New Short-Term Insurance Ombudsman

February 1st, 2012

By Nomfundo Manyathi

Former attorney Dennis Jooste has been appointed as the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance with effect from 1 January 2012.

Mr Jooste is a retired partner of Bowman Gilfillan, where he practised for 40 years before retiring in 2008. As a fellow of the South African Association of Arbitrators, he has vast experience in dispute resolution.

In a press release, the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance said that in 2008 Mr Jooste was ranked number one dispute resolution attorney in South Africa by international association The Practical Law Company and that he was familiar with the short-term insurance industry, having represented insurers in claims disputes and litigation during his time as a practising attorney. Mr Jooste takes over the reins as ombusdman from Brian Martin, who served a five-year term.

Nomfundo Manyathi,

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2012 (Jan/Feb) DR 7.