UIF briefs media on performance in Eastern Cape, 5 Dec

Unemployment Insurance Commissioner Teboho Maruping invites members of the media in Eastern Cape Province to a briefing session which will take place in Port Alfred on Tuesday, 05 December 2023.    

The purpose of the media briefing is to among other things provide an update on the Unemployment Insurance Fund’s (UIF) overall performance with payments to clients in the Eastern Cape, the Covid-19 Temporary Employer Employee Relief Scheme (Covid-19 TERS) as it relates to the province, new technologies and other interventions implemented to make it easier to claim UIF benefits in rural and peri-urban areas, the Fund’s "Follow the Money" project, as well as province specific Covid-19 fraud cases and prosecutions. 

Where possible, the UIF will make transport and accommodation arrangements for journalists from outlying parts of the province, that require assistance. 

Due to seating limitations journalists who are interested to attend the briefing are requested to RSVP with Sean Mmatladi on Email: sean.mmatladi@labour.gov.za or Cellphone: 072 120 5055 by end of business on Friday, 24 November 2023.  Kindly indicate if assistance is required.  

The media briefing will thus take place as follows:    
Date: Tuesday, 05 December 2023     
Venue: River Leisure Hotel (Halyards Hotel)      
Time: 09h00     
Media enquiries:     
Ziphozihle Josefu, Provincial Communication Officer: Eastern Cape
Department of Employment and Labour   
Cell: 082 308 6306
Email:  Ziphozihle.josefu@labour.gov.za 
Silusapho Nyanda, Acting Deputy Director: Communication (UIF) 
Cell: 067 410 5475
Email:  Silusapho.Nyanda@labour.gov.za 

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