National Fund for Municipal Workers

Unclaimed Benefits

Benefit payments are made to members when they end service and to their beneficiaries in the case of the member’s death. The claims are however not always submitted to the fund for processing, resulting in an unclaimed benefit. Please download the latest list of unclaimed benefits here and feel free to contact us if you require further information.

Category C

This is the main retirement savings category, members contribute between 7.5% to 9% and the employer 18% towards retirement. Members can choose between various risk categories to best suit their individual needs. The benefits in this category include :

Category A

This Category, also known as the 2%-fund, is a supplementary retirement savings vehicle for employees within Local Government, both the member and employer contribute 2%. The benefits in this category include :

Category E

This Category is for members who previously belonged to the National Pension Fund for Municipal Workers or where transfers to NFMW were effected from a pension fund. Category E members need to purchase a pension/annuity with at least two-thirds of their fund credit when they retire.

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Important Update NFMW Latest news update Oct 2021

NFMW Latest news update Oct 2021

The offices of the NFMW have been re-opened to all walk-in visitors. It is important that we continue to ensure the safety of our staff and members and therefore strict COVID-19 protocols must be adhered to at all times.

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National Treasury Media Statement

The following media statement was released by National Treasury on 11 August 2021 on the process and approach to preservation and access to retirement savings. In response to the many media queries, National Treasury wishes to provide more details on the approach and planned timelines concerning the proposal to allow for greater preservation with limited pre-retirement withdrawals from retirement funds.

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