Author Archive | Janine Geldenhuys


Validity of lapsing of a policy – When does repudiation apply?

An insurer’s obligations concerning the lapsing of a policy was recently the subject of an investigation by the Long-term Ombud, following the repudiation of a claim. “Repudiation involves disputing the validity of a contract and refusing to honour its terms. Repudiation is therefore conduct which shows the clear and explicit intention of the party concerned […]

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Understand Financial Crises and gain 8.5 CPD hours

The ultimate objective of the financial advisor is to help clients prepare for the future using the various financial products available. If the financial advisor can minimise the number of traumatic experiences that inevitably occur in the course of the client’s investment journey, it can lead to a stronger client relationship. This task may sometimes […]

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CMS offers Advanced Trustee Training in partnership with GIBS

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), in partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), has introduced Advanced Trustee training. The training is aimed at medical schemes’ Board of Trustees, principal officers, fund managers and any other scheme personnel who would like to increase their knowledge on the business of medical schemes. According to […]

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How technology is changing the Financial Industry

One of the predictions of 2019 was that digital transformation will be one of the big influences that will be visible in the financial services industry. Forbes predicted that “we will see big changes this coming year, especially for the banking giants, many of which have operated with a legacy-era brick-and-mortar mind-set for hundreds of […]

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Important debt review ruling – Can court release consumer from debt review agreement?

LegalBrief reported yesterday that the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg), in a judgment written by Judge Roland Sutherland, has confirmed similar rulings in the Western Cape, KZN and Limpopo divisions, that the High Court does not have jurisdiction to release consumers from debt review. According to a Business Day report the judgment stems from an application […]

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New National Qualifications Framework Amendment Act – Don’t lie on your CV

Claiming to hold a tertiary qualification that you do not have could come with a jail term of five years in South Africa. The new National Qualifications Framework Amendment Act came into effect recently and aims to prevent South African individuals from misrepresenting their qualifications. Even misrepresenting your qualifications on social media could get you […]

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