Photo Essay

Boom and bust times for paraffin dealers

Shortages mean paraffin selling is a good business, but only when you can get supplies

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15 July 2016

Plastic View devastated by fire

Hundreds homeless and five dead in informal settlement east of Pretoria

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4 July 2016

Somalis fear for their lives after Tshwane riots

Shops and homes destroyed, and over 300 people sheltering in community centres

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30 June 2016

Living on the streets of central Cape Town

Treat us with respect, say homeless people

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24 June 2016

Tshwane protests in photos

Dispute over ANC mayoral candidate

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22 June 2016

Bogged down in Never Never land

Winter rains make life hard for Philippi shackdwellers

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21 June 2016

Tension over family living in historical Muslim cemetery

"You don’t want to do anything that’s going to starve the kids,” says neighbour

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15 June 2016

Hangberg’s dog rescuer

Up in the cramped Hout Bay district of Hangberg, Shaygam Newman lives on the edge with a dream - to develop the refuge he maintains for dogs and cats

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8 June 2016

Mfuleni’s homemade gym

Aleas Stokwe used his personal savings to start a gym in his home for his neighbourhood

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2 June 2016

This simple task is a nightmare if you live in a shack

Just washing your clothes is slow, difficult and dangerous

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23 May 2016

Riot in Grabouw over housing

Traffic department destroyed and schools closed

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11 May 2016

Quest for water in an Eastern Cape village

In March I visited a village in Pondoland in the Eastern Cape for two weeks as part of GroundUp's investigation into the province's dagga trade.

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22 April 2016

Boxing tournament brings much needed recreation to Mfuleni

"We want youth to be active and their parents to see them doing something positive"

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23 February 2016

A day in the life of a postwoman

Rain or shine, Priscilla Njamele is out delivering mail in the city bowl

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10 February 2016

The scrap collectors

Across the city there are people who survive by collecting things we throw away

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29 January 2016

Fire in Langa destroys dozens of homes

A fire in an informal settlement in Langa earlier today destroyed dozens of shacks, leaving many homeless.

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12 January 2016