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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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Local industry-first specialist risk report reveals huge exposures for SA businesses

Over 56% of South African business owners believe that they still do not fully understand their obligations under the new Companies Act, according to a recent survey by SHA Specialist Underwriters. (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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Aon commits to two-year sponsorship of the Cape Wine Auction Trust

Aon South Africa has committed to a two-year sponsorship of the Cape Wine Auction (CWA) Trust  to help further its work in cultivating a learning culture in the Cape winelands.  By funding passionate, well-managed organisations that provide a range of quality holistic educational services, from cradle to career, the CWA Trust is driving measurable change […]

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African Risk Capacity and United Nations Partner to Increase Insurance Coverage in Africa

The African Risk Capacity (ARC), an agency of the African Union, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) today announced a new partnership which will see the two organisations work together to increase insurance coverage against climate risks for African states. (more…)

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Orchid Risk Services achieves two prestigious accolades

Leading short-term insurance administrator and financial services firm Orchid Risk Services celebrated an excellent year of performance during 2017 as it scooped awards from two of South Africa’s largest insurers in recognition of the company’s dedication to excellence in the short-term insurance industry. (more…)

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In volatile times retirement funds look to cash to reduce risk

Given the high levels of volatility and uncertainty in the market, cash is currently providing attractive inflation-beating income opportunities for retirement funds, especially where risk is a key consideration for trustees. (more…)

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