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  • Remote work a win for SA ICT professionals
    Sep 20, 2021 Covid-19

    Remote work a win for SA ICT professionals

    The Covid-19 pandemic brought with it some unexpected benefits for the South African ICT sector, including increased productivity and the potential for employers to reduce their operating costs. This is one of the findings in the first South… more
  • MICT SETA urges the public to make their voices heard on 11 new 4IR Future Skills Qualifications
    Sep 20, 2021 Buzz

    MICT SETA urges the public to make their voices heard on 11 new 4IR Future Skills…

    MICT SETA has developed 11 Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Future Skills Qualifications. The qualifications have been gazetted by the Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO) on the 12th and 20th August 2021. 4IR represents a new era… more
  • Fuel headed higher on strong oil
    Sep 20, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Fuel headed higher on strong oil

    Fuel prices are set to increase at month end. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on recent exchange rate and commodities data. "We have noted oil prices spiking above $75 a barrel in recent days, and the… more
  • Land Cruiser 300 – The Master of Africa
    Sep 20, 2021 Motoring

    Land Cruiser 300 – The Master of Africa

    Signalling the first all-new Land Cruiser in 14 years, the Land Cruiser 300 has made a bold debut on local soil. Fusing the core Land Cruiser attributes the marque is renowned for, with an all-new design and Toyota's acclaimed TNGA architecture… more
  • Mitsubishi expands local footprint by opening five new dealerships
    Sep 20, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Mitsubishi expands local footprint by opening five new dealerships

    Brand representation expanded in four provinces Total number of dealerships in South Africa increases to 53 All new dealerships feature Mitsubishi’s revitalised corporate identity It has been a very busy year for Mitsubishi Motors South Africa… more
  • Wolk, Temple & van der Watt head to Delmas to win
    Sep 20, 2021 Motorsport

    Wolk, Temple & van der Watt head to Delmas to win

    The Chemical Logistics Racing is in a strong championship position as it heads to Red Star Raceway's 25 September Extreme Festival races near Delmas, Mpumalanga Saturday 25 September the penultimate fifth round of the SA National Global Touring… more
  • Sustainable Finance Short Course
    Sep 20, 2021 Buzz

    Sustainable Finance Short Course

    Globally, organisations are being forced to disclose and report extensively on their triple bottom line which has given rise to the ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) reporting frameworks. This framework is based on the ideology of… more
  • Creating effective work-life boundaries
    Sep 20, 2021 Buzz

    Creating effective work-life boundaries

    Struggling to stop professional tasks encroaching on your personal time? Working from home has become the new norm for many during the past 18 months. But, while there are advantages to this increased flexibility, it also has its downsides. For… more
  • Where Can Your Tyres Take You on Heritage Day?
    Sep 20, 2021 Buzz

    Where Can Your Tyres Take You on Heritage Day?

    On 24 September South Africans will celebrate the diversity and richness of their personal as well as their shared heritage. Heritage Day isn’t just another public holiday; it’s a South African tradition that encourages us to celebrate our… more
  • The engine has been started – Frankfurt’s autumn trade fair season is underway!
    Sep 17, 2021 Buzz

    The engine has been started – Frankfurt’s autumn trade fair season is underway!

    Following a forced, one-and-a-half-year break, from 14 to 16 September Messe Frankfurt was finally able to welcome exhibitors and trade visitors to two of its own events at its home venue. 388 exhibitors took part in the special Automechanika… more
  • Centurion welcomes Super Group to Stellantis brands
    Sep 17, 2021 Buzz

    Centurion welcomes Super Group to Stellantis brands

    The expansion of the Stellantis dealer network, in a multifranchise environment continues at Stellantis South Africa. The latest addition is an exciting new Super Group facility in Centurion for Jeep, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Alfa Romeo,… more
  • Stalwart cross country campaigner and businessman backs SACCS Championship
    Sep 17, 2021 Motorsport

    Stalwart cross country campaigner and businessman backs SACCS Championship

    SACCS is proud to announce that loyal Cross Country supporter Deon Venter, chief executive officer of 4x4 Mega World, has come on board as the event sponsor for round four and five of the championship, the 2021 4x4 Mega World 400 on 1 and 2… more
  • Drive without a seatbelt? Carjacking and seatbelt advice corrected
    Sep 17, 2021 Buzz

    Drive without a seatbelt? Carjacking and seatbelt advice corrected

    MasterDrive has noted, with concern, an article and Tweets that are making their way around that recommend driving without one’s seatbelt, keeping your window open and driving without a mask. Of particular concern to MasterDrive is the… more
  • Why ERP projects fail
    Sep 17, 2021 Buzz

    Why ERP projects fail

    By Mark Wilson, SYSPRO CEO: EMEA&I ERP systems require a certain level of planning and coordination to build and maintain. Unfortunately, many ERP projects ultimately fail as they are driven by short-term goals that have little relevance to the… more
  • TWIMS Telegraph September Edition
    Sep 16, 2021 Buzz

    TWIMS Telegraph September Edition

    This month we celebrate you. We celebrate your unique culture, religion, beliefs and traditions. We celebrate our freedom to express our individuality and the opportunity to work in diverse teams. We celebrate the unique perspectives that allow… more
  • RTMC owes South Africans official clarity on fees issue
    Sep 16, 2021 Buzz

    RTMC owes South Africans official clarity on fees issue

    In the week since the Automobile Association (AA) first raised its concerns about proposed amended fees by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) for online bookings of driving licence renewals, no official correction to these fees has… more
  • Axalta Completes Acquisition of U-POL
    Sep 16, 2021 Buzz

    Axalta Completes Acquisition of U-POL

    Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, today announced that it has successfully completed the previously announced acquisition of U-POL Holdings Limited (“U-POL”). The acquisition of U-POL,… more
  • Cape Town company does not compromise when it comes to the health of its truckdrivers
    Sep 16, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Cape Town company does not compromise when it comes to the health of its truckdrivers

    Cost of providing healthcare negligible when measured against health, safety and performance For many Capetonians the orange and white trucks of Ciolli Readymix, suppliers of concrete to the construction industry, are a familiar sight in and… more
  • SAPICS: Young professional & student virtual conference
    Sep 16, 2021 Buzz

    SAPICS: Young professional & student virtual conference

    SAPICS, the Professional Body for Supply Chain Management invites you to attend a day and a half online at a conference specifically aimed at Young Professionals and Students, virtually, on the 8th and 9th October 2021…….FOR FREE! Yes – you… more
  • MEIBC: Industry negotiations update
    Sep 16, 2021 Buzz

    MEIBC: Industry negotiations update

    The negotiations in the Metal and Engineering Sector, under the auspices of the MEIBC, have culminated in NUMSA calling for a ‘certificate of non-resolution’ as the parties to the Council were not yet able to agree on a settlement. This action… more
  • Real-time oil condition analysis equipment set to reduce South African plant operation costs
    Sep 16, 2021 Buzz

    Real-time oil condition analysis equipment set to reduce South African plant operation…

    Oil condition analysis equipment that monitors equipment oil in real-time, enabling any anomalies in the oil to be detected at a very early stage, is now available across Africa from Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT). Sourced from England-based OEM… more
  • Closing the Gap of Gender Inequality in the South African Labour Market
    Sep 16, 2021 Buzz

    Closing the Gap of Gender Inequality in the South African Labour Market

    Women’s Month has highlighted the role of women (past, present and future) in society and once again reinforced awareness around disparities in gender-based pay that still persists today. A recent study by the National Business Initiative… more
  • The NADA Dealer Satisfaction Index survey now in its 25th year
    Sep 16, 2021 Buzz

    The NADA Dealer Satisfaction Index survey now in its 25th year

    The National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey measures dealers’ satisfaction with various automotive brands DSI survey forms vital link between dealers and manufacturers A total of 39 independently… more
  • New Fiat Tipo offers more
    Sep 16, 2021 Motoring

    New Fiat Tipo offers more

    Fiat Tipo sedan and hatchbacks completely refreshed New features and major enhancements over previous model Emotive, distinctive and dynamic, ideal for young people and for families The New Tipo has been refreshed in its design and onboard… more
  • Renault opens orders for the New Trafic
    Sep 16, 2021 Motoring

    Renault opens orders for the New Trafic

    Renault is opening orders for its New Renault Trafic on September 15th. European sales will start in late 2021. The New Renault Trafic features a new, more robust, and dynamic front face with full LED lights as standard. The completely… more
  • Mahindra Scorpio S11 Adventure launched in limited numbers
    Sep 16, 2021 Motoring

    Mahindra Scorpio S11 Adventure launched in limited numbers

    Scorpio Adventure features unique off-road bumpers, wheels and tyres Limited number available immediately Priced from R417 999 with all specifications included Mahindra has introduced a limited-edition Scorpio S11 Adventure for families who… more
  • Ford expands Ranger line-up with limited-edition Stormtrak
    Sep 16, 2021 Motoring

    Ford expands Ranger line-up with limited-edition Stormtrak

    New limited-edition Ranger Stormtrak adds upmarket style and exclusivity to the range Distinctive features include black mesh front grille with red inserts, custom decals and black accents, 18-inch gloss black alloy wheels, 3D Stormtrak decals,… more
  • Find the latest automotive technologies and products at AUTOMOTIVE WORLD Nagoya 2021
    Sep 16, 2021 Buzz

    Find the latest automotive technologies and products at AUTOMOTIVE WORLD Nagoya 2021

    AUTOMOTIVE WORLD Nagoya 2021 will be held as scheduled from October 27-29 at Portmesse Nagoya, Japan. If you are not in Japan now and find it difficult to visit exhibitions outside your country, utilize “Exhibitor/Product Search” to check 420*… more
  • Much Needed Resources for Brits Schools
    Sep 15, 2021 Buzz

    Much Needed Resources for Brits Schools

    Bridgestone donates computers, chairs, desks, uniforms, and stationery to four schools in located near manufacturing plant in Brits Bridgestone Southern Africa has handed over more than R140 000 in school equipment, supplies and uniform to four… more
  • Tipping Point - Engen makes it easy to say “Thank You” for great service
    Sep 15, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Tipping Point - Engen makes it easy to say “Thank You” for great service

    Excellent Engen service. No cash in your pocket. No stress. Engen's innovative 1app now features a ‘Tip an Attendant’ function, which allows motorists and shoppers across South Africa to tip deserving Engen staff for the warm and friendly… more
  • Being kind to your clutch can save you a packet
    Sep 15, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Being kind to your clutch can save you a packet

    Any learner driver can appreciate the frustrations of clutch control in a manual vehicle. Mastering this is however essential to becoming a capable driver and passing your driver’s test - and, it is also an important part of keeping your clutch… more
  • Pratley Putty has been a mainstay product for over 50 years
    Sep 15, 2021 Buzz

    Pratley Putty has been a mainstay product for over 50 years

    When compiling a list of South African inventions that have made an impact on a global scale, Pratley Putty will always feature among the top performers. Pratley Putty hasn’t just made its way around the world, this strong adhesive putty has… more
  • Autopromotec Blog News - September 2021
    Sep 15, 2021 Buzz

    Autopromotec Blog News - September 2021

    Autopromotec presents the operation “Business and Leisure” For Autopromotec 2022, that will take place in Bologna from 25 to 28 May, exhibitors and buyers will have the opportunity to learn about history, art and culture of the Motor Valley,… more
  • SAPICS | Self Leadership - a Critical Skill | 2 Day Workshop | 28 & 29 October 2021
    Sep 15, 2021 Buzz

    SAPICS | Self Leadership - a Critical Skill | 2 Day Workshop | 28 & 29 October 2021

    2 Day Leadership Workshop Online via Zoom Thursday, 28 October 2021 & Friday, 29 October 2021 08h30 - 16h30 SAST, CAT, GMT+2 We can only become the best version of ourselves if we have our self-leadership journey on track. If we can’t lead… more
  • Your invitation to Exhibit and Grow your Manufacturing Business in Africa
    Sep 15, 2021 Buzz

    Your invitation to Exhibit and Grow your Manufacturing Business in Africa

    YOUR INVITATION TO EXHIBIT The Manufacturing Indaba Virtual Exhibition is a great opportunity for both big and small manufacturers. Virtual Exhibitors get the chance to showcase their expertise in front of industry peers while meeting potential… more
  •  Does marketing automation software solve my omnichannel communication requirements?
    Sep 15, 2021 Buzz

    Does marketing automation software solve my omnichannel communication requirements?

