Rorisang Kgosana
3 minute read
23 Dec 2021
4:55 am

2021 – The year of Covid variants, elections, and real superhumans stepping up

Rorisang Kgosana

The Citizen's Rorisang Kgosana, picks out the stories that made the biggest impact on her in 2021.

South Africans cast their votes at the Joburg City Hall voting station, 1 November 2021, during the South African local government elections. Picture: Michel Bega

When the 21-day lockdown was first introduced in March of 2020, some of us still had hope that by this time of last year, the Covid virus that had gripped the world would be nothing but a memory. It wasn't to be though, and we started the year under yet another strict lockdown level, which included a curfew, and bottle stores shut tight, while Minister of Police Bheki Cele advised us to stay indoors and rather drink water. Nearly two years into the pandemic, nothing seems to have changed except the virus which continues to mutate with each new wave....