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  • Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Mar 26, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel-efficiency – myth or fact?

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

    SsangYong Motor Appoints Vice-President Choi as…

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

    MV AGUSTA LAUNCHES ITS F4 RC AMG MODEL

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

    SKF Product Information - Hyundai iX35

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

    Auto Component Sector Endorses INDUTEC

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

    Waves of 2015 Tantrums

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

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre to Sponsor Broadcast of 2015…

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

    PIRELLI DOMINATES THE GENEVA MOTORSHOW

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

    Communication from the AIDC CEO, Mr Barlow Manilal

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

    Ford Gives Learners Insight Into Career…

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

    Hibernating SA investment

    Total fixed investment in plant, machinery, equipment & structures, going by the SARB quarterly bulletin released last week, has been stuck at R620bn (2010 prices) for the past two years, with little inkling as yet this will improve quickly. Mining… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 59
  • Rewards Add Up for Motorists Who Shop at Tiger Wheel & Tyre
    Mar 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Rewards Add Up for Motorists Who Shop at Tiger…

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

    BIMOTA TEAM FOR THE 2105 ISLE OF MAN

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

    Sharing the Spoils

    We inherited an awful inequality in terms of income & wealth from the past. More important, what are we in SA doing about it, for better or worse, besides smearing excrement all over Cecil John Rhodes? We were long known as the country with the… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 37
  • UNPACKING THE MINISTERS COLLISION
    Mar 23, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    UNPACKING THE MINISTERS COLLISION

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

    The Cost of Not Maintaining Your Tyres

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

    Ford Marks Production Milestone As 5-Millionth…

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

    BASF flexible novel engine covering Elastofoam

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

    Grasping a ‘breaking point’ – key to business…

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

    G.U.D. Holdings launch servo press technology

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

    Macan S Diesel Awarded 2015 WesBank / SAGMJ Car…

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

    Natalie Chapman reaches halfway mark of…

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

    KIA Fast Fest returns to Tarlton International…

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

    Mercedes-Benz's "Intelligent Drive" philosophy

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

    New MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres now…

    Michelin has developed a special version of its Pilot Sport Cup 2 ultra-high performance tyre for the new Audi R8. This tyre will be an optional fitment that can be specified by customers and it can be identified by the RO1 marking on its sidewall.… more...
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  • Tyrexpo Asia 2015 Opens In A Week
    Mar 19, 2015 Events

    Tyrexpo Asia 2015 Opens In A Week

    1. YOUR COMPETITORS WILL BE HERE With some 5,500 industry leaders and professionals expected over the 3 days, you can be certain that some of your closest competitors will be at Tyrexpo Asia 2015 – can you afford not to? 2. A SOLUTION FOR YOUR EVERY… more...
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  • Shock Fuel Price Hike In Store  - AA
    Mar 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Shock Fuel Price Hike In Store - AA

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

    State of the SA Economy 4Q14

    We already knew annualised GDP growth doubled to 4.1% in 4Q14 from 2% in the previous quarter, but we didn't as yet know its full composition (though we could guess). In the end I didn't guess hard enough. Fully 3.9% of the 4.1% growth gain was… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 92
  • Connected to the future: new Automechanika advertising campaign
    Mar 18, 2015 Events

    Connected to the future: new Automechanika…

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

    QUARTERLY REVIEW OF BUSINESS CONDITIONS: MOTOR…

    Key features: Fourth Quarter 2014 Aggregate Industry employment levels increased by 1 478 jobs to reach 30 466 positions at end December, 2014. Based on data collated at the beginning of the calendar year, 2015 Industry capital expenditure projected… more...
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  • Biggest ever Automechanika Kuala Lumpur kicks off with significant increase in exhibitors and exhibition space
    Mar 18, 2015 Events

    Biggest ever Automechanika Kuala Lumpur kicks off…

    Most ever offerings in fringe programme provide something for everyone Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2015 – the premier trade event in ASEAN region for the automotive and aftermarket industry – opens from 19 – 21 March at the Kuala Lumpur Convention… more...
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  • The Rand: Sink or Swim
    Mar 18, 2015 On the Cees

    The Rand: Sink or Swim

    A momentous question: will the Rand shortly sink or swim? The question comes in two parts: Firstly, will the Rand sink against the Euro as markets start to believe that ECB President Draghi will succeed in inducing growth? An interesting question.… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 80
  • Melicia Labuschagne director of Liqui Moly SA with Ernst Prost head of Liqui Moly’s worldwide operation at a launch in South Africa on his first visit to the country
    Mar 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    LIQUI MOLY’S MELICIA LABUSCHAGNE IS APPOINTED…

