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  • Drive nice, it’s contagious
    May 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Drive nice, it’s contagious

    Last week alone saw two taxi crashes in which more than 10 people were injured in each crash. While the official cause of the crashes is unknown, many drivers may automatically assume it was the taxi driver’s fault. Could it also be possible that… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 98
  • Mobilizing for Decency
    May 23, 2016 On the Cees

    Mobilizing for Decency

    The ruling SA governing party appears to have fallen apart, with two major factions remaining in the ring, battling it out as to who will inherit the Zuma legacy. There are those who put self-interest first, in the manner they have succeeded in… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 53
  • Standard Bank special report: Consumer Expenditure Trends
    May 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Standard Bank special report: Consumer…

    This is the third in the seven-part series of Standard Bank special reports to be issued over the coming weeks focusing on South African consumer behaviour and trends. These reports highlight pertinent consumer trends at both the macro and micro… more
    Editor 79
  • How to Prevent Rear-End Collisions
    May 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    How to Prevent Rear-End Collisions

    According to some industry experts, rear-end collisions on the highway between Johannesburg and Pretoria (Ben Schoeman), account for some 80% of crashes. Common to almost all of these incidents is the fact that these are caused by incorrect… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 71
  • Continental’s Development Contribution Wins Toyota’s Annual Technology & Development Award
    May 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental’s Development Contribution Wins…

    Recognition for the development of Toyota’s integrated safety system “Toyota Safety Sense C” The Multi-Function Camera with Lidar (MFL) sensor module integrates a camera and an infrared Lidar into a single compact unit and provides multiple active… more
    Editor 101
  • Fuel double whammy from oil, Rand
    May 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel double whammy from oil, Rand

    Fuel price increases at the end of May are set to be driven by both the weak Rand and stronger international oil prices. This is the view of the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the… more
    Automobile Association 73
  • Cartel activity legislation welcome, but may drive cartels underground
    May 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Cartel activity legislation welcome, but may…

    The business world thrives on a bit of healthy competition, but companies who decide to take the market into their own hands by using cartel conduct will find themselves in very hot water. According to the amendment to the Competition Act that came… more
    Editor 81
  • Two Duratorq TDCi engines were donated by Ford Motor Company today to the Ford Engine Research Unit, part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. Pictured (from left to right): Dr Oswald Franks: Executive Dean - Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, NMMU, Jim Vella: President, Ford Motor Company Fund, Ockert Berry: Vice President Operations, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa and Prof Andrew Leitch: Deputy Vice-chancellor: Research and Engagement, NMMU
    May 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Donates Engines to NMMU to Promote Training…

    Two Duratorq TDCi turbodiesel engines, produced at Ford Struandale Engine Plant, donated to Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Engines to be used for training and research at NMMU's Ford Engine Research Centre Forms part of Ford's 'Better World'… more
    Editor 91
  • The Federal-Mogul Payen manufacturing plant
    May 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Payen performs under pressure

    After six decades of reliable production, the Federal-Mogul Payen manufacturing plant in Port Elizabeth continues to remain at the forefront of innovation. Johannesburg, 18 May, 2016: Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings… more
    Editor 64
  • Non-usual f/cast worry
    May 23, 2016 On the Cees

    Non-usual f/cast worry

    The known features globally aren't particularly terrifying. The unknowns are another kettle of fish altogether. Do we actual understand the environment we may likely be moving through shortly? At home, there is considerable more dread about what we… more
    Cees Bruggemans 67
  • Unfinished SARB pauses
    May 23, 2016 On the Cees

    Unfinished SARB pauses

    The good news is that SARB paused today, keeping repo rate unchanged at 7%, and prime rate consequently staying put at 10.5%. But it all sounded rather grudgingly. This seems to be a pause only in what remains a distinctly unfinished tightening rate… more
    Cees Bruggemans 75
  • Fire It Up! And win a BMW R1200 ST valued at over R 60 000
    May 21, 2016 Events

    Fire It Up! And win a BMW R1200 ST valued at over…

    WIN A BMW R1200 ST VALUED AT OVER R 60 000 IN THE FIRE IT UP! MOTORCYCLE GIVEAWAY COMPETITION, IN ASSOCIATION CITIZEN AND BILLY’S BIKES Fire It Up! The new premium motorcycle dealership in Fourways, Sandton area, open 7 days a week is proud to… more
    Editor 121
  •  Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassador has started his round-the-world trip in Monaco
    May 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassador has started his…

    Monaco/Stuttgart. Adventurer and extreme athlete Mike Horn started his round-the-world "Pole2Pole" expedition in Monaco on 8 May 2016. The Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassador set sail for Namibia in his boat PANGAEA. The challenge faced by Horn is to… more
    Editor 95
  • Tool die and mould-making at South African Automotive Week
    May 18, 2016 Events

    Tool die and mould-making at South African…

    The Tool, Die, Mould-making and precision engineering sectors will take centerstage at the 5th edition of South African Automotive Week from October 11-13 2016 at the Tshwane Events Centre.Speaking after the launch of the Eastern Cape Tooling… more
    Editor 116
  • Autopromotec 2017: pre-registrations on the rise
    May 18, 2016 Events

    Autopromotec 2017: pre-registrations on the rise

    More and more automotive companies interested in exhibiting Over 9% increase in pre-registration requests than the same period in 2014 Over 10% increase in pre-registrations from first-time exhibitors More pre-registrations from international… more
    Editor 95
  • SA recession challenges
    May 18, 2016 On the Cees

    SA recession challenges

    For some it is a matter of fact that SA is in recession, or at least rapidly gliding towards one, with 1Q16 already deeply suspect, and the looming quarters (2Q16, 3Q16 & 4Q16) most at risk, after which things could still change. Others are not so… more
    Cees Bruggemans 86
  • BMW Italia and Garage Italia Customs present the BMW i8 Futurism Edition.
    May 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    BMW Italia and Garage Italia Customs present the…

    The initiative is part of the 50th anniversary celebration of BMW history in Italy. BMW Italia and Garage Italia Customs have created a special Edition model to celebrate the 50 years of BMW history in Italy. The Edition combines the icon of future… more
    Editor 164
  • Ford Motor Company Fund Expands Global Reach with Innovative Job Training Investment
    May 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Motor Company Fund Expands Global Reach with…

    Ford Motor Company Fund Expands Global Reach with Innovative Job Training Investment in South Africa; $750 000 (R11.5 million) Investment Over Five Years Ford Motor Company Fund to open Ford Resource and Engagement Centre in South Africa - the first… more
    Editor 126
  • Normalisation Stories
    May 17, 2016 On the Cees

    Normalisation Stories

    The world divides into two halves at present. There are normalisation stories underway, with long-term fuses, but they will probably reach their destination in the end, even if meeting with a lot of skepticism along the way. And then there are the… more
    Cees Bruggemans 73
  • Barons wins Dealer of the Year award for Barloworld Motor Retail... again
    May 17, 2016 Events

    Barons wins Dealer of the Year award for…

    Lightning doesn't strike twice... except in the KwaZulu-Natal capital where Barons Volkswagen Pietermaritzburg scooped up the coveted Volkswagen Dealer of the Year award for the second year running. And if this were not impressive already, the… more
    Editor 145
  • The time has come for answers from SANRAL
    May 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The time has come for answers from SANRAL

    Today (17 May) marks the end of the extended period for Gauteng motorists to pay their outstanding historic e-toll accounts at a reduced rate of 60 percent, in relation to the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP). In May last year, Deputy… more
    Automobile Association 84
  • Easigrass adds outdoor elegance to BMW’s Sandton showroom
    May 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Easigrass adds outdoor elegance to BMW’s Sandton…

    Easigrass Johannesburg has provided an elegant and practical outdoor flooring and walling solution for the newly restyled frontage and motor cycle display area at BMW’s Rivonia Road showroom in Sandton. The company fitted 362m2 of artificial grass… more
    Editor 123
  • Metal bargaining council: Nonsensical race allegation
    May 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Metal bargaining council: Nonsensical race…

    The fact that NUMSA and the general secretary of the Metal and Engineering Industry Bargaining Council (MEIBC) have made a 'race' issue out of the current deadlock in the Council is absolutely appalling. The impasse in the Council has got nothing to… more
    Editor 97
  • The Zuma Groove
    May 17, 2016 On the Cees

    The Zuma Groove

    For younger readers, the vinyl long-playing records are probably, along with the Beatles and other assorted 1960s paraphernalia, an absolute mystery. An old technology so ancient, it must be difficult to envisage what it looked like, never mind how… more
    Cees Bruggemans 92
  •  Warning! Tekkie Tax fever is in the air
    May 17, 2016 Events

    Warning! Tekkie Tax fever is in the air

    It is that time of year again, the excitement is building and you can feel something is coming to South Africa other than just the winter. The nation is getting ready for the event of the year! It is the annual Takkie Tax Day and yes, it is just… more
    Editor 139
  • A low growth bar?
    May 16, 2016 On the Cees

    A low growth bar?

    Has Moody's set us a low growth bar, easily achievable? Or is it a lot more complex, and not at all guaranteed that we can meet its expectations? Despite our many internal struggles, we are clearly not Brazil, with negative GDP growth of nearly 4%… more
    Cees Bruggemans 103
  • Winter is coming, protect your car
    May 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Winter is coming, protect your car

    Winter is on its way with temperatures across South Africa showing a gradual decline, into single figures in some places. While people will ensure they are protected against the cold, they forget about their vehicles, and that these valuable assets… more
    Automobile Association 87
  • Good standard in Irene tyre check
    May 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Good standard in Irene tyre check

    Bridgestone South Africa's Tyre Check project conducted its second survey of 2016 with a visit to Irene Village Mall, south-east of Pretoria. The long-running project, which has monitored tyre condition and pressures on South African vehicles since… more
    Editor 110
  • Learn from the
    May 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Learn from the "MEYLE Mechanics" how to diagnose…

    Hamburg, May 2016. Exposed to excessive vibration and high load levels during drive-off and gear shift, transmission mounts are prone to wear out quickly, thus requiring frequent replacement. Therefore, repair professionals are well advised to… more
    Editor 92
  • PSA Group and Dongfeng Motors (DFM) have signed two new agreements to strengthen their strategic partnership
    May 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    PSA Group and Dongfeng Motors (DFM) have signed…

    A new milestone in the strategic partnership between PSA Group and DFM was reached at the presentation of the new "5A+" medium-term plan for Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Automobile (DPCA) At the presentation of the DPCA strategic plan on Wednesday, 11… more
    Editor 98
  • Caution
    May 16, 2016 On the Cees

    Caution

    The world remains slow moving. The main cause is a universal CAUTION keeping things back. The main reasons for this are not difficult to fathom. Much more challenging is to see what will overcome it. If this global mental lethargy is not overcome… more
    Cees Bruggemans 74
  • 6506 Apply to Own All-New Ford GT in a Month
    May 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    6506 Apply to Own All-New Ford GT in a Month

    Almost 200,000 Configure Ford GT of Their Dreams Ford received 6,506 fully completed applications from people around the world in the one-month window to apply to purchase the new EcoBoost-powered, carbon-fibre supercar Hundreds of those registrants… more
    Editor 111
  • Basic Economics Course 26 May 2016
    May 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Basic Economics Course 26 May 2016

    Would you like to have a better understanding of how the economy works and how it impacts on your organisation? Econometrix is offering an introductory Basic Economics Course on the 26 May 2016 Course Objective: A one day course offering practical… more
    Editor 83
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre to open a new store in Harare, Zimbabwe
    May 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre to open a new store in Harare,…

    Following Tiger Wheel & Tyre's successful entry into the Zimbabwean market in November last year, the South African retail giant has announced the opening of an additional store in Eastlea, Harare, under the expert supervision of Store Manager… more
    Editor 102
  • Les McMaster, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    May 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Out of Warranty doesnt have to mean out of pocket

    New car sales have taken a dramatic downturn and all indications are that consumers are choosing to keep their cars longer. Les McMaster, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), says that while keeping your car for a longer time… more
    Editor 90
  • Brad Kaftel, Managing Director of Hatfield VW Group with coaches (in blue golf shirts) Lebo Ndebele, Mock Ndebele and players during the team's farewell event at Volkswagen Group South Africa offices in Sandton last week.
    May 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Local youngsters represent Volkswagen South…

    Fourteen youngsters mainly from Alexandra Township jetted off last week to represent Volkswagen South Africa at the 2016 Volkswagen Junior World Masters Soccer Tournament in France. The under-13 team comprising of players from Wanderers Warriors and… more
    Editor 106
  • Masterdriving Alerts – Driving with limited visibility
    May 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MASTERDRIVING Alerts - Driving with limited…

    There is a video at the end of the article that deals with driving in a Dust Storm. This bears great similarity to what South African drivers face when they encounter smoke resulting from veld fires which can obscure, either partially or totally,… more
    Editor 84
  • Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa and Stefan Mecha, Director of Sales and Marketing at Volkswagen Group South Africa with Kevin Pillay of Barons Volkswagen Pietermaritzburg.
    May 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Barons Pietermaritzburg named as the 2015…

    Barons Pietermaritzburg is the 2015 Volkswagen Dealer of the Year. This was the second consecutive year that Barons Pietermaritzburg was recognised as the best performing dealership in the Volkswagen network. Speaking at the annual Volkswagen dealer… more
    Editor 89
  • Black Rhino Wheels to donate a portion of every wheel sold to Save the Rhino International
    May 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Black Rhino Wheels to donate a portion of every…

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre is proud to announce that wheel partner, Black Rhino Wheels, is donating R5.00 of every wheel sold to Save the Rhino International. Black Rhino Wheels has established itself as a leading manufacturer of aftermarket alloy wheels… more
    Editor 116
  • Mr Mike Song, new head of Africa and Middle East Region
    May 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hyundai Motor Company appoints new head of Africa…

    The Hyundai Motor Company has appointed Mr Mike Song as the new head of its Africa and Middle East Region, commencing duties during the second week of May in Dubai. Mr Song will oversee operations throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)… more
    Editor 125
  • Navigating our potholed roads
    May 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Navigating our potholed roads

    South Africans have recently welcomed the very needed rainfall across our thirsty country, however this has meant driving on our roads often feels like navigating a minefield. Even the most advanced drivers don't stand a chance against our eroded… more
    Editor 95
  • Volvo Cars partners with Swedish start-up 'urb-it' to pioneer two-hour in-car delivery service
    May 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Cars partners with Swedish start-up…

    Volvo Cars, a leader in the field of connectivity in the automotive sector, is set to disrupt the consumer delivery experience in Sweden with the introduction a new service that promises in-car delivery of online shopping in under two hours. The… more
    Editor 121
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens New Store in Table View
    May 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens New Store in Table View

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre has added a new store in Table View to its growing nationwide network. Located at the corner of Raats Drive and Briza Road, the new store will hit the ground running on 9 May 2016, under the expert supervision of Store Manager… more
    Editor 112
  • Credit Facility Helps Motorists Put Safety First
    May 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Credit Facility Helps Motorists Put Safety First

    April, with its many public holidays, has come and gone and it's fair to say that while we all enjoyed the down time, this time of year has a way of stretching our patience as well as our budgets. Murphy's Law of course states that now, when you can… more
    Editor 110
  •  Textar Cera Tec Anti-squeal lubricant
    May 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Textar Cera Tec Anti-squeal lubricant

    Textar’s non-metallic anti-squeal lubricant for braking systems is heat resistant up to 1000°C. It is suited for lubricating disc and drum brakes, compressors, central lubricating systems, axle bearings, chains, seat tracks, sunroof guides and… more
    Editor 110
  • Sacrificing the steel industry to save mittal
    May 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Sacrificing the steel industry to save mittal

    I do not claim to fully understand what's currently happening in this space and the reasons for it. The Steel Industry is in troubled waters. There are many indicators to this effect, but job losses is an important one. According to the MEIBC, the… more
    Editor 146
  • DataDot foils car wheel scam
    May 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    DataDot foils car wheel scam

    DataDot the local leader in microdot technology has once again confirmed the valuable application does not only curb theft, but can also successfully recover stolen assets. Case in point was when DataDot assisted with a Land Rover and Jaguar… more
    Editor 164
  • Michael Steiner is new Member of the Executive Board Research and Development at Porsche
    May 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Change at the top of the development division

    Michael Steiner is new Member of the Executive Board Research and Development at Porsche Dubai. The Supervisory Board at Dr. Ing h.c F. Porsche AG appointed Dr Michael Steiner (51) to the Executive Board at its meeting last week with immediate… more
    Editor 123
  • Moody's Shocks Pleasantly
    May 09, 2016 On the Cees

    Moody's Shocks Pleasantly

    Moody's yesterday shocked most of SA senseless in the most pleasant way imaginable by confirming its credit rating, if qualified with its downside outlook. Instead of downrating us, we got a reprieve. This had been predictable up to a point (see my… more
    Cees Bruggemans 111
  • Ford Invests in Pivotal to Accelerate Cloud-Based Software Development
    May 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Invests in Pivotal to Accelerate Cloud-Based…

    New Labs Drive Ford Smart Mobility Innovation Ford invests $182.2 million in Pivotal, a cloud-based software company headquartered in San Francisco, to further strengthen its core software abilities and deliver innovations to customers more quickly… more
    Editor 129
  • Collective bargaining and the free market foundation's case.
    May 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Collective bargaining and the free market…

    A huge victory for orderly collective bargaining "Bargaining Council's and trade unions are apparently jubilant about the Pretoria High Court's dismissal yesterday of the Free Market Foundation's constitutional challenge. Should they study the… more
    Editor 102
  • Jeep Honors the 2015-2016 Italian Soccer Champions
    May 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jeep Honors the 2015-2016 Italian Soccer Champions

    Midrand - Juventus F.C has won the Serie A 2015-2016 soccer championship in Italy this week. Proudly sported on their jerseys was Jeep, the brand that has accompanied the champions as Official Sponsor for four seasons, sharing a past made of… more
    Editor 223
  • Showing the way: an exhibitor at the first ever Volkswagen Black-Owned Supplier's Day in Uitenhage. Minister Hon. Rob Davies is flanked by Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and MD of Volkswagen Group South Africa (in blue suit) and Eastern Cape MEC for Economic Development the Hon. Saki Somyo look on.
    May 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen Group South Africa's Black-Owned…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) leads the way in sourcing black manufacturing suppliers for the broader automotive industry 45 black-owned manufacturing suppliers exhibit to over 400 delegates Trade and Industry minister praises VWSA for its… more
    Editor 141
  • Fiat 500 for winner of The Voice South Africa
    May 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fiat 500 for winner of The Voice South Africa

    Midrand, Fiat Group Automobiles South Africa (Pty) Ltd, importer of Fiat, Fiat Professional, Abarth and Alfa Romeo brand vehicles locally , announces their partnership with The Voice South Africa, a vocal talent competition based purely on the… more
    Editor 160
  • NBA and Ford tip off multiyear partnership with first Jr. NBA league in Johannesburg
    May 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    NBA and Ford tip off multiyear partnership with…

    Ford Becomes the First Exclusive Automotive Partner of the NBA in Africa NBA and Ford to Expand Jr. NBA Program in Sub-Saharan Africa JOHANNESBURG, May 5, 2016 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa… more
    Editor 177
  • BASF awarded as highly innovative automotive supplier
    May 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    AutomotiveINNOVATIONS: BASF awarded as highly…

    BASF has received the AutomotiveINNOVATIONS Award 2016 as the most innovative supplier in the category „chassis, body and exterior.“ One of the innovations the jury’s decision was based on is the world's first top mount with a bearing and housing… more
    Editor 141
  • FCA South Africa announces the appointment of its new CEO and Managing Director
    May 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    FCA South Africa announces the appointment of its…

    Midrand - Fiat Group Automobiles South Africa (Pty) Ltd, importer of Fiat, Fiat Professional, Abarth and Alfa Romeo brand vehicles locally and Chrysler South Africa (Pty) Ltd, importer of Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brand has announced the appointment… more
    Editor 135
  • Can you beat F1 star Romain Grosjean in a Jaguar XF?
    May 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Can you beat F1 star Romain Grosjean in a Jaguar…

    F1 racer first to try innovative Jaguar ‘Smart Cones’ driving challenge Jaguar launches global ‘Art of Performance’ tour Watch Grosjean’s performance in the Jaguar XF here: https://youtu.be/BviY7LUHrP8 Pretoria, May 2016 – Formula 1 star Romain… more
    Editor 107
  • SA Building’s Silver Lining
    May 09, 2016 On the Cees

    SA Building’s Silver Lining

    The February residential building stats captures our SA essence in a nutshell. Decade-long stagnation in the middle- and higher-income market segments, robust stirrings in the low-income ones. But overall we aren't really going places. For that we… more
    Cees Bruggemans 122
  • Nissan scientists crack the code for football fan excitement
    May 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan scientists crack the code for football fan…

    Nissan and Loughborough University have joined forces to identify a formula that reveals what gets fans so excited about football The Nissan Excitement Index aims to explore and understand the science behind football fans’ excitement Official global… more
    Editor 116
  • Hyundai wins AutomotiveINNOVATIONS award
    May 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hyundai wins AutomotiveINNOVATIONS award

    The Hyundai Motor Company has won the AutomotiveINNOVATIONS Award for the first time as the most innovative volume manufacturer in the Alternative Powertrains category. Last year no carmaker in the world unveiled more innovations in alternative fuel… more
    Editor 143
  • #HerzSprung: The new Opel Mother's Day clip tells the story of a son who overcomes his greatest fears in order to give his mum an unforgettable day out.
    May 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    #HerzSprung: Opel gets emotional with Mother's…

    Say "thanks" to mum - unusual, exciting, emotional From the bottom of your heart: Opel Mother's Day clip shows how New social video #HerzSprung promotes feelings Rüsselsheim. The motto of the new social video for Mother's Day is, "She gave you your… more
    Editor 118
  • Standard Bank special report: Consumer Outlook 2016 - A macroeconomic perspective
    May 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Standard Bank special report: Consumer Outlook…

    SA has one of the most unequal societies in the world. The Gini coefficient declined only slightly between 2006 and 2011, from 0.72 to 0.69; change has been slow indeed. The emergence of the middle 60% of the population contributed to these… more
    Editor 132
  • Profile: Nelisiwe Baloyi - Head of Absa Vehicle and Asset Finance
    May 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Profile: Nelisiwe Baloyi - Head of Absa Vehicle…

    Nelisiwe’s journey with Absa started in 1994 when she was appointed as a Bank Trainee through the Letsema Learnership Programme. Not long thereafter, she was promoted to the level of Credit Clerk, then Personal Banker, then SME Manager and was… more
    Editor 254
  • Consumer exodus to pre-owned market fuels new vehicle sales decline
    May 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Consumer exodus to pre-owned market fuels new…

    The South African new vehicle sales market continued its 2016 decline, this April. According to the latest aggregated figures from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) total industry new vehicle sales… more
    Editor 173
  • Losing heart (yet again)?
    May 04, 2016 On the Cees

    Losing heart (yet again)?

