A South African resident of Ocean View Nadia Petersen poses for a photograph after her feeding program finished for the day in Ocean View, Cape Town. Petersen started the feeding program from her home in Ocean View which is one of the gang and crime hot spots in the city. Many impoverished residents rely on the one meal a day they receive from her due to the lack of jobs caused by the lockdown. Donations for Nadia Petersen's feeding scheme have been received from individuals across Cape Town who bring it to her home at 21 Mzar Crescent Ocean View.(Photo: EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA)
It has been 13 days since President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announced lockdown took effect bringing South Africa from Port Elizabeth to Musina and Stompneus Bay to Butterworth to a grinding halt. The lockdown has sent the entire country into physical distancing and isolation. For the privileged and those with secure jobs, the impact has been an inconvenience where some of the biggest moans have been no surfing or walking dogs. For the poor the impact has been less access to piece jobs, food and shelter. We share below a selection of photos from around the country, telling a small part of the story in images from great photographers. We will continue to share photo essays as the story of our country is shared in images.
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