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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

Fund employs financial literacy as an instrument of transformation

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

Important for members to be accountable for their own retirement

Your employee pension is often inadequate for your retirement needs

Retirement fund a reliable constant in members’ lives

Governance is good because the trustees worked in the industry, are fund members and undergo training during the year

Sustainable transport key to sustainable development

Transport is essential to economic growth and affects people's daily lives, but it also drives climate change and is the cause of too many deaths

Focussed on benefitting members

Profits from the fund's activities are reinvested to benefit members

Truckers UNiTE against human trafficking

Truck drivers are the eyes of the campaign, which combats horrific crime

The future must change for women

Women are paid less than men, so their pensions are smaller

Call to join quest for financial freedom and security

Retirement industry stakeholders can improve both the country's retirement and socioeconomic conditions

Changing societies

The judges commended Professor Soodursun Jugessur for his efforts in promoting the use of science and technology in Africa.

Grande dame of equity

Drivers of Change judges ­commended Dr Athalia Molokomme for her work in promoting gender equity.

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Gender-Based Violence

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Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

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Touching lives through innovation

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Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story