How do I claim maternity benefits?

To claim maternity benefits from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) in South Africa, follow these steps: Eligibility Check: Ensure that you’re eligible for maternity benefits. You should have contributed to the UIF and meet the necessary criteria, such as having a valid South African ID or a valid work permit and not receiving any other … Read more

When should I claim maternity leave?

In South Africa, you can claim maternity leave any time from four weeks before the expected date of birth, or when a medical professional certifies it as necessary for your health or that of your baby. It’s typically advisable to notify your employer about your intended maternity leave and provide the necessary medical documentation as … Read more