Article 149

“Life in Lockdown”

When the global Coronovirus pandemic began to spread, South Africa went into a 5-week hard lockdown at the end of March 2020.

At the time, we had no way of knowing that, one year later, in March 2021, we would still be in Lockdown, although the levels have gone up and down and restrictions have been eased and tightened at intervals.

Pinelands residents were asked to contribute some stories of how they dealt with the challenges and opportunities of this period. I wrote a short piece about our lives during Lockdown.

Published in The Muse, Pinelands Community Magazine, in May 2020.