R1.3m tax discount for Molefe, SCORPIO claims

2017-07-26 15:51

Investigation unit SCORPIO claims to have evidence that former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe had received a "tax discount" of R1.3m, apart from his R30m Eskom pension.

The path to non-retirement

2017-07-20 09:07

The human lifespan is getting longer and longer. What does this mean for those who are putting money away for retirement? And can you imagine doing the same job for over 70 years?

Maybe don’t retire?

2017-07-13 09:59

Since the average human lifespan has increased drastically, many people live for many decades past the current retirement age. Here are some ways to make your money (and health) last.

Designing pension products better suited for our society

2017-07-06 12:41

Most retirement savings products are aimed at people with a consistent income and who work in the formal economy, thereby excluding the majority of South Africans. This needs to be addressed.

Don't tap into PIC for SAA bailout - union

2017-05-24 20:00

A public services trade union has voiced concern that Treasury could consider the Public Investment Corporation as one of the options to finance lossmaking state carrier SAA.

World's biggest pension fund posts biggest quarterly gain in its history

2017-03-03 18:30

The world’s biggest pension fund has record a $92bn gain as Japanese stocks surged and a plunge in the yen boosted overseas investments.

Ehrenreich backs Ramaphosa for ANC presidency

2016-12-05 18:27

Cosatu Western Cape has come out in support of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to be the next ANC president, while also slamming the DA.

Retirement Guide: Part 1

2016-11-15 12:37

Using the advice of financial experts, finweek has put together a how-to guide for your retirement. We will be running this as a six-part series.

Investment boycott & tax strikes: Support grows for financial protests

2016-09-02 18:56

South Africans are abuzz with discussion about whether an investment boycott is the right way to force a major shift in political control and management of the country.

Inflation Linked Bonds – the not-so-boring alternative

2016-07-08 10:40

Unexpected inflation spikes cause havoc. One way around this is to invest in inflation linked bonds which compensate you for inflation, explains a portfolio manager


Public Protector to probe Molefe's R30m pension payout

2017-07-24 13:54

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has agreed to investigate the decision that led to a R30m golden handshake for former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe.

Is retirement natural and inevitable?

2017-07-19 12:55

The concept of stopping to work at a certain age is a fairly recent invention. Yet it’s time for the concept to be re-invented to better suit today’s circumstances.

Pensions a major feature in public sector pay talks

2017-07-11 06:00

The need for checks and balances on the administration of public sector pension funds will be a major feature of the looming public sector wage negotiations.

Vavi’s federation condemns use of pensions to bail out SOEs

2017-05-26 21:00

The South African Federation of Trade Unions says it is concerned over Treasury’s plans to bail out failing state-owned enterprises by using government employee pensions.

Reducing the burden of the new wealth tax

2017-05-10 14:59

An RA remains one of the best ways to save on tax, with the added benefit of simultaneously saving for retirement.

Regulation 28 and the growth of your RA

2017-02-23 13:16

There was much debate in 2011 when Treasury decided retirement annuities also have to comply with some regulations of the Pension Funds Act. But in turbulent times this factor is often a blessing in disguise.

Retirement Guide: Part 4

2016-11-23 11:37

In Part 4 of our retirement series, we take a closer look at tax implications when it comes to your contributions and retirement lump sum.

PIC to answer pension investment queries

2016-11-13 05:59

A monitoring group is waiting to see if the corporation can provide answers about some of its unlisted investments, such as in Independent Media and the new African Bank.

UK pension deficits surged by £100bn in August

2016-09-01 13:09

UK pension deficits have surged by £100bn in August, as the gap between company set-asides and their obligations to retirees ballooned by more than 16% in a month.

Brexit could wipe billions off UK pensions

2016-05-27 10:19

A decision by Britain to leave the European Union could leave pensioners as much as £300bn worse off, the Treasury warned.

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