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.
A new in-depth study shows that 90% of the live music industry lost income due to COVID-19 from March until very recently. Of the musicians surveyed, 41% report selling their instruments and equipment to pay their bills; others are living on loans that will need to be repaid.
The UIF has made over R52 billion in 11.5 million payments through over one million employers, since the country went under lockdown in March
The new unemployment rate for the third quarter of 2020 was made public on Thursday – sensitive viewers may need to look away from these figures.
The UIF has announced a fast approaching closing date for July to September Ters applications. Here’s what you need to know.
Talks between unions and the public broadcaster collapsed on Friday, which could see 600 people lose their jobs
About 400 Cookhouse residents blocked the R63 with burning tyres and large stones on Friday, demanding they be employed.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said structural reforms and other measures would play a critical role in supporting the recovery of the labour market
Stats SA released the quarterly Labour Force Survey and it’s not looking good. Several industries recorded devastating unemployment figures.
The expanded unemployment rate has shown just how deep the economic faultlines run underneath SA, after lockdown pumelled the job market.
You might have to read these figures from behind the sofa: The unemployment rate has soared in the previous quarter, after lockdown took its dramatic toll.
Accounts spreading xenophobia on Twitter has now called for “illegal immigrants” to be deported back to their countries of origin.
The Department of Labour announced that it is now “ready to make a difference in the lives of the workers again” and resume UIF Ters payments.
Young men and women shut down the Motherwell Shopping Centre on Thursday, saying they were promised jobs at the mall by their councillor.
The UIF has, once again, delayed Ters payments in order to mitigate risks identified by the auditor-general of South Africa.
An audit report on the UIF has revealed shocking irregularities. Payments were made to the deceased and those with invalid ID numbers.
Four senior members of the UIF were suspended following the release of the auditor-general’s scathing report on Wednesday.
UIF Commissioner Teboho Maruping was placed on precautionary suspension following a report by the Auditor-General of South Africa.
On Wednesday morning, the UIF suspended the Ters payment system, but later in the day they revoked their decision amid a fraud probe by AGSA.
The DA and SA’s business community are dismayed by the decision to suspend the Ters system due to a fraud probe by the Auditor-General.
With thousands of businesses relying on the UIF TERS payments, there’s been positive developments on Thursday: July and August applications open next week.
The UIF has also appointed a team of forensic investigators to look into all the monies that have been paid out to companies, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
While unemployment figures look bleak, Gumtree South Africa says there are just under 10 000 live job opportunities on its site.
The UIF TERS scheme is due to come to an end on 15 August – four days from now – and July applications are still not open.