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No pension bias in polygamous marriages

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 14 March 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Pension Law
The surviving widow in a polygamous marriage has claimed the Government Employees Pension Fund discriminated against women in such marriages, after it refused to pay her the full pension benefit as she is now the only remaining spouse.

Ruling on backdated pension fund changes overturned

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 03 August 2023
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Litigation #Pension Law
The Constitutional Court yesterday ruled that all pension funds cannot simply backdate changes to their rules – however important – without first registering the change with the authorities, overturning a previous decision by the SCA.

Mass withdrawals expected with two-pot pension

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 20 June 2023
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Pension Law
Old Mutual expects one million of its clients to withdraw up to R25 000 each from their pension savings when the new two-pot retirement system comes into effect next year, reports Fin24.

Concerns over proposed two-pot retirement system

By Daily News Published on Friday, 17 March 2023
Tags: #Pension Law #Tax Law
SA will be the first country to pilot the two-pot retirement system, reports The Citizen. But when exactly this will happen is a mystery to everyone outside of government.

FSCA launches probe into retirement fund

By Daily News Published on Friday, 15 July 2022
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Pension Law
The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has conducted a search and seizure operation at the property of financial services company, Akani Retirement Fund Administrators.

Molefe must pay Eskom's pension fund R10m

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 07 July 2022
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Litigation #Pension Law
Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has been directed to pay back just under R10m, plus interest, to the power utility's pension fund.

Move to overturn PP’s special pension report

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 21 June 2022
Tags: #Litigation #Pension Law
The Ministry of Finance and National Treasury will be seeking to set aside Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s report on the termination of anti-apartheid activist Mzunani Sonto’s Special Pension in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) on 28 June.

Pension funds option for Eskom debt still on table

By Daily News Published on Monday, 13 June 2022
Tags: #Pension Law
President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is still pursuing a controversial plan which will see government pension funds used to reduce Eskom’s debt, reports Fin24.

Three cases give pensions funds a lift

By Daily News Published on Monday, 16 November 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Pension Law
A recent watershed ruling by the SCA represents a positive upshot for pension funds and could see members benefiting from billions of rands in unclaimed funds, according to a Moneyweb report.

Fund ordered to pay child after paternity dispute

By Daily News Published on Friday, 25 September 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Pension Law
After nearly five years of fighting a provident fund over paternity tests, an unemployed mother will now receive more than R300,000 for her minor child.

Post Office can stall retirement contributions – ruling

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Pension Law
The Post Office retirement fund has failed in its court bid to force the SA Post Office (Sapo) to continue making contributions to the fund despite the tough financial situation the postal agency finds itself in due to Covid-19.

Transnet pensioners finally get settlement order

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 23 June 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Pension Law
After nine years of litigation, the class action brought by impoverished pensioners of the Transnet Second Defined Benefit fund has finally produced a court order confirming a settlement.

Crucial Eskom pensions case in court tomorrow

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Tags: #Litigation #Pension Law
The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund has launched legal proceedings against its former administrator, ASP Global, in an effort to force its former manager to provide the fund with its own data, putting paid to suggestions that the changeover to a new administrator is on track, according to a Daily Maverick report.

How corporations benefited at pensioners' expense

By Daily News Published on Monday, 11 November 2019
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Ethics #Pension Law
The R42bn in unpaid benefits owed to more than four million South African pensioners is ‘a fundamental failure’ of public interest by state regulators and pension fund administrators, a year-long investigation by Open Secrets has concluded, according to a Daily Maverick report.

Transnet pensioners await approval of settlement

By Daily News Published on Monday, 24 June 2019
Tags: #Litigation #Pension Law
Trustees of the Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund, which is locked in an R100bn class action against state-owned logistics company, have in principle agreed to a settlement offer, Beeld reports.

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