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Department of Labour DG Nhleko to attend SASOM Summit in KZN to engage with stakeholders on problems bedevelling the Compensation Fund

by lloyd last modified 2013-03-14 18:01

14 March 2013

The Department of Labour‘s (DoL) Director-General (DG) Nkosinathi Nhleko is to lead a high powered team of senior offficials of the deparment and its public entity, the Compensation Fund - to attend the Summit of the South African Society of Occupational Medicine (SASOM), a professional body of medical practitioners - to dissect the problems bedevelling the Fund.

The Continuing Medical Education (CME) Summit hosted by the SASOM KwaZulu-Natal Chapter will be held under the topic: “Workman’s compensation in crisis: a summmit to highlight the seriousness of the risis and look for possible solutions“. 

The one-day summit on 15 March 2013 (Friday) will be held at the Oysterbox Hotel, Umhlanga. It will start at 13:00-19:00.

Expected to accompany Nhleko will be the Compensation Fund Commissioner Shadrack Mkhonto and the Fund’s management team.

The gathering will also be graced by speakers from SASOM; the Orthopaedic Association; the Pharmaceutical Association; Emergency Services; the Durban Chamber of Commerce; Cosatu; Solidarity; COMPSOL, providers of injury on duty management and processes; Rand Mutual Assurance; and the office of the Public Protector amongst others.  

A number of issues are expected to come up for discussion ranging from the workings of the Compensation for Occupation and Injuries Diseases Act; the medical industry outlook; emergency services’ response to the crisis; broader medical industry frustrations; possible solution to the problems.

The DG and the Commissioner would provide responses to the ‘crisis’.  A panel discussion would also be held later in the day on the way forward!

Issued by:  Page Boikanyo

Departmental Spokesman

082 809 3195


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