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Rather be safe than sorry!

  The Valuator Group understands the overwhelming situation that many businesses in South Africa are currently facing. We are specifically positioned to assist individuals or companies with insurance claims covering the valuation of all assets. Considering that the world is in the grip of a worldwide pandemic and unknown volatile times it is safe to […]

Understanding Machinery Valuations

Here are some helpful articles on understanding machinery valuations – for expert valuations on your machinery don’t hesitate to give The Valuator a call! _________________________________________________ The article below was source at Zurich Insider For businesses that rely on key equipment, underinsurance can have unexpected and severe consequences. Simply using the purchase cost for valuing assets […]

How to Inventory Machinery

A business may or may not record machinery as inventory for accounting purposes. The concept of inventory in the accounting context is used to help identify certain assets that a company expects to turn over into sales within an accounting period. For example, if machinery is purchased as a manufacturing asset or other fixed resource, […]

Drone technology can make plant theft recovery safer and more efficient

Recovering stolen plant equipment and machinery could be made easier and safer with new drone technology, says AMI Group Plant equipment theft can be a significant problem, not to mention an expensive one. Drone technology is used across a range of sectors, but could it have applications in plant recovery? Plant tracking specialist AMI Group says it […]

Gross property insurance claims for London tower fire may reach R870 million

The London fire that killed scores of people last month could lead to gross property and liability insurance claims of R870 million ($64.80 million), the company that had insured the property said. At least 80 people are presumed dead, from the blaze that gutted the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block on June 14, and the final […]

The importance of being correctly insured when disaster strikes

What will the rest of 2017 bring? With the devastating Western- and Eastern Cape fires fresh on our minds, we can all remember floods, storms, and some notable disasters which brought insurance to the forefront. The adequacy of insurance cover can, however, depends on the accuracy of the valuation placed on the assets. In general, […]


There appears to be a common thread of disastrous fire out breaks over this period of the year in the Western Cape. In 2015, between February and April fires broke out in Muizenberg spreading to Hout Bay, Cape Point & Tokai where over 6 900 hectares of land was destroyed, 13 properties damaged with 3 […]

Iconic Houw Hoek Hotel sold – independent valuation seals the deal

The iconic Western Cape Houw Hoek Hotel has recently been sold to hoteliers Robert Haarburger and Drew Danford for R42 million. The property, which is South Africa’s oldest hotel, has been on the market for over two years and according to the new owners, became a ‘legitimate and attractive’ option after an independent valuation was […]

Darrin Raniga appointed CEO of The Valuator Group, UAE

Darrin Raniga has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer at The Valuator Group, based in Dubai, where he will oversee operations for this international valuations company that specialises in multi-faceted valuations for insurance and market purposes. Darrin hails from South Africa, where he completed his schooling at Hartwell Business Institute and is currently completing […]

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