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UIF Taxi Road Shows Hit the Western Cape

by Gabriel Mothiba last modified 2010-10-26 14:35

27 October 2010

Labour Department’s Unemployment Insurance Fund will be embarking on taxi rank road shows around the province next week.  Fifteen taxi ranks will be visited throughout the Western Cape. 

The purpose of the road shows is to ensure that as many taxi workers as possible are registered and have access to the Fund’s services. 

“In terms of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 2001 (Act 63 of 2001) all workers who work for more than 24 hours a month are required to register with the Fund. The Fund acts as a safety net when workers lose their jobs. “Taxi workers, like any other workers, are entitled to all benefits as provided for in the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 75 of 1997.  It is therefore against this background that we want to increase the number of beneficiaries to UIF services in this sector.” UIF Commissioner, Boas Seruwe said. 

Seruwe added that apart from unemployment benefits, the Fund also pays for maternity, illness and adoption as well as death benefits. He said the Fund therefore offered financial protection for workers in times of need. 

Media is invited and should RSVP to Temba Gubula @ 078-735-8809

Details of the Road shows:




Vredenburg Taxi Rank           


1 November 2010

Cape Town & Bellville

09h00 and 13h00

2 November 2010

Strand & Somerset West

09h00 and 13h00

3 November 2010

Paarl & Wellington

09h00 and 13h00

4 November 2010

Worcester Taxi Rank


5 November 2010

Mossel Bay Taxi Rank


8 November 2010

Knysa Taxi Rank


9 November 2010

George Taxi Rank


10 November 2010

Oudtshroon Taxi Rank


11 November 2010

Beaufort West Taxi Rank


12 November 2010



Temba Gubula (Labour Western Cape Spokesperson)



Page Boikanyo (Departmental Spokesperson)


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