The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) says its phones have been ringing off the hook with anxious and depressed South Africans seeking help.

According to a survey conducted by the organisation, at least 65% of South Africans had heightened stress challenges during the first few weeks of the coronavirus hard lockdown, which ended in May.

The country is now on lockdown level one.

While the race to find a cure for COVID-19 continues, the pandemic has not spared students from its devastating effects.  

VOFM’s Anastasia Mokgobu has more.