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Allianz Risk Barometer 2020: Cyber top peril for companies in South Africa

Published: Fri, 17 Jan 20

9th annual survey on top business risks attracts record participation of 2,700+ experts from over 100 countries Cyber incidents have become more damaging and expensive for companies – and often result in lawsuits and litigation after the event Business interruption ranks second, but remains a key challenge ...
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Enabling brokers with tech platform for new IoT-based insurance

Published: Tue, 07 Jan 20

Insurance software provider Genasys Technologies was selected as the technology platform provider for SafeHomes, a new technology-driven homeowners insurance solution. SafeHomes, by GENRIC Insurance, is backed by technology that enables brokers to meet the evolving demands of their clients in a world increasingly ...
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Broker Portal, Coface’s new digital interface for its brokers

Published: Wed, 18 Dec 19

Coface launches its new portal for brokers, offering a new experience to its partners in the development of their business around the world. Available in 42 of the countries covered by the Coface group, the Broker Portal is a digital platform for Coface’s brokers. Modern and intuitive, the portal allows ...
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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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Nico Esterhuizen bows out of SAIA after almost ten years

Published: Wed, 11 Dec 19

The South African Insurance Association (SAIA) would like to announce the resignation of its General Manager: Insurance Risks, Mr Nico Esterhuizen who will be leaving the association at the end of December 2019. After more than 9 years at SAIA, Mr Esterhuizen has decided to pursue other interests which he is ...
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2020 D&O MARKET WATCH

Published: Tue, 10 Dec 19

The range of exposures facing directors and officers (D&Os) – as well as subsequent claims scenarios – have increased significantly in recent years in the midst of a prolonged soft market. With corporate management increasingly under the spotlight, how will the 2020 D&O insurance market impact ...
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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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Allianz: 5 risk trends company directors and officers need to watch in 2020

Published: Thu, 05 Dec 19

“Bad news” events, impact of climate change, bankruptcies and political challenges have increasing risk implications for directors and officers (D&Os) Growth of securities class actions and third party funding globally means litigation against companies and their D&Os is on the rise. US, Canada ...
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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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What is the difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Published: Mon, 02 Dec 19

Cyber Monday originated in the US and is a marketing term used for the Monday after Thanksgiving. It was created by retailers to encourage people to shop online. The term was coined by Ellen Davis of the National Retail Federation and Scott Silverman, and has actually been around ...
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Interview with Bright Rock CEO, Schalk Malan about their ground-breaking temporary disability cover

Published: Mon, 11 Nov 19

In October 2019 Needs-matched life insurance provider, BrightRock, announced enhancements to their temporary expenses cover. Read More More recently Insurancegateway® Interviewed Schalk Malan to not only learn more about their product enhancements but also to talk about Bright Rock’s strategic ...
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The Importance of an effective online campaign

Published: Mon, 11 Nov 19

As we enter the age of the fourth industrial revolution, a technological transformation driven by the internet, it seems almost unthinkable that the web would not be the preferred platform chosen by businesses of all sizes to promote and market their goods and services. The internet has already and will continue to ...
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Allianz and Embry-Riddle University aviation study: Safer skies but claims and risks grow

Published: Tue, 05 Nov 19

Fewer fatal accidents, but growing number of costly claims for the aviation industry and insurers from collisions, groundings and aircraft repairs Analysis of 50,000 aviation insurance claims shows collision/crash incidents major cause of loss, followed by faulty workmanship and machinery breakdown Bird strikes ...
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Allianz and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University report: Flying has never been safer

Published: Tue, 05 Nov 19

Despite record numbers of passengers, 2017 and 2018 are among the three safest years of the aviation industry for fatal plane crashes Safety driven by design, technology and training improvements Strap yourself in: Passengers have to prepare for more incidents of turbulence due to climate change – particularly ...
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Indwe embraces drone technology to help improve risk management and optimise insurance

Published: Fri, 01 Nov 19

Using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones as they are more commonly known in insurance, is gaining momentum. Globally, 17% of commercial drones in operation are used to assist insurers and large organisations in not only better assessing risk exposure but also improving both risk control evaluation and operational ...
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Presenting your evidence in the small claims court Part 5

Published: Fri, 25 Oct 19

Proceedings in the small claims court are usually conducted in English and Afrikaans but you and your witnesses are entitled to give evidence in a language in which you are comfortable and certainly in any one of the official languages of the country. As soon as you know the court date and if you are giving ...
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Presenting your evidence in the small claims court Part 4

Published: Fri, 25 Oct 19

As the defendant immediately you receive the summons with the court date, notify your witnesses and ask them to confirm their availability. If you think a witness is key to your case and not available on the court date, contact your opponent immediately and see if you can agree a postponement with them to a ...
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Presenting your evidence in the small claims court Part 3

Published: Fri, 25 Oct 19

If you are the plaintiff, make sure you bring along a copy of your letter of demand, and proof of registered posting, or an affidavit by you where you personally delivered the letter of demand to your opponent. Also bring a copy of the summons as issued with the court date and proof of proper service of the summons ...
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Presenting your evidence in the small claims court Part 2

Published: Fri, 25 Oct 19

Do not be guided by your favourite television lawyer series. You do not get to ‘put it to the witness’ or deliver an impassioned emotional speech to the jury. Television programmes usually represent the adversarial system where opposing parties gather and present evidence and arguments to ...
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