    Most well-run organisations today understand that they need to communicate with their customers on the channel they’re most comfortable with at any given time. They also understand that the preferred channel might change and that customers… more
  • South Africa ranks 84th among 165 jurisdictions in Economic Freedom
    Sep 15, 2021 Buzz

    South Africa ranks 84th among 165 jurisdictions in Economic Freedom

    South Africa ranks 84th out of 165 countries and territories included in the Economic Freedom of the World: 2021 Annual Report, released today by the Free Market Foundation in conjunction with Canada’s Fraser Institute. In 2000, South Africa… more
  • Renault Group and its subsidiary RCI Bank and Services acquired a stake in heycar Group
    Sep 15, 2021 Buzz

    Renault Group and its subsidiary RCI Bank and Services acquired a stake in heycar Group

    Renault Group and RCI Bank and Services have acquired a stake in the Mobility Trader Holding GmbH (heycar Group). The Mobility Trader Holding GmbH is the company that created the online used car sales platform “heycar”, present in Germany,… more
  • Mandatory vaccinations in the workplace: Directive does not envisage a blanket approach
    Sep 15, 2021 Covid-19

    Mandatory vaccinations in the workplace: Directive does not envisage a blanket approach

    There has been a number of reports indicating that some employers are planning to implement a policy of mandatory vaccinations across their entire workforce. This decision, it is assumed, is based on the opportunity created by the Consolidated… more
  • How artificial intelligence dashcams can reduce fleet costs
    Sep 15, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    How artificial intelligence dashcams can reduce fleet costs

    Road accidents cost our country billions of Rands each year. According to the Department of Transport’s January to June 2020 State of Road Safety Report, the total cost from major, minor and damage-only road crashes amounted to an estimated… more
  • Together in motion: ZF Aftermarket shapes new era of collaboration and reveals various product highlights
    Sep 14, 2021 Buzz

    Together in motion: ZF Aftermarket shapes new era of collaboration and reveals various…

    After recent acquisition of WABCO, increased offering for cars, commercial vehicles, trucks, trailers and buses New product highlights in focus during Automechanika Frankfurt incl. WABCO Modular ABS Sensors Extension of product offering for… more
  • Adjusted level two is here 
    Sep 14, 2021 Buzz

    Adjusted level two is here 

    MasterDrive is looking forward to the move back to adjusted level two lockdown restrictions. They would like to welcome back any companies that were negatively affected by the higher lockdown levels. The CEO of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, says… more
  • Three customer experience strategies you’re missing
    Sep 14, 2021 Buzz

    Three customer experience strategies you’re missing

    The battlefield to win your customers’ business is fraught with opposition that only seems to grow more powerful by the day. Customer experience leaders have been hard at work investing in beautiful UX, intuitive navigation, and winning… more
  • European Heritage days: Renault Group exhibits its art collection and opens the doors of its historic headquarters
    Sep 14, 2021 Buzz

    European Heritage days: Renault Group exhibits its art collection and opens the doors of…

    Unheard-of opening of the Pierre Dreyfus building, Renault's first administrative headquarters and a symbol of the manufacturer's history in Boulogne-Billancourt (near Paris in France). Discovering Renault through a visit to the garden and… more
  • Get ready for Automechanika Johannesburg 2022
    Sep 14, 2021 Buzz

    Get ready for Automechanika Johannesburg 2022

    The Buildup to Automechanika 2022 In order to retain our reputation as South Africa’s leading international trade fair for the automotive service industry targeting trade visitors from the Sub-Saharan Region, we conducted a visitor survey to… more
  • Are multinational companies in the automotive industry in SA stifling growth?
    Sep 14, 2021 Buzz

    Are multinational companies in the automotive industry in SA stifling growth?

    The Guidelines for Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarket need to be applauded and its implementation carefully monitored particularly at a time when the economy is experiencing an unprecedented unemployment crisis. Kate… more
  • Based on Q1 and Q2, what can we expect from Q3?
    Sep 14, 2021 Buzz

    Based on Q1 and Q2, what can we expect from Q3?

    A trading strategist’s view Fred Razak, Chief Trading Strategist from CMTrading, weighs in on financial markets following another interesting season. What happens next? “Right now, it seems that governments and central banks are doing… more
  • Hyundai scores best in 2021 NADA Dealer Satisfaction Index
    Sep 14, 2021 Buzz

    Hyundai scores best in 2021 NADA Dealer Satisfaction Index

    Hyundai Automotive South Africa’s dealer network has achieved the top score in the 2021 Dealer Satisfaction survey conducted by the National Automobile Dealers’ Association. Hyundai showed a 3,2% improvement compared to its performance in the… more
  • Hankook Land Cruiser Festival 2021
    Sep 14, 2021 Buzz

    Hankook Land Cruiser Festival 2021

    We are proud to announce that the Hankook Land Cruiser Festival will be taking place once again at Sondela Nature Reserve & Spa near Bela Bela from 12 to 14 November 2021, subject to strict Covid 19 protocols in place at the time. The event… more
  • COVID-19: Amended Regulations: Adjusted Alert Level Two
    Sep 14, 2021 Covid-19

    COVID-19: Amended Regulations: Adjusted Alert Level Two

    Covid-19 Alert Level to an adjusted Alert Level 2. The President indicated that the following amended regulations remain applicable: gatherings are permitted, subject to a maximum of 250 people indoors and 500 people outdoors or 50% of capacity… more
  • What is preventing another Steinhoff from happening in this country?
    Sep 14, 2021 Buzz

    What is preventing another Steinhoff from happening in this country?

    What is preventing another Steinhoff, Tongaat Hulett, African Bank, Eskom, SAA, etc. from happening in South Africa? This is a question that should be top of mind for those who have invested hard-earned money in banks and large corporations,… more
  • Toyota gifts all the SA Tokyo 2020 medalists with close to R800 000 in prize money
    Sep 13, 2021 Buzz

    Toyota gifts all the SA Tokyo 2020 medalists with close to R800 000 in prize money

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has rewarded all the SA Olympic and Paralympic podium finishers from the Tokyo Games 2020 with cheques ranging from R25 000 to R200 000 per person. The cash incentives were awarded per medal, meaning that if an… more
  • The BluePrint Engines Story – How It All Began
    Sep 13, 2021 Buzz

    The BluePrint Engines Story – How It All Began

    BluePrint Engines was founded nearly 40 years ago in a small garage in central Nebraska. CEO and Founder, Norris Marshall, has always had a strong passion for building engines and an entrepreneurial drive. What started as just a hobby… more
  • SEMA concludes online search for top young vehicle builders
    Sep 13, 2021 Buzz

    SEMA concludes online search for top young vehicle builders

    Top three builders win a trip to 2021 SEMA Show and entry into Battle of the Builders competition Golden Tickets have been awarded to three aspiring young vehicle builders to compete in SEMA Battle of the Builders, a coveted competition open… more
  • SAPICS & IAPHL (International Association Public Health Logisticians) - Partnership
    Sep 13, 2021 Buzz

    SAPICS & IAPHL (International Association Public Health Logisticians) - Partnership

    SAPICS is proud to work with IAPHL on the development of the South Africa Chapter. Thanks to the contribution made by IAPHL from funding received from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation we are excited to announce that we are inviting 50… more
  • A double dose of 4X4 Mega World 400 action awaits competitors with exciting routes to look forward to
    Sep 13, 2021 Motorsport

    A double dose of 4X4 Mega World 400 action awaits competitors with exciting routes to…

    After a break of three months, the 2021 South African National Cross Country Championship (SACCS) will resume on 1 and 2 October with the 4x4 Mega World 400 that forms the fourth and fifth round of the championship. This event will take place… more
  • 15 Critical Skills to Master for the Future World of Work
    Sep 13, 2021 Buzz

    15 Critical Skills to Master for the Future World of Work

    Ask anyone what the crucial skills are to compete in the future world of work, and they’re likely to rattle off a list of competencies such as coding, robotics, digital marketing, programming and so on. This overt focus on technical or digital… more
  • 52 Days to Corolla Cross
    Sep 13, 2021 Motoring

    52 Days to Corolla Cross

    Pricing, Model Line-Up and 'Reserve Now' Toyota's hotly anticipated Corolla Cross is set to go on sale at the start of November '21. Following the previous releases where we shared the product concept and powertrain details, we are pleased to… more
  • Engen walking the talk with Generation Z
    Sep 13, 2021 Buzz

    Engen walking the talk with Generation Z

    A perfect dozen! Engen has been voted South Africa’s Coolest Petrol Station by the country’s “Gen. Z’s” in the Sunday Times Generation Next, for the 12th consecutive year. The Award comes amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and attests to the… more
  • Concours South Africa 2021 Postponed!
    Sep 13, 2021 Buzz

    Concours South Africa 2021 Postponed!

    Due to circumstances beyond our control, and despite our best efforts, it is with regret that we are forced to cancel Concours South Africa for 2021. We are optimistic that the situation will be better in 2022 and we will be able to plan and… more
  • How Hyundai wants to become carbon neutral by 2045
    Sep 13, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    How Hyundai wants to become carbon neutral by 2045

    The Hyundai Motor Company has committed itself to be carbon neutral in its products and global operations by 2045. As one of the solutions to reach this goal, Hyundai will phase out all vehicles using fossil fuels in major markets by 2040.… more
  • Smart Procurement Indaba | Your career growth is important to us!
    Sep 13, 2021 Buzz

    Smart Procurement Indaba | Your career growth is important to us!

    By now I’m sure you know that SAPICS is committed to you, in your role within your organisation as well as in your personal professional capacity. Training and networking has not been a priority in our minds, budgets, or calendars during the… more
  • Contract signed with chassis partner: BMW M Motorsport enters the LMDh class with Dallara.
    Sep 13, 2021 Motorsport

    Contract signed with chassis partner: BMW M Motorsport enters the LMDh class with Dallara.

    BMW M Motorsport has taken another important step towards entering the LMDh class in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IMSA series) from the 2023 season. The chassis for the two prototype cars will be produced in close collaboration… more
  • Winners in the ninth Gender Mainstreaming Awards celebrate achievements towards better gender equity in business
    Sep 13, 2021 Buzz

    Winners in the ninth Gender Mainstreaming Awards celebrate achievements towards better…

    The winners in the ninth Gender Mainstreaming Awards celebrate their achievements in creating and promoting a more equitable workplace where gender mainstreaming is an uncompromised norm. Business leaders from across Africa attended the virtual… more
  • Need to lose weight?
    Sep 10, 2021 Buzz

    Need to lose weight?

    Do your drivers need to lose some weight? Research suggests that drivers who turn their vehicles into mobile warehouses or offices can reduce mileage by 2% for every 3,7 litres of fuel if they have approximately 50kg of extra weight in their… more
  • Hybrid working vs a 10% pay rise?
    Sep 10, 2021 Buzz

    Hybrid working vs a 10% pay rise?

    We’ll take the flexibility, thanks When asked whether they’d prefer autonomy over where they worked or higher pay, 72% of office workers said they’d rather have the option to continue working remotely than extra cash Businesses and individuals… more
  • SUV’s and Crossover’s: Vehicle of choice for women over the last decade
    Sep 10, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    SUV’s and Crossover’s: Vehicle of choice for women over the last decade

    Over the last decade, more women have opted to purchase larger vehicles such as SUV’s and the sturdier Crossover, as opposed to smaller hatchbacks and sedans. Pieter Wessels, Managing Director of Lightstone Auto says, “The ever-increasing… more
  • Bakwena celebrates 20 years of world class infrastructure
    Sep 10, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Bakwena celebrates 20 years of world class infrastructure

    On 28 August 2021 Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Pty) Ltd (Bakwena) reached an exciting milestone as the company celebrated 20 years of providing world class infrastructure. Over the years Bakwena has not only maintained and upgraded… more
  • UD Trucks opens new service dealer in Vaal Triangle
    Sep 10, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    UD Trucks opens new service dealer in Vaal Triangle

    UD Trucks Southern Africa has announced the opening of a new service dealer in Sasolburg. Strategically located, UD Trucks Vaal will serve fleet owners in the industrial heartland of the country with certified UD Trucks service, parts, and… more
  • Off-Roading for Beginners and Advanced Drivers
    Sep 10, 2021 Buzz

    Off-Roading for Beginners and Advanced Drivers

    General Tire provides tips for safe off-road trips General Grabber AT3 is original equipment (OE) fitment on the Ford Ranger Raptor high-performance off-road pickup, and the Isuzu D-Max pickup Tough and durable General Grabber X3 designed for… more
  • New Polo to continue sales success for the Volkswagen brand
    Sep 10, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    New Polo to continue sales success for the Volkswagen brand

    The sixth generation Polo has sold over 73 000 units in the local market since its introduction in 2018, making it South Africa’s second best-selling passenger car Over 80% of the locally-manufactured Volkswagen Polos are exported to… more
  • Get Ready For The Next-Gen Ranger!
    Sep 10, 2021 Motoring

    Get Ready For The Next-Gen Ranger!

