Preferred Solutions - 30 Years

The story of Preferred Solutions – established in 1991


Celebrating our stories over the past 30 years

Prologue – Where Did Preferred Solutions Start

Preferred Solutions has been around for 30 years. But where did this all come from? Well, where do all good stories start? At the beginning of course…

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Chapter 1 - All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy

Life really has changed dramatically in the last 30 years. We’re talking about a time when an entire company’s data could fit on a 800 KB floppy disk, Pastel still worked on DOS and South Africa had just hosted and won their first Rugby World Cup.

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Chapter 2 - A Series Of Unfortunate Events

I know you folks have mixed feelings about prequels. But I assure you, this will be good, trust me. It all starts round about the time when Preferred Solutions first came to the scene, with a twenty-something couple stepping out of a beat-up golden Jetta onto the fynbos flats of the Cape Peninsula.

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Chapter 3 - Old MacDonald Had a Diesel Tractor

Now, some of you might know Engen Petroleum, you know, the guys that supply a decent part of the fuel used in Sub-Saharan Africa. Yeah, that Engen. In 1997, Pastel Accounting was adapted by Preferred Solutions for the Engen Depots to manage their bulk diesel sales to many farming communities.

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