Blockchain – innocent until proven guilty

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January 17, 2017

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A belated warm welcome to the age of blockchain. In the last five years or so we have witnessed its ability to redefine the very nature of processes and role players that we hold dear in the financial services industry. Given a few more years and the right regulatory landscape coupled with a shift in …

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Liquidation of SaXum granted

The Johannesburg High Court has placed SaXum Insurance under final liquidation following an urgent application by the Registrar of Short-term Insurance on 12 October. In launching the application the Registrar... Read more →

SA and Italy talk business

The third edition of the South Africa Italy Summit, hosted by The European House – Ambrosetti was held in Johannesburg on 18th and 19th October. The Summit brought together over... Read more →

Take heed of PoPI

For the first time, the South African National Assembly voted in favour of the appointment of the Information Regulator for the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI).  Parliament voted for the... Read more →

KPMG banking survey

KPMG has released its Africa Banking Industry Customer Satisfaction Survey, which reflects the results of the firm’s interaction with more than 33,000 retail banking customers spread across 18 different African... Read more →

Kleoss Capital invests in CDE

The CDE (Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology (Pty) Ltd) has announced the recent acquisition by Kleoss Capital of a significant shareholding in the CDE. The CDE, with 210 Accredited Centres... Read more →

10X takes it home at IRFA Awards

10X Investments has been independently recognised by the Institute of Retirement Funds Africa (IRFA) at its annual Best Practices Industry Awards (BPIA) for 2016. 10X won the category “Investment Practice”,... Read more →

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North Africa

The success of engineering projects is shaped with risk resolution in mind

Managing risk and promoting safety is paramount in engineering practice. Alvin Dye, Regional Construction Head at Marsh Africa’s construction division explains how successful projects are not selected but shaped with…

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Gilbert Flepp Chubb appointed to the role of Head of Construction Powergen and Cyber Risk for Africa

Chubb  announced the appointment of Gilbert Flepp, formerly Cyber Risks Manager (First Party) for Continental Europe, to the role of Head of Construction, Powergen and Cyber Risk for Africa, as…

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Routes Africa forum aims to improve African air connectivity

An event dedicated to the development of the African aviation industry will take place next month in Tenerife (26-28 June) to encourage the launch of new air services to, from…

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Old Mutual launches partnership with Lloyd’s to enable more specialty insurance business to be retained in Africa

Old Mutual Emerging Markets, a part of the Old Mutual Group, has enhanced its sub-Saharan Africa specialty insurance proposition with the introduction of Old Mutual Specialty Insurance, a Lloyd’s cover…

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A big year for private equity fundraising in Africa

Despite the recent turmoil in which many African countries find themselves, global investors showed strong interest in investing in Africa’s real economy, as evidenced by the increase in private equity…

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Southern Africa

Fulcrum Group announce first ever Suzanne Shaw Creative award

The Fulcrum Group, in partnership with the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios and the Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery, has announced the launch of the first ever Fulcrum Suzanne Shaw Creative Award…

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DA lashes out at Demarcation Regulations

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has lashed out at the publication of the “Demarcation Regulations”, by Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi and Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan, that aims to govern…

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New life for terrorism cover at Chubb

Chubb announced that Chris Caalsen, property underwriter for Chubb in South Africa, has been promoted to the new role of terrorism and political violence underwriter, as the company continues to…

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Sasria awarded in tough climate

It has been busy year for Sasria, the state-owned insurer, which can be attributed to the rise in number of claims and increase in severity during the first six months of…

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Can we buy ourselves enough time to turn the downgrade ship around?