    This country is a bit of a heartbreak hotel. So many dreams shattered so often, one is surprised there is still anything standing. The Khoisan in the 17th, the Xhosa in the 18th, and the Zulu in the 19th century had to discover that these incoming… more
    Cees Bruggemans 134
  • Supa Quick's tyre sales revolution
    May 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Supa Quick's tyre sales revolution

    Franchising changed the face of retail business in the late 20th century. Instead of a business person having to build their own business from scratch, they could buy into an existing brand and enjoy all the benefits and reputation of that brand… more
    Editor 153
  • Compliance: key to business success in SA
    May 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Compliance: key to business success in SA

    For businesses, an essential factor for success is to familiarise themselves with - and fully understand - the laws and regulations which govern them. Compliance is, after all, directly linked to a business’s reputation. “Compliance refers to when… more
    Editor 157
  • Toyota celebrates 25 years of Rust De Winter
    May 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota celebrates 25 years of Rust De Winter

    This year's instalment of the Rust De Winter 4x4 Jamboree held this past weekend, marked 25 years of Toyota's sponsorship of this iconic event which remains a highlight on the 4x4 calendar. "Toyota's commitment to the Rust De Winter Jamboree… more
    Editor 133
  • Buying some more time
    May 04, 2016 On the Cees

    Buying some more time

    The Fed keeps on being interpreted as dovish (is it really?), China gives the impression of stabilizing its growth without looking for a major Yuan depreciation (is it really?), oil keeps rallying on supposed demand/supply realignment (is it… more
    Cees Bruggemans 122
  • New Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 makes appearance on Jaguar XF
    May 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 makes…

    Four homologations for Goodyear's new UHP tyre Port Elizabeth, May 2016 - Goodyear is proud to announce that a number of new Jaguar XF vehicles will come fitted with the latest ultra-high performance tyrein the Goodyear portfolio - the Eagle F1… more
    Editor 158
  • Management training programme for SA Motor Dealers proves successful as transformation tool
    May 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Management training programme for SA Motor…

    Managing a retail motor dealership nowadays is a very tough challenge for any businessman as it involves a combination of distinct “lines of business” such as vehicle sales, parts sales, service, finance and human resources. It is growing in… more
    Editor 143
  • What Must We Do With These 'Whites', Minister?
    May 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    What Must We Do With These 'Whites', Minister?

    3 MAY 2016 Dear Minister Since I am 'white', I take note when you talk so boldly about 'whites' being the stumbling block in terms of your transformation agenda. I write this letter to you in order to get clarity. According to your Party's National… more
    Editor 144
  • Safe, Clean, Connected and for Everyone: Continental Focuses on Sustainable Mobility
    May 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Safe, Clean, Connected and for Everyone:…

    Social responsibility and the digitalization of mobility were top of the agenda at the DAX company’s Annual Shareholders' Meeting Clean air and zero traffic accidents are possible Today’s batteries for electric vehicles are too large, too heavy, and… more
    Editor 127
  • Standard Bank comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - April 2016
    May 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Standard Bank comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle…

    “Overall new vehicle sales continue to show strain with a 9.1% year on year decline. New passenger vehicles sales also continue on a downward trend with a 13.1% year on year decline, mostly driven by pressure on consumer affordability and above… more
    Editor 129
  • Naamsa comment on the April, 2016 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    May 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa comment on the April, 2016 South African…

    In amplification of the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of April, 2016 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry - the Association commented that new vehicle sales had shown further… more
    NAAMSA 134
  • GMSA Supports Vital Skills Base For the Automotive Industry
    May 03, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GMSA Supports Vital Skills Base For the…

    PORT ELIZABETH - As manufacturing industries have become more and more dependent on computerised and robotic machinery, the need to align its skills base has also increased. To this end, General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has been partnering with… more
    Editor 146
  • Keeping Your Children Safe From Distracted Driving Crashes
    May 03, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Keeping Your Children Safe From Distracted…

    Masterdriving Alerts – Keeping your children safe from distracted driving crashes - the perfect gift Most people would like to believe that they are the “perfect” role model and that their children should, in all likelihood, emulate their actions.… more
    Editor 134
  • Vishal Premlall, Director of MIWA
    May 03, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mixed industry reaction for right to repair…

    A growing number of organisations, spearheaded by The Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), are challenging the existing power the dealer network and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) exert over the South African public when it comes to… more
    Editor 191
  • The South African NADA tour group visiting Team Ford Lincoln in Las Vegas. This is the largest Ford dealer in Nevada, averaging 750 new units per month. The dealership covers 10 hectare.
    May 03, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Swing to digital platforms by U.S. motor dealers…

    The swing to using a variety of digital platforms and social media feeds by retail motor dealers in the United States is accelerating and this trend will undoubtedly speed up developments in these spheres in the global automotive space. This was one… more
    Editor 138
  • Land Cruiser Festival 2016
    May 03, 2016 Events

    Land Cruiser Festival 2016

    YES! It's that time of year. We are preparing for the next, and best, Cruiser Festival! more
    Editor 549
  • Exchange rate outmuscled by oil strength
    May 03, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Exchange rate outmuscled by oil strength

    Steady appreciation in international petroleum prices during April has brushed aside gains in the Rand / US dollar exchange rate, setting the stage for more fuel price hikes in May. This is the word from the Automobile Association (AA), which was… more
    Automobile Association 142
  • Motorists contend with both internal and external distractions, all of which slow down reaction times and hamper concentration levels
    Apr 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Change of attitude needed to curb distracted…

    AA Distracted Driving Event While officials need to do more to clamp down on poor driver habits, only a paradigm shift in the mindsets of motorist can reduce distracted driving. This is the stern message from Phillip Purnell, head of public affairs… more
    Automobile Association 282
  • Confidence in Africa
    Apr 28, 2016 The Phoenix

    Confidence in Africa

    On 5 April 1652 three ships came into sight of land, known then as the Cape of Good Hope. The three ships were the Dromedaris, the Rejiger, and the De Goede Hoop. On board the Dromedaris was Jan van Riebeeck, whose mission was to oversee the setting… more
    The Phoenix 193
  •  Exclusive MEYLE-HD control arm kits for Mini and BMW
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Exclusive MEYLE-HD control arm kits for Mini and…

    Full-service MEYLE-HD control arm kits for simple and long-lasting repairs Extended four-year warranty testifies to extra long service life Hamburg, 26 April 2016. As suspension parts wear out, near-by parts are likely to be affected as well. Wulf… more
    Editor 222
  • The Trapped Struggle
    Apr 28, 2016 On the Cees

    The Trapped Struggle

    Today, 22 years into its universal freedom, SA remains deeply mired in its inner struggle to find its feet, and to get a strong economic development momentum going. Its deep cleavages in terms of exclusion (meaning unemployment, poverty, inequality,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 143
  • A better 2nd quarter
    Apr 28, 2016 On the Cees

    A better 2nd quarter

    One counts one’s blessings very carefully, acknowledges to be entirely in the power of precarious outside forces & reactionary domestic forces, either of which can offer sudden surprises, and otherwise proceed very cautiously. Whereas 4Q15 & the… more
    Cees Bruggemans 155
  • Subaru (FHI) and IBM Japan Team Up for Advanced Driver Assist System
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Subaru (FHI) and IBM Japan Team Up for Advanced…

    Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, and IBM Japan, Ltd. announced today that the two companies are exploring a collaboration in the development of a data analytics system for test images from the advanced safety… more
    Editor 259
  • Mazda Produces One-Millionth Mazda MX-5
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mazda Produces One-Millionth Mazda MX-5

    Production of the Mazda MX-5 reached one million units on 22 April; Mazda Motor Corporation announced today, 27 years after the company began manufacturing the iconic roadster at Ujina Plant No. 1 in Hiroshima in April 1989. "From the first… more
    Editor 159
  • Let your feet speak for your heart
    Apr 28, 2016 Events

    Let your feet speak for your heart

    National Tekkie Tax Day has been part of the South African calendar for the last three years and this time around we're celebrating it on Friday 27 May. This campaign gives you the opportunity to show with your feet where your heart lies. Choose… more
    Editor 338
  • Toyota inspires dreamers
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota inspires dreamers

    If the saying "Dreamers are the saviours of the world" rings true, then one of the 15 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest winners will grow to be the protectors of our world. These 15 dreamers from around the country aged between 5 and 15 were treated like… more
    Editor 212
  • Economic pressures push up car prices and squeeze sales in South Africa
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Economic pressures push up car prices and squeeze…

    TransUnion has reported in the Q1 2016 Vehicle Pricing Index (VPI) that economic pressures are pushing up car prices and squeezing sales in South Africa. Tough economic conditions have contributed to higher vehicle prices and lower sales volumes, as… more
    Editor 188
  • Volkswagen joins the Dyer Island Conservation Trust to celebrate a decade of conserving the Marine Big 5
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen joins the Dyer Island Conservation…

    Volkswagen and the Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) partnership started in 2011 Volkswagen's support includes two vehicles and fuel for Lwazi Research boat In 2016, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust is celebrating ten years of dedicated effort… more
    Editor 198
  • Inspecting a vehicle on the line are from left, Alexandre Agostini, Lara Abou Habib, Alexandra Habay, and Arthur Hamers.
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    European Students Visit General Motors Plant in…

    PORT ELIZABETH - A group of European students studying towards their Masters Degree in International Business gained valuable insights into how vehicles are assembled on a production line, when they visited the General Motors South Africa (GMSA)… more
    Editor 155
  • Land Rover and Kingsley Holgate continue campaign against malaria
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Land Rover and Kingsley Holgate continue campaign…

    More than 100 000 people protected since 2014 Land Rover ambassador Kingsley Holgate has distributed anti-malaria nets in 11 African countries 25 April marks World Malaria Day Pretoria, April 2016 – Malaria is one of the leading causes of death in… more
    Editor 157
  • Bridgestone unveils CV2000 successor
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Bridgestone unveils CV2000 successor

    Bridgestone South Africa has unveiled the successor to its widely-used CV2000 light commercial tyre. The newcomer, named CV2020, serves the same market as its predecessor, which gained strong acceptance as a first-choice tyre for workhorse LDVs in… more
    Editor 180
  • Cut the glare and drive safer
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Cut the glare and drive safer

    Ten quick tips to help you deal with the sun while driving As our days get shorter, and nights get longer, more and more drivers will be driving into the sun either on their way to work, or back home in the evening. While the sunrises and sunsets… more
    Automobile Association 262
  • Hoosain Mahomed has been appointed General Manager of the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), Eastern Cape.
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New head for AIDC Eastern Cape

    Tasked by the Eastern Cape Provincial government to support manufacturers, Hoosain Mahomed has been appointed General Manager of the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), Eastern Cape. Mahomed joined the AIDC EC from multi-national… more
    Editor 191
  • Dealers Honoured for Providing Excellent Customer Service
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Dealers Honoured for Providing Excellent Customer…

    JOHANNESBURG - Dealers in the General Motors South Africa (GMSA) dealer network who uphold the high standards expected of a dealership were honoured recently during the GMSA Departmental Honours Awards. The aim of the awards is to recognise dealers… more
    Editor 161
  • Nissan to support GT-R assault on Knysna Hill Climb
    Apr 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan to support GT-R assault on Knysna Hill…

    Rosslyn, South Africa – Nissan South Africa and the high-performance team at dealer group BB Nissan is saddling up nearly 2 000 horses for its charge up the hill at this year’s Simola Hill Climb in Knysna. The team is preparing two very different… more
    Editor 317
  • Play your way to France with KIA Champ into the Arena
    Apr 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Play your way to France with KIA Champ into the…

    South African launch of global amateur 5-a-side soccer tournament One winning team to play in Champ into the Arena World Finals in France during UEFA Euro 2016™ in July 2016 (DISCOVERY SOCCER PARK, Johannesburg) April, 2016 – In conjunction with its… more
    Editor 218
  • An Unstable Econ Head
    Apr 25, 2016 On the Cees

    An Unstable Econ Head

    In a functioning high-performance economy, one can expect a stable head at the centre of things. Meaning a government coherently offering policies in support of the economy, easing its supply conditions and reinforcing demand incentives, in just… more
    Cees Bruggemans 155
  • Attractive New Global Packaging Introduced For local Monroe® Shock Absorbers
    Apr 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Attractive New Global Packaging Introduced For…

    New Design Aligns One of the Industry-Leading Brand for Long-Term Growth in All Markets Johannesburg, South Africa April 2016 – Tenneco has introduced attractive new global packaging for its complete offer of local Monroe® shock absorbers. The new… more
    Editor 235
  • MASTERDRIVING Alerts – Crash & collision causes revealed
    Apr 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MASTERDRIVING Alerts – Crash & collision causes…

    Most drivers are aware of the need to use indicators (turn signals) and probably agree that they know the reason why these are installed in motor vehicles- Yes, No? Sadly, while most use them, very few do so in the correct sequence as defined by the… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 187
  •  Deloitte report helps navigate Africa’s automotive sector: Getting Africa into Gear
    Apr 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Deloitte report helps navigate Africa’s…

    Johannesburg, South Africa – April 2016:To unpack the complexity of the automotive industry on the African continent, Deloitte South Africa releases the first report of their annual Series. In this inaugural report, Deloitte Africa Automotive… more
    Editor 207
  •  37th Vienna Motor Symposium: Gasoline Technology Car II
    Apr 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    37th Vienna Motor Symposium: Gasoline Technology…

    Innovative 48 Volt Architecture and Optimized Operating Strategy set New Benchmark on Fuel Efficiency Second-generation Gasoline Technology Car (GTC II), co-developed by Continental and Schaeffler in close collaboration with Ford, promises about 25%… more
    Editor 235
  • Distracted driving still a problem in South Africa
    Apr 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Distracted driving still a problem in South Africa

    Association urges motorists to focus on the road when driving Distracted driving remains a problem in South Africa, and will continue to remain so into the future unless drastic action is taken. And, that action needs to come from officials, but,… more
    Automobile Association 168
  • Suzuki Bramley takes top honours in Suzuki Auto annual dealer awards
    Apr 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Suzuki Bramley takes top honours in Suzuki Auto…

    Suzuki Bramley, near Melrose Arch in Johannesburg, was crowned the 2015 Suzuki Auto Dealer of the Year at a function at Emperor’s Palace, Gauteng, yesterday. By being crowned the top Suzuki Auto dealer in 2015, Suzuki Bramley beat 44 other dealers… more
    Editor 186
  • GM Sold 2.36 Million Vehicles Globally in First Quarter
    Apr 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GM Sold 2.36 Million Vehicles Globally in First…

    Disciplined focus on key markets and segments delivers profitable growth China sales increase driven by strong performance in SUV and luxury segments U.S. retail sales increase 7 percent, retail share up a full percentage point European… more
    Editor 194
  • Vehicle maintenance made easy
    Apr 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Vehicle maintenance made easy

    Keeping your car in tip-top running condition may seem a difficult task for many owners, but with some basic and regular maintenance, you can be assured of hassle-free motoring, advises Auto Care Diagnostics (ACD), a division of Aftermarket… more
    Editor 186
  • Read the signs – what your dashboard is telling you
    Apr 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Read the signs – what your dashboard is telling…

    The number of warning lights on a dashboard can be vexing and tough to decipher. But it’s important to know what these lights represent in order to quickly pick up potential car troubles and react accordingly. Here’s a simple guide to educate… more
    Editor 225
  • Be the best night driver
    Apr 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Be the best night driver

    Part of defensive driving is not only being cautious of the actions of others but adjusting your driving according to visibility conditions. a drivers’ vision is most affected at dawn, dusk and night. Ideally, one should avoid driving during these… more
    Masterdrive 313
  • New Audi A4 Benefits From OE-fitted Zero-Copper Ferodo® Eco-Friction® Brake Pads
    Apr 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Audi A4 Benefits From OE-fitted Zero-Copper…

    Federal-Mogul OE Eco-Friction technology is approved and fitted by leading vehicle manufacturers Johannesburg: 18 April 2016… Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML), announced today that Ferodo®… more
    Editor 276
  • Petrol expected to climb again in May
    Apr 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Petrol expected to climb again in May

    Rising international oil prices continue to do battle with gains in the Rand / US dollar exchange rate. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF).… more
    Automobile Association 291
  • Continental Tire Announces Launch of New Legal Entity for West Africa
    Apr 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Tire Announces Launch of New Legal…

    Launch of Continental Tire West Africa to drive expansion in the region Grow existing and new partnerships to increase the retail footprint Multi-brand strategy comprising Continental, General Tire and Matador ACCRA, Ghana, 18 April 2016 -… more
    Editor 257
  • Hi-Q's racked up another WIN! This time in new territory.
    Apr 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hi-Q's racked up another WIN! This time in new…

    Hi-Q is adding another win to their long list of achievements! They've recently been voted the no.1 tyre retail shop by township consumers in the Kasi Star Top Township Brands Survey 2016/17, in association with Ask Africa and the Daily Sun. The… more
    Editor 209
  • New international mission promotes Autopromotec 2017
    Apr 19, 2016 Events

    New international mission promotes Autopromotec…

    Autopromotec, the most specialized international exhibition of automotive equipment and aftermarket products, has emphasized internationalization as a development strategy over recent years, with structured promotional initiatives designed to… more
    Editor 455
  • Digital revolution evolves auto industry
    Apr 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Digital revolution evolves auto industry

    The digital revolution has swept a wave of change through how businesses and consumers take on daily activities. Life in many instances has been made easier with technology now facilitating improved ways of sourcing and accessing information.… more
    Editor 245
  • Rand Comeback Trail
    Apr 19, 2016 On the Cees

    Rand Comeback Trail

    Just as we wrote off the Rand in a flash following the 9/12 Nene-firing and the stressful weeks that followed globally as markets heavily sold off on growth fears into January, making early 2016 one of the worst starts of any year, so the Rand’s… more
    Cees Bruggemans 185
  • Become part of a history of innovation and legacy of trust
    Apr 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Become part of a history of innovation and legacy…

    Enter the ultimate Black+Decker DIY Guru search now Black+Decker has a heritage of 106 years and the innovation began at the initiation of the small company and continues to this day as it has grown to become a global giant, yet is still a much… more
    Editor 200
  • The Real SA Contest
    Apr 19, 2016 On the Cees

    The Real SA Contest

    Contemporary SA breaks down into two major blocs, for simplicity sake identified as 60% rural traditionalists along with self-serving hangers-on from across the entire societal spectrum, and 40% urban modernists. The real contest for the soul of… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 211
  • Leaders of Automotive Industry from 34 countries met under the roof of Automechanika Istanbul
    Apr 19, 2016 Events

    Leaders of Automotive Industry from 34 countries…

    The 10th edition closed its doors with a great success Automechanika Istanbul, the third biggest trade fair for the automotive industry following Automechanika Frankfurt and Automechanika Shanghai was held from 7th to 10th of April 2016 at the TÜYAP… more
    Editor 370
  • Mercedes-Benz South Africa celebrates 1-million Facebook fans
    Apr 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa celebrates 1-million…

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa is on a high as it's become the first automotive brand in the country to reach an important milestone - one-million Facebook fans! This is an especially huge achievement as the luxury automobile industry is highly… more
    Editor 208
  • Opportunity Through Inter-Sectoral Synergy
    Apr 18, 2016 Events

    Opportunity Through Inter-Sectoral Synergy

    Opportunity through Inter-Sectoral Synergy is one of the themes of the 5th edition of South African Automotive Week (held in conjunction with TDM Africa), in October, Transport Month. Given the importance of new business (diversification) and the… more
    Editor 484
  • Messe Frankfurt and NürnbergMesse join forces with leading Indian organisations
    Apr 18, 2016 Events

    Messe Frankfurt and NürnbergMesse join forces…

    ‘ISH India powered by IPA’ to be launched in India by 2017 Two of the world’s most renowned exhibition organisers, Messe Frankfurt and NürnbergMesse have joined forces with leading Indian organisations such as Indian Plumbing Association (IPA),… more
    Editor 426
  • Industry 4.0: Is it the next step to leapfrog Africa Manufacturing into a competitive position?
    Apr 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Industry 4.0: Is Africa Manufacturing ready?

