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Thabo May, a homeless man, told News24 on Saturday that he was waiting to be picked-up by the police to be taken to a place of safety for the 221 day national lockdown that began at midnight on Thursday 26 March.
On the second night of the country's nationwide lockdown, residents in the Cape Town City Bowl applauded frontline workers doing their part to battle the virus.
Residents in Langa and Nyanga in Cape Town were seen milling about, much like any other day. This despite the fact that Friday marked the start of the 21 day nationwide lockdown.
The small group of Khoisan people, who have been protesting outside the Union Buildings in Tshwane, don't know how they will survive the lockdown. They spent the last 16 months living off donations by visitors.
On any given Friday morning the streets in and around Cape Town's central business district would be jam-packed, with thousands of people and cars going about their daily activities.
On the first day of South Africa's nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the deadly Covid-19, police were out in numbers and resorted to the use of force to disperse residents.
Two Cape Town joggers were apprehended by traffic police on Friday after jogging in Beach Road, Sea Point in defiance of the national lockdown.
Capetonians flocked in their numbers to the Sea Point promenade to enjoy one last sunset mere hours before the national lockdown was to begin at midnight on Thursday.
The South African National Defence Force along with metropolice refused to allow Johannesburg's homeless to loiter in the CBD's street on Friday morning. This comes hours after the country went into a national lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19.
The Alexandra township near Sandton was abuzz on Friday morning, with people frequenting the streets, walking in groups and others consuming liquor on the first day of the national lockdown.
On a normal day the M1 De Villiers Graaff motorway, one of Johannesburg's major freeways, carries anything between 90 000 and 140 000 cars per day. But 27 March, was no ordinary day.
In Durban the homeless are still being helped at the exhibition centre before apparently being moved to secure locations around the city.
Police and metro police in Cape Town, stopped motorists along Jan van Riebeeck Road near Eerste River on the first day of the 21 day nationwide lockdown.
News24's reporters headed out to various major metros on Friday morning 27 March to see if South Africans heeded the president's call to stay at home. The nationwide lockdown came into effect at midnight on 26 March.
The streets around Sandton City were eerily quiet on the first day of South Africa's 21 day nationwide lockdown. The business hub is notorious for its gridlocked streets.
While public spaces were deserted for the most part on day one of the 21-day nationwide lockdown, two joggers from Pretoria still opted to go for their morning run.
As thousands of South Africans prepare to work from home during the 21-day lockdown, local psychiatrist, Professor Renata Schoeman, shares tips to remain safe and sane.
President Ramaphosa addressed members of the SANDF at the Doornkop military base in Soweto on Thursday ahead of a nationwide lockdown.
Social distancing can be really hard to deal with during this time. Local psychiatrist, Professor Renata Schoeman, explains when it's time to reach out for help.
TEARS animal rescue in Sunnydale outside of Cape Town called on the public to help evacuate its animals ahead of the countrywide lockdown - and Capetonians did not disappoint.