Words: Jo Elliott

All countries have their own unique quirks, those little things that make perfect sense to them, but seem a little strange to outsiders. The UK is no exception to this rule.

If you’re planning a move to the UK, or even just an extended visit, here are…


Words: Jo Elliott

I came to Cape Town back in January of this year and graduated from University during the summer of last year. I’d been saving to travel since I was eighteen so I was naturally very excited about this new adventure. …


Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Vs Bridget Jones Diary Which film adaptation wins

Words: Jo Elliott

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is a story that has been retold many, many, times. …


Words: Jo Elliott

The Cart Horse Protection Association (CHPA), celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, has monumentally improved the lives of working horses in the Cape Flats.

Working in harmony with the cart driving community is incredibly important for the CHPA. Over the course of 25 years, they have developed…


Photo: Staying Alive Foundation

Words: Jo Elliott

South Africa in 2020 has one of the most progressive abortion laws in the world. With abortions available up to 12 weeks on request, and between 13–20 weeks in certain conditions, its abortion law is one of the most liberal in Africa. …


Words: Jo Elliott

As a History graduate, the announcement of a new “historical drama”, fills me with both delight and dread. I’d say in equal measure, but the dread usually far outweighs any delight at the idea of seeing one of my favourite periods of history brought to life. …


Jojo Rabbit Film Review Can Hitler be funny?

Words: Jo Elliott

Jojo Rabbit (2019)

Cast: Taika Waititi, Scarlett Johansson, Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin Mackenzie, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson

Director: Taika Waititi

Warning: Contains spoilers

A satire about the Nazis, despite the fact that it has been done many times before, is bound to be divisive, especially given the…


Sophia Duleep-Singh

Words: Jo Elliott

History is full of women who did incredible things. But history is written by the victors, and that means that by and large, it focuses on men, whose work was more widely documented.

This means that we do not hear about amazing women from history as much…


Protests Signs in The Raptor Room

Words: Jo Elliott

In September of 2019, protests rocked South Africa after the murder of University of Cape Town Student, Uyinene Mrwetyana. All over the country, women were asking “Am I Next?”. But as with anything, the news moves on, people move on. …


Gap years have become more and more common over recent years, instead of heading straight to university, some students take the time to see the world, relax, kick back and destress, we deserve it after thirteen years of school! …

Jo Elliott

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