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Update: COVID-19 Temporary Employer / Employee Relief Scheme (“TERS”) system maintenance and payment delay

Sep 10,2020

by Jacques van Wyk, Director; Andre van Heerden, Senior Associate; and Thabisa Yantolo, Candidate Attorney

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (“UIF“) published a notice on the UIF Covid-19 TERS online portal (“notice“). The notice provides the following:

  1. The Covid-TERS system will undergo scheduled network maintenance from 11 September at 18:00 until 13 September at 20:00 and as a result, the system will be unavailable for the duration of this period;
  2. There is currently a delay in the payment of TERS benefits in order for the UIF to mitigate the risks in the system identified by the Auditor General; and
  3. The UIF will release a statement on when the payments will resume.

The notice may be accessed at:

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