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  • Fuel price reversal as oil strengthens
    Feb 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fuel price reversal as oil strengthens

    Recent reductions in the fuel price have been dealt a blow by a steady increase in international petroleum prices during the first half of February. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited mid-month… more
  • Winners – Insurance category 2017/18 SAMBRA awards
    Feb 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    2017/18 SAMBRA Awards a resounding success

    Winners – Equipment suppliers 2017/18 SAMBRA awards – left to right : Vinay Ramjattan from Bosch; Marco Willemse from Gondolier and Deon de Kock from Bosch Winners – OEM category 2017/18 SAMBRA awards – left to right: Charles Claasen from Toyota SA;… more
  • Isuzu Celebrates a Year of Milestones in South Africa
    Feb 15, 2019 Motoring

    Isuzu Celebrates a Year of Milestones in…

    Isuzu Motors South Africa reflects on the achievements and progress the company has made, a year after its official launch. Isuzu's investment in South Africa preserved 1000 direct jobs and secured around 4000 jobs through its network of 80 dealers… more
  • B-BBEE Commission to host a roundtable on black ownership as a key element of B-BBEE
    Feb 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    B-BBEE Commission to host a roundtable on…

    The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission is hosting a roundtable discussion on Black Ownership at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand on 15 February 2019. Members of the B-BBEE Commission and the BEE Advisory Council have… more
  • SAMBRA National Director, Richard Green
    Feb 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    SAMBRA echoes Ramaphosa’s call to empower…

    With SME development having been placed in the centre of government policy in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address, the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry… more
  • PENTA Motor Group joins the 2019 Autotrader South African Car Of The Year competition
    Feb 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    PENTA Motor Group joins the 2019 Autotrader…

    The 2019 AutoTrader South African Car Of The Year is proud to announce that the Penta Motor Group has joined as a second-tier sponsor of the competition. The South African Car Of The Year has never had any restrictions other than that no second tier… more
  • 2018 FINANCIAL RESULTS: Groupe Renault maintained its operating margin at a high level despite a more challenging environment in the second half
    Feb 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    2018 FINANCIAL RESULTS: Groupe Renault…

    Sales were up 3.2% to 3.9 million units including Jinbei and Huasong brands as of January 1, 2018. Group revenues were down 2.3% to €57,419 million. At constant exchange rate1, revenues would have risen by 2.5%. Group operating margin of €3,612… more
  • SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. drives assembly-line extension at major automotive manufacturer
    Feb 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. drives…

    The MOVITRANS® contactless energy transfer system from SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd., in conjunction with its MOVIPRO® SDC decentralised drive, position, and application controller, have played a critical role in an assembly-line extension at a major… more
  • Faster and more powerful than ever before: the new MINI John Cooper Works GP.
    Feb 15, 2019 Motoring

    Faster and more powerful than ever before:…

    The British premium brand announces new version of the extremely sporty small car to come out in 2020 4-cylinder turbo engine with more than 220 kW/300 hp and motor racing technology by John Cooper Works promise a whole new dimension of performance… more
  • Supply Chain Professional of the Year, Richard Dos Santos (centre), with Ingrid Du Buisson of the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) and SAPICS president Mungo Park
    Feb 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fighting the supply chain skills crisis

    “The image of the supply chain management profession has been marred by corruption, and skills development and the professionalisation of supply chain management has never been more critical than it is today, in our increasingly global, challenging,… more
  • THE TIRE COLOGNE shows strength
    Feb 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    THE TIRE COLOGNE shows strength

    Over 50 percent of exhibition space already sold There are still sixteen months until the start of the second THE TIRE COLOGNE, but the new leading trade fair of the international tire and wheel industry is already clearly flexing its muscles and… more
  • Groupe Renault Board of Directors communication
    Feb 14, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Groupe Renault Board of Directors…

    Following the resignation of Mr. Carlos Ghosn from the offices of Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer on 24th January 2019, the Board unanimously decided, at its meeting of 13th February 2019, to waive Mr. Ghosn’s… more
  • Super stars Megan Leigh Jackson  took 3rd place with Cebo Dube in second and Skhumbuzo Mbatha who came first
    Feb 14, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Believe in yourself and work hard advises…

    Gauteng’s top Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS) matriculant, Skhumbuzo Mbatha has a secret weapon to ensure his success – an absolute belief in himself, which saw him improve from just 6% in mathematics in grade 9 to an outstanding mark of 92%… more
  • ‘Not just a pile of junk’
    Feb 14, 2019 Motoring

    ‘Not just a pile of junk’

    George – The 23rd George Old Car Show, proudly supported by Oakhurst Insurance Company, took place at PW Botha College in York Street for the last time on Saturday and Sunday 9 and 10 February and will move to a new venue after 19 years at the… more
  • MEYLE simplifies part identification for workshops: graphic search with context-sensitive graphics
    Feb 14, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MEYLE simplifies part identification for…

    Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE is first aftermarket supplier to present its own context-sensitive graphics of rear-axle multi-links for selected BMW and Mercedes models Graphical search simplifies parts search and identification for workshops and… more
  • Truck sales off to a good start in 2019
    Feb 14, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Truck sales off to a good start in 2019

    The South African commercial vehicle market got off to a flying start in 2019, showing a 7.3% increase on January 2018’s results to reach 1 653 sales. This is according to the latest results released for January 2019 by the National Association of… more
  • BI partners with OVK to offer its Agri-Smart solution to farmers
    Feb 14, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    BI partners with OVK to offer its Agri-Smart…

    Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) is extending its footprint in the agricultural industry by partnering with OVK of Ladybrand. The partnership will see BI’s products and services for the sector available at the co-operative’s 57 branches… more
  • Due to three years of increased growth, the 4th annual Festival of Motoring has moved from three days of motoring passion to a four-day extravaganza!
    Feb 14, 2019 Motoring

    Due to three years of increased growth, the…

    The 4th annual Festival of Motoring, presented by WesBank, returns to the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from 22-25 August 2019. The Festival of Motoring, organized by Messe Frankfurt, is the only motoring show in Southern Africa endorsed by NAAMSA and… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 12 February 2019
    Feb 13, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 12 February 2019

    MasterTips: Driving through roadworks Roadworks and potholes are common occurrences for many drivers. Yet, research suggests that motorists admit to driving in ways that not only put themselves at risk but construction workers as well. MasterTest:… more
  • The future of the Modena plant: Maserati meets with public authorities and unions
    Feb 13, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    The future of the Modena plant: Maserati…

    Today (Modena, 11 February 2019), at its offices in Via Ciro Menotti, Modena, Harald J. Wester, CEO of Maserati S.p.A., met with Palma Costi, Emilia-Romagna Regional Government Councillor for Productive Activities, and the Mayor of Modena, Gian… more
  • New Fiorino Wins the
    Feb 13, 2019 Motoring

    New Fiorino Wins the "Volant d'or" Award in…

    The award ceremony of the first edition of the "Volant d'or" competition organised by the specialist magazine "Tunisie Auto" took place on 30 January. It awarded the best brands of cars and commercial vehicles sold in Tunisia in terms of official… more
  • What makes a racing driver the perfect racing sponsorship package?
    Feb 13, 2019 Motorsport

    What makes a racing driver the perfect…

    The champion that would win this award hands down is Brett Garland of Garland Racing Working in sponsorships, and running events, sponsorship, PR, and advertising companies all my life and working with huge corporate clients over many years and… more
  • Get ready for the biggest trade show of the year with the Vermont Sales annual Open trade Day on the 15, 16 and 17th March.
    Feb 13, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Get ready for the biggest trade show of the…

    Plans are in place to make this year’s show bigger and better than all the past shows, with the many new brands, new products and product ranges, new launches, great demo’s and exciting introductory offers This year Customers will see the latest… more
  • Who Owns Which Car Brands: 64 Curious Facts About Automobile Ecosystem
    Feb 13, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Who Owns Which Car Brands: 64 Curious Facts…

    written by Raj Vardhman January 25, 2019 Whether you’re an enthusiast who likes to know everything about cars or just a regular driver looking to purchase a new vehicle, it’s worth exploring which car company belongs to which automobile group. After… more
  • NAACAM Show 2019: Conference programme and confirmed speakers
    Feb 13, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Conference programme and…

    The NAACAM Show aims to play a pivotal role in galvanising the industry around the clear vision of the SA Automotive Masterplan (SAAM). The practical and growth-oriented Conference Programme, delivered by local industry leaders and global experts,… more
  • Fiat 500 in the Spotlight at the MoMA in New York
    Feb 13, 2019 Motoring

    Fiat 500 in the Spotlight at the MoMA in New…

    The Fiat 500 Serie F, acquired by the famous Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2017, was seen by the general public for the first time yesterday. The car will be on show in the "The Value of Good Design" exhibition that tells the story of… more
  • Musawenkosi Vilakazi of Soweto
    Feb 13, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Local students win study bursaries worth…

    Musawenkosi Vilakazi of Soweto, Given Mahlangu of Mpumalanga and Bongani Lunga of Roodekop in Ekurhuleni are the lucky winners of study bursaries sponsored by Elegant Fuel collectively valued at R270 000 for 2019. The trio was among more than 200… more
  • Ctrack partners with the National Small Business Chamber
    Feb 13, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Ctrack partners with the National Small…

    Leading vehicle tracking and telematics provider, Ctrack, has joined the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) of South Africa, a non-profit member organisation that promotes small business development in the country. The NSBC National Partnership… more
  • Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training Report
    Feb 13, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training…

    DEADLINE LOOMING – 30 APRIL 2019 Dear NEASA employer According to the Skills Development Act 97/1998 and the National Skills Development Levies Act 9/1999, all employers whose annual payroll is above R 500 000.00 are compelled to, by no later than… more
  • Cosatu protest action 13 February 2019
    Feb 12, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Cosatu protest action 13 February 2019

    Dear NEASA employer COSATU has given notice of their intention to embark on nationwide protest action on Wednesday, 13 February 2019. The protest action is in respect of the high unemployment rate and job losses the country is experiencing. The… more
  • Hyundai wants to keep its crown in Rally Sweden
    Feb 12, 2019 Motorsport

    Hyundai wants to keep its crown in Rally…

    Hyundai Motorsport will be looking to build on its strongest ever start to a FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) campaign as the team heads to the snowy Rally Sweden for round two of the 14-event season. An impressive performance at the opening… more
  • Production of New Ford Ranger Commences in South Africa
    Feb 12, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Production of New Ford Ranger Commences in…

