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The SAIA's response to earthquake in South Africa- Johannesburg


SAIA Media Statement 

Date: 6 August 2014


The SAIA’s response to earthquake in South Africa – Johannesburg

The South African Insurance Association (SAIA) is aware and has taken note of the earthquake which struck just before 12:30 on 5 August and has had an impact on some parts of the country and in some neighbouring countries yesterday.

The SAIA and its members are still assessing the situation. Once the SAIA and its members have received more clarity on the impact of the event, we will be in a better position to shed more information on the matter.  

Earthquakes generally are considered by the insurance community to be one of the largest risks, which could be catastrophic to people, the environment, business, the government and the economy. The SAIA advises all customers affected by the event to get in touch with their short term insurers to confirm cover and to have the damage assessed.



Issued by the South African Insurance Association (SAIA)


For more information please contact:

Claire Norman

Manager:                                      Communication

Telephone:                                  +27 11 726 5381


About the SAIA


The SAIA is the voice of the short term insurance industry. It represents the industry at all levels and with all stakeholders, to ensure a sustainable and dynamic short term insurance industry for the benefit of all South Africans. The SAIA represents most of the short term insurance companies in South Africa and is authorised to negotiate on their behalf. The Association has 60 members who abide by the SAIA code of conduct. Members of the SAIA abide by the SAIA Code of Conduct and participate in the Office of the Ombudsman for Short-term Insurance. The SAIA also participates and is represented in various organisations within and outside the insurance industry.