News – General

New Legislation around Water Heating System

  • September 14, 2018 | Article courtesy of Hollard Insure Broker Communications | Category: General

Nobody wants to land in hot water!  The best way to avoid trouble, is to always stay on top of new developments like this: the government has passed legislation regulating the manufacturing of hot water systems (geysers).

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Mandela Day at Kitty & Puppy Haven

  • July 18, 2018 | Written by Nicole Tobias | Category: General, Barker Unite

Kitty and Puppy Haven suffered a fire in early June, and following this disaster, the puppy haven building was left very badly damaged, and the crucial dog food stash was lost too.

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Barker Unite Christmas for TLC Ministries

  • January 01, 2018 | Category: General, Barker Unite

In December 2017, the Barker Unite team visited the TLC Children’s Home in Eikenhof, Johannesburg for a year end treat for all the children. The Barker Insurance team collected sports takkies for all the children and balls, toys and some other fun goodies for the children to play with.

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Vehicle Tracking - What you need to know

  • October 30, 2017 | Written by Louise Forsyth | Category: General

At Barker Insurance Brokers, our Personal Insurance Underwriting team spends a considerable amount of time helping clients to manage their risks. Not only making sure clients cover is correct, and adequate but also applying a pro-active approach to insurance and taking preventative measures to prevent and minimise claims. Vehicle Security being the top of that list. Barker Insurance, having been in the industry for 44 years, we have gone through all the different types of security from back in the day where gear locks and steering locks were the must have anti-theft deterrent, to Vesa Immobilisers with Anti Hijack buttons, and finally to now where Tracking and Recovery devices are a must have.

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Qhubeka & Barker Unite

  • October 15, 2017 | Written by Louise Forsyth | Category: General, Barker Unite

You may have noticed if you are a frequent reader of our newsletters or visitor to our website, that the Barker Team love doing good deeds, getting involved and giving back. So much so that we created our very own in-house joy givers and love spreaders, the “Barker Unite” team. The Barker Unite Team source people, places and causes that need help throughout the year.

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Thatched roofs – What they mean for your insurance cover

  • October 01, 2017 | Article courtesy of Hollard Broker Communications | Category: General

So you’re buying a beautiful weekend home in the Magaliesburg with a thatched roof – or you’re planning to build a lapa over your outside entertainment area at home. Have you considered what that entails, from both maintenance and insurance perspectives?

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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, Barker 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, Barker 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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