• BUDGET (3)
    By COVER Publications
    Week three of the One Rand Man experiment and the 32-year-old architectural consultant has started paying attention to the detail behind his spending. For the first time ever, he is taking note of the price of items in the supermarket. But now that all major expenses are paid, he’s shocked that there is so little left to live off for the rest of the month.
    July 25, 2014 Read More
  • Will and testament
    By David Knott, Private Client Holding
    South Africans have always believed that they enjoy total freedom of testation - unlike many other countries where legislation imposes forced heirship, that is where the State dictates that portion of one’s estate must devolve upon immediate family. But, do we really have freedom of testation?
    July 25, 2014 Read More
  • Risk
    By Johan van Greuning, Head of Standard Insurance Limited
    Between 5 -10% of South Africans with contents are generally underinsured by a large margin, a fact that could have far-reaching implications for policy holders and their families.
    July 25, 2014 Read More
  • business man running
    By COVER Publications
    The 2014 Discovery 702 Walk the Talk is all set to hit the streets on Sunday 27th July with 56 000 walkers, including some well-known faces, setting off from Marks Park Sports Club in Emmarentia.
    July 25, 2014 Read More
Featured News
  • coffee beans
    By Lloyd's
    On the 27th to the 29th of August, at the annual Insurance Conference, produced by the IISA, Lloyd’s will be there, complete with their coffee shop, a variety of artefacts and their Head Waiter, Bob Dee.
    July 25, 2014 Read More
  • JSE-Sig-Blk-on-Wht-rgb
    By cover.contributor
    Mercer Africa Limited (Mercer), a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, has agreed to acquire 34% of Alexander Forbes, as part of the exit deal, an investment that would give Mercer an opportunity to broaden its exposure in sub-Saharan African markets. Mercer is initially acquiring a 14,9% stake, at the time of the Alexander Forbes listing, and subject to regulatory approvals.
    July 25, 2014 Read More
  • 291672_mega
    By A.M. Best Briefing
    The total insurance loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17, which crashed over the Ukraine-Russia border on 17 July 2014, is not expected to result in any ratings actions, according to a new briefing from A.M. Best. The Best’s Briefing entitled “The Insurance Implications of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17” states that the total insurance loss will comprise passenger liability claims and physical damage to the aircraft.
    July 25, 2014 Read More
  • Chairs on a beach
    By Mark Kitching, Head of Absa Linked Investments Services.
    People are not ready to retire comfortably. Statistics show that 51% of South Africa’s pensioners can’t make ends meet and that a third of them do not have enough cover for medical expenses.
    July 25, 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
Short-term
Risk
By Johan van Greuning
Between 5 -10% of South Africans with contents are generally underinsured by a large margin, a fact that could have far-reaching implications for policy holders and their families.
July 25, 2014 Read More
Financial Planning
Chairs on a beach
By Mark Kitching
People are not ready to retire comfortably. Statistics show that 51% of South Africa’s pensioners can’t make ends meet and that a third of them do not have enough cover for medical expenses.
July 25, 2014 Read More
Investment
BUDGET (3)
By COVER Publications
Week three of the One Rand Man experiment and the 32-year-old architectural consultant has started paying attention to the detail behind his spending – taking note of the price of items in the supermarket for the first time.
July 25, 2014 Read More
Risk Management
madiba
By Keeran Madhav
Why do we need a special day to remind us to help our fellow citizens? Why do we, aware as we are of the many problems facing South Africa, so often do nothing?
July 21, 2014 Read More
Africa
291672_mega
By A.M. Best Briefing
The total insurance loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17, which crashed over the Ukraine-Russia border on 17 July 2014, is not expected to result in any ratings actions, according to a new briefing from A.M. Best.
July 25, 2014 Read More
Associations
congratulations
By COVER Publications
News from the Office of the Pension Funds Adjudicator in May and June: The non-payment of death benefits continues to plague the Office of the Pension Funds Adjudicator. PFA slams pension fund for disregarding rules.
July 8, 2014 Read More