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South Africa: COVID-19 related insurance claims and coverage: the arguments for and against coverage

insurance

02 Jun 2020
BY Rob Scott AND Zara Sher

The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has raised a lot of questions around insurance coverage in relation to COVID-19 related losses, exposures and liabilities.
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Distressed M&A: You do not have to sell cheaply, but you must move quickly

private equity

02 Jun 2020
BY Justin Balkin AND Tony Lee

In the coming months, we expect to see more distressed M&A resulting from companies being pressured by creditors to divest assets to pay down debt and avoid going into business rescue (or liquidation) or to fund ongoing operations.  
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Business failure: what happens to the trade marks?

intellectual property (IP)

02 Jun 2020
BY Ilse du Plessis

The South African publishing industry has been hit by two bombshells, leading to speculation about the future of many much-loved magazine titles.
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Trade marks in Africa: Mozambique joins ARIPO

intellectual property (IP)

02 Jun 2020
BY Ilse du Plessis

The big news in African IP has been the announcement that Mozambique will be joining the ARIPO system for trade marks.
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Trade marks: don’t register them “purely as a legal weapon”

intellectual property (IP)

02 Jun 2020
BY Gerard du Toit

The long-running Skykick saga recently reached its conclusion.
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South Africa: Alert level 3

dispute resolution

02 Jun 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee

In this note, we provide an overview of various salient features of the newly issued regulations.
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South Africa: CIS exemption relating to sale and repurchase obligations

banking and finance

02 Jun 2020
BY Jessica Blumenthal AND Johan Loubser

On 11 May 2020, issued a broad exemption to managers of collective investment schemes in securities permitting them to suspend the creation, issue, sale and repurchase of participatory interests in certain circumstances.
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South Africa: Employment equity goals and targets as retrenchment selection criteria: fair and objective or a no-go?

employment

02 Jun 2020
BY Lauren Salt AND Jessie Moore

In the face of COVID-19, employers must not forget their legal obligations particularly in respect of workplace transformation.
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ENSafrica: Coronavirus (COVID-19) legal update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) issue 7 | 02 Jun 2020

issue 7
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 354 | 31 May 2020

issue 354
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South Africa: Regulation of sport under alert level 3

29 May 2020

new regulations issued under alert level 3 are ambiguous in terms of what sports are permitted
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South Africa:Alert level 3: special arrangements for learners or students at schools or institutions of higher learning

29 May 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee

Students to require a certificate to travel to their institute of learning
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Alert Level 3 Regulations: the key takeaways for employers

29 May 2020

The much-anticipated Alert Level 3 Lockdown Regulations, issued in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 were gazetted yesterday, Thursday, 28 May 2020.
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South Africa: alert level 4 – back to work with strings attached

employment

26 May 2020
BY Nils Braatvedt AND Shivani Moodley

We look at some of the key obligations arising from the Regulations from an employment perspective.
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NCA: a court cannot authorise a debtor’s obligations to remain permanently unsatisfied

dispute resolution

26 May 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee AND Joshua Davis

As a result of the McLachlan decision, it is now settled that a debt review order which has the effect that a consumer’s financial obligations remain permanently unsatisfied, is ultra vires the NCA and is therefore null and void.
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