Cape Town

The Beautiful Game

27 November 2016 · · AMANDLA, Cape Town, CTC Ten Safe-Hub, Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, Manenberg, Soccer · 0 Comments

On Monday, it was with a predominantly white South African and expat group. After work, I trekked out to Table View, a neighborhood about 30 minutes north of city centre along the coast to play with my summer league soccer team. The quality of competition isn’t the highest as we managed our second blowout win.

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A Yearlong Race

31 May 2016 · · AMANDLA, Cape Town, Khayelitsha · 0 Comments

Earlier this month, I ran the Slave Route Challenge Half Marathon. This was without a doubt the most beautiful road race I have ever run. The course scenery included stunning views of the city’s three major mountains, the Atlantic Ocean, and a World Cup stadium. The end of this majestic trail was very fitting because.

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Glass half full or half empty?

9 December 2015 · · Cape Town, CTC Ten Safe-Hub · 0 Comments

I recently reached the halfway point of this year-long fellowship; six months have already flown by, and another six months lie ahead. As introspective beings, I believe it is important to take time to reflect when we reach such milestones in our lives. When I think about reaching the halfway point of this fellowship, I.

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Public Health, Khayelitsha, and the CTC Ten Safe-Hub: An Interview with Yanga Gcilishe

7 December 2015 · · Cape Town, CTC Ten Safe-Hub, HIV/AIDS, Khayelitsha, Public Health, Staff · 0 Comments

I recently sat down with Yanga Gcilishe for the second installment of my blog series on public health. The Safe-Hub’s Fair Play Football Manager was born, bred, and currently resides in Gugulethu, a black township between Khayelitsha and Cape Town. I was excited to chat with Yanga for this blog because of the fascinating conversations.

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Accents, Africa, and Arsenal

12 October 2015 · · Africa, Cape Town, Football, Khayelitsha, Soccer · 0 Comments

I’ve been in Cape Town for just more than four months now. During this relatively short period of time, I’ve learned a great deal about South Africa, AMANDLA EduFootball, and myself. I’d like to spend this blog entry explaining three conclusions I’ve drawn from my stay thus far. 1. What Did You Say? Life can.

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