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Photographic flashpoints of the year

Cape Times
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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 GeachCape Town 14-11-12- Wolseley violence . Police open fire on farm workers with rubber bullets and tear gas Picture Brenton GeachCape Town. 120909. Toilets in and around Makhaza, Khayelitsha. Enam Nelani, 9 jumps from one toilet to the next while his friend, Hlumela Putani, 13 watches. Picture Courtney AfricaHakskeenpan-120924-PD van der Westhuizen on his way to reaching 307 km/h, the fastest time so far for a normally aspirated motorcycle. The nose of his bike is a modified aerodynamic mudguard which he and Deon Gerber of BikeManSA have patented in the USA.Picture Jeffrey AbrahamsCape Town.  120130.  Blikkies Dorp residents protest on Symphony Way over poor house dilivery.  Photo by Michael Walker

The year 2012 has been a year of drama, including lots of protest action in the city, on the farms and beyond. Here are some iconic moments captured by the photographic team at the Cape Times, who also documented other newsworthy events in far-flung places such as the Kalahari

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