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COIDA Threshold Increase 2016

COIDA Threshold Increase has been announced, Pay Solutions keeping their clients informed of any changes to legislation and ‘hot off the press news’ at all times, find out about the latest changes to the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993) as outlined below which Employers need to know.

COIDA Threshold Increase

COIDA Threshold Increase

It has been announced by The Hon. Minister of Labour, NM Oliphant on 12 February 2016 in a Government Gazette (39683) that she intends to increase the amount of earnings under Section 83 (8) of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993).

The Maximum amount of earnings for COIDA Threshold Increase will increase from R355 752 to R377 097 per annum with effect from 01 April 2016.

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act applies to:

all employers; and casual and full-time workers who, as a result of a workplace accident or work-related disease:

  • are injured, disabled, or killed; or
  • become ill.
This excludes –
  • workers who are totally or partially disabled for less than 3 days;
  • domestic workers;
  • anyone receiving military training;
  • members of –
    • the South African National Defence Force, or
    • the South African Police Service;
  • any worker guilty of wilful misconduct, unless they are seriously disabled or killed;
  • anyone employed outside the RSA for 12 or more continuous months; and
  • workers working mainly outside the RSA and only temporarily employed in the RSA.