Insurance news wrap-up for the week ending 7 June 2019

At CN&CO we love to be informed about the insurance industry – with so much happening it can be easy to miss a story! So make sure you get the weekly recap of the main stories from this week that you may have missed.

AIE 2019: HOT topics up for discussion at this years event

With just over two months to go before the 2019 African Insurance Exchange at Sun City, the hosts (the Insurance Institute of South Africa and the South African Insurance Association) have confirmed a host of top-notch local and international speakers, facilitators and panellists. With a range of plenary and breakaway sessions, delegates will be spoilt for choice on which events to attend! Read the latest update here.

If you haven’t yet booked your spot for the AIE Conference, you can do so here:

COVER Magazine

  • Deadline extended on CPDs, but make the most of it
    The deadline may have been extended to earn required Continuous Professional Development (CPD) hours but for those in financial services who are behind in earning theirs, it is best to act fast. Read more
  • Training at the forefront as AI fails to fill underwriting needs
    The industry and the Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority (INSETA) have recognised that the ‘human touch’ is still very much needed in the position of underwriter, despite great strides in digitisation. Read more

For more news updates follow Cover on Twitter

FA news

  • Take the fight to cyber criminals
    Fraud is one of the unfortunate realities that the South African insurance industry must deal with on a daily basis. Read more
  • Increased claims are a sign of the times
    Over the past three years, the South African economy has faced tough times. Read more

For information follow FAnews on Twitter


  • Life insurers exist to help you. But you need to help them too
    Many people believe that insurers try to find reasons not to pay claims – but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Read more
  • The real millennial issue
    There has been significant research done by the Insurance industry on how the difference between Millennials and those of us who were brought up by the Silent Generation impacts our industry. Read more

For information follow FIA on Twitter

News from our partners…


  • Embracing change in the world of fire
    Our diverse partners and team means there is always something on the go in the industries we work in. The CN&CO Festival team is gearing up for the start of the African Insurance Organisation Conference this weekend, hosting hundreds of insurance delegates from around the continent. Read more


  • Do you use an insurance broker?
    It is not uncommon for businesses, SMEs or large corporates, to take out levels of insurance cover that are woefully inadequate and ultimately result in them having to close their doors should a serious loss-event occur. Read more


  • Brolink supports CANSA on Tekkie Tax Day
    On Friday, 31 May 2019, South Africa observed Tekkie Tax Day, a national fundraising campaign in aid of some of the biggest welfare organisations representing sectors in, Animals, To bring hope, Children, Disability and Education. Read more