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Flowing of TERS welcome for needy

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27 Aug 2020
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Flowing of TERS welcome for needy

Labour and Employment Minister Thulas Nxesi. Picture: Moneyweb

It is to be welcomed that the abrupt suspension of the vitally needed Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) payouts has been reversed and that those in need will, hopefully, get their money. The payments were suspended after Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu’s experts found “control deficiencies” in the Ters payments systems, as part of a broader audit of government Covid-19-related programmes. We certainly hope “control deficiencies” is not an auditor’s euphemism for pathetic incompetence, or even corruption and theft … both of which have become hallmarks of the Covid-19 programmes, not to mention government in general. Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi is, worryingly,...

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