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  • GMSA's HR Manager Launches Career Advice Journal for Women
    Aug 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GMSA's HR Manager Launches Career Advice Journal…

    Port Elizabeth - In the spirit of celebrating women during Women's Month, General Motors South Africa's (GMSA) human resources (HR) manager launched a journal containing career advice, called Sharing Success. Inspired by the number of women in top… more
    Editor 55
  • Toyota is South Africa's favourite car brand
    Aug 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota is South Africa's favourite car brand

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has scooped the Sunday Times Top Brand award as the best regarded car brand in the Consumer category in 2016. It is the second time that TSAM has won an award in this category. The 2016 survey results were announced… more
    Editor 53
  • Small Business Friday encourages a focus on customer service
    Aug 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Small Business Friday encourages a focus on…

    As South Africa continues to grow and develop its entrepreneurial spirit and build businesses that last, Mike Anderson, Founder & CEO of the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), says that SMEs need to be cognisant of the important role customer… more
    Editor 56
  • Running at full charge - Maintaining your car battery is vital
    Aug 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Running at full charge - Maintaining your car…

    It may be small, but it’s the heartbeat of your vehicle. Your battery delivers the voltage to start your car, provides the power for the electrical mechanisms in your vehicle, and stabilises the energy supply. Battery Hub offers batteries of all… more
    Editor 48
  • Kids not listening? Maybe there’s a reason why
    Aug 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Kids not listening? Maybe there’s a reason why

    With two major motoring events coming up in September, Hearing Protection & Communication (HPC) has warned car fans to consider suitable hearing protection – especially for children. The Festival of Motoring South Africa at Kyalami is just around… more
    Editor 59
  • Being-left-behind Anger
    Aug 26, 2016 On the Cees

    Being-left-behind Anger

    Modern economic development dating from the 1600s has been a turbulent, dynamic affair. A continuous stream of new change agents appearing, even as old interests became outflanked or overwhelmed, some eventually giving way. The adjustment costs of… more
    Editor 45
  • Sugar tax may eat into the economy
    Aug 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Sugar tax may eat into the economy

    Article by: Lullu Krugel (Chief Economist and Director at KPMG), Cézanne Samuel and Maura Feddersen (Economists in Financial Risk Management, KPMG in South Africa) There has been a great deal of public discourse about the possible impact of the… more
    KPMG 68
  • Mercedes-Benz South Africa offers complimentary driver training as part of National Transport Month
    Aug 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa offers complimentary…

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa operates as a responsible corporate citizen Aim to produce trained, trusted and tested drivers through driver training from Daimler Trucks & Buses South Africa's Department of Transport will once again embark on its annual… more
    Editor 57
  • Quads 4 Quads off-road motorbike event
    Aug 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Quads 4 Quads off-road motorbike event

    Durban, South Africa – One of the most famous quadriplegics known to us, the late Christopher Reeve, actor, film director, author and activist, is quoted as saying: “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in… more
    Editor 100
  • Absa Cape Epic gears up for change
    Aug 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Absa Cape Epic gears up for change

    Special focus on Untamed African MTB race’s development category and charities THE Absa Cape Epic is taking steps to boost its development rider category to help nurture future mountain bike champions. In addition to the teams fielded by the Exxaro… more
    Editor 62
  • SA's Next Major Choice
    Aug 25, 2016 On the Cees

    SA's Next Major Choice

    The electorate has finally again spoken. A few key municipal signboards have changed hands, crucially NMB, Tswane & Johannesburg, but also some important smaller cities. Combined opposition now has its work cut out, making service delivery work, in… more
    Cees Bruggemans 55
  • Costly politics hits Rand
    Aug 25, 2016 On the Cees

    Costly politics hits Rand

    It is not a simple business, power politics. As our internal political strains intensify, sacrificing our financial health appears to be a minor matter. With the local elections dealing the ANC a brutal reality check, and advancing opposition… more
    Cees Bruggemans 49
  • Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa Celebrates Diversity of Women Working at its Manufacturing Plants
    Aug 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa Celebrates…

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa is celebrating the diversity of the women working at its manufacturing plants both in Struandale, Port Elizabeth and Silverton Pretoria, this women’s month. Ford is a company highly committed to developing and… more
    Editor 94
  • Automotive Business Review - September 2016
    Aug 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Automotive Business Review - September 2016

    The September 2016 edition of aBr is significant in that it represents eight years of ground breaking journalism in the automotive aftermarket space. aBr’s phoenix like rising was a classic example of the law of unintended consequences, with Words… more
    Editor 72
  • SA ratings: Battle of wits
    Aug 24, 2016 On the Cees

    SA ratings: Battle of wits

    There is this palatable anxiety that just because we missed the ratings culling knife last May/June, doesn't mean we will miss our encounter in December, with all the cost-enhancing implications that a downgrade would bring in its wake. But hang in… more
    Cees Bruggemans 69
  • Some minimum salaries are much higher than you think.
    Aug 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Some minimum salaries are much higher than you…

    The recent appointment of a seven-member panel of experts by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, has the nation debating the value and relevance of a proposed minimum wage for all workers. In this debate, it would be helpful to consider sectors that… more
    Editor 66
  • Local charities benefit from Volkswagen's Community Trust cheque handover
    Aug 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Local charities benefit from Volkswagen's…

    Nine charities, the latest beneficiaries of the Volkswagen for Good initiative Volkswagen to invest R15-million on CSI initiatives in 2016 Under the flagship Volkswagen for Good initiative, charities and community-based sporting associations have… more
    Editor 76
  • SKF introduces new packaging design for vehicle aftermarket products
    Aug 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF introduces new packaging design for vehicle…

    SKF recently unveiled a new packaging design for its vehicle aftermarket products that reached European customers in April of this year and has now reached our market. The new design stays true to the company’s recognizable blue colour and… more
    Editor 88
  • Tenneco celebrates 100 years of Monroe®, highlights latest technologies at Automechanika
    Aug 23, 2016 Events

    Tenneco celebrates 100 years of Monroe®,…

    Tenneco, a leading global manufacturer of ride control and emission control products, is celebrating the centennial of the Monroe® shock absorber brand and previewing an array of next-generation suspension and exhaust technologies at Automechanika,… more
    Editor 238
  • #CarseatFullstop asks you to donate old car seats for 67 days
    Aug 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    #CarseatFullstop asks you to donate old car seats…

    The #CarseatFullstop campaign was launched on Mandela Day, 18 July 2016, on The Expresso Morning Show. Campaign creator Mandy Lee Miller felt this was the perfect day to launch an initiative designed to make a real and lasting change on South… more
    Editor 156
  •  City of Tshwane to host the 6th Edition of Sports and Events Tourism Exchange
    Aug 23, 2016 Events

    City of Tshwane to host the 6th Edition of…

    The 6th edition of the Sports and Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) Conference, will run from the 25-27 October 2016 at the Protea Hotel Fire&Ice! Menlyn. SETE is a dynamic business-to-business platform that is aimed at positioning South Africa as a… more
    Editor 238
  • Update. NAACAM Show latest exhibitors
    Aug 23, 2016 Events

    Update. NAACAM Show latest exhibitors

    The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa (NAACAM) is pleased to announce that the inaugural NAACAM Show will take place at the ICC Durban from April 5-7 2017. more
    Editor 204
  • Aug 22, 2016 Events

    Johannesburg Boat Show Opens This Week

    26 - 28 August 2016, Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec Spring officially kicks off on 1 September and there is no better opportunity to view the latest boats, marine engines, personal watercraft, boating, angling and dive accessories than at the… more
    Editor 228
  • “Lekker Ou Jan” Isuzu from SAC
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    “Lekker Ou Jan” Isuzu from SAC

    Did you know that there is anything between 70 and 110Nm of additional torque just waiting for you in the D-TEQ engine of your Isuzu KB300? With the new “Lekker Ou Jan” performance upgrade from Steves Auto Clinic, you are mere minutes away from… more
    Editor 85
  • Gumtree users vote Toyota as South Africa's top car brand
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Gumtree users vote Toyota as South Africa's top…

    In a survey conducted by Gumtree South Africa on the differences between men and women when purchasing a car, SA's leading carmaker was voted as the preferred car brand by both men and women. For the ladies, Toyota was named as their 'mark' of… more
    Editor 118
  • The Waning Years
    Aug 22, 2016 On the Cees

    The Waning Years

    The ANC's reality of governing a modern country started in 1994. Choices then made, with course corrections along the way, would in time contribute to future outcomes, either favourably or unfavourably reflecting on the party. Its political… more
    Cees Bruggemans 76
  • 60 years on, the Etoile Filante and the Dauphine tread American soil again
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    60 years on, the Etoile Filante and the Dauphine…

    The Renault Etoile Filante* has returned to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA, where, six decades ago, in August 1956, it famously clocked up a speed of 308.9kph to establish four new world records, two of which stand to this day. Meanwhile, to… more
    Editor 78
  • A very careful Fed
    Aug 22, 2016 On the Cees

    A very careful Fed

    A very careful, thoughtful Fed riding herd, deep in thought, examining incoming evidence from every angle, preferring to stick with neutrality, prodding lightly here, holding off there, moving the herd along, keeping it going but not wanting to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 70
  • Tailgaiting
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tailgaiting

    When tailgated, some frustrated drivers make the impulsive decision to “tap the brake” — either a light tap on the brake to warn the offending vehicle or braking suddenly in an attempt to warn (punish) the tailgater to increase their following… more
    Editor 73
  • AutoTrader announced as new support sponsor for WesBank SA Car of the Year
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    AutoTrader announced as new support sponsor for…

    Johannesburg, South Africa – The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) is proud to announce an important new sponsorship partner to its longest running and most prestigious annual activity, the WesBank South African Car of the Year… more
    Editor 89
  • Jeep 75th Anniversary
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jeep 75th Anniversary

    Johannesburg - Jeep® - one of the world's few, true icons - is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2016. To mark the occasion, the Jeep brand is creating distinctive, unique 75th Anniversary Edition models - Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, Renegade and… more
    Editor 123
  • VWSA and BP/Castrol bring benefits of global partnership to motorists in South Africa
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    VWSA and BP/Castrol bring benefits of global…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has adopted and localised key elements of the global strategic partnership between Volkswagen Group and BP/Castrol Global. The agreement includes cooperation between the two companies in the main areas such as:… more
    Editor 124
  • South Africa can’t afford its bronze economic status
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    South Africa can’t afford its bronze economic…

    2016 has proved challenging for South Africa and just when we thought our woes could not get worse, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) rated us as the third-largest economy on the continent behind Egypt and Nigeria. This is the first time we have… more
    Editor 75
  • Vehicle recalls – why so many unsafe vehicles remain on our roads
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Vehicle recalls – why so many unsafe vehicles…

    The number of vehicle recalls over the last decade has increased significantly. Unfortunately the number of vehicle owners bringing in their vehicles for the necessary repairs is nowhere near where it should be for the number of recalls, says Vishal… more
    Editor 82
  • Polo goes above and beyond with Land Rover
    Aug 22, 2016 Events

    Polo goes above and beyond with Land Rover

    Land Rover provides polo gear for development players Two players given an opportunity to develop their polo careers Team Above and Beyond to play at the Land Rover Africa Cup One of the many highlights at the 2016 Land Rover Africa Cup polo… more
    Editor 244
  • Messe Frankfurt India’s “India Automotive Forum” emphasises on innovation, design and development as key to becoming world class
    Aug 22, 2016 Events

    Messe Frankfurt India’s “India Automotive Forum”…

    The two-day high level conference - India Automotive Forum was held on 28 – 29 July, 2016 at Le Meridien, New Delhi powered by “Automechanika Academy”, Messe Frankfurt’s globally renowned series of conferences. The theme of the conference was Indian… more
    Editor 303
  • New SA political challenges
    Aug 22, 2016 On the Cees

    New SA political challenges

    These are interesting political (economic) choices. The ANC preferring purest collective responsibility (nobody falling on his own knife in case of outright failure). The DA wanting to be able showcase delivery in many more key places (but as yet… more
    Cees Bruggemans 74
  • Cape Town’s Freeway Management System – watching over your safety
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Cape Town’s Freeway Management System – watching…

    Cape Town, August 2016 – More than 240 strategically placed CCTV cameras on Cape Town’s major freeways feed real-time information on traffic conditions to SANRAL’s Traffic Management System, day and night. Engineering manager for operations at… more
    Editor 94
  • Avis sponsors the gift of mobility
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Avis sponsors the gift of mobility

    Imagine not being able to walk, stand or run as a child, this has been a reality for seven-year-old Tshepo Rasebeka as he had a congenial birth defect that resulted in the amputation of his legs. On Thursday 18 August 2016, Tshepo received a new… more
    Editor 87
  • WOW, Hyundai Tucson is Women On Wheels' Car of the Year
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    WOW, Hyundai Tucson is Women On Wheels' Car of…

    The Hyundai Tucson has won the 2016 Women on Wheels (WOW) Car of the Year Award. Hyundai's top-selling new SUV, launched in March this year, won the vote of an all-women judging panel which included Women On Wheels editor Juliet McGuire and 9 other… more
    Editor 88
  • Volvo Car South Africa supports #CarseatFullstop initiative
    Aug 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Car South Africa supports #CarseatFullstop…

    In an effort to raise child safety awareness in South Africa, Volvo Car South Africa has partnered with the #CarseatFullstop campaign which seeks to enlighten and inspire parents, and ultimately help them to take better care in protecting their… more
    Editor 100
  • Solid performance from energy storage vertical underpins first half profitability
    Aug 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Solid performance from energy storage vertical…

    Multi-year supply agreement for EFB start/stop business secured with Daimler AG in Germany Metair completes strategic redesign Revenue up 14% to R4 billion (2015: R 3.5 billion) Solid performance from Energy Storage Vertical Daimler AG Germany EFB… more
    Editor 119
  • Big Bile Rising
    Aug 19, 2016 On the Cees

    Big Bile Rising

    On a nice day you can see forever, they say. That's true enough. But once the denials have been shaken out of the tree, what is left staring us in the face? Today’s Big Bile Rising? There is palatable uncertainty worldwide concerning a crop of major… more
    Cees Bruggemans 83
  • Development of African Automotive Sector Led by New Industry Association
    Aug 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Development of African Automotive Sector Led by…

    African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) aims to unlock the economic potential and promote automotive sector across the continent Focus on driving investments in infrastructure, skills development, promotion of investor friendly… more
    Editor 96
  • Cyclists, motorists must work together for safety
    Aug 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Cyclists, motorists must work together for safety

    In anticipation of another beautiful South African spring and summer, many of us are looking forward to enjoying the warmer weather outdoors. This will include cyclists who remain a vulnerable group among road users. The Automobile Association (AA)… more
    Automobile Association 154
  • Excitement mounts as annual Volkswagen 10km run draws near
    Aug 19, 2016 Events

    Excitement mounts as annual Volkswagen 10km run…

    8 more days to go until the Volkswagen 10km Run Following the success of the VW 5km Fun Run in Uitenhage which has seen over a 1 000 participants since the inaugural event in 2015, the Volkswagen Athletics Club has decided to take things further by… more
    Editor 265
  • Clinton Presidency & SA risk
    Aug 19, 2016 On the Cees

