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Alison Lee

Alison Lee

NEWSFLASH FOR WEEK 3 (19 – 23) JULY 2021

Please see below the latest Legal happenings for this week




Digital signatures – Latest case law concerning sale of land


Never before in our country’s history, have we seen a concerted effort in the property industry as we did, during levels 5 and 4 of lockdown, for estate agents; attorneys; sellers and purchasers to find “alternative methods” to sign sale agreements for land, when they had no access to printers and could not meet face to face as we are all accustomed to. And this, all because the Alienation of Land Act of 1981 (ALA), requires all sale agreements of land to be signed.





How to manage key employment issues during times of unrest and looting


Employers seeking an appropriate response to the civil unrest and public looting in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and other parts of South Africa will have to consider different factual circumstances.






Big changes proposed for South Africa’s state of disaster and lockdown laws

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) has called for written comments on the Disaster Management Amendment Bill, which proposes a major shake-up for South Africa’s state of disaster regulations and by extension the country’s Covid-19 lockdown rules.



Sugar industry masterplan guidelines finalised


Guidelines on sugar industry masterplan stakeholder collaboration have been gazetted, following the release in April of proposals for comment.


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