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Monday, November 10, 2014 - 12:57
Christmas fear

The South African Savings Institute (SASI) launched its annual Festive Season Savings Campaign in a year where the demise of African Bank highlighted that the escalation of arrears has reached levels previously...

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 16:12
Getting it right

Credit plays a vital role in growing the economy of South Africa. Without it many people would not be able to buy a house, a car or pay for other lifestyle related expenses. However, it is important that consumers...

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 16:07
Domestic situation

Whether you are a homeowner or tenant, home insurance is essential to have, but there is a difference in the type of home insurance required. Do you insure the structure of your home, or its contents? Are there...

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 16:06
Hard to swallow

UK tops global league table for gullet cancer (adenocarcinoma) in men. Evidently, worldwide rates on average are four times higher than in women, according to a report recently published in the journal “Gut”....

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 16:05
Discover the benefits

With the aim to create a nation of great drivers, Discovery Insure has released a new smartphone application that scientifically measures and incentivises driving behaviour. The Discovery Insure app combines mobile...

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 16:02
Beware the misleading unit

It is often stated that a unit of alcohol is supplied by a small glass of wine, half a pint of beer, or a single measure of spirits. Such statements can be misleading because they do not reflect differences in...

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 16:37
Digital danger

The number of reported information security incidents around the world rose 48% to 42.8 million, the equivalent of 117 339 attacks per day in 2013, according to The Global State of Information Security Survey 2015,...

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 16:31
Poor performance

Moderate alcohol intake of at least five units every week is linked to poorer sperm quality in otherwise healthy young men, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open.

And the higher the...

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 16:20
Attractive reflection

Seattle –September 30, 2014

Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, recently announced the opening of an office in Cape Town, South Africa. The office will be led by industry veteran...

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 07:55
Foreign excursion

Hollard Insurance is steadily moving further into international territories, as it seeks to establish itself in key developing markets. April 2014 saw the launch of a pilot in Indonesia. Scheduled to run for six months, the pilot involves a...

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 07:51
Maybe, maybe not…

Africa stands to benefit as listed companies in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region prepare to deploy their almost €1 trillion in cash reserves as they go in search of new growth opportunities, according...

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 14:58
Exposure analysis

African Bank Investment Limited (Abil) has had immense media coverage as the bank went into decline to the point where the Reserve Bank authorised a bailout and placed the bank under curatorship. African Bank is not a...

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:31
A third of our workforce are “disengaged”

In a recent study of employed South Africans, Echelon Purple, an Employee Engagement Consultancy, found that one in every three employees is disengaged from their job or employer. They pose a serious risk to...

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:25
UK warning

The safety of nicotine refill cartridges used in electronic (e) cigarettes needs to be improved to prevent toddlers accidentally swallowing the contents and potentially coming to serious harm, warn doctors in Archives...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 17:16
Corresponding well

PFP Insurance Broker’s (PFP) focus on support for local brokers, service mentality and innovation in African markets has resulted in significant income growth in 12 months, reports Paul Lewis, PFP’s head of African...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 17:13
Danger from long term use of pills

Taking benzodiazepines (widely prescribed drugs to treat anxiety and insomnia) is associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, particularly for long-term users, suggests a study published on...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 17:59
Less visas

The rand might be weak, but the South African passport has strengthened in terms of the global passport rankings, according to the Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index 2014. The Index is an annual global...

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 11:59
Pressure check

Keeping safe on the road is not only about being an alert and cautious driver, it is also about making sure that your car is always in tip-top condition, says Rory Judd, MiWay head of online marketing. “An essential part of that is ensuring that...

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 11:53
Unique challenges

When it comes to applying for and managing credit, women face some unique challenges. The best weapon against nasty financial surprises is to empower yourself with the correct information in order to take control of your finances. This is...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 10:53
Usual trend

Wits University scientists have debunked two big myths around climate change by proving firstly, that despite predictions, tropical storms are not increasing in number. However, they are shifting, and South Africa...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 10:51
We got you dotted

DataDot now has just on two million vehicles protected by its identification technology in South Africa. The company commenced operations in 2001, in George, Western Cape. It was two years later that a breakthrough in marketing saw car hire...

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:19
Be safe this Easter holiday

South Africa has one of the highest road death rates in the world with almost 32 deaths per 100 000 people. That translates to at least 1 200 people dying on our roads every month – and alcohol remains a major factor, with statistics from 2013...

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:08
High rainfall

Standard Bank’s insurance division says it experienced a 402% increase in storm-related damage claims during March 2014 following unusually high rainfall that month, which caused flooding across five of South Africa’s nine provinces.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:59
Key dynamics

A number of key dynamics and developments are likely to substantially alter the global operating landscape for retail banks by 2020, according to a PwC report titled ‘Retail Banking 2020: Evolution or revolution’...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 14:22
Slow, slow, slow, slow, stop…

‘The slothful incompetence of a dying tortoise:’ that’s about the best description I can come up with to describe the services of the South Africa Post Office. In the 26 years I have been bulk posting Insurance Times to our subscribers this has...