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07/04/2017 00:00
Two in three marriages today end up in the divorce courts and 50% of the couples cite finances as the leading cause of dissension.   I have often wondered which is more powerful, the sword or the pen?  But I have come to the conclusion that paper is far more important than both,...

Dealing with the feelings of divorce.

11/02/2017 07:40
Feelings associated with the divorce process   Firstly it is important to consider that no one gets married with the intention of getting divorced.  Rather, one has an expectation, a picture or dream, of spending the rest of your life with your loved one whilst sharing life’s demands as...

Divorce and Pension interest. Two "Acts" to follow!

25/11/2016 16:28
Divorce is often a bitter and costly exercise, and the last thing one wants is to go through the legal process only to be left with an unenforceable divorce order in so far as it relates to a share in pension interest. Recent Adjudicator decisions have once again highlighted the importance of...

Tax implications on GEPF Divorce Claims

07/04/2016 15:48
Divorce Orders date after the 1st of March 2012:   No tax will be payable on any amount that becomes payable on or after 1 March 2012 in terms of a divorce order that was issued before 13 September 2007.   Divorce Orders date after the 1st of March 2012:   If an amount becomes...

What percentage should I claim from my spouses pension fund?

01/04/2016 17:05
  If you are married ANC with the accrual system, then it is easy to assume that you can claim 50% of your spouse's pension fund. The Divorce Act states that you are entitled to 50% of the combined estate with the above marriage regime, BUT the act does not state from which assets you should...

Legal - Post Office Retirement Fund

27/08/2015 12:09
    Ngewu and Another V Post Office Retirement Fund and Others [2013] 1 BPLR 1 (CC) GavinStansfield, Director, Employment, Cliffe Dekker HofmeyrIn the decision of Ngewu and another v Post Office Retirement Fund and others [2013] 1 BPLR 1 (CC), the Constitutional Court had to...

GEPF - for our Zulu Readers

08/08/2015 00:00
Inkokhelo yenzuzo yempesheni yesihlukaniso somshado noma ukuqedwa komshado wesintu ngokomthetho wenkantolo.   Ngonyaka ka 2011 Inkantolo Ephakeme yaseKapa ikhiphe umthetho ophonsela inselelo isiKhwama seMpesheni yaBasebenzi bakaHulumeni (phecelezi Government Employees Fund) ngokungalandeli...

Details om nie te vergeet nie

06/08/2015 22:27
Met elke bruilof of troue gaan daar soveel detail in die beplanning in om dit ‘n groot sukes te maak. Mens doen dit want dit is so ‘n groot besluit in enige iemand se lewe. Party mense kry selfs “ Wedding Planner ” en betaal ten duurste vir hulle tips, raad en advies.   Met egskeiding kan...

The POST OFFICE RETIREMENT FUND

24/04/2015 18:09
The Constitutional Court's earlier ruling that the GEPF rules, as they relate to the clean-break principle, is read-into the Post Office Act, 1958 came into effect on 7 November 2013. To amend the South African Post Office SOC Ltd Act, 2011; so as to update and transfer pension-related provisions...

Why Severe Illness Cover?

01/04/2015 19:02
Dr Marius Barnard, yes brother of the famous Chris Barnard had the mastermind behind this great financial product. He experienced first-hand how a woman had to go to work every day in order to support her family while battling cancer. She was severely ill with stage 4 cancer, but had no...
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