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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: by Jennigay Coetzer.]

South Africa’s opposition parties have launched a legal challenge to the government’s lockdown regulations.

The main South African opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), has announced its intention to take the ANC government to court to fight what it describes on its website as “irrational” lockdown regulations that are “doing more harm than good.”

In his announcement, DA interim leader John Steenhuisen vowed that his party would fight to overturn every lockdown regulation that he considers irrational.

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South Africa at a Glance
59 620 000 (mid 2020 estimate)
3.2% y/y in July 2020 (CPI) & +1.9 y/y in July 2020 (PPI)
-51% q/q (2nd quarter of 2020)
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