New Omicron variant of the coronavirus leaves South Africans isolated as countries ban travellers from the region.
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Violence rocking South Africa is driven by economic inequality and poverty as well as by politics, analysts say.
Hospitals overrun as infections spiral, prompting authorities to tighten coronavirus restrictions.
As cases drop, president announces easing of restrictions and calls on country to ‘get to work rebuilding’ the economy.
With fifth-highest coronavirus caseload globally, South Africa braces for peak-infection period amid graft allegations.
President says some sectors will partially reopen on May 1 but urges citizens to stay home to slow coronavirus spread.
South Africa’s coronavirus figures are still relatively low but officials and experts warn against complacency.
Protests and activism began after 19-year-old Nene Mrwetyana was murdered in August.
After wave of xenophobic violence, many foreign nationals say they do not feel welcome and fear for their safety.