Musa Motha, photographed in Newtown, Johannesburg. 23-year-old Musa Motha uses gravity to perfect his dance technique and his work is getting him noticed abroad. "
Motha's leg was amputated when he was 11-years-old after being diagnosed with cancer. 19/9/19
A policeman aims his weapon at a fleeing woman, inside a building in Hillbrow,Johannesburg, during a police raid on New Years Eve.31/12/7
Striking men gather on the ’Koppie’, in Marikana. 34 striking mineworkers in Marikana, South Africa, were killed, and 78 injured, in what was the deadliest use of violence by the South African security forces against its own civilians since the Sharpeville massacre of 1960, and the demise of the heinous system of apartheid.16/8/12
Chris Ndlovu, a member of a church group,prays to the sky, near to the Yoeville Water Tower, overlooking ominous storm clouds surrounding Johannesburg, South Africa.8/11/07
A man poses for a photograph, inside his home, in a bridge, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The opening under the bridge is no bigger than a manhole. Beyond it lies the underbelly of one of the busiest highways in Johannesburg.19/7/8
Fifteen year-old Fabienne Cherisma, was shot dead by police, at approximately 4pm, on January 19th, 2010.18/1/10

The 2010 catastrophic Haiti earthquake was a magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake. It is believed that the  epicentre was near the the town of Léogâne, 16 miles west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.19/1/10
Police walk amongst dead and injured miners. 34 striking mineworkers in Marikana, South Africa, were killed, and 78 injured, in what was the deadliest use of violence by the South African security forces against its own civilians since the Sharpeville massacre of 1960, and the demise of the heinous system of apartheid.16/8/12
Chaos, a 16-year-old lion who made headlines In 2019 when he underwent radiation therapy in a hospital for humans, treatment which he received for two cancerous lesions.15/5/19
Ladysmith Hlanganani, is an Isicathamiya Band, headed by July Phagaphi, Johannesburg, South Africa.2/8/7
A man flees a burning building, in downtown Johannesburg, after the building was set alight.Many people were left homeless after The Red Ants forcefully evicted the residents.29/9/15
Gareth Cliff, a controversial media personality , went head-to-head with television channel, M-Net, in the Johannesburg High Court. His legal representative Dali Mpofu was also present. They walk past 'waste picker' Oscar Maile after a session on the first day of court. Cliff was fighting for his job as an Idols judge, which he lost after he waded into the race debate that exploded after Penny Sparrow called black beachgoers "monkeys".He sued M-Net for R25m and wanted his job back on the reality singing show after being abruptly fired. Ultimately the case was won and Cliff was reinstated as judge.26/1/16
A policeman orders an injured man, to lie amongst the dead and injured. 34 striking mineworkers in Marikana, South Africa, were killed, and 78 injured, during a strike, in what was the deadliest use of violence by the South African security forces against its own civilians since the Sharpeville massacre of 1960, and the demise of the heinous system of apartheid.16/8/12
A mother and child fall onto the floor, as people try to gain access to a feeding and medical center, in Somalia. Gift of The Givers, a South African Aid Organization, sent a team of doctors and specialists , as well as food parcels,  to the war torn area. The Organization set up makeshift hospitals to treat the thousands of Somalians in dire need of  assistance.8/8/11
A group of men search for suspected migrants, on the East Rand of Johannesburg, during an outbreak of xenophobic violence. More than 14 years have passed since deadly xenophobic attacks swept unexpectedly through South Africa’s townships and informal settlements. The 2008 wave of violence left more than 60 people dead, hundreds injured and tens of thousands displaced from their homes, forcing them to find refuge in makeshift refugee camps, community halls and police stations.20/5/8
Police open fire on striking miners, with rubber bullets and teargas, moments before live rounds were used. 34 striking mineworkers in Marikana, South Africa, were killed, and 78 injured, in what was the deadliest use of violence by the South African security forces against its own civilians since the Sharpeville massacre of 1960, and the demise of the heinous system of apartheid.16/8/12
The tragic aftermath of the 2010 catastrophic Haiti earthquake. It was a magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake. It is believed that the  epicentre was near the the town of Léogâne, 16 miles west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.
A man attempts to extinguish a shack fire, on the East Rand of Johannesburg, during an outbreak of xenophobic violence. More than 14 years have passed since deadly xenophobic attacks swept unexpectedly through South Africa’s townships and informal settlements. The 2008 wave of violence left more than 60 people dead, hundreds injured and tens of thousands displaced from their homes, forcing them to find refuge in makeshift refugee camps, community halls and police stations.19/5/8
A grieving woman is comforted, at a memorial service, held almost a year after the massacre. 34 striking mineworkers in Marikana, South Africa, were killed, and 78 injured, in what was the deadliest use of violence by the South African security forces against its own civilians since the Sharpeville massacre of 1960, and the demise of the heinous system of apartheid.16/6/13
A an injured man awaits medical assistance, after being attacked, on New Years Eve, in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.1/1/10
A family react to dust being kicked up by motorbikes, after a Poppy Day event, on the East Rand of Johannesburg.11/11/18
Striking men gesture in solidarity, on the ’Koppie’, in Marikana. 34 striking mineworkers in Marikana, South Africa, were killed, and 78 injured, in what was the deadliest use of violence by the South African security forces against its own civilians since the Sharpeville massacre of 1960, and the demise of the heinous system of apartheid. 16/8/12
Christina Khumalo(5) poses for a picture in an Astronaut space suit, while her mom , Nelisile, and brother Chris Junior await. Christina loves space and convinced her mother to take her to the exhibition. 'Gateway to Space, The Exhibition', held at The Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.1/6/16
A man sleeps out on the street, on a gloomy day in Johannesburg, next to a piece entitled Maboneng Man, by local artist, Ledelle Moe. This forms part of her Displacements series. Maboneng, a formerly poorer and less developed area in inner city Johannesburg has been undergoing a process of gentrification. Some people claim that gentrification is a scourge that has taken root across South Africa –" part of a process of ‘othering’ that makes less of the most vulnerable in our country." According to a 'Daily Maverick article, "The ‘othering’ that has taken place has made those who are poor, dejected and vulnerable, less – they are made to feel that they are unwanted and not cared for. This is not the society that we should be proud of, this is not the society that so many of us are fighting for. Others claim that the process is positive for societal advancement and capital gain.1/11/16
Siphiwe Mbatha, poses for a photograph, at Constitution Hill, in Johannesburg South Africa, during STR.CRD, a street fashion event in the city.8/11/2014
Allan Van Biljon and Aaron Motloung make sure a cadaver is properly sterelized in the embalming room.

As the coronavirus tightened its grip on the country and with strict burial regulations in place, the Johannesburg based funeral parlour, Thom Kight & Company, like many have had to adapt to ensure it can continue helping families say their final goodbyes to their loved ones in an empathetic way. Neil Keight, owner of the nearly 40 year old family-run business, says Covid-19 has forced them to adapt in the way they deal with those who have died, with extra precautions taken especially in keeping their staff safe. If COVID-19 is proven or even suspected, the personal protection must include
the use of body bags with their exterior disinfected, amongst other stringent measures.

As the coronavirus tightened its grip on the country and with strict burial regulations in place, the Johannesburg based funeral parlour, Thom Kight & Company, like many have had to adapt to ensure it can continue helping families say their final goodbyes to their loved ones in an empathetic way. Neil Keight, owner of the nearly 40 year old family-run business, says Covid-19 has forced them to adapt in the way they deal with those who have died, with extra precautions taken especially in keeping their staff safe. If COVID-19 is proven or even suspected, the personal protection must include
the use of body bags with their exterior disinfected, amongst other stringent measures.

