Our chief operations officer, Martin Pienaar, chatted to John Perlman on 702 about 60 being the retirement age and how over 60s can upskill themselves.
He says that in large corporates there seems to be a culture where people over 60 are forced to retire irrespective of whether or not they have enough funds to do so. He adds, however, that people over 60 should be given the flexibility to decide whether or not they would like to continue working. The flip side though, is whether their health and skill levels allow them to do so.
Martin discussed the variety of ways to keep skills up-to-date, saying there is no excuse for people to not leverage their skills.