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When the going gets tough, TUFFSTUFF gets going
ON: Oct 01, 2010
When the going gets tough, TUFFSTUFF gets going

A three-man recovery team responded to an SOS call from Letlhakane, Botswana and set out to recover a rolled Hilux and Novelle Overlander trailer, never suspecting that the trip would be anything other than routine. Instead, a comedy of errors ensued.

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Where is Raymond cooking : Zimbete country house
ON: Aug 18, 2010
Where is Raymond cooking : Zimbete country house

Zimbete Country House, near the town of Empangeni, in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). Set on the Nicolson family farm amidst beautiful tropical gardens filled with indigenous plants and about 130 bird species, the Zimbete Country House is a tranquil and unique lodging alternative, in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal

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The man behind TUFFSTUFF
ON: Aug 01, 2010
The man behind TUFFSTUFF

An interview with Raymond du Plessis, the man behind TUFFSTUFF, in the August issue of Risk SA highlights the importance of a properly qualified intermediary, the challenges facing intermediaries today and how to take back the market from direct insurers.

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Where is Raymond cooking : Wild horses mountain guest lodge
ON: Jul 01, 2010
Where is Raymond cooking : Wild horses mountain guest lodge

The Wild Horses Mountain Guest Lodge, near the town of Harrismith. This five-star lodge, situated on the peaceful banks of the Sterkfontein Dam in the Free State, offers a unique dining and lodging experience

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Where is Raymond cooking: Fouriesburg country inn
ON: Jun 30, 2010
Where is Raymond cooking: Fouriesburg country inn

The Fouriesburg Country Inn, Fouriesburg, in the Free State. This is where Raymond du Plessis went cooking as featured in the May edition of the magazine. Several readers got the answer on the button, but others were a little bit of the mark.

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Where in the world is Raymond : Hippo patrol
ON: Jun 15, 2010
Where in the world is Raymond : Hippo patrol

Some years back, a good friend of mine (Detlef) was becoming all the more curious about our ongoing trips into Africa. Eventually he asked me if he and his family could accompany us on our next holiday so that they could also experience some of this adventure. Now, Detlef immigrated to South Africa from Germany in 1975 and some time later got married to a pretty local girl and later stared a family.

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Where in the world is Raymond : Mampoer
ON: Jun 01, 2010
Where in the world is Raymond : Mampoer

Where in the world is Raymond : A tribute to Herman Charles Bosman. Mampoer - ahh yes! Oom Schalk Lourens said

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Where is Raymond cooking : The Okavango Delta bekons
ON: Apr 30, 2010
Where is Raymond cooking : The Okavango Delta bekons

In a new series, Tuffstuff 4x4 Insurance's Raymond du Plessis goes in search of interesting establishments across South Africa to quite literally cook up a storm with the resident chefs. He'll share his experiences and the recipes, and readers who guess correctly where he went cooking stand a chance of winning great prizes!

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Leisure Wheels - BUV shoot out (March 2010)
ON: Mar 01, 2010
Leisure Wheels - BUV shoot out (March 2010)

After the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Ford Everest joined the Toyota Fortuner in the bakkie utility vehicle (BUV) class, the table was set for all kinds of shootouts. But even before we got to that shoot-out, we came under fire from all quarters after publishing our Everest impressions and road test. So, we decided to amass a panel of nine judges… and let them decide which BUV is the real king of the kill. This is what happened.

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Brokers under attack!
ON: Jan 01, 2009
Brokers under attack!

Direct insurers are now turning green, purple and pink with envy at the high level of competent and FAIS accredited staff employed in the Broking environment and are actively canvassing staff from this source. With big budget adverts being placed in an industry magazine which over many years has been strongly supported by the independent Broker. Direct insurers are now poaching staff from the very industry which they actively encourage the insuring public to ignore

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