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  • espa SA markets its scooters and accessories in showrooms in upmarket retail centres around the country
    Apr 23, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Add some sting to your scooter fleet

    Apart from being a growing global phenomenon in the personal mobility market, scooters have served a vital function for business, enabling rapid, economical delivery of products over short distances. The range of scooters available in South Africa… more...
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  • You are invited to the motor industry’s trade show: Automechanika Johannesburg!
    Apr 23, 2015 Events

    You are invited to the motor industry’s trade…

    Join 600 exhibitors from 21 countries in the industry’s biggest showcase of new technology - along with 15 conferences and a fuel retailers and forecourt show!If you’re in the business of Accessories and Tuning, Parts and Components, Garage… more...
    Editor 79
  • Play your community role by educating your drivers
    Apr 23, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Play your community role by educating your drivers

    Redi Tlhabi’s show on 702 recently looked at the frequency of car crashes and the state of driving on South African roads, in comparison to international standards. Redi spoke to Veronique Feypell from the International Transport Forum who was… more...
    Editor 68
  • Begging the obvious: Growth!!!
    Apr 23, 2015 On the Cees

    Begging the obvious: Growth!!!

    Undocumented foreigners have of late found themselves unwanted. Allegations of taking away jobs from locals is heard most often. For traders and other foreign informal business people, competitive strains with locals is presumably also a reality. It… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 61
  • MEYLE Platinum Pads – high performance brake pads for the highest level of safety in any situation
    Apr 23, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE Platinum Pads – high performance brake pads…

    Premium brake pads for maximum braking performance and the shortest braking distances High performance of MEYLE brake pads demonstrated and confirmed by independent testing institute, ATP Automotive Testing Papenburg GmbH Hamburg, April 21, 2015.… more...
    Editor 69
  • AUTOMOTIVE INNOVATIONS ASIA CONFERENCE
    Apr 23, 2015 Events

    AUTOMOTIVE INNOVATIONS ASIA CONFERENCE

    27-28 MAY 2015 - BANGKOK, THAILAND-LIMITED SEATS LEFT Automotive Innovations Asia is a unique conference that features top-notch insights and ideas by manufacturers, researches, innovators and suppliers in providing coherent ideas. Do not skip this… more...
    Editor 86
  • Volvo Car SA announces top Dealers for 2014
    Apr 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Car SA announces top Dealers for 2014

    Volvo Car South Africa (VCSA) paid tribute to its dealer network at the 2014 Volvo Dealer of the Year (DOTY) Awards during a well-deserved luxury weekend at Kapama Lodge- the perfect backdrop for this exclusive event. Well-Deserved Recognition The… more...
    Editor 81
  • G.U.D. Holdings renews Sharks Academy 2015 sponsorship
    Apr 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    G.U.D. Holdings renews Sharks Academy 2015…

    Changing lives is what G.U.D. Holdings, a leading local automotive parts manufacturer, aims to achieve by renewing their sponsorship in 2015 to the Sharks Academy. On 18 April 2015 at the Growthpoint Kings Park Rugby Stadium G.U.D. Holdings… more...
    Editor 78
  • EASTERN CAPE AUTO SECTOR EFFICIENT BUT UNDER PRESSURE
    Apr 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    EASTERN CAPE AUTO SECTOR EFFICIENT BUT UNDER…

    The Automotive Industry Development Centre Eastern Cape, an agency established by the ECDC to support the region’s automotive industry, says the Province’s automotive supply chain is outperforming global peers in many aspects. Commenting on the… more...
    Editor 121
  • MotorKlassic Magazine Pronounce Bilstein
    Apr 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    MotorKlassic Magazine Pronounce Bilstein "Best…

    Renowned suspension brand, Bilstein, has been recognised by German magazine MotorKlassic for its commitment to the restoration and reconstruction of shock absorbers for classic cars. Readers recently voted Bilstein “Best Brand” in the Suspension… more...
    Editor 73
  • World's Largest Range of LED Lights available at Automechanika Johannesburg 2015
    Apr 22, 2015 Events

    World's Largest Range of LED Lights available at…

    Torre Automotive - a subsidiary of the JSE-listed Torre Industries - is gearing up for a big presence at the upcoming fourth biennial Automechanika trade fair for the automotive aftermarket at Expo Centre, Johannesburg. The show takes place from May… more...
    Editor 94
  • Key Component in the Electric Drive: Award-Winning Continental Power Electronics Further Optimized
    Apr 22, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Key Component in the Electric Drive:…

    The new generation of more compact power electronics, which will be launched in August 2015, controls the power of hybrid and electric vehicles even more efficiently. The system is of central importance for the electric drive's power, and makes it… more...
    Editor 89
  • ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEMS PROTECTION, MONITORING & CONTROL.
    Apr 22, 2015 Events

    ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEMS PROTECTION, MONITORING &…

    “Accredited: by the Association for Electrical Power Systems of SA (ECSA) with 3 CPD Points Johannesburg Dates: 28th – 30thApril, 2015 @ Hackle Brooke Conference Centre. Johannesburg Brochure Cape Town Dates: 20th – 22ndMay, 2015 @Protea Hotel Sea… more...
    Editor 102
  • The Private Dinner
    Apr 22, 2015 On the Cees

    The Private Dinner

    The G8 must be an interesting bunch. But you really need global principals only to get to the essence of things. So geopolitically one could do without Cameron, Hollande, Renzi, Abe & the Canadian, while Xi now outranks all of them, yet isn't a G8… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 65
  • Winner 8-11 category - Priyanka Govender
    Apr 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    DRAWING IS CHILD'S PLAY

    Toyota made the dreams of 15 children come true at the Dream Car Art Contest award ceremony held in the Toyota museum in Johannesburg. Full of smiles and talent, the children were treated like royalty at the Toyota head office. The Toyota Dream Car… more...
    Editor 109
  • Strong data from latest Roadkill Survey
    Apr 21, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Strong data from latest Roadkill Survey

    Surveys of wild animals killed by passing traffic (roadkill) have produced strong data and several recommendations. This is according to Bridgestone, which sponsored the Endangered Wildlife Trust's (EWT) recent investigations into the issue of… more...
    Editor 82
  • The SA growth machine
    Apr 20, 2015 On the Cees

    The SA growth machine

    Going by the avalanche of comment condemning the SA economy to a subpar 2% or less growth this year and next, after as little as 1.5% last year, it is as if the Eskom constraint has only now come fully into view. This is plainly nonsense. Eskom has… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 97
  • THE JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW
    Apr 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    THE JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

    The Johannesburg International Motor Show, originally scheduled to be held at Expo Centre from 14th October, 2015 through 27th October, 2015 will not take place. This follows a decision by NAAMSA Chief Executives at a meeting in Johannesburg on 16th… more...
    Editor 101
  • AIDC breaks ground with its second Automotive Incubation Centre Located at Nissan SA
    Apr 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    AIDC breaks ground with its second Automotive…

    Rosslyn, South Africa (25 March 2015) - The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) recently held a ground-breaking ceremony at its construction site for the establishment of a new Automotive Incubation Centre within Nissan South Africa’s… more...
    Editor 125
  • Nkumbuzi Ben-Mazwi, Department Manager: Enterprise Development at the AIDC (left) and Dineshan Moodley, Executive: Industry Development at the AIDC (right), are pictured with members of the Thomas Foundry Team
    Apr 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    AIDC’s Rapid Process Improvement Workshop winners…

    Silverton, South Africa (12 March 2015) - The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) recently hosted a Rapid Process Improvement Workshop (RPIW) programme at the Automotive Incubation Centre at Ford, with participation from three incubatees… more...
    Editor 95
  • Alternative methods of payment may save municipalities facing bankruptcy
    Apr 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Alternative methods of payment may save…

    It was entirely feasible to collect at least a substantial portion of the more than R100-billion owed by defaulters to municipalities if the correct procedures were followed. Hennie Heymans, CEO of StratCol, one of the largest debit order processing… more...
    Editor 106
  • Let’s Go!!!
    Apr 20, 2015 On the Cees

    Let’s Go!!!

    by Cees Bruggemans and Prof Willie Esterhuyse Confidence is a funny thing. Very fluid. Ongrypbaar. Difficult to define or pin down, but you will recognise its presence or absence in an instant. And in mixed economies like ours, where a… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 70
  • Epic Cycle Raise Funds For Education
    Apr 20, 2015 Events

    Epic Cycle Raise Funds For Education

    1965Ride culminates in an emotional end in Queenstown Queenstown - Seventeen cyclists who endured a gruelling nine days on the road for the 1965 Ride and backed by three support crew, received a hero's welcome when they peddled into Queen's College… more...
    Editor 118
  • Ernst Prost Managing Partner of Liqui Moly Worldwide
    Apr 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    LIQUI MOLY RATED THE BEST BRAND OF OIL BY 4…

    For the fifth time the readers of Motor Klassik, Auto Zeitung, Auto Bild and Auto Motor und Sport have voted for LIQUI MOLY as the best brand of oil in Germany. "Honestly speaking, we really don't feel bad about being at the very top of the podium… more...
    Editor 93
  • Rand prospects Fed linked
    Apr 20, 2015 On the Cees

