South Africa - Cape Town - 25 May 2020 - A homeless man falls to his knees in the rain whiles begging at a traffic light in Sea Point. Cape Town is in for a rainy week, with two more days of showers on the cards starting from Tuesday. Chilly weather is also on the forecast so residents are cautioned to stay cosy. While Monday has proven to be a windy, rainy and somewhat stormy day, Tuesday, May 26 promises scattered showers and even lower temperatures. Photographer: Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA)

The Week in Pictures

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

SOUTH AFRICA – Cape Town – 25 May 2020 – Refugee Muslim woman praying as they celebrate Eid. The refugee community in Bellville has Muslims from various different African countries celebrate Eid together. Eid marks the end of a month of fasting from sunrise to sunset as well as spiritual reflection and prayer. Picture: Brendan Magaar/African News Agency (ANA)

South Africa – Cape Town – 27 May 2020 – Anncha’s husband and family mourn her death at her burial. Anncha Kepkey was laid to rest at the Durbanville Memorial Park a week after the passing away from Covid-19. The virus has claimed the third life of a nurse in the Western Cape and the second from Tygerberg Hospital. Anncha Kepkey, from Parow, the assistant manager at the trauma unit at Tygerberg Hospital, died in the Melomed Hospital in Bellville early on Wednesday morning due to Covid-19. Photographer: Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA)

South Africa – Plettenberg Bay – 20 May 2020 – Despite the lockdown, NSRI Plettenberg Bay (Station 14) has remained operational. For the first half of lockdown all members stayed at home (but on-call), thankfully there were no call-outs. Now they have split the crew into half to have an on-crew and an off-crew to be able to attend training to stay current while keeping each other safe. The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is a voluntary non-profit organization in South Africa tasked with saving lives through drowning prevention. Sea Rescue is manned by over 1 350 volunteers at rescue bases around the coast and on inland dams. 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 – Johannesburg – 25 May 2020 – Black market cigarette sellers in Walkerville continue to thrive in their business by selling tobacco products under lockdown, sellers have doubled prices of cigarettes to make more profit, due to the health risks associated with smoking, tobacco products will remain prohibited in alert level 3.
Picture: Itumeleng English/African News Agency(ANA)

SOUTH AFRICA – Johannesburg – Corona Virus Screening Testing of hundreds of taxi drivers and queue marshals, not only for the Corona Virus but also for underlying medical conditions. Picture: Bhekikhaya Mabaso African News Agency (ANA)

SOUTH AFRICA – Cape Town – 28 May 2020 – A heavy rainfall has caused the streets of Injanini informal settlement to flood, for the past 3 days the Western Cape has been having bad weather. Photographer: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency(ANA)

South Africa -Cape Town – 28 May 2020 – Chairperson of the SGB Nomahlubi Dlula at Nomsa Mapongwana Primary in Mandela Park in Khayelitsha, putting masks and stationery for their students as they will be returning to classes on Monday. Their classes have been cleaned yesterday and now are just waiting for the grade 7 classes to resume on Monday. Photographer: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency(ANA)

South Africa – Cape Town – 26 May 2020 – Coronavirus – CTICC(Cape Town International Convention Centre) Intermediate Care Facility with 800 plus beds. It is still under construction with plans to open mid-June. The Portfolio Committee on Health and the Select Committee on Health and Social Services will this week embark on a joint oversight visit to the Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal provinces to assess the state of quarantine sites and readiness of public hospitals to deal with Covid-19. Also, the committees will visit private health facilities in those provinces.
Since interprovincial travel is not allowed under the level 4 lockdown, the committees have deployed their members to conduct oversight visits in provinces where they reside. The committees have prioritised provinces with high numbers of confirmed Covid-19 cases.
The provinces that will be visited are Western Cape, which of 24 May stands at 14 740 confirmed Covid-19 cases and KwaZulu Natal with 1 815 cases. Picture Courtney Africa/African News Agency(ANA)

SOUTH AFRICA – Cape Town – 22 May 2020 Coronavirus – Blue strips are placed 1.5m apart where kids will have break and wait for their turn in class. Tracey Magson from the Settlers High School in Bellville gives a tour of her school showing their readiness to receive learners and educators and maintain lockdown regulations. Teachers return to schools on the 25 May 2020. Learners from Grade 7 and 12 return to school on the 1 June 2020. As level 4 lockdown continues, the Department of Basic Education has asked schools to put in place certain measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus as they welcome back learners and educators. Screening happens, social distancing is practiced both with people and objects they engage with, classroom desk and chairs will be sanitised after each use, half classes will be accommodated for lessons, these a few of the measures. Picture Courtney Africa/African News Agency(ANA)

SOUTH AFRICA – Cape Town – 21 May 2020 – Coronavirus Lockdown – A man using the pseudonym, “Waz”, has been building rock structures, stacking and balancing them, one on top of the other close to the Dalebrook tidal pool in Kalk Bay. Waz says what he is doing is illegal. “I am sick of this lockdown. We need to end the lockdown. The government needs to fall and this is my silent protest.” He said. Picture: Tracey Adams/African News Agency (ANA)

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