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October 1990
A real pain in the back

Each year hundreds of people are permanently paralysed following a spinal injury they have sustained. Most of them will spend the rest of their lives wheelchair-bound.
Why are the effects of spinal injuries potentially so serious?
The...

October 1990
The decline continues

Results recently published by two short term insurers reflect deteriorating underwriting figures which once again emphasise the problems being faced by the industry. Although Mutual & Federal posted a climb in gross premium income from R826m...

October 1990
Burning pockets

Following the controversial shooting by the police of 11 people in Sebokeng, journalist Lew Elias was sent to the township on September 4. He was to cover a story dealing with Nelson Mandela’s subsequent address to the township residents.
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October 1990
Sad, but no surprise

The extent of the cost of recent political violence to the country is aptly illustrated by the claims experience of the South African Special Risks Insurance Association (Sasria). Sasria MD, Rodney Schneeberger, outlines the problem. “In the 12-...