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  • Motorists contend with both internal and external distractions, all of which slow down reaction times and hamper concentration levels
    Apr 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Change of attitude needed to curb distracted…

    While officials need to do more to clamp down on poor driver habits, only a paradigm shift in the mindsets of motorist can reduce distracted driving. This is the stern message from Phillip Purnell, head of public affairs at The Automobile… more
    Automobile Association 78
  • Confidence in Africa
    Apr 28, 2016 The Phoenix

    Confidence in Africa

    On 5 April 1652 three ships came into sight of land, known then as the Cape of Good Hope. The three ships were the Dromedaris, the Rejiger, and the De Goede Hoop. On board the Dromedaris was Jan van Riebeeck, whose mission was to oversee the setting… more
    The Phoenix 82
  •  Exclusive MEYLE-HD control arm kits for Mini and BMW
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Exclusive MEYLE-HD control arm kits for Mini and…

    Full-service MEYLE-HD control arm kits for simple and long-lasting repairs Extended four-year warranty testifies to extra long service life Hamburg, 26 April 2016. As suspension parts wear out, near-by parts are likely to be affected as well. Wulf… more
    Editor 88
  • The Trapped Struggle
    Apr 28, 2016 On the Cees

    The Trapped Struggle

    Today, 22 years into its universal freedom, SA remains deeply mired in its inner struggle to find its feet, and to get a strong economic development momentum going. Its deep cleavages in terms of exclusion (meaning unemployment, poverty, inequality,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 54
  • A better 2nd quarter
    Apr 28, 2016 On the Cees

    A better 2nd quarter

    One counts one’s blessings very carefully, acknowledges to be entirely in the power of precarious outside forces & reactionary domestic forces, either of which can offer sudden surprises, and otherwise proceed very cautiously. Whereas 4Q15 & the… more
    Cees Bruggemans 56
  • Subaru (FHI) and IBM Japan Team Up for Advanced Driver Assist System
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Subaru (FHI) and IBM Japan Team Up for Advanced…

    Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, and IBM Japan, Ltd. announced today that the two companies are exploring a collaboration in the development of a data analytics system for test images from the advanced safety… more
    Editor 144
  • Mazda Produces One-Millionth Mazda MX-5
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mazda Produces One-Millionth Mazda MX-5

    Production of the Mazda MX-5 reached one million units on 22 April; Mazda Motor Corporation announced today, 27 years after the company began manufacturing the iconic roadster at Ujina Plant No. 1 in Hiroshima in April 1989. "From the first… more
    Editor 63
  • Let your feet speak for your heart
    Apr 28, 2016 Events

    Let your feet speak for your heart

    National Tekkie Tax Day has been part of the South African calendar for the last three years and this time around we're celebrating it on Friday 27 May. This campaign gives you the opportunity to show with your feet where your heart lies. Choose… more
    Editor 91
  • Toyota inspires dreamers
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota inspires dreamers

    If the saying "Dreamers are the saviours of the world" rings true, then one of the 15 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest winners will grow to be the protectors of our world. These 15 dreamers from around the country aged between 5 and 15 were treated like… more
    Editor 110
  • Economic pressures push up car prices and squeeze sales in South Africa
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Economic pressures push up car prices and squeeze…

    TransUnion has reported in the Q1 2016 Vehicle Pricing Index (VPI) that economic pressures are pushing up car prices and squeezing sales in South Africa. Tough economic conditions have contributed to higher vehicle prices and lower sales volumes, as… more
    Editor 86
  • Volkswagen joins the Dyer Island Conservation Trust to celebrate a decade of conserving the Marine Big 5
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen joins the Dyer Island Conservation…

    Volkswagen and the Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) partnership started in 2011 Volkswagen's support includes two vehicles and fuel for Lwazi Research boat In 2016, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust is celebrating ten years of dedicated effort… more
    Editor 104
  • Inspecting a vehicle on the line are from left, Alexandre Agostini, Lara Abou Habib, Alexandra Habay, and Arthur Hamers.
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    European Students Visit General Motors Plant in…

    PORT ELIZABETH - A group of European students studying towards their Masters Degree in International Business gained valuable insights into how vehicles are assembled on a production line, when they visited the General Motors South Africa (GMSA)… more
    Editor 63
  • Land Rover and Kingsley Holgate continue campaign against malaria
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Land Rover and Kingsley Holgate continue campaign…

    More than 100 000 people protected since 2014 Land Rover ambassador Kingsley Holgate has distributed anti-malaria nets in 11 African countries 25 April marks World Malaria Day Pretoria, April 2016 – Malaria is one of the leading causes of death in… more
    Editor 64
  • Bridgestone unveils CV2000 successor
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Bridgestone unveils CV2000 successor

    Bridgestone South Africa has unveiled the successor to its widely-used CV2000 light commercial tyre. The newcomer, named CV2020, serves the same market as its predecessor, which gained strong acceptance as a first-choice tyre for workhorse LDVs in… more
    Editor 78
  • Cut the glare and drive safer
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Cut the glare and drive safer

    Ten quick tips to help you deal with the sun while driving As our days get shorter, and nights get longer, more and more drivers will be driving into the sun either on their way to work, or back home in the evening. While the sunrises and sunsets… more
    Automobile Association 79
  • Hoosain Mahomed has been appointed General Manager of the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), Eastern Cape.
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New head for AIDC Eastern Cape

    Tasked by the Eastern Cape Provincial government to support manufacturers, Hoosain Mahomed has been appointed General Manager of the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), Eastern Cape. Mahomed joined the AIDC EC from multi-national… more
    Editor 90
  • Dealers Honoured for Providing Excellent Customer Service
    Apr 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Dealers Honoured for Providing Excellent Customer…

    JOHANNESBURG - Dealers in the General Motors South Africa (GMSA) dealer network who uphold the high standards expected of a dealership were honoured recently during the GMSA Departmental Honours Awards. The aim of the awards is to recognise dealers… more
    Editor 62
  • Nissan to support GT-R assault on Knysna Hill Climb
    Apr 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan to support GT-R assault on Knysna Hill…

    Rosslyn, South Africa – Nissan South Africa and the high-performance team at dealer group BB Nissan is saddling up nearly 2 000 horses for its charge up the hill at this year’s Simola Hill Climb in Knysna. The team is preparing two very different… more
    Editor 168
  • Play your way to France with KIA Champ into the Arena
    Apr 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Play your way to France with KIA Champ into the…

    South African launch of global amateur 5-a-side soccer tournament One winning team to play in Champ into the Arena World Finals in France during UEFA Euro 2016™ in July 2016 (DISCOVERY SOCCER PARK, Johannesburg) April, 2016 – In conjunction with its… more
    Editor 98
  • An Unstable Econ Head
    Apr 25, 2016 On the Cees

    An Unstable Econ Head

    In a functioning high-performance economy, one can expect a stable head at the centre of things. Meaning a government coherently offering policies in support of the economy, easing its supply conditions and reinforcing demand incentives, in just… more
    Cees Bruggemans 68
  • Attractive New Global Packaging Introduced For local Monroe® Shock Absorbers
    Apr 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Attractive New Global Packaging Introduced For…

    New Design Aligns One of the Industry-Leading Brand for Long-Term Growth in All Markets Johannesburg, South Africa April 2016 – Tenneco has introduced attractive new global packaging for its complete offer of local Monroe® shock absorbers. The new… more
    Editor 134
  • MASTERDRIVING Alerts – Crash & collision causes revealed
    Apr 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MASTERDRIVING Alerts – Crash & collision causes…

    Most drivers are aware of the need to use indicators (turn signals) and probably agree that they know the reason why these are installed in motor vehicles- Yes, No? Sadly, while most use them, very few do so in the correct sequence as defined by the… more
    Eugene Herbert, Group MD, RAC 80
  •  Deloitte report helps navigate Africa’s automotive sector: Getting Africa into Gear
    Apr 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Deloitte report helps navigate Africa’s…

    Johannesburg, South Africa – April 2016:To unpack the complexity of the automotive industry on the African continent, Deloitte South Africa releases the first report of their annual Series. In this inaugural report, Deloitte Africa Automotive… more
    Editor 101
  •  37th Vienna Motor Symposium: Gasoline Technology Car II
    Apr 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    37th Vienna Motor Symposium: Gasoline Technology…

    Innovative 48 Volt Architecture and Optimized Operating Strategy set New Benchmark on Fuel Efficiency Second-generation Gasoline Technology Car (GTC II), co-developed by Continental and Schaeffler in close collaboration with Ford, promises about 25%… more
    Editor 131
  • Distracted driving still a problem in South Africa
    Apr 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Distracted driving still a problem in South Africa

    Association urges motorists to focus on the road when driving Distracted driving remains a problem in South Africa, and will continue to remain so into the future unless drastic action is taken. And, that action needs to come from officials, but,… more
    Automobile Association 76
  • Suzuki Bramley takes top honours in Suzuki Auto annual dealer awards
    Apr 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Suzuki Bramley takes top honours in Suzuki Auto…

    Suzuki Bramley, near Melrose Arch in Johannesburg, was crowned the 2015 Suzuki Auto Dealer of the Year at a function at Emperor’s Palace, Gauteng, yesterday. By being crowned the top Suzuki Auto dealer in 2015, Suzuki Bramley beat 44 other dealers… more
    Editor 83
  • GM Sold 2.36 Million Vehicles Globally in First Quarter
    Apr 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GM Sold 2.36 Million Vehicles Globally in First…

    Disciplined focus on key markets and segments delivers profitable growth China sales increase driven by strong performance in SUV and luxury segments U.S. retail sales increase 7 percent, retail share up a full percentage point European… more
    Editor 106
  • Vehicle maintenance made easy
    Apr 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Vehicle maintenance made easy

    Keeping your car in tip-top running condition may seem a difficult task for many owners, but with some basic and regular maintenance, you can be assured of hassle-free motoring, advises Auto Care Diagnostics (ACD), a division of Aftermarket… more
    Editor 97
  • Read the signs – what your dashboard is telling you
    Apr 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Read the signs – what your dashboard is telling…

    The number of warning lights on a dashboard can be vexing and tough to decipher. But it’s important to know what these lights represent in order to quickly pick up potential car troubles and react accordingly. Here’s a simple guide to educate… more
    Editor 127
  • Be the best night driver
    Apr 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Be the best night driver

    Part of defensive driving is not only being cautious of the actions of others but adjusting your driving according to visibility conditions. a drivers’ vision is most affected at dawn, dusk and night. Ideally, one should avoid driving during these… more
    Masterdrive 200
  • New Audi A4 Benefits From OE-fitted Zero-Copper Ferodo® Eco-Friction® Brake Pads
    Apr 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Audi A4 Benefits From OE-fitted Zero-Copper…

    Federal-Mogul OE Eco-Friction technology is approved and fitted by leading vehicle manufacturers Johannesburg: 18 April 2016… Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML), announced today that Ferodo®… more
    Editor 173
  • Petrol expected to climb again in May
    Apr 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Petrol expected to climb again in May

    Rising international oil prices continue to do battle with gains in the Rand / US dollar exchange rate. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF).… more
    Automobile Association 195
  • Continental Tire Announces Launch of New Legal Entity for West Africa
    Apr 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Tire Announces Launch of New Legal…

    Launch of Continental Tire West Africa to drive expansion in the region Grow existing and new partnerships to increase the retail footprint Multi-brand strategy comprising Continental, General Tire and Matador ACCRA, Ghana, 18 April 2016 -… more
    Editor 156
  • Hi-Q's racked up another WIN! This time in new territory.
    Apr 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hi-Q's racked up another WIN! This time in new…

    Hi-Q is adding another win to their long list of achievements! They've recently been voted the no.1 tyre retail shop by township consumers in the Kasi Star Top Township Brands Survey 2016/17, in association with Ask Africa and the Daily Sun. The… more
    Editor 103
  • New international mission promotes Autopromotec 2017
    Apr 19, 2016 Events

    New international mission promotes Autopromotec…

    Autopromotec, the most specialized international exhibition of automotive equipment and aftermarket products, has emphasized internationalization as a development strategy over recent years, with structured promotional initiatives designed to… more
    Editor 188
  • Digital revolution evolves auto industry
    Apr 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Digital revolution evolves auto industry

    The digital revolution has swept a wave of change through how businesses and consumers take on daily activities. Life in many instances has been made easier with technology now facilitating improved ways of sourcing and accessing information.… more
    Editor 145
  • Rand Comeback Trail
    Apr 19, 2016 On the Cees

    Rand Comeback Trail

    Just as we wrote off the Rand in a flash following the 9/12 Nene-firing and the stressful weeks that followed globally as markets heavily sold off on growth fears into January, making early 2016 one of the worst starts of any year, so the Rand’s… more
    Cees Bruggemans 99
  • Become part of a history of innovation and legacy of trust
    Apr 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Become part of a history of innovation and legacy…

    Enter the ultimate Black+Decker DIY Guru search now Black+Decker has a heritage of 106 years and the innovation began at the initiation of the small company and continues to this day as it has grown to become a global giant, yet is still a much… more
    Editor 108
  • The Real SA Contest
    Apr 19, 2016 On the Cees

    The Real SA Contest

    Contemporary SA breaks down into two major blocs, for simplicity sake identified as 60% rural traditionalists along with self-serving hangers-on from across the entire societal spectrum, and 40% urban modernists. The real contest for the soul of… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 117
  • Leaders of Automotive Industry from 34 countries met under the roof of Automechanika Istanbul
    Apr 19, 2016 Events

    Leaders of Automotive Industry from 34 countries…

    The 10th edition closed its doors with a great success Automechanika Istanbul, the third biggest trade fair for the automotive industry following Automechanika Frankfurt and Automechanika Shanghai was held from 7th to 10th of April 2016 at the TÜYAP… more
    Editor 162
  • Mercedes-Benz South Africa celebrates 1-million Facebook fans
    Apr 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa celebrates 1-million…

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa is on a high as it's become the first automotive brand in the country to reach an important milestone - one-million Facebook fans! This is an especially huge achievement as the luxury automobile industry is highly… more
    Editor 111
  • Opportunity Through Inter-Sectoral Synergy
    Apr 18, 2016 Events

    Opportunity Through Inter-Sectoral Synergy

    Opportunity through Inter-Sectoral Synergy is one of the themes of the 5th edition of South African Automotive Week (held in conjunction with TDM Africa), in October, Transport Month. Given the importance of new business (diversification) and the… more
    Editor 203
  • Messe Frankfurt and NürnbergMesse join forces with leading Indian organisations
    Apr 18, 2016 Events

    Messe Frankfurt and NürnbergMesse join forces…

    ‘ISH India powered by IPA’ to be launched in India by 2017 Two of the world’s most renowned exhibition organisers, Messe Frankfurt and NürnbergMesse have joined forces with leading Indian organisations such as Indian Plumbing Association (IPA),… more
    Editor 216
  • Industry 4.0: Is it the next step to leapfrog Africa Manufacturing into a competitive position?
    Apr 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Industry 4.0: Is Africa Manufacturing ready?

    Industry 4.0: Is it the next step to leapfrog Africa Manufacturing into a competitive position? Results of a survey among South African manufacturers has found that the adoption level of smart technologies remains at a foundation stage in African… more
    Editor 117
  • New Warn towing and industrial winches
    Apr 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Warn towing and industrial winches

    WARN, through its sole Southern African distributor Torre Parts and Components, has a range of 12v, 24v and hydraulic winches, ranging from 9 000lb,12 000lb,15 000lb,18 000lb, 20 000lb and 30 000lb. “We have had successes with the 18 000lb-24v winch… more
    Editor 97
  • R2 Billion investment boosts Dunlop tyre manufacturing in South Africa, creating new jobs
    Apr 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    R2 Billion investment boosts Dunlop tyre…

    Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA) is investing R2 billion to upgrade and expand its Dunlop tyre manufacturing plant at Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal province. It launched the commencement of the second phase of the investment recently. CATALYST FOR… more
    Editor 106
  • Gavin Wiseman has many happy travels in his trustworthy Opel Kadett
    Apr 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Opel Kadett Shows its Steel Half Million…

    Cape Town - With more than 500 000 kilometers on Gavin Wiseman's 1996 Opel Kadett, he reckons this trusty car is not just a means of transport, he affectionately refers to his "Opal" (old pal). The Mother City resident said his 20 year old vehicle… more
    Editor 110
  • Bad air...Bilstein warns aftermarket: fake Airmatic shocks are out there
    Apr 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Bad air...Bilstein warns aftermarket: fake…

    BILSTEIN South Africa,the local importer and distributor of BILSTEIN gas pressure shock absorbers, has warned motorists not to be misled by counterfeit versions of the brand’s Airmatic spring/damper, the fitment of which will severely compromise a… more
    Editor 91
  • Junk
    Apr 18, 2016 On the Cees

    Junk

    We have come a long way in terms of junk. Indeed, as from dust to dust, in our case it seems to be a matter of ultimately going from junk to junk. After which the Phoenix-like resurrection? Perhaps, who knows. Credit ratings are merely a degree of… more
    Cees Bruggemans 102
  • Helping SA’s Love and Relief Projects.
    Apr 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Helping SA’s Love and Relief Projects.

    We wish to take this opportunity, to make you aware of our two extra special projects. 1. Helping SA’s cancer awareness campaign Helping SA is having a cancer awareness campaign to raise funds for children with cancer in state hospitals. There are a… more
    Editor 121
  • SA business taking strain
    Apr 15, 2016 On the Cees

    SA business taking strain

    Profit, we know, is a dirty word for some sections of society. Yet it is also a workhorse. As things stand, this thing is underfed and overworked. And all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. The consequences this year could be major. The item to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 145
  • Innovative Ring Catalyst for more Efficient NOx Reduction
    Apr 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Innovative Ring Catalyst for more Efficient NOx…

    New Real Driving Emissions (RDE) legislation will strictly regulate NOx emissions under all driving conditions, requiring high catalyst efficiency across a wide engine operating range Substantial reductions in nitrogen oxide emissions are also… more
    Editor 148
  • Volvo Car South Africa awards top 2015 dealers
    Apr 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Car South Africa awards top 2015 dealers

    Hosted by the Volvo Car South Africa (VCSA) board of directors on 12 and 13 April 2016 at the lavish Oyster Box hotel and surrounds of Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, the exclusive 2015 VCSA Dealer of the Year (DOTY) awards saw the country's finest Volvo… more
    Editor 165
  • SANRAL and Outa spat bad for Gauteng drivers
    Apr 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SANRAL and Outa spat bad for Gauteng drivers

    Motorists in Gauteng want a way forward, and they deserve it The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) today responded to a report by the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on the costs of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project… more
    Automobile Association 129
  • MEYLE and MEYLE-HD water pumps: Raising the benchmark with SiC/SiC mechanical seals
    Apr 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE and MEYLE-HD water pumps: Raising the…

    Additional 100,000-miles minimum performance guarantee to complement applicable guarantee period MEYLE technology close-up: Multiple benefits of SiC/SiC technology Featuring silicon carbide mechanical seals, MEYLE and MEYLE-HD water pumps outperform… more
    Editor 125
  • SKF Kits for SUV
    Apr 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Kits for SUV

    The market's most straightforward range for European SUV's In response to the increasing SUV/Crossover vehicle offer in Europe, the SKF vehicle aftermarket has developed a broad product range for these specific vehicles, covering both popular and… more
    Editor 133
  • KPMG invests further into the Africa Regulatory Centre of Excellence
    Apr 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KPMG invests further into the Africa Regulatory…

    KPMG in South Africa today announced further investment into their Africa Regulatory Centre of Excellence (RCOE). “Post the Global Financial Crises, Regulatory Change and the associated Reputational Risk continues to be a Top 5 business priority… more
    Editor 125
  • Strong industry support for first SA Festival of Motoring
    Apr 13, 2016 Events

    Strong industry support for first SA Festival of…

    There is already strong support from the local motor industry for the first South African Festival of Motoring which takes place at the Kyalami Grand Prix circuit, Midrand, from August 31-September 4. Among the major companies already confirmed as… more
    Editor 285
  • Drunken driving: the insurance folly
    Apr 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Drunken driving: the insurance folly

    Most drivers are aware if they are involved in a crash after consuming alcohol, their insurance provider will not cover their claim. What many drivers may not be aware of is that it is much easier to repudiate a claim based on suspected alcohol… more
    Editor 178
  • Record Third Hannover Marathon Win for South African Lusapho April
    Apr 12, 2016 Events

    Record Third Hannover Marathon Win for South…

    First male runner in history of the marathon to achieve three victories Winning time of 2:11:27 brings April closer to Olympic marathon in Rio Continental Corporation a major sponsor of the race, April ran on adidas shoes with Continental rubber… more
    Editor 295
  • SA Risk Scenarios 2016-2018
    Apr 12, 2016 On the Cees

    SA Risk Scenarios 2016-2018

    SA faces many potential risks through 2018 that could give rise to outlier scenario outcomes, nearly all unfavourable, regarding Rand, inflation, growth and interest rates, though some positive outcomes remain possible. The main risks are focused on… more
    Cees Bruggemans 177
  • Clean Sweep for Continental at 2016 Corporate Triathlon Challenge
    Apr 12, 2016 Events

    Clean Sweep for Continental at 2016 Corporate…

    Continental athletes claim top four places in men's individual triathlon First and third in women's individual race Top honours in team event, plus corporate award for largest number of entries PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 11 April 2016… more
    Editor 154
  • Driving Europe: Infiniti sets all-time sales and network records
    Apr 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Driving Europe: Infiniti sets all-time sales and…

