JOHANNESBURG - As we count down to President Cyril Ramaphosa's address on Sunday, calls are mounting for tougher restrictions.
Infection numbers have been rising and healthcare workers are under strain.
Some health industry organisations now say the third wave numbers reflect a lack of planning in a country that never learns from past crises.
Front line workers say the disease has caused utter devastation and they are sounding alarm bells to others to respect lockdown restrictions.
South Africa has recorded more than 17,000 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
157 COVID-19 related deaths have also been recorded, bringing total fatalities to 59,778 to date.
eNCA’s Nqobile Madlala shares more details in the video above.