Photo Essay

Life in Plastic City is hard, but being an immigrant makes it worse

Mozambican immigrants and Xitsonga-speakers say they are discriminated against

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8 July 2019

No water, no toilets, no electricity in Qandu-qandu

Thousands in Khayelitsha informal settlement hope and wait for basic services

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1 July 2019

The people of Plastic City cannot even afford zinc shacks

People live in homes built of discarded board and plastic next to a Brakpan dump site

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27 June 2019

Cape Town storm pics: informal settlements hard hit by high winds

“The house was shaking and if I slept I knew I would be putting my life in danger”

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23 June 2019

Hard work and little pay: pushing heavily-laden trolleys while dodging traffic

Competition is stiff between the men who push trolleys for vendors in the Cape Town city centre

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21 June 2019

Community clean up turns waste into arts and crafts

Clean My Space initiative in Khayelitsha has ballooned to 180 members

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7 June 2019

Shacks flood in Cape Town rains

700 homes affected says City

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6 June 2019

Nakhlistan’s 300 volunteers will feed 85,000 for Eid

300 volunteers, 169 pots, and more than four tons of meat

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5 June 2019

Thousands of learners protest in Kraaifontein

Frustration with overcrowded classrooms

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16 May 2019

Grabouw community divided as protests continue

Tensions rise along racial lines

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14 May 2019

“I am left with this blanket and winter is coming”

Strand land occupiers who are staying in community halls say they have nowhere to go

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14 May 2019

In photos: South Africans brave cold and wet weather to vote

Voters, including ANC ones, express hope for change after decade of state capture

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8 May 2019

“I raised my children by selling home brewed beer”

Traditional beer is cheap and popular in Tsakane township

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2 May 2019

A look inside Dunoons new state-of-the-art library

Five years in the making, the R42-million facility is now open

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27 April 2019

Cape Town’s roadside chicken sellers

“What I love about this business is that it is outside. I’m not enclosed in a building.”

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18 April 2019

IN PHOTOS: Zimbabweans struggle to recover from Cyclone Idai

Crops have been destroyed. And where houses once stood there are now rocks

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15 April 2019