SIU to investigate Unemployment Insurance Fund on TERS benefits

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19 Apr 2021

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has been referred to the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) for investigation.

The justice and constitutional development department published the Proclamation in Government Gazette 44384 in terms of the Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Act.

The terms of reference of the SIU are to investigate any alleged serious maladministration in connection with the affairs of the UIF; improper or unlawful conduct by officials or employees of the UIF; unlawful appropriation or expenditure of public money or property; unlawful, irregular or unapproved acquisitive act, transaction, measure or practice having a bearing upon State property and intentional or negligent loss of public money or damage to public property.

The investigation will focus on the period 1 March 2020 to the date of publication.

Maladministration in the affairs of the UIF in relation to the payment of Covid-19 Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme benefits to persons who were not entitled to receive such payments or submitted false, irregular, invalid or defective applications to the UIF will come under the microscope.

Other investigations underway include:

  • Proclamation 7 – Gauteng Enterprise Propeller – an entity of the Gauteng Provincial Government; and
  • Proclamation 9 – eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal.

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