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  • NAACAM SHOW BOOK ONLINE
    Jan 20, 2017 Events

    NAACAM SHOW BOOK ONLINE

    Editor 71
  • Be a Part of this Exciting Event!
    Jan 20, 2017 Events

    Be a Part of this Exciting Event!

    Indonesia’s first automotive, modification and tuning exhibition, AUTOPRO INDONESIA will be held on 23-25 February 2017 at Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), and is an exhibition you don’t want to miss! Enthusiastic exhibitors coming from Indonesia,… more
    Editor 72
  • Consumer Protection Act: Best practices applicable to the motor industry
    Jan 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Consumer Protection Act: Best practices…

    During 2014 the Minister of Trade and Industry published the Motor Industry Code of Conduct, which serves as a framework for dispute resolution between consumers and participants in the motor industry. On 11 July 2016, the Commissioner of the… more
    Editor 73
  • Diesel and Dust
    Jan 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Diesel and Dust

    From generation to generation VREDENDAL - Some things you just can't kill - and that includes your average Isuzu KB bakkie. Proof of this is to be found in the West Coast hamlet of Vanrynsdorp, in turn a stone's throw from Vredendal, some 270… more
    Editor 70
  • How to spot a good deal when secondhand car buying
    Jan 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    How to spot a good deal when secondhand car buying

    The second hand car industry has a poor reputation – and it’s mostly undeserved, says Jeff Osborne, Head of Gumtree Automotive. “Dealerships (even ones that deal solely in secondhand cars) are subject to the Consumer Protection Act, which has gone a… more
    Jeff Osborne 69
  • Car repair startup ClickMechanic secures $1m in funding
    Jan 19, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Car repair startup ClickMechanic secures $1m in…

    UK-based startup ClickMechanic, an online based marketplace for car mechanics, has announced it has closed a $1m funding round. The oversubscribed round was led by leading early stage VC studio Forward Partners, along with 500 Startups, and a number… more
    Editor 144
  • TRIGO, Supported by Ardian, Acquires French Specialist EURO-SYMBIOSE
    Jan 19, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    TRIGO, Supported by Ardian, Acquires French…

    Acquisition strengthens expertise in quality audit, training and consulting With support from its majority shareholder Ardian, the independent private investment company, TRIGO Group has acquired 100% of EURO-SYMBIOSE, the French specialist provider… more
    Editor 92
  • Beating rising fuel prices
    Jan 19, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Beating rising fuel prices

    Economists have predicted fuel prices will increase by 44c for petrol and 37c for diesel in February. This does not bode well for motorists as it follows a fuel increase in January and increased mileage as many return to work and school. The MD from… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 78
  • AutoPro Indonesia 2017: Indonesia's Premium Auto Aftermarket Exhibition
    Jan 18, 2017 Events

    AutoPro Indonesia 2017: Indonesia's Premium Auto…

    Jakarta, January 18, 2017 - Exhibitions are the perfect opportunity for brands to market their latest products and increase brand exposure to the larger audiences. AutoPro Indonesia is dedicated to the auto aftermarket sector and will be held on the… more
    Editor 131
  • MEYLE adds 100 drive shafts units to fit all popular vehicle models
    Jan 18, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE adds 100 drive shafts units to fit all…

    Repair professionals benefit from new solutions to cover an ever growing range of repair requirements Hamburg, January 2017. Drive shafts are subject to exceptionally high load levels during operation. To help workshops meet their customers' quality… more
    Editor 80
  • Skills development is sustained through collaboration and mentorship
    Jan 18, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Skills development is sustained through…

    The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA) provides technical and business support to small and medium enterprises, helping them to succeed, grow and, in turn, create further job opportunities. In an economic… more
    Editor 75
  • Bridgestone plant shuttered as Brits municipality defies court
    Jan 18, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Bridgestone plant shuttered as Brits municipality…

    Tyre maker Bridgestone has come out in support of legal action by the Brits Industrialists Association (BIA) against the Madibeng Municipality, and revealed that its Brits tyre plant was one of the factories to which electricity was unlawfully… more
    Editor 117
  • Understanding Vehicle Recalls
    Jan 17, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Understanding Vehicle Recalls

    Yesterday saw the official recall of the Ford Kuga after 47 vehicles reportedly caught alight, while last year 3 million Toyotas were recalled from the South Africa market due to a faulty airbag, which affected 41 million vehicles across the globe.… more
    Editor 84
  • Groupe Renault - 2016 World sales results
    Jan 17, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Groupe Renault - 2016 World sales results

    RECORD SALES FOR GROUPE RENAULT, UP 13.3% TO 3.18 MILLION VEHICLES IN 2016 FOR THE LAST YEAR OF THE RENAULT DRIVE THE CHANGE Record year-on-year increase of 374,000 units (13.3%), up to 3.18 million vehicles sold in 2016. Record year for Renault,… more
    Editor 101
  • Ford Issues Safety Recall for Kuga 1.6
    Jan 17, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Issues Safety Recall for Kuga 1.6

    PRETORIA, South Africa, January, 2017 - Ford South Africa is issuing a safety recall for Kuga models equipped with the 1.6-litre engine to address an engine overheating condition that could cause a fire. A total of 4,556 vehicles are affected by… more
    Editor 100
  • Priced for action
    Jan 17, 2017 On the Cees

    Priced for action

    When hearing the phrase “priced for perfection” one is supposed to cringe. It means all the supposed good news is already priced in, and any unforeseen negative development could give the asset price a bad knock. US equities weren't priced for… more
    Cees Bruggemans 88
  • Poor condition of vehicles contributes to death toll on roads
    Jan 17, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Poor condition of vehicles contributes to death…

    An immeasurable contributor to the number of fatalities could easily be the poor mechanical condition of vehicles on our roads, believes Vishal Premlall, Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association. “We are reeling from the 1700 odd deaths… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 176
  • Ford Kuga fires – is a recall on the cards?
    Jan 16, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Kuga fires – is a recall on the cards?

    In light of the recent Ford Kuga fires, Vishal Premlall, Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), believes now is an opportune time to readdress the issues surrounding vehicle recalls in South Africa. “While it is unclear whether… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 117
  • Six New TSW Alloy Wheels Available at Tiger Wheel & Tyre
    Jan 16, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Six New TSW Alloy Wheels Available at Tiger Wheel…

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre stores across the nation are proudly unveiling six new alloy wheels from the iconic TSW line, and, for its part TSW has yet again delivered. The new wheels go by the names Storm, Rebel, Python, Quad, Rogue, and Phantom, and are… more
    Editor 90
  • Brace for another fuel hike
    Jan 16, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Brace for another fuel hike

    Fuel prices are set for another hike at the end of January. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). "The Rand / US dollar exchange… more
    Automobile Association 92
  • Government-funded drivetrain project promises hydrogen-enabled, zero-emission commercial van revolution
    Jan 16, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Government-funded drivetrain project promises…

    London: 16.1.17 The UK government has announced funding for a project that promises to catapult the UK to the forefront of the global race to develop a supply chain for the manufacture of hydrogen-enabled drivetrains for large vans and trucks. The… more
    Editor 120
  • Tread carefully your life depends on it
    Jan 16, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Tread carefully your life depends on it

    Its startling to comprehend that a mere 6.4mm can be the difference between life and death, but those are odds most South Africans motorist are exposed to every time they use their cars. The tread depth on a set of brand new tyres is 8mm. The lowest… more
    Editor 100
  • KIA and Rafael Nadal back again at Australian Open 2017
    Jan 16, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    KIA and Rafael Nadal back again at Australian…

    KIA Motors supplies 110 official fleet vehicles for Australian Open 2017 (SEOUL) January 16, 2017 – As the major sponsor of Australian Open 2017, KIA Motors handed over a fleet of 110 official tournament vehicles to Tennis Australia during a… more
    Editor 104
  • Economic Insights: The South African Year 2017
    Jan 16, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: The South African Year 2017

    Unlike Britain, which is consumed by Brexit expectations, or America which is looking forward with apparent equal measures of enthusiasm and dread to the Trump presidency take-off, South Africa hasn't quite the equivalent. Instead, 2017 is in… more
    Cees Bruggemans 152
  • Renault France - CAP 2020: Signature of Business Contract for Sustainable Performance of Renault in France
    Jan 16, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Renault France - CAP 2020: Signature of Business…

    On 13 January 2017, Groupe Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn and representatives of the CFDT, CFE-CGC and FO unions signed the Renault France – CAP 2020 agreement. Renault France – CAP 2020, a Business Contract for Sustainable Performance, lays the… more
    Editor 102
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 13/01/2017
  • Under-Employed, Under-Inclusive and Under Threat: the World in 2017
    Jan 13, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Under-Employed, Under-Inclusive and Under Threat:…

    Trends such as rising income inequality and societal polarisation triggered political change in 2016 and could exacerbate global risks in 2017 if urgent action is not taken, according to the Global Risks Report 2017 Key drivers of risks can be… more
    Editor 108
  • A car that can feel emotion – among other things
    Jan 13, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    A car that can feel emotion – among other things

    Most of us will say that we love our cars, but what if the feeling was mutual? By far one of the most exciting developments of 2017 has been the so-called emotional engine introduced by Honda at CES last week. The NeuV (pronounced “new-v”) comes… more
    Editor 107
  • AutoPro Indonesia - Welcoming 2017 with excitement
    Jan 12, 2017 Events

    AutoPro Indonesia - Welcoming 2017 with excitement

    Happy New Year ! We’re excited for the new year and for the upcoming AutoPro Indonesia, that will be held on 23-25 February 2017. The 3-day exhibition is an ideal platform for Auto Aftermarket, Modification and Tuning to network, improve awareness… more
    Editor 123
  • Avis total mobility solution for the film industry
    Jan 12, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Avis total mobility solution for the film industry

    Working on one of the most anticipated movies of 2017 is a task Avis’ film division relishes. The leading car rental company is providing cars, vans, and chauffeur services to the filming crew and leading stars of the blockbuster epic: The Mummy.… more
    Editor 114
  • Economic Insights: Trump's winding road
    Jan 11, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Trump's winding road

    It started simple. We will give you tax cuts, better infrastructure, less regulation. For those craving it, there will be more trade protection & fewer Mexicans. Geopolitically, we will demand fairer treatment, as much from our European and Asian… more
    Cees Bruggemans 124
  • Toyota Prius racks up awards
    Jan 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota Prius racks up awards

    BEST FAMILY CAR TITLE IN UK CAR OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2017 The Toyota Prius has been named the Best Family Car in the UK Car of the Year Awards 2017, proof positive that the world's most successful hybrid has evolved into a car that ranks as Britain's… more
    Editor 112
  • New Messe Frankfurt calendar for 2017: digital scenes made of components and parts
    Jan 11, 2017 Events

    New Messe Frankfurt calendar for 2017: digital…

    New fairs and conferences for the automotive and transport & logistics sectors The future has right of way at Messe Frankfurt. And the Mobility & Logistics business unit continues to invest in an international portfolio of fairs, events and… more
    Editor 142
  • Sales by the PSA Group increased for the third consecutive year
    Jan 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Sales by the PSA Group increased for the third…

    In 2016, sales increased by 5.8%, to 3,146,000 units*. The product offensive in the Push to Pass plan was launched for the Peugeot and Citroën brands. Successful commercial launches for the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, Expert and Traveller, the new CITROËN… more
    Editor 115
  • Busy time for Sewells MSXI’s business turnaround consultant
    Jan 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Busy time for Sewells MSXI’s business turnaround…

    Guill Marais, a Senior Business Consultant at Sewells-MSXI, is having a busy time as the ongoing economic downturn takes its toll on many retail motor companies. Marais’s speciality at Sewells-MSXI is turning around businesses that are either in… more
    Editor 133
  • A safe start to the new school year
    Jan 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    A safe start to the new school year

    As parents get ready to kick off the new school year, it is also time to find a safe and reliable means of transport for their children. In November of 2016, amendments were made to the National Road Traffic Regulation forbidding the transport of… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 104
  • Keeping workplace alcohol consumption under control all year round
    Jan 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Keeping workplace alcohol consumption under…

    The fact that alcohol consumption increases over the holiday period is a well-known fact, and many companies implement more stringent controls and policies over these times to reduce risk. However, this piecemeal approach is often ineffective in the… more
    Editor 106
  • Opel Increases European Sales by Four Percent in 2016
    Jan 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Opel Increases European Sales by Four Percent in…

    Highest sales in five years: Increase of around 46,000 units Car of the Year 2016: Astra bestselling model 7 in 17: Further growth expected this year thanks to model offensive Rüsselsheim. Opel/Vauxhall have once again significantly increased annual… more
    Editor 124
  • Toyota and Hilux make history in 2016
    Jan 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota and Hilux make history in 2016

    Toyota's "tougherer" new Hilux has made history by achieving sales leadership in South Africa for the 44th time in the past 47 years by notching up a 2016 retail total of 35,428 - 3,000 units ahead of its nearest competitor. By recording 3,074 sales… more
    Editor 129
  • Time for talking is gone
    Jan 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Time for talking is gone

    Association says death tolls will continue to rise in the absence of proper, actionable strategies The increase in road deaths over the 2016/17 festive period is cause for great concern and points to the lack of a proper road safety strategy to deal… more
    Automobile Association 116
  • New CEO and MD for FCA South Africa
    Jan 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    New CEO and MD for FCA South Africa

    Midrand - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announces the appointment of the new CEO and MD of Fiat Group Automobiles South Africa (Pty) Ltd, importer of Fiat, Fiat Professional, Abarth and Alfa Romeo brands and Chrysler South Africa (Pty) Ltd, importer of… more
    Editor 132
  • 2016 new car sales in review
    Jan 10, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    2016 new car sales in review

    The latest aggregated sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) show that the decline in new vehicle sales continued in December. A total of 41 639 vehicles were sold last month, a year-on-year… more
    Editor 134
  • Kaspersky Lab comment: David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab
    Jan 10, 2017 Events

    Kaspersky Lab on CES 2017 and the future of…

    CES2017 featured a variety of technologies that support the future of autonomous/automated driving, including parking assist, collision avoidance, emergency braking and much more. Technology has transformed the driving experience and will continue… more
    Editor 208
  • Comment on the December 2016 monthly sales, calendar 2016 new vehicle sales statistics and prospects for 2017
    Jan 09, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Comment on the December 2016 monthly sales,…

    1.BRIEF COMMENT ON DECEMBER, 2016 SALES Industry domestic sales ended 2016 on a weak note with aggregate industry new vehicle sales for December, 2016 at 41 639 units recording a decline of 7 519 vehicles or a fall of 15.3% compared to the total new… more
    Editor 145
  • Economic Insights: Back to work
    Jan 09, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Back to work

    Throughout last year there hung a palatable concern that the SA economy would not be coming back to any degree in 2017. The argument was about decimals, with some seeing a bit more upside while others stressed downside. Now that we rolled into 2017,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 118
  • Economic Insights: Why relapse if you can bounce
    Jan 09, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Why relapse if you can bounce

    The biggest surprise of 2016 for me was the extent of the rebound in global commodity prices. If something, like iron ore, is 75% down from its cyclical peak, momentum could easily knock another 10% or 20% off. Greedy but doable? The trend being… more
    Cees Bruggemans 113
  • Reputation as Asia’s premier automotive industry fair grows with upward climb of Automechanika Shanghai’s sweeping participation
    Jan 09, 2017 Events

    Reputation as Asia’s premier automotive industry…

    Exhibitors and visitors laud exhibition as comprehensive must-attend event for OE and aftermarket auto products Full spectrum of automotive industry highlighted through fringe programme events Automechanika Shanghai continues to shatter records and… more
    Editor 233
  • Nissan Intelligent Mobility at CES 2017
    Jan 09, 2017 Events

    Nissan Intelligent Mobility at CES 2017

    News At-a-Glance On January 5, 2017 during his CES keynote Nissan chairman of the board and chief executive officer Carlos Ghosn announced several advancements as part of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility blueprint for transforming how cars are… more
    Editor 215
  • New year, new traffic jams
    Jan 06, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    New year, new traffic jams

    Following some well-deserved time at home or on holiday, you may have forgotten just how bad the traffic to and from work can be. Added to this, the first few weeks of the year are notorious for being even busier than usual. Now is a good time to… more
    Editor 175
  • Volatility reigned – AA 2016 fuel price retrospective
    Jan 05, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Volatility reigned – AA 2016 fuel price…

    Unleaded 95 petrol cost 45 cents a litre more at the end of 2016 than at the start, with 500ppm diesel up by 21 cents during the year. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which conducted a review of fuel price movements during… more
    Automobile Association 138
  • Economic Insights: Voted disrupter of 2017
    Jan 04, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Voted disrupter of 2017

    What would have the greatest disruption potential in 2017, for good or bad? (1) Trump (2) oil (3) China (4) Something European (5) terror. Locally? Zuma shuffle. We are playing with known unknowns here, and even then one wonders how intense some… more
    Cees Bruggemans 152
  • Extended drinking hours need to be matched with extended enforcement hours
    Jan 04, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Extended drinking hours need to be matched with…

    The Automobile Association (AA) has noted reports that the Gauteng Liquor Board has agreed to extend liquor trading hours at the weekend to coincide with the ANC’s 105th anniversary celebrations. Thousands of ANC supporters are expected in the… more
    Automobile Association 139
  • RAF 2016 festive season road safety campaign promotes story telling. #MyRoadYourRoad
    Jan 04, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    RAF 2016 festive season road safety campaign…

    South Africa’s (SA) roads will carry several stories as people embark on their journeys this festive season, and the Road Accident Fund (RAF) is committed to ensuring these stories get told. In a unique take on Road Safety promotion, the RAF has… more
    Editor 151
  • Shell lubricants market leader for tenth year in a row
    Jan 04, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Shell lubricants market leader for tenth year in…

    Shell Lubricants has retained its global market leading position in 2015 with 11.6% market share, according to Kline & Company’s Global Lubricants Industry: Market Analysis and Assessment 2016 report. This is the tenth consecutive year that Shell… more
    Editor 235
  • MEYLE becomes OE supplier for Morgan: two partners united in their passion for quality
    Jan 04, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE becomes OE supplier for Morgan: two…

    How long-established English motor car manufacturer Morgan and Hamburg-based automotive spare parts manufacturer MEYLE reap the benefits of their successful collaboration in exclusive sports car building. Malvern: the small Midlands town with a… more
    Editor 142
  • Economic Insights: Proliferating non-usuals
    Jan 02, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Proliferating non-usuals

    The non-usual. Events that change our trajectories. Can be natural disasters. Or man-made windfalls. Sometimes it is just the uncertainty created by powerful politicians leaving us in the dark about their true intensions. Or the inability of complex… more
    Cees Bruggemans 149
  • Automobile Association confirms heft fuel price jump
    Dec 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Automobile Association confirms heft fuel price…

    January 2017 will see the first of what the Automobile Association (AA) expects to be a series of fuel price hikes in the new year. The AA said that unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF) showed substantial… more
    Automobile Association 180
  • Joyful equities, fearful audiences
    Dec 29, 2016 On the Cees

    Joyful equities, fearful audiences

    It is a rather bizarre combination. Joy to the world in key global equity markets, yet deep fear gripping large populations. And it could keep intensifying, at least some of it in 2017. The equity Bulls in New York were mesmerized for most of… more
    Cees Bruggemans 162
  • Economic Insights: Counting Christmas blessings
    Dec 27, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Counting Christmas blessings

    It was the year in which Zuma could have tried various nuclear options on the SA economy. Shuffle his cabinet in order to be rid of Gordhan, causing financial market mayhem and a further lowering of business confidence. Declare a state of national… more
    Cees Bruggemans 166
  • Developing new market potentials: Volkswagen plans integrated mobility concept in Rwanda
    Dec 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Developing new market potentials: Volkswagen…

