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  • About Direct Transfer Services

    First Direct Transfers

    Sept 2016 - Book a Direct Transfer delivering door-to-door chauffeur travel at competitive rates. Ideal for airport transfers, business meetings or personal travel.

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  • Fly Drive Stay

    Update: New Smart ID Cards

    September 2016 - South African residents with green barcode ID's can now apply for the Smart ID Cards and passports.

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  • Fly Drive Stay

    Win a Fly>Drive>Stay holiday in the Cape

    September 2016 - Stand the chance of winning a break in the Cape, including flights, car hire and accommodation valued at R16 000.

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  • Free Year-End Party Planning Checklist

    FREE Year-End Party Planning Checklist

    September 2016 - Start planning your year-end function now with our free download checklist and perfect venues nationwide.

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  • Team SA Shine

    Team South Africa shine at the Paralympics

    September 2016 - With a handful of medals so far, Team South Africa are on fire at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Take a look at what's still to come.

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  • Need a great car?

    Need a great car?

    September 2016 - These 39 recently defleeted, nearly-new cars are in excellent condition with full service histories, low mileage and priced to sell. Which one is yours?

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  • Top 10 Botanical Gardens

    Top 10 National Botanical Gardens in South Africa

    September 2016 - Combined, South Africa's spectacular national botanical gardens receive nearly 1.5 million visitors per annum.

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  • Fly Drive Stay

    Travelling to Turkey?

    August 2016 - Customers travelling to Turkey are now able to book a hire car via our website, weblink booking portals or via xml.

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  • Fly Drive Stay

    Tourism boost into South Africa

    August 2016 - According to Stats SA, South Africa is experiencing a boom in tourism, with international visitor numbers increasing. Read the stats.

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  • Fly Drive Stay

    Meet Signature Motorsports' hotshot racers

    August 2016 - Signature Motorsport is South Africa's top junior racing team competing in the 2016 Engen Volkswagen Cup. First Car Rental is proud to be one of the official sponsors of the team. Meet the racing team competing in the 2016 Engen Volkswagen Cup.

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  • Buy A Car

    Buy your car today

    August 2016 - These nearly-new vehicles are priced to sell. Excellent condition, full service histories and low mileage. Which one is yours?

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  • Fly Drive Stay

    Top 10 Beaches in South Africa

    August 2016 - South Africa is home to some of the world's best beaches. To help you discover some of these great seaside spots, here are our Top 10 Beaches.

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  • Fly Blue Crane Mthatha

    Fly Blue Crane to launch JHB to Mthatha Route

    August 2016 - Fly Blue Crane will launch its new route between Johannesburg and Mthatha in the Eastern Cape in October.

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  • Fly Drive Stay Drakensberg

    WIN a Fly | Drive | Stay holiday to the Drakensburg

    July 2016 - Enter our August Fly | Drive | Stay travel competition to stand the chance of winning a Drakensberg break valued at R16 000 that includes return flights, car hire and accommodation for two people, courtesy of FlySafair, First Car Rental and Anytime Holidays.

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  • African Union

    African Union to launch new Passport

    August 2016 - The African Union is launching a new African Passport allowing visa-free access to African Union countries.

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  • Fly Drive Stay

    Supporting the Arts to Grahamstown

    August 2016 - EFirst Car Rental gives back to this community of highly- talented, hard-working people.

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  • Fly Drive Stay

    WIN a Fly | Drive | Stay holiday to Cape Town

    July 2016 - Enter our July Fly | Drive | Stay travel competition to stand the chance of winning a Cape Town break valued at R16 000 that includes return flights, car hire and accommodation for two people, courtesy of FlySafair, First Car Rental and Anytime Holidays.

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  • FlySafair Lanseria

    FlySafair launches Lanseria route

    July 2016 - From 1 August 2016, FlySafair will begin flying to and from Lanseria Airport. Prices start from R599.

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  • car hire fleet

    New vehicles added to fleet

    July 2016 - First Car Rental has added three new vehicle models to its car hire fleet, giving customers an even greater choice when hiring a car.

