Risk Management

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April 10, 2024
Super election year increases risks of political violence, warns Allianz
With an unprecedented ‘super-cycle’ of elections in 2024, almost half the world’s populations will go to the polls before the year is out. According to a new report from Allianz Commercial, security is a concern in many territories
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March 18, 2024
Evaluating Eskom’s bold turnaround claims
Most recently, newly appointed Electricity Minister, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, made the bold assertion that the anticipated improvement in the electricity supply would make his role redundant by the end of the year. Data on Eskom’s medium-term outlook, however, suggests that it may not yet be time for South Africa’s commercial and industrial (C&I) companies to abandon their contingency plans to ensure security of supply.
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March 15, 2024
African Risk Capacity Limited ranked first in ESG
For the fourth year in a row, specialist insurer African Risk Capacity (ARC) has secured the top ranking in the insurance industry for environmental, social and governance (ESG).
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February 12, 2024
South Africa's Risk Rating Upgraded
Allianz Trade has released its first Country Risk Atlas, a new flagship publication focused on country risk, an expertise the world leader in trade credit insurance has built up over decades.
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Financial Planning

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April 4, 2024
Brokers recognised by Bonitas
Recently the second Broker Award event was held at a gala dinner, when ASI Financial Services took home two of the top awards: Broker of the Year (2023) and Best Net Growth in 2023.
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April 2, 2024
Balancing SA’s Two-Pot Retirement System And Responsible Debt Management
Amid a backdrop of escalating debt challenges and a rising cost of living, should advisers recommend using accessible retirement savings to pay off debt?
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March 27, 2024
"Black tax” is real – but it’s not only for blacks
Financial advisor Munya Shumba delves into the "black tax" phenomenon, shedding light on its roots in financial inequality. He stresses the importance of early investing, setting boundaries, and budgeting to break the cycle and secure a prosperous future for oneself and future generations.
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March 27, 2024
Momentum Metropolitan continues to deliver robust earnings
Momentum Metropolitan Holdings reported robust earnings for the six months ended 31 December 2023. Highlights include normalised headline earnings of R2.4 billion, up 42% on the prior period, and a 69% increase in operating profit to R2 billion.
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April 10, 2024
Energy transition: Is the sector ex-growth?
It is important to consider the long cyclical nature of the energy transition, across conventional and renewable energy, as they both play a crucial role in providing energy security, stability, and low-cost energy.
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April 9, 2024
Life after cash - what to do as interest rates start to fall
Schroders specialists discuss how different asset classes might perform once interest rates begin to fall – and highlight the risks of remaining on the sidelines in cash.
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April 9, 2024
Investors in Section 12BA tax incentive warned about what to look out for
Many South Africans are taking advantage of Section 12BA of the Income Tax Act which offers a 125% SARS-approved tax deduction. However, some investors have learned the hard way that it is imperative for the fund manager to deploy all capital into new green energy investments in the year in which they invest.
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April 4, 2024
ESG must be linked to executive compensation
There has been a noticeable shift in corporate practices towards recognising the importance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in driving sustainable growth and enhancing stakeholder value.
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April 10, 2024

Distracted driving month: Don’t let your children drive you to distraction

Human error contributes to 8 out of every 10 road accidents in South Africa. Among these errors, distracted driving emerges as a leading cause, posing significant risks to drivers, passengers, and other road users.
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April 9, 2024

Aon Insurance State of the Market - 2024

Aon South Africa has released its ‘2024 Insurance State of the Market’ Report providing global and South African insurance market insights.
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April 9, 2024

Santam confirms multiple claims from Western Cape weather damage

Santam confirms that over the past 48 hours the company has been dealing with multiple claims caused by inclement weather that has impacted parts of the Western Cape province.
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April 10, 2024

Hollard looks to repeat black panel beaters project success in other sectors

Hollard’s success in boosting black-owned panel-beating businesses has led to the insurer exploring using the same method to improve the fortunes of black-owned businesses in the construction, building and plumbing sectors.
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April 2, 2024