    Rwanda's President Kagame and Volkswagen CEO Diess agree on memorandum of understanding in Kigali Expansion of individual mobility through car sharing and ride hailing Local vehicle production in Rwanda agreed Training initiative planned Kigali /… more
    Editor 193
  • Overheating Trump
    Dec 23, 2016 On the Cees

    Overheating Trump

    Six weeks past the US election, and one day before the electoral college formerly inks the Trump Presidency (by voting for him by a comfortable majority, despite Clinton having achieved nearly 3 million more votes than Trump in the election), one is… more
    Cees Bruggemans 163
  • The FIRE IT UP’s Father Craig Christmas was on hand to deliver the gifts to the kids
    Dec 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Delighted children get a treat from Father…

    The hugely successful FIRE IT UP motorcycle giveaway that has been running every month this year was substituted this month for a load of the popular kiddies push and go scooters which were given away free to families who brought in their under… more
    Editor 159
  • Economic Insights: Growing SA fruitiness
    Dec 23, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Growing SA fruitiness

    When does one harvest? Presumably not when under-ripe or overripe. Yet our SA wait in kick-starting the economy into high gear is getting long in the tooth, unlike elsewhere in the world where vroom-vroom action is taken. Trumpian trumpets blasting… more
    Cees Bruggemans 180
  • Stay on top of automotive technology with the MEYLE training program
    Dec 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Stay on top of automotive technology with the…

    Sharing field-relevant knowledge: Four training modules translate theory into practice Upon agreement with parts dealer: training seminars when and where you need them How-to tutorials from the "MEYLE Mechanics": YouTube resource for expert… more
    Editor 169
  • Team spirit at work: MEYLE trainees join forces across departments to make participation in the
    Dec 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Team spirit at work: MEYLE trainees join forces…

    For the "Dust & Diesel" rally the MEYLE junior staff has reconditioned a W124 Mercedes Benz model Having travelled 3.000 kilometres, the vehicle will be auctioned off to charity at point of destination The W124 Mercedes Benz model with 200 diesel… more
    Editor 190
  • Driving Near Large Trucks
    Dec 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Driving Near Large Trucks

    This – our final newsletter for 2016 – wishes all our readers a safe driving experience during the holiday season. We of course know that with this time of the year comes the added risk of increased traffic - this inevitably results in increased… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 123
  • MEYLE brake discs tested and certified to ECE R90 standards
    Dec 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE brake discs tested and certified to ECE R90…

    Effective since November 2016, the standard applies to replacement brake discs on new vehicles Exceeding legal requirements, 90 percent of all MEYLE brake discs being sold already comply with ECE R90 regulations Improved anti-corrosion protection… more
    Editor 184
  • Fuel gloom gathers on oil strength
    Dec 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel gloom gathers on oil strength

    Surging international petroleum prices are likely to hit South Africans hard at the pumps at the beginning of 2017. This is the view of the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the… more
    Automobile Association 182
  • Volkswagen South Africa trainee honoured by Volkswagen Group
    Dec 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen South Africa trainee honoured by…

    "Best Trainee Award 2016" for 45 young talents from 19 countries on five continents Cuan George is the 2016 South African recipient of the award The Volkswagen Group presented its annual "Best Trainee Awards 2016" to young top achievers from all… more
    Editor 191
  • Messe Frankfurt is the world’s highest-grossing organiser with its own exhibition grounds
    Dec 22, 2016 Events

    Messe Frankfurt is the world’s highest-grossing…

    Rising profitability allows high level of investment The Messe Frankfurt Group will once again end financial year 2016 with a high level of sales and a very profitable result compared with the rest of the sector. For the second time in a row, Messe… more
    Editor 505
  • Change of attitudes needed for safer roads in South Africa
    Dec 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Change of attitudes needed for safer roads in…

    Survey results show many people worried safety on the roads over the festive period Drunk driving, speeding, and a lack of law enforcers, are among the biggest safety concerns for drivers on South African roads over the festive period. This is… more
    Automobile Association 183
  • Economic Insights: The changing risk scenario
    Dec 22, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: The changing risk scenario

    Things are rapidly changing, event driven. Our main SA risks are global capital flows and domestic politics affecting private confidence and responses. Both of these may have turned more positive, but the global more so than the domestic, much of it… more
    Cees Bruggemans 188
  • Road safety concerns heightened after shocking increase to mid-month road death figures
    Dec 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Road safety concerns heightened after shocking…

    The 17% increase in road deaths since the start of December is worrying and dismaying, and sends an early signal that the country’s festive road fatality numbers could be the worst in several years, according to the Automobile Association (AA).… more
    Automobile Association 164
  • Pioneer is aiming to tackle the OEM market, through Autopro Indonesia
    Dec 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Pioneer is aiming to tackle the OEM market,…

    Pioneer, one of the world’s most popular audio system brands, has responded positively to Autopro Indonesia, a 'business-to-business' (B2B) auto aftermarket exhibition, that will be held between the 23rd-25th February 2017 in Hall A, Jakarta… more
    Editor 180
  • Zircotec launch best-in-class gold heat shield technology at Autosport International show
    Dec 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Zircotec launch best-in-class gold heat shield…

    New ZircoFlex® Gold combines high reflectivity with ceramic thermal behaviour for “show standard” heat management Heat management specialist Zircotec claims the best heat shield product on the market just got better. At the Autosport Show in… more
    Editor 180
  • Developing new market potentials
    Dec 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Developing new market potentials

    Volkswagen inaugurates vehicle production facility in Kenya Kenya's President Kenyatta and Volkswagen CEO Diess officially open facility near Nairobi First locally produced vehicle - a Polo Vivo - rolls off production line in Kenya Local training… more
    Editor 178
  • General Tire kicks off sponsorship of Lifesaving SA
    Dec 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    General Tire kicks off sponsorship of Lifesaving…

    Wide-ranging sponsorship covering 65 main beaches across South Africa Supports Watersmart school programme to address water safety and drownings Includes title sponsorship for Lifesaving SA National Championships PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 20… more
    Editor 202
  • New Nissan Electric Café opens in Paris as the brand celebrates three billion EV kilometers worldwide
    Dec 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Nissan Electric Café opens in Paris as the…

    Nissan LEAF owners across the globe have travelled a landmark three billion kilometers, saving nearly 500 million kilograms of CO2 emissions* Nissan celebrated the announcement with the launch of a pay with energy pop-up café in Paris The Nissan… more
    Editor 203
  • Year End Message from Wilderness Foundation Africa
    Dec 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Year End Message from Wilderness Foundation Africa

    A YEAR OF MILESTONES 2016 has been a year of milestones for Wilderness Foundation Africa. It was the year we celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Umzi Wethu Academy, the twentieth anniversary of Pride of Table Mountain and the year that we… more
    Editor 194
  • Hagai Zyss, CEO of the Israeli accident-prevention company Autotalks
    Dec 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Autotalks CEO: "2017 will be the year of the…

    Hagai Zyss: "U.S. Department of Transportation's new plan (NPRM) will mandate that car manufacturers bring to the market new DSRC V2X-ready cars in as early as 2020. This will require OEMs to be equipped with massive quantities of V2X chipsets of… more
    Editor 187
  • Opel Sets Course for the Future
    Dec 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Opel Sets Course for the Future

    Opel plant in Eisenach to make Mokka X successor as of 2019 Corsa and ADAM successors to roll off production line in Zaragoza Opel thus meeting existing collective agreements in Eisenach Production structures and logistics thereby being made more… more
    Editor 208
  • MTN partners with Engen to allow Rwandans to buy fuel using MTN Mobile Money
    Dec 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MTN partners with Engen to allow Rwandans to buy…

    Engen customers in Rwanda can now purchase fuel, lubricants and other goods using MTN Mobile Money. With this launch, MTN Mobile Money customers will be able to make transactions at all 10 Engen service stations in Kigali, with an expected rollout… more
    Editor 258
  • Jaguar Land Rover recognised as one of Africa’s best brands
    Dec 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jaguar Land Rover recognised as one of Africa’s…

    World Brand Congress recognises Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa as one of Africa’s Best Brands Award given to companies who are Africa’s most sought-after employers Panel of judges includes prominent leaders, researchers and… more
    Editor 216
  • Beast Meets the Legend - Tendai Mtawarira Powered by ROUSH Ford Mustang
    Dec 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Beast Meets the Legend - Tendai Mtawarira Powered…

    Springbok prop Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira announced as brand ambassador for Ford Performance Handover of special Ford Mustang 2.3 EcoBoost with ROUSH Level 2 performance and styling upgrades Ford Performance-approved range of ROUSH accessories fitted… more
    Editor 244
  • Nokian Tyres’ new quick and hassle-free SnapSkan tyre scanning service aims to improve traffic safety for millions of people
    Dec 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nokian Tyres’ new quick and hassle-free SnapSkan…

    Nokian Tyres together with the tyre and car service chain Vianor introduces SnapSkan, a groundbreaking new technology, which measures the depth of tyre treads on the go and informs it to the driver. SnapSkan is based on top-class 3D scanning… more
    Editor 229
  • Rio-Carb plans to build on its successes and achievements in 2016
    Dec 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Rio-Carb plans to build on its successes and…

    Rio-Carb, a leading manufacturer of R-C700 CrC wear liners and pipes for heavy materials-handling applications in the mining and allied resources industries, plans to build on its notable successes and achievements over the last year. The company… more
    Editor 211
  • TIA to Launch Automotive Social Portal
    Dec 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    TIA to Launch Automotive Social Portal

    Bowie, Md. - The Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced today that it will launch the Automotive Social Portal (ASP) in the first quarter of 2017 in a joint effort with the Automotive Marketing Foundation (AMF). The ASP provides a cloud-based… more
    Editor 232
  • The Castrol Classic team brings back the famous aroma of the popular Castrol R40
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The Castrol Classic team brings back the famous…

    Known to all as the Castrol R For all racing, 2 and 4 strokes, motorcycles, and cars, on and off-road, even garden equipment and can be used in racing engines, gearboxes, as a two-stroke mix, even added to one’s petrol for normal 4 stroke engines.… more
    Editor 264
  • Distractions are becoming more dangerous on the road
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Distractions are becoming more dangerous on the…

    Distracted driving amongst the top causes of road fatalities· Every second car-driver commits cellphone violations· 74 percent of the respondents feel distracted by modern technology JOHANNESBURG – December 12, 2016 – This festive season South… more
    Editor 218
  • Sandton gets biggest Jaguar Land Rover retailer in Africa
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Sandton gets biggest Jaguar Land Rover retailer…

    Jaguar Land Rover’s countrywide footprint expands with massive new Sandton property Africa’s richest square mile gets all-new, state-of-the art facility with global design Jaguar Land Rover Sandton set to be the flagship retailer Pretoria, 12… more
    Editor 206
  • Check your tyres before hitting the road
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Check your tyres before hitting the road

    With many of us taking time off and travelling, traffic volumes will be increasing on our roads. We should all be extra vigilant and ensure our vehicles are in good condition. You will need to take extra care when travelling during the holiday… more
    Editor 286
  • Economic Insights: Hungrily awaiting 2017
    Dec 12, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Hungrily awaiting 2017

    That was a very poor start to the 4Q. RMB/BER business confidence down and still in dregs, the Barclays PMI remaining below 50 and FNB/BER consumer confidence still well below its long-term average. This besides car sales keeping declining, and… more
    Cees Bruggemans 223
  • Economic Insights: Windfalls & animal spirits
    Dec 12, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Windfalls & animal spirits

    Among talk of cyclical lift in SA growth to above 1% next year, and possibly more thereafter, it remains difficult to fully comprehend what engines will drive such lift. Some upside in the commodity cycle courtesy of China? Some agricultural lift as… more
    Cees Bruggemans 209
  • Do drivers know how to keep a safe following distance?
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Do drivers know how to keep a safe following…

    It’s that time of the year when families crisscross the country, heading off to their favourite holiday destination. Now, more than ever, drivers need to take cognizance of some basic rules / tips/ advice/ hints that they should adhere to in order… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 200
  • Advanced training workshops “Accident damage repairs” at Automechanika Frankfurt 2016 a complete success
    Dec 12, 2016 Events

    Advanced training workshops “Accident damage…

    Well-received format to be continued in 2018 Two months have passed, since the 24th Automechanika trade fair closed its doors. Yet the impact of the trade fair continues to exert its influence well beyond that. Not only for the exhibitors, who can… more
    Editor 2385
  • SKF Product Information - VKJP 8025 – Kit content and Boot shape information
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Product Information - VKJP 8025 – Kit content…

    BMW is offering two types of boot design that you can see in the image above: With lobe insert on the wider diameter of the boot Without lobe insert on the wider diameter of the boot Click here to read the flyer more
    Editor 223
  • Engen General Manager Corporate Affairs, Tasneem Sulaiman Bray with Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Engen supports Department of Transport’s…

    The Department of Transport, in collaboration with Engen, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) and Youth in Road Safety launched #Ridewise, a Festive Season Road Safety Campaign at the Engen Grasmere 1-Stop (South) in Gauteng on Saturday,… more
    Editor 262
  • Torre launches drill winch
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Torre launches drill winch

    WARN HAND-HELD 250Kg PULLING POWER DRILL WINCH FOR AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY Torre Parts and Components has launched the WARN Drill Winch, a winching unit that runs off a standard portable drill, turning it into a versatile pulling tool. The Drill Winch… more
    Editor 447
  • A changing world
    Dec 12, 2016 On the Cees

    A changing world

    A quarter of the UK electorate changed that country’s course last June wth its Brexit vote (and rocked expectations around the world) . A month ago, less than a third of eligible American voters changed its course drastically by voting Trump (and… more
    Cees Bruggemans 203
  • SKF Technical Bulletin - VKJP 3017: Importance of the correct boot tightening
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Technical Bulletin - VKJP 3017: Importance of…

    The correct tightening of the boot onto the driveshaft is crucial to ensure the normal boot lifespan. Incorrect boot mounting can significantly reduce the lifespan of the component and lead to premature failures! Click Here to read the SKF Technical… more
    Editor 407
  • Don’t let the heat get to you this summer
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Don’t let the heat get to you this summer

    With the festive season holidays around the corner, many South Africans are looking forward to their much-deserved vacations. With this in mind, the Automobile Association (AA) urges all drivers to consider the road and weather conditions of the… more
    Automobile Association 337
  • Holiday driving survival guide
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Holiday driving survival guide

    As drivers head off for their December holidays, safe driving has many more challenges compared to your daily commute. Excited children in the backseat, holiday overindulgence and car maintenance all play a role in keeping you and your family safe… more
    Masterdrive 212
  • Economic Insights: Afraid of nothing
    Dec 12, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Afraid of nothing

    American equity markets are clearly not afraid of Trump (bonds are different, rightly so). European equity markets seem not to be afraid of Brexit, Italian chaos and anything that France may offer, with populist right-wingers making head way… more
    Cees Bruggemans 200
  • New electric vehicle consortium helping government accelerate green transport
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New electric Electric Vehicles Get a Jump Start

    vehicle consortium helping government accelerate green transport The Electric Vehicle Industry Association (EVIA) – a consortium of the major players of South Africa’s emerging electric vehicle (EV) industry – was launched on the 5th December 2016.… more
    Editor 225
  • Tenneco launches Monroe® OESPECTRUM® production line in Gliwice, Poland
    Dec 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tenneco launches Monroe® OESPECTRUM® production…

    Company’s dedicated aftermarket shock absorber manufacturing facility starts state-of-the-art production line for OESpectrum premium shocks. Celebrates production of 5 million Monroe Original® shocks and struts Gliwice, Poland, December 7, 2016 –… more
    Editor 245
  • Dealer principal of Produkta Nissan tells why he is a winner
    Dec 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Dealer principal of Produkta Nissan tells why he…

    Bubbling, contagious enthusiasm for everything he does, along with loyal and motivated team members who are totally committed to the products they sell and services they render, together with a daily business monitoring system are the winning… more
    Editor 248
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 09/12/2016
  • Dec 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan South Africa appoints Leslie Ramsoomar as…

    Ramsoomar shifts gears from Renault to Nissan to extend his expertise across the Alliance ROSSLYN, Pretoria (08 December 2016) – From the floor of a Nissan dealership to the boardroom at Nissan head office in Rosslyn, Nissan South Africa has… more
    Editor 253
  • New Strategy for Peugeot Citroën South Africa
    Dec 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Strategy for Peugeot Citroën South Africa

    PCSA held a strategy meeting with its entire dealer network, investors and stakeholders on Wednesday, 7 December, where the company’s five-year-plan was rolled out. Three key messages were shared: The focus from 2017 will be on the Peugeot Brand The… more
    Editor 244
  • NAACAM SHOW: World Class Conference Speakers
  • NAACAM SHOW Conference Session 5: Leadership and Skills
  • Sir David Attenborough presents Land Rover prize at conservation awards
    Dec 07, 2016 Events

    Sir David Attenborough presents Land Rover prize…

    Land Rover joins Sir David Attenborough and Tusk royal patron the Duke of Cambridge for the 2016 Tusk Conservation Awards at the V&A Museum, London Awards recognise excellence in conservation in Africa and tireless efforts to protect its most… more
    Editor 2581
  • Nissan introduces driverless towing system at Oppama Plant
    Dec 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan introduces driverless towing system at…

    YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the introduction of Intelligent Vehicle Towing (IVT), a fully automated vehicle towing system, at its Oppama Plant. Nissan has worked on making the relationship between people, cars and… more
    Editor 277
  • Ronnie Leten, CEO and president
    Dec 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Atlas Copco sets non-financial goals for…

    Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has revised the key performance indicators (KPIs) and goals for its non-financial priorities for sustainable profitable growth. Last year Atlas Copco identified five priorities… more
    Editor 333
  • Driving With a Pet in the Vehicle
    Dec 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Driving With a Pet in the Vehicle

    Its holiday time and everyone – including the pets – are so focused on reaching their destination (the park down the road or the coast) that, aside from the obvious, little thought is given to the safety of the pets being transported. A sponsored… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 223
  • Standard bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - November 2016
    Dec 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Standard bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle…

    “New passenger vehicles continued to show strain, declining by 13.8% year on year. We anticipate car sales challenges will continue into 2017 largely driven by above inflation car prices”. General Comments on November 2016 NAAMSA sales: Month on… more
    Editor 257
  • Naamsa comment on the November, 2016 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Dec 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa comment on the November, 2016 South…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of November, 2016 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association commented that conditions in the new vehicle market, with… more
    NAAMSA 250
  • Economic Insights: South Africa's winding road
    Dec 05, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: South Africa's winding road

    As the second term of the Zuma era steadily unwinds, the nature of political change in South Africa is acquiring an ever sharper edge. At a time when few can be certain of the Zuma succession (or its timing), it is perhaps remarkable how many are… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 250
  • Economic Insights: The Old Boys network revived
    Dec 05, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: The Old Boys network revived

    It was a nice try a few months ago, imagining an all-girls team in charge in 2017. Hillary in Washington, Theresa in London & Angela in Berlin, Janet at the Fed and Christine at the IMF (if not France). Facing off the usual bullies Putin, Erdogan,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 241
  • Providing national guidance
    Dec 05, 2016 On the Cees

    Providing national guidance

    As President Zuma winged north to attend the funeral of Fidel Castro, the RMB/BER business confidence index for the 4Q16 was released (a drop to 38 from 42, meaning nearly two-thirds of business executives expressed a lack of confidence) while the… more
    Cees Bruggemans 227
  • Automechanika Shanghai 2016 biggest show to date, past records shattered, scale of show surges
    Dec 05, 2016 Events

    Automechanika Shanghai 2016 biggest show to date,…

    Exhibition highlights specialised zones, including Connectivity, E-mobility & Infrastructure and Motorsport & High Performance / Wheels & Rims Advanced innovations and emphasis on connected mobility are driving force in Automechanika fringe… more
    Editor 2294
  • Long live the lead-acid battery
    Dec 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Long live the lead-acid battery

