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Discovery Health partners with HealthTap to provide new services

Dr Jonathan Broomberg, CEO of Discovery Health, announced the launch of DrConnect, the product of a partnership between Discovery Health and HealthTap, based in Palo Alto, California. DrConnect provides a world-leading platform connecting patients, doctors and medical scheme case managers using state-of-the-art technology and artificial intelligence. With DrConnect patients have seamless access to high-quality medical […]

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Bonitas announces annual increase and changes for 2018

Bonitas Medical Fund (Bonitas) announced its lowest increase in six years today. After a challenging year for the healthcare industry, the contribution increase for 2018 will be a weighted increase of 8.7%, with increases on the various options range from 7.9% to 9.9%. (more…)

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Treasury publishes document relating to financial sector regulatory reform

The National Treasury today published the policy document “A Known and Trusted Ombud System for All” for public comment. This forms part of the comprehensive financial sector regulatory reform programme underway as South Africa shifts toward a Twin Peaks model of regulation. (more…)

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Moody’s: Policy uncertainty curbs SA companies’ efforts to boost credit quality

Low economic growth, poor business confidence and weak consumer consumption on the back of ongoing policy uncertainty from the South African government will constrain the credit quality of South African corporates into 2018, says Moody’s Investors Service in a report published today. (more…)

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Ashburton Investments launches a new property fund

“The fund aims to provide investors with income and capital growth by investing in a range of liquid assets including local real estate investment trusts (REITS), property loan stocks, property collective investment schemes and property developers.” (more…)

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Todd Buchholz

Invest in stocks with dividends, but put stop losses in place

Now is a good time to invest, despite buoyant share prices and deep anxiety over the world’s uncertain political and economic outlook, says Todd Buchholz, a former US White House economic advisor who correctly predicted the plunge in oil prices, the downturn in commodity prices and the start of the US economic recovery. (more…)

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Kenos Magosha, Head: Client Solutions for Recurring Savings at Sanlam Personal Finance

Four female actuaries share their tips for financial success

  What do successful women consider important when it comes to managing their personal finances? A group of accomplished female actuaries, all of them in leadership positions, were asked to share one tip that they feel strongly about to inspire other women to take charge of their financial situation this Women’s Month. (more…)

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The age of Millennials: finally, a generation that calls it what it is

By Tantaswa Fubu, Group Executive: HR and Internal Audit at Barloworld Limited Millennials are fast becoming the largest population in the workforce – and will soon be the largest customer segment across all industries.  This generation is redefining the workspace. (more…)

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