    It was announced this week by Liqui Moly’s Ernst Prost owner partner of Liqui Moly Worldwide after his first visit to South Africa last week that Melicia Labuschagne the current GM for the brand in South Africa would be promoted to Director of the… more...
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  • New generation no longer sees cars as “Status Symbols”
    Mar 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    New generation no longer sees cars as “Status…

    On Monday, 4th June 1897, at 4pm, the first horseless carriage in South Africa made its debut in Brea Park, launching a love affair with motor vehicles that would endure for ages…or did it? The 1940s saw the era of the “people’s wagon”, pioneered by… more...
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  • Mercedes-Benz Umhlanga wins best SA dealership award
    Mar 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz Umhlanga wins best SA dealership…

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa hosted their annual Dealer of The Year awards from 13th – 16th March 2015 in Cape Town. Over 200 Dealer Principals and Brand Leaders from across the country attended the prestigious award ceremony where the cream of the… more...
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  • Driving Divas workshop encourage safe driving at GMSA
    Mar 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Driving Divas workshop encourage safe driving at…

    PORT ELIZABETH - A child standing on the front or back seat of the car or you just simply answering your cellular phone or texting while driving. Sounds familiar? These are common unsafe practices that we often make ourselves guilty of. In a Driving… more...
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  • Dealer cooperation and excellence awarded by Mercedes-Benz South Africa
    Mar 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Dealer cooperation and excellence awarded by…

    Brand Centre Gauteng North receives coveted Chairman's Award for Best Overall Passenger Cars Dealer Pretoria - The Mercedes-Benz South Africa group of companies (MBSA) crowned Brand Centre Gauteng North its Passenger Car Dealer of the Year for 2014… more...
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  • Whirlwinds
    Mar 16, 2015 On the Cees

    Whirlwinds

    These are very confusing times. Not on a long perspective, where we understand the Western world and Japan are in a long recuperation from major financial & existential crises, China is in transition from emphasizing external demand (exports),… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 103
  • Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Executive Board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG (left) and Lutz Meschke, Executive Vice President Finances and IT at the annual press conference
    Mar 16, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Porsche achieves new records in revenue and profit

    Dubai. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG has set new records in terms of deliveries, revenue and profit in the 2014 fiscal year. With 189,849 vehicles, there was a 17 per cent increase in deliveries from the previous year. Revenue rose by one-fifth to… more...
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  • Liqui Moly’s SA Director Melicia Labuschagne
    Mar 16, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    LIQUI MOLY JOINS FORCES WITH CAYENNE WORLD TO…

    Liqui Moly agreed to join forces with their long term partners Cayenne World in the sponsorship and support of the SA Guild Motorcycle Media Awards. “The awards will now be known as the CAYENNE WORLD / LIQUI MOLY SA GUILD MOTORCYCLE AWARDS,” said… more...
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  • Mind the gap:  tackling mismatches to fuel South Africa’s innovative potential
    Mar 16, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Mind the gap: tackling mismatches to fuel South…

    At Unisa’s Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL), an energising and challenging forum was held on 5 March to mark the university’s Research and Innovation Day. The event centred on how innovation and entrepreneurship talent could power South… more...
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  • Warehouse operations at the Toyota PDC in Altas Road
    Mar 16, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    OUTSTANDING SERVICE FOR TOYOTA SA

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Customer Service Award for the annual Customer Service Excellence Awards (CSEA) by Toyota Motor Corporation. TSAM and its staff were commended for their dedicated efforts and… more...
    Editor 93
  • Renault Group - Renault Argentina to manufacture the Logan, Sandero and Sandero Stepway at its Santa Isabela plant
    Mar 16, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Renault Group - Renault Argentina to manufacture…

    Renault Argentina is to invest USD100 million in the production of these models. The investment plan covers the development of a local supplier network, as well as the modernisation of the factory’s equipment and tooling. Production of these models… more...
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  • Bridgestone Serves as Title Sponsor for the 2015 World Solar Challenge
    Mar 16, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Bridgestone Serves as Title Sponsor for the 2015…

    Bridgestone Corporation announced this week that the Bridgestone brand will be the title sponsor of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2015 (WSC 2015), which will be held in Australia from 18-25 October 2015. Based on a long-term commitment to… more...
    Editor 93
  • Oliver Zipse, BMW Group, Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning and Product Strategy; with effect from the end of the Annual General Meeting on 13 May 2015 Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Production (03/2015).
    Mar 16, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    BMW Group PressClub: A new press information…

