Update – Pensions Redress Programme

Parties to the PSCBC introduced Resolutions 07 of 1998 and 12 of 2002, respectively, in an attempt to redress specific past discriminatory practices which took place during the apartheid era. The application process for the redress project was closed by PSCBC Resolution 03 of 2012 on the 31 March 2012. The process is in the last phase of finalisation. We are currently verifying the application forms that were “not approved” as to quality assure the outcomes.

The quality assurance is conducted by independent professionals. At the conclusion of the verification process, Council will receive a report from the task team. The report will include; an indication of the cost involved in terms of the applications received, the funding model to be considered and will also propose a draft agreement for Council to allow for the close out process. Individual letters will be sent to all applicants once the process has been completed to inform them of the outcome of their application. It is foreseen that this will take place in the first quarter of 2016.