Employment & Labour Minister, Thulas Nxesi says the Unemployment Insurance Fund is in talks to find funds to assist those, who may have lost their jobs due to the newly-announced level 4 lockdown restrictions.
These new restrictions, which came in effect on Monday, will effect mainly those employed in the hospitality and alcohol sectors.
Nxesi says during the pandemic the Covid-19 TERS benefit-scheme distributed R 60-billion in financial aid to laid-off workers.
He says the extension would be discussed at Nedlac this week.
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- Police Minister Bheki Cele: SA police-force members to be vaccinated from 5 July.
- Level 4 lockdown regulations have been gazetted.
- South Africa moves to Alert Level 4 of the lockdown, no alcohol sales allowed.
Cabinet has decided that the country should move to #AdjustedAlertLevel4.
Cabinet decided that to ensure that our response is appropriate and proportionate to the current situation, the additional restrictions we are announcing this evening will be in place for the next 14 days. pic.twitter.com/HiFzXAj2Gu
— Department of Employment and Labour (@deptoflabour) June 28, 2021