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    Worker can not fetch his wages.

    I have this problem. The worker is too ill to come personally to sign for his monthly wage. In fact, it is all just sick leave pay. His wife is not allowed to fetch it on his behalf. How can one legally let someone else sign for the money, in order that you do not get disputes afterwards that he never received the money. What is complicating it more, is this common law marriages practice going on among them. You can never be sure who you are dealing with.
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    This suggestion will not solve the 'sign for' issue, but you could send him his money to his cellphone.
    ABSA call it "Cashsend" - you pay his cellphone number at an ATM and receive a reference number which you also send to him.
    Nedbank have "Mpesa", but you need a Vodacom number to register.

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    Still sounds a bit dicey to me. What if he come back with, 'my cellphone was stolen, I did not get my money'?
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    I take it that he does not have a bank account so that you can eft his pay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMHO View Post
    Still sounds a bit dicey to me. What if he come back with, 'my cellphone was stolen, I did not get my money'?
    There is still a PIN which you hold. He has to contact you to get the PIN before the ATM releases the money. If he then gives the PIN to somebody, then it is no longer your problem. Ensure you record the call when you give him the PIN number so that you have a record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike C View Post
    I take it that he does not have a bank account so that you can eft his pay?
    Correct.

    The cellphone route is a possibility. But what I am actually after, is how to enable him to send his 'wife' to come get his wages. BTW, he is illiterate and can not read or write, except for his name.

    Is the cellphone route the only way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justloadit View Post
    There is still a PIN which you hold. He has to contact you to get the PIN before the ATM releases the money. If he then gives the PIN to somebody, then it is no longer your problem. Ensure you record the call when you give him the PIN number so that you have a record.
    I do not understand how he gets his money from the ATM. a Cellphone does not come with an ATM card?
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    If you have an FNB or ABSA account, you can pay any one with cash. You make a cash payment to a cell number. The bank then sends them an SMS with a transaction code. They go to any Absa or FNB ATM, enter the code, and the system then asks for a PIN number. The PIN number you give to the person that you are paying, they enter the PIN number and the ATM spits the money out.
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    Can I for instance draft a letter, in which he nominates someone over the phone to me who he will send to fetch his wages. I then send this letter to him and explain the content to him over the phone. He then sign the letter and send the person with identification to fetch and sign for his wage, with the letter. I then attach a copy of the ID of the letter carrier to the signed copy of the payslip. Could something like that work?
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    Here is more info on Absa Cash Send

    On FNB Send Cash
    Under FAQs
    How do I Receive Money?

    You receive an sms telling you that money has been sent
    Dial *120*277# to access the eWallet
    Select 'Withdraw cash' and then 'Get ATM PIN'
    You'll receive an SMS with an ATM PIN
    Go to an FNB ATM.
    At the ATM press the green button (enter/ proceed) and then Wallet Services
    Key in your cellphone number and ATM PIN
    Choose the amount of money to withdraw. Make sure that either your transaction has ended or that you press 'cancel' before leaving the ATM.
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