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South Africa: Coronavirus (COVID-19) | VAT relief on the importation of “essential goods”

02 Apr 2020
BY Annelie Giles
SARS announced much needed VAT relief on the importation of “essential goods” as part of the coronavirus tax relief measures
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South Africa: Environmental processes and laws in the national state of disaster

02 Apr 2020
BY James Brand
The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries published directions to ensure fair processes with respect to certain environmental laws and reduce the impact of the coronavirus
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Publication of amendments to the MPRDA regulations for implementation

01 Apr 2020
BY Lloyd Christie, Edwin Berman
the “Minister published the Amendments to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Regulations
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South Africa: COVID-19, the Emergency Regulations and sectional title living

31 Mar 2020
BY Andrew Bembridge
The Regulations provide that every person is confined to his or her “place of residence” during the lock down period save for certain prescribed exceptions.
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South Africa: tips for essential service employees when being stopped by the police

31 Mar 2020
BY Adam Lombard, Aslam Moosajee, Derek Wanblad, Willem van der Colff
In response to the rapid spread of COVID-19, South Africa entered a lockdown period on 27 March 2020 and subject to any further directions from government, this period is due to last until midnight o…
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South Africa: is there an obligation on employers to report and investigate incidents of occupational-acquired COVID-19 in the mining industry?

31 Mar 2020
BY Tyla Foster, Pieter Colyn, Willem le Roux
Is the employer obligated to notify the Principal Inspector of Mines of known cases of COVID-19 in the workforce?
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Will the end of (L)IBOR be delayed?

31 Mar 2020
BY Deborah Carmichael
Many banks and other financial services businesses and corporates have started preparing for life after the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”).
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Mauritius: capital markets | practical considerations in the context of COVID-19

31 Mar 2020
BY Elsie Rasolohery Pascal
The COVID-19 outbreak is disrupting to businesses across industry sectors and jurisdictions. Below, we highlight a few considerations that are relevant to listed issuers.
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South Africa: time periods for civil proceedings during the lockdown period

31 Mar 2020
BY Tumi Modubu
On 26 March 2020, the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services issued Directions in terms of Regulation 10 of the Regulations under the Disaster Management Act, 2002
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South Africa: digitisation in the time of COVID-19

31 Mar 2020
BY Rakhee Dullabh, Daniel Mwale, Ridwaan Boda
. Irrespective of the external circumstances faced, organisations are being forced to find a way to ensure that they still remain in business. Technology is able restore economic equilibrium and ensu…
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South Africa: beware of what you post online about COVID-19

31 Mar 2020
BY Rakhee Dullabh
The regulations issued on Wednesday, 18 March 2020, make it an offence for people to publish fake news or disinformation about Covid-19 online.
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South Africa: FSCA provides general guidance to financial institutions on COVID-19

31 Mar 2020
BY Jessica Blumenthal, Johan Loubser
The circular sets out at a high level the expectations of the FSCA relating to the culture and responsibilities of financial institutions during the crisis. It does not have the force of law.
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South African Mining Industry: is there an obligation on employers to report and investigate incidents of occupational-acquired Covid-19?

31 Mar 2020
BY Willem le Roux, Pieter Colyn, Tyla Foster
the employer is required to notify the Principal Inspector of Mines of any occurrence at the mine that results in the illness of any person
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South Africa: COVID-19 | tax relief measures

31 Mar 2020
BY Robert Gad, Jo-Paula Roman
On Monday, 23 March 2020, the President of South Africa announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown, with effect from midnight on Thursday, 26 March 2020.
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telecoms and media in brief | issue 11

31 Mar 2020
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telecoms and media in brief | issue 11
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