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Name: Workmen's Compensation Amendment Act 1984.
Country: South Africa
Subject(s): Employment accident and occupational disease benefit
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1984-03-14
Entry into force:
Published on: Government Gazette, 1984-03-14, N. 9127, p. 1-23 (INFORM)
ISN: ZAF-1984-L-333
Bibliography: Government Gazette, 1984-03-14, N. 9127, p. 1-23 (INFORM)
Abstract/Citation: Act to amend the Workmen's Compensation Act 1941 [LS 1941 - SA 2 ... 1956 - SA 3A], so as to replace certain obsolete expressions and references; to do away with the power of the Workmen's Compensation Commissioner to treat certain employers as workmen; to fix a higher maximum earnings limit for the purposes of the definition of "workman"; to provide for a uniform procedure for all population groups in respect of consent for the institution of legal proceedings by a workman against a third party and for the institution of claims; to apply unclaimed moneys for the welfare of all workmen; to institute an objection committee and a revision board to hear objections against decisions of the Workmen's Compensation Commissioner; to increase the maximum amount of compensation payable to workmen or their dependants and the amount payable in respect of the burial expenses of a workman; to adjust certain pensions; to increase advances to workmen in anticipation of compensation; to extend the protection contemplated in section 32; to limit the period within which benefits in terms of this Act may be claimed; to provide for consultation with the Medical Association of South Africa and the Dental Association of South Africa in fixing the tariffs of fees for certain medical aid; to increase the penalties for offences; and to effect certain textual improvements; and to provide for incidental matters. No. 29

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