How is university going? What are you working on?
There is so much more movement on campus since they removed the vaccination policy on campus. That means we can have more face-to-face interaction with the students that we assist academically, which means an increase in the workload that we have. I am currently preparing for the academic debriefs with the student athletes that we work with at the NGO, and I am also attempting to get my learners license and hopefully get my drivers shortly after that, God willing.
Athletics winter training has also started in full swing, so we are currently preparing for that, and the training is very hectic and leaves the body sore but it’s a great sore. I am also working on my thesis and hoping to complete the next step in the end of September.
Were you able to start the data collecting for your thesis?
I am continuing to do data collection this week and to be done with most of it end September and then start the write up.
How is the impact of the financial crisis and the war in Ukraine developing? Here in Germany things keep getting more expensive and lots of developments in the financial sector are happening. What do the media say about it in South Africa?
I try to stay away from any negative news even though it affects me, too. Our petrol prices decreased a bit, but we are not sure for how long. Food and everything is still the same.
Which Covid restrictions are still in place in South Africa? What do the media say about the development in the next few months?
There are currently no restrictions in SA that I am aware of and as mentioned above I don’t really indulge in any negative news for mental wellness reasons.
How is the vaccination process coming along? Have most South Africans been vaccinated?
As a UWC student I believe that there are many people that are vaccinated because of the policies that were in place. However, after they lifted the restrictions the people that hadn’t been vaccinated by then might have stopped completely.
How are your jobs going?
Busy, busy. So, since they removed the vaccination policy on campus, it means we can have more face-to-face interaction with the students that we assist academically, which means an increase in the workload that we have. I am currently preparing for the academic debriefs with the student athletes that we work with at the NGO.
Did you do anything nice in your free time in the last month?
I attended a women’s conference at our church and attended a poetry evening.
What is your favourite season in Cape Town and why?
It has to be summer; I love walking barefoot (this is why refer to myself as a “Kaalvoet kind”) and wearing dresses etc. It also usually means that my birthday is also close by as well as competition season for athletics. And I can have ice cream any time without hearing people saying, “but its cold, how can you eat ice cream”.