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  • Young Drivers Over-Estimate Their Abilities
    Sep 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Young Drivers Over-Estimate Their Abilities

    Despite a belief that drivers aged 16-25 are responsible for more crashes on world roads than any other age group, the majority of young drivers still rate their own driving abilities as "good" or "excellent", according to a survey in Western… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 50
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 30/09/2016
    Sep 30, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 30/09/2016

    #NAACAMShow more
    Editor 45
  • Fuel set for further month-end hike
    Sep 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel set for further month-end hike

    Stronger international petroleum prices have contributed the bulk of the fuel price increase expected at the end of September. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end data released by the… more
    Automobile Association 70
  • “SensePlanAct” communication campaign from Continental is a “winner” at the Automotive Brand Contest 2016
    Sep 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    “SensePlanAct” communication campaign from…

    The “SensePlanAct” campaign of the Chassis & Safety Division of the international technology company Continental receives today on the occasion of the Salon “Mondial de l’Automobile” in Paris the coveted “Winner” award at the Automotive Brand… more
    Editor 109
  • Launch of New ContiPartner Retail Outlet in Kenya
    Sep 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Launch of New ContiPartner Retail Outlet in Kenya

    The 8th ContiPartner outlet to trade in September 2016 New look and feel ContiPartner concept unveiled Partnership with Shell Vivo, Silverstone Tyres and Continental Tyre strengthened Specialised 4x4 offering Nairobi, Kenya, 27 September 2016… more
    Editor 90
  • Get a free badge delivered straight to your door!
    Sep 29, 2016 Events

    Get a free badge delivered straight to your door!

    Pre-register on or before 30 September 2016 (Fri) to receive the admission badge by post before the show! You can bring along your badge for direct entry at the fairground, avoiding long queues at the fairground. In addition, pre-registered visitors… more
    Editor 111
  • KZN Votes Tiger Wheel & Tyre
    Sep 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KZN Votes Tiger Wheel & Tyre "Best Tyre Shop" for…

    It seems that if vehicle owners in KwaZulu-Natal agree on one thing, then it's that Tiger Wheel & Tyre is the "Best Tyre Shop" in the province. This endorsement comes from readers of the Daily News, who voted for their favourite retailers in the… more
    Editor 67
  • ElearnAfrica launches new online marketplace for open education in Africa today
    Sep 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    ElearnAfrica launches new online marketplace for…

    As the furore around #feesmustfall and free education continues, one social enterprise has come to the fore with a promising solution. eLearnAfrica today launched its new online marketplace for education, making it easier for students throughout… more
    Editor 83
  • Renault partners with Waze to enhance driver’s experience
    Sep 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Renault partners with Waze to enhance driver’s…

    Renault and Waze to work together on scenarios to enhance car-app user experience Exclusive Waze for Android Auto prototype demo at Renault Stand for Paris Motor Show 13,000 electric chargers locations in France, brought to users by Renault in Waze… more
    Editor 72
  • Engen joins forces with SAVTEC to give first engines a second life
    Sep 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Engen joins forces with SAVTEC to give first…

    From left to right: Paul Leask Engen Lubricants National Sales Manager with Rudi Hohls from Pietermaritzburg who came fourth, runner up Johann Rust from Kuilsrivier, Zaakier Jacobs from Engen. In first place Torsten Löwe from Pretoria, Francois van… more
    Editor 69
  • Messe Frankfurt launches ‘Hypermotion’
    Sep 28, 2016 Events

    Messe Frankfurt launches ‘Hypermotion’

    Trade fair with accompanying congresses and integrated showcases focusing on the digitalisation of intelligent mobility systems Our mobility system is facing a radical process of change. Driven by digitalisation and decarbonisation, the boundaries… more
    Editor 120
  • George Austin, a long-serving Senior Consultant at Sewells MSXI South Afric
    Sep 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Efficiencies in after-sales department crucial…

    Efficiencies in all aspects of the after-sales operation are now more crucial than ever to ensure the viability and sustainability of automotive dealerships in today’s rapidly-changing business environment, according to George Austin, a long-serving… more
    Editor 83
  • Compelling travel experiences for all with Avis
    Sep 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Compelling travel experiences for all with Avis

    In line with South African Tourism and the World Tourism Day 2016 theme #TourismForAll, Avis has headed the call to tap into South Africans’ travel and transport needs, by making tourism more accessible for all. Avis has created an environment that… more
    Editor 73
  • GT Radial Tyres Now Available at Tiger Wheel & Tyre Stores
    Sep 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GT Radial Tyres Now Available at Tiger Wheel &…

    In a bid to continue to bring only the world's finest quality brands to motorists, Tiger Wheel & Tyre has announced that is now selling GT Radial tyres at its nationwide network of stores. In a period spanning several decades, GT Radial has earned a… more
    Editor 74
  • Peter Schreyer marks 10 years with KIA Motors
    Sep 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Peter Schreyer marks 10 years with KIA Motors

    (SEOUL) September 27, 2016 – Peter Schreyer is marking ten years of leading new car design for KIA, a period during which the Korean brand’s global sales have risen from around 1,1 million cars in 2005, to 3,05 million in 2015. Peter Schreyer has… more
    Editor 86
  • A well-oiled machine runs like clockwork: Water pump kits from MEYLE
    Sep 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    A well-oiled machine runs like clockwork: Water…

    Repair kits catering for a wide range of VW, Audi, Renault, Peugeot and Citroën applications Kits include all parts required for timing belt replacement as well as the respective water pump MEYLE presents the latest additions to its range:… more
    Editor 84
  • Renault-Nissan and Microsoft partner to deliver the future of connected driving
    Sep 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Renault-Nissan and Microsoft partner to deliver…

    Companies sign global, multiyear contract to work on next-generation connected car technologies and driving experiences PARIS, France/REDMOND, Wash. (September 26, 2016) – The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Microsoft Corp. have signed a global,… more
    Editor 100
  • Gemalto Valeo InBlue with smart watch functional illustration
    Sep 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    VALEO and Gemalto partner to turn your smartphone…

    Paris and Johannesburg 20th September 2016 – Valeo, one of the leading automotive supplier, partnered with Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, to bring security to its virtual car keys system called Valeo… more
    Editor 101
  • The steel industry downstream has had enough
    Sep 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The steel industry downstream has had enough

    Open letter by Gerhard Papenfus to the Minister of Trade and Industry In this open letter, the following issues are dealt with: The South African Steel Industry’s 35 years of decline The 10 percent customs duties already severely prejudices the… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 78
  • SA Reprieve Resumes
    Sep 27, 2016 On the Cees

