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Making retirement and risk benefits accessible

President Ramaphosa believes that the growth of our economy will be sustained by small businesses. How can corporate South Africa help SMME’s to overcome the challenges that they face, including the provision of crucial benefits for employees in this vital sector?   The cash flow strain…

Introducing Advocate Thulare

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Advocate Matome Thulare as an Independent Consultant to Salt EB. Working in the key Legal, Risk and Compliance arena, Matome will help us to enhance operational efficiencies while improving the skill sets of our company. We are…

ROOtZ launch in the media!

The launch of the first ROOtZ in Philippi Village was welcomed by the community and stakeholders in equipping and developing the youth with skills and career guidance in a safe and enabling environment. Please visit the Cape Argus / IOL link for the media article….

Fund training in Mpumalanga

Meeting our Transport Sector Road Freight members. Our fund training roadshow took us to Mpumalanga to meet with our Transport Sector Road Freight members. The team filled the members in on how to make use of – and benefit from – the revolutionary Counselor Benefit…

Empowering our members

Training members on funds and benefits. Did you know that only 3% of South Africans have sufficient pension savings to live comfortably off them in retirement? Our goal at SALT EB is to put the power in the hands of our members, with all the…

We travel far and wide

Convenient “mobile offices”. Our mobile team of employee benefit educators travel far and wide to meet our fund members where they are, in whichever way is most convenient for them. Much of this is made possible by our “mobile offices” – vans that are fitted…

Bringing back smiles

Listening to members “Working in the field is not always easy. The people we meet, including fund members, union officials, and even employers are at times angry and suspicious of us. In those moments, the key is to just listen, listen, and listen some more…

On the road with Tandiwe!

“Our roadshow programmes are so important because the number one challenge we encounter is a lack of knowledge about how the funds operate and what rights and benefits the members are entitled to. Very often the workers have not had time to read through informational…

Nominating your dependents for unapproved group life and funeral benefits

Following changes to the Insurance Act, the definition of ‘beneficiary’ has been amended and employees may no longer determine beneficiaries in the absence of a Nomination of Beneficiary Form for Unapproved Group Life and Funeral Benefits. It is therefore important for members to complete a Nomination of…

The smile behind the emoji

Salt EB’s culture is based on Going The Extra Smile, quite refreshing for a serious but very human player in South Africa’s pension fund administration sector. Salt EB has 620 000 members, processes 15 000 claims on average each month, and about 35 000 queries are resolved by…

Congratulations to Nazlie Seegers

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Nazlie Seegers as the new COO of Salt EB. Perfect fit for the job. Nazlie started with us as a junior consultant in 2008 and rose steadily through the ranks before heading Client Services. After a short…

Bridging the gap from school to future employment

Working with like-minded NPO’s, the private sector and local government, ROOtZ will provide a safe place with a variety of educational services and activities in the informal Philippi Village. Services catered for include: Aftercare (Grade 1-6) General and post-secondary tutoring Skills development and access to…

Red is the colour competition winner

Congrats to Motshabi! Motshabi Lenkoe walked away with the Valentine’s RED IS THE COLOUR competition prize. A surprise date of a meal and visit to the movies made the evening super special. The movie title? MARRY ME. Thank you for entering Motshabi – may you…

Brenda’s swell date

WINNER OF THE VALENTINE’S DAY NIGHTMARE DATE COMPETITION GOES TO… Congratulations to Brenda Sirova who wins our Nightmare Date competition!! Brenda wins the prize to treat her and her husband, hopefully not at a seafood restaurant! “On our first date, he was so nervous and…

The story of 16 December

As we enjoy our first December public holiday, it’s worth a short history lesson as we get to understand the significance of this day. The 16th of December is remembered for two reasons. Although they happened in different centuries, each has its own story to…

Get it done.

SALT EB’S FULL EXECUTIVE AND HR TEAMS 100% VACCINATED WHAT (AND WHY) YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE COVID VACCINATION.  Come 2022, we are planning to bring staff back into the office environment. While Salt EB has all of the safety precautions in place, we cannot control…

MMA Fun!

An hour well spent! A few Salties took up the opportunity to get into the cage with ex MMA fighter and Manager of the Call Centre – Konrad Woods. Between the sweat and pain, round house kicks and punches – Salties enjoyed the work out!…

Honouring Salt EB’s Graduates

NQF Level 4 Basic Management qualification. COVID-19 restrictions prevented us from honouring Salt EB’s graduates earlier but we were finally able to get together and acknowledge the sacrifices that they made while celebrating a noteworthy achievement. These fine Salties completed an NQF Level 4 Basic…

Salt EB’s new disciplinary policy

In an effort to improve staff compliance of Covid-19 safety protocols, Salt EB has been forced to introduce the harshest of corrective action. In terms of the Labour Act Section 13. Clause 47(a) in conjunction with Section 76. Clause 96(b) (iv), the following will now…

Spring is in the air!

