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Seelan Naidoo

Engineering, construction and real estate industries’ 2018 risks

The Allianz Risk Barometer 2018 reveals that risks of storms, earthquakes and floods are a top concern for businesses operating in the engineering, construction and real estate industries. Business interruption risks at 40% are in #2, showing a steady increase from 2017. Fire, explosion is a new emerging threat at #3 with 29%, which is […]

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Kyle Condon, Managing Director of D&K Management Consultants

The cornerstone of loss control – the undercover investigator

  Many businesses focus their loss control strategies on preventing unwanted elements from getting in from the outside. While this is certainly an important step in securing assets and minimising risk, what if the truly dangerous element has already made itself comfortable within the operations of the organisation? In financial management, internal audits play an […]

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SA nationality maintains ‘medium quality’ on ranking of global nationalities

The Henley & Partners-Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index (QNI) launched in London recently. It put South Africa’s quality of nationality at 32.8% out of a possible 100%. Ranked 92nd, the country has maintained its nationality rating of medium quality. (more…)

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Professor Sylvester Chima, Associate Professor and Head of the Programme of Bio and Research Ethics and Medical Law,  University of KwaZulu-Natal

Medical malpractice litigation undermining SA’s health system

In what South African Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has described as an ‘explosion’, medical malpractice litigation claims in the country have increased dramatically over the past few years, with warnings that the compassion-based practice of medicine is being replaced by defensive medicine and mistrust. (more…)

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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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