    First new Ford Ranger production models emerge from Silverton Assembly Plant Result of over R3-billion investment and extensive upgrades at Ford's local operations New Ranger and first-ever Ranger Raptor destined for markets in Africa, Europe and… more
  • New study by Schneider Electric reveals tangible benefits for businesses and organizations globally when they lead with Digital Transformation in Energy Management and Automation
    Feb 11, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    New study by Schneider Electric reveals…

    Up to 80% savings in CapEx (Engineering Costs and Time Optimization); and a whopping 85% savings in OpEx (Energy Consumption) reported, among others Report is based on a study of 230 customer projects over the last 5 years, producing deep,… more
  • Len Brand, CEO of TATA Africa Holdings, has accepted an invitation to take up a position on the BRICS Institute’s Advisory Board
    Feb 11, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    CEO of TATA Africa takes up position on the…

    South Africa, Johannesburg, 07 February 2019: Len Brand, CEO of TATA Africa Holdings, has accepted an invitation to take up a position on the BRICS Institute’s Advisory Board. Brand brings significant experience to the table with a proven track… more
  • Beach Buggies – South Africans are still crazy for them after all these years
    Feb 11, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Beach Buggies – South Africans are still…

    The Beach Buggy was an iconic symbol of motoring freedom in the sixties and seventies. Known in some places as the Dune Buggy, the roofless originals got their name from being built on the chassis of VW Beetles which were known affectionately as… more
  • Appointment of Mr. Lance Schultz as chief executive officer - Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC)
    Feb 11, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Appointment of Mr. Lance Schultz as Chief…

    The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) in Gauteng has appointed Mr. Lance Schultz as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He joins the AIDC after a near four-year tenure as CEO of the Centurion Aerospace Village. Mr.Schultz, being no… more
  •  SKF Technical Bulletin - Switchable and Mechanical repair solutions
    Feb 11, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Technical Bulletin - Switchable and…

    VKMC 01278, VKPC 81278 / VKMC 01278-1, VKPC 81178 In compliance with VAG Group, SKF is offering a Switchable and Mechanical water pump for above engines. The SKF Water pumps VKPC 81178 (Mechanical) and VKPC 81278 (Switchable) are in line with OE… more
  • World premiere of all-new 2020 Subaru Legacy sedan
    Feb 11, 2019 Motoring

    World premiere of all-new 2020 Subaru Legacy…

    2.4-litre Turbo Boxer Engine and Subaru Global Platform bring enhanced dynamic performance to Subaru's flagship sedan Marking the 30th anniversary of its debut, Subaru's next generation sedan has been significantly upgraded Superior driving dynamics… more
  • Product feature updates on the Mazda CX-5
    Feb 11, 2019 Motoring

    Product feature updates on the Mazda CX-5

    The latest Mazda CX-5 has received interior and exterior specification updates applicable across the entire model line-up, with the most significant being the Android AutoTM and Apple CarplayTM feature now standard on all derivatives. Interior… more
  •  2019 Jeep Wrangler and 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Winners of '5-Year Cost to Own Awards' From Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com
    Feb 11, 2019 Motoring

    2019 Jeep Wrangler and 2019 Fiat 124 Spider…

    For a fifth consecutive year, 2019 Jeep® Wrangler earns 5-Year Cost to Own Award - First year in Off-Road SUV/Crossover category 2019 Fiat 124 Spider earns first 5-Year Cost to Own Award in Sports Car category in first year of eligibility Awards… more
  • Mpumalanga 400’s award winning formula predicts a spectacular season opener
    Feb 11, 2019 Motorsport

    Mpumalanga 400’s award winning formula…

    The Mpumalanga 400, the opening round of the 2019 South African National Cross Country Championship (SACCS) for Production and Special Vehicles and Side by Side recreational vehicles, takes place on 15 and 16 March in and around the popular tourist… more
  • Bad economics is killing rhino
    Feb 11, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Bad economics is killing rhino

    Now, I’m a fan of rhinos. I will admit the one that chased us one day wasn’t on my list of favourites at the time, but she didn’t stop me from going back into the bush later to look for more. I spent a little more than a decade living in Africa and… more
  • Miles Swanepoel concentrates on fixing a fault during the individual competition in Japan
    Feb 07, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Isuzu's Fourth Best Technician in the World…

    Thinking on your feet, staying calm under pressure and applying months of training and practice. This was what Isuzu truck technician Miles Swanepoel had to do, to beat 64 other technicians from across the world in the recent Isuzu World Technical… more
  • Land discourse being used as smoke and mirrors
    Feb 07, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Land discourse being used as smoke and…

    The land debate, as hackneyed as it is, is being used by both the EFF and the ANC as a proxy fix to whitewash various crises that face the poor black majority in the country. In this article I’ll examine four basic reasons why “the land” by itself… more
  • Jeep Brand's
    Feb 07, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Jeep Brand's "More Than Just Words"…

    The eight commercials released as part of FCA's "Big Game Blitz" have aggregated more than 169 million views - well beyond the estimated viewership for the game broadcast "More Than Just Words" has been shared more than 200,000 times cumulatively… more
  • DENSO Sponsors Angie and Matt Smith for 2019 NHRA Season
    Feb 07, 2019 Motorsport

    DENSO Sponsors Angie and Matt Smith for 2019…

    Auto parts leader is the primary sponsor for the Pro Stock Motorcycle racing duo DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., will serve as the lead sponsor of Pro Stock Motorcycle… more
  • NERSA must give Eskom zero
    Feb 07, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    NERSA must give Eskom zero

    Terry Markman presented the Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) oral submission at the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (NERSA) public hearings on Eskom’s tariff increase application on 5 February 2019. Eskom has applied for tariff increases… more
  • 2019 World Car Finals - The Countdown begins
    Feb 06, 2019 Motoring

    2019 World Car Finals - The Countdown begins

    The World Car Finals countdown excitement officially started yesterday with KPMG’s announcement of the finalists in six World Car Awards categories. A jury of 86 distinguished international automotive journalists selected the following finalists by… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 05 February 2019
    Feb 06, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 05 February 2019

    MasterTips: High cost of low-risk drivers Medium and high-risk drivers are involved in more crashes, as can be expected. Yet, is neglecting to train low-risk drivers the best option? Research suggests not. MasterTest: Ford Driving Skills for Life… more
  • BMW iNEXT undergoes winter trial tests: advancing the future of driving pleasure at the polar circle
    Feb 06, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    BMW iNEXT undergoes winter trial tests:…

    New technology flagship of the BMW Group completes the first full vehicle tests for drive, chassis and suspension groups under extreme conditions in the Arjeplog winter testing centre. The future of driving pleasure is approaching fast and the BMW… more
  • Child restraints are not a luxury, they’re a necessity
    Feb 06, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Child restraints are not a luxury, they’re a…

    Association publishes ADAC and PESRI child seat safety ratings to assist South African buyers make better decisions Older children who have outgrown their child restraint seats, but who are still too small for adult-sized seatbelts in vehicles,… more
  • African road safety leadership program kicks off in Abidjan
    Feb 06, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    African road safety leadership program kicks…

    The second Road Safety Leadership Program organized by the Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP, an international partnership hosted by the World Bank), in collaboration with the African Development Bank, kicked off at the Bank’s Headquarters in… more
  • Mazda to Unveil New SUV at Geneva Motor Show
    Feb 06, 2019 Motoring

    Mazda to Unveil New SUV at Geneva Motor Show

    Mazda Motor Corporation announced that a new Mazda compact SUV will make its world debut at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The second model in the company's new-generation line-up features a more mature KODO design language and Mazda's… more
  • Volkswagen Golf R, now with a power output of 228kW
    Feb 06, 2019 Motoring

    Volkswagen Golf R, now with a power output…

    Volkswagen adds an extra 15kW of power to the Golf's top model Exterior updates see a new optional R Performance Titanium exhaust as well as R Performance brakes In the four decades since first launching in South Africa, over 350 000 Golfs have been… more
  • Excitement builds for SAMBRA Awards
    Feb 05, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Excitement builds for SAMBRA Awards

    This week on Wednesday 6 February, SAMBRA, the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA) will host its annual Awards Breakfast at the Premier Hotel OR Tambo in Johannesburg. The annual SAMBRA Awards, this year sponsored by Old Mutual… more
  • SoundComfort from Goodyear voted Product of the Year
    Feb 05, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    SoundComfort from Goodyear voted Product of…

    Goodyear's noise reduction technology, SoundComfort has been voted Product of the Year 2019 by consumers in Belgium and the Netherlands. The consumer survey conducted by international market and consumer research company Nielsen asked 5000 people… more
  • Continental becomes Founding Partner in Extreme E off-road electric racing series
    Feb 05, 2019 Motorsport

    Continental becomes Founding Partner in…

    Races to be staged worldwide Off-road races designed to boost awareness of challenges of the future Continental to supply high-technology tyres Continental is to sponsor the Extreme E off-road electric racing series. With electric SUVs and tyre… more
  • Productivity to the fore!
    Feb 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Productivity to the fore!

