Month: April 2020

Are you a Legal Practitioner looking to travel during the Lockdown?

The judgment of Brauckmann AJ in the Mpumalanga High Court, delivered on 3 April 2020, exhibited the consequences that may follow any breach of the regulations and directives. It followed the hearing of an urgent application in that court, in which several attorneys and counsel from Mpumalanga and other provinces were present. Brauckmann AJ called …

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COVID-19 : Act of God, Force Majeure and Supervening Impossibility of Performance

No question, the lockdown precipitated by the covid-19 pandemic has seen a lot of people hastily trawling through contracts to figure out how to deal with the effect the lockdown in SA is having or is likely to have on their ability to perform their obligations, or sent them (figuratively) scuttling to their attorneys for …

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Essential Services Certificate and Permit: What You Need to Know

During the ongoing national lockdown, only businesses that provide so-called essential services are allowed to trade. However, in order to operate, those businesses must apply for an Essential Service Certificate from the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC). In order to apply for such a certificate and register your business as an essential service you …

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Relief Measures for Small Businesses in South Africa

The Minister of Small Business Development, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, recently announced several relief mechanisms to aid businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent national lockdown. In an effort to alleviate the economic effects of the 21-day lockdown, the Department has introduced a Business Growth/Resilience Facility and a Debt Relief Finance Scheme. The Business Growth/Resilience …

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