Trending: Active Citizenship

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Disillusionment, apathy and indifference may be rife but social justice has found a perhaps unlikely ally in digital media that promotes active citizenship.  From global petitions for the protection of a rainforest to hashtags calling out sexual abuse and harassment, digital media has shown its potential to encourage active citizenship by engaging with citizens on their …

Some Winter #ShotLefts

Even though the June vacation comes hand-in-hand with some of Cape Town’s most miserable weather, it’s also a cosy time of hot chocolates, pretty coats and roaring fires. For some added luxury and adventure, a winter getaway is the little marshmallow on top! There tend to be two camps of holidaymakers in June: those that …

Reading Africa

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In the past few years, I’ve been reading more African novels than in the rest of my life (and I’ve always been a fanatic reader). It’s extraordinary to explore countries I’ve never been to, or know nothing of beyond their names and maybe their capitals, through the convenience of books. All my life Africa has …