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As a central knowledge portal to the retirement and related industries, EBnet publishes a range of daily articles submitted by a range of industry organisations, experts and contributors. Readers can also comment on and contribute to articles.

Many investors ask, “How much money can I make?” before taking an investment position.

But events like the accounting scandal at Steinhoff or business fraud at Theranos –...

Asisa’s recent South Africa Insurance Gap Report  identified a death insurance gap of about R12.9 trillion in SA, and a disability insurance gap is around R16 trillion. T...

January 30, 2019

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) warns the public to act with caution when dealing with Afrikan (Afrikan Financial Services (Pty) Ltd FSP 48238).

This followe...

January 30, 2019

The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), National Treasury (NT), South African Revenue Service (SARS) and the South African Res...

January 30, 2019

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) warns the public not to do any financial services business with Wig Markets. Wig Markets is not authorised in terms of the F...

For the first time, the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting had an unprecedented focus on mental health, calling for more support for affected people in the workplace. 


Shares make good long-term investments, and this is no different when it comes to retirement savings – perhaps the ultimate form of long-term investment. Knowing how much...

People hate losing money.

In fact, this aversion to the loss of money is so significant it has become the subject of a substantial number of studies. The “pain” that is fe...

January 28, 2019

Fairheads Benefit Services has been awarded the IRFA Best Practice award for its groundbreaking grassroots communication initiative, the Guardian Roadshow.

The Guardian Ro...

January 25, 2019

The Institute of Retirement Funds Africa (IRFA) industry awards and recognition programme has evolved considerably since its initial inception as a “Communication Challen...

Retirement funds offer tax-free growth and tax-deductible contributions, making them the most efficient way to save for retirement and ensure you can retire financially s...

In September 2018, Alexander Forbes made headlines when it announced that it had fired its CEO Andrew Darfoor. A few weeks after Dafoor’s dismissal, Naidene Ford-Hoon, Al...

Six steps to reaching 6% status

To be part of the 6% of South Africans able to retire comfortably, you need to actively plan for a better retirement. Apart from starting a...

As global politicians, businessmen and academics gather in Davos for this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF), our expectation is that the current uncertainty with respect...

Statistics indicate that only about 6% of South Africans are able to meet their retirement income objectives and retire comfortably. Compounding this issue is that 97% of...

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