•  
  • Sign Up
 

insurance latest news


Building insurance: All you need to know

Becoming a homeowner is both an exciting and freeing experience. But with this independence comes responsibility.

Read Article

Stars and their cars

From Steve McQueen to Mick Jagger, we take a drive down memory lane and look at the famous stars in their equally awesome cars.

Read Article

Step-By-Step Guide To Taking Out A Home Loan

Deciding to buy a house is an exciting venture for anyone. Not only are you adding a huge asset to your name, it means that you will finally have a place to call your own.

Read Article

Life insurance rates: How factors can influence the costs

Many people put life insurance off and make other insurances a priority without realising the importance of insuring one's life.

Read Article

The Truth Behind Speeding Fines In South Africa

If you've owned a car for awhile, the chances are good that you've been caught speeding and have had to pay a fine before. After having to fork over the hundreds of Rands to pay your fine, there might have been a few things that you wondered about traffic fines in South Africa. Here are a few truths behind speeding fines in S.A:

Read Article

iPhone case can hack your PIN

In a scary realisation, it appears thieves can steal your bank card PIN code by simply standing in line behind you at the till. How you ask? CNC explains;

Read Article

Top 5 Asked Questions About The New Car License Renewal Laws

As of the 1st of November, the process for renewing a driver's license in South Africa underwent some changes. The new law requires that drivers have to provide a proof of residence when renewing their driver's license disk. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions concerning the new law

Read Article

Car Insurance Myths To Be On The Lookout For

Kid’s aren’t the only one’s who myths and fairy tales are told to, the world of car insurance is full of myths and half-truths that adults believe everyday. Below is a list of the most common car insurance myths and mistakes to avoid in car insurance:

Read Article

S.A Road Accidents When Are You At The Most Risk: Weekdays VS Weekends

South African roads aren't exactly the safest place on earth. With one of the highest rate of road accidents in the world, and also records the most road accidents in Africa.

Read Article

How Can I Lower My Car Insurance?

Want to know how your car insurance rates are calculated? Take a look as we give you the scoop on avoiding high premiums.

Read Article

The World's Most Dependable Cars of 2015

Many think the more you pay for a car equals the more reliability and longevity one will receive from it. Right? Not always.

Read Article

We're Only Just Starting To Understand The Side-Effects Of Driverless Cars

The dawn of driverless cars is almost upon us. Many people in industry seem certain that the largest revolution in personal transport since the invention of the car itself is less than a decade away.

Read Article

6 Ways To Save On Monthly Insurance Payments

In today’s unpredictable world, having reliable and sufficient insurance can help save you money in the long run. Monthly insurance payments can become costly, if you have higher premiums, and more than one policy. Here are a few tips to help you save on all your monthly insurance costs:

Read Article

Bizarre Car Insurance Claims

We all know that accidents happen; that’s why everyone has Car Insurance. Sometimes, the completely unexpected happens. Here are 6 of the most bizarre claims on Car Insurance. That is, 6 hilariously good reasons why having insurance coverage for your car is a good idea.

Read Article

Clarkson Slips a Gear

The BBC has fired Jeremy Clarkson from top-rated petrol-head show, Top Gear, reports The Daily Beast ...

Read Article

The Difference Between Building and Home Insurance

When it comes to your home, having insurance coverage should be high priority. When you own a house, there are two types of insurance that you should consider purchasing: Home (or Contents) Insurance, and Building Insurance.

Read Article

The Most Ridiculous Lawsuits

The reasons why you may need legal insurance are endless. You never know what might happen. We've found some of the most unexpected and ridiculous lawsuits to ever be filed.

Read Article

Next to Get Hacked: Your Car

Modern vehicles are built with a range of computerised systems that control and monitor security, fuel, engine management and more. Unfortunately, these systems are vulnerable to compromise.

Read Article

40 of the Most Ridiculous Car Insurance Claims

We’ve all been in the position where we have felt we had to lie to our insurance provider in order to gain coverage for a car accident that actually was our fault. I guess the more desperate you are, at the time, the more extreme your claim story ends up being. Here are 40 of the most ridiculous car insurance claims ever recorded (and some were even approved/found to be true!). No matter how desperate your situation, try to stay away from these…

Read Article

Road Accident Statistics From the Festive Period

In a world where death is inevitable, we remain determined to prevent it occurring unnaturally as best as we can. Yet, 1.3 million people still die, every year, on roads throughout the world. That’s approximately 3200 people per day, of which 47 deaths occur in South Africa.

Read Article

Ebola Facts That Will Shock You

Despite the countless news reports on the Ebola outbreak taking place, primarily in West Africa, there are many who remain unaware of the true extent of this epidemic. This article is designed to educate you on the shocking facts that surround the Ebola outbreak. By reading this, may you become informed and choose to take action.