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  • Signature Motorsport

    First Car Rental sponsors Young Guns in Motorsport

    July 2016 - First Car Rental is excited to announce its official sponsorship deal with Signature Motorsport, one of South Africa's top junior racing teams competing in the 2016 Engen Volkswagen Cup Championship.

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  • Brexit

    The Brexit Effect on SA Tourism

    July 2016 - The Tourism Business Council of South Africa has outlined how the UK's vote to leave the EU could affect SA.

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  • Bruce Barritt

    Bruce Barritt appointed CMH Executive Director

    June 2016 - Bruce Barritt, Managing Director at First Car Rental, has been appointed an Executive Director of Combined Motor Holdings (CMH) Limited.

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  • namibia business visa

    Namibia scraps business visa for South Africans

    June 2016 - South African passport holders will no longer be required to apply for a visa when going on a business trip to Namibia.

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  • visit South Africa

    Now is the time to travel to South Africa

    June 2016 - There has never been a better time to visit this beautiful country. Exchange rates favour strong currencies.

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  • FlySafair Kids Fly Free

    FlySafair Kids Fly Free

    May 2016 - Children under 12 fly free* in June if you book with FlySafair between 9-15 May. Book your car hire at the same time as your flights and also get up to 2 free child seats with your car hire.

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  • Fly Blue Crane

    Fly Blue Crane launching new route

    May 2016 - In yet another significant milestone, Fly Blue Crane, partner to First Car Rental on its Bloemfontein and Kimberley routes, has received approval from South African and Namibian authorities to launch services between Cape Town and Windhoek.

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  • Stellenbosch Experience

    Highlights of the 2016 Stellenbosch Experience

    May 2016 - First Car Rental helps local and international bloggers discover the best of Stellenbosch.

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  • UK Visa

    Apply online for a UK Visa

    May 2016 - South Africans wanting to holiday in the UK are now able to apply for a UK Visa online.

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  • Fly Drive Stay

    Win!

    April 2016 - Enter this month's Fly / Drive / Stay competition to stand the chance of winning a seaside break or a mountain escape that includes return flights, car hire and accommodation for two people, courtesy of FlySafair, First Car Rental and Anytime Holidays.

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  • Stellenbosch Experience

    Driving the Stellenbosch Experience

    April 2016 - First Car Rental provides transport solutions to world-renowned bloggers at #Stellenblog in April. Meet the bloggers.

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  • Online passport applications

    Apply online for your SA passport or ID

    April 2016 - Home Affairs has just launched its pilot online service for SA passport and ID applications. Are You Eligible?

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  • Good Fellas

    Good Fellas covered to drive renters home

    April 2016 - First Car Rental partner, Good Fellas, will get you back home or to your hotel, when you can't. Find Out More

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  • Rethaka

    Entrepreneurial Africa

    April 2016 - Rethaka is a South African company that is changing young lives one plastic schoolbag at a time. Their Story.

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  • TABSA

    Supporting Education in Africa

    April 2016 - First Car Rental CSR project, TABSA, receives vital 2016 funding from UNICEF. Read about TABSA's impact in Africa.

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  • Android booking app

    Android booking app launched

    March 2016 - First Car Rental has launched its Android car rental booking app for smartphones and tablets. Download now.

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  • GBTA Southern Africa

    GBTA Southern Africa

    March 2016 - Melissa Storey (First Car Rental Executive Head - Strategy, Development & Marketing) and Una Crouse (First Car Rental Executive Head of Sales) were recently invited to join South Africa's travel industry experts at workshops hosted by the Global Business Travel Association Southern Africa (GBTA).

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  • Shop Soko

    Entrepreneurial Africa: Shop Soko

    March 2016 - Welcome to Soko, a company that was founded on the belief that innovation can empower African women, connect them to international markets, and foster opportunities that change their lives.

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  • Super Rugby

    GUIDE: Super Rugby 2016

    March 2016 - Everything you need to know about Super Rugby 2016, including teams, fixtures and tournament format.

