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Knysna Fires of 2017 – How to minimise the risk and learn from the disaster

On 7 June 2017, Knysna and the Eden district municipal area were engulfed by one of the worst wildfire disasters in South Africa’s history. The disaster caused more than R2 billion worth of damage in these areas. Following the disaster, Santam commissioned the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the Research Alliance for Disaster and […]

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Proposed Regulatory Amendments Update

In December 2016, National Treasury (NT) with the support of the Financial Services Board (FSB) published, for public comment, proposed amendments to the Regulations made under the Long-term Insurance Act, 1998 (“LTIA”) and the Short-term Insurance Act, 1998 (“STIA”). This included reforms to the Retail Distribution Review and the draft amendments to the Binder Regulations […]

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FIA Annual Award Winners

We would like to add our congratulations to the following providers who were voted tops in terms of product, relationship and service to the country’s financial advisors and insurance brokers. Short Term Insurer of the Year – Personal Lines: Santam Short Term Insurer of the Year – Commercial: Renasa Short Term Insurer of the Year […]

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Financial Intermediaries Association Awards

The 19th annual FIA Awards reflect the views of intermediaries in terms of how they were treated by product providers under the headings product quality, service quality, relationship quality and overall satisfaction. The 2017 FIA Awards finalists emerged after an extensive survey of the FIA’s membership, conducted by Ask Afrika. “Our challenge to Ask Afrika […]

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Next DOFA deadline looming

30 June 2017 is the so called DOFA date for candidates who are obliged to write and pass the Regulatory Examinations (REs) within the prescribed period. A candidate’s date of first appointment (DOFA) refers to the time a person was first appointed in the industry. This is regarded as the point of departure to determine […]

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Potential June UK Exam Date

30 June 2017 is the so called DOFA date for candidates who are obliged to write and pass the Regulatory Examinations (REs) within the prescribed period. A candidate’s date of first appointment (DOFA) refers to the time a person was first appointed in the industry. This is regarded as the point of departure to determine by when […]

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Regulatory Exam Seats Filling up Fast

As the end of June draws near, availability for seats to write the exams before the DOFA deadline are becoming increasingly scarce. It is not only those who have to write before 30 June. A number of candidates who failed to pass at the first attempt are registering to write again before the deadline. As usual, […]

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10 Digital Trends to watch in 2017

Karlyne Zovitsky writes: It’s that time of the year again – where digital marketers ask ‘what’s next?’ and ‘what’s new’? What trends and tactics should we spend our marketing budget on? And without a doubt, you will find endless articles with various predictions on what to expect and what not to expect. Will Facebook videos […]

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DOFA Deadline Looming

That dreaded date is baring its fangs again. Representatives A representative’s Date of First Appointment (DOFA) determines when he or she has to successfully complete the regulatory exam for representatives RE 5. This means that, if you were appointed between 1 January 2015 and 30 June 2015, you are obliged to pass the RE 5 before 30 June 2017. Past experience shows that […]

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