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Murder, Theft, Fraud & Corruption...

Published: Wed, 26 Jul 17

The Insurance Crime Bureau recently received information as regards a number of what appeared to be “simple un-natural death” claims. Some of the facts uncovered in the resulting investigation were: The claims all related to deaths between November 2016 and March 2017, in and around ...
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Debarment and Treating Customers Fairly

Published: Wed, 26 Jul 17

The necessity for a process to ensure that those who fall foul of the fit and proper requirements are not allowed to practice was never in question. In particular, the bad apples need to be discarded. Unfortunately, the application and execution of the debarment process should possibly be regarded as one of the failures ...
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Why I love FAIS

Published: Fri, 21 Jul 17

By Tamara Jacobsen: Director- Applied Learning Academy The provisions of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 2002 (FAIS) have been in place for more than a decade now. Financial advisors, planners, consultants and agents who deal with insurance, medical schemes and/or investment products must ...
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CPD Revisited

Published: Fri, 21 Jul 17

A reader recently wrote: I provide training on behalf of a registered medical scheme to accredited brokers on medical scheme benefit options, underwriting and processes. I recently attended a broker training session at the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) and was awarded 4 CPD (Continuous Professional Development) ...
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iMfolozi Challenge benefits anti-poaching efforts in KZN

Published: Fri, 21 Jul 17

The Old Mutual Wild Series iMfolozi Challenge, a 55km mountain bike ride through Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, is just around the corner. The ride is one of the more unique in South Africa as it allows members of the public into parts of the park rarely seen. A temporary camp is also set ...
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Twin Peaks making grim progress

Published: Wed, 19 Jul 17

In the early days of “The Pill” the UCT rag magazine, Sax Appeal, reported on a new book by the Pope titled: “The pill’s grim progress. ” No doubt, the same scepticism accompanies the Twin Peaks legislation in some quarters. On 13 July, the Minister of Finance released a blueprint of ...
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Liberty and Rise Against Hunger pack meals on Mandela Day

Published: Tue, 18 Jul 17

Liberty staff aim to pack over 150 000 food parcels   Today, more than 900 Liberty employees, in partnership with NPO, Rise Against Hunger team up to pledge their 67 minutes in support of Nelson Mandela Day. Employees from the insurer’s Braamfontein, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth offices take ...
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A thriving organisational culture drives employee engagement

Published: Mon, 17 Jul 17

Article by Dr Dicky Els, Lead Independent Consultant and Jene Palmer, CFO at CGF Research Institute Culture shapes the wellness of individuals, businesses, communities and nations. Although it is not static and can change, it generally manifests itself in the behaviour of a group of people at any ...
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Key Individual cannot delegate accountability

Published: Mon, 17 Jul 17

In a recent Appeal Board case, the FSP appealed against the FSB’s decision to debar her for five years. One of the grounds she raised was that her secretary failed to inform her of a notification from the FSB informing her of the Registrar’s intent to suspend her licence as she failed to submit a compliance ...
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New appointment CGF Research Institute: Lisa Willemse ready to tackle CIPC services

Published: Fri, 14 Jul 17

We are pleased to welcome Lisa Willemse as the newest member to join CGF’s team of Lead Independent Consultants. Lisa has acquired a wealth of business experience over the last 17 years in various industry sectors ranging from engineering, IT, manufacturing, mining, transport, publishing and advertising. Prior ...
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Is There a Future for the External Compliance Practice?

Published: Fri, 14 Jul 17

By Associated Compliance (Pty) Ltd If the FAIS Act (section 17) hatched the ‘FAIS’ compliance officer, it follows that the forthcoming Conduct of Financial Institutions Act (CoFI) is likely to dispatch it. So where to from here for the external compliance practice, and the ‘FAIS’ compliance ...
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FSB Issues Twin Peaks Newsletter: Issue 1 - The South African Perspective

Published: Thu, 13 Jul 17

The Financial Services Board has issued their first newsletter on the Financial Sector Regulation Bill, also referred to as Twin Peaks. This first edition includes an introduction, a 'big picture' overview, the philosophy behind Twin Peaks, and the FSB's view on the regulatory framework changes ...
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FSB fines Tendai Nyadombo R40 000 for contravening the FAIS Act

Published: Thu, 13 Jul 17

The Registrar of Financial Services Providers (the Registrar) referred a case against Mr Tendai Nyadombo (Mr Nyadombo) to the Enforcement Committee of the Financial Services Board. The referral related to a contravention of section 7(1) of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 37 of 2002 ...
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Here’s why workplace diversity makes business sense

Published: Wed, 12 Jul 17

Companies that embrace workplace diversity and inclusion as a source of growth and innovation for their businesses will perform better than those that don’t and that applies as much to small businesses as it does to large enterprises. Kimberley Axon, Head of People Services at Sage Africa & ...
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Financial planning: a business reinventing itself

Published: Tue, 11 Jul 17

Cape Town: The world is currently poised at a very interesting point and we’re facing significant challenges economically and politically. These challenges are not new, but we need to prepare our clients for a few rough years ahead. ‘Where do investors go for help? To the press? To friends and family? ...
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Financial Services Regulation in South Africa - Twin Peaks refresher

Published: Tue, 11 Jul 17

By Desiree Reddy and Sascha Graham Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc. The Financial Sector Regulation Bill was passed by Parliament and sent to the President for assent on 22 June 2017. The Bill provides the architecture for the new twin peaks method of regulation to be adopted across the South African financial ...
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Cloud value proposition reaches critical mass

Published: Tue, 11 Jul 17

Launch of locally-hosted Microsoft Azure service adds final piece to cloud computing puzzle   By Kabelo Makwane, Managing Director Accenture Cloud First business in South Africa   A number of recent developments in the broader information and communication technology (ICT) sector have converged, ...
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Fais and the future of Level 2 REs and CPD – July 2017

Published: Fri, 07 Jul 17

A recent “Round Table” discussion by Ms Caroline da Silva, Deputy Registrar, FAIS of the FSB, provided a welcome update on the Regulator’s current thinking on a number of key issues, including: Regulatory exams Continuous Professional Development Training Level 1 and 2 Regulatory ...
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Are you ready for outcomes-based regulation?

Published: Fri, 07 Jul 17

By Juanita Moolman, Head: Legal and Business Assurance Hollard HAD business unit. It was refreshing for some, and possibly scary for others, to hear that, in future, an outcomes-based approach will be included in regulating the financial sector, instead of a purely rules-based approach. In 2011 National Treasury ...
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Swiss Re among first in the re/insurance industry to integrate ESG benchmarks into its investment decisions

Published: Thu, 06 Jul 17

Zurich: Swiss Re announced today that it has already consistently integrated ESG considerations into its investment process since the start of 2017. The company is convinced that taking ESG criteria into account makes economic sense and reduces downside risks especially for long-term investors. By implementing ESG ...
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