Cape Town, April 2021
Cape Town is very modern, and a complete collision of more cultures than can possibly fit into a single space. It’s a very progressive part of South Africa. Because of the topography, there are neighborhood bubbles up and down the coast.
I have high hopes for South Africa. They remind me of an early us: a country with lots of cultures and languages smashed together, living on top of each other, all looking to make it work so their children can have a better life. Their diversity, like ours, is a strength. Their challenges, like ours, are formidable and strangely similar. Success in either country is not guaranteed. Like us, they are a nation of hustlers.