South Africa: New amendments to the coronavirus (COVID-19) TERS Directive clarify who can apply for relief benefits and how | 8 April 2020

“On 8 April 2020, the Minister of Employment and Labour issued a notice amending a few significant aspects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) Temporary Relief Scheme (“C19 TERS”) Directive of 25 March 2020 (the “Amendment”).

The C19 TERS was established to compensate employees who have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, through the Unemployment Insurance Fund (“UIF”). Since its inception, however, there has been much confusion and rapid developments concerning what the C19 TERS is, what its requirements are, and the possible relief it offers.

Where do things now stand after the amendments? We discuss some of the key takeaways for employers below…”

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