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Press Release Archive 2011

The following is a list of media statements released on behalf of the Actuarial Society of South Africa:

Prestigious awards for local actuaries
09 November 2011
The Actuarial Society of South Africa last night bestowed its most prestigious honour, the Murray Medal, on South African actuary Desmond Smith for his outstanding service to the Society and the actuarial profession.
DesmondAward-MediaRelease-20111109 (pdf)

SA’s first CERA’s
04 November 2011
South Africa has produced its first Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuaries (CERAs), making it one of the few countries in the world able to boast actuaries formally trained to devise and implement effective risk strategies across organisations.
SAFirstCERAs-MediaRelease-20111104 (pdf)

ASSA2008 Aids Model released
09 March 2011
The ASSA2008 model was released in March of 2011, and is the most recent version of the ASSA AIDS and Demographic model to be released. The most significant changes to the previous version of the model are greater estimates of the impact of antiretroviral treatment in recent years, as well as significant increases in levels in condom usage over the last decade. (9 March 2011)
ASSA2008AidsModelReleased-NewsRelease-20110309 (pdf)

CERA Designation: South Africa attains Award status
01 February 2011
South Africa’s Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA) qualification was approved by the CERA Global Association in Switzerland in January 2011. Peter Doyle, President of the Actuarial Society of South Africa, says the Society is expecting to announce the country’s first actuaries with the internationally recognised new CERA qualification later this year. Currently the US, UK and Australia are the only other countries where actuaries can obtain the international CERA qualification.
CERANewsRelease-MediaRelease-20110201 (pdf)