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Companies should be more proactive in fighting corruption

Organisations are not immune to the devastating consequences of fraud and corruption. Nowadays, organisations are under threat from a host of risks including procurement fraud and cybercrime. Zaakir Mohamed, Director in the Dispute Resolution practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH), says that it is critical for organisations to fully understand the risks they face and […]

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Dr Caradee Wright

Climate change: One of the greatest threats to public health in the 21st century

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), between 2030 and 2050, global climate change will result in 250 000 additional deaths per year from diseases like malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stroke, placing increased stress on health resources and public health systems. (more…)

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Anton Meyer, Executive Head: Financial Lines at SHA

How to deal with employee fraud

Employee fraud has risen sharply in recent years, and statistics show that instances of theft by employees are becoming increasingly severe. This according to Anton Meyer, Executive Head: Financial Lines at SHA, who explains that employee fraud impacts a significant number of South African companies, and has the potential to result in significant losses, driving […]

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Gary Ferguson

Business under duress as drought conditions reach crisis levels

The drought in the Cape region is the worst in over a century and no business sector will escape the consequences. Businesses will need to adapt to what is becoming a new normal as the effects of climate change take hold. (more…)

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Taking proper precautions vital for road users this festive season

With the festive season now officially underway, South African motorists are, once again, at increased risk of being involved in an accident with many insurers already seeing a significant spike in claims for vehicle-related incidents. This according to Dawie Loots, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MUA Insurance Acceptances, who says that drivers need to take […]

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Natural catastrophes need more sophisticated risk engineering programmes

South Africa has experienced a spate of natural catastrophes in recent years. These have ranged from tornados, flash floods, freak hailstorms, droughts and fires, with the last five years in particular racking up billions of rand in damages and insurance claims. As a result risk managers and insurers are under increasing pressure to scrutinise and revise […]

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Johannes du Plessis, Legal Adviser at RBS,

Why every driver needs liability cover

According to the Automobile Association of South Africa, between 65% – 70% of the 11.4 million registered vehicles driving on our roads are uninsured. This means that the majority of drivers on the country’s roads are placing themselves at financial risk if they are involved in an accident, says Johannes du Plessis, legal advisor at […]

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How to stay financially fit in a health crisis

Each year, 100 000 South Africans are diagnosed with cancer and, thanks to the focused awareness campaigns that feature on the calendar each year, we’re better informed about the many (over 200) types that exist, as well as their symptoms and treatment.  However, what’s less well understood, says Hollard Life Head of product and Technical, […]

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