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SASA Conference 2011

SASA Conference 2011

SASA Conference 2011

SASA Conference 2011

SASA Conference 2011

SASA Conference 2011

SASA Conference 2011

March 2014 SASA newsletter sponsored by Center for BMI, NWU

The mission of the Association is to facilitate advancement of statistical knowledge and promote applications of statistical theory in all spheres of life and hence contribute positively to the development of South Africa
The Association shall strive to accomplish this mission:

  • by creating a forum for attracting and nurturing statisticians in South Africa, and advancing their interests;
  • by actively participating in appropriate processes and structures which impact on the South African society;
  • by promoting public understanding of those statistical concepts which enhance critical faculties and effective citizenship, and fostering public appreciation of sound statistical practice;
  • by being accessible to, and supportive of, the users of statistics in the broader community; and
  • by actively cooperating with organisations and societies associated with disciplines that are broadly related to statistics.

The Association will give financial and other support for research into statistical theory and its applications; will arrange an annual conference and will give guidance to members by means of the SASA NEWSLETTER, the official newsletter, and by making available to members the SOUTH AFRICAN STATISTICAL JOURNAL, the official journal, and/or any other publication; and will in general carry out in a judicious and organised manner any function or act in pursuance of and promoting the above goals.

 

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Announcements

Submission and Registrations over the last week

The website experienced some issues over the last week with registrations and journal submissions. If you used the system recently please re-register or re-submit in case your details were lost.

StatsSA Young Statistician's Competition to attend ISI 2015
Seminar at WITS 8 April 2014 13:30 - 14:10
SASA Conference Proceedings

SASA will once again be producing proceedings of peer-reviewed papers from its annual conference. The deadline for submission of full paper(s) is 31 August 2014. Full details can be found at the following link.

Seminar at WITS 6 March 2014 12:15 - 13:00

WITS School of Statistics and Actuarial Science seminar
TITLE: Fraud in Micro insurance
SPEAKER: Paulo Agostinho  (Outsurance  company)
ABSTRACT: In the past decade, the topic of micro insurance has received much attention from researchers around the world as the drive to alleviate persistent global poverty intensifies. Although micro insurance is a powerful tool that can be used to assist in the fight against poverty, the problem of claims fraud is a serious threat to its long-term sustainability. Analysis of the existing literature reveals a severe shortage of research into the problem of claims fraud in micro insurance. Considering the characteristics that differentiate micro insurance from regular insurance, reveals that most of the approaches used to detect and deter claims fraud in regular insurance are not appropriate to micro insurance. In addition, claims fraud was found to be a more significant problem in micro insurance than regular insurance. The presentation will consider whether statistical methods can be used to allocate severely limited claim investigative resources more efficiently.
 
 
 DATE: 06 March 2014                                                                      VENUE: Central Block, Room 248 (2nd floor)
TIME: 12:15- 13:00                                                               ENQUIRIES: Mrs Edith Thamage 
                                                                                                                  Tel: 011 717 62 72 (edith.thamage@wits.ac.za
 
 

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