SOUTH AFRICA -The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has processed 5,000 applications for pensions from men aged between 63 and 64 since the new Social Assistance Amendment Act came into effect on 14 July.
Previously, men only qualified for pensions at the age of 65, but it has been opened up to those aged 63 and 64 from this year. Those aged 62 and 61 years will be eligible in 2009, and then by 2010, men...
SOUTH AFRICA - Asset management firm Franklin Templeton Investments has named Jo-Anne Bailey as director of its African division.
Last month I attended the Principal Officers Association Winter Conference in Johannesburg. The conference touched on many subjects: trustee education, transition management, etc. But the subject that seemed to ruffle feathers the most was incorporating...
Industry officials largely welcome the update to regulations over investment practices but the move to comply comes with some challenges, as Christine Senior reports
Raquel Pichardo-Allison reports on the environmental, social and governance factors affecting South African pension funds
Coverage from the POA Winter Conference in Johannesburg