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Announcements

All the latest governance, investment, and fund-related news

Pensioners outside of South Africa: Your Annual Evidence of Survival Form is required for you to continue to receive your benefit


Meet your new EPPF Board Members


Please expect an email or call to rate EPPF’s service over the last year


EPPF’s Two-Pot Talk: April 2024


We need your beneficiary info in case you pass away while in-service


Pensioners and tax season: What to do if you receive more than one income (2024/25 tax year)


EPPF’s Two-Pot Talk: FAQ Edition


Update on Brian Molefe’s appeal effort


EPPF’s response on the topic of prescribed assets


Your EPPF recap on the two-pot retirement system


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer – Final reminder to vote for your new Board of Trustees


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer – Reminder to vote for your new Board of Trustees


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


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, EPPF’s Chief Executive & Principal Officer – December 2023


Pensioners outside SA: Why you may not have received your 2023 pension bonus last week


EPPF is proud to release its 2022-23 results


Update: EPPF’s Two-pot Talk


Pensioner Update: Pension Increase and Bonus November 2023


Coming Soon: EPPF’s Official Facebook Group


EPPF’s Two-Pot Talk


Pensioners outside SA: Submit your Evidence of Survival info or risk your pension benefits being suspended


In-service Member Update: What the Two-Pot Retirement System Means


Member Update: Expect an email or call to rate our service over the last year


Member Update - 14 July 2023


Media Release: EPPF leads industry through its Net-Zero commitment


A Message to Pensioners from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer - March 2023


Pensioners and tax season: What to do if you receive more than one income


Rule Amendment 2


Member Update January 2023


Board of Trustee Elections


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer - July 2023


Member Update July 2023 - EPPF Goes Virtual


Member Update April 2023


A Message to In-Service Members, from the Chief Executive and Principal Officer - March 2023


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer - January 2023


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the EPPF Chief Executive and Principal Officer - November 2022


Member Update November 2022


EPPF INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE UPDATE (Q3, 2022)


Pension Increase and Bonus November 2022


Member Update October 2022


Pension Fund Benefits: Actuarial Factors Review 2022


Rule Amendment 1


Member Update September 2022


Member Update August 2022


Member Update July 2022


Member Update July 2022


Member Update June 2022


How EPPF members are helping job sustainability


Member Update March 2022


Message from the Chief Executive and Principal Officer


Pensioner Tax Update


Member Regulatory Update: Regulation 28 Amendments


EPPF appoints new Chief Financial Officer


Member Update - January 2022


Eskom splits off transmission division


2021 Integrated Report


Member regulatory update: Release of the Two Retirement Reform Discussion


Message from the Chief Executive


Member Update - October 2021


EPPF’s Digital Transformation Journey


The EPPF partners with Equites Property Fund in logistics deal


The Minimum Individual Reserve (MIR) explained


Congratulations to all our winners


THE ENHANCED EPPF MOBILE APP FINALLY HERE!


Amended Fund Rules


Withdrawal of retirement savings by active members


Update: Impact of recent social unrest


EPPF Operations - impact of protests


2021 Tax Certificate re-issue


Scam alert warning


EPPF Message from the Chief Executive and Principal Officer


EPPF INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE UPDATE (Q1, 2021)


MEMBER UPDATE – APRIL 2021


Member Regulatory Update


EPPF appoints new Chief Executive and Principal Officer


Member Update: Business Maverick reporting


EPPF Chief Executive and Principal Officer to step down


2020 Integrated Report


2021 Pensioner increase and bonus


MEMBER UPDATE: NOVEMBER 2020


Member Update: EPPF’s digital transformation journey


UPDATE – BUSINESS MAVERICK REPORTING ON EPPF SANCTIONED BY PRESS COUNCIL


NEW EPPF BOARD APPOINTMENTS


Announcement: COVID-19 relief special bonus for EPPF pensioners


Announcement - Eskom Employee Benefits department


EPPF changes to new pension administration system


EPPF and Global ASP matter


Trustee Elections 2019/20 results announcement


IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND THE RATINGS DOWNGRADE ON THE EPPF INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO


Provisional Trustee Election Results


UPDATE: EPPF OPERATIONS DURING THE 21 DAY NATIONAL LOCKDOWN AS A RESULT OF COVID-19


EPPF COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) MEMBER UPDATE


RESPONSE TO MEDIA ARTICLE ON EPPF’S INVESTMENT IN MPANDE PROPERTY FUND


EPPF Member/Pensioner Update - Message from the Chairman


Media report on EPPF administration


Trustee Elections : Voting phase


Former Eskom GCEO pension pay-out update


2019 PENSIONER INCREASE AND BONUS


Employee Profile: meet Tetelo Mabona


RESPONSIBLE INVESTING BY PENSION FUNDS: THE ABC OF ESG


Diversity in Asset Management


Waseema Mocke: A Life of Risk and Reward


Thandie Mashego: A Reflection on One Year at the Fund


Meet Our New Chief Investment Officer, Sonja Saunderson


Yolisa Skwintshi: Innovation Worthy of Nomination


EPPF investment in China A equities


Eskom Pension and Provident Fund CFO Shafeeq Abrahams steps into CEO role


EPPF head of HR Shyless Nkuna says servant leadership is paramount


Eskom fund supports Pension Funds Act amendments


No reason entities that manage people’s data should not implement Popia now


Technology fulfils human purpose in pension fund environment


The Great COVID-19 Crisis, where is the bottom?


INFRASTRUCTURE: HOW PENSION FUNDS CAN SERVE MEMBERS – AND THE NATION


The future of transformation in the investment industry and the EPPF’s role


Responsible Investing by Pension Funds: The ABC Of ESG


Sound corporate governance depends on ethical leaders – and you and me


Pensioner Talk April 2024


Power Talk April 2024


Power Talk December 2023


Pensioner Talk Newsletter December 2023


Pensioner Talk Newsletter September 2023


Power Talk Newsletter September 2023


Power Talk Newsletter July 2023


Pensioner Talk Newsletter July 2023


Power Talk Newsletter April 2023


Pensioner Talk Newsletter April 2023


Power Talk Newsletter December 2022


Pensioner Talk Newsletter December 2022


Pensioner Talk Newsletter July 2022


Power Talk Newsletter July 2022


Power Talk Newsletter April 2022


Pensioner Talk Newsletter April 2022


Power Talk October - November 2021


Pensioner Talk November 2021


Power Talk - June/July 2021


Pensioner Talk June 2021


Power Talk - November/December 2020


Pensioner Talk - November/December 2020


Power Talk July/August 2020


Pensioner Talk July/August 2020


Pensioner Talk May 2020


Power Talk May 2020


December Power Talk 2019


December Pensioner Talk 2019 (Festive Edition)