The funeral parlour has received over 100 people, who, they say, have died from, or have suspected to have died from complications arising from the coronavirus. As Gauteng became the country’s Covid-19 epicenter, the funeral parlour prepared for the numbers to rise, recently they say that the they are seeing fewer cases.
Gary Van Biljon, who has worked as an undertaker at the funeral parlour for 21 years, and whose son, Allan , is also employed at the company, has dealt with over 15 Covid related calls in the past couple of weeks. He says he continues to aim to do his best for the families of those who have died from Covid-19. Dignity is very important to him, with his personal touch being to put a single rose on top of the cadavers. For Van Biljon, dealing with children is the hardest. “The biggest skill an undertaker can have is compassion. You can’t do it if you don’t have compassion. Dealing with Covid, a lot of protocol has changed. The sad part is, a lot have died without their loved ones.”​20/7/20
Kitty Phetla performs on stage. Phetla plays The Queen. Nicole Ferreira- Dill as Snow White and Leusson Muniz as The Royal Huntsman. Joburg Ballet hosts The World Premiere of Snow White – The Ballet.12/10/17
A member of Crusaders MC motorcycle club, dances on stage while a man sings , at a beach bar, during their National Run to Durban.The club booked out The Elangeni Hotel on the beachfront. 'Some Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs can be distinguished by a 1%patch worn on the colour.26/8/18
Students help each other after police fire a smoke grenade into the crowd, at Wits University, in Johannesburg after a long day of protest. The payment for University fees became a flashpoint for widespread protests in South Africa, which has struggled to provide jobs, education, and housing for many poor people since the end of apartheid in 1994. Violent clashes with police unfolded on campuses in Johannesburg and across the country forcing the interruption of the academic year and the shutdown of several universities in the country. In mid October 2015, a student led protest movement began in response to an increase in fees at South African universities. The Protests started at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) and spread to various other universities including the University of Cape Town and Rhodes University. The rapid spread to other universities resulted in widespread damage and discontentment amongst the authorities. The 2015 protest ended when it was announced by the South African government that there would be no tuition fee increases for 2016. Another widespread and costly protest began again in 2016, when the South African Minister of Higher Education announced that there would be fee increases capped at 8% for 2017; however, each institution was given the freedom to decide by how much their tuition would increase. Chaos erupted in various locations with resultant police action. There are some theories that protests had elements of political interference. Also it is believed that some acts of violence and destruction to property were conducted by opportunists and criminals unrelated to the students. It is believed that protests may carry on in 2017 as many students and their supporters are still unhappy with the impasse.4/10/16
Cheryl Engelbrecht on duty during an outbreak of xenophobic violence, in Johannesburg. Afrikaans is Cheryl Engelbrecht’s mother tongue but Engelbrecht is also fluent in English, Zulu and Sotho. Xhosa she can do so-so. All very handy given that she is a spokesperson for the SAPS. It is a tough job, involving a quick eye for facts, which partly accounts for why she was standing on a Johannesburg pavement wielding her service pistol. In May 2008, as xenophobic violence swept across the country, an off-duty Engelbrecht received an urgent call to duty in Hillbrow. “About 50 or more immigrants had been injured,” she was told. Anticipating relief work, she put on her tracksuit and some comfy shoes. She walked into a firestorm. “There was random gunfire and bottles were being thrown from buildings,” remembers photographer Alon Skuy. Engelbrecht was caught in the thick of it, and at the same time was responding to media requests. Skuy, unaware of his subject’s identity, snapped this picture of Engelbrecht at work. A few weeks later she called Skuy, introducing herself and asking for a copy of her picture. — Sean O’Toole.18/5/8
Caleb Mutombo, competes on stage against able bodied athletes. Mutombo was born with a sickle-cell disease (SCD), the most common type of which is known as sickle-cell anaemia (SCA). He was born in The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).19/11/16
Arnold Schwarzenegger plays for the camera while posing for a portrait in Sandton , Johannesburg. Arnold Schwarzenegger , the legendary professional body-builder and Hollywood actor, celebrated a South African homecoming in the country where he won the Mr Olympia title 41 years ago.Schwarzenegger was in South Africa for the inaugural Arnold Classic Africa held at Sandton Convention Centre, in Johannesburg, between 27-29 May.27/5/16
Striking miners gesture their frustration, while fighting for a 'living wage'. 34 striking mineworkers in Marikana, South Africa, were killed, and 78 injured, in what was the deadliest use of violence by the South African security forces against its own civilians since the Sharpeville massacre of 1960, and the demise of the heinous system of apartheid.16/8/12
A woman and child pass the body of a man killed in overnight violence, during xenophobic related violence, on the East Rand of Johannesburg.Many residents appear inured to the death around them, and in some instances shield the identity of the killers out of fear for their own safety.19/5/8
Mo MacMurray poses for a portrait, in her car, near to her apartment in Illovo , Johannesburg.
Her age is something that she is reluctant to disclose' My age is the one thing that is mine, not even my children know my age", but believe me, I am a senior citizen". She still wears leather gloves when she drives her Mercedes Benz. " it is like second nature, I have always done it. " The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year."On December 14, 1990 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons.27/9/14
A man is seen pulling his pants down in defiance to police, after a bus was set alight in the city centre of Braamfontein, Johannesburg. It is unknown whether the man was a student.The payment for University fees became a flashpoint for widespread protests in South Africa, which has struggled to provide jobs, education, and housing for many poor people since the end of apartheid in 1994. Violent clashes with police unfolded on campuses in Johannesburg and across the country forcing the interruption of the academic year and the shutdown of several universities in the country. In mid October 2015, a student led protest movement began in response to an increase in fees at South African universities. The Protests started at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) and spread to various other universities including the University of Cape Town and Rhodes University. The rapid spread to other universities resulted in widespread damage and discontentment amongst the authorities. The 2015 protest ended when it was announced by the South African government that there would be no tuition fee increases for 2016. Another widespread and costly protest began again in 2016, when the South African Minister of Higher Education announced that there would be fee increases capped at 8% for 2017; however, each institution was given the freedom to decide by how much their tuition would increase. Chaos erupted in various locations with resultant police action. There are some theories that protests had elements of political interference. Also it is believed that some acts of violence and destruction to property were conducted by opportunists and criminals unrelated to the students. It is believed that protests may carry on in 2017 as many students and their supporters are still unhappy with the impasse.10/10/16
A woman waits to gain access to a feeding and medical center, in Mogadishu, Somalia.4/8/11
Fleeing strikers attempt to evade police action.Police opened fire on striking miners, with rubber bullets and teargas, moments before live rounds were used. 34 striking mineworkers in Marikana, South Africa, were killed, and 78 injured, in what was the deadliest use of violence by the South African security forces against its own civilians since the Sharpeville massacre of 1960, and the demise of the heinous system of apartheid.16/8/12
A group of 'Red Ants' take a break while residents try and get their belongings in order, next to a parking lot of a 'hijacked' building.12/8/15
A naturist relaxes, while on a weekend getaway, with The South African Naturist Federation. Hundreds of Naturists enjoyed a weekend away, at their annual bash, held at a Game Lodge,
located in the Northern Province in the Madikwa District, in South Africa. SANFED boasts thousands of members, and is the only registered Naturist Federation in the country.9/10/10
Carrington Laughton, poses for a photograph, during a Halloween party, held at a Game Lodge, in The North West of Johannesburg.

“…If you are reading this then I am dead.”

This is the opening line of a letter found hidden under a carpet in 2012.

The letter was a confession to a murder committed 13 years earlier and reignited a case long thought to be cold – the kidnapping and murder of a woman named Betty Ketani. The man who wrote the letter may have feared death at the time, but today he remains very much alive.

The reopening of the Ketani case would lead to an investigation, which spanned five countries, relied on the help of a world-renowned DNA laboratory and saw a once popular and acclaimed Rosebank restaurant close literally overnight, its owner slipping out of the country. It would also add a chilling layer of meaning to this photograph of the author of the letter, taken eighteen months before the confession letter was discovered at a house in southern Johannesburg...

Betty Ketani, a mother of three came to Johannesburg in the 1990s in search of work and a better life for her family. She landed a job as a cook at Cranks, one of the city’s most popular Thai restaurants. Life seemed to be taking a turn for the better until one day Betty mysteriously disappeared – never to be seen again...30/10/10
Naturists swim with a 'domesticated' Cheetah, while on a weekend getaway, with The South African Naturist Federation. Hundreds of Naturists enjoyed a weekend away, at their annual bash, held at a Game Lodge,
located in the Northern Province in the Madikwa District, in South Africa. SANFED boasts thousands of members, and is the only registered Naturist Federation in the country.9/10/10
Mark Groenewald, president of Crusaders MC, prays with members of the club, before the clubs national run to Durban. Some 'outlaw' motorcycle clubs can be distinguished by a "1%" patch worn on the colors. This is said to refer to a comment by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) that 99% of motorcyclists were law-abiding citizens, implying the last one percent were outlaws.

Crusaders MC are a South African club who say that their ethos is brotherhood and discipline. They are a tight knit community and can be insular. The president of the club claims that there are over 1200 members within the club and their numbers are growing.

Motorbike clubs are notoriously impenetrable to outsiders. Especially the outlaw ones, known as the one-percenters. Those who earn the patch and wear the cut have their reasons for joining. There’s a sense of belonging and pride. The thrill of the open road. The danger and the seduction of the machines. Rituals and rebellion.25/8/18
 The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival. The popular festival,  is an annual LGBTQ pride carnival event and parade held in Knysna, a coastal town in the Western Cape, in South Africa. Events include their version of the Wigstock drag queen festival, a bear fest, athletic events, and an art festival.2016
An aerial photograph of Lonmin Mine (now Sibanye-Stillwater), in Marikana, a decade after the massacre. 34 striking mineworkers in Marikana, South Africa, were killed, and 78 injured, in what was the deadliest use of violence by the South African security forces against its own civilians since the Sharpeville massacre of 1960, and the demise of the heinous system of apartheid.25/4/22
A model is photographed backstage, at a fashion show, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Somalian soldiers parade a suspected member of Al-Shabaab, in Mogadishu, Somalia.6/8/11
Ennie Tembie Cleary, aka Barbie Brazil, poses in pink with her pink dogs in her pink Johannesburg home. She believes there cannot be too much pink in a woman's life.30/10/18
Chaos, a 16-year-old lion who made headlines In 2019 when he underwent radiation therapy in a hospital for humans, treatment which he received for two cancerous lesions.15/5/19
Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, poses for a portrait, in a backstage holding area, in Soweto, South Africa.30/5/16
The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival. A participant in a show, poses for a photograph, backstage. The popular festival,  is an annual LGBTQ pride carnival event and parade held in Knysna, a coastal town in the Western Cape, in South Africa. Events include their version of the Wigstock drag queen festival, a bear fest, athletic events, and an art festival.

It is believed to be one of South Africa's largest LGBTQ events. Since its start in 2000 it has grown to be a significant event for the town culminating in the grand finale of Pink Loerie, Knysna Pride parade and its 1000-person after-party held on the final weekend with floats, performers, and DJs.

The Knysna Loerie is a green bird but the color pink has a long association with LGBTQ culture.30/4/16
Demonstrations take place for the crowd, by a barefoot horse rider.

Katlego Selolo (20), a young man who spends most of his time, at his fathers NPO, (The Invincible u-turn Ranch), which is a family business that focuses on helping the disadvantaged and introducing horse riding into the black community

Katlego grew in Mamelodi , near to Pretoria, in the grounds of Baviansport Prison. His father, a Prison Warden in the horse unit, introduced him into the western lifestyle, which he fell in love with. He continues the journey by participating in Rodeo. He says that the feeling of riding makes him feel like he's in space due to the adrenaline rush.

The Rodeo and cowboy lifestyle is fostered at Que Sera, where events are held throughout the year.5/12/20
A woman scrambles to salvage her belongings, after a shack fire broke out in Riverlea, Soweto. 17/11/5
A mother and child, wait outside a makeshift medical center, in Somalia. Gift of The Givers, a South African Aid Organization, sent a team of doctors and specialists as well as food parcels,  to the war torn area. The Organization set up makeshift hospitals to treat the thousands of Somalians in dire need of  assistance.5/8/11
Oscar Pistorius, stands without his prosthetic limbs, in front of a packed courtroom .The former runner was asked by his defence counsel Barry Roux, to remove his fake limbs,in what is thought to have been in a bid to prove he deserves leniency,as well as provoke sympathy. "The para olympian took his legs off, then hobbled uncomfortably across the room before leaning on a wooden sideboard next to his lawyer." He then knelt on a red cushion on the floor. Pistorius was on his stumps when he fatally shot Ms Steenkamp through a toilet cubicle door in his home 2013 - he testified at his murder trial that he felt vulnerable and thought an intruder was in the house. Third day of Oscar Pistorius sentencing. Oscar Pistorius is seen inside The Pretoria High Court, during proceedings. He was convicted of murder by the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa for killing his girlfriend ,Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. Pistorius is currently serving a prison term in a prison in Prertoria, South Africa.15/6/16
Young school children, who were caught in the crossfire with police, are ordered to clear a fence, during service delivery protests, on The Golden Highway near Orange Farm.22/2/10
Elvis Presley Tribute Artists and fans of the musician attend the now defunct The Elvis Festival, held at Marilyn’s 60’s Diner in Storms River Village, in the heart of Tsitsikamma, on the Garden Route, in South Africa.

The American Style 50’s and 60’s diner is a colorful backdrop to the festival. Elvis impersonators have existed since the mid-1950s, just after Elvis Presley himself began his career.

Marilyn’s 60’s Diner in Storms River Village, situated in the heart of Tsitsikamma. It is billed as ‘a landmark for fun and a memory not to be forgotten, on the Garden Route. Without exception this American Style 50’s and 60’s diner is not to be skipped and “worth travelling to” and a worth wile stop on the N2, between Plettenberg Bay and Humansdorp. ‘

