The heavy haulage industry is the heartbeat of South Africa’s economy, with virtually every commodity we consume transported by trucks. So, it is not surprising that the trucking industry contributes 8% of the country’s GDP which amounts to a staggering R130 billion per annum and employs over 300 000 people.
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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If you feel that it’s time to shop around for insurance, here’s everything you need to know about switching insurers.
Choosing the right insurance for your home and possessions is really important. How would you replace everything in your house if it was destroyed or stolen?
Selling your vehicle privately could get you more cash. But, for some, life’s too short to field calls and do weekend test-drives. A trade-in is a much more convenient option: you have an abundance of dealerships and vehicles to choose from and they make everything easy and hassle-free for you.
Thunder storms, hail, heavy rain and flooding are all part of the seasonal weather patterns in the summer rainfall areas of South Africa. But sudden and severe weather events present increased dangers and risks to motorists and pedestrians alike.