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Portable Fire Extinguishers – Part 1

Welcome to our new FireWise: Fire Safety & Prevention newsletter series. In Part 1 of this new series we will look at hand held portable fire extinguishers. Apart from the required number of extinguishers required by legislation, to be discussed later in this series, the foll

Fire Safety Advice

The new year is a great time for a reminder of the do’s and don’ts when it comes to fires, particulary as the Western Cape approaches it’s fire season.  Preventing a fire from starting is just as important as knowing what to do when one has started. Perhaps now is

Six ombuds you can turn to for help

Because we tend to spend more over the summer holiday period and because it’s a good time of year to review our investments and insurance policies, I thought to devote this column to the recourse you have through the various ombuds if you have problems with product and service

Short-term Insurance Claims Negotiator

A well-established Insurance Brokerage in the Southern Suburbs is looking to recruit a Claims Negotiator with the below requirements. Minimum requirements:  Matric  Full NQF 4 (120 Credits)  RE qualification essential  Minimum 5 years claims handling expe

9 Ways To Protect Your Property during Load Shedding

South Africans to take necessary precautions in protecting their property Whether it is stage 2, 4 or 6, rotational load shedding due to a significant deterioration of Eskom operations has become the South African reality. When the load-shedding stage increases, so does the frequ

Road-trip safety tips this Easter

With Covid-19 restrictions relaxed, many South Africans will take the opportunity to travel this Easter weekend, and we’re likely to see more cars hitting the road. Marius Steyn, Underwriting Manager: Personal Lines at Santam, says, “While a road trip is certainly the best wa

The importance of checks before hiring

Employing staff to work on your property is not a decision to be taken lightly – for many reasons. The job description of a domestic or garden helper can be immense, often involving the care of the elderly, children, housework or perhaps ongoing maintenance at your home or

You may be holiday-ready, but what about your home?

For many of us, the beginning of December marks the moment when we can start daydreaming: about kicking back poolside with a drink in hand, spending valuable time with the family making memories, or hitting the road with friends on a good ol’ South African road trip. For many,

How to prevent damage to your home

Home is where the heart is, and you need to follow the necessary steps to protect your family’s future. Owning a home comes with a variety of extra expenses; however, your home insurance premium can spare you enormous financial strain at a later stage. While you can only hope t

Safety for businesses and shoppers

Small businesses – the entrepreneurs and “mom and pop” shops in your community – might not always have the kind of security budgets that bigger players have at their disposal, but there is still a lot that can be done to protect these small and medium enterprises from cri