March 2021 a Watershed for Retirement Funds in South Africa: 5 Things You Need to Know

1 March 2021 marks a watershed for retirement funds in South Africa, says Jean du Toit, attorney and head of tax technical at Tax Consulting South Africa. Most are focused on the annuitisation rules that have been pending since 1 March 2015,…

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout: Here is Where South Africa Stands

Only a massive global rollout of an effective vaccine can end the Covid-19 pandemic in the short term. The vaccine is being rolled out in the United Kingdom and United States. It’s expected to become available in Europe imminently. This…

South Africa Moves to Level 3 Lock-down as COVID Cases Rise Rapidly. Here are the New Restrictions

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa will move back to lockdown level 3, taking effect from midnight tonight. In an address on Monday evening (28 December), Ramaphosa said that the move is being done to limit super-spreader…

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) Wants a Higher Lock-down Level for the Country

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) wants the country to be taken back to level 2 lockdown - with more stringent restrictions on gatherings. South Africa has officially recorded more than one million cumulative cases of COVID-19,…

South Africans Urged to Follow COVID Rules or Face Tighter Lock-down

Tighter lockdown restrictions might be coming our way should South Africans not up their COVID-19 safety measures. This is a warning from COVID-19 ministerial advisory committee member Professor Ian Sanne recently. Sanne, who's also…