A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive & Principal Officer - January 2024

A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive & Principal Officer - January 2024

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Dear Members


I wish you and your loved ones a prosperous and happy 2024. I hope that the year has got off to a wonderful start.  



Recapping 2023 highlights 

As we approach the middle of January, when school and university start, and the world of work gets firmly going again, we always tend to reminisce about how quickly December seems to have passed us by. I do hope that you have managed to secure some time to do the things that you enjoy. Just before the holiday season, I shared my year-end message for 2023. If you missed it, you can read it here. 


As outlined, 2024 is going to be an important year for the EPPF. We move on after having achieved our goals for what we termed Vision 2024. We are now focused on delivering our new strategy titled EPPF 2.0, aimed at continuing to care for our members by providing sustainable retirement outcomes and quality services. At the same time, we will aim to position the EPPF to be able to navigate a changing electricity and Eskom landscape. We look forward to walking this journey with you. 


Less than a month to vote in EPPF Board of Trustee elections 

As previously communicated, I would like to remind you that EPPF Board of Trustee elections are underway as the term of our current board ends on 31 May 2024. To ensure a free and fair process, an independent company, KDBS Consulting, has been contracted to oversee the election. You’ll find all the information you need about the candidates who are contesting for positions as well as on the various ways to cast your ballot on www.eppfelection.co.za  


If you have not yet voted, I would like to encourage you to take a moment to vote soon. The process ends on 12 February 2024 at 16:00. 


Should you have any election related concerns or queries, please feel free to direct them for the attention of Mr Thobile Thomas, who is the Independent Electoral Officer, by: 

  • Calling 0800 128 452 (calls are free from a landline);
  • Sending a WhatsApp message to 061 452 4499 between 08:30 and 16:30 on weekdays; and/or
  • Sending an email to eppfelection@kdbs.co.za


Communicating with the EPPF 

Our team is always excited to hear from you. Should you wish to communicate with the EPPF, you will find all our contact details, along with information on our digital channels, here. 


I look forward to another joyful and productive year of service to our members. 

Kind regards 


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