03Apr2020

Managing the COVID-19 pandemic with the 5Rs

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Written by Claude Hamman, Head: Specialist Risk Advisory at Indwe A pandemic was identified by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as the 4th (2007) and 5th (2008) most impactful risk facing the world. That was 12 years ago. The impact of this forgotten forecast is that we are now living through it. Clearly we need to look
19Mar2020

The importance of business continuity during a coronavirus shutdown

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Following Sunday evening’s far-reaching presidential address, the reality of dealing with COVID-19 has finally hit home to South Africans. With the country going into a shutdown as travel bans are imposed, schools closed and large gatherings prohibited, businesses across industry sectors face significant disruption. Steyn McDowall, executive director of business and specialist insurance at Indwe
12Mar2020

COVID-19 an insurance minefield

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With reports that more than half of companies around the world do not have an effective business continuity plan in place to combat an infectious disease outbreak like COVID-19 and the virus starting to take a foothold in South Africa, businesses must do more to prepare themselves for the repercussions this could have on operations.
20Feb2020

Real life incidents by RESQ1

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INCIDENT:   Vehicle breakdown in Riviera, Pretoria – roadside protection required   A client contacted the RESQ1 call centre at 01:35 in the morning. He had run out of fuel and his cell phone battery was about to go flat.   The closest team to this particular incident was out on another call, so another
19Feb2020

Load shedding: 10 risks individuals and business owners should know

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With a bleak power generation outlook, and increased demand during the upcoming colder months, it seems that load shedding is here to stay.   South Africans are certainly not out of the woods from potential damages caused by Eskom’s rolling blackouts. Claims are generally made for scenarios like food deterioration and spoiling of refrigerated stock,

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