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Time is of the essence: The pitfalls of sequence risk

2017-08-30 11:49

Here are four ways you can ride out the ups and downs of the market during retirement.

Thou shalt invest as prescribed

2017-08-07 15:37

The ANC is considering forcing all fund mangers in the country to invest in prescribed assets i.e. government-approved instruments. How would this affect those with pension funds?

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.

 

Six steps to reaching your retirement destination

2017-08-17 11:11

The journey to retirement will come with its share of sacrifices. PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw shares six steps that will make it all worth it once you reach your destination.

Call for corruption probe 23 years after 280 Midrand workers axed

2017-08-07 10:59

A "scathing" memorandum recommends an investigation into “the probable misappropriation” of pension fund money owing to 280 Midrand municipality workers who were fired 23 years ago.

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.

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