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 Welcome ART®    

What is Alternative Risksmiths and Traders (Pty) Ltd (short name: ART)?

ART is an independent Risk Management (RM) organisation, a rarity these days.
This is main part of the uniqueness of the service proposition (USP) which is offered.

ART is also a gateway to other independent and / or expert risk-related organisations, leaders in their respective fields, some for decades.

ART's Expertise

ART has been in business since 2002. It is run by Paul Brightman, who has over thirty years of Risk Management experience as a buyer, seller and intermediary

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 Skills and Knowledge    

In-house skills and knowledge includes, but is not limited to:

  • Risk health assessments and support systems.
  • Business analysis, planning, structuring and the strategic delivery process.
  • Tried and tested Risk Management solutions – theory and practice.
  • Risk transfer facilitation - risk financing (ART), insurance and reinsurance.
  • Business Intelligence (BI) / Information Technology (IT) delivery systems.
  • Customised team formation.
  • Access to specialised local and international expertise.
  • One stop business outsourcing solutions.
  • Physical and intangible product / service industries advice.
  • A robust people and skills network.
  • Skills shortage remediation
 What is ART?    

Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), simply put, is defined as any non-traditional risk transfer mechanism. It could be argued that even ART has become traditional, as it does nothing new. For this reason, ART is often viewed as a methodology of looking at risk-related matters in a fresh way.

Welcome to the world of Risk Management (RM), Risk Therapy (RT) and Alternative Risk Transfer (ART)


“ART is an authorised Financial Services Provider”


Paul Brightman - Alternative Risksmiths and Traders (Pty) Ltd. Short name - ART.
Cell : +2783 708 3634 Work : +2711 646 2777
11, Taylor Rd, Greenside, Johannesburg. Code: 2193. &

"We have already given you a start on the road to a healthier view, by merely expressing a new idea. You can now reflect upon the other benefits of conversing with us or, better still, make contact."


Paul Brightman
   Mini Risk Health Check Minimize  

When finishing a demonstration of the MRHC system, we’re often told that it’s too cheap, but then we are wholesalers aiming for repeat volume sales. Just because something is useful it doesn’t have to be a rip-off!

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We have a secure, internet-based Risk Management solution available. The standard system can be installed and operational within two working days on your own website, for your own use, your clients or suppliers via discrete logins.

Updates and customisation facilities are readily available for this Enterprise-Wide control system.

This will address your immediate Risk Management requirements and responsibilities, in line with the King III commission and the 2010 Companies Act recommendations. Consider implementation of the Alternative solution before you are forced to by law; possibly at greatly inflated prices!

   Risk Management News  

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:50:10 -0500

By Steven Gamble and Katia Mengel Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Africas diversity is reflected in its legal systems. The following legal curiosities give a taste of what makes the continent such an interesting, and sometimes challenging, place to transact.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:46:40 -0500

Fury Motor Group is sponsoring a brand new Ford Ranger, 3. 2 Super Cab, manual, 4x2, vehicle that has been custom built as a road accident support vehicle. The on-board equipment is sponsored by Cartrack and will comprise of a full range of Holmatro hydraulic extrication and stabilising toolsets, a Lukas Jaws of Life set that includes a spreader and cutter in addition to high angle rope rescue equipment.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:04:42 -0500

Mediation will be introduced as a preferred alternative to litigation in South African Magistrates Courts from August 1 this year, when amendments to the rules regulating the conduct of proceedings of South African Magistrates Courts come into effect.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:41:40 -0500

Results from the 2014 first quarter PPS Graduate Professionals Confidence Index (PCI) reveal that South African graduate professionals are slightly more confident about the outlook for the economy and the prospects for the Rand than they were in the last quarter of 2013.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:36:34 -0500

MUA Insurance Acceptances, the leading underwriter specialising in personal lines insurance solutions tailored for high net worth individuals, has launched a new private watercraft product, in addition to other value-added product enhancements, as the company effectively begins its relationship with new risk carrier, Auto General Insurance Company.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:30:49 -0500

The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has noted recent views expressed by various stakeholders regarding the LLB degree following the announcement by Wits to offer its LLB as a postgraduate qualification only.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:20:01 -0500

Study analyses 24 urban projects around the world Worldwide cities face the challenge of growing economically while balancing the social and environmental side of the city to remain sustainable in the future.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:28:21 -0500

The following is an overview of the short-term insurers results for 2013 as extracted from the third edition of PwCs analysis of major insurers results for the year ended 31 December 2013. Short-term insurance groups analysed included Absa Insurance, Mutual Federal, OUTsurance, Santam and Zurich Insurance.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:28:00 -0500

Guest item in March 2014 SAIA Bulleting by Kobus van Niekerk Consort Technical Underwriting Managers (Pty) Ltd Unlike most material damage policies, Plant All Risks Insurance offers various options in insured values, the settlement of claims as well as total loss settlements.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:26:48 -0500

Charmaine Koch, IISA It may be surprising to consider that with all the reporting we provide to government and regulators such as: INSETA FSB Dept. of Labour Stats SA SAQA and CHE there is still no single point of data that we as industry can turn to for information on talent management or our human capital resources in the industry.


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