In the news today: The fuel price goes up tomorrow, the first formal underwriter occupational qualification accords underwriters professional status, and Stats SA will reveal GDP growth figures today (which won’t be terribly encouraging)

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Petrol price to rise tomorrow

The petrol price goes up by 74c/l tomorrow due to rising oil prices during the month of February. READ MORE

Underwriters professionally recognised

South African underwriters will now be professionally recognised with the introduction of the first-ever formal underwriter occupational qualification.  READ MORE

Stats SA to reveal tepid GDP growth

Statistics South Africa is releasing its report on the state of the economy today, but don’t hold your breath: it’s expected to announce that the economy grew by only about 0.7% last year.  READ MORE

Barclays Life Assurance Kenya acquires First Assurance’s business

Four years after Barclays Africa, now Absa Group, bought a controlling stake in First Assurance, Barclays Life Assurance Kenya (Blak) is taking on 100 corporates previously covered by First Assurance’s life policy.  READ MORE

Last chance to register for live webinar!

Insurance Nexus is presenting a free webinar on monetising insurance innovation strategies at 16h00 (14h00 South African time) on 6 March.  READ MORE

7th Annual Insurance Fraud Conference: diarise now

Save the dates: the 7th Insurance Fraud Conference will take place at Indaba Hotel Fourways on 29 and 30 May 2019.  READ MORE