SIU COVID-19 TERS investigation welcomed

The Department of Employment and Labour has welcomed the Special Investigation Unit’s (SIU) probe into allegations of corruption and maladministration of the Unemployment Insurance Fund’s special COVID-19 TERS benefits. This comes after President Cyril...

Nxesi welcomes AG COVID funds report

Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has welcomed Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke’s finding that the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) had markedly improved the disbursement of COVID-19 relief funds. In the first report, late former Auditor-General (AG) Kimi...

UIF opens fraud case against NPO

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has opened a case of fraud against a Western Cape non-profit organisation that allegedly illegally received close to R5 million in the COVID-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS). In a statement, the UIF said not...

Eleven arrested in UIF COVID-19 benefit probe

Labour and Employment Minister, Thulas Nxesi, says 11 people have been arrested as the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) intensified its probe to nab those accused of benefiting from illegal UIF COVID-19 TERS payments.  Making a statement on Tuesday to the...

UIF extends dates for COVID-19 TERS claims

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has extended the processing of new Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme (TERS) benefit claims for April to September following consultations with social partners at Nedlac. In line with the extension, the COVID-19 TERS...
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