Muslims make up about three percent of South Africa’s population of 60 million people. This equates to 1.8 million Muslims. Looking ahead, and with South Africa being a delightfully diverse place in which to live and do business, this figure is only likely to increase over time – making it important that the industry’s service providers are able to serve the needs of the Muslim community when it comes to the provision of short-term insurance.
There is no medical professional, ever, who said, “I’ll just sit here all of Friday afternoon and into the weekend completing my month-end invoicing, what fun!”
The decision to enter the healthcare profession is never taken lightly. In fact, most individuals who choose to work as a medical practitioner or specialist nurse will talk of an internal calling to do this kind of work.
Cybercrime is on the rise in South Africa, costing members of the public R2.2 billion a year. Increasingly, healthcare providers are being attacked due to their rich databases containing patients’ health and banking information.
During a recent webinar presented by Natasha Naidoo, senior associate in Norton Rose Fulbright’s Insurance Litigation Team in Johannesburg, Naidoo gave examples of some of the claims for injuries which she has dealt with over the years.