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Bertus Visser, Chief Executive of Distribution at PSG Insure

Use home chemicals safely for fire safety

By Bertus Visser, Chief Executive of Distribution at PSG Insure. Countless household goods contain flammable chemicals, while those containing non-flammable chemicals can come in combustible packaging. There are several examples of common chemical-laden products you’ll find in your home. Each carry the risk of fire if not properly handled or stored, and we often forget […]

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AON 2016 Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report

How to be disaster-ready for floods, fires and other systemic risks

If there was a fire nearby your home, would you know what to do? If the river adjacent to you started flooding, what immediate actions would you take? Disaster preparedness is an absolute necessity in a time of increasing catastrophes. While public-private partnerships like Santam’s Partnership for Risk and Resilience (P4RR) go a long way to mitigate systemic […]

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Fighting fire by managing risk

Property and business interruption losses as a result of wildfire have increased dramatically in South Africa. Managing fire risk is every property owner’s responsibility as experts warn that the world is becoming warmer and drier, increasing the chances of unwanted wildfire. (more…)

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Natural catastrophes need more sophisticated risk engineering programmes

South Africa has experienced a spate of natural catastrophes in recent years. These have ranged from tornados, flash floods, freak hailstorms, droughts and fires, with the last five years in particular racking up billions of rand in damages and insurance claims. As a result risk managers and insurers are under increasing pressure to scrutinise and revise […]

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Free financial planning advice for Knysna, George fire victims

In support of the Knysna, George and surrounding areas fire victims, the Financial Planning Institute (FPI) is activating the FPI Disaster Assistance Pro Bono Programme for a three-month period starting from 1 July 2017. In the case of the current disaster, this initiative will entail offering free financial planning advice to residents whose lives were […]

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Consumers warned of insurance risks in light of Cape Town fires

Over the past few weeks devastating fires have swept across areas in and around Cape Town, creating severe damage to properties. With firefighters still trying to get many of the blazes under control, people who live in the affected areas are at risk of suffering huge financial losses as the infernos advance closer to residential […]

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