South African wildlife farmers become unlikely heroes in rural feeding scheme | AFP

Thousands of people are struggling to survive in South Africa, unable to earn a living under the strict lockdown rules aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. Some help has come from an unexpected source: game farmers who are left with surplus meat after culling their animals. N°1SB5HON°1SD3IT

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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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South African miners more scared of losing job than catching COVID-19 | AFP

For miners and mining groups like Sibanye-Stillwater, which employs 80,000 people in the country, the impact of the lockdown is more worrying than the actual disease.

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S.African brewery turn empty vats into soup pots as booze ban remains | AFP

Vegetables simmer gently in giant copper vats used to brew South African craft beer before alcohol sales were banned as part of a nationwide coronavirus lockdown in March.

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Cape Town residents use projector to promote charities during lockdown | AFP

Every evening, two Cape Town residents play the South African anthem and project messages onto walls to promote various charities as part of their Project for Love initiative.

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South African wildlife tourism industry hit hard by travel ban | AFP

Even during a strict lockdown, anti-poaching rangers in South Africa’s Greater Kruger Park area continue on the front lines to guard one of the country’s most precious resources: its wildlife. Conservationists are wary that poaching — for food or illegal trade — might increase. N°1QV3WWN°1QV7HI

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South African wildlife tourism industry hit hard by travel ban | AFP

Even during a strict lockdown, anti-poaching rangers in South Africa’s Greater Kruger Park area continue on the front lines to guard one of the country’s most precious resources: its wildlife. Conservationists are wary that poaching — for food or illegal trade — might increase. N°1QV3WWN°1QV7HI

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South African doctors develop ‘Intubox’ to prevent COVID-19 ICU infections | AFP

A team of doctors from Johannesburg’s Charlotte Maxeke public hospital showcases a newly-designed coronavirus protection device for healthcare workers.

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S. Africa health authorities conduct checks in informal Johannesburg settlement | AFP

Responding to the threat posed by COVID-19, South African health authorities set up a testing site in the poor informal settlement of Diepsloot, in Johannesburg. The aim is to reach more people, while also ensuring that health clinics are not overwhelmed. Here, they are on the lookout for signs of COVID-19, but also other diseases, like HIV. South Africa has the highest recorded numbers of coronavirus infection in sub-Saharan Africa, with over 2,400 cases. IMAGES

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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 Africa’s Ramaphosa extends coronavirus lockdown by two weeks | AFP

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announces that the nationwide lockdown is to be extended for an additonal two week period beyond the initial 21 days.

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South Africa’s Townships Are Worried About Soldiers, Not Coronavirus

When South African president Cyril Rhamaphosa announced a three week lockdown on 23 March, he acknowledged that his country is particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.

The virus, he said, is “extremely dangerous for a population like ours, with a large number of people with suppressed immunity because of HIV and TB, and high levels of poverty and malnutrition.” About a quarter of South Africans live in townships – in cramped, unsanitary conditions, rife with health problems.

Since the lockdown began last week, images of police and army brutality have been circulating on social media. That worries Pamela more than catching the virus. “We are not afraid of Corona. We are afraid of the soldiers around us.”

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South African homeless speak about life in the time of coronavirus | AFP

As the coronavirus continues to spread, South Africa’s homeless are classed as one of the country’s most vulnerable groups. South Africa has been under a nationwide lockdown for a week, and temporary shelters are filling to capacity as the government tries to provide support for this high risk community.

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Coronavirus: police close down shops in Soweto, South Africa | AFP

South African police patrol the streets of Soweto on the 4th day of the nationwide lockdown. Ensuring that informal businesses and smaller shops remain closed is proving to be a challenge in the country’s poorer areas.

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Police enforce lockdown on South African roads | AFP

Police officers enforce the lockdown in South Africa at a roadblock by checking drivers’ official forms authorizing them to be outside. South Africa recorded its first two deaths from the novel coronavirus as the number of confirmed cases surpassed the 1,000 mark just hours after a three-week nationwide lockdown came into effect.

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South Africa to impose 21-day lockdown to curb coronavirus : Ramaphosa | AFP

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announces a three-week national lockdown to contain the spread of the deadly new coronavirus which has affected more than 400 people. SOUNDBITE

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S.Africa closes border to all citizens from high-risk countries: president | AFP

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announces a national state of disaster in South Africa in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. SOUNDBITE

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South Africa reports first coronavirus case | AFP

South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms the country’s first case of the novel coronavirus, a 38-year-old male who travelled to Italy. SOUNDBITE

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Hippo goes on walkabout in South African town | AFP

A hippo casually strolls past shops in a South African town in a video filmed by a local resident, near wetlands whose wildlife draw thousands of tourists each year.

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Handmade wooden surfboards: a South African’s quest for a greener ride | AFP

Striking the perfect balance between your board and the water is the harmony most surfers dream of. Coupled with the global trend towards being more environmentally friendly, some are switching from the traditional polyurethane foam boards to more artisanal wooden surfboards. N°1OO0Q4N°1OP0L6

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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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New Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber to focus on ‘transformation’ | AFP

Newly-appointed Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber says he will focus on “transformation” for the South African rugby team to “keep on winning”. He replaces Rassie Erasmus who led the squad to victory in the last World Cup. SOUNDBITE

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