Who we are
Passionate about South Africa
Kunjani aims to assist students and young graduates from around the world in finding the opportunity to experience the rich diversity, energy, and possibilities of this fascinating country.
Motivated by the educational value of exchange programs
We strongly believe in the value of exchange of cultures, skills, and personalities. We have found that many exchanges are very valuable not only to the trainees/volunteers but also to the organizations hosting them.
Mediators at heart
Our goal is to facilitate a meaningful internship for students/young graduates and their host organization. We assist with the logistics of their stay in South Africa. We also inform South African organizations about the opportunity that hosting trainees/volunteers can represent for them.
Meet Kunjani's team : Caroline & Carolin
I was born in Carcassonne, France, and have been based in Cape Town since 2003. I had the privilege to travel a fair amount as a teenager, and realised the value fo being exposed to various people and cultures, and sharing with them.
My fascination with South Africa began in 1998, when I came to Johannesburg to do a 3-months internship in Journalism with Agence France Presse (AFP). After my internship I travelled around and to neighbouring Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. I have had a special affinity for the area ever since.
In 2003, I came back to South Africa for a business project. This time I met Steve, my partner. I have been living with him in Cape Town ever since. I established Kunjani in 2006.
I was born in 1979 in Essen, germany. I studied social sciences in Germany and I had the opportunity to do various internships and trips to different parts of the world during my studies.
My final career at university was a MA Development Management. This Master program offers 25 young professionals from all over the world the opportunity to study together on the topic of developing countries and was at the same time a collaboration with the University of the Western Cape South Africa,
In 2004, I came to Cape Town for my studies, and fell in love with the country. I came back several time for internships and field research. In 2007, I got a job offer at university in South Africa. Afterwards, I worked for 3 years at the Provincial Government of the Western Cape. In 2010 I changed jobs again. I am now working at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (www.ijr.org.za), besides my involvment with Kunjani and some free-lance services (www.gomulia.net).
My travels abroad have been the greatest experience in my life and I would love to provide many young people the opportunity to experience the same.