No, all labour centres are closed during this period. However, each province has a dedicated email address to deal with new and pending normal applications and enquiries to avoid movement to Labour Centres -
Employers have the right to let employees stay at home during the lockdown, but they need to help employees with the application process for the Covid-19 TERS Relief Benefit so that employees do not lose their income.
Applicants will be checked against the national UIF’s systems and if the employee is not registered with UIF or the Compensation Fund, the application will be returned along with a request for additional information from the employer.
Yes - In fact, companies are encouraged to apply on behalf of their employees. The TERS scheme offers financial assistance to employees who receive little or no income as a result of the total or partial closure of their workplace due to Covid-19. Employers can apply on behalf of the employee by following these steps.
The Gauteng Health Department has signed the statute paving the way for the establishment of a single government-operated nursing college in the province known as the Gauteng College of Nursing (GCoN).
A partnership with the Department of Social Development has resulted in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in South Africa donating $1.4 million that will go towards the procurement of 20 000 food relief packages.
The contribution comes as the global Coronavirus pandemic takes its toll on the most vulnerable across the country.