Covid-19 Regulatory Update 17-23 November 2021


Highlights in this edition include:

  • concerns about the extension of the national state of disaster;

  • a judgment on rental remission during lockdown;

  • the court challenge to government’s ban on religious gatherings;

  • developments regarding mandatory vaccinations and issues relating to PPE corruption.


CORRUPTION

CURFEWS

EMPLOYMENT

EXTENSION OF NATIONAL STATE OF DISASTER

HUMAN RIGHTS

LAND AND PROPERTY

LEGAL PROFESSION

LOCKDOWN

RELIGIOUS GATHERINGS

VACCINES


CORRUPTION


Gibson, Erika. PPE corruption: SIU refers SANDF cases to NPA for prosecution, moves to recover millions from contractors.

2021 Nov 17 News24


Heywood, Mark. Blooming impunity: Update on PPE irregular expenditure and graft.

2021 Nov 17 Daily Maverick


Mashego, Abram. SIU gunning for firms, directors after R7bn looted from state coffers.

2021 Nov 21 City Press

“In its bid to recover the money, the unit has filed at least 50 civil cases with the Special Tribunal, to the value of R6.9 billion. Among the cases are 11 civil matters with a combined value of R259 million.

The cases are related to the supply and delivery of personal protective equipment (PPE) as part of government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.”


Motse, Olebogeng. SIU recovers 1,8% of funds inflated by NW PPE providers.

2021 Nov 16 OFM


Seeletsa, Molefe. UIF incurs millions in irregular expenditure after flouting procurement rules, Parly hears.

2021 Nov 17 The Citizen

“The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has told Parliament that the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has incurred R6.1 million in irregular expenditure as a result of corruption.

The SIU had investigated the UIF’s Covid-19 awareness campaign, which started in August last year.”


CURFEWS


SA lockdown | AfriForum calls for an end to curfew.

2021 Nov 17 Enca


EMPLOYMENT


See also: Vaccines: Mandatory Vaccinations


Dealing with Covid-19 in the workplace: the best response by an HR practitioner.

2021 Nov 22 IOL


EXTENSION OF NATIONAL STATE OF DISASTER


Charles, Marvin. Govt must provide public with 'clear roadmap' on when state of disaster will end - Premier Winde.