    Clinton Presidency & SA risk

    Trump has made a speciality out of the outrageous, upset many people but kept coming on. However, scaling up from petty outrage among the relative few 13 million early followers, it is a different challenge entirely when preparing for the final… more
    Cees Bruggemans 78
  • GMSA's Second Facility Declared Landfill Free
    Aug 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GMSA's Second Facility Declared Landfill Free

    Port Elizabeth - With yet another facility being declared landfill free, General Motors South Africa (GMSA) is moving closer to the company's global environmental goal to achieve zero waste to landfill by 2020 GMSA's Vehicle Conversion and… more
    Editor 94
  • HiCarByeCar – online dating site for car sellers and motor dealers launches in SA
    Aug 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    HiCarByeCar – online dating site for car sellers…

    Cape Town – August 2016: In a match made in heaven, a new online platform, HiCarByeCar.com, is set to give private car owners the pick of dealer prices when selling their second-hand vehicles, while simultaneously sourcing a wide range of stock very… more
    Editor 104
  • A very careful Fed
    Aug 19, 2016 On the Cees

    A very careful Fed

    A very careful, thoughtful Fed riding herd, deep in thought, examining incoming evidence from every angle, preferring to stick with neutrality, prodding lightly here, holding off there, moving the herd along, keeping it going but not wanting to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 86
  • Ford Targets Fully Autonomous Vehicle for Ride Sharing in 2021
    Aug 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Targets Fully Autonomous Vehicle for Ride…

    Invests in New Tech Companies, Doubles Silicon Valley Team Ford announces intention to deliver high-volume, fully autonomous vehicle for ride sharing in 2021 Ford investing in or collaborating with four startups on autonomous vehicle development… more
    Editor 120
  • Ford Earns Three Exporter of the Year Merit Awards
    Aug 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Earns Three Exporter of the Year Merit Awards

    Best Exporter OEM Merit Award complements 2013 and 2015 category wins Recipient of SJM Flex Environmental Merit Award for the fourth consecutive year Winner of the IDC Job Creation Merit Award PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 16 August, 2016 - The Ford… more
    Editor 104
  • ‘Rhino Whisperer’ receives a Forever Wild sponsored Amarok
    Aug 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    ‘Rhino Whisperer’ receives a Forever Wild…

    Conservation Manager at the forefront of rhino preservation in the Eastern Cape Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles continues support of Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative by renewing vehicle sponsorship When one hears names like Celiwe, Harry,… more
    Editor 96
  • Business as usual post elections
    Aug 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Business as usual post elections

    The recent elections may not have been a definitive turning point in South African politics, but they certainly were an indication that change is in the air.Speaking at the Business Day Dialogues event at an event fired up by Nando’s recently on… more
    Editor 99
  • William Skinner, a Senior Consulting Associate at Sewells MSXI, is also a very good golfer. He recently returned from the UK where he played in a major tournament, the Seniors Amateur Championship at the Formby Golf Club. He scored 160 (79 and 81) in the first two rounds but unfortunately missed the cut, which began at 158.
    Aug 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Understanding people is a secret for success in…

    “People are my product. I have a passion for people, particular understanding how they think.” This is the business philosophy of William Skinner, who has been through the ranks in the retail motor industry and is now a Senior Consulting Associate… more
    Editor 86
  • Eastern section of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre – more room, new exhibitors, improved structure
    Aug 16, 2016 Events

    Eastern section of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition…

    In the eastern section of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre (Halls 1-6) during Automechanika 2016, visitors will find everything they can fit into or onto motor vehicles. The exhibitors in the western section of the Exhibition Centre (Halls 8 –… more
    Editor 297
  • Safeline brakes launches brake discs
    Aug 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Safeline brakes launches brake discs

    Safeline Brake Pads now offer a complete brake fitment solution with the launch of Safeline brake discs. The new Safeline brake disc range aims to provide a complementary product offering to their extensive range of OEM quality brake pads. A range… more
    Editor 102
  • Jaguar Land Rover’s Lisa Mallett recognised for industry excellence
    Aug 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jaguar Land Rover’s Lisa Mallett recognised for…

    Lisa Mallett recognised at Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government awards Awarded regional winner in Automotive and Components category Globally-recognised awards endorsed by KPMG Pretoria, 16 August 2016 – Lisa Mallett, the… more
    Editor 112
  • Nissan challenges fastest man on Earth, Usain Bolt, to take on his toughest competitor yet
    Aug 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan challenges fastest man on Earth, Usain…

    Bolt is the Japanese brand’s Global Director of Excitement Nissan GT-R featured in short film to be launched in Brazil over the coming months RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (August 16, 2016) – Six-time Olympic gold medalist and Nissan Global Director of… more
    Editor 98
  • From left - Jaco vd Merwe the owner of Hi-Q Croydon, Maria Petousis Director of TGI handing over the award to Sean Harrison MD Hi-Q Automotive and Dominic Mphasa Hi-Q Retail Marketing Co-ordinator
    Aug 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hi-Q voted South Africa's No.1 Tyre Retailer for…

    To achieve this remarkable recognition in one of the country's most acclaimed and rigorous brand surveys for 7 years running is something to be admired. The Icon Brands Survey by Ask Africa, in association with City Press and Rapport, is the largest… more
    Editor 99
  • SA reprieves & remoulding
    Aug 16, 2016 On the Cees

    SA reprieves & remoulding

    Given a threatening global context, and following the fearful events of December and early January, when a respected SA finance minister was unceremoniously fired, as our traditionalist leadership bared its fangs, the Rand reached 18:$ and bond… more
    Cees Bruggemans 101
  • Volkswagen scoops two Exporter of the Year Awards!
    Aug 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen scoops two Exporter of the Year…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) presented with two awards at the annual Eastern Cape Exporters Club Awards On Friday 12 August, VWSA walked away with two awards at Eastern Cape’s Exporter of the Year Awards. These two awards, namely the SJM… more
    Editor 107
  • AA predicts another fuel price drop
    Aug 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    AA predicts another fuel price drop

    Ongoing Rand strength has outmuscled a climbing oil price, raising the possibility of substantial fuel price cuts this month end. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data… more
    Automobile Association 91
  • Tax Bills 2016 - Extended powers proposed for the Tax Ombud
    Aug 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tax Bills 2016 - Extended powers proposed for the…

    Johannesburg, Monday, 15 August 2016 - Those who have interacted with the Office of the Tax Ombud (OTO) since its inception will be quite pleased about the proposals contained in the 2016 draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill (‘TALAB’), and… more
    Lesedi Seforo - SAICA 106
  •  South Africa needs more start-up businesses
    Aug 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    South Africa needs more start-up businesses

    “We need to think beyond a job” The Global Entrepreneur Monitor (GEM) global report says that while South Africa is not alone in its decline and failure rate for small businesses, what remains concerning is the country’s low level of start-up… more
    Editor 210
  • Economic Insights: Weighing Coalition pro/cons
    Aug 15, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Weighing Coalition pro/cons

    The local elections ten days ago send loud signals to all but the stone deaf, of which there remain many. Compared to previous national jousts, many walked away from the ANC, NFP or Cope, many of whom elected then to vote DA, EFF or IFP. Or stayed… more
    Cees Bruggemans 100
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors
    Aug 12, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors

    The inaugural NAACAM Show, taking place 5-7 April 2017 at the ICC, Durban. This important initiative, hosted by the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa (NAACAM) and aligned with the South African… more
    Editor 292
  • Global fault lines shaping us
    Aug 12, 2016 On the Cees

    Global fault lines shaping us

    The world isn't a unity. It is fragmented. Each region with a different past, legacy and make-up, yet competing today in a global arena. Some parts will drift to the top, as some have done in the past, some will find their ranking diminished, yet… more
    Cees Bruggemans 121
  • Huge interest in the famous Castrol Classic oil and lubrication range
    Aug 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Huge interest in the famous Castrol Classic oil…

    SOUTH AFRICA MOTOR ENTHUSIASTS BRING BACK THIS POPULAR BRAND The product range is now available in South Africa, in the famous Castrol Classic green metal cans “The range is selling well in the UK across the country as well as in Europe we have also… more
    Editor 142
  • Toshiaki Konaka became president for Honda Motor Southern Africa
    Aug 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Honda Motor Southern Africa's New President

    From April 2016, Toshiaki Konaka became president for Honda Motor Southern Africa. He replaced Yoshiaki Nakamura, who following eight years in the role, has retired after a long and distinguished career with Honda. Joining Honda in 1984, Toshiaki… more
    Editor 121
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens New Store in Bulawayo
    Aug 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens New Store in Bulawayo

    After opening two successful stores in Harare, Zimbabwe, Tiger Wheel & Tyre has announced the opening of a new store in Bulawayo. This is the third Tiger Wheel & Tyre store opening since it entered the Zimbabwean market in September 2015. The new… more
    Editor 121
  • Renai Moothilal to be new Executive Director at NAACAM
    Aug 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Renai Moothilal to be new Executive Director at…

    The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) announces the appointment of Renai Moothilal as its new Executive Director as of September 2016. The association has been without a full time leader since last year.… more
    Editor 159
  • A rampant Rand
    Aug 10, 2016 On the Cees

    A rampant Rand

    It is only six months ago, when participating in a major corporate forum, where a business client took the view that the Rand (16.50:$ at the time) could “only” weaken further. And never come back….He was admittedly speaking to his book, though not… more
    Cees Bruggemans 125
  • Wesbank ceo joins the top line speaker line-up at Car Conference
    Aug 10, 2016 Events

    Wesbank CEO joins the top line speaker line-up at…

    Chris de Kock, the CEO of WesBank, who set the cat among the pigeons with his downbeat forecast for vehicle sales at the Car of the Year awards evening in March, has joined the impressive list of speakers lined up for the biennial CAR Conference,… more
    Editor 349
  • Distance Records with Single Tank of Fuel Smashed on Continental Tyres
    Aug 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Distance Records with Single Tank of Fuel Smashed…

    Continental ContiSportContact 5 the tyre of choice for record-breaking drive New diesel record distance achieved with Porsche Panamera 3.0 V6 Diesel VW Passat 1.4 TSI establishes new record for petrol-engined cars PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 10… more
    Editor 124
  • This woman's month, Subaru teams up with Pinkdrive to promote breast cancer awareness & prevention
    Aug 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    This woman's month, Subaru teams up with…

    Subaru Southern Africa and PinkDrive stand together this August, driving further awareness, education and prevention of breast cancer. The partnership will see Subaru Southern African giving R5000 to PinkDrive for every new Subaru and 2016 Demo… more
    Editor 123
  • SKF Technical Bulletin
    Aug 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Technical Bulletin - VKMA-C 98109 - Fitting…

    Due to the unique design of the Subaru engine timing belt system, special care has to be noted on the Timing belt guide after the replacement of the Timing belt. See the attached Technical Bulletin for full fitting instructions. Click here for the… more
    Editor 126
  • What do you mean…?
    Aug 10, 2016 On the Cees

    What do you mean…?

    We now have two very critical areas in our national politics having a direct bearing on our national well-being, yet in both instances having to query what politicians mean when they say something. For things often look, sound & smell like mud, and… more
    Cees Bruggemans 128
  • The Traditionalist Citadel
    Aug 10, 2016 On the Cees

    The Traditionalist Citadel

    There was never anything particularly complicated about President Zuma, the man. Apparently personally very charming, his preferences have been widely on display for many years, for which reason the description ‘traditionalist’ appears most fitting… more
    Cees Bruggemans 126
  • Special hospitality packages at Concours South Africa
    Aug 09, 2016 Events

    Special hospitality packages at Concours South…

    In Conjunction with Sun City, the organisers of Concours South Africa are offering special hospitality packages for exclusive guest at the very first Concours South Africa, being held at Sun City on September 9 to 11, 2016. The hospitality packages… more
    Editor 301
  • Volkswagen celebrates its women
    Aug 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen celebrates its women

    60th anniversary of the 1956 women’s march on the Union buildings Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) runs campaign - 15 Women, 30 Lives, 60 Years What do a crane driver, a ballet dancer, a doctor, a linguist and a brown belt karate champion have… more
    Editor 159
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre's
    Aug 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre's "#HerPowerWithTWT Women's…

    August 9th is Women's Day in South Africa, but Tiger Wheel & Tyre is declaring August "Women's Month" and will celebrate women in style on Saturday, 20 August with their free "Road Safety" workshop being held at 20 stores nationwide. To do justice… more
    Editor 152
  • The leading trade fair – for basic and advanced professional development in the automobile trade and industry too
    Aug 08, 2016 Events

    The leading trade fair – for basic and advanced…

    Automechanika Academy – the name is nowadays a synonym for high-grade, future-oriented lectures and events. This year, too, Messe Frankfurt has spared no effort with improvements being made not only to the exhibition concept but also to the… more
    Editor 281
  • Jaguar joins Land Rover at revamped N1 City facility
    Aug 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jaguar joins Land Rover at revamped N1 City…

    Jaguar Land Rover’s countrywide footprint expands Jaguar and Land Rover brands now share united, modern showroom floor State-of-the-art dealership uses global, customer-centric design Pretoria, 08 August 2016 – Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and… more
    Editor 169
  • The Long Fuse
    Aug 08, 2016 On the Cees

    The Long Fuse

    SA has had by now some 150 years of attempts at modern (meaning western-type) self-government. Starting in the Cape Colony under British tutelage, through two independent Boer Republics subsequently absorbed following a devastating colonial war, to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 121
  • Jessie Mayo has been involved in her family’s independent motor workshop for the past 29 years.
    Aug 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Women in the motor workshop industry: Jessie Mayo

    A foodie with an appetite for fine-tunin She may have a diploma in gourmet cooking but the kitchen isn’t where you’ll find 51-year-old Jessie Mayo of Johannesburg. This foodie has an appetite for fine-tuning of a different nature. Most would think… more
    Editor 167
  • Understanding the Zipper Merge
    Aug 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Understanding the Zipper Merge

    You must have noticed how vindictive drivers can be – particularly if a Taxi is involved - when it comes to sharing space, but more importantly allowing another vehicle into the open lane as traffic works cause congestion and reduction of lanes. In… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 117
  • South Africa votes
    Aug 08, 2016 On the Cees

    South Africa votes

    Compared to 2011, the ANC lost 500k votes, the DA won 750k votes. The EFF was new and did nearly 1.2m votes. Others also won or lost, but in much smaller quantities. These large shifts implied many protest votes, but also a substantial lie factor in… more
    Cees Bruggemans 114
  • Snap-on Mobile Showroom
    Aug 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Snap-on Mobile Showroom

    The Snap-on Mobile Showroom has begun its 6th tour of the major Centers in South Africa We are pleased to announce that our Mobile Showroom (A shop-fitted Mercedes D15 High Roof panel van) has undergone it’s 6th revamp in 3 years, and has started… more
    Editor 121
  • Women drivers urged to be safe
    Aug 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Women drivers urged to be safe