    First quarter European retail sales pass 6,000 cars, a 192 % increase year-on-year In March, Europe sales grow 232% to more than 3,900 cars Game changer – nearly 4,000 Q30s sold in the first quarter Record number of dealership openings – footprint… more
    Editor 110
  • “Cactus Chair”: Citroën Airbump® invites itself to the Milan Design Week 2016
    Apr 12, 2016 Events

    “Cactus Chair”: Citroën Airbump® invites itself…

    At the 2016 Milan Design Week, design meets technology with the exclusive and emblematic Cactus Chair, overtly inspired by the Airbump® on Citroën C4 Cactus, and signed by the renowned designer Mario Bellini. Citroën is also making the most of this… more
    Editor 85
  • Jaguar Simola Hillclimb tickets available at iTickets.co.za
    Apr 12, 2016 Events

    Jaguar Simola Hillclimb tickets available at…

    Tickets available through www.iTickets.co.za for SA’s premier motorsport event Attending the Hillclimb more affordable and convenient with two-day pass available for Saturday and Sunday One-day pass and pit access tickets available Convenient online… more
    Editor 94
  • Castrol MAGNATEC 10W-40 the best motor lubricant in South Africa
    Apr 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Castrol MAGNATEC 10W-40 the best motor lubricant…

    Castrol MAGNATEC 10W-40 has won the hearts and minds of South African consumers. In the recent Product of the Year awards, Castrol MAGNATEC 10W-40 was voted the best motor lubricant by South African consumers. Hosted annually, the Product of the… more
    Editor 119
  • No Lights? No Problem! Ford Fusion Autonomous Research Vehicles Use LiDAR Sensor Technology to See in the Dark
    Apr 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    No Lights? No Problem! Ford Fusion Autonomous…

    Ford tests Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicles at night, in complete darkness, as part of LiDAR sensor development - demonstrating the capability to perform beyond the limits of human drivers Recent test at Ford Arizona Proving Ground shows… more
    Editor 132
  • Chieftaincy & the economy
    Apr 11, 2016 On the Cees

    Chieftaincy & the economy

    It has taken awhile to sink in, but apparently some while ago we exchanged a modern state-level society and economy, governed by a hard-earned written constitution, for a Chieftaincy of a minor tribe in the person of our President. This exchange… more
    Cees Bruggemans 136
  • Young Sharks player receives vehicle sponsorshi
    Apr 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Young Sharks player receives vehicle sponsorship

    Mzamo Majola, one of the newest members of The Sharks rugby team drove off in a Chevrolet Cruze courtesy of G.U.D. Holdings on 7 April 2016. The rugby loose head prop made his debut last year at the Shark Tank in a Currie Cup match against the Blue… more
    Editor 523
  • The dti Minister to address MANUFACTURING INDABA 2016
    Apr 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The dti Minister to address MANUFACTURING INDABA…

    Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has confirmed that he will address the annual Manufacturing Indaba on 28th June 2016 at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni. The 2-day conference and exhibition, hosted in Africa’s largest manufacturing city,… more
    Editor 151
  • Volkswagen participates in the 2016 Corporate Triathlon Challenge
    Apr 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen participates in the 2016 Corporate…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa's (VWSA) enters 20 teams in the 2016 Corporate Triathlon Challenge Thomas Schaefer, VWSA Chairman and Managing Director joins one of the teams Today, twenty teams from Volkswagen Group South Africa were amongst… more
    Editor 137
  • Steady US performance
    Apr 11, 2016 On the Cees

    Steady US performance

    The US job growth in recent years has been stronger than imagined, during 2011-2016 by far outpacing the annuals of 2004-2007. Job creation since mid-2014 (some 4.5m on a 144m employed labour force), was nearly all in services, as manufacturing… more
    Cees Bruggemans 113
  • RS Components announces global distribution agreement with Intel
    Apr 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    RS Components announces global distribution…

    RS customers gain easy access to key products and technologies for embedded and Internet of Things development from Global technology leader RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for… more
    Editor 185
  • Rolling Out A Holistic Event for the North Indian Tyre Market
    Apr 11, 2016 Events

    New Tyrepxo India 2016, New Delhi

    Rolling Out A Holistic Event for the North Indian Tyre Market Singapore, 08 April 2016 – With India emerging as one of the most competitive market and emergence of new technologies and raw materials, growth opportunities for the tyre industry… more
    Editor 169
  • The Next Wave
    Apr 11, 2016 On the Cees

    The Next Wave

    The next global upswing won't be China-led, but it will be China supported as its long-term adjustment matures and stabilises. It won't be Europe or Japan-led either, though these will be mature followers in whatever transpires PROVIDED Europe… more
    Cees Bruggemans 112
  • MASTERDRIVING Alerts – On Road Safety
    Apr 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MASTERDRIVING Alerts – On Road Safety

    Strictly speaking car crashes are not accidents. To describe them as such is considered inaccurate by experts and some others who are increasingly looking to the media to stop labelling the bad things that happen on our roads and highways as… more
    Eugene Herbert, Group MD, RAC 135
  • SKF Technical Bulletin - VKML 85000 - Timing chain replacement
    Apr 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Technical Bulletin - VKML 85000 - Timing…

    Opel/Vauxhall Agila, Astra, Corsa, Meriva, Tigra - 1.0, 1.2, 1.4 petrol engines: GM made some design changes on the two camshaft pulleys fitted on the above applications. The first mounting includes sintered pulleys with integrated spacers, while… more
    Editor 140
  • Triple blow loads additional costs on road transport operators
    Apr 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Triple blow loads additional costs on road…

    The recent 30 cents a litre increase in the fuel levy which came into effect on 01 April 2016, another rise in interest rates and the recent consignor/consignee legislation will add more layers of cost on a transport industry that is struggling to… more
    Editor 152
  • The Next Big Buy
    Apr 07, 2016 On the Cees

    The Next Big Buy

    We all have skeletons in the cupboard, the Big One that got away, and ever since either shamefully forgotten about, or endlessly talked about (personalities differ). There is quite a bit of that in recent decades regarding shares buying, too. And… more
    Cees Bruggemans 142
  • Monroe on-line centenary trade promotion
    Apr 07, 2016 Events

    Monroe on-line centenary trade promotion

    As part of our Monroe centenary celebrations Tenneco is running this on-line promotion for all our trade customers. Take part in our Monroe Car Mechanic Simulator on-line game and your fastest time could win you a Monroe braai / cooler combo kit per… more
    Editor 334
  • New MEYLE-HD control arm kit to facilitate Audi repair
    Apr 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New MEYLE-HD control arm kit to facilitate Audi…

    “MEYLE Mechanics” video explains the MEYLE-HD principle Prize competition: Test your knowledge and win a MEYLE joint play tester Hamburg, April 2016. Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG has launched a new MEYLE-HD control arm kit catering for a wide range of… more
    Editor 148
  • Managing fuel efficiency in the face of rising costs
    Apr 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Managing fuel efficiency in the face of rising…

    The combination of challenging economic conditions, rising inflation, and a general increase in the price of fuel hits consumers hard. The latest round of fuel price hikes is a bitter pill to swallow, but there are ways to manage your fuel costs and… more
    Editor 160
  • Toyota Setsuna set to take the Milan Design Week by storm
    Apr 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota Setsuna set to take the Milan Design Week…

    It's a no brainer that modern day Milan in Italy has become synonymous with style, which makes it the perfect city to launch Toyota latest design marvel concept - Setsuna. To call it a "design marvel" is no exaggeration, as it is a drivable car that… more
    Editor 146
  • Mercedes-Benz is a proud Global Sponsor of the 80th Masters Tournament
    Apr 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz is a proud Global Sponsor of the…

    From April 7-10th, the world's best players will tee up at Augusta National Golf Club to contest the first Major of 2016. Demonstrating the integral role of Mercedes-Benz, Global Sponsor of the Masters Tournament, the field includes brand… more
    Editor 152
  • Left to Right - Mr Dineshan Moodley, Industry Executive -AIDC,  Mr Tony Gomes- Master Artisan -AIDC , Mr Alex Buthelezi- Master Artisan-AIDC, Ms Portia Mkhabela Department Manager Skills Development & Training-AIDC , Deputy Minister of Higher Education & Training, (DHET) Honourable Mduduzi Manana,  Ms Tsholofelo Mokotedi- Stakeholder Relations -EW Seta, Mr. Thamsanqa Maqubela, Executive Chairman-SACGC.
    Apr 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    AIDC hosts Deputy Minister of Higher Education at…

    The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) , in partnership with the South African Council for Graduate Cooperative (SACGC), hosted the Deputy Minister of Higher Education & Training, (DHET) Honourable Mduduzi Manana in Gauteng on 30 March… more
    Editor 136
  • Fuel Saving Tips
    Apr 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel Saving Tips from Avis

    In today’s economic climate, fuel efficiency is very important to vehicle owners, especially with the high fuel price increase expected for tomorrow (06 April). Avis Rent a Car provides a guide on how to lower your fuel spent and car emissions. more
    Editor 159
  • Understanding the petrol price
    Apr 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Understanding the petrol price

    Fuel Levy and RAF Levy make up big part of price at the pump As of Wednesday 06/04/2016, the cost of a litre of fuel shot up by between 81 cents a litre and 98 cents a litre depending on the fuel you use. Petrol 95 will increase by 88c/l, 93 by… more
    Automobile Association 162
  • The Company unveils its new “Groupe PSA” brand and adopts a new logo
    Apr 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The Company unveils its new “Groupe PSA” brand…

    The “Push to Pass” strategy effectively opens a new chapter in the Group’s history. As well as setting out strategic focuses and specific objectives, “Push to Pass” represents the first step towards achieving the Company’s vision, which is anchored… more
    Editor 136
  • “Push to Pass” performance and organic profitable growth plan
    Apr 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    “Push to Pass” performance and organic profitable…

    "Push to Pass" plan for the 2016-2021 period aims to meet customers' mobility needs by anticipating changes in car usage patterns. Driven by evolving customer expectations, the plan will transform the company in order to unleash its full potential,… more
    Editor 163
  • Ford Invests R2.5 Billion in South Africa to Build the All-New Everest SUV, Creating 1,200 New Jobs
    Apr 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Invests R2.5 Billion in South Africa to…

    Ford invests R2.5 billion ($170 million US dollars) in local production of the all-new Ford Everest seven-seat SUV and expansion of the new Ranger pickup program Expansion will create 1 200 new jobs in South Africa All-new Everest extended range to… more
    Editor 196
  • SARB as flexible targeter
    Apr 05, 2016 On the Cees

    SARB as flexible targeter

    In most of the rich world, central banks can be observed chasing interest rates into negative territory, with a third of bonds outstanding now generating negative yields. It is causing enormous problems for insurance companies and pension funds,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 134
  • Peugeot Design Lab and Expliseat to design the aircraft seats of the future
    Apr 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Peugeot Design Lab and Expliseat to design the…

    Peugeot Design Lab, a global brand design studio, and Expliseat, specialising in ultra-light aircraft seats for passengers, have teamed up to design a new generation of seats: the Titanium Seat NEO. Peugeot Design Lab has coordinated a team of… more
    Editor 158
  • KIA Motors and Total renew partnership
    Apr 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KIA Motors and Total renew partnership

    Total Lubricants will remain KIA’s recommended and exclusive partner for automotive lubricants for a further 5 years. (SEOUL) April, 2016 – KIA Motors Corporation and Total Lubricants recently renewed their strategic partnership agreement. For… more
    Editor 160
  • Dates, venues announced for South African Automotive Week
    Apr 04, 2016 Events

    Dates, venues announced for South African…

    Tshwane - Organisers have announced South Africa's 'Auto City', Tshwane, as the host for the 5th edition of South African Automotive Week will from October 11-13 this year. This year The Week, which includes a Business to Business matching programme… more
    Editor 198
  • Textar Brake Discs Now Available in Singles
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Textar Brake Discs Now Available in Singles

    Traditionally packed in pairs, Textar brake discs are now available as single units to address local demand from retailers and consumers. “Although we still recommend that brake discs be installed in pairs to maintain performance, comfort and… more
    Editor 152
  • A Time-Sitting Economic Policy
    Apr 04, 2016 On the Cees

    A Time-Sitting Economic Policy

    Time-sitters. People who have been left behind by events, but who succeed in keeping their jobs, sitting out their remaining time to pension, not contributing much though getting full pay and benefits. After last week’s events culminated in a… more
    Cees Bruggemans 133
  • Team @ Française de Mécanique assembled the site’s 300 000th Turbo PureTech engine
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Team @ Française de Mécanique assembled the…

    Teams at Française de Mécanique assembled the site’s 300 000th Turbo PureTech three-cylinder petrol engine on 19 March The engine is fitted on the Peugeot 208, 308, 2008 and 3008, the Citroën C3, C4, C4 cactus and C4 Picasso, and the DS 3 and DS 4.… more
    Editor 148
  • Fast and Furious star Michelle Rodriguez reaches 322km/h in new Jaguar F-TYPE SVR
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fast and Furious star Michelle Rodriguez reaches…

    Hollywood actress achieved VMax and her personal top speed in the fastest Jaguar ever Speed test took place on world’s fastest road race location in Nevada desert, USA. F-TYPE SVR from Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations combines reduced… more
    Editor 170
  • SA economy guidance
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SA economy guidance

    Besides many global influences working in on us, there have so far been only a few notable political events these past four months that have truly had a bearing on the economy, and how markets and economy may choose to respond to future events.… more
    Cees Bruggemans 137
  • Hyundai's i20 R5 rally car customer project reaches important milestone
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hyundai's i20 R5 rally car customer project…

    Hyundai Motorsport has reached an important new milestone with its New Generation i20 R5 car, having concluded its first ever tarmac test in March as part of four days of development work in the south of France. The arrival of warm, spring weather… more
    Editor 145
  • Biker Queen to feature at this year’s Light the Fire biking lifestyle festival
    Apr 04, 2016 Events

    Biker Queen to feature at this year’s Light the…

    Bringing a touch of royalty to this year’s Light the Fire biking lifestyle festival on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast from 30 April to 1 May will be Seipei ‘Biker Queen’ Mashugane of Double-Up Mzansi Style who will be interviewing fellow celebrities… more
    Editor 266
  • Fuel price higher as oil rallies
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel price higher as oil rallies

    Ongoing increases in international petroleum prices will combine with a 30 cents-a-litre increase in the fuel levy to give a hefty fuel price hike for April. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited… more
    Automobile Association 138
  • Resurrecting SA growth
    Apr 04, 2016 On the Cees

    Resurrecting SA growth

    What are the preconditions for resurrecting SA growth, which ones are for turning, and what timelines can we confidently expect? One can see at least six dimensions: global recovery (growth, export & commodity prices), Mother Nature (feast or… more
    Cees Bruggemans 152
  • Doing much better, Tx
    Apr 04, 2016 On the Cees

    Doing much better, Tx

    The rich world has underperformed markedly post-2008, to the point of driving China to change its development strategy, away from export-led infrastructure and industry investing towards homegrown household consumption needs. SA also underperformed… more
    Cees Bruggemans 131
  • Mercedes-Benz wins
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz wins "Red Dot Award: Product Design…

    Design prize for MULTIBEAM LED headlamps Stuttgart. Mercedes-Benz is a design trendsetter. This was confirmed for the Stuttgart-based company by the judges of the globally renowned design competition, who gave the "Red Dot Award" to the MULTIBEAM… more
    Editor 167
  • Ford Employs Specially Trained 'Engine Listeners' to Ensure Each New Ford Focus RS Hot Hatch is Running Flawlessly
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Employs Specially Trained 'Engine Listeners'

    Ford Employs Specially Trained 'Engine Listeners' to Ensure Each New Ford Focus RS Hot Hatch is Running Flawlessly Ford "engine listeners" perform special checks in sound-proofed cells to identify the tiniest engine issues as part of rigorous… more
    Editor 151
  • 800 years of loyal service at Volkswagen
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    800 years of loyal service at Volkswagen

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) honour employees with over 40 years of service Volkswagen South Africa recently honoured 20 of its employees with over 40 years of service. Twelve of the 20 long serving employees received their 40-year service… more
    Editor 157
  • Minister’s Easter road safety campaign great BUT…
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Minister’s Easter road safety campaign great BUT…

    While the Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, claims some success with the reduction of fatalities, it almost appears to be a hollow victory. Now that the results have sunk in, let this be the opportunity to act decisively against those who… more
    Editor 159
  • Iran’s Automotive Industry: A Slow Revival of the Second Largest Sector
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Iran’s Automotive Industry: A Slow Revival of the…

    By Coface, the international trade credit insure International trade credit insurer Coface says international sanctions have been limiting the development of Iran’s automotive industry which was previously the largest car producer in the Middle… more
    Editor 244
  • Hyundai's IONIQ model receives Red Dot Design Award
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hyundai's IONIQ model receives Red Dot Design…

    Hyundai Motor Company's groundbreaking new IONIQ model has been recognized for its outstanding design in the coveted Vehicle category of the Red Dot Design Awards, becoming the sixth Hyundai car to receive a Red Dot title in the last three years.… more
    Editor 149
  • Ford Donates Two Rangers to World Vision to Improve Health Care in Eastern Cape
    Apr 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Donates Two Rangers to World Vision to…

    Modified Rangers serve as mobile clinics, providing basic health care and education in remote areas Dispensing of chronic medication, plus nutrition and vaccination programme for children Two area development programmes projected to assist 30 000… more
    Editor 151
  • Vat die BTW
    Apr 03, 2016 The Phoenix

    Vat die BTW

    Pravin Gordhan’s 2016 budget presentation in late February seems to have pleased all and sundry. I could hardly find a negative pronouncement in the media. Deutsche Bank economist Danalee Masia’s comment encapsulated the general feeling, “It looks… more
    The Phoenix 170
  • Nicholas Nkosi – Head of Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance, Retail Banking
    Apr 03, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Standard Bank comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle…

    “New passenger vehicle sales continued to show pressure with a slightly worse than anticipated 13.4% drop year on year driven by a combination of the long Easter weekend, consumer pressure on affordability driven by interest rate and car price… more
    Editor 178
  • NAAMSA comment on the March, 2016 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Apr 03, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    NAAMSA comment on the March, 2016 South African…

    In amplification of the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of March, 2016 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry - the Association commented that new vehicle sales had deteriorated… more
    NAAMSA 157
  • Andrew Kirby appointed as president and ceo of Toyota SA Motors
    Apr 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Andrew Kirby appointed as president and ceo of…

    JOHANNESBURG: Toyota Motor Corporation (Japan) recently announced important structural changes within the global management structure which impacts on Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) and the Africa Region. The aforementioned restructure comes into… more
    Editor 168
  • Subaru adds new Social Integration Drive feature for Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat whilst driving
    Apr 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Subaru adds new Social Integration Drive feature…

    Dual camera system for video and image recording and social sharing Safer driving with both hands on the wheel Hot on the heels of Siri Eyes Free available in its 2016 model line-up, Subaru has introduced new functionality into its vehicle's… more
    Editor 177
  • Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell Vehicle becomes power plant for a home
    Apr 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell Vehicle becomes power…

    Researchers at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands engineered and installed an electrical outlet socket on a Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell Vehicle that converts the zero-emission fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) into a power plant… more
    Editor 167
  • Trendy new food trucks add to the BIG menu at Rand Show 2016
    Mar 30, 2016 Events

    Trendy new food trucks add to the BIG menu at…

    With so much to do at Joburg’s BIGGEST day out, you’re likely to work up quite an appetite. Luckily, as you’ve come to expect with the Rand Show, there’s something to suit the taste of every member of the family. And this year, some of the trendiest… more
    Editor 310
  • Barking good animal shows at the BIG Rand Show 2016
    Mar 30, 2016 Events

    Barking good animal shows at the BIG Rand Show…

    A must-go destination for all animal lovers this Easter holiday is the Rand Show, Joburg’s BIGGEST day out, where the Animal Kingdom has a number of animal stars just waiting to delight the whole family. The Animal Kingdom moves to a new venue this… more
    Editor 279
  • Perfect chemistry in the Science & Technology Lab at the BIG Rand Show 2016
    Mar 29, 2016 Events

    Perfect chemistry in the Science & Technology Lab…

    The Rand Show 2016’s Science & Technology Lab in Hall 8 is BIGGER than ever, with 5 000 sqm dedicated to science and tech exhibitions, and a stage with a full line-up of enthralling science shows. It’s going to be explosively good fun ... just what… more
    Editor 374
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa to host its first Black-Owned Supplier's Day
    Mar 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen Group South Africa to host its first…

    First Black-Owned Supplier's Day to be held at Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) in Uitenhage VWSA leads the way in sourcing Black Suppliers for Automotive Industry Volkswagen Group South Africa has invited black-owned suppliers to participate in… more
    Editor 203
  • Adjusting to the time change
    Mar 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Adjusting to the time change

    Hi Folks… In some parts of the world people are now getting ready to adjust their clocks – known sometimes as ‘daylight savings’ – which results in a disruption of sleep patterns and possible feelings of fatigue. One hour – not much – is all that it… more
    Eugene Herbert, Group MD, RAC 199
  • And now there is one… Toyota Mirai wins 2016 World Green Car Award
    Mar 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    And now there is one… Toyota Mirai wins 2016…

    The TOYOTA MIRAI was declared the 2016 World Green Car at a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show, Bridgestone Corporation, and Autoneum. Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is no stranger to the World Car Awards program – now… more
    Editor 287
  • Double win for Mazda
    Mar 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Double win for Mazda

    The Road to World Car journey ended today with the declaration of the MAZDA MX-5 as the 2016 World Car of the Year. The winner was announced during a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show, Bridgestone Corporation and… more
    Editor 244
  • More time for thrills at the BIG Rand Show fun fair
    Mar 29, 2016 Events

    More time for thrills at the BIG Rand Show fun…

    The Rand Show fun fair is a perennial favourite with visitors, with rides like the stomach-churning Turbo Force pendulum and the thrilling Looping Star rollercoaster always packed with shrieking show-goers. That’s why this year, the Rand Show is… more
    Editor 345
  • Rand hops along
    Mar 29, 2016 On the Cees

    Rand hops along

    The Rand has had a good short week, not weakening dramatically or giving any inkling of strengthening dramatically further. No Bulls or Bears, rather more a bunny (anticipating Easter?), hopping around indecisively in 15.20-15.50:$ and 17-17.40:€… more
    Cees Bruggemans 165
  • Angela’s Picnic – 3 April 2016 for lovers of classic cars
    Mar 29, 2016 Events

    Angela’s Picnic – 3 April 2016 for lovers of…

    The South African Motor Club Association (SAMCA) is having their annual Angela’s Picnic on Sunday, 3 April. The event is a non-commercial (no flea market or food stalls) aimed at the classic car fraternity and the lovers of classic cars. The event… more
    Editor 473
  •  This parking spot costs more than Jacob Zuma's salary
    Mar 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    This parking spot costs more than Jacob Zuma's…

    London, England - A parking spot in London is on sale for the equivalent of R7.7-million, that's one and a half times more than the average cost of a house in the UK. YourParkingSpace.co.uk, the UK’s leading online car-parking market place, has… more
    Editor 152
  • New Goodyear Ultra-High Performance Tyre: Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3
    Mar 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Goodyear Ultra-High Performance Tyre: Eagle…

    New Summer UHP Tyre with 2.6 meter shorter braking distance on wet roads¹ to help you stay in control The latest addition to a successful Eagle product family: Goodyear's premium offering for a growing UHP market Brussels, Belgium, March 2016 -… more
    Editor 177
  • Probe buys Dynamax to become the complete power package
    Mar 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Probe buys Dynamax to become the complete power…

    Probe Corporation has further extended its auto-electrical expertise through the acquisition of Dynamax, a niche operator with strong manufacturing capability in starters, alternators, field coils, solenoids, regulators and drives. Probe Corporation… more
    Editor 164
  • 8th Lusaka Happening Motor Show 2016
    Mar 29, 2016 Events

    8th Lusaka Happening Motor Show 2016

    We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the 8th Lusaka Happening Motor Show The event has established itself on the national calendar of annual events as the Biggest Motor Show of the country said the HON .Yamfwa D.Mukanga… more
    Editor 380
  • Dream line-up for King of the Hill and SuperCar Shootout
    Mar 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Dream line-up for King of the Hill and SuperCar…

    30 manufacturers represented, including Jaguar, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche Over 80 entries spanning eight classes, road and race cars New SuperCar Shootout for exotic sports cars and supercars Des Gutzeit back to defend King of the Hill title in… more
    Editor 222
  • Fed to turn less dovish?
    Mar 24, 2016 On the Cees

    Fed to turn less dovish?

    The Fed is currently very dovish, having come into line with market sentiments regarding limited need for rate tightening, given subdued growth & inflation performances, reducing the expected number of rate hikes this year to two (from four),… more
    Cees Bruggemans 211
  • Extreme stunts, latest top quality bikes, music, food and lots of family fun at the 2016 Light The Fire biking lifestyle experience
    Mar 24, 2016 Events

    Extreme stunts, latest top quality bikes, music,…

    The second annual Light The Fire biking lifestyle festival will bring the best entertainment, stunts and motorcycle exhibitions to the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast from 30 April to 1 May 2016. Sponsored by the KwaZulu Natal Department of Economic… more
    Editor 521
  • Subaru takes the crown as Best Overall Brand, Most Trusted Brand and Best Performance Brand
    Mar 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Subaru takes the crown as Best Overall Brand,…

    Kelley Blue Book, the leading provider of new and used vehicle information in the US, today announced that Subaru has won in three major categories of the 2016 Brand Image Awards including Best Overall Brand, Most Trusted Brand and Best Performance… more
    Editor 214
  • Sanral to send the sheriff to collect debt
    Mar 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Sanral to send the sheriff to collect debt

    You can run, but you can't hide - the SA National Roads Agency Limited is coming for you. The agency announced yesterday that it had started issuing summonses to individuals who had not settled their e-toll debt. The agency said the summonses would… more
    Leonie Wagner 215
  • Travel safely this Easter!
    Mar 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Travel safely this Easter!

    The arrival of the Easter holidays signals a well-earned break for many families as they head off across the country. Make safety your first priority, using these safe driving tips from Midas Johannesburg, March 2016 – The Easter holidays represent… more
    Editor 230
  • Hat-trick performance for Renault Worcester at 2015 dealer of the year awards
    Mar 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hat-trick performance for Renault Worcester at…

    André Roux and his team at Renault Worcester have scooped the marque's Dealer of the Year 2015 title for the third consecutive year. The Renault Seamans Port Elizabeth and Renault Pietermaritzburg dealerships took second and third places… more
    Editor 219
  • Practical diesel generator operation and maintenance technical training
    Mar 23, 2016 Events

    Practical diesel generator operation and…

    AFRICA INNOVATION TRAINING SOLUTIONS Complete attached registration form and return by Fax or Email Fax: 011 794 2063 or sihle@africaits.co.za For more details contact: Sihle: Hotline, +27 11 029 3539/ +27 11 794 6180 “Practical diesel generator… more
    Editor 526
  • Tips to keep motorists safe this Easter
    Mar 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tips to keep motorists safe this Easter

    While the country is continuously working to provide the best transport infrastructure, what remains a challenge is the high number of road accidents. According to the Department of Transport from the 1 December 2015 to 11 January 2016, 1,755 people… more
    Editor 242
  • General Motors South Africa Honours Dealers
    Mar 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    General Motors South Africa Honours Dealers

    DURBAN - General Motors South Africa (GMSA) named their five best dealers in the country over the weekend, at the annual dealer meeting held in Durban. Annually, dealers are recognised for their performance based on vehicle and parts sales, service,… more
    Editor 226
  • Messe Frankfurt and Dechema agree on a long-term extension of their partnership
    Mar 23, 2016 Events

    Messe Frankfurt and Dechema agree on a long-term…

    Achema will be taking place in Frankfurt through 2024 Achema, the world forum and leading show for the process industries, will be staying in Frankfurt. The organiser, Dechema Ausstellungs-GmbH, and Messe Frankfurt have agreed to continue their… more
    Editor 475
  • Crippling the SA economy
    Mar 23, 2016 On the Cees

    Crippling the SA economy

    Given the reported extent to which private interests have captured the SA state for their own benefit this past half decade, there is a major political challenge taking shape. It concerns the recapture of the state, even if the courts may have to be… more
    Cees Bruggemans 216
  • VWSA appoints first Female Production Unit Head
    Mar 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    VWSA appoints first Female Production Unit Head

    First Female Unit Head in Production Paint Shop to be led by first Female Production Unit Head March 2016, marked a significant day at VWSA as Faith Lelaka, took up the position of Unit Head of the Paint Shop. This is the first time a black woman… more
    Editor 222
  • Three Innovative Continental Products Honored with CLEPA Innovation Awards
    Mar 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Three Innovative Continental Products Honored…

    The MK C1, Road Database, and the Holistic Connectivity vehicle win Innovation Awards from the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) in Brussels Brussels/Frankfurt am Main, March 21, 2016. It is that time again – the winners of the… more
    Continental Corporation 187
  • SKF - How to mount and dismount wheel bearings using the SKF tool VKN 600, VKN 601 and VKN 602-1
    Mar 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF - How to mount and dismount wheel bearings…

    This 3d video shows the correct procedure for mounting and dismounting wheel bearings using the SKF tool VKN 600, VKN 601 and VKN 602-1 http://vsm.skf.com more
    Editor 373
  • Other-worldly behaviour
    Mar 21, 2016 On the Cees

    Other-worldly behaviour

    As the years shorten into months, and then weeks into days, after which even hours start to offer breathless testimony to the grossness of Man, it becomes difficult to keep a straight face. For the grossest turn or twist hasn't taken place, or there… more
    Cees Bruggemans 206
  • Pothole definition
    Mar 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Pothole definition

    Hi Folks… Recent rains in Gauteng and the subsequent appearance of potholes, avoiding which, has challenged even the most accomplished of drivers. No doubt some would describe those that appear on our roads as evidence of a meteor strike, capable,… more
    Eugene Herbert, Group MD, RAC 203
  • Textar Range Gains Momentum
    Mar 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Textar Range Gains Momentum

    Torre Parts and Components, the sole authorised Sub-Saharan Africa distributor for Textar brake friction products manufactured by TMD Friction, says the brand in gaining traction in the South African market. Textar is available for automotive, light… more
    Editor 231
  • NEF Boosts Black Women Participation in Fuel Service Station Business
    Mar 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    NEF Boosts Black Women Participation in Fuel…

    The National Empowerment Fund (NEF) has urged the liquid fuels industry to accelerate its Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) tempo while pledging increased financial support to intensify transformation with priority focus on black women participation… more
    Editor 280
  • Peugeot and Citroën join forces in Richards Bay
    Mar 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Peugeot and Citroën join forces in Richards Bay

    In 2014, Peugeot Citroën South Africa announced a corporate restructure to streamline its organisation and reshape the Company to improve efficiency, innovation and customer experience. In a confident move, the change brought about many… more
    Editor 224
  • Fuel to tick up as oil prices firm
    Mar 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel to tick up as oil prices firm

    The Automobile Association (AA) is predicting an increase of between 31 and 35 cents a litre for petrol, this to be added to the 30 cents a litre increase in the fuel levy which becomes effective from April. The AA, commenting on unaudited mid-month… more
    Automobile Association 270
  • Man up in the Man Cave at the BIG Rand Show 2016 #randshow
    Mar 21, 2016 Events

    Man up in the Man Cave at the BIG Rand Show 2016

    The Rand Show, Joburg's BIGGEST day out, gives dads and lads several great reasons to retreat into the Man Cave this Easter. The Rand Show's new destination for guys is sure to keep the boys well occupied this holiday season. Cuesportfever is… more
    Editor 676
  • The BIG Rand Show 2016: it's hall-to-hall BIG fun #randshow
    Mar 21, 2016 Events

    The BIG Rand Show 2016: it's hall-to-hall BIG fun…

    This Easter, you've simply got to pencil the BIG Rand Show into your family's calendar, because as Joburg's BIGGEST day out, it's going to be a great way to make memories with your family this holiday. For roughly what you'd pay to take the family… more
    Editor 808
  • KPMG contributes to the inclusive and consultative drafting process of King IV
    Mar 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KPMG contributes to the inclusive and…

    Johannesburg, March 2016 - While the final King IV Report is anticipated for release on 1 November 2016, the Draft King IV Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa 2016, issued by the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IODSA) was… more
    Editor 218
  • Goodyear Signs FIA Truck Racing Tyre Contract
    Mar 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear Signs FIA Truck Racing Tyre Contract

    Partnership underlines Goodyear's commitment to truck racing Brussels, March 17th, 2016 - Goodyear has signed a contract with the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) to become the exclusive tyre supply partner for the FIA European Truck… more
    Editor 237
  • The BMW Museum App – an innovative guide to the history of sheer driving pleasure.
    Mar 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The BMW Museum App – an innovative guide to the…

    New digital museum guide supports personalised, interactive tours of permanent and temporary exhibitions. It will be available free of charge from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store from January 2016 – in seven languages. Munich. With the new… more
    Editor 227
  • Jaguar Land Rover celebrates a classic future
    Mar 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jaguar Land Rover celebrates a classic future

    Jaguar Land Rover announces rebranded Jaguar Land Rover Classic business Formerly known as Jaguar Land Rover Heritage, the new business will provide classic cars, services, parts and experiences Renaming of business division better reflects Jaguar… more
    Editor 221
  • SARB lifts rates
    Mar 21, 2016 On the Cees

    SARB lifts rates

    SARB raised rates by 0.25%, repo rate to 7%, prime rate to 10.5%. Personally, I don't understand why SARB keeps referring to a “dilemma” as if having to choose or trade off between worse inflation and worsening growth, for clearly its policy is of… more
    Cees Bruggemans 230
  • Bridgestone stands tall in 85th year
    Mar 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Bridgestone stands tall in 85th year

    Bridgestone, which turned 85 at the beginning of March, remains the world's largest tyre manufacturer. The company, founded in 1931, employs more than 144 000 people in a business which is active in over 150 countries. Bridgestone took its name from… more
    Editor 235
  • Mercedes-Benz South Africa launches state of the art Learning Academy to boost skills profile in the region
    Mar 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa launches state of the…

    R130 million public-private investment - a major boost for the region MBSA Technical Training Centre transformed into a world-class Learning Academy Added skills pool to boost investor confidence Improving the pipeline of skilled artisans amongst… more
    Editor 415
  • Man cave motoring will tick all the boxes at Rand Show 2016
    Mar 18, 2016 Events

    Man cave motoring will tick all the boxes at Rand…

    The classic petrolhead display in the Man Cave - Hall 5's themed Big Boy's Toys paradisio at the Rand Show 2016 - will cater to all the latest genre tastes and trends in collectible motoring. The machines will include classic cars, sports cars,… more
    Editor 693
  • What to do in a flash flood
    Mar 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    What to do in a flash flood

    With the drought in certain parts of the country, many South Africans are relieved to see the heavy downfall of rain in Gauteng recently. Weather services have warned to expect more heavy rain this week in the late afternoons. While this is good… more
    Editor 275
  • Metair annual results highlight continuing strategic delivery
    Mar 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Metair annual results highlight continuing…

    Increasing dominance of energy storage business reduces cyclicality and lays foundation for global presence across five continents Third and final phase of strategic redesign process in progress Two distinct business verticals created (energy… more
    Editor 242
  • Extreme Rand tails
    Mar 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Extreme Rand tails

    With the Rand already severely undervalued at 16:$ (fair value nearer 10:$), current global and local events make it unlikely this will stabilise soon. Instead, either more severe undervaluation (increasing the discount) as compared to clawing back… more
    Cees Bruggemans 237
  • BMW Group publishes Sustainable Value Report 2015.
    Mar 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    BMW Group publishes Sustainable Value Report 2015.

    Munich March 2016. The BMW Group has released its new Sustainable Value Report 2015 to coincide with its Annual Accounts Press Conference on 16 March 2016. The BMW Group is firmly committed to the United Nations’ Global Compact and has implemented… more
    Editor 245
  • Hit the one way road with Budget this holiday
    Mar 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hit the one way road with Budget this holiday

    The hustle and bustle of the jungle that is the city getting you down? Why not escape it all and spend the upcoming Easter holidays at our beautiful coastal regions. If you’re looking for reliable transport at a fraction of the cost, then there’s… more
    Editor 222
  • A poor faltering start
    Mar 16, 2016 On the Cees

    A poor faltering start

    It has been a poor start to the year. Will it keep on worsening, as sector after sector keeps slipsliding away? Or will it be like the international picture, with the market story-telling far worse than the actual reality (at least in the US)?… more
    Cees Bruggemans 253
  • Comprehensive range of durable MEYLE engine mounts
    Mar 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Comprehensive range of durable MEYLE engine mounts

    Quality-tested materials ensure extended service life of safety-critical parts Video demonstrates benefits of MEYLE engine mounts Hamburg, March 2016. Committed to supplying independent workshops with high-quality repair solutions for every repair… more
    Editor 231
  • Understanding the petrol price
    Mar 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Understanding the petrol price

    Fuel Levy and RAF Levy make up big part of price at the pump In April the cost of a litre of fuel will be impacted by a 30 cents a litre increase in the Fuel Levy, announced by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan during his budget speech in February.… more
    Automobile Association 223
  • Struggling to pay your car instalments? Datsun has some advice
    Mar 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Struggling to pay your car instalments? Datsun…

    Most people experience a financial hardship at some stage of their lives. The determining factors in terms of how you get through this challenging period are your attitude and actions. If a financial crisis like a job loss means that you will not be… more
    Editor 293
  • FASA puts the spotlight on franchising
    Mar 15, 2016 Events

    FASA puts the spotlight on franchising

    The focus will be on franchising in the first week of April 2016 with the Franchise Association of South Africa celebrating the success of the franchise business format that contributes 12.5% to the country’s GDP. Ahead of the International… more
    Editor 782
  • Full range of models from special vehicle operations headed for South africa
    Mar 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Full range of models from special vehicle…

    Special Vehicle Operations heads up development of exclusive high-performance and bespoke luxury models SVO model range includes F-TYPE Project 7, F-TYPE SVR, Range Rover SVAutobiography and Range Rover Sport SVR Full range of SVO production models… more
    Editor 223
  • Keen competition for NADA Businessman of the year awards
    Mar 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Keen competition for NADA Businessman of the year…

    Medium Dealership Category: From left to right front – Gerhard van Zyl (NTT VW East London), Thys de Kock – Winner (BB Motors Ford Polokwane), Jurie du Plessis (BB Motors Nissan Tzaneen), Mannie Brockmann (McCarthy Toyota Empangeni). Back left: Jeff… more
    Editor 321
  • Let your feet speak for your heart
    Mar 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Let your feet speak for your heart

    National Tekkie Tax Day has been part of the South African calendar for the last three years and this time around we're celebrating it on Friday 27 May. This campaign gives you the opportunity to show with your feet where your heart lies. Choose… more
    Editor 459
  • Holts Tyreweld goes PINK for PinkDrive
    Mar 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Holts Tyreweld goes PINK for PinkDrive

    As part of Holts Tyreweld’s CSI initiative in South Africa, Holts announced that their Tyreweld product will be PINK going forward for the rest of 2016. Holts have partnered with PinkDrive and are delighted to announce that their aim is to donate up… more
    Editor 375
  • Bridgestone satisfied with Randfontein tyre check
    Mar 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Bridgestone satisfied with Randfontein tyre check

    Almost 89% percent of tyres examined in Bridgestone's first Tyre Check event of 2016 were correctly inflated. That's the encouraging feedback from Bridgestone's team of tyre specialists who checked 960 tyres on 240 vehicles in Randfontein in late… more
    Editor 222
  • New appointments in the Board of Management of Volkswagen Group South Africa
    Mar 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New appointments in the Board of Management of…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa has appointed two new Directors to its Board of Management. Stefan Mecha has succeeded Petra Hoffmann as the Director for Sales and Marketing. Henning Jens has taken over from Carsten Stapel as the Finance Director.… more
    Editor 289
  • BMW Golf Cup International: Team Taiwan triumphs.
    Mar 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    BMW Golf Cup International: Team Taiwan triumphs.

    Colin Montgomerie is guest of honour at the World Final of the largest international tournament series for amateur golfers. The exclusive Fancourt Golf Resort in George, South Africa hosted the World Final of the BMW Golf Cup International this… more
    Editor 258
  • A few Moody’s questions
    Mar 15, 2016 On the Cees

    A few Moody’s questions

    There are many opinions about the leading rating agencies, not all of them flattering. But is it possible they at least ask the right questions, an intimate probing that leaves many of us squirming uncomfortably? Moody’s two weeks ago put SA up for… more
    Cees Bruggemans 244
  • Powerful Symbolism
    Mar 15, 2016 On the Cees

    Powerful Symbolism

    In a traditional society with strong patriarchal features, thriving on patronage, to throw the rudder, turn things upside down, doing the unexpected, the humble thing, sends an all powerful message. Finance minister Gordhan started it last month… more
    Cees Bruggemans 216
  • KPMG 2016 Higher Education Conference – StatusQuoMustFall
    Mar 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KPMG 2016 Higher Education Conference –…

    South Africa’s “#FeesMustFall” protests, demanding the right to quality and accessible education, produced an unprecedented movement of student activism that rapidly swept across the country’s university campuses and cities, culminating in a march… more
    Editor 271
  • Buckling up in the back seat
    Mar 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Buckling up in the back seat

    Hi Folks… We are heading – pretty quickly – to the spate of long weekends and the inevitable increase of traffic on the national roads. This often means more adult passengers riding in the backseat as families’ head to holiday parties, shopping… more
    Eugene Herbert, Group MD, RAC 228
  • KTM Festival battlefields 2016
    Mar 11, 2016 Events

    KTM Festival battlefields 2016

    PURITY- "freedom from adulteration or contamination. PERFORMANCE- "the capabilities of a machine, product, or vehicle." ADVENTURE- "an unusual and exciting or daring experience." EXTREME- "reaching a high or the highest degree. These are just words… more
    Editor 846
  • Bask in the sun and sea these easter holidays
    Mar 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Bask in the sun and sea these easter holidays

    This year has gotten off to a busy start, so take some time off and relax at the sea these Easter holidays. Avis makes this possible with their One Way Special that will be running from 07 March to 23 March 2016, where you can drive yourself One Way… more
    Editor 266
  • Tyrexpo Africa 2016 seen as gateway to the South African tyre market
    Mar 11, 2016 Events

    Tyrexpo Africa 2016 seen as gateway to the South…

    10 March 2016, South Africa – The 6th edition of Tyrexpo Africa 2016 concluded today after three days of intense discussions, networking and knowledge exchange. Held at Sandton Convention Centre from 8-10 March 2016, the exhibition played host to… more
    Editor 660
  • When a crash investigator counts
    Mar 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    When a crash investigator counts

    Last weekend was a tragic one on our roads. There were three different crashes in three provinces. Ten people, including a baby, were killed in Limpopo. A crash in the Eastern Cape claimed the lives of six school children and a driver while in… more
    Editor 280
  • Avis salutes riders participating in the Absa Cape Epic
    Mar 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Avis salutes riders participating in the Absa…

    Avis is proud to once again partner with the world renowned Absa Cape Epic race as the official car rental supplier and sole sponsor of vehicles for the Premium Upgrade Package. The demanding eight day mountain bike stage race is set to take place… more
    Editor 230
  • Seven checks to carry out on your car before a road trip
    Mar 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Seven checks to carry out on your car before a…

    Whether you’re taking a short drive to the nearest B&B or gearing up for a lengthy family road trip, make sure your ride is ready before you head out on the open road. Imperial Auto has compiled a quick checklist for holidaymakers to work through… more
    Editor 256
  • BMW Group achieves record earnings in 2015
    Mar 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    BMW Group achieves record earnings in 2015

    New highs for sales volume, revenues and profit before tax +++ BMW Group achieves targets for financial year 2015 +++ Group revenues up 14.6% to € 92.2 billion +++ Group profit before tax exceeds 9 billion euros for first time +++ EBIT margin… more
    Editor 251
  • Uminathi Christian College Headmistress, Zanele Shange (left) cuts the ribbon to officially open one of the three new classrooms at her school. With her are Chief Mkhize of the Macala Gwala Traditional Council (middle) and Hilary Smith, GMSA regional sales manager, South Region.
    Mar 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Key Durban Supports Rural Community With a New…

    DURBAN - A dream to produce matriculants in the Eston community near Durban has finally been realised. Uminathi Christian College that was officially launched this year, was born out of the desperate need for a high school in the area. Previously,… more
    Editor 253
  • Bernard Hellberg, Greg Maruszewski, Chris de Kock
    Mar 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo XC90 Awarded 2016 WesBank / SAGMJ Car Of…

    Emperor’s Palace, Ekurhuleni: With a second win for the revered Swedish manufacturer, the Volvo XC90 took top honours at the 2016 WesBank / SAGMJ Car Of The Year announcement at a gala dinner hosted by WesBank, the competition’s headline sponsor, on… more
    Editor 261
  • The world exits panic?
    Mar 10, 2016 On the Cees

    The world exits panic?

