The President addressed the Nation on the evening of 23 April 2020. The address was primarily focussed on the status of the lock down after 30 April 2020, as well as the policy the Government would follow into the future in terms of the withdrawal of the lock down, the stages this would involve and the focus on getting the economy back on track.
The address by the President on 21 April, as well as the policy document relating the various levels of lock down, how these would take place and what they entailed, have been included in this communication.
Please note that – subject to any gazettes published – the current lock down conditions remain in force until such time as specific directives are published either amending or removing the current restrictions. Whilst we are all suffering under the most severe financial and operational conditions – we have to wait for the relevant gazettes to be published.
Sandile Ntseoane | General Manager | SAVRALA
On 26 March 2020, The Minister of Employment and Labour issued out a directive that determined that it is necessary to implement steps through the Covid19 Temporary Employee / Employer Relief Scheme to prevent an escalation of the COVID -19 infections funded through the National Disaster Benefit. The purpose of this Directive is to make provision for the:
1) Payment of benefits to the Contributors who have lost income due to the COVID -19 pandemic
2) Minimise economic impact of loss of employment because of the pandemic
3) Avoid contact and contain the spread of COVID -19 during the process of application for benefit
4) Establish the Temporary Employee /Employer Relief Scheme and set out the application process for benefits of the COVID -19 pandemic.
On 8 April 2020, The Minister of Employment and Labour issued out an amendment of the above mentioned directive. Please find attached the Amended COVID-19 Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme directive.
Members with any queries are requested to submit them to Sanelisiwe Jantjies: Sanelisiwe.Jantjies@busa.org.za
Department of Labour COVID-19 TERS Directive
Amended Depratment of Labour COVID-19 TERS Directive