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2 days ago
There are ways to avoid paying dividends tax
There are ways to avoid paying dividends tax
Personal finance

The best way to duck dividends tax is by contributing to your retirement fund.

2 days ago
Possible delay in compulsory pensions for provident fund members
Possible delay in compulsory pensions for provident fund members
Personal finance

Members of provident funds may enjoy another year of tax deductions for contributions to their funds without being forced ...

10 days ago
New pension product has ‘best of investing and an income for life’
New pension product has ‘best of investing and an income for life’
Personal finance

Retirees who take out a Sygnia living annuity will soon be able to choose a fund that guarantees an income for life while ...

16 days ago
Maximise your tax benefits before Feb 28
Maximise your tax benefits before Feb 28
Personal finance

You have until the end of the month to take full advantage of annual benefits and concessions afforded you by the taxman.

17 days ago
Know the differences between the two types of RA
Know the differences between the two types of RA
Personal finance

If you are looking at a retirement annuity in which to top up your retirement fund contributions, there are two types you can choose from.

17 days ago
Long-term unemployment results in low pensions
Long-term unemployment results in low pensions
Personal finance

Two-thirds of women and 40 percent of men work for less than 20 years of their lives, research by the Helen Suzman Foundation estimates.

17 days ago
‘Black tax perpetuates cycle of poverty’
‘Black tax perpetuates cycle of poverty’
Personal finance

Spending a significant amount of your salary on looking after your extended family affects your ability to save for your future.

24 days ago
Prioritise saving for your retirement over education
Prioritise saving for your retirement over education
Personal finance

If you must choose between saving for retirement and saving for your child's education, do the former, advises a financial planner

24 days ago
What Millennials must stash away to retire on
What Millennials must stash away to retire on
Personal finance

The end sum may seem unattainable, but if you start young, the monthly amount is not too onerous.

24 days ago
Industry forces Treasury 'to back down’ on retirement proposals
Industry forces Treasury 'to back down’ on retirement proposals
Personal finance

An asset manager says retirement fund members will be the losers if Treasury “bows to pressure” over its proposed regulations.

52 days ago
Seven money musts for 2017
Seven money musts for 2017
Spending Wisely

If your finances were fragile in 2016, now is a good time to start making them more robust.

19 December 2016, 12:23pm
Adjudicator slams pension funds for delaying payments
Adjudicator slams pension funds for delaying payments

Adjudicator censures two retirement funds for unreasonably delaying or withholding payments to members or beneficiaries

19 December 2016, 12:18pm
If no dependants, death benefit goes to nominees
If no dependants, death benefit goes to nominees

Provident fund ordered to redirect a death benefit to a deceased member's two nominees after it paid it into his estate

10 December 2016, 07:15am
Treasury relaxes its proposals on default pensions
Treasury relaxes its proposals on default pensions
Business Report

Your retirement fund is likely to be compelled to offer you a default pension or annuity at retirement.

30 November 2016, 09:30am
How severance packages are taxed
How severance packages are taxed

Retrenchment is doubly painful if you receive a meagre payout and have to supplement your income from your retirement savings.