Covid-19 Regulatory Update: 6 to 12 October 2021

This edition refers to the special grant directive amendment; the Supreme Court of Appeal judgment on Covid-19 pandemic payouts; the amendment to the lockdown regulations to ease spectator sport restrictions; news on vaccine certificates, mandatory vaccinations and corruption.

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

CORRUPTION

EMPLOYMENT

HOSPITALS

INSURANCE

LAW FIRM PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

SOCIAL GRANTS

SPORT

VACCINES

TAXATION

TRAVEL


CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS


COVID-19 has worsened inequalities girl children experience: Amnesty International. -

2021 Oct 11 SABCNews


Curlewis, Llewelyn Gray and Venter, Shandré. Are fundamental human rights being eroded during the COVID-19 pandemic? A discussion of the Brits application. - 2021 Oct De Rebus p14


Fambasayi, Rongedzayi and Okunrobo, Hadiza Omoyemhe. Children’s rights and COVID-19 responses under the African Union: Recent developments and challenges. - 2021 54(1) Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa


CORRUPTION


Babita Deokaran


Cruywagen, Vincent. Possible ‘mafia’ link to murder of Babita Deokaran. - 2021 Oct 10 Daily Maverick


Carletonville Hospital


Lindeque, Mia. Fire at Carletonville Hospital caused by arson, probe finds. - 2021 Oct 7 EWN

“The fire destroyed R16.5 million worth of equipment which was being stored for the AngloGold Ashanti Hospital and R3.8 million worth of PPE for the Carletonville Hospital.”


PPE


Heywood, Mark. Competition Commission and SIU investigate police’s disinfectant supplier Red Roses Africa. - 2021 Oct 6 Daily Maverick

“On 20 September Daily Maverick published an exposé of hugely wasteful and possibly corrupt expenditure by the SAPS on PPE between April and July 2020. We pointed in particular to one company, Red Roses Africa, that had benefited from a R515m contract to provide disinfectant at what appear to be grossly exaggerated prices. It is surprising that, despite the seriousness of the allegations, to date there has been no direct response to the claims made in the article from the minister of police, commissioner of police, National Treasury or indeed any level of government.”


Heywood, Mark. Net closing in on PPE looters after SARS and Hawks execute surprise pincer movement. - 2021 Oct 11 Daily Maverick