SA’s largest short-term insurer, Santam, has deployed rapid-response teams to the storm-ravaged Western Cape, bracing itself for a high number of claims, particularly in the wine-rich area of Franschhoek.

This comes as heavy downpours across large parts of the Western Cape wreaked havoc over the long weekend with several rivers breaking their banks, causing flood-related damage while landslides and rockfalls forced the closure of all major roads leading into Cape Town...

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