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Having a whale of a time

Having a whale of a time I walked into a pub last night. There were two burly girls drinking at the counter. I noticed that they had strange accents so I asked them: “Hi, are you two girls from Scotland?” One of them screamed at me: “It’s Wales you idiot, Wales!” So I immediately apologized […]

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Income – consider the risk/return trade-off

Investors looking for income should consider the risk/return trade-off. All investments aim to generate a return, but there is a corresponding level of risk that impacts the return. Many investors rely on being able to draw an income from their capital lump sum, whether immediately or for a potential future income. John Kinsley, MD of […]

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RE Deadline Approaching Fast

There are little over 5 weeks left before the deadline for writing the exams. It appears that many people who have recently registered opted for the last few weeks. There are mainly two reasons for this: 1. They want to make sure that they have enough time to prepare 2. They want to ensure a […]

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Who should "Front" the onslaught?

The tight five chosen to represent South Africa against England in next month’s three-test series will play a major role in the outcome of the series. Starving the English of possession will nullify their supposed advantage in terms of speed at the back. I read last week that you first select your tighthead, and then […]

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Slow down you move to fast

A London lawyer runs a stop sign and gets pulled over by a Glasgow copper. He thinks that he is smarter than the cop because he is a lawyer from LONDON and is certain that he has a better education then any Jock cop. He decides to prove this to himself and have some fun […]

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FSB Directive on Outsourcing of Business

The purpose of this directive is to “…direct long-term and short-term insurers (‘insurers’) to comply with the requirements set out in this Directive when outsourcing an aspect of their long-term and short-term insurance business (‘insurance business’) to another person.” The Directive sets out the general and overarching requirements that an insurer must comply with when […]

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RE 3 and 4 Preparation Guides

As indicated above, those Key Individuals who need to write these exams now have preparation guides specifically aimed at helping them prepare correctly. Please click here to download the NEW guide for RE4, and the Amended Guide for RE 3. Please note the following excerpt from the disclaimer: The material in the Preparation guide is […]

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An Exam by any other Name

In answer to Shakespeare’s question “What’s in a name?” I have to say: “A heck of a lot” when talking about the regulatory exams. I sometimes wonder whether re-naming the different regulatory exams would not be a good idea. Using military ranks like troepie and korporaal, rather than Rep and KI, would make a lot […]

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Burger oorlog in Bloem!

Super 15 Line-up for the weekend Highlanders/Bulls in Dunedin My colleague and ardent Bulls fan (is there any other type?) says he is quite happy with what his team has achieved so far. Even if they score no more points on tour, he regards it as mission accomplished. This weekend’s clash against a formidable Kiwi […]

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Identifying yourself Correctly

The professional nature of the regulatory examinations requires one to be officially identified at the venue before writing. There are three recognised documents which can be used: Your green bar-coded ID document, your driver’s licence or a valid passport. Failure to produce such a document will result in you being refused permission to write the […]

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