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What is the difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Published: Mon, 02 Dec 19

Cyber Monday originated in the US and is a marketing term used for the Monday after Thanksgiving. It was created by retailers to encourage people to shop online. The term was coined by Ellen Davis of the National Retail Federation and Scott Silverman, and has actually been around ...
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Interview with Bright Rock CEO, Schalk Malan about their ground-breaking temporary disability cover

Published: Mon, 11 Nov 19

In October 2019 Needs-matched life insurance provider, BrightRock, announced enhancements to their temporary expenses cover. Read More More recently Insurancegateway® Interviewed Schalk Malan to not only learn more about their product enhancements but also to talk about Bright Rock’s strategic ...
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The Importance of an effective online campaign

Published: Mon, 11 Nov 19

As we enter the age of the fourth industrial revolution, a technological transformation driven by the internet, it seems almost unthinkable that the web would not be the preferred platform chosen by businesses of all sizes to promote and market their goods and services. The internet has already and will continue to ...
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Genesis Medical Scheme announces the lowest contribution increase for 2020

Published: Mon, 11 Nov 19

Across the private healthcare industry in South Africa, members of medical schemes are bracing themselves for a 10% increase in their 2020 contributions, exceeding the general inflation rate by 4. 6%. With average salary increases that are usually lower than 10%, most people will be hit hard if their 2020 increase ...
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A high road scenario for diabetes reversal

Published: Wed, 06 Nov 19

There is a growing body of research that suggests that one of the world’s most devastating illnesses, diabetes, can be reversed. Medical and nutrition experts Prof Tim Noakes and Dr Neville Wellington and actuary Sarah Bennett told attendees at the recent 2019 Actuarial Society of South Africa Convention that ...
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Presenting your evidence in the small claims court Part 5

Published: Fri, 25 Oct 19

Proceedings in the small claims court are usually conducted in English and Afrikaans but you and your witnesses are entitled to give evidence in a language in which you are comfortable and certainly in any one of the official languages of the country. As soon as you know the court date and if you are giving ...
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Presenting your evidence in the small claims court Part 4

Published: Fri, 25 Oct 19

As the defendant immediately you receive the summons with the court date, notify your witnesses and ask them to confirm their availability. If you think a witness is key to your case and not available on the court date, contact your opponent immediately and see if you can agree a postponement with them to a ...
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Presenting your evidence in the small claims court Part 3

Published: Fri, 25 Oct 19

If you are the plaintiff, make sure you bring along a copy of your letter of demand, and proof of registered posting, or an affidavit by you where you personally delivered the letter of demand to your opponent. Also bring a copy of the summons as issued with the court date and proof of proper service of the summons ...
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Presenting your evidence in the small claims court Part 2

Published: Fri, 25 Oct 19

Do not be guided by your favourite television lawyer series. You do not get to ‘put it to the witness’ or deliver an impassioned emotional speech to the jury. Television programmes usually represent the adversarial system where opposing parties gather and present evidence and arguments to ...
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Presenting your evidence in the small claims court Part 1

Published: Fri, 25 Oct 19

In the small claims court matters are resolved speedily, inexpensively and informally. As a litigant, whether you are the Plaintiff (the Claimant) or the Defendant (the party opposing the claim), you must conduct your own case without legal representation.   Proceedings are inquisitorial ...
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2019 – Customer Satisfaction Index for Medical Schemes Shows Underwhelming Performances

Published: Thu, 17 Oct 19

Customer satisfaction and price tolerance is declining while utilisation is increasing   Medical schemes are facing tremendous pressure in a low growth market where customer expectations and utilisation are very high and increasing, while loyalty is on the decline as a result of lower price tolerance. ...
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Allianz Global Risk Dialogue

Published: Mon, 30 Sep 19

The rise of the cobots   Collaborative robots – or “cobots” – are a key manufacturing technology for tasks requiring human and machine cooperation and have been identified by the AGCS Trend Compass as a trend that will gain significant traction in a number of industries over the ...
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South African Employer Medical Benefit Costs to Increase 10 Percent in 2020, Aon Survey Forecasts

Published: Fri, 27 Sep 19

Employer-provided medical benefit costs in South Africa are forecasted to rise 10 percent in 2020, outpacing the annual general inflation rate by 4. 6 percent, according to the 2020 Global Medical Trend Rates Report released by Aon plc (NYSE: AON). “The Medical Trend rate in South Africa for 2020 is ...
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Work your data to make it work for you

Published: Wed, 18 Sep 19

The financial services industry generates huge volumes of data and storing it safely and correctly has always been an essential element of business. Data, however, is typically stored in old mainframe systems, which while robust and capable, become problematic when new age analysis is required, as it can be difficult ...
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Coface South Africa Champions at the 2019 Gender Mainstreaming Awards

Published: Mon, 09 Sep 19

Coface South Africa, the international credit insurer, was the overall Gender Mainstreaming Champion at the 2019 Awards. Winning four different awards: The award for a Non-JSE listed company in the category Women Empowerment in the Workplace. The Women on Boards Award and Women on Executive Committees in Multinationals ...
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Tial Turning Twenty

Published: Mon, 09 Sep 19

As Tial celebrates 20 years, it is time to reflect on what has been an incredible journey that has led to us being the successful entity we are today. It is incumbent on us to say a very big thank you to all of our business partners who have travelled and shared the journey with us and shaped our destiny as an innovative ...
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IoT and Big Data, the tech that’s disrupting Africa

Published: Sun, 01 Sep 19

Disruption is now known as the means of changing the way business is being conducted due to the advancement of technology and ability to use innovative new business models. In a digital and connected era where every industry is being disrupted by a wave of innovative technologies, it’s no surprise that the insurance ...
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Looking to reduce PI exposure and develop premium growth at the same time?

Published: Thu, 01 Aug 19

Commercial Risk surveys; Critical for growth in current market conditions. Looking to reduce PI exposure and develop premium growth at the same time? PI exposure mitigation with premium growth all under the same roof   AMS, the largest independent commercial risk surveying company in SA, with over 21 ...
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Millennials and the coming war for talent

Published: Wed, 31 Jul 19

At the stroke of midnight 2018, the last-born millennial turned 18. As more and more of this coming generation complete formal education and take up jobs, they are dramatically changing the nature of the modern workforce. By as early as 2025, as much as 75% of the global workforce could be millennials and they will ...
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Introducing Our New Website!

Published: Mon, 29 Jul 19

The Insurance Gateway® team is excited to share our new website with you. Given our strategic objectives for 2019 and the fact that our last website redesign was over five years ago, we decided on a much anticipated mid-year launch. za was founded in 2005 by the late Michael Stoker as an insurance and financial ...
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