7 October 2020 Employment and Labour minister Thulas Nxesi has published a new directive on Occupational Health and Safety in the workplace during the coronavirus pandemic. Chloё Loubser, senior associate at law firm Bowmans, said that the directive takes into account recent developments communicated by the Department of Health as well as new information about…

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‘2 September 2020’ The Ministers of Transport, Tourism and Home Affairs have amended the directions issued under the Disaster Management Act for alert level 2. Herewith the key points  – as received via Agbiz: Transport Public transport All long distance (+200 km) intra and inter-provincial travel by private vehicles and public transport is permitted; For…

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The Unemployment Insurance Fund says it will open, and begin processing the July and August Covid-19 Temporary Employee Relief Scheme Benefits applications, from Monday (17 August). This follows the signing of a new directive on an extended period of benefits by the Labour minister, Thulas Nxesi, on 11 August. According to the new directive, an…

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Important changes in POPIA implementation The Protection of Personal Information Bill was first tabled in 2009. Very few provisions in the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (“POPIA“) were operational to date. The presidency determined on 22 June 2020 that sections 2 to 38; sections 55 to 109; section 111; and section 114 (1), (2)…

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13 May, 2020 Agri workers are extremely vulnerable to infection. Information, posters and videos abound – but they have mostly not been designed for this target group’s needs. Many of our clients have shared with us that their Agri workers are not adopting safe behaviour – despite all the information they are providing. This not…

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