    Industry 4.0: Is it the next step to leapfrog Africa Manufacturing into a competitive position? Results of a survey among South African manufacturers has found that the adoption level of smart technologies remains at a foundation stage in African… more
    Editor 213
  • New Warn towing and industrial winches
    Apr 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Warn towing and industrial winches

    WARN, through its sole Southern African distributor Torre Parts and Components, has a range of 12v, 24v and hydraulic winches, ranging from 9 000lb,12 000lb,15 000lb,18 000lb, 20 000lb and 30 000lb. “We have had successes with the 18 000lb-24v winch… more
    Editor 210
  • R2 Billion investment boosts Dunlop tyre manufacturing in South Africa, creating new jobs
    Apr 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    R2 Billion investment boosts Dunlop tyre…

    Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA) is investing R2 billion to upgrade and expand its Dunlop tyre manufacturing plant at Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal province. It launched the commencement of the second phase of the investment recently. CATALYST FOR… more
    Editor 202
  • Gavin Wiseman has many happy travels in his trustworthy Opel Kadett
    Apr 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Opel Kadett Shows its Steel Half Million…

    Cape Town - With more than 500 000 kilometers on Gavin Wiseman's 1996 Opel Kadett, he reckons this trusty car is not just a means of transport, he affectionately refers to his "Opal" (old pal). The Mother City resident said his 20 year old vehicle… more
    Editor 207
  • Bad air...Bilstein warns aftermarket: fake Airmatic shocks are out there
    Apr 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Bad air...Bilstein warns aftermarket: fake…

    BILSTEIN South Africa,the local importer and distributor of BILSTEIN gas pressure shock absorbers, has warned motorists not to be misled by counterfeit versions of the brand’s Airmatic spring/damper, the fitment of which will severely compromise a… more
    Editor 183
  • Junk
    Apr 18, 2016 On the Cees

    Junk

    We have come a long way in terms of junk. Indeed, as from dust to dust, in our case it seems to be a matter of ultimately going from junk to junk. After which the Phoenix-like resurrection? Perhaps, who knows. Credit ratings are merely a degree of… more
    Cees Bruggemans 200
  • Helping SA’s Love and Relief Projects.
    Apr 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Helping SA’s Love and Relief Projects.

    We wish to take this opportunity, to make you aware of our two extra special projects. 1. Helping SA’s cancer awareness campaign Helping SA is having a cancer awareness campaign to raise funds for children with cancer in state hospitals. There are a… more
    Editor 217
  • SA business taking strain
    Apr 15, 2016 On the Cees

    SA business taking strain

    Profit, we know, is a dirty word for some sections of society. Yet it is also a workhorse. As things stand, this thing is underfed and overworked. And all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. The consequences this year could be major. The item to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 246
  • Innovative Ring Catalyst for more Efficient NOx Reduction
    Apr 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Innovative Ring Catalyst for more Efficient NOx…

    New Real Driving Emissions (RDE) legislation will strictly regulate NOx emissions under all driving conditions, requiring high catalyst efficiency across a wide engine operating range Substantial reductions in nitrogen oxide emissions are also… more
    Editor 236
  • Volvo Car South Africa awards top 2015 dealers
    Apr 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Car South Africa awards top 2015 dealers

    Hosted by the Volvo Car South Africa (VCSA) board of directors on 12 and 13 April 2016 at the lavish Oyster Box hotel and surrounds of Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, the exclusive 2015 VCSA Dealer of the Year (DOTY) awards saw the country's finest Volvo… more
    Editor 256
  • SANRAL and Outa spat bad for Gauteng drivers
    Apr 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SANRAL and Outa spat bad for Gauteng drivers

    Motorists in Gauteng want a way forward, and they deserve it The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) today responded to a report by the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on the costs of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project… more
    Automobile Association 211
  • MEYLE and MEYLE-HD water pumps: Raising the benchmark with SiC/SiC mechanical seals
    Apr 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE and MEYLE-HD water pumps: Raising the…

    Additional 100,000-miles minimum performance guarantee to complement applicable guarantee period MEYLE technology close-up: Multiple benefits of SiC/SiC technology Featuring silicon carbide mechanical seals, MEYLE and MEYLE-HD water pumps outperform… more
    Editor 215
  • SKF Kits for SUV
    Apr 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Kits for SUV

    The market's most straightforward range for European SUV's In response to the increasing SUV/Crossover vehicle offer in Europe, the SKF vehicle aftermarket has developed a broad product range for these specific vehicles, covering both popular and… more
    Editor 238
  • KPMG invests further into the Africa Regulatory Centre of Excellence
    Apr 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KPMG invests further into the Africa Regulatory…

    KPMG in South Africa today announced further investment into their Africa Regulatory Centre of Excellence (RCOE). “Post the Global Financial Crises, Regulatory Change and the associated Reputational Risk continues to be a Top 5 business priority… more
    Editor 213
  • Strong industry support for first SA Festival of Motoring
    Apr 13, 2016 Events

    Strong industry support for first SA Festival of…

    There is already strong support from the local motor industry for the first South African Festival of Motoring which takes place at the Kyalami Grand Prix circuit, Midrand, from August 31-September 4. Among the major companies already confirmed as… more
    Editor 500
  • Drunken driving: the insurance folly
    Apr 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Drunken driving: the insurance folly

    Most drivers are aware if they are involved in a crash after consuming alcohol, their insurance provider will not cover their claim. What many drivers may not be aware of is that it is much easier to repudiate a claim based on suspected alcohol… more
    Editor 270
  • Record Third Hannover Marathon Win for South African Lusapho April
    Apr 12, 2016 Events

    Record Third Hannover Marathon Win for South…

    First male runner in history of the marathon to achieve three victories Winning time of 2:11:27 brings April closer to Olympic marathon in Rio Continental Corporation a major sponsor of the race, April ran on adidas shoes with Continental rubber… more
    Editor 432
  • SA Risk Scenarios 2016-2018
    Apr 12, 2016 On the Cees

    SA Risk Scenarios 2016-2018

    SA faces many potential risks through 2018 that could give rise to outlier scenario outcomes, nearly all unfavourable, regarding Rand, inflation, growth and interest rates, though some positive outcomes remain possible. The main risks are focused on… more
    Cees Bruggemans 262
  • Clean Sweep for Continental at 2016 Corporate Triathlon Challenge
    Apr 12, 2016 Events

    Clean Sweep for Continental at 2016 Corporate…

    Continental athletes claim top four places in men's individual triathlon First and third in women's individual race Top honours in team event, plus corporate award for largest number of entries PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 11 April 2016… more
    Editor 280
  • Driving Europe: Infiniti sets all-time sales and network records
    Apr 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Driving Europe: Infiniti sets all-time sales and…

    First quarter European retail sales pass 6,000 cars, a 192 % increase year-on-year In March, Europe sales grow 232% to more than 3,900 cars Game changer – nearly 4,000 Q30s sold in the first quarter Record number of dealership openings – footprint… more
    Editor 195
  • “Cactus Chair”: Citroën Airbump® invites itself to the Milan Design Week 2016
    Apr 12, 2016 Events

    “Cactus Chair”: Citroën Airbump® invites itself…

    At the 2016 Milan Design Week, design meets technology with the exclusive and emblematic Cactus Chair, overtly inspired by the Airbump® on Citroën C4 Cactus, and signed by the renowned designer Mario Bellini. Citroën is also making the most of this… more
    Editor 176
  • Jaguar Simola Hillclimb tickets available at iTickets.co.za
    Apr 12, 2016 Events

    Jaguar Simola Hillclimb tickets available at…

    Tickets available through www.iTickets.co.za for SA’s premier motorsport event Attending the Hillclimb more affordable and convenient with two-day pass available for Saturday and Sunday One-day pass and pit access tickets available Convenient online… more
    Editor 264
  • Castrol MAGNATEC 10W-40 the best motor lubricant in South Africa
    Apr 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Castrol MAGNATEC 10W-40 the best motor lubricant…

    Castrol MAGNATEC 10W-40 has won the hearts and minds of South African consumers. In the recent Product of the Year awards, Castrol MAGNATEC 10W-40 was voted the best motor lubricant by South African consumers. Hosted annually, the Product of the… more
    Editor 214
  • No Lights? No Problem! Ford Fusion Autonomous Research Vehicles Use LiDAR Sensor Technology to See in the Dark
    Apr 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    No Lights? No Problem! Ford Fusion Autonomous…

    Ford tests Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicles at night, in complete darkness, as part of LiDAR sensor development - demonstrating the capability to perform beyond the limits of human drivers Recent test at Ford Arizona Proving Ground shows… more
    Editor 219
  • Chieftaincy & the economy
    Apr 11, 2016 On the Cees

    Chieftaincy & the economy

    It has taken awhile to sink in, but apparently some while ago we exchanged a modern state-level society and economy, governed by a hard-earned written constitution, for a Chieftaincy of a minor tribe in the person of our President. This exchange… more
    Cees Bruggemans 222
  • Young Sharks player receives vehicle sponsorshi
    Apr 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Young Sharks player receives vehicle sponsorship

    Mzamo Majola, one of the newest members of The Sharks rugby team drove off in a Chevrolet Cruze courtesy of G.U.D. Holdings on 7 April 2016. The rugby loose head prop made his debut last year at the Shark Tank in a Currie Cup match against the Blue… more
    Editor 623
  • The dti Minister to address MANUFACTURING INDABA 2016
    Apr 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The dti Minister to address MANUFACTURING INDABA…

    Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has confirmed that he will address the annual Manufacturing Indaba on 28th June 2016 at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni. The 2-day conference and exhibition, hosted in Africa’s largest manufacturing city,… more
    Editor 245
  • Volkswagen participates in the 2016 Corporate Triathlon Challenge
    Apr 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen participates in the 2016 Corporate…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa's (VWSA) enters 20 teams in the 2016 Corporate Triathlon Challenge Thomas Schaefer, VWSA Chairman and Managing Director joins one of the teams Today, twenty teams from Volkswagen Group South Africa were amongst… more
    Editor 214
  • Steady US performance
    Apr 11, 2016 On the Cees

    Steady US performance

    The US job growth in recent years has been stronger than imagined, during 2011-2016 by far outpacing the annuals of 2004-2007. Job creation since mid-2014 (some 4.5m on a 144m employed labour force), was nearly all in services, as manufacturing… more
    Cees Bruggemans 204
  • RS Components announces global distribution agreement with Intel
    Apr 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    RS Components announces global distribution…

    RS customers gain easy access to key products and technologies for embedded and Internet of Things development from Global technology leader RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for… more
    Editor 265
  • Rolling Out A Holistic Event for the North Indian Tyre Market
    Apr 11, 2016 Events

    New Tyrepxo India 2016, New Delhi

    Rolling Out A Holistic Event for the North Indian Tyre Market Singapore, 08 April 2016 – With India emerging as one of the most competitive market and emergence of new technologies and raw materials, growth opportunities for the tyre industry… more
    Editor 328
  • The Next Wave
    Apr 11, 2016 On the Cees

    The Next Wave

    The next global upswing won't be China-led, but it will be China supported as its long-term adjustment matures and stabilises. It won't be Europe or Japan-led either, though these will be mature followers in whatever transpires PROVIDED Europe… more
    Cees Bruggemans 208
  • MASTERDRIVING Alerts – On Road Safety
    Apr 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MASTERDRIVING Alerts – On Road Safety

    Strictly speaking car crashes are not accidents. To describe them as such is considered inaccurate by experts and some others who are increasingly looking to the media to stop labelling the bad things that happen on our roads and highways as… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 222
  • SKF Technical Bulletin - VKML 85000 - Timing chain replacement
    Apr 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Technical Bulletin - VKML 85000 - Timing…

    Opel/Vauxhall Agila, Astra, Corsa, Meriva, Tigra - 1.0, 1.2, 1.4 petrol engines: GM made some design changes on the two camshaft pulleys fitted on the above applications. The first mounting includes sintered pulleys with integrated spacers, while… more
    Editor 229
  • Triple blow loads additional costs on road transport operators
    Apr 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Triple blow loads additional costs on road…

    The recent 30 cents a litre increase in the fuel levy which came into effect on 01 April 2016, another rise in interest rates and the recent consignor/consignee legislation will add more layers of cost on a transport industry that is struggling to… more
    Editor 242
  • The Next Big Buy
    Apr 07, 2016 On the Cees

    The Next Big Buy

    We all have skeletons in the cupboard, the Big One that got away, and ever since either shamefully forgotten about, or endlessly talked about (personalities differ). There is quite a bit of that in recent decades regarding shares buying, too. And… more
    Cees Bruggemans 226
  • Monroe on-line centenary trade promotion
    Apr 07, 2016 Events

    Monroe on-line centenary trade promotion

    As part of our Monroe centenary celebrations Tenneco is running this on-line promotion for all our trade customers. Take part in our Monroe Car Mechanic Simulator on-line game and your fastest time could win you a Monroe braai / cooler combo kit per… more
    Editor 697
  • New MEYLE-HD control arm kit to facilitate Audi repair
    Apr 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New MEYLE-HD control arm kit to facilitate Audi…

    “MEYLE Mechanics” video explains the MEYLE-HD principle Prize competition: Test your knowledge and win a MEYLE joint play tester Hamburg, April 2016. Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG has launched a new MEYLE-HD control arm kit catering for a wide range of… more
    Editor 229
  • Managing fuel efficiency in the face of rising costs
    Apr 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Managing fuel efficiency in the face of rising…

    The combination of challenging economic conditions, rising inflation, and a general increase in the price of fuel hits consumers hard. The latest round of fuel price hikes is a bitter pill to swallow, but there are ways to manage your fuel costs and… more
    Editor 236
  • Toyota Setsuna set to take the Milan Design Week by storm
    Apr 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota Setsuna set to take the Milan Design Week…

    It's a no brainer that modern day Milan in Italy has become synonymous with style, which makes it the perfect city to launch Toyota latest design marvel concept - Setsuna. To call it a "design marvel" is no exaggeration, as it is a drivable car that… more
    Editor 233
  • Mercedes-Benz is a proud Global Sponsor of the 80th Masters Tournament
    Apr 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz is a proud Global Sponsor of the…

    From April 7-10th, the world's best players will tee up at Augusta National Golf Club to contest the first Major of 2016. Demonstrating the integral role of Mercedes-Benz, Global Sponsor of the Masters Tournament, the field includes brand… more
    Editor 231
  • Left to Right - Mr Dineshan Moodley, Industry Executive -AIDC,  Mr Tony Gomes- Master Artisan -AIDC , Mr Alex Buthelezi- Master Artisan-AIDC, Ms Portia Mkhabela Department Manager Skills Development & Training-AIDC , Deputy Minister of Higher Education & Training, (DHET) Honourable Mduduzi Manana,  Ms Tsholofelo Mokotedi- Stakeholder Relations -EW Seta, Mr. Thamsanqa Maqubela, Executive Chairman-SACGC.
    Apr 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    AIDC hosts Deputy Minister of Higher Education at…

    The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) , in partnership with the South African Council for Graduate Cooperative (SACGC), hosted the Deputy Minister of Higher Education & Training, (DHET) Honourable Mduduzi Manana in Gauteng on 30 March… more
    Editor 230
  • Fuel Saving Tips
    Apr 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel Saving Tips from Avis

    In today’s economic climate, fuel efficiency is very important to vehicle owners, especially with the high fuel price increase expected for tomorrow (06 April). Avis Rent a Car provides a guide on how to lower your fuel spent and car emissions. more
    Editor 249
  • Understanding the petrol price
    Apr 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Understanding the petrol price

    Fuel Levy and RAF Levy make up big part of price at the pump As of Wednesday 06/04/2016, the cost of a litre of fuel shot up by between 81 cents a litre and 98 cents a litre depending on the fuel you use. Petrol 95 will increase by 88c/l, 93 by… more
    Automobile Association 244
  • The Company unveils its new “Groupe PSA” brand and adopts a new logo
    Apr 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The Company unveils its new “Groupe PSA” brand…

    The “Push to Pass” strategy effectively opens a new chapter in the Group’s history. As well as setting out strategic focuses and specific objectives, “Push to Pass” represents the first step towards achieving the Company’s vision, which is anchored… more
    Editor 220
  • “Push to Pass” performance and organic profitable growth plan
    Apr 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    “Push to Pass” performance and organic profitable…

    "Push to Pass" plan for the 2016-2021 period aims to meet customers' mobility needs by anticipating changes in car usage patterns. Driven by evolving customer expectations, the plan will transform the company in order to unleash its full potential,… more
    Editor 256
  • Ford Invests R2.5 Billion in South Africa to Build the All-New Everest SUV, Creating 1,200 New Jobs
    Apr 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Invests R2.5 Billion in South Africa to…

    Ford invests R2.5 billion ($170 million US dollars) in local production of the all-new Ford Everest seven-seat SUV and expansion of the new Ranger pickup program Expansion will create 1 200 new jobs in South Africa All-new Everest extended range to… more
    Editor 280
  • SARB as flexible targeter
    Apr 05, 2016 On the Cees

    SARB as flexible targeter

    In most of the rich world, central banks can be observed chasing interest rates into negative territory, with a third of bonds outstanding now generating negative yields. It is causing enormous problems for insurance companies and pension funds,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 220
  • Peugeot Design Lab and Expliseat to design the aircraft seats of the future
    Apr 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Peugeot Design Lab and Expliseat to design the…

    Peugeot Design Lab, a global brand design studio, and Expliseat, specialising in ultra-light aircraft seats for passengers, have teamed up to design a new generation of seats: the Titanium Seat NEO. Peugeot Design Lab has coordinated a team of… more
    Editor 246
  • KIA Motors and Total renew partnership
    Apr 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KIA Motors and Total renew partnership

    Total Lubricants will remain KIA’s recommended and exclusive partner for automotive lubricants for a further 5 years. (SEOUL) April, 2016 – KIA Motors Corporation and Total Lubricants recently renewed their strategic partnership agreement. For… more
    Editor 242
  • Dates, venues announced for South African Automotive Week
    Apr 04, 2016 Events

    Dates, venues announced for South African…

    Tshwane - Organisers have announced South Africa's 'Auto City', Tshwane, as the host for the 5th edition of South African Automotive Week will from October 11-13 this year. This year The Week, which includes a Business to Business matching programme… more
    Editor 449
  • Textar Brake Discs Now Available in Singles
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Textar Brake Discs Now Available in Singles

    Traditionally packed in pairs, Textar brake discs are now available as single units to address local demand from retailers and consumers. “Although we still recommend that brake discs be installed in pairs to maintain performance, comfort and… more
    Editor 256
  • A Time-Sitting Economic Policy
    Apr 04, 2016 On the Cees

    A Time-Sitting Economic Policy

    Time-sitters. People who have been left behind by events, but who succeed in keeping their jobs, sitting out their remaining time to pension, not contributing much though getting full pay and benefits. After last week’s events culminated in a… more
    Cees Bruggemans 215
  • Team @ Française de Mécanique assembled the site’s 300 000th Turbo PureTech engine
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Team @ Française de Mécanique assembled the…

    Teams at Française de Mécanique assembled the site’s 300 000th Turbo PureTech three-cylinder petrol engine on 19 March The engine is fitted on the Peugeot 208, 308, 2008 and 3008, the Citroën C3, C4, C4 cactus and C4 Picasso, and the DS 3 and DS 4.… more
    Editor 230
  • Fast and Furious star Michelle Rodriguez reaches 322km/h in new Jaguar F-TYPE SVR
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fast and Furious star Michelle Rodriguez reaches…

    Hollywood actress achieved VMax and her personal top speed in the fastest Jaguar ever Speed test took place on world’s fastest road race location in Nevada desert, USA. F-TYPE SVR from Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations combines reduced… more
    Editor 243
  • SA economy guidance
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SA economy guidance

    Besides many global influences working in on us, there have so far been only a few notable political events these past four months that have truly had a bearing on the economy, and how markets and economy may choose to respond to future events.… more
    Cees Bruggemans 222
  • Hyundai's i20 R5 rally car customer project reaches important milestone
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hyundai's i20 R5 rally car customer project…

    Hyundai Motorsport has reached an important new milestone with its New Generation i20 R5 car, having concluded its first ever tarmac test in March as part of four days of development work in the south of France. The arrival of warm, spring weather… more
    Editor 221
  • Biker Queen to feature at this year’s Light the Fire biking lifestyle festival
    Apr 04, 2016 Events

    Biker Queen to feature at this year’s Light the…

    Bringing a touch of royalty to this year’s Light the Fire biking lifestyle festival on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast from 30 April to 1 May will be Seipei ‘Biker Queen’ Mashugane of Double-Up Mzansi Style who will be interviewing fellow celebrities… more
    Editor 571
  • Fuel price higher as oil rallies
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel price higher as oil rallies

    Ongoing increases in international petroleum prices will combine with a 30 cents-a-litre increase in the fuel levy to give a hefty fuel price hike for April. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited… more
    Automobile Association 215
  • Resurrecting SA growth
    Apr 04, 2016 On the Cees

    Resurrecting SA growth

    What are the preconditions for resurrecting SA growth, which ones are for turning, and what timelines can we confidently expect? One can see at least six dimensions: global recovery (growth, export & commodity prices), Mother Nature (feast or… more
    Cees Bruggemans 230
  • Doing much better, Tx
    Apr 04, 2016 On the Cees

