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IMPORTANT NEWS: COIDA Threshold Increase 2018/2019

The Hon. Minister of Labour, NM Oliphant, announced on 13 December 2017 in a Government Gazette (41382) that she intends to increase the amount of earnings under Section 83 (8) of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act no. 130 of 1993).

The Hon. Minister has increased the maximum amount of earnings from R403 500 to R430 944 per annum with effect from 01 March 2018.

Click here to download the Government Gazette Notice.

This COID act provides for compensation for disability in the event of occupational injuries or diseases contracted at work, or death resulting from these injuries or diseases.

In the same gazette, she announced the way in which compensation, including the nature and degree of disablement is calculated, the nature of benefits and the recommended minimum and maximum compensation, which comes into effect 1st April 2018.

There is also a 5.8% increase in monthly pensions payable, from the same date.

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