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  • Warm Fuzzy Consumer Logic
    Aug 31, 2015 On the Cees

    Warm Fuzzy Consumer Logic

    Even as the economy struggles to get by, with agriculture & manufacturing (15% of GDP) in recession (reporting serial quarterly output declines) and electricity, mining & the trades (retail, wholesale, motor & tourism), together 25% of GDP, were… more
    Cees Bruggemans 23
  • Cold Industrial Logic
    Aug 31, 2015 On the Cees

    Cold Industrial Logic

    If you are a young economic society, having to live by your wits, you got to do with what you have. So if you haven't got anything but babies, meaning Mother Nature hasn’t been kind to you in the natural department (no rich agricultural or mining… more
    Cees Bruggemans 23
  • Ford Struandale Engine Plant Launches New Generation Duratorq TDCi Engine
    Aug 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Struandale Engine Plant Launches New…

    Upgraded 2.2 and 3.2 Duratorq TDCi engines offer improved fuel economy, lower emissions, reduced NVH Installed capacity increases from 75 000 to 110 000 on engine assembly Machining capacity expands from 208 000 to 265 000 components sets by 2016,… more
    Editor 21
  • Aircon Saves Fuel
    Aug 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Aircon Saves Fuel

    Hi Folks … Summer is clearly on the way, with temperatures already reaching the high 20’s. Inevitably the discussion will arise as to whether or not one should use an air conditioner. Who believes that it is counterproductive to switch the A/C on?… more
    Eugene Herbert 41
  • Calvyn Hamman (left) & Carin Mostert handing over the Avanza to Rina Malan from the Amadea Safe House
    Aug 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    New vehicle keeps charity mobile

    The Amadea Safe House is celebrating their new Toyota Avanza donated by Toyota South Africa Motors. The vehicle will be used to transport children staying at the safe house to school, doctor's appointments and the like. "We have needed an additional… more
    Editor 40
  • Jobs fund injects engineering skills into Eastern Cape
    Aug 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Jobs fund injects engineering skills into Eastern…

    The Automotive Industry Development Centre Eastern Cape (AIDC EC), in partnership with National Treasury's Job Fund is poised to inject fresh engineering skills into the Eastern Cape's strained manufacturing sector. The AIDC EC, has groomed 44… more
    Editor 45
  • Liqui Moly’s young motorcycle adventurer completes her 8 500 km journey
    Aug 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Liqui Moly’s young motorcycle adventurer…

    The 27 year old Vaune Phan from Singapore arrived at her final destination the famous Mount Everest base camp after months on the road. Her solo ride of 8 500 km from Singapore to the base camp for a female, was a tough one for any motorcyclist… more
    Editor 37
  • Mickey Thompson launches Metal Series wheels
    Aug 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Mickey Thompson launches Metal Series wheels

    The M/T Metal Series is a range of serious wheel for serious 4x4s Mickey Thompson has added a new model to their line-up but it isn’t black and round with a hole in the middle. Rather, it’s to do with the equally important item that fills the centre… more
    Editor 34
  • From left:  RAGE Director, Laura Clancy, Consol Marketing Director, Dale Carolin, and RAGE Administrator, Ingrid Falck.
    Aug 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Consol Raises Rands for Rhinos and Donates R30…

    Consol has donated R30 000 to RAGE - the Rhino Action Group Effort – a LeadSA initiative helping fight rhino poaching in South Africa. In 2014 alone, 1 215 Rhinos were lost to poaching; a scourge that if left unchecked will wipe out the rhino… more
    Editor 36
  • NAACAM Applauds Volkswagen's South African Investment
    Aug 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    NAACAM Applauds Volkswagen's South African…

    NAACAM applauds VWSA's far sighted commitment to further expanding its assembly activities in Southern Africa. Against the backdrop of global uncertainty and forex vulnerability VWSA's decision affirms the clear advantages of local manufacture,… more
    Editor 45
  • Fuel set to drop in September, AA
    Aug 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel set to drop in September, AA

    Association warns on weakening Rand and flattening oil prices "Petrol is set for a drop of between 71 and 77 cents a litre, diesel will be lower by 50 to 53 cents, and illuminating paraffin down by about 56 cents," the Association commented. "But… more
    Editor 42
  • Fuchs Announces Synthetic Ester/PAO Motor Oil for High-Performance Engines
    Aug 28, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Fuchs Announces Synthetic Ester/PAO Motor Oil for…

    Fuchs Lubricants has launched an Ester/PAO-based full-synthetic range of motor oils formulated to give maximum protection during periods of fast road or competition use. The Fuchs TITAN Race range is available in SAE 5W/30, 5W/40 10W/50 and 10W/60… more
    Editor 176
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa to invest in excess of R4.5 billion by 2017 for new products and infrastructure
    Aug 28, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen Group South Africa to invest in excess…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa announces plans to invest over R4.5 billion for new models to be produced at the Uitenhage factory by 2017. New model to be built on the MQB platform and will feature new technologies and driver assistance systems.… more
    Editor 164
  • Renault celebrates new Espace at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival of la Biennale di Venezia
    Aug 28, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Renault celebrates new Espace at the 72nd Venice…

    Renault is confirming its commitment to the cinema by partnering the Venice International Film Festival for the second consecutive year. One of the world’s most prestigious film festivals, the Venice Film Festival this year will be held from… more
    Editor 164
  • Tempest now rents Chery QQ3 from only R145 a day
    Aug 28, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Tempest now rents Chery QQ3 from only R145 a day

    Tempest Car Hire has bought an initial 200 Chery QQ3 hatchbacks to fulfil its core focus of continuing to provide very good value for money to its customers. These cars can be rented from as little as R145 per day, which made it the most affordable… more
    Editor 126
  • From left to right are - Tony Lloyd (Imizi), Ashwin Ramhith (Imizi) and Lance del Monte (The Home Market)
    Aug 28, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    GMSA Foundation wins prestigious Govan Mbeki Award

