Compensation Fund brings services closer

The Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund (CF) has initiated a Mall Activation programme to bring the services of the fund closer to its clients in Mpumalanga, North West, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal.

The Mall Activation programme, which started in the past year, is planned to continue in the 2018/19 financial year.

In the 2017/18 financial year, the Mall Activation programme was rolled out at four malls in Pretoria, Gauteng Province.

In the year underway, the Compensation Fund plans to host a series of interactions with clients as follows:

North West

Zeerust Town Shopping Area – 08 September 2018

Delareyville Town Shopping Area � 15 September 2018

Mpumalanga

Highveld Mall in Witbank – 13 September 2018

Secunda Mall in Secunda � 20 October 2018

Hazyview Junction Mall in Hazyview � 27 October 2018

Limpopo

Steilloop Shopping Centre � 10 November 2018

Jane Furse Shopping Centre � 17 November 2018

Leadwood Corner Shopping Centre � 24 November 2018

KwaZulu-Natal

Ulundi King Senzangakhona Mall � 01 December 2018

Verulam-Phoenix Plaza � 08 December 2018

Newcastle Mall � 15 December 2018

The Compensation Fund is appealing to its clients to bring along their ID documents and claim number(s) to be assisted.

The Compensation Fund is a public entity of the Department of Labour whose mandate is to provide social security to injured and deceased employees caused during the occupation.

Meanwhile, former mineworkers from across Lejweleputswa District have come out in their numbers to claim for their Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).

This is made possible by a month-long campaign for payment of benefits for former mineworkers spearheaded by the Department of Labour and the UIF.

The campaign saw multitudes of ex-mineworkers- who left their employment prior April 2002- from towns such as Virginia, Odendaalsrus, Welkom and Theunissen coming forward to claim for their unpaid benefits.

The provincial Department of Labour’s Nomfundo Douw-Jack said owing to the success of this campaign and the positive response it attracted, the department was propelled to extend the Welkom leg of this campaign for one more week.

We have always maintained that we are the government of the people, for the people, thus we felt it would not be right to deny our clients an opportunity to claim because we have reached our cut-off date.

On the same token, we want to appeal to all eligible ex-miners in Welkom to come and apply for their benefits as this is the last extension in this region, said Douw-Jack.

Douw-Jack said in the previous financial year, 2017/18, no less than R12 million was paid out to a total of 3 346 applications in other regions of the Free State province.

To take advantage of the campaign, the individual claimant must bring the following documents:

Stamped Reference book (old identity document)

Employer cards / Mine ID Card (Makhuluskop)

Pay slips

Old blue cards

Record of service

Teba bank record or

IRP5

Source: South African Government News Agency