    SA Reprieve Resumes

    Life is full of surprises. That is what makes it interesting, but also unpredictable. I had long walked around with the idea of a hurricane assaulting us, thinking of 2013-2015, with a final Zuma inspired Nene spout. But after that we seemed to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 89
  • Mercedes-Benz successful on social networks
    Sep 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz successful on social networks

    Mercedes-Benz SA is the first automotive brand to introduce Facebook Messenger Chatbot in South Africa Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) has once again pushed the boundaries of digital achievements, becoming the first automotive brand in the country… more
    Editor 90
  • UK industry body signs deal to export motor industry skills to India
    Sep 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    UK industry body signs deal to export motor…

    The IMI has signed an agreement with the Indian Government to provide motor industry qualifications and vocational training standards worth £ millions. The memorandum of understanding with the Indian Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC)… more
    Editor 90
  • Continental Schools Quiz
    Sep 27, 2016 Events

    Continental Schools Quiz

    High School Quiz testing general knowledge Educational opportunity for learners on Road Safety through Vision Zero PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 26 September 2016 - The 2016 Continental Tyre High Schools Quiz in Nelson Mandela Bay - tagged on social… more
    Editor 101
  • NEW Castrol GTX Ultraclean
    Sep 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    NEW Castrol GTX Ultraclean

    The NEW Castrol GTX Ultraclean’s synthetic technology has superior performance. The unique DOUBLE ACTION formula cleans away old sludge and protects your engine against new sludge formation, giving you more control over today’s challenging… more
    Editor 89
  • Safety features important when buying new cars
    Sep 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Safety features important when buying new cars

    First annual AA Entry Level Vehicle Safety Report The Automobile Association (AA) today released its first annual Entry Level Vehicle Safety Report that assess the safety features on vehicles. The report considered the safety features of 23 vehicles… more
    Editor 83
  • Nissan Patrol comes to rhinos’ rescue in South Africa
    Sep 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan Patrol comes to rhinos’ rescue in South…

    Nissan Patrol 4x4 helps rhino protection unit patrol large areas of Pilanesberg National Park PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK, South Africa – The South African black and white rhino population needs all the help it can get against the threat of wildlife… more
    Editor 86
  • Driving Hunger Away
    Sep 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Driving Hunger Away

    Charity In Motion Peugeot South Africa and Meals on Wheels Community Services have been cooking up a storm – and then delivering hot food to the hungry. The partnership’s latest initiative was a cook-a-thon held at the charity’s City Deep warehouse… more
    Editor 120
  • Driving for Better Business
    Sep 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Driving for Better Business

    Crashes and the related consequences are far higher, and of greater financial impact to a company than most organisations realise. It’s not just the excess (if insured) that is a cost to the organisation for research in the UK shows these could be 8… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 76
  • Solar cars to compete on Bridgestone ECO tyres
    Sep 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Solar cars to compete on Bridgestone ECO tyres

    Sasol Solar Challenge solar cars to be shod with Ecopia with ologic Bridgestone South Africa has announced that four of the teams taking part in the upcoming Sasol Solar Challenge will be driving the race on Bridgestone's Ecopia with ologic tyres… more
    Editor 94
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 23/09/2016
    Sep 23, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 23/09/2016

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update more
    Editor 116
  •  Get ready to take your business to the next level with the 2016 South African Small Business Awards
    Sep 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Get ready to take your business to the next…

    Small business owners and mercurial entrepreneurs across all industry sectors still have two weeks to enter the 2016 South African Small Business Awards. This year marks the eighth anniversary of the highly coveted awards, which is hosted by the… more
    Editor 100
  • Employment Equity: Submissions now open
    Sep 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Employment Equity: Submissions now open

    Employment Equity: Submissions now open more
    Editor 105
  • Chaos in time of serenity
    Sep 22, 2016 On the Cees

    Chaos in time of serenity

    Certain things just clash, do not go together, whether colours or personalities or political convictions. I find myself at a dawning day where too much simply doesn't sit at the same table. And yet they do, and do we have to rationalise it. Our… more
    Cees Bruggemans 88
  • Register today to enjoy free admission and multiple benefits!
    Sep 22, 2016 Events

    Register today to enjoy free admission and…

    Meet 5,700 exhibitors and 120,000 visitors at the world's second largest brand trade fair for the automotive service industry More than a decade of development, Automechanika Shanghai has risen into a one-stop platform for information exchange,… more
    Editor 177
  • Rugby goes rural with Land Rover and Stormers players
    Sep 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Rugby goes rural with Land Rover and Stormers…

    Land Rover rugby ambassadors visit rural school for rugby awareness Rugby Goes Rural campaign to help raise awareness and develop rugby in schools Hope Crosses Any Terrain educational packs handed out to students Watch the video here:… more
    Editor 96
  • When Trump collides globally
    Sep 21, 2016 On the Cees

    When Trump collides globally

    Whatever your personal preference, this US election was for Clinton to lose and for Trump to overcome his outsider business status (a double handicap, tripled by his unconventionality). Yet as happened with outsider Obama eight years ago, insider… more
    Cees Bruggemans 96
  • Entrepreneurship & skills critical to financial services sector
    Sep 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Entrepreneurship & skills critical to financial…

    SETAs in the Finance and Accounting Services Sector traditionally focus their efforts on career awareness and skills development. As part of this focus, and with the recognition that the economy is no longer driven by conventional employment alone,… more
    Editor 98
  • NAACAM SHOW - off to a good start
    Sep 21, 2016 Events

    NAACAM SHOW - off to a good start

    Editor 140
  • New appointments at CAIA
    Sep 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New appointments at CAIA

    Dr. Mlu Ganto has been appointed Head: Regulatory Affairs at the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) with effect from 1 August 2016. Ganto holds a doctorate in chemistry, and his previous positions include that of candidate attorney… more
    Editor 106
  • Driver‘s best friend: MEYLE revamps its brand identity
    Sep 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Driver‘s best friend: MEYLE revamps its brand…

    New brand logo and new claim designed to communicate a clear message Hamburg, 20 September 2016. As the Frankfurt Automechanika opened its gates for the 2016 edition, a special surprise awaited the visitors at the MEYLE exhibition stand. Along with… more
    Editor 105
  • Nhlakanipho Shange
    Sep 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    ‘Are you ready?’ 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ‘Pitch & Polish!’

