When Covid 19 struck in South Africa, it did so with devastating consequences. The disease and resulting lockdown left many families in a situation where breadwinners lost their jobs, leaving families without the resources to buy even the most basic necessities such as food. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared the National State of Disaster [...]

In South Africa, the UIF has been established to allow workers who have contributed to the fund to claim compensation when their employer has become insolvent, when their contract expires or when they have been fired.  UIF may also be claimed in the events of maternity or illness. It is important to note that UIF cannot [...]