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We should talk about civil disobedience

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Civil disobedience is something we should always keep in the back of our minds as active citizens of a nation. Picture: iStock
Civil disobedience is something we should always keep in the back of our minds as active citizens of a nation. Picture: iStock

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Does the law always deserve our strict adherence? Most people would say yes. But consider the rule of law principle that the law must apply equally to both the governors and the governed, and then apply this principle to South Africa. Using this standard, has government been faithful to our fundamental law, the Constitution? Without venturing an answer to the first question posed, I think it is time that South Africans talked about civil disobedience in general.

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