South Africa lifts liquor ban, school openings delayed
For schools, the government postponed the planned opening of the two grades for another week so that under-prepared schools could make preparations like issuing protective clothing to teachers. The date for the return of schools nationwide is now June 8.
Who is Elon Musk, and what made him big?
How did an awkward, nerdy boy from South Africa become a world-famous American engineering entrepreneur? Elon Musk's story is a lesson in how a few simple principles, applied relentlessly, can yield amazing results.
Thousands turn out for food distribution in South African capital
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.
IGP warns against mass gathering during Eid el- Fitr, COVID-19 surpass 5 million cases globally and more
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Johannesburg streets get busy as lockdown eased
Life is slowly returning to the Johannesburg city centre after South Africa eased its countrywide lockdown. Up until the end of April only essential services were permitted to move around, but since the start of May these restrictions have been slightly relaxed allowing some to go back to work.
Surfers protest against lockdown in South Africa
Dozens of surfers protest at Surfers Corner in Muizenberg, near Cape Town, to show their anger over lockdown restrictions that prevent them from using the beach to surf.
Relief in Nigeria as main cities ease lockdown
Nigeria's main cities of Lagos and Abuja see an easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, but many businesses are still shut and social distancing measures remain in place. Our correspondent tells us more. Meanwhile, South Africa also sees some businesses reopen after five weeks of lockdown. Plus, charities and organisations in Morocco come together to support those in need during Ramadan. In a country where the informal economy accounts for more than 20 percent of GDP, the lockdown has been tough for many people, as our correspondents report.
South Africa: Anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg dies at 87
Goldberg was one of Nelson Mandela's closest colleagues in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. He spent 22 years in jail as the only white man to be convicted alongside Mandela.
South Africa's anti-poaching rangers on duty despite lockdown
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.