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Relief for taxpayers during the Lockdown period
Relief for taxpayers during the Lockdown periodArticle

The Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill 2020 seeks to alleviate cash flow burdens on taxpayers, which may arise as a result of Covid-19 restrictions implemented under the Disaster Management Act...

Virusha Subban and Prenisha Govender 9 Sep 2020

Stay on the right side of Covid-19 regulations
Stay on the right side of Covid-19 regulationsArticle

Greg Brown, divisional director: legal information and compliance at LexisNexis South Africa, sums up the Covid-19 workplace obligations below..

Issued by LexisNexis 21 Aug 2020

Primedia Outdoor geared to safeguard employees during Covid-19
Primedia Outdoor geared to safeguard employees during Covid-19Article

As confirmed cases of the coronavirus accelerates across many communities in South Africa, Primedia Outdoor places the highest priority on the health, safety and well-being of its staff and their families, while protecting the continuity of its operations and essential functions...

Issued by Primedia Outdoor 20 Aug 2020

Covid-19 puts the brakes on South Africa's promotion spiral
Covid-19 puts the brakes on South Africa's promotion spiralArticle

South Africans have had to adjust their promotion-obsessed purchasing habits during the Covid-19 lockdown, with R14bn fewer goods being sold on promotion during April and May 2020 compared to the same time last year...

Issued by Nielsen 30 Jul 2020

Cooking up a storm: Restaurant staff protest across South Africa
Cooking up a storm: Restaurant staff protest across South AfricaArticle

Curfew and alcohol ban cited as major factors as the industry sheds thousands of jobs...

Zoë Postman, Nokulunga Majola, Ashraf Hendricks, Joseph Chirume and Lucas Nowicki 23 Jul 2020

C40 Cities launches Mayors Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery post-Covid-19
C40 Cities launches Mayors Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery post-Covid-19Article

C40 Cities has released its C40 Mayors Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery. The plan seeks to create a 'new normal', which will identify, contain and proactively prepare cities for future pandemics, while addressing systemic injustices and keeping global warming below the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement.

23 Jul 2020

Covid-19 UIF benefit extended to August
Covid-19 UIF benefit extended to AugustArticle

Employment and Labour Deputy Minister Boitumelo Booi says the Covid-19 Temporary Employers/ Employee Relief Fund, set up to help those who found themselves out of work due to lockdown, will be extended to August...

21 Jul 2020

CT High Court rules on illegal evictions
CT High Court rules on illegal evictionsArticle

Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has welcomed the Western Cape High Court judgment against the City of Cape Town on illegal evictions...

16 Jul 2020

ECDs, partial care facilities reopening readiness assessed
ECDs, partial care facilities reopening readiness assessedArticle

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has urged operators of ECD centres and partial care facilities across the country to complete the online self-assessment exercise before reopening...

6 Jul 2020

Cinemas, casinos, theatres and sit-in restaurants allowed to re-open under strict conditions
Cinemas, casinos, theatres and sit-in restaurants allowed to re-open under strict conditionsArticle

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has signed and gazetted an amendment to the regulations for the advanced Covid-19 alert Level 3 lockdown - which will allow cinemas, casinos, sit-in restaurants and theatres to start operating again, albeit, under strict conditions...

26 Jun 2020

High Court rules SRD grant should be available to asylum seekers, special permit holders
High Court rules SRD grant should be available to asylum seekers, special permit holdersArticle

On 18 June 2020, the Gauteng High Court gave judgment declaring that eligible special permit holders, and asylum seekers with visas valid on 15 March 2020 can access the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant...

Dibuseng Motlokoa and Laura Macfarlane 24 Jun 2020

Most schools ready to reopen
Most schools ready to reopenArticle

Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, says most of the country's schools are ready to receive learners from Monday morning...

8 Jun 2020

Grand Parade traders allowed to open shop in Level 3
Grand Parade traders allowed to open shop in Level 3Article

Informal traders on the Grand Parade are allowed to resume trade from 1 June following a ruling by the Western Cape High Court.

1 Jun 2020

Covid-19: Can employees withdraw from the workplace?
Covid-19: Can employees withdraw from the workplace?Article

Employees returning to work from the Covid-19 lockdown will need to show reasonable justification if they halt work on the basis that they may be exposed to the virus...

Kenneth Coster 29 May 2020

Covid-19: Emergency measures and investor-state arbitration claims
Covid-19: Emergency measures and investor-state arbitration claimsArticle

The unprecedented nature of the Covid-19 pandemic has re-kindled debates around the appropriateness of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in bi- and multi-lateral investment treaties...

