Photo Essays

The health vote: how the parties compare

SOUTH AFRICA VOTES 2014 takes a look at how some of the major parties in this election compare on their health policies.

EFF’s red sea storms Gauteng legislature [pictures]

Members of the EFF stormed the Gauteng legislature on Tuesday. Photographer IHSAAN HAFFAJEE was there. The EFF held a protest march to express its dissatisfaction with the expulsion of its members...

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 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...

Photographer battles his own demons to create a visual diary of...

Photographer TSOKU MAELA, who suffers from manic depression and anxiety, has visually interpreted the different stages of depression in a photo series called "Abstract...

Why they voted

We captured some South African sentiment at the polls this week.

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...

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...

Heritage: “A gift for our children’s children”

Heritage is an inheritance of the past. It impacts who we are, where we call home, and the traditions we follow. On 24 September, people...

African Medicine Has Its Place In The World

"Many doctors and pharmaceutical firms say no, but they surely can help". The herbs used by the ancient Khoikhoi people of the...

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...

EFF members party it up at first anniversary [pictures]

IHSAAN HAFFEJEE attended a rally to commemorate the first anniversary of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). It’s been a year since Julius Malema and other...

#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...

The Youth Vote in Cape Town

Headlines have been blazing about youth disinterest, and the apathy of the born-frees. Only one-third of the nation’s first-time voters registered to vote, but those who marked their ballot ardently defended their choice. By RA’EESA PATHER.

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...

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...

#ICON2016 – where the geeks come out to play

#ICON2016 took place from 24-26 June at Midrand’s Gallagher Estate. South Africa’s longest running comic and games convention made some big changes, with a bigger...

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....

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.
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