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Guidelines for compiling and implementing mandatory codes of practice to mitigate and manage the effect of the outbreak of Covid-19 in mines

21st May 2020 Introduction On 18 May 2020, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy ("DMRE") issued guidelines for employers to prepare and implement codes of practice ("COP") to mitigate and manage the effect of the Covid‑19 outbreak on the health and safety of employees and persons in the South... 

Construction on REIPPP Renewable Energy Projects permitted to resume

18th May 2020 The regulations issued pursuant to the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (the “Regulations”) restricted the operation of a number of industries in an effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus within South Africa.  The Regulations issued in respect of Alert Level 4 brought with them much... 

African aviation post COVID-19 – Where to?

18th May 2020 According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), aviation contributes to 2.6 % of Africa’s GDP and supports an estimated 6.2 million jobs. The aviation sector is one of the worse impacted during this crisis. The COVID-19 crisis has indeed caused border closures and country... 

Update: Draft COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for the Mining Industry issued for urgent public comment

14th May 2020 In the case of Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union v Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy and Others, the Labour Court ordered the Chief Inspector of Mines ("Chief Inspector") by no later than 18 May 2020 to publish a notice in the Government Gazette containing guidelines in... 

The draft amendments to the Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity shine more light on municipal power generation

12th May 2020 On 5 May 2020, the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy published draft amendments to the Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity which fall under the Electricity Regulation Act 4 of 2006. The draft amendments that have been published for public comment are a further measure... 

Chief Inspector of Mines ordered to issue COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for the Mining Industry

11th May 2020 On 1 May 2020, in the case of Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union ("AMCU") v Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy and Others, the South African Labour Court, ordered the Chief Inspector of Mines ("Chief Inspector"), by no later than 18 May 2020, to publish a notice in the... 
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