Photo Essay

Nelson Mandela Bay residents blame years of neglected leaks for dry dams

Kouga dam predicted to run dry in July. Other dams to follow soon after

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3 May 2021

Life after a devastating fire in Cato Manor’s Marikana

The informal settlement is home to about 6,000 people

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30 April 2021

The only weightlifting club in Soweto is changing lives

Started in 2019, Lifting Dreams is running out of space

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26 April 2021

All in a day’s work for reclaimers in Gauteng

Waste-pickers are responsible for collecting 80 to 90% of used packaging and paper that is recycled in South Africa

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26 April 2021

The skull of the outlaw hero Koos Sas finally laid to rest

Nearly 100 years after his death, Khoisan leaders ceremonially inter his remains

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22 April 2021

Living in Covid village in Cape Town

City says occupation is illegal and it has no funds for such unplanned settlements

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14 April 2021

Refugee musician gives Johannesburg children the opportunity he didn’t have

Pianist Amisi Mubale teaches children at Lorentzville safe space

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8 April 2021

A year in a settlement created by Covid

Izwelethu informal settlement or Covid as it is nicknamed started with lockdown in March 2020

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29 March 2021

In photos: Controlled burn of Kenilworth race track

The track is home to pristine critically endangered Cape Flats Sand Fynbos

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17 March 2021

Cape Town residents clean up after first rains

Some Mfuleni residents spent Wednesday morning clearing their waterlogged homes

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11 March 2021

South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout begins!

Sister Zoliswa Gidi-Dyosi, a registered nurse and midwife, was the first person in the country to be vaccinated as part of the state’s programme

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17 February 2021

No water, no sanitation, no electricity, but for these families this is “Paradise”

Small Kommetjie community hoped to be left alone, but housing development planned on land

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17 February 2021

Spectacular photos of Augrabies Falls in flood

“Place of Great Noise” lives up to its name

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11 February 2021

2020 in pictures: a year of living dangerously

Covid-19, evictions, fires and an elephant: GroundUp’s photos of the year

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22 December 2020