    The world remains an anxious place, going by commentary endlessly analysing potential and scenarios for crisis. But perhaps things aren't as threatening as what they appear to be. Markets were screaming only two weeks ago that the world was ending.… more
    Cees Bruggemans 230
  • Car winner chooses money for studies instead of a job
    Mar 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Car winner chooses money for studies instead of a…

    Casey Hornsby, of Durban, not only won a new Tata Bolt after winning the recent Win-a-Bolt national promotion, but also got a very worthwhile contribution of R25 000 towards her studies. Ms. Hornsby, a second year B-Com. Student at Varsity College,… more
    Editor 224
  • Wesbank forecasts 2016 vehicle sales to fall 12%
    Mar 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Wesbank forecasts 2016 vehicle sales to fall 12%

    WesBank, South Africa’s leading vehicle financier, has forecast that total new vehicle sales will decline 12% this year. Compared to 2015’s industry total sales of 617 691 vehicles, 2016 will end the year with total sales of 543 306 units. The… more
    Editor 267
  • Start of Production: New twin turbo 3.0-liter V6 for Infiniti
    Mar 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Start of Production: New twin turbo 3.0-liter V6…

    Most powerful V6 engine Infiniti has ever offered `VR30´ featured in 2016 Q50 sports sedan and all-new Q60 sports coupe State-of-the-art engine manufacturing facility in Japan delivers highest quality Rolle, Switzerland – Production of the all-new… more
    Editor 222
  • Investing in safe water for African communities makes business sense for Jaguar land Rover
    Mar 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Investing in safe water for African communities…

    Nigel Clarke helps provide a child with safe drinking water at school for the first time as part of Jaguar Land Rover’s global CSR programme (Photo Credit Kate Holt). Jaguar Land Rover is growing and we take our role as a responsible corporate… more
    Editor 327
  • SEMA Applauds New Congressional Legislation to Protect Modified Motor Vehicles
    Mar 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SEMA Applauds New Congressional Legislation to…

    Bill Seeks to Overturn Threat to Modified Racecars and Parts Suppliers Washington, DC (March 8, 2016) – SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting today praised Congressional members for their introduction of a bipartisan bill that would protect… more
    Editor 244
  • Call for expressions of interest from black suppliers
    Mar 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Call for expressions of interest from black…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) invites suppliers in the automotive, defence, mining, agriculture, aerospace, railways, IT, engineering, renewable energy and service sectors to submit an application to participate in the inaugural VWSA… more
    Editor 280
  • 2004 - 2007 Subaru WRX AND Impreza models recalled for Takata airbag module inspection and/or replacement
    Mar 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    2004 - 2007 Subaru WRX AND Impreza models…

    In light of the recent news of Takata's potentially defective airbags, 2004 - 2007 Subaru Impreza and WRX models are being recalled for safety inspections and potential replacement of the front passenger airbag modules. Owners of these models are… more
    Editor 149
  • Tyrexpo Africa 2016 sharpens its focus to provide new business & knowledge sharing opportunities for South Africa’s growing automotive industry
    Mar 09, 2016 Events

    Tyrexpo Africa 2016 sharpens its focus to provide…

    Sharing opportunities for South Africa’s growing automotive industry The 6th edition of Tyrexpo Africa 2016 opened yesterday, announcing the introduction of three new focused business segments and two new knowledge exchange platforms. The three new… more
    Editor 593
  • A break in the clouds?
    Mar 09, 2016 On the Cees

    A break in the clouds?

    One could easily be mistaken, be premature by a mile, with car sales prospects this year lowered by another 10%, agriculture deeply suppressed by drought (lowest rainfall country wide since 1961, in south western Cape since 1921), manufacturing… more
    Cees Bruggemans 233
  • Explained: the relationship between the battery and the alternator
    Mar 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Explained: the relationship between the battery…

    When you climb into your car, turn on the ignition and start driving only to find your lights, electric windows or windscreen wipers aren’t working, your first thought will probably be that your battery is on the blink. But this isn’t always the… more
    Editor 233
  • Continental Wins Back-to-Back Summer Tyre Tests
    Mar 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Wins Back-to-Back Summer Tyre Tests

    High Risk Exposed with Cheap Tyres Continental ContiSportContact 5 ranked top performer in 2016 GTÜ summer tyre test against 13 competitors Rated "far and away the best" tyre in 14-way Autozeiting shootout Best in braking and handling, in both wet… more
    Editor 283
  • 2016 World's Most Ethical Company
    Mar 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    2016 World's Most Ethical Company

    DEARBORN, Mich., March 2016 - Ford Motor Company was today named a 2016 World's Most Ethical Company for the seventh consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.… more
    Editor 348
  • BMW Group firmly in the driver seat as it pioneers the Next 100 Years of Mobility
    Mar 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    BMW Group firmly in the driver seat as it…

    The double-kidney grille and trademark blue-and-white propeller blade logo that has become the embodiment of luxury, had its genesis 100 years ago in 1916. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG ( BMW) celebrates its Centenary at its Munich headquarters today… more
    Editor 278
  • Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Mar 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Distracted driving: Are you guilty?

    We might feel powerless when faced with some of the dangers of South Africa’s roads, but there is something we can all do to protect ourselves and make the roads a little safer: We can make sure we’re not distracted while driving. Are you guilty of… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 248
  • Bouncing commodity bottom?
    Mar 07, 2016 On the Cees

    Bouncing commodity bottom?

    The global commodity bust since 2011 has been relentless, with mining commodity Dollar indices halving as the Chinese-induced supercycle was undone in relatively short order from both the demand and supply side. But the more extreme the sell-off,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 241
  • New European crisis brewing
    Mar 07, 2016 On the Cees

    New European crisis brewing?

    It may turn out to be nothing, despite the media hype. But then again it could be more serious than ever imagined. With what implications for the Euro? For ECB support actions? For the state of global risk markets? For gold, Rand and SARB interest… more
    Cees Bruggemans 244
  • Emotional drivers much more likely to crash
    Mar 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Emotional drivers much more likely to crash

    Hi Folks… There are some really “choice” expressions that South Africans use when driving, some of which are no doubt a reflection of frustrations, dissatisfaction or pressures brought about while working. While we have been advised that these are… more
    Eugene Herbert, Group MD, RAC 252
  • Goodyear Recognised by Fortune as World's Most Admired Tyremaker
    Mar 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear Recognised by Fortune as World's Most…

    AKRON, Ohio, March, 2016 - Goodyear, for the fourth year in a row, has been recognised as the world's most admired tyremaker by Fortune magazine. Among companies in Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies' Motor Vehicle Parts category, Goodyear was… more
    Editor 271
  • Managed SA non-austerity
    Mar 07, 2016 On the Cees

    Managed SA non-austerity

    The outline of the 2016 ‘Rescue’ Budget is becoming clearer. Appearing more and more to be in the nature of a down-payment in 2016, with the harder parts to be attempted in 2017-2018? And the crucial question: can we believe the intentions? And… more
    Cees Bruggemans 241
  • The Mercedes-Benz Bokeh Film Festival set to raise the bar again
    Mar 07, 2016 Events

    The Mercedes-Benz Bokeh Film Festival set to…

    Style icons, fashion aficionados and film fanatics are advised to clear their schedules between the 21-23 April 2016, as the new Aquarium in the V&A Waterfront plays host to the ever glamorous annual Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International… more
    Editor 730
  • Get h[app]y with MasterDrive
    Mar 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Get h[app]y with MasterDrive

    All the convenience and useful information you associate with MasterDrive is now available in an app. When users download the app they will get easy and immediate access to the worlds of MasterDrive, MasterTrucker, MasterDriver or MasterBiker. The… more
    Editor 303
  • Continental Receives Top 50 Award from Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality
    Mar 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Receives Top 50 Award from Nelson…

    Continental a 'Top Achiever' in local municipality's Top 50 Company Awards One of the region's leading employers, investors and exporters Only company to supply OE tyres to all seven local vehicle manufacturers in SA PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa,… more
    Editor 275
  • Goodyear South Africa recognised as top company by Nelson Mandela Bay municipality
    Mar 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear South Africa recognised as top company…

    Goodyear South Africa has been recognised by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) as one of the Top 50 companies in the region at an award ceremony on March 3, 2016. The Municipality recognised and honoured top Nelson Mandela Bay based… more
    Editor 281
  • BUSINESS VENTURE - GEORGIA
    Mar 04, 2016 Events

    BUSINESS VENTURE - GEORGIA

    INFORMATION SESSION - BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN GEORGIA NEASA, in conjunction with the Capital City Business Chamber and the Ambassador of Georgia, is pleased to invite you to an information session. This is aimed at encouraging participation in… more
    Editor 902
  • Shell and NEF transform retail in petroleum industry
    Mar 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Shell and NEF transform retail in petroleum…

    Shell Oil Company, one of South Africa’s leading petroleum products suppliers and the National Empowerment Fund (NEF), an agency of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) tasked with fostering empowerment, have entered into a co-operative… more
    Editor 569
  • Avis sponsors Cape Town cycle tour 2016
    Mar 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Avis sponsors Cape Town cycle tour 2016

    Avis is pleased to announce that it will once again be partnering with the Cape Town Cycle Tour as the official car rental supplier, taking place in Cape Town on the 6th of March 2016. The Cape Town Cycle Tour is an annual cycle race hosted in Cape… more
    Editor 304
  • The award ceremony held on 18th, February (Left) Mr. Hiroshi Saito, Honda Motor’s General Manager of the Purchasing Global Operations Planning Office(Worldwide) (Right) Yutaka Yamaguchi, Bridgestone’s Vice President and Senior Officer Responsible for Safety, Disaster Prevention and Quality
    Mar 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Bridgestone Corporation Receives Environmental…

    Bridgestone Corporation announced that it has received an Environmental Award from Honda Motor Co., Ltd (Honda Motor). The award ceremony was held on February 18 at Bridgestone’s Tochigi Plant. At the ceremony, Bridgestone’s Vice President and… more
    Editor 306
  • Vehicle licensing problems need urgent attention
    Mar 03, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Vehicle licensing problems need urgent attention

    Chaotic scenes may result in thousands of unlicensed vehicles It is our understanding that the issuing of the vehicle license renewal letters relates to the control of the electronic National Traffic Information System (eNaTIS). The system is… more
    Automobile Association 287
  • The countdown to Africa’s biggest entrepreneurial expo begins
    Mar 03, 2016 Events

    The countdown to Africa’s biggest entrepreneurial…

    Africa’s largest, most successful, and much anticipated entrepreneurial expo is back in Johannesburg on 10 March at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand. As a highlight of the South African business calendar, My Business Expo presents an… more
    Editor 857
  • Dancing on the ceiling
    Mar 03, 2016 On the Cees

    Dancing on the ceiling

    Dancing atop a dying body? The economy still has many innate strengths, in terms of installed capacity, and some 11 million skilled, experienced labour and a further 4 million informally employed. You can do something imaginative with such resource… more
    Cees Bruggemans 281
  • Goodyear unveils Eagle-360, a visionary tyre concept for future autonomous vehicles
    Mar 03, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear unveils Eagle-360, a visionary tyre…

    Unique spherical shaped concept tyre highlights ultimate manoeuvrability, safety and connectivity Geneva, Switzerland, March, 2016- After 117 years of making tyres, Goodyear presented a vision of a future tyre that looks radically different from… more
    Editor 387
  • The history of the BMW Group: 100 years of fascination for mobility.
    Mar 03, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The history of the BMW Group: 100 years of…

    Table of contents. 100 years of BMW (Summary) ...............................................................................................2 Choosing independent pathways:Creativity and courage for innovative solutions.… more
    Editor 311
  • Running on petrol fumes
    Mar 03, 2016 On the Cees

    Running on petrol fumes

    It is getting to be thin gruel indeed. The 4Q15 tells us the SA economy is in deep trouble in places, while having little momentum left in others and that little is now steadily being cut off. The sense of drifting into recession this year is a… more
    Cees Bruggemans 285
  • Volvo Cars introduces Polestar Performance Parts
    Mar 03, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Cars introduces Polestar Performance Parts

    Volvo cars are set for even more driving enjoyment with the introduction of Polestar Performance Parts. Engineered by Polestar, Polestar Performance Parts offer a wide range of extensively developed enhancements for the Volvo V40, S60, V60 and XC60… more
    Editor 311
  • Supa Quick races to 30th birthday
    Mar 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Supa Quick races to 30th birthday

    What's red and white, and sells 1.6 million tyres a year? The Supa Quick chain of tyre outlets, which celebrates its 30th birthday this year. The Bridgestone-backed chain started life in 1986 with a single outlet in Port Elizabeth, and has grown to… more
    Editor 482
  • NAAMSA comment on the February, 2016 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Mar 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    NAAMSA comment on the February, 2016 South…

    In amplification of the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of February, 2016 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry - the Association commented that new vehicle sales had registered… more
    NAAMSA 316
  • Volvo CEO: The best is still to come
    Mar 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo CEO: The best is still to come

    The pace of change at Volvo Cars will remain undiminished in coming years despite recent success in tripling its operating profit in 2015 to SEK6.6bn (~R12bn), according to Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive. Speaking at the 86th Geneva… more
    Editor 354
  • PSA Peugeot Citroën and NGOs publish results of first real-world fuel economy test
    Mar 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    PSA Peugeot Citroën and NGOs publish results of…

    PSA Peugeot Citroën is fulfilling its transparency commitments to customers. In connection with the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show, it is releasing the initial results on real-world fuel consumption for three models. This initiative is a world… more
    Editor 352
  • Peugeot Recommended Retail Prices - March 2016
    Mar 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Peugeot Recommended Retail Prices - March 2016

    Please click the link below to view the price list. Click here more
    Editor 543
  • The best chance to visit CAPAS now!
    Mar 02, 2016 Events

    The best chance to visit CAPAS now!

    Enjoy the fair with a free 2 night stay and factory visit CAPAS 2016 will be held from 19 – 21 May 2016 at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center. The fair is expected to host over 730 exhibitors from around the… more
    Editor 953
  • Leasing can seem more expensive, but actually saves money
    Mar 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Leasing can seem more expensive, but actually…

    Traditionally, South Africans buy their cars outright and tend to shun the option of leasing them. The owners of local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are no different – most prefer to buy rather than to lease. They may however, just be choosing… more
    Editor 303
  • RGMPowered, March 2016
    Mar 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    RGMPowered, March 2016

    With our compliments: here's a link to RGMPowered, March 2016, our latest newsletter and, as usual, it is full of worthwhile news about tuning and servicing fine cars. Alternatively, download the PDF version below these bullet points. In this issue:… more
    Editor 288
  • Deciding the Century
    Mar 02, 2016 On the Cees

    Deciding the Century

    Clearly things aren't quite normal in a constitutional democracy when the head of state runs the place like a fiefdom, sharing its spoils with cronies, who dig ever deeper in, eventually committing sufficient overreach to trigger a reaction. By… more
    Cees Bruggemans 307
  • Shell gives away 5 BMWs
    Mar 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Shell gives away 5 BMWs

    Five Shell customers drove away in new BMW cars on Friday after winning a competition run at Shell service stations throughout South Africa. A celebratory handover of these 5 BMWs to the lucky winners was held at the Shell Bryanston Service Station,… more
    Editor 359
  • Manageable global tensions
    Feb 29, 2016 On the Cees

    Manageable global tensions

    It is no use ignoring it. Financial markets these past few weeks have steadily started pricing in a US recession later this year. Equity market selloffs discount a 30% chance of it happening. With stock markets famously predicting nine out of the… more
    Cees Bruggemans 299
  • The Mask Must Fall
    Feb 29, 2016 On the Cees

    The Mask Must Fall

    The essence of the SA story is traditionalism and modernity. They sit uneasily together. Indeed, you can't have both. In the end, it is a choice that determines how society evolves. This is not unique to SA. In some form or other this choice is… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 298
  • Order in the House
    Feb 29, 2016 On the Cees

    Order in the House

    What is the world coming to? Parliament behaving like an out-of-control kindergarten where the headmistress likes hats but is clearly somewhat out of her depth. Some of our universities creating the impression of battlefields. Our national politics… more
    Cees Bruggemans 310
  • Denise van Huyssteen - General Manager of Communications for GM Africa and Middle East Operations
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GM Consolidates its Africa and Middle East…

    Denise van Huyssteen to steer Communications for GM Africa and Middle East Operations PORT ELIZABETH - General Motors Africa General Manager Communications and Public Relations, Denise van Huyssteen, had been given expanded responsibilities with her… more
    Editor 318
  • First new E-Class rolls off the production line in Sindelfingen
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    First new E-Class rolls off the production line…

    The Mercedes-Benz plant in Sindelfingen has begun production of the world's most intelligent business saloon, taking another important step along the road to accident-free and autonomous driving. Markus Schäfer, Member of the Divisional Board of… more
    Editor 314
  • Dr. David Masondo, CEO, AIDC and Mr. Hiroyuki Kinomoto, Chief Representative, JICA, signed a Memorandum of Collaboration outlining the partnership between both organisations.
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    AIDC and JICA launch support programmes to…

    The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), have collaborated on a programme to dispatch automotive experts from Japan to South Africa, to provide technical expertise and training to develop… more
    Editor 324
  • From Left - Calvyn Hamman, Sen VP of Sales and Marketing; Andrew Kirby, Executive VP; Vivian Mohohlo - Lexus Centurion; Dr Johan van Zyl, Pres and CEO; Yu Asano, GM Africa; and Hitoshi Muramoto, Exec VP and CCO
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    2015 Lexus dealer awards - the best of the best

    Dealerships recognised for its relentless pursuit of perfection When you are part of a world class dealer network recognised globally and in South Africa for its relentless Pursuit of Perfection, it is truly impressive to be awarded the Lexus Dealer… more
    Editor 439
  • From Left - Calvyn Hamman, Sen VP of Sales and Marketing; Andrew Kirby, Exec VP; Danny Govender - Thekwini Toyota Dbn; Dr Johan van Zyl, Pres and CEO; Yu Asano, GM Africa; and Hitoshi Muramoto, Exec VP and CCO
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota celebrates top performing dealers

    Thekwini Toyota Durban is the 2015 Toyota Dealer of the Year Thekwini Toyota Durban was recognised for their exceptional performance in 2015 and awarded the 2015 Toyota Dealer of the Year. This marks a first for this dealership. "This award to Danny… more
    Editor 333
  • Weather-related traffic deaths - what studies show
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Weather-related traffic deaths - what studies show

    One, of the many, challenges road safety practitioners in South Africa encounter is the lack of qualified research data regarding crashes, particularly factors which may impact on the number and severity of crashes. AAA Foundation, in the US, has… more
    Editor 269
  • Obfuscated Clarity
    Feb 29, 2016 On the Cees

    Obfuscated Clarity

    It couldn't be clearer. In the private sector where money rules they expect you to show clarity, even if circumstances may arise where a bit of light obfuscation is in order. Know what I mean? In the public sector, where politics rules and far too… more
    Cees Bruggemans 311
  • Happy Jele, (Orlando Pirates) surprises Uber driver-partners, pictured here with Alon Lits, Uber's Regional General Manager
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    UBER celebrates driver-partners with Partner…