    The Daewoo Novus’s strong drivetrain and fast tipping time help a South African civil engineering company increase productivity where it counts – on site… Faster trip times coupled with faster tip times – that’s just one of the reasons why Jamil… more
  • ACMA Automechanika New Delhi sold out; brings aftermarket expertise from 16 countries
    Feb 05, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    ACMA Automechanika New Delhi sold out;…

    Market leaders such as Bosch, Delphi Automotive Systems, Elofic Industries Ltd, Mansons International, Minda Distribution and Services come together for the 4th edition of the show. Punjab signs up as an official State Partner for ACMA Automechanika… more
  • Hyundai Motor Group Introduces World’s First Multi-Collision Airbag System
    Feb 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Hyundai Motor Group Introduces World’s First…

    New airbag system offers additional protection in secondary impacts 30 percent of all accidents involve a secondary impact according to data from NHTSA Future Hyundai vehicles will receive state-of-the-art airbag technology to improve driver safety… more
  • Volkswagen Motorsport raring to fire in 2019
    Feb 05, 2019 Motorsport

    Volkswagen Motorsport raring to fire in 2019

    Most successful and competitive circuit racing series announces new title sponsor Some of the best racing drivers in South Africa to represent factory team on the track in both Volkswagen Cup and Global Touring Cars Volkswagen Motorsport aims to… more
  • Ms. Claudia Walters joins as the company's Head of Marketing and Communications while Ms. Bonite Van Der Merwe takes up the role of Head of Finance & Corporate Affairs.
    Feb 05, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mazda SA Executive Team Appointments

    New to Mazda Southern Africa, Ms. Claudia Walters joins as the company's Head of Marketing and Communications while Ms. Bonite Van Der Merwe takes up the role of Head of Finance & Corporate Affairs. Claudia brings a wealth of Marketing and… more
  • Mazda Finance celebrates its 4th Birthday
    Feb 05, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mazda Finance celebrates its 4th Birthday

    Four years ago on 1 February 2015, Mazda Finance commenced operations as the official finance partner for Mazda Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. In the first year of operations, Mazda Finance used to receive an average of 230 applications per month. Today… more
  • Sauber and Alfa Romeo to keep fighting for ambitious results as Alfa Romeo Racing
    Feb 05, 2019 Motorsport

    Sauber and Alfa Romeo to keep fighting for…

    The 2019 Formula One World Championship will see two of the most historical brands in motorsport - Sauber and Alfa Romeo - return to circuits across the globe with 2007 World Champion Kimi Räikkönen and the young Italian Antonio Giovinazzi driving… more
  • Abarth sets a new sales record in 2018 and is celebrating its seventieth year in 2019 with the launch of the new
    Feb 05, 2019 Motoring

    Abarth sets a new sales record in 2018 and…

    In 2018, the brand with the scorpion badge sold nearly 23,500 cars in Europe, with sales up by 36.5% compared to 2017. Abarth is celebrating this special year with the new "70th Anniversary" range characterised, on the outside, by a special badge… more
  • Commercial and passenger vehicles spotlight at the Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 fringe programme
    Feb 05, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Commercial and passenger vehicles spotlight…

    With the 2019 edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City fast approaching, momentum towards the highly anticipated fringe programme’s new and exciting events continues to build. The programme provides essential opportunities for both visitors and… more
  • Electrically powered driving pleasure in the luxury performance segment: the plug-in hybrid models of the new BMW 7 Series.
    Feb 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Electrically powered driving pleasure in the…

    In-line 6-cylinder petrol engine and further advanced high-voltage battery for the new BMW 745e, the new BMW 745Le and the new BMW 745Le xDrive system output increased to up to 290 kW in SPORT mode purely electrically powered, locally emissions-free… more
  • Mahindra responds to success of Karoo Edition with S10 Karoo Pik Up
    Feb 05, 2019 Motoring

    Mahindra responds to success of Karoo…

    Higher specification level complemented by additional accessories Buyers have option of cosmetic package or colour-coded canopy S10 Karoo Edition built in South Africa Mahindra South Africa is celebrating the surge in vehicle sales following its… more
  • Auto Alert January / February 2019
    Feb 05, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Auto Alert January / February 2019

    Mercedes-Benz Actros – The Next Chapter. The Actros range was first introduced as the flagship of the Mercedes-Benz heavy duty truck family in 1996. Compared to its predecessors, it featured more rounded and “friendly” cab styling, a new range of V8… more
  • The Phoenix January / February 2019
    Feb 05, 2019 The Phoenix

    The Phoenix January / February 2019

    As I was racking my brain how to explain the very weird year of 2018, an email arrived from 21st Century, a company that operates primarily as remuneration consultants. Chris Blair and Bryden Morton have managed to make sense of all the… more
  • Classic car restoration: a bright orange show stopper
    Feb 04, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Classic car restoration: a bright orange…

    There was until recently a bright orange 1969 Porsche Targa in Swiss bodyshop René Sahli. The classic car had come in to have a small patch of rust repaired, but as it turned out, a full-blown restoration was required. For the re-spray, Sahli relied… more
  • NAACAM Show 2019: Estimated 1 000+ parts earmarked for localisation to quote on and hundreds of potential customers in one place.
    Feb 04, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Estimated 1 000+ parts…

    The NAACAM Show 2019 is the ideal platform to drive growth and engage customers (both existing and potential). This is facilitated in 4 key ways: 1. Buyer-Supplier Meetings: In support of the localisation objective of the SA Automotive Masterplan,… more
  • Double victory for Alfa Romeo in the readers' choice awards held by the magazine auto, motor und spor
    Feb 04, 2019 Motoring

    Double victory for Alfa Romeo in the…

    Readers of the German trade magazine and its international partner magazines choose Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Alfa Romeo Giulia as Best Car in their categories. Third victory in a row for Alfa Romeo Giulia. A total of 385 vehicle models across 11… more
  • Two Promising Overseas Markets Provide Huge Potential for SEMA Members
    Feb 04, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Two Promising Overseas Markets Provide Huge…

    By Linda Spencer Take advantage of a popular member benefit by joining SEMA on two promising overseas trips to learn about the potential for your products and meet with pre-vetted buyers: SEMA Middle East Business Development ConferenceAbu Dhabi,… more
  • NAAMSA comment on the January, 2019 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Feb 04, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the January, 2019 industry…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of January, 2019 – released today for public consumption via the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association said that domestic new vehicle sales had started the year… more
  • OLX releases data of 2018’s top selling preowned cars
    Feb 01, 2019 Motoring

    OLX releases data of 2018’s top selling…

    South Africa’s leading marketplace, OLX, has released the top 10 cars that were selling like hot cakes on their platform in 2018. The data shows the fastest selling cars, that are the most listed and/or gets most replies and the fastest selling but… more
  • Franchising must stay ahead of the game
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Franchising must stay ahead of the game

    Electioneering in 2019 is sure to take up much focus and energy and while elections come around every 4 years, we often wish we could do without them purely based on the fact that if we had to channel all the election energy and marketing spend into… more
  • Looking to grow your business in 2019?
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Looking to grow your business in 2019?

    That's right, it's 2019. Times are changing and making meaningful connections with your target audience is becoming more and more challenging. How do I ensure that my brand stays top-of-mind for my clients? What's the best way to meet new… more
  • Bridgestone Launches BATTLAX ADVENTURECROSS AX41 Adventure Touring Motorcycle Tyre
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Bridgestone Launches BATTLAX ADVENTURECROSS…

    Made specifically with the adventure enthusiast in mind Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) has announced the launch of the BATTLAX ADVENTURECROSS AX41 tyre, a new addition to its line-up of adventure touring motorcycle tyres. The newest offering… more
  • Thule Is Ready For The E-bike Revolution
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Thule Is Ready For The E-bike Revolution

    Watt ever you ride, Watt ever you drive, Thule is there enabling you to bring your life… Electrically-powered cars are no longer a left-field novelty and improving battery technology and expanding power infrastructure is reducing the bane of the… more
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Five top tips for choosing a mechanic that…

    A car is a big investment. Caring for your investment makes logical sense. But finding the right car ‘doctor’ can be a challenge. Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a constituent association of the Retail Motor… more
  • Major success for Hyundai’s concrete mixers made out of Hardox steel from SSAB
    Feb 01, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Major success for Hyundai’s concrete mixers…

    Since Hyundai Motor decided to go from regular steel to SSAB’s Hardox steel when producing the concrete mixers for their special trucks, the demand has surged. For Hyundai’s customers the long-term costs are reduced as the concrete mixer’s service… more
  • Enertec Introduces The CTEK CT5
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Enertec Introduces The CTEK CT5 "Time To Go"…

    Time is of the essence Charging an automotive battery has reached a new level of convenience thanks to CTEK’s CT5 Time to Go, which provides an indication of exactly how long it will take until important charge thresholds have been reached. The clue… more
  • “Chick Trucks” for large SA logistics company
    Feb 01, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    “Chick Trucks” for large SA logistics company

    Serco has built three specialised trucks – and is working on a further two – for the transport of day-old chicks. The trucks were ordered by Bloemfontein-based Hestony Transport which was established in 1987 with just one truck to its name – today… more
  • A Panacea for SAA?
    Feb 01, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    A Panacea for SAA?

    Yes - there is a panacea for South African Airways’ (SAA) woes. One that will end taxpayer bailouts and satisfy politicians’ silly desire to keep the flag flying and retain our national pride. But – and it is a big but – it will take courage. SAA… more
  • McLaren 720S GT3 To run with new GT3 customer team in Japan
    Feb 01, 2019 Motorsport

    McLaren 720S GT3 To run with new GT3…

    New McLaren 720S GT3 confirmed for entry into 2019 Super GT300 championship and 2019 Super Taikyu Series, including entry into the Suzuka 10 Hours 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, Seiji Ara, reunited with legendary team owner Kazumichi Goh Iconic neon… more
  • Autopromotec Blog News - January 2019
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Autopromotec Blog News - January 2019

    Electrification, automotive’s latest key word The course towards a true zero-emission mobility is set, however time is needed along with a more widespread knowledge of the difference between hybrid and full-electric systems. Autopromotec 2019,… more
  • The Renault EZ-GO, EZ-PRO and EZ-ULTIMO trio of concept cars are awarded at the Festival Automobile International 2019
    Feb 01, 2019 Motoring

    The Renault EZ-GO, EZ-PRO and EZ-ULTIMO trio…

    The Renault EZ-GO, EZ-PRO and EZ-ULTIMO win the Grand Prix Creativ’ Experience Prize The EZ trio of concept cars illustrates the Renault brand’s vision of the future of urban mobility – shared, electric and autonomous The Renault EZ-GO and EZ-ULTIMO… more
  • SA’s support of Venezuela’s Maduro tramples on the Constitution
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    SA’s support of Venezuela’s Maduro tramples…

    The South African government has thrown its support behind the tyrant Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela in the midst of a constitutional crisis in that country. According to international relations minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, “South Africa’s position is… more
  • Cummins Inc. Celebrates Centennial Year
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Cummins Inc. Celebrates Centennial Year

    Cummins Inc. is celebrating its 100th year as a company throughout 2019. Cummins today, which is listed as a Fortune 150 company, employs around 60 000 people worldwide, and serves customers in nearly every country across the globe. Cummins products… more
  • Firestone’s new agricultural tyre warranty goes the whole nine yards
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Firestone’s new agricultural tyre warranty…

    Bridgestone has announced the extension of its five-year manufacturer’s warranty to nine years on selected Firestone agricultural radial tyres. Qualifying tyres must be purchased in South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana or original… more
  • Alliance members achieve combined sales of 10.76 million units in 2018
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Alliance members achieve combined sales of…

