The  Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF),  tasked with providing short-term relief to workers when they become unemployed or are unable to work,  is likely to struggle to fulfil its mandate in future as the Covid-19-induced economic crisis deepens, the auditor-general's office told MPs on Tuesday.

Officials, led by deputy auditor-general Tsakani Ratsela, were briefing the select committee on trade and industry, economic development, small business development, tourism, employment and labour on the fund. ..

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