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Don’t cave in to hail damage: protect your car and home during a hailstorm

Published on: 13 October 2017
Don’t cave in to hail damage: protect your car and home during a hailstorm

The rainy season may be refreshing; however, it doesn’t come without its extremities that can result in chaotic damage. Often times these extreme weather conditions result in violent hailstorms that can lay waste to houses and cars in a matter of minutes. In order to weather the stormy season, you need to be as prepared as can you be and avoid the worst where possible. Here are some tips to...

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13 October 2017

Time to clean up your insurance

Published on: 19 September 2017
Time to clean up your insurance

Now that spring has sprung, we’re almost certain that you’ve switched up your closet to match the season. Spring cleaning is something many South Africans still practice, without fail. Not only are you making the time to clear up your space, but you’re also finding useful things you probably forgot you had. Why not do the same with your insurance? Reviewing your insurance policy...

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19 September 2017

What happens if I fill my car with the wrong fuel?

Published on: 06 September 2017
What happens if I fill my car with the wrong fuel?

Imagine that the next time you pop by the filling station to fill up your tank, you get distracted and the attendant assumes your petrol car should be filled with diesel… These things do happen; many car owners have found themselves in situations where their cars have been misfueled. You could be thinking, “it’s not so bad, I’ll drive it out and fill up with the correct...

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06 September 2017

#WhateverTheWeather, we’ve got you covered!

Published on: 08 June 2017

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...

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08 June 2017

5 ways to manage your junk status budget

Published on: 01 June 2017
5 ways to manage your junk status budget

With South Africa having being downgraded to junk status, many of us have been asking ourselves what exactly it means for the individual - and how deep the impact will be felt by consumers. If you’re shopping around for a car or already have one, you may even be considering going without car insurance. With all the widespread speculation on price hikes and a further downgrade, there are a...

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01 June 2017

A 'love note' from the authorities…

Published on: 15 February 2017
A 'love note' from the authorities…

You’re driving along and doing best to ‘stay in your lane’ until you reach your destination, when suddenly there’re blue lights flashing at you and an officer signalling you to pull over – a feeling many of us know all too well. Panic sets in almost immediately, whether you’ve done something wrong or not. Before you know it, you’re handing over your driver’s...

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15 February 2017

11 (legit) ways to earn extra bucks...

Published on: 24 January 2017

The stress that comes from financial strain carries over beyond January - it can be a year-long headache. Whether you’re looking to ease the Jan-U-Worry pressure or simply trying to get more bucks in your pocket, there are many ways to eliminate the financial stress by earning an extra income. Here are some ideas you can tap into and work your way into having more money at the end of the month: Freelance...

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24 January 2017

Here’s to rolling on a budget…

Published on: 10 January 2017

It’s that time of the year when may you find yourself with more month at the end of your money... December has come and gone, leaving you wondering how you’re going to get through January. With all the festivities and spending during the holiday season, we are now faced with the dilemma of stretching our rand even further to handle the everyday responsibilities. Breathe a sigh of relief!...

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10 January 2017

Spring cleaning: when you find stuff you completely forgot you had.

Published on: 22 September 2016

The habit of spring cleaning is an important one that, at least once a year, gives you a chance to go through the items in your house - like your wardrobe, electronics and other personal items - to see what needs to be tossed, fixed, updated or stored. This way, you can ensure that you aren’t hoarding things, paying for things you aren’t using – or just allowing space in your home...

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22 September 2016

Let's start chatting about insurance ... online!

Published on: 03 August 2016
Let's start chatting about insurance ... online!

Managing your insurance policy online may sound like a daunting process, but MiWay has made it as simple as possible – and with online chat available via our app or online, this process feels even less overwhelming. Our trained insurance agents will be able to answer your queries in real time, follow up on your claims status, update elements of your policy if necessary – pretty much...

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03 August 2016

7 easy ways to stretch your rand

Published on: 12 April 2016
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...

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12 April 2016

Tips for Driving in the Rain

Published on: 17 March 2016
Tips for Driving in the Rain

Most people don’t know how to drive safely in the rain. Even if you’re one of the exceptions, you’ll still be on the road with people best-described by the phrase ‘instant idiot - just add water’. In other words, everyone could do with a few preventative measures. Also, if you still don’t have vehicle insurance, now is the time to get it, because insurance is...

