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The South African Law Reform Commission has issued a lengthy paper on the investigations into medico-legal claims with proposals for the reform of the law in connection with those claims.

The paper discusses the current situation and the legal principles underlying claims for damages for medical negligence, state liability, the basis for payment of compensation

Africa’s largely untapped specialty lines insurance market has significant opportunities for insurers willing to enter the region. As the market develops, more difficult and unusual risks will be written.

Regulations which vary by country must be considered. For example, placing insurance with a locally licensed insurer is often a requirement or a percentage of the

Insurers, reinsurers and brokers doing business in Botswana may wish to respond to the Insurance Industry Bill 2014 published for comment.

The Bill contains many similar provisions to South African insurance legislation.

It is a composite piece of legislation dealing with the licencing requirements and regulation of all insurers, including reinsurers and insurance brokers, agents

The South African Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi called a Medico-Legal Summit on 9 and 10 March 2015 which we participated in as part of the Ministerial task team appointed to look into the rise of medical negligence claims against the healthcare sector.

The objective of the Summit, which was attended by interested stakeholders