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Mindful Risk Management

Due to past economic growth, urbanisation and popular education the insurance industry has expanded considerably over the past few decades, resulting in acute competitiveness and rivalry between companies. The impact of this competitiveness is felt amongst employees in the insurance industry by engendering general feelings of distrust, tension, strain in interpersonal relations, interpersonal conflicts and…

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SA insurtech Investsure in R9.6m round from 4Di, Lireas Holdings, Compass Insure

SA insurtech InvestSure announced today that the company has completed their first funding round – securing R9.6-million from Hannover Re Africa subsidiaries Lireas Holdings and Compass Insure, and venture capital firm 4Di Capital. The funding announcement follows two years of incubation that the startup received from Compass Insure. Investsure has created what it claims is…

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InvestSure helps minimise the impact of fraud on your investment portfolio

A few months ago we reported on the partnership between InvestSure, Compass Insure and our partner EasyEquities. InvestSure is a world-first, one-click insurance product that initially launched exclusively with EasyEquities. The product is now expanding and will soon be available on multiple trading platforms in South Africa, and hopefully soon after that, throughout the world. InvestSure…

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Johnson Controls partners with Lumkani to bring fire safety to urban informal settlements

Smart fire detection devices provide safety for vulnerable people in South Africa Families living in informal settlements in South Africa will now be better protected against devastating fires thanks to a newly announced partnership between Johnson Controls and Lumkani. The collaboration will provide networked, early warning fire detection technology for these communities. For the 800…

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South Africa’s Pineapple Insurance accepted into Google Launchpad

South African company Pineapple Insurance has been accepted into Google’s Launchpad accelerator. “Pineapple is the first ever insurance startup accepted into Google’s accelerator. A significant achievement if you consider that there has been $5.6 billion invested in insure-tech in the last three years alone,” said the company. Pineapple Insurance offers a decentralised insurance service, which allows…

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