Members of the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) protest in front of the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on Tuesday. SAMWU members marched to demand increased wages, better working conditions
A mother carries her son through burnt out shacks after they where raised to the ground in a fire that destroyed 250 homes at the informal settlement in Kaya Sands, Johannesburg on Thursday. The fire yesterday fueled by high winds and a heat waves swept through the shacks of the settlement
A man carries his bed as he and a friend tries to remove her belongings as a fire rages through an informal settlement in Kaya Sands, Johannesburg
South African opposition leader Julius Malema of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) arrives on stage at the beginning of a march called for “economic transformation” in Johannesburg on Tuesday
Protesters chant slogans during a protest to show their support to fellow miners who filed a lawsuit against mining companies in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Tuesday. The High Court in Johannesburg will begin hearing a lawsuit filed by 56 former mine workers who say they suffered silicosis
A police officer searches a man on Monday as South African police officers backed by soldiers of the South African Defence Force conduct searches and identity checks in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, an area mostly inhabited by foreign nationals
An anti-xenophobia activist stands chained in front of a banner, as thousands of people get ready to march against the recent wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa through the streets of Johannesburg CBD on Thursday
Mothers and their children wait in line to be give food at a Red Cross refugee camp set up for foreign residents due to recent xenophobia attacks in the Primrose area of Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday. Xenophobia attacks that started in the port city of Durban two weeks ago and have spread to the countries largest city of Johannesburg
Members of the African National Congress Youth League, and supporters of the South African president Jacob Zuma, demonstrate outside the Weekly Mail and Guardian media offices, on Thursday, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The demonstrators were protesting against the election coverage by these media groups.
Protestors demonstrate in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, to bring attention to the more than 200 girls abducted in Nigeria.
Miners gather to mourn their colleagues at Harmony Gold’s Doornkop mine near Johannesburg, South Africa. Rescuers recovered eight bodies and continued to search for another missing worker after a fire that began on Tuesday, the worst accident in South Africa’s mines in nearly five years.
A cricket fan walks in front of a giant poster of the late president Nelson Mandela during the first day of the cricket test match between South Africa and India at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg
South African artist John Adams works on a giant acrylic-on-canvas painting of Nelson Mandela in the driveway of his house in a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday. Adams said he felt driven to create the portrait as a way of thanking the ailing former president for creating educational opportunities that enabled him to become an artist. He plans to auction the painting and donate the proceeds to children’s charities.
A man pushes his cart past a mural of former South African president Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. Mr Mandela’s eldest daughter on Thursday lambasted foreign media ‘vultures’ for violating her father’s privacy as he lay critically ill in hospital.
Phaphama Nxumalo (left), 12, and Natasha Mbatha, 9, members of the Alexandra Trampoline Club, on Wednesday practise in an alleyway between apartment blocks in Johannesburg, South Africa. A township with a wide spectrum of housing types, including shacks and contemporary homes, Alexandra is situated next to the wealthy suburb of Sandton, laying bare post-apartheid South Africa’s vast gulf between wealth and poverty.
Nokuthula Mbonde stands next to a mural of Nelson Mandela in Soweto in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Residents of Diepsloot spend the public holiday following Youth Day going about their daily activities in Johannesburg, South Africa.