--Research credit: Rachid Aschkar
The question begs itself, is this a copycat? The answer is a resounding NO... The Nando's ad is a frame per frame PARODY of the Santam insurance ad, actually, it is so over-acted, so spoofed, there's no way to consider it a copycat. They just took a current ad on TV which apparently was functionning well and dipped in (peri peri) sauce and made so much fun of it - for their enjoyment and ours!