Photographer: Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA)

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 – Cape Town – 05 May 2020 – Coronavirus Lockdown – A peaceful protest by surfers appealing to be allowed to surf across the cape saw many of them being arrested on Tuesday morning. Picture: Tracey Adams/African News Agency (ANA)

South Africa – Cape Town – 5 May 2020 – Surfers protesting on Blouberg Beach, Cape Town over not being allowed to surf under the current lockdown level 4. Police were on the scene but all went peaceful. Photographer: Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA)

South Africa – Cape Town – 5 May 2020 – Tashreeq King cleans the glass of the Cotton top Tamarin enclosure. The World of Birds in Hout Bay are suffering serious financial damage as visitors are not permitted to visit the sanctuary during Lockdown Level 4. Their staff still need to maintain the vasility and feed all the park’s animals. They have started a Back a Buddy campaign https://www.backabuddy.co.za/world-of-birds-wildlife-sanctuary-campaign to help them survive these troubled times. Photographer: Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA)

South Africa – Cape Town – 5 May 2020 – Tashreeq King cleans the glass of the Cotton top Tamarin enclosure. The World of Birds in Hout Bay are suffering serious financial damage as visitors are not permitted to visit the sanctuary during Lockdown Level 4. Their staff still need to maintain the vasility and feed all the park’s animals. They have started a Back a Buddy campaign https://www.backabuddy.co.za/world-of-birds-wildlife-sanctuary-campaign to help them survive these troubled times. Photographer: Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA)

South Africa – Johannesburg – Animal welfare at the Joburg zoo. Following many concerns about wildlife animals at the zoo on social media, we pay the zoo a visit to check up on their daily operation and though the staff rotate to maintain lock down regulation and social distance we found that the animal are not neglected by staff however miss visitors as a result Animals of the Amazon aquarium . Picture: Timothy Bernard/African news Agency(ANA)

South Africa – Johannesburg – Animal welfare at the Joburg zoo. Following many concerns about wildlife animals at the zoo on social media, we pay the zoo a visit to check up on their daily operation and though the staff rotate to maintain lock down regulation and social distance we found that the animal are not neglected by staff however miss visitors as a result. One of the staff Richard gives carrots to some of the giraffes who eat out of his hands. Picture: Timothy Bernard/African news Agency(ANA)

South Africa – Johannesburg – Olievenhoutbosch relief program business opportunity. Following a reported 3 km queue for food relief hampers in Olieven as it is affectionately known by the people of ext 21, of this Midrand Township new opportunities presented themselves and the youth of the area are grabbing them. When people receive the Covid-19 food parcels provided by various organisations, the recipients are often overwhelmed by the size of the hamper and cannot carry it home. Four youth from the area saw the need and gathered a group of 30 youngsters with wheelbarrows to render a service of delivering the parcels at a cost of up to R30 depending on distance. They call themselves the Wheelbarrow association and operating from the Steve Tshwete Secondary school they accompany the beneficiary home to deliver the parcel containing 12.5kg Maze meal. 10kg rice, 10kg flower, 10 Kg mielie rice and other groceries.Picture: Timothy Bernard/ African news Agency(ANA)

South Africa- Durban – 05 May 2020 – An old woman gets tired from standing on a long queue to get her medication in Stanger hospital in kwaDukuza as it has been closed down after a number of patients and staff tested positive for coronavirus. Picture: Doctor Ngcobo/African News Agency(ANA)

South Africa – Durban – 05 May 2020 – The building of the Durban Magistrate’s Court were closed for sanitation following a possible Covid-19 case among the staff. The court building closed on Monday and Tuesday for the sanitation to take place. Picture Leon Lestrade/African News Agency(ANA).

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