BrightRock joins forces with the Players’ Fund and the Springboks

Johannesburg. July, 2016 – Provider of needs-matched life insurance, BrightRock is proud to announce their partnership with the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund to host the Play the Bounce Players’ Fund Banquet.

This prestigious annual event will be taking place on 27 September 2016 and will be attended by the entire Springbok team, each of whom will be hosting a table at the banquet. All the funds raised from this event will be in aid of the Players’ Fund, which was started in 1980 to support South African rugby players who sustain disabling and life-changing head, neck or spinal cord injuries while participating in the game.

To date, the Fund has helped no fewer than 400 seriously injured players and their families by providing support and mobility equipment, vital in the transition to living life under very different circumstances. The Fund is also involved in efforts to make rugby safer and to prevent similar injuries from happening. BokSmart, the National Rugby Safety programme, is a joint initiative between the South African Rugby Union and the Players’ Fund which provides rugby coaches, referees, players and administrators with the correct knowledge, skills and protocols to ensure that safety and best practice principles are incorporated into all aspects of rugby in South Africa.

According to Players’ Fund chairman Morné du Plessis, having the enthusiastic and dynamic brand of BrightRock behind this event will take it to new heights.

“This partnership will increase the Fund’s ability to play the role of Rugby’s Caring Hands in the lives of those who would otherwise have been left on the side lines” says Du Plessis.

BrightRock executive director Suzanne Stevens, believes the sponsorship of the Players’ Fund is an extension on of BrightRock’s Play the Bounce philosophy, which positively embraces the ever-changing, unpredictable nature of life and of rugby.

“The Players’ Fund’s motivation and its recipients demonstrate that even when the ball bounces in unexpected ways (both on the field and in life), that change like this can still be navigated with surprising and life affirming results – most especially when peoples unique needs are met properly.”

BrightRock’s involvement in the Play the Bounce Banquet follows the announcement of their three-year associate-sponsorship of the DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province, which kicked off in January this year. The company launched its unique needs-matched life insurance offering in 2012 and is rapidly establishing itself as one of the fastest-growing players in the intermediated individual life market in South Africa.

Stevens explains that the concept of change is central to the BrightRock’s needs-matched insurance offering, which is uniquely able to change with clients as their needs change over their lifetime. “Rugby, like life, is a game where the unpredictable is always a play away and can challenge even the best skill and preparation.”

“We hope and trust that our involvement in the Play The Bounce Players’ Fund Banquet will further enhance the positive difference the Player’s Fund makes in South African rugby.”

  • Tables at the banquet seat 10 (nine guests and a Springbok host) and can be booked at a cost of R16 000 per table. Contact events@playersfund.org.za / (021) 569 5615 for more information.

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About the BrightRock Play the Bounce Players’ Fund Banquet

The BrightRock Play the Bounce Players’ Fund Banquet takes place on the evening of 27 September 2016 in the Montecasino Ballroom in Fourways, Johannesburg. It is in support of the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund.

The current Springboks squad will be honorary guests at the event, with every table hosted by a player, providing guests with an opportunity to interact with their favourite players. Tables can be booked at a cost of R16 000 per table (seating 9 guests). All the funds generated from the Play the Bounce Players’ Fund Banquet will be in aid of the Chris Burger and Petro Jackson Players’ Fund.

The Dan Nicholl Show will also be filming the event and conducting interviews with some of the guests, and highlights will be broadcasted on Supersport the following evening.

Visit the Players’ Fund Website for more information, or call 021 659 5615.

About BrightRock

BrightRock was started with the goal of creating insurance products that truly meets consumers’ and financial advisers’ needs. It offers individualised, needs-matched life insurance cover that’s built around your specific needs at the outset, and is specially designed to change with you as your needs change. And because BrightRock’s cover is flexible and changes appropriately when your needs change, it’s more efficient. This means both your cover and your premiums remain relevant, and more affordable, throughout your life. BrightRock (Pty) Ltd, underwritten by Lombard Life Ltd, is an authorised financial services provider.

 

 

Kyk Weer! VeranderDinge is Back to Change Your Life

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Brought to you by BrightRock, the popular TV magazine show returns for a second season on KykNET

“Verander dinge”. In Afrikaans, it’s a call to action, meaning: change things. But it’s also a sly play on words, because vir ander dinge, which sounds exactly the same, means: for other things.

Put the two together, and you have the perfect name for a TV lifestyle magazine series that showcases a miscellany of lively, upbeat, and interesting items, while shining the spotlight on change.

Sponsored by BrightRock, as a platform for sharing the joys, challenges, and opportunities of change, and highlighting the positive role it can play in our lives, VeranderDinge is back on kykNET for an action-packed second season.

