A train is set alight at the Cape Town central train station on 12 June 2017. Over the course of a year, Cape Town’s railway system was crippled as almost half of the train carriages were burnt down, presumably by arsonists.
A protester throws a petrol bomb at police during a protest over fishing quotas in Hout Bay, Cape Town on 12 September 2017.
Residents clash with police during a protest over the construction of a new apartment block in Bo-Kaap in Cape Town on 20 November 2018. Residents claim that the area is becoming gentrified forcing them out.
A performer gestures during the annual Cape Town Carnival on 14 March 2015.
A protester is arrested during a protest for housing in Langa in Cape Town on 20 September 2016.
Students practice violin at an outreach program in Masiphumelele in Cape Town on 9 November 2017.
A mother and her baby stands around after her home is demolished in Makhaza, Khayelitsha on 13 March 2018. Scores of people homes were thrown down after they illegally occupied land.
Tristan Manh (14) lifts a barbell during a weight lifting competition at the Open Streets Festival in Mitchells Plain on 25 March 2018. The Open Streets festival certain roads for the day allowing residents and performers to “take the streets back”.
Residents from Vrygrond in Muizenberg shut down the area during a protest over housing on 21 May 2018. Protesters prevented anyone from entering or leaving the area.
Tear gas fills the air as police try to disperse protesters in Atlantis on 18 October 2018. Thousands gathered to protest for services including a community hall, clinic and police station.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa consoles a resident affected by gang violence in Hanover Park, a township in Cape Flats renowned for gang violence on 2 November 2018. The President did a walkabout in Hanover Park before the launch of the new anti-gang unit.
A performer takes a break during the annual Cape Minstrel carnival in Cape Town on 2 January 2016.
Protesting students at the University of Cape Town burn paintings on the 16 February 2016. According to students, the painting were burnt because they were symbols of colonisation.
A stun grenades explodes in the city centre after university students and police clash during a protest over the cost of tuition fees on 26 October 2016.