How Porsche indelibly links Kyalami and Le Mans
Jun 13, 2024 Motorsport

How Porsche indelibly links Kyalami and Le Mans

Many Porsche Racing at Kyalami book images could well be of the 24 Hour. With the Le Mans 24 Hour top of mind and, based on its recent form, the possibility of Porsche taking its 20th victory this weekend, the new book, 60 Years of Porsche Racing at…
Alfa Romeo's 1000 Miglia 2024 kicks off
Jun 13, 2024 Motorsport

Alfa Romeo's 1000 Miglia 2024 kicks off

After passing the usual sporting and technical checks, the 42nd 1000 Miglia kicks off on 11 June2024. Over 400 models will be taking part in this year's regularity race for vintage cars, over 50 of which will be Alfa Romeos, making it the largest…
The FMF’s five preconditions for national coalition
Jun 13, 2024 Buzz

The FMF’s five preconditions for national coalition

The Free Market Foundation (FMF) has released its five non-negotiable terms in the formation of a national coalition government or ‘government of national unity,’ should the parties reject a confidence-and-supply option. ‘The FMF remains committed…
Volkswagen Group Africa welcomes new non-executive director
Jun 13, 2024 Buzz

Volkswagen Group Africa welcomes new non-executive director

Volkswagen Group Africa (VWGA) has appointed Yolanda Cuba as a non-executive Director on their Board of Management. Cuba, who joined the Board effective 1 June 2024, is the Vice President for the Southern and East Africa regions for the MTN Group.…
Five stages at the Automechanika Academy
Jun 13, 2024 Buzz

Five stages at the Automechanika Academy

The broad range of topics at Automechanika Frankfurt is also reflected in the Academy programme. The international trade fair offers exciting presentations, talks and panel discussions on pressing issues and the latest developments in the automotive…
Armoured Mobility to Exhibit at Securex South Africa 2024
Jun 11, 2024 Mobility

Armoured Mobility to Exhibit at Securex South Africa 2024

Armoured Mobility is excited to announce its participation in Securex South Africa 2024, the continent’s premier security and fire exhibition. The event will be held from June 11-13 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, offering the…
What to expect from Automechanika 2024
Jun 11, 2024 Buzz

What to expect from Automechanika 2024

Registration for the ninth Automechanika happening from 19-21 November 2024 at the Johannesburg Expo Center is open. Automechanika is the premier event for the automotive service industry in Africa, Automechanika Johannesburg promises an…
Roaring onto the scene: Hilux GR-S III has arrived
Jun 11, 2024 Motoring

Roaring onto the scene: Hilux GR-S III has arrived

The legendary Toyota Hilux reaches new heights of performance, ride comfort and imposing appearance with the Hilux GR-S III. Building on its multiple Dakar Rally-winning heritage, the Hilux GR SPORT III achieves a new pinnacle for Toyota’s…
NEASA Skills Training: Training July 2024
Jun 11, 2024 Buzz

NEASA Skills Training: Training July 2024

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: Occupational Health and Safety - R1 050.00 excl. VAT Firefighting - R860.00 excl. VAT First Aid - R1 100.00 excl. VAT The training will be conducted in…
Tips for buying a used car
Jun 11, 2024 Mobility

Tips for buying a used car

Navigating the maze of options when purchasing a used car demands careful consideration. Before investing, identify your budget and priorities. Ensure to include items like extended warranties and maintenance costs in your plans. “With these car…
What are solutions to our crime crisis?
Jun 11, 2024 Buzz

What are solutions to our crime crisis?

Based on official statistics and the fact of unreported cases, anecdotally, the crime situation seems to be approaching apocalyptic proportions. Yet, the situation is not insurmountable, but it is reversible to a significant extent. All it takes is…
Compensation Fund - Employer Audits
Jun 11, 2024 Buzz

Compensation Fund - Employer Audits

NEASA has, once again, received communication from employers across various industries, regarding their receipt of a Notice of Audit, distributed by audit firms contracted by the Compensation Fund. Such Notices instruct these randomly selected…
LDV D90 Luxury SUV arrives in South Africa
Jun 10, 2024 Motoring

LDV D90 Luxury SUV arrives in South Africa

The first two units of the LDV D90 SUV have arrived in South Africa, making it the first country in the world outside China to receive this new flagship model. The two models – a D90 Elite and D90 Flagship – are in South Africa for customer viewing…
‘Govt of national unity’ co-opts opposition, FMF warns
Jun 10, 2024 Buzz

‘Govt of national unity’ co-opts opposition, FMF warns

The Free Market Foundation (FMF) is warning that the eagerness to form a ‘government of national unity’ risks co-opting the opposition at a time when accountability is most needed. The FMF is cautioning opposition parties to remain sober and reject…
Beware parking pitfalls
Jun 10, 2024 Mobility

Beware parking pitfalls

If asked what the top three locations of car accidents are, it is unlikely parking lots would be quoted by many. Yet, it is one of the most common places for collisions. According to statistics from the National Safety Council in the USA, there are…
Are you prepared for where EVs are going?
Jun 10, 2024 Buzz

Are you prepared for where EVs are going?

EVs Transforming the Industry Announcing June’s FREE webinar: The Future of EV with the Current Headwinds Thursday, June 20 12-1 p.m ET. During this 45-minute crash course, you’ll explore critical topics in the fast-growing EV market including state…
Le Mans awaits Toyota Gazoo Racing
Jun 07, 2024 Motorsport

Le Mans awaits Toyota Gazoo Racing

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing takes on the immense challenge of the Le Mans 24 Hours on 15-16 June targeting its sixth victory in the legendary French race, round four of the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season. As reigning World Champions,…
TecCom e-Invoicing Services Achieve ISO 27001 Certification
Jun 07, 2024 Buzz

TecCom e-Invoicing Services Achieve ISO 27001 Certification

TecAlliance has successfully achieved the ISO/IEC 27001:2022 certification for development, operation and maintenance of SaaS solutions in the area of e-invoicing. This certification affirms TecAlliance’s dedication to excellence in data and process…
Driving design: Lexus inspires Creative Collab with Decorex
Jun 07, 2024 Motoring

Driving design: Lexus inspires Creative Collab with Decorex

Renowned for its design excellence and impeccable craftsmanship, Lexus has once again joined forces with Decorex Africa as the exclusive vehicle partner for the second consecutive year. However, this year Lexus has elevated the collaboration to new…
COIDA: Return Of Earnings: Submission date extended
Jun 07, 2024 Buzz

COIDA: Return Of Earnings: Submission date extended

The submission date for all businesses to submit their annual Return of Earnings (ROEs), has been extended to 30 June 2024. No new Letters of Good Standing (LOGS) will be issued to businesses that fail to timeously file, submit and pay their…
AutoTrader Dealer Convention 2024 Exclusive Highlights
Jun 07, 2024 Buzz

AutoTrader Dealer Convention 2024 Exclusive Highlights

We’re excited to share the highlights from our recent AutoTrader Dealer Convention: Global & local keynote speakers shared latest trends and insights in the automotive industry in South Africa. Engaging discussions from two dynamic panels, led by…
Absa and Renault in South Africa Announce Strategic Alliance
Jun 07, 2024 Buzz

Absa and Renault in South Africa Announce Strategic Alliance

Absa and Renault in South Africa are delighted to announce a strategic alliance designed to drive market-leading growth for both businesses. This partnership brings to market the launch of Renault Financial Services, a finance product of Absa, aimed…
TEPA advocating for a safer and more sustainable future
Jun 07, 2024 Buzz

TEPA advocating for a safer and more sustainable future

This week on Wednesday 5 June 2024, businesses, governments and people around the world celebrated World Environment Day focuses on land restoration, desertification and drought resilience under the slogan “Our land. Our future. We are…
5 Keys to Entrepreneurial Success
Jun 07, 2024 Buzz

5 Keys to Entrepreneurial Success

Celebrating a woman’s accomplishments in the evolving business landscape In a world where female entrepreneurship is gaining momentum, Jacqueline van Rooijen, Business Growth Consultant and Director at Ycagel exemplifies resilience and innovation.…
JAC Motors produces 300,000th T-Series double-cab bakkie
Jun 06, 2024 Buzz

JAC Motors produces 300,000th T-Series double-cab bakkie

JAC Motors has just rolled off its 300,000th T-Series double-cab bakkie from the Yangzhou production line in the Jiangsu Province, in China, coinciding with its 60th birthday celebrations. While it took 13 years to produce 200,000 T-Series bakkies,…
Toyota South Africa Motors Backs the Ultimate Human Race
Jun 05, 2024 Buzz

Toyota South Africa Motors Backs the Ultimate Human Race

A partnership spanning two decades, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) continues its support of the 2024 Comrades Marathon. With just 4 days left, the 97th Comrades Marathon will be the 49th Up Run on Sunday, 9 June 2024, starting at the Durban City…
The all-new BMW 1 Series
Jun 05, 2024 Motoring

The all-new BMW 1 Series

The pioneer of driving pleasure in the premium compact segment is entering its fourth model generation. With a dynamic design presence, a completely revised drive portfolio and extensively improved chassis technology, the new BMW 1 Series has…
South Africa’s 2024 election: what the numbers tell us
Jun 05, 2024 Buzz

South Africa’s 2024 election: what the numbers tell us

This election was a seismic disaster for the ruling African National Congress (ANC), and also might not be as good for its breakaway uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) faction as widely presumed. What the ANC laments might be what the country needs. This is an…
FMF calls for ‘No-alition’ government in SA
Jun 05, 2024 Buzz

FMF calls for ‘No-alition’ government in SA

The Free Market Foundation (FMF) has urged political parties in South Africa to reject all possible coalition arrangements in favour of a ‘no-alition’ confidence-and-supply alternative. In the wake of the historic 29 May election, which saw South…
Charged for success with lithium-ion batteries
Jun 04, 2024 Mobility

Charged for success with lithium-ion batteries

Within South Africa’s unpredictable energy environment, the lithium-ion battery has emerged as the star player for operations wanting to ensure their material handling equipment experiences as little downtime as possible. From forklifts and pallet…
Excitement builds for East London Motor Mech Show at Port Rex
Jun 04, 2024 Buzz

Excitement builds for East London Motor Mech Show at Port Rex

With just under two weeks to go, excitement is building in preparation for the third successive Motor Mech show which is once again being held by the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry…
Toyota still South Africa’s go to car brand
Jun 04, 2024 Buzz

Toyota still South Africa’s go to car brand

Toyota South Africa Motors’ market share showed a steady increase, landing at 23,7%, moving 1,3% notches up compared to the previous month. Domestic new vehicle sales in May 2024 were at 37,105 units, reflected a substantial decrease of 6,137 units,…
New vehicle sales out-voted by elections
Jun 04, 2024 Buzz

Wesbank: New vehicle sales out-voted by elections

South Africans voted with their feet during May, focusing on the election polls rather than vehicle showroom floors. New vehicle sales declined 14,2% year-on-year as consumers and business played their final waiting card in search of political…
National election jitters impacted new vehicle sales
Jun 04, 2024 Buzz

naamsa: National election jitters impacted new vehicle sales

The encouraging performance in the new vehicle market during April 2024 was short-lived as national election jitters applied a handbrake on purchases of big-ticket items such as vehicles. Reflecting on the new vehicle sales statistics naamsa | The…
Strategies for talent retention and growth
Jun 03, 2024 Buzz

Strategies for talent retention and growth

Attracting and retaining top talent is a multifaceted endeavour that requires a strategic and holistic approach. Pienaar Zietsman, Chief Financial Officer at Amplifin – a leading payment solutions company - comments on strategies to nurture a…
Positive fuel outlook for motorists in June
Jun 03, 2024 Buzz

Positive fuel outlook for motorists in June

Association again calls for fuel price review saying it is now long overdue A stronger average Rand/ US Dollar exchange rate in May, and lower international product prices are driving local fuel pricing downward and South Africans can expect good…
EQUIP AUTO presents its new event:  THE EXTRA MILE
Jun 03, 2024 Buzz

EQUIP AUTO presents its new event: THE EXTRA MILE

EQUIP AUTO, the international benchmark event for automotive aftersales and services for connected mobility, today announced the launch of its brand new event: THE EXTRA MILE by EQUIP AUTO, which will be held on Wednesday 16 October 2024 at La Seine…
MINI United 2024 shows Big Love for new MINI Family
Jun 03, 2024 Motoring

MINI United 2024 shows Big Love for new MINI Family

MINI South Africa will roll out its signature Big Love for the new MINI Family at a very special festival in September. MINI United 2024, a tailor-made, one-day-only experience for MINI lovers 18 years and older will descend on The Ground in…
Windscreen need replacement? Beware of substandard parts
Jun 03, 2024 Buzz

Windscreen need replacement? Beware of substandard parts

Modern windscreens are considered a “life and limb” part of any modern vehicle. The windscreen forms part of the structure of the vehicle. It is one of the most important safety devices on a vehicle body and is considered a safety critical…
Rally Italia Sardegna delivers another win for Hyundai
Jun 03, 2024 Motorsport

Rally Italia Sardegna delivers another win for Hyundai

Hyundai Motorsport is celebrating a fantastic finish to Rally Italia Sardegna, the sixth round of the FIA World Rally Championship season (WRC), where Ott Tänak snatched victory on the final stage of the event by just two tenths of a second. The…
Executive Pay: A Ticking Time Bomb or a Reward for Success?
Jun 03, 2024 Buzz

Executive Pay: A Ticking Time Bomb or a Reward for Success?

