S African Bank Buckles Under Pressure Over Ad


A leading bank has apologises for commercials which allegedly took a swipe at President Jacob Zuma's government. First Rand Bank CEO Sizwe Nxasana has also apologised to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, after a private conversation between her and the CEO was leaked to the media.
  • South Africa:  Motshekga Disappointed At SMS Leaks

    South African Press Association, 28 January 2013

    Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Monday she was disappointed that a private conversation between her and First Rand Bank CEO Sizwe Nxasana was leaked to the media. read more »

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga (left).

  • South Africa:  FNB Caved in to ANC Bullying

    Democratic Alliance, 25 January 2013

    First National Bank and First Rand's decision to apologise to the ANC and withdraw its adverts is lamentable. In doing so, it has shown that it is acceptable to be bullied by the ... read more »

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  • South Africa:  Joint Statement of the ANC and FNB On the 'You Can Help' Interview Clips

    African National Congress, 25 January 2013

    The African National Congress and First National Bank met today to discuss the FNB ‘You Can Help campaign’ whose online postings raised objections which tarnished the ... read more »

  • South Africa:  SADTU Adds Its Voice in the Call to FNB to Stop Using School Children to Spread Its Propaganda

    Congress of South African Trade Unions, 23 January 2013

    The South African Democratic Teachers' Union has come up in support of the ANC and the SACP in condemning the FNB's You Can Help branding campaign. read more »

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  • South Africa:  Presidency Disappointed At First National Bank (FNB) Adverts

    South African Government, 23 January 2013

    The Presidency is disappointed and surprised by the one-sided First National Bank (FNB) campaign. read more »

  • South Africa:  First National Blunder

    Biz-Community, 23 January 2013

    I have to say that I really liked the FNB campaign that the ANC hated so much. read more »

  • South Africa:  Presidency Disappointed At FNB Adverts

    SAnews.gov.za, 23 January 2013

    The Presidency says it is "disappointed and surprised" by the one-sided First National Bank campaign. read more »

  • South Africa:  ANC Condemns FNB Advertisement

    African National Congress, 21 January 2013

    The African National Congress (ANC) is appalled by First National Bank (FNB) ‘advertisementsÂ’ in which the ANC, its leadership and government, is under ... read more »

  • South Africa:  ANC Response to FNB Commercial Reminiscent of Apartheid Censorship

    Democratic Alliance, 21 January 2013

    An ANC spokesperson, Keith Khoza, today commented that FNB had launched an "attack on the president, his ministers and the government as a whole" for airing a commercial wherein a ... read more »

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