#UnrestSA: Sasria gives insurers green light to process claims under R1m, higher claims delayed

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Looting and arson have left some parts of KZN and Gauteng ravaged, and Sasria is counting the insurance costs.
Looting and arson have left some parts of KZN and Gauteng ravaged, and Sasria is counting the insurance costs.
Phill Magakoe / AFP

Business owners who had their properties and belongings damaged during last week's riots in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng might get their claims paid a little faster if they are under R1 million. However, those with bigger claims are likely in for a long wait.

The state-owned South African Special Risk Insurance Association (Sasria) is the only insurer that covers claims caused by riots, civil unrest and terrorism, and vandalism caused by public disorder.

It has promised to fast-track claims resulting from looting and damage to properties that engulfed South Africa in the past week.

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