In the news today: Affordable micro insurance, wildfires burn in California and Jooste’s building plans halted


Bitcoin up against competition

The crypto currency has fallen from an 87% market share one year ago to a 36% share today.  READ MORE

Micro insurance for the people

New legislation encourages a ‘fair, safe and stable’ insurance market in South Africa.  READ MORE

Solar insurance goes local

All Power Systems and Synthesis CEO Jay Naidoo has partnered with a global reinsurer to offer a unique product to protect local companies with rooftop solar energy panels.  READ MORE

Climate change aids wildfire risk

The Union of Concerned Scientists warns that warmer and drier conditions will mean even more southern California fires, not just in wildfire season but all year long, causing insurers to pull back.  READ MORE

No sighting of Jooste these holidays

Subcontractors involved in a second holiday home for former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste, along the popular Hermanus Cliff Path, say the project’s been halted; Jooste and his wife were not seen in the seaside town this past December.  READ MORE