Press Releases

  • Four arrests and one shebeen shutdown after special ops in Brixton

    On 2 August, Fidelity ADT and other security providers teamed up with the Brixton SAPS to carry out a special operation in Brixton and the surrounding areas. Natasha Springfield, Community Development Manager Fidelity ADT, says the operation focussed on stop and searches. “Three individuals were arrested for the possession of drugs in Vrededorp. One was arrested for possession of drugs

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  • Big spike in vehicle-related crime in Randburg

    Theft out of motor vehicle and vehicle robberies have increased significantly in the Randburg area. This past week alone there have been 4 separate incidents of theft in Blairgowrie, Robin Hills and Fontainbleau. Criminals are not only targeting vehicles that are parked outside of properties, either on the road or on the pavement, but also those parked inside a property

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  • Big spike in vehicle-related crime

    Theft out of motor vehicle and vehicle robberies have increased significantly in the Johannesburg South area over the last two months, says Linda Reeder, Community Development Manager, Fidelity ADT. Criminals are targeting vehicles that are parked outside of properties, either on the road or on the pavement. “It takes just 5 minutes to steal a vehicle and 30 seconds to

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  • Two suspects caught following house break-in in Gallo Manor

    On 7 August four suspects broke into a house in Jukskei Avenue, Gallo Manor. The domestic worker heard a noise at the front door and went to look. The suspects grabbed her and locked her in the bathroom. While they were ransacking the house, she managed to scream for help out of the bathroom window. Fortunately, a neighbour heard her

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  • African Bank scoops 2018 Unsecured Credit award

    This month African Bank was delighted to receive the Unsecured Credit Award in the annual 2018 Debt Review Awards which recognises excellence in the debt review industry. Results from the 2018 industry wide peer review reveal which firms are rated well by their peers within the industry in various categories. Organisers, Debtfree, in consultation with various industry bodies, companies and

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  • Women standing tall

    Most young women would love to live a carefree lifestyle filled with delicious lunches, Jimmy Choo handbags and lattes. Of course, we all know that this is not practical. Today’s modern woman is expected to be independent in all matters, especially those relating to money. The spiralling cost of living means many young women literally end up living from pay

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  • Are you comparing apples with apples when it comes to interest?

    Market-leading interest rates may sound appealing at face value but are you sure you are always comparing apples with apples? As service providers it is our responsibility to ensure that as far as possible any published information is as clear, fair and reasonable as possible, says Neil Thompson, Head of Product at African Bank. Generally, providers advertise the Annual Compounding

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  • Schools enjoy an upgrade thanks to African Bank

    Winnie Mandela Primary School in Tembisa and Mikateka Primary in Ivory Park both received a fresh lick of paint and much-needed repairs as part of African Bank’s Mandela Day drive. The Bank’s Branch Network team headed to Winnie Mandela Primary on 20 July and after the painting and repair work was done, the team enjoyed fun activities with the kids

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  • Stop financial abuse this Women’s month

    Financial abuse is a very real thing and occurs in 98% of abusive relationships. Generally women are more often the victims of this abuse, and it’s time to put a stop to it, says Mellony Ramalho, African Bank’s Group Executive: Sales, Branch Network. “If someone is forcibly controlling your money or other assets, it is financial abuse. It is your

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  • Life lessons for strong women

    Born in Pretoria and raised in Soshanguve, CEO of African Bank, Basani Maluleke is the first black woman CEO in the banking sector. Basani’s mother was a teacher who always emphasised the importance of a good education. Her father practiced human rights law, raising Basani to have a strong bent towards social justice. She also has two strong, highly accomplished

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  • Don’t become the cheese in the Sandwich Generation squeeze

    While it would be nice to think the Sandwich Generation refers to those who enjoy a lip-smacking, mayo-melting sandwich from time to time, the real definition is not so enjoyable. People who find themselves in the uncomfortable position of having to financially support their children and their parents at the same time, are members of the Sandwich Generation. “This is

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  • Saving to educate your children? – get the most out of your money

    July is savings month and there is no greater gift that you can give your child than the gift of a secure education. We all want to give our children the very best, however, ensuring that you give your child a quality education costs money – and it is often the kind of money that most of us simply do

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