Friday, April 29, 2011

Freedom Day

April 27 is the anniversary of the first democratic elections in South Africa. It is also a public holiday—no school!

PJ, Allison and I reunited in Cape Town for a lovely Freedom Day.

But first, a little bit of gloating about the new view:

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Upper Greenpoint, #1. Photo by Peter-Jon Grove.

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Upper Greenpoint, #2. Photo by Peter-Jon Grove.

We visited the Slave Lodge together, a museum with a main collection honouring the Middle Passage in general, and highlighting the significant legacy of the slave trade for Cape Town and South Africa.

The special exhibit this time was about Nelson Mandela’s life, from childhood to the present.

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It seemed an appropriate exhibit for the day.

Stopped briefly on Long Street for a drink… but it was a pretty early night for us.

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Heart lantern at a cafe

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Long Street, Cape Town

This week I have to tackle a paper about the intersections of poverty and disability for South African youth, as well as a class presentation on programme evaluation for NGOs. Tuesday and Thursday next week I will conduct the interviews with unemployed youth who did not complete high school for my thesis. Wish me luck!

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