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3 September, 2013

Problems being experienced I.R.O. Workmens Compensation payments


Following the receipt of a complaint from one of FSA's members regarding problems being experienced with the payment of claims by the Workmens' Compensation Commissioner, FSA took the matter up with Agri SA.  Agri SA are fully aware of the problems being experienced.  As these problems are not limited to the Forestry / Agricultural sectors alone, Agri SA, amongst others, have requested Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) to deal with the matter at a national level through direct consultations with the Compensation Commissioner.

In the interim, should members have any specific problems regarding this matter, Agri SA's Senior Manager: Labour Relations, Mrs Elize van der Westhuizen has kindly offered to assist FSA members.  Elize can be contacted on (012) 643 3400 or by email on elize@agrisa.co.za.

When contacting Elize, please supply the following information:

  • Farm name
  • Registration number at the WC
  • Claim number(s)


I trust that this will assist members in resolving any WC related problems they may have.

Roger Godsmark
Operations Director
Forestry South Africa