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Taking stock of a local lockdown

For one week, Nelson Mandela Bay has been the only area in the country that has been put under a stricter lockdown. Taverns have to close early, alcohol can only be sold at specific times, and the initiation season has been put on hold.


The coastal town is usually a tourist destination at this time of the year for business and entertainment. In townships, women ululate and beat drums welcoming the initiates back from the mountain. 

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