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gavel thumb100 GroundUp reports that the Western Cape High Court has given the owners of a Sea Point security company until 2 October to defend themselves against allegations that the company failed to pay contributions to its workers' provident fund for several years.  

The Private Sector Security Provident Fund brought an application to compel Proexec Security Network and its owner, Geoffrey Levy, to pay outstanding contributions as well as the interest fees incurred by the late payments.  Until about September 2017, Proexec employed over 200 guards at buildings and apartment blocks in the Sea Point area.  According to the fund, the company failed to pay its contributions and late payment interest fees between April 2005 and September 2017.  In an affidavit filed by David Bhekumuzi Sangweni, the principal officer of the fund, he indicated that the application was to obtain an order directing Proexec and Levy to "pay over pension fund contributions of Proexec's employees which it ought to have paid on a monthly basis as stipulated by legislation".  Should the fund's application be granted in its current form, Levy would be ordered to backpay the contributions within 15 business days.  The fund also wants Levy to pay the cost of the application.  Judge Kate Savage ordered Levy to file a detailed affidavit by 28 September, responding to each of the allegations made.

  • Read this report by Barbara Maregele in full at GroundUp

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