Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Mine rescue attempt

Mine rescue drop a specialized dolly with a camera on down the hole during the rescue attempt of a 5 year old child that fell down a  large sinkhole formed around an old mine shaft in Jerusalem informal settlement near Witfield in Germiston, Ekurhuleni. 
The rescue attempt was finally called off as the sides of the mine shaft were too unstable to rescue the child that would have unlikely survived the 40 meter fall.



Jozi@work

Barricaded roads during a protest by former Jozi@work employees outside the official opening event of the River Park clinic in Alexandra, Johannesburg. They are unhappy about the cancellation of the Jozi@work program. The opening had to be cancelled by the Executive Mayor, Herman Mashaba due to the protest.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Pretoria Xenophobia

A group of Mamelodi residents marched against the influence of foreign nationals in their community through the Pretoria CBD near a well known area of foreign nationals, mainly Somalis. Things got heated as a standoff ensued between the residents that were there to defend their property and the marchers threw insults at each other, whilst the police kept the two groups separated. 
Residents of the area stand their ground.
Police shoot rubber bullets to disperse the group of foreign nationals.
A Somali confronts a policeman about the reason they were shooting rubber bullets at them.
The group of Mamelodi residents continued their march through the CBD.
The police pounced to arrest the group after they hemmed them in.
They confiscated a large amount of drugs from the protesters.
One of the protesters was arrested with an illegal firearm.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Flood

The Sand river flows over a bridge on Witkoppen road in Sunninghill, Johannesburg during heavy rains in the area.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Pretoria's new pygmy hippo

The one month old Pygmy Hippo that was born at the Pretoria Zoo takes his first steps into his permanent outside enclosure at the National Zoological gardens in Pretoria, South Africa. The pygmy hippo that is naturally found in West Africa is listed as endangered by the IUCN's red list of endangered species. 

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Universal local music showcase

Universal Music Africa showcased some of their new local acts at the Hard Rock Cafe in Sandton, Johannesburg.
Dominic Neill, an electronic/dance artist.
Buhlebendalo Mda from The Soil, a 4 member acapella group with a sound described as "Kasi Soul".
Pop singer, Majozi poses for a selfie with a fan.
Richard Stirton is the first winner of The Voice SA.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Malusi Gigaba

Home Affairs minister, Malusi Gigaba greeting immigration officials during a walkabout of the immigration section of OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg before briefing media about the festive season plans for the department.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

ANC Fidel Castro tribute

African National Congress members during a tribute by the Gauteng ANC to Fidel Castro, the Cuban leader that died recently at the Johannesburg City Hall in South Africa.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

IRU 100 km World Champions

2015 Comrades marathon winner, Gift Kelehe, 2016 Comrades winner, David Gatebe and 2014 Comrades winner, Bongmusa Mthembu enter the arrivals hall as the South African 100 km ultra road running team arrived back home victorious to South Africa at OR Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg after competing and winning the IRU 100km World Championships in Spain over the weekend.
 The team as a whole won the Mens team competition with Bongmusa Mthembu taking second place overall, Gift Kelehe won the Masters category in a new record time with David Gatebe second.
2014 Comrades marathon winner Bongmusa Mthembu
2016 Comrades marathon winner, David Gatebe
2015 Comrades marathon winner, Gift Kelehe

Team Coach, John Hamlett and  2012 Comrades marathon winner, Ludwick Mamabolo as the South African 100 km ultra road running team arrived back home victorious to South Africa.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Jukskei flooding

People look at the devastation next to the Jukskei river in Alexandra, Johannesburg, South Africa. The area in the floodline was hit very hard during large scale rains that hit the area.
Some of the residents have built their shacks close to the flood line and are severely affected by hard rains.
A car that was washed downstream.
A resident walks through the area that used to be his shack.
A group of residents work together to move a bogged down vehicle.
Swift water rescue search the Jukskei river for the body of a young child that was washed away during the heavy rains.


Monday, 10 October 2016

A busy day in Braamfontein. #FeesMustFall

The #FeesMustFall protest took a violent turn at Wits University in Johannesburg today. The #FeesMustFall movement demands free higher education and has a big following around the country.
 A protester throws a TV cameras extension cable at security guards during the Fees must fall protest at Wits University. 
There was running battles with police through out the University.
Teargas was used extensively to stop the students regrouping within the University premises.

The students regrouped outside the University and barricaded the main road leading through Braamfontein. There was more running battles, as an outnumbered police tried to disperse them. Further down the road a bus that was driving by was stopped and set on fire.