Finance Trends 2018

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Discovery offers aid in public health

Discovery CEO Adrian Gore says he would welcome the opportunity to partner with the government in scaling some of the insurer's healthcare innovations across the public sector, at no financial benefit...

22 Feb 2018

Banks and insurers under fire

The Competition Commission is gearing up to play hardball with banks and insurance companies, saying on Thursday that the days for talking were past and it had prioritised the financial services sector for "enforcement"...

By Hanna Ziady 19 Feb 2018

EmptyTrips launches SureFox cargo insurance

Launched today, SureFox Instant Cargo Insurance, powered by EmptyTrips, aims to make enterprise cargo insurance accessible online...

15 Feb 2018

Clinical trial insurance: A vital safety net for trial participants and owners

Although years of research goes into reducing the risk that such trials represent to their human subjects before tests are conducted, there is an inherent risk in every clinical trial that demands bespoke clinical trial insurance...

25 Jan 2018

Watercraft owners and skippers should manage risks this summer

With summer in full swing, many South Africans are enjoying increased time on the water. With that in mind, boat owners need to ensure that their risks are properly managed...

By Lynda Brown 24 Jan 2018

Europ Assistance South Africa appoints new CEO

Europ Assistance South Africa has appointed Jacques Preyser as its new CEO, effective 1 February 2018...

24 Jan 2018

Why choosing the right insurance formula is essential to mining projects

The turnaround in the mining and resources sector was predicted by the World Bank in early 2017...

15 Jan 2018

Liberty's financial chief quits

Just seven months after the high-profile resignation of its CEO, Liberty Holdings has announced the departure of the group's finance director, Casper Troskie...

By Ann Crotty 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Tech shakes up the insurance industry

The insurance sector has often been pegged as a conservative industry, immune to the vagaries of the technological innovations that have taken multiple industries by storm over the last few decades.

10 Jan 2018

Disaster mayhem doubled in 2017: Munich Re

FRANKFURT - Financial pain inflicted by natural disasters worldwide almost doubled in 2017, German reinsurance giant Munich Re said, with a new record in losses from weather-related catastrophes...

5 Jan 2018

Mind the gap: Demarcation Regulations and universal healthcare

A healthy nation is a cornerstone of socioeconomic growth, and besides ensuring basic services such as clean water and sanitation, quality healthcare is also a right...

2 Jan 2018

Airbnbs need to be properly covered

South African Airbnb hosts welcomed almost 400,000 guests between 1 January and 31 December 2016, and with peak tourism season here, Marike van Niekerk, legal and compliance manager at MUA, says it is vital for all property owners to have adequate insurance in place.

18 Dec 2017

57 million riders, drivers affected by Uber breach

Global transportation technology company Uber Technologies has admitted it suffered a breach that saw hackers stealing the personal information of approximately 57 million customers and drivers...

By Simon Campbell-Young 13 Dec 2017

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Australian media firms fail in Rebel Wilson bid

SYDNEY, Australia - Six Australian media companies seeking to join the battle against a record Aus$4.5 million (US$3.5 million) defamation payout to Hollywood star Rebel Wilson had their case knocked back on Thursday.

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Tower Property Fund launches TPF International

Tower Property Fund has announced the launch of TPF International, separate offshore company to be incorporated in Mauritius as a Category 1 Global Business Licence company, explains Marc Edwards, CEO of Tower. The company intends to list TPF International on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and the JSE in due course.

16 Mar 2018

Steinhoff: mess began in central Europe

Steinhoff chairwoman Heather Sonn said it appeared that the group's "accounting irregularities" related largely to its central European business.

By Ann Crotty 2 Mar 2018

Hyprop buys two shopping centres in Croatia through co-owned Hystead

Hyprop Investments has continued its offshore push by acquiring an interest in two shopping centres in Croatia.

By Alistair Anderson 23 Feb 2018

"Financial advertising is far from boring": Cullinan SA on their Midas Award wins

While the advertising industry is cluttered with award shows, the Midas Awards that recognise the world's best financial advertising are ones to watch as this form of brand messaging is aimed at gaining the rarest kind of consumer trust imaginable. Here's how SA's own Cullinan agency recently proved its weight in gold.

By Leigh Andrews 15 Feb 2018

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