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  • AARTO could cause new headaches for business
    Jul 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    AARTO could cause new headaches for business

    The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act will provide a myriad of challenges to business which operate a vehicle fleet according to an executive at Absa Vehicle Asset Finance. AARTO is expected to be rolled out country… more...
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  • Driverless cars could cost governments millions in lost traffic violations
    Jul 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Driverless cars could cost governments millions…

    Hi Folks… I often get asked how driverless cars will impact on our driver training business and while I have a “ready answer” it wasn’t until I was reading an article on how such – if it ever materialises – would impact on those institutions which… more...
    Eugene Herbert 140
  • Morocco Automotive Int'l Exhibition 30 September - 02 October 2015
    Jul 31, 2015 Events

    Morocco Automotive Int'l Exhibition

    30 September 2015 - 02 October 2015 The automotive sector has experienced over the last 5 years strong development in Morocco on two fronts and Original Equipment Manufacturers. Recently, it has experienced the largest industrial discontinuity in… more...
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  • “Back in the Race’’ delivers strong positive first-half results
    Jul 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    “Back in the Race’’ delivers strong positive…

    Group revenue of €28,904 million Recurring operating income of €1,424 million, up €1,037 million1 Recurring operating income from the Automotive Division of €975 million, up €968 million1 Free cash flow of €2,792 million “Our first-half results are… more...
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  • AVIS ANNOUNCED AS TOP CAR HIRE COMPANY AT ICON BRAND AWARDS
    Jul 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    AVIS ANNOUNCED AS TOP CAR HIRE COMPANY AT ICON…

    For the third consecutive year, Avis was announced as the number one car hire company in the 2015/2016 Icon Brands Survey at an awards ceremony held at The Venue in Johannesburg on the 28th of July 2015. The Icon Brands Survey by Ask Afrika… more...
    Editor 144
  • Brazilian mission highlights Brazil-SSA trade opportunities
    Jul 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Brazilian mission highlights Brazil-SSA trade…

    Brazilian trade delegates held a series of successful meetings with businesses from Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa in Johannesburg this week, in a trade mission brought to sub-Saharan Africa by the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency… more...
    Editor 91
  • SOUTH Africa's best new boats and engines under one roof
    Jul 30, 2015 Events

    SOUTH Africa's best new boats and engines under…

    South Africa's leading boating, fishing, diving and outdoor lifestyle businesses are uniting under one roof to bring you their latest and best new products. South Africa's largest indoor leisure boating event, the Johannesburg Boat Show, officially… more...
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  • MEYLE shock absorbers for safe and continuous driving pleasure
    Jul 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE shock absorbers for safe and continuous…

    Workshops benefit from a comprehensive range of superior-quality spares to cater for a wide array of vehicle applications Significantly extended service life thanks to additional polishing and thicker anti-corrosion coating Tailor-made accessory… more...
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  • The recurring decimal
    Jul 30, 2015 On the Cees

    The recurring decimal

    Would you recognise these words? Spoken with a certain vehemence: “Liberalism is not Socialism, and never will be. There is a great gulf fixed. It is not a gulf of method, it is a gulf of principle…. Socialism seeks to pull down wealth; Liberalism… more...
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  • BRIDGESTONE CAUTIONS ON TYRE SPEED RATINGS
    Jul 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    BRIDGESTONE CAUTIONS ON TYRE SPEED RATINGS

    Tyres with the wrong speed rating can affect the safety of the vehicle to which they are fitted. This is the word from Bridgestone which said that using a tyre at a higher speed that it is rated for could cause it to fail. “Our national speed limit… more...
    Editor 91
  • Ryno Jonker in his 1995 Isuzu KB
    Jul 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Isuzu KB stands the test of time

    Bakkie with more than 720 000 kilometers on the clock still reliable PORT ELIZABTH - WITH more than 720 000 kilometers on the odometer, Ryno Jonker's Isuzu KB 250 is still as reliable as when he first bought it eleven years ago. A good service is… more...
    Editor 91
  • New Ask Afrika Icon Brands™ winners announced
    Jul 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    New Ask Afrika Icon Brands™ winners announced

    brands that win the hearts and wallets of all South Africans despite a challenging retail environment Top executives from South Africa’s most loved brands, marketers and media celebrated South Africa’s most loved brands at the Ask Afrika Icon… more...
    Editor 91
  • Awards stream in for Bridgestone
    Jul 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Awards stream in for Bridgestone

    Bridgestone South Africa has scooped two major awards within weeks of one-another, topping the charts in brand loyalty among both the general public and the trucking industry. In the first accolade, Bridgestone came out tops in a recent brand survey… more...
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  • Cheer at the pumps as oil price softens - AA
    Jul 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Cheer at the pumps as oil price softens - AA

    Oil prices in downward trend, exchange rate key factor "The oil price has shown a gradual downward trend, and has continued to decline since our mid-July review of the fuel price picture," the AA said. "And despite some Rand weakness against the US… more...
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  • NATIONAL LOCALISATION INDABA DURBAN, 29TH JULY 2015
    Jul 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    NATIONAL LOCALISATION INDABA DURBAN, 29TH JULY…

    NAACAM executives have participated in, and strongly support all localisation initiatives such as this. We believe that further deepening of the supply chain is essential to the growth – and indeed, survival of a globally competitive auto supply… more...
    Editor 172
  • Use the EXPRESS LANE . . . . read all in your Special Dusty!
    Jul 29, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Use the EXPRESS LANE . . . . read all in your…

    In August 2015, N1 4x4 will be celebrating our 20th year of serving the 4x4 community. As a part of the festivities, we are going to host the Land Cruiser Festival at Tarlton International Raceway on 28 - 30 August 2015. Please assist us by… more...
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  • The Thai Minister of Commerce, General Chatchai Sarikalya, headed a trade mission representing 38 Thai companies to South Africa this week, to seek business partnerships with South African enterprises.
    Jul 29, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Thai Minister leads successful trade mission to SA

    The Thai Minister of Commerce, General Chatchai Sarikalya, headed a trade mission representing 39 Thai companies to South Africa this week, to seek business partnerships with South African enterprises. The trade mission, hosted by Thailand’s… more...
    Editor 99
  • Midas group renamed Africa Automotive Aftermarket Solutions
    Jul 29, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Midas group renamed Africa Automotive Aftermarket…

    Revealed at the inauguration of its combined state-of-the-art head office and distribution centre in Linbro Park, Johannesburg. Linbro Park, 28 July 2015 – Midas Group, a market leader in the replacement automotive parts industry, has changed its… more...
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  • Getting rough
    Jul 29, 2015 On the Cees

    Getting rough

    Things are getting rough. How rough we will discover in due course, but safe to say a lot rougher than so far observed, at least in recent times. There are various causes. One is pressure from without. Another is too many poor decisions within… more...
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  • 65 percent of exhibition space at Automechanika Frankfurt 2016 already booked
    Jul 29, 2015 Events

    65 percent of exhibition space at Automechanika…

    From 13 to 17 September 2016, Automechanika Frankfurt will once again be the international meeting place for the automotive service industry. To date, more than 1,700 exhibitors from 59 countries have registered and 65 percent of the exhibition… more...
    Editor 106
  • Chevrolet Ute Force heads to the Kalahari
    Jul 29, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Chevrolet Ute Force heads to the Kalahari

    One World Futbol, Dreamfields Project and the Chevrolet Ute Force deliver soccer dreams to 8 schools in the Kalahari. Rietfontein, Mier - Teachers from eightlocal schoolsin the Kalahari recently participated in coaching clinics facilitated by the… more...
    Editor 189
  • Kevin Pather, Managing Director of Pasdec Automotive Technologies with Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG and Dr. Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, Member of the Board of Management responsible for Procurement.
    Jul 29, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Local supplier honoured by Volkswagen Group

    Pasdec Automotive Technologies, the manufacturer of electrical wiring harnesses for Volkswagen Polo, was one of the 26 suppliers that were recently honoured as Volkswagen Group’s best suppliers in 2015. The 2015 Volkswagen Group supplier awards took… more...
    Editor 152
  • BestDrive Experience Embraced by ContiPartner Network Nationwide
    Jul 29, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    BestDrive Experience Embraced by ContiPartner…

    ContiPartner stores converted to BestDrive concept Nearly 90% of the ContiPartner dealers have signed onto the new program Multi-brand offering including Continental tyre ranges available Premium standard of fitment and products backed by… more...
    Editor 98
  • TransUnion demonstrates the value of frequent data in the unsecured lending market
    Jul 28, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    TransUnion demonstrates the value of frequent…

    Financial services organisations, particularly those operating in the unsecured lending space such as furniture retailers, often target high-risk populations. This has the potential to deliver large rewards, but it can also result in significant… more...
    Editor 173
  • Richard Bradshaw iFactory owner. “We are very happy to be working with an innovative and exciting company like REDISA-who always strives to do things differently and make a difference at same time”.
    Jul 28, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Partnerships key for socio-economic growth…

    @wasteintoworth (Recycling and Economic Initiative of South Africa), in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Affairs has successfully implemented a circular economy within the tyre industry and the benefits are clearly being… more...
    Editor 191
  • “We see what you don’t see” – automated parking with Surround View cameras
    Jul 28, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    “We see what you don’t see” – automated parking…

    Continental demonstrates enhanced application potential for Surround View camera technology. Surround View prototype vehicle demonstrates purely camera-based automated parking. In the future, the driver will not even have to be inside the vehicle… more...
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  • Crumbling Dominoes
    Jul 28, 2015 On the Cees

    Crumbling Dominoes

    One assumes an economic structure that changes only slowly, through creative destruction (new technology & investment displacing old tired capacity) and through expansion (due to gradual demographic changes, productivity and real income gains). Yet… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 194
  • Shock Absorbers: When “Shake, Rattle & Roll” is Not a Good Thing
    Jul 27, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Shock Absorbers: When “Shake, Rattle & Roll” is…

    When Bill Haley & His Comets first taught the world to “shake, rattle and roll” back in the ‘50s, it was universally considered to a great thing, but according to automotive fitment centre chain, Tyres & More, if your shock absorbers are taking you… more...
    Editor 133
  • Supercycle keeps biting
    Jul 27, 2015 On the Cees

    Supercycle keeps biting

    Weaker demand, oversupply, and perceptions of these conditions still worsening for many commodities has caused another across-the-board downward shift in global commodity prices in recent weeks. The price adjustment looks like having further to run.… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 115
  • The Sum of Paralysing Fears
    Jul 27, 2015 On the Cees

    The Sum of Paralysing Fears

    by Cees Bruggemans and Prof Willie Esterhuyse Blessed are the innocent, for they don't know fear. But to know life is to often encounter the seamier side of things, threatening our existence, inviting anxiety about what could go wrong, possibly far… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 108
  • Shift your business up a gear
    Jul 27, 2015 Events

    Shift your business up a gear

    The clock is ticking and the floor plan is filling up quickly for the pan SE Asian auto aftermarket trade expo, AAITF Bangkok 2015. With over 5,000 Asia Pacific professional trade buyers looking to attend and source innovative automotive aftermarket… more...
    Editor 111
  • FTE Presents a New Electro-Hydraulic Clutch Actuator for Automated Gear Changing Systems
    Jul 27, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    FTE Presents a New Electro-Hydraulic Clutch…

    Ebern, FTE automotive is putting an electro-hydraulic clutch actuator (EHCA) for commercial vehicles in OEM quality on the market. EHCA is a compact unit for a highly dynamic and precise controlling of the commercial vehicle clutch. With this… more...
    Editor 119
  • 7 TIPS FOR CURBING DISTRACTED DRIVING
    Jul 27, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    7 TIPS FOR CURBING DISTRACTED DRIVING

    Hi Folks… Are you guilty of “abusing” your mobile phone? Possibly justifying it on the basis of your need to keep in contact with customers and, and, and………….. This newsletter is here just for you and (if you really are not guilty), for sharing with… more...
    Eugene Herbert 118
  • Former VWSA MD, Peter Searle visits Volkswagen Factory in Uitenhage.
    Jul 27, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Former VWSA MD, Peter Searle visits Volkswagen…

    Peter Searle, Managing Director of Volkswagen South Africa from 1988 until 1994 returned to the factory 21 years after retiring with his grandson, Christopher. He toured the world-class production facilities from the comfort of the popular… more...
    Editor 130
  • Durban's University of Technology received $25 000 for the Ford Innovative Challenge. In this pic, Shibishi Maruatona, Legal General Counsel Ford Sub Saharan Africa and the team lead from Durban University of Technology
    Jul 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ford College Community Challenge Empowers Enactus…

    Ford Motor Company Fund expands the Ford College Community Challenge (C3) to South Africa Four Enactus university teams chosen to receive $5 000 to start and run sustainable community upliftment initiatives $25 000 awarded to winner of the 'Change… more...
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  • Welcoming Oman Rail as a Strategic Government Partner for Middle East Rail 2016
    Jul 24, 2015 Events

    Welcoming Oman Rail as a Strategic Government…

    We’re delighted to announce Oman Rail as the Strategic Government Partner with the Middle East and North Africa’s largest rail conference and exhibition taking place in Dubai next March, 2016. The partnership could not come at a better time for Oman… more...
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  • Media statement: interest rate announcement July 2015
    Jul 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Media statement: interest rate announcement July…

    WesBank notes the Reserve Bank’s decision to hike the interest by 25 basis points, today. This increases the repo rate to 6%, and the prime lending rate to 9.5%. The rate hike will affect buyers who have vehicle finance agreements structured around… more...
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  • Taking a closer look at circular economies
    Jul 23, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Taking a closer look at circular economies

    The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment, and SUN (Stiftungsfonds für Umweltökonomie und Nachhaltigkeit), recently presented the results of a major new study at the European Commission’s stakeholder conference… more...
    Editor 143
  • GM Posts Strong Second Quarter Earnings Growth with Net Income of $1.1 Billion and EBIT-Adjusted of $2.9 Billion
    Jul 23, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    GM Posts Strong Second Quarter Earnings Growth…

    EPS of $0.67; EPS adjusted for special items of $1.29 up 122 percent North America achieves quarterly records for EBIT-adjusted of $2.8 billion and EBIT-adjusted margin of 10.5 percent Company reaffirms 2015 outlook for improved EBIT-adjusted and… more...
    Editor 149
  • NBA fan zone presented by Ford to host NBA Africa Game 2015 Fan Viewing Party
    Jul 23, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    NBA fan zone presented by Ford to host NBA Africa…

    Fan Zone to Feature Interactive Basketball Activities, NBA Legend and Mascot Appearances, Prizes, Music and More! JOHANNESBURG, July 23, 2015 - Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa and the National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that… more...
    Editor 168
  • Tanya and Malaine
    Jul 23, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    GMSA Pledges Support To People With Disabilities

    PORT ELIZABETH- General Motors South Africa (GMSA) today pledged its support towards helping people with disabilities by participating in the annual fundraising event hosted by the Association for the Physically Disabled (APD), dubbed Wheelchair… more...
    Editor 131
  • Chevrolet, Opel and Isuzu Go the Extra Mile with Complete Care
    Jul 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Chevrolet, Opel and Isuzu Go the Extra Mile with…

    SOUTH AFRICA - GM South Africa (GMSA) today reaffirmed its dedication to looking after its local vehicle buyers with the introduction of the Complete Care programme for new and existing customers. Developed to offer more than what customers expect,… more...
    Editor 161
  • Simple tips for reducing car running costs
    Jul 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Simple tips for reducing car running costs

    Don’t let fuel and car running costs take away the pleasure of driving As consumers struggle to make ends meet due to economic pressures, resulting from high food prices, electricity costs and other household living expenses, finding ways to reduce… more...
    Editor 217
  • TMD FRICTION adds innovative new features to Textar Brakebook app’
    Jul 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    TMD FRICTION adds innovative new features to…

    Now with integrated barcode and brake pad scanners, the Textar Brakebook app’ makes finding the right brake pad easier than ever. Luxembourg, Leverkusen, 22 July 2015 - The Textar Brakebook application for mobile devices and tablets has already… more...
    Editor 163
  • SA economy collapsing?
    Jul 22, 2015 On the Cees

    SA economy collapsing?

    Will the SA economy collapse, and when? In 2 or 5 years’ time? Collapse, the SA economy? Of course it won’t collapse shortly, despite some very precise recent estimates. It is, frankly, the wrong question. After all, Zim hasn’t collapsed either, now… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 156
  • New MEYLE-HD tie rod ends for Dacia models
    Jul 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    New MEYLE-HD tie rod ends for Dacia models

    Technically refined suspension parts to fit Dacia Logan and Sandero models High-performance grease specially geared to MEYLE parts prevents stick/slip Hamburg, 21 July 2015. Under its MEYLE-HD brand Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG now also supplies a… more...
    Editor 165
  • Energy crisis forces SA industry to innovate
    Jul 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Energy crisis forces SA industry to innovate

    Companies adopt energy efficiency to combat power shortages South Africa’s energy supply challenge has created opportunities for companies to innovate in their use of energy, and to become a world leader in industrial energy efficiency, experts said… more...
    Editor 167
  • Considering a franchise? Start here
    Jul 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Considering a franchise? Start here...

    If you’re thinking about whether to start your own business from scratch or buy into a successful franchise, you’ll discover that there are pros and cons to both. As the Co-Master Franchisee for a successful business coaching company, ActionCOACH,… more...
    Editor 168
  • Prof André M Strydom from the Department of Physics at the University of Johannesburg (UJ).
    Jul 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Rare-earth compound creates new possibility to…

    While studying fundamental properties of matter in the course of their day-to-day research, a team of scientists found something they were not even looking for. They discovered a novel approach to crafting higher thermoelectric efficiencies, which… more...
    Editor 178
  • AIDC set to host another Best Practice Tour to India
    Jul 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    AIDC set to host another Best Practice Tour to…

    Following the success of the Automotive Industry Development Centre’s (AIDC) Best Practice Tour to India in November 2014, the organisation will again host an Indian Best Practice Tour for interested companies who want to better understand and… more...
    Editor 162
  • Small Business is BIG Business
    Jul 21, 2015 Events

    Small Business is BIG Business

    Africa’s biggest business start-up showcase is back in Port Elizabeth 21 July 2015, Port Elizabeth - The importance of small business in the South African landscape should never be underestimated. The small and medium enterprise (SME) sector has… more...
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  • Brazil and Sub-Saharan Africa to explore untapped trade opportunities
    Jul 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Brazil and Sub-Saharan Africa to explore untapped…

    A Brazilian trade delegation will head to South Africa next week, to seek new trade opportunities with sub-Saharan Africa. Brazilian exports to Africa have grown by 2.5% overall in the past five years, now totalling $9.698 billion. Bilateral trade… more...
    Editor 162
  • Get Fired Up this Winter and Be a Winner…
    Jul 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Get Fired Up this Winter and Be a Winner…

    with a Free tank of Fuel and Veedol Motor Oil! Veedol Motor Oil is set to make a splash with motorists this winter by teaming up with local East Coast Radio DJ, Deon Govender AKA ‘the petrol-head’ to kick-start an exciting promotion in KZN. Veedol,… more...
    Editor 185
  • Introducing nüviCam LMT
    Jul 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Introducing nüviCam LMT

    With Built-In Dash Cam and Premium Navigation Features Garmin Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd., recently announced the first portable navigation device (PND) with built in recorder from Garmin. nüviCam LMT features a built-in dash cam and advanced… more...
    Editor 162
  • TransUnion VPI Q2 2015 – economic pressure drives high demand for used vehicles
    Jul 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    TransUnion VPI Q2 2015 – economic pressure drives…

    The latest Vehicle Price Index (VPI) report released by TransUnion, a trusted provider of global information solutions for assessing and managing risk, shows the effect of continued economic pressure on the pockets of consumers. Used car price… more...
    Editor 282
  • Claiming for an accident that’s not your fault
    Jul 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Claiming for an accident that’s not your fault

    now there’s an app to speed up the process Cape Town, 20 July 2015: It is an all-too familiar situation. Another driver causes damage to your car and you have to go through seemingly endless red tape to claim from the offending party’s insurer to… more...
    Editor 171
  • DEALERS VOTE TOYOTA TOPS
    Jul 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    DEALERS VOTE TOYOTA TOPS

    National Automobile Dealers' Association (NADA) Dealer Satisfaction Index underlines positive relationship Toyota enjoys with its Dealer Network Toyota, Lexus and Hino South Africa all achieved gold awards at the National Automobile Dealers'… more...
    Editor 180
  • General Motors employees were in high spirits during their 67 minutes for Madiba
    Jul 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    General Motors employees pack meals for Madiba Day

    PORT ELIZABETH - EMPLOYEES at General Motors South Africa (GMSA) traded their vehicle production line today to work on a food-packing line when they volunteered their time to help the less fortunate for Mandela Day. This is the second year that GMSA… more...
    Editor 167
  • Defeat from Jaws of Victory?
    Jul 20, 2015 On the Cees

    Defeat from Jaws of Victory?

