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ARTICLES RELATING TO PENSION

Solidarity to announce details on Molefe probe

2017-11-22 06:00

Trade Union Solidarity plans to announce the next steps it will take in its strategy to challenge former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s pension payout.

Young man (23) who married his great aunt (91) is now fighting for her pension

2017-11-02 15:50

A 23-year-old man wedded his 91-year-old great aunt and is now fighting for the right to her pension following her death.

Unions worry about R16bn BEE investment

2017-10-29 14:30

About R16bn of public sector workers' pension funds may have already been handed over to politically motivated investments under the guise of promoting black economic empowerment.

Planning for retirement during different life phases

2017-10-11 07:35

It’s important to start saving for retirement as early as possible. What should you focus on during your 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond?

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.

 

The top 10 mistakes that retirees make

2017-11-09 10:14

From helping out adult children with financial problems to overspending on home renovations, here are the money traps retirees should avoid.

GEPF looking to increase offshore exposure

2017-11-01 10:26

The Government Employee Pension Fund, which is highly exposed to domestic markets closely tied to the economy, is consulting on increasing its offshore exposure, says the GEPF's Abel Sithole.

Brian Molefe’s young wife boosted his pension payout

2017-10-20 12:38

Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe's marriage to Arethur Moagi in December 2016 boosted his pension payout, according to the CEO of the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund.

Planning for retirement during different life phases

2017-10-11 07:34

It’s important to start saving for retirement as early as possible. What should you focus on during your 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond?

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.

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