Having been a member of the Blue Journey Team from the start, one of my responsibilities is to get the team safe to wherever we need to go.  It is a something I enjoy doing.  On our trips, we had the opportunity to visit places, way off the beaten track. And I mean way off! 
Posted: 19/09/2023 10:32:44 | with 0 comments

Imagine going to an island.  A world heritage site no less.  Meeting locals, taking photographs of how they live and work, just their everyday living.  This was my privilege in 2022 being part of the team that went to Lamu, Kenya. 
Posted: 08/09/2023 14:53:34 | with 0 comments

Doing research is interesting and enlightening to say the least. Many people would ask me to tell them how I classify myself. My response usually goes something like “how do you wish to identify me”? We can discuss about identity politics but tell me what you think of the identity politics in the country. It might sound like I am evading the question; I am not. The method is used as an icebreaker, a conversation starter. I have a keen interest in identity politics of the Khoe-San people of southern Africa, focussing on South Africa.

Posted: 01/09/2023 12:46:32 | with 0 comments

My name is Jennalee Goeda, and I am a Research Assistant for the Ocean Cultures and Heritage SARCHI Chair. During my journey as Research Assistant, I have interviewed so many participants. The one question that we really ask a lot is what does the sea mean to them?

Posted: 31/08/2023 12:12:14 | with 0 comments

 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry….

This quote is from a book titled “ The Little Prince” by  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I started the year by reading this book. I spent days thinking about the words in this quote and what they really meant. 

Posted: 14/08/2023 15:22:46 | with 0 comments

In his book Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the World without Becoming a Bore, the Sociologist Peter Berger tells of how he went to America to study theology and ended up studying Sociology.
Posted: 15/06/2023 10:17:15 | with 0 comments

You can never have enough spare tyres. This was something we learnt very quickly as we drew closer to the end of our some 5500 km journey across Namibia. As we were making our way out of one of the most spectacular and rugged landscapes, an ancient and now dry riverbed near Skeleton Coast, we blew a tyre. After spending some time searching for a way to access the spare tyre (a tiny keyhole at the back of the bumper), our luggage and bodies became coated in a fine layer of desert sand.
Posted: 28/05/2023 09:51:03 | with 0 comments