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Keep calm, the MiWay App is here!

Published on: 05 April 2017
Keep calm, the MiWay App is here!

April brings along with it the much-loved and needed break that public holidays bring; however, due to the high volumes of road users during this time, the risks of accidents, roadside emergencies and other related incidents tend to spike. While road tripping to or from your loved ones or your favourite holiday destination, you need peace of mind that there’s a simpler, easier way to get through...

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05 April 2017

4 provocative cellphone road safety campaigns

Published on: 09 June 2016
4 provocative cellphone road safety campaigns

They beep, buzz and ring – whether it’s a phone call or a Twitter notification, our mobile phones have become our very miniature and convenient connection to the rest of the world. However, have mobile devices affected our ability to drive safely? With a rise in collision statistics, insurance companies (and road safety initiatives) have had to adopt stringent attitudes towards those who...

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09 June 2016

How to safely entertain yourself in traffic

Published on: 01 February 2016
How to safely entertain yourself in traffic

If you live in any big city in South Africa, you are probably used to sitting in traffic. For some of us, it’s a reality that we face on a daily basis on our way to work! Rather than sitting in your car getting frustrated, here are some ideas on how to entertain yourself in traffic: Listen to audio books Don’t have time to read at home? Why not listen to audio books? The internet has...

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01 February 2016

Protecting your valuables while you are on holiday

Published on: 01 December 2015
Protecting your valuables while you are on holiday

December is finally here and with it, the long awaited holiday season! Unfortunately, statistics show that show that criminal activity tends to increase during the festive season. So, before you head for that well-deserved break, it’s important to ensure that you safeguard your home. Here are some useful suggestions that will give you peace of mind while you are away: Safety checklist Let...

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01 December 2015

Getting your Caravan Ready for Summer: The Ultimate Checklist

Published on: 05 October 2015
Getting your Caravan Ready for Summer: The Ultimate Checklist

It's hard to believe but the summer holidays are almost here. Before the end-of-year-rush hits, take the time to get your caravan spruced up and ready for the holiday season! External maintenance Start by giving the caravan a good wash to remove any mould or dust. This will help you to determine if there’s any peeling paint or rusty spots that need to be repaired. Check the running gear...

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05 October 2015

3 Ways to Insure your Bicycle

Published on: 17 June 2015
3 Ways to Insure your Bicycle

You love your bike, and you can’t think of a better way to start your weekend than going for an early morning bike ride with your fellow cyclists. Better yet – the thrill of the race when push yourself to beat your personal best. As the sport becomes more popular, the gear gets more sophisticated and specialised, not to mention more expensive. It is for this reason that you should ensure...

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17 June 2015

Q&A with Kabelo Ntsime, our Comrades representative

Published on: 13 June 2015
Q&A with Kabelo Ntsime, our Comrades representative

MiWay's Athletics Club - the MiWay Warriors - is headed up by Kabelo Ntsime, who works in Client Services. This year, he successfully completed the Comrades Marathon for the 4th time - and was even featured in the 2015 Comrades Magazine! In this article he shares a little bit about himself, his experiences and training regime: Q: What motived you to start running? A: It was an alternative exercise...

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13 June 2015

How Motor Cars Have Affected our Travel Habits

Published on: 11 June 2015
How Motor Cars Have Affected our Travel Habits

For many years, people have relied on motor cars to get them to where they need to be. The convenience and simplicity of this travel solution has, in turn, completely transformed our travel habits – but, suprisingingly, not necessarily for the better. When one has access to a motor car, one often begins to take it for granted and use it whenever any sort of travel is required, whether for long...

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11 June 2015

Helpful tips: How to Keep Your Kids Buckled-Up

Published on: 09 June 2015
Helpful tips: How to Keep Your Kids Buckled-Up

Your child’s safety in the car is a priority, but as we know, children have a mind of their own, so keeping them buckled-up can be a mission for moms and dads. Convincing your rascals to be safe in the car may consume valuable time, especially during the morning rush to school and work, and keeping them in their seatbelts throughout the journey may prove to be both frustrating and tiring. In...

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09 June 2015

The Top 5 Most Thought-Provoking Car Safety Campaigns

Published on: 03 June 2015
The Top 5 Most Thought-Provoking Car Safety Campaigns

Road safety is a concern for all drivers, and yet many of us still find ourselves exceeding speed limits, neglecting to stop at stop-streets and running red robots when in a hurry to get somewhere. We are quick to forget about the consequences and we are quick to defend ourselves by saying things like ‘I was late for an appointment’ or ‘yes, I was driving fast. But I’m an experienced...

