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COVID-19 Resource Hub

Helping business navigate the legal, regulatory and commercial implications of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In this resource hub you can view our insights on key developments and challenges around the pandemic.

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Corporate & Commercial

COVID-19 Update — Adjusted Alert Level 1

COVID-19 Update — Adjusted Alert Level 1

Following the confirmation by South African COVID-19 Modelling Consortium that the country has emerg

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Vaccination certificates for religious gatherings – Who is on the side of the angels?

Vaccination certificates for religious gatherings – Who is on the side of the angels?

During his latest so-called “family meeting” on 30 September President Cyril Ramaphosa told the nati

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Business Rescue: sooner rather than later — here’s why

Business Rescue: sooner rather than later — here’s why

With so many businesses facing financial distress as a consequence of the economic fall out of the p

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Briefing Notes from Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu

Briefing Notes from Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu

Following the president’s announcement on 25 July 2021 where the president mentioned the re-introduc

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COVID-19 Update — Adjusted Alert Level 3

COVID-19 Update — Adjusted Alert Level 3

Due to the latest figures indicating that the peak of the third-wave infections have been largely pa

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Stay alert - more stringent Level 3 regulations

COVID-19 UPDATE: Stay alert - more stringent Level 3 regulations

Measures tighten up in the centre of the storm as the national lockdown moves into the Adjusted Aler

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Lessons from the COVID pandemic for franchisors and franchisees

Lessons from the COVID pandemic for franchisors and franchisees

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a time of unprecedented challenges for businesses in all sectors and

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Business interruption insurers take another hit

Business interruption insurers take another hit

In an earlier publication we discussed the decision that was passed by the Western Cape Division of

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Further easing of lockdown Level One restrictions

Further easing of lockdown Level One restrictions

Below is a brief outline of recent changes to Level 1 Regulations released by the Minister of Co-Ope

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COVID-19: Wine exports during lockdown

COVID-19: Wine exports during lockdown

The Minister of Transport has lifted the ban on wine, agricultural cargo and any other fresh produce

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COVID-19: Department of Social Development Updates

COVID-19: Department of Social Development Updates

A resource and link summary covering the South African Government Department of Social Development's

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COVID-19: Department of Small Business Development Updates

COVID-19: Department of Small Business Development Updates

A resource and link summary covering the South African Government Department of Small Business Devel

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COVID-19: Department of Trade and Industry Updates

COVID-19: Department of Trade and Industry Updates

A resource and link summary covering the South African Government Department of Trade and Industry's

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COVID-19: Department of Communications and Digital Technologies Updates

COVID-19: Department of Communications and Digital Technologies Updates

A resource and link summary covering the South African Government Department of Communications and D

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Summary of the Regulations and Directions Published by the Minister of Transport

Summary of the Regulations and Directions Published by the Minister of Transport

Following the release of the Regulations, the Minister of Transport has issued a number of amendment

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Covid-19: Force Majeure – What are the legal implications?

Covid-19: Force Majeure – What are the legal implications?

Typically, force majeure clauses cover not only situations where a party may find it physically impo

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ZA websites must link to Government's COVID-19 information portal

ZA websites must link to Government's COVID-19 information portal

On 26 March 2020, the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies published Directions to fa

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COVID-19 Alert: Office closure

COVID-19 Alert: Office closure

Our staff and clients remain of utmost importance to us during this unprecedented and challenging pe

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Coronavirus implications for business: supply chain interruptions

Coronavirus implications for business: supply chain interruptions

Part 2 of a legal analysis of the COVID-19 outbreak. In this article we consider the legal issues fa

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Coronavirus implications for business: Corporate Governance

Coronavirus implications for business: Corporate Governance

Part 1 of a legal analysis of the COVID-19 outbreak. In this article we look at ways in which compan

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Dispute Resolution

Business Rescue: sooner rather than later — here’s why

Business Rescue: sooner rather than later — here’s why

With so many businesses facing financial distress as a consequence of the economic fall out of the p

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Directives Issued by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

Directives Issued by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

Directives Issued by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on 2 May 2020, in Terms of Section 8 (3) (b) of t

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Legal practitioners violate the law during Lockdown

Legal practitioners violate the law during Lockdown

This article discusses the recent judgment handed down in the High Court of South Africa, Mpumalanga

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COVID-19: Bad news for bearers of fake news

COVID-19: Bad news for bearers of fake news

The Minister of Health has said that fake news is one of the greatest threats to effectively managin

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Litigation in times of Lockdown

Litigation in times of Lockdown

This article summarises the practice directives issued before and after the National Lockdown and ar

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Covid-19: Attending a funeral during the Lockdown

