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Stuck on the side of the road? We're here to help!

Roadside emergencies can be frightening - and in worse-case scenarios, life-threatening. Often an urgent situation causes shock - which causes you to forget who to phone in an emergency. However, we've prepared this article to help you to better understand how MiHelp (MiWay's 24 hour roadside emergency assistance service) works. The MiHelp Emergency Assistance team is standing by 24 hours a day on 08600 767 64. These four tips will help to guide you - both in preparation for, and during an eme

Sasria insurance explained

South Africa has a history of political and social activism, and mass action may result in severe damage to property and losses in productivity and income. Insurers are well aware of these risks, which is where Sasria cover becomes so important. What is Sasria? According to the Sasria website, Sasria is "a state-owned company and the only short-term insurer that provides cover to all the people and businesses that have assets in South Africa, as well as to government entities, against special r

Look after your home's health this winter!

The trees are bare and there's still a chill in the air. Winter's not yet over. But, just because you feel like hibernating, doesn't mean that home maintenance should take a back seat! Here are a few things that you should do around the house which could save you time, money and hassle later. Roof maintenance If you live in a province with summer rains gone, winter is a good time to check the roof for any leaks or damage and carry out any required repairs. Stick to a regular roof maintenance sc

3 simple car maintenance jobs that you CAN and SHOULD do yourself

Going to the mechanic can be inconvenient and expensive. Most of what you end up paying goes toward labour, and not necessarily the parts themselves. You may be surprised how easy it is to do some of the things you are willing to pay a mechanic for! Of course, just because you are able to do basic car maintenance, doesn't mean that you should forego your scheduled services. And in the case of severe damage, vehicle insurance is your best ally. If you've given up on finding the solution in your

What you need to know when buying a used car

So, you've finally decided that you need your own set of wheels. You've looked at your budget and decided that you'd rather buy a pre-owned (or pre-loved) vehicle. Well done - that's the first step taken care of! Here are some points to consider when going on the hunt for a pre-owned car: Budget: The first and most important step of your purchase is your budget. Even the car salesman will ask you the famous question - "What is your budget?" Having a set (and fixed) budget is vital as this will

Keep the chill at bay and get onto your bike!

When the winter chill settles in, it becomes more challenging to do the things we love and fully enjoy them. But, where there is a will, there is a way! Riding your bike doesn't have to be something you sacrifice this winter - all you really need to do is prepare yourself and have the right mind set to gear up and enjoy your favourite sport. Here are some tips to keep you riding throughout the winter: It all starts in the mind! Getting up in the morning is already so difficult, so we can only

Tips for keeping your home secure whilst on holiday

Can you imagine your relaxed holiday feeling and calm soul being shattered by the shock of getting back to a ransacked home? Unoccupied homes make for easy targets with criminals over the holidays, so we advise that you do your best to secure yours before heading off on your mid-year break. Not all is lost, there is hope - you can protect your home from unwanted guests (or at least make it more difficult for them to get into your property) by thinking ahead. Here are some quick measures you can

Tips for fuel-efficient driving

With the fuel price constantly increasing, one has to find ways to make your car's tank of fuel last as long as possible. With the busy lives led by many, this is not an easy thing to do as we have become a people that is always on the road. Here are some tips to get - and keep - you going: Every bit of weight counts: Everything that your car needs to carry adds to the weight of the car - and thus will impact your fuel efficiency. Removing unnecessary weight from your car and only taking what

The truth about truck accidents on SA roads

MiWay's Head of Business Insurance, Mornè Stoltz, shares his insights and views on what the country and industry can do to reduce that carnage on South African roads. Although small motor vehicles (47.9%) and minibus taxis (10.1%) accounted for over half the accidents over the 2015-16 festive season, light delivery vehicles (22.7%) and trucks (4.8 %) were also responsible for a high number of accidents resulting in 1 755 people losing their lives during this short period.1 According to

FAIS Fit and Proper in layman's terms

This post by Stuart Brown, MiWay's Regulatory Competence Specialist, explains how to remain FAIS Fit and Proper. I decided to write this article as I regularly come across people who work in the financial services industry, governed by the FAIS Act, and who have little or no clue how they are affected by it. If you are a representative of a Financial Service Provider (FSP) then read this piece as your career may depend on it. The views expressed in this article are done so in my personal capaci

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