    It’s easy to get confused about which battery is best. Which is the most durable? Which has the highest energy capacity? Lead-acid batteries are the oldest rechargeable batteries. However, more and more battery manufacturers have responded to this… more
    Editor 274
  • European surprise potential
    Dec 05, 2016 On the Cees

    European surprise potential

    SARB last week choose not to discuss European risk potential for SA in its latest monetary policy statement, instead preferring to focus on Trump, Fed and to a lesser extent Brexit. America remains our closest orbit. Leading overseas banks are not… more
    Cees Bruggemans 235
  • Growing distance
    Dec 05, 2016 On the Cees

    Growing distance

    The Zuma era has something in common with the Trump era in America. A growing distance between major social/political blocs. In SA this concerns the traditionalist Zuma patronage network seeking to build its own economic dispensation free of western… more
    Cees Bruggemans 240
  • Miracles do happen - Peugeot supports children in need
    Dec 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Miracles do happen - Peugeot supports children in…

    Johannesburg – With an ever-increasing number of disadvantaged children across South Africa and a fast approaching festive season, Peugeot South Africa has donated a brand new competition car in an effort to spread some festive cheer. The donation… more
    Editor 274
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 02/12/2016
    Dec 02, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 02/12/2016

    Happening on 5,6 & 7 April 2017 at the Durban ICC. Make a Booking Now more
    Editor 2153
  • ABSA commentary on November 2016 vehicle sales
    Dec 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    ABSA commentary on November 2016 vehicle sales

    In summary 505,876 vehicles were sold in the first 11 months of the year. That is 11% less than the first 11 months of 2015. More Here more
    Editor 469
  • SA-built vehicles thrive in declining new car market
    Dec 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SA-built vehicles thrive in declining new car…

    The latest aggregated sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) show that the decline in new vehicle sales continued in November. A total of 46 413 vehicles were sold last month, a year-on-year… more
    Editor 252
  • Automechanika Johannesburg 2017 is expanding
    Dec 02, 2016 Events

    Automechanika Johannesburg 2017 is expanding

    Co-location of 3 brands namely: Reifen Scalex Futuroad Early bird discount if you book before end December 2016. Click Here more
    Editor 2249
  • MEYLE doubles MEYLE-HD water pump range
    Dec 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE doubles MEYLE-HD water pump range

    New additions cater for numerous VW and Porsche applications 18 MEYLE-HD water pumps with SiC/SiC mechanical seal and water pump bearing in OE quality Hamburg, November 2016. MEYLE has doubled its existing range of MEYLE HD water pumps for VW and… more
    Editor 271
  • Volkswagen’s Paint Shop celebrates 10 years of painting people’s cars
    Dec 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen’s Paint Shop celebrates 10 years of…

    Volkswagen’s Paint Shop celebrates 10 years of painting people’s cars On this day ten years ago, the former State of President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki officially opened the multi-million rand Paint Shop at the Volkswagen’s manufacturing factory… more
    Editor 261
  • Continental Appoints Two High-Profile Brand Ambassadors for Vision Zero
    Dec 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Appoints Two High-Profile Brand…

    Racing driver Clare Vale and road safety advocate Vuyi Mpofu announced as Continental brand ambassadors Both represent Continental's Vision Zero safety initiative in South Africa Promoting awareness of road safety issues as part of global campaign… more
    Editor 247
  • Mark Gutridge takes charge of BRiNK plant in the UK
    Nov 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mark Gutridge takes charge of BRiNK plant in the…

    New joint MD for BRiNK in SA and UK Mark Gutridge, the managing director of BRiNK Towing Systems South Africa, has added a similar role at BRiNK Towing Systems United Kingdom to his portfolio and is now in charge of towbar production facilities on… more
    Editor 269
  • MISA crowns 2016 Woman of the Year
    Nov 30, 2016 Events

    MISA crowns 2016 Woman of the Year

    Hanlie Strauss was named the 2016 Motor Industry Staff Association’s Woman of the Year at a glittering award ceremony in Johannesburg at the beginning of November. The Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) each year pays homage to the remarkable… more
    Editor 2585
  • New Botswana Store for Tiger Wheel & Tyre
    Nov 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Botswana Store for Tiger Wheel & Tyre

    On 16 November 2016, Tiger Wheel & Tyre opened its second store in Gaborone, at the Airport Junction Shopping Centre. The new store, which has four fitment and one alignment bay, is under the expert supervision of Store Manager, Mark Kotze, assisted… more
    Editor 313
  • Nov 28, 2016 Events

    Full range of Repair & Maintenance items from…

    Automotive future is in connected mobility and smart technology EMMA – a car audio and tuning competition with international standards The 10th edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur has evolved from modest beginnings. Keeping pace with the growing… more
    Editor 2284
  • Economic Insights: Disruptive consequences
    Nov 28, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Disruptive consequences

    With potentially a new disrupter astride the world scene, if he so desires to act in this way, in the person of American President-elect Trump, and more such actors potentially astride the European scene from next year, one is tempted to cast back… more
    Cees Bruggemans 267
  • CYMOT Festive Sale
    Nov 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    CYMOT Festive Sale

    Motor spares and accessories, Outdoor equipment, fishing tackle and cycles, Workshop equipment and tools, Personal protective equipment, Automotive refinish products, Mining & Industrial products. Details here more
    Editor 270
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 28/11//2016
    Nov 28, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 28/11//2016

    Happening on 5,6 & 7 April 2017 at the Durban ICC. Make a Booking Now more
    Editor 2282
  • Keys Left in Vehicles Spurring More Thefts
    Nov 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Keys Left in Vehicles Spurring More Thefts

    Having recently spent several days driving in the US, and seeing the somewhat relaxed and carefree approach they have toward driving, it comes as no surprise that they have “problems” as highlighted in this article. Of course no South African driver… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 271
  • Volkswagen achieves new international environmental certification
    Nov 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen achieves new international…

    Volkswagen achieves new international standard of ISO 14001:2015 certification Certification completed in record time Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has been awarded the new International Environmental Certification - ISO 14001:2015. This… more
    Editor 275
  • SARB rates unchanged BUT
    Nov 28, 2016 On the Cees

    SARB rates unchanged BUT

    What surprised least in the unanimous SARB rate decision today: that it kept rates unchanged, and its preoccupation with uncertainties surrounding Trump policies, their global & SA impact, with Brexit a distant second concern. SARB’s domestic… more
    Cees Bruggemans 252
  • Want a Guaranteed White Christmas? Ford ‘Weather Factory’ Will Simulate Global Weather Conditions at Push of a Button
    Nov 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Want a Guaranteed White Christmas? Ford ‘Weather…

    Ford’s new state-of-the-art vehicle testing facility will simulate a huge range of demanding weather conditions – from arctic frost and desert heat to rainforest humidity Cologne, Germany, to replace Mont Blanc as site of tallest mountain in Western… more
    Editor 292
  • Message is clear – don’t drink and drive
    Nov 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Message is clear – don’t drink and drive

    At this time of the year many companies across South Africa will be hosting end-of-year functions for their staff. While these are festive, celebratory occasions, the Automobile Association (AA) urges all motorists to remember that alcohol and… more
    Automobile Association 322
  • Toyota dealers dominant at halfway mark in Sewells MSXI NADA business of the year 2016 contest
    Nov 24, 2016 Events

    Toyota dealers dominant at halfway mark in…

    Toyota dealers are leading the way at the halfway mark in the National Automobile Dealers’ Association’s Business of the Year (BOTY) contest organised by Sewells MSXI, the well-known, global consulting and outsourcing company which specialises in… more
    Editor 2432
  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City debut's in March 2017
    Nov 24, 2016 Events

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City debut's in March…

    The first edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City (AMHCMC) will debut on 15 March 2017. The three-day show aims to become Vietnam’s leading regional trade fair for the automotive service industry. This fair is expected to house 350 exhibitors and… more
    Editor 2428
  • Nissan donates vehicles to eight South African entrepreneurs
    Nov 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan donates vehicles to eight South African…

    Nissan South Africa has announced that it will donate eight vehicles to dynamic South African entrepreneurs to support and help grow their businesses, in partnership with the National Empowerment Fund (NEF). The sponsorship includes four Nissan… more
    Editor 295
  • Rio-Carb celebrates 35 years of innovation and service excellence
    Nov 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Rio-Carb celebrates 35 years of innovation and…

    Rio-Carb, a leading manufacturer of R-C700 Chromium Carbide (CrC) clad liner plates for the materials-handling industry, celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Founder and CEO Martin Maine has extensive experience in physical metallurgy, and has… more
    Editor 312
  • Goodyear's Eagle-360 Named One of 2016's Best Inventions by Time Magazine
    Nov 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear's Eagle-360 Named One of 2016's Best…

    AKRON, Ohio, November 23, 2016 - The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company's Eagle-360 concept tyre has been named one of Time magazine's "Best Inventions of the Year 2016." Each year, Timemagazine's technology editors list the year's "best inventions that… more
    Editor 283
  • Engen launches PETRONAS lubricants through rebranded Engen Oil Centre franchise
    Nov 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Engen launches PETRONAS lubricants through…

    Engen Petroleum, a leading producer and marketer of a wide range of fuels, lubricants and oil based products, has rebranded its lubricants distribution business as Engen Oil Centre – marking its official launch of the PETRONAS Lubricants… more
    Editor 313
  • SKF Product Information - VKBA 5460 – SKF is the OE Supplier of low friction wheel bearings for Iveco!
    Nov 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Product Information - VKBA 5460 – SKF is the…

    SKF has released an innovative series of bearings, developed with a low friction technology. For above applications, we are now offering a complete solution for rear axle, both for the OE and the aftermarket. In a close collaboration with IVECO, SKF… more
    Editor 300
  • Scaling new heights…
    Nov 24, 2016 On the Cees

    Scaling new heights…

    It is a strange mix. Our unemployed and discouraged labour topping 8.2 million, compared to 11 million formally working, with the 3Q16 total SA employment only up 5k year-on-year while the unemployed and discouraged jumped 519k (out of a population… more
    Cees Bruggemans 303
  • Jaguar Land Rover technical team does South Africa proud
    Nov 23, 2016 Events

    Jaguar Land Rover technical team does South…

    Thomas Grant, from Port Elizabeth, takes second place at Global Technician of the Year contest Jaguar Land Rover South Africa ranks third, internationally, for technical excellence Jaguar Land Rover South Africa develops world-class skills Pretoria,… more
    Editor 2407
  • New MEYLE website launch to round off rebranding campaign
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New MEYLE website launch to round off rebranding…

    The MEYLE website has a new look: Improved navigation helps streamline day-to-day routine for wholesale and repair businesses Hamburg, 22 November 2016. Technical expertise, product quality and customer service are the hallmarks of the MEYLE brand… more
    Editor 298
  • Fueling Your Inner Entrepreneur: Opportunities in the fuel retail sector
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fueling Your Inner Entrepreneur: Opportunities in…

    By James Noble, Business Development Management for the Fuel Retail Industry, Absa Business Banking For some, service stations evoke fond memories of pit-stops on the way to family holidays and other special occasions, for others they are simply a… more
    Editor 324
  • Mentorship is key to driving entrepreneurship
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mentorship is key to driving entrepreneurship

    Job creation and small business opportunities become a reality by looking at waste differently. Kgosi Ntono is a young man who is passionate about recycling waste and is currently a depot manager in Bloemfontein. As the depot manager, Kgosi manages… more
    Editor 1149
  • Transport triumphs
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Transport triumphs

    Transport Month 2016 has drawn to a close and South Africans had the opportunity to benefit from a number of initiatives. Under the theme for this year, ‘Together we move South Africa forward,’ attention was paid to advancing road safety… more
    Editor 266
  • THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Results for the 2016 Tekkie Tax Campaign!!
    Nov 22, 2016 Events

    THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Results for the 2016 Tekkie…

    The cat is out of the bag . . . or rather, 2 cats out of 1 bag! Tekkie Tax is Celebrating for 2 reasons! Firstly . . . The result of the 2016 Tekkie Tax Campaign was released earlier today during the annual Tekkie Telebration function. South Africa… more
    Editor 2258
  • National Minimum Wage Recommendation
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    National Minimum Wage Recommendation

    Latest developments On Sunday, 20 November 2016, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the recommendations by an Advisory Panel on the envisaged 'national minimum wage'. Please note that these are only recommendations and that the detail has to… more
    Editor 274
  • Economic Insights: New storms (& lulls) brewing
    Nov 22, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: New storms (& lulls) brewing

    This is yet another week where you may count your blessings. With Trump heading right-of-centre with some of his senior appointments, making one wonder about what awaits in 2017. SARB likely not moving a hair this week, though reportedly still… more
    Cees Bruggemans 288
  • NAACAM SHOW - Strong Exhibiton Support
  • Pre-register now to enjoy FAST track!
    Nov 22, 2016 Events

    Pre-register now to enjoy FAST track!

    Meet 5,700 exhibitors and 120,000 visitors at the world's second largest brand trade fair for the automotive service industry More than a decade of development, Automechanika Shanghai has risen into a one-stop platform for information exchange,… more
    Editor 2610
  • Autopro Indonesia 2017
    Nov 22, 2016 Events

    Autopro Indonesia 2017

    The leading Auto Aftermarket event full of world’s largest brands, new innovative products and foreign exhibitors from the UK, Hungry, Australia, Taiwan, China and more. With over 6,000 targeted B2B buyers in attendance and some of the best live… more
    Editor 2873
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 22/11//2016
    Nov 22, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 22/11//2016

    NAACAM Show 5, 6, 7 April 2017 more
    Editor 2703
  • Bilstein's Bump 'n' Rebound newsletter is hot off the 'press'...
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Bilstein's Bump 'n' Rebound newsletter is hot off…

    Bump 'n' Rebound is proudly brought to you by Bilstein South Africa, and will keep you updated on what is going on in a world that is blue and yellow! Scroll down past the bullet points and save the PDF to your computer. In this issue: Ready,… more
    Editor 293
  • Study reveals women are the angriest drivers
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Study reveals women are the angriest drivers

    It seems appropriate that as you read this I am sitting – in a 5 mile long traffic jam – in London being a real time observer of the driving antics of the British driver. Given that most British motorists are pretty competent it came as somewhat of… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 291
  • Economic Insights: Affordable debauchery
    Nov 22, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Affordable debauchery

    Debauchery. It brings to mind Roman orgies of 2000 years ago. Or Boccaccio's Decameron 1300 years later. Narrowly interpreted as unrestrained indulgence, mainly of a sensual nature. In its broader sense it can be taken as referring to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 292
  • Is the world really ready for a smartphone on wheels?
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Is the world really ready for a smartphone on…

    Alain Visser has been selling cars for thirty years, as Senior VP at Volvo Cars, at Ford, at General Motors, and Opel. And, as he puts it, he is tired of the way it’s been done. Lynk & Co, his pet project, is pegged to become the “AirBNB of auto… more
    Jeff Osborne 307
  • Messe Frankfurt banks on Mobility 4.0 and digital transformation with the new Hypermotion trade fair
    Nov 22, 2016 Events

    Messe Frankfurt banks on Mobility 4.0 and digital…

    Study on mobility and digitalisation confirms shifting paradigm in the mobility field Following its recent announcement of a new trade fair with accompanying conferences on the subject of digital transformation, Messe Frankfurt is forging ahead with… more
    Editor 3256
  • Opinion piece: Steel industry: AMSA – yet another price increase
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Opinion piece: Steel industry: AMSA – yet another…

    AMSA has once again increased steel prices by about 10 percent, claiming to follow the so-called ‘basket’ of pricing levels, which they have agreed with Government. HISTORIC BACKGROUND Before international prices dropped below AMSA's production… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 315
  • F4SD rejects the proposed R3500 National Minimum Wage
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    F4SD rejects the proposed R3500 National Minimum…

    Forum 4 Service Delivery (F4SD) is shocked by the announcement made by NEDLAC, of a proposed national minimum wage of R3500.00. It is sad indeed that a country that is into the second decades since becoming an independent state, is still talking… more
    Editor 273
  • Red Shuttleworth, G.U.D. Holdings; Didier Marly, Atlas Copco; Patrick Modisane, Tirisano Trust; Mboneni Magada, Filpro with the KZN motor mechanics
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Durban informal mechanics receive one million…

    Fifty motor mechanics in Durban received one million Rands worth of automotive tools and equipment on 17 November 2016 towards the growth of their informal workshops. Filpro, an Enterprise Development Programme, partnered with Tirisano Trust and… more
    Editor 278
  • Cometh the late hour...
    Nov 22, 2016 On the Cees

    Cometh the late hour...

    A week before the rating agencies start their public pontifications about our net worth (investment grade or junk, it sounds so crass, nearly Trumpian), there was the first real hint of a labour market reform move (secret strike ballot, minimum… more
    Cees Bruggemans 287
  • The power of the second opinion
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The power of the second opinion

    If you’ve got a medical condition and need a diagnosis, the chances are you’ll get a second or event third opinion before making any decisions. The same should apply to our vehicles, says Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 267
  • I’m leaving, no you are fired
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    I’m leaving, no you are fired

    By Samantha Coetzer, Nicholas Preston and Reabetswe Mampane, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr In the recent unreported case of Kalipa Mtati v KPMG Services (Pty) Ltd (Case No: J2277/16), an employee submitted two resignation letters to her employer. Her first… more
    Editor 275
  • NAACAM SHOW Conference Session 4: Manufacturing Best Practise
    Nov 22, 2016 Events

    NAACAM SHOW Conference Session 4: Manufacturing…

    NAACAM Show 5, 6 & 7 April 2017 BOOK NOW more
    Editor 3272
  • Sewells MSXI Comes up with many winning strategies for 2017
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Sewells MSXI Comes up with many winning…

    Sewells MSXI, the well-known, global consulting and outsourcing company which specialises in the automotive industry, came up with a string of winning strategies for retail motor dealers when it participated in the third NADA Business of the Year… more
    Editor 270
  • Volkswagen's Communications Division recognised at Volkswagen Group Environmental Awards
    Nov 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen's Communications Division recognised…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa lauded for comprehensive Think Blue. Factory Communication Campaign Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA) Communications Division was awarded the Think Blue. Factory Environmental Engagement Award, ahead of 27 other… more
    Editor 270
  • Independent Survey Puts Tiger Wheel & Tyre at the Top in Service Excellence
    Nov 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Independent Survey Puts Tiger Wheel & Tyre at the…

    An independent, nationwide survey, of 33 000 randomly selected interviewees, has revealed that South Africans rank Tiger Wheel & Tyre number one for "Service Excellence" in the "Vehicle Consumables Industry". The annual Ask Afrika Orange Index® is… more
    Editor 347
  • In the group photograph from left to right: Alan Shannon (Nedbank), Billy Siziba (3rd place, from Port Elizabeth), Murendeni Mafumo (Winner, from Johannesburg), Shirley Moroka-Mosia (Engen), Rishav Juglall (2nd place, from Durban), Allon Raiz (Raizcorp)
    Nov 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Become a ‘Pitch Addict’

    “First I was afraid; I was petrified” … Gloria Gaynor certainly did not have entrepreneurs in mind when she sang these words, in her classic disco hit “I will survive”. But the opening words of the song could very well describe the feelings of most… more
    Editor 300
  • Volkswagen donates R2 million to local charities
    Nov 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen donates R2 million to local charities

    Eleven charities, the latest beneficiaries of the Volkswagen for Good initiative Volkswagen to invest a further R2-million in local charities On Friday 11 November 2016, The Ray Mhlaba Skills Training Centre, Oosterland Child and Youth Care Centre,… more
    Editor 335
  • Avis adds a sustainable shade of green to its point 2 point and luxury cars fleet with BMW
    Nov 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Avis adds a sustainable shade of green to its…

    Avis continues to bring renewable energy, innovation and action to South Africa’s car rental industry with the addition of the all-electric BMW i3 to its Point 2 Point fleet, and the BMW i8 to its Luxury Cars fleet. This first time offering to the… more
    Editor 335
  • Economic Insights: The economist's dilemma
    Nov 16, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: The economist's dilemma

    Here is the economist's dilemma of 1962, 1971 repeated in 2017. Does the US economy have resource slack, warranting a stimulating policy, harvesting mostly an increase in growth and jobs rather than imports and inflation? Or is it already at or near… more
    Cees Bruggemans 319
  • Ready to hit the road?
    Nov 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ready to hit the road?