    Fairview Link named best Social Housing Project in South Africa PORT ELIZABETH - The Fairview Link housing project initiated by the General Motors South Africa (GMSA) Foundation recently scooped the coveted Govan Mbeki award when it was named best… more
    Editor 137
  • Rob Crouse appointed Director, Sales for Ford MEA
    Aug 28, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Rob Crouse appointed Director, Sales for Ford MEA

    Former General Manager Marketing and Sales at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA), Rob Crouse, to lead MEA sales division Crouse has more than two decades of sales experience with Ford Motor Company Crouse to help transform Ford's market… more
    Editor 181
  • LAND ROVER UNLOCKS FLEET OF 450 VEHICLES TO SUPPORT RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015
    Aug 28, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    LAND ROVER UNLOCKS FLEET OF 450 VEHICLES TO…

    Land Rover is Official Vehicle Partner of Rugby World Cup 2015 Support fleet will provide transport for match officials, event staff and VIPs Final vehicle handover celebrated with unique installation created using 450 Land Rover key fobs; one to… more
    Editor 167
  • Ground between Mill Stones
    Aug 28, 2015 On the Cees

    Ground between Mill Stones

    It feels like being ground between two mill stones. China slowing down and the US speeding up. But then these things can be overstated, and apparently are. We are jaundiced about China at the 7% growth level. Poo-poohing that number with great… more
    Cees Bruggemans 153
  • A Time of Revolution
    Aug 28, 2015 On the Cees

    A Time of Revolution

    South Africa has known many revolutions. There was the time, in the 1950s, when Young Turks like Nelson Mandela decided it was time for change. That the old generation had uselessly for four decades championed peaceful change and had got nowhere.… more
    Cees Bruggemans 133
  • From left: Rainer Gottschick; Chief Executive for Avis Budget Rent a Car Southern Africa, Santa Smith; General Manager Marketing Avis Budget Rent a Car South Africa , Mokgadi Mashapu ,Brand Manager  Avis Rent a Car, Nomawethu Toyo; Brand Manager : Avis Value Added Products , Mike Sema ; Events and Sponsorship Manager Avis Budget Rent a Car South Africa
    Aug 26, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Avis and Budget secure Sunday Times Top Brands…

    For the 12th consecutive year, Avis was once again awarded with the Business to Business award in the Car Hire Category at the 17th Sunday Times Top Brand Awards ceremony hosted on 25 August in Sandton. Rainer Gottschick, Chief Executive for Avis… more
    Editor 258
  • Shop Small and make a big impact on Small Business Friday
    Aug 26, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Shop Small and make a big impact on Small…

    South Africans across the country are encouraged to show their support for small businesses through the new Shop Small Business and Small Business Friday movement – an initiative by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) with Nedbank as the… more
    Editor 217
  • (From left) Brothers Dino and Dersan Pillay from Cordoba Motors receive the Five Star grading award from Vishal Premlall, MIWA Director.
    Aug 26, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    First MIWA Truck workshop to receive Five Star…

    As part of the Motor Industry Workshop Association’s (MIWA) grading process, Cordoba Motors in Phoenix Industrial, north coast KZN, was recently graded and achieved five stars. Cordoba Motors was started in 1986 by Denny Pillay, who was formerly… more
    Editor 217
  • SA economy suffers in 2Q15
    Aug 26, 2015 On the Cees

    SA economy suffers in 2Q15

    SA GDP contracted in 1Q14 but that was to be expected, with the massive hit to mining & manufacturing from strike action. Now however SA GDP has contracted again, in 2Q15, by -1.3% annualised in the absence of such debilitating strike action, even… more
    Cees Bruggemans 191
  • Winners of the 2015 Spirit of Africa Trophy finals announced
    Aug 26, 2015 Events

    Winners of the 2015 Spirit of Africa Trophy…

    Alwyn Jordaan and Melanie Barnard are the 2015 Spirit of Africa Trophy champions. The pair, who finished in the third position last year, successfully mastered five days of demanding 4x4 driving challenges at the Kwalata Game Reserve in Botswana.… more
    Editor 257
  • Bye China, Hello Fed, Perhaps
    Aug 26, 2015 On the Cees

    Bye China, Hello Fed, Perhaps

    It must have been the shortest End of Summer Sale in history. All was supposed to go, and went, in style, out of the window on Monday. Such panic, globally, one rarely sees, with equities, commodities & currencies being given away, and people… more
    Cees Bruggemans 220
  • Economic pressure drives need for online private automotive sales
    Aug 25, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Economic pressure drives need for online private…

    The latest Vehicle Price Index figures released by TransUnion has indicated that the demand for used vehicles continues to increase, with one new vehicle financed for every 1.78 used. New car price inflation has also softened, while the price… more
    Editor 268
  • SA recession?
    Aug 25, 2015 On the Cees

    SA recession?

