Original photo: Isabel Sommerfeld Cape Town, South Africa is a city of contrasts. On one hand, it is a city of spectacular scenery such as frosted mountains, luscious vineyards, and botanical gardens for visitors to enjoy. On the other hand, one cannot ignore the...
You might complain about your job occasionally, but you’re probably grateful to have one. Many people aren’t so lucky. Unemployment rates are on the rise worldwide, throwing up a barrier against sustainable development. Many a leader has been elected on a promise of...
Photo: Christian Keller When you decide to take a gap year, there are so many choices on offer of places to go and things to see. A gap year is a chance for you to understand more about yourself, your professional and personal interests, and create memories that will...
Get a head start on preparing to volunteer in South Africa with these essential tips and interesting facts. Hugged by both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, dominated by mountains and populated with some of the most magnificent creatures on earth, South Africa is a...
South African food is a culinary experience that will delight more than your taste buds. As you break a piece of bread and dip it into a piping hot Durban curry, you can learn about how South Africa’s complex past led to the creation of the dish. South Africa’s...
Like in many new businesses around the world, most South African startups aren't able to last past the three-year mark. However, there are specific contextual constraints unique to the region. Below we have listed some of the main challenges faced...
Back in the summer of 2013, my life changed when I decided to volunteer abroad for the first time. I was an unhappy and unfulfilled first-year University student who had contemplated dropping out on a near-daily basis. With Summer holidays just around the corner, I...
The magnificent continent of Africa is home to over 50 countries and innumerable diverse cultures speaking more than a thousand and a half distinct languages. Known as the ‘Cradle of Humankind’, many believe the secret of human origin lies hidden beneath its soils....
We all know the importance of water but how much is it something that we Western’s take for granted? Cape Town’s infamous water crisis is virtually impossible to ignore, but is that what we have been doing? Haven’t we all been ignoring the warning signs and hoping the...
The school holidays may have been quiet for some, but here at GVI Cape Town we seized the opportunity to repaint and decorate classrooms with educational murals, with the primary goal being to help enhance students overall learning experience. Over the course of two...
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