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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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Nominated vs Regular Driver (2008)

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance warns consumers to ensure that they fully understand and appreciate the basis upon which motor vehicle insurance is taken out and the category of persons who are insured whilst driving a motor vehicle belonging to an insured.

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Car Alarms (2008)

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance warns consumers to ensure that they fully understand and appreciate the basis upon which motor vehicle insurance is taken out and the category of persons who are insured whilst driving a motor vehicle belonging to an insured.

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Finalists Announced (2008)

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance announced the three finalists who stand in line to walk away with its prestigious “Ukusizana” award, which is an annual award aimed at recognising short-term insurers’ commitment to consumer excellence.

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Consumers have a duty to disclose relevant information (2007)

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance says that consumers have a duty to disclose relevant information and any material changes in circumstance, to their insurers to avoid the possibility of having their claim repudiated or the policy cancelled.

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E-Natis: Legal implications for failing to convert driver's license (2007)

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance says that there are different legal implications if you fail to convert your old driver's licence contained in your identity document to the card licence as opposed to failing to renew your card licence every five years.

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Annual Report Launch 2006 (2007)

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance launched its Annual Report for 2006 in Johannesburg today (Tuesday 27 March 2007 at 12h00)

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Organisational Champion Award for 2007 from the DTI (2007)

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance was awarded the Organisational Champion Award for 2007 by the Department of Trade and Industry at a glittering awards ceremony held in Pretoria.

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What is insurance? (2007)

THE OMBUDSMAN FOR SHORT-TERM INSURANCE: WHAT IS INSURANCE?

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Roadworthiness of vehicles

Media Release - June 2017 increase jurisdiction limits

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Roadworthiness of Vehicles - October 2017

Media Release - June 2017 increase jurisdiction limits

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Misrepresentation of regular driver details.

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance comments on the implications of taking out a driver behaviour monitoring policy.

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Media Release 2016 04

Claims rejected due to non-payment of premium