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Insuring your jewellery? You'll need these three things

Have you considered insuring your wedding rings - or any of your jewellery for that matter? If your jewellery gets lost while snorkelling in the azure waters of Mauritius, gets left behind in a hotel spa or even just falls into the dustbin, you'll wish you had been better protected against your loss. Here are three things that you need when insuring your jewellery. The original receipt (if possible): We know, your antique 1950s sapphire eternity band didn't get passed down with one. But if you

Are you making these common pest control mistakes?

If you notice invasive pests entering your home and want to try to get rid of them on your own, be sure to avoid these five common DIY mistakes: 1. Not addressing the cause Before you treat an infestation, do your best to discover its cause. Spraying ants with ant killer will kill the ants that you see, but you need to ask why you've got ants in the first place. Figure out whether your home's foundation has unsealed gaps - also check windows, doors, and other seams. If you do find gaps gaps, se

What is innovation?

Leon Oosthuizen and Nadine Krakowitzer tell us a little more about MiWayaWaya days - part of the process of how MiWay stays at the forefront of innovation. "Innovation in insurance? Isn't that an oxymoron for such a boring industry?" Nonsense! Innovation is not only about products or new technologies, it is about questions. Questioning the way things are done and looking at alternative ways of doing those things. Innovation is also about chipping away at processes and improving them little by l

Basic roof maintenance

From high winds, to torrential downpours and the blazing sun - your roof protects you and your belongings from the elements. Loose or broken tiles, slipped ridge caps, blocked gutters and failed waterproofing - amongst other factors - could potentially cause damage to the structure of your home. Therefore, it's important that these problems are attended to as quickly as possible to prevent further damage and costly repairs. Inspect your roof on a regular basis. In autumn and early spring, look

7 easy ways to stretch your rand

With the cost of living increasing these days, more and more South Africans are looking for smart and convenient ways to make their money go even further. Keep reading for simple yet effective ways to keep your hard-earned cash in your pocket! Create a budget… The first step in managing your money is to create a household budget. This will allow you to see where you are spending your money and where you need to cut back. It's never been so easy to keep a budget, as modern technology can

What every homeowner should know about home insurance

From contents to all-risk and building insurance; here are the top things you should know about your home insurance policy: What does your home insurance policy cover? Each insurance policy is designed to cover certain types of losses. For example: contents insurance covers belongings that are kept in the house, while all-risk insurance covers items that leave the home. Buildings insurance covers permanent structures on your property, which, besides covering the actual structure of your home

Get your mind into the gutter!

For most people, cleaning out gutters is not exactly their idea of fun. But, if done often enough, there is absolutely no need to dread it. Unfortunately, many homeowners don't realise just how much damage can be caused by clogged, leaking or broken gutters. Make sure your gutters are cleaned at least twice a year, especially after autumn and again in the spring before the summer rains start. Keep reading for a simple guide on how to keep your gutters clean and functional: Prepare your tools:

Don't make these new homeowner mistakes

Owning your first home is a huge milestone and something to be proud of. Apart from paying the mortgage, there are lots of other responsibilities that come with being a homeowner. Whether your dream home is brand new or needs a bit of work done, here are some common mistakes that you don't want to make. Rushing interior decorInjecting your personality into your space is a fun aspect that most homeowners look forward to. However, it is important to remember that you are probably going to be liv

The cars of the future are the cars of today

We all know how quickly times are changing, especially in this world of modern technology and all its aspects: wearable devices, telematics, virtual reality - and so on. Automobile manufacturers are doing everything in their power to ensure that their brand's vehicles will stay abreast of the current wave of technological advancements. Ten years ago, cars with built-in Bluetooth devices, on-board navigation, and parking-assist sensors were the domain of top luxury cars. These days, devices such

Why are your apples not the same as my potatoes?

Or... "Explaining relative sizing to non-Agile stakeholders" We've already mentioned that the developers at MiWay live out Agile methodology. A distinct part of Agile is "relative sizing" - a method of estimation used in Agile teams. The Agile Alliance Guide defines relative sizing (or relative estimation) as estimating tasks or user stories - not separately and in absolute units of time, but by comparison or by grouping of items of equivalent difficulty. "Relative sizing" has changed a lot in

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