    Combined sales by Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors rise 1.4% to 10.76 million units in 2018 – one in nine of all cars and light commercial vehicles sold worldwide Total sales of Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) rise 13.5% to 2 million… more
  • Focus on noise-reduced performance: MEYLE-PD brake pads with technically advanced friction pad compound
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Focus on noise-reduced performance: MEYLE-PD…

    New friction material minimise noise during sporty driving and ensure longer durability Range of over 350 different MEYLE-PD brake pads has been technically improved Generally speaking: The more sporty the pad is, the more likely it is to squeak.… more
  • Prepare for industry 4.0
    Feb 01, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Prepare for industry 4.0

    Prof. Justin Barnes is looking forward to hosting the TWIMS’ Future of Manufacturing Executive Development Programme, which will be run on the 12-13th and 20th-21st of February on the Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS) campus… more
  • BILSTEIN Powers Into 2019
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    BILSTEIN Powers Into 2019

    Premium shock absorber brand, BILSTEIN, is feeling bullish about the year. This and other news in Bump 'n' Rebound, the official newsletter of BILSTEIN South Africa. Read It Here more
  • No time for a ‘wait and see’ approach in SA manufacturingNo time for a ‘wait and see’ approach in SA manufacturing
    Jan 31, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    No time for a ‘wait and see’ approach in SA…

    SA manufacturing investment slows down, but Automation could power progress Foreign investors and South African industry players seem to be taking a ‘wait and see’ approach to industrial and manufacturing growth, putting the country at risk of… more
  • Testing days announced for the South African Car of the Year Award
    Jan 31, 2019 Motoring

    Testing days announced for the South African…

    Twelve exceptional vehicles hailing from Japan, Italy, Korea, France, Sweden and Germany, will be put to the test on 11 and 12 March 2019 at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, as part of the AutoTrader SA Car of the Year testing days. The vehicles will be… more
  • The All-new Renault CLIO: The icon of a new generation - Part 2: Exterior Design
    Jan 31, 2019 Motoring

    The All-new Renault CLIO: The icon of a new…

    A more modern and expressive exterior design More elegant and dynamic from all angles, the All-new Clio inherits the sensual shapes of the previous generation. The new model gains in expressiveness while keeping its sleek profile. At the front, the… more
  • 2019 Luxury Vehicle Outlook: Maserati SA ready for business
    Jan 31, 2019 Motoring

    2019 Luxury Vehicle Outlook: Maserati SA…

    Despite a slowdown in overall vehicle sales in 2018 and the SA economy recovering from a technical recession late last year, Maserati South Africa is cautiously optimistic about the year ahead. This is the view of Marc de St Pern, Operations Manager… more
  • Future thinking translates into energy efficiency
    Jan 31, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Future thinking translates into energy…

    Electric cars, lightbulbs communicating, fuel-efficient heavy-duty vehicles all have moved from drawing board to market. “Transport is one of the largest causes of greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in South Africa, which has a high ratio of… more
  • Vehicle Manufacturers and Dealers Continue to Face Challenging Market Conditions Says Latest Vehicle Price Index Data
    Jan 31, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Vehicle Manufacturers and Dealers Continue…

    The constrained economy, a VAT hike, and petrol price increases have all combined to push the latest TransUnion Africa Vehicle Pricing Index (VPI) below inflation for the 6th consecutive quarter, although the outlook for 2019 is looking more… more
  • Thomas Schaefer, Head of the Volkswagen Sub-Sahara Africa signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abebe Abebayehu, Commissioner of the Ethiopian Investment Commission in Addis Ababa.  With them are the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Ethiopian Minister for Finance and Economic Cooperation, Ahmed Shide
    Jan 31, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen's expansion in Sub-Sahara Africa…

    Ethiopia is the third country in Sub-Sahara Africa to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Volkswagen in the last six months Volkswagen to work together with the Ethiopian Government to set up an automotive industry in the country Four key… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 29 January 2019
    Jan 30, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 29 January 2019

    MasterTips: Crashes no longer leading cause of accidental death For the first time in the US, the odds of dying in a motor vehicle crash (one in 103) has been surpassed. This is what is causing more accidental deaths. MasterTest: Driving… more
  • Mixed fuel picture for February
    Jan 30, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mixed fuel picture for February

    Petrol up, diesel down in February. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. "International oil prices have reached a slightly higher… more
  • Hyundai misses Monte-Carlo win by 2 seconds in thrilling opening WRC round
    Jan 30, 2019 Motorsport

    Hyundai misses Monte-Carlo win by 2 seconds…

    In a thrilling start to the new 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), Hyundai Motorsport was involved in a high-octane charge for victory at Rallye Monte-Carlo on the past weekend with Thierry Neuville finishing in a close second place behind… more
  • BMW model update measures for spring 2019*
    Jan 30, 2019 Motoring

    BMW model update measures for spring 2019*

    New and attractive items of standard equipment and individualisation options for the BMW 2 Series Coupe, BMW 2 Series Convertible, BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo and BMW 4 Series models, BMW M4 Coupe and BMW M4 Convertible New BMW Individual Composition… more
  • Abarth 124 rally Kicks Off the 2019 Season with an FIA R-GT Cup Win in the Monte Carlo Rally
    Jan 30, 2019 Motorsport

    Abarth 124 rally Kicks Off the 2019 Season…

    The Bernini Rally Team car driven by Italians Enrico Brazzoli and Manuel Fenoli get the highest score in the GT international championship. The winning streak of the Abarth 124 rally continues and this year will be competing for the Abarth Rally Cup… more
  • Supa Quick Quickademy prizes advance lucky winners’ driving skills
    Jan 30, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Supa Quick Quickademy prizes advance lucky…

    Driving on public roads will be a less daunting experience for seven lucky winners who won every race car enthusiast’s dream: an exceptional BMW Advanced Driving Experience valued at R15 000 each. The informative and expertly designed driving course… more
  • Fiat 500, a new record: about 194,000 units sold in Europe in 2018
    Jan 30, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fiat 500, a new record: about 194,000 units…

    Almost 194,000 units registered in Europe: the best ever annual figure in an eleven-year lifetime. The 500 is the best-seller in 11 European countries, and in the top three in another four. More than 30 special series are among the secrets of its… more
  • Battery Centre moves to the Cloud
    Jan 30, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Battery Centre moves to the Cloud

    The move to the cloud can help businesses increase revenues while also improving customer engagement, performance, security, and reliability. As part of its digital transformation drive, Battery Centre Kempton Park has deployed Cloudbox, an… more
  • Very special cars on Veteran Tour
    Jan 30, 2019 Motoring

    Very special cars on Veteran Tour

    The 23rd George Old Car Show, driven by Oakhurst Insurance Company, takes place on 9 and 10 February 2019. Everything is in place for the 18th Veteran Tour which takes place on Friday 8 February. “This year’s Veteran Tour will start at Klaarstroom,… more
  • Lotus and Williams advanced engineering announce strategic technical partnership
    Jan 29, 2019 Motorsport

    Lotus and Williams advanced engineering…

    Renowned British engineering companies to collaborate on advanced propulsion technologies Combined capabilities to lead high performance automotive evolution across multiple vehicle sectors Lotus and Williams Advanced Engineering announce a… more
  • BMW wins the 24 Hours of Daytona and dedicates victory to Charly Lamm – Alex Zanardi makes inspirational appearance in the BMW M8 GTE
    Jan 29, 2019 Motorsport

    BMW wins the 24 Hours of Daytona and…

    BMW Team RLL took victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona (USA) . When the opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship was suspended due to heavy rain for the second time, the #25 BMW M8 GTE and drivers Connor De Phillippi (USA), Augusto… more
  • Ford Global Caring Month Put the Spotlight on Community Service and Upliftment in 2018
    Jan 29, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford Global Caring Month Put the Spotlight…

    25 Ford volunteer projects conducted in Sub-Saharan Africa during 2018 Global Caring Month US$132 000 (over R1.8-million) committed to projects in SSA by Ford Motor Company Fund - the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company Ford employees and… more
  • Mazda SA Introduces Apple Carplay and Android Auto
    Jan 29, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Mazda SA Introduces Apple Carplay and…

    Yesterday Mazda Southern Africa announced the launch of Apple Carplay (TM) and Android Auto (TM). The accessory kit can be retrofitted to any Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-5 model with a factory fitted MZD Connect System. Compatible with… more
  • The All-new Renault CLIO: The icon of a new generation - Part 1: Interior Design
    Jan 29, 2019 Motoring

    The All-new Renault CLIO: The icon of a new…

    Renault unveals the All-new Clio, the fifth opus of its icon, already sold at 15 million units. Since it was first released in 1990, Clio has become the Renault Group’s worldwide best-seller. The vehicle, the most often honoured by the French as… more
  • A fast lane to Southwest China’s automotive market
    Jan 28, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    A fast lane to Southwest China’s automotive…

    An integrated business platform for the Southwest China’s automotive market The sixth of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) will be held from 23 – 25 May 2019 and is expected to house 600… more
  • Compact Hatch Category - Polo. L - R: Host Pearl Modiadie, Siyanga Madikizela: Volkswagen PR Manager, Martina Biena: Head of the Volkswagen Brand and host Minnie Dlamini-Jones.
    Jan 28, 2019 Motoring

    Volkswagen is the most awarded brand at 2019…

    Volkswagen brand won four awards in the fourth annual Cars.co.za Consumer Awards powered by Wesbank Volkswagen has had the most category wins in the history of the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards The 2018/19 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards which are powered… more
  • 5 ways unnecessary idling damages your car
    Jan 28, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    5 ways unnecessary idling damages your car

    In winter months, many drivers still idle their cars to warm up the engine despite driving the latest car models. Some drivers also believe that idling doesn’t use a lot of fuel and that it’s better for the car’s engine to idle than to restart. Over… more
  • Honda Civic Type R - Hot Hatch Category Winner
    Jan 28, 2019 Motoring

    Honda Civic Type R - Hot Hatch Category…

    Honda Motor Southern Africa is proud to announce that the Civic Type R has been announced as the Hot Hatch category winner in the, 2018/2019 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards. Winners were announced at a star studded, red carpet gala event held at Kyalami,… more
  • Festive season road deaths should shock us, but they don’t!
    Jan 28, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Festive season road deaths should shock us,…

