LABOUR and Social Security Minister Brenda Tambatamba says NAPSA members will only be allowed to partially access their pension benefits once before retirement, and this is 20 percent of the contributions. In an interview, Tambatamba explained that members would only be eligible to access 20 percent of their benefits after contributing for five years. She said this was, however, subject to Parliament passing the Bill to amend the National Pension Scheme Act No. 40 of 1996 so as to provide for partial access to pension before retirement. “What has been approved by the Cabinet is 20 percent of what someone has contributed. Those that have contributed… remember there is also eligibility, that you are only eligible if you have contributed…...

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