    Rand prospects Fed linked

    We are inclined to link Rand prospects to SA events, and when major shifts are afoot, such as in commodity export prices, the balance of payments and/or interest rates, that is a good bet. But these areas are currently not the main driver. Instead,… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 74
  • Carlos Tavares presents PSA Peugeot Citroën’s  strategy at the French National Assembly
    Apr 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Carlos Tavares presents PSA Peugeot Citroën’s …

    On 15 April, at a French National Assembly hearing before the Economic Affairs and Sustainable Development committees, Carlos Tavares, Chairman of the PSA Peugeot Citroën Managing Board, took the floor to reaffirm the Group's strategy. In so doing,… more...
    Editor 101
  • Brazilian Industry brings Auto Parts to Automechanika Johannesburg 2015
    Apr 20, 2015 Events

    Brazilian Industry brings Auto Parts to…

    Sao Paulo - Twenty one manufacturers will feature the best in auto parts from Brazil at Automechanika Johannesburg, held from May 6 to 9 in South Africa. The Brazilian Pavilion is coordinated by Brasil Auto Parts, in partnership with Apex-Brasil… more...
    Editor 123
  • Weekend Warrior at Windpomp Fees
    Apr 20, 2015 Events

    Weekend Warrior at Windpomp Fees

    Weekend Warrior, an initiative by Torre Automotive for 4x4 enthusiasts to participate in a weekend outdoor entity, will be hosting the ‘Weekend Warrior Adventure Course’ at this year’s Windpomp Fees from 30 April to 2 May. The course will have three… more...
    Editor 117
  • Ford Struandale Engine Plant officially opens new Medical and Wellness Centre - Shaun Renze and Dr Kaemmerer
    Apr 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Launches New Medical And Wellness Centre At…

    Brand-new facility with full range of medical and wellness services Ongoing partnership with Life Occupational Health and Careways PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 16 April 2015 -The Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth has opened a brand new… more...
    Editor 91
  • Slight fuel price reductions are on the cards for May. This is according to the Automobile Association which was commenting on unaudited mid-month data released by the Central Energy Fund.
    Apr 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel relief possible in May - AA

    Slight fuel price reductions are on the cards for May. Slight fuel price reductions are on the cards for May. This is according to the Automobile Association which was commenting on unaudited mid-month data released by the Central Energy Fund. "The… more...
    Editor 92
  • LATVIA HAS WORST ROAD SAFETY RECORD IN EU
    Apr 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    LATVIA HAS WORST ROAD SAFETY RECORD IN EU

    Hi Folks… South Africa is reported to have some of the worst drivers in the world, a fact substantiated by the deaths of some 300 plus per 1 million. This is somewhat disconcerting when compared with countries in Europe which are reported to have… more...
    Editor 93
  • Check more than just pressures
    Apr 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Check more than just pressures

    Bridgestone has advised motorists to ensure that all tyre and wheel safety items are checked regularly when adjusting the tyre pressures. “It's important to check tyre pressures at least once every two weeks,” said Bridgestone's General Manager for… more...
    Editor 91
  • TORRE AUTOMOTIVE LANCHES AIRFLOW SNORKELS
    Apr 20, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    TORRE AUTOMOTIVE LANCHES AIRFLOW SNORKELS

    Torre Automotive has launched the Airflow range of snorkels as part of its Weekend Warrior brand offering, an initiative for 4x4 enthusiasts to participate in a weekend outdoor entity. The snorkel is fitted to four wheel drive vehicles to protect… more...
    Editor 90
  • Brilliant braking solution: The MEYLE Platinum Disc with UV paint finish
    Apr 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Brilliant braking solution: The MEYLE Platinum…

    Innovative coating technology for enhanced anti-corrosion protection made by Wulf Gaertner Autoparts Convenient and swift replacement: no brake disc degreasing before installation Non-solvent paint to ensure environmentally friendly production… more...
    Editor 121
  • Commitment to be continued: MEYLE still a Truck Racing technology partner
    Apr 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Commitment to be continued: MEYLE still a Truck…

    Wulf Gaertner Autoparts will be supporting the "tankpool24 Racing Team" and the "CEPSA Truck Team" for the 2015 FIA European Truck Racing Championship Technological partnership to promote knowledge transfer Hamburg-based manufacturer supplies brake… more...
    Editor 120
  • Four new stub shafts from MEYLE
    Apr 17, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Four new stub shafts from MEYLE

    Kit comes with stub shaft, pressure spring, washers and snap rings Comprehensive MEYLE range featuring 18,500 automotive spare parts Hamburg, 12 February 2015. Marketed under its MEYLE brand Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG now supplies differential stub… more...
    Editor 113
  • 100th Model SLS AMG GT 3
    Apr 15, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz and Laureus broadening their…

    Mercedes-Benz and Laureus establish national Laureus Sport for Good Foundation in China Laureus Sport for Good Foundation aims to support 150,000 children and young people in China "Drive for Good" fund-raising campaign launched with Laureus… more...
    Editor 145
  • Mirai Showroom
    Apr 15, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    BUYING INTO THE FUTURE

