FILE PHOTO .Photograph: Phando Jikelo/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 -11 May 2020- Helios Security and Management Company staff members that is deployed at the Strandfontein Homeless Shelters have downed tools,after not being payed by their company.They have been working without contracts and their manager kept on making promises.Also complaining about not being provided masks and sanitisers while they are at work,sarrounded by different groups of people. Photograph : Phando Jikelo/African News Agency(ANA)

South Africa – Pretoria – 11 May 2020 – Artificial Intelligence company to assist Steve Biko Hospital in Covid-19 fight.
Picture: Thobile Mathonsi/African News Agency (ANA)

South Africa – Plettenberg Bay – 11 May 2020 – An image of the Plettenberg Bay Police Station with the front gate closed and taped up with crime-scene tape circulated on social media. According to a statement by Captain M Pojie, “The Community Service Centre (aka Charge Office) was temporally moved to the Support offices at the back of the police station as the service centre was decontaminated as a precautionary, proactive measure to prevent the possible spreading of the Covid-19 virus. A notice was clearly displayed at the entrance of the community service centre to sensitise visitors as such. This happened yesterday and normal services commence this morning as the service centre was reverted. Services were not compromised nor impeded at all and operations and assistance were conducted as normal.”. 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 -11 May 2020- SASSA queues in Khayelitsha are very slow today,some of the old people have been queuing since 1am this morning and they are still not beiing assisted.Some of the disability grant beneficiaries have been sent home and told to come back on wednesday.Photograph :Phando Jikelo/African News Agency(ANA)

South Africa – Durban – 10 May 2020 – Mxolisi Kaunda eThekwini mayor with food to be donated to people who are affected by Covid-19 lockdown on the 10 May 2020. Picture: Bongani Mbatha/African News Agency(ANA)

South Africa – Durban – 10 May 2020 – Informal traders in Durban on the 10 May 2020 are hoping things will change for better in country and the whole world post-Covid-19. Picture: Bongani Mbatha/African News Agency(ANA)

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