The president last spoke to the nation a few days ago for the first time in a long time. After a sharp rise in the number of daily corona cases and the discovery of the fourth wave of COVID in South Africa, he gave his speech. To limit the virus's spread as quickly as possible, many people had expected him to put the country on high alert and impose even stricter rules.
As a surprise, the president didn't elevate the country to the next level; instead, his actions only reinforced current regulations while also introducing a few new ones, keeping the country at level 1.
Since corona spreads across large crowds and he wanted to prevent this from happening more often, he announced in his new set of regulations that all matric and after-party dances and celebrations would be canceled. As a result, this announcement has left us dissatisfied. They had hoped that, as they neared the end of their tests, they would have more time to relax and have fun, but that didn't turn out to be the case.
After that, students from Braam who had just finished their last matric paper were seen performing the unthinkable in the streets. On their way to celebrate their accomplishments in front of an enormous crowd, they were breaking the law by singing and dancing on the street. They have to have been in the 300+ range based on what was popular at the time. Students in grade 12 can be seen singing and dancing to the beat of a car stereo playing loud music. Take a look at the video embedded below.
A wide range of comments were expressed once the video was made public. There were many who defended the celebrations, pointing out that political parties had held massive get-togethers while the election was still in progress, while others condemned them, saying the children were putting themselves and their families in danger. The following are some of the responses to some of the questions I've received.
This is perfectly OK. During elections, this was a much more common occurrence. Allow children and teenagers to experience their adolescence unhindered. The elderly were not adequately protected from deception. That video got me thinking. What do you think? Do you think it's wrong for these students to be proud of themselves for working so hard? The following is where you can leave your thoughts.
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