    Tokyo, Japan, April 2015 ? On Friday, 17 April 2015, Toyota will open a showroom to highlight the groundbreaking Mirai fuel cell vehicle, which went on sale last December. Located within a hydrogen station operated by Iwatani Corporation in Tokyo's… more...
    Editor 136
  • Understanding the waste tyre management fee
    Apr 15, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Understanding the waste tyre management fee

    A tax is a compulsory contribution to state revenue, levied by the government on workers' income and business profits, or added to the cost of some goods, services, and transactions. Money collected from taxes goes into the general fiscus.… more...
    Editor 126
  • Thule's stylish Trail roof basket makes unloading easy
    Apr 15, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Thule Updates Its Roof Basket Range

    THE CASE FOR A BASKET There’s nothing that compares to the sensation of wide open spaces, where there aren’t any boundaries, and where you can see distant horizons. It is with this in mind that Thule, a world leader in specialised on-car storage… more...
    Editor 149
  • SKF Product Information - Mercedes Sprinter Classic
    Apr 15, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Product Information - Mercedes Sprinter…

    For the Mercedes Sprinter Classic (909 body) launched on our roads since 2014, SKF is offering a consistent range for this application! This outstanding SKF aftermarket offer includes a total of 9 kits with more to come in the coming weeks. See the… more...
    Editor 191
  • Is it time for a coffee break?
    Apr 15, 2015 Events

    Is it time for a coffee break?

    AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET INDUSTRY AND TUNING TRADE FAIR Time to brush up on the latest automotive aftermarket news from the last month. This issue features the latest automotive aftermarket industry news and trends, a free press release opportunity,… more...
    Editor 220
  • Easter 2015 is likely to produce South Africa's worst-ever road death toll for an Easter period.
    Apr 13, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    AA sees further rise in shock Easter death toll

    Easter 2015 is likely to produce South Africa's worst-ever road death toll for an Easter period. "The figures which have been extensively publicised in the media this week are only the start," warned the AA. "The daily death toll of 57 fatalities is… more...
    Editor 177
  • Adrift & deeply preoccupied
    Apr 13, 2015 On the Cees

    Adrift & deeply preoccupied

    The SA economy is a thing of many parts, some more wondrous than others. What stands out at present is that at least half is still very slowly generating steam, but large parts of the remainder seem at a standstill. Yet this is not always fully… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 138
  • General Tire - the specialist in 4x4 tyres
    Apr 13, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    General Tire - the specialist in 4x4 tyres

    General Tire is a leading tyre brand for SUVs and off-roaders Extensive Grabber range comprising award-winning AT, heavy-duty MT and new GT PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 13 April, 2015 - Tyres for 4x4s and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are… more...
    Editor 176
  • Foundations
    Apr 13, 2015 On the Cees

    Foundations

    Every human life has a “foundation”, a period which critically shapes it. This tends to differ between individuals, and certainly between generations, often making for the deepest of misunderstandings, not using the same markers and references.… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 104
  • FEMALE DRIVERS MORE LIKELY TO USE CELL PHONES
    Apr 13, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    FEMALE DRIVERS MORE LIKELY TO USE CELL PHONES

    Hi Folks… It is – from my perspective – that generally speaking many women drivers are far more cautious and less risk prone than their male counterparts – much to chagrin of their male counterparts. Well it now seems that this is not true when it… more...
    Eugene Herbert 168
  • New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens in Alberton, Newmarket
    Apr 13, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens in Alberton,…

    A new Tiger Wheel & Tyre store has opened in Alberton, Newmarket at the Corner of Ascot and Heidelberg Roads in Newmarket Park Extension 15, giving the areas residents and commuters ready access to superior service and the world's biggest wheel,… more...
    Editor 172
  • TIGER WHEEL & TYRE UNVEILS A NEW STORE AND A NEW LOOK AT ROSEBANK MALL
    Apr 13, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    TIGER WHEEL & TYRE UNVEILS A NEW STORE AND A NEW…

    Rosebank shoppers now have the luxury of having their wheel, tyre and battery needs taken care of while they shop, since a brand new Tiger Wheel & Tyre store opened at the Rosebank Mall on the 23rd of March 2015. The new store is conveniently… more...
    Editor 174
  • Volvo Car South Africa announces new MD
    Apr 13, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Car South Africa announces new MD

    Volvo Car South Africa (VCSA) has announced that Greg Maruszewski will take over the helm as the company's Managing Director when current VCSA MD, Bram van der Reep, steps down in June 2015. Greg Maruszewski started his long and successful career at… more...
    Editor 170
  • Parkhurst welcomes the Nissan LEAF
    Apr 13, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Parkhurst welcomes the Nissan LEAF

