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Employee Benefits in South Africa 2021

Employee Benefits in South Africa 2021

Summary

South Africa has a well-developed social security system, which covers employees and their dependents, as well as unemployed persons and individuals. The Department of Labor (DoL) is the central labor administration body and is regulated by the Ministry of Labor. The South African social security system is composed of three pillars: the non-contributory pillar (taxed pillar), the contributory pillar, and the private voluntary pillar. The contributory pillar includes social insurance, while the non-contributory pillar includes social assistance and social relief distress. The private voluntarily pillar covers pensions, short-term, work-injury, and healthcare benefits, and is usually voluntary, but can become obligatory based on a company’s policy, work, industry, and sector.

The report provides in-depth industry analysis, information, and insights of the employee benefits in South Africa, including an overview of the state and compulsory benefits in South Africa, detailed information about the private benefits in South Africa, insights on various central institutions responsible for the administration of the different branches of social security and the regulatory framework of the employee benefits in South Africa.

Key Highlights

- The SASSA, FSCA, Department of Labor, and Unemployment Insurance Fund organizations are responsible for the functioning of the overall social security system.
- A person’s national insurance contribution is determined based on their income.
- An insured person who is unemployed or unable to work and whose benefits have been exhausted is entitled to credited contribution.
- In South Africa, employers provide voluntary retirement benefits to their employees through pension funds, provident fund, and retirement annuity.

Scope

This report provides a detailed analysis of employee benefits in South Africa -
- It offers a detailed analysis of the key government-sponsored employee benefits, along with private benefits
- It covers an exhaustive list of employee benefits, including retirement benefits, death in service, long-term disability benefits, medical benefits, workmen's compensation insurance, maternity and paternity benefits, family benefits, unemployment, grant-in-aid, social relief distress, compensation, leaves and holidays and private benefits
- It highlights the economic and regulatory situations relating to employee benefits in South Africa

Reasons to Buy

- Make strategic decisions using in-depth information related to employee benefits in the country
- Assess employee benefits of the market, including state and compulsory benefits and private benefits
- Gain insights into the key employee benefit schemes offered by private employers in the country
- Gain insights into key organizations governing employee benefits market, and their impact on companies

Table of Contents
1. Executive Summary
2. Introduction
2.1 What is this Report about?
2.2 Definitions
3. Country Statistics
4. Overview of Employee Benefits in South Africa
5. Regulations
6. State and Compulsory Benefits
6.1 Retirement Benefits
Introduction
Eligibility
Benefits
Payment options
Contribution
6.2 Death in Service
Introduction
Eligibility
Benefits
Payment options
Contribution
6.3 Long-Term Disability Benefits
Introduction
Eligibility
Benefits
Payment options
Contribution
6.4 Short-Term Sickness Benefits
Introduction
Eligibility
Benefits
Payment options
Contribution
6.5 Medical Benefits
Introduction
Eligibility
Benefits
Payment options
Contribution
6.6 Workers’ Compensation insurance
Introduction
Eligibility
Benefits
Payment options
Contribution
6.7 Maternity and Paternity Benefits
Introduction
Eligibility
Benefits
Payment options
Contribution
6.8 Other Benefits
Unemployment Benefits
Family benefits
Grant-in-aid
Social Relief Distress
Compensation
Leaves and Holidays
7. Private Benefits
7.1 Retirement Benefits
7.2 Death Benefits
7.3 Disability Benefits
7.4 Medical Benefits
7.5 Accidental and Dismemberment Benefits
7.6 Other Benefits
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List of Tables
Table 1: Insurance Industry Definitions
Table 2: South Africa - Country Statistics
Table 3: South Africa - Leaves: Fixed National and Public Holidays 2021
Table 4: South Africa - Share in Hybrid funds based on the fund class
Table 5: South Africa - Share in DB funds based on the fund class
Table 6: South Africa - Share in DC funds based on the fund class

Report Title: Employee Benefits in South Africa 2021


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