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2. Implication for domestic employees


This is to inform the domestic employees that based on the Constitutional Court Order dated 19 November 2020, domestic employees are now covered under the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA). This means that Domestic employees will now be entitled for compensation in the event they are injured or contract diseases while on duty.


As per the COID Act, the employee is a person who has entered into or works under a contract of service or of apprenticeship or learnership, with an employer, whether the contract is express or implied, oral or in writing, and whether the remuneration is calculated by time or by work done, or is in cash or in kind.


Types of benefits paid in terms of the Act