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The Dialdiary – blog articles to keep you in the know

Dialdirect, Discovery Insure and City of Joburg partner to fix potholes
The City of Joburg, Dialdirect Insurance and Discovery Insure today announced the launch of the Pothole Patrol, a partnership to manage the repair of potholes throughout Johannesburg, in a unique data driven initiative designed to make roads safer for all residents.
Here’s how you could boost your ching wih Dialdirect Payback Booster
We could all use a cash boost, especially in these challenging times. Imagine earning extra ching for doing something you already do, driving right and insuring right. Start the year right by boosting your ching with Dialdirect’s Payback Booster.
Surviving Eloise – a practical guide
South Africans were impacted by the magnitude of Cyclone Eloise. Dialdirect Insurance shares a guide with you on how to reduce or avoid damages.
Remote working: Are you covered by your home insurance?
With COVID-19 pandemic, many people are working from home. Does this have any effect on their home insurance policies? We take a look.
Budding DIY Enthusiasts: Here’s why you should check your insurance
During the Covid-19 crisis, many South Africans turned to DIY for maintenance jobs around the home. But we caution DIY enthusiasts to think twice before getting stuck into home improvement projects because things can, and sometimes do, go horribly wrong. Dialdirect Insurance offers some helpful tips.
What Are Power Surges?
Power surges caused by lighting & other issues might end up costing thousands in damages. We look at what causes power surges & how you can prevent them
7 Ways to Dial Up Your Ching in 2021
Now more than ever, having extra ching can make a world of difference. With us spending a lot more time at home the bills just don’t stop from groceries, electricity, water, data… the list goes on and on.
Rentals vs Airbnb: Has COVID-19 shifted the tide?
There are around 35 000 South African Airbnb hosts. What will happen to them after the COVID-19 pandemic has ended? We take a look at the future of Airbnb markets.
Is now the time to downsize your business property?
Is now the time to start thinking about downsizing your business property? Here are a few things to consider.
10 tips on how to shop safely online this holiday season
10 tips on how to shop safely online this holiday season. Before you add to cart and check out there are a few things you need to take note of. From creating strong passwords to researching the validity of sites, Dialdirect Insurance has put together some helpful tips for shopping safely online.
The importance of insuring electronic hardware as the world of work moves online.
While some changes including movement towards a virtual world of work were already underway before the breakout of Covid-19, the lockdown that has been put as a response to the virus, has accelerated the move to online spaces for many companies.
The New Tech-Scape – 5 Tech Trends Set to Claim 2020
This year’s technological growth looks set to be a progression full of futuristic joy. From autonomous driving, to artificial intelligence, and even another giant leap in space exploration, it’s going to be a smorgasbord of techy thrills in 2020.
How to maintain PPE compliance amidst the COVID-19 outbreak
Here’s how you can maintain your PPE compliance in the workplace to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa.
How to be safe, and stay safe, when you’re out on a run
The new rules in lockdown level 3 say we can get out there and run again, whenever we want. But even though some limitations have relaxed, it seems the bad guys haven’t. In fact, just the opposite. Recent stats have shown an increase in incidents where joggers are being targeted and mugged. Read on for more on how to stay safe when out on a run.
The risks of cancelling your life insurance
So, you’re thinking of cancelling your life insurance policy? While all your reasons to do so may be valid, such as opting to prioritize other expenses like rising school fees, which are putting many families under great financial pressure.
Avoid the distractions, drive right and earn some ching
Many of us are guilty of getting distracted on the road. In fact, research shows us that drivers whose attention is taken away from driving for more than 2 seconds at a time are at increased risk of a crash.
11 innovative ways to save over R17 000 and petrol in 2021
The financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic can be felt and seen in many industries, one of them being the fuel industry. With prices going up in January by between 40 and 43 cents per litre in petrol and between 54 and 55 cents a litre in diesel, many are feeling the pinch in their pockets.
10 Road Trip Game Ideas for Kids
Hitting the road with the fam these holidays? Road trips are great, but too many hours in the car can lead to restlessness and boredom. Here are 10 road trip game ideas to keep the kids entertained in the car.