FMF FEATURE ARTICLE
Loadshedding and lockdown expose paperthin democracy
A renewed round of loadshedding was implemented amidst heavy rains during the week of the 11th of April. During March, government also decided to formalise “temporary” lockdown restrictions into permanent regulations issued by the labour and health departments. These will be in operation indefinitely if adopted. What can this tell us about the state of South African democracy?