The Week in Pictures
From protests against gender-based violencel a cross-border skirmish between two nuclear powers; to the continent’s first Covid-19 vaccine trial starting in South Africa, it was a busy week
June 20 — Pastors, bishops and supporters of the Rhema, Grace Bible, Central Methodist and Gracepoint Methodist churches held a protest and prayer event on Nelson Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg. They were taking a stand against the gender-based violence (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/2020-06-15-murders-of-young-women-shocking-acts-of-inhumanity-cyril-ramaphosa-says/) and femicide prevalent in SA society.
June 22 — About 45,000 minibus taxi operators went on strike (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/2020-06-21-taxi-strike-may-be-a-spanner-in-the-works-as-companies-scale-up/)over the industry’s coronavirus relief benefits, leaving commuters standing in the cold. The strike came after transport minister Fikile Mbalula announced a R1.135bn Covid-19 relief fund for the unregulated sector, with stringent conditions aimed at “advancing the formalisation of the taxi industry”...