Yearly Archives: 2015

Reflections on the implementation of the Play-with-a-Purpose mentorship programme

Introduction Play-with-a-purpose (PAWP) is an early childhood development programme developed to impact South African and international early learning centres. This article records what has been observed in the 86 early education centres Play-with-a-purpose mentors and quality assures through a non-profit training programme. It touches on the challenges faced by early childhood sector from from governmental Read more »

New Appointment: Bianca Palmer – Operational Finance Accountant

Bianca, a partly qualified Chartered Accountant, completed her SAICA articles with Ernst & Young where she specialised in financial services audits. Upon the completion of her articles, Bianca joined Telesure as a Business Process Analyst servicing the Legal and Claims department. Given her insight and experience of the industry, Bianca was recently appointed Operational Finance Read more »

New Appointment: Mbali Mehlomakhulu – Client Servicing and Operations

Mbali holds a short term insurance certificate. Beginning her career in the financial services industry at Constantia Insurance Company in a learnership role, progressing from office administration to claims administration. Mbali joins Centriq Insurance as client servicing and operations whilst working towards completing her insurance studies in risk management through UNISA. Published In February 2016 Read more »


Centriq Insurance is proud to announce that the company have been awarded a Silver Achiever Award in the 2015 Deloitte Best Company to Work for Survey. “The award recognizes the positive sentiment of our employees, rewarding their commitment to making Centriq a great place to work for,” explains Centriq CEO, Gareth Beaver, who is proud Read more »

CSI should improve the lives of communities for years to comes

By Caryn Talmage, PR & Brand. We believe that Corporate Social Investment plays a fundamental role in all business and industries alike; especially when reasonably profitable business has access to ability, resources in people and capital to make a difference to those  who don’t necessarily have the means and capability to. There will always be Read more »

A tale of two private medical aid members…

By Michael Settas, Managing Director of Xelus Specialised Insurance Solutions Why the regulation of South Africa’s R120 billion a year private healthcare industry is in need of drastic overhaul. Alice is a self-employed accounting professional in her early forties who lives in a leafy suburban apartment, along with her 8 year-old daughter, Tamsin. Tamsin has Read more »

Specialist niche insurers take the battle to SA’s truck hijackers

By Wayne Phillips, CEO of Arrow Underwriting Managers Since the first truck hi-jacking was recorded in South Africa (round 1989) it has become a multi-billion rand business. The latest crime statistics show a 29.1% surge (up by 288 trucks) in truck-hijackings for the 2014/15 period. Truck-hijackings tend to increase during tough economic times. For example, Read more »

The industry of the future will be built today

Commentary by Lesedi Letwaba, Executive: Regulation and Compliance How the world has changed. There is a maxim in martial arts which says that the student will become the master, and the master will become the student. This shows the continuous cycle of the changing dynamics of the art. In a sense we have seen this Read more »

Keep doing the right things ‘right’

During 2015 we have witnessed and experienced some of the anticipated market consolidation that has surely resulted in a more sanitised underwriting pricing cycle. This has in turn reflected in the overall better underwriting margins that short term insurers have reported thus far this year. More choice for insurance consumers We have also see an Read more »

KEU’s standing ovation

Very proud to announce that one of our UMA’s, namely KEU Underwriting Managers (Pty) Ltd  in Johannesburg has been awarded a Diamond Arrow Award by PMR in the category of EVENT LIABILITY. In terms of market research and conducted by PMR across a universe of short term broker firms and short term insurance companies in Read more »