“In the world of business, crafting an effective incentive plan for executives can be as nuanced as a gourmet recipe—get the mix wrong, and you could end up with something less palatable than expected. It's a high-stakes game where the ingredients…
Prioritising fleet driver safety
Jun 03, 2024 Mobility

Prioritising fleet driver safety

The convenience of e-commerce transactions during and following the upheavals of Covid has catalysed South Africa's embrace of online retail and fuelled a substantial contribution to heightened activity within the nation's freight and logistics…
Leading Automotive Magazine Honors DENSO's Judy Finn
Jun 03, 2024 Buzz

Leading Automotive Magazine Honors DENSO's Judy Finn

― Finn inducted into aftermarketNews' 2024 Class of Women at the Wheel ― Leading automotive industry magazine, aftermarketNews, has named DENSO's National Account Sales Manager Judy Finn to its 2024 Class of Women at the Wheel. Each year, the…
Tyrexpo Asia 2024 creates an enthusiastic storm in Bangkok
Jun 03, 2024 Buzz

Tyrexpo Asia 2024 creates an enthusiastic storm in Bangkok

The recent Tyrexpo Asia 2024 show held in Bangkok was proven to be an outstanding success as the very first dedicated Tyre & Accessories Equipment show staged in Thailand, by the event organisers, Informa Markets. The event was jointly opened by…
Changing the Rhythm of Trucking at RFA Convention 2024
May 31, 2024 Mobility

Changing the Rhythm of Trucking at RFA Convention 2024

“Cometh the hour, cometh the trucker … Remember that YOU are my Man in the Arena”. These powerful words and significant call to action, spoken by Road Freight Association (RFA) Chairperson Penwell Lunga, were the high impact opening of the 2024…
The new BMW M3 Sedan, the new BMW M3 Touring
May 31, 2024 Motoring

The new BMW M3 Sedan, the new BMW M3 Touring

They stand as custodians of a legendary badge and prime examples of the exhilarating performance and unrestricted everyday usability long established as a speciality blend of BMW M GmbH. And now the multi-faceted BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M3 Touring have…
EVs Aren’t Going Anywhere …
May 31, 2024 Buzz

EVs Aren’t Going Anywhere …

They’re EVerywhere: Electric Vehicles & the Automotive Aftermarket Special tools. Special training. Special products. While they might have wheels and windshields, electric vehicles are nothing like their predecessors — and understanding their…
Young entrepreneur embodies the spirit of youth month
May 30, 2024 Buzz

Young entrepreneur embodies the spirit of youth month

June is youth month and this year it will be celebrated under the theme “Accelerating youth economic emancipation for a sustainable future.” No one epitomises the potential of youth more than 26 year old Dylan Petzer, who heads up several SMEs and…
Stellantis Announces Changes in Leadership Team
May 30, 2024 Buzz

Stellantis Announces Changes in Leadership Team

Stellantis has announced the following organizational changes, effective June 1, 2024. Luca Napolitano is appointed Chief Sales & Marketing Officer in addition to his current responsibility as Lancia brand CEO. Luca replaces Thierry Koskas who,…
Autopromotec 2025 goes green
May 30, 2024 Buzz

Autopromotec 2025 goes green

New digital registration procedure opened, organisers becoming more focused on sustainability. Growth trend confirmed with pre-registrations Autopromotec, the automotive equipment and aftermarket exhibition scheduled from 21 to 24 May 2025 at the…
Vote Fleet Safety Awards
May 29, 2024 Mobility

Vote Fleet Safety Awards

Today South Africa is going to the polls for their sixth democratic elections. While the importance many attach to making their mark towards a democratic society is evidence of their strong views, there is another issue where South Africans and…
Tiggo 8 Pro MAX gets full marks from ANCAP
May 29, 2024 Mobility

Tiggo 8 Pro MAX gets full marks from ANCAP

The flagship Chery Tiggo 8 Pro MAX has received another feather in its cap. On Friday, 24 May, this model received a prestigious five-star rating, the highest possible, from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The ANCAP star ratings…
The ManufaThe Manufacturing Indaba has partnered with WhatTheForesightacturing Indaba has partnered with What The Foresight
May 29, 2024 Buzz

The Manufacturing Indaba has partnered with WhatTheForesight

The Manufacturing Indaba has partnered with WhatTheForesight to understand your needs as a manufacturing business so we can create more engaging and applicable content and sessions for our next Indaba (on the 22 – 23 October 2024). You will be able…
Peugeot and Captain Cause have joined forces
May 28, 2024 Buzz

Peugeot and Captain Cause have joined forces

ALLOWING EMPLOYEES OF THE AUTOMOTIVE BRAND TO SUPPORT EDUCATIONAL, SOLIDARITY-BASED, AND ECOLOGICAL INITIATIVES ALLURE – PEUGEOT focuses its efforts on education, the key to a sustainable world. EMOTION – PEUGEOT is proud to support major…
Volvo to launch hydrogen-powered trucks
May 28, 2024 Mobility

Volvo to launch hydrogen-powered trucks

Volvo Trucks is developing trucks with combustion engines that run on hydrogen. On-road tests with trucks using hydrogen in combustion engines will begin in 2026, and theglobal commercial launch is planned towards the end of this decade. Trucks that…
TGR Junior Academy Drivers Light Up Vereeniging
May 28, 2024 Motorsport

TGR Junior Academy Drivers Light Up Vereeniging

Toyota Gazoo Racing's Junior Academy did their regional karting aspirations no harm with several good performances at Vereeniging Raceway this past weekend following Round 3 of the Northern Regions Kart Championships. Tshepang Shisinwana, the…
MasterDrive reflects on the last 25 years
May 28, 2024 Buzz

MasterDrive reflects on the last 25 years

The MasterDrive team marked the organisation’s 25th anniversary during a team get together. Memories spanning the last 25 years were shared and appreciation expressed for the integral people and events that shaped MasterDrive into what it is today.…
Skipping your car service? Think about the risks
May 28, 2024 Mobility

Skipping your car service? Think about the risks

A vehicle is a valuable investment that makes your life easier – getting you to work so you can earn a salary, taking you to visit much-loved family members and friends and helping you transport heavy items from A to B. It makes sense to look after…
Chery honours top dealers, partners and customers at gala event
May 27, 2024 Buzz

Chery honours top dealers, partners and customers at gala event

hery South Africa hosted its dealers, business partners and key customers at a gala event in Sandton on Friday, 24 May. The event celebrated the past year’s record-breaking performance and honoured the best dealers in the Chery network. Chery also…
Count down to Cars in the Park on August 4, 2024
May 27, 2024 Motoring

Count down to Cars in the Park on August 4, 2024

The count-down to South Africa’s biggest classic car event has begun in earnest. On August 4, 2024, the 42nd Cars in the Park will take place at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria, and the signs are that once again the event will be bigger and…
Enhancing biodiversity is in Volkswagen’s nature
May 27, 2024 Buzz

Enhancing biodiversity is in Volkswagen’s nature

Achieving a Zero Impact Factory involves more than just transitioning to renewable energy and conserving water; it also requires enhancing biodiversity. In celebration of Biodiversity Day on May 22, Volkswagen Group Africa (VWGA) employees planted…
The ‘rooi gevaar’: it’s not okay to be a socialist
May 27, 2024 Buzz

The ‘rooi gevaar’: it’s not okay to be a socialist

Bell Pottinger is back. For at least a few months now, not one social media thread about the Democratic Alliance (DA) or another party in the Multi-Party Charter (MPC) goes by without someone accusing them of ‘ fearmongering. The reality is simpler:…
Porsche Racing at Kyalami publishers celebrating with quality giveaways
May 27, 2024 Motorsport

New Kyalami Porsche book racing to print

Porsche Racing at Kyalami publishers celebrating with quality giveaways The publishers are readying the exclusive new book, 60 Years of Porsche Racing at Kyalami, for print with final layouts and editing taking place. To celebrate, they’re offering…
Use the FORCES to prep for winter
May 27, 2024 Mobility

Use the FORCES to prep for winter

While many provinces may still be experiencing four seasons in one day, the definite cold weather that comes with June is just weeks away. Use this time wisely and get your vehicle ready for winter. The CEO of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, says a…
AC Cobra GT Roadster hits the road for clients
May 27, 2024 Motoring

AC Cobra GT Roadster hits the road for clients

AC Cars, Britain’s oldest active vehicle manufacturer, has started the first dynamic demonstrations and experience drives with the stunning new AC Cobra GT Roadster, showing the sensational sports car to clients as well as VIP guests. A key step in…
Renault announces Dealer of The year Award winners
May 27, 2024 Buzz

Renault announces Dealer of The year Award winners

Renault South Africa, part of Motus, held its Annual Dealer of the Year Awards ceremony recently, honouring dealerships and motor groups for their success in 2023. Held at The Maslow Time Square in Pretoria, the annual gala event shone a spotlight…
BYD Dolphin joins the Welcoming the Whales party
May 27, 2024 Motoring

BYD Dolphin joins the Welcoming the Whales party

In keeping with the spirit of togetherness it fosters each year, the 2024 Welcoming the Whales Festival in Nelson Mandela Bay will even share the spotlight with a pod of Dolphins – though not of the oceangoing variety. This year’s celebration of the…
South Africa’s unique path to internet dominance
May 24, 2024 Buzz

South Africa’s unique path to internet dominance

South Africa's digital landscape is evolving rapidly, with the country occupying the top spot for time spent online in the fourth quarter of 2023. Internet users in South Africa spent more than nine hours and 32 minutes online per day, ranking first…
The South African taxpayer needs a break
May 24, 2024 Buzz

The South African taxpayer needs a break

In South Africa, we are subjected to a state that provides education, healthcare, and employment for citizens. However, since a state does not generate any funds without those very citizens being taxed first, this has led to high taxation rates for…
Tesla sells over 30 Cybertrucks daily in 2024
May 24, 2024 Mobility

Tesla sells over 30 Cybertrucks daily in 2024

Amid the slowdown in the general electric vehicle market, Tesla's Cybertruck model is emerging as a crucial asset for the company in navigating the current market conditions. The company is now experiencing a steady growth in Cybertruck sales in the…
Leaders in logistics unpack risk resilience
May 23, 2024 Mobility

Leaders in logistics unpack risk resilience

The business environment in South Africa is fraught with risks. Now that the elections are looming, experts in the logistics industry are urging companies to put measures in place to ensure that they can mitigate any risk and uncertainty that may…
Safeguarding Cargo Transport Amidst Rising Risks
May 23, 2024 Mobility

Safeguarding Cargo Transport Amidst Rising Risks

Civil unrest, riots and crime are persistent threats businesses across South Africa pay extra attention to in the run-up to and after the national elections. These risks hold significant implications for transport operators, notably those in…
GetWorth: Crazy days in the used car market
May 23, 2024 Mobility

GetWorth: Crazy days in the used car market

The used car market has had a crazy few years. For many people, their car is their largest or one of their largest assets and it is worth keeping up with what is happening in the market. Used car company, getWorth, has been gathering data and…
Lexus continues partnership with the RMB Latitudes Art Fair
May 23, 2024 Buzz

Lexus continues partnership with the RMB Latitudes Art Fair

The RMB Latitudes Art Fair returns to Johannesburg from Friday, 24 – Sunday, 26 May for its second edition at the Shepstone Gardens with Lexus South Africa as its exclusive vehicle partner. Notably the largest online marketplace for art from Africa,…
Fast cats and fast cars collide for good
May 23, 2024 Buzz

Fast cats and fast cars collide for good

This month, the racing suit of one of F1s brightest young stars, Oscar Piastri, went up for auction to raise much needed funds for the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre at the De Wildt Cheetah Research Centre near Hartbeespoort. The suit was worn during…
The invisible enemy in South Africa's logistics industry
May 22, 2024 Mobility

The invisible enemy in South Africa's logistics industry

The South African logistics industry is the backbone of the nation's economy, playing a vital role in driving trade and ensuring smooth supply chains. However, this sector, like many others, faces a hidden threat: internal fraud. While external…
Bertholdt take Zwartkops Volkswagen Rookie Cup double
May 22, 2024 Motorsport

Bertholdt take Zwartkops Volkswagen Rookie Cup double

The Volkswagen Motorsport Rookie Cup delivered close and exciting second round action as its young guns entertained at Zwartkops’ Extreme Festival on Saturday. All eyes may have been on young Durbanite Dhivyen Naidoo following his dominant…
Harvesting success through the power of partnerships
May 22, 2024 Mobility

