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Today 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 Durban – 14 JUNE 2020 – Coronavirus: Chris Fourie with his special friend Chloe bucks at everybody who tries to come close to Fourie while on his pocket bag, asking people who pass by to help Chloe (4) with food at the robots outside Hillcrest mall. Picture: Bongani Mbatha /African News Agency (ANA)

Cape Town – 15 May 2020 – Elsies River High School was operating normally on Monday, June 15 despite threats from student organisation Cosas to disrupt schools in a bid to stop learners from attending because they fear the reopening of schools will increase the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Picture: Ian Landsberg/African News Agency (ANA).

South Africa – Plettenberg Bay – 9 June 2020 – According to Wikipedia “Grootrivier Pass, is situated in the Western Cape province of South Africa on the R102 regional road. The Grootrivier (Afrikaans for “Great River”) is one of the various mountain streams that over millions of years have cut through the coastal plateau towards the sea. The R102 winds its way from the N2 on the coastal plateau, which is an ancient sea-bed now at 220m above sea-level, through dense coastal forest, down to the resort of Nature’s Valley on the Grootrivier and then climbs the opposite slope, back to the plateau. The pass was finished in 1880 by Thomas Bain and major reconstruction was carried out on both sections in 2010.” Picture: David Ritchie/African News Agency(ANA)

Cape Town – 180930 – LONGING: Cyril Samual Wagner and his wife Catherine Elizabeth Wagner waits for family members to arrive. They both turned 94 years old last week Thursday. Their last wish is to return back to district six after they were forcibly removed almost 52 years ago under apartheid laws. Photographer: Armand Hough / African News Agency (ANA)

South Africa – Cape Town – 30 March 2020 – Lavistown Post Office in Bishop Lavis made SASSA payouts. Social grant beneficiaries (SASSA) should have an easier time going to collect their money after Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula announced that he would relax public transport rules to accommodate them. From Monday, 30 March 2020 until Friday, 3 April 2020, buses and taxis will be permitted to operate from 5 am until 8 pm in order to cater to the transportation needs of society’s most vulnerable. Social grants will be paid from March 30 and 31 for the elderly and the disabled. Other grants such as child social grants will be paid on the first of April. Picture Courtney Africa/African News agency(ANA)

South Africa – Johannesburg – 24 April 2020 – Members of the South African National Defence Force(SANDF) assist an elderly woman who could not find taxis at the Bara Taxi Rank, the old woman was making her way home after her attending her check-up at Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital, Gauteng Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias  Mawela, lead COVID-19 Lockdown Joint Operations in Soweto, to enforce regulations and compliance. Picture: Itumeleng English/African News agency(ANA)

SOUTH AFRICA – Cape Town – 13 May 2020 – Coronavirus Lockdown – Portrait of Nance Watson, turning 100 on Sunday. She resides at Huis Nuweland, a Badisa Home for the Elderly, 22 Sylvia Rd, Claremont. Tel: 6711005. Watson is well known around the home for taking a walk to the front door of the facility every morning at 9 am where she draws a breath of fresh air, as she is seen doing in the image. Picture: Tracey Adams/African News Agency (ANA)

SOUTH AFRICA – Cape Town – 14 Mayl 2020 – Covid-19 Community screening and testing at Fisantekraal. An elderly woman being testing by the doctor. Testing is critical for infected people to get the treatment they need and for health officials to accurately track the spread of the coronavirus. Picture: Brendan Magaar/African News Agency (ANA)

23 May 1997. A day to savour . . . President Mandela doing one of his favourite things – talking to children – during his tour of Reef nursery schools yesterday in which he emphasized the need for them to all complete their studiesPicture: Debbie Yazbek/ANA Archives

SOUTH AFRICA -Durban – 15 June 2020 – KZN launch the Dryvar foods bike deliveries for a new way to make money, reach new diners, and deliver food to the customers around the area of Durban.
Picture: Motshwari Mofokeng/African News Agency (ANA)

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