    For the past six years, these sounds have reverberated in community halls across South Africa, as entrepreneurs have presented their business ideas to audiences and expert judges. What began, in Nelspruit in 2010 with an audience of forty people -… more
    Editor 96
  • TomTom Announces Sponsorship of Nuon Solar Team
    Sep 20, 2016 Events

    TomTom Announces Sponsorship of Nuon Solar Team

    TomTom (TOM2) has announced support of the Technical University Delft-based team in the Sasol Solar Challenge. TomTom will be providing the 8 students with its flagship products to help them propel this year’s car, Nuna8s, towards victory. The team,… more
    Editor 120
  • Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and MD of VW Group SA and his wife, Wendy with pupils of Nkululeko Secondary School in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage
    Sep 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Amarok helps change lives of young girls

    VWSA Managing Director and his wife take part in Amarok Social Test Drive to deliver sanitary towels to young school girls in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage Each year young girls in impoverished communities can miss up to 50 days of school for not having the… more
    Editor 126
  • Launch of Manufacturing Indaba Eastern Cape to bolster investment in the province
    Sep 20, 2016 Events

    Launch of Manufacturing Indaba Eastern Cape to…

    The Coega Development Corporation in the Eastern Cape recently signed a R11 billion ($821million)investment with the Beijing Automobile International Corporation (BAIC), the biggest automotive investment in Africa in the last 40 years. The size of… more
    Editor 135
  • Sanral, Outa public dispute not good for motorists
    Sep 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Sanral, Outa public dispute not good for motorists

    Association says issue of e-tolls needs to be finalised urgently for the benefit of all Gauteng road users The Automobile Association (AA) notes with concern the latest public exchanges between the South African National Roads Agency Limited… more
    Automobile Association 103
  • Re-treading business boosts economy
    Sep 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Re-treading business boosts economy

    Re-treading doesn’t only give tyres a new lease on life, but also has a part in dealing with the environmental burden of waste tyres. According to the current environmental policy, re-treaded tyres significantly prolong the use of a product that… more
    Editor 172
  • Rating agencies to strike back?
    Sep 20, 2016 On the Cees

    Rating agencies to strike back?

    One senses the disappointment, with the apparently intensifying government war breaking out into the open, (as Ramaphosa so accurately worded it), like a rotting carcass finally exploding on all sides, with the further loss of economic growth… more
    Cees Bruggemans 94
  • Time to take SA inventory
    Sep 19, 2016 On the Cees

    Time to take SA inventory

    Our domestic politics are so fluid, and convoluted, that we can think of various scenarios that make sense when seen on their own, internally consistent and at least up to a point plausible in their own right. But we know too little about inner… more
    Cees Bruggemans 110
  • Connected cars took centre stage at the world’s leading trade fair
    Sep 19, 2016 Events

    Connected cars took centre stage at the world’s…

    136,000 visitors from over 170 countries encountered a record 4,820 exhibitors Automechanika trade fair family continues to grow with a new event in Vietnam The central theme at the world's largest showcase for the independent aftermarket in 2016… more
    Editor 259
  • Get ready for the first rains
    Sep 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Get ready for the first rains

    Weather reports in Gauteng are forecasting the first rains of the season will fall this weekend. While this is good news for the environment, it also presents new challenges for drivers with reduced tyre traction and visibility. Oil and grease… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 95
  • Profiling Driver Risk
    Sep 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Profiling Driver Risk

    What’s involved in driver risk profiling? Because of the complexity of dealing with the “how” of identifying, in dealing with drivers’ behaviour, it is inevitable that, from a logistical perspective it is something that only companies become… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 104
  • Right to Repair Campaign: global meeting in Frankfurt
    Sep 19, 2016 Events

    Right to Repair Campaign: global meeting in…

    The global consumers’ freedom of choice and effective competition in the market for vehicle replacement parts, tools and equipment, servicing and repair was discussed by representatives of automotive aftermarket associations from Australia, Brazil,… more
    Editor 115
  • KPMG Africa Banking survey; satisfactory results from unsatisfied customers
    Sep 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KPMG Africa Banking survey; satisfactory results…

    Understanding what is important to individual customers and customer segments is key to understanding the future of banking in Africa. Monday, 12th September 2016; KPMG has released its Africa Banking Industry Customer Satisfaction Survey, which… more
    Editor 120
  • Ford's Annual Careers Day Exposes Learners to Auto Industry
    Sep 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford's Annual Careers Day Exposes Learners to…

    80 Grade 11 learners from schools in Pretoria attend careers expo at Ford's Silverton Assembly Plant 40 learners from Port Elizabeth visit Ford's Struandale Engine Plant Insight gained into extensive range of careers at Ford, including… more
    Editor 128
  • Unique New Service & Opening Specials for Tiger Wheel & Tyre Durbanville
    Sep 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Unique New Service & Opening Specials for Tiger…

    There's a new Tiger Wheel & Tyre at 97 De Villiers Road in Durbanville, just around the corner from busy Wellington Street. This new addition brings the total number of Tiger Wheel & Tyre stores in Cape Town and surrounding areas to 13. The new… more
    Editor 140
  • Matt Gennrich, General Manager: Communications at Volkswagen Group South Africa with Matthew Norval, Chief Operating Officer: Wilderness Foundation Africa at the handover of six Amaroks in Port Elizabeth.
    Sep 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen renews its support of Forever Wild…

    Six Amaroks to be deployed for proactive rhino protection hot spot areas across the country Volkswagen's partnership with Wilderness Foundation celebrates 31 years Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has renewed its support of the Forever Wild Rhino… more
    Editor 136
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 19/09/2016
  • Fuel party on hold as Rand, oil bite
    Sep 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel party on hold as Rand, oil bite

    South Africa's recent period of fuel price reductions is set for a reversal as the weakening Rand and stronger international petroleum prices combine at the pumps. This is the view of the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on… more
    Automobile Association 115
  • Counting SA blessings
    Sep 16, 2016 On the Cees

    Counting SA blessings

    Perhaps this Spring it is difficult to start counting blessings, with the Cape dam levels still well below last year’s average, and summer rainfall regions parched and waiting, but in other respects there are a few things to be grateful about. One… more
    Cees Bruggemans 98
  • GM Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GM Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050

    GM pledges to source global electricity from wind, sun and landfill gas, joins RE100 DETROIT - General Motors plans to generate or source all electrical power for its 350 operations in 59 countries with 100 percent renewable energy - such as wind,… more
    Editor 140
  • FUCHS TITAN CARGO SAE 15W-40
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel-economy engine oil for commercial vehicle…