    Greeks do it. Brazilians do it, Venezuelans & Argentinians are doing it all the time (and all of them warm-blooded). Russians do it, too (cold-blooded fish mostly, thinking their leadership?). They all are mired in unpleasant, prolonged recessions.… more
    Cees Bruggemans 195
  • PDT release 2015 State of Employee Engagement in South Africa results
    Aug 25, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    PDT release 2015 State of Employee Engagement in…

    Results from PDT’s 2015 State of Employee Engagement in South Africa survey suggest a growing disconnect between organisational management and their staff structures. The report, run in collaboration with Fin24, surveyed over 1,100 people from a… more
    Editor 277
  • Leading South African CEO joins list of BMW i8 owners
    Aug 25, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Leading South African CEO joins list of BMW i8…

    The Chief Executive Officer of Imperial Holdings, Mr Mark Lamberti, has added his name to the list of the first owners of the new BMW i8 in South Africa. Mr Lamberti recently took delivery of his new Sophisto Grey BMW i8 from BMW Group South… more
    Editor 273
  • China & SA Exposure
    Aug 24, 2015 On the Cees

    China & SA Exposure

    It is ironic. For the worry beads, China has been an accident waiting to happen for a decade. Yet for long nothing. And then just when in the run-up to a Fed liftoff of historic proportions, with global anxiety in a state of heightened expectation,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 265
  • Attie Anderson, Head of Business Lending at FNB Commercial Property Finance
    Aug 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Motor sector upgrading showrooms to keep up with…

    The motor sector continues to build new or refurbish existing showrooms and service centres to stay up to date with specifications of motor companies and their new vehicle launches. This is according to Attie Anderson, Head of Business Lending at… more
    Editor 261
  • A Certain Restlessness
    Aug 24, 2015 On the Cees

    A Certain Restlessness

    Things in SA have progressed to a point where some may feel things are fine, but others are increasingly experiencing or showing a certain restlessness. About the state of things & where we might be heading. Is there reason for any restlessness? At… more
    Cees Bruggemans 226
  • Pioneering All-Terrain Mileage Warranty Now Extended
    Aug 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Pioneering All-Terrain Mileage Warranty Now…

    Three years ago Hankook and Tiger Wheel & Tyre stunned off-road enthusiasts with the launch of an audacious warranty that guaranteed all-terrain Hankook Dynapro AT-M RF10 tyres will reach 80 000km. Now the pair is doing it again, with the… more
    Editor 269
  • Dunlop’s Erik Aissing – Division Head: Marketing and Melicia Labuschagne Director Liqui Moly SA tie up the partnership
    Aug 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Liqui moly ties the knot with tyre legends Dunlop

    Liqui Moly SA announced this week that they have tied up a partnership deal with Dunlop that will see their products being available through the Dunlop Zones; a full comprehensive Liqui Moly range of products will be available from Dunlop Zones… more
    Editor 363
  • SA companies adopt voice technology in the supply chain
    Aug 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    SA companies adopt voice technology in the supply…

    Voice technology is rapidly being adopted throughout South African warehousing and distribution environments to help organisations drive efficiencies and productivity across their supply chains. Voice solutions assist nearly one million mobile… more
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  • Driving into the sunrise
    Aug 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Driving into the sunrise

    Most people enjoy having the bright sunshine compared to an overcast day anytime. Feeling the warmth on ones face relaxes one and creates a general feeling of happiness…well, most of the time. Driving toward the bright sun isn’t always relaxing and… more
    Eugene Herbert 276
  • SA Wholesale & Motor Trades
    Aug 24, 2015 On the Cees

    SA Wholesale & Motor Trades

    The SA wholesale trade & motor trade reported results for June. Frankly, it was a disappointment. But perhaps not all what it seems, with one critical distortion shaping overall picture? Wholesale trade volumes in June were +0.4% yoy, but the 1H2015… more
    Cees Bruggemans 268
  • KIA celebrates its 15 millionth vehicle export
    Aug 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    KIA celebrates its 15 millionth vehicle export

    KIA Motors reaches historic milestone with global export of 15 millionth vehicle All-new KIA Sorento shipped to Middle East (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) August 21, 2015 - KIA Motors is celebrating the global export of its 15 millionth vehicle, an… more
    Editor 312
  • The aftermarket in China is booming -  AAITF Shenzhen 2015
    Aug 21, 2015 Events

    The aftermarket in China is booming - AAITF…

    The sell-out 11th Edition of the Auto Aftermarket Trade Expo, AAITF Shenzhen, was a huge success thanks to its strategic move to the electronics hub of Shenzhen. With record sales figures and trade buyers - a 5% year on year increase - this was the… more
    Editor 194
  • AAITF Bangkok 2015 - Statement regarding recent events in Thailand
    Aug 20, 2015 Events

    AAITF Bangkok 2015 - Statement regarding recent…

    20/08/2015 - We, the organisers of AAITF Bangkok 2015, are deeply saddened by the recent events in Thailand, and our thoughts are with those affected by the bombings. In light of these events, we would like to assure the international aftermarket… more
    Editor 339
  • Oliver Facey, Vice President of Operations for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa
    Aug 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Technology advances in logistics sector necessary…

    DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa has launched pocket-sized, all-touch computers that capitalize on the latest technological advancements CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, August 20, 2015 -- The rise of e-commerce and increased competition are driving the… more
    Editor 283
  • Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Aug 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Find the service plan that works for you

    As a used car owner or the owner of a vehicle out of its warranty period, the question of whether it makes financial sense to buy a service plan always raises debate. Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA),… more
    Editor 249
  • Alcohol-crash link clear
    Aug 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Alcohol-crash link clear @aasouthafrica

    Association says better enforcement and education is needed to deal with the problem "It is still common to hear drivers claim they are safe to drive after drinking," the AA commented. "One often hears comments like 'I've only had a few', or 'I'm a… more
    Editor 233
  • SA inflation & Risk
    Aug 20, 2015 On the Cees

    SA inflation & Risk

    Not everyone likes inflation targeting. In fact, some feel it achieves the opposite of what we should be doing, so they favour ending inflation targeting. It would at least be something labour unions wouldn't mind & even some businessmen too. Think… more
    Cees Bruggemans 233
  • publications/press-and-customers/metair/18-MTA_Interim Results Advert_19 August 2015.pdf
    Aug 19, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Metair posts encouraging half year results