  Tomorrow is a very important Fridays to South Africans.  Standard & Poor’s (S&P) and Fitch will decide whether SA’s debt rating will be downgraded to non-investment status. Investment economist…

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East Africa

Mastercard launches digital platform for East African farmers

Mastercard today launched 2KUZE, a digital platform that connects smallholder farmers, agents, buyers and banks in East Africa. 2KUZE, which in Swahili means “Let’s grow together,” enables farmers to buy,…

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The US Fed Hike Reinforces Shifting Global Policy Winds

As was widely expected by markets, the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) hiked its federal funds policy rate by a quarter point last week. It’s been a year…

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Sanlam sustains operational performance

The Sanlam Group announced a solid operational performance for the 10 months to 31 October 2016, with total new business volumes of R195 billion, up 11 per cent on the first…

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Sygnia team wins top honour

This year, a paper was awarded both the RGA prizes for Best Paper and Best Paper by First-time Authors at the Actuarial Society of South Africa’s 2016 Convention. John Anderson…

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New chief executive at Standard Bank Wealth

Margaret Nienaber has been appointed chief executive of Standard Bank Wealth. Nienaber will oversee Standard Bank’s Wealth division, which encompasses the group’s Investments, fiduciary and insurance businesses, as well as…

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West Africa

The success of engineering projects is shaped with risk resolution in mind

Managing risk and promoting safety is paramount in engineering practice. Alvin Dye, Regional Construction Head at Marsh Africa’s construction division explains how successful projects are not selected but shaped with…

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Gilbert Flepp Chubb appointed to the role of Head of Construction Powergen and Cyber Risk for Africa

Chubb  announced the appointment of Gilbert Flepp, formerly Cyber Risks Manager (First Party) for Continental Europe, to the role of Head of Construction, Powergen and Cyber Risk for Africa, as…

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Routes Africa forum aims to improve African air connectivity

An event dedicated to the development of the African aviation industry will take place next month in Tenerife (26-28 June) to encourage the launch of new air services to, from…

0 comments

Old Mutual launches partnership with Lloyd’s to enable more specialty insurance business to be retained in Africa

Old Mutual Emerging Markets, a part of the Old Mutual Group, has enhanced its sub-Saharan Africa specialty insurance proposition with the introduction of Old Mutual Specialty Insurance, a Lloyd’s cover…

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A big year for private equity fundraising in Africa

Despite the recent turmoil in which many African countries find themselves, global investors showed strong interest in investing in Africa’s real economy, as evidenced by the increase in private equity…

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Business

Ford Kugas recalled

Ford South Africa has issued a safety recall for all 1.6-litre Ford Kuga models in South Africa made between December 2012 and February 2014, which also has insurance implications for…

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Ctrack poised to facilitate Africa IOT potential

Equipped with IoT-enabling technology, asset and vehicle tracking solutions company Ctrack, part of Inseego Corp., is ideally primed to help usher in the next revolution in 2017 and beyond.  The…

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Europ Assistance sells IHS to International SOS

Europ Assistance has sold its International Health Solutions (IHS) affiliate to International SOS. International SOS is acquiring the African medical onsite service business of Europ Assistance, with a presence in…

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Sea kidnappings rise in 2016 despite plummeting global piracy

More crew were kidnapped at sea in 2016 than in any of the previous 10 years, despite global piracy reaching its lowest levels since 1998, the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s…

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Retailers, have insurance in place for Black Friday

With Black Friday upon us, experts have predicted that retailers will see record-breaking sales surges this year. Retailers are also warned that the risk of thefts and possible damage could…

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Lifestyle & Travel

Have a break, for goodness sake

For entrepreneurs there is a short-lived conflict that flares up once a year when the family starts making plans for the year-end holiday. On the one hand, they know that a…

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Keeping in touch on the Cape2Rio

Vehicle tracking solutions provider Ctrack is supplying Raymarine Regardless with essential satellite communications for the Cape2Rio Yacht Race, which starts on 1 Jan 2017 from Cape Town. The technology will enable…

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Cycling for child safety

Team Xperien Cycling joined more than 30 000 cyclists in the 20th edition of Johannesburg’s biggest cycling event, the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge, to raise awareness for children in road…

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CONFIRMED: Silver Falcons Aerobatics Squadron to perform at RISKAFRICA Regatta 2016

South Africa’s own aerobatics squadron the Silver Falconshas been confirmed for the opening ceremony of the fourth annual RISKAFRICA Regatta on Friday evening, 21 October.  The Silver Falcons Aerobatic Team did…

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Cycle for change

Over 30 000 cyclists will participate in the 20th edition of Johannesburg’s biggest cycling event, the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge, which will be held on Sunday 20 November. As part…

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