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Navigating Grief: Dos and Don’ts for Supporting a Mourning Loved One

Losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult experience, and knowing how to support someone who is grieving can be challenging. During times of loss, the words we choose to express our sympathy and comfort can make a significant difference in the grieving process. In this article, we’ll explore what to say (and what not to say) to someone who is mourning the loss of a loved one, while also highlighting the importance of being prepared with solutions like the Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan, a funeral insurance policy that provides financial assistance during times of bereavement. What to Say: “I’m… Read More
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Restoring Dignity: Crowdfunding in African Communities Reconsidered

In the aftermath of loss, when grief weighs heavily and hearts ache with the absence of loved ones, the financial strain of arranging a farewell shouldn’t compound the pain. Yet, amidst life’s uncertainties, many resort to platforms like GoFundMe for funeral funds. However, a poignant truth emerges: dignity shouldn’t be sacrificed in desperate pleas for assistance when viable alternatives like the Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan offer a more dignified solution. The Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan stands as a beacon of reassurance in the face of life’s cruel inevitability. Offering up to £20,000 or $20,000 within 24 hours of a loved… Read More
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Initiating Discussions: How to Approach the Topic of Burial Wishes

Starting a conversation about your burial wishes can be challenging especially in African homes where it is considered taboo to talk about death. Talking about death is usually associated with fast-forwarding the death. However, it is important for your loved ones to understand your preferences. This is more so where there are likely to be diverse preferences among those who would make decisions about your burial. Questions like, would you want a burial or a cremation? Would you want to be buried abroad or in your country of birth? Issues of do you want an extravagant or a simple burial?… Read More
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Innovative Group Funeral Insurance Launched by Diaspora Insurance

By Diaspora Insurance News GLOBAL insurance and risk management company, Diaspora Insurance, has launched new products as the UK-based firm pursues relentless innovation to meet the evolving needs of its worldwide clientele. The company’s ground-breaking and widely popular Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan changed the narrative of the traditional coffin-and-bus approach to funeral insurance to hard currency and cash-based financial intervention which is better suited to meet the needs of transnational diaspora communities. And this Thursday, Diaspora Insurance CEO and Founder, Mr Jeff Madzingo announced the launch of new group funeral insurance products under Group Funeral Cash Plan. The thrust of… Read More
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South Africa’s Goalkeeper Shines: Leading the Team to Cup of Nations Semi-Finals

By Reuters South Africa goalkeeper Ronwen Williams saved four penalties in the post-match shootout against the Cape Verde Islands to carry his country into the last four of the Africa Cup of Nations after a 0-0 draw in their quarter-final on Saturday. Mothobi Mvala scored the decisive kick to make it 2-1 on penalties and win South Africa a semi-final place for the first time since 2000 but they were fortunate to get past the smallest nation in the tournament at Charles Konan Banny Stadium. South Africa now take on Nigeria in Bouake in their semi-final on Wednesday. It was… Read More
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Nelson Mandela’s Granddaughter Dies of Cancer at 43 in South Africa

By BBC News JOHANNESBURG: Zoleka Mandela, granddaughter of South Africa’s first democratically elected president Nelson Mandela, has died of cancer at the age of 43. She passed away on Monday evening surrounded by friends and family, a spokesperson said. In recent years, Zoleka had become well known for detailing her cancer treatment. She was also open about her history of drug addiction. The Nelson Mandela Foundation said her work was inspirational. It said that she raised “awareness about cancer prevention” as well as “breaking down the stigma surrounding the disease”. Zoleka also spoke candidly about her struggles with depression and… Read More
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Restaurateur Fundraising to Repatriate ‘Beloved Waiter’ to Zimbabwe

By People’s Post SOUTH AFRICA: Two men, aged 34 and 61, will be remanded in custody pending their bail application on charges of being in possession of suspected stolen property and the murder of a “beloved” local waiter in Claremont, Raynold Mutasa (37), on Thursday 24 August. According to Claremont police’s Vispol Commander Lt Col Marnus Fourie, the two suspects did not plead when they appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court on Monday 28 August, pending consultations with their legal representatives. They will next appear on Tuesday 12 September. Meantime, the local restaurant where Matusa, a Zimbabwean national, served as… Read More
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Opportunities at Diaspora Insurance: How to Get Hired and Advance Your Career

Diaspora Insurance is a global company that provides insurance products targeted at diasporas worldwide. Some of the key products are the Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan, the Group Funeral Cash Plan and the Diaspora Life Cover. This broad range of products and services creates opportunities for potential candidates living in the diaspora. However, before we discuss the various roles available at Diaspora Insurance, there is a need to take a glance at the values at the core of the company.   What are the values of Diaspora Insurance? Our company values serve as a compass to our team members, showing them… Read More
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Mitigating Policy Lapse Risk: Measures Clients Can Take for Funeral Insurance

In my Part 3 blog: Traditional Funeral Insurance – A Mass Market Product That The Masses Do Not Understand, I focused on wide misconceptions by mass consumers on how insurance works with the view of helping an average policyholder manage their policy better for continuity of cover. In Part 1 blog; Funeral Insurance Debate: Why Cash-Based Funeral Plans Are The Future, I weighed in on the new future where all funeral policies should be cash-denominated for reasons of sustained value for money and treating customers fairly. I had also, previously in Part 2 blog: Traditional Funeral Insurance – A Focus… Read More
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Managing the Impact of Dying in the Diaspora: Strategies and Support

For those who die in a foreign country, the cost of dying can be overwhelming. There are a variety of expenses associated with death, including funeral costs, repatriation costs, and more. In addition to these direct costs, you may also have to deal with legal and administrative costs. It is therefore important for individuals traveling abroad to plan ahead and take steps to protect their loved ones in the event of their death abroad. By understanding the potential costs involved, having a will in place, and ensuring family members have access to the necessary documents upon death, individuals can try… Read More
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