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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: Friday, 10 August 2018

LOCAL NEWS - Survey highlights women’s retirement insecurities - You won’t retire financially secure if you don’t preserve - Can pension fund money do more? Tax implications of working overseas - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Forecast pensions surplus brings payout hope for thousands of retirees - Pension firms profit from slowdown in life expectancy growth - End of pension fund tax break looms over Treasury market

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IRFA DISPATCH: Tuesday, 7 August 2018

LOCAL NEWS - TCF proves to be the pension industry’s bugbear - Women: How to take control of your financial destiny - Liberty trying to trace members of funds closed in error Is consolidation treating customers fairly? - Government pension fund has R1.6bn in unclaimed benefits - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Pension ‘dippers’ face tax relief shock Forecast pensions surplus brings payout hope for thousands of retirees

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IRFA DISPATCH: Tuesday, 17 July 2018

LOCAL NEWS - Pension fund defaults should not detract from individual retirement planning for members Why your retirement dreams are crashing around you - Sable Offshore Living Annuity frees up captured retirement pots -INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Government’s pension proposal would hit the ‘squeezed middle’ Pensions dashboard could be scrapped - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - Save yourself a better future

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IRFA DISPATCH: Friday, 13 July 2018

LOCAL NEWS - South Africans are saving, but not for education and retirement – research - Public servants cash out pension then return to work, report finds - Why optimism about South Africa is not enough to kick-start a strong savings culture - The Ultimate Guide to Retirement in SA now available nationally Saving is only getting harder in SA – economist - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Self-employed are the pension world’s great unsolved dilemma - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - SA may go into technical recession - Mike Schüssler - Key shift in thinking and behaviour needed to ensure South Africans secure their financial futures

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