"The plan was to always go back..."

The Chinese New Year was an opportunity to travel for Kagiso Mogotsi. January 2020 marked two years since she had been living in Tianjin. After a short break to Vietnam for the holidays, she planned to return to complete her teaching contract. But while on holiday, China went into lockdown to deal with the upsurge of coronavirus cases. She then decided to come back to South Africa to wait out the crisis that would surely end in a few weeks’ time. Or so she thought.

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(This episode was recorded on 04 June 2021.)

“Covid Stuck Abroad” was created and produced by Zola Zingithwa.

Music: “Lazy Sumday” by Sahy Uhns, part of the “Bonus Beat Blast”. It is an original beat/rhythm library from dublab’s international family of music makers. The entire collection is licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY 3.0 license which gives you the freedom to share and remix. Source: Free Music Archive.

This episode was recorded with assistance from the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme through the National Arts Council.