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Architect Jordi Fauli (second right) explains to the visitors the details of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Photograph: Enric Fontcuberta/EPA

Catalonia enforced a new lockdown on more than 200,000 people on Saturday, after several new outbreaks of the coronavirus were detected. Residents in(...)

South African rugby fans great the team on their national  tour with the Webb Ellis Cup in Pretoria on Thursday. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

As South Africans waited for their Rugby World Cup-winning team to bring the trophy home this week, many were pondering a question that goes beyond sp(...)

Arrested residents of Johannesburg’s Katlehong township lay on the ground on September 5th as South Africa’s financial capital is hit by a new wave of anti-foreigner violence. Photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s defence minister has said that that no government could stop the type of urban unrest currently gripping the country, following a fresh(...)

People  take part in a protest against the abuse of women by men outside parliament in Cape Town. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty

The spate of urban unrest sweeping through South African cities over the past week spread to Cape Town on Wednesday, where regional leaders and intern(...)

Plain-clothes members of the South African Police Service patrol the Johannesburg township of Alexandra. Photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for an end to the xenophobic violence that has erupted in parts of South Africa in recent days, saying there is n(...)

Cyril Ramaphosa: the ANC may have been saved from losing its majority only by his rise as president after he unseated  Jacob Zuma last year. Photograph:  Phill Magakoe/AFP/Getty Images

The African National Congress of South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa won national elections with 57.5 per cent of the vote, its lowest ever parli(...)

 South African president   Cyril Ramaphosa greets a voter as he arrives to cast his vote for the general elections at the Hitekani Primary School, Chiawelo, Soweto. Photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party is on track to win the country’s general election, although its final tally for the nation(...)

People queue to vote in South Africa’s national and provincial elections at a polling station in the Tlhabologang township in Coligny on Wednesday. Photograph: Luca Sola/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa will “never again” go through the levels of corruption and malfeasance it experienced over the past decade, president Cyril Ramaphosa pro(...)

President of South Africa’s governing African National Congress Cyril Ramaphosa gestures during the party’s final rally at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, at the weekend. Photograph:  Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africans will cast their ballots in a general election on Wednesday that could see the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party’s support fa(...)

Protestors occupy the junction of a busy road as part of a service delivery protest in Eldorado Park, Johannesburg, South Africa on  April 15th. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

South Africa is experiencing a spike in violent street protests across the country’s poorest communities in the run-up to May’s general election. Fro(...)

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