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 Know your UIF rights

  • 1. What is the Unemployment Insurance Fund?

  • 2. How is the money obtained to operate the Fund and pay benefits?

  • 3. Should all workers contribute to the Unemployment Insurance Fund?

  • 4. Do you have to contribute to the Fund if you earn a high salary?

  • 5. Must all employers contribute to the Fund?

  • 6. What is regarded as remuneration?

  • 7. How much should be contributed to the Fund?

  • 8. When and how does the employer pay this contribution to the Fund?

  • 9. Should all employers complete and submit the UI-7 form, even if they pay electronically or annually?

  • 10. How does the Fund know from whom the contributions are being received?

  • 11. Should all employers submit monthly declarations?

  • 12. Should employers who pay annually submit declarations?

  • 13. How will the Fund know how much to pay you when you become unemployed?

  • 14 What happens if remuneration fluctuates/differs?

  • 15. What types of benefits are provided by the Fund?

  • 16. Unemployment Benefits

  • 17. Illness Benefits

  • 18. Maternity Benefits

  • 19. Adoption Benefits

  • 20. Dependants (Death) Benefits

  • 21. When is a contributor not entitled to receive benefits?

  • 22. Dispute resolution

  • 23. What is the responsibility of an employer after the termination of the service of a worker?

  • 24. How does an employer de-register with the Fund?

  • 25. How does an employer register a new business with the Fund?

  • 26. How long will this registration process take?

  • 27. How will an employer know if his/her worker is registered with the Fund?

  • 28. Is a separate reference number allocated to workers?

  • 29. If a business is already registered with the Fund can the same reference number be used to register a domestic worker?

  • 30. The following points should also be noted:

  • 31. Supporting documents to be available when workers apply for UIF benefits. Normal Benefits Maternity Benefits Illness Benefits

  • 32. All UIF applicants should always remember

  • 33. Contact details

  • 34. Contact Addresses


    Provincial Office Eastern Cape East London Tel: (043) 701 300
    Labour Centres
    Aliwal North Tel: (051) 6332633
    Butterworth Tel: (047) 4910657
    Cradock Tel: (048) 881 3010
    Fort Beaufort Tel: (046) 6454686
    Graaf-Reinet Tel: (049) 8922142
    Grahamstown Tel: (046) 6222104
    King William’s Tel: (043) 642 3401
    Lusikisiki Tel: (039) 2531996
    Maclear Tel: (045) 9321424
    Mdantsane Tel: (043) 7613151
    Port Elizabeth Tel: (041) 5065000
    Queenstown Tel: (045) 8075400
    Uitenhage Tel: (041) 9924627
    Umtata Tel: (047) 532 5674

    Provincial Office Free State
    Bloemfontein Tel: (051) 505 6200
    Labour Centres
    Bethlehem Tel: (058) 303 5293
    Ficksburg Tel: (051) 933 2299
    Harrismith Tel: (058) 623 2977
    Koffiefontein Tel: (053) 205 0298
    Kroonstad Tel: (056) 212 4471
    Parys Tel: (056) 811 3043
    Phuthaditjhaba Tel: (058) 713 0373
    Sasolburg Tel: (016) 970 3200
    Thaba Nchu Tel: (051) 873 2004
    Welkom Tel: (057) 391 0200
    Zastron Tel: (051) 673 1471

    Provincial Office Gauteng North
    Pretoria Tel: (012) 309 5000
    Labour Centres
    Atteridgeville Tel: (012) 386 5114
    Benoni Tel: (011) 747 9601
    Bronkhorstspruit Tel: (013) 932 0197
    Krugersdorp Tel: (011) 955 4420
    Mamelodi Tel: (012) 805 5090
    Nigel Tel: (011) 814 7095
    Randfontein Tel: (011) 693 3618
    Pretoria Tel: (012) 309 5050
    Soshanguve Tel: (012) 799 7395
    Springs Tel: (011) 362 6636

    Provincial Office Gauteng South
    Johannesburg Tel: (011) 497 3000
    Labour Centres
    Alberton Tel: (011) 861 6130
    Boksburg Tel: (011) 898 3340
    Brakpan Tel: (011) 744 9000
    Carletonville Tel: (018) 788 3281
    Germiston Tel: (011) 345 6363
    Johannesburg Tel: (011) 497 3163
    Kempton Park Tel: (011) 975 9301
    New Canada Tel: (011) 474 2468
    Roodepoort Tel: (011) 766 2000
    Sandton Tel: (011) 444 7631
    Sebokeng Tel: (016) 988 2626
    Vanderbijlpark Tel: (016) 981 0280
    Vereeniging Tel: (016) 430 0000

