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Africa poised to become digital insurance leader, says Allianz CEO Oliver Bäte

Published: Wed, 26 Jul 17

(L to R) Andreas Berger, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Chief Regions & Markets Officer; Delphine Traoré Maïdou, Allianz Africa COO; Oliver Bäte and Coenraad Vrolijk Allianz Africa CEO. “While digital is a transformation process in Europe, Africa is digital by nature” “‘Mobile ...
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‘Due observance’ and ‘condition precedent’ policy terms

Published: Wed, 26 Jul 17

      Patrick Bracher, Director Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc.   A Singapore High Court held that a clause in a policy that ‘due observance and fulfilment of the terms provisions and conditions of this policy insofar as they relate to anything to ...
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Deputy Finance Minister pledges Government's support to the Insurance Industry

Published: Wed, 26 Jul 17

      Viviene Pearson, CEO, SAIA         Deputy finance minister Sfiso Buthelezi has pledged government's support to the South African insurance industry and called on insurers to continue working in the spirit of collaboration and good corporate ...
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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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Gulf Cooperation Council Banks Urged to Fine-tune Liquidity Management

Published: Wed, 26 Jul 17

By Coface, the international trade credit insurance company Weak energy prices and lower government spending across the GCC region put pressure on lending opportunities Despite current business conditions, GCC to register solid loan growth of 4. 9% in 2017 Banks more selective in granting ...
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Innovation Group appoints new commercial director

Published: Wed, 26 Jul 17

          Drew Schnehage, Commercial Director Innovation Group (Pty) Ltd         Randburg, South Africa: Innovation Group (Pty) Ltd, has announced the appointment of Drew Schnehage as Commercial Director. Drew brings over ...
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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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Hannover Re completes acquisition of Lloyd's syndicate

Published: Fri, 21 Jul 17

Hannover: The acquisition of the UK holding company Argenta Holdings Limited, which owns the companies Argenta Syndicate Management and Argenta Private Capital as well as a pro rata share of the Lloyd's syndicate Argenta Syndicate 2121, was successfully completed yesterday. Hannover Re had announced an agreement ...
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Alternative model to Labour Brokers in SA

Published: Fri, 21 Jul 17

By Professor Hugo Pienaar, Director and Sean Jamieson, Associate from the Employment practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr   This article was written prior to the recent Labour Appeal Court judgement in the NUMSA & Others v Assign Services, which held, inter alia, that the client becomes the sole employer ...
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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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Comments due soon on South African International Arbitration Bill

Published: Thu, 20 Jul 17

Comments and submissions by interested parties on South Africa's International Arbitration Bill, approved by the South African government in March 2017, are due by 28 July 2017. The notice calling for comments, and information on how to submit comments, is available here. The Bill has already progressed through ...
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The Motor Vehicle Security Association of South Africa (VESA)

Published: Thu, 20 Jul 17

Adri Smit, General Manager, VESA VESA has informed the short- term insurance industry that for all purposes affecting any vehicle safety and security products and systems and/or the installation thereof, the term “VESA Approved” shall mean compliance with all of the following three requirements: A ...
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Big Data: The Key to Eradicating Insurance Fraud

Published: Thu, 20 Jul 17

Jonathan Lewarne Senior Director: Insurance Business Development TransUnion By using data smartly, and shifting the focus from the point of claim to the point of policy creation, insurers can reduce fraud. By Jonathan Lewarne, Senior Director: Insurance Business Development at TransUnion Quality information ...
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Sasria Engineering and Construction Cover and Claims Update June 2017

Published: Wed, 19 Jul 17

By Tau Letlhogonolo , Customer Relations Manager, Sasria Sasria SOC Ltd’s core business is the provision of short-term insurance for riots, strikes, terrorism, civil commotion and public disorder to businesses and individuals. Additional cover of R1 billion is available on request: this cover is geared towards ...
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Coface Announces Results of Asia Corporate Payment Survey

Published: Wed, 19 Jul 17

Coface’s latest annual payment report surveyed 2,795 corporates in the Asia Pacific region focusing on eight markets: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. The survey also traced the evolution of corporate payments in 11([1]) industry sectors. “2017 is set ...
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Temporary Employment Services ruling raises uncertainty for all sectors

Published: Wed, 19 Jul 17

The Labour Appeal Court (LAC) recently delivered a judgment which could have significant implications for the South African labour market. The judgment specifies that employees of labour brokers who earn below the threshold for vulnerable employees, will become the permanent employees of the client at which they are ...
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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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Uber drivers protected by labour laws

Published: Tue, 18 Jul 17

The Department of Labour has welcomed a CCMA ruling which states that Uber drivers are fully protected by the South African labour laws. “The decision [of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration] is in line with the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995, as amended. It means that any person who ...
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SAIA National Motor Body Repairers Grading Standards Project

Published: Tue, 18 Jul 17

The SAIA and the Associations representing the Motor Body Repair (MBR) industry are proud to announce the introduction of the National Grading Standards for MBRs who want to be certified to do repair work on cars that are out-of-warranty. The standards are a product of collaborative work between SAIA members who are ...
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Inaugural SAIA Indaba 2017

Published: Mon, 17 Jul 17

The SAIA successfully hosted its inaugural Indaba on 10 May 2017 at the FNB Conference Centre. The event, themed “Supporting the National Development Plan through the Short-term Insurance Industry,” was well attended with representatives from various stakeholders, including government, financial sector ...
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Subrogation:

The statutory or legal right of an insurer to recover from a third party who is wholly or partially responsible for a loss paid by the insurer under the terms of a policy. For example, when an insurer has paid the insured for loss sustained to his car as the result of a collision, the insurer may collect, through the right of subrogation, from the person whose car caused the damage.
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