KZN Best Driver Award

SANTACO KZN, together with the Department of Transport, have recently conducted a driver safety campaign. VUM’s Thandiwe Gwina was on the panel that chose KZN’s 3 safest drivers and VUM sponsored their prize. The winner of best driver was presented at the SANTACO KZN Gala Dinner. The winner was Mr. M Buthelezi (middle), 2nd – Mr. […]

Who’s on the other end of those emails?

Each month we want to introduce you to a new member of our amazing team!

Thami Nxumalo has been at VUM from the beginning. He has worked in underwriting and claims. He has applied his exceptional mind to Taxi Claims and has consequently risen to become the claims manager.

Thami hails from Nongoma in northern KwaZulu Natal. He still has strong ties to his community and visits Nongoma often. In his spare time, Thami is active in his church, enjoys reading and studying and supports the Mamelodi Sundowns (which nobody at VUM can understand). Above, Thami is photographed with his son, Sanele.

VUM was invited to attend a SANTACO KZN Gala Dinne…

VUM was invited to attend a SANTACO KZN Gala Dinner at which we were honoured to receive an award of gratitude for being a consistent business partner. Above are Mike Machiya and Thandiwe Gwina receiving the award.

Remote Jamming

Remote Jamming is an increasingly common phenomenon in which criminals block a vehicle’s locking function as the driver is walking away. After this, thieves will steal items from the car. Thefts that happen in this manner will not be covered by VUM as there is no evidence of forcible entry to the vehicle. Please make your clients aware of this risk, especially if they have cover under Business All Risks, Goods in Transport or Electronic Equipment with the Extended Theft extension taken on our AssetSure policy.


We Are Durban Bucket Drop

VUM is very proud to sponsor We Are Durban Social Upliftment. We Are Durban is a registered NPO that supports and empowers various charity organisations in and around Durban.

In December, We Are Durban supported the Olive Tree Church in collecting and distributing 350 buckets or food and school stationery to households that really need it. Above is one such household from the Wangu community on the North Coast of KZN. These families are so precious and deserve the best that we have to give them.
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Who’s on the other end of those emails?

Each month we want to introduce you to a new member of our amazing team!
It is fitting that we start off with Cherryl Freeman, the heart and soul of VUM. If you’ve phoned VUM, you’ve probably spoken to Cherryl and been called her darling or sweetheart. Cherryl works at reception, handles aspects of accounts and is the unofficial mom of VUM. She is married to Kevin, has 3 daughters and one adorable granddaughter. In her spare time Cherryl expresses her creative side with various crafts. We are very lucky to have her on the team.

Showing Some Valentines Love

In the Spirit of Valentine’s Day, VUM gave away chocolates to select brokers across Durban and Johannesburg.

Above are the happy ladies from Scottfin Insurance Brokers showing off their gifts.

If you feel that you missed out, and would like a visit from a VUM Marketer, let us know by emailing

Preferred Panel Beaters

After a prolonged trial period, VUM has decided to discontinue our Preferred Panel Beater excess reducer due to the fact that it has not proven to be economical.

London Road Church Soccer Team Sponsorship

VUM sponsored soccer kit to the London Road Church Soccer Team. London Road Church will be running a soccer tournament in Alexandra Township as a vehicle for reaching young men in that community.

This is part of an ongoing effort by London Road Church to make a real difference in that community.


VUM are proud to have played a supporting role in such an important initiative.


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Annual Staff Party

On Friday 29th of November we gathered for our annual staff party. Each year we take the opportunity to celebrate VUM’s greatest asset – our amazing staff.   We kicked off our day realigning with our company values and then shared in a festive meal.

Thank you for your support in 2013. We look forward to a blessed and prosperous new year.