Bronkhorst warned that those that try and defraud the system will face authorized penalties.
“There are already some circumstances we’ve taken to the police for investigation and prosecution — 35 out of a complete of 146. This serves as a discover to those that could have intentions to attempt to defraud the system. Not solely will it’s more durable to take action, however even when they do succeed, the regulation will finally get them and they’ll pay for stealing from staff,” she mentioned.
Following the AG’s report, the UIF’s chief working officer and chief monetary officer have been suspended, together with UIF commissioner Teboho Maruping.
The AG discovered that people under the authorized age of employment of 15 years had been paid by the UIF, and people who had been indicated as deceased on the house affairs database had acquired Ters advantages totalling R441,144.
Funds amounting to R685,846,671 had been made for 166,619 functions regarding international nationals whose employers had not paid contributions for them for the previous 12 months.