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Regulations on Temporary Financial Relief Scheme Corrected

August 13, 2021

Department of Employment and Labour

Regulations on Destroyed, Affected or Looted Workplaces: Temporary Financial Relief Scheme have been corrected.

The employment and labour department published the Regulations in Government Gazette 44978 in terms of the Unemployment Insurance Act on 10 August 2021.

The Regulations are designed to set up a temporary relief scheme aimed at giving financial relief to vulnerable workers; provide the payment of temporary financial relief to vulnerable workers and set out the application process for the temporary financial relief.

The temporary relief applies to workers whose workplaces closed due to the recent unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

The remuneration to be taken into account in calculating the relief is capped at R17 712 per month.

Employers must apply for the temporary relief on behalf of their workers.

The closure of the workplace must be directly linked to the destruction, damage or looting of the workplace.

A case needs to have been opened with the South African Police Services.

The Regulations came into effect on the date of publication and will be reviewed every two weeks.

In the correction notice published in Gazette 44980, the department rectified the heading of the notice.