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TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR CASHFLOW DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Published: Wed, 27 May 20

By Rita Cool, Certified Financial Planner at Alexander Forbes Financial Planning Consultants   The full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is as yet unknown, but individuals have already begun to have their lives disrupted by the country’s economic shutdown, with retrenchments, salary cuts and forced ...
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Your financial wellbeing has never been more important – now is the time

Published: Tue, 26 May 20

The outbreak and rapid spread across the globe of COVID-19 shocked the world and left many already struggling economies, and even strong economies, in trouble. The good news is that measures can be implemented to help individuals to cope with the situation. Iemas Insurance Brokers’ experts give their perspective ...
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Lockdown learnings for retirement

Published: Wed, 13 May 20

A volatile financial climate has seen many South African pensioners in living annuities looking to increase their withdrawals to cover current cash shortages. However, retirement income specialist Just advises strongly against this, recommending instead that they find ways to trim their spending, or else they run ...
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Is Covid-19 giving us a taste of an unplanned retirement?

Published: Mon, 11 May 20

By Richus Nel, financial adviser at PSG Wealth   Over the last two months, the world has undeniably changed. Markets have contracted, our financial resources have been depleted, and uncertainty is at historic highs. How we think about ourselves and others, what and how we buy, how we move (or don’t ...
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Covid-19: TERS - 5 important updates

Published: Mon, 04 May 20

by Joon Chong, Dhevarsha Ramjettan, Johan Olivier, Shane Johnson, Bianca Viljoen, Zipho Tile   Since the launch of TERS, there has been (almost) daily changes introduced by the Unemployment Insurance Fund. Following those amendments, the Minister of Employment & Labour ...
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WEATHER THE STORM OF RETRENCHMENT BY RESKILLING

Published: Wed, 29 Apr 20

When my husband was told he was being retrenched thanks to the economic effects of COVID-19, it was a call we were expecting but it was still a shock. Gosh, I thought to myself. What do we do now? My husband had just been retrenched, albeit temporarily under the COVID-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme ...
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1Life Insurance offers free tuition for school children through Boston City Campus Connect and Ivy Digital

Published: Tue, 28 Apr 20

1Life Insurance has reaffirmed the company’s long-standing commitment to educating South Africans by launching a new partnership with Boston City Campus Connect and Ivy Digital, that will provide children of 1Life newsletter subscribers with free tuition from Grades 8 – 12. “In 2013 we ...
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The non-legal guide to surviving the Coronavirus

Published: Fri, 24 Apr 20

Soon after the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and the declaration of the National Disaster, there was an outbreak of legal and other publications, some more helpful than others, dealing with COVID-19, the law, the end of the world, and surviving the Coronavirus. You could seek guidance from a letter supposedly ...
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ARM YOURSELF WITH KNOWLEDGE – HOW FINANCIAL MARKET SHOCKS AFFECT YOU AND YOUR FINANCES

Published: Wed, 15 Apr 20

The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything we have experienced. It affects many areas of our lives, causing us to experience uncomfortable levels of uncertainty and worry. Dealing with uncertainty can be tricky and we need to find ways to keep calm and to take control of our finances. Shelley van der Westhuizen, ...
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The Pandemic, Physical Damage, Business Interruption Losses and Reinsurance

Published: Tue, 07 Apr 20

The Pandemic, Physical Damage, Business Interruption Losses and Reinsurance How is your 2000 piece jigsaw puzzle progressing?   Coronavirus and physical damage You may have seen reference to the recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision in MDS Inc v Factory Mutual Insurance Company ...
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Financial implications for retirement communities in a time of crisis

Published: Tue, 07 Apr 20

Johannesburg, 7 April 20: Protecting the elderly against COVID-19 infection is a pressing concern for everyone operating senior living communities. The greater susceptibility of seniors to the virus, as well as the many unknowns still surrounding its transmission, make prevention and proper management critical. Exactly ...
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COVID-19: MAKE SURE YOUR MEDICAL AID, SAVINGS AND RISK BENEFITS ARE COVERED

Published: Thu, 02 Apr 20

By Rita Cool, certified financial planner at Alexander Forbes and NT Snyman, senior consultant at Alexander Forbes Health   The COVID-19 pandemic has placed additional financial pressure on South Africans. If you are being retrenched or having your hours cut, you might be pondering your options on pausing ...
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Retirement in the time of COVID-19

Published: Wed, 01 Apr 20

The global pandemic has highlighted the increased risk of death the elderly face if they contract COVID-19.   Fortunately, the majority who contract the virus will survive. However, they will face another wholly unpalatable risk – the risk of not having a sustainable income for life in an ...
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POSTPONEMENT NOTICE: SAIA BREAKFAST SESSION 2020

Published: Mon, 16 Mar 20

Following the national disaster declaration made by the President of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, on 15 March 2020 around the spread of the coronavirus, the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) has decided to postpone the SAIA Breakfast Session which was to be held on 19 March to a later date in May 2020 ...
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Allianz: 5 sustainability trends to watch for companies

Published: Thu, 12 Mar 20

Companies can potentially face reputational damage or legal liabilities if they fail to appropriately manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s ESG team identified key trends to watch: climate change, water management, preserving biodiversity degradation ...
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CORONAVIRUS Q&A: KNOW YOUR EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS

Published: Wed, 11 Mar 20

Aadil Patel, National Head of the Employment practice and Anli Bezuidenhout, Senior Associate in the Employment practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr   The COVID – 19 (or "Coronavirus") is spreading. In this alert, we answer some of the most pressing questions that have been asked over ...
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OLD MUTUAL CORPORATE WELCOMES RENEWED COMMITMENT TO ALIGN PENSION AND PROVIDENT FUNDS

Published: Mon, 02 Mar 20

South Africans urged to take advantage of tax reprieve to improve their retirement savings. 2 March 2020: The 2020/21 Budget provided a welcome surprise for embattled consumers as the Minister of Finance announced that personal income taxes would not be raised. Possibly even more valuable was the fact that ...
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BUDGET 2020: THE RIGHT INTENT, BUT THE CHALLENGE REMAINS DAUNTING

Published: Thu, 27 Feb 20

BY ARTHUR KAMP, CHIEF ECONOMIST AT SANLAM INVESTMENTS Budget 2020 is the best we could have hoped for in difficult circumstances. In essence, it aims to constrain consumption spending relative to capital expenditure, while recognising that persistent tax increases are counter-productive and constrain growth. Budget ...
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Hard choices for Budget 2020

Published: Mon, 17 Feb 20

Citadel Portfolio Manager Mike van der Westhuizen believes a strong Budget will come down to simple action and hard choices taken now for the long-term benefit of the country. 17 February 2020: “The main thing to look at, given that the Moody’s is watching closely, is the need to rein in the ...
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Coronavirus and its effects on international trade and insurance

Published: Thu, 13 Feb 20

The deadly novel coronavirus outbreak (2019-CoV) has resulted in passenger and cargo ships being quarantined around the world, partial and complete travel bans to parts of China and shipping and airlines being unable or unwilling to deliver cargo to the contractual destination. Malcolm Hartwell, head of ...
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