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Government Employees Pension Law, 1996

Schedule 1 : Rules of the Government Employees Pension Fund

5. Membership


5.1 A person becomes a member of the Fund in terms of section 4 of the Law.


5.2 Subject to the provisions of section 4 of the Law and the rules, a member ceases to be a member of the Fund if—
5.2.1 he or she is retired or discharged in terms of an act which determines his or her conditions of service;
5.2.2 he or she resigns from his or her employer's service;
5.2.3 he or she dies;
5.2.4 he or she is obliged to join an approved retirement fund or a related fund as a result of a change in his or her conditions of service, whether in terms of legislation or for another reason; or
5.2.5 his or her employment circumstances change to the effect envisaged in section 5 of the Law unless his or her and the employers' contributions in terms of rule 7 are continued to be paid to the Fund, whichever occurs first.