ONE YEAR OF COVID-19: IN PICS | A look at Covid-19 through the lenses of our photographers

As the world comes to grips with the effects of Covid-19, SA has had its own unique experience of the pandemic exactly a year since the first case

05 March 2021 - 00:03 By TimesLIVE
Law enforcement officers confront a jogger about not wearing a mask.
Law enforcement officers confront a jogger about not wearing a mask.
Image: ESA ALEXANDER

As the world comes to grips with the effects of Covid-19, SA has had its own unique experience of the pandemic.

Thus far, more than 1.5 million South Africans have been infected, and over 50,000 have succumbed to Covid-19 related illnesses.

As the country settles in on the other side of the second wave, we commemorate a year since a coronavirus case was first recorded in SA.

Our photographers captured what words might have failed to describe about the pandemic.

Sifundo Mkhize walking through a deserted Oxford Road in Sandton.
Sifundo Mkhize walking through a deserted Oxford Road in Sandton.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi
A man sprays disinfectant as he sanitises the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Belgravia, Athlone, to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Cape Town.
A man sprays disinfectant as he sanitises the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Belgravia, Athlone, to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Cape Town.
Image: ESA ALEXANDER
Anton Lembede Street in Durban on day one of the national lockdown.
Anton Lembede Street in Durban on day one of the national lockdown.
Image: SANDILE NDLOVU
Members of the health services disinfect the Madala hostel in Alexandra, Johannesburg, as the government tries to control the outbreak of Covid-19.
Members of the health services disinfect the Madala hostel in Alexandra, Johannesburg, as the government tries to control the outbreak of Covid-19.
Image: Alon Skuy
A policeman threatens a man in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, during the crackdown on people infringing the lockdown regulations.
A policeman threatens a man in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, during the crackdown on people infringing the lockdown regulations.
Image: Alaister Russell
A policeman shows people how to social distance in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.
A policeman shows people how to social distance in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.
Image: Alaister Russell
Police officers and members of the SANDF patrol the streets in Eldorado Park.
Police officers and members of the SANDF patrol the streets in Eldorado Park.
Image: Alon Skuy
Members of the SANDF patrol the streets of Alexandra, Johannesburg, on the first day of the initial national 21-day shutdown.
Members of the SANDF patrol the streets of Alexandra, Johannesburg, on the first day of the initial national 21-day shutdown.
Image: Alaister Russell

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