South Africa, Unemployment Insurance Amendment Act 32 of 2003

Country: South Africa
Year: 2003
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The Unemployment Insurance Amendment Act granted domestic workers a number of social protection benefits by including domestic workers in the Unemployment Insurance Fund. The Fund provides (a) full or partial unemployment benefits in case of dismissal, retrenchment, illness, or death of the employer; and (b) maternity benefits for pregnant domestic workers before or after their children are born. Responding to the specific situation of domestic workers, the right to partial unemployment benefits was included in cases when an insured person has lost employment with one employer but still works for another.


Social Protection and Human Rights