Friday, 11 September 2015

Springbok send off

Springbok Prop, Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira signs autographs during the 2015 Rugby World Cup public send off held at Montecasino in Fourways, Johannesburg.
Springbok Wing, Lwazi Mvovo poses for a selfie with some fans.
Springbok Wing, Bryan Habana signs a South African flag for a fan..
Springbok Flyhalf, Pat Lambie signs a rugby ball for some of his fans
Springbok, Hooker, Adriaan Strauss poses with a couple of fans from the Free State.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Exercise Young Eagle

An Oryx helicopter flies by during the open day at the culmination of Exercise Young Eagle held at the SA Army Combat training Centre at Lohatlha in the Northern Cape. The exercise includes various units of the army and culminates in the battle at Aasvoelkop in which the Air Force plays a part as well as the armoured units and infantry.
The battlefield erupts.
A Hawk aircraft fires on targets.
Fast roping down to recover a downed pilot.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Jugomaro Predator Park

Justin Fernandes with Fido whilst conducting a tour of the facilities during a visit by The Citizen to Jugomaro Predator Park in Groblersdal, Limpopo. The park was in the news a few years back when Panjo (Seen in picture below) one of the parks tigers escaped and recently when the park was liquidated and the animals were darted and packed up in what is alleged to be unprofessional methods and dubious practices when the animals were kept in containers with no professional supervision or care.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Shootout on M1 highway.

One suspect was arrested and one managed to flee on foot after a shoot-out ensued between SAPS and the suspects after the police tried to stop the red car they were travelling in on the M1 South, just after the Grayston off ramp in Sandton.There was an AK47, ammunition and a camera which is believed to have been used to target houses for home robberies.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Denver train crash

Police at a train crash at Denver station in Johannesburg. The crash resulted in one death and over 250 injuries. The collision apparently occurred when the driver of the Business Express (The white train) failed to stop at a red light and collided with the stationary yellow Metro Plus train in Denver station.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Truck accident.

Paramedics stabilize a patient trapped in a vehicle at the traffic circle leading from the N3S to Modderfontein road in Edenvale near Johannesburg . The truck that was also involved in the crash hangs above them. According to witnesses the vehicle swerved in front of the truck from the inside lane of the traffic circle and collided with the truck which drove over the vehicle. The driver was ejected and the passenger trapped inside the vehicle. The driver was taken to hospital in a serious condition whilst paramedics worked in the rain to release the trapped passenger.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Stuck truck

A truck stuck under a clearly marked bridge on Elgin Road in Kempton Park near Johannesburg, 9 January 2015. A local said that it happens all the time on this bridge with this being the fourth one in a matter of weeks.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Miss SA wins Miss World

Miss World Rolene Strauss speaks during a reception event at OR Tambo International airport, 20 December 2014. The event was held for her as she arrived back in South Africa after winning the Miss World pageant in London recently.Newly crowned Miss World Rolene Strauss and South African Miss World 1958, Penny Coelen Rey during a reception event at OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg.
A fan holds up a painting of the newly crowned Miss World, Rolene Strauss during the event.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Shack fire, Denver

A fire rages through an informal settlement in Denver, Johannesburg, South Africa, 6 November 2014. The fire destroyed a large part of the settlement, but had the wind not been blowing in the direction it was, the damage would have been dramatically worse.
I seen smoke on the horizon and rode my motorcycle towards it. It's not the first (nor the last) time that I've done that. More often than not it's garbage or some random stuff on fire.

This time I came up to this shack fire just starting off. People were rushing to move their belongings from their corrugated-iron and wood shacks. Some seemed to have given up and just sat there watching the fire consume their homes. As always, I moved around trying to get some pictures of the destruction.

With your eye on the camera, you are separated from the reality of what's going on, you are simply trying to get a decent frame. The pictures can't show the heat, but I could feel my face burning and embers flew all over me as the wind picked up.

At one point, a man accosted me for being there taking photos. He stopped dismantling his shack and came running towards me with his hammer screaming that I must leave. I walked away.

I can understand his feeling of anger. I definitely stick out at these scenes, for many more reasons than the fact I'm holding a camera. He must be frustrated and angered by knowing that he is about to lose everything of the very little he has and I am an easy target for his anger.

So very unlike me, I moved away. I already had my pictures.
The aftermath of the fire. There's absolutely nothing left.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014


Spring time in Ekurhuleni, near Johannesburg, South Africa.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

On the Night.

Fireworks during the On the Night fundraiser event held at St Johns High School in Houghton, Johannesburg. 27 September 2014.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

New Lion cubs at Joburg Zoo.

Two of the three new lion cubs, named Isabi, Letaba and Jubba that were introduced to the media at the Anglogold lion enclosure at the Johannesburg Zoo, 28 August 2014

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Daveyton Protest

A woman acts as if she has been shot by a man mimicking a machine gun with a pipe during a protest in which they blockaded roads and damaged property on Eiselen road in Daveyton, Gauteng, South Africa. They are demanding land and RDP houses after being evicted from municipal land recently.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Rape Hot Spot

A warning sign put up in an open field in Edenvale, Johannesburg, South Africa to warn people that there has been 3 rapes there recently.