    Tuesday 9 August is National Women’s Day, and the Automobile Association (AA) joins South Africa in honouring the women of our nation. For all the women drivers out there, here are our tips for staying safe when travelling on the roads. The… more
    Automobile Association 133
  • Hope comes in boxes of all sizes for Land Rover’s Hope Crosses Any Terrain
    Aug 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hope comes in boxes of all sizes for Land Rover’s…

    Land Rover’s all-encompassing social responsibility entity, Hope Crosses Any Terrain, is driving collections for the South African Red Cross Society One Hope Box for every dealership in South Africa Essential items collected will be distributed to… more
    Editor 168
  • Eastern Cape mechanics welcome Filpro programme
    Aug 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Eastern Cape mechanics welcome Filpro programme

    Filpro continued to grow its presence with the launch of its automotive enterprise development programme to 106 informal motor mechanics in the Eastern Cape on 27 July 2016. They have partnered with the Uitenhage Despatch Development Initiative… more
    Editor 135
  • Small Business Friday™ celebrates five years
    Aug 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Small Business Friday™ celebrates five years

    South Africa’s biggest ‘Small Business Day of the Year’ turns five on 2 September 2016. The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) and title sponsor, Nedbank, says that the launch of the Small Business Friday™ (SBF) campaign in 2012 was in an effort… more
    Editor 187
  • Volvo Car South Africa takes next step in revitalisation process with first full VRE dealership
    Aug 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Car South Africa takes next step with first…

    Volvo Car South Africa takes next step in revitalisation process with first full VRE dealership Johannesburg - Volvo Car South Africa announced the opening of the first fully-compliant Volvo Retail Experience (VRE) dealership in South Africa. The… more
    Editor 146
  • Naamsa comment on the July, 2016 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Aug 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa comment on the July, 2016 South African…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of July, 2016 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association said that new vehicle sales had slumped dramatically during the… more
    Editor 138
  • Barely afloat & sinking
    Aug 04, 2016 On the Cees

    Barely afloat & sinking

    Those who remember 2004, 1994, 1986, 1982, 1979, 1974, 1964 and so back in time will have known the sensation. Enough heads up, sniffing the air, smelling Lady fortune, putting their oars in the water, raising sails, starting engines, ready to start… more
    Cees Bruggemans 152
  • SA Struggle Economics 101
    Aug 04, 2016 On the Cees

    SA Struggle Economics 101

    Do you also have difficulty in reconciling everything you hear, smell, see & read? That supposedly we are aiming to eradicate unemployment, poverty & inequality but are ending up force-feeding political and labour elites while displaying some of the… more
    Cees Bruggemans 125
  • Continental raises the bar in driving safety
    Aug 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental raises the bar in driving safety

    World premiere of Continental's revolutionary MK C1 lightweight braking system for shorter braking distances Cutting-edge SportContact 6 ultra-high performance tyre sets new standards for handling, steering precision and driving safety Both advanced… more
    Editor 166
  • Four SA mini-windfalls
    Aug 02, 2016 On the Cees

    Four SA mini-windfalls

    Just because we are five years down-range mired in mud, with leadership to match, doesn't mean that serendipitous luck has completely left us. Indeed, going by our richly varied natural endowment, windfall luck remains part of our DNA, however… more
    Cees Bruggemans 153
  • Workshops for repair specialists in English and German at Automechanika Frankfurt
    Aug 02, 2016 Events

    Workshops for repair specialists in English and…

    Workshops for repair specialists at Automechanika Frankfurt are a long-standing tradition and, this year, trade visitors can choose between twelve different professional-development courses – free of charge and in German or English. The half-life of… more
    Editor 290
  • Chevron Introduces High Performance Caltex Delo® Engine Oil Product for the South African Market
    Aug 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Chevron Introduces High Performance Caltex Delo®…

    Providing superb protection in both high & low sulphur diesel fuel environments Cape Town, South Africa, August 1, 2016 – Chevron South Africa today announced the launch of its latest premium diesel engine oil - Caltex Delo® 400 MGX SAE 15W-40. The… more
    Editor 175
  • Continental Tire West Africa opens its first Distribution Warehouse in Ghana
    Aug 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Tire West Africa opens its first…

    Facility to house premium products for the local market Comprehensive portfolio for the Passenger Light Truck (PLT ), Truck Tyre (TT) and Commercial Specialty Tyre (CST) segment Faster and more efficient lead time from business to customer Room for… more
    Editor 194
  • A 2017 Watershed?
    Aug 02, 2016 On the Cees

    A 2017 Watershed?

    The trend may be your friend, but do not extrapolate indefinitely. This time is no different from previous such moments. As with Brexit (misjudged by elites and their experts), the world may be getting ripe for a shake-up. But from where will it… more
    Cees Bruggemans 135
  • Triumph Motorcycles confirms new world land speed record attempt
    Aug 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Triumph Motorcycles confirms new world land speed…

    Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) World Record attempt to take place at the Bonneville Speedway, Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah - August 2016 TT legend and multiple speed world record holder Guy Martin confirmed as rider for 2016 Triumph… more
    Editor 137
  • Trade safe on Gumtree, thanks to B3S
    Aug 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Trade safe on Gumtree, thanks to B3S

    With a few online scams doing the rounds within the automotive sphere on popular classifieds sites, Jeff Osborne, Head of Automotive for Gumtree SA, says that they are constantly encouraging their users to trade safe via their site. “We have… more
    Editor 171
  • Dunlop's fourth win in national survey reflects SA consumer's trust
    Aug 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Dunlop's fourth win in national survey reflects…

    Dunlop has once again been heralded as the leading name in the Tyre Brands Category in the 2016/17 Target Group Index (TGI) Icon Brands Survey, published on Sunday, 31 July 2016. This win comes as the fourth triumph since 2011 and is testimony to… more
    Editor 144
  • New CEO for Bridgestone SA
    Aug 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New CEO for Bridgestone SA

    Bridgestone SA has announced the appointment of Gavin Young as CEO. This follows the decision by outgoing CEO, Mike Halforty, to take early retirement. Making the announcement, Bridgestone's Senior Vice President for the CMA region (which includes… more
    Editor 178
  • Avis recognised as top car rental company for fourth year running
    Aug 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Avis recognised as top car rental company for…

    Avis has been announced as the number one car rental company in South Africa in the 2016/2017 Icon Brands Survey for the fourth consecutive year. The announcement was made on the 28 July 2016 in Johannesburg. The Icon Brands Survey by Ask Afrika… more
    Editor 188
  • Where are we heading?
    Aug 02, 2016 On the Cees

    Where are we heading?

    The world this past decade appears increasingly crisis-prone, restless, if not rudderless. There have been major policy interventions keeping things afloat, but not restoring a greater sense of purpose. Instead, we are anarchic adrift. And in some… more
    Cees Bruggemans 143
  • Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - July 2016
    Aug 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report -…

    “Passenger vehicle sales continue to show strain with the highest year to date decline of 20.6%. Whilst the strain will continue for the duration of the year, we do not anticipate it to continue at current levels”. General Comments on July 2016… more
    Editor 155
  • Fuel price set to plunge
    Jul 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel price set to plunge

    Fuel prices will plunge in August. This is the news from the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). Petrol will fall by around a Rand a litre, diesel by… more
    Automobile Association 251
  • Scam alert - ULUTHO TRADING
    Jul 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Scam alert - ULUTHO TRADING

    Please can you notify all the sadfia members that Ulutho trading scammers are still on the loose. They called Majuba Diesel on the pretense of the company H&B Logistics. Gentlemen by the name of Leon. Looking for 5 x injectors for a Mercedes… more
    Editor 167
  • Prevalence of Self-Reported Aggressive Driving Behaviour
    Jul 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Prevalence of Self-Reported Aggressive Driving…

    Has anyone else noticed how aggressive South African drivers are? Having driven in other parts of the world where drivers tend to be more tolerant and understanding of other drivers’ errors, one can’t help but wonder what the world’s largest users… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 159
  • Ford Announces College Community Challenge Winners in South Africa; R350 000 Donated
    Jul 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Announces College Community Challenge…

    Five university-based community empowerment projects receive approximately R70 000 (5 000 USD) each from the Ford Motor Company Fund Forms part of Ford's College Community Challenge (C3) run in conjunction with global NPO Enactus Projects selected… more
    Editor 202
  • Using sport as a tool for social change
    Jul 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Using sport as a tool for social change

    Second Mercedes-Benz & Laureus Sport for Good Foundation SA breakfast focuses on upcoming Olympics Laureus and Mercedes-Benz a natural fit Shaping the future of the South Africa and leaving a legacy through sport development Cape Town -… more
    Editor 228
  • Confronting Europe
    Jul 28, 2016 On the Cees

    Confronting Europe

    These are eventful times. The British preparing to exit Europe (voting Brexit just last month), their main beef being free movement of people (and deep aversion to being prescribed by Brussels), fondly or not so fondly waved on their way by… more
    Cees Bruggemans 160
  • Mark Lamberti Transaction Capital CEO
    Jul 28, 2016 Events

    Top class speakers to present several topical…

    The global motor industry is in a state of flux at present, with a number of diverse technologies and concepts under consideration globally, as the world looks at mobility offerings and no longer focuses mainly on personal vehicle ownership. This… more
    Editor 337
  • Fedor Konyukhov's World Record Journey Around the World with the Help of the Unbreakable Toyota Hilux
    Jul 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fedor Konyukhov's World Record Journey Around the…

    Fedor Konyukhov successfully completed his journey around the world in a hot air balloon and landed near the small town of Bonnie Rock in Australia on July 23, at 11:11 Moscow time. The famous Russian adventurer has broken the world record by… more
    Editor 175
  • Association warns players not to become statistics while searching for Pokemon creatures
    Jul 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Play Pokemon Go responsibly

    Association warns players not to become statistics while searching for Pokemon creatures While not officially available in South Africa yet, Pokemon Go has arrived in the country, and people are already playing this popular game. The need for… more
    Editor 167
  • Fuel strike advisory
    Jul 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel strike advisory

    Industrial action by the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (CEPPAWU) was scheduled to begin at 6am today (28 July 2016). The Automobile Association (AA) advises all motorists to be aware of the planned action, and to… more
    Automobile Association 166
  • Mercedes-Benz South Africa excels in the National Dealer Satisfaction index
    Jul 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa excels in the National…

    Mercedes-Benz Cars continues its focus on delivering high levels of service through its dealer network with excellent products and offerings. This is confirmed by the annual National Automotive Dealer Association Dealer Satisfaction index (NADA DSI)… more
    Editor 175
  • The SA automotive industry remains fundamental to South Africa’s socio-economic prosperity, growth and development
    Jul 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The SA automotive industry remains fundamental to…

    Commenting on the current difficult domestic trading environment confronting the automotive industry in South Africa - the President of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA), Mr Mike Whitfield – said that the… more
    Editor 168
  • NAACAM Show website launch
    Jul 27, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show website launch

    The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa (NAACAM) is pleased to announce that the inaugural NAACAM Show will take place at the ICC Durban from April 5-7 2017. The Show will be hosted every two years… more
    Editor 371
  • SA government prop
    Jul 27, 2016 On the Cees

    SA government prop

    Despite dwindling overall GDP growth these past five years, to the point of coming this year to a standstill, consumer spending was long shielded and last to give way. The prop keeping everything going remained supportive well beyond its… more
    Cees Bruggemans 167
  • That odd sound isn’t your car saying hello to you
    Jul 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    That odd sound isn’t your car saying hello to you

    Experts are always warning parents to listen to their children so as to pick up on subtleties which could be indicating a far more serious problem. Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), says it’s much the same… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 173
  • Ford, Jose Cuervo Team Up to Make Car Parts from Agave
    Jul 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford, Jose Cuervo Team Up to Make Car Parts from…

    Ford Motor Company and Jose Cuervo® are exploring the use of agave plants to develop a sustainable bioplastic material to incorporate in vehicles, giving the agave fibre byproduct a second chance at usefulness Researchers are testing the material’s… more
    Editor 216
  • SKF Technical Bulletin - VKBA 3497 Fitting Instructions
    Jul 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Technical Bulletin - VKBA 3497 Fitting…

    SKF use safe packaging solutions to protect the wheel bearing from damage during transport or mounting. VKBA 3497 is delivered with a plastic joining sleeve, to keep the inner rings together, until the bearing is mounted on the car. More Here more
    Editor 189
  • SARS now using private debt-collector companies to collect taxes
    Jul 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SARS now using private debt-collector companies…

    Strange as it may seem, some people have been receiving phone calls from private debt collecting companies urging them to pay their taxes. It seems like a hoax, until the person on the other side of the line mentions your tax number, which… more
    Editor 163
  • AA urges drivers to be extra vigilant in bad weather
    Jul 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    AA urges drivers to be extra vigilant in bad…

    The bad weather affecting many parts of South Africa will require extra vigilance from motorists, and a renewed commitment from all drivers to obey the rules of the road, the Automobile Association (AA) said. “There are a lot of wet, even icy, roads… more
    Automobile Association 195
  • Making a dazzling appearance: the leading car-wash players at Automechanika Frankfurt
    Jul 26, 2016 Events

    Making a dazzling appearance: the leading…

    Comprehensive seminar programme to promote the exchange of information between car-wash manufacturers and operators The leading international names from the car-wash business will once again make presentations at the next Automechanika Frankfurt.… more
    Editor 389
  • Sweeping growth in Automechanika Shanghai 2016 show
    Jul 26, 2016 Events

    Sweeping growth in Automechanika Shanghai 2016…

    Connectivity Zone and Electronics & Systems sector are major highlights of show This year’s Automechanika Shanghai show has maintained the road to success with its continued growth following the relocation to a bigger venue last year in Shanghai.… more
    Editor 444
  • Three SA props giving way
    Jul 26, 2016 On the Cees

    Three SA props giving way

    We have seen three SA props giving way serially these past six years, thereby fading GDP growth from a near “old normal” of just over 3% in 2010 to zero this year (rather than to a “new normal” National Development Plan aim of 5.5%). And a critical… more
    Cees Bruggemans 229
  • Nissan highest-performing automotive company as tracked by Carbon Disclosure Project
    Jul 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan highest-performing automotive company as…

    YOKOHAMA, Japan - Nissan Motor Co., has published its annual Sustainability Report showing that the global automaker’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have fallen by 22.4% over the past decade. Nissan’s success in reducing emissions, promoting… more
    Editor 208
  • MES Public Lecture 16 August
    Jul 26, 2016 Events

    MES Public Lecture 16 August

    UJ, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT RSVP on or before: 02 August 2016 Heidi Robertson | heidir@uj.ac.za | (011) 559-3760 SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING Presenting: 16:00 – 16:15 | Prof AL Nel | Welcome and… more
    Editor 401
  • Recharge your car battery knowledge
    Jul 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Recharge your car battery knowledge

    How well do you understand the powerhouse under your hood? Modern car batteries may be maintenance-free, but there are still important need-to-know facts and checks that can prevent battery damage and keep it running at its best. Experts from… more
    Editor 188
  • Pre-election meditations
    Jul 25, 2016 On the Cees

    Pre-election meditations

    Only 10 days from now, SA will be heading back to the polls, if only for local elections. Still, there is a lively expectation in the air. Is our politics shifting or more static than we ever imagined? If it is shifting, with what consequences,… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 162
  • Gauteng evolves as South Africa’s hub for enterprise app development
    Jul 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Gauteng evolves as South Africa’s hub for…

    Gauteng is fast emerging as a centre for enterprise app development. This is according to Cassie Lessing, Managing Director of the Strato IT Group, adding that the app economy is expected to create trillions of dollars of opportunities globally over… more
    Editor 307
  • BT drives for sustainable innovation in Automotive Manufacturing and Urban Mobility
    Jul 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    BT drives for sustainable innovation in…

    BT and Frost & Sullivan research finds huge sustainability benefits from new urban mobility models with potential emission savings of 56 megatonnes CO2 per year Monday, 25th July 2016; New concepts in personal transport built on digital technologies… more
    Editor 182
  • Timing Junk...
    Jul 25, 2016 On the Cees

    Timing Junk...

