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Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 (Act No. 75 of 1997)

Chapter Four : Particulars of employment and remuneration

34A. Payment of contributions to benefit funds


The minister excluded this section as Government Notice R1827 dated 24 December 2004


(1) For the purposes of this section, a benefit fund is a pension, provident, retirement, medical aid or similar fund.


(2) An employer that deducts from an employee's remuneration any amount for payment to a benefit fund must pay the amount to the fund within seven days of the deduction being made.


(3) Any contribution that an employer is required to make to a benefit fund on behalf of an employee, that is not deducted from the employee's remuneration, must be paid to the fund within seven days of the end of the period in respect of which the payment is made.


(4) This section does not affect any obligation on an employer in terms of the rules of a benefit fund to make any payment within a shorter period than that required by subsections (2) or (3).