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Coronavirus (COVID-19) | legal update
issue 9 | 17 Jun 2020

dispute resolution

South Africa: Government opposes DA’s application to test constitutionality of the Disaster Management Act

In last week’s COVID-19 legal update, Aslam Moosajee and Shenaaz Munga (ENSafrica | Dispute Resolution) explained the crux of the Democratic Alliance’s application. The government respondents have since filed their opposing papers in this matter. For an updated article, which also explains the contentions and arguments put forward by the respondents, please click here.

natural resources and environment

South Africa: The imperative for sustainable development

In this commentary, Stephen Levetan and Dalit Anstey (ENSafrica | Natural Resources and Environment) explain why, in a COVID-19 (and post COVID-19) world, it will be very important to strike a balance between the different pillars of sustainable development.

regulatory update

South Africa: New sports regulations for alert level 3 of lockdown

After some delay since they were first announced, Minister Nathi Mthethwa’s sport regulations for level 3 were finally gazetted on Thursday, 11 June. They set out the full list of “professional non-contact sports” that have been given the go-ahead to resume matches. A notable omission from that list is swimming. The new regulations also set out which “professional contact sports” are allowed to resume training. Aslam Moosajee and Joshua Davis (ENSafrica | Dispute Resolution) give a full overview.

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