Harvesting success through the power of partnerships

From lithium-ion batteries to fork vibration dampeners and other innovative solutions, advances in technology are reshaping the agricultural industry. To reap the benefits of this technological shift, farmers need to partner with industry-leading…
Hot Hyundai IONIQ 5 N bags 2 more coveted awards
May 21, 2024 Motoring

Hot Hyundai IONIQ 5 N bags 2 more coveted awards

The multiple award-winning Hyundai IONIQ 5 N has added two more coveted honours to its expanding trophy cabinet by being named Best EV Hot Hatch at the 2024 TopGear.com Electric Awards, and being named the best electric performance car in the world…
Employment Equity 2024 EE reporting period
May 21, 2024 Buzz

Employment Equity 2024 EE reporting period

All designated employers must submit their 2024 Employment Equity (EE) reports via the online system of the Department of Employment and Labour. The 2024 EE reporting period will open from 1 September 2024 to 15 January 2025. NEASA empowers…
Registration for Automechanika 2024 is open
May 21, 2024 Buzz

Registration for Automechanika 2024 is open

Registration for the ninth Automechanika happening from 19-21 November 2024 at the Johannesburg Expo Center is now open. South Africa’s premier international trade fair for the automotive aftermarket and service industry is back at NASREC once…
Strength of UK automotive industry showcased in Japan 
May 20, 2024 Buzz

Strength of UK automotive industry showcased in Japan 

Working closely with the Japanese Embassy and on behalf of the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK (APC) are delighted to present the latest in government-backed advanced automotive battery technologies and…
Fronx wins category, second overall in SA COTY
May 20, 2024 Motoring

Fronx wins category, second overall in SA COTY

Suzuki has added two very special pieces of silverware to its trophy cabinet last week. South Africa’s compact car specialist received the winner’s trophy in the Budget and Compact Vehicle category of the SA Car of the Year (COTY) Competition,…
Toyota South Africa Motors Thrills at Nampo 2024
May 17, 2024 Buzz

Toyota South Africa Motors Thrills at Nampo 2024

The maize jewel of the country is the backdrop for Toyota South Africa Motors’ (TSAM) showcase at the prestigious annual event. TSAM’s interpretation of the theme “Agriculture in a Digital Age”, was more of an outdoor/agricultural take incorporating…
Changing weather causing havoc for road users
May 17, 2024 Mobility

Changing weather causing havoc for road users

Drivers urged to act with caution given changing weather patterns Extreme weather conditions, coupled with the deteriorating rate of South Africa’s roads, is creating a ‘perfect storm’ for road users. This is the view of Molebatsi Langa, head of…
Fuel decreases on the horizon
May 16, 2024 Buzz

Fuel decreases on the horizon

Significant decreases in fuel prices across the board are expected in June based on current unaudited mid-month data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF), says the Automobile Association (AA). According to the data, 95ULP is expected to drop by around…
EVs for the environment?
May 16, 2024 Mobility

EVs for the environment?

The pollution and energy challenges across the world inspired the South African government to dedicate a month to energy education. This year Energy Month is in May. Electric Vehicles (EV) are often propagated as one solutions to carbon pollution,…
Why own a car when you can subscribe to it?
May 16, 2024 Mobility

Why own a car when you can subscribe to it?

Do you remember buying your first car? The feeling of picking up the keys for the first time, smelling that new car smell, and getting out onto the road. This may be a fond memory for many drivers, but the truth is that car ownership is cumbersome…
Top reasons to exhibit at Manufacturing Indaba
May 16, 2024 Buzz

Top reasons to exhibit at Manufacturing Indaba

JOIN US TO CONNECT, MEET, ENGAGE AND DO MANUFACTURING BUSINESS! Exhibiting at the Manufacturing Indaba provides a unique opportunity to showcase your company, establish valuable connections, and seize growth opportunities in Africa's evolving…
COIDA: Submit your Return of Earnings (ROE) now!
May 16, 2024 Buzz

COIDA: Submit your Return of Earnings (ROE) now!

All Letters of Good Standing (LOGS) issued by the Compensation Fund to COIDA-compliant businesses, expired on 30 April 2024. No new LOGS will be issued to businesses that fail to timeously file, submit and pay their assessment based on their annual…
Stellantis variety for all at NAMPO 2024
May 16, 2024 Mobility

Stellantis variety for all at NAMPO 2024

The Stellantis stand at NAMPO 2024 shares lots in common with the legendary harvest day exhibition as it celebrates connectivity for sustainable growth. The products on display from FIAT, Citroën, Alfa Romeo, the Jeep® brand, PEUGEOT and Opel are…
Stellantis South Africa: plant in Coega is forging ahead
May 16, 2024 Buzz

Stellantis South Africa: plant in Coega is forging ahead

The final building blocks for the establishment of South Africa’s latest automotive manufacturing site have been laid, paving the way for construction to begin shortly at the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Gqeberha, Nelson Mandela Bay the…
Hyundai regains championship lead in Rally de Portugal
May 15, 2024 Motorsport

Hyundai regains championship lead in Rally de Portugal

Hyundai Motorsport has added to its podium tally and taken the lead of the manufacturers’ championship, whilst also extending its drivers’ championship lead, with hard-fought second and third place finishes at Rally de Portugal over the past…
MasterDrive shines at Simola Hillclimb
May 15, 2024 Motorsport

MasterDrive shines at Simola Hillclimb

In the fourth consecutive year of involvement, the 2024 Simola Hillclimb became witness to MasterDrive's ever-expanding role in the event and the accolades achieved. Starting as the providers of safety cars, MasterDrive's contribution has since…
The five extra minutes that could save your life
May 15, 2024 Mobility

The five extra minutes that could save your life

Buying tyres or component parts for your car is often a grudge purchase, and to be honest, for most people visiting a tyre fitment centre does not quite hold the same appeal as browsing through a hardware store for new gadgets. “The reality,” says…
A Must Read: Staring into the dark cave of ideology
May 15, 2024 Buzz

A Must Read: Staring into the dark cave of ideology

By Donald Mackay So many of SA’s policies are deliberately formulated on a lean diet devoid of facts In exciting news last week trade, industry & competition minister Ebrahim Patel announced that “[t]he master plan for the clothing, textile,…
JAC Motors Opens New State-Of-The-Art Parts Warehouse
May 15, 2024 Buzz

JAC Motors Opens New State-Of-The-Art Parts Warehouse

Seven years since entering the South African market, JAC Motors SA boasts over 70 dealerships across Southern Africa, offering a variety of double-cab bakkies, forward-cab workhorses, and MCV and HCV trucks. The company recently introduced its new…
The Beapo Good Story
May 15, 2024 Buzz

The Beapo Good Story

It was a regular day when a crucial email popped into our inbox – a purchase order from one of our esteemed clients urgently needing a batch of engines. Their operations hinged on these engines and time was of the essence. However, an unexpected…
World Premiere of New Opel Frontera
May 15, 2024 Motoring

World Premiere of New Opel Frontera

A few weeks ago, Opel released the first images of the new Frontera; today the spacious, comfortable, new compact SUV for outdoor fans and families is celebrating its world premiere. In Istanbul, Opel CEO Florian Huettl, together with Mark Adams,…
SAPICS hosts AGM and appoints new Directors
May 14, 2024 Mobility

SAPICS hosts AGM and appoints new Directors

At its recent Annual General Meeting (AGM), SAPICS (The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management) shared the successful outcomes of an organisational restructuring embarked on last year. The association also reaffirmed its commitment to…
The commercial vehicle aftermarket: artery of economic growth
May 14, 2024 Buzz

The commercial vehicle aftermarket: artery of economic growth

In the run-up to the November 2024 editions of Automechanika Johannesburg and Futuroad Expo ,the second in a series of four Breakfast events for CEO’s and senior industry leaders was hosted by Messe Frankfurt South Africa at the Kyalami Grand Prix…
Informal Workshop Webinar: Initiator Training 19 June 2024
May 14, 2024 Buzz

Informal Workshop Webinar: Initiator Training 19 June 2024

INITIATOR TRAINING NEASA will be conducting an informal workshop webinar to ensure that business owners, managers, HR and IR managers are adequately trained to initiate disciplinary hearings successfully. OBJECTIVES The objectives include providing…
Back again! AAPEX Education Online
May 14, 2024 Buzz

Back again! AAPEX Education Online

Expand Your Knowledge We’re excited to announce that AAPEX Education Online is back for another year! And this time we’ve expanded it to provide you with even more critical information that directly affects you and the entire global automotive…
Volkswagen Motorsport leads the way to Zwartkops
May 14, 2024 Motorsport

Volkswagen Motorsport leads the way to Zwartkops

Volkswagen Motorsport is in complete control as the team heads to Zwartkops Raceway for the third round of National Championship Extreme Festival races in Pretoria on Saturday 18 May. Just one championship point separates team drivers, the…
Frustrating weekend for quick Andrew at Brands Hatch
May 14, 2024 Motorsport

Frustrating weekend for quick Andrew at Brands Hatch

South African race driver Andrew Rackstraw came away frustrated from his second weekend of Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Brands Hatch in England. The Capetonian showed great speed, but it was not to be his weekend. “It was one of those weekends!” Andrew…
bpSA celebrates 100 years in South Africa
May 14, 2024 Buzz

bpSA celebrates 100 years in South Africa

bp Southern Africa (bpSA) notches up one hundred years of fueling South Africa this month, on 9 May 2024 to be precise, and will use the milestone to refresh and re-energise for the next century and beyond. A programme of centenary events is planned…
New product galore as GWM heads as one to NAMPO
May 14, 2024 Buzz

New product galore as GWM heads as one to NAMPO

South Africa’s farmers will be the first to experience the new GWM P500 bakkie, TANK 500 and NEW Jolion SUV when the country’s leading Chinese motor vehicle manufacturer heads as One to the 2024 NAMPO extravaganza in the week of 14 to 17 May. Now…
2024 MEIBC Negotiations Concluded
May 14, 2024 Buzz

2024 MEIBC Negotiations Concluded

NEASA NOT A SIGNATORY TO THE AGREEMENT BUSINESS GROWTH AND JOB CREATION NOT A PRIORITY FOR THE SIGNATORIES By Gerhard Papenfus The decline of the Steel Industry is set to continue. Today, the employer federation Seifsa (representing a mere 10% of…
TG Lynes brings electric truck to London streets
May 14, 2024 Mobility

TG Lynes brings electric truck to London streets

Heating, plumbing and air movement materials supplier TG Lynes has become one of the first businesses to operate a 7.5 tonne electric truck on the streets of London. Enfield-based TG Lynes is leading the sustainable transport charge by investing in…
Ogier and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing triumph again
May 13, 2024 Motorsport

Ogier and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing triumph again

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team’s Sébastien Ogier has secured a second successive win with his record-breaking sixth victory at the Rally de Portugal. Just like in the previous round on the asphalt roads of Croatia, Ogier and co-driver Vincent…
Cannabis in the workplace: Back in the spotlight
May 13, 2024 Buzz

Cannabis in the workplace: Back in the spotlight

By Luthando Nondaba The recent Barloworld judgment handed down by the Labour Appeal Court (LAC), in which an employer was ordered to pay a former employee more than R1 million in compensation, has once again put a spotlight on cannabis usage and the…
Exploring the All-Terrain Excellence of the B40 PLUS
May 10, 2024 Motoring

Exploring the All-Terrain Excellence of the B40 PLUS

Discover the rugged versatility of the BAIC B40 PLUS, a compact 4X4 designed to tackle any adventure with ease. Whether you're navigating city streets or exploring off-road trails, the B40 PLUS delivers a powerful and capable performance that is…
SUV body shape leading new vehicle sales demand
May 10, 2024 Buzz

SUV body shape leading new vehicle sales demand

New vehicle sales for the first quarter of 2024 (130 798 units) were 5.6% down from Q1-2023, according to naamsa, and 0.1% up when compared to Q4-2023. Around 85% of the quarterly total represented sales through the Dealer channel. New vehicle…
NEASA Skills Training: Training June 2024
May 10, 2024 Buzz

NEASA Skills Training: Training June 2024

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: Occupational Health and Safety - R1 050.00 excl. VAT Firefighting - R860.00 excl. VAT First Aid - R1 100.00 excl. VAT The training will be conducted in…
AI Adoption in African Manufacturing
May 10, 2024 Buzz

AI Adoption in African Manufacturing

The upcoming Manufacturing Indaba is set to feature a pivotal discussion on AI adoption in African manufacturing, signalling a significant step towards innovation and growth in the sector. The Manufacturing Indaba will provide a platform for…
Getworth's expert tips: escaping the car loan sinkhole
May 10, 2024 Mobility

Getworth's expert tips: escaping the car loan sinkhole

More and more consumers are finding themselves in financially exposed positions with their car loans. When you owe more on your car than its current market value, it's called being "underwater" on the loan. According to Chantellé Henning, Head of…
A guide to keeping high mileage cars running smoothly
May 10, 2024 Mobility

A guide to keeping high mileage cars running smoothly

Today’s cars are built to last, but as the kilometres on your car continue to climb, it becomes increasingly important to take a proactive approach to car maintenance. “High mileage cars require a little extra love and special attention to keep them…
Volkswagen adds TSI engine into Polo Sedan model range
May 09, 2024 Motoring

Volkswagen adds TSI engine into Polo Sedan model range

Volkswagen Polo Sedan model range has been expanded with the addition of the 85kW 1.0 TSI engine. The new engine will be offered with the Life and Style derivatives. The Polo Sedan Life comes standard with keyless entry and start, rear view camera,…
BMW 7 Series Wins 2024 SA Car of The Year Competition
May 09, 2024 Motoring

BMW 7 Series Wins 2024 SA Car of The Year Competition

The BMW 7 Series clinched the 2024 SA Car of the Year (COTY) title at a prestigious gala event held on the 8th of May in Johannesburg. Among 18 finalists, it emerged as a standout contender, impressing COTY jurors from the South African Guild of…
LDV T60 range now officially on sale
May 08, 2024 Motoring

LDV T60 range now officially on sale

One of Australia’s favourite Utes are now available for sale in sunny South Africa. LDV South Africa today unveiled the details of its full range of pick-ups, with prices that start at R480 000. There will be ten distinct LDV T60 double cab pick-ups…
How to repair steering and suspension parts?
May 08, 2024 Buzz

How to repair steering and suspension parts?

