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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 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
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

Brooks Mparutsa, executive director of Hollard's international business.
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
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

Stephen Morrison/AusAID via
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
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
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

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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
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

Call to enter pan-African reinsurance Journalism Awards
Call to enter pan-African reinsurance Journalism Awards

Journalists from across Africa have until 29 February 2016 to submit their entries for the inaugural pan-African reinsurance Journalism Awards...

5 Feb 2016

Shine a light on the gaps
Shine a light on the gaps

Agriculture forms the backbone of African economies. A majority of the continent's farmers earn their living on small plots of less than two hectares...

By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Janeen Madan 21 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] African mega-projects: opportunities and challenges for specialist insurers
[BizTrends 2016] African mega-projects: opportunities and challenges for specialist insurers

Infrastructure development is booming across Africa, due in no small part to significant economic growth and foreign direct investment. Mega-infrastructure projects have massive price tags...

By Karl Bishop 18 Jan 2016

Dubai, a gateway for trade into Africa
Dubai, a gateway for trade into Africa

The Dubai International Financial Centre has pledged to support Africa's growing financial community by providing increased access to international trade and investment...

Issued by Link Media & Public Relations 18 Nov 2015

Santam introduces seamless insurance solution to Mozambique
Santam introduces seamless insurance solution to Mozambique

Santam Specialist Business has launched a seamless insurance solution which offers comprehensive risk protection for mega-projects across Africa...

16 Oct 2015

African insurers must innovate to attract digital consumers
African insurers must innovate to attract digital consumers

Insurers who are able to innovate when it comes to the design and delivery of products and services will not only be fostering greater loyalty amongst their consumers, but they will also be helping to change...

14 Jul 2015

Killing two birds with one stone
Killing two birds with one stone

In securing the Above the Line (ATL) business of a client in Africa, and a major local client, Switch has a launched itself squarely into the advertising space...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 Jul 2015

First pan-African Reinsurance Journalism Awards launched
First pan-African Reinsurance Journalism Awards launched

Journalists from every African country across the continent are invited to participate in the Continental Reinsurance Journalism Awards...

10 Apr 2015

Should African insurers review their mobile strategies?
Should African insurers review their mobile strategies?

Developing customer-facing mobile applications remains the third most important technology priority for insurers. Rhys Collins, Head of African Operations for SSP, says in Africa this would be second or first...

26 Jun 2014

Sanlam revamps Financial Journalism Awards
Sanlam revamps Financial Journalism Awards

The Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism, which have opened for entries, have grouped next year's awards into platform neutral, platform specific and special awards.

9 Dec 2013

Lack of ICT infrastructure holds insurance market back
Lack of ICT infrastructure holds insurance market back

African insurers are advised to address the looming technology challenge that is holding the African insurance market back.

26 Nov 2013

Open for business
Open for business

A Bizcommunity Press Office has become the obvious means by which to constructively steer what you want people to know, think and perceive about your company in the public realm.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 11 Sep 2013

Strong growth of African banking sector
Strong growth of African banking sector

Banking systems across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have grown and strengthened significantly over the past decade and favourable macroeconomic‚ regulatory and financial trends indicate that further improvements lie ahead‚ Moody's Investors Service says in a new special comment published on Wednesday (19 June).

20 Jun 2013

If you're content, we're content
If you're content, we're content

"Content" is currently on everybody's lips, with everyone from the existing media to brand owners and individuals being encouraged to become content providers. Bizcommunity has been ahead of the content curve for over a decade.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Mar 2013

Bigger is better says motor industry
Bigger is better says motor industry

Growing affluence in emerging markets is good news for manufacturers of gas-guzzling vehicles.

11 Mar 2013

Pirates seize French tanker off Abidjan

ABIDJAN COTE D'IVOIRE: A French tanker has been hijacked by pirates off Ivory Coast, port authority officials in the economic capital Abidjan confirmed on Monday (4 February).

5 Feb 2013

Tanker seized in seas off Abidjan

ABIDJAN, COTE D'IVOIRE - Pirates seized a Panama-flagged oil tanker which was anchored in the Ivory Coast's economic capital of Abidjan, authorities said on Monday (21 January).

22 Jan 2013

Johan Botes
Top 10 New Year's resolutions for employers

Here are some resolutions for 2013 for you that you, as an employer, may well find useful. Get them right now - and avoid any unpleasant surprises during the year.

By Johan Botes 31 Dec 2012

Duncan McLeod
Kenyan gov't embraces open source

TechCentral wraps up the major technology news from around the African continent.

By Duncan McLeod: @mcleodd 10 Sep 2012

Bharti Airtel to distribute Sanlam insurance products
Bharti Airtel to distribute Sanlam insurance products

Bharti Airtel has partnered with South African financial services group, Sanlam, for the distribution of insurance and health funding products across seven African countries.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 5 Sep 2012

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