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17 March 2016

Here's how to dial down your debt

Published on: 29 February 2016
Here's how to dial down your debt

Between the rapidly sliding Rand, widespread water shortages and a significant interest rate hike, South Africans have had a tough year on the financial front. With the cost of living rising far more rapidly than salaries, debt has become a significant burden for local consumers, with studies suggesting that up to 75% of all monthly income is currently owed to creditors. As a result, many of us...

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29 February 2016

Debit order payments - know the facts

Published on: 28 January 2016
Debit order payments - know the facts

You know that paying your insurance premium on time is an essential part of keeping your policy active and ensuring that you have continuous cover. Not paying your premium can result in your claim not being paid out and your insurer even cancelling your policy following consecutive non-payments. Remember the main reason for having insurance, in the first place, is to put you back in the same financial...

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28 January 2016

10 top tips for balancing work and studies

Published on: 22 January 2016
10 top tips for balancing work and studies

Furthering your education is one of the best ways to advance your career, but for many, the idea of studying while working full time is daunting. Although difficult, balancing your family, job, and obligations while studying can certainly be done. Here are 10 tips to help you on your journey to get that degree or certification you’ve always wanted and give your career a boost. Plan well....

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22 January 2016

Damaged windscreen? Repair today to stop cracks in their tracks!

Published on: 19 January 2016
Damaged windscreen? Repair today to stop cracks in their tracks!

Your car's windscreen is one of the most important safety features of your vehicle, but also one of the most neglected. Think about it, we check our car’s oil, water, tyres and brakes. We service them regularly and make sure all the working parts are properly maintained. Unfortunately, small windscreen chips and cracks are unavoidable - and although they don’t usually constitute an...

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19 January 2016

How to Submit a Car Claim using the MiWay App

Published on: 16 October 2015

This tutorial refers to a previous version of our App. Click here to find out more about our current MiWay App. Getting into a car accident is something that most of us don’t want to think about, but sadly it is a risk that every driver on the road faces every day. No matter how minor the accident, most people are caught off-guard, frightened, or unprepared. It is for this reason that we designed...

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16 October 2015

What to Do if Your Engine Overheats

Published on: 15 October 2015
What to Do if Your Engine Overheats

When your engine overheats, it can cause serious, permanent damage to your vehicle, so it is best to do everything in your power to stop this from happening in the first place. However, sometimes an overheating engine is unavoidable, especially if your vehicle is an older model. With this in mind, it is important for you to know exactly what to do if you ever find yourself in a situation such as...

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15 October 2015

Spring cleaning your workspace

Published on: 16 September 2015

Spring is the perfect time to reorganise your workspace, you can see it as picking up on new year’s resolutions you may have faltered on. Try these tips to get started: Make a to-do list To get your work space in shape for spring, start by making a to-do list of all the areas that need attention. Start with your desk, drawers, filing cabinets, shelves and anything else in your work environment...

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16 September 2015

What it takes to become a police officer

Published on: 20 August 2015

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,...

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20 August 2015

Could your traffic fine be invalid? Here’s how to find out!

Published on: 13 August 2015
Could your traffic fine be invalid? Here’s how to find out!

Once you are issued a traffic fine, you will be required to pay the designated amount within a stipulated period of time. If you happen to miss the cut-off date for payment, you will be required to appear in court. When it comes to invalid traffic fines, however, it is your responsibility to argue the relevance and validity of the fine, whether issued by an officer on the side of the road or through...

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13 August 2015

Disputing Traffic Fines - Your Options

Published on: 07 August 2015

Receiving a traffic fine is never a pleasant experience, especially when you truly believe that you haven’t done anything in order to warrant receiving it in the first place. So when and how can you dispute traffic fines? Let’s find out. When you have received notice of a traffic infringement and you have made the decision to dispute it, it is advisable that you do so via AARTO, otherwise...