September Power Talk 2019


August Pensioner Talk 2019


Power Talk 3rd Issue 2019


Pensioner Talk - 2nd Issue 2018


Power Talk 2nd Issue 2018


Pensioner Talk 1st Issue 2018


Power Talk March 2018


Power Talk October 2017


Pensioner Talk November 2017


Pensioner Talk March 2017


Pensioner Talk - September 2016


Pensioner Talk - April 2016


EPPF Member Guide


Power Talk - September 2016


Power Talk - April 2016


Pensioner Talk - July 2015


Power Talk - July 2015


Pensioner Talk - October 2014


Pensioner Talk - May 2013


Pensioner Talk - October 2013


Power Talk - June 2013


Pensioner Talk - December 2012


Power Talk - August 2012


Pensioner Talk - July 2012


Power Talk - March 2012


Pensioner Talk - March 2012


Power Talk - October 2011


Pensioner Talk - October 2011


Power Talk - April 2011


Pensioner Talk - April 2011


Power Talk - December 2010


Pensioner Talk - December 2010


Power Talk - May 2010


Pensioner Talk - July 2009


Pensioner Talk - April 2009


Power Talk - March 2009


Power Talk - January 2009


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2023


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2022


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2021


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2020


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2019


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2018


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2017


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2016


Fund Factsheet April 2024


Fund Factsheet March 2024


Fund Factsheet February 2024


Fund Factsheet January 2024


Fund Factsheet December 2023


Fund Factsheet November 2023


Investment Performance Update Q3 2023


Fund Factsheet October 2023


Fund Factsheet September 2023


Fund Factsheet August 2023


Fund Factsheet July 2023


Fund Factsheet June 2023


Investment Performance Update Q2 2023


Fund Factsheet May 2023


Fund Factsheet April 2023


Investment Performance Update Q1 2023


Fund Factsheet March 2023


Fund Factsheet February 2023


Investment Performance Update Q4 2022


Investment Performance Update Q3 2022


Fund Factsheet January 2023


Fund Factsheet December 2022


Fund Factsheet November 2022


Fund Factsheet October 2022


Fund Factsheet September 2022


Fund Factsheet August 2022


Fund Factsheet July 2022


Fund Factsheet June 2022


Investment Performance Update Q2 2022


Fund Factsheet May 2022


Fund Factsheet April 2022


Investment Performance Update Q1 2022


Fund Factsheet March 2022


Fund Factsheet February 2022


Fund Facstsheet January 2022


Investment Performance Update Q4 2021


Fund Factsheet December 2021


Fund Factsheet November 2021.pdf


Fund Factsheet October 2021.pdf


Investment Performance Update Q3 2021


Fund Factsheet September 2021


Fund Factsheet August 2021


Fund Factsheet July 2021


Investment Performance Update Q2, 2021


Fund Factsheet June 2021.pdf


Fund Factsheet May 2021.pdf


Fund Factsheet April 2021.pdf


Fund Factsheet March 2021.pdf


Investment Performance Update Q3 2020


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Annual Financial Statements 2019


Annual Financial Statements 2018


Annual Financial Statements 2017


Annual Financial Statements 2016


EPPF Full Integrated Report 2023 (Single Page View)


EPPF Full Integrated Report 2023 (Double Page View)


Integrated Annual Report Guide for Members 2023


Integrated Annual Report Guide for Industry 2023


Integrated Annual Report Guide for Regulators 2023


Integrated Annual Report Guide for Sustainability 2023


EPPF Full Integrated Report 2022


Quick Guide for Members - Annual Report 2022


Quick Guide for Industry - Annual Report 2022


Quick Guide for Regulators - Annual Report 2022


Impact Report 2022


EPPF Full Integrated Report 2021


EPPF 2020 Valuation Results Summary


EPPF Full Integrated Report 2020


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EPPF_Integrated_Report_2018


Annual Report 2017


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Pensioners outside of South Africa: Your Annual Evidence of Survival Form is required for you to continue to receive your benefit


Meet your new EPPF Board Members


Please expect an email or call to rate EPPF’s service over the last year


EPPF’s Two-Pot Talk: April 2024


We need your beneficiary info in case you pass away while in-service


Pensioners and tax season: What to do if you receive more than one income (2024/25 tax year)


EPPF’s Two-Pot Talk: FAQ Edition


Update on Brian Molefe’s appeal effort


EPPF’s response on the topic of prescribed assets


Your EPPF recap on the two-pot retirement system


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer – Final reminder to vote for your new Board of Trustees


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer – Reminder to vote for your new Board of Trustees


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


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, EPPF’s Chief Executive & Principal Officer – December 2023


Pensioners outside SA: Why you may not have received your 2023 pension bonus last week


EPPF is proud to release its 2022-23 results


Update: EPPF’s Two-pot Talk


Pensioner Update: Pension Increase and Bonus November 2023


Coming Soon: EPPF’s Official Facebook Group


EPPF’s Two-Pot Talk


Pensioners outside SA: Submit your Evidence of Survival info or risk your pension benefits being suspended


In-service Member Update: What the Two-Pot Retirement System Means


Member Update: Expect an email or call to rate our service over the last year


Member Update - 14 July 2023


Media Release: EPPF leads industry through its Net-Zero commitment


A Message to Pensioners from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer - March 2023


Pensioners and tax season: What to do if you receive more than one income


Rule Amendment 2


Member Update January 2023


Board of Trustee Elections


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer - July 2023


Member Update July 2023 - EPPF Goes Virtual


Member Update April 2023


A Message to In-Service Members, from the Chief Executive and Principal Officer - March 2023


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer - January 2023


A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the EPPF Chief Executive and Principal Officer - November 2022


Member Update November 2022


EPPF INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE UPDATE (Q3, 2022)


Pension Increase and Bonus November 2022


Member Update October 2022


Pension Fund Benefits: Actuarial Factors Review 2022


Rule Amendment 1


Member Update September 2022


Member Update August 2022


Member Update July 2022


Member Update July 2022


Member Update June 2022


How EPPF members are helping job sustainability


Member Update March 2022


Message from the Chief Executive and Principal Officer


Pensioner Tax Update


Member Regulatory Update: Regulation 28 Amendments


EPPF appoints new Chief Financial Officer


Member Update - January 2022


Eskom splits off transmission division


2021 Integrated Report


Member regulatory update: Release of the Two Retirement Reform Discussion


Message from the Chief Executive


Member Update - October 2021


EPPF’s Digital Transformation Journey


The EPPF partners with Equites Property Fund in logistics deal


The Minimum Individual Reserve (MIR) explained


Congratulations to all our winners


THE ENHANCED EPPF MOBILE APP FINALLY HERE!


Amended Fund Rules


Withdrawal of retirement savings by active members


Update: Impact of recent social unrest


EPPF Operations - impact of protests


2021 Tax Certificate re-issue


Scam alert warning


EPPF Message from the Chief Executive and Principal Officer


EPPF INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE UPDATE (Q1, 2021)


MEMBER UPDATE – APRIL 2021


Member Regulatory Update


EPPF appoints new Chief Executive and Principal Officer


Member Update: Business Maverick reporting


EPPF Chief Executive and Principal Officer to step down


2020 Integrated Report


2021 Pensioner increase and bonus


MEMBER UPDATE: NOVEMBER 2020


Member Update: EPPF’s digital transformation journey


UPDATE – BUSINESS MAVERICK REPORTING ON EPPF SANCTIONED BY PRESS COUNCIL


NEW EPPF BOARD APPOINTMENTS


Announcement: COVID-19 relief special bonus for EPPF pensioners


Announcement - Eskom Employee Benefits department


EPPF changes to new pension administration system


EPPF and Global ASP matter


Trustee Elections 2019/20 results announcement


IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND THE RATINGS DOWNGRADE ON THE EPPF INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO


Provisional Trustee Election Results


UPDATE: EPPF OPERATIONS DURING THE 21 DAY NATIONAL LOCKDOWN AS A RESULT OF COVID-19


EPPF COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) MEMBER UPDATE


RESPONSE TO MEDIA ARTICLE ON EPPF’S INVESTMENT IN MPANDE PROPERTY FUND


EPPF Member/Pensioner Update - Message from the Chairman


Media report on EPPF administration


Trustee Elections : Voting phase


Former Eskom GCEO pension pay-out update


2019 PENSIONER INCREASE AND BONUS


Employee Profile: meet Tetelo Mabona


RESPONSIBLE INVESTING BY PENSION FUNDS: THE ABC OF ESG


Diversity in Asset Management


Waseema Mocke: A Life of Risk and Reward


Thandie Mashego: A Reflection on One Year at the Fund


Meet Our New Chief Investment Officer, Sonja Saunderson


Yolisa Skwintshi: Innovation Worthy of Nomination


EPPF investment in China A equities


Eskom Pension and Provident Fund CFO Shafeeq Abrahams steps into CEO role


EPPF head of HR Shyless Nkuna says servant leadership is paramount


Eskom fund supports Pension Funds Act amendments


No reason entities that manage people’s data should not implement Popia now


Technology fulfils human purpose in pension fund environment


The Great COVID-19 Crisis, where is the bottom?


