The July unrest in parts Kwa-Zulu Natal and Gauteng has had a devastating impact on the Country. More than 300 lives were lost during the unrest while many people were left without work.

The UIF will now be paying Covid-19 Ters funds directly to employees. Payments for the 16 March 2021 to 25 July 2021 period will be made directly to workers.

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The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is urging employers to declare their workers on the UIF’s UFiling system.

Losing a loved one can be extremely difficult for families. This is often made harder when the loved one who passed was the family breadwinner. The UIF allows for spouses or beneficiaries of contributors to apply for relief benefits.

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The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) makes provision for adoptive parents. This ensures that when adoptive parents take off time from work to spend with their family, their bank income is subsidized.

Parents want to spend time with their newest members of the family. South African law makes provisions for Adoption leave, Parental leave (for fathers), and Commissioning parental leave.


Have you ever heard the saying ‘Life Happens’. There is a lot of truth to this statement. Sometimes things happen which are out of our control. Illness can strike at any time and can possibly prevent you from being able to work for a period of time. The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) could assist you if you fall ill.

Being forced to work reduced hours or put on ‘short time’ can be an extremely stressful time. You will receive less income but your expenses remain the same. The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) will provide compensation to employees whose working hours have been reduced or forced to stay at home due to work stoppage.

 Maternity leave is an opportunity for mothers to bond with and look after newborn children. If you are a mother who is planning to go on maternity leave or are already on maternity leave, you can apply for the Unemployment Insurance Fund(UIF) maternity benefits.


The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has paid out more than R63 billion in Ters benefits since the beginning of the relief scheme that began last year.



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