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Locking down legal proceedings during Covid-19

There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has created widespread uncertainty for businesses around the world. During this time, many businesses have been faced with a mounting risk of potential legal disputes and drastically changed circumstances, to which they have had to adapt in order to survive...

By Darryl Bernstein, Rui Lopes and Nothando Mthimkhulu 27 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: The value of our shared humanity

Bruce Schubach, chief operating officer of Baker McKenzie Johannesburg, shares the his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how the law firm is navigating these unusual times...

By Shan Radcliffe 25 May 2020

Taurus creates R300m fund for SA law firms

Although a number of South African law firms have shifted to online consulting solutions, many are under financial strain due to the current delays and limitations at the courts, deeds office, Road Accident Fund and other legal bodies...

18 May 2020

Deal-making in a virtual world - the working environment post-Covid-19

It is difficult to lift one's gaze from the immediate, dramatic impact that Covid-19 has on our working lives and look towards the horizon to see what lies ahead. For those of us not engaged in essential services, however, perhaps now is the time to contemplate our working environment post-Covid-19...

By Johan Botes 14 May 2020

Pension funds could offer economic relief to members

People unable to work due to the pandemic may be looking to access their pension credits in this time of financial hardship. The position in South Africa remains that a member cannot access their pension benefits while they are still in service. Several other countries have however included, as part of their economic relief packages, measures targeting the assets of pension funds...

By Roxanne van Rooyen and Michelle David 8 May 2020

Limpopo court dismisses bid to halt schools re-opening

The Department of Basic Education has welcomed a judgment by the Limpopo High Court dismissing an application seeking to halt the department's proposed re-opening of schools on 1 June...

6 May 2020

Writing the future of the justice system - competition

Law For All, a company dedicated to fighting for equality and justice, calls on South Africa's creative minds and wordsmiths to enter a competition to help imagine a future world where everyone has access to justice and legal recourse. The winner will walk away with a R10,000 cash prize...

6 May 2020

Call for comment: CoCT's proposed amendments to Streets and Public Places By-law

The City of Cape Town is calling for public comment on proposed amendments to its Streets, Public Places and the Prevention of Noise Nuisances By-law. The amendments relate to the City's ability to act and recover costs in terms of the by-law and are available for public comment until 17 May 2020...

22 Apr 2020

Covid-19: Lawyers urge justice minister to re-open more courts

The Legal Practice Council (LPC), which governs all lawyers in South Africa, says the administration of justice has largely ground to a halt and firms have been hit financially...

By Tania Broughton 17 Apr 2020

10 ways to stay connected on Biz during lockdown

Self-isolation, lockdowns, working remotely and physical distancing can get you down. Bizcommunity is the daily 'virtual commute' that brings you closer to 19 industry communities...

Issued by 15 Apr 2020

Alternative dispute resolutions - a solution to your legal matters during lockdown

Finding alternative methods of resolving disputes and managing your legal affairs is paramount and may just save you time, money and rescue professional and personal relationships and your business/livelihood...

Issued by Adverb 14 Apr 2020

What the law says about co-parenting during lockdown

South Africa has entered completely unchartered waters in the past week, and divorced and separated parents as well as co-holders of parental rights and responsibilities, such as guardians, were left somewhat in the dark...

By Courtney Sarah Elson & Chervaune Uterm?hlen 7 Apr 2020

The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus...

Issued by 6 Apr 2020

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