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Extended TERS Benefits for July “until 15 August 2020”

Whilst no Directive has been issued the Employment and Labour Ministry on 21 July 2020 announced an extension to the COVID-19 TERS relief payments scheme.

Speaking under the theme Protecting Workers and Jobs in the era of Covid-19, the Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour, Ms Boitumelo Moloi announced: “Following due diligence and consultation with the Unemployment Insurance Fund actuaries, and in line with the President's decision to extend the life of the Disaster Management Act until 15th August, we have taken the decision to similarly extend the Covid19 TERS benefit until 15th August 2020."  The benefit structure and existing criteria remain the same, says the Department of Employment and Labour Media Statement.

This will be welcome relief to all employers. 

We now await the law underpinning the public announcement made by the Ministry.

Key contacts:

Imraan Mahomed

Director: Practice Area Leader Employment/Labour Law & member of the Management Board


Lavery Modise



Hedda Schensema



Jean Ewang



Phetheni Nkuna



Bongani Masuku



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