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A steam train travels under the power lines of the electricity-driven trains, Cape Town
A steam train travels under the power lines of the electricity-driven trains, Cape Town
Belching clouds of smoke and steam, this old locomotive looks almost defiant as it leaves Johannesburg and breaks free of the web-like system of power lines necessary for the running of less elegant electricity-driven trains. Named Millie, the loco was hauling a trainload of steam enthusiatics on 8 1/2 hour trip to Boons, near Magaliesburg, and back. The "day in the country by Steam" was arranged by the Historic Transport Association.
A street has been barricaded with burning tyres and plants, Cape Town
A street has been barricaded with burning tyres and plants, Cape Town
A street has been barricaded with burning tyres and plants, Cape Town.
A street in Meadowridge, Cape Town
A street in Meadowridge, Cape Town
Street scene in new suburb of Meadowridge, Cape Town
A train carriage full to capacity with commuters, Cape Town
A train carriage full to capacity with commuters, Cape Town
Tight Squeeze: Trains from Khayelitsha to the city were running 100 minutes late today, resulting in commuters packing every available carriage to capacity in an effort to get to work.
A view of the two oceans, Cape Town
A view of the two oceans, Cape Town
A view of two oceans. Houses nestling on the mountainside above Sunny Cove on the Indian Ocean, with Fish Hoek beach and town in the middle distance and, through the gap, the long white stretch of Noordhoek beach defining the Atlantic shoreline.
A weed harvester at work, Cape Town
A weed harvester at work, Cape Town
To the rescue: busy yesterday, and in two weeks the weed harvester should have cleared the water hyacinth which has been choking Zeekoevlei.
AIDS Fun Run, Cape Town
AIDS Fun Run, Cape Town
AIDS Fun Run: Runners, wearing T-shirts promoting condom use, line up outside the Nolungile Day Hospital in Site C, Khayelitsha. The event was one of many organised in Cape Town to mark World AIDS Day yesterday.
AIDS Memorial Service, Cape Town
AIDS Memorial Service, Cape Town
AIDS memorial service 28/05/89. Member of Gasa Counselling Service light 40 candles at St. Georges Cathedral.
AIDS activism, Cape Town
AIDS activism, Cape Town
Coffin kids: Sister Fran Europa, alias Captain Condom, works up plenty of enthusiasm among these Lotus River youngsters as they take to the streets with their "AIDS equals death" message. The march through Lotus River and Parkwood Estate to Ottery at the weekend was a joint venture by the Lotus River Day Hospital, the Parkwood Clinic, Lentegeur Hospital, School Nursing Services and the Western Cape Regional Services Council. Children kitted out as skeletons and others wearing placards handed out pamphlets and accepted donations from the community.
AIDS campaigns, Cape Town
AIDS campaigns, Cape Town
Being positive: Peter Uitdenbosch, left, Noel Pillay and Cindy Robins, right, are all HIV positive and not afraid to say so. With them is Cape Town mayoress Mrs Trish van der Velde, an active AIDS campaigner.
AIDS march, Cape Town
AIDS march, Cape Town
AIDS march: One of a number of events to mark World AIDS Day yesterday was a city-centre march to Parliament to hand over a memorandum addressed to the present and a future government. These inflated condoms caused a bit of a stir, though, when the Catholic assistant bishop of Cape Town, Reginald Cawcutt, decided not to participate because it was "turning into a condom march". The marchers were received at parliament by African National Congress (ANC) MP Jannie Momberg who said he was accepting it on behalf of all MPs who were concerned about AIDS.
AIDS victim, Cape Town
AIDS victim, Cape Town
Living hell: Adriaan, who was diagnosed as HIV-positive 18 months ago.
ANC Cape Regional Conference, Cape Town
ANC Cape Regional Conference, Cape Town
Sharing a joke: African National Congress spokesman Mr Willie Hofmeyr, left, Western Cape Secretary Mr Tony Yengeni and Western Cape Chairman Dr Allan Boesak share a laugh at a cocktail party in Constantia on the eve of the two-day ANC Cape Regional Conference which began at the Civic Centre early today.
ANC MPs and executives of the Women's League outside Parliament, Cape Town
ANC MPs and executives of the Women's League outside Parliament, Cape Town
Fighting fit: African NationalCongress (ANC) Members of Parliament and executives of the Women's League, Ntomb Shope, Thandi Modise and Bathabine Dlamini, say organisation is going full steam ahead.
ANC Rally at Grand Parade ,Cape Town
ANC Rally at Grand Parade ,Cape Town
An ANC/SACP rally on the Grand Parade, Cape Town, with political heavyweights (from left) Cyril Ramaphosa (NUM), Jay Naidoo (Cosatu); Allan Boesak (ANC), Chris Hani (ANC)
ANC Rally, Cape Town
ANC Rally, Cape Town
Singing Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika at an African National Congress/South African Communist Party (ANC/SACP) rally on the Grand Parade, Cape Town, with Allan Boesak (ANC), Jay Naidoo (Cosatu);Chris Hani (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa (NUM)
ANC Women's League protest, Cape Town
ANC Women's League protest, Cape Town
Defiant stance: chanting members of the African National Congress Women's League and supporters yesterday staged a peaceful demonstration outside St George's Cathedral to protest against the Boipatong massacre and to call for peace.
ANC Women's League protest, Cape Town
ANC Women's League protest, Cape Town
Boarding Party: Members of the ANC's Women's League on board a Robben Island ferry last night.
