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Payment of divorce benefits to the former spouse upon divorce and changes brought by the South African government employees pension law amendment bill, 2011

Authors
  • Nevondwe, Lufuno1
  • Rapatsa, Mashele
  • Matloga, Nicholas
  • 1 School of Law, University of Limpopo, Department of Mercantile and Labour Law, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa , Pretoria (South Africa)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pensions: An International Journal
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication Date
May 28, 2012
Volume
17
Issue
2
Pages
94–102
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1057/pm.2012.8
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

This article analyses the laws relating to the payment of divorce benefits to the former spouse upon divorce and recent amendments to the South African Government Employees Pension Law Amendment Bill. It will further evaluate the payment of divorce benefits before and after the Bill. It will further analyse the definition of pension interest with specific reference to relevant statutory provisions and case laws jurisprudence. It will also finally clarify whether between the member spouse and former spouse, who is responsible to pay tax upon divorce.

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