And the great news is a change in scheduling, to the prime-time slot of 6.30pm on Sundays.

With the dynamic duo of Ruda Landman and Kim Cloete at the helm, VeranderDinge puts the focus on in-depth, insightful interviews with prominent and influential South Africans, from Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille to songstress Sonja Herholdt, and from bubbly model and television presenter Minki van der Westhuizen to the astute political commentator, Max du Preez.

Then, of course, there are the ander dinge –  the other things – a potpourri of information, inspiration, and entertainment, featuring profiles on extraordinary people (arm-wrestlers, cage-divers, brewmasters and more) and useful advice on everything from starting your own business to organising the best party ever for your children.

Either way, it’s all about change and loving it, so change the channel to kykNET and make the most of your Sunday with Ruda, Kim, and company.

“We are excited to once again place change under the magnifying glass with Ruda and Kim,” says Suzanne Stevens, executive director at BrightRock. “VeranderDinge matches up perfectly with BrightRock’s needs-matched approach to life cover, and it’s a privilege to enter a second season with this multi-faceted show.”

*Tune in to VeranderDinge at 6.30pm on Sundays on kykNET, channel 144 on dsTV.

This article first appeared in The Comet, an online platform by BrightRock, provider of the first-ever life insurance that changes as your life changes.

 

VeranderDinge back by popular demand!  

April 2016. – VeranderDinge, the popular lifestyle programme proudly sponsored by BrightRock, is back on your TV screens by popular demand in a new prime time slot. The first episode airs on Sunday, 10th April 2016 at 18:30.

Season 2 of VeranderDinge is still keeping to the theme of change and hosts Ruda Landman and Kim Cloete, will again be interviewing influential South Africans to unpack their change moments while inspiring viewers to accept and value change in their lives.

The first episode will feature the mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille, a prominent politician who has had to deal with numerous difficult changes in her life to be where she is today. This season promises to be insightful, informative, and most importantly, inspire the viewers. Viewers can also look forward to interviews with glamorous South Africans like Minki van der Westhuizen, former Miss South Africa Wilma van der Bijl and songstress and entrepreneur Patricia Lewis.

Says Ruda: “It is an absolute delight to sit down with South Africans as varied as Marc Lottering, Jesse Duarte, Max du Preez and Minki van der Westhuizen to talk about moments that changed the course of their lives. Do join us. You will be fascinated and inspired.”

Kim will investigate a variety of activities and trends like crocodile cagediving and homebreweries. And don’t forget the inspirational self-help inserts, where both Kim and Ruda will unpack topics like turning hobbies into businesses and genetic counseling.

Karen Meiring, director of Afrikaans channels at M-Net, says: “We’re looking forward to this follow up series and hope it will bring about change in people’s lives through the experiences of others.” 

Suzanne Stevens, executive director at BrightRock, says: “As co-producers of VeranderDinge, we’re proud and excited to enter a second season of the show , especially after the first season’s success. VeranderDinge’s positive spin on Change ties in perfectly with BrightRock’s Love Change philosophy, and our needs-matched approach to life cover, which keeps up with the changes in your life. We’re looking forward to building on the success of the first season of this popular show.” /ENDS

About VeranderDinge

VeranderDinge provides a glimpse on the lives of women. What inspires them? What motivates them? What are their daily challenges?

The programme is divided into three segments in which Ruda Landman and Kim Cloete look into a wide range of entertaining and insightful topics:

  1. In depth interviews by Ruda in which she talks to famous or prominent South African women about the role of Change in their lives. Through these interviews, viewers will get to see different sides of interesting personalities like politician Patricia de Lille, songstress Sonja Herhold and political journalist Max du Preez.
  2. An insert that provides practical insights and guidelines to deal with common challenges like turning your hobby into a business or how to throw an affordable children’s party.
  3. A conversation with or look at extraordinary people who do extraordinary things, like participants at arm wrestling competitions and crocodile cagedivers.

The programme will air on KykNet every Sunday evening at 18:30, with repeats on KykNet and KykNet & Kie. It premieres on 10 April.

About Ruda Landman

Ruda is a seasoned journalist and presenter who rose to fame during her 19 years as a co-presenter of Carte Blanche. Apart from her work in television, she is a successful lecturer, writer and MC. She also serves on the boards of the University of Stellenbosch, Media24 and Hoërskool Helpmekaar.

About Kim Cloete

Kim is an actress, scriptwriter, radio- and television presenter. She has a diverse portfolio of acting and presenting jobs in her portfolio, which includes appearances in programmes like Zing!, Ontbytsake, Isidingo and Villa Rosa. She also co-owns the Garden Court Theatre in Woodstock.