    It is an old cliché, a damned-close-run-thing (supposedly Waterloo, Wellington’s on the spot assessment): victory snatched from the jaws of defeat. But what about that other reality? Defeat in the face of victory? History is full of it. Not again… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 128
  • SA Prospects
    Jul 20, 2015 On the Cees

    SA Prospects

    South African prospects are driven by external & domestic dynamics, both having positive & negative features shaping the outlook. The external SA exposure is driven by global growth (shaping our export volume), Chinese & oil conditions (shaping our… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 146
  • GM And Isuzu Motors Limited Signs Framework Agreement
    Jul 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    GM And Isuzu Motors Limited Signs Framework…

    PORT ELIZABETH - Today GM and Isuzu Motors Ltd. announced the further strengthening of their relationship through confirmation that a framework agreement has been signed, focused on increasing co-operation and the level of involvement of Isuzu in… more...
    Editor 178
  • Parental role modelling
    Jul 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Parental role modelling

    In recognition of Nelson Mandela day tomorrow we are encouraging all road users to practice safe & courteous driving habits. Remember: "Drive Nice, It's contagious Hi Folks… Are you guilty of creating a bad driver, possibly a killer? “Of course… more...
    Eugene Herbert 154
  • Ernst Prost Foundation for Africa GETS DOWN TO WORK
    Jul 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ernst Prost Foundation for Africa GETS DOWN TO…

    Foundation helps children in Africa from its home base in Germany Ulm, 18 July 2015 – "The fact that we are able to begin our work on Nelson Mandela's birthday is a good omen", said Liqui Moly CEO Ernst Prost, the founder of the ERNST PROST… more...
    Editor 159
  • An old tyre can be just as hazardous as a tyre with worn tread, warns MIWA
    Jul 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    An old tyre can be just as hazardous as a tyre…

    Most people rely on a tyre's tread depth to determine its condition. Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), points out that the rubber compounds in a tyre deteriorate over time, regardless of the condition of the… more...
    Editor 155
  • Deon Stegman (from left), Werner Kruger and Dean Greyling are pictured here with  GMSA's Lorraine Dogh.
    Jul 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    The Vodacom Blue Bulls visited General Motors…

    The Vodacom Blue Bulls rugby team visited the General Motors South Africa (GMSA) Struandale plant today to experience first-hand how the one ton Isuzu KB is assembled on the Isuzu General Assembly Line. Isuzu is the official vehicle sponsor of the… more...
    Editor 176
  • Jul 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Pitching is like dating

    You’re on your first date: you must make the initial impression the best one in order to lock in a second date: you employ all the skills you have at your fingertips; and voila! Success: Short-term goal for a second date: secured Long-term goal for… more...
    Editor 169
  • One more week until the new the Ask Afrika Icon Brands™ winners are announced
    Jul 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    One more week until the new the Ask Afrika Icon…

    It is almost time for South Africa to celebrate its favourite brands and for brand owners to become enlightened about the current consumer landscape. Each year Ask Afrika identifies consumer trends that influence brand and product choice and… more...
    Editor 165
  • LIQUI MOLY COMES TO THE PARTY FOR JAM’S MANDELA DAY AT LITTLE DINOSAUR DAY CARE CENTRE IN DIEPSLOOT
    Jul 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    LIQUI MOLY COMES TO THE PARTY FOR JAM’S MANDELA…

    Liqui Moly has made a huge investment in social responsibility programmes in South Africa, with JAM being their premier sponsorship recipient for a number of years. The Liqui Moly team, headed up by their SA Director Melicia Labuschagne, arranged… more...
    Editor 169
  • Adventure of a Lifetime Begins for 20 Ranger Odyssey Contestants
    Jul 16, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Adventure of a Lifetime Begins for 20 Ranger…

    Spectacular 12-day adventure commences, travels through remote north-western Namibia 20 contestants from South Africa, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Angola and Mozambique Daily evaluations and scoring determine the winner of Ranger Odyssey 2015 Main prize… more...
    Editor 281
  • Possible fuel price relief, but AA cautious
    Jul 16, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Possible fuel price relief, but AA cautious

    Further instability in Rand/dollar exchange rate could offset possible drop "The exchange rate picture is less positive, with the Rand having steadily depreciated against the US dollar since the end of last month." After a period of stability… more...
    Editor 227
  • Undress for history, please
    Jul 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Undress for history, please

    The notoriously exclusive Pirelli Calendar, featuring glamorous shots of beautiful women, was first published in 1964. Reserved for important clients and VIPs, the calendar has since grown into a legend of its own, showcasing the beauty of models… more...
    Editor 216
  • New additions to the MEYLE range of made-in-Germany fuel filters
    Jul 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    New additions to the MEYLE range of…

    Superior for-life filtering efficiency Hamburg manufacturer Wulf Gaertner Autoparts offers an exceptional range of high-quality parts designed to meet regular repair needs Hamburg, 14 July 2015. Under its MEYLE brand Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG is… more...
    Editor 221
  • Predictive Assistance: Continental Presents Adaptive Cruise Control with eHorizon
    Jul 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Predictive Assistance: Continental Presents…

    In a test vehicle, Continental displays the combination of adaptive cruise control and elements of the dynamic eHorizon eHorizon from Continental complements vehicle sensors with highly accurate map data and additional route and surroundings… more...
    Editor 215
  • SKF Technical Bulletin - VKBA 3648
    Jul 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Technical Bulletin - VKBA 3648

    The wheel bearing kit VKBA 3648 has an ABS sensor holder included as a part of several accessories contained in the kit. Renault: Megane II, Trafic II Bus/Box, Espace IV, Velsatis ---> 2001-03-01 Nissan: Primastar Bus/Box ---> 2001-03-01… more...
    Editor 212
  • Any Upside for SA Economy?
    Jul 14, 2015 On the Cees

    Any Upside for SA Economy?

    Is there in these trying times any upside to be reported for the SA economy, aside of mining strike bounce-backs from last year flattering current results off depressed bases? I cannot find much such evidence domestically, where Eskom electricity… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 184
  • OPINION PIECE: A National Minimum Wage - No Lasting Benefit
    Jul 13, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    OPINION PIECE: A National Minimum Wage - No…

    The controversial topic of government considering to introduce a national minimum wage has featured prominently in the media. There is no shortage of opinions (often extremely polarised) on this complex issue and we may very well have reached a… more...
    Editor 232
  • Volkswagen's Engine Plant achieves another production milestone
    Jul 13, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen's Engine Plant achieves another…

    The engine plant of the Volkswagen manufacturing factory in Uitenhage achieved another milestone on Friday, 10 July 2015 with the production of the 650 000th EA111 engine. Last year, the Engine Plant celebrated the production of its 2 millionth… more...
    Editor 241
  • Open letter from the Chief Executive of NEASA to the Minister of Labour
    Jul 13, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Open letter from the Chief Executive of NEASA to…

    COLLECTIVE BARGAINING OPEN LETTER TO THE MINISTER OF LABOUR The Minister of Labour Ms M Oliphant Dear Minister WHY COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IS FAILING SOUTH AFRICA If there were any prospect of us being put in a position to engage with either you or… more...
    Editor 240
  • Moments of Truth
    Jul 13, 2015 On the Cees

    Moments of Truth

    Multiple crises are being faced across the world at present and a hat-trick of positive outcomes may well be being achieved, ever so unexpectedly in some of these instances. In the end, Greek PM Tsipras put country before party. And Europe imposed… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 166
  • Start making some plans to meet the right buyers
    Jul 13, 2015 Events

    Start making some plans to meet the right buyers

    Meguiars Have Got It Right... With only 5 months until the launch of the B2B SE Asian Automotive Aftermarket exhibition, AAITF Bangkok 2015, huge brands are making big plans to make sure that they will be meeting the right buyers... In order to… more...
    Editor 157
  • Welcoming new ambassadors at offices of National Council of Persons with Physical Disabilities SA in Edenvale
    Jul 13, 2015 Events

    Join Casual Day ambassadors for your 67 minutes…

    Remember, remember Casual Day is on Friday 4 September Casual Day has appointed a new group of ambassadors for 2015 to join the team to Spring into Action for persons with disabilities. The group has come on board just in time for Mandela Day and… more...
    Editor 239
  • What if He won’t go?
    Jul 12, 2015 On the Cees

    What if He won’t go?

    What if He won't go when the time comes? What if many are already acting on the supposition that He won't go? Some 20 years ago, one favourite question frequently asked, as much by locals as foreign visitors, was “what happens when Mandela goes… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 189
  • When is a Deal not Farce?
    Jul 12, 2015 On the Cees

    When is a Deal not Farce?

    When is a deal not a farce? How high or low is trust? The efficiency of economic systems depends on it. Either you have a working whole frictionless delivering the goods; or you have a hole every time you open your eyes, totally needlessly absorbing… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 184
  • BRACED FOR IMPACT
    Jul 12, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    BRACED FOR IMPACT

    Hi Folks… It is amazing how far we have come in understanding challenges regarding vehicle crashes, but more importantly, what the impact is on the driver. Latest research from Toyota helps us further understand the dynamics of what happens in a… more...
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  • Tyrexpo India 2015 closes on a notably high note
    Jul 10, 2015 Events

    Tyrexpo India 2015 closes on a notably high note

    Considered by many to be a good platform to engage the industry, the 3-day tyre tradeshow bolstered its professional activities through talks and workshops such as TyreTalk Seminar and Tyrexpo Technical Workshop that were all well attended. The… more...
    Editor 214
  • Top Suppliers Honored: Continental Presents its “Supplier of the Year 2014” Awards
    Jul 10, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Top Suppliers Honored: Continental Presents its…

    Every year, the automotive supplier’s Automotive Group offers these awards in recognition of outstanding performances among its over 900 strategic suppliers 15 award winners – Continental Executive Board Chairman Dr. Elmar Degenhart presented the… more...
    Editor 288
  • New partnership for a smoother ride
    Jul 09, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    New partnership for a smoother ride

    Tenneco South Africa, which manufactures Monroe and Rancho-branded shock absorbers in South Africa, has entered an agreement with Bridgestone South Africa Retail in which Monroe is the approved Tier one shock supplier to Bridgestone's 240 Supa Quick… more...
    Editor 342
  • Liqui Moly sponsors the spectacular BIKER’S WAREHOUSE NITE X
    Jul 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Liqui Moly sponsors the spectacular BIKER’S…

    Liqui Moly now supports Mike Puzey’s Bikers Warehouse popular NITE X series, staged in their very own backyard in Randburg under floodlights; this type of concept racing it is now taking over as the event to enter and great for the spectators and… more...
    Editor 290
  • Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) announces appointment of new Managing Director
    Jul 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) announces…

    New CTSA Managing Director, Shaun Uys set to conquer Africa Dieter Horni to head Business Development for the Middle East and Africa Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 07 July 2015- Continental Tyre South Africa today announced the selection of Shaun Uys… more...
    Editor 290
  • Chinese Panic
    Jul 08, 2015 On the Cees

    Chinese Panic

    Forget the Greek crisis. The real disruption now is Chinese stock market panic and an old-fashioned bear market flooring overvalued stocks. Greece was never an economic story, but it was a financial story. In the case of China, it too is foremost a… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 188
  • SA Car replacement cycle lengthens?
    Jul 08, 2015 On the Cees

    SA Car replacement cycle lengthens?

    SA new passenger car sales peaked in mid-2013 and have since been sliding for two years. Sales last month were 6.6% down yoy, and for the 1H2015 were 3.2% down yoy, with 2015 as a whole possibly disappointing with -5%. Average daily selling rate… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 191
  • BMW South Africa introduces the future of retailing to its dealerships.
    Jul 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    BMW South Africa introduces the future of…

    Midrand. Evolving customer needs and expectations are a challenge facing all retail sectors. As part of its retail strategy the BMW Group South Africa is implementing a comprehensive new programme called Future Retail in all its BMW and MINI… more...
    Editor 309
  • New MEYLE kits for crank position sensor repair
    Jul 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    New MEYLE kits for crank position sensor repair

    Available for over 350 Dacia, Nissan, Renault and Opel models MEYLE full-service kits fit all types of connector coding Kits allow workshops to remedy minor defects swiftly Hamburg, 07 July 2015. Driven by its commitment to help maximise repair… more...
    Editor 293
  • Jul 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Tyrexpo India 2015 Provides Access and Insights…

    India’s tyre industry will see a significant boost in domestic demand for tyres in the next five years, according to Tech Sci Research on India Tyre Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019. The tremendous growth momentum is largely fuelled by the… more...
    Editor 321
  • Parting with the Unwanted
    Jul 07, 2015 On the Cees

    Parting with the Unwanted

    Worldwide it is an old problem: parting with the unwanted. In the olden days, when ways & means were more roguish, a bit of arsenic (or far worse) might do the job. Modern ways are more civilized. A bit of money then tends to smooth the way. The… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 197
  • Ten top tips for maintaining your car battery
    Jul 07, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ten top tips for maintaining your car battery

    Don’t be left stranded in the cold this winter - give your battery a little TLC A car battery does its work silently and unheeded, only making its presence felt when the engine gives a ‘click’ and it dies. This often happens at the most inconvenient… more...
    Editor 292
  • Withholding licence discs is unlawful
    Jul 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Withholding licence discs is unlawful

    Automobile Association says licence discs cannot be refused for outstanding e-tolls The Association was commenting on reports that Pretoria advocate Mr Anton Boswel was told a warrant of arrest had been issued against him because of unpaid e-toll… more...
    Editor 325
  • Receiving his new Toyota Etios Cross prize from Gabriel is Eric Matlala (centre) with from left: Kevin Rogers, Richard Berner and Francois Smith.
    Jul 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    WINNER OF THE SECOND TOYOTA ETIOS CROSS ANNOUNCED…

    Gabriel has announced the winner of the second Toyota Etios Cross motor vehicle, Eric Matlaba, who purchased Gabriel shock absorbers from Naskar in Silverton. The winner of the first Toyota, announced in May, was Peter Roberts. There are still the… more...
    Editor 292
  • Designed for the SA market – which Engen lubricant is right for your car?
    Jul 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Designed for the SA market – which Engen…

    South Africans love their cars. But just as different engines require different lubricants, different geographies do too. This is why Engen’s lubricants are designed specifically for South Africa’s harsh motoring conditions. Right oil for the job… more...
    Editor 304
  • Brands that unite South Africans as a Nation
    Jul 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Brands that unite South Africans as a Nation

    New Ask Afrika Icon Brands™ winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Johannesburg on 28 July. Ask Afrika Icon Brands™ are brands that are ubiquitous and quintessentially South African. Twenty-eight Ask Africa Icon Brands™ will be… more...
    Editor 267
  • Gumtree introduces Motofinn Verified Private Seller
    Jul 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Gumtree introduces Motofinn Verified Private…

    South Africa’s largest classifieds’ site, Gumtree South Africa has entered into an official affiliation with Motofinn Solutions as a safer, hassle-free way for car buyers and sellers to transact via the platform. “Gumtree’s automotive section has… more...
    Editor 372
  • A Greek Pyrrhic Victory?
    Jul 06, 2015 On the Cees

    A Greek Pyrrhic Victory?

    A Pyrrhic Victory inflicts such a devastating toll on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat. Is this the true lesson from Greece’s “No” vote? Will there be a second major surprise this week, after the surprisingly strong (60%) Greek “No” vote… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 216
  • More nails in SA coffin
    Jul 06, 2015 On the Cees

    More nails in SA coffin

    A recession is a shock reaction to some event, inviting a violent defensiveness on the part of enough producers & consumers to cause output to temporarily crimp. The idea of “sleepwalking” into negative GDP growth just seems preposterous, there… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 238
  • Ford Selects College Community Challenge Projects in Kenya
    Jul 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Selects College Community Challenge Projects…

    EASE UP project selected from Moi University in Rift Valley and WAKONYRE Poultry project from Maseno University in Western Kenya The two projects will run in partnership with the Ford Motor Company Fund and global non-profit organisation Enactus… more...
    Editor 243
  • Europe Digests (slowly)
    Jul 06, 2015 On the Cees

    Europe Digests (slowly)

    Europe’s modern post-WW2 story has been a desperate seeking to overcome historic divisions. Hanging out together, however, didn't come naturally. Every step of the way these past 70 years, the obstructions often got more headlines than the… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 242
  •  Suzuki sales grow despite softer SA vehicle market
    Jul 05, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Suzuki sales grow despite softer SA vehicle…

    Suzuki vehicle sales resilient despite unfavourable SA market conditions Sales growth achieved despite drop in overall market demand New SMC head expects positive Suzuki sales growth globally Diverse model offering allows extended segment… more...
    Editor 285
  • 4 OF THE 7 ADVANCES IN AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY TECHNOLOGY THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE
    Jul 05, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    4 OF THE 7 ADVANCES IN AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY…

    Hi Folks … I’m sure many will attest to the fact that todays’ impressive technological advancements allow one to participate in a more enjoyable, serene and safe driving experience, three of which were highlighted in last weeks’ newsletter. We can… more...
    Eugene Herbert 299
  •  Jason von Berg and Bongani Moyo ready for #NissanMagic
    Jul 05, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Jason von Berg and Bongani Moyo ready for…

    Jason Von Berg has found #NissanMagic on the outskirts of town. Driving a 4WD Nissan X-TRAIL 1.6 dCi LE, this avid triathlete, cyclist and digital content producer, has found a talented young cycling partner at the Muldersdrift Mountain Biking… more...
    Editor 322
  • South Africa to host the 2015 Business Excellence Forum and Awards
    Jul 03, 2015 Events

    South Africa to host the 2015 Business Excellence…

    South Africa will be hosting its very first Business Excellence Forum and Awards event at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg on 5 and 6 November 2015. The Business Excellence Forum was founded in 2011 in the US and is a global series… more...
    Editor 374
  • CAYENNE TO LAUNCH NEW WORKSHOP FACILITY OPENING FOR THE HONDA KYALAMI CARNIVAL SALE ON THE 1ST JULY  - HEADED BY INDUSTRY EXPERT JACO TALJAARD
    Jul 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Cayenne to launch new workshop facility

    OPENING FOR THE HONDA KYALAMI CARNIVAL SALE ON THE 1ST JULY HEADED BY INDUSTRY EXPERT JACO TALJAARD After more than ten years in the motorcycle industry and leading it in the sales run year after year. “It was time to turn our attention to our… more...
    Editor 310
  • Tyre performance - a critical factor in maximising overall vehicle performance
    Jul 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Tyre performance - a critical factor in…

    Braking distances reduced / safety potential risen by up to 20 percent since 2000 Premium tyres increase safety, comfort and economy considerably New vehicles will only reach their potential with the use of premium tyres Continental products ensure… more...
    Editor 297
  • GMSA Increases Market Share For Five Consecutive Months
    Jul 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    GMSA Increases Market Share For Five Consecutive…

    Total industry sales for new vehicles came in at 50 251 units for June down 4.8% compared to June last year. General Motors South Africa (GMSA) sold a total of 5 024 units with a market share of 10%, an increase of 0.2% compared to the previous… more...
    Editor 295
  • Ford Brand Soared To Second Place During First Half of 2015
    Jul 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Brand Soared To Second Place During First…

    Ford Ranger remains top-selling vehicle in South Africa Exceptional month for Fiesta and new Focus sales Segment leadership for EcoSport and Kuga PRETORIA, South Africa, 1 July 2015 - Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has maintained… more...
    Editor 309
  • TOYOTA REMAINS NUMBER ONE
    Jul 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    TOYOTA REMAINS NUMBER ONE

    Market segment June 2014 June 2015 % change Passenger vehicles 35,367 33,035 -6.6% Light commercial vehicles 14,533 14,751 1.5% Medium commercial vehicles 907 804 -11.4% Heavy commercial vehicles 456 459 0.6% Extra Heavy commercial vehicles 1,408… more...
    Editor 306
  • June 2015 New Vehicle Sales and Exports - ABSA
    Jul 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    June 2015 New Vehicle Sales and Exports - ABSA

    Vehicle Sales and Exports A total of 50 251 new vehicles were sold in the domestic market in June 2015, with sales up by 2 398 units from May, but down by 2 534 units compared with June last year. Sales volumes were down by 4,8% in June from a year… more...
    Editor 300
  • Messe Frankfurt Joins Forces with The C3 Group to Develop the Silicon Valley based Connected Mobility Conference
    Jul 02, 2015 Events

    Messe Frankfurt Joins Forces with The C3 Group to…

    Three Day Event sponsered by the Governor of California includes presentations from leading Automotive and Technology Executives Event to Include Connected and Autonomous Car Track Demonstrations at Laguna Seca Raceway Messe Frankfurt, producer of… more...
    Editor 244
  • NAAMSA COMMENT ON THE JUNE, 2015 SOUTH AFRICAN NEW VEHICLE SALES STATISTICS
    Jul 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    NAAMSA COMMENT ON THE JUNE, 2015 SOUTH AFRICAN…

    In amplification of the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of June, 2015 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association commented that the recent trend had continued during the… more...
    Editor 277
  • Standard Bank comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - June 2015
    Jul 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Standard Bank comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle…

    Nicholas Nkosi – Head of Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance – Retail Banking June commentary “New passenger vehicles improved month on month. Despite this, the growth still remained under pressure as evidenced by a 6.6% year on year decline.”… more...
    Editor 268
  • Jul 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Messe Frankfurt expects sales to top €600 million…

    Strong business momentum with many new records in first half of trade fair year Messe Frankfurt 2020 strategy on schedule Messe Frankfurt is continuing its growth course and expects a significant increase in sales for the current financial year. At… more...
    Editor 251
  • Now available from MEYLE: Glow plug control unit kit including glow plugs for a wide variety of vehicle applications
    Jul 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Now available from MEYLE: Glow plug control unit…

    OE-quality MEYLE control units and glow plugs 60 repair kits to fit Mercedes, VW, Citroën, Peugeot and Opel models are as of now available Hamburg, 01 July 2015. As the only aftermarket supplier Wulf Gaertner Autoparts is to launch a range of… more...
    Editor 282
  • Into the Storm & Beyond
    Jul 02, 2015 On the Cees

    Into the Storm & Beyond

    When approaching a busy traffic intersection, the sane rational driver slows down. Not doing so risks being sideswiped or tailended. A change of direction may follow, requiring a sharp turn, something you don't try at speed. Why would (equity)… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 196
  • New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens in Mahikeng
    Jul 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens in Mahikeng

    A new Tiger Wheel & Tyre store has opened at the corner of Nelson Mandela Drive and Aerodrome Way, Industrial, in Mahikeng, bringing superior service and the world's biggest wheel, tyre and automotive battery brands to the town's residents and… more...
    Editor 234
  • Castrol and Lazarus Motor Company cement their relationship
    Jul 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Castrol and Lazarus Motor Company cement their…

    Family is paramount to the Lazarus Motor Company and it’s no surprise that Castrol South Africa has elected to support this family enterprise with oil and lubricants for their motor dealerships and historic racers. The Lazarus Motor Company has its… more...
    Editor 237
  • Can Things Improve?
    Jul 02, 2015 On the Cees

    Can Things Improve?

