Photo Essay

Eviction looms for families living in former panelbeaters’ building in Tshwane

City plans to evict residents of MeatKing

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Photo Essay | 25 March 2022

Mitchells Plain train stations are in ruins

But Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says the Central Line will be running again by July 2022

Text and Photos by Ashraf Hendricks

Photo Essay | 2 February 2022

Wolwerivier’s karate dojo: police captain teaches children “not to fight”

Carol-Ann Daniels found that children in one of Cape Town’s poorest areas had nothing to do

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Photo Essay | 25 January 2022

What a year! 2021 in photos

A selection of photos we took this year

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Photo Essay | 20 December 2021

#StiekUitVaccinate: Bboys promote Covid vaccination in Mitchells Plain

More than 120 people were vaccinated at the event

Text and Photos by Ashraf Hendricks

Photo Essay | 15 December 2021

Crayfish quota increased after protests by fishers

But quota to be cut again over the next two years to allow the stock to recover

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Photo Essay | 13 December 2021

Long queues at Home Affairs in spite of minister’s promise

But provincial manager claims “Home Affairs has declared war on queues”

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Photo Essay | 29 November 2021

Young gardeners are building a fynbos corridor across the Cape Flats

Greenpop’s project aims to “bring Kirstenbosch” to schools

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Photo Essay | 22 November 2021

Immigrants tough it out in Joburg’s “dark buildings”

They face police raids, evictions, extortion and crime

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Photo Essay | 5 November 2021

Immigrant children use art to show how prejudice hurts

“I have never been to the DRC. I speak Sesotho fluently and a bit of Afrikaans but I am treated very differently by my peers.”

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Photo Essay | 29 October 2021

Teaching tomorrow’s ballet stars in Gugulethu

The Move for Two dance school has classes three times a week in a classroom at Bonga Primary school

Text and Photos by Ashraf Hendricks

Photo Essay | 24 August 2021

Part of informal settlement under water for a week

Khayelitsha residents say they need help to clear the water

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Photo Essay | 19 July 2021

Kraaifontein shack dwellers flooded out of their homes

City says most flooded areas “are situated on land that is not suitable for habitation”

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Photo Essay | 1 July 2021

Siqalo residents brave the Cape floods again

Home to about 2,000 people, the informal settlement experiences flooding almost every winter

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Photo Essay | 30 June 2021

Youth Day sailing programme teaches more than just sailing

Young people from Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg get out on the water

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Photo Essay | 16 June 2021