The DA says it has been left with no choice but to take Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to court over the continued ban on the personal care industry.
It also asked for timelines as to when the prohibition would be lifted, the criteria to be used by the relevant minister when lifting the ban on personal care services, as well as the criteria used when the government decided to allow for religious gatherings to resume.
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McPherson, in an application with Palladium Hair Company - a hair services company based in Greenpoint, Cape Town - asked the court to declare the amended disaster management regulations unconstitutional and unlawful.
"The blanket ban on the personal care services industry operating is irrational, arbitrary and unreasonable," they argue in the court application.
"No discernible decision appears to have been taken by the Cogta minister or any other minister for that matter... that it is unsafe for the personal care services industry to return to work under Level 3,” they argued.