ANC Youth League demonstrates against Ciskei repression, Cape Town
ANC Youth League demonstrates against Ciskei repression, Cape Town
Making a point: African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL)member demanding free political activity in Ciskei brandishes a spear during the sit-in at the homeland's consulate on Monday.
ANC Youth toyitoyi at the Grand Parade, Cape Town
ANC Youth toyitoyi at the Grand Parade, Cape Town
African National Congress (ANC) youth toyitoyi (dance) in protest against President FW de Klerk at the Grand Parade, Cape Town
ANC [African National Congress] supporters celebrate after Nelson Mandela wins the Presidency
ANC [African National Congress] supporters celebrate after Nelson Mandela wins the Presidency
Taste of victory: thousands of elated ANC [African National Congress] supporters flocked to the Grand Parade last night to celebrate after ANC President, Nelson Mandela's victory speech in Johannesburg
ANC arms cache, Cape Town
ANC arms cache, Cape Town
Part of an arms cache found in a raid on an African National Congress (ANC) cell in Wynberg, Cape Town, where 14 people were arrested and charged with terrorism under the Internal Security Act. The Yengeni trial, as it became known, lasted from March 1989 to March 1991 when the accused were granted amnesty and released.
ANC flag in Hout Bay, Cape Town
ANC flag in Hout Bay, Cape Town
ANC [African National Congress] flag in Hout Bay, Cape Town.
ANC funeral, Cape Town
ANC funeral, Cape Town
Flags displayed the ANC [African National Congress] colours and a hammer and sickle at Robbie Waterwitch and Coline Williams' funeral, in spite of a ban on banners and flags.
ANC leaders at D.F.Malan, Cape Town
ANC leaders at D.F.Malan, Cape Town
Walter Sisulu arrives. African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Alfred Nzo (centre) shares a joke with internal leader Mr Walter Sisulu (right) after a group of ANC delegates arrived at D.F. Malan. Mr Ahmed Kathrada (left) and Mr Jacob Zuma (behind, left).
ANC marshals, Cape Town
ANC marshals, Cape Town
African National Congress (ANC) marshalls toyitoyi (dance) in the runup to the 1994 democratic elections
ANC members deliver memorandum to Hout Bay Police, Cape Town
ANC members deliver memorandum to Hout Bay Police, Cape Town
African National Congress members in uniform were among the squatter contingent who delivered a memorandum to the Hout Bay police station commander.
ANC prisoners released from Robben Island, Cape Town
ANC prisoners released from Robben Island, Cape Town
Free: Some of the released African National Congress ANC) members leaving the ferry that brought them to freedom early today.
ANC prisoners released from Robben Island, Cape Town
ANC prisoners released from Robben Island, Cape Town
Released: the first six ANC prisoners from Robben Island yesterday after spending three to 10 years are from left, Eddie Humalog, Nelson Topeka, Mohan Mmoledi, Vuyisile Mbundu, Bushy Maape and Norman Yengeni. Western Cape United Democratic Front (UDF) spokesman Trevor Manuel is in the white shirt. At the back is Mr Amos Lengisi, joint secretary of the UDF in the Western Cape.
ANC rally at Nyanga, Cape Town
ANC rally at Nyanga, Cape Town
Nyanga rally: Crowds carrying banners and placards converge on the Nyanga soccer stadium for an ANC rally in the early 1990s.
ANC rally, Cape Town
ANC rally, Cape Town
Some of the more than 20 000 people who braved the cold and wind to catch a glimpse of the African National Congress (ANC) leaders at a rally shortly after Nelson Mandela's release from prison.
ANC regional executive member Mr Ebrahim Rasool, Cape Town
ANC regional executive member Mr Ebrahim Rasool, Cape Town
Two sides of the coin: African National Congress (ANC) regional executive member, Mr Ebrahim Rasool, makes a point while police look on during yesterday's protest outside the Ciskei consulate in Cape Town.
ANC supporter with "Free Mandela Now" badge, Cape Town
ANC supporter with "Free Mandela Now" badge, Cape Town
"Free Mandela Now" reads the badge on his beret, but this man himself risks imprisonment for showing the colours of a banned organisation at the height of the State of Emergency
ANC supporters confront police, Cape Town
ANC supporters confront police, Cape Town
At bay: Angry African National Congress supporters, standing behind unrest monitors, point accusing fingers at a policeman and his dog outside the party's Woodstock offices.
ANC supporters dress for success in the 1994 democratic elections
ANC supporters dress for success in the 1994 democratic elections
African National Congress (ANC) models: As part of its election campaign, the African National Congress has come up with traditional clothes made by the Mndandi Textile Design in conjunction with an Athlone co-operative team. Rose Sonto, regional secretary of the South African National Civic Organisation, is flanked by his colleagues, Xoliswa Sibeko and Virginia Engel.
ANC supporters, Cape Town
ANC supporters, Cape Town
African National Congress (ANC) supporters during the 1994 democratic elections campaign
ANC supporters, Khayelitsha, Cape Town
ANC supporters, Khayelitsha, Cape Town
Members of the ANC fly the organisation's flag at a rally in Khayelitsha, potentially the ANC's biggest support base in Cape Town
ANC supporters, arms raised in victory, Paarl sportsground, Cape Town
ANC supporters, arms raised in victory, Paarl sportsground, Cape Town
Victorious: African National Congress (ANC) supporters, arms raised in victory, celebrated at the Paarl Sports Ground yesterday after an ANC victory in the local government elections in the Boland town.
Abandoned buildings, Robben Island, Cape Town
Abandoned buildings, Robben Island, Cape Town
Abandoned buildings on Robben Island, Cape Town

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