Media Release on Acquisition January 2020

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In an exciting development for the pensions industry in South and Southern Africa, EBnet has purchased Pensions World SA.

Pensions World SA is a quarterly journal that includes articles from employee benefit practitioners throughout the spectrum of organisations in the pensions industry.

This enablement further steps up the entire digitisation of the now combined Pension World / EBnet market presence to unrivalled levels in this unique segment to the benefit of our readers and advertisers alike and we are excited by the new opportunities this brings to the retirement industry and its stakeholders, says Chris Brits, CEO of EBnet.

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The format of the magazine will also be overhauled and updated so that it's no longer just a PDF file, but upgraded to the latest e-magazine interactive format with clickable hyperlinks to external resources / websites / surveys, etc. The new format will also include a full section on education. 

Both the IRFA and the FPI have agreed to endorse and affiliate with us and CPD points for educational content will be made available, says David Weil, Managing Editor of Pensions World SA and CEO, ICTS Group of Companies.

EBnet is a unique digital retirement industry knowledge portal in South and Southern Africa with the widest digital footprint in the industry. EBnet’s main focus is on retirement funds but not in isolation. Personal financial planning and Healthcare also play a major role in any successful retirement scenario and as a result, we cover all three of these aspects in our news articles to our readership base. 

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The EBnet distribution platform consists of e-mails to over 13,000 subscribers, several times a week with a weekly industry summary at the end of the week. In addition, every article posted on EBnet is also posted to Social Media daily to our over 12,000 followers and a weekly summary is done to our broader LinkedIn affinity groups with over 287,000 members

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Pensions World SA will use the EBnet distribution platform to reach all the different stakeholders on our vast network and database.

Target Market

  • Retirement Fund Principal Officers and Trustees;

  • Providers of employee benefit products and services;

  • Umbrella Fund Trustees and management committees;

  • Company benefit managers, remuneration and rewards managers and HR managers;

  • Retirement Fund members and other individuals;

  • Employee benefit fund consultants, investment consultants, administrators, asset managers, intermediaries, independent financial advisers (IFA’s) and other industry professionals.


Between 7,000 – 10,000 printed copies will be distributed into the industry on a quarterly basis with the 1st edition due out in March 2020.


Industry stakeholders and advertisers are invited to participate in this exciting development and through our collective contribution, help shape the retirement industry of the future.




Enquiries can be directed to:


Advertising enquiries

Chris Brits, CEO, EBnet (The Employee Benefit Network)

082 457 1833

Managing Editor
David Weil, CEO, ICTS Group of Companies
082 445 8852


Editorial enquiries
Mandi Roberts, Head of Communication, ICTS Group of Companies
083 746 4991