Excited! Delighted! Ignited!   A Spring celebration and prizes for the Best Women’s Day posters really hit the mark at Salt EB, according to Norwina Mackay.   “Our Spring Day was absolutely memorable and the prize giving (For Women’s day) created even more excitement. The…

Congratulations on joining our team!

New appointments. As Salt EB continues to attract amazing talent, we extend a warm Saltie welcome to all! LESIBA JAN KGOSANA (JAN) Jan joins the Admin team as a Senior Manager TSRF and will report directly to Danzil. Jan’s extensive experience at the Mineworkers Provident…

Let’s get creative

We’re inviting ALL Salties – men and women – to enter the fun but meaningful BEST WOMEN’S MONTH POSTERS competition.   How do I enter? Create your own poster which depicts how you feel about being a woman, or how you feel about women. Choose…

Alison Botha wows Salt EB!!

Salt EB’s premier Women’s Month event was awesome as Alison Botha inspired over 100 Saltie women as she talked turning extreme adversity into triumph. It was also great to see Salties interacting and engaging in the event. Here are some messages from inspired members of…

Women’s Day at Salt EB

What to look forward to in August  

Eid Ul Adha

As we celebrate the diversity of our country and indeed our company, let’s wish our Saltie Muslim’s well over Eid Ul Adha, ending on the 23rd July in South Africa. Coming at a time when we can all do with some comfort, Muslims prepare to…

We can do this together

The events of the last days have left many of us shaken as South Africans face yet another challenge off the back of COVID-19, economic distress and political uncertainty. We will all have our own views as to why these events have unfolded in such…

Promotion for Beauty

The promotion of custodian Beauty Sewela to Receptionist is going to make a lot of people smile very widely! If you know Beauty, you would think that the name was created just for her. She is such a real and down to earth person, loved…

Food feeds hope

HUMAN RIGHT’S DAY The world celebrates Human Right’s Day on March 21st. In South Africa, we remember with pain the merciless killing of young activists in Sharpeville and other areas such as Soweto and Langa by the apartheid police on this day in 1960. They…

The significance of the Day of Reconciliation

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE DAY OF RECONCILIATION While we hear of so much polarisation in South Africa (and indeed, globally), the behaviour and attitudes of groups at the opposite ends of the spectrum do not necessarily suggest how the majority of South Africans feel about…

Announcement: COVID-19 Second Wave

– Essential workplace protocol. – Compliance to policy and legislation. – Process if exposed or infected. – Summarised announcements. – Link: Full address and Summary. – Link: Update on symptoms and FAQ’s.   President Ramaphosa’s ‘family address’ to the nation outlined measures to combat the…

Disability

Invisible disabilities. December the 3rd raises awareness of people with disabilities globally, particularly those with invisible disabilities. This refers to disabilities which might not be obvious. The WHO (World Health Organisation) estimates that 15% of the world’s population suffers from invisible disabilities. A person might…

When the stars come out

1. SMILE   WHEN THE STARS COME OUT.   Announcing the Bursary Awardees and the Saltie Award Winners.   Our company is like the Milky Way, filled with stars clustered together. Please join us as we point out our stars of 2020, our Bursary Awardees…

How we made a difference

You’ve heard a lot about how we’ve been helping to fill hungry tummies over these last months. Here’s a short video of Salt EB out in the field, including notes of appreciation from people that we helped. And if you click here you’ll see Salt…

Let’s not lose sight of AIDS

December 1ST is World AIDS Day – please wear a red ribbon to support those living with aids and to remember those who succumbed to AIDS. By now, we are all very aware of the statistics and precautionary measures surrounding COVID-19, but have we perhaps…

Salt EB cannot change the world but we can make a difference

In association with Rise Against Hunger, Salt EB once again joined the battle against hunger. We provided funding for 50 000 meals which will go to early childhood development centres across SA. Our contribution will feed 192 children, 5 meals a week for an entire…

Come shine or rain

Salt EB continued feeding the hungry as Simone Strydom and I visited the small community of Bloemendaal, just outside of Port Elizabeth.  Once again, all COVID-19 safety and security precautions were taken except there was little we could do about the rain – we got…

Female boxers get support from Salt employee benefits

In the spirit of women’s month, Salt Employee Benefits recently supported the plight of local female boxers by donating food and toiletries to more than 30 women, many of whom depend on boxing events to secure an income. According to Joyce Kungwane, Chairperson of the…

Salt EB Food Hampers Reach KZN

We completed another food drive in Lotus Park, KZN on Monday, delivering food parcels to over 500 people. The compassion and drive shown by Eddie and Salt EB says something about our company and we should be proud of this. It’s not just a question…

LOCKDOWN – The key is turning. Slowly.

