With the country entering the eye of the COVID-19 storm, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the closure of public schools for the next four weeks.

Disability grants will no longer be paid on the same date as the older persons grant, starting from August 2020.

Employment and Labour Deputy Minister Boitumelo Moloi has announced that the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) will provide R104 million to Productivity SA to support some 6 000 SMEs to improve productivity to preserve and create jobs.

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, says the department has set aside R554 million to create jobs through municipal infrastructure projects.

The Higher Education, Science and Innovation Ministry is to make a substantial investment in the infrastructure and teaching resources of the Post-School Education and Training (PSET) sector.

Thursday, 23 July 2020 15:03

SA's COVID-19 deaths rise by 572

South Africa reported the highest death toll in a single day, with 572 people dying of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 22 July 2020 20:36

SA’s Coronavirus cases rises by 8170

South Africa has 381 798 confirmed COVID-19 cases, after 8 170 new cases were identified on Tuesday.

Wednesday, 22 July 2020 20:31

Minister Nxesi hospitalised for COVID-19

Employment and Labour Minister Thembelani ‘Thulas’ Nxesi who tested positive for COVID-19, has been hospitalised.

Wednesday, 22 July 2020 20:20

COVID-19 UIF benefit extended to August

Employment and Labour Deputy Minister Boitumelo Booi says the COVID-19 Temporary Employers/ Employee Relief Fund, set up to help those who found themselves out of work due to lockdown, will be extended to August.

Tuesday, 21 July 2020 20:07

UIF promises to pay all valid claims

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has undertaken to pay all valid claims which were not paid, as it begins to wind down the massive campaign of supporting workers through the worst effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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