Zimbabwe pension payouts delayed due to forex shortage

2019-06-14 09:05

The provider of a common payment platform used by banks to pay out pensions is demanding to be paid in foreign currency.

GRAPH: This is how 'bracket creep' ate into take home pay - economist

2019-02-28 19:56

Take home pay would have increased a lot more in real terms if it was not for so-called "bracket creep" due to taxation, economist Mike Schüssler tells Fin24.

Uptick in take-home pay thanks to public servant backpay

2018-08-29 21:03

Real take-home pay increased between June and July, according to the latest BankservAfrica Take-home Pay Index.

Take-home pay beats inflation, with help from the taxman

2018-05-24 12:03

South Africans' take-home pay has increased above inflation, while privately banked pensions increased by 5%, according to the BankservAfrica Take-Home Pay Index.

The VAT increase and your pension savings

2018-04-12 06:15

Consumers who reduce their savings by as little as R100 per month due to the impact of the 1 percentage point VAT increase, are effectively robbing themselves, says an expert.

SA consumers gradually on the recovery path - salary index

2017-12-01 11:25

Disposable salaries have beaten inflation since March, a sign that SA consumers are slowly recovering, shows the latest BankservAfrica Disposable Salary Index.

Real disposable salaries still lower than 2 years ago

2017-09-28 20:45

Average real disposable salaries in SA remain below their previous high in October 2015, according to the latest BankservAfrica Disposable Salaries Index.

Why South Africans feel poorer than they really are

2017-08-24 07:00

The average disposable salary is still below the average take-home pay levels of the end of 2015 and beginning of 2016, according to a BankservAfrica index.

Inflation eating into SA's disposable salaries

2016-11-24 19:07

Real disposable salaries have declined for the fifth month in a row, according to the BankservAfrica Disposable Salary Index for October.

Reality: salaries down -0.4% so far this year

2016-09-28 20:03

For the first eight months this year real take-home salaries in South Africa have declined by -0.4%, shows the latest BankservAfrica Disposable Salary Index.


Government pension fund should invest more in unlisted assets, says head

2019-04-25 17:04

The Government Employee Pension Fund currently has R50.6bn invested in unlisted domestic equities, compared to R970bn in listed equities.

Public sector hikes lead to large increase in average take-home pay

2018-09-26 11:53

Average SA take-home salaries increased by 4.7% in real terms in August on a year-on-year basis.

World Bank: Contributory pension fund could help SA's poor

2018-08-14 19:17

The World Bank has proposed a contributory pension fund, as a way to redistribute wealth and help SA's poor acquire financial assets.

Private pensions index shows increased need for govt assistance

2018-04-18 13:49

While the number of private pensioners in SA grows, the total pensionable population is growing faster, according to economist Mike Schüssler.

Inside Labour: Pensions - the trigger for worker action

2018-02-16 06:00

There are demands for transparency amid evidence that the PIC may have invested billions of rand of workers’ money into assets that may have had a political motive, says Terry Bell.

PIC looting concerns raise red flags for proposed state pension fund

2017-10-11 06:01

Concerns that politicians view the Public Investment Corporation as a cash cow will loom large over discussions to establish an overarching pension fund for South Africa.

Retired investors face a dilemma

2017-09-24 19:00

Retired investors commonly face the dilemma of either maintaining a certain lifestyle or adjusting it in order to preserve their savings.

Disposable salaries, pensions bounce back strongly

2017-04-25 17:05

In March real take-home pay increased above the rate of inflation for the first time in 10 months, shows to the latest BankservAfrica Disposable Salary Index.

Disposable salaries unlikely to beat inflation in 2016

2016-10-27 19:38

Salaries in South Africa have declined over a long period of time for the first time since the start of the monthly BankservAfrica Disposable Salary Index.

World's biggest pension fund loses $52bn

2016-08-26 15:25

The world’s biggest pension fund has posted a $52bn loss last quarter as stocks tumbled and the yen surged, wiping out investment gains.

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