Newsflash: COVID-19 and force majeure


Newsflash: COVID-19 and force majeure Will the coronavirus (COVID-19) constitute a force majeure event under South African law? The answer to that is that it depends on the circumstances. The virus has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation and is causing unprecedented economic chaos internationally, owing to the closure of businesses and consequent disruption of global supply chains. On a local level, it is disrupting retailers, restaurants, service providers such as taxi services, and local businesses. These disruptions may make it [...]