Media Releases

2020 Media Releases

ASISA welcomes the public consultation process on the classification of inward listed instruments

26 November 2020

Following the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) Speech on 28 October 2020 by Minister Tito Mboweni, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) issued Exchange Control Circular 15/2020. 

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New regulations to further ease exchange controls have been misrepresented

24 November 2020

The decision by National Treasury to phase out the concept of formal emigration by 28 February 2021 with the aim of further easing exchange controls has unfortunately been misrepresented... read more

Creating “green” jobs in partnership with the Green Outcomes Fund

17 November 2020

The Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) initiative of the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA) has made its first “green” investments in line with the requirements of South Africa’s new Green Outcomes Fund (GOF). read more

Beneficiaries of fully underwritten life policies receive R16.7 billion in death benefits in 2019

7 October 2020

South African life insurers paid 99% of all claims against fully underwritten individual life policies in 2019 to a value of R16.7 billion. read more

ASISA: Threat of prescription is overstated

6 October 2020

The Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA) has taken note of the most recent attempt by the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) to once again draw ASISA members into the prescription debate. read more

It pays to understand your total tax liability if you have multiple sources of income

29 September 2020

South African taxpayers with different sources of income are often shocked when they discover at the end of the tax year that pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) deductions did not cover their tax liabilities. read more

Policyholders benefit from R230 billion in claims and benefit payments during Covid-19

15 September 2020

South African life insurers provided more than 458 000 policyholders with premium relief assistance to the value of over R1 billion between March and July this year.read more

Local CIS industry records historic net quarterly inflows of R88 billion

17 August 2020

Undeterred by the Covid-19 induced market volatility, investors committed R88 billion in net inflows to local Collective Investment Scheme (CIS) portfolios during the second quarter of this year. read more

Beware of get-rich-quick schemes in tough economic times

22 July 2020

If it sounds too good to be true, you can safely assume that it probably is, says Leon Campher, CEO of the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA).read more

ASISA commits to B4SA compact for economic recovery

10 July 2020

The Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA) and its members are firmly committed to the new social and economic compact being forged between. read more

Use temporary living annuity drawdown flexibility wisely, cautions ASISA

02 June 2020

The temporary easing yesterday of living annuity drawdown regulations by National Treasury has been welcomed by the Association for Savings and Investment (ASISA), but with a cautionary to living annuity policyholders. read more

Investors commit R23 billion to local CIS portfolios in the first quarter, but avoid equities

26 May 2020

The local Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) industry reported net inflows of R23 billion. read more

Policyholders urged to apply for premium relief rather than allowing debit orders to bounce

23 April 2020

The Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA) is urging policyholders unable. read more

How the COVID-19 lockdown impacts on buying life cover

30 March 2020

The long-term insurance members of the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA) support a. read more

Life insurers have the reserve buffers to withstand COVID-19 fallout

26 March 2020

The South African life insurance industry has more than double the legally required reserve. read more

Life insurers and investment companies promise uninterrupted service during COVID-19 lockdown

25 March 2020

The Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA) and its members commend. read more

If you exit your unit trust portfolios now, you lock in your losses

19 March 2020

When stock markets crash and bad news just keeps on coming from all corners of the globe. read more

SA investors shy away from equities in 2019 unlike their international peers

25 February 2020

The local Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) industry reported strong net inflows of R123.2 billion. read more

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ASISA ESD

The ASISA ESD Fund publishes a Quarterly Update Report which showcases the ASISA ESD Fund’s quarterly highlights communicating key achievements and milestones

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ASISA Foundation

The ASISA Foundation publishes a quarterly newsletter to keep stakeholders close to various engagements. Below is a list of documents which provide some insights into the work of the ASISA Foundation and the consumer financial education landscape

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ASISA Academy

The ASISA Academy publishes a monthly Newsflash which is a summary of the highlights from our courses over the past month