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The story behind this trending #FeesMustFall picture: Human shield surrounds praying Muslims

by: Abigail Javier - 5 November 2015

The story behind this trending #FeesMustFall picture: Human shield surrounds praying Muslims

It was midday, on a hot Pretoria afternoon. The protest at the Union Buildings had been on for hours and the students did not look like they would stop anytime soon. Police were throwing stun grenades over the fence and students were running up and down in response, some even shouting “happy New Year” at...

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In photos: A day in the life of two homeless hustlers

by: Kyle Kheswa - 14 October 2015

In photos: A day in the life of two homeless hustlers

It was an abnormally cold spring day in Braamfontein, Jo’burg. Not many stepped outside without layers of clothing. Outside a corner shop on De Korte Street stood Tshepo and Mpho, busy with their daily hustle of asking people for money.  Few stopped. I was intrigued. I wanted to find out more about these two young...

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Young photographer’s hard-hitting exposé on Cape Town’s toilet shame wins award

by: Andrea Chothia - 24 August 2015

Young photographer’s hard-hitting exposé on Cape Town’s toilet shame wins award

Ex-Live SA photographer, Masixole Feni recently won the Ernest Cole Photographic Award for his series of photographs documenting the lack of proper sanitation in Cape Town’s townships. Masixole started the project, called A Drain on our Dignity, around 2002 while working as a stand-in photographer for Independent Newspapers. He carried on with the project and...

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Vodacom Durban July in pictures

by: Lucky Mthabela - 13 July 2015

Vodacom Durban July in pictures

The 5th of July, marked the return of the extravagant Vodacom Durban July at the Greyville race course. Hats, dresses and suits were the order of the day the day as couples arrived decked to the nines in this years theme “Captain of the ship”. Even though others didn’t really follow the dress code best believe they...

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10 young Cape Town entrepreneurs showing their #BossFace

by: Bulumko Gana - 26 June 2015

10 young Cape Town entrepreneurs showing their #BossFace

Every Monday, my news feed is always trending with hashtags such as #WorkMode, #Baws, #WinnersLoveMondays, and my favorite one, #BossFace. This hashtag inspired me to take pictures of people who are young and successful, and I asked them to show me their “Boss Face” and share what makes them bosses.   Zakhele Mbhele (30) and Zayne...

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Kasi Instawalk, the township through the eyes of its residents

by: Bulumko Gana - 22 May 2015

Kasi Instawalk, the township through the eyes of its residents

The township is still looked at by outsiders as a hell-hole where the most sinister of crimes take place. Yes, people struggle in the hood and most young people want to move out of there, which is understandable but through all the negativity the media touts, black people still have a great time in the...

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These streets, baba John Ola’s story

by: Lwazi Mazibuko - 1 May 2015

These streets, baba John Ola’s story

After the xenophobic attacks in Jeppestown in Johannesburg, I went on to the streets looking for a story, images, witnesses or an explanation, but I was greeted by an eery silence, debris from burnt buildings and tyre ashes on the streets leading to the entrance of  the George Goch hostel. I then met Baba John Ola (not...

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#CreateWithCanon – Style Diary

by: Thapelo Mosiuoa - 24 April 2015

#CreateWithCanon – Style Diary

Our friends over at Canon South Africa have given us the pocket-friendly Canon PowerShot SX600 HS to use over the next 3 months. snapping image galleries to give you a look into the things we do, the things we see, and the things we create. Lerato Madonna Mothopeng has been selected to #CreateWithCanon In this month’s...

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#CreateWithCanon – Street Style

by: Tshepo Mosokotso - 17 April 2015

#CreateWithCanon – Street Style

Our friends over at Canon South Africa have given us the pocket-friendly Canon PowerShot SX600 HS  to use over the next 3 months for a campaign called #CreateWithCanon. Snapping image galleries to give you a look into the things we do, the things we see, and the things we create. In this month’s edition of...

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#CreateWithCanon – Basics of photography

by: Siyabonga Mkhasibe - 20 March 2015

#CreateWithCanon – Basics of photography

Our friends at Canon South Africa have given us the pocket-friendly Canon PowerShot SX600 HS to use over the next three months to explore the things we do, the things we see, and the things we create through photography. I’ve always enjoyed replaying beautiful moments in my head. Moments of friends, family and events; yet...

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