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Slow uptake of Covid-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme
Slow uptake of Covid-19 Loan Guarantee SchemeArticle

Following the economic downturn and immense pressure placed on businesses as a result of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing global lockdown, National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank and the Banking Association of South Africa announced the launch of the Covid-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme...

Chantel van Zyl and Penjani Mseteka 16 Sep 2020

TERS to be extended until end of National State of Disaster
TERS to be extended until end of National State of DisasterArticle

The Minister of Employment and Labour has announced the extension of the Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) benefits until the end of the national state of disaster...

Joon Chong and Shane Johnson 15 Sep 2020

UIF temporarily suspends payment of Covid-19 TERS relief fund
UIF temporarily suspends payment of Covid-19 TERS relief fundArticle

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), working with the Department of Employment and Labour, has temporarily halted payments for the Covid-19 TERS relief benefits, until it addresses the system control concerns recently raised by the Auditor-General...

11 Sep 2020

Law enforcement probes Covid-19 relief fund management
Law enforcement probes Covid-19 relief fund managementArticle

Law enforcement agencies are working together to probe the breaches of the Covid-19 Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme (TERS)...

3 Sep 2020

UIF Commissioner suspended
UIF Commissioner suspendedArticle

The Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi, on Wednesday suspended the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Commissioner Teboho Maruping...

2 Sep 2020

7 trends accountants are embracing
7 trends accountants are embracingArticle

Accountants are reinventing themselves. The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated this process of renewal, convincing even the most traditional-style accountants that the time to adapt is now

1 Sep 2020

UIF resumes payments for Covid-19 TERS benefits
UIF resumes payments for Covid-19 TERS benefitsArticle

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has resumed payments for the Covid-19 temporary employee/employer relief scheme (TERS) after it was suspended...

27 Aug 2020

UIF still processing Covid-19 TERS April/May payments
UIF still processing Covid-19 TERS April/May paymentsArticle

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is to continue processing Covid-19 temporary employee/employer relief scheme (TERS) new claims for April and May until a cut-off date is announced...

4 Aug 2020

Covid-19 UIF benefit extended to August
Covid-19 UIF benefit extended to AugustArticle

Employment and Labour Deputy Minister Boitumelo Booi says the Covid-19 Temporary Employers/ Employee Relief Fund, set up to help those who found themselves out of work due to lockdown, will be extended to August...

21 Jul 2020

UIF promises to pay all valid claims
UIF promises to pay all valid claimsArticle

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has undertaken to pay all valid claims which were not paid, as it begins to wind down the massive campaign of supporting workers through the worst effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

20 Jul 2020

Fraudulent relief claims spread rapidly around the world during Covid-19
Fraudulent relief claims spread rapidly around the world during Covid-19Article

A spate of government investigations into Covid-19 relief applications in South Africa mirrors a similar trend in governments across the world, as they seek to mitigate increasing instances of relief scheme fraud...

Darryl Bernstein and Johan Botes 15 Jul 2020

UIF tightens relief payment controls
UIF tightens relief payment controlsArticle

In an effort to eliminate the risk of criminals exploiting the Covid-19 Temporary Employee Relief Scheme, the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has introduced new stringent controls to verify banking details of recipients...

14 Jul 2020

Taking care of staff in a post-lockdown world
Taking care of staff in a post-lockdown worldArticle

With corporate attention turning to resuming operations in a new normal following the easing of lockdown restrictions, it is important not to neglect employees' well-being. Nicol Myburgh, Head of the HCM Business Unit at CRS Technologies, believes this transition is a critical time to reinforce the company's commitment to addressing the physical, psychological, and financial concerns of staff...

7 Jul 2020

Fortune (500) telling - how America's top CEOs see the future after Covid-19
Fortune (500) telling - how America's top CEOs see the future after Covid-19Article

Even though we are starting to see light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, we still have a long way to go before life can return to a pre-Covid-19 type of normality, with many questioning if it will ever fully return. From a business point of view, we can draw insight from the CEOs of 2020's Fortune 500 list of companies...

