Photo Essay

Thousands of learners in Kraaifontein protest again overcrowding

Thousands of learners protest in Kraaifontein

Frustration with overcrowded classrooms

By Ashraf Hendricks - 16 May 2019
Roads were blocked with burning tires and debris early in the morning inside Grabouw. Some residence who were watching were not sure why the the protest was happening or who the leaders were.

Grabouw community divided as protests continue

Tensions rise along racial lines

By Ashraf Hendricks - 14 May 2019
Photo of demolished shacks

“I am left with this blanket and winter is coming”

Strand land occupiers who are staying in community halls say they have nowhere to go

Text by Velani Ludidi. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 14 May 2019
Photo of woman who has voted

In photos: South Africans brave cold and wet weather to vote

Voters, including ANC ones, express hope for change after decade of state capture

By GroundUp Staff - 8 May 2019
Photo of a man drinking beer

“I raised my children by selling home brewed beer”

Traditional beer is cheap and popular in Tsakane township

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 2 May 2019
Dunoons new state-of-the art library

A look inside Dunoons new state-of-the-art library

Five years in the making, the R42-million facility is now open

By Ashraf Hendricks - 27 April 2019
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