INFRASTRUCTURE: HOW PENSION FUNDS CAN SERVE MEMBERS – AND THE NATION


The future of transformation in the investment industry and the EPPF’s role


Responsible Investing by Pension Funds: The ABC Of ESG


Sound corporate governance depends on ethical leaders – and you and me


Pensioner Talk April 2024


Power Talk April 2024


Power Talk December 2023


Pensioner Talk Newsletter December 2023


Pensioner Talk Newsletter September 2023


Power Talk Newsletter September 2023


Power Talk Newsletter July 2023


Pensioner Talk Newsletter July 2023


Power Talk Newsletter April 2023


Pensioner Talk Newsletter April 2023


Power Talk Newsletter December 2022


Pensioner Talk Newsletter December 2022


Pensioner Talk Newsletter July 2022


Power Talk Newsletter July 2022


Power Talk Newsletter April 2022


Pensioner Talk Newsletter April 2022


Power Talk October - November 2021


Pensioner Talk November 2021


Power Talk - June/July 2021


Pensioner Talk June 2021


Power Talk - November/December 2020


Pensioner Talk - November/December 2020


Power Talk July/August 2020


Pensioner Talk July/August 2020


Pensioner Talk May 2020


Power Talk May 2020


December Power Talk 2019


December Pensioner Talk 2019 (Festive Edition)


September Power Talk 2019


August Pensioner Talk 2019


Power Talk 3rd Issue 2019


Pensioner Talk - 2nd Issue 2018


Power Talk 2nd Issue 2018


Pensioner Talk 1st Issue 2018


Power Talk March 2018


Power Talk October 2017


Pensioner Talk November 2017


Pensioner Talk March 2017


Pensioner Talk - September 2016


Pensioner Talk - April 2016


EPPF Member Guide


Power Talk - September 2016


Power Talk - April 2016


Pensioner Talk - July 2015


Power Talk - July 2015


Pensioner Talk - October 2014


Pensioner Talk - May 2013


Pensioner Talk - October 2013


Power Talk - June 2013


Pensioner Talk - December 2012


Power Talk - August 2012


Pensioner Talk - July 2012


Power Talk - March 2012


Pensioner Talk - March 2012


Power Talk - October 2011


Pensioner Talk - October 2011


Power Talk - April 2011


Pensioner Talk - April 2011


Power Talk - December 2010


Pensioner Talk - December 2010


Power Talk - May 2010


Pensioner Talk - July 2009


Pensioner Talk - April 2009


Power Talk - March 2009


Power Talk - January 2009


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2023


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2022


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2021


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2020


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2019


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2018


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2017


EPPF Annual Financial Statements 2016


Fund Factsheet April 2024


Fund Factsheet March 2024


Fund Factsheet February 2024


Fund Factsheet January 2024


Fund Factsheet December 2023


Fund Factsheet November 2023


Investment Performance Update Q3 2023


Fund Factsheet October 2023


Fund Factsheet September 2023


Fund Factsheet August 2023


Fund Factsheet July 2023


Fund Factsheet June 2023


Investment Performance Update Q2 2023


Fund Factsheet May 2023


Fund Factsheet April 2023


Investment Performance Update Q1 2023


Fund Factsheet March 2023


Fund Factsheet February 2023


Investment Performance Update Q4 2022


Investment Performance Update Q3 2022


Fund Factsheet January 2023


Fund Factsheet December 2022


Fund Factsheet November 2022


Fund Factsheet October 2022


Fund Factsheet September 2022


Fund Factsheet August 2022


Fund Factsheet July 2022


Fund Factsheet June 2022


Investment Performance Update Q2 2022


Fund Factsheet May 2022


Fund Factsheet April 2022


Investment Performance Update Q1 2022


Fund Factsheet March 2022


Fund Factsheet February 2022


Fund Facstsheet January 2022


Investment Performance Update Q4 2021


Fund Factsheet December 2021


Fund Factsheet November 2021.pdf


Fund Factsheet October 2021.pdf


Investment Performance Update Q3 2021


Fund Factsheet September 2021


Fund Factsheet August 2021


Fund Factsheet July 2021


Investment Performance Update Q2, 2021


Fund Factsheet June 2021.pdf


Fund Factsheet May 2021.pdf


Fund Factsheet April 2021.pdf


Fund Factsheet March 2021.pdf


Investment Performance Update Q3 2020


EPPF_Annual_Final_Financial_Statements_2020


Annual Financial Statements 2019


Annual Financial Statements 2018


Annual Financial Statements 2017


Annual Financial Statements 2016


EPPF Full Integrated Report 2023 (Single Page View)


EPPF Full Integrated Report 2023 (Double Page View)


Integrated Annual Report Guide for Members 2023


Integrated Annual Report Guide for Industry 2023


Integrated Annual Report Guide for Regulators 2023


Integrated Annual Report Guide for Sustainability 2023


EPPF Full Integrated Report 2022


Quick Guide for Members - Annual Report 2022


Quick Guide for Industry - Annual Report 2022


Quick Guide for Regulators - Annual Report 2022


Impact Report 2022


EPPF Full Integrated Report 2021


EPPF 2020 Valuation Results Summary


EPPF Full Integrated Report 2020


EPPF_Integrated_Report_2019


EPPF_Integrated_Report_2018


Annual Report 2017


Annual Report 2016


Annual Report 2015


Annual Report 2014


Annual Report 2013


Annual Report 2012


Annual Report 2011


Annual Report 2010


Annual Report 2009


Pensioners outside of South Africa: Your Annual Evidence of Survival Form is required for you to continue to receive your benefit

21 June 2024

Dear pensioners 

As part of being a caring pension provider, we are responsible with how we pay benefits. Part of that responsibility means that if you live outside South Africa, you need to provide us with evidence of your existence once a year. We need your Evidence of Survival (EoS) form and it is required by law in order for us to continue paying benefits.

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Meet your new EPPF Board Members

20 June 2024

Dear Members

 

I’m privileged to lead the Fund in its new chapter where we’re again committing to super serving you through our EPPF 2.0 Strategy. The team is busy wrapping up work for the 2023/24 financial year and this has coincided with the appointment of our new board, with effect from 1 June 2024.

