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January 2016

Can you fully adhere to standards that create more questions than answers?  -13 January 2016
Why retirement is not easy for the rich - 14 January 2016
Bad tricks won't solve advice gap - 18 January 2016
Living up to the mandate of licence to change - Straight Talk - 19 January 2016
The true cost of #FeesMustFall - 21 January 2016
We are on your side - 25 January 2016
Avoiding the economic abyss at all costs - 26 January 2016
Call to post identifies many potential problems - Featured Article - 27 January 2016
The FSB responds to allegations of wrongdoing - 28 January 2016

February 2016

Walk tall despite the perils at your door - 1 February 2016
Steering the innovation ship through foggy waters - 2 February 2016
Are you up for the challenge? - 3 February 2016
Don’t ignore a top contender - 4 February 2016
Employee benefits molded into retirement planning - 8 February 2016
A word from Davos: a revolution is coming - The Stage - 9 February 2016
Rewarding excellence to encourage prosperity - 10 February 2016
A vapour of smoke - Feature Article - 11 February 2016
Davis Tax Committee offers some welcome news  - Straight Talk - 15 February 2016
The ins and outs of retirement post 1 March 2016 - 16 February 2016
Keep calm and advise on - 17 February 2016
Cross your T’s and dot your I’s - 18 February 2016
A bumpy road ahead for Pravin Gordhan - 22 February 2016
Can South Africa become a nation of savers?  - 23 February 2016
Gordhan’s plan - 25 February 2016
Regulatory developments signal major changes for industry - Straight Talk - 29 February 2016

March 2016

Avoiding junk status - 1 March 2016
A year of struggles for the financial sector - 2 March 2016
Confidence mixed as challenges remain - The Stage - 3 March 2016
Business interruption from a global perspective - 7 March 2016
Bespoke distribution - 8 March 2016
Financial planners play a key role - Featured Article - 9 March 2016
One man's loss is another man's gain - 10 March 2016
Complacency is a sword of two edges - 14 March 2016
Challenging the norm  - 15 March 2016
What are the student protests costing the country? - 16 March 2016
Encouraging transparency: Full steam ahead for Phase I of RDR - 17 March 2016
Fit for purpose - 22 March 2016
Little light at the end of the tunnel - 29 March 2016
Will proposed NHI sidetrack medical schemes? - Straight Talk - 30 March 2016
Growth in the current economic environment - The Stage - 31 March 2016

April 2016

The fine line between the law and becoming Big Brother - Featured Article - 4 April 2016
Playing devil’s advocate - Featured Article - 6 April 2016
Advising beyond unforeseen circumstances - 7 April 2016
Cool heads will prevail in a beleaguered economy - Straight Talk - 11 April 2016
Pay the piper and play the tune - The Stage - 12 April 2016
Be careful what you wish for - 13 April 2016
Nescience…the retirement antagonist - 14 April 2016
Are South Africans living well beyond their means? - 18 April 2016
Breaking convention to become growth pioneers - 19 April 2016
Keeping growth in check  - 21 April 2016
The ABCs of regulatory compliance - 25 April 2016
Vulnerability to cyber and its inherent risks - 26 April 2016

May 2016

Putting from the rough as the junk status slide looms - The Stage - 3 May 2016 
A time of great promise and peril - Straight Talk - 4 May 2016
An investment gone wrong - 5 May 2016
Risky business as insurers look to build key relationships - Featured Article - 9 May 2016
Insurance cover dwindles as budget constraints increase - 10 May 2016
The journey towards retirement - 11 May 2016
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link  - 12 May 2016
Prep for change and embrace RDR - Straight Talk  - 16 May 2016
Increased accountability: the social uprising against government - The Stage - 17 May 2016
Two's company, but three's a crowd - 18 May 2016
Financial education: Too cool for school? - Featured Article - 19 May 2016
Goedkoop koop is duur koop  - 23 May 2016
Risks that need bigger thinking - 24 May 2016
The other side of the retirement challenge myth - 25 May 2016
The art of good business - 30 May 2016

June 2016

Practical advice to survive the perfect storm - 1 June 2016 
Recognising excellence - 2 June 2016
Backing the drivers of a new economy - 6 June 2016
Showing true value to clients - The Stage - 6 June 2016
Be proactive to avoid a downgrade warns S&P - 8 June 2016
Increased protection for consumers - 9 June 2016
Hitting the high notes of customer satisfaction - Featured Article - 13 June 2016
Treading fine line of modern terrorism - The Stage - 14 June 2016
Turn a blind eye and shoot yourself in the foot - 15 June 2016
Can TCF really transform the industry? - Straight Talk - 20 June 2016
There’s more than meets the eye - Featured Article - 21 June 2016
A welcome revelation or the snitch nobody likes - 22 June 2016
The glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel - Featured Article - 23 June 2016
Defying logic to end a longstanding relationship - 27 June 2016
The non-disclosure tango with TCF - 28 June 2016
Is client disconnect affecting your bottom line? - 29 June 2016
Applications for series 3 of The Insurance Apprentice open - 30 June 2016

