Photo Essay

Spectacular photos of Augrabies Falls in flood

“Place of Great Noise” lives up to its name


Photo Essay | 11 February 2021

2020 in pictures: a year of living dangerously

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


Photo Essay | 22 December 2020

Matthew Goniwe’s funeral remembered: Here are previously unpublished photos from 1985

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


Photo Essay | 8 September 2020

Meet Plett’s happy dogs

Volunteers feed 250 pets from informal settlements every Saturday


Photo Essay | 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


Photo Essay | 6 August 2020

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

This is an especially large occupation


Photo Essay | 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

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Photo Essay | 10 July 2020

How Ladles of Love makes millions of meals during lockdown

The organisation needs donations to continue coming in


Photo Essay | 10 July 2020

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

The story of a city under Covid-19


Photo Essay | 30 June 2020

Cape Flats families bury their children on Youth Day

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


Photo Essay | 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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Photo Essay | 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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Photo Essay | 11 June 2020

Covid-19: Woodstock Hospital occupiers face a new challenge

“We’ve ensured that nobody goes without food”


Photo Essay | 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.


Photo Essay | 22 April 2020

In photos: Day one of lockdown

Soldiers and police patrol streets asking residents to stay at home

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Photo Essay | 27 March 2020

Centuries old fishing method survives in False Bay

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


Photo Essay | 28 February 2020