Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni
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13 Oct 2020
6:17 am

SA no longer needs to operate under National Disaster Act – expert

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni

The state of national disaster expires on Thursday, when President Cyril Ramaphosa gears to address the nation.

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: The Citizen

The D-Day for the extended national state of disaster on Thursday has prompted concerned parties to push for an end to the imposed lockdown by December. This as President Cyril Ramaphosa gears to address the nation on Thursday. The national state of disaster was declared in March and was last extended in August. Concerns over the risk of a second wave of Covid-19 infections, since the daily rate stabilised in August have been drowned out by calls for Ramaphosa to announce a date for the reopening of the country, citing the devastation caused by the abrupt shutdown of industries crucial...