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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, 15 December 2017

LOCAL NEWS - What the amendments to the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill mean - Is your nest egg JustEnough to afford a nest in a retirement village? - Complex pension trends are leaving retirees cash-strapped - Gigaba to assess damages to pension funds caused by Steinhoff saga - Change from spender to saver for peace of mind at retirement - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Vanguard launches retirement funds for the young - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - Sars: Tough economic times undercut tax returns - Global growth set to continue in 2018

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IRFA DISPATCH: Tuesday, 05 December 2017

LOCAL NEWS - Retirement savings vulnerable to tax increases - The (not so bright) future of retirement for South Africans calls for more savings - Lessons from retirees who got it right - How have balanced passive funds been performing? - Re-engineering retirement plans for better outcomes - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Steelworkers lured into transferring millions out of pension funds - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Slower growth likely

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IRFA Dispatch - Wednesday 29 November 2017

LOCAL NEWS - Retirement funds scorecard left out of Financial Sector Code - Let’s be frank about retirement - Your guide to saving for retirement - Can you rely on your home to fund your retirement? INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Millennials will have similar pensions to baby boomers, says report - OUT OF INTEREST NEWS - Too many plans, little implementation harming SA’s economy Why bother saving?

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IRFA DISPATCH: Thursday, 23 November 2017

LOCAL NEWS - ‘Crisis of unsustainable retirement income visible within next decade’ - A retirement rule of thumb is not for everyone - How to retire comfortably - PFA orders fund to relook its decision Choose your own retirement adventure - Tax deductions attract investors to new Fairtree Capital Hospitality Fund - INTERNATIONAL NEWS - State pension changes have forced those born in 1950s into financial hardship

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