Read Article

BMW SA bets big on electric cars

BMW, which will launch two electric cars in South Africa early next year, is working with other car makers to create a network of public recharging points in the country’s urban centres.

Read Article

SA app extends home alarms to iOS

A South African developer has built an application for Paradox alarm systems, used extensively in South Africa, to extend their functionality to smartphones.

Read Article

Interest rates becoming less of a concern for South African car buyers – Standard Bank Research

Although 66% of South Africans still rely on vehicle finance to buy cars, they have become less sensitive to finance rates over the last two years. In contrast, the number of those fortunate enough to be able to pay cash for their new set of wheels has increased by 5%.

Read Article

Remote jamming robbery on camera

Insurance broker Aon South Africa on Tuesday released various advisories about the rise in incidents of car remote jamming and the point that criminals are not holding back on when and where their victims are targeted.

Read Article

Candle without the flame

Shack fires are a big problem in South Africa and devastate the lives of thousands of people each year. A new local invention aims to replace the candle with a solar powered LED light.

Read Article

Vehicle cloning, auctions and the insurance industry

Allegations of money laundering and organised crime arise from vehicle cloning, vehicle salvage auctions and the increased number of vehicle write-offs by insurance companies.

Read Article

And the worst traffic in SA is…

Satnav specialist TomTom has released its fourth annual global traffic index for 2013. The report analyses traffic in major cities in SA such as Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.

Read Article

Measles Virus Put Woman's Cancer into Remission

A highly concentrated dose of measles virus has put a woman's incurable cancer into remission, according to researchers.

Read Article

Insurance Crime Bureau Warms on Theft of Vehicles from Auto Body Repair Shops

High value vehicles are currently being targeted by criminals at dealerships and especially Auto Body Repair Companies. Don’t let it happen to you – read on to find out more…

Read Article

How New Car Prices Have Surged

CMH CEO pins the surge in new car prices on the weakening rand.

Read Article

VW’s Golf R 400 Roars Into Beijing

There’s a new flagship Golf around and it’s making waves at the 2014 China auto show in the form of the Golf R 400 concept.

Read Article

Trophy Home Sales Go Through the Roof on Stock Shortages

Trophy homes are back in vogue with estate agents reporting a strong increase in property sales in wealthy suburbs where price tags typically exceed R10m.

Read Article

Guidelines, Timeline for Private Healthcare Market Inquiry Launched: Tamara Paremoer - Competition Commission

"What we are doing is evaluating the market broadly in an inquisitorial manner and trying to understand whether … that market prevents or distorts or restricts competition," Tamara Paremoer from the Competition Commission

Read Article

Making South Africa’s Roads Safer This Easter

Road accidents increase over festive holidays, CarTrack provides useful road safety tips to follow when driving over the Easter Weekend.

Read Article

Axis Camera Station Version 4.0 Enables More Efficient Video Surveillance

Local network video surveillance company, Axis Communications has announced an upgrade to its Axis Camera Station solution with Version 4.0 bringing complete video monitoring and recording capabilities.

Read Article

Double-whammy Investment for Sandton

Development in Sandton means higher residential property value but also higher rates and taxes.

Read Article

Short-Term Insurance Industry Cautions Motorists

Short-term Insurance Industry cautions motorists against the dangers of current rain and flooding across Gauteng and further north.

Read Article

Santam and UNICEF Spotlight Childrens' Rights Through Art

Santam has partnered with UNICEF to highlight the plight of children's rights through the creative medium of art with the Santam Child Art Project.

Read Article

Beijing Residents Get Cover Against Smog

Beijing residents have now opted for health cover against rising levels of smog, stating they worry about health risks caused by air pollution.

Read Article

Survey Says,"Welcome To Suburbia"

This year sees an influx of black South Africans into the homeowners market, according to FNB survey.

Read Article


Quick Links

Oscar Pistorius to be sentenced this week
Oscar Pistorius is due to be sentenced this week in the High Court in Pretoria. Proceedings will start at 9:45am.
Dlamini claims SA can survive on R753 a month
According to Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, South Africans can live off R753 a month. A little rich coming from someone who earns just over R2 million a year.
South Africa’s economic fate is in the hands of ratings agency
South Africans will be holding their breath as the country’s credit rating is announced later today.
South Africa’s (Potential) Credit Rating Downgrade
In June, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) will make its decision on whether to downgrade South Africa’s credit rating to junk status or not.
Consumers saved by the National Credit Amendment Act
Are you stuck with debt older than three years? Thanks to the National Credit Amendment Act, debt that are prescribed are no longer legal to collect.
Ponzi Schemes explained
Have you ever come across an “Investment plan” that promises extremely high returns per year, guaranteed? Chances are you will lose your money.