Photographic flashpoints of the year

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  1. GREAT ESCAPE: A man tries to outrun a cloud of teargas fired by police to disperse a 700- strong crowd who protested against a lack of service delivery in Botriver, near Grabouw. Photo: Brenton Geach
  2. DOWN THE FARM: The farm areas erupted towards the end of the year as farmworkers protested against poor wages and poor working conditions. Here police open fire with rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowd. Photo: Brenton Geach
  3. TOILET ROW: Inadequate sanitation has been a big talking point, especially in the areas such as Makhaza in Khayelitsha. Here Enam Nelani, 9 and Hlumela Putani 13 use the loos as a playground. Photo: Courtney Africa
  4. SPEED FREAK: PD Van der Westerhuizen on his way to reaching 307km/h at the Kalahari Speedweek in Hakskeenpan. Photo: Jeffrey Abrahams
  5. JANUARY ANGER: Blikkiesdorp residents protest at Symphony Way over poor living conditions. Photo: Michael Walker