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Who does the UIF’s ‘Covid-19 Temporary Relief Scheme’ really benefit

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“We are still asking for donations from good Samaritans to help feed fellow workers and ourselves with food parcels as the government’s social grants has rules and regulations that does not address the needs of people in a pandemic…”

“There are people with chronic diseases, and they are not helped in health centres. They are told to produce the transfer letters from their countries at the health centres. The question is where and how can people get these letters…”

“I had a chance to interview some of the people and asked those looking for clothes what they were doing with what they found. Some said they were selling it to foreign nationals. Others said they were sending the clothes…

“But most parents are concerned about the safety of their children should they return to school while the coronavirus numbers are increasing daily. They pointed out that the government is failing to protect the workers who are striking…”

“At the gate when you entered every morning, the Pikitup security screened us for our temperature. This is how we managed to ensure everyone had work and also controlled the social distancing amongst the workers. The African Reclaimers Organisation (ARO)…”

“The problem though is, that these people are policy makers and they make policy for our schools whose learner reality they do not understand; whose parents’ reality they do not understand; whose struggle and poverty they can never hope to…”

“The joint inspection report revealed that the school building’s windows of Blocks A and B had been altered and therefore could not open for ventilation, and that the said alterations are unsafe and unhealthy. This would jeopardise the safety and health of the learners and the teachers…”

“Capital has devastated nature and human nurture.
Now nature is taking its revenge.
Once again capital will shield behind stimulus packages
While the working poor will die out packed like sardines in their slums…”

“As a school principal I am really deeply concerned about the well being of my learners, staff and their families, and I plea to you to reconsider your decision to open the schools. The Western Cape is a ticking time…”

“Workers found out that those missing had all tested positive. They promptly demanded that production stop until the workplace was safe. Management risked a further spread of the virus by packing workers into busses to get them tested in order…”

“Things got out of control and there was no social distancing as everybody wanted to touch the community hall gates. There was no one who was controlling the queue, and everybody is desperate to get food parcel as they wait at…”

“They have told me that they board taxis that contain 16 or more passengers despite the Covid-19 regulations. Some of the passengers do not wear masks.

Yet the minister of basic education promised that 7 000 employees would monitor the taxis that pupils travel in.