    Munich. At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of BMW AG appointed Oliver Zipse as the new Board of Management Member for Production, effective from the end of the Annual General Meeting on 13 May 2015. Zipse will take over from Harald Krüger,… more...
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  • Head's up! Clean Displays Help Keep Drivers Informed
    Mar 16, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Head's up! Clean Displays Help Keep Drivers…

    Keeping eyes on the road aided by colourful, simplified HUD systems DETROIT - In the days of wearable technology that connects you to the world around you, the automotive head-up display, or HUD, is a seasoned veteran. General Motors pioneered the… more...
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  • Mar 16, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    "Virtual Key Service for Car-Sharing Companies:…

    The technology company and the automotive service provider form a joint venture for the development and implementation of various car-sharing services OTA keys, headquartered in Brussels, provides worldwide services for fleet and car-sharing… more...
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  • Dealing with the aftermath of Potholes
    Mar 16, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Dealing with the aftermath of Potholes

    Hi Folks… I am sure most readers have had their fair share of potholes and, given the state of our roads it’s almost a matter of ‘when’ you hit one as opposed to ‘if’ you hit one. Tyre damage is a given and having recently being exposed to the costs… more...
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  • Chile; Sergio Jadue, President of the Chilean Football Federation, the Copa America Chile 2015 Local Organizing Committee and second vice-president of Conmebol; Kyung-Han Kim, President of KIA's Central & South America Regional Headquarters; René Rosas, Executive Director of LOC; and Rodrigo de la Torre Martini, General Manager of KIA Chile
    Mar 16, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    KIA Motors partners with Copa América Chile 2015

    Second consecutive sponsorship of Copa América for KIA Motors Numerous activities planned to engage with the world's passionate football fans (SEOUL) March 13, 2015 - KIA Motors today announced its 'Platinum Sponsor' role for the Copa América Chile… more...
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  • The aftermarket in China is booming
    Mar 16, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    The aftermarket in China is booming

    Frost and Sullivan have announced in their latest report: China will have the world's largest number of vehicles by 2021, spurring high aftermarket growth in the short, medium and long terms. The total number of passenger, light and mini commercial… more...
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  • Continent's market for auto parts set to grow 11 per cent annually to reach US$15.3 billion in 2020 – Frost & Sullivan
    Mar 15, 2015 Events

    Continent's market for auto parts set to grow 11…

    Rapid urbanisation and surging growth in new transport infrastructure is transforming the face of surface transport in Africa, placing the continent on the fast track to becoming one of the world's most significant markets for vehicles and auto… more...
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  • Dachser South Africa launches head office, sales and logistics centre with multi-user warehouse facility
    Mar 15, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Dachser South Africa launches head office, sales…

    On Wednesday evening, 25 February, Dachser South Africa celebrated the official launch and roof wetting of the company’s new head office, sales and logistics centre including an extended multi-user warehouse facility in Pomona, Kempton Park. This… more...
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  • TRUCKING FOCUS AT AUTOMECHANIKA JOHANNESBURG 2015, 6-9 MAY, EXPO CENTRE, NASREC
    Mar 15, 2015 Events

    TRUCKING FOCUS AT AUTOMECHANIKA JOHANNESBURG…

    The 4th edition of Automechanika Johannesburg will take place at Expo Centre, Nasrec, Wednesday 6 to Saturday 9 May 2015. This largest automotive aftermarket business to business trade show and networking platform on the African Continent, serving… more...
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  • 'Mastering the
    Mar 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    'Mastering the "Art and Science" of automotive…

    Reaching a pinnacle of performance in South Africa's intensively competitive motor business and being adjudged the best-of-the-best in today's challenging economy, takes enormous commitment and very special skills, said Dr George Nyabadza at the… more...
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  • Sick Man, sick
    Mar 11, 2015 On the Cees

    Sick Man, sick

    it is just an old phrase (“Sick man of Europe”) that perhaps hasn't been looked at closely enough for its possible modern parallel (“Sick man of Africa”)? And the implications, knowing what happened to the Ottoman Empire, from which eventually… more...
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  • Change in management at Porsche sales organizations
    Mar 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Change in management at Porsche sales…

    Dubai. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG has announced management changes in the sports car manufacturer’s important sales regions and subsidiaries: Franz Jung (52) will become Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche China as of June 1, 2015. Mr Jung… more...
    Editor 142
  • Business, Windfall, Order
    Mar 11, 2015 On the Cees

