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Delft, 2008: A woman faces police sent to evict around 1600 residents from homes in Symphony Way, Cape Town that had been declared “illegally occupied” by the Cape High Court. The homes had been occupied after a local councillor issued a letter granting backyard-dwellers permission to move into the houses, without having the proper authority to do so. The residents were violently evicted by police using rubber bullets and stun grenades.

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Pretoria, 2016: Two girls sleeping in the remains of their home after a fire destroyed around 300 shacks and killed five people in the informal settlement of Plasticview

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Mitchells Plain, 2007: Children at the funeral of a classmate who was killed in the crossfire between rival gangs on the Cape Flats

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Khayelitsha, 2007: Scene of a hit and run murder in Khayelitsha. The victim was a schoolchild on his way home. His

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Diepsloot, 2016: Two children bathe in a plastic bucket to escape the heat during the drought affecting the South African interior.


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Meyerton, July 2, 2016: A protester runs from tear gas during violence building up to the 2016 municipal elections in South Africa.

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Grahamstown, 2015: A student at Rhodes University, Grahamstown uses the WhatsApp messaging service to communicate with other students about a protest on the main road into campus during the 2015 #feesmustfall protests.

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Cape Town, 2008: A massive veld fire on Devil's Peak near Table Mountain.

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Pretoria, 2016: Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorious arriving at the Pretoria High Court for sentencing after being found guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

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Johannesburg, 2016: A student is set alight after falling onto  a police stun grenade during the #feesmustfall protests


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Johannesburg, 2016: A homeless child watches as police escort students marching from the University of Johannesburg's Kingsway campus in Auckland Park to UJ's Doornfontein campus.

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Pretoria, 2017: A protester holds up a poster of ANC president Jacob Zuma during an anti-Zuma demonstration in the South African capital.

Pretoria, 2017: A protester holds up a poster of ANC president Jacob Zuma during an anti-Zuma demonstration in the South African capital.

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