    StatsSA reports that in the 1Q15, Quarterly Employment Statistics at registered businesses & organisations reported a 43 000 formal job decline yoy (-0.5%), occurring equally in public and private sectors. This shrinkage isn't over. Can things… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 197
  • Hyundai Motor wins Cannes Lions awards for 'A Message to Space' campaign
    Jul 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Hyundai Motor wins Cannes Lions awards for 'A…

    Hyundai Motor's Guinness World Records-breaking video campaign honoured at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2015. Innovative campaign honoured in Film Craft, Direct and Outdoor categories at top global creative communications… more...
    Editor 231
  • Clare Vale the lady, business women and race driver
    Jun 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    LIQUI MOLY’S FABULOUS FAST LADY CLARE VALE

    RACE DRIVER, DRIFTER, DIRECTOR TRUCKING COMPANY, ANIMAL WELFARE, PAST PRESIDENT OF WOMEN IN MOTORSPORT, AMBASSADOR FOR ROAD SAFETY FOUNDATION AND THE KIEHL’S BRAND The colorful and courageous Clare Vale (53) was always crazy about fast cars and… more...
    Editor 508
  • -R - Ashley Lazarus (Subaru SA), Rui Silva (COO - Subaru SA), Eugene Lewis (CEO - SA Sport Hall of Fame), Johnny Burger (MD - SA Sport Hall of Fame), Hugh Bladen (Legendary Sports Commentator), Kazunori Suzuki (MD - Subaru
    Jun 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Subaru teams up with SA's sporting greats

    Subaru Southern Africa is the new official vehicle partner of the South African Sport Hall of Fame (SASHoF), and will be supplying this Proudly South African, Section 21 (non-profit) company with a number of vehicles to assist them in doing their… more...
    Editor 299
  • John Maphanga, from Mamelodi in Gauteng, has changed his life through waste.
    Jun 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Collecting waste -a way of life

    For John Maphanga, making a living from other people’s rubbish was not an obvious career choice, but thanks to REDISA (the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa)Plan he and his friends are now able to provide for their… more...
    Editor 271
  • Business transformation a
    Jun 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Business transformation a "must do" for global…

    29 June 2015, Johannesburg - While 64 percent of the 386 senior executives participating in KPMG’s 2015 Global Manufacturing Outlook (GMO) survey say sales growth is one of their top strategic priorities in the short-term, many also see innovation… more...
    Editor 286
  • Absence of Crisis Mode
    Jun 30, 2015 On the Cees

    Absence of Crisis Mode

    It is strange. Globally, there is much unease about many things, but no crisis mode (yet). Locally, there is a sense of resignation rather than crisis mode where the latter might be more appropriate than the former, unless comfortably off with… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 213
  • 3 0F THE 7 ADVANCES IN AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY TECHNOLOGY THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE
    Jun 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    3 0F THE 7 ADVANCES IN AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY…

    Hi Folks… On a daily basis, while delivering driver training, we find out how uninformed most drivers are about the technology resident in the vehicles they own or drive. This becomes even more evident with regard to the important role these play in… more...
    Eugene Herbert 284
  • Toyota's Crash Test Dummies Replicate Human Reactions
    Jun 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota's Crash Test Dummies Replicate Human…

    You are in a car and you know you are about to hit something. If you are the driver, you're likely to hit the brakes and turn the wheel; if you're a passenger, aware of what's about to happen, your instinct is to brace yourself for impact. These… more...
    Editor 314
  • Piecemeal Long Term Renewal
    Jun 30, 2015 On the Cees

    Piecemeal Long Term Renewal

    by Cees Bruggemans and Prof Willie Esterhuyse. Alluding to Karl Popper’s idea of “piecemeal” change, are we in SA subjected to greater, more deeper-laying change processes than the ones rather superficially directed at us by those in “authority”.… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 198
  • Stacey Davidson, director at REDISA
    Jun 28, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Sustainability Week - Get ready to put ideas in…

    This year’s Sustainability Week seeks to advance the green economy through the sharing of knowledge across disciplines and sectors. Sustainability is not a quick fix or a one-size-fits-all solution, it is about a process of reaching decisions, while… more...
    Editor 311
  • More bad news at the pumps – AA
    Jun 28, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    More bad news at the pumps

    Automobile Association says weakening Rand biggest driver of increases "The average Rand / US dollar exchange rate has weakened considerably since the end of May," the Association said. "The Rand has lost around 40 cents against the US dollar, and… more...
    Editor 319
  • Stop it Already! Learn to Brake Without Breaking Stuff
    Jun 28, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Stop it Already! Learn to Brake Without Breaking…

    If you’ve ever driven with a neurotic driver or compulsive last-minute-braker, your neck is probably twitching at the memory of your last near-whiplash experience. Automotive fitment centre chain, Tyres & More is appealing to bad brakers with a… more...
    Editor 308
  • Hand-crafted for the man who has everything. The Aviatore Veloce
    Jun 25, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Hand-crafted for the man who has everything. The…

    Paolo Mastrogiuseppe has, for the past three years, been marketing his handcrafted dream creations in the form of the world’s most exotic racing engines functioning as espresso makers. Now the Bedfordview-based designer-engineer has launched his… more...
    Editor 416
  • ROADKILL PROJECT GOES SOUTH
    Jun 25, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    ROADKILL PROJECT GOES SOUTH

    Roadkill surveys have been concluded in the North-West Province, and the focus has moved to Addo, near Port Elizabeth in the South-East of the country. The Bridgestone-sponsored surveys are being extended countrywide following the highly successful… more...
    Editor 294
  • Jun 25, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    HERO BUY ALL ERIK BUELL’S SHARES AND NOW OWN EBR…

    Reliable sources in the USA have said that the massive Hero Motor Corporation are to buy out all of the EBR shares from Eric Buell and now own the Erik Buell Racing operation in total, sources also said that Erik Buell has also been given full time… more...
    Editor 297
  • Jun 25, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Propella Aims To Empower Local Businesses

    PORT ELIZABETH- Propella, a new initiative aimed at supporting and developing businesses in Nelson Mandela Bay, was launched at its new premises in Walmer Boulevard, South End on Wednesday. Born from a need to establish an incubator to support and… more...
    Editor 296
  • AA launches new service to combat drink driving
    Jun 25, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    AA launches new service to combat drink driving

    Automobile Association says new service is aimed at promoting responsibility “Statistics show that motor vehicle crashes claim the lives of more than 14 000 people annually with as many as 150 000 more injured. This costs the economy around R307… more...
    Editor 293
  • Branded SEVEN7 KIA Sorento
    Jun 25, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    KIA Motors partners with SEVEN7 Drive to raise…

    Seven countries in seven days to raise funds for childhood cancer charity Experienced team of adventurers to pilot all-new KIA Sorento on epic journey through Africa (JOHANNESBURG) June 24, 2015 - On 2 July 2015, three intrepid adventurers will… more...
    Editor 298
  • Mr Gert Oosthuizen (Deputy Minister of Sport & Recreation South Africa), Ralph Jones (Taxi Associates), Shaun Wustmann (Divisional Head: Sales & marketing Bridgestone), Noelene Kotschan (CEO PinkDrive)
    Jun 25, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Bridgestone South Africa donates R1 000 000 to…

    Johannesburg- Bridgestone donated R1 000 000.00 to PinkDrive to assist them in their fight against breast cancer. The money was raised with the “Pink Valve Cap” project that was launched during 2014. The Pink valve caps were sold at participating… more...
    Editor 348
  • NAACAM submission to NERSA
    Jun 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    NAACAM submission to NERSA

    “Invitation for public comments on Eskom’s Selective Reopener of MYPD3 application for Open Cycle Gas Turbines (OCGT) and Short Term Power Purchase Programme (STPPP) and impact of increase in Environmental Levy” Click here to read more more...
    Editor 427
  • A Short-Lived Revival
    Jun 24, 2015 On the Cees

    A Short-Lived Revival

    As SA output growth decelerated in 1Q15, from 4.1% to 1.3% annualised, real SA spending growth accelerated, from 0.3% to 3.4%, SARB quarterly bulletin data showed today. How now, Holy Mackerel? Two reasons, really. Summer inflation subsided… more...
    Editor 259
  •  At a ceremony to kick off the competition, managing director, Francis Harnie handed over the vehicle to the fund’s ambassador, Zelda la Grange, author of ‘Good Morning, Mr Mandela’. Photographer: Peugeot South Africa
    Jun 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Peugeot supports children in need

    Another year of sponsorship and support to children in South Africa. Peugeot South Africa is once again supporting child welfare by providing the Beeld Children’s Fund with a brand new car as the key prize for the fund’s annual fundraising… more...
    Editor 359
  • New MEYLE CV stabiliser repair kit to fit Mercedes-Benz Actros models
    Jun 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    New MEYLE CV stabiliser repair kit to fit…

    20-piece set ensures swift repairs without the hassle of ordering parts individually Latest addition keeps the MEYLE CV product portfolio growing Hamburg, 23 June 2015. Stabiliser assemblies on commercial vehicles are particularly vulnerable to wear… more...
    Editor 351
  • Battery hassles during the Winter months
    Jun 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Battery hassles during the Winter months

    Battery issues are a common complaint from car owners during the Winter months. Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), says the cold can be tough, especially on weak batteries. “As it gets colder it becomes harder… more...
    Editor 360
  • Jun 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Off Road Accidents can be Avoided with…

    In the U.S., approximately 55 percent of all fatal crashes involve roadway departure and in Germany 60 percent of fatal road accidents occur on rural roads. Two different system architectures under development to protect drivers and their vehicles… more...
    Editor 366
  • Whirlwinds raising Dust
    Jun 24, 2015 On the Cees

    Whirlwinds raising Dust

    You tend to know when cracking a rib, or dislocating a disk or shoulder. It can be excruciatingly painful & focus the mind. Nothing like this has happened to world markets or economy in recent weeks. Dust storms, certainly, but nothing major raising… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 241
  • Two Weeks to Tyrexpo India 2015 - Are You Ready?
    Jun 23, 2015 Events

    Two Weeks to Tyrexpo India 2015 - Are You Ready?

    Tyrexpo India 2015 is a must visit if you don’t want to lose out on prime business and networking opportunities. Now in its 3rd edition, the exhibition aims to be the bridging platform for buyers and sellers of tyres, garages and workshop equipment,… more...
    Editor 251
  • Hybrid by Nature
    Jun 23, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Hybrid by Nature

    Stuttgart/Berlin. Mercedes-Benz today announces its Fashion Campaign and Film for Spring/Summer 2016, masterminded by the legendary French fashion editor and stylistCarlyne Cerf de Dudzeele (CCD) - an embodiment of urban, provocative cool. The… more...
    Editor 348
  • Korean brands lead in JD Power Initial Quality Study, Japanese brands struggle to keep up
    Jun 23, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Korean brands lead in JD Power Initial Quality…

    Korean brands are performing better than ever in the JD Power Initial Quality Study and, according to JD Power, the Koreans continue to widen the quality gap with other automakers, while Japanese makes collectively fall below industry average for… more...
    Editor 353
  • TTS-15-Camatte-ambulance
    Jun 23, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    TOYOTA'S TOY CARS ARE CHILD'S PLAY

    Debut for new augmented reality app and new Hajime concept at the Tokyo Toy Show Have you ever wondered how you would look racing to rescue a cat from a tree in a purple fire engine? Or cruising around town in a hot pink hot-dog van? Toyota is… more...
    Editor 339
  • Midas winter maintenance for your vehicle
    Jun 23, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Midas winter maintenance for your vehicle

    Make caring for your vehicle this winter easy with Midas Johannesburg, 22 June 2015, Road deaths in South Africa are among the highest in the world, and Johan Jonck from Arrive Alive says that most road accidents are attributable to human error –… more...
    Editor 350
  • Update on Road Traffic Legislation, e-toll Gazette
    Jun 23, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Update on Road Traffic Legislation, e-toll Gazette

    The Department of Transport and SANRAL have published a Government Gazette with the amended toll tariff provisions for the GFIP toll roads. One of the provisions the gazette introduces is the lower caps for frequent users that comply with the… more...
    Editor 368
  • The Wolf Pack Attack
    Jun 23, 2015 On the Cees

    The Wolf Pack Attack

    The economy is being assaulted, from many angles simultaneously. This is not a reference to the infamous supply side ambushes, as in going without electricity (load shedding), going without labour (crippling union strikes), or going without title… more...
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  • MOROCCO AUTOMOTIVE, International Automobile, Automotive & Spare Parts Exhibition
    Jun 22, 2015 Events

    MOROCCO AUTOMOTIVE, International Automobile,…

    “THE ONLY’’ International Automotive& Spare Parts Exhibition inMorocco will be held on 5th-8th October in Casablanca. Currently, there are 74assigned companies from 16 different countries. Click here to download the list Get The Privileged Market… more...
    Editor 321
  • Searching for Solomon
    Jun 22, 2015 On the Cees

    Searching for Solomon

    On this, the shortest day in the Southern Hemisphere, and the longest one in the northern, of itself an inherent contradiction offering a nice template for what ails us, what can be done besides folding our hands, or far worse throwing them… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 248
  • Casual Day: Save the Date 2015
    Jun 22, 2015 Events

    Casual Day: Save the Date 2015

    Friday 4 September Casual Day, SA’s foremost fundraiser for persons with disabilities, raised R28 million countrywide last year. Sponsored by the Edcon Group, Casual Day is owned and managed by The National Council for Persons with Physical… more...
    Editor 259
  • 8 OUT OF 10 DRIVERS EXCEED FACTORY POSTED FUEL CONSUMPTION FIGURES
    Jun 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    8 OUT OF 10 DRIVERS EXCEED FACTORY POSTED FUEL…

    Hi Folks… All new vehicles should have some indication on the windscreen that relates to the manufacturers stated fuel consumption. Whether these are realistic or not is up for debate, but given our need to drive more economically, this does give us… more...
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  • Heeding the call to sleep on the streets was VWSA Managing Director, Thomas Schaefer and Mercedes Benz South Africa Managing Director, Arno van der Merwe.
    Jun 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    VWSA CEO joins the call to sleep on the streets

    Last night [Thursday, 18 June], exposed to the bone-chilling winter elements in Sandton, Volkswagen Group South Africa's Managing Director Thomas Schaefer together with over 240 other South African business leaders, experienced a night out in Joburg… more...
    Editor 364
  • Annelie Schubert invited to present her collection in Berlin by Mercedes-Benz and Elle
    Jun 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Annelie Schubert invited to present her…

    Stuttgart/Berlin - This season, Mercedes-Benz and Elle have invited Berlin-based fashion designer, Annelie Schubert, to present her collection during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin in the event marquee on Strasse des 17. Juni. The 28-year-old… more...
    Editor 381
  • ClickMechanic secures £320,000 to fix car repairs industry
    Jun 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    ClickMechanic secures £320,000 to fix car repairs…

    Second financing round will drive UK expansion and enable new hires London, UK – June 2nd 2015 – London-based ClickMechanic, the online marketplace for car repairs, has today announced the closure of a financing round of £320,000 from angel… more...
    Editor 507
  • Continental supports new child seat regulations, promotes total concept of driving safety
    Jun 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Continental supports new child seat regulations,…

    New child seat safety regulations an important measure to curb road injuries and deaths Driver training, education and awareness essential to promote safe driving Continental tyres provide best-in-class braking performance Continental's Automotive… more...
    Editor 410
  • BRIDGESTONE REMINDS on TEMPORARY SPARES
    Jun 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    BRIDGESTONE REMINDS on TEMPORARY SPARES

    Bridgestone has reminded drivers that temporary spare wheels should be used within their restrictions. These spare wheels are not designed for typical speeds or prolonged usage. “The benefits of a temporary spare wheel are reduced weight and size… more...
    Editor 356
  • Silverton Assembly Plant Employees Undergo Extensive Training in Thailand for New Ranger
    Jun 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Silverton Assembly Plant Employees Undergo…

    Key personnel from South Africa exposed to new production processes and opportunities during training at Auto Alliance plant in Rayong Focus on producing new Ranger to the highest global standards Ford Ranger currently the top-selling vehicle in… more...
    Editor 393
  • BMW Plant Rosslyn awarded Platinum Plant Quality Award in J.D. Power 2015 Initial Quality Study.
    Jun 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    BMW Plant Rosslyn awarded Platinum Plant Quality…

    Plant Rosslyn recipient of the 2015 Plant Assembly Line Quality Award (based on models produced for U.S. market) and Platinum Plant Quality Award, which represents the highest performing assembly plant in the world for initial quality. BMW 2 Series,… more...
    Editor 416
  • Mazda Southern Africa gearing up for the launch of the Mazda Foundation Non Profit Company
    Jun 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Mazda Southern Africa gearing up for the launch…

    Mazda strongly believes that a company has a responsibility to give something back to the communities in which it does business. To act on this belief, Mazda Southern Africa is in the process of registering the Mazda Foundation as a nonprofit… more...
    Editor 365
  • PSA Peugeot Citroën’s 3 cylinder Turbo PureTech engine named International Engine of the Year for 2015
    Jun 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    PSA Peugeot Citroën’s 3 cylinder Turbo PureTech…

    PSA Peugeot Citroën received the International Engine of the Year Award for its 3 cylinders Turbo PureTech engine on Wednesday 17 June. The engine was named best in the 1-litre to 1.4-litre category, crowning a successful run that has already seen… more...
    Editor 479
  • Ford 1.0-Litre EcoBoost Wins 8th Engine 'Oscar' in 4 Years, 3-Cylinder Tops its Class in International Engine of the Year
    Jun 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ford 1.0-Litre EcoBoost Wins 8th Engine 'Oscar'…

    Ford's 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is named 2015 International Engine of the Year 'Best Engine Under 1.0-litre' for the fourth consecutive year Eighth International Engine of the Year award in four years for fuel-efficient and sporty 1.0-litre… more...
    Editor 462
  • Ford Expands Innovative College Challenge Program to Africa, Creating Sustainable Communities
    Jun 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Expands Innovative College Challenge Program…

    Ford to invest more than $100,000 to launch Ford College Community Challenge (C3) program in four countries, supporting student-led projects that empower and improve communities Over the past eight years, Ford Motor Company Fund has provided more… more...
    Editor 387
  • STRATEGIC COOPERATION BETWEEN PSA PEUGEOT CITROEN AND BOLLORE
    Jun 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    STRATEGIC COOPERATION BETWEEN PSA PEUGEOT CITROEN…

    Distribution and production of a Bolloré electric car at PSA Peugeot Citroën's plant in Rennes Joint commitment to developing shared mobility solutions, including carsharing schemes using conventional and electric vehicles Covering vehicle… more...
    Editor 385
  • JAGUAR LAND ROVER ROAD SAFETY RESEARCH INCLUDES BRAIN WAVE MONITORING TO IMPROVE DRIVER CONCENTRATION AND REDUCE ACCIDENTS
    Jun 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    JAGUAR LAND ROVER ROAD SAFETY RESEARCH INCLUDES…

    Jaguar Land Rover’s pioneering Mind Sense project is researching measuring brainwaves to monitor driver concentration in the car Researchers are developing a Wellness Seat in a Jaguar XJ which analyses the driver’s heart rate and breathing to… more...
    Editor 409
  • GIL 2015: Africa - Growth, Innovation and Leadership
    Jun 17, 2015 Events

    GIL 2015: Africa - Growth, Innovation and…

    20 August 2015 The Table Bay Hotel Cape Town, South Africa Frost & Sullivan’s fifth Growth Innovation and Leadership (GIL) 2015: Africa global congress reconvenes on 20 August, 2015 at The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. Visionary… more...
    Editor 272
  • KIA Motors South Africa lends its support to the 702 Sun International CEO SleepOutT
    Jun 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    KIA Motors South Africa lends its support to the…

    KIA South Africa CEO, Mr. Ray Levin, pledges to sleep under the stars in support of the fight against homelessness Global initiative challenges business leaders to look beyond profits to purpose (JOHANNESBURG) June 17, 2015 - On Thursday, 18 June… more...
    Editor 406
  • Dave Stalker retires - A legend has left the building
    Jun 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Dave Stalker retires - A legend has left the…

    Any industry, any organisation, any noteworthy project or successful partnership, is driven by personalities - lead and influenced by people. Sometimes those people are, or become, high profile, household names. But sometimes they exist, operate and… more...
    Editor 403
  • Fake Pakistani degree mill poses danger to South Africa
    Jun 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Fake Pakistani degree mill poses danger to South…

    The uncovering of what the American FBI called “one of the largest degree scam operations ever” should serve as a wakeup call for both the public and the private sector in South Africa. Operated by a Axact, a Karachi-based software company in… more...
    Editor 525
  • The SA labour condition
    Jun 17, 2015 On the Cees

    The SA labour condition

    America experienced a major reshaping of its labour landscape this decade. How does our SA experience compare? America did not experience a depression in 2008, but it certainly experienced a Great Recession, as they ended up calling it, and an… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 287
  • KIA Motors vehicle exports from Korea to surpass 15 million units in June
    Jun 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    KIA Motors vehicle exports from Korea to surpass…

    Milestone to be achieved 40 years after first vehicle export in 1975 15 millionth export to be reached four years and three months since surpassing 10 million vehicle exports Rio posts highest cumulative exports of 2 230 000 units, followed by… more...
    Editor 404
  • Robin Page, Head of Interior Design at Volvo Car Group
    Jun 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Cars' Robin Page voted Interior Designer of…

    Robin Page, Head of Interior Design at Volvo Car Group, has been chosen from a list of highly distinguished automotive designers to receive the Interior Designer of the Year Award. The judging panel also awarded the new Volvo XC90 with the title… more...
    Editor 404
  • The Underrated SA Economy
    Jun 17, 2015 On the Cees

    The Underrated SA Economy

    We hear that supply side constraints like electricity & labour strikes hobble the economy, that regulatory interventions in mining & agriculture create uncertainty and hold back these sectors, that business & consumer confidence generally is… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 303
  • How perfect is that perfect job? Considering the psychology behind job satisfaction
    Jun 15, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    How perfect is that perfect job? Considering the…

    Prof Anton Grobler, Area Head of Organisational Behaviour and Leadership at Unisa’s Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) Suppose that you work at a company that has recently received some negative attention in the media. You’re on a solid… more...
    Editor 366
  • Gumtree launches Call Tracking for Automotive Leads
    Jun 15, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Gumtree launches Call Tracking for Automotive…

    Gumtree, South Africa’s biggest classifieds’ site, has added the ability to track telephonic leads to their existing automotive dashboard. This will allow dealerships to better evaluate the effectiveness of their ads, says Jeff Osborne, Head of… more...
    Editor 342
  • Please Desist
    Jun 15, 2015 On the Cees

    Please Desist

    Our macro policymakers have of a late become a little too willing to dish out discipline to the rest of us. They should desist? SARB spokespersons merrily speak of higher interest rates than cannot be prevented indefinitely, as if just around the… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 289
  • Confusing sector cyclicality
    Jun 15, 2015 On the Cees

    Confusing sector cyclicality

    Business confidence has a powerful correlation with the progression of SA economic activity (GDP growth). Up in upswings and down in downswings on the way to recession, leading one or two quarters at upper & lower cyclical turning points. At least… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 311
  • BMW South Africa remains graduate employer of choice.
    Jun 15, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    BMW South Africa remains graduate employer of…

    Midrand – For the third consecutive year, the South African Graduate Employers Association (SAGEA) Graduate Recruitment Awards, has bestowed the honour of Employer of Choice in the Automotive Industry to BMW South Africa. The company’s Graduate… more...
    Editor 368
  • Busting the myth of globalisation
    Jun 12, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Busting the myth of globalisation

    In today’s fast-paced world of frequent air travel, high-speed internet and a shared hip-hop culture, we might consider ourselves to be living in a global village. Indeed, globalisation spills into areas such as human rights, global justice, the… more...
    Editor 457
  • Automobile Association says majority of motorists in Gauteng are still opposed to         e-tolls even under a new funding model
    Jun 12, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Government is not listening to the people

    Automobile Association says majority of motorists in Gauteng are still opposed to e-tolls even under a new funding model “Hundreds of individuals and organisations who gave input to the Gauteng e-Toll Advisory Panel (including the AA) clearly… more...
    Editor 490
  • Volvo Cars' standard safety technology cuts accident claims by 28%
    Jun 12, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Cars' standard safety technology cuts…

    One of the most comprehensive scientific studies performed on collision avoidance systems in cars reveals that Volvo Cars' standard City Safety technology reduces insurance claims for rear-end frontal collisions by 28 per cent. Based on real-life… more...
    Editor 459
  • How start-stop technology is reducing emissions and transforming the automotive industry
    Jun 12, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    How start-stop technology is reducing emissions…

    Rising carbon emissions have become a constant 21st century concern, with affected industries increasing efforts to go green. Vehicle manufacturers, in particular, are under pressure to reduce their carbon footprint through innovative technology.… more...
    Editor 490
  •  JAGUAR LAND ROVER PROJECT TO BUILD POTHOLE-DETECTING CARS
    Jun 12, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    JAGUAR LAND ROVER PROJECT TO BUILD…

    Jaguar Land Rover’s pioneering ‘Pothole Alert’ research could help save motorists billions in punctures, vehicle damage and road accidents every year Range Rover Evoque research vehicle canidentify the location and severity of potholes and broken… more...
    Editor 492
  • Workers’ Protests in Turkish Automotive Sector Interrupt Production
    Jun 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Workers’ Protests in Turkish Automotive Sector…

    Turkey’s share in global automotive production (%) 14th May, more than 1 500 workers in Turkey’s largest car factory, which employs 5 000 people, went on strike. The workers were demanding higher wages and improvements in working conditions. The… more...
    Editor 453
  • 70 Trees Get New HomWinston Molokomme, gives some Grade 6 learners at Mngcunube Primary School a Spekboom tree to plant at home. The learners explained how humans and trees have a relationship with trees producing oxygen humans need to breathe and trees absorbing carbon dioxide which humans exhale.es on World Environment Day
    Jun 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    70 Trees Get New Homes on World Environment Day

    Uitenhage - 70 trees got new homes when local representatives from Goodyear South Africa went to two local schools to plant and distribute trees on Friday, 5 June in celebration of World Environment Day. The morning chill did not keep the grade six… more...
    Editor 471
  • Recession, anyone?
    Jun 11, 2015 On the Cees

    Recession, anyone?