    Doing much better, Tx

    The rich world has underperformed markedly post-2008, to the point of driving China to change its development strategy, away from export-led infrastructure and industry investing towards homegrown household consumption needs. SA also underperformed… more
    Cees Bruggemans 212
  • Mercedes-Benz wins
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz wins "Red Dot Award: Product Design…

    Design prize for MULTIBEAM LED headlamps Stuttgart. Mercedes-Benz is a design trendsetter. This was confirmed for the Stuttgart-based company by the judges of the globally renowned design competition, who gave the "Red Dot Award" to the MULTIBEAM… more
    Editor 255
  • Ford Employs Specially Trained 'Engine Listeners' to Ensure Each New Ford Focus RS Hot Hatch is Running Flawlessly
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Employs Specially Trained 'Engine Listeners'

    Ford Employs Specially Trained 'Engine Listeners' to Ensure Each New Ford Focus RS Hot Hatch is Running Flawlessly Ford "engine listeners" perform special checks in sound-proofed cells to identify the tiniest engine issues as part of rigorous… more
    Editor 229
  • 800 years of loyal service at Volkswagen
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    800 years of loyal service at Volkswagen

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) honour employees with over 40 years of service Volkswagen South Africa recently honoured 20 of its employees with over 40 years of service. Twelve of the 20 long serving employees received their 40-year service… more
    Editor 241
  • Minister’s Easter road safety campaign great BUT…
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Minister’s Easter road safety campaign great BUT…

    While the Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, claims some success with the reduction of fatalities, it almost appears to be a hollow victory. Now that the results have sunk in, let this be the opportunity to act decisively against those who… more
    Editor 238
  • Iran’s Automotive Industry: A Slow Revival of the Second Largest Sector
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Iran’s Automotive Industry: A Slow Revival of the…

    By Coface, the international trade credit insure International trade credit insurer Coface says international sanctions have been limiting the development of Iran’s automotive industry which was previously the largest car producer in the Middle… more
    Editor 337
  • Hyundai's IONIQ model receives Red Dot Design Award
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hyundai's IONIQ model receives Red Dot Design…

    Hyundai Motor Company's groundbreaking new IONIQ model has been recognized for its outstanding design in the coveted Vehicle category of the Red Dot Design Awards, becoming the sixth Hyundai car to receive a Red Dot title in the last three years.… more
    Editor 237
  • Ford Donates Two Rangers to World Vision to Improve Health Care in Eastern Cape
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Donates Two Rangers to World Vision to…

    Modified Rangers serve as mobile clinics, providing basic health care and education in remote areas Dispensing of chronic medication, plus nutrition and vaccination programme for children Two area development programmes projected to assist 30 000… more
    Editor 229
  • Vat die BTW
    Apr 03, 2016 The Phoenix

    Vat die BTW

    Pravin Gordhan’s 2016 budget presentation in late February seems to have pleased all and sundry. I could hardly find a negative pronouncement in the media. Deutsche Bank economist Danalee Masia’s comment encapsulated the general feeling, “It looks… more
    The Phoenix 248
  • Nicholas Nkosi – Head of Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance, Retail Banking
    Apr 03, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Standard Bank comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle…

    “New passenger vehicle sales continued to show pressure with a slightly worse than anticipated 13.4% drop year on year driven by a combination of the long Easter weekend, consumer pressure on affordability driven by interest rate and car price… more
    Editor 254
  • NAAMSA comment on the March, 2016 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Apr 03, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    NAAMSA comment on the March, 2016 South African…

    In amplification of the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of March, 2016 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry - the Association commented that new vehicle sales had deteriorated… more
    NAAMSA 239
  • Andrew Kirby appointed as president and ceo of Toyota SA Motors
    Apr 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Andrew Kirby appointed as president and ceo of…

    JOHANNESBURG: Toyota Motor Corporation (Japan) recently announced important structural changes within the global management structure which impacts on Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) and the Africa Region. The aforementioned restructure comes into… more
    Editor 255
  • Subaru adds new Social Integration Drive feature for Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat whilst driving
    Apr 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Subaru adds new Social Integration Drive feature…

    Dual camera system for video and image recording and social sharing Safer driving with both hands on the wheel Hot on the heels of Siri Eyes Free available in its 2016 model line-up, Subaru has introduced new functionality into its vehicle's… more
    Editor 265
  • Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell Vehicle becomes power plant for a home
    Apr 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell Vehicle becomes power…

    Researchers at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands engineered and installed an electrical outlet socket on a Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell Vehicle that converts the zero-emission fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) into a power plant… more
    Editor 244
  • Trendy new food trucks add to the BIG menu at Rand Show 2016
    Mar 30, 2016 Events

    Trendy new food trucks add to the BIG menu at…

    With so much to do at Joburg’s BIGGEST day out, you’re likely to work up quite an appetite. Luckily, as you’ve come to expect with the Rand Show, there’s something to suit the taste of every member of the family. And this year, some of the trendiest… more
    Editor 498
  • Barking good animal shows at the BIG Rand Show 2016
    Mar 30, 2016 Events

    Barking good animal shows at the BIG Rand Show…

    A must-go destination for all animal lovers this Easter holiday is the Rand Show, Joburg’s BIGGEST day out, where the Animal Kingdom has a number of animal stars just waiting to delight the whole family. The Animal Kingdom moves to a new venue this… more
    Editor 601
  • Perfect chemistry in the Science & Technology Lab at the BIG Rand Show 2016
    Mar 29, 2016 Events

    Perfect chemistry in the Science & Technology Lab…

    The Rand Show 2016’s Science & Technology Lab in Hall 8 is BIGGER than ever, with 5 000 sqm dedicated to science and tech exhibitions, and a stage with a full line-up of enthralling science shows. It’s going to be explosively good fun ... just what… more
    Editor 508
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa to host its first Black-Owned Supplier's Day
    Mar 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen Group South Africa to host its first…

    First Black-Owned Supplier's Day to be held at Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) in Uitenhage VWSA leads the way in sourcing Black Suppliers for Automotive Industry Volkswagen Group South Africa has invited black-owned suppliers to participate in… more
    Editor 277
  • Adjusting to the time change
    Mar 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Adjusting to the time change

    Hi Folks… In some parts of the world people are now getting ready to adjust their clocks – known sometimes as ‘daylight savings’ – which results in a disruption of sleep patterns and possible feelings of fatigue. One hour – not much – is all that it… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 277
  • And now there is one… Toyota Mirai wins 2016 World Green Car Award
    Mar 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    And now there is one… Toyota Mirai wins 2016…

    The TOYOTA MIRAI was declared the 2016 World Green Car at a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show, Bridgestone Corporation, and Autoneum. Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is no stranger to the World Car Awards program – now… more
    Editor 362
  • Double win for Mazda
    Mar 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Double win for Mazda

    The Road to World Car journey ended today with the declaration of the MAZDA MX-5 as the 2016 World Car of the Year. The winner was announced during a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show, Bridgestone Corporation and… more
    Editor 320
  • More time for thrills at the BIG Rand Show fun fair
    Mar 29, 2016 Events

    More time for thrills at the BIG Rand Show fun…

    The Rand Show fun fair is a perennial favourite with visitors, with rides like the stomach-churning Turbo Force pendulum and the thrilling Looping Star rollercoaster always packed with shrieking show-goers. That’s why this year, the Rand Show is… more
    Editor 717
  • Rand hops along
    Mar 29, 2016 On the Cees

    Rand hops along

    The Rand has had a good short week, not weakening dramatically or giving any inkling of strengthening dramatically further. No Bulls or Bears, rather more a bunny (anticipating Easter?), hopping around indecisively in 15.20-15.50:$ and 17-17.40:€… more
    Cees Bruggemans 246
  • Angela’s Picnic – 3 April 2016 for lovers of classic cars
    Mar 29, 2016 Events

    Angela’s Picnic – 3 April 2016 for lovers of…

    The South African Motor Club Association (SAMCA) is having their annual Angela’s Picnic on Sunday, 3 April. The event is a non-commercial (no flea market or food stalls) aimed at the classic car fraternity and the lovers of classic cars. The event… more
    Editor 884
  •  This parking spot costs more than Jacob Zuma's salary
    Mar 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    This parking spot costs more than Jacob Zuma's…

    London, England - A parking spot in London is on sale for the equivalent of R7.7-million, that's one and a half times more than the average cost of a house in the UK. YourParkingSpace.co.uk, the UK’s leading online car-parking market place, has… more
    Editor 230
  • New Goodyear Ultra-High Performance Tyre: Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
    Mar 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Goodyear Ultra-High Performance Tyre: Eagle…

    New Summer UHP Tyre with 2.6 meter shorter braking distance on wet roads¹ to help you stay in control The latest addition to a successful Eagle product family: Goodyear's premium offering for a growing UHP market Brussels, Belgium, March 2016 -… more
    Editor 250
  • Probe buys Dynamax to become the complete power package
    Mar 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Probe buys Dynamax to become the complete power…

    Probe Corporation has further extended its auto-electrical expertise through the acquisition of Dynamax, a niche operator with strong manufacturing capability in starters, alternators, field coils, solenoids, regulators and drives. Probe Corporation… more
    Editor 246
  • 8th Lusaka Happening Motor Show 2016
    Mar 29, 2016 Events

    8th Lusaka Happening Motor Show 2016

    We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the 8th Lusaka Happening Motor Show The event has established itself on the national calendar of annual events as the Biggest Motor Show of the country said the HON .Yamfwa D.Mukanga… more
    Editor 848
  • Dream line-up for King of the Hill and SuperCar Shootout
    Mar 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Dream line-up for King of the Hill and SuperCar…

    30 manufacturers represented, including Jaguar, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche Over 80 entries spanning eight classes, road and race cars New SuperCar Shootout for exotic sports cars and supercars Des Gutzeit back to defend King of the Hill title in… more
    Editor 291
  • Fed to turn less dovish?
    Mar 24, 2016 On the Cees

    Fed to turn less dovish?

    The Fed is currently very dovish, having come into line with market sentiments regarding limited need for rate tightening, given subdued growth & inflation performances, reducing the expected number of rate hikes this year to two (from four),… more
    Cees Bruggemans 283
  • Extreme stunts, latest top quality bikes, music, food and lots of family fun at the 2016 Light The Fire biking lifestyle experience
    Mar 24, 2016 Events

    Extreme stunts, latest top quality bikes, music,…

    The second annual Light The Fire biking lifestyle festival will bring the best entertainment, stunts and motorcycle exhibitions to the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast from 30 April to 1 May 2016. Sponsored by the KwaZulu Natal Department of Economic… more
    Editor 802
  • Subaru takes the crown as Best Overall Brand, Most Trusted Brand and Best Performance Brand
    Mar 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Subaru takes the crown as Best Overall Brand,…

    Kelley Blue Book, the leading provider of new and used vehicle information in the US, today announced that Subaru has won in three major categories of the 2016 Brand Image Awards including Best Overall Brand, Most Trusted Brand and Best Performance… more
    Editor 290
  • Sanral to send the sheriff to collect debt
    Mar 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Sanral to send the sheriff to collect debt

    You can run, but you can't hide - the SA National Roads Agency Limited is coming for you. The agency announced yesterday that it had started issuing summonses to individuals who had not settled their e-toll debt. The agency said the summonses would… more
    Leonie Wagner 282
  • Travel safely this Easter!
    Mar 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Travel safely this Easter!

    The arrival of the Easter holidays signals a well-earned break for many families as they head off across the country. Make safety your first priority, using these safe driving tips from Midas Johannesburg, March 2016 – The Easter holidays represent… more
    Editor 308
  • Hat-trick performance for Renault Worcester at 2015 dealer of the year awards
    Mar 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hat-trick performance for Renault Worcester at…

    André Roux and his team at Renault Worcester have scooped the marque's Dealer of the Year 2015 title for the third consecutive year. The Renault Seamans Port Elizabeth and Renault Pietermaritzburg dealerships took second and third places… more
    Editor 293
  • Practical diesel generator operation and maintenance technical training
    Mar 23, 2016 Events

    Practical diesel generator operation and…

    AFRICA INNOVATION TRAINING SOLUTIONS Complete attached registration form and return by Fax or Email Fax: 011 794 2063 or sihle@africaits.co.za For more details contact: Sihle: Hotline, +27 11 029 3539/ +27 11 794 6180 “Practical diesel generator… more
    Editor 680
  • Tips to keep motorists safe this Easter
    Mar 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tips to keep motorists safe this Easter

    While the country is continuously working to provide the best transport infrastructure, what remains a challenge is the high number of road accidents. According to the Department of Transport from the 1 December 2015 to 11 January 2016, 1,755 people… more
    Editor 313
  • General Motors South Africa Honours Dealers
    Mar 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    General Motors South Africa Honours Dealers

    DURBAN - General Motors South Africa (GMSA) named their five best dealers in the country over the weekend, at the annual dealer meeting held in Durban. Annually, dealers are recognised for their performance based on vehicle and parts sales, service,… more
    Editor 298
  • Messe Frankfurt and Dechema agree on a long-term extension of their partnership
    Mar 23, 2016 Events

    Messe Frankfurt and Dechema agree on a long-term…

    Achema will be taking place in Frankfurt through 2024 Achema, the world forum and leading show for the process industries, will be staying in Frankfurt. The organiser, Dechema Ausstellungs-GmbH, and Messe Frankfurt have agreed to continue their… more
    Editor 660
  • Crippling the SA economy
    Mar 23, 2016 On the Cees

    Crippling the SA economy

    Given the reported extent to which private interests have captured the SA state for their own benefit this past half decade, there is a major political challenge taking shape. It concerns the recapture of the state, even if the courts may have to be… more
    Cees Bruggemans 284
  • VWSA appoints first Female Production Unit Head
    Mar 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    VWSA appoints first Female Production Unit Head

    First Female Unit Head in Production Paint Shop to be led by first Female Production Unit Head March 2016, marked a significant day at VWSA as Faith Lelaka, took up the position of Unit Head of the Paint Shop. This is the first time a black woman… more
    Editor 293
  • Three Innovative Continental Products Honored with CLEPA Innovation Awards
    Mar 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Three Innovative Continental Products Honored…

    The MK C1, Road Database, and the Holistic Connectivity vehicle win Innovation Awards from the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) in Brussels Brussels/Frankfurt am Main, March 21, 2016. It is that time again – the winners of the… more
    Continental Corporation 264
  • SKF - How to mount and dismount wheel bearings using the SKF tool VKN 600, VKN 601 and VKN 602-1
    Mar 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF - How to mount and dismount wheel bearings…

    This 3d video shows the correct procedure for mounting and dismounting wheel bearings using the SKF tool VKN 600, VKN 601 and VKN 602-1 http://vsm.skf.com more
    Editor 534
  • Other-worldly behaviour
    Mar 21, 2016 On the Cees

    Other-worldly behaviour

    As the years shorten into months, and then weeks into days, after which even hours start to offer breathless testimony to the grossness of Man, it becomes difficult to keep a straight face. For the grossest turn or twist hasn't taken place, or there… more
    Cees Bruggemans 275
  • Pothole definition
    Mar 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Pothole definition

    Hi Folks… Recent rains in Gauteng and the subsequent appearance of potholes, avoiding which, has challenged even the most accomplished of drivers. No doubt some would describe those that appear on our roads as evidence of a meteor strike, capable,… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 271
  • Textar Range Gains Momentum
    Mar 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Textar Range Gains Momentum

    Torre Parts and Components, the sole authorised Sub-Saharan Africa distributor for Textar brake friction products manufactured by TMD Friction, says the brand in gaining traction in the South African market. Textar is available for automotive, light… more
    Editor 304
  • NEF Boosts Black Women Participation in Fuel Service Station Business
    Mar 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    NEF Boosts Black Women Participation in Fuel…

    The National Empowerment Fund (NEF) has urged the liquid fuels industry to accelerate its Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) tempo while pledging increased financial support to intensify transformation with priority focus on black women participation… more
    Editor 357
  • Peugeot and Citroën join forces in Richards Bay
    Mar 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Peugeot and Citroën join forces in Richards Bay

    In 2014, Peugeot Citroën South Africa announced a corporate restructure to streamline its organisation and reshape the Company to improve efficiency, innovation and customer experience. In a confident move, the change brought about many… more
    Editor 316
  • Fuel to tick up as oil prices firm
    Mar 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel to tick up as oil prices firm

    The Automobile Association (AA) is predicting an increase of between 31 and 35 cents a litre for petrol, this to be added to the 30 cents a litre increase in the fuel levy which becomes effective from April. The AA, commenting on unaudited mid-month… more
    Automobile Association 343
  • Man up in the Man Cave at the BIG Rand Show 2016 #randshow
    Mar 21, 2016 Events

    Man up in the Man Cave at the BIG Rand Show 2016

    The Rand Show, Joburg's BIGGEST day out, gives dads and lads several great reasons to retreat into the Man Cave this Easter. The Rand Show's new destination for guys is sure to keep the boys well occupied this holiday season. Cuesportfever is… more
    Editor 1208
  • The BIG Rand Show 2016: it's hall-to-hall BIG fun #randshow
    Mar 21, 2016 Events

    The BIG Rand Show 2016: it's hall-to-hall BIG fun…

    This Easter, you've simply got to pencil the BIG Rand Show into your family's calendar, because as Joburg's BIGGEST day out, it's going to be a great way to make memories with your family this holiday. For roughly what you'd pay to take the family… more
    Editor 1313
  • KPMG contributes to the inclusive and consultative drafting process of King IV
    Mar 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KPMG contributes to the inclusive and…

    Johannesburg, March 2016 - While the final King IV Report is anticipated for release on 1 November 2016, the Draft King IV Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa 2016, issued by the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IODSA) was… more
    Editor 283
  • Goodyear Signs FIA Truck Racing Tyre Contract
    Mar 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear Signs FIA Truck Racing Tyre Contract

    Partnership underlines Goodyear's commitment to truck racing Brussels, March 17th, 2016 - Goodyear has signed a contract with the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) to become the exclusive tyre supply partner for the FIA European Truck… more
    Editor 314
  • The BMW Museum App – an innovative guide to the history of sheer driving pleasure.
    Mar 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The BMW Museum App – an innovative guide to the…

    New digital museum guide supports personalised, interactive tours of permanent and temporary exhibitions. It will be available free of charge from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store from January 2016 – in seven languages. Munich. With the new… more
    Editor 293
  • Jaguar Land Rover celebrates a classic future
    Mar 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jaguar Land Rover celebrates a classic future

    Jaguar Land Rover announces rebranded Jaguar Land Rover Classic business Formerly known as Jaguar Land Rover Heritage, the new business will provide classic cars, services, parts and experiences Renaming of business division better reflects Jaguar… more
    Editor 290
  • SARB lifts rates
    Mar 21, 2016 On the Cees

    SARB lifts rates

    SARB raised rates by 0.25%, repo rate to 7%, prime rate to 10.5%. Personally, I don't understand why SARB keeps referring to a “dilemma” as if having to choose or trade off between worse inflation and worsening growth, for clearly its policy is of… more
    Cees Bruggemans 305
  • Bridgestone stands tall in 85th year
    Mar 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Bridgestone stands tall in 85th year

    Bridgestone, which turned 85 at the beginning of March, remains the world's largest tyre manufacturer. The company, founded in 1931, employs more than 144 000 people in a business which is active in over 150 countries. Bridgestone took its name from… more
    Editor 306
  • Mercedes-Benz South Africa launches state of the art Learning Academy to boost skills profile in the region
    Mar 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa launches state of the…

    R130 million public-private investment - a major boost for the region MBSA Technical Training Centre transformed into a world-class Learning Academy Added skills pool to boost investor confidence Improving the pipeline of skilled artisans amongst… more
    Editor 520
  • Man cave motoring will tick all the boxes at Rand Show 2016
    Mar 18, 2016 Events

    Man cave motoring will tick all the boxes at Rand…

    The classic petrolhead display in the Man Cave - Hall 5's themed Big Boy's Toys paradisio at the Rand Show 2016 - will cater to all the latest genre tastes and trends in collectible motoring. The machines will include classic cars, sports cars,… more
    Editor 968
  • What to do in a flash flood
    Mar 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    What to do in a flash flood

    With the drought in certain parts of the country, many South Africans are relieved to see the heavy downfall of rain in Gauteng recently. Weather services have warned to expect more heavy rain this week in the late afternoons. While this is good… more
    Editor 355
  • Metair annual results highlight continuing strategic delivery
    Mar 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Metair annual results highlight continuing…

    Increasing dominance of energy storage business reduces cyclicality and lays foundation for global presence across five continents Third and final phase of strategic redesign process in progress Two distinct business verticals created (energy… more
    Editor 313
  • Extreme Rand tails
    Mar 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Extreme Rand tails

    With the Rand already severely undervalued at 16:$ (fair value nearer 10:$), current global and local events make it unlikely this will stabilise soon. Instead, either more severe undervaluation (increasing the discount) as compared to clawing back… more
    Cees Bruggemans 303
  • BMW Group publishes Sustainable Value Report 2015.
    Mar 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    BMW Group publishes Sustainable Value Report 2015.