    FUCHS TITAN CARGO SAE 15W-40 Ultra-High Performance, fuel-economy engine oil for a variety of commercial vehicle diesel engines. Specially developed for the latest generation of Commercial, construction and agricultural vehicles with extended… more
    Editor 119
  • Indian aftermarket business is expected to grow to USD 30 billion by 2026 – ACMA
    Sep 15, 2016 Events

    Indian aftermarket business is expected to grow…

    Over 175 companies to showcase India’s automotive aftermarket expertise at Automechanika Frankfurt this week Automechanika - the world’s leading trade fair for the automotive aftermarket industry is set to open its doors in Frankfurt this week from… more
    Editor 133
  • IMI and Automechanika announce global skills partnership
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    IMI and Automechanika announce global skills…

    The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has today (Tuesday 13th September) confirmed it will be working together to achieve a joint partnership with the world’s leading trade event organiser, Messe Frankfurt, whose global events are dedicated to… more
    Editor 118
  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City debuts in March 2017
    Sep 15, 2016 Events

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City debuts in March…

    Special showcase, Motorcycle Expo, to meet the local market’s needs The first edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City will debut on 15 March 2017. The three-day show aims to become Vietnam’s leading regional trade fair for the automotive service… more
    Editor 142
  • Deutsche Messe’s industrial fairs in Shanghai: on the road to the year 2025
    Sep 15, 2016 Events

    Deutsche Messe’s industrial fairs in Shanghai: on…

    China’s industrial transformation creates new business opportunities Hannover/Shanghai. Wages are increasing, the middle class is expanding, and the demand for skilled labor is growing. At the same time, the years of mega growth are over. Yet China… more
    Editor 164
  • GMSA Announces Best Technician In The Country
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GMSA Announces Best Technician In The Country

    PORT ELIZABETH - The best Chevrolet, Opel and Isuzu technician in the country hails from Nelson Mandela Bay. Gawie Engelbrecht (30), of Williams Hunt Port Elizabeth, claimed this coveted title during the annual General Motors South Africa (GMSA) Top… more
    Editor 111
  • Five questions you should ask your mechanic before a service
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Five questions you should ask your mechanic…

    Car issues, expensive repairs and ‘those mechanics that ripped me off’ are always hot conversation starters among vehicle owners. So what should you be doing to ensure your vehicle repairs or regular services become hassle-free? Les Mc Master,… more
    Editor 107
  • Shell Power the Pump Activation Spring Kick-off
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Shell Power the Pump Activation Spring Kick-off

    For more than 100 years, Shell has been harnessing science, engineering, and technology to pioneer the world’s most innovative Fuel and for nearly half a century, BMW M has been building world-class automobiles by merging engineering with cutting… more
    Editor 181
  • (From left to right: Jim Savas (Vice President & General Manager UBM), Michael Johannes (Brand Manager Automechanika), Dan Risley (President and Executive Director ASA), Dennis Smith (President and CEO, Messe Frankfurt North America))
    Sep 15, 2016 Events

    Automechanika Chicago, NACE sign letter of intent…

    Co-production answers the needs of collision and service repair shops Automechanika Chicago, the largest U.S. trade show dedicated to high-end technical and management-related training for automotive collision and service repair shops, along with… more
    Editor 130
  • Nissan first to bring wheelchair-friendly taxis to South Africa
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan first to bring wheelchair-friendly taxis…

    Nissan has become the first manufacturer in South Africa to offer wheelchair-friendly vehicles to the taxi industry in order to meet the growing demand for safe, reliable transportation for people living with disabilities. The company has developed… more
    Editor 228
  • Trentyre attains Level 4 B-BBEE Contributor Status under the Amended Codes of Good Practice
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Trentyre attains Level 4 B-BBEE Contributor…

    Trentyre is proud to announce that it has attained Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Level 4 Contributor Status under the Amended Codes of Good Practice. The Codes of Good Practice were amended and promulgated in May 2015, and required… more
    Editor 101
  • Bridgestone PE plant turns 80
    Sep 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Bridgestone PE plant turns 80

    September 14, 2016, marks 80 years since the first Firestone tyre to be built in South Africa rolled off the assembly line in the company’s new factory in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. Today, 80 years ago, Harvey Firestone Jnr, together with… more
    Editor 150
  • Jaguar Land Rover expands the ingenium powertrain family
    Sep 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jaguar Land Rover expands the ingenium powertrain…

    New powertrain technologies support commitment to reduce vehicle emissions and improve fuel economy All-new Ingenium petrol engines are the most advanced developed by Jaguar Land Rover Innovative TRANSCEND transmission boosts off-road performance… more
    Editor 124
  • Nissan finds out what’s getting football fans excited ahead of UEFA Champions League return
    Sep 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan finds out what’s getting football fans…

    The Nissan Excitement Index shows fans of European football are most excited to see Leicester City FC make their tournament debut Despite their excitement, only 1% believe Leicester City FC stand any chance of winning the competition UEFA’s Best… more
    Editor 130
  • Economy going nowhere?
    Sep 13, 2016 On the Cees

    Economy going nowhere?

    Company results of recent weeks across a wide spectrum, and Treasury tax revenue collection data year to date are sending a most uncomfortable message. The economy has apparently come to a stop. In real, volume terms there doesn't seem to be too… more
    Cees Bruggemans 116
  • Looking through SA stealth
    Sep 12, 2016 On the Cees

    Looking through SA stealth

    When nobody is being straightforward, it is a challenge to appreciate where we are, never mind where we are going. Of course, in politics anyone is rarely clear about their intentions. Be it personal, business or state. Our South African condition… more
    Cees Bruggemans 116
  • Parallel Parking No Fuss, No Drama
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Parallel Parking No Fuss, No Drama

    One of the problems we encounter when assessing the skills of drivers who have “cheated” the system when obtaining their drivers licence is that they can’t parallel park. Another factor is that it’s seen by some as one of those activities, like… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 125
  • Ford Partnering with Global Cities on New Transportation
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Partnering with Global Cities on New…

    Chariot Shuttle to Be Acquired, Ford GoBike to Launch in San Francisco Ford is teaming up with major global cities - starting with San Francisco - to help solve congestion issues and help people move more easily, today and in the future Ford Smart… more
    Editor 145
  • Drive Me public autonomous driving experiment starts in Sweden
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Drive Me public autonomous driving experiment…

