Press Releases

  • Increased security patrolling following incident in New Modder

    A New Modder tenant was driving out of a property in Telmond Road on her way to work at around 6:30 recently when she saw suspects in the property and started screaming. Members of the community heard the screaming and came out to help. Fidelity ADT was contacted and Reaction Officer Johannes Maleka arrived in six minutes. Together with the

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  • Marlands residents warned of midnight criminal activity

    Following a recent incident in Spruce Street, Marlands, where a suspect was caught tampering with an electrical box, Fidelity ADT is urging residents to be on the alert. “The incident took place at around midnight. The electricity went off at a home in the street and the resident alerted us,” says Aslam Munsur, Community Development Manager, Fidelity ADT. “Our Officer

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  • Is your alarm system and battery working the way it should?

    Following the devastating storms across much of the country this week, Fidelity ADT has issued a warning to all homeowners to ensure the storms have not had a detrimental effect on any of their security system components. “Flooding, high winds, torrential rain and lightening can play havoc with one’s security system,” says Stuart Clarkson, managing executive for Fidelity ADT.  

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  • Pieter Niemand appointed to head up Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)

    Pieter Niemand stepped in as Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) this month (July).  Niemand has been involved in the motor industry for 10 years. “I was very fortunate to start my working career under the guidance of the late Dr Anton Rupert, an Industrialist and a phenomenal business personality. He believed in specific business principals and I

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  • Beware of buying imported used engines

    When it comes to buying an engine for a vehicle, the cost implications associated warrant taking the time to do your homework. Pieter Niemand, Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), says it’s important to remember that no matter what you call them, second hand, reconditioned or pre-owned engines are all used engines. “A low mileage engine with an

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  • Beware the danger of driving with worn shocks

    Worn shock absorbers seriously compromise a car’s handling and safety on the road. But because shock absorbers wear out gradually, motorists often adjust unconsciously to the change in their vehicle’s handling, unaware of the danger they’re in due to the efficiency of vital components being compromised. “It’s essential that motorists be aware of how dangerous worn shocks can be and

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  • Did you know there is a dispute resolution option on car repairs?

    Taking your car in for a repair can be a costly exercise. Getting what you pay for, ie a car that is running properly and fully repaired, is the obvious outcome. However, there are times when vehicle owners have not been satisfied with the end result. Vishal Premlall, Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), says vehicle owners need

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  • Strap your baby in before heading on holiday, urges MIWA

    With the Winter school holiday season approaching fast, the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) is urging parents to invest in car seats for their children ahead of the holidays and to strap them in when on the road. Vishal Premlall, Director of MIWA, points out to parents that if you have a collision at 50kph with a baby on your

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  • Major changes predicted for motor industry in next 10 years

    Electric vehicles, autonomously-driven vehicles, Uber and shared vehicles, as well as a change in market control by the Original Equipment Manufacturers, are all upcoming events predicted to change the face of the motor industry in the next 10 years and beyond. These were some of the topics raised at the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) conference at Automechanika on 27

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  • Give your finances a spring clean

    Now is a great time of year to get your financial daisies in a row and to start thinking about how you can be more financially savvy. African Bank’s Group Executive: Sales, Branch Network, Mellony Ramalho, says a good place to start is to put all your expenses, incomes, policies, and any other financial obligations down on the table and

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  • UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH TWO OF SA’S BEST LOVED MUSOS

      On Sunday 17 September, families from all over Gauteng will be flocking to celebrate the joy of family at the Kaya FM Family Day, in proud partnership with African Bank, at the Big Red Barn in Olifantsfontein. Headlining at the event will be two of South Africa’s most popular musicians – Vusi Nova and Ntando Bangani. African Bank caught

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  • The real cost of credit

    When you need money for an emergency or are unable to afford something that you really want or need, credit can offer benefits and can assist you. However credit isn’t free, warns African Bank. Initiating credit with any bank entails interest, service and initiation fees added onto the required amount, which means you pay an increased price for the money

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