Celebrating Freedom

Today is a national holiday in South Africa, celebrating freedom and commemorating the first post-apartheid election, held in 1994. Fittingly, we spent our day learning the history of South Africa. We started off at Constitution Hill, where the Constitutional Court (the highest court in the land) was built partially from the bricks of the Old Fort Prison complex. One section of the prison, the notorious … Continue reading Celebrating Freedom

A Protest Against South Africa’s Rape Culture

About 200 people gathered in the Central Block in front of the Great Hall at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg on Tuesday, April 26. Students at Wits, as it is known, organized an anti-rape culture protest to stand in solidarity with the women at Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The issue is one of several that have emerged … Continue reading A Protest Against South Africa’s Rape Culture