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ASATA Live Webinar: COVID-19, labour law and UIF TERS

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Labour law specialist Fatima Van Toorn from FVT Consulting weighs in on the updated process for applying for UIF TERS and other labour-related issues affecting ASATA members in this practical and informative webinar.

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TBCSA MOU to expedite Tourism and Travel

The Travel and Tourism sector are amongst the two industries that will enjoy expedited payments of UIF TERS to employees affected by COVID-19 during South Africa’s national lockdown. The TBCSA has signed a three-month agreement to this effect with the Department of Labour and the UIF.

All new applications must now be done online. There is only the date period of 27 March to 30 April that can be selected currently.  

How do I find out whether I have a UIF registration number and what it is?

The Covid-19 TERS online portal has created a functionality whereby Employers can check whether they have a UIF reference number. On the home page that is an option “Get your UIF Reference Number”. Employers need to enter their PAYE number and the system will then automatically provide the UIF reference number, if the Employer is in fact registered.

The link to the portal: 

ASATA Live Webinar: COVID-19, labour law and UIF TERS 1

How can I register for UIF if I am not registered?

Contact Jacquelène Naudè from MPOnline

Or visit the UIF website to register.

You can also visit to register your company.

We have contributed to UIF and paid contributions over to SARS but do not have a UIF registration number. How does this work?

This is two different numbers. It can happen that an Employer has a UIF reference number with SARS but not a UIF registration number with the Department of Labour. If you pay the contributions to SARS, contributions must still be declared to Department of Labour.

If you are not registered as Employer with the Department of Labour, UIF claims will not be accepted.

Who can I contact to assist me with my Covid-19 TERS application?

Zoe Cosmopoulos (FvT HR Consulting associate)

Charged at a rate of R500 per hour (Excl Vat).

Berna Muller (FvT HR Consulting associate)

Charged at a rate of R600 per hour (Excl Vat).

Jacquelène Naudè (MPOnline)

TERS applications at R 450 (excl VAT)


We are in the process of collating all the FAQs received for UIF TERS from today’s webinar and will release these as soon as we can. Should you have any additional questions or require specific assistance from ASATA, please do not hesitate to email

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