Gym member at Joburg Virgin Active branch tests positive for coronavirus

2020-03-18 19:07

Virgin Active's Melrose Arch branch has shut its doors, and will be disinfected, after a member tested positive for coronavirus.

EXCLUSIVE | Meyersdal 'hit': Dad of 'gentle giant' bodybuilder counted 11 bullet holes

2019-10-22 10:06

Johan Reed, 34, who died in an apparent hit while sitting in his car outside the Virgin Active in Meyersdal, had as many as 11 bullet holes in his body, his father says.

Case withdrawn against Stellenbosch gym 'masturbator'

2019-06-13 10:32

Virgin Active has withdrawn its sexual assault complaint against a member who was filmed apparently masturbating at its Stellenbosch facility.

Sweating over the cost of a gym membership

2018-11-28 06:01

When 'Good Things Guy' Brent Lindeque received an email last week informing him that his Virgin Active membership fee was being increased, he started asking what others paid.

Houghton Virgin Active evacuated after gas leak

2017-10-13 16:27

The Virgin Active - Old Eds in Houghton had to be evacuated after a gas leak, paramedics say.

Virgin Active-owner Brait seeks UK listing, new funding

2016-09-15 13:58

Brait SE, the SA investment firm that owns UK chains Virgin Active and New Look, plans to list on the London Stock Exchange and will consider selling new equity to fund future deals.

Virgin Active set to expand in Africa

2015-12-23 17:33

Virgin Active has opened its first health club in Botswana and regards it as a significant step in the group’s expansion into Africa.

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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From sanitiser to scanners, here's how Woolworths, MTN and Uber are staying open

2020-03-18 05:01

Businesses across multiple sectors are implementing measures to keep customers and staff safe.

There was a voting bungle at Virgin Active's owner - it made billionaire Christo Wiese seem less unpopular than he actually is

2019-08-19 13:13

Due to "inadvertent errors", the initial results of a recent shareholder vote at Brait were wrong.

'Gym masturbator': Man set to appear in court on sexual assault charge

2019-05-31 16:42

The man who was filmed allegedly masturbating at a Stellenbosch Virgin Active gym by a fellow gym-goer has been issued with a notice to appear in court, Western Cape police say.

South Africa's largest gym chain will introduce portable loos if Day Zero arrives

2018-02-22 13:22

Virgin Active South Africa plans to have portable toilets at the ready if Cape Town runs out of water.

Richard Branson unveils luxury health club in Cape Town

2016-11-01 18:37

Sir Richard Branson describes the new luxury Virgin Active Collection health club in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront as “one of the best in the world”.

Brait sees 76% boost in net asset value on UK buys

2016-06-14 09:36

Brait has reported a 76.7% increase in its net asset value as its UK acquisitions, Virgin Active and New Look, produced good results.

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.

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