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  •  Suzuki sales grow despite softer SA vehicle market
    Jul 05, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Suzuki sales grow despite softer SA vehicle…

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

    4 OF THE 7 ADVANCES IN AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY…

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

    Jason von Berg and Bongani Moyo ready for…

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

    South Africa to host the 2015 Business Excellence…

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

    Cayenne to launch new workshop facility

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

    Tyre performance - a critical factor in…

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

    GMSA Increases Market Share For Five Consecutive…

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

    Ford Brand Soared To Second Place During First…

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

    TOYOTA REMAINS NUMBER ONE

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

    LIQUI MOLY SPONSORS THE SPECTACULAR BIKER’S…

    Liqui Moly now supports Mike Puzey’s Bikers Warehouse popular NITE X series, staged in their very own backyard in Randburg under floodlights; this type of concept racing it is now taking over as the event to enter and great for the spectators and… more...
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  • June 2015 New Vehicle Sales and Exports - ABSA
    Jul 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    June 2015 New Vehicle Sales and Exports - ABSA

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

    Messe Frankfurt Joins Forces with The C3 Group to…

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

    NAAMSA COMMENT ON THE JUNE, 2015 SOUTH AFRICAN…

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

    Standard Bank comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle…

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

    Messe Frankfurt expects sales to top €600 million…

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

    Now available from MEYLE: Glow plug control unit…

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

    Into the Storm & Beyond

    When approaching a busy traffic intersection, the sane rational driver slows down. Not doing so risks being sideswiped or tailended. A change of direction may follow, requiring a sharp turn, something you don't try at speed. Why would (equity)… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 47
  • New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens in Mahikeng
    Jul 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens in Mahikeng

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

    Castrol and Lazarus Motor Company cement their…

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

    Can Things Improve?

    StatsSA reports that in the 1Q15, Quarterly Employment Statistics at registered businesses & organisations reported a 43 000 formal job decline yoy (-0.5%), occurring equally in public and private sectors. This shrinkage isn't over. Can things… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 45
  • Hyundai Motor wins Cannes Lions awards for 'A Message to Space' campaign
    Jul 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Hyundai Motor wins Cannes Lions awards for 'A…

    Hyundai Motor's Guinness World Records-breaking video campaign honoured at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2015. Innovative campaign honoured in Film Craft, Direct and Outdoor categories at top global creative communications… more...
    Editor 55
  • Clare Vale the lady, business women and race driver
    Jun 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    LIQUI MOLY’S FABULOUS FAST LADY CLARE VALE

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

    Subaru teams up with SA's sporting greats

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

    Collecting waste -a way of life

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

    Business transformation a "must do" for global…

    29 June 2015, Johannesburg - While 64 percent of the 386 senior executives participating in KPMG’s 2015 Global Manufacturing Outlook (GMO) survey say sales growth is one of their top strategic priorities in the short-term, many also see innovation… more...
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  • WILD HORSEPOWER AT THE CLASSIC CAR SHOW ON SUNDAY, JULY 5 AT NASREC
    Jun 30, 2015 Events

    WILD HORSEPOWER AT THE CLASSIC CAR SHOW ON…

    Up to 1 000 classic cars expected at Gauteng’s biggest car show The iconic Ford Mustang, named after a wild horse, is set to be one of the featured muscle-car marques at THE CLASSIC CAR SHOW, which runs from 8 am to 5 pm at the Nasrec Expo Centre,… more...
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  • Absence of Crisis Mode
    Jun 30, 2015 On the Cees

    Absence of Crisis Mode

    It is strange. Globally, there is much unease about many things, but no crisis mode (yet). Locally, there is a sense of resignation rather than crisis mode where the latter might be more appropriate than the former, unless comfortably off with… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 68
  • 3 0F THE 7 ADVANCES IN AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY TECHNOLOGY THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE
    Jun 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    3 0F THE 7 ADVANCES IN AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY…

    Hi Folks… On a daily basis, while delivering driver training, we find out how uninformed most drivers are about the technology resident in the vehicles they own or drive. This becomes even more evident with regard to the important role these play in… more...
    Eugene Herbert 74
  • Toyota's Crash Test Dummies Replicate Human Reactions
    Jun 30, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota's Crash Test Dummies Replicate Human…

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

    Piecemeal Long Term Renewal

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

    Sustainability Week - Get ready to put ideas in…

    This year’s Sustainability Week seeks to advance the green economy through the sharing of knowledge across disciplines and sectors. Sustainability is not a quick fix or a one-size-fits-all solution, it is about a process of reaching decisions, while… more...
    Editor 104
  • More bad news at the pumps – AA
    Jun 28, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    More bad news at the pumps

