Unpacking the new UIF Act

2019-12-19 14:33

Asylum seekers entitled to UIF

2017-07-18 16:20

The Equality Court in Vereeniging has ordered the Department of Labour to create a system that would allow asylum seekers to be paid their UIF benefits.

UIF gets a benefits revamp

2017-01-15 06:25

Soon it might be possible to quit your job and claim money from the UIF.

New bill to boost retrenched workers

2016-03-09 16:26

Legislation passed by MPs will extend the duration of unemployment insurance payments as well as the scope of benefits.

Matthew Lester: Taxpayer revolution. R90bn UIF surplus to the rescue.

2015-10-27 12:32

Following the recent student protests, Matthew Lester is again looking for solutions and turns his head towards the department of labour.

Nene seeks to cut UIF contributions

2015-03-05 07:48

The finance ministry has invited comment from the public on a proposal to lower employers and employees’ contributions to the Unemployment Insurance Fund.

Slow uptake of R1.2bn training layoff scheme

2014-08-26 05:00

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says less than 2% of the training layoff scheme's R1.2bn budget to cushion workers against the threat of retrenchment has been spent.

Lenasia UIF office set to re-open

2013-11-11 16:34

There is no need to panic over the closure of the Lenasia civic centre, says the provincial department of labour, following a complaint by a Fin24 user.

Maternity leave demystified

2010-07-13 14:40

Don't be left in the dark - get to know the laws surrounding your right to maternity leave.


Foreign refugees are now very, very close to being practically able to claim UIF in South Africa

2019-10-09 15:07

A small draft update to regulations means an asylum seeker in South Africa will have the documents necessary to claim against unemployment insurance they pay towards.

Talks on the cards over paternity leave

2017-04-26 05:00

Future amendments to the Unemployment Insurance Fund legislation may include paternity leave and extending benefits to employees who resign from their workplaces.

Should you announce you're expecting?

2016-06-06 10:27

You're thrilled you're pregnant - but should you spread the news so soon? Here's how, and when, to share your secret.

Matthew Lester: SETAs, UIF should be raided, then #FeesMustFall

2015-11-02 00:07

Matthew Lester unpacks the numbers and explains how free tertiary education can be addressed through a little creative thinking.

No UIF cut for taxpayers yet, says Nene

2015-05-01 18:25

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has withdrawn an UIF proposal for this year that would have put about R15bn back into the pockets of workers and employers.

New UIF benefit for maternity leave in sight

2014-10-26 11:32

The Unemployment Insurance Fund benefit for maternity leave will be increased from 121 days to a period of four months, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Your preggie to-do list

2014-07-15 08:59

Before you meet your baby, there's a few things you need to do. 

Wrong info lets employers off UIF hook

2011-09-19 17:57

Some employers in the taxi, catering and domestic sectors are not contributing to the Unemployment Insurance Fund due to incorrect information.

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