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Judges for insurance journalism awards announced

Judges for the Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2018 announced...

3 days ago

Meet Africa's startup stars

Meet the startups pitching at Seedstars Africa, 12 - 14 December 2017, in Maputo, Mozambique...

20 Nov 2017

Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2018 launches

Continental Reinsurance invites entries for its third Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2018...

14 Nov 2017

Can index insurance make African farmers climate-resilient?

Index insurance is being promoted as a solution to protect climate affected smallholder farmers in Africa. This type of microinsurance is slowly gaining ground as a way of compensating farmers for...

By Wambi Michael 25 Oct 2017

African insurance market ripe for digitalisation

Insurance customers have new expectations, thanks to digitalisation.

25 Jul 2017

Nefrids Africa wins Seedstars Tanzania round

Nefrids Africa has won the Tanzania round of Seedstars World and will represent Tanzania at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to $1m in equity investments and other prizes...

25 Jul 2017

Tabech wins Seedstars Mozambique round

Mobile insurance startup Tabech has been selected as the winner of the Mozambique round of Seedstars World for its Móvelcare product. It was also announced that the annual Seedstars Africa Regional Summit will take place in Mozambique...

22 Jun 2017

Hollard partners with Cigna

Insurer Hollard planned "significant acquisitions" on the continent in the next few years...

20 Jun 2017

Cape fires, storms may cost insurers R4bn

Losses caused by Western Cape fires and storms could cost the insurance industry in excess of R3bn to R4bn...

12 Jun 2017

Insurance vital, but no magic bullet to fight drought in Africa

More developing countries urgently need insurance to cushion their farmers against weather extremes that can worsen poverty, but it is no magic bullet to ward off the escalating impacts of climate change, experts say...

By Alex Whiting 10 Mar 2017

Making complaints work for your business

No matter how brilliant your business is, at some stage someone is going to complain. It's how you deal with it that counts...

16 Nov 2016

Africa's growing middle class opens doors for health insurance industry

Figures indicate that Africa's middle class has more than tripled over the past 30 years. This trend, bodes well for the health insurance industry...

8 Nov 2016

MTN partnership launches micro insurance solutions for Africa

The MTN Group and MMI Holdings have announced a strategic partnership with a strong focus on delivering micro insurance solutions across Africa...

8 Sep 2016

The future of underwriting: Innovation and Africa

To survive, the insurance industry needs to become much more innovative and Africa is the future for growth, particularly in the energy sector...

By Nicci Botha 4 Aug 2016

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International

BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit from London to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy.

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2017

Strengthening of trade, investment ties at Africa ASEAN Business Expo

A delegation from South Africa's Black Business Council recently held talks in Johannesburg with business leaders from Singapore and Malaysia on potential investment and bilateral trade.

16 Nov 2017

How fintech is breaking down barriers in the EU

When thinking about financial technologies, it is natural to assume the term stands for recent developments. Fintech, however, is not a newcomer, but has been a column of the financial industry for the past 60 years or so.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 Nov 2017

WeChat Pay arrives in Paris department stores

PARIS - Chinese tourists visiting Paris are now able to pay for their purchases in two of the city's famous department stores with their smartphones, thanks the adoption of the payment app of the popular Chinese social media network, WeChat.

9 Nov 2017

Redefine Properties to buy 25% stake in another Polish retail portfolio

Redefine Properties, the second largest SA-based property group, is due to expand its offshore property platform with another foray into Eastern Europe. It will acquire a 25% stake in a €1bn retail portfolio of 28 well-established assets in Poland.

By Alistair Anderson 7 Nov 2017

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