Covid-19: Attending a funeral during the Lockdown

This article summarises the amendments to the regulations regarding travel restrictions during Lockd

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Employment

Briefing Notes from Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu

Briefing Notes from Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu

Following the president’s announcement on 25 July 2021 where the president mentioned the re-introduc

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COVID-19 Update — Adjusted Alert Level 3

COVID-19 Update — Adjusted Alert Level 3

Due to the latest figures indicating that the peak of the third-wave infections have been largely pa

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The latest COVID-19 TERS benefit extension: who qualifies and how

The latest COVID-19 TERS benefit extension: who qualifies and how

In this alert, we broadly outline the recent developments concerning the COVID-19 TERS benefit, whic

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No more bacon for Mr Mogotsi: COVID-19 and dismissible conduct

No more bacon for Mr Mogotsi: COVID-19 and dismissible conduct

In a recent Judgment in the matter of Eskort Limited v Stuurman Mogotsi, the Labour Court pronounced

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Stay alert - more stringent Level 3 regulations

COVID-19 UPDATE: Stay alert - more stringent Level 3 regulations

Measures tighten up in the centre of the storm as the national lockdown moves into the Adjusted Aler

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COVID-19 TERS: Further Extension

COVID-19 TERS: Further Extension

The UIF has begun processing the most recent (and the final) batch of COVID-19 Temporary Employer-Em

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TERS Has Been Extended: Who Benefits?

TERS Has Been Extended: Who Benefits?

The extended COVID-19 TERS should offer much needed relief to certain employees still effected by th

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The possibility of impossibility: lockdowns, salaries and supervening impossibility

The possibility of impossibility: lockdowns, salaries and supervening impossibility

In this article, we look at a recent judgment from the High Court which dealt with an employer’s obl

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COVID-19: Some practical guidance for employers (Part 2 of 2)

COVID-19: Some practical guidance for employers (Part 2 of 2)

Part 2 of a 2-part series of articles providing some guidance and assistance to employers in light o

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Proceedings in the Labour Court and the CCMA during the State of Disaster and Lockdown

Proceedings in the Labour Court and the CCMA during the State of Disaster and Lockdown

This article outlines the directives issued by the Labour Court and the CCMA relating to access and

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COVID-19: Regulations and the workplace

COVID-19: Regulations and the workplace

A brief overview of some of the State of Disaster and Lockdown regulations, and their implications f

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COVID-19: Some practical guidance for employers (Part 1 of 2)

COVID-19: Some practical guidance for employers (Part 1 of 2)

Part 1 of a 2-part series of articles providing some guidance and assistance to employers in light o

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Environmental

COVID-19: Health and Safety measures to be implemented by employers

COVID-19: Health and Safety measures to be implemented by employers

The Department of Employment and Labour has published a directive stipulating measures to be taken b

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COVID-19: Regulatory Update regarding the reinstatement of mining operations

COVID-19: Regulatory Update regarding the reinstatement of mining operations

By Liezl Stern Recent 'COVID-19 Regulations' amendments relating to the reinstatement and/or partial

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COVID-19: Directions by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy

COVID-19: Directions by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy

The directions issued by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy provide for the extension of t

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COVID-19: Employees' compensation if virus contracted through work

COVID-19: Employees' compensation if virus contracted through work

An employee who contracts the Coronavirus will be entitled to claim compensation if the employee the

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COVID-19: The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries’ response to Lockdown

COVID-19: The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries’ response to Lockdown

This update outlines the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries’ response to the National

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Privacy & Compliance

Restructuring your data retention practices: what you should be thinking about

Restructuring your data retention practices: what you should be thinking about

Recently, Google announced changes to its data retention practices which included new privacy improv

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Pandemic control through the use of Personal Data

Pandemic control through the use of Personal Data

Contact tracing could lead to South Africans having to sacrifice aspects of their right to privacy i

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COVID-19: Guidance note on the processing of personal information

COVID-19: Guidance note on the processing of personal information

The purpose of the Guidance Note is to guide responsible parties when processing personal informatio

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Tax

COVID-19: Department of Finance Updates

COVID-19: Department of Finance Updates

A resource and link summary covering the South African Government Department of Finance's regulatory

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Trending in Tax — March 31, 2020

Trending in Tax — March 31, 2020

Treasury steps into uncharted waters– Latest tax developments and tax relief measures for businesses

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Trending in Tax — March 16, 2020

Trending in Tax — March 16, 2020

Treasury excludes duty rebates for goods damaged, lost or stolen due to robbery and theft. Adjustmen

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Trending in Tax — March 6, 2020

Trending in Tax — March 6, 2020

To the relief of many South Africans, the 2020 budget speech has gone against the grain of many spec

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