IRFA – Institute of Retirement Funds Africa

The Institute of Retirement Funds Africa (IRFA) is a non- political body which represents and promotes the interests of the retirement industry in Southern Africa, to the ultimate benefit of the members of retirement funds.

In order to encourage retirement funds to communicate with their members the IRFA instituted an annual communication competition to recognise and reward excellence in retirement fund communication. The competition was started in the 80s and since then the emphasis has moved from recognition of communication to rewarding funds for world-class communication efforts that empower members to truly understand the workings of their retirement fund.

Over the past couple of years the ISASA Pension Scheme and Provident Fund has received top honours in different categories at the annual IRFA Communication Awards.

Some of these accolades include:

2018

The ISASA Pension Scheme and Provident Fund is proud to announce that for the 2nd consecutive year we have been recognised for excellence in member communication.

The Funds have won the IRFA Best Practice Award in the Umbrella Fund category for its effective Member Communication Strategy (scoring 82%), as well as a Gold Standard Award (scoring more than 75%) for excellence in Financial Reporting.

In so doing, we scooped the main trophy from five other large umbrella funds in the country!!

2017

2017 IRFA Best Practices Industry Awards

  • Trophy: Best Practices, Umbrella Fund Category: Communication Strategy

2016

2016 IRFA Best Practices Industry Awards

  • Trophy: Best Practices, Umbrella Fund Category – Effective Member Communication Strategy
  • Gold Standard Award: Umbrella Fund Category – Excellence in Financial Reporting

2015

2015 IRFA Best Practices Industry Awards

  • Trophy: Best Practices, Umbrella Fund Category – Effective Member Communication Strategy
  • Merit Certificate: Umbrella Fund Category – Innovative and Interactive Communication to Pensioners