Saturday will mark exactly three months since SA went on what was supposed to be a three-week “hard” lockdown of the country to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

At that time SA had just a handful of cases, mostly imported by travellers, and President Cyril Ramaphosa was rightly praised for his leadership and proactive stance. Compared with what has happened in countries such as Brazil, the US and the UK, SA can count itself lucky to have had the leadership quality shown by Ramaphosa and his health minister, Zweli Mkhize...

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