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GENRIC Insurance Company donates to Government’s Solidarity Fund

Published: Mon, 30 Mar 20

GENRIC Insurance Company has stepped up to support the Government's Solidarity Fund. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the creation of the Solidarity fund in his address on Monday 23 March in an effort to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus and the 21-day lockdown which commenced 27 March ...
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POSTPONEMENT NOTICE: SAIA BREAKFAST SESSION 2020

Published: Mon, 16 Mar 20

Following the national disaster declaration made by the President of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, on 15 March 2020 around the spread of the coronavirus, the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) has decided to postpone the SAIA Breakfast Session which was to be held on 19 March to a later date in May 2020 ...
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Allianz: 5 sustainability trends to watch for companies

Published: Thu, 12 Mar 20

Companies can potentially face reputational damage or legal liabilities if they fail to appropriately manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s ESG team identified key trends to watch: climate change, water management, preserving biodiversity degradation ...
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CORONAVIRUS Q&A: KNOW YOUR EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS

Published: Wed, 11 Mar 20

Aadil Patel, National Head of the Employment practice and Anli Bezuidenhout, Senior Associate in the Employment practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr   The COVID – 19 (or "Coronavirus") is spreading. In this alert, we answer some of the most pressing questions that have been asked over ...
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Must-knows for a minor car accident

Published: Mon, 02 Mar 20

Bertus Visser, Chief Executive of Distribution at PSG Insure   Fender-benders, minor accidents and car clashes are often more of a frustration or ordeal after they happen, than the incident itself. From needing a case number to having repairs done, it can all take up a lot of time. Reporting a road accident ...
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BUDGET 2020: THE RIGHT INTENT, BUT THE CHALLENGE REMAINS DAUNTING

Published: Thu, 27 Feb 20

BY ARTHUR KAMP, CHIEF ECONOMIST AT SANLAM INVESTMENTS Budget 2020 is the best we could have hoped for in difficult circumstances. In essence, it aims to constrain consumption spending relative to capital expenditure, while recognising that persistent tax increases are counter-productive and constrain growth. Budget ...
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Why you need insurance in the palm of your hand for all those ‘oops, eina, wuuu shem’ moments.

Published: Wed, 26 Feb 20

After the back to school or work dust settles, South Africans tend to review their insurance policies in search of better premiums, value-adds and cover. Insurance service providers are generally associated with call centres, lengthy phone calls and loads of paperwork. However, the insurance landscape is changing ...
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South Africa’s National Budget Speech 2020: A fiscal surprise

Published: Wed, 26 Feb 20

South Africa’s Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni delivered a surprising budget for 2020/21 before Parliament today by opting not to increase tax rates, highlighting the fact that in the current economic environment, substantial increases are likely to be ineffective. The focus of the budget over the last ...
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Coronavirus and its effects on international trade and insurance

Published: Thu, 13 Feb 20

The deadly novel coronavirus outbreak (2019-CoV) has resulted in passenger and cargo ships being quarantined around the world, partial and complete travel bans to parts of China and shipping and airlines being unable or unwilling to deliver cargo to the contractual destination. Malcolm Hartwell, head of ...
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Risk challenges and economic outlook set to make 2020 another challenging year

Published: Tue, 04 Feb 20

Opinion by Gary Jack, Country President of Chubb Insurance South Africa. Businesses are facing a number of major challenges as we start 2020: Global growth is slowing, Middle East tensions are rising and concerns about trade remain. 9% citing policy uncertainty, fiscal pressures, business confidence and ...
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NATSURE JOINS COMPASS INSURE PARTNERS

Published: Sat, 01 Feb 20

Natsure Underwriting Managers (Pty) Ltd (“Natsure”), announced today that they are partnering with Compass Insurance Company Limited (“Compass Insure”). Effective 1 April 2020 they will operate as an Underwriting Manager on behalf of Compass Insure. The move to Compass is part of ...
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CIB Broker Awards 2019, a celebration to remember!

Published: Thu, 30 Jan 20

Click Here to watch our Interview with CIB, Wilhelm von La Chevallerie   Friday, 8th November, CIB celebrated their 25th birthday for the final time this year at their annual Broker awards held at The Ivy Champagne Garden. It was not only a day to celebrate a quarter century of doing great insurance ...
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Cyber attackers’ home in on South African businesses

Published: Mon, 27 Jan 20

Ransomware industry flourishes in SA while business are largely unprepared for the business interruption and financial fallout of a breach   In a recent Carte Blanche episode, the investigative news programme revealed that South Africa had faced a number of major cyberattacks during 2019 – one of ...
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SELECTING THE WRONG DIRECTORS FOR THE SOE AND SOC BOARDS HAS BEEN DISASTROUS

Published: Fri, 24 Jan 20

By Terrance M. Booysen and peer reviewed by Jene’ Palmer CA(SA) (CGF Lead Independent Consultant)    As most South Africans eagerly awaited some reprieve from a year of constant and negative bombardment, be this over matters such as a massively contracted economy, rising unemployment, state capture, ...
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When does a claim under a liability policy prescribe?

Published: Thu, 12 Dec 19

A claim for indemnification under a liability insurance contract only arises when liability to a third party for a certain amount has been established. For purposes of prescription, the debt becomes due when the insured is under legal liability to pay a fixed and determined sum of money. Until then a ‘claim’ ...
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SAIA Encourages Property and Household Contents Owners to Take Precautions During Load Shedding

Published: Thu, 12 Dec 19

The South African Insurance Association (SAIA) urges all property and household contents owners to exercise all precautions in an effort to mitigate the risks associated with load shedding and power cuts. The recent load shedding cycles across South Africa has had a negative impact on many household electronics and ...
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Guard against under-insurance

Published: Wed, 11 Dec 19

If you are under-insured, you may only be paid out partially for a loss   Having a solid understanding of the implications of underinsurance is crucial at a time when many South Africans are financially strained and looking for ways to save on household costs. While there is always the temptation ...
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Prep like a pro - top risk and insurance tips for the holidays

Published: Mon, 09 Dec 19

As the excitement of heading off for some much needed R&R sets in, take some time out from the shopping, travel arrangements and last minute work wrap-ups to secure your home, assets and loved ones before you head off for the holidays.   Criminals never take a break, usually targeting the holiday ...
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Road Safety – Drinking and Driving Remains a Major Concern for Road Safety Efforts

Published: Mon, 09 Dec 19

Road safety has become a global issue that ranks as one of the most pressing matters facing society today. The United Nations’ Global Road Safety Strategy, which was released early 2019, estimated that globally, nearly 1. 3 million lives are lost annually as a result of road traffic collisions, resulting in ...
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Protecting your Identity this Holiday Season

Published: Wed, 04 Dec 19

The South African Insurance Association (SAIA) encourages consumers to consider taking extra care in protecting their identity this festive season. Criminal activity tends to increase considerably over the holiday season. It is also often a time for criminals to take advantage of consumers through several cybercriminal ...
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