INSPECTION & REPAIR TIPS FOR EXPERTS. Here’s the deal with keeping your car’s steering and suspension in tip-top shape! It’s a great idea to give those parts a once-over every year to see if they’re wearing out. If you spot any issues, it’s crucial…
MasterDrive celebrates 25 years
May 08, 2024 Buzz

MasterDrive celebrates 25 years

May of 2024 marks MasterDrive’s 25th year in business. This is a proud achievement for the MasterDrive team. It created the opportunity to help individuals become the best drivers possible, and organisations to prioritise employees’ safety and play…
Thule partners with SA’s top selling vehicle brand
May 08, 2024 Buzz

Thule partners with SA’s top selling vehicle brand

Thule, the Swedish manufacturer of vehicle accessories, is well known for their range of vehicle related products that are specially designed for the transportation of precious leisure equipment. In a new partnership buyers and owners of Toyota’s…
Mitsubishi Triton graduates to Shogun status
May 07, 2024 Motoring

Mitsubishi Triton graduates to Shogun status

Mitsubishi are giving their evergreen Triton the Shogun treatment, which encompasses a variety of unique touches and additional functional equipment. This limited-edition model is sure to appeal to enthusiasts while continuing to offer excellent…
Saving the planet with the principles of circularity
May 07, 2024 Buzz

Saving the planet with the principles of circularity

As our natural resources dwindle and carbon emissions rise, circular supply chains are becoming more critical than ever. According to author and circular supply chain guru Deborah Dull, we can save the planet using the principles of circularity.…
Manage your fuel - A healthy car is not a fuel guzzler
May 07, 2024 Mobility

Manage your fuel - A healthy car is not a fuel guzzler

With South African’s reeling from the fourth consecutive month increase in the petrol price this year, keeping your car in tip top performance, managing the number and length of ones trips as well as the speed one travels, has never been more…
Still way ahead in sales despite seasonal retail dip
May 07, 2024 Buzz

Still way ahead in sales despite seasonal retail dip

There were some signs of green shoots’ recovery as the automotive market reversed its downward spiral for the first time in over eight months. Domestic new vehicle sales of 38,172 units, reflected an increase of 814 units, or a gain of 2,2%, from…
Chemical Logistics Racing wins Simola Hillclimb overall
May 07, 2024 Motorsport

Chemical Logistics Racing wins Simola Hillclimb overall

Chemical Logistics Racing enjoyed a splendid change of pace over the weekend as Robert Wolk emerged a dominant King of the Hill overall winner of the Simola Hillclimb. C2 class winner Ian Schofield meanwhile won the C2 class en route to a splendid…
Goodyear South Africa Appoints New Managing Director
May 06, 2024 Buzz

Goodyear South Africa Appoints New Managing Director

Goodyear South Africa has appointed Paul Gerrad to the position of Managing Director effective from 1 May 2024. Gerrard takes over from Richard Fourie, who led the company for two years from April 2022. A seasoned leader with deep experience in…
Suzuki maintains sales momentum in April
May 06, 2024 Buzz

Suzuki maintains sales momentum in April

Suzuki Auto South Africa has started its new financial year, and the second quarter of the calendar year, with a bang. The group and its dealers delivered 4 891 vehicles to South African customers for a 35% increase in its sales performance compared…
Chery proves long-distance performance of PHEV models
May 06, 2024 Mobility

Chery proves long-distance performance of PHEV models

To alleviate any new energy vehicle (NEV) range fears that might still exist, Chery recently put two of its flagship models through its paces in a real-life, long distance endurance test. From 25 to 26 April Chery tested the endurance capability and…
Suzuki conquers the Simola Hill
May 06, 2024 Motorsport

Suzuki conquers the Simola Hill

Suzuki Auto South Africa dominated the Class A1 podium at this year’s Simola Hill Climb in Knysna. The group entered three Suzuki Swift Sport hot hatches in this year’s race and promptly shattered its lap record. Furthermore, all three cars set lap…
Blip of positivity for April new vehicle sales
May 03, 2024 Mobility

Blip of positivity for April new vehicle sales

New vehicle sales showed a blip of positivity during April, increasing 2,2% year-on-year to 38,172 units. But the market will be wary of it being false hope against the pending elections, high interest rate environment, and the seemingly relentless…
TyreXpo Asia Bangkok 2024 - The future of tyres is here!
May 03, 2024 Buzz

TyreXpo Asia Bangkok 2024 - The future of tyres is here!

Tyrexpo Asia Show Series makes its debut in a new venue in Bangkok, Thailand promising to continue the ongoing momentum in the international tyre industry’s strong recovery following four years of uncertainty from COVID restrictions and fragile…
MasterDrive takes Simola Hillclimb
May 03, 2024 Motorsport

MasterDrive takes Simola Hillclimb

The MasterDrive team is taking on the Simola Hillclimb for the fourth consecutive year. Previous roles will be fulfilled including King of the Hill which will be entered by several members of the team. This year, MasterDrive will also be competing…
Get ready: RFA Convention 2024 is just around the corner!
May 03, 2024 Mobility

Get ready: RFA Convention 2024 is just around the corner!

Preparations are well underway for the highly anticipated annual Road Freight Association (RFA) Convention, set to be held from May 24 to 26 at the Arabella Hotel & Spa near Hermanus in the Western Cape. Organisers are gearing up for a dynamic…
Range Rover Experience Catalonia: A serene luxury escape
May 02, 2024 Motoring

Range Rover Experience Catalonia: A serene luxury escape

In the unmistakable refinement and luxury of a Range Rover, clients will discover the perfect match for Catalonia’s golden-hued valleys and vineyards. Throughout an exclusive three-day escape, guests will be presented with two unique residences that…
Motor Body Repair sector welcomes first set of graduates
May 02, 2024 Buzz

Motor Body Repair sector welcomes first set of graduates

The first cohort of 22 graduates were honoured this year following a three-year artisan development programme at the C3 Auto Body Repair Academy in Bloemfontein, in partnership with motor body repairers in Bloemfontein and Johannesburg, where…
Fleet Safety Awards 2024 open!
May 02, 2024 Mobility

Fleet Safety Awards 2024 open!

The Fleet Safety Awards 2024 is launching today, revealing a completely refreshed entry and judging site. As from now, candidates can submit their entry into the running to be crowned one of the winners in November. The CEO of MasterDrive, Eugene…
Ryan Searle Appointed Sales Director for Ford South Africa
May 02, 2024 Buzz

Ryan Searle Appointed Sales Director for Ford South Africa

Ford South Africa has announced the appointment of Ryan Searle as its new sales director, effective from 1 May 2024. With three decades of local and international retail sales, marketing, dealer development and management experience for German…
Mixed Messages on MaaS Market Readiness
May 02, 2024 Mobility

Mixed Messages on MaaS Market Readiness

IDTechEx’s Analysis of New Driverless Vehicle Testing Data From California DMV Author: Dr James Jeffs, Senior Technology Analyst at IDTechEx Over the last three to four years, the driverless robotaxi industry has begun to flourish. Driverless…
TRIB Unveils Revamped Website with Innovative Features
May 02, 2024 Buzz

TRIB Unveils Revamped Website with Innovative Features

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) proudly announces the launch of its redesigned website, showcasing a modern interface and features tailored to meet the evolving needs of TRIB's members, the tire retread and repair industry at…
How to explain car troubles to a mechanic
May 01, 2024 Mobility

How to explain car troubles to a mechanic

If you’re experiencing a problem with your car, the motor technician will need as much information as possible to properly diagnose and repair the problem. You don’t have to diagnose the problem yourself, but no one knows your vehicle better than…
Your phone a killer
May 01, 2024 Mobility

Your phone a killer

As driving while distracted (DWD) month has just ended, MasterDrive issues a reminder of how tragic DWD can be. In a world governed by constant connectivity, it is no surprise DWD is one of the most prevalent threats and rapidly growing concerns in…
Our Ford Stories video:Ford Wildlife Foundation
Apr 30, 2024 Buzz

Our Ford Stories video:Ford Wildlife Foundation

Environmental education and conservation is critical for the future of South Africa, a country known for its diverse wildlife and natural beauty.Ford has been producing and selling vehicles in South Africa for 100 years and recognises the need to…
A first for Africa! SVI’s Armoured X3 certified by BMW AG
Apr 29, 2024 Mobility

A first for Africa! SVI’s Armoured X3 certified by BMW AG

SVI Engineering, leading specialist manufacturer of armoured products, is pleased to announce the availability of a new BMW-approved protection package for the Rosslyn-built X3 M40i, marking the very first time that BMW AG has performed an armouring…
Seven down, one country to go for Nissan Daring Africa 2024
Apr 29, 2024 Buzz

Seven down, one country to go for Nissan Daring Africa 2024

Daring Africa 2024, Nissan’s overland adventure across eight countries with four Nissan Navara pick-ups and an X-Trail SUV, has completed its Kenya leg, the expedition’s penultimate stop before transitioning to Egypt. “It has been an amazing journey…
Top 10 risks facing the transportation and logistics sector.
Apr 29, 2024 Mobility

Top 10 risks facing the transportation and logistics sector

Opinion of Russell Davis, property manager – Aon broking centre at Aon South Africa. The transportation and logistics industry has been battling the operational and commercial fallout of multiple global crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic and…
AI Trends You Can’t Ignore
Apr 26, 2024 Buzz

AI Trends You Can’t Ignore

Adapting to AI: The Next Frontier in Auto Repair Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t just a trend. It’s rapidly reshaping industries worldwide — the automotive aftermarket included. AI technologies are already transforming processes across the supply…
Two all-new Mazda EV models revealed at Auto China 2024
Apr 26, 2024 Motoring

Two all-new Mazda EV models revealed at Auto China 2024

Changan Mazda Automobile Corporation Ltd. (Changan Mazda), a Chinese company receiving investment from Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda), at Auto China 2024,*1 unveiled the all-new electrified vehicle, Mazda EZ-6, and the Mazda Arata, the design…
Disruptions to supply chains on the high seas
Apr 26, 2024 Buzz

Disruptions to supply chains on the high seas

The vast majority of goods are still transported by sea. According to SAPICS (The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management), sight is often lost, however, of how shipping disruptions have a far-reaching impact on global trade and supply chains,…
Cheap tyre imports the new normal – but tread lightly
Apr 26, 2024 Buzz

Cheap tyre imports the new normal – but tread lightly

It is anticipated that seven out of every 10 vehicles in South Africa will be fitted with lower-priced imported tyres in the next five years. In 2021 these tyres, most of which are imported from China, already accounted for more than 50 per cent of…
When stars do matter
Apr 26, 2024 Buzz

When stars do matter

Since the coming into effect of the Guidelines for Competition in the SA Automotive Aftermarket, there has been a general opening up of the market providing motorists with the freedom to shop around to find the most competitive service provider.…
ONE GWM on full display in Beijing
Apr 25, 2024 Motoring

ONE GWM on full display in Beijing

GWM is pulling out all the stops at this year's Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The show is the largest of its kind in the world, reflecting both the fact that China has grown to become the largest vehicle market in the world and in…
Powerful insight into KZN logistics
Apr 25, 2024 Mobility

Powerful insight into KZN logistics

MasterDrive concluded their Power Brunch in association with MICHELIN Connected Fleet on Friday. It was a highly insightful event sharing essential information affecting the transport and logistics industry with a special focus on the province of…
Hyundai launches Nano Cooling Film to chill hot cars
Apr 25, 2024 Buzz

Hyundai launches Nano Cooling Film to chill hot cars

The Hyundai Motor Company has launched the world’s first application of a Nano Cooling Film, a revolutionary vehicle window tint that offers a significant improvement in interior cooling performance compared to conventional tint films. The Nano…
ISUZU and Engen gear up for another 1 Tank Challenge
Apr 25, 2024 Mobility

