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

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.

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

Robin Hammond – photojournalist

Robin Hammond is the recipient of the W.Eugene Smith Fund for Humanistic Photography, a World Press Photo prize, the Pictures of the Year International World Understanding Award and four Amnesty International awards for Human Rights journalism. He has dedicated his career to documenting human rights and development issues around the world through long-term photographic projects. Robin won the FotoEvidence Book

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

Nolungile Community Health Centre in Khayelitsha

South Africa is one of the countries with the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB), with the World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics giving an estimated incidence of 450,000 cases of active TB in 2013. So almost 1% of the population of about 50 million develop active TB disease each year. This is worldwide the third highest incidence of any country after

Defacing of artwork

Michael Elion’s Ray Ban sculpture has been defaced, 18 November 2014

Michael Elion’s controversial artwork, Perceiving Freedom, on Sea Point promenade in Cape Town was defaced overnight. Link to article:

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