Photo Essays

‘SA Must Downgrade Turkish Embassy Over Kurdish Offensive’

Mahmoud Patel, a professor at the University of the Western Cape and executive member and chairperson at Kurdish Human Rights Action Group...

Ramadan in Bo Kaap: A dying tradition?

In Cape Town, Bo-Kaap is a place of historical importance. But, thanks to gentrification, it is also a place with a heritage that is...

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....

In photos: Youth Day 2016 celebrations in Joburg

Young and old, presidents and opposition leaders - thousands went out to commemorate Youth Day on Thursday. GULSHAN KHAN captured the spirit at the...

Making do with public toilets in Khayelitsha [PHOTOS]

Khayelitsha’s dirty toilets and Cape Town's "poo wars" have become almost as famous as the mountain that overlooks the touristy city. But even though...

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...

In pictures: Cape Town comes out in numbers for Gaza

The exact number of people in Cape Town who came out in support of Gaza on Saturday is still being disputed. Estimates put the...

Marikana miners remember the fallen [pictures]

On Saturday, thousands of people gathered at the koppie in Marikana where, on 16 August 2012, South African police opened fire on a group...

Photo Essay: Kalk Bay’s fishermen

RA'EESA PATHER spoke to fishermen in Kalk Bay about their struggles as government enforces a new licensing programme.

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...

To all the superwomen, happy Mother’s Day!

Annually, a day is set out to celebrate motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. While motherhood is a beautiful journey...

#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...

A riot of colour at the Gauteng Carnival [PICTURES]

Thousands of South African’s participated in the eighth annual Gauteng Carnival earlier this week. People dressed in colourful clothing, danced and sang as they...

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...

The doctrine of freedom

In 1955, the ANC and its allies invited South Africans to record their demands for freedom. These demands were then expressed in a document known as the Freedom Charter. At apartheid’s end, the Freedom Charter became a cornerstone of South Africa’s new democratic constitution. Even now, as South Africans ponder the question of 20 years’ freedom, it is the Freedom Charter is that remains the yardstick of the actual freedom South Africans have secured. By RA'EESA PATHER

Muizenberg Fire: How firefighters are battling the Cape peninsula blaze [photos]

In the early hours of Monday morning, mountains around the Western Cape's southern peninsula lit up in an inferno. RA'EESA PATHER was there to...

Photo Essay: Will you be voting?

Election season is in full swing and while the politicians dance (some of them more awkwardly than others). FAATIMA TAYOB found out how well the election is being anticipated in Cape Town.

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...

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...

#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...
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