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Please expect an email or call to rate EPPF’s service over the last year

03 June 2024

Dear Members

 

Caring for our members is what drives EPPF as an organisation. It’s at the heart of everything we do. Every year, we seek to do better than the previous year. And we’re grateful that you have acknowledged this in feedback during our annual surveys. We take what you tell us seriously and put it into action to improve our service. Last August, we asked for your feedback in our Member and Pensioner Satisfaction Survey and have used that information to make improvements to our service to you. Now, EPPF is conducting a shorter follow-up survey to track the progress that has been made. Once again, by completing the survey you will be added to a weekly prize draw. 

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EPPF’s Two-Pot Talk: April 2024

03 May 2024

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We need your beneficiary info in case you pass away while in-service

27 March 2024

Dear In-Service Member

 

We care for you as a member of EPPF. That care extends especially to your loved ones in the event of your death. That’s why it’s important that you let us know your beneficiary information.

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Pensioners and tax season: What to do if you receive more than one income (2024/25 tax year)

27 March 2024

Dear Pensioner 

 

Monthly pension payments are paid by EPPF to pensioners, as well as to the beneficiaries of in-service members or pensioners who have passed away. 

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EPPF’s Two-Pot Talk: FAQ Edition

20 March 2024

Helping EPPF members understand the Two-Pot Retirement System.

 

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Update on Brian Molefe’s appeal effort

19 March 2024

Dear Member,

 

We have an update for you on the matter of Mr Brian Molefe’s court appeal. His application for leave to appeal an earlier court ruling will be heard by a full bench of the Pretoria High Court early next year. 

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Your EPPF recap on the two-pot retirement system

29 February 2024

Dear in-service member

 

2024 is moving along briskly and as EPPF prepares for the two-pot retirement system, it is important that you’re familiar with what is being proposed. Here is a recap of the information that you need to know:

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

16 January 2024

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.  

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A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, EPPF’s Chief Executive & Principal Officer – December 2023

05 December 2023

Dear Member

 

Incredibly, we’re in the final month of 2023. This has been a productive and exciting year for us as EPPF as we continued our endeavours to improve our level of service to you, our valued members. It’s with a joyful heart that I thank you for your ongoing support.

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Pensioners outside SA: Why you may not have received your 2023 pension bonus last week

04 December 2023

Dear International Pensioners

 

EPPF cares for the wellbeing of its pensioners and beneficiaries. That includes being responsible for ensuring we are paying benefits to people we can trace to determine that they are alive. This process is carried out once a year for our pensioners and their beneficiaries who live overseas. We have contacted our pensioners who live overseas three times on the email addresses we have on record to request they provide this proof (evidence of survival) that they have not passed away. 

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EPPF is proud to release its 2022-23 results

17 November 2023

Dear Members and Pensioners

 

It has been a busy and productive year for EPPF’s team as we’ve worked hard to deliver positive results. 

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Update: EPPF’s Two-pot Talk

14 November 2023

Dear in-service member, 

 

EPPF has been closely monitoring developments with the two-pot retirement system. Now that the proposed implementation date has been moved back from 1 March 2024 to 1 March 2025, we’re busy with our processes so we can be ready to serve you as soon as Parliament gives the legislation the go ahead.

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Pensioner Update: Pension Increase and Bonus November 2023

13 November 2023

Dear EPPF Pensioner, 

 

We are pleased to announce the pension increase and discretionary bonus as approved by the EPPF Board.

 

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Coming Soon: EPPF’s Official Facebook Group

18 October 2023

Dear Members and Pensioners

 

Your feedback has always been invaluable to EPPF. Based on your ongoing engagement with us, we know that there’s been a growing need to extend our service channels to include Facebook. That’s why we’re thrilled to let you know that EPPF’s official Facebook group will launch in November 2023. 

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EPPF’s Two-Pot Talk

18 October 2023

Dear In-Service Member

 

The country is about four months away from the expected implementation date of the two-pot retirement system. Based on your enquiries to EPPF, we’ve put together some information to improve your understanding.

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Pensioners outside SA: Submit your Evidence of Survival info or risk your pension benefits being suspended

13 September 2023

Dear International Pensioners

 

This is a final reminder to those pensioners who live outside South Africa to submit proof that they have not passed away. This proof is referred to as Evidence of Survival. If we do not receive this proof by 31 October 2023, we will suspend your pension payment from 1 December 2023 until we receive the required information.  

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In-service Member Update: What the Two-Pot Retirement System Means

11 August 2023

Dear in-service member

 

We’ve put together this explainer to help you understand what the two-pot retirement system means while we continue with member engagement sessions, both online and in-person.

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Member Update: Expect an email or call to rate our service over the last year

26 July 2023

Dear Members and Pensioners

In August last year, we rolled out our Member and Pensioner Satisfaction Survey to find out how we could serve you better. We have worked hard to understand where we could improve and spent much of this year making those improvements. 

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Member Update - 14 July 2023

14 July 2023

Dear Member/Pensioner

 

The EPPF is a proud, 73-year-old organisation, whose reason for existence and purpose is to protect and advance your interests.  As we grow and learn, your interests remain at the core of what we do. At the same time, we recognise, that as one of the largest pension funds in South Africa, the EPPF is a thought leader within the industry.

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Media Release: EPPF leads industry through its Net-Zero commitment

14 July 2023

Johannesburg, 14 July 2023 – The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) is proud to announce its membership to the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance. This is part of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Finance Initiative which brings together industry role players that catalyse action through their work to deliver more sustainable global economies.

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A Message to Pensioners from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer - March 2023

14 March 2023

Dear EPPF Pensioner

 

I want to give you assurance that the EPPF is focused on ensuring the Fund’s interests, and therefore yours as a valued pensioner, are protected. I write to you at a time when our daily news feeds contain reports of natural disasters, social and political upheaval, increasing levels of crime and corruption, infrastructure challenges and rising inflation.

At the EPPF, we’re continuing to navigate these uncertain times with discipline to minimise the negative impact. We’re committed to regular communication with you so you’re aware of matters that are most relevant. 

Here’s a recap of key matters from the past few months.

 

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Pensioners and tax season: What to do if you receive more than one income

07 March 2023

Dear Pensioner 

 

Monthly pension payments are paid by the EPPF to pensioners as well as to the beneficiaries of in-service members or pensioners who have passed away. 

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Rule Amendment 2

15 February 2023

Dear Member,

 

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has registered Rule Amendment 2, which is a change to the consolidated rules that apply to the EPPF. 

 

We’re committed to working in your best interests so we sought approval from the FSCA on three matters which now form part of Rule Amendment 2. We have discussed the matters extensively before our Board of Fund approved them. The FSCA has also recently given us the greenlight to implement the amendment. Here’s what it means for you.

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Member Update January 2023

17 January 2023

The EPPF remains a private pension fund governed by regulation

 

Dear Member

The EPPF notes media reports that Eskom is to be overseen by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy. It is currently overseen by the Department of Public Enterprises. As yet, the EPPF has not received any official communication on this matter. We will engage Eskom through our routine meetings to understand if there are implications.

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A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer - July 2023

12 July 2023

Dear Member/Pensioner

 

Today we had the opportunity to host our peers and industry stakeholders at out inaugural thought leadership session titled Beyond Tomorrow with the EPPF, where we shared our newly-approved Sustainability Investment Policy. This new policy draws on our experience of the past, and consolidates previous policies such as the B-BBEE Policy; Impact Investment Policy; and the Environmental, Social and Governance Policy into one seamless continuum of principle and action. 

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Member Update July 2023 - EPPF Goes Virtual

03 July 2023

Dear In-Service Members, Deferred Members and Pensioners,

 

I hope that you’re warm and well.

