Alf James

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New regulations a step in the right direction

Employers are now obliged to help their employees make the best possible financial decisions upon retirement

Benefits counselling model employs FinTech for an effective solution

This addresses the uncertainty in the industry with regards to how benefit counselling will be provided

Retirement journey becoming less complex

The default regulations provide more safety and control for retirement fund members

Default regulations will simplify investment options

'Independent financial advice is still important'

Programme aims to improve performance

Best Practice Industry Awards celebrate fund performance excellence

Best practices abound in transport sector

The Transport Sector Retirement Fund uses cellphone technology to regularly engage, inform and educate its members

Fund employs financial literacy as an instrument of transformation

The NJMPF facilitates educational sessions at road shows, workshops and indabas

Default regulations aim to improve retirement outcomes

Adequate information and guidance will be provided to members to assist them to make sound retirement decisions

Important for members to be accountable for their own retirement

Your employee pension is often inadequate for your retirement needs

Awards stimulate knowledge transfer

The benefit to a fund in receiving a BPIA award is the increase in reputational index to its members

Awards reflect industry best practices on an international scale

'Recognising excellent rewards hard work and sets the standard for others'

Offshore investments should be approached with great responsibility

This type of investing necessitates deep resources, specialist skills and experience

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Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

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Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

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