The Actuarial Society supports actuaries and promotes the interest of the profession in the various practice areas in which its members operate. In order to accomplish this, different committees, task forces and forums are in place. The Committee Handbook describes the Society Committee structure, provides guidance on how Committees should be run and also outlines what Council expects from Committees.


The various Practice Area Committees are responsible for the technical and research work related to the main practice areas.

Council Standing Committees

These Council Standing Committees support the Practice Areas Committees in areas that impacts the whole actuarial landscape.


This committee was established due to the need for actuarial assistance and involvement in Systems and Technology areas. This committee aims to bridge the gap between IT and actuarial.

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Activities of the Committee / Mandate of the Committee


The International Committee: Africa (formerly the Africa Committee) was established given the growing number of ASSA members who were working in countries on the African continent outside of South Africa. The committee is a sub-committee of the Stakeholder Board.


The committee has the following objectives

  • To support the growth of actuarial societies on the rest of the African continent,
  • To work with those actuarial societies on the rest of the continent to support input on legislation in general and including the ability of the FASSA designation to be recognised in the practice areas in which actuaries work,
  • To support the education and continual professional development of students and members who operate on the rest of the African continent, and
  • To maintain stakeholder contacts in countries where ASSA members may have professional work and interest.



Who are the committee


The committee members are


Name Role Countries for which they are committee liaison
Karabo Morule Chairperson
Simba Takawira Committee secretary,
IAA Africa Task Force representative
Janice Angrove Regulations and Guidance workgroup lead
Pedrie Le Roux Liaison Committee workgroup lead Namibia, Morocco, Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia


Louis van As CPD and Events workgroup lead Zimbabwe and Zambia
Warren Humphries Member Lesotho
Giles Waugh Member Botswana
Andrew Gladwin Member eSwatini, Malawi, Ghana and Nigeria
GJ Mellet Member Tanzania and Uganda
Tarryn Fahy Member eSwatini, Ghana and Nigeria
Niel Fourie ASSA staff actuary
Sieg Visser Member
Philip Barnard Member
Michael Tichareva Africa Education Strategy
Takalani Sikhavhakhavha Alternate to Giles Waugh
Bode Olajumoke Member
Heinrich de Kock Member
Hassan Kaniki Member Angola and Mozambique (tbc)
Normal Kelly Member



Presentations and Articles


Please visit the past presentations page for past papers and presentations from the Africa Seminar professional events

Contact information


Karabo Morule

Simba Takawira

Council Task Forces

ASSA can establish Task Forces to complete a specific task or set of tasks that are important to the Actuarial Society.

There are currently no active council task forces.