Top Photos From The Jozi Dust Storm


On 22 August 2017, Gauteng was hit by a massive sand storm, which left the City Of Johannesburg covered in a cloud of dust. The effects were spotted from Alberton to Krugersdorp. 

According to the South African Weather Service, the storm was kicked up by strong north-westerly winds pumping through the eastern Highveld areas of South Africa, including Gauteng. Recorded wind speeds were between 35km/h and 70km/h (as recorded by local airports).

Needless to say, local amateur and professional photographers took to Instagram to capture the storm. Here are our top picks.

Its a dusty day in #johannesburg .

A post shared by Jonathan wood (@jonowoodinjozi) on

This is not the 15:30 eclipse. It's a 15:31 dusty attempt. #duststorm

A post shared by Mark Wolhuter (@markwolhuter) on

Sand storm in the city … unusual ! | #johannesburg #downtown #sandstorm #dust #hazy #unusual #notnormal

A post shared by Nicholas de Klerk (@colanicholas) on

And so the dust settles after #sandstorm #Joburg #Jozi

A post shared by Clarence Watts (@clarencesdb) on

Sand storm in the city … unusual ! | #johannesburg #downtown #sandstorm #dust #hazy #unusual #notnormal

A post shared by Nicholas de Klerk (@colanicholas) on

Landmark #johannesburg #sunset #pontetower #hillbrow #vodacom #southafrica #lights #red #network #advertising

A post shared by Gregg Bailey (@greggvbailey) on

Joburg moments #lovejozi #designinspiration #designspiration #whatjoburglookslike #johannesburg

A post shared by lovejozi (@lovejozi) on

วิวสวยใช้ได้เลย 😄#johannesburg #southafrica #ballon #iphone6s

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By Shawn Greyling

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