    Munich March 2016. The BMW Group has released its new Sustainable Value Report 2015 to coincide with its Annual Accounts Press Conference on 16 March 2016. The BMW Group is firmly committed to the United Nations’ Global Compact and has implemented… more
    Editor 315
  • Hit the one way road with Budget this holiday
    Mar 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hit the one way road with Budget this holiday

    The hustle and bustle of the jungle that is the city getting you down? Why not escape it all and spend the upcoming Easter holidays at our beautiful coastal regions. If you’re looking for reliable transport at a fraction of the cost, then there’s… more
    Editor 290
  • A poor faltering start
    Mar 16, 2016 On the Cees

    A poor faltering start

    It has been a poor start to the year. Will it keep on worsening, as sector after sector keeps slipsliding away? Or will it be like the international picture, with the market story-telling far worse than the actual reality (at least in the US)?… more
    Cees Bruggemans 323
  • Comprehensive range of durable MEYLE engine mounts
    Mar 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Comprehensive range of durable MEYLE engine mounts

    Quality-tested materials ensure extended service life of safety-critical parts Video demonstrates benefits of MEYLE engine mounts Hamburg, March 2016. Committed to supplying independent workshops with high-quality repair solutions for every repair… more
    Editor 307
  • Understanding the petrol price
    Mar 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Understanding the petrol price

    Fuel Levy and RAF Levy make up big part of price at the pump In April the cost of a litre of fuel will be impacted by a 30 cents a litre increase in the Fuel Levy, announced by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan during his budget speech in February.… more
    Automobile Association 286
  • Struggling to pay your car instalments? Datsun has some advice
    Mar 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Struggling to pay your car instalments? Datsun…

    Most people experience a financial hardship at some stage of their lives. The determining factors in terms of how you get through this challenging period are your attitude and actions. If a financial crisis like a job loss means that you will not be… more
    Editor 361
  • FASA puts the spotlight on franchising
    Mar 15, 2016 Events

    FASA puts the spotlight on franchising

    The focus will be on franchising in the first week of April 2016 with the Franchise Association of South Africa celebrating the success of the franchise business format that contributes 12.5% to the country’s GDP. Ahead of the International… more
    Editor 1209
  • Full range of models from special vehicle operations headed for South africa
    Mar 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Full range of models from special vehicle…

    Special Vehicle Operations heads up development of exclusive high-performance and bespoke luxury models SVO model range includes F-TYPE Project 7, F-TYPE SVR, Range Rover SVAutobiography and Range Rover Sport SVR Full range of SVO production models… more
    Editor 287
  • Keen competition for NADA Businessman of the year awards
    Mar 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Keen competition for NADA Businessman of the year…

    Medium Dealership Category: From left to right front – Gerhard van Zyl (NTT VW East London), Thys de Kock – Winner (BB Motors Ford Polokwane), Jurie du Plessis (BB Motors Nissan Tzaneen), Mannie Brockmann (McCarthy Toyota Empangeni). Back left: Jeff… more
    Editor 542
  • Let your feet speak for your heart
    Mar 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Let your feet speak for your heart

    National Tekkie Tax Day has been part of the South African calendar for the last three years and this time around we're celebrating it on Friday 27 May. This campaign gives you the opportunity to show with your feet where your heart lies. Choose… more
    Editor 536
  • Holts Tyreweld goes PINK for PinkDrive
    Mar 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Holts Tyreweld goes PINK for PinkDrive

    As part of Holts Tyreweld’s CSI initiative in South Africa, Holts announced that their Tyreweld product will be PINK going forward for the rest of 2016. Holts have partnered with PinkDrive and are delighted to announce that their aim is to donate up… more
    Editor 454
  • Bridgestone satisfied with Randfontein tyre check
    Mar 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Bridgestone satisfied with Randfontein tyre check

    Almost 89% percent of tyres examined in Bridgestone's first Tyre Check event of 2016 were correctly inflated. That's the encouraging feedback from Bridgestone's team of tyre specialists who checked 960 tyres on 240 vehicles in Randfontein in late… more
    Editor 285
  • New appointments in the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group South Africa
    Mar 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New appointments in the Board of Management of…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa has appointed two new Directors to its Board of Management. Stefan Mecha has succeeded Petra Hoffmann as the Director for Sales and Marketing. Henning Jens has taken over from Carsten Stapel as the Finance Director.… more
    Editor 374
  • BMW Golf Cup International: Team Taiwan triumphs.
    Mar 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    BMW Golf Cup International: Team Taiwan triumphs.

    Colin Montgomerie is guest of honour at the World Final of the largest international tournament series for amateur golfers. The exclusive Fancourt Golf Resort in George, South Africa hosted the World Final of the BMW Golf Cup International this… more
    Editor 326
  • A few Moody’s questions
    Mar 15, 2016 On the Cees

    A few Moody’s questions

    There are many opinions about the leading rating agencies, not all of them flattering. But is it possible they at least ask the right questions, an intimate probing that leaves many of us squirming uncomfortably? Moody’s two weeks ago put SA up for… more
    Cees Bruggemans 313
  • Powerful Symbolism
    Mar 15, 2016 On the Cees

    Powerful Symbolism

    In a traditional society with strong patriarchal features, thriving on patronage, to throw the rudder, turn things upside down, doing the unexpected, the humble thing, sends an all powerful message. Finance minister Gordhan started it last month… more
    Cees Bruggemans 283
  • KPMG 2016 Higher Education Conference – StatusQuoMustFall
    Mar 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KPMG 2016 Higher Education Conference –…

    South Africa’s “#FeesMustFall” protests, demanding the right to quality and accessible education, produced an unprecedented movement of student activism that rapidly swept across the country’s university campuses and cities, culminating in a march… more
    Editor 342
  • Buckling up in the back seat
    Mar 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Buckling up in the back seat

    Hi Folks… We are heading – pretty quickly – to the spate of long weekends and the inevitable increase of traffic on the national roads. This often means more adult passengers riding in the backseat as families’ head to holiday parties, shopping… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 292
  • KTM Festival battlefields 2016
    Mar 11, 2016 Events

    KTM Festival battlefields 2016

    PURITY- "freedom from adulteration or contamination. PERFORMANCE- "the capabilities of a machine, product, or vehicle." ADVENTURE- "an unusual and exciting or daring experience." EXTREME- "reaching a high or the highest degree. These are just words… more
    Editor 1297
  • Bask in the sun and sea these easter holidays
    Mar 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Bask in the sun and sea these easter holidays

    This year has gotten off to a busy start, so take some time off and relax at the sea these Easter holidays. Avis makes this possible with their One Way Special that will be running from 07 March to 23 March 2016, where you can drive yourself One Way… more
    Editor 345
  • Tyrexpo Africa 2016 seen as gateway to the South African tyre market
    Mar 11, 2016 Events

    Tyrexpo Africa 2016 seen as gateway to the South…

    10 March 2016, South Africa – The 6th edition of Tyrexpo Africa 2016 concluded today after three days of intense discussions, networking and knowledge exchange. Held at Sandton Convention Centre from 8-10 March 2016, the exhibition played host to… more
    Editor 800
  • When a crash investigator counts
    Mar 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    When a crash investigator counts

    Last weekend was a tragic one on our roads. There were three different crashes in three provinces. Ten people, including a baby, were killed in Limpopo. A crash in the Eastern Cape claimed the lives of six school children and a driver while in… more
    Editor 345
  • Avis salutes riders participating in the Absa Cape Epic
    Mar 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Avis salutes riders participating in the Absa…

    Avis is proud to once again partner with the world renowned Absa Cape Epic race as the official car rental supplier and sole sponsor of vehicles for the Premium Upgrade Package. The demanding eight day mountain bike stage race is set to take place… more
    Editor 293
  • Seven checks to carry out on your car before a road trip
    Mar 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Seven checks to carry out on your car before a…

    Whether you’re taking a short drive to the nearest B&B or gearing up for a lengthy family road trip, make sure your ride is ready before you head out on the open road. Imperial Auto has compiled a quick checklist for holidaymakers to work through… more
    Editor 325
  • BMW Group achieves record earnings in 2015
    Mar 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    BMW Group achieves record earnings in 2015

    New highs for sales volume, revenues and profit before tax +++ BMW Group achieves targets for financial year 2015 +++ Group revenues up 14.6% to € 92.2 billion +++ Group profit before tax exceeds 9 billion euros for first time +++ EBIT margin… more
    Editor 318
  • Uminathi Christian College Headmistress, Zanele Shange (left) cuts the ribbon to officially open one of the three new classrooms at her school. With her are Chief Mkhize of the Macala Gwala Traditional Council (middle) and Hilary Smith, GMSA regional sales manager, South Region.
    Mar 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Key Durban Supports Rural Community With a New…

    DURBAN - A dream to produce matriculants in the Eston community near Durban has finally been realised. Uminathi Christian College that was officially launched this year, was born out of the desperate need for a high school in the area. Previously,… more
    Editor 329
  • Bernard Hellberg, Greg Maruszewski, Chris de Kock
    Mar 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo XC90 Awarded 2016 WesBank / SAGMJ Car Of…

    Emperor’s Palace, Ekurhuleni: With a second win for the revered Swedish manufacturer, the Volvo XC90 took top honours at the 2016 WesBank / SAGMJ Car Of The Year announcement at a gala dinner hosted by WesBank, the competition’s headline sponsor, on… more
    Editor 331
  • The world exits panic?
    Mar 10, 2016 On the Cees

    The world exits panic?

    The world remains an anxious place, going by commentary endlessly analysing potential and scenarios for crisis. But perhaps things aren't as threatening as what they appear to be. Markets were screaming only two weeks ago that the world was ending.… more
    Cees Bruggemans 299
  • Car winner chooses money for studies instead of a job
    Mar 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Car winner chooses money for studies instead of a…

    Casey Hornsby, of Durban, not only won a new Tata Bolt after winning the recent Win-a-Bolt national promotion, but also got a very worthwhile contribution of R25 000 towards her studies. Ms. Hornsby, a second year B-Com. Student at Varsity College,… more
    Editor 296
  • Wesbank forecasts 2016 vehicle sales to fall 12%
    Mar 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Wesbank forecasts 2016 vehicle sales to fall 12%

    WesBank, South Africa’s leading vehicle financier, has forecast that total new vehicle sales will decline 12% this year. Compared to 2015’s industry total sales of 617 691 vehicles, 2016 will end the year with total sales of 543 306 units. The… more
    Editor 342
  • Start of Production: New twin turbo 3.0-liter V6 for Infiniti
    Mar 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Start of Production: New twin turbo 3.0-liter V6…

    Most powerful V6 engine Infiniti has ever offered `VR30´ featured in 2016 Q50 sports sedan and all-new Q60 sports coupe State-of-the-art engine manufacturing facility in Japan delivers highest quality Rolle, Switzerland – Production of the all-new… more
    Editor 285
  • Investing in safe water for African communities makes business sense for Jaguar land Rover
    Mar 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Investing in safe water for African communities…

    Nigel Clarke helps provide a child with safe drinking water at school for the first time as part of Jaguar Land Rover’s global CSR programme (Photo Credit Kate Holt). Jaguar Land Rover is growing and we take our role as a responsible corporate… more
    Editor 396
  • SEMA Applauds New Congressional Legislation to Protect Modified Motor Vehicles
    Mar 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SEMA Applauds New Congressional Legislation to…

    Bill Seeks to Overturn Threat to Modified Racecars and Parts Suppliers Washington, DC (March 8, 2016) – SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting today praised Congressional members for their introduction of a bipartisan bill that would protect… more
    Editor 313
  • Call for expressions of interest from black suppliers
    Mar 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Call for expressions of interest from black…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) invites suppliers in the automotive, defence, mining, agriculture, aerospace, railways, IT, engineering, renewable energy and service sectors to submit an application to participate in the inaugural VWSA… more
    Editor 343
  • 2004 - 2007 Subaru WRX AND Impreza models recalled for Takata airbag module inspection and/or replacement
    Mar 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    2004 - 2007 Subaru WRX AND Impreza models…

    In light of the recent news of Takata's potentially defective airbags, 2004 - 2007 Subaru Impreza and WRX models are being recalled for safety inspections and potential replacement of the front passenger airbag modules. Owners of these models are… more
    Editor 174
  • Tyrexpo Africa 2016 sharpens its focus to provide new business & knowledge sharing opportunities for South Africa’s growing automotive industry
    Mar 09, 2016 Events

    Tyrexpo Africa 2016 sharpens its focus to provide…

    Sharing opportunities for South Africa’s growing automotive industry The 6th edition of Tyrexpo Africa 2016 opened yesterday, announcing the introduction of three new focused business segments and two new knowledge exchange platforms. The three new… more
    Editor 770
  • A break in the clouds?
    Mar 09, 2016 On the Cees

    A break in the clouds?

    One could easily be mistaken, be premature by a mile, with car sales prospects this year lowered by another 10%, agriculture deeply suppressed by drought (lowest rainfall country wide since 1961, in south western Cape since 1921), manufacturing… more
    Cees Bruggemans 303
  • Explained: the relationship between the battery and the alternator
    Mar 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Explained: the relationship between the battery…

    When you climb into your car, turn on the ignition and start driving only to find your lights, electric windows or windscreen wipers aren’t working, your first thought will probably be that your battery is on the blink. But this isn’t always the… more
    Editor 305
  • Continental Wins Back-to-Back Summer Tyre Tests
    Mar 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Wins Back-to-Back Summer Tyre Tests

    High Risk Exposed with Cheap Tyres Continental ContiSportContact 5 ranked top performer in 2016 GTÜ summer tyre test against 13 competitors Rated "far and away the best" tyre in 14-way Autozeiting shootout Best in braking and handling, in both wet… more
    Editor 349
  • 2016 World's Most Ethical Company
    Mar 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    2016 World's Most Ethical Company

    DEARBORN, Mich., March 2016 - Ford Motor Company was today named a 2016 World's Most Ethical Company for the seventh consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.… more
    Editor 425
  • BMW Group firmly in the driver seat as it pioneers the Next 100 Years of Mobility
    Mar 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    BMW Group firmly in the driver seat as it…

    The double-kidney grille and trademark blue-and-white propeller blade logo that has become the embodiment of luxury, had its genesis 100 years ago in 1916. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG ( BMW) celebrates its Centenary at its Munich headquarters today… more
    Editor 348
  • Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Mar 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Distracted driving: Are you guilty?

    We might feel powerless when faced with some of the dangers of South Africa’s roads, but there is something we can all do to protect ourselves and make the roads a little safer: We can make sure we’re not distracted while driving. Are you guilty of… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 312
  • Bouncing commodity bottom?
    Mar 07, 2016 On the Cees

    Bouncing commodity bottom?

    The global commodity bust since 2011 has been relentless, with mining commodity Dollar indices halving as the Chinese-induced supercycle was undone in relatively short order from both the demand and supply side. But the more extreme the sell-off,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 299
  • New European crisis brewing
    Mar 07, 2016 On the Cees

    New European crisis brewing?

    It may turn out to be nothing, despite the media hype. But then again it could be more serious than ever imagined. With what implications for the Euro? For ECB support actions? For the state of global risk markets? For gold, Rand and SARB interest… more
    Cees Bruggemans 301
  • Emotional drivers much more likely to crash
    Mar 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Emotional drivers much more likely to crash

    Hi Folks… There are some really “choice” expressions that South Africans use when driving, some of which are no doubt a reflection of frustrations, dissatisfaction or pressures brought about while working. While we have been advised that these are… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 319
  • Goodyear Recognised by Fortune as World's Most Admired Tyremaker
    Mar 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear Recognised by Fortune as World's Most…

    AKRON, Ohio, March, 2016 - Goodyear, for the fourth year in a row, has been recognised as the world's most admired tyremaker by Fortune magazine. Among companies in Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies' Motor Vehicle Parts category, Goodyear was… more
    Editor 329
  • Managed SA non-austerity
    Mar 07, 2016 On the Cees

    Managed SA non-austerity

    The outline of the 2016 ‘Rescue’ Budget is becoming clearer. Appearing more and more to be in the nature of a down-payment in 2016, with the harder parts to be attempted in 2017-2018? And the crucial question: can we believe the intentions? And… more
    Cees Bruggemans 302
  • The Mercedes-Benz Bokeh Film Festival set to raise the bar again
    Mar 07, 2016 Events

    The Mercedes-Benz Bokeh Film Festival set to…

    Style icons, fashion aficionados and film fanatics are advised to clear their schedules between the 21-23 April 2016, as the new Aquarium in the V&A Waterfront plays host to the ever glamorous annual Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International… more
    Editor 1071
  • Get h[app]y with MasterDrive
    Mar 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Get h[app]y with MasterDrive

    All the convenience and useful information you associate with MasterDrive is now available in an app. When users download the app they will get easy and immediate access to the worlds of MasterDrive, MasterTrucker, MasterDriver or MasterBiker. The… more
    Editor 365
  • Continental Receives Top 50 Award from Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality
    Mar 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Receives Top 50 Award from Nelson…

    Continental a 'Top Achiever' in local municipality's Top 50 Company Awards One of the region's leading employers, investors and exporters Only company to supply OE tyres to all seven local vehicle manufacturers in SA PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa,… more
    Editor 343
  • Goodyear South Africa recognised as top company by Nelson Mandela Bay municipality
    Mar 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear South Africa recognised as top company…

    Goodyear South Africa has been recognised by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) as one of the Top 50 companies in the region at an award ceremony on March 3, 2016. The Municipality recognised and honoured top Nelson Mandela Bay based… more
    Editor 343
  • BUSINESS VENTURE - GEORGIA
    Mar 04, 2016 Events

    BUSINESS VENTURE - GEORGIA

    INFORMATION SESSION - BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN GEORGIA NEASA, in conjunction with the Capital City Business Chamber and the Ambassador of Georgia, is pleased to invite you to an information session. This is aimed at encouraging participation in… more
    Editor 1348
  • Shell and NEF transform retail in petroleum industry
    Mar 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Shell and NEF transform retail in petroleum…

    Shell Oil Company, one of South Africa’s leading petroleum products suppliers and the National Empowerment Fund (NEF), an agency of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) tasked with fostering empowerment, have entered into a co-operative… more
    Editor 806
  • Avis sponsors Cape Town cycle tour 2016
    Mar 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Avis sponsors Cape Town cycle tour 2016

    Avis is pleased to announce that it will once again be partnering with the Cape Town Cycle Tour as the official car rental supplier, taking place in Cape Town on the 6th of March 2016. The Cape Town Cycle Tour is an annual cycle race hosted in Cape… more
    Editor 369
  • The award ceremony held on 18th, February (Left) Mr. Hiroshi Saito, Honda Motor’s General Manager of the Purchasing Global Operations Planning Office(Worldwide) (Right) Yutaka Yamaguchi, Bridgestone’s Vice President and Senior Officer Responsible for Safety, Disaster Prevention and Quality
    Mar 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Bridgestone Corporation Receives Environmental…

    Bridgestone Corporation announced that it has received an Environmental Award from Honda Motor Co., Ltd (Honda Motor). The award ceremony was held on February 18 at Bridgestone’s Tochigi Plant. At the ceremony, Bridgestone’s Vice President and… more
    Editor 372
  • Vehicle licensing problems need urgent attention
    Mar 03, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Vehicle licensing problems need urgent attention

    Chaotic scenes may result in thousands of unlicensed vehicles It is our understanding that the issuing of the vehicle license renewal letters relates to the control of the electronic National Traffic Information System (eNaTIS). The system is… more
    Automobile Association 353
  • The countdown to Africa’s biggest entrepreneurial expo begins
    Mar 03, 2016 Events

    The countdown to Africa’s biggest entrepreneurial…

    Africa’s largest, most successful, and much anticipated entrepreneurial expo is back in Johannesburg on 10 March at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand. As a highlight of the South African business calendar, My Business Expo presents an… more
    Editor 1083
  • Dancing on the ceiling
    Mar 03, 2016 On the Cees

    Dancing on the ceiling

    Dancing atop a dying body? The economy still has many innate strengths, in terms of installed capacity, and some 11 million skilled, experienced labour and a further 4 million informally employed. You can do something imaginative with such resource… more
    Cees Bruggemans 350
  • Goodyear unveils Eagle-360, a visionary tyre concept for future autonomous vehicles
    Mar 03, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear unveils Eagle-360, a visionary tyre…

    Unique spherical shaped concept tyre highlights ultimate manoeuvrability, safety and connectivity Geneva, Switzerland, March, 2016- After 117 years of making tyres, Goodyear presented a vision of a future tyre that looks radically different from… more
    Editor 477
  • The history of the BMW Group: 100 years of fascination for mobility.
    Mar 03, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The history of the BMW Group: 100 years of…

    Table of contents. 100 years of BMW (Summary) ...............................................................................................2 Choosing independent pathways:Creativity and courage for innovative solutions.… more
    Editor 380
  • Running on petrol fumes
    Mar 03, 2016 On the Cees

    Running on petrol fumes

    It is getting to be thin gruel indeed. The 4Q15 tells us the SA economy is in deep trouble in places, while having little momentum left in others and that little is now steadily being cut off. The sense of drifting into recession this year is a… more
    Cees Bruggemans 343
  • Volvo Cars introduces Polestar Performance Parts
    Mar 03, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Cars introduces Polestar Performance Parts

    Volvo cars are set for even more driving enjoyment with the introduction of Polestar Performance Parts. Engineered by Polestar, Polestar Performance Parts offer a wide range of extensively developed enhancements for the Volvo V40, S60, V60 and XC60… more
    Editor 382
  • Supa Quick races to 30th birthday
    Mar 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Supa Quick races to 30th birthday

    What's red and white, and sells 1.6 million tyres a year? The Supa Quick chain of tyre outlets, which celebrates its 30th birthday this year. The Bridgestone-backed chain started life in 1986 with a single outlet in Port Elizabeth, and has grown to… more
    Editor 553
  • NAAMSA comment on the February, 2016 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Mar 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    NAAMSA comment on the February, 2016 South…

    In amplification of the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of February, 2016 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry - the Association commented that new vehicle sales had registered… more
    NAAMSA 425
  • Volvo CEO: The best is still to come
    Mar 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo CEO: The best is still to come

    The pace of change at Volvo Cars will remain undiminished in coming years despite recent success in tripling its operating profit in 2015 to SEK6.6bn (~R12bn), according to Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive. Speaking at the 86th Geneva… more
    Editor 422
  • PSA Peugeot Citroën and NGOs publish results of first real-world fuel economy test
    Mar 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    PSA Peugeot Citroën and NGOs publish results of…

    PSA Peugeot Citroën is fulfilling its transparency commitments to customers. In connection with the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show, it is releasing the initial results on real-world fuel consumption for three models. This initiative is a world… more
    Editor 415
  • Peugeot Recommended Retail Prices - March 2016
    Mar 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Peugeot Recommended Retail Prices - March 2016

    Please click the link below to view the price list. Click here more
    Editor 689
  • The best chance to visit CAPAS now!
    Mar 02, 2016 Events

    The best chance to visit CAPAS now!

