Tina Lam is an ex-newspaper reporter at the Detroit Free Press. This is her journal of living in Cape Town, South Africa in 2013 and part of 2014. Besides freelancing, she teaches press law and ethics at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
This is her third stay in South Africa; the others were for a year in 1997-98 and for two years, 2004-2006. When not in Africa, she lives in Michigan and Colorado.