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People check the food parcels they   received  in Brakpan, Gauteng province, where coronavirus cases have surged. Photograph:  Michele Spatari/AFP via Getty Images

South Africa’s Gauteng province is about to become the country’s coronavirus epicentre after a surge in infections. As of Tuesday evening, South Afri(...)

Khayelitsha Field Hospital is in a community sports centre in the township on the outskirts of Cape Town. Photograph: Médecins Sans Frontières

South Africans have been warned by the government’s health minister to prepare for a surge in coronavirus infections as he cited concerns that citizen(...)

A worker taking   the temperature of a customer  in a  furniture shop in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph: Luca Sola/AFPvia Getty Images

South Africa’s government has been ordered to review and amend its coronavirus lockdown regulations in a court decision that found many of them to be (...)

Cuban health workers arriving at the Waterkloof air force base in Pretoria on Monday. Photograph: Elmond Jiyane/GCIS/AFP via Getty Images

Hundreds of Cuban medical professionals have arrived in South Africa, which will begin to ease its Covid-19 lockdown from this Friday, to bolster the (...)

Residents of Madala Men’s Hostel in Alexandra, South Africa cover their noses as they wait to collect sanitiser from health workers on Wednesday. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa’s government has mobilised 10,000 volunteers to roll out coronavirus screening nationwide, as it ramps up efforts to contain the spread o(...)

A customer wearing a mask against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus outside Makro in Pretoria East. Photograph: Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty

South Africa’s health minister has said it will take time for the country’s looming lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, with infection numbers(...)

Customers shop for hand sanitisers at a store in Johannesburg on Friday following the government announcement   of the first confirmed case of Covid-19 in South Africa. Photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP

South Africa’s first confirmed case of coronavirus has sparked fears that it could be harder hit by the disease than many countries because of its hig(...)

South African president Jacob Zuma: has five working days to hand over documents explaining his decision to fire his finance minister and shuffle his cabinet.  Photograph: EPA

South Africa’s main opposition party is seeking a legal review of President Jacob Zuma’s decision to fire finance minister Pravin Gordhan and shuffle (...)

South African President Jacob Zuma: facing a growing challenge from within his own party. Photograph: Phill Magakoe/Getty Images

Unprecedented opposition to South African president Jacob Zuma’s continued rule has emerged since the African National Congress leader sacked his fin(...)