|About the Service Centre|
The SNPF Service Centre comprises the following sub-sections:
This is where all employers pay their statutory and supplementary contributions. According to Section 14 (3) of the Swaziland National Provident Fund Order, 1974 all contributions for any month must be paid to the Swaziland National Provident Fund on or before the 21st of the succeeding month. Failure to comply with Order renders the employer liable for penalties under Section 21 (20) of the same Order. Other payment includes the following:
This is where every SNPF member inquires about his/her contribution to the Fund and members are being identified by their graded tax numbers.
In cases where the member's money has been wrongly credited, corrective measures are put into place. This may be occasioned by supply of incorrect graded tax number by the employer.
This is the sub-section where employers register or de-register their companies with the Fund and the registration procedure requires the completion of an application form (NPF1) by the employer. A Certificate of Registration is issued to every registered employer bearing his account number with the Fund.
Also, employers are required to register their eligible employees for membership by completing an Extension Form one month before they become contributing employers. The registration forms are obtainable from any office of the Fund. After the initial employer's registration according to the SNPF Order 1974, every member is required to furnish to his employer with the following relevant information:
NB: Employers are to make sure that the seven digits are correct and clearly entered on all NPF Forms.
This is where claim applications are logged. The Fund offers the following benefits:
"The conversion of the provident fund to a pension scheme is still a work in progress. Once the actuarial report is included into the draft legislation (to enable accurate calculation of contributions under the pension scheme among others), the proposed legal framework will be ready for cabinet and parliamentary debate as a bill, so that it can pass into law. The anticipated delivery of the pension scheme is still 2013."....
Read the full statement in the 2012 Annual Report