• oil barrels
    By Jenna Wilson, Old Mutual Investment Group
    Recent drastic declines in the international oil price and the resultant sharp cuts in the local petrol price could herald a sharp turnaround in South Africa’s more immediate fortunes, says Old Mutual Investment Group. And this sharp fall, if sustained, will have a number of positive impacts on the SA economy, starting with the consumer […]
    January 28, 2015 Read More
  • outlook 2015
    By Financial Services Board
    2015 will see the South African financial services sector undergo major regulatory changes that are expected to ultimately improve outcomes not only for customers, but also for financial advisers, and the financial services industry as a whole. That is the view of Jonathan Dixon, Deputy Executive Officer for Insurance at the Financial Services Board, who […]
    January 28, 2015 Read More
  • man_extendshand
    By Camargue
    Camargue Underwriting Managers has confirmed that it has acquired UMA, Synergy XOL (Pty) Limited, following the sad and untimely passing of the company’s Managing Director, Peter Hodgson in July 2014. The acquisition is effective 1 January 2015. Hodgson was the integral centre of Underwriting at Synergy XOL and with his passing his excess of 40 […]
    January 27, 2015 Read More
  • man_extendshand
    By Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd
    The Financial Planning Institute (FPI) is pleased with the announcement made by Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd. (FPSB), the international standards-setting body for the financial planning profession, that FPI Chairperson, Sankie Morata, CFP®, has been re-appointed for an additional term as chairperson of FPSB’s Developing Markets Forum. FPSB’s Developing Markets Forum provides a platform for […]
    January 26, 2015 Read More
Featured News
  • Catherine Berry
    By Donald Makhafola, Journalist
    January 26, 2015 Read More
  • 2706894_mega
    By Santam
    December to April is fire season in the Western Cape and according to Working on Fire (WoF), a broad-based, integrated fire management initiative; it is already the worst fire season recorded in seven years. And it is not yet February – which, as it is usually the windiest month of the year, is traditionally the high-alert month. […]
    January 26, 2015 Read More
  • credit_card
    By Gary Slater, Head of Forensics at Mutual & Federal
    The aim was to highlight the seriousness and ever-growing problem of economic crimes in South Africa and our industry in particular. The campaign was designed to raise the level of awareness and encourage our brokers and employees to be vigilant and report any suspicious and fraudulent activities. The SAICB is the only entity mandated by […]
    January 21, 2015 Read More
  • COVER Square Image resized canvas
    By COVER Publications
    COVER Magazine presents the annual COVER EXCELLENCE Awards at The 2015 Insurance Conference Allianz Gala and COVER Excellence Awards Dinner at Sun City in July, 2015. (Dinner sponsored by Allianz South Africa) Click here to view photos the 2014 COVER Excellence Awards winners. Click here for profiles of the 2014 COVER Excellence Awards winners.   The purpose […]
    January 20, 2015 Read More
Featured Articles
Featured Videos
By Donald Makhafola, Journalist
Carmague Underwriting Managers' Division Director, Catherine Berry speaks to COVER about the growing cyber crime and fraud affecting businesses. She also outlines and advises on some of the liability policies available in the local insurance market to insure against such criminal incidents.
January 26, 2015 Read More
By Katya Smith, Journalist
The Financial Planning Institute won a significant victory when the Supreme Court of Appeal unanimously ruled in their favour, dismissing the longstanding Elizabeth Coetzee case with costs. COVER magazine got details from FPI CEO Godfrey Nti.
January 7, 2015 Read More
Short-term
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By Gary Slater
Mutual & Federal invited Hugo van Zyl from the South African Insurance Crime Bureau (SAICB) to host fraud awareness sessions with its brokers and staff. Topics included current industry trends and vital tips to apply to proactively detect fraud.
January 21, 2015 Read More
Financial Planning
outlook 2015
By Financial Services Board
January 28, 2015 Read More
Risk Management
Catherine Berry
By Donald Makhafola
Carmague Underwriting Managers' Division Director, Catherine Berry speaks to COVER about the growing cyber crime and fraud affecting businesses. She also outlines and advises on some of the liability policies available in the local insurance market to insure against such criminal incidents.
January 26, 2015 Read More
Africa
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By The African Press Organization (APO)
A transformative moment in African food security demonstrating the potential for cost effective disaster financing, as ARC Insurance Company Limited (ARC Ltd) will pay US $25 million in drought insurance in Africa this January.
January 26, 2015 Read More
Associations
car accident
By Viviene Pearson
In the wake of the recent incidents of violence and intimidation in the tow truck environment in Cape Town, the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) has categorically distanced itself, as well as the short-term insurance industry, from any acts of violence and intimidation.
January 21, 2015 Read More