The issue of Business Interruption Insurance and whether businesses in tourism and hospitality have a viable claim based on their policies have been under the spotlight. The South African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) ran a recent survey to get an understanding of the pain points and developed a comprehensive FAQ which you can find here.The crux of the issue is around the policy wording of Business Interruption extensions. To provide further clarity, SATSA is hosting a live webinar with legal and insurance experts to discuss the issue and answer your questions. Please note that this webinar cannot deal with each specific case as policy wordings differ policy-to-policy. Rather, it is aimed at helping you understand how the wording of Business Interruption insurance policies can be interpreted differently and answer questions that will be of general interest to the wider tourism and hospitality community. Should you wish to submit your questions for the webinar beforehand, please email email@example.com. Date: Thursday, 18 June 2020
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Meet the ExpertsJohannes Loubser
Attorney @Oosthuizen & Co. Attorney, conveyancer and notary, with focus on commercial, insurance and property law BA LLB (Stel) (UNISA) and Dipl Legal Practice (LSSA-UNISA) Spent several years living and working abroad, notably 5 years in Russia Set up the first legal outsourcing department in Africa, Cape Town, 2008, with Exigent Group and UK Firm Pinsent Masons Articled at Legal Aid SA, Stellenbosch 2012 – 2014 Director at Oosthuizen & Company Inc since 2015.
Louis-the-Lwayer Advocate Louis Nel studied at the universities of Stellenbosch, UCT, Wits, Tulane (New Orleans, USA) & London. His focus is travel & tourism, logistics as well as the Small, Micro & Medium Enterprise (’SMME’) markets. He is a regular contributor to various publications and has appeared on television and radio. He has been addressing audiences at conferences locally and internationally since 1990. Adv. Nel is also a regular contributor on The Planner Guru – you can find his articles here.