South African Actuarial Journal Volume 9 (2009)


Demand for actuarial resources in South Africa

Author(s):  W Terblanche
A key thrust of the Actuarial Society of South Africa’s strategic plan is to promote diversity in actuarial demography. The aim is that the membership profile of the actuarial profession increasingly reflects the demographic profile of the country. More broadly, it is useful for a profession to consider how it has evolved, and how changes in the environment in which it operates may affect demand for its services in the future.
Keywords: Actuaries; demand; economic growth; unemployment; education; wider fields

Demand for actuarial resources in South Africa (pdf)


Education for actuarial quality must develop more than technical competence

Author(s):  MW Lowther, WJ McMillan and F Venter
This paper is located in the field of actuarial professional education. It draws on current literature and empirical evidence to argue the need for developing generic ‘normative’ capabilities and values in the actuarial profession. The paper examines three themes of normative education for actuaries—the intended purpose of an education programme, the range of capabilities and values to be developed and educational ‘best practice’.
Keywords: Actuarial education; professional education; normative education; curriculum planning

Education for Actuarial quality (pdf)


Guest editorial: Actuaries and the global financial crisis

SAAJ Volume 9 Guest Editorial (pdf)

The views and opinions expressed in this journal are, unless otherwise stated, those of the authors. Editorial opinion or comment is, unless otherwise stated, that of the Editor and publication thereof does not indicate the agreement of the Actuarial Society of South Africa.

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