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June 13, 2024
Compli-Serve and compliance industry mourns the passing Richard Rattue
It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Richard Rattue, the beloved founder and Managing Director of Compli-Serve. Richard passed away suddenly on 9 June 2024.
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June 13, 2024
Old Mutual Investment Group maintains confidence in SA equity market ahead of the GNU formation
With the country on tenterhooks as it awaits Friday’s first sitting of parliament and the confirmed details of a Government of National Unity, Old Mutual Investment Group (OMIG) believes this is a positive moment for South African democracy, with change to the previous status quo being an increasingly possible catalyst to unlock value in local markets.
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June 13, 2024
Young, wild – but ‘not so free’ if something goes wrong
South Africans are notoriously poor savers, with less than 30% having an emergency fund. For young people, lacking financial backup can be particularly risky. Marius Kemp from Santam emphasizes the importance of insurance for financial protection and peace of mind.
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June 13, 2024
Stay alert this winter: Early sunsets result in rising crime
As winter sets across South Africa, longer nights and earlier sunsets create prime conditions for increased criminal activity. Residents are urged to stay vigilant, particularly near residential areas, shopping malls, and fuel stations, as darkness and cold weather provide cover for criminals.
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June 13, 2024
SAIA Encourages Industry Participation at African Insurance Exchange Conference 2024
The African Insurance Exchange Conference 2024, hosted by IISA and SAIA, will be held from July 21-24 at Sun City Resort. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the conference offers invaluable insights, innovations, and networking opportunities, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
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June 12, 2024
Sponsors looking forward to AIE 2024
We are counting down the days to this year’s African Insurance Exchange, which will take place at Sun City and online from 21 to 24 July. We caught up with a few conference sponsors to find out what they are looking forward to at conference.
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June 11, 2024
Natural catastrophes, Fire risks top concerns for Engineering, Construction, and Real Estate sector in 2024
The engineering, construction, and real estate sector is facing significant challenges in the year ahead, with Natural catastrophes and Fire, explosion risks emerging as the primary concerns, according to the Allianz Risk Barometer. It is followed by Business interruption (28%), Macroeconomic developments (21%) and Cyber incidents (19%).
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June 11, 2024
ODP compliance offers brokers competitive edge
The recently held Finance Magnates Africa Summit (FMAS) 2024 event held in Johannesburg highlighted the crucial role of Over-the-counter Derivative Product (ODP) licences in South Africa's financial sector.
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June 6, 2024
The impact of FNB’s social entrepreneurship programme
To support the viability of South African social entrepreneurship, First National Bank (FNB) partnered with business growth specialists Fetola to deliver two cohorts of the Social Entrepreneurship Impact Lab (SEIL) Programme.
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June 6, 2024
Rising temperatures, rising risks: why adequate cover has become critical
The knock-on effects of climate-related incidents have led to a noticeable increase in personal and commercial insurance claims, both in terms of property damage and business interruption. This has been exacerbated by the impact of deteriorating infrastructure such as public roads, water and sanitation systems.
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Download the 2023 TechFest eBook

Technology has become indispensable in the digital age. As for the insurance and financial industries, if you had the privilege, or foresight, to attend COVER's TechFest2023, you would have heard from the various presenters how crucial innovation on the back of technology has become for survival and a sustainable competitive strategy.

In this e-book we feature a comprehensive overview of all the presentations and round table discussions. The videos of the sessions, for the full experience, can be viewed on our website.

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