Can I legally get married during the lockdown period?

To answer this question, we must first take a look at the legal requirements of a valid marriage. The requirements of a valid marriage are set out in Section 29 of the Marriage Act 25 of 1961. 29  Time and place for and presence of parties and witnesses at solemnization of marriage and validation of […]

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You can now purchase necessary hardware and automobile repair equipment

On 16 April 2020 the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Tradition Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma declared that hardware, components and supplies may be sold to qualified tradespersons, but only for the purpose of emergency repairs at residential homes, or to any entity engaged in the provision of essential services for any project related to […]

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Lockdown: what does it entail for me as landlord or tenant?

Did you recently find yourself in a position where your tenant has cancelled his lease agreement prior to the lockdown and agreed to vacate within the lockdown period? Or is your tenant in arrears and you want to evict him/her? Many questions arise as a result of this scenario which amongst others include two main […]

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Impossibility to perform due to COVID-19

On 23 March 2020 the President of the RSA, in response to the global pandemic COVID-19,announced a 21-day lockdown (“the Lockdown”), which commenced on 26 March 2020 at 23:59 pm. The Lock-down entails that every person, subject to certain exceptions, is confined to his or her place of residence. The inevitable effect of the Lock-down […]

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Contact rights and Covid-19

In these unprecedented times, many South Africans are still trying to adjust to life under lockdown amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. In an attempt to limit the spread of the virus, we have been forced to retreat to our homes in compliance with the President’s regulations. “For the period of the lockdown, every person is confined […]

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Motor vehicle licenses renewed during COVID-19

As a result of the lockdown, all driving licence testing centres and vehicle testing stations will remain closed. Consequently, vehicle owners and drivers alike won’t be able to apply for any registrations, renewals or extensions. To cater for this, the Minister of Transport, in the Government Gazette of 30 March No. 43183, extended the licensing […]

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Public transport regulations during lock-down

Government Gazette No. 43157 contains directions applicable to all public transport services. Owners of public transport facilities must on regular intervals provide adequate sanitizers or other hygiene dispenser for washing of hands, as well as disinfection equipment for the users of public transport services. The public transport vehicles must be duly sanitized before picking up […]

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A Summary of the President’s latest measures to combat Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation for a second time on Monday evening following the rising numbers in Covid-19 cases in South Africa. He announced a range of new escalated measures to combat the Covid-19 epidemic which strives to support the vulnerable, our livelihoods and businesses that may be in distress. The most important measures […]

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