    Business, Windfall, Order

    It may not be conventional wisdom, but business is not remaining silent, the oil windfall is not being lost and the Rand is not disorderly retreating. It may not all be good news, but 2-out-3 isn't bad going? For some it is even 3-out-3. Business is… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 125
  • Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Automobiles (DPCA) starts series production of Fengshen L60, its first own-brand  car, at Wuhan 1
    Mar 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Automobiles (DPCA)…

    DPCA, the China-based joint venture between PSA Peugeot Citroën and Dongfeng Group (DFG), started production of the Dongfeng Fengshen L60 on Monday, 2 March 2015 at its Wuhan 1 plant. This high-profile launch will enable DPCA to reach its goal of… more...
    Editor 128
  • Fleet managers ‘must keep their eyes on the fuel gauge’
    Mar 11, 2015 aBr Buzz

    Fleet managers ‘must keep their eyes on the fuel…

    With the recent welcome drop in fuel prices, South African fleet managers must resist the temptation to take their eyes off the fuel gauge Technological advances and high fuel prices over the past few years have boosted the adoption of best practice… more...
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  • Renault Worcester WINNER
    Mar 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    INDEPENDENTS TAKE THE LEAD AT RENAULT'S 2014…

    Renault Worcester - winner of Renault South Africa's 2013 Dealer of the Year Awards - drives off with the top title again in 2014! Renault George and Renault Port Elizabeth, both in the privately owned Seaman's Group stable, take second and third… more...
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  • Be part of Africa’s leading automotive aftermarket event
    Mar 11, 2015 Events

    Be part of Africa’s leading automotive…

    ARE YOU LOOKING TO MEET AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET BUYERS, DISTRIBUTORS AND WHOLESALERS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA? Automechanika Johannesburg is the leading professional event for the automotive aftermarket in Southern Africa providing you opportunity to… more...
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  • This March, Energizer® is set to launch its new Light Fusion Technology range of portable lights, taking portable lighting and roadside safety to the next level. The 2 in 1 Standing Light has a spot-light function, allowing one to direct the light and get to the root of the problem. It also has an area mode that although not as bright as the folding lantern, is still able to sufficiently and evenly distribute light. The lantern lasts for up to 100 hours on a lower light brightness setting and the 2 in 1 Standing Light lasts for up to 20 hours on either spot-light or area mode.
    Mar 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    New Light Fusion Technology Transforms Portable…

    light the way during breakdowns No one wants to be stranded next to the road in the middle of the night without sufficient light to investigate the problem or to be visible to oncoming traffic.Brand manager for Energizer® South Africa, Rashmi… more...
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  • AA expands vehicle fleet
    Mar 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    AA expands vehicle fleet

    The AA invests in service delivery 10 March 2015: The Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) has expanded its roadside assistance offering in order to grow its reach and continue to help South Africans “get out there” and back on the road. The… more...
    Editor 129
  • L-R - John McInroy, Founding Member of Unogwaja Challenge, Sharlene Graham, Dealer Principal, Barons Volkswagen Tokai and Riyaaz Slarmie, Sales Manager.
    Mar 11, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen and Barons join the Unogwaja journey

    Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and one of its dealer franchises, Barons Volkswagen (Division of Barloworld Group) will provide six support vehicles - four Amarok Double Cabs, a Transporter Crew Bus and Transporter Panel Van - for the 2015 Unogwaja… more...
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  • cayenne world lands the zero electric motorcycles agency
    Mar 10, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    cayenne world lands the zero electric motorcycles…

    Cayenne World adds yet another great brand to their exotic blue chip collection with the announcement of their latest new brand- the Zero Electric motorcycles from the USA. The Zero operation is one company that has got the electric motorcycle one… more...
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  • Mar 10, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Countdown for the show – 9 days to go!

    This year's fringe programme is more wide-ranging than ever before: AMKL Mechanics Challenge, test drive of EEVs (e.g. Mazda, Proton and Perodua), vehicle inspection demonstration, convocations for the working technicians, professional trainee skill… more...
    Editor 142
  • Ford Named a 2015 World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere Institute; Only Automaker to Earn Designation
    Mar 10, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Named a 2015 World's Most Ethical Company by…

    Ford named to Ethisphere Institute's 2015 list of World's Most Ethical Companies® - the only automaker to earn the recognition Ethisphere honors companies for leading in ethics and compliance; corporate citizenship and responsibility; culture of… more...
    Editor 144
  • How can you tell it's a real SAPS vehicle?
    Mar 10, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    How can you tell it's a real SAPS vehicle?

