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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993)

Chapter VI : Determination and calculation of compensation

61. Recovery of compensation or other benefits


(1) If an employer individually liable or a mutual association that is liable for the payment of compensation or any other pecuniary benefit in terms of this Act, refuses or fails to pay such compensation or benefit, the Director-General may issue an order in the prescribed form for the payment thereof.


(2) `The Director-General shall send a certified copy of the order referred to in subsection (1) to the clerk of the magistrate's court of the district in which the party referred to in subsection (1) has its place of business, and thereupon such order shall have the effect of a civil judgment of that magistrate's court and the Director-General shall have all the powers of a judgment creditor.


(3) Any amount recovered under subsection (2) shall be paid into the compensation fund and the provisions of section 59 shall apply mutatis mutandis in respect of such amount.