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South Africa: Regulator’s response to the impact of COVID-19 on the retirement funds industry

31 Mar 2020
BY Arabella Bennett, 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-…
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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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South Africa: travelling and movement during lockdown

27 Mar 2020
BY Altair Richards, Pippa Reyburn, 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 pe…
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South Africa: repercussions of allegations about a person’s coronavirus (COVID-19) status

27 Mar 2020
BY Tumi Modubu, 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

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 Regulation…
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South Africa: TERS and the National Disaster Benefit: some much-needed clarity

27 Mar 2020
BY Lauren Salt
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

27 Mar 2020
BY Wilmari Strachan, 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?

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, Mzi Mgudlwa
ENSafrica remains at your service during Coronavirus | COVID-19 times
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South Africa: employers and trade unions working together to give employees some respite during the national lockdown

26 Mar 2020
BY Pareen Rogers, Devon Jenkins
There has been great concern among employees, particularly those that earn hourly and weekly wages, regarding whether they will be able to sustain themselves and their families during the lockdown pe…
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown essential services | technology, media and telecommunications

26 Mar 2020
BY Ridwaan Boda, Wilmari Strachan
The Regulations published in terms of the impending coronavirus lockdown are far from clear and explicit when it comes to ICT, including datacentres, fibre optic infrastructure, towers and antennae.  
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South Africa: Coronavirus | electronic signatures and electronic meetings

26 Mar 2020
BY Ridwaan Boda
Two common legal issues that arise from remote working are: the electronic signing of agreements and instructions; and whether meetings can take place using technological means.
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South Africa: national disaster declaration – now what?

26 Mar 2020
BY Pippa Reyburn
Numerous additional regulatory instruments to give effect to the lockdown and to regulate its consequences have been and will continue to be issued from day to day as SA navigates its way through and…
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South Africa: what does the lockdown mean for current litigation matters?

26 Mar 2020
BY Michael Gradidge
In terms of the lockdown, everyone is to be confined to their homes for 21 days, save for certain workers involved in providing essential services. But what does all of this mean for current litigati…
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South Africa: update | are remote businesses still allowed to operate during the lockdown?

26 Mar 2020
BY Johan Loubser
Allowing remote businesses to operate would mitigate the adverse economic effect of the current disaster, which must be an objective of disaster management.
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