OPINION ARTICLES

Voorpos Holiday Safety Tips

Nov 24, 2023

Opinion by Cochrane Nel

Christmas trees, colourful baubles, and the irresistible scent of freshly baked cookies filling the air. It’s the time of year we’ve all been waiting for… The Festive Season is here!

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To solar or not to solar… What does your insurer say?

Jun 23, 2023

Opinion by Jaun Duvenage

Solar has boomed in South Africa recently, and for good reason. Our prolonged electricity crisis has forced many households and offices to take charge and invest in alternative power solutions.

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Loadshedding and Your Insurance

Mar 07, 2023

Opinion by Jaun Duvenage

Do you feel like you are in the dark when it comes to your insurance and loadshedding? You are not alone. Loadshedding has created significant challenges for households and businesses, including an increased risk of power surges, fires, and crime.

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Holiday Safety Tips

Dec 12, 2022

Opinion by Jaun Duvenage

Are you hitting the road this holiday for that well-deserved break you have been planning and dreaming about for months? Well, whether you’re a seasoned traveller, or you're going away for the first time, there are some important precautions to take before you embark on your trip.

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Supply Constraints Causing Car Repair Delays

Aug 3, 2022

Opinion by Melvin Duvenage

According to Santam, South Africans should prepare themselves for a potential delay in vehicle repairs due to a shortage of vehicle parts. This follows numerous global events that have negatively impacted the auto industry, with repercussions also seen in South Africa.

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1-2-3 Easy Steps to Calculate your Building’s Insurance Value

Jun 23, 2022

Opinion by Melvin Duvenage

Have you ever wondered about the true cost it will take to rebuild your property from the foundation up? We’re talking about all the permanent fixtures; from concrete and carports to all the little enhancements you have made; like new bathroom tiles, chandeliers, mirrors, and all the bells and whistles in between.

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Is reviewing your short-term insurance really necessary?

Feb 14, 2022

Opinion by Melvin Duvenage

Every now and again, one should embrace the opportunity to assess, improve and make positive changes. Some individuals realise their dream by making big and daunting changes, such as tackling a new job, changing careers, or purchasing new property.

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Insurance in a nutshell

Oct 10, 2021

Opinion by Melvin Duvenage

Let’s just be honest and upfront. For some, insurance is a grudge purchase. It’s not a luxury. It’s not glamorous, or even desirable. But, while we are calling a spade a spade, let us also face the fact: Insurance IS a necessity!

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Insurance Tips for the Agricultural Sector

Dec 3, 2019

Opinion by Jaun Duvenage

It is stating the obvious, but we all understand how much the agricultural industry relies on climatic conditions for its success. Unfortunately, the recent drought and fires reminded us of this fragile co-existence yet again. And then, to top it all off, we have to include the volatile economic markets into this relationship circle as well.

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Three little pigs took out insurance

Aug 14, 2019

A story by Voorpos

Once upon a time, there were three little pigs. As they grew older and left their parents' home, they purchased their own vehicles and houses, and furnished each of them according to their individual taste. As their assets grew it was inevitable that they had to seek insurance to safeguard them against the notorious wolf pack.

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Insurance advice for thatched roofs

Mar 5, 2019

Opinion by Stefan Duvenage

The ambience and character that thatched roofs radiate is unmistakable. They have been around for centuries, have been loved and appreciated by generations, are aesthetically pleasing and creates the impression that you are closer to nature.

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Safety tips for the Festive Season

Dec 13, 2017

Opinion by Melvin Duvenage

For most, the Festive Season means family, friends, good food, cheer and, of course, gifts. But, it is also a time when burglars run rampant, and nothing can ruin your holiday fun and memories quicker than a break-in.

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NEVER do this in the event of a car accident

Aug 15, 2017

Opinion by Stefan Duvenage

Unfortunately, most drivers are likely to be involved in a car accident at least once in their lives; and it is apparent that most individuals do not know what to in the event of this happening to them.

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Don’t cut out the middle man just yet

Aug 04, 2016

Opinion by Jaun Duvenage

Why cutting out the middle man is not always the best advice

Nowadays it is easy to get insured. With so many avenues at your disposal, you can select an insurer with the click of a button. In this article, we answer one of the most important questions when it comes to your insurance: Do you really need a broker?

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