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What is it like to live in Cape Town with water restrictions?

Since the beginning of February 2018, the city of Cape Town has dramatically reduced its water consumption to the extent that forecasts now suggest that there will be NO municipal water supply shortages in Cape Town this year.  However, water restrictions will be a fact of life in Cape Town for the remainder of this year to allow for water augmentation projects and rainfall to replenish the city's water supply. What does this mean for [...]

How we will support you during possible water shortages in Cape Town in 2018

(Update as of February 15th, 2018): Since this post was published in late January, the City of Cape Town has dramatically reduced its water consumption to the extent that forecasts now predict that we will make it through 2018 without any water supply outages. We will continue to follow this story and share further updates. The following contingency plans will remain in place in the increasingly unlikely event we encounter municipal water shortages. You [...]

By |January 31st, 2018|VACorps News|

Mozambique- Kruger Adventures

We have some AWESOME trips planned to the country of Mozambique and the Kruger National Park this year. In this blog we will give you an overview of the places visited, activities on offer, costs involved etc. Mozambique is one of the southeast African countries bordering the top of South Africa. The country was a Portuguese colony for nearly 500 years, known for crops such as cashew nuts and cassava in addition to all sorts [...]

By |January 17th, 2018|VAC Travel|

Oh the places you’ll go: Abdullah Khurram

Many incredible people have passed through the VACorps internship program since we first started hosting interns in 2006. “Oh the places you’ll go” is a series where our alumni share updates about their careers and life accomplishments. In this latest post, Abdullah Khurram (’10) checks in from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, where he is currently a Doctoral Researcher at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy. As you will note from his career synopsis, Abdullah has already [...]

By |November 8th, 2017|VACorps Alumni|

Mozambique & Kruger Adventure 2017

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous It was once again time for the VAC staff and interns to embark on the epic journey from Johannesburg to the beautiful country of Mozambique. Our 10-day adventure started at O. R Tambo International Airport where we began the 6-hour drive through the rolling hills and sweeping landscapes of rural South Africa. Making our way east towards the border we [...]

Big year for international Occupational Therapy in South Africa

Occupational Therapists (OT's) spend their days helping people with sensory, physical or cognitive disabilities to be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives by addressing the social, psychological and environmental factors that can affect patient’s functioning in various ways. 2018 is going to be a big year for Occupational Therapy (OT) in Cape Town, RSA as two international OT congresses are scheduled to take place in Cape Town in May- WFOT, the [...]

Betty Jayne Humplick— Moshi, Tanzania (2017)

"I chose Cape Town because I had heard many nice things about it but also because I wanted to experience a different part of South Africa having previously visited Jo'burg and Durban. Cape Town did not disappoint! It has a great vibe, the place and people are very nice and laid-back. There are also a lot of really cool places to visit (restaurants, tourist attractions, etc.). I was in Cape Town for about 2 months [...]

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