Racial edicts in the form of the current empowerment regime have been presented as a non-negotiable by President Ramaphosa, writes Terence Corrigan.
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The last time South Africa had prescribed assets, the apartheid regime forced retirement funds to invest half of all savings in government bonds.
Pension funds in South Africa have a legal obligation to account for the financial effects of climate change on their investments, according to two groups lobbying money managers to pay closer attention to the issue.
The ANC elections manifesto itself says the party will investigate the introduction of prescribed assets on financial institutions’ funds.
The Public Servants Association is calling for the appointment of a new Public Investment Corporation board, saying it should include labour representatives.
A retired school principal who realised that her pension will not be enough to support her, has apparently caused a shutdown at a school.
It will be difficult to capture the Public Investment Corporation as it has mandates with its clients that prescribe how their funds are managed, says its CEO Dan Matjila.
The board of the Government Employees Pension Fund needs to be vigilant as there appears to be a temptation to view it as a source of funding for the fiscus, the fund’s chairperson Renosi Mokate has told Parliament.
The Public Investment Corporation, which manages government employees' pension money, says it will still consider investing in ailing national carrier SAA.
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has assured trade unions and the country at large that the government has no intention of raiding civil service pension funds to keep SAA airborne.
Africa’s biggest fund manager may be dumped by a labour federation representing 230 000 state workers because it’s concerned that member funds may be used to bail out mismanaged state-owned firms.
The ANC should work towards reforms that will avoid seeing the introduction of asset prescription or seeking money from the International Monetary Fund, urged the DA.
Kirk Swart answers some burning questions on prescribed investments for pension funds.
An investigation into the conduct of Public Investment Corporation head Daniel Matjila has started with letters sent to staff seeking information, Business Day newspaper reported.
The Public Servants Association has filed a court application in a bid to force the release of information relating to the PIC board and the R5bn bridging loan granted to Eskom in February.
Liberty Group, the financial services group responsible for most of a controversial mass cancellation of “orphan” pension and provident funds, is asking for 90 of them to be reinstated.
Yunus Carrim, the chairperson of Parliament's oversight committee on finance, also questioned why Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba earlier this month ordered an audit of the Public Investment Corporation.
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has called on retirement funds to obey the strict rules laid down by the pension funds regulator.
The Financial Services Board has clarified its position in terms of oversight of the Transnet Employees’ Pension Fund.
The EFF has added its voice to that of other bodies to call for vigilance in preventing workers' pension funds managed by the PIC from being used to bail out struggling SOEs.
Your golden years are supposed to be a happy eventuality, but they could be dark if you fail to save for them, warns Old Mutual Personal Finance advice manager Priya Naicker.
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