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Leading pathology laboratories agree to reduce their pricing of COVID-19 tests

The Competition Commission has concluded consent agreements with two of the largest private pathology laboratories, Ampath and Lancet, which will result in an immediate reduction in the maximum price cap of COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests from R850 to R500 including VAT. These agreements have come about as a result of an investigation by the Commission into the alleged … Read More

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How to rescue your business from the impact of COVID-19

Many businesses in South Africa face the very real risk of closing their doors permanently as a result of their inability to trade during the lengthy full lockdown imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Business owners are overwhelmed with the stress and anxiety of how to rescue their business in such a difficult economic period. There are, however, several measures … Read More

COVID-19 Tax Relief Measures

The National Treasury has issued an explanatory note on the additional COVID-19 tax relief measures which will be included in revised drafts of the 2020 Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill and Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill which are expected to be released on 30 April for comment. The following proposals are put forward for comment. Increase in the Expanded … Read More