We've got news for you.

Register on TimesLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now


No mask? No problem. Public opinion is shifting and it's time for masks to go

All over SA people are taking their masks off indoors and there's mounting evidence that citizens have begun to think for themselves

01 May 2022 - 00:00 By Hans Mackenzie Main

As I write this, they're scattered all across the country. In Mugg & Bean, Rosebank Mall, a young attorney is standing fully upright in deep conversation with an advocate, both maskless. In Gardens Centre, Cape Town, a 32-year-old teacher is on their way to Woolworths, their face uncovered, not a single mask on their person. In Home Affairs, Durban, an ID card applicant is standing in a queue that has made its way into the building, their mask wrapped around their lower jaw.   ..

This article is reserved for Sunday Times subscribers.

A subscription gives you full digital access to all Sunday Times content.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Registered on the BusinessLIVE, Business Day or Financial Mail websites? Sign in with the same details.

Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.