Boots on the ground: behind SA’s national lockdown

PODCAST | WEEK 1: The fight for control

03 April 2020 - 14:33 By Graeme Hosken, Alex Patrick and Paige Muller
Soldiers in Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg. They will be deployed to Alex, Hillbrow and other parts of Johannesburg during the lockdown.
Soldiers in Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg. They will be deployed to Alex, Hillbrow and other parts of Johannesburg during the lockdown.
Image: Alaister Russell

LISTEN TO WHAT HAPPENED OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR:

For South Africans in densely populated urban areas, it is almost impossible to socially isolate and this strain was felt as SA entered its first official week of lockdown.

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.

Take a trip outside your front door without having to leave your home, by tuning into Boots on the ground: behind SA’s national lockdown.


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