Latest independent fuel marketer and bulk fuel and diesel provider news from the Elegant Fuel Group can be read here.

Put safety first this festive season

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Elegant cares about our country and you, the people we serve. This Dezemba, we want you to travel safely, so here are our top tips.

Even though we’re still in level 1 lockdown, and uniting to fight a pandemic, we still want to be with our loved ones, or travel to go on holiday - so we’re expecting busy roads.

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Home from Home: providing children with a second chance at family

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Since 2005, Home from Home has opened its doors to orphaned, abused, neglected and vulnerable children in need of shelter and a warm, loving environment. The organisation has assisted hundreds of children to live happy and healthy lives through its 36 foster homes set up in the Western Cape, including four in the Eden Karoo region.

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Our people are our story

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Here are some sincere, inspiring and encouraging stories we have received from customers, station owners and employees in the wake of our exciting news that we’ve been awarded level 1 broad-based black economic empowerment status.

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Level 1 B-BBEE status underpins Elegant Fuel’s commitment to empowerment

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Elegant Fuel was awarded a coveted level 1 broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) certificate on 9 April 2020, placing us among the small percentage of South African industry players who have achieved the highest level of contribution to B-BBEE.

“Our level 1 status underpins our proudly South African contribution as a service provider that is deeply invested in the development of our people and communities,” says director Faith Matsena.

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Elegantly done, Elegant team

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We are living in unprecedented times, with the Covid-19 pandemic putting the world under immense pressure. In South Africa, it has forced President Cyril Ramaphosa to make some challenging choices, including a national lockdown, in an effort to save lives and curb the spread of the disease.

Elegant Fuel is playing its part during the national lockdown and beyond by providing an essential service, and remains fully operational during this time.

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Elegant backs Olympic bid

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Elegant Fuel is backing South African judoka Geronay Whitebooi’s bid to qualify directly for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo from 24 July to 9 August.

“I’m really excited and really grateful to Elegant Fuel,” says Whitebooi, who won the African Championships title in 2019 in Cape Town. Whitebooi also earned a silver medal at the African Games in Rabat last year, and a bronze medal at the African Open in Dakar that year.

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Keeping travellers going the Elegant way

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Elegant Fuel will be operating a full fleet of 51 tankers over the festive season to ensure holidaymakers in South Africa have round-the-clock access to fuel.

“We’re expecting about 30 000 vehicles to fill up at our stations every day over the festive season and we’re ready for that,” says Elegant Fuel director Ryno Strydom. “We’re ready to greet all travellers, to fill up their vehicles and to supply them with padkos (food for the road) from our convenience stores.”

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Dimakatso Motsomi: ‘I am who I am because of Elegant Fuel’

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Twelve years after starting work at Elegant Fuel, Dimakatso Motsomi still wakes up with the desire to put a smile on people’s faces. Motsomi is a cashier and petrol attendant at the Saulspoort Elegant Fuel station, about 60km north of Rustenburg.

The proud mother of two, who lives in Lerome, is inspired to go to work every day to provide for her family – she strongly believes that a mother’s role is to take care of her family and ensure that there’s food on the table every night.

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