OPINION: The implications of prescribed assets in South Africa

2019-11-13 14:56

The ANC stated in its election manifesto that it would expressly stated in its election investigate prescribed assets to 'unlock resources for investments in social and economic development'.

Prescribed assets: debate far from over

2019-10-03 11:16

Although there is a need to step up investment into South Africa’s poor infrastructure, fear that this will be achieved through the imposition of prescribed assets may be misplaced, writes finweek contributor Mariam Isa.

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.

Cosatu 'in principle' open to prescribed assets, but warns against looting

2019-08-23 14:20

While opposition party the DA has argued unions should oppose prescribed assets in order to protect their members' interests, trade union federation Cosatu says it "in principle" supports investment being required to invest part their funds in government bonds.

No straight answer from Ramaphosa on prescribed assets

2019-08-22 15:41

President Cyril Ramaphosa has not said outright whether he supports the prescription of assets - but has said government will pursue policies in the interests of South Africans, and pension fund holders.

Prescribed asset requirements and what it could mean for your hard-earned pension fund

2019-08-14 15:18

The total value of pension funds in SA is over R4 trillion and a new government policy around prescribed assets could unlock this pot of gold for the government to use for investments.

Prescribed assets - 5 questions answered

2019-01-26 11:40

Kirk Swart answers some burning questions on prescribed investments for pension funds.


Mboweni: Treasury not 'actively' considering prescribed assets

2019-11-05 18:57

In its 2019 election manifesto the ANC said it would investigate the prescribed assets.

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.

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.

Cyril Ramaphosa says unions support prescribed assets – here’s what that could mean for your retirement savings

2019-08-23 11:43

Less than a week after the ANC’s economic policy head Enoch Godongwana said the ANC is investigating the use of prescribed assets for pension funds, Ramaphosa told Parliament SA needs a national conversation about the policy.

Don't make rash investment decisions based on policy panic, warns asset manager

2019-08-22 07:44

People should avoid making decisions based on individual policy elements in South Africa, resulting in rash changes to their investment portfolios, according to Herman Van Papendorp, head of investment research and asset allocation at Momentum Investments.

Prescribed assets would have 'very real negative impact' on economy - Helen Suzman Foundation

2019-07-02 13:23

The ANC, in its 2019 Election Manifesto, stated that the party would "investigate the introduction of prescribed assets on financial institutions’ funds to unlock resources for investments in social and economic development".

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