Soweto Storytelling Night

Stories hold within them the ability to transform situations, recall lessons and share knowledge. It is through the power of storytelling that we are able to find light in life’s experiences. The last Thursday of the month is storytelling night at Lebo’s backpackers in Soweto. The entertainment area opens up for an evening of storytelling…

Rediscovering cycling in Soweto

I first heard about the Soweto cycle tours from my mom of all places. She’s one of those people who doesn’t just wonder what’s going on but rolls down the window and asks. I did the tour a while back and it’s been sitting in my drafts box, which it turns out has a lot…

An Afternoon in the Oppenheimer Gardens

The Oppenheimer gardens (another one of those places I’ve passed and never entered) are in Central Jabavu, just up the road from the famous Morris Isaacsons High school, one of the meeting points of the June 16th march. They are home to the Oppenheimer Tower and the Credo Mutwa Village.  My mother and I decided…

Jumps, Jobs and Confusion

Going up the towers as a viewer and not a jumper is certainly not as nerve-wracking. Last time, I left my camera safely away from my shaking hands. This time around, it’s much easier to take in the view and chat to my guide; a friendly, safety conscious guy. I’ve always imagined that people who work…