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  • Easter

    Magnificent chocolate

    March 2016 - Easter equals chocolate. First Car Rental honours this amazing ingredient in images. Plus, take a Fun Choc Class!

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  • Fly Blue Crane

    First Car Rental partners with Fly Blue Crane

    February 2016 - First Car Rental is proud to announce its partnership with South African regional airline, Fly Blue Crane, which launched in September 2015 offering customers the best of both in premium service and affordability.

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  • Ghana Bamboo Bikes

    Entrepreneurial Africa: Ghana Bamboo Bikes

    February 2016 - In a new series, First Car Rental will be showcasing the entrepreneurial spirit coming out of Africa. First is an eco-friendly bamboo bike manufacturer.

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  • Long Service Awards 2016

    Long Service Awards 2016

    February 2016 - Earlier this month, First Car Rental held its annual Long Service Awards in Gauteng and the Western Cape to honour committed and dedicated employees.

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  • unabridged birth certificates

    UPDATE: Child travel laws

    February 2016 - The South African Government will be scrapping the requirement for unabridged birth certificates for children travelling into and out of South Africa.

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  • Car Hire Fleet

    New cars added to fleet

    February 2016 - The Renault Clio Expression and Maxus V80 9 Seater have joined our rental fleet. Check the specs.

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  • FlySafair

    FLYSAFAIR STATEMENT: Technical issues fully resolved on incident aircraft

    27 January 2016 - FlySafair has confirmed that the faulty issues, which happened in two separate and unrelated incidents last weekend on flights FA103 and FA202, have been resolved. Read the official FlySafair statement here.

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  • Show&Go

    Show&Go facilities extended to 6 airports

    January 2016 - Responding to demand, First Car Rental's Corporate Show&Go Mobile Checkout Facilities are now available at six South African Airport branches. Discover where.

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  • FlySafair Easter

    FlySafair Easter Bookings Promotion

    January 2016 - First Car Rental's flight partner, FlySafair, is running an amazing Easter Holiday promotion where you will stand the chance of winning free flights this Easter if you purchase your flights now.

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  • Highlights 2015

    First Car Rental highlights in 2015

    January 2016 - Last year was a year of great substance for First Car Rental. Click here for the highlights.

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  • ACSA Feather Awards

    First Car Rental wins 3 ACSA Feather Awards

    December 2015 - First Car Rental is proud to announce that three of its airport branches have been named 'Best Medium Car Rental Operator' by the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA). The branches are: First Car Rental Upington Airport, First Car Rental Kimberley Airport and First Car Rental Bloemfontein Airport.

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  • JAM SA

    First Customers raise R20 940 for JAM SA

    December 2015 - Thanks to generous donations from our purple-hearted First Car Rental customers, R20,940 has been raised for the non-profit JAM SA, a First Car Rental CSR project. This will feed 58 children every day for a year.

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  • Holiday Swap KZN

    Driving Holiday Swap KZN to victory

    December 2015 - South Africa's ground-breaking reality TV show, Holiday Swap KZN, which showcased exciting holiday adventures in KwaZulu-Natal while exploring the breath-taking landscape of the province, has won a major international content marketing award.

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  • Mahou Day Care Centre

    New day care centre brings joy to kids

    December 2015 - First Car Rental visited the Mahou Day Care Centre to see how children were enjoying their "new-look" centre. During the visit, First Car Rental's Executive Head of Strategy, Development and Marketing, Melissa Storey, handed out gift bags to the children, sponsored by First Car Rental.

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  • First Car Rental branches

    First Car Rental opens 51st branch

    November 2015 - First Car Rental is excited to announce that it has opened a new branch in Potchefstroom, North West province. This brings the total number of First Car Rental branches nationwide to 51.

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  • The Green Machine

    This waterless car wash is the future

    November 2015 - With South Africa in the grips of a severe water crisis, now is the time to switch to The Green Machine, the ground-breaking waterless car wash. Entrepreneurs welcome.

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  • SIXT

    SIXT Foundation rebuilds JAM day-care centre

    November 2015 - The SIXT Foundation recently funded the extreme makeover of the uninhabitable Mahou Day Care Centre changing the lives of many children. See Before and After photos.

