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Rescue workers dig on top of a disused mine shaft in Robertville, west of Johannesburg’s CBD, in a rescue effort to free four illegal miners. Nov 2013

Rescue workers dig on top of a disused mine shaft in Robertville, west of Johannesburg’s CBD, in a rescue effort to free four illegal miners. Nov 2013

Rescue workers attempt to remove a boulder. Nov 2013

Rescue workers attempt to remove a boulder. Nov 2013

An illegal miner is rescued. Nov 2013

An illegal miner is rescued. Nov 2013

An illegal miner removes his clothes after being rescued. Nov 2013

An illegal miner removes his clothes after being rescued. Nov 2013

Dzulani Mudan is checked for injuries. Nov 2013

Dzulani Mudan is checked for injuries. Nov 2013

Ben Ndou and Jesus Dube sit after being rescued. Nov 2013

Ben Ndou and Jesus Dube sit after being rescued. Nov 2013

An Etv reporter interviews Ben Ndou. Nov 2013

An Etv reporter interviews Ben Ndou. Nov 2013

Dzulani Mudan, an illegal miner, drinks Energade after being rescued from a disused mine shaft in Robertville, west of Johannesburg’s CBD, on 25 November 2013. Four miners, which were in the mine since Saturday, were allegedly trapped after a grader moved rubble over the shaft which was their exit. None sustained any serious injuries and were arrested on scene. Nov 2013

Dzulani Mudan, an illegal miner, drinks Energade after being rescued from a disused mine shaft in Robertville, west of Johannesburg’s CBD, on 25 November 2013. Four miners, which were in the mine since Saturday, were allegedly trapped after a grader moved rubble over the shaft which was their exit. None sustained any serious injuries and were arrested on scene. Nov 2013

The dusty hands of one of the miners. Nov 2013

The dusty hands of one of the miners. Nov 2013

An illegal miner is arrested after being rescued. Nov 2013

An illegal miner is arrested after being rescued. Nov 2013

Participants arrive for the Colour Me Crazy festival at Riversands Farm in Johannesburg. The festival included a 5km run where contestants where powdered with different colours at each kilometer mark. Sep 2013

Participants arrive for the Colour Me Crazy festival at Riversands Farm in Johannesburg. The festival included a 5km run where contestants where powdered with different colours at each kilometer mark. Sep 2013

Participants throw yellow powder as they arrive for the Colour Me Crazy festival. Sep 2013

Participants throw yellow powder as they arrive for the Colour Me Crazy festival. Sep 2013

A participant in a colourful wig runs through a colour station. Sep 2013

A participant in a colourful wig runs through a colour station. Sep 2013

A festival goer makes green powder angels at a colour station during the run. Sep 2013

A festival goer makes green powder angels at a colour station during the run. Sep 2013

A competitor throws colour on a fellow participant. Sep 2013

A competitor throws colour on a fellow participant. Sep 2013

Performers from the Code Red Drum Corps from South Africa rehearse for the South African Tattoo at Montecasino in Johannesburg. Around 600 performers, including military drum bands, celtic dancers and drummers from Taiwan are taking part in the show which runs from 5-8 September. Sep 2013

Performers from the Code Red Drum Corps from South Africa rehearse for the South African Tattoo at Montecasino in Johannesburg. Around 600 performers, including military drum bands, celtic dancers and drummers from Taiwan are taking part in the show which runs from 5-8 September. Sep 2013

A performer from the South African Police Services Band reads music as he rehearses for the Tattoo. Sep 2013

A performer from the South African Police Services Band reads music as he rehearses for the Tattoo. Sep 2013

A performer from the Massed Pipes and Drums rehearses outside the arena. Sep 2013

A performer from the Massed Pipes and Drums rehearses outside the arena. Sep 2013

Drum Majorettes from Saints perform at the South African Tattoo at Montecasino in Johannesburg. Sep 2013

Drum Majorettes from Saints perform at the South African Tattoo at Montecasino in Johannesburg. Sep 2013

A performer from the Grammy Award winning group, Ten Drums, from Taiwan. Sep 2013

A performer from the Grammy Award winning group, Ten Drums, from Taiwan. Sep 2013

Celtic dancers perform at the South African Tattoo at Montecasino. Sep 2013

Celtic dancers perform at the South African Tattoo at Montecasino. Sep 2013

The Massed Pipes and Drums perform. Sep 2013

The Massed Pipes and Drums perform. Sep 2013

The national anthem is performed by a member of the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra at the closing of the South African Tattoo. Sep 2013

The national anthem is performed by a member of the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra at the closing of the South African Tattoo. Sep 2013

Members of the Top Secret Drum Corps from Switzerland. Sep 2013

Members of the Top Secret Drum Corps from Switzerland. Sep 2013

A security guard peeps inside a storefront undergoing renovations in Braamfontein in the Johannesburg CBD. Aug 2013

A security guard peeps inside a storefront undergoing renovations in Braamfontein in the Johannesburg CBD. Aug 2013

A group of women from Soweto warm up before the start of the Active Ageing older persons games for the elderly over 60 years of age in Alexandra township, Johannesburg. 380 people took part in the event which saw people which are over 60 years in age from Gauteng compete against each other in various track and field events. The events included the 100m - 800m track events, jukskei, rugby throw and pass the ball. Aug 2013

