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  • May 05, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Global Road Safety Week

    As we celebrate the 3rd UN Global Road Safety Week from 4-10 May 2015, it’s a good reminder to keep safety as a top priority while on the roads. This year, the UN Global Road Safety Week under the theme ‘Children and road safety’, will draw… more...
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  •  GABRIEL TO ANNOUNCE WINNERS AT AUTOMECHANIKA
    May 04, 2015 Events

    GABRIEL TO ANNOUNCE WINNERS AT AUTOMECHANIKA

    Gabriel will be announcing the winners of the first Toyota Etios Cross motor vehicle and five Moto Mia Enzo 150cc motor bikes at Automechanika on Saturday 9th May at 11h00 at the Torre Automotive stand (Stand 6D010 Hall 6). The Gabriel Go… more...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • May 01, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Automechanika Johannesburg 2015: successful start…

    Johannesburg, 6 May 2015 – MAHLE Aftermarket, the MAHLE business unit specialising in spare parts and service, has recorded positive results for the first business year of its new sales branch in South Africa. Since the opening of the location in… more...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • The most comprehensive auto industry conference line-up
    Apr 30, 2015 Events

    The most comprehensive auto industry conference…

    Automechanika Johannesburg’s extensive fringe programme continues to grow with fifteen conferences dedicated to covering the entire value chain of the automotive industry and aftermarket. Business leaders, prominent economists and scenario planners… more...
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  • 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...
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  • Register for the show's informative fringe programme!
    Apr 29, 2015 Events

    Register for the show's informative fringe…

    Automechanika Johannesburg’s extensive fringe programme continues to grow with fifteen conferences dedicated to covering the entire value chain of the automotive industry and aftermarket. Business leaders, prominent economists and scenario planners… more...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Apr 29, 2015 Events

    Glasurit Van Launch at Automechanika

    Glasurit, BASF Coatings Services', premium paint brand, will be showcased in a unique way at this year's Automechanika Johannesburg Trade Fair being held at the Johannesburg Expo centre from 6-9 May. Glasurit is using the platform of the expo to… more...
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  • B-connected Man_Picto
    Apr 29, 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 exclusive shock supplier to Bridgestone's 240 Supa Quick stores… more...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 7 Days To Go
    Apr 28, 2015 Events

    7 Days To Go

    Visit Automechanika Johannesburg 2015 where you can expect a showcase of cutting edge solutions, world-class technologies and the latest products from the automotive industry's leading brands. Featuring 600 exhibitors from 21 countries with 15… more...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • TENNECO TECHNICAL TRAINING SEMINAR AT AUTOMECHANIKA
    Apr 28, 2015 Events

    TENNECO TECHNICAL TRAINING SEMINAR AT…

    We will be present at Automechanika Johannesburg 6 to 9 May . Please come and visit our stand #6B010 in hall 6 and be the first to take advantage of our new 2015 / 2016 product catalogue launch and the brand new catalogue App, as well as learn more… more...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • You are invited to the motor industry’s trade show: Automechanika Johannesburg!
    Apr 23, 2015 Events

    You are invited to the motor industry’s trade…

    Join 600 exhibitors from 21 countries in the industry’s biggest showcase of new technology - along with 15 conferences and a fuel retailers and forecourt show!If you’re in the business of Accessories and Tuning, Parts and Components, Garage… more...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • AUTOMOTIVE INNOVATIONS ASIA CONFERENCE
    Apr 23, 2015 Events

    AUTOMOTIVE INNOVATIONS ASIA CONFERENCE

    27-28 MAY 2015 - BANGKOK, THAILAND-LIMITED SEATS LEFT Automotive Innovations Asia is a unique conference that features top-notch insights and ideas by manufacturers, researches, innovators and suppliers in providing coherent ideas. Do not skip this… more...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • World's Largest Range of LED Lights available at Automechanika Johannesburg 2015
    Apr 22, 2015 Events

    World's Largest Range of LED Lights available at…

    Torre Automotive - a subsidiary of the JSE-listed Torre Industries - is gearing up for a big presence at the upcoming fourth biennial Automechanika trade fair for the automotive aftermarket at Expo Centre, Johannesburg. The show takes place from May… more...
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  • 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...
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  • ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEMS PROTECTION, MONITORING & CONTROL.
    Apr 22, 2015 Events

    ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEMS PROTECTION, MONITORING &…

    “Accredited: by the Association for Electrical Power Systems of SA (ECSA) with 3 CPD Points Johannesburg Dates: 28th – 30thApril, 2015 @ Hackle Brooke Conference Centre. Johannesburg Brochure Cape Town Dates: 20th – 22ndMay, 2015 @Protea Hotel Sea… more...
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  • 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 141
  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 173
  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 134
  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 137
  • 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...
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  • Brazilian Industry brings Auto Parts to Automechanika Johannesburg 2015
    Apr 20, 2015 Events

    Brazilian Industry brings Auto Parts to…

    Sao Paulo - Twenty one manufacturers will feature the best in auto parts from Brazil at Automechanika Johannesburg, held from May 6 to 9 in South Africa. The Brazilian Pavilion is coordinated by Brasil Auto Parts, in partnership with Apex-Brasil… more...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 179
  • 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 178
  • 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 178
  • 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 174
  • 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 215
  • 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...
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  • 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 198
  • 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 244
  • 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 226
  • 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 216
  • 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 244
  • 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 285
  • 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 344
  • 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...
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  • 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 216
  • 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 278
  • 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 173
  • 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...
    Eugene Herbert 260
  • 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 269
  • 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 268
  • 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 264
  • 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 262
  • 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 298
  • 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 260
  • Don't miss the biggest ports and harbour innovators of the year
    Apr 09, 2015 Events

    Don't miss the biggest ports and harbour…

    Even long voyages need destinations. Where better than the Africa Ports & Harbours show 2015 to sink your anchor? Ports and harbours are known to be environments that are slow and hard to change but Africa is staying afloat and making changes that… more...
    Editor 360
  • 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 410
  • GET IN GEAR FOR 10 DAYS OF MOTORING AND BIKING EXCITEMENT AT RAND SHOW 2015
    Apr 09, 2015 Events

    GET IN GEAR FOR 10 DAYS OF MOTORING AND BIKING…

    The Rand Show 2015 presents a festival of motoring that petrolheads won’t want to miss. From displays of rare 1950s classics, hot rods and street rods, to audio sound challenges, street racing, and the extreme motorcycle Enduro race, there’s enough… more...
    Editor 363
  • AIN'T SHE A BEAUTY?
    Apr 09, 2015 Events

    AIN'T SHE A BEAUTY?

    This 1957 Buick Roadmaster convertible is one of the jewels in the crown of the Buick Cadillac Oldsmobile Club of SA. Part of the multi-million-rand private collection of Kobus Mostert, she's one of only 28 registered survivors in the world. This… more...
    Editor 377
  • DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME
    Apr 09, 2015 Events

    DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME

    Multiple national champion, Brian Capper, shows off his skills to Rand Show visitors over the Easter weekend, in his action-packed Xtreme Riding Xhibitions show. Brian will again be riding up a 3.5-metre vertical wall, jumping across gaps, and doing… more...
    Editor 366
  • 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 338
  • 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 360
  • 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 342
  • 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 316
  • 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 362
  • 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 335
  • 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 245

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