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mildredoliphantNews24 reports that the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) amendment bill is one step closer to becoming a reality after it was passed in the National Assembly on Thursday.  

The bill, which was introduced by Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant, was widely supported as a safety net for those who lose their jobs.  The new act will extend the period during which unemployment insurance is paid out to workers who have lost their jobs from 8 to 12 months.  In addition, unemployment insurance benefits will also apply to learners and civil servants who are undergoing learnership training.  The bill will now be sent to the National Council of Provinces for concurrence.

  • Read this report by Thulani Gqirana in full at Fin24

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