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Alert Level 4: Permit to perform essential or permitted service

Alert Level 4 restrictions come into effect on 01 May 2020 and industries, businesses and entities permitted to perform work are gearing up to commence operations. In terms of Regulation 16(2)(b) of the Disaster Management Act Regulations, people may only leave their place of residence to go to work where a permit, which corresponds with […]

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Moving to Lockdown Level 4: How to interpret the levels and apply them

The following article represents our view as at 26 April 2020 and with the information available at the time of writing.  GA&A reserves its right to change our view in accordance with any further announcements, regulations, or information released by the relevant government departments. In his address given on the evening of 23 April, President […]

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Level 4: What is allowed?

As South Africa prepares to wake up to Level 4 restrictions from Friday, 1 May 2020, many businesses are seeking clarity on what exactly that means for them.  Please see below the detailed explanation and listings of what Level 4 restrictions mean, according to government’s official online resource, www.sacoronavirus.co.za: Level Four: Permitted Retail and Service […]

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Covid-19 Pandemic: Tax Relief Measures

National Treasury has released a statement dealing with the tax measures that Government is implementing to assist businesses and households navigate this difficult time. Government has further stated that it recognises that the lockdown measures to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus are having a significant impact on the South African economy. Most households […]

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Impending retrenchments: Where will the money come from?

With the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown wreaking havoc on the global and local economies, many companies are under extreme financial pressure. Large numbers of businesses, particularly small to medium sized enterprises, will close as a result of these events.  When the lockdown is lifted, those which remain open may still be unable to […]

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Essential service?

How to apply for a certificate President Cyril Ramaphosa initially declared a National Lockdown with effect from 26 March 2020 until 16 April 2020. The lockdown has since been extended until 30 April 2020. During the lockdown period, only businesses that provide essential services are permitted to remain open and to trade and to do […]

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Covid-19 Lockdown Funding Options

In the wake of the Covid-19 Lockdown imposed in South Africa, we wish to offer employers some guidance with regard to the various funding options available to them in these trying times. As such, please find hereunder a summary of the most pertinent points of the UIF and other funding options: Covid-19 temporary employee / […]

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Short-Time, Lay-Offs & Retrenchment Workshop

Postponed due to the lockdown regulations. Please watch this page for new dates Businesses are now under more pressure than ever before.  Difficult economic times, coupled with the introduction of a national minimum wage that have led to unsustainably high labour costs, the dire effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the latest downgrade by Moody’s, […]

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How to Proactively Manage Performance

What gets measured, gets done! There are five clear steps to proactively manage performance: Set specific objectives (no more than 5) for every individual employee to achieve team and organisational goals; Ensure that every individual employee understands what is expected of them; Deliberately engage with individual employees to discuss specific areas of their performance; Establish […]

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