 

It’s so hard to believe that three years ago, we were in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. It forced people everywhere to find electronic means of keeping in touch. As you know the EPPF managed to support you effectively and with care throughout this time. Part of that care has seen us looking at how we can get services to you most efficiently. One of those components is correspondence with you via traditional mail using the post office. 

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Member Update April 2023

03 April 2023

EPPF to again oppose Brian Molefe’s appeal effort

Dear Member,

Here’s our latest update on the matter regarding Mr Brian Molefe.

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) will be opposing the former Eskom Chief Executive Officer’s application now that he has been granted leave to appeal a Pretoria High Court decision. 

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A Message to In-Service Members, from the Chief Executive and Principal Officer - March 2023

22 March 2023

Dear In-Service Member

 

I want to give you assurance that the EPPF is focused on ensuring the Fund’s interests, and therefore yours as a valued in-service member, are protected. I say this in the context of what’s going on globally and here in South Africa. Scanning news feeds, headlines are dominated by a gloomy picture. There are natural disasters, political upheaval, as well as the conflict in Europe. At home, we’re dealing with various matters including floods, politics, potholes, loadshedding and rising inflation.

At the EPPF, we’re continuing to navigate these uncertain times with discipline to minimise the negative impact. And we’re committed to regular communication with you so you’re aware of matters that are most relevant. 

Here’s a recap of key matters from the past few months.

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A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer - January 2023

17 January 2023

Dear Member 

 

Happy 2023! I’m excited to wish you and your loved ones all the best for this year. It’s incredible that we’re into the third week of the new year already. I hope that you had the opportunity to relax over the festive season and spend time with friends and family. This December was a lovely departure from the previous two where we were dealing with the pandemic and travel was restricted. 

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A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the EPPF Chief Executive and Principal Officer - November 2022

30 November 2022

Dear Member, 

As the curtain prepares to fall on 2022, I take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support to the EPPF. You have been incredible in giving us feedback during engagements over the last few months. We commit to continuing to listen to what you have to say, explain to you why we do things the way we do, and look at ways of improving the service we deliver to you. 

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Member Update November 2022

16 November 2022

EPPF to oppose Brian Molefe’s latest appeal effort

 

Dear Member, 

 

Please see the latest update on the Brian Molefe pension matter. 

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) will be opposing Mr Brian Molefe’s decision to apply for leave to appeal last month’s Pretoria High Court decision. The court dismissed his application for leave to appeal, with costs, on 12 October 2022. The EPPF confirms that Mr Molefe’s legal team gave notice last week that he will petition the Supreme Court of Appeal for the opportunity to appeal or have the Pretoria court’s decision set aside.

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Pension Increase and Bonus November 2022

14 November 2022

Dear Pensioner,

 

Increase of 4% for all pensions from 1 January 2023

The EPPF Board has approved an increase of 4% for all pensions from 1 January 2023:

  • The increase will reflect in your 1 January 2023 pension.
  • The increase will reflect in your December 2022 payslip.

People who began receiving pensions from 1 January 2022 will receive prorated increases (according to the number of months their pensions have been paid). 

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Member Update October 2022

19 October 2022

Dear Member, 

As promised, please find an additional update on the Brian Molefe pension matter. The EPPF will be issuing a letter of demand to Mr Molefe now that the Pretoria High Court has dismissed his leave to appeal application, with costs.

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Pension Fund Benefits: Actuarial Factors Review 2022

26 September 2022

Dear In-Service and Deferred Members,

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) has valuable information to share with you. 

What is required from you?

Please read the following document carefully. At the end, you will find the details of information-sharing sessions to help you with questions you may have. We have also included our various communication channels should you wish to reach out to us. 

As you may know, the EPPF is a defined benefit fund. This means the EPPF is able to specify how much retirement income employees will get once they retire. Defined benefits rely on actuarial factors in the calculation of the benefit. In your case, the EPPF’s Actuary provides actuarial factors to the Fund, and these are loaded onto the administration system and used whenever a benefit is calculated for a member. 

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Rule Amendment 1

13 September 2022

Dear Member

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has registered Rule Amendment 1, which is a change to the consolidated rules that apply to the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF). 

 

Rule Amendment 1 has implications for two categories of the EPPF’s members:

· Deferred members

· In-service members

 

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Member Update September 2022

07 September 2022

Dear Member, 

As promised, here is an additional update on the Brian Molefe pension matter. The EPPF can confirm that it has repaid the R30 million that was unlawfully paid to it by Eskom in relation to Mr Brian Molefe’s pension matter. This is in line with the Pretoria High Court judgment of 4 July 2022.

You’ll remember the Court ordered both the EPPF and Mr Molefe to repay the money received in respect of the matter. Mr Molefe has sought leave to appeal the decision and has not yet made repayment of nearly R10 million. The appeal process effectively means that the Fund must await the court’s final decision before it can seek to recover the money. The Fund is opposing Mr Molefe’s application to ensure that he adheres to the July court order.

The repayment of the R30 million to Eskom has not been in dispute so the Fund complied with the judgment. 

Chief Executive and Principal Officer Shafeeq Abrahams says the repayment was done in the best interest of our members to ensure compliance with the law. He has added that the Fund remains in a healthy position.

Regards,
Eskom Pension and Provident Fund

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Member Update August 2022

24 August 2022

Dear Member,

The EPPF is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Sonja Saunderson as Chief Investment Officer (CIO), with effect from 1 November 2022.

Saunderson has more than 20 years’ experience in investment management including investment philosophy and processes. 

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Member Update July 2022

27 July 2022

Dear Member,

As promised, here is an update on the Brian Molefe pension matter. The latest is that the EPPF has been notified by its attorneys that Mr Brian Molefe has filed a notice of application for leave to appeal the recent decision of the High Court of South Africa (Gauteng Division, Pretoria). The Fund will be opposing the matter.

In its ruling on 4 July 2022, the High Court directed that Mr Molefe must pay back benefits that were unlawfully received from the Fund. This was a result of the EPPF taking legal action against Mr Molefe to compel him to pay back the money in line with the original court judgment from 2018. Mr Molefe resisted making payment by unsuccessfully appealing the 2018 judgment up to the Constitutional Court in 2019.

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Member Update July 2022

05 July 2022

Dear Member,


We have committed to keeping you informed on the Brian Molefe pension matter. The latest is that the High Court of South Africa (Gauteng Division, Pretoria) handed down a ruling yesterday following the hearing in March this year. You will remember the EPPF took legal action against Mr Molefe to compel him to pay back the money in line with the original court judgment from 2018. Mr Molefe had appealed the matter all the way to the Constitutional Court in 2019. Yesterday’s ruling means Mr Molefe will have to pay back as directed by the court.
 

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Member Update June 2022

06 June 2022

Dear Member,

You will have no doubt read about capital market volatility and how its effects are being felt across the world. In this Explainer, our Investment Management Unit, takes you through why, for a long-term investor like the Fund, there is no need to adjust its investment positioning for short-term market volatility. 

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Member Update March 2022

18 March 2022

Dear Member, 

As promised, we’d like to share an update regarding the Brian Molefe matter. 

The EPPF was at the North Gauteng High Court where the matter regarding the amount owed to the Fund by Mr. Molefe was heard. After the two-day session the Judge has reserved his ruling on the matter. The EPPF is pleased that the matter has now been heard and look forward to its conclusion once the court delivers its judgement. 

We are unable to provide any other details on the matter at this stage until the court delivers judgement. This will be shared with the members and pensioners as soon as it is delivered. 

