Firefighters battle a blaze at an aerosol can factory in Spartan, Kempton Park outside Johannesburg, South Africa.
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Thursday, 7 February 2013
Oscar Pistorius with Bryan Habana on the red carpet of the Virgin Sports Industry Awards held at Emperors Palace, 7 February 2013, one week before being arrested for shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp through a bathroom door, allegedly mistaking her for a burglar.
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Police Crime Scene Investigators analyse the scene on the Heidelberg Road offramp of the M2W, where two policeman were shot when they stopped a silver Mercedes, YTM331GP to search it, the policemen were airlifted to hospital in a critical state.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
The South African Police wonder why they have such a bad reputation. Well I'll tell you that with the way they sometimes conduct themselves, they should not be surprised. A relatively small group of Lady Gaga fans consisting mostly of teenage girls and feminine guys were waiting at Lanseria to get a glimpse and maybe an autograph from the pop star. Now I can call it a small crowd as I have been at the bigger OR Tambo airport when it has been full of thousands of people waiting for various people including the World Cup winning Springboks, our Olympic team and Manchester United Football club. To tell the truth I thought those situations were handled badly... I had no idea! The Lanseria cops seemed clueless and even though Lady Gagas security entourage had conducted themselves very well, even cracking jokes with the crowd and seeming very much in control. As soon as she came through the doors, the cops decided that they needed to show that they were in charge and haphazardly ushered her round the back (my suspicion is that they wanted pictures with her for themselves, it would not surprise me.) this almost caused a riot. There was many really upset fans, many close to tears.
Although I am no Lady Gaga fan, I must admit that I was impressed by the fact that after the chaos, she must have instructed the driver to come back and got out and signed some autographs for the crowd and under the eyes of her bodyguards the situation was easily kept under control, I'm glad that the police stayed back as it would have been chaos had they tried to control the situation.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
A truck is attacked during a violent service delivery protest in Benoni. Wattville and Actonville residents marched to the Benoni Civic Centre to demand service delivery, but things got violent with windows being broken, bins spilled all over the roads, cars being vandalised, as well as bystanders being intimidated. The march moved back to Actonville resulting in a stand-off between hostel residents and police with the hostel residents stoning passing cars and intimidating people .
Thursday, 11 October 2012
Marchers flee after police shoot tear-gas and shoot rubber bullets to control the crowd during a march by striking SATAWU union members, in Isando, Gauteng
I was the only photographer at this point of the march, as the march had already been to the offices of the employers and they were near the Isando train station to make their way home. As the large group came up to the station, a few of them started attacking a truck that was apparently broken down at the side of the road, (the driver had wisely left the scene). Police replied with a volley of rubber bullets and tear gas, I found myself in a small field with no cover, and I took a few frames as I dashed towards a electricity box, before I even got there everything was done and the marchers simply continued into the station. There was a few people affected by the tear-gas, but I was 100%, maybe I'm getting used to it.
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
A burning softdrink truck is looted on Main Reef road in Cleveland, Germiston on the 28 September 2012. Many trucks have been targeted by striking truck drivers. They usually assault the working truckers then set the truck on fire.
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Soldiers take part in the training surprise during the SA Army Fittest Soldier competition which took place at the SA Army Gymnasium in Heidelberg from the 17 until the 20 September 2012. The competition had various parts which included the training surprise, pool crossing event, bleep testing and a endurance walk with participants carrying a 20 kg pack over a 20km course. General Nobanda emphasised the need for better fitness training in the SA Army and hailed the event as a step in the right direction.Over 300 participants from various units within the Army took part with various age groups in team categories and individual categories for all ranks including the top ranks of Generals and Officers Commanding.
Friday, 14 September 2012
A car that was hit by a bus on the intersection of Black Reef and Dekema roads in Wadeville, 14 September 2012. Two men were killed and two critically injured when a bus carrying schoolchildren hit it, one child was injured on the bus but the other 45 were taken to hospital as a precaution.
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Jonathan Ntutu,Union Sekeilwe, Oscar Pistorius and Kevin Paul pose for photos after the Paralympians returned from the London 2012 Paralympic games in London.Team SA came back with 29 medals and the athletes were given their monetary incentives that were raised recently to be equal to the incentives the Olympic athletes received recently.
Swimmer Natalie Du Toit receives her cheque and a Makarapa (a decorated hard hat) after winning 3 Gold and 1 Silver medals.