    The preliminary Festive Season Road Safety Report shows that 1 612 people lost their lives on the country’s roads from 1 December 2018 to 8 January 2019. That means 1 612 families lost a loved one. 1 612 families possibly lost a breadwinner plunging… more
  • The 2019 Season Starts, Abarth 124 rally to Compete in the Monte Carlo Rally
    Jan 25, 2019 Motorsport

    The 2019 Season Starts, Abarth 124 rally to…

    Italians Enrico Brazzoli (WRC3 2018 world champion) and Manuel Fenoli will be driving the Bernini Rally Team's Abarth 124 rally. The 124 rally performed well on the snow in the Monte Carlo Rally in 2018. This year, the Abarth 124 rally will be… more
  • Jean-Dominique Senard, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Thierry Bolloré, Chief Executive Officer.
    Jan 25, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Groupe Renault Board of Directors…

    Renault's Board of Directors met on January 24, 2019 at 10 a.m. under the chairmanship of Philippe Lagayette, Lead Independent Director. The Board has taken note of the resignation of its current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The Board… more
  • Top-notch BMW engineering, know-how and passion: the development of Alessandro Zanardi’s driving systems, from 2003 to now.
    Jan 25, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Top-notch BMW engineering, know-how and…

    From the BMW 320i, the BMW Z4 GT3 and the BMW M6 GT3 to the BMW M4 DTM and the BMW M8 GTE: an overview of the continual further development of the modifications to Zanardi’s BMW race cars. When BMW works driver Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) climbs behind… more
  • It’s show time again at Vermont Sales
    Jan 25, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    It’s show time again at Vermont Sales

    It’s show time again at Vermont Sales with its annual Open Trade days on the 15, 16 and 17th March, another winner of a weekend is planned for customers The trade customers will be again treated to a great weekend, featuring new brands and products… more
  • Safe, Convenient, Award-Winning: Continental Receives CES 2019 Innovation Award for Intelligent Door System
    Jan 25, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Safe, Convenient, Award-Winning: Continental…

    High level of convenience: Passive Start and Entry (PASE) system and power door control support autonomous opening and closing Greater safety: Intelligent obstacle detection prevents collisions Optimal protection: Intelligent door brake system… more
  • Pajero Sport keeps Blitzbok captain, family safe
    Jan 25, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Pajero Sport keeps Blitzbok captain, family…

    With the second round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series kicking off in Hamilton, New Zealand, this weekend, Mitsubishi Motors South Africa has announced that they have renewed Snyman's vehicle sponsorship for 2019. "It is great to have Philip on… more
  • DENSO Named Marketing Sponsor of John Force Racing
    Jan 24, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    DENSO Named Marketing Sponsor of John Force…

    DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., has joined John Force Racing as an official marketing sponsor for the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Founded in 1949, DENSO is… more
  • The
    Jan 24, 2019 Motoring

    The "Quadrifoglio" models of Alfa Romeo win…

    Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio wins 'Performance Car of the Year' category in What Car? Car of the Year 2019 awards following last year's 'Sports Car' win Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifgolio wins 'Best Sports SUV for more than £60,000' The Quadrifoglio… more
  • Hyundai tackles classic Rallye Monte-Carlo with 7-times winner in an i20 WRC Coupé
    Jan 24, 2019 Motorsport

    Hyundai tackles classic Rallye Monte-Carlo…

    Hyundai Motorsport will be aiming to get its sixth season in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) off to a positive start when the championship gets underway at Rallye Monte­Carlo this week. One of the most iconic and demanding events on the… more
  • BI Sales and Marketing Director Conrad Muller
    Jan 24, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    New BI Sales and Marketing Director to focus…

    As part of its ongoing strategy to promote sustainable growth and increase its value proposition to its broad customer base across a range of industries, leading supplier Bearings International (BI) has appointed Conrad Muller as Sales and Marketing… more
  • Official Ferrari dealer, Scuderia South Africa announces Year Three of the Internship Program
    Jan 24, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Official Ferrari dealer, Scuderia South…

    Scuderia South Africa, the official Ferrari dealer proudly announces their 2019 Internship Program. This is the company's third program since its launch in June 2017. "The internship program has developed into an integral part our business model and… more
  • The ugly truth about climate change
    Jan 24, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    The ugly truth about climate change

    “When a problem arises do not ignore it. Take the time to evaluate it. Take the time to understand it in (an) effort to discover and implement a solution.”- Wendy Nicole Anderson. Climate change is a real problem, it is not just going to go away… more
  • Gunther Schmitz, Chairman of the Section-21 company, Right to Repair South Africa (R2RSA)
    Jan 24, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Right to Repair is bigger than just motor…

    As South Africa is preparing for implementation of an automotive industry code that supports the Right to Repair (R2R), the European Union (EU), United States (US) and other countries are starting to implement R2R in other industries. “The concept… more
  • Audi electrifies the World Economic Forum in Davos
    Jan 24, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Audi electrifies the World Economic Forum in…

    Sustainable mobility for the World Economic Forum in Davos: As the exclusive shuttle partner, Audi is providing a fleet of 50 Audi e-tron cars for the annual meeting in 2019. The all-electric cars are fully powered by green electricity. And with… more
  • DENSO Automotive Technical Academy Expands Aftermarket Training Program
    Jan 24, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    DENSO Automotive Technical Academy Expands…

    Wide selection of training classes includes four new specialized courses DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., has added four new training classes to its wide selection of… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 22 January 2019
    Jan 24, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 22 January 2019

    MasterTips: Deactivating lane departure assist Why do some drivers turn off their safety technology such as lane departure assist? Is it possible it is more of a hindrance than a help? MasterTest: Does SUPADRY really work? Bike enthusiast, Derek… more
  • CAPAS 2019 returns and continues to serve as a centralised platform for Southwest China’s automotive industry
    Jan 24, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    CAPAS 2019 returns and continues to serve as…

    The sixth edition of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS), will take place from 23 – 25 May 2019 at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center. With Sichuan… more
  • Should there be an old age driving limit?
    Jan 23, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Should there be an old age driving limit?

    97-year-old Prince Phillip dominated the news when he overturned his car close to the Sandringham estate last week. The Prince walked away unscathed but two people in the other vehicle were injured. The incident has sparked a global debate about… more
  • Bridgestone Launches BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 Sports Radial Motorcycle Tyres
    Jan 23, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Bridgestone Launches BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22…

    Bridgestone’s premier tyre for the modern street sport bike rider with uncompromising performance - Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) announced the launch of the BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22, a new sports radial motorcycle tyre for street use that… more
  • Peter Mountford, who was recently named the 2018 All Africa Business Leader of the Year at the All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA™) Grand Finale.
    Jan 23, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Super Group CEO named All Africa Business…

    In less than 10 years, Super Group’s market cap grew by R14.65 billion, increased revenue by 250% and operating profit by 185% Super Group, a leading transport logistics and mobility group, is a real South African business success story having… more
  • Another year, another phony Oxfam “Inequality” Report
    Jan 23, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Another year, another phony Oxfam…

    Oxfam should be renamed Oxscam as they peddle failed ideological propaganda and promote policies that, contrary to their stated goals, maximise poverty and inequality and minimise prosperity. Their hatred of prosperity and obsession with wealth and… more
  • New Renault TWINGO: More fun, more sophisticated than ever
    Jan 23, 2019 Motoring

    New Renault TWINGO: More fun, more…

    More sophisticated while still fun and agile, New TWINGO has been revamped and is sporting a new look with the C-Shape LED! Both inside and outside, it comes with new customising options. It also features the latest connectivity innovations with the… more
  • Updated BMW Model Range Price List
    Jan 22, 2019 Motoring

    Updated BMW Model Range Price List

    Please find below the updated BMW Model Range Price List as at January 2019. Download more
  • The World Will Gather at Air Cargo Africa 2019
    Jan 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The World Will Gather at Air Cargo Africa…

    Where: Emperor's Palace Convention Resort When: 19-21 February 2019 A promising global rendezvous in Africa: An absorbing and exciting frontier for new opportunities AIR CARGO AFRICA 2019 is the mega event set for 19-21 February at Emperor's Palace… more
  • Getting your car ‘sale ready’
    Jan 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Getting your car ‘sale ready’

    To get the best price for your vehicle in an online sale, Head of Key Accounts for Gumtree SA, Jeff Osbourne says it’s worth investing some time and money in preparing the vehicle properly. “Just as everyone who is selling a property spruces up the… more
  • Dakar Rally podium finish for Team De Rooy with all four trucks in the top ten on Goodyear truck tyres
    Jan 22, 2019 Motorsport

    Standard Goodyear truck tyres beat the sands…

    Gerard De Rooy took 3rd place in the Truck Class of the 2019 Dakar Rally with all four of the Petronas Team De Rooy Ivecos finishing in the Top 10 on standard Goodyear Offroad ORD tyres. Petronas Team De Rooy was the only team to see all its trucks… more
  • The toolbox features spanners, screwdrivers, an electric current testing pen, pliers, punches, files, a hacksaw with spare blades, and a large hammer, all contained in a compact and sturdy case that can fit comfortably behind the seat of any bakkie.
    Jan 21, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    BI, Gondolier collaborate on Jonnesway…

    Such is the relationship between leading distributor Bearings International (BI) and Gondolier, importer of Jonnesway Professional Tools, that the two companies have collaborated on a toolbox aimed at the specific requirements of the agricultural… more
  • Hyundai Kona wins yet another international award
    Jan 21, 2019 Motoring

    Hyundai Kona wins yet another international…

    The Hyundai Kona and Kona Electric CUV models were together named the winner of the 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year by the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year automotive media jury. This is the first time that a Hyundai… more
  • A dazzling performance: this well-versed team was able to achieve paving rates of 400 to 500m in 12-hour shift operation. “For us, the reliability, cost-efficiency and precision of Wirtgen are the decisive factors.” Mirko Pokrajcic, Managing Director, BT Beton-Technik GmbH
    Jan 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    TCM 180i: The exquisite technician

    When placing dual-layer concrete on the A7, the Wirtgen paving train – comprising 2 SP 1500 slipform pavers and the TCM 180i texture curing machine – is the key player. The A7 is being widened between Hamburg and Bordesholm from four lanes to six,… more
  • Jeep® Wrangler receives special honour in '4X4 of the Year' Awards
    Jan 21, 2019 Motoring

    Jeep® Wrangler receives special honour in…

    The legendary Jeep Wrangler continues to demonstrate its award-winning credentials after winning the UK's 4x4 Magazine Special Off-Road Award in the magazine's 4x4 of the Year honours. The recognition comes after the specialist off-road driving… more
  • Mahindra's focus on becoming a truly South African brand pays dividends
    Jan 21, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mahindra's focus on becoming a truly South…

    New sales record for December and FY 2018 Company confirmed as one of the fastest growing brands in South Africa Mahindra South Africa capped its best year yet with its highest monthly sales ever in December, including a new sales record for the… more
  • WORLDWIDE SALES RESULTS 2018: Groupe Renault sales reached 3.9 million vehicles, up 3.2% with Jinbei and Huasong
    Jan 21, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    WORLDWIDE SALES RESULTS 2018: Groupe Renault…

    Groupe Renault sales increased by 3.2% while integrating the Jinbei and Huasong brands since January 1, 2018. At 2017 scope, Groupe Renault volumes declined by 1.2% in a world market down 0.3%. In Europe, sales were stable (+0.5%). The Group is… more
  • Honeywell Announces Garrett as Company Name
    Jan 21, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Honeywell Announces Garrett as Company Name

    Honeywell Announces Garrett as Company Name for Transportation Systems Business After Spin-Off, and it will now be known as Garrett. SNAPSHOT Olivier RabillerPresident & CEOOlivier Rabiller directs global corporate strategy as the head of Garrett’s… more
  • Leading in China, Aiming for the world!
    Jan 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Leading in China, Aiming for the world!

