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Reckless driving can see your insurance claim rejected

Insurance won’t apply in cases of illegality and reckless behaviour The implications of driving under the influence of alcohol, without a valid driver’s licence or reckless driving can be profound– all can lead to an outright rejection of your insurance claim if there is an accident and damage or loss […]

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Good groundwork for short-term insurance

Having adequate short-term insurance cover is an important part of ensuring that your younger loved ones are well taken care of. When they leave home, preparing your older child (or perhaps a younger sibling, or friend) for the adult world ahead will help them make sensible moves towards a healthy […]

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How to determine a building’s insurance value

In estimating the replacement cost of a building, many will refer to a construction guide such as the Property & Construction Handbook published by AECOM. For example, the 2018 handbook recommends the following building rates per square metre for private dwellings (excl. VAT): – Economic: R5 000 – R6 300 […]

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STAYING SAFE IN A DIGITAL WORLD

Provided by Wilna Meiring, IRMSA Risk Intelligence Committee Member From online transactions and banking to shopping and gaming, cyber attackers are methodically finding new ways of using your devices against you, making each one of us increasingly vulnerable. In order to have a positive and safe experience in the digital […]

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Burst geysers never keep office hours

As the law of Murphy would have it, most people get to experience the inconvenience of a burst geyser or water pipe in the early hours of the morning, on a public holiday or over a long weekend, and usually when the temperature has taken a sub-zero plummet. “Winter – […]

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Fraudsters targeting victims of vehicle theft

With the number in vehicle thefts and hijackings increasing across South Africa, an alarming new trend has emerged involving scams directed at the victims of recent vehicle thefts/hijackings. This according to Hugo van der Merwe, National Manager: Assessing at MUA Insurance Acceptances, who says that the company has already seen […]

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Who should you allow to drive your car?

From the family car to the company truck, there are some important things to know about liability involving a loaned vehicle. Whether your friend needs to borrow your bakkie to move his couch or your daughter wants to drive your car to her university class twice a week, it’s not […]

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