    Provincial Office KwaZulu-Natal
    Durban Tel: (031) 336 1500
    Labour Centres
    Durban Tel: (031) 336 1500
    Dundee Tel: (034) 212 3147
    Estcourt Tel: (036) 352 2161
    Kokstad Tel: (039) 727 2140
    Ladysmith Tel: (036) 637 3461
    Newcastle Tel: (034) 312 6038
    Pietermaritzburg Tel: (033) 342 9361
    Pinetown Tel: (031) 700 2206
    Port Shepstone Tel: (039) 682 2406
    Prospecton Tel: (031) 902 1590
    Richmond Tel: (033) 212 2768
    Richardsbay Tel: (035) 789 3760
    Stanger Tel: (032) 551 4291
    Ulundi Tel: (035) 879 1439
    Verulam Tel: (032) 533 5050
    Vryheid Tel: (034) 980 8992

    Provincial Office Limpopo
    Polokwane Tel: (015) 290 1744
    Labour Centres
    Ellisras Tel: (014) 763 216
    Giyani Tel: (015) 8129041
    Lebowakgomo Tel: (015) 633 6958
    Louis Trichardt Tel: (015) 516 0207
    Nylstroom Tel: (014) 7171046
    Phalaborwa Tel: (015) 781 5114
    Seshego Tel: (015) 223 1681
    Polokwane Tel: (015) 290 1744
    Potgietersrus Tel: (015) 491 5973
    Tzaneen Tel: (015) 306 2600
    Thohoyandou Tel: (015) 960 1300

    Provincial Office Mpumalanga
    Witbank Tel: (013) 655 8700
    Labour Centres
    Barberton Tel: (013) 712 3066
    Bethal Tel: (017) 647 2383
    Carolina Tel: (017) 843 1077
    Eerstehoek Tel: (017) 883 2414
    Evander Tel: (017) 632 2295
    Groblersdal Tel: (013) 262 3150
    Kwamhlanga Tel: (013) 947 3173
    Lydenburg Tel: (013) 235 2368
    Middelburg Tel: (013) 283 3600
    Mswazi Tel: (017) 8197632
    Madonsela
    Nelspruit Tel: (013) 753 2844
    Piet Retief Tel: (017) 826 1883
    Sabie Tel: (013) 764 2105
    Standerton Tel: (017) 712 1351
    Volksrust Tel: (017) 735 2994

    Provincial Office Northern Cape
    Kimberley Tel: (053) 838 1500
    Labour Centres
    Calvinia Tel: (027) 341 1523
    De Aar Tel: (053) 631 0952
    Kimberley Tel: (053) 838 1500
    Kuruman Tel: (053) 712 3952
    Springbok Tel: (027) 718 1058
    Upington Tel: (054) 331 1752

    Provincial Office North West
    Mafikeng Tel: (018) 387 1800
    Labour Centres
    Brits Tel: (012) 252 3068
    Christiana Tel: (053) 441 2120
    Garankuwa Tel: (012) 702 4525
    Klerksdorp Tel: (018) 464 8700
    Lichtenburg Tel: (018) 632 4779
    Mogwase Tel: (014) 555 5693
    Mafikeng Tel: (018) 381 1010
    Potchefstroom Tel: (018) 297 5100
    Rustenburg Tel: (014) 592 8214
    Taung Tel: (053) 994 1679
    Temba Tel: (012) 717 7059
    Vryburg Tel: (053) 927 5221

    Provincial Office Western Cape
    Cape Town Tel: (021) 460 5911
    Labour Centres
    Beaufort West Tel: (023) 414 3427
    Cape Town Tel: (021) 460 5082
    George Tel: (044) 801 1201
    Knysna Tel: (044) 382 3150
    Mossel Bay Tel: (044) 691 1140
    Bellville Tel: (021) 945 3827
    Mitchell’s Plain Tel: (021) 376 1771
    Oudtshoorn Tel: (044) 272 4370
    Paarl Tel: (021) 872 2020
    Somerset West Tel: (021) 852 2535
    Vredenburg Tel: (021) 715 1627
    Worcester Tel: (023) 347 0152



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