Friday 2019-03-22




By Sabelo Majola | 2018-03-14

THE Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT) National Burial Scheme is on the verge of building a mortuary for its members.

This was revealed by the Burial Scheme Secretary Agnes Mazibuko following a newspaper advert by the scheme which requests the services of architects for an intended building that will have, among other things, a boardroom, showroom, office, reception and file room.

Mazibuko said their intention is to build a mortuary for the members of the Burial Scheme that will solely be owned by them. The mortuary will be situated at LOT 4 at Manzini in Tenbergen Street towards St Theresa’s.

“The mortuary is phase two of our review having launched the SNAT Burial medical aid. Teachers are dying and instead of looking at one aspect which is the burial, we decided to initiate the medical aid. Now that we have that up and running, we have decided on having the mortuary so that members of the burial scheme are not burdened with funeral costs,” she said.

The SNAT National Burial Scheme collaborated with Swazi-Med as their administrator to recruit and help members in joining the medical aid, to check on whether doctors are doing a satisfactory work on their health and monitor if their health needs are met accordingly.

Mazibuko said they were pleased with the feedback as teachers were showing a lot of interest on the medical aid scheme.

“Teachers are calling from different schools requesting to be educated on the medical aid scheme with the zeal to be members. The requests for information on the initiative are so big that it surpasses the staff that we have and we have since launched a programme at SBIS that gives insight on the medical aid,” she said.

Mazibuko said they were in no position to reveal the membership figures on the medical aid for now but they will wait for March 31, which is the deadline for members to qualify for the three months waiting period and thereafter it would be six months.

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