    Volvo Cars has officially kicked off Drive Me, the world's most ambitious and advanced public autonomous driving (AD) experiment. On the morning of 09 September 2016, Volvo produced the very first autonomous car that will be used in the Drive Me… more
    Editor 207
  • Volkswagen’s Trainee programme addresses youth unemployment
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen’s Trainee programme addresses youth…

    Volkswagen’s Commercial Trainee programme gives college students practical working experience Commercial Trainee programme, now in its 15th year, is a joint initiative between Volkswagen and MerSETA According to statistics, of South Africa's five… more
    Editor 149
  • KIA officially opens Mexico production facility
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KIA officially opens Mexico production facility

    Grand opening ceremony for new Mexican production facility KIA’s sixth overseas production facility represents a US$3 billion investment Annual production capacity to reach 400 000 units; KIA’s global production capacity to reach 3,56 million units… more
    Editor 156
  • Open letter: Business leader calls for transparency at local government level
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Open letter: Business leader calls for…

    Dear Newly Elected Mayor, I would like to congratulate you on being elected as a mayoral candidate during the 2016 Municipal Elections. On behalf of the people of South Africa, you will be responsible for the transformation and management of various… more
    Editor 141
  • AMEO and NUMSA sign wage deal with no disruption to vehicle production
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    AMEO and NUMSA sign wage deal with no disruption…

    Auto industry and labour unions agree on wage increases and benefit structure for 2016 – 2019 period The automotive manufacturing sector and the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (NUMSA) today successfully concluded their negotiations for a new… more
    Editor 135
  • Mobilisers steal the show
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mobilisers steal the show

    The recent opening of Kyalami and the SA Motoring Festival saw fans flock in numbers to the event. Exhibitors were out in full force showcasing their latest car models which had hit the market, all aiming to impress consumers. This was an event… more
    Editor 197
  • Exclusive presentation of the study
    Sep 12, 2016 Events

    Exclusive presentation of the study "Future of…

    During the world`s leading trade fair for the automotive after-market, Automechanika, we will feature a presentation of unvarnished insights into the automotive industry’s status quo and future developments. Teradata GmbH – a specialist for big data… more
    Editor 157
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 09/09/2016
    Sep 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 09/09/2016

    The Show will be hosted every two years as a platform from which to grow the automotive component and related manufacturing sectors in South Africa, and will run concurrently and in partnership with the Durban Automotive Cluster’s National… more
    Editor 133
  • The Captain Hook economy
    Sep 09, 2016 On the Cees

    The Captain Hook economy

    Intrigued? What hook? Last three years, since end 2013, our GDP data has been all over the place, with two vicious downdrafts and two vicious upper cuts, the latest this +3.3% chinless wonder of 2Q16. And these downdrafts and uppercuts nowhere else… more
    Cees Bruggemans 131
  • Highest numbers of participating exhibitors in the history of Automechanika Frankfurt
    Sep 09, 2016 Events

    Highest numbers of participating exhibitors in…

    At a time of digitalisation and networked vehicles, the motor-vehicle sector confirms its top economic role Messe Frankfurt expands in the field of 'Mobility & Logistics' 4,820 exhibitors (2014: 4,660) are expected at the world's leading… more
    Editor 135
  • The Zuma Interview
    Sep 09, 2016 On the Cees

    The Zuma Interview

    On Tuesday, our esteemed president Zuma gave an interview on CCTV. He was interviewed by the leading CCTV anchor lady, a very competent person in her own right who posed a series of friendly, well-formulated questions, probing what we think we are… more
    Cees Bruggemans 139
  • Protect yourself and your motorbike this summer
    Sep 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Protect yourself and your motorbike this summer

    Summer is a great time to get your motorbike out of the garage, dust it off, and hit the road. But, if you haven’t been on the bike for a while, are you sure it’s still in good enough shape to meet the demands of the road? The Automobile Association… more
    Automobile Association 133
  • Konstantin von Vieregge, CEO, SA Shows Messe Frankfurt
    Sep 09, 2016 Events

    Three new shows to co-locate with Automechanika…

    Next year's Automechanika trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, which takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from September 27-30, will be co-located with three new, related shows. The new shows are Futuroad Expo (Africa's international… more
    Editor 178
  • MEYLE – The heart of St. Pauli: Hamburg manufacturer is the main sponsor of FC St. Pauli Handball
    Sep 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE – The heart of St. Pauli: Hamburg…

    Strong teams: Two Hamburg brands are forging ahead with passion and conviction Hamburg, 08 September 2016. In addition to its support in the field of truck racing as cooperation partner for the team “tankpool24“, the automotive spare parts… more
    Editor 140
  • Tracker reaches one million subscriptions
    Sep 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tracker reaches one million subscriptions

    Still the market leader in South Africa and 3rd largest vehicle tracking and telematics company in the world Johannesburg, 08 September, 2016: Tracker is proud to announce the incredible milestone of reaching 1 million active subscriptions. This is… more
    Editor 168
  • The world slowly adrift
    Sep 09, 2016 On the Cees

    The world slowly adrift

    There is an enormous impatience in the world for much faster growth, ever more faster growth than the present, partly from fear (if weak growth were to lead to relapse and policy means were not to be available to address such weakness adequately,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 122
  • Thomas Schaefer, Chairman & Managing Director of Volkswagen South Africa and H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya addressing media at the State House in Nairobi after the signing of an agreement to start the production of the Volkswagen Polo Vivo in Thika near Nairobi, Kenya.
    Sep 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen expands Africa strategy - Vehicle…

    Agreement to produce Polo Vivo with local partner signed Beginning of engagement in further emerging market in Sub-Saharan region Production scheduled to commence at end of 2016 Training center to be established with support of German government… more
    Editor 146
  • NAACAM Show exhibitors – steep discount available for firms displaying product for localisation
    Sep 09, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show exhibitors – steep discount available…

    NAACAM Show exhibitors – steep discount available for firms displaying product for localisation more
    Editor 133
  • Making sure the “Customer is King”
    Sep 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Making sure the “Customer is King”

    Making sure the “Customer is King” more significant than ever in the auto sector, says Deloitte The old adage which says that the ‘Customer is King’ is taking on renewed significance in the 21st century where product-based marketing is dying and… more
    Editor 199
  • Patronage Network Decades
    Sep 07, 2016 On the Cees

    Patronage Network Decades

    It has to date been a difficult decade. Not only because having to absorb a severe global headwind as the Chinese commodity supercycle with its rich commodity export prices ended and then ingloriously faded into nothingness, leaving us without a… more
    Cees Bruggemans 118
  • Recycle your car battery to keep the environment safe!
    Sep 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Recycle your car battery to keep the environment…

