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Companies / 24-11-23 / Tau kaVodloza

Mitigating corporate risk of widespread software dependency

Escrowsure's Executive Risk Consultant, Guy Krige unpacks more detail on the crucial role of escrow when it comes to the repercussions of software supplier insolvency, supplier breaches of license obligations, or the acquisition of a software…

Companies / 27-10-23 / Tau kaVodloza

BlackRock Study: Global insurers adapting to the new market regime

“This year’s Global Insurance Report comes in the second post-Covid year, amid five structural mega forces affecting the macro-outlook: the aging population; the transition to a low-carbon economy; global fragmentation; the changing roles of…

Companies / 17-10-23 / Tommy Jackson

FSCA announces winners of the 2023 Financial Literacy Speech Competition

“The significance of this competition extends beyond the numbers, it's about fostering financial resilience in South African households,” says FSCA Deputy Commissioner, Astrid Ludin.

Companies / 11-10-23 / Tau kaVodloza

PSG Financial Services’ interim earnings up 21% despite economic headwinds

"The group's success is testament to our advice-led business model and robust network of advisers, which continues to expand and provide excellent client service, which, in turn, has generated  outstanding value for our shareholders," says Francois…

Companies / 06-10-23 / Vis Govender

Vis Govender | Trends shaping financial inclusion in SA's insurance industry

"The journey toward financial inclusion in various sectors, especially insurance, remains in its nascent stages in many regions of South Africa. The insurance industry, in particular, grapples with limited access to insurance products, notably…

Companies / 02-10-23 / Chris Smit

Sanlam's new fintech cluster to fast track financial access for all Africans

"At the heart of Sanlam Fintech is the convergence of a single ecosystem that incorporates financial guidance, rewards, non-intermediated product offerings and seamless payment capabilities to deliver the integrated digital experience that today's…

Companies / 29-09-23 / Chris Smit

The FSCA welcomes the Tribunal decision on Mr Markus Jooste

The FSCA says it has welcomed the Financial Services Tribunal (the Tribunal)’s decision to dismiss Mr Markus Jooste, former CEO of Steinhoff International Holdings N.V.’s application to have the revised penalty imposed on him by the FSCA reconsidered.

Companies / 01-09-23 / Shelly Nxumalo

Gearing up for success: Three practical ways to make your small business bloom this spring

“Now is the perfect time to take stock – on every level, to regroup, review your performance and adjust your positioning in the marketplace in line with industry trends. While it has certainly been a tough year for many small businesses, spring…

Companies / 31-08-23 / Michelle Geraghty

Achieving succession planning success: The importance of a holistic succession strategy

"Regrettably, even when the need to identify a successor becomes clear, many business owners treat their succession planning as little more than a checkbox exercise, rather than an integral part of the business's growth and risk management strategies…

Companies / 25-08-23 / Staff Writer,Chris Smit

Cyber Extortion: A rising threat in the digital age

"Cyber extortionists come with many faces but the same harmful intent," warns Nolwazi Nzama, Deputy Chief Risk Officer at African Bank. "Whether it's through ransomware, DDoS threats, sextortion, or data breach threats, the goal is to exploit…

Companies / 17-08-23 / Shelly Nxumalo

Survey: Loadshedding thwarts SME business confidence

"The energy crisis has put a damper on South Africa’s post-pandemic road to recovery, and by extension, the growth horizons of many small businesses," says David Morobe, Executive General Manager for Impact Investing at Business Partners Limited.

Companies / 08-08-23 / Sisanda Ndlovu

BHF takes Council for Medical Schemes and Minister of Health to court

"The legal battle against the Council for Medical Schemes and Minister of Health not only highlights their failure to comply with the court's order, but also raises concerns about transparency and accountability within the healthcare system,"…

Companies / 21-07-23 / Tommy Jackson

SA businesses demonstrate resilience in Q1 2023 – Experian Report

"Three months ago, one had been contemplating an economic scenario of substantial decline due to a significant intensification of load-shedding through Q1.  However, the impact was not quite as severe as had been perceived," says Jaco van Jaarsveldt,…

Companies / 21-07-23 / Sisanda Ndlovu

SaferStops Association launches bold response to driver safety and wellness

"Our investigation of truck stops along principal routes revealed widespread shortcomings in catering to the enduring physical and emotional well-being of drivers  - irrespective of their gender. We also identified a pattern linking a multitude…