Husband and wife team, Jan and Ann du Rand created an eatery in retro-surroundings with its Cadillac’s and Chevy’s. With neon rimmed signage, 50 and 60’s décor and Elvis and Marilyn memorabilia, the place looks the part to create a quirky and nostalgic feel.’30/5/14
Revelers pose for a photograph, at Johannesburg Pride, 2017, held at Melrose Arch. The theme was Respect Diversity.28/10/17
Former U.S. President Donald Trump holds a rally at The Ted Hendricks Stadium at Henry Milander Park on November 8, 2023 in Hialeah, Florida. Even as Trump faces multiple criminal indictments, he still maintains a commanding lead in the polls over other Republican candidates.8/11/23
Caleb grimaces as he demonstrates how he works his legs, during an intense training session at Trinergy Health and Fitness Centre, close to the orphanage where he lives.He competed on stage against able bodoed athletes. Mutombo was born with a sickle-cell disease (SCD), the most common type of which is known as sickle-cell anaemia (SCA). He was born in The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).18/11/16
American actor, Dustin Hoffman, photographed strolling near Central Park, in New York City.18/12/8
A model exits the runway, in a cloud of smoke, during a Fashion Week, in Johannesburg, South Africa 20/10/11
The Rodeo and cowboy lifestyle is fostered at Que Sera, where events are held throughout the year.5/12/20
The scene of a shooting on Louis Botha Avenue, in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is believed that robbers attempted to hold up a corner store and were interrupted by a police van driving past. One robber was killed and two were apprehended. A policemen was shot in the arm.11/3/9
Participants at The Miami Carnival. A cultural experience that ''combines the various elements of Carnival with the beauty of Miami over Columbus Day Weekend in October. The annual event features four signature events, Junior Carnival, Panorama, J’ouvert and a costumed Parade & Concert and brings visitors and participants from across the globe, all who come to celebrate Caribbean culture.''8/10/23
A student prepares to throw a rock at private security guards at Wits University, in Johannesburg after a long day of protest. The payment for University fees became a flashpoint for widespread protests in South Africa, which has struggled to provide jobs, education, and housing for many poor people since the end of apartheid in 1994. Violent clashes with police unfolded on campuses in Johannesburg and across the country forcing the interruption of the academic year and the shutdown of several universities in the country. In mid October 2015, a student led protest movement began in response to an increase in fees at South African universities. The Protests started at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) and spread to various other universities including the University of Cape Town and Rhodes University. The rapid spread to other universities resulted in widespread damage and discontentment amongst the authorities. The 2015 protest ended when it was announced by the South African government that there would be no tuition fee increases for 2016. Another widespread and costly protest began again in 2016, when the South African Minister of Higher Education announced that there would be fee increases capped at 8% for 2017; however, each institution was given the freedom to decide by how much their tuition would increase. Chaos erupted in various locations with resultant police action. There are some theories that protests had elements of political interference. Also it is believed that some acts of violence and destruction to property were conducted by opportunists and criminals unrelated to the students. It is believed that protests may carry on in 2017 as many students and their supporters are still unhappy with the impasse.2016
An armed mob approach a house suspected to be contentiously occupied. They allege that the man living there, Bongani Taylor, is from another African country, he claims to be South African. The mob removed all of the belongings in Taylors house and forced him and his family out onto the street."Police and metro police monitored the situation in Orange Grove where vigilante groups evicted foreigners from houses alleged to have been hijacked from the Johannesburg Property Company (JPC). A group calling themselves concerned residents of Orange Grove and Alexandra evicted several foreigners from their homes in Orange Grove on allegations that they were illegally occupying the houses owned by the City of Johannesburg's JPC." The group claims they are not xenophobic but feel South African deserve the property that is rightfully theirs. Some occupants of the evicted property had all their belongings tossed out onto the sidewalk. Later the police helped some put it back in their homes, but did little to prevent some evictions.10/8/19
Children play on swings, in Fietas, Johannesburg.
Olivia Makete, an elderly woman, was brutally assaulted when the BLF led a march to Luthuli House to demand that the ANC allow President Jacob Zuma to finish his term as state president. Her assaulter, identified as ANC office-bearer Thabang Setona, was suspended by the party and handed himself over to police.5/2/18
Ladysmith Hlanganani, is an Isicathamiya Band, headed by July Phagaphi.2/8/7
Tsholofelo breaks down near the scene of her dead brother. Two South Africans were shot dead in Johannesburg on Tuesday afternoon, as violent clashes continued in the city. Isaac Sebako (24), was shot in the face, allegedly while looting a Somalian owned Spaza Shop. There has been ongoing xenophobic violence. Hisssister Tsholofelo arrived on the scene later that afternoon.3/9/19
Caleb Mutombo shares a moment with fellow competitor, Rhamon Bernstein, backstage. Mutombo competed on stage against able bodied athletes. Mutombo was born with a sickle-cell disease (SCD), the most common type of which is known as sickle-cell anaemia (SCA). He was born in The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).19/11/16
Musa Motha on stage, during a performance in KZN. 23-year-old Musa Motha uses gravity to perfect his dance technique and his work is getting him noticed abroad. "
Motha's leg was amputated when he was 11-years-old after being diagnosed with cancer. 25/9/19
A woman prepares to do Heroin, in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.24/7/10
Freshly dug empty graves, are seen in the bottom of the image, in the Muslim section of Westpark Cemetery, in Johannesburg, at the beginning of the first wave of an increase in Covid or Covid related deaths. In the next couple of weeks, the health authorities ordered more graves to be dug in preparation for an expected surge in coronavirus related deaths, in Johannesburg. According to reports, South African authorities are expecting an increase in the numbers of coronavirus infections, which would result in a shortage of graves through out the country.23/6/20
A sick child is carried by family members, in order to receive treatment, to medical center, in Somalia. Gift of The Givers, a South African Aid Organization, sent a team of doctors and specialists , as well as food parcels, to the war torn area. The Organization set up makeshift hospitals to treat the thousands of Somalians in dire need of  assistance.4/8/11
Police raid Jeppe Hosstel, during a bout of xenophobic violence.21/4/15
An emotional member of the Eldorado Park community in Johannesburg, at a night vigil for 16 year old , Nateniël Julies Its been a week since Nateniël Julies was killed, the community of Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg, gathered to pay respect to the boy on Thursday evening.

Julies, 16, who suffered with Down syndrome, was shot and killed on Wednesday last week.
Julies' mother, Bridget Harris, was emotional , along with other family members and friends during the service. Julies sister went up on stage .

The vulnerability of children came under scrutiny again last week after the fatal shooting of Nateniël Julies, 16, allegedly at the hands of the police in Eldorado Park.3/9/20
A woman bares her breasts as a sign of protest against police action, during a Fees Must Fall, at Wits University, in Johannesburg. Earlier Police opened fire with rubber bullets and used stun grenades.
A man, wearing a jacket with a statement written on the back, collects waste in a wealthy suburb of Johannesburg, on the 1st of June, during a slightly less stringent lockdown during the Covid pandemic.1/6/20
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, led his party supporters to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, “to force” Jacob Zuma to resign. The DA also marched earlier in the day.2/11/16
Wrestlers perform in the ring, during an exhibition show, at The Crusaders Braai Day, at Presley's, on the East Rand of Johannesburg. Crusaders MC are a South African club who say that their ethos is brotherhood and discipline. They are a tight knit community and can be insular. The president of the club claims that there are over 1200 members within the club and their numbers are growing.

Motorbike clubs are notoriously impenetrable to outsiders. Especially the outlaw ones, known as the one-percenters. Those who earn the patch and wear the cut have their reasons for joining. There’s a sense of belonging and pride. The thrill of the open road. The danger and the seduction of the machines. Rituals and rebellion.

