IRMSA launches next round of exams

IRMSA launches next round of exams

IRMSA launches next round of exams

The Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) has just opened applications for the next round of exams. Risk managers can apply to sit the Occupational Certificate Organisational Risk Manager Level 6, with a state date of 20 April 2018. IRMSA said: “The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to be able to manage risk management plans…

Stronger links with rest of world  for southern African risk managers

Stronger links with rest of world for southern African risk managers

Stronger links with rest of world  for southern African risk managers

Southern African risk managers may be on the cusp of receiving international recognition for their qualifications from five of the world’s biggest risk management associations, including the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (Irmsa). Irmsa, Ferma, Rims, Alarys and Parima have signed a letter of intent to work towards mutual recognition of their respective risk management certification or designation programmes.…

Leading risk associations to work towards mutual certification recognition

Leading risk associations to work towards mutual certification recognition

Leading risk associations to work towards mutual certification recognition

Five of the world biggest risk management associations – Ferma, Rims, Alarys, Parima and Irmsa – have signed a letter of intent to work towards mutual recognition of their respective risk management certification or designation programmes. The work will begin by seeking to ensure risk managers can secure continuous professional development (CPD) points for attending each of the association’s events.…

Business travel risk rises

Business travel risk rises

Business travel risk rises

Business travel risks are increasing and becoming more complex, with a bigger role for risk managers in mitigating the threat, according to a new report and survey from Ferma. According to the survey of more than 377 risk managers, 67% of the respondents believe their organisation’s exposure to health, safety and security risks linked to workers’ mobility has increased in…

Energy-related risk manager group launches

Energy-related risk manager group launches

Energy-related risk manager group launches

A new group for oil, gas and renewable energy-related risk managers is being formed by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM). The initiative is launching with a LinkedIn survey, which is open until 2 October, polling the views and concerns of risk managers across the energy spectrum. Project leader Alex Larsen, CEO of Baldwin Global, explained that the survey is…

Necessity is the mother of invention

Necessity is the mother of invention

Necessity is the mother of invention

Delegates at the Institute of Risk Management South Africa Cruywagen Risk Lab in Cape Town heard why it is when businesses are struggling that they should be innovating The missed opportunity is one of the greatest risks – a favourite saying of Gert Cruywagen, the mastermind behind the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) Cruywagen Risk Labs. Speaking at…

Risk managers must scan far horizons

Risk managers must scan far horizons

Risk managers must scan far horizons

There are multiple futures and people can influence what happens next, risk managers were reminded at the recent Institute of Risk Management South Africa Cruywagen Risk Lab in Cape Town. Doris Viljoen, senior futurist at the Institute of Futures Research at the University of Stellenbosch, told delegates that risk managers need to identify the seeds of change and be prepared…

Time to think the unthinkable

Time to think the unthinkable

Time to think the unthinkable

Risk managers should be thinking the unthinkable and should stop believing in black swans, according to a leading South African risk manager. Speaking at the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) Cruywagen Risk Lab in Cape Town, Chris Palm, IRMSA chief risk adviser, said he struggles with the concept of black swans because he believes risk managers should be…

It’s not all over yet for SA

It’s not all over yet for SA

It’s not all over yet for SA

Looking for the upside can be difficult in the immediate wake of a rating downgrade, particularly when the whole country is affected but, as Liz Booth heard, risk managers still have reasons to be cheerful Confidence is a fragile thing and lack of confidence in a country can have devastating consequences. So the mood in South Africa since its downgrading…

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