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Why I love FAIS

Published: Fri, 21 Jul 17

By Tamara Jacobsen: Director- Applied Learning Academy The provisions of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 2002 (FAIS) have been in place for more than a decade now. Financial advisors, planners, consultants and agents who deal with insurance, medical schemes and/or investment products must ...
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Hannover Re completes acquisition of Lloyd's syndicate

Published: Fri, 21 Jul 17

Hannover: The acquisition of the UK holding company Argenta Holdings Limited, which owns the companies Argenta Syndicate Management and Argenta Private Capital as well as a pro rata share of the Lloyd's syndicate Argenta Syndicate 2121, was successfully completed yesterday. Hannover Re had announced an agreement ...
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Alternative model to Labour Brokers in SA

Published: Fri, 21 Jul 17

By Professor Hugo Pienaar, Director and Sean Jamieson, Associate from the Employment practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr   This article was written prior to the recent Labour Appeal Court judgement in the NUMSA & Others v Assign Services, which held, inter alia, that the client becomes the sole employer ...
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CPD Revisited

Published: Fri, 21 Jul 17

A reader recently wrote: I provide training on behalf of a registered medical scheme to accredited brokers on medical scheme benefit options, underwriting and processes. I recently attended a broker training session at the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) and was awarded 4 CPD (Continuous Professional Development) ...
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Comments due soon on South African International Arbitration Bill

Published: Thu, 20 Jul 17

Comments and submissions by interested parties on South Africa's International Arbitration Bill, approved by the South African government in March 2017, are due by 28 July 2017. The notice calling for comments, and information on how to submit comments, is available here. The Bill has already progressed through ...
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The Motor Vehicle Security Association of South Africa (VESA)

Published: Thu, 20 Jul 17

Adri Smit, General Manager, VESA VESA has informed the short- term insurance industry that for all purposes affecting any vehicle safety and security products and systems and/or the installation thereof, the term “VESA Approved” shall mean compliance with all of the following three requirements: A ...
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Big Data: The Key to Eradicating Insurance Fraud

Published: Thu, 20 Jul 17

Jonathan Lewarne Senior Director: Insurance Business Development TransUnion By using data smartly, and shifting the focus from the point of claim to the point of policy creation, insurers can reduce fraud. By Jonathan Lewarne, Senior Director: Insurance Business Development at TransUnion Quality information ...
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Sasria Engineering and Construction Cover and Claims Update June 2017

Published: Wed, 19 Jul 17

By Tau Letlhogonolo , Customer Relations Manager, Sasria Sasria SOC Ltd’s core business is the provision of short-term insurance for riots, strikes, terrorism, civil commotion and public disorder to businesses and individuals. Additional cover of R1 billion is available on request: this cover is geared towards ...
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Coface Announces Results of Asia Corporate Payment Survey

Published: Wed, 19 Jul 17

Coface’s latest annual payment report surveyed 2,795 corporates in the Asia Pacific region focusing on eight markets: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. The survey also traced the evolution of corporate payments in 11([1]) industry sectors. “2017 is set ...
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Temporary Employment Services ruling raises uncertainty for all sectors

Published: Wed, 19 Jul 17

The Labour Appeal Court (LAC) recently delivered a judgment which could have significant implications for the South African labour market. The judgment specifies that employees of labour brokers who earn below the threshold for vulnerable employees, will become the permanent employees of the client at which they are ...
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Twin Peaks making grim progress

Published: Wed, 19 Jul 17

In the early days of “The Pill” the UCT rag magazine, Sax Appeal, reported on a new book by the Pope titled: “The pill’s grim progress. ” No doubt, the same scepticism accompanies the Twin Peaks legislation in some quarters. On 13 July, the Minister of Finance released a blueprint of ...
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Uber drivers protected by labour laws

Published: Tue, 18 Jul 17

The Department of Labour has welcomed a CCMA ruling which states that Uber drivers are fully protected by the South African labour laws. “The decision [of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration] is in line with the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995, as amended. It means that any person who ...
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SAIA National Motor Body Repairers Grading Standards Project

Published: Tue, 18 Jul 17

The SAIA and the Associations representing the Motor Body Repair (MBR) industry are proud to announce the introduction of the National Grading Standards for MBRs who want to be certified to do repair work on cars that are out-of-warranty. The standards are a product of collaborative work between SAIA members who are ...
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Inaugural SAIA Indaba 2017

Published: Mon, 17 Jul 17

The SAIA successfully hosted its inaugural Indaba on 10 May 2017 at the FNB Conference Centre. The event, themed “Supporting the National Development Plan through the Short-term Insurance Industry,” was well attended with representatives from various stakeholders, including government, financial sector ...
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A thriving organisational culture drives employee engagement

Published: Mon, 17 Jul 17

Article by Dr Dicky Els, Lead Independent Consultant and Jene Palmer, CFO at CGF Research Institute Culture shapes the wellness of individuals, businesses, communities and nations. Although it is not static and can change, it generally manifests itself in the behaviour of a group of people at any ...
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Santam and Department of Cooperative Governance expand partnership to assist vulnerable communities

Published: Mon, 17 Jul 17

Johannesburg: Five million people stand to benefit from the extension of the Partnership for Risk and Resilience (P4RR) between leading short-term insurer, Santam and the Department of Cooperative Governance. The P4RR assists municipalities’ build capacity in combatting the risks of fire and flooding within ...
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Key Individual cannot delegate accountability

Published: Mon, 17 Jul 17

In a recent Appeal Board case, the FSP appealed against the FSB’s decision to debar her for five years. One of the grounds she raised was that her secretary failed to inform her of a notification from the FSB informing her of the Registrar’s intent to suspend her licence as she failed to submit a compliance ...
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Interpretation of section 198 of the Labour Relations Act

Published: Fri, 14 Jul 17

Labour Appeal Court finds in favour of sole employment relationship with client       Jonathan Jones, Director Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc.     Judgment was handed down by the Labour Appeal Court in the matter of NUMSA v Assign Services & Others ...
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Breach of policy requirement not to settle or admit liability does not include plea in criminal proceedings

Published: Fri, 14 Jul 17

      Patrick Bracher Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc.   An insurer in Singapore alleged that the insured had breached the obligation not to ‘make any admission in connection with any claim’ by pleading guilty to five charges of failing to comply ...
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New appointment CGF Research Institute: Lisa Willemse ready to tackle CIPC services

Published: Fri, 14 Jul 17

We are pleased to welcome Lisa Willemse as the newest member to join CGF’s team of Lead Independent Consultants. Lisa has acquired a wealth of business experience over the last 17 years in various industry sectors ranging from engineering, IT, manufacturing, mining, transport, publishing and advertising. Prior ...
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A type of long-term insurance or reinsurance policy where the contract undertakes to provide policy benefits for the purpose of funding in whole or in part the liability of a fund to all its members.
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