    This week I had two star-gazing colleagues within minutes of each other posing the same thoughtful question: are we already in recession without saying it yet? The next question comes then quickly: can we trust StatsSA & SARB (to tell us early… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 321
  • We have a space with your name on it
    Jun 11, 2015 Events

    We have a space with your name on it

    AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET INDUSTRY AND TUNING TRADE FAIR BANGKOK With only five months to go until the launch of AAITF Bangkok 2015, the Asia Pacific B2B automotive aftermarket business platform, the floor plan is filling up quickly. YOUR PLATFORM TO… more...
    Editor 379
  • Beras Motor Spares in Alberton with a Gabriel representative receiving their Moto Mia motorbike courtesy of Gabriel
    Jun 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Gabriel Announces Fitment Centre Winners

    Gabriel, a division of Torre Automotive, has announced the names of the fitment centres winners of the first five Moto Mia motorcycles in the Gabriel GO competition running until the end of June. A total of 20 Moto Mia bikes and four Toyota vehicles… more...
    Editor 484
  • Research indicates shift in rules of procurement is hampered by tender policy
    Jun 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Research indicates shift in rules of procurement…

    Professor Douglas Boateng of the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) is Africa’s first Professor Extraordinarius for Supply and Value Chain Management. Ahead of his ‘Executive Insights into Negotiations in Supply Chain Management’… more...
    Editor 468
  • Goodyear Reaches Supply Agreements for Rice Husk Ash Silica
    Jun 09, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear Reaches Supply Agreements for Rice Husk…

    New Source of Silica Will Debut in Tyre for the Chinese Market AKRON, Ohio, June 9, 2015 - The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company has reached a supply agreement with Yihai Food and Oil Industry in China for silica derived from rice husk ash. Goodyear… more...
    Editor 489
  • Relax (but not the guard)
    Jun 09, 2015 On the Cees

    Relax (but not the guard)

    For the worry warts, these are exciting times in which fear sells. Surprising in a way, because I often get the impression many of us are beyond scare stories, thank you. With nowhere to run, what are scare stories going to help you? This isn't an… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 329
  • Nissan to Make Magic in Mzansi*
    Jun 09, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan to Make Magic in Mzansi*

    Nissan South Africa has partnered with some of Mzansi’s finest influencers to spread help and hope to various charitable causes across the country. Inspired by Brent Lindeque, the South African dynamo behind the #RAK15 random acts of kindness… more...
    Editor 487
  • Citroën, France's favourite French brand!
    Jun 09, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Citroën, France's favourite French brand!

    In the latest Posternak-Ifop survey gauging the brand image of French companies among the French public, CITROËN came out top, as France's overall favourite French brand. CITROËN couldn't have hoped for a better result for its recent brand revamp.… more...
    Editor 595
  • Normalising markets
    Jun 08, 2015 On the Cees

    Normalising markets

    There was more than just a whiff of panic observable in markets when the Great Bund Tantrum began around 16-17 April. It isn't nice to be caught on the wrong side of history. The same was again seen the past two weeks with Bund yields rerating yet… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 402
  • South African Braveheart
    Jun 08, 2015 On the Cees

    South African Braveheart

    To gain an impression of our SA state of play today, there are various sources one can tap. A traditional one is the IMF which reports on existing conditions & challenges rather than the likely future trajectory looming. So noting the slow growth of… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 341
  • Driving into the sunset isn't always romantic
    Jun 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Driving into the sunset isn't always romantic

    Hi Folks… While my personal challenge is driving into the sunrise each morning, the general consensus is that most other drivers are faced with this issue in the context of this newsletters’ theme. Most people enjoy having the bright sunshine… more...
    Eugene Herbert 534
  • GM South Africa excel at 2015 Ipsos Quality Awards
    Jun 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    GM South Africa excel at 2015 Ipsos Quality…

    Chevrolet, Isuzu and Opel scoop coveted awards Port Elizabeth: Chevrolet and Isuzu received high recognition in the 2015 Ipsos Quality Awards for sales and service experience in the automotive industry as two of the top performing light commercial… more...
    Editor 495
  • Defensive Driving – Your Best Defence Against A Load Shedding Gridlock
    Jun 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Defensive Driving – Your Best Defence Against A…

    As if the crisis of bad manners on our roads wasn’t enough, now the energy crisis has thrown load shedding and non-functioning robots into that mix and created a situation which is downright dangerous. Given that you can’t do a thing about these… more...
    Editor 556
  • The Honourable Patricia de Lille, the Mayor of the City of Cape Town and Selvin Govender, Marketing Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars
    Jun 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz Golf Hall of Fame & Heritage Centre…

    The South African Golf Heritage Trust is delighted to announce that Gary Player, assisted by, the Honorable Patricia de Lille, the Mayor of the City of Cape Town, and Sally Little, will open the Mercedes-Benz Southern African Golf Hall of Fame and… more...
    Editor 498
  • Citroën Range / DS Range price list
    Jun 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Citroën Range / DS Range price list

    Please find the latest price list for the Citroën and DS Brands with the inclusion of the new DS3 Range. Click here more...
    Editor 547
  • Ali Alghanim backs Liqui Moly oil products in Kuwait
    Jun 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ali Alghanim backs Liqui Moly oil products in…

    Ali Alghanim and Sons Automotive, the exclusive importer for BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce, Land Rover and McLaren vehicles in Kuwait, has reinforced the technological superiority of Liqui Moly, a leading oil brand from Germany. Ali Bahbahani, general… more...
    Editor 499
  • Buckle-up and be safe
    Jun 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Buckle-up and be safe

    Automobile Association says reduction of traffic fatalities possible if seatbelts are worn Large reductions in traffic fatalities would be possible if all vehicle occupants wore their seatbelts. This is the view of the Automobile Association, which… more...
    Editor 648
  • The Diesel Fuel Injection Industry Honours Dave Stalker
    Jun 05, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    The Diesel Fuel Injection Industry Honours Dave…

    Delegates attending the 2015 Sadfia Nuts and Bolts conference were witness to a legend being recognised for his dedication and commitment to maintaining the highest standards of quality in the diesel fuel injection industry. On behalf of all… more...
    Editor 619
  • New
    Jun 05, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    New "MEYLE Mechanics" Video: Tips on the subject…

    Among other things, the "MEYLE Mechanics" show why the cooling system should be flushed: Link to the video Hamburg, 03 June 2015 Garage staff who have to replace water pumps can now find helpful support for this repair job on "MEYLE TV" on YouTube.… more...
    Editor 538
  • Automotive Business Review partners with AAITF Bangkok
    Jun 04, 2015 Events

    Automotive Business Review partners with AAITF…

    We are proud media partners of the leading Automotive Aftermarket trade show @aaitfbangkok : Your gateway to SE Asia #Aftermarket From the leading AAITF Global Series comes the launch of the B2B automotive aftermarket exhibition, AAITF Bangkok,… more...
    Editor 653
  • GMSA May NAAMSA sales commentary
    Jun 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    GMSA May NAAMSA sales commentary

    NAAMSA new vehicle sales figures released this week show the market in line with GMSA's expectations for the month with a total of 47 868 units. The pressure on consumers and the economy in general are definitely reflected in these industry sales… more...
    Editor 570
  • Growth
    Jun 03, 2015 On the Cees

    Growth

    Ricardo Hausemann had an interesting article in Business Day today, illustrating that education isn't everything when going by country’s growth performances. That is fair enough. You can lead a horse to water but can you make it drink? And if… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 431
  • LIQUI MOLY TO SPONSOR TOUGH YOUNG FEMALE’S SOLO RIDE FROM SINGAPORE TO MOUNT EVEREST BASE CAMP
    Jun 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    LIQUI MOLY TO SPONSOR TOUGH YOUNG FEMALE’S SOLO…

    A trip of more than 7 500 kilometres is a challenge for any motorcyclist, if the route leads through jungle, swampland and into the Himalayas the trip becomes tough, dangerous and a huge adventure when tackled as a solo ride. The 27 year old Vaune… more...
    Editor 488
  • Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Jun 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Should you be concerned about changing your brake…

    So how often should you change your brake fluid? Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) says this is a common question customers ask their workshop mechanics. Some manufacturers, he says, still recommend changing… more...
    Editor 911
  • Messe Frankfurt announces first Automechanika in the United Kingdom
    Jun 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Messe Frankfurt announces first Automechanika in…

    Cooperation with the UK’s leading automotive trade association SMMT Messe Frankfurt, producer of the leading international trade fair brand Automechanika, are pleased to announce the launch of Automechanika Birmingham, to take place at the National… more...
    Editor 500
  • Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - May 2015
    Jun 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - May…

    Nicholas Nkosi – Head of Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance - Personal Markets “New car sales for May 2015 continue to show a decline of 3.2% year on year, mainly driven by passenger vehicles. An increasing number of buyers continue to seek and… more...
    Editor 520
  • Latest fuel price increase is going to have a severely negative impact on consumers say experts
    Jun 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Latest fuel price increase is going to have a…

    The price increase in all grades of petrol by 47 cents per litre on Wednesday on top of the increase in electricity tariffs and an almost certain rate hike by the Reserve Bank later in the year is going to have a devastating impact on consumers.… more...
    Editor 524
  • SKF Product Information - Fiat 500X
    Jun 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Product Information - Fiat 500X

    For the Fiat 500X launched on our roads since September 2014, SKF is offering a consistent range for this application! This outstanding SKF aftermarket offer includes a total of 16 kits with more to come in the coming weeks. See the full Product… more...
    Editor 516
  • TOYOTA CONTINUES TO LEAD THE SALES RACE
    Jun 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    TOYOTA CONTINUES TO LEAD THE SALES RACE

    Market segment May 2014 May 2015 % change Passenger vehicles 32,974 31,201 -5.4% Light commercial vehicles 13,837 14,182 2.2% Medium commercial vehicles 820 787 -4% Heavy commercial vehicles 444 433 -2.4% Extra Heavy commercial vehicles 1,232 1,133… more...
    Editor 517
  • Ford Ranger Remains SA's Top-Seller For 2015
    Jun 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Ranger Remains SA's Top-Seller For 2015

    Ford brand maintains second spot in industry sales and 15.5% market share* May volumes increased by 36.7% compared to May 2014, year-to-date up by 26% Ranger achieves 50.6% growth year-on-year Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) concluded… more...
    Editor 488
  • May 2015 New Vehicle Sales and Exports
    Jun 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    May 2015 New Vehicle Sales and Exports

    Vehicle Sales and Exports A total of 47 868 new vehicles were sold in the domestic market in May 2015, with sales up by 3 379 units from April and about 1500 units less than in May last year, a decline of 3,2%. Year-to-date sales are now down by… more...
    Editor 650
  • NEW VEHICLE SALES IMPACTED BY LOW CONFIDENCE LEVELS
    Jun 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    NEW VEHICLE SALES IMPACTED BY LOW CONFIDENCE…

    01 June 2015: South Africa’s new vehicle sales continued to decline in May, according to the latest data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa). A total of 47 868 new vehicles were sold last month,… more...
    Editor 585
  • NAAMSA COMMENT ON THE MAY, 2015 SOUTH AFRICAN NEW VEHICLE SALES STATISTICS
    Jun 01, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    NAAMSA COMMENT ON THE MAY, 2015 SOUTH AFRICAN NEW…

    In amplification of the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of May, 2015 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association commented that domestic new vehicle sales, with the… more...
    Editor 577
  • Jun 01, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    DEMOGRAPHICS AND ATTITUDES PLAY A SIGNIFICANT…

    Demographics play a significant role in customer satisfaction in terms of the purchasing and servicing experience of vehicle owners in South Africa. This is clear in the detailed breakdown of the latest Ipsos Competitive Customer Experience which is… more...
    Editor 491
  • USUAL SUSPECTS CONTINUE TO EXCEL IN IPSOS SALES AND SERVICE SURVEY
    Jun 01, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    USUAL SUSPECTS CONTINUE TO EXCEL IN IPSOS SALES…

    The Volkswagen Group once again fared very well in the recently announced 2015 Ipsos competitive customer experience (CCE) for people buying or servicing a vehicle in South Africa. Audi took gold in the passenger car sales survey (96.1% – 97.3%) as… more...
    Editor 550
  • SA’S FRANCHISED MOTOR DEALERS CONTINUE TO RAISE THE BAR
    Jun 01, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    SA’S FRANCHISED MOTOR DEALERS CONTINUE TO RAISE…

    Franchised retail motor dealers in South Africa, obviously driven by the demands of manufacturers and distributors, continued to raise the bar in terms of their sales and service operations. This is according to the annual Ipsos Quality Awards… more...
    Editor 546
  • Remedy for a Troubled Soul
    Jun 01, 2015 On the Cees

    Remedy for a Troubled Soul

    With clearly untroubled leaders, what is a troubled country to do? Perhaps one can't speak for the country. A majority also apparently remain untroubled enough not to want a change of direction, by their action expressing their confidence in that… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 435
  • Jun 01, 2015 On the Cees

    SARB ups the rhetoric

    In the reported words of the SARB governor last month, we are not supposedly going to chase foreign capital by attractively pitching our interest rates (higher). That is another way of saying we don't have a Rand target we are interested in… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 376
  • Unfinished Business
    Jun 01, 2015 On the Cees

    Unfinished Business

    Besides all our pressing local problems keeping us in check, monopolizing our daily attention span, there are things happening elsewhere that can shape us too. Whether it is the Rand, world growth and our commodity exports, or our oil price,… more...
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  • Otjomuise Primary School soccer team warms up before the came. From left Martin Ndahepele (12) Katjiuomukuau Tjiroze (12) and Uzuvira Karuoombe (13) practice with the One World Futbol soccer ball
    Jun 01, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Chevrolet Ute Force heads to Namibia

    One World Futbol, Dreamfields Project and the Chevrolet Ute Force deliver soccer dreams to 12 schools in Windhoek's largest township. Windhoek - Soccer players from 12 schools in Windhoek today honed their football skills in the Chevrolet Day of… more...
    Editor 560
  • DO YOU KNOW YOUR DRIVER? DO THEY KNOW YOU?
    Jun 01, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    DO YOU KNOW YOUR DRIVER? DO THEY KNOW YOU?

    Hi Folks… In many instances, driver communication at fleets has been outsourced to fleet management companies out of expediency because there are not enough hours in the day for an under-staffed in-house fleet manager to field numerous driver calls.… more...
    Eugene Herbert 479
  • GMSA supports Tekkie Tax day
    Jun 01, 2015 Events

    GMSA supports Tekkie Tax day

    Employees at General Motors South Africa in Port Elizabeth came out in full force to support National Tekkie Tax day 2015. Tekkie tax is a fundraising campaign for a group of 15 national welfare organisations. GMSA's Human Resources department used… more...
    Editor 457
  • Quest
    Jun 01, 2015 Events

    FROM ONE SOUTH AFRICAN HERO TO ANOTHER

    Two South African heroes, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) and Toyota South Africa partner to present the 90th Comrades Marathon in Durban on Sunday, 31 May 2015. As official vehicle sponsor and a committed charity partner to the CMA, Toyota… more...
    Editor 339
  • Getting seriously Lucky
    Jun 01, 2015 On the Cees

    Getting seriously Lucky

    I must admit it crept up on me, and would have passed me by, if not for a simple small newspaper item. Pakistan is getting seriously lucky. Who? Exactly. Pakistan wouldn't be high up on my short list of anybody getting lucky either, not the way they… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 349
  • L-R - Minentle Nogaya 4, Ryon van der Berg 5, Maggie Philander (Rainbow Soupkitchen), Ashleigh Plaatjies 5, Shoeab Ahmed 4
    Jun 01, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Winter Woolly Week brings warmth during winter

    Help for the needy during cold winter months PORT ELIZABETH - With Winter stretching out its icy grip over the Eastern Cape, the Community Chest today launched its annual Winter Woolly Week. The aim of Winter Woolly Week is to assist people in… more...
    Editor 471
  • Over eight million sales of Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedans and Estates
    Jun 01, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Over eight million sales of Mercedes-Benz C-Class…

    Five successful C-Class generations already C-Class still the top-selling model in the product portfolio Award for the C-Class: World Car of the Year 2015 Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz… more...
    Editor 470
  • Whistle Blowers Helps Companies Tackle Sexual Harassment
    Jun 01, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Whistle Blowers Helps Companies Tackle Sexual…

    Sexual harassment is one of the most common forms of abuse in the workplace worldwide. But the days of it being swept under the carpet are over and employers are now obligated to deal with perpetrators or face serious consequences. In South Africa,… more...
    Editor 480
  • The one millionth Mercedes-Benz Passenger Car off the line at the Mercedes-Benz East London plant - Mr Arno van der Merwe CEO and Executive Director Manufacturing
    Jun 01, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz journey moves from one to one…

    From W121 Mercedes-Benz 190 to new C-Class - the 2015 World Car of the Year More than 20 models produced over the last 57 years Multi-Award winning manufacturing plant on track to export record number of units in 2015 Always at cutting-edge of… more...
    Editor 500
  • JUNE FUEL PRICE OUTLOOK NEGATIVE – AA
    Jun 01, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    JUNE FUEL PRICE OUTLOOK NEGATIVE – AA

    Fuel price trends have tipped into negative territory, with price hikes on the cards for June. This is according to the Automobile Association, which was commenting on the Central Energy Fund's mid-month unaudited fuel price data. "Despite the… more...
    Automobile Association 476
  • Continental Tyre South Africa extends retail presence into Mozambique
    Jun 01, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Tyre South Africa extends retail…

    Continental embarks on Partnership with MOTORCARE Expanded PLT and truck range launched in Mozambique Re-launch strategy into Mozambique builds from proud legacy and consumer support in South Africa Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) the only… more...
    Editor 525
  • Mazda CX-5 Global Production Reaches One Million Units
    Jun 01, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Mazda CX-5 Global Production Reaches One Million…

    Mazda Motor Corporation announced that cumulative production of the Mazda CX-5 surpassed one million units at the end of April 2015. Taking only three years and five months since production commenced in November 2011, the CX-5 is the second fastest… more...
    Editor 491
  • Renault-Nissan Alliance official COP21 passenger car partner with zero-emission fleet
    May 27, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Renault-Nissan Alliance official COP21 passenger…

    Alliance to provide 200 pure electric vehicles to 2015 Paris climate conference The first fully electric shuttle service for United Nation’s climate conference Fleet to include Renault ZOE and Kangoo Z.E, Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 More than 50… more...
    Editor 587
  • Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG augments its Board of Directors
    May 27, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG augments its Board of…

    Hamburg manufacturer of the brands MEYLE and MEYLE-HD creates two new Board Positions André Sobottka joins the Board for Sales, Marketingand Communications, Michael Knopf for Company Organization, IT and New Business Fields Hamburg, 26 May 2015. On… more...
    Editor 568
  • SA labour imbalance deepens
    May 27, 2015 On the Cees

    SA labour imbalance deepens

    The Quarterly Labour Force Survey for 1Q2015 released by Stats SA sketched a grim picture, with stagnating formal employment and another enormous jump in outsider unemployed and discouraged. Total formal employment only increased by 17 000 in the 12… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 516
  • e-Toll prices down, but route planning still essential to save you money
    May 27, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    e-Toll prices down, but route planning still…

    The Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced a new hybrid model for e-tolls that cuts the price of travel with only part of the funding coming from charges to motorists passing under gantries. Fees might have been capped at 30c a… more...
    Editor 588
  • Safeline heavy duty brake pads hot off the press
    May 26, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Safeline heavy duty brake pads hot off the press

    Safeline Brake Pads announces the expansion of their product range with the launch of premium heavy duty brake pads. The local brake pad manufacturer has an established reputation manufacturing passenger and light commercial brake pads for over 20… more...
    Editor 619
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Voted the #1 Place to Buy Tyres
    May 26, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Voted the #1 Place to Buy Tyres

    Most people have their favourite brands to buy and places to shop. Usually these are tried and trusted brands and retailers who deliver time and again, but when new and seemingly competitive players enter the market and consumers become spoiled for… more...
    Editor 585
  • American fine-tuning
    May 26, 2015 On the Cees

    American fine-tuning

    One would not perhaps expect it from something so big, rich & sophisticated as America, but its economic statistics aren't always entirely flawless. There are blind spots. This can distort the prism. Yet we can't afford a twisted view and badly… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 432
  • IMI VISITS FET COLLEGE IN BLOEMFONTEIN
    May 26, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    IMI VISITS FET COLLEGE IN BLOEMFONTEIN

    Herbert Lonsdale, International Business Development Manager of the Institute of the Motor Industry UK and Louis van Huyssteen, RMI Regional Manager Free State and Northern Cape, met with Mrs MD Phutsisi, Director of the Motheo FET college in… more...
    Editor 508
  • Herbert Lonsdale; Edwin Molusi (head boy St Boniface School; Northern Cape winner and select to participate at Eskom national science Expo) and Anne Maclean.
    May 26, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    IMI AND RMI VISIT STEM SKILLS ACADEMY IN KIMBERLEY

    Herbert Lonsdale, International Business Development Manager of the Institute of the Motor Industry, and Louis van Huyssteen, RMI Regional Manager for the Free State and Northern Cape and National Director of the South African Diesel Fuel Injection… more...
    Editor 523
  • May we Hope?
    May 26, 2015 On the Cees

    May we Hope?

