SA plans for ageing

SOUTH Africa recognises the difficulties created by its ageing population, a KPMG Survey released on Thursday has found.

SOUTH Africa recognises the difficulties created by its ageing population, a KPMG Survey released on Thursday has found.

"While many public sector organisations in key economies are not making adequate preparations to deal with the impact of ageing populations, South Africa is playing a leading role in bucking the trend," KPMG said.

The study, which drew on responses from more than 800 public sector employees in Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, the UK and the US, found public servants in the UK, Germany and the US did not believe their organisations were taking adequate steps to cope with an older population.

"Only 21 percent of respondents in the UK, 26 percent in Germany and 28 percent in the US said their organisations were planning for the needs of increasing numbers of older people."

This compared with 37 percent in Canada, 55 percent in South Africa and 62 percent in Singapore. - Sapa

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