Category Archive: South Africa


According to the UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees or simply the UN Refugee Agency – in 2010, “more asylum applications were lodged in South Africa than in any other country… Continue reading

Cradle of Humankind

It is well past midnight in Johannesburg but I could not go to bed without posting at least a few photos from today filming of b-roll footage. The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage… Continue reading

Hope Despite Hopelessness: A Zimbabwean in South Africa

This is the untold story of hundreds of thousands of refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost


The experiences of meeting and talking to various people and seeing different places are stunning me into silence. On one hand, not much of what I see and hear is different from what… Continue reading

Photo Tour of Hillbrow, Johannesburg

Hillbrow is one of Johannesburg neighborhoods with large number of immigrants/migrants. We toured it today with dear Zimbabwean friends. I have no energy to write blog post tonight but here are some photos.… Continue reading

Ubuntu Has No Borders

I had the best intention of writing part two of “Black and White” entry today, but as we visited the vibrant and multiethnic area in downtown Johannesburg, I was mercifully reminded that things… Continue reading

Black and (or?) White – Part 1

DARIJA’S ENTRY: It was inevitable that Kay and I would end up discussing race between the two of us and with others. It is simultaneously a reaction to how we see and perceive… Continue reading

Working From Yet Another Mugg & Bean Coffee Shop…

Ready or not?

Here I come! Getting ready to leave tomorrow morning for Johannesburg via Washington, DC and Dakar. Mildly panicked as I am keeping an eye on hurricane’s path, airport security updates and strike in… Continue reading