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Slanguage in South Africa

When interns land in South Africa, they may think they've landed in a country where English is spoken. Well, yes, English is widely spoken, however, you will hear a fantastic array of South African "slang"uage - blended words and sayings from English, Afrikaans & Xhosa. Sometimes, it can leave visitors a bit confused when these [...]

Andrew Mandla Ndwanya, our Operations Manager shares his local knowledge with VACorps

Every day, imagine meeting new people in various offices, shaking hands with managing directors & doctors, and learning about NGO's and companies across Cape Town.   This is a glimpse into the day of VACorps' Operation Manager, Andrew Ndwanya.  Since 2011, he's also been supporting international interns with insider tips, local knowledge, and cultural excursions of his [...]

Sneak Peek: Virtual Tour of The Cederberg Oasis VACtravel Weekend!

Some people say, it's like a different planet, but when you land in the Cederberg mountains, you realise you've travelled to a beautiful place on Earth.  Well known for it's dramatic rocky mountain formations, world-class bouldering and rock climbing, ancient rock paintings, and clear evenings full of shooting stars, it's an adventure not to miss! [...]

VACorps End of Year Highlights

  Year after year, VACorps interns experience incredible life-changing moments in their professional placements in Cape Town.  We've had an amazing year with fantastic people exploring future careers and contributing to fantastic local projects. These international internships truly shape rest of your lives forever. You can read some of VACorps first-hand internship experiences here.  With the VACorps program, our [...]

5 Things To Add To Your Cape Town, South Africa Summer Bucket List

Summer solstice has come!  For those of us in Cape Town, we are in full-swing of the city's beauty & splendor.  Interns are on holiday which leaves space for exploring, adventure and ticking off things to do on their bucket list.   We know there are incredible beaches and natural surroundings to see, but want to try [...]