As part of the Wits journalism course I have to do an in-depth project. Each year a new area of interest in Johannesburg is chosen and students are required do find and do stories from there. This year, the area is Mayfair.
Until a few weeks ago I didn’t know the place existed. A friend of mine recommended an Indian restaurant there and that was the first time I ever set foot in Mayfair.
Naturally I am excited and nervous. I love the idea of doing stories about a real community. I don’t think of braam and it’s as a real community. But the members of that community I am the outsider so think this is going to be hard than I thought.
I am very happy with my team. I haven’t really worked with any of them but I feel good about the team dynamics.
One of the requirements for this project is for me to diary entries of my journey process and progress. So this is it, boot camp week has begun