    It may be thin gruel, but change the assumptions and you will change the outlook. Could it be we will navigate 2H2015 better than imagined? SARB last week absolutely went for the bottom of the barrel to dig up its worst set of assumptions. That's… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 372
  • May 26, 2015 Events

    Call for Papers - AAITF Bangkok 2015

    Call for papers: Submissions now open Innovation in the South East Asian Automotive Aftermarket We invite submissions to present at the seminar and workshop program during the automotive aftermarket South East Asia trade show, AAITF Bangkok, 9-11th… more...
    Editor 505
  • TIPS TO HELP GET YOUR VEHICLE WINTER READY
    May 26, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    TIPS TO HELP GET YOUR VEHICLE WINTER READY

    As the seasons change, so does your vehicle’s needs. With winter upon us here are five tips to get your vehicle ready and prepared for the cold months ahead. 1. Keep your headlights bright Your headlights can often be overlooked, but on those… more...
    Automobile Association 520
  • IAAM 2015 (International Automotive Aftermarket Meeting 2015)
    May 26, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    IAAM 2015 (International Automotive Aftermarket…

    Investigating a key aspect of the near future: the relationship between cars and Internet The second day of AutopromotecEDU2015, a venue for widening the after-sales and service activities, opened with the IAAM (International Automotive Aftermarket… more...
    Editor 508
  • Withholding licences is unlawful, unreasonable and procedurally unfair - AA
    May 26, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Withholding licences is unlawful, unreasonable…

    New proposals to withhold vehicle licences until outstanding e-tolls are paid are unlawful, unreasonable and procedurally unfair. This according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on the new hybrid funding model for e-tolls in… more...
    Automobile Association 503
  • AutopromotecEDU 2015 - “The near future of the independent after-sales and technological advancements: the protagonists compared”
    May 26, 2015 Events

    AutopromotecEDU 2015 - “The near future of the…

    Day two of AutopromotecEDU 2015, a venue for widening the after-sales and service activities, hosted the congress “The near future of the independent after-sales and technological advancements: the protagonists compared”, a moment of exchange and… more...
    Editor 382
  • Exciting first step towards new partnership between Toyota Cheetahs and Toyota Verblitz
    May 26, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Exciting first step towards new partnership…

    Today an exciting new partnership between Toyota Free State Cheetahs and Toyota Verblitz - which will see Toyota Cheetahs forwards coach moving to Japan as forwards coach of Toyota Verblitz - has been announced as a first step of the partnership.… more...
    Editor 512
  • Stuttgart Automotive Shows 2015: bigger than ever
    May 26, 2015 Events

    Stuttgart Automotive Shows 2015: bigger than ever

    World’s leading automotive exhibitions return on 16, 17 & 18 June 2015 Four market-leading events run side-by-side at Messe Stuttgart Record numbers of exhibitors expected at renowned automotive event The world’s leading automotive technology and… more...
    Editor 380
  • Autopromotec 2015 - Return of the GiPA Excellence Awards
    May 26, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Autopromotec 2015 - Return of the GiPA Excellence…

    Autopromotec 2015, the most specialised international exhibition of Automotive Equipment and Aftermarket Products, concluded the first day of AutopromotecEDU with the traditional GiPA Excellence Awards, organized by GiPA Italia and this year in its… more...
    Editor 497
  • E-TOLLING CRITIC SLAMS NEW PLANS
    May 26, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    E-TOLLING CRITIC SLAMS NEW PLANS

    Long-time e-toll opponent Rob Handfield - Jones has slammed the government's latest proposals on e-tolls, saying they do not address the key flaws of the system. He said that government was trying to play the affordability card to neutralise those… more...
    Editor 492
  • Caption the all new Liqui Moly Aero product range
    May 26, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    LIQUI MOLY LAUNCHES A ALL NEW AERO RANGE OF…

    THERE RANGE NOW COVERS AIRCRAFT, MARINE, AUTOMOTIVE, AGRICULTURAL, MINING, CONSTRUCTION, TRANSPORT AND MOTORCYCLES The Liqui Moly range now covers every conceivable market category that uses oil and lubes, there is now nothing that the German brand… more...
    Editor 761
  • Brasil Auto Parts at Automehanika Dubai 2015
    May 26, 2015 Events

    Brasil Auto Parts at Automehanika Dubai 2015

    Brasil is the world's 4th larget vehicle consumer market in 2014, with 41 million vehicles fleet and 29 manufacturers' brands. Click here to see more particpating companies more...
    Editor 454
  • EXTRACT FROM THE DEPUTY PRESIDENTS STATEMENT ON ETOLLS
    May 23, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    EXTRACT FROM THE DEPUTY PRESIDENTS STATEMENT ON…

    Hi Folks… Now that the reality of E Tolls seems to have arrived on our door steps some of us will be somewhat ambivalent while others will no doubt continue to vent - and maybe protest. Since there is greater clarity, this weeks' newsletter shares… more...
    Eugene Herbert 581
  • Jaguar debut the Bloodhound F-TYPE Rapid Response Vehicle
    May 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Jaguar debut the Bloodhound F-TYPE Rapid Response…

    World debut of Jaguar F-TYPE R AWD Bloodhound SSC Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) Jaguar’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 405kW sports car will support the Bloodhound SSC World Land Speed Record attempt Jaguar will be at the heart of Bloodhound SSC… more...
    Editor 578
  • Loaded, Cocked & Willing
    May 22, 2015 On the Cees

    Loaded, Cocked & Willing

    SARB kept rates unchanged, prime staying at 9.25%. But 2-out-of-6 members voted for a 0.25% increase. The SARB statement concluded that the deteriorating inflation outlook suggests that this unchanged stance CANNOT be maintained indefinitely. Okay,… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 462
  • E-toll reduction will bring welcome relief to hard-pressed consumers
    May 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    E-toll reduction will bring welcome relief to…

    The reduction in toll fees will have a significant positive impact on hard pressed consumers. Debt expert Neil Roets, CEO of Debt Rescue, one of the largest debt counselling firms in South Africa, said for commuters who used the toll roads on a… more...
    Editor 554
  • Call for papers: Submissions now open
    May 22, 2015 Events

    Call for papers: Submissions now open

    Innovation in the South East Asian Automotive Aftermarket We invite submissions to present at the seminar and workshop program during the automotive aftermarket South East Asia trade show, AAITF Bangkok, 9-11th December 2015. The two day technical… more...
    Editor 444
  • SARB’s steadying hand
    May 22, 2015 On the Cees

    SARB’s steadying hand

    It is a challenging climate. Disappointing weak growth of less than 2% (half our “repressed” potential, and more like only a third our ‘normal’ potential NDP growth). Volatile inflation, with breakouts beyond 6% (last year) and potentially flaring… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 359
  • NEW E-TOLLS PROPOSALS AN OPPORTUNITY MISSED – AA
    May 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    NEW E-TOLLS PROPOSALS AN OPPORTUNITY MISSED – AA

    The new dispensation for e-tolls announced by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is an opportunity missed in dealing once and for all with an unnecessarily burdensome funding model for e-tolls. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA),… more...
    Automobile Association 493
  • A flaring inflation prospect
    May 20, 2015 On the Cees

    A flaring inflation prospect

    After a recent low of 3.9%, riding the petrol/diesel pump price collapse of this summer, our CPI inflation has abruptly started to reverse course on the back of a full reversal of pump price realities (likely completed with the coming 50c/l plus… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 456
  • Alpha Car GLE Coupe
    May 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz Launches Campaign to Support…

    The dinosaurs are back Stuttgart. This summer, when the long-awaited next installment of the groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World, arrives in theaters, an entire fleet of Mercedes-Benz vehicles will share the spotlight. Alongside the… more...
    Editor 620
  • Rethinking Ta-Ta-Tantrum
    May 20, 2015 On the Cees

    Rethinking Ta-Ta-Tantrum

    The global bond market has repositioned itself over the last few weeks, in a rather abrupt fashion, reminding of the “taper tantrum” of May/June 2013. And there is much in common, most fundamentally that market perception of the future prospect has… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 447
  • Traffic officers know tyres!
    May 19, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Traffic officers know tyres!

    Traffic officers patrolling some of the busiest stretches of road in the country are now well equipped with the technical and legal expertise to detect and fine drivers using unsafe tyres. The South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC) has… more...
    Editor 582
  • South African Automotive Week 2016
    May 19, 2015 Events

    South African Automotive Week 2016

    ALL SYSTEMS GO! SAVE THE DATE: 11 - 13 October 2016 The initiative culminates in a Week of conferences, exhibition, networking and tours but as a result of sustained marketing the value to participants, particularly exhibitors in each edition… more...
    Editor 537
  • Paul Grosvenor - Mahle UK
    May 19, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    ERA CONFERENCE PROMOTES ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS

    Founded in the early 1990s, the Engine Rebuilders Association (ERA) strives to improve the overall levels of service in the engine remanufacturing sector. Strict guidelines are set out for any engineering shop wishing to become a member and a… more...
    Editor 541
  • Continuity
    May 19, 2015 On the Cees

    Continuity

    The government this past week created the space for a public sector wage settlement by upping its offer to 7% in a three-year deal (the outer years at inflation+1%), plus better housing & medical contributions. This is outrageous compared to 4%… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 513
  • Taking stock
    May 17, 2015 On the Cees

    Taking stock

    When we forthrightly take stock of our country strength & weaknesses, it is easy to identify the factors which will make us a 5% growth economy, transforming us out of recognition. It is called the National Development Plan, as originally envisaged… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 476
  • Retirees and Community Entrepreneurs Benefit from Financial Education Workshop
    May 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Retirees and Community Entrepreneurs Benefit from…

    PORT ELIZABETH - In a series of financial wellness sessions, General Motors South Africa (GMSA) this week hosted a financial education workshop for the GMSA retirees and the Zinyonka Development Project, a community entrepreneur programme. Presented… more...
    Editor 516
  • STUDY: 25% OF CARS CREATE MOST AIR POLLUTION
    May 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    STUDY: 25% OF CARS CREATE MOST AIR POLLUTION

     Hi Folks… According to the statistics we have available, the average ‘car park’ in South Africa is some 14 years old. Can you imagine what pollutants emerge from some of those older vehicles! While I don’t suppose we would be able to attribute… more...
    Eugene Herbert 510
  • NAAMSA QUARTERLY BUSINESS REVIEW:  1ST QUARTER, 2015
    May 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    NAAMSA QUARTERLY BUSINESS REVIEW: 1ST QUARTER,…

    Key features: First Quarter 2015 Aggregate Industry employment levels increased by 542 jobs to reach 31 008 positions at end March, 2015. This follows strong gains recorded during the last quarter of 2014. Based on data collated at the beginning of… more...
    Editor 670
  • Ten Dealers in South Africa Named GM International Grandmasters
    May 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ten Dealers in South Africa Named GM…

    Highest honor for men and women who sell and service GM vehicles SAN FRANSISCO - Ten South African dealers officially became 2015 General Motors (GM) International Grandmasters in San Francisco, California, this week. They were among the 167 dealers… more...
    Editor 561
  • Nicholas De Canha
    May 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    RENAULT SOUTH AFRICA - EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT…

    Imperial has announced that Nicholas de Canha will be appointed as the chief executive officer of Renault South Africa on the 1st of November 2015. Nicholas will be appointed as the chief executive officer designate from the 1st of July 2015,… more...
    Editor 512
  • INFORMATIVE SADFIA CONFERENCE AT AUTOMECHANIKA JOHANNBURG
    May 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    INFORMATIVE SADFIA CONFERENCE AT AUTOMECHANIKA…

    The South African Diesel Fuel Injection Association (SADFIA) held its Nuts & Bolts conference at Automechanika Johannesburg, taking its members on a journey through the evolution of diesel emission control systems and introducing several other… more...
    Editor 565
  • Niall Lynch to take over reigns at Hyundai Automotive SA
    May 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Niall Lynch to take over reigns at Hyundai…

    Niall Lynch will take over as chief executive officer (CEO) of Hyundai Automotive South Africa in July 2016, replacing Alan Ross, who has served as executive team leader of this company in the Imperial Group for the past 15 years. Lynch, who has… more...
    Editor 517
  • Continental Increases Sales Expectations for 2015 to More Than 39 Billion Euro After Good First Quarter
    May 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Increases Sales Expectations for 2015…

    Sales grow 14 percent to 9.6 billion Euro after three months Net income for the period rises 12 percent to 657 million Euro or 3.28 Euro per share Free cash flow before acquisitions increases significantly to 318 million Euro EBIT at 978 million… more...
    Editor 563
  • MAN TGX EfficientLine
    May 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Continental and MAN strengthen cooperation

    MAN TGX EfficientLine 2 equipped with Conti EcoPlus as standard fitment Conti Hybrid and Conti Scandinavia product portfolio as MAN original fitment Continental repeatedly participates in the MAN Trucknology® Days Hannover, May 14. 2015. The… more...
    Editor 573
  • Trophy Negotiations
    May 14, 2015 On the Cees

    Trophy Negotiations

    Social grants recipients and pensioners may average 5%-6% increases a year, the average wage settlement according to Andrew Levy Associates is nearer 8%. It sets the range, and the inflation momentum. But then we have outliers that set different… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 504
  • Porsche has officially opened its new customer experience centre with company headquarters for North America.
    May 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Porsche opens customer experience centre and…

    Dubai. Porsche Cars North America officially opened its new $100 million Porsche Experience Centre (PEC) and headquarters in Atlanta last week, with the 27-acre complex becoming the brand’s largest investment ever outside Germany. Showcasing… more...
    Editor 605
  • Peugeot Citroën South Africa Head Office on the Move
    May 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Peugeot Citroën South Africa Head Office on the…

    New Premises: Corner 12th Avenue & Rivonia Road Contact numbers: Remain unchanged Peugeot Citroën South Africa is moving, and will take up position in leafy Rivonia, in the heart of Johannesburg’s Northern suburbs. Following the announcement of a… more...
    Editor 563
  • Pearl Thusi with her new Volkswagen Tiguan
    May 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Pearl Thusi and Xolani Gwala are Volkswagen's new…

    Television celebrity, Pearl Thusi and 702 radio presenter, Xolani Gwala are the new Volkswagen Brand ambassadors. Pearl and Xolani will be driving a Tiguan and a Touareg respectively for the next 12 months as part of their brand ambassadorial role… more...
    Editor 536
  • L-R - Hartmut Ro?hl, FIGIEFA President; Les Mc Master, Chairman of MIWA; Neil Pattemore, Technical Advisor to FIGIEFA and the EGEA; and Jan Jooste, Director of Innovation at the Vaal University of Technology and Vishal Premlall
    May 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    RIGHT TO REPAIR CAMPAIGN GAINING IMPETUS

    The Right to Repair Campaign is gaining impetus in South Africa and this month there will be a big step forward when the local campaign organisers, the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) holds formal meetings with the vehicle manufacturers… more...
    Editor 552
  • Indy Purpinator launched to automotive customers
    May 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Indy Purpinator launched to automotive customers

    Indy Oil, world class lubricant and chemical manufacturer, have launched their specially formulated degreaser in a 750ml retail pack. Indy Purpinator is the number one degreaser for Indy Oil’s industrial and heavy duty customers, available in 20L… more...
    Editor 539
  • BestMed ASG Cycling Team Takes Fuchs Silkolene to the Road
    May 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    BestMed ASG Cycling Team Takes Fuchs Silkolene to…

    Using the correct lubricant on a cycling bike is essential, especially for racing. There is a lot of action that takes place during a race and reliability and durability more than anything can either make or break a cyclist’s plan for winning a… more...
    Editor 556
  • Government urged to tighten the screws on degree cheats
    May 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Government urged to tighten the screws on degree…

    The private sector should take note of government’s initiative to beef up background checks for public service employees to ensure that all qualifications claimed on CVs were valid. Danie Strydom, CEO of one of South Africa’s largest qualifications… more...
    Editor 531
  • Extensive rail project opportunities are happening in Asia right now.
    May 14, 2015 Events

    Extensive rail project opportunities are…

    Download the prospectus Last month in Vietnam, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dang signaled approval for a modern north-south line for trains traveling at speeds up to 200 kilometers per hour by 2030. Indonesia and China signed a memorandum of… more...
    Editor 416
  • What are hybrid cars? (And which ones should we buy?)
    May 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    What are hybrid cars? (And which ones should we…

    Environmentalists have lamented the effects of gasoline-powered vehicles on our ozone layer and recommend that we reduce our emissions. One of the simplest solutions may be opting for a hybrid car. These vehicles are known for having a more positive… more...
    Jeff Osborne 595
  • Time for a coffee break?
    May 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Time for a coffee break?

    Welcome to the May issue of the AAITF Bulletin. This month features the latest automotive aftermarket industry news and trends from around the world, an interview with the Automotive Aftermarket University, a free press release opportunity… more...
    Editor 523
  • Eskom’s greed will plunge large numbers of consumers into debt
    May 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Eskom’s greed will plunge large numbers of…

    If The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) approved the full 25.3% tariff increase that Eskom has applied for on Friday as expected it would be a catastrophe for the consumer that would see millions more plunged into debt followed by a… more...
    Editor 583
  • Robert Houdet
    May 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    SA MOTOR INDUSTRY NEEDS URGENT GUIDELINES FROM…

    The South African motor industry is in urgent need of guidelines from the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) regarding the future of the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP). This message came through loud and clear during a… more...
    Editor 553
  • JP Landman
    May 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    ELECTRICITY SEEN AS MAJOR ECONOMIC CONSTRAINT

    Renowned political and trend analyst, JP Landman, sees the shortage and intermittent supply of electricity as the major constraint on the South African economy at present. Speaking at a breakfast of the Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) at… more...
    Editor 569
  • Our Stable Economy
    May 14, 2015 On the Cees

    Our Stable Economy

    The first inclination may be to say "our struggling economy”. And that sense wouldn’t be misplaced, seeing the effective growth becalming that has taken hold. But with that as main context, the surprise is to behold our current financial stability,… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 349
  • Changing global bets
    May 14, 2015 On the Cees

    Changing global bets

    Global bets are changing. With them South African prospects. Will it mean new shock treatment, or will we sail through relatively unscathed? The Brits surprised last week by thinking rather deeply and deciding that on balance they didn't trust… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 383
  • Quietly riding at anchor
    May 11, 2015 On the Cees

    Quietly riding at anchor

    At first “storm-tossed, demasted, rudderless, dissolute” come to mind as key phrases when trying to grapple with the directionless nature of South Africa’s economy and society at present. Yet it may be we may be merely quietly riding out the storm,… more...
    Editor 484
  •  Bilstein's Mobile Shock Tester Ready for the Road
    May 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Bilstein's Mobile Shock Tester Ready for the Road

    Bilstein’s Mobile Shock Tester, fresh from its debut at the Auto Mechanika automotive industry show, is ready to be pressed into service around the country, with the objective of making motorists more aware of the important role shock absorbers play… more...
    Editor 645
  • Joffrey Carbonari was presented the Best Dealer Group Award. Left to right: Stuart Norman, Hiroki Muto, Joffrey Carbonari, Christian Mardrus and Mike Whitfield
    May 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan Ignition Awards recognise top-performing…

    ROSSLYN, South Africa (9 May 2015) – Nissan has recognised its top performing dealers in South Africa during the 2014 financial year at its annual 'Nissan Ignition Awards' event. Winning the coveted 'Dealer of the Year Award' for any vehicle brand… more...
    Editor 635
  • GM Helping 'Kinect' Gaming Technology With Child Safety Seats
    May 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    GM Helping 'Kinect' Gaming Technology With Child…

    Sensor developed for Xbox360 helps ensure proper fit of child seats DETROIT - With appropriate child safety seats and safety belts now legally required in South Africa, flexibility, adjustability and compatibility will become an increasingly… more...
    Editor 519
  • HANDS-FREE INFOTAINMENT ISN'T RISK-FREE, SAFETY COUNCIL WARNS
    May 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    HANDS-FREE INFOTAINMENT ISN'T RISK-FREE, SAFETY…

    Hi Folks… Distracted driving – more importantly the side effects thereof – are being taken more seriously by a number of motorists. Sadly though some are under the impression that because they are talking ‘hands free’ it is safe. Just because a… more...
    Editor 496
  • Pockets of SA Prosperity
    May 11, 2015 On the Cees

    Pockets of SA Prosperity

    There appears an uniformity to the economic slowdown that is deceiving. There are pockets of prosperity that are holding their own, suggesting expansion. Not all are being held down by a crushing restraint. The evidence of weakness is everywhere, in… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 375
  • Aleeshen Kisten, the Mentor and Founder of the CRA
    May 11, 2015 Events

    CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS CHALLENGES FACED IN…

    The rapid technological developments in present day motor vehicles are providing major challenges to the collision repair industry. These challenges and the solutions made up a significant portion of the content at the Collision Repairers'… more...
    Editor 558
  • NAAMSA MEDIA RELEASE ON THE AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (APDP)
    May 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    NAAMSA MEDIA RELEASE ON THE AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTION…

    Comment on and criticism of the APDP, attributed to the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM), lacks perspective and is in many respects factually incorrect. The APDP provides a clear, albeit ambitious vision… more...
    Editor 496
  • #90Days2015 - Mission accomplished!
    May 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    #90Days2015 - Mission accomplished!