    Supported by excellent progress on the group strategy Revenue up 9% to R3 542 million (H1 2014: R3 235 million) Operating profit up 8% to R345.8 million (H1 2014: R318.7 million) Excellent performance from Mutlu Akü MIB brand launched and… more
    Editor 272
  • Measures of Desperation
    Aug 19, 2015 On the Cees

    Measures of Desperation

    For a country supposedly on its last legs, with collapse approaching rapidly, such an event would presumably be reflected in increasingly desperate measures, like some reflected light. Yet the evidence remains remarkably scarce, suggesting what… more
    Cees Bruggemans 237
  • The Dangerous Goods Segregation Wheel
    Aug 19, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Safe storage of chemicals vital to avoid…

    In the wake of the disaster at the northern Chinese port of Tianjin, Deidré Penfold, executive director of Chemical and Allied Industries Association (CAIA), reiterates that proper chemical storage is required to minimise the hazards associated with… more
    Editor 564
  • The renewal of agreements by the minister of labour Nelisiwe Mildred Olifant
    Aug 19, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    The renewal of agreements by the minister of…

    The motor industry bargaining council is pleased to announce renewal of agreements by the minister of labour Nelisiwe Mildred Olifant The bargaining makes it possible for both employers and employees to determine wages and conditions of employment… more
    Editor 476
  • Jaco Scheepers, a technician at Land Rover Bedfordview, in Gauteng, is this year’s winner of the coveted Technician of the Year award
    Aug 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Passion and excellence drive service at Jaguar…

    Technician of the Year winner awarded R270 000 prize Service excellence rewarded at Jaguar Land Rover South Africa Customers benefit from world-class technicians Pretoria – The career aspirations of 26-year-old Jaco Scheepers have skyrocketed. Jaco,… more
    Editor 318
  • Auto service prodiuct range and test graph
    Aug 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Give your car an extra 20 HP more

    It's very simple: with LIQUI MOLY's oil additive service A cleaner engine delivers more power, the additive manufacturer claims. But does it really make a difference? RSP Motorsports in Ontario, Canada put LIQUI MOLY's oil additive service to the… more
    Editor 388
  • What happens to your waste?
    Aug 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    What happens to your waste?

    Currently, only 10% of waste in South Africa is recycled. As our population grows, so the increase of waste generated highlights the inadequate nature of existing waste management services - leading to an increasingly polluted environment in which… more
    Editor 716
  • Bridgestone boosts wildlife art contest
    Aug 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Bridgestone boosts wildlife art contest

    Bridgestone's ongoing sponsorship of the Cape Leopard Trust recently took a creative twist when the Trust's annual children's art competition was held at Splash Cafe in Claremont, Western Cape. The competition explored the theme of 'Predators of the… more
    Editor 320
  • Collapse or Resilience?
    Aug 18, 2015 On the Cees

    Collapse or Resilience?

    It has become topical to speculate about SA’s imminent collapse, given trends in its public sector, public finances, corporate responses & lack of confidence. But there remain buffers, even if no longer in electricity or in government borrowing… more
    Cees Bruggemans 241
  • Library project expands with Bridgestone
    Aug 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Library project expands with Bridgestone

    Bridgestone South Africa's sponsorship of a schools mobile project has helped school learners in the North West increase their access to books. This was announced at a recent launch of an additional seven mobile libraries for the North-West… more
    Editor 336
  • Fuel prices buoyed by oil, despite weak Rand
    Aug 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel prices buoyed by oil, despite weak Rand

    Association says sharp climbs in exchange rate offset by declining oil prices "The Rand has weakened considerably against the US dollar since the last week of July," the AA said. "Fortunately for South African fuel users, international oil prices… more
    Editor 309
  • Fainting spells & quick salt
    Aug 18, 2015 On the Cees

    Fainting spells & quick salt

    You needed to be quick-witted last week, for events played out in quick succession, with the plot changing nearly daily. Our manufacturing entered recession in June, after six months of output declines, following the lead of the motor trade (there… more
    Cees Bruggemans 247
  • We “HEART” #BandanaDay, do you?
    Aug 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    We “HEART” #BandanaDay, do you?

    12th OCTOBER – NATIONAL BANDANA DAY The slogan this year is “We Bandana Day!” Take a stand and show you care about people with serious blood disorders like leukaemia. Buy and wear your bandana on 12th October and contribute towards saving a life.… more
    Editor 468
  • Win your share of R100 000 worth of prizes
    Aug 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Win your share of R100 000 worth of prizes

    Featuring Bi-weekly draws! Including South African Rugby shirts, iPad Mini's, GoPro's plus a GRAND PRIZE - includes iPad Mini, Go Pro, Hero4, Luminator X LED set and R20 000 cash! HOW TO ENTER Buy any Hella product, keep the invoice and SMS the word… more
    Editor 381
  • The Whirring Blender
    Aug 17, 2015 On the Cees

    The Whirring Blender

    A country has the choice of two major options when going for a walk in a stiff breeze, at times bordering on hurricane strength: wind in the back, or going against the wind. Sitting it out isn't an option… It is advisable to know the difference when… more
    Cees Bruggemans 254
  • Aug 16, 2015 On the Cees

    China guidance for SA

    First the main news, neutral for us in a direct sense. Chinese actions this past week, allowing more market action in setting the Yuan exchange rate (even if remaining state controlled for now, but becoming “more” managed), suggests 6.60:$ by… more
    Cees Bruggemans 311
  • Despite fuel prices going down, there is still room for efficient driving
    Aug 16, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Despite #fuel prices going down, there is still…

    Hi Folks… While we, as motorists, no doubt take heart in the “fall” of the price of oil and its subsequent reduction in petrol/diesel at the pumps. It does have side effects, one of which is that some drivers become less conscious of the need to… more
    Eugene Herbert 361
  • Take it or leave it...
    Aug 14, 2015 On the Cees

    Take it or leave it...

