IN-DEPTH: Day 5, Friday 3 October 2014

Don’t have much time to write today, need to get to Fourways because I have a huge family thing this weekend.

So today we had a meeting with Ruth again, I’m feeling pretty good about my feature, I think it’s going to work out well (-ish?), the conflict is between those who are lucky enough to have a place in the market, and those who cannot be in the market (for a number of reasons) and have to resort to trading illegally on the streets. Video I’m still struggling with – haven’t really spoken to hawkers on the streets yet, which means there are some large gaps in my knowledge/

Had a very interesting interview with Sebastian – he has been part of the market for 14 years selling rice, cous-cous and other imported goods. The sense I’ve gotten from him (and others in the market) is that this is a business – an attempt to create a brand and sell ideas as much as good quality goods. I want to hopefully juxtapose that with hawkers, who are trying to survive.

Unfortunately won’t be able to travel into Yeoville for the weekend. We’re Irish, and when my strong, powerful Irish mother summons me home, there really is no way not to go… I joke, I’m extied to spend some quality family time. The timing isn’t the best, but I’m sure my mom would say the same thing about having me 😉


About robykirk

Robyn was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, still isn't dead and despises writing in the third person. She received her undergraduate degree at Rhodes University, having completed a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, History and Journalism at the end of 2013 and completed her Honours in Journalism (career entry) at Wits University in Johannesburg during 2014. From April 2015 until March 2016 she worked as the Communications Intern for the MRC/Wits Agincourt Research unit in rural Mpumalanga. This blog is a collection of the work produced: - for the Wits University student newspaper and website Wits Vuvuzela during 2014 - during her internship at MRC/WIts Agincourt Research Unit (2015/2016) and independent blogging (2014-present). Robyn is interested in everything besides sports and mean people. In the past she has specialised in photojournalism and television journalism, and considers visual media to be one of her strongest skills. She decided to become a journalist because learning about other people’s lives was more fun than putting on pants and having her own. Follow her on Twitter: @RobyKirk

Posted on October 3, 2014, in In-depth blog, Uncategorized, Wits Vuvuzela. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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