    Whether you’re driving a short distance or across the country this holiday, a pre-trip car check can make all the difference to the safety of your vehicle. The rule is: take good care of your car before you leave, and it’ll take good care of you on… more
    Editor 320
  • Exciting collaboration between AUTOPRO Indonesia and the NMAA (National Modificator & Aftermarket Association)
    Nov 16, 2016 Events

    Exciting collaboration between AutoPro Indonesia…

    Not only is AutoPro showcasing the most innovative products from the automotive aftermarket, and as the only industry trade fair in Indonesia which covers the full spectrum of the aftermarket industry, AutoPro Indonesia will also bring an exciting… more
    Editor 7921
  • Andrea Bogner, owner of Bogner Motor City Truck and Car Workshop (right), with Daved Valentine, the workshop manager.
    Nov 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    A woman’s touch for the motor workshop industry

    Being a woman in a male-dominated industry can be intimidating but for Andrea Bogner, owner of Bogner Motor City Truck and Car Workshop, being different is refreshing and challenging. “I find women have a different touch and deal more emotionally… more
    Editor 931
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens Store in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe
    Nov 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens Store in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe

    Southern Africa's best-loved wheel and tyre company, Tiger Wheel & Tyre, is coming to Kwekwe. The company, which has 91 stores in South Africa, two in Harare, one in Bulawayo, as well as stores in Namibia, Botswana, and Mozambique, will open its… more
    Editor 361
  • Fuel rallies on lower oil
    Nov 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel rallies on lower oil

    Fuel price relief could be on the horizon for South Africans after international petroleum prices came off their late-October highs. This is the view of the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data… more
    Automobile Association 297
  • Mossel Bay Wheels Gathering 17 December 2016
    Nov 16, 2016 Events

    Mossel Bay Wheels Gathering 17 December 2016

    It gives me great pleasure to announce the first ever vehicle show/gathering to be hosted in Mossel Bay, in the Southern Cape. Not to be confused with car shows per se, as hosted in neighboring towns such as George & Knysna, this will be an informal… more
    Editor 2774
  • Economic Insights: Changing SA scene
    Nov 15, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Changing SA scene

    We face a policy switch in the US in 2017, meaning fiscal taking the lead through bigger deficits and monetary becoming defensive through higher rates. Higher bond yields and stronger Dollar anticipate this and otherwise will follow. Also, any trade… more
    Cees Bruggemans 356
  • One million injury-free hours for tyre giant’s Ladysmith expansion project
    Nov 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    One million injury-free hours for tyre giant’s…

    Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA) – parent company to the Dunlop brand – has recently achieved one million lost time injury-free hours on their current expansion projects underway at their production plant in the industrial hub of Danskraal,… more
    Editor 294
  • Ever lost your car keys?
    Nov 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ever lost your car keys?

    It’s an all too common scenario: you’re about to go somewhere, when you realise you don’t know where your car keys are. At home, it usually just requires some rummaging through the usual spots, but what about when you’re out? Car keys are easily put… more
    Editor 302
  •  For an unforgetable holiday adventure, experience one of Avis’ best holiday roads to drive
    Nov 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    For an unforgettable holiday adventure,…

    Following the success of SA’s Best Roads To Drive campaign, launched in May 2016, Avis Rent a Car has continued to tap into South Africa’s hidden treasures, by selecting four best holiday roads. Developed with the holiday season in mind, the best… more
    Editor 296
  • Open letter to Julius Malema
    Nov 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Open letter to Julius Malema

    Mr Julius Malema Commander in Chief Economic Freedom Fighters Dear Mr Malema SO WHO's REALLY CONFUSED? It's been some time that I have been contemplating whether to respond in this manner to your embittered remarks and reckless threats towards the… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 326
  • Economic Insights: World back on its feet?
    Nov 15, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: World back on its feet?

    I know it is ahead of its time. But with so many convinced about the slow pace of global recovery-cum-recuperation, inviting us to believe in structural stagnation forever, can't they be wrong about THAT as well? Such growth stagnation affecting in… more
    Cees Bruggemans 318
  • Continental Signs Up as Co-Sponsor of The Herald Cycle Tour from 2017
    Nov 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Signs Up as Co-Sponsor of The Herald…

    Continental Tyre SA and The Herald partner as joint title sponsors for The Herald Continental Cycle Tour for the next three years Showcases Continental's cutting-edge technologies for passenger car tyres and bicycle tyres with revolutionary Black… more
    Editor 312
  • Democracy & the economy
    Nov 14, 2016 On the Cees

    Democracy & the economy

    Our political management, from which the economy takes its guidance, has been well summarized by President Zuma, in what he had to say the other day, and in how at times he tends to act. According to Zuma, the political opposition and civil… more
    Cees Bruggemans 319
  • Volkswagen and office of the Premier of Eastern Cape join hands to train unemployed people
    Nov 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen and office of the Premier of Eastern…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) and Office of the Premier of the Eastern Cape jointly implement training initiatives for 100 unemployed people in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Volkswagen Group South Africa and the Office of the Premier of the… more
    Editor 300
  • Public Protector
    Nov 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Public Protector

    The intrigue with ‘State Capture” – while a welcome diversion – seems to have diverted the attention of many from some of the fundamental challenges we face daily on our roads. While we would probably welcome the attention of the erstwhile public… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 282
  • Standard Insurance Limited increases efforts to process storm damage claims
    Nov 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Standard Insurance Limited increases efforts to…

    The storm, hail and resultant flash floods that have swept across Gauteng last week, leaving a swathe of destruction in their wake, has seen Standard Insurance Limited registering nearly 600 claims for damage to cars, buildings and homes in 24… more
    Editor 318
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 14/11/2016
    Nov 14, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 14/11/2016

    NAACAM Show 5,6,7 April 2017 more
    Editor 2678
  • What to do in a flash flood
    Nov 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    What to do in a flash flood

    Parts of South Africa saw one of its worst flash floods in history yesterday. Weather services have warned to expect more flash floods this afternoon. Following the devastating and tragic consequences of yesterday’s floods read on to learn what to… more
    Editor 294
  • What Next?
    Nov 11, 2016 On the Cees

    What Next?

    Things happened in SA yesterday, all ANC focused, but that somehow got drowned out by the surprise unfolding during the night. Trump won through, enough to win decisively. And take the House & Senate with him. That clean sweep is the real message.… more
    Cees Bruggemans 349
  • Dealing with flash floods
    Nov 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Dealing with flash floods

    Avoidance is better than trying to get through flooded areas Although flash floods are rare, when they occur, they can wreak havoc. The Automobile Association (AA) said yesterday’s floods again show how quickly a torrent can occur, and the extreme… more
    Automobile Association 301
  • A new world opening up
    Nov 11, 2016 On the Cees

    A new world opening up

    Forget Candidate Trump. Anything goes to capture the minds and souls of a decisive majority of the American electorate, especially when apparently in its such a foul mood as the present. As you will know by now, having mostly come to dislike the man… more
    Cees Bruggemans 314
  • Opel on Course for Growth - One Million Sales Already Reached
    Nov 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Opel on Course for Growth - One Million Sales…

    Sales for the first ten months of the year up by 45,500 vehicles One million milestone reached earlier than last year Rüsselsheim, GERMANY. Opel is continuing to grow across Europe and has already reached the milestone of one million vehicles sold.… more
    Editor 329
  • Groupe Renault announces strategic partnership with computer vision innovator Chronocam
    Nov 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Groupe Renault announces strategic partnership…

    Automotive leader to leverage unique bio-inspired vision technology to extend capabilities of ADAS and autonomous driving. Groupe Renault CEO and Chairman Carlos Ghosn today during a speech at Web Summit announced it has entered into a strategic… more
    Editor 316
  • Nissan Taps into Social Networking to Pioneer World’s First Digitally Powered Shared Car Ownership Scheme
    Nov 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan Taps into Social Networking to Pioneer…

    CEO Carlos Ghosn announces new Nissan Intelligent Get & Go Micra service at Web Summit in Lisbon Consumers share ownership with a financial stake in a new car Profile matching will create tailored groups Transforms car-sharing model with 100%… more
    Editor 315
  • Economic Insights: Titanic anger meets order
    Nov 09, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Titanic anger meets order

    From this afternoon SA time, American voting booths will be opening on the east coast, and by early tomorrow morning America will probably have chosen a new president after a titanic struggle between apparently mostly hated candidates. The choice… more
    Cees Bruggemans 353
  • Defeating distracted driving offers parents and new driver’s greater peace of mind
    Nov 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Defeating distracted driving offers parents and…

    There can be no doubt that avoidable car accidents have become a considerable problem on our roads, with efforts being made every year to reduce fatalities. However, driving under the influence, speeding and un-roadworthy vehicles aren’t the only… more
    Jonathan Lewarne, Senior Director, TransUnion 455
  • Prepare your car – and yourself – for the upcoming holidays
    Nov 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Prepare your car – and yourself – for the…

    It’s that time of the year again when South Africans across the country are putting the final touches on their annual vacation plans. Holidays in South Africa mean hundreds of thousands of people will be on the country’s roads, and the Automobile… more
    Automobile Association 310
  • Best Practice Tour to India 2016
    Nov 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Best Practice Tour to India 2016

    This year’s Best Practice Tour to India was a roaring success, giving fourteen individuals from a diverse range of industries new insights into optimising business and manufacturing methods. From 23 September to 2 October, the group engaged with… more
    Editor 343
  • Prioritising trailer safety
    Nov 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Prioritising trailer safety

    An important part of encouraging safety of truck trailers is by encouraging regular and proper maintenance. It is for this reason that this topic is the theme for this year’s Safety and Trailer Wellness Indaba promoted by TSE Big Max. Various topics… more
    Editor 315
  • Growing Demand for Skilled Technicians in the Vehicle Manufacturing Sector Sees Ford Lifting the Bar for New Starts
    Nov 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Growing Demand for Skilled Technicians in the…

    The projected increase in vehicle production in South Africa of possibly as much as 50% between 2013 and 2020 is putting pressure on the supply of suitable employees to the local vehicle and component manufacturing sectors. This is according to… more
    Editor 358
  • Economic Insights: Confidence still key
    Nov 08, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Confidence still key

    Last week provided strong proof of the strength of our institutions. The fraud case against the finance minister was withdrawn, and the court gave the green light for the State Capture report of the public protector to be released. It was a week in… more
    Cees Bruggemans 383
  • Economic Insights: Unusual events discounted
    Nov 07, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Unusual events discounted

    The usual run of the mill are things we know and how to reckon with. It is the unusual crossing our path that instills fear, not knowing how to assess these. Three major unusuals are currently in focus for us: whether Clinton or Trump wins through… more
    Cees Bruggemans 332
  • Responding to the TPMS Light
    Nov 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Responding to the TPMS Light

    While testing the latest Peugeot 308 the other day (great car by the way) the dash display showed an under inflated tyre. Having taken the warning seriously and corrected the inflation at the nearest garage I found it most frustrating that the… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 332
  • Empowered through recycling
    Nov 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Empowered through recycling

    By resolving the waste tyre problem through a circular economy approach, The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA) is developing jobs and small business opportunities. Leonard Mashinini, a transporter from Pimville… more
    Editor 522
  • Tyre finance now available @ IWantTyres!
    Nov 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tyre finance now available @ IWantTyres!

    On September 1 the revolutionary online tyre quote and purchasing platform – iWantTyres – was launched into the market offering the consumer a quick, easy and convenient way to compare quotes online, select the store of their choice and make a… more
    Editor 334
  • The importance of regular vehicle servicing and preventative maintenance
    Nov 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The importance of regular vehicle servicing and…

    Vehicle owners in South Africa can fulfil all of their service and maintenance needs using a comprehensive range of Champion aftermarket products that are backed-up by regular training and after-sales care and support. 4 November 2016: Federal-Mogul… more
    Editor 321
  • Going to be towing this festive season? Make sure you’re doing it right
    Nov 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Going to be towing this festive season? Make sure…

    Whether it’s a trailer, boat, caravan or a broken-down car, towing should be done right to avoid damage to your vehicle and accidents on our roads. Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), says the first thing to… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 301
  • Automechanika Johannesburg announces vastly expanded value chain
    Nov 07, 2016 Events

    Automechanika Johannesburg announces vastly…

    4 Brands, co-located , under one roof Next year’s Automechanika trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, which takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from September 27-30, will be co-located with three new, related shows. The new shows are… more
    Editor 3143
  • Hippo.co.za new car listings comparison platform
    Nov 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hippo.co.za new car listings comparison platform

    The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) recorded a 14.3% decrease in new vehicle sales in September 2016, compared to the same period last year. New car sales figures have been in decline since the beginning of… more
    Editor 372
  • NAACAM Show to drive localisation agenda
    Nov 07, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show to drive localisation agenda

    The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa says high levels of industry participation in the NAACAM Show, will ensure that it makes a significant contribution to increasing levels of localisation in the… more
    Editor 3510
  • Walking tall again
    Nov 04, 2016 On the Cees

    Walking tall again

    Growth prospects remain our Achilles Heel, far from resolved. The sitting president still has all his executive powers, all his minions serving at his pleasure, and removable at a wink. Our political risk as such is therefore not minor, given the… more
    Cees Bruggemans 351
  • Forum 4 Service Delivery Media Statement on #StateCaptureReport
    Nov 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Forum 4 Service Delivery Media Statement on…

    Dear Members of the Media Forum 4 Service Delivery (F4SD), after carefully studying content of the #StateCaptureReport, calls for all those who are implicated in that report, to resign with immediate effect. F4SD is flabbergasted by… more
    Editor 334
  • Customer care champions are honoured at Imperial’s ILC3 Awards
    Nov 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Customer care champions are honoured at…

    At Imperial Logistics’ annual customer care awards, Sarah Krüger of Imperial Health Sciences was named the group’s 2016 “Customer Care Champion”, in recognition of her outstanding work with client AstraZeneca. Business Innovation Executive… more
    Editor 341
  • Key labour themes for 2017
    Nov 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Key labour themes for 2017

    With South Africa’s economy under significant pressure as it battles to eke out a mere 1% growth, labour disputes and retrenchments are on the rise. Head of Employment at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Aadil Patel, cautioned during the practice’s 2017… more
    Editor 373
  • MiX Telematics announces financial results for second quarter and first half of fiscal 2017
    Nov 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MiX Telematics announces financial results for…

    References in this announcement to “R” are to South African Rand and references to “U.S. Dollars” and “$” are to United States Dollars. Unless otherwise stated MiX Telematics has translated U.S. Dollar amounts from South African Rand at the exchange… more
    Editor 336
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 04/04/2016
    Nov 04, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 04/04/2016

    NAACAM Show welcomes... more
    Editor 2338
  • Top Motoring Journalists crowned
    Nov 03, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Top Motoring Journalists crowned

    Ferdi de Vos, Seagram Pearce and Gavin Foster crowned at the 2016 Toyota Financial Services SAGMJ Motoring Journalist of the Year Awards Johannesburg - It took 17 judges across 24 categories several weeks of marking to decide that the coveted title… more
    Editor 380
  • How to drive through a veld fire
    Nov 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    How to drive through a veld fire

    As dry conditions prevail in parts of South Africa, water restrictions are enforced and temperatures rise so does the risk of veld fires. Drivers who are caught in the smoke of a veld fire are at risk of a crash due to limited visibility. The best… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 365
  • Economic Insights: Addressing confidence shortfalls
    Nov 02, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Addressing confidence…

    For many years, various time series and events have moved in lockstep. The SARB leading indicator topped out in 2011 after its revival from the 2009 recession plunge, thereafter hesitantly drifting, but with an accelerating slide. The RMB/BER… more
    Cees Bruggemans 400
  • New vehicle sales and exports for October 2016
    Nov 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New vehicle sales and exports for October 2016

    In summary 459, 486 vehicles were sold in the first 10 months of the year. That is 10.1% less than the first 10 months of 2015. See the full report here more
    Editor 641
  • New car sales decline continues
    Nov 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New car sales decline continues

    South Africa’s new vehicle sales market continued deteriorating in October 2016. The latest aggregated sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) show total industry sales of 48 745 new vehicles – a… more
    Editor 378
  • Win a Harley Davidson XL883 valued at R60 000 in the FIRE IT UP’s November superbike giveaway.
    Nov 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Win a Harley Davidson XL883 valued at R60 000 in…

    Get ready for your chance to win a Harley Davidson Sportster XL883 valued at a cool R 60 000 in the 6th FIRE IT UP monthly motorcycle giveaway, the winner of this magnificent Harley will be announced on Saturday the 26th on November at 13H00 as not… more
    Editor 326
  • My Xmas Wish List
    Nov 02, 2016 The Phoenix

    My Xmas Wish List

    Since this is our last issue for this year, I thought I would compile a Xmas wish list. So here it is: Dear Santa I have a Xmas list that is quite unselfish, as what I want is for the country, and not for me personally, except for wish number 15. A… more
    The Phoenix 354
  • Standard Bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - October 2016
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Standard Bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle…

    Nicholas Nkosi – Head of Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance, Retail Banking “Whilst the 9.5% year on year decline in new vehicle sales is relatively better compared to the double digit declines of recent months, this is masked by the… more
    Editor 335
  • Naamsa comment on the October, 2016 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa comment on the October, 2016 South African…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of October, 2016 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association commented that conditions in the new vehicle market had… more
    Editor 345
  • Forum 4 Service Delivery Media Statement
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Forum 4 Service Delivery Media Statement

    Forum 4 Service Delivery welcomes the NPA'S decision to withdraw charges against minister Gordhan. Read the statement here more
    Editor 643
  • Are you sure it is genuine? Introducing the SKF Authenticate app
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Are you sure it is genuine? Introducing the SKF…

    Do you think that you may have accidentally bought a counterfeit SKF product? Well then the new SKF Authenticate App is just for you! As per the attached, we would like to encourage all our Authorised Distributors to make use of this great new SKF… more
    Editor 362
  • Charting Society’s Changes through Consumer Attitudes
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Charting Society’s Changes through Consumer…

    “Any customer can have a car painted any colour that they want so long as it is black.” Much has changed since those words were uttered. Attributed to Henry Ford, they were actually made in jest, but have since become an illustration of the more… more
    Editor 452
  • South Africa ranks as most corrupt country in the world
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Background screening essential as South Africa…

    With widespread reports of South Africa coming out top of the list on The United Nations and Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perception Index, Ina van der Merwe, Director and CEO of Managed Integrity Evaluation (MIE), believes while… more
    Editor 401
  • Economic Insights: Dollar groundswell
    Nov 01, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Dollar groundswell

    It wasn't intended this way. After two years of rebalancing (faster growth, lower current account deficits, higher interest rates), non-US economies were expected to show greater resilience in the face of Dollar strength. In other words, US and… more
    Cees Bruggemans 338
  • Getting the informational edge with the MEYLE newsletter
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Getting the informational edge with the MEYLE…

    Be the first to know about new products and get behind-the-scenes MEYLE insights Hamburg, 01 November 2016. As of now, the new MEYLE email newsletter offers customers and brand enthusiasts exclusive content including product news and… more
    Editor 348
  • Beautiful News powered by Mercedes-Benz
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Beautiful News powered by Mercedes-Benz

    At Mercedes-Benz South Africa, we believe in being the best or nothing. Moreover, we know that the best starts from within us all, through the force of the indomitable human spirit. We look back in history and reflect on the incredible moment of… more
    Editor 1176
  • Mutual & Federal scoops ‘Best Insurer” of 2016
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mutual & Federal scoops ‘Best Insurer” of 2016

