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Dash camera in car installed on the window

Should dash cams play a bigger role in the short-term insurance industry?

Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi released road death statistics showing a 51% increase in fatalities during the 2017 Easter period – raising concern for safe driving on the roads. The role of dash cams (or car dashboard cameras) in helping motorists with responsible driving has been much debated around the world. Social media is littered with […]

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Accommodation options for retirees

Shortage of retirement accommodation in South Africa

There’s an added element of retirement planning that perhaps does not receive the attention it should.  It relates to the choices about the roof over one’s head when one becomes a senior citizen. (more…)

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Five money mistakes retirees must avoid

Retirement planning is an ongoing process; in fact once retirement starts it becomes all the more important to make wise investment decisions. (more…)

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Just advises on retirement strategies

Three retirement strategies amidst market turmoil

A few weeks have passed since the political drama that unfolded which caused South Africa’s sovereign risk downgrades to junk status by key ratings agencies, S&P and Fitch. It is clear that tough economic times lie ahead, says Deane Moore, CEO of Just – so what retirement strategies should South Africans consider to navigate their finances […]

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Retirement savings

Lowering charges and improving market conduct for retirement funds

In line with the 2016 MTBPS announcement, National Treasury has published a second draft of the retirement funds default regulations, made in terms of section 36 of the Pension Funds Act (No. 24 of 1956), for further and final public comment. (more…)

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How much do you really need to retire?

When you’re young and carefree, it’s easy to forget that you will age, and your retirement lifestyle will depend on how much money you have saved while you had the opportunity to do so. (more…)

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Sonja Kellen, Director of Global Retirement Benefits at Microsoft in the US

Innovative solutions for a modern pension plan: How Microsoft does it

In many ways, the US shares similar issues to those of South Africa, and a low personal savings rate is one of them. Addressing the issue at the Sanlam Investments Institutional Insights conference in Johannesburg this month, was Sonja Kellen, a leader in Microsoft’s drive to boost the number of contributors to the company’s pension […]

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FSB commends retirement fund trustees

The Financial Services Board (FSB) has commended the efforts of the South African Retirement Funds Industry in ensuring that fund trustees are better equipped to discharge their responsibilities. (more…)

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