Photo Essay

Photo of woman picking out a chicken

Cape Town’s roadside chicken sellers

“What I love about this business is that it is outside. I’m not enclosed in a building.”

By Masixole Feni - 18 April 2019
Photo of people crossing bridge

IN PHOTOS: Zimbabweans struggle to recover from Cyclone Idai

Crops have been destroyed. And where houses once stood there are now rocks

Text by Steve Kretzmann. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 15 April 2019
Photo of shacks

Railway line occupied as rapid Philippi informal settlement grows

Over 1,000 new shacks in Eyadini spread over PRASA land

By Vincent Lali - 5 April 2019
Photo of woman and son

Life in Woodstock Hospital

An abandoned state-owned property has become home to over 700 people

By Sebastian Moronell - 15 March 2019
Photo of mural in Swift Street Salt River

Cape Town’s iconic murals

The city has beautiful public art depicting the life and ideals of its residents

Text by Steve Kretzmann. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 14 March 2019

Waiting and hoping the whole day for work

“Sometimes in a week I get maybe one job. If I am lucky I get two jobs and I make R150 per job.”

By Masixole Feni - 26 February 2019
Photo of man and dog

Khayelitsha clinic saves lives of our best friends

Mdzananda Animal Clinic treats nearly 700 animals a month

Text by Kim Reynolds. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 1 February 2019

In photos: Bonteheuwel schools show their athletics skills

Usually in the news because of its gang crime, these photos show a happier, more hopeful side of this neighbourhood

By Masixole Feni - 25 January 2019
Photo of man with owl

Mfuleni’s marvellous pets

While dogs are the most popular pet, some very curious creatures have formed lasting friendships with the township’s residents

By Masixole Feni - 22 January 2019
Juanita Booyse and her husband Manie break down in tears outside their destroyed hoe in Bettysbay

Dozens of homes destroyed in Overstrand fire

Betty’s Bay bears the brunt of blaze, which is now under control

By Ashraf Hendricks - 12 January 2019
Photo of robot

Bridgetown man makes robots from scrap

I’ve always been good with my hands, says “Robot Man”

Text by Mary-Anne Gontsana. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 23 November 2018
Bo-kaap residents blocked a crane from entering during a protest against gentrification.

Bo-Kaap protesters in stand-off with crane

Four people arrested in clashes with police over new development

By Aidan Jones and Ashraf Hendricks - 20 November 2018
Over 1000 residents protest along Southern Bypass Street in Vredenburg.

Vredenburg closed off as protesters demand better living conditions

Shops shut and roads blocked

By Ashraf Hendricks, Kelly Vinett and Saam Niami Jalinous - 15 November 2018
Hundreds protest for better services including a police station and civic centre in Atlantis.

Mayhem in Atlantis over building of community hall

Rubber bullets fired and shop looted

Text by Kim Reynolds. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 18 October 2018
Washiela Baeers cleans her 6 month old son Waseem. Baeers has been a resident of Blikkiesdorp for 10 years. She said that it was nice staying in the church because "I can sleep tonight". Baeers didn't

Residents expelled from Blikkiesdorp amidst racial tensions

Over 20 people have sought shelter in the Methodist Church in central Cape Town

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and Ashraf Hendricks - 11 October 2018
Photo of Maiden's Cove beach

“In Camps Bay there’s lots of space – leave our beaches alone”

Capetonians speak out against development of Maiden’s Cove

By Barry Christianson - 25 September 2018