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New cerebral palsy research may have profound impact on medicolegal cases
New cerebral palsy research may have profound impact on medicolegal casesArticle

Commonly held views on cerebral palsy are being challenged by a new paper recently published in the South African Medical Journal, which suggests that the causes of this condition may be far more complex and multi-faceted...

5 May 2021

Climate change will be more disruptive than the Covid-19 pandemic
Climate change will be more disruptive than the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

The strong consensus of opinion in the scientific community is that the climate is changing, and global temperatures are rising...

Lisa Pines 8 Apr 2021

Ever Given. Photo: gCaptain
How the incident on the Suez highlights insurance risks of mega shipsArticle

Insurers have warned for years that the increasing size of vessels is leading to a higher accumulation of risk. These fears have been realised by the large container ship currently blocking the critical Suez Canal sea route...

26 Mar 2021

#BizTrends2021: Trends to expect in the township development, office, retail spaces
#BizTrends2021: Trends to expect in the township development, office, retail spacesArticle

As the fight against Covid-19 rages on, the property sector shows a bag of mixed results with some parts of the sector...

Herbert Seabelo Theledi 28 Jan 2021

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Curbing drunk driving in the logistics industry requires regulatory support and enforcementArticle

Alcohol-related vehicle accidents cause thousands of injuries and fatalities every year, and in the transport and logistics sector can also lead to stock loss, damaged reputation and massive collateral damage...

Rhys Evans 14 Jan 2021

Terence Williams, CEO of Aon South Africa
10 current and future risks influencing the insurance marketArticle

The State of Market in South Africa 2020 insurance survey of business and insurance landscapes both globally and locally provides 10 current and future risk trends...

Terence Williams 26 Nov 2020

Fedhasa urges insurers to 'do the right thing' as the hospitality industry continues to bleed
Fedhasa urges insurers to 'do the right thing' as the hospitality industry continues to bleedArticle

Fedhasa has condemned Santam's decision to appeal the decision by the Western Cape High Court requiring the insurer to pay full Business Interruption losses to the plaintiff, Ma-Afrika Hotels...

23 Nov 2020

Marnus Fourie, partner, BDO Financial Services
Covid-19 and business interruption insuranceArticle

At the heart of the legendary city of New Orleans stands the four-star Windsor Court Hotel, welcoming guests with stunning views of the Mississippi river and city skyline. When the now infamous Category 5 hurricane, Katrina, hit in August 2005, it caused $125bn in damage...

Marnus Fourie 20 Nov 2020

RFA operational conference to tackle trucker operational challenges
RFA operational conference to tackle trucker operational challengesArticle

The half-day conference takes place on Thursday, 3 December 2020 at Emperors Palace on the East Rand, Gauteng...

16 Nov 2020

Insurance claims and the pandemic
Insurance claims and the pandemicArticle

The inevitable result of the pandemic and the government's response has been the adverse economic effect on many businesses...

Maria Philippides & Patrick Holloway 6 Nov 2020

Michael Goemans, CEO, Investec Life
3 ways life insurers can best serve their clientsArticle

South Africans have, given the current pandemic, never been more aware of the need for life insurance, not only to look after their dependents if they die but to help them if they survive an illness and can't work...

Michael Goemans 2 Nov 2020

12 ways digital signatures can aid businesses working remotely
12 ways digital signatures can aid businesses working remotelyArticle

Against the backdrop of Covid-19, any business that has adopted remote working has had to quickly embrace available technology for a range of business needs. Among these are digital signature platforms...

Issued by LexisNexis 19 Oct 2020

SA ruling on Covid-19 business interruption insurance influences UK regulator
SA ruling on Covid-19 business interruption insurance influences UK regulatorArticle

While South Africa's courts and regulators often turn to foreign law for guidance, the roles have been reversed for once. In a test case for Covid-19-related business interruption insurance claims in the United Kingdom (UK), its Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is being influenced by a recent court judgment in South Africa...

29 Jul 2020

How insurers are turning their backs on the tourism industry
How insurers are turning their backs on the tourism industryArticle

The South African tourism and hospitality sector is facing an imminent sustainability crisis as insurance companies are rejecting claims related to the Covid-19 pandemic, for which many policyholders believe they are covered under their Business Interruption extension...

