Monday, July 16, 2007

Preparation Weekend Sunday - Never take, what you see, is what you get

Sunday morning, meeting again at the Cape Windjammers offices for the 2nd last time. On the 18th the girls will be leaving for the Tall Ships' Race in Europe. Since most of the participants, who will be taking part on the race never set their foot "eMzansi" - in all the home areas of the team like Langa, Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, Ocean View, Constantia and Sea Point. So what we are decided was to make a tour around our communities just to give all of us a glance of where we are coming from as South Africans.

And the other main objective was to clear the stereotypes that we had of these communities. I can say most of us believed in things which we didn't know whether they are true or not. So Sunday was pretty different, because we went straight to the spots where the smoke was coming from and we kind of realised how huge were the flames. And we actually saw that some of our stereotypes they can be true and some they can be not. "Never take them as the way they are approaching you.

Never take "What you see is, what you get."

Sakhekile Qoyi, 13.07.2007

Sea Point; Ocean View; Constantia-Wynberg; Khayelitsha; Gugulethu and Langa