Johan Botes, Tiisetso Rabolao and Kirsty Gibson 6 Jul 2020

UIF explains Covid-19 TERS payments
UIF explains Covid-19 TERS paymentsArticle

/The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has confirmed it will continue to accept and process Covid-19 TERS claims submitted for April, May and June...

2 Jul 2020

Labour and employment: rebuilding and restructuring post lockdown
Labour and employment: rebuilding and restructuring post lockdownArticle

With the easing of the nationwide lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic through the Government's "Risk Adjusted Strategy" (comprising of five lockdown levels), more and more business can lawfully operate again. The unfortunate reality, however, is that environment within which businesses will now operate is vastly different to that which existed prior to the lockdown...

Jacques van Wyk, Andre van Heerden and Michiel Heyns 26 Jun 2020

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni
Escaping the hippo's jaws: Mboweni's broad strokes emergency budgetArticle

Amid analogies about his trademark aloe ferox and a hippo's gaping jaws, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered a bleak supplementary budget that was a little light on detail...

25 Jun 2020

Latest changes to the Covid-19 OHS directive and what they mean for employers
Latest changes to the Covid-19 OHS directive and what they mean for employersArticle

On 4 June 2020, Government repealed the Covid-19 Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Workplaces (OHS Directive) and replaced it with the Consolidated Covid-19 Direction on Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Consolidated Directive) which, while largely similar to the former OHS Directive, is materially different in certain respects...

Jaime Myhill 18 Jun 2020

Employers urged to declare workers for UIF benefits
Employers urged to declare workers for UIF benefitsArticle

As the UIF begins to follow the trail of the money that has been disbursed since lockdown, Employment and Labour Minister has appealed to companies to declare workers who still need to be paid...

17 Jun 2020

Alternatives to dismissal - contemplating retrenchments post Covid-19
Alternatives to dismissal - contemplating retrenchments post Covid-19Article

The issue of when an employer should explore alternatives to retrenchment has never been more relevant than now, as businesses begin to respond to the impacts of Covid-19 on their operations...

Johan Botes 15 Jun 2020

UIF suffers setback due to network problems
UIF suffers setback due to network problemsArticle

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has apologised for the freak break in its network, which has affected plans to capture the May applications for the Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS)...

28 May 2020

UIF pays R9.5 billion to workers
UIF pays R9.5 billion to workersArticle

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has disbursed almost R9.5 billion through the Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS).

8 May 2020

UIF disbursements surpass R3bn mark
UIF disbursements surpass R3bn markArticle

Government has dispersed R3.3 billion in Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) claim benefits submitted by 1.75 million workers - as relief for the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

29 Apr 2020

UIF pays out Covid-19 benefits to workers
UIF pays out Covid-19 benefits to workersArticle

A total of 606,462 employees who have lost their income as a result of the lockdown imposed to mitigate against the spread of Covid-19 will receive their benefit from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF)...

21 Apr 2020

Covid-19: Textile industry agrees on temporary relief for employees
Covid-19: Textile industry agrees on temporary relief for employeesArticle

Regulations giving effect to the government's commitment to assist ailing industries and workers through the Unemployment Insurance Fund are being gazetted...

Tania Broughton 8 Apr 2020

Covid-19: What are your rights as an employee?
Covid-19: What are your rights as an employee?Article

With the implementation of the national lockdown by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 26 March, there has been understandable confusion...

Shane Johnson and Samantha Robb 8 Apr 2020

Covid-19 and trucking: What the Road Freight Association is doing
Covid-19 and trucking: What the Road Freight Association is doingArticle

"Without trucks, South Africa stops!" Never has this been more true than now in the time of the coronavirus pandemic...

Gavin Kelly 7 Apr 2020

Covid-19 lockdown: How it will affect your employer's finances
Covid-19 lockdown: How it will affect your employer's financesArticle

With South African businesses facing an unprecedented crisis, many are worried about whether they will be able to afford to pay their employees...

Yolandi Esterhuizen 26 Mar 2020

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