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Workman's Compensation Fund ….demanding money with NO return.

The Department of Labour have been doing random audits on companies in and around the area. They are going to restaurants, bed and breakfasts, construction companies, service stations etc.


They want to ensure the return of earnings are correct to the amount of staff, that the UIF is up to date as well as the EMP501’s and that the financials are to date.


Here with the required fields:

  1. A current and valid Letter of Good Standing;
  2. Copy of registration with CIPC (CK document)
  3. Copy of Return of Earnings Submitted for past four years;
  4. Proof of payment of Annual Assessment for past four years;
  5. Detailed Payroll information for past four years;
  6. SARS EMP 501 for past four years;
  7. An Audited Annual Financial Statement / Independently Reviewed Annual Financial Statement for past four years;
  8. UIF Reference number;
  9. Proof of last payment of unemployment insurance contributions
  10. Accident Register for injury on duty

HOWEVER…. 180 000 injured workers and medical practitioners are facing financial ruin, yet the fund is sitting on R60 billion in assets.


About 1 000 workers are injured on duty in South Africa each day, according to the Labour Department’s Compensation Fund’s annual report. Yet, the R60 billion Fund hasn’t processed a single payment since October 2019 when it started using a new, electronic system – between 150 000 and 180 000 injured people (as well as employers and medical professionals) are facing ruin.

"Whilst the workers are the most disadvantaged and most vulnerable, you can imagine what’s happening to medical practitioners who are delivering services and not getting paid… physiotherapists are going out of business, the South African Medical and Dental Practitioners Association is in crisis because of this… yet this fund is sitting on R60 billion with no accountability"! Tim Hughes, spokesperson - Injured Workers Action Group


What we’re hearing in a press release – a series of denials – is that the system needs a tweak and that there are small problems with logging on. This is not the case! It’s a structurally dysfunctional system! Some would say it was dead on arrival!


"Medical practitioners who aren’t being paid are disinclined to treat… we have instances where workers have died… said Tim Hughes.


This has provent to be a very frustrating department to work with. Their system is often down and as accountants, we sometimes have to use agents to go to the department to sort out issues for our clients.


Our advice – please ensure your Workmans compensation is up to date. Contact us for assistance as we have ensured we have ways of dealing with all the frustrations and complications. The next submissions are in April. We look forward to hearing from you.

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