Category Archives: Senior Citizens

VF+

Wiele begin rol met Transnet-hofsaak

Die VF Plus is verheug dat daar eindelik vordering is in die geding wat Transnet-pensioenarisse in die vorm van ʼn klasaksie-eis teen Transnet en die regering aanhangig gemaak het, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor vervoer. Die pensioenarisse se regspan het vandag bekend gemaak dat die Noord-Gautengse Hooggeregshof op 4 en 5 April vanjaar argumente gaan aanhoor oor besware wat Transnet aangeteken het rakende sekere aspekte in die eisers se pleitstukke. Die hof sal daarna besluit of die besonderhede van…

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ANC-dubbelpratery skep verwarring oor beleid rakende pensioenfondse

Gaan die ANC nou pensioenfondse teiken, of is dit ten minste voorlopig steeds veilig? Dit is die vraag wat ontstaan nadat ANC-dubbelpratery oor die aangeleentheid, soos in talle ander gevalle, tot groot onsekerheid oor belangrike beleidsake lei, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor finansies. In sy antwoord op ʼn parlementêre vraag van adv. Alberts oor pensioene, sê die minister van finansies, Nhlanhla Nene, onder meer hy ‘oorweeg geen planne wat aan private of openbare pensioenfondse sal voorskryf’hoe om hul geld…

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Pensioenfondse nie meer veilig van die ANC-regering nie

Geluide wat die ANC-regering oor pensioenfondse maak raak al hoe meer onheilspellend, en gesien teen die agtergrond van die verwoestingswerk van Transnet se twee fondse, sal die VF Plus enige wetgewing hieroor op elke moontlike manier beveg, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor ekonomie. Die ANC se voorsitter in Gauteng, Paul Mashatile, het die afgelope week die gevaarligte hieroor aangeskakel toe hy gesê het die ANC sal met sy volgende algemene raadsvergadering in Oktober vanjaar na maniere kyk om werkers…

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IFP

IFP: OLDER PERSONS MUST BE PROTECTED

The IFP Women’s Brigade calls on government to ensure that older people’s rights are upheld and defended as we commemorate the International Day of Older Persons. “Older people’s rights must be upheld and defended. They must be protected from discrimination and abuse. We condemn in the strongest terms allegations of the killing of older men and women because of witchcraft and we demand that government look into these killings immediately,” said IFP Women’s Brigade National Chairperson, Mrs Thembeni kaMadlopha-Mthethwa. “We further call for the establishment…

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SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

SA Government statement about nationalisation of pension funds

Pretoria – Government on Thursday once again reassured South Africans that it has no plans to nationalise people’s hard earned pension funds. “There is no intention on the side of the government to nationalise. What we seek to do is to develop a culture of savings amongst South Africans. “All these tax reforms that were introduced last year and are coming into effect are aimed at ensuring that we create better savings for the people of our country,” Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring…

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SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

SA Government no plans to nationalise pension funds

Pretoria – Government has no intention to nationalise people’s pension (or provident) funds, or prevent them from accessing their money, says the Department of Basic Education. This after rumours alleged that government would take away people’s hard-earned pensions, and prevent them from accessing their funds. The department says the rumours were based on a misunderstanding of government’s proposals. Instead, the department says government has proposed retirement reforms, which will protect employees when they retire. “The retirement reforms, including those relating to preservation of savings, are…

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