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The IRFA Statement on Covid-19

Since December last year most of us looked at the Chinese government as it was managing the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan in Hubei Province and the country as a whole.

Whilst no new cases have been reported in China as of the 20th of March 2020, the rest of the world seems to be experiencing the full impact of the pandemic. With many countries in full lockdown, we as South Africa have been assured by our Cabinet that the Department of Health is doing all to curb the spread of the virus. The Institute of Retirement Funds Africa (IRFA) is working closely with other institutions and members in our sector to ensure that we are responding effectively to the Covid-19 outbreak as guided by our government.

In order to contain and manage the pandemic, we are putting the necessary measures in place in support of the efforts that have been pronounced by our government. We will continue to closely monitor the guidelines given by the government.

As we continue to monitor the situation, we have agreed as the Executive of the IRFA to keep the dates of the 2020 conference as they are (6-8 September 2020). We are mindful of the current situation as it stands, and we will also be reviewing our training workshops that have been organised jointly with ASISA and STANLIB and will keep our members informed.

Our ongoing meetings with our members and stakeholders will be conducted through teleconference and other available tools. For any inquiries, please contact our reception at 011 450 1670 or email Please visit our website for any updates, as we continue to work together in support of the government initiatives on managing the pandemic.




Enos Ngutshane

IRFA President

2nd Floor Leppan House, No 1 Skeen Boulevard, Bedfordview 2008

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