Provident fund clobbered for demanding pointless paternity test

The fund’s decision to withhold a woman’s payout was found to be ‘grossly inadequate and misleading’

18 November 2020 - 20:24

Despite being named as nominee of her life partner’s death benefit, a woman had to go as far as the office of the pension funds adjudicator for a payout for her child and herself when the Masakhane Provident Fund demanded a paternity test.

After a ruling by the deputy pension funds adjudicator, the woman, who was pregnant at the time of her life partner’s death, is now closer to receiving the funds...

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