Helping SA thrive in drought ?>

Helping SA thrive in drought

A man collects water from an outlet pipe in Newlands, Cape Town where a severe drought has gripped the city. Picture: Courtney Africa/ANA RAINFALL in South Africa is naturally highly variable with total amount of precipitation very different between years and across the country. Total annual rainfall in southern Africa doesn’t seem to have changed much over the past century since measurements began. But it has become more variable: droughts and floods are more frequent than before. The region’s urban…

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Mixed responses to bullying in home insurance policies ?>

Mixed responses to bullying in home insurance policies

Home insurance can cover parents of alleged bullies who are sued by their victims, but policy wordings vary from insurer to insurer, a lawyer told claims professionals Tuesday. Cyber bullying encompasses many activities, including defamation, promoting hatred against people and uploading intimate photos to the Internet, Miller Thomson partner Patricia Forte said during the 51st annual joint conference of the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association and the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association. Children…

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Home is where the START is… ?>

Home is where the START is…

In an ideal world, the perfect job would allow you to choose how much you’re paid; provide flexible working hours, enable online meetings and, of course, never require you to sit in traffic. Seem far-fetched? Not quite… If you choose to work in the comfort of your own home, running your own business. Many well-known companies started at home. Because, let’s face it, when you’re still starting out, you can’t afford a hefty rent bill… You try to save costs…

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When drone damage could trigger a home insurance claim ?>

When drone damage could trigger a home insurance claim

When consumers fly unmanned aerial vehicles as a hobby, will their home insurance policies cover them for any lawsuits arising from property damage or personal injury caused by the drones? For the most part, aircraft is excluded in the wording of home insurance policies, Christina Polano, partner with Thomas Gold Pettingill, suggested to the 51st annual joint conference of the Ontario chapters of the Canadian Insurance Claims Managers Association (CICMA) and the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association (CIAA). She said she…

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Hannover Re beats Group net income guidance for 2017 ?>

Hannover Re beats Group net income guidance for 2017

Hannover: As part of its reporting on the outcome of the treaty renewals in property and casualty reinsurance as at 1 January 2018, Hannover Re also releases an update on its guidance for the 2017 financial year. All in all, the renewal season passed off successfully for Hannover Re. Against the backdrop of an improved general environment, the premium volume in traditional property and casualty reinsurance, i.e. excluding facultative reinsurance, ILS business and structured reinsurance, was boosted by 12.7%. Based…

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Apprentices’ delve into the SME market ?>

Apprentices’ delve into the SME market

Task two of The Insurance Apprentice 2018 sees the apprentices put on their thinking caps as they are faced with a completely different task. Task two #SMEspecialistriskcover Episode two, task two, sponsored by Sasria SOC Limited, shines a spotlight on the apprentices as they are faced with the challenging task of developing a specialist risk cover for the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) space. The judges for this task was Simon Colman, Executive Head: Digital Distribution at SHA Specialist…

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Fine-tune your business continuity management plan for 2018 ?>

Fine-tune your business continuity management plan for 2018

Heading into 2018, ContinuitySA is advising organisations to take the opportunity to recalibrate their business continuity management and resilience plans in line with the causes of actual disasters in 2017. “A new year is traditionally seen as a good time to take stock and set goals. This one began with the reporting of two serious new computer vulnerabilities, Spectre and Meltdown, a timely reminder to ensure we understand our risks, and that plans are in place to recover from any…

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The month of LOVE !! ?>

The month of LOVE !!

For centuries, the greatest thinkers have suggested the same thing: Happiness is found in helping others.  Giving is a powerful pathway to personal growth and lasting happiness. For it is in GIVING that we receive – Saint Frances of Assissi. The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity – Leo Tolstoy. We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give – Winston Churchill During this month of Love, everyone at Landmark thought…

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Driving during work hours ?>

Driving during work hours

How employees get to work can have an enormous impact on their work and life balance, making it vital for businesses to create policies and procedures and ensure staff understand their rights. Did you know that some car insurance providers do not provide cover for journeys during hours of work? Therefore, if you are involved in an accident during the day, you may have to cough up for the costs yourself. Rights around travelling to work are usually outlined in…

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To Insure or Not to Insure ?>

To Insure or Not to Insure

Can you afford not to insure your business or personal property? The catastrophic losses we experience in South Africa; the wild fires, storms, hail, and floods necessitate that we are insured.  The accidents on our roads during the festive period could result in your vehicle being damaged or written off, or even worse a loss of life.  Your property or house could be burgled and your contents stolen. Old Mutual Insure estimates that the fires that occurred in the Western…

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