Photo Essays

#OpenToSyria: Displaced faces of the civil war

Four years of civil war in Syria have left more than 190,000 people dead, while millions have had to flee their homes for safety.International...

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...

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...

Kashmir Floods: The destruction after the storm

Nearly two weeks have passed since parts of Pakistan and Indian administered Kashmir were submerged in waters more than two dozen feet high, leaving 600,000 people stranded...

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...

Homecoming for Angolan man who spent 40 years as a refugee...

Over a decade after Angola’s struggle for independence and a lengthy civil war, the first refugees from the neighbouring DRC are beginning to make...

Loiterers and revellers on Long Street, by night [pictures]

The last 10 years have seen Cape Town’s iconic Long Street, located in the City Bowl just below Bo-Kaap, become the de facto location for...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Photo essay: Youth Day in Soweto

Thousands marched through the streets of Soweto, south of Johannesburg, on Monday to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the 16th June 1976 student uprisings...

Why they voted

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

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.

Humans of Wits University talk elections 2014

With the elections only days away, now is a critical time. With help from some friends, AAISHA DADI PATEL set out to ask Wits students whether they’re voting, and what is on their minds now that we’re nearly ready to hit the polls.

Freedom Speaks

What does freedom mean to us? By the SOUTH AFRICA VOTES 2014 team.

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

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.

On Oscar Pistorius and being proudly South African

Are people more interested in the Oscar Pistorius trial than in the elections? FAATIMA TAYOB asked people in Durban what has been getting their attention.
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