Johannesburg – The Minister of Employment and Labour has announced the extension of the Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) benefits until the end of the national state of disaster.
This follows the announcement from the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs that the National State of Disaster was extended to 15 November 2020.
The Minister of Employment and Labour, previously, extended the TERS benefits to be available for the duration of the State of Disaster.
The Department of Employment and Labour stated that the TERS benefits will remain available for the period 15 October to 15 November 2020.
Government declared a national state of disaster under Section 27(1) and Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act on 15 March 2020 – in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
A directive gazette by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Nkosazaan Dlamini-Zuma noted that the extension takes into account the need to continue augmenting the existing legislation and contingency arrangements undertaken by the organs of state to address the impact of the disaster.