IATA calls for systematic COVID-19 testing before departure

IATA has called for the development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic COVID-19 testing for all passengers before departure as an alternative to quarantine measures in order to re-establish global air connectivity. IATA will work through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and with health authorities to implement this solution quickly. […]

Unemployment Insurance Fund resumes COVID-19 TERS payments this week

It is all systems go for the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) to resume its eagerly awaited COVID-19 TERS Benefits payments. The payments are slated to resume from Monday 21 September 2020. “We plan a payment run for all outstanding payments for April, May and June 2020 on Monday and Tuesday. After that, we will plan to […]

Unemployment Insurance Fund resumes COVID-19 TERS payments this week

It is all systems go for the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) to resume its eagerly awaited COVID-19 TERS Benefits payments. The payments are slated to resume from Monday 21 September 2020. “We plan a payment run for all outstanding payments for April, May and June 2020 on Monday and Tuesday. After that, we will plan to […]

COGTA releases Level 1 Regulations – Awaiting clarity on list of ‘allowed’ countries

The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has promulgated new Lockdown Level 1 Regulations. Please click here to view the Regulations. Contained within the Government Gazette no. 43725, published 18 September, are the following regulations pertaining to gatherings and the partial reopening of borders: Gatherings: All attendees at a gathering must wear a face mask, adhere […]

New closing dates for Coronavirus COVID-19 TERS benefit payments

Notwithstanding previous media statements, the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), has extended the processing of new claims for April to September following consultations with social partners at Nedlac. The new dates are set out as follows: COVID-19 TERS benefit applications for March 2020 to May 2020 shall close on 25 September 2020, and no further applications […]

WTM London and Travel Forward will be virtual-only shows in November 2020

WTM London – the event where Ideas Arrive – and Travel Forward – the travel and hospitality technology event co-located with WTM London – will be entirely virtual in November. Live shows had been set to take place at ExCeL London (2-4 November 2020); however, the continuing travel restrictions, imposition of quarantine requirements and local […]

KLM tickets can be exchanged for a refundable voucher

Effective immediately, KLM customers can request a refundable voucher – free of charge and for whatever reason – for all tickets with a planned departure up and until 31 March 2021. Customers then have the choice of buying a new ticket with the voucher or requesting a refund. In recent months, KLM has gradually restored its […]

COVID-19 TERS system to shut down for scheduled maintenance

The Department of Labour and Employment has issued a notice that the COVID-19 TERS system will be unavailable from 11 September 18:00 until 13 September 20:00 due to scheduled network maintenance. The notice published on its website, adds that COVID–19 TERS benefit payments will be delayed to mitigate risks identified by the Auditor General in the COVID […]

Department of Labour issues updated COVID-19 TERS Direction

The Department of Labour and Employment has gazetted updated COVID-19 Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme (C19 TERS) Direction on 7 September 2020. Click here to view the updated directions. Highlights include: 3. Application of benefits An employer or employee contemplated in paragraph 2 may continue to claim COVID-19 TERS Benefit contained in the Directive from 1 July 2020 […]