    Natalie Chapman performs 180 gigs in 90 consecutive days in 113 towns to give a voice to survivors of violent and sexual crimes during her #90Days2015 tour KIA Sportage transports Chapman through South African and Lesotho, spreading a message of… more...
    Editor 497
  • DEFUSE ERRORS TO CURB ‘ROAD RAGE’ – AA
    May 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    DEFUSE ERRORS TO CURB ‘ROAD RAGE’ – AA

    Patience and tolerance can prevent a minor traffic event from escalating into an incident of so-called road rage. This is according to the Automobile Association, in the wake of the latest tragic incident of road rage that occurred in Bonaero Park… more...
    Editor 489
  • RMI Vehicle Imbizo highlights role of quality parts in vehicle safety
    May 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    RMI Vehicle Imbizo highlights role of quality…

    Industry representatives and interested parties gathered at Nasrec on the opening day of Automechanika 2015 to discuss road safety and the carnage on South African roads during an Imbizo hosted by the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI). The… more...
    Editor 514
  • What's Next? GM Predicts Jobs of the Future
    May 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    What's Next? GM Predicts Jobs of the Future

    Top 10 jobs of the future that will drive exciting technologies DETROIT - As smartphones get more sophisticated, watches connect us to the world and our homes grow more automated, cars will advance in ways customers cannot imagine. Already, people… more...
    Editor 489
  • INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS HONOURED AT AUTOMECHANIKA JOHANNESBURG
    May 11, 2015 Events

    INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS HONOURED AT AUTOMECHANIKA…

    Car-O-Liner's Vision2 software was this morning (Wednesday, May 6) awarded a gold certificate for innovation at Automechanika Johannesburg's Innovation Awards 2015. AI Vision's MobilEye Collision Avoidance System won a silver certificate while… more...
    Editor 402
  • May 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Put Foot Rally Sponsorship

    The official Put Foot Rally vehicle is wrapped and ready to hit the road, and between 15 June and 2 July, will navigate 8 000km, across five countries in 18 days. More than just a rally, and often referred to as the greatest social rally on earth,… more...
    Editor 517
  • Control Arm
    May 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    ZF SERVICES SA LAUNCHES LEMFORDER BRAND LOCALLY

    ZF Services SA is using Automechanika Johannesburg as the local launch platform for its Lemförder brand of replacement steering and suspension components for cars and commercial vehicles. This brand is already well established as a partner in the… more...
    Editor 540
  • Ernst Prost CEO Liqui Moly worldwide
    May 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    THE LEADING GERMANY LUBRICANT COMPANY LIQUI MOLY…

    March this year, Liqui Moly SA held a press conference with a difference. The aim of the conference was primarily to introduce Liqui Moly GmbH’s CEO and managing partner Ernst Prost to the company’s South African customers, suppliers, sponsorship… more...
    Editor 516
  • Nadal and Kia Motors Spain President Kyung-Hyun Kim
    May 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Rafael Nadal renamed global KIA ambassador

    Rafael Nadal and Kia Motors extend their successful collaboration to 2020 Nadal to feature across global Kia advertising and media campaigns Appearances planned at international events (SEOUL) May 5, 2015 - KIA Motors has announced that tennis… more...
    Editor 608
  • Continental demonstrates in a prototype vehicle how Surround View cameras can be used for assistance while backing up.
    May 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Surround View camera technology can help avoid…

    Continental demonstrates in a prototype vehicle how Surround View cameras can be used for assistance while backing up. By making multiple use of sensors, Surround View cameras can be used for this back-up assist and other applications. A joint… more...
    Editor 934
  • New Germans lead GMSA sales push
    May 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    New Germans lead GMSA sales push

    05 May 2015 - April NAAMSA new vehicles sales showed a decrease of 10 913 units vs March 2015. Total industry volume was 44 503 units, down 3.3 percent vs April 2014. The main factor behind the significantly lower sales this April was the number of… more...
    Editor 536
  • TOYOTA CONTINUES TO LEAD OVERALL SALES RACE
    May 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    TOYOTA CONTINUES TO LEAD OVERALL SALES RACE

    Market segment April 2014 April 2015 % change Passenger vehicles 30,778 30,184 -1.9% Light commercial vehicles 12,851 12,077 -12.2% Medium commercial vehicles 815 777 -4.7% Heavy commercial vehicles 404 442 9.4% Extra Heavy commercial vehicles 1,098… more...
    Editor 592
  • Ford Ranger No.1 selling vehicle in South Africa in April
    May 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Ranger No.1 selling vehicle in South Africa…

    Ford's highest-ever market share at 16.3%, 24.5% growth for April and year-to-date sales up by 12.1% Ford Ranger snatches top spot for industry and LCV sales for the second time with 3 095 units sold 67% year-on-year sales increase for expanded… more...
    Editor 516
  • Our becalming condition
    May 06, 2015 On the Cees

    Our becalming condition

    We may not like the notion, but ever so surely we have lost our forward momentum, to the point of becoming a becalmed ship (and in places actually going down, even if in other parts there is still some forward momentum). We see it in our new car… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 590
  • EASTER HOLIDAYS IMPACT NEW VEHICLE SALES
    May 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    EASTER HOLIDAYS IMPACT NEW VEHICLE SALES

    New vehicle sales in April 2015 saw a year-on-year decline of 3.3%, with total sales of 44 428, according to the latest data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa. Passenger car sales totalled 30 184, representing… more...
    Editor 524
  • Standard Bank: Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - April 2015
    May 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Standard Bank: Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle…

    “April new car sales showed a decline of 1.93% year on year which is not surprising given the public holidays and the continued pressure on new car sales. Vehicle exports continue to increase to new levels”. General Comments on April 2015 NAAMSA… more...
    Editor 556
  • Absa Commentary: April 2015 NAAMSA Sales Report
    May 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Absa Commentary: April 2015 NAAMSA Sales Report

    Vehicle Sales and Export Comments A total of 44 503 new vehicles were sold in the domestic market in April 2015, with sales down by almost 11 000 units in April from March and about 1 500 units less than in April last year. Major seasonal factors… more...
    Editor 529
  • The Ingersoll Rand Centac C400 centrifugal air compressors supplied to BMW will streamline their production, and potentially lower their annual electricity consumption by up to one million rand.
    May 04, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ingersoll Rand streamlines BMW’s production line…

    By replacing their older and larger plant air compressors with two smaller Ingersoll Rand Centac C400 Centrifugal Air Compressors at their Rosslyn manufacturing plant, BMW South Africa will potentially save over a million Rand per year in reduced… more...
    Editor 694
  • May 04, 2015 On the Cees

    The Next Great Growth Push

    In a world low on confidence and growth, with monetary policies universally accommodative to point of pushy (everywhere, not only in the US, Europe and Japan, but also in all those countries which have lowered interest rates this past year), there… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 530
  • Zipper Economics
    May 04, 2015 On the Cees

    Zipper Economics

    The country has a fundamental problem. It could be termed “zipper” economics, the way a zipper opens up, its two parts neatly unwinding in opposite directions? Even conveniently to the right and left? It has to do with this business of having won… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 538
  • The West shifts, Asia too
    May 04, 2015 On the Cees

    The West shifts, Asia too

    We are mid-decade, and many years down-range from the double ground zero of 2008-2009 when the West was shaken by two massive existential shocks, first in the US and then in Europe, too. The repair and recuperation may have been uneven, at times… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 436
  • FUEL PRICES NEARLY FLAT FOR MAY – AA
    May 01, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    FUEL PRICES NEARLY FLAT FOR MAY – AA

    South Africans can expect fuel prices to remain near their current levels in May, with changes of only a few cents per litre. This is according to the Automobile Association which was commenting on unaudited Central Energy Fund data released this… more...
    Editor 647
  • MAHLE acquires thermal management division of U.S. automotive supplier Delphi
    May 01, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    MAHLE acquires thermal management division of…

    Stuttgart/Germany, February 19, 2015 – MAHLE has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the wholly-owned thermal business of U.S. automotive supplier Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH). In 2014, the division and its approximately 7,600 employees… more...
    Editor 591
  • MAHLE finalizes the acquisition of Letrika
    May 01, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    MAHLE finalizes the acquisition of Letrika

    Stuttgart, September 2, 2014 – The transaction approvals have been issued from all relevant antitrust authorities. The acquisition of the majority stake in Letrika d.d., which is listed on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange, is expected to be completed in… more...
    Editor 579
  • Wolf-Henning Scheider as new Chairman of the MAHLE Management Board with effect from July 1, 2015.
    May 01, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Change to senior management at MAHLE

    Stuttgart, December 16, 2014 – The Supervisory Board of MAHLE GmbH has appointed Wolf-Henning Scheider as new Chairman of the MAHLE Management Board with effect from July 1, 2015. He will join the MAHLE Group on April 1, 2015, and will initially… more...
    Editor 602
  • TEN THINGS ALL CAR & TRUCK DRIVERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MOTORCYCLES
    May 01, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    TEN THINGS ALL CAR & TRUCK DRIVERS SHOULD KNOW…

    Hi Folks… With a long weekend just having passed and another starting, I couldn’t help but note the number of motorbikes being ridden – myself being one of those riders. In light of that – experienced first-hand – I, as a rider would have… more...
    Eugene Herbert 995
  • May 01, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Collaboration sees Swedish partners embark on 'A…

    Volvo Cars and artist Avicii Feeling Good about the future New Volvo Cars Brand Campaign features Swedish DJ/Producer Avicii Rework of classic Nina Simone song Feeling Good Campaign celebrates the rebirth and renewal of the Volvo Cars brand Volvo… more...
    Editor 572
  • Frank-Werner Mohn is one of the fathers of the ESP® system
    May 01, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    ESP® reaches 20 years of saving lives

    From a bold idea to a Europe-wide requirement Stuttgart. A guardian angel is celebrating a milestone anniversary in March 1995, Mercedes-Benz introduced the Electronic Stability Program ESP®. Alongside the seat belt, airbag and ABS, the Daimler… more...
    Editor 545
  • Entries Open For 2015 Ranger Odyssey In Namibia
    Apr 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Entries Open For 2015 Ranger Odyssey In Namibia

    40 contestants from South and Sub Saharan Africa will be selected for Boot Camp in Karoo Route through tough Desolation Trail in north-western Namibia for Top 20 finalists Individual competition, with grand prize comprising Odyssey-spec Ranger for a… more...
    Editor 641
  • Johannesburg resident wins solar equipment after Nissan LEAF test drive
    Apr 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Johannesburg resident wins solar equipment after…

    Rosslyn, South Africa, 29 APRIL 2015 – “Electric cars are awesome!” says energy expert Andrew Kinghorn of his experience behind the wheel of the pure-electric Nissan LEAF. “My most vivid memory is of my co-driver’s white knuckles after I… more...
    Editor 478
  • How the CPA protects car buyers
    Apr 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    How the CPA protects car buyers

    Help, I’ve bought a lemon! How the CPA protects car buyers The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) was introduced four years ago with the aim of empowering and better protecting consumers. Many consumers are quick to threaten action by the CPA if they… more...
    Editor 560
  • Wage Bills 2015
    Apr 30, 2015 On the Cees

    Wage Bills 2015

    While 80% of the 9 million workers at registered SA establishments (businesses and other large employers) will watch with fascination, the other 20% of these workers are engaged in serious wage negotiations with a decided edge to it. Public service… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 455
  • Irene drivers score on Bridgestone tyre check
    Apr 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Irene drivers score on Bridgestone tyre check

    More than 92% of tyres surveyed during Bridgestone's most recent Tyre Check event were correctly inflated. The event, held in the car park of Pick n Pay's Irene Village Mall store, checked 1016 tyres on 254 vehicles for inflation pressure, tread… more...
    Editor 683
  • Renew My Car – a game changer for the automobile industry
    Apr 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Renew My Car – a game changer for the automobile…

    Reaching an all-time high of 42915 cars sold during September 2014, there’s no doubt that the automobile business is huge in South Africa. Renew My Car – an on-site cosmetic repair franchise business – has become a game changer in South Africa’s… more...
    Editor 553
  • Are you selling to logistics professionals in the Middle East?
    Apr 29, 2015 Events

    Are you selling to logistics professionals in the…

    Download Sponsorship Prospectus Here The Middle East logistics market is booming. The surge in import and trade volumes will reach over USD 27 billion by the end of 2015 in the UAE alone. Why? Because the Dubai government is developing sectors that… more...
    Editor 484
  • Inaugural Fuel Retailers' Association's Conference
    Apr 29, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Inaugural Fuel Retailers' Association's Conference

    The Fuel Retailers' Association (FRA) will hold its first ever national conference at Automechanika 2015, which runs from 6 to 9 May at Expo Centre, Nasrec. According to Reggie Sibiya, CEO of the FRA, the Automechanika Trade Show provides a unique… more...
    Editor 708
  • 2014 VW Dealer of the Year - Kevin Pillay, DP at the Barons Pietermaritzburg with Thomas Schaefer, MD Volkswagen Group SA and Petra Hoffmann, Director Sales and Marketing, VW Group SA
    Apr 29, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Barons Pietermaritzburg named as the best…

    Barons Pietermaritzburg was bestowed the award of the best Volkswagen Dealership in South Africa in 2014. Volkswagen recently hosted its annual gala dinner in Johannesburg to honour the best performing Dealerships in different categories which… more...
    Editor 612
  • Automechanika Chicago makes its Debut with Quality Attendance
    Apr 29, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Automechanika Chicago makes its Debut with…

    1st Edition hits the mark educating more than 2,000 attendees in the Training Seminars The largest trade show dedicated to the automotive aftermarket industry and high-end technical training has arrived in the United States. Automechanika Chicago,… more...
    Editor 705
  • 520kW Jeep Breaks the Sound Barrier (Almost)!
    Apr 28, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    520kW Jeep Breaks the Sound Barrier (Almost)!

    With 520kW and 1 000Nm, it’s grander than Grand Mirror, mirror on the wall, which SUV is the fastest of them all? This one is: we don’t know of a four-wheel-drive ‘off-roader’ as fast at Reef attitude as the rather special Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8… more...
    Editor 635
  • Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Apr 28, 2015 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 565
  • LEGISLATION UPDATE:BABY SEATS
    Apr 28, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    LEGISLATION UPDATE:BABY SEATS

    Hi Folks For those who haven’t been following the discussions on radio, and elsewhere, please take note that effective the 30th April 2015 legislation regarding the compulsory use of Child Restraints / Car Seats for Kids, will be implemented! In the… more...
    Eugene Herbert 585
  • New Technical Details of the Next Generation NSX Revealed at SAE 2015 World Congress and Exhibition
    Apr 28, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    New Technical Details of the Next Generation NSX…

    New information disclosed on innovative powertrain, body and manufacturing technologies further solidifies the NSX's position as a world-class supercar NSX legacy of innovative, lightweight body design for high performance is advanced with world's… more...
    Editor 703
  • PSA Peugeot Citroën to increase output in Europe by more than 60,000 vehicles
    Apr 28, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    PSA Peugeot Citroën to increase output in Europe…

    PSA Peugeot Citroën has announced that it will be increasing output in its European plants in order to capitalise on growth in Europe's markets and meet demand from its customers. More than 60,000 additional vehicles will be produced in Europe by… more...
    Editor 609
  • The Modern
    Apr 28, 2015 On the Cees

    The Modern

    We now nearly have had everything: the Icon, the Africanist & the Traditionalist. Wouldn’t it be nice to round this off with a thorough Modern? Our Icon statesman gave us a global presence, a written Constitution and the Rainbow Nation. Above all,… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 543
  • espa SA markets its scooters and accessories in showrooms in upmarket retail centres around the country
    Apr 23, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Add some sting to your scooter fleet

    Apart from being a growing global phenomenon in the personal mobility market, scooters have served a vital function for business, enabling rapid, economical delivery of products over short distances. The range of scooters available in South Africa… more...
    Editor 936
  • Play your community role by educating your drivers
    Apr 23, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Play your community role by educating your drivers

    Redi Tlhabi’s show on 702 recently looked at the frequency of car crashes and the state of driving on South African roads, in comparison to international standards. Redi spoke to Veronique Feypell from the International Transport Forum who was… more...
    Editor 604
  • Begging the obvious: Growth!!!
    Apr 23, 2015 On the Cees

    Begging the obvious: Growth!!!

    Undocumented foreigners have of late found themselves unwanted. Allegations of taking away jobs from locals is heard most often. For traders and other foreign informal business people, competitive strains with locals is presumably also a reality. It… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 649
  • MEYLE Platinum Pads – high performance brake pads for the highest level of safety in any situation
    Apr 23, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE Platinum Pads – high performance brake pads…

    Premium brake pads for maximum braking performance and the shortest braking distances High performance of MEYLE brake pads demonstrated and confirmed by independent testing institute, ATP Automotive Testing Papenburg GmbH Hamburg, April 21, 2015.… more...
    Editor 609
  • Volvo Car SA announces top Dealers for 2014
    Apr 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Car SA announces top Dealers for 2014

    Volvo Car South Africa (VCSA) paid tribute to its dealer network at the 2014 Volvo Dealer of the Year (DOTY) Awards during a well-deserved luxury weekend at Kapama Lodge- the perfect backdrop for this exclusive event. Well-Deserved Recognition The… more...
    Editor 682
  • G.U.D. Holdings renews Sharks Academy 2015 sponsorship
    Apr 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    G.U.D. Holdings renews Sharks Academy 2015…

    Changing lives is what G.U.D. Holdings, a leading local automotive parts manufacturer, aims to achieve by renewing their sponsorship in 2015 to the Sharks Academy. On 18 April 2015 at the Growthpoint Kings Park Rugby Stadium G.U.D. Holdings… more...
    Editor 594
  • EASTERN CAPE AUTO SECTOR EFFICIENT BUT UNDER PRESSURE
    Apr 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    EASTERN CAPE AUTO SECTOR EFFICIENT BUT UNDER…

    The Automotive Industry Development Centre Eastern Cape, an agency established by the ECDC to support the region’s automotive industry, says the Province’s automotive supply chain is outperforming global peers in many aspects. Commenting on the… more...
    Editor 640
  • MotorKlassic Magazine Pronounce Bilstein
    Apr 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    MotorKlassic Magazine Pronounce Bilstein "Best…

    Renowned suspension brand, Bilstein, has been recognised by German magazine MotorKlassic for its commitment to the restoration and reconstruction of shock absorbers for classic cars. Readers recently voted Bilstein “Best Brand” in the Suspension… more...
    Editor 582
  • Key Component in the Electric Drive: Award-Winning Continental Power Electronics Further Optimized
    Apr 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Key Component in the Electric Drive:…

    The new generation of more compact power electronics, which will be launched in August 2015, controls the power of hybrid and electric vehicles even more efficiently. The system is of central importance for the electric drive's power, and makes it… more...
    Editor 667
  • The Private Dinner
    Apr 22, 2015 On the Cees

    The Private Dinner

    The G8 must be an interesting bunch. But you really need global principals only to get to the essence of things. So geopolitically one could do without Cameron, Hollande, Renzi, Abe & the Canadian, while Xi now outranks all of them, yet isn't a G8… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 581
  • Winner 8-11 category - Priyanka Govender
    Apr 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    DRAWING IS CHILD'S PLAY

    Toyota made the dreams of 15 children come true at the Dream Car Art Contest award ceremony held in the Toyota museum in Johannesburg. Full of smiles and talent, the children were treated like royalty at the Toyota head office. The Toyota Dream Car… more...
    Editor 813
  • Strong data from latest Roadkill Survey
    Apr 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Strong data from latest Roadkill Survey

    Surveys of wild animals killed by passing traffic (roadkill) have produced strong data and several recommendations. This is according to Bridgestone, which sponsored the Endangered Wildlife Trust's (EWT) recent investigations into the issue of… more...
    Editor 591
  • The SA growth machine
    Apr 20, 2015 On the Cees

    The SA growth machine

    Going by the avalanche of comment condemning the SA economy to a subpar 2% or less growth this year and next, after as little as 1.5% last year, it is as if the Eskom constraint has only now come fully into view. This is plainly nonsense. Eskom has… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 601
  • THE JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW
    Apr 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    THE JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

    The Johannesburg International Motor Show, originally scheduled to be held at Expo Centre from 14th October, 2015 through 27th October, 2015 will not take place. This follows a decision by NAAMSA Chief Executives at a meeting in Johannesburg on 16th… more...
    Editor 643
  • AIDC breaks ground with its second Automotive Incubation Centre Located at Nissan SA
    Apr 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    AIDC breaks ground with its second Automotive…

    Rosslyn, South Africa (25 March 2015) - The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) recently held a ground-breaking ceremony at its construction site for the establishment of a new Automotive Incubation Centre within Nissan South Africa’s… more...
    Editor 798
  • Nkumbuzi Ben-Mazwi, Department Manager: Enterprise Development at the AIDC (left) and Dineshan Moodley, Executive: Industry Development at the AIDC (right), are pictured with members of the Thomas Foundry Team
    Apr 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    AIDC’s Rapid Process Improvement Workshop winners…

    Silverton, South Africa (12 March 2015) - The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) recently hosted a Rapid Process Improvement Workshop (RPIW) programme at the Automotive Incubation Centre at Ford, with participation from three incubatees… more...
    Editor 885
  • Alternative methods of payment may save municipalities facing bankruptcy
    Apr 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Alternative methods of payment may save…

    It was entirely feasible to collect at least a substantial portion of the more than R100-billion owed by defaulters to municipalities if the correct procedures were followed. Hennie Heymans, CEO of StratCol, one of the largest debit order processing… more...
    Editor 606
  • Let’s Go!!!
    Apr 20, 2015 On the Cees

    Let’s Go!!!

    by Cees Bruggemans and Prof Willie Esterhuyse Confidence is a funny thing. Very fluid. Ongrypbaar. Difficult to define or pin down, but you will recognise its presence or absence in an instant. And in mixed economies like ours, where a… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 466
  • Epic Cycle Raise Funds For Education
    Apr 20, 2015 Events

    Epic Cycle Raise Funds For Education

    1965Ride culminates in an emotional end in Queenstown Queenstown - Seventeen cyclists who endured a gruelling nine days on the road for the 1965 Ride and backed by three support crew, received a hero's welcome when they peddled into Queen's College… more...
    Editor 560
  • Ernst Prost Managing Partner of Liqui Moly Worldwide
    Apr 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    LIQUI MOLY RATED THE BEST BRAND OF OIL BY 4…

