The three-month period when the government’s main instrument to cushion workers left without an income due to the Covid-19 pandemic was supposed to be in place has come and gone, and still many deserving workers have received only some money while others have received nothing.

The Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) was established by employment & labour minister Thulas Nxesi to help those in formal employment who were expected to lose their income due to the coronavirus lockdown.

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