Ferma rolls out rimap CPD scheme and announces AMRAE equivalence

Ferma rolls out rimap CPD scheme and announces AMRAE equivalence

Ferma rolls out rimap CPD scheme and announces AMRAE equivalence

Ferma has rolled out its continuous professional development (CPD) programme to help those qualified maintain their rimap certification, and announced that AMRAE’s training programmes, as well as those provided by US education provider The Institutes, have been granted equivalence to rimap. Ferma said the CPD programme offers more than 100 days per year of courses, conferences and other activities across…

First Institute of Risk Management-licensed provider named in South Africa

First Institute of Risk Management-licensed provider named in South Africa

First Institute of Risk Management-licensed provider named in South Africa

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has announced that W.consulting, Johannesburg, is the first provider of the internationally recognised Fundamentals of Risk Management (FoRM) course in the region. Sanjay Himatsingani, director of training, IRM said: “We are very pleased to be working with W.consulting in South Africa. There has been a big demand for risk management training in the region…

2018 Nigerian Risk Awards open for entries

2018 Nigerian Risk Awards open for entries

2018 Nigerian Risk Awards open for entries

The fourth edition of the Nigerian Risk Awards has opened for entries. The awards celebrate and recognise individuals and organisations that effectively exhibit best practice in risk management. Previous winners have come from a range of different industries and include: Adebola Surakat from AXA Mansard; Adewale Akinwale, then of  Nigerian Aviation and Handling Company; and most recently Azeez Adenle, of…

Data still needed if insurers are to price risks better

Data still needed if insurers are to price risks better

Data still needed if insurers are to price risks better

Risk managers have been warned to provide more data or risk higher prices, as insurers continue to lack information on African risks. Speaking at a roundtable held by Commercial Risk Africa at the African Insurance Organisation general assembly in Accra, Udai Patel, managing director of Afro-Asian Insurance Services, warned: “Risk managers are letting insurers down by failing to provide information.”…

Risk managers cannot afford to stand still

Risk managers cannot afford to stand still

Risk managers cannot afford to stand still

 Risk management has undergone huge change across Africa in the past few years, as Commercial Risk Africa’s Risk Frontiers Africa 2018 survey reveals. Below, as a foretaste of the survey, we hear from some of the risk managers taking part in it about what keeps them awake at night and the evolution of risk management The European Union’s General Data…

Aon’s 2018 maps show political violence and risk on the rise

Aon’s 2018 maps show political violence and risk on the rise

Aon’s 2018 maps show political violence and risk on the rise

Political violence risk has increased worldwide for the third year in a row, while broader political risk is also up, according to analysis by Aon. The broker’s newly released 2018 political risk, terrorism and political violence risk maps also suggest that the global threat posed by Islamic State (IS) has peaked, with its reach likely to fall in 2018. Political…

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…

Don’t miss out on a trip to Europe

Don’t miss out on a trip to Europe

Don’t miss out on a trip to Europe

Make sure you complete the 2018 risk management survey for risk managers across Africa in order to be automatically entered into the draw to win a trip to Europe.* Our annual Risk Frontiers Africa report has become a must-read for all risk and insurance industry professionals with an interest in Sub Saharan Africa. The report is compiled from extensive interaction…

South Africa facing extreme risks from climate to corruption

South Africa facing extreme risks from climate to corruption

South Africa facing extreme risks from climate to corruption

Extreme weather phenomena, political risk and corporate scandals top the list of risks facing South Africa in the coming year, according to Zanele Makhubo, director, enterprise risk management and business continuity in the public sector, and South Africa Institute of Risk Management regional group chairperson. She said: “The unpredictability of weather patterns due to climate change poses a serious risk…

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