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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Global Pandemic – A Force Majeure Event?

Thursday, 26 March 2020  
Posted by: Bert vd Heever
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Principal Building Agreement
Nominated/Selected Subcontract Agreement
Minor Works Agreement (clause 17.0)

DISCLAIMER The purpose of this publication is to give advice on the most effective use of the JBCC documents. Advice is given in good faith and JBCC disclaims all liability for any loss, damage or expense that may be incurred through acting on such advice

The impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on the Republic of South Africa has among other restrictive measures resulted in our State President Mr. Ramaphosa declaring a national disaster on Sunday 15 March 2020 and on Monday 23 March 2020 imposing a nationwide lockdown in terms of inter alia the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002 (the Act). The nationwide lockdown is to become effective from 0:00pm on Thursday 26 March 2020 and currently set to endure until 0:00pm on Thursday 16 April 2020. The possibility exists that the nationwide lockdown may be extended beyond that date

Construction sites and related activities across South Africa will, in compliance with the imposition of the nationwide lockdown and regulations promulgated to enforce and manage the nationwide lockdown in terms of inter alia the Act, temporarily close and cease to operate from 0:00pm on Thursday 26 March 2020

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The ASAQS wishes to thank Prof Tinus Maritz under whose guidance this Advisory Note was produced in record time.