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Wedding cancelled due to Covid-19: can I get my money back?

19 January 2021,  Jaco Van den Berg

Since Covid-19 struck, it is no longer unusual to hear of engaged couples whose wedding date had been fixed, whose invites had gone out long before and who had paid for everything already including the total venue costs - only for unexpected Covid-19 regulations to suddenly be implemented squashing all their romantic plans in one, fell swoop. The big question is, now that the wedding had to be cancelled, can the couple get their money back?Yet again with the recent amended Covid-19 regulati...

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Leave and work from home in the time of Covid-19

08 October 2020,  Sinenhlanhla Khoza

South Africa’s move to Alert Level 1 came to the aid of most employees who were compelled to stay at home due to the lockdown regulations promulgated to reduce the spread of Covid-19.  However, despite the easing of the lockdown restrictions,  there are employees who may still be unable to return to work due to their higher risk of complications or death should they contract Covid-19. The nature of the work performed by these employees may further prevent or limit them from worki...

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Business interruption insurance and Covid-19

11 September 2020,  Eldon Ward

I’m a restauranteur and have suffered massive losses during the Covid-19 lockdown. I was just wondering whether there are any insurance options I may have or could look into to make up for some of the losses in my business due to Covid-19?

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Validity of lock-in provisions in BEE transactions

11 September 2020,  Johnny Davis

A few years ago, our company entered into a BEE transaction with BEE partners to address our ownership. In the transaction documents, restrictions were imposed on the BEE partners that they could not sell or encumber their shares for a period of at least ten years. These lock-in provisions were a necessary part of the financing and overall transaction. With the current difficult economic times, our partners want to sell a portion of their shares and are disputing the validity of our lock-in prov...

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11 September 2020,  Cleopatra Mukhari

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Lockdown Level 2 not letting employers off the hook

03 September 2020,  Tata Mokwayi

On 15 August 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa, announced the country’s progress in the national effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic after five months since he declared a national state of disaster. The announcement entailed that the entire country would be placed on Alert Level 2 with effect from midnight on Monday, 17th August 2020. All of the restrictions on the resumption of economic activity across most industries have been removed. The new normal is the new reality. In li...

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How can a business rescue plan help my business in tough times?

17 August 2020

How can a business rescue plan help my business in tough My business has been struggling since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and the national lockdown. I’ve been advised to consider business rescue but I am unsure about how I will get a business plan in place and what this will entail. Can you give some guidance here?times?

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Buying or selling a house during lockdown?

17 August 2020,  Natalie Steenkamp

I was just about to put our house in the market and look for a new place when the Covid-19 pandemic hit. I’m very unsure if now is the time to buy and sell. What do you think?

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The importance of BEE compliance in accessing Covid-19 relief funding

17 August 2020

I am a restaurant owner and my business has been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. I want to apply for relief funding, but I heard that my business needs to be B-BBEE compliant in order to qualify for such. How important is B-BBEE compliance in accessing relief assistance for my business?

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