Olefile Moea Fairheads

The other side of the T-coin

November 2016 By Olefile Moea, Executive Director, Fairheads Benefit Services We are cognisant of the retirement pressures that we face as a nation and the consequences of not saving for retirement. This is why the authorities have put forward the idea of compulsory partial annuitision of lump sum benefits on retirement. As we all know, the idea is a fairly …

Annuitisation reform

Retirement reform for “the lower half”: Who’s going to pay for the advice?

Published in Today’s Trustee, 8 April 2016 By David Hurford, Director, Marketing & Consulting, Fairheads Benefit Services The dust on T-Day seems to have settled and through last minute compromises, a watered-down reform has been implemented. But are we closer to the outcomes so desperately sought by National Treasury and the industry at large? Will retirement outcomes for everyday South …

Why not reform for kids too?

Published on EBnet, February 2016 By Olefile Moea, Director, Fairheads Benefit Services In line with industry trend and also #FeesMustFall At a time when retirement reform is moving in the direction of annuitisation for adult retirement fund members, we find it strange that no-one is giving thought to those at the other end of the age spectrum – minor children …