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  • African Hockey Championships

    Driving South Africa's hockey teams to victory

    November 2015 - First Car Rental played a vital role in the 2015 African Hockey Championships, sponsoring turnkey transport solutions to all the teams. First for Winners

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  • Visitor visas and child travel

    Amendments to visa and child travel laws

    November 2015 - Home Affairs has amended its controversial visitor visa and child travel requirements. Find out how these changes affect you.

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  • First Car Rental joins Sabre

    First Car Rental joins Sabre travel marketplace

    October 2015 - First Car Rental, a leading South African car hire company, has signed a new multi-year full content global distribution agreement with Sabre Corporation, the leading technology provider to the global travel industry.

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  • First Car Rental invoices and refunds

    Good news on invoices and refunds

    October 2015 - Starting from October 2015, First Car Rental will be issuing rental invoices immediately after the rental termination, provided there are no possible e-toll transactions awaiting processing from SANRAL. Also from October 2015, credit card refunds and authorisation releases will be processed 48 hours after the rental termination.

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  • First Car Rental Bloemfontein

    Our Bloemfontein Downtown branch has moved

    October 2015 - First Car Rental's Bloemfontein Downtown branch has moved to the four-star President Hotel, 1 Union Avenue, Bloemfontein.

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  • e-toll fees

    SANRAL reduces monthly e-toll fees

    October 2015 - From the 1st November 2015, all car hire customers will be capped at R225 per month for e-toll fees. This is in line with SANRAL's registered and unregistered e-tag user monthly cap.

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  • FlySafair

    FlySafair marks its first year in operation

    October 2015 - In 12 months of operation, FlySafair has gone from strength-to-strength, launching six additional routes across South Africa, also refitting its planes with ergonomic seats and upgrading its fleet to the 'next-generation' fuel-efficient Boeing 737-800s.

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  • Top 500

    First Car Rental awarded Top 500 Status

    October 2015 - First Car Rental is proud to announce that it has been recognised as a 2014/2015 Top 500 Best Managed South African company for the seventh year.

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  • car hire negligence

    Can you afford to pay for the hire car you crashed?

    October 2015 - Negligence when driving any self-propelled machine can be costly, albeit with your life, your wallet, your reputation, but negligent driving when it comes to your hire car is going to cost you, most likely more than you can afford.

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  • First Car Rental iPhone app

    First Car Rental launches iPhone/iPad booking app

    September 2015 - Download First Car Rental's iOS booking app for iPhones and iPads. The app lets customers search for a vehicle, get a quote, book and manage their rental in three easy steps from their mobile device.

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  • Travelport First Car Rental

    First Car Rental partners with Travelport

    September 2015 - First Car Rental has signed a new multi-year full content global distribution agreement with Travelport that gives over 60,000 Galileo and Worldspan travel agent subscribers worldwide real-time access to First Car Rental's services.

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  • Mzansi Girl

    Driving Mzansi Girl in KZN

    September 2015 - First Car Rental is the official transport and chauffeur sponsor for the KZN Tourism campaign where South African blogger, Mzansi Girl, travels around KwaZulu-Natal looking for hidden gems.

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  • Eco-Mobility World Festival

    Sandton Road closures - Eco-Mobility Month

    September 2015 - During October, a number of roads in Sandton will be closed off to private vehicles as part of the Eco-Mobility World Festival. Find out which roads will be affected.

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  • 2015 Rugby World Cup

    2015 Rugby World Cup Guide

    September 2015 - South Africa's Springboks will be gunning for glory in the 2015 Rugby World Cup, which takes place in England from 18 September - 1 November 2015. Read our guide to keep up with the action.

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  • First Car Rental Nelspruit

    New branch opening in Nelspruit

    September 2015 - First Car Rental is excited to announce that a new branch will be opening in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, on 1 October 2015. This increases the total number of First Car Rental branches nationwide to 50.

