Level 3: Moves in the right direction are not enough; Sakeliga still going to court

Despite growing scientific and public consensus that lockdown no longer serves a justified purpose, government has doubled down. It remains committed to its strategy of a protracted phasing-out of lockdown over what appears to be at least several months. “Yes, there...

Sakeliga cautions against state mediation after two attempts

Parties attempting this mediation risk facing a partial facilitator and the state delaying their cases, while suffering uninterrupted material harm under arbitrary and unlawful lockdown regulations.

Lockdown: 50% could go bankrupt within three months – Sakeliga poll

More than 50% of the 706 respondents taking part in the business group Sakeliga’s latest Covid-19 business impact poll during the first part of May indicated that their businesses could go bankrupt within three months if the lockdown is continued in its present form....

Sakeliga launches landmark case against lockdown

Business group Sakeliga has launched a case that could alter lockdown across all levels. The case involves the unlawfulness of permits and other government licensing requirements for businesses. Sakeliga is asking the High Court to set aside a range of licensing...

Notice: Sakeliga announces litigation against lockdown regulations

Sakeliga will ask the court to set aside virtually all permit requirements prescribed by national government…

Lockdown a disaster in the making

The sound of businesses shutting their doors and workers joining the ranks of the unemployed are fast becoming the hallmarks of this lockdown. It is an economic, humanitarian, and social disaster in the making. 19% of businesses recently polled by Sakeliga expect to...

Sakeliga invites businesses to report obstruction by law-enforcement

Business group Sakeliga is preparing litigation to undo or mitigate the permit system for doing business. Its goal is to restore the right to work and do business, by preventing arrests and related obstructions where government or law-enforcement unlawfully requires...

Sakeliga provides legal opinion on rights of media and guests

Following incidents of unlawful obstruction and threatening of guests travelling to and from the studios of news programmes, Sakeliga requested formal legal opinion from counsel on the rights of the media's guests and collaborators to travel for media-related...

Sakeliga exercises right to mediation with government

Business group Sakeliga today exercised its right to mediation with government on the lockdown regulations. In a letter to the Solicitor-General, Sakeliga requests his facilitation for mediation with the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr...

Government’s regulations dangerous and impossible to enforce

According to business organisation Sakeliga, government’s proposed regulations are a danger to public health, economic survival, and social stability. The small degree of regulatory relief announced is welcome but completely insufficient. What is urgently needed is a...

Level 3: Moves in the right direction are not enough; Sakeliga still going to court

Despite growing scientific and public consensus that lockdown no longer serves a justified purpose, government has doubled down. It remains committed to its strategy of a protracted phasing-out of lockdown over what appears to be at least several months. “Yes, there...

Sakeliga cautions against state mediation after two attempts

Parties attempting this mediation risk facing a partial facilitator and the state delaying their cases, while suffering uninterrupted material harm under arbitrary and unlawful lockdown regulations.

Lockdown: 50% could go bankrupt within three months – Sakeliga poll

More than 50% of the 706 respondents taking part in the business group Sakeliga’s latest Covid-19 business impact poll during the first part of May indicated that their businesses could go bankrupt within three months if the lockdown is continued in its present form....

Sakeliga launches landmark case against lockdown

Business group Sakeliga has launched a case that could alter lockdown across all levels. The case involves the unlawfulness of permits and other government licensing requirements for businesses. Sakeliga is asking the High Court to set aside a range of licensing...

Notice: Sakeliga announces litigation against lockdown regulations

Sakeliga will ask the court to set aside virtually all permit requirements prescribed by national government…

Lockdown a disaster in the making

The sound of businesses shutting their doors and workers joining the ranks of the unemployed are fast becoming the hallmarks of this lockdown. It is an economic, humanitarian, and social disaster in the making. 19% of businesses recently polled by Sakeliga expect to...

Sakeliga invites businesses to report obstruction by law-enforcement

Business group Sakeliga is preparing litigation to undo or mitigate the permit system for doing business. Its goal is to restore the right to work and do business, by preventing arrests and related obstructions where government or law-enforcement unlawfully requires...

Sakeliga provides legal opinion on rights of media and guests

Following incidents of unlawful obstruction and threatening of guests travelling to and from the studios of news programmes, Sakeliga requested formal legal opinion from counsel on the rights of the media's guests and collaborators to travel for media-related...

Sakeliga exercises right to mediation with government

Business group Sakeliga today exercised its right to mediation with government on the lockdown regulations. In a letter to the Solicitor-General, Sakeliga requests his facilitation for mediation with the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr...

Government’s regulations dangerous and impossible to enforce

According to business organisation Sakeliga, government’s proposed regulations are a danger to public health, economic survival, and social stability. The small degree of regulatory relief announced is welcome but completely insufficient. What is urgently needed is a...

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The sound of businesses shutting their doors and workers joining the ranks of the unemployed are fast becoming the...

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