UIF tackles internal fraud

2012-04-18 16:00

Cape Town - The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has moved up a gear to root out fraud within the organisation, UIF commissioner Boas Seruwe said on Wednesday.

A number of UIF employees have been dismissed and arrested recently, he told the National Assembly's labour committee.

The fraud, which took place from April 2010 to date, cost the fund R4m.

"This fraud either takes the form of work and draw, where people work and continue to draw UIF benefits, or employees of the fund siphoning money off the system," Seruwe said.

In total, 286 cases of fraud were detected during this period. In KwaZulu-Natal, four labour department officials had been arrested.

In the Eastern Cape, two employees had been dismissed, with the Hawks pursuing criminal cases, as was the case with an employee in the Northern Cape.

Seruwe said the message to employees involved in fraud or intending to do so is quite clear - "the long arm of the law will catch you if you defraud the system".

  • Gregory - 2012-04-18 16:12

    The broken arm of the law can't even touch the tip of the iceberg . UIF = Useless Incompetent Fools.

      Gestoffle - 2012-04-18 17:09

      Work of affirmative action seamlessly chugging along.....

      SaintBruce - 2012-04-18 20:51

      Oh - Now I get it! A Liberation movement is all about 'liberating' other peoples money! The Looting continues but they never tell us if those they caught or dismissed are: 1) ANC Party members 2) Going to pay back what they stole 3) being prosecuted correctly 4) blacklisted from ever working for the State again We, the public, never hear of the results of rooting out corruption.

  • John - 2012-04-18 16:12

    No mater what this government touches, it turns to sh#t.

  • Bzeng - 2012-04-18 16:22

    who is digging up these frauds? HAWKS are not doing enough until they dig up government seats

  • Andrew - 2012-04-18 16:32

    Nothing new!! Are there any honest people working in government?

  • Du Mabaso - 2012-04-18 16:33

    Automatically everyone who commits fraud is an Anc member. Get your facts straight before you comment

      braamc - 2012-04-18 16:44

      They are

      basil.jacobs1 - 2012-04-18 16:52

      Any side bets that they are?

      Andrew - 2012-04-18 17:50

      Maybe not 100% but certainly 99%????

      Gregory - 2012-04-18 18:57

      Yip The facts are straight. ANC members are fraudsters.

  • Andrew - 2012-04-18 17:49

    More ANC cadres on the take perhaps some ministers???

  • Thamsanqa William Mayekiso - 2012-04-18 20:39

    An official of DoL in thr NC invole in fraud.

  • Thamsanqa William Mayekiso - 2012-04-18 20:41

    An official of DoL in thr NC invole in fraud.

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