The Mpumalanga Provincial Chief Inspector (PCI), Boikie Mampuru, is concerned over a number of truck drivers who are not registered for the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).
This was during the Road Freight sector operation that took place on the N4 just after the Middelburg toll plaza in Mpumalanga.
“A number of truck drivers we have stopped during this operation indicated that they are not receiving their salary slips hence they are not sure if they are registered for UIF. Some of the drivers, we viewed their salary slips and we found out that they were not registered,” said Mampuru.
The recently transferred PCI said that this causes concern over the lack of compliance by the trucking companies in the country. Mampuru stated that his team will be intensifying such operations. He also mentioned that a number of companies who do not comply with Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Standards and UIF were noted and will do the necessary follow up.
“This is not the only operation that we will be conducting for this moth but there are a number of planned projects over the course of April 2023,” said the PCI.
The operation was part of the Safety Awareness Campaign by the MEC, Mandla Ndlovu, Public Works, Roads and Transport in Mpumalanga. The MEC also invited the National Traffic Police, the President of Truckers Association of South Africa, Mary Phadi to assist in inspecting compliance of the trucks.