    Do you know what to do with your used car battery? Throwing away your used car battery in the dustbin isn’t the best way to get rid of it. The lead, plastic and acid in the batteries can be extremely harmful to the environment if not properly… more
    Editor 142
  • Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA).
    Sep 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Get your car summer-ready

    Summer is just on the horizon and now is the perfect time to get your car summer-ready, says Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA). “Why wait until you are caught in the first spring rains to realise that your… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 142
  • Six Reasons to join Rotary
    Sep 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Six Reasons to join Rotary

    We all want to do good and contribute to a positive society, however with a plethora of NGOs and charities to choose from, how do you select the right one for you? How about considering joining Rotary International? “There are so many good reasons… more
    Editor 159
  • MEYLE at the Automechanika 2016: get ready for a 'blue miracle'
    Sep 07, 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 Hamburg, 06 September 2016. When the Automechanika opens its gates next week, visitors can look forward to a completely different… more
    Editor 175
  • Digital disruption rapidly changing the face of global automotive industry
    Sep 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Digital disruption rapidly changing the face of…

    The global automotive industry and many related facets of the business are changing rapidly as the digital revolution causes major disruption. This makes it essential for motor businesses to adapt or die. This message came through loud and clear at… more
    Editor 523
  • Naamsa president paints encouraging picture of future for local motor industry
    Sep 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa president paints encouraging picture of…

    Mike Whitfield, the President of NAAMSA and Managing Director of the Nissan Group of Africa, painted an encouraging picture of the future of the South African motor industry when he was one of the keynote speakers at the CAR Conference last week. He… more
    Editor 168
  • The future of servicing, first hand, in Frankfurt's Festhalle
    Sep 06, 2016 Events

    The future of servicing, first hand, in…

    Mankind has long dreamed of being able to look into the future and see what tomorrow will bring. At Automechanika in Frankfurt, from 13 to 17 September, over 110 companies will set themselves precisely this particular challenge. The companies come… more
    Editor 197
  • A New Dawn?
    Sep 06, 2016 The Phoenix

    A New Dawn?

    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
    The Phoenix 141
  • Keeping your shock absorbers in tip-top shape
    Sep 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Keeping your shock absorbers in tip-top shape

    Good quality parts go a long way in navigating South Africa's tricky roads Your car’s shock absorbers control the movement of its suspension when it travels over bumps or dips in the road, as well as when the driver accelerates, brakes or corners.… more
    Editor 151
  • On your own
    Sep 06, 2016 On the Cees

    On your own

    It isn't the first time the SA economy (you, me and the dog) find ourselves in this situation. On our own, left to our own wits, with a mild headwind breeze (from slightly higher SARB interest rates), a stealthily rising tax burden (in the nature of… more
    Cees Bruggemans 154
  • Automotive show to address needs of sa's automotive manufacturers
    Sep 05, 2016 Events

    Automotive show to address needs of sa's…

    The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa says industry and government will gather on a large-scale at the NAACAM Show in April next year to drive manufacturing growth in the sector. NAACAM President… more
    Editor 169
  • Ford’s new ignition key designed to last a lifetime
    Sep 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford’s new ignition key designed to last a…

    In a World Where Mobiles, Tablets and Laptops Are Replaced Every Few Years – Here’s a Technology That Lasts a Lifetime Unlike many of the devices we rely on every day, Ford’s new ignition key has been designed to withstand a lifetime’s use – in the… more
    Editor 176
  • Ockert Berry, VP Operations, FMCSA
    Sep 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford’s Latest Manufacturing Systems Streamline…

    Each set of guidelines assists the company and its employees in meeting or exceeding objectives It is a continuously improving, lean, flexible and disciplined common global production system Major aim of the compilers of the new Ford Production… more
    Editor 190
  • Hillary & Theresa's Inheritance
    Sep 05, 2016 On the Cees

    Hillary & Theresa's Inheritance

    First a little context, if I may. It starts with the Glorious Revolution of 1688. Prior to that, Britain had already acquired throw-weight mass as a geopolitical power but missed the key institution to give it real staying strength (turbo) for the… more
    Editor 148
  • Motorcycle retail sales guru Craig Langton the man behind the safe selling of your motorcycle and instant payment
    Sep 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Bikebuyers the best and safest way to sell a…

    There a huge number of dangers in selling a motorcycle for the owner. After some exhaustive research it was found that customers who advertise on free sites have an 80% chance of being contacted by fraudsters who are well organised, well-educated… more
    Editor 150
  • Winners of the Automechanika Innovation Awards announced
    Sep 05, 2016 Events

    Winners of the Automechanika Innovation Awards…

    Official presentation on 13 September 2016; first interactive special show in the ‘Festhalle’ Jury gives the first Green Award The winners of the Automechanika Innovation Awards 2016 have been announced. On 23 August 2016, the independent jury of nine… more
    Editor 217
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 05/09/2016
    Sep 05, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 05/09/2016

    If you are a buyer, supplier, service provider or industry support organisation the NAACAM Show’s exhibition is the platform to showcase your business to the gathered delegates. more
    Editor 163
  • STD bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - August 2016
    Sep 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    STD bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales…

    August commentary “Passenger vehicles declined by 13.8% despite the rental industry contributing 22% of new car sales. Current decline levels likely to remain for the year and be the new norm, mainly influenced by current conditions”. General… more
    Editor 166
  • Naacam launches transformation initiative
    Sep 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naacam launches transformation initiative

    The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) held its annual general meeting at the inaugural Kyalami Festival of Motoring on Wednesday 31 August. President, Dave Coffey, used the opportunity to launch the… more
    Editor 148
  • Back-to-School Driving Advice
    Sep 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Back-to-School Driving Advice

    Having run the “school” drop off in the last few days it made me more conscious of how badly many parents drive. With that in mind we are sharing some timely tips from… If You're Dropping Off . . . Schools often have very specific drop-off… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 139
  • Naamsa comment on the August, 2016 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Sep 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa comment on the August, 2016 South African…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of August, 2016 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association said that whilst new car sales had registered a further… more
    Editor 156
  • SA Pontius Pilate
    Sep 02, 2016 On the Cees

    SA Pontius Pilate

    SA has entered again a period in which so-called “normal” or fundamental economic influences aren't the only ones or even primary ones working in on our financial markets (Rand, bonds, equities) and by extension on the SA economy. Instead, the… more
    Cees Bruggemans 153
  •  G.U.D. Holdings sponsors 1 million rand for sports bursaries
    Sep 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    G.U.D. Holdings sponsors 1 million rand for…

    Leading Durban automotive parts manufacturer, G.U.D. Holdings, continued their investment in youth development through sport by renewing their sponsorship of the Sharks Academy in 2016. G.U.D. Holdings presented a cheque of 1 million rand to the… more
    Editor 161
  • A global challenge?
    Sep 01, 2016 On the Cees

    A global challenge?

