A survey by the Cape Chamber of Industry and Commerce on the experiences of small and micro businesses who approached the government for relief paints a bleak picture of the UIF-Temporary aid insurance schemes distribution. The findings represent opinion from more than 55 different business types, ranging from agriculture to financial services and manufacturing. The […]

The National Employers’ Association of South Africa is warning businesses that it is imperative that they start planning for life after lockdown. It is estimated that the coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide lockdown has put at least 1,5 million South African jobs at risk. The association’s chief executive, Gerhard Papenfus, says it is clear that […]

Employment and Labour Minister, Thulas Nxesi, says he’s worried that some employers have decided to retrench workers due to regulations linked to COVID-19. Nxesi had been addressing media on matters related to Unemployment Insurance Fund in Johannesburg. More than 40 thousand domestic workers have taken their employers to the labour court following this dispute. Nxesi […]

The commissioner of the Unemployment Insurance Fund, Teboho Maruping, says the responsibility of UIF benefit claims lies with the employer or business and not with the employee. He says for this reason a Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme, has been developed to mitigate the impact of the lockdown and avoid any confusion on who can […]

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