    Nissan South Africa applauds Parkhurst’s initiative to install electric car charging points Jo’burgers are invited to test the 100%-electric Nissan LEAF in Parkhurst this weekend Test drives held from Verity Park on 10, 11 and 12 April Rosslyn,… more...
    Editor 169
  • Opel Mokka
    Apr 13, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Opel Continues to Grow in Europe

    Sales increased by around 8,500 units in first three months of 2015 Market share grew, market share gains in 11 European markets Rüsselsheim. Opel is on the right track: with 279,306 new registrations in the first quarter of 2015, the automaker's… more...
    Editor 183
  • Nissan AVM tech to go underwater for deep sea exploration
    Apr 13, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan AVM tech to go underwater for deep sea…

    Nissan’s Around View Monitor (AVM) technology, a building block of its autonomous drive technology, will help remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) search for natural resources in the Earth’s oceans. YOKOHAMA, Japan (April 9, 2015) - Nissan is providing… more...
    Editor 168
  • Don't miss the biggest ports and harbour innovators of the year
    Apr 09, 2015 Events

    Don't miss the biggest ports and harbour…

    Even long voyages need destinations. Where better than the Africa Ports & Harbours show 2015 to sink your anchor? Ports and harbours are known to be environments that are slow and hard to change but Africa is staying afloat and making changes that… more...
    Editor 263
  • First National Battery recharges with new look
    Apr 09, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    First National Battery recharges with new look

    Leading local battery manufacturer, First National Battery, has officially launched its new image by unveiling its revamped logo. The redesign marks the beginning of a new era for the award-winning company as it rolls out major changes and upgrades… more...
    Editor 307
  • GET IN GEAR FOR 10 DAYS OF MOTORING AND BIKING EXCITEMENT AT RAND SHOW 2015
    Apr 09, 2015 Events

    GET IN GEAR FOR 10 DAYS OF MOTORING AND BIKING…

    The Rand Show 2015 presents a festival of motoring that petrolheads won’t want to miss. From displays of rare 1950s classics, hot rods and street rods, to audio sound challenges, street racing, and the extreme motorcycle Enduro race, there’s enough… more...
    Editor 269
  • AIN'T SHE A BEAUTY?
    Apr 09, 2015 Events

    AIN'T SHE A BEAUTY?

    This 1957 Buick Roadmaster convertible is one of the jewels in the crown of the Buick Cadillac Oldsmobile Club of SA. Part of the multi-million-rand private collection of Kobus Mostert, she's one of only 28 registered survivors in the world. This… more...
    Editor 278
  • DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME
    Apr 09, 2015 Events

    DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME

    Multiple national champion, Brian Capper, shows off his skills to Rand Show visitors over the Easter weekend, in his action-packed Xtreme Riding Xhibitions show. Brian will again be riding up a 3.5-metre vertical wall, jumping across gaps, and doing… more...
    Editor 268
  • SKF Product Information: FORD Transit Connect
    Apr 09, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Product Information: FORD Transit Connect

    For the Ford Transit Connect launched on our roads 2014, SKF is offering a consistent range for this application! This outstanding SKF aftermarket offer includes a total of 20 kits with more to come in the coming weeks. See the full Product… more...
    Editor 222
  • Annual cycle to raise funds for education
    Apr 09, 2015 Events

    Annual cycle to raise funds for education

    The 1965Ride is set to include three ex-Queenstown College heavyweights in this years ride. PLACE - Johannesburg to Queenstown, Eastern Cape On 8th April, 15 amateur cyclists left Heidelberg just south of Johannesburg, to undertake the fifth… more...
    Editor 262
  • OPINION PIECE: Statues, Names, Inconsistencies and Life’s Uncertainties
    Apr 09, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    OPINION PIECE: Statues, Names, Inconsistencies…

    More than a century after his death, Cecil John Rhodes finds 'himself' in a crate, with a plastic bag wrapped around his face. He is, of course, not at all bothered by this. This whole saga reminds me of the fact that I may also still have a few… more...
    Editor 228
  • Jeff Osborne heads up the Gumtree Automotive Team from their office in Johannesburg. Jeff has decades of experience in the motor industry and served as the CEO of the Retail Motor Industry for 13 years. Jeff is passionate about the automotive space, and is a keen classic car collector.
    Apr 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Big changes to Gumtree Automotive for a slicker…

    Gumtree Automotive is introducing big changes to ensure that a smoother user experience for both prospective car buyers as well as the thousands of professional sellers that already make use of the site’s ad management dashboard. “Since the… more...
    Editor 220
  • Toyota Pioneers Automaker Energy Management in Japan, Acquires ISO 50001 International Standard
    Apr 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota Pioneers Automaker Energy Management in…

    Toyota Motor Corporation became the first company in Japan's automobile manufacturing industry to acquire the international energy management system certification ISO 50001, which requires the introduction of comprehensive companywide measures to… more...
    Editor 268
  • LEMFÖRDER Invitation
    Apr 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Lemförder launch Invitation

    LEMFÖRDER: a worldwide leading OEM brand of steering and suspension components for the aftermarket for both Light and Heavy duty vehicles.You are invited to the launch of a vehicle specific range of service repair solutions for suspension… more...
    Editor 241
  • Does it need to make sense?
    Apr 08, 2015 On the Cees

    Does it need to make sense?

