South Africa - Plettenberg Bay - 23 April 2020 - Patrons visiting the Kwikspar in Plettenberg Bay sanitize their hands and have their temperature checked before entering the store. South Africa is currently under lockdown in an attempt to flatten the curve to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Picture: David Ritchie/African News Agency(ANA)

Today in Pictures

CAPE TOWN – We give you a peak at pictures from our award-winning photographers at the African News Agency based in newsrooms across South Africa.

SOUTH AFRICA – Cape Town – 23 April 2020. Day 28 of the National Lockdown – A man begging for money sits at a traffic intersection near Brackenfell. South Africans are anxiously waiting on President Ramaphosa’s National address on Thursday evening. He will explain what businesses can continue to operate as the National Lockdown is expected to be lifted gradually.  Picture Henk Kruger/African News Agency (ANA).

SOUTH AFRICA – Cape Town – 23 April 2020 – Children waiting in line to get soup in Tafelsig Mitchells Plain. Millions of South Africans’ lives have been upended by Covid-19 and the government’s five-week lockdown to arrest the spread of the virus. But those living in informal settlements and poor communities are bearing the brunt, as poverty bites. Picture:Brendan Magaar/African News Agency (ANA)

SOUTH AFRICA – Durban – 23 April 2020 – A group of community members are protesting Gijima informal settlement in Lamontville in the KwaZulu-Natal, calling for the councillor or the mayor to assist them with food parcels sanitaisers and masks to fight the scurge of COVID-19 during the lockdown. Police monitored the protesters to obey the lockdown regulations.
Picture: Motshwari Mofokeng/African News Agency (ANA)

South Africa – Plettenberg Bay – 23 April 2020 – Patrons visiting the Kwikspar in Plettenberg Bay sanitize their hands and have their temperature checked before entering the store. South Africa is currently under lockdown in an attempt to flatten the curve to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Picture: David Ritchie/African News Agency(ANA)

SOUTH AFRICA – Cape Town – 23 April 2020. Day 28 of the National Lockdown – Social distancing is observe outside a Checkers Hyper store in Brackenfell. South Africans are anxiously waiting on President Ramaphosa’s National address on Thursday evening. He will explain what businesses can continue to operate as the National Lockdown is expected to be lifted gradually.  Picture: Henk Kruger/African News Agency (ANA).

South Africa – Cape Town – 23 April 2020 – Elswood Secondary School feeds their students. Photographer: Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA)

SOUTH AFRICA – Cape Town – 23 April 2020. Day 28 of the National Lockdown – A boy pushes his makeshift trolley car with shopping bags past a man sitting in a car at a traffic intersection in Kraaifontein. South Africans are anxiously waiting on President Ramaphosa’s National address on Thursday evening. He will explain what businesses can continue to operate as the National Lockdown is expected to be lifted gradually.  Picture: Henk Kruger/African News Agency (ANA).

SOUTH AFRICA – Cape Town – 23 April 2020 – People are angry because they claim they were lied to in Belhar, the community said that they were promised food parcels by the ward Councilor Jaftha. Picture: Brendan Magaar/African News Agency (ANA)

South Africa – Durban – 23 April 2020 – Homelessness will not stop Sakhile Nsibande from brightening his future as he has used an opportunity of using the internet that was given by the eThekwini municipality to further his studies. Everyday he spends the money he gets from odd jobs to pay for his studies. Nsibande who is living at one of the COVID-19 shelters spends his days studying and hopes that one day he will become an accountant. Picture: Leon Lestrade/African News Agency(ANA)

South Africa – Durban – 23 April 2020 – Volunteers from various organisations around the city help to load food on municipal trucks. The food is part of city wide efforts to help feed the poor. One of those people who are helping the homeless is Ashok Sewnarain, one of the city’s prominent businessmen who has used his hotel as a storage facility for the food and has made contributitions from his own money to help the poor during these trying times. Picture: Leon Lestrade/African News Agency(ANA)

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