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Each matter is dealt with on its own merits and no precedent is created by our findings.

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Press Release 05 November 2013

Press Release 5 November 2013 - The Appeal Mechanism

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Media Release 11 April 2013

The Board of Directors of the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance appoints a Deputy Ombudsman

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Media Release 18 October 2012

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance appoints new independent chairman

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Announcement of Ukusizana Award

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance accounced the winner of its prestigious Isabel Jones Ukusizana Award, at a cocktail function held in Johannesburg recently.

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Annual Report 2007 (2008)

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance launched its Annual Report for 2007 and announced the winner of its prestigious Isabel Jones Ukusizana Award in Johannesburg today (Wednesday 26 March 2008).

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Newspaper article - Personal Finance published 14 May 2012

Of the 9 827 complaints resolved by the office of the Ombudsman for Short-term Insurance last year, the ombudsman issued 10 final rulings against insurers.

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Ombudsman appointment - Published by Cover Magazine 11 November 2011

The Board of the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance announced the appointment of its new Ombudsman this week in Johannesburg. Dennis Jooste will take over the role of Ombudsman from Brian Martin with effect from 1st January 2012.

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Announcement of Ukusizana Award (2010)

The Ombudsman for short-term 2009 at a cocktail functionrt-Term Insurance announced the winner of its prestigious Isabel Jones Ukusizana Award held in Johannesburg recently.

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Annual Report for 2009 (2010)

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance launched his Annual Report for 2009 to guests at a function held in Johannesburg today (Friday 26 March 2010).

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Release Travel Insurance (2010)

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance says that many consumers complain to his office about the difficulties they experience with travel insurance.

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Media Release 2016 04

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance comments on the importance of consumer awareness of the extent of protection provided for in short-term insurance policies

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Violation Cover (2010)

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance says that policy holders who have violation cover for their motor vehicle should always remember, in the event of their claim being repudiated by their insurer.

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Assessment of third party damages (2010)

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance says that motorists who are the victims of the negligence of persons insured with short-term insurers are frequently directed by the other party to deal with their insurers in relation to a recovery of the damages to their motor vehicles.

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Dangers of travelling through water on roads (2010)

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance cautions motorists of the dangers of driving through water on the roads as we are in the midst of our summer rainfall season which is frequently accompanied by extremely heavy and sudden downpours of rain that may result in flooding of roads.

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OSTI Launch of Annual Report for 2008 (2009)

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance launched its Annual Report for 2008 and announced the winner of its prestigious Isabel Jones Ukusizana Award at a function held in Johannesburg today (Wednesday 25 March 2008).

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Consumers not to be pressurised into purchasing an insurance product at point of sale (2009)

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance cautions consumers not to be pressurised into purchasing an insurance product at point of sale.

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The use of "Pirate" and second hand parts in the repair of motor vehicles. (2009)

The Office of the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance frequently receives complaints from consumers concerning the use by Insurers when repairing motor vehicles of so-called "pirate parts" as well as second hand components.

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Houseowners Maintenance (2009)

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance reports that consumers are often confused about the cover provided to them in terms of house owners insurance and may be under the impression that if they experience any problems with their house that their insurer is obliged to rectify the problem.

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Accurate information when taking out short-term insurance (2009)

Consumers need to ensure that they disclose true and accurate information to their insurer when taking out insurance as insurers are entitled to full and frank disclosure of all facts material to its assessment of the risk and the premium charged.

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Things you should do over the festive season to protect your assets (2009)

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance: Things you should do over the festive season to protect your assets. The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance says that there are a few simple things consumers can do to protect their assets during the festive season.