    Technology Company, Uber, celebrated driver-partners in Johannesburg during a week-long Partner Appreciation Week hosted at WesBank, which took place on the 23 - 27 February. The event saw thousands of Uber driver-partners attending. Uber invited… more
    Editor 382
  • Minister Pravin Gordhan gallantly presents a difficult budget
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Minister Pravin Gordhan gallantly presents a…

    The much anticipated 2016 National Budget Address brings feelings of reprieve on the decision by National Treasury to not increase VAT, companies and personal income taxes - where sin taxes, increase in the general fuel levy, the introduction of a… more
    Editor 299
  • VWSA bids farewell to longest serving woman
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    VWSA bids farewell to longest serving woman

    Current longest serving VWSA Employee retires after 47 years On 1 April 1969, Julia Potgieter walked into Volkswagen for the first time, 47 years later, she will be retiring from Volkswagen with her head held high after an amazing career. At a… more
    Editor 293
  • Inspiration and innovation in the spotlight at Build a Business Live
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Inspiration and innovation in the spotlight at…

    Experience entrepreneurial entertainment at its finest The 2016 My Business Expo is set to showcase the very best in entrepreneurial inspiration and innovation at the unmissable Build a Business Live event. Taking place in Johannesburg on 10 March… more
    Editor 300
  • KPMG: Impact of the administrative proposals in the 2016 Budget on individual provisional taxpayers
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KPMG: Impact of the administrative proposals in…

    Pravin Gordhan, South Africa’s Finance Minister stated in the 2016 Budget that South Africa has built one of the most effective tax authorities in the world. He emphasised that the electronic filing platforms and the normal tax collection mechanisms… more
    Shohana Mohan, AD: GMS & ETA at KPMG 280
  • Changes to the board of directors and board committees
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Changes to the board of directors and board…

    In accordance with paragraph 3.59 of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, Metair shareholders are hereby advised of the following changes to the directors of the Metair board (the ?Board?) and Board committees. 1. Appointments to the Board… more
    Editor 409
  • Autopromotec 2017: the 27 edition is well underway
    Feb 29, 2016 Events

    Autopromotec 2017: the 27 edition is well underway

    The show is shaping up to draw a wider international attendance The Autopromotec organizing machine is now in full swing towards the 27th edition of the most specialized international exhibition of automotive equipment and aftermarket products,… more
    Editor 965
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa comments on Minister Gordhan's 2016 Budget speech
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen Group South Africa comments on…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa welcomes the tone and direction of the 2016 Budget presented today by Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan. The clear focus on reduced government spending and plans to review the future as well as the role of some of the… more
    Editor 310
  • Prevention is better than cure
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Prevention is better than cure

    Like many chronic illnesses, trauma is also something we should try prevent rather than cure. Since early 2012, this is the exact approach Netcare took with their Trauma Intervention Programme. It started as a requirement for emergency departments… more
    Editor 295
  • PSA triples its recurring operating income and completes its turnaround
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    PSA triples its recurring operating income and…

    5% recurring operating margin from the Automotive division in 2015 €3.8 billion operational free cash flow generated in 2015, totalling €6 billion in two years All targets exceeded: PSA has completed its reconstruction plan ahead of schedule The… more
    Editor 281
  • Three icons feature in historic Land Rover expedition
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Three icons feature in historic Land Rover…

    Kingsley Holgate to tackle the infamous Sani Pass before it is paved Land Rover Series I vehicles to carry expedition team into Lesotho Humanitarian campaign will see reading glasses distributed in rural villages Land Rover ambassador and Africa’s… more
    Editor 566
  • Mahindra SA lights up lives
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mahindra SA lights up lives

    Mahindra South Africa has initiated a social responsibility program in conjunction with Rotary South Africa to light up the lives of less fortunate matric pupils. The program involves the donation of a solar power and battery-operated lamp, as well… more
    Editor 300
  • Popular cricketers Kagiso Rabada and Dale Steyn named Nissan brand ambassadors in South Africa
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Popular cricketers Kagiso Rabada and Dale Steyn…

    Nissan has named legendary fast bowler Dale Steyn and rising star Kagiso Rabada as brand ambassadors to further add to the company’s global sponsorship deal with the International Cricket Council (ICC). Steyn has been the leader of the South African… more
    Editor 326
  • AIDC and Siemens acknowledge artisan and engineering graduates
    Feb 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    AIDC and Siemens acknowledge artisan and…

    The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) and Siemens (Pty) Ltd recognised 70 graduates from a joint Skills Development programme at a Commemoration Ceremony hosted in Johannesburg. The joint venture between Siemens and the AIDC kicked off… more
    Editor 364
  • Fuel cheer this month at pumps
    Feb 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel cheer this month at pumps

    Picture at end of March will not be as rosy Lower international petrol prices, and a stronger Rand / US dollar exchange rate, have combined to create a pleasing 70 cents a litre drop for petrol. This was according to the Automobile Association (AA),… more
    Automobile Association 294
  • Announcement of NAAMSA office bearers for the year 2016
    Feb 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Announcement of NAAMSA office bearers for the…

    NAAMSA announces that, at the Annual General Meeting of the Association held in Johannesburg on 25th February, 2016 Mr Mike Whitfield, Managing Director, Nissan South Africa (Pty) Ltd was elected as President of NAAMSA for the year 2016. Mr Jeff… more
    NAAMSA 343
  • NAAMSA media release on the 2016 / 2017 budget
    Feb 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    NAAMSA media release on the 2016 / 2017 budget

    Commenting on the budget proposals announced today by the Minister of Finance, Dr Pravin Gordhan, in Parliament – the President of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) – Dr Johan Van Zyl said that against the… more
    NAAMSA 307
  • An Overdue Hat-Trick
    Feb 26, 2016 On the Cees

    An Overdue Hat-Trick

    A hat-trick is for the same player to score three times in one game. What is our overdue hat-trick, for which we have been waiting for years (decades even)? There are three things that govern our growth process: the outside world, the quality of our… more
    Cees Bruggemans 306
  • Countdown: 1 month to go ASEAN's Largest Trade Show for Automotive Industry 2016
    Feb 26, 2016 Events

    Countdown: 1 month to go ASEAN's Largest Trade…

    INAPA 2016 Jakarta The 8th Indonesia International Auto Parts, Accessories and Equip Exhibition 2016 29 March - 1 April 2016, JIExpo Jakarta-Indonesia Held in Conjunction: IIBT 2016 - The Indonesia's Leading Trade Show for Bus, Truck & Component… more
    Editor 864
  • Subaru excels in the latest consumer reports results for 2016
    Feb 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Subaru excels in the latest consumer reports…

    Released on 23 February 2016, the latest Consumer Reports results placed Subaru second overall out of thirty brands that form part of the Consumer Reports evaluation. Only two points behind the first placed car manufacturer, Subaru's results for… more
    Editor 306
  • A Startlingly Mild Budget
    Feb 25, 2016 On the Cees

    A Startlingly Mild Budget

    No major bold strategic moves. Instead, promises of spending reductions, procurement savings and tax increases allowing measured budget deficit reduction, and some budget reprioritisation, while shielding the little growth still left in the economy.… more
    Cees Bruggemans 303
  • Waste tyres – the new coal
    Feb 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Waste tyres – the new coal

    REDISA is proving that the use of alternative fuels in cement manufacturing makes good business sense for the industry, at the same time remediating the environment of waste tyres. According to a report by Accenture on the construction industry… more
    Editor 625
  • Safeline heavy duty brake pad awarded double stamp of approval
    Feb 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Safeline heavy duty brake pad awarded double…

    Safeline Brake Pads continues to set the benchmark in braking systems with the announcement of both SABS and E-Mark certification for their D7001 heavy duty brake pad. The D7001 fits the Mercedes Actros, DAF XF, IVECO Stralis and IVECO Trakker… more
    Editor 417
  • More Pro, more Ride
    Feb 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    More Pro, more Ride

    Thule’s iconic ProRide 591 – the most popular roof-mounted bike carrier in the world – has been upgraded. Its successor, the ProRide 598, takes safety and ease of use to the next level and has been re-engineered for the changes that have taken place… more
    Editor 332
  • What to do after a car accident that's not your fault
    Feb 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    What to do after a car accident that's not your…

    Few things equal the frustration and inconvenience of someone running into your car. It sets off a chain reaction of phone calls, insurance quotes, panel beaters and rental cars, not to mention having to pay the excess on your insurance. While all… more
    Editor 322
  • Winning entry earns Jaguar Land Rover staff member a trip of a lifetime to assist with providing safe water to 300 000 school pupils in Kenya
    Feb 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Winning entry earns Jaguar Land Rover staff…

    New Global CSR project gave 300,000 school pupils in the Bungoma region of Kenya access to safe water, helping improve their health, education and employment prospects The project was delivered by ClimateCare and Vestergaard, using the LifeStraw… more
    Editor 483
  • Sluggishness with a Volatile Mix
    Feb 25, 2016 The Phoenix

    Sluggishness with a Volatile Mix

    Every quarter Econometrix presents an economic analysis to its clients, and the information supplied plays an important role in the business decisions and strategic direction of these clients, for the short, medium and long term. aBr attended the… more
    The Phoenix 308
  • Ford Expands Ford Smart Mobility at Mobile World Congress
    Feb 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Expands Ford Smart Mobility at Mobile World…

    Unveils New Kuga, Confirms SYNC 3, FordPass for Europe Ford today reveals the new Kuga SUV and announces its SYNC 3 connectivity technology comes to Europe this year; Ford also continues to expand Ford Smart Mobility - the company's plan to be a… more
    Editor 365
  • What's negotiable…?
    Feb 25, 2016 On the Cees

    What's negotiable…?

    What tendencies can be turned? What is likely set in concrete, at least short term? SA output is struggling in diverse ways, either minimally advancing or steadily falling off, in places with severe employment and income implications. Much of it in… more
    Cees Bruggemans 312
  • Invigorating Wake-Up Call
    Feb 23, 2016 On the Cees

    Invigorating Wake-Up Call

    It came as an utter surprise, and shouldn't have done, considering the 1990s antecedent. This business of overreach, of completely driving something into the ground, only to reverse direction. But is the reversal so complete? Or is it merely a… more
    Cees Bruggemans 335
  • Reversing tips
    Feb 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Reversing tips

    Distracted drivers, bad weather and a myriad of other challenges face drivers when completing -what at glance – may appear to be a simple task. In recent times we have noted a growing trend in the number of “reversing crashes” which have, in part,… more
    Eugene Herbert, Group MD, RAC 389
  • Mahindra releases advanced smartphone app for New Age XUV 500 owners
    Feb 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mahindra releases advanced smartphone app for New…

    Mahindra has underlined the advanced nature of its New Age XUV 500 sports utility vehicle with the introduction of a dedicated mobile phone app. Developed by Mahindra & Mahindra's in-house software development team, the app has been customised for… more
    Editor 345
  • Mercedes-Benz After-Sales South Africa is overall winner in the Champions League
    Feb 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz After-Sales South Africa is overall…

    Mercedes-Benz After-Sales South Africa is overall winner in the Champions League Being competitive is beneficial to any industry as it sets the benchmark. Being competitive within one's own global organization is an advantage as it instils passion… more
    Editor 439
  • America’s 2017 President
    Feb 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    America’s 2017 President

    There is still much choice at this early stage as to who will become America’s next President. For the outside world this may matter more than for America itself. For at home, the President has to share space with the Congress, its House of… more
    Cees Bruggemans 329
  • Volvo Car Group trebles profit in 2015
    Feb 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Car Group trebles profit in 2015

    Operating profit trebles to around R12 billion in 2015 Turnaround driven by new product wave, kicked-off by all-new XC90 New US manufacturing facility to strengthen capacity from 2018; sales target of 800 000 units in sight Volvo Car Group trebled its… more
    Editor 327
  • Volvo Cars - the first manufacturer to launch a car without a key
    Feb 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Cars - the first manufacturer to launch a…

    For decades, drivers have been accustomed to accessing and driving cars with physical keys. But no longer. In a ground-breaking move for the automotive industry, Volvo Cars plans to become the world's first car manufacturer to offer cars without… more
    Editor 316
  • Car Wash Road Safety Fundraising Event
    Feb 21, 2016 Events

    Car Wash Road Safety Fundraising Event

    Guild members are invited to support the Car Wash Road Safety Fundraising event of Wheel Well on 27 February 2016. Wheel Well, supported by the Guild, runs the Car Seats for Kids campaign, highlighting the importance of securing children in car… more
    Editor 1103
  • Crisis? What Crisis?
    Feb 21, 2016 On the Cees

    Crisis? What Crisis?

    The year started badly in global financial markets, but by mid-quarter 1Q16 (a mere six weeks into the selling frenzy) one wonders what the fuss was about. American recession? Chinese collapse? Oil at zero? Banks bankrupted? Bank bond holders… more
    Cees Bruggemans 344
  • Mazda SA wins
    Feb 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mazda SA wins "Company of the Year"

    Mazda SA wins "Company of the Year" at the 2016 Tracker and CAR's Annual Top 12 Best Buys Awards Mazda officially started operating as an independent national sales and service company from the 1st of October 2014. At the 2016 Tracker and CAR's… more
    Editor 436
  • Man versus Beast - Adrian Steirn
    Feb 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Find your best - #EveryTerrain Episode 4

    Man versus Beast - Adrian Steirn "Photographer extraordinaire" and Kevin Richardson "Lion Whisperer" Following the recent onslaught of new and enhanced models in the Mercedes-Benz SUV range, the 'Find your best' - #EveryTerrain campaign is growing… more
    Editor 339
  • Gauteng motorists to dig deeper again for e-tolls
    Feb 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Gauteng motorists to dig deeper again for e-tolls

    Rates to increase from 1 March The announcement of the increases is contained in the Government Gazette (#39695) issued on Tuesday, 15 February. We are making motorists aware of these increases as the information does not appear on SANRAL’s e-toll… more
    Automobile Association 339
  • European Challenges
    Feb 18, 2016 On the Cees

    European Challenges

    Europe faces a belligerent Russia, an intractable migrant influx from near Asia and North Africa, internal political revolt (a rising radicalised tide of various hues as well as peripheral threats of splintering), growth of social intolerance, a… more
    Cees Bruggemans 355
  • Les Mc Master, Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Feb 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Maintenance plans, service plans and warranties –…

    When purchasing a new or used vehicle knowing what maintenance plan, service plan or warranty to get can be overwhelming. And in today’s economy, every cent spent needs to make sense for our specific circumstances. Les Mc Master, Chairman of the… more
    Editor 351
  • Engaging without Changing Gears
    Feb 16, 2016 On the Cees

    Engaging without Changing Gears

    It is really very simple. Having got itself deeply into a total dead-end, with a policy framework that doesn't deliver the growth and structural change goods, in an unfriendly world, making the most fundamental banana peel mistakes along the way,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 338
  • Fuel breather as exchange rate recovers
    Feb 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel breather as exchange rate recovers

    Welcome drop in petrol expected at the end of the month "The Rand has recouped some of its losses against the dollar and traded in a fairly narrow band since the end of January," the AA commented. "This is allowing South Africans to benefit from… more
    Automobile Association 325
  • Tenneco Celebrates Monroe® Centennial with Informative and Fun Monroe100.Com Website
    Feb 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tenneco Celebrates Monroe® Centennial with…

    Historical Highlights, Video Testimonials, Game Apps and More Designed for Automotive Professionals, Consumers Worldwide Brussels, Belgium February 2016 – Tenneco is continuing its year long celebration of the iconic Monroe® brand’s centennial with… more
    Editor 507
  • All-new Mazda MX-5 now with more than 15 awards globally
    Feb 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    All-new Mazda MX-5 now with more than 15 awards…

    Carrying on the tradition of its predecessors, the recently launched in South Africa, new edition of the roadster has now collected more than 15 prizes from around the world. Proud winner of Japan Car of the Year 2015-2016 and the Japan Automotive… more
    Editor 485
  • Rejigging Rand & Rate Forecasts
    Feb 15, 2016 On the Cees

    Rejigging Rand & Rate Forecasts

    The year is only six weeks old, and we have already enough earth-shaking events to mark a decade. It means the extreme scenarios get a greater look-in, as much the positive as the negative ones. Will SA end up in Rand territory 15-25:$ the next two… more
    Cees Bruggemans 358
  • GMSA Employees Unite to Send Water to Drought Stricken Areas
    Feb 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GMSA Employees Unite to Send Water to Drought…

    PORT ELIZABETH - Employees at General Motors South Africa (GMSA) recently joined the nationwide campaign to donate water to people living in drought-stricken areas. When the request to donate water was sent out to employees they immediately took up… more
    Editor 350
  • 2015 another record year for Maserati across the Middle East, India and Africa
    Feb 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    2015 another record year for Maserati across the…

    Dubai, 9 February 2016 - Italian luxury car manufacturer Maserati has achieved its 5th consecutive record year in terms of sales across the Middle East, India and Africa (MEIA) region in 2015. While 2013 saw the launch of the new Maserati… more
    Editor 345
  • Ending the Stampede
    Feb 15, 2016 On the Cees

    Ending the Stampede

    What will it take to end the stampede of the past six weeks in global markets? Is there good reason underwriting these market selloffs, or is it mostly emotion reacting to deepening uncertainty, many feeding off the anxiety of neighbours? Two… more
    Cees Bruggemans 363
  • Motul ready for another dynamic FIM Ice Speedway Gladiators season
    Feb 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Motul ready for another dynamic FIM Ice Speedway…

    After three extremely successful years of partnership with the unique FIM Ice Speedway Gladiators World Championship, Motul has renewed its involvement as a main partner in 2016. The 8-round, 7-weeked championship started on 9th January 2016 in… more
    Editor 338
  • Love your car this February
    Feb 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Love your car this February

    Take good care of your car to extend its life, increase its resale value “Regular car care is vital to ensuring your car operates optimally. And, perhaps more importantly, looking after your car will extend its good looks and improve its resale… more
    Automobile Association 342
  • Two Powerhouses Roar into the Miami International Boat Show
    Feb 15, 2016 Events

    Two Powerhouses Roar into the Miami International…

    Mercedes- AMG GT3 racecar Cigarette Racing Team 41' SD GT3 boat Miami, FL/USA - Two legendary brands united once again at the Miami International Boat Show. Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing joined forces for the sixth consecutive year to present… more
    Editor 1098
  • Summing All our Fears
    Feb 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Summing All our Fears

    Global panic infecting key markets is causing growing & spreading disruption, with heavy equity selloffs (into bear market territory), the US 10yr Treasury yield falling to 1.6% and gold reaching $1260 before receding to $1230 reflecting desperate… more
    Cees Bruggemans 363
  • G.U.D. Holdings sponsors Science Laboratory to Open Air School
    Feb 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    G.U.D. Holdings sponsors Science Laboratory to…

    On 9 February 2016 G.U.D. Holdings gifted Open Air School with a new Science Laboratory at the schools 95th Birthday celebration. Open Air School has made history in Durban as the first special needs schoolto offer Physics as a matric subject for… more
    Editor 345
  • American Recession?
    Feb 12, 2016 On the Cees

    American Recession?

    From a country genuinely on edge, given everything that has been assaulting us, externally and internally, South Africans have reason to stare at the US where many seem to think they too are heading for recession, too. Mistaken identity? While the… more
    Cees Bruggemans 412
  • SANRAL takes first steps to legal action
    Feb 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SANRAL takes first steps to legal action

    The Automobile Association (AA) says it is sure that the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) understands that it cannot threaten legal action against motorists unless it intends following through with court action. The AA’s comments follow… more
    Automobile Association 382
  • New updated version of the Monroe 2015/16 electronic catalogue
    Feb 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New updated version of the Monroe 2015/16…

    We are pleased to announce that a new updated version of our electronic catalogue is now available for download. This has all recent changes and additions to the 2015 / 2016 Monroe South Africa catalogue. Please use one of the links below depending… more
    Editor 366
  • Ctrack and Arrive Alive partnership attracts more than 1 million website visitors on Arrive Alive website in 2015
    Feb 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ctrack and Arrive Alive partnership attracts more…

    Partnership shows thirteen years of continued commitment to road safety in conjunction with South Africa’s biggest online road safety initiative Ctrack, a global vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions company, announced that it will… more
    Editor 405
  • Automotive incubator opens in Mdantsane
    Feb 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Automotive incubator opens in Mdantsane

    With potential to facilitate township revitalisation, a first of its kind, automotive aftermarket incubator opened for business in Fort Jackson, Mdantsane in Buffalo City Municipal area yesterday (Tues 9 February). With the partnership of big… more
    Editor 357
  • Safely using safety technology: The ABS of braking
    Feb 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Safely using safety technology: The ABS of…

    In the first part of this series, we looked at how to properly use safety belts to get their full effect. Your anti-lock braking system is another active safety feature which you need to know how to use before you can harness its full advantage. ABS… more
    Editor 353
  • The Recession Bogey
    Feb 12, 2016 On the Cees

    The Recession Bogey

    It took six years of deteriorating terms-of-trade, five years of less than half-mast business confidence, four years of stagnating and then declining SARB leading indicator, 30 months of falling car sales, two years of rising interest rates (so far… more
    Cees Bruggemans 383
  • Top GM Approved Body Repairers Awarded
    Feb 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Top GM Approved Body Repairers Awarded

    PORT ELIZABETH - Well equipped, skilled and highly trained to repair all General Motors vehicles that require collision, scratch and dent repairs. These are all traits of the dedicated men and women who work as GM Approved Body Repairers. The… more
    Editor 398
  • Motul unveils Onirika 2853
    Feb 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Motul unveils Onirika 2853

    Commissioned by Motul ltalia, the Motul Onirika 2853 is designed to break the mould. The project was conceived to celebrate Motul's forward-thinking vision, whilst supporting the fundraising initiatives of the Motul Corazon charity organization. The… more
    Editor 333
  • Questions about 2016
    Feb 10, 2016 On the Cees

    Questions about 2016

    It is not smooth sailing, 2016, after a wild January beginning. It may have come as a bit of a surprise that February has started so meek, encouraging even? We are still suffering from the ding-dong Nene firing. With junk hanging over our collective… more
    Cees Bruggemans 765
  • EPA Seeks to Prohibit Conversion of Vehicles into Racecars
    Feb 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    EPA Seeks to Prohibit Conversion of Vehicles into…

    SEMA To Oppose Action As Threat to Modified Racecars and Parts Suppliers Washington, DC (February 8, 2016) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a regulation to prohibit conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road… more
    Editor 332
  • Opinion piece: I'm ‘white’: What's my role?
    Feb 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Opinion piece: I'm ‘white’: What's my role?

