Published 09 May 2020 by Dr Iqbal Survé

Level 4 lockdown arrived on May 1 and while greeted with much jubilation, also sadly demonstrated just how much homo sapiens residing in South Africa have not changed at their core, says Dr Iqbal Survé. Picture: Armand Hough/African News Agency (ANA)

I have felt somewhat jaded this past week. Not because of the lockdown and the battle businesses are dealing with at present – those are just givens.

Actually, in all my interactions with my colleagues in the business world, I have found new heroes and heroines who have risen to the challenge of digging deep, innovating under pressure and generally speaking, demonstrating great leadership even while facing their own personal concerns and worries about what the future holds for them and their families.

Level 4 lockdown arrived on May 1 and while greeted with much jubilation, also sadly demonstrated just how much homo sapiens residing in South Africa have not changed at their core.

I am referring here to the thousands of people who selfishly threw caution to the wind, and thronged the roads, parks and public spaces across the land. Images show countless numbers ignoring the regulations for masks or social distancing, thus recklessly endangering those around them.

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