Lethukukhanya Mjaji aka Miss Albany. Photo: Lungisa Mjaji

The face that’s launched a thousand tweets: the Albany Bread Girl

By Jenni Baxter 14-07-23 07:55

An adorable three-year-old’s smile has captured the hearts of South Africans everywhere. Little Lethukukhanya Mjaji, with her sunny smile, was photographed by her uncle, Lungisa Mjaji (26)… and the photos have gone viral, even inspiring artists to paint her! Lungisa, who grew up in KZN, says he is a commercial photography student at Tshwane University […]

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PICTURE: Kruger National Park game ranger shares beautiful sunset

By Hennely Nel 12-05-23 11:48

A Kruger National Park game ranger has shared a stunning picture of last night’s sunset over the famed park. Posting under the Twitter name ‘The Real KING OF THE JUNGLE’ with the handle @EdwardthembaSA, the ranger captioned the post: “The sunset was (on fire) with four fire emojis.” SEE | Kruger Park: Ranger shares picture of black mambas killed by car – LOOK The […]

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Municipal workers sustain injuries after wall collapsed on them

By Mimi Mfundisi 08-05-23 15:41

Three municipal workers were stabilised and rushed to hospital after a wall collapsed on them while they were working on Sunday. READ MORE: WATCH: eThekwini Municipality flooding warning [VIDEO] Three municipal workers were injured after a wall fell on them. Image: Supplied (ALS Paramedics) Three municipal workers were injured when a wall that they were […]

A last squeeze of my finger. "Mommy I'm coming home!".... And he was gone. Back into his mother's arms. I'm truly humbled to have been able to play a part in his life.

Durbanite rescues baby monkey from certain death: cutest photos

By Jenni Baxter 04-05-23 22:08

A baby monkey in Durban has captured the hearts of South Africans after local community activist and humanitarian Pete Graham rescued it from certain death. In fact, Pete thought the little monkey was dead when he found it lying in the middle of the road… Writing on his Facebook page Pete’s Post, Pete said: “This […]

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Eben Etzebeth does Celine Dion: ‘My heart will go on’

By Mimi Mfundisi 20-04-23 17:22

Eben Etzebeth shared a wholesome post on social media about his teammate and close friend Siya Kolisi’s looming departure from the Sharks. Eben Etzebeth and Siya Kolisi happy to be Sharks players. Photo: Twitter. Towering lock Eben Etzebeth shared a wholesome post on social media with reference to his teammate and close friend Siya Kolisi’s […]

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Zinhle’s family vacay: Cute clip of Murdah and Kairo in the pool

By Mimi Mfundisi 20-04-23 16:28

DJ Zinhle shared a cute video of her ‘husband’ Murdah Bongz throwing her daughter, who shares with slain rapper AKA, in the pool. South African DJ Ntombezinhle Jiyane, popularly known as DJ Zinhle, shared a cute video of Murdah Bongz and Kairo Forbes playing in the pool on their family vacation via an Instagram Story on […]

Fog rolls into Fish Hoek PHOTOS

Sea fog rolls into Fish Hoek PHOTOS

By Jenni Baxter 10-04-23 11:10

Fish Hoek residents in the Western Cape, South Africa, were treated to beautiful yet apocalyptic scenes as sea fog rolled in a few days ago. Noula Maclean Photography was present to capture the stunning photos on this page. “It was a surreal, yet magical sight! ❤️” Noula told SAPeople. In some scenes the fog appeared […]

An abandoned gold mine in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mark Lewis/Wake Up, This Is Joburg The real Johannesburg

The real Johannesburg: 6 powerful photos from a gritty new book on the city

By Fazila Olla 07-03-23 12:01

Wake Up, This is Joburg is a collaboration between photographer Mark Lewis and urban planner and writer Tanya Zack. Striking images and beautiful texts follow 10 stories the team discovered in urban Johannesburg, South Africa. Each chapter captures many overlapping stories that come together around a character, a place or an activity. The book is […]

TikTok user shows SA is so spectacular, it has the whole world in one country

TikTok user shows SA is so spectacular, it has the whole world in one country

By Jenni Baxter 03-03-23 18:17

Lately it feels like international celebrities have been knocking themselves out to praise South Africa and all her beauty – from Tom Cruise (“absolutely stunning”) and CNN’s Richard Quest (“most beautiful friendly place”) to comedian Trevor Noah on a homecoming trip (“constantly left in awe”). And now a TikTok user has gone a step further […]

