Court throws SA’s lockdown exit strategy into disarray — but it got it wrong
Whether the judgment is overturned on appeal or not, what it shows – once again – is that SA’s rule of law and its judicial independence are alive and kicking
The high court in Pretoria has declared the government’s lockdown regulations unconstitutional and, therefore, invalid, driving a coach and horses through SA’s Covid-19 strategy.
Judge Norman Davis found that both the level 3 and level 4 regulations are “irrational”. The government has five Covid-19 alert levels, from level 5 down to level 1, when most normal activity can resume...