Category Archives: 2020

Consolidated Covid-19 Direction on Health and Safety in the Workplace – The latest changes and what they mean for employers – by Jaime Myhill

As of 1 June 2020, South Africa was moved down to lockdown level 3, which opened up a significant portion of the economy given that approximately 8 million people would be returning to work as the restrictions are eased. Employers were able to prepare for the opening up and safe return of employees to the… Continue Reading

Colin Strime interviewed on Carte Blanche

14 June 2020. Watch our Joint CEO, Colin Strime, share his expertise in this segment of Carte Blanche. They’d waited patiently for their dream day – deposits paid upfront, invitations sent out, suits pressed and the wedding dress fits to perfection. But just days before the nuptials, their wedding coordinator ditched them without fulfilling his… Continue Reading

Renowned legal practitioner joins Fluxmans team

3 June 2020. Johannesburg. Fluxmans Attorneys is pleased to announce the appointment of notable commercial lawyer, Carl Stein. Carl, who joined the firm on 1 June, has over 30 years’ experience and is recognised as one of South Africa’s leading corporate lawyers. His practice is primarily focused on advising large private and public corporate entities… Continue Reading

A retrenchment process heads to Labour Appeal Court following minor victory for workers – by Malesela Letwaba

On Friday 8 May 2020, Labour Court Judge Andre Van Niekerk delivered a devastating blow to the national airline’s “premature” retrenchment process which is set out to affect at least 5000 employees. The airline’s business rescue proceedings, which commenced in December 2019 and have been ongoing for 5 months, have yet to yield any solidified… Continue Reading

The occupational health and safety obligations on employers in the workplace arising from COVID-19 – by Lisa-Anne King and Deneska Theron

As the country enters level 4 of the lockdown and many businesses reopen, business owners are uncertain as to their legal obligations in regard to their workplaces from an occupational health and safety perspective. On 28 April 2020, the Minister of Employment and Labour published specific occupational health and safety measures which are to be… Continue Reading

Evictions during and after lockdown – by Galia Bloch

Many businesses are currently struggling financially during the COVID-19 lockdown which commenced on 27 March 2020 and, at the time of writing, is set to end on 30 April 2020. The lockdown has created difficulties for businesses which amongst other things includes the ability to pay rent. Under normal circumstances, failing to pay rent constitutes… Continue Reading

Price gouging during Lockdown – by Bobedi Seleke

On 15 March 2020 the President declared a State of National Disaster and announced the enforcement of a nationwide lockdown. Subsequently, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Minister Ebrahim Patel, gazetted several regulations aimed at protecting consumers during the State of National Disaster. One such regulation relates to the prohibition of the excessive pricing of… Continue Reading

The ripple effects of supervening impossibility and potential compromises on Commercial Lease Agreements – by Darryl Furman & Jayde Vaughan

During these unprecedented and challenging times of the novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) and the National Lockdown 2020, it is appropriate when considering commercial lease agreements, to also consider the moral, social, ethical and economic issues arising from such agreements. The national lockdown imposed by the Government to combat the spread of COVID-19 will, in most… Continue Reading