Human Rights Office Slams South Africa's 'Toxic Lockdown Culture'
The United Nations Human Rights Office has said that the nation has created a "toxic lockdown culture" through heavy-handed and aggressive implementation by law enforcement. The message came after UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet emphasised that emergency powers "should not be a weapon governments can wield to quash dissent, control the population, and even perpetuate their time in power".
Police and soldiers deployed to enforce the Covid-19 lockdown.
Since President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement of a lockdown in South Africa, the call to stay indoors has not been heeded in some communities and police and military have been ... Read more »
A few amendments have been made as the country enters into an extended lockdown period. Mining operations will now operate at 50% capacity, particularly coal mining to supply ... Read more »
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