10 Jun 2020

Not taking lockdown lying down: A 360 industry overview
Not taking lockdown lying down: A 360 industry overviewArticle

An overview of Bizcommunity's Press Offices, companies and organisations putting the grit in integrity, by continuing to communicate and innovate despite the many challenges of the Covid-19 lockdown...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 21 Apr 2020

Clive Eggers
Finding investment opportunities among the many Covid-19 risksArticle

With many countries around the world in Covid-19 lock down, the global economy is facing an unprecedented situation of balancing health against financial livelihoods...

14 Apr 2020

Non-essential insurance claims on hold till after lockdown
Non-essential insurance claims on hold till after lockdownArticle

The short-term insurance will continue processing all valid and essential claims during lockdown, but only for those related to activity classified as "essential" under the latest regulations...

6 Apr 2020

Home insurance claims during the lockdown
Home insurance claims during the lockdownArticle

Dealing with insurance claims during the national Covid-19 lockdown...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 6 Apr 2020

Image source: Getty/Gallo
A new environment for insurers and claimantsArticle

After the likely spike in insurance claims arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, insurers are likely to introduce new or change existing exclusionary clauses which were not previously considered to be necessary.

Maria Philippides, Raynold Tlhavani, Caroline Theodosiou, Lisa Swaine, Justin Malherbe & Kim Rew 19 Mar 2020

The future world of claims
The future world of claimsArticle

In a world of self-driving cars and instant data at our fingertips, customers are looking for convenience in every business interaction. Insurance companies are not immune to these changes...

Rowland Ramalingam 13 Mar 2020

What will it take for South African businesses to survive in 2020?
What will it take for South African businesses to survive in 2020?Article

Businesses operate in a time of unprecedented volatility across economic, social, technology and political trends...

Terence Williams 24 Feb 2020

Sandra Sithole, partner, Webber Wentzel
Insuring against climate and technology risks for mining companies and directorsArticle

Rising concern about climate change and the risks associated with advancing technology are changing the risk landscape for mining operators and, increasingly, for their directors on a personal level...

Sandra Sithole 12 Feb 2020

Using tech to fight forest fires
Using tech to fight forest firesArticle

The South African forest fire season has begun and an estimated 20,807 hectares of land were burnt in the Western Cape...

3 Feb 2020

Manisha Chiman, executive head: liability underwriting, SHA Risk Specialists.
The painful reality of slip-and-trip insurance claimsArticle

The growing liability risks faced by South African businesses was once again highlighted by the R7.1m claim filed against Woolworths by a customer who stumbled and fell over a packing crate...

Manisha Chiman 29 Jan 2020

Could your insurer reject your claim due to poor tyres?
Could your insurer reject your claim due to poor tyres?Article

As a responsible driver, what can you do to protect your family and ensure that in the event of an accident, your insurance claim will be covered?..

Issued by Sumitomo Dunlop 12 Dec 2019

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AGCS aviation study: Safer skies but claims and risks growArticle

The global airline industry has experienced some of its safest years ever in terms of fatal accidents recently, despite a number of crashes. However, the long-term improvement in its risk management record is challenged by a growing number of insurance claims and risks...

6 Nov 2019

How is technology revolutionising SA's short-term insurance industry?
How is technology revolutionising SA's short-term insurance industry?Article

Insight Survey's latest SA Short-Term Insurance Industry Landscape Report 2019 carefully unfolds the short-term insurance landscape in South Africa based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 4 Nov 2019

#StartupStory: Curacel is tackling fraud in healthcare insurance
#StartupStory: Curacel is tackling fraud in healthcare insuranceArticle

Curacel is a Nigerian startup that aims to fast track claims processing and detects fraudulent claims for health insurance companies in Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 3 Oct 2019

#StartupStory: Receive your digital receipts using Snapslip
#StartupStory: Receive your digital receipts using SnapslipArticle

Snapslip Holdings is a South African digital receipting and analytics application...

