South Africans are still struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic and what some view as the arbitrary enforcement of lockdown regulations. Next week, schools reopen and small religious gatherings will be allowed.
This week, Muslims across the land celebrated Eid in their homes when the new moon appeared on Monday 25 May.
South Africa is preparing to not only meet the threat of Covid-19 but also confront an unprecedented economic recession that is already ravaging the world’s superpowers.
As the first cold front of the season blows in from the Cape and across the escarpment, we face possibly one of the toughest winters of our lives. Our best hope lies in physical distancing and social unity. And perhaps the most effective treatment we have for this virus and the social ills it has laid bare, is the treatment we afford one another.