I've been involved with Global Voices for approximately two years now covering all elements plaguing the South African Political and Current Affairs landscape. I have made a great friend of my editor, Ndesanjo Macha, who has proved to be a great role model, editor and mentor when it comes to everything from topic selection to the actual look and feel of my blog posts. For one, thing it would be great to meet him face to face given the many failed attempts we had of meeting up when I was back in South Africa.
Living in London now has really opened my eyes as to the different ways in which the world works and the myriad of social interactions and cultural manifestations which occur in multicultural societies. I've always had a taste for it in Johannesburg amongst South Africa's “Rainbow Nation”, but in London it is amped to the next level.
I feel at the summit this would be yet another opportunity for me to witness this great amalgamation of not only cultures and different world views, but the mingling of skills and talent from around the world of people with a similar motivation that I have.I look forward to witnessing their talents at communicating with the world what is happening over here and over there and making it clear what events, people and ideas mean to the general populace which inhabit our ever shrinking planet.
I hope to meet the great minds whose work I've read over the countless blog posts and tweets. I want to discuss and debate ideas with the same people I admire when I see the contribution they've made to my understanding of the world around me as well as the world they themselves inhabit.
I am also looking forward to exploring and taking in the sights and sounds of Chile. Understanding the culture and the people who inhabit the city of Santiago. New places are always inspiring. I just plainly hope to be inspired yet again.
I am really looking forward to this. Bring it on 🙂