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Organisation : South Africa Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund (CF)
Facility Name : Compensation Fund (CF) Employer Registration
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How To Register As An Employer With Compensation Fund?

You are required to register with Compensation Fund to take insurance cover against your employees in the event of injuries and diseases in your workplace. You are required to notify us of the change of the nature of business within 7 days.

Related / Similar Facility : uFiling Account Registration

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The Compensation Fund will issue a CF Registration number starting with 99…… (12 digits) to be used for payment’s reference number or enquiries. Some other industries will be transferred to Mutual Associations (read further on Obligations of the Employers)

According to the law, an employer must insure his/her workers against occupational injuries or diseases contracted during the course of employment. CF is not insuring the employer’s business but, insuring the workers. According to law, an employer must register with the Compensation Fund (CF) within 7 after appointing an employee/s.

For Employers – if you want to apply for registration at CF:
** Register online, click Online Services, click ROE Online ( or
** Complete the Registration Form
** Attach the CIPC certificate, UIF Proof of Registration, ID copies of the owners/directors, a proof of the business residence.
** For the Non-Profit Organisation (NPO), attach the CIPC certificate, UIF Proof of Registration, NPO certificate, ID copies of the owners/directors, a proof of the business residence
** For the Trust,
** For the Sole Trader/Proprietor, ID copies of the owners/directors, a UIF Proof of Registration, a proof of the business residence
** Forward to RegistrationCF AT
** A Contract Account Number (99…….) will be issued upon the finalisation of the registration

What is Return of Earnings?

To be in good standing, you are required to submit the Return of Earnings before the set deadline. It is against the law for failure to submit the ROEs and penalties will be charged. Payment must be made within 30 days to avoid interest. An application for the Revision of Assessment must be done within 30 calendar days of the Notice of Assessment/Invoice’s date.

What is Letter of Good Standing?

A Letter of Good Standing will be issued on receipt of the full payment and can be verified online using the unique Certificate Number. You can report the forged Letter of Good Standing to cf-fraud AT or 0800 234 432 or SMS 30916

Verification of LOGS Instructions

** Go to the link
** You can only validate the letter using the Certificate number.
** Enter Certificate number to check the validity/ Authenticity of the certificate.
** Verify the Trade name against the Trade Name on the certificate.
** Don’t forget to check the Valid period of the certificate

Allocation of Payment

** It may sometimes happen the payment is not allocated due to a system error, a correct Contract Account number (99…..) was not used, etc.
** A Proof of Payment must be sent to Clarification AT

Record Keeping And An Audit:
** Employers are required to keep record for a period of 4 years

CF may conduct a full audit which will include the following:
** Confirm the registration
** Confirm the correctness of the nature of the business
** Confirm the earnings declared over the past 4 years
** Confirm the status of the sub-contractors

Application For The Revision Of Assessment:
** An application for the revision of assessment happens when employer identified an error on the submitted declaration of ROE.
** An employer is required to submit an application within 30 calendar days from the date of the Notice of Assessment/Invoice.
** For the application to be considered, all documents used to clear an audit will apply.

Mandators & Contractors:
** All employers as mandators who utilize the services of a contractor should obtain a letter of good standing from the contractors to prove that the contractor is registered and up to date with all assessment payments.
** If the contractor fails to register or pay any assessment, the mandator shall be required to pay for any compensation paid to the employees and any assessments outstanding.

Benefits of Compensation Fund

The Compensation Fund provides a range of benefits to eligible workers, including medical expenses, disability benefits, and a lump sum payment for permanent impairment or death. The fund also provides vocational rehabilitation and reintegration services to help injured workers return to work.

To claim compensation from the fund, workers must report their injury or illness to their employer within seven days and submit a claim form to the Compensation Fund. The fund will assess the claim and provide compensation if it is found to be eligible. The Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund plays an important role in protecting the rights of workers and promoting workplace safety and health in South Africa.

Additional Simplified Procedure

Here are the steps on how to register as an employer with the Compensation Fund:
1. Go to the Compensation Fund website:
2. Click on the “Employers” tab.
3. Click on the “Register as an Employer” link.
4. You will be prompted to create an account.
5. Once you have created an account, you can start your registration.
6. You will need to provide the following information:
** Your personal details
** Your business details
** The number of employees you have
7. Once you have submitted your registration, you will be issued with a registration number.

You can also register as an employer with the Compensation Fund by post. To do this, you will need to download the registration form from the Compensation Fund website and send it to the following address:

Compensation Fund
PO Box 10913

The registration form can also be obtained from any Compensation Fund office. Once you have registered as an employer with the Compensation Fund, you will be required to pay monthly contributions. The amount of your contributions will depend on the number of employees you have. You can pay your contributions online, by post, or at any Compensation Fund office.

Here are some additional tips for registering as an employer with the Compensation Fund:
** Start your registration early. The registration process can be time-consuming, so it’s best to start early.
** Make sure you have all of your required documents ready.You will not be able to submit your registration without all of the required documents.
** Proofread your registration carefully before submitting it. Make sure there are no errors in your spelling or grammar.
** Keep your registration number safe. You will need your registration number to pay your monthly contributions and to make claims.

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