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A youngster was ordered to distance himself from the rest of the group for a while because he was making noise during classes. September 17th 2014

Restore and Revive, by Frank Trimbos

South Africa is in the top 10 with the highest drug and alcohol abuse rate worldwide. A numerous rehab facilities a located throughout the country located mostly on remote areas.

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Eunice Magwa at home, Dunoon, Cape town, 2014

Between Home and Wisdom

Between Home and Wisdom is a portraits photographic project. The images were captured in the township of Dunoon, were about 30.000 people live at the doorsteps of Cape Town. The project

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HEILBRON, SOUTH AFRICA - Oct 2013. The initiation of a new Sangoma is an exclusive experience filled with traditions and rituals. Only the local community, friends and family are invited to witness the Sangoma initiation. Normally outsiders and cameras are not allowed. It is a unique experience, because Sangomas believe they are being chosen by their ancestors to become a traditional healer. The harmony between the living and the death in the afterlife must be intact, so that the ancestors can protect and guide the living. Animal sacrifice and ritual dance are therefore vital elements during a Sangoma initiation.

Frank Trimbos | Sangoma Initiation

Sangomas are the practitioners of traditional African medicine in Southern Africa. Animal sacrifices, ancestors consultations, herbs, meditation, ritual songs and dance are key aspects of the traditional sangoma healing. These

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Cape Town, South Africa - March 2012. View of a Flat in Bishop Lavis township.

Gianmarco Panucci | Gangsterism

Gangs in the Cape Flats started to appear in the 1966, when the District Six and other zones situated in the center of the town, were declared a “whites-only” areas,

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Painting over the Present, South Africa

Graeme Williams | Painting over the Present

In this essay I have focused on the environments occupied by some of South Africa’s poorest people. It would seem that although wealth and power have shifted hands since the

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Cécile Mella | Fictional Cape Town

  Fictional Cape Town is a series of photographs taken in and around tv commercial production’s sets. It focuses on the foreign advertising production industry in and around Cape Town, South

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PRIVATE 48, p. 64-65 (64-67)

Ilan Godfrey | Remade

South Africa is entering a second period of significant change since the end of Apartheid. I was in Johannesburg for this momentous occasion and made my vote on the 22nd

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PRIVATE 36, p. 18-19 (18-21), John Robinson | Duduza, place of hope

John Robinson | Duduza, place of hope

An old prison once derelict and abandoned is ironically now the home of about 12 Pietermaritzburg children. Some of them are very young

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PRIVATE 36, p. 2-27 (26-29), Neo Ntsoma | Indigenous Games

Neo Ntsoma | Indigenous Games

This is what began as an initiative by South African Department of Sports and Creation to revive the games once played by former

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PRIVATE 36, p. 30-31 (30-35), Chris Kirchhoff | Circles of faith

Chris Kirchhoff | Circles of faith

I have a fascination for exploration and discovery and have traveled widely from Antarctica to Mongolia and across Africa. My photography

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