How early can you take maternity leave?

In South Africa, maternity leave can typically start up to four weeks before the expected due date. According to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, this is the standard period allowed for starting maternity leave before childbirth. However, there are situations where maternity leave can commence earlier if a medical practitioner certifies it as necessary … Read more

When should I apply for maternity pay?

In SA, working moms get up to four months of paid maternity leave. In order to take care of your newborn without too many financial worries, you’ll need to fill in a few documents and pay a visit (or three) to the Department of Home Affairs. But here’s a rough guide for new moms looking … Read more