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NOTICE TO ELECT TWO TRUSTEES TO GEPF BOARD
NOTICE OF THE PROCESS TO ELECT TWO TRUSTEES TO THE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES PENSION FUND BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Notice is hereby given of the election process, in terms of the rules of the Government Employees Pension Fund, for:

• a pensioner member trustee and substitute trustee; and

• an active member trustee and substitute trustee representing the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and State Security Agency (SSA)

The term of office of both trustees will be four (4) years. The period will begin on the date of the first meeting of the new Board of Trustees.

The elections are scheduled to take place between November 2017 and March 2018. The election process is independently managed by The Elexions Agency.

CANDIDATE NOMINATION

Nomination Instructions accompanied by a letter from the Principal Executive Officer has been sent to all pensioner members and active members employed by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and State Security Agency (SSA). Nomination packs are also available on the GEPF’s website: www.gepf.co.za, The Elexions Agency Offices on 0800 55 66 73 or by email at elections@gepf.co.za.

Candidate nominations must be submitted using the prescribed nomination form and must reach The Elexions Agency on or before 12h00 on 15 December 2017. Nominations received after the deadline will not be considered.

Nomination forms must be marked for the attention of: The Returning Officer, GEPF 2017 Board of Trustees Elections and may be returned through any of the following methods:

• Fax: 086 428 1356

• Email: elections@gepf.co.za

• Post: P O Box 3318, HOUGHTON, 2041 or Business Reply Envelope which is prepaid.

VOTING

Voting for the qualifying candidates will be conducted between January and March 2018. Detailed information on the voting rules and procedure will be communicated to all nearer to the commencement date of the voting process.

FURTHER ENQUIRIES

The election process is independently managed by The Elexions Agency. All enquiries pertaining to the election must be directed to Ms Bontle Mpakanyane on 0800 55 66 73 or email: elections@gepf.co.za.
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GEPF amend benefit rules for Members
In its endeavor to improve the benefits of member and pensioners, the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the improvement of the funeral and discharge benefit effective from 1 October 2017.

The improvement to the funeral benefit for a GEPF member or pensioner, whose pension either commenced on or after 1 December 2002 or prior to 1 December 2002 and is still alive as at 1 April 2012, the funeral benefit payable upon death of such a member or pensioner and/ his or her spouse and/or eligible children and/or stillborn will be as follows, current amounts are in brackets:

• In a case of a member or pensioner funeral benefit payable is R15 000 (R7 500)

• In a case of a spouse funeral benefit payable is R15 000 (R7 500)

• In a case of eligible child funeral benefit payable is R6 000 (R3 000) per child

• While in a case of a stillborn funeral benefit payable is R6 000 (R3 000) per stillborn, provided that a child was born after 26 weeks of pregnancy who shows no signs of life. If the child was deliberately terminated, a funeral benefit is not payable.

The improvement to the discharge benefit is that if a member has less than 10 years of pensionable service and is discharged for the following reasons:

• Medical reasons ( not of their own doing)

• When jobs are abolished, reduced, re –organised or restructured due to operational requirements

• To promote the efficiency of the department

• When the President or the Premier appoints the member to another position

• When injured on duty; or

• Incapability not as a results of own doing

The discharge benefit will be consistent with and not less than the resignation benefit effective from 1 October 2017.

Principal Executive Officer, Abel Sithole said that “these amendments will make a significant difference in our members, pensioners and beneficiaries’ lives. These changes also attest to the fact that the Fund is well managed. Sithole points out that the employer, members and pensioners do not have to make any additional contributions for these benefit improvements. He concluded by saying that the wellbeing of all GEPF members and pensioners is the reason why the Fund exists”.

Members or pensioners who claimed for these benefits before 1 October 2017 will receive payment according to the previous rules. If their claims are effective on or after 1 October 2017 they will receive their benefits payment according to the new rules. Members and pensioners must note that the claim processes and the documentation that is required to claim these benefits has not changed and remains the same.

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