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South Africa: Litigating during level 4

dispute resolution

12 May 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee , Vishana Makan AND Joshua Davis

On 2 May 2020, the Chief Justice of South Africa issued a set of directives in terms of the Superior Courts Act, 2013.
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Rwanda: Government issues new tax measures to cushion businesses against COVID-19 impact

12 May 2020
BY Dieudonné Nzafashwanayo

On May 9, 2020, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning announced new tax measures to cushion businesses against the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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ENSafrica: Coronavirus (COVID-19) legal update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) issue 5 | 12 May 2020

issue 5
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South Africa: Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 – invitation for public comments on draft guideline for COVID-19 outbreaks at mines

mine and occupational health and safety

12 May 2020

On Monday, 11 May 2020, a notice was published inviting the public to comment on the Draft Guideline for the Compilation of a Mandatory Code of Practice for the Mitigation and Management of COVID-19 Outbreak at mines.
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South Africa: Urgent court applications relating to COVID-19 regulatory framework at mines

mine and occupational health and safety

05 May 2020
BY Willem le Roux AND Warren Hendricks

On 17 April 2020 and 20 April 2020, consecutive urgent court applications were launched by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union.
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19): how to avoid vicarious liability for data protection breaches by employees in an online environment during lockdowns

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

28 Apr 2020
BY Era Gunning AND Jessica Steele

The UK’s highest court recently ruled that Morrisons,  a supermarket group,  was not vicariously liable for the criminal act of an employee with a grudge who leaked the payroll data of about 100 000 members of staff.
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ENSafrica: Coronavirus (COVID-19) legal update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) issue 4 | 28 Apr 2020

issue 4
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South Africa: Update to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) TERS and tax treatment of C19 TERS Benefit

employment

24 Apr 2020
BY Lauren Salt AND Arnaaz Camay

Many employers will still require assistance from the COVID-19 C19 TERS. However, what are the tax implications of these TERS benefits?
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ENSafrica: Coronavirus (COVID-19) legal update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) issue 3 | 21 Apr 2020

issue 3
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and privacy concerns in your school

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

21 Apr 2020
BY Era Gunning AND Wilmari Strachan

In light of the declaration of a National State of Disaster as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it is now likely that schools and further learning institutions in South Africa will remain closed for the foreseeable future
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New Directives from the Chief Justice, Supplementary Directives from the Gauteng Judge President and Directions from the SCA in regard to litigating during lockdown

dispute resolution

20 Apr 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee AND Vishana Makan

In order to provide guidance to litigators in navigating the national state of disaster, the Chief Justice has issued two sets of directives that apply to all superior courts across the country.
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South Africa: Water and Sanitation Emergency Procurement COVID-19 Disaster Response Directions published

natural resources and environment

20 Apr 2020
BY Lloyd Christie AND James Brand

The Directions implement the emergency procurement of water supply and sanitation services to identified areas to combat the spread of COVID-19.
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South Africa: amendments to the lockdown regulations: take-home points for employers

employment

17 Apr 2020
BY Lauren Salt AND Jessie Moore

On 16 April 2020, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs issued a notice which amended several material aspects of the lockdown regulations issued in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002.
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South Africa: MPRDA related timeframes extended

16 Apr 2020
BY Lloyd Christie AND Ntsiki Adonisi-Kgame

The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy recently published Coronavirus (COVID-19) related regulations pertaining to some of the prescribed timeframes in the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act
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South Africa: will the creation of a Coronavirus (COVID-19) contact tracing database pose any security concerns?

16 Apr 2020
BY Era Gunning AND Rakhee Dullabh

A recent government notice amended the regulations published in terms of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 to provide for the mandatory establishment of the COVID‑19 Tracing Database by the National Department of Health.
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