    I wrote a Short Note entitled “Results 2015” that invited quite a bit of comment after Alec Hogg gave it some publicity. One pleasing Twitter response came from Kev Askew who wrote “I have yet to read a more aptly put few paragraphs”. Tx Kev,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 295
  • Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Aug 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Replace or repair? That is the #windscreen…

    It’s what many car owners dread, that pinging sound as a stone flicks up off the road or bounces off the back of a truck and hits your windscreen. What starts as a small chip quickly becomes a crack making its way further and further across the… more
    Editor 340
  • Melicia Labuschagne, Director Liqui Moly SA.
    Aug 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    #LiquiMoly becomes a co sponsor to the #Pirelli…

    Liqui Moly announced this month that they have become a co-sponsor for the Pirelli Bike of the Year award this year. “We are very much involved in the Motorcycle industry in South Africa and internationally with our massive range of two wheel… more
    Editor 383
  • Who leads whom?
    Aug 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Who leads whom?

    Dr Renosi Mokate on leadership What makes a great leader? Are leaders born, or made? Does leadership refer to a function, an attitude or a perception? Leadership is one of the most researched topics within organisational behaviour, yet as a concept… more
    Editor 343
  • Simon Moss with Lonwabo Sila after going for a test drive in the Engen Audi S4 Production race car around Aldo Scribante race track
    Aug 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Dream of #designing a #Volkswagen comes true

    Lonwabo Sila has dreamt of designing a car for the past seven years and yesterday, 12 August 2015 his dream became a reality. As part of the Reach for a Dream initiative, the 17 year-old Lonwabo spent a day at the Volkswagen Motorsport in Uitenhage… more
    Editor 362
  • Results 2015
    Aug 14, 2015 On the Cees

    Results 2015

    Believing in what one says, but doing things that achieve the opposite. In order to understand events, that requires ignoring what is being said in favour of closely examining what is being done. And cumulatively over years, decades even, this… more
    Cees Bruggemans 272
  • (left to right) Roland Bosse, Merchandise & Inventory Optimisation Executive, AutoZone; Wayne Grews, CEO, Autozone; Ian Law, Group Sales and Marketing Director, G.U.D. Holdings (Pty) Ltd and Red Shuttleworth, CEO, G.U.D. Holdings (Pty) Ltd
    Aug 12, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    G.U.D. Holdings scores an AutoZone Supplier of…

    On 6 August 2015 G.U.D. Holdings (Pty) Ltd were honoured with their 3rd AutoZone Supplier of the Year Award. The Award Ceremony took place at the exclusive Grill Room in Sandton, Gauteng, attended by AutoZone Executives and suppliers. “It is very… more
    Editor 352
  • Innovation and Mobility the Focal Points at Ford #GoFurtherAfrica 2015
    Aug 12, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Innovation and Mobility the Focal Points at Ford…

    Ford Smart Mobility is the company's plan to deliver the next level in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and big data Wide range of community, healthcare and education projects underway across Africa Expanding… more
    Editor 450
  • Buyer of Erik Buell Racing speaks out
    Aug 12, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Buyer of Erik Buell Racing speaks out

    plans to restart motorcycle production. Bruce Belfer, the New Jersey buyer of Erik Buell Racing’s manufacturing operations, said his first order of business is to “turn the key and get the business back up and running.”Belfer is CEO of Atlantic… more
    Editor 363
  • Ranger Odyssey winner - Liane van Dyk
    Aug 12, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Liane van Dyk from Pretoria Wins Ranger Odyssey…

    12 days of competition in challenging northern Namibia Contestants assessed and scored each day on driving ability, camp etiquette, general knowledge, vehicle maintenance, leadership skills and overall demeanour Humanitarian project competition and… more
    Editor 337
  • SA manufacturing sags…
    Aug 12, 2015 On the Cees

    SA manufacturing sags…

    June 2015 saw a 0.4% yoy drop in SA manufacturing production. This doesn't sound like much, but consider that such output peaked in mid-2013, about 15% up from the 2009 recession low, but still 6% below the early 2008 boomtime peak. It isn't… more
    Cees Bruggemans 267
  • The
    Aug 12, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    The "MEYLE Mechanics" advice: One universally…

    Latest video on "MEYLE TV" shows how to maximise repair-time efficiency by dispensing with time-consuming initial wheel alignment measurement Latest product range addition: MEYLE-HD control arm kit for BMW 5 (F10, F11) and BMW 6 (F12, F13) series… more
    Editor 471
  • 48 V Eco Drive from Continental Makes Diesel Vehicles Cleaner and More Economical
    Aug 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    48 V Eco Drive from Continental Makes Diesel…

    Low-voltage electrification reduces the consumption of the already economical diesel even further and enables additional benefits in terms of emissions Start of series production at Continental for a 48 V Eco Drive diesel application will follow in… more
    Editor 317
  • Johannesburg Boat Show a must see for boating, watersport and outdoor enthusiasts
    Aug 11, 2015 Events

    Johannesburg Boat Show a must see for boating,…

    The covers are coming off of South Africa's latest boats and marine engines at the Johannesburg Boat & Outdoor Lifestyle Show. South Africa's largest indoor boat and outdoor show takes place from 14 - 16 August 2015 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre,… more
    Editor 389
  • TransUnion’s TU SYNC offers auto dealers real-time, fleet management and tracking
    Aug 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    TransUnion’s TU SYNC offers auto dealers…

    TransUnion Auto Information Solutions, in partnership with Imarda Technologies SA, has introduced TU SYNC to the South African auto dealer landscape. TU SYNC vehicle management solution combines wireless, real-time tracking with stock management and… more
    Editor 402
  • Rising Terror
    Aug 11, 2015 On the Cees

