My entry into academia is a result from my first visit to South Africa in 2012. Since then, my passion for the country and its people has only increased. I completed my Bachelor in History at the University of Ghent in 2013 and graduated with great distinction. My bachelor thesis focused on the role of history and historians in the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The thesis was subsequently published in the South African journal New Contree. I then further pursued my passion for South Africa during my time at Leiden University, where I completed the two-year Master of Research in African Studies cum laude. The master thesis focused on Khoisan activism and land claims in South Africa and part of the findings were published in Anthropology Southern Africa. In my PhD project I continue looking into the situation of contemporary Khoisan activists in Cape Town.