COVID-19 and Directors: Your Duties and Liabilities in the Coronavirus Crisis

Your focus as a director right now will no doubt be on keeping your business afloat through these trying times. Don’t lose sight however of the fact that the onerous obligations and duties placed on all directors by the Companies Act still apply. Failure to live up to the required standards exposes you not only …

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Tax Relief Measures

Dear Clients, Please find attached (see links below) the Media Statement and Explanatory Notes regarding the COVID-19 tax relief measures announced by the President last week. Somaya Khaki (Project Director: SAICA TAX) has prepared the below summary, but there are obviously important details in the attached documents. It is unclear as to when comments are …

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Lockdown Guide for Employers

UIF BENEFITS The Minister of Employment and Labour has announced measures that the Department will put in place as required under the current special circumstance relating to the Corona virus (COVID-19) and its impact on UIF contributors. The Unemployment Insurance Fund will compensate affected workers through a new “National Disaster Benefit” and the existing Illness, …

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Employees: Your New Rights to Paternity and Parental Leave

The concept of “maternity leave” has been around in our law for a long time, and the journey towards extending the concept to employees other than mothers has been a long one, marked latterly by much delay and confusion over implementation of new legislation addressing the issue. Last year in particular employers and employees were …

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