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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January 31, 2024

Number of Billion-Dollar Disasters in 2023 Highest on Record

The report reveals that the 398 global natural disaster events caused a $380 billion (2022: $355 billion) economic loss during the 12-month period under review – 22 percent above the 21st-century average – driven by significant earthquakes and relentless severe convective storms (SCS) in the United States and Europe.
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December 20, 2023

A rise in travel scams puts a damper on festive cheer

The festive season typically sees a boom in travel-related sales volumes as many South Africans make their way to local or international tourism destinations. The unfortunate reality, however, is that unsuspecting travellers make easy pickings for scammers and fraudsters.
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