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South Africa: COVID-19 related insurance claims and coverage: resolving the coverage disputes

Insurance

28 Jul 2020
BY Rob Scott AND Zara Sher

It is imperative that an expeditious route or process be found in order to bring a finality to the business interruption claims in the South African context in the shortest possible timeframe.
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ENSafrica: Coronavirus (COVID-19) legal update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) issue 11 | 28 Jul 2020

issue 11
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COIDA – Directive on Compensation for Workplace-Acquired Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

mine and occupational health and safety

24 Jul 2020
BY Willem le Roux , Pieter Colyn , Celeste Coles , Gerhardt Ehlers , Juanita Broom , Tyla Foster AND Warren Hendricks

The Directive replaces the notice issued on 23 March 2020 regarding occupationally-acquired Coronavirus (COVID-19). 
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ENSafrica: Coronavirus (COVID-19) legal update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) issue 10 | 30 Jun 2020

issue 10
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South Africa: Pretoria High Court rules the state must consider race when awarding COVID-19 relief funding to SMMEs

dispute resolution

25 Jun 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee AND Joshua Davis

On 19 June 2020, the Pretoria High Court handed down judgment in Democratic Alliance v President of the Republic of South Africa and Four Others
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) | financial services during level 3

banking and finance

19 Jun 2020
BY Roger Rudolph , Angela Itzikowitz , Aslam Moosajee , Jessica Blumenthal , Johan Loubser AND Metumo Shilongo

This article focuses specifically on the financial services industry under level 3 with reference to the regulations made under the Disaster Management Act, 2002 on 29 April 2020.
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South Africa: litigating during alert level 3 and contact details for the Johannesburg High Court

dispute resolution

17 Jun 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee AND Vishana Makan

On 1 June 2020, the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services issued directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in all courts, court precincts and justice service points in South Africa during alert level 3
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South Africa: government opposes the DA’s application to declare section 27 of the Disaster Management Act unconstitutional and invalid

dispute resolution

17 Jun 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee AND Shenaaz Munga

The DA requests the Constitutional Court to pronounce that any declaration of a national state of disaster and any regulation or direction made or issued under section 27(2) should be laid before parliament by the COGTA Minister.
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ENSafrica: Coronavirus (COVID-19) legal update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) issue 9 | 17 Jun 2020

issue 9
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South Africa: DA launches application to declare section 27 of the Disaster Management Act unconstitutional and invalid

dispute resolution

09 Jun 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee AND Shenaaz Munga

In this application, the DA seeks leave from the Constitutional Court for direct access in terms of section 167(6)(a) of the Constitution read together with Rule 18 of the Constitutional Court Rules.
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ENSafrica: Coronavirus (COVID-19) legal update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) issue 8 | 09 Jun 2020

issue 8
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South Africa: Zoom and section 189 consultations

employment

09 Jun 2020
BY Brian Patterson AND Shivani Moodley

This judgment reflects that our courts are taking judicial notice of a new normal that has emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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South Africa: Consolidated COVID-19 Direction on Health and Safety in the Workplace (for industries outside mining) 

mine and occupational health and safety

05 Jun 2020

On 4 June 2020, Notice R.639 was published in Government Gazette No. 43400, in terms of which the Minister of Employment and Labour issued a Consolidated COVID-19 Direction.
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South Africa: Commentary on Pretoria High Court judgment declaring the lock-down regulations invalid

dispute resolution

03 Jun 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee AND Joshua Davis

On 2 June 2020, Judge Norman Davis handed down judgment declaring the regulations promulgated in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 unconstitutional and invalid.
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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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