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.
At the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was sentenced on Tuesday to a maximum five-year term in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013.
Oscar Pistorius leaves on bail from the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa. South African Judge Thokosile Masipa ruled out murder charges yesterday, but convicted Oscar Pistorius in court today of culpable homicide, as the six month trial of the Olympic double-amputee sprinter comes to an end. His defence maintained that Mr Pistorius mistook Ms Reeva Steenkamp for an intruder in his home when he fired several shots into his bathroom allegedly in self-defence but killing his girlfriend. Sentencing for Pistorius will be on October 13.
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts as he listens to Judge Thokozile Masipa’s judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. A South African judge cleared Oscar Pistorius of all murder charges on Thursday and will await the verdict on culpable homicide
Young boys warm up before playing football on a dusty field in Soweto, South Africa
People hold placards and shout slogans while marching through Cape Town to protest Israel’s military campaign in Gaza and show their support to the Palestinian people, on Wednesday
A woman and a child sit at a vacant land in Lwandle, Cape Town, South Africa, following a mass eviction two weeks ago
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.
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Striking miners march in Marikana, 40 kms from Rustenburg, in the South African platinum belt on Wednesday