Unemployment Insurance Act

Last Updated 24 June 2019 11:57:59 AM

Unemployment Insurance Act, No 63 of 2001

The purpose of the Unemployment Insurance Act, No 63 of 2001 is to provide for the payment from the Fund of unemployment benefits to certain employees and for the payment of illness, adoption, maternity and dependant’s benefits related to the unemployment of such an employee.

The Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act, No 4 of 2002 provides for the imposition and collection of contributions for the benefit of the Unemployment Insurance Fund.

The Labour Relations Amendment Act 10 of 2018 amended the Unemployment Insurance Act.

The UI-Fund updated their website in March 2019 which lead to countless problems. SAICA has been engaging the Fund on the website issues and released a media statement.

 

Legislation

Acts

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  • Unemployment Insurance Amendment Act 10 of 2016 (English / Tshivenda (464Kb PDF)
  • Unemployment Insurance Act, No 63 of 2001 (2MB PDF)
  • Unemployment Insurance Amendment Act, No 32 of 2003 (256Kb PDF)
  • Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act, No 4 of 2002 (120Kb PDF)

Regulations and Notices

 

  • Unemployment Insurance Amendment Act Regulations 2017 (4Mb PDF)
  • 17 March 2017: Increase of the scale of benefits (220Kb PDF)
  • Regulations and forms in terms of section 54 of the  Unemployment Insurance Act, 2001  (28 March 2002)  (1MB PDF)
  • Amendment of the Unemployment Insurance Act Regulations (23 April 2004) (277Kb PDF)
  • Regulations and forms in terms of section 54 of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 2001  (10 August 2005) (144Kb PDF)

Draft Bill

 

  • Unemployment Insurance Amendment Bill, No 25 of 2015 (67Kb PDF)
  • Explanatory summary of the Unemployment Insurance Amendment Bill, 2015 (3Mb PDF)
  • Reduction of UIF contributions – invitation for public comment (281 PDF)
  • Unemployment Insurance Amendment Bill, No 7 of 2014 (69Kb PDF)

 

Information

 

  • SAICA Frequently Asked Questions on U-Filing (991Kb PDF)
  • Application form for a certificate of compliance/ letter of good standing (159Kb PDF)
  • Compliance Process (135Kb PDF)
  • Sworn affidavit for application for certificate of compliance (103Kb PDF)
  • 24 May 2019 – SAICA letter to the Commissioner requesting urgent (541Kb PDF)
  • 1 May 2019 -  Communication on U-filing website (84Kb PDF)
  • August 2017 - Additional information on Unemployment Insurance Fund Increased scale of benefits (93Kb PDF)
  • June 2017 - Summary on Unemployment Insurance Fund Increase scale of benefits (90Kb PDF)
  • May 2017 - Benefits of Unemployment Insurance Amendment Act (3Mb PDF)
  • 23 July 2015 - Letter to SAICA members explaining UIF Compliance requirements (905 Kb PDF)
  • Media statement - Finance Minister withdraws the UIF proposal (184Kb PDF)
  • Media statement - Finance Minister extends consultation period on UIF proposal (196Kb PDF)
  • UIF presentation done by UIF department on SAICA 2014 roadshows (5MB PDF)
  • SARS Guide for employers in respect of the Unemployment Insurance Fund 2014  (455Kb PDF)