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Pension Funds Adjudicator asks for registrar intervention
Pension Funds Adjudicator asks for registrar intervention

Muvhango Lukhaimane, the Pension Funds Adjudicator, has ruled that - in the light of the number of complaints received relating to the transfer of fund benefits - the Registrar of Pension Funds will be requested to urgently intervene...

23 Jan 2015 08:02

Newly established transport nodes accelerate delivery of affordable housing
Newly established transport nodes accelerate delivery of affordable housing

Developers have recognised the growing demand for affordable housing that's located within close proximity to newly developed roads or transport systems, such as the Gautrain and the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit System in Gauteng and the MyCiTi bus service in the Western Cape...

22 Jan 2015 09:00

Drop first-year fee demands, SRC tells Wits
Drop first-year fee demands, SRC tells Wits

The Wits Student Representative Council has demanded that Wits University revoke its decision to charge first-year students awaiting financial aid half of the R9,340 registration fee...

22 Jan 2015 07:25

Registration process going well at higher learning institutions
Registration process going well at higher learning institutions

Admissions and the registration process at higher learning institutions are going well, the Department of Higher Education and Training said today...

19 Jan 2015 14:25

Bursaries to study agricultural science
Bursaries to study agricultural science

Twenty Eastern Cape students received bursaries yesterday to study agricultural sciences...

14 Jan 2015 07:15

DA urges funding boost for students
DA urges funding boost for students

The Democratic Alliance is planning to write to Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande urging him to request immediate emergency funding from the Treasury to aid the National Student Financial Aid Scheme...

14 Jan 2015 07:00

Banks can lend on tribal land if there is will to do it
Banks can lend on tribal land if there is will to do it

How are banks expected to fund farming activities on land that has no title deeds and is under traditional authority?

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 14 Jan 2015 06:30

Old Mutual acquires a stake in financial services group UAP
Old Mutual acquires a stake in financial services group UAP

Insurer Old Mutual (OML) said on Friday, 9 January, it has acquired a 23.3% stake in UAP‚ an east and central African financial services company‚ for R1.1bn in cash...

12 Jan 2015 11:24

'Bad lending book' to remain with Abil
'Bad lending book' to remain with Abil

African Bank Investments Limited (ABL‚ Abil) said on Wednesday, 10 December 2014, that its curator has decided that the "bad lending book" will remain with Abil after the purchase of core lending assets by the "good bank"...

11 Dec 2014 09:23

Ombudsman orders Regent Life to pay funeral claim
Ombudsman orders Regent Life to pay funeral claim

An insurer has been ordered to pay a funeral claim that had been declined on the basis that the life insured had reached 21 years because the policyholder had neither been given notification nor the opportunity to pay an increased premium...

10 Dec 2014 12:51

Alexander Forbes set for African expansion
Alexander Forbes set for African expansion

SA's largest retirement fund administrator, Alexander Forbes, is looking for low-value acquisitions in the rest of Africa and has tasked one of its senior staff with looking for "nonorganic" growth opportunities on the continent...

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 4 Dec 2014 11:51

MasterCard Foundation commits to university partnership
MasterCard Foundation commits to university partnership

The MasterCard Foundation is committing $86.6 million to work in collaboration with four new African university partners...

3 Dec 2014 14:15

Two-pronged strategy the solution for pension funds
Two-pronged strategy the solution for pension funds

Pension fund actuaries face a substantial moral and professional responsibility to fund members in advising on, designing and maintaining sustainable retirement funds...

28 Nov 2014 07:15

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