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Draft proposals for managing IT risks

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) and the Prudential Authority (PA), published a draft Joint Standard on Information technology risk management for public consultation. The main objective of the Joint Standard is to prescribe the requirements that a financial institution must comply with in relation to information technology risk management. The draft Joint Standard is […]

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qualifications

List of recognised qualifications updated

The formal “Lists of Qualifications Recognised for Financial Services Providers, Key Individuals and Representatives, 2021” came into operation on 31 May 2021. This replaces its namesake for 2020. The list contains approved qualifications for Categories I, II, IIA and III. It is important to bear in mind that all qualifications are subject to approval, and […]

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Condonation of late application for reconsideration of debarment

The recently updated Financial Services Tribunal Consolidated Rules contain the following stipulations regarding time frames: An application for reconsideration must be made: if the applicant requested reasons in terms of section 229 of the Act, within 30 days after the statement of reasons was given to the applicant or in all other cases, within 60 days […]

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The strengthening Rand and investing overseas

If, like me, you watched in amazement as the local currency kept getting stronger against the Dollar and Euro, you might want to read the views expressed in a MoneyMarketing article on Friday. Dave Mohr and Izak Odendaal, two Old Mutual  Wealth investment strategists, take us on a global tour, provide a brief lecture on […]

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Health tools and services

South Africa appears to be well on track with its development of health-related apps which help clients avoid the costly, and often dangerous visits to their GPs and hospitals. Elsewhere in the world, the same thing is happening. In an article titled “Big Tech becomes Big Health”, Wunderman Thompson Intelligence notes that new health ventures […]

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Tribunal publishes guidelines for reconsideration appeals

There can be little doubt that the Financial Sector Tribunal has made a huge difference in the industry as far as bringing legal certainty in an environment where the small guys and girls often had to face the wrath of employers, regulators and dispute resolution forums alone. As the Tribunal is an institution operating in […]

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