Category: Case study

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How climate change affects health and how countries can respond

How climate change affects health and how countries can respond

Since early 2020, the world’s attention has been on the global coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic continues to put massive stress on existing health s [...]
As cities grow across Africa, they must plan for water security

As cities grow across Africa, they must plan for water security

Here’s a startling figure: 1.5 billion people will live in African cities by 2050, more than double the number today. African cities — including unpla [...]
In Niger, a rare scene: Covid-19 wards remain empty, agriculture and business benefit from support programmes

In Niger, a rare scene: Covid-19 wards remain empty, agriculture and business benefit from support programmes

Looking over his hectares of rice in Saga, less than ten minutes from central Niamey, Garba Soumana's face is radiant. A gust of wind from the Nig [...]
 Back to the 9 to 5?

 Back to the 9 to 5?

Will people return to the office when it’s safe to do so? Since the start of the pandemic last year, organisations and employees across the world have [...]
Insurers warned that data act is looming in South Africa

Insurers warned that data act is looming in South Africa

As the long-anticipated Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) is a few months away from being enforced in South Africa, organisations and res [...]
Businesses turning from board to external experts

Businesses turning from board to external experts

As the Covid-19 pandemic places unprecedented demand on the global economy, businesses are increasingly turning away from their board and peers when i [...]
Insuring renewables boosting ESG principles

Insuring renewables boosting ESG principles

In sub-Saharan Africa, electricity access stands at just 43%, or roughly half the global access rate. While challenges remain, Covid-19 is also reveal [...]
Ransomware: four strategies for businesses to stay ahead of extortionists

Ransomware: four strategies for businesses to stay ahead of extortionists

Jayan Perera, a director leading Control Risks’ cyber consulting and response business in Africa and Europe, gives the market some advice on keeping c [...]
Mentoring – one of the keys to success

Mentoring – one of the keys to success

So many of us have benefited from a mentor in our early days at work, and giving back later in our careers can be incredibly rewarding. Here, James N [...]
Importance of controls highlighted by South African data breach

Importance of controls highlighted by South African data breach

A major data security breach in South Africa has highlighted the risks to businesses, including insurers, of not having adequate checks and controls, [...]
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