ARTICLES RELATING TO RETIREMENT

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.

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.

New tax laws open doors

2016-02-03 09:30

The new South African tax legislation has left many locals concerned. Has the outcry been a storm in a teacup? Schalk Louw, portfolio manager at PSG, weighs in.

New rules for retirement benefits

2016-02-01 17:26

From March 1 2016 a restriction applicable to both pension fund and retirement annuity fund members will also become applicable to provident fund members.

Why the new retirement laws are good for you

2016-01-29 06:15

What do these new retirement laws really mean and are they necessarily bad news? finweek explains the impact on your savings.

Cosatu planning to 'crush' new tax laws

2016-01-21 21:30

Cosatu has called on its members and workers in general to join in its efforts to “crush” new tax law amendments signed into law by President Jacob Zuma.

More unions blast new tax, retirement changes

2016-01-17 15:59

More unions have joined Cosatu in expressing displeasure with - and possible strike action against - tax amendments signed into law by President Jacob Zuma.

Govt explains how new tax updates impact retirement savings

2016-01-14 14:46

The presidency answers questions about new tax law updates which impact retirement savings.

Gordhan moves to calm workers over new pension laws

2016-01-14 12:38

Controversial new pension laws only apply to money saved from 1 April this year, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Govt pension fund shows steady growth

2015-12-24 15:09

The Government Employees Pension Fund has released its annual report, which, according to the principal executive, reflects a sustainable investment strategy.

 

Matthew Lester: Going offshore vs RA? Don’t underestimate tax deductions.

2016-02-04 15:51

Matthew Lester applies his mind to a debate normally inspired by an ex-Zimbabwean, should I invest in a local retirement annuity or go offshore?

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.

Reforms could increase interest in tax free savings

2016-02-01 17:53

An expert expects tax law changes to lead to an upsurge of interest in retirement annuities, pension funds, provident funds and tax free savings accounts.

Pensioners, members untouched by new tax regulations - GEPF

2016-01-29 18:00

The Government Employees Pension Fund has assured its members and pensioners that the new Taxation Laws Amendment Act will not affect their pensions or benefits.

SA middle class not losing out on pensions - index

2016-01-27 13:01

Dispelling some myths about the SA middle class losing out, the pensions of median persons fared much better than the average in 2015, according to an index.

Matthew Lester ponders retirement: RA tax benefits vs offshore exposure?

2016-01-21 07:12

Should you take advantage of retirement fund tax benefits as submission dates draw near, or pass these off and invest offshore? Matthew Lester ponders the conundrum.

Matthew Lester: Do I even want a retirement fund?

2016-01-17 11:55

For years advisers have said you can't beat provident funds, but with new legislation about to kick in it’s time to re-evaluate that golden rule, says a tax expert.

Govt not taking over people's pensions - presidency

2016-01-14 13:24

Contrary to "false rumours", government has no intention of taking over the hard-earned pension money of workers, says the presidency.

Junk status looms - what to do with your retirement funds

2016-01-11 15:00

Recent downgrades in South Africa’s sovereign credit rating led to many investors feeling anxious about their savings. Here are some pointers on safeguarding your portfolio.

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.

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