    Rising Terror

    It is the middle of the northern summer break, it's summertime when the living is easy, the fish are jumping, and the cotton is high…Not a time to get too excited about anything. Yet markets never sleep…. World trade volumes so far this year have… more
    Cees Bruggemans 252
  • Stark contrasts getting starker
    Aug 11, 2015 On the Cees

    Stark contrasts getting starker

    SA continues to offer stark contrasts. Only wishing to see one side of the coin risks not seeing the other side, or to appreciate the ‘why’. As the country prepares to march simultaneously on Parliament & the Union Buildings in protest against… more
    Cees Bruggemans 280
  • Muffled Sounds
    Aug 11, 2015 On the Cees

    Muffled Sounds

    Muffled sounds have started to be heard, along with muddled intentions. There was the Mexican standoff a couple of months ago, between the Chamber of Mines & government, about future BEE obligations, which traditionally were apparently discussed on… more
    Cees Bruggemans 242
  • Managing space & time for safe driving
    Aug 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Managing space & time for safe driving

    Hi Folks… This last week, traffic in Gauteng has been “horrific” with traffic jams and countless hours lost - mainly as a result of vehicle collisions and breakdowns. What could have been done different? Here are some points all drivers may care to… more
    Eugene Herbert 235
  • Continental Increases Forecast
    Aug 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Increases Forecast

    After a Good First Half-Year, Continental Increases Forecast for Adjusted EBIT Margin to Around 11% Sales grow 15.8% to ?19.6 billion after six months Net income increases to over ?1.4 billion EBIT at more than ?2.1 billion Free cash flow before… more
    Editor 234
  • Small Business Friday is back!
    Aug 11, 2015 Events

    Small Business Friday is back! Small Business…

    Spread the word and help us build the frenzy. It’s a one-day high action drive to mobilise the nation to go big by supporting the ‘SMALL’. To WIN big prizes and stay up to date with all the #ShopSmallBusiness and #SmallBusinessFriday happenings find… more
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  • Motor industry leaders declare road safety risk unacceptable
    Aug 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Motor industry leaders declare road safety risk…

    Leading voices from the motor and transport industry in South Africa have come out in solidarity against the cumulative high risk of vehicle ownership, highlighting the sea change required from leaders in the motor insurance industry. The risk… more
    Editor 656
  • Wessel and Theuns Maritz
    Aug 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    MIWA member goes over and above to assist customer

    Engine Techniques, a Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) member in Cape Town, recently received an incredible compliment letter from a customer, Mary-Ann Brits from Kraaifontein, Cape Town. She wrote: Everybody is always quick to complain,… more
    Editor 356
  • Continental heads research project “Ko-HAF
    Aug 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    #Continental heads research project “Ko-HAF"

    “Ko-HAF" – Cooperative Highly Automated Driving” BMWi flagship project “Ko-HAF” launched with 16 partners Continental takes on overall project coordination The aim of the research is highly automated driving at higher Speeds Frankfurt am Main,… more
    Editor 411
  • Great Wall Motors issues additional shares @greatwallmy
    Aug 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Great Wall Motors issues additional shares…

    Shares to fund new energy vehicles On 10 July, Great Wall Motors @greatwallmy issued a private placement plan to raise R34 billion for the research and development, testing and production of new energy vehicles and parts. The plan will see GWM issue… more
    Editor 395
  • GWM records healthy sales during June
    Aug 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    GWM records healthy sales during June

    Great Wall Motors released its production and sales figures for June 2015 on the 6th of July. In total, the company sold 50 828 units in June, which included 42 510 SUVs, 2 129 cars and 6 189 pick-ups. During the first half of 2015, GWM sales… more
    Editor 413
  • AAITF Bulletin: Growth of SE Asian Aftermarket
    Aug 05, 2015 Events

    #AAITF Bulletin: Growth of SE Asian Aftermarket

    The countdown for the trade Auto Aftermarket launch show, AAITF Bangkok 2015, is now on and you can see it here. We have some really exciting news this month with the announcement of our new partnerships with; Counterman (Babcox), TEBA (Thai… more
    Editor 336
  • Opel Continues To Grow In SA
    Aug 05, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Opel Continues To Grow In SA

    PORT ELIZABETH - General Motors South Africa (GMSA) sold 4 947 vehicles, achieving a market share of 9.1%. The locally produced products remain GMSA's top volume runners with the Isuzu KB at 1 299, followed by Chevrolet Utility which came in at 1294… more
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  • “As a layman buyer, it can be difficult to properly assess a vehicle and both parties may find the process of transferring ownership and obtaining financing difficult. Others simply hate confrontation or negotiation, or do not know their rights,” says Jeff Osborne, Head of Gumtree Automotive.
    Aug 04, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Why Selling and buying a car on your own is safer…

    Used cars have become a hot commodity. The latest TransUnion vehicle pricing index for the first quarter of 2015 shows that used car inflation has increased year on year for the 5th consecutive quarter. Used car prices rose year on year by 1.67% in… more
    Editor 388
  • Ford Remains No.2 Best-Selling Brand In South Africa
    Aug 04, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Remains No.2 Best-Selling Brand In South…

    Ford sales up despite industry decline EcoSport continues to lead the segment 13.3% share for Ford PRETORIA, South Africa, 3 August 2015 - Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) continued into the second half of 2015 with solid sales, ending… more
    Editor 345
  • Ranger Odyssey Conquers 2 000km of Namibia's Best
    Aug 04, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ranger Odyssey Conquers 2 000km of Namibia's Best