    Results-driven policy statements need to make sense. For one wants to fully understand how the proposer hopes to get to his better life for all. All rational people suffer from this efficiency syndrome. Let us see whether it adds up, where the… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 169
  • Tyre manufacturing industry gears for growth
    Apr 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Tyre manufacturing industry gears for growth

    A high level of confidence in South Africa’s ability to manufacturer quality tyres has resulted in a R553 million capital investment in local production by the local tyre manufacturers over the past year. This key indicator is driving Nobuzwe… more...
    Editor 234
  • Hyundai Motor breaks ground for one of two new factories in China
    Apr 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Hyundai Motor breaks ground for one of two new…

    Hyundai Motor's 4th plant in China will start production in 2016 with capacity of 200 000 units Changzhou plant planned to raise its capacity to 300 000 units by 2018 Hyundai Motor Company has broken ground last Friday, 3 April, for a new, fourth… more...
    Editor 208
  • SKF Product Information - VW Passat
    Apr 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Product Information - VW Passat

    For the VW Passat launched on our roads since end of 2014, SKF is offering a consistent range for this application! This outstanding SKF aftermarket offer includes a total of 16 kits with more to come in the coming weeks. Production Information… more...
    Editor 215
  • Ian Nicholls as President and Managing Director of GM's South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and Israel operations, effective 01 June 2015.
    Apr 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    South African appointed as President and Managing…

    Port Elizabeth - Yesterday General Motors announced the appointment of Ian Nicholls as President and Managing Director of GM's South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and Israel operations, effective 01 June 2015. This move is part of the company's… more...
    Editor 204
  • GMSA Mario A Spangenberg
    Apr 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    GM Africa and Middle East Operations to Drive…

    DUBAI - Combining its Africa and Middle East Operations into one business unit better positions General Motors (GM) to maximize the opportunities in the region, GM Executive Vice President and President, GM International (GMI), Stefan Jacoby said… more...
    Editor 208
  • Mercedes-Benz is again proud to be a Global Sponsor of the Masters Tournament
    Apr 08, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz is again proud to be a Global…

    From 9 to 12 April, the world of golf will turn its attention to Augusta, Georgia, where the world's best players will contest the first major of the year in a bid to win the legendary Green Jacket. Mercedes-Benz is again proud to be a Global… more...
    Editor 206
  • The New Car Seat Law coming into effect – prepare your pocket!
    Apr 07, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    The New Car Seat Law coming into effect – prepare…

    This month saw a shift in legislation that means that no child under the age of three be allowed to ride in a vehicle without an appropriate car seat and seat belt. This includes public transport such as minibus taxis and buses. The move has been… more...
    Editor 241
  • The Zero Dual Sport, Street Fighter S and SR models
    Apr 07, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    ZERO ELECTRIC MOTOR CYCLES THE ANSWER TO SOUTH…

    CAYENNE WORLD WILL NOW MAKE IT ALL HAPPEN AND SAVE YOU MONEY ON COMMUTING Zero fuel costs, zero maintenance, zero parts, zero servicing, zero problems and huge savings all for only R1 950 per month For just over 2 years now, Craig Langton co-owner… more...
    Editor 287
  • 18th International Automotives, Spare parts,Accessories & Transportation Trade Exhibition
    Apr 07, 2015 Events

    18th International Automotives, Spare…

    AUTOEXPO AFRICA 2015 - TANZANIA 27 - 29 August, 2015 Mlimani Conference Centre, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania The Gateway To The 380 Million Consumer Market Of The East African Region The18th AUTOEXPO 2015- International Trade Expo on Automotives, Spare… more...
    Editor 310
  • AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET INDUSTRY AND TUNING TRADE FAIR BANGKOK: 9 - 11 December // Impact Challenger Exhibition Centre, Bangkok
    Apr 07, 2015 Events