    The benefit of hindsight is a wonderful thing, if not very useful. Still, we might want to remember a few things before forgetting them. For instance, if SA doesn't succeed in getting its act together in time and eventually prevent a foreign debt… more
    Cees Bruggemans 167
  • Warning of heavy weather along N3 route
    Jul 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Warning of heavy weather along N3 route

    The Automobile Association (AA) is warning motorists travelling to KwaZulu-Natal from Sunday to Tuesday to take extra care as heavy weather is expected on sections of the route. The N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) earlier issued an advisory saying that… more
    Automobile Association 181
  • ISUZU Tops Ipsos Quality Awards
    Jul 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    ISUZU Tops Ipsos Quality Awards

    JOHNNESBURG: Isuzu was named one of the top performing brands by customers in the latest Ipsos Quality Awards for sales and service experience in the Light Commercial Vehicle segment. The coveted Ipsos awards measure the vehicle owners' satisfaction… more
    Editor 181
  • Land Rover ‘game-changing’ artifical intelligence will help Sir Ben Ainslie make history
    Jul 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Land Rover ‘game-changing’ artifical intelligence…

    Sir Ben Ainslie says Land Rover’s artificial intelligence (AI) could prove the difference in bid to win the America’s Cup for the first time for Britain Land Rover’s big data processing and machine learning technology will help Land Rover BAR create… more
    Editor 172
  • Econometrix Income and Expenditure Trends database
    Jul 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Econometrix Income and Expenditure Trends database

    Does your company need detailed data regarding consumer income and spending patterns? Our new product,Income and Expenditure Trends is based on Statistics South Africa’s Income and Expenditure Survey (IES) for 2010/11. Econometrix developed an Excel… more
    Editor 181
  • Mahindra declared as the Most Improved Passenger brand for 2016
    Jul 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mahindra declared as the Most Improved Passenger…

    Also honoured with Bronze Award for overall satisfaction Most improved with regards to Communication and Customer Focus Top 10 position in Dealer Satisfaction category Top five in Vehicle Distribution category Mahindra South Africa has reason to… more
    Editor 185
  • The luxury of freedom in Avis fleet
    Jul 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The luxury of freedom in Avis fleet

    As the South Africa leading car rental company, Avis continues to be at the forefront with its car rental fleet by ensuring that it offers the latest innovations in the motoring industry. Such innovations include the all new Toyota Fortuner - the… more
    Editor 180
  • Suzuki gets thumbs up from JD Power in the UK
    Jul 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Suzuki gets thumbs up from JD Power in the UK

    The next best car to a brand new Suzuki is a pre-owned one, says JD Powers. Automotive research specialists, JD Powers, recently found Suzuki to be one of the best quality mass-market brands in the UK, when measured by the number of problems that… more
    Editor 193
  • Ford Premier Award Presented to Top NMMU Master's Degree Student
    Jul 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Premier Award Presented to Top NMMU Master's…

    Award presented to top Master's Degree achiever at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Winner Regan Pieterse achieved 86% for his Master's dissertation in the field of Human Resources Continues Ford's long-standing association with NMMU PORT… more
    Editor 183
  • New Library. Officially unveiling the new library at Adolph Schauder Primary School on Mandela Day are from left, Ms Pamela Mbusi, District Education Officer from the Department of Education, Thomas Matthews, School Principal and Gishma Johnson, General Motors South Africa's Corporate Communications and PR Manager
    Jul 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    General Motors Improve Lives of Primary School…

    PORT ELIZABETH - The beloved global icon, Nelson Mandela, once said 'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.' With this in mind, and in celebrating Mandela Day this week, General Motors South Africa (GMSA)… more
    Editor 176
  • Paolo Ferrari
    Jul 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New President and Chief Executive Officer for…

    Bridgestone, the world’s number one tire and rubber manufacturer, announces the appointment of Paolo Ferrari to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the corporation’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) business unit based… more
    Editor 209
  • A more stable SA prospect?
    Jul 25, 2016 On the Cees

    A more stable SA prospect?

    Our SA prospect domestically is hardly stable, going by policy frames, business confidence and private investment trends. But globally? Traditionally, we tend to be boosted along by global windfalls serendipitously coming our way, only for us to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 167
  • Two winners for Mazda at German Design Council's Automotive Brand Contest
    Jul 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Two winners for Mazda at German Design Council's…

    Mazda will take home two prizes at the 2016 Automotive Brand Contest Awards which will be presented in Paris in September. The one award is for the Mazda MX-5 as the Exterior Volume Brand category winner and the other for the Mazda RX-Vision, which… more
    Editor 195
  • VKM 13244 – SKF Timing tensioner design evolution
    Jul 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    VKM 13244 – SKF Timing tensioner design evolution

    SKF has changed the design of the Timing tensioner VKM 13244 from batch code 056N. The design evolution is impacting the pulley material and width. SKF has switched from a metal to a plastic pulley with a width difference +/- 1mm. All these design… more
    Editor 208
  • Monroe cycling gear now available for purchase
    Jul 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Monroe cycling gear now available for purchase

    Get “sportive" in Monroe 100 Years cycling gear! You can now shop for exclusive Monroe 100 Years anniversary branded cycling shirts and BIB shorts to add to your personal apparel collection. Link to the webshop: http://www.gridstar-store.com .… more
    Editor 208
  •  The evolution in after-sales assistance as a market opportunity
    Jul 25, 2016 Events

    The Key Role of Autopromotec in the Aftermarket…

    The evolution in after-sales assistance as a market opportunity Success for the first edition of Autopromotec Conference – State of the Industry 2016 Evolution of the Aftermarket sector and new opportunities for the market Decisive role of… more
    Editor 342
  • Jurgen Keller, Opel’s Executive Director Sales, Marketing & Aftersales in Germany
    Jul 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Top in Customer Satisfaction: Opel ADAM Takes…

    J.D. Power report: Strong results for Opel ADAM, Mokka and Insignia Auto Test Winners 2016: Opel Insignia first in class Rüsselsheim. In the biggest automobile customer satisfaction survey in Germany - the annual J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability… more
    Editor 273
  •  SARB predictably steadfast
    Jul 25, 2016 On the Cees

    SARB predictably steadfast

    When the moment came, two weeks before crucial local elections, the SARB went on hold. Unanimous decision, and expected, too. No interest rate change. The ECB’s Draghi had quite a different message in Europe, claiming to be ready, willing & able to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 178
  • Visitors to this year's Automechanika can look forward to a completely different appearance of the MEYLE brand at its exhibition stand (Hall 5.1, Stand A10).
    Jul 20, 2016 Events

    MEYLE at the Automechanika 2016: get ready for a…

    In Frankfurt, Hamburg manufacturer Wulf Gaertner Autoparts will be showcasing a range of exciting and new products MEYLE – designed to thrill repair professionals and car drivers Smart solutions for high-quality, swift and cost-efficient repairs… more
    Editor 383
  • Save when servicing your car
    Jul 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Save when servicing your car

    Investing in the upkeep of your car is an investment that brings rewards. A vehicle in mint mechanical condition will save you money in the short term by running reliably and with optimal fuel economy, and, in the longer term, it will increase the… more
    Jeff Osborne 187
  • A bigger European nightmare?
    Jul 19, 2016 On the Cees

    A bigger European nightmare?

    Just when you thought you understood the European situation, along come a few curved balls to add spice to the proceedings. I am not in the first instance referring to Brexit (which is mainly a British headache, though leaving its finger prints on… more
    Cees Bruggemans 196
  • Volvo Car South Africa scores Gold at 2016 dealer satisfaction awards
    Jul 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Car South Africa scores Gold at 2016 dealer…

    Volvo Car South Africa was rewarded handsomely by its dealer network after achieving gold at the 2016 NADA DSI (National Automotive Dealer Association Dealer Satisfaction Index) awards held in Johannesburg on 14 July. Proving that the dealer network… more
    Editor 253
  • Africa’s only BMW 2002 Turbo entered for Concours South Africa
    Jul 19, 2016 Events

    Africa’s only BMW 2002 Turbo entered for Concours…

    The inaugural Concours South Africa event at Sun City takes place on September 9-11, 2016 The only BMW 2002 Turbo that exists in Africa will be a star attraction at the first Concours South Africa event on the lawns of the Sun City Hotel on… more
    Editor 435
  • Uber and PwC Help Close the Transport-Industry Tax Gap in Nigeria
    Jul 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Uber and PwC Help Close the Transport-Industry…

    As Uber becomes more popular, more people want to earn by using the app LAGOS, Nigeria, July 2016 - Charging to drive someone around Lagos was chiefly a cash-in-hand job before Uber (www.Uber.com) launched in Nigeria two years ago. To this day, the… more
    Editor 211
  • SA comeback in unruly world
    Jul 19, 2016 On the Cees

    SA comeback in unruly world

    We find ourselves amid most unusual events. The upshot is a strong financial market recovery as foreign capital floods in seeking yield, boosting Rand and lowering bond yields while supporting equities. This at a time when we are totally preoccupied… more
    Cees Bruggemans 243
  • Motoring Celebrities Set to Spice Up Concours South Africa
    Jul 19, 2016 Events

    Motoring Celebrities Set to Spice Up Concours…

    Hosted at Sun City on September 9-11, 2016 Sarel van der Merwe, South Africa’s “Mr Motor Racing”, will be one of a select group of celebrities drinking in the splendour of South Africa’s first Concours competition for supercars, classics and vintage… more
    Editor 434
  • Exclusive Club shaping
    Jul 19, 2016 On the Cees

    Exclusive Club shaping

    In the modern post-WW2 era, there have been notable political women leaders. Golda Meir, Maggie Thatcher, Indira Ghandi, Benazir Bhutto stand out, Cristina Kirchner less so. Some were major reformers (Maggie), others mothers to their nation (Golda).… more
    Cees Bruggemans 187
  • Volkswagen volunteers living the spirit of Madiba
    Jul 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen volunteers living the spirit of Madiba

    Volkswagen Show of Hands volunteer programme comes to the aid of Ntlemeza Primary School Lives of 350 learners changed by facility upgrade International Mandela Day encourages South Africans to give 67 minutes of their time to help make a difference… more
    Editor 185
  • Toyota Hilux supports around-the-world balloon bid
    Jul 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota Hilux supports around-the-world balloon bid

    It's durable, robust and ready to tackle any terrain: the Toyota Hilux SR Xtra Cab is on duty as official chase car, supporting intrepid Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov as he crosses Australia at the start of his bid to set a new world record for… more
    Editor 181
  • About-turn for fuel as oil, dollar cool
    Jul 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    About-turn for fuel as oil, dollar cool

    South African fuel users are set to reap a welcome benefit courtesy of Rand strength and oil weakness in the wake of the United Kingdom's vote to exit the European Union. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on… more
    Automobile Association 313
  • From farmer Piet
    Jul 18, 2016 On the Cees

    From farmer Piet

    Good morning Cees, thank you for your daily inputs and views on our economy. I would like, if I may, to put to you a few observations relevant to the SA farming community. Regarding droughts and droughts…I can vividly remember your comment about… more
    Cees Bruggemans 192
  • Suzuki and Hukato shoot for the moon
    Jul 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Suzuki and Hukato shoot for the moon

    2016 GOOGLE XPRIZE The next vehicle to drive on the moon could very well be a Suzuki, if the team from Hukato, Suzuki and ispace technologies has its way. Hukato is competing for Google’s Lunar XPRIZE, often called Moon 2.0, and it aims to be the… more
    Editor 186
  • University-of-Pretoria's-BAJA-team,-sponsored-by-Bosch-Power-Tools-SA,-achieved-an-overall-third-place-in-the-South-African-mini-BAJA-series
    Jul 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Succeeding in a male dominated industry

    July 2016: The University of Pretoria’s BAJA team, sponsored by Bosch Power Tools SA, achieved an overall third place in the South African mini BAJA series – having scooped first place in cost report, third in design, and third in the endurance… more
    Editor 189
  • KIA cuts environmental impact of car manufacturing
    Jul 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KIA cuts environmental impact of car…

    Production facilities lower environmental impact as global sales rise Continued reductions in water use, CO2 output and air pollutants 93.7% of waste materials now recycled (SEOUL) July 14, 2016 – KIA Motors Corporation has made significant progress… more
    Editor 228
  • Caltex brand in the top 5 in the Ask Afrika Orange Index® 2015/2016 customer survey
    Jul 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Caltex brand in the top 5 in the Ask Afrika…

    Survey positions Caltex as the industry winner for the petrochemical industry - Cape Town, 13 July 2016:The Caltex brand has been ranked in the top five of this year’s Ask Afrika Orange Index® customer experience benchmark and number one in the… more
    Editor 284
  • From left to right (Back row): Reginald Masher, Paul Lee, Nicholas Harvey, Dr Yuko Roodt, Marissa Erasmus, Pieter Erasmus (Team Leader). (Front row): Eduard Basson, (Driver) Shalaka Thomas, Ryan Coetzee.
    Jul 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    UJ student-designed electrical car in top 15 at…

    On Sunday 3 July, the UJ Voltronics team with their Prototype Battery-Electrical vehicle finished in an astounding 15th place globally, ahead of teams from France, the Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey and Spain in the Shell Eco Marathon in London on a… more
    Editor 223
  • Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car
    Jul 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car

    A star on the golf course Stuttgart. Vehicles with Mercedes-Benz design are already to be seen on water, on land and in the air. Now they will also be seen on golf courses. As a "real sports car", the Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car… more
    Editor 244
  • The best Western Cape 4x4 routes
    Jul 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The best Western Cape 4x4 routes

    Would you like to escape urban life over a weekend or during a short holiday? Why not head out into nature for some proper bundu bashing - you’ll find more than enough 4x4 routes in the Western Cape to ensure that your 4x4 has been well fed and… more
    Editor 246
  • Jeep World Surf League 2016
    Jul 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jeep World Surf League 2016

    Johannesburg - For the second year running, the Jeep® brand is the global partner of the World Surf League and will be supporting surfers that are competing in the prestigious WSL men's and women's 2016 Championship Tour (CT). After the first 2016… more
    Editor 269
  • Allan Rudman will be joining Tenneco on the 01st August 2016
    Jul 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Tenneco country manager

