In March 2008, over a period of three weeks, I travelled around South Africa with the intention of documenting how South African's are dealing with HIV/AIDS in their communities. I was privileged enough to be accompanied by representatives of the charity World Vision, who took me to these communities and helped me gain a much clearer perspective on the seriousness and impact of this virus on my home country of South Africa.
Siyapila means 'we are living' in Zulu. It is important to concentrate on not only curing this virus, but also to look at the people who are dealing with this on a daily basis, and gain a positive outlook on their lives. The projects that I visited while in South Africa are all linked with HIV/AIDS, and how the people of South Africa are trying to face the virus and it's consequences head on.
This book is for them.