Press Releases

  • Become a better saver – top five savings tips

    July is national savings month but in today’s economy saving can be tough, especially when you experience the month-end phenomenon known as ‘too much month at the end of your money’. With South Africans being under constant pressure from the increase in VAT, petrol and general living costs, savings remain under pressure although there does appear to be an improving

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  • Two housebreak suspects apprehended and arrested in Vorna Valley

    Two suspects who broke into a home in Chris Barnard Street in Vorna Valley this week have been apprehended by Fidelity ADT reaction officers, Kagiso Aphane and Jamtha Chauke and handed over to Constable Kekane from Midrand SAPS. Fidelity ADT Community Development Manager, Danny Maringa says the suspects gained access to the home by jumping over the perimeter wall and

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  • Abandoned car leads to trapped domestic worker

    On 4 June at around midnight, Fidelity ADT Reaction Officer Sipho Malangabe was on patrol in Frans Rumpff Street, Heuwelsig, when a BMW sped past him. He thought it was unusual so continued down the road and found a car abandoned in the middle of the street. He contacted the monitoring centre that requested he remain on site while the

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  • Take estate security seriously

    While the growth in residential estates continues, crime syndicates continue to target lifestyle estates, more often than not using inside information to gain access. “Although lifestyle estates and complexes offer greater security, crime is still a factor,” says Marcel Pienaar, Estate and Risk Security specialist at Fidelity ADT. Technology has, however, become a much more affordable option to use as

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  • Perimeter security – what you should know as a business owner

    Criminals have become so brazen that physical security barriers and alarms alone are no longer the only deterrents that business owners can rely on. Entry methods have evolved from classic window breaking to criminals removing front doors completely. “When doors and windows pose too much of a challenge, they will enter through the roof. We’ve also experienced isolated incidents in

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  • Empower your children to deal with a crisis

    In light of Child Protection week ( 28th  May – 4th June)  this month, Agnieszka Gryn, General Manager at Fidelity ADT’s Inland region , says as parents it is our responsibility to not only educate our children about safety but to also give them the necessary tools to deal with a crisis. “The reality is that our children may witness

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  • How will a 1% point increase in VAT impact the cost of credit for the average South African household?

    With 1 April just around the corner, many South African households are concerned about the impact of the 1% increase in Value added tax (VAT) on their standard of living and their ability to save and transact freely. Neil Thompson, Head of Product at African Bank, says that the 1% VAT increase on the cost of credit should be marginal

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  • Local schools compete in Winnie Mandela Cricket Tournament

    Local schools compete in Winnie Mandela Cricket Tournament To celebrate the life of one of our nation’s greatest heroines, Winnie Mandela, African Bank staff came out to support the Inter-school cricket tournament held at Winnie Mandela Primary School on 13 April 2018. A combination of boys and girls from local schools in Tembisa all competed on an equal playing field

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  • Be a financially savvy mom

    We are celebrating mothers this month, many of whom are the breadwinners and financial managers of their households. “For this very reason we want to encourage all mothers to become financially savvy,” says Mellony Ramalho – Group Executive Sales Branch Network African Bank. The first step to becoming a financial guru, says Ramalho, is to understand what money is coming

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  • Using your credit card wisely

    There are more than 8.8 million credit cards in issue, and more than 38 types of credit cards available, in South Africa. South Africans have on average one credit card. So, there’s a good chance that you are one of those South Africans. Question is, are you using your credit card wisely? “While credit bureaus are reporting an improvement in

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  • Branch experience still key despite digital innovation, study shows

    Basani Maluleke, the newly appointed CEO of African Bank, today delivered the Bank’s interim financial results for the six months ended 31 March 2018. An overriding message for African Bank customers was that the Bank is making solid progress in broadening its range of products and services for its customers and is well on its way to becoming a digital

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  • New MIWA reps take up the reins

    As part of the Retail Motor Industry’s (RMI) New Thinking Model, the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) has appointed five representatives around the country whose responsibility it is, among others, to connect with MIWA members. Pieter Niemand, Director of MIWA, says MIWA is the largest association in the RMI and a challenge has always been connecting with its over 2500

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