    I'm 'white'. I have no mandate to write this, no political constituency. The views I express herein are influenced by my prejudice, to what extent I don't know. I cannot be completely objective; my experience, knowledge and understanding is simply… more
    Editor 338
  • AIDC and GEP support auto body repair students with tooling kits
    Feb 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    AIDC and GEP support auto body repair students…

    Winterveld, Pretoria (29 January 2016): The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), along with small business development agency partner, Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP), brought some late festive cheer to 33 students who recently… more
    Editor 369
  • Entrepreneurial Leaders to Share their Insight
    Feb 10, 2016 Events

    Entrepreneurial Leaders to Share their Insight

    Luvuyo Rani, entrepreneur and businessman will be inspiring speakers at this year’s Economic Development Conference 2016 hosted by the Rotary districts of Southern Africa, taking place at Kelvin Grove in Cape Town on Saturday, 27 February 2016. The… more
    Editor 1122
  • Build an empire, save Jozyville
    Feb 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Build an empire, save Jozyville

    By looking at waste differently, there are opportunities to make money and build an empire. Johannesburg – February, 2016 – To drive education about the benefits and opportunities that can be found in waste, the Recycling and Economic Development… more
    Editor 368
  • WABCO Rhino Incentive Programme
    Feb 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    WABCO Rhino Incentive Programme

    Read the latest edition of Braking News for the full details of the competition and other interesting information on the Wildlands Projects. For further information please contact Lorraine at lorrainew@wabco.co.za more
    Editor 696
  • What you need to know about Takata air bag recalls
    Feb 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    What you need to know about Takata air bag recalls

    Better safe than sorry – check your car “Our first message to all motorists in vehicles fitted with these air bags is not to panic but to nonetheless take the safety recall very seriously. Millions of cars around the world have been fitted with… more
    Automobile Association 726
  • Rand & Bond clawbacks?
    Feb 08, 2016 On the Cees

    Rand & Bond clawbacks?

    After the December Nene firing hurting us deeply, doubled up in January by another instalment of Chinese liberalization tribulations, the SA Rand and long bond yields ended up in deeply overshot territory. Indeed effective junk. There has been some… more
    Cees Bruggemans 438
  • Muddling Through NO option
    Feb 08, 2016 On the Cees

    Muddling Through NO option

    Borrowing from the British experience, their long drawn-out social muddles of the 19th and 20th century, in which social conscience (Labour) and greed a.k.a. commercial self-interest (Capitalists) battled each other, though not quite to a… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 384
  • One-in-seven suffer memory gaps when driving
    Feb 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    One-in-seven suffer memory gaps when driving

    Hi Folks… Ever heard of the expression – ‘driving on auto pilot’? Typically, it refers to when someone can’t recall what happened on a drive, particularly on a familiar route such as between home and work. According to research by the UK based AA,… more
    Eugene Herbert, Group MD, RAC 543
  • Interest rate resistance
    Feb 08, 2016 On the Cees

    Interest rate resistance

    Emerging Markets like SA face two kinds of major external risks. Shock events roiling them (like the Chinese market liberalization disturbances). Or too much liveliness in major economies putting upward pressure on interest rates, affecting capital… more
    Cees Bruggemans 384
  • Continental Urea Sensor Helps to Make Diesel Engines Cleaner
    Feb 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Urea Sensor Helps to Make Diesel…

    Continental begins producing urea sensors for more efficient exhaust-gas aftertreatment in diesel engines The sensors measure the level, quality, and temperature of the aqueous urea solution in the “AdBlue®” tank, and ensure a lasting reduction in… more
    Editor 414
  • ContiTech timing belts offer high resistance to elongation, degradation and wear caused by high temperatures and under-bonnet conditions.
    Feb 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    RAM timing belts rebranded ContiTech

    RAM timing belts will be phased out and replaced by ContiTech timing belts The phasing out of RAM belts begins in January 2016 Johannesburg, January 2016.From January 2016, RAM timing belts will be discontinued in South Africa and be replaced with… more
    Editor 387
  • Looking to predict the future? Your car might hold the answers
    Feb 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Looking to predict the future? Your car might…

    Thought F1 was fast-paced? The speed of innovation in the automotive industry makes it look like a donkey cart race. The last few years have seen the development of disruptive new technologies that are set to change the face of society forever. Ever… more
    Editor 372
  • GM Reports Record Net Income of $9.7 Billion and Record EBIT-Adjusted of $10.8 Billion for 2015
    Feb 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GM Reports Record Net Income of $9.7 Billion and…

    Full-year 2015 EPS of $5.91; EPS-adjusted of $5.02, up 65 percent from 2014 Fourth quarter EPS of $3.92; EPS-adjusted of $1.39, up 17 percent from 2014 Fourth quarter net income of $6.3 billion; record EBIT-adjusted of $2.8 billion Returned $5.7 billion… more
    Editor 375
  • Jaguar Land Rover to road test future technology on the Uk's first connected corridor
    Feb 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jaguar Land Rover to road test future technology…

    A new 66 kilometre ‘living laboratory’ of UK roads will be used to test and develop next-generation connected and autonomous vehicle technologies A fleet of 100 ‘smart’ connected and autonomous technology research vehicles, including Jaguar and Land… more
    Editor 395
  • Tork Craft’s Palm Wrench the must have multi tool for everyone
    Feb 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tork Craft’s Palm Wrench the must have multi tool…

    A perfect product to stock Looking at 2nd revenue guarantee, stock up with the Tork Craft Palm Wrench, display them at your tills, counters or areas where they can be seen by all and guaranteed they will sell. They look desirable, interesting and… more
    Editor 402
  • Your car needs a service – you don’t need to be fooled
    Feb 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Your car needs a service – you don’t need to be…

    AA advises motorists to do their homework before servicing their cars One indication of how bad this problem is, is the fact that the Motor Industry Ombudsman (MIOSA) handles more than 4000 calls a month. Any disputes relating to work done on your… more
    Automobile Association 387
  • Psychology comeback?
    Feb 04, 2016 On the Cees

    Psychology comeback?

    After being bruised and battered in the closing moments of 2015 and by the opening moves of 2016, psychology appears to be making a modest comeback. But is it durable or of short duration? This as much by way of global markets being encouraged to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 393
  • First National Battery joins drought aid efforts
    Feb 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    First National Battery joins drought aid efforts

    Following the drought which has ravaged large parts of South Africa, First National Battery has taken the initiative to lend a hand during this time of need. Automotive Director at First National Battery, Andrew Webb, stated that they’re very… more
    Editor 381
  • Gumtree Head of Automotive, Jeff Osborne
    Feb 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Online car sales thrive, while new vehicle market…

    Online classified site Gumtree has once again been named the most trafficked online automotive site in South Africa, as per the latest release of Effective Measures (January 2015). Despite the fact January new vehicle sales demonstrated a whopping… more
    Editor 381
  • Vida and Shell announce 100th store in SA, in under 3 years
    Feb 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Vida and Shell announce 100th store in SA, in…

    There's no secret South Africans love their coffee - with new stores popping up on a weekly basis across the country, both through independent and retail chains. Two of the country's biggest players are leading the pack in the explosion of coffee in… more
    Editor 415
  • Hino SA's successful 2015 benefits from total support strategy
    Feb 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hino SA's successful 2015 benefits from total…

    The Hino Total Support programme, with its self-explanatory slogan of becoming a Partner of the Customer, which was rolled out globally two years ago by the leading Japanese truck manufacturer, was the main driver for the success enjoyed by Hino… more
    Editor 440
  • Mazda Motor Corporation extends the Airbag Recall Campaign on certain Mazda6 and Mazda RX-8 vehicles
    Feb 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mazda Motor Corporation extends the Airbag Recall…

    Mazda has announced a formal global recall covering a wider manufacturing period in order to place the highest priority on the safety of Mazda customers. This recall follows investigative recalls by Mazda in Japan and North America for three… more
    Editor 408
  • Revisiting Shock & Awe
    Feb 02, 2016 On the Cees

    Revisiting Shock & Awe

    Military terminology has its uses. Shock & awe. You get in a flash where that is leading. Are we witnessing the equivalent in our economy, being a small EM commodity producer in a badly upended world, further raked by many internal forces completely… more
    Cees Bruggemans 441
  • Mazda Financial Services celebrates its 1st Birthday
    Feb 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mazda Financial Services celebrates its 1st…

    Yesterday marked one year since Mazda Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd announced the Retail Finance Partnership with WesBank. On the 1st February 2015, Mazda Financial Services commenced operations as the official finance partner for Mazda Southern Africa… more
    Editor 425
  • What Lies in Store for 2016 – a Female Perspective
    Feb 02, 2016 The Phoenix

    What Lies in Store for 2016 – a Female Perspective

    From most perspectives, 2016 is threatening to be a tough year. Most pundits are having a field day predicting all sorts of economic pestilences that are to be visited upon us. This is particularly harsh for us hard-working and industrious folk, who… more
    The Phoenix 411
  • Our Enormous Black Swan
    Feb 02, 2016 The Phoenix

    Our Enormous Black Swan

    Harold Wilson, British prime minister in the 1960’s and 1970’s, is quoted as saying that “A week is a long time in politics”. Ironically this quote came in the midst of the sterling crisis in 1964, and long before the UDI (Universal Declaration of… more
    The Phoenix 413
  • Used market gains momentum as new car sales decline
    Feb 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Used market gains momentum as new car sales…

    New vehicle sales saw a sharp decline in the first month of 2016, reflecting the current sentiment in South Africa’s economy. The latest consolidated sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) shows… more
    Editor 412
  • Absa commentary: January 2016 Naamsa new vehicle sales report
    Feb 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Absa commentary: January 2016 Naamsa new vehicle…

    Vehicle Sales and Exports A total of 48 615 new vehicles were sold in the South African market in January 2016, which were 552 units and 1.1% less than total sales volumes in December last year. Sales were down by 3 613 units in January compared to… more
    Editor 404
  • Standard bank comments on Naamsa January 2016 new vehicle sales report
    Feb 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Standard bank comments on Naamsa January 2016 new…

    Nicholas Nkosi – Head of Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance, Retail Banking “New car sales continued on a downward trend declining by 6.9% year on year. This was slightly offset by the car rental industry making a strong 24.6% contribution.… more
    Editor 399
  • Naamsa comment on the January, 2016 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Feb 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa comment on the January, 2016 South African…

    In amplification of the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of January, 2016 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry - the Association commented that in line with general industry… more
    Editor 424
  • Thinking about this summer
    Feb 01, 2016 On the Cees

    Thinking about this summer

    It has been, to say the least, a very strange few weeks (months) this summer. How to place events in context? What implications, if any, for the year ahead? Things may look straightforward, but could easily not be. Five very distinct events happened… more
    Cees Bruggemans 797
  • The Life of Theobald M
    Feb 01, 2016 On the Cees

    The Life of Theobald M

    When history comes knocking, it looks like one darn thing after another but isn't. Exceptional personalities are of every age, yet when they rise to prominence they tend to be major tools, for good, bad or very bad. In our own modernity one can… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 409
  • New Textar spare parts catalogue now available
    Feb 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Textar spare parts catalogue now available

    with online and mobile versions Luxemburg/Leverkusen, January 2016 – TMD Friction launches new and even more user-friendly Textar spare parts catalogue for commercial vehicles The 2016 Textar spare parts catalogue provides a full overview of… more
    Editor 413
  • SAAW 2016: Meet Global Buyers
    Feb 01, 2016 Events

    SAAW 2016: Meet Global Buyers

    The South African Automotive Week is an international trade show that will take place from 11-13 October 2016. It is Africa’s automotive intellectual gathering and focuses on stimulating trade and partnership opportunities in manufacturing and the… more
    Editor 1513
  • NTSB 'most wánted' list for 2016: Reduce fatigue-related crashes
    Feb 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    NTSB 'most wánted' list for 2016: Reduce…

    Hi Folks… We are almost 1/12th into the year and, if we haven’t already done so in 2015, noted what we will be doing in 2016 to reduce crashes and fatalities in our organisations. Listed as the most wanted by NTSB (National Transportation Safety… more
    Eugene Herbert, Group MD, RAC 409
  • Subaru Heads to Midmar Mile
    Feb 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Subaru Heads to Midmar Mile

    Subaru Pietermaritzburg is the 2016 Vehicle Partner of the aQuelle Midmar Mile From 13-14 February 2016, record numbers of international and local swimmers will head downstream to Midmar Dam just outside of Pietermaritzburg, to take on the challenge… more
    Editor 397
  • Coveted design awards for all-new KIA Sportage and Optima
    Feb 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Coveted design awards for all-new KIA Sportage…

    iF Design Awards for new compact SUV and mid-sized sedan Kia awarded prestigious design award seven years in a row KIA Motors has been awarded two new awards to add to its growing collection of prestigious prizes for the outstanding design of its… more
    Editor 405
  • SARB’s deeper dilemmas
    Feb 01, 2016 On the Cees

    SARB’s deeper dilemmas

    The SARB Governor likes to talk about his “policy dilemma”, the one about a weak (and weakening) economy and a high (and rising) inflation rate. What to do? Favour the weak economy with a dovish policy stance? Play the inflation nutter, resisting… more
    Cees Bruggemans 498
  • CAPAS expects significant increases in both exhibitors and buyers at 2016 show
    Jan 29, 2016 Events

    CAPAS expects significant increases in both…

    Huge success of previous CAPAS shows and favourable market make this an exhibition not to be missed New SUV and Off-Road Vehicle zone will meet demands of flourishing market and even more activities planned this year The Chengdu International Trade… more
    Editor 1150
  • Interest rate announcement January 2016
    Jan 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Interest rate announcement January 2016

    January 2016 – WesBank has noted the Reserve Bank’s decision to hike the interest by 50 basis points, bringing the effective repo rate to 6.75%. The prime lending rate will now change to 10.25%. The rate hike will affect buyers who have vehicle… more
    Editor 427
  • Renault reaffirms its ambitions in Iran
    Jan 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Renault reaffirms its ambitions in Iran

    For more than ten years, Groupe Renault has been active in Iran and consistent in its strategic choices. Since 2003, Renault and its Iranian partners, SAIPA and IRAN KHODRO, have produced close to 500,000 vehicles. Following the launches of the… more
    Editor 420
  • Exchange rate woes masked by weak oil price
    Jan 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Exchange rate woes masked by weak oil price

    Only oil's ongoing lower price is protecting South African motorists against the rampant Rand / US dollar exchange rate. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited month-end data released by the Central… more
    Automobile Association 417
  • New Appointments at Continental in the Truck Tires Replacement
    Jan 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Appointments at Continental in the Truck…

    Hanover, January, 2016. At the start of 2016, Continental reorganized its Truck Tires Replacement Business in the EMEA region. With the position of Sales Director for Truck Tires, the German premium tire manufacturer has established a separate… more
    Editor 422
  • The aftermath of a night on the town
    Jan 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The aftermath of a night on the town

    a look at the dangers of working machinery with a “hang-over” It has been a tough day. You make your way home, sit down in front of the TV, pop open a beer and unwind. You sit down for dinner and have another, and another. Before you know it, you… more
    Editor 438
  • Ulrich Kromer, Management Representative at Messe Stuttgart
    Jan 28, 2016 Events

    AMB Iran: New platform for expert knowledge in…

    VDW and Messe Stuttgart cooperate in Iran / AMB Iran Exhibition & Conference to take place from 30 May – 1 June 2016 in Teheran Messe Stuttgart and the German Machine Tool Builders' Association (VDW) are to organise a joint symposium with a trade… more
    Editor 1571
  • Post-Traumatic Global Stress
    Jan 28, 2016 On the Cees

    Post-Traumatic Global Stress

    You had to live through 2007-2009 to understand financial failure left many people around the world traumatized. Coming back was never going to be easy. And it hasn't been. The second and third round of resulting traumatizing events are only now… more
    Cees Bruggemans 416
  • ‘CNN Marketplace Africa’: Toyota in Africa
    Jan 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    ‘CNN Marketplace Africa’: Toyota in Africa

    During January, ‘CNN Marketplace Africa’ is airing a series of episodes featuring four of the biggest global brands in Africa. Each week, the programme focuses on operations of a brand on the ground, showing how it deals with infrastructural and… more
    Editor 489
  • Warren Olsen takes over as CEO of Sewells group in SA
    Jan 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Warren Olsen takes over as CEO of Sewells group…

    Warren Olsen has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Sewells Group in Sub-Sahara Africa. Sewells is a global consulting and outsourcing firm which specialises in the automotive industry and has been operating in South Africa since the late… more
    Editor 502
  • Social Pact Chimera
    Jan 28, 2016 On the Cees

    Social Pact Chimera

    A social pact is an agreement, to act in the best interests of all concerned, each perhaps doing some water in the wine, but overall achieving a practical “peace”, allowing society to achieve better outcomes rather than remaining in endless… more
    Cees Bruggemans 438
  • Taking quality to another level: Silicon carbide-based mechanical seals in many MEYLE water pumps
    Jan 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Taking quality to another level: Silicon…

    Newly developed mechanical seal material to extend service life Seal type of the MEYLE water pumps goes above and beyond the quality standards typically available in the independent aftermarket and is also used by leading car manufacturers Minimum… more
    Editor 410
  • A shockable summer
    Jan 26, 2016 On the Cees

    A shockable summer

    This summer, we got shocked (though not electrocuted) three times in quick succession: the Nene firing, the New Year financial Chinese fireworks, vicious drought. It sunk the Rand, and has by implication spiked inflation projections. Are interest… more
    Cees Bruggemans 471
  • AA becomes newest drop off site for Hope Grass Project
    Jan 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    AA becomes newest drop off site for Hope Grass…

    Bring your lawn cuttings to us to help feed needy animals The Automobile Association (AA) has partnered with AgriSA to become the newest drop-off site for the Hope Grass Project. This project collects lawn cuttings from homes, plots, and businesses,… more
    Editor 457
  • Quinton Pienaar, CEO of Agilitude
    Jan 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The reinvention of customer service through…

    Companies looking to leverage the advantages of advanced analytics and omni-channel communication require a deeper understanding of the customer journey. That’s the latest word on customer service from Quinton Pienaar, CEO of Agilitude a… more
    Editor 499
  • Second lucky draw segment at Tyrexpo Africa 2016
    Jan 25, 2016 Events

    Second lucky draw segment at Tyrexpo Africa 2016

    and a new Tyrexpo show added to the series Singapore, January 2016 - The Tyrexpo Africa 2016 is now just seven weeks away from opening at its established venue – The Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg between 8 to 10 March 2016. Following the… more
    Editor 1554
  • Danger of too narrow stories
    Jan 25, 2016 On the Cees

    Danger of too narrow stories

    Want to know what happened? THIS is what happened. Many stories, but mostly one story line, converging on a common tale, one dominant interpretation. Too little diverse thought. Yet Nature survives through wide diversification, many eggs, many… more
    Cees Bruggemans 432
  • A Tactical Retreat?
    Jan 24, 2016 On the Cees

    A Tactical Retreat?

