Hyatt Regency Johannesburg
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... the poverty that the black government inherited in 1994, surely something could have been done to improve even some minor aspects of these lives; but contrarily, could these people have helped themselves, even to a minor degree - for example, do their "streets" have to be running cesspools? What about all the unemployed young men doing something about it locally? And lastly, given these conditions how can there not have been a violent revolution at some time in the last 20 ...
... of disappointment or heartbreak. Such simple concepts of contrast feel as alien now as anything I could've previously thought about Africa before I came here last year. So so so much has changed in me and the world. Ive grown up as a person and an anthropologist and I wonder where the intersectioanlity of my dual identies lays. Trying to be constantly outside, the perpetual other, makes you a more acute observor but you cannot exist ...
... a torch. In the fading light, boys are given a letter from an important adult figure in their lives, normally their father, and then have to remain alone in the bush all night until the sun has risen and it is light enough to make the return hike back. As we were getting briefed, the teacher said 'this will be the worst night of your life, but atleast I the future you will have a day which you know for sure is the worst in your life.' So my hopes weren't high. The night before had ...
... of South Africa united post the British defeating the Boers in the Boer War. The regime got more and more ridiculously convoluted with more and more defined races (e.g. white, coloured, Native, Indian etc.) and arbitrary rules to allocate people to races. In fact people would frequently get re-allocated race with significant impacts on their life style and livelihood.
There was also an incredible Nelson Mandela exhibition which traced his life from his origins as ...
... However, he redeemed himself by taking one of my cases, and henceforth has the honour of going down escalators in front of me.
We arrived at the airport with plenty of time to spare and collected our visa and hotel vouchers (also entitling us to 3 meals, much to Richard's delight!) at check-in, before enjoying a late lunch at Spur and then heading to our gate (with some mandatory window shopping in duty ...