    What do Maguire's, 3M and Panasonic all have in…

    They are all active in SE Asia’s rapidly growing aftermarket. Join them and other huge global brands at Thailand International Motor Expo and its new specialist B2B co-located event, AAITF Bangkok, to connect your brand with hard to reach importers,… more...
    Editor 302
  • In September, the supersonic car BLOODHOUND and driver Andy Green, a former fast jet pilot with the Royal Air Force, will attempt to break a world land speed record on Hakskeen Pan in the Northern Cape. Come and see the life-size replica of the car that aims to reach speeds of 1 300 km/h, at the Rand Show's Science & Technology Theatre, from 3-12 April 2015. [Photo credit: Stefan Marjoram]
    Apr 07, 2015 Events

    BLOODHOUND PROJECT BRINGS FULL-SIZE SUPERSONIC…

    The Rand Show 2015 is proud to welcome the supersonic team from the BLOODHOUND Project to its Science & Technology Theatre. The BLOODHOUND Project is set to put South Africa on the map when it comes to world land speed records. Come September 2015,… more...
    Editor 310
  • SuperEnduro requires extreme skill and absolute concentration. Riders need to negotiate a range of obstacles including tyres, rocks, logs, big pipes, water troughs, steep climbs and a whole lot more!
    Apr 07, 2015 Events

    SUPERENDURO: EXTREME OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLE ACTION…

    Calling fans of extreme off-road motorcycle racing . prepare for an adrenalin rush like you've never had before at the Rand Show 2015 round of the SA Pro SuperEnduro Series. A relatively new motorcycle discipline, Endurocross or SuperEnduro,… more...
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  • Upcoming Events - 17-20 April
    Apr 07, 2015 Events

    Upcoming Events - 17-20 April

    INTERNATIONAL EVENTS 19.04.2015 FIA GRAND PRIX OF BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN 19.04.2015 FIM ROAD RACING GRAND PRIX, TERMAS DE RIO HONDO 19.04.2015 FIM ROAD RACING SUPERBIKE, ASSEN FIM ROAD RACING GRAND PRIX FIM ROAD RACING SUPERBIKES FIM MOTOCROSS MXGP/MX2… more...
    Editor 329
  • Torre Automotive at Automechanika
    Apr 03, 2015 Events

    Torre Automotive at Automechanika

    Torre Automotive, a subsidiary of the JSE-listed Torre Industries, will be at this year’s Automechanika, running from 6-9 May at Nasrec. The company will be displaying the latest products from its stable of WARN winches, VisionX industrial and… more...
    Editor 379
  • Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Apr 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Abandoned cars create headache for workshop…

    Cars left abandoned at repair workshops are an inconvenience workshop owners face around the country. Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), says annually some workshops have over 25 vehicles left abandoned at… more...
    Editor 295
  • Locally built Isuzu KB posted sales of 1 672 units in March, Isuzu's best monthly sales performance since March 2013
    Apr 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    GMSA increases market share in March on back of…

    March total industry sales came in at 55 449 vehicles, an increase of 3113 vehicles compared to February. This growth was driven mainly by strong sales in light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles. General Motors South Africa (GMSA) sold a total… more...
    Editor 283
  • R1.5m NWU SOLAR CHALLENGE CAR ON DISPLAY AT RAND SHOW 2015
    Apr 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    R1.5m NWU SOLAR CHALLENGE CAR ON DISPLAY AT RAND…

    If you're into engineering innovation and cutting-edge green tech, the Rand Show's Science & Technology Hall with its SA Solar Challenge exhibit is not to be missed. The SA Solar Challenge puts engineering to the test, tasking the country's young… more...
    Editor 288
  • Goodyear Road Safety Advice: Upcoming Easter Holidays
    Apr 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear Road Safety Advice: Upcoming Easter…

    No fooling around. It is all about the "CORRECT PRESSURE". The pressure of "road safety" and the "rand" is usually factored in when planning a holiday trip. Goodyear advises that focusing on the "correct pressure" - tyre pressure - could spare the… more...
    Editor 257
  • More to bushes than meets the eye
    Apr 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    More to bushes than meets the eye

    Suspension bushings play a pivotal role on 4x4s acting as a buffer between moving parts and preventing abrasion or shock from being transferred and damaging key components. In the world of serious off road enthusiasts every inch of an advantage is… more...
    Editor 259
  • HILUX PROPELS TOYOTA TO TOP SPOT
    Apr 03, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    HILUX PROPELS TOYOTA TO TOP SPOT

    Toyota leads vehicle sales in March Hilux is SA's best-seller Market segment March 2014 March 2015 % change Passenger vehicles 36,644 35,548 -3% Light commercial vehicles 15,933 16,808 5.5% Medium commercial vehicles 1,015 1,104 8.8% Heavy… more...
    Editor 254
  • EMPOWERED: Deidre Elphick-Moore (left) with GMSA employees, Nova Mopp, Malaine Hop Hing (Manager, Employee Benefits and Services) and Luaneta Logie (Human Resources Manager).
    Apr 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Work Life Balance Lunch encourage living a…

