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COSATU march in Cape Town

Approximately 10.000 people gathered in Keizersgracht Street on the 6th of August for a march to Parliament. This was done to protest against the rising electricity, fuel and food prices. The protesters expressed their lack of faith in the government’s ability to fix the country’s economic problems. Having failed to meet the peoples needs for so long, the politicians are

The evening train to Khayelitsha

It is 17:35 and one of the trains to Khayelitsha departs from Cape Town’s train station. The masses of people travelling on this line are packed into the train coaches. The carriages get so full that people hang out of the windows and doors or stand in between the coaches. This of course is a dangerous activity but cannot be

Featured: Photography by Mads Nørgaard by Alix-Rose Cowie

Mads Nørgaard is a documentary and commercial photographer born in Denmark and educated here in South Africa where he is based. His ‘One Picture Stories’ series is a great example of his ability to grab a moment from his subjects’ everyday lives and make us think about who they are. His documentary work focuses on topics like transport and day to day

Zimbabweans use social media to rally up support for march, 18 November 2017

Zimbabweans use social media to rally up support for march, 18 November 2017

#ThisFlag #FREEPASTOREVAN #NoCorruption #Justice #NoToPoverty #AriseZimbabwe These are some of the hashtags used by the zimbabwean community and activists across South Africa to gain support for a planned march in Zimbabwe and South Africa. The call is for a new leadership that will “relieve the suffering endured” by the nation under President Robert Mugabe.

Community historian and storyteller Joline Young

Joline Young is a historian, author, copywriter, researcher, part-time lecturer and registered site guide. She is a fellow of the David and Elaine Potter Foundation and holds a Masters degree in Historical Studies with distinction from the University of Cape Town. Joline has a particular research interest in the history of Simon’s Town, but is also experienced in oral history

Nolungile Community Health Centre in Khayelitsha

South Africa is one of the countries with the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB), with the World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics giving an estimated incidence of 450,000 cases of active TB in 2013. So almost 1% of the population of about 50 million develop active TB disease each year. This is worldwide the third highest incidence of any country after

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