    It is posed as a growing global confrontation ending in deepening trade and currency wars, but perhaps it is just a robust challenge that global elites will sit out. A world of difference between these outcomes, and their implications for us. Global… more
    Cees Bruggemans 143
  • Don’t miss out on our clearance sale
    Aug 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Don’t miss out on our clearance sale

    Hurry up and don’t miss out on this great clearance sale. Selected Jonsson clothing up to 50% off. More Here CYMOT is a privately owned Namibian company which was founded in 1948. Since then it has grown to become a leader in supplying quality… more
    Editor 157
  • Land Cruiser Festival 2016 - Thank You
    Aug 31, 2016 Events

    Land Cruiser Festival 2016 - Thank You

    A big thank you to everyone for attending our Land Cruiser Festival, we appreciate your support!! More Here more
    Editor 176
  • Three SA Foci 2016/17
    Aug 31, 2016 On the Cees

    Three SA Foci 2016/17

    And then, after a long gestation, the world suddenly changed somewhat, as with a real birth and new life intruding anew. The ANC government party entered into an active yeasting process from within; the DA/EFF combo along with smaller splinter… more
    Cees Bruggemans 163
  • Oil strength, Gordhan jitters mute fuel drop
    Aug 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Oil strength, Gordhan jitters mute fuel drop

    Renewed oil price strength, and a turnaround in the Rand/US dollar exchange rate, have put the brakes on the substantial drops in fuel prices suggested by mid-August data. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on… more
    Automobile Association 193
  • Volkswagen celebrates 65 years of building people's cars in South Africa
    Aug 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen celebrates 65 years of building…

    VWSA celebrates 65 years in South Africa (31 August) 65 years ago the first South African built Volkswagen rolled off the assembly line in Uitenhage. The Uitenhage manufacturing plant was founded in 1946 as South African Motor Assemblers and… more
    Editor 174
  • Reef Fuel Injection Services (RFI) offers a diesel fuel injector repair programme for all Toyota vehicles including the Hilux, Fortuna and Quantum ranges.
    Aug 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Quality injector repairs for Toyota vehicles

    The recent decrease in new vehicle sales confirms the increasing number of older vehicles on the road today, and this holds true for light commercial vehicles. Now more than ever, fleet owners are under pressure to contain the maintenance costs… more
    Editor 183
  • Virtual vehicle showrooms have arrived already: “We Must Reboot”
    Aug 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Virtual vehicle showrooms have arrived already:…

    “Technology is disrupting every industry worldwide, and motor retail is not going to be spared. Disruption is coming - from online retail to driverless cars - and those who don’t learn to innovate now will find themselves left behind.” This is… more
    Editor 165
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 09/2016
    Aug 30, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 09/2016

    NAACAM SHOW 2017 UPDATE 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… more
    Editor 193
  • Fading our Reprieve
    Aug 29, 2016 On the Cees

    Fading our Reprieve

    After the nightmarish market blowouts of late 2015 and opening weeks of 2016, our fortune turned, as both Fed and Zuma retreated in their strident positioning. It allowed impressive clawback in Rand and bond yields, further enhanced by the slingshot… more
    Editor 162
  • The key to “zero accidents” is the development from assisted to automated driving on the basis of surrounding sensors.
    Aug 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental expands Advanced Driver Assistance…

    Sustained sales growth with Asian vehicle manufacturers Strengthening of local development through knowledge transfer and staff expansion Increase in the production capacity for radar sensors in the Philippines and China Neil Tang appointed as Head… more
    Editor 168
  • MITTAL vs the Downstream: Steel industry war
    Aug 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MITTAL vs the Downstream: Steel industry war

    The downstream Steel Industry, under siege for decades, is facing its next huge crisis. For many years, ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA), South Africa's dominant liquid steel producer, found the South African steel market to be a favourable playing… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 184
  • Era of Practical Politics
    Aug 29, 2016 On the Cees

    Era of Practical Politics

    The old modern Era of fully inclusive democracy, basically a short interim, started in 1994 and ended in 2004, at which point the ANC hegemony reached its high tide - 69% of the electorate voted in its favour. After that, already some erosion, but… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 161
  • Are you and your car ready for summer?
    Aug 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Are you and your car ready for summer?

    Summer is fast approaching and motorists across South Africa need to ensure that along with the more pleasant weather, their cars, and their attitudes on the road, also need to be in tip-top shape. The Automobile Association (AA) said that drivers… more
    Automobile Association 179
  • Drowsy Driving Persists as Fatal Crash Cause
    Aug 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Drowsy Driving Persists as Fatal Crash Cause

    SA is no stranger to the disastrous consequences emanating from drivers who are drowsy and whose actions impact on the innocent. While estimates of deaths caused by drowsy drivers in the US range from 2% to 20% of all traffic fatalities, safety… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 177
  • Drunk enough to be dismissed?
    Aug 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Drunk enough to be dismissed?

    By Hugo Pienaar and Elizabeth Sonnekus, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr One would think that if an employee is found to be under the influence of alcohol at work it is a straightforward dismissible offence. Recent case law has shown that this is not… more
    Editor 167
  • Nissan and BMW switch on first joint coastal EV charging stations
    Aug 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan and BMW switch on first joint coastal EV…

    Rosslyn, South Africa, August 2016 - Nissan South Africa and BMW Group South Africa have added momentum to Cape Town’s green revolution with the introduction of their first joint electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV)… more
    Editor 197
  • Rider with MS embarks on long voyage to support others
    Aug 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Rider with MS embarks on long voyage to support…

    On Friday 26 August, Johann Nothnagel (61) left Cape Town in an attempt to ride over 4 000 km in support of people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The illness makes riding a motorcycle over such a great distance extremely hard, but biking is something… more
    Editor 210
  • SA overreaction? Or not...?
    Aug 29, 2016 On the Cees

    SA overreaction? Or not...?

