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Insurers cannot use lockdown as grounds to reject claims – FCSA

10 Jul 2020 /  Suren Naidoo   12
Regulator lambasts industry for deliberately avoiding paying out legitimate business interruption insurance claims.

Gauteng surges past Western Cape as SA’s Covid-19 epicentre

9 Jul 2020 /  Suren Naidoo   4
Country 'is now in the eye of the storm' says Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize.

Cape café’s ‘precedent-setting’ business interruption insurance victory

8 Jul 2020 /  Suren Naidoo   19
High court ruling could rock short-term insurance sector, but insurer Guardrisk is likely to appeal.

SA office property sector faces ‘work from home’ threat

7 Jul 2020 /  Suren Naidoo   13
Covid-19 expected to exacerbate already high office vacancies.

Hoteliers plead for Covid-19 business interruption insurance payouts

2 Jul 2020 /  Suren Naidoo   24
As insurance companies face billions of rands in pandemic cover claims.

TBCSA wants Mboweni to intervene on Covid-19 insurance claims

1 Jul 2020 /  Suren Naidoo   6
Says insurers not paying business interruption claims may deal a knockout blow to the tourism industry.

Vukile boss plays down pandemic pressure on property valuations

1 Jul 2020 /  Suren Naidoo   3
As group posts healthy full-year results.

Gauteng set to become SA epicentre of Covid-19 – Mkhize

30 Jun 2020 /  Suren Naidoo   9
Surge in economic hub and most populous province

Redefine’s ‘Brexit’ and Australian exit to unlock R7.7bn

30 Jun 2020 /  Suren Naidoo   3
Divestments aim to significantly reduce its debt and strengthen its balance sheet.

Global private school group scoops Tsogo Sun Hotels exec

26 Jun 2020 /  Suren Naidoo   5
To run its South African portfolio of Reddam House and Reddford House properties.

Santam clarifies Covid-19 position on business interruption cover

26 Jun 2020 /  Suren Naidoo   18
In the wake of tourism and hospitality industry outcry.

Rand holds steady following emergency budget

24 Jun 2020 /  Suren Naidoo   1
After weakening marginally in early morning trade.

SA’s budget deficit hits record 15.7% of GDP

24 Jun 2020 /  Suren Naidoo   9
Compared to February budget forecast of 6.8%

JSE, rand tread lower ahead of emergency budget

24 Jun 2020 /  Suren Naidoo   2
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is set to table government’s supplementary 2020 budget at 3pm

OUTsurance pays out Covid-19 business interruption claims

24 Jun 2020 /  Suren Naidoo   19
Reserves R220m for such claims, with R37m already reimbursed mainly to hard-hit tourism and hospitality businesses.

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