    Ford releases the first official glimpse of the #NextGenRanger, which will be revealed later this year and launch in 2022. Embracing superior off-road credentials and Ford’s dynamic driving DNA, customers will rejoice at the toughest, most… more
  • World Electric Vehicle Day: IDTechEx Talks Electric Vehicles Taking Over the Roads, Seas and Skies
    Sep 10, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    World Electric Vehicle Day: IDTechEx Talks Electric Vehicles Taking Over the Roads, Seas…

    World Electric Vehicle Day 9 September World Electric Vehicle Day is here, and, as an industry analyst, it presents a great occasion to take a retrospective look at the past decade of innovation and disruption. Indeed, with cars alone, annual… more
  • Alternative Power Vehicles Estimated to Account for 45% of U.S. Light Vehicle Sales by 2035
    Sep 10, 2021 Buzz

    Alternative Power Vehicles Estimated to Account for 45% of U.S. Light Vehicle Sales by…

    Despite likely growth, electric and hybrid powertrains currently represent only a small niche market for automakers and the specialty-equipment industry Sales of alternative power vehicles, while currently representing just 5% of all U.S. light… more
  • Hypermotion Frankfurt: Strong community – strong event programme
    Sep 09, 2021 Buzz

    Hypermotion Frankfurt: Strong community – strong event programme

    Decarbonisation, digitisation and globalisation – these are pressing challenges that demand bold and innovative solutions in the fields of mobility and logistics. From 14 to 16 September 2021 Hypermotion Frankfurt will be promoting networking… more
  • Honda to Start Testing Program in September Toward Launch of Autonomous Vehicle Mobility Service Business in Japan
    Sep 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Honda to Start Testing Program in September Toward Launch of Autonomous Vehicle Mobility…

    Public road tests will be conducted in 2022 in Utsunomiya City and Haga Town, Tochigi Prefecture Honda has announced that it will start a testing program for autonomous vehicles in September 2021, taking a step toward an autonomous vehicle… more
  • Truck Drivers roll up their sleeves to get vaccinated at Engen Highveld 1-Stop
    Sep 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Truck Drivers roll up their sleeves to get vaccinated at Engen Highveld 1-Stop

    Engen is again helping to bring health to the front seat for our country’s truck drivers, this time by providing them with easy access to the Covid-19 vaccine. In partnership with the Road Freight Association (RFA), Trucking Wellness, and the… more
  • Hyundai Motor Group sets out vision for hydrogen energy
    Sep 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Hyundai Motor Group sets out vision for hydrogen energy

    The Hyundai Motor Group has set out its vision for hydrogen energy and a global hydrogen society, and its plans to popularize hydrogen by 2040 through the introduction of new technologies and mobility solutions in transportation and other… more
  • SAPICS | The FLOW Simulation Game – an Interactive Half Day Workshop | Demand Driven Technologies
    Sep 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    SAPICS | The FLOW Simulation Game – an Interactive Half Day Workshop | Demand Driven…

    The FLOW Simulation Game – an interactive half day workshop If you need to improve the flow of materials across your supply chain then this interactive learning experience is for you! Click Here To Learn More more
  • Feature: From Clerk to CEO: The proudly South African story of John Jacobs
    Sep 09, 2021 Buzz

    Feature: From Clerk to CEO: The proudly South African story of John Jacobs

    From a teenage junior clerk at an international protective workwear company to taking over that very business and turning it into one of South Africa’s most prominent ventures of its kind: That is the story of John Jacobs, CEO of Sweet-Orr &… more
  • Volta Trucks confirms the full-electric Volta Zero will be manufactured in Steyr, Austria
    Sep 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Volta Trucks confirms the full-electric Volta Zero will be manufactured in Steyr, Austria

    Steyr Automotive and Volta Trucks sign a manufacturing agreement which will see Volta Zero production commence in Austria on time, at the end of 2022. Partnership with Steyr Automotive forms a vital part of the company’s recently announced… more
  • Mobilize develops concrete solutions to facilitate the ecological transition
    Sep 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Mobilize develops concrete solutions to facilitate the ecological transition

    Connected services to encourage EV uptake Facilitate the sale of used electric vehicles thanks to a ‘Battery Certificate’ Access more than 260,000 charging stations throughout Europe with ‘Mobilize Charge Pass’ Reduce your electricity bill with… more
  • Opinion Piece: Financial success after the pandemic
    Sep 09, 2021 Covid-19

    Opinion Piece: Financial success after the pandemic

    NAVIGATING / PICKING UP THE PIECES AND MOVING FORWARD – FINANCIAL SUCCESS AFTER THE PANDEMIC Nelisiwe Masango – Financial Markets Analyst, CEO of Ubuntu Invest and one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 50 Black African Women Entrepreneurs to Watch… more
  • Meeting the challenges of disruption with strategic FinOps
    Sep 09, 2021 Buzz

    Meeting the challenges of disruption with strategic FinOps

    The headwinds and economic strain of the past 18 months have left many businesses with little option but to evaluate costs. However, a recent PwC report states that while 52 percent of companies plan to curb or defer investments, only 9 percent… more
  •  Scamming activity intensifies ahead of world famous auto racing event
    Sep 09, 2021 Motorsport

    Scamming activity intensifies ahead of world famous auto racing event

    This Sunday, 12th September, the Italian F1 Grand Prix – the highest class of international auto racing – is set to take place. With restrictions driven by the pandemic, not all fans will be able to attend the event and support their teams. As… more
  • xplore the Future of Manufacturing in Africa: What will be discussed?
    Sep 09, 2021 Buzz

    Explore the Future of Manufacturing in Africa: What will be discussed?

    The upcoming Virtual Manufacturing Indaba is a revered platform for manufacturers to explore growth opportunities, uncover the latest manufacturing incentives and trends, and network with the sector’s key stakeholders. The event will be packed… more
  • Entrepreneurship & franchising to shape the future
    Sep 09, 2021 Buzz

    Entrepreneurship & franchising to shape the future

    FASA’s Franchising in Africa conference, held at the end of August became the litmus test of pent up feelings that have been swirling within the country like a tornado. This is just what the franchise sector needed: honest and open discussions… more
  • AI and telematics can improve driving behaviour under South Africa’s new driving laws
    Sep 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    AI and telematics can improve driving behaviour under South Africa’s new driving laws

    By Justin Manson, Sales Director at Webfleet Solutions South Africa’s Department of Transport announced the implementation of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act, which will introduce a new licence points… more
  • Avo by Nedbank digitalises the automotive industry
    Sep 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Avo by Nedbank digitalises the automotive industry

    South Africa’s first end-to-end virtual vehicle mall makes the entire purchasing process a single integrated experience. For the first time in South Africa, car buyers can enjoy a complete end-to-end digital vehicle shopping experience, saving… more
  • Ford South Africa Exports 500 000th Locally Assembled Ranger on Current Model’s 10th Anniversary
    Sep 09, 2021 Buzz

    Ford South Africa Exports 500 000th Locally Assembled Ranger on Current Model’s 10th…

    The Ford Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria has reached the 500 000 export milestone for locally assembled Ranger pickups 2021 is the current Ranger’s 10th anniversary since production started in South Africa in 2011, with a total investment… more
  • Written off, refinanced, reinsured, death trap
    Sep 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Written off, refinanced, reinsured, death trap

    Over the past year or so the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), a proud Association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), has frequently reported on unsuspecting car buyers who have been duped into buying a… more
  • Maintaining the charge
    Sep 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Maintaining the charge

    As a market, South Africa is assumed to have many adoption barriers to overcome as it prepares to embrace the next era of mobility. But the excitement and possibilities around e-mobility offer much fascination when one considers the optimistic… more
  • Business confidence down but not out
    Sep 09, 2021 Buzz

    Business confidence down but not out

    After surging by 15 points to 50 in the second quarter, the RMB/BER Business Confidence index (BCI) retreated to 43 in the third quarter. The index is now back in net negative terrain, where the number of respondents unsatisfied with prevailing… more
  • How IWG’s franchise model has gone from strength to strength in 2021
    Sep 09, 2021 Buzz

    How IWG’s franchise model has gone from strength to strength in 2021

    The shift to hybrid working has seen franchise partnerships rise by 350% in the first half of this year. As the world begins to come to terms with the effects of Covid-19, it’s increasingly clear that the pandemic will have a long-lasting… more
  • The all new Renault Kiger: designed to turn heads
    Sep 09, 2021 Motoring

    The all new Renault Kiger: designed to turn heads

    The all new Renault Kiger has made its début in SA. This compact SUV is destined to change the face of the local SUV market, with its resolutely modern and dynamic design, and a suite of features to match. The all new Renault Kiger strongly… more
  • Ford Creates 1 200 Jobs at Silverton Assembly Plant, Modernised Ranger Assembly Line Launched
    Sep 09, 2021 Buzz

    Ford Creates 1 200 Jobs at Silverton Assembly Plant, Modernised Ranger Assembly Line…

    Ford South Africa is adding almost 1 200 jobs at its Silverton Assembly Plant as part of its modernisation and expansion The addition of a third shift for production of the Ford Ranger pickup increases its workforce by 750 employees to a total… more
  • Celebrating women breaking down barriers in male-dominated industries
    Sep 08, 2021 Buzz

    Celebrating women breaking down barriers in male-dominated industries

    Women empowerment should continue beyond women’s month AWISCA and partners launch the Top 100 Women In Africa Supply Chain The work to empower and celebrate women in Africa continues beyond the month of August. In South Africa, August is… more
  • Proposed RTMC fees a shakedown of motorists
    Sep 08, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Proposed RTMC fees a shakedown of motorists

    Proposed amended fees for services offered by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) announced by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula are beyond outrageous and show deep contempt for the citizens of South Africa. The Automobile… more
  • Isuzu renews its support of the Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer
    Sep 08, 2021 Buzz

    Isuzu renews its support of the Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer

    Isuzu Motors South Africa has been a proud sponsor of the Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer for the past four years. The walk for cancer yearly attracts thousands of people across South Africa. We are excited once again to be one of the main… more
  • Corolla Goes Hybrid
    Sep 08, 2021 Motoring

    Corolla Goes Hybrid

    "Hybrid: a term introduced to the automotive world by Toyota to identify a dual-source powertrain combining a traditional internal combustion gasoline engine with a high-current electric motor." This revolutionary powertrain technology debuted… more
  • RAV4 Goes Hybrid
    Sep 08, 2021 Motoring

    RAV4 Goes Hybrid

    "Hybrid: a term introduced to the automotive world by Toyota to identify a dual-source powertrain combining a traditional internal combustion gasoline engine with a high-current electric motor." This revolutionary powertrain technology debuted… more
  • FAW Trucks partnership realises the African dream
    Sep 08, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    FAW Trucks partnership realises the African dream

    FAW Trucks’ partnership with the BHL Group spans ten successful years Two companies with a rich local history continue to make inroads in Southern African markets BHL Group celebrates 25 years as a successful family-owned and -run business… more
  • Ericsson Connected Cars report highlights significant monetisation opportunities for car manufacturers
    Sep 08, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Ericsson Connected Cars report highlights significant monetisation opportunities for car…

    While drivers and passengers still need vehicles to get to their destination, other parts of driving experiences across the world are changing fast. The ‘driving’ factor in this change is reliable and robust connectivity. Automakers are… more
  • Caution! Fake RTMS auditor rips off transporter
    Sep 08, 2021 Buzz

    Caution! Fake RTMS auditor rips off transporter

    We have just been made aware of an unassuming transport operator, who paid a R16 250 "deposit" for a RTMS audit in the false belief that he was dealing with legitimate auditors. It appeared that they convinced the transporter that they would… more
  • Fast screen action - Non-stop screen action
    Sep 08, 2021 Buzz

    Fast screen action - Non-stop screen action

    A two-day eSports tournament under the auspices of Ziehl-Abegg was a success Ziehl-Abegg staged an international eSports tournament. Employees of the motor and fan manufacturer organized the two-day online event and at the company headquarters… more
  • 3 KPIs every customer-centric service leader in South Africa should use
    Sep 08, 2021 Buzz

    3 KPIs every customer-centric service leader in South Africa should use

    For customer-centric service leaders in South Africa, key performance indicators (KPIs) play a key role in maintaining excellent customer service. Redefined KPIs have become a fundamental part of a business’ ability to sustainably make money,… more
  • The Renault 5 Prototype meets its siblings at the Munich Motor Show
    Sep 08, 2021 Motoring

    The Renault 5 Prototype meets its siblings at the Munich Motor Show

    The iconic Renault 5 is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The sprightly 50-year-old now has a descendant: the Renault 5 Prototype will give rise to a production model next year. A brand’s soul is born of its legacy. To pay homage to such… more
  • Mandatory vaccinations in the workplace: Freedom of choice
    Sep 08, 2021 Covid-19

    Mandatory vaccinations in the workplace: Freedom of choice

    by Gerhard Papenfus and Jaco Swart NEASA’s view in summary: the decision to be vaccinated or not remains the prerogative of each individual; an employee should, under no circumstances, be forced to make a choice between an infringement of his… more
  • Opinion Piece: As warehousing booms, business process outsourcing steps up to meet demand
    Sep 08, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Opinion Piece: As warehousing booms, business process outsourcing steps up to meet demand

    South Africa’s retail model has changed dramatically in the last 18 months, partially driven by the pandemic and lockdowns, which vastly accelerated the growth of e-commerce and altered buying patterns. This has put pressure on the warehousing… more
  • Draft Amendment of RTMC regulations (Fees)
    Sep 08, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Draft Amendment of RTMC regulations (Fees)

    The Minister of Transport has published a draft amendment to the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) Regulations, 2007 in Government Gazette Nr. 45085 on 3 September 2021 for comments. The draft amendment regulates fees that may be… more
  • Palisade is a worthy new flagship SUV for Hyundai in SA
    Sep 07, 2021 Motoring

    Palisade is a worthy new flagship SUV for Hyundai in SA

    The highly competitive SUV and crossover segment in the South African car market has received an impressive new addition with the launch of the Hyundai Palisade, the Korean brand’s new local flagship model. The formidable Palisade – with an… more
  • What is the future of fuel retailing in South Africa?
    Sep 07, 2021 Buzz

    What is the future of fuel retailing in South Africa?

