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From the Desk of the President – Monday 1 June 2020

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Today is the International Day for Protection of Children, which is commemorated around the world to draw attention to children’s rights and welfare. Fittingly, it is also the UN Global Day of Parents, honouring the commitment of parents and caregivers to the wellbeing of children.

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Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on South Africa’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Union Buildings, Tshwane

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Fellow compatriots,Ri perile, Dumelang, Sanibonani, Molweni, Ndi madekwana, Gooie naand, Good evening. It is exactly 10 weeks since we declared a national state of disaster in response to the coronavirus pandemic.Since then, we have implemented severe and unprecedented measures – including a nation-wide lockdown – to contain the spread of the virus.I am sorry that these measures imposed a great hardship on you – restricting your right to move freely, to work and eke out a livelihood.As a result of the measures we imposed – and the sacrifices you made – we have managed to slow the rate of infection...

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PRESIDENT TO ADDRESS THE NATION ON SUNDAY 24 MAY 2020

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 19h00 tomorrow, Sunday 24 May 2020, on developments in South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of COVID-19.The President’s address follows recent meetings of Cabinet, the National Coronavirus Command Council and the President’s Coordinating Council, which considered the prospects for the country’s progression from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3 of the national lockdown. As part of exploring a possible prospects and assessing the continuing health, social and economic impacts of the pandemic, President Ramaphosa has also held consultative meetings with the business, labour and community constituencies of the National Economic...

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From the Desk of the President - 18 May 2020

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We often take our healthy and robust democracy for granted. Yet it is probably our greatest asset in our momentous struggle to overcome the coronavirus pandemic.

We have among the most politically engaged citizenry in the world. A poll in 2018 by the Pew Research Center shows South Africans are strongly inclined to take political action about issues they feel most strongly about, such as health care, education, freedom of speech and corruption.

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Frequent Asked UIF Questions during Covid-19

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For Employees: I have been working and money has been deducted from my salary/wages for UIF. However, as I wanted to claim I was informed that I am not registered with UIF. What should I do? There are two possible reasons: Your Employer has been paying UIF through SARS but has not been declaring you as an Employee. Your Employer has not been forwarding the Money deducted from your Salary to the UIF. Email should be sent to: Covid19compliance@labour.gov.za The Company I work for has been deducting money for UIF for 13 years, however the UIF online systems shows that...

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