What is it?
The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) gives short-term relief to workers when they become unemployed or are unable to work because of maternity, adoption leave, or illness. It also provides relief to the dependants of a deceased contributor.
The unemployment insurance system in South Africa is governed by the following legislation:
- Unemployment Insurance Act, 2001 (the UI Act)
- Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act, 2002 (the UIC Act)
These Acts provide for the benefits, to which contributors are allowed, and the imposition and collection of the contributions to the UIF, respectively, and came into operation on 1 April 2002.
Pregnant and having a baby
Being pregnant is a very important time in a woman’s life, and a time when you don’t want to worry about medical aid cover. With Discovery Health you have peace of mind that they offer you the best care while you are pregnant, and your newborn once your baby is born. See how they take care of you during pregnancy.