Sarah McKenzie and Chandni Gopal 27 May 2020

Locking down legal proceedings during Covid-19
Locking down legal proceedings during Covid-19Article

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...

Darryl Bernstein, Rui Lopes and Nothando Mthimkhulu 27 May 2020

Final year students to return to varsity under Level 3, free data
Final year students to return to varsity under Level 3, free dataArticle

Final year students and those graduating in 2020 may return to campus under Level 3 lockdown...

25 May 2020

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Who decides whether surgery is necessary in a pandemic?Article

It is only within the individual doctor-patient interaction that such an assessment can be made...

Philip Matley 19 May 2020

Covid-19 impact on trade and labour in the fresh fruit, vegetable industry
Covid-19 impact on trade and labour in the fresh fruit, vegetable industryArticle

As countries explore re-opening in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, it is important to our industry's recovery to look at how challenges across the supply chain may affect the agriculture industry.

12 May 2020

Reinier van Heel
Are there trade opportunities for junior coal miners in Level 4?Article

It is no secret that the current regulations around the production and trade of minerals related to the Covid-19 pandemic has presented constraints in the supply of industrial commodities...

Reinier van Heel 12 May 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on small and micro businesses in SA
The impact of Covid-19 on small and micro businesses in SAArticle

In almost all the messages, strategies and press conferences we have seen in these tough times of a global pandemic, one thing is clear in the world of SMMEs...

Lindiwe Kunene 8 May 2020

Schools must remain closed, DBE emphasises
Schools must remain closed, DBE emphasisesArticle

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) on Thursday warned against the premature re-opening of schools...

7 May 2020

How drones can helps us win the war against Covid-19
How drones can helps us win the war against Covid-19Article

Drones can be useful in the battle against Covid-19 if it is used correctly. China's healthcare industry is an example of the successful implementation of drones against the virus...

7 May 2020

Covid-19 and downgrades: Director's duties unpacked
Covid-19 and downgrades: Director's duties unpackedArticle

At the same time as grappling with a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19, South Africa's credit rating was also downgraded to below investment grade by Moody's...

Safiyya Patel & Jayshall Vassen 6 May 2020

Current position on the movement of goods in South Africa
Current position on the movement of goods in South AfricaArticle

The nationwide statutory lockdown in South Africa has resulted in uncertainty in the transport industry relating to the movement of goods from ports of entry. In addition, it has added to supply chain and foreign investment challenges in South Africa, especially at the country's ports of entry...

Prenisha Govender and Virusha Subban 28 Apr 2020

Mobile users cannot opt-out of govt texts
Mobile users cannot opt-out of govt textsArticle

Mobile consumers should also be aware that they cannot opt-out from receiving educational text messages on Covid-19 from the South African government...

28 Apr 2020

Minerals Council outlines industry readiness
Minerals Council outlines industry readinessArticle

While it is too early to assess accurately the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the state of the industry, concerns have been raised by some parties regarding the care that mining companies have taken, and will take, as production is phased up in the sector...

28 Apr 2020

Domestic perceptions survey - Understanding Covid-19 in SA
Domestic perceptions survey - Understanding Covid-19 in SAArticle

Brand South Africa supports Government's efforts to inform and educate citizens on the Covid-19 virus, as well as the precautionary measures implemented...

Issued by Brand South Africa 23 Apr 2020

Not taking lockdown lying down: A 360 industry overview
Not taking lockdown lying down: A 360 industry overviewArticle

An overview of Bizcommunity's Press Offices, companies and organisations putting the grit in integrity, by continuing to communicate and innovate despite the many challenges of the Covid-19 lockdown...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 21 Apr 2020

Using tech to resolve disputes during lockdown
Using tech to resolve disputes during lockdownArticle

Webber Wentzel is encouraging its clients to use its technology tools and capability to progress and resolve disputes during the Covid-19 lockdown...

Paula Youens 20 Apr 2020

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Pilots, drone owners urged to comply with Covid-19 regulationsArticle

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has urged aviators to comply with the regulations and directions of the Disaster Management Act aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19...

20 Apr 2020

Tax relief for PBOs providing Covid-19 disaster aid
Tax relief for PBOs providing Covid-19 disaster aidArticle

Income tax and donations tax relief measures have been made available for donors and qualifying Public Benefit Organisations (PBOs) established to assist with Covid-19 disaster relief efforts...

