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


Data Cleansing on all Active Pensions in the Compensation Fund

Notice No. 651 of 2019


Notice No. 651

13 December 2019

GG 42902


Department of Labour


I, Vuyo Mafata, the Commissioner for the Compensation Fund, hereby issue a notice in terms of section 6A of the COID Act to inform all the pensioners who are currently receiving a monthly pension from the Fund that the Fund is embarking on a process to cleanse pensions data from the 1st September 2019. The process will assist the Fund to identify and eliminate fraudulent/invalid pensions as well as to improve the integrity of pension's data.


This notice will affect injured employees who receive a pension from the Fund because of disability

as well as dependents of deceased pensioners. The notice applies to pensioners who reside in South Africa as well as those outside South Africa.


The cleansing of pensions data is with regard to the following:

1. Validating the identity of the pensioners and dependents of deceased employees.
2. Verifying the life of the pensioners and dependents of deceased employees.
3. Verifying the marital status of children who are receiving pensions from the CF.
4. Banking details will also be verified to confirm that they belong to the correct pensioner or dependent.
5. Terminating pensions after verification for all individuals who cannot be verified, those who are deceased, beneficiaries with no identification number , children who are married, beneficiaries with no identification number, children above the age of 18 years who have not submitted supporting documents to prove that they are studying as well as all invalid pensions.


The Fund will inform the pensioners who will be terminated about the decision to terminate the pension as well as the reasons for the termination. The correspondence will be sent to the available postal address that was submitted by the pensioner to the Fund.


The pensioners are hereby called upon to update their information with the Fund to avoid termination.


The following information must be updated: Certified copy of identity document or passport of the injured employee and dependents

1. Certified copy of the death certificate of the deceased employee/dependent
2. Certified copy marriage certificate
3. Unabridged birth certificate for children below the age of 18 years
4. Birth certificate in the approved format for non -South African citizens
5. Proof of active banking details
6. Recent proof of residence


The information to support a pension should be submitted to any Department of Employment and Labour Office or via email



Mr V Mafata

Commissioner: Compensation Fund