    HAVAL global cumulative sales have exceeded 5 Million units. On January 13, with the theme of "Leading in China, Aiming for the world", the HAVAL Global 5-million-sales Celebration Ceremony and Global Strategic Conference was held at the HAVAL R&D… more
  • Sheldon van der Linde completes 2019 BMW DTM driver line-up as the first South African in the DTM.
    Jan 18, 2019 Motorsport

    Sheldon van der Linde completes 2019 BMW DTM…

    Sheldon van der Linde (RSA) will make his DTM debut with BMW Motorsport in 2019, completing the BMW driver line-up. He will be 19 years and 356 days old when the season gets underway at Hockenheim on 5th May 2019, just 45 days older than BMW works… more
  • SAICA advises SGBs: Don't appoint an auditor before reading this
    Jan 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    SAICA advises SGBs: Don't appoint an auditor…

    There is confusion around who can audit financial statements of a public school and what kind of engagement they must perform. The South African Schools Act (SASA) requires that the governing body of a public school must appoint a person registered… more
  • C-Class reigns supreme! Top 10 most searched for vehicles in South Africa
    Jan 18, 2019 Motoring

    C-Class reigns supreme! Top 10 most searched…

    The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has soared to the top of the vehicle pops, beating the BMW 3 Series which falls in to fourth spot. While this is undoubtedly interesting, the second and third most wanted vehicles – the Toyota Hilux and Volkswagen Polo –… more
  • The internal combustion engine counterbalanced truck S25 of the Clark S-Series qualified for the finals of the IFOY Awards 2019 in the
    Jan 18, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Clark S-Series is nominated for the IFOY…

    The finalists for this year's IFOY Award (International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year) have been selected. Among them is Clark Europe with a forklift of the S-Series. The internal combustion engine counterbalanced truck S25 qualified… more
  • Rockwell Automation technologies optimise tyre processing plant
    Jan 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Rockwell Automation technologies optimise…

    Rockwell Automation PowerFlex Drives and Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture help tyre and rubber manufacturer optimise two plant processes. Rockwell Automation Sub-Saharan Africa’s Gauteng-based systems and solutions (SSB) team executed two… more
  • Another year of awful festive road death fatalities
    Jan 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Another year of awful festive road death…

    Automobile Association says road deaths are a national crisis The grim festive season road fatality statistics are a national disaster and a sad indictment of the total disregard road users have for their own and other peoples’ lives on our… more
  • Dakar Rally 2019 – Second place for Nani Roma
    Jan 18, 2019 Motorsport

    Dakar Rally 2019 – Second place for Nani Roma

    Six MINI crews complete Dakar 2019 – five inside the top ten. MINI John Cooper Works Rally crew of Joan ‘Nani’ Roma and co-driver Tom Colsoul secure second place overall. Carlos Sainz in a MINI John Cooper Works Buggy wins the closing stage of… more
  • Gilbert rides Husqvarna into Dakar top 20
    Jan 18, 2019 Motorsport

    Gilbert rides Husqvarna into Dakar top 20

    Multiple former South African Cross Country Moto champion and Dakar debutant, Pretoria’s Kenny Gilbert has ridden his Husqvarna to nineteenth overall and second among the epic race’s two-wheeler rookies. Gilbert was ecstatic with his first result in… more
  • Historic win for local team as SA bikers take rookie 1-2
    Jan 18, 2019 Motorsport

    Historic win for local team as SA bikers…

    This Dakar Race Report is brought to you by Husqvarna Motorcycles SA, Shameer Variawa Racing and Red Lined Motoring Adventures. Qatari Nasser Al Attiyah has won the 2019 Dakar Rally driving a South African-built Gazoo Racing Toyota Hilux, while two… more
  • Autoboys brings world’s best windshield repair tool to SA
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Autoboys brings world’s best windshield…

    Auto glass and parts specialists Autoboys has become the sole distributor of GlasWeld’s ProVac Zoom in South Africa, a development that brings the world’s fastest and best windshield repair tool into the country for the first time. The ProVac Zoom… more
  • Informal motor businesses get a boost
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Informal motor businesses get a boost

    Around 60 informal businesses in the motor sector will be exposed to training and mentoring with the aim to become formal, accredited businesses in three years. This is the latest transformation project spearheaded by the Retail Motor Industry… more
  • Dakar Rally 2019 – Stage 09, Pisco - Pisco
    Jan 17, 2019 Motorsport

    Dakar Rally 2019 – Stage 09, Pisco - Pisco

    MINI John Cooper Works Rally crew Joan ‘Nani’ Roma / Alex Haro complete Stage 9 in second to maintain second in the overall ranking. Five MINI crews finish inside the top ten. Stéphane Peterhansel retires from Stage 9 due to racing incident. The… more
  • Want a second-hand car but short on cash?
    Jan 17, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Want a second-hand car but short on cash?

    You may be considering buying a second-hand car this year. But with the economy as it is and the cost of living rising, you need to look into car financing options. But where to start? “Traditionally, South Africans have leaned towards bank… more
  • Hailstorm leaves motorists diving for cover
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Hailstorm leaves motorists diving for cover

    This week Johannesburg motorists experienced a devastating hailstorm leaving many unsuspecting vehicle owners diving for cover under highway bridges, roadside trees or speeding toward their nearest garage. Many of those unlucky motorists who were… more
  • ZF Aftermarket Expands TRW Corner Module Coverage Product Line Coverage to an Additional 269 Million Vehicles
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Expands TRW Corner Module…

    TRW adds an additional 214 SKUs to its Branded Corner Module product ranges in the fourth quarter, rounding out 2018 with over 670 new parts added in total 2018 range extensions further expand TRW’s line of OE-quality products for braking, steering… more
  • Conventional small
    Jan 17, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Conventional small "Bakkie" or pick-up VS.…

    South Africa has traditionally been 'bakkie crazy' - and many of us grew up with some or the other 'bakkie' in the driveway. Many businesses requiring a versatile workhorse or delivery vehicle, would own a sub-one tonner 'bakkie' or two as part of… more
  • National minimum wage bill exemption regulations
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    National minimum wage bill exemption…

    Dear NEASA employer The Minister of Labour has promulgated the regulations pertaining to applications for exemptions from the National Minimum Wage. Employers may apply for an exemption, through an online system, of a maximum of 10% of the current… more
  • Alliance Ventures invests in Tekion, the next-gen digital cloud platform for automotive retail
    Jan 17, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Alliance Ventures invests in Tekion, the…

    Investment in US provider of dealership software systems marks a new commitment for digital consumer experience in first year of corporate venture capital fund. Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has… more
  • Women in tech: the female CEOs leading the way
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Women in tech: the female CEOs leading the…

    We have analysed all of the Fortune 500 female CEOs to find out what it takes to be a successful woman in some of the biggest companies in the world. From their education to how old they were when they became CEO, we reveal the characteristics of… more
  • Panda Cross wins the Crossover category at the 4X4 Magazine
    Jan 17, 2019 Motoring

    Panda Cross wins the Crossover category at…

    Crossover category win for Panda Cross at the 4x4 Magazine Awards for the second year in a row. Fiat Panda Cross has been praised by a panel of 4x4 experts for its engines, off-road capability and entertaining drive. The Fiat Panda Cross has once… more
  • BASF co-founds global Alliance to End Plastic Waste
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    BASF co-founds global Alliance to End…

    Nearly 30 companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain commit over $1.0 billion to help end plastic waste in the environment BASF supports the Alliance to End Plastic Waste to drive solutions that help to solve the world’s plastic… more
  • The new BMW 7 Series
    Jan 17, 2019 Motoring

    The new BMW 7 Series

    World premiere for the new BMW 7 Series: Premium carmaker BMW sharpens the profile of its flagship luxury-class models. New exterior design exudes significantly greater presence and elegant precision. New interior appointments create refined,… more
  • Richard Green,  National Director of SAMBRA
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ensuring sustainability in motor body repairs

    Members of The South African Motor Body Repairer’s (SAMBRA), a constituent association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) and their short-term motor insurer business partners in South Africa, two umbilically- linked industries, face an… more
  • Afro-socialists are the cause of black poverty
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Afro-socialists are the cause of black…

    “Black man, you are on your own.” – S Biko What did Biko mean when he said this? Did he mean that putting people with a black skin colour in power would automatically solve all our problems? I look around this continent and although I see black… more
  • The MINI 60 Years Edition.
    Jan 17, 2019 Motoring

    The MINI 60 Years Edition

    MINI celebrates the brand’s 60th anniversary with an exclusive design model Specific design features for the exterior and interior emphasise the authentic background and agile character of the original in the small car segment Special edition as… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 15 January 2019
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 15 January 2019

    MasterTips: Three factors driving fleets Safety, sustainability and fuel-efficiency are the three factors that create synergy within your fleet. MasterTest: Sam says it’s litres ahead The Suzuki Swift is a worthy contender in the compact car… more
  • Five top auto tech trends for 2019
    Jan 17, 2019 Motoring

