Aug 15

South African domestic workers can now claim for injuries dating back to 1994

South Africa’s government is urging domestic workers to apply for compensation. This is if they have been injured, disabled or contracted an occupational disease while at work. It follows a recent amendment in law that allows for them to claim benefits. According to News24, the call follows an amendment to the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, no. 130, to include domestic employees, in line with an earlier Constitutional Court ruling. Domestic workers can also claim benefits retrospectively for occupational diseases, disabilities, or injuries dating from 27 April 1994 onwards.