    Enjoy the fair with a free 2 night stay and factory visit CAPAS 2016 will be held from 19 – 21 May 2016 at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center. The fair is expected to host over 730 exhibitors from around the… more
    Editor 1425
  • Leasing can seem more expensive, but actually saves money
    Mar 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Leasing can seem more expensive, but actually…

    Traditionally, South Africans buy their cars outright and tend to shun the option of leasing them. The owners of local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are no different – most prefer to buy rather than to lease. They may however, just be choosing… more
    Editor 363
  • RGMPowered, March 2016
    Mar 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    RGMPowered, March 2016

    With our compliments: here's a link to RGMPowered, March 2016, our latest newsletter and, as usual, it is full of worthwhile news about tuning and servicing fine cars. Alternatively, download the PDF version below these bullet points. In this issue:… more
    Editor 350
  • Deciding the Century
    Mar 02, 2016 On the Cees

    Deciding the Century

    Clearly things aren't quite normal in a constitutional democracy when the head of state runs the place like a fiefdom, sharing its spoils with cronies, who dig ever deeper in, eventually committing sufficient overreach to trigger a reaction. By… more
    Cees Bruggemans 377
  • Shell gives away 5 BMWs
    Mar 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Shell gives away 5 BMWs

    Five Shell customers drove away in new BMW cars on Friday after winning a competition run at Shell service stations throughout South Africa. A celebratory handover of these 5 BMWs to the lucky winners was held at the Shell Bryanston Service Station,… more
    Editor 424
  • Manageable global tensions
    Feb 29, 2016 On the Cees

    Manageable global tensions

    It is no use ignoring it. Financial markets these past few weeks have steadily started pricing in a US recession later this year. Equity market selloffs discount a 30% chance of it happening. With stock markets famously predicting nine out of the… more
    Cees Bruggemans 364
  • The Mask Must Fall
    Feb 29, 2016 On the Cees

    The Mask Must Fall

    The essence of the SA story is traditionalism and modernity. They sit uneasily together. Indeed, you can't have both. In the end, it is a choice that determines how society evolves. This is not unique to SA. In some form or other this choice is… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 366
  • Order in the House
    Feb 29, 2016 On the Cees

    Order in the House

    What is the world coming to? Parliament behaving like an out-of-control kindergarten where the headmistress likes hats but is clearly somewhat out of her depth. Some of our universities creating the impression of battlefields. Our national politics… more
    Cees Bruggemans 378
  • Denise van Huyssteen - General Manager of Communications for GM Africa and Middle East Operations
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GM Consolidates its Africa and Middle East…

    Denise van Huyssteen to steer Communications for GM Africa and Middle East Operations PORT ELIZABETH - General Motors Africa General Manager Communications and Public Relations, Denise van Huyssteen, had been given expanded responsibilities with her… more
    Editor 382
  • First new E-Class rolls off the production line in Sindelfingen
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    First new E-Class rolls off the production line…

    The Mercedes-Benz plant in Sindelfingen has begun production of the world's most intelligent business saloon, taking another important step along the road to accident-free and autonomous driving. Markus Schäfer, Member of the Divisional Board of… more
    Editor 380
  • Dr. David Masondo, CEO, AIDC and Mr. Hiroyuki Kinomoto, Chief Representative, JICA, signed a Memorandum of Collaboration outlining the partnership between both organisations.
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    AIDC and JICA launch support programmes to…

    The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), have collaborated on a programme to dispatch automotive experts from Japan to South Africa, to provide technical expertise and training to develop… more
    Editor 387
  • From Left - Calvyn Hamman, Sen VP of Sales and Marketing; Andrew Kirby, Executive VP; Vivian Mohohlo - Lexus Centurion; Dr Johan van Zyl, Pres and CEO; Yu Asano, GM Africa; and Hitoshi Muramoto, Exec VP and CCO
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    2015 Lexus dealer awards - the best of the best

    Dealerships recognised for its relentless pursuit of perfection When you are part of a world class dealer network recognised globally and in South Africa for its relentless Pursuit of Perfection, it is truly impressive to be awarded the Lexus Dealer… more
    Editor 504
  • From Left - Calvyn Hamman, Sen VP of Sales and Marketing; Andrew Kirby, Exec VP; Danny Govender - Thekwini Toyota Dbn; Dr Johan van Zyl, Pres and CEO; Yu Asano, GM Africa; and Hitoshi Muramoto, Exec VP and CCO
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota celebrates top performing dealers

    Thekwini Toyota Durban is the 2015 Toyota Dealer of the Year Thekwini Toyota Durban was recognised for their exceptional performance in 2015 and awarded the 2015 Toyota Dealer of the Year. This marks a first for this dealership. "This award to Danny… more
    Editor 401
  • Weather-related traffic deaths - what studies show
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Weather-related traffic deaths - what studies show

    One, of the many, challenges road safety practitioners in South Africa encounter is the lack of qualified research data regarding crashes, particularly factors which may impact on the number and severity of crashes. AAA Foundation, in the US, has… more
    Editor 328
  • Obfuscated Clarity
    Feb 29, 2016 On the Cees

    Obfuscated Clarity

    It couldn't be clearer. In the private sector where money rules they expect you to show clarity, even if circumstances may arise where a bit of light obfuscation is in order. Know what I mean? In the public sector, where politics rules and far too… more
    Cees Bruggemans 386
  • Happy Jele, (Orlando Pirates) surprises Uber driver-partners, pictured here with Alon Lits, Uber's Regional General Manager
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    UBER celebrates driver-partners with Partner…

    Technology Company, Uber, celebrated driver-partners in Johannesburg during a week-long Partner Appreciation Week hosted at WesBank, which took place on the 23 - 27 February. The event saw thousands of Uber driver-partners attending. Uber invited… more
    Editor 449
  • Minister Pravin Gordhan gallantly presents a difficult budget
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Minister Pravin Gordhan gallantly presents a…

    The much anticipated 2016 National Budget Address brings feelings of reprieve on the decision by National Treasury to not increase VAT, companies and personal income taxes - where sin taxes, increase in the general fuel levy, the introduction of a… more
    Editor 365
  • VWSA bids farewell to longest serving woman
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    VWSA bids farewell to longest serving woman

    Current longest serving VWSA Employee retires after 47 years On 1 April 1969, Julia Potgieter walked into Volkswagen for the first time, 47 years later, she will be retiring from Volkswagen with her head held high after an amazing career. At a… more
    Editor 357
  • Inspiration and innovation in the spotlight at Build a Business Live
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Inspiration and innovation in the spotlight at…

    Experience entrepreneurial entertainment at its finest The 2016 My Business Expo is set to showcase the very best in entrepreneurial inspiration and innovation at the unmissable Build a Business Live event. Taking place in Johannesburg on 10 March… more
    Editor 363
  • KPMG: Impact of the administrative proposals in the 2016 Budget on individual provisional taxpayers
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KPMG: Impact of the administrative proposals in…

    Pravin Gordhan, South Africa’s Finance Minister stated in the 2016 Budget that South Africa has built one of the most effective tax authorities in the world. He emphasised that the electronic filing platforms and the normal tax collection mechanisms… more
    Shohana Mohan, AD: GMS & ETA at KPMG 346
  • Changes to the board of directors and board committees
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Changes to the board of directors and board…

    In accordance with paragraph 3.59 of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, Metair shareholders are hereby advised of the following changes to the directors of the Metair board (the ?Board?) and Board committees. 1. Appointments to the Board… more
    Editor 475
  • Autopromotec 2017: the 27 edition is well underway
    Feb 29, 2016 Events

    Autopromotec 2017: the 27 edition is well underway

    The show is shaping up to draw a wider international attendance The Autopromotec organizing machine is now in full swing towards the 27th edition of the most specialized international exhibition of automotive equipment and aftermarket products,… more
    Editor 1423
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa comments on Minister Gordhan's 2016 Budget speech
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen Group South Africa comments on…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa welcomes the tone and direction of the 2016 Budget presented today by Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan. The clear focus on reduced government spending and plans to review the future as well as the role of some of the… more
    Editor 385
  • Prevention is better than cure
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Prevention is better than cure

    Like many chronic illnesses, trauma is also something we should try prevent rather than cure. Since early 2012, this is the exact approach Netcare took with their Trauma Intervention Programme. It started as a requirement for emergency departments… more
    Editor 379
  • PSA triples its recurring operating income and completes its turnaround
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    PSA triples its recurring operating income and…

    5% recurring operating margin from the Automotive division in 2015 €3.8 billion operational free cash flow generated in 2015, totalling €6 billion in two years All targets exceeded: PSA has completed its reconstruction plan ahead of schedule The… more
    Editor 343
  • Three icons feature in historic Land Rover expedition
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Three icons feature in historic Land Rover…

    Kingsley Holgate to tackle the infamous Sani Pass before it is paved Land Rover Series I vehicles to carry expedition team into Lesotho Humanitarian campaign will see reading glasses distributed in rural villages Land Rover ambassador and Africa’s… more
    Editor 641
  • Mahindra SA lights up lives
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mahindra SA lights up lives

    Mahindra South Africa has initiated a social responsibility program in conjunction with Rotary South Africa to light up the lives of less fortunate matric pupils. The program involves the donation of a solar power and battery-operated lamp, as well… more
    Editor 368
  • Popular cricketers Kagiso Rabada and Dale Steyn named Nissan brand ambassadors in South Africa
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Popular cricketers Kagiso Rabada and Dale Steyn…

    Nissan has named legendary fast bowler Dale Steyn and rising star Kagiso Rabada as brand ambassadors to further add to the company’s global sponsorship deal with the International Cricket Council (ICC). Steyn has been the leader of the South African… more
    Editor 386
  • AIDC and Siemens acknowledge artisan and engineering graduates
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    AIDC and Siemens acknowledge artisan and…

    The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) and Siemens (Pty) Ltd recognised 70 graduates from a joint Skills Development programme at a Commemoration Ceremony hosted in Johannesburg. The joint venture between Siemens and the AIDC kicked off… more
    Editor 426
  • Fuel cheer this month at pumps
    Feb 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel cheer this month at pumps

    Picture at end of March will not be as rosy Lower international petrol prices, and a stronger Rand / US dollar exchange rate, have combined to create a pleasing 70 cents a litre drop for petrol. This was according to the Automobile Association (AA),… more
    Automobile Association 360
  • Announcement of NAAMSA office bearers for the year 2016
    Feb 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Announcement of NAAMSA office bearers for the…

    NAAMSA announces that, at the Annual General Meeting of the Association held in Johannesburg on 25th February, 2016 Mr Mike Whitfield, Managing Director, Nissan South Africa (Pty) Ltd was elected as President of NAAMSA for the year 2016. Mr Jeff… more
    NAAMSA 409
  • NAAMSA media release on the 2016 / 2017 budget
    Feb 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    NAAMSA media release on the 2016 / 2017 budget

    Commenting on the budget proposals announced today by the Minister of Finance, Dr Pravin Gordhan, in Parliament – the President of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) – Dr Johan Van Zyl said that against the… more
    NAAMSA 371
  • An Overdue Hat-Trick
    Feb 26, 2016 On the Cees

    An Overdue Hat-Trick

    A hat-trick is for the same player to score three times in one game. What is our overdue hat-trick, for which we have been waiting for years (decades even)? There are three things that govern our growth process: the outside world, the quality of our… more
    Cees Bruggemans 379
  • Countdown: 1 month to go ASEAN's Largest Trade Show for Automotive Industry 2016
    Feb 26, 2016 Events

    Countdown: 1 month to go ASEAN's Largest Trade…

    INAPA 2016 Jakarta The 8th Indonesia International Auto Parts, Accessories and Equip Exhibition 2016 29 March - 1 April 2016, JIExpo Jakarta-Indonesia Held in Conjunction: IIBT 2016 - The Indonesia's Leading Trade Show for Bus, Truck & Component… more
    Editor 1119
  • Subaru excels in the latest consumer reports results for 2016
    Feb 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Subaru excels in the latest consumer reports…

    Released on 23 February 2016, the latest Consumer Reports results placed Subaru second overall out of thirty brands that form part of the Consumer Reports evaluation. Only two points behind the first placed car manufacturer, Subaru's results for… more
    Editor 368
  • A Startlingly Mild Budget
    Feb 25, 2016 On the Cees

    A Startlingly Mild Budget

    No major bold strategic moves. Instead, promises of spending reductions, procurement savings and tax increases allowing measured budget deficit reduction, and some budget reprioritisation, while shielding the little growth still left in the economy.… more
    Cees Bruggemans 363
  • Waste tyres – the new coal
    Feb 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Waste tyres – the new coal

    REDISA is proving that the use of alternative fuels in cement manufacturing makes good business sense for the industry, at the same time remediating the environment of waste tyres. According to a report by Accenture on the construction industry… more
    Editor 774
  • Safeline heavy duty brake pad awarded double stamp of approval
    Feb 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Safeline heavy duty brake pad awarded double…

    Safeline Brake Pads continues to set the benchmark in braking systems with the announcement of both SABS and E-Mark certification for their D7001 heavy duty brake pad. The D7001 fits the Mercedes Actros, DAF XF, IVECO Stralis and IVECO Trakker… more
    Editor 479
  • More Pro, more Ride
    Feb 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    More Pro, more Ride

    Thule’s iconic ProRide 591 – the most popular roof-mounted bike carrier in the world – has been upgraded. Its successor, the ProRide 598, takes safety and ease of use to the next level and has been re-engineered for the changes that have taken place… more
    Editor 397
  • What to do after a car accident that's not your fault
    Feb 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    What to do after a car accident that's not your…

    Few things equal the frustration and inconvenience of someone running into your car. It sets off a chain reaction of phone calls, insurance quotes, panel beaters and rental cars, not to mention having to pay the excess on your insurance. While all… more
    Editor 396
  • Winning entry earns Jaguar Land Rover staff member a trip of a lifetime to assist with providing safe water to 300 000 school pupils in Kenya
    Feb 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Winning entry earns Jaguar Land Rover staff…

    New Global CSR project gave 300,000 school pupils in the Bungoma region of Kenya access to safe water, helping improve their health, education and employment prospects The project was delivered by ClimateCare and Vestergaard, using the LifeStraw… more
    Editor 555
  • Sluggishness with a Volatile Mix
    Feb 25, 2016 The Phoenix

    Sluggishness with a Volatile Mix

    Every quarter Econometrix presents an economic analysis to its clients, and the information supplied plays an important role in the business decisions and strategic direction of these clients, for the short, medium and long term. aBr attended the… more
    The Phoenix 369
  • Ford Expands Ford Smart Mobility at Mobile World Congress
    Feb 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Expands Ford Smart Mobility at Mobile World…

    Unveils New Kuga, Confirms SYNC 3, FordPass for Europe Ford today reveals the new Kuga SUV and announces its SYNC 3 connectivity technology comes to Europe this year; Ford also continues to expand Ford Smart Mobility - the company's plan to be a… more
    Editor 435
  • What's negotiable…?
    Feb 25, 2016 On the Cees

    What's negotiable…?

    What tendencies can be turned? What is likely set in concrete, at least short term? SA output is struggling in diverse ways, either minimally advancing or steadily falling off, in places with severe employment and income implications. Much of it in… more
    Cees Bruggemans 378
  • Invigorating Wake-Up Call
    Feb 23, 2016 On the Cees

    Invigorating Wake-Up Call

    It came as an utter surprise, and shouldn't have done, considering the 1990s antecedent. This business of overreach, of completely driving something into the ground, only to reverse direction. But is the reversal so complete? Or is it merely a… more
    Cees Bruggemans 396
  • Reversing tips
    Feb 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Reversing tips

    Distracted drivers, bad weather and a myriad of other challenges face drivers when completing -what at glance – may appear to be a simple task. In recent times we have noted a growing trend in the number of “reversing crashes” which have, in part,… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 457
  • Mahindra releases advanced smartphone app for New Age XUV 500 owners
    Feb 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mahindra releases advanced smartphone app for New…

    Mahindra has underlined the advanced nature of its New Age XUV 500 sports utility vehicle with the introduction of a dedicated mobile phone app. Developed by Mahindra & Mahindra's in-house software development team, the app has been customised for… more
    Editor 419
  • Mercedes-Benz After-Sales South Africa is overall winner in the Champions League
    Feb 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz After-Sales South Africa is overall…

    Mercedes-Benz After-Sales South Africa is overall winner in the Champions League Being competitive is beneficial to any industry as it sets the benchmark. Being competitive within one's own global organization is an advantage as it instils passion… more
    Editor 513
  • America’s 2017 President
    Feb 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    America’s 2017 President

    There is still much choice at this early stage as to who will become America’s next President. For the outside world this may matter more than for America itself. For at home, the President has to share space with the Congress, its House of… more
    Cees Bruggemans 394
  • Volvo Car Group trebles profit in 2015
    Feb 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Car Group trebles profit in 2015

    Operating profit trebles to around R12 billion in 2015 Turnaround driven by new product wave, kicked-off by all-new XC90 New US manufacturing facility to strengthen capacity from 2018; sales target of 800 000 units in sight Volvo Car Group trebled its… more
    Editor 395
  • Volvo Cars - the first manufacturer to launch a car without a key
    Feb 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Cars - the first manufacturer to launch a…

    For decades, drivers have been accustomed to accessing and driving cars with physical keys. But no longer. In a ground-breaking move for the automotive industry, Volvo Cars plans to become the world's first car manufacturer to offer cars without… more
    Editor 387
  • Car Wash Road Safety Fundraising Event
    Feb 21, 2016 Events

    Car Wash Road Safety Fundraising Event

    Guild members are invited to support the Car Wash Road Safety Fundraising event of Wheel Well on 27 February 2016. Wheel Well, supported by the Guild, runs the Car Seats for Kids campaign, highlighting the importance of securing children in car… more
    Editor 1676
  • Crisis? What Crisis?
    Feb 21, 2016 On the Cees

    Crisis? What Crisis?