    The complexity of the fuel retailing sector and the myriad of issues that surround it are enough to make anyone’s head spin. For those operating fuel retail stations it’s like juggling multiple balls at once... on the one hand focusing on the… more
  • Valtteri Bottas joins Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN in multi-year deal
    Sep 07, 2021 Motorsport

    Valtteri Bottas joins Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN in multi-year deal

    Valtteri Bottas will join Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN for the 2022 season and beyond, the Finnish driver signing a multi-year deal with the Hinwil-based team. Bottas, a nine-time Grand Prix winner, joins the team as it embarks on the crucial… more
  • Free Market Foundation: Forced localisation will only add to unemployment crisis
    Sep 07, 2021 Buzz

    Free Market Foundation: Forced localisation will only add to unemployment crisis

    CLICK HERE for an audio clip from FMF Deputy Director Chris Hattingh While the Free Market Foundation (FMF) acknowledges the positive structural reforms currently underway by government – most notably the lifting of the self-generation… more
  • THE TIRE COLOGNE 2022: Right on Track
    Sep 07, 2021 Buzz

    THE TIRE COLOGNE 2022: Right on Track

    65 per cent of exhibition space already booked up More than eight months before the start of THE TIRE COLOGNE 2022, the leading international trade fair for the tire and wheel industry is right on track. THE TIRE COLOGNE takes place from 24 to… more
  • Join our complimentary September webinars
    Sep 07, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Join our complimentary September webinars

    A friendly reminder to give you peace of mind relating to AARTO - for any one in SA with a drivers licence or who have staff who must travel for work. Also a reminder to register for a short and powerful POPIA Webinar for anyone working with… more
  • The BMW i Vision Circular.
    Sep 07, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The BMW i Vision Circular

    With the BMW i Vision Circular, the BMW Group is looking ahead to a compact BMW for the year 2040 that is focused squarely on sustainability and luxury. The four-seater is fully electrically powered and offers a generous amount of interior… more
  • Modern customer engagement: Keeping up with Gen Y and Z
    Sep 07, 2021 Buzz

    Modern customer engagement: Keeping up with Gen Y and Z

    The term ‘customer engagement’ is arguably one of the biggest buzzwords in today’s business landscape. It's so widely used that when many people hear the phrase, they interpret it as a checkbox item. It is, however, an ongoing crucial… more
  • SVI Bullet-resistant Toyota Land Cruiser 300 loading
    Sep 07, 2021 Motoring

    SVI Bullet-resistant Toyota Land Cruiser 300 loading

    SVI purchased a Toyota Land Cruiser 300 to develop a discreet armouring kit The aim is to provide full B6 protection against assault rifles like the AK47 2-month engineering development period The SVI order book for the Land Cruiser 300… more
  • World premiere: All-new Renault Mégane E-TECH 100% Electric
    Sep 07, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    World premiere: All-new Renault Mégane E-TECH 100% Electric

    New “sensual tech” design language Compact on the outside, great roominess on the inside OpenR the new connected infotainment experience with 24" screen 60 kWh thin battery pack for up to 470 km WLTP range The all-new Mégane E-TECH Electric is… more
  • Veoneer products enable level 3 hands-off self-driving tech
    Sep 07, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Veoneer products enable level 3 hands-off self-driving tech

    The automotive technology company Veoneer, Inc. (NYSE: VNE and SSE: VNE SDB), is proud contributor to the Highly Automated Driving solution in the Mercedes-Benz S-class, equipped to offer level 3 hands-off self-driving tech. During the fall,… more
  • 2021 FIA Formula One Dutch Grand Prix – Race – Sunday
    Sep 07, 2021 Motorsport

    2021 FIA Formula One Dutch Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

    Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN had a spirited but eventually unlucky day in Zandvoort as Antonio Giovinazzi and Robert Kubica finished in 14th and 15th in the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix. It was a result borne not out of lack of trying, as both Antonio and… more
  • First class toward the future
    Sep 07, 2021 Motoring

    First class toward the future

    Audi grandsphere concept – luxury sedan with an electric drive system New interior concept: free space in the front row Automated driving creates an innovative experience sphere The private jet for the road – At the IAA 2021, Audi is presenting… more
  • Shock Toyota hillclimb victory tops a varied Gazoo Racing Week
    Sep 07, 2021 Motorsport

    Shock Toyota hillclimb victory tops a varied Gazoo Racing Week

    Toyota Gazoo Racing Week 36 delivered a broad spectrum of racing topped by a totally unexpected Toyota victory in the Simola Hillclimb’s King on the Hill on Sunday. In a weekend topped by Max Verstappen’s dominant home Dutch Grand Prix victory… more
  • Born in Mexico! The first unit of the BMW 2 Series Coupé is produced in San Luis Potosi.
    Sep 07, 2021 Buzz

    Born in Mexico! The first unit of the BMW 2 Series Coupé is produced in San Luis Potosi.

    New 2 Series Coupé will be produced exclusively in Mexico for the global market. Additional investment of USD$125 million dollars at San Luis Potosí Plant. The BMW Group Plant in San Luis Potosi has started production of the new BMW 2 Series… more
  • The Automotive Show and Automotive Forum at IATF 2021
    Sep 06, 2021 Buzz

    The Automotive Show and Automotive Forum at IATF - 15 - 21 November 2021

    Read Up On The Hosted Buyer Programme - Register Your Interest To Be A Hosted Buyer More Information - Attend - Provisional Program more
  • 43rd Annual SAPICS Conference was one of the most important ever amid COVID-19 crisis and unprecedented pressure on supply chains
    Sep 06, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    43rd Annual SAPICS Conference was one of the most important ever amid COVID-19 crisis and…

    Hundreds of supply chain professionals from Africa and around the world came together last week to learn, share knowledge and network at the 2021 SAPICS Conference, hosted by South Africa’s Professional Body for Supply Chain Management… more
  • EVs star in August used car stats
    Sep 06, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    EVs star in August used car stats

    Electric vehicles (EVs) were the star of the show in a positive month for the used car market in South Africa. In keeping with previous trends, EV searches continued to show growth in the country with a 77% increase in searches year-on-year and… more
  • Payment24 platform enables SA Taxi rewards programme, for safer, smarter taxi operations
    Sep 06, 2021 Buzz

    Payment24 platform enables SA Taxi rewards programme, for safer, smarter taxi operations

    Mobile rewards and product benefits coming as rewards programme boosts benefits SA Taxi, in partnership with Payment24, is enhancing its rewards programme to give South African taxi operators, owners and drivers expanded rewards. SA Taxi, part… more
  • New report signposts opportunity in Africa’s diverse aftermarket parts business
    Sep 06, 2021 Buzz

    New report signposts opportunity in Africa’s diverse aftermarket parts business

    Automechanika Dubai to become continent’s aftermarket superhighway with the emirate tipped as second most important parts supplier to Kenya A new report commissioned by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, organiser of Automechanika Dubai… more
  • All-New Dacia Jogger: the 7-seater family car reinvented
    Sep 06, 2021 Motoring

    All-New Dacia Jogger: the 7-seater family car reinvented

    Dacia underscores its C-segment ambition with a new family model accessible offering 5- and 7-seater versions. The Dacia Jogger stands as the fourth pillar of Dacia's product strategy. Having released its small all-electric city car Spring,… more
  • Ford Takes Parking to the Next Level, with an Automated Valet that Does the Work for You
    Sep 06, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Takes Parking to the Next Level, with an Automated Valet that Does the Work for You

    Automated Valet Parking enables drivers to use an app to send the vehicle into an automated parking manoeuvre The car park sensors recognise and localise the vehicle to guide its parking manoeuvre Drivers use the FordPass app to request the… more
  • Will dusty Delmas serve up a fourth new winner in four races?
    Sep 06, 2021 Motorsport

    Will dusty Delmas serve up a fourth new winner in four races?

    Three races into the 2021 MSA South African National Cross Country Motorcycle Championship, three different riders and three different machines have won the races overall. So the question has to be, will the virgin springtime mielie fields and… more
  • New Fiat 500X: Let the adventure begin
    Sep 06, 2021 Motoring

    New Fiat 500X: Let the adventure begin

    Fiat 500X features receive new trim levels, new colours and new interiors Updated with the introduction of Cult, Connect, Cross and Sport trim levels 1,4-litre petrol engines with six-speed manual or automatic transmission Brimming with… more
  • Northern Cape youngsters showcase innovation in science
    Sep 06, 2021 Buzz

    Northern Cape youngsters showcase innovation in science

    Washing hands has become common during the COVID-19 pandemic – as it should. But not all soaps are effective. This is one of the findings of an award-winning research effort which was one of some 79 such projects showcased at the provincial… more
  • Chery South Africa, WesBank sign landmark agreement
    Sep 06, 2021 Motoring

    Chery South Africa, WesBank sign landmark agreement

    The wheels are turning fast at Chery South Africa, which this week signed a binding agreement with WesBank for the provision of financial services to both clients and dealers. The agreement follows several months of negotiation between China’s… more
  • Dask to manufacture Saint-Gobain bonding tapes in SA
    Sep 06, 2021 Buzz

    Dask to manufacture Saint-Gobain bonding tapes in SA

    Dask Distributors is proud to announce that it has partnered exclusively with Saint-Gobain Tapes Solutions to locally manufacture automotive bonding tapes for top OEM assembly plants in South Africa. Dask Distributors is now able to manufacture… more
  • Join the Software République to shape tomorrow's mobility with the ‘Mobility 4.0 Challenge’
    Sep 06, 2021 Buzz

    Join the Software République to shape tomorrow's mobility with the ‘Mobility 4.0…

    Atos, Dassault Systèmes, Orange, Renault Group, STMicroelectronics, and Thales, members of the Software République are launching their first open innovation challenge The competition will start on September 6 and will be open to start-ups,… more
  • Bridge of Weir: Celebrating the best in automotive design at Concours of Elegance 2021
    Sep 06, 2021 Motoring

    Bridge of Weir: Celebrating the best in automotive design at Concours of Elegance 2021

    Expert supplier of Fine Automotive Leather to the world’s most respected luxury car brands, Bridge of Weir Leather will again be celebrating outstanding automotive design at Concours of Elegance 2021 ‘Icons’ display to feature an exceptional… more
  • Legal Executive Scarlate Masiye joins Bridgestone Exco to lead legal and regulatory function
    Sep 06, 2021 Buzz

    Legal expert joins tyre manufacturer, Bridgestone

    Newly-appointed Legal Executive at Bridgestone Southern Africa’s (BSAF), Scarlate Masiye’s diverse and unique track record is set to be a valuable contribution as the business affirms its position as a global leader in sustainable and advanced… more
  • South Africa faces a tough road to net-zero emissions by 2050, but there are opportunities on the way
    Sep 03, 2021 Buzz

    South Africa faces a tough road to net-zero emissions by 2050, but there are…

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) – of which South Africa is an association country – recently released a report detailing a way forward for countries looking to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and thus give the world an even chance of… more
  • Revolution, not evolution: BMW Group to reduce carbon footprint significantly by 2030 using innovative materials.
    Sep 03, 2021 Buzz

    Revolution, not evolution: BMW Group to reduce carbon footprint significantly by 2030…

    Measures to achieve 1.5-degree goal: BMW Group backs sustainable, innovative materials and circular economy Higher recycling rates and material substitutions for faster reduction of lifecycle CO2 emissions by 2030 Innovative materials research… more
  • How you can stay energised when load shedding strikes
    Sep 03, 2021 Buzz

    How you can stay energised when load shedding strikes

    Now that Eskom has confirmed that we’re in for five more years of load shedding, South African homeowners and small business owners are bracing themselves for more load shedding blues. Lost productivity, fresh produce going bad, safety issues… more
  • Mitsubishi ranks third overall in J.D Power 2021 Initial Quality Study
    Sep 03, 2021 Motoring

    Mitsubishi ranks third overall in J.D Power 2021 Initial Quality Study

    Mitsubishi impresses in survey measuring consumer sentiment Outlander Sport placed second in small SUV class Mitsubishi strives to exceed the expectations of its customers Mitsubishi Motors ended the month of August on a high note when it… more
  • Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN driver Kimi Räikkönen to retire from F1 at the end of 2021
    Sep 03, 2021 Motorsport

    Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN driver Kimi Räikkönen to retire from F1 at the end of 2021

    Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN driver, Kimi Räikkönen, has announced he will retire from Formula One at the end of the 2021 season. The Finn, currently the most experienced driver on the grid with 344 Grand Prix entries, will leave the sport after a… more
  • Explore chatbots and is Malaysia an option for your business?
    Sep 03, 2021 Buzz

    Explore chatbots and is Malaysia an option for your business?

    The next event is on 10th September starting at 8:30 am. The aim of the virtual networking events is to invite you to come and meet with people and exchange information. Our next virtual networking event is about exploring your options. The… more
  • Mazda3 Sedan Discontinue
    Sep 03, 2021 Motoring

    Mazda3 Sedan Discontinue

    Mazda Southern Africa has taken the decision to run out existing stock on the Mazda3 Sedan. In line with the decline of the medium size sedan segment over the last few years, Mazda Southern Africa has decided to run out the existing stock on… more
  • Dunlop to share the gift of reading this Literacy Day
    Sep 03, 2021 Buzz

    Dunlop to share the gift of reading this Literacy Day

    This International Literacy Day, celebrated globally on 8 September, iconic tyre brand Dunlop will be sharing the joy of reading with South African families in partnership with NGO, Book Dash. International Literacy Day coincides with South… more
  • PRI Trade Show on track to connect racing industry
    Sep 03, 2021 Buzz

    PRI Trade Show on track to connect racing industry

    The December 9-11 event is shaping up to be the best PRI Trade Show yet. With less than 100 days until the 2021 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show—scheduled for December 9-11 at the Indiana Convention Center (ICC) in downtown… more
  • Power Tour 2021 Galleries, Dom DiDonato's X275 Shelby GT500, Mach-E First Drive, And More!
    Sep 03, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Power Tour 2021 Galleries, Dom DiDonato's X275 Shelby GT500, Mach-E First Drive, And More!

