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August 1990
Digging deep

Robert Vivian, Professor of insurance and risk management at Wits, answers another exam question in his monthly series.
Johnny, a 14-year old boy starts a fire which spreads causing damage to the property of his neighbours, Mr & Mrs...

August 1990
Sliding away

If one compares the underwriting figures delivered by listed short term insurers over recent months with the same results of a year before, reasons for the recent flurry of activity, aimed mostly at increased premiums, become clear.
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August 1990
Best stealers are in Johannesburg

By now, most of us have been advised by our insurers that premium increases have either been implemented or are in the pipeline.
Aegis, on its monthly policy, and Guardian National have instituted the most recent rate changes where household...

August 1990
Thieves taking even more

That vehicle theft rates are climbing is common knowledge. However, figures recently released by the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) reveal the extent of the trend.

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August 1990
Rare profits

For the first time in over a decade, more than two reinsurers managed to post profits in 1988. With four of the seven local players delivering a black bottom line, it was one of the best years ever for South Africa’s reinsurance industry. Figures...