Should you have any queries, please contact eppfcommunications@eppf.co.za .  

Regards,
 
Eskom Pension and Provident Fund

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Message from the Chief Executive and Principal Officer

15 March 2022

Dear Member, 

 

I write to you at a time when the world at large, and South Africa in particular, is making steady progress in its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. However, global optimism has somewhat waned, and increased levels of uncertainty and volatility have in recent weeks come to the fore. This is largely due to the Russian-Ukrainian war and its impact on global markets - the oil price in particular; inflationary pressures and responding increases in interest rates; changes to legislation and regulations governing pension funds in South Africa, and closer to home, the ongoing Eskom unbundling. 

As the Fund, we are monitoring and assessing these developments, and continue to take the necessary steps, as required, to protect and/or advance the interests of the Fund and its members and pensioners. 

In the interim, and keeping with our spirit of accountability, I thought I should provide you a brief update on some of the Fund’s activities for the six months period ended 31 December 2021. 

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Pensioner Tax Update

10 March 2022

Dear Pensioner,

 

ALL THINGS TAX RELATED

 

As part of our ongoing efforts to keep our pensioners informed, the EPPF would like to provide you with an update around certain tax-related changes which is being implemented in 2022, which may have an impact on you. 

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EPPF appoints new Chief Financial Officer

28 January 2022

Dear Members,

 

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (“the Fund”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Thandie Mashego as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) with effect from 1 February 2022. This follows the appointment of the then CFO, Shafeeq Abrahams, to the role of Chief Executive and Principal Officer last year. 

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Member Update - January 2022

27 January 2022

Dear Member/Pensioner,

As part of our continued efforts to keep you informed, the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) would like to provide you with the latest information on certain matters relating to the Fund. We would like to thank the members and pensioners for engaging us on these and other matters and for ensuring that the Fund remains accountable and sustainable.

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Eskom splits off transmission division

21 December 2021

Dear Member/Pensioner,

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund acknowledges the announcement that power utility Eskom put out on Monday, 20 December 2021, where it stated that it had executed the separation of its transmission division, subject to certain conditions, in line with its restructuring plan.

Eskom said in its statement that under the plan, its generation and transmission units had to be separated by the end of December 2021 and the distribution division by December 2022. It said this remained subject to conditions, including obtaining the applicable consents from creditors but the statement did not elaborate on other conditions or the progress of the separation of its generation unit.

The Fund wishes to confirm that this announcement has no immediate implications on the Fund and pension arrangements of members and pensioners. The current arrangements will continue as usual. Our leadership team is engaging with Eskom on this process. We will communicate any further updates to members as and when new information becomes available. 

Eskom Pension and Provident Fund

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2021 Integrated Report

18 December 2021

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF or the Fund) is honoured to share this year’s Integrated annual report. The report provides transparent, succinct and material information about our performance during the year, and how this contributed to creating and sustaining value for our stakeholders. 

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Message from the Chief Executive

19 November 2021

Dear Member,

In one of my earlier communique issued in May this year, I indicated that as the EPPF we “aim to sharpen our focus on our relationship with you, the member, as well as the value we deliver to you. Of importance, is how we communicate and engage with you, as well as how our investment and operational activities respond to your needs in a timely, efficient, effective and empathetic way.”

As 2021 draws to a close, I would like to take the opportunity to update you on the progress the Fund has made in this regard, in what has been a turbulent time. The COVID-19 pandemic presented the Fund with a set of unprecedented and challenging circumstances. Nevertheless, through our digital platforms, we have managed to meet with approximately 5,800 members where we not only shared the Fund’s performance information but also had the opportunity to listen to the concerns of our members. Members have expressed concerns about the safety of their retirement savings, lower than expected annual pensioner increases as well as the lack of access to and engagement with the Fund. We have paid attention and endeavoured to address the issues raised.

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Member Update - October 2021

26 October 2021

Dear Member/Pensioner,

 

In an effort to keep you updated and informed, we would like to provide the latest information on several matters relating to the Fund. We also want to thank the members and pensioners who participated in our digital engagements – those sessions were very productive and the level of engagement was noteworthy. 

The Fund also recently conducted Member Satisfaction research where members and pensioners provided feedback on their member experience. Thank you to those members who participated in the research – we will be putting together a programme to ensure that we improve our service based on your feedback.

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EPPF’s Digital Transformation Journey

20 October 2021

Dear Pensioner/Member,

The EPPF is introducing WhatsApp and USSD functionalities for EPPF members and pensioners with mobile devices. From Wednesday, 13 October 2021, the Fund is changing how it connects and services its members and pensioners with an omni-channel, self-service approach.

SERVICES AND SUPPORT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

WhatsApp and USSD are widely used by companies from banking to information centres. The Fund intends to use these channels to provide services and support to all our members and pensioners. The platforms have been designed to simplify accessing information, interaction, and communication between the Fund and its pensioners.

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Congratulations to all our winners

05 October 2021

It is not too late for you to win big – download the app and win!

 

The EPPF has been running an exciting competition in the EPPF Mobile App promotion where participants stand a chance to win amazing weekly prizes and gain one entry into the final draw for the iPhone 12 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphones grand prizes.

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THE ENHANCED EPPF MOBILE APP FINALLY HERE!

22 September 2021

Dear Member/Pensioner,

 

THE ENHANCED EPPF MOBILE APP FINALLY HERE!

Our enhanced mobile app is now live. To celebrate this, we have an exciting competition that will help you get acquainted with the enhancements to the mobile app. Find out how the mobile app can help you with access information at your fingertips by clicking here to watch our introduction video.

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Amended Fund Rules

13 August 2021

Dear Member/ Pensioner,

 

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (“EPPF” or “the Fund”) has amended its Fund Rules, effective 1 April 2021. The Rules were amended and submitted to the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (the “FSCA”) in the first quarter of 2021, and the FCSA has subsequently approved the Rules. 

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Update: Impact of recent social unrest

28 July 2021

Dear Member/Pensioner,

 

As a significant institutional investor within the South African economy, The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (“EPPF” or “the Fund”), has been closely monitoring the impact of the recent social unrest which has sadly led to a loss of numerous lives and damage to a significant number of properties.

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EPPF Operations - impact of protests

13 July 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic and the various stages of lockdown, the Eskom Pension and Pension Fund (‘EPPF’ or ‘the Fund’) has focused on ensuring minimal disruption to our operations so that we continue to serve our members and pensioners.

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2021 Tax Certificate re-issue

08 July 2021

Dear Pensioner,

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund ("the Fund") distributed your electronic tax certificate for the 2021 Tax Year on 1 July 2021.

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Scam alert warning

26 May 2021

Please be aware that a fraudulent message has been circulated to EPPF pensioners claiming that some members have won prizes in a competition run by the EPPF.

The EPPF is currently not running any competitions for pensioners or any member group. The Fund will always communicate clearly if there is a competition, we would like you to take part in.

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EPPF Message from the Chief Executive and Principal Officer

21 May 2021

Dear Member/Pensioner,
 

As we draw deeper into the Winter, and having completed my first full month as Chief Executive and Principal Officer of the EPPF, I wish to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude for the overwhelming messages of support from you, the Fund’s most important stakeholder.

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MEMBER UPDATE – APRIL 2021

29 April 2021

Dear Member/Pensioner

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) would like to provide the latest information on several matters relating to the Fund.

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EPPF appoints new Chief Executive and Principal Officer

31 March 2021

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) Board would like to take this opportunity to bid farewell to an exemplary leader and welcome an able successor.

