B4SA concerned at NCCC decision on UIF TERS extension

ASATA has received the below statement from Business for South Africa (B4SA) B4SA has learned with great concern that the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) has decided that the COVID Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) benefit should not be extended any further. Under the current TERS Direction, the benefit applied to 15 September, although President Ramophosa had committed […]

Government issues a revised list of high-risk countries

The South African Government has revised the list of high-risk countries based on a risk categorisation model. It is important to remember that although we have progressed to Level 1, the Covid-19 pandemic still exists and we need to take every precaution to mitigate the risks of spreading the virus. In its last meeting, the […]

Airlink to introduce daily flights to Windhoek

Airlink will launch a daily direct air service reconnecting Johannesburg with Windhoek from 26 October.  This follows the relaxation of South Africa’s intra-Africa travel restrictions and Namibian Aeronautical Authorities acknowledging Airlink’s traffic rights and designation on the route.   Airlink also recently resumed scheduled services between Cape Town and Windhoek as well as between Johannesburg and […]

UIF TERS – Updated Letter for Employers

The Department of Labour and Employment has issued a communication to users on the Covid19 TERS benefit application processes and to assistin explaining changes and how to overcome some of the challenges in receiving payment. To view the full letter, please click on the link below:

Research points to low risk for COVID-19 transmission inflight

IATA has demonstrated the low incidence of inflight COVID-19 transmission with an updated tally of published cases. Since the start of 2020 there have been 44 cases of COVID-19 reported in which transmission is thought to have been associated with a flight journey (inclusive of confirmed, probable and potential cases). Over the same period some […]

Qatar resumes 19 weekly flights to South Africa from 3 October

Qatar has announced the resumption of three key destinations in South Africa; Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. Services to South Africa will be operated by a mix of the airline’s Airbus A350and Boeing 787 aircraft. With the addition of 19 weekly flights to South Africa, Qatar Airways will operate 63 weekly flights to 17 destinations […]

Air Seychelles to resume services to Johannesburg

Air Seychelles will resume limited passenger services across its regional network from Seychelles to Johannesburg, Mauritius, and Tel Aviv this winter. Travellers can view the schedule by visiting www.airseychelles.com to book their seats for travel from 1 November, 2020 to 31 March, 2021 for the following services: Weekly flights to Johannesburg as from 1, November 2020, increasing […]

UIF to process COVID-19 TERS claims for September period from 1 October

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), which has so far disbursed R45-billion (R45 244 060 501.31) in 10 212 116 payments through 902 775 employers, will from Thursday, 1 October 2020 start processing Covid-19 TERS applications for the period covering 16 August to 15 September 2020.  The payments are part of the government wide basket of services to ensure […]