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The Institute of Retirement Funds (IRF) is a non political body which represents and promotes the interests of the retirement industry in Southern Africa, to the ultimate benefit of the members of retirement funds. The most important function of the IRF is to represent the retirement industry in negotiations with government authorities and the Financial Services Board (FSB), which would include commenting on legislation and tax matters affecting retirement funds/pensioners etc. The IRF therefore depends on total support from all parties concerned with the retirement benefit provision industry.

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IRFA DISPATCH: Thursday, 22 February 2018

LOCAL NEWS - Budget shows willingness to take difficult decisions - RAs still a ‘tax neutraliser’ despite - Budget – Standard Bank - VAT hike biggest shock in budget - Tax-free saving: everything you need to know Batseta encourages trustees to participate in vital infrastructure development - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - UK's pensions regulator ignored trustee requests on Carillion - MPs Plan your strategy for a comfortable retirement

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IRFA DISPATCH: Friday, 16 February 2018

LOCAL NEWS - Default annuities – are trustees setting up their members for failure? - Strategies you need to know for drawing an income in retirement years - So, you think passive investing can’t work in SA? Labour Wrap: Pensions - a trigger for militancy - Budget 2018: 5 tax questions to watch How does your advisor pick funds? - Want to enjoy your golden years? Here’s how - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Hedge-Fund Mediocrity Is the Best Magic Trick - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - ‘SA has to grow at least 2.7% to appease ratings agencies’

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IRFA DISPATCH: Tuesday, 06 February 2018

LOCAL NEWS - Advise your clients to top up their RA and provide a reason to smile this tax season - Concern and confusion around new hybrid social grant system - Mix of savings 'a better way to save for retirement' - Pay less tax when you retire, with careful planning - Financial emigration: Should I withdraw my retirement savings? - Would withdrawing my retirement lump sum save tax? - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - 70 pension funds deregistered - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - How to save all-year long - The rocketing rand SA at risk of economic downgrade as Day Zero fast approaches

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IRFA DISPATCH: Tuesday, 30 January 2018

LOCAL NEWS - Advise your clients to top up their RA and provide a reason to smile this tax season - Concern and confusion around new hybrid social grant system - Mix of savings 'a better way to save for retirement' - Pay less tax when you retire, with careful planning - Financial emigration: Should I withdraw my retirement savings? - Would withdrawing my retirement lump sum save tax? - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - 70 pension funds deregistered - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - How to save all-year long - The rocketing rand SA at risk of economic downgrade as Day Zero fast approaches

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