LOCAL The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has welcomed the arrest of 16 suspects accused of swindling R2.2 million from the COVID-19 TERS scheme. The suspects were apprehended in Gauteng and the North West province. The UIF’s Commissioner Teboho Maruping says, “It’s a combination of both the employers and employees. We[…]
UIF commissioner Teboho Maruping says some fund employees facing investigations into Covid-19 TERS fraud abruptly resigned but could still be pursued on criminal charges. Others who stayed on but were found to be involved in wrongdoing were dismissed, he said at a media briefing on Wednesday. “There are a couple[…]
The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is still not paying out special coronavirus grants as it tries to verify the identity documents of those who applied over recent months. The delay has resulted in new cut-off dates for applications for the so-called Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS): The final deadline for[…]
Business4SA (B4SA) has expressed dismay at the temporary shutdown of unemployment relief funds, saying it has offered to help the labour department free of charge with capacity challenges impeding the payouts of lockdown aid. All payments of Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) benefits have been halted[…]
Angry locals have criticized the Department of Labour’s processes to deal with UIF applications. Due to the national lockdown, hundreds of people are applying for UIF and maternity benefits daily, but the turnaround time is achingly slow. The department says they are under strain due to the immense backlog of[…]
Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has welcomed the arrest this weekend of five suspects accused of being part of “the enterprise that scammed R5.7 million” from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) meant to provide relief for workers during the coronavirus (Covid-10) lockdown. The five suspects were arrested in Pretoria[…]
The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has paid out close to R6 billion in May coronavirus (Covid-19) relief payments, while claims for compensation are growing steadily, according to the employment and labour department. The department continued to make a difference to the lives of workers with payments through the UIF as[…]
South Africa’s employment and labour minister Thulas Nxesi has called on employers registered with the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) to apply for Covid-19 benefits on behalf of their employees. The fund gives short-term relief to South African workers when they become unemployed or are unable to work because of maternity,[…]
The former mine workers will be taught business management, plant and beef farming by Walter Sisulu University and Ntinga Development Agency. Millions of rands have been set aside by the Department of Labour’s Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) to train over 7 000 former mine workers and unemployed youth at the O.R Tambo[…]
About 200 angry people vowed to start sleeping on the pavement outside Parliament in Cape Town from Wednesday until they are paid pensions they say they are owed from apartheid-era rail companies. As women spread their blankets and overnight bags on the cobbled pavement outside Parliament’s visitor centre, ANC Chief[…]
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