Press Releases

  • Making sense of the new normal

    Retirement fund trustees have the unenviable task of navigating through a myriad of complex issues in managing their funds’ investments. Aside from market behaviour, they also have to deal with the added complexity of understanding the position of their selected asset managers relative to other managers and be able to explain to members why their selected managers were, or were

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  • Want to enjoy your Golden Years? Here’s how…

    When we think of our Golden Years, we like to imagine ourselves living comfortably, financially independent, being able to enjoy the simple daily things but also possibly travelling, picking up a hobby and so on. The sad reality is that many retirees in South Africa are struggling to meet the basic monthly expenses. A recent article in Personal Finance, based

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  • Are further downgrades reason to panic?

    November’s further downgrade of local and foreign currency by S&P Global and the looming threat of a similar downgrade by Moody’s has raised concerns about whether further downgrades to non-investment grade will follow early next year. Jaco Pretorius, CEO of Ensimini Financial Services, says at the moment there is no immediate reason for investors to panic but it is worth

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  • How old are your tyres really?

    Purchasing new tyres can be a costly affair and most people put it off for as long as possible. But, says Pieter Niemand, Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a constituent association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), vehicle owners need to realise that many accidents on our roads are caused by worn and old tyres. So

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  • Quote or estimate from your mechanic – know the difference

    So the new year has started and those car repairs you have been putting off cannot be ignored any longer. “Repairing a car can be a costly exercise so it’s always helpful to know what you are in for before the repair work begins,” says Pieter Niemand, Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a constituent association of the

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  • Cell phone innovation changing the security landscape

    The South African security market is one of the more mature and unique security industries worldwide. Mature in that its origins as a technology and armed response service go back as far as the 1950’s, and unique in that crime in South Africa is higher than many other countries. “This has led to a crime solution that consists of a

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  • Domestic staff involved in robberies Vet your staff, warns Fidelity ADT

    Home owners are being warned to vet their domestic staff following several recent incidents in Melville, Westdene, Auckland Park, Brixton, Crosby, Hursthill, Fordsburg, Mayfair, Bosmont, Coronation and Sophiatown where domestic staff are believed to be involved in house robberies. Fidelity ADT’s Community Development Manager, Natasha Springfield, says in one recent incident in Mayfair robbers got into the house and turned

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  • Disaster averted in Morningside robbery thanks to quick-thinking Fidelity ADT Officer

    At around midday on 11 February, residents arrived at their property in Cosmos Avenue, Morningside, to find a white Mercedes Benz parked in the driveway. The resident said he grew suspicious when he saw a man dart away but fortunately at that same moment, Fidelity ADT Reaction Officer John Mpofu arrived on the scene responding to an alarm activation from

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  • Batons and pepper spray to assist Kempton Park volunteer patrollers

    Fidelity ADT stepped up to assist the dedicated volunteer patrollers in the Kempton Park area by providing 25 batons and pepper sprays. Aslam Munsur (from left), Community Development Manager Fidelity ADT, presented the items to Kempton Park Sector 1’s secretary Wendy Clausen, deputy chairman Lani van der Walt, and member, Andrew Causton. “These 25 volunteers do an amazing job assisting

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  • Is CCTV an option for your small business?

    Security is expensive. Investing in security needs to be calculated and the security solution well thought through for any small business. So, would CCTV be an option for your small business? Stuart Clarkson, Managing Executive for Fidelity ADT, says over the last five years there have been significant changes in CCTV technology which have had an effect on pricing. “Although

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  • Keep your firearms safe

    The tragic accidental shooting of a 2-year old young toddler by her 11-year-old brother in Empangeni, Kwa-Zulu Natal has brought into sharp focus the importance of keeping firearms away from children. Last year a report by the South African Medical Journal revealed that as many as 20 people are killed in gun-related incidents every single day. Commenting on the most

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  • Smash and grabs at major intersections

    Motorists once again need to be aware of key hot spot smash and grab intersections. Witkoppen Road, the Buccleuch Interchange, corner West Street and Maude Street, Cnr 5th Street and Maude Street and corner Gwen Lane and Maude Street have all being earmarked by the South African Police Services and Fidelity ADT as hot spot intersections for crime in the

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