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Don't leave your home out in the cold

It's that time of the year when the days are cooler and the nights longer. We've already brought out our coats and scarves to keep us warm, but how much attention has been given to our homes? Don't wait until it's too late before taking the necessary steps to make your home the place for warmth and comfort this winter Winter comes with icy-cold temperatures across the country, and for some areas, a wet winter can be expected. Before the days get too cold and you go into hibernation, make sure t

MiWay amongst the fairest insurers in the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance 2016 report

MiWay ranked 'best in class' in this year's Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance (OSTI) report, receiving the lowest over-turn rate amongst insurers with claims exceeding 32,000. With an exceptionally low over-turn rate of just 7.69%, MiWay ranked well below industry average scores across the board, further emphasising the insurer's ongoing commitment to exemplary customer service and treating customers fairly. The OSTI is an independent body committed to resolving short-term insurance complain

5 ways to manage your junk status budget

With South Africa having being downgraded to junk status, many of us have been asking ourselves what exactly it means for the individual - and how deep the impact will be felt by consumers. If you're shopping around for a car or already have one, you may even be considering going without car insurance. With all the widespread speculation on price hikes and a further downgrade, there are a few considerations that you may want to keep in mind: SAVE! Be strict on yourself. Saving money may not be

4 useful ways you can save money on car insurance

Everyone knows how important car insurance is; however, forking out a few extra bucks every month is something that will probably leave you feeling blue. We get it, car insurance can be pricey. Car insurance does not necessarily have to leave a hole in your pocket, but if you feel it is, then the term 'save money' should be as appealing to you as strawberry ice-cream on a hot summer afternoon. There is a way out, especially if you follow these important tips: Do your research. Spend time brow

Recommended motorcycle roadtrips in South Africa

South Africa is a country filled with diversity that translates into everyday beauty hidden within nature - and yes, even within the city. There's just something exhilarating and freeing about the open road; and with all the splendour and adventure of our country's hidden gems waiting to be explored, what better way to do so than on your favourite two-wheeled steel machine? Whether you're riding out alone, setting off on a breakfast ride with your favourite pillion, or gearing up for an epic r

What's the fuss about networking?

What does networking mean to small business owners - and is it worth it? The Oxford Dictionary defines networking as "a system of trying to meet and talk to other people who may be useful to you in your work." It is said that networking is like having a myriad of sales people working for you, because everyone you speak to carries the potential to advertise your product, business and the services you offer. Typically, the aim of specialised networking events is to provide a friendly environment

Is your small business facing these challenges?

Despite the fact that small, medium and micro enterprises are estimated to provide employment to up to 60% of the South African labour force, SMEs face plentiful challenges on a daily basis. Administrative tasks are likely to consume a vast majority of billable hours. Between legal compliance, SARS documentation, bureaucratic red tape and lack of resources, emerging enterprises are left with very little time to get on with what they should actually be doing best - growing their businesses. Her

Sharing the road with motorcyclists: 9 tips to frustration-free riding

As a motorcyclist, there's a thrilling feeling of being untouchable that comes with being able to swoosh through traffic and weave your way around other road users. But, how safe is it? Road safety is a continuous concern on our roads and it is always necessary to consider other road users when on the road. Many road users may get frustrated with riders, however, these tips can help you share the road with other road users and avoid further frustrations on your motorcycle ride: Time your ride

Congratulations Attorney Jennifer!

"Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom." - Sandra Day O'Connor Another one of MiWay's Dispute Resolutions Officers, Jennifer, has been admitted as a qualified Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. From obtaining an LLB, completing her articles, attending practical legal training and passing the board exams - it took a lot of sacrifice, perseverance and hard work from Jennifer.

Live to ride another day

"Training (theory and practical), gives you the skill or technique, when applied and practised will result in the confidence to gain experience." There is no other way - No Shortcut! - Hein Jonker, Editor of Bike Talk With increasing traffic on the roads and rising fuel costs, swapping your mode of transport to a zippy, fuel-efficient motorcycle may start sounding more and more attractive. However, whether it's the thrill of the ride or the joys of swooshing through bumper-to-bumper traffic, sa

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