    All clients in 7Arrows patrolled areas are welcome to call 0861 727 769 when in doubt. Remember, more calls of suspicious activity will result in safer communities. Clcik here for info more...
    Editor 163
  • SMEs # 1 Challenge Gets Attention
    Mar 09, 2015 Events

    SMEs # 1 Challenge Gets Attention

    09 March 2015 Johannesburg - Getting an innovative firm off the ground or expanding it requires money, but financing SMEs is a risky proposition for financiers. To solve this, South Africa needs more funders, investors and banks willing to take the… more...
    Editor 293
  • Dear Graham, TOUGH START TO BRIDGESTONE 4X4 CHALLENGE
    Mar 09, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Dear Graham, TOUGH START TO BRIDGESTONE 4X4…

    2015 is going to be a tough year for participants in Bridgestone's 4x4 Club Challenge. This message was driven home on the year's first round of the long-running 4x4 driving skills competition, held recently at the Leeuwenkloof 4x4 facility near… more...
    Editor 164
  • Convoy Speed
    Mar 09, 2015 On the Cees

    Convoy Speed

    A convoy weakest point is that its fastest ships have to hold themselves back, gearing to the slowest steamers to keep the protection of the convoy intact. Not so an economy where stragglers are recognised as underperformers, and where the fastest… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 168
  • Why bother with Macro?
    Mar 09, 2015 On the Cees

    Why bother with Macro?

    It is an excellent question: why should companies, or investment managers bother with macro? With growth for the economy as a whole (to the nearest real decimal while they only think nominal)? With overall CPI or PPI inflation (when the inflation… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 133
  • BATTLE OF THE BEHEMOTHS AT RAND SHOW 2015
    Mar 09, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    BATTLE OF THE BEHEMOTHS AT RAND SHOW 2015

    Rand Show 2015 sees a host of top strength athletes compete in the Rand Show Strongest Man 2015 competition, a qualifying round for the title of SA's Strongest Man. On Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 April the Main Arena will reverberate to the sound of a… more...
    Editor 138
  •  I support Women in Motorcycling Campaign
    Mar 09, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    I support Women in Motorcycling Campaign

    As it is International Women’s Day this Sunday the 8th of March 2015, the FIM (Federation International de Motocyclisme) in-conjunction with the various Federations has launched a social media campaign called "I support Women in Motorcycling" where… more...
    Editor 153
  • HOW TO AVOID PARKING LOT CRASHES
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    Editor 257
  • Renault SA and Wheel Well: A partnership focusing on children in road safety
    Mar 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

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    Editor 181
  • Is your company an innovator?
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  • 85TH Geneva Motor Show - Peugeot is back in the Race!
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    Mar 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

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    Editor 163
  • GET REAL SOLUTIONS TO CHALLENGES FOR SMALL BUSINESS
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    Editor 170
  • GEARING UP FOR A GREAT SHOW
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    Editor 155
  • ACMA Automechanika New Delhi concludes successfully
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    Editor 316
  • GET YOUR EGGS IN A ROW THIS EASTER
    Mar 06, 2015 Buzz Press Release

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    Editor 203
  • Michelin connects the Ford Focus Electric to the road and the digital world
    Mar 05, 2015 Buzz Press Release

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    Editor 215
  • Poynting's simplified business structure shows promising half-year results
    Mar 05, 2015 Buzz Press Release

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    Editor 207
  • Comments on NAAMSA Business Vehicle Market - February 2015
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    Editor 269
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    Mar 05, 2015 Buzz Press Release

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    Editor 161
  • Budget, Country, Future
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  • Africa’s biggest small business showcase is back
    Mar 05, 2015 Events

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    Editor 342
  • Goodyear reveals the TripleTube, the smart morphing tyre concept at Geneva 2015
    Mar 05, 2015 Buzz Press Release

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    Editor 166
  • Last UD40 Now Bush Ambulance for Baby Rhinos
    Mar 05, 2015 Buzz Press Release

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    Editor 166
  • Dr Johan van Zyl
    Mar 05, 2015 aBr Buzz

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    Editor 243
  • 750th MEYLE-HD part: Wulf Gaertner Autoparts introduces new transmission mount for Mercedes-Benz
    Mar 05, 2015 Buzz Press Release

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    Editor 188
  • SOLID FIRST MONTH PERFORMANCE FOR TOYOTA
    Mar 04, 2015 Buzz Press Release

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    Editor 184
  • Adam Jam
    Mar 04, 2015 Buzz Press Release

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    Editor 161
  • Volvo Cars’ growth in Europe outpaced its competitors in 2014
    Mar 04, 2015 Buzz Press Release

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    Editor 165
  • Quick and Easy Tyre Analysis
    Mar 04, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Quick and Easy Tyre Analysis

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    Editor 189

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