Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedSouth Africa First semester 2012 (Off-campus block of classes)
South Africa First semester 2012 (On-campus block of classes)
South Africa Summer semester B 2012 (Day)


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. develop an understanding of the management of retirement funds by boards of management
  2. develop the capacity to analyse the fiduciary duties of trustees
  3. explain the constraints of investments of retirement benefits
  4. develop a comprehensive understanding of the operational issues of retirement funds including amendments to funds, dissolution, amalgamation and transfers.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Contact hours

3 hours per week