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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993

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To provide for compensation for disablement caused by occupational injuries or diseases sustained or contracted by employees in the course of their employment, or for death resulting from such injuries or diseases; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

 

Last update: July 2015


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Latest Developments:

 

The Compensation and Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993), has been amended by Government Gazette 39044, Notice No. 658, Minimum Level of Pension of the Compensation Fund, dated 31 July 2015.

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been amended by Government Gazette 35320, dated 1 April 2012 – Notice 352; Fees for Medical Aid

 

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) has been amended by;

Government Gazette 35432, dated 8 June 2012 – Notice 446; Increase of Maximum Amount of Earnings on which the Assessment of an Employer shall be Calculated

Government Gazette 35432, dated 8 June 2012 – Notice 447; Increase in Monthly Pensions

Government Gazette 35432, dated 8 June 2012 – Notice 448; Amendment of Schedule

 

This Act has been updated by Notice No. 381 in Government Gazette No. 34251 dated 3 May 2011.

 

The Act has been updated by Notice No. 303-Increase in Maximum amount of Earnings on which the Assessment of an Employer shall be calculated; Notice No. 304-Amendment of Schedule 4-Manner of calculating compensation; and Notice No. 305-Increase in monthly pensions, printed in Government Gazette No. 33118 dated 21st April 2010.

 

This Act has been updated with Government Notice No. 693 – Increase in Monthly Pensions, and Notice No. 695 – Increase of maximum amount of Earnings, published in Government Gazette No. 32339 dated 22 June 2009.

 

This Act has been updated with Government Notices –

No. 632 of 2009 published in Government Gazette No. 32270 dated 3 June 2009 (Scale of Fees for Medical Aid-Orthotic & Prosthetic Supply Protocol);

No. 633 of 2009 published in Government Gazette No. 32271 dated 3 June 2009 (Private Ambulance Services);

No. 634 of 2009 published in Government Gazette No. 32272 dated 3 June 2009 (Private Hospitals and Psychiatric Hospitals);

No. 635 of 2009 published in Government Gazette No. 32273 dated 3 June 2009 (Occupational Therapy);

No. 636 of 2009 published in Government Gazette No. 32274 dated 3 June 2009 (Physiotherapy Services);

No. 637 of 2009 published in Government Gazette No. 32275 dated 3 June 2009 (Chiropractic Services) and

No. 638 of 2009 published in Government Gazette no. 32276 dated 3 June 2009 (Dental Services)

 

This Act has been updated with Government Notice No. 241 published in Government Gazette No. 31974 dated 5 March 2009 regarding Rules, Forms and Particulars; and an Amendment of Schedule 4 of the Act, being Notice No. 694 published in Government Gazette No. 32339 dated 22 June 2009.

 

This Act has been extensively updated by the addition of 37 (not listed here) Government Notices, Circular Instructions, and Amendments between 2001 and 2008, ending with Amended Regulations in Government Gazette No. 30646 dated 11 January 2008.

 

Amendments have been made to Schedule 4 and an increase in monthly pensions. These amendments are as published in Gazette 21615, dated 1 October 2000 and take effect from 1 March 2001.

Amendments have been made to the following: Schedule 4, increase in monthly pensions, and increase of maximum amount of earnings. These amendments are as published in Gazette 20843, dated 4 February 2000.

Extensive updates to the Scale of Fees for Medical Aid, Dental Aid and Chiropractors have taken place, as published in Gazette 20683, 20684 and 20685, respectively, and have taken effect as from the 1 January 2000.

Schedule 4 to the Act was also extensively updated by notice in the gazette dated, 8 January 1999.