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Regular drivers: Why it Matters

If you've ever shopped for car insurance quotes, you'll know that among the first questions asked is this: 'Who is the regular driver of the vehicle?' Many customers wonder if the answer matters and why. The short answer is that it does matter, because the insurer calculates the risk and the premium on the basis of who the regular driver is. What does 'regular driver' mean? Insurance companies view the regular driver of a car as the person who drives it most often in a given period, usually a

Easy ways to get your home ready for summer entertaining

Outdoor living is part of the South African way of life, and with the first weeks of spring already behind us, now is the time to get your outdoor entertaining area ready for the summer! Give Furniture a Good Scrub If your metal and plastic outdoor furniture needs cleaning, wash the surfaces with a mixture of dish washing liquid with warm water in a bucket. Then spray the furniture down with a hose. You can even consider changing the look and feel of your metal or wooden furniture by adding

Avoid this one mistake when trying to get rid of carpet stains

The biggest mistake most people make when trying to remove a spill from their carpet is rubbing on the spot with a rag or paper towel. To remove a stain, simply blot the spot and dry working from the outside in, rinse thoroughly with clean water, then blot again. Rubbing any spot or spill will only push the spill further down into the carpet and may actually penetrate the fibre itself, getting into the dye site. These tips for removing specific stains and spills from your carpet may suprise you

Clear a Blocked Drain Like a Boss!

Blocked drain? No need to panic! With a few inexpensive tools and a bit of practice you can clear up most clogged drains in less than an hour... Simple home remedies to clear a blocked drain Pour half a cup of baking soda and half a cup of white vinegar into the drain. After a few minutes, flush with boiling water. Baking soda and vinegar breaks down fat residue and freshens your drain of unpleasant odours. Using this simple remedy frequently will also assist in preventing your drains becomin

Service Hero: Maitumelo Nkosi

We're so proud of our September 2015 Service Hero, Maitumelo Nkosi - and we want to brag about her! "Service Heroes" is a platform to recognise those customer services agents who have flown the MiWay flag high and received fantastic compliments on HelloPeter.com. This month's Service Hero, Maitumelo Nkosi, tells us more about herself: 1. Which department do you represent and what role do you play in keeping our clients happy? I am in the Retentions Department working as a Senior Retentions Anal

Easy steps to get your pool sparkling for summer

With summer just around the corner, it's time to make sure that your pool is sparkling clean. Here are a few basic pointers on how to care for your pool. Back to basics Keep your pool covered when it's not in use so that leaves cannot drop into it and so that evaporation is reduced. Buy a good chemical test kit in order to test the pH of your swimming pool water. Test the pH daily (or more often in hot, sunny weather when the pool is in heavy use) The pH reading using the phenol red test shou

Had a break-in? Here's what to do in six steps

Getting home to discover that a break-in has taken place ranks as one of the worst possible shocks you can encounter. However, by having your wits about you and taking the appropriate actions, you can minimise any further risk to person and property while getting the necessary assistance to resolve the problem. Immediately contact your armed response company (if you have one) and contact the SAPS. Stay out of your house if there is any risk that the intruders are still there. Wait for help fr

Women in Leadership - Nthabiseng Moloi

Q&A with MiWay's Head of Marketing, Nthabiseng Moloi as she shares her thoughts and insights on leadership. 1. What is the best and worst decision you've ever made? The best decision I made was joining MiWay of course :) and learning very early on in my career the importance of a good sense of humour. Some days, you need a good sense of humour to get you through the day. My worst decision - all decisions, even those that are supposedly your worst ones - have learnings. If you've learnt

The Making of the Traffic Fines e-Book

Traffic fines, AARTO and e-tolls: topics which seem to both confuse and dishearten motorists within South Africa. Therefore MiWay sought to create a useful e-Book that would make these topics a little easier to understand. This is how the 'Traffic Fines: Fact & Fiction' e-Book came into being. During the planning process, the team came together to decide on which topics the e-Book should focus. The aim was to create a resource that would make life easier for everyone; an all-inclusive resou

What it takes to become a police officer

Becoming a traffic officer is a hands-on commitment that requires time and dedication. If you wish to pursue a career as a traffic officer, it is best that you enrol in and register for a diploma in Metropolitan and Traffic Policing which will equip you with the necessary skillset to make a success of your chosen career path. Consisting of a minimum of three years of full-time or part-time study, aspiring traffic officers have the opportunity to choose between the following fields: Metropolita

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