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... from the mountain we had
decided to catch a taxi to a place in the centre of Cape Town known as Bo Kaap.
This place is simply well known for cobblestone streets and brightly coloured
houses. It is so colourful it actually gives you a burst of happiness looking
at them. Though a very small place it was definitely worth the look.
From here it was to the Aquarium, down on
We had a morning business visit at a world-renown advertising firm called Ogilvy & Maher. The whole building was an open floor plan, and by open I mean each floor was open AND you could see floor-to-floor as well. I've never seen such an open office space in my life. Everyone who worked there just seemed cool; they dressed cool, they had a ...
... In the lime quarry there's a cave where the prisoners would have lunch. Mandela said that 50% of the democratic south Africa constitution was created in that cave. Cool man. Our guide talked of life in the communal cells as well as hunger strikes, not being able to reach his bunk bed because he was so physically exhausted. Also the long term sufferings including liver and kidney problems. Also he talked of the torture he ...
... Sobukwe led a march to the local police station in Soweto in order to openly defy the laws. After presenting his pass to a police officer, he purposely made himself guilty under the terms of the Pass Law for being present in an area other than that allowed in his papers.
All political prisoners had to work in a lime quarry. Originally the extracted limestone didnīt have any usage. It was not only hard but also dangerous work. The prisonerīs eyes were badly ...
... pension is given to the unemployed. Our local guide said the problem is if you give money to some people, they may spend the kids food money on booze, you give them a job it will last a week before they quit.There's gangs, drugs and family violence so what is the way to fix this? He seemed to think it was fixing the morals. I can obviously see the issues they are facing but at least it's in harmony with equal rights now. Maybe the answer lies with a non corrupt ...