The Minister of Employment and Labour published a new Directive today extending the TERS benefit. This extension in the terms of the directive:
“shall be in operation for as long as the declaration of the COVID-19, in terms of the National Disaster Management Act, 2002(Act No. 57 of 2002), as a national disaster subsists or is withdrawn by the Minister, whichever comes first.”
This means that there is a further extension until at least 15 September (the date the Disaster Management Act has been extended to.
Having said that, no one to our knowledge has received the July/August TERS yet.
There has also been a clarification in a document called Extension Direction Communication. The definition of who TERS can be applied for has had the following added to it.
The Directive has been back dated to 15 August 2020.
We are not sure when applications will open, but we have been warned that the DOL is intending to close applications for previous months.