Risk management event scheduled for Namibia

Risk management event scheduled for Namibia

Risk management event scheduled for Namibia

The Namibia chapters of the Institute of Internal Auditors South Africa (IIA SA), the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) will be collaborating in a joint conference on 18 June 2018, in Windhoek. With the conference theme, ‘Is it the end of the world as we know it?’, speakers include Monia…

RIMS urges countries to adopt revamped ISO 31000 as risk management standard

RIMS urges countries to adopt revamped ISO 31000 as risk management standard

RIMS urges countries to adopt revamped ISO 31000 as risk management standard

RIMS has called for all countries to adopt ISO 31000: 2018 as their national risk management standard, following publication of the revised and updated guidance in February. The risk and insurance management society supports US adoption of ISO 31000 as an American risk management standard, and is encouraging all countries around the world to pursue the same course of action.…

IRM names new training provider for Nigeria

IRM names new training provider for Nigeria

IRM names new training provider for Nigeria

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has accredited Risk Management Consulting Limited (RMCIR) as the first licensed Fundamentals of Risk Management (FoRM) training provider in Nigeria. Sanjay Himatsingani, director of training at IRM, said: ‘We are very pleased to be working with RMCIR to deliver this course in Nigeria. Our Fundamentals of Risk Management course is well respected and attracts…

Seventy risk managers first to gain certified status in Nigeria

Seventy risk managers first to gain certified status in Nigeria

Seventy risk managers first to gain certified status in Nigeria

The first cohort of 70 members of the Risk Managers Association of Nigeria (Riman) has achieved Certified Risk Manager (CRM) professional status. The group were the first to qualify for the title and received their awards at a special ceremony in Lagos. Victor Olannye, executive secretary of Riman, said the association was delighted with the first wave of inductees and…

Cape Town water crisis places risk management under the microscope

Cape Town water crisis places risk management under the microscope

Cape Town water crisis places risk management under the microscope

While many of the risk reports launched in the past couple of months are global, the Institute of Risk Management South Africa delves deep into the risk management issues facing South Africa’s risk manager community, as Gareth Stokes reports Two near-catastrophic scenarios, one in the private sector and one in government, have placed South Africa’s governance and risk management practices…

Unemployment tops risk list for South Africa

Unemployment tops risk list for South Africa

Unemployment tops risk list for South Africa

Structurally-high unemployment and underemployment tops the risk list for 2018 in South Africa, according to the 2018 Risk Report from the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA). Also in its top ten list of risk by impact, revealed today, are unmanageable fraud and corruption, failure of governance, government policy, macroeconomic developments and profound political instability. In terms of most…

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.…

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