Trustee duties and responsibilities

In addition to being responsible for effectively managing the Fund from day to day, the board of trustees has to:

  • Assess and select investments and investment managers.
  • Communicate with Fund members and keep them up to date about all matters regarding their Fund.
  • Make decisions about who should get the death benefits of members who have passed away.
  • Help resolve any disputes by members about aspects of their Fund.
  • Know and understand the rules of the Fund and be aware of any changes to the law governing the Fund.

Since this is a really big and, often complicated job, the board of  trustees may sometimes call in various experts and consultants to help them make decisions about the Fund. However, the  trustees always have the final say and are fully accountable to you, as a member, for the decisions and actions they take.

LA Retirement Fund organograms

  • La Retirement Fund
    • Board of Trustees
      • Principal Officer
      • Audit Committee
      • Newshelf 922 (Pty) Ltd
        Trustees who are ex-officio Directors
      • Cape Joint Properties (Pty) Ltd
        Trustees who are ex-officio Directors
  • Board of Trustees
    • Johan Jacobs
      Additional & Chairperson
    • Michelle van Zyl
      Member & Deputy Chairperson
    • Danie Carstens
      Member
    • Stephanus du Toit
      Pensioner
    • Christi Franken
      Pensioner
    • Jonathan Lawack
      Additional
    • Wouter Meiring
      Employer - Councillor
    • Solomon Philander
      Employer - Councillor
  • Principal Officer
    • Ilse Hartlief
  • Audit Committee
    • Michelle van Zyl
      Chairperson
    • Wouter Meiring
      Deputy Chairperson
    • Johan Jacobs
      Ex-officio as Chairperson of the Board
    • Danie Carstens
  • Newshelf 992 (Pty) Ltd
    Trustees who are ex-officio Directors
    • Christi Franken
    • Johan Jacobs
    • Solomon Philander
  • Cape Joint Properties (Pty) Ltd
    Trustees who are Ex-officio Directors
    • Johan Jacobs
    • Wouter Meiring
    • Solomon Philander

You must be in it to win

On page 3 of the December 2022 Member Newsletter, we announced a competition, where you could win a prize.

All you need to do is have your photo taken next to the Fund’s calendar and/or poster and send it to us. The competition closes on Tuesday, 31 January 2023.

Please send the photo to:

Email: [email protected]

WhatsApp: 081 778 0923

When sending in the photo, please tell us your name, your pension number or identity number and which municipality you work at. Please note that subject to the discretion of the Fund, all or some of the pictures submitted, may be published on the Funds’ website and/or on the Funds’ Facebook page.

Hurry to enter the competition, your photo could win the prize!