All em­ploy­ees, as well as their em­ploy­ers, are re­spon­si­ble for con­tri­bu­tions to the UIF. How­ever, an em­ployee i s ex­cluded f rom con­tribut­ing to the UIF if:

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Em­ployed by the em­ployer for less than 24 hours a month. They are con­sid­ered a learner. They work as a public ser­vant. They are a for­eigner work­ing on a con­tract to be repa­tri­ated at the end of their con­tract. They only earn com­mis­sion. Em­ploy­ees in re­ceipt of an old age pen­sion are, since Fe­bru­ary 2007, no longer ex­cluded from con­tribut­ing to­wards UIF.

Do­mes­tic em­ploy­ers and their work­ers are in­cluded un­der the Act since 1 April 2003.

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