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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Act, No. 61 of 1997
To amend the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993, so as to define, substitute or delete certain expressions; to transfer certain functions to the Director-General and to make the Director-General accountable for the compensation fund; to allow the Director-General to delegate his or her powers; to alter the commissioner’s functions; to provide for the payment of compensation to assessor’s dependants; to further regulate the composition of the Compensation Board; to remove the duty on employers to provide first aid; to further regulate the assessment of employers; to provide for the payment of interest on overdue assessments; to further regulate objections and appeals against decisions of the Director-General; to provide that the Minister must consult with the Compensation Board before he or she makes regulations; to further regulate the manner in which compensation is calculated; and to effect certain textual alterations; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
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