• under construction cone
    By Luke Doig, Senior economist, Credit Guarantee Insurance Corporation of Africa Limited
    The nominal and real growth in December 2014 retail sales of 4.9% and 1.5% respectively (2012 = 6.1% and 1.5% respectively) was below expectations, the worst performance since 2009 and reflects the increasing pressure on household spend as economic growth has ebbed. Overall conditions have not improved, in fact they are materially weaker and with […]
    November 20, 2014 Read More
  • African Globe
    By Brent Munnik
    LeapFrog Investments and Resolution Insurance, have today (20 November) announced that LeapFrog intends to invest KSh 1.68b ($US18.7m) for a majority stake in Resolution Insurance, though its holding company, Resolution Health East Africa Limited. According to LeapFrog, Kenya’s non-life insurance market is growing at 20 percent per annum, with health insurance leading the charge at […]
    November 20, 2014 Read More
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    By Bridgitte Taim, Lange 360 Strategic Communications
    The proposed Retail Distribution Review (RDR) paper proposed by the Financial Services Board (FSB) released last week mainly seeks to deal with inherent conflicts of interest in the relationship between financial services product suppliers and financial advisers and how financial advisers are remunerated. The RDR discussion paper states that implementation will happen in phases and […]
    November 20, 2014 Read More
  • winner of race
    By The African Press Organisation (APO)
    The first ever ‘Africa Data Challenge’ was held in Westminster, London, this week, as part of the second ScienceAfrica UnConference, on 18 November. The ‘Africa Data Challenge’ is a groundbreaking competition that invites parties to pitch their ideas for projects that harness data for real, human impact in Africa. While the ‘data revolution’ is a […]
    November 20, 2014 Read More
Featured News
  • Communication and technology
    By Ivor van Rensburg, IT Public Relations
    SilverBridge, a provider of software solutions to the financial services industry, has launched SilverBridge Vault, helping insurance companies manage the creation, review, testing and deployment of schema and configuration scripts within an Exergy environment. SilverBridge Vault provides the script reviewers, script package managers and release managers with the ability to setup and manage scripts from […]
    November 20, 2014 Read More
  • Front Cover October - Copy
    By Brent Munnik
    This issue brings you an interesting view of underwriting in a world where Cannabis is legal. We also take a round trip across the continent to look at the latest models in insurance distribution and the role of analytics in risk management. Have fun with a variety of perspectives on our business.
    November 19, 2014 Read More
  • richard ra
    By Brent Munnik
    November 13, 2014 Read More
  • Truck
    By Steve Cornelius, Head of Automotive and Transportation at Indwe Risk Services
    Transporting goods throughout Africa is a massive industry – an industry that has very specific insurance requirements. All too often transporters are unaware of the pitfalls that could lead to their claims being repudiated. A recent study showed that in excess of 60% of trucks are not roadworthy – that translates into over 60% of […]
    November 13, 2014 Read More
Featured Articles
Featured Videos
By Brent Munnik
November 6, 2014 Read More
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By FSB
The Financial Services Board releases a discussion paper outlining the results of its Retail Distribution Review (RDR). The paper proposes a number of far-reaching reforms to the regulatory framework for distributing retail financial products to customers in South Africa.
November 10, 2014 Read More
Financial Planning
Healthcare sign
By PwC
PwC research paper Innovation empowers members of medical schemes to push for transparency to make better-informed choices, according to PwC’s Research paper for medical schemes, 2014.
November 16, 2014 Read More
Investment
under construction cone
By Luke Doig
’Tis the season to be shopping, but Senior economist Luke Doig unpacks why the festive spending season is unlikely to turn around the grim local economic climate of 2014.
November 20, 2014 Read More
Risk Management
Truck
By Annelie Smith
What do the continual mining strikes and strike-related risks mean for SA business? Annelie Smith, Corporate Executive at Risk Benefit Solutions (RBS), discusses managing the risk.
November 6, 2014 Read More
November 18, 2014 Read More