Victus Group

August newsletter

August newsletter Aug 2021 Welcome to the August issue of our monthly newsletter. The tragic events that took place in South Africa in July, when socio-economic and political tensions finally boiled over, were poignant reminders that life can be very unpredictable and that unexpected circumstances can lay waste to years of hard work and perseverance. Seeing lives and […]

The importance of gap cover

The importance of gap cover Aug 2021 Many medical scheme members who are admitted to hospital have to face the additional challenge of paying for significant unexpected medical expenses that are not covered by their medical schemes. Due to the fact that medical specialists’ fees are not regulated in South Africa, medical schemes have placed […]

The changing behaviour of the global consumer

The changing behaviour of the global consumer Aug 2021 The world has experienced monumental change in the past few years, and it has impacted the way consumers behave. A report by KPMG concludes that COVID-19 has had a polarising effect on consumers’ finances. While some have been directly affected due to a loss of earnings […]

What is an entrepreneur?

What is an entrepreneur? Aug 2021 Entrepreneurs are individuals who identify a need, and meet it. Transforming ideas into economic opportunities is the crux of entrepreneurship. Donna M. De Carolis (PhD), founding dean of the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship at Drexel University in the USA, says being entrepreneurial is essentially about thinking and […]