Boots on the Ground

PODCAST | Remembering the first night of lockdown

05 March 2021 - 06:35 By Paige Muller
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

Exactly a year ago today SA found out that Covid-19 had landed on our shores for the first time. Three weeks later SA experienced its very first night of lockdown.

In the below podcast we revisit those first nights of chaos and confusion as SA and its citizens entered lockdown for the first time and began to brace themselves for what would become the new normal. 

Remember those first nights: 

This immersive podcast follows Sunday Times reporter Alex Patrick and senior reporter Graeme Hosken, as they document the first week of SA's lockdown in remarkable detail.

The Boots on the Ground podcast is dedicated to unravelling some of SA’s biggest news stories. It follows Sunday Times reporters as they investigate the stories making the headlines. 

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