    2021 Hot Rod Power Tour Coverage And Gallery Collection How does a thousand or so miles on the open road with a bunch of fellow gearheads sound to you? For many, it was the escape they needed. The 2021 Hot Rod Power Tour roamed the Midwest this… more
  • NADA Comment: South Africa’s motor dealers show resilience in tough trading conditions
    Sep 02, 2021 Buzz

    NADA Comment: South Africa’s motor dealers show resilience in tough trading conditions

    “South Africa’s network of retail motor vehicle dealers once again showed tremendous resilience in tough trading conditions in August, with numbers pointing to a much more resilient market, which is encouraging,” commented Mark Dommisse,… more
  • HAVAL H6, a Hot Seller for 10 Years, Leading More Than One Generation
    Sep 02, 2021 Motoring

    HAVAL H6, a Hot Seller for 10 Years, Leading More Than One Generation

    On August 27, the ceremony of the 10th anniversary of GWM’s HAVAL H6 for global enthusiasts was held at Chengdu Open Air Music Park, China. On the ceremony, apart from a review on the progress and achievements of HAVAL H6 over the past ten… more
  • Toyota sells more than 10 000 new vehicles in August
    Sep 02, 2021 Buzz

    Toyota sells more than 10 000 new vehicles in August

    Toyota Sales: 10 543 Hilux Sales: 3 335 Hiace Sales: 1 298 Starlet Sales: 1 203 Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) once again leads the field in August new-vehicle sales with the ever-popular Hilux in the top spot. Notching up 3 335 sales, Hilux… more
  • The Golf 8 GTI officially goes on sale in South Africa
    Sep 02, 2021 Buzz

    The Golf 8 GTI officially goes on sale in South Africa

    AVIS was the first customer to take delivery of the Golf 8 GTI in South Africa Volkswagen’s partnership with AVIS dates back to 1971 The Golf 8 GTI pre-order campaign, which kicked off on 19 July, has seen over 1 000 customers showing interest… more
  • Give your manufacturing business a boost! Reasons to exhibit at the virtual Manufacturing Indaba
    Sep 02, 2021 Buzz

    Give your manufacturing business a boost! Reasons to exhibit at the virtual Manufacturing…

    The 2021 Manufacturing Indaba will provide you with unparalleled opportunities to network and engage with a large manufacturing audience. KEY REASONS TO EXHIBIT VIRTUALLY INCLUDE: Don’t miss out – book your stand now! 22 – 26 November 2021:… more
  • Honda Dream Days Spring Demo Sale
    Sep 02, 2021 Motoring

    Honda Dream Days Spring Demo Sale

    Honda Motor Southern Africa announces the return of Honda Dream Days from September 1, 2021. Honda Dream Days has become, and important part of Honda’s calendar and this year’s event will celebrate the new season with a month-long Spring Demo… more
  • Entrepreneurship & franchising to shape the future
    Sep 02, 2021 Buzz

    Entrepreneurship & franchising to shape the future

    “Recognise us... and the role that we can play in rebuilding the economy.” That was the mantra that echoed amongst the forty speakers at the Franchise Association of South Africa’s virtual conference held last week. Pertunia Sibanyoni,… more
  • Video messages from VWSA stakeholders
    Sep 02, 2021 Buzz

    Video messages from VWSA stakeholders

    Following the media release issued yesterday regarding 70 years of Volkswagen in South Africa, we’d like to share the following congratulatory video messages from our strategic stakeholders. Please watch these messages by accessing the links… more
  • Hot dip galvanizing versus zinc-rich paint
    Sep 02, 2021 Buzz

    Hot dip galvanizing versus zinc-rich paint

    By Simon Norton, International Zinc Association, Africa Desk Engineering and technical staff often get confused over the various terms bandied about in South African industry such as ‘galvanized’ or ‘cold galvanizing’ or ‘zinc-rich paints’. So,… more
  • COVID-19: Lockdowns are the ‘single biggest mistake in public health history’: Stanford medical professor
    Sep 02, 2021 Buzz

    COVID-19: Lockdowns are the ‘single biggest mistake in public health history’: Stanford…

    A Stanford University Medical School epidemiologist and public health expert reiterated in a recent interview his conviction that Covid lockdowns have been horrendous for public health and affirmed that they have killed more people than they… more
  • Call for Female Entrepreneurs: The Commercial Transport Academy 8th month subsidized mentorship program is open for applications
    Sep 02, 2021 Buzz

    Call for Female Entrepreneurs: The Commercial Transport Academy 8th month subsidized…

    Are you a female Owner Driver, Micro Business or SME entrepreneur providing services or products to businesses in logistics, transport or the supply chain sectors? Would you or your business benefit from acquiring the growth tools and… more
  • Live in person and online: Automechanika Frankfurt Digital Plus features an appealing array of new topics and an extensive supporting programme
    Sep 02, 2021 Buzz

    Live in person and online: Automechanika Frankfurt Digital Plus features an appealing…

    The anticipation is mounting: Automechanika Frankfurt Digital Plus starts on 14 September 2021. The three-day event is taking place as a hybrid event for the first time, combining a compact exhibition on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds with an… more
  • Isuzu Maintains BBBEE level 1
    Sep 02, 2021 Buzz

    Isuzu Maintains BBBEE level 1

    Isuzu Motors South Africa has maintained an automotive industry leading level one in their Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) audit for a second consecutive year. Billy Tom, President and Chief Executive Officer of the company says… more
  • 30 More female truck drivers to be trained by Volvo Trucks
    Sep 02, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    30 More female truck drivers to be trained by Volvo Trucks

    As Women’s Month drew to a close, Volvo Trucks South Africa welcomed the third intake of 30 female candidates to start the company’s Iron Women commercial vehicle driver training programme. The occasion formed part of Volvo Trucks’ continued… more
  • naamsa releases August 2021 New Vehicle Stats
    Sep 01, 2021 Buzz

    naamsa releases August 2021 New Vehicle Stats

    PRETORIA: Wednesday, September 01, 2021 | In releasing the August 2021 new vehicle sales statistics, naamsa | The Automotive Business Council said that the new vehicle market recovered from the economic disruptions caused by the unrest in July… more
  • Meet the inspiring woman behind the logistics and supply of COVID-19 vaccines
    Sep 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Meet the inspiring woman behind the logistics and supply of COVID-19 vaccines

    Bridget Barnard is Pfizer’s Supply Chain Director for Sub-Saharan Africa. Speaking to SAPICS (The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management), for a Women’s Month initiative that shared messages from inspiring women who are making their mark… more
  • Mercedes-Benz Co-CEO Fritz bows out on a high despite challenging times
    Sep 01, 2021 Buzz

    Mercedes-Benz Co-CEO Fritz bows out on a high despite challenging times

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa has announced that Co-CEO & Executive Director Mercedes-Benz Cars Johannes Fritz, who steered South Africa’s top-selling premium car brand since September 2017, will be moving back to Germany to head up Mercedes-Benz… more
  • Local SMEs remain resilient despite instability
    Sep 01, 2021 Buzz

    Local SMEs remain resilient despite instability

    Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are essential to the economy’s health and predicted to lead an economic recovery post-COVID. However, many of these businesses are fighting to keep their doors open since the onset of the pandemic, with 89%… more
  • Aston Martin launch No Time To Die campaign and unveil giant Corgi box complete with iconic DB5
    Sep 01, 2021 Buzz

    Aston Martin launch No Time To Die campaign and unveil giant Corgi box complete with…

    Aston Martin launch No Time To Die campaign with exclusive reveal of global TV spot featuring the iconic Aston Martin DB5 Celebration marked with unveil of giant replica of original 1965 Corgi DB5 model toy box in central London. The launch… more
  • Bentley announces Board of Management changes
    Sep 01, 2021 Buzz

    Bentley announces Board of Management changes

    Dr. Karen Lange joins Bentley Motors from Volkswagen joint venture organisation, Northvolt Zwei GmbH & Co. KG as Member of the Board for Human Resources replacing Dr. Astrid Fontaine who moves to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Bentley Motors… more
  • SAPICS SMME Development Webinar | Inventory Replenishment | 09 September 2021
    Sep 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    SAPICS SMME Development Webinar | Inventory Replenishment | 09 September 2021

    Online via Zoom Thursday, 09 September 2021 15h00 - 16h00 SAST, CAT, GMT+2 Small Medium Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) have the ability to be the backbone of South Africa’s economy and to completely change the dynamics of the country's employment… more
  • Reminder - Informal Workshop Webinar:  Discipline, Absenteeism and Desertion
    Sep 01, 2021 Buzz

    Reminder - Informal Workshop Webinar: Discipline, Absenteeism and Desertion

    NEASA will be conducting an informal workshop webinar to ensure that business owners, managers, HR- and IR managers are sufficiently trained in the practical and legal implications of absenteeism and desertion in the workplace. OBJECTIVES The… more
  • Standox shares tips for professional 3-Stage pearl repairs on large surfaces
    Sep 01, 2021 Buzz

    Standox shares tips for professional 3-Stage pearl repairs on large surfaces

    The latest Standovision training video shows refinishers how to execute a perfect 3-Stage white pearl repair across the full side of a vehicle.31 August 2021 – Standox, a global refinish brand of Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and… more
  • Start your engines - The Simola Hillclimb is here!
    Sep 01, 2021 Motorsport

    Start your engines - The Simola Hillclimb is here!

    The 11th Edition of the Simola Hillclimb is coming up this weekend! This 1.9km race against the clock, which has captured the imagination of motorsports fans around the world, will be run from 3 – 5 September 2021 in Knysna. This year’s Simola… more
  • Ford Introduces Exclusive Ranger Raptor Special Edition, Building on its Unrivalled Ford Performance DNA
    Sep 01, 2021 Motoring

    Ford Introduces Exclusive Ranger Raptor Special Edition, Building on its Unrivalled Ford…

    New Ranger Raptor Special Edition version of Ford’s highest-performing, toughest bakkie features attention-grabbing feature highlights and sportier interior trim Fitment of integrated sports hoop adds dynamic flair to the muscular styling,… more
  • Operational efficiency shouldn’t come at the expense of customer experience
    Sep 01, 2021 Buzz

    Operational efficiency shouldn’t come at the expense of customer experience

    Companies today feel more pressure to be operationally efficient. That’s hardly surprising. The global economy has taken a battering over the past year or so, as has the average South African’s wallet. According to the Reserve Bank’s latest… more
  • Driving Will be Outlawed by 2050, says IDTechEx
    Sep 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Driving Will be Outlawed by 2050, says IDTechEx

    Autonomous cars will match or exceed human safety by 2024, after which they will grow rapidly at a CAGR of 30% finds IDTechEx’s new report “Autonomous Cars, Robotaxis & Sensors 2022–2042”. By the 2040s, they will be capable of fulfilling the… more
  • Celebrating 70 years of Volkswagen in South Africa
    Sep 01, 2021 Buzz

    Celebrating 70 years of Volkswagen in South Africa

    First Volkswagen vehicle produced in South Africa on 31 August 1951 The Kariega plant has manufactured over 4 million vehicles to date On 31 August 1951, the first Volkswagen vehicle manufactured in South Africa, a Volkswagen Beetle, rolled off… more
  • Five US GT3 wins out of eight starts for Jordan, Andrea
    Sep 01, 2021 Motorsport

    Five US GT3 wins out of eight starts for Jordan, Andrea

    South African international GT racing hero Jordan Pepper and Italian co-driver Andrea Caldarelli drove their K-PAX Racing Lamborghini Huracán to their fifth GT World Challenge America win of the season out of eight starts in the opening race at… more
  • Success story: Young student and retail worker turned successful entrepreneur
    Aug 31, 2021 Buzz

    Success story: Young student and retail worker turned successful entrepreneur

    It has helped me refine how I articulate what I say when speaking to people about who we are and what we do” - Bontle Tshole of Baaa Health Working long hours in the retail industry while studying at university, Bontle Tshole of Baaa Health… more
  • Unveiling the Lynk & Co 03+ Cyan Edition - A celebration of World Titles
    Aug 31, 2021 Motorsport

    Unveiling the Lynk & Co 03+ Cyan Edition - A celebration of World Titles

    Lynk & Co unveiled the Lynk & Co 03+ Cyan Edition during the 2021 Chengdu Motor Show as a celebration of Lynk & Co Cyan Racing's success in the FIA World Touring Car Cup - so far claiming three World Titles from 2019 to 2020. "We are glad to… more
  • Magical weekend for Team SA at the Paralympic Games
    Aug 31, 2021 Buzz

    Magical weekend for Team SA at the Paralympic Games

    Congratulations Ntando Mahlangu, Anruné Weyers and Louzanne Coetzee Toyota to incentivise all podium finishers at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Toyota’s theme for the Olympic and Paralympic Games is Start your Impossible Toyota South Africa… more
  • Fuel to swing lower as oil retreats
    Aug 31, 2021 Buzz

    Fuel to swing lower as oil retreats

    South African fuel users will enjoy a breather in September, with prices of all grades of fuel set to drop. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central… more
  • The Iconic Greyhound Brand is on the Auction Block
    Aug 31, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The Iconic Greyhound Brand is on the Auction Block

    SA’s best known passenger liner is up for auction – assets, local route permits, brand or lock-stock and barrel One of South Africa’s most iconic passenger transport brands will go on the auction block from 15-16 September 2021. The Greyhound… more
  • Rugby and electricity open doors for young scientists
    Aug 31, 2021 Buzz

    Rugby and electricity open doors for young scientists

    They took different paths to get to the University of the Western Cape, but started from the same geographic area, and the same science fair. Lathan October and Albertus de Vlam are from the Namaqua region of the Northern Cape and won… more
  • Fearsome East London Grand Prix circuit lives up to its reputation following GTC SupaCup and Volkswagen Polo Cup races
    Aug 31, 2021 Motorsport

    Fearsome East London Grand Prix circuit lives up to its reputation following GTC SupaCup…

    Weekend earmarked by very close racing in both GTC SupaCup and Volkswagen Polo Cup categories Standings at the top of the Polo Cup points ladder now even closer than before Volkswagen’s Jonathan Mogotsi still in the SupaCup hunt after claiming… more
  • Even more value from the Value Champion
    Aug 31, 2021 Motoring

    Even more value from the Value Champion

    Mahindra introduces Value Fit range of service parts Pik Up, Bolero and Scorpio first model ranges to benefit Focused on affordable servicing after service plan and warranty South Africa’s Value Champion – Mahindra – has introduced a… more
  • Join us for another SAPICS Young Professionals and Students webinar!
    Aug 31, 2021 Buzz

    Join us for another SAPICS Young Professionals and Students webinar!

