Virgin Active apology a ‘victory for freedom of expression’

2015-08-15 11:00

Boycott Divestment and Sanctions South Africa has hailed Virgin Active’s apology to member Mohammed Desai as a victory for freedom of expression.

Activist still taking Virgin Active to SAHRC over T-shirt incident

2015-08-14 13:18

Activist Muhammed Desai says he is still going to take Virgin Active to the SA Human Rights Commission and the Equality Court, even though he has been given permission to wear his BDS “pro-Palestine” T-shirt in its gyms.

Virgin Active member going to SAHRC over T-shirt incident

2015-08-13 12:08

A pro-Palestine activist who was allegedly kicked out of a Virgin Active gym in Johannesburg over a T-shirt he was wearing says he will be going to the SA Human Rights Commission and the Equality Court.

Virgin Money posts robust H1 profit on surge in mortgage lending

2015-07-28 17:08

British bank Virgin Money says its first-half profit has jumped 37%, bolstered by a surge in mortgage lending.

Brait to buy 80% of Virgin Active for R12bn

2015-04-16 12:16

SA-listed Brait has entered into an agreement to acquire an 80% interest in the health club operator Active Topco (Virgin Active) for about £682m.

Virgin Active warms up to Jozi IPO - Sky News

2015-02-06 10:32

Virgin Active has hired South African-based Standard Bank Group to list it on the JSE, reports, Sky News.

East Rand businesses struggle without water

2014-09-26 14:40

Businesses in Bedfordview, east of Johannesburg, have been affected by the low water supply in the area, with many resorting to bringing water from their homes.

Girl raped at top Durban gym: No arrests yet

2014-08-20 08:27

Police have reportedly still not made any arrests for the rape at the weekend of a 15-year-old girl at a top Durban gym, despite having CCTV footage.

Gym makes a plan for autistic boy

2012-12-08 11:04

After promising to find a solution to a mother and son's frustration, a Virgin Active spokesperson says the gym will design a workout that will address the autistic teenager's needs.

eNCA anchor, gym resolve homophobic slur

2012-12-06 14:27

The Virgin Active member that hurled homophobic slurs at eNCA anchor Andrew Barnes and his partner, has reportedly been banned from the club in Green Point by management.


Virgin Active apologises for T-shirt incident

2015-08-14 22:19

Virgin Active has apologised to Mohammed Desai for denying him entry to its Old Eds branch after he wore a Boycott Divestment and Sanctions T-shirt.

Members must be tolerant of others - Virgin Active

2015-08-13 13:25

Items of clothing are not banned from Virgin Active branches but members must exercise tolerance and respect for others, the gym group has said after one of its members said he was kicked out for wearing a pro-Palestine T-shirt.

WATCH: BDS member wearing a pro-Palestinian T-shirt in Virgin Active escorted out of gym

A Virgin Active gym member was asked to leave the gym after arriving for a session in a t-shirt with a political message. Watch what happened in this video shared on YouTube.

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Brait still has R24bn to spend - Christo Wiese

2015-04-24 09:59

The investment company is seeking to buy businesses that are cash generative and have a proven management team, according to its largest shareholder Christo Wiese.

Virgin Active seeking IPO in JHB by June

2015-02-08 10:58

Virgin Active wants to hold an initial public offering in Johannesburg by the end of June this year, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

Virgin Active dumps Tim Osrin

2014-10-21 11:41

Local health club Virgin Active has announced that it has terminated its contract with well-known athlete and coach Tim Osrin.

Gym rape suspect cleared

2014-09-15 14:49

A man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl at a Virgin Active gym in August will not face prosecution, after CCTV footage and evidence of a relationship emerged.

More direct Cape Town-Heathrow flights resume

2013-08-28 15:40

An international carrier will start direct flights between Cape Town and London in time for the Cape summer season.

Gym won't take 'kids like that'

2012-12-07 11:21

A Cape Town mother is furious after a local gym said it couldn’t allow her autistic son to join a class for children.

eNCA anchor reacts to homophobic slurs

2012-11-29 09:15

eNCA anchor Andrew Barnes and Virgin Active management have teamed up to take action against a gym member who allegedly made homophobic slurs against Barnes and his partner.

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