EMPOWERED THROUGH V-POWER: SHELL & CAPITEC FUEL YOUR LIVE BETTER JOURNEY

South Africa’s largest digital bank, Capitec, has launched a brand new benefit that can collectively save its clients approximately R10 million per month.

In the township of Kagiso, Krugerdorp, The Insider SA learns more about how Shell is changing lives and helping customers go well as they make their way through life’s journeys. One of those particularly journeys is the one of Andrew Molefe, a determined and hard-working petrol attendant who now owns and manages his own service station.

Andrew Molefe's journey with Shell has been one of hardwork and determination.

Andrew’s success was made possible through the support of Shell. The energy company aims to help South Africans on their path to success and plays a significant role in developing entrepreneurs and the communities where they do business.

Andrew’s philosophy is working and training hard to achieve his goals – an attitude he’s been putting into practice for over three decades at Shell.

After not being accepted into nursing school in 1984, Andrew joined Shell as a petrol attendant. “From there I fell in love with interacting with people” shares Andrew. “I was promoted to a cashier and then to a supervisor. Shell then identified me as a potential retailer through their transformation programme and now, four years later, I’m a retailer at Kagiso service station.”

Andrew shares his words of wisdom, saying, “Whatever job you’re doing – work hard, give 100% of yourself, because at the end of the day, there will be a light at the end of the tunnel. You never know where God is taking you.”

For 109 years, Shell South Africa has harnessed science, engineering, and technology to pioneer as one the world’s most innovative fuels. Their differentiated premium fuel, Shell V-Power has been created as a result of extensive scientific research and development.

We joined motoring journalist Gugu Masuku at Kyalami Raceway for the BMW Driving Experience to feel Shell’s V-Power in action. There, Gugu was joined by South African racing driver and Head of BMW M & Driving Experience, Gennaro Bonafede to get Gugu ready for the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.

Motoring journalist, Gugu Masuku.

In a BMW M3, Gennaro showed Gugu how it’s done. “The course we’re going on today encompasses all sorts of different skills and techniques. We’re not trying to teach you how to be racing drivers, we’re helping our customers push their own limits, drive to the best of their ability, learn and grow, and of course, have fun.”

The boys took the M3 for a spin around the open race track. Here, Gugu could really put his foot down and feel the raw power of BMW and Shell V-Power himself. Next, they headed off-road to test the real limits of BMW in an X3.

Whether over steep slopes, deep in sand dunes, or climbing over muddy hills, the BMW X3 stands the test and can adapt to a variety of situations to make sure you get the best out of your outdoor adventure.

As the bank at the forefront of innovation, Capitec is constantly finding new ways to make their clients’ money work harder for them. As South Africa’s largest digital bank, Capitec has launched a brand new benefit that can collectively save its clients approximately R20 million per month.

Capitec has partnered with Shell South Africa to put 20c per litre back into its clients’ pockets. While other banks’ fuel benefits require monthly admin fees linked to their loyalty scheme and depend on varying tiers of cash back, Capitec offers its clients this benefit at no additional cost. Unlike most loyalty programmes, you don’t have to jump through hoops – it’s free and available to all Capitec clients!

Swipe your registered V+ card and pay with your Capitec card or simply scan to pay to get 20c per litre cash back on fuel and 0.5% cash back on selected items in-store at Shell Select.

It’s as easy as ‘register, get cash back, spend’. All you have to do is go down to your nearest Shell, pick up a V+ card and register in under three minutes. You can do that by either scanning a QR code, a USSD, or follow a URL that takes you through to Shell’s website. Essentially, it’s Capitec and Shell fuelling you to live better.

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