    The rethink regarding finance Minister Nene’s successor in emergency session by the ANC leadership on December 13 was not an indication of a different school of political thinking winning out. Instead, pure self-preservation to the fore, apparently… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 468
  • Sexy Scooters for Top Sellers
    Jan 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Sexy Scooters for Top Sellers

    DEALERS REWARDED In December 2015, South Africa’s only OE shock absorber supplier to locally assembled passenger cars, Monroe, concluded a highly successful 2015 summer promotional campaign in conjunction with one of its major distributors,… more
    Editor 589
  • SAAW 2016: Make the most of these opportunties
    Jan 22, 2016 Events

    SAAW 2016: Make the most of these opportunties

    South African Automotive Week is the only automotive event in South Africa and one of a few on the continent that focuses on component manufacturing and the opportunities for trade in the manufacturing and down and up-stream sectors. Held every two… more
    Editor 1633
  • Ford Transforms Lives with Second Phase of Vastrap Container Housing Project
    Jan 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Transforms Lives with Second Phase of…

    Five shipping containers converted into 10 housing units, plus multi-purpose container for community activities, at Vastrap informal settlement in Booysens Park, Port Elizabeth Expansion from original five shipping containers installed during Ford's… more
    Editor 460
  • Central banks gearing up
    Jan 22, 2016 On the Cees

    Central banks gearing up

    The moment to get hawkish never materialised globally. Instead, the doves have seemingly right of way. The Fed may have started liftoff last month, but events since then have taken the world rather in a different direction in a matter of weeks.… more
    Cees Bruggemans 443
  • Will self driving cars allow for drinking & driving?
    Jan 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Will self driving cars allow for drinking &…

    Hi Folks... Welcome back - we trust that 2016 will be a safe driving experience for all whom you encounter. Obviously the horrific number of fatalities in the festive season still weighs heavily on our minds. One imagines, and trusts something will… more
    Editor 442
  • Weasel® nominated for the IFOY Award 2016
    Jan 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Weasel® nominated for the IFOY Award 2016

    SSI Schäfer wins a nomination for the inhouse-developed fleet solution with Weasel® driverless transport systems implemented at the NextLevel Logistik GmbH company near Schweinfurt in Germany. Be it containers, cartons, trays or other products of… more
    Editor 857
  • Racism: Do not whitewash the reality
    Jan 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Racism: Do not whitewash the reality

    Without condoning the remarks by Penny Sparrow, she's done this nation a huge favour. Depending on your background and where you find yourself, you may also think that in various areas of society our nation is in severe trouble. Penny's remarks have… more
    Editor 454
  • Getting our bearings
    Jan 21, 2016 On the Cees

    Getting our bearings

    Events in recent weeks have been dominated mainly by political and financial news. The shock reaction to the Nene firing, the Rand reaching 18:$ before only partially correcting, the jump in long bond yields to nearly 10% (whereas America’s is below… more
    Cees Bruggemans 464
  • Save fuel the smart way
    Jan 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Save fuel the smart way

    Automobile Association says a little saved every month will add up It is going to be rough year, and as we try to make that December salary last to the end of January, there are some things we can do save money, and stretch our Rand a little… more
    Automobile Association 447
  • Keep your car battery cool in the heat
    Jan 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Keep your car battery cool in the heat

    Whether you’re out on the open road or just at home, your car battery can take a beating during the summer months. Contrary to popular belief, skyrocketing temperatures pose a greater threat to your car battery than winter chills. Here’s why.… more
    Editor 464
  • Martina Bergmann to be the new Vice President Digital Business at Messe Frankfurt
    Jan 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Martina Bergmann to be the new Vice President…

    As of 1 April 2016, Martina Bergmann will be taking over as Vice President of Digital Business at Messe Frankfurt, where she will be responsible for the continued development of online products and services for exhibitors and visitors on the… more
    Editor 441
  • Market Puzzles
    Jan 20, 2016 On the Cees

    Market Puzzles

    Perhaps I am the only one to be surprised, in which case pass. But I have found the response to some Chinese and oil events puzzling, as if markets have only very recently woken up to certain tendencies whereas these have been there for much longer.… more
    Cees Bruggemans 467
  • Tyre safety project enters tenth year - Bridgestone
    Jan 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tyre safety project enters tenth year -…

    Bridgestone South Africa's ongoing Tyre Safety initiative enters its tenth year in 2016. Since the project started with pilot surveys in two locations in 2007, it has grown to five to six surveys a year, conducted in both inland and coastal areas of… more
    Editor 458
  • Continental invites stakeholders to a global dialog on automated driving
    Jan 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental invites stakeholders to a global…

    Now the future of automated driving has a neutral, public address online, www.2025AD.com The new website fosters discussions of legal and social aspects on the mobility of the future Detroit, Michigan. The technology company Continental launched… more
    Editor 464
  • Birth Pangs 2016
    Jan 19, 2016 On the Cees

    Birth Pangs 2016

    The year wasn't supposed to start like this. One darn thing after another. Not so much crisis stations as having to manage the unexpected, with fallout of course registering in Rand and JSE stock market. The Big Thing, feared for well over a year,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 611
  • South Africa balancing on the edge
    Jan 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    South Africa balancing on the edge

    corporate SA share their views for 2016 Johannesburg, January 2016 – South Africa will narrowly escape a technical recession with economic growth of 1.5%1 expected for the year 2015. With a marginal rise in GDP growth predicted for 2016 (to 1.7%2),… more
    Editor 490
  • SA consumer resilience
    Jan 18, 2016 On the Cees

    SA consumer resilience

    With the economy performing all weaker, to the point of setting in motion a recession debate (meaning national output and real income actually dropping for two or more quarters), agriculture devastated by the lowest rainfall in 55 years, motor car… more
    Cees Bruggemans 493
  • Emotion takes over?
    Jan 18, 2016 On the Cees

    Emotion takes over?

    There are two major areas where emotion has heated up to the point of driving events. Domestically, race is getting more attention. Globally, financial markets are giving the impression of more than just an orderly retreat, meaning there are whiffs… more
    Cees Bruggemans 492
  • What are we to believe?
    Jan 18, 2016 On the Cees

    What are we to believe?

    Finance Minister Gordhan has made an early start with damage control following unfortunate events late last year, with him apparently the cabinet’s new point man to clear debris. But worse than no information is a little information that is open to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 448
  • Andrew Kirby appointed as Executive Vice President of Toyota South Africa Motors
    Jan 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Andrew Kirby appointed as Executive Vice…

    Andrew Kirby appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Toyota South Africa Motors takes pleasure in announcing the appointment of Andrew Kirby, Senior Vice President of Corporate Administration, to the position of the… more
    Editor 463
  • Ford Achieves Record Sales in 2015
    Jan 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Achieves Record Sales in 2015

    Ford was South Africa's second-best selling brand through dealer channel last year Best-ever annual sales volume, up 10.4% year-on-year, overall market share of 14.2% Ford Ranger the top-selling vehicle in December, annual sales up by 18.1% EcoSport… more
    Editor 455
  • Toyota wins inaugural Cars.co.za brand of the year
    Jan 18, 2016 Events

    Toyota wins inaugural Cars.co.za brand of the year

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) was named 2016 Brand of the Year at the inaugural Cars.co.za Consumer Awards on Thursday. In this category, South African car owners rated their own vehicles for reliability, after-sales service, cost of ownership… more
    Editor 1819
  • Ford Accelerates Production of Performance Cars for Europe as First All-New Focus RS Rolls off the Line
    Jan 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Accelerates Production of Performance Cars…

    Ford expects to produce about 41,000 performance cars - including Fiesta ST, Focus ST, Focus RS, Mustang and Ford GT - destined for customers in Europe in 2016 - up from 29,000 in 2015 - a 40 per cent increase year-on-year Demand for Ford's… more
    Editor 455
  • Oil price bonanza muted by exchange rate
    Jan 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Oil price bonanza muted by exchange rate

    South Africa's sagging Rand / US dollar exchange rate continues to take the shine off ongoing international oil price weakness. This is based on unaudited mid-month data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). "Had the exchange rate remained flat… more
    Automobile Association 451
  • Updated Volvo XC90 trophy cabinet
    Jan 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Updated Volvo XC90 trophy cabinet

    Updated Volvo XC90 trophy cabinet The internationally applauded Volvo XC90 continues to rack up trophies on both the South African and international stages. As the first in Volvo's new line-up of exquisitely-crafted, ultimately Swedish luxury… more
    Editor 581
  • Rafael Nadal unveils KIA’s newest X-Car at Australian Open 2016
    Jan 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Rafael Nadal unveils KIA’s newest X-Car at…

    Rafael Nadal unveils customer KIA Sportage inspired by Twentieth Century Fox’s X-Men character, Mystique KIA Motors supplies 110 official fleet vehicles for this year’s Australian Open Championship (SEOUL) January 15, 2016 – Tennis superstar and KIA… more
    Editor 472
  • Revealing Start to 2016
    Jan 15, 2016 On the Cees

    Revealing Start to 2016

    It isn't only the prez that should be in focus but also the Board, that handful of individuals running the larger political show, and not for ceremony either it would seem, considering finance minister recalls. A closing 2015 Etv interview with Tito… more
    Cees Bruggemans 455
  • Continental Continues to Play a Major Role in Enhancing Vehicle Engine Performance
    Jan 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Wards 10 best engines 2016

    Continental Continues to Play a Major Role in Enhancing Vehicle Engine Performance Seven of the Ward’s 10 Best Engines feature Continental powertrain technologies Continental supplies components for highly efficient gasoline and electric engines… more
    Editor 518
  • Volvo Cars showcases intelligent media streaming and wearable voice control
    Jan 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Cars showcases intelligent media streaming…

    Intelligent video streaming to optimise new-age bandwidth on the road Autonomous driving time dedicated to driver relaxation and entertainment Wearable technology meets Volvo cars with voice control Volvo Cars and Ericsson developing intelligent… more
    Editor 504
  • The Naked Tide
    Jan 14, 2016 On the Cees

    The Naked Tide

    Warren Buffett likes to say that when the tide goes out, we can see who has been swimming naked. That applies to overborrowed households and overleveraged companies. But it also applies to monoculture countries, ones who have allowed any narrow… more
    Cees Bruggemans 485
  • GM Increases Earnings Outlook for 2016; Announces Increased Returns to Shareholders
    Jan 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GM Increases Earnings Outlook for 2016; Announces…

    2016 EPS-adjusted outlook increased to between $5.25 and $5.75 Share repurchase program now totals up to $9.0 billion Six percent increase in quarterly dividend to $0.38 per share DETROIT - General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced an increase… more
    Editor 473
  • Konstantin von Vieregge to join South African Shows Messe Frankfurt as CEO
    Jan 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Konstantin von Vieregge to join South African…

    Effective 1 March 2016, Konstantin von Vieregge (37) will be the new CEO of African subsidiary South African Shows Messe Frankfurt in Johannesburg. In doing so, he will be joining the existing management team. Uwe Behm, Member of the Executive Board… more
    Editor 532
  • Volvo Cars reports global sales record of 503 127 units in 2015
    Jan 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Cars reports global sales record of 503 127…

    Volvo Cars sold 503 127 vehicles in 2015, the first time it has sold more than half a million cars in its 89 year history. The new sales record underscores the strength and sustainability of Volvo's ongoing operational and financial transformation.… more
    Editor 477
  • Identifying alcohol or drug abuse in the workplace is beneficial both to employers and employees
    Jan 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Identifying alcohol or drug abuse in the…

    Alcohol or substance dependence has a significant effect on an employee’s ability to contribute to the company’s success. Economically speaking, an addiction can increase absenteeism, reduce productivity and escalate accident rates. However,… more
    Editor 502
  • SA 2016 inward focus
    Jan 13, 2016 On the Cees

    SA 2016 inward focus

    Six years out of seven on average in the US economy, (according to ex-Fed chair Alan Greenspan, a practiced observer of things practical), the forces of growth prevail. In the seventh year these don't so much rest as go on the backfoot, to the point… more
    Cees Bruggemans 491
  • Win A Free Night Hotel Accommodation at Tyrexpo Africa 2016
    Jan 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Win A Free Night Hotel Accommodation at Tyrexpo…

    Singapore, January 2016 - With the impending opening of yet another Tyrexpo Africa show on 8 March 2016, the enthusiastic interest in this highly important show for the South African tyre market continues to gather momentum. In particular, the new… more
    Editor 527
  • Road death statistics are deeply worrying
    Jan 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Road death statistics are deeply worrying

    AA calls for concerted effort to reduce road crash fatalities Figures released by Transport Minister Dipuo Peters in Pretoria today show that road fatalities over the festive season increased by a staggering 14 percent on the previous year.… more
    Automobile Association 470
  • Dream Result for the Dream-Car Brand
    Jan 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Dream Result for the Dream-Car Brand

    Detroit. Mercedes-Benz starts the New Year with the wind in its sales. In 2015, the brand delivered over 13 percent more vehicles worldwide than in the previous year - achieving its fifth record result in a row. The new E-Class, which celebrates its… more
    Editor 492
  • Stay on top of automotive technology with the MEYLE training program
    Jan 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Stay on top of automotive technology with the…

    Sharing field-relevant knowledge: Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG offers services to ensure professional repairs Four training modules translate theory into practice Upon agreement with parts dealer: training seminars when and where you need them… more
    Editor 482
  • Infiniti Breaks New Global Sales Record in 2015
    Jan 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Infiniti Breaks New Global Sales Record in 2015

    Record sales of 215,250 vehicles; 16% increase year-over-year Passing 200,000 global sales mark for the first time in history All-time record in all regions and many individual markets Fastest growing premium brand in China second year in a row… more
    Editor 495
  • Rand sinks away 2001-style
    Jan 12, 2016 On the Cees

    Rand sinks away 2001-style

    The last time the Dollar more than doubled in value against the Rand was in 2000-2001, when it went from 6:$ to 13.85:$. This time it took five years to crack the same barrier, from 7:$ in 2010 through 14:$ in 2015. These past four weeks we added… more
    Cees Bruggemans 462
  • Toyota's winning streak: 36 years as top-selling brand
    Jan 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota's winning streak: 36 years as top-selling…

    Toyota still leads the way after 36 years Hilux remains SA's favourite vehicle in 2015 Toyota led the way in 2015 as South African new-vehicle sales recorded yet another dip in year-on-year sales. Posting the company's 36th straight year as the… more
    Editor 509
  • Targets for 2015 Comfortably Achieved: Continental Posts Good Performance in Challenging Environment
    Jan 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Targets for 2015 Comfortably Achieved:…

    Automotive supplier publishes preliminary key data for fiscal 2015 Sales up 14 percent to about 39.2 billion Euros Adjusted EBIT of 4.4 billion Euros generated (margin 11.7 percent) Outlook for 2016: targeted increase in sales of around 5 percent to… more
    Editor 495
  • Pentosin CHF 11S
    Jan 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Pentosin fluid for vehicle hydraulics and power…

    Pentosin CHF 11S Long-Life Synthetic Hydraulic Fluid For Vehicle Hydraulics Following the worldwide acquisition of Pentosin by Fuchs Lubricants, Fuchs has made available a range of Pentosin lubricants for the local market. Pentosin, based in… more
    Editor 553
  • Datsun SA reveals 100 000 Stories winner and runners up
    Jan 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Datsun SA reveals 100 000 Stories winner and…

    Little more than a year after its launch, the Datsun GO reached the 100 000 customer mark. In celebration of this milestone, the company invited proud GO owners in Russia, Indonesia, India and South Africa to submit their inspirational and… more
    Editor 519
  • Find your best - Episode 3 - #EveryTerrain
    Jan 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Find your best - Episode 3 - #EveryTerrain

    Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 experiences the best in the heart of Wild Coast, Eastern Cape The third episode from the hugely successful #EveryTerrain, Find Your Best campaign will be released in 13 days. 'Find your Best' is a six part series of showcase… more
    Editor 550
  • Gordhan resetting the dial?
    Jan 11, 2016 On the Cees

    Gordhan resetting the dial?

    SA is still absorbing external headwinds (commodity prices sliding), has to face up to a major drought, and remains on a Zuma trajectory of clashing public and private paradigms, fading business confidence, growth stagnation and slipping fiscals… more
    Cees Bruggemans 515
  • Dirty Politics?
    Jan 11, 2016 On the Cees

    Dirty Politics?

    The dirtiness of American politics is legendary, and the Trump-Clinton kiss-and-tell promises to plump new depths shortly. But take a closer look at Europe, and not only Britain, France, Greece, Spain or Italy. It is Germany of late that makes me… more
    Cees Bruggemans 497
  • We adjust to non-normal
    Jan 11, 2016 On the Cees

    We adjust to non-normal

    It starts with a confession. We can't forecast the future, look around corners, foresee “surprise” events not logically deductible from previous trends. We do mainly extrapolate known economic relationships, what we have identified as “normal” in… more
    Cees Bruggemans 467
  • Challenging SA ambivalence
    Jan 11, 2016 On the Cees

    Challenging SA ambivalence

    It isn't easy to penetrate the haze surrounding our economic reality. Yet money interests never rest. Markets need to price. Uncertainty needs to be given form, and discounted. And in the absence of facts, assumptions need to be made. Not… more
    Cees Bruggemans 516
  • Children of VW Bursary Focuses on Education
    Jan 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Children of VW Bursary Focuses on Education

    Volkswagen invests in education with flagship Children of VW Bursary Over 30 learners assisted by the Bursary in the past four years The Children of VW Bursary, which places learners in well-resourced schools from Grades 10 to 12, has seen the… more
    Editor 506
  • South Africa has moved from a predominantly new to a second-hand car market in 10 years
    Jan 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    South Africa has moved from a predominantly new…

    According to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA), new car sales are continuing to decline. 617,000 total new vehicles were sold in 2014, compared to 714,000 in 2005. Conversely, used vehicle sales continue… more
    Editor 512
  • Challenging 2016 Risks
    Jan 08, 2016 On the Cees

    Challenging 2016 Risks

    For a while it looked as if the Fed was going to be our main 2016 risk (and Zuma our main headache). How quickly things change (and doubtlessly will keep shifting). What will be our main disrupters in 2016? We are now being devoured by devastating… more
    Cees Bruggemans 509
  • Naamsa comment on the December, 2015 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Jan 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa comment on the December, 2015 South…

    COMMENT ON THE DECEMBER 2015 MONTHLY SALES, CALENDAR 2015 NEW VEHICLE SALES STATISTICS AND PROSPECTS FOR 2016 1. BRIEF COMMENT ON DECEMBER, 2015 SALES With the exception of light commercial vehicle sales, industry sales ended 2015 on a weak note… more
    Editor 488
  • Piloted, electrified and fully connected – Audi at CES 2016
    Jan 07, 2016 Events

    Piloted, electrified and fully connected – Audi…

    Electrification, digitalization and piloted driving: Audi is making these three future trends of the automotive industry the focus of its appearance at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The world’s most important electronics show takes… more
    Editor 2119
  • Self-driving across the highways of Nevada
    Jan 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Self-driving across the highways of Nevada

    New Mercedes-Benz E-Class with test licence for autonomous driving New Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the world's first standard-production vehicle to be awarded a test licence for autonomous driving Standard-production vehicle is extensively equipped… more
    Editor 503
  • Continental at CES 2016: Product and Innovation Highlights
    Jan 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental at CES 2016: Product and Innovation…

    Dynamic eHorizon proves how the Internet enables better cars New usability concept on next generation head unit revolutionizes the user experience The cockpit’s wow factor, a Curved Integrated Centerstack System Continental’s thin Adaptable… more
    Editor 525
  • Nene’s lawless SA state
    Jan 07, 2016 On the Cees

    Nene’s lawless SA state

    The paramount chief writ runs large, at least for some it does. But a lot of it depends on personality rather than being institutionalised in a properly run state. Having certainty over time. That's what law is for internally. But what about… more
    Cees Bruggemans 519
  • Falsifying matric qualifications is fraud
    Jan 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Falsifying matric qualifications is fraud

    On the 5th of January 2016, Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga announced the matric pass rate of 70.7%. This means that out of the 799 306 full- and part-time candidates that sat for their examinations, only 565 109 passed. This reflects a… more
    Editor 511
  • The contrarian windfall Funk
    Jan 06, 2016 On the Cees

    The contrarian windfall Funk

    I don't know about you, but I am getting ready for my next fix. Prof De Kiewiet after decades of much study & contemplation promised us years ago (1946) that SA progresses by way of political disaster and economic windfalls. We have had our fair… more
    Cees Bruggemans 542
  • KIA models awarded trio of GOOD DESIGN awards
    Jan 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KIA models awarded trio of GOOD DESIGN awards

    KIA Sorento, Optima and Trail’ster honoured in ‘Transportation’ category Second consecutive year KIA has taken home three GOOD DESIGN awards Products judged on design, technology, form, materials, function, efficiency and environmental sensitivity… more
    Editor 497
  • Oil: till death do us part
    Jan 06, 2016 On the Cees

    Oil: till death do us part

    The oil and greater energy scenario wasn't supposed to go like this. First the great 2010 surprise (US fracking starting off, on turbo from 2013 as oil output rose dramatically). Then the great 2014 surprise (Saudi capitulating, switching to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 504
  • Jonathan Muirhead awarded OBE in the New Year’s Honours List for 2016
    Jan 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jonathan Muirhead awarded OBE in the New Year’s…

    Scottish Leather Group, Renfrewshire, Scotland January 2016 – Scottish Leather Group Chairman, Jonathan Muirhead, has been named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the New Year’s Honours List for services to the leather industry.… more
    Editor 604
  • Highlights of President Ma’s New Year’s Day Message
    Jan 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Highlights of President Ma’s New Year’s Day…

    ROC President Ma Ying-jeou, in his New Year’s Day message “Eight Years of Reform Create a Better Taiwan,” stressed achievements in diplomacy, relations with mainland China, and social justice, while expressing concerns for the future development of… more
    Editor 514
  • AIDC, UNIDO and ILO Automotive Competitiveness Project Kick-off
    Jan 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    AIDC, UNIDO and ILO Automotive Competitiveness…

    The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) in Gauteng, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the International Labour Office (ILO), have launched a pilot programme for the development and application of a methodology… more
    Editor 505
  • AIDC hosts successful India Best Practice Tour
    Jan 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    AIDC hosts successful India Best Practice Tour

    Pretoria, November 2015: The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) in Gauteng has once again hosted a successful Best Practice Tour to India during November 2015. The Tour consisted of 19 delegates (representing 12 companies) who visited six… more
    Editor 783
  • Taking the SA Pulse: fireworks
    Jan 05, 2016 On the Cees

    Taking the SA Pulse: fireworks

    Anecdotal impressions may not be representative and not allow generalization to larger populations. Then again, impressions often assist in rounding out a general picture. So, too, perhaps fireworks, though the disclaimer is noted. How poor, or how… more
    Cees Bruggemans 496
  • Thinking about the Rand
    Jan 05, 2016 On the Cees

    Thinking about the Rand

    What is top of mind when thinking about Rand prospects, near term and far? It isn't all daily randomness. There is structure, some of it obvious, some of it requiring more digging, giving us a better probability of getting the levels right where the… more
    Cees Bruggemans 1098
  • The Incomplete Restoration
    Jan 04, 2016 On the Cees

    The Incomplete Restoration

    We sadly waved finance minister Nene goodbye, unceremoniously dumped one Wednesday night in early December, as so much unwanted rubbish put out in the road, only to hear about a surprising senior ANC leadership meeting the next Sunday after an orgy… more
    Cees Bruggemans 560
  • Wars of the Ottoman Succession
    Jan 04, 2016 On the Cees

    Wars of the Ottoman Succession

    History abhors a vacuum. An empire may come into being, flowers and reaches maturity, after which the long (or abrupt) slide to oblivion. But the hole it leaves wants to be filled anew. What comes after can matter hugely. Remember the wars of the… more
    Cees Bruggemans 494
  • An Interesting Year
    Jan 04, 2016 On the Cees

    An Interesting Year

    It was an interesting year. Many also say it was a horrible year, and it certainly was for some, indeed momentous in some respects. But the JSE didn't lose 80% of its value as in 1969, we didn't have massacres like Sharpeville 1960, Soweto 1976,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 527
  • Fuel price again rescued by oil weakness
    Jan 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel price again rescued by oil weakness

    Ongoing weakness in international petroleum prices has protected South Africans from the sagging exchange rate. This is according to the Automobile Association which was commenting on unaudited fuel price data released at month end by the Central… more
    Automobile Association 497
  • The main 2016 surprise?
    Jan 04, 2016 On the Cees

    The main 2016 surprise?

