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How did we go from smoke signals to SMSs?

Communication has come a long way since our ancestors were painting pictures of animals and hunti...

 

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This is why it’s important to understand your policy

Most of us know how devastating it is when you have to put in an insurance claim only to find tha...

 

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Be prepared for tropical cyclone Dineo

You may have heard of a severe tropical cyclone, Dineo, currently off the coast of Mozambique. Th...

 

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Ford Kuga recall – What you need to know

Ford Kugas equipped with 1.6-litre engines manufactured between 2012 and 2014 are being recalled...

 

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Insure without the unsure

We want to tell you about something that happened to the insurance industry 13 years ago. Somethi...

 

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How do you ensure you’re insured properly? Part 2

In last month’s blog, we talked about a question that almost every insured person has had to ask...

 

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Enjoy a worry-free summer with Dialdirect

What’s a training session without your iPod to keep you pumped? How do you keep track of your die...

 

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How do you ensure you’re insured properly? Part 1

Has something you’ve insured ever been damaged? If so, did you ask yourself the question, “Am I...

 

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4 futuristic tech trends that will change home insurance

We live in a world of exponential growth in technology; for the first time in human history, the...

 

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A brief braai story

Being such summer-lovers in South Africa, many of us adore spending quality time with our friends...

 

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Things you never knew about the Olympics

You care about how far a person can throw a metal-core disc. You’re outraged that golf made it bu...

 

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Backpacking tips for the adventurous traveller

Is the current cold weather getting you down? Do you long for balmy beaches? If your adventurous...

 

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The top 5 highest grossing movies of 2016

The internet has changed the way we do almost everything, and mostly for the better. For instance...

 

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5 of the best museums in South Africa

There are so many things to love about South Africa. After all, it’s a unique country, with all o...

 

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8 of the greatest South African inventions

South Africans have developed a few awesome inventions. Some of them have made people’s lives...

 

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6 of the best (or worst) words added to the dictionary recently

Hangry, dad bod, yolo – do these terms sound like a foreign language to you? Do you use them in...

 

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4 easy winter holiday ideas

Winter means something different to everyone. For some, it’s a time for family snuggles and sippi...

 

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6 ways to use less data

At Dialdirect, we want to make your life easier, which is why we’re the only insurer to offer fre...

 

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7 refreshingly fun and unusual family activities

Doesn’t time fly by? We’re almost at the end of the first school term and it seems like only...

 

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Stick to your New Year’s resolutions with these easy tips

Humans have been celebrating the New Year for at least 4000 thousand years, with various cultures...

 

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6 ways to protect your car in a heat wave

South Africa has seen some seriously hot weather these last few months, and it’s affecting everyo...

 

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8 factors that affect your life cover premium

If you have children, a bond, or a long-term partner, chances are, you’ve taken out life cover or...

 

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The pros and cons of streaming

South Africa might be a little sluggish when it comes to internet access, but we’re getting there...

 

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Simple but creative Valentine’s Day ideas

Have you ever wondered why we exchange sweets, chocolates, flowers, hearts, and teddy bears on 14...

 

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New tech to look forward to this year

Each year, you probably spend a lot of money on modern tech and gadgets, and when something happe...

 

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Private or government education: which is right for you?

With the recent #feesmustfall protests, education in South Africa has been in the spotlight even...

 

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What type of internet connection do you need?

Remember to protect your internet hardware with Dialdirect's household contents insurance, whethe...

 

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9 quotes by entrepreneurs to propel you into the New Year

Along with making it easy to get car insurance quotes online, we thought we'd ease your year-end...

 

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Keeping kids occupied during the December holidays

With these tips, keeping the kids occupied these holidays will be as easy as getting online...

 

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10 Vacation ideas for the whole family

With these top local holiday spots and a reliable car insurance quote from Dialdirect, you can...

 

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7 Easy ways to manage year-end stress

From insurance companies , to business people, to working moms & dads, year-end stress affects...

 

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Wearable technology of the future

Soon you'll be able to get life cover quotes in seconds by using your wearable tech, but the...

