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.

Fine for racist insult at gym

2012-03-16 10:02

A woman accused of racially insulting a lawyer at a Virgin Active gym in Richards Bay has pleaded guilty to crimen injuria and been fined.

Racist gym member banned from Virgin Active

2012-02-13 17:56

Virgin Active has banned a member after a racist incident at its Sunninghill gym, Eyewitness News reports.

Richard Branson weighs in on Virgin racist attack

2012-02-07 16:09

An incident of racism at a Johannesburg Virgin Active gym has become such a hot topic, that CEO of the entire Virgin group, Richard Branson has weighed in.


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.

Woman arrested for racist gym outburst

2012-03-09 09:40

A Richards Bay woman has spent a night in jail after racially insulting a man in a Virgin Active gym - for which she has since apologised.

Virgin Active defends brand in racism row

2012-02-07 22:33

Two complaints of racism at Virgin Active gyms in Johannesburg have been dealt with "as expeditiously as possible", Virgin Active SA says.

Man lays charge over racism at Virgin gym

2012-02-07 16:00

A Virgin Active gym member has laid a criminal charge after he was insulted at Sunninghill Virgin Active, in northern Johannesburg, in a second racist incident reported at the gym.

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