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Business for South Africa Member Update

29 June 2020 BUSINESS FOR SA GUIDANCE NOTE: ALERT LEVEL 3 REGULATIONS This note serves to outline the present regulatory framework pertaining to AL3 and to highlight the likely areas of interest or concern for B4SA members. Since adopting a risk-adjusted strategy to COVID-19, the South African government has gradually lifted restrictions on economic activity…

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Informal Sector Return to Work Guidelines – June 2020

Compiled by Business for South Africa Community and relevant Informal Market Sector Bodies & Organisations. Please note attached one-page sector guidelines are now available for download on the Return to Work website at https://www.return2work.co.za/informal-sectors/. We have also attached PDF copies of the guidelines below as well as abbreviated versions of the guides that were designed for…

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Business For South Africa – Daily Update

24th June 2020 CONCERNS ABOUT JUNE TERS APPLICATIONS We advised employers earlier today that the Unemployment Insurance Fund’s Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) is now open for applications for June. However, a number of employer applicants have detected serious security breaches in the system, with some data being accessible by other applicants. B4SA has asked…

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Business For South Africa Update 8th June 2020

SOUTH AFRICANS ENCOURAGED TO USE COVID-19 DIGITAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT TOOL Dial *134*832# Follow the menu instructions and answer a series of short questions. The National Department of Health  (NDoH) recently launched HealthCheck, an innovative digital health assessment tool which allows for early detection, mapping and management of Covid-19 cases using USSD and the official Covid-19…

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Business For South Africa Update

BUSINESS FOR SA: ALERT LEVEL 3 GUIDANCE NOTE On 28 May 2020, Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (the Minister) promulgated amendments to the regulations in terms of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (the Regulations), providing the legal framework for Alert Level (AL) 3, to which the whole of South Africa will move from 1 June 2020. This note serves to outline…

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Business for South Africa Member Update – 25 May 2020

BUSINESS FOR SOUTH AFRICA WELCOMES RISK-ADJUSTED REOPENING OF THE ECONOMY Supports stringent health and hygiene protocols for all public and private sector activity Calls for evidence-based interventions balancing health, economic recovery and societal impact Commends the commitment of health workers and volunteers in the fight against COVID-19 Business for South Africa (B4SA) supports President Ramaphosa…

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Business For South Africa Update – 18th May 2020

300300 BUSINESS FOR SOUTH AFRICA PROVIDES GUIDELINE FOR RETURN TO WORK Business for South Africa (B4SA) has developed an overview of the Regulatory Framework pertaining to the COVID19 in South Africa in so far as workplaces are concerned. The purpose is to enable employers to ensure that when they resume operations, at the appropriate time…

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Business For South Africa Update – 14th May 2020

300300 BUSINESS FOR SOUTH AFRICA COMMENTS ON THE PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS OF 13 MAY 2020 Business for South Africa (B4SA) welcomes the announcement last night by President Ramaphosa of the intention to ease the lockdown and reopen the economy. We are continuing to engage government to reiterate our call for the swift easing of economic restrictions…

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Business For South Africa Update – 12th May 2020

300 BUSINESS FOR SOUTH AFRICA PARTNERS WITH EM GUIDANCE TO DRIVE DIGITAL COVID-19 RESOURCE PLATFORM FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS Business for South Africa’s (B4SA) Health Workgroup has partnered with Essential Medical Guidance (EMGuidance), the country’s largest free digital health care platform and community, which has launched a dedicated COVID-19 Support Channel for South African health…

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