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POPI BREACH COULD MEAN FINES OF UP TO R10 MILLION AND A 10-YEAR JAIL SENTENCE

Published: Thu, 09 Jul 20

Where to start for SA businesses?   09 July 2020: Parts of the long-awaited Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 came into force on 1 July 2020, and companies will have a period of one year to get their ducks in a row or risk substantial fines and even imprisonment. The Act seeks to ...
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POPI ACT IS NOW IN FORCE

Published: Tue, 07 Jul 20

FIVE STEPS TO ENSURE POPI COMPLIANCE FOR DIRECT MARKETING   07 July 2020: The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI) has now come into effect and it is important that South Africa businesses adhere to the new regulations. The use of personal information is everywhere and it’s almost ...
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POPI ACT - IMPLICATIONS FOR VARIOUS BUSINESS AREAS

Published: Thu, 02 Jul 20

02 July 2020: The long-awaited Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 comes into force on Wednesday 1 July 2020, and companies will have a period of one year to get their ducks in a row or risk substantial fines and even imprisonment. From employee data, to direct marketing, e-commerce and the ...
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Lloyd’s presents solutions for global industry and government partnerships

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 20

Lloyd’s presents solutions for global industry and government partnerships to fast-track societal and economic COVID-19 recovery Open-source frameworks provide blueprint for better protecting society against systemic catastrophic events   01 July 2020, Johannesburg - Lloyd’s, the world’s ...
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Insurance Gateway Launches Virtual Offices

Published: Fri, 26 Jun 20

Insurance Gateway developed a new way of connecting brokers to their clients. This new platform will launch 1 July 2020 and I would like to invite you to have a look. To view our offices please click the link below. Features include online appointments, instant video meetings, document management, AI, CRM and even ...
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Norton Rose Fulbright’s Insurance Comic Book

Published: Fri, 19 Jun 20

It is never fun having to reject a claim but we have found a fun way to learn how to do it fairly. As the brainchild of who else but Donald Dinnie, director at global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, for the next part of the popular Big Read Book Series, the team has produced a unique Comic Book Edition of ...
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SAIA Appoints Ms Pamela Ramagaga as General Manager: Insurance Risks

Published: Wed, 17 Jun 20

It is with great pleasure to announce to you that the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) has appointed Ms Pamela Ramagaga to the position of General Manager: Insurance Risks effective 1 June 2020. Ms Ramagaga has successfully held the position of Acting General Manager: Insurance Risks from January 2020 ...
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Business resilience: Learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic

Published: Wed, 17 Jun 20

It is safe to say, most of us were unprepared for the COVID-19 outbreak, and even more were unprepared for the mitigation measures taken to prevent the large-scale loss of lives. Infectious diseases are not new, as far as risks go - these risks have existed in modern times, e. Spanish flu, avian flu and ...
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Coface Barometer Q2 2020 From a massive shock to a diversified recovery

Published: Thu, 11 Jun 20

A few weeks after the first containment easing measures, economic activity seems to be picking up in most European countries. However, about two months after China, this gradual and partial recovery will not erase the effects of containment on global growth. In this context, Coface forecasts that the recession in ...
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Euler Hermes Social Risk Index (SRI): South Africa vulnerable to social unrest

Published: Mon, 08 Jun 20

Each quarter, Euler Hermes assesses the evolution of country risk. The world leader in credit insurance has this year added environmental, societal and governance (ESG) risks to its analyses, to have a more precise and complete assessment. This decision makes perfect sense in today’s context as the Covid-19 ...
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Insurance and Risk in a Post-Covid Economy

Published: Mon, 01 Jun 20

Certain insurance classes will take a hit while others will have time to recover, consumer behaviour will radically change the rules of engagement for insurers and brokers, and accelerate digital transformation   Nothing will be the same in the world post-Covid 19. As our economy slowly starts to ...
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Coronavirus impact on shipping industry: idle vessels face new risks, Allianz warns

Published: Fri, 29 May 20

Increasing disruption and economic pressures caused by the pandemic also has serious risk management implications for the maritime community and insurers alike. Covid-19 pandemic makes it difficult to relieve crews, resulting in growing seafarer fatigue, which is a main cause of human error on board. Delay in inspections ...
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Coronavirus: Fighting the rise in cyber criminals from the home office

Published: Tue, 12 May 20

With many people working remotely because of the coronavirus outbreak, the number of cyber incidents is increasing as hackers, scammers and spammers look to exploit vulnerabilities in an attempt to steal valuable information. In response, AGCS experts highlight a number of measures that can help employees to better ...
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COVID-19: HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR CLIENTS’ WILLS ARE VALID DURING SOUTH AFRICA’S LOCKDOWN

Published: Mon, 11 May 20

Lockdown has spurred many South Africans to draw up their Wills online or over the telephone. But with every new circumstance we are often presented with challenges that require innovation and creative solutions to overcome these challenges. One thing the dawn of Covid-19 has taught us is that if you are not agile ...
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Businesses need to restart facilities with care and caution after coronavirus lockdown to reduce risk of damages

Published: Thu, 07 May 20

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty recommends site security inspections and dedicated loss prevention measures to ensure a successful and safe reopening after shutdown. Fires, machinery breakdowns and faulty workmanship/maintenance among the most expensive causes of insurance claims. Condition of electrical ...
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2020 - Short-term insurers lose sight of customer experience as race to digital transformation intensifies

Published: Tue, 05 May 20

Consulta releases latest 2019 South African Customer Satisfaction Index for Short-Term Insurance   There is a fallacy across many businesses that digital transformation and customer experience and satisfaction are interchangeable. Technology will change and evolve, but the fundamentals of being relevant ...
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Unlocking a new future for South Africa

Published: Mon, 04 May 20

Going back in history, there have been many defining moments for human beings over the centuries of our existence on planet Earth. In recent times we have survived The Great War, The Great Depression, World War II and The Great Recession. Now, we are facing The Great Infection, as the COVID-19 crisis of 2020 sweeps ...
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Chubb announces new annual Contractors All Risk cover for South Africa

Published: Mon, 04 May 20

Chubb Insurance South Africa today announced the release of its specialist annual Contractors All Risk (CAR) insurance product to the South African market. Chubb's annual CAR product has been available for some time in other jurisdictions around the world and has now been launched in the South African market. ...
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Covid-19: TERS - 5 important updates

Published: Mon, 04 May 20

by Joon Chong, Dhevarsha Ramjettan, Johan Olivier, Shane Johnson, Bianca Viljoen, Zipho Tile   Since the launch of TERS, there has been (almost) daily changes introduced by the Unemployment Insurance Fund. Following those amendments, the Minister of Employment & Labour ...
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The non-legal guide to surviving the Coronavirus

Published: Fri, 24 Apr 20

Soon after the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and the declaration of the National Disaster, there was an outbreak of legal and other publications, some more helpful than others, dealing with COVID-19, the law, the end of the world, and surviving the Coronavirus. You could seek guidance from a letter supposedly ...
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