Press Releases

  • The great weight loss myths

    The world is getting fatter and fatter and South Africa ranks as one of the most obese nations in the world and certainly the most obese in Africa. Obesity has literally become a modern day exponential pandemic that is contributing to deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and

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  • US implements Right to Repair – will SA follow suit?

    The United States (US) implementation of its Right to Repair legislation started four years ago and compliance with the requirements has been very good, says Aaron Lowe, Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Auto Care Association. Right to Repair SA’s Director, Les Mc Master, says the US offers an interesting example of how the Right to Repair campaign has

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  • Don’t be duped by the car parts deception

    The hotly debated draft code of conduct for the motor industry has once again brought into the spotlight the issue of original parts. Director of Right to Repair SA (R2RSA), Les Mc Master, says for years an impression has been created for consumers that original parts can only be obtained from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), that they are superior parts,

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  • Code of conduct submissions are in – the battle begins

    Responses to the draft code of conduct for the automotive industry are in and it’s clear that finalising the code is not going to be an easy process. “We did anticipate a strong opposing response from the Original Equipment Manufacturers because the current status quo suits them just fine,” says Les Mc Master, Director of Right to Repair South Africa

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  • Exercise your rights as a car owner – comment on Code before 3 Nov, urges R2RSA

    The Competition Commission has gazetted a draft code of conduct for competition in the South African automotive industry and is calling for public comment by 3 November. “It is crucial that the public has a look at the draft code and submits comments. This is our chance to see real change that will benefit consumers and their rights when it

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  • 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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