Jackie Loos, a columnist for the Cape Argus , writes a column entitled “The Way We Were” where she reflects on South Africa’s past. Cape Town resident, Mymona Galant has collected the columns into scrapbooks as a way of preserving the city’s history. The two met this spring and provided a snapshot into Cape Town’s history for Medill senior Lauren Manning during her journalism residency at the Argus.
Along with her regular posting with the news department at the Cape Argus, Lauren Manning had the opportunity to report for the paper’s business section as well. For a number of pieces, she explored the country’s growing technology industry. The way that the country is embracing innovation and technology is an important and underreported example of the type of development happening within South Africa.