Thabo Abel Simbini fired his more than 6 600 employees – and when the UIF Ters funds were paid out, he kept the money for himself
The bookkeeper is expected to appear in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court for allegedly swindling UIF Ters out of millions.
The UIF has explained how payments for the latest Ters extension will be made. Here’s what you need to know.
A directive has been issued for workers affected by the KZN and Gauteng riots to receive UIF TERS funds even if they don’t usually qualify.
Acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni provided an update on efforts to clean up KZN, with TERS open for victim.
The UIF’s acting commissioner Mzie Yawa has said that they have identified dozens of other fraud cases and more arrests will be made
Restrictions under Level 4 Lockdown regulations are having a severe impact on South Africa’s aviation, hospitality and tourism sectors.
The DA has welcomed the decision of a UIF Ters extension, however, the Department of Employment and Labour is remaining mum for now.
Minister David Maynier announced that he wrote to national government to request the reopening of UIF TERS for the duration of Level 4 lockdown.
The government is seeking speedy legislative review to fix problems with UIF, which could see the introduction of a Basic Income Grant (BIG).
Two senior UIF officials who were placed under an SIU investigation for fraud relating to the COVID-19 Ters fund are reportedly back at work.
DA councillor Nora Grose is accused of siphoning off R170 000 from the Temporary Employee Relief Scheme (TERS)
According to the labour department, the SIU will look into COVID-19 TERS payments made to people who were not qualified for the funds
The Unemployment Insurance Fund confirmed their “finances are sound”.
The SIU recently briefed the Portfolio Committee on Employment and Labour regarding investigations into UIF Ters.
While details about the COVID-19 Ters extension are yet to be finalised, the UIF says it envisages certain sectors receiving assistance.
In what has come as a huge relief for businesses, government has taken the decision to extend the Ters benefit. Here’s what you need to know.
Through the UIF, the department of labour will continue to provide relief through existing short-term/reduced work time benefits.
While the Western Cape government has welcomed the eased restrictions, it says the UIF Ters benefit needs to be extended.
People feel it is only fair that UIF Ters be extended for the duration of time that additional lockdown restrictions apply.
After supporting millions of workers in 2020, UIF TERS ended in October. But with the extension of Level 3 restrictions, the scheme could make a comeback.
The industry is once again asking for financial assistance due to devastating losses incurred as a result of the latest restrictions.
A 44-year-old NGO director from the Western Cape has been arrested after some 36 employees failed to benefit from Ters payments he received.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) met with Pharmacy Direct CEO Gavie Erasmus following a fallout with workers over unpaid TERS monies