Question NW2450 to the Minister of Employment and Labour

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06 November 2020 - NW2450

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Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour

(1)What is the total amount of Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) funding that has been irregularly paid to public servants who were not eligible for TERS funding because they continued to receive their full salaries throughout the lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus; (2) how will he (a) recoup and (b) hold public servants accountable who irregularly applied for and/or received TERS money meant to support struggling private sector enterprises and workers?



Total exceptions

Total amount

Possible Double Dipping - PERSAL

9 494

R 41 009 737.70

Possible Double Dipping - SANDF


R 327 638.36


9 572

41 337 376.06

2. The matter is under investigation by the UIF Fraud Unit as well as the SIU and based on the investigation recommendations, the recovery process will be initiated by UIF. In addition, possible criminal cases and internal disciplinary cases can be instituted

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