Mitzie is accredited with most Life Assurance Companies as well as Medical Schemes in SA to give advice on their products. She has been playing an important role in the industry for approximately 23 years and have received many awards for her time spent actively participating in the field.
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When it comes to life insurance, it’s not so much about what’s in it for you but what’s in it for the people you love and who depend on you financially. Of course nobody likes to think about their own death but it is necessary if you’re going to put a plan in place that ensures the financial future of the people you leave behind.read more
As mentioned in our previous communication, the Members of both schemes needed to vote on the proposed amalgamation. Good news!
The majority of Members who voted, both from Topmed and Fedhealth, voted in favour of the amalgamation.
Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni has delivered his maiden budget speech for 2019 this afternoon, and he did it with a few jokes and japes thrown in for good measure, too. Mboweni’s optimistic tone looked towards fixing Eskom, restoring the credibility of SARS and a 12-figure boost for free higher education.read more
Expected changes to the income tax laws in March 2019 will allow members who emigrate before they reach retirement date more flexibility to withdraw their retirement funds when they leave the country.read more
Through BUPA GLOBAL TRAVEL – our international travel insurance provider – you and your dependants covered on either of our GAP 500 options can be insured in the event of acute illness or injury whilst travelling abroad for leisure.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more