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.

The pros and cons of the new retirement laws

2016-02-04 10:30

What do the new retirement laws mean for your finances? Is it all bad news, or are there some benefits? Experts share their views.

Matthew Lester usually pro-choice. But on Provident Funds, pro-preservation.

2016-01-15 07:31

Tax expert Matthew Lester is pro-preservation about new tax incentives signed by President Jacob Zuma, saying it’s in the best interest of pensioners.

WATCH: Skydiving granny still paying tax at 100

2015-07-01 14:58

The 100-year-old granny who went skydiving on her birthday this year has now added another crazy stunt to her bucket list: she paid her tax on the first day of tax filing season.

Insistence on pension cuts would worsen crisis: Tsipras

2015-06-18 09:00

The 'blind insistence' on cutting Greek pensions will only worsen the country's already dire financial crisis, says Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Pension Funds Adjudicator slams provident fund

2015-06-10 15:15

The Pension Funds Adjudicator has lashed out at a provident fund for causing ‘disharmony in the industry’.

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.

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.

Five questions to ask about your pension fund

2016-02-03 15:38

Members of all pension funds need to inform themselves and take the right decisions early on, says Alex Funk, head of asset consulting at GCI.

Retirement reforms explained

2015-12-03 12:20

National Treasury plans to get South Africans to save enough for retirement, which will lead to more changes to pension and provident funds in March 2016.

Public sector delays impact salary growth

2015-06-24 12:08

Disposable salary increases have been disappointing due to the drawn-out bargaining process in the public sector, reflects a salary index.

Many elderly Greeks broke despite costly pensions

2015-06-17 14:19

The plight of pensioners strikes at the heart of why Greece debt talks have failed, with many people broke despite pensions consuming a huge proportion of state spend.

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.

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