ISUZU and Engen gear up for another 1 Tank Challenge

With fuel consumption remaining a priority for many motorists, ISUZU Motors South Africa, in partnership with Engen, will again showcase vehicles and fuels that are available for those looking to drive cost effectively. This event follows the…
JAC Motors Introduces New T8 2.0L CTi for R399,900
Apr 25, 2024 Motoring

JAC Motors Introduces New T8 2.0L CTi for R399,900

JAC Motors announced the expansion of its T-Series double-cab range by introducing a T8 2.0L CTi 4x2 Lux derivative priced at R399,900. This expansion addresses intensified competition in the double-cab bakkie market, with new brands entering the…
Tyrexpo Asia Bangkok 2024: Complete your Registration
Apr 25, 2024 Buzz

Tyrexpo Asia Bangkok 2024: Complete your Registration

Did you know that by 2026, the global tyre market is expected to reach over USD 300 billion? It's a staggering figure that highlights the soaring demand within the tyre industry. That's where TyreXpo Asia Bangkok 2024 steps in – Asia’s Leading Tyre…
Making the right call: how to assess a used car like a pro
Apr 25, 2024 Buzz

Making the right call: how to assess a used car like a pro

When purchasing a used car, it’s crucial to steer clear of major red flags like a shady accident history or severe damage. However, Lucy Williams, Reconditioning and Logistics manager at getWorth, emphasizes the importance of paying attention to…
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint turns 70
Apr 24, 2024 Motoring

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint turns 70

Turning 70 this year, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta – "Italy's sweethearth"– is a model that has made automotive history and remains to this day a benchmark for fans of four wheels. It was officially unveiled to the public on April 21, 1954, at the Turin…
Tell your workshop you want ‘green’ car parts
Apr 24, 2024 Mobility

Tell your workshop you want ‘green’ car parts

The South African automotive aftermarket is a significant contributor to the country’s economy through the adoption of ‘circular economy’ practices, says Attie Serfontein, National Director of ARA (Automotive Remanufacturers’ Association). It’s all…
All Range Rover. All electric. Tested for leadership
Apr 24, 2024 Motoring

All Range Rover. All electric. Tested for leadership

Range Rover Electric will lead the way for electric propulsion capability, refinement and luxury travel, with the first vehicle prototypes now deployed at some of the world’s most challenging test locations. The all-electric drivetrain is now being…
Opel Unveils Stunning Next Generation Grandland SUV
Apr 24, 2024 Motoring

Opel Unveils Stunning Next Generation Grandland SUV

Stylish and dynamic, spacious and versatile with a fully electrified drivetrain portfolio – this the new Opel Grandland unveiled by the Rüsselsheim-based carmaker today. The newcomer brings many design features first seen on the Opel Experimental…
Time to see tyres as an investment
Apr 24, 2024 Buzz

Time to see tyres as an investment

Supa Quick is urging motorists to make 2024 the year in which they change the way they see tyres. “Your tyres are the only part of your vehicle that makes contact with the road” says Werner Wernich, Supa Quick Regional Operations Manager. “Reputable…
New Clark sales partner for Austria
Apr 24, 2024 Mobility

New Clark sales partner for Austria

With Schauer Gabelstapler GmbH, Clark Europe has brought a new sales partner for Austria on board. The company, based in Gabersdorf in Steiermark, will be responsible for Clark Europe's sales activities in Steiermark, in Kärnten, Niederösterreich,…
Letters Of Good Standing (LOGS)
Apr 24, 2024 Buzz

Letters Of Good Standing (LOGS)

SUBMIT YOUR RETURN OF EARNINGS (ROE) NOW! All Letters of Good Standing (LOGS) issued by the Compensation Fund to COIDA-compliant businesses, will expire on 30 April 2024. No LOGS will be issued to businesses that have failed to timeously file,…
Safeguarding against rising scams at live and online auctions
Apr 23, 2024 Buzz

Safeguarding against rising scams at live and online auctions

In today's challenging economic landscape, where consumers increasingly prioritise affordability in their car buying endeavours, the allure of snagging a great deal often leads them to auctions. It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of a live…
Always forward: The new Kia Picanto
Apr 23, 2024 Motoring

Always forward: The new Kia Picanto

Kia South Africa this week introduces the new Picanto to the South African market with an updated exterior design, range of new colour options, and even better value proposition. The introduction also sees the Picanto range repositioned in the…
Maharaj Appointed CEO of Motorsport South Africa
Apr 23, 2024 Motorsport

Maharaj Appointed CEO of Motorsport South Africa

The Board of Motorsport South Africa (MSA) announced today the forthcoming departure of its Chief Executive Officer, Adrian Scholtz, toward the end of 2024 as he will have reached the end of his term-limited contract with the company. In a strategic…
Complete range of LDV models get the green light for SA
Apr 22, 2024 Buzz

Complete range of LDV models get the green light for SA

LDV has confirmed that its full range of passenger and commercial vehicles have received the green light for local introduction. The company, part of the global SAIC automotive group, recently announced the introduction of the LDV T60 double cab…
SAMBRA recognises excellence
Apr 22, 2024 Buzz

SAMBRA recognises excellence

ABSA has scooped top honours, and for the second consecutive year, won the prestigious SA Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA) Insurer of the Year award followed closely by AIG with a silver award. Both Bryte Insurance and OUTsurance walked…
Castrol turns 125, looks to the future with new strategy
Apr 22, 2024 Buzz

Castrol turns 125, looks to the future with new strategy

2024 marks a momentous 125th anniversary milestone for Castrol, a global leader in lubricants, and part of the bp group. As the global brand celebrates its 125th year, it is launching a bold new ‘Onward, Upward, Forward’ strategy to meet the…
bpSA brings new expertise to its board of directors
Apr 22, 2024 Buzz

bpSA brings new expertise to its board of directors

bp Southern Africa (bpSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lindiwe Dlamini, a seasoned business leader with extensive experience in South Africa’s financial sector, as a non-executive director. The appointment became effective on the 19…
Federalism is not Apartheid
Apr 22, 2024 Buzz

Federalism is not Apartheid

The African National Congress (ANC) has repeatedly equated federalism, provincial autonomy, and decentralisation to Apartheid. A knee-jerk accusation that, sadly, resonates with some voters. But the truth is that federalism is not just nothing like…
A First Look at AAPEX 2024!
Apr 22, 2024 Buzz

A First Look at AAPEX 2024!

Is it November Yet?! AAPEX is back for another EPIC event in 2024, and you know better than anyone it’s where you will find everything you need to stay up to date and take on your toughest challenges. This year, look for additional opportunities to…
Range Rover Sport SV braking performance sets new standards
Apr 19, 2024 Motoring

Range Rover Sport SV braking performance sets new standards

Range Rover’s modern luxury performance flagship, the 467kW mild-hybrid Twin Turbo V8 Range Rover Sport SV, recently proved the stopping performance and durability benefits of its optional Carbon Ceramic Braking system by completing a two-week track…
Motorcycle racer Bradley Cox proudly supported by TGRSA
Apr 19, 2024 Motorsport

Motorcycle racer Bradley Cox proudly supported by TGRSA

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA (TGRSA) continues to proudly support Bradley Cox, in his quest for a 2024 championship. Bradley, son of the legendary Dakar racer Alfie, has made his mark in the world of motorcycle racing in his own right, having won the…
2024 Easter travel at a six year high
Apr 19, 2024 Mobility

2024 Easter travel at a six year high

…but most don’t leave their home province South Africans travelled more than 2.3 billion kilometres over the Easter long weekend (Thursday 28 March to Monday, 01 April) in 2024, the highest number recorded in six years of tracking data and 12% up on…
A tonne of driving skills
Apr 19, 2024 Mobility

A tonne of driving skills

The Sunday Times published an article this weekend on the increasing purchase of armoured vehicles by South Africans. Buying one of these vehicles is a valid decision for many according to a report compiled by the Global Initiative against Organised…
Exciting new technology planned for Auto China
Apr 18, 2024 Buzz

Exciting new technology planned for Auto China

Chery is planning a large-scale Eco Exhibition in tandem with its major presence at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China). Auto China is scheduled from 25 April to 4 May at the China International Exhibition Centre in Beijing.…
SA’s top-selling used EV last year was a Volvo
Apr 18, 2024 Mobility

SA’s top-selling used EV last year was a Volvo

Volvo Car South Africa’s position at the forefront of the fast-growing new-energy vehicle space has been cemented, this time by the fact that the XC40 Recharge was the country’s most sold used electric vehicle in 2023, according to data from…
Our Ford Stories video:Ford Forever
Apr 17, 2024 Motoring

Our Ford Stories video:Ford Forever

It gives us great enjoyment to share the newest video from Ford SA's 'Our Ford Stories' video series, coinciding with Ford South Africa's centenary celebrations. This video visits the well-known Lazarus dealership in Pretoria where Colin Lazarus…
Fuel prices for May: good and bad news
Apr 17, 2024 Buzz

Fuel prices for May: good and bad news

South African fuel prices have reached record-high increases over the past three years despite the government not increasing the General Fuel Levy or Road Accident Fund (RAF) levy. Commenting on unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF), the…
Introducing the TAC-6, built by Armormax Defence
Apr 17, 2024 Mobility

Introducing the TAC-6, built by Armormax Defence

Armormax Defence introduces its TAC-6 to the world: a ground-breaking platform that sets new standards in technology and performance for this class of vehicle. So why the need for a 6-wheel drive Land Cruiser that can be lightly armoured, heavily…
Own your journey: The new Kia Seltos
Apr 17, 2024 Motoring

Own your journey: The new Kia Seltos

Kia South Africa this week introduces the new Seltos to the South African market with an updated exterior design, a significantly upgraded interior, and a pair of upgraded powertrains. The introduction also sees the Seltos range being revised and…
Volkswagen announces R4 billion investment in Kariega plant
Apr 17, 2024 Buzz

Volkswagen announces R4 billion investment in Kariega plant

Today, Volkswagen Group Africa announced a R4 billion investment in its manufacturing plant in Kariega. The investment will be used to upgrade facilities in various areas in preparation for the addition of a third model to its production line-up…
5 Ways to make a fellow driver’s day 
Apr 17, 2024 Mobility

5 Ways to make a fellow driver’s day 

There’s something about driving that can make even the mellowest among us see red. Whether it’s because we have been cut off in traffic, have not been let into a lane you desperately need to get into, or have been overtaken by someone driving way…
Lexus presents “TIME” at the 2024 Milan Design Week
Apr 17, 2024 Buzz

Lexus presents “TIME” at the 2024 Milan Design Week

Lexus has unveiled its installation Time at the world's largest design event, Milan Design Week, in Milan, Italy. Chief Branding Officer, Simon Humphries, relates that, “Since its inception, Lexus has continually challenged the conventions of…
Volvo Trucks First to offer Electric Truck Rentals
Apr 16, 2024 Mobility

Volvo Trucks First to offer Electric Truck Rentals

Volvo Trucks South Africa has announced the introduction of a new Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS) model for electric truck rentals in the country. Since the launch of the Volvo Electric Trucks locally in 2023, the company has brought in a range of…
RMI places priority on training
Apr 16, 2024 Buzz

RMI places priority on training

In today's rapidly evolving landscape, staying abreast of new developments and emerging trends is paramount for professionals across all industries. As technologies advance, market dynamics shift, and best practices evolve making continuous learning…
South Africa is between decline and renewal
Apr 16, 2024 Buzz

South Africa is between decline and renewal

Sean McLaughlin has worked in market intelligence on Latin America and Spain between 2016 and 2020. He wrote extensively on the issue of Northern Ireland in the EU-UK Brexit negotiations for think tank VoteWatch Europe. Since 2021, he has been…
Three steps that can save your life on the road
Apr 16, 2024 Mobility

Three steps that can save your life on the road

By Keletso Mpisane, Head of MiWay Blink. Motorists who’ve spent years behind the wheel can get blasé about vigilance and road safety. Intersections and overtaking manoeuvres that once seemed daunting can become routine, breeding complacency. This…
Alfa Romeo: Milano Name is not OK? “Alfa Romeo Junior” then!
Apr 16, 2024 Buzz

Alfa Romeo: Milano Name is not OK? “Alfa Romeo Junior” then!

