Thousands turn out for food distribution in South African capital | AFP

Thousands of people queue up in the early morning in the informal settlement of Iterileng, Pretoria, to receive food hampers, masks, soap and hand sanitiser during South Africa’s coronavirus lockdown.

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Animal lovers move into shelter for South African lockdown | AFP

Outside the South African capital of Pretoria is the Wet Nose Animal Rescue Center – which houses more than 500 domestic and farm animals. With the country on lockdown five caretakers have opted to spend this time, not with their families, but with the animals to ensure they get the love and attention they need.

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South African president welcomes Merkel | AFP

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa welcomes Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel in Pretoria. IMAGES

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South Africa’s Ramaphosa welcomes Ethiopian Prime minister Abiy Ahmed for State visit | AFP

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed meets South African leader Cyril Ramaphosa at the Presidency in Pretoria as part of his State visit. IMAGES

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Victorious Springboks receive heroes’ welcome in Pretoria | AFP

South Africans in Church Square, Pretoria, welcome the Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok rugby team in their trophy tour around the country.

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Police officers protest in Pretoria against gender-based violence | AFP

More than a thousand police officers march against gender-based violence in South Africa’s capital Pretoria, after a surge in murders and sexual crimes against women. There has been a rising outcry against sexist violence in the country over the last two months after a series of murders that shocked the public.

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South Africa’s cabinet ministers are sworn into their new roles | AFP

New ministers for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government are sworn in in Pretoria. Ramaphosa cut the number of cabinet ministers from 36 to 28 in a move he said would tackle the country’s “bloated” government and improve efficiency. Half the new ministers are women, making South Africa one of the world’s few gender-balanced governments.

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Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as South African president

Cyril Ramaphosa has been sworn in as the South African president during his inauguration in Pretoria. The 66-year-old leader was unanimously elected by parliament after his African National Congress (ANC) won legislative elections on May 8, winning 230 of the 400 seats. The victory was earned with 57.5 percent of the vote — the party’s lowest share of the ballot since it overturned apartheid 25 years ago. SOUNDBITE

S.Africa’s EFF party supporters arrive ahead of Manifesto launch

Supporters of South Africa’s far-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) arrive at Giant Stadium in Soshanguve, Pretoria, ahead of the party’s manifesto launch. IMAGES

Three killed as trains collide in South Africa

(8 Jan 2019) Authorities in South Africa say a train collision in Pretoria has killed three people and injured more than 200. The cause of the crash is under investigation. (Jan. 8)

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Greenpeace holds protest at South Africa’s environment ministry

Environmental activists block the entrance of the Environmental Ministry in South Africa’s capital Pretoria, asking for the department to withdraw a controversial authorization it has granted for a second nuclear plant to be build in the country.

Taxi operators protest at the Union Buildings in Pretoria

Thousands of taxi operators brought Pretoria’s inner city to a stand still today as they protested to demand more government assistance in the form of licenses and subsidies. Drivers dispersed this afternoon after delivering a memorandum of demands to the department of transport and the Union Buildings. They have given government 21 days to respond.

Thousands of taxi drivers protest in Pretoria

Thousands of taxi operators are protesting in the Pretoria inner city this morning demanding more government assistance in the form of licenses and subsidies. They brought the city’s highways to a standstill as they made their way to the meeting point. Drivers will later deliver a memorandum to the Minister of Transport and a second memorandum to the Union Buildings. IMAGES

The International Criminal Court

War crimes judges will rule Thursday if South Africa flouted international law by failing to arrest Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, wanted for trial on charges of genocide in Darfur. Legal experts widely expect that judges at the International Criminal Court will find that Pretoria, one of the founding members of the tribunal, failed to co-operate with the ICC based in The Hague.VIDEOGRAPHIC

Violence erupts in S. Africa as police clash with anti-immigrant demonstrators

Police used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse anti-immigrant protests in Pretoria, South Africa, after street clashes broke out among opposing groups armed with sticks, knives, and other weapons.
Protesters later complained that the media depicted the demonstration as xenophobic when it was actually anti-crime.

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