Riding formation and discipline is enforced by the Road captain via Marshals on a run.24/9/17
A Gay Pride reveller, poses for a portrait, at the Wanderers Cricket Stadium, in Johannesburg, South Africa, during an annual gay pride event that was held in the city.
A South African Police Service member, patrols an informal settlement on the East Rand of Johannesburg, during an outbreak of xenophobic violence.2019
A man combs his hair, in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, South Africa.26/7/10
Supporters arrive at the venue as former U.S. President Donald Trump is set to deliver remarks at The Ted Hendricks Stadium at Henry Milander Park on November 8, 2023 in Hialeah, Florida. Even as Trump faces multiple criminal indictments, he still maintains a commanding lead in the polls over other Republican candidates.11/8/23
Participants at The Miami Carnival. A cultural experience that ''combines the various elements of Carnival with the beauty of Miami over Columbus Day Weekend in October. The annual event features four signature events, Junior Carnival, Panorama, J’ouvert and a costumed Parade & Concert and brings visitors and participants from across the globe, all who come to celebrate Caribbean culture.''8/10/23
Lionel Richie is photographed on stage, in Cape Town, during his South African tour.28/11/08
A naturist looks at a caged Lion, while on a weekend getaway with The South African Naturist Federation. Hundreds of Naturists enjoyed a weekend away, at their annual bash, held at a Game Lodge,
located in the Northern Province in the Madikwa District, in South Africa. SANFED boasts thousands of members, and is the only registered Naturist Federation in the country.9/10/10
Butch, a member of the Crusaders MC motorcycle club, plays around by pretending to bite a fellow Crusaders members face, at a camping trip in Villiers in the Free State, South Africa. 1/12/18
Children play in an informal settlement , on the East Rand of Johannesburg.10/8/9
A young Hippopotamus, who got stuck in the swimming pool of a Limpopo game lodge, died, after a long struggle. The Hippo, named "Solly" by one of his caregivers, died around 11am before he could be rescued. Solly had been stuck in the guest swimming pool at the Monate Game Lodge, near Modimolle (Nylstroom).He is believed to have been chased by a larger bull hippo from his local dam ending up trapped in the10x5m pool. The dead animal is lifted from the pool by a crane.24/8/12
Children get respite from a hot spell, at a public swimming pool, in Yoeville, Johannesburg.11/2/15
Participants prepare backstage at Miss Gay Jozi. The competition is billed as 'arguably the largest and most entertaining drag pageant in Johannesburg', the pageant was held at The Wits Theatre in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. It Celebrates both the art of drag and non-traditional gender identities. As well as the beauty contest, there were performances from a host of local drag superstars and friends.
Ycer Mashimane who hails from Tzaneen, was crowned Miss Gay Jozi.
Community members vent their anger, during a service delivery protest.South Africa.22/7/9
Soldiers arrive at a feeding station in Somalia. Gift of The Givers, a South African Aid Organization, sent a team of doctors and specialists , as well as food parcels, to the war torn area. The Organization set up makeshift hospitals to treat the thousands of Somalians in dire need of assistance.5/8/11
A man takes refuge in a shelter, in Pretoria, South Africa, during the Covid pandemic in the country.5/5/20
Jermain Jacobs and Thato Zikalala, pose for a photograph, at Johannesburg Pride, 2017, held at Melrose Arch. The theme was Respect Diversity.28/10/17
Community members from an impoverished settlement, stand in line for food parcels, during lockdown. Pretoria, South Africa.20/5/20
The Finale of Miss Daveyton LGBTI 2016 was hosted at the Rhoo Hlatshwayo Art Center, in Daveyton, South Africa. Seven contestants were put through their paces in front of three judges and a small but lively crowd. The pagaent was won by Layla Khofu, who walked away with the crown and a prize. 
A bodybuilder on stage, during a competition held at Nasrec, in Johannesburg, South Africa.11/4/15
Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at The Ted Hendricks Stadium at Henry Milander Park on November 8, 2023 in Hialeah, Florida. Even as Trump faces multiple criminal indictments, he still maintains a commanding lead in the polls over other Republican candidates.8/11/23
A man prods policeman, at a Fees Must Fall protest, at The Union Buildings, in Pretoria, South Africa.
Medics treat a sick man, on the sidewalk, in the inner city of Johannesburg, South Africa, during a Covid lockdown in the country.30/3/20
Protestors try and escape police action, after tense service delivery protests, South Africa.23/10/12
A striking miner gestures to the camera during a gathering on 'the koppie'. 34 striking mineworkers in Marikana, South Africa, were killed, and 78 injured, in what was the deadliest use of violence by the South African security forces against its own civilians since the Sharpeville massacre of 1960, and the demise of the heinous system of apartheid.
Onlookers and police, surround a victim of 'mob justice', in downtown, Johannesburg, South Africa. It is believed that he was accused of theft and punishment was meted out to him.16/10/7
A woman, recovering from a rare disease, poses for a photograph, in Johannesburg, South Africa 28/9/17
Participants at an EFF protest, in Pretoria, South Africa.
A man gets thrown of a Bull, during a Rodeo Competition, at Que Se Ra , South Africa.
A model is photographed backstage, at a South African fashion show, in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
Two woman flirt at Club Rome, a swingers club in Johannesburg, while a domestic worker tends to the buffet.11/11/17
A man surveys damage to the burnt out vehicles in his business, after a night of xenophobic violence, in Jeppe, Johannesburg. The business was suspected of being owned by Nigerians, and was set alight.17/4/15
Members of the Red Ants wait outside a building, before entering it to evict people. Johannesburg.12/8/15
A man is attacked during an episode of 'mob justice'. it is believed that he may have tried to steal evicted peoples belongings from the sidewalk. People scrambled to get their belongings out of a burning building. Hundreds of people sat on the streets with their various belongings, after being evicted by The Red Ants in derelict building in Jeppestown, near to The Jeppe Hostel and The Maboneng Precinct. The building was set on fire , forcing people to scatter and to search for their belongings. People with goods in Adjacent buildings also scrambled to get their belongings for fear of other buildings being caught alight.29/9/15
Spike Lee, celebrated film director and producer, photographed backstage. Lee was the headline speaker, at The Digital Edge Live 2015, held at The Sandton Convention Centre, in Johannesburg.9/9/15
Justine Whyte who plays The Bearded Lady, Dunia, in Madam Zingara, prepares backstage. Madam Zingara, is a show that originated in Cape Town under the name Arabesqe, has become a huge success, incorporating dance, theatre, trapeze and interesting characters in a three hour extravaganza. The show was sold out for all of its Johannesburg performances, and is set to travel on a thirteen month tour to England. Monte Casino, Johannesburg, South Africa.23/9/8
Lesego 'Thickleeyonce' Legobane, poses for a portrait.27/7/16
Thuli Makweba, begs for money, at a traffic light, in a wealthy suburb of Johannesburg, using a long stick, in response to fear around social distancing. Food insecurity is one of the main issues facing the country since the start of the lockdown imposed on 30 April 2020 in a bid to slow down the spread of the pandemic COVID-19 disease South Africa remains on level 4 in the lockdown's 56th consecutive day.22/5/20
Supporting artists perform before, Gladys Knight, took to the stage, in front of thousands of people at the Northgate Dome, in Johannesburg.26/10/7
A man is manhandled by fellow protestors, at
a SATAWU strike, in central Johannesburg. 24/3/6
A man performs during a theatre production that chronicles the life of former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela.
Wikus Vorster as Captain America.Comic Con, billed as..." Reed Exhibitions Africa and ReedPOP, the world’s largest producer of pop culture events, in partnership with VS Gaming, South Africa’s largest independent gaming brand and the leading platform for online gaming in Africa, will be bringing Comic Con to the African Continent from 14 – 16 September 2018.Comic Con Africa is a 3 day event showcasing comic books and science fiction/fantasy related film, television, and similar popular arts. The exhibition will also feature a larger range of pop culture and entertainment elements across virtually all genres, including animation, toys, gadgets, clothing, collectible card games, table top games, anime, manga, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels.Superhero or sidekick – there will be exciting activations to enjoy that include professional gaming tournaments, other gaming activations, Cosplay Competitions, and new Movie and Series promotions. Comic Con Africa visitors can also enjoy celebrity panel discussions, seminars, workshops and autograph sessions.Exhibitors, Flame On! Comic Con Africa will feature a large floor space for exhibitors, as well as the Artists' Alley, where comic artists can sign autographs and sell or do free sketches.14/9/18
A Drag Queen performs for the patrons of a restaurant and club, on South Beach, in Miami, during Miami Pride.
Nelson Mandela, photographed during a visit from a young soccer team, from Bree Primary School, in Mayfair, JHB. The team recently won the 2008 Danone Nations Cup, and represented South Africa in France.Houghton, Johannesburg.27/8/8
A displaced migrant, poses for a portrait in the DH William Hall, a temporary shelter, in Katlehong. The city of Ekurhuleni in Gauteng has turned at least two halls into refugee shelters for displaced foreign nationals. Hundreds of foreign nationals, including over 200 children have fled their homes in recent days following Xenophobic related violence, looting and killing in Katlehong, an informal settlement on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Many of the displaced were sent back to their respective countries in the wake of the violence. Sustained Xenophobia in South Africa. At least 10 people were killed and scores injured, during the acts of violence and clashes against immigrants in Johannesburg and various places across South Africa.. The Intensity of the anti foreigner rhetoric is reminiscent of the 2008 episode in which many foreigners were injured as well as some killed. Outbreaks have occurred consistently for over a decade. A spate of anti-immigrant that swept South Africa in 2008, resulted in at least 67 deaths. Some South Africans blame the many unemployment and poverty issues on African migrants living and working in the country. In 2015 there was widespread looting of migrant shops and xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals throughout the country. Many foreigners fled their residence, some to their countries of birth. Others were accommodated at makeshift camps and some churches. In 2019 , again, there was wide spread anger and attacks aimed at foreign nationals. Many of the people killed in 2019 were South Africans.12/9/19
A distraught family member, mourns the death of Fifteen year-old Fabienne Cherisma, who was shot dead by police, at approximately 4pm, on January 19th, 2010.18/1/10
A resident surveys the extensive damage from a shack fire, that spread in an informal settlement, in Johannesburg.
The body of a dead robber is guarded by a man, outside The Southgate Shopping Centre, in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was alleged that two men attempted to rob a Forshinis and a money box. One robber escaped.31/8/9
Severe burn victim, Isabella 'Pippie' Kruger, prepares to leave The Intensive Care Unit of Netcare Garden City Hospital, in Johannesburg, after spending 6 months recovering. She will be spending some time at a Netcare rehabilitation centre in Aukland Park. Dr Miles Bartlett (head Paediatrition of the intensive care unit), and Plastic Surgeon, Dr Ridwa Mia, were instrumental in her recovery.4/7/12
A man awaits treatment, at a makeshift clinic, during a famine, in Somalia.
Local pastor Emeleo Du Plessis prayed as 11-year-old Osvaldo Minegen was lowered into the grave at a busy West Park Cemetery. A memorial was also held for him first outside his home in Newclaire. His distraught mother Shantell Minegan and family bid him farewell.

