Media Club South Africa top 10 photos of the week

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Here are our top 10 photos of the week, and where they can be found in the library.

ABOVE: Boys play with homemade wire toy cars in Freedom Square in the Soweto suburb of Kliptown, in Johannesburg, Gauteng province. The oldest area in the township, Kliptown was the site of the Congress of the People, a 1955 gathering of diverse anti-apartheid movements that together adopted the Freedom Charter. Freedom Square is a new development commemorating the event.

Photo: Chris Kirchhoff

  • Find this photo in the image library at People 1. (Register and log in first.)

ABOVE: A community anti-abuse and HIV-awareness mural near the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng province.

Photo: Chris Kirchhoff

  • Find this photo at Arts & Culture 1.

ABOVE: Crowds of fans at a match between Bafana Bafana, South Africa’s national football squad, and Equatorial Guinea at Supersport Stadium.

Photo: Chris Kirchhoff

  • Find this photo at Fifa World Cup 3.

LEFT: An Otter Trail hot air balloon takes tourists to the skies near Hoedspruit in Limpopo province.

Photo: Chris Kirchhoff

  • Find this photo at Tourism & Leisure 14. 

ABOVE: Massive cooling towers mark the city skyline of Bloemfontein, Free State province.

Photo: Graeme Williams

  • Find this photo at Infrastructure 10.

LEFT: Quiver trees, which the San Bushmen used to make quivers for their arrows, in the Northern Cape province. 

Photo: Graeme Williams

  • Find this photo at Nature 3.

ABOVE: New Mercedes Benz cars await export on the docks of the East London harbour, below the factory, in the Eastern Cape province.

Photo: Rodger Bosch

  • Find this photo at Business & Industry 12.

ABOVE: Indigenous South African rooibos tea is harvested in the fields, then crushed and separated, laid out to dry and packaged at Groenkol Rooibos Farm in the Clanwilliam district of the Western Cape.

Photo: Rodger Bosch

  • Find this photo at Countryside 10.

ABOVE: The Cape Town city bowl at night, with Signal Hill to the left, Western Cape province.

Photo: Jeffrey Barbee

  • Find this photo at Cities 4.

ABOVE: The expansion project to rework B-material waste dumps at the massive Sishen open-cast iron-ore mine in the Northern Cape province. Sishen is one of the five largest iron-ore mines in the world and the largest in Africa. The reddish material coating everything is oxidised iron-ore particles, or rust.

Photo: Graeme Williams

  • Find this photo at Business & Industry 21.

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