I was born and raised in Stellenbosch, a lovely town about 50km from Cape Town. I am currently studying at Stellenbosch University.
Growing up I was only aware of politics and the real world issues South Africa faces in a very vague way. South Africa is an incredibly beautiful country. One of my favourite things to do here is take a road trip to the Tsitsikamma forest and see the landscape change between so many different scenes and habitats as I drive. People (locals, tourists and expats) often name the natural beauty and diversity of South Africa as top reasons why they love living here. I always believed that every country has its problems, but that I love South Africa enough to bear them and work with them.