by Ms Dantia Richards | Published on 29 April 2020 for The Ethics Institute monthly newsletter
The moral behaviour of South Africans during the national lockdown, gives me moments of both sheer joy and painful disappointment. As South Africans, often referred to as the ‘rainbow nation’, it is astounding to see the diverse effect on individuals; and the variety of responses to COVID-19 and lockdown this ‘rainbow nation’ has delivered.
Driving to my closest shopping centre, I see a disturbing amount of people completely disregarding the measures put in place by our President to keep South Africans safe during the largest pandemic we have faced in our lifetime. People are still roaming the streets as if they have a pink slip allowing them to do so.