Editorials

FIRST WORD

Opportunities for the new Financial Sector Conduct Authority to differentiate itself from the old Financial Services Board. They’re opportunities to be seized, not lost.
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PERSONAL LIABITY

Trustees, be warned. A landmark court case is at last coming to trial. The outcome could have serious implications for the exercise of fiduciary duties.
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GOVERNANCE

The huge Eskom Pension & Provident Fund has been a model for the industry. No longer. After the shenanigans with Brian Molefe, whose application for leave to appeal against a High Court judgment has been rejected, the reputation of the EPPF will need to be rebuilt.
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CURRENTS

At age 62, the existing Pension Funds Act is ripe for retirement; Millions in damages sought from the Registrar; Welcome to Black Business Growth Funding; Jan Mahlangu emerges as Mr Clean; Fired official of Numsa resurfaces at Cosatu; Step forwards for Transnet pensioners; Draft directive pushes ESG; Ongoing problems over benefits for many thousands of workers in the security industry.
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COVER STORY 1

Where the FSB has failed at Mvunonala and VBS mutual bank. The debacle of Fidentia was supposed not to have been repeated.
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COVER STORY 2

To its credit, Liberty has obtained a court order to reverse the cancellations of numerous ‘dormant’ funds. Whichever way the Constitutional Court decides in the litigation between the Registrar and former Deputy Registrar, did Rosemary Hunter have a point after all?
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COVER STORY 3

The directive from the Registrar, ostensibly to counteract suspected corruption in the retirement-fund industry, will have unintended consequences that are negative.
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BLACK SHAREOWNERSHIP

Through pension funds, workers can play a vital role in pushing corporate reforms. It’s a role that they must play.
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PROFILE

Dennis George, head of Fedusa, is a firm believer in industrial democracy. He’s equally determined to push along with initiatives that will stimulate job creation.
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COMPANY REPORTS

There’s a case study in Tiger Brands’ poor handling of the listeriosis crisis. It goes back to proper disclosure, or rather the lack of it.
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ENERGY POLICY

Renewables come back into the fore, and not a moment too soon. They’re good for the country and attractive for pension funds.
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PRODUCTS

A Nobel prize-winner endorses Clarity. He suggests that
it’s a game-changer.
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

It’s a ‘force multiplier’ to help the performance of assets managers.
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TWIN PEAKS

A prominent academic is far from happy. His dissident views are up for debate.
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EXPROPRIATION

Meddling with s25 of the Constitution is downright dangerous. It can go further than land grabs.
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GRAVY

Crime levels in a quiet neighbourhood.
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