NEVA MAKGETLA: How we can make it easier to isolate in crowded communities
SA’s history is littered with failed initiatives because people have been required to comply with impossible demands
In SA, as in the rest of the world, the lockdown is often portrayed as an all-out war on Covid-19. That puts security personnel in the front line, amid calls for patriotic discipline.
But SA’s history suggests another metaphor: to succeed, we need a popular movement of informed citizens who seek to maintain physical distance despite the high cost to incomes and comfort, and to wash their hands. That is, we need to make citizens the subject, not the object, of the lockdown...