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Hoedspruit skies lit up by Heat Lightning phenomenon – WATCH

By Jenni Baxter 01-03-23 15:09

Hoedspruit resident Gillian Leigh Soames was feeling a little confused last week, when for the first time in her life she witnessed ‘Heat Lightning’… otherwise known as Silent Lightning or Summer Lightning. The phenomenon occurs – usually in summer after a heatwave or great humidity – when there is cloud-to-ground lightning and no audible sound […]

Lightning lashes Durban after one of the hottest days in living memory

Lightning lashes Durban after one of the hottest days in living memory

By Jenni Baxter 21-02-23 11:18

“Yesterday was the hottest day that I have known since I moved down to Umhlanga two years ago,” says Christo from Christo Smith Photography. Durbanite Louise S agreed, revealing “I have lived in Durban my whole life and have never experienced heat like yesterday ??.” Christo says “the heat was suffocating, with parts of Durban reaching […]

Trek fishermen of Fish Hoek with Yellowtail

The colourful Trek fishermen of Fish Hoek and Yellowtail – PICTURES

By Jenni Baxter 10-04-23 10:37

The sight of Fish Hoek’s colourful trek fishermen (whose language is sometimes just as colourful!) has become as synonymous as Table Mountain and the Muizenberg Beach Huts as icons of the Western Cape, South Africa. Noula Maclean Photography captured these wonderful photos on Tuesday (14 Feb) of the hard-working fishermen with their Valentine’s Day catch […]

PHOTOS: Summertime in Cape Town, South Africa - Spectacular!!

PHOTOS: Summertime in Cape Town, South Africa – Spectacular!!

By SAPeople 13-01-23 16:09

There’s only one place to be in the summertime (or winter if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere… and then you really need to be here!): Cape Town, South Africa. If you need to convince somebody to book a holiday to the Western Cape, just show them these fabulous photos by BRUCE MARAIS, a Proudly South […]

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A Year in South Africa in Photos

By SAPeople Contributor 21-12-22 14:15

The GroundUp RoundUp: A Year in Photos: 1. Zubaida Adams and her family have been trading at the Salt River Market for more than 50 years. Traders at the historic Salt River Market are concerned about their livelihoods after being excluded from new City of Cape Town development plans. 2. Plant poaching has become big […]

Photos | Hailstorm in Johannesburg

PHOTOS of Hectic Hailstorm in Johannesburg

By SAPeople Contributor 07-12-22 01:17

Gauteng was hit by a hectic thunderstorm on Monday afternoon, with hail pelting down, causing damage to several roofs and motor vehicles. But the aftermath was quite breathtaking to gaze upon – with the golf-ball sized hail blanketing the ground like snow, transforming Joburg into a white wonderland. Well known artist James Delaney captured these […]

Augrabies Falls in South Africa

Spectacular Photos of Augrabies Falls in South Africa

By SAPeople Contributor 04-12-22 18:14

The Khoi people called Augrabies Falls in the Northern Cape ‘Aukoerebis’, which means Place of Great Noise. And in the last week or so of November, this famous landmark lived up to its name as an incredibly powerful flow of water tumbled 60m swiftly and dramatically from the rocky surroundings of the 18km granite abyss […]

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PHOTOS: Johnny Clegg Official Tribute Concert, July 2022

By SAPeople Contributor 25-07-22 23:45

Last Sunday (17 July), between the anniversary of Johnny Clegg’s death and Mandela Day, South African artists came together to pay tribute to a gentle giant. It is said to be the biggest local line-up since the 1985 Concert in the Park… writes MARGUERITE COETZEE, who captured the photos in this article. The message of […]

Spectacular Rare Lightning Storm Over Cape Town PHOTOS

Spectacular and Rare Lightning Storm Over Cape Town PHOTOS

By SAPeople 25-03-22 00:17

South Africa’s Highveld is famous for its afternoon thunderstorms and even Durban’s skies are renowned for their electrical storms… but in Cape Town powerful lightning and its accompanying acoustics are pretty rare, which is what made Tuesday night’s spectacular lightning storm even more special. Luckily Western Cape photographer Jon Kerrin was awake to capture the […]

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