UIF paid cash-strapped workers R58bn in Covid-19 relief, says Labour Minister

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Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi during a media briefing.
Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi during a media briefing.
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The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has disbursed more than R58 billion in its Covid-19 temporary employee relief scheme (TERS) to help cash-strapped workers at the height of the pandemic.

Several initiatives have been implemented to create more work for job seekers, including those discouraged from looking for employment, while efforts are also under way to retain current jobs.

This emerged in Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi’s reply to a written parliamentary question from DA MP Michael Cardo, who wanted details on the department's steps to address the high unemployment rate.

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