    Allan Rudman will be joining Tenneco on the 01st August 2016 as Country Manager based in Johannesburg South Africa and will be reporting to Maurits Binnendijk, Sr. Director Sales Europe based in Brussels Belgium. Allan joins Tenneco from Hella… more
    Editor 416
  • MIWA concern over parts supported by ombudsman
    Jul 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MIWA concern over parts supported by ombudsman

    The Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) recently took an issue regarding over-counter parts to the office of the Motor Industry Ombudsman and, according to MIWA Chairman Les McMaster, the response sets the record straight for dealerships… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 225
  •  Three-dimensional Europe
    Jul 14, 2016 On the Cees

    Three-dimensional Europe

    As Theresa May becomes British Prime Minister today, the three–dimensional nature of Europe comes back into focus. There are, however, two of these parallel universes. The traditional way of looking at this three dimensional Union implies freedom to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 188
  • Volkswagen factory tours bringing the automotive industry to the community
    Jul 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen factory tours bringing the automotive…

    Volkswagen's FactoryTour vehicle turns three in July 21-Seater FactoryTour vehicle takes you into the heart of the automotive process Volkswagen's FactoryTour vehicle is three years old this month and has taken just short of 40 000 visitors into the… more
    Editor 239
  • Temporariness favouring us
    Jul 13, 2016 On the Cees

    Temporariness favouring us

    SA is a country whose modernity was made by global economic windfalls (and their inspired investment spurts). We have in recent years come to enjoy the favours of a sub-specie of global windfalls not connected with traditional commodity cycle or… more
    Cees Bruggemans 199
  • Peugeot Design Lab: surfing the wave of success with a new website and Instagram account
    Jul 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Peugeot Design Lab: surfing the wave of success…

    The Peugeot Design Lab website is being given a facelift. The projects completed since the Global Brand Design studio opened four years ago are enhanced by more intuitive ergonomics and updated graphics. This new website has had a makeover and has… more
    Editor 237
  • MEYLE voted Stahlgruber
    Jul 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE voted Stahlgruber "High Performance Club…

    Top scores for MEYLE in the supplier rating Hamburg, 12 July 2016. MEYLE has received the "High Performance Club Supplier" award from its long-standing customer Stahlgruber. Stahlgruber is a shareholder of ATR International AG, one of the biggest… more
    Editor 218
  • Powerful spotlight on paintwork and bodywork repairs at the coming Automechanika Frankfurt
    Jul 13, 2016 Events

    Powerful spotlight on paintwork and bodywork…

    ‘Collision Talk’ supplemented by the ‘Collision Damage Repair Street’ special exhibition Once again, the paintwork and bodywork sector is set to give an impressive demonstration of its innovativeness at the 2016 edition of Automechanika Frankfurt… more
    Editor 390
  • Road safety is literally in your hands
    Jul 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Road safety is literally in your hands

    AA urges motorists to obey laws, come home safely With the July school holidays entering their last week, heavier than normal traffic is expected on major routes in South Africa as holidaymakers return home, with school terms resuming on 18 July.… more
    Automobile Association 203
  • Stabilisation at a high level - Porsche enjoys a successful first half of 2016
    Jul 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Stabilisation at a high level - Porsche enjoys a…

    Dubai. With 117,963 new vehicle deliveries worldwide, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG is three percent up in the first half of 2016 compared with the previous year’s figures. This growth has been driven by the Cayman and Boxster models. These figures… more
    Editor 211
  • Unroadworthy trucks impounded in Mpumalanga
    Jul 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Unroadworthy trucks impounded in Mpumalanga

    The RMI notes with concern the state of non-roadworthy and unlicensed heavy vehicles in operation on South Africa’s roads, highlighted by a recent report of four trucks and trailers being impounded in Mpumalanga. The vehicles were taken off the road… more
    Editor 192
  • Jul 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The Misleading of an industry - Open letter to…

    Dear Mr Mthiyan NEASA has on innumerable occasions impressed upon you the importance of legal compliance within the organisation you have been tasked to steer. Despite this, the MEIBC, which you are the custodian of, has failed dismally in this… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 200
  • Lowering our sights
    Jul 13, 2016 On the Cees

    Lowering our sights

    As a country with many problems best served by faster growth (show me a country that isn't, aside of environmental concerns), South Africa has failed rather miserably over a long period of time to discover this holy grail. Strong nationalist… more
    Cees Bruggemans 191
  • Messe Frankfurt reports most successful financial year ever
    Jul 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Messe Frankfurt reports most successful financial…

    Market share continues to increase while profitability remains high Messe Frankfurt presented its 2015 Annual Report, and it contains new records for all key financial and event figures. “We have once again confirmed our leading position among… more
    Editor 222
  • New beginnings for South Africa's official motor show
    Jul 11, 2016 Events

    New beginnings for South Africa's official motor…

    2016 Marks new beginnings for the South African motor show with the launch of the SA Festival of Motoring taking place from 31 August - 4 September at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. "Audi South Africa is proud to be participating in the Festival of… more
    Editor 448
  • Resilience vs Fractioning
    Jul 11, 2016 On the Cees

    Resilience vs Fractioning

    The world is not marching to an unified drummer. Instead, the world falls apart in many fractions, each apparently engaged in its own struggles. This fogs up the common journey in unified global financial markets. Which way are we pushed or pulled,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 214
  • Mazda SA reports sales growth since operations began in 2014
    Jul 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mazda SA reports sales growth since operations…

    In 2015, Mazda sales in South Africa reached 9 066 units, up 84% from the 4 939 units sold in 2014. This sales growth came in a new-vehicle market that dipped 4.2% in 2015 compared with 2014. In the first 6 months of 2016, Mazda has sold a total of… more
    Editor 351
  • General Tire: Exceptional tyres for SUVs and 4x4 Vehicles
    Jul 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    General Tire: Exceptional tyres for SUVs and 4x4…

    General Tire is known as the specialist for SUVs and off-roaders Wide range of products to meet almost all requirements PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, July, 2016 - General Tire, Continental's tyre brand with an American heritage, is best known for… more
    Editor 224
  • How Fast Are Your Reactions?
    Jul 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    How Fast Are Your Reactions?

    In our training programs there is often a debate about driver reaction time, with some suggesting the average is less than a second. Given that there are so many distractions on the road we do well to question just how quick our reactions are –… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 227
  • Where is AARTO?
    Jul 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Where is AARTO?

    18 years later and South Africa still no closer to implementation Following years of planning, and pilot projects, the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) was expected to be implemented from 1 April this year. However, the… more
    Automobile Association 224
  • South African Festival of Motoring: Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, 31.08 - 04.09.2016
    Jul 08, 2016 Events

    South African Festival of Motoring: Kyalami Grand…

    SA's National and official SA Festival of Motoring will also celebrate the 120th anniversary of the arrival of the first car in South Africa This year marks the 120th anniversary of the arrival of the first car in South Africa and this epoch-making… more
    Editor 544
  • Naacam show dates announced
    Jul 08, 2016 Events

    Naacam show dates announced

    The National Association of Automotive Components and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa (NAACAM) is pleased to announce that the inaugural NAACAM Show will take place at the ICC Durban from April 5-7 2017. The Show will be hosted every two years… more
    Editor 645
  • Continental Celebrates Production of the 200 Millionth Tire Pressure Sensor
    Jul 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Celebrates Production of the 200…

    16 years of experience in developing tire pressure monitoring systems The solution supports the automotive mega trends Safety and Environment Continental´s locations in France, Mexico and Korea are involved in the production anniversary Regensburg,… more
    Editor 237
  • Aftermarket Update — Focus on Japanese and Korean Cars
    Jul 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Aftermarket Update — Focus on Japanese and Korean…

    Tenneco supplies 6.8 million Japanese and Korean cars with shocks and struts Approximately 30 percent of Tenneco’s global annual shock absorber production is original equipment (OE) parts for Japanese and Korean cars. Tenneco also supplies OE… more
    Editor 232
  • The Teflon Economy
    Jul 08, 2016 On the Cees

    The Teflon Economy

    It is never pretty when one part of society brings down devastation on another. Thus the John Gapper article in Business Day last week, mournfully relating how the old, played out industrial backwaters of northern and middle England were the main… more
    Cees Bruggemans 231
  • Waiting for GI Joe?
    Jul 07, 2016 On the Cees

    Waiting for GI Joe?

    Slow recuperation in the US, much slower recuperation in Europe, China steadily realigning (seeking weaker Yuan), Britain blown off course (recession next?), risky EM & commodity currencies, bonds & equities reflated by global search for yield,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 239
  • Sophisticated range of General Tire passenger car and van tyres
    Jul 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Sophisticated range of General Tire passenger car…

    Altimax Sport, Altimax Comfort and Eurovan 2: US brand offers extensive range of tyres for cars and vans Selection of sporty models offering high ride quality for that everyday adventure PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 06 July, 2016 - The General Tire… more
    Editor 240
  • Ross Bolton Paint Leader Evoque Quoted
    Jul 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Range Rover Evoque hits five years of UK…

    The world’s most recognisable luxury compact SUV celebrates its fifth birthday Every 170 seconds a Range Rover Evoque is produced in the UK, with more than half a million built since 4 July 2011 Range Rover Evoque accounted for one in four Land… more
    Editor 235
  • Curious SA job report
    Jul 06, 2016 On the Cees

    Curious SA job report

    StatsSA published its quarterly employment statistics (QES) for 1Q16. It choose to highlight what supposedly happened during the 1Q16. But the released job data had another feel to it as well, one that was apparently largely ignored, and yet that… more
    Cees Bruggemans 230
  • New MEYLE oil change kits catalogue
    Jul 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New MEYLE oil change kits catalogue

    Instantly available product information for a smoother repair routine Product microsite for swift kit search New: MEYLE oil change kits for Mercedes 7-speed automatic transmissions Hamburg, July 2016. Instantly available technical product… more
    Editor 236
  • Check ahead before using Beitbridge
    Jul 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Check ahead before using Beitbridge

    The Automobile Association (AA) has warned all travellers to Zimbabwe to exercise caution when using the Beitbridge border crossing. This comes after protests at the border prompted by the implementation on Friday of strict import regulations by… more
    Editor 233
  • South Africa has to find a more balanced solution
    Jul 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    South Africa has to find a more balanced solution

    Open Letter to Minister Rob Davies Dear Minister Davies This is our fourth letter addressed to you regarding this very important matter. Our previous letters (respectively dated 15 March 2016, 18 May 2016 and 8 June 2016) are enclosed for ease of… more
    Editor 237
  • 6 test driving tips to keep top of mind
    Jul 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    6 test driving tips to keep top of mind

    You’ve spotted the car of your dreams, did the research and now all that’s left to do is to test drive it. Whether you’re buying privately or from a dealer, there specific things that you need to take note of when test driving, says Jeff Osborne,… more
    Editor 234
  • Toyota surges ahead with Hilux and Fortuner
    Jul 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota surges ahead with Hilux and Fortuner

    All-new Fortuner picks up the pace with a record 1405 units retailed in June Hilux is South Africa's best-selling new vehicle so far this year, helping to position Toyota for the sixth consecutive month as the country's most popular automotive… more
    Editor 243
  • Economic Insights: SA carried aloft
    Jul 06, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: SA carried aloft

    Ten days on, Brexit increasingly looks like an own goal (soccer-mad Britain should understand), Continental Europe is seemingly shrugging it all off with broad shoulders (Germans should understand), Carney at BoE is contemplating carnage (using… more
    Cees Bruggemans 223
  •  Find a car buyer on Gumtree in 7 days – guaranteed
    Jul 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Find a car buyer on Gumtree in 7 days –…

    Private car sellers using classified site Gumtree are now guaranteed a willing buyer within 7 days via Buy Safe Sell Safe (B3S), a unique service that is aimed at facilitating vehicle transactions between individuals in a safe, secure and credible… more
    Editor 267
  • Conflicting Agendas
    Jul 04, 2016 The Phoenix

    Conflicting Agendas

    On 24 June 2016 I attended the celebration of the contribution of the Toyota Hilux and Fortuner to the South African economy, which was held at the company’s Prospecton plant. The function was attended by high level dignitaries from all spheres of… more
    The Phoenix 287
  • Pre-modern & post-industrial
    Jul 04, 2016 On the Cees

    Pre-modern & post-industrial

    To fully appreciate what went wrong since 1994, and what keeps going wrong on a stupendous scale, one has to focus on the quality of our political leadership (or its glaring absence), the choices they are prepared to make, the consequences which… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 320
  • Fuel prices up after turbulent month
    Jul 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel prices up after turbulent month

    Fuel prices will be up in July, although oil weakness and a stronger Rand have kept the increase below the levels predicted in mid-June. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data… more
    Automobile Association 244
  • Self-Driving Cars Raise Ethical Issues
    Jul 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Self-Driving Cars Raise Ethical Issues

    While we all no doubt look forward with keen anticipation to the “advent” of self-driving cars – when, and if possible in Africa, we don’t know. All look to the benefits accrued therefrom but, not many have looked at the issues regarding safety that… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 247
  • Motul, MV Agusta and Deus Ex Machina bringing alchemy to life.
    Jul 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Motul, MV Agusta and Deus Ex Machina bringing…

    Bring together some legendary names in the world of motorcycling and you get a pretty amazing event. Bring together high performance lubricant specialist Motul, the prestige of Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta, the iconic name of Giacomo… more
    Editor 250
  • Rethinking Europe
    Jul 04, 2016 On the Cees

    Rethinking Europe

    So Fed chair Janet Yellen wasn't wrong all these months to emphasize “risk” from a possible Brexit. Its happening should make the Fed yet more cautious, with the stronger Dollar unhelpful for American purposes, though watch out for the next payroll… more
    Cees Bruggemans 232
  • Carry on, please
    Jun 29, 2016 On the Cees

    Carry on, please

    Last Friday, global markets were caught out in a major way by the UK Brexit referendum result, and repositioned robustly. Selling Sterling, equities and exposed EM currencies and assets, while buying safe haven assets such as bonds (yields dropping… more
    Cees Bruggemans 259
  • Win a trip with Tiger Wheel & Tyre and Pirelli to the USA Grand Prix 2016
    Jun 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Win a trip with Tiger Wheel & Tyre and Pirelli to…

    The 2016 Formula One® (F1®) championship is in full swing and the competition is fierce. That's not the only contest that's heating up though, so too is the Tiger Wheel & Tyre and Pirelli competition that will see two lucky winners and their guests… more
    Editor 300
  • All Purpose Work Glove R 218, Mechanics Glove Spandex black R 177, and Spandex Red R 297, Air Mesh Blue R 320. The Spandex Red has terry cloth on the thumb which is useful.
    Jun 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tork Craft’s new glove range are ideal for all…

    Gloves are essential for all types of work in the workshop, garden and should be used all the time when using outdoor tools, equipment and power tools; they are also certainly a must for all types of two wheel riding and racing. Specialist gloves… more
    Editor 252
  • Nelson Mandela, Hugh Bladen and the 1995 Rugby World Cup Squad inducted into the SA Sport Hall of Fame - Proudly Driven By Subaru.
    Jun 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nelson Mandela, Hugh Bladen and the 1995 Rugby…

