Press Releases

  • Some budget relief for the average South Africans with adjustment of tax brackets

    This week the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, delivered his 2021/2022 budget, a particularly tough one, with huge pressure to strike the right balance between providing relief for many South Africans and at the same time, consolidate the country’s fiscal position as we continue to reel from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Providing evidence of fiscal discipline to the

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  • Teachers model better health and wellness for their students

    Health in Action (HIA), an innovative school-based programme of INMED Partnerships for Children and the Mondelēz International Foundation, combines participatory education in nutrition and healthy lifestyles, access to fresh food via school gardens and regular break-time fitness activities led by INMED-trained unemployed youth. The programme is facilitated by INMED South Africa, a registered local NGO. During phase 2 it has

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  • When did you last check your car’s tracking device?

    With lockdown and less driving, many of us have become complacent about the effectivity of our car’s tracking device.  The reality is that if your device is older than 3 years old, then it is like having a 3-year old cell phone and you should be considering your options. Wahl Bartmann, CEO of Fidelity Services Group puts it into perspective

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  • Taking a leap of faith

    It is difficult not to feel inspired and confident about the future when you talk to John Gilmour, founder and executive director of Leap Science & Maths Schools, an organisation that for the past seventeen years has been providing a self-liberating high school education programme for children who live in our most marginalised communities through the only network of independent,

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  • Why a bank account is better than cash in hand

    Earning a salary gives you financial security and the ability to create wealth, through savings and investments. Having your salary deposited into your bank account by an employer gives you more control over your money as it makes it easy to set up a debit order for a portion to go into a savings account each month and immediately start

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  • Your small change can grow into big money

    We have all heard the saying “money makes money” or “you need money to make money”. These types of beliefs can be demotivating for someone who has set a goal to accumulate wealth. But, according to Eloise Boezak, Head of Customer Experience at African Bank, “It does not have to take money to make money. Knowledge and good decisions make

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  • GBV MUST END

    A little over a month has passed since the end of the 16 Days Campaign, a United Nations-led annual program that promotes No Violence against Women and Children. In the case of South Africa, the grim reality that gender-based violence (GBV) is one of our greatest challenges has once again been emphasised. With a new year upon us, it important

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  • Students: it’s easy to master shared banking

    Starting university is probably the most exciting phase of an education journey. It is a whole new world full of endless possibilities – but … the transition can be daunting as your new home away from home is bound to test your financial resolve. The best way to avoid financial stress on top of the pressure of your studies is

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  • Know the warning signs on your car’s dashboard

    If the only light you recognise or do anything about on your dashboard is a warning that you are low on fuel, it may be time to brush up on your car’s other warning signs. Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) chairman Dewald Ranft says vehicles are complex by design, made up of a myriad of sensors and components which all

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  • Clamping down on non-compliance

    A growing culture of regulatory non-compliance in the motor vehicle repair industry is not only creating an uneven playing field for many accredited workshop owners in the sector, but also placing consumers at risk.   Just last month the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan (NMBM) Traffic Department held a raid operation in the North end of the CBD focusing on mechanic

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  • Watch out for those water puddles – your car will thank you

    With the current weather pattern of frequent rain, and in many cases, heavy down pours, keeping your vehicle safe from water damage has become a very important consideration for motorists.   The problem is exacerbated by small dams of water forming all over roads due to ineffective storm water drains not draining effectively and insufficient road maintenance as a result

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  • Paying it forward

    The reality is that at some point in time we are all going to get old. If we are lucky, we will be able to afford a secure retirement village, but this is not always the case for everyone.   Many elderly people find themselves vulnerable as they grow older with often very little support from direct family and community. 

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