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Member Update: Business Maverick reporting

10 February 2021

Dear Member,

We communicated previously that the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund ("the EPPF" or "the Fund") had been the subject of a series of negative reports by the Business Maverick over the past twelve months.

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2020 Integrated Report

15 December 2020

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF or the Fund) is honoured to present this year's Integrated report themed "70 years of caring, value and investment".

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2021 Pensioner increase and bonus

30 November 2020

Each year the Board of Trustees ("the Board") of the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund ("the EPPF" or "the Fund") determines an annual pension increase, in accordance with the Fund's pension increase policy.

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Member Update: EPPF’s digital transformation journey

07 October 2020

Latest developments on the new system

Our new administration system has now been in operation since May 2020.

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UPDATE – BUSINESS MAVERICK REPORTING ON EPPF SANCTIONED BY PRESS COUNCIL

10 September 2020

The Business Maverick has published several damaging articles about the Fund since January 2020, making various allegations against it.

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Announcement: COVID-19 relief special bonus for EPPF pensioners

24 June 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic, which started as a global health crisis, has also become a global economic crisis. There have been more than 97 000 confirmed cases of the virus in South Africa so far, and the consequences have been far-reaching for the country's economy.

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Announcement - Eskom Employee Benefits department

22 May 2020

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund ("EPPF" or "the Fund") has been advised by Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd ("Eskom") that the Employee Benefits department has been closed. The department previously assisted EPPF pensioners with compulsory death benefit and top-up medical aid queries.

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EPPF changes to new pension administration system

06 May 2020

 

Advanced digital solutions are constantly improving the delivery of services to customers in every aspect of daily life.

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UPDATE: EPPF OPERATIONS DURING THE 21 DAY NATIONAL LOCKDOWN AS A RESULT OF COVID-19

25 March 2020

On 23 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced drastic measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) - including a nationwide lockdown for 21 days with effect from midnight on Thursday, 26 March to Thursday 16 April 2020.

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2019 PENSIONER INCREASE AND BONUS

28 November 2019

Each year the Board of Trustees ("the Board") of the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund ("the EPPF" or "the Fund") determines an annual pension increase, in accordance with the Fund's pension increase policy.

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Employee Profile: meet Tetelo Mabona

23 October 2019

Position: Investment Analyst  

“The recipe behind my success is always being ready to grasp opportunities that present themselves,” says Tetelo Mabona, Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) investment analyst.

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Appointment of Ms Linda Mateza as EPPF Chief Executive and Principal Officer

26 August 2019

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Linda Mateza as the new EPPF Chief Executive and Principal Officer.

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Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) appoints first-ever female Chief Executive and Principal Officer

24 April 2018

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) is proud to announce the appointment of the first-ever female Chief Executive in the history of the Fund.

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Bonus and Pension Increase Announcement

17 November 2017

Each year the Board of Trustees (“the Board”) of the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (“the EPPF” or “the Fund”) determines an annual pension increase, in accordance with the Fund’s pension increase policy.

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Update: Unauthorised Debit Orders

17 November 2017

There have been some developments with regards to the unauthorised debit orders that affected some EPPF Pensioners around 31 May 2017.

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Meet your new EPPF Board Members

20 June 2024

Dear Members

 

I’m privileged to lead the Fund in its new chapter where we’re again committing to super serving you through our EPPF 2.0 Strategy. The team is busy wrapping up work for the 2023/24 financial year and this has coincided with the appointment of our new board, with effect from 1 June 2024.

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A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer – Final reminder to vote for your new Board of Trustees

09 February 2024

Dear Member

 

You’re reminded that there are just three days left for you to cast your ballot for the EPPF Board of Trustee elections. The voting window will close on Monday, 12 February 2024 at 16:00. 

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A Message from Shafeeq Abrahams, the Chief Executive and Principal Officer – Reminder to vote for your new Board of Trustees

02 February 2024

Dear Member

 

There are just 10 days left for you to cast your ballot for the EPPF Board of Trustee elections as voting ends on 12 February 2024 at 16:00.

 

Voting is simple and will take a few minutes of your time. It’s important that you have a say on the new board members who’ll be selected to represent your interests as the term of the current board will end in May this year. To ensure a free and fair process, the independent KDBS Consulting is overseeing the election. 

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Board of Trustee Elections

22 September 2023

Dear Members and Pensioners

EPPF members and pensioners elect a Board of Trustees every four years to help steer the Fund. The Board has the important responsibility of looking after your pension benefits and ensuring that the Fund is administered in an economically and administratively sound manner.

The term of the current Board will come to an end on 31 May 2024 and elections for the new Board have kicked off with the nomination process. To ensure a free and fair election, an independent body (KDBS Consulting) is overseeing the election process. 

Feel free to direct all your election-related queries to KDBS 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
  • Sending an email to eppfelection@kdbs.co.za.

The nominations window will close at 16:30 on 6 October 2023. You can visit EPPF’s  elections website at www.eppfelection.co.za to get more information.

Look out for future communication from EPPF and KDBS as the elections progress. 


Kind regards
The EPPF team

Member Update August 2022

24 August 2022

Dear Member,

The EPPF is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Sonja Saunderson as Chief Investment Officer (CIO), with effect from 1 November 2022.

Saunderson has more than 20 years’ experience in investment management including investment philosophy and processes. 

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NEW EPPF BOARD APPOINTMENTS

28 July 2020

I am pleased to announce the appointment of the Fund's new Chairman and Board of Trustees whose term of office started on 1 July 2020. The EPPF is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of 14 members, which include employer-appointed, member-elected, and pensioner-elected members. 

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Trustee Elections 2019/20 results announcement

15 April 2020

The below communication has been revised to correctly reflect that elected trustees represent the interests of all members.

 

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (the "EPPF" or "Fund") is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of 14 Board Members, seven of whom must be elected by members and pensioners of the Fund.

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Trustee Elections : Voting phase

06 January 2020

Dear Member/Pensioner

On 2 January 2020, the voting phase of the EPPF Trustee Elections commenced.

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Trustee Elections 2019/20

04 June 2019

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (the "EPPF" or "Fund") is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of 14 Board Members, seven of whom must be elected by members and pensioners of the Fund.

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Board announcement to stakeholders

22 January 2019

It is with regret that the Board announces that Ms Nopasika Lila has resigned as Chief Executive and Principal Officer of the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund.

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EPPF’s response on the topic of prescribed assets

13 March 2024

EPPF notes recent media reports on the issue of prescribed assets. In its election manifesto, the governing party states that it will “engage and direct financial institutions to invest a portion of their funds in industrialisation, infrastructure development and the economy, through prescribed assets.” It’s important to note that this proposal does not reflect the position of Government as yet, and has not gone through the necessary legislative processes. However, we recognise the matter is important to our members.

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EPPF INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE UPDATE (Q3, 2022)

14 November 2022

FUND PERFORMANCE TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2022

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How EPPF members are helping job sustainability

09 May 2022

The EPPF believes that social and economic stability is a key dependency for pension funds to function optimally and be able to pay benefits to members. Key to this is job creation which is a catalyst for economic growth.

 

South African Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) represent most businesses and employ most of our workforce. It is in this context that the EPPF is proud to announce the launch of a debt fund designed for SMEs. The South African SME Debt Fund will be managed by Sanlam Investments, following its appointment as the external fund manager.  The debt fund seeks to help SMEs with high growth potential and stable business strategies through loans priced at a maximum interest rate of prime with an equity upside to yield a further 5% return. The loans can be repaid within a maximum period of 60 months. The EPPF committed R350 million to the investment pool while Sanlam made a co-investment of R50 million. 

