Michel Bega

Compiled by Michel Bega

Multimedia Editor


24 hours in pictures, 1 November 2023

Our Picture Editors select the best news photographs from South Africa and around the world to bring you a visual snapshot of the weekend's events.


South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen
Rassie van der Dussen – The Proteas cricket team’s Rassie van der Dussen and Quinton de Kock hit the ball to all parts of the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, India in their World Cup match against New Zealand yesterday. Van der Dussen smashed 133 off 118 balls, while De Kock hit 114 off 116 deliveries for his fourth century in seven knocks at this year’s World Cup. He has now scored 545 runs at this year’s World Cup – the most by a South African at a single tournament. The pair combined for a 200-run partnership for the second wicket. Picture: AFP
Daniil Medvedev arrives on the court to play against Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov
Daniil Medvedev arrives on the court to play against Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov for their men’s singles match on day three of the Paris ATP Masters 1000 tennis tournament at the Accor Arena – Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy – in Paris on November 1, 2023. (Photo by JULIEN DE ROSA / AFP)
Bennie Botes, hair dresser and owner, at his barbershop Rugby Museum
Bennie Botes, hair dresser and owner, at his barbershop Rugby Museum at Palm Centre Newlands, in Johannesburg, 1 November 2023. He started his collection 58 years ago and has hosted rugby legends such Peter Van Grienan, Ian MacDonald, Kobus Wiese, Piet Malan and many others. Nigel Sibanda/The Citizen
SAPS members take part in a group fitness class
SAPS members take part in a group fitness class at the SAPS Academy in Pretoria, 1 November 2023. The class was part of an event where the SAPS signed an agreement with Planet Fitness and Virgin Active for discounts on police fees for joining gym. Picture: Neil McCartney / The Citizen
Britain's King Charles III talks with Director-General of United Nations Office Nairobi Zainab Hawa Bangura
Britain’s King Charles III (L) talks with Director-General of United Nations Office Nairobi Zainab Hawa Bangura (R) during a visit to the United Nations Office in Nairobi on November 1, 2023. (Photo by Luis Tato / AFP)
Mass marriage ceremony of 114 impoverished couples in Srinagar
Brides in veils sit on the floor as they wait to attend a mass marriage ceremony, in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 01 November 2023. A total of 114 impoverished couples got married during a mass ceremony organized by the non-governmental organization (NGO) ‘We The Helping Hand Foundation’ to help economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs. Picture: EPA-EFE/FAROOQ KHAN
SAG-AFTRA members dress in costume for Halloween as they walk the picket line
SAG-AFTRA members dress in costume for Halloween as they walk the picket line outside Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, on October 31, 2023. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)
A giant inflatable Octopus is pictured on the bank of the River Thames
A giant inflatable Octopus is pictured on the bank of the River Thames beneath Britain’s Houses of Parliament, during an action called by environmental NGO Greenpeace as part of a campaign to protect the oceans, in central London, on November 1, 2023. (Photo by HENRY NICHOLLS / AFP)
Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana
The Minister of Finance, Mr Enoch Godongwana briefing members of the media before tabling the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) in Parliament. The Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement sets government policy goals and priorities, forecasts macroeconomy trajectory, and projects the fiscal framework over the next three years by outlining spending and revenue estimates, amongst others. 01/11/2023. Jairus Mmutle/GCIS
A cat sits on a tomb at Manila North cemetery
A cat sits on a tomb at Manila North cemetery on All Saints’ Day in Manila on November 1, 2023. (Photo by JAM STA ROSA / AFP)
A camper is threatened by flames as the Highland Fire burns in Aguana, California
A camper is threatened by flames as the Highland Fire burns in Aguana, California, on October 31, 2023. Thousands of people were being told to flee a wildfire spreading in southern California on October 31, as strong winds fanned the flames. Around 5,700 people were urged to leave areas threatened by the blaze, which erupted on October 30 around lunchtime and had engulfed 2,200 acres (900 hectares) by the following morning. (Photo by DAVID SWANSON / AFP)
La Paz residents take to the streets to celebrate Halloween
A boy dressed as ‘Ghostface’ scares away pigeons in a square during Halloween celebrations, in La Paz, Bolivia, 31 October 2023. Picture: EPA-EFE/LUIS GANDARILLAS
Afghan children attend a class at an open air school
Afghan children attend a class at an open air school in Mohmand Dara district of Nangarhar province on November 1, 2023. (Photo by Wakil KOHSAR / AFP)

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