Amendment of the normal payment process, which include the submission of continuations forms (COP)
29 January 2021

​Due to the resurgence of Covid-19 and subsequence declaration of the state of disaster regulations for level 3 lock down by the state president Cyril Ramaphosa, the acting Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Commissioner Ms Marsha Bronkhorst, by the powers delegated to her by Section 45 of the UIF Act, has taken a decision to amend the normal payment process by easing some of the requirements. 


As per the new amendment to the Act, beneficiaries in Mpumalanga Province will no longer need to visit Employment and Labour offices to submit Continuation Forms (COP’s) for payment of benefits. This is done to ease the long queues experienced by Labour Centres and to prevent turning needs for services into super-spreaders.


All the clients of Mpumalanga’s department of Employment and Labour that were supposed to visit their respective labour centre/service offices for the purpose of payments are encouraged to refrain from visiting the labour centres but to remain at home. The Labour centre will send them the Short message service (SMS’s) that will require the clients to respond back to the department, then the department will process the payment in question after receiving the response (sms).


Members of the public/clients are requested to contact the following officials for further enquiries:


Mr Michael Nkabinde Assistant Director: Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) – 082 483 64355




Ms Philisiwe Mabuza: 066 344 8115



For more information, contact:


Musa Zondi  

Acting Departmental spokesperson


"We all need to continue adhering to health protocols of wearing our mask, practising social distancing and washing/sanitising our hands regularly."





Issued by: Department of Employment and Labour