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ENSafrica: Coronavirus (COVID-19) legal update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) issue 3 | 21 Apr 2020

issue 3
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South African crypto asset regulatory framework proposed

tax

21 Apr 2020
BY Megan McCormack AND Jo-Paula Roman

The Crypto Assets Regulatory Working Group (“CAR WG”) of the Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (“IFWG”) has released its long-anticipated position paper on crypto assets.
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The phasing-out of LIBOR: a helpful guide to the “must-have” features of contractual fall-back language

banking and finance

21 Apr 2020
BY Deborah Carmichael

Market participants are undertaking significant work to prepare for a transition away from the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”).
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and privacy concerns in your school

technology, media and telecommunications (TMT)

21 Apr 2020
BY Era Gunning AND Wilmari Strachan

In light of the declaration of a National State of Disaster as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it is now likely that schools and further learning institutions in South Africa will remain closed for the foreseeable future
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New Directives from the Chief Justice, Supplementary Directives from the Gauteng Judge President and Directions from the SCA in regard to litigating during lockdown

dispute resolution

20 Apr 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee AND Vishana Makan

In order to provide guidance to litigators in navigating the national state of disaster, the Chief Justice has issued two sets of directives that apply to all superior courts across the country.
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South Africa: Water and Sanitation Emergency Procurement COVID-19 Disaster Response Directions published

natural resources and environment

20 Apr 2020
BY Lloyd Christie AND James Brand

The Directions implement the emergency procurement of water supply and sanitation services to identified areas to combat the spread of COVID-19.
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Africa Business In Brief

issue 348 | 19 Apr 2020

issue 348
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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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Constitutional Court adopts a tough line against corrupt behaviour

dispute resolution

14 Apr 2020
BY Aslam Moosajee AND Vishana Makan

The recent Constitutional Court judgment in National Director of Public Prosecutions v Botha N.O. and Another considered the issue of whether a proportionality analysis is required for the forfeiture of unlawful proceeds
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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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