    Topic: “Making Difficult Conversations Easy - 3 Keys to Mastery” Online via Zoom Tuesday, 07 September 2021 16h00 - 17h00 SAST, CAT, GMT+2 Conversations we avoid are often the ones we need to have. Many times we struggle to discuss an important… more
  • TecAlliance starts recruiting in South Africa
    Aug 31, 2021 Buzz

    TecAlliance starts recruiting in South Africa

    TecAlliance, the leading data management specialist in the independent automotive parts market, begins recruitment in South Africa, preparing the opening of its new subsidiary in the Johannesburg area at the end of 2021. With a carpark of… more
  • Dacia Jogger: Dacia’s all-new 7-seater family car in the starting blocks
    Aug 31, 2021 Motoring

    Dacia Jogger: Dacia’s all-new 7-seater family car in the starting blocks

    It will be known as Dacia Jogger! A simple, strong, and international name for the latest big brother sibling in the Dacia family – a versatile 7-seater family car – that will be unveiled during a live on-line event on September 3rd. With a… more
  • Disaster Management Amendment Bill: NEASA’s submission to Parliament: Lockdown and regulations were the true disaster – Amendment Bill is a must
    Aug 31, 2021 Buzz

    Disaster Management Amendment Bill: NEASA’s submission to Parliament: Lockdown and…

    NEASA has submitted comments in support of the draft Disaster Management Amendment Bill (‘the Bill’) to the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. NEASA strongly supports the passing and adoption of the proposed… more
  • Saving a Tonne in Mining Tyres
    Aug 31, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Saving a Tonne in Mining Tyres

    State-of-the-art Grab Truck allows mining operators the flexibility and functionality they need to keep working Heavy industrial mining, forestry and construction operations are set to enjoy enhanced efficiencies through Bridgestone Southern… more
  • GTC Corollas star in treacherous Toyota Gazoo Racing Week 36
    Aug 30, 2021 Motorsport

    GTC Corollas star in treacherous Toyota Gazoo Racing Week 36

    South Africans once again starred overseas as Toyota Corollas scored a GTC clean sweep in a Gazoo Toyota Racing Week 36 characterised by treacherous conditions that saw crucial races canned home and away. Among those affected were the Belgian… more
  • Red-Lined trio ready for six-day 3700 km desert adventure
    Aug 30, 2021 Motorsport

    Red-Lined trio ready for six-day 3700 km desert adventure

    Red-Lined Motorsport is about to embark on its biggest challenge of its Southern African Cross Country racing season. The six-day Kalahari Rally is by far the longest and most challenging event on the local calendar, which the team sees as the… more
  • Why Choose BluePrint Engines For Your Factory Five Build?
    Aug 30, 2021 Buzz

    Why Choose BluePrint Engines For Your Factory Five Build?

    Looking for the perfect engine and transmission package to power your Factory Five Racing vehicle? Look no further! BluePrint Engines and Factory Five Racing have been in close partnership for years and have done extensive research and… more
  • Ramahlale Primary School  - Nick Dreyer, Neale Hill, Mr Modibedi Malefahlo
    Aug 30, 2021 Buzz

    Ford South Africa Funds Veldskoen Shoes for 4 300 Underprivileged School Children

    Ford donates R1-million to local non-profit organisation Future Families to provide school shoes to underprivileged children In collaboration with Ford SA and Future Families, Veldskoen Shoes manufacture 4 300 pairs of specially developed,… more
  •  Jarrod ends Rackstraw's run in East London
    Aug 30, 2021 Motorsport

    Jarrod ends Rackstraw's run in East London

    Teenage prodigy Jarrod Waberski has finally stopped Andrew Rackstraw’s dominant run in the 2021 Investchem South African Formula 1600 championship. The Gauteng youngster took the first East London Grand Prix Circuit race of the day on Saturday.… more
  • Wolk, Temple's Chemical Logistics Corolla GTC 1-2
    Aug 30, 2021 Motorsport

    Wolk, Temple's Chemical Logistics Corolla GTC 1-2

    Chemical Logistics Racing left East London’s Global Touring Car races with the spoils on Saturday as Robert Wolk led Scott Temple home in an overall 1-2 after a dramatic day’s racing. The team’s third car, Julian van der Watt's positive weekend… more
  • Hennie & Adrian ready for biggest test in Dakar ’22 prep
    Aug 30, 2021 Motorsport

    Hennie & Adrian ready for biggest test in Dakar ’22 prep

    TreasuryOne Motorsport is locked and loaded for the Kalahari and the biggest test of its Dakar 2022 preparations. Rookie winner in 2018, Pretoria businessman Hennie de Klerk has quietly set about his attempt to make it three finishes out of… more
  • SA's top kart racers set for national action in KZN
    Aug 30, 2021 Motorsport

    SA's top kart racers set for national action in KZN

    The South African National Rotax Max Karting Challenge racing with WOMZA is ready for its long awaited third round as SA’s finest descend on iDube in KwaZulu Natal Saturday 4 September. The race postponed from June due to lockdown, will see… more
  • BMW Group South Africa starts production of the new BMW X3 at its Rosslyn plant.
    Aug 30, 2021 Buzz

    BMW Group South Africa starts production of the new BMW X3 at its Rosslyn plant.

    The production of the BMW X3 at Rosslyn is a vote of confidence in the country and in BMW Group South Africa’s associates. The next chapter in South Africa’s automotive story gets underway this week as BMW Group South Africa starts production… more
  • Three kinds of human interaction to energise your work week
    Aug 30, 2021 Covid-19

    Three kinds of human interaction to energise your work week

    By Joanne Bushell MD, IWG Plc. SA The shift to hybrid working means many of us are spending less time with our colleagues – but these smart ways to stay connected will keep you collaborating effectively Over the past 18 months, the Covid-19… more
  • Register Free & Enter AUTOMOTIVE WORLD Digital
    Aug 30, 2021 Buzz

    Register Free & Enter AUTOMOTIVE WORLD Digital

    AUTOMOTIVE WORLD Digital is Now Pre-open! Show Dates: Sep.8 (Wed)-10( Fri), 2021 10:00-18:00 (UTC+9) Pre-open: Until Sep.7(Tue) >>> Register & Enter the Expo Now (Free) 130 Exhibitors & 50 Webinars for Electronics, Automotive, Robotics, and… more
  • Graceful butterfly inspires Free State learner
    Aug 30, 2021 Buzz

    Graceful butterfly inspires Free State learner

    The graceful flight of a butterfly inspired a Free State learner to undertake a research project into the how of its flying. Amy Pastors watched a butterfly fly past and asked herself if the grace and beauty on display was really as simple and… more
  • Mobilize Limo: a subscription-based all-new all-electric sedan for ride-hailing
    Aug 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Mobilize Limo: a subscription-based all-new all-electric sedan for ride-hailing

    An all-electric sedan that is ideal for ride-hailing services for taxis and private hire vehicles (PHV). Starting in the second half of 2022, flex-rate offers for professional drivers will include the vehicle and essential services. The world… more
  • Licence extension is welcome but remedial measures must be implemented now
    Aug 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Licence extension is welcome but remedial measures must be implemented now

    Interventions announced by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula to deal with problems relating to driving licence renewals are welcomed and indicate real progress in resolving challenges faced by motorists throughout the country. The Automobile… more
  • SEMA Confirms Health & Safety Plans for 2021 Event
    Aug 27, 2021 Buzz

    SEMA Confirms Health & Safety Plans for 2021 Event

    Dear Valued SEMA Show Attendee, Thank you for your continued support of the 2021 SEMA Show. We are looking forward to welcoming the industry back to Las Vegas in November. There has been a lot in the news as of late and we want to assure you… more
  • Join us for another SAPICS Community get together!
    Aug 27, 2021 Buzz

    Join us for another SAPICS Community get together!

    Topic: Making Happily Ever After a Career Change Online via Zoom Thursday, 02 September 2021 14h00 - 15h00 SAST, CAT, GMT+2 Join us for a community connect with Ayanda Khumalo. Ayanda was born and raised in Soweto, South Africa. Over the past… more
  • Dedicated dealer and service network forms the backbone of FAW TRucks in Southern Africa
    Aug 27, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Dedicated dealer and service network forms the backbone of FAW TRucks in Southern Africa

    Strategically placed dealerships and service centres ensure that FAW Trucks is well represented in Southern Africa More than 20 dedicated local facilities and another seven in neighbouring countries maintain the highest level of customer care… more
  • The Automotive Show and Automotive Forum at IATF 2021
    Aug 27, 2021 Buzz

    The Automotive Show and Automotive Forum at IATF - 15 - 21 November 2021

    More Information - Attend - Provisional Program more
  • AAPEX and SEMA Announce Health & Safety Measures
    Aug 27, 2021 Buzz

    AAPEX and SEMA Announce Health & Safety Measures

    AAPEX and the SEMA Show, the two events that make up the automotive aftermarket industry’s premier trade gathering during the first week in November, have released information regarding health and safety measures for their respective events in… more
  • Behind the wheel of the New Duster
    Aug 27, 2021 Motoring

    Behind the wheel of the New Duster

    Shockingly affordable… On the market since 2010 at a city car price, the Duster has shaken-up the SUV segment. A true revolution by Dacia! With over 1.9 million units sold, the Duster has been the No.1 in retail sales in its class in the… more
  • Global Bitcoin marketplace Paxful, teams up with SA’s OVEX, to launch new service
    Aug 27, 2021 Buzz

    Global Bitcoin marketplace Paxful, teams up with SA’s OVEX, to launch new service

    Paxful’s South African users can now convert their Bitcoin directly into local currency Paxful, the leading global peer-to-peer fintech platform, today announced Transfer to Bank. The service will debut first in South Africa via a partnership… more
  • How have manufacturers and distributors evolved to meet the factory of the future?
    Aug 27, 2021 Covid-19

    How have manufacturers and distributors evolved to meet the factory of the future?

    The journey to reaching digital resiliency: pursuing digital transformation initiatives to thrive despite the ongoing pandemic challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the manufacturing and distribution industry profoundly. Amid the… more
  • Carjacking on the rise again
    Aug 27, 2021 Buzz

    Carjacking on the rise again

    According to the official crime stats released last week, carjacking increased by 92.2% for the period April 2021 to 30 June 2021 compared to the same period last year. This figure, however, was adjusted to 13.2% when compared to the same… more
  • Women as Manufacturing Leaders
    Aug 27, 2021 Buzz

    Women as Manufacturing Leaders

    Research has shown that women in leadership positions can provide greater diversity of perspectives, innovation, and a more balanced approach to management. Yet women leaders still experience significant challenges and contradictions in… more
  • Saving the environment one old vehicle battery at a time
    Aug 27, 2021 Buzz

    Saving the environment one old vehicle battery at a time

    Every day, thousands of South African motorists replace their faulty vehicle batteries, which means the old batteries are either dumped, or recycled. Some of South Africa’s battery fitment specialists, such as Battery Centre, actively recycle… more
  • Initiative to better leverage SETA funding, enhance relationships with TVET colleges and promote greater transformation
    Aug 26, 2021 Buzz

    Initiative to better leverage SETA funding, enhance relationships with TVET colleges and…

    The rapid pace of technological change within the automotive sector is requiring suppliers are required to speedily identify and embed critical skills to secure global competitiveness. In addition, the realisation of the objectives of the South… more
  • Expired licence? See what the insurance industry says
    Aug 26, 2021 Buzz

    Expired licence? See what the insurance industry says

    The South African Insurance Association (SAIA) has received new enquiries from concerned motorists about how insurers would treat motor vehicle claims where the insured person’s driver’s licence has expired after 31 August 2021. In short,… more
  • Alpine F1 Team confirms Fernando Alonso for 2022
    Aug 26, 2021 Motorsport

    Alpine F1 Team confirms Fernando Alonso for 2022

    Alpine F1 Team and Fernando Alonso re-confirm partnership for 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. Fernando will race alongside Esteban Ocon for a second term following the Frenchman’s three-year deal confirmed earlier this season. Fernando’s… more
  • Planning for the next catastrophe – Disaster Recovery during Covid-19 and beyond
    Aug 26, 2021 Covid-19

    Planning for the next catastrophe – Disaster Recovery during Covid-19 and beyond

    The Covid-19 pandemic has been the catalyst for momentous change throughout the IT landscape, and for Disaster Recovery (DR) in particular, as the global pandemic made widespread disruption and uncertainty a clear and present reality. “The… more
  • Your support could mean the difference between life and death
    Aug 26, 2021 Buzz

    Your support could mean the difference between life and death

    What if you could save a life? 85% of children’s road deaths are preventable. A simple car seat, seatbelt or just plain visibility to drivers can save a life and a family from tragedy. And yet, thousands of precious children needlessly die on… more
  • Must Read:
    Aug 26, 2021 Buzz

    Must Read: "... reducing hunger and poverty, improving standards of living ...": The…

    South Africans are currently engulfed by business hostile measures and regulatory burdens, all part of the thrust towards a socialist South Africa. South Africa’s labour laws, unproductive industrial policies, Black Economic Empowerment and… more
  •  Tracker partners with Locus for holistic supply chain management
    Aug 26, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Tracker partners with Locus for holistic supply chain management

    In a move to bolster its fleet offering, Tracker has partnered with Locus, a future-ready platform that automates supply chain decisions, to power its Planning, Optimisation and Execution Management. The partnership leverages Tracker’s… more
  • Structural reforms required to encourage investment
    Aug 26, 2021 Buzz

