Zurich Insurance SA acquired by Canada’s Fairfax Financial
7 July 2016

JOHANNESBURG – Swiss-based insurer, Zurich announced on Thursday that its operations in South Africa and Botswana will be acquired by Canada-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited for an undisclosed amount.

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Mercury Advert
December 2015

Gary Leech Advert in the Mercury
Make sure you know what to do

Hail Season

In the case of a motor repair process, you should not be referred directly to a drive-in centre or motor body repairer before a claim is registered. During the registration of a claim you or the intermediary will be directed to the most appropriate drive-in centre or motor body repairer. We endeavour to have vehicles roadworthy or property repaired as quickly as possible.

1st for Women InsuranceWe are proud to announce that as of June 2015, we have secured an agency with 1st For Women. This brings the total number of insurers/ underwriting managers we represent to 32.

1st for Women offer a wide range of personal and commercial insurance products for all sexes, but are particularly focused on offering the women in South Africa great benefits at very competitive premiums.

For all prospective and existing clients, we will most certainly ask them to quote on new, endorsement and renewal business. This will be in addition to however many other insurers we represent, that we feel should also be considered.

Gary Leech

There are benefits to using
your insurer’s chosen providers
There are benefits to using your insurer’s chosen providers
1 December 2014
A longstanding client of Gary Leech Insurance Brokers, Karen Haynes’ son, Matthew Haynes, submitted a claim for lost rings.
The rings were found and we were notified immediately. Settlement had already been done to our client and he arranged the refund back to Santam insurers immediately.
Thank you Matthew for your honesty.

Gary Leech Insurance Brokers has been serving you for 30 years ~ 01/07/2014



Most motorists turn on HIGH or FASTEST SPEED of the wipers during heavy downpour, yet the visibility in front of the windshield is still bad.......

In the event you face such a situation, just put on your SUNGLASSES (any model will do), and miracles! All of a sudden, your visibility in front of your windshield is perfectly clear, as if there is no rain.

Make sure you always have a pair of SUNGLASSES in your car. You are not only helping yourself to drive safely with good vision, but also might save your friend's life by giving him this idea.. Try it yourself and share it with your friends!!!!

Amazingly, you still see the drops on the windshield, but not the sheet of rain falling. You can see where the rain bounces off the road. It works to eliminate the "blindness" from passing cars. Or the "kickup" if you are following a car in the rain. They ought to teach this little tip in driver's training.. It really does work. This is a good warning. I wonder how many people knew about this???

A 36 year old female had an accident several weeks ago. It was raining, though not excessively when her car suddenly began to hydro-plane and literally flew through the air. She was not seriously injured but very stunned at the sudden occurrence! When she explained to the Police Officer what had happened, he told her something that every driver should know - NEVER DRIVE IN THE RAIN WITH YOUR CRUISE CONTROL ON. She thought she was being cautious by setting the cruise control and maintaining a safe consistent speed in the rain...

But the Police Officer told her that if the cruise control is on, your car will begin to hydro-plane when the tyres lose contact with the road, and your car will accelerate to a higher rate of speed making you take off like an aeroplane. She told the Officer that was exactly what had occurred.

The Officer said this warning should be listed, on the driver's seat sun-visor - NEVER USETHE CRUISE CONTROL WHEN THE ROAD IS WET OR ICY, along with the airbag warning. We tell our teenagers to set the cruise control and drive a safe speed - but we don't tell them to use the cruise control only when the road is dry.

The only person the accident victim found who knew this, (besides the Officer), was a man who'd had a similar accident, totaled his car and sustained severe injuries.

NOTE: Some vehicles (like the Toyota Sienna Limited XLE) will not allow you to set the cruise control when the windshield wipers are on.