Which lockdown regulations do you want clarity on from a legal expert?

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There are many lockdown regulations which are not clear on what is allowed or not. MyBroadband will contact a legal expert to share their views on these regulations.

Question: Which lockdown regulations do you want clarity on from a legal expert?
 

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There are many lockdown regulations which are not clear on what is allowed or not. MyBroadband will contact a legal expert to share their views on these regulations.

Question: Which lockdown regulations do you want clarity on from a legal expert?
No legal expert's opinion means anything.

They know as much as we do.

All these rules/"laws" are obviously open to interpretation all the way from the top to grass roots level, where at each roadblock and shop entrance, schit is just made up on the fly.


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Why has no-one (yet) challenged the more nonsensical parts of the lockdown regulations on the basis of the president (or whoever else) not applying their mind? E.g., the exercise hours, etc, etc.

At least this would force the government to disclose what scientific advice they had actually received.
 

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Can this legal expert maybe get same clarity on when the president is planning to grow a pair of balls so that he can tell the rest of them who is in charge ? :unsure:
We are currenetly in a State of Disaster and because of this, COGTA manages everything in relation to to it. She also has the power to extend it indefinitely.

Oh, unless it falls foul of the law and outside of her mandate, the ConCourt can (and will legally) throw out most of our complaints. Simply put, none of us challenged the Disaster Management Act while it was in draft, because we never saw ourselves in this current predicament.

 
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Groen92

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We are currenetly in a State of Disaster and because of this, COGTA manages everything in relation to to it. She also has the power to extend it indefinitely.

Oh, unless it falls foul of the law and outside of her mandate, the ConCourt can (and will legally) throw out most of our complaints. Simply put, none of us challenged the Disaster Management Act while it was in draft, because we never saw ourselves in this current predicament.


So we're trapped like this forever, and our only escape is by suicide?
 

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Guys, please stick to the subject of asking legal issues related questions.

Mine;
Are the disaster managers allowed to just decide to make any contravention of their rules additionally punishable with a criminal record?
 

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We are currenetly in a State of Disaster and because of this, COGTA manages everything in relation to to it. She also has the power to extend it indefinitely.

Oh, unless it falls foul of the law and outside of her mandate, the ConCourt can (and will legally) throw out most of our complaints. Simply put, none of us challenged the Disaster Management Act while it was in draft, because we never saw ourselves in this current predicament.

2)Section 27(2) of the Act may, when required, make regulations
or issue directions or authorise the issue of directions concerning the matters listed therein,
only to the extent that it is necessary for the purpose of -
(a)assisting and protecting the public;
(b)providing relief to the public;
(c)protecting property;
(d)preventing or combatting disruption;
or (e)dealing with the destructive and other effects of the disaster.
How does dictating what I can and cant buy or when im allowed to exercise do any of these?
 

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2a. If governments later decide to enforce receiving a vaccine for COVID-19, and I believe it's unnecessary and / or believe that it's certain that it's full of harmful substances, can this government ever force me to take it under any set of circumstances?

2b. If the above is possible, is there any known country where it isn't possible due to their local laws?
 

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I have read some legal opinions such as this one https://www.biznews.com/thought-leaders/2020/05/13/covid-19-lockdown-unlawful-van-schalkwyk , but that is not the only one, which seem to throw doubt on the legality of State of Disaster in the way that it has been enacted, in its entirety?

So my questions to a legal expert would be:
1) Has the State of Disaster been enacted in a lawful manner right from the start?
2) If not, what force in law, if any, do all the decrees made by the central committee posses?
3) What recourse do ordinary people who have been adversely affected in so many ways have against the individuals on that committee?
 

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Question: Which lockdown regulations do you want clarity on from a legal expert?
The whole thing is flawed ....

It was flawed from the moment it became hazy, and departmental over reach from the police to the DTI.
 

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All you need to know is do not pay any admission of guilt fine and wait for your day in court when the charges against you will inevitably be dropped. You have the right not to incriminate yourself, and the burden of proof is on the state to prove that you've committed an offence, not for you to prove that you have not. Do not give up your legal rights by admitting guilt to anything.
 

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Here’s my legal question - at what point is the use of force (and whatever means are necessary) justified against an illegally constituted committee that is abusing state security organs to withhold the constitutional rights of citizens?
 

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Would the lockdown regulations be considered a business interruption event for an insurance claim?
 

Brian_G

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How are serious political needs affected, for instance if the DA wanted to enforce a voters' referendum does our country's "emergency" regulations hinder that option?
 

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WTF What is going on with the ConCourt? The last entry on the court roll is 17 March (i.e. pre-lockdown) and thereafter there's only three in May, none of which seem as significant as the various challenges to the state of disaster and NCCC where at least one has had its urgency denied.

The court roll is usually pretty full, now it is empty while big questions are being asked about these severe infringements upon our constitutional rights. What's going on?

Source:
 

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Every regulation that doesnt pass the constitutional test must be questioned , challenged and opposed by all means possible.
 
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