This week’s 10 must-read Covid-19 articles
As the world economies start to reopen, SA is battling with the legality of its own government’s lockdown restrictions
1. Amid increasing questioning of many of the government’s lockdown regulations, there are more challenges to restrictions, some going as far as to challenge them in their entirety. As former public protector Thuli Madonsela writes (https://www.businesslive.co.za/fm/opinion/protected-space/2020-06-04-thuli-madonsela-an-open-letter-to-cyril-ramaphosa/), “We must remember, Mr President, that public policies and conduct must not only pass the reasonableness test in a court of law, they should also pass that test in the court of public opinion.”
2. The ban on tobacco products has been one of the most controversial restrictions. The matter is now before the courts. (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/2020-06-04-tkeep-tobacco-ban-even-if-court-finds-it-unlawful-says-dlamini-zuma/)..