IRMSA ranks top risks and notes shift in consumer behaviour
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IRMSA ranks top risks and notes shift in consumer behaviour
The Institute of Risk Management South Africa’s Risk Report 2021 warns against the risk of not understanding shifts in consumer behaviour and habits brought on by the pandemic.
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Medical Schemes - Broker fees increased
The Council for Medical Schemes announced the approval of an increase in the maximum amount payable to brokers in terms of Section 65 of the Medical Schemes Act (131 of 1998) with effect of 1 January 2021.
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POPIA 101 - What are the most important aspects that will affect you?
All businesses with employees, customers and suppliers must comply with POPIA, which comes into effect on 1 July 2021. Here is a practical guide to the most important aspects.
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Authorities note huge increase in illegal investment schemes
The National Consumer Tribunal has fined Up Money an administrative fine of R1 million for conducting a pyramid scheme and contravening Section 43 (2) of the Consumer Protection Act.
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