 July 2016

Survival tactics for the financial planner - The Stage - 4 July 2016
Laughing all the way to the bank - 5 July 2016
Reshaping the medical industry to benefit all - Straight Talk - 6 July 2016
A word to the wise: slim vang sy baas - 7 July 2016
Bringing a first world model to our shores - 11 July 2016
Is your practice well managed? - 12 July 2016
Taking action to make ends meet - 14 July 2016
Being future fit can lead to customer satisfaction - 18 July 2016
Engaging fund managers in multi-manager funds - 19 July 2016
Surviving the stress test to know your business - 21 July 2016
Looking towards the future - 25 July 2016
The country needs you! - 26 July 2016
What will the future hold? - 27 July 2016

 August 2016

Addressing an archaic system - The Stage - 1 August 2016
Are you treading with caution? - 2 August 2016
Slaying the bad risk dragon - 4 August 2016
Everywhere you go, you take liability with you - Featured Article - 11 August 2016
The Good, the bad and the Big Data Sherriff - Straight Talk - 15 August 2016
Redefining the world that we live in  - 16 August 2016
The state of transformation - 17 August 2016
Approaching the road less travelled - 18 August 2016
Tickets for the non-stop roller coaster now on sale - 22 August 2016
High risk will bring high reward - 23 August 2016
#AskApprentice event answers lingering questions - 24 August 2016
The issue of costs when it comes to investing - 25 August 2016
Genetics and longevity: a potential threat or opportunity? - 29 August 2016
RDR is worth the price of admission - 30 August 2016
Tax revolt on the cards? - The Stage - 31 August 2016

September 2016

The voice that needs to be heard - Featured Article - 5 September 2016
Wishing for the deluge - Straight Talk - 6 September 2016
The impact of Blockchain on the insurance industry - 6 September 2016
Your value proposition: pre and post RDR - 7 September 2016
Forewarned is forearmed - 8 September 2016
Searching for growth opportunities - 12 September 2016
RDR: a time for cool heads and a pragmatic approach - 13 September 2016
The Insurance Apprentice entries closing soon - 15 September 2016
Sticking to core principles - 19 September 2016
Paying a premium with a smile - The Stage - 21 September 2016
Is there trouble ahead for South Africa? - Straight Talk - 22 September 2016
The future of crime - Featured Article - 26 September 2016
Top risks that continue to linger in the arena - 28 September 2016
Viva la revolution: redefine your world - Straight Talk - 29 September 2016

October 2016

Brexit means Brexit: insurers to adapt to a new world - 5 October 2016
Become influential in a risk based environment - Featured Article - 6 October 2016
Ironing out TCF creases becomes a tough ask - 10 October 2016
Build momentum in a vital industry sector - The Stage - 11 October 2016
Setting the course for modern King Solomon's Mines - 13 October 2016
Your client remains your first priority - 17 October 2016
Taking the hit and still making progress - 18 October 2016
In the struggle for survival the fittest survive - 19 October 2016
Will we choose an age of wisdom or foolishness? - 20 October 2016
The fraying of the thin tight rope - 24 October 2016
A broker is not a policeman - 25 October 2016
If we don’t change we will miss the point - 26 October 2016
The hat trick that avoided junk status - The Stage - 31 October 2016

November 2016

Suit up to be future fit - Featured Article - 1 November 2016
The continued battle - 2 November 2016
Do your homework - 3 November 2016
Dealing with a world-wide challenge - Straight Talk - 7 November 2016
A major step forward in a key legal battle - Featured Article - 8 November 2016
Singing for your supper and getting a plateful - 9 November 2016
A high number of complaints and lack of service - 10 November 2016
Let us work together to rectify our faults - 14 November 2016
Industry reflection shows areas that need improvement - 15 November 2016
Trends show increased care for chronic diseases - 17 November 2016
How can we question the value of insurance? - 21 November 2016
An informed decision doesn't mean that it is the right decision - 22 November 2016
Uncovering alphas hiding place - 23 November 2016
Change and become relevant - 24 November 2016
More Sharemax skeletons escape the closet - 25 November 2016
Political decisions and credit ratings: a sad and good tale - The Stage - 28 November 2016
The machines have spoken - Straight Talk  - 29 November 2016
Agility remains relevant to business - Featured Article - 30 November 2016

December 2016

The tangled web that liability weaves - 1 December 2016
The tug of war for the future of medical cover - 5 December 2016
The year in news - 6 December 2016

 

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