What you need to know about Home Insurance

Tips from an industry expert The latest South African Police Service (SAPS) crime statistics revealed that there were 220,865 incidents of house burglary reported in 2018/19. This means that, on average, 605 houses were burgled a day. It also means that home insurance...

Getting the most out of your motor insurance

With the latest South African Police Service (SAPS) statistics revealing that a hijacking occurs every 32 minutes in South Africa, motor insurance is no longer a nice-to-have for vehicle owners – it’s a must-have. In the high-net-worth space, however, wealthy...

Are SA’s lavish landscapes covered?

Blessed with a relatively temperate climate, many South Africans enjoy an outdoor lifestyle and a growing trend is to extend one’s indoor living space into outdoor spaces. For high-end South African homeowners, this means that no expense is spared when it comes to...

Travel insurance not a one-size-fits-all solution

Last year saw around 515 398 South Africans travelling to destinations abroad, and according to StatsSA’s estimates, this year will see even more people venturing outside of our country’s borders on holiday and with the mid-year school holidays upon us, many South...

Will our homes become too smart for us?

The Internet of Things (IoT) - a term with which we are becoming increasingly familiar - refers to the interconnection of computing devices and sensors embedded into everyday objects. These objects include devices, vehicles, machines and even smart home appliances...

Insuring your personal generator

After a few weeks of national rolling blackouts, Eskom has announced that no load-shedding is anticipated for this week. The system, however, remains vulnerable, and South Africans remain in the dark regarding the future of Eskom’s energy crisis.   This...

Insuring weird and wonderful high-net-worth items

Getting insurance for your household contents and motor vehicles is pretty standard procedure these days. However, how does one go about insuring a Coca Cola memorabilia collection worth about R750 000, or a brand new Rolls Royce that was bought for R12 million, then...

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) – celebrated globally on March 8 – has become a globally recognised day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women the world over. This year’s theme, #BalanceforBetter (Better the balance, better the...

Rising incidence of art theft in SA calls for specialised insurance

Carte Blanche recently exposed the growing criminal underbelly of art theft in South Africa, where expensive paintings, drawings and sculptures – stolen from wealthy South Africans’ homes to be sold on the black market – are fast becoming one of the best illicit...