UIF pays out R15bn for Covid-19 relief, apologises for late release of funds

2020-05-27 11:59:00 PM

The employment and labour department says the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has to date paid in excess of R15bn to beneficiaries of the company relief scheme.

UIF commissioner Teboho Maruping apologised for a break in its network, which has affected plans to capture the May Covid-19 Ters online applications.“We would like to apologise to all our stakeholders, particularly our clients for this unfortunate turn of events and the resultant delays. We are doing everything in our power to ensure that the problem is resolved today so that we can start processing May applications immediately,” said Maruping.

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“The fault of connectivity in Pretoria is due to a damaged fibre cable that links the UIF to the Sita [State Information Technology Agency]data centre.”The UIF promised to ensure that once the link had been restored, it would do all it could to catch up on lost time. The UIF’s ICT system development team is on standby to ensure that the system goes live as soon as the connectivity is re-established.

Maruping promised that the UIF will make a public announcement once the system has been restored. Read more: Times LIVE »

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15 billion maybe I'm not good with mathematics what is the population of South Africa? Prove it. Working class still waiting. Department of Labour should do a serious IT systems overhaul There's less then 70 million South Africans, A Million each will Save So Many Billions, But That thought is not a Business wise thought🚶

UIF scrambles as Covid-19 relief claims pile upWith just four days left in May, it's a race to process hundreds of thousands of claims for financial relief. But few weeks ago they were complaining about how employers are not claiming for UIF As expected. We are still awaiting payments from April. This week payments for May is due.. UIFBenefits

Technical glitches continue to plague UIF Covid-19 relief systemTechnical glitches on the UIF website are causing frustration as many people have not been able to submit claims from its Covid-19 relief fund. 😏🙄 blamegame Technical glitches? I'm convinced the billions were just imaginary to keep people away from the streets. Ramaphosa knew people would take it to the streets, he even used armoured vehicles to instill fear into people.

UIF delaying Ters benefits is 'a ticking time bomb', warns DAMinister Thulas Nxesi said in a media statement on Tuesday that applications for the Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) benefits for May would open at midnight that night — but by Wednesday morning the website was still not live. ... and why are you surprised? The excuses and explanations of the ANC government are neverending. It is the same as Nxesi's explanation of the Nkandla fire pool on national TV at the time. Nxesi is one massive national joke / clown in the eyes of citizens. Cadre IT companies, failing everywhere

UIF delaying Ters benefits is 'a ticking time bomb', warns DAThe DA says processing applications for the Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) for May should have started in the middle of the month, as the UIF apologises for a ‘freak break’ in its system. A ticking time bomb indeed. Gov is oblivious to a shit storm coming it’s way. Don't worry. The sheeple, starving though they may be, are too dumb to make the mental connection between their power to vote and their lot in life. They'll crawl to the ballot box, starving and in rags, and still vote ANC next time. Been trying since March

Cable fault blamed for TERS UIF payment delaysThe Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) apologises for the freak break in its network which has affected plans to capture the May Covid-19 TERS online applications. 🙆🏽‍♂️🙆🏽‍♂️🙆🏽‍♂️🙈🙈🙈

Technical glitches continue to plague UIF Covid-19 relief systemTechnical glitches on the UIF website are causing frustration as many people have not been able to submit claims from its Covid-19 relief fund. 😏🙄 blamegame Technical glitches? I'm convinced the billions were just imaginary to keep people away from the streets. Ramaphosa knew people would take it to the streets, he even used armoured vehicles to instill fear into people.