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Discovery launches first Financial Planning Summit

Discovery today announced the line-up of thought leaders in the financial planning industry who will be speaking at the first Discovery Financial Planning Summit, to be hosted on 15 May at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. The event aims to bring together some of the world’s experts in financial planning to share their insights and best practices.
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Power Roundtable set to tackle burning industry issues

The Altrisk / FIA Power Roundtable was conceived as a platform to find solutions and common ground on challenges, legislative frameworks, remuneration models, success planning – in fact anything that’s important to the future survival of independent financial planning advice. This forum is designed to bring together independent advisors, insurance leaders and regulatory masterminds to share best practices and insights with each other.

Helping businesses spend better

Every organisation, including the government, has to plan for capital expenditure. Whether it’s a new building or the renovation of an existing building, a new vehicle or a new piece of equipment, these assets add value to your organisation. The process of budgeting for these capital items is often fraught with difficulties. For capital expenditure, AccTech Systems solution manages the entire budgeting, acquisition and receipting and asset registry process in one user-friendly interface.
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M&F sponsors On the Regulatory Front

Mutual & Federal is proud to be the short-term insurance sponsor for the inaugural “On the Regulatory Front” series of workshops, which will entail 10 seminars across the country. According to Mark Weston, Mutual & Federal will focus on getting closer to its intermediaries.“During 2014 I will be focusing on meeting as many of our intermediaries, to hear what they have to say and to listen to their feedback. Many of them have told us unequivocally that they want us to make it easier to do business with them.”
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Men in the making

The Tracker Men in the Making initiate, along the lines of ‘Bring a Girl Child to Work Day’, focuses on young men, who are in dire need of leadership and motivation. The initiative is currently in its fifth year, and will take place again on 27 March 2014. The initiative is garnering immense corporate support from SA’s biggest brand names and is jumping in feet-first to guide young men in changing the direction of their lives.
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Discovery finds new global office

Discovery Holdings will be moving to a new and improved office. The new global head office is said to be complete by 2017, and will be co-owned by Growthpoint and Zenprop. The new office is set to house more employees, as the Sandton campus has grown on average by 6% annually. With more employees, more innovation and more opportunities it is only fitting that more space is built.

Another milestone achieved in East London’s longest standing multiple sports event

East London beaches saw over 4000 people from all of South Africa compete in the 2014 Discovery Surfers Challenge event. The sporting event celebrated its 40th year anniversary, making it the biggest multiple sports event in history. The beach run is a tough one, having to deal with different terrain whilst running from Kwelera beach to Nahoon beach in East London – but this did not stop the 4400 people from participating.