Cape Town, South Africa | February 26, 2013: Exiled Captain Yasser-Sabu Bitinini-Mavula Mosuni- Bololo of the Forces Armee Zairoise (FARDC) army in the Democratic Republic of the Congo holds the old DRC flag from when he left in 1999 for South Africa. He believes that President Joseph Kabila is not who he claims to be, the son of former DRC President Laurent-Désiré Kabila. “Kabila is not his real name, his real name is Hypolite Kanambe, a former taxi driver in Tanzania.” Photo by Charlie Shoemaker @charlieshoemaker #capetown #southafrica #drc

Cape Town, South Africa | February 26, 2013:
Exiled Captain Yasser-Sabu Bitinini-Mavula Mosuni- Bololo of the Forces Armee Zairoise (FARDC) army in the Democratic Republic of the Congo holds the old DRC flag from when he left in 1999 for South Africa. He believes that President Joseph Kabila is not who he claims to be, the son of former DRC President Laurent-Désiré Kabila. “Kabila is not his real name, his real name is Hypolite Kanambe, a former taxi driver in Tanzania.” Photo by Charlie Shoemaker @charlieshoemaker #capetown #southafrica #drc

Factreton, Cape Town, South Africa | May 2, 2013 - The funeral service for Desmond Abrahams, 48, who lived with his brother and had no connections with local gangs. Desmond and two others were shot the head at point blank by members of the 28’s Prions gang just after midnight on the 20th of April. Two of the three men shot that night died and the third fell into a coma. Photo by Charlie Shoemaker @charlieshoemaker #capetown #capeflats #southafrica

Factreton, Cape Town, South Africa | May 2, 2013 - The funeral service for Desmond Abrahams, 48, who lived with his brother and had no connections with local gangs. Desmond and two others were shot the head at point blank by members of the 28’s Prions gang just after midnight on the 20th of April. Two of the three men shot that night died and the third fell into a coma. Photo by Charlie Shoemaker @charlieshoemaker #capetown #capeflats #southafrica

Cape Town, South Africa | March 27, 2013 - Legend has it that when the “table-cloth” forms on top of Table Mountain, it means that once again the Devil and Van Hunks are having a smoking contest. It is said that in the 1700s the Devil challenged an old retired pirate called Van Hunks to a tobacco smoking competition. Van Hunks, a lover of tobacco and a tough old man, won the contest but the Devil, angered by his defeat, still continues to challenge Van Hunks to repeat the duel. Whenever they do, the smoke from their pipes creates the famous “table-cloth” clouds over Table Mountain. Photo by @charlieshoemaker #capetown #southafrica #tablemountain #vanhunk #tablecloth

Cape Town, South Africa | March 27, 2013 - Legend has it that when the “table-cloth” forms on top of Table Mountain, it means that once again the Devil and Van Hunks are having a smoking contest. It is said that in the 1700s the Devil challenged an old retired pirate called Van Hunks to a tobacco smoking competition. Van Hunks, a lover of tobacco and a tough old man, won the contest but the Devil, angered by his defeat, still continues to challenge Van Hunks to repeat the duel. Whenever they do, the smoke from their pipes creates the famous “table-cloth” clouds over Table Mountain. Photo by @charlieshoemaker #capetown #southafrica #tablemountain #vanhunk #tablecloth

South Africa was recently called the most financially unequal place on Earth in a report released by Oxfam in January 2013.
Cape Town, South Africa | January 28, 2013 - Bongani Gezane, 25, eats a leftover pizza given to him by a car stopped at the intersection he sells comedy pamphlets at. When given food, he tries to eat it immediately as an expression of gratitude. On a good day Bongani will make R100 ($11.00) and on a bad day roughly R15/$1.65. Photo by Charlie Shoemaker @Charlieshoemaker @oxfamamerica #CapeTown #SouthAfrica

South Africa was recently called the most financially unequal place on Earth in a report released by Oxfam in January 2013.

Cape Town, South Africa | January 28, 2013 - Bongani Gezane, 25, eats a leftover pizza given to him by a car stopped at the intersection he sells comedy pamphlets at. When given food, he tries to eat it immediately as an expression of gratitude. On a good day Bongani will make R100 ($11.00) and on a bad day roughly R15/$1.65. Photo by Charlie Shoemaker @Charlieshoemaker @oxfamamerica #CapeTown #SouthAfrica

Cape Town, South Africa | February 20, 2013 - A band made up of members from the Democratic Republic of the Congo plays Soukous music, a popular Congolese music that originated in the 1940s, in a hallway for a small group of people. The band sang songs in Lingala, Swahili, and French. Photo by Charlie Shoemaker @charlieshoemaker #capetown #southafrica #Soukous #longstreet

Cape Town, South Africa | February 20, 2013 - A band made up of members from the Democratic Republic of the Congo plays Soukous music, a popular Congolese music that originated in the 1940s, in a hallway for a small group of people. The band sang songs in Lingala, Swahili, and French. Photo by Charlie Shoemaker @charlieshoemaker #capetown #southafrica #Soukous #longstreet