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Apartheid pension redress process to be finalised soon, MPs told

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Apartheid pension redress process to be finalised soon, MPs told

NGO has petitioned parliament to include certain categories of employees in payouts, which could reopen the process

Presidency reporter

The department of public service and administration has assured parliament that a process of paying out government employees who faced discrimination under apartheid, who qualify for pension redress benefits, will be completed by March 2022.

DPSA’s macro benefits director Nomsa Rilityane told MPs that former speaker Thandi Modise received a petition from an NGO called the Civil Servants Pension Redress Movement (CSPRM) demanding that the department include certain categories of employees in the pension redress, which implied the reopening of the process. 

After the request the department sought an opinion from the chief state law adviser to determine whether the state, as the employer, is under any constitutional obligation to accede to the demand...

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