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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 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 disburses R40bn, July and August claims processed from this week
UIF disburses R40bn, July and August claims processed from this weekArticle

The Unemployment Insurance Fund has, as of Friday, 14 August, disbursed R40bn as part of the Covid-19 Temporary Employee Relief Scheme...

14 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

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

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

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

TERS payments are exempt from PAYE
TERS payments are exempt from PAYEArticle

Businesses registered with the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) that are suffering financial distress as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic qualify to receive financial relief from the Temporary Employee / Employer Relief Scheme...

Graeme Palmer 25 May 2020

UIF scrutinising suspicious relief claims
UIF scrutinising suspicious relief claimsArticle

Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has assured Parliament that the department is conducting the requisite due diligence as it disburses Covid-19 TERS Benefits to avoid processing fraudulent claims.

22 May 2020

UIF reaches out to domestic workers, farm labourers
UIF reaches out to domestic workers, farm labourersArticle

The Department of Employment and Labour has begun efforts to reach domestic workers and farm labourers to enable them to benefit from the Covid-19 relief scheme...

15 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

#LockdownLessons: Make it work, despite the challenges, says Brimis' Andile Nqandela
#LockdownLessons: Make it work, despite the challenges, says Brimis' Andile NqandelaArticle

Andile Nqandela, founder and managing director of Brimis Engineering, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 7 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

Coping with less - concerns over month-end salary
Coping with less - concerns over month-end salaryArticle

For many South Africans, the figure for their April salary is a major concern. There are a number of concerns about the UIF processes as well as concern over whether or not paying certain debts will result in a negative for their record...

Devan Moonsamy 28 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

Unpacking the UIF Benefit in response to Covid-19
Unpacking the UIF Benefit in response to Covid-19Article

In the wake of the announcement of the national shutdown, the Minister of Employment and Labour has announced the introduction of measures in response to coronavirus (Covid-19) and its impact on UIF contributors...

Jean Ewang 25 Mar 2020

SA lockdown - Assisting small businesses and employees through tax system
SA lockdown - Assisting small businesses and employees through tax systemArticle

The effect of South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown on businesses and their employees will be harsh, so the government will be taking several steps to support individuals and small businesses...

Jana Botha 24 Mar 2020

New parental leave laws and UIF benefits: dispelling the confusion
New parental leave laws and UIF benefits: dispelling the confusionArticle

Following a period of legal limbo, the government notified employers that the parental leave laws that were promulgated in November 2018 would take effect from 1 January 2020...

Rob Cooper 5 Feb 2020

UIF to start process claims for new parental benefits
UIF to start process claims for new parental benefitsArticle

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) will start processing claims for the new parental benefits from 1 November 2019 to contributing and qualifying UIF beneficiaries...

1 Nov 2019

How maternity/paternity leave structuring impacts your salary
How maternity/paternity leave structuring impacts your salaryArticle

Despite years of progress and an increased awareness surrounding gender equity in the workplace and society in general, women bare a disproportionate responsibility when it comes to childcare...

Muhammed Goolab 16 Apr 2019

Companies urged to obtain UIF compliance certificates
Companies urged to obtain UIF compliance certificatesArticle

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has urged companies to make sure they obtain a compliance certificate or risk being excluded from doing business with government...

26 Oct 2018

Department of Labour to use billion-rand surplus to extend UIF benefits
Department of Labour to use billion-rand surplus to extend UIF benefitsArticle

Sweeping changes to the Unemployment Insurance Act will mean that contributors who lose their jobs can draw benefits for up to a year instead of for eight months...

Annie Cebulski 12 Jun 2018

Labour calls on ex-miners to claim their benefits
Labour calls on ex-miners to claim their benefitsArticle

The Department of Labour and the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) have launched the long-awaited registration campaign of unclaimed benefits for ex-mineworkers in the Northern Cape, targeting Hartswater in Phokwane Local Municipality.

1 Jun 2018

Photo by Pawel Chu on Unsplash
Confusion regarding UIF contributions continuesArticle

Confusion persists regarding UIF contributions since a new Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) scale of benefits came into effect on 1 April 2017...

19 Sep 2017

New UIF benefits do not equate to increased UIF contributions
New UIF benefits do not equate to increased UIF contributionsArticle

There has been payroll confusion, since the Minister of Labour announced on 17 March an amendment to the ‘scale of benefits' described in the Unemployment Insurance Act 2001, which had to be implemented from 1 April 2017...

Arlene Leggat 17 May 2017

Benefits of the Unemployment Insurance Amendment Act
Benefits of the Unemployment Insurance Amendment ActArticle

The new Act will make benefits available to a much larger proportion of the workforce, and also has the potential to stimulate economic growth.

Arlene Leggat 25 Jan 2017

Labour Department 'breaking own rules'
Labour Department 'breaking own rules'Article

It is a department tasked with enforcing the rights of workers but now the Department of Labour is being dragged to court for failing to adhere to its own rules.

Zoë Mahopo 10 Dec 2013

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