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