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07 August 2015

5 Things You Need to Know About Paying Traffic Fines

Published on: 05 August 2015
5 Things You Need to Know About Paying Traffic Fines

Traffic regulations have been put into place for a reason; failure to obey them will result in a fine, and sometimes even imprisonment. If you have been issued a fine, paying it within the stipulated time frame will ensure that you do not have to face any of the legal repercussions. South Africa is also beginning to introduce a demerit system, which, when a motorist has racked up a certain amount...

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05 August 2015

Accidents stats that you should be aware of

Published on: 04 August 2015

It is said that South African roads are some of the most dangerous in the world and the number of fatalities on our roads is a major concern. Here are some quick global stats from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Buckle up According to WHO, wearing a seat-belt reduces the risk of a fatality among front-seat passengers by 40–50% and of rear-seat passengers by between 25–75%. When...

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04 August 2015

Received a Traffic Fine? Here’s How to Save Time and Money

Published on: 03 August 2015
Received a Traffic Fine? Here’s How to Save Time and Money

There is nothing more frustrating than standing in a line to pay for your traffic fines, especially when you’ve got a schedule to stick to. And because it’s unplanned expenses, your traffic fines may also start eating into your monthly budget. Thankfully, South Africans have the opportunity to sort out their fines in the most hassle-free and efficient manner possible – this is...

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03 August 2015

AARTO Regulations Common Throughout the World

Published on: 31 July 2015
AARTO Regulations Common Throughout the World

Road safety regulations have been put into place to ensure safer roads for everyone. Infringing on these laws can lead not only to collisions, but also hefty fines, increased car insurance premiums and even jail time. The South African Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) has been created to justly deal with offenders who break the rules of the road. Established in 1998, the...

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31 July 2015

Fast Facts About Fines

Published on: 27 July 2015
Fast Facts About Fines

Although it would be ideal to whizz around our roads without a care in the world, traffic calming measures and road rules are there for a reason. If everyone adhered to the rules of the road, then there would be much lower instances of collisions and pedestrian-related accidents. Unfortunately, this is not the case, and statistics show us that an alarmingly high number of accidents are caused by...

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27 July 2015

Basic Traffic Fines and Penalties Explained

Published on: 25 July 2015
Basic Traffic Fines and Penalties Explained

South African highways and byways are dotted with speed-monitoring cameras – whether they are mobile gadgets that are used by traffic officers or fixed red-light cameras, there is little chance of escaping punishment when speeding. In light of our country’s collision statistics, the use of speed-monitoring equipment has been emphasised, especially along interprovincial highways. If you...

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25 July 2015

Is it ever ok to drive in the emergency lane?

Published on: 24 July 2015
Is it ever ok to drive in the emergency lane?

In South Africa, the emergency lane is often frequented by taxi drivers, disgruntled drivers looking to beat the traffic and then, rightfully, emergency vehicles. Let’s take a look at why drivers (other than emergency or state vehicles) get heftily fined if they are caught travelling in the emergency lane. According to Regulation 298A of the National Road Traffic Act of South Africa¹,...

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24 July 2015

Another FREE ebook from MiWay: Traffic Fines: Facts & Fiction

Published on: 10 July 2015
Another FREE ebook from MiWay: Traffic Fines: Facts & Fiction

The world of traffic fines is often a complicated one. There are many strict rules and regulations that govern how it all works - most of which many of us are completely unaware of. For instance, did you know that if you pay your fine within 32 days of receiving it, you will get a 50% discount? Did you know that you are not obliged to pay outstanding traffic fines at roadblocks? Do you know how...

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10 July 2015

The Making of MiWay's eBook: ‘A Guide to Road Safety in South Africa’

Published on: 24 June 2015
The Making of MiWay's eBook: ‘A Guide to Road Safety in South Africa’

There has been a strong spotlight on road safety in recent years, mainly due to the alarming increase in collisions, injuries and road accident-related fatalities on South African roads. In conjunction with this strong drive for road safety awareness, there has been an increase in law enforcement on our roads and a harsher sentencing for disobedience of road rules. When it comes to road safety,...

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24 June 2015

The Evolution of Crash Testing

Published on: 15 June 2015
The Evolution of Crash Testing

To ensure that they are as safe as possible in the event of a collision, there is a lot of research and work that goes into the science and technology of the development of vehicular safety features. In order for vehicle manufacturers to understand what is required of their vehicles from a safety perspective, they need to not only understand what happens to a vehicle in the event of a collision, but...

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15 June 2015

Six ways to minimise the impact of load shedding

Published on: 06 June 2015
Six ways to minimise the impact of load shedding

With load shedding set to remain a part of the South African way of life for the foreseeable future, the best way to deal with it is to accept it and make plans to reduce the impact wherever possible. That’s according to short-term insurer MiWay, which says being informed and taking minor precautions can substantially alleviate the frustration and inconvenience caused by intermittent power...

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06 June 2015

MiWay’s Guide to Road Safety

Published on: 22 May 2015
MiWay’s Guide to Road Safety

South African roads are some of the most dangerous in the world and we want to do our part to promote road safety. We are therefore proud to introduce our brand new e-book entitled ‘A Guide to Road Safety in South Africa’. Packed with information on road rules, driving signals, speed limits, defensive driving and more, it is your all-inclusive guide to becoming the best driver that...

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22 May 2015

The Reasons for Motor Car Dependence in South Africa

Published on: 28 April 2015
The Reasons for Motor Car Dependence in South Africa

It is estimated that there are 52. 98 million people in South Africa and, out of this massive population, an estimated 9 797 413 people own legally-registered vehicles. 14 million South African citizens make use of minibus taxis, and the rest of the population is recorded as using interspersed means of passenger and public transport. When taking a look at South Africa’s population demographics,...

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28 April 2015

A Commentary on South Africa’s Dependence on the Motor Car Industry

Published on: 10 April 2015
A Commentary on South Africa’s Dependence on the Motor Car Industry

We came across an academic document which discusses the history of the vehicle industry in South Africa, the many reasons for citizens’ dependence on their motor vehicles, the gap that exists between the public transport system and the automobile industry, the purchasing behaviour of consumers in terms of buying a motor vehicle, as well as the many risks that are associated with driving a motor...

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10 April 2015

5 Road Safety Tips for Women

Published on: 09 April 2015
5 Road Safety Tips for Women

Road safety is imperative irrespective of who is behind the wheel. However, women need to be extra vigilant when driving, especially if they are the sole occupants of the vehicle, or are travelling with children. I’m a woman. How can I be safer on the road? Aside from ensuring that you are well aware of all of the road rules, and always carrying a relevant driver’s licence, there are...

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09 April 2015

How to Transport your Pets Safely

Published on: 02 April 2015
How to Transport your Pets Safely

Chances are, wherever you go, you want your beloved pooch to follow. This is especially so if you are going to be moving or travelling to a holiday destination where you plan to spend a good chunk of time. Just like making sure that your car insurance is in check; your car is road-worthy and everything is packed up as it should be; you need to know how to transport your pets so that all members of...

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02 April 2015

Top Tips for Driving in Reduced Visibility

Published on: 31 March 2015
Top Tips for Driving in Reduced Visibility

Did you know that you are three times more likely to be involved in an accident on the roads at night than you are during the day? Due to a reduction in visibility and a greater risk of falling victim to theft and hijacking, driving at night has become something of an art. Caution is key. Also take precaution to ensure that you have reliable vehicle insurance! This is because no matter how careful...

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31 March 2015

Screech! Crash! And the Five Steps that Follow

Published on: 31 March 2015
Screech! Crash! And the Five Steps that Follow

Statistics show that sooner or later, you will be involved in a car accident somewhere along the tapestry of South African roads. Although the odds can be predicted, the severity of the mishap and the type of accident cannot be predetermined. Whether it is a fender bender or a more severe collision, you can be prepared by ensuring that you are up-to-date with post-accident protocol. People are often...

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31 March 2015

What You Can Expect from South Africa’s Roads

Published on: 30 March 2015
What You Can Expect from South Africa’s Roads

While the quality of certain South African roads may be questionable, our country actually has quite an advanced infrastructure. In fact, South Africa boasts almost 76 000 km of road, 10 000 km of which are highways and freeways.  Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect. The Types of Roads When driving in South Africa, you can expect to find 6 different types of roads. These...

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30 March 2015

Hijacking and Smash-and-Grab Hotspots in Cape Town

Published on: 27 March 2015
Hijacking and Smash-and-Grab Hotspots in Cape Town

News reports and statistics are quick to mention that the crime rates in South Africa have shown steady decline over the past year. Despite this, bits and bobs of information trickle through the media to reveal that car theft is higher than it has ever been. When it comes to protecting our assets, we rely on dependable insurance companies to cover our motor vehicles. However, a car insurance policy...

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27 March 2015

Don't Be a Victim of a Hijacking

Published on: 26 March 2015
Don't Be a Victim of a Hijacking

South Africa is synonymous with crime - and car theft is one of the many incidents that rank highest across the country. When considering the probability of encountering a hijacking in South Africa, statistics prove that the chances are quite high. It is for this reason that many people place their trust in a reliable car insurance company that can provide steadfast vehicle insurance. Car insurance...

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26 March 2015

Protecting your electronic devices

Published on: 04 March 2015
Protecting your electronic devices

We live in the technological age; electronics are a part of our everyday lives. Why not protect what’s yours? Many of these gadgets like smartphones, tablets and laptops are pretty expensive, there is so much to consider, like the cost of having to replace the device when lost or the painful risk of losing data. Make sure you take good care of your electronics, by following these tips. Keep...

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04 March 2015

Top tips for a smooth back-to-school experience

Published on: 09 January 2015
Top tips for a smooth back-to-school experience

After long carefree days in the sun – the holidays are over and a new school term begins. For parents, this means facing up to the challenges of getting kids ready; sports and extra-curricular activities planned; and homework schedules sorted. With a little organisation before that first day arrives, you can get your household in order and rearing to go rather than reacting to a muddle. Here...

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09 January 2015

7 smart ways to spend your bonus

Published on: 11 December 2014
7 smart ways to spend your bonus

Did you get a little something extra in your pay check this December? If you were lucky enough to get a year-end bonus this year, here are some tips that ensure that your hard earned reward continues to work for you over the next 12 months – and even beyond. 1.    Pay off credit cards and debt Using your bonus to pay off credit cards and other loans may be one of the most productive...

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11 December 2014

One more drink? Think again!

Published on: 02 December 2014
One more drink? Think again!

Driving whilst under the influence is one of the biggest threats to road safety in our country. According to Arrive Alive, half of all road fatalities are alcohol related. As the holiday season approaches, and with it, the promise of festivities, bear in mind the added risks that come with having a few drinks – and, rather than driving, seek a better option to get home safely. How much is...

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02 December 2014

Caravan holiday tips

Published on: 27 November 2014
Caravan holiday tips

Venturing out into the open road in your home on wheels is one of life’s great but simple pleasures. If this is your first time on this new adventure, read these tips before heading out on your caravanning experience. Adding the personal touch Once you’ve got your very own caravan, you will most probably start thinking about how to make it your home-away-from-home.  There are a...

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27 November 2014

Safety Tips for Festive Season Shopping

Published on: 20 November 2014
Safety Tips for Festive Season Shopping

With the shops getting busier towards the end of November and early December, the festive season means one thing for shoppers – mayhem!  Here are some tips to share and remember that will hopefully protect you and your belongings during this frantic time.  #1: While shopping Always ensure that your handbag is closed and that the clip or zip is on the side touching your body Never...

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20 November 2014

Do's and Don'ts of Roadside Assistance

Published on: 13 November 2014

Accidents in South Africa increase around the festive season. It’s an unfortunate, unavoidable fact. Depending on the policy that you have, insurance companies such as MiWay offer Roadside Assistance as a value-added service to clients – which means 24-hour emergency help is only just a phone call away. Prepare yourself for a roadside emergency by saving your insurer’s emergency...

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13 November 2014

Weathering a hailstorm: How to protect your home and car

Published on: 12 November 2014

Extreme weather is a major cause of damage to property. For much of the Highveld in particular, extreme weather generally means violent thunderstorms and hailstones which can lay waste to houses and cars in mere minutes. When the weather threatens, the best you can do is to avoid the worst of it where possible – and be prepared if you can’t stay out of its way. As the summer months and...

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12 November 2014

‘Tis the season to be savvy – how to spend wisely in the festive period

Published on: 06 November 2014

The festive season is just around the corner and most of us are counting down the days ‘til the holidays. For most South Africans, December is a time for family and fun in the sun – but it is also typically when spending is at an all-time high. With the year drawing to a close, we cannot ignore the fact that a new year also awaits and you don’t want to start it on a financial back...

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06 November 2014

What to expect when claiming from insurance

Published on: 04 November 2014

You’ve reported the incident to the police, registered your claim and sent through the supporting documents to your insurer – now you anxiously anticipate the outcome of your claim. The claiming process may feel confusing and frustrating while you wait to get your life back on track. Keep reading to find out what happens after your have registered your claim. Claims validations After...

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04 November 2014

A Dummy's Guide to Owning a Car

Published on: 01 November 2014
A Dummy's Guide to Owning a Car

Taking out your first car insurance policy can be overwhelming – industry jargon, legal requirements as well as terms and conditions may confuse you. Never fear, though! Take a look through MiWay’s new eBook – “The Dummy’s Guide to Owning a Car” – which focuses on things you need to know about car maintenance, safety, guidance on purchasing car insurance –...

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01 November 2014

How to stay safe in the rain: Top tips for wet weather driving

Published on: 23 October 2014

The South African Insurance Association says motor insurance claims trends show that driver behaviour contributes to more than 60% of road accidents. This means that how you drive has a direct influence on your safety – and that of others.  By taking extra care and adapting your driving behaviour to the conditions you face, you can make your journey safer. Apply these tips to improve...

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23 October 2014

Flash floods: Safety do’s and don’ts

Published on: 21 October 2014

Flash floods are difficult to predict. They can occur within minutes or hours of a severe rainstorm or be caused by a blocked storm water drain or burst dam. Depending on how much time you have, here are steps you can take to help you stay safe: How do I know that a flood might occur? It normally happens during the rainy season There are severe inland thunderstorms or storms over the sea Previous...

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21 October 2014

Riding in the rain: motorcycle safety tips

Published on: 17 October 2014

Whether you ride to work or enjoy the thrill of the open road – if you ride long and far enough, the odds are you may be confronted by rainy weather, especially in summer.  Taking into account your experience, skill, preparation and risk tolerance, riding in the rain should be avoided. However, for some, riding a motorcycle in the rain can be anything from frightening to fun. Be prepared Rain...

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17 October 2014

Avoid the shock – lightning safety tips

Published on: 08 October 2014

With the rainy season upon us, we can be sure to expect thunder and lightning storms across the country. According to the South African Weather Service, 260 people are killed by lightning in South Africa each year.  It’s not always possible to predict where and when lightning will strike, but here are some tips that will hopefully keep you, your family and your possessions safe when there...

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08 October 2014

Stay safe when running - here's how

Published on: 25 September 2014
Stay safe when running - here's how

Running solo can lead to some of the best runs. Burning calories and stress, while zoning out on pounding the pavement is amazing, but that doesn’t mean we can or should let our guard down. Remaining alert and aware of our surroundings is the best way to stay safe when running any time, but is most important when running alone. Stay aware and use these tips to stay safe while running by yourself: Tell...

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25 September 2014

Top hijacking prevention tips

Published on: 12 August 2014

It goes without saying that hijacking statistics in South Africa are alarmingly high. Although there is no fool proof plan to avoid being hijacked, there are certain measures that you can take to limit the chances of being hijacked. We would like to share some helpful safety and precautionary tips from the National Hijack Prevention Academy (NHPA) that will hopefully keep you and your loved ones safe. Top...

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12 August 2014

Your top 5 insurance car hire questions answered

Published on: 23 July 2014

If you depend on your car on a daily basis, you may find yourself in a bind should your car need to go to the panel beater for repairs after an accident. Insurance companies understand the inconvenience that comes with not having your car for a period of time and the high costs of hiring a car. This is why they provide car hire as an added-extra at a low monthly cost so that you can have access to...

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23 July 2014

How safe are your tyres?

Published on: 21 July 2014

Keeping safe on the road is not only about being an alert and cautious driver, it is also about making sure that your car is always in tip-top condition with road-worthy tyres. Worn tyres reduce the performance of your car and low tread depths decrease the effectiveness of braking, steering, and even acceleration – all of which are important in staying safe on the road. Checklist for tyres Tyres...

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21 July 2014

When the lights go out, will you be covered?

Published on: 02 July 2014

Whether it’s from a power cut caused by load shedding, cable theft or a lightning strike – a power surge can cause serious damage to your appliances in an instant.  Apart from unplugging your appliances when a lightning storm looms, it’s important to check if your insurance policy covers you for damage caused by powers surges. What causes a power surge? A power surge or dip...

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02 July 2014

Different life stages - different insurance covers

Published on: 11 June 2014

As you grow older your needs, responsibilities and lifestyle changes – and so should your insurance cover. Wherever you are in your life, the key is to have an insurance policy that meets your needs at that particular time.  The young and single years You’re fresh out of university, got your first job and you’ve moved out of mom and dad’s house. As a young adult making...

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11 June 2014

Is your home ready for winter?

Published on: 06 June 2014

The leaves have started to fall and there’s a chill in air – all clear signs that winter is here. As it becomes increasingly colder, our homes provide a delightful, warm relief from icy blue days. But before you hibernate – there are a few things you should do around the house which could save you money and hassle later. Here are some practical maintenance ideas which can get your...

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06 June 2014

10 things you should always keep in your car

Published on: 27 May 2014

Life is full of unexpected surprises and a few things come close to that dreadful moment when your car won’t start – or even worse, breaking down on the side of the road.  But as the Scout’s motto says “be prepared”, we have compiled a list of ten things you should always keep in car: Jumper cables It sometimes happens that you leave your lights on and accidently...

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27 May 2014

What you need to know about roadside assistance

Published on: 24 April 2014

It's not easy to stay calm when your car breaks down in the middle of morning rush-hour traffic – especially if you are running late for that important meeting or when you have to drop off the kids at school. Depending on the policy that you have, insurance companies such as MiWay offers Roadside Assistance  as a value-added service to provide clients with peace of mind.   Apart...

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24 April 2014

Going on holiday? Check your insurance policy before you go!

Published on: 16 April 2014

It seems like it was only yesterday when we were counting down the days till the festive season – now the Easter holidays are here. Before you leave for that well deserved break, make sure to read over your insurance policy. We know insurance is probably the last thing on your mind, but anything can happen while you are away – so it is very important to make sure you are covered. Here...

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16 April 2014

Top tips for driving at night [infographic]

Published on: 16 April 2014

Did you know that traffic death rates are three times higher at night than during the day? Yet many of us are unaware of night driving's special hazards or don't know effective ways to deal with them. Driving at night is a bigger challenge than most people think – and it is more dangerous. 90% of a driver's reaction depends on vision, and vision is severely limited at night. Depth perception,...

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16 April 2014

Road safety tip: Don't brake over a pothole

Published on: 31 March 2014

Dodging potholes has become the norm for motorist, especially in the Gauteng region following the heavy rains recently. Even though the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has begun repairs which have been reported since the start of the rains, motorists are still advised to drive cautiously and not to drive faster than 40km/h in badly affected areas. Here are some tips to help you minimise the damage...

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31 March 2014

You have been in an accident - now what?

Published on: 14 March 2014

Whether it’s a small bumper bashing or major crash – if you have ever been involved in an accident then you would remember the initial shock and panic, especially if you don’t know what to do. But as we all know, accidents do happen – try to keep calm and follow these few helpful tips. By law, if you are involved in an accident that causes injury or the death of anyone, damage...

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14 March 2014

Know the facts: Homeowners insurance explained

Published on: 18 February 2014

Your house is more than just bricks and mortar, it is also your home and sanctuary. It’s for that reason that you want to protect your valuable investment. Having the right insurance for your home gives you that added peace of mind that comes from knowing that your investment is protected in the event of a catastrophe. Imagine the worst case scenario – a disaster that is completely beyond...

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18 February 2014

Household Contents vs All Risks Insurance

Published on: 06 February 2014

Whether you live in a one bedroom bachelor pad or a mansion, your home is your castle. If your house burnt down today, could you afford to replace everything (including your wardrobe) tomorrow? If the answer is ‘no’, then you need to insure your household belongings against fire, theft, water, wind and storm damage. The same goes for stuff that you take with you when you leave your house. With...

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06 February 2014

Get your car holiday ready!

Published on: 11 December 2013

Padkos. Check. In‐car entertainment. Check. Everything but the kitchen sink. Check. You may be ready for your upcoming holiday, but is your car? Failing to do simple checks on your vehicle before you hit the road this summer could invalidate potential insurance claims or worse, put you and your family at risk. Start by familiarising yourself with your vehicle insurance policy and make sure it's...

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11 December 2013

When was the last time you checked your car's brakes?

Published on: 26 November 2013

The festive season is fast approaching and the roads will soon be busy with people traveling to holiday destinations. With thousands of South Africans losing their lives in car accidents every year, it’s best that you do your part to ensure your vehicle is roadworthy. One of the main causes of road accidents in South Africa is faulty car brakes. You never know when you will have to slam your...

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26 November 2013

Buying a new car? 8 ways to attract a lower insurance premium

Published on: 18 November 2013

Whether you are considering buying a new or used car, a great deal of thought and research goes into the process, before making the final decision. This comes as no surprise as there are many costs that come with owning a vehicle. These include monthly instalments, maintenance, petrol and insurance. One way to reduce your monthly costs is by choosing a car that will attract a lower premium from your...

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18 November 2013

Child safety first. Buckle Up!

Published on: 10 October 2013

Car accidents are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 14 and under. When installed and used correctly, child safety seats and safety belts can prevent injuries and save lives. Unrestrained children are more likely to be injured, suffer severe injuries and die in car crashes than children who are restrained. Kids who are 12 years and under should always be properly...

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10 October 2013

Honesty is the best policy

Published on: 18 September 2013

It’s a common misconception that insurance companies are looking for excuses not to pay out your claim. The truth is that insurers want to pay for each and every VALID claim. The last thing any good insurer wants to do is to upset a loyal customer. Just like any good relationship that is built on trust, it is important that both parties are honest and upfront at all times. Full disclosure (the...

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18 September 2013

How to avoid under insuring your household contents

Published on: 18 September 2013

Home maybe where the heart is, but it is also where you keep your belongings and some of your prized possessions. It is for reason that you should choose the right household contents insurance. Doing this will give you the peace of mind of knowing that you can replace your goods in the event that your stuff is stolen or damaged. Household contents insurance covers the cost of replacing or repairing...

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18 September 2013

The highs and lows of a cheaper car insurance premium

Published on: 16 September 2013

With the rising costs of living that are made worse by petrol hikes, you might be looking for ways to lower your insurance premium. Before you change your policy or opt for a cheaper insurance premium it is important to know what the implications are and what you are covered for. Pricing When choosing an insurance option take care to compare apples with apples. Too often, consumers choose a cheaper...

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16 September 2013

How to have an epic, and incident-free, Easter break.

Published on: 27 March 2013

For many, the timing of the Easter holidays is just perfect. After a busy festive season and frantic start to the year, you take advantage of all the public holidays to get out of town, unwind in great weather, and explore our beautiful country. But sadly, the Easter weekend is also a traffic accident nightmare, with up to 100 people dying on the roads every day, according to the South African Ministry...

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27 March 2013

Watch out – flash-flood warnings this weekend!

Published on: 18 January 2013

WeatherSA has issued a statement warning South Africans of heavy rains over the weekend. Parts of the country affected will be North West, Gauteng, Northern Free State, KZN, Limpopo and Mpumalanga from today until Sunday, 20 January. The heavy rains will cause rivers and streams to flow heavily, which might cause flash-floods. We think that prevention is better than cure, so here are our top 5 tips...

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18 January 2013

Get your home ready for rain!

Published on: 18 January 2013

With flash-floods and heavy rains a reality, protecting your home and belongings should be top priority for all South Africans! Here are some practical things to do which could save you money and hassle later: Check your roof for leaks or water spots and fix any leaks with a reputable repairer before the heavy rains come. Have regular maintenance work done on your roof! You should inspect your...

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18 January 2013