Internet downtime expected to interrupt the Department of Employment and Labour online services
03 September 2020

The Department of Employment and Labour wishes to inform it clients and stakeholders on the emergency internet downtime by the State Information Technology Agency (SITA), to perform internet upgrades on the service provider link.


The department could be disconnected from the Internet for the duration of the maintenance window which is on Saturday 5 of September 2020, from 03:00 pm to 07:00 pm.


Systems and services that will be unavailable when the line does go down are as follows:

•           Internet browsing including the internet kiosks

•           External clients trying to access the department’s online systems (TERS, EE etc.)

•           VPNra clients

•           External email delivery

•           Connections to the Banks for payments


For enquiries contact:


Teboho Thejane

Departmental Spokesperson

082 697 0694


"Wear your mask, wash your hands frequently and maintain the social distancing."





Issued by: Department of Employment and Labour