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  • First Car Rental Piet Retief

    Our Piet Retief branch has moved

    September 2015 - First Car Rental's Piet Retief branch has moved to 13 Kerk Street, Piet Retief, Mpumalanga. Kerk Street is the main road (N2) running through the centre of Piet Retief.

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  • Child travel laws South Africa

    South Africa's new child travel laws explained

    August 2015 - To ensure your travel or holiday isn't over before it begins, read First Car Rental's comprehensive guide on the new child travel regulations implemented by Home Affairs.

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  • First Car Rental Milestone Service Awards

    First Car Rental honours dedicated employees

    August 2015 - First Car Rental held its annual Service Awards in July to acknowledge dedicated employees who have achieved milestones in the company. Find out who received awards.

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  • Centre for Universal Access and Disability Support

    First Car Rental upgrades UFS disability minibus

    August 2015 - Purple-hearted First Car Rental has again donated a brand new, specially-adapted minibus to the University of the Free State disabilities centre to transport students with disabilities between campuses.

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  • TABSA

    TABSA driving education across South Africa

    August 2015 - Teachers Across Borders have been conducting workshops in rural communities in Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Swaziland since June 2015. See their story in pictures.

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  • FlySafair Durban East London

    FlySafair launches new routes

    July 2015 - From October 2015, FlySafair will be flying to Durban and East London. The low-cost airline, which is First Car Rental's official flight partner, will be flying return routes from Durban to Johannesburg and Cape Town; and from East London to Johannesburg and Cape Town. Bookings are now open.

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  • JAM SA Mandela Day

    JAM SA needs your 67 minutes on Mandela Day

    July 2015 - JAM SA, a CSI supported by First Car Rental, strives to honour Madiba's legacy, not just on Mandela Day (18 July), but every day, by providing thousands of pre-school children across South Africa with a daily bowl of highly nutritious porridge containing 75% of their daily micro-nutrient requirements.

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  • Thebe Tourism Group

    PROFILE: Thebe Tourism Group

    July 2015 - Thebe Tourism Group is the oldest black-empowered tourism company in South Africa, holding a significant investment portfolio in tourism and related industries, and offering innovative, integrated market-driven products.

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  • Platbos Forest

    Helping Platbos Forest grow

    July 2015 - Platbos Forest is a botanically unique forest ecosystem located between Gansbaai and Hermanus in the Western Cape. It is Africa's southernmost indigenous forest, home to trees that are over 1 000 years old.

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  • Panthers Majorettes

    Panthers Majorettes march with the First Family

    July 2015 - First Car Rental has donated First Family T-Shirts to one of South Africa's top primary school drum majorette teams - the Jacaranda Panthers Majorettes from Laerskool MW de Wet Primary.

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  • FlySafair

    Vote now for FlySafair's next route

    June 2015 - FlySafair, First Car Rental's official flight partner, would like you to be part of deciding what their next route should be. Currently, the airline flies between four South African cities - Cape Town, George, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth, but is planning to extend its flight network to either East London or Durban in the near future.

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  • First Car Rental Randburg

    First Car Rental Randburg branch has moved

    June 2015 - First Car Rental is pleased to announce that its Randburg branch has moved to bigger premises. The new Randburg location is 23 Loots Street (Corner of Republic Road), Randburg, Johannesburg.

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  • Honda Jazz Trend

    The 'Magic Seat' Honda Jazz joins the First Fleet

    June 2015 - First Car Rental will be adding 60 of the popular Honda Jazz 1.2 Trend's to its car hire fleet. The Jazz's legendary 'Magic Seat' system packs a punch when it comes to offering a much larger interior space than similar sized cars.

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  • First Car Rental Learnership Programme

    First Car Rental 2014/2015 Learnership Programme a Success

    June 2015 - First Car Rental's acclaimed 12-month Learnership Programme is aimed at upskilling unemployed candidates from around Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. The programme provides a structured, outcomes-based workplace experience in participating First Car Rental branches and departments based in the catchment provinces.

