It's been a year since South Africa first encountered Covid-19 and what began as a lockdown meant to be over in weeks has stretched into 2021, while the number deaths has surpassed 50 000 and businesses across the country face an uncertain future.
At a hospital in the Western Cape, Dr Gauta Kgomo, one of South Africa's more than one million frontline healthcare workers, said working during the pandemic has come with a mixture of emotions. "It's excitement, it's depression ... and cycling between hope and loss of hope. It's been stressful, it's been educational, it's just been a lot," said Kgomo.
The doctor, who declined to name the public hospitals he has worked in, moved to a Cape Town hospital three months ago.