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Electricity and healthcare: lessons entering and exiting SA’s dual crises

As this writer slumped over his keyboard trying to conjure up a topic for his fortnightly opinion piece, the President signed the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill into law. Hurrah; but not hurrah. Your writer’s immediate thought was to dash out a few thousand words on why the policy is destined to fail, spiced up with links to the countless warnings published under his by-line over the years. But why bother? It is what it is.

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Straight Talk
Election uncertainty, a double threat to South Africa Inc and you, the people

South Africa’s 29 May 2024 National Election promises a complicated and hard-to-understand three-ballot election process containing hundreds of difficult to navigate small-print names and logos, and little else. Voters will be asked to place one-cross-only on each of a national ballot, a provincial ballot and a regional ballot.

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Brokers urged to get their CPD ‘house’ in order

The rules setting out what brokers and financial advisers need to do to meet their annual Continuous Professional Development (CPD) obligations have been known for years, yet FAnews still fields the occasional strange question from readers wanting to know what they may and may not do. The most recent query centres on the mix of CPD-related activities that intermediaries should strive for, and the duties of their compliance officers to inform them of same.

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Mentoring… are we getting it right?
Mentoring… are we getting it right?

As we strive to continually grow and improve our industry, the development and preparation of our future leaders is paramount. Are senior people taking their mentoring role serious enough? Are we having enough of the right conversations in this space?

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Broker Insights on Gap Cover… take the survey
Broker Insights on Gap Cover… take the survey

The Gap Cover market.... share your observations on the current trends and broker concerns. This survey will take just a few minutes of your time, and your responses will contribute to a deeper understanding of this dynamic sector.

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Using cellphones while driving has become a disastrous trend
Using cellphones while driving has become a disastrous trend

Using cellphones while driving has become a disastrous trend, significantly increasing the risk of crashes and fatalities on the roads. As a short-term broker, do you ever talk to or address this in any way with your clients? Let's delve into the topic. A

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