09.01.04. Paid or unpaid leave | South Africa

09.01.04. Paid or unpaid leave | South Africa

15 Aug 2022

Paid leave is a temporary condition of service as long as the person is employed. Once the person is living with dementia, his/her capacity deteriorates and is no longer employed, the need for long term care/absence from work is not supported under the employment conditions. The organisation’s policy on special leave arrangements will apply while still employed, whereas for extended periods of absence beyond policy prescriptions or permanent absence (e.g., resignation or termination of employment), the Employment Equity Act’s (no.55 of 1998) Code of good practice on employment of people with disabilities will apply (Government Gazette, 1998). Medical boarding is a further option as a way for the person to retire.


Employment Equity Act No.55 of 1998.pdf, 1 (1998).

Government Gazette. (1998). EMPLOYMENT EQUITY ACT 55 OF 1998: Code of good practice on the employment of people with disabilities. https://gestaltconsult.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Employment-Equity-Act-People-with-Disabilities.pdf