Monthly Archives: June 2016

Reflection on International Day Against Drug Abuse June 27th

Today is the international day against Drug Abuse. One of the things about doing public health at the University of Cape Town is the visceral encounter of people on the street. A walk between my flat in Mowbray means crossing … Continue reading

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June 16th

Hello it is Youth Day in Namibia and South Africa,I have been at the University of Cape Town for three months now and I am halfway into my practicum. I am still working on my thesis and I am becoming … Continue reading

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Overhead at the Cancer Association of South Africa, Cape Town office

Librarian: Oh my friend also did her Masters in Public Health, right now she is doing her PhD. Me: In what? Librarian: Medical anthropology Me: Oh interesting. Do you have any books , um on… the first AIDS cases in … Continue reading

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Mind the gap – but notice that you can cross

Academia is filled with people doubting things they research and themselves. I too have found myself thinking I fall short. They call it impostor syndrome. You think you don’t belong here, when actually you have done pretty well for yourself. … Continue reading

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