The Compensation Fund provides compensation for employees who get hurt at work, or sick from diseases contracted at work, or for death as a result of these injuries or diseases.
The Compensation Fund is covered by the Compensation for occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (No 130 of 1993) (CoIDA) and the Compensation for occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Act (No 61 of 1997). The Compensation Commissioner is appointed to administer the Fund and approves claims of employees. Where an employee is entitled to receive compensation from the Compensation Fund, the Fund, and not the employer, will pay the employee.
Ggo to the Department of Labour website for more information on the Compensation Fund: www.labour.gov.za)