    Structural reforms required to encourage investment

    South Africa requires creative and innovative solutions to put the economy back on a sustainable financial path. Structural reforms are needed to enable a more business-friendly environment aimed at encouraging investment in order to grow the… more
  • Aug 26, 2021 Buzz

    Meet our Stellar Line-up of Speakers at India's leading Conference on Electric Vehicles

    Conference Overview With an aim to analyse all the enablers and growth opportunities, along with potential challenges with regards to EV adoption and expansion in India, Messe Frankfurt India is proud to present the launch edition of E-Mobility… more
  • Ford South Africa Honors Women in Motoring
    Aug 26, 2021 Buzz

    Ford South Africa Honors Women in Motoring

    Ford celebrates women who are breaking new ground in the motor industry Female participation in the automotive sphere is rising in South Africa, but gender-based inequalities are still a challenge Ford continues to highlight the exciting roles… more
  • The truth about trackers: What you need to know
    Aug 26, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The truth about trackers: What you need to know

    By: Karabo Kopeka, Head of Claims at MiWay Insurance Given the high incidence of hijackings, accidents and vehicle thefts reported in South Africa each year[i], it's unsurprising that tracking devices have become a relatively commonplace in… more
  • Celebrating those making gender equality in the workplace a reality
    Aug 26, 2021 Buzz

    Celebrating those making gender equality in the workplace a reality

    Shortlisted finalists announced in the ninth annual Gender Mainstreaming Awards Accenture upholds and celebrates values of inclusivity and collaboration. When it comes to making gender equality a reality in the workplace, these values become… more
  • Toyota teams up with LEGO to build a drivable, life-size model GR Supra
    Aug 26, 2021 Buzz

    Toyota teams up with LEGO to build a drivable, life-size model GR Supra

    To celebrate 35 years of Supra, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is giving away 35 collectable LEGO GR Supra kits Toyota is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the iconic Supra nameplate by showcasing a life-size incarnation of the… more
  • Rolls-Royce marks founder’s birthday with London pilgrimage
    Aug 26, 2021 Motoring

    Rolls-Royce marks founder’s birthday with London pilgrimage

    Rolls-Royce marks the 144th birthday of co-founder The Hon Charles Stewart Rolls on Friday 27 August 2021 The marque celebrates by taking Ghost on a pilgrimage around London, stopping off at places connected with Rolls’ life and career Tour… more
  • Full-electric Volta Zero embarks on UK customer roadshow
    Aug 26, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Full-electric Volta Zero embarks on UK customer roadshow

    Volta Trucks, a leading and disruptive full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, has confirmed that the full-electric Volta Zero will tour the UK throughout September in a series of high-profile customer and industry… more
  • Safe in-person trade fairs in Frankfurt
    Aug 26, 2021 Buzz

    Safe in-person trade fairs in Frankfurt

    The first in-person trade fairs have already taken place. Messe Frankfurt is ready to resume in-person events with its proven safety and hygiene concept and requirement that everyone be vaccinated, recovered or tested. The first events have… more
  • Annual Charity Coffee & Cars
    Aug 26, 2021 Motoring

    Annual Charity Coffee & Cars

    The original Coffee & Cars event in South Africa is back, it is once again that time of the year where we not only get to warm up those engines and our tummies but also make winter a little warmer for those in need. Taking place this Sunday is… more
  • How to identify and manage risk in your business
    Aug 26, 2021 Buzz

    How to identify and manage risk in your business

    Business risks refer to all the factors that may lead to lower profits or even cause a company to close and fail. Lungile Phakathi, a CA(SA) and the Managing Director for the Modern Firm, gives practical advice on how you can identify and… more
  • Informal Workshop Webinar: Initiator Training
    Aug 26, 2021 Buzz

    Informal Workshop Webinar: 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 delegates… more
  • Champion stays ahead of the trend towards low viscosity oils
    Aug 25, 2021 Buzz

    Champion stays ahead of the trend towards low viscosity oils

    Today’s engines are becoming smaller while they are still expected to produce more power, reduce CO2 emissions, and offer greater fuel economy. These developments put more strain on the engine, including the oil that runs it. We see new… more
  • Toyota 2000 GT: Chapter 3
    Aug 25, 2021 Motoring

    Toyota 2000 GT: Chapter 3

    Red Toyota unveiled its 2000 GT sports car to the world at the 1965 Tokyo Motor Show, the first car of its kind from a Japanese automotive manufacturer. The public wanted more but they would have to wait another two years before the car made it… more
  • Lux Research Identifies Four Key Global Megatrends Set to Alter the $50 Billion Adhesives Market
    Aug 25, 2021 Buzz

    Lux Research Identifies Four Key Global Megatrends Set to Alter the $50 Billion Adhesives…

    The shifting landscape provides opportunities for growth and innovation but also a threat to existing key players in the market The adhesives market is currently dominated by existing major brands selling into established markets. However, a… more
  • Engen steps in to help with food relief for South Durban and Midlands families
    Aug 25, 2021 Buzz

    Engen steps in to help with food relief for South Durban and Midlands families

    Engen has stepped up to help communities affected by the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal, by providing food relief to those impacted in South Durban and Hlutankungu in the Midlands. South Africa’s favourite petrol station brand* partnered with the… more
  • 2021 Employment Equity Submission
    Aug 25, 2021 Buzz

    2021 Employment Equity Submission

    All designated employers must submit their annual Employment Equity (EE) reports to the Department of Employment and Labour, between 1 September 2021 and 15 January 2022. An employer is designated if it employs more than 50 employees; or less… more
  • Tackling non-revenue water will require all hands on deck
    Aug 25, 2021 Buzz

    Tackling non-revenue water will require all hands on deck

    What if you didn't get paid for 25% of your work, or in the case of South African municipalities, 41% of your work? This percentage is approximately the amount of non-revenue water generated by local towns and cities, water that cost-wise goes… more
  • Virtual and individual trade fair experience: MEYLE continues its digital success story with MEYLE Exhibition 2021
    Aug 25, 2021 Buzz

    Virtual and individual trade fair experience: MEYLE continues its digital success story…

    Hamburg-based manufacturer once again sets new standards with digital solution Individual trade fair experience for MEYLE customers and partners Interactive solution for personal exchange even in times of digital collaboration Last year MEYLE… more
  • Concours of Elegance 2021: The rarest cars in the world
    Aug 25, 2021 Motoring

    Concours of Elegance 2021: The rarest cars in the world

    The Concours of Elegance has revealed the full list of vehicles that make up its Main Concours display of the rarest cars in the world From trailblazing pre-war Grand Prix cars to the very Rolls-Royce that gave birth to ‘the best car in the… more
  • How technology can build opportunities for entrepreneurs in their communities
    Aug 25, 2021 Buzz

    How technology can build opportunities for entrepreneurs in their communities

    We’re often told that entrepreneurship is crucial to securing Africa’s future, especially when it comes to providing the jobs the continent so desperately needs. There’s also no doubt that the continent has any number of entrepreneurial stories… more
  • Diversity and inclusion – South Africa sets a global benchmark
    Aug 24, 2021 Buzz

    Diversity and inclusion – South Africa sets a global benchmark

    The GECN (Government and Executive Compensation Experts) recently hosted its webinar, CC-Circle: The CC’s role in creating a diverse and inclusive culture, motivated by current research showing that a more diverse, equal and inclusive culture… more
  • Recollection Rides now ready to rock Heritage Tour 2021
    Aug 24, 2021 Motoring

    Recollection Rides now ready to rock Heritage Tour 2021

    Both Heritage Day and Tourism Month will be feted in grand style by a diverse group of car enthusiasts, when the Southern Cape Old Car Club’s (SCOCC) Heritage Tour, proudly supported by Recollection Rides, hits the road from September 23-26.… more
  • AMSA vs the Steel Downstream: Government's continued protection of AMSA: Just another ideological blunder
    Aug 24, 2021 Buzz

    AMSA vs the Steel Downstream: Government's continued protection of AMSA: Just another…

    AMSA recently stated that the second half of 2021 may even be better than the decade-old profit record of R2.48 billion that they achieved in the first half of 2021. In spite of AMSA’s multi-billion Rand profit, Government still insists on… more
  • Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2022 redefines the matchmaking experience to reconnect the automotive community
    Aug 24, 2021 Buzz

    Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2022 redefines the matchmaking experience to reconnect the…

    Automechanika Kuala Lumpur is acclimatising to a new age of trade fair experiences with its S.E.T. (Sourcing, Training and Entertainment) of upgraded activities. The show’s reconfigured business matching service, Match Up, brings together… more
  • Polo Cup and GTC SupaCup action set to resume for Volkswagen Motorsport
    Aug 24, 2021 Motorsport

    Polo Cup and GTC SupaCup action set to resume for Volkswagen Motorsport

    East London’s historic Grand Prix circuit to host round 4 of both the 2021 Polo Cup and GTC SupaCup series Three points separate the two Polo Cup championship contenders Volkswagen’s Jonathan Mogotsi tied for the SupaCup points lead South… more
  • SA companies gather to discuss the business case for biodiversity at WWF Living Planet Conference 2021
    Aug 24, 2021 Buzz

    SA companies gather to discuss the business case for biodiversity at WWF Living Planet…

    The 2020 WWF Living Planet Index showed an average 68% decline in global vertebrate species populations - mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish - in less than half a century. Species population trends are of vital importance because… more
  • Kawasaki has come, seen and conquered Cross Country
    Aug 24, 2021 Motorsport

    Kawasaki has come, seen and conquered Cross Country

    Kawasaki has won, just three races since its return to the MSA South African National Cross Country Motorcycle Championship. Franchise Co CIT rider Michael Pentecost swapped over to a Kawasaki KX450X alongside the regular Pepson Plastics… more
  • Bela-Bela’s Santie is no wallflower in the automotive industry
    Aug 24, 2021 Buzz

    Bela-Bela’s Santie is no wallflower in the automotive industry

    Growing up with brothers is where Santie Boshoff says her love for cars started. They wouldn’t let her play with their cars so she would build her own. This can-do attitude has held Santie in good stead since she married into the industry and… more
  • Spies Hecker offers practical advice on how to avoid defects in clear coats
    Aug 24, 2021 Buzz

    Spies Hecker offers practical advice on how to avoid defects in clear coats

    Support from technical specialist helps refinishers avoid pinholes and other small surface defects Spies Hecker, one of the premium refinish paint brands of Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, knows that even a… more
  • The Audi Q5 gets even better
    Aug 24, 2021 Motoring

    The Audi Q5 gets even better

    Facelift model now with sharper design and a stronger Q identity Rear light cluster featuring new digital OLED technology New MMI touch-sensitive controls The Audi Q5 has been a favourite in the premium mid-size segment, around the world and… more
  • VWSA wins two awards at annual Exporters Eastern Cape awards
    Aug 24, 2021 Buzz

    VWSA wins two awards at annual Exporters Eastern Cape awards

    VWSA receives SJM Flex Environmental award for the eighth time The company also won in the Best Exporter: OEM category Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) was honoured with two category awards at the annual Exporters Eastern Cape awards. The… more
  • Driving coach in the cab - Using dashcams for road safety
    Aug 24, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Driving coach in the cab - Using dashcams for road safety

    Road accidents are an unfortunate reality and have a devastating socio-economic impact. However, using vehicle telematics and an in-vehicle video camera to monitor and alter driving behaviour within fleets can help create a safer environment… more
  • SVI bullet-resistant Ford Ranger Raptor
    Aug 24, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    SVI bullet-resistant Ford Ranger Raptor

    First factory-backed armoured Ford Ranger Raptor delivered Resists handguns up to .44 Magnum Only 280 kg added, Fox suspension retained Ford warranty and service plan intact SVI Engineering, specialist manufacturer of armoured products,… more
  • Wheel Well campaign to raise R2 million will be LIVE at 09:00 SAST
    Aug 24, 2021 Buzz

    Wheel Well campaign to raise R2 million will be LIVE at 09:00 SAST

    The clock is ticking - our campaign starts at 09:00 SAST It takes a Village Starting today, we’ll be rallying all hands on deck as we go live with an ambitious campaign to raise R2 000 000 for children’s road safety. This campaign is an… more
  • Fourth successive Le Mans win for Toyota Gazoo Racing
    Aug 24, 2021 Motorsport

    Fourth successive Le Mans win for Toyota Gazoo Racing

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing earned a historic and dramatic fourth consecutive Le Mans 24 Hours victory, overcoming adversity to become the first Hypercar winners at the Circuit de la Sarthe. The whole team showed a never-give-up spirit to conquer a… more
  • Düsseldorf motor show: nomadic life by Renault for freedom lovers
    Aug 24, 2021 Motoring

    Düsseldorf motor show: nomadic life by Renault for freedom lovers

    RENAULT PRESENTS ITS RENEWED CAMPERVAN RANGE EXPANDED WITH NEW TRAFIC SPACENOMAD FOR EUROPE Presented at the CARAVAN SALON in Düsseldorf, All-new Trafic SpaceNomad will be added to the Renault catalogue at the beginning of 2022. After… more
  • FAW Trucks and BHL prove to be a winning team in tough African operating conditions
    Aug 24, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    FAW Trucks and BHL prove to be a winning team in tough African operating conditions

    Partnership started in 2012 with the acquisition of 85 trucks Unbeatable FAW reliability, fuel efficiency and value for money continue to motivate expansion of fleet Understanding the intricacies and unique challenges of the African market is… more
  • Insured - could you still be liable for your car repairs?
    Aug 24, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Insured - could you still be liable for your car repairs?

