ARTICLES RELATING TO PENSION

Prescribed assets are an apartheid-era policy that's blatant theft of pensions - MPs

2019-09-10 20:06

Members of the National Assembly on Tuesday debated government's proposal to investigate prescribed assets as an option to drive development in the country.

Pensioners oppose prescribed assets plan

2019-08-25 17:24

South Africa's intentions to tap state workers' pension funds to revive a struggling economy would be strongly opposed, the Sunday Times reports, citing a major trade group on pensions.

Prescribed assets: What government could do with your retirement savings

2019-08-20 11:48

The last time South Africa had prescribed assets, the apartheid regime forced retirement funds to invest half of all savings in government bonds.

Solidarity to announce legal action against former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe

2019-08-12 09:26

The power utility's former head last week lost a Constitutional Court appeal over a multi million-rand pension payout.

Structuring your investments in the run-up to retirement

2019-07-09 14:23

PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw offers three important tips that you can use in the five years before you approach retirement. And they could save you from a lot of sleepless nights.

You'll face two choices at retirement - here's how to sift through your options

2019-05-04 11:30

What you end up doing with your retirement nest egg is one of the most critical financial decisions of your life, as your choice you make will determine your lifestyle for the next 25 to 30 years, says Coronation Investment Specialist Christo Lineveldt.

Rethinking retirement

2019-02-28 08:40

Generally, we work so that we can have enough money for retirement. But what if you actually started living more simply so that you could afford to retire earlier, and more easily?

Busting a myth on retirement annuities

2019-02-07 11:15

If you are of the belief that you don’t need to make the most of the tax benefits associated with your retirement annuity before retirement, think again. PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw explains why.

Public servants cash out pension then return to work, report finds

2018-07-12 07:43

A report by the public service commission has observed a "lack of control" of resignations by public servants to cash out their pensions.

Molefe loses court bid to appeal pay back pension ruling

2018-04-17 10:17

The North Gauteng High Court has dismissed an application by former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe for leave to appeal a ruling that he pay back the part of his pension payout he already received.

 

South Africans could be eating into their pensions too fast - economist

2019-08-31 10:39

Data reflected in the latest BankservAfrica Private Pension Index could be indicating that South Africans getting private pensions are using up the funds faster than they should.

Nest egg raid or tool for development? Your guide to prescribed assets

2019-08-24 11:13

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for a "broad and wholesome" discussion around prescribed assets, which could oblige retirement funds to invest in state-owned enterprises. Here's what you need to know.

Sports psychology for investors

2019-08-19 12:09

By comparing winning on the sports field to the notion of ‘winning’ in the investment world, PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw identifies some key elements that lead to success (or failure) when the stakes are high.

It’s never too late to save for retirement

2019-08-06 16:49

We need to throw out outdated views about retirement, writes investment expert Simon Brown. Starting with the idea that you can be too late in building wealth and financial independence.

How to achieve a comfortable retirement

2019-07-03 11:40

Ensuring that you will have enough money to withdraw at retirement is not easy, but finding the right asset allocation to suit your needs and ultimately make your money go further, is a good start.

Ferial Haffajee: Election 2019 - Keep an eye on your pensions

2019-04-25 12:46

It's been whispered that prescribed asset legislation is unlikely, but we should not be so easily soothed, says Ferial Haffajee.

You can invest in direct shares within you RA

2019-02-22 10:41

PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw explains how you can structure your RA in such a way that you can invest in direct shares – and what the advantages are.

Why pensioners are increasingly important to SA's economy

2019-01-26 10:31

Pensioners are becoming increasingly important in the South African economy, says Mike Schüssler, chief economist at Economists.co.za.

Brian Molefe petitions Supreme Court over pension payout

2018-05-16 11:18

Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has petitioned the Supreme Court to appeal against the high court decision which ruled that he must pay back part of the R30m pension he receive from the firm.

Court to hear Molefe's application for leave to appeal pension ruling

2018-04-17 08:19

The North Gauteng High Court is set to hear an application by former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to appeal a judgment that ordered him to pay back part of the pension he received from the power utility

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