PAIA Manual Deadline Looming

The Promotion of Access to Information Act 2000 requires all public and private bodies to compile manuals that must contain information which is to be made available in certain circumstances. A copy of the manual must be filed with the Commission for Human Rights. The date by which all private bodies are required to compile […]

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UK exam and bulk registrations

New UK exam date Our next UK exam is scheduled for 17 March 2016. For more information contact Marietjie at REs in Mauritius We received several enquiries from candidates resident in Mauritius regarding the possibility of writing the exams there. We are quite happy to do so, provided we have a minimum of 15 to 20 […]

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Clarity on Prescribed Medical Benefits

An important ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) brought clarity on the rights of medical schemes in terms of their rules versus what the Medical Schemes Act prescribes. Legalbrief Today reports: The case centred on the legal interpretation of prescribed minimum benefits, which refers to 26 chronic conditions and 270 diseases that have […]

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Compliance Officer Obligation

I was reading through an earlier Ombud determination when I came across the following: Third respondent goes on to state that the Second respondent met with the clients personally to re-allocate the clients’ portfolio due to the concerns that they had over the market. At that stage, the resources sector was the only one providing […]

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Cometh the Hour cometh the man

Test Cricket is the Loser The farce that is called test cricket in India, as we are currently experiencing it, will yet be the death knell of the game purists love. All countries prepare pitches that suit their teams best, but reducing tests to three day slaughters will not only diminish the parry and thrust […]

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Do your RDR plans begin with your clients?

As the implementation of RDR draws closer, financial advisers around South Africa are putting a great deal of thought and effort into their plans to adapt to the new requirements. There are ongoing debates around issues such as the classifications of advisers, remuneration models and the cost of compliance. However, a recent study by PwC […]

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Professionalising Financial Advice

The Minister of Finance intends introducing the Insurance Bill, 2015 in the National Assembly shortly. The Bill seeks to promote the maintenance of a fair, safe and stable insurance market by establishing a legal framework for insurers and insurance groups that: facilitates the monitoring and preserving of the safety and soundness of insurers; enhances the […]

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Succession planning for coaches

While we await the outcome of the meeting where Heyneke Meyer’s future as coach of the Springboks will be decided, it is interesting to note the career path of Steve Hansen. The information below appears on Wikipedia. Hansen began his coaching career with the Canterbury provincial rugby union team from 1996 to 2001. During his […]

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