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

    Stop it Already! Learn to Brake Without Breaking…

    If you’ve ever driven with a neurotic driver or compulsive last-minute-braker, your neck is probably twitching at the memory of your last near-whiplash experience. Automotive fitment centre chain, Tyres & More is appealing to bad brakers with a… more...
    Editor 103
  • Hand-crafted for the man who has everything. The Aviatore Veloce
    Jun 25, 2015 Buzz Press Release

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

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

    ROADKILL PROJECT GOES SOUTH

    Roadkill surveys have been concluded in the North-West Province, and the focus has moved to Addo, near Port Elizabeth in the South-East of the country. The Bridgestone-sponsored surveys are being extended countrywide following the highly successful… more...
    Editor 120
  • Jun 25, 2015 Buzz Press Release

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

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

    Propella Aims To Empower Local Businesses

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

    AA launches new service to combat drink driving

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

    KIA Motors partners with SEVEN7 Drive to raise…

    Seven countries in seven days to raise funds for childhood cancer charity Experienced team of adventurers to pilot all-new KIA Sorento on epic journey through Africa (JOHANNESBURG) June 24, 2015 - On 2 July 2015, three intrepid adventurers will… more...
    Editor 122
  • Mr Gert Oosthuizen (Deputy Minister of Sport & Recreation South Africa), Ralph Jones (Taxi Associates), Shaun Wustmann (Divisional Head: Sales & marketing Bridgestone), Noelene Kotschan (CEO PinkDrive)
    Jun 25, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Bridgestone South Africa donates R1 000 000 to…

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

    NAACAM submission to NERSA

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

    A Short-Lived Revival

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

    Peugeot supports children in need

    Another year of sponsorship and support to children in South Africa. Peugeot South Africa is once again supporting child welfare by providing the Beeld Children’s Fund with a brand new car as the key prize for the fund’s annual fundraising… more...
    Editor 145
  • New MEYLE CV stabiliser repair kit to fit Mercedes-Benz Actros models
    Jun 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    New MEYLE CV stabiliser repair kit to fit…

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

    Battery hassles during the Winter months

    Battery issues are a common complaint from car owners during the Winter months. Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), says the cold can be tough, especially on weak batteries. “As it gets colder it becomes harder… more...
    Editor 152
  • Jun 24, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Off Road Accidents can be Avoided with…

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

    Whirlwinds raising Dust

    You tend to know when cracking a rib, or dislocating a disk or shoulder. It can be excruciatingly painful & focus the mind. Nothing like this has happened to world markets or economy in recent weeks. Dust storms, certainly, but nothing major raising… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 105
  • Win  2 tickets to Gauteng Motor Fest
    Jun 24, 2015 Events

    Win 2 tickets to Gauteng Motor Fest

    Forget Top Gear - if you have not seen the pimped rides, drifting and bike races in Brakpan, you ain't seen nothing yet. All the East Rand's weirdest and shiniest wheels will be on show at the Gauteng Motor Fest on 24 - 26 July. Tickets to the event… more...
    Editor 147
  • Two Weeks to Tyrexpo India 2015 - Are You Ready?
    Jun 23, 2015 Events

    Two Weeks to Tyrexpo India 2015 - Are You Ready?

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

    Hybrid by Nature

    Stuttgart/Berlin. Mercedes-Benz today announces its Fashion Campaign and Film for Spring/Summer 2016, masterminded by the legendary French fashion editor and stylistCarlyne Cerf de Dudzeele (CCD) - an embodiment of urban, provocative cool. The… more...
    Editor 145
  • Korean brands lead in JD Power Initial Quality Study, Japanese brands struggle to keep up
    Jun 23, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Korean brands lead in JD Power Initial Quality…

    Korean brands are performing better than ever in the JD Power Initial Quality Study and, according to JD Power, the Koreans continue to widen the quality gap with other automakers, while Japanese makes collectively fall below industry average for… more...
    Editor 144
  • TTS-15-Camatte-ambulance
    Jun 23, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    TOYOTA'S TOY CARS ARE CHILD'S PLAY

    Debut for new augmented reality app and new Hajime concept at the Tokyo Toy Show Have you ever wondered how you would look racing to rescue a cat from a tree in a purple fire engine? Or cruising around town in a hot pink hot-dog van? Toyota is… more...
    Editor 145
  • Midas winter maintenance for your vehicle
    Jun 23, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Midas winter maintenance for your vehicle

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

    Update on Road Traffic Legislation, e-toll Gazette

    The Department of Transport and SANRAL have published a Government Gazette with the amended toll tariff provisions for the GFIP toll roads. One of the provisions the gazette introduces is the lower caps for frequent users that comply with the… more...
    Editor 162
  • The Wolf Pack Attack
    Jun 23, 2015 On the Cees

