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Former VACorps Intern: Perspective and Advice

It has been a year and a half since I hopped on a plane and began my incredible journey that would become one of the most wonderful experiences of my life. I came to Cape Town as a VACorps intern to complete a journalism internship in June 2016. As I look back now, I’m able to think about what I might have done differently in preparation for the trip and give practical advice to those [...]

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 March 13th, 2018): Since this post was published in late January, the City of Cape Town has dramatically reduced its water consumption to the extent that the local government has announced that we will not face water supply shortages in 2018 if consumption levels remain at current levels. We will continue to follow this story and share further updates. The following contingency plans will remain in place in the increasingly unlikely [...]

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 [...]

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