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Minister Thulas Nxesi responds to Independent Online article

16 Oct 2020

Re: IOL Article: ‘UIF TERS benefits extended another month’

In this article, the IOL (Independent Online) stated that, “The Minister of Employment and Labour has announced the extension of the Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS)” until 15 November 2020.

No statement has been made by me or my Department on this matter. Any decision on an extension would be made only after extensive engagement with government, Nedlac and the UIF itself.

I remain concerned at the publication of this false report and I hope that it will be immediately corrected.

Sabelo Mali
Cell: 082 729 5804

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