Photo Essay

Matthew Goniwe’s funeral remembered: Here are previously unpublished photos from 1985

Nyameka Goniwe, widow of Matthew, died a week ago.

By Riaan de Villiers - 8 September 2020

Meet Plett’s happy dogs

Volunteers feed 250 pets from informal settlements every Saturday

By Ashraf Hendricks - 3 September 2020

Covid-19: exercise helps with the cigarette ban, says Hanover Park jogger

Young and old exercise daily to keep their spirits up during the pandemic

By Ashraf Hendricks - 6 August 2020

In photos: Standoff between police and occupiers of Cape Town nature reserve

This is an especially large occupation

By Brenton Geach - 24 July 2020

In photos: Storm causes flooding in Cape Town

The City’s Disaster Risk Management says flood kits, sand and milling will be provided to affected informal settlements

By Peter Luhanga and Buziwe Nocuze - 10 July 2020

How Ladles of Love makes millions of meals during lockdown

The organisation needs donations to continue coming in

By Ashraf Hendricks - 10 July 2020

Lockdown in pictures: a Cape Town photographer’s powerful record

The story of a city under Covid-19

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 30 June 2020

Cape Flats families bury their children on Youth Day

“It happens every day, uncle, every single day”

By Brenton Geach - 18 June 2020

In photos: Cape Town flooded

The city has been hit by hail, lightning, thunder and heavy rain since Wednesday

By Ashraf Hendricks, Buziwe Nocuze and Lucas Nowicki - 11 June 2020

Flooded shack dwellers occupy dry private land

Residents of Waterfront informal settlement want to move to Philippi Village property

Text by Tariro Washinyira. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 11 June 2020
The Woodstock Hospital, now named Cissie Gool House by its occupiers are no longer allowing visitors onto the site due to the Covid-19 virus and lockdown.

Covid-19: Woodstock Hospital occupiers face a new challenge

“We’ve ensured that nobody goes without food”

By Ashraf Hendricks - 8 May 2020
Alex Midikana sits amongst his belongings as shacks are removed. When Law Enforcement arrived yesterday, Midikana’s home was spared. Today it too was removed. Photo: Brenton Geach

City vs shack dwellers: Occupations and demolitions escalate in Cape Town

Despite last week’s court order, new shacks are being erected next to Empolweni and the City is tearing them down.

By Ashraf Hendricks - 22 April 2020
With the lockdown in place, drivers and passengers have to reveal their reasons for travelling at roadblocks in Cape Town.

In photos: Day one of lockdown

Soldiers and police patrol streets asking residents to stay at home

By Ashraf Hendricks and Lucas Nowicki - 27 March 2020
Photo of fishers

Centuries old fishing method survives in False Bay

In the 1970s there were dozens of trek fishing crews. Today, there are only four left.

By Ellen Elmendorp - 28 February 2020
Photo of Gordon De Bruin and Ershwin Engel play the leads in Dont Miss Your Turning, which aired for the first time at the Artscape Theartre.

Triumph for amateur cast at the opera house

Don’t Miss Your Turning Point received a standing ovation on Saturday night at Artscape

By Ashraf Hendricks - 17 February 2020
Photo of a broken seat

Metrorail’s skorokoro trains

Cape Town’s trains are hard to love

By Lucas Nowicki - 7 February 2020