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South Africa: FSCA provides general guidance to financial institutions on COVID-19

banking and finance

31 Mar 2020
BY Jessica Blumenthal AND Johan Loubser

The circular sets out at a high level the expectations of the FSCA relating to the culture and responsibilities of financial institutions during the crisis. It does not have the force of law.
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South African Mining Industry: is there an obligation on employers to report and investigate incidents of occupational-acquired Covid-19?

mine and occupational health and safety

31 Mar 2020
BY Willem le Roux , Pieter Colyn AND Tyla Foster

the employer is required to notify the Principal Inspector of Mines of any occurrence at the mine that results in the illness of any person
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South Africa: COVID-19 | tax relief measures

tax

31 Mar 2020
BY Robert Gad AND Jo-Paula Roman

On Monday, 23 March 2020, the President of South Africa announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown, with effect from midnight on Thursday, 26 March 2020.
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ENSafrica: Coronavirus (COVID-19) legal update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) issue 1 | 30 Mar 2020

issue 1
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Uganda: legal implications of coronavirus (COVID-19)

27 Mar 2020
BY Phillip Karugaba

As the country grapples with COVID-19, various directives are being issued by different authorities.
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Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Government Portals

27 Mar 2020

Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Government Portals
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South Africa: travelling and movement during lockdown

corporate commercial

27 Mar 2020
BY Altair Richards , Pippa Reyburn AND Rakhee Dullabh

SA entered its first day of lockdown on 27 March 2020 in response to the rapid spread of Covid‑19. This lockdown will last until 23h59 on Thursday, 16 April 2020. During this time, all movement of persons will be restricted.
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South Africa: repercussions of allegations about a person’s coronavirus (COVID-19) status

27 Mar 2020
BY Tumi Modubu AND Prencess Mohlahlo

While the fear of contracting COVID-19 is a real and devastating reality, one of the consequences of this fear is that it has the potential for social stigma.
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South Africa: extension of time for B-BBEE submissions and filings during the lockdown

broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE)

27 Mar 2020
BY Parusha Desai Valodia

The offices of the B-BBEE Commission will be closed from 27 March 2020 to 20 April 2020 and no submissions, filings, responses, documents and/or other correspondence pursuant to the B-BBEE Regulations 2016 will be accepted by the B-BBEE Commission.
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South Africa: TERS and the National Disaster Benefit: some much-needed clarity

employment

27 Mar 2020
BY Lauren Salt AND Jessie Moore

The CCMA published a statement on its website, in which it provided some much-needed clarity on the options available to employees, employers and CCMA users in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) | obligations and roles of the electronic communications sector published

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

27 Mar 2020
BY Wilmari Strachan AND Tracy Cohen

Directions pertain to ensure the smooth operations of the electronic communications sector during the disaster period to combat the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown | do tenants have an obligation to pay rent?

corporate commercial

27 Mar 2020
BY Philip Geromont

The question arises as to whether the business owners (being tenants), must continue to pay rent to their respective landlords during the lockdown period.
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ENSafrica remains at your service during Coronavirus | COVID-19 times

27 Mar 2020
BY Michael Katz AND Mzi Mgudlwa

ENSafrica remains at your service during Coronavirus | COVID-19 times
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Uganda: Ministry of Health issues statutory instruments to combat Coronavirus (COVID-19)

26 Mar 2020
BY Phillip Karugaba AND Tracy Kakongi

The Minister of Health has invoked powers under the Public Health Act, (Cap. 281) to issue rules and orders aimed at combating COVID-19.
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Uganda and Kenya: Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency tax measures

26 Mar 2020
BY Celia Becker

Over the last two days, Uganda and Kenya have both announced emergency tax measures to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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