About BrightRock

BrightRock is the provider of the first-ever life insurance that changes as your life changes. The company was started with the goal of creating insurance products that truly meet consumers ‘needs. BrightRock offers individualised, needs-matched life insurance cover that’s built around your specific needs at the outset, and is specially designed to change with you during life’s biggest Change Moments.

A Change Moment is the instant you land the job of your dreams; say “I do”; hold your new bundle of joy for the first time; or get the keys to your new front door. With these changes, comes a very real impact on how you think about and manage your money for today and for the future. And because BrightRock’s cover is flexible and changes appropriately when your needs change, it’s more efficient. This means both your cover and your premiums remain relevant, and more affordable, throughout your life.  BrightRock (Pty) Ltd, underwritten by Lombard Life Ltd, is an authorised financial services provider.

VeranderDinge is terug vir ’n opwindende nuwe seisoen!

April 2016. – VeranderDinge, die gewilde leefstylprogram pasgemaak deur BrightRock, is binnekort weer terug op KykNET en KykNET & kie televisieskerms. Die eerste episode van Seisoen 2 word Sondagaand, 10 April in ’n splinternuwe tydgleuf omstreeks 18:30 uitgesaai.


Grόόt veranderinge en name bly steeds die deurlopende tema van die program, wat deur Ruda Landman en Kim Cloete aangebied word. Dié gedugte span gaan in elke episode met invloedryke Suid-Afrikaners oor veranderinge in hul lewens gesels, en terselfdertyd kykers inspireer om verandering in hul lewens te koester en aanvaar.

In die eerste episode van die reeks gesels Ruda met Kaapstadse burgermeester Particia de Lille oor die grootste mylpale van haar politieke loopbaan, en hoe sy uitdagings as burgermeester baasraak. Kykers kan ook uitsien na onderhoude met glansryke Suid-Afrikaners soos Minki van der Westhuizen, oudmej. Suid-Afrika Wilma van der Bijl en sangsensasie Patricia Lewis.

“Dit is heerlik om met ’n veelsydige groep Suid-Afrikaners soos Marc Lottering, Jesse Duarte, Max du Preez en Minki van der Westhuizen te gesels oor die veranderingsoomblikke in hul lewens,” sê Ruda. “Moenie dit mis nie. Dit gaan jou fassineer én inspireer.”

Kim gaan weer in haar veelsydige insetsels na vindingryke tydverdrywe kyk wat wissel van tuisbrouerye tot krokodilhokduik – wat besig is om veld onder avontuurlustiges te wen. En moenie die inspirerende selfhelp insetsels vergeet nie – soos hoe om stokperdjies in besighede te verander en hoe om bekostigbare kinderpartytjies te hou.

Karen Meiring, direkteur van Afrikaanse kanale by M-Net, sê: “Ons sien baie uit na hierdie opvolg reeks en hoop dit maak ‘n verskil  in mense lewens deur ander se ervaring.”

Suzanne Stevens, uitvoerende direkteur by BrightRock, sê: “Ons is trots daarop om as medevervaardigers van VeranderDinge terug te keer vir ’n tweede seisoen van die reeks. Die deurlopende tema van verandering sluit perfek aan by BrightRock se filosofie dat daar altyd ’n positiewe sy aan verandering kan wees, en komplimenteer ons pasgemaakte, aanpasbare lewensdekking. Ons sien uit daarna om te bou op die sukses van dié gewilde reeks se eerste seisoen.”

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VeranderDinge:

VeranderDinge verskaf ’n blik op ’n interessante verskeidenheid mense se lewens. Wat inspireer hulle? Wat motiveer hulle? Wat is die daaglikse uitdagings wat hulle in die gesig staar?

Ruda en Kim gaan ’n verskeidenheid vermaaklike en insiggewende onderwerpe in drie uiteenlopende segmente onder die vergrootglas plaas:

  1. In diepte-onderhoude wat Ruda voer met ’n bekende of prominente Suid-Afrikaners oor groot veranderinge in haar lewe. Ons leer interessante Suid-Afrikaners soos die politikus Patricia de Lille, sangeres Patricia Lewis en akademikus Jonathan Jansen deur ’n nuwe lens ken.
  2. ’n Insetsel wat praktiese insae en wenke lewer om alledaagse probleme of uitdagings te verander, soos hoe om jou stokperdjie in ’n besigheid te verander of ’n bekostigbare kinderpartytjie te hou.
  3. ’n Gesprek met of kyk na buitengewone mense, instellings of vreemde aktiwiteite soos armdrukkampioenskappe en krokodilhokduik.

