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South Africa: tax considerations arising from the impact of COVID-19 on contractual obligations

tax

07 Apr 2020
BY Robert Gad , Megan McCormack AND Jo-Paula Roman

Our firm has published several articles (link here) in relation to the impact of COVID-19 on the contractual obligations of parties, mainly due to the promulgation of emergency legislation impacting performance
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ENSafrica: Coronavirus (COVID-19) legal update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) issue 2 | 06 Apr 2020

issue 2
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South Africa: essential services during lockdown | employer FAQs

employment

03 Apr 2020
BY Edward James AND Lauren Salt

Following the issuing of what has colloquially been called the “Lockdown Regulations” to reduce the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa, there has been a hasty scramble for essential services
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Mozambique: Coronavirus (COVID-19) state of emergency comes into effect

employment

03 Apr 2020
BY Alex Ferreira

A state of emergency, in order to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, has been imposed in Mozambique, with effect from 1 April 2020.
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South Africa: travel directions during the national state of disaster and the national lockdown

immigration

03 Apr 2020
BY Zahida Ebrahim

On 26 March 2020, directions were issued by the Minister of Home Affairs pursuant to the regulations published in terms of the Disaster Management Act, 2002
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South Africa: new POPIA/Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance Note issued

03 Apr 2020
BY Ridwaan Boda AND Era Gunning

The Information Regulator, established in terms of POPIA, has now issued a Guidance Note on the processing of personal information of data subjects in the management and containment of COVID-19.
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) | VAT relief on the importation of “essential goods”

tax

02 Apr 2020
BY Annelie Giles

SARS announced much needed VAT relief on the importation of “essential goods” as part of the coronavirus tax relief measures
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South Africa: Environmental processes and laws in the national state of disaster

natural resources and environment

02 Apr 2020
BY James Brand

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries published directions to ensure fair processes with respect to certain environmental laws and reduce the impact of the coronavirus
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Mauritius: measures for the informal sector during the coronavirus (COVID-19)

02 Apr 2020
BY Valentin Hardy AND Emmanuel Sauzier

The Mauritian government has decided to extend its scheme to the informal sector and take general measures aiming to facilitate the life of everyone during this crisis
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South Africa: inevitable litigation on the rise as a result of the Disaster Management Act Regulations

employment

02 Apr 2020
BY Pareen Rogers AND Hlengiwe Mahlangu

The restrictive measures in the Regulations and their consequent effect will inevitably lead to various legal challenges...
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South Africa: litigating during the national state of disaster

dispute resolution

02 Apr 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee

directives were issued by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services to clarify the position regarding court processes during the lockdown period
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) | VAT relief extension of the prescribed periods for the exportation of goods

tax

02 Apr 2020
BY Annelie Giles AND Seelan Moonsamy

SARS released Binding General Ruling that extends the prescribed time periods relating to the exportation of movable goods from South Africa
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South Africa: Regulator’s response to the impact of COVID-19 on the retirement funds industry

banking and finance

31 Mar 2020
BY Arabella Bennett AND Leigh Sedice

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (“FSCA”) has been proactive in responding to the threats posed to the retirement funds industry by the infectious disease caused by the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) (“COVID-19”) pandemic affecting South Africa.
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South Africa: COVID-19, the Emergency Regulations and sectional title living

real estate / property

31 Mar 2020
BY Andrew Bembridge

The Regulations provide that every person is confined to his or her “place of residence” during the lock down period save for certain prescribed exceptions.
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South Africa: tips for essential service employees when being stopped by the police

dispute resolution

31 Mar 2020
BY Adam Lombard , Aslam Moosajee , Derek Wanblad AND Willem van der Colff

In response to the rapid spread of COVID-19, South Africa entered a lockdown period on 27 March 2020 and subject to any further directions from government, this period is due to last until midnight on 16 April 2020.
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