ARTICLES RELATING TO PENSION

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.

Independent financial advice is critical for employees

2016-05-12 11:12

The confusion over the upcoming reform of retirement fund regulations clearly shows that there is a critical need for financial education and advice.

Allan Greenblo: Silence of the Pension Funds – Need power of collective

2016-04-17 11:09

Given the scale of the post-Nene disaster, pension funds should have been immediately in the forefront of protest

Nupsaw plans strike over new Tax laws

2016-02-09 19:30

The National Union of Public Service & Allied Workers has given notice to embark on strike action against new Tax laws to be implemented on 1 March 2016.

 

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

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We were kicked out like dogs, says rail pensioner

Elders from the Eastern Cape have been sitting tight in a Cape Town church for over a month. They are waiting for government to help them obtain pension funds.

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Solidarity takes GEPF to court over fund calculations

2016-05-11 13:25

Union Solidarity has served court papers on the Government Employees Pension Fund for unlawful changes to the way employees' preservation fund payouts are calculated.

Kantor: A revolutionary economic lifesaver – eliminate corporate tax

2016-03-31 07:59

Eliminating corporate income tax and replacing it with a mixture of additional payroll and wealth taxes would boost employment and the GDP growth rate, says an economist.

INFOGRAPHIC: 20 facts to de-mystify tax laws

2016-02-05 07:47

Several sectors, notably unionised labour, have come out strongly against the new Taxation Laws Amendment Act, yet many of the changes need to be de-mystified.

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