    Arduous off-road route from Spitskoppe to Brandberg, encompassing everything from soft river sand to extreme rocky trails Contestants assessed and scored each day on driving ability, camp etiquette, location and technical knowledge, vehicle… more
    Editor 348
  • TOYOTA CONTINUES TO LEAD THE SALES RACE
    Aug 04, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    TOYOTA CONTINUES TO LEAD THE SALES RACE

    Hilux reclaims its leadership position 1-million Hilux sales in South Africa Market segment Jul 2014 Jul 2015 % change Passenger vehicles 40,015 36,506 -8.8% Light commercial vehicles 14,979 15,090 0.7% Medium commercial vehicles 855 841 -1.6% Heavy… more
    Editor 468
  • The Honking Dollar
    Aug 04, 2015 On the Cees

    The Honking Dollar

    The rising Dollar reached on trade-weighted a 20-yr low four years ago (mid-2011), took three years to rise 6% (by mid-2014) and then rose by another 15% the past year. It was “on your bike” for the Dollar heading north, with just about every other… more
    Cees Bruggemans 362
  • Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - July 2015
    Aug 04, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report -…

    Nicholas Nkosi – Head of Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance – Retail Banking July commentary “In line with our expectations for 2015 passenger vehicle sales continue to be under pressure, with a decrease of 8.8% compared to the same period last… more
    Editor 429
  • Simon Clark, makes adjustments to South Africa's innovative new off-road version of the motorised bicycle, the Bushpig which reaches speeds of 34km/h while consuming less than 1 litre of petrol every 30kms.
    Aug 04, 2015 Events

    LARGEST AND MOST INNOVATIVE AT BAY SHOW

    In order to address South Africa's power issues, many leading alternative energy companies will join some of its most innovative to showcase energy saving or generating alternatives at the Power On Expo at Walmer Park, basement parkade in Port… more
    Editor 583
  • AUDI AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG agree with Nokia Corporation on joint acquisition of HERE digital mapping business
    Aug 04, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    AUDI AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG agree with…

    Acquisition will secure and strengthen HERE as an independent company serving customers from all industries Real-time maps and location based services will be the basis for the mobility of tomorrow Transaction expected to close in first quarter 2016… more
    Editor 324
  • Absa Commentary NAAMSA Sales Report 03/07/2015
    Aug 04, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Absa Commentary NAAMSA Sales Report 03/07/2015

    July 2015 NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales and Exports 3 August 2015 - Vehicle Sales and Exports New vehicle sales totalled 54 112 units in July 2015, with sales up by 3 791 units from June, but down by 3 524 units compared with July last year. Sales… more
    Editor 405
  • Tyres & Your Safety: When It Doesn't Make Sense to Save Cents
    Aug 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Tyres & Your Safety: When It Doesn't Make Sense…

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre is speaking out in support of the South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC), which plans to take its complaint over cheap tyre imports to SA's International Trade Administration Commission. "When our market is flooded… more
    Editor 632
  • NAAMSA COMMENT ON THE JULY, 2015 SOUTH AFRICAN NEW VEHICLE SALES STATISTICS
    Aug 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    NAAMSA COMMENT ON THE JULY, 2015 SOUTH AFRICAN…

    In amplification of the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of July, 2015 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association commented that the slow-down in domestic new vehicle… more
    Editor 524
  • Entering & Exiting Instability
    Aug 03, 2015 On the Cees

    Entering & Exiting Instability

    Finance Minister Nene last week sketched a bleak picture at a government lekgotla (cosy get-together), warning that SA is stuck in a low growth trap. We of course already knew that. In fact we have known it for over 40 years now. Still, when… more
    Cees Bruggemans 334
  • Getting Wacked
    Aug 03, 2015 On the Cees

    Getting Wacked

    Getting ‘klapped’ (wacked) can be painful. But every wacking in the end is a good news/bad news story. So what's the good news, what the bad news? The good news? You will live. The Fed will move very, very slowly. The ECB will remain in “whatever it… more
    Cees Bruggemans 233
  • 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
    Editor 505
  • 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 468
  • 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
    Editor 506
  • “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
    Editor 378
  • 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 469
  • 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 357
  • 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
    Editor 595
  • 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
    Cees Bruggemans 404
  • 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 351
  • 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 342
  • 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 357
  • 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
    Editor 342
  • 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
    Editor 613
  • 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 554
  • 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
    Editor 353
  • 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 574
  • 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
    Editor 526
  • 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
    Cees Bruggemans 445
  • 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 407
  • 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 445
  • 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 576
  • 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 353
  • 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 501
  • 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 449
  • “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
    Editor 389
  • 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 340
  • 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 385
  • 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 270
  • 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 251
  • 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 408
  • 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 363
  • 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 354
  • 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 371
  • 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
    Editor 637
  • 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
    Editor 379
  • 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
    Editor 354
  • 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 386
  • 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 391
  • 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 414
  • 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 392
  • 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 398
  • 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 460
  • 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 424
  • 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 311
  • 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 406
  • 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 412
  • 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 415
  • 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 419
  • 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 422
  • 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
    Editor 385
  • 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 412
  • 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 425
  • 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 429
  • 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 531
  • 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 414
  • 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 435
  • 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 414
  • 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 273
  • 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 295
  • 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 446
  • 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 396
  • 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 405
  • 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 399
  • 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 424
  • 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 412
  • 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 412
  • 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 416
  • 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 523
  • 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 481
  • 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 457
  • 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 487
  • 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 468
  • 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 458
  • 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 332
  • 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 484
  • 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 494
  • 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 483
  • 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 314
  • 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 416
  • 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 521
  • 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 333
  • 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 318
  • 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
    Eugene Herbert 494
  • 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 454
  • 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 522
  • 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 574
  • 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 529
  • We “HEART” Bandana Day, do you?
    Jul 08, 2015 Events

    We “HEART” Bandana Day, do you?

