'Justice is the first condition of humanity'
- Wole Soyinka, playwright and Nobel Laureate
About the Black Sash
Black Sash Past and Present Video
Sash in Action
Oversight of grant payment system
Stop SASSA-CPS Debits Campaign
The Dullah Omar School for the Advice Office Sector
Health and NHI Consultations
Stories from the Field
Eastern Cape Health Crisis
Hands off our Grants!
Reproductive Maternal and Child Health
Making all Voices Count
Media & Publications
In our opinion
Black Sash in the Headlines
Black Sash Submissions
Contact the Media Office
Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Reflections on the first 50 years
Black Sash Archives
In memory of Black Sash stalwarts
Books about the Black Sash
You and Your Rights: COIDA
COIDA stands for the ‘Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act’. If you are injured whilst you are doing your work or become sick as a result of your work, you can claim compensation from the Compensation Fund.
You and Your Rights: UIF
The Unemployment Insurance Fund or ‘UIF’ provides short–term financial relief to workers who lose their jobs; are unable to work because of illness; or need to take maternity or adoption leave.
You and Your Rights: Pension and Provident Funds
A pension or provident fund is set up to provide an income for a member on retirement or an income for their dependants if the member dies.