WATCH: A year of lockdown in SA

Tonight at midnight, South Africa will have been in lockdown for one whole year. eNCA reporter Lindokuhle Xulu in Johannesburg, Ronald Masinda in Cape Town, and Lethiwe Mdluli in Durban are finding out how ordinary citizens are doing, a year into lockdown. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - A year ago, on 26 March, South Africa entered lockdown for the first time.

A lot's happened since then, with the level of the lockdown changing to manage COVID-19 infections and deaths.

READ: COVID-19 in SA: Tighter restrictions bad for business

The country is currently on lockdown level one, but concerns of a third wave continue ahead of the Easter long weekend. 

Lockdown restrictions and measures to combat the virus led to a rise in nefarious activities.

Black-market alcohol and cigarette sales boomed, and PPE corruption has been prevalent as many seek to cash-in on protective gear, masks and sanitiser tenders.

Watch the video above as eNCA reporters talk to ordinary South Africans about their experiences a year in the lockdown.


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