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    By Donald Kau, Head: Corporate Affairs Santam
    The South African Police Services Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced an overall increase of 46.7% in commercial crime over the past 10 years from 2004/5 to 2013/14, however the category decreased by 13.6% for the period April 2013 to March 2014. Santam, South Africa’s largest commercial insurer has up to end June this year reported a total […]
    September 19, 2014 Read More
  • Change
    By Brent Munnik
    We are pleased to announce some staff movements in our Risk Acceptance area. Hans Schollenberger will be concentrating all of his efforts on his role as Executive Head of Underwriting and Risk. In this role, Hans has been required to relinquish his position as a Portfolio Executive and team leader, and as such Hans will […]
    September 19, 2014 Read More
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    By Brent Munnik
    Ian Kirk opened the Santam Broker Roadshow at Vodaworld. In his opinion the short-term insurance industry is in a loss-making state, the economy is in a bad space and consumers are heavily indebted. He also mentioned pressure factors such as power shortages, lack of organisational capacity in state departments, the sovereign downgrade, pressure on the […]
    September 18, 2014 Read More
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    By SIMONSAYS Communications
    Camargue has entrenched its status as an innovative leader within South Africa’s insurance industry with the launch of its new eLearning platform, launched this month (September). The free online training is IISA accredited, and brokers will receive five CPD points for successfully completing each training module. The first course on offer is D&O, with further Liability products to follow.
    September 18, 2014 Read More
Featured News
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    By Brent Munnik
    Our Healthcare feature will be an important read for all in the industry and even for your clients. From demarcation and Gap Cover to advice, the landscape is changing fast! Other commentators focussed on the changing face of retirement, the interest rate cycle as well as cost drag and investment performance. On the short-term side […]
    September 19, 2014 Read More
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    By René Grobler, Investec Specialist Bank’s Head of Cash Investments
    The question on everybody’s minds is whether or not the South African Reserve Bank will be announcing a hike in interest rates on Today. According to Investec Specialist Bank’s Head of Cash Investments, René Grobler, there are three reasons why interest rates will in all likelihood not be increased this week. Firstly, inflation expectations are […]
    September 18, 2014 Read More
  • Risk
    By Annelie Smith, Corporate Executive at Risk Benefit Solutions (RBS)
    The on-going riots and labour disruptions in the platinum industry is causing South African businesses to continually feel the impacts of strikes, which is damaging economic growth, and in turn negatively impacting local businesses within the mining sector, as well as those inadvertently involved. According to Annelie Smith, Corporate Executive at Risk Benefit Solutions (RBS), […]
    September 18, 2014 Read More
  • African landscape
    By Annetjie Van Wynegaard
    There’s no doubt that Africa is rising, growing at a rapid pace, and the need for investment grows with it. However, as Professor Ben Turok warned during the Evaluation Cooperation Group’s Spring 2014 meeting at the African Development Bank in Centurion, when we look at the broader impact of policies on the African continent, taking […]
    September 18, 2014 Read More
Featured Articles
Featured Videos
By Tony van Niekerk
Peter Hewitt was named the top Financial Planner for 2014 at this year’s FPI Professionals Convention. COVER’s editor, Tony van Niekerk, spoke to Peter and the two finalists, Donovan Adams from Chartered Wealth and Bruce Fleming.
June 27, 2014 Read More
By Annetjie van Wynegaard
Cyber crime has become a global risk, due to the interconnectedness of machines, The Internet of Things, etc. COVER spoke to Christoph Leuzinger, Head of Global Corporate at Zurich, about the 2014 Global Risks Report.
June 23, 2014 Read More
September 15, 2014 Read More
Financial Planning
Healthcare Tech
By Peter Jordan
As one of the larger medical schemes in the country, Fedhealth's vision for this coming year is geared to maximising member value through innovation and by managing the risk pool.
September 18, 2014 Read More
Investment
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By Michael Tichareva
The recent demise of African Bank has shown that a one-size-fits-all approach to managing risk in the banking and lending industries is fundamentally flawed.
September 18, 2014 Read More
Risk Management
Risk
By Annelie Smith
The on-going riots and labour disruptions in the platinum industry is causing South African businesses to continually feel the impacts of strikes, which is damaging economic growth, and in turn negatively impacting local businesses within the mining sector, as well as those inadvertently involved.
September 18, 2014 Read More
Africa
African landscape
By Annetjie Van Wynegaard
There’s no doubt that Africa is rising, growing at a rapid pace, and the need for investment grows with it. However, as Professor Ben Turok warned during the Evaluation Cooperation Group’s Spring 2014 meeting at the African Development Bank in Centurion, when we look at the broader impact of policies on the African continent, taking into context the different socio-economic and political factors of each country, it is important that we look at the real Africa and get our priorities right.
September 18, 2014 Read More
Associations
Growing money
By Rothko
The 15th Annual Women in Business Conference organised by students at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business to celebrate women’s month, demonstrated the power of what can happen when women support other women.
August 25, 2014 Read More