This article contrasts the pension benefits provided by various countries around the world. One point that becomes apparent is that there are very low pensions offered in South Africa relative to the other countries in the article. The “Wellness in Old age” chart, present in the article, also reinforces the low standing South Africa has over a range of factors including: Relative mental well-being; Old-age poverty rate and Social connection. I do, however, feel that this pensions report is biased in the sense that South Africa is being compared to many highly developed countries (with far higher average incomes) such as Nordic Countries, UK, US etc. We need to be comparing apples with apples. Nevertheless, it is interesting to compare the various retirement benefits and pensions offered throughout the world.