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PHOTOS: Rare White Jacaranda Trees Flowering in Pretoria, South Africa

By SAPeople 24-10-20 19:27

It’s that time of the year again, in South Africa. Jacaranda time! And the streets of Pretoria never fail to impress. Most of us are used to the famous purple jacaranda trees that herald the approach of exams, but today (Sat 23 Oct), teacher and regular SAPeople contributor, Andrea Ben, captured these photos of the […]

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PHOTOS of Snow on Table Mountain as Cableway Opens Early in Cape Town

By Jenni Baxter 02-01-21 16:57

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway was due to open on Tuesday 1 September, but thanks to the surprise snowfall on South Africa’s iconic mountain yesterday and this morning, the cableway opened earlier to allow excited residents a chance to view the winter wonderland for themselves. The Cableway company said on Facebook: “Understandably due to the excitement […]

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PHOTOS Massive Waves Pound Harbour House Restaurant in Kalk Bay

By Jenni Baxter 18-08-20 21:53

Western Cape photographer Nigel Riley captured these amazing photos of huge waves hitting Harbour House restaurant in Kalk Bay, South Africa, today. The South African Weather Service (SAWS) had predicted that the Cold Front, which arrived in the region yesterday, would bring strong winds and big waves of up to 6 metres today… but nobody […]

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WATCH Stunning Snow Across Lesotho, Southern Africa

By Cassie Jo 11-07-20 19:11

Snow started falling in the early hours of this morning at Semonkong Lodge and continued falling until around midday on Saturday as the cold front made landfall in Lesotho. The lodge is expecting approximately 10cm of snow! The current temperature is 0 degrees Celsius, which is a lot warmer than the higher points in Lesotho. […]

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PHOTOS: Cape Town Storm Leads to Flooding

By Guest Contributor 10-07-20 20:03

As the first of two storms made landfall in Cape Town late on Friday, dozens of informal settlement residents were left with waterlogged homes, causing damage to furniture items and other belongings. In Khunqu informal settlements in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, resident Ntomboxolo Mpolweni said they reported the flooding to their PR councillor to no avail. […]


Beautiful Photos of South Africa’s Pretty, Pretty Proteas

By Cassie Jo 26-06-20 18:09

It’s been a long week… so here, simply for your viewing pleasure, are some fabulous photos from Western Cape photographer Robyn Gwilt. Robyn says: “My niece has been asking for pix of proteas and yesterday I ran into my favourite Protea farmer Lindsay Madden, from the farm Heilfontein in Tesselaarsdal in the Hemel en Aarde […]

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WATCH: Huge Waves Sweep Man Off Kalk Bay Harbour Wall

By Cassie Jo 16-06-20 09:22

With the Cold Front that hit parts of South Africa this week, and the SA Weather Service warning of big swells… locals made their way to what has become a legendary spot for viewing big waves – Kalk Bay Harbour in the Western Cape. But one spectator got more than he bargained for, when mammoth […]

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Sipho and the Stunning Stone Statues in Kalk Bay, South Africa

By Jenni Baxter 11-06-20 23:22

For anyone who’s been lucky enough to visit Dalebrook Tidal Pool in Kalk Bay, South Africa, recently – they would have witnessed the breathtaking – almost spiritual – scene of stone sculptures rising stoically against the backdrop of  the beautiful Western Cape skyline. There are at least 50 of them, created with love by a […]

South Africans Capture June’s Strawberry Moon in Creative Photos

By SAPeople 06-06-20 17:49

South Africans across the country captured last night’s Strawberry Full Moon – 5 June 2020 – in beautiful and creative photos. Nigel Riley photographed the Strawberry Full Moon rising over the lighthouses last night at Kalk Bay harbour. According to USA Today, this month’s full moon derives its name – Strawberry Moon “from the Algonquin […]


PHOTOS: Anarchy Over Food Parcels Not Delivered in Durban, South Africa

By Kierran Allen 10-05-20 19:44

Today saw violent protests erupt in Shallcross, Durban, as food parcels were again not delivered… writes photojournalist Kierran Allen. As I have said before… people are hungry, desperate and will take drastic measures to get what they want, or – should I say – what they have been promised! Forty-five days have passed in this […]

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PHOTOS: Snow Falls Again at Afriski in Southern Africa

By SAPeople Contributor 28-04-20 12:59

An abundance of snow fell again last night in southern Africa, turning mountain slopes in Lesotho into a winter wonderland. Check out the gorgeous photos and videos below by Martin Schultz at Afriski Mountain Resort. Afriski Director, Peter Peyper, said “we have received more snow during April this year than we did in the past […]

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PHOTOS Kalahari Dunes Covered with Ice!

By SAPeople Contributor 25-04-20 12:17

An intense hail storm on farms in the vicinity of Uhlenhorst in the Kalahari Desert last week, to the south-east of Rehoboth, covered a large swathe of land with a thick layer of ice and turned the countryside into an instant winter wonderland… writes Niël Terblanché from Informanté. The huge amount of falling ice flayed […]

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Easter Sunday Under Lockdown in Durban, South Africa

By Kierran Allen 13-04-20 00:54

For the first time, most South Africans – and Christians around the world – have celebrated Easter at home with their family in lockdown… writes filmmaker and photographer Kierran Allen, who has captured these photos of Easter Sunday, in Durban, South Africa. As we head into our second phase of trying to ‘flatten the curve’, […]

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PHOTOS: 2020’s Biggest, Brightest Supermoon Shines Over South Africa

By Jenni Baxter 08-04-20 09:32

Tonight there’s something beautiful to brighten our locked down lives – 2020’s biggest, brightest Supermoon of the year is shining over South Africa. And regular SAPeople contributors Andrea Ben in Johannesburg and Ed Robbins and Andrew Gorman in Cape Town have captured it making its way across SA’s night sky. Andrea said it has been […]

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PHOTOS from KwaMashu Township During Lockdown in South Africa: Part 1

By Kierran Allen 04-04-20 01:09

I have spent quite some time documenting the spread of the deadly Coronavirus, as well as the communities’ response to the lockdown… writes Durban photographer Kierran Allen (who is covering the Lockdown in Durban for SAPeople, with authorisation from SAPS). There are two very different takes on it: and I have witnessed both with my […]

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PHOTOS: Ekurhuleni Clinic Closes After Nurse Tests Positive for COVID-19

By Tom Brown 21-04-20 00:47

The Duduza Clinic near Nigel in Ekurhuleni, South Africa, has been shut indefinitely today – Thursday 2 April – following a resident nurse testing positive for Covid-19.  The infected nurse was reportedly among the 859 churchgoers whom attended a prayer meeting – the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast – at the Divine Restoration Ministries in Bloemfontein, earlier […]

Photos from Tshwane Show Covid-19 Lockdown in Effect

By Tom Brown 17-12-20 01:28

South African photojournalist Tom Brown, who is usually based between India and South Africa, ventured out into Tshwane on Wednesday to bring SAPeople readers a snapshot of the city under lockdown. (Tom is an accredited photographer with permission to carry out this assignment during lockdown.) Pick n’ Pay are putting up perspex screens to safeguard […]

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