    PORT ELIZABETH - Female employees of General Motors South Africa (GMSA) recently learnt valuable skills on how to balance their work and home life. The women learnt these skills during a Work Life Balance Luncheon with Deidre Elphick-Moore from the… more...
    Editor 286
  • The Non-Payment Culture
    Apr 02, 2015 On the Cees

    The Non-Payment Culture

    Twenty years of Democracy. Also, 20 years of a flourishing non-payment culture by a part of the electorate which apparently feels deeply entitled to receive but not obliged to pay. Where is this leading? Municipalities get their income from… more...
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  • SAFETY TIPS FOR EASTER
    Apr 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    SAFETY TIPS FOR EASTER

    HI Folks... And so starts another long weekend which we sincerely hope will have fewer fatalities than on previous occasions. We share with you some helpful tips that we have circulated previously and trust you to share this with as many drivers as… more...
    Editor 275
  • Ranger Powers Ford To All-Time Sales Records
    Apr 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Ranger Powers Ford To All-Time Sales Records

    Third consecutive monthly sales record for Ford at 6 889 vehicles, 21.8% up on March 2014 All-time record sales for Ford through the dealer channel Best-ever Ranger sales at 3 107, fifth month over 3 000 vehicles Continued strong demand for Ford… more...
    Editor 264
  • Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - March 2015
    Apr 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report -…

    “The domestic new car market continues to be under-pressure with a decline of 3.0% year on year whilst used car sales continue to show good growth. In line with our predictions, the export passenger vehicle market continues to show strong growth… more...
    Editor 282
  • NAAMSA COMMENT ON THE MARCH, 2015 SOUTH AFRICAN NEW VEHICLE SALES STATISTICS
    Apr 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    NAAMSA COMMENT ON THE MARCH, 2015 SOUTH AFRICAN…

    In amplification of the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of March, 2015 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association commented that domestic new vehicle sales, in line with… more...
    Editor 284
  • BBC Worldwide statement on Top Gear Live remaining dates
    Apr 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    BBC Worldwide statement on Top Gear Live…

    “So as not to disappoint the thousands of people around the world who have already purchased tickets, BBC Worldwide has agreed with our joint venture partner Brand Events that the remainder of the tour can continue. These events will not however… more...
    Editor 261
  • Deciding on a holiday travel destination
    Apr 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Deciding on a holiday travel destination

    The forthcoming Easter holidays are the perfect time to whisk the family away on that road trip to the coast or capitalise on the bank holiday weekend to travel with friends. Would-be travellers have many options, both locally and outside South… more...
    Editor 267
  • Seven Road Safety Tips for the Long Weekend
    Apr 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Seven Road Safety Tips for the Long Weekend

    South Africa's Easter long weekend notorious for high road death toll Keep your long weekend stress-free with easy tips to follow and routes to avoid The best pointers for loading up, dealing with distractions, and more PRETORIA, South Africa, March… more...
    Editor 265
  • Keep your car safe this Easter
    Apr 02, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Keep your car safe this Easter

    Ensure you and your car are ready for the Easter holidays The Easter holiday period is upon us again and, as usual, thousands of families will be making their way to holiday destinations around the country. The Easter weekend this year is from… more...
    Editor 266
  • Volkswagen Financial Services South Africa records a successful first year
    Mar 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen Financial Services South Africa…

    More than 35,000 new and used vehicles financed during the first year New innovative finance products planned for introduction, soon Johannesburg, South Africa, 31 March 2015. Volkswagen Financial Services South Africa (PTY) Limited, a joint venture… more...
    Editor 325
  • TecDoc / E-cataloguing Improvements
    Mar 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    TecDoc / E-cataloguing Improvements

    SKF goal is to provide superior data information to distributors and mechanics in TecDoc and E-Catalogues. Therefore, since Q1 15, to enhance the searchability of SKF products, SKF has added the OE numbers of all main components! For instance, when… more...
    Editor 383
  • Automechanika Dubai 2015
    Mar 31, 2015 Events

    Automechanika Dubai 2015

    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...
    Editor 444
  • Enjoy your Holidays!
    Mar 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Enjoy your Holidays!

    Willis and Textar wishes all it’s readers and customers a safe holiday period. Keep your family safe on theroad, enjoy the break and always have your Willis Holiday Safety checklist on hand. Click here for more more...
    Editor 403
  • Win with Gabriel
    Mar 31, 2015 Buzz Press Release

    Win a car or a bike with Gabriel

    Gabriel’s 100 year old pedigree has stood the test oftime, and is South Africa’s leading shock absorber. Gabriel is locally designed, developed and produced for the South African roads and conditions. Click here to win more...
    Editor 427

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