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Debarment – 3 critical steps to comply

The FSCA’s Guidance Notice 1 of 2019 clarifies the requirements for debarment as described in Section 14(3) of the FAIS Act with which an FSP must comply when debarring a person. It is important that these requirements should be contained in an FSP’s policies and procedures governing its debarment process. The Guidance Notice shares the […]

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Artificial Intelligence – Friend or foe?

The world of technology has evolved over the last few years. First, we watched movies on television, now we stream in via the internet. In the same way, we are increasingly adapting to Artificial Intelligence (AI). But what is AI? According to tech dictionaries, AI refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines that […]

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Continuous Professional Development – An ongoing oblig …

The recently published FSCA guidance note makes it very clear that the days of “tick a box” compliance is over: It will be extremely difficult to comply with the general competence requirements without having proper policies, procedures, processes, systems and record keeping mechanisms in place. This is fundamental for continuous compliance with the competence requirements. […]

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How social media played a key role in the #Knysnafires

Social media is becoming an increasingly important dynamic in disaster response; one that the authorities must engage with in order to remain current. This is particularly important given the potential for both intentional and unintentional misinformation. This was one of the key points of the independent disaster report that was released by Santam last Thursday. […]

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CPD – Moonstone newsletters approved for CPD hours

The Fit and Proper Determination requires that certain individuals obtain a specified number of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) hours within an annual 12-month cycle between 1 June and 31 May of a specific year. The FSCA recently extended this year’s deadline to 31 July 2019. For those that are still looking for an hour or […]

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