 

Meer oor Ruda Landman

Ruda is ’n gesoute joernalis en aanbieder wat veral bekend is vir haar 19 jaar as mede-aanbieder op Carte Blanche. Behalwe vir haar televisiewerk, is sy ook ’n suksesvolle lektor, skrywer en seremoniemeester en dien op die direksies van die Universiteit van Stellenbosch, Media24 en Hoërskool Helpmekaar.

 

Meer oor Kim Cloete

Kim is ’n aktrise, radio- en TV aanbieder en teksskrywer. Sy het ’n string akteurs- en aanbiedersrolle op haar kerfstok te danke aan verskynings in programme soos Zing!, Ontbytsake, Isidingo en Villa Rosa. Sy is ook die mede-eienaar van die Garden Court Teater in Woodstock.

 


Meer oor BrightRock

BrightRock is die verskaffer van die eerste behoeftegerigte lewensdekking wat verander soos jou lewe verander. Die maatskappy is van stapel gestuur om versekeringsprodukte te skep wat daadwerklik aan die verbruiker se behoeftes voldoen. BrightRock voorsien unieke, behoeftegerigte lewensdekking wat om elke individuele polishouer se onmiddelike behoeftes gestruktureer word. Dit is ontwerp om by polishouers se lewens aan te pas soos hul lewens verander in oomblikke waarna BrightRock spesifiek verwys as Veranderingsoomblikke (Change Moments).

’n Veranderingsoomblik gebeur wanneer jy die betrekking van jou drome losslaan; voor die kansel staan; jou baba vir die eerste keer vashou of die voordeur van jou nuwe huis vir die eerste keer oopsluit. Elkeen van dié oomblikke kan as lewensmylpale beskou word wat ’n groot impak op jou persoonlike welstand, finansies en toekomsplanne kan hê. Dit is juis waar BrightRock se lewensdekking in die prentjie kom – dit die enigste lewensversekeringsproduk wat aanpasbaar genoeg om te verander soos jou lewe verander. Gevolglik bly jou premies relevant en koste-effektief soos jy ouer word. BrightRock (EDMS) Bpk is ’n gemagtigde finansiële diensverskaffer, onderskryf deur Lombard Life Bpk.

Rugby Rocks!

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They’re legends of the game that loves the bounce of change, and with a new associate sponsorship from BrightRock, the DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province are set for a bold new era

Booted into the breeze, the odd-shaped ball takes flight. As it twists and spins through the air, a hush falls over the crowd. Will the crucial kick soar gracefully between the posts, or will it strike the upright a glancing blow, tumble to the ground, and bounce against the run of play?

Rugby: the griping, dynamic, at times unpredictable sport, celebrated by millions at home and away. And now, comes another reason to love the changing game: BrightRock is proud to be the new associate sponsor of the DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province, two of the best-loved properties in the world of professional rugby.

Headquartered at DHL Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, where the cries of “Stormers!”, “Province!” and “WP, jou lekker ding!” resound to the top of  Table Mountain, these legends of the game play rugby as breathtaking as the view.

DHL Western Province holds the distinction of having appeared in every final of every competition in South African rugby, and the DHL Stormers, made up of players from the provincial squad and the Boland Cavaliers, are three-times Conference champions in the Super Rugby competition. They regularly draw the largest and most exuberant home crowds, who Love Change with every bounce of the ball as the DHL Stormers work their way towards the try line.

For the next three years, the BrightRock logo will appear on the match-day kits of the DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province, joining DHL, Land Rover, and Adidas in the league of passionate supporters. For BrightRock, the partnership is a perfect fit, and an ideal celebration of a milestone of R114-billion of cover in force, and premium growth of 80 per cent year on year.

But the big connection is the power of change that drives BrightRock’s unique approach to life.

BrightRock believes rugby, like life, is a game where the unpredictable is always a play away, and can challenge even the best skill and preparation. A lucky bounce of the ball, or one critical call, can swing the game for or against you. We believe in not fearing these game-changing moments, but embracing them. By welcoming Change, in rugby or in life, we’re able to find the opportunities that it presents.

So get ready for a bright and thrilling season of Super Rugby and Currie Cup with the DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province. And remember, whichever way that odd-shaped ball bounces, this much is for sure: when you’ve got the right team on your side, life, and rugby, rocks!

*For more news on the DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province, visit wprugby.com and iamastormer.com and don’t miss everything and more about Playing the Bounce on The Change Exchange.

This article first appeared in The Comet, an online platform by BrightRock, provider of the first-ever life insurance that changes as your life changes.