"The young boy’s friend Shannon Lerenzo, 12, used his hands to push the red earth onto the small coffin. Red dust on his face parted for the tears which streamed his cheeks pooling under his chin."
Lerenzo saw his friend die. He was allegedly hit by a speeding white Sedan as he crossed the road near the flats, in Maraisburg, close to where both boys live. Lerenzo and accompanying friends say they went to a local boxing gym after 5pm on July 31 but it was closed and the group had turned back home when Minegen was struck.

The Spiritual Chords Trust Sustainable Business Projects used the space to plant nutritious trees and to hand out food and essential supplies to residents. And most exciting for the children - sweets and presents.
Safeeyah Moosa from Spiritual Chords said their plan for the community was to teach families to grow and sell their own foods. She said what the community lacked was the ability to visualise a prosperous future for themselves which stemmed from their environment.

"The Spiritual Chords Trust Sustainable Business Projects has used the space to plant nutritious trees and to hand out food and essential supplies to residents. And most exciting for the children - sweets and presents.
Safeeyah Moosa from Spiritual Chords said their plan for the community was to teach families to grow and sell their own foods. She said what the community lacked was the ability to visualise a prosperous future for themselves which stemmed from their environment."7/8/20
TeeBone from the Joburg Charter of the Crusaders MC, motorcycle club, gestures to the camera, while on the clubs National Run. He is an ex member of The Hells Angels. Durban, South Africa.26/8/18
Rory Mackenzie (25), a South African, who signed up to be a medic in the British Army. He was later deployed to Iraq, where he was badly injured on duty in a roadside bomb, resulting in the loss of his right leg. After months of rehabilitation he came back to South Africa. Johannesburg.8/8/07
Valerie, takes a drag of a cigarette from a friend, while posing for a photograph, on the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk, in Miami.27/5/23
A model prepares backstage, at a Fashion Week, in Sandton, Johannesburg.21/10/11
Arnold Schwarzenegger poses for a portrait in Sandton , Johannesburg. Arnold Schwarzenegger , the legendary professional body-builder and Hollywood actor, celebrated a South African homecoming in the country where he won the Mr Olympia title 41 years ago.Schwarzenegger was in South Africa for the inaugural Arnold Classic Africa held at Sandton Convention Centre, in Johannesburg, between 27-29 May.27/5/16
A woman wearing a leopard print top, passes by a colorful mural, in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.20/5/14
A performer is seen on stage during South Africa’s first burlesque musical, Big Top Burlesque – The Monday Club, is on at The Blue Feather Theatre in Midrand. The show is described as a combination of Vaudeville, American Burlesque and a smidgen of Victorian Burlesque and parody. 'Burlesque Noveau is sensual, entertaining, funny and very sexy. It is the art of subtle humour and tease. Presently there are few true Burlesque companies in the world; Spiegeltent in Australia, Dita von Teese in the United States and Hurly Burly in the United Kingdom count among the handful of troupes globally".12/7/13
A child holds two loaves of bread, at the impoverished area in which she lives, after a motorcycle clubs feeding initiative dropped off food and clothes, during the pandemic.2/5/20
A young boy wearing a mask, gestures for the camera, in Ennerdale, South Africa.9/3/17
Protestors are dispersed by a policeman, using rubber bullets, during a riot at an informal settlement, in Protea South, over lack of service delivery by the government. 3/9/7
A distraught and terrified, Pauline Ncune (12), A young girl from Zimbabwe, peeks through the window , as men enter the premises on which her and her mother lives. They are forcefully removing migrants from their homes. "Police and metro police monitored the situation in Orange Grove where vigilante groups are evicting foreigners from houses alleged to have been hijacked from the Johannesburg Property Company (JPC). A group calling themselves concerned residents of Orange Grove and Alexandra evicted several foreigners from their homes in Orange Grove on allegations that they were illegally occupying the houses owned by the City of Johannesburg's JPC'.10/8/19
A vehicle carrying injured men to medical assistance. Protestors burnt cars, and looted several stores, in Sasolburg, South Africa. Residents started to protest following the proposed incorporation of several towns into Sasolburg Municipality.22/2/13
Nazeer Saffidien, poses for a photograph, at Johannesburg Pride 2017, held at Melrose Arch in Johannesburg, South Africa.28/10/17
A man smokes a cigarette, inside his home, in a bridge, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The opening under the bridge is no bigger than a manhole. Beyond it lies the underbelly of one of the busiest highways in Johannesburg.26/7/08
A child does a hand stand in front of a colorful mural, in Wynwood, Miami, USA.16/2/24
Professor Avi Loeb, poses for a photograph, at The Center for Astrophysics, at Harvard, in Cambridge,USA. "Abraham "Avi" Loeb is an Israeli-American theoretical physicist who works on astrophysics and cosmology. Loeb is the Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University, where since 2007 he has been Director of the Institute for Theory and Computation at the Center for Astrophysics. He chaired the Department of Astronomy from 2011–2020, and founded the Black Hole Initiative in 2016."
A young protestor, draped in a South African flag, covers her face from the camera, during a protest in an impoverished neighborhood in Alexandra. Residents of Alexandra Informal Settlement, in Johannesburg, brought the area to a standstill in the township when they embarked on a service delivery protest, coined #AlexTotalShutdown Campaign.3/4/19
A member of The Red Ants throws a rock back at irate and upset community members, while executing evictions, during a Covid lockdown, South Africa.21/420
An ornately dressed spectator, at a Rodeo event, at Que Se Ra, in South Africa.5/12/20
Models prepare backstage, at a Fashion Week, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
A masked protestor is seen on the lawns of The Union Buildings. A group of Fees Must Fall protesters marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria calling for free tertiary education. The payment for University fees became a flashpoint for widespread protests in South Africa, which has struggled to provide jobs, education, and housing for many poor people since the end of apartheid in 1994. Violent clashes with police unfolded on campuses in Johannesburg and across the country forcing the interruption of the academic year and the shutdown of several universities in the country. In mid October 2015, a student led protest movement began in response to an increase in fees at South African universities. The Protests started at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) and spread to various other universities including the University of Cape Town and Rhodes University. The rapid spread to other universities resulted in widespread damage and discontentment amongst the authorities. The 2015 protest ended when it was announced by the South African government that there would be no tuition fee increases for 2016. Another widespread and costly protest began again in 2016, when the South African Minister of Higher Education announced that there would be fee increases capped at 8% for 2017; however, each institution was given the freedom to decide by how much their tuition would increase. Chaos erupted in various locations with resultant police action. There are some theories that protests had elements of political interference. Also it is believed that some acts of violence and destruction to property were conducted by opportunists and criminals unrelated to the students. It is believed that protests may carry on in 2017 as many students and their supporters are still unhappy with the impasse.20/10/16
Lionel Richie gestures to the camera, before preparing to perform on stage, in front of a large audience, in Cape Town, South Africa, during his tour of the country.22/11/8
A young man injects Heroin, in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, South Africa.2010
Zanele Ndlovu, who works at Must Love Dogs, in Nietgedacht, takes pictures of pets inside one of the luxury dwellings. The owner of the luxury accommodation, Ineke Anne Boyle describes her approach.." I take the happiness, health and care of every soul entrusted to me very seriously - you could say I am obsessed, and that is why my reputation is what it is. I'm literally "the Crazy Dog Lady." MLD is my child, my baby, my proudest moment - my soul in living motion and one of the biggest reasons I have purpose - through being of service to the babies I care for, with absolute reverence gratitude, focus and love.5/11/19
A policeman aims his weapon at a resident of a building in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, during New Years Eve in the city A tactical unit of The South African Police Service, carried out door to door searches at unruly apartment blocks. Over ten people were injured, with injuries ranging from stab wounds to blunt force injuries the area.1/1/10
Professor Avi Loeb, poses for a photograph, at his home in Boston, USA. "Abraham "Avi" Loeb is an Israeli-American theoretical physicist who works on astrophysics and cosmology. Loeb is the Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University, where since 2007 he has been Director of the Institute for Theory and Computation at the Center for Astrophysics. He chaired the Department of Astronomy from 2011–2020, and founded the Black Hole Initiative in 2016."
Ben Amato plays a musical instrument on his porch, while the rest of the family partake in entertaining the neighbours, most evenings, in Orange Grove during lockdown. From left Rozanne Myburgh,Amelie Amato, Beth Amato and Gabriel Amato.6/4/20
Caleb Mutombo shares a moment with fellow competitors after the show. Mutombo competed on stage against able bodied athletes. Mutombo was born with a sickle-cell disease (SCD), the most common type of which is known as sickle-cell anaemia (SCA). He was born in The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).19/11/16
A child asks for money from patrons of a restaurant, near the Sea Point Promenade, in Cape Town, South Africa.8/4/12
A shack fire broke out in Riverlea. Many people scrambled to remove their belongings, in case the fire engulfed their shacks.Members of the community douse the flames with water to try and extinguish the flames.17/11/5
Former U.S. President Donald Trump leaves after delivering remarks at a rally hosted by Club 47 USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on October 11, 2023 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Even as Trump faces multiple criminal indictments, he still maintains a commanding lead in the polls over other Republican candidates.11/11/23
An injured Ballerina cries backstage, after injuring her ankle, at the press call for Cinderella.30/9/16
A performer, photographed at Madame Zingara, in Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa.22/3/12
A model during Fashion Week, at The Rand Club, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Allan, and his father Gary Van Biljon, pose for a photograph, at their home, opposite a Funeral Parlor, in Vrededorp, Johannesburg.