During one of the most important weeks for Alfa Romeo’s future, an Italian government official declared that the use of the name “Milano” – chosen by the Brand for its recently unveiled new compact sports car – is banned by law. The name “Milano,” a…
New JAECOO J7 officially launches in South Africa
Apr 15, 2024 Motoring

New JAECOO J7 officially launches in South Africa

The highly anticipated JAECOO J7 has officially launched in South Africa, hitting the market as the very first model from the newly established urban off-road SUV brand. Endowed with cutting-edge design and forward-thinking technologies, the J7 is…
NEASA Skills Training: Training May 2024
Apr 15, 2024 Buzz

NEASA Skills Training: Training May 2024

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: Occupational Health and Safety - R1 050.00 excl. VAT Firefighting - R860.00 excl. VAT First Aid - R1 100.00 excl. VAT The training will be conducted in…
Distracted driving the new epidemic
Apr 15, 2024 Mobility

Distracted driving the new epidemic

April is the international month of awareness for driving while distracted (DWD). The importance of this month cannot be understated with statistics that reveal how easily people will drive distracted and with the lack of priority placed on reducing…
naamsa issues an erratum on March 2024 new vehicle stats
Apr 12, 2024 Buzz

naamsa issues an erratum on March 2024 new vehicle stats

The Automotive Business Council wishes to issue an official erratum for the published new vehicle sales statistics reported on Monday, April 02, 2024. After an extensive analysis of all data harvested, processed, and distributed, it became clear…
Roadshow Antiques and the Fallacy of Marx
Apr 12, 2024 Buzz

Roadshow Antiques and the Fallacy of Marx

If you pay attention to what is happening, you can learn some basic principles of economics. This makes sense, when you realise that economics is about a theory of human action. What motivates people? How do they choose between competing choices?…
50K not out for Suzuki Auto South Africa
Apr 11, 2024 Buzz

50K not out for Suzuki Auto South Africa

Suzuki Auto South Africa has broken through the 50 000 barrier for the first time in its history. The brand this week received its final sales figures for the financial year from April 2023 to March 2024. It shows that 51 969 new Suzuki models were…
E-Commerce could boost SA’s SME transporters
Apr 11, 2024 Mobility

E-Commerce could boost SA’s SME transporters

Since the pandemic, unprecedented numbers of people have embraced technology and shifted to e-commerce. Consequently, transport companies have increased demand. Justin Manson, Sales Director at Webfleet South Africa, Bridgestone’s globally trusted…
Tips for buying a new car for your business
Apr 11, 2024 Mobility

Tips for buying a new car for your business

Starting a new business is an exciting journey, and as a new entrepreneur, every decision you make can have a significant impact on your venture’s success. Barend Smit, Marketing Director of MotorHappy, a supplier of motor management solutions, says…
All laws are not equal
Apr 11, 2024 Buzz

All laws are not equal

By Vivienne Vermaak an award-winning investigative journalist, director and writer. This article is part of the Free Market Foundation’s opinion pieces. A traffic cop stopped me for not wearing a seatbelt recently. I offered him R50 and thanked him…
THE TIRE COLOGNE 2024 – Trends and new products
Apr 10, 2024 Buzz

THE TIRE COLOGNE 2024 – Trends and new products

From 4 to 6 June 2024, THE TIRE COLOGNE presents the most important trends of the tyre and wheel industry. The international tyre industry will then once again present its new products in the Cologne exhibition halls. Whether tyre design, recycling,…
Trailer Manufacturer Powering Ahead with Solar
Apr 10, 2024 Mobility

Trailer Manufacturer Powering Ahead with Solar

Solar power supplied 67% of all electricity used in February this year at three of leading South African truck body and trailer building company, Serco’s factories and offices in South Africa. And Serco’s goal is to push that figure up to 75%…
Are entrepreneurs born or made?
Apr 10, 2024 Buzz

Are entrepreneurs born or made?

Many people who have business ideas feel in some way that they are not ready to take the plunge, and one of the most convenient excuses is that they feel that they “are not entrepreneurs”. But this doesn’t take away the business idea smouldering at…
Training Designed Just for You
Apr 10, 2024 Buzz

Training Designed Just for You

AAPEX’s Joe’s Garage Online is back! We’re here to equip you with the industry-focused training you need to excel in your career and business. We’re thrilled to announce another year of our FREE webinar training series. Packed with more tools, tips,…
Combating Cape Town wind
Apr 10, 2024 Mobility

Combating Cape Town wind

Cape Town experienced challenging weather conditions over the weekend. In one instance, both the trailer of a truck and a caravan were blown off a bridge. Additionally, trees have fallen across the road and a warning was issued to drivers to stay…
Volkswagen Motorsport keen to keep on winning at Kyalami
Apr 08, 2024 Motorsport

Volkswagen Motorsport keen to keep on winning at Kyalami

Volkswagen Motorsport heads to South African motor racing’s biggest weekend at the Kyalami grand Prix Circuit Extreme Festival from 11 – 13 April 2024. Team drivers, 2023 Polo Cup champion and SupaCup rookie Charl Michael Visser, and seasoned…
Announcement on the future of e-tolls
Apr 08, 2024 Mobility

Announcement on the future of e-tolls

We refer to the Government Gazette 50418, published 28 March 2024 regarding the withdrawal of the toll declaration of National roads, referred colloquially as the e-toll roads. The above Government Gazette gives effect to the declaration of the…
Parties must think harder about crime
Apr 08, 2024 Buzz

Parties must think harder about crime

Crime seeps into every aspect of South African society. Violent crime takes lives, sexual assault destroys them. Gangsterism imposes a brutal dictatorship on swathes of our society, sapping the lifeblood of commerce and innocence from our…
Formula E: Accelerating the electric vehicle transition
Apr 08, 2024 Mobility

Formula E: Accelerating the electric vehicle transition

The popular all-electric motorsport world championship is helping to develop the next generation of electric vehicles, writes Langa Dube, Regional Director at TCS South Africa & Rest of Africa. Much of the technology that goes into electric racing…
Volvo Trucks South Africa Appoints New Sales Director
Apr 08, 2024 Mobility

Volvo Trucks South Africa Appoints New Sales Director

Volvo Trucks South Africa has announced the appointment of Anders Friberg as the company’s new Director of New Truck Sales. Effective 1 April 2024, Friberg will be based at the Volvo Group Southern Africa headquarters in Johannesburg. With extensive…
Minimum wage turns job seekers into potential criminals
Apr 08, 2024 Buzz

Minimum wage turns job seekers into potential criminals

Raising the minimum wage may seem like a way to help alleviate the plight of working South Africans, but all it really accomplishes is pricing more and more people out of the job market. The 2024/25 financial year will see an 8.5% rise in the…
Williams Hunt The Glen expands Stellantis brand line-up
Apr 08, 2024 Buzz

Williams Hunt The Glen expands Stellantis brand line-up

Stellantis continues its drive to make brands easily accessible to customers through its multifranchise dealer network with an exciting new Williams Hunt The Glen facility for the Opel, Citroën, Peugeot, Jeep® and FIAT brands. The new facility in…
60 Years of Porsche Racing at Kyalami set for release
Apr 04, 2024 Motorsport

60 Years of Porsche Racing at Kyalami set for release

Hot on the heels of the exclusive Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit – 60 Years of Memories, publishers, SA Motorsport Memories are about to release another, subtly more focussed book. 60 Years of Porsche Racing at Kyalami will imminently be available to…
Toyota is game-ready for Comic Con’s return to Cape Town
Apr 04, 2024 Buzz

Toyota is game-ready for Comic Con’s return to Cape Town

Toyota South Africa Motors can’t wait to unleash all the esports action and prizes they have in store for Comic Con Cape Town 2024, as the partnership enters its second year, running from Saturday, 27 April to Wednesday, 1 May 2024. Get ready for…
A new Toyota crossover is revealed
Apr 04, 2024 Motoring

A new Toyota crossover is revealed

Toyota has launched its latest SUV offering called the Urban Cruiser Taisor in India, and this marks a noteworthy addition to Toyota’s growing passenger lineup. The Urban Cruiser Taisor is competitively priced in the Indian market and emerges as an…
Toyota continues to shine in a depressed market
Apr 04, 2024 Buzz

Toyota continues to shine in a depressed market

South Africa's auto sales dropped 15,9% in March from a year earlier, industry data showed, marking the eighth consecutive monthly fall. Prolonged unfavourable trading conditions arising from escalating fuel costs, elevated interest rates as well as…
Always Moving: Engen launches new B2B brand positioning
Apr 04, 2024 Buzz

Always Moving: Engen launches new B2B brand positioning

Engen, a leading energy and solutions partner committed to enriching lives for a sustainable future, has launched its new business-to-business (B2B) brand positioning to solidify the company as the premier energy solutions provider to its commercial…
Cultivating the market for green flooring solutions
Apr 04, 2024 Buzz

Cultivating the market for green flooring solutions

Mathe Group’s Hammarsdale facility, which recycles approximately 1 000 radial truck tyres per day to produce 45 tons of rubber crumb, is a pivotal export hub. Although many of its products are distributed internationally, the innovative rubber…
Blockbuster Kyalami Extreme Festival weekend for Dunlop
Apr 04, 2024 Motorsport

Blockbuster Kyalami Extreme Festival weekend for Dunlop

The biggest race meeting for years is brewing down Kyalami way. Teams from across the country are flat out preparing for the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit’s 11 to 13 April combined South African National and Regional Extreme Festival. It’s also a huge…
Celebrating 64 years of Wingate Motors
Apr 04, 2024 Buzz

Celebrating 64 years of Wingate Motors

Looking and Moving Forward It is an increcible milestone to be able to celebrate our 64th year in the Motor Industry and our first year in our new location. As you might know, Wingate in Jeppe sadly fell victim to the looting that rattled our…
March sales shock for new vehicles
Apr 03, 2024 Buzz

March sales shock for new vehicles

New vehicle sales seemingly plummeted in March compared to the same month last year. But two major factors conspired against the numbers, according to WesBank. Figures released by naamsa | the Automotive Business Council saw the March new vehicle…
What saves the most fuel?
Apr 03, 2024 Mobility

What saves the most fuel?

There are various ways in which you can save fuel – yet, which gives you the most fuel savings*? Fuel prices are going up at midnight for the third month in a row. Petrol will go up by between by 58c and 67c per liter (grade and region dependent).…
Budget-friendly business brilliance
Apr 03, 2024 Buzz

Budget-friendly business brilliance

Top insurance tips for achieving success on a shoestring budget The prolonged effects of the economic downturn in South Africa has placed many small businesses under undue strain. The current cost-of-living crisis has cut into consumer spend and the…
Westvaal Motor Group Menlyn welcomes Jeep® and FIAT brands
Apr 03, 2024 Buzz

Westvaal Motor Group Menlyn welcomes Jeep® and FIAT brands

Stellantis continues its drive to make brands easily accessible to customers through its multifranchise dealer network with an exciting expansion of Westvaal Motor Group Menlyn to include the Jeep® and FIAT brands alongside Peugeot, Opel, and…
The demise of the Steel Industry accelerated
Apr 03, 2024 Buzz

The demise of the Steel Industry accelerated

By Gerhard Papenfus AMSA APPLIES FOR MORE STEEL DUTIES Fresh on the heels of the implementation of 10% import duties on certain types of galvanised coil in December 2023, as well as 53.8% anti-dumping duties implemented in February 2024 (now…
Engen is Official Fuel Supplier to Comrades
Mar 30, 2024 Buzz

Engen is Official Fuel Supplier to Comrades

With under 75 days to #Comrades2024 race day, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that South Africa’s largest fuel and convenience company, Engen has partnered with the Comrades Marathon as the Official Fuel Supplier this year. CMA…
The fully electric Volvo EX30 named 2024 World Urban Car
Mar 30, 2024 Mobility

The fully electric Volvo EX30 named 2024 World Urban Car

Small and mighty indeed – we are celebrating today, because our fully electric Volvo EX30 has landed a big accolade at the prestigious World Car Awards. Beating a competitive field of nominees, the EX30 was awarded the title of 2024 World Urban Car…
Hyundai IONIQ 5 N is the 2024 World Performance Car
Mar 30, 2024 Buzz

Hyundai IONIQ 5 N is the 2024 World Performance Car

The Hyundai Motor Company continued its winning streak at the World Car Awards this week with the IONIQ 5 N high-performance electric vehicle (EV) named the 2024 World Performance Car. This is the Hyundai IONIQ 5 lineup’s fourth major World Car…
Jam-packed weekends = fatigued driving
Mar 30, 2024 Mobility

Jam-packed weekends = fatigued driving

The greatest risk drivers embarking on a trip for only the four-day weekend face a great risk in the form fatigued driving. Leaving on the Friday, returning on the Sunday with a full weekend in between, can inevitably result in drowsy driver…
The EFF pillars are built to crumble​
Mar 30, 2024 Buzz

The EFF pillars are built to crumble​

Since 2013, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) under wannabe despot Julius Malema has had seven so-called non-negotiable pillars. At their core, these pillars are stereotypical, rote policies of an ill-thought national socialist state. In practice,…
Defender OCTA: A new high-performance hero
Mar 27, 2024 Motoring

Defender OCTA: A new high-performance hero

Original British adventure brand Defender will introduce a new high-performance, all-terrain hero in 2024: New Defender OCTA. The new flagship Defender will be the toughest, most capable and luxurious model in the line-up, charting new territory for…
Easter weekend travel tips
Mar 27, 2024 Mobility

Easter weekend travel tips

225 people died in 185 fatal road accidents over the four-day Easter weekend in 2023 – an increase of nearly 40% from the weekend’s death toll in 2022. As we head for the hills (or the bush or beach) over the upcoming long weekend, there are a…
Decentralise power, minimise problems
Mar 27, 2024 Buzz

Decentralise power, minimise problems

If we want to minimise the problems facing South African society, then we need to decentralise it and embrace a federal system. That means giving more power to the provinces, districts, municipalities, and local councils. The more localised and…
Government (and road users) must do better this Easter
Mar 26, 2024 Mobility

