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Five flags to plan your future by … with thanks to scenario planner, Clem Sunter

Each New Year presents opportunities for you to reflect on your life and work situation and write down goals and objectives for the coming year or years; but it can prove challenging to do so in times of uncertainty. Circa 2022 the world faces innumerable problems, not least of which climate change, pandemic and political tensions between China and Russia on the one hand, and Western-styled democracies on the other. Pandemic has been particularly disruptive, with all of us seeking out workarounds for lockdown restrictions and adapting to the consequent work-from-home trend. You should pay close attention to global developments because South Africa’s future is inextricably linked with that of the rest of the world.

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Straight Talk
Pay attention to the risk environment, or live to regret it

A thorough understanding of the global risk environment is necessary for firms operating in today’s competitive marketplace. Even small and mid-size, domestically-focused firms can get a jump on competitors by staying up to date on the dominant themes keeping the leadership teams at global multinational corporations up at night. The Global Risks Report 2022 (GRR), published annually by the World Economic Forum (WEF), offers a comprehensive assessment of prevailing risk sentiment. This year’s report was compiled with assistance from Marsh McLennan, SK Group and Zurich Insurance Group.

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Riot insurance cover to soar by up to 1736%

The cost of insuring a heavy commercial vehicle (HCV) against loss or damage due to civil commotion, riots, strikes and terrorism could soar by as much as 1736% as South Africa’s special risks insurer sets about rebuilding its balance sheet after a horrific 2021. This according to Sasria SOC Limited’s 2022 rate renewal schedule, which is likely to go ahead from 1 February 2022 with minimal changes to those published early this year.

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New proposals to amend PPRs have major impact
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Disability claims aggregation
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