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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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South Africa: A new Online Portal and Easy Aid Guides for applying to the C19 TERS

employment

16 Apr 2020
BY Lauren Salt AND Jessie Moore

In the wake of the rapid developments to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Temporary Relief Scheme (“C19 TERS”) in the past few weeks, it is critical that employers remain informed and up-to-date on the latest processes in place.
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Uganda: the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on the landlord and tenant relationship

14 Apr 2020
BY Rachel Musoke AND Sheila Pacuto

In response to the efforts to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Ministry of Health published regulations providing for the closure of various places
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Mauritius: Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on financial institutions

14 Apr 2020

The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the incidental measures adopted by the Mauritian government represent serious potential impact for financial institutions in general.
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Mauritius: Competition Commission clarifies application of competition law rules during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis

14 Apr 2020
BY Shrivan Dabee

The Competition Commission of Mauritius (“CCM”) has issued a communiqué on 9 April 2020 stating that it understands that:
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South Africa: Regulating employee conduct while working remotely

employment

14 Apr 2020

A new dawn has come in the world of employment where many South African employees are required to work from home as a measure to curb the rapid spread of the new life threatening Coronavirus
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South Africa: How to choose a video conferencing platform in the time of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

14 Apr 2020
BY Isaivan Naidoo AND Lucinda Botes

Given the fact that many countries are under some form of lockdown as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, organisations that are able to do so, are now working remotely, with video conferencing platforms
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South Africa: Certain call centres are now able to operate during the lockdown

14 Apr 2020
BY Isaivan Naidoo AND Lucinda Botes

On 9 April 2020, the Departments of Health, Trade and Industry, and Competition issued a directive that allows call centres that provide health, safety, social, support, government and financial services to international markets to operate
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South Africa: Cost-cutting employment alternatives to retrenchment following the extended lockdown

employment

14 Apr 2020
BY Brian Patterson AND Audrey Johnson

Like many other countries worldwide, South Africa went into a 21-day national lockdown on 27 March, in an effort to help slow down the spread of the Coronavirus
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South Africa: Estate planning during a pandemic: are your affairs in order?

14 Apr 2020
BY Deon Beachen

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has disrupted lives and continues to wreak havoc on the global economy, has seen a sudden and dramatic shift in the way we live.
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South Africa: All Industries excluding the mining industry: is there an obligation on employers to report and investigate incidents of employees contracting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) ?

mine and occupational health and safety

14 Apr 2020
BY Willem le Roux AND Tyla Foster

Several health and safety obligations (both general and specific) towards employees are imposed on an employer or user in respect of the "workplace".
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Mauritius: Capital markets | practical considerations in the context of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

14 Apr 2020
BY Elsie Rasolohery Pascal

The Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd (“SEM”) made an announcement on 14 April 2020 regarding the filing of issuers’ financial statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2019.
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South African Mining Industry: Practical considerations for employers relating to coronavirus (COVID-19), post lockdown

mine and occupational health and safety

09 Apr 2020
BY Pieter Colyn AND Warren Hendricks

General duties and obligations of employer in terms of the MHSA
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