 

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Easy car safety tips

To ensure that your vehicle isn't targeted by criminals, we've compiled a list of easy-to-follow...

 

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Myth busted: hands-free driving as dangerous as hand-held

Our insurance company reveals the results of the experiment – are hands-free kits safer than...

 

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Dialdirect’s easy load shedding recipes

We’re all about making your life easier, from taking out home insurance to making sure your famil...

 

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Online policy management anywhere, anytime

Did you know that you can manage your policy, change your car insurance details and submit a clai...

 

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5 Ways to make back to school stress-free

With these back-to-school tips, getting the kids ready for the new term will be as easy as gettin...

 

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The pros and cons of going off the grid

Going off the grid can mean less claiming on your home insurance due to power surges, but it can...

 

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5 Time-saving cooking hacks

These 5 time-saving tips will make cooking as quick as getting insurance quotes online with...

 

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8 Must-haves for the modern business traveller

Deciding whether to take car insurance on your car when you travel for business is enough to worr...

 

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7 Time-saving tips for your morning routine

Ever find yourself glancing back and forth at the clock in your car on the way to work, wishing y...

 

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6 Ways to clear your inbox today

Many of our readers will agree – there are few tasks at work that are as tedious and time-consumi...

 

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Top smartphone photography tips

Haven’t you found that some of your favourite, must-be-framed family pictures have been snapped...

 

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Find your running rhythm

There are those that are natural athletes. Yes, it’s true. They exist. The rest of us? We’re doing our best. Because of its low start-up costs...

 

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Save time with these simple life hacks

While the term ‘hacking’ used to have fairly negative connotations, it has evolved somewhat to indicate helpful tricks that could save you money, time, pointless physical labour, and much more....

 

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Let technology make life more convenient

Technology has become the most influential part of our lives, and not always for the better some might argue. That doesn’t have to be the case. The Internet is filled with all sorts of technology...

 

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How to loadshed-proof your business

It’s become part of our daily lives, and the reality is that load shedding is going to be around for a while. Isn’t it time to put some plans in place to safeguard your business and keep things goi...

 

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Clever uses for household items

Everyday life is notorious for creating little annoyances from squeaky door hinges to dropping your phone in the bath. Fret not – for there is always a (affordable) solution and you don’t have to...

 

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Tech events coming up this year

Technology makes life a lot easier but it advances so quickly that sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the trends. Luckily, there are a number of tech events across South Africa that can keep you...

 

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Make the most of your time

Did you know that certain parts of the day are more ideal for certain tasks than others? This fact is what has guided the development of various online education facilities, whose systems can...

 

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Where does all your precious time go?

The average person has a life expectancy of 78,6 years, that is 943,2 months, about 4 101,14 weeks and, ultimately, 688 992,8 hours. This seems like a large number but where do all our hours go? Wh...

 

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Benefit with Dialdirect online

Who knows more about your insurance needs than you do? This is why we created an online policy management portal where you, our valued client, are in complete control. No more call-waiting or...

 

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Fireproof your home

The drop in temperature directly influences the increase of fires in South Africa. The leading causes of domestic fires are fire places, gas leakage, heaters, electric blankets and burning candles,...

 

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5 Car tips for the cold season

During these cold times it becomes more risky to drive. Here are some easy tips to make sure that you are at your safest. Check your tyres, windscreen wipers, brakes, lights and, what ever you do,...

 

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10 strangest things sold online

The age of information has made many things easier and more accessible. You can now do your monthly groceries without stepping out of your home, buy a complete wardrobe online or even order a loung...

 

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Ten tips for more “me” time

There are, and always will be, only 24 hours in a day. Where do all those hours, minutes and seconds go? Are you spending all your time on work and chores? Do you even have time just for yourself? ...

 

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5 Ways technology can save you money

The information age and all of its new technology has made research easier, it has also made connecting to others very simple but did you know that it can also save you money?

 

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Your mom is unique, make her day special

Mother’s Day, the 10 th of May, is slowly approaching. Breakfast in bed and flowers are so overdone. Try something different with your mum this year. Here are seven ideas.

