Photo Essay

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

Meet Plett’s happy dogs

Volunteers feed 250 pets from informal settlements every Saturday

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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

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6 August 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

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10 July 2020

How Ladles of Love makes millions of meals during lockdown

The organisation needs donations to continue coming in

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10 July 2020

Cape Flats families bury their children on Youth Day

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

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18 June 2020

In photos: Cape Town flooded

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

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11 June 2020

Flooded shack dwellers occupy dry private land

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

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11 June 2020

Covid-19: Woodstock Hospital occupiers face a new challenge

“We’ve ensured that nobody goes without food”

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8 May 2020

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.

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22 April 2020