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Unemployment Insurance Act, 2001

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To establish the Unemployment Insurance Fund; to provide for the payment from the Fund of unemployment benefits to certain employees, and for the payment of illness, maternity, adoption and dependant’s benefits related to the unemployment of such employees; to provide for the establishment of the Unemployment Insurance Board, the functions of the Board and the designation of the Unemployment Insurance Commissioner; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


Last update: April 2010

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Latest Developments:


This Act has been amended by regulations in terms of Section 54-Notice No. 948-Government Gazette No. 32614 dated 5 October 2009.


The Act has been updated by an amendment to the Regulations – Notice No. R. 948-Government Gazette No. 32614 dated 5 October 2009.


The Act has been updated by:

Notice No. 516 in Government Gazette No. 28909 dated 2 June 2006 ;

Notice No. 98 in Government Gazette No. 29594 dated 5 February 2007; and

Notice No. 801 in Government Gazette No. 30234 dated 28 August 2007.


The Act has been amended by the Unemployment Insurance Amendment Act, 2003 (Act 32 of 2003) as gazetted in GG 25721 dated 14 November 2003.

The Unemployment Insurance Act, 2001 (63 of 2001) has been added to the site as gazetted in GG 23064 dated 28 January 2002.

Included in the Act are the Regulations (in terms of section 54) as gazetted in GG 23293 dated 28 March 2002.

The Domestic Workers UI Application Forms are published at the Government web site – GG 25033 dated 12 March 2003.