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Sea Point Promenade. Photo: Cape Talk

Depending on where you were today during the first hours of freedom for walkers, joggers and bikers since lockdown began 35 days ago, it was chaos or total quiet. Much attention on social media focused on the Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town, where a larger than usual crowd came out. Bloubergstrand was almost as bad, but Durban’s promenade appeared slightly less crowded.

Many people commented on how irrational the government’s regulation is that exercise can only be done between 6 and 9 a.m., leading to crowds in normally popular places trying to make the most of being allowed out only three hours every day.

Most of the pictures on social media were of the Sea Point Promenade, a busy area in normal times. In many other places, like Durban, people were keeping their distance, but there were fewer numbers. Our photographer Tom Brown found few people out on Centurion Golf Estate.



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Centurion. Photo Tom Brown.

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Photo: Linda Michelmore – “What an absolute thrill it was to be able to get out and walk again and what a beautiful morning!!”