    Leading short-term insurance company, Mutual & Federal was awarded not one, but two wins at the SA Motor Body Repair Association (SAMBRA) Annual Awards Breakfast. This prestigious industry event, held on 28 October 2016, honoured Mutual & Federal… more
    Editor 337
  • Thank you South Africa for expressing your support for Mr Pravin Gordhan!
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Thank you South Africa for expressing your…

    FOR YOUR SUPPORT FOR MR PRAVIN GORDHAN! We value your input and comments. To comment on Facebook click here, or on email, click here. Dear concerned South African The NPA has just announced the withdrawal of all charges against Minister Pravin… more
    Editor 392
  • The new Castrol Valvemaster lead replacement additive and Valvemaster Plus Octane Boost.
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Castrol Classic saves the day for older car…

    Now available to protect older engines is their Castrol Valvemaster Lead Replacement Petrol Additive and Valvemaster Plus Octane Boost Perfect for all cars, motorcycles, lawn mowers and all petrol-powered engines that use LRP fuel. The recently… more
    Editor 382
  • Hippo.co.za launches car-selling comparison platform
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hippo.co.za launches car-selling comparison…

    The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) recorded a 14.3% decrease in new vehicle sales in September 2016, compared to the same period last year. New car sales figures have been in decline since the beginning of… more
    Editor 633
  • Navigating the new world of work
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Navigating the new world of work

    The days of sticking with a single employer for 40 years are long gone and the idea of working from a coffee shop at 10am rather than being in the office for a full eight hour day is becoming ever more common. With changes in the way we work and the… more
    Editor 327
  • Economic Insights: Times aren't stagnant
    Oct 31, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Times aren't stagnant

    Aside of collapsing car sales (AM amazed at levels of new car prices, but level of household uncertainty perhaps even more crucial in new purchase decision), start of rainy season in summer rainfall region (ending the drought, doubling the maize… more
    Cees Bruggemans 361
  • NSBC announces the finalists of the South African Small Business Awards
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    NSBC announces the finalists of the South African…

    The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) today announced South Africa’s Top 20 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Award winners and the finalists of the 2016 South African Small Business Awards. In its eighth year, the South African Small Business… more
    Editor 342
  • Savings and investment basics
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Savings and investment basics

    It’s never too late to start taking steps to secure your financial future. And while everyone is different, and our saving and investment behaviours are likely to depict this, Floris Slabbert, National Operations Executive at Ecsponent Financial… more
    Editor 355
  • Rand firms, oil steady, but fuel still up
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Rand firms, oil steady, but fuel still up

    The recent strengthening of the Rand against the US dollar has not been enough to prevent a hefty fuel price hike for November. This is the news from the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data… more
    Automobile Association 372
  • The banana rating agency
    Oct 31, 2016 On the Cees

    The banana rating agency

    The nuclear power deal looked suspect for a long time, stonewalled supposedly by Treasury as unaffordable, with suggestions by some of full vendor (Russian) funding taking care of everything, including comfortable handshakes between friends. But… more
    Cees Bruggemans 338
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 31/10/2016
    Oct 31, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 31/10/2016

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update more
    Editor 2134
  • Economic Insights: Windows opening/closing
    Oct 31, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Windows opening/closing

    Windows are closing on bumping Gordhan, as presumably Shaun will discover this week. But then there is still most of the dead driftwood cabinet to be rid off, which would still leave a window opening also on Gordhan, if utilized. He sounds fairly… more
    Cees Bruggemans 353
  • PSA Group recognised as world leader for corporate action on climate change
    Oct 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    PSA Group recognised as world leader for…

    PSA Group has been identified as a global leader for its actions and strategies in response to climate change and has been awarded a position on the Climate A List by CDP, the international not-for-profit that drives sustainable economies. 193 “A… more
    Editor 352
  • Gordhan’s steel cable
    Oct 27, 2016 On the Cees

    Gordhan’s steel cable

    For months we have been entertained with poor economic data undermining fiscal prospects. For weeks we have been threatened with a sudden Gordhan dismissal undermining the national interest. In the end, no doubt, we were hanging by a rapidly… more
    Cees Bruggemans 350
  • SKF Product Information - VKDA 35338 T – SKF Exclusive supplier for popular PSA cars!
    Oct 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Product Information - VKDA 35338 T – SKF…

    PSA Group launched a new modular platform called EMP2 with less weight and less CO2 emissions, which will cover 50% of their total production. First applications to use this platform are the new Citroen C4 Picasso II and the Peugeot 308 II. Some… more
    Editor 356
  • Mitsubishi Motors South Africa secures future
    Oct 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa secures future

    Mitsubishi connection puts new world-wide alliance in world's top three Business as usual at Mitsubishi Motors South Africa MMC secures Mitsubishi's local future with Imperial Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) welcomes the recent international… more
    Editor 346
  • Car rental companies announce Volkswagen as the 2016 manufacturer of the year
    Oct 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Car rental companies announce Volkswagen as the…

    Volkswagen recognised for the seventh consecutive year as the best manufacturer Audi honoured with Tutuka award for the second year in a row The South African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (SAVRALA) has announced Volkswagen as the… more
    Editor 367
  • Top EC Caltex dealers’ customer care reflects the “human face of fuel”
    Oct 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Top EC Caltex dealers’ customer care reflects the…

    BUILDING bridges and connecting with people were the driving force of business performance for almost 40% over target that propelled a Port Elizabeth Caltex service station to being crowned Caltex Eastern Cape Marketer’s Dealer of the Year. The… more
    Editor 374
  • Reinforced MEYLE-HD control arms for Fiat models
    Oct 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Reinforced MEYLE-HD control arms for Fiat models

    Larger ball pin of the ball joint delivers longer service life Hamburg, October 2016. MEYLE is expanding its range of MEYLE-HD control arms – available now: a new reinforced MEYLE-HD control arm to fit the Fiat 500 and Fiat 500C as well as the Ford… more
    Editor 364
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre is
    Oct 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre is "The Best Place to Buy…

    The results of Caxton Newspapers' annual "Best Of. Competition" are in and the 2016 Readers' Choice Award for Pretoria, in the "The Best Place to Buy Tyres" category, has been awarded to Tiger Wheel & Tyre for the fourth consecutive year. "The… more
    Editor 353
  • Are we reading this right?
    Oct 27, 2016 On the Cees

    Are we reading this right?

    Going by news flow and widely expressed sentiment these past few months, at least in some privileged corners, SA should have been junked a long time ago, growth should be recessionary negative, interest rates higher, the Rand a lot weaker, and many… more
    Cees Bruggemans 345
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Among Global Leaders In Addressing Climate Change
    Oct 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Among Global Leaders In…

    FCA named to the CDP's Climate "A" List for companies that are leaders in the fight against climate change. With its inclusion in CDP's 2016 Climate "A" List, FCA has been recognized once again as a global leader for its commitment and performance… more
    Editor 345
  • Open letter of support to Mr Pravin Gordhan
    Oct 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Open letter of support to Mr Pravin Gordhan

    Mr Pravin Gordhan Minister of Finance Dear Minister Gordhan WE SUPPORT YOU, MINISTER! It is seldom happening that, within the context of a country, so much depends on one man. South Africa finds itself at such a point in its history and you,… more
    Editor 541
  • Safety first – have you checked your car is safety compliant?
    Oct 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Safety first – have you checked your car is…

    With accidents happening every day on our roads, ensuring your vehicle’s safety components are up to scratch is a no brainer. Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), highlights what he considers to be some of the… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 359
  • SKF Technical Bulletin - VKBD 1013: Fitting Instructions / Mandatory replacement of the nut
    Oct 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Technical Bulletin - VKBD 1013: Fitting…

    Please find the link below to a SKF Technical Bulletin about VKBD 1013 Fitting Instructions including the mandatory replacement of the nut included in the kit. SKF Technical Bulletin more
    Editor 690
  • CharityStars.com auctioning signed Valentino Rossi replica MotoGP Yamaha YZF-R1
    Oct 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    CharityStars.com auctioning signed Valentino…

    YAMAHA AND VALENTINO ROSSI JOIN FORCES TO BENEFIT THE LA GOTITA CHARITY IN BOLIVIA: CHARITYSTARS WILL AUCTION A REPLICA MOTOGP YAMAHA YZF-R1, SIGNED BY THE MULTIPLE CHAMPION There’s been an important online auction at CharityStars.com since 10… more
    Editor 370
  • Why organisations can no longer ignore the merits of psychometrics
    Oct 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Why organisations can no longer ignore the merits…

    More and more South African businesses and government institutions are reaping the longstanding financial, procurement and other benefits associated with conducting background screening checks to prevent employing candidates with false credentials.… more
    Editor 356
  • Economically strained South Africans hold on to their cars longer, but are they safe?
    Oct 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Economically strained South Africans hold on to…

    When times are tough financially, luxuries tend to be the first thing to drop off the budget. However, in the context of a country like SA - where public transport options are limited and many rely on their cars daily - having a safe and affordable… more
    Editor 386
  • SA growth & inflation
    Oct 25, 2016 On the Cees

    SA growth & inflation

    It is an odd couple, SA growth & inflation. The one distinctly down next year, the other really not going anywhere except at the decimal-point level, provided we stay lucky (never a given). And SARB in the role of the unwilling bride... The 3Q16 is… more
    Cees Bruggemans 351
  • Biggest threat to road safety: Second-hand tyres
    Oct 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Biggest threat to road safety: Second-hand tyres

    Second-hand tyres and re-grooved tyres are one of the biggest dangers to safety on the road. This is according to Riaz Haffejee, CEO of Sumitomo Rubber South Africa - one of the leading tyre manufacturers and parent company of Dunlop tyres in South… more
    Editor 385
  • Three SA Themes
    Oct 25, 2016 On the Cees

    Three SA Themes

    SA politics and her economy face three major options in the weeks, months (years?) ahead. None of them palatable but presumably realistic, but varying in intensity from the mild to the extreme. Which of these futures await us? There is the option of… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 386
  • The Risks of Eating and Driving
    Oct 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The Risks of Eating and Driving

    Distracted driving covers a broad range of risky behaviours that ultimately diverts a driver’s attention from what he or she should be focusing on - driving. One under-identified distraction is eating or drinking while driving. While seemingly… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 338
  • Autopromotec: increasingly strategic international promotion
    Oct 24, 2016 Events

    Autopromotec: increasingly strategic…

    For the 2017 edition, an expected increase of buyers from all over the world • International promotion at the centre of Autopromotec's objectives• Results and forecasts of the missions in Turkey, South America and South-east Asia• Agreement with… more
    Editor 3140
  • Maserati Raceweek Launch
    Oct 24, 2016 Events

    Maserati Raceweek Launch

    Maserati South Africa staff smile at the camera whilst on a luxury catamaran at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town yesterday for the media launch of Maserati Cape Town Race Week and Cape2Rio. In the background is the right-hand drive Maserati Levante-… more
    Editor 3188
  • Jaguar Land Rover drives forward connected and autonomous vehicle technologies
    Oct 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jaguar Land Rover drives forward connected and…

    In a UK first, Jaguar Land Rover collaborates with other manufacturers to trial new connected technologies that allow cars to talk to each other Connected and Autonomous Vehicle technologies will help make driving safer and cleaner in the future… more
    Editor 470
  • Nissan strengthens alliance with acquisition of 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors
    Oct 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan strengthens alliance with acquisition of…

    Enlarged Alliance Ranks Among Top Three Global Automotive Groups YOKOHAMA, Japan (October 2016) - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., (“Nissan”) today completed its acquisition of a 34% equity stake in Mitsubishi Motors (“MMC”) and became its largest… more
    Editor 385
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 21/10/2016
  • Less than 7% of SA drivers put children in car seats
    Oct 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Less than 7% of SA drivers put children in car…

    Observance of child car seat laws worryingly low Since the introduction of legislation that requires passengers under three years of age to be in a child seat, little has changed in the way many people transport children. According to the Automobile… more
    Automobile Association 392
  • Continental Puts First 48-Volt Hybrid Drive into Production
    Oct 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Puts First 48-Volt Hybrid Drive into…

    From the end of 2016, diesel variants of the Renault Scénic and Grand Scénic models will be equipped with Continental's 48-volt hybrid drive 48-volt technology contributes to significant fuel consumption savings and reduced nitrogen oxide emissions… more
    Editor 506
  • Simply the best aftermarket shock absorber ever produced
    Oct 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Simply the best aftermarket shock absorber ever…

    Company so confident it offers OESpectrum® with the Monroe brand’s first five-year product quality and performance limited warranty* During last month’s Automechanika show in Frankfurt, Tenneco hosted more than 2,700 customers on its stand on the… more
    Editor 389
  • Don’t wait until it’s too late
    Oct 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Don’t wait until it’s too late

    Get your car checked now before the end-of-year rush With the end of the year nearing, the Automobile Association (AA) has urged motorists to make provision now to get their vehicles serviced, checked, and roadworthy, to ensure they do not run out… more
    Automobile Association 397
  • Maserati sponsors Cape Town race week
    Oct 20, 2016 Events

    Maserati sponsors Cape Town race week

    Highly anticipated Levante to make South African debut at Maserati Cape Town Race Week South Africa, 19 October 2016 – Maserati South Africa today announced that it will be the title sponsor of Cape Town Race Week (CTRW), South Africa’s most… more
    Editor 3885
  • Economic Insights: What was, is & might be
    Oct 20, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: What was, is & might be

    Speaking to young economics students the other day, it struck me how limited knowledge is of our modern origins, but just as dim the outline of our immediate future. As to the present, one tends to take it as it comes, apparently, but do wonder… more
    Cees Bruggemans 421
  • Get your admission badge before the show!
    Oct 19, 2016 Events

    Get your admission badge before the show!

    Are you frustrated because you have missed the deadline to pre-register to receive the admission badge by post? Now we are offering a second chance! Step 1 LIKE “Automechanika Shanghai” Facebook page Step 2 LIKE and SHARE the facebook post named… more
    Editor 3221
  • Nissan empowering blind South Africans at Are Itireleng
    Oct 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan empowering blind South Africans at Are…

    GA-RANKUWA, South Africa – Nissan is strengthening its relationship with Are Itireleng centre for the blind by helping to transform the facility into sustainable business entity and providing housing as part of its Habitat for Humanity programme.… more
    Editor 384
  • Powerful activities to try this summer
    Oct 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Powerful activities to try this summer

    It’s official: spring is here. And summer is around the corner. South Africa’s battery specialists – Battery Centre – offer a range of leisure batteries to power up any equipment you need to get outdoors and have fun this summer. If you own or are… more
    Editor 381
  • Strong Demand for Ford Performance Kits and Parts
    Oct 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Strong Demand for Ford Performance Kits and Parts

    Demand outstripping supply of parts. Final approval of engine kits for Ranger and Everest expected soon. Wide range of merchandise appeals to enthusiasts. PRETORIA, South Africa, October, 2016 The demand for Ford Performance and Roush Performance… more
    Editor 443
  • Risk keeps receding
    Oct 19, 2016 On the Cees

    Risk keeps receding

    However unlikely, perhaps, but risk keeps receding. Trump shortly, Brexit is a British problem. The Fed remains very conservative, slow moving. And our local scenery is tackled one step at a time. Trump parted ways with Clinton as long ago as late… more
    Cees Bruggemans 335
  • NAACAM SHOW - Conference session: african automotive trade
    Oct 19, 2016 Events

    NAACAM SHOW - Conference session: African…

    Naacam Show 2017 - Conference session: African automotive trade more
    Editor 3374
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa announced as Top Employer in the automotive industry
    Oct 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen Group South Africa announced as Top…

    VWSA announced as the 2017 Top Employer in the Automotive Industry for its employee offerings and initiatives by the Top Employer Institute Volkswagen Group South Africa has again qualified as one of the Top Employers in South Africa. This accolade… more
    Editor 399
  • Datsun GO named as South Africa’s most affordable car for second year in a row
    Oct 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Datsun GO named as South Africa’s most affordable…

    Results of independent 2016 Kinsey Report revealed The Datsun GO has taken the 2016 Kinsey Report accolade as the country’s most affordable car - making it the second time in a row that Datsun has led the rankings as the car that is the most… more
    Editor 439
  • Toyota reigns supreme again in the Kinsey Report
    Oct 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota reigns supreme again in the Kinsey Report

    The 2016 Kinsey Report is out, and once again Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) finished on top of the leader board with three gold and three silver medals. Toyota's locally-manufactured Corolla Quest and new Fortuner both crossed the line first, in… more
    Editor 373
  • Things coming to a head?
    Oct 18, 2016 On the Cees

    Things coming to a head?

    It looks like a very busy legal fortnight ahead, with frankly momentous implications for SA society and her economy if we understand the situation. Of course, not fully understanding the situation has happened before, and why would now be different?… more
    Cees Bruggemans 392
  • Fuel trends higher on stronger oil
    Oct 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel trends higher on stronger oil

    Further fuel price hikes are likely at the end of October. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). "There has been a definite… more
    Editor 359
  • Economic Insights: Our radicalising prospect
    Oct 17, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Our radicalising prospect

    The world will probably be saved from a Trump presidency, though Britain won't be from a hard Brexit. As to SA, we have a whole gauntlet steadily shaping that promises more rather than less radicalisation, unless miracles intervene. There is a… more
    Cees Bruggemans 429
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 17/10/2016
    Oct 17, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 17/10/2016

    We welcome our latest exhibitors more
    Editor 3608
  • Goodyear South Africa (Pty) Ltd certified as one of the Top Employers South Africa 2017
    Oct 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear South Africa (Pty) Ltd certified as one…

    Goodyear South Africa is proud to announce that on October 13, it was awarded the Top Employers South Africa 2017 certification. The Top Employers Institute officially certified Goodyear for its exceptional employee offerings for three consecutive… more
    Editor 421
  • TransUnion 1Check wins in the ‘Best App Developed by an Agency’ category at the New Generation Awards 2016
    Oct 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    TransUnion 1Check wins in the ‘Best App Developed…

    TransUnion’s multi-award winning 1Check app wins in the ‘Best App Developed by an Agency’ category at the 2016 New Generation Awards in Johannesburg on 13 October. The app has previously been named as the 2012 MTN Android App of the Year and won in… more
    Editor 367
  • Cognitive Psychology and Vehicle Speed
    Oct 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Cognitive Psychology and Vehicle Speed

    A seemingly small difference in vehicle speed can mean life or death for a pedestrian or cyclist, and not just because it heightens the force of impact in a collision. It's not just because of physics, It's also because psychology. This is part one… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 359
  • Mercedes-Benz South Africa certified as one of the Top Employers in South Africa 2017
    Oct 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa certified as one of…

    Pretoria - Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) is proud to announce that it has been certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute globally certifies excellence in the conditions that… more
    Editor 372
  • Ms Grathel Motau has been appointed as an independent non-executive director
    Oct 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    METAIR INVESTMENTS LIMITED - Changes to the board…

    CHANGES TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND BOARD COMMITTEE In accordance with paragraph 3.59 of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, Metair shareholders are hereby advised of the following changes to the directors of the Metair board (the… more
    Editor 518
  • Economic Insights: Deepening SA contrasts
    Oct 14, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Deepening SA contrasts

    Our politics 2016 is so outlandish that one senses to be visiting another planet. Still, it is for real. But in the process, two contrasts seem to be deepening. The one is the apparent belief (conviction?) that Zuma will ultimately fail, that he… more
    Cees Bruggemans 425
  • Index shows further increase in South African car prices
    Oct 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Index shows further increase in South African car…

    The South African motoring industry faced yet another challenging quarter, according to the latest TransUnion SA Vehicle Pricing Index (VPI) for new and used vehicle sales. The Q3 2016 VPI found that the rate of new and used vehicle pricing… more
    Editor 388
  • Fears overdone & underplayed
    Oct 14, 2016 On the Cees

