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
South African police fire rubber bullets to disperse residents of Masiphumelele during a protest against the police in Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa
Protesting university students flee as police fire stun grenades outside Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday. The protests are part of a wave of nationwide protests that have shut down many South Africa universities, which say they are struggling with higher operational costs as well as inadequate state subsidies
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
Protesters chant slogans and sing during a Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) protest outside parliament in Cape Town, South Africa
An anti-corruption activist shouts political slogans on Wednesday in Pretoria, as thousands of protesters march to the Union Buildings, during a demonstration against corruption organized by various South African unions and political and civil societies
A South African resident of Masiphumelele runs past a burning barricade during a protest against the lack of policing in Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa on Tuesday
A pickup truck moves off after loading unemployed builders and painters from South Africa and Zimbabwe from a roadside for work in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday
South African Police officers and soldiers from the South African Defence Force SADF guard migrants sitting after raiding buildings in Johannesburg central business district in the early hours of the morning in an operation where more than 300 illegal immigrants and foreign nationals were arrested.
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
The hands of displaced foreign nationals seen as they stand outside a shelter for displaced foreigners in east of Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday
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
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Qualified anti-poaching rangers and new recruits train during an “Op-Fok” training session at the Nkwe Tactical Training Academy in Vaalwater in the Limpopo, South Africa.
Sri Lanka’s Tharindu Kaushal bowls during the Cricket World Cup quarter-final match against South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
Firemen battle a blaze in Noordhoek Manor old age home in Cape Town, South Africa. A fire fanned by gale force south easterly winds has raged across the south peninsula of Cape Town from Muizenberg to Hout Bay.
South African residents of Masiphumelele assist firemen to extinguish a blaze that devastated parts of the informal shack settlement in Cape Town. Several shacks were destroyed in the fire which quickly spread in the overpopulated and dense shack settlement.