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Insurance and load-shedding: what you need to know

With load-shedding on the menu this December, we could be in for an interesting festive season – particularly as far as our appliances are concerned. (more…)

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Christelle Colman

Load shedding risks call for vigilance

Following the recent countrywide implementation of stage 2 load shedding by state power utility, Eskom, South Africans are cautioned to protect themselves, their property and their valued belongings. There are grave potential financial repercussions of not only the load shedding process, but also the dangerous power surges that can ensue as a result of electricity […]

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Life Insurance

Life insurers report a spike in fraudulent death claims for 2017

South African life insurers foiled a total of 5 026 irregular claims to a value of R1.13 billion in 2017. (more…)

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Keep your business safe over the festive season

Businesses that are planning to shut down over the festive period should take precautionary measures to ensure their premises are safe and secure at all times. (more…)

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8 top tips to get you through the festive season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, it’s South Africa’s annual shutdown (except for retailers, restaurateurs, emergency services and insurers that really care about their clients..) But just because it’s called the silly season doesn’t mean we have to start taking silly pills when it comes to our personal safety, and that of […]

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Most SMEs have no succession plan in case of business partner’s sudden death

Business owners go to great lengths to protect their businesses against theft and other immediate, tangible risks, but risks related to the sudden death, disability or illness of a business partner are often overlooked. (more…)

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The need for trade credit insurance magnifies in tough economies

Customisable solutions in trade credit insurance can greatly aid companies in managing their credit and counterparty exposure while also supporting growth in new markets or with existing clients.  Many companies are also entering new markets and extending their supply chains across multiple regions, all of which further increases the need to protect themselves from risks involving […]

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Keeran Madhav, Mazars

South African companies advised to re-evaluate their anti-fraud controls

Incidents of fraud are on the rise in South Africa, with statistics by the South African Fraud Prevention Service indicating that new fraud listings had increased by 56% in 2017. In light of International Anti-Corruption Day, which falls on Sunday 9 December 2018, all businesses should take some time to ensure that they have robust […]

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