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Momentum’s monumental mistake and the perils of mob-rule

 06 Dec 18
The executives of Momentum insurance appeared recently to have been coerced under popular pressure into making payment of a void policy, thereby upending over 250 years of sound global application of the common law.…

The problem of "fair‐labelling" and insurance

 16 Oct 18
We assign labels to things all the time. When you say, “Pass me a pen”, pen is the label we place on an object with which we expect to write words on paper.…

Expropriation of property without compensation – 75 per cent required to change the Constitution

22 Aug 18   Robert W Vivian
It seems the African National Congress (ANC) is determined to press ahead with the expropriation of property without compensation. This raises a number of constitutional questions. These questions and offered answers have appeared in the press.…

The empire of medical schemes

15 May 18   Robert W Vivian
In recent days, many consumers, no doubt, have been receiving strange letters from their insurance brokers telling them that as a consequence of “demarcation regulations” which come into operation this year, the cover provided by certain medical expe…

The empire of the competition regime

15 May 18   Robert W Vivian
In the Common Law-Supreme Court framework, there is one law for the whole country crafted over centuries by the Supreme Court.…