    12th OCTOBER – NATIONAL BANDANA DAY The slogan this year is “We Bandana Day!” Take a stand and show you care about people with serious blood disorders like leukaemia. Buy and wear your bandana on 12th October and contribute towards saving a life.… more
    Editor 229
  • 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 518
  • 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 321
  • 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 325
  • 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 542
  • 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 522
  • 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 559
  • 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 329
  • 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 526
  • 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 552
  • 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 526
  • 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 566
  • 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 506
  • 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 631
  • 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 358
  • 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 377
  • 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 431
  • 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 380
  •  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 514
  • 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 528
  •  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 562
  • 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 631
  • 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 539
  • 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 533
  • 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 537
  • 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 543
  • 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 543
  • 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 537
  • 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 484
  • 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 472
  • 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 473
  • 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 444
  • 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 483
  • 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 333
  • 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 427
  • 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 424
  • 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 333
  • 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 418
  • 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 767
  • -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 539
  • 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 502
  • 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 530
  • 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 347
  • 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 515
  • 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 552
  • 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 333
  • 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 547
  • 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 548
  • 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 539
  • 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 614
  • 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 487
  • 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 494
  • 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 495
  • 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 488
  • 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 489
  • 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 589
  • 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 702
  • 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 397
  •  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 593
  • 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 578
  • 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 587
  • 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 594
  • 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 362
  • 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 491
  • 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 581
  • 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 579
  • 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 567
  • 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 576
  • 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 598
  • 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
    Cees Bruggemans 385
  • 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 574
  • 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 382
  • 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 568
  • 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
    Eugene Herbert 614
  • 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 591
  • 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 615
  • 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 755
  • 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 635
  • 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 589
  • 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 624
  • 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 656
  • 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 586
  • 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 777
  • 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 695
  • 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 617
  • 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 612
  • 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 652
  • 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 637
  • 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 631
  • 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 766
  • 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 408
  • 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 634
  • 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 649
  • 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 430
  • 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 556
  • 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 535
  • 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 423
  • 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 431
  • 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 559
  • 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 682
  • 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 714
  • 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 694
  • 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 719
  •  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 717
  • 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 679
  • 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 696
  • 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 450
  • 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 610
  • 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 717
  • 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 694
  • 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 714
  • 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 460
  • 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 723
  • 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 827
  • 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 532
  • 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 463
  • 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 764
  • 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 718
  • 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 778
  • 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 714
  • 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 770
  • 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 711
  • 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 873
  • 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 863
  • 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 757
  • 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 1040
  • 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 801
  • 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 572
  • 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 708
  • 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 1156
  • 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 720
  • 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 738
  • 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 744
  • 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 743
  • 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 747
  • 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 706
  • 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 874
  • 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 808
  • 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 799
  • 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 716
  • 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 768
  • 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 769
  • 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 557
  • 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 497
  • 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
    Cees Bruggemans 472
  • 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 779
  • 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 694
  • 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 705
  • 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 571
  • 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 469
  • 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 680
  • 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 688
  • 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 704
  • 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 714
  • 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 687
  • 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 733
  • 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 707
  • 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 807
  • 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 791
  • 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 631
  • 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 800
  • 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 843
  • 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 799
  • 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 554
  • 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 722
  • 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 752
  • 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 492
  • 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 723
  • 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 736
  • 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 723
  • 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 722
  • 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 598
  • 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 732
  • 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 602
  • 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 711
  • 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 708
  • 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 997
  • 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 706
  • 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 796
  • 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 790
  • 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 574
  • 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 761
  • 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 675
  • 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 471
  • 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 710
  • 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 567
  • 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 838
  • 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 556
  • 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 795
  • 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 770
  • 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 755
  • 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 634
  • 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 592
  • 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 723
  • 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 728
  • 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 887
  • 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 775
  • 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 741
  • 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 786
  • 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 733
  • 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 775
  • 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 792
  • 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 611
  • 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 819
  • 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 781
  • 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 760
  • 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 769
  • 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 751
  • 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 775
  • 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 739
  • 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 647
  • 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 808
  • 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 737
  • 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 794
  • 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 769
  • 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 785
  • 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 426
  • 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 494
  • 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 594
  •  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 854
  • 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 860
  • 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 732
  • 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 708
  • 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 481
  • 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 822
  • 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 706
  • #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 705
  • 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 697
  • 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 720
  • 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 700
  • 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 645
  • 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 724
  • 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 760
  • 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 727
  • 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 823
  • 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 1195
  • 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 748
  • 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 824
  • 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 730
  • 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 720
  • 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 738
  • 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 772
  • 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 750
  • 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 925
  • 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 639
  • 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 690
  • 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 548
  • 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 859
  • 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 802
  • 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 784
  • 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 822
  • 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 1271
  • 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 783
  • 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 752
  • 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 851
  • 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 643
  • 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 776
  • 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 569
  • 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 896
  • 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 763
  • 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 731
  • 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 952
  • 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 829
  • 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 918
  • 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 851
  • 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 774
  • 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 801
  • 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 951
  • 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 824
  • 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 656
  • 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 1175
  • 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 817
  • 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 764
  • 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 827
  • 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 904
  • 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 815
  • 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 860
  • 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 792
  • 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 904
  • 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 698
  • 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 1020
  • 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 799
  • 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 711
  • 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 844
  • 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 1117
  • 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 1104
  • 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 817
  • 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 580
  • 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 821
  • 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 783
  • 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 567
  • 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 805
  • 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 785
  • 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 759
  • 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 754
  • 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 750
  • 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 783
  • 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 829
  • 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 874
  • 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 778
  • 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 845
  • 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 810
  • 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 786
  • 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 865
  • 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 886
  • 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 927
  • 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 874
  • 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 730
  • 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 945
  • 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 615

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