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In case of an emergency – what to pack

Published: Tue, 08 Oct 19

Bertus Visser, Chief Executive of Distribution at PSG Insure With the festive season drawing near, many of us are planning road trips all around the country. Travelling with family, including small children can be stressful, particularly if your car breaks down unexpectedly. Before you set off, consider the following: Are ...
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How to save more during tough times

Published: Mon, 16 Sep 19

We currently find ourselves in a market that hasn’t shown any real growth over the past five years and even the most optimistic investors are now starting to panic, especially those who have already retired. With the cost of living rising rapidly, many pensioners are forced to increase their withdrawal rates ...
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Short-term insurance savvy goes the distance

Published: Wed, 11 Sep 19

Short-term insurance savvy goes the distance In the spirit of Spring, here are some top tips for women to follow to refresh their short-term insurance cover, while staying both cost-effective and safe. Relook luxury and upgrade your outlook It can be very expensive to specify items like cell phones, notebooks, ...
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Momentum introduces safety alert for consumer peace of mind

Published: Tue, 10 Sep 19

Momentum Short Term Insurance has boosted its safety offerings for customers with the introduction of Safety Alert, an innovative emergency panic button linked to armed response, which is available on the Momentum app. Momentum Short Term Insurance Chief Commercial Officer, Etienne du Toit, says Safety Alert ...
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What are the chances? Preparing for curveballs

Published: Fri, 06 Sep 19

You accelerate instead of press the brake pedal – life happens. Unfortunately, if it’s when your vehicle goes through an office window, it can cost a lot more than you bargained for. You just never know what life may throw at you. Imagine being the driver, or the business owner in this case; you ...
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Business for Road Safety (BRS) forum launches Road Safety Pledge

Published: Thu, 05 Sep 19

Johannesburg – The Business for Road Safety (BRS) forum, an initiative formed by the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) in collaboration with other relevant stakeholder business associations launched its Road Safety Pledge on Wednesday at Midrand Conference Centre. The BRS forum is intended ...
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Insurance in the age of Airbnb

Published: Mon, 02 Sep 19

Johannesburg, Gauteng – Airbnb has arrived in South Africa in a big way. In fact, since its launch in 2008, the lodging marketplace has grown to more than 150 million users with listings in almost 200 countries. However, for locals looking to rent out their properties, there are insurance implications to consider, ...
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ACUIDEAS PARTNERS WITH INDWE LEARNING ACADEMY

Published: Thu, 22 Aug 19

Johannesburg – Acuideas is pleased to announce the partnership with Indwe Learning Academy in launch of its CPD-Accredited Training Programme, which offers brokers in its network free CPD training. The programme comprises a range of short courses that afford brokers easy access to earning CPD points, ...
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Allianz: The 7 trends making engineering and construction projects bigger and costlier than ever

Published: Tue, 20 Aug 19

Projects are increasingly complex, often with values in the tens of billions of dollars, and can run for decades. Fire and explosion incidents most expensive losses globally. Defective product and business interruption claims rising. New tech such as drones, satellite imagery and laser scanning helping to better identify ...
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SAIA welcomes City of Johannesburg’s assembly of 40 new fire engines

Published: Mon, 19 Aug 19

The South African Insurance Association (SAIA) welcomes the recent announcement made by the City of Johannesburg confirming that an initial order to the value of R216 million for fire engines and other fire emergency vehicles has been placed with its respective supplier.   Viviene Pearson, the ...
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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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What thinking about spending can teach us about saving

Published: Thu, 25 Jul 19

By Nirdev Desai, Head of Sales at PSG Wealth In our modern economy, money is a means to survival. You need to provide for your basic needs – a roof over your head, food on your table, transport, clothing and so on. We buy more than we need and spend on things, not because we need them, but because we like ...
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Tragedy reminds property owners to check insurance cover

Published: Tue, 16 Jul 19

Bertus Visser, Chief Executive of Distribution at PSG Insure   Tragedy due to gas explosions struck twice within days of each other this July. In the first incident, several buildings were destroyed when a truck that was carrying gas through the small town of Worcester exploded while in the second incident ...
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The real cost of car theft and accidents

Published: Thu, 11 Jul 19

It pays to mitigate your risk While insurance is an essential aspect of recovering financially from a vehicle theft or accident, there are still unexpected costs you may not have planned for, and some which you cannot attach a monetary value to. “The best advice is to mitigate your risk as far as possible ...
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Three myths busted when it comes to saving on your short-term insurance

Published: Wed, 10 Jul 19

As July is National Savings Month, it’s a time to reflect on your budget looking at where you are spending and where you could save more. Thinking you can cut costs on your insurance, however, is a potentially common misconception. “If you aren’t covered sufficiently in favour of paying cheaper premiums, ...
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AGCS appoints new global leadership positions in Alternative Risk Transfer and Crisis Management lines of business

Published: Wed, 10 Jul 19

Christof Bentele, previously Head of Global Crisis Management, assumes a newly created position as Head of Global Client Management at the Alternative Risk Transfer line of business Two successors for reorganized Crisis Management practice: Björn Reusswig is appointed Head of Global Political Violence and Hostile ...
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Reshika Vallabh appointed Head of Underwriting of Coface South Africa

Published: Tue, 02 Jul 19

              Reshika Vallabh   Reshika Vallabh, who has been with Coface South Africa for over 10 years, has been appointed as the Head of Underwriting (Commercial and Risk), following Johan Coetzee’s decision to relocate ...
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FSCA appoint the new Divisional Executive for Conduct of Business Supervision

Published: Fri, 28 Jun 19

FSCA commissioner, Mr Abel Sithole has appointed Ms. Kedibone Dikokwe as the Divisional Executive: Conduct of Business Supervision, effective from 1 July 2019. This is the division that supervises the way financial institutions interact with their customers. Dikokwe will oversee the implementation of the FSCA's ...
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Allianz appoints Senior Liability Underwriter

Published: Thu, 27 Jun 19

        Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Africa appointed Curtis Rigney as Senior Liability Underwriter on June 1, 2019. He has 17 years of experience in short term insurance having worked for local and international insurers. Curtis holds an Associateship ...
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Good groundwork for short-term insurance

Published: Thu, 27 Jun 19

Bertus Visser, Chief Executive of Distribution at PSG Insure Having adequate short-term insurance cover is an important part of ensuring that your younger loved ones are well taken care of. When they leave home, preparing your older child (or perhaps a younger sibling, or friend) for the adult world ahead will ...
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