Sipho Mabena
2 minute read
12 Feb 2021
8:01 am

Public protector helps woman get back 11 years pension

Sipho Mabena

The GPAA had demanded 'the impossible' in expecting the woman to obtain proof from an employer dating back 30 years.

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Despite having a 1987 payslip from the erstwhile Gazankulu homeland government and evidence that a Limpopo social worker had contributed to her state pension fund for 34 years, instead of 19 years, the Government Pensions Administration Agency (GPAA) would have none of it. If it is not rectified, Salome Mukhari risks losing 11 years of her pension contributions and stands to lose about R400,000 of her pension payout when she retires. Not even her two certificates of long service, 20 and 30 years, awarded to her by the department of social development, her employer in 2007 and 2017, would convince...