Photo Essays

We’ve come a long, long way in these 22 years

The lines of this song hold special resonance on the 27th of April. “Yinde lendlela esiyihambayo. Wash’u uMandela kubalandeli bakhe, wathi sodibana nge- Freedom...

This is why Uganda’s election is a big moment for democracy...

Thursday has been declared as a national holiday in Uganda as citizens take to the polls for the country’s national elections. Kizza Besigye of...

This Ghanaian artist does incredible things with only a ballpoint pen

Without the use of fancy filters or expensive materials, Ghanaian Artist Enam Bosokah makes striking art with only the use of a ballpoint pen....

Maputo photographer captures the city’s changing interior landscape

Maputo is a city that is ever changing, with buildings going up as quickly as others are brought down. FILIPE BRANQUINHO, a well-known Mozambican...

#UCTShutDown in photos

After classes at the University of Cape Town (UCT) were suspended on Monday following a protest against a proposed fee hike, protesters occupying the...

The gorgeous 800-year-old mosque in downtown Beijing

The Forbidden City. The Great Wall. Communism. Even Buddhism. These are synonymous with China. But a mosque built in the 10th century? Not so much. The...

Chatsworth camp officially closed, but more than 100 refugees stay put

Fewer than 100 of more than than 200 refugees have left the Chatsworth camp despite the announcement by eThekwini municipality that it would be closed...

Youth Day: The young achievers on the Cape Flats trying to...

June 16 is celebrated as an iconic turning point in South Africa’s history. This year marks nearly 40 years since students in Soweto were gunned...

A day in the life of a Durban taxi driver

While walking on some of Durban’s busiest streets, it’s hard to ignore the passion and vigour with which the taxi drivers and conductors work to...

The baker of Doha: keeping tradition alive in back streets of...

Doha is a city of the future, but if you trawl the back streets, you can still find small businesses that have been plying...

David Nkanti residents start again from nothing after shack fire

A shack fire has left about 200 people homeless in the David Nkanti township near Lwandle, Strand. The fire started early Wednesday morning, as residents...

Chatsworth displaced persons camp: “Last week I was able to support...

The Chatsworth camp for victims of the xenophobic attacks in Durban currently houses more than 3,000 displaced people. SAFIYYAH PATEL volunteered there last weekend. At...

“Not in our name!” – Joburgers come out in their numbers...

On Thursday, thousands of people took to the streets of Johannesburg in The People’s March Against Xenophobia – an emergency solidarity march that was...

When peace protestors met anti-peace protestors in Durban [PHOTOS]

Thousands of people attended a peace march held by the eThekwini municipality in Durban on Thursday to mobilise against xenophobia. The march was supported...

EFF’s attempted Khayelitsha land grab in pictures

Police are reportedly investigating several cases of public violence and malicious damage to property following an attempted land grab last week, believed to have...

Isipingo displaced people camp: 300 people, three tents, five toilets [photos]

After a wave of xenophobic attacks, foreign nationals working and living in Isipingo and Malukazi just outside of Durban fled their homes last week....

#RhodesMustFall: No end in sight as students sit tight

Students demanding that the University of Cape Town (UCT) set a date for the removal of a statue of Cecil John Rhodes on campus...

The statue must fall: UCT students rise against Cecil John Rhodes

About 500 staff and students from the University of Cape Town gathered on Thursday for an open-air dialogue to discuss the fate of the...

Barbs of occupation still sting for Kashmiris

Barbed wire is a common sight in Indian-administered Kashmir. More than 25 years ago Indian troops sent to suppress militant groups embarked on an...

Cape Fire: communities come together to fight the flames [photos]

An enormous volunteer relief effort has helped to lift Capetonians’ spirits in the wake of the devastating blaze that engulfed the South peninsula. RA’EESA...
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