Riette Engels-Van Zyl 15 Apr 2020

Home Affairs outlines measures to deal with immigration
Home Affairs outlines measures to deal with immigrationArticle

The Department of Home Affairs has outlined temporary measures that have been put in place to address immigration matters during the lockdown period...

14 Apr 2020

SAB defends transportation of booze following lockdown arrests
SAB defends transportation of booze following lockdown arrestsArticle

SAB has responded to the arrests of seven of its employees and two third-party drivers, as well as the impounding of various loads...

9 Apr 2020

Fake news peddlers feel the full force of the law
Fake news peddlers feel the full force of the lawArticle

A 55-year-old Durbanville man and a 23-year-old man from Tshwane are among the people facing the full force of the law for spreading fake news about the Covid-19 crisis...

8 Apr 2020

Covid-19: What are your rights as an employee?
Covid-19: What are your rights as an employee?Article

With the implementation of the national lockdown by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 26 March, there has been understandable confusion...

Shane Johnson and Samantha Robb 8 Apr 2020

Covid-19 and trucking: What the Road Freight Association is doing
Covid-19 and trucking: What the Road Freight Association is doingArticle

"Without trucks, South Africa stops!" Never has this been more true than now in the time of the coronavirus pandemic...

Gavin Kelly 7 Apr 2020

CEO Niël Pretorius
DRDGold looking at sustainable options during lockdownArticle

Following the shutdown of operations on Thursday, 26 March 2020 in terms of South Africa's national lockdown, DRDGold has considered various options to recommence limited operations to sustain infrastructure and soften the impact of the stoppage without exposing employees to increased risk.

3 Apr 2020

Business as usual for banks during lockdown
Business as usual for banks during lockdownArticle

Banks will be open and your money will be accessible during the countrywide lockdown...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 3 Apr 2020

1Fetch Motorbike Courier Services
1Fetch Motorbike Courier ServicesArticle

1Fetch is open for business during the lockdown, however, it may only deliver packages that qualify as essential goods or services...

Issued by 1Fetch 2 Apr 2020

Impact of Covid-19 on local production of ethanol minimal
Impact of Covid-19 on local production of ethanol minimalArticle

Illovo Sugar South Africa is aware of claims being made of shortages of ethanol in the country by various local market players and has confirmed that there has been no impact from Covid-19 on its local production of ethanol...

30 Mar 2020

#Covid19: Organised agriculture's role in sustaining food production
#Covid19: Organised agriculture's role in sustaining food productionArticle

"The agricultural sector has a responsibility to apply all precautionary measures necessary to prevent the further spread of this deadly virus and to make sure that all workers wear masks and gloves. The sector needs to strictly comply with social-distancing rules..."

30 Mar 2020

In happier and less challenging times: world leaders and guests pose for a picture on the second day of the annual G7 summit in Biarritz, France, August 2019. Photo by Andrew Parsons - Pool/Getty Images
All world leaders face mega Covid-19 crises: how Ramaphosa is stacking upArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic is an extreme crisis that puts government under severe pressure. It puts the political judgement of the president or prime minister under the most intense spotlight...

Richard Calland 26 Mar 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa announces nationwide lockdownArticle

South Africa will enter a nationwide lockdown for 21-days with effect from midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa said...

24 Mar 2020

Image source: Getty/Gallo
State of disaster - how applying mining principles to other industries could help mitigate riskArticle

With South Africa being in a state of disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act, 2002, industries across the country are embarking on an integrated and coordinated approach to prevent and reduce the further outbreak of Covid-19...

Lili Nupen, Nicole Limberis-Ritchie & Chantal Murdock 23 Mar 2020

You can go to jail for spreading fake news about Covid-19
You can go to jail for spreading fake news about Covid-19Article

As the coronavirus (Covid-19) spreads, so does the misinformation. Recently referred to by the WHO as an "infodemic", the volume of information that is both true and false has been communicated across all platforms globally...

23 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Commission to deal with suppliers who inflate prices
Covid-19: Commission to deal with suppliers who inflate pricesArticle

The Competition Commission says it has received several complaints from the public about rising prices for essentials such as some food, healthcare and hygiene products...

23 Mar 2020

Environmental emergencies as a consequence of Covid-19
Environmental emergencies as a consequence of Covid-19Article

The National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (NEMA) defines an "emergency situation" as one that has arisen suddenly that poses an imminent and serious threat to the environment, human life or property, including a 'disaster' as defined in section 1 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (DMA)...

20 Mar 2020

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