South Africa: Employment and Labour On Western Cape NPO Investigated for Illegally Applying for Covid-19 TERS

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Sumary of South Africa: Employment and Labour On Western Cape NPO Investigated for Illegally Applying for Covid-19 TERS:

  • A case of fraud has been opened against a Western Cape NPO which stands accused of illegally applying and receiving close to R5-million for the COVID-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS)..
  • The business is a non-profit organization contracted by the Department of Public Works to perform Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) projects in the area ranging from classroom assistants, vegetable gardens, home-based cares, Early Childhood Development sector, HIV and AIDS awareness programmes and cleaners at government departments and institutions..
  • The COVID-19 TERS was one of the instruments instituted by government as part of the R500-billion relief package..
  • The COVID-19 TERS is a specialised fund which is administered by the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) for workers whose salaries have been affected by the implementation of the National State of Disaster and subsequent lock-down period while they are still employed….

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