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  • FlightSite

    Thebe Passion: FlightSite

    June 2015 - Over the next few months, First Car Rental will be profiling a number of companies that form part of Thebe Investment Corporation, which is Combined Motor Holdings' (CMH) BBBEE partner. First Car Rental is a wholly owned subsidiary of CMH. The third company to be profiled is FlightSite - an award-winning online travel agency based in South Africa.

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  • #FirstRap Birthday Competition

    #FirstRap Sweet 16th Birthday winners announced

    May 2015 - Congratulations to the winners of First Car Rental's #FirstRap Sweet 16 Birthday Competition - Muzi Mzolo and Chantelle Horisberger - who have each won R16,000 cash! Muzi won the prize for the best rap filmed and uploaded by cellphone to Facebook, and Chantelle is the lucky draw winner, drawn by computer algorithm.

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  • Club Travel

    Thebe Passion: Club Travel

    May 2015 - Over the next few months, First Car Rental will be profiling a number of companies that form part of Thebe Investment Corporation, which is Combined Motor Holdings' (CMH) BBBEE partner. First Car Rental is a wholly owned subsidiary of CMH. The second company to be profiled is Club Travel - an award-winning full service travel agency with branches throughout South Africa.

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  • Falando de Viagem

    First Car Rental Sponsors Brazilian Travel Magazine Team

    May 2015 - Last month, the editorial team of one of Brazil's biggest travel websites - Falando de Viagem - was vehicle-sponsored by First Car Rental and used the famed Rhino Orphanage car for their journey across South Africa.

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  • Phakama Women's Academy

    Melissa Storey mentors for 2015 Phakama Academy

    May 2015 - Melissa Storey, First Car Rental's Executive Head of Strategy, Development & Marketing, has been invited to mentor for the prestigious Phakama Women's Academy for the second consecutive year.

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  • Good Fellas

    Good Fellas covered to drive First Car Rental vehicles

    May 2015 - First Car Rental would like to remind renters that Good Fellas' chauffeur drivers are automatically covered to drive First Car Rental vehicles.

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  • Premier Airport Lounges

    Airport Lounges for Show&Go Platinum Card Holders

    May 2015 - First Car Rental Show&Go Platinum Card Holders can now travel in style with access to Premier Airport Lounges at all major South African airports.

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  • Thebe Reed Exhibitions

    Profiling Passion: Thebe Reed Exhibitions

    April 2015 - Over the next few months, First Car Rental will be profiling a number of companies that form part of Thebe Investment Corporation, which is Combined Motor Holdings' (CMH) BBBEE partner. First Car Rental is a wholly owned subsidiary of CMH. The first company to be profiled is Thebe Reed Exhibitions - one of Southern Africa's most successful events management companies.

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  • First Car Rental fleet

    Lee-Anne Pace defends Investec title

    April 2015 - South Africa's No.1 female golfer and First Car Rental's brand ambassador, Lee-Anne Pace, left the field trailing in her wake as she cruised to victory in her title defence for the Investec Cup on 29 March 2015.

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  • First Car Rental fleet

    Three new vehicles to car hire fleet

    April 2015 - First Car Rental is excited to announce that this month it is adding three new models to its car hire fleet. There will be 100 new Toyota Etios 1.5 XS sedans added to Group C; 50 new Honda Brio 1.2 auto sedan in Group D; and 15 new Honda Mobilio 1.5 Comfort 7-seaters in Group I.

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  • First Car Rental Birthday

    First Car Rental Turns Sweet 16

    April 2015 - At First Car Rental, the month of April is about celebrating the company's extraordinary journey to become one of South Africa's top car rental companies, with 2015 marking 16 years in business.

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  • Amukelani Hlabano

    Hlabano selected for prime positon at Phakama Academy

    April 2015 - First Car Rental is excited to announce that Melissa Storey's 2014 mentee, Amukelani Hlabano, has been appointed the 2015 intern for the VWV Phakama Women's Academy.

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  • Liquid Car Wrap

    First Car Rental uses the revolutionary Liquid Car Wrap

    April 2015 - First Car Rental chose the latest, cutting-edge technology to car wrap the Nissan Juke that is being used to showcase the launch of First Car Rental Car, Van and Truck Hire.