    In the second year as the official vehicle sponsor to the South African Sport Hall of Fame, the 23rd of June 2016 marked a significant milestone in celebrating the indelible mark that sporting giants have left on the hearts of all South Africans.… more
    Editor 253
  • Power and points at the Mechanic Games during Automechanika Frankfurt
    Jun 29, 2016 Events

    Power and points at the Mechanic Games during…

    Registration now open A competition aimed especially at visitors from the workshop sector – the ‘Mechanic Games’ – will be held at the coming Automechanika Frankfurt on 16 and 17 September 2016. On the Agora outdoor area, participants can compete in… more
    Editor 441
  • Metair expands renewable energy offering with strategic acquisition
    Jun 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Metair expands renewable energy offering with…

    Energy Storage business acquires 25% of East Africa’s largest battery and solar power manufacturer Expands global reach and renewable energy product offering Includes high growth solar energy business with expansion opportunities Enables African… more
    Editor 278
  • The KPMG CEO Outlook: It’s now or never for CEOs
    Jun 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The KPMG CEO Outlook: It’s now or never for CEOs

    56 percent of CEOs believed that the next three years will be more critical for their industries than the previous 50. 27 June 2016, Johannesburg – Today KPMG launched its annual Global CEO Outlook which this time around included a South African… more
    Editor 253
  • 1961 Geneva E-type 77RW Norman Dewis
    Jun 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    David Gandy styles Norman Dewis OBE Ahead of…

    Legendary Jaguar test driver appears on Top Gear Bespoke Jaguar-themed suit for Norman Dewis Top Gear feature relives iconic 1961 Geneva Motor Show moment Pretoria, June 2016 – Legendary Jaguar test driver Norman Dewis OBE made his first appearance… more
    Editor 255
  • Four major 1H16 surprises
    Jun 27, 2016 On the Cees

    Four major 1H16 surprises

    For me there were four major surprises so far to 2016. Brexit was obviously the biggest, overnight. Despite pocketbooks being extremely powerful levers, the many British voters experiencing a sense of loss of local control over their lives to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 313
  • Adjusting to Brexit shock
    Jun 27, 2016 On the Cees

    Adjusting to Brexit shock

    Brexit may not have come as a surprise to some, but it certainly shocked British markets senseless. Sterling sold off heavily to 1.33:$, possibly on its way to even lower trading levels, blue chip British banks and other companies registered… more
    Cees Bruggemans 282
  • Multi-Tasking In the Car: A Myth
    Jun 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Multi-Tasking In the Car: A Myth

    Drivers seem pretty comfortable lighting up a smoke, changing stations on the radio or chatting on their cell phones while navigating the streets. But brain researchers say it's a terrible idea to do more than one thing at a time particularly using… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 246
  • Land Rover and Kingsley Holgate to conquer Africa’s ocean of salt – Chew Bahir
    Jun 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Land Rover and Kingsley Holgate to conquer…

    Kingsley Holgate and team to circumnavigate Chew Bahir in Ethiopia Expedition to document fast-disappearing tribes in region Humanitarian aid to be delivered to 12 countries along route, as part of Land Rover’s all-encompassing social responsibility… more
    Editor 246
  • Fitment industry safety-critical – Supa Quick franchisee
    Jun 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fitment industry safety-critical – Supa Quick…

    “The fitment industry is safety-critical.” This is the stark appraisal of Supa Quick franchisee, Sharon Tattersall, a 24-year veteran of the tyre industry and owner of the fitment chain's Gallo Manor and Craighall Park outlets. She said that if… more
    Editor 255
  • Chevron South Africa and Caltex with Techron® growing innovations within the fuel segment
    Jun 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Chevron South Africa and Caltex with Techron®…

    Caltex™ all-new Techron® Package Glides into Service Stations: new Clean & Glide Technology™ improves fuel economy over time by delivering enhanced engine protection Cape Town, 23 June 2016: Ever conscious of the needs of motorists, the Caltex™… more
    Editor 302
  • Ford Texas Walker Ranger from SAC
    Jun 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Texas Walker Ranger from SAC

    The Ford Ranger’s impressive power, capability, and payload and towing capacity are made possible thanks to the latest generation of powerful, more refined and fuel-efficient DuratorqTDCi diesel engines. Ford’s 3.2-litre five-cylinder diesel engine… more
    Editor 273
  • Paladin Racing Motor Oil
    Jun 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Paladin Racing Motor Oil is Seeking International…

    Paladin Racing Motor Oils are manufactured by Champion Brands, LLC in Clinton, Missouri USA. Champion Brands is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty and purpose-built lubricants for over 60 years and produces and blends over 350… more
    Editor 257
  • What to do if you are caught up in civil unrest
    Jun 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    What to do if you are caught up in civil unrest

    Finding yourself at the centre of a civil unrest situation in your car is not something many people think of. However, recent events in some parts of South Africa mean it is wise to be prepared if this does happen to you, the Automobile Association… more
    Automobile Association 260
  •  The Energy Training Foundation (EnTF) course calendar for the rest of 2016.
    Jun 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The Energy Training Foundation (EnTF) course…

    Venue is the EnTF at their training room in Persequor Technopark, Pretoria: MONTH DAY COURSE NAME CPD points COST excl July 26-28 Measurement & Verification Standard Training – South Africa (MVST-sa) EWSETA R6,450-00 Sept 12-14 Fundamentals to… more
    Editor 267
  • Filing season 2016: no income, no tax return?
    Jun 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Filing season 2016: no income, no tax return?

    You could still be required to submit a tax return even if you didn’t earn any income Johannesburg, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 - Tax season is right around the corner, typically starting on the 1st of July every year. So brace yourself for the media… more
    Editor 255
  • Lead indicator freefall
    Jun 24, 2016 On the Cees

    Lead indicator freefall

    The SARB leading indicator for future economic activity has now been rapidly declining for over three years (2013-2016), its free falling apparently further accelerating with another 0.9% decline in April from March. Some 9-out-10 component time… more
    Cees Bruggemans 256
  • “The technology for youth academy” launched in bay
    Jun 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    “The technology for youth academy” launched in bay

    Education in Nelson Mandela Bay was given a much-needed boost with the launch today (21 June) of an innovative Youth for Technology Academy. The Youth for Technology Academy is a unique initiative that its creators, The AIDC Eastern Cape and the… more
    Editor 312
  • Don’t take short cuts before a long road trip
    Jun 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Don’t take short cuts before a long road trip

    A long road trip is a serious test for any car so it’s important to check that all is working as it should be - even if the car has recently been serviced. And, do this check well in advance, don’t leave it to the last minute in case you need to get… more
    Editor 324
  • A new vehicle to roll off the production line at the PSA plant in Rennes
    Jun 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    A new vehicle to roll off the production line at…

    Production of the new market-winning Citroën vehicle was initially set to be assigned to a plant outside Europe The final decision was made possible by the stakeholders' commitment to work together to secure the plant's future €100 million will be… more
    Editor 281
  • Over/Understated
    Jun 22, 2016 On the Cees

    Over/Understated

    As we hit peak winter (solstice), with the sun’s arc steepening again from tomorrow, and dam levels still pitifully low, what can be said to be currently top of mind (and perhaps overstated) and what is perhaps understated? And does this matter? Top… more
    Cees Bruggemans 272
  • The
    Jun 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The "MEYLE Mechanics" recommend: Replace…

    The "MEYLE Mechanics" recommend: Replace defective engine mounts at once and create long-term value for your customers New video tutorial details system intricacies and offers help Hamburg, June 2016. Defective engine mounts are a safety hazard and… more
    Editor 273
  • Insurance is a necessity, not a luxury
    Jun 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Insurance is a necessity, not a luxury

    Automobile Association warns of non-insurance The Association said a surprising number of motorists underestimate the negative consequences of being uninsured, assuming that it will never happen to them. Consider that you are driving on a four-lane… more
    Automobile Association 274
  •  Connecting some dots
    Jun 21, 2016 On the Cees

    Connecting some dots

    What have a dovish Fed, Brexit, the deeper foundations of our current account deficit, a disorderly Naira depreciation and the ANC nine-point “regruk” plan in common? They define the Rand, her suspended animation and deep undervaluation. And our… more
    Cees Bruggemans 271
  • NAACAM Show dates announced
    Jun 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    NAACAM Show dates announced

    The National Association of Automotive Components and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa (NAACAM) is pleased to announce that the inaugural NAACAM Show will take place at the ICC Durban from April 5-7 2017. The Show will be hosted every two years… more
    Editor 283
  • RAAX™: The new Continental turbocharger’s most important innovation is its modified turbine wheel design. This allows a substantial reduction of approximately 40 percent in the rotational moment of inertia of the turbine wheels.
    Jun 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Continental Turbocharger with Innovative…

    Developed by the global technology company Continental, the new gasoline turbocharger raises the bar with a substantial improvement in response, efficiency and robust design The latest product will further strengthen Continental’s successful… more
    Editor 293
  • Float like a Butterfly...
    Jun 20, 2016 On the Cees

    Float like a Butterfly...

    The old Beatles song “Words of wisdom, let it be, let it be” has something to it that comes recommended, even after these many decades. South Africa also needs words of wisdom. And they can be found. Except that an enormous uncertainty has arisen,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 272
  • Re-introduction of Dräger a positive step
    Jun 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Re-introduction of Dräger a positive step

    The re-introduction of the Dräger breathalyser in a pilot phase in the Western Cape is a welcome step that should be applauded by all South African motorists, the Automobile Association (AA) said. Earlier this week the National Prosecuting Authority… more
    Automobile Association 275
  • If….
    Jun 20, 2016 On the Cees

    If….

    We tend to be short-term fixated (Brexit referendum next week, local elections in six weeks time, political paralysis, preoccupation with suppressed past, stagnant present, joyless future). But there are longer run tendencies that should worry? Just… more
    Cees Bruggemans 280
  • Fuel still squeezed by strong oil
    Jun 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel still squeezed by strong oil

    Ongoing oil strength, with limited support from the exchange rate, has set the stage for further increases in the fuel price. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month data released by the… more
    Automobile Association 327
  • KIA Motors recognised as one of the highest quality brands in the US auto industry by Strategic Vision
    Jun 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KIA Motors recognised as one of the highest…

    Sorento SUV and Grand Sedona MPV named Total Quality Impact Winners in respective segments Strategic Vision’s Total Quality Impact is the automotive industry’s most complete measure of the quality of a new vehicles KIA owners praise their vehicles’… more
    Editor 509
  • Some light relief ahoy
    Jun 17, 2016 On the Cees

    Some light relief ahoy

    Here are some words of encouragement as we approach winter solstice next week (21 June), after which the sun starts its hard slog back towards summer. Britain won't leave Europe next week. At least, that's what bookmakers are still saying at this… more
    Cees Bruggemans 270
  • A young woman's triumph over adversity
    Jun 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    A young woman's triumph over adversity

    The Volkswagen For Good Campaign continues to have a positive impact on youth in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Volkswagen Group South Africa's (VWSA) CSI initiatives continue to make a positive and tangible impact on the youth in the Nelson Mandela… more
    Editor 292
  • VW with clear vision – Continental radar sensor protects pedestrians
    Jun 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    VW with clear vision – Continental radar sensor…

    The radar sensor is installed just behind the VW badge City emergency braking function in the new VW Tiguan, with radar-based pedestrian detection Frankfurt am Main, Germany, June 2016. Detect pedestrians – brake in time – safe on the road. The long… more
    Editor 315
  • Ford Sustainability Report Unveils Pilot Program in South Africa to Deliver Health Care, Education, Improve Lives
    Jun 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Sustainability Report Unveils Pilot Program…

    Ford Motor Company introduces Ford Project Better World today in its 17th annual Sustainability Report; pilot program in two African countries unites multiple organizations to deliver goods and services to underserved communities using enhanced… more
    Editor 444
  • Meter taxi drivers’ case against Uber faces uphill task – a bridge too far?
    Jun 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Meter taxi drivers’ case against Uber faces…

    The complaint to the Competition Commission against Uber by eight regional taxi companies and members of the South African Meter Taxi Association alleging that Uber has engaged in predatory pricing and other anti-competitive behaviour may prove to… more
    Editor 301
  • Stay safe on the roads this winter
    Jun 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Stay safe on the roads this winter

    3 tips to making sure you have a safe journey Let’s face it: driving during winter can be a total nightmare. Temperatures have plummeted, roads are greasy and tempers are more frayed than usual. Plus, no one feels like changing a tyre in the pouring… more
    Editor 295
  • Clone Rival: Supercar Racers Challenged on the Track to Beat Their Digital Clone
    Jun 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Clone Rival: Supercar Racers Challenged on the…

    Castrol EDGE Titanium Trial: #CloneRival with Koenigsegg One:1 and Aston Martin Vulcan Two world class-racing drivers meet their ultimate race track rivals... themselves. Drivers trained virtually at Titanium Lab on a cutting-edge simulator to… more
    Editor 297
  • Les McMaster, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association
    Jun 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    CAR PARTS: Non-genuine doesn’t mean no good

    Les McMaster, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), says motorists should educate themselves about car parts as these can end up costing a fortune if you don’t know of better-value alternatives to Original Equipment… more
    Editor 351
  • Yasin Moula joined them in the showroom and doubling up as the Technical Manager, Llewellyn Breitenbach – Workshop Manager and Dyno Master
    Jun 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New staff at FIRE IT UP

    FIRE IT UP grows its family The Fire It Up! Family is growing fast on the 1st of June Yasin Moula joined them in the showroom and doubling up as the Technical Manager offering customers technical support, ensuring all motorcycles serviced and… more
    Editor 328
  • Can you legally tow? – it’s not as simple as you think
    Jun 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Can you legally tow? – it’s not as simple as you…

    Automobile Association warns motorists to check their licences School terms across South Africa end on 24 June and this will undoubtedly lead to a massive increase in traffic on the country’s roads. Many families will be using this break to get away… more
    Automobile Association 290
  • Strip, Cut and Crimp
    Jun 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Strip, Cut and Crimp

    9" Wire Stripper/Cutter/Crimper/Bolt Cutter Features and Benefits Cold forged from special alloy steel and induction heat treated for superior performance and durability Pliers tip for grabbing or pulling wire Crimps both insulated and non-insulated… more
    Editor 296
  • Protect Your Hands… Beat the Elements!
    Jun 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Protect Your Hands… Beat the Elements with…

    Winter Impact glove features a wind resistant nylon shell with C40 3M®Thinsulate®insulation to trap warm air and help regulate your body temperature Features and Benefits 5mm EVA knuckle padding combined with Impact Guard™ on the index finger AX™… more
    Editor 317
  • The Stevienator Auto team
    Jun 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Filpro Programme empowers township automotive…

    Stephen Modisane was born and bred in the township of Sebokeng, Vereeniging where he grew up watching his father fix cars on a part-time basis. Inspired by his father and fuelled by his passion for motor mechanics, Stephen pursued a National Diploma… more
    Editor 293
  • Hope crosses any terrain with Land Rover
    Jun 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hope crosses any terrain with Land Rover

