Photo Essay

Cape Flats children show their athletics skills

“It’s where they can express themselves in a positive way instead of taking a gun”

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29 January 2020

Barrydale parade highlights climate change

Joyous occasion in beautiful Western Cape town was marked by a serious and frightening theme

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18 December 2019

Muizenberg: Where South Africans play together

People of all classes, races and nationalities enjoy the beach and its surrounds

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29 November 2019

Chaos in Cape Town as refugees evicted from city centre protest

Court order against protesters outside UN High Commissioner for Refugees

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30 October 2019

“Our blood does not want to be spilled in the land of South Africa”

Refugees respond to UNHCR media statements

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26 October 2019

Satire and the City: Zombies and a dead president protest in Cape Town

Housing activists compare City’s housing policies to apartheid era

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30 September 2019

Generations of Cape Town flower traders cut it in the city market

“Everybody in the family is here, cousins, aunties and great aunties”

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28 August 2019

Shack dwellers raise their own funds for flood relief

“City doesn’t send officials to help residents whose shacks are flooded, so we made a decision to help ourselves,” says Marikana resident

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8 August 2019

From drought to floods for Cape Town

City says 3,640 structures affected

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24 July 2019

Cape Flats residents cheer arrival of army

Military deployed on Mandela Day to help quell Cape Town’s gang crime

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19 July 2019

Township youths build exquisite sculpture

It doesn’t make all the violence stop but it reminds people that there is beauty in the world, says volunteer

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12 July 2019

Life in Plastic City is hard, but being an immigrant makes it worse

Mozambican immigrants and Xitsonga-speakers say they are discriminated against

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8 July 2019

No water, no toilets, no electricity in Qandu-qandu

Thousands in Khayelitsha informal settlement hope and wait for basic services

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1 July 2019

The people of Plastic City cannot even afford zinc shacks

People live in homes built of discarded board and plastic next to a Brakpan dump site

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27 June 2019

Cape Town storm pics: informal settlements hard hit by high winds

“The house was shaking and if I slept I knew I would be putting my life in danger”

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23 June 2019