UIF South Africa Chapter 3 Claiming benefits: Part B: Unemployment benefits
15. Calculation of period of unemployment under this Part
(1) For purposes of this Part, any period of unemployment must be calculated from the date of unemployment.
(2) The date contemplated in subsection (1) may be moved to a date prior to the application if the claims officer is satisfied that any delay in making the application was caused by circumstances beyond the control of the contributor.