Travel in the Time of Trump – Why We Must Speak Up

Photo by Ishay Govender-Ypma I arrived in New York on a day that the world changed. I had to lend my voice. For Marie Claire SA, 2 February 2017 I arrived in New York City, via John F Kennedy airport on 28 January 2017 around 11AM. Unbeknown to me, at almost the same [...]

Rio de Janeiro – A View from the Favelas

As the Rio de Janeiro Olympic games come to a close, Ishay Govender-Ypma reflects on the issues and dissent during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a common thread between the two. For Mail & Guardian, August 2016. From here, at the highest tier in the Santa Marta favela in Rio, I can see the settlement [...]

Cape Town Corner Stores

Show Me the Way to the Next Corner Store - Cape Town, South Africa The small, independently run Cape Town Corner Stores are a dying breed, and those that still exist, do so valiantly and against the odds. Ishay Govender-Ypma shares the stories of seven local old stores, institutions to their loyal customers. For High Life, [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:23:47+00:00December 1st, 2015|Reported Work, Social Justice, Travel|0 Comments

Why #FeesMustFall has Silenced the White Travel Industry

I hope You are Uncomfortable *Disclaimer, I am an independent black travel, food and culture writer. This advantage allows me to write about this issue unencumbered.* Last week, I was fuming. Fizzling, sparking like a dislodged pylon in a thunderstorm, snaking haphazard on the ground with firecracker bolts of electricity. That angry. When I checked [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:24:52+00:00November 2nd, 2015|Reported Work, Social Justice|4 Comments

20 Years of Democracy with I See a Different You

20 years of democracy: By focusing on themselves as subjects, ISADY is able to portray a normalcy to township life, a sense that people are thriving in Africa, and a beauty that is inviting.

Food Bloggers Join the W.F.P to Feed Back

Some of my food writer friends from around the world, got together with me and hosted meals to raise awareness about hunger and educate readers and friends about what we can do. All proceeds raised went to the World Food Programme's Wefeedback programme that feeds children in schools in the world's most poverty sticken areas. Together we raised enough to feed 5452 children! Please join us and feel free to ask me how you can participate in hosting your own Wefeedback meal.

By |2017-05-22T08:24:29+00:00August 31st, 2011|Food, Reported Work, Social Justice|20 Comments