News – General

Taking care of the roof over your head

  • August 10, 2017 | Article courtesy of Hollard Broker Communications | Category: General

Patrick and Linda are moving from Johannesburg to Durban and are looking to buy a house – and to ensure a good purchase, they’re doing their homework.
They’d had some roof maintenance issues before that led to huge costs at their Johannesburg home, so now they’re being prudent and strictly analysing each prospective home.
Patrick has drawn up a list of questions he plans to ask, to ensure they don’t miss anything and are well informed when they make their final decision ...

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Barker Unite’s 67 minutes at Princess Alice Adoption Home - Mandela Day 2017

  • July 18, 2017 | Written by Leanne Panicco | Category: General, BIB Unite

Mandela Day – 18th July 2017 is a great opportunity for each of us, however big or small, to make a difference in the world. This year, Barker Unite put together an initiative for the Princess Alice Adoption Home (PAAH); a facility of Jo’burg Child Welfare and a registered Non-Profit Organisation (000-566 NPO) and Public Benefits Organisation.

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Barker “Boxes of Joy” for Thandanani House of Refuge

  • November 17, 2016 | Written by Leanne Panicco | Category: General, BIB Unite

Christmas is such a special time of the year for families and especially children. With this sentiment in mind, Barker Unite selected a project this year at ‘Thandanani, House of Refuge’, a registered charity organisation which falls under the banner of the Kingsway Centre of Concern. Thandanani was established to give hope to the lives of abandoned, abused, orphaned and neglected children. They currently provide refuge for 25 children, who have arrived at Thandanani through the court, school or church, in order to receive aid.

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Driving safely while staying connected

  • October 04, 2016 | Written by Lloyd Barker | Category: General

The world is a comprised of high-speed multi-taskers, but multi-tasking while you’re driving poses tremendous risk to your Personal Safety?
If you can’t logically sort it out for yourself there are plenty of studies that show any distraction that interrupts a driver’s concentration is potentially dangerous. Take your eyes off the road for a second and an incident can happen (i.e. an accident, a smash & grab, etc.)

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Mobilising people with Bicycles #Qhubeka

  • July 21, 2016 | Written by Louise Forsyth | Category: General, Events, BIB Unite

The name Qhubeka has been an active topic of late with the Dimension Data Qhubeka Team doing so well at the current Tour De France, what a privilege it was to be part of the Qhubeka Bicycle handover in Orlando East. Sixty shiny and new green Dimension Data Qhubeka Bicycles were handed over to the learners of Selelekele High School at Orlando Communal Hall.

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“Hugs in Mugs” and “Sarmie Army” for Mandela Day 2016

  • July 18, 2016 | Written by Louise Forsyth | Category: General, BIB Unite

The Barker team definitely “spread the love” this morning for their annual Mandela Day 67mins of service. This year’s theme of a “Hug in a Mug”, saw the team put together 67 soup cups which were filled with soup sachets and a sachet of coffee to warm 67 bellies.

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Celebrating 30 years of successful partnership with Hollard

  • May 20, 2016 | Written by Louise Forsyth | Category: General

2016 brings up an iconic milestone shared by Barker Insurance Brokers and Hollard. Take a mini trip down memory lane with us…

Barker Insurance Broker, previously known as KO Barker Insurance Broker Pty Ltd had been in business for 7years, with 7 employees, Ken & Bev Barker, Liz Steele, Lily Howard, Theresa Legodi, Albert Makwala & Enneth Nyandeni, 6 of which are still with Barker Insurance today

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Weak Rand could leave you under-insured - Moneyweb

  • April 20, 2016 | Article courtesy of Moneyweb Today | Category: General

We came across this interesting article from Moneyweb Today which hits the nail on the head with regards to the weaker rand and how this affects your insurance cover. At Barker insurance, we do our very best to annually increase values on Household Contents, Houseowners, Jewellery items and Computer equipment at our annual policy renewal. However we do always advise that clients keep a regular eye on their cover and make sure that their cover values are updated regularly where necessary, to avoid being out of pocket in the event of a loss.

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BIB Easter Bunnies visit Nazareth House

  • March 22, 2016 | Written by Nicole Tobias | Category: General, BIB Unite

Barker Insurance BIB Unite team visited Nazareth House on the 22nd of March 2016, just in time to spread some love before the Easter weekend. Nazareth House has become a well-known place of safety for many, including abandoned children, terminally ill and impoverished adults, and the elderly.

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Mobilising people with bicycles can change lives

  • January 20, 2016 | Written by Louise Forsyth | Category: General, BIB Unite

Toward the end of 2015, Redhill student Dominique Pretorius sent out an appeal for a project that the Grade 7’s were assigned. The project was called The Leavers Legacy Project. The motivation of the Leavers Legacy Project is to leave behind something great for others less fortunate.

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