A group of women from Soweto warm up before the start of the Active Ageing older persons games for the elderly over 60 years of age in Alexandra township, Johannesburg. 380 people took part in the event which saw people which are over 60 years in age from Gauteng compete against each other in various track and field events. The events included the 100m – 800m track events, jukskei, rugby throw and pass the ball. Aug 2013

An elderly woman waves as she arrives for the Active Ageing older persons games. Aug 2013

An elderly woman waves as she arrives for the Active Ageing older persons games. Aug 2013

Two spectators watch the action at the Active Ageing older persons games. Aug 2013

Two spectators watch the action at the Active Ageing older persons games. Aug 2013

People in the crowd watch the action. Aug 2013

People in the crowd watch the action. Aug 2013

A competitor takes part in the ring throw. Aug 2013

A competitor takes part in the ring throw. Aug 2013

A woman practices the ring throw before the start of the Active Ageing older persons games for the elderly over 60 years of age in Alexandra township, Johannesburg. 380 people took part in the event which saw people which are over 60 years in age from Gauteng compete against each other in various track and field events. The events included the 100m - 800m track events, jukskei, rugby throw and pass the ball. Aug 2013

A woman practices the ring throw before the start of the Active Ageing older persons games for the elderly over 60 years of age in Alexandra township, Johannesburg. 380 people took part in the event which saw people which are over 60 years in age from Gauteng compete against each other in various track and field events. The events included the 100m – 800m track events, jukskei, rugby throw and pass the ball. Aug 2013

Athletes take part in pass the ball. Aug 2013

Athletes take part in pass the ball. Aug 2013

Spectators cheer as athletes cross the line in the 800m. Aug 2013

Spectators cheer as athletes cross the line in the 800m. Aug 2013

Grannies congratulate each other after competing in an event. Aug 2013

Grannies congratulate each other after competing in an event. Aug 2013

A competitor receives attention after completing the 800m event. Aug 2013

A competitor receives attention after completing the 800m event. Aug 2013

Competitors set off the the 200m event. Aug 2013

Competitors set off the the 200m event. Aug 2013

Iindi Mabuza stands in the sun in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Mabuza wears a rainbow coloured wig every day. He says that he does this to 'look beautiful'. Aug 2013

Iindi Mabuza stands in the sun in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Mabuza wears a rainbow coloured wig every day. He says that he does this to ‘look beautiful’. Aug 2013

Sadaise Arencibia from National Ballet of Cuba prepares to pose on the entrance to a double decker red bus during a tour of Johannesburg. Ballet dancers from around the world are currently rehearsing for an International Ballet Gala to be held the Teatro at Montecasino on 28th, 29th and 30th June. June 2013

Sadaise Arencibia from National Ballet of Cuba prepares to pose on the entrance to a double decker red bus during a tour of Johannesburg. Ballet dancers from around the world are currently rehearsing for an International Ballet Gala to be held the Teatro at Montecasino on 28th, 29th and 30th June. June 2013

Paddlers from the Dabulamanzi Canoe Club paddle through mist on a cold winter's day on Emmarentia Dam. June 2013

Paddlers from the Dabulamanzi Canoe Club paddle through mist on a cold winter’s day on Emmarentia Dam. June 2013

A man walks through mist on a cold winter's day the dam wall of the Emmarentia Dam in Johannesburg before sunrise. Tomorrow (June 21, 2013) will be the winter solstice for the Southern Hemisphere, which marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. June 2013

A man walks through mist on a cold winter’s day the dam wall of the Emmarentia Dam in Johannesburg before sunrise. Tomorrow (June 21, 2013) will be the winter solstice for the Southern Hemisphere, which marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. June 2013

Paddlers from the Dabulamanzi Canoe Club paddle as the sun's rays first strike the trees on a cold winter's day at Emmarentia Dam. June 2013

Paddlers from the Dabulamanzi Canoe Club paddle as the sun’s rays first strike the trees on a cold winter’s day at Emmarentia Dam. June 2013

A diepsloot resident walks through smoke after a night of looting in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg. The looting was allegedly caused as a result of retaliation after two zimbabwean men were killed by another foreign national. May 2013

A diepsloot resident walks through smoke after a night of looting in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg. The looting was allegedly caused as a result of retaliation after two zimbabwean men were killed by another foreign national. May 2013

Foreign nationals flee Diepsloot with their belongings after a night of looting in Diepsloot. May 2013

Foreign nationals flee Diepsloot with their belongings after a night of looting in Diepsloot. May 2013

A bakkie is filled with shop goods following a night of looting

A bakkie is filled with shop goods following a night of looting

Residents photograph the interior of a looted shop. May 2013

Residents photograph the interior of a looted shop. May 2013

Foreign nationals flee Diepsloot with their belongings after a night of looting in Diepsloot

Foreign nationals flee Diepsloot with their belongings after a night of looting in Diepsloot

A fireman sprays water inside the hall of the Holy Family College in Parkmore, Johannesburg, after a fire broke out in the school late last night. The blaze broke out in the school hall, destroying the building and classrooms underneath. The hall was built in 1935. May 2013

A fireman sprays water inside the hall of the Holy Family College in Parkmore, Johannesburg, after a fire broke out in the school late last night. The blaze broke out in the school hall, destroying the building and classrooms underneath. The hall was built in 1935. May 2013

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