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South Africa has moved into Alert level 1. This is not to say the coronavirus has disappeared – it is still amongst us and we need to remember to protect ourselves and those around us.

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National Wills week is where you have a week to decide which day you will go to any of the participating attorneys and law firms, to have your Will drafted free of charge. Read more.

South Africa has been successful in flattening the curve.

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The KwaZulu-Natal Joint Municipal Pension/Provident Funds (NJMPF) is a leader amongst its industry peers. Over the years, NJMPF has notched up a commendable list of Awards in the industry, both locally and internationally. Engagement and promoting communication and participation with members has always been a key objective for the NJMPF.

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The KwaZulu-Natal Joint Municipal Pension/Provident Funds continues to maintain the momentum even in times of uncertainty.

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Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize provides clarity on the testing and recovery periods for South Africans who have tested positive for the coronavirus.
The regulations specifically provide for people who are experiencing symptoms such as fever and coughing (symptomatic) and people who have tested positive for the coronavirus with no noticeable symptoms (asymptomatic).

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The confirmed cases of COVID19 in South Africa is surging and has pushed us to number 5 in the world – as at 20 July 2020 there are 373,628 cases of infection – the fifth highest number of reported cases of all the countries in the world. Our death rate, however, is low compared to other countries which is a good thing – but health experts have warned that the data may be worse than we think, particularly with a high number of under-reported deaths.

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Following the poor performance of equities on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in February and March 2020, it is reassuring to see the performance of our stock market over the past 90 days – the JSE All Share Index showed a growth of almost 20% since the end of March 2020.

 

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We are in Level 3 of the lockdown and much of the economy is now re-ignited with many millions of South Africans back at work.
Our thoughts are with those who still may not return to their places of work and cannot provide an income to sustain themselves and their families.

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After 60 days of lockdown, it is easy to want to break out and take down your guard. Please don’t be tempted to do so. We are all in this together so let’s help each other to stay strong. Listening to a number of experts, it seems clear that the peak of the pandemic in South Africa will be August/September 2020.

 

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