The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Disease Act – Employees' rights and the structure of benefits

Workers On Wednesday 8 November
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

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In last week’s show we look at the problem of occupational health and safety in South Africa. This week we follow the issue up and look at the compensation that workers can expect when they are injured or contract a disease as a result of conditions at workplaces. Central to determining compensation for workers affected by injuries at work or work-related diseases is a piece of legislation known as the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act or simply COIDA. In this show we will learn more about this legislation and its importance.


  • Puleng Mminele, NUMSA national coordinator of occupational health and safety
  • Dr. Spo Kgalamono, Head of Department Occupational Medicine, National Institute for Occupational Health, and senior lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand

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