No insurance for shack fire victims
Nov12

No insurance for shack fire victims

Our heart goes out to the Kya Sands families affected by the blaze. The tragedy at Kya Sands yesterday brings home the conditions in which so many people in our country have to live. Their lives turned to ash in one foul swoop. There is no such thing as insurance for a shack dweller and what was lost has gone forever. Up in smoke. If a fire tragedy does not take a life, it takes away every material belonging in one’s life. By the time...

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Get a Good Funeral Cover And Stick With it
Oct21

Get a Good Funeral Cover And Stick With it

At least 9.2 million adults have formal funeral cover, writes Neesa Moodley-Isaacs ‘I realised that it was an oversight to be just paying for mortuary or burial society only. Last month I joined Boxer. “They have a package and they are with Nedbank. You pay R20 a month and they pay out R5 000,” says Pelo. According to Finscope South Africa 2013, Pelo is just one of many South Africans who have come to this realisation. The survey,...

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