    How does one respond to judicial intimidation and political innuendo? Our markets are rule-based, requiring trust in the most basic assumptions. When instead, one is offered ambiguity, active feinting, uncertainty tends to rise, to the point of… more
    Cees Bruggemans 157
  • 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 172
  • 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 162
  • 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 165
  • 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 177
  • 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 170
  • 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 149
  • 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 225
  • 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 189
  • 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 245
  • 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 172
  • 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 167
  • 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 163
  • 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 234
  • 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 199
  • 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 172
  • 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 189
  • 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 192
  • 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 222
  • 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 365
  • #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 362
  •  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 421
  • 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 333
  • 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 361
  • “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 194
  • 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 222
  • 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 174
  • 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 180
  • 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 169
  • 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 185
  • 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 208
  • 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 273
  • 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 230
  • 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 183
  • 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 189
  • 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 372
  • 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 473
  • 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 178
  • 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 202
  • 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 202
  • 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 194
  • 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 244
  • 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 223
  • 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 179
  • 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 207
  • 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 279
  • 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 376
  • 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 176
  • 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 208
  • 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 221
  • 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 187
  • 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 228
  • 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 210
  • ‘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 191
  • 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 206
  • 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 195
  • 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 417
  • 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 217
  • 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 213
  • 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 208
  • 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 211
  • 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 200
  • 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 213
  • 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 204
  • 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 209
  •  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 317
  • 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 194
  • 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 583
  • 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 225
  • 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 259
  • 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 228
  • 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 216
  • 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 280
  • 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 230
  • 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 470
  • 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 227
  • 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 231
  • 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 233
  • 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 238
  • 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 229
  • 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 414
  • 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 259
  • 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 251
  • 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 416
  • 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 333
  • 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 217
  • 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 272
  • 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 212
  • 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 215
  • 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 228
  • 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 245
  • 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 272
  • 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 238
  • 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 293
  • 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 243
  • 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 244
  • 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 254
  • 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 228
  • 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 277
  • 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 259
  • 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 404
  • 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 288
  • 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 286
  • 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 235
  • 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 239
  • 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 273
  • 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 245
  • 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 279
  • 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 299
  • 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 248
  • 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 264
  • 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 354
  • 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 297
  • 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 259
  • 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 308
  • 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 342
  • 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 258
  • 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 459
  • 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 275
  • 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 267
  • 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 269
  • 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 275
  • 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 273
  • 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 654
  • 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 272
  • 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 270
  • 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 321
  • 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 291
  • 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 267
  • 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 285
  • 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 524
  • 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 560
  • 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 325
  • 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 328
  • 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 721
  • 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 288
  • 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 251
  • 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 414
  • 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 273
  • 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 278
  • 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 274
  • 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 276
  • 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 266
  • 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 279
  • 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 278
  • 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 287
  • 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 287
  • 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 279
  • 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 270
  • 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 314
  • 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 261
  • 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 293
  • 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 304
  • 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 310
  •  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 453
  • 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 374
  •  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 268
  • 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 534
  • 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 279
  • 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 289
  • 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 359
  • 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 546
  • 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 309
  • 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 336
  • 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 545
  • 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 279
  • 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 274
  • 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 283
  • 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 574
  • 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 293
  • 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 280
  • 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 284
  • 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 344
  • 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 346
  • 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 314
  • 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 360
  • 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 337
  • 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 363
  • 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 513
  • 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 321
  •  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 280
  • 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 338
  • 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 293
  • 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 331
  • 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 310
  • 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 499
  • 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 295
  • 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 308
  • 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 285
  • 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 295
  • 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 290
  • 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 309
  • 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 603
  • 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 314
  • 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 457
  • 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 330
  • 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 320
  • 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 324
  • 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 708
  • 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 1045
  • 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 335
  • 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 333
  • 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 340
  • 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 341
  • 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 338
  • 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 336
  • 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 338
  • 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 344
  • 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 336
  • 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 338
  • 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 326
  • 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 339
  • 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 321
  •  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 377
  • 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 389
  • 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 413
  • 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 344
  • 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 349
  • 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 349
  • 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 332
  • 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 357
  • 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 418
  • 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 358
  • 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 340
  • 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 541
  • 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 371
  • 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 342
  • 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 340
  • 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 404
  • 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 381
  • 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 339
  • 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 336
  • 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 353
  • 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 417
  • 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 376
  • 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 343
  • 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 350
  •  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 360
  • 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 357
  • 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 348
  • “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 398
  • 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 433
  • 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 381
  • 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 366
  • 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 371
  • 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 368
  •  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 378
  • 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 375
  • 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 395
  • 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 366
  • 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 364
  • 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 379
  • 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 418
  • 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 602
  • 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 367
  • 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 377
  • 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 424
  • 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 533
  • 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 392
  • 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 376
  • 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 386
  • 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 452
  • 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 433
  • 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 381
  • 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 379
  • 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 410
  • 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 393
  • 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 392
  • 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 382
  • 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 381
  • 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 410
  • 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 416
  • 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 408
  • 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 751
  • 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 381
  • 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 401
  • 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 387
  • 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 395
  • 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 408
  • 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 367
  • 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 402
  • 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 397
  • 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 453
  • 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 702
  • 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 439
  • 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 439
  • 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 412
  • 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 411
  • 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 402
  • 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 376
  • 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 410
  • 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 427
  • 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 678
  • 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 411
  • 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 393
  • 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 736
  • 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 392
  • 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 629
  • 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 422
  • 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 474
  • 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 412
  • 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 388
  • 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 421
  • 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 787
  • 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 480
  • 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 411
  • 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 445
  • 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 424
  • 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 440
  • 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 429
  • 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 441
  • 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 436
  • 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 441
  • 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 702
  • 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 424
  • 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 433
  • 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 440
  • 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 470
  • 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 410
  • 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 437
  • 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 429
  • 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 474
  • 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 424
  • 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 412
  • 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 467
  • 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 678
  • 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 426
  • 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 577
  • 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 417
  • 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 422
  • 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 449
  • 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 450
  • 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 432
  • 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 529
  • 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 479
  • 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 506
  • 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 440
  • 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 461
  • 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 671
  • 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 1300
  • 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 472
  • 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 447
  • 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 473
  • 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 459
  • 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 498
  • 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 462
  • 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 697
  • 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 459
  • 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 527
  • 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 431
  • 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 624
  • 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 453
  • 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 555
  • 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 440
  • 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 608
  • 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 498
  • 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 466
  • 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 458
  • 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 475
  • 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 1505
  •  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 479

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