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southafricalogoThe Star reports that with Parliament set to approve the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Amendment Bill, the fund wants to clamp down on employers who fail to declare their employees to it and the SA Revenue Service (SARS).  

Senior principal legal officer at the fund, Cornelius Phathela, told journalists at a workshop in Parliament on Thursday that the bill was crucial in strengthening the fund.  It emerged that some companies were circumventing the law by not declaring their workers to the UIF and so paying contributions to SARS.  This has led to massive delays in paying out benefits to workers who have lost their jobs.  In terms of the new legislation, companies will be required to declare their employees every month.

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