    Five top auto tech trends for 2019

    By Jeff Osborne, Head of Key Accounts Gumtree SA. Cars and technology go together so much these days that the high profile Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas in January, was recently named one of the top ten auto shows in the USA. Many of… more
  • Volvo Cars SUV line-up helps them celebrate successes in 2018
    Jan 17, 2019 Motoring

    Volvo Cars SUV line-up helps them celebrate…

    Volvo enjoys local and global sales success The company bags numerous awards The XC40 is named 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year finalist Volvo Cars had nothing short of an exceptional 2018! The company clocked up record sales both here… more
  • George Old Car Show 9 – 10 February 2019 - Sell your old car
    Jan 17, 2019 Motoring

    George Old Car Show 9 – 10 February 2019 -…

    The 23rd George Old Car Show, driven by Oakhurst Insurance Company, will take place on 9 – 10 February 2019 for the last time on the premises of PW Botha collage. The show will move to Glenwood House Private School in 2020. This year’s Show will… more
  • Automotive Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR) 2019 expands on special zones and introduces first ever German Pavilion
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automotive Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR)…

    The latest edition of Automotive Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR) will take place from 21 – 24 March 2019 in Beijing’s New China International Exhibition Centre. As one of Asia’s leading repair and maintenance trade shows, the fair has expanded… more
  • ZF Aftermarket Announces Mark Cali as Head of Independent Aftermarket for United States & Canada
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Announces Mark Cali as Head…

    ZF Aftermarket announces the appointment of Mark Cali to Head of the Independent Aftermarket for the United States and Canada. Cali will be responsible for growing the aftermarket sales and expanding product distribution throughout the region. He… more
  • #VWDriveDry is committed to driving pledges despite controversy
    Jan 17, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    #VWDriveDry is committed to driving pledges…

    While some have shared their outrage and others have shared their support for the #VWDriveDry campaign, Volkswagen and Drive Dry are asking the public who 'will share their pledge?' The #VWDriveDry campaign has been trending in the media and on… more
  • Dakar Rally 2019 – Stage 08, San Juan de Marcona - Pisco
    Jan 17, 2019 Motorsport

    Dakar Rally 2019 – Stage 08, San Juan de…

    MINI John Cooper Works Rally crew of Joan ‘Nani’ Roma / Alex Haro move up to second in the overall ranking. Four MINI crews complete Stage 8 inside the top ten. Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski / Tom Colsoul finish third in stage. Stage 8 was also known as… more
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa leads the local passenger car market for the 8th consecutive year
    Jan 16, 2019 Motoring

    Volkswagen Group South Africa leads the…

    Volkswagen brand topped the South African passenger car market with a 19.8% market share Polo Vivo and Polo continued to be South Africa's best-selling passenger cars Audi achieved 17% market share in the premium segment Volkswagen Group South… more
  • Fuel price set for further drops
    Jan 16, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fuel price set for further drops

    Further reductions in the fuel price are on the horizon at the end of January. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. "Although the… more
  • MAHLE Brexit reminder
    Jan 16, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MAHLE Brexit reminder

    Dear Madam or Sir, With the Brexit, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union by 29th March 2019 at the latest. As of today, a "no deal I hard Brexit" scenario (a withdrawal of United Kingdom from the European Union without any agreement on… more
  • Heatwave hits – how to stop your car overheating
    Jan 16, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Heatwave hits – how to stop your car…

    This summer has been one of the hottest ever experienced in many parts of the country with temperatures often about 30 degrees. With temperatures this high, it’s inevitable that many of us will have to deal with a car overheating. “While it is rare… more
  • The NSK load detection device can wirelessly transmit the cargo weight to an on-board system or mobile phone
    Jan 16, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    NSK develops world´s first hydraulic load…

    In a world-first, NSK has developed a load detection device that prevents the overloading of commercial vehicles and improves safety. Offering easy fitment to the suspension of vans, light trucks and other commercial vehicles, the device enables… more
  • Hyundai Reveals New Technology to Assist Hearing-Impaired Drivers
    Jan 16, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Hyundai Reveals New Technology to Assist…

    Innovative technology translates sounds into visual and touch-based signals for drivers Uses artificial intelligence to analyze noise outside the car, also collects vehicle sensor data Information relayed via pictograms on the head-up display and… more
  • Ctrack launches ultra compact tracking devices
    Jan 16, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ctrack launches ultra compact tracking…

    Leading vehicle tracking and telematics provider, Ctrack, has launched its BX500 and BX600 range of wireless, ultra-compact GPS tracking devices. Ideal for use in cars, trucks and motorbikes, quads, golf carts, delivery vans and generators, the new… more
  • Jason Cleghorn to head up Marketing & Product at FCA SA
    Jan 16, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Jason Cleghorn to head up Marketing &…

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) South Africa is proud to announce the appointment of Jason Cleghorn as the new Head of Marketing and Product across the Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Fiat, Abath and Fiat Professional Brands. Cleghorn joins FCA from Maserati… more
  • How to protect your car battery from high temperatures
    Jan 16, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    How to protect your car battery from high…

    Summer is in the air and if you’re planning on getting some sun, it’s important to remember that your car battery doesn’t share your love for the heat. While extreme cold temperatures are known to reduce engine starting performance, sweltering… more
  • Tata on the up
    Jan 16, 2019 Motoring

    Tata on the up

    Recent improvements to dealer, parts and service networks – with a view to maximising vehicle uptime – have contributed to increased sales this year for Tata and Daewoo trucks, says Len Brand, CEO of Tata Africa Holdings Limited. Vehicle uptime is a… more
  • International Passion for Speed events at Zwartkops set to excite
    Jan 16, 2019 Motorsport

    International Passion for Speed events at…

    More information has become available about this year's Passion for Speed motorsport extravaganza at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria on February 1, 2 and 3. The international event, to be held for the 18th time, will highlight four periods of… more
  • 2019 SACCS calendar
    Jan 16, 2019 Motorsport

    2019 SACCS calendar

    Mpumalanga 400 will set the ball rolling in 2019 Cross Country motor racing championship The 2018 Award winning Mpumalanga 400 hosted in the tourist mecca of Dullstroom for the first time last year will again set the ball rolling when the 2019 South… more
  • Another good day at the Dakar for Kenny
    Jan 16, 2019 Motorsport

    Another good day at the Dakar for Kenny

    South African two-wheel Dakar Star Kenny Gilbert was in his stride through the 2019 Dakar Rally’s 359km Day 8 jaunt over the dunes around the Peruvian town of Pisco. The start was foggy, but the temperature soon rose to 40°C as Pretoria rider… more
  • Al Attiyah leads by 46 minutes; 2 days to race
    Jan 16, 2019 Motorsport

    Al Attiyah leads by 46 minutes; 2 days to…

    This Dakar Race Report is brought to you by Husqvarna Motorcycles SA, Shameer Variawa Racing and Red Lined Motoring Adventures. Tuesday’s eighth of ten Dakar 2019 stages ran up Peru’s desert coast from San Juan de Marcona to Pisco as the race headed… more
  • Fifth in Dakar class for Variawa, Bodhanya
    Jan 15, 2019 Motorsport

    Fifth in Dakar class for Variawa, Bodhanya

    South Africa's Dakar Rally rookie heroes Shameer Variawa and Zaheer Bodhanya enjoyed their first relatively clean day of the race as they powered home fifth in class on Monday’s stage 7 jaunt around the dunes of San Juan de Marcona. It was not all… more
  • India’s leading aftermarket trade fair is only a month away. Register now.
    Jan 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    India’s leading aftermarket trade fair is…

    Put your business in the fast lane with ACMA Automechanika New Delhi The countdown to the 4th edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi (14-17 February 2019) has already began. The trade fair will allow you to directly connect with over 580 companies… more
  • Bold campaign encourages South Africans to drive dry
    Jan 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Bold campaign encourages South Africans to…

    As a first of its kind, the ground-breaking campaign partnered with Drive Dry and South African hip-hop artist, Nomuzi Mabena to combat drinking and driving behaviours Volkswagen in partnership with Drive Dry is urging South Africans to celebrate… more
  • Co-founders William Miller & Renaldo de Jager
    Jan 15, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    What is your car worth?

    There are many factors that determine the value of a vehicle. If you’re wondering what your car is worth, there is no one answer that could apply to every vehicle. Even if you’re looking at 10 vehicles of the exact same make and model, there are… more
  • Fidelity SecureDrive hits the fleet market offering a safer, smarter and more connected fleet experience
    Jan 15, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Fidelity SecureDrive hits the fleet market…

    Fidelity SecureDrive, the latest offering from Fidelity Security, is set to cause waves in the vehicle tracking and telematics market. Wahl Bartmann, Group CEO of Fidelity Security, says moving into this segment made perfect sense for Fidelity -… more
  • 522 kW Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: The Most Powerful and Quickest SUV Ever
    Jan 15, 2019 Motoring

    522 kW Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: The…

    Most powerful SUV ever: Supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine delivers 522 kW and 875 Nm of torque Quickest production SUV ever: 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds, quarter mile in 11.6 seconds and top speed of 290 km/h Upgraded TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic… more
  • Continental Pioneers Tire Tests With Self-Driving Test Vehicles
    Jan 15, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Continental Pioneers Tire Tests With…

    Any tire test track can now be driven without a driver Automation allows for improved processes and more conclusive results Driverless tire tests based on prototypes of Continental's automated Cruising Chauffeur Continental Executive Board member… more
  • Cat and mouse with three days to go
    Jan 15, 2019 Motorsport

    Dakar - Cat and mouse with three days to go

    This Dakar Race Report is brought to you by Husqvarna Motorcycles SA, Shameer Variawa Racing and Red Lined Motoring Adventures. Monday’s seventh Dakar Rally stage comprised a 323km jaunt across the dunes around San Juan de Marcona already carved up… more
  • BMW Group remains world’s leading premium automotive company in 2018
    Jan 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    BMW Group remains world’s leading premium…

    Eighth consecutive year of record sales Best-ever sales figures for BMW, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad BMW sales up 1.8%: 2,125,026 sold worldwide More than 140,000 electrified vehicles delivered worldwide Sales surge at BMW M GmbH: more than 100,000… more
  • NAACAM Show 2019: Foreign investors, technology transfer partners and international buyers nomination
    Jan 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Foreign investors,…

