South Africa claims to lead the way in ERM

South Africa claims to lead the way in ERM

South Africa claims to lead the way in ERM

Some 88% of risk professionals in South Africa have reported that their organisations’ enterprise risk management (ERM) programmes are either fully or partially integrated into operations. According to the 2019 Enterprise Risk Management Report: South Africa, this could mean South Africa is one of the most risk-aware countries in the world. Compiled by RIMS and the Institute of Risk Management…

East African risk managers partner with Serianu to grow local cyber risk talent

East African risk managers partner with Serianu to grow local cyber risk talent

East African risk managers partner with Serianu to grow local cyber risk talent

In a bid to develop cyber risk talents, the Institute of Risk Management East African region is to partner with Serianu to boost cyber risk expertise. The East African region is reported to be facing a huge deficit of qualified risk managers, while local public and private organisations need critical hand-holding to ensure risks and opportunities within organisations are effectively…

African risk management set for boost as Gert Cruywagen heads IFRIMA

African risk management set for boost as Gert Cruywagen heads IFRIMA

African risk management set for boost as Gert Cruywagen heads IFRIMA

African risk management should receive a boost as Dr Gert Cruywagen is elected president of the International Federation of Risk and Insurance Management Associations (IFRIMA). IFRIMA is the international umbrella organisation for risk management associations, representing 20 organisations and more than 30 countries around the world. Dr Cruywagen has represented the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) on the…

New committee elected for IRMSA

New committee elected for IRMSA

New committee elected for IRMSA

The Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) recently held its annual general meeting and elected its new executive committee. With the newly elected members, the IRMSA executive committee is as follows: Berenice Francis, IRMSA president Thabile Nyaba, IRMSA vice-president Mark Kuipers, IRMSA vice-president Mark Robins, IRMSA honorary treasurer Fulufhelo Tshikhudo, IRMSA honorary secretary Fortune Mkhabela Christelle Marais Brendan Maseti Andy Mothibi Pavana Ranjith…

Ifrima plans academic study to back global programmes campaign

Ifrima plans academic study to back global programmes campaign

Ifrima plans academic study to back global programmes campaign

A serious academic study on the negative impact of inconsistent and protectionist insurance regulation around the world is likely needed if the international risk and insurance management community is to convince regulators of the need for reform from the top down, according to the chair of the International Federation of Risk & Insurance Management Associations (Ifrima). Mary Roth, who is…

Unemployment tops risk list for South Africa

Unemployment tops risk list for South Africa

Unemployment tops risk list for South Africa

Structurally high unemployment tops the risk list, according to the Risk Report 2019 from the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA). That is followed by growing income disparity and inequality. Good news includes unmanageable fraud and corruption dropping from second to fourth on the list. But it is no surprise that inadequate and/or sub-standard education and skills development is…

New east African trainer named for IRM

New east African trainer named for IRM

New east African trainer named for IRM

Pinebridge Training and Consulting has been accredited as a licensed Fundamentals of Risk Management (FoRM) provider for the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and will be operating in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. The IRM said: “The FoRM course is well respected and attracts delegates from a wide variety of organisations from all over the world. FoRM gives students…

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…

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