    The Wolf Pack Attack

    The economy is being assaulted, from many angles simultaneously. This is not a reference to the infamous supply side ambushes, as in going without electricity (load shedding), going without labour (crippling union strikes), or going without title… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 113
  • MOROCCO AUTOMOTIVE, International Automobile, Automotive & Spare Parts Exhibition
    Jun 22, 2015 Events

    MOROCCO AUTOMOTIVE, International Automobile,…

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

    Searching for Solomon

    On this, the shortest day in the Southern Hemisphere, and the longest one in the northern, of itself an inherent contradiction offering a nice template for what ails us, what can be done besides folding our hands, or far worse throwing them… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 121
  • Casual Day: Save the Date 2015
    Jun 22, 2015 Events

    Casual Day: Save the Date 2015

    Friday 4 September Casual Day, SA’s foremost fundraiser for persons with disabilities, raised R28 million countrywide last year. Sponsored by the Edcon Group, Casual Day is owned and managed by The National Council for Persons with Physical… more...
    Editor 121
  • 8 OUT OF 10 DRIVERS EXCEED FACTORY POSTED FUEL CONSUMPTION FIGURES
    Jun 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    8 OUT OF 10 DRIVERS EXCEED FACTORY POSTED FUEL…

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

    VWSA CEO joins the call to sleep on the streets

    Last night [Thursday, 18 June], exposed to the bone-chilling winter elements in Sandton, Volkswagen Group South Africa's Managing Director Thomas Schaefer together with over 240 other South African business leaders, experienced a night out in Joburg… more...
    Editor 156
  • Annelie Schubert invited to present her collection in Berlin by Mercedes-Benz and Elle
    Jun 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Annelie Schubert invited to present her…

    Stuttgart/Berlin - This season, Mercedes-Benz and Elle have invited Berlin-based fashion designer, Annelie Schubert, to present her collection during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin in the event marquee on Strasse des 17. Juni. The 28-year-old… more...
    Editor 165
  • ClickMechanic secures £320,000 to fix car repairs industry
    Jun 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    ClickMechanic secures £320,000 to fix car repairs…

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

    Continental supports new child seat regulations,…

    New child seat safety regulations an important measure to curb road injuries and deaths Driver training, education and awareness essential to promote safe driving Continental tyres provide best-in-class braking performance Continental's Automotive… more...
    Editor 211
  • BRIDGESTONE REMINDS on TEMPORARY SPARES
    Jun 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    BRIDGESTONE REMINDS on TEMPORARY SPARES

    Bridgestone has reminded drivers that temporary spare wheels should be used within their restrictions. These spare wheels are not designed for typical speeds or prolonged usage. “The benefits of a temporary spare wheel are reduced weight and size… more...
    Editor 165
  • Silverton Assembly Plant Employees Undergo Extensive Training in Thailand for New Ranger
    Jun 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Silverton Assembly Plant Employees Undergo…

    Key personnel from South Africa exposed to new production processes and opportunities during training at Auto Alliance plant in Rayong Focus on producing new Ranger to the highest global standards Ford Ranger currently the top-selling vehicle in… more...
    Editor 195
  • BMW Plant Rosslyn awarded Platinum Plant Quality Award in J.D. Power 2015 Initial Quality Study.
    Jun 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    BMW Plant Rosslyn awarded Platinum Plant Quality…

    Plant Rosslyn recipient of the 2015 Plant Assembly Line Quality Award (based on models produced for U.S. market) and Platinum Plant Quality Award, which represents the highest performing assembly plant in the world for initial quality. BMW 2 Series,… more...
    Editor 199
  • Mazda Southern Africa gearing up for the launch of the Mazda Foundation Non Profit Company
    Jun 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Mazda Southern Africa gearing up for the launch…

    Mazda strongly believes that a company has a responsibility to give something back to the communities in which it does business. To act on this belief, Mazda Southern Africa is in the process of registering the Mazda Foundation as a nonprofit… more...
    Editor 171
  • PSA Peugeot Citroën’s 3 cylinder Turbo PureTech engine named International Engine of the Year for 2015
    Jun 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    PSA Peugeot Citroën’s 3 cylinder Turbo PureTech…

    PSA Peugeot Citroën received the International Engine of the Year Award for its 3 cylinders Turbo PureTech engine on Wednesday 17 June. The engine was named best in the 1-litre to 1.4-litre category, crowning a successful run that has already seen… more...
    Editor 219
  • Ford 1.0-Litre EcoBoost Wins 8th Engine 'Oscar' in 4 Years, 3-Cylinder Tops its Class in International Engine of the Year
    Jun 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

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

    Ford's 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is named 2015 International Engine of the Year 'Best Engine Under 1.0-litre' for the fourth consecutive year Eighth International Engine of the Year award in four years for fuel-efficient and sporty 1.0-litre… more...
    Editor 261
  • Ford Expands Innovative College Challenge Program to Africa, Creating Sustainable Communities
    Jun 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Expands Innovative College Challenge Program…

