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Letter to President Ramaphosa on the proposed covid-19 waiver, by South Africa and India at the world trade organisation

Letter to President Ramaphosa on the proposed covid-19 waiver, by South Africa and India at the world trade organisation

12 October 2020.  Dear Honourable President Ramaphosa, South Africa, along with India, has adopted a ground-breaking position at the World ...

COVID-19 – the Impact on Children with Autism, their Parents and/or Caregivers

COVID-19 – the Impact on Children with Autism, their Parents and/or Caregivers

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc with the daily lives of autistic people. Regulations to flatten the curve in South Africa have caused ...

South Africa Supports Sharing Anti-COVID-19 Health Products and Technology Access Pool

South Africa Supports Sharing Anti-COVID-19 Health Products and Technology Access Pool

On May 14, President Cyril Ramaphosa joined 139 other heads of state, former heads of state, and other prominent public figures in a letter ...

Academics call for Amendments to the Patent Law in response to COVID-19

Academics call for Amendments to the Patent Law in response to COVID-19

The following letter, which was drafted by UKZN academics and signed by some 82 academics and researchers nationally, was sent to the President in ...

South Africa, SOLIDARITY and COVID-19: Law and ethics in clinical trials

South Africa, SOLIDARITY and COVID-19: Law and ethics in clinical trials

On 3 April 2020, it was reported in Nature that African nations were largely not involved in clinical trials for the development of a COVID-19 ...

The Cruel and Crude Effect of Lockdown on families: interprovincial travel.

The Cruel and Crude Effect of Lockdown on families: interprovincial travel.

Cruel and crude was how the court described the effect of the lockdown on Karel Van Heerden and his family. On Friday, 27 March 2020 at 16:02, Karel ...

Remote justice & COVID-19: South Africa lags behind

Remote justice & COVID-19: South Africa lags behind

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on so many aspects of our lives – including access to justice. The contradictory directives that ...

Caution, Compensation and COVID-19: Facilities on the Frontline

Caution, Compensation and COVID-19: Facilities on the Frontline

The COVID-19 Regulations provide that every person (with a few limited exceptions) must be confined to their place of residence for the duration of ...

‘Big Brother’ May Be Tracking You During the COVID-19 Pandemic!

‘Big Brother’ May Be Tracking You During the COVID-19 Pandemic!

Is the South African Government justified in monitoring your whereabouts during the COVID-19 pandemic? The short answer is yes – if you are ...