Subscribe to industry newsletters

Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.
#NAMPO2017: Appropriate financing needed to unlock agriculture's potential
#NAMPO2017: Appropriate financing needed to unlock agriculture's potential

“Innovation, technology, and economies of scale are critical in today's farming environment to ensure sustainability and competitiveness. These new challenges and complexities highlight the need for appropriate financial support..."

16 May 2017

Ombud recovered R187.7m in long-term insurance complaints in 2016
Ombud recovered R187.7m in long-term insurance complaints in 2016

Ron McLaren, long-term insurance ombudsman, highlights some of the challenges and concerns of the industry, ahead of the release of his office's 2016 annual report...

15 May 2017

Treasury tweaks insurance bill
Treasury tweaks insurance bill

The Treasury has agreed to changes to the insurance bill in a bid to accelerate the transformation of the industry...

11 May 2017

South Africans present new method for financial markets at international conference
South Africans present new method for financial markets at international conference

Two South African academics have pioneered a new numerical method that could help ensure greater efficiency and accuracy when pricing financial derivative instruments in markets worldwide...

9 May 2017

More PPPs needed to get agriculture back on its feet
More PPPs needed to get agriculture back on its feet

While there are some PPPs in the agriculture sector, such as the Strategic Water Partners Network, it is not nearly enough to stimulate the type of growth that is required to see the industry back on its feet...

8 May 2017

Insurance, innovation and IoT
Insurance, innovation and IoT

In 2016, economic growth in South Africa was virtually non-existent, making it a tough year for the short-term insurance industry...

By Neil Pather 2 May 2017

Building on success: The 2017 FIA Awards survey is underway
Building on success: The 2017 FIA Awards survey is underway

The 2016-17 Global Competitiveness Report ranks South Africa 11th out of 138 countries for our financial market development...

Issued by Financial Intermediaries Association 26 Apr 2017

Royal London invests in SA insurtech to cover diabetics
Royal London invests in SA insurtech to cover diabetics

UK insurer, Royal London, will be adopting a South African designed insurtech platform to extend cover to clients living with diabetes...

26 Apr 2017

Insuring infrastructure projects from concept to completion
Insuring infrastructure projects from concept to completion

Infrastructure projects are complex, often large and long-term undertaking, and the inherent risk can have far-reaching consequences for every stakeholder throughout their lifecycle...

26 Apr 2017

Art in transit. Ensure it's insured
Art in transit. Ensure it's insured

If you own an Irma Stern, there is no doubt that you forked out a great deal of money. So the last thing you want is for it to be damaged in transit...

25 Apr 2017

Munich Re sees Asia driving growth for insurers
Munich Re sees Asia driving growth for insurers

FRANKFURT - Growth in Asian emerging economies will boost global insurance markets into next year...

24 Apr 2017

MediFin launches affordable travel insurance products
MediFin launches affordable travel insurance products

After noticing an increase in foreigners visiting South Africa, MediFin, a leader in cosmetic medical finance, has launched its very own online travel insurance products, MediFin Travel Insurance...

Issued by Medifin Financial Services 24 Apr 2017

FSB fines Assupol for contravention of insurance act
FSB fines Assupol for contravention of insurance act

The Financial Services Board (FSB) has fined insurers Assupol R500,000 for breaches of the Long-Term Insurance Act: Policyholder Protection Rules...

21 Apr 2017

What junk status means for car owners
What junk status means for car owners

South Africa has been downgraded to junk status by Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings. The long-term effects of being downgraded will lead to higher interest rates...

13 Apr 2017

S&P downgrades four listed insurers
S&P downgrades four listed insurers

S&P Global Ratings' axe has now fallen on four listed insurers following its recent decision to cut the government's foreign-currency rating to non-investment grade...

12 Apr 2017

Millennials disrupting the insurance industry
Millennials disrupting the insurance industry

The millennial market, along with the rapid development of technology, is forcing insurers to explore new ways of connecting and engaging with their customers...

6 Apr 2017

Henk Meintjes, head of risk product development, Liberty
Cancer still tops insurance claims list

An increase in cancer-related insurance claims might not necessarily be a bad thing...

By Nicci Botha 3 Apr 2017

Judge Ron McLaren, long-term insurance ombudsman
Insurance company penalised for "lackadaisical" handling of claim

A long-term insurance company has been ordered by the industry's watchdog to pay compensation for its shoddy handling of a claim...

30 Mar 2017

Here's to rolling on a budget...
Here's to rolling on a budget...

It's that time of the year when may you find yourself with more month at the end of your money...

Issued by MiWay 24 Mar 2017

Demarcation regulations: In whose best interests?
Demarcation regulations: In whose best interests?

Are the demarcation regulations a means to erode the private healthcare system ahead of NHI?...

22 Mar 2017

Fraud, waste and abuse - why healthcare is so expensive
Fraud, waste and abuse - why healthcare is so expensive

Some of the most significant contributors to soaring healthcare costs are fraud, waste and abuse...

15 Mar 2017

Disability claims hit assurers
Disability claims hit assurers

A spike in disability claims has hit the profits of all SA's life assurers hard over the past year, because of the economic downturn and a change to tax rules...

14 Mar 2017

Insurance rivals go head-to-head in aid of charity
Insurance rivals go head-to-head in aid of charity

The King Price family arrived to work this morning to find an empty throne – their king (mascot) has been abducted by one of its (green with envy) competitors over the weekend...

13 Mar 2017

Stephen Morrison/AusAID via
Insurance vital, but no magic bullet to fight drought in Africa

More developing countries urgently need insurance to cushion their farmers against weather extremes that can worsen poverty, but it is no magic bullet to ward off the escalating impacts of climate change, experts say...

By Alex Whiting 10 Mar 2017

What homeowners need to know about insurance
What homeowners need to know about insurance

Understanding the ins and outs of home insurance is crucial. Here's what you need to know to safeguard your home against any unexpected loss or damage...

Issued by Private Property 9 Mar 2017

Marine insurance is a risky business
Marine insurance is a risky business

Today marine insurance covers all forms of cargo, across all modes of transport be it ocean vessels, ferries, barges, road, rail and even courier services...

By Adriaan Bester, 7 Mar 2017

Introducing Iemas Insurance Brokers (Pty) Ltd
Introducing Iemas Insurance Brokers (Pty) Ltd

In line with Iemas' continued commitment to improve operational efficiency and long-term sustainability, a decision was approved to transfer the Short-term Insurance (STI) and Financial Advisory Services (FAS) business of Iemas to a subsidiary company that will be wholly (100%) owned by Iemas...

Issued by Iemas Financial Services 7 Mar 2017

FSB to stop insurers spamming mobile numbers
FSB to stop insurers spamming mobile numbers

A draft replacement of the Financial Services Board (FSB) Policyholder Protection Rules (PPRs) will enable consumers to opt-out of unwanted SMS communication...

1 Mar 2017

Risky business travel: how can companies avoid pitfalls when travelling abroad?
Risky business travel: how can companies avoid pitfalls when travelling abroad?

If a business traveller extends their trip for pleasure and the leisure portion comprises more than half the time they are away, they should be aware that they need to purchase additional travel insurance cover...

24 Feb 2017

Show more