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nxesiFin24 reports that following a landmark court ruling, amendments to the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (Coida), which will incorporate domestic workers under Coida, will be presented to Parliament soon.  

This was indicated on Tuesday by Labour and Employment Minister Thulas Nxesi in a written reply to a parliamentary question.  Democratic Alliance MP Michael Cardo had asked Nxesi what steps his department had taken to comply with a North Gauteng High Court order made earlier this year.  In May, the court ruled that the exclusion of domestic workers from Coida was unconstitutional.  While Nxesi did not give specifics in his reply, he did indicate as follows:  "The Compensation of Injuries on Duty Amendment Act has been finalised and will be presented to Parliament.  The definition of 'employee' has been amended to include that of domestic workers.”  According to a labour report from Statistics SA, there are around a million domestic workers in South Africa.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Khulekani Magubane at Fin24


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