One of the key benefits of investing for retirement using a retirement fund is the generous tax deduction for contributions, subject to a maximum of 27.5% of the greater of your taxable income or remuneration, with an annual ceiling of R350 000.
The national minimum wage (NMW) came into effect on 1 January 2019. What exactly does this mean for employers and employees? The new minimum wage of R20 per hour applies across all sectors, with a few exceptions.
The past few years have seen a number of debates and developments in the medical scheme industry. When the regulators introduced the then new Medical Schemes Act some twenty years ago they left out two most critical components to support the survival of schemes. These were “compulsory membership” and “a risk equalisation funding model” which would ensure that the young and healthy lives participate in the system.
We are pleased to inform you that we have removed the foreign asset limit for the Allan Gray Endowment, effective 12 December 2018.
Endowment accounts will be allowed up to 100% in foreign assets, up from 60% since April 2018
As Living Annuity and Endowment investors use Allan Gray Life’s foreign asset allowance instead of their own, we need to manage Allan Gray Life’s overall foreign asset exposure to ensure that we comply with the South African Reserve Bank’s exchange control regulations.
On 18 November, Eskom implemented Stage One load shedding after struggling with coal supply issues for many weeks. On 19 November, the power utility announced that there would be a strong possibility that there will be load shedding during the festive season.