A social policy PhD student with a passion for young people and all things (South) African. Currently embarking on a year of fieldwork in this amazing country - read on for updates on my (mis)adventures.
Author Archives: raqueld83
I have often defended the ANC, or at least tried to understand where they are coming from, but this latest stunt has got me a little wound up….. Last week an almighty row flared up in South Africa between the … Continue reading
Guest blog by Dan Gilby Spend any time travelling in Africa and the chances are you will see a large overland truck transporting tourists across the continent. In fact, if you’re travelling in Africa you may well be on one … Continue reading
For those of you back at home in the UK the opening today of the African National Congress (ANC) Conference in Mangaung won’t have registered, but here in South Africa the build up to this conference has been a consistent … Continue reading
So this summer I was lucky enough to work on a project looking at benefit stigma in Britain and the final report of this is out today – cue much excitement from my little house in Cape Town 🙂 Whilst … Continue reading
Ok, so this might sound like a stupid question but since I arrived here I have been surprised by the number of people (generally expats) who have made the comment, ‘well South Africa isn’t really Africa, is it’.  To … Continue reading