Minister hints at higher Transnet pension hikes

2015-05-06 19:46

A rule amendment to two Transnet pension funds to provide for increases above the statutory has been approved, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Russian crisis affects pensioners

2015-01-28 15:00

The Russian financial crisis causes anger in many pensioners as low oil prices negatively impact their living standards.

What workers think of compulsory govt pension

2014-10-03 06:00

Workers without a pension or provident fund are divided over whether a government-sponsored pension fund should be compulsory, a survey shows.

UK overhauls employee pension schemes

2014-07-21 09:46

Britain has published new rules for private pensions, giving retirees greater freedom to spend their savings as they like.

50 the new 65

2014-06-05 07:26

Employers must stop viewing 60-year olds as expensive old fools, not able to innovate, writes Leopold Scholtz.

How long will my pension last?

2013-07-30 11:39

Advice for a Fin24 user who wants to know how long a pension of R1 000 000 will yield a monthly income of R10 000.

Gordhan's National Budget Speech

2013-02-27 15:38

Read the full 2013 National Budget Speech document delivered by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Recipe for a successful retirement

2012-08-02 15:30

The ingredient list for a comfortable retirement isn't long - but it's crucial to get the mix right.

Old age grant

2012-07-13 07:26

An official explains how to get a state old age pension.

Use pension to settle debt?

2011-07-24 10:06

A Fin24 reader wonders whether it is a good option to use pension money to pay off all her debts. An expert responds.


Take-home pay still way above inflation

2015-04-29 12:05

SA salary earners have on average taken home 7.5% more in pay in March than a year ago, way above the 4% inflation increase for the same month, a salary index shows.

UK over-55s to get greater pension access

2014-10-14 19:30

Britons coming up to retirement will find it easier to spend their pension savings early, according to government plans.

Nene quashes fears of pension nationalisation

2014-09-05 07:00

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has moved to scotch rumours that the government plans to nationalise pension funds, adding that workers' retirement savings are safe.

Pension laws not clear on strike - lawyer

2014-07-12 10:27

Companies are uncertain whether they are legally compelled to maintain pension contributions on behalf of striking workers, a labour lawyer says.

Pensioners can take more tax free

2014-02-26 14:13

People going on pension will in future be able to take R500 000 of their pension money as lump without paying any tax on it. The amount used to be R315 000.

Pension funds 'can aid social justice'

2013-04-23 20:13

Investment capital of the government's pension fund can be used to pursue social justice without compromising returns, a top official says.

Pension timeframe

2012-08-24 13:57

How long will my R5m pension last if I draw 5% a month?

Freedom Front Plus to take on Transnet

2012-07-20 17:09

Freedom Front Plus preparations for a class action against Transnet and its two pension funds are "at an advanced stage", says its parliamentary spokesperson Anton Alberts.

Muslim spouse entitled to pension

2012-03-14 12:51

A woman married under Islamic rites should be given a share of her partner's pension fund upon divorce, the Pension Funds Adjudicator has ruled.

Where's my pension surplus?

2011-06-29 08:34

After being an employee of a bank for 40 years, a retiree is outraged that he hasn't received a part of the pension surplus payout.

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