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  • Holiday Swap KZN

    First Car Rental drives Holiday Swap KZN

    March 2015 - First Car Rental is proud to be the official vehicle sponsor for South Africa's hottest new reality TV show, Holiday Swap KZN, which airs on SABC 1 at 6pm every Monday, hosted by former Isibaya actress Nomzamo Mbatha.

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  • Honda Brio

    New fleet addition - Honda Brio 1.2 Comfort

    March 2015 - First Car Rental is excited to announce that it is adding 50 of the all-new Honda Brio's to its car hire fleet.

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  • eWasha Washbay Water Recycling Plant

    First Car Rental cuts water usage

    March 2015 - First Car Rental's Cape Town depot has reduced municipal water usage by nearly 80% since installing the eWasha Washbay Water Recycling Plant. EWasha is a revolutionary car wash system that recycles used carwash water through a chemical-free, biological treatment process and then pumps it back into the carwash system.

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  • 2015 Cricket World Cup

    2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Guide

    February 2015 - Cricket fans across the world are eagerly awaiting the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, which takes place from 14 February to 29 March in Australia and New Zealand. To make sure you don't miss out on any of the action, First Car Rental has put together a 2015 Cricket World Cup guide, containing schedules, details and interesting cricket trivia.

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  • Rhino Matters

    Rhino Matters to the next generation of conservationists

    February 2015 - Trevor and Susan Barrett have been travelling across South Africa in First Car Rental's Rhino Orphanage car raising funds for rhino projects and meeting the next generation of conservationists.

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  • FlySafair

    FlySafair releases 20 000 lowest airfare seats

    February 2015 - First Car Rental's exclusive flight partner, FlySafair, has released an additional 20 000 seats at their lowest air fares for flights starting in February through to July 2015.

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  • Premier Hotels & Resorts

    Premier Hotels & Resorts - Perfect business and leisure destinations

    February 2015 - Premier Hotels & Resorts offers a range of hotels and conference venues carefully selected in the mainstream of regional business and travel destinations in South Africa.

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  • First Car Rental Tanzania

    Hire a car with First Car Rental Tanzania

    February 2015 - First Car Rental is excited to announce that online car hire bookings for First Car Rental Tanzania are now open on its South African website and weblink booking portals. When choosing location, South Africa and Tanzania are available for selection.

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  • Teachers A|cross Borders

    UNICEF supports Teachers Across Borders South Africa

    February 2015 - Teachers Across Borders South Africa (TABSA) has announced that it will be continuing its invaluable educational-support projects in South Africa with the help of UNICEF. First Car Rental is the proud travel sponsor for TABSA within South Africa

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  • Rhino Matters

    Rhino Matters Journey across South Africa

    January 2015 - Passionate conservationists from the UK, Trevor and Susan Barrett, are driving First Car Rental's specially-wrapped Rhino Orphanage vehicle around South Africa on a journey to raise funds and awareness for conservation initiatives.

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  • Wet Nose Animal Rescue Centre

    Cyclists raise R23 600 for Wet Nose

    January 2015 - Cyclists riding for the Wet Nose Animal Rescue Centre in the 2014 Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge helped raise R23 600 for the charity. First Car Rental and Minuteman Marlboro sponsored the cycle challenge shirts worn by the 80 riders who took part in the race on 16 November 2014.

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  • JAM SA

    Cloud9Golf and First Car Rental raise R47 120 for JAM SA

    January 2015 - Thanks to Cloud9Golf initiatives and First Car Rental customers, R47120 was raised for JAM SA in the last six months of 2014. JAM SA is a South African-based non-profit relief and development organisation that has been at the forefront of the war against hunger for over 30 years.

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  • San Bushmen

    First Car Rental goes the extra mile deep in the Kalahari

    January 2015 - First Car Rental was approached by non-profit organisation, Nine Human Needs, who needed a large vehicle to transport precious cargo from the Kalahari to Johannesburg and back during the December holidays. This precious cargo was three amazing San children taking their first steps into their future.

