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Samantha Baleson

SA becoming ‘an ever more litigious country’

South Africa is aligning itself with the rest of the international community’s legal inclination and becoming an ever more litigious country. With attorneys doing work on a contingency, or a “no win, no fee” basis, it is becoming easier and easier to sue and hold a wrongdoer liable. (more…)

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BrightRock announces entry into new risk market

Needs-matched life insurance player BrightRock is ready to bring further change to the life insurance industry with the introduction of a group risk product that can provide schemes with up to 40% more cover for the same premium. BrightRock has become known as a disrupter in the individual life market, where advisers and policyholders alike […]

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Rob Formby, chief operating officer designate, Allan Gray

Are you playing it too safe to reach your retirement goals?

A report released this month in the US revealed that investors are playing it too safe to achieve their retirement savings goals. The report interviewed more than 1000 investors between the ages of 50 to 75, and found that of those surveyed, 80% prioritised discussing risk tolerance. (more…)

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Quarter of all companies expect cybercrime disruption

The rapid digitalisation of the world’s economy brings with it the potential for economic crime to cripple businesses in highly disruptive and devastating ways. A recent 2018 PwC Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey found that a quarter of South African businesses believe that cybercrime will be the most disruptive economic crime to affect their […]

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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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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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