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

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.


Friday, 23 September 2016

Mad Mike Whiddet

Mad Mike Whiddet shows off some skills during the practice day for the Supadrift series Round 6 at Carnival City in Brakpan near Johannesburg, South Africa. The Supadrift series is a drifting competition featuring the countries best drifters.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Vuyani

Vuyani Dance Company dancers during a rehearsal of Greg Maqoma's Joys of Sharing show at the Lyric theatre in Gold Reef City, near Johannesburg, South Africa. Joys of Sharing features Grammy winning flautist, Wouter Kellerman, Simphiwe Dana and the Vuyani Dance Company in an music and dance spectacle.

Ntando Mahlangu

Double amputee and Paralympic Silver medal winner, Ntando Mahlangu poses with kids from Laerskool Constantiapark during an event at OR Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg. The event was to celebrate the success of the South African Paralympic team after they arrived back in the country.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Children's Fight

A pilot guides some children to the awaiting plane during an event held at Grand Central Airport in Midrand near Johannesburg. The airport hosted over 100 children from disadvantaged backgrounds for their Children's Flight Charity event in which the children are entertained, fed and given the opportunity to fly in one of the number of planes that take part in the event.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

AB De Villiers

Protea cricket captain, AB De Villiers poses with Mahatse Shadung during the launch of his biography at Alexandra Cricket Club in Alexandra in Johannesburg, South Africa. De Villiers donated books to a group of cricket clubs in under privileged areas as part of the launch.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Crocodile feeding time


Johannesburg Zoo released their 15 male Nile crocodiles from their winter hot house and fed them their first meal in 3 months, a whole lamb carcass. Crocodiles need to have their temperatures controlled at around 26 degrees C and the hot house stay allows them to do this over the cold Johannesburg winter months. Whilst they are in there they don't eat at all, when it warms up and they are taken out, they are very ready to eat.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Tembisa Tornado

Emergency services at Phumulani Mall in Tembisa, Ekurhuleni after a freak tornado blew through the area causing massive damage to the mall, a hospital and various houses in the area.
 Residents of the area in Tembisa that was hit by a freak tornado clear up the debris around their houses the day after it hit.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Ed Force One

British rock band Iron Maidens plane lands at OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park near Johannesburg, The plane is known as "Ed Force One" in tribute to the bands mascot Eddie, that is also seen on the planes tail. The lead singer of the band, Bruce Dickinson is the pilot and takes off and lands the Boeing 747 in every stop they do on their Book of Souls world tour, which has included 37 destinations worldwide so far. 
A short video of the arrival.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

SA Army Capability exercise


An Oliphant tank drives over the shell of a car during the Army Capability Exercise held at De Brug near Bloemfontein, South Africa. The demonstration was to highlight the South African Army's state of readiness.
A Rooivalk attack helicopter in UN colours fires on a target.
The Plofadder mine clearance system clears the way for troops to pass a minefield.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Rand Show air display

An Agusta AW109 military helicopter about to pick up an injured pilot during a simulation, whilst a Rooivalk attack helicopter provides cover during the SANDF Capability demonstration in the main arena at the Rand Show in Nasrec, Johannesburg. The annual Rand Show features a large military display area and loads of other attractions for the whole family.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Kgosi Mampuru Prison Gallows

The gallows during a media tour at Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria, Gauteng. The tour was held in conjunction with the launch of the Gallows Exhumation Project in which the remains of 83 political prisoners that were hanged will be exhumed, identified and handed over to their families.


Saturday, 19 March 2016

Miss SA 2016

Newly crowned Miss SA 2016, Ntandoyenkosi Kunene kissed by Miss SA 2015, Liesl Laurie after she won the title at Carnival City in Brakpan near Johannesburg.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Beer looters

Bystanders pose for a photo at the scene of a truck crash on the on ramp to the M1 highway near Allandale road in Midrand, near Johannesburg, South Africa. The truck overturned on the on ramp losing its load of beer that was quickly looted by motorists and bystanders.