Media Club South Africa top 10 photos of the week

Get a taste of what’s on offer when you register with Media Club South Africa, with our weekly photo essay on the best photography from the site’s free image library.

The image library is a free public service provided by Brand South Africa – there’s no catch. To view the library, and download photos in high resolution, all you need to do is register with the site. Registration is quick and easy, and gives you immediate access to the photos.

But remember you can only republish images if you credit Media Club South Africa, including a hyperlink to the site if they’re published on the web. If you don’t credit the site you are liable for financial damages as set out in the image library terms and conditions of use.

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

ABOVE: Kaizer Chiefs supporters showing off the ornate headgear made from plastic hardhats worn by football fans at matches across South Africa.

Photo: Chris Kirchhoff

  • Find this photo in the image library at 2010 Fifa World Cup 8. (Register and log in first.)

ABOVE: A panoramic view of the Johannesburg skyline at sunset, showing the outline of its two iconic buildings: the Hillbrow Tower and the Ponte apartment building. Johannesburg, in Gauteng province, is the economic hub of South Africa and, indeed, of the entire African continent.

Photo: Chris Kirchhoff

  • Find this photo at Cities 2.

ABOVE: A Saanen goat at Swissland Cheese Farm in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.

Photo: Hannelie Coetzee

  • Find this photo at Countryside 24.

LEFT: Ornate baskets for sale at the Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Tourist Centre outside Kimberley in the Northern Cape.

Photo: Graeme Williams

  • Find this photo at Arts & Culture 9. 

ABOVE: Cage assistants Moeketsi Momlekoa and Ndlaka Mtano at the shaft at Harmony Gold Mine in Welkom, Free State province.

Photo: Graeme Williams

  • Find this photo at People 9.

ABOVE: A view from the top of the Drakensberg escarpment, near the border of the Kingdom of Lesotho, down into the valleys of the Injasuthi Nature Reserve. The Drakensberg is South Africa’s major watershed.

  • Find this photo at Nature 6.

ABOVE: The Arabella Sheraton Hotel at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in the city centre of Cape Town, Western Cape.

Photo: Jeffrey Barbee

  • Find this photo at Building & Structures 5.

ABOVE: The minibus taxi rank in Joubert Park, Johannesburg. Minibuses are South Africa’s main form of public transport.

Photo: Chris Kirchhoff

  • Find this photo at Infrastructure 3.

ABOVE: A cast of the famous fossil skull of “Mrs Ples”, a specimen of the extinct hominid Australopithecus africanis, at the Big Hole tourist centre in Kimberley, Northern Cape.

Photo: Graeme Williams

  • Find this photo at Tourism & Leisure 17.

ABOVE: An HIV/Aids awareness message on a wall at the entrance to the township outside Beaufort West in the Western Cape.

Photo: Chris Kirchhoff

  • Find this photo at Development 3.

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