Kayamandi

[foogallery id="433"] Kayamandi is a township located near Stellenbosch, the second oldest city in South Africa after Cape Town. Stellenbosch is a small town famous for its university and because it is surrounded by many vineyards, all over the hills and mountains, due to its very fertile soil. Everyone in this country seems to think that Kayamandi is a very dangerous place, but I must say that, although I have been here only a week and have […]

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voluntourism

I must admit, I didn’t know anything about voluntourism before going to South Africa. After all the research I have done on the topic, I still don’t feel comfortable with it. To me there is a very clear distinction between volunteering and tourism. That’s why, at the beginning of my stay in South Africa, I just couldn’t understand what was going on. I didn’t know how to react when I was repeatedly encouraged to travel, enjoy myself […]

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Sustainable Development Goals in South Africa

On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like me and you. Do you want to get involved? You can start by learning and telling everyone about them. Here’s  […]

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