Photo Essay

In photos: Day one of lockdown

Soldiers and police patrol streets asking residents to stay at home

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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.

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28 February 2020

Triumph for amateur cast at the opera house

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

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17 February 2020

Metrorail’s skorokoro trains

Cape Town’s trains are hard to love

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7 February 2020

Cape Flats children show their athletics skills

“It’s where they can express themselves in a positive way instead of taking a gun”

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29 January 2020

Barrydale parade highlights climate change

Joyous occasion in beautiful Western Cape town was marked by a serious and frightening theme

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18 December 2019

Muizenberg: Where South Africans play together

People of all classes, races and nationalities enjoy the beach and its surrounds

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29 November 2019

Chaos in Cape Town as refugees evicted from city centre protest

Court order against protesters outside UN High Commissioner for Refugees

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30 October 2019

“Our blood does not want to be spilled in the land of South Africa”

Refugees respond to UNHCR media statements

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26 October 2019

Satire and the City: Zombies and a dead president protest in Cape Town

Housing activists compare City’s housing policies to apartheid era

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30 September 2019

Generations of Cape Town flower traders cut it in the city market

“Everybody in the family is here, cousins, aunties and great aunties”

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28 August 2019

Shack dwellers raise their own funds for flood relief

“City doesn’t send officials to help residents whose shacks are flooded, so we made a decision to help ourselves,” says Marikana resident

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8 August 2019

From drought to floods for Cape Town

City says 3,640 structures affected

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24 July 2019

Cape Flats residents cheer arrival of army

Military deployed on Mandela Day to help quell Cape Town’s gang crime

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19 July 2019

Township youths build exquisite sculpture

It doesn’t make all the violence stop but it reminds people that there is beauty in the world, says volunteer

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12 July 2019