Government (and road users) must do better this Easter

While the government has in the past implemented several seasonal road safety campaigns, particularly over the Easter period, road fatalities are still increasing over this period and more needs to be done to improve the situation. The Automobile…
The roads more (or less) travelled
Mar 26, 2024 Mobility

The roads more (or less) travelled

Mixed signals from December’s motor vehicle travel and service station stops Motor vehicle travel to South Africa’s big three airports jumped, on average, 9% during December 2023 compared to twelve months previously, but service station stops…
LDV South Africa opens its doors
Mar 26, 2024 Mobility

LDV South Africa opens its doors

LDV – a historic brand with a bright future – is entering the South African market. The brand will be headquartered in Sandton, Gauteng, from where it will serve a national network of dealers. A national dealer network is currently being appointed,…
SAMBRA Industry Awards scheduled for April
Mar 26, 2024 Buzz

SAMBRA Industry Awards scheduled for April

On 18 April 2024, SAMBRA and Lightstone will jointly be hosting the 2023 Annual SAMBRA Awards ceremony at the Bryanston Country Club honouring top vehicle insurers and OEMs, as well as automotive Refinishing brands, for excellence in service…
NADA celebrates Lifetime Achievement at awards evening
Mar 26, 2024 Buzz

NADA celebrates Lifetime Achievement at awards evening

The National Automobile Dealers' Association (NADA) recently held its prestigious MSXi NADA Dealership of the Year Awards, an elegant evening filled with celebration and recognition. The event, sponsored by MSXi and other esteemed partners, saw…
If oil disappeared tomorrow
Mar 25, 2024 Buzz

If oil disappeared tomorrow

If oil disappeared tomorrow, there would be no more jet fuel, gasoline or diesel. Internal combustion engine automobiles, buses, trucks, lorries and coaches would be stranded. Airplanes powered by jet fuel would be grounded. Freight and passenger…
MasterDrive Driver Search winner announced
Mar 25, 2024 Motorsport

MasterDrive Driver Search winner announced

MasterDrive Driver Search has selected its winner to compete with the team at Simola Hillclimb. Shuaib Dhansay was selected from over 80 aspiring applicants eventually emerging victorious due to both his driving skills and winning attitude. In 2023,…
Car crashes cause half of head injuries
Mar 22, 2024 Motoring

Car crashes cause half of head injuries

Yesterday was World Head Injury Awareness Day which brings attention to head injuries that can significantly change a person’s life. Motor vehicle, bicycle or vehicle pedestrian accidents are responsible for the most head injuries – an astounding…
 Brasil Auto Parts sets a record at Automechanika Buenos Aires
Mar 22, 2024 Buzz

Brasil Auto Parts sets a record at Automechanika Buenos Aires

With an unprecedented number of 52 companies, the Brazilian pavilion will showcase a wide variety of products and solutions to the top importers of our auto parts Automechanika Buenos Aires, Argentina’s leading international trade fair for the…
New Peugeot E-5008 class-above electric large SUV
Mar 21, 2024 Motoring

New Peugeot E-5008 class-above electric large SUV

The new PEUGEOT E-5008 sets a new benchmark by becoming the only all-electric SUV to offer an exceptional living space for 7 passengers and up to 660 km electric range. Benefiting from the STLA Medium platform and a battery made in France, the…
Saving even more at the SA pump in 2024
Mar 21, 2024 Motoring

Saving even more at the SA pump in 2024

During the 2024 budget speech delivered on 21 February in Cape Town, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana said the National Treasury will not increase the general fuel levy and Road Accident Fund (RAF) levy for 2024/25. The treasury would however,…
Employing a domestic worker?
Mar 21, 2024 Buzz

Employing a domestic worker?

HERE ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES If you employ a domestic worker (regardless of the hours) you are an employer and therefore legally compelled to register with and contribute to certain funds. 1. Compensation Fund All employers of domestic workers…
How much does it cost to Armour your Vehicle?
Mar 21, 2024 Mobility

How much does it cost to Armour your Vehicle?

South Africa has long grappled with high crime rates, but recent statistics paint a stark picture of the escalating security concerns facing its citizens. According to recent crime data, over 7,700 people fell victim to murder in the last two months…
Cape 1000 raises R350,000 for charity in a spectacular finish
Mar 21, 2024 Buzz

Cape 1000 raises R350,000 for charity in a spectacular finish

Cape Town, South Africa’s most beautiful drive lived up to expectations. The third edition of the breathtaking Cape 1000 grand touring & regularity rally brought to you by Private Clients by Old Mutual Wealth has wrapped up with resounding success,…
Lexus to present
Mar 20, 2024 Buzz

Lexus to present "Time" at Milan Design Week 2024

Lexus International returns to Milan Design Week in April, exhibiting "Time", a pair of interactive installations featuring new and original work by two leading global designers - both aimed at illuminating the future of human-centred design from…
DIY car finance application or outsourcing to a dealer
Mar 20, 2024 Mobility

DIY car finance application or outsourcing to a dealer

Despite the proliferation of e-hailing services in South Africa, owning a car remains a necessity for most commuters, exacerbated by the generally poor public transport system in many parts of the country. However, the relatively high price of cars…
Industry alert! Metal and Engineering Industry Roadshow
Mar 20, 2024 Buzz

Industry alert! Metal and Engineering Industry Roadshow

The national negotiations for the Metal and Engineering Sector are to commence towards the end of March 2024. A series of mandating sessions will be held across South Africa, during which NEASA will brief employers on the current state of the…
Designed for family life: Distinctive Discovery DNA
Mar 19, 2024 Motoring

Designed for family life: Distinctive Discovery DNA

Discovery Sport is a bold presence in any environment. Its Discovery DNA is clear to see, with a purposeful stance, rising waistline detail and distinctive roofline. Beautifully proportioned, it offers a unique, unmistakable character.…
Toyota Corolla Cross up for grabs in Comrades Win-A-Car Draw
Mar 19, 2024 Buzz

Toyota Corolla Cross up for grabs in Comrades Win-A-Car Draw

With just over 90 days to go to the 97th Comrades Marathon, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA), in conjunction with long-standing sponsor, Toyota South Africa Motors, has announced the details around its 2024 Comrades Toyota Win-A-Car…
Hilux and Fortuner 48V officially on sale
Mar 19, 2024 Motoring

Hilux and Fortuner 48V officially on sale

Toyota’s new Hilux and Fortuner 48V introduces electrification to the legendary pick-up and SUV range for the first time to deliver greater efficiency, improved driving performance and enhanced comfort in both urban and off-road environments. The…
Experience Vorsprung durch Technik: the new Audi Q6 e-tron
Mar 19, 2024 Motoring

Experience Vorsprung durch Technik: the new Audi Q6 e-tron

The new Audi Q6 e-tron is the first production model on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE), marking the next step in the company’s transformation into a provider of premium electric mobility. The model is defined not only by impressive driving and…
Smart e-performance for all kind of application
Mar 19, 2024 Mobility

Smart e-performance for all kind of application

Clark is presenting the new S-Series Electric to the public for the first time at LogiMAT in Stuttgart. With the SE25-35 electric four-wheel forklift trucks with load capacities of 2.5 to 3.5 tonnes, Clark Europe is launching the first generation of…
Volkswagen AutoPavilion marks 20 years of celebrating heritage
Mar 19, 2024 Buzz

Volkswagen AutoPavilion marks 20 years of celebrating heritage

In March 2004, the Volkswagen Group Africa plant in Kariega opened the doors to its own heritage centre for the first time. The VW AutoPavilion, which was built following a R13-million investment, was established with the ultimate aim of giving a…
Affordability key to consumer spending in SA
Mar 18, 2024 Buzz

Affordability key to consumer spending in SA

Could (more) manufacture of affordable vehicles help lift the country’s automotive sector? Affordability was a key factor driving consumer behaviour in South Africa, and it affected the auto industry as much as any other, Paul-Roux de Kock, Chief…
60 Years of Porsche racing at Kyalami
Mar 18, 2024 Motorsport

60 Years of Porsche racing at Kyalami

Local motorsport publishing company, SA Motorsport Memories, previewed a new book at a function hosted by Toby Venter at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. Several motoring media, contributing photographers and other dignitaries joined author Denis Klopper…
Suspended licenses and buying cars
Mar 18, 2024 Mobility

Suspended licenses and buying cars

In a recent MasterDrive webinar, many aspects of the AARTO Act were addressed. The National Automotive Dealers’ Association (NADA) participated as a panellist on the ‘Insights into AARTO’ webinar. Brandon Cohen, NADA National Chairperson and RMI…
Suzuki to return to the Simola hill
Mar 18, 2024 Motorsport

Suzuki to return to the Simola hill

The hills will soon be alive with the sound of the Suzuki Swift Sport racing. Suzuki Auto South Africa has entered three new Swift Sport models in this year’s Simola Hill Climb, scheduled from 2 to 5 May in Knysna. This is the third year in a row…
TEPA champions training to upskill tyre retail sector 
Mar 18, 2024 Buzz

TEPA champions training to upskill tyre retail sector 

According to Census 2022, 18,5 million adults in South Africa did not complete their secondary schooling, which means they do not have a matric certificate. This is a significant barrier to tertiary education, notes Angie Frederic, TEPA (Tyre,…
Teaser Trail to Easter Jeep® Safari 2024 - Trail Marker 3
Mar 18, 2024 Buzz

Teaser Trail to Easter Jeep® Safari 2024 - Trail Marker 3

The Jeep® Performance Parts (JPP) by Mopar design team returns to the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, March 23-31, 2024. Two new, one-of-a-kind, rock-crawling, terrain-traversing concept vehicles will take four-wheeling to the next level on…
Daniel Pienaar announces 2024 Rally season drivers
Mar 15, 2024 Motorsport

Daniel Pienaar announces 2024 Rally season drivers

Daniel Pienaar Technical High school in the small town of Kariega, made history last year, not only for being home to the oldest technical school in South Africa with motorsport as an official school sport, but also significantly, for Motorsport…
SA well on the road to overcriminalisation, new FMF index finds
Mar 15, 2024 Buzz

SA well on the road to overcriminalisation, new FMF index finds

The Free Market Foundation (FMF)’s Section 12 Initiative today launched its Criminalisation Index, which will in time comprehensively quantify the extent of criminalisation that exists in South Africa’s statutory, regulatory, and judicial law. The…
Watch Now: Tim Tebow’s Mission-Possible Life Message
Mar 14, 2024 Buzz

Watch Now: Tim Tebow’s Mission-Possible Life Message

Are you showing up to be your best? Dive into the mind of world-renowned athlete, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Tim Tebow, in new, exclusive footage from the 2023 SEMA Show! In this captivating video, you’ll get inspired to be your best self, as…
Is it still worthwhile learning how to drive a manual car?
Mar 14, 2024 Mobility

Is it still worthwhile learning how to drive a manual car?

In many parts of the world, manual transmissions are losing their popularity. However, in South Africa, almost 50% of new car sales still feature manual gearboxes. Given the South African market, it would make sense to learn how to drive a manual…
New truck front to save lives
Mar 14, 2024 Mobility

New truck front to save lives

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, in Sweden, have developed a new truck front concept to significantly reduce fatal crashes in car-truck collisions. The new truck front comes after the EU regulations for the maximum length of a truck…
Carnage for sportspeople
Mar 13, 2024 Mobility

Carnage for sportspeople

Kenyan marathon runner, Kelvin Kiptum, was killed in a car crash in February. At just 24 years old, he was the world record holder for marathons and was expected to soon break the 2-hour mark. While reports still need to be confirmed, it is believed…
Taking it to the C3 MAX
Mar 13, 2024 Motoring

Taking it to the C3 MAX

Hot off the heels of being named a finalist for the South African Car of the Year, the Citroën C3 range has an exciting new addition: the C3 MAX. This newest iteration of the acclaimed Citroën C3 lineup is tailored to meet the discerning needs of…
Extreme Supercars will all race on Dunlop from Saturday
Mar 13, 2024 Motorsport

Extreme Supercars will all race on Dunlop from Saturday

While most of the cars competing in all classes at Saturday’s South African National Championship Extreme Festival season opener at Cape Town’s Killarney International Raceway will race on its rubber, it is still a huge weekend for Dunlop Tyres.…
NEASA SKILLS: Training April 2024
Mar 13, 2024 Buzz

NEASA SKILLS: Training April 2024

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: Occupational Health and Safety - R1 050.00 excl. VAT Firefighting - R860.00 excl. VAT First Aid - R1 100.00 excl. VAT The training will be conducted in…
Toyota and ABSA Cape Epic Partnership Shifts Up a Gear
Mar 13, 2024 Buzz

Toyota and ABSA Cape Epic Partnership Shifts Up a Gear

As the Official Vehicle Partner, Mixed Category Sponsor and Official Route Partner of the world’s premier mountain bike stage race, Toyota South Africa Motors’ (TSAM) continued partnership with the ABSA Cape Epic signifies our commitment to…
COIDA - Return of Earnings (ROE)
Mar 12, 2024 Buzz