    Technology transfer, foreign direct investment and increased exports are critical to stimulating the growth of the local automotive sector and achieving the objectives of the SA Automotive Masterplan (SAAM). The NAACAM Show 2019, therefore, intends… more
  • Check out your new year gift, AMR 2019 pre-registration
    Jan 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Check out your new year gift, AMR 2019…

    Pre-register and get exclusive gifts Are you ready to discover a whole series of automotive aftermarket innovations and take advantage of networking opportunities and free seminars? AMR 2019 is the place to make this all happen. Save the date and… more
  • Day 6: The official rest day and halfway point of Dakar 2019.
    Jan 14, 2019 Motorsport

    Day 6: The official rest day and halfway…

    Stéphane Peterhansel and his MINI John Cooper Works Buggy retain second place overall after Stage 5. Six MINI crews finish Stage 5 before Dakar officials stop the race due to severe fog. Five MINI crews inside the top ten after first five stages of… more
  • Shameer, Zaheer ready to race to finish
    Jan 14, 2019 Motorsport

    Shameer, Zaheer ready to race to finish

    Shameer, Zaheer ready to race to finish South Africa’s Dakar Rally rookie heroes Shameer Variawa and Zaheer Bodhanya are still in the race in spite of a chaotic second half of the marathon stage on Friday. The SVR Red Lined Nissan Navara duo was one… more
  • Partinform Kimberley
    Jan 14, 2019 Partinform

    Partinform Kimberley

    By Austin Gamble Striking it Lucky at the Horseshoe Inn I may be digging myself a big hole, but I do believe that the final Partinform show for 2018, held at the Horseshoe Inn in Kimberley on 10 October 2018, was the most vibrant of the year The… more
  • Partinform Richards Bay
    Jan 14, 2019 Partinform

    Partinform Richards Bay

    Taking Nuggets of Knowledge to Northern KwaZulu-Natal The Automotive Components Trade Show, popularly known as Partinform, made its way to the northern KwaZulu-Natal town of Richards Bay on 20 June 2018. Held at the Richards Bay Country Club in the… more
  • Partinform Polokwane
    Jan 14, 2019 Partinform

    Partinform Polokwane

    By Austin Gamble Partinform Punts Safety and High Quality Quality branded automotive components equates to roadworthy cars and roadworthy cars equate to road safety, and thus it was appropriate that the Partinform Automotive Components Trade Show… more
  • Partinform Rustenburg
    Jan 14, 2019 Partinform

    Partinform Rustenburg

    By Austin Gamble Partinform Goes Platinum During the week that South African athletes were harvesting gold, silver and bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games, the Partinform Automotive Components Trade Show was going platinum at the Heuwelzicht… more
  • Bethlehem on the Rise
    Jan 14, 2019 Partinform

    Bethlehem on the Rise

    Bethlehem is a fast growing town in the eastern Free State province of South Africa, and thus served as a good place for the Partinform roadshow to kick-off off its 2018 calendar Serving as a focal point in a big wheat growing area, and named after… more
  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 2
    Jan 11, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 2

    SEMA Report: Almost Half of Modern Musclecars Are Modified Did you know that 44% of modern musclecar owners have accessorized their cars? Drivers of ’10-and-newer Mustangs, Camaros and Challengers are passionate about their vehicles: 68% say their… more
  • Communication following the release of allegations against Ms. Mouna Sepehri by Reuters news agency
    Jan 11, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Communication following the release of…

    Reuters News Agency has divulged personal data relating to Ms. Mouna Sepehri, Executive Vice President, Office of the CEO of Groupe Renault. Groupe Renault wishes to reiterate that: The latest update on the ongoing review process relating to the… more
  • Dakar dice of the giants
    Jan 11, 2019 Motorsport

    Dakar dice of the giants

    Attiyah, Peterhansel & Loeb fight it out Thursday's fourth stage Dakar race was always going to be one of cat and mouse with the 405km stage being the first half of the 2-day marathon stage with no service assistance at the split bivouacs for cars… more
  • FLIR Launches Second Generation Thermal Camera for Self-Driving Cars and New Thermal Handheld for Automotive Repair
    Jan 11, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    FLIR Launches Second Generation Thermal…

    Company Unveils Self-Driving Test Vehicle Featuring Automatic Emergency Breaking Enabled by Thermal Cameras FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced two thermal imaging cameras for the automotive industry, its next-generation thermal vision… more
  • BMW Group delivers over 140,000 electrified vehicles in 2018
    Jan 11, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group delivers over 140,000 electrified…

    Electrified vehicles sales up 38.4% year-on-year BMW Group European market leader in electromobility Krüger: Once again, we’ve achieved our ambitious target Company set to continue leading role in technology innovation 500,000 BMW Group e-vehicles… more
  • Bryden Morton, B.Com (Hons) Economics, Executive Director
    Jan 11, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Looking Back on 2018 through the Eyes of the…

    As we sit at our desks and get ready for the year ahead it is important to reflect on the year that was - were we as South Africans better or worse off in 2018. This can be a monumental task given the wealth of data that is available in the economy.… more
  • Hyundai’s Walking Car Concept is a Highlight of CES 2019
    Jan 11, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Hyundai’s Walking Car Concept is a Highlight…

    Elevate concept is designed as the world’s first Ultimate Mobility Vehicle Combines EV technology with robotics to drive, walk or climb over obstacles Part of Hyundai’s future mobility roadmap to create freedom in mobility Hyundai’s Elevate ‘walking… more
  • InspectaCar Introduces Important Life-Saving Initiative
    Jan 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    InspectaCar Introduces Important Life-Saving…

    According to research carried out by the American Automobile Association, safety belts and child car seats are the most effective devices in preventing serious injuries and deaths in vehicle crashes. The research goes on to state that seat belts and… more
  • Boycott South African Airways. Here’s why
    Jan 10, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Boycott South African Airways. Here’s why

    It is your patriotic duty to do so. If you are unpatriotic, it is your ethical duty. If you are unethical, it is your familial duty. If you have no family, it is your selfish duty. If you are a selfless hermit, fly SAA. Boycott SAA because it wastes… more
  • Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition to Premiere at Chicago Auto Show
    Jan 10, 2019 Motoring

    Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition to…

    Mazda Motor Corporation announced that it will showcase the world premiere of the Mazda MX-5 Roadster 30th Anniversary Edition at the Chicago Auto Show, open to the public February 9th to 18th 2019. Press days being the 7th and 8th February. The… more
  • Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Named FOUR WHEELER
    Jan 10, 2019 Motoring

    Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Named FOUR WHEELER…

    Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon recognized with esteemed award from leading off-road enthusiast publication FOUR WHEELER judges evaluated new models from several manufacturers to determine the Jeep Wrangler as "2019 SUV of the Year" Wrangler Rubicon models… more
  • Right to compensation central to protecting human rights
    Jan 10, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Right to compensation central to protecting…

    Government’s push to water down the constitutional protection for property rights in South Africa by amending the Constitution should shock everyone of whatever race or socio-economic background. Every South African who owns property will be in… more
  • Mazda Develops World's First Cold-Stamped Parts Using 1,310 MPa-Class High-Strength Steel
    Jan 10, 2019 Motoring

    Mazda Develops World's First Cold-Stamped…

    To be applied across the lineup starting from the all-new Mazda3, which the Southern Africa market can expect in the second half of 2019. Mazda Motor Corporation, working separately with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation and JFE Steel… more
  • Dakar Day 3 - Drama all-round on wild Wednesday
    Jan 10, 2019 Motorsport

    Dakar Day 3 - Drama all-round on wild…

    This Dakar Day 3 Report is brought to you by Husqvarna Motorcycles SA, Shameer Variawa Racing and Red Lined Motoring Adventures. Wednesday's 331km Dakar stage run through the arid wastes between San Juan de Marcona and Arequipa proved decisive as it… more
  • Mopar Joins the eCommerce World
    Jan 09, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mopar Joins the eCommerce World

    The brand dedicated to service, spare parts and customer care for FCA vehicles will be selling its products online on Amazon Marketplace. Mopar will be the first Automaker in Italy to sell its products through this platform. It is a new way to… more
  • Darlene Menzies, CEO of finfind
    Jan 09, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    If SMMEs are key to economic growth, why are…

    While the failure rate of small businesses in the country is high, they remain the backbone of the economy, providing the majority of the job opportunities and contributing significantly to GDP. With the recent announcement of government job cuts… more
  • THE TIRE COLOGNE: Starting signal for the second round
    Jan 09, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    THE TIRE COLOGNE: Starting signal for the…

    You can still book the "early bird offer" until 31 January 2019 and profit Only a good seven months have passed since the successful premiere of THE TIRE COLOGNE, but Koelnmesse and the German tire retailers and vulcanisation trade association (BRV)… more
  • 40 Days to go until Africa Energy Indaba!
    Jan 09, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    40 Days to go until Africa Energy Indaba!

    Kick off the New Year by registering to join the leading energy conference in Africa! Attend the main 2-day conference, or register for any of the fantastic side event conferences which are affiliated with the event. 2-Day Africa Energy Indaba… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 08 January 2019
    Jan 09, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 08 January 2019

    MasterTips: Tips for solo drivingWhen we think of road trips we often think of cars full of people but often solo drivers make long distance trips on their own or as the only driver in the car. Solo drivers also face a few more challenges without… more
  • NAAMSA comment on the December 2018 monthly sales, calendar 2018 new vehicle sales statistics and prospects for 2019
    Jan 08, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the December 2018 monthly…

    1. BRIEF COMMENT ON DECEMBER, 2018 SALES Industry domestic sales ended 2018 on a weak note with aggregate industry new vehicle sales for December, 2018 at 39 984 units recording a decline of 767 vehicles or a fall of 1.9% compared to the total new… more
  • CES 2019 - Continental’s Vision: Seamless Mobility Combines Autonomous Shuttles and Delivery Robots
    Jan 08, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    CES 2019 - Continental’s Vision: Seamless…

    At CES 2019, Continental will demonstrate a seamless approach to goods delivery with the help of delivery robots and driverless vehicles This holistic delivery concept increases availability, efficiency and safety in the goods and parcel delivery… more
  • McLaren Automotive announces record global sales
    Jan 08, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    McLaren Automotive announces record global…

    Global sales of 4,806 cars in 2018, up 43.9% compared to 2017 North America