 

“The EPPF recognises that it operates within an environment with many social challenges. We believe the EPPF has a role to play in social and economic transformation in the country. In line with the EPPF’s purpose to help prepare our members – and the South African economy at large – for a better financial future, we are pleased to launch this debt fund to assist SMEs,” explains Shafeeq Abrahams, Chief Executive and Principal Officer at the EPPF. 

 

The debt fund will prioritise businesses that have been in existence for at least three years and have shown signs of profitability before the COVID-19 pandemic. It will prioritise businesses in the manufacturing and agro-processing sectors, among other criteria. 

 

For more information about the SA SME Debt Fund, e-mail: institutional@sanlaminvestments.com

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The EPPF partners with Equites Property Fund in logistics deal

14 October 2021

The Fund's investment strategy is approved by the Board of Trustees on an annual basis and is described in the Fund's Investment Policy Statement (“IPS”), which is reviewed by the Board and the financial regulators (i.e., Financial Sector Conduct Authority) annually. 

The Trustees continually analyse the performance of the Fund and regularly review the strategy to ensure it remains relevant during the prevailing market and economic environments, noting however that saving for retirement is a long-term goal and therefore the focus tends to be on the long term. 

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The Minimum Individual Reserve (MIR) explained

11 October 2021

Dear Member,

Due to the high number of queries received in recent weeks, we have compiled this communication to explain how the withdrawal benefit calculation works. We explain how the Minimum Individual Reserve (MIR) works, how it is impacted by the Earnings Yield, as well as how the calculation is done.

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EPPF INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE UPDATE (Q1, 2021)

11 May 2021

The Fund’s assets have been growing in a stable way, with all months in the first quarter of 2021 registering positive gains when compared to the previous month.

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IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND THE RATINGS DOWNGRADE ON THE EPPF INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO

03 April 2020

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RESPONSE TO MEDIA ARTICLE ON EPPF’S INVESTMENT IN MPANDE PROPERTY FUND

02 March 2020

The
Fund has a sound investment decision-making process that requires that
investment proposals are approved (or declined) by the Strategic Investment Committee
(“SIC”), which reports to the Board of Trustees (“the Board”).

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EPPF calls for asset owners to promote transformation at the third EPPF Transformation Breakfast

14 June 2019

The third Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) Transformation Breakfast was successfully hosted at Summer Place in Hyde Park, Johannesburg, on 13 June 2019.

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The EPPF Transformation Breakfast

19 July 2018

The EPPF Transformation Breakfast was held on the 23rd March 2018 at Summer Place in Hyde Park.

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EPPF’s Affordable Housing Investment to Positively Impact SA’s Development

01 September 2017

The EPPF is pleased to announce that on 8 April 2014 it signed an agreement to commit R100m to International Housing Solutions (IHS) as part of the financing for a project to build 20 000 affordable homes across South Africa.

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EPPF’s Two-Pot Talk: April 2024

03 May 2024

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Update on Brian Molefe’s appeal effort

19 March 2024

Dear Member,

 

We have an update for you on the matter of Mr Brian Molefe’s court appeal. His application for leave to appeal an earlier court ruling will be heard by a full bench of the Pretoria High Court early next year. 

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Rule Amendment 1

13 September 2022

Dear Member

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has registered Rule Amendment 1, which is a change to the consolidated rules that apply to the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF). 

 

Rule Amendment 1 has implications for two categories of the EPPF’s members:

· Deferred members

· In-service members

 

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Member Regulatory Update: Regulation 28 Amendments

21 February 2022

Dear Member,

 

In this bulletin, we share an update regarding previous announcements around the proposed Regulation 28 changes which is currently being reported in the media.

Speaking at his State of the Nation debate in parliament recently, Deputy Finance Minister David Masondo mentioned that National Treasury is targeting to gazette the Regulation 28 amendments before the end of February 2022. 

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Member regulatory update: Release of the Two Retirement Reform Discussion

15 December 2021

Dear Member,

 

In this bulletin, we provide an update on the long-awaited discussion paper on retirement reform containing the much talked about “Two pot” retirement system which was published by National Treasury on 14 December 2021. In summary the discussion paper is about the Treasury’s proposals for a two-pot retirement system to cater for preservation and access to retirement funds in cases of financial need.

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Withdrawal of retirement savings by active members

29 July 2021

Dear Member,

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (“EPPF” or “the Fund”) is aware of media reports published where the Finance Minister, 

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Member Regulatory Update

22 April 2021

Dear Member,

In this bulletin, we share some changes and draft regulatory changes that may be of interest to you.

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EPPF and Global ASP matter

28 April 2020

Global ASP is the current systems provider to EPPF, providing the core administration, data and accounting systems to EPPF (Pension Administration System) under an 8-year contract which expires on 30 April 2020.

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EPPF Member/Pensioner Update - Message from the Chairman

01 February 2020

Dear Members and Pensioners

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund ("EPPF" or "the Fund") is a self-administered defined benefit pension fund that has approximately 80,000 members (active members and pensioners).

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Media report on EPPF administration

10 January 2020

Dear Members and Pensioners,

We hope you enjoyed the festive season and wish you a prosperous 2020.

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Former Eskom GCEO pension pay-out update

23 December 2019

Dear Members and Pensioners

In recent months, the matter of the former Eskom GCEO pension pay-out has been garnering extensive media coverage.

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Supreme Court of Appeal ruling on former Eskom GCEO pension pay-out case

07 May 2019

The matter of the pension pay-out of the former Eskom GCEO, Mr Brian Molefe, has been ongoing since early 2017 when the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (“EPPF” or “the Fund”) was cited as the respondent in a matter brought by Solidarity against Eskom.

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THE POSITION OF THE FUND ON PRESCRIBED ASSETS

27 March 2019

In its election manifesto, the governing party outlined a plan to “investigate the introduction of prescribed assets on financial institutions’ funds to mobilise funds within a regulatory framework for socially productive investments (including housing, infrastructure for social and economic development and township and village economy) and job creation while considering the risk profiles of the affected entities”.

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High court ruling on former Eskom GCEO pension pay-out case

08 February 2018

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (“EPPF” or “the Fund”) was cited as the 5th Respondent in a matter brought by Solidarity against Eskom.

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Impact of Steinhoff International on the EPPF

07 December 2017

Background

The dramatic collapse of the share price of Steinhoff International ("SNH" or "Steinhoff") since last Friday, 1 December 2017, has been very topical.

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Advice: Take a stand against fraud and protect yourself

23 November 2017

Fraud is a big concern in the retirement fund industry, costing millions and leaving victims frustrated and in other cases even destitute having been swindled off lots of money.

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Update: Former Eskom GCEO pension pay-out

17 November 2017

Update: Former Eskom GCEO pension pay-out

17 November 2017

As you may have observed in the media, on 20 October this year, the EPPF (‘Fund’) appeared before Parliament’s Public Enterprises Committee which has been tasked with the  Inquiry into alleged state capture at 3 State-Owned Enterprises (the SOEs).

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EPPF hosts PEWIN breakfast roundtable

04 October 2019

Bonus and Pension Increase Announcement 2018

27 November 2018

EPPF COVID19 (CORONAVIRUS) MEMBER UPDATE

18 March 2020

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