Press Releases

  • Be cautious when receiving deliveries at home

    Following the recent civil unrest in Gauteng and Kwazulu Natal, more South Africans are resorting to online shopping to keep safe. Increasingly communities are ordering groceries and other goods online. Charnel Hattingh: Head of Marketing & Communication of Fidelity ADT says, “Unfortunately criminals are aware of this and Courier vans are being targeted. There are two types of modus Operandi,

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  • GE focusing efforts on local development

    GE South Africa, part of the global multinational GE, re-emphasised its commitment to the region this month with its announcement of a BBBEE level 1 rating. Nyimpini Mabunda, President for Southern Africa, says the rating supports the diversity and inclusion agenda that GE is driving globally. “We are particularly proud of this achievement at a time when the country is

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  • Three good reasons to look into high interest investments

    Is there any way to achieve a high investment return over the long term while still being cautious or risk-averse? The answer from most investments experts will be a categorical no. However, Neil Thompson, head of product and customer value proposition at African Bank disagrees claiming, yes, you can achieve above-inflation returns while being cautious. “The conventional wisdom has been

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  • Leave accident damage evaluation to the experts

    Accidents happen on the roads daily and if you are a motorist out there in the traffic, you are at risk of becoming a statistic. Often, the damage appears minor, if it was a bumper bashing, for example, but how can you be sure? Richard Green, National Director of SAMBRA (the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association), a proud association

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  • Newbies to online banking be aware

    In a matter of days this week, dozens of bank branches and hundreds of ATMs have been damaged and closed around the country forcing many people to move their banking online. Many of these people are however not familiar with online banking protocols and may be caught unawares by fraudsters seeking to take advantage of their inexperience. Chief Risk Officer

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  • Bela-Bela’s Santie is no wallflower in the automotive industry   

    Growing up with brothers is where Santie Boshoff says her love for cars started. They wouldn’t let her play with their cars so she would build her own. This can-do attitude has held Santie in good stead since she married into the industry and then became an integral part of it when they opened an auto body repair business in

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  • African Bank appoints Sbusiso Kumalo as Chief Marketing Officer

    Seasoned Marketing Executive, Sbusiso Kumalo, will take over the reigns as African Bank’s Chief Marketing Officer and member of the Executive Committee as of 1 August 2021. Kumalo has over 20 years of experience, mainly in financial services. His most recent appointment was at Capitec. He joined Capitec in 2007 as Brand Manager and played an instrumental role in the

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  • Private security under pressure

    Commenting on the violence and state of lawlessness that started in KwaZulu Natal and is now spilling over into a number of areas in Gauteng and other areas, Wahl Bartmann, CEO of Fidelity Services Group, said the situation has become very dangerous. “From the chaos in KwaZulu, we have seen a lot of rioting on the roads, fires, extensive property

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  • Fidelity Services Group expands security footprint in the Lowveld

    Fidelity Services Group has concluded an agreement with J&M Besigheidsekuriteit in the Lowveld, whereby the parties will be joining forces as of 1 July 2021, to provide integrated monitoring, armed response, cash in transit and guarding services. Johnnie Terblanche and his management and supervisory team will remain an integral part of the service offering,   Wahl Bartmann, CEO of Fidelity

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  • Check for Accreditation

    As the motoring aftermarket opens up from 1 July, the Motor Industry Workshop Association has pledged its support in ensuring the integrity of servicing vehicles under warranty. Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Association (RMI) says MIWA welcome the implementation of the Competition Commission Guidelines. “Maintaining and improving

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  • Youth harness the power of climate-smart agriculture to help South Africa’s most vulnerable citizens

    South African youth are getting more involved in agriculture compared to a decade ago. They are increasingly learning how to grow their own crops and how to manage their livestock to ensure that there is sufficient food production. “For South African youth, agriculture is life, particularly having experienced the challenges COVID-19 has highlighted in our more vulnerable communities,” says Menzi

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  • Lost your key – now what?

    If you have ever lost a car key you will relate to the enormous amount of stress that simple loss causes. In the old days replacing a lost car key used to be simple – you’d take the spare to your local key cutter and for about R250 you could have a copy made. These days, however, it’s a different

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