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'

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

Programme aims to improve performance

Best Practice Industry Awards celebrate fund performance excellence

Press Releases

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

Sizwe Nxasana talks about the macro-economic impact our country will suffer if the accountancy profession fails to transform its pipeline in the pandemic

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