As the coronavirus tightened its grip on the country and with strict burial regulations in place, the Johannesburg based funeral parlor, Thom Kight & Company, like many have had to adapt to ensure it can continue helping families say their final goodbyes to their loved ones in an empathetic way. Neil Keight, owner of the nearly 40 year old family-run business, says Covid-19 has forced them to adapt in the way they deal with those who have died, with extra precautions taken especially in keeping their staff safe. If COVID-19 is proven or even suspected, the personal protection must include
the use of body bags with their exterior disinfected, amongst other stringent measures.20/7/20
Thapelo Patrick Brown, lowers the coffin into the ground, of a suspected Covid-19 case. No family members or friends were present for the funeral as most were overseas and could not travel to South Africa. The Cemetery is based in the South of Johannesburg.21/7/20
Protesters in the Bronkhorstspruit area, east of Pretoria, set alight several buildings including a clinic. The protests spread to various locations in the area. Furious residents of Ekangala went on the rampage after a meeting in the community hall.5/2/14
Onlookers at the scene of a mob justice attack in Zandspruit, South Africa, where nine men were viciously assaulted and set alight. Gauteng police confirmed that three people were arrested after the violent incident in Johannesburg.20/5/21
Ladysmith Hlanganani, an Isicathamiya Band, headed by July Phagaphi, during a performance in downtown, Johannesburg.4/8/7
Seal performs on stage, at the Ticketpro Dome,in Johannesburg, South Africa. 'Seal has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and released a total of nine studio albums in his career so far'.12/6/16
Police said that Two tents belonging to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) were burnt in Bekkersdal on the eve of the May 7 general elections. "Bekkersdal has been the site of protests over service delivery and other issues since last year. In February voter registration was disrupted in Bekkersdal when two voter registration stations were petrol bombed." Bekkersdal was also one of several hot spots where the army was deployed to keep order as well as a very large contingent of police officers. Voting seemed to go smoothly though with no reported incidences of violence by lunchtime. People queued in a dusty field to cast their votes at the site where one of the stations was burnt.7/5/14 PHOTOGRAPH: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES
Miners who were trapped for many hours in a mine in Carltonville, help a weak and injured colleague, out of the mine, after being rescued. Harmony Gold Mine.04/10/07
"Ballerinas looking beyond, into infinity", in Joburg Ballet’s La Bayadere, a saga of love, betrayal and revenge played out against the be-jewelled splendours of Ancient India. The dancers pose for pictures at a photo shoot.27/8/14
An aerial view of the densely populated Diepsloot Informal Settlement, taken from a Helicopter.11/2/11
A young girl, mid flight, on a public trampoline, in the impoverished Alexandra Township, in Johannesburg, South Africa.27/8/19
Men gather in the early morning during a memorial ceremony that was held almost a year after 34 striking mineworkers in Marikana, South Africa, were killed, and 78 injured, in what was the deadliest use of violence by the South African security forces against its own civilians since the Sharpeville massacre of 1960, and the demise of the heinous system of apartheid.
A bound up man on the shore of the Vaal River, in south Africa. It is alleged that the man was a truck driver who was hijacked and his body was left in the water.1/12/18
Dries Onke lost both legs and his left arm when he fell in front of a train while working at the railroad. He is photographed at an alleged "white only" Afrikaner cultural village in Kleinfontein, southeast of Pretoria, South Africa. In Kleinfontein, a statue of Hendrik Verwoerd stands at the gate. The village houses a large number of people in 350 homesteads. It's set on many hectares and is similar to the Northern Cape Afrikaner-only town of Orania. Residents here claim it was established to preserve Afrikaner culture, language and religion.20/5/13
A man poses for a photograph, with his dogs, in the mountains of Lesotha.14/7/15
Firefighters attempt to put out a field fire, near to a residential area, in Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa.31/8/15
The skull of an MK (uMkhonto we Sizwe) soldier believed to have been killed at a border post in Mafikeng. The bones of ex soldiers underwent an identification process conducted by Argentinian and local experts at The Natural History Museum in Pretoria. uMkhonto we Sizwe, "meaning "Spear of the Nation", abbreviated MK) was the paramilitary wing of the African National Congress (ANC), and was founded by Nelson Mandela in the wake of the Sharpeville massacre. Its mission was to fight against the South African government.13/7/6
Soldiers detain two men, outside a makeshift medical center, in Somalia.2/8/11
Lebo Otukile poses for a portrait at Street Cred (STR.CRD), which is an annual event that takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was held at Constitution Hill, in Kotze Street. A skatepark, a cinema showing 'Indie ' films and various stores were enjoyed by participants of the event . The organisers claim that "STR.CRD is Africa's No.1 street culture brand that manifests itself through authentic engagement via trade shows and relevant content.8/11/14
A naturist poses for a photograph, at a nudist resort, in South Africa, with her pet Lizard.31/8/23
Models wait backstage, at a fashion event, in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa.
A young boy with a purple balloon enjoys The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival. The popular festival,  is an annual LGBTQ pride carnival event and parade held in Knysna, a coastal town in the Western Cape, in South Africa. Events include their version of the Wigstock drag queen festival, a bear fest, athletic events, and an art festival.It is believed to be one of South Africa's largest LGBTQ events. Since its start in 2000 it has grown to be a significant event for the town culminating in the grand finale of Pink Loerie, Knysna Pride parade and its 1000-person after-party held on the final weekend with floats, performers, and DJs.The Knysna Loerie is a green bird but the color pink has a long association with LGBTQ culture.2016
A Traffic Officer, lies injured, with his burning motorbike in the background, after a road accident outside a prison, in Pretoria, South Africa.
Ashtroboi poses for a photograph, at Wynwood Walls, in Miami, Florida.
Men prepare to cross a body of water, on a makeshift raft, in Lesotho, during political unrest in the region.
Crosses at the foot of the 'Koppie', in Marikana. 34 striking mineworkers in Marikana, South Africa, were killed, and 78 injured, in what was the deadliest use of violence by the South African security forces against its own civilians since the Sharpeville massacre of 1960, and the demise of the heinous system of apartheid.17/6/13
A trained dog and his handler, pose for a photograph, at an arms show, in Pretoria, South Africa.
A reveller, poses for a photograph, at Johannesburg Pride, 2017, held at Melrose Arch. The theme was Respect Diversity.28/10/17
A man and dog, at a camp for the displaced, in Brazaville, Congo, after many were left homeless due to the widespread destruction from an explosion at an arms depot.
Elvis Presley Tribute Artists and fans of the musician attend the now defunct The Elvis Festival, held at Marilyn’s 60’s Diner in Storms River Village, in the heart of Tsitsikamma, on the Garden Route, in South Africa.

