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Riots in SA: what happens under a state of emergency declaration?

Published: Fri, 16 Jul 21

If the President decides to declare a state of emergency as a result of the recent extensive looting and unrest, it will be different from those declared during apartheid South Africa has not had a state of emergency since the apartheid era. Lessons learnt from that period are not particularly helpful in ...
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SA riots – does force majeure apply?

Published: Fri, 16 Jul 21

Businesses experiencing disruption from the recent events in South Africa may be able to invoke force majeure clauses in contracts, or the law of supervening impossibility, depending on the circumstances   The events of the past few days have resulted in considerable social and commercial upheaval. In ...
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INSURER TO FAST TRACK CIVIL UNREST CLAIMS TO HELP REBUILD SA

Published: Fri, 16 Jul 21

While Sasria, the public enterprise that provides non-life insurance cover for loss or damage to insured property caused by special risks such as politically motivated malicious acts, riots, strikes, terrorism and public disorders, has confirmed that it has sufficient cash reserves to honour insurance claims resulting ...
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Business interruption insurance: what all businesses can learn from the riots

Published: Thu, 15 Jul 21

The latest riots and looting in South Africa have been utterly devastating for local businesses. When the dust eventually settles, the reality is that many businesses are going to have a tough time bouncing back from the destruction. Those that are able to pick up the pieces will be the ones that have business interruption ...
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VEHICLE OWNERS SHOULD HAVE SASRIA COVER FOR CIVIL UNREST

Published: Tue, 13 Jul 21

With an average of 2. 26 protests per day over 7 years - for anything from labour issues to municipal services, corruption and governance – South Africans are no strangers to protests and riots. While 62% of protests are peaceful, recent protest action in various parts of the country erupted in violence ...
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Genasys helps GENRIC Insurance streamline niche equine product

Published: Fri, 09 Jul 21

Insurance technology provider Genasys has partnered with GENRIC Insurance in onboarding the insurer's equine insurance product onto the Genasys Ski® platform. It included the seamless migration of 2 000 insurance policies and 7 000 risks. The GENRIC equine insurance product was built with the Genasys ...
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Active Safety Features – your car’s way of protecting you

Published: Thu, 08 Jul 21

Today’s modern cars, even the more budget-priced cars, incorporate a number of safety features to protect passengers and reduce the severity of motor accidents, or even to avoid them entirely. In the US for example close to 60 million vehicles are equipped with some sort of ADAS (advanced driver-assistance ...
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OVER 10 000 ROAD DEFECTS FIXED BY THE POTHOLE PATROL

Published: Thu, 08 Jul 21

Since its launch in May, steady progress is being made by The Pothole Patrol project, with over 2 500 potholes filled. Commenting on the journey so far, Anneli Retief, Head of Dialdirect says: “We are pleased with the progress and difference made to date, but road conditions are a lot worse than ...
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Genasys revealed as tech partner behind insurtech life insurer Bequest

Published: Wed, 30 Jun 21

Genasys has been revealed as the technology partner fuelling the ground-breaking life insurance proposition recently launched by insurtech, Bequest. Bequest is a life and end-of-life estate management provider for the digital generation, bringing together a person’s life administration, family planning, wealth ...
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Free Online Discussion – recent regulatory impact on claims

Published: Thu, 17 Jun 21

Learn about the recent regulatory impact on claims by joining us online this Friday 18 June 2021. The amended Policyholder Protection Rules promulgated under section 55(5) of the Short-term Insurance Act as amended and currently in operation, alongside several key board notices has far-reaching implications when it ...
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The Implications Of Overloaded Vehicles On Your Insurance Policy

Published: Fri, 11 Jun 21

Overloading – it’s a common occurrence on our roads. If we don’t drive past an overloaded bus, taxi or truck, then we read about another horrific accident caused by one. Hundreds of passengers lose their lives every year, and numerous transport owners count the cost of claims being rejected based ...
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Supporting Brokers In Optimising The Claims Experience Of Their Clients.

Published: Mon, 07 Jun 21

TANSA is a team of dedicated professional Attorneys, Forensic accountants, Disaster Claims Experts and Insurance Specialists focused on Insurance Claims & Dispute Resolution. Their mission is to support brokers in optimising the claims experience of their clients. They collaborate with brokers to effectively ...
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Redefining the role of the broker in a digital age

Published: Wed, 02 Jun 21

Technology, data, cultural and behavioural change of the consumer is transforming the role of the broker – and the importance of advice – in South Africa’s intermediary insurance market. Soul Abraham, Old Mutual Insure’s newly appointed Chief Executive for Retail Insurance examines ...
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Premium collections now available through Brolink

Published: Wed, 02 Jun 21

Brolink has entered the premium collection market. Says the company’s CEO, Howard John, “After a very successful pilot programme, and working through a number of legislative issues that arose during testing, we are delighted to announce that we have gone live with a competitive premium ...
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Scott Sayce appointed Global Head of Cyber at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Published: Tue, 01 Jun 21

Scott Sayce to join AGCS in September 2021 in a dual leadership role for AGCS’s cyber underwriting business and the Cyber Center of Competence for Allianz Group He succeeds Catharina Richter who will transfer to a new role in Allianz Group Johannesburg/London/Munich/New York/Paris/Sao Paulo/Singapore ...
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From the Desk of the Chief Executive: Viviene Pearson

Published: Tue, 01 Jun 21

The government kicked off its phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccinations in earnest during May 2021, with minimal people in the 60+ age group registering discontent. It is pleasing to know that the government had progressed from the “talk and planning” to execution mode. As the non-life insurance industry body, ...
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IBILITI UNDERWRITING MANAGERS CELEBRATE 10 YEARS IN THE SHORT-TERM INSURANCE INDUSTRY

Published: Tue, 01 Jun 21

Ibiliti Underwriting Managers are celebrating their 10th birthday this month. MFRF part of Old Mutual Insure, Ibiliti has been serving the short-term insurance sector by catering for unique and diverse South African business for a decade. Says Yolandé van Niekerk, founder and managing director, “A lot ...
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There can be positive pay-offs when planning to fail

Published: Mon, 31 May 21

We often hear that failing to plan is planning to fail. This axiom is especially true when it comes to financial planning, but planning for failure could set you up to deal with unexpected circumstances far better. Insurance can be a bit of a grudge purchase, since you may think you could end up not needing to claim ...
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Majority of local investors miss out on strong stock market recovery

Published: Thu, 27 May 21

The local Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) industry reported net inflows of R13. 69 billion in the first three months of this year, taking to R203. 83 billion the total net inflows for the 12 months to the end of March 2021. The CIS industry statistics for the quarter and year ended March 2021, released today by ...
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TIME TO SWITCH IT UP?

Published: Wed, 26 May 21

South Africa, xx May 2021: After a year of lockdowns, a lot of South Africans have vastly changed circumstances. Many are clocking up fewer kilometres now that they’re working from home, others are looking to cut costs in the current economic climate. And some have even made dramatic changes, like moving out ...
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