The 3-day Enactus World Cup 2015 kicks off today in Johannesburg, South Africa. Flying the flag for Singapore is our National Champion , Glow in the Dark by Enactus NTU. They will compete with 35 other countries for the coveted Enactus World Cup.
Besides showcasing the power of entrepreneurial action to make a difference alongside the best and brightest from around the world, what elsecan our team expect in the largest city in South Africa, a diverse multi-ethnic metropolis?
See — Maboneng Precinct. Described by CNN as an “South Africa’s answer to Williamsburg of New York”, what was once an inner city no-go area, the derelict warehouses and disused factories have been transformed into a hub for the creative and fashionable in Johannesburg. The centrepiece of the development, the Arts on Main complex (http://artsonmain.info/) occupies a warehouse from 1911 and houses galleries, bookstores and boutiques showcasing creations by local designers. Head down also to the Museum of African Design (http://www.moadjhb.com/), the continent’s first design museum, which presents the culture of Africa in creative modern ways. Alternatively, go to the corner of Anderson Street and Berea Road to find the Kwa Mai Market, where traditional healers still sell their wares and cures to various ailments in roadside stalls.
Eat — District Six Eatery (http://www.districtsixeatery.co.za/ ). The food and décor celebrates the owners’ childhood in Cape Town. Famous for its milk tart, the restaurant also serves up a range of local Cape Malay cuisine.
Stay — Legend has it that The Hideout at Curiosity Backpackers was used as a refuge by Nelson Mandela and other ANC leaders during apartheid. Today, it is a backpackers inn and a hideout forlocal and international artists (http://www.curiocitybackpackers.com/).
Do — Volunteer at New Jerusalem Children’s Home (https://www.facebook.com/New-Jerusalem-Childrens-Home_NJCH-36978846222/). In a country where an estimated 6.1 million people are living
HIV and 240,000 people dying from AIDS-related illnesses, the orphanage is just one of many thatdedicate themselves to caring for orphans who lost their parents to AIDS.
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