Cape fire insurance claims estimated at R25 million

Insurers have been inundated with calls after fires swept through Simons Town.

Donald Kau, head of corporate affairs at Santam says as of Wednesday they've registered over 40 claims with an estimated value of R25 million.

This week a fire broke out in Simon's Town ravaging houses in the area, leaving some residents homeless.

We had one or two motor claims the rest are property related to holiday apartments and cottages.

Donald Kau, Head of Corporate Affairs at Santam

We do cover natural disasters... there is very little that one can do in natural disasters.

Donald Kau, Head of Corporate Affairs at Santam

Kau urged property owners to be careful of alien vegetation close to their property. He says alien vegetation burns faster and they should be uprooted if found near residential areas.

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