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  • First Car Rental highlights

    First Car Rental Highlights in 2014

    January 2015 - The year 2014 was a memorable one for First Car Rental. Here is a brief summary of these special occasions: We again won the South African Service Award for being the top car hire company in the country in customer service. We were also presented with the special 'Most Consistent Performer over the Past Three Years' Award.

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  • Top 10 Google Search trends 2014

    Top 10 Trending Google Searches in 2014

    January 2015 - 2014 was interesting for Google Search trends as we searched trillions of times. These were the 2014 Top 10 Trending Google Searches per topic in South Africa. What do these searches say about South Africans? We are curious and we like to stay on top of what is happening in our country and others.

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  • Post your selfie and win

    'Post your selfie & Win' competition winners announced

    December 2014 - Launched in February this year, concluding in November, the Rhino Orphanage Post your Selfie campaign raised national awareness for the world's first non-profit rhino orphanage reaching over 2.7 million people via social media and at various events. Hundreds of proactive animal-lovers posted selfies, but there can be only 2 winners. Find out who they are.

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  • Feather Awards

    First Car Rental wins ACSA Feather Award

    December 2014 - First Car Rental Cape Town International Airport has been awarded the Best Car Hire Service Operator in the medium category by the ACSA Feather Awards. The annual ACSA (Airports Company South Africa) Feather Awards are based entirely on airport customers feedback to recognise outstanding customer service rendered during the year.

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  • First-Pace Golf Day

    Young talent discovered at First-Pace Golf Day for Girls

    December 2014 - Scouting for natural talent and a winning attitude, the First-Pace Golf Day for Girls hosted forty girls from eleven schools who were nominated by their teachers to play golf at Pearl Valley Golf & Country Estate in Franschhoek on the 11th of November. Congratulations to four budding golf-stars.

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  • First Car Rental Tanzania

    Q&A with First Car Rental Tanzania

    December 2014 - In October 2014, First Car Rental opened car hire business units in Tanzania's largest city, Dar-es-Salaam, as well as operational presence in Arusha, the Mwanza Region and Zanzibar. Mohamedabbas Dewji, Group Financial Manager of Uniglobe Skylink Travel and First Car Rental Tanzania, tells us more about the new business.

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  • Platbos Forest

    Plant Hope this Christmas

    December 2014 - This festive season, First Car Rental is inviting its customers to join the #trees4hope campaign by pledging a tree or two to help grow South Africa's indigenous Platbos Forest in the Western Cape. First Car Rental has pledged 15 trees, one for every year they have been in business. There is also a chance of winning a two-night getaway, courtesy of Platbos Forest.

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  • FlySafair

    FlySafair launches new routes

    November 2014 - South Africa's newest low-cost airline and First Car Rental's official flight partner, FlySafair, has announced it will be flying new return routes from Johannesburg to George and Port Elizabeth from 3 December 2014.

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  • Post your selfie and win

    Rhino Orphanage competition ending soon

    November 2014 - There are only days left to find one of First Car Rental's Rhino Orphanage Nissan Jukes, take a selfie with the vehicle and post to social media to stand the chance of winning one of two holidays worth R20 000 each.

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  • Phakama Women's Academy

    Students graduate from Phakama Women's Academy

    November 2014 - Twenty-five students, including Melissa Storey's mentee, Amukelani Hlabano, have graduated from the Phakama Women's Academy Class of 2014.

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  • Lee-Anne-Pace

    Lee-Anne Pace claims two worldwide victories

    November 2014 - South Africa's top women's golfer and First Car Rental brand ambassador, Lee-Anne Pace, delivered an outstanding performance during October, winning the Cell C SA Women's Open and then going on to claim victory in the Blue Bay LPGA in China a week later.

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  • Lee-Anne Pace

    First Car Rental interviews golf superstar Lee-Anne Pace

    November 2014 - First Car Rental caught up with South Africa's Number 1 women's golfer and brand ambassador, Lee-Anne Pace, during her short visit to South Africa after claiming two worldwide victories in October 2014 - the Cell C SA Women's Open and the Blue Bay LPGA a week later. Here is what she had to say:

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