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Liberty Drives Hope - and places the needs of ordinary South Africans at the core

Published: Fri, 31 Jul 20

                                    It was a desperate cry for help on Facebook. When Karen Denny, Divisional Executive for Liberty’s Digital Marketing team, ...
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Having a say in our future, digitisation in insurance

Published: Thu, 30 Jul 20

The present is the only space in time we can influence, said Professor of Futures Studies Andre Roux at the fourth iteration of the InsureTalk Webinar series. And influenced we have been.   "The pandemic has affected us all, forcing a new way of interaction," said Craig Olivier, Chief ...
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Millions of South Africans avoid preventative health screenings due to a lack of financial access

Published: Thu, 30 Jul 20

A lack of access to primary healthcare due to financial constraints is leaving millions of South Africans vulnerable, resulting in more severe health conditions and illnesses that are only discovered once they are at crisis stage. While quality primary health care will ensure “early detection” in most ...
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BELT CONVEYORS IN UNDERGOUND MINES

Published: Wed, 29 Jul 20

    ASSESSMENT AND EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF RISK BELT CONVEYORS IN UNDERGOUND MINES By Eugene Pretorius   A Risk Assessment on the belt conveyors in the underground metal and no-metal mines was conducted. The objective of the exercise was to determine the inherent fire risks ...
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Design “Away” Fires In Substations And Transformers

Published: Wed, 29 Jul 20

    By : Eugene Pretorius. N. Dip. (Fire Tech)   Many fires can be prevented and or reduced to insignificant losses by introducing minuscule changes at the incipient design stages of new substations and the placement of new transformers at sites. We have been involved in various ...
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SAVING IS ESSENTIAL, SO IS INSURANCE

Published: Thu, 23 Jul 20

Johannesburg, 23 July 2020 – Each year, during National Savings Month, the spotlight is firmly on educating South Africans how to increase their savings nest egg and why they should consider it. But often the role insurance can play in securing our financial futures is overlooked. The Ombudsman for Short-Term ...
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Safety features not ‘the’ priority for SA car buyers says SAMBRA

Published: Sat, 18 Jul 20

Buying a car, new or secondhand, is a big financial commitment and the buyer wants to know they are getting bang for their buck, along with all the things which they most desire in a car. Richard Green, national director of the South African Motor Body Repair Association (SAMBRA), says safety may be a consideration, ...
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South African consumers and businesses tap into the certainty of niche insurance solutions as the economy bites

Published: Wed, 15 Jul 20

As the covid-19 economy bites and consumers scrutinise every aspect of their discretionary spending, specialised and niche insurance products are seeing a significant uptick in enquiries. Consumers as well as business owners are looking to cut the fat, but at the same time, they want the absolute certainty of financial ...
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The Ombudsman for short-term insurance (OSTI) released its quarterly Briefcase

Published: Mon, 13 Jul 20

The Ombudsman for short-term insurance (OSTI) released its quarterly Briefcase (attached). It contains news from the editor, case studies, consumer tips and general information on what the Ombudsman does.
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The new way of servicing clients through digitisation

Published: Mon, 13 Jul 20

With the evolution of digital technologies, insurance brokers are finding new ways to optimise processes, reduce costs and most importantly connect with their customers without detracting from their role of providing risk and insurance related solutions. Face-to- face interaction has been the de-facto way for insurance ...
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Past, present and future: all the ways COVID-19 has changed insurance

Published: Fri, 10 Jul 20

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the insurance landscape, and will probably continue to for years to come. These changes range from how financial services and insurance businesses operate, what factors are considered in deciding who gets cover and how much, and how people protect themselves against risk ...
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How to spot a financial scam

Published: Thu, 09 Jul 20

Richard Rattue, MD, Compli-Serve SA   The prevalence of online financial crime speaks to the value of personal and company data. At a recent webinar, Reuters, shared some important reminders. Even though you may have taken the necessary precautions to keep yourself safe, scams evolve just as we do. Becoming ...
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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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InsureTech supports consumers on their financial wellness journey

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 20

InsureTech (the ability to address your Insurance needs interactively and seamlessly) supports consumers on their financial wellness journey    Iemas Insurance Brokers is at the forefront of affordable and trusted digital solutions. Managing Director, Piet Wolmarans and Operations & Compliance ...
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DRAFTING A WILL DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 20

By Christel Botha, Alexander Forbes Fiduciary Services Manager   Life in lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic has given people time to reflect on their personal affairs, leading to an increase in numbers of people making and updating their Last Will and Testament in a bid to regain control over their lives ...
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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE embarks on global transformation program

Published: Wed, 01 Jul 20

“New AGCS”: CEO Joachim Mueller aims to regain market leadership and rebuild profitability through a comprehensive transformation program Technical excellence in underwriting and claims is a key pillar plus a simplified regional set-up as well as leaner processes and reduced complexity to drive cost ...
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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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Allianz strengthens Property line of business

Published: Mon, 01 Jun 20

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Africa has announced three appointments in its Property line of business. Effective July 1 2020, Ronald Dodo-Tabaziva will be joining AGCS Africa as a Lead Property Underwriter. He is a Fellow and Associate of the Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA), and holds ...
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Building structure for the future

Published: Tue, 26 May 20

Bertus Visser, Chief Executive of Distribution at PSG Insure   Building insurance is a large part of most short-term insurance policies. Whether it covers your home (even if you have paid it off), your office building that you use, or the one you rent out to tenants, these properties can make up a large ...
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COVID-19 Vaccine: Trials and Tribulations

Published: Thu, 21 May 20

Even as countries hobble out of lockdown, coronavirus retains its firm grip on the planet. Dozens of vaccines against Covid-19 are being explored and tested. Can new methods accelerate the development of a solution for the pandemic? The year was 1796. A man scraped pus from the cowpox blisters on the hands of a ...
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