Press Releases

  • Right to Repair SA rallies up support from major industry players

    Right to Repair SA (R2RSA) has been rallying up support for the Right to Repair campaign over the last few months and major industry stakeholders have stepped up. Richard Clarke, Chairman of the not-for-profit Section 21 company, R2RSA, says more and more industry players are realising the importance of the campaign and the change it will bring to the industry.

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  • Progress being made on motor industry code, says Right to Repair SA

    Following a probe into practices in the motor industry by the Competition Commission earlier this year, Right to Repair SA (R2RSA) says progress is being made on a Code of Conduct that will bring much-needed change. Gunther Schmitz, Vice-chairman of R2RSA, says at the stakeholder workshop hosted by the Competition Commission in May it was agreed that a code would

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  • Get on board – Right to Repair campaign goes social

    The Right to Repair campaign is going social and rallying up support from industry stakeholders and the public. “The Right to Repair campaign directly affects consumers who are being denied the right to have their vehicle repaired at a workshop of their choice. We believe now is the time to give consumers a voice and our social media channels are

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  • Section 21 company formed to champion Right to Repair campaign

    The Right2Repair campaign has been given another boost with the formation of Right to Repair South Africa (R2RSA), a Section 21, not-for-profit company, specifically formed to champion the Right to Repair campaign initially launched in 2013. Richard Clarke, chairperson of R2RSA, says industry stakeholders believe the formation of this new company is just what the campaign needs. “The Right to

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  • Mthatha Bucks get boost from African Bank partnership

    African Bank has once again come on board to partner with the Mthatha Bucks Football Club to sponsor the team’s kit, supporters clothing items, man of the match hampers and more. “We have a close connection with the club, it’s supporters and the community so the partnership is a mutually beneficial one,” says Kaibe Mollo, head of marketing at African

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  • You can run – and you can hide

    The current statistics for violence against women remain dire in South Africa. According to a survey carried out in partnership with Stats SA and the SA Medical Research Council (MRC), 40% of men assault their partners daily and as many as three women in South Africa are killed by their intimate partner every day. The survey also showed that it

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  • Grow your bonus by investing it

    December is typically a time when bonuses are paid out. Instead of blowing it on gifts and holidays, Mellony Ramalho, African Bank’s Group Executive: Sales, Branch Network, highly recommends investing it. “Investing for the first time can seem daunting and overwhelming but should be an exciting and empowering experience,” she says. “There’s nothing more thrilling than putting your money into

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  • Heartbreak and Hope

    Jogébed child and youth care centre, situated in Upington in the Northern Cape is a sanctuary for abused and abandoned children, children with special needs and orphans affected by HIV. Children literally come from a radius of 400kms, as Jogébed is the only place offering shelter and counselling to both babies and women facing unplanned pregnancies. Since the home first

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  • Plan for your festive season spending NOW!

    Believe it or not December is a mere three months away and now is the best time to start thinking about your expenses over the festive season – and planning ahead for them! Mellony Ramalho, African Bank’s Group Executive: Sales, Branch Network, says often we don’t plan properly for the festive season and end up overspending and having to take

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  • Too much month at the end of your money

    Saving can be tough, especially when you experience the month-end phenomenon of too much month at the end of your money. Mellony Ramalho, African Bank’s Group Executive: Sales, Branch Network, says this challenge often becomes even bigger the closer we move to year end where holidays and festive season spending create additional pressure on an already stretched budget. While setting

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  • Degrees with no guarantees – 563 000 graduates still unemployed

    Stats SA has just released its Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the third quarter of the year, showing that the unemployment rate in the country has stagnated at 27.7%. Of those, 38.6% of those who have given up hope of finding work are included – the worst levels in 14 years. 9.1% included holders of degrees and diplomas. The sad

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  • Be money savvy this festive season

    Mellony Ramalho, African Bank’s Group Executive: Sales, Branch Network, says often we don’t plan properly for the festive season and end up overspending and having to take on unnecessary debt which can be crippling as the new year expenses start rolling in. “If you are planning on going to see family and friends during December and want to take gifts,

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