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7 ways to drive more safely in wet weather

"You would think people forget how to drive when it starts raining" If you've never said this, you've probably heard it before. The weather impacts so many areas of our lives, it's hard to get through it without a little disturbance in the usual way of doing things. With the way the weather has been recently, being on the road has been quite an adjustment adventure, with drivers having to take their driving skills to the next level, and others unearthing driving talents they didn't know they po

#WhateverTheWeather be prepared!

With all this weird weather we've been experiencing in the past few weeks, we've been triggered to do as much as possible to secure our homes, cars and our valuables. Images of all the damage incurred by motorists have gone viral, but we can't push aside property damage - more so now that we have random tornados lurking about! After the tough, dry years of El Nino, we're now faced with the stormy cousin, La Niña, and she comes bearing heavy rainfall. If these predictions play out accurat

MiWay Heroes: Sam from Training

We caught up with another one of our MiWay heroes, Samantha (Sam), to find out how she juggles her work and personal life. 1. What department do you represent within MiWay and what role do you play in ensuring that you provide a world-class service to the business? I currently represent the Training Department as the Training Manager. My role also encompasses the duties of the Skills Development Manager. My responsibility is to support my team and business in ensuring continuous quality learni

After the flood: was your car affected?

The last few days have left us with a couple of spine chilling and fear provoking images from those affected by the floods. Some have been more impacted than others when it comes to damage. If you unfortunately found yourself amidst the floods but fortunately managed to weather through to safety with your car still intact, these 'after the storm' tips could come in handy when assessing the extent to which your car may have been damaged. How deep was the water you drove through? This will help

We salute you, Attorney Candice!

After a long journey to admission and going through the application process that is like a rite of passage, MiWay's very own Candice is now a proud admitted attorney of the High Court. "The most difficult part was not obtaining the law degree, but rather passing the board exams after first attending work early in the morning and thereafter rushing off to PLT night classes until about 10pm - juggling work and studies is no joke!" Candice says. Being an admitted attorney brings in professional le

Don't chase the storm!

With the current extreme weather conditions being experienced in the Western Cape, we all need to take extra care to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. These tips can help prevent you from getting into a sticky situation: Avoid being on the roads during heavy, stormy weather. And if you're already en route, try and get to higher ground! Be sure to do the same if you are parked in a basement, provided it is safe to do so. Do not allow your car to mist up. Switch your demisters on to clear

How to escape from your car if you are caught in a flash flood

Saving your life can be as easy as turning your car around when you see water on the road. However, as we have experienced in Gauteng this past week, when the rain comes down in buckets, water levels can rise extremely quickly. Even in relatively shallow water, tyres can act as flotation devices - lifting up even big vehicles and sending them downstream. It can take just 60 cm of moving water to move a vehicle and carry it away - even if you are in an SUV! Despite your best efforts, you could f

#WhateverTheWeather, we've got you covered!

Extreme weather conditions have been experienced in the Western Cape. Be prepared and stay safe! Because we care about your safety, we've compiled a series of tips to help you - before the storm, during an emergency situation, and afterwards. 1. Avoid! Prevention is always better than cure. If you can avoid getting caught in a dangerous storm situation, do just that. Here are our tips to avoid getting into a sticky situation. 2. Escape! Floods can catch you off-guard, and you may not be lucky

Business owner's insurance made simple

When you own a business, you have a lot to protect, and the right small business insurance cover can be important to your continued success. Luckily, MiWay offers a variety of business insurance products to choose from so that you can protect your business from damages caused by unexpected situations. Business insurance can be overwhelming - here's where to start! Insuring your business's premises: Perhaps the most obvious reason to purchase small business insurance is to protect your building

Security vs Opportunity

I was recently asked what the most valuable business lesson of my career has been. It forced me to think long and hard, because there were quite a few lessons that came to mind. I ended up with a list of ten. I will devote my next ten blog entries to my ten most valuable business lessons. "There is no security in life, only opportunity" - Mark Twain We all want security in life, however, we often make the mistake to believe that we will find security by looking for security. It's in the chasing

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