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The Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity is calling on the government to reintroduce the special relief grant. It says the cost of the average household food basket has increased by over R270 in the past ten months.


The Department of Employment and Labour has, through its entity the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), payed a total of R31 billion to workers around the country to help them cope with the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.


The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has made changes to the regulations which now allows more individuals to get fund from them, even if they aren’t registered with UIF. This comes after complaints of exclusions of those in need and working.


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