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Oakhurst’s global credit rating upgraded despite challenging economic times

 

Johannesburg, 22 November 2019 – GCR Ratings (“GCR”) has revised Oakhurst Insurance Company Limited’s (“Oakhurst”) national scale financial strength (formerly claims ability) rating to A(ZA) from A-(ZA), with the outlook accorded as Stable. Oakhurst’s national scale financial strength rating reflects a moderately strong financial profile, which is counterbalanced by a limited business profile. Oakhurst’s liquidity is […]

 

 


Let’s keep George looking its best

 

The staff of Oakhurst Insurance and Badger Holdings took to the streets of George on Thursday morning, the 10th of October, wearing rubber gloves and armed with big plastic bags as they picked up litter in the park, the area around the court and police station, and the area outside their buildings. “We’ve noticed a […]

 

 


Oakhurst Insurance’s new HCV partner has 30 years’ experience

 

Richard Pearson Director Peregrine Underwriting Managers , Pieter Niemand Senior Manager Oakhurst Insurance Company Limited Partners Grant Carstensen Managing Director Umthwalo HCV and Specialist Motor Trucking is a hugely important sector of our economy as each year 86% of freight is transported by road, making it a fiercely competitive industry. Trucking companies need as many […]

 

 


Oakhurst Insurance and friends get planting to save the planet

 

“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything” Albert Einstein  On the 3rd of September 2019, staff from Oakhurst Insurance as well as their business partners and friends from the local community gathered together to plant over 200 indigenous trees, with the aim […]

 

 


Injured honey badger receives a caring gesture from our staff

 

On the 6th of August, an injured badger found roaming around the Rheenendal area was taken to the Knysna Veterinary Clinic after it had suffered a head injury. The clinic performed x-rays and an ultrasound, and the good news is that he will be recovering at the Tenikwa Rehabilitation Centre near Plettenberg Bay. It is […]

 

 


The youth of George use drama to show how much they really care

 

The inaugural World of Tomorrow Drama Festival launched by George Municipality, took place at the Oakhurst Insurance George Arts Theatre between the 31st of July and the 2nd of August 2019, and proved to be a major success. A total of 53 primary school and 48 high school learners from nine schools participated in the […]

 

 


Garden Route children receive fire blankets and fire safety training

 

Recently, members of the George Fire Department, together with staff from Oakhurst Insurance, visited schools situated in various communities along the Garden Route, to offer instruction on fire safety, and simultaneously also distributed fire blankets to attendee school children. The tour started in Uniondale at Avontuur Primary School, Haarlem Secondary School, Diep Rivier Primary School, […]

 

 


Oakhurst Insurance and partners celebrate Nelson Mandela Day by feeding thousands

 

On 18 July, Oakhurst Insurance invited staff and partners to spend their 67 minutes packing meals for communities in need. Peter Grindlay, Managing Executive of Oakhurst Insurance said, “We are privileged to be a part of the unifying power of Nelson Mandela’s world-changing vision. We have an existing feeding scheme where our staff donate of […]

 

 


50 trees for 50 years – Oakhurst Insurance and friends “go green”

 

On the 3rd of July, Oakhurst Insurance’s CEO Simon Phage and Managing Executive Peter Grindlay, joined their colleagues and community friends in planting 500 trees at the Eden Festival of Action, which took place at the Heartlands School of Self Sufficiency outside George. Fires ripped through the Heartland School of Self Sufficiency in 2017, a […]

 

 


Diversity, inclusion and equality unpacked at the GWII Leaderwalk

 

Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) hosted industry professionals at their Leaderwalk session on the 20th of March in Sandton. Guest speakers inspired the audience as they imparted leadership lessons. First up was Roy Gluckman from Cohesion Collective, a diversity and inclusions specialist who is passionate about building our nation. Roy shared his “Die Pie” philosophy […]