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Coronavirus – South Africa: Western Cape Government receives donation of Footwear and Winterwear for Healthcare Workers

Download logoToday, 25 May 2020, Adidas South Africa donated over 2700 pairs of footwear and fleece tops to healthcare workers at a handover ceremony at the Bellville Health Park to be distributed to Cape Town, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal Metro Health Services. Attended by Premier Alan Winde, Minister of Health, Dr. Nomafrench Mbombo, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, The Health Foundation SA and Adidas; healthcare workers shared their experiences under this global health p

Coronavirus – South Africa: Employment and Labour on Gauteng being largest recipient of Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Coronavirus COVID-19 Relief Benefits

Download logoAs expected Gauteng had the highest number of beneficiaries who have been paid COVID-19 TERS benefits. Almost half of the more than R14-billion paid out so far, has been paid to 1 186 833 workers in the province via 79 271 employers. The Northern Cape had the least number of claimants with R140-million paid to the province for 25 155 workers represented by 2 972 employers. The second province was the Western Cape with R2.3-billion disbursed so far for 429

Coronavirus – South Africa: Minister Thulas Nxesi urges more Employers to apply for Coronavirus COVID-19 Relief Benefits

Download logoThe quest by the Minister of Employment and Labour to ensure that more vulnerable workers benefit from the COVID-19 TERS scheme is beginning to bear fruit with a number of domestic workers being paid directly. As of Saturday, 16 May 2020, the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) figures showed that 14 113 domestic workers had benefitted from the special lockdown benefit to the tune of R55 572 870.00. The figures further showed that 10 09

Coronavirus – South Africa: Western Cape Economic Development on disbursing of Unemployment Insurance Fund Temporary Employee Relief Scheme (UIF TERS) Coronavirus COVID-19 funds to...

Download logoAccording to the latest information we have received from the Department of Employment and Labour, R1.8 billion of the Unemployment Insurance Fund Temporary Employee Relief Scheme (UIF TERS) funds have been disbursed to 615 188 employees in the Western Cape as of 10 May 2020. We are pleased to see that employees in the Western Cape are starting to receive much-needed financial support during the Covid-19 crisis. Ensuring that businesses in the province are able to acces

Plug social protection gaps in developing countries to prevent future crises, International Labour Organization (ILO) says

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed devastating gaps in social protection coverage in developing countries, and recovery will only be sustained and future crises prevented if they can transform their ad hoc crisis response measures into comprehensive social protection systems, according to new analysis from the International Labour Organization (ILO) (www.ILO.org). Two briefing papers released by the ILO warn that the current gaps in social protection could compromise recovery plans, expose mil

Cigna Middle East CEO Extends Role to African Markets

Download logoCigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) (www.Cigna.com), a global health services company, has appointed Jerome Droesch as Chief Executive Officer for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, expanding his remit to include all markets across Africa. In addition, Jerome has been appointed as Senior Executive Officer (SEO) and Chairman of the Cigna Insurance Management Services (CIMS) Board in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). He continues to serve as a Board Member of Cigna&rsq

Coronavirus – Cameroon: Association of Insurance Companies of Cameroon (ASAC) and CARTE ROSE CEMAC support the Government in the response

Download logoThe Association of Insurance Companies of Cameroon (ASAC) represented by its Director General, Mr. Théophile Gérard MOULONG and the CEMAC PINK CARD, in charge of motor third party liability in the CEMAC zone represented by its Permanent Secretary at the National Bureau, Mr. Pierre Didier N'GOUMOU, respectively handed over today, 08 May 2020, a cheque for 120 million and 05 million CFA francs to the Minister of Public Health as a contribution to the national solidar

Coronavirus – South Africa: Committees note responses from Department on Beitbridge Border Fence, Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) Beneficiaries and Quarantine Sites for COVID-19

Download logoA joint meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure, and the Select Committee on Transport, Public Service and Administration, Public Works and Infrastructure, has noted the responses of the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure in relation to Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) beneficiaries, quarantine sites and the Beitbridge Border Fence Erection Project. The committees are, however, of the view that the safety of EPWP beneficiaries may re