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Uganda: Ministry of Health issues statutory instruments to combat Coronavirus (COVID-19)

26 Mar 2020
BY Phillip Karugaba, 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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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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A dismissal dressed as a breach of contract is still a dismissal: a warning to employers

employment | 24 Mar 2020
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In terms of ordinary contract principles, if an employee commits an act of serious misconduct, this constitutes a breach of contract.
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South Africa: can employees, who are infected with COVID-19, be compensated in terms of COIDA?

24 Mar 2020
BY Willem le Roux, Pieter Colyn, Celeste Coles
The South African Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 ("COIDA") addresses compensation payable to employees, who suffer from occupational diseases, which has arisen out of, …
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) | landlord and tenant relationships and force majeure

23 Mar 2020
BY Andrew Bembridge
Given the recent regulations published under the Disaster Management Act, 2002 and the State of Emergency Act, 1997, certain restrictions have been imposed by the South African Government
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New Ministerial Orders cast light onto gross misconduct and working hours, and introduce death allowance in private sector

23 Mar 2020
BY Dieudonné Nzafashwanayo
On 20 March 2020 the Rwandan Government issued nine ministerial orders implementing the Labour Code that entered into force in September 2018.
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Rwanda: Measures issued to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and their potential legal implications

23 Mar 2020
BY Désiré Kamanzi
With effect from 14 March 2020, Rwanda’s Ministry of Health and other governmental bodies have issued several measures that will be implemented in order to mitigate the risk of Covid-19, also known a…
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Mauritius: Coronavirus (COVID-19) | new measures introduced

23 Mar 2020
BY Deepti Bismohun, Natasha Behary Paray, Shrivan Dabee, Valentine Mayer
Following the nationwide confinement measure announced by the Mauritian Prime Minister and effective since 6am on 20 March 2020 for a duration of two weeks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the f…
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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19): can you escape your contractual liabilities?

19 Mar 2020
BY Jason Valkin
The law on force majeure and supervening impossibility of performance
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South Africa: B-BBEE verifications in a world of social distancing

19 Mar 2020
BY Sanjay Kassen
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is changing the way we live, interact and conduct business. The Broad-based Black Economic Empowermnet (“B-BBEE”) world in South Africa is no different.
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