More hardship often awaits immigrants to South Africa
Many of the estimated 1.6 to 2 million foreign people living in South Africa are there to make better lives for themselves and their families, sometimes fleeing extreme poverty, political persecution and starvation. But contrary to what some are told, life is still hard across the border, sometimes more difficult than the lives they left behind.
About the Contributors
2011 Graduate / Media Studies
Mandy Hofmockel graduated from Penn State University in May 2011 with a degree in Media Studies. She was the student marshall for the media studies program at commencement. She is now a multimedia producer for MassLive.com in Amherst, Mass. While she was at Penn State Hofmockel covered lumberjacks, politics, crime, courts and philanthropy while working as a reporter, copy desk chief and web editor for The Collegian, the independent student newspaper, and as a reporting intern at The Times Herald in Norristown, Pa. During the summer of 2010, she was the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for California Watch, an investigative reporting Web site in Berkeley, Calif.