19 August 2019 - NW422
Cuthbert, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour
What (a) are the details of the process that needs to be followed by a new employer to register with the Compensation Fund, (b) number of days on average does it take to process an application to register with the Compensation Fund and (c) are the reasons for any delays in the registration process?
a) There is an Employer Registration Form. This is referred to as W. AS.2 Form. An employer who wishes to register with the Compensation Fund must duly complete this form. There are documents that must accompany a correctly completed W. AS. 2 Form. These documents vary depending to the business type. In case of companies and close corporations the registration form must be accompanied by Companies Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) issued registration certificate, the certified Identity Documents (IDs) of Owners and certified copies of IDs of Directors.
In case of Sole Proprietors, Partners in Partnership must attach copy of Partnership Agreement and certified copies of all Partners IDs.
Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) must attach copies of NPO Registration Certificate issued by the Department of Social Development and certified copies of IDs of the responsible persons.
In case of Trusts, the Registration Form must be supported by an Appointment Letter issued by Magistrate Office and certified copies of all Trustees IDs.
Compensation Fund has the online platform option, Employers may go to https://www.cf-filing.co.za to register
b) It takes an average of 10 days to finalise a manual new registration form which have complete information from the date the complete documents were received by the Processing Office.
It takes on average one calendar day to finalise a new registration through the online compensation filling platform.
c) The following are reasons causing unnecessary delays on finalising the new Employer Registration:
1. Multiple entries for manually submitted registration forms, such as Compensation Fund (CF) Call Centre, Labour Centres and Provincial Offices which all expected to forward the received documents over to the Processing Centre in the CF Head Quarters (HQ) in Pretoria.
2. Employers failing to provide complete documents and/or information required in the registration form as listed in (a) above.
3. A duplicate registration by employer to avoid paying for outstanding assessment
4. Employer declaring their industry classified code that is inconsistent with the actual industry they are operating in in order to reduce the levies payable.