African Insurance awards 2024

The submission of Nominations for the 9th edition of the African Insurance Awards (AIA) has been extended to 5 April 2024. Through this awards, Africa Re rewards and celebrates excellence, innovation, good corporate management and leadership in the African insurance industry.
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March 27, 2024

A call for safe driving and comprehensive vehicle insurance

The South Africa Insurance Association (SAIA) wishes everyone a safe journey and a pleasant school holiday season. Previous years’ statistics point to the risks and dangers associated with travelling by road at this time of year.
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April 12, 2024
Revolutionizing Data Migration for Business Success
Paul Henderson, Head Client Delivery at migrateFINIUM, unveils the genesis and significance of migrateFINIUM
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April 12, 2024
Sanlam’s Fintech Vision: Transforming Financial Inclusion in Africa
An exploration of Sanlam's groundbreaking Fintech Cluster, that is poised to redefine the financial landscape of Africa
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April 12, 2024
Navigating the Role of Brokers: Sasria’s Perspective on Risk Management Services
Stakeholder management within Sasria & the multifaceted role of brokers in delivering comprehensive risk management
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April 12, 2024
Navigating Complexity with Simplicity
Embark on a journey of discovery as we delve into Liberty's Lifestyle Protector (LP20)
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April 11, 2024
A Journey of Growth and Collaboration
Grant Cross, director of Motor Acceptances, gives insight into the company's evolution since its inception
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April 11, 2024
Financial Planning for Professional Athletes: Tackling Retirement Challenges
Insight into the financial complexities surrounding retirement for professional athletes.
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April 11, 2024
A Journey in Outsourced Asset Management
An outline of Discovery Invests strategic vision and operational nuances.
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April 11, 2024
Understanding Traditional Retirement Products
A comprehensive exploration of retirement planning intricacies.
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April 11, 2024
Empowering Brokers: Key Players in Pet Insurance Education and Sales
A deep dive into the dynamic realm of pet insurance.
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April 4, 2024
Navigating the Complex Landscape of Financial Crime Compliance
Delving into the realm of challenges and trends in financial crime compliance
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April 10, 2024
Exploring the role of AI in digitisation
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is providing companies with the advanced technology necessary to navigate their digitisation journeys more easily. But more than that, AI is transforming IT infrastructure, enhancing business operations, and reshaping job roles all while decision-makers stay cognisant of the ethical considerations.
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April 9, 2024
Elevating data ethics: a perspective on responsible data management
In an era where data is often referred to as the new oil, organisations worldwide are grappling with the ethical considerations inherent in collecting, storing, using, and sharing data. In this article he explores the intricate intersection of ethics and responsible data practices, transcending mere compliance to foster a culture of integrity and trust.
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April 9, 2024
AI & transaction monitoring: the next frontier
James Saunders, co-founder and CTO at RelyComply discusses AI's role in revolutionising transaction monitoring for enhanced anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) controls, reducing costs, and improving efficiency against financial crime.
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April 4, 2024
Dial a Nerd introduces AI Bot ‘Dan’
Dial a Nerd, a pioneer in IT support solutions, has launched the country’s first-ever IT support AI Bot. ‘Dan’ is more than just an AI Bot, he is a digital companion designed to revolutionise the IT support experience for clients.
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August 31, 2023
Three practical ways to make your small business bloom this spring
Janeesha Ragubeer, Area Manager at Business Partners Limited, foresees a promising season ahead for South African small businesses, offering her insights on three actionable strategies to help them flourish this spring.
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October 24, 2022
The competitive structure of the global insurance marketplace sector
According to a ranking and analysis completed by Insuramore, revenues earned worldwide by insurance marketplaces are likely to have had a value of around USD 6.74 billion in 202...
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October 24, 2022
Insurer builds on transformative campaign to boost small businesses through new partnership
From March to August 2022, Hollard will share two months of concurrent commercial airtime worth R1-million...
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