Minister Nxesi welcomes arrest of five people who allegedly defrauded UIF of R5.7 million in Covid-19 relief funds

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[…]

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Govt to empower new skills to former mine workers

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[…]

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Rail pensioners to sleep outside Parly over unpaid money

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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UIF benefits set to increase

Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) benefits are set to increase, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant said on Saturday. “The prudent investment of your funds by the UIF management and the board means that government is now in a position to increase unemployment insurance benefits from the current eight months to a year,”[…]

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