My name is Aziz Matthews and 22 years ago I was born in Cape Town, South Africa. I study Film and Media as well as Environmental and Geographic Science at the University of Cape Town. I have a keen interest in photography which perhaps stems from my father who began his career as a photographer and war correspondent. My mother began her career as a librarian and I attribute my avid love of reading to her. Both of my parents have played a large role in shaping the person I am today. I have learnt to think critically about the world around me, realise that there are always two sides to every story and even so, understand that the world is not made up of black and white but in fact shades of grey.

Cape Town city bowl

©Aziz Matthews

SeekingTheSoapbox aims to incorporate this mindset when presenting information on community, national and international events in order to encourage debate. I hope to create a platform that will spur on the discussion needed for more relevant stories to be produced. This community of individuals sharing their opinions shall shape a news platform free from the bias and agenda of mainstream news media.


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