Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF)

The job of the Government Employees Pension Fund or (GEPF) is to give members and pensioners peace of mind about their financial security after retirement.

The Government Employees Pension Fund or (GEPF) has a solid track record in protecting its pensioners against inflation and in safeguarding the value of active members’ retirement savings.

GEPF Rules and Laws

These rules are spelled out in the Government Employees Pension Law 21 of 1996, as amended, which is referred to as the GEP Law.

There are very strict rules about the kind of benefits GEPF must pay and how money must be invested. The aim of this law and the rules that guide the Board of Trustees in governing the Fund is to ensure that GEPF puts the interests of its members first.

According to the Fund’s rules, the annual pension increase paid to the pensioners must be at least 75% of the average increase in consumer inflation during the previous year thus the members will never receive less than the benefits they qualify for.

GEPF Contact Details for Polokwane and Thohoyandou

Acting Branch Manager: Yolanda Mantshimuli
Email: Yolanda.Mantshimuli@gpaa.gov.za
Tel: 0800 117 669
Tel: 067 108 1386
Polokwane Address: 87(a) Bok Street
Thohoyandou Address: 2010 Centre, Next to Phalaphala FM (SABC)