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#COVID19 Mediation between landlords and tenants – a critical tool now?

Some definitions of mediation include “an intervention in a dispute in order to resolve it” or “intervention in a process or relationship. ” The critical difference is that the process is not as formal as litigation or arbitration. Also, it is not an adversarial process; this means that there is no “judge” or arbitrator (in […]

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Workmens’ Compensation and Employees’ health and safety during #Covid19 #LockdownSA

Amid the lockdown imposed in South Africa, the pressure on businesses who are still trading and operating due to being deemed an essential service is going to be immense, particularly small businesses that render essential services. To check whether your business is deemed as an essential services provider, you may refer to the new regulations […]

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#COVID-19 – Parental Rights – the do’s and don’ts

Knowing your parental rights and responsibilities in respect of your minor child is crucial in light of the current state of affairs. From a psychological and financial point of view, minor children need parental support during this very challenging time.   Parental Rights and Responsibilities the Starting Point   Parental rights and responsibilities, an umbrella […]

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What are the rights of Employees and Support Staff who work for Essential Services Providers during #COVID-19 lockdown?

As a result of the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown implemented this past week the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Ms. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (hereinafter referred to as “Zuma”) published the Government Gazette Regulations No. 11062 (hereinafter referred to as “the Gazette”) on 25th March 2020  which has amended the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002 […]

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Lease Agreements During #COVID Lockdown – Possible Relief for Retail Rental Sector

  The unfolding COVID-19 crisis will have many long-lasting and unforeseen economic impacts on the global economy. Of the many concerns is what a general 21-day lockdown will mean for business enterprises not exempted from the national lockdown. Hardest hit will be SMME’s not yet large enough to have developed long term business continuity practices […]

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