Thuli Madonsela: The (un)reasonableness of government’s Covid-19 regulations

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The harsh regulations of the lockdown have deprived millions of South Africans – including smokers – of their basic human rights, as guaranteed in the Constitution.
The harsh regulations of the lockdown have deprived millions of South Africans – including smokers – of their basic human rights, as guaranteed in the Constitution.

It is increasingly clear that those bearing the brunt of the draconian regulations do not have the means to engage with public policymakers

In Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic, The Little Prince, the prince narrates a story of a king he met on a tiny planet far away.

Regarding authority and public obedience, the king opined: “One must require of each what each is able to give … Authority rests first of all upon reason.

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