Research on the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism industry

The Department of Tourism has contracted HS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS to conduct an impact evaluation of COVID-19 on the tourism sector. The evaluation aims to determine the extent to which tourism enterprises and workers in the tourism sector have been affected by restrictions due to the pandemic. Furthermore, the evaluation will assess the extent to which enterprises were […]

UIF to start paying COVID-19 TERS benefits directly to workers

The Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi, on 16 July signed the Direction which will make it possible for the Unemployment Insurance Fund(UIF) to implement a third extension of the COVID-19 TERS benefit. This means that the UIF will open the system for applications from 19 July 2021 and commence payments from 26 July […]

Webinar Recording: UIF TERS FAQ (Sector Appeals & other challenges)

Acknowledging the frustration shared with the implementation and current blockages being experienced with COVID-19 UIF TERS, Natalie Singer, B4SA representative assisting with UIF TERS, and Allan Ragalavoo from UIF on 19 July 2021, hosted a webinar providing insights and practical steps to overcome common challenges being experienced with UIF TERS claims and payments.   For those who were unable to join the webinar or […]

Validity period for certain business licences extended

The Minister of Small Business Development has published a notice stating that if, as a result of the prevailing lockdown regulations, a business has been unable to renew their trading/business licence issued in terms of the Business Act of 1991 (as amended) and if that licence expired at any time during the period 26th May 2020 to […]

Adjusted Level 4 lockdown extended: TERS to be extended and restaurants may open

South Africa will remain in adjusted level 4 lockdown for another 14 days, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on 11 July 2021.  The extension, with some further adjustments, is necessitated by the current increasing COVID infections and the need to stop the spread and flatten the curve.    While Gauteng is higher in terms of new infections, other provinces, have also witnessed […]

Invitation: Webinar – UIF TERS FAQ (Sector Appeals and other challenges)

Join Natalie Singer, B4SA representative assisting with UIF TERS, and Allan Ragalavoo from UIF as they provide insights and practical steps to overcome common challenges being experienced with UIF TERS claims and payments. When:       Monday 19 July 2021Time:         11h30 – 13h00 Register:   Secure your seat and register in advance for this meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kd-6uqzosE9SJlVy8bg0yecPDoriVKXIe The platform can only accommodate up to 300 attendees. For […]

Banks and landlords being inflexible? Tell us!

We know that July has not been kind to our sector and that the last thing you want to do is complete another survey. We ask you to indulge us one more time. Here’s why: For FEDHASA to continue its media, industry and government lobbying efforts, it’s helpful for us to have concrete statistics and […]