 

 

BrightRock announces DHL Stormers and WP Rugby sponsorship

Johannesburg, 26 January 2016 – Fast-growing life insurance player BrightRock today announced the signing of a three-year Official Associate Sponsorship agreement with the DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province, effective from January 2016.

The deal signals a major milestone for the company, which launched its unique needs-matched life insurance offering in 2012. BrightRock has rapidly established itself as one of the fastest-growing players in the intermediated individual life market in South Africa. The company recently announced that premium growth had grown by 80% year on year, with cover in force now exceeding the R114 billion mark and claims to the value of over R155 million paid to date. According to BrightRock executive director Suzanne Stevens, the partnership reflects the company’s strong performance to date and will help fuel the growing awareness of its brand among consumers in its target market.

Stevens commented: “We’re thrilled to be involved with two of South Africa’s most beloved rugby properties and helping to bring top-class rugby action to such a large, diverse and passionate fan base across South Africa”.

BrightRock’s involvement as a business sponsor for the DHL Western Province and DHL Stormers teams will be visible in stadium, with its logo appearing on the back of all match-day jerseys. “It’s a privilege to join head sponsor DHL and associate sponsors Land Rover and Adidas on the blue-and-white jersey”.

According to Stevens, BrightRock sees the partnership as a perfect platform for its “Love Change” brand philosophy, because of the ever-changing, unpredictable nature of the game. She says that the concept of change is central to the BrightRock needs-matched insurance offering, which is dynamically able to change with clients as their needs change over their lifetime.

“Rugby, like life, is a game where the unpredictable is always a play away and can challenge even the best skill and preparation. A lucky bounce of the ball, or one critical call, can swing the game for or against you. We believe in not fearing these game-changing moments, but embracing them. By welcoming Change – in rugby or in life – we’re able to find the opportunities that it presents.”

“Our product is designed to precisely match your risk needs upfront and then it can change with you as your financial interests shift at major, life changing moments. Rugby with its odd-shaped ball that delivers that unpredictable bounce, gives us a platform to highlight the unique value BrightRock’s needs-matched life insurance has to offer with its world-first ability to adapt to our clients’ dynamic, changing lives.”

President of the Western Province Rugby Football Union Mr Thelo Wakefield added: “We are very excited to welcome BrightRock into the Western Province Rugby family. We look forward to working closely with their team and providing BrightRock with value whilst drawing on their expertise to grow and develop the game and our brands for all.”

Click here to view the full press release.

 

About BrightRock

BrightRock was started with the goal of creating insurance products that truly meets consumers’ and financial advisers’ needs. It offers individualised, needs-matched life insurance cover that’s built around your specific needs at the outset, and is specially designed to change with you as your needs change. And because BrightRock’s cover is flexible and changes appropriately when your needs change, it’s more efficient. This means both your cover and your premiums remain relevant, and more affordable, throughout your life.

BrightRock figures at 31 December 2015

  • Total claims paid to date: R155m
  • Year on year premium growth: 80%
  • Total cover in force : R114bn
  • Present value of future premiums: R2.028bn
  • Number of accredited advisers nationally: 3 400

 

Dan’s back by popular demand!

Season Two of The Dan Nicholl Show airs on SuperSport 1 from 4 November.

After a very successful first season, celebrity watchers and dedicated sports fans will again be pre-scheduling their Wednesday night viewing, as The Dan Nicholl Show returns to our screens. Hosted by renowned broadcaster Dan Nicholl, season two of the popular sports and lifestyle talk show will premiere on our screens from 4 November 2015, at 19h00 on SuperSport 1 in a brand new, hour-long format.

As with season one, each week promises a trio of guests from the entertainment, lifestyle and sporting worlds who will join Nicholl in-studio, for light-hearted banter and tongue-in-cheek conversation.

The show debuts with a stellar line-up and promises to keep audiences entertained and enthralled throughout this new season. With a live studio audience cheering on the guests each week, the show largely focuses on familiar South African faces, and their stories – and as always, the conversation will touch on the topic of Change.

“We had celebrities in studios having a laugh, shoots in exotic locations, Cameron van der Burgh and me taking our shirts off – it was quite a full first season!” said Nicholl. “To have BrightRock and SuperSport on board again, and for a longer show, is a massive endorsement, and I’m extremely excited about season two.”

BrightRock’s Suzanne Stevens echoes the thought: “Audiences have loved hearing the behind-the-scenes stories of how their icons have dealt with the Change Moments in their lives and careers.”

The show has been extended from 30 minutes to a full hour, giving Dan the chance to expand his interviews, and pack even more entertainment into the format.

* This article was originally published in FA News.