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12 May 2021

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The South African government and ruling party’s frequent promises to stamp out corruption and carry the country to new levels of economic prosperity are sounding increasingly hollow.

Yes, there have been some hesitant actions from Luthuli House, which continues to entertain the public with its countless ‘suspend or not’ debates and ridiculous imposition of deadlines to effect the simplest of disciplinary steps. But the corrupt are so entrenched, and their practices so pervasive, that small victories on the fringes cannot stop the ooze from spreading.

This writer is still wrestling with how the country’s soon-to-be notorious power ships deal was even considered in the context of an environmental, social and governance (ESG) world.

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We have watched with interest as each of the country’s large life insurers report their 2021 life claims statistics, with soaring claims and claims values. That got us thinking: how do the big life insurers compare against one another, from an IFA perspective?

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An insurer is an insurer is an insurer
All are excellent: would not deal with them otherwise
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