Enjoy the read. It’s hard to believe that this is the penultimate issue of RISKAFRICA in 2012. The year has flown by at breakneck speed and has certainly been an eventful one for the African insurance industry. In this issue we throw a spotlight on the Southern African Insurance Industry Conference that took place in Botswana in August. The conference was the first of its kind on the continent and saw delegates from the SADC region and Europe descend on Gaborone. Feedback has been positive and it’s encouraging to see so many individuals and organisations taking ownership of the future of insurance in Africa.
This month’s feature article on Namibia’s retirement fund industry was written after we received e-mails from industry commentators that raised some serious concerns and difficult questions about the sector. As the FIM Bill’s implementation draws near, it seems that many have grown disillusioned with the protection offered to members of retirement funds in our country. This has been highlighted recently by the ongoing court case involving a prominent retirement fund and fund administrator.
In an uncertain world, the protection and provision offered by insurers for unforeseen events and future realities is invaluable. The integrity of this should be fiercely protected and we look forward to bringing you more on this story as new developments unfold. If you’d like to share your thoughts on the matter, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.