The 4th of May is International Firefighters’ Day!


International Firefighters’ Day is a global event which is held on the 4th of May. It is a day used to honour our courageous firefighters that make massive sacrifices to ensure that our communities are kept safe. Last year the town of George hosted firefighters from all over the Western and Southern Cape, and this […]



The Oakhurst Insurance George Arts Theatre celebrates 50 golden years


As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations and to place a spotlight on its many achievements, the Oakhurst Insurance George Arts Theatre hosted a gala evening for honorary members, dignitaries and the George community on Saturday, the 6th of April. Among those attending were George Executive Mayor, Melvin Naik and Managing Executive of Oakhurst Insurance, […]



Insurance Apprentice Season 5 winner announced


The winner of season 5 of the Insurance Apprentice was announced at The Venue in Sandton on the 26th of March, 2019. After a very entertaining season, Colin Lunsky (HTI Insurance Brokers) was the victorious contestant. Another one of the viewer’s favourites, Mitesh Lakha (Discovery Insure), was named the runner-up as well as the apprentice […]



Diversity, inclusion and equality unpacked at the GWII Leaderwalk


Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) hosted industry professionals at their Leaderwalk session on the 20th of March in Sandton. Guest speakers inspired the audience as they imparted leadership lessons. First up was Roy Gluckman from Cohesion Collective, a diversity and inclusions specialist who is passionate about building our nation. Roy shared his “Die Pie” philosophy […]



The town of George takes old car enthusiasts on a trip down memory lane


The 23rd George Old Car Show, proudly driven by Oakhurst Insurance, was held on the 9th and 10th of February in the heart of the majestic Garden Route. Over 11 000 car enthusiasts from all over the country and abroad descended on PW Botha College in George this weekend to admire the display of more […]



The IIG’s 77th Annual Dinner


Connecting with partners and old friends from the industry at Africa’s largest insurance networking event was the perfect way to celebrate the year in spectacular fashion. The evening was filled with great food, excellent live entertainment and plenty of laughs but there was still one big announcement to make which we were waiting for in […]



George Fires 2018: The insurance impact


The recent George fires which started on the 28th of October 2018 and were finally quenched by good rains on Monday the 5th of November 2018, once again highlighted the need for adequate property insurance. Whilst there was relatively little property damage to George residential areas, the unfavourable weather conditions with extremely high temperatures and […]



A message of thanks from Oakhurst to our firefighters


It’s been a long, demanding week for our fire and emergency services heroes so we put together a message to keep their spirits up. Thanks to the hundreds of people who are protecting our homes, families and environment. You are our heroes!



The Mayor of George gives an update on the George Fires


We were fortunate to get an update directly from the Mayor of George, Melvin Naik, on the status of the George Fires. Find out what he had to say.



Fighting fire with unity and goodwill


Since the 22nd of October, Fire and the Emergency services personnel have been furiously fighting raging fires in the Garden Route region with the immediate risk to the town of George itself being contained. A Disaster Management Centre was set up almost immediately in the heart of George to coordinate the combined efforts of the […]