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    By COVER
    Ivan Kotzé, Executive Director of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa, points out that it is possible that there is a shift as a result of the recently published new criteria for granting of pharmacy licences. “If these are fairly and consistently applied, they should not be a threat to independently owned pharmacies.” This was […]
    October 23, 2014 Read More
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    By Donald Makhafola
    When briefing the media after the Second Annual Spotlight on South African Insurance Seminar in Johannesburg, Associate Director at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services Neil Gosrani said their assessment was based on three components which are country risk and industry risk. Gosrain said SA insurance industry has developed and sophisticated like other developed countries in […]
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  • Damaged Car
    By COVER
    A similar report released in 2013 shows that there has been no significant improvement in road safety. The figures for road crashes stand at 1.24 million in 2013 compared to 1.3 million in 2010. The WHO 2013 report points out that injuries sustained in road traffic crashes remain the leading cause of death for young […]
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  • Chairs on a beach
    By COVER
    The changes, which were introduced by the Tax Laws Amendment Act 2013, and which have now been delayed from 1 March 2015 to 1 March 2016, have been broadly supported by the retirement fund industry. Should there, however, be no agreement at Nedlac by end-June 2015, the implementation date may be moved to 1 March […]
    October 23, 2014 Read More
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    By Brent Munnik
    OutSystems Platform 9 adds a hybrid mobile capability to the OutSystems rapid application delivery platform; a first-of-its-kind visualisation tool that dramatically simplifies aggregation and manipulation of data; and powerful integration through a fleet of connectors for popular SaaS and legacy applications. OutSystems South Africa director Craig Terblanche says this is an exciting update to the […]
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  • Time for Change
    By Donald Makhafola
    Alexander Forbes Managing Director, Gari Dombo says telematics will help insures to asses drivers’ behavior and it has the biggest benefits for consumers as well. Speaking at a media briefing in Johanesburg, Dombo says he believes that telematics is a necessary intervention and in few years to come all motor insures will adopt the use […]
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    By Donald Makhafola
    This IDS was developed under the auspices of the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) and it holds information on over nine million claim records and over three million policies. The enhanced IDS platform offers insurers an access to a number of value-added solutions. These includes Claims Enabler which helps to process claims more efficient and faster.  […]
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  • African landscape
    By Victor Muguto, Pwc
    Long-term Insurance Leader for Pwc Africa, Victor Muguto says the expansion into the rest of African continues to be a key trend, with most of the major insurers focusing on selected high growth markets. He said according to the survey the top three markets for expansion by South Africa were identified as Kenya, Nigeria and […]
    October 23, 2014 Read More
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Financial Planning
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By COVER
The results of the second quarter PPS Profession Confidence Index survey of over 120 pharmacists revealed a massive 24 percentage point drop to 54% when the respondents were asked whether they felt threatened by the expanse of pharmacies in large retail stores.
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Risk Management
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By Warwick Scott-Rodger
Head of Broker at MUA Insurance Acceptance Warwick Scott-Rodger cautions that cloning of vehicles syndicates are becoming a growing concern for the insurance industry and consumers and there is a clear rise in vehicle thefts, which only adds to the number of cloned vehicles that land up on South Africa's roads.
October 23, 2014 Read More
Africa
African landscape
By Victor Muguto
Global and African insurers are grappling with new disruptive social, technoloogical, economic, environmental and political changes. These megatrends are already reshaping the competitive environment for insurers, reinsurers and tthe market they operate in across Africa.
October 23, 2014 Read More
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By Lucienne Fild
Emile Stipp was awarded The Actuarial Society of South Africa’s highest honour, the Murray Medal, last night.
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