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Electricity and your home

Homeowners are at risk of having their insurance claims rejected if it is found that they are not in possession of a valid Electrical Certificate of Compliance (ECOC) for their property. (more…)

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Beware of low insurance premiums: OSTI

When insuring valuable property, the duty is on you, as the owner of the property, to make sure that sufficient cover is provided by the policy before purchasing the insurance product, warns the  Office of the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance (OSTI). “An insurance policy is a binding contract, which, like any other type of contract, […]

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Surviving rising costs without losing out on insurance protection

The increase in the value-added-tax rate to 15% in April has South Africans tightening their belts a little more, but overall the economic mood is lifting and opening the door to improved sentiment and business confidence. (more…)

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Christelle Colman

Top team to head up Old Mutual Insure’s Elite Risk Acceptances

Old Mutual Insure has appointed a solid leadership team to run a new business within the group that will provide bespoke short-term insurance and personal risk management solutions to the high net worth insurance market.  Elite Risk Acceptances is a wholly owned subsidiary of Old Mutual Insure and will act as a specialist underwriter for […]

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Bertus Visser, Chief Executive of Distribution at PSG Insure

Building or renovating? Contractor’s cover is crucial

Anyone who’s ever been involved in a building project that’s gone wrong will appreciate the importance of adequate insurance cover in the construction industry. Whether it’s storm damage to a roof in your newly built guest bedroom, or a bridge collapsing and causing injuries, the list of things that can go wrong during construction is […]

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Take adequate steps to protect property during load shedding

Short-term insurer Santam, says South Africans need to mitigate the damages caused by load shedding by being prepared prior to power going off. Eskom has announced that rotational load shedding will be on-going for the next ten days due to the power grid needing to stabilise following strike action. In light of this, Santam has identified […]

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Why you can’t afford to be uninsured

There are an estimated 11-million registered cars on South African roads and according to the Automobile Association (AA), between 60 and 70% of them are uninsured. This is an alarming statistic considering the number of accidents, hijackings and thefts that take place daily, placing these motorists at exceptional financial risk. (more…)

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Mandy Barrett

Motor insurance tips – how to avoid common pitfalls

There’s nothing quite like a new car to fluff out your tail feathers and put a spring in your step. As exciting as it is, your shiny new car also represents a significant financial responsibility. Insurance may feel like the last thing you want to focus on when you’re chomping at the bit to get […]

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