tame Times Fresh Approach to local news
Workers can now apply for UIF themselves.

Workers can now apply for UIF themselves.

According to The South African, any worker whose employer failed to register them or contribute to the UIF will now be eligible for relief funding.


Thulas Nxesi, Minister of Labour published a new directive on 26 May that allows for employees to apply for funding themselves during the lockdown.


This new directive includes anyone who is a contributor to the UIF, or someone who had circumstances beyond their control and therefor did not qualify.


Those workers can now apply for UIF relief themselves, rather than rely on their employers.


According to The South African, the new conditions are as follows,

An employee as defined in the Unemployment Act who should have received benefits under this directive but for circumstances beyond that employee’s control, namely that the employer failed to:


  1. Register as an employer in contravention of section 10(1) of the Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act;
  2. Provide details relating to the employees in contravention of section 10(3) of that Act and accordingly not registered as contributors; or
  3. Pay the contributions contemplated in section 5(1) of that Act in respect of that employee.


This new directive means that thousands of those whose employers had not contributed to the fund or registered them, will be able to receive desperately needed relief.


Source: The South African




Trending News

More News

About Tame Times

Tame Communications (known as tameTIMES) was established in 1997. This long-established popular community title includes the key shopping centres:  Alberton City, Mall...

Get in Touch