    Land Rover’s all-encompassing social responsibility entity Support for humanitarian and conservation projects across Africa Building on existing successful campaigns Watch the official Hope Crosses Any Terrain video below; Pretoria – This year sees… more
    Editor 298
  • Comfort zone extended
    Jun 15, 2016 On the Cees

    Comfort zone extended

    It is a most welcome coincidence. Just as global rating agencies (and markets) have extended our lease on life as an investment-rated country (if with downside risk warnings), so the greater world is ever more convinced about disinflation lasting… more
    Cees Bruggemans 293
  • Jaguar Land Rover recognises individual excellence
    Jun 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jaguar Land Rover recognises individual excellence

    Technician of the Year winner awarded R270 000 prize Service excellence rewarded at Jaguar Land Rover South Africa Customers benefit from world-class technicians Pretoria – Jaguar Land Rover South Africa has once again recognised the top talent in… more
    Editor 282
  • Groupe Renault establishes Open Innovation Lab in Israel
    Jun 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Groupe Renault establishes Open Innovation Lab in…

    Open Innovation Lab will emphasize electric vehicles and foster creativity fo-cused on future mobility. Groupe Renault today announced the opening of The Open Innovation Lab in Tel-Aviv, Israel. The creative space is based in the heart of the Porter… more
    Editor 319
  • Goodyear chosen for new Mercedes-Benz E-Class
    Jun 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear chosen for new Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    New Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 comes as standard fitment on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Port Elizabeth, June 2016 - Goodyear is pleased to announce that the brand new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 product, which is only just hitting the shelves in tyre… more
    Editor 322
  • Buddy economics
    Jun 14, 2016 On the Cees

    Buddy economics

    Whitewater rafting is the ultimate way to find your buddy in life (just don't tell your wife, she won't ever understand – unless the buddy). Sharing your oxygen supply with a friend in distress 100 feet below the surface isn't (he won't give it… more
    Editor 293
  • Paul Williams, Giovanni Schule and Roger McCleery
    Jun 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The Castrol Classic sole importers in South…

    Giovanni Schule and Paul Williams were recently appointed the sole importers from Castrol Classic UK. Both Giovanni and Paul have a huge amount of experience and expertise in the automotive aftermarket industry. Giovanni spent 30 years setting up… more
    Editor 523
  • Isuzu Horn Free - A Real Solution for a Real Issue
    Jun 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Isuzu Horn Free - A Real Solution for a Real Issue

    Isuzu partners with Nkombe to save the Rhino Funding and vehicle support provided in fight against rhino poaching Johannesburg - Isuzu has again embarked on an anti-poaching project in partnership with Nkombe Rhino, a non-profit organisation… more
    Editor 297
  • Opinion piece: The future of the MEIBC: Numsa's predicament
    Jun 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Opinion piece: The future of the MEIBC: Numsa's…

    It is now general knowledge that the Metal and Engineering Industry Bargaining Council (MEIBC) is in dire financial difficulty, to such an extent that it may have to close its doors. Instead of confronting the real issues which gave rise to the… more
    Editor 320
  • SAFETY TESTING: Rajesh Dookie, a SANRAL Eastern Region materials specialist undertakes regular audits of laboratories to ensure construction materials testing of the concrete and other constituents is conducted appropriately to provide verification that the project is being constructed in accordance with the engineer’s design for material requirements
    Jun 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SANRAL’s stringent audits ensure bridge safety

    Pietermaritzburg, June 2016. On 3 July 2014, a steel and concrete bridge in Belo Horizonte, Brazil collapsed while under construction for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, killing two people and injuring 22. Construction error was to blame. On 27 September… more
    Editor 295
  • Realism and Hope
    Jun 13, 2016 On the Cees

    Realism and Hope

    South Africa finds itself today in a challenging space, where raw realism about much bigger adjustments to come confronts hope about surviving this coming transition. The raw realism is coming from government and the way it is proceeding in… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 299
  • GMSA Employees Brave the Cold in Aid of Charity
    Jun 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GMSA Employees Brave the Cold in Aid of Charity

    PORT ELIZABETH - General Motors South Africa employees braved the cold and rainy weather this morning in aid of the annual Community Chest Winter Woolly Week street collection. This initiative forms part of the company's We Give Back programme which… more
    Editor 316
  • What Are The Odds of My Aircraft Crashing?
    Jun 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    What Are The Odds of My Aircraft Crashing?

    It is a fact that driving on a South African road is a dangerous activity and that many approach the exercise with great trepidation – aside from Taxi drivers of course. It may be that some have decided that they would prefer – in view of all the… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 289
  • Appealing design underpins Toyota's 'Most Valued' brand status
    Jun 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Appealing design underpins Toyota's 'Most Valued'…

    Toyota's focus on emotionally appealing design has seen it remain solidly in top position as the world's most valuable automotive brand, according to a major global study. Citing Toyota's enduring brand strength, the 2016 BrandZT Top 100 Most… more
    Editor 313
  • Brian Wood
    Jun 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Cape Town regional manager at Graffiti

    Brian Wood has been appointed Cape Town Regional Manager at Graffiti - a creative, marketing services company that supplies cradle to grave vehicle branding, tarpaulin services, and retail branding solutions. Wood, who has been with the Group for… more
    Editor 304
  • New Castrol GTX uses superior protection to help extend engine life
    Jun 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Castrol GTX uses superior protection to help…

    Castrol has unveiled its new generation GTX range of vehicle oils, including a premium GTX ULTRACLEAN variant using synthetic technology. The new range of lubricants uses a double action formula to help clean away old sludge and protect the engine… more
    Editor 353
  • Automechanika Frankfurt with ‘Tomorrow’s Service & Mobility’ in the ‘Festhalle’ for the first time
    Jun 10, 2016 Events

    Automechanika Frankfurt with ‘Tomorrow’s Service…

    Automobile manufacturers, suppliers and start-ups present future-oriented products and solutions from the fields of connectivity, alternative power trains, autonomous cars, mobility services and smart data analytics The ‘Festhalle’ of Frankfurt Fair… more
    Editor 570
  • SA interest rate prospect
    Jun 10, 2016 On the Cees

    SA interest rate prospect

    We face a complex outlook, inflation shortly spiking higher past 7% and then subsiding anew, an economy skimming the zero line (flirting with recession, with important sectors deep into it), a political prospect so far as clear as mud, the very… more
    Cees Bruggemans 334
  • Volvo Cars wins 2016 Brand Design Language Award
    Jun 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Cars wins 2016 Brand Design Language Award

    The international Car Design Award jury has recognised Volvo Cars' contributions to automotive design with the Swedish carmaker winning the coveted Brand Design Language Award for 2016. "We are proud to receive this recognition for the design work… more
    Editor 343
  • GDP falters (again)
    Jun 10, 2016 On the Cees

    GDP falters (again)

    For the third time in two years and a bit, GDP took a dive. The 1Q16 was 1.2% down on the 4Q15 at an annual rate. Perhaps equally startling, GDP dropped by 0.2% in 1Q16 year-on-year, the first time since the 2009 recession to do so. What does this… more
    Cees Bruggemans 321
  • Accra becomes city 467 - next smart African city to offer Uber
    Jun 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Accra becomes city 467 - next smart African city…

    ACCRA, Ghana, June 2016 - Accra has been named as the next city to join Uber’s booming network in Africa (www.Uber.com). The economically vibrant hub is the first city in Ghana to receive the service. With a thriving urban population, Accra’s 2.27… more
    Editor 309
  • Bedrock
    Jun 10, 2016 On the Cees

    Bedrock

    Amongst the daily onslaught on our senses, it isn't easy to keep perspective, what matters, what matters less, and what is trivial. We tend to become buried in daily preoccupations, such as demands made by work, family and work circles, financial… more
    Cees Bruggemans 306
  • Rating’s supply challenge
    Jun 08, 2016 On the Cees

    Rating’s supply challenge

    The rating agencies have so far used a remarkably identical song sheet, which ticks all the boxes to a degree warranting a reprieve, which we duly received. But is there something missing from the narrative? Or to put it differently, we are… more
    Cees Bruggemans 293
  • Ready to Race: Ford GT Le Mans Race Car Now Available as Free Download in Forza Motorsport 6 Game for Xbox One
    Jun 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ready to Race: Ford GT Le Mans Race Car Now…

    Ford GT race car now available to download free in Forza Motorsport 6 racing game for Xbox One, celebrating Ford's Le Mans return 50 years after historic 1-2-3 Le Mans victory Ford will compete with four Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs at the… more
    Editor 326
  • Recall of Husqvarna 2016 FC 250 motocross models
    Jun 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Recall of Husqvarna 2016 FC 250 motocross models

    Husqvarna Motorcycles is recalling specific frame numbers of the 2016 FC 250 machines to authorised Husqvarna dealers for a complete crankshaft replacement. Following market investigations by Husqvarna Motorcycles it has been determined that… more
    Editor 332
  • 24th Automechanika Frankfurt: improved quality in Halls 8 and 9 at the centre of interest in garage services
    Jun 08, 2016 Events

    24th Automechanika Frankfurt: improved quality in…

    New exhibitors, even more product innovation and a refreshing new exhibition concept are set to make this year’s Automechanika, the world’s biggest trade fair for garage equipment, spare parts and accessories, even more interesting for trade… more
    Editor 542
  • Introducing the new Econometrix Income and Expenditure Trends database
    Jun 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Introducing the new Econometrix Income and…

    Does your company need detailed data regarding consumer income and spending patterns? Our new product, Income and Expenditure Trends is based on Statistics South Africa’s Income and Expenditure Survey (IES) for 2010/11. Income and Expenditure Trends… more
    Editor 300
  • Retail motor trade in SA holding up despite tough economic times
    Jun 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Retail motor trade in SA holding up despite tough…

    The franchised retail motor trade in South Africa is holding up well despite the continuing economic slump and subsequent decline in the sale of new vehicles. This is evident from the retail dealer financial health indicators which are computed… more
    Editor 306
  • Deputy Minister of Trade & Industry confirms attendance at 2016 Manufacturing Indaba
    Jun 07, 2016 Events

    Deputy Minister of Trade & Industry confirms…

    Deputy Minister of Trade & Industry, Mzwandile Masina, has confirmed his attendance at the third annual Manufacturing Indaba at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni in June. Deputy Minister Masina will join the dti Minister Dr Rob Davies and colleagues to… more
    Editor 628
  • TECALEMIT has developes an flow meter unique for the market
    Jun 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    TECALEMIT has developes an flow meter unique for…

    With the FMT 3, TECALEMIT has developed an electronic volumetric flow meter with a range of functions unique for the market The brandnew product is shown at the Autmechanika in Birmingham (June 7.-8.) and at the UNITI in Stuttgart (June 7.-9.) The… more
    Editor 300
  • Tyrexpo expands footprint in india with new delhi edition
    Jun 07, 2016 Events

    Tyrexpo expands footprint in india with new delhi…

    MAY 2016, NEW DELHI – Having successfully staged the last Tyrexpo India 2015 show in Chennai, India, SingEx Exhibitions - the organiser of India’s one-stop marketplace for the Tyres, Automotive Repair and Maintenance, Services and Smart Solutions,… more
    Editor 512
  • A fair wind
    Jun 07, 2016 On the Cees

    A fair wind

    And there the tide suddenly turned in our favour, and with a fair wind in the back, we were granted another few months’ reprieve to prepare much more thoroughly for the wild seas (still) predicted next year. For a country brought up on a steady diet… more
    Cees Bruggemans 330
  • Standard Bank special report: Consumer Affordability - can households save and respond to inflation?
    Jun 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Standard Bank special report: Consumer…

    Section 1: Recap of household income & expenditure: Standard Bank provides a recap of our report titled “Consumer Expenditure Trends”. Standard Bank defines the household income brackets and unpack the number of households in each income bracket and… more
    Editor 343
  • More effective policing needed on SA roads
    Jun 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    More effective policing needed on SA roads

    Automobile Association says it’s time for action For some time now the Automobile Association (AA) has been calling for more effective traffic policing, as an urgent step to addressing road carnage in our country. According to the Road Traffic… more
    Automobile Association 327
  • Bilstein flattens the Nordschleife – the notorious North Loop of the Nurburgring
    Jun 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Bilstein flattens the Nordschleife – the…

    BILSTEIN shock absorbers have proved to be the master of one of the world’s toughest motor races, assisting a Mercedes-Benz sports car to overall victory in the Adac Zurich Nurburgring 24-hour race this weekend (May 28/29). In sometimes chaotic… more
    Editor 301
  • SA manufacturing needs to empower small businesses
    Jun 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SA manufacturing needs to empower small businesses

    Small to medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) are the engine of economic growth and are essential for competitive and efficient economic growth. Research has shown that SMMEs are critical for poverty reduction and can play a particularly important… more
    Editor 331
  • Autopromotec 2017: pre-registrations on the rise
    Jun 07, 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 641
  • New distribution facility to support Dunlop’s growth capacity
    Jun 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New distribution facility to support Dunlop’s…

    Dunlop SA has acquired a firm grip on its escalating distribution needs locally and into Africa with the opening of its new 12 500 sq/m purpose-built warehouse in Cato Manor, Durban. The new site which has storage capacity for more than 200 000… more
    Editor 345
  • What to believe…?
    Jun 07, 2016 On the Cees

    What to believe…?

