Coronavirus Pandemic l South Africa under a national state of disaster for over 21 months
Published at : 20 Dec 2021
South Africa has been under a national state of disaster for over 21 months, since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Mercedes Besent looks back at when the government invoked the Disaster Management Act, to deal with the health crisis.
She also looks at the reaction to lockdowns and how parliament plans to curb the unfettered powers the Act gives the Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, to extend the state of disaster indefinitely.
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