Editorial
2 minute read
31 Jul 2020
5:00 am

Looser lockdown rules defy logic

Editorial

When there is little logic behind regulations, people will be tempted to break them.

Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane. Picture: KZN Tourism

It would be fascinating to be a metaphorical fly on the wall of the planning offices deep within the metaphorical bowels of the National Coronavirus Command Council. Wait – that wouldn’t happen, because the civil servants have declared flies are not permitted until Level 1… Absurdity is the only light with which you can view the ANC’s various lockdown decisions and the announcements yesterday were further proof of how socially distant from reality the ruling party has become. It is to be applauded that we are now allowed to travel for leisure – at least those of us who have...