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
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
Mr. Badsha received a Ministerial Commendation from Minister Marais at the 2017/18 Cultural Affairs Awards, hosted by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport. Besides his work as a photographer and artist, Mr. Badsha founded the South African History Online (SAHO) website in 1999, which has become one of Africa’s largest history websites. The website is a non-partisan people’s history project and
Mads Nørgaard is a talented Danish photographer who has made Cape Town his home for the last five years. His focus on liminal spaces piqued VISI’s interest, especially as the imminent World Design Capital 2014 brings urban planning and design into the spotlight. Dylan Culhane speaks to him about his work. VISI: How did your journey with photography begin? Mads Nørgaard: My first
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
South of the Aarhus city, in the Thors woods which are part of the larger Marselisborg-Moesgaard forest, lies the Deer Park. The area houses a wonderful population of sika and fallow deer which you can get really close-up to. The wild boars live in their own enclosure.
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