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Youth encouraged to dream big, work hard and build a brighter future

26 June 2017

RMA marks Youth Month with practical career advancement advice on Career Day

Ambition is the first step towards a brighter future, both for South Africa’s youth and the economy to which they will ultimately contribute. Without a meaningful plan of action towards reaching these ambitions, they are in danger of remaining unfulfilled dreams. This Youth Month, one company is reaching out to the youth with advice and bursaries to help them build their careers to meet and exceed their aspirations.

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13 June 2017

June is Youth Month and as RMA we are passionate about making a contribution to the future of South Africa by helping to educate young people, prepare them for the workplace and help them to develop themselves within their careers.

As part of this commitment, we host an annual Career Day, this year with the topic: “How do I build my career?”.

Date: 24 June 2017
Time: 09h00 – 12h00
Venue: Hilton Hotel, 138 Rivonia Road, Sandton

To confirm your attendance, follow this link http://bit.ly/2qYMVcz.

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1 June 2017

Providing occupational injury compensation for over a century and still going strong

With the world having just celebrated Workers’ Month in South Africa, Rand Mutual (RMA) understands the profound ways in which disability affects individuals’ lives. The personal journey of dealing with the consequences of physical injury is unique to each individual and few organisations understand such challenges better than RMA, which on 1 June 2017 celebrates 123 years of providing caring, compassionate compensation to injured workers.

“We were the first institution in South Africa to provide compensation to workers, and RMA has been a pioneer in this field since our inception in 1894. The company’s birth predates the workers’ compensation legislation in this country,” says RMA’s chief executive officer Jay Singh.

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30 March 2017

RMA invests in additional support for Malawian beneficiaries Two young men performing a good deed caught the attention of RMA Mobile Clinic staff in Malawi. Rand Mutual (RMA) has provided them with training and they will soon be providing assistance to injured workers under RMA’s care in the greater Lilongwe and Blantyre districts. “A number of RMA beneficiaries, who have been pensioned following occupational injuries in the mining and related industries, reside in neighbouring countries, including Malawi,” explains Dr Deodat Kritzinger, General Manager: Medical of RMA. “Our RMA Mobile Clinic travels throughout Southern Africa, including to remote rural areas in South Africa and Malawi, each year visiting our beneficiaries to perform maintainance on their prosthetics and wheelchairs, or replace them, as needed. “During the mobile prosthetic clinic’s annual trip to Malawi last year, two young men approached our team at Lilongwe to volunteer their assistance. They showed great enthusiasm in helping out in and around the clinic, and their compassion for RMA’s disabled beneficiaries was clearly evident. “The young men, whose names are Rabson Zakalia and Fountain Kamanga, demonstrated a strong desire to help others, which strongly resonates with RMA’s ethos of caring, compassionate compensation. They showed such potential that our mobile clinic team motiva

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23 November 2016

A workshop bringing together experts in rehabilitative care for people with physical disabilities, hosted by Rand Mutual (RMA) on Tuesday, culminated in Paralympic medallist Ernst van Dyk presenting four individuals with advanced prosthetics, designed to improve mobility.

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16 November 2016

RMA invests in the future of sport-loving eight-year-old

At a very young age Ubuko Mpotulo had to have his legs amputated following health complications, but this bright little fellow has never let this hold him back.

“A few months ago, Ubuko came to RMA’s attention when his grade one teacher, Janey Stevens of College Street Primary School in East London, sent out a heartfelt plea for sponsorship of prosthetic legs for this young man,” says Nomfundo Mcilongo, General Manager: Sales & Marketing at RMA.

“His teacher informed us that Ubuko runs, jumps, hops, skips and swims with his classmates, refusing to let his physical limitations hold him back from living life to the fullest. He is an inspiration to us all.

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13 October 2016

RMA recently launched is O sa phela (Proof of Life) campaign at a press conference in Maseru. During the month of October RMA is calling on all its pensioners in Lesotho to complete their Proof of Life process at any Nedbank Lesotho branch during the month of October.

This process is important in order to ensure that RMA is paying a pension to living recipients, and therefore it needs to be completed twice a year.

An RMA pensioner is an injured worker with a permanent disability, or the widows and beneficiaries of workers who have died as a result of their work-related injury or disease who are currently receive a pension from RMA.

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19 September 2016

Supporting injured workers through integrated care initiatives

Reaching workers’ compensation beneficiaries far and wide Disability affects individuals’ lives in many profound ways, and the personal journey in dealing with the consequences of physical injury is unique to each individual. The emotional and practical challenges that sudden disability presents are equally complex and singular. Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA) understands these challenges and has thus adopted a culture of caring, compassionate compensation when assisting injured workers. “Southern Africa is a vast geographical area, and mining and heavy industry in this country attract workers from far and wide. When people suffer life-changing disability, they frequently opt to return to their families for the support that their loved ones provide,” says Dr Deodat Kritzinger, General Manager: Medical of RMA. “Outside of the major cities, however, there are often not sufficient services and facilities to meet a disabled person’s particular needs. Mobility and transport, as well as access to the necessary specialist healthcare, may pose particular difficulties. RMA has thus taken it as part of its responsibility to lessen such burdens and ensure the lives under its care receive the support they need. We have therefore developed a range of services to provide

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8 September 2016

Residents of Rand Mutual Care Facility recently had a fun-filled day of healthy activity when they competed in the wheelchair event of the Welkom Eskom Athletics Club Road Race 2016.

“Congratulations to all our beneficiaries who took part in the 1.5km wheelchair road race. This race presented an enjoyable opportunity for getting fresh air and exercise, as well as stimulating healthy competition,” says Dr Deodat Kritzinger, General Manager: Medical at Rand Mutual Assurance.

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6 September 2016

Our eyes are without a doubt one of our most precious assets. They allow us to perform valuable tasks like driving and reading and to observe precious moments with family and friends. However, the importance of eye safety, especially in the workplace, is often overlooked and as a result many South Africans sustain life altering eye injuries every year.

September sees the start of Eye Safety Awareness Month and Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA) would like to urge employers and employees to emphasise and prioritise eye safety in the workplace.

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