Lion of Africa Half MarathonThe annual Lion of Africa Half Marathon took place on the 4th of February 2017 at the Cape Academy for Mathematics, Science and Technology in Constantia Cape Town. The marathon incorporated the Phillip Rabinowitz Memorial Walk which was held in honour of the legendary Spartan Harriers club member who passed away at the age of 104 in February 2008. In addition to the 21.1km half marathon which was featured but also a 10km run, a 10km walk and a 6km Fun Run. The winner of the male half marathon race was Lungile Gongqa from Nedbank WP in a time of 1 hour 6 minutes and 3 seconds while the female winner was Zintle Xiniwe runner from KPMGWP in a time of 1 hour 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
Kaapstad Sakekamer se Sakeleier van die Jaar 2016
Musical Event at the St Georges Club
Lion of Africa Life Assurance Company Limited sponsored a musical event at the St Georges Club, PE. The club is 150 years old this year.
It was an evening of fine dining and top class entertainment, whilst enjoying the vocals of Faye Gatley and John Edwards who accompanied her on piano.
Lion of Africa Half Marathon
The annual Lion of Africa Half Marathon took place on the 6th of February 2016 at the Cape Academy for Mathematics, Science and Technology in Constantia Cape Town. The marathon incorporated the Phillip Rabinowitz Memorial Walk which was held in honour of the legendary Spartan Harriers club member who passed away at the age of 104 in February 2008.
There was not only a 21.1km marathon which was featured but also a 10km run and a 10km walk.
The winner of the male half marathon race was Vuyolethu Mbukushe in a time of 1 hour 8 minutes and 34 seconds while the female winner was Tish Jones a guest runner from the UK in a time of 1 hour 22 minutes and 43 seconds.
25 JANUARY 2016
UNDERCHARGING IS NOT HELPFUL TO ANYONE
Paul Myeza, Chief Executive Officer, Lion of Africa Life Assurance
Advisors and agents who undercharge do a disservice to the industry and may also signal their lack of ability.
Historically, it seemed to be industry practice that advisors would uniformly charge the maximum commission provided in the recommended commission scales. This was widespread and commonplace in spite of the commission scales being recommendations only.
Once the market became more competitive, some financial advisors took to competing on fees. Clearly, this is but one of a range of elements where advisors can differentiate themselves from other industry players. Other options can include the level and quality of services provided as well as the type of relationship they form with their clients.
A move towards lower rates is, in itself, not a bad thing – and it certainly helps the consumer. However, when fees are cut to an excessive level, the result is poor service and both the industry and the consumer suffer.
I like to make an analogy to the medical profession. How comfortable would you feel getting a cut-price operation? What would you be thinking about the ability and quality of a surgeon who is prepared to lower his or her fees: that the operation might be suspect; that proper procedures may not be followed; that you may face a higher risk of infection?
Lion of Africa Cape Town Open 2015
In its 4th year of running the Lion of Africa Cape Town Open was held at the Royal Cape Golf Club on 19th-22nd November 2015. The tournament is part of the Sunshine Tour and was opened by Cape Town Major Patricia de Lille. Brandon Stone from Pretoria was victorious at Royal Cape to win the 1.2m Lion of Africa Cape Town Open by five shots.
UWC Golf Day
Lion of Africa Life Assurance Company Limited sponsored the UWC Cape Town Golf Day Fundraiser. The golf day was held on 10th November 2015 at the Bellville Golf Club. The UWC golf day was in aid of the Jakes Gerwel Education Endowment and Development Fund which was established to raise funds towards bursaries for students coming from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Worcester Rainbow Race
On 12th September 2015 Lion of Africa Life Assurance Company Limited was honoured to be part of the Worcester Rainbow Race. The race was held in Reunion Park and included a 21,1km run, 10km road race and a 5km fun run. The event continued to be successful as it celebrated its 29th year of being in existence.
Bridging Hearts Foundation Event
Lion of Africa Life Assurance Company Limited sponsored an event in association with the Bridging Hearts foundation. The event was held on 4th September 2015 and took place at the Joseph Stone Auditorium. It was in aid of their Annual Interactive day.
Bridging Hearts Foundation is an organization started by a group of young individuals hoping to effect a change in society by bridging the gap between those in need and those willing to give back.
The event show cased local singers which included Idols winner (Jodie Williams), Sound of Cape Town (Yaseen Barnes, Fatiema Petersen, Stuart Kierns, Eoan Group, WaasiefPiekaan, Phil De Lange, Junaid Galant, SA.Fire, Mujahid George) and Suideroostefees (Frederico).
Fred Robertson wins Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2014
Fred Robertson won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Grand Finale of the AABLA’s presented by CNBC AFRICA.
A highly respected figure in the South African business community, Fred has broad experience in the global business environment with directorships at Remgro, Old Mutual Life Assurance Company SA (OMLACSA), AON SA (Pty) Ltd, AON Re (Pty) Ltd and Arabella.
He is the Executive Deputy Chairman and co-founder of Brimstone and currently serves as Chairman of Lion of Africa Life Assurance, Lion of Africa Insurance, Sea Harvest Holdings (Pty) Ltd and House of Monatic. Fred is also a Trustee of the Business Trust, an initiative focused on job creation and human capacity development.
Lion of Africa Cape Town Open
Lion of Africa Cape Town Open took place on 27th-30th November 2014 at the Royal Cape Golf Club. The tournament teed off on Thursday 27 November with a full field of 156 professionals, which were cut to the leading 65 players and those who tie on the score. The final two rounds were played on the weekend of 29th and 30th November at the Royal Cape Golf Club which has hosted the South African Open Championship 10 times.
African Mural Artwork
Nakani Funeral Directors is a Funeral Undertaker situated in the Gugulethu area, Cape Town. Lion of Africa Life Assurance is the underwriter for this Funeral parlour. In partnership with Nakani Funeral Directors Lion of Africa Life Assurance designed an African Mural advert to create brand awareness for both companies.