South Africa News

S.African Insurers Old Mutual, Guardrisk Offer to Settle With Virus-Hit Firms

JOHANNESBURG — South African insurers Old Mutual and Guardrisk are to offer settlements to small business clients fighting rejected claims related to the impact of the country’s coronavirus lockdown. In line with the industry globally, South Africa’s insurers have declined …

Dissatisfied with Claim Delay, Family Protests with Corpse

Old Mutual Ltd. is in the spotlight again for all the wrong reasons. The 174-year-old insurer was forced to apologize after a grieving family brought a corpse to one of its branches so the company would process a claim for …

19 Killed in Head-on Crash in South Africa

South African police say 19 people were killed when an overtaking car smashed head-on into a minibus taxi as the nation’s holiday accident toll continues to grow. Sergeant Mmako Mophiring said both vehicles caught fire after they collided Monday on …