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South Africa: the impact of the Draft Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill, 2020 on the time periods for tax matters

tax

07 Apr 2020
BY Taryn Solomon

The Draft Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill, 2020 (“Bill”) was released for public comment on 1 April 2020 and once signed into law, will take effect from that date.
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Mauritius: capital markets | practical considerations in the context of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

07 Apr 2020
BY Elsie Rasolohery Pascal

Trading and settlement activities on SEM and CDS will resume on Monday, 6 April 2020.
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Mauritius – tax measures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19)

07 Apr 2020
BY Shrivan Dabee , Valentin Hardy AND Yashna Munbauhal

In light of the widespread impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), various tax measures that companies and individuals should be aware of have been announced by the Mauritius authorities
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) | closing commercial transactions during lockdown

corporate commercial

07 Apr 2020
BY Zeyn Bhyat AND Sarah Binge

With South Africa currently under a nationwide lockdown, practical challenges arise for parties to existing (or new) commercial transactions that are scheduled to “close” during this period.
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South Africa: ICASA Coronavirus (COVID-19) National State of Disaster Regulations

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

07 Apr 2020
BY Wilmari Strachan

On 6 April 2020, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (“ICASA”) published the Information and Communications Technology (“ICT”) COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations (the "Regulations").
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Uganda: an assessment of Uganda’s legal response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

07 Apr 2020
BY Phillip Karugaba , Rehema Nakirya Ssemyalo AND Tracy Kakongi

Ten years ago, Uganda’s National Disaster Preparedness and Management Policy predicted that “an influenza pandemic may occur when a new influenza virus appears against which the human population has no immunity.
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) | obligations and roles of the electronic communications sector amended

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

07 Apr 2020
BY Wilmari Strachan

Directions pertaining to the communications sector were issued on 26 March 2020 by the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, to ensure the smooth operations of the electronic communications sector
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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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