Counting the ‘real’ cost of strikes

It seems that industrial strikes are now not only an indelible part of South Africa’s business landscape, but that they are also increasing in frequency and duration. While the non-damage costs of strike action are…

So long but, hopfully, not goodbye

Nick Beyers, CEO of Zurich South Africa, is retiring after 40 years in the industry. Tony van Niekerk spoke to him about this journey through the South African short-term insurance industry. COVER: Can you summarise…

This could happen to you

The procedures to be followed when you are stopped for an alcohol breathalyzer test … As part of the South African criminal justice system, new methods of no tolerance with regards to road safety are…

Trailblazing Actuary

Dalisu Dube, head of the actuarial division at Etana Insurance, has been appointed to the board of ASABA, the Association of South African Black Actuarial Professionals. It was the discovery of his exceptional mathematical ability…

Claims and the question of onus

Frank Liebenberg Post graduate insurance lecturer School of Economics and Business Sciences University of the Witwatersrand Ana Mullins Managing Director Phoenix Underwriting Managers (Pty) Ltd Fundamental principle In dealing with an insurance claim, in practice,…

Marine Insurance Feature

Marine insurance is mostly thought of as insuring ships and other watercraft. Smaller brokers, who understand that it goes much further and, amongst others, includes cargo by road