Press Releases

  • Financing and access to market still challenges for entrepreneurs

    Access to financing and credit, and making an inroad into markets remain two key challenges for entrepreneurs going into 2017. In an article in Techfinancials.co.za, Dominique Collett, head of AlphaCode, a Rand Merchant Investments club for fintech start-up entrepreneurs, says while politicians and economists say the economic future of the world is in the hands of small business owners, financing

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  • THE ALL-IMPORTANT AUDIT

    The design and outfitting of workspace is a major capital investment for any organisation and affects a number of business outcomes, including productivity, employee satisfaction, engagement, talent recruitment, and brand impact. Given the myriad of ways to design and plan a space, organisations need to approach workplace design in a strategic way. Imitating the latest fads start-ups are adopting often

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  • Don’t be intimidated – get to know your car

    Most of us don’t know much about the inner workings of our cars. But what’s stopping us from asking questions when it comes to servicing and repairs? Nothing, except possibly our pride. “Your best line of defence is to ask the right questions from the get go,” says Vishal Premlall, Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA). “By asking

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  • Emotions run high at Competition Commission’s Automotive Aftermarket Workshop

    Speakers at the recent Automotive Aftermarket Workshop, hosted by the Competition Commission, presented their views of the current state of play in the industry, many not without emotion. The event took place on 17 March at The Capital, Menlyn Main, Pretoria and aimed to gather industry stakeholders as part of an information gathering session for the Competition Commission. The topic

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  • Don’t wait till the last minute to service your car ahead of the holidays

    Every year the number of accidents and fatalities on our roads over long weekends and especially during the Easter break is alarming. Vishal Premlall of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), says all drivers need to take the servicing of their vehicles seriously ahead of the holidays. “Vehicles that have not been serviced and are not roadworthy attempting to make

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  • Be money-savvy these April holidays

    The long weekends coming up offer a great chance to take a break, recharge the batteries, have fun and spend time with loved ones. While holidays can be associated with over-spending, it doesn’t have to be the case, says Alfred Ramosedi, African Bank Group Executive: Sales and Marketing. “Avoiding over-spending during the holiday season may not be easy. It certainly

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  • How card savvy are you?

    Stolen-card, counterfeit-card and card-not-present (CNP) fraud are the three most prevalent types of fraud used to defraud customers. African Bank’s Alfred Ramosedi, Sales and Marketing Executive, says criminals are getting more and more sophisticated in their fraud scams but the three modus operandi listed above are still the most prevalent and consumers should familiarise themselves with these scams and the

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  • Celebrating Global Money Week

    Children and youth across South Africa will be celebrating Global Money week from 27 March to 4 April. One of the key themes this year is financial literacy and activities will be geared around teaching the youth how best to save and spend their money. African Bank recognises that the youth of South Africa represent the future lifeblood of our

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  • 150 000 lives touched by African Bank’s CSI projects

    Through its African Bank Development Trust (ABDT), the Bank has already touched the lives of close on 150 000 beneficiaries in five provinces. Kennedy Dembetembe, National CSI manager for African Bank, explains that the aim of the trust has evolved over the past two years and today its focus is on learning – “The Golden Thread of Education”, as the theme

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  • Finalisation of Fidelity ADT transaction positions new firm for growth

    Johannesburg, 16 March 2017 – Fidelity Security Group, Southern Africa’s leading integrated security solutions provider, today announces the financial conclusion of its acquisition of ADT South Africa from Tyco (NYSE: TYC) for R 2 billion. The new entity, to be known as Fidelity ADT, will provide an end-to-end integrated security solution for customers across the commercial, public sector and residential

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  • Fidelity ADT donates chairs and desks to Mafolofolo High

    The Fidelity ADT Polokwane branch recently donated desks and chairs to Mafolofolo High School in Sebayeng Town. Robin Goveia, Fidelity ADT Polokwane Branch Manager, (pictured left with staff from the school) says the school needed the equipment and Fidelity ADT was happy to assist. “We believe it is important for us to work closely with our communities and help where

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  • Get involved in your community

    Communities across South Africa should support their local law enforcement and other security role players.  Fidelity ADT says this partnership approach to crime fighting has shown huge successes in the fight against crime. “We work closely with several neighbourhood watches and community organizations across the country. When the public works hand-in-hand with their local security companies and the police, there

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