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Does your insurance cover you as a result of load-shedding?

eNCA logo eNCA 2019-03-25 Donald Lobelo

JOHANNESBURG - The inconvenience of load-shedding goes beyond sitting in the dark.

Household appliances are sometimes damaged when the power goes off.

READ: Eskom anticipates no load-shedding for the week

Power utility Eskom has been implementing load-shedding due to a shortage of capacity.

© 27707 Old Mutual is suggesting that South Africans insure their appliances to protect themselves.

Insurance expert Christelle Coleman said consumers need to understand what it is they are covered for.

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“The majority of insurance companies will cover you either in full or a portion of power surge damage and of course your fires as a result of a power surge.

"But not all insurance policies are not created equal and this is why it is incredibly important to check your policy, talk to your broker,” Coleman said.

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