Evan-Lee Courie 2 Oct 2019

Life insurance and insolvent estates: Who's paying who?
Life insurance and insolvent estates: Who's paying who?Article

The Pretoria High Court in Wentzel v Discovery Life Limited and Others, was recently tasked with considering whether the payment of a life insurance policy by an insurance provider to a nominated beneficiary, being an un-rehabilitated insolvent, would vest in the beneficiary or the trustees of the insolvent estate...

Viren Raja and Rui Lopes 22 Aug 2019

Climate change emerging as a legal liability risk for lenders in SA
Climate change emerging as a legal liability risk for lenders in SAArticle

Legal liability for climate change is an emerging risk for lenders in South Africa - a risk that is by no means limited to projects in the fossil fuel industry...

7 Aug 2019

Dashcams - not just for social media LOLs
Dashcams - not just for social media LOLsArticle

Social media networks are saturated with video footage shared from dashboard cameras...

Laurence Smith 6 Aug 2019

Using tech to reduce fraud in the insurance sector
Using tech to reduce fraud in the insurance sectorArticle

Fraud is rife in the insurance sector as a whole, from short- and long-term insurance to medical and health insurance...

Kumar Utpal 3 May 2019

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Legal cannabis and life coverArticle

In the past, life insurers could outright refuse cover if cannabis use is disclosed during the application process, as is policy for illegal drug usage...

23 Apr 2019

6 aviation claim trends to watch
6 aviation claim trends to watchArticle

The global airline industry has experienced some of its safest years ever, yet the number of claims shows no sign of abating...

11 Apr 2019

Using AI can make your business fraud-free and safer
Using AI can make your business fraud-free and saferArticle

When it comes to AI, virtual assistants and chatbots are an immediate association for many. However, AI has other important uses for companies too - in fighting fraud...

Rob Lith 4 Feb 2019

Fraudulent insurance claims on the rise
Fraudulent insurance claims on the riseArticle

Tough times tend to elicit desperate behaviour from people. The slow economic growth, coupled with macroeconomic uncertainty, over the past few years have resulted in a marked increase in the amount of insurance fraud being committed in South Africa...

Issued by MiWayLife 25 Jan 2019

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Going travelling? Don't forget insurance (and to read the fine print)Article

All international travel involves risk. You may have an accident or illness that lands you in hospital; you may even need to be repatriated, so it's important to take out appropriate insurance for your trip...

David Beirman 21 Dec 2018

Insured? Who's liable for your car repairs?
Insured? Who's liable for your car repairs?Article

Motor vehicle insurance should be simple and, most importantly, provide the motorist with peace of mind...

19 Dec 2018

Drones to be used by insurers?
Drones to be used by insurers?Article

Given how data provides a competitive advantage, insurers can use drones to enhance the quality of information around policies and claims and aid in improving decision-making...

21 Sep 2018

Common skin cancer can signal increased risk of other cancers
Common skin cancer can signal increased risk of other cancersArticle

Frequent skin cancers due to mutations in genes responsible for repairing DNA are linked to a threefold risk of unrelated cancers...

15 Aug 2018

Kate Mollett, regional manager, Africa South, Veeam
Data, customer experience and hyper-availabilityArticle

South African businesses are increasingly leveraging data to deliver a better customer experience and differentiate their offerings from competitors.

Kate Mollett 2 Aug 2018

The risk of listeriosis lingers
The risk of listeriosis lingersArticle

Product-related risk is one of the biggest perils facing businesses today, with significant amount of increased recalls revealing the potential for larger and more complex losses in the past decade...

Catia Folgore 16 Jul 2018

Defective product risk is an increasing peril for companies
Defective product risk is an increasing peril for companiesArticle

Tougher regulation, global supply chains, materials from fewer suppliers and consumer awareness are contributing to a rise in recalls, says Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS) report...

5 Dec 2017

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

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

Photo: Rolls Royce Ship Intelligence, flickr.com.
Autonomous vessels and crewless ships could be coming soonArticle

With human error behind 75% of marine liability losses, there are hopes that autonomous vessels and crewless ships can improve shipping safety...

31 Oct 2017

How to protect your home from storm damage
How to protect your home from storm damageArticle

Severe storms like the ones that struck this week are likely to become more frequent. Here's how you can protect your home from future storms...

Lea Jacobs, Issued by Private Property South Africa 12 Oct 2017

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