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  1. Jamie McKane

    New lockdown rules for sport and going to the movies in South Africa

    New lockdown rules for sport and going to the movies in South Africa Minister of Sport, Arts, and Culture Emmanuel Nkosinathi Mthethwa has published directives which explain the rules required for the reopening of cinemas and theatres. These directives fall under the advanced level 3 lockdown...
  2. Jamie McKane

    South African CEO lockdown rankings

    South African CEO lockdown rankings The COVID-19 pandemic and extended lockdown have placed tremendous pressure on CEOs to ensure the wellbeing of their employees and the sustainability of their companies. With an expected GDP contraction of 7% and job losses of between 690,000 and 1.8...
  3. Foxhound5366

    Has lockdown killed your car's battery?

    So today my brand new little Polo had to get a new battery installed, after it died during lockdown (wouldn't hold charge for more than two days). Volkswagen told me they had four Polos in on the same day as mine for the same thing, and my specific dealership has dealt with over 160 battery...
  4. Jamie McKane

    The "sheer irrationality" of South Africa's lockdown regulations

    The "sheer irrationality" of South Africa's lockdown regulations The Gauteng High Court has declared South Africa's alert level 4 and alert 3 lockdown regulations unconstitutional and invalid. It gave Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma fourteen business days to review and republish a new set of...
  5. Jamie McKane

    New lockdown level 3 workplace plan checklist

    New lockdown level 3 workplace plan checklist South Africa entered alert level 3 of the national lockdown today, which means many of the restrictions under alert level 4 have been eased. Wholesale and retail trade is now fully opened, alcohol is allowed to be sold at certain times, and many...
  6. Jamie McKane

    How lockdown alert levels are determined, and what will happen to hotspots

    How lockdown alert levels are determined, and what will happen to hotspots South Africa will move to alert level 3 of the national lockdown on 1 June, which will see the easing of many level 4 restrictions. Opening up the economy, lifting the curfew, easing restrictions on exercise, and...
  7. Jamie McKane

    Some lockdown rules are closer to level 1 than level 3

    Some lockdown rules are closer to level 1 than level 3 On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa will move from alert level 4 to alert level 3 of the national lockdown on 1 June. As part of lowering the lockdown alert level, many restrictions will be relaxed and most of...
  8. Jamie McKane

    Getting a tax break when working from home during lockdown

    Getting a tax break when working from home during lockdown Employees across South Africa have been working from home since President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster on 15 March 2020. Working from home carries a few additional costs to employees, which include higher data...
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    Vehicle Lockdown Specials:

    I haven't seen a thread about aggregating the latest specials for new / demo and used cars of late. I'm in the market to replace a car going out of motorplan in a couple months and have been browsing. I thought I'd list them here: Merc: Up to 3 months installments covered...
  10. Jamie McKane

    How many South Africans lost their jobs during lockdown

    How many South Africans lost their jobs during lockdown Stats SA has released its latest report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment in South Africa. The report cites data from a "wave 2 survey" which collated responses from 2,688 South African residents aged 18 and older.
  11. Jamie McKane

    The lockdown restrictions are crushing ecommerce

    The lockdown restrictions are crushing ecommerce Every day which goes by without any changes to the lockdown regulations will result in more online businesses closing and more jobs being lost. This is the warning from Takealot CEO Kim Reid, who was speaking to eNCA about the impact of the...
  12. Jamie McKane

    South Africa considers easing lockdown

    South Africa considers easing lockdown South Africa’s National Command Council, the body overseeing the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis, is considering easing lockdown rules more rapidly as the economy tanks and poverty levels soar, according to three senior officials with...
  13. Jamie McKane

    Businesses calling for urgent end to South Africa's lockdown

    Businesses calling for urgent end to South Africa's lockdown Many prominent South African business executives are calling for the lockdown to end to save the economy and people's lives. The lockdown has already claimed many businesses, including Time Freight, Rebel Tech, Associated Media...
  14. Jamie McKane

    Here is the true effect the lockdown had on South Africa’s COVID-19 infections

    Here is the true effect the lockdown had on South Africa’s COVID-19 infections South Africa recently came out of a strict five-week lockdown aimed at battling the spread of the coronavirus. The strict level 5 lockdown regulations prohibited any movement of people except for essential requirements.
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    Lockdown: Understanding Childminding and visiting the elderly

    So the rules around child minders are a little clearer, but still has grey areas to it. https://m.parent24.com/Family/Parenting/are-our-nannies-coming-back-under-level-4-lockdown-20200429 I'm a level-5 essential service, and my wife level-4, so based on the latest regulations, I understand that...
  16. Jamie McKane

    What to expect from level 3 lockdown rules

    What to expect from level 3 lockdown rules South Africa recently ended a strict five-week lockdown after the country moved to level 4 under the new 5-level COVID-19 alert system. While the country is still under national lockdown, a few of the most stringent rules were lifted.
  17. Jamie McKane

    Lockdown exercise rules - Legal expert comments on what you can do and if you must wear a mask

    Lockdown exercise rules - Legal expert comments on what you can do and if you must wear a mask On 1 May, South Africa emerged from a strict five-week lockdown which prohibited any form of outdoor exercise. Under the level-4 lockdown regulations, people are allowed to “walk, run or cycle...
  18. Jamie McKane

    The big question - What happens after the lockdown?

    The big question - What happens after the lockdown? South Africa has been congratulated for acting quickly and decisively to contain the spread of the coronavirus using stringent lockdown rules. A growing number of people are now questioning the government's strategy around the prolonged...
  19. Jamie McKane

    Many lockdown regulations do more harm than good - Experts

    Many lockdown regulations do more harm than good - Experts South Africa’s extended lockdown is starting to impact the economy, with National Treasury expecting job losses, tax losses, and a contracting economy. National Treasury’s director-general Dondo Mogajane warned the country’s economy...
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    Raru site delivery

    Does anybody know if the website Raru delivers after the lockdown was changed to stage 4. They have not yet updates their site and I read that they didn't let some customers know they were not able to deliver during the stage 5 phase of lockdown. I want to buy a motherboard, which means it...
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