Does my Employer need my tax mumber to register me for UIF, even if I don't have to pay tax?

I don't have to pay tax, because I do not earn enough. I am not registered either and want to know why does my employer need my tax number to register me for UIF? Now they force me to go and register at SARS and I resigned a month ago.

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TaxTim TaxTim says:
22 May 2013 at 14:45

Your UIF number is linked to your tax number and so that is why they are asking you for a tax number. It is always best to have a tax number even if you are earning under the threshold because many other institutions such as banks often ask for this.

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