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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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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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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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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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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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