COIDA - Return of Earnings (ROE)

SUBMISSIONS TO COMPENSATION FUND The annual Return of Earnings (ROE) submission to the Compensation Fund opens from 1 April 2024 until 31 May 2024. All employers are urged to timeously submit their ROEs to the Compensation Fund, in order to avoid a…
Subscription vehicles gain traction in SA says Kinto One
Mar 12, 2024 Mobility

Subscription vehicles gain traction in SA says Kinto One

In recent years, South Africa has witnessed a notable shift in how people approach mobility. The emergence of subscription vehicles has presented a compelling alternative to traditional ownership models. While several companies are venturing into…
Toyota and Ford: SA’s most sold brand and model
Mar 12, 2024 Motoring

Toyota and Ford: SA’s most sold brand and model

In 2023, Toyota took top position as South Africa's most sold used car brand with 60,296 units sold, while the Ford Ranger reigned supreme as the country's most sold model with 20,156 units sold last year. That's according to the 2023 AutoTrader Car…
Steel Industry Alert: Increase in earnings threshold
Mar 12, 2024 Buzz

Steel Industry Alert: Increase in earnings threshold

On 5 March 2024, the Minister of Employment and Labour gazetted a new earnings threshold of R254 371.67 per annum. In terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), all employees earning in excess of the earnings threshold, are excluded…
Toyota Announces 2023 Dealer of the Year Award Winners
Mar 11, 2024 Buzz

Toyota Announces 2023 Dealer of the Year Award Winners

Toyota South Africa Motors showcased the remarkable accomplishments of its esteemed dealer network at the 2023 Dealer of the Year Awards on Friday, 8 March. Held at Sandton Convention Centre, the annual gala event shines a spotlight on the top…
Coetzee confirmed as 2023 VW Challenge B champion
Mar 11, 2024 Motorsport

Coetzee confirmed as 2023 VW Challenge B champion

Ethan Coetzee has been confirmed as PABAR Volkswagen Challenge Class B champion for 2023. While another driver was initially declared champion, a series of MSA hearings made that provisional, before an MSA National Court of Appeal this week declared…
SAPICS | Women in Supply Chain Leadership 2024 Survey
Mar 11, 2024 Mobility

SAPICS | Women in Supply Chain Leadership 2024 Survey

The theme of International Women's Day #IWD2024 is 'Inspire Inclusion' and SAPICS would like to explore the experiences and perceptions of men and women from across the SAPICS network as they relate to advancing gender inclusion in supply chain.…
Combining killer roads and killer drivers
Mar 08, 2024 Motoring

Combining killer roads and killer drivers

In a recent article released by The Citizen, entitled ‘Killer road or killer driver?’ the infrastructure upgrade to Moloto Road was discussed along with the cause of many crashes on this road. Moloto Road is identified by the RTMC as the road with…
SCRS Quick Tips: Battery Load Test
Mar 08, 2024 Buzz

SCRS Quick Tips: Battery Load Test

You never want a situation where a customer’s battery dies while the vehicle is in your custody, but Mike shares statistics that more than 20% of vehicles that come into the repair facility need a battery when they arrive. The best way to avoid an…
Enjoy Your First Class – In All Wheel Drive
Mar 08, 2024 Motoring

Enjoy Your First Class – In All Wheel Drive

Chery South Africa has unveiled its long-awaited new flagship, the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro MAX with all-wheel drive. The new model joins the growing Tiggo Pro line-up as the top of the range model and promises to welcome even more customers to this…
Long road trip ahead? Here’s how to pack your car
Mar 08, 2024 Motoring

Long road trip ahead? Here’s how to pack your car

Every Easter, the spirit of adventure beckons many South Africans to hit the open road for unforgettable journeys. Whether you’re heading to the coastal bliss of Durban or the scenic landscapes of the Garden Route, a well-packed car can make all the…
Tips to consider when buying a new car
Mar 08, 2024 Motoring

Tips to consider when buying a new car

More than half a million South Africans bought new cars during 2023. This is despite ever-increasing interest and inflation rates, and soaring cost of living, fuel, and car prices. And yet, even with around a million road accidents being reported…
Hyundai returns to Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Mar 08, 2024 Motorsport

Hyundai returns to Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Hyundai will return to the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in America, also known as “The Race to the Clouds”, in June this year with a four-car team. This year’s race to the summit on America’s Mountain will mark another milestone in…
ExportFocus Africa Directory: July - December  2024  Edition
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

ExportFocus Africa Directory: July - December 2024 Edition

The ExportFocus Africa is Bi - Annual directory that connects companies to African Markets. Africa has been growing at steady rate creating a greater need for foreign companies to reach new businesses. Lucrative Investment potential and Demand, both…
BMW Golf Cup World Final in South Africa supports UNICEF
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

BMW Golf Cup World Final in South Africa supports UNICEF

Located on the wonderful Garden Route in South Africa, roughly halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, is Fancourt Golf Resort – venue this week for the 33rd BMW Golf Cup World Final. In keeping with the motto for the largest international…
Cortina Changed Ford’s Footprint in South Africa
Mar 07, 2024 Motoring

Cortina Changed Ford’s Footprint in South Africa

Ford’s Cortina was a car that redefined the boundaries between small and medium-sized cars that existed until that time. When the Mark I version launched in late 1962 it had a 1.2-litre engine, a unit that would normally be associated with a light…
Making it in a man’s world
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

Making it in a man’s world

Rene Baker is a woman making significant strides in the traditionally male-dominated automotive industry, achieving notable success. Barriers look intimidating until one day somebody shows just how surmountable they are. Rene Baker’s success in the…
Introducing NEASA Payroll Services
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

Introducing NEASA Payroll Services

Employers, in general, are inundated with red tape and administrative issues that they need to attend to, while having to focus on their core operations. Consequently, NEASA is pleased to introduce its payroll services as the newest product offering…
SA’s youth won’t thrive without good policies
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

SA’s youth won’t thrive without good policies

SA could benefit dramatically from shifts in global demographics, if only we adopted the right policies and supported the correct institutions to harness our youthful population and material resources. Unfortunately, we live under a regime that not…
Navigating the SA Automotive Sector’s Green Transition
Mar 07, 2024 Mobility

Navigating the SA Automotive Sector’s Green Transition

During the 2024 State of the Nation (SONA), President Cyril Ramaphosa placed a huge focus on green energy and introducing Electric Vehicles (EVs). We are set to witness change in the automotive sector. The focus shifts not only to the increased…
MEIBC: Increases in administration and dispute levies
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

MEIBC: Increases in administration and dispute levies

The MEIBC Administrative– and Dispute levies agreements stipulate that the levies payable by employers and employees to the MEIBC will increase annually by CPI, as recorded by StatsSA, for December of the preceding year. Accordingly, the new…
Volkswagen opens new dealership in Mthatha
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

Volkswagen opens new dealership in Mthatha

In an effort to offer personalised, professional, and premium service to customers the NTT Motor Group has opened a Volkswagen dealership in Mthatha. Volkswagen has a total of 113 dealerships across South Africa. “Our vision is to be South Africa’s…
Triton and Xforce win iF DESIGN AWARD 2024
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

Triton and Xforce win iF DESIGN AWARD 2024

The all-new Triton and the all-new Xforce compact SUV have won the iF DESIGN AWARD 2024 in the product design discipline. Mitsubishi Motors offers fulfilling mobility lifestyles that awaken the adventurous spirit of drivers and provide excitement…
Suzuki starts March with a bang
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

Suzuki starts March with a bang

The month of March started with a bang for Suzuki Auto South Africa. On this first day of the month Suzuki celebrated the news that it has again won all three categories in which it was nominated in the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards, sponsored by Absa.…
Mazda SA to Discontinue Mazda BT-50 Production
Mar 07, 2024 Motoring

Mazda SA to Discontinue Mazda BT-50 Production

Mazda Southern African today announces the end of production and importation of the Mazda BT-50 Double Cab Pick-up for the South African market. Since it debuted in 2008, replacing Mazda’s successful B-series of LCV’s, the BT-50 has delivered mixed…
Toyota Launches a new accessories programme in South Africa
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

Toyota Launches a new accessories programme in South Africa

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is proud of its rich sales and manufacturing heritage spanning more than six decades in the country. However, the Japanese-founded company has evolved to be more than just an automotive brand in the past few years,…
GWM Awards Top Dealers
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

GWM Awards Top Dealers

GWM South Africa celebrated the growth and performance of its dealer network at its 2023/24 Dealer of the Year Awards, held recently in Johannesburg. The gala event saw dealers from across Southern Africa being called to the podium to receive one of…
Collaboration and Lead Generation in franchising
Mar 07, 2024 Buzz

Collaboration and Lead Generation in franchising

VISIT THE FRANCHISE DIRECTORY FOR FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES - CLICK HERE 20 March - Virtual Networking 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Our guest speaker for the next virtual event is Frans van Der Colff, Executive Fellow and Associate Professor of Practice and…
POPIA regulator clamps down on marketing practices
Mar 06, 2024 Buzz

POPIA regulator clamps down on marketing practices

The Information Regulator has issued its first enforcement notice against a company for breaching the conditions of lawful processing of personal information, by virtue of direct marketing. Employers and businesses should heed this action of the…
2024 Simola Hillclimb primed for a classic battle
Mar 06, 2024 Motorsport

2024 Simola Hillclimb primed for a classic battle

The Simola Hillclimb always delivers an exceptional showcase of some of the most spectacular cars in South Africa, whether it’s a monstrous modern machine taking on King of the Hill or one of the vintage old-timers blowing out the cobwebs and…
Safeguarding Against the Ongoing Supply Chain Disruptions
Mar 06, 2024 Mobility

Safeguarding Against the Ongoing Supply Chain Disruptions

Mitigating Contractual Disputes by exploring ADR and arbitration in resolving supply chain disputes The mining industry relies heavily on a complex network of suppliers, logistics partners, and transporters to ensure the efficient movement of raw…
Suzuki, Griquas Rugby join forces
Mar 05, 2024 Buzz

Suzuki, Griquas Rugby join forces

Suzuki fans will soon see the famous S-badge on an entirely new product: a rugby jersey! Suzuki Auto South Africa is the new naming sponsor of the legendary Griqualand West Rugby Union (GWRU), home of the Griquas. The agreement between these two…
COIDA - Return of Earnings (ROE)
Mar 05, 2024 Buzz

COIDA - Return of Earnings (ROE)

SUBMISSIONS TO COMPENSATION FUND Dear employer The annual Return of Earnings (ROE) submission to the Compensation Fund opens from 1 April 2024 until 31 May 2024. All employers are urged to timeously submit their ROEs to the Compensation Fund, in…
Toyota keeps momentum in a declining market
Mar 05, 2024 Motoring

Toyota keeps momentum in a declining market

Against a backdrop of declining vehicle sales, Toyota achieved yet another double-digit performance, recording 11,524 registrations for a sizeable 25,8% share of the new automotive market. Toyota South Africa’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing,…
CILT Africa Annual Forum 2024
Mar 05, 2024 Mobility

CILT Africa Annual Forum 2024

AFRICA Forum is a major continental event providing a platform for governments, corporate organisations, individuals, students and other stakeholders of the transport and logistics industry to share, learn, and promote professional and business…
New vehicle sales idle
Mar 04, 2024 Buzz

New vehicle sales idle

If January sales had started with the choke on; February sales appear to have settled into a smoother idle. Although still down 0,9% year-on-year, second month sales were significantly improved over January in volume terms, providing some hope for…
How to save fuel
Mar 04, 2024 Mobility

How to save fuel

Despite seeing a R3.20 drop in petrol prices and R4.40 drop in diesel prices between November and January, March will bring the downward movement of the petrol price to a halt. While yet to be confirmed, predictions are that fuel will increase by…
Toyota/Lexus Scores Big at Cars.co.za Consumer Awards
Mar 04, 2024 Buzz

Toyota/Lexus Scores Big at Cars.co.za Consumer Awards

Toyota and its luxury arm Lexus amassed an impressive score of 88.3%, convincingly walking away with the #CarsAwards Brand of the Year trophy. Unlike product categories, which are decided by a combination of judges’ scores and consumer data, the…
JAECOO takes to the road
Mar 04, 2024 Mobility

JAECOO takes to the road

JAECOO is ready to make its debut and has kick started its launch season with the first batch of J7 commercial vehicles having already arrived in South Africa. Recently, OMODA & JAECOO hosted an investment conference for dealers and investors in…
Only 15 Kyalami 60 Years of Memories books left
Mar 01, 2024 Motorsport

Only 15 Kyalami 60 Years of Memories books left

Early March was always South African Grand Prix month at Kyalami. Traditionally, Formula 1 would arrive at the Midrand circuit two weeks before the race for the traditional pre-season tests, and then the race. Just like happened at Bahrain last…
Bleak outlook for fuel prices in March
Mar 01, 2024 Buzz

Bleak outlook for fuel prices in March

Unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) is indicating yet another significant increase in the price of both grades of petrol, diesel, and illuminating paraffin in March, according to the Automobile Association (AA) which has reviewed the…