Several women went topless to protest the ineffective response to rape across South Africa, and especially at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Photo by Myers McGarry Continue reading Fighting Back
Today, South African journalist Thule Zwane took us to the University of the Witswatersrand (Wits) to acclimate us to the expansive campus before we delve into reporting. While sitting as a group on the street level of the communications building, Thule gave us a brief history of apartheid and how it led to the student movement #feesmustfall. She helped us see the different factions of … Continue reading From Apartheid to #Feesmustfall
Day Two in Joburg started out a little rocky for the Generals. Having spent Day One easing into South African culture under the shelter of Nelson Mandela Square (a large, indoor/outdoor shopping mall with some pretty sweet deals on sunglasses and a very nice salesman who for some reason thought that I was the only one in the group who couldn’t pass for South African), … Continue reading Hitting the Ground Running!