    For the fifth time the readers of Motor Klassik, Auto Zeitung, Auto Bild and Auto Motor und Sport have voted for LIQUI MOLY as the best brand of oil in Germany. "Honestly speaking, we really don't feel bad about being at the very top of the podium… more...
    Editor 579
  • Rand prospects Fed linked
    Apr 20, 2015 On the Cees

    Rand prospects Fed linked

    We are inclined to link Rand prospects to SA events, and when major shifts are afoot, such as in commodity export prices, the balance of payments and/or interest rates, that is a good bet. But these areas are currently not the main driver. Instead,… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 462
  • Carlos Tavares presents PSA Peugeot Citroën’s  strategy at the French National Assembly
    Apr 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Carlos Tavares presents PSA Peugeot Citroën’s …

    On 15 April, at a French National Assembly hearing before the Economic Affairs and Sustainable Development committees, Carlos Tavares, Chairman of the PSA Peugeot Citroën Managing Board, took the floor to reaffirm the Group's strategy. In so doing,… more...
    Editor 598
  • Ford Struandale Engine Plant officially opens new Medical and Wellness Centre - Shaun Renze and Dr Kaemmerer
    Apr 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Launches New Medical And Wellness Centre At…

    Brand-new facility with full range of medical and wellness services Ongoing partnership with Life Occupational Health and Careways PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 16 April 2015 -The Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth has opened a brand new… more...
    Editor 580
  • Slight fuel price reductions are on the cards for May. This is according to the Automobile Association which was commenting on unaudited mid-month data released by the Central Energy Fund.
    Apr 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel relief possible in May - AA

    Slight fuel price reductions are on the cards for May. Slight fuel price reductions are on the cards for May. This is according to the Automobile Association which was commenting on unaudited mid-month data released by the Central Energy Fund. "The… more...
    Editor 562
  • LATVIA HAS WORST ROAD SAFETY RECORD IN EU
    Apr 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    LATVIA HAS WORST ROAD SAFETY RECORD IN EU

    Hi Folks… South Africa is reported to have some of the worst drivers in the world, a fact substantiated by the deaths of some 300 plus per 1 million. This is somewhat disconcerting when compared with countries in Europe which are reported to have… more...
    Editor 555
  • Check more than just pressures
    Apr 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Check more than just pressures

    Bridgestone has advised motorists to ensure that all tyre and wheel safety items are checked regularly when adjusting the tyre pressures. “It's important to check tyre pressures at least once every two weeks,” said Bridgestone's General Manager for… more...
    Editor 547
  • TORRE AUTOMOTIVE LANCHES AIRFLOW SNORKELS
    Apr 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    TORRE AUTOMOTIVE LANCHES AIRFLOW SNORKELS

    Torre Automotive has launched the Airflow range of snorkels as part of its Weekend Warrior brand offering, an initiative for 4x4 enthusiasts to participate in a weekend outdoor entity. The snorkel is fitted to four wheel drive vehicles to protect… more...
    Editor 577
  • Brilliant braking solution: The MEYLE Platinum Disc with UV paint finish
    Apr 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Brilliant braking solution: The MEYLE Platinum…

    Innovative coating technology for enhanced anti-corrosion protection made by Wulf Gaertner Autoparts Convenient and swift replacement: no brake disc degreasing before installation Non-solvent paint to ensure environmentally friendly production… more...
    Editor 625
  • Commitment to be continued: MEYLE still a Truck Racing technology partner
    Apr 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Commitment to be continued: MEYLE still a Truck…

    Wulf Gaertner Autoparts will be supporting the "tankpool24 Racing Team" and the "CEPSA Truck Team" for the 2015 FIA European Truck Racing Championship Technological partnership to promote knowledge transfer Hamburg-based manufacturer supplies brake… more...
    Editor 626
  • Four new stub shafts from MEYLE
    Apr 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Four new stub shafts from MEYLE

    Kit comes with stub shaft, pressure spring, washers and snap rings Comprehensive MEYLE range featuring 18,500 automotive spare parts Hamburg, 12 February 2015. Marketed under its MEYLE brand Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG now supplies differential stub… more...
    Editor 567
  • 100th Model SLS AMG GT 3
    Apr 15, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz and Laureus broadening their…

    Mercedes-Benz and Laureus establish national Laureus Sport for Good Foundation in China Laureus Sport for Good Foundation aims to support 150,000 children and young people in China "Drive for Good" fund-raising campaign launched with Laureus… more...
    Editor 641
  • Mirai Showroom
    Apr 15, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    BUYING INTO THE FUTURE

    Tokyo, Japan, April 2015 ? On Friday, 17 April 2015, Toyota will open a showroom to highlight the groundbreaking Mirai fuel cell vehicle, which went on sale last December. Located within a hydrogen station operated by Iwatani Corporation in Tokyo's… more...
    Editor 603
  • Understanding the waste tyre management fee
    Apr 15, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Understanding the waste tyre management fee

    A tax is a compulsory contribution to state revenue, levied by the government on workers' income and business profits, or added to the cost of some goods, services, and transactions. Money collected from taxes goes into the general fiscus.… more...
    Editor 585
  • Thule's stylish Trail roof basket makes unloading easy
    Apr 15, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Thule Updates Its Roof Basket Range

    THE CASE FOR A BASKET There’s nothing that compares to the sensation of wide open spaces, where there aren’t any boundaries, and where you can see distant horizons. It is with this in mind that Thule, a world leader in specialised on-car storage… more...
    Editor 653
  • SKF Product Information - Mercedes Sprinter Classic
    Apr 15, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Product Information - Mercedes Sprinter…

    For the Mercedes Sprinter Classic (909 body) launched on our roads since 2014, SKF is offering a consistent range for this application! This outstanding SKF aftermarket offer includes a total of 9 kits with more to come in the coming weeks. See the… more...
    Editor 671
  • Is it time for a coffee break?
    Apr 15, 2015 Events

    Is it time for a coffee break?

    AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET INDUSTRY AND TUNING TRADE FAIR Time to brush up on the latest automotive aftermarket news from the last month. This issue features the latest automotive aftermarket industry news and trends, a free press release opportunity,… more...
    Editor 686
  • Easter 2015 is likely to produce South Africa's worst-ever road death toll for an Easter period.
    Apr 13, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    AA sees further rise in shock Easter death toll

    Easter 2015 is likely to produce South Africa's worst-ever road death toll for an Easter period. "The figures which have been extensively publicised in the media this week are only the start," warned the AA. "The daily death toll of 57 fatalities is… more...
    Editor 659
  • Adrift & deeply preoccupied
    Apr 13, 2015 On the Cees

    Adrift & deeply preoccupied

    The SA economy is a thing of many parts, some more wondrous than others. What stands out at present is that at least half is still very slowly generating steam, but large parts of the remainder seem at a standstill. Yet this is not always fully… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 626
  • General Tire - the specialist in 4x4 tyres
    Apr 13, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    General Tire - the specialist in 4x4 tyres

    General Tire is a leading tyre brand for SUVs and off-roaders Extensive Grabber range comprising award-winning AT, heavy-duty MT and new GT PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 13 April, 2015 - Tyres for 4x4s and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are… more...
    Editor 715
  • Foundations
    Apr 13, 2015 On the Cees

    Foundations

    Every human life has a “foundation”, a period which critically shapes it. This tends to differ between individuals, and certainly between generations, often making for the deepest of misunderstandings, not using the same markers and references.… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 499
  • FEMALE DRIVERS MORE LIKELY TO USE CELL PHONES
    Apr 13, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    FEMALE DRIVERS MORE LIKELY TO USE CELL PHONES

    Hi Folks… It is – from my perspective – that generally speaking many women drivers are far more cautious and less risk prone than their male counterparts – much to chagrin of their male counterparts. Well it now seems that this is not true when it… more...
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  • New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens in Alberton, Newmarket
    Apr 13, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens in Alberton,…

    A new Tiger Wheel & Tyre store has opened in Alberton, Newmarket at the Corner of Ascot and Heidelberg Roads in Newmarket Park Extension 15, giving the areas residents and commuters ready access to superior service and the world's biggest wheel,… more...
    Editor 694
  • TIGER WHEEL & TYRE UNVEILS A NEW STORE AND A NEW LOOK AT ROSEBANK MALL
    Apr 13, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    TIGER WHEEL & TYRE UNVEILS A NEW STORE AND A NEW…

    Rosebank shoppers now have the luxury of having their wheel, tyre and battery needs taken care of while they shop, since a brand new Tiger Wheel & Tyre store opened at the Rosebank Mall on the 23rd of March 2015. The new store is conveniently… more...
    Editor 702
  • Volvo Car South Africa announces new MD
    Apr 13, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Car South Africa announces new MD

    Volvo Car South Africa (VCSA) has announced that Greg Maruszewski will take over the helm as the company's Managing Director when current VCSA MD, Bram van der Reep, steps down in June 2015. Greg Maruszewski started his long and successful career at… more...
    Editor 683
  • Parkhurst welcomes the Nissan LEAF
    Apr 13, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Parkhurst welcomes the Nissan LEAF

    Nissan South Africa applauds Parkhurst’s initiative to install electric car charging points Jo’burgers are invited to test the 100%-electric Nissan LEAF in Parkhurst this weekend Test drives held from Verity Park on 10, 11 and 12 April Rosslyn,… more...
    Editor 671
  • Opel Mokka
    Apr 13, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Opel Continues to Grow in Europe

    Sales increased by around 8,500 units in first three months of 2015 Market share grew, market share gains in 11 European markets Rüsselsheim. Opel is on the right track: with 279,306 new registrations in the first quarter of 2015, the automaker's… more...
    Editor 729
  • Nissan AVM tech to go underwater for deep sea exploration
    Apr 13, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan AVM tech to go underwater for deep sea…

    Nissan’s Around View Monitor (AVM) technology, a building block of its autonomous drive technology, will help remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) search for natural resources in the Earth’s oceans. YOKOHAMA, Japan (April 9, 2015) - Nissan is providing… more...
    Editor 665
  • First National Battery recharges with new look
    Apr 09, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    First National Battery recharges with new look

    Leading local battery manufacturer, First National Battery, has officially launched its new image by unveiling its revamped logo. The redesign marks the beginning of a new era for the award-winning company as it rolls out major changes and upgrades… more...
    Editor 847
  • SKF Product Information: FORD Transit Connect
    Apr 09, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Product Information: FORD Transit Connect

    For the Ford Transit Connect launched on our roads 2014, SKF is offering a consistent range for this application! This outstanding SKF aftermarket offer includes a total of 20 kits with more to come in the coming weeks. See the full Product… more...
    Editor 760
  • Annual cycle to raise funds for education
    Apr 09, 2015 Events

    Annual cycle to raise funds for education

    The 1965Ride is set to include three ex-Queenstown College heavyweights in this years ride. PLACE - Johannesburg to Queenstown, Eastern Cape On 8th April, 15 amateur cyclists left Heidelberg just south of Johannesburg, to undertake the fifth… more...
    Editor 684
  • OPINION PIECE: Statues, Names, Inconsistencies and Life’s Uncertainties
    Apr 09, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    OPINION PIECE: Statues, Names, Inconsistencies…

    More than a century after his death, Cecil John Rhodes finds 'himself' in a crate, with a plastic bag wrapped around his face. He is, of course, not at all bothered by this. This whole saga reminds me of the fact that I may also still have a few… more...
    Editor 757
  • Jeff Osborne heads up the Gumtree Automotive Team from their office in Johannesburg. Jeff has decades of experience in the motor industry and served as the CEO of the Retail Motor Industry for 13 years. Jeff is passionate about the automotive space, and is a keen classic car collector.
    Apr 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Big changes to Gumtree Automotive for a slicker…

    Gumtree Automotive is introducing big changes to ensure that a smoother user experience for both prospective car buyers as well as the thousands of professional sellers that already make use of the site’s ad management dashboard. “Since the… more...
    Editor 715
  • Toyota Pioneers Automaker Energy Management in Japan, Acquires ISO 50001 International Standard
    Apr 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota Pioneers Automaker Energy Management in…

    Toyota Motor Corporation became the first company in Japan's automobile manufacturing industry to acquire the international energy management system certification ISO 50001, which requires the introduction of comprehensive companywide measures to… more...
    Editor 756
  • LEMFÖRDER Invitation
    Apr 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Lemförder launch Invitation

    LEMFÖRDER: a worldwide leading OEM brand of steering and suspension components for the aftermarket for both Light and Heavy duty vehicles.You are invited to the launch of a vehicle specific range of service repair solutions for suspension… more...
    Editor 734
  • Does it need to make sense?
    Apr 08, 2015 On the Cees

    Does it need to make sense?

    Results-driven policy statements need to make sense. For one wants to fully understand how the proposer hopes to get to his better life for all. All rational people suffer from this efficiency syndrome. Let us see whether it adds up, where the… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 644
  • Tyre manufacturing industry gears for growth
    Apr 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Tyre manufacturing industry gears for growth

    A high level of confidence in South Africa’s ability to manufacturer quality tyres has resulted in a R553 million capital investment in local production by the local tyre manufacturers over the past year. This key indicator is driving Nobuzwe… more...
    Editor 725
  • Hyundai Motor breaks ground for one of two new factories in China
    Apr 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Hyundai Motor breaks ground for one of two new…

    Hyundai Motor's 4th plant in China will start production in 2016 with capacity of 200 000 units Changzhou plant planned to raise its capacity to 300 000 units by 2018 Hyundai Motor Company has broken ground last Friday, 3 April, for a new, fourth… more...
    Editor 674
  • SKF Product Information - VW Passat
    Apr 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Product Information - VW Passat

    For the VW Passat launched on our roads since end of 2014, SKF is offering a consistent range for this application! This outstanding SKF aftermarket offer includes a total of 16 kits with more to come in the coming weeks. Production Information… more...
    Editor 692
  • Ian Nicholls as President and Managing Director of GM's South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and Israel operations, effective 01 June 2015.
    Apr 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    South African appointed as President and Managing…

    Port Elizabeth - Yesterday General Motors announced the appointment of Ian Nicholls as President and Managing Director of GM's South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and Israel operations, effective 01 June 2015. This move is part of the company's… more...
    Editor 659
  • GMSA Mario A Spangenberg
    Apr 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    GM Africa and Middle East Operations to Drive…

    DUBAI - Combining its Africa and Middle East Operations into one business unit better positions General Motors (GM) to maximize the opportunities in the region, GM Executive Vice President and President, GM International (GMI), Stefan Jacoby said… more...
    Editor 698
  • Mercedes-Benz is again proud to be a Global Sponsor of the Masters Tournament
    Apr 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz is again proud to be a Global…

    From 9 to 12 April, the world of golf will turn its attention to Augusta, Georgia, where the world's best players will contest the first major of the year in a bid to win the legendary Green Jacket. Mercedes-Benz is again proud to be a Global… more...
    Editor 680
  • The New Car Seat Law coming into effect – prepare your pocket!
    Apr 07, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    The New Car Seat Law coming into effect – prepare…

    This month saw a shift in legislation that means that no child under the age of three be allowed to ride in a vehicle without an appropriate car seat and seat belt. This includes public transport such as minibus taxis and buses. The move has been… more...
    Editor 712
  • The Zero Dual Sport, Street Fighter S and SR models
    Apr 07, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    ZERO ELECTRIC MOTOR CYCLES THE ANSWER TO SOUTH…

    CAYENNE WORLD WILL NOW MAKE IT ALL HAPPEN AND SAVE YOU MONEY ON COMMUTING Zero fuel costs, zero maintenance, zero parts, zero servicing, zero problems and huge savings all for only R1 950 per month For just over 2 years now, Craig Langton co-owner… more...
    Editor 819
  • 18th International Automotives, Spare parts,Accessories & Transportation Trade Exhibition
    Apr 07, 2015 Events

    18th International Automotives, Spare…

    AUTOEXPO AFRICA 2015 - TANZANIA 27 - 29 August, 2015 Mlimani Conference Centre, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania The Gateway To The 380 Million Consumer Market Of The East African Region The18th AUTOEXPO 2015- International Trade Expo on Automotives, Spare… more...
    Editor 743
  • AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET INDUSTRY AND TUNING TRADE FAIR BANGKOK: 9 - 11 December // Impact Challenger Exhibition Centre, Bangkok
    Apr 07, 2015 Events

    What do Maguire's, 3M and Panasonic all have in…

    They are all active in SE Asia’s rapidly growing aftermarket. Join them and other huge global brands at Thailand International Motor Expo and its new specialist B2B co-located event, AAITF Bangkok, to connect your brand with hard to reach importers,… more...
    Editor 705
  • Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Apr 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Abandoned cars create headache for workshop…

    Cars left abandoned at repair workshops are an inconvenience workshop owners face around the country. Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), says annually some workshops have over 25 vehicles left abandoned at… more...
    Editor 782
  • Locally built Isuzu KB posted sales of 1 672 units in March, Isuzu's best monthly sales performance since March 2013
    Apr 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    GMSA increases market share in March on back of…

    March total industry sales came in at 55 449 vehicles, an increase of 3113 vehicles compared to February. This growth was driven mainly by strong sales in light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles. General Motors South Africa (GMSA) sold a total… more...
    Editor 736
  • R1.5m NWU SOLAR CHALLENGE CAR ON DISPLAY AT RAND SHOW 2015
    Apr 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    R1.5m NWU SOLAR CHALLENGE CAR ON DISPLAY AT RAND…

    If you're into engineering innovation and cutting-edge green tech, the Rand Show's Science & Technology Hall with its SA Solar Challenge exhibit is not to be missed. The SA Solar Challenge puts engineering to the test, tasking the country's young… more...
    Editor 733
  • Goodyear Road Safety Advice: Upcoming Easter Holidays
    Apr 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear Road Safety Advice: Upcoming Easter…

    No fooling around. It is all about the "CORRECT PRESSURE". The pressure of "road safety" and the "rand" is usually factored in when planning a holiday trip. Goodyear advises that focusing on the "correct pressure" - tyre pressure - could spare the… more...
    Editor 693
  • More to bushes than meets the eye
    Apr 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    More to bushes than meets the eye

    Suspension bushings play a pivotal role on 4x4s acting as a buffer between moving parts and preventing abrasion or shock from being transferred and damaging key components. In the world of serious off road enthusiasts every inch of an advantage is… more...
    Editor 735
  • HILUX PROPELS TOYOTA TO TOP SPOT
    Apr 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    HILUX PROPELS TOYOTA TO TOP SPOT

    Toyota leads vehicle sales in March Hilux is SA's best-seller Market segment March 2014 March 2015 % change Passenger vehicles 36,644 35,548 -3% Light commercial vehicles 15,933 16,808 5.5% Medium commercial vehicles 1,015 1,104 8.8% Heavy… more...
    Editor 698
  • EMPOWERED: Deidre Elphick-Moore (left) with GMSA employees, Nova Mopp, Malaine Hop Hing (Manager, Employee Benefits and Services) and Luaneta Logie (Human Resources Manager).
    Apr 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Work Life Balance Lunch encourage living a…

    PORT ELIZABETH - Female employees of General Motors South Africa (GMSA) recently learnt valuable skills on how to balance their work and home life. The women learnt these skills during a Work Life Balance Luncheon with Deidre Elphick-Moore from the… more...
    Editor 727
  • The Non-Payment Culture
    Apr 02, 2015 On the Cees

    The Non-Payment Culture

    Twenty years of Democracy. Also, 20 years of a flourishing non-payment culture by a part of the electorate which apparently feels deeply entitled to receive but not obliged to pay. Where is this leading? Municipalities get their income from… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 696
  • SAFETY TIPS FOR EASTER
    Apr 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    SAFETY TIPS FOR EASTER

    HI Folks... And so starts another long weekend which we sincerely hope will have fewer fatalities than on previous occasions. We share with you some helpful tips that we have circulated previously and trust you to share this with as many drivers as… more...
    Editor 725
  • Ranger Powers Ford To All-Time Sales Records
    Apr 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ranger Powers Ford To All-Time Sales Records

    Third consecutive monthly sales record for Ford at 6 889 vehicles, 21.8% up on March 2014 All-time record sales for Ford through the dealer channel Best-ever Ranger sales at 3 107, fifth month over 3 000 vehicles Continued strong demand for Ford… more...
    Editor 695
  • Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - March 2015
    Apr 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report -…

    “The domestic new car market continues to be under-pressure with a decline of 3.0% year on year whilst used car sales continue to show good growth. In line with our predictions, the export passenger vehicle market continues to show strong growth… more...
    Editor 751
  • NAAMSA COMMENT ON THE MARCH, 2015 SOUTH AFRICAN NEW VEHICLE SALES STATISTICS
    Apr 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    NAAMSA COMMENT ON THE MARCH, 2015 SOUTH AFRICAN…

    In amplification of the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of March, 2015 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association commented that domestic new vehicle sales, in line with… more...
    Editor 733
  • BBC Worldwide statement on Top Gear Live remaining dates
    Apr 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    BBC Worldwide statement on Top Gear Live…

    “So as not to disappoint the thousands of people around the world who have already purchased tickets, BBC Worldwide has agreed with our joint venture partner Brand Events that the remainder of the tour can continue. These events will not however… more...
    Editor 687
  • Deciding on a holiday travel destination
    Apr 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Deciding on a holiday travel destination

    The forthcoming Easter holidays are the perfect time to whisk the family away on that road trip to the coast or capitalise on the bank holiday weekend to travel with friends. Would-be travellers have many options, both locally and outside South… more...
    Editor 717
  • Seven Road Safety Tips for the Long Weekend
    Apr 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Seven Road Safety Tips for the Long Weekend

    South Africa's Easter long weekend notorious for high road death toll Keep your long weekend stress-free with easy tips to follow and routes to avoid The best pointers for loading up, dealing with distractions, and more PRETORIA, South Africa, March… more...
    Editor 695
  • Keep your car safe this Easter
    Apr 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Keep your car safe this Easter

    Ensure you and your car are ready for the Easter holidays The Easter holiday period is upon us again and, as usual, thousands of families will be making their way to holiday destinations around the country. The Easter weekend this year is from… more...
    Editor 698
  • Volkswagen Financial Services South Africa records a successful first year
    Mar 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen Financial Services South Africa…

    More than 35,000 new and used vehicles financed during the first year New innovative finance products planned for introduction, soon Johannesburg, South Africa, 31 March 2015. Volkswagen Financial Services South Africa (PTY) Limited, a joint venture… more...
    Editor 801
  • TecDoc / E-cataloguing Improvements
    Mar 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    TecDoc / E-cataloguing Improvements

    SKF goal is to provide superior data information to distributors and mechanics in TecDoc and E-Catalogues. Therefore, since Q1 15, to enhance the searchability of SKF products, SKF has added the OE numbers of all main components! For instance, when… more...
    Editor 819
  • Enjoy your Holidays!
    Mar 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Enjoy your Holidays!

