for subscribers

Government's spend defending lockdown court cases: R3.4 million and counting

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola.
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola.
GCIS

The state has thus far paid R3.4 million to defend 116 court cases brought against its lockdown regulations, and this figure is set to rise.

The R3.4 million also didn't include any cost orders.

DA MP Mat Cuthbert asked Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola in a written parliamentary question for a detailed breakdown of the costs the government had incurred in defending legal action brought against its gazetted regulations during the national lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19.

There’s more to this story
Subscribe to News24 and get access to our exclusive journalism and features today.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
When assisting your child with remote learning this year, did you:
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Follow the school's comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) curriculum?
14% - 391 votes
Adjust the CSE curriculum to suit the family's morals?
24% - 681 votes
Ignore the schools CSE programme and do your own teaching?
63% - 1806 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
15.18
(-0.12)
ZAR/GBP
20.42
(-0.10)
ZAR/EUR
18.47
(-0.35)
ZAR/AUD
11.26
(+0.12)
ZAR/JPY
0.15
(+0.04)
Gold
1838.70
(-0.06)
Silver
24.14
(+0.54)
Platinum
1053.00
(+2.99)
Brent Crude
48.78
(+0.95)
Palladium
2335.00
(+1.15)
All Share
59360.11
(+0.70)
Top 40
54496.87
(+0.60)
Financial 15
11592.19
(+1.69)
Industrial 25
79962.06
(+0.35)
Resource 10
56919.91
(+0.53)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo