Things have been somewhat up and down for clients in the hospitality industry in the last few years but PwC has reported a positive outlook for 2017 to 2021. Despite safety and security concerns, global economic factors and changing visa regulations, international visitor numbers to South Africa have recovered significantly from a 6,8% decrease in 2015 to a 12,8% increase in 2016. Domestic tourism is also an important source of revenue and employment, contributing 52% of total tourism consumption.
Insurance companies promise a lot of things. That they’re faster and cheaper than the next guy. Or that they’ll always be there for you. At Santam, we’ve always said that we do insurance good and proper. Insurance with no ifs, no buts and no maybes. Insurance that looks for reasons to pay you, rather than reasons not to.
Starting a business is probably one of the most exciting things you’ll do in your lifetime. The freedom of doing your own thing is priceless, yet many entrepreneurs cite cash flow troubles as one of their biggest challenges. We’ve put together a list of common burdens to watch out for as you budget for your new venture.
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Thinking about switching insurance companies? Perhaps you’ve been shopping around for a while. Whatever your reason for changing, the process can be quick and pain free. Read on for our tips on easily changing insurance companies.
It’s a good idea for all homeowners to review their building and house content insurance cover to see if they are adequately covered against fire risk.
The end-of-year holidays are popular times for car buyers to upgrade their set of wheels, whether it’s to impress visiting family or to enjoy a long road trip in comfort.
Large parts of South Africa have been lashed by hail, tornadoes and heavy rains in recent weeks, causing flooding and extensive property damage. For those living in areas prone to extreme weather conditions, Attie Blaauw, Head of Personal Lines Underwriting at Santam – South Africa’s largest insurer – offers some advice to intermediaries and clients on how to lower risks associated with property or personal injuries during these extreme weather events.