Santam expects flood damage to run into millions

Damage to homes, property, vehicles and the loss of revenue from damaged agricultural crops caused by recent floods is expected to run into millions of rand and has already affected many insured South Africans, says short-term insurer Santam. Santam, which has the largest portfolio of personal, commercial and agricultural insurance clients in South Africa, expects…

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Pothole Brigade to fix reported potholes

Potholes have caused endless frustration for drivers across South Africa! The Arrive Alive website and this Blog have received numerous emails reporting potholes and as many requests about how the public can claim for the damage caused by potholes! The car insurance industry has now joined the battle against potholes with Dial Direct partnering in…

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Car Insurer joins the fight against pothole claims with Pothole Brigade

It appears that car insurers are joing the fight to reduce the frustrations caused by potholes across South Africa! Potholes are not only a safety hazard, but they also pose danger to the wheel alignment and suspension of your car – that’s if the short- term danger of a flat tyre doesn’t get you first.…

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Caution required when traffic lights are conflicting or not working!!

Traffic Lights that are either not working or malfunctioning are causing much frustration to motorists. It is of the utmost importance that drivers should be alert to these dangers and approach intersections with even more caution!! A regular visitor emailed this photo about conflicting message from traffic lights. This is however not a matter for…

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Does car insurance cover flood damage?

Floods have caused devastation in Australia, Brazil and even South Africa. Nowhere has the impact been more visible as in the video shared on this blog and titled “Video captures scene as vehicles are swept away by floods in Australia” Watching this video we are all confronted with the question – how big is the…

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