Category: South Africa

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COSATU march in Cape Town

Approximately 10.000 people gathered in Keizersgracht Street on the 6th of August for a march to Parliament. This was done to protest against the rising electricity, fuel and food prices. The protesters expressed their lack of faith in the government’s ability to fix the country’s economic problems. Having failed to meet the peoples needs for so long, the politicians are

Portrait: Roger Young for HAYO magazine

At 17 years old Roger Young packed up his camera and ran away from the suburb of Westville, near the South African city of Durban. He traveled up the coast to Cape Town, where he has lived intermittently in the years since, establishing an award-winning career as a filmmaker. After a family tragedy struck in his late twenties, Roger spent

The evening train to Khayelitsha

It is 17:35 and one of the trains to Khayelitsha departs from Cape Town’s train station. The masses of people travelling on this line are packed into the train coaches. The carriages get so full that people hang out of the windows and doors or stand in between the coaches. This of course is a dangerous activity but cannot be

David Goldblatt observing as the statue of Rhodes fell at University of Cape Town.

Reflecting on Goldblatt – from Gugs to Rhodes

David Goldblatt’s photographs are uncanny in their capacity to highlight South African un-ease, suggests Neelika Jayawardane. Reflecting on a re-visitation of his early oeuvre, Jayawardane and Goldblatt discuss the photographs’ visual elaboration of the unspeakable: racial intimacy and fear, suppressed sexuality, the face of power, and – most taboo of all – a tension between responsibility and disavowal engendered in

Portrait of Omar Badsha

Photographer and Artist Omar Badsha is recognised with a National Order

Mr. Badsha received a Ministerial Commendation from Minister Marais at the 2017/18 Cultural Affairs Awards, hosted by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport. Besides his work as a photographer and artist, Mr. Badsha founded the South African History Online (SAHO) website in 1999, which has become one of Africa’s largest history websites. The website is a non-partisan people’s history project and

visi interview mads norgaard

Article & Interview: MADS NØRGAARD, PHOTOGRAPHER by Dylan Culhane

Mads Nørgaard is a talented Danish photographer who has made Cape Town his home for the last five years. His focus on liminal spaces piqued VISI’s interest, especially as the imminent World Design Capital 2014 brings urban planning and design into the spotlight.  Dylan Culhane speaks to him about his work. VISI: How did your journey with photography begin? Mads Nørgaard: My first

Featured: Photography by Mads Nørgaard by Alix-Rose Cowie

Mads Nørgaard is a documentary and commercial photographer born in Denmark and educated here in South Africa where he is based. His ‘One Picture Stories’ series is a great example of his ability to grab a moment from his subjects’ everyday lives and make us think about who they are. His documentary work focuses on topics like transport and day to day

Xenophobic attacks in townships across South Africa, May 11 2008

On May 11 2008, an outburst of xenophobic violence in the Johannesburg Township Alexandra triggered more xenophobic violence in other townships. Firstly, it only spread in the Gauteng province. After two weeks, the violence spread to other urban areas across the country, mainly Durban and Cape Town. But it also emerged in townships in more rural areas such as Limpopo

Zimbabweans use social media to rally up support for march, 18 November 2017

Zimbabweans use social media to rally up support for march, 18 November 2017

#ThisFlag #FREEPASTOREVAN #NoCorruption #Justice #NoToPoverty #AriseZimbabwe These are some of the hashtags used by the zimbabwean community and activists across South Africa to gain support for a planned march in Zimbabwe and South Africa. The call is for a new leadership that will “relieve the suffering endured” by the nation under President Robert Mugabe.

Community historian and storyteller Joline Young

Joline Young is a historian, author, copywriter, researcher, part-time lecturer and registered site guide. She is a fellow of the David and Elaine Potter Foundation and holds a Masters degree in Historical Studies with distinction from the University of Cape Town. Joline has a particular research interest in the history of Simon’s Town, but is also experienced in oral history

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