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UIFEngineering News reports that following negotiations at the National Economic Development and Labour Council and the signing of a directive to that effect by Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi, the Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) has been extended until 15 September.  

“With the lockdown for some industries extended to September 15, it only makes sense for us to continue to shield workers from the worst effects of the pandemic by extending the relief payments which have placed much-needed cash into the hands of ordinary workers in this country,” Nxesi explained.  Consequent to the extension, the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) will continue to receive applications for the March to end-July period until 15 September.  The receipt of Covid-19 Ters benefit applications for August to 15 September will close on 30 October, and no further applications will be accepted beyond that date.

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