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Indwe announces shareholder and business changes

Santam, South Africa’s largest non-life insurer has increased its stake in Indwe Broker Holdings by acquiring the shareholding from African Rainbow Capital and Sanlam. This transaction makes Indwe a wholly owned subsidiary of Santam and includes Indwe Risk Services, the personal and commercial arm of Indwe as well as Indwe BlueStar, the financial services arm […]

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The importance of diagnostic testing in improving patient care

The dangers of diagnostic error are obvious for both doctors and their patients, yet more needs to be done in the South African context for a more patient-centred approach in healthcare to emerge. Diagnostic error is a major problem for healthcare globally, both in common and rare diseases. It’s estimated that most people will experience […]

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Hit a pothole? This is what you need to do

It’s dusk and you’re still in your car driving to your destination. You don’t know the road and it’s getting dark. Before you have time to stop or swerve, you hit a pothole so hard you feel your teeth rattling. Even though you were paying attention and driving slowly, you may have caused damage to […]

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Who’s liable if the COVID vaccine goes wrong?

No vaccine, including the COVID-19 vaccine, is 100% safe, although most reported side effects are minor, such as swelling at the injection site, soreness, lethargy or a slight fever. However, when serious side effects and even death occur, who is liable? Here’s what medical professionals need to know. South Africa lags behind most developed nations […]

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2022 and beyond: Where to now as an intermediary?

We are moving into the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Life as we know it has changed. Well, what happens when only the fifth or sixth wave signal the end of this particular pandemic? Will life go back to the way it was? We shall only know the answer when that happens.  The general […]