Parental Leave

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body - Elizabeth Stone

Bringing a new member into your family is an exciting adventure but as with most adventures a lot of planning needs to be done in advance.

As part of its commitment to developing a framework of family friendly policies, Rhodes University offers progressive parental leave conditions that recognise the changing society we live in.

Who do I share my good news with?

  • Line Manager - so they share in your joy, support and guide you and start the process to appoint a temp while you are away and plan your leave/parental leave. 
  • HR Generalist - your one stop shop! Any questions about your leave, UIF benefits, possible financial assistance and employment can be discussed with them! For example:
    • Fill out the necessary paperwork with your HR Generalist including UIF documents:
      UI-19 Form (Employers declaration of Employee)
      UI-4 Form (Application for Continuation of Payment of Maternity Benefits)
      UI-2.3 Form (Application for Maternity Benefits)
      UI-2.7 Form (Remuneration received by the Employee whilst still in employment)
      UI-2.8 Form (Authorisation to pay benefits into banking account)
    • Enquire about getting authorisation from your medical aid re any medical procedures.
    • Enquire about adding your child to your medical aid
    • Discuss your possible financial assistance options with regards to your potentially delayed UIF payout.
    • Finding out how UIF works: Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to know?

Birth of a Child
Adoption of a Child
Fostering Children
Time Off For My Partner

Or you can read the Parental Leave Policy.
Helpful Numbers for Parents To Be

Exercise & Healthy eating during pregnancy - handy tips

What are my options when I need to return to work?

  • Care for Children
  • RU has a day care centre for young budding minds - see more at Day Care Centre

What do I do if things don't turn out the way we expect?

Miscarriage of a Child
Offering up a Child for Adoption
Death of the Birth Mother

Last Modified: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:08:08 SAST