The American Style 50’s and 60’s diner is a colorful backdrop to the festival. Elvis impersonators have existed since the mid-1950s, just after Elvis Presley himself began his career.

Marilyn’s 60’s Diner in Storms River Village, situated in the heart of Tsitsikamma. It is billed as ‘a landmark for fun and a memory not to be forgotten, on the Garden Route. Without exception this American Style 50’s and 60’s diner is not to be skipped and “worth travelling to” and a worth wile stop on the N2, between Plettenberg Bay and Humansdorp. ‘

Husband and wife team, Jan and Ann du Rand created an eatery in retro-surroundings with its Cadillac’s and Chevy’s. With neon rimmed signage, 50 and 60’s décor and Elvis and Marilyn memorabilia, the place looks the part to create a quirky and nostalgic feel.’31/5/14
Luis Suarez saves a shot on goal, with his hands. "The Hand of God now belongs to me," it was reported to have being said by Luis Suarez, after his goal line handball stopped Ghana's late winner and led to Uruguay qualifying for the 2010 World Cup semi-final.

"I made the best save of the tournament," he added. "Sometimes in training I play as a goalkeeper, so it was worth it."2/7/10
Ski slope, at Afriski Ski Resort, in the mountains of Lesotho.14/7/15
A dead Buck is seen a farmers property, near to Beaufort West, South Africa. It was feared that the animal may have been killed by a lion that was on the loose.
Martin Strydom, From SkyToys, stands in Commissioner Street, in Central Johannesburg, and sells Helium balloons to passers by, who are celebrating The Chinese New Year.

Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festivity in the Chinese calendar.22/1/12
Children swim in evaporation ponds, at the Transvaal and Delogoa Bay Mine. The water is believed to be polluted with high levels of Sulphur and other Chemicals. Some children paint their faces and bodies with the mud. The sulphur gives it a yellow tinge. 11/01/10.
A model is seen during a fashion show, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
A centre housing people without homes, during a hard Covid lockdown, in Johannesburg, South Africa. 30/3/20
A protestor, is seen standing in front of a barricade, in the township of Alexandra, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The residents led by the Alexandra Shutdown Committee marched from Alexandra to the City of Johannesburg's Region E offices in Sandown, to voice their grievances. Earlier, protesting residents took to the streets and blockaded several entrances and exits of the township as part of the so-called total shutdown of the area. Dire service delivery and various other gripes with the government demands action according to the disgruntled and frustrated residents.
A couple enjoy the view, on South Point Pier, in Miami, Florida.
A Gay Pride attendeee, poses for a photograph, in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, South Africa, during an annual gay pride event in the city.2017
A participant prepares backstage, during a drag beauty pageant, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
A young participant is flung of a Bull, and ends up in the dust, at a Bull riding event, in South Africa.14/3/20
Elvis Presley Tribute Artists and fans of the musician attend the now defunct The Elvis Festival, held at Marilyn’s 60’s Diner in Storms River Village, in the heart of Tsitsikamma, on the Garden Route, in South Africa.

The American Style 50’s and 60’s diner is a colorful backdrop to the festival. Elvis impersonators have existed since the mid-1950s, just after Elvis Presley himself began his career.

Marilyn’s 60’s Diner in Storms River Village, situated in the heart of Tsitsikamma. It is billed as ‘a landmark for fun and a memory not to be forgotten, on the Garden Route. Without exception this American Style 50’s and 60’s diner is not to be skipped and “worth travelling to” and a worth wile stop on the N2, between Plettenberg Bay and Humansdorp. ‘

Husband and wife team, Jan and Ann du Rand created an eatery in retro-surroundings with its Cadillac’s and Chevy’s. With neon rimmed signage, 50 and 60’s décor and Elvis and Marilyn memorabilia, the place looks the part to create a quirky and nostalgic feel.’30/5/14
Members of the public attend the opening of concept pop up stores, on Juta Str, in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.7/11/10
A man poses for a photograph in Bekkersdal. Police said that Two tents belonging to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) were burnt in Bekkersdal on the eve of the May 7 general elections. "Bekkersdal has been the site of protests over service delivery and other issues since last year. In February voter registration was disrupted in Bekkersdal when two voter registration stations were petrol bombed." Bekkersdal was aslo one of several hot spots where the army was deployed to keep order as well as a very large contingent of police officers. Voting seemed to go smoothly though with no reported incidences of violence by lunchtime. People queued in a dusty field to cast their votes at the site where one of the stations was burnt.7/514
A young boy runs up the 'Koppie', in Marikana, South Africa, almost a decade after the massacre.
Priest Omphemetse Dimo, prays passionately, during the memorial service for one of the two South Africans who were shot dead in Johannesburg, as violent clashes continued in the city. Isaac Sebako(24), was shot in the face, allegedly while looting a Somalian owned Spaza Shop. His sister Tsholofelo arrived on the scene later that afternoon. Gauteng premier David Makhura hurriedly left a meeting with police minister Bheki Cele and people affected by the recent violence, aimed at foreigners, which had seen shops looted and property destroyed since the weekend.7/9/19
Striking miners gesture their frustration, while fighting for a 'living wage'. 34 striking mineworkers in Marikana, South Africa, were killed, and 78 injured, in what was the deadliest use of violence by the South African security forces against its own civilians since the Sharpeville massacre of 1960, and the demise of the heinous system of apartheid.16/8/12
People relax on South Beach, in Miami, Florida.29/11/14
A dead Lizard, lies sprawled out on the road, in Aventura, Florida.1/7/23
A model waits backstage, at a fashion week, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
A man poses for a photograph in an Astronaut space suit, a the 'Gateway to Space, The Exhibition', held at The Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.1/6/16
A man walks across an open piece of land, near Soweto, South Africa.Image taken from a Helicopter.22/4/9
Police and emergency services partake in the rescue and arrest of miners, from a makeshift gold mine on Gauteng's West Rand, where 'informal' miners were trapped underground . Officers were called to the scene earlier in the day to investigate claims by a survivor that several people were killed during a hostage drama which began on Monday. Injured miners were brought to the surface and attended to by paramedics. Those that weren't injured were loaded into police vehicles and taken away in hand ties.7/1/14
A young boy saunters through the winding alleyways of Zamimpilo Township, near to Riverlea. Many of the residents live in shacks very near to sewerage and overwhelming amounts of uncleared rubbish. A couple of the residents earn a living by setting up spaza shops next to and in their living quarters. There is also a creche surrounded by shacks that cater to the communities substantial child population.15/2/6
Ballerina's prepare backstage for a performance, in Johannesburg, South Africa.29/9/16
A woman, poses for a photograph, at Constitution Hill, in Johannesburg South Africa, during STR.CRD, a street fashion event in the city.8/11/2014
Performers take a break, near to the stage, at an EFF Rally, South Africa.
Michael Nchabaleng, keeps warm by a fire, in Yoeville, Johannesburg, South Africa. Light snow fell over parts of Johannesburg as a cold front struck.8/8/12
Children play outside an apartment block, near Westbury, in Johannesburg, South Africa.8/4/20
Tori Amos performs in front of a large crowd, in Johannesburg, South Africas.26/6/14
Crusaders MC member, Nick Rabie, from The Nomads Chapter, poses for a portrait in Durban, South Africa, during the clubs National Run. He sometimes wears a custom made glass eye, with a 1% logo engraved in it.26/8/18
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