    So what is the most likely major 2016 bet turning out different? It is probably not the deepening SA drought condition whose full force is yet to show itself. Or the Zuma policy-factor undermining business confidence and laying low SA growth. Or… more
    Cees Bruggemans 506
  • Changing Europe (and an activist ECB)
    Jan 04, 2016 On the Cees

    Changing Europe (and an activist ECB)

    Europe is changing rapidly. Becoming more fearful, intolerant, nationalistic. Less welcoming to foreigners. Less governable as politics fragments. Possibly less confident, too, giving Draghi more growth headaches, or is it really only inflation… more
    Cees Bruggemans 511
  • Great Global Consumer Adjust
    Jan 04, 2016 On the Cees

    Great Global Consumer Adjust

    It has been a momentous adjustment decade for consumers nearly everywhere, with heavy cyclical & structural overlays. It has been slowly ending in some regions, in the nature of a recuperation gradually nearing an end, while still deeply worsening… more
    Cees Bruggemans 524
  • The short road to ruin
    Jan 04, 2016 On the Cees

    The short road to ruin

    In all the excitement of recent weeks, a bigger picture may have escaped me. Namely that the Nene firing didn't come in isolation. Only a mere three months ago, the mining industry was rudely awakened to suddenly find itself saddled with a new… more
    Cees Bruggemans 505
  • South Africa’s Road Forward
    Jan 04, 2016 On the Cees

    South Africa’s Road Forward

    SA history has had a few very major modern turnings in the road. The 1948 election outcome ending the Smuts era. The 1960 MacMillan Winds of Change speech. The 1964 Mandela Rivonia trial speech from the dock. The Verwoerd parliamentary knifing in… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 508
  • Merry Christmas.....
    Dec 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Merry Christmas.....

    This is pretty cool. The snow comes down right in front of your house This is amazing, if you have not seen it before just type in your address or any family addresses and look through the window at the snow falling on your home today. It's… more
    Editor 551
  • Warren Buffett Upside Down
    Dec 24, 2015 On the Cees

    Warren Buffett Upside Down

    Warren Buffett is known for many sayings, having a worldwide following as the world’s most successful serial investor. One pays attention when Warren says “only when the tide goes out, do you discover who's been swimming naked”. In other words, when… more
    Cees Bruggemans 579
  • Recapturing the State
    Dec 23, 2015 On the Cees

    Recapturing the State

    Does the obvious stare us in the face? First losing the state and then having to recapture it. But that still begs two questions: did we ever fully lose the state, and can we truly recapture her, if already critically lost in parts? There is the… more
    Cees Bruggemans 595
  • Processing reliability in screwdriving technology
    Dec 23, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Processing reliability in screwdriving technology

    New service feature: On-site calibration Minimise downtime and save costs the easy way An estimated twelve kilos of screws are used to build a medium-sized vehicle. The safety risk “danger to life and limb” applies to 15% of these. Precision and… more
    Editor 530
  • Looming Fork in the Road
    Dec 23, 2015 On the Cees

    Looming Fork in the Road

    You may be forgiven for thinking that the crucial fork in the road lies behind us. The ascent of Jacob Zuma to the purple in 2009 may come to be seen as having been such a moment, on a journey starting much further back in time. Or the creation of… more
    Cees Bruggemans 592
  • The Rake’s Progress
    Dec 22, 2015 On the Cees

    The Rake’s Progress

    The original Rake’s Progress (1733) was a set of eight paintings showing the decline & fall of Tom Rakewell, the spendthrift son & heir of a rich merchant, who comes to London, wastes all his money on luxurious living, prostitution & gambling, and… more
    Cees Bruggemans 590
  • Messe Frankfurt - Ifo Institute: The Trade Fair Index
    Dec 22, 2015 Events

    Messe Frankfurt - Ifo Institute: The Trade Fair…

    Messe Frankfurt in cooperation with the Ifo Institute, Munich, releases new key figures on consumer and capital goods trade fairs in Germany Exhibitors at international trade fairs report stronger business performance and assess their competitive… more
    Editor 2394
  • Drivers need to take responsibility behind the wheel this festive season
    Dec 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Drivers need to take responsibility behind the…

    Calling on government to do more is only part of the solution warns AA Weekend reports that the number of fatalities on South African roads this festive season have already surpassed 500 is of great concern and does not bode well for the rest of… more
    Automobile Association 558
  • The three-dimensional Zuma
    Dec 20, 2015 On the Cees

    The three-dimensional Zuma

    There appear to be three faces to our president, not unlike the Three Faces of Eve, that don't make it any easier to understand the man, his actions, his times & what comes next. But one should perhaps try, for we have an ever sharper duality,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 619
  • Inaugural trade show provides much needed networking platform to lucartive Asean auto aftermarket
    Dec 20, 2015 Events

    Inaugural trade show provides much needed…

    18/12/2015 –The inaugural Automotive Aftermarket International Trade Fair, AAITF Bangkok 2015, was a success attracting a strong global audience of key industry trade buyers and leading exhibiting brands. The B2B exhibition and conference program,… more
    Editor 2168
  • Renault's Batilly plant sets production records
    Dec 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Renault's Batilly plant sets production records

    Batilly, France Renault Plant, home of the Renault Master and others, breaks production records. Batilly achieves highest-ever annual production for all brands combined, including 126,000+ vans through assembly line. Renault Master breaks production… more
    Editor 570
  • BMW Group Production reaches new record highs in 2015
    Dec 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    BMW Group Production reaches new record highs in…

    Munich. With the end of the year fast approaching, it is apparent that the BMW Group’s production network will be posting new record highs for the business year 2015. Due to the high customer demand and the launch of numerous new models, such as the… more
    Editor 606
  • Rand takes Fed in stride
    Dec 20, 2015 On the Cees

    Rand takes Fed in stride

    Long feared, after 7 years of zero interest rates, the Fed liftoff on Wednesday went off smoothly, with global markets orderly and responding mostly positively to the small 0.25% rate increase (equities rising bullishly, bonds warily on the… more
    Cees Bruggemans 588
  • Walter Martin retires after sixty years on the job
    Dec 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Walter Martin retires after sixty years on the job

    Martin saddened by the end of an era Port Elizabeth - I have been going to the office for 60 years but I have never worked for a day in my life. I enjoyed every single day. These were the words of Walter Martin (80), who retired this week after… more
    Editor 555
  • G.U.D. Filters
    Dec 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    G.U.D. Filters delivers great engine protection…

    In celebration of their 65th birthday SA’s iconic automotive filter brand, G.U.D. Filters, ran a retailer promotional campaign to reward retailers that are loyal to the G.U.D. Filters brand and products. As an incentive to maintain their G.U.D.… more
    Editor 603
  • Joburg's Biggest Day Out: the Rand Show gets even bigger in 2016.
    Dec 20, 2015 Events

    Joburg's Biggest Day Out: the Rand Show gets even…

    With eleven exhibitor categories and a full line-up of family and youth-focused entertainment, the 2016 Rand Show is expected to be a bumper attraction. Marketed as 'Joburg's Biggest Day Out,' this year's iconic event, which runs from March 25th to… more
    Editor 2277
  • General Motors South Africa
    Dec 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Care-free, Thanks to Complete Care

    JOHANNESBURG - General Motors South Africa continues to live up to the ethos of its Complete Care programme, with employees at the company's Sales and Marketing offices in Woodmead recently signing the I Care pledge. This simple act represents a… more
    Editor 559
  • REDISA - 2015 in review
    Dec 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    REDISA - 2015 in review

    2015 has been a busy and productive year for REDISA, with several milestones achieved in the second year of operation. As 2015 draws to a close, here is a summary of the key highlights: Circular Economy Conference In March, REDISA participated in… more
    Editor 619
  • Festive Cheer for Needy Children
    Dec 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Festive Cheer for Needy Children

    PORT ELIZABETH - "We give back" is the mantra that General Motors South Africa (GMSA) employees live by. When the Christmas trees, filled with tags for disadvantaged children, are set up a month before Christmas at all GMSA sites, employees rush to… more
    Editor 555
  • Blocked, Bloodied but Unbowed
    Dec 17, 2015 On the Cees

    Blocked, Bloodied but Unbowed

    It has now been suggested that senior ANC members were briefed about Zuma intentions to fire finance minister Nene last week, giving their acquiescence. Nene had for months resisted and become an obstacle to specific government intentions. He had to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 589
  • Continental´s Connected Energy Management for better fuel efficiency and a smoother ride
    Dec 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Continental´s Connected Energy Management for…

    For the first time Continental presents a 48 volt mild hybrid demo car with connected Energy Management (cEM) at the CES, Las Vegas The innovative cEM offers fuel efficiency guidance to the driver, which can be used to save an additional 3 to 4… more
    Editor 690
  • The Zim Road Pushback
    Dec 17, 2015 On the Cees

    The Zim Road Pushback

    On what kind of road is Zim, and are we following in her footsteps? Or are we different, more complex, resilient, less easily taken, forwards evolving where Zim by now has retreated 500 years into past medievalism and still accelerating? The Zim… more
    Cees Bruggemans 607
  • Mitsubishi drives battle to own beaches
    Dec 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Mitsubishi drives battle to own beaches

    Hot beaches, hot bodies, Hot Summer of Touch. and Mitsubishi! The Hot Summer of Touch once again hits the Southern Cape coastline in December this year for the 2015 instalment of this hugely popular series of Touch Rugby. The Tour enjoys its 15th… more
    Editor 597
  • McLarens in miniature - stocking fillers
    Dec 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    McLarens in miniature - stocking fillers

    As production ends of the McLaren P1™, availability continues in miniature Sizes from 1:64 to 1:8, from approximately 75mm to 595mm Prices from under £10 to over £8,000 Production of the full size McLaren P1™ may have ended but McLaren Automotive… more
    Editor 591
  • Super Salesman Pravin Gordhan
    Dec 17, 2015 On the Cees

    Super Salesman Pravin Gordhan

    There are genuine rewards & recognitions, and then there are hospital passes. What happened to Pravin Gordhan last Sunday was a bit of both when Zuma re-offered him (as a pair of ultimate safe hands capable of damage control) the position of Finance… more
    Cees Bruggemans 575
  • Clayton Whitaker to steer manufacturing in Africa
    Dec 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Local Plant Manager to Head Up Manufacturing in…

    PORT ELIZABETH - General Motors South Africa (GMSA) announced the appointment of Clayton Whitaker as Vice President, Manufacturing GM Africa, with immediate effect. Currently General Manager Manufacturing Operations GM South Africa, Whitaker will… more
    Editor 590
  • Weak oil offsets Rand plunge to save SA motorists pain at pumps in December
    Dec 15, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Weak oil offsets Rand plunge to save SA motorists…

    South African motorists are set to feel the first direct impacts of the unexpected removal of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene and the resulting exchange rate chaos. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on… more
    Automobile Association 553
  • The Impact of Fossil Fuels
    Dec 15, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    The Impact of Fossil Fuels

    FOSSIL FUELS KILL MORE PEOPLE EVERY YEAR THAN WARS, MURDERS, & TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS COMBINED Hi Folks… Departing somewhat from our conventional subjects we thought it appropriate to share the challenges of the motor industry, albeit from a slightly… more
    Eugene Herbert, Group MD, RAC 567
  • Putting the brakes on drinking this festive season
    Dec 15, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Putting the brakes on drinking this festive season

    We have all seen it, the carnage of road accidents over the December period, covered across a vast spectrum of media. We have all seen the warnings and we know of the repercussions of getting behind the wheel after drinking, yet still, a select few… more
    Editor 597
  • Township Entrepreneur Awards finalists announced
    Dec 15, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Township Entrepreneur Awards finalists announced

    REDISA provides technical and business support to small and medium enterprises, helping them to succeed, grow and, in turn, create further job opportunities. Entrepreneurs create and bring to life new technologies, products and services, building… more
    Editor 623
  • Millennials shaping the evolution of motoring
    Dec 15, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Millennials shaping the evolution of motoring

    In a market where car ownership is becoming increasingly expensive, it would be a mistake to assume that the younger generation of South African motorists are finding it difficult to enter the new-car market. In fact, according to Des Fenner,… more
    Editor 625
  • Zuma “changes” his mind
    Dec 14, 2015 On the Cees

    Zuma “changes” his mind

    A rather unexpected course of events late Sunday night (13 December 2015), as Zuma “reconsiders” his decision to fire finance minister Nene, and reappoints Pravin Gordhan (who should never have been replaced last year in the first place with a… more
    Cees Bruggemans 607
  • Fearful, Fearless
    Dec 14, 2015 On the Cees

    Fearful, Fearless

    I have a problem. It is called a duality. Thinking South Africa (there is a much bigger other South Africa, worthy of its own psychoanalysis), breaks down into two clear groupings, those fearful (many by now petrified) and those not fearful (many to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 625
  • New record: Porsche exceeds the 200,000 mark of vehicles delivered
    Dec 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    New record: Porsche exceeds the 200,000 mark of…

    Dubai. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG has delivered 209,894 cars worldwide from January to November 2015. This corresponds to a 24 per cent increase in comparison to the same period in 2014. For the first time in the history of the company, Porsche has… more
    Editor 580
  •   United Uations “Momentum for Change” award for BMW i and ChergePoint. Peter Schwarzenbauer (BMW), Achim Steiner (UNEP), Dimitrios Papadogonas (ChargePoint) (12/2015)
    Dec 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    BMW i receives “Momentum for Change” award from…

    BMW i at the forefront of worldwide EV charging infrastructure pilot projects BMW i is shaping the future of individual mobility – not only with groundbreaking products and services, but also with a global involvement in the expansion of the… more
    Editor 628
  • BMW Group sales achieve new high in November
    Dec 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    BMW Group sales achieve new high in November

    Sales up 4.9% to total 197,480 Over 2 million vehicles delivered so far in 2015 Year-to-date increase of 6.9% BMW i sales top 25,000 worldwide Monthly sales of MINI 5 door double year-on-year Munich. The BMW Group has achieved new record sales for… more
    Editor 591
  • Renault Board approves alliance stability covenant between Renault and Nissan
    Dec 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Renault Board approves alliance stability…

    As early as 16th April 2015, the Renault Board of Directors unanimously reiterated that the sustainability, success and resilience of the Alliance since its very inception in 1999 were based on a balance of shares held by Renault and Nissan. Since… more
    Editor 677
  • The Imperial Presidency
    Dec 14, 2015 On the Cees

    The Imperial Presidency

    We are supposed to have a democratic Presidency, with a two-term limit. But some people see evidence of monarchy and unlimited term limit. And could one argue the presence of an Imperial Presidency? The President has sole discretion about who he… more
    Cees Bruggemans 607
  • Corrine Hitzeroth (left) and Andre Labercensie are two of the employees that took part in the conservation programme.
    Dec 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    General Motors Employees Start New Landscaping…

    PORT ELIZABETH - Employees at General Motors South Africa's (GMSA) Parts and Distribution Centre (PDC) got their hands dirty recently when they participated in a new landscaping project. Situated in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), the… more
    Editor 621
  • The Ford Struandale Engine Plant and freight partner, WE Deane SA, ensured Christmas arrived early for the community-based Mandela Metro School of Arts in Bethelsdorp, Port Elizabeth. The companies provided the shipping for 71 musical instruments that were collected and donated by Prof Arne Bjorhei from the University of Tromso in Norway.
    Dec 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Assists with Shipping of Musical Instruments…

    Shipping of 71 donated musical instruments facilitated by Ford from University of Tromso in Norway to Mandela Metro School of Arts in Bethelsdorp Ford freight partner, WE Deane SA, provided shipping, storage and customs clearing Ford Struandale… more
    Editor 614
  • Driver safety 101: braking, steering & scanning the road
    Dec 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Driver safety 101: braking, steering & scanning…

    Hi Folks… This, our penultimate newsletter for 2015, is intended to give a slightly different perspective to driving tips - so prevalent at this time of the year. Rather see this as an opportunity to implement behavioural changes which should stay… more
    Eugene Herbert, Group MD, RAC 586
  • Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Dec 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Don’t become a statistic on the roads this…

    Every year the number of accidents and fatalities on our roads during the festive season is alarming. Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), says all drivers need to take responsibility for their vehicles and the… more
    Editor 554
  • KIA takes first place in Auto Bild magazine’s Quality Report 2015
    Dec 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    KIA takes first place in Auto Bild magazine’s…

    KIA ranks highest among 20 leading carmakers on German market for customer satisfaction, reliability and long-term quality KIA Motors has been named in first place according to the Quality Report 2015 published by Auto Bild magazine (issue 50/2015),… more
    Editor 584
  • First Intersect outside Japan opened this week in Dubai
    Dec 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    First Intersect outside Japan opened this week in…

    The first Intersect by Lexus luxury brand experience space outside Japan opened this week in Dubai, UAE. Intersect by Lexus goes well beyond the concept of a dealership or traditional retail space, offering guests a unique luxury space where they… more
    Editor 684
  • If you love your children, ensure they buckle up
    Dec 14, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    If you love your children, ensure they buckle up

    One of the biggest tragedies in South Africa is the preventable death of hundreds of children in cars on our roads each year. Too often parents do not secure their children while driving and the consequences of this negligence are severe injuries… more
    Automobile Association 582
  • NAAMSA Comment on ministerial appointments
    Dec 13, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    NAAMSA Comment on ministerial appointments

    NAAMSA recognises that ministerial appointments are the constitutional prerogative of the President and the Association therefore will not comment on the merits of the announced changes in the leadership responsible for financial administration and… more
    NAAMSA 583
  • Festive Treat for General Motors Retirees
    Dec 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Festive Treat for General Motors Retirees

    PORT ELIZABETH - General Motors South Africa (GMSA) once again spread some festive cheer to the company's retirees this year by presenting them with Spar vouchers. A total of 1700 Spar vouchers were distributed to the value of R1.2 million. Retiree,… more
    Editor 598
  • Ford Sensor Technology Applied to Motorcycles for New Mobility Insights; Improves Medical Care for Rural Africa
    Dec 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Sensor Technology Applied to Motorcycles for…

    Ford is now equipping motorcycles with sensor kits inspired by its OpenXC hardware platform to map areas of community health care services in rural West Africa. Capturing data on additional transportation types is helping researchers detect patterns… more
    Editor 632
  • Mega Trends 2015, 2010s, 2100s?
    Dec 11, 2015 On the Cees

    Mega Trends 2015, 2010s, 2100s?

    Technological disruption. Geopolitical radicalisation. Economic shock treatment. Demographic displacement. These are the mega trends, as much initiators as consequences, that seem to shape the present, projecting deep into future years. Parachuting… more
    Cees Bruggemans 381
  • The Zuma Ran
    Dec 11, 2015 On the Cees

    The Zuma Rand

    It just goes to show that apparently anyone can be finance minister, just that you know. Swimming naked has suddenly acquired a new meaning as SA got a new finance minister ready to do his master’s bidding, which is to approve trillion Rand nuclear… more
    Cees Bruggemans 624
  • Tow safely this holiday
    Dec 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Tow safely this holiday

    Be alert and stick to the rules, warns AA “Towing another vehicle requires extra attention from the driver. Apart from ensuring the towing vehicle is safe and in a good condition, the vehicle that is being towed also needs to be roadworthy and… more
    Automobile Association 593
  • Crime Over the Christmas Period – Do Not be a Victim
    Dec 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Crime Over the Christmas Period – Do Not be a…

    As we approach the end of the year, it is once again necessary to be more diligent and aware than normal when it comes to crime, warns the South African Insurance Crime Bureau (SAICB). “People are either more relaxed at this time of the year and are… more
    Editor 613

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