It is a big week for the guys over at Cover Magazine. Tony and Brent have the Cover InsureTech conference on at the Wanderers Club in Joburg. The conference is serving a plethora of speakers on all things tech for insurance. Day 1 belongs to the doers. While Day 2 recognises broader insurance tech.

Cover magazine also celebrates its 30th birthday. Having been published since 1988 and with Tony van Niekerk at the helm since 2007, the magazine has provided valuable insight into the world of insurance in not only the South African landscape but also the African continent.

Having survived the dot com boom and the emergence of the digital space over print version of business magazines, Cover continues to provide relevant information to the industry.

After the Insuretech conference, there will be a party for invited guests, hosted by Tony and Brent, to celebrate this milestone.

In honour of their longevity and service to the industry, CN&CO has made a donation on Cover’s behalf to the Shark Spotters organisation, which provides Safety, Education, Research and Conservation in the False Bay area of Cape Town. Started by friend of CN&CO, Conn Bertish’s brother. Shark conservation is close to Tony’s heart so naturally the fit is perfect.

Chief Señor of CN&CO, Carel Nolte had this to say about Tony van Niekerk. “I rate him as a man of immense integrity. He always does what’s right. He’s a mensch.” He added “He really focuses on people and the relationships with them. Looking for the long term, win-win opportunities. And it is with this that after knowing him for so many years, I count him as a special friend, who, I love having a meal, coffee, champagne with while shooting the breeze and learning from him.

“Not that Cover makes him, what most impresses me, is his role as husband, dad, grandfather and boss. And while 30 years is great, his values are far more impressive.”

Along with CN&CO partners, Fulcrum Group and OUTvest, assisting with the celebrations of 30 magnificent years, we at CN&CO are looking forward to the 80s themed party.