It was inevitable that the government would face court challenges to some, if not all, of the lockdown regulations imposed after the easing of the initial hard shutdown of the country. But what has been interesting is the way the government has handled them.

Council for the Advancement of the SA Constitution executive secretary Lawson Naidoo said it best when he described the government’s approach to the high court in Pretoria case over  the invalidity of the level 4 and 3 lockdown regulations as “lackadaisical”. 

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