I won’t even lie, my first winter in Cape Town last year caught me off guard. I was heavily underprepared – you see, in Joburg, when it’s cold, it’s just cold. But in Cape Town, when it’s cold, it’s cold and wet and miserable. I guess that’s why UCT has that (un)official rule that if the mist is so bad that you can’t see the campus on the mountain, it’s no longer there and school is cancelled.
To the matrics of 2015 who can finally say “Mama, I made it!”, congratulations!! ? I know as well as anyone that it was a long and difficult road but you did it, and for those of you going on to university, I thought I would try and impart some more wisdom on the things I wish people had told me before I got there. Some of these will have a UCT bias because you write what you know, but I’m pretty sure the rest are pretty relatable.