Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni
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10 Jul 2020
4:59 am

More than 80% of Covid-19 Compensation Fund claims from women

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni

Out of 941 claims to date, the highest number came from the Western Cape which recorded 657 claims.

Labour and Employment Minister Thulas Nxesi. Picture: Moneyweb

Nurses are forced to choose between risking their lives to save others and losing their jobs. This according to the Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union (YNITU) president Lerato Maduma-Gova. Yesterday it emerged that the bulk of Compensation Fund claims for Covid-19 infections in the workplace came from women, most of whom were nurses. The latest statistics from claims lodged with the Compensation Fun showed that than 80 percent of the cases received so far involved women. Even more concerning, government pointed out, was that most of these cases were nurses. Maduma-Gova said one of the health sector’s biggest mistakes was...