The committee considers and reports to Council on the promotion of actuarial research in South Africa.

The committee’s objectives are to:

  • Actively support the development of actuarial research through the Actuarial Society’s education, CPD, standard setting, public policy, and research activities.
  • Actively identify and promote opportunities for members working in research and facilitate communication, discussion and liaison within the profession on relevant topics.
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of the Actuarial Society through research and, in so doing, to support the Actuarial Society brand promise of “thought leadership”.

The committee members are as follows:

Committee member Position
Jannie Venter ASSA Council
Robert Maxwell NWU
Ronald Richman QED
Stephen Walker Old Mutual
Conrad Beyers UP
Shaun Levitan Colourfield
Kwanda Ngwenduna ABSA, ASSA Council Student Representative
Megan Carswell WITS
Sure Mataramvura UCT
Marius du Toit FSCA
Mario Giuricich PWC
Kuda Mupandawana Deloitte & Touche
David Kirk Milliman
Emlyn Flint Peresec
Sandy Govender ASSA Representative


  • Visit the presentations webpage for Research papers and presentations from past professional events of the Actuarial Society.

Please refer to the Research Practice Area Activities for further detail on:

  • Research grants
  • Research tenders
  • Research methods
  • Research support
  • Research prizes
  • Research output

Contact information for any queries regarding Research papers and publications:

Sandy Govender on