The Retirement Matters Committee is responsible for support and development linked to retirement and related funds, including retirement elements of National Social Security.

The committee is responsible for dealing with issues relating to retirement and related funds, including retirement elements of National Social Security.

The committee has set the following objectives:

  • Actively support the development of actuarial practice in the area of Retirement Matters through the Actuarial Society’s education, CPD, standard setting, public policy and research activities.
  • Actively identify and promote opportunities for members working in the practice area and facilitate communication, discussion and liaison within the profession on relevant topics.
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of the Actuarial Society from the perspective of the practice area and, in so doing, to support the Actuarial Society brand promise of “thought leadership”.

The majority of members of the committee are required to be currently active in the relevant practice area.

Committee Member Position
Stephen Walker Chair
Joanna Combrink Vice-chair
Andreas Michael
Andrea Bezuidenhout
Anton Nel
Coral Van Zyl
Corné Heymans
Costa Economou
Géran Smith
Goodness Musandiwa Secretary
Giulia Tognon
Henré Prinsloo
Jeanine Astrup
Peter Theunissen
Marius du Toit
Michael de Villiers
Natasha Huggett-Henchie
Niel Fourie
Niel Gerryts
Sean Neethling
Subedra Reddy


Visit the past presentations webpage  for Retirement Matters papers and presentations from past professional events of the Actuarial Society.

Refer to Standards of Practice and Guidance Notes HERE

Please refer to the Practice Area Activities for details on committee activities and events.

Valuators of retirement funds are required to hold valid practicing certificates , issued by the Actuarial Society, and to be approved as valuators by the Financial Services Board.
Professional guidance:

Series 200 – Retirement Matters Standards of Actuarial Practice and Advisory Practice Notes

Please refer to the document archive for relevant documents.

You can contact the Retirement Matters Committee: