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Unemployment Insurance (UIF) Act and Amendments

by Zopedol — last modified 2008-05-30 13:41
The Unemployment Insurance Act provides protection to workers who become unemployed. It prescribes claiming unemployment benefits for unemployment, maternity benefits, illness benefits, adoption benefits and dependents' benefits.


The Unemployment Insurance Act and Unmployment Insurance Contributions Act apply to all employers and workers, but not to -
  • workers working less than 24 hours a month for an employer;
  • learners;
  • public servants;
  • foreigners working on contract;
  • workers who get a monthly State (old age) pension; or
  • workers who only earn commission.

Domestic employers and their workers are included under the Act since 1 April 2003.

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Unemployment Insurance Act

Amended Unemployment Insurance (UIF) Act
Online version of the Unemployment Insurance (UIF) Act as amended by the

  • Amendment - Unemployment Insurance Act


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Act - Unemployment Insurance Fund.doc
  Original UIF Act
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Amendment - UIF Act.doc
  Amendment of Unemployment Insurance Act.
  File Size: 35 KB

Amended Act - Unemployment Insurance.doc
  To establish the Unemployment Insurance Fund and to provide for the payment from the Fund of unemployment benefits to certain employees.
  File Size: 213 KB

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