    The year started badly in global financial markets, but by mid-quarter 1Q16 (a mere six weeks into the selling frenzy) one wonders what the fuss was about. American recession? Chinese collapse? Oil at zero? Banks bankrupted? Bank bond holders… more
    Cees Bruggemans 411
  • Mazda SA wins
    Feb 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mazda SA wins "Company of the Year"

    Mazda SA wins "Company of the Year" at the 2016 Tracker and CAR's Annual Top 12 Best Buys Awards Mazda officially started operating as an independent national sales and service company from the 1st of October 2014. At the 2016 Tracker and CAR's… more
    Editor 502
  • Man versus Beast - Adrian Steirn
    Feb 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Find your best - #EveryTerrain Episode 4

    Man versus Beast - Adrian Steirn "Photographer extraordinaire" and Kevin Richardson "Lion Whisperer" Following the recent onslaught of new and enhanced models in the Mercedes-Benz SUV range, the 'Find your best' - #EveryTerrain campaign is growing… more
    Editor 401
  • Gauteng motorists to dig deeper again for e-tolls
    Feb 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Gauteng motorists to dig deeper again for e-tolls

    Rates to increase from 1 March The announcement of the increases is contained in the Government Gazette (#39695) issued on Tuesday, 15 February. We are making motorists aware of these increases as the information does not appear on SANRAL’s e-toll… more
    Automobile Association 414
  • European Challenges
    Feb 18, 2016 On the Cees

    European Challenges

    Europe faces a belligerent Russia, an intractable migrant influx from near Asia and North Africa, internal political revolt (a rising radicalised tide of various hues as well as peripheral threats of splintering), growth of social intolerance, a… more
    Cees Bruggemans 421
  • Les Mc Master, Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Feb 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Maintenance plans, service plans and warranties –…

    When purchasing a new or used vehicle knowing what maintenance plan, service plan or warranty to get can be overwhelming. And in today’s economy, every cent spent needs to make sense for our specific circumstances. Les Mc Master, Chairman of the… more
    Editor 418
  • Engaging without Changing Gears
    Feb 16, 2016 On the Cees

    Engaging without Changing Gears

    It is really very simple. Having got itself deeply into a total dead-end, with a policy framework that doesn't deliver the growth and structural change goods, in an unfriendly world, making the most fundamental banana peel mistakes along the way,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 400
  • Fuel breather as exchange rate recovers
    Feb 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel breather as exchange rate recovers

    Welcome drop in petrol expected at the end of the month "The Rand has recouped some of its losses against the dollar and traded in a fairly narrow band since the end of January," the AA commented. "This is allowing South Africans to benefit from… more
    Automobile Association 394
  • Tenneco Celebrates Monroe® Centennial with Informative and Fun Monroe100.Com Website
    Feb 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tenneco Celebrates Monroe® Centennial with…

    Historical Highlights, Video Testimonials, Game Apps and More Designed for Automotive Professionals, Consumers Worldwide Brussels, Belgium February 2016 – Tenneco is continuing its year long celebration of the iconic Monroe® brand’s centennial with… more
    Editor 572
  • All-new Mazda MX-5 now with more than 15 awards globally
    Feb 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    All-new Mazda MX-5 now with more than 15 awards…

    Carrying on the tradition of its predecessors, the recently launched in South Africa, new edition of the roadster has now collected more than 15 prizes from around the world. Proud winner of Japan Car of the Year 2015-2016 and the Japan Automotive… more
    Editor 555
  • Rejigging Rand & Rate Forecasts
    Feb 15, 2016 On the Cees

    Rejigging Rand & Rate Forecasts

    The year is only six weeks old, and we have already enough earth-shaking events to mark a decade. It means the extreme scenarios get a greater look-in, as much the positive as the negative ones. Will SA end up in Rand territory 15-25:$ the next two… more
    Cees Bruggemans 420
  • GMSA Employees Unite to Send Water to Drought Stricken Areas
    Feb 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GMSA Employees Unite to Send Water to Drought…

    PORT ELIZABETH - Employees at General Motors South Africa (GMSA) recently joined the nationwide campaign to donate water to people living in drought-stricken areas. When the request to donate water was sent out to employees they immediately took up… more
    Editor 414
  • 2015 another record year for Maserati across the Middle East, India and Africa
    Feb 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    2015 another record year for Maserati across the…

    Dubai, 9 February 2016 - Italian luxury car manufacturer Maserati has achieved its 5th consecutive record year in terms of sales across the Middle East, India and Africa (MEIA) region in 2015. While 2013 saw the launch of the new Maserati… more
    Editor 411
  • Ending the Stampede
    Feb 15, 2016 On the Cees

    Ending the Stampede

    What will it take to end the stampede of the past six weeks in global markets? Is there good reason underwriting these market selloffs, or is it mostly emotion reacting to deepening uncertainty, many feeding off the anxiety of neighbours? Two… more
    Cees Bruggemans 427
  • Motul ready for another dynamic FIM Ice Speedway Gladiators season
    Feb 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Motul ready for another dynamic FIM Ice Speedway…

    After three extremely successful years of partnership with the unique FIM Ice Speedway Gladiators World Championship, Motul has renewed its involvement as a main partner in 2016. The 8-round, 7-weeked championship started on 9th January 2016 in… more
    Editor 410
  • Love your car this February
    Feb 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Love your car this February

    Take good care of your car to extend its life, increase its resale value “Regular car care is vital to ensuring your car operates optimally. And, perhaps more importantly, looking after your car will extend its good looks and improve its resale… more
    Automobile Association 404
  • Two Powerhouses Roar into the Miami International Boat Show
    Feb 15, 2016 Events

    Two Powerhouses Roar into the Miami International…

    Mercedes- AMG GT3 racecar Cigarette Racing Team 41' SD GT3 boat Miami, FL/USA - Two legendary brands united once again at the Miami International Boat Show. Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing joined forces for the sixth consecutive year to present… more
    Editor 1438
  • Summing All our Fears
    Feb 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Summing All our Fears

    Global panic infecting key markets is causing growing & spreading disruption, with heavy equity selloffs (into bear market territory), the US 10yr Treasury yield falling to 1.6% and gold reaching $1260 before receding to $1230 reflecting desperate… more
    Cees Bruggemans 441
  • G.U.D. Holdings sponsors Science Laboratory to Open Air School
    Feb 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    G.U.D. Holdings sponsors Science Laboratory to…

    On 9 February 2016 G.U.D. Holdings gifted Open Air School with a new Science Laboratory at the schools 95th Birthday celebration. Open Air School has made history in Durban as the first special needs schoolto offer Physics as a matric subject for… more
    Editor 414
  • American Recession?
    Feb 12, 2016 On the Cees

    American Recession?

    From a country genuinely on edge, given everything that has been assaulting us, externally and internally, South Africans have reason to stare at the US where many seem to think they too are heading for recession, too. Mistaken identity? While the… more
    Cees Bruggemans 484
  • SANRAL takes first steps to legal action
    Feb 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SANRAL takes first steps to legal action

    The Automobile Association (AA) says it is sure that the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) understands that it cannot threaten legal action against motorists unless it intends following through with court action. The AA’s comments follow… more
    Automobile Association 448
  • New updated version of the Monroe 2015/16 electronic catalogue
    Feb 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New updated version of the Monroe 2015/16…

    We are pleased to announce that a new updated version of our electronic catalogue is now available for download. This has all recent changes and additions to the 2015 / 2016 Monroe South Africa catalogue. Please use one of the links below depending… more
    Editor 440
  • Ctrack and Arrive Alive partnership attracts more than 1 million website visitors on Arrive Alive website in 2015
    Feb 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ctrack and Arrive Alive partnership attracts more…

    Partnership shows thirteen years of continued commitment to road safety in conjunction with South Africa’s biggest online road safety initiative Ctrack, a global vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions company, announced that it will… more
    Editor 474
  • Automotive incubator opens in Mdantsane
    Feb 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Automotive incubator opens in Mdantsane

    With potential to facilitate township revitalisation, a first of its kind, automotive aftermarket incubator opened for business in Fort Jackson, Mdantsane in Buffalo City Municipal area yesterday (Tues 9 February). With the partnership of big… more
    Editor 429
  • Safely using safety technology: The ABS of braking
    Feb 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Safely using safety technology: The ABS of…

    In the first part of this series, we looked at how to properly use safety belts to get their full effect. Your anti-lock braking system is another active safety feature which you need to know how to use before you can harness its full advantage. ABS… more
    Editor 421
  • The Recession Bogey
    Feb 12, 2016 On the Cees

    The Recession Bogey

    It took six years of deteriorating terms-of-trade, five years of less than half-mast business confidence, four years of stagnating and then declining SARB leading indicator, 30 months of falling car sales, two years of rising interest rates (so far… more
    Cees Bruggemans 454
  • Top GM Approved Body Repairers Awarded
    Feb 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Top GM Approved Body Repairers Awarded

    PORT ELIZABETH - Well equipped, skilled and highly trained to repair all General Motors vehicles that require collision, scratch and dent repairs. These are all traits of the dedicated men and women who work as GM Approved Body Repairers. The… more
    Editor 466
  • Motul unveils Onirika 2853
    Feb 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Motul unveils Onirika 2853

    Commissioned by Motul ltalia, the Motul Onirika 2853 is designed to break the mould. The project was conceived to celebrate Motul's forward-thinking vision, whilst supporting the fundraising initiatives of the Motul Corazon charity organization. The… more
    Editor 403
  • Questions about 2016
    Feb 10, 2016 On the Cees

    Questions about 2016

    It is not smooth sailing, 2016, after a wild January beginning. It may have come as a bit of a surprise that February has started so meek, encouraging even? We are still suffering from the ding-dong Nene firing. With junk hanging over our collective… more
    Cees Bruggemans 875
  • EPA Seeks to Prohibit Conversion of Vehicles into Racecars
    Feb 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    EPA Seeks to Prohibit Conversion of Vehicles into…

    SEMA To Oppose Action As Threat to Modified Racecars and Parts Suppliers Washington, DC (February 8, 2016) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a regulation to prohibit conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road… more
    Editor 400
  • Opinion piece: I'm ‘white’: What's my role?
    Feb 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Opinion piece: I'm ‘white’: What's my role?

    I'm 'white'. I have no mandate to write this, no political constituency. The views I express herein are influenced by my prejudice, to what extent I don't know. I cannot be completely objective; my experience, knowledge and understanding is simply… more
    Editor 410
  • AIDC and GEP support auto body repair students with tooling kits
    Feb 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    AIDC and GEP support auto body repair students…

    Winterveld, Pretoria (29 January 2016): The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), along with small business development agency partner, Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP), brought some late festive cheer to 33 students who recently… more
    Editor 449
  • Entrepreneurial Leaders to Share their Insight
    Feb 10, 2016 Events

    Entrepreneurial Leaders to Share their Insight

    Luvuyo Rani, entrepreneur and businessman will be inspiring speakers at this year’s Economic Development Conference 2016 hosted by the Rotary districts of Southern Africa, taking place at Kelvin Grove in Cape Town on Saturday, 27 February 2016. The… more
    Editor 1576
  • Build an empire, save Jozyville
    Feb 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Build an empire, save Jozyville

    By looking at waste differently, there are opportunities to make money and build an empire. Johannesburg – February, 2016 – To drive education about the benefits and opportunities that can be found in waste, the Recycling and Economic Development… more
    Editor 440
  • WABCO Rhino Incentive Programme
    Feb 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    WABCO Rhino Incentive Programme

    Read the latest edition of Braking News for the full details of the competition and other interesting information on the Wildlands Projects. For further information please contact Lorraine at lorrainew@wabco.co.za more
    Editor 846
  • What you need to know about Takata air bag recalls
    Feb 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    What you need to know about Takata air bag recalls

    Better safe than sorry – check your car “Our first message to all motorists in vehicles fitted with these air bags is not to panic but to nonetheless take the safety recall very seriously. Millions of cars around the world have been fitted with… more
    Automobile Association 828
  • Rand & Bond clawbacks?
    Feb 08, 2016 On the Cees

    Rand & Bond clawbacks?

    After the December Nene firing hurting us deeply, doubled up in January by another instalment of Chinese liberalization tribulations, the SA Rand and long bond yields ended up in deeply overshot territory. Indeed effective junk. There has been some… more
    Cees Bruggemans 574
  • Muddling Through NO option
    Feb 08, 2016 On the Cees

    Muddling Through NO option

    Borrowing from the British experience, their long drawn-out social muddles of the 19th and 20th century, in which social conscience (Labour) and greed a.k.a. commercial self-interest (Capitalists) battled each other, though not quite to a… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 449
  • One-in-seven suffer memory gaps when driving
    Feb 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    One-in-seven suffer memory gaps when driving

    Hi Folks… Ever heard of the expression – ‘driving on auto pilot’? Typically, it refers to when someone can’t recall what happened on a drive, particularly on a familiar route such as between home and work. According to research by the UK based AA,… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 615
  • Interest rate resistance
    Feb 08, 2016 On the Cees

    Interest rate resistance

    Emerging Markets like SA face two kinds of major external risks. Shock events roiling them (like the Chinese market liberalization disturbances). Or too much liveliness in major economies putting upward pressure on interest rates, affecting capital… more
    Cees Bruggemans 455
  • Continental Urea Sensor Helps to Make Diesel Engines Cleaner
    Feb 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Urea Sensor Helps to Make Diesel…

    Continental begins producing urea sensors for more efficient exhaust-gas aftertreatment in diesel engines The sensors measure the level, quality, and temperature of the aqueous urea solution in the “AdBlue®” tank, and ensure a lasting reduction in… more
    Editor 482
  • ContiTech timing belts offer high resistance to elongation, degradation and wear caused by high temperatures and under-bonnet conditions.
    Feb 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    RAM timing belts rebranded ContiTech

    RAM timing belts will be phased out and replaced by ContiTech timing belts The phasing out of RAM belts begins in January 2016 Johannesburg, January 2016.From January 2016, RAM timing belts will be discontinued in South Africa and be replaced with… more
    Editor 466
  • Looking to predict the future? Your car might hold the answers
    Feb 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Looking to predict the future? Your car might…

    Thought F1 was fast-paced? The speed of innovation in the automotive industry makes it look like a donkey cart race. The last few years have seen the development of disruptive new technologies that are set to change the face of society forever. Ever… more
    Editor 436
  • GM Reports Record Net Income of $9.7 Billion and Record EBIT-Adjusted of $10.8 Billion for 2015
    Feb 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GM Reports Record Net Income of $9.7 Billion and…

    Full-year 2015 EPS of $5.91; EPS-adjusted of $5.02, up 65 percent from 2014 Fourth quarter EPS of $3.92; EPS-adjusted of $1.39, up 17 percent from 2014 Fourth quarter net income of $6.3 billion; record EBIT-adjusted of $2.8 billion Returned $5.7 billion… more
    Editor 440
  • Jaguar Land Rover to road test future technology on the Uk's first connected corridor
    Feb 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jaguar Land Rover to road test future technology…

    A new 66 kilometre ‘living laboratory’ of UK roads will be used to test and develop next-generation connected and autonomous vehicle technologies A fleet of 100 ‘smart’ connected and autonomous technology research vehicles, including Jaguar and Land… more
    Editor 467
  • Tork Craft’s Palm Wrench the must have multi tool for everyone
    Feb 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tork Craft’s Palm Wrench the must have multi tool…

    A perfect product to stock Looking at 2nd revenue guarantee, stock up with the Tork Craft Palm Wrench, display them at your tills, counters or areas where they can be seen by all and guaranteed they will sell. They look desirable, interesting and… more
    Editor 474
  • Your car needs a service – you don’t need to be fooled
    Feb 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Your car needs a service – you don’t need to be…

    AA advises motorists to do their homework before servicing their cars One indication of how bad this problem is, is the fact that the Motor Industry Ombudsman (MIOSA) handles more than 4000 calls a month. Any disputes relating to work done on your… more
    Automobile Association 459
  • Psychology comeback?
    Feb 04, 2016 On the Cees

    Psychology comeback?

    After being bruised and battered in the closing moments of 2015 and by the opening moves of 2016, psychology appears to be making a modest comeback. But is it durable or of short duration? This as much by way of global markets being encouraged to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 456
  • First National Battery joins drought aid efforts
    Feb 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    First National Battery joins drought aid efforts

    Following the drought which has ravaged large parts of South Africa, First National Battery has taken the initiative to lend a hand during this time of need. Automotive Director at First National Battery, Andrew Webb, stated that they’re very… more
    Editor 454
  • Gumtree Head of Automotive, Jeff Osborne
    Feb 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Online car sales thrive, while new vehicle market…

    Online classified site Gumtree has once again been named the most trafficked online automotive site in South Africa, as per the latest release of Effective Measures (January 2015). Despite the fact January new vehicle sales demonstrated a whopping… more
    Editor 452
  • Vida and Shell announce 100th store in SA, in under 3 years
    Feb 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Vida and Shell announce 100th store in SA, in…

    There's no secret South Africans love their coffee - with new stores popping up on a weekly basis across the country, both through independent and retail chains. Two of the country's biggest players are leading the pack in the explosion of coffee in… more
    Editor 486
  • Hino SA's successful 2015 benefits from total support strategy
    Feb 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hino SA's successful 2015 benefits from total…

    The Hino Total Support programme, with its self-explanatory slogan of becoming a Partner of the Customer, which was rolled out globally two years ago by the leading Japanese truck manufacturer, was the main driver for the success enjoyed by Hino… more
    Editor 529
  • Mazda Motor Corporation extends the Airbag Recall Campaign on certain Mazda6 and Mazda RX-8 vehicles
    Feb 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mazda Motor Corporation extends the Airbag Recall…

    Mazda has announced a formal global recall covering a wider manufacturing period in order to place the highest priority on the safety of Mazda customers. This recall follows investigative recalls by Mazda in Japan and North America for three… more
    Editor 477
  • Revisiting Shock & Awe
    Feb 02, 2016 On the Cees

    Revisiting Shock & Awe

    Military terminology has its uses. Shock & awe. You get in a flash where that is leading. Are we witnessing the equivalent in our economy, being a small EM commodity producer in a badly upended world, further raked by many internal forces completely… more
    Cees Bruggemans 503
  • Mazda Financial Services celebrates its 1st Birthday
    Feb 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mazda Financial Services celebrates its 1st…

    Yesterday marked one year since Mazda Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd announced the Retail Finance Partnership with WesBank. On the 1st February 2015, Mazda Financial Services commenced operations as the official finance partner for Mazda Southern Africa… more
    Editor 492
  • What Lies in Store for 2016 – a Female Perspective
    Feb 02, 2016 The Phoenix

    What Lies in Store for 2016 – a Female Perspective

    From most perspectives, 2016 is threatening to be a tough year. Most pundits are having a field day predicting all sorts of economic pestilences that are to be visited upon us. This is particularly harsh for us hard-working and industrious folk, who… more
    The Phoenix 473
  • Our Enormous Black Swan
    Feb 02, 2016 The Phoenix

    Our Enormous Black Swan

    Harold Wilson, British prime minister in the 1960’s and 1970’s, is quoted as saying that “A week is a long time in politics”. Ironically this quote came in the midst of the sterling crisis in 1964, and long before the UDI (Universal Declaration of… more
    The Phoenix 481
  • Used market gains momentum as new car sales decline
    Feb 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Used market gains momentum as new car sales…

    New vehicle sales saw a sharp decline in the first month of 2016, reflecting the current sentiment in South Africa’s economy. The latest consolidated sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) shows… more
    Editor 477
  • Absa commentary: January 2016 Naamsa new vehicle sales report
    Feb 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Absa commentary: January 2016 Naamsa new vehicle…

    Vehicle Sales and Exports A total of 48 615 new vehicles were sold in the South African market in January 2016, which were 552 units and 1.1% less than total sales volumes in December last year. Sales were down by 3 613 units in January compared to… more
    Editor 487
  • Standard bank comments on Naamsa January 2016 new vehicle sales report
    Feb 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Standard bank comments on Naamsa January 2016 new…

    Nicholas Nkosi – Head of Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance, Retail Banking “New car sales continued on a downward trend declining by 6.9% year on year. This was slightly offset by the car rental industry making a strong 24.6% contribution.… more
    Editor 470
  • Naamsa comment on the January, 2016 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Feb 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa comment on the January, 2016 South African…

    In amplification of the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of January, 2016 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry - the Association commented that in line with general industry… more
    Editor 505
  • Thinking about this summer
    Feb 01, 2016 On the Cees

    Thinking about this summer

    It has been, to say the least, a very strange few weeks (months) this summer. How to place events in context? What implications, if any, for the year ahead? Things may look straightforward, but could easily not be. Five very distinct events happened… more
    Cees Bruggemans 900
  • The Life of Theobald M
    Feb 01, 2016 On the Cees

    The Life of Theobald M

    When history comes knocking, it looks like one darn thing after another but isn't. Exceptional personalities are of every age, yet when they rise to prominence they tend to be major tools, for good, bad or very bad. In our own modernity one can… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 466
  • New Textar spare parts catalogue now available
    Feb 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Textar spare parts catalogue now available

    with online and mobile versions Luxemburg/Leverkusen, January 2016 – TMD Friction launches new and even more user-friendly Textar spare parts catalogue for commercial vehicles The 2016 Textar spare parts catalogue provides a full overview of… more
    Editor 476
  • SAAW 2016: Meet Global Buyers
    Feb 01, 2016 Events

    SAAW 2016: Meet Global Buyers

    The South African Automotive Week is an international trade show that will take place from 11-13 October 2016. It is Africa’s automotive intellectual gathering and focuses on stimulating trade and partnership opportunities in manufacturing and the… more
    Editor 2032
  • NTSB 'most wánted' list for 2016: Reduce fatigue-related crashes
    Feb 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    NTSB 'most wánted' list for 2016: Reduce…

    Hi Folks… We are almost 1/12th into the year and, if we haven’t already done so in 2015, noted what we will be doing in 2016 to reduce crashes and fatalities in our organisations. Listed as the most wanted by NTSB (National Transportation Safety… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 472
  • Subaru Heads to Midmar Mile
    Feb 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Subaru Heads to Midmar Mile

    Subaru Pietermaritzburg is the 2016 Vehicle Partner of the aQuelle Midmar Mile From 13-14 February 2016, record numbers of international and local swimmers will head downstream to Midmar Dam just outside of Pietermaritzburg, to take on the challenge… more
    Editor 468
  • Coveted design awards for all-new KIA Sportage and Optima
    Feb 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Coveted design awards for all-new KIA Sportage…

    iF Design Awards for new compact SUV and mid-sized sedan Kia awarded prestigious design award seven years in a row KIA Motors has been awarded two new awards to add to its growing collection of prestigious prizes for the outstanding design of its… more
    Editor 470
  • SARB’s deeper dilemmas
    Feb 01, 2016 On the Cees

    SARB’s deeper dilemmas

    The SARB Governor likes to talk about his “policy dilemma”, the one about a weak (and weakening) economy and a high (and rising) inflation rate. What to do? Favour the weak economy with a dovish policy stance? Play the inflation nutter, resisting… more
    Cees Bruggemans 554
  • CAPAS expects significant increases in both exhibitors and buyers at 2016 show
    Jan 29, 2016 Events

    CAPAS expects significant increases in both…

    Huge success of previous CAPAS shows and favourable market make this an exhibition not to be missed New SUV and Off-Road Vehicle zone will meet demands of flourishing market and even more activities planned this year The Chengdu International Trade… more
    Editor 1326
  • Interest rate announcement January 2016
    Jan 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Interest rate announcement January 2016

