KNOW YOUR RIGHTS IN RESPECT OF SAPS DURING THE LOCKDOWN: During this period, while we all work towards curbing the spread of COVID-19, our government has instituted extraordinary measures in terms of the Disaster Management Act. In terms of section 27 of the Act, a national disaster has been declared, and regulations have been issued
The Covid-19 virus has placed our society in a completely new state of existence and as such many regulations have been drafted and updated by our government as a response to the national lockdown. Because these are regulations to be administered only during a State of Disaster, it is a reality that many of these regulations will affect and restrict the abilities and rights of all people.
The Women’s Legal Centre reflects after President Ramaphosa addresses the nation for the third time on Monday evening on the status of our COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa. The WLC recognises that this is a difficult time for everyone; our government, public interest sector and nation. Our main reflection during this lockdown is what a