This campaign is taking place in Botshabelo, Free State, from 16/01/17 to 20/01/17 at Kaizer Sebothelo stadium. Of critical importance to note is the fact that this special project is only earmarked for ex-mineworkers who left their employment in 1987 and excluding those who left the mines from 01st April 2002.
Following the People’s Assembly held in Mbhizana, Eastern Cape where a motion was tabled in the National Assembly on 19 September 2007 that Parliament was to establish a committee that will look at issues of the Ex-Mineworkers Union, an Ad-hoc Committee of Parliament was established with the following Terms of Reference;
To investigate matters raised in submissions from the Ex-mineworkers Union;
To consider records, reports and submissions by stakeholders previously involved;
To recommend points to assist in addressing their concerns relating to payment of compensation and outstanding unemployment benefits.
Born out of this was a special project to pay UIF benefits to all eligible ex-mineworkers, as stipulated above. These ex-mineworkers are therefore called upon to heed our call and come in their numbers to apply for these benefits.
It is required of an individual claimant to bring along all or any of the following documents for officials to verify the authenticity of the claim and ascertain whether or not you indeed worked in the mines during the said period;
Reference book (old identity document)
Old blue cards