    January 2016 – WesBank has noted the Reserve Bank’s decision to hike the interest by 50 basis points, bringing the effective repo rate to 6.75%. The prime lending rate will now change to 10.25%. The rate hike will affect buyers who have vehicle… more
    Editor 504
  • Renault reaffirms its ambitions in Iran
    Jan 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Renault reaffirms its ambitions in Iran

    For more than ten years, Groupe Renault has been active in Iran and consistent in its strategic choices. Since 2003, Renault and its Iranian partners, SAIPA and IRAN KHODRO, have produced close to 500,000 vehicles. Following the launches of the… more
    Editor 489
  • Exchange rate woes masked by weak oil price
    Jan 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Exchange rate woes masked by weak oil price

    Only oil's ongoing lower price is protecting South African motorists against the rampant Rand / US dollar exchange rate. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited month-end data released by the Central… more
    Automobile Association 484
  • New Appointments at Continental in the Truck Tires Replacement
    Jan 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Appointments at Continental in the Truck…

    Hanover, January, 2016. At the start of 2016, Continental reorganized its Truck Tires Replacement Business in the EMEA region. With the position of Sales Director for Truck Tires, the German premium tire manufacturer has established a separate… more
    Editor 501
  • The aftermath of a night on the town
    Jan 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The aftermath of a night on the town

    a look at the dangers of working machinery with a “hang-over” It has been a tough day. You make your way home, sit down in front of the TV, pop open a beer and unwind. You sit down for dinner and have another, and another. Before you know it, you… more
    Editor 499
  • Ulrich Kromer, Management Representative at Messe Stuttgart
    Jan 28, 2016 Events

    AMB Iran: New platform for expert knowledge in…

    VDW and Messe Stuttgart cooperate in Iran / AMB Iran Exhibition & Conference to take place from 30 May – 1 June 2016 in Teheran Messe Stuttgart and the German Machine Tool Builders' Association (VDW) are to organise a joint symposium with a trade… more
    Editor 1949
  • Post-Traumatic Global Stress
    Jan 28, 2016 On the Cees

    Post-Traumatic Global Stress

    You had to live through 2007-2009 to understand financial failure left many people around the world traumatized. Coming back was never going to be easy. And it hasn't been. The second and third round of resulting traumatizing events are only now… more
    Cees Bruggemans 471
  • ‘CNN Marketplace Africa’: Toyota in Africa
    Jan 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    ‘CNN Marketplace Africa’: Toyota in Africa

    During January, ‘CNN Marketplace Africa’ is airing a series of episodes featuring four of the biggest global brands in Africa. Each week, the programme focuses on operations of a brand on the ground, showing how it deals with infrastructural and… more
    Editor 551
  • Warren Olsen takes over as CEO of Sewells group in SA
    Jan 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Warren Olsen takes over as CEO of Sewells group…

    Warren Olsen has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Sewells Group in Sub-Sahara Africa. Sewells is a global consulting and outsourcing firm which specialises in the automotive industry and has been operating in South Africa since the late… more
    Editor 576
  • Social Pact Chimera
    Jan 28, 2016 On the Cees

    Social Pact Chimera

    A social pact is an agreement, to act in the best interests of all concerned, each perhaps doing some water in the wine, but overall achieving a practical “peace”, allowing society to achieve better outcomes rather than remaining in endless… more
    Cees Bruggemans 500
  • Taking quality to another level: Silicon carbide-based mechanical seals in many MEYLE water pumps
    Jan 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Taking quality to another level: Silicon…

    Newly developed mechanical seal material to extend service life Seal type of the MEYLE water pumps goes above and beyond the quality standards typically available in the independent aftermarket and is also used by leading car manufacturers Minimum… more
    Editor 490
  • A shockable summer
    Jan 26, 2016 On the Cees

    A shockable summer

    This summer, we got shocked (though not electrocuted) three times in quick succession: the Nene firing, the New Year financial Chinese fireworks, vicious drought. It sunk the Rand, and has by implication spiked inflation projections. Are interest… more
    Cees Bruggemans 542
  • AA becomes newest drop off site for Hope Grass Project
    Jan 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    AA becomes newest drop off site for Hope Grass…

    Bring your lawn cuttings to us to help feed needy animals The Automobile Association (AA) has partnered with AgriSA to become the newest drop-off site for the Hope Grass Project. This project collects lawn cuttings from homes, plots, and businesses,… more
    Editor 525
  • Quinton Pienaar, CEO of Agilitude
    Jan 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The reinvention of customer service through…

    Companies looking to leverage the advantages of advanced analytics and omni-channel communication require a deeper understanding of the customer journey. That’s the latest word on customer service from Quinton Pienaar, CEO of Agilitude a… more
    Editor 565
  • Second lucky draw segment at Tyrexpo Africa 2016
    Jan 25, 2016 Events

    Second lucky draw segment at Tyrexpo Africa 2016

    and a new Tyrexpo show added to the series Singapore, January 2016 - The Tyrexpo Africa 2016 is now just seven weeks away from opening at its established venue – The Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg between 8 to 10 March 2016. Following the… more
    Editor 2032
  • Danger of too narrow stories
    Jan 25, 2016 On the Cees

    Danger of too narrow stories

    Want to know what happened? THIS is what happened. Many stories, but mostly one story line, converging on a common tale, one dominant interpretation. Too little diverse thought. Yet Nature survives through wide diversification, many eggs, many… more
    Cees Bruggemans 492
  • A Tactical Retreat?
    Jan 24, 2016 On the Cees

    A Tactical Retreat?

    The rethink regarding finance Minister Nene’s successor in emergency session by the ANC leadership on December 13 was not an indication of a different school of political thinking winning out. Instead, pure self-preservation to the fore, apparently… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 538
  • Sexy Scooters for Top Sellers
    Jan 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Sexy Scooters for Top Sellers

    DEALERS REWARDED In December 2015, South Africa’s only OE shock absorber supplier to locally assembled passenger cars, Monroe, concluded a highly successful 2015 summer promotional campaign in conjunction with one of its major distributors,… more
    Editor 814
  • SAAW 2016: Make the most of these opportunties
    Jan 22, 2016 Events

    SAAW 2016: Make the most of these opportunties

    South African Automotive Week is the only automotive event in South Africa and one of a few on the continent that focuses on component manufacturing and the opportunities for trade in the manufacturing and down and up-stream sectors. Held every two… more
    Editor 2110
  • Ford Transforms Lives with Second Phase of Vastrap Container Housing Project
    Jan 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Transforms Lives with Second Phase of…

    Five shipping containers converted into 10 housing units, plus multi-purpose container for community activities, at Vastrap informal settlement in Booysens Park, Port Elizabeth Expansion from original five shipping containers installed during Ford's… more
    Editor 539
  • Central banks gearing up
    Jan 22, 2016 On the Cees

    Central banks gearing up

    The moment to get hawkish never materialised globally. Instead, the doves have seemingly right of way. The Fed may have started liftoff last month, but events since then have taken the world rather in a different direction in a matter of weeks.… more
    Cees Bruggemans 502
  • Will self driving cars allow for drinking & driving?
    Jan 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Will self driving cars allow for drinking &…

    Hi Folks... Welcome back - we trust that 2016 will be a safe driving experience for all whom you encounter. Obviously the horrific number of fatalities in the festive season still weighs heavily on our minds. One imagines, and trusts something will… more
    Editor 504
  • Weasel® nominated for the IFOY Award 2016
    Jan 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Weasel® nominated for the IFOY Award 2016

    SSI Schäfer wins a nomination for the inhouse-developed fleet solution with Weasel® driverless transport systems implemented at the NextLevel Logistik GmbH company near Schweinfurt in Germany. Be it containers, cartons, trays or other products of… more
    Editor 927
  • Racism: Do not whitewash the reality
    Jan 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Racism: Do not whitewash the reality

    Without condoning the remarks by Penny Sparrow, she's done this nation a huge favour. Depending on your background and where you find yourself, you may also think that in various areas of society our nation is in severe trouble. Penny's remarks have… more
    Editor 522
  • Getting our bearings
    Jan 21, 2016 On the Cees

    Getting our bearings

    Events in recent weeks have been dominated mainly by political and financial news. The shock reaction to the Nene firing, the Rand reaching 18:$ before only partially correcting, the jump in long bond yields to nearly 10% (whereas America’s is below… more
    Cees Bruggemans 524
  • Save fuel the smart way
    Jan 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Save fuel the smart way

    Automobile Association says a little saved every month will add up It is going to be rough year, and as we try to make that December salary last to the end of January, there are some things we can do save money, and stretch our Rand a little… more
    Automobile Association 513
  • Keep your car battery cool in the heat
    Jan 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Keep your car battery cool in the heat

    Whether you’re out on the open road or just at home, your car battery can take a beating during the summer months. Contrary to popular belief, skyrocketing temperatures pose a greater threat to your car battery than winter chills. Here’s why.… more
    Editor 529
  • Martina Bergmann to be the new Vice President Digital Business at Messe Frankfurt
    Jan 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Martina Bergmann to be the new Vice President…

    As of 1 April 2016, Martina Bergmann will be taking over as Vice President of Digital Business at Messe Frankfurt, where she will be responsible for the continued development of online products and services for exhibitors and visitors on the… more
    Editor 507
  • Market Puzzles
    Jan 20, 2016 On the Cees

    Market Puzzles

    Perhaps I am the only one to be surprised, in which case pass. But I have found the response to some Chinese and oil events puzzling, as if markets have only very recently woken up to certain tendencies whereas these have been there for much longer.… more
    Cees Bruggemans 534
  • Tyre safety project enters tenth year - Bridgestone
    Jan 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tyre safety project enters tenth year -…

    Bridgestone South Africa's ongoing Tyre Safety initiative enters its tenth year in 2016. Since the project started with pilot surveys in two locations in 2007, it has grown to five to six surveys a year, conducted in both inland and coastal areas of… more
    Editor 521
  • Continental invites stakeholders to a global dialog on automated driving
    Jan 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental invites stakeholders to a global…

    Now the future of automated driving has a neutral, public address online, www.2025AD.com The new website fosters discussions of legal and social aspects on the mobility of the future Detroit, Michigan. The technology company Continental launched… more
    Editor 548
  • Birth Pangs 2016
    Jan 19, 2016 On the Cees

    Birth Pangs 2016

    The year wasn't supposed to start like this. One darn thing after another. Not so much crisis stations as having to manage the unexpected, with fallout of course registering in Rand and JSE stock market. The Big Thing, feared for well over a year,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 680
  • South Africa balancing on the edge
    Jan 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    South Africa balancing on the edge

    corporate SA share their views for 2016 Johannesburg, January 2016 – South Africa will narrowly escape a technical recession with economic growth of 1.5%1 expected for the year 2015. With a marginal rise in GDP growth predicted for 2016 (to 1.7%2),… more
    Editor 552
  • SA consumer resilience
    Jan 18, 2016 On the Cees

    SA consumer resilience

    With the economy performing all weaker, to the point of setting in motion a recession debate (meaning national output and real income actually dropping for two or more quarters), agriculture devastated by the lowest rainfall in 55 years, motor car… more
    Cees Bruggemans 573
  • Emotion takes over?
    Jan 18, 2016 On the Cees

    Emotion takes over?

    There are two major areas where emotion has heated up to the point of driving events. Domestically, race is getting more attention. Globally, financial markets are giving the impression of more than just an orderly retreat, meaning there are whiffs… more
    Cees Bruggemans 553
  • What are we to believe?
    Jan 18, 2016 On the Cees

    What are we to believe?

    Finance Minister Gordhan has made an early start with damage control following unfortunate events late last year, with him apparently the cabinet’s new point man to clear debris. But worse than no information is a little information that is open to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 508
  • Andrew Kirby appointed as Executive Vice President of Toyota South Africa Motors
    Jan 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Andrew Kirby appointed as Executive Vice…

    Andrew Kirby appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Toyota South Africa Motors takes pleasure in announcing the appointment of Andrew Kirby, Senior Vice President of Corporate Administration, to the position of the… more
    Editor 530
  • Ford Achieves Record Sales in 2015
    Jan 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Achieves Record Sales in 2015

    Ford was South Africa's second-best selling brand through dealer channel last year Best-ever annual sales volume, up 10.4% year-on-year, overall market share of 14.2% Ford Ranger the top-selling vehicle in December, annual sales up by 18.1% EcoSport… more
    Editor 517
  • Toyota wins inaugural Cars.co.za brand of the year
    Jan 18, 2016 Events

    Toyota wins inaugural Cars.co.za brand of the year

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) was named 2016 Brand of the Year at the inaugural Cars.co.za Consumer Awards on Thursday. In this category, South African car owners rated their own vehicles for reliability, after-sales service, cost of ownership… more
    Editor 2257
  • Ford Accelerates Production of Performance Cars for Europe as First All-New Focus RS Rolls off the Line
    Jan 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Accelerates Production of Performance Cars…

    Ford expects to produce about 41,000 performance cars - including Fiesta ST, Focus ST, Focus RS, Mustang and Ford GT - destined for customers in Europe in 2016 - up from 29,000 in 2015 - a 40 per cent increase year-on-year Demand for Ford's… more
    Editor 519
  • Oil price bonanza muted by exchange rate
    Jan 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Oil price bonanza muted by exchange rate

    South Africa's sagging Rand / US dollar exchange rate continues to take the shine off ongoing international oil price weakness. This is based on unaudited mid-month data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). "Had the exchange rate remained flat… more
    Automobile Association 518
  • Updated Volvo XC90 trophy cabinet
    Jan 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Updated Volvo XC90 trophy cabinet

    Updated Volvo XC90 trophy cabinet The internationally applauded Volvo XC90 continues to rack up trophies on both the South African and international stages. As the first in Volvo's new line-up of exquisitely-crafted, ultimately Swedish luxury… more
    Editor 678
  • Rafael Nadal unveils KIA’s newest X-Car at Australian Open 2016
    Jan 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Rafael Nadal unveils KIA’s newest X-Car at…

    Rafael Nadal unveils customer KIA Sportage inspired by Twentieth Century Fox’s X-Men character, Mystique KIA Motors supplies 110 official fleet vehicles for this year’s Australian Open Championship (SEOUL) January 15, 2016 – Tennis superstar and KIA… more
    Editor 538
  • Revealing Start to 2016
    Jan 15, 2016 On the Cees

    Revealing Start to 2016

    It isn't only the prez that should be in focus but also the Board, that handful of individuals running the larger political show, and not for ceremony either it would seem, considering finance minister recalls. A closing 2015 Etv interview with Tito… more
    Cees Bruggemans 517
  • Continental Continues to Play a Major Role in Enhancing Vehicle Engine Performance
    Jan 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Wards 10 best engines 2016

    Continental Continues to Play a Major Role in Enhancing Vehicle Engine Performance Seven of the Ward’s 10 Best Engines feature Continental powertrain technologies Continental supplies components for highly efficient gasoline and electric engines… more
    Editor 603
  • Volvo Cars showcases intelligent media streaming and wearable voice control
    Jan 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Cars showcases intelligent media streaming…

    Intelligent video streaming to optimise new-age bandwidth on the road Autonomous driving time dedicated to driver relaxation and entertainment Wearable technology meets Volvo cars with voice control Volvo Cars and Ericsson developing intelligent… more
    Editor 591
  • The Naked Tide
    Jan 14, 2016 On the Cees

    The Naked Tide

    Warren Buffett likes to say that when the tide goes out, we can see who has been swimming naked. That applies to overborrowed households and overleveraged companies. But it also applies to monoculture countries, ones who have allowed any narrow… more
    Cees Bruggemans 547
  • GM Increases Earnings Outlook for 2016; Announces Increased Returns to Shareholders
    Jan 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GM Increases Earnings Outlook for 2016; Announces…

    2016 EPS-adjusted outlook increased to between $5.25 and $5.75 Share repurchase program now totals up to $9.0 billion Six percent increase in quarterly dividend to $0.38 per share DETROIT - General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced an increase… more
    Editor 538
  • Konstantin von Vieregge to join South African Shows Messe Frankfurt as CEO
    Jan 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Konstantin von Vieregge to join South African…

    Effective 1 March 2016, Konstantin von Vieregge (37) will be the new CEO of African subsidiary South African Shows Messe Frankfurt in Johannesburg. In doing so, he will be joining the existing management team. Uwe Behm, Member of the Executive Board… more
    Editor 602
  • Volvo Cars reports global sales record of 503 127 units in 2015
    Jan 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Cars reports global sales record of 503 127…

    Volvo Cars sold 503 127 vehicles in 2015, the first time it has sold more than half a million cars in its 89 year history. The new sales record underscores the strength and sustainability of Volvo's ongoing operational and financial transformation.… more
    Editor 546
  • Identifying alcohol or drug abuse in the workplace is beneficial both to employers and employees
    Jan 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Identifying alcohol or drug abuse in the…

    Alcohol or substance dependence has a significant effect on an employee’s ability to contribute to the company’s success. Economically speaking, an addiction can increase absenteeism, reduce productivity and escalate accident rates. However,… more
    Editor 568
  • SA 2016 inward focus
    Jan 13, 2016 On the Cees

    SA 2016 inward focus

    Six years out of seven on average in the US economy, (according to ex-Fed chair Alan Greenspan, a practiced observer of things practical), the forces of growth prevail. In the seventh year these don't so much rest as go on the backfoot, to the point… more
    Cees Bruggemans 558
  • Win A Free Night Hotel Accommodation at Tyrexpo Africa 2016
    Jan 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Win A Free Night Hotel Accommodation at Tyrexpo…

    Singapore, January 2016 - With the impending opening of yet another Tyrexpo Africa show on 8 March 2016, the enthusiastic interest in this highly important show for the South African tyre market continues to gather momentum. In particular, the new… more
    Editor 597
  • Road death statistics are deeply worrying
    Jan 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Road death statistics are deeply worrying

    AA calls for concerted effort to reduce road crash fatalities Figures released by Transport Minister Dipuo Peters in Pretoria today show that road fatalities over the festive season increased by a staggering 14 percent on the previous year.… more
    Automobile Association 537
  • Dream Result for the Dream-Car Brand
    Jan 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Dream Result for the Dream-Car Brand

    Detroit. Mercedes-Benz starts the New Year with the wind in its sales. In 2015, the brand delivered over 13 percent more vehicles worldwide than in the previous year - achieving its fifth record result in a row. The new E-Class, which celebrates its… more
    Editor 569
  • Stay on top of automotive technology with the MEYLE training program
    Jan 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Stay on top of automotive technology with the…

    Sharing field-relevant knowledge: Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG offers services to ensure professional repairs Four training modules translate theory into practice Upon agreement with parts dealer: training seminars when and where you need them… more
    Editor 550
  • Infiniti Breaks New Global Sales Record in 2015
    Jan 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Infiniti Breaks New Global Sales Record in 2015

    Record sales of 215,250 vehicles; 16% increase year-over-year Passing 200,000 global sales mark for the first time in history All-time record in all regions and many individual markets Fastest growing premium brand in China second year in a row… more
    Editor 560
  • Rand sinks away 2001-style
    Jan 12, 2016 On the Cees

    Rand sinks away 2001-style

    The last time the Dollar more than doubled in value against the Rand was in 2000-2001, when it went from 6:$ to 13.85:$. This time it took five years to crack the same barrier, from 7:$ in 2010 through 14:$ in 2015. These past four weeks we added… more
    Cees Bruggemans 521
  • Toyota's winning streak: 36 years as top-selling brand
    Jan 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota's winning streak: 36 years as top-selling…

    Toyota still leads the way after 36 years Hilux remains SA's favourite vehicle in 2015 Toyota led the way in 2015 as South African new-vehicle sales recorded yet another dip in year-on-year sales. Posting the company's 36th straight year as the… more
    Editor 576
  • Targets for 2015 Comfortably Achieved: Continental Posts Good Performance in Challenging Environment
    Jan 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Targets for 2015 Comfortably Achieved:…

    Automotive supplier publishes preliminary key data for fiscal 2015 Sales up 14 percent to about 39.2 billion Euros Adjusted EBIT of 4.4 billion Euros generated (margin 11.7 percent) Outlook for 2016: targeted increase in sales of around 5 percent to… more
    Editor 580
  • Pentosin CHF 11S
    Jan 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Pentosin fluid for vehicle hydraulics and power…

    Pentosin CHF 11S Long-Life Synthetic Hydraulic Fluid For Vehicle Hydraulics Following the worldwide acquisition of Pentosin by Fuchs Lubricants, Fuchs has made available a range of Pentosin lubricants for the local market. Pentosin, based in… more
    Editor 629
  • Datsun SA reveals 100 000 Stories winner and runners up
    Jan 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Datsun SA reveals 100 000 Stories winner and…

    Little more than a year after its launch, the Datsun GO reached the 100 000 customer mark. In celebration of this milestone, the company invited proud GO owners in Russia, Indonesia, India and South Africa to submit their inspirational and… more
    Editor 579
  • Find your best - Episode 3 - #EveryTerrain
    Jan 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Find your best - Episode 3 - #EveryTerrain

    Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 experiences the best in the heart of Wild Coast, Eastern Cape The third episode from the hugely successful #EveryTerrain, Find Your Best campaign will be released in 13 days. 'Find your Best' is a six part series of showcase… more
    Editor 616
  • Gordhan resetting the dial?
    Jan 11, 2016 On the Cees

    Gordhan resetting the dial?

    SA is still absorbing external headwinds (commodity prices sliding), has to face up to a major drought, and remains on a Zuma trajectory of clashing public and private paradigms, fading business confidence, growth stagnation and slipping fiscals… more
    Cees Bruggemans 575

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