September 29, 2022

Health insurance - what is the hype?

First, what is health insurance? It is a financial product that consists of a benefit or multiple benefits providing cover for certain medical costs. Let us unpack this… As holder of such a financial product, the client owns an agreement (contract) with an insurance company that will agree to (pay) the costs you incur under the stated benefits of the financial product.

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September 5, 2022

My exam tips

Every semester, just before the exams, my students usually ask for “exam tips”. In my almost 15 years of experience, the following eight essential tips have been tried and tested. Let’s have a look at each one in more detail.

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August 31, 2022

A possible greylisting for South Africa if its anti-money laundering and terrorist financing shortcomings are not addressed.

The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) gave South Africa 18 months to address challenges in its ability to prevent financial crimes outlined in an evaluation report in October 2021 (BusinessDay, 2022). The one-year deadline for South Africa ends in October 2022, at which point the country must be able to show that it has made progress in addressing its anti-money laundering and terrorist financing shortcomings.

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August 15, 2022

A good year

Yes, I know the title has been taken and story has been told, but it works for me! Situated in Washington DC, American University (AU) is a leading university, which focuses on inclusivity and sustainability.

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July 19, 2022

Coming up: Calendar July–October 2022

Find here notable events, opportunities to network with Milpark Education and more for the upcoming months

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July 18, 2022

A lesson from Mandela on humility

There are many lessons we can learn from Mandela's life, but for me I am reminded that the greatest leaders can be the humblest of all. Mandela was born into a world that expected him to be a mine worker or a domestic servant but went on to liberate his people from apartheid. While he was seen as the sole hero against a system, he was often quick to point out that he was not the only person involved in ending apartheid in South Africa.

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