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This Easter was SA’s worst recorded death toll for an Easter period. The number looks set to rise to 400 once all fatalities have been accounted for, after an obligatory 30-day period. While the annual cost of road accidents to the economy is R309bn, the solution to the problem may lie ...
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PPS, the financial services company focused exclusively on graduate professionals, has announced that its total cumulative profit-share allocation to members* reached R21. 6 billion over the last ten years. PPS, which is the largest financial services company in South Africa that operates under a mutual ...
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LONDON: Willis Group Holdings plc (NYSE: WSH), the global risk advisory, re/insurance broking, and human capital and benefits firm, announced today that it has made a firm offer to acquire the remaining 70 per cent that it does not currently own of Gras Savoye, the leading French insurance broker, and ...
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By Palesa Nhlapo, a candidate attorney at Hogan Lovells (South Africa) Supervising partner: Deon Francis The Supreme Court of Appeal handed down a judgment on 26 September 2014 in the matter of Medi-Clinic Limited v George Vermeulen (504/13) [2014] ZASCA wherein it upheld an appeal against an order ...
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Risk Type is associated with the degree of volatility and exposure to the market that an investment has. The possibility that an investment may fluctuate in value i. e. the degree of unpredictability in the return of the investment. Risk is generally defined as volatility in returns, in other words, the variance in the returns over a certain period. It can also be defined as the erosion of the real value of the investment due to inflation (inflation ...
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