    What to believe and what to disregard. That's now the real question. It concerns the budget/debt promises, sorting the State Owned Enterprises (SOEs), the secret strike ballot, the minimum national wage, electricity, the rating agencies. And one or… more
    Cees Bruggemans 320
  • SA’s escalator economy
    Jun 07, 2016 On the Cees

    SA’s escalator economy

    There are, broadly generalising, three types of escalator economies. Personally, I now have experience of two of these. Regarding the third one, you will have to take my word for it. The sensations offered by such escalator types differ enormously.… more
    Cees Bruggemans 318
  • How to Conduct Efficient Vehicle Inspections
    Jun 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    How to Conduct Efficient Vehicle Inspections

    Intrinsic to any of MasterDrive training interventions is the need to ensure that the vehicle being driven is roadworthy, and safe to drive. Surprisingly, many participants don’t know what should be checked or the reason why it is necessary. Any… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 302
  • Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) celebrates 2015 success with its dealer network
    Jun 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) celebrates 2015…

    Passion drives Champions - Dealer of the Year 2016 Mercedes-Benz Cars division celebrated its annual Dealer of the Year Awards 2016 at a glitzy and glamorous affair at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. The museum itself recently celebrated its… more
    Editor 343
  • How long would it take South Africa to regain a lost investment-grade sovereign rating?
    Jun 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    How long would it take South Africa to regain a…

    KEY POINT: Countries that have lost their investment-grade ratings and were able to again graduate to this status took on average seven years to do so. On the evening of Friday 3 June, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Ratings Service will release its latest… more
    Editor 335
  • Yolanda Kotze, GMSA Global Compensation Consultant navigates the new Opel Astra through a set of cones at the Aldo Scribante Raceway.
    Jun 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Women Learn Advanced Driving Techniques

    PORT ELIZABETH - Safe braking distances, slalom demonstrations, tyre care and defensive driving were among the driving techniques women were taught at the recent advance driving workshop held at Aldo Scribante race track. Hosted by General Motors… more
    Editor 350
  • Introducing KIA’s new 5-year / Unlimited Mileage Warranty
    Jun 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Introducing KIA’s new 5-year / Unlimited Mileage…

    Applicable to all new KIA models purchased from 1 June 2016 Included as standard all full range of passenger models, as well as K-Series light commercials All new KIA vehicles to also benefit from 5-year / Unlimited Mileage Roadside Assistance… more
    Editor 335
  • Three-cylinder Turbo PureTech petrol engine named “2016 Engine of the Year” in its category for the second consecutive year
    Jun 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Three-cylinder Turbo PureTech petrol engine named…

    At the 18th International Engine of the Year Awards held in Stuttgart on 1 June 2016, the 1.2 litre three-cylinder Turbo PureTech petrol engine developed by PSA Group was named Engine of the Year in the 1-litre to 1.4-litre category by a panel of… more
    Editor 316
  • Mercedes-Benz Pinetown gets a brand new facelift
    Jun 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz Pinetown gets a brand new facelift

    Pinetown - Designed for high visibility and situated along Caversham Road in Pinetown sits the brand new Mercedes-Benz Pinetown dealership. Owned by NMI-DSM, a joint venture company between Barloworld and NH Partnership, this enterprise is a family… more
    Editor 587
  • Living with non-usual instability
    Jun 02, 2016 On the Cees

    Living with non-usual instability

    My focus remains the SA economy. But with everything connected to everything else, and that in more ways than one, upheaval somewhere in the universe tends to connect with our economy somewhere along the line. With so much unusual (known as… more
    Cees Bruggemans 333
  • Jacques Brent
    Jun 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Announces Senior Leadership Changes in…

    Jacques Brent appointed as president of Ford's Middle East and Africa region Brent will lead Ford's newest business unit, focusing on expanding development and profitable growth of the automotive sector Jim Benintende returns to Dearborn, appointed… more
    Editor 346
  • Volkswagen South Africa rated as the top plant in the global Volkswagen production network
    Jun 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen South Africa rated as the top plant in…

    Volkswagen South Africa rated as the best manufacturing plant out of 13 Volkswagen factories VWSA achieved a score of 113% on a key set of performance indicators for the first time in its 64-year history Record production at better cost levels key… more
    Editor 350
  • Top local marathon runner joins Volkswagen family as brand ambassador
    Jun 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Top local marathon runner joins Volkswagen family…

    Top marathon runner and 2016 Rio Olympics medal hopeful, Lusapho April has joined Volkswagen as the brand ambassador for Polo Vivo. Lusapho, who was born and bred in Uitenhage, is one of South Africa's top marathon runners that will be participating… more
    Editor 380
  • Unshackling China
    Jun 02, 2016 On the Cees

    Unshackling China

    Global outsiders looking in are worried stiff, about China’s excessive debt levels, implied leverage, heavily understated non-performing bank loans, its property and industry overcapacity and need to rationalise, with accompanying job losses, its… more
    Cees Bruggemans 311
  • Porsche founds Digitization Competence Center
    Jun 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Porsche founds Digitization Competence Center

    New subsidiary with headquarters in Ludwigsburg and sites in Silicon Valley and China Dubai. Porsche is moving into the fast lane on the topic of digitization. The Supervisory Board of the company has now approved the founding of Porsche Digital… more
    Editor 340
  • Bobby Madhav, Head of Trade and Collateralised Trade Finance at FNB Business
    Jun 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Is it the right time for SMEs to start exporting

    With the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) having revised its economic growth outlook to 0.6% from 0.8% for the year, it is evident that the economy will continue to contract. For SMEs, this means that doing business will be even harder as profit… more
    Editor 340
  • Connected Car, Connected Home… Connected Life
    Jun 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Connected Car, Connected Home… Connected Life

    We’re locked-into a never ceasing journey – one where technology plays an increasingly central role in our lives. Already, the humble phone can now monitor our blood pressure, connect us to the office, make payments at checkouts, power up in 30… more
    Editor 350
  • Roadworks ahead…
    Jun 02, 2016 On the Cees

    Roadworks ahead…

    Danger!!! Roadworks ahead, expect delays…What's looming is a possible Trump presidency, a triumphant Premier League (we aren't talking soccer here), more European upheaval (if not Brexit, much worse?). As to China, steady does it (if you want to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 323
  • Swapping
    Jun 02, 2016 On the Cees

    Swapping

    Okay, we are leaving mad May and are about to enter crazier June. What could possibly be worse than May? The Fed getting antsy, Trump victorious, the Zuma crowd apparently not at all checkmated (but working on a resurrection?), the economy clearly… more
    Cees Bruggemans 315
  • Standard Bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - May 2016
    Jun 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Standard Bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle…

    May commentary “Passenger vehicle sales continue on the same downward trend with a decline of 12.9% year on year. Sales are expected to remain subdued for the remainder of the year largely influenced by pressure on consumer affordability, above… more
    Editor 378
  • Naamsa comment on the May, 2016 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Jun 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa comment on the May, 2016 South African new…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of May, 2016 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association indicated that domestic new vehicle sales registered further… more
    NAAMSA 563
  • Is anti-freeze the answer for your car this winter?
    May 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Is anti-freeze the answer for your car this…

    With the days and nights getting cooler, car engines take longer to warm up and can be damaged if parts become frozen overnight, for example. While using anti-freeze products may be the solution to engine freeze, Les Mc Master from the Motor… more
    Editor 336
  • Great Wall Motor Company Limited of China Announcement
    May 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Great Wall Motor Company Limited of China…

    Great Wall Motor Company Limited of China is very pleased to announce that it will directly enter the South African motor vehicle market by granting distribution rights to Haval Motors South Africa (Pty) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Great Wall… more
    Editor 468
  • The Three Life-Saving Questions
    May 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The Three Life-Saving Questions

    While the retail motor industry is admittedly slower than we would like it to be, the fact remains that new vehicles are being sold and will, for the foreseeable future continue to be. With all the options available to buyers today there are a few… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 336
  • Fuel price set for big increase
    May 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel price set for big increase

    Price may be under pressure in coming months "Petrol is set for a rise of 52 cents a litre in June, illuminating paraffin will be up 61 cents, and diesel a full 78 cents." The Association said it was concerned by the steady rise in oil prices in the… more
    Automobile Association 338
  • Renault’s Senior Vice President of corporate design named Designer of the Year by Autocar
    May 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Renault’s Senior Vice President of corporate…

    Award honours van den Acker’s leadership, vision and style Dutch designer started Renault’s design transformation in 2009 Since the introduction of the new Clio in 2012, Laurens van den Acker and his team have launched or renewed 26 different… more
    Editor 369
  • SA office market anomalies
    May 30, 2016 On the Cees

    SA office market anomalies

    In big booms & busts, regional office market nodes experience pretty much the same thing. The ups & downs tend to be universal, and big. In booms, vacancies shrink rapidly. In busts, they explode higher. But in an economy losing all growth momentum,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 362
  • PEUGEOT AVENUE BEIJING: Become immersed in the PEUGEOT universe at the heart of the Chinese capital
    May 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    PEUGEOT AVENUE BEIJING: Become immersed in the…

    1,650 m², 4 floors on the largest pedestrian street in Beijing and a stone's throw from Tiananmen Square: after the Champs Elysées in Paris, PEUGEOT has unveiled its second PEUGEOT AVENUE in Beijing. Welcome to the PEUGEOT universe at the heart of… more
    Editor 341
  • Is this the cat who got the cream, or is it today’s automotive aftermarket participant?
    May 27, 2016 The Phoenix

    Silver Lining

    The saying that one man’s meat is another man’s poison gains massive traction in today’s South African automotive environment. This came home to me whilst reading a recent press release from WesBank, which shows an interesting trend towards… more
    The Phoenix 430
  • South Africa, Uber's cash payment experiment starts today
    May 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    South Africa, Uber's cash payment experiment…

    Ride with Uber, pay cash Choice is a beautiful thing and soon many of you will be able to pay for Uber rides using a card or cash. If paying in cash - simply choose the CASH option, take a ride and pay the fare directly to your driver at the end of… more
    Editor 382
  • General Motors Staff Celebrate Being African
    May 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    General Motors Staff Celebrate Being African

    PORT ELIZABETH - Africa Day was celebrated with an array of colourandethnicfashion at General Motors South Africa's (GMSA) head office today. Employees traded their corporate workwear for traditional African attire in the spirit of commemorating… more
    Editor 415
  • Divergent market views
    May 26, 2016 On the Cees

    Divergent market views

    World markets are at a crossroads, nowhere more than in the US, where equity, bond and Fed views continue to diverge sharply. The Fed may have capitulated briefly four months ago, coming belatedly into line with market views of a low rate… more
    Cees Bruggemans 351
  • President Jacob Zuma and Dr Johan van Zyl
    May 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Presidential Acknowledgement for Toyota's R6,1…

    The President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Jacob Zuma, accompanied by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, and the Minister of Economic Development, Mr Ebrahim Patel, paid an official visit to Toyota South Africa's production… more
    Editor 365
  • World multiple sclerosis day to be celebrated in South Africa
    May 26, 2016 Events

    World multiple sclerosis day to be celebrated in…

    World Multiple Sclerosis Day took place on Wednesday, May 25, in all corners of the globe. The highlight of the local celebrations is a family day at Longmeadow, 109 Monte Casino Boulevard, Fourways. This event, which promises to be lots of fun,… more
    Editor 556
  • Pretoria gears up for an adrenaline rush
    May 26, 2016 Events

    Pretoria gears up for an adrenaline rush

    The Airlink Adrenaline Wonderboom Airport Show taking place on 10 - 12 June 2016 at Wonderboom Airport is gearing up to be one of Africa’s biggest civilian air and automotive shows of 2016. The event is part of Wonderboom Airport’s 80th birthday… more
    Editor 1147
  • KIA Motors South Africa announces its top performing dealers for 2015
    May 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KIA Motors South Africa announces its top…

    Recognising outstanding talent in the KIA Motors dealer network during 2015, including sales, after sales and customer satisfaction Dealer of the Year finds a new home in the Western Cape JOHANNESBURG, May 2016 – It was an evening of laughter and… more
    Editor 376
  • Personal safety doesn’t end at home
    May 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Personal safety doesn’t end at home

    Consider and prepare for all situations while driving Many South Africans go to extraordinary lengths to ensure their personal safety in their homes. This includes alarm systems, high-voltage fences, armed response, and guard dogs. But, said the… more
    Automobile Association 363
  • Endgame in progress
    May 26, 2016 On the Cees

    Endgame in progress

    It is difficult to escape the sense of an endgame in progress, not between the ruling ANC government and its assorted opposition, but within the ANC. Thus the cleavages between parties has now finally come out in the open inside the ruling party,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 384
  • More growth planned as SUPA QUICK turns 30
    May 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    More growth planned as SUPA QUICK turns 30

    Supa Quick's 30 birthday year sees the retail tyre chain having grown from a single pilot store in 1986 to the biggest tyre franchise chain in the country, with 257 outlets countrywide. More growth is planned, with the chain aiming to reach in… more
    Editor 368
  • Toyota sa invests R6,1 billion to build new Hilux and Fortuner
    May 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota sa invests R6,1 billion to build new Hilux…

    Japanese automaker Toyota, today announced that it has invested over R6,1 billion to facilitate production of the all-new Hilux and Fortuner at its Prospecton plant in Durban. This reaffirms Toyota South Africa Motors' (TSAM) position as the largest… more
    Editor 407
  • Marketing students put shoulder to the wheel in Bridgestone project
    May 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Marketing students put shoulder to the wheel in…

    The University of Pretoria Department of Marketing Management and Bridgestone South Africa have teamed up for the 2016 BEM 356 Practical Project. The purpose of the practical module is to provide students with the opportunity to practically apply… more
    Editor 377
  • Volkswagen employees Mthobeli Vena, Vuyani Watani and Daludumo Makalima showing their medals from the Commonwealth Judo Championships.
    May 25, 2016 Events

    Volkswagen employees excel at Commonwealth Judo…

    Three Volkswagen employees amongst medal winners at the Commonwealth Judo championships Volkswagen Group South Africa's (VWSA) employees are not only exceptional at building vehicles but they are also excel in sport. Three employees Mthobeli Vena,… more
    Editor 573
  • The next Rand play
    May 25, 2016 On the Cees

    The next Rand play

    It happened a lot quicker than expected. After a benign spell lasting all of four months during which the Fed seemingly capitulated to market wishes (lowering its expected rate trajectory), China data behaving itself and its policymakers supportive,… more
    Editor 365
  • 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 397
  • 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 343
  • 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 475
  • 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 368
  • 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 433
  • 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 357
  • 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 511
  • 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 395
  • 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 376
  • 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 373
  • 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 384
  • 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 1289
  •  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 393
  • 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 660
  • 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 862
  • 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 404
  • 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 502
  • 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 429
  • 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 384
  • 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 824
  • 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 393
  • 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 442
  • 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 390
  • 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 421
  •  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 1551
  • 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 411
  • 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 363
  • 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 386
  • 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 407
  • 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 414
  • 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 379
  • 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 396
  • 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 396
  • 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 439
  • 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 422
  • 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 389
  • 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 459
  • 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 413
  • 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 400
  • 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 423
  • 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 378
  • 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 438
  • 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 442
  • 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 395
  •  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 397
  • 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 440
  • 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 462
  • 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 403
  • 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 392
  • 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 415
  • 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 384
  • 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 352
  • 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 421
  • 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 483
  • 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 594
  • 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 434
  • 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 470
  • 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 386
  • 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 406
  • 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 376
  • 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 421
  • #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 404
  • 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 427
  • 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 620
  • 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 481
  • 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 410
  • 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 450
  • 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 477
  • 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 414
  • 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 419
  • 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 438
  • 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 422
  • 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 407
  • 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 424
  • 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 448
  • 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 426
  • 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 449
  • 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 404
  • 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 470
  • 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 406
  • 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 2417
  • 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 419
  • 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 568
  • 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 507
  •  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 516
  • 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 433
  • 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 451
  • 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 645
  • 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 433
  • 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 4494
  • 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 569
  • 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 465
  • 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 458
  • 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 432
  • 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 437
  • 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 454
  • 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 604
  • 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 470
  • 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 467
  • 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 615
  • 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 534
  • 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 454
  • 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 493
  • 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 465
  •  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 489
  •  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 497
  • 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 411
  • 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 462
  • 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 436
  • 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 446
  • 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 517
  • 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 632
  • 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 550
  • 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 543
  • 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 533
  • 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 529
  • 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 1363
  • 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 477
  • 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 465
  • 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 457
  • 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 529
  • 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 869
  • 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 464
  • 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 1831
  • 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 912
  • 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 503
  • 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 603
  • 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 442
  • 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 446
  • 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 426
  • 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 494
  • 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 472
  • 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 506
  • 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 478
  • 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 518
  • 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 463
  • 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 465
  • 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 507
  • 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 444
  • 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 2903
  • 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 637
  • 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 2600
  • 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 517
  • 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 876
  • 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 430
  • “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 579
  • 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 846
  • 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 455
  • 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 462
  • 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 510
  • 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 891
  • 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 552
  • 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 469

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