    Motor vehicle insurance should be simple and, most importantly, provide the motorist with peace of mind. Talk to any motorist and he will generally feel comfortable that provided he has insurance in place, if there is an accident the repairs… more
  •  Despite late return to market, India-focused SUV to improve Honda’s competitive position, says GlobalData
    Aug 24, 2021 Buzz

    Despite late return to market, India-focused SUV to improve Honda’s competitive position,…

    Following the news that Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) is developing an India-centric SUV; Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “With the announcement of… more
  • Festival of Motoring postponed to 26-28 August 2022
    Aug 24, 2021 Buzz

    Festival of Motoring postponed to 26-28 August 2022

    "Given the latest surge in Covid-19 cases and the worsening of the third wave, Messe Frankfurt South Africa has decided to postpone the 2021 Festival of Motoring," says Managing Director, Joshua Low. "The safety of our exhibitors, attendees and… more
  • Less stock, higher prices. Used car market in demand
    Aug 24, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Less stock, higher prices. Used car market in demand

    “The laws of supply and demand drive up the price, inevitably, over time.” So said Anthony Kapel "Van" Jones, the American news and political commentator, author, and lawyer. And this is precisely what we’re seeing happening in the used car… more
  • Drivers reducing maintenance
    Aug 24, 2021 Buzz

    Drivers reducing maintenance

    Every fleet operator knows the importance of maintenance in keeping costs as low as possible. As many companies face rising costs and an increasingly difficult economy to operate in, using maintenance to keep your costs down becomes even more… more
  • SAPICS 43rd Annual Conference is This Week | Don't Miss Out!
    Aug 24, 2021 Buzz

    SAPICS 43rd Annual Conference is This Week | Don't Miss Out!

    SAPICS is pleased to welcome Accenture as Principal Sponsor in 2021! SAPICS is proud to host its 43rd Annual Conference this week, and looks forward to welcoming its amazing Supply Chain community to this virtual event. The enormous support… more
  • Toyota shifts the world of esports into top gear with The Toyota Gaming Engine - For the sport of it!
    Aug 24, 2021 Buzz

    Toyota shifts the world of esports into top gear with The Toyota Gaming Engine - For the…

    While the pandemic put the brakes on traditional sports, global esports and gaming saw an unprecedented and exponential rise in the last year and a half. Toyota South Africa established themselves as a force in the space in 2020 through their… more
  • 2021 SEMA Show Update: SEMA Affirms Commitment to Outstanding Show in November
    Aug 24, 2021 Buzz

    2021 SEMA Show Update: SEMA Affirms Commitment to Outstanding Show in November

    “At a time when COVID is back in the headlines, SEMA wants you to know that the association is 100% committed to holding the 2021 SEMA Show, November 2–5, and showcasing two years of product innovations, vehicle trends, and industry-leading… more
  • 20 years of Cross Country Special Vehicle Champions – who will be next?
    Aug 24, 2021 Motorsport

    20 years of Cross Country Special Vehicle Champions – who will be next?

    The Special Vehicle Category of the South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) has always formed a special part of the series and the performance of the ‘open wheel’ vehicles with their roaring engines and big wheels, has entertained… more
  • Bridgestone Consumer Sales Director Thandeka Ngoma Wins Gender Mainstreaming Award
    Aug 21, 2021 Buzz

    Bridgestone Consumer Sales Director Thandeka Ngoma Wins Gender Mainstreaming Award

    Thandeka Ngoma, Consumer Sales Director at Bridgestone Southern Africa has walked away with top honours in the ‘Positive Role Model in a Multinational Pan-African Company’ category at the 9th Annual 2021 Gender Mainstreaming Awards Southern… more
  • September Skills Training Program
    Aug 20, 2021 Buzz

    September Skills Training Program

    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 HIV/AIDS awareness - R700.00… more
  • SAICA urges SMMEs to escalate late payment by government
    Aug 20, 2021 Buzz

    SAICA urges SMMEs to escalate late payment by government

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused mayhem in the economy and has negatively impacted businesses, particularly SMMEs, with many struggling to remain afloat due to cash flow challenges. Adding to this, is the late or non-payment of invoices by… more
  • REE Automotive Awarded £12.5 Million GBP Funding from the UK Government
    Aug 20, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    REE Automotive Awarded £12.5 Million GBP Funding from the UK Government

    Funding will allow REE to advance commercial production of its breakthrough REEcorner™ technology and ultra-modular EV platforms Project to help accelerate industry shift towards net zero-emissions with REE’s ultra-modular EV platforms &… more
  • Calling All Sim-Racers – Ford SA Launches Team Fordzilla Nations Cup
    Aug 20, 2021 Motorsport

    Calling All Sim-Racers – Ford SA Launches Team Fordzilla Nations Cup

    Ford South Africa is inviting sim-racers to compete in qualifying stages on Assetto Corsa Team Fordzilla is Ford’s first official Esports team Top qualifying South African sim-racers will compete against international teams for global… more
  • Bicester Heritage-based creatives Ralle unveil new Ferrari tracking car
    Aug 20, 2021 Motorsport

    Bicester Heritage-based creatives Ralle unveil new Ferrari tracking car

    Ralle craft breakthrough and engaging social video content for the automotive world In 6 months the Ralle team has grown from two to seven creatives, taking the motoring content world by storm using a range of filming, tracking and drones… more
  • Volta Trucks reveals the first real-world trials of the prototype Volta Zero
    Aug 20, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Volta Trucks reveals the first real-world trials of the prototype Volta Zero

    Volta Trucks commences real-world testing of the first Volta Zero prototype using production specification components. Volta Zero prototype vehicle developed in industry-leading time of just eight months from first designs to running vehicle.… more
  • Fiat 500 stays cool
    Aug 20, 2021 Motoring

    Fiat 500 stays cool

    Fiat 500 completely refreshed with new trim levels, new colours and new interiors Updated with the introduction of Cult, Connect, Dolcevita, and Sport trim levels Over 3 million 500 family vehicles sold since 2007 That icon of Italian mobility,… more
  • TUKS students to race their Robots!
    Aug 20, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    TUKS students to race their Robots!

    The annual TUKS Robot Race Day is back, after being postponed in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now in its eighth year, the event coordinated by the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information… more
  • Motul launches new formula 300V at 24H of Le Mans
    Aug 20, 2021 Motorsport

    Motul launches new formula 300V at 24H of Le Mans

    In the world of elite motorsports, one name has been synonymous with success for the last 50 years – Motul 300V. This fully synthetic, best-in-class lubricant embodies Motul’s commitment to continuous innovation in pursuit of racing success.… more
  • Toyota to incentivise South African Olympic and Paralympic medalists
    Aug 19, 2021 Buzz

    Toyota to incentivise South African Olympic and Paralympic medalists

    To celebrate the medals of South African athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and to boost the morale of those yet to participate in the Paralympic Games, Toyota South Africa Motors is rewarding all podium finishers with monetary prizes.… more
  • Patel’s opaque ‘master plans’ suit SA’s oligarchs — and few others
    Aug 19, 2021 Buzz

    Patel’s opaque ‘master plans’ suit SA’s oligarchs — and few others

    First published in BusinessLive on 16 August 2021 by Telita Snyckers Parts of this article has been highlighted by NEASA's Media department Red flags are being raised about how trade policy is being developed in SA right now. It’s vital that we… more
  • World’s largest mobility event starts in September
    Aug 19, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    World’s largest mobility event starts in September

    IAA MOBILITY 2021 More than 1,000 exhibitors and speakers – world’s largest mobility conference – over 100 world premieres – an opportunity to experience autonomous driving – over 250 test vehicles for visitors – biggest bicycle event in Europe… more
  • Toyota Urban Cruiser Xs - The Xtra Smart Choice
    Aug 19, 2021 Motoring

    Toyota Urban Cruiser Xs - The Xtra Smart Choice

    The Urban Cruiser, introduced in March this year, has found great favour with the South African public. Racking up over 900 sales each month, its blend of space, SUV-like styling, affordability and Toyota brand-footprint, has made a notable… more
  • 77 Days to Corolla Cross
    Aug 19, 2021 Motoring

    77 Days to Corolla Cross

    Toyota confirms a two-engine line-up Following the previous release where we introduced the Corolla Cross - the first SUV adaptation of a Corolla model - we are pleased to share the engine and drivetrain configurations of the newcomer. The… more
  • Sakuú Corporation Announces Start of Pilot Facility for Solid State Batteries
    Aug 19, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Sakuú Corporation Announces Start of Pilot Facility for Solid State Batteries

    Sakuú Corporation started construction on a 2.5 MWh per year solid-state battery pilot line. Completion is expected by the end 2021. Sakuu Corporation, an additive manufacturing technology company, today announced the commencement of its pilot… more
  • Aston Martin DBX is the focal point of a bold new cinematic campaign shaped by leading contemporary creatives
    Aug 19, 2021 Buzz

    Aston Martin DBX is the focal point of a bold new cinematic campaign shaped by leading…

    Aston Martin is proud to present the cinematic debut of the brand’s first SUV, DBX. The company’s first short film has been directed by the Oscar-nominated, Italian director Luca Guadagnino, and stars the golden globe winner and Emmy award… more
  • AMSA vs the Steel Downstream: The ultimate arrogance: AMSA not bothered by expiry of safeguard duties
    Aug 19, 2021 Buzz

    AMSA vs the Steel Downstream: The ultimate arrogance: AMSA not bothered by expiry of…

    AMSA is not concerned about the lapsing of the safeguard duties at the end of August this year. They cite imports from countries that are not covered by the safeguard duties, as the reason for their indifference. What AMSA is saying is that… more
  • Entrepreneurs need to better understand risk and fail better by failing fast and forward
    Aug 19, 2021 Buzz

    Entrepreneurs need to better understand risk and fail better by failing fast and forward

    Are entrepreneurs risk takers at heart or calculated visionaries? According to serial entrepreneur and Ukheshe Technologies CEO, Clayton Hayward, many entrepreneurs don’t truly understand the nature of risk, which has a direct impact on the… more
  • Mitsubishi Motors and AmaZulu Football Club enter into a partnership to deepen shared ambition with customers and fans
    Aug 19, 2021 Buzz

    Mitsubishi Motors and AmaZulu Football Club enter into a partnership to deepen shared…

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) and Durban-based Amazulu Football Club (FC), affectionately known as Usuthu, have entered into a partnership that will offer football fans exclusive offers and create a sustainable value proposition for… more
  • Le Mans awaits: Goodyear prepares for world’s biggest endurance race
    Aug 19, 2021 Motorsport

    Le Mans awaits: Goodyear prepares for world’s biggest endurance race

    Goodyear the exclusive tyre supplier for LMP2 24 Hours of Le Mans the highlight of the endurance racing calendar Goodyear Blimp to fly over the race This weekend’s 89th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is not only the most prestigious… more
  • Continental an Official Sponsor of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 2021
    Aug 19, 2021 Buzz

    Continental an Official Sponsor of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 2021

    Continental is a sponsor of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 2021 (AFCON), which will be held in Cameroon from 9 January to 6 February 2022 (rescheduled from 2021 due to COVID-19) AFCON sponsorship provides the ideal platform to… more
  •  Strong first half performance underpinned by successful COVID-19 recovery strategy and solid demand across both business verticals
    Aug 19, 2021 Buzz

    Strong first half performance underpinned by successful COVID-19 recovery strategy and…

    STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS ON TRACK AND PAVING THE WAY FOR ATTRACTIVE RETURNS Progressive Covid-19 response strategy delivered a successful recovery Covid-19-related supply chain disruptions well managed Growth projects in both verticals progressing… more
  • Chery enters the South African market
    Aug 18, 2021 Motoring

    Chery enters the South African market

    Chery establishes fully owned affiliate in South Africa Company to partner with 30 dealers at time of launch in Q4 2021 Product range to showcase world-class technology and performance making Chery vehicles truly “Fun to Drive” One of China’s… more
  • IDTechEx Discusses Tesla Autopilot: AV or not AV, That is the Question
    Aug 18, 2021 Buzz

    IDTechEx Discusses Tesla Autopilot: AV or not AV, That is the Question

    This week the US federal agency governing road safety has announced an investigation into Tesla and its self-driving car claims, bringing the challenges of autonomous vehicle adoption to the spotlight. The National Highway Traffic Safety… more
  • SEMA Awards Nearly $300,000 of Scholarships to 119 Students and Recent Graduates
    Aug 18, 2021 Buzz

    SEMA Awards Nearly $300,000 of Scholarships to 119 Students and Recent Graduates

    The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund issued a total of $296,000 in scholarships and loan forgiveness awards to help 119 individuals who currently work or are planning to pursue careers in the automotive aftermarket industry. The winners include… more
  • The New Reality: Opportunities in Augmented Reality to Explode in Coming Years
    Aug 18, 2021 Buzz

    The New Reality: Opportunities in Augmented Reality to Explode in Coming Years

    Lux Research foresees innovations and advancements that will drive smart glasses adoption in as little as two years and fully immersive AR glasses in as little as five years Consumer mass-market augmented reality (AR) products and applications… more
  • SAICA launches Business Emergency Rescue initiative in response to the recent unrest in South Africa
    Aug 18, 2021 Buzz

    SAICA launches Business Emergency Rescue initiative in response to the recent unrest in…

    The events that have played out in the country a few weeks ago have had an immense impact on all South Africans. Following from South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) member requests and engagement with the SAICA Eastern… more
  • Ways that manufacturers can monetize data
    Aug 18, 2021 Buzz

    Ways that manufacturers can monetize data

    By Kevin Dherman, Chief Innovation Officer at SYSPRO The rise of digitalization and automation in manufacturing is resulting in the generation of a colossal volume of data. Previously, businesses would gather data (often manually) across the… more
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