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03 June 2015

Driving on South African Roads: You’re Probably Doing it Wrong

Published on: 01 June 2015
Driving on South African Roads: You’re Probably Doing it Wrong

For the most part, South African drivers can be commended for the environment in which they are required to drive and handle their vehicles. However, as road safety statistics reveal, local drivers are required to develop and maintain the type of driving habits that ensure safety and security. As the years after we receive our driver’s license pass by, we pick up and develop habits that lead...

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01 June 2015

Listen to these songs to calm down in traffic jams!

Published on: 22 May 2015
Listen to these songs to calm down in traffic jams!

There is something about a traffic jam that brings out the worst in people, the proverbial savage beast. Usually people express their traffic jam frustrations in one of the following ways: By trying to obliterate their steering wheel (which makes sense considering that steering wheels are largely to blame for most things that are wrong in life). By letting out a bloodcurdling existential scream...

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22 May 2015

The Way to Go: Google Maps vs Waze

Published on: 15 May 2015
The Way to Go: Google Maps vs Waze

Since Google Maps contains almost 20 petabytes of data, it would make sense to think that it is the go-to driving app. But is that really the case? And what about Waze, another navigation system that has recently gained in popularity?  How do they compare? Which one is the most trustworthy and efficient? Let’s investigate… We compared Google Maps and Waze: Google Maps Easy...

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15 May 2015

Public Transport in South Africa: What Needs to Change?

Published on: 27 April 2015
Public Transport in South Africa: What Needs to Change?

Since 1990, South Africa’s public transport system has repeatedly come under fire for a lack of commuter infrastructure. While there are a handful of gaps within our existing transport system, the necessary building blocks do exist. However, to reach the goal of a more efficient and reliable transport system, a significant change needs to take place. With more than 15 million people who rely...

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27 April 2015

The Transformation of the Public Transport System in SA: The Gautrain

Published on: 26 April 2015
The Transformation of the Public Transport System in SA: The Gautrain

As one of the leading motor insurance companies  in the country, MiWay has been privileged enough to watch the public transport system in South Africa continue to change, grow and expand. However, very few projects have made as big an impact as the Gautrain. The Gautrain completely transformed the public transport system, providing citizens and tourists with a safe, reliable and convenient alternative...

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26 April 2015

How to decorate your caravan in easy 7 steps

Published on: 23 April 2015
How to decorate your caravan in easy 7 steps

Who says your caravan has to be boring or generic? Decorating your caravan is a great opportunity to personalise your space so that it may truly be your home on wheels.  If you want to breathe new life into your caravan’s decor, try improving it with these helpful tips. Step 1: Fix things first Give your caravan a serious clean, repair any leaks and carry out any interior and exterior...

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23 April 2015

The Weirdest Habits of Public Transport Users

Published on: 14 April 2015
The Weirdest Habits of Public Transport Users

If you’re a public transport user, you may be aware of the variety of oddballs that you encounter on your daily commute. Perhaps you find yourself wedged between someone humming along loudly to a song that only they can hear and an immovable wall with no means of escape. At the best, they’re quirky, at their worst, downright unbearable. Here’s a breakdown of some of the weirdest...

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14 April 2015

7 Tips for Storing Your Watercraft

Published on: 27 February 2015
7 Tips for Storing Your Watercraft

After a fun-filled weekend soaking up the sun and enjoying the open water, it’s time to put your watercraft away until your next adventure. Remember, your jet skis and boats require maintenance, so that they will last longer. Here are some simple tips on how to store your watercraft: Read your manual for specific on care instructions for your make and model. It may also have tips on how to...

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27 February 2015

Sharing the road with cyclists

Published on: 12 February 2015
Sharing the road with cyclists

Cycling is the fastest-growing sport in South Africa, to a point where it is sometimes referred to as ‘the new golf’. As we see more cyclists on our roads, it is important to remember that cyclists are legitimate road users and have the right to be treated courtesy and care. In light of this, we here are some tips on how to share the road with cyclists: When driving, give as much room...

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12 February 2015

The beginner’s guide to buying a scooter

Published on: 29 January 2015
The beginner’s guide to buying a scooter

Riding a scooter is a great way to cut down on fuel costs and get around traffic congestion, plus it’s eco-friendly! Scooter styles and choices are endless and it comes down to personal preference. If you are thinking about getting a scooter, here are some pointers to help you out.   Before you go scooter shopping, see if you can take a friend’s scooter for a test ride to see if...

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29 January 2015