    Ford to invest more than $100,000 to launch Ford College Community Challenge (C3) program in four countries, supporting student-led projects that empower and improve communities Over the past eight years, Ford Motor Company Fund has provided more… more...
    Editor 190
  • STRATEGIC COOPERATION BETWEEN PSA PEUGEOT CITROEN AND BOLLORE
    Jun 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    STRATEGIC COOPERATION BETWEEN PSA PEUGEOT CITROEN…

    Distribution and production of a Bolloré electric car at PSA Peugeot Citroën's plant in Rennes Joint commitment to developing shared mobility solutions, including carsharing schemes using conventional and electric vehicles Covering vehicle… more...
    Editor 190
  • JAGUAR LAND ROVER ROAD SAFETY RESEARCH INCLUDES BRAIN WAVE MONITORING TO IMPROVE DRIVER CONCENTRATION AND REDUCE ACCIDENTS
    Jun 18, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    JAGUAR LAND ROVER ROAD SAFETY RESEARCH INCLUDES…

    Jaguar Land Rover’s pioneering Mind Sense project is researching measuring brainwaves to monitor driver concentration in the car Researchers are developing a Wellness Seat in a Jaguar XJ which analyses the driver’s heart rate and breathing to… more...
    Editor 204
  • GIL 2015: Africa - Growth, Innovation and Leadership
    Jun 17, 2015 Events

    GIL 2015: Africa - Growth, Innovation and…

    20 August 2015 The Table Bay Hotel Cape Town, South Africa Frost & Sullivan’s fifth Growth Innovation and Leadership (GIL) 2015: Africa global congress reconvenes on 20 August, 2015 at The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. Visionary… more...
    Editor 147
  • KIA Motors South Africa lends its support to the 702 Sun International CEO SleepOutT
    Jun 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    KIA Motors South Africa lends its support to the…

    KIA South Africa CEO, Mr. Ray Levin, pledges to sleep under the stars in support of the fight against homelessness Global initiative challenges business leaders to look beyond profits to purpose (JOHANNESBURG) June 17, 2015 - On Thursday, 18 June… more...
    Editor 217
  • Dave Stalker retires - A legend has left the building
    Jun 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Dave Stalker retires - A legend has left the…

    Any industry, any organisation, any noteworthy project or successful partnership, is driven by personalities - lead and influenced by people. Sometimes those people are, or become, high profile, household names. But sometimes they exist, operate and… more...
    Editor 211
  • Fake Pakistani degree mill poses danger to South Africa
    Jun 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Fake Pakistani degree mill poses danger to South…

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

    The SA labour condition

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

    KIA Motors vehicle exports from Korea to surpass…

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

    Volvo Cars' Robin Page voted Interior Designer of…

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

    The Underrated SA Economy

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

    How perfect is that perfect job? Considering the…

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

    Gumtree launches Call Tracking for Automotive…

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

    Please Desist

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

    Confusing sector cyclicality

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

    BMW South Africa remains graduate employer of…

    Midrand – For the third consecutive year, the South African Graduate Employers Association (SAGEA) Graduate Recruitment Awards, has bestowed the honour of Employer of Choice in the Automotive Industry to BMW South Africa. The company’s Graduate… more...
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  • Gearing Up for Tyrexpo India 2015 - Register Now!
    Jun 12, 2015 Events

    Gearing Up for Tyrexpo India 2015 - Register Now!

    Be one of the 5 lucky winners! Pre-register as a visitor today and stand a chance to win one night accommodation at Lemon Tree Hotel Shimona in Chennai. The Lucky Draw is open to all trade visitors who fulfils the following criteria: Is a successful… more...
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  • Busting the myth of globalisation
    Jun 12, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Busting the myth of globalisation

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

    Government is not listening to the people

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

    Volvo Cars' standard safety technology cuts…

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

    How start-stop technology is reducing emissions…

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

    JAGUAR LAND ROVER PROJECT TO BUILD…

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

    Workers’ Protests in Turkish Automotive Sector…

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

    70 Trees Get New Homes on World Environment Day

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

    Recession, anyone?

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

    We have a space with your name on it

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

    Gabriel Announces Fitment Centre Winners

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

    Research indicates shift in rules of procurement…

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

    Goodyear Reaches Supply Agreements for Rice Husk…

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

    Relax (but not the guard)

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

    Nissan to Make Magic in Mzansi*

    Nissan South Africa has partnered with some of Mzansi’s finest influencers to spread help and hope to various charitable causes across the country. Inspired by Brent Lindeque, the South African dynamo behind the #RAK15 random acts of kindness… more...
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