Chavonnes Battery Blog

Chavonnes Battery Cannons

Posted on Wed August 14, 2019.

Thousands of visitors to the V&A Waterfront have seen the huge Cannons mounted on immense gun-carriages on the Ramparts and at the entrance of the Chavonnes Battery Museum, but hitherto few have known anything about their history.

These seven cannons are part of the largest selection of Muzzle Loading Cannons and inside the Museum are fascinating models and detailed displays and exhibits and Cannons that still fire a shot of black power.

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Rest in Peace our beloved Vuyo

Posted by Chavonnes Battery on Sun April 7, 2019 in The Team.

It is with great sadness we mourn the passing of our beloved colleague Sinovuyo Nogaga who tragically died when he was hit by a train on his way to work Saturday morning.

Our sincere condolences to his loved ones, his family, our team, his friends and the industry. We are heartbroken at the loss of our Vuyo, a born free with a bright future cut short.

Having access to safe transport to get to work should be a Human Right.

Rest in Peace our beloved Vuyo.

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Justin Sullivan Photography

Posted by Chavonnes Battery on Mon January 28, 2019 in Photo Exhibitions.

Being shot with rubber bullets during a protest. Sleeping high up in the mountain to photograph fires. These are some of the experiences that helped Cape Town-based photographer Justin Sullivan, 27, to win two awards in the prestigious 2018 Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest.

Altogether 67 images of the competition's 22 award-winners are on the Stenin Press Photo Exhibition at the Chavonnes Battery Museum at the Waterfront until February. They were chosen from 6 000 entrants.

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Ajay Kumar

Posted by Chavonnes Battery on Sun January 13, 2019 in Photo Exhibitions.

TITLE: I could hear leopard crying in pain after it was shot
CATEGORY: Stenin Press Photo Contest: TOP NEWS 3rd Place

PHOTOJOURNALIST Ajay Kumar received an early morning call to say a wild leopard had been spotted near houses in Lucknow, India. When he arrived at the scene, he followed a crowd of people, including police officers, who chased the animal until it was cornered in a house. When a police officer fired at the leopard, Kumar captured the moment, which won him the third prize in the hard news category of the prestigious Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest. This remarkable image is one of 67 of the contest's award-winning pictures on exhibition at the Chavonnes Battery Museum in the Waterfront until February.

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