This week is going to be extremely busy for me. We finally heard back from my school's IRB and my fellow Richmonders and I have to have a general overview of our ISP topics to send to the school by this Friday. Normally, it wouldn't be due until October 7th, but we're leaving for the rural areas on saturday and there's pretty much no chance that I'll have internet access and/or my computer there. And on top of that I have a book review due Friday...awesome.
Yesterday, I was a little confused when I left for school because my baba was still there. Normally, he leaves at like 4 or 5:00 in the morning. Also, his taxi wasn't there. So when I came home from school, I asked if he was sick, and he was. He has a cold or something, and his ear is really bothering him. I guess someone drove his taxi for him or something...I'm not really sure. Anyway, when I was talking to my sisi and my mama, I said "Ubaba uyagula" (baba is sick) and they were really impressed with my Zulu skills. I was proud of myself. Speaking Zulu is fun! Although I still can't always get the clicks right.
Today we're having a bit of a different schedule because we're going to watch a video conference on Xenophobia that should be pretty interesting. We're also hopefully going to have some sort of Q & A with a man our academic director knows who works in Pretoria about the whole Thabo Mbeki resignation thing. Personally, I think it's ridiculous that they made him resign. He really wasn't going to be in power much longer, and I really don't think it would have made much difference in the long run. Also, Mbeki was a big factor in the Zimbabwe negotiations, and I saw an article that said they might fall through now that he's out of office. I really don't think that the Zuma reign is gonna be very good. I really think he's going to corrupt the government (moreso than he already has). We'll see what happens, I guess.