Many countries around the world recorded dramatic declines in crime under lockdown. South Africa was among them, with major reductions across most crime types.
The court says people need to be able to trust the government to abide by the rule of law, make rational regulations, and not intrude on the rights of those subject to the law.
We’d all love to know more about our neighbours – from COVID-19 data, census data and other official data sources – but we shouldn’t.
The 17 goals seek to end all forms of poverty everywhere by 2030, by achieving 169 targets. Progress in achieving them does not match the hype.
President Ramaphosa’s emphasis on fighting crime is well placed. Most categories of violent crimes have risen dramatically over the past eight years.
The law aimed at fighting gangs lacks the power to disrupt their activities.