 

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Build your own insurance cover

Along with Easy Buy and Easy Bundle, Easy Build is one of the online purchasing options on Dialdirect’s new and improved website. Using Easy Build when buying insurance gives you complete control o...

 

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5 ways to make your business stand out from your competitors

As a business insurance provider, we want our customers’ enterprises to succeed and we know, better than anyone, that beginning a new business venture is daunting, no matter how...

 

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Gardening in April

It’s April and there’s a definite chill in the air, the mornings seem darker and we’re finding ourselves fantasising about hibernation more and more every day. Autumn is upon us and all around...

 

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9 Time Saving Cleaning Tips

Living in a clean, tidy home is something we all strive to do. Unfortunately houses don’t become clean by themselves; we have to work for it. There are, however, many ways to skin a cat and certain...

 

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It’s time for the Apple Watch

Rumours about the Apple Watch have been doing the rounds since the release of the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus earlier this year. Many questions around it still exist. Is it just a watch? What...

 

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Easyway saves you time

Easyway aims to make car-related services and problems easy for their customers, and that’s why they are a key supplier to us at Dialdirect. You can make use of the following services at any Easywa...

 

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Strange traffic laws around the world

The South African traffic law of giving herders and their cattle right of way (not doing so could get you a R3600 fine) might evoke some raised eyebrows from foreigners but some traffic laws from...

 

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Four Basic Car Problems - Solved

There are some things about cars that are not taught in our K53 system, things that you have to learn as time goes by or by asking an expert. We cover four popular problematic areas for drivers and...

 

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9 things successful people do on Sundays

Most of us are just too familiar with the “existential crisis” also known as “Sunday night”. “Existential crisis” is a fitting term for describing a Sunday night because, in terms of our mind-set, ...

 

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Get rid of common household pests

Does it sometimes feel like you’re not alone when you are home? Do you feel like you’re being watched by tiny pairs of eyes or that your food keeps disappearing? Are there inexplicable sounds and...

 

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Keep your business safe and secure

We’ve got your business covered with some easy tips to protect your equipment and premises from thieves. With Dialdirect, you know we always have your business covered if anything goes wrong...

 

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Steering your enterprise in the right direction

Choosing your business model is an important long-term decision. Your business model is the foundation on which your business grows and adapts to market changes.

 

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Spotless Spectacles

There are only a few things as wonderful as putting on a new pair of glasses and seeing the world crystal clear again – trees have leaves, clouds have shapes and colours are bright. But, as anyone...

 

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Quick, Easy, Healthy Lunchbox Ideas

Packing a healthy, quick lunchbox is easier than you think and the best part is that you probably already have everything that you need in your kitchen. Instead of planning a time-consuming midday...

 

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Safe as Houses

It’s a common saying that accidents usually happen in the home. So why not take the necessary steps to make things like break-ins, fires and accidents less likely to happen within the walls of your...

 

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The easy way to keeping your braai at its best

Time well spent on a South African weekend normally involves a gathering around the braai. Without a braai, of some description; a house just isn’t a home. A good braai is usually quite an...

 

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Driverless cars, the way to go

Driverless or autonomous cars have always been a favourite topic in science fiction but it looks like we might be able to drop the “fiction” part pretty soon. Some of the biggest names in car manufacturing...

 

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15 Things to keep in your car, for any situation

Most people climb into their cars every morning, drive to work (or if you’re lucky) to a holiday destination without thinking twice about the “what ifs”. Make sure that you’re prepared for the..

 

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To supplement or to not supplement?

The pursuit of longevity is a common trend amongst us humans. We will do anything to be healthier, feel better and live to a ripe old age. So much so, that most of us have been popping vitamin and...

 

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Ten Easy Tips for the Perfect Pool

“Fun in the sun” is a term that best describes our South African climate and what better way to take advantage of our great summer weather than cooling off in a crystal clear swimming pool. Pool...

 

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Productivity Apps for 2015

There’s no doubt that technology has made our lives easier. We’ve come a long way since the first Personal Computer, as we know it today, in the 1970s to the Smartphones we all carry around with...

 

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