Last night’s announcements from President Ramaphosa brought some warmth for many but the smokers are still out in the cold! The lockdown phase out seems to have changed somewhat with Stage Three not quite getting to Stage Two as widely anticipated. The lockdown key is…

Answering the call

Our fantastic Call Centre team is back in action! The day started with: Protocol of temperature testing Registering their presence and temperature Receiving a goodie hamper from Eddie, complete with masks and a gift voucher Training from myself, just to reinforce our measures to keep…

Salties at Home

Salties working at home during lockdown. https://www.salteb.co.za/videos/salteb-video-200520.mp4

You can have a great future – if you don’t touch your pension or provident funds

COVID-19 has changed the world forever. Frequent use of hand sanitisers, facemasks and virtual meetings via Zoom or Teams are just a few of the adjustments people have had to make to deal with the pandemic. But eventually, it is the devastating impact on the…

Help us to help others

Salt EB will be playing its role to help those households impacted most by the COVID-19 lockdown by supplying food parcels. Question: How can YOU help us to help others? Answer: Just let us know who you would like us to help and we will…

PSSPF Member Poster – Benefit Counsellor

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PSSPF Member Poster

Dear Valued Member, In pursuit of the objective of adhering to the national directive of the Government of South Africa in curbing the spread of the Coronavirus, SALT Employee Benefits have already issued the following combined statement that was designed to inform all stakeholders of…

SMS to be sent to Member NOT registered on Benefit Counsellor

The wording has to be broken into two separate messages due to the length/amount of characters.  SMS Part One  Dear Valued Member, Salt EB is committed to assisting South Africa stop the spread of COVID-19., we have implemented social distancing standards, which includes limiting physical…

COVID Update – Nationwide Lockdown

Dear Valued Member,  In pursuit of the objective of adhering to the national directive of the Government of South Africa in curbing the spread  of the Corona Virus, SALT Employee Benefits have already issued the following combined statement that was designed  to inform all stakeholders…

COVID Update – Nationwide Lockdown

In pursuit of the objective of adhering to the National directive of the Government of South Africa in curbing the spreading of the Corona Virus, SALT Employee Benefits have already issued the following combined statement that was designed to inform all stakeholders of the steps…

Salt EB PSSPF Joint Communique

Dear Sir/Madam  In pursuance of the objective of adhering to the directive of the government of South Africa of managing the control on the spreading of the Corona Virus, the Private Security Sector Provident Fund together with its administrator SALT Employee Benefits, have issued the…

Covid Update – Nationwide Lockdown

Dear Sir/Madam, Salt EB is committed to assisting South Africa stop the spread of COVID-19. This pandemic is unprecedented and we are working hard to provide stability to our clients during these uncertain times. The President said tonight that our resolve, our resourcefulness and our…

Covid – Precautionary closure of Johannesburg Member Service Center

Over the weekend of 21 March 2020, management of the Salt Employee Benefits Fox Street Member Service Centre (Front office) was advised that an employee has been in contact with a family member who tested positive for the Covid 19 virus. As per legislative protocol,…

Covid Update – Salt EB Call Centre

Dear Sir/Madam, Further to our communication on 20 March 2020 regarding the Salt Employee Benefits call centre, based at the Central Park offices in Midrand, wherein three of our employees had showed potential symptoms of the C19 Virus.  The process that we followed to ensure…

Covid Update – Social Distancing

Dear Sir/Madam, Salt EB is committed to assisting South Africa stop the spread of COVID-19. In order to meet this objective, Salt EB has implemented social distancing standards which includes limiting physical interaction. Due to this initiative we have implemented an electronic meetings only practice…

COVID-19 Preparedness

Salt EB is very aware of the important role that we play in taking care of our staff, members and stakeholders. We have therefore appointed a senior COVID-19 Committee to manage, monitor and activate our planning. We have educated our staff and put measures in…

Keep your distance!

SOCIAL DISTANCING 101. Keep your distance. Social distancing is a strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. While all efforts and precautions are being taken in the workplace, observing lifestyle changes in your social or personal life can also…

Reading this can save lives

Following earlier communication to you regarding preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we will be reinforcing our communications to you and keeping you up to date as this unprecedented situation unfolds. Please note that we will also be advising our clients regarding how…

What you need to know about COVID-19

While it would be wrong to panic, it would be equally wrong to dismiss the situation or take it lightly. To give you a sense of why we should take this seriously: In Italy, 10 149 cases have been reported with 631 fatalities. Italy is…