South Africa is stumbling along, mainly due to a combination of factors. One is certainly, as Ramaphosa pointed out, many people’s refusal to change behaviour. Other factors include an inept state and a brittle healthcare system already showing alarming signs of strain, writes Pieter du Toit.
There is no way that we can avoid the coronavirus storm, but we can limit the damage that it can cause to our lives, said President Cyril Ramaphosa as he once again bans alcohol sales and announces a curfew on Level 3.
An intense cold front turned parts of the Western Cape highlands into a winter wonderland thanks to widespread snow on the weekend. Hundreds of people waited in long queues to play in the snow in the Matroosberg Nature Reserve on Saturday.
President Cyril Ramaphosa reminded South Africans that no one was immune from the coronavirus and emphasised the need for the country to unite in its fight against the pandemic, following the death of AmaRharhabe Queen Noloyiso Sandile earlier this week.