IN-DEPTH: Day 10: Cue Rocky theme song

Not much to say today, I’m saving my typing for all the transcribing of interviews, planning of storyboards and writing of my second draft that’s due on Monday – the fun events that I have planned for this weekend instead of doing something stressful, like spending time with my friends or family…

Today I interviewed Sabata, the manager of Yeoville market, just for some background on how the market is structured and run and how difficult it is to actually get a space to trade in there – he mentioned to me that the waiting list is over 4 000 names long right now! Then I went to Noli, my street trader, to ask him a few follow up questions and get permission to film him for my multimedia project. I think I forgot to mention it yesterday, but Zaheer really likes the ‘follow the tomato’ story line (THANK YOU RUTH!)  so that will be the ‘journey’ for my video. I found out when he’ll travel to get stock again, probably on Tuesday next week. That means we’ll have a bit of a scheduling nightmare because two of us so far have things to shoot on that morning and only one sound kit. But we’ll figure it out – or I’ll just lock my dear group mates in the boot of someone’s car for a few hours because that’ll work too. Anyway, future Robyn’s problem.

Today’s exciting event: the guy in the market who had blood over one whole side of his face. We left Sabata’s office after I finished my interview, and were standing in the market just chatting when this guy came past – he was young and skinny, with angular features and a Bafana Bafana shirt on, and there was blood streaming down the right side of his face from what seemed to be a cut above his right eyebrow. He looked so dazed, and it was such a vivid crimson shade of blood that at first it seemed fake. Sabata suggested that he may have tried to steal from a stall and the owner didn’t appreciate that kind of business, so gave him a make-over of sorts. Don’t know the exact circumstances though, he sort of ran out pretty fast.

Because this is my blog and I can do whatever the hell I want, I’m going to make you listen to Eye of the Tiger as I tell you about a dream Anazi was telling about yesterday. She dreamed that this whole course was an episode of Survivor, and once we all finished our in-depth indentured servitude, the lecturers viewed it all and judged it and we were called into elimination. Most of the class were safe, but she was left in the bottom three. She walked up to the front of the class where Dinesh stood. Dinesh very solemnly announced that Anazi had been eliminated as she put out her torch. As Anazi walked out, Joanne stopped her at the door to tell her she also wasn’t getting a job at 702…

So basically, I think it’s safe to say everyone’s feeling a tiny bit frazzled at the moment. Anazi said she woke up the quickest she ever had after that dream, and came in with her war paint on – hence the Rocky theme song. Let’s all channel our inner Stallone, especially with filming starting soon.


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

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