Finance Trends 2018

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Why choosing the right insurance formula is essential to mining projects
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
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

Disaster mayhem doubled in 2017: Munich Re
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
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

Marike van Niekerk, legal and compliance manager at MUA
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
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

Judges for insurance journalism awards announced
Judges for insurance journalism awards announced

Judges for the Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2018 announced...

11 Dec 2017

10 reasons why medical malpractice is threatening SA healthcare
10 reasons why medical malpractice is threatening SA healthcare

According to an Econex survey commissioned by the Hospital Association of South Africa (Hasa) in 2015, there were just 60 doctors per 100,000 people in 2013; whereas the world average is 152...

7 Dec 2017

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Sanlam washes hands of Naspers dispute

As calls mount for a public inquiry into the controversial relationship between Naspers subsidiary Multichoice and the SABC, insurer Sanlam said it was not in a position to comment...

4 Dec 2017

Urvashi Ramjee, head of claims management at Old Mutual Group Assurance
#WorldAIDSDay2017: We can't afford to become complacent

While education and better access to antiretroviral treatment (ARV) continues to improve HIV status in South Africa, we cannot afford to become complacent...

1 Dec 2017

Judge Ron McLaren, Judge ombudsman for long-term insurance
Ombud: Cultural nuances play a role in insurance disputes

Given South Africa's melting pot of cultures, insurance companies need to take nuances, particularly with language, into account when considering a disputed insurance pay outs...

22 Nov 2017

Suzane Stevens, executive director of marketing at BrightRock.
Lessons for SA's 650,000 entrepreneurial businesses from BrightRock

Entrepreneurial inspiration from Suzanne Stevens, one of four founders and currently executive director of marketing at BrightRock since 2011, chosen for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women programme in 2013...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Nov 2017

#Newsmaker: Justine Cullinan wins Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Corporate Award
#Newsmaker: Justine Cullinan wins Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Corporate Award

5FM's station manager Justine Cullinan won the Corporate Award at the Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Awards on Thursday, 9 November. It was just her and overall winner Amanda Dambuza, founder and director of consulting company Uyandiswa, who took home awards on the night...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Nov 2017

Clement Chinaka, MD of Old Mutual Corporate
The downside of the digital era: Poor lifestyle and stress induced diseases

The so-called fourth industrial has reshaped the way we work and live, but the digital era is also taking a toll on our health...

15 Nov 2017

Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2018 launches
Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2018 launches

Continental Reinsurance invites entries for its third Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2018...

14 Nov 2017

Desiree Goodwin
Your will - is your executor qualified?

We all want to ensure that our loved ones are not unnecessarily burdened with complications after our death. One way to ensure that this does not occur is to appoint a suitably qualified executor...

By Desiree Goodwin, Issued by Meredith Harington 31 Oct 2017

Neil Palmer (CIAT) via
Can index insurance make African farmers climate-resilient?

Index insurance is being promoted as a solution to protect climate affected smallholder farmers in Africa. This type of microinsurance is slowly gaining ground as a way of compensating farmers for...

By Wambi Michael 25 Oct 2017

DNA and insurance premiums
DNA and insurance premiums

Genetic testing is invaluable in predicting health disorders and tailoring treatment best suited to the patient's DNA...

24 Oct 2017

Streamlining the insurance industry with blockchain
Streamlining the insurance industry with blockchain

Blockchain presents solutions to a host of challenges facing the insurance industry...

24 Oct 2017

The dangers that lurk in land expropriation without compensation
The dangers that lurk in land expropriation without compensation

If expropriation without compensation is allowed, it could endanger the faith banks place in the land as security and set into motion a chain-reaction that eventually leads to the ordinary consumer losing out...

23 Oct 2017

Insurers crunch numbers as storms clear
Insurers crunch numbers as storms clear

Short-term insurers are still assessing claims after last week's freak storms...

13 Oct 2017

Have your say on amendments to Insurance Bill
Have your say on amendments to Insurance Bill

National Treasury and the Financial Services Board (FSB) is calling for public comments on the Schedules 1 and 3 of the Insurance Bill...

11 Oct 2017

Trevor Manuel, chairman of Old Mutual and former finance minister. Photo: Buzz South Africa
Fix auditing crisis - Manuel

Former finance minister Trevor Manuel said the KPMG saga was a crisis for the audit profession and the economy could not afford a loss of trust...

4 Oct 2017

Drunk drivers could claim from new road accident benefit scheme
Drunk drivers could claim from new road accident benefit scheme

The Road Accident Fund is set to be replaced by the Road Accident Benefit Scheme. How beneficial are these benefits, really? Not at all.

By Jason Snyman 29 Sep 2017

Absa to sell off its insurance business
Absa to sell off its insurance business

Absa is streamlining its wealth, investment management and insurance unit, and will sell a component of the unit to financial services firm PSG Konsult.

27 Sep 2017

House insurance row
House insurance row

A national insurance firm has changed tack and apologised to a township homeowner for its initial refusal to insure his R5m house in KwaNobuhle...

By Hendrick Mphande 12 Sep 2017

Insights into IFRS and insurance companies
Insights into IFRS and insurance companies

Insurance companies are required to comply with the applicable financial reporting standards...

By Denise Durand and Charl Williams 11 Sep 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Improving the customer experience in the commercial insurance industry

In many ways, the idea of improving the customer experience is something of a holy grail in the commercial insurance industry...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Sep 2017

PoPI: Are intermediaries ready?
PoPI: Are intermediaries ready?

New regulations like the Protection of Personal Information Act, the so-called PoPI Act, will have an impact on the insurance industry, for which it is not quite ready.

7 Sep 2017

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