    Fears overdone & underplayed

    There is evidence of fears over- and undershooting in the world. Some anxieties more than warranted, others perhaps overhyped. This will of course differ in the eye of every beholder. But in large global masses of people it adds up, with the balance… more
    Cees Bruggemans 380
  • Nissan group amongst best for parts affordability in 2016 Kinsey Report
    Oct 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan group amongst best for parts affordability…

    Datsun GO and Nissan Micra offer best value-for-money for overall parts in the city / entry level car category NP200 and NP300 costs are lowest for single cab service parts Nissan X-Trail is second-most affordable for crossover service parts… more
    Editor 386
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre is The Times and Sowetan's 'Top Tyre and Auto Fitment Centre'
    Oct 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre is The Times and Sowetan's…

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre has done it again. For the eighth time in the history of The Times and Sowetan Shopper Survey, the company has clinched the title of "Top Tyre and Auto Fitment Centre." The annual survey which determines the winners of these… more
    Editor 352
  • Join forces to protect the Steel Downstream
    Oct 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Join forces to protect the Steel Downstream

    Support the PETITIONto Minister Rob Davies To read the initial newsletter regarding this petition, click here Complete the petition today - click here This is your opportunity to make a difference! How to support this drive TO PROTECT THE STEEL… more
    Editor 379
  • Rising hijacking stats
    Oct 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Rising hijacking stats

    A hijacking recap When the latest crime stats were released in September 2016, the news was not encouraging. Most crime categories saw increases yet the hijacking of cars saw the greatest increase. Hijackings increased by 14.3%, an almost seven… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 367
  • The Rand Surprise
    Oct 14, 2016 On the Cees

    The Rand Surprise

    It could be that markets only go one step at a time, cautiously summing up what is confronting them, without immediately wanting to discount what may, or may not, await them in time. But we do know that markets can panic, depending on new… more
    Cees Bruggemans 384
  • Goodyear's Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 chosen as Spain's
    Oct 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear's Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 chosen as…

    A panel of judges, assembled by Spanish magazine Neumáticos y Mecánica Rápida, named the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 "Tyre of the Year" The 17th annual Tyre of the Year Awards, organized by Neumáticos y Mecánica Rápida, crowned Goodyear's Eagle… more
    Editor 426
  • Ford wraps future cars in 3D “Brick” camouflage to create an optical illusion
    Oct 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford wraps future cars in 3D “Brick” camouflage…

    Honey, Where’d You Park The Car? How an Optical Illusion Helps Stop ‘Selfie Spies’ Stealing Ford’s Secret Car Designs Ford wraps future cars in mind-bending 3D “Brick” camouflage to create an optical illusion that makes it difficult to focus on the… more
    Editor 426
  • Economic Insights: SA reform talk & commitment
    Oct 12, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: SA reform talk & commitment

    Talk is cheap. It is believable action by credible role players that are real game changers. What's the state of play? All talk or is there the outline of imminent doable stuff? There are three main key sources of promising talk and required action.… more
    Cees Bruggemans 436
  • MEYLE-PD brake disc with high-tech finish
    Oct 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE-PD brake disc with high-tech finish

    State-of-the-art coating applied by MEYLE provides durable protection against undesired brake disc discolouration due to heat Swift installation thanks to a ready-to-fit design requiring no degreasing prior to assembly Hamburg, October 2016. True to… more
    Editor 408
  • New Castrol GTX uses superior protection helps extend engine life
    Oct 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Castrol GTX uses superior protection helps…

    Johannesburg, South Africa, October 2016 – Castrol has unveiled its new generation GTX range of vehicle oils, including a premium GTX ULTRACLEAN variant using synthetic technology. The new range of lubricants uses a double action formula to help… more
    Editor 450
  • Volvo S60 and XC90 favourites in 2016 Kinsey Report
    Oct 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo S60 and XC90 favourites in 2016 Kinsey…

    The 2016 Kinsey Report has revealed that the Volvo S60 and XC90 are best-in-class performers from a parts pricing and servicing point of view. The annual report, which serves as the South African motor industry's benchmark independent service and… more
    Editor 460
  • Volkswagen installs 320 new robots ahead of the introduction of new models
    Oct 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen installs 320 new robots ahead of the…

    R3 billion investment in production facilities includes installation of 320 new robots in the Body Shop Since the first robot was introduced more than 50 years ago, industrialised robots have been at the forefront of automotive manufacturing. 320… more
    Editor 393
  • KIA partners with Butterfly Products as The World’s Longest Test Drive gives wings to education
    Oct 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KIA partners with Butterfly Products as The…

    (JOHANNESBURG) October 10, 2016 – As final preparations are made for The World’s Longest Test Drive, which kicks off in Durban this Friday, 14 October 2016, KIA Motors South Africa is proud to announce yet another important partnership for their… more
    Editor 404
  • Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Oct 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Part switching during a car service – is it a…

    So the scenario goes like this: ‘I took my car in for a service. I had just put a new battery in. When I collected my car after the service, my battery lasted a few days and then stopped working. I’m convinced my new battery was switched for an… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 388
  • Namibia to improve ease of doing business
    Oct 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Namibia to improve ease of doing business

    Namibia is actively improving its business environment, including easing multiple-entry visa requirements for South African business, to encourage more cross-border trade and investment. Namibian President Hage G. Geingob told South African… more
    Editor 410
  • Economic Insights: Uncertainty slowly transforming
    Oct 10, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Uncertainty slowly transforming

    It took a few years to sink in. Whereas markets have ever since the 2008-crisis and global 2009 recession taken it as an article of faith that global recovery would be slow and yields inclined to go very low for long, central banks were always more… more
    Cees Bruggemans 446
  • Jaguar Land Rover announces Noodle from British band Gorillaz as global ambassador
    Oct 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jaguar Land Rover announces Noodle from British…

    Noodle to drive skills gap campaign inspiring young people to become future engineers and innovators and to join the @JaguarRacing crew, watch the video: https://youtu.be/Gfj5VydIi1A Jaguar Land Rover, Britain’s largest R&D investor, underscores its… more
    Editor 400
  • Animal Collisions
    Oct 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Animal Collisions

    South Africans love driving in the bush but, in order to get there, it is almost inevitable that we will be driving on roads where animals – both domestic and wild - share our space. In the US the likelihood of having a vehicle collide with a large… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 436
  • SA motor dealers showing great tenacity in a falling market
    Oct 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SA motor dealers showing great tenacity in a…

    South African motor franchise dealers continue to exhibit tenacity and are obviously using innovative strategies as they keep their businesses profitable even in these tough economic times, which have seen the dealer segment overall new vehicle… more
    Editor 405
  • Analysis - New vehicle Sales Sep 2016
    Oct 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Analysis - New vehicle Sales Sep 2016

    Concerns were raised about the realiability of the NAAMSA sales stats. It is important to rather look at the trends. Refer the 3rd attachment which covers the differences between NAAMSA stats and e-Natis registrations. This matter was also raised… more
    Editor 421
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 07/10/2016
    Oct 07, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 07/10/2016

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  • Peugeot gets the Lion’s share
    Oct 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Peugeot gets the Lion’s share

    Peugeot 208 wins it’s segment in latest Kinsey Report Peugeot 208 beats perception of expensive parts pricing Podium Finish in Parts Pricing Peugeot has continued its good form in the Kinsey Report, the talented 208 once again playing the starring… more
    Editor 386
  • High Level Speakers Talking to the Critical Issues Facing the Industry
    Oct 07, 2016 Events

    High Level Speakers Talking to the Critical…

    The NAACAM Show steering committee has deliberated extensively on the structure in the conference programme and is securing leading speakers locally and abroad. Click Here To View The Full Conference Programme BOOK NOW and pay only in 2017 more
    Editor 825
  • Nissan once again recognized as one of the world’s top brands
    Oct 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan once again recognized as one of the…

    Nissan rises to 43rd place in the Interbrand study, up from 49th in 2015 Nissan's brand value increases to $11.06 billion Nissan is this year's 4th fastest growing brand Report cites Nissan's efforts to raise brand visibility by telling the story of… more
    Editor 442
  • SA interest rate prospects
    Oct 07, 2016 On the Cees

    SA interest rate prospects

    After nearly three years of insisting with some vehemence to be on a rising rate trajectory, SARB seems to be going for a course correction, one that may only by exception still allow for higher rates, a matter of circumstance. With inflation set to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 421
  • Why is SA outlook improving?
    Oct 06, 2016 On the Cees

    Why is SA outlook improving?

    The SA growth prospect has wriggle room. Where in recent months there had been a collective dive for the bottom and growing competition to call a recession, this passion has in recent weeks/months much becalmed. Instead, there is this urge to call… more
    Cees Bruggemans 413
  •  Two identical vehicles demonstrating handling and stopping from 60km/h using either worn tyres (front vehicle), or brand new tyres (back vehicle) at the Automobile Association’s (AA) car tyre safety demonstration held at the Gerotek Test Facilities. Photo by Philip Purnell (AA).
    Oct 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Car tyre safety remains a problem in SA

    Association urges all motorists to check tyres regularly to improve safety for all road users Car tyre safety remains a massive problem that, if addressed effectively, can play a significant role in reducing the carnage on South African roads, the… more
    Automobile Association 399
  • NAACAM SHOW - Briefing Session Invitation
    Oct 05, 2016 Events

    NAACAM SHOW - Briefing Session Invitation

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  • Local Production Begins for Expanded Ford Everest Range
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Local Production Begins for Expanded Ford Everest…

    New Everest production commences at Ford's Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria Range set to increase from two to eight models including XLS, XLT and top-spec Limited Introduces new 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi engine, option of 4x4 or 4x2, manual or… more
    Editor 474
  • Monroe Digi-Catalogue Update
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Monroe Digi-Catalogue Update

    Monroe's electronic catalogue has been updated with all the latest changes and new part applications. Available for you to download now. Please see links below: For android smart phones click below or go to your South African App store & search for… more
    Editor 411
  • Demonstrating the importance of tyre safety, a critical facet of vehicle safety
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Demonstrating the importance of tyre safety, a…

    The South African Tyre Manufacturing Conference (SATMC), in its continued endeavour to achieve greater policy and regulatory harmonisation for the greater purpose of ensuring consumer safety hosted its inaugural Tyre safety conference. The aim of… more
    Editor 411
  • Emphasis on asset finance changing to ‘access’ finance, says Standard Bank
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Emphasis on asset finance changing to ‘access’…

    With the challenging economic environment placing pressure on operating margins, the accent on financing is turning from pure asset financing to ‘access’ financing as mainstream agriculture, manufacturers and construction companies look to ways of… more
    Editor 434
  • Declining demand and deteriorating credit profiles take toll on new car sales
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Declining demand and deteriorating credit…

    September saw new vehicle sales continue declining, according to the latest sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa). Only 47 399 new vehicles were sold in the past month, representing a decrease… more
    Editor 407
  • September 2016 New Vehicle Sales and Exports
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    September 2016 New Vehicle Sales and Exports

    Vehicle Sales and Exports September saw new vehicle sales in the South African market declining by 14.3% year-on-year (y/y) to 47 399 units, although sales were up by just short of 3% month-on-month (m/m) in both August and September. Year-to-date… more
    Editor 436
  • Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - September 2016
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report -…

    “New car sales continue to come under pressure with new passenger vehicles showing a 14% decline year on year. The current pressure on new car sales is likely to persist in the short-medium term driven by above inflation new car prices and consumers… more
    Editor 446
  • Naamsa comment on the September, 2016 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa comment on the September, 2016 South…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of September, 2016 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association commented that current conditions in the automotive… more
    NAAMSA 429
  • The warring government
    Oct 03, 2016 On the Cees

    The warring government

    Most governments try to serve the national interest, but as we have discovered in recent months, we have a government at war with itself. And nothing done about it either. Just letting it carry on, as the most natural thing to be happening. The main… more
    Cees Bruggemans 407
  • Auto Brand Values Revealed for Paris Motor Show
    Oct 03, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Auto Brand Values Revealed for Paris Motor Show

    As the great and good of the auto industry meet in Paris, leading brand valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance, reveals what their brands are worth. Toyota Tops the List Toyota has reinforced its position as the world’s most valuable auto… more
    Editor 451
  • Economic Insights: New Headwinds
    Oct 03, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: New Headwinds

    Just when you least expect it, new head winds for the SA economy, from a long dormant corner. For eight years, the oil producers couldn't get their act together, from mid-2014 the Saudis threw the rudder, boosting production in order to protect… more
    Cees Bruggemans 470
  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place
    Oct 03, 2016 The Phoenix

    Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    The extraction of crude oil from the deep bowels of Mother Earth requires drilling down between rock and hard places, and this is good and well, because nothing in life should come easy. It is also ironic that humankind is taking from the planet to… more
    The Phoenix 449
  • Young Drivers Over-Estimate Their Abilities
    Sep 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Young Drivers Over-Estimate Their Abilities

    Despite a belief that drivers aged 16-25 are responsible for more crashes on world roads than any other age group, the majority of young drivers still rate their own driving abilities as "good" or "excellent", according to a survey in Western… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 390
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 30/09/2016
    Sep 30, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 30/09/2016

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    Editor 974
  • Fuel set for further month-end hike
    Sep 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel set for further month-end hike

    Stronger international petroleum prices have contributed the bulk of the fuel price increase expected at the end of September. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end data released by the… more
    Automobile Association 453
  • “SensePlanAct” communication campaign from Continental is a “winner” at the Automotive Brand Contest 2016
    Sep 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    “SensePlanAct” communication campaign from…

    The “SensePlanAct” campaign of the Chassis & Safety Division of the international technology company Continental receives today on the occasion of the Salon “Mondial de l’Automobile” in Paris the coveted “Winner” award at the Automotive Brand… more
    Editor 562
  • Launch of New ContiPartner Retail Outlet in Kenya
    Sep 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Launch of New ContiPartner Retail Outlet in Kenya

    The 8th ContiPartner outlet to trade in September 2016 New look and feel ContiPartner concept unveiled Partnership with Shell Vivo, Silverstone Tyres and Continental Tyre strengthened Specialised 4x4 offering Nairobi, Kenya, 27 September 2016… more
    Editor 526
  • Get a free badge delivered straight to your door!
    Sep 29, 2016 Events

    Get a free badge delivered straight to your door!

    Pre-register on or before 30 September 2016 (Fri) to receive the admission badge by post before the show! You can bring along your badge for direct entry at the fairground, avoiding long queues at the fairground. In addition, pre-registered visitors… more
    Editor 1029
  • KZN Votes Tiger Wheel & Tyre
    Sep 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KZN Votes Tiger Wheel & Tyre "Best Tyre Shop" for…

    It seems that if vehicle owners in KwaZulu-Natal agree on one thing, then it's that Tiger Wheel & Tyre is the "Best Tyre Shop" in the province. This endorsement comes from readers of the Daily News, who voted for their favourite retailers in the… more
    Editor 508
  • ElearnAfrica launches new online marketplace for open education in Africa today
    Sep 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    ElearnAfrica launches new online marketplace for…

    As the furore around #feesmustfall and free education continues, one social enterprise has come to the fore with a promising solution. eLearnAfrica today launched its new online marketplace for education, making it easier for students throughout… more
    Editor 464
  • Renault partners with Waze to enhance driver’s experience
    Sep 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Renault partners with Waze to enhance driver’s…

    Renault and Waze to work together on scenarios to enhance car-app user experience Exclusive Waze for Android Auto prototype demo at Renault Stand for Paris Motor Show 13,000 electric chargers locations in France, brought to users by Renault in Waze… more
    Editor 424
  • Engen joins forces with SAVTEC to give first engines a second life
    Sep 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Engen joins forces with SAVTEC to give first…

    From left to right: Paul Leask Engen Lubricants National Sales Manager with Rudi Hohls from Pietermaritzburg who came fourth, runner up Johann Rust from Kuilsrivier, Zaakier Jacobs from Engen. In first place Torsten Löwe from Pretoria, Francois van… more
    Editor 540
  • Messe Frankfurt launches ‘Hypermotion’
    Sep 28, 2016 Events

    Messe Frankfurt launches ‘Hypermotion’

    Trade fair with accompanying congresses and integrated showcases focusing on the digitalisation of intelligent mobility systems Our mobility system is facing a radical process of change. Driven by digitalisation and decarbonisation, the boundaries… more
    Editor 1487
  • George Austin, a long-serving Senior Consultant at Sewells MSXI South Afric
    Sep 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Efficiencies in after-sales department crucial…

    Efficiencies in all aspects of the after-sales operation are now more crucial than ever to ensure the viability and sustainability of automotive dealerships in today’s rapidly-changing business environment, according to George Austin, a long-serving… more
    Editor 412
  • Compelling travel experiences for all with Avis
    Sep 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Compelling travel experiences for all with Avis

    In line with South African Tourism and the World Tourism Day 2016 theme #TourismForAll, Avis has headed the call to tap into South Africans’ travel and transport needs, by making tourism more accessible for all. Avis has created an environment that… more
    Editor 429
  • GT Radial Tyres Now Available at Tiger Wheel & Tyre Stores
    Sep 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GT Radial Tyres Now Available at Tiger Wheel &…

    In a bid to continue to bring only the world's finest quality brands to motorists, Tiger Wheel & Tyre has announced that is now selling GT Radial tyres at its nationwide network of stores. In a period spanning several decades, GT Radial has earned a… more
    Editor 468
  • Peter Schreyer marks 10 years with KIA Motors
    Sep 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Peter Schreyer marks 10 years with KIA Motors

    (SEOUL) September 27, 2016 – Peter Schreyer is marking ten years of leading new car design for KIA, a period during which the Korean brand’s global sales have risen from around 1,1 million cars in 2005, to 3,05 million in 2015. Peter Schreyer has… more
    Editor 422
  • A well-oiled machine runs like clockwork: Water pump kits from MEYLE
    Sep 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    A well-oiled machine runs like clockwork: Water…

    Repair kits catering for a wide range of VW, Audi, Renault, Peugeot and Citroën applications Kits include all parts required for timing belt replacement as well as the respective water pump MEYLE presents the latest additions to its range:… more
    Editor 433
  • Renault-Nissan and Microsoft partner to deliver the future of connected driving
    Sep 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Renault-Nissan and Microsoft partner to deliver…

    Companies sign global, multiyear contract to work on next-generation connected car technologies and driving experiences PARIS, France/REDMOND, Wash. (September 26, 2016) – The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Microsoft Corp. have signed a global,… more
    Editor 518
  • Gemalto Valeo InBlue with smart watch functional illustration
    Sep 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    VALEO and Gemalto partner to turn your smartphone…

    Paris and Johannesburg 20th September 2016 – Valeo, one of the leading automotive supplier, partnered with Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, to bring security to its virtual car keys system called Valeo… more
    Editor 463
  • The steel industry downstream has had enough
    Sep 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The steel industry downstream has had enough

    Open letter by Gerhard Papenfus to the Minister of Trade and Industry In this open letter, the following issues are dealt with: The South African Steel Industry’s 35 years of decline The 10 percent customs duties already severely prejudices the… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 413
  • SA Reprieve Resumes
    Sep 27, 2016 On the Cees

    SA Reprieve Resumes

    Life is full of surprises. That is what makes it interesting, but also unpredictable. I had long walked around with the idea of a hurricane assaulting us, thinking of 2013-2015, with a final Zuma inspired Nene spout. But after that we seemed to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 456
  • Mercedes-Benz successful on social networks
    Sep 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz successful on social networks

    Mercedes-Benz SA is the first automotive brand to introduce Facebook Messenger Chatbot in South Africa Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) has once again pushed the boundaries of digital achievements, becoming the first automotive brand in the country… more
    Editor 456
  • UK industry body signs deal to export motor industry skills to India
    Sep 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    UK industry body signs deal to export motor…

    The IMI has signed an agreement with the Indian Government to provide motor industry qualifications and vocational training standards worth £ millions. The memorandum of understanding with the Indian Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC)… more
    Editor 423
  • Continental Schools Quiz
    Sep 27, 2016 Events