    Willis and Textar wishes all it’s readers and customers a safe holiday period. Keep your family safe on theroad, enjoy the break and always have your Willis Holiday Safety checklist on hand. Click here for more more...
    Editor 882
  • Win with Gabriel
    Mar 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Win a car or a bike with Gabriel

    Gabriel’s 100 year old pedigree has stood the test oftime, and is South Africa’s leading shock absorber. Gabriel is locally designed, developed and produced for the South African roads and conditions. Click here more...
    Editor 908
  • Berto left and Byron right
    Mar 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    CAYENNE WORLD CREATES A UNIQUE SPECIALIST TEAM…

    In order to insure the best service is available for Aprilia and Moto Guzzi Cayenne World have structured a carefully selected and unique team to run their customer sales and service. “It is important for our customers to note that the Aprilia and… more...
    Editor 798
  • SA Modernity Groundswell
    Mar 31, 2015 On the Cees

    SA Modernity Groundswell

    by Cees Bruggemans and Prof Willie Esterhuyse For many South Africans the social and economic structures from the past are unacceptable and need to be changed. It is the “how” that inflames passions, missionary zeal in some, deep anxiety in others.… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 691
  • Left to right:  Lee-Ann Summers - Wardrobe Designer; Selvin Govender - Marketing Director Mercedes-Benz; Eli Mnguni - Events Specialist Mercedes-Benz; Aidan Whytock - Film Director; Colin Pegon - Assistant Director
    Mar 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    SOUTH AFRICAN FILM MAKER WALKS AWAY WITH THE…

    The second annual Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival held at the stylish 15 on Orange Hotel in Cape Town, culminated in a "Oscar style" awards evening. South African filmmaker, Aidan Whytock, proudly accepted the… more...
    Editor 724
  • Continental-backed athletes win Vodacom Algoa FM Corporate Triathlon Challenge
    Mar 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Continental-backed athletes win Vodacom Algoa FM…

    Clean sweep of podium results for Continental team, with Clinton Gravett winning the men's race Continental team's Liza Kingston, wins the women's race 58 Continental employees competed in 20 teams in the team event - 2nd highest corporate entry… more...
    Editor 713
  • Innovative real-time driving advice allows professional drivers to anticipate the road ahead
    Mar 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Innovative real-time driving advice allows…

    WEBFLEET’s OptiDrive 360 introduces a complete approach to learning, coaching, evaluating and comparing driver behavior Amsterdam, 30 March, 2015 – TomTom Telematics has launched its next generation WEBFLEET OptiDrive offering which incorporates… more...
    Editor 684
  • 1.	LIQUI MOLY CEO Ernst Prost being interviewed. In Johannesburg he reported on the social commitment of his company and on his newly established private foundation in South Africa.
    Mar 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    OIL AND PORRIDGE

    LIQUI MOLY expands its social commitment to Africa Johannesburg (South Africa), March 2015 – lubricant manufacturer LIQUI MOLY will take on social responsibility on the African continent, too, beginning with South Africa. This was announced by CEO… more...
    Editor 672
  • Best-selling author and strategist Professor A.J ‘Lonnie’ Strickland
    Mar 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Leading international business professor to talk…

    Best-selling author and strategist Professor A.J ‘Lonnie’ Strickland will deliver an insightful seminar on strategy at the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) on Tuesday, 12 May from 8h30 to 17h00. Entitled ‘The last 40 years of… more...
    Editor 696
  • Tyre tips to keep motorists safe this Easter
    Mar 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Tyre tips to keep motorists safe this Easter

    As we celebrate the Easter holiday this April, it’s important to keep safety as a top priority while on the roads. While the country is continuously working to provide the best transport infrastructure, what remains a challenge is the high number of… more...
    Editor 967
  • Safe family holiday travels
    Mar 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Safe family holiday travels

    Keeping a focus on both safety and sanity on your family road trips To ensure that South Africans make the most of their journey from start to finish, the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) compiled a list of tips that will not only ensure… more...
    Editor 637
  • Messe Frankfurt and ZEIT publishing subsidiary Convent to hold ‘ZEIT Conference on Logistics & Mobility’ in Frankfurt am Main on 24 November 2015
    Mar 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Messe Frankfurt and ZEIT publishing subsidiary…

    Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH and Convent Kongresse GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the ZEIT Publishing Group, have formed a strategic partnership to develop the subjects of logistics and mobility at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre in the… more...
    Editor 692
  • SA Macro, Micro, Global
    Mar 31, 2015 On the Cees

    SA Macro, Micro, Global

    What could possibly save our bacon in 2015-2017? It isn't Macro even if we wanted to. It could be Micro if we wanted to, but apparently we don't. It won't be Global, unless it is. It has slowly sunk in among most of us, though not all, that our… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 540
  • KIA Sorento red dot Honourable Mention
    Mar 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Double win for KIA in the 2015 Red Dot design…

    Kia Soul EV and all-new flagship Kia Sorento honored 13 'Red Dots' for Kia since 2009 Prestigious design competition celebrates its 60th anniversary this year (SEOUL) March 30, 2015 - The KIA Motors design team has swept the board yet again in the… more...
    Editor 655
  • ROUNDABOUTS SAFER FOR OLDER DRIVERS
    Mar 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    ROUNDABOUTS SAFER FOR OLDER DRIVERS

    Hi Folks … One of our more controversial newsletters focussed on circles and mini circles which then inevitably drifted (no pun intended) toward discussions on roundabouts. The benefits of these inevitably also gravitated toward best practice… more...
    Editor 1017
  • Signing the extension of the VWSA-DAAD International Chair in Automotive Engineering are from left to right: Professor Udo Bekker (Head of the Chair), Thomas Schaefer (VWSA Managing Director) and Professor Derrick Swartz (NMMU Vice Chancellor).
    Mar 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    VWSA-DAAD International Chair in Automotive…

    The VWSA-DAAD International Chair in Automotive Engineering at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University will continue enhancing automotive engineering following the extension of the joint agreement for a further two years. Established in 2007… more...
    Editor 774
  •  Jaguar Land Rover is appointing Nick Rogers as its new Engineering Director. In this board-level role, Nick will be responsible for Jaguar Land Rover’s global engineering operations and will report directly to Chief Executive Dr Ralf Speth. Photographer: JAGUAR LAND ROVER
    Mar 27, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    JAGUAR LAND ROVER APPOINTS NEW ENGINEERING…

    Jaguar Land Rover is appointing Nick Rogers as its new Engineering Director. In this board-level role, Nick will be responsible for Jaguar Land Rover’s global engineering operations and will report directly to Chief Executive Dr Ralf Speth.… more...
    Editor 748
  • AIDC EC MD Lance Schultz congratulates Nelson Hlahlatyi and Joe Louw of SJM Flex on being named Kaizen Champions at a Manufacturing  Seminar and Awards Function.
    Mar 27, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    SJM FLEX IS KAIZEN CHAMPION

    SJM Flex was named Kaizen Champion at The Manufacturing Seminar and Awards function hosted by the Automotive Industry Development Centre Eastern Cape at The Radisson Hotel yesterday. In the presence of Eastern Cape manufacturers, largely… more...
    Editor 687
  • Fit identical tyres for best road holding
    Mar 27, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Fit identical tyres for best road holding

    Bridgestone has advised motorists to ensure all four tyres on their vehicles are of an identical make and tread pattern to ensure best road holding. The tyre company was commenting in the wake of its recent Tyre Check survey which found that… more...
    Editor 683
  • KIA Soul EV wins AJAC Green Car of the Year Award
    Mar 27, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    KIA Soul EV wins AJAC Green Car of the Year Award

    The KIA Soul EV was presented with the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) Green Car of the Year Award on Wednesday during the opening ceremonies of press day at the Vancouver International Auto Show. The Soul EV finished ahead of… more...
    Editor 660
  • Nissan’s Managing Director Mike Whitfield and Gauteng Department of Economic Development seen here with Gauteng Premier , Mr David Makhuraat the ground-breaking ceremony site designated for AIDC's 2nd Automotive Incubation Centre.
    Mar 27, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    NISSAN AND AIDC LAUNCH INCUBATION CENTRE TO…

    Public private partnership (PPP) to grow and develop local component supply chain Initiative underscores Nissan commitment to more than double localised content New facility part of Nissan’s Investment Support Programme, aiming to create 4,000 new… more...
    Editor 752
  • Geopoliticals 2015 Hotting Up
    Mar 27, 2015 On the Cees

    Geopoliticals 2015 Hotting Up

    We are barely at the end of the 1Q2015 and the geopoliticals are in hot flux, opening up all kinds of open-ended scenarios with a global reach. Pre-1914 it isn't (yet) but the jitters are growing daily. How far will this go? What's in it for us, for… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 701
  • SA jobs trends worrisome
    Mar 27, 2015 On the Cees

    SA jobs trends worrisome

    The Quarterly Employment survey by Stats SA among major formal businesses and organisations showed a welcome uptick of 42 000 jobs in 4Q2014 to near 9 million. But it was the year-on-year story that was far more worrisome, as it took out… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 574
  • Bridgestone offers TPMS tips
    Mar 27, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Bridgestone offers TPMS tips

    Vehicles equipped with run-flat tyres should always be fitted with a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). This is the word from Bridgestone, which has recently launched its DriveGuard run-flat tyre suitable for fitment to vehicles which were not… more...
    Editor 643
  • KTM RECALLS LC4 MODELS TO AUTHORIZED DEALERS
    Mar 27, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    KTM RECALLS LC4 MODELS TO AUTHORIZED DEALERS

    KTM recalls the LC4 models 690 ENDURO R and 690 SMC R of model year 2015 in order to have the rear brake line reviewed as well as 690 SMC R models of model year 2014/2015 to have the spacers checked at authorized KTM Dealers. During routine testing… more...
    Editor 658
  • KTM South Africa successfully introduces Super Junior National Challenge.
    Mar 27, 2015 Events

    KTM South Africa successfully introduces Super…

    This past weekend saw round one of the National Superbike Championship get underway in the mining town of Welkom and more specifically at Phakisa Freeway. Forming part of the days festivities was the first round of the newly established budget… more...
    Editor 814
  • METAIR POSTS EXCELLENT YEAR END RESULTS IN A CHALLENGING OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
    Mar 27, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    METAIR POSTS EXCELLENT YEAR END RESULTS IN A…

    Integration of Mutlu Akü supports Metair redesign and improved business balance Revenue up 39% to R7.3 billion (2013: R5.2 billion) Operating profit up 86% to R829 million (2013: R446 million) HEPS up 38% to 303 cents per share (2013: 219 cents per… more...
    Editor 677
  • WESBANK FORECASTS VEHICLE SALES WILL REMAIN FLAT in 2015
    Mar 27, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    WESBANK FORECASTS VEHICLE SALES WILL REMAIN FLAT…

    South Africa’s new vehicle sales are anticipated to hit a ceiling, with year-on-year growth of only 0.87% expected in 2015. WesBank shared its forecast for the performance of the motor industry in 2015, at the recent SAGMJ WesBank Car Of The Year… more...
    Editor 640
  • Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Mar 26, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel-efficiency – myth or fact?

    When buying a car one of the prominent parts of the sales pitch is fuel efficiency. Then there are the tips thrown about on how to be more fuel efficient when driving. Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), says… more...
    Editor 680
  • Choi Johng-sik
    Mar 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    SsangYong Motor Appoints Vice-President Choi as…

    Appointed as New CEO of SsangYong Motor by resolution of Shareholders' Meeting and Board of Directors Qualified leader to realize growth and vision of company having 40 years' global experience New CEO will make utmost efforts to make sure company… more...
    Editor 711
  • MV AGUSTA LAUNCHES ITS F4 RC AMG MODEL
    Mar 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    MV AGUSTA LAUNCHES ITS F4 RC AMG MODEL

    CAYENNE WORLD TO RECEIVE A LIMITED STOCKS “We were expecting an AMG model to come, but this is a lot sooner than we imagined,” said Craig Langton Sales Director MV Agusta SA and co-owner of the Cayenne Group. “One can only imagine what they have… more...
    Editor 976
  • SKF Product Information - Hyundai iX35
    Mar 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Product Information - Hyundai iX35

    This Product Information highlights the latest SKF offer for the Hyundai ix35. See the full Production Information Sheet more...
    Editor 724
  • INDUTEC provides a great platform for networking
    Mar 24, 2015 Events

    Auto Component Sector Endorses INDUTEC

    Two high-profile motor industry associations are the latest organisations to endorse the SA Industry and Technology Fair (INDUTEC). Members of the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) are major contributors… more...
    Editor 860
  • Waves of 2015 Tantrums
    Mar 24, 2015 On the Cees

    Waves of 2015 Tantrums

    We have had our fair share of market tantrums by now, originating in the US financial system, and focused on the anticipation of the Fed normalisation strategy following years of highly unconventional, indeed extreme monetary policy positioning.… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 795
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre to Sponsor Broadcast of 2015 Formula 1T Season
    Mar 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre to Sponsor Broadcast of 2015…

    South African Formula OneT (F1T) fans once again have Tiger Wheel & Tyre to thank for sponsoring the broadcast of their favourite motor racing sport on DSTV's SuperSport channels. The company announced that it would sponsor the broadcast of the 2015… more...
    Editor 643
  • PIRELLI DOMINATES THE GENEVA MOTORSHOW
    Mar 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    PIRELLI DOMINATES THE GENEVA MOTORSHOW

    MORE THAN 64% OF THE PRESTIGE CARS AT THE SHOW USE PIRELLI TYRES PIRELLI ALSO LEADS THE PREMIUM SECTOR Milan, March 7, 2014 - The Geneva Motor Show has underlined its status as an essential showcase for automotive manufacturers, which have once… more...
    Editor 640
  • Communication from the AIDC CEO, Mr Barlow Manilal
    Mar 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Communication from the AIDC CEO, Mr Barlow Manilal

    BARLOW MANILAL: END OF MY JOURNEY AS CEO OF THE AIDC Dear Valued Stakeholder It is with trepidation and mixed emotions that I address this communiqué to all my valued and strategic partners/stakeholders as I end my incredibly rewarding journey with… more...
    Editor 685
  • Ford Gives Learners Insight Into Career Opportunities In Automotive Industry
    Mar 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Gives Learners Insight Into Career…

    120 learners exposed to career opportunities at Ford's Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria and Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth Interactive Careers Day highlights wide range of careers within global Ford network, and associated fields of… more...
    Editor 666
  • Hibernating SA investment
    Mar 24, 2015 On the Cees

    Hibernating SA investment

    Total fixed investment in plant, machinery, equipment & structures, going by the SARB quarterly bulletin released last week, has been stuck at R620bn (2010 prices) for the past two years, with little inkling as yet this will improve quickly. Mining… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 625
  • Rewards Add Up for Motorists Who Shop at Tiger Wheel & Tyre
    Mar 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Rewards Add Up for Motorists Who Shop at Tiger…

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre is reminding all motorists who are members of Standard Bank UCount Rewards programme, that they can collect and redeem their rewards points at Tiger Wheel & Tyre. "We are a proud Participating Rewards Retailer on Standard Bank's… more...
    Editor 661
  • BIMOTA TEAM FOR THE 2105 ISLE OF MAN
    Mar 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    BIMOTA TEAM FOR THE 2105 ISLE OF MAN

    Italy’s favourite boutique brand will be back at the Isle of Man TT races this year, with a two rider team that includes American Brandon Cretu. Cretu and his teammate Ben Wylie will campaign for Bimota at the big four road races (North West 200,… more...
    Editor 725
  • Sharing the Spoils
    Mar 24, 2015 On the Cees

    Sharing the Spoils

    We inherited an awful inequality in terms of income & wealth from the past. More important, what are we in SA doing about it, for better or worse, besides smearing excrement all over Cecil John Rhodes? We were long known as the country with the… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 599
  • UNPACKING THE MINISTERS COLLISION
    Mar 23, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    UNPACKING THE MINISTERS COLLISION

    Hi Folks… Without a doubt there was strong reaction to the crash in which Minister Chabane was tragically killed. The reaction and much of the subsequent comment related to how the driver of the truck was responsible – not only for performing an… more...
    Eugene Herbert 637
  • The Cost of Not Maintaining Your Tyres
    Mar 23, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    The Cost of Not Maintaining Your Tyres

    Maintaining your tyres is probably not at the top of your to-do list, nor even a line item on your budget, but as Tiger Wheel & Tyre cautions you really can't afford not to maintain your tyres. "If ever there was a reason to make the time and find… more...
    Editor 598
  • Ford Marks Production Milestone As 5-Millionth EcoBoost-Equipped Vehicle Rolls Off Assembly Line
    Mar 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Marks Production Milestone As 5-Millionth…

    Ford Focus 1.0-liter becomes 5-millionth EcoBoost®-equipped vehicle manufactured Ford now producing more than 200,000 EcoBoost engines per month worldwide Ford Fusion, Escape and F-150 are the best-selling turbocharged midsize car, utility and truck… more...
    Editor 672
  • Novel engine covering made from flexible PU integral foam with the one-shot process
    Mar 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    BASF flexible novel engine covering Elastofoam

    BASF has now developed a flexible polyurethane integral foam that can be used to produce lightweight engine coverings with the one-shot process, i.e. with one material in one process step. The so-called soft cover, made from Elastofoam® I 4603, is… more...
    Editor 669
  • Grasping a ‘breaking point’ – key to business growth
    Mar 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Grasping a ‘breaking point’ – key to business…

    In the business world, opportunities for growth often occur unexpectedly and at short notice. For businesses of all sizes, these opportunities can often be ‘breaking points’ - times when positive responses lead to prosperity, or adversely, a lack of… more...
    Editor 689
  • G.U.D. Holdings launch servo press technology
    Mar 19, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    G.U.D. Holdings launch servo press technology

    On 10 March 2015 G.U.D. Holdings launched their state of the art 630t Schuler Servo Press to the automotive industry. The launch took place at their new site in Port Elizabeth which houses the Servo Press and is the base of operations for the Servo… more...
    Editor 775
  • Macan S Diesel Awarded 2015 WesBank / SAGMJ Car Of The Year Title
    Mar 19, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Macan S Diesel Awarded 2015 WesBank / SAGMJ Car…

    Gallagher Estate, Johannesburg: Celebrating motoring excellence with a hat trick win, Porsche scooped the title of the 2015 WesBank / SAGMJ Car Of The Year when its Macan S Diesel was announced the winner at a gala dinner hosted by WesBank, the… more...
    Editor 693
  • Natalie Chapman reaches halfway mark of #90Days2015
    Mar 19, 2015 Events

    Natalie Chapman reaches halfway mark of…

    South African singer/songwriter and LeadSA Hero, Natalie Chapman, has hit the halfway mark of her epic #90Days2015 journey in her attempt to perform 180 shows in 90 consecutive days in 90 different towns #90Days2015: Reaching thousands of South… more...
    Editor 913
  • KIA Fast Fest returns to Tarlton International Raceway
    Mar 19, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    KIA Fast Fest returns to Tarlton International…

    A day to celebrate all things motoring, powered by the turbocharged KIA Cerato Koup (JOHANNESBURG) March 18, 2015 - The KIA Fast Fest will return to Tarlton International Raceway on Sunday, 22 March 2015, for a second time, presented in association… more...
    Editor 713
  • Mercedes-Benz's
    Mar 19, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz's "Intelligent Drive" philosophy

    Intelligence = efficiency Stuttgart/San Francisco. At Mercedes-Benz "Intelligent Drive" stands for the networking of systems, sensors and algorithms for enhanced comfort and safety. The drive system also benefits from the increasing level of… more...
    Editor 642
  • New MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres now available for the new Audi R8
    Mar 19, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    New MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres now…

    Michelin has developed a special version of its Pilot Sport Cup 2 ultra-high performance tyre for the new Audi R8. This tyre will be an optional fitment that can be specified by customers and it can be identified by the RO1 marking on its sidewall.… more...
    Editor 712
  • Shock Fuel Price Hike In Store  - AA
    Mar 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Shock Fuel Price Hike In Store - AA

    Fuel prices may jump by as much as two Rand a litre at the beginning of April. This is the Automobile Association's warning after the Central Energy Fund's preliminary mid-month data showed that South African motorists are set to be battered by high… more...
    Editor 632
  • State of the SA Economy 4Q14
    Mar 18, 2015 On the Cees

    State of the SA Economy 4Q14

    We already knew annualised GDP growth doubled to 4.1% in 4Q14 from 2% in the previous quarter, but we didn't as yet know its full composition (though we could guess). In the end I didn't guess hard enough. Fully 3.9% of the 4.1% growth gain was… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 778
  • Connected to the future: new Automechanika advertising campaign
    Mar 18, 2015 Events

    Connected to the future: new Automechanika…

    With 14 events worldwide Automechanika is the world’s leading B2B trade-fair brand Connected cars are a major challenge for the automobile sector. Automechanika – the world’s leading international trade fair brand for the automotive service industry… more...
    Editor 1114
  • QUARTERLY REVIEW OF BUSINESS CONDITIONS: MOTOR VEHICLE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY / AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR: 4TH QUARTER 2014
    Mar 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    QUARTERLY REVIEW OF BUSINESS CONDITIONS: MOTOR…

    Key features: Fourth Quarter 2014 Aggregate Industry employment levels increased by 1 478 jobs to reach 30 466 positions at end December, 2014. Based on data collated at the beginning of the calendar year, 2015 Industry capital expenditure projected… more...
    Editor 738
  • The Rand: Sink or Swim
    Mar 18, 2015 On the Cees

    The Rand: Sink or Swim

    A momentous question: will the Rand shortly sink or swim? The question comes in two parts: Firstly, will the Rand sink against the Euro as markets start to believe that ECB President Draghi will succeed in inducing growth? An interesting question.… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 588
  • Melicia Labuschagne director of Liqui Moly SA with Ernst Prost head of Liqui Moly’s worldwide operation at a launch in South Africa on his first visit to the country
    Mar 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    LIQUI MOLY’S MELICIA LABUSCHAGNE IS APPOINTED…

    It was announced this week by Liqui Moly’s Ernst Prost owner partner of Liqui Moly Worldwide after his first visit to South Africa last week that Melicia Labuschagne the current GM for the brand in South Africa would be promoted to Director of the… more...
    Editor 596

 

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