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Uganda: legal implications of Covid-19

27 Mar 2020
BY Phillip Karugaba

As the country grapples with Covid-19, various directives are being issued by different authorities.
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Covid-19: information and resources

27 Mar 2020

Covid-19: information and resources
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Travelling and movement during lockdown

corporate commercial

27 Mar 2020
BY Altair Richards , Pippa Reyburn AND Rakhee Dullabh

SA entered its first day of lockdown on 27 March 2020 in response to the rapid spread of Covid‑19. This lockdown will last until 23h59 on Thursday, 16 April 2020. During this time, all movement of persons will be restricted.
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Repercussions of allegations about a person’s Covid-19 status

27 Mar 2020
BY Tumi Modubu AND Prencess Mohlahlo

While the fear of contracting Covid-19 is a real and devastating reality, one of the consequences of this fear is that it has the potential for social stigma.
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Extension of time for B-BBEE submissions and filings during the lockdown

broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE)

27 Mar 2020
BY Parusha Desai Valodia

The offices of the B-BBEE Commission will be closed from 27 March 2020 to 20 April 2020 and no submissions, filings, responses, documents and/or other correspondence pursuant to the B-BBEE Regulations 2016 will be accepted by the B-BBEE Commission.
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TERS and the National Disaster Benefit: some much-needed clarity

employment

27 Mar 2020
BY Lauren Salt AND Jessie Moore

The CCMA published a statement on its website, in which it provided some much-needed clarity on the options available to employees, employers and CCMA users in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Covid-19: obligations and roles of the electronic communications sector published

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

27 Mar 2020
BY Wilmari Strachan AND Tracy Cohen

Directions pertain to ensure the smooth operations of the electronic communications sector during the disaster period to combat the spread of Covid-19 in South Africa
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Covid-19 lockdown: do tenants have an obligation to pay rent?

corporate commercial

27 Mar 2020
BY Philip Geromont

The question arises as to whether the business owners (being tenants), must continue to pay rent to their respective landlords during the lockdown period.
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ENSafrica remains at your service during Coronavirus | Covid-19 times

27 Mar 2020
BY Michael Katz AND Mzi Mgudlwa

ENSafrica remains at your service during Coronavirus | Covid-19 times
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Uganda: Ministry of Health issues statutory instruments to combat Covid-19

26 Mar 2020
BY Phillip Karugaba AND Tracy Kakongi

The Minister of Health has invoked powers under the Public Health Act, (Cap. 281) to issue rules and orders aimed at combating Covid-19.
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Uganda and Kenya announce Coronavirus emergency tax measures

26 Mar 2020
BY Celia Becker

Over the last two days, Uganda and Kenya have both announced emergency tax measures to deal with the effects of the Coronavirus outbreak.
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Employers and trade unions working together to give employees some respite during the national lockdown

employment

26 Mar 2020
BY Pareen Rogers AND Devon Jenkins

There has been great concern among employees, particularly those that earn hourly and weekly wages, regarding whether they will be able to sustain themselves and their families during the lockdown period.
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Coronavirus lockdown essential services: technology, media and telecommunications

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

26 Mar 2020
BY Ridwaan Boda AND Wilmari Strachan

The Regulations published in terms of the impending Coronavirus lockdown are far from clear and explicit when it comes to ICT, including datacentres, fibre optic infrastructure, towers and antennae.  
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Coronavirus: electronic signatures and electronic meetings

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

26 Mar 2020
BY Ridwaan Boda AND Lucinda Botes

Two common legal issues that arise from remote working are: the electronic signing of agreements and instructions; and whether meetings can take place using technological means.
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South Africa’s national disaster declaration – now what?

corporate commercial

26 Mar 2020
BY Pippa Reyburn

Numerous additional regulatory instruments to give effect to the lockdown and to regulate its consequences have been and will continue to be issued from day to day as SA navigates its way through and ultimately beyond the Coronavirus pandemic.
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