35. RETIREMENT BENEFITS
 

The Group is a member of a corporate defined contribution plan which is governed by the Pensions Fund Act to which employees elect to make retirement contributions on an income sacrifice basis. The Group makes no additional contribution and is under no obligation to cover any other benefits. Employees are also eligible and obliged to become members of the Group risk benefit scheme, providing certain minimum death and disability benefits. Such Group risk benefit scheme is external to the Group, to which employees make contributions, and the benefits paid out are paid by the third party.

At 31 July 2020, the membership of the fund was 6 108 (2019: 5 709) employees.

At 31 July 2020, the Groupís contribution to the fund was R126 million (2019: R182 million).