Scars Take Time To Heal

What has changed since Apartheid? Matome Mokgoloboto, the program administrator of the Masibambisane Daycare Centre in Eldorado Park, says he can be friends with anyone and date anyone. But he wonders what does that do for him? Despite the end of Apartheid, Matome says he believes that South Africa has not changed much. I think he’s right. On our visit to Orange Farm, a township in the Gauteng … Continue reading Scars Take Time To Heal

What’s In A Name?

Liliesleaf Farm tour guide Tracey Mmabjala Kutso Rapelego explains how opponents of Apartheid hid from police in the early 1960s. Photo by Mohini Tangri The walls are covered with the colored drawings of children. There are cards, notes and pictures, all written to honor Nelson Mandela, the first post-apartheid president of South Africa. During our tour yesterday, we visited Liliesleaf Farm where Mandela and other political leaders hid … Continue reading What’s In A Name?