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Thousands of workers left without means to put food on the table during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown have found some relief now that they can access Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) special benefits, even if their employers have not registered or paid contributions.

Employment & labour minister Thulas Nxesi on Monday amended a directive pertaining to the Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) to now allow workers to claim even where their employers did not register them for UIF, provide the required details, or pay the necessary contributions...

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