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28th May 2020

A game changer for everyday litigation

Judgements are handed down each day across the country and busy lawyers cannot read them all. Essential Case Law, updated monthly and available as a print subscription or online on Lexis Library, promises to be a game changer for everyday law. “Case law informs and helps to add to our... 
25th May 2020

Labour in the time of COVID-19

The latest amendment to the Temporary Employee Relief Scheme (TERS), published on 15 May 2020, now permits employees to apply for COVID-19 benefits where the employer has failed, or refused to do so. Initially published on 26 March 2020, TERS provides for the measures to be taken in respect of... 
25th May 2020

Will consumer debt as a result of COVID-19 drive an increase in fraud?

Stats SA reports that 28% of businesses surveyed had decreased working hours, with close to 20% laying off staff in the short term¹, as a direct result of the COVID-10 national lockdown in South Africa. While some businesses deemed non-essential are able to continue operating with employees... 
22nd May 2020

COVID-19 and the Legislative Landscape

It is safe to say there has been an unprecedented influx of legislation since the declaration of Covid-19 as a pandemic which resulted in South Africa invoking the Disaster Management Act. This has required the amendment of regulations to accommodate action and measures to be taken during this... 
18th May 2020

Conveyancers: prepare for life after lockdown

The Coronavirus pandemic and the national lockdown continue to place a strain on businesses and the greater economy, even as restrictions are eased, and the property market is expected to be among those hardest hit. While the current situation may lead to some doors closing, Peter Raine, Head of... 
15th May 2020

Electronic Communications Sector: Covid-19 Highlights

The Electronic Communication sector of South Africa has seen many changes to its legislative universe as well as important omissions. This includes the omission, likely as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, of the much-anticipated Protection of Personal Information Act No 4 of 2013, widely... 
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