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Report points to deterioration in global economic and geopolitical conditions

The world’s ability to foster collective action in the face of urgent major crises has reached crisis levels, with worsening international relations hindering action across a growing array of serious challenges. Meanwhile, a darkening economic outlook, in part caused by geopolitical tensions, looks set to further reduce the potential for international cooperation in 2019. These […]

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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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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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Risk and insurance essentials for healthcare professionals

There are few professions as emotionally and physically demanding as that of a healthcare professional.  While a respected and in-demand profession, particularly in South Africa with its severe skills shortages, a career in healthcare is also fraught with risks and liabilities that can put not only professional reputation and business assets on the line but […]

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Managing business risks – including insurance policies – in a holistic manner

One of the major risks that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are especially vulnerable to, is the negative impact of events such as service delivery protests, strikes by public transport workers or incidents calling for the shutdown of cities, which present risks that insurance policies do not cover. (more…)

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Protecting the privacy of clients’ data

Research shows that 81 of the top 100 non-Google websites are using Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) to make their sites a safer place for individuals. HTTPS encrypts communications that are sent between an individual’s browser and the website they’re connected to, meaning that information submitted is harder to intercept and understand. (more…)

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How to choose the right group risk cover for your clients

It’s no secret that the world of work, as we know it, is changing. In a 2017 employee benefits study, US insurer MetLife found that 58% of employees surveyed “want customised benefit options based on their personal information”. And according to the same study, 73% of employees believe their employers are responsible for their health […]

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How harmful is a bribery or corruption scandal to a company?

Corruption involves a wide range of activities including bribery and dishonest or fraudulent practices by relatively powerful people. With the prevalence of corruption globally, the UK Bribery Act 2010 requires companies to mitigate financial penalties and reputational risks associated with these illegal acts within their organisation and third-parties, through adequate preventative measures. However, despite strict […]

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