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  1. A child Awareness Campaign at a primary school in Khayelitsha. A Theatre group, sponsored by the NGO the Simelela Centre – a one-stop 24/7 Rape Centre – performs a puppet show in the local Xhosa language to warn of the dangers of friendly approaches by older people – be they a family friend or even relative.  Khayelitsha, Western Cape.  2008
  2. The logbook at the Simelela Rape Centre.  Each new case is registered along with details of the ordeal and the counsellor who was on duty when the case was first presented.  Khayelitsha, Western Cape.  2008
  3. A child survivor being counselled at Nonceba, an NGO that provides long term care and support for child rape survivors.  Khayelitsha, Western Cape 2008
  4. Once sealed, the forensic evidence is preserved for presentation in a court of law, along with a special form known as a J88.  Khayelitsha, Western Cape 2008
  5. A child Awareness Campaign at a primary school in Khayelitsha.  Khayelitsha, Western Cape 2008
  6. Former U.S President George W Bush is at the FNB Stadium to mark the passing of Nelson Mandela on Thursday 5th December at the age of 95.  A National Memorial Service at the FNB Stadium in Soweto was held to mark the life and achievements of Nelson Mandela.  Tens of thousands of people were in attendance at a rain-swept stadium as well as a host of dignitaries from around the world.  Soweto, Johannesburg.  2013
  7. Former US President Bill Clinton is at the FNB Stadium to mark the passing of Nelson Mandela on Thursday 5th December at the age of 95.  Soweto, Johannesburg.  2013
  8. Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the annual International AIDS Conference, CTICC in November 2009. Cape Town, South Africa
  9. 2ND JULY 2010.  BRAZIL 1 NETHERLANDS 2. In much the same way as the central characters in Leonard Cohen’s 1966 classic ‘The Beautiful Loser’ are all united by their sexual obsessions, so it is in football that fans are united by an almost Biblical hysteria towards the Beautiful Game. In following the trials and tribulations of their respective teams, all but one that is ultimately doomed to failure, there is an almost transcendent beauty in their growing pain and frustrations, and ultimate loss. Painted on each face is a picture of fear, bewilderment and complete dejection as their team’s sad and inevitable demise unfolds before their very eyes.  It is an almost bizarre sight to observe emotions more akin to conflict zones than to everyday life imprinted deep onto the faces of each fan. But then again as Bill Shankly, the great Liverpool manager of the 60’s and 70’s once said: ‘“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.” If the angst and passions expressed on many a fan’s face during the South African World Cup is anything to go by, Bill Shankly was spot on.  Cape Town, South Africa. 2010
  10. “The Beautiful Loser” – FIFA World Cup 2010 : 2ND JULY 2010.  BRAZIL 1 NETHERLANDS 2. Cape Town, South Africa. 2010
  11. The origins of the two-foot-long plastic blowing horn, commonly known as the vuvuzela, remains shrouded in mystery.  The general consensus is that it was the Zulu Nazareth Baptist Church, locally known as the Shembe Church (after its founder Isaiah Shembe) who first used the instrument during worship from around 1910. It was not until the 1990’s, when Neil Van Schalckwyk saw the vuvuzela in stadiums while playing professionally at a local club in Cape Town, that he saw a business opportunity and patented the plastic instrument.  To date, his company, Masincedane Sport, has sold over 800,000 vuvuzelas – 100,000 of them during the first week of the World Cup.  The instrument has proved to be hugely controversial and its loud monotonous drone in stadiums became synonymous with South Africa’s World Cup.  Sutherland, Northern Cape.  2010
  12. “The Rise of the Controversial Vuvuzela – FIFA World Cup 2010” – A boy supporting Portugal at the Portuguese Club.  Milnerton, Cape Town.  2010
  13. A teacher at the Magalia School for the disabled in Pietermaritzburg, KZN. 2010.
  14. Schoolchildren at the Magalia School for the disabled in Pietermaritzburg, KZN 2010.
  15. An elderly couple living in the Itereleng Community for the Blind in Pretoria, Gauteng. 2010
  16. A Zimbabwean man living in an illegally-occupied tenement building under the constant threat of eviction. Johannesburg CBD, 2017.
  17. Stella Murabiwa and her 2 sons.  Stella’s husband, Paul Chirabwa was killed at the large taxi rank where they live.  Paul was trying to intervene in a quarrel when a large group of taxi drivers surrounded him and beat Paul to death.  While beating him they gleefully screamed that the xenophobia attacks had begun again. It was 2 days before the police came to investigate the crime and they show no signs of motivation in finding the perpetrators.  Hillbrow, Johannesburg.  2010
  18. Cramped and squalid conditions in which many Zimbabweans are forced to live.  Many live in daily fear of eviction and some talk of threats of violence from other South Africans.  Hillbrow, Johannesburg.  2010
  19. A mother and baby sit by a Nelson Mandela memorial laid out during a morning service at St George’s Cathedral to mark the passing of Nelson Mandela. The first Sunday since Nelson Mandela’s death was marked as a ‘Day of Prayer and Reflection’. He is the first President in a post-aprathied South Africa who passed on Thursday 5th December at the age of 95. Cape Town CBD 2013.
  20. A young girl sitting outside Mandela house in Soweto on the day of his burial in his home village of Qunu with a stencil of Mandela on her arm. People from around the world visit Mandela’s compound in Soweto at 8115 Vilakazi Street which has been transformed into a museum on the day of his burial in his home village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape. It was Mandela’s home from 1946-1962 when he was imprisoned. Activity in Soweto is subdued in Soweto on the day of his burial. Soweto, Johannesburg. 2013
  21. Lightning strikes Naval Hill in the Franklin game reserve in the centre of Bloemfontein and engulfs the statue of Nelson Mandela, the first black President of an apartheid-free South Africa.  It is just over a year since the death of Nelson Mandela on December 5 2013 and whose anniversary was observed by many throughout the country. Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa. 2014

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