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As the excitement of heading off for some much needed R&R sets in, take some time out from the shopping, travel arrangements and last minute work wrap-ups to secure your home, assets and loved ones before you head off for the holidays.  Criminals never take a break, usually targeting the…
By Sarah McKenzie, Nick Alp, Vlad Movshovich and Trevor Versfeld - Partners at Webber Wentzel In July 2018, Webber Wentzel published an e-alert setting out key changes to South African investment laws. The e-alert highlighted that as a result of a review of its investment laws, the South African government has terminated several Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs)…
Monday, 09 December 2019 09:00

4 Mistakes To Avoid When Creating Your Will

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Author: Stella Pickard, CEO Quickwill  Cape Town – For most of us, even the thought of creating a Will is tedious and somewhat grim. It’s forgivable (who wants to think about dying?), yet a Will is a critical financial planning tool that has major consequences for your family and loved…
Thursday, 05 December 2019 08:24

Durban Kids Launch Their Own Online Store

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Siblings Gianna, Kenley and Danica McIntosh aren’t your average kids – they just launched Kidpreneurs, a handmade Bath Bomb business at 8,6 and 5 years old. These Durban kids were born in the Middle East and arrived in South Africa in 2015, and are groomed for business by the parents. After a…
NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE: South African Immigration Handbook and Body of Knowledge The South African Immigration Handbook, which started out as Training Manual, has now been published, will be updated weekly and will be available from 1 Feb 2020 as a subscription and inquiry service. Apart from having access to up-to-date Legal…
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 10:18

South African Immigration Review of 2019

Global Migration Group—Final Newsletter for 2019 2019 has been an eventful year in the Immigration space in South Africa. There have been a minor law changes, a change of Minister after the May Elections and a number of issues which required litigation to be settled and clarified.  2020 will also…
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 08:21

Engen and Clicks partner in a winning loyalty formula

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Engen and Clicks have announced an exciting new partnership which rewards motorists every time they fill up and swipe their Clicks ClubCard at participating Engen service stations nationwide. This partnership brings Engen, South Africa’s favourite petrol station brand*, and Clicks ClubCard, the country’s leading retail loyalty programme** together in a boon for motorists. “This winning formula…
Rapidly growing creative company scoops Large Advertising Agency of the Year and Partnership of the Year, while its creative chief Neo Mashigo is crowned Industry Leader of the Year Multiple-award winning creative agency M&C Saatchi Abel enjoyed a stellar performance at the 2019 Financial Mail AdFocus Awards, walking away with…
GENRIC Insurance Company has launched SafeHomes, a homeowners insurance solution backed by technology that is singularly focused on enabling brokers to meet the evolving demands of their clients in a world increasingly reliant on the internet of things (IoT).   GENRIC’s SafeHomes insurance solution is underpinned by a tech platform that makes onboarding of new…
Fintech start-up reimagines the ultimate grudge purchase to deliver tangible financial returns for insured consumers  For most consumers, motor and household insurance is the ultimate grudge purchase.  It’s that one thing that you must have because things can and do go wrong unexpectedly – and when they do, the financial…
Nine out of every 10 insured consumers claim less than they will ever pay in short-term insurance premiums.  It means that up to 90% of the insured pool (and non-claimants) subsidise 10% of multi-claimants. Non-claimants do not receive any return on investment since their hard-earned cash goes to subsidise multi-claimants…
Alicia Goosen has been appointed Chief Broking Officer of Aon South Africa, effective 1 December 2019.     Alicia’s appointment as Aon’s Chief Broking Officer follows years of outstanding performance underscored by Alicia’s thorough understanding of the insurance sector and carrier market. Prior to her promotion to the role of Chief Broking…

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