A total of R5.3bn has been set aside by the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) to assist thousands of workers and businesses affected by the recent unrest in SA’s economic powerhouses of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, the government said on Wednesday.

The funds will be used to extend the Covid-19 Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme (Ters), which provides income support, and also to assist workers and employers affected by the unrest...

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