While the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ordered that the lockdown regulations, which were declared invalid and unconstitutional, be amended within 14 days, the national state of disaster is set to lapse before that deadline. On Tuesday, Judge Norman Davis found that, while the declaration of a national state[…]
The government will face yet another legal challenge over the legality of the lockdown when the Liberty Fighters Network (LFN) and its president Reyno de Beer bring an urgent challenge in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday. LFN, which identifies itself as a renegade social justice organisation, is[…]
The number of people infected with the COVID-19 virus who travelled from the Western Cape to the Eastern Cape during the seven-day grace period for travel between provinces now stands at 80. Travellers between the provinces were tested during the week at the Tstitsikamma and Aberdeen border lines. Spokesperson for[…]
Telecommunication lockdown regulations aimed at fighting Covid-19 and aid contact-tracing efforts pose the risk of being misused, according to Murray Hunter who is an independent researcher and information rights activist. Hunter was speaking with Professor Jane Duncan, the head of the department of journalism at the University of Johannesburg, during[…]
Police have warned members of the public violating the lockdown regulations to be ready to face the full might of the law. About 17 000 people have been arrested since the beginning of the 21 day national lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19. The deadly virus which was first[…]
Police Minister Bheki Cele said 55 people were arrested for breaking regulations on the first day of SA’s 21-day lockdown. He was speaking in Pretoria at an inter-ministerial briefing on the back of day one of the national lockdown. The lockdown began at midnight on Thursday and saw the SA[…]
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