    Continental Schools Quiz

    High School Quiz testing general knowledge Educational opportunity for learners on Road Safety through Vision Zero PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 26 September 2016 - The 2016 Continental Tyre High Schools Quiz in Nelson Mandela Bay - tagged on social… more
    Editor 1946
  • NEW Castrol GTX Ultraclean
    Sep 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    NEW Castrol GTX Ultraclean

    The NEW Castrol GTX Ultraclean’s synthetic technology has superior performance. The unique DOUBLE ACTION formula cleans away old sludge and protects your engine against new sludge formation, giving you more control over today’s challenging… more
    Editor 452
  • Safety features important when buying new cars
    Sep 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Safety features important when buying new cars

    First annual AA Entry Level Vehicle Safety Report The Automobile Association (AA) today released its first annual Entry Level Vehicle Safety Report that assess the safety features on vehicles. The report considered the safety features of 23 vehicles… more
    Editor 455
  • Nissan Patrol comes to rhinos’ rescue in South Africa
    Sep 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan Patrol comes to rhinos’ rescue in South…

    Nissan Patrol 4x4 helps rhino protection unit patrol large areas of Pilanesberg National Park PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK, South Africa – The South African black and white rhino population needs all the help it can get against the threat of wildlife… more
    Editor 434
  • Driving Hunger Away
    Sep 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Driving Hunger Away

    Charity In Motion Peugeot South Africa and Meals on Wheels Community Services have been cooking up a storm – and then delivering hot food to the hungry. The partnership’s latest initiative was a cook-a-thon held at the charity’s City Deep warehouse… more
    Editor 475
  • Driving for Better Business
    Sep 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Driving for Better Business

    Crashes and the related consequences are far higher, and of greater financial impact to a company than most organisations realise. It’s not just the excess (if insured) that is a cost to the organisation for research in the UK shows these could be 8… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 423
  • Solar cars to compete on Bridgestone ECO tyres
    Sep 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Solar cars to compete on Bridgestone ECO tyres

    Sasol Solar Challenge solar cars to be shod with Ecopia with ologic Bridgestone South Africa has announced that four of the teams taking part in the upcoming Sasol Solar Challenge will be driving the race on Bridgestone's Ecopia with ologic tyres… more
    Editor 454
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 23/09/2016
    Sep 23, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 23/09/2016

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update more
    Editor 1942
  •  Get ready to take your business to the next level with the 2016 South African Small Business Awards
    Sep 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Get ready to take your business to the next…

    Small business owners and mercurial entrepreneurs across all industry sectors still have two weeks to enter the 2016 South African Small Business Awards. This year marks the eighth anniversary of the highly coveted awards, which is hosted by the… more
    Editor 433
  • Employment Equity: Submissions now open
    Sep 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Employment Equity: Submissions now open

    Employment Equity: Submissions now open more
    Editor 867
  • Chaos in time of serenity
    Sep 22, 2016 On the Cees

    Chaos in time of serenity

    Certain things just clash, do not go together, whether colours or personalities or political convictions. I find myself at a dawning day where too much simply doesn't sit at the same table. And yet they do, and do we have to rationalise it. Our… more
    Cees Bruggemans 441
  • Register today to enjoy free admission and multiple benefits!
    Sep 22, 2016 Events

    Register today to enjoy free admission and…

    Meet 5,700 exhibitors and 120,000 visitors at the world's second largest brand trade fair for the automotive service industry More than a decade of development, Automechanika Shanghai has risen into a one-stop platform for information exchange,… more
    Editor 2082
  • Rugby goes rural with Land Rover and Stormers players
    Sep 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Rugby goes rural with Land Rover and Stormers…

    Land Rover rugby ambassadors visit rural school for rugby awareness Rugby Goes Rural campaign to help raise awareness and develop rugby in schools Hope Crosses Any Terrain educational packs handed out to students Watch the video here:… more
    Editor 429
  • When Trump collides globally
    Sep 21, 2016 On the Cees

    When Trump collides globally

    Whatever your personal preference, this US election was for Clinton to lose and for Trump to overcome his outsider business status (a double handicap, tripled by his unconventionality). Yet as happened with outsider Obama eight years ago, insider… more
    Cees Bruggemans 469
  • Entrepreneurship & skills critical to financial services sector
    Sep 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Entrepreneurship & skills critical to financial…

    SETAs in the Finance and Accounting Services Sector traditionally focus their efforts on career awareness and skills development. As part of this focus, and with the recognition that the economy is no longer driven by conventional employment alone,… more
    Editor 446
  • NAACAM SHOW - off to a good start
    Sep 21, 2016 Events

    NAACAM SHOW - off to a good start

    Editor 2731
  • New appointments at CAIA
    Sep 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New appointments at CAIA

    Dr. Mlu Ganto has been appointed Head: Regulatory Affairs at the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) with effect from 1 August 2016. Ganto holds a doctorate in chemistry, and his previous positions include that of candidate attorney… more
    Editor 460
  • Driver‘s best friend: MEYLE revamps its brand identity
    Sep 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Driver‘s best friend: MEYLE revamps its brand…

    New brand logo and new claim designed to communicate a clear message Hamburg, 20 September 2016. As the Frankfurt Automechanika opened its gates for the 2016 edition, a special surprise awaited the visitors at the MEYLE exhibition stand. Along with… more
    Editor 430
  • Nhlakanipho Shange
    Sep 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    ‘Are you ready?’ 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ‘Pitch & Polish!’

    For the past six years, these sounds have reverberated in community halls across South Africa, as entrepreneurs have presented their business ideas to audiences and expert judges. What began, in Nelspruit in 2010 with an audience of forty people -… more
    Editor 448
  • TomTom Announces Sponsorship of Nuon Solar Team
    Sep 20, 2016 Events

    TomTom Announces Sponsorship of Nuon Solar Team

    TomTom (TOM2) has announced support of the Technical University Delft-based team in the Sasol Solar Challenge. TomTom will be providing the 8 students with its flagship products to help them propel this year’s car, Nuna8s, towards victory. The team,… more
    Editor 2181
  • Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and MD of VW Group SA and his wife, Wendy with pupils of Nkululeko Secondary School in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage
    Sep 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Amarok helps change lives of young girls

    VWSA Managing Director and his wife take part in Amarok Social Test Drive to deliver sanitary towels to young school girls in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage Each year young girls in impoverished communities can miss up to 50 days of school for not having the… more
    Editor 498
  • Launch of Manufacturing Indaba Eastern Cape to bolster investment in the province
    Sep 20, 2016 Events

    Launch of Manufacturing Indaba Eastern Cape to…

    The Coega Development Corporation in the Eastern Cape recently signed a R11 billion ($821million)investment with the Beijing Automobile International Corporation (BAIC), the biggest automotive investment in Africa in the last 40 years. The size of… more
    Editor 2157
  • Sanral, Outa public dispute not good for motorists
    Sep 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Sanral, Outa public dispute not good for motorists

    Association says issue of e-tolls needs to be finalised urgently for the benefit of all Gauteng road users The Automobile Association (AA) notes with concern the latest public exchanges between the South African National Roads Agency Limited… more
    Automobile Association 476
  • Re-treading business boosts economy
    Sep 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Re-treading business boosts economy

    Re-treading doesn’t only give tyres a new lease on life, but also has a part in dealing with the environmental burden of waste tyres. According to the current environmental policy, re-treaded tyres significantly prolong the use of a product that… more
    Editor 811
  • Rating agencies to strike back?
    Sep 20, 2016 On the Cees

    Rating agencies to strike back?

    One senses the disappointment, with the apparently intensifying government war breaking out into the open, (as Ramaphosa so accurately worded it), like a rotting carcass finally exploding on all sides, with the further loss of economic growth… more
    Cees Bruggemans 446
  • Time to take SA inventory
    Sep 19, 2016 On the Cees

    Time to take SA inventory

    Our domestic politics are so fluid, and convoluted, that we can think of various scenarios that make sense when seen on their own, internally consistent and at least up to a point plausible in their own right. But we know too little about inner… more
    Cees Bruggemans 469
  • Connected cars took centre stage at the world’s leading trade fair
    Sep 19, 2016 Events

    Connected cars took centre stage at the world’s…

    136,000 visitors from over 170 countries encountered a record 4,820 exhibitors Automechanika trade fair family continues to grow with a new event in Vietnam The central theme at the world's largest showcase for the independent aftermarket in 2016… more
    Editor 2245
  • Get ready for the first rains
    Sep 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Get ready for the first rains

    Weather reports in Gauteng are forecasting the first rains of the season will fall this weekend. While this is good news for the environment, it also presents new challenges for drivers with reduced tyre traction and visibility. Oil and grease… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 458
  • Profiling Driver Risk
    Sep 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Profiling Driver Risk

    What’s involved in driver risk profiling? Because of the complexity of dealing with the “how” of identifying, in dealing with drivers’ behaviour, it is inevitable that, from a logistical perspective it is something that only companies become… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 439
  • Right to Repair Campaign: global meeting in Frankfurt
    Sep 19, 2016 Events

    Right to Repair Campaign: global meeting in…

    The global consumers’ freedom of choice and effective competition in the market for vehicle replacement parts, tools and equipment, servicing and repair was discussed by representatives of automotive aftermarket associations from Australia, Brazil,… more
    Editor 2312
  • KPMG Africa Banking survey; satisfactory results from unsatisfied customers
    Sep 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KPMG Africa Banking survey; satisfactory results…

    Understanding what is important to individual customers and customer segments is key to understanding the future of banking in Africa. Monday, 12th September 2016; KPMG has released its Africa Banking Industry Customer Satisfaction Survey, which… more
    Editor 506
  • Ford's Annual Careers Day Exposes Learners to Auto Industry
    Sep 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford's Annual Careers Day Exposes Learners to…

    80 Grade 11 learners from schools in Pretoria attend careers expo at Ford's Silverton Assembly Plant 40 learners from Port Elizabeth visit Ford's Struandale Engine Plant Insight gained into extensive range of careers at Ford, including… more
    Editor 532
  • Unique New Service & Opening Specials for Tiger Wheel & Tyre Durbanville
    Sep 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Unique New Service & Opening Specials for Tiger…

    There's a new Tiger Wheel & Tyre at 97 De Villiers Road in Durbanville, just around the corner from busy Wellington Street. This new addition brings the total number of Tiger Wheel & Tyre stores in Cape Town and surrounding areas to 13. The new… more
    Editor 506
  • Matt Gennrich, General Manager: Communications at Volkswagen Group South Africa with Matthew Norval, Chief Operating Officer: Wilderness Foundation Africa at the handover of six Amaroks in Port Elizabeth.
    Sep 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen renews its support of Forever Wild…

    Six Amaroks to be deployed for proactive rhino protection hot spot areas across the country Volkswagen's partnership with Wilderness Foundation celebrates 31 years Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has renewed its support of the Forever Wild Rhino… more
    Editor 602
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 19/09/2016
  • Fuel party on hold as Rand, oil bite
    Sep 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel party on hold as Rand, oil bite

    South Africa's recent period of fuel price reductions is set for a reversal as the weakening Rand and stronger international petroleum prices combine at the pumps. This is the view of the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on… more
    Automobile Association 464
  • Counting SA blessings
    Sep 16, 2016 On the Cees

    Counting SA blessings

    Perhaps this Spring it is difficult to start counting blessings, with the Cape dam levels still well below last year’s average, and summer rainfall regions parched and waiting, but in other respects there are a few things to be grateful about. One… more
    Cees Bruggemans 446
  • GM Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GM Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050

    GM pledges to source global electricity from wind, sun and landfill gas, joins RE100 DETROIT - General Motors plans to generate or source all electrical power for its 350 operations in 59 countries with 100 percent renewable energy - such as wind,… more
    Editor 503
  • FUCHS TITAN CARGO SAE 15W-40
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel-economy engine oil for commercial vehicle…

    FUCHS TITAN CARGO SAE 15W-40 Ultra-High Performance, fuel-economy engine oil for a variety of commercial vehicle diesel engines. Specially developed for the latest generation of Commercial, construction and agricultural vehicles with extended… more
    Editor 534
  • Indian aftermarket business is expected to grow to USD 30 billion by 2026 – ACMA
    Sep 15, 2016 Events

    Indian aftermarket business is expected to grow…

    Over 175 companies to showcase India’s automotive aftermarket expertise at Automechanika Frankfurt this week Automechanika - the world’s leading trade fair for the automotive aftermarket industry is set to open its doors in Frankfurt this week from… more
    Editor 2699
  • IMI and Automechanika announce global skills partnership
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    IMI and Automechanika announce global skills…

    The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has today (Tuesday 13th September) confirmed it will be working together to achieve a joint partnership with the world’s leading trade event organiser, Messe Frankfurt, whose global events are dedicated to… more
    Editor 457
  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City debuts in March 2017
    Sep 15, 2016 Events

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City debuts in March…

    Special showcase, Motorcycle Expo, to meet the local market’s needs The first edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City will debut on 15 March 2017. The three-day show aims to become Vietnam’s leading regional trade fair for the automotive service… more
    Editor 2699
  • Deutsche Messe’s industrial fairs in Shanghai: on the road to the year 2025
    Sep 15, 2016 Events

    Deutsche Messe’s industrial fairs in Shanghai: on…

    China’s industrial transformation creates new business opportunities Hannover/Shanghai. Wages are increasing, the middle class is expanding, and the demand for skilled labor is growing. At the same time, the years of mega growth are over. Yet China… more
    Editor 2458
  • GMSA Announces Best Technician In The Country
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GMSA Announces Best Technician In The Country

    PORT ELIZABETH - The best Chevrolet, Opel and Isuzu technician in the country hails from Nelson Mandela Bay. Gawie Engelbrecht (30), of Williams Hunt Port Elizabeth, claimed this coveted title during the annual General Motors South Africa (GMSA) Top… more
    Editor 465
  • Five questions you should ask your mechanic before a service
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Five questions you should ask your mechanic…

    Car issues, expensive repairs and ‘those mechanics that ripped me off’ are always hot conversation starters among vehicle owners. So what should you be doing to ensure your vehicle repairs or regular services become hassle-free? Les Mc Master,… more
    Editor 448
  • Shell Power the Pump Activation Spring Kick-off
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Shell Power the Pump Activation Spring Kick-off

    For more than 100 years, Shell has been harnessing science, engineering, and technology to pioneer the world’s most innovative Fuel and for nearly half a century, BMW M has been building world-class automobiles by merging engineering with cutting… more
    Editor 524
  • (From left to right: Jim Savas (Vice President & General Manager UBM), Michael Johannes (Brand Manager Automechanika), Dan Risley (President and Executive Director ASA), Dennis Smith (President and CEO, Messe Frankfurt North America))
    Sep 15, 2016 Events

    Automechanika Chicago, NACE sign letter of intent…

    Co-production answers the needs of collision and service repair shops Automechanika Chicago, the largest U.S. trade show dedicated to high-end technical and management-related training for automotive collision and service repair shops, along with… more
    Editor 2216
  • Nissan first to bring wheelchair-friendly taxis to South Africa
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan first to bring wheelchair-friendly taxis…

    Nissan has become the first manufacturer in South Africa to offer wheelchair-friendly vehicles to the taxi industry in order to meet the growing demand for safe, reliable transportation for people living with disabilities. The company has developed… more
    Editor 601
  • Trentyre attains Level 4 B-BBEE Contributor Status under the Amended Codes of Good Practice
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Trentyre attains Level 4 B-BBEE Contributor…

    Trentyre is proud to announce that it has attained Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Level 4 Contributor Status under the Amended Codes of Good Practice. The Codes of Good Practice were amended and promulgated in May 2015, and required… more
    Editor 507
  • Bridgestone PE plant turns 80
    Sep 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Bridgestone PE plant turns 80

    September 14, 2016, marks 80 years since the first Firestone tyre to be built in South Africa rolled off the assembly line in the company’s new factory in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. Today, 80 years ago, Harvey Firestone Jnr, together with… more
    Editor 495
  • Jaguar Land Rover expands the ingenium powertrain family
    Sep 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jaguar Land Rover expands the ingenium powertrain…

    New powertrain technologies support commitment to reduce vehicle emissions and improve fuel economy All-new Ingenium petrol engines are the most advanced developed by Jaguar Land Rover Innovative TRANSCEND transmission boosts off-road performance… more
    Editor 444
  • Nissan finds out what’s getting football fans excited ahead of UEFA Champions League return
    Sep 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan finds out what’s getting football fans…

    The Nissan Excitement Index shows fans of European football are most excited to see Leicester City FC make their tournament debut Despite their excitement, only 1% believe Leicester City FC stand any chance of winning the competition UEFA’s Best… more
    Editor 496
  • Economy going nowhere?
    Sep 13, 2016 On the Cees

    Economy going nowhere?

    Company results of recent weeks across a wide spectrum, and Treasury tax revenue collection data year to date are sending a most uncomfortable message. The economy has apparently come to a stop. In real, volume terms there doesn't seem to be too… more
    Cees Bruggemans 586
  • Looking through SA stealth
    Sep 12, 2016 On the Cees

    Looking through SA stealth

    When nobody is being straightforward, it is a challenge to appreciate where we are, never mind where we are going. Of course, in politics anyone is rarely clear about their intentions. Be it personal, business or state. Our South African condition… more
    Cees Bruggemans 467
  • Parallel Parking No Fuss, No Drama
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Parallel Parking No Fuss, No Drama

    One of the problems we encounter when assessing the skills of drivers who have “cheated” the system when obtaining their drivers licence is that they can’t parallel park. Another factor is that it’s seen by some as one of those activities, like… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 460
  • Ford Partnering with Global Cities on New Transportation
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Partnering with Global Cities on New…

    Chariot Shuttle to Be Acquired, Ford GoBike to Launch in San Francisco Ford is teaming up with major global cities - starting with San Francisco - to help solve congestion issues and help people move more easily, today and in the future Ford Smart… more
    Editor 478
  • Drive Me public autonomous driving experiment starts in Sweden
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Drive Me public autonomous driving experiment…

    Volvo Cars has officially kicked off Drive Me, the world's most ambitious and advanced public autonomous driving (AD) experiment. On the morning of 09 September 2016, Volvo produced the very first autonomous car that will be used in the Drive Me… more
    Editor 535
  • Volkswagen’s Trainee programme addresses youth unemployment
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen’s Trainee programme addresses youth…

    Volkswagen’s Commercial Trainee programme gives college students practical working experience Commercial Trainee programme, now in its 15th year, is a joint initiative between Volkswagen and MerSETA According to statistics, of South Africa's five… more
    Editor 545
  • KIA officially opens Mexico production facility
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KIA officially opens Mexico production facility

    Grand opening ceremony for new Mexican production facility KIA’s sixth overseas production facility represents a US$3 billion investment Annual production capacity to reach 400 000 units; KIA’s global production capacity to reach 3,56 million units… more
    Editor 496
  • Open letter: Business leader calls for transparency at local government level
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Open letter: Business leader calls for…

    Dear Newly Elected Mayor, I would like to congratulate you on being elected as a mayoral candidate during the 2016 Municipal Elections. On behalf of the people of South Africa, you will be responsible for the transformation and management of various… more
    Editor 481
  • AMEO and NUMSA sign wage deal with no disruption to vehicle production
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    AMEO and NUMSA sign wage deal with no disruption…

    Auto industry and labour unions agree on wage increases and benefit structure for 2016 – 2019 period The automotive manufacturing sector and the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (NUMSA) today successfully concluded their negotiations for a new… more
    Editor 469
  • Mobilisers steal the show
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mobilisers steal the show

    The recent opening of Kyalami and the SA Motoring Festival saw fans flock in numbers to the event. Exhibitors were out in full force showcasing their latest car models which had hit the market, all aiming to impress consumers. This was an event… more
    Editor 546
  • Exclusive presentation of the study
    Sep 12, 2016 Events

    Exclusive presentation of the study "Future of…

    During the world`s leading trade fair for the automotive after-market, Automechanika, we will feature a presentation of unvarnished insights into the automotive industry’s status quo and future developments. Teradata GmbH – a specialist for big data… more
    Editor 1933
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 09/09/2016
    Sep 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 09/09/2016

    The Show will be hosted every two years as a platform from which to grow the automotive component and related manufacturing sectors in South Africa, and will run concurrently and in partnership with the Durban Automotive Cluster’s National… more
    Editor 470
  • The Captain Hook economy
    Sep 09, 2016 On the Cees

    The Captain Hook economy

    Intrigued? What hook? Last three years, since end 2013, our GDP data has been all over the place, with two vicious downdrafts and two vicious upper cuts, the latest this +3.3% chinless wonder of 2Q16. And these downdrafts and uppercuts nowhere else… more
    Cees Bruggemans 562
  • Highest numbers of participating exhibitors in the history of Automechanika Frankfurt
    Sep 09, 2016 Events

    Highest numbers of participating exhibitors in…

    At a time of digitalisation and networked vehicles, the motor-vehicle sector confirms its top economic role Messe Frankfurt expands in the field of 'Mobility & Logistics' 4,820 exhibitors (2014: 4,660) are expected at the world's leading… more
    Editor 2376
  • The Zuma Interview
    Sep 09, 2016 On the Cees

    The Zuma Interview

    On Tuesday, our esteemed president Zuma gave an interview on CCTV. He was interviewed by the leading CCTV anchor lady, a very competent person in her own right who posed a series of friendly, well-formulated questions, probing what we think we are… more
    Cees Bruggemans 506
  • Protect yourself and your motorbike this summer
    Sep 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Protect yourself and your motorbike this summer

    Summer is a great time to get your motorbike out of the garage, dust it off, and hit the road. But, if you haven’t been on the bike for a while, are you sure it’s still in good enough shape to meet the demands of the road? The Automobile Association… more
    Automobile Association 461
  • Konstantin von Vieregge, CEO, SA Shows Messe Frankfurt
    Sep 09, 2016 Events

    Three new shows to co-locate with Automechanika…

    Next year's Automechanika trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, which takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from September 27-30, will be co-located with three new, related shows. The new shows are Futuroad Expo (Africa's international… more
    Editor 3150
  • MEYLE – The heart of St. Pauli: Hamburg manufacturer is the main sponsor of FC St. Pauli Handball
    Sep 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE – The heart of St. Pauli: Hamburg…

    Strong teams: Two Hamburg brands are forging ahead with passion and conviction Hamburg, 08 September 2016. In addition to its support in the field of truck racing as cooperation partner for the team “tankpool24“, the automotive spare parts… more
    Editor 471
  • Tracker reaches one million subscriptions
    Sep 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tracker reaches one million subscriptions

    Still the market leader in South Africa and 3rd largest vehicle tracking and telematics company in the world Johannesburg, 08 September, 2016: Tracker is proud to announce the incredible milestone of reaching 1 million active subscriptions. This is… more
    Editor 494
  • The world slowly adrift
    Sep 09, 2016 On the Cees

    The world slowly adrift

    There is an enormous impatience in the world for much faster growth, ever more faster growth than the present, partly from fear (if weak growth were to lead to relapse and policy means were not to be available to address such weakness adequately,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 477
  • Thomas Schaefer, Chairman & Managing Director of Volkswagen South Africa and H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya addressing media at the State House in Nairobi after the signing of an agreement to start the production of the Volkswagen Polo Vivo in Thika near Nairobi, Kenya.
    Sep 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen expands Africa strategy - Vehicle…

    Agreement to produce Polo Vivo with local partner signed Beginning of engagement in further emerging market in Sub-Saharan region Production scheduled to commence at end of 2016 Training center to be established with support of German government… more
    Editor 495
  • NAACAM Show exhibitors – steep discount available for firms displaying product for localisation
    Sep 09, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show exhibitors – steep discount available…

    NAACAM Show exhibitors – steep discount available for firms displaying product for localisation more
    Editor 1737
  • Making sure the “Customer is King”
    Sep 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Making sure the “Customer is King”

    Making sure the “Customer is King” more significant than ever in the auto sector, says Deloitte The old adage which says that the ‘Customer is King’ is taking on renewed significance in the 21st century where product-based marketing is dying and… more
    Editor 564
  • Patronage Network Decades
    Sep 07, 2016 On the Cees

    Patronage Network Decades

    It has to date been a difficult decade. Not only because having to absorb a severe global headwind as the Chinese commodity supercycle with its rich commodity export prices ended and then ingloriously faded into nothingness, leaving us without a… more
    Cees Bruggemans 490
  • Recycle your car battery to keep the environment safe!
    Sep 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Recycle your car battery to keep the environment…

    Do you know what to do with your used car battery? Throwing away your used car battery in the dustbin isn’t the best way to get rid of it. The lead, plastic and acid in the batteries can be extremely harmful to the environment if not properly… more
    Editor 505
  • Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA).
    Sep 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Get your car summer-ready

    Summer is just on the horizon and now is the perfect time to get your car summer-ready, says Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA). “Why wait until you are caught in the first spring rains to realise that your… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 484
  • Six Reasons to join Rotary
    Sep 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Six Reasons to join Rotary

    We all want to do good and contribute to a positive society, however with a plethora of NGOs and charities to choose from, how do you select the right one for you? How about considering joining Rotary International? “There are so many good reasons… more
    Editor 504
  • MEYLE at the Automechanika 2016: get ready for a 'blue miracle'
    Sep 07, 2016 Events

    MEYLE at the Automechanika 2016: get ready for a…

    In Frankfurt, Hamburg manufacturer Wulf Gaertner Autoparts will be showcasing a range of exciting and new products Hamburg, 06 September 2016. When the Automechanika opens its gates next week, visitors can look forward to a completely different… more
    Editor 1760
  • Digital disruption rapidly changing the face of global automotive industry
    Sep 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Digital disruption rapidly changing the face of…

    The global automotive industry and many related facets of the business are changing rapidly as the digital revolution causes major disruption. This makes it essential for motor businesses to adapt or die. This message came through loud and clear at… more
    Editor 860
  • Naamsa president paints encouraging picture of future for local motor industry
    Sep 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa president paints encouraging picture of…

    Mike Whitfield, the President of NAAMSA and Managing Director of the Nissan Group of Africa, painted an encouraging picture of the future of the South African motor industry when he was one of the keynote speakers at the CAR Conference last week. He… more
    Editor 497
  • The future of servicing, first hand, in Frankfurt's Festhalle
    Sep 06, 2016 Events

    The future of servicing, first hand, in…

    Mankind has long dreamed of being able to look into the future and see what tomorrow will bring. At Automechanika in Frankfurt, from 13 to 17 September, over 110 companies will set themselves precisely this particular challenge. The companies come… more
    Editor 1531
  • A New Dawn?
    Sep 06, 2016 The Phoenix

    A New Dawn?

    The September 2016 edition of aBr is significant in that it represents eight years of ground breaking journalism in the automotive aftermarket space. aBr’s phoenix like rising was a classic example of the law of unintended consequences, with Words… more
    The Phoenix 578
  • Keeping your shock absorbers in tip-top shape
    Sep 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Keeping your shock absorbers in tip-top shape

    Good quality parts go a long way in navigating South Africa's tricky roads Your car’s shock absorbers control the movement of its suspension when it travels over bumps or dips in the road, as well as when the driver accelerates, brakes or corners.… more
    Editor 482
  • On your own
    Sep 06, 2016 On the Cees

    On your own

    It isn't the first time the SA economy (you, me and the dog) find ourselves in this situation. On our own, left to our own wits, with a mild headwind breeze (from slightly higher SARB interest rates), a stealthily rising tax burden (in the nature of… more
    Cees Bruggemans 544
  • Automotive show to address needs of sa's automotive manufacturers
    Sep 05, 2016 Events

    Automotive show to address needs of sa's…

    The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa says industry and government will gather on a large-scale at the NAACAM Show in April next year to drive manufacturing growth in the sector. NAACAM President… more
    Editor 1788
  • Ford’s new ignition key designed to last a lifetime
    Sep 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford’s new ignition key designed to last a…

    In a World Where Mobiles, Tablets and Laptops Are Replaced Every Few Years – Here’s a Technology That Lasts a Lifetime Unlike many of the devices we rely on every day, Ford’s new ignition key has been designed to withstand a lifetime’s use – in the… more
    Editor 507
  • Ockert Berry, VP Operations, FMCSA
    Sep 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford’s Latest Manufacturing Systems Streamline…

    Each set of guidelines assists the company and its employees in meeting or exceeding objectives It is a continuously improving, lean, flexible and disciplined common global production system Major aim of the compilers of the new Ford Production… more
    Editor 526
  • Hillary & Theresa's Inheritance
    Sep 05, 2016 On the Cees

    Hillary & Theresa's Inheritance

    First a little context, if I may. It starts with the Glorious Revolution of 1688. Prior to that, Britain had already acquired throw-weight mass as a geopolitical power but missed the key institution to give it real staying strength (turbo) for the… more
    Editor 502
  • Motorcycle retail sales guru Craig Langton the man behind the safe selling of your motorcycle and instant payment
    Sep 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Bikebuyers the best and safest way to sell a…

    There a huge number of dangers in selling a motorcycle for the owner. After some exhaustive research it was found that customers who advertise on free sites have an 80% chance of being contacted by fraudsters who are well organised, well-educated… more
    Editor 511
  • Winners of the Automechanika Innovation Awards announced
    Sep 05, 2016 Events

    Winners of the Automechanika Innovation Awards…

    Official presentation on 13 September 2016; first interactive special show in the ‘Festhalle’ Jury gives the first Green Award The winners of the Automechanika Innovation Awards 2016 have been announced. On 23 August 2016, the independent jury of nine… more
    Editor 1737
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 05/09/2016
    Sep 05, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 05/09/2016

    If you are a buyer, supplier, service provider or industry support organisation the NAACAM Show’s exhibition is the platform to showcase your business to the gathered delegates. more
    Editor 1227
  • STD bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - August 2016
    Sep 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    STD bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales…

    August commentary “Passenger vehicles declined by 13.8% despite the rental industry contributing 22% of new car sales. Current decline levels likely to remain for the year and be the new norm, mainly influenced by current conditions”. General… more
    Editor 493
  • Naacam launches transformation initiative
    Sep 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naacam launches transformation initiative

    The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) held its annual general meeting at the inaugural Kyalami Festival of Motoring on Wednesday 31 August. President, Dave Coffey, used the opportunity to launch the… more
    Editor 487
  • Back-to-School Driving Advice
    Sep 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Back-to-School Driving Advice

    Having run the “school” drop off in the last few days it made me more conscious of how badly many parents drive. With that in mind we are sharing some timely tips from… If You're Dropping Off . . . Schools often have very specific drop-off… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 457
  • Naamsa comment on the August, 2016 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Sep 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa comment on the August, 2016 South African…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of August, 2016 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association said that whilst new car sales had registered a further… more
    Editor 522
  • SA Pontius Pilate
    Sep 02, 2016 On the Cees

    SA Pontius Pilate

    SA has entered again a period in which so-called “normal” or fundamental economic influences aren't the only ones or even primary ones working in on our financial markets (Rand, bonds, equities) and by extension on the SA economy. Instead, the… more
    Cees Bruggemans 498
  •  G.U.D. Holdings sponsors 1 million rand for sports bursaries
    Sep 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    G.U.D. Holdings sponsors 1 million rand for…

    Leading Durban automotive parts manufacturer, G.U.D. Holdings, continued their investment in youth development through sport by renewing their sponsorship of the Sharks Academy in 2016. G.U.D. Holdings presented a cheque of 1 million rand to the… more
    Editor 519
  • A global challenge?
    Sep 01, 2016 On the Cees

    A global challenge?

    It is posed as a growing global confrontation ending in deepening trade and currency wars, but perhaps it is just a robust challenge that global elites will sit out. A world of difference between these outcomes, and their implications for us. Global… more
    Cees Bruggemans 469
  • Don’t miss out on our clearance sale
    Aug 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Don’t miss out on our clearance sale

    Hurry up and don’t miss out on this great clearance sale. Selected Jonsson clothing up to 50% off. More Here CYMOT is a privately owned Namibian company which was founded in 1948. Since then it has grown to become a leader in supplying quality… more
    Editor 468
  • Land Cruiser Festival 2016 - Thank You
    Aug 31, 2016 Events

    Land Cruiser Festival 2016 - Thank You

    A big thank you to everyone for attending our Land Cruiser Festival, we appreciate your support!! More Here more
    Editor 1392
  • Three SA Foci 2016/17
    Aug 31, 2016 On the Cees

    Three SA Foci 2016/17

    And then, after a long gestation, the world suddenly changed somewhat, as with a real birth and new life intruding anew. The ANC government party entered into an active yeasting process from within; the DA/EFF combo along with smaller splinter… more
    Cees Bruggemans 486
  • Oil strength, Gordhan jitters mute fuel drop
    Aug 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Oil strength, Gordhan jitters mute fuel drop

    Renewed oil price strength, and a turnaround in the Rand/US dollar exchange rate, have put the brakes on the substantial drops in fuel prices suggested by mid-August data. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on… more
    Automobile Association 508
  • Volkswagen celebrates 65 years of building people's cars in South Africa
    Aug 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen celebrates 65 years of building…

    VWSA celebrates 65 years in South Africa (31 August) 65 years ago the first South African built Volkswagen rolled off the assembly line in Uitenhage. The Uitenhage manufacturing plant was founded in 1946 as South African Motor Assemblers and… more
    Editor 478
  • Reef Fuel Injection Services (RFI) offers a diesel fuel injector repair programme for all Toyota vehicles including the Hilux, Fortuna and Quantum ranges.
    Aug 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Quality injector repairs for Toyota vehicles

    The recent decrease in new vehicle sales confirms the increasing number of older vehicles on the road today, and this holds true for light commercial vehicles. Now more than ever, fleet owners are under pressure to contain the maintenance costs… more
    Editor 503
  • Virtual vehicle showrooms have arrived already: “We Must Reboot”
    Aug 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Virtual vehicle showrooms have arrived already:…

    “Technology is disrupting every industry worldwide, and motor retail is not going to be spared. Disruption is coming - from online retail to driverless cars - and those who don’t learn to innovate now will find themselves left behind.” This is… more
    Editor 489
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 09/2016
    Aug 30, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 09/2016

    NAACAM SHOW 2017 UPDATE The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa (NAACAM) is pleased to announce that the inaugural NAACAM Show will take place at the ICC Durban from April 5-7 2017. The Show will be… more
    Editor 1247
  • Fading our Reprieve
    Aug 29, 2016 On the Cees

    Fading our Reprieve

    After the nightmarish market blowouts of late 2015 and opening weeks of 2016, our fortune turned, as both Fed and Zuma retreated in their strident positioning. It allowed impressive clawback in Rand and bond yields, further enhanced by the slingshot… more
    Editor 499
  • The key to “zero accidents” is the development from assisted to automated driving on the basis of surrounding sensors.
    Aug 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental expands Advanced Driver Assistance…

    Sustained sales growth with Asian vehicle manufacturers Strengthening of local development through knowledge transfer and staff expansion Increase in the production capacity for radar sensors in the Philippines and China Neil Tang appointed as Head… more
    Editor 580
  • MITTAL vs the Downstream: Steel industry war
    Aug 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MITTAL vs the Downstream: Steel industry war

    The downstream Steel Industry, under siege for decades, is facing its next huge crisis. For many years, ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA), South Africa's dominant liquid steel producer, found the South African steel market to be a favourable playing… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 505
  • Era of Practical Politics
    Aug 29, 2016 On the Cees

    Era of Practical Politics

    The old modern Era of fully inclusive democracy, basically a short interim, started in 1994 and ended in 2004, at which point the ANC hegemony reached its high tide - 69% of the electorate voted in its favour. After that, already some erosion, but… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 512
  • Are you and your car ready for summer?
    Aug 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Are you and your car ready for summer?

    Summer is fast approaching and motorists across South Africa need to ensure that along with the more pleasant weather, their cars, and their attitudes on the road, also need to be in tip-top shape. The Automobile Association (AA) said that drivers… more
    Automobile Association 486
  • Drowsy Driving Persists as Fatal Crash Cause
    Aug 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Drowsy Driving Persists as Fatal Crash Cause

    SA is no stranger to the disastrous consequences emanating from drivers who are drowsy and whose actions impact on the innocent. While estimates of deaths caused by drowsy drivers in the US range from 2% to 20% of all traffic fatalities, safety… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 483
  • Drunk enough to be dismissed?
    Aug 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Drunk enough to be dismissed?

    By Hugo Pienaar and Elizabeth Sonnekus, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr One would think that if an employee is found to be under the influence of alcohol at work it is a straightforward dismissible offence. Recent case law has shown that this is not… more
    Editor 478
  • Nissan and BMW switch on first joint coastal EV charging stations
    Aug 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan and BMW switch on first joint coastal EV…

    Rosslyn, South Africa, August 2016 - Nissan South Africa and BMW Group South Africa have added momentum to Cape Town’s green revolution with the introduction of their first joint electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV)… more
    Editor 520
  • Rider with MS embarks on long voyage to support others
    Aug 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Rider with MS embarks on long voyage to support…

    On Friday 26 August, Johann Nothnagel (61) left Cape Town in an attempt to ride over 4 000 km in support of people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The illness makes riding a motorcycle over such a great distance extremely hard, but biking is something… more
    Editor 696
  • SA overreaction? Or not...?
    Aug 29, 2016 On the Cees

    SA overreaction? Or not...?

    How does one respond to judicial intimidation and political innuendo? Our markets are rule-based, requiring trust in the most basic assumptions. When instead, one is offered ambiguity, active feinting, uncertainty tends to rise, to the point of… more
    Cees Bruggemans 495
  • GMSA's HR Manager Launches Career Advice Journal for Women
    Aug 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GMSA's HR Manager Launches Career Advice Journal…

    Port Elizabeth - In the spirit of celebrating women during Women's Month, General Motors South Africa's (GMSA) human resources (HR) manager launched a journal containing career advice, called Sharing Success. Inspired by the number of women in top… more
    Editor 549
  • Toyota is South Africa's favourite car brand
    Aug 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota is South Africa's favourite car brand

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has scooped the Sunday Times Top Brand award as the best regarded car brand in the Consumer category in 2016. It is the second time that TSAM has won an award in this category. The 2016 survey results were announced… more
    Editor 466
  • Small Business Friday encourages a focus on customer service
    Aug 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Small Business Friday encourages a focus on…

    As South Africa continues to grow and develop its entrepreneurial spirit and build businesses that last, Mike Anderson, Founder & CEO of the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), says that SMEs need to be cognisant of the important role customer… more
    Editor 456
  • Running at full charge - Maintaining your car battery is vital
    Aug 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Running at full charge - Maintaining your car…

    It may be small, but it’s the heartbeat of your vehicle. Your battery delivers the voltage to start your car, provides the power for the electrical mechanisms in your vehicle, and stabilises the energy supply. Battery Hub offers batteries of all… more
    Editor 483
  • Kids not listening? Maybe there’s a reason why
    Aug 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Kids not listening? Maybe there’s a reason why

    With two major motoring events coming up in September, Hearing Protection & Communication (HPC) has warned car fans to consider suitable hearing protection – especially for children. The Festival of Motoring South Africa at Kyalami is just around… more
    Editor 471
  • Being-left-behind Anger
    Aug 26, 2016 On the Cees

    Being-left-behind Anger

    Modern economic development dating from the 1600s has been a turbulent, dynamic affair. A continuous stream of new change agents appearing, even as old interests became outflanked or overwhelmed, some eventually giving way. The adjustment costs of… more
    Editor 467
  • Sugar tax may eat into the economy
    Aug 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Sugar tax may eat into the economy

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