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#BeSafe when driving in heavy rain

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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.


How to minimise damage caused by hail

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How to minimise damage caused by hail

Here are some precautions to take to prevent hail damage to your car and home.

Fire season in South Africa – stay safe

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Fire season in South Africa – stay safe

Fire season has arrived. There are numerous factors which lead to fires, human error being one of the main causes. Here's how to prevent and stay safe from fires.

What to do in the event of an earthquake

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What to do in the event of an earthquake

Earthquakes or tremors are not common in South Africa but the 3’5 magnitude earthquake in Oudtshoorn today highlights the importance and value of ensuring your own safety and the safety of those you love. Santam’s experts recommend the following guidelines in the event of an earthquake, severe tremor, no matter where you are.

Flooded? Here’s what you need to do

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Flooded? Here’s what you need to do

Summer is here and with it comes the possibility of torrential rain and flooding in large parts of South Africa. Historically, most incidents of flooding takes place December, January and February.

Tips on how to protect yourself from lightning

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Tips on how to protect yourself from lightning

Our research has shown that the average house in Johannesburg and Pretoria will be struck by lightning once every 25 years however, the same house will experience power surges, due to lightning, more than ten times per year. Our technical specialists have put together some advice and tips on how to keep safe

Summer hail storms: Here’s what to do

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Summer hail storms: Here’s what to do

When it comes to hail storms, the good news is that if you have general insurance with Santam for buildings, your policy covers damage caused by hail stones. The same principle applies for motor vehicle insurance.

Affected by hail?

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Affected by hail?

Hail damage can be disastrous which is why we’ve made the claims process as simple as possible for you.

Fire season – be alert

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Fire season – be alert

December to April usually signals fire season. However, the prevailing dry conditions and unpredictable winds have already seen fire teams across the country having to contend with numerous fires.

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