Extreme weather tops the Africa risk list

Extreme weather tops the Africa risk list

Extreme weather tops the Africa risk list

Cybersecurity, geopolitics and financial market fluctuations are among the chief concerns for business voiced by some leading risk experts as they look ahead to 2019, while in Africa the top risks remain extreme weather events, political and reputational risks. At the start of the year, senior members of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) were asked to identify key risk…

South African risk manager makes top membership grade

South African risk manager makes top membership grade

South African risk manager makes top membership grade

South African Zanele Makhubo, CFIRM, director, enterprise risk management, Gauteng Department of Human Settlement, has been awarded the highest grade of membership by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM). She completed the senior executive route to take the award. Ms Makhubo is also chair of the IRM’s South African regional group. She said: “I was excited to be awarded the…

Top class – risk winners 2018

Top class – risk winners 2018

Top class – risk winners 2018

Phumlani Dyini has won the Institute of Risk Management South Africa’s (IRMSA) coveted Risk Manager of the Year award 2018. Mr Dyini is head: enterprise risk management and compliance, at Woolworths Holdings Group. In winning the title, his work in making business sense of risk appetite has been a major achievement. This framework is under review with CEB Gartner as…

Risk managers must first look inwards

Risk managers must first look inwards

Risk managers must first look inwards

The future risk manager needs to engage in introspection about his or her role and ethical behaviour. According to Zanele Makhubo, chair of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) South Africa regional group, and director: enterprise risk management at Guateng Department of Human Settlement: “Continuous sharpening of the saw is the key for success and dealing with rapid change for…

Is risk management growing up across Africa?

Is risk management growing up across Africa?

Is risk management growing up across Africa?

Independent financial services journalist Katya Stead says, ‘I have been to every IRMSA conference since they started – so why was this year different?’, as she reports from the Institute of Risk Management South Africa’s annual event While President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa presided over the country’s crucial job summit, a stone’s throw away, the 2018 Institute of Risk…

Survival of the fittest

Survival of the fittest

Survival of the fittest

The chances of a business surviving long into the future are that much smaller in today’s fast -moving world. In a place where reputations can be destroyed in minutes, global names disappear at the drop of a hat and millions can be wiped off the company balance sheet in seconds, it is no wonder that some of the world’s oldest…

Risk managers called on to help end state capture

Risk managers called on to help end state capture

Risk managers called on to help end state capture

South African risk managers have been called on to help end state capture (or corruption) in South Africa and rebuild a better society. Pravin Gordhan, minister of public enterprises, told 500 delegates at the Institute of Risk Management South Africa that risk managers must ask themselves: “Where was I when all of this was happening?” The current government, led by…

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