Author: John Mungabe

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Sustainable shipping driven by finance

Sustainable shipping driven by finance

The drive towards a sustainable maritime sector is being led by the financial services sector, according to a new report from lawyers Watson Farley &a [...]
Insurance forecast bright despite Covid-19, suggests new report

Insurance forecast bright despite Covid-19, suggests new report

The outlook for the insurance industry is finely balanced, suggests a new global report from Clyde & Co. The report states: “The green shoots o [...]
Tech talent a struggle for small businesses in South Africa

Tech talent a struggle for small businesses in South Africa

Two thirds (67%) of South African small businesses struggle to source the right tech talent, according to research from business platform Xero. Des [...]
Warning of uneven recovery ahead

Warning of uneven recovery ahead

Credit insurer Coface has warned of an uneven recovery after the pandemic across countries, sectors of activity and income levels. Although the perfor [...]
African finance embracing sustainability like never before

African finance embracing sustainability like never before

Increasing numbers of investors are backing sustainable African projects, providing new opportunities for African insurers to offer coverage but also [...]
Matrix to rebrand as Howden

Matrix to rebrand as Howden

Matrix MIRB is to rebrand as Howden, following last year’s acquisition of the South African broker. Howden said: “Matrix MIRB, led by CEO Gary Ankc [...]
Forty governments agree principles to support poorest in the world

Forty governments agree principles to support poorest in the world

Forty governments, leading global institutions and local and international NGOs, including the UN Development Programme, Climate Investment Funds, Zur [...]
Jury still out on global reinsurance renewals

Jury still out on global reinsurance renewals

The insurance sector across Africa was watching the global markets closely as the 1 January reinsurance renewals approached and, despite the impact of [...]
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions gets direct licence for South Africa

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions gets direct licence for South Africa

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has received a direct insurance authorisation from South Africa's joint regulators, the Prudential Authority and the Fina [...]
South Africa home to 220 active fintechs

South Africa home to 220 active fintechs

An Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (IFWG) study of the market has uncovered that there are 220 active and operational fintechs in South Africa [...]
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