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Department of Labour’s ex-mineworkers campaign gaining momentum

by lloyd last modified 2017-12-07 11:03

7 December 2017

The Department of Labour’s Unemployment Insurance Fund is embarking on a week-long campaign aimed at taking applications from ex-mineworkers eligible to claim for their unemployment benefits. These are the benefits which are yet to be claimed by ex-mineworkers from the Fund.

Held within communities themselves, this campaign will afford the ex-mineworkers the most convenient and easy way to access the services of the Department.
The campaign will therefore be held as follows;
    Date    11  to 14 December 2017
    Time    08:00 am to 15:00 pm
    Venue     Norman Durbell Community Hall, Heidedal

Ex-mineworkers in Bloemfontein are therefore called upon to heed our call and come in their numbers to apply for these benefits.  This campaign is particularly meant for ex-miners who worked in the mines between 1983 and 2002 and have proof that they indeed worked in the mines during the said period.

To that effect, applicants are urged to bring along either one or all of the following documents, Access cards (Makhuluskop), Old Identity Book (Old Reference Book), Old Blue Cards and Pay Slips.  Ex-mineworkers with no such documentation are advised to go to Teba and ask for their employment service records printout which can also serve as proof that they indeed worked in the mines, for which they will be charged not more than R100.

The last campaign was successfully held in Thaba Nchu and surrounding towns such as Hobhouse, Tweespruit, Excelsior and Verkeerdevlei were invited to submit their claims. The move saw multitudes of ex-miners descending to Thaba Nchu to apply for benefits. The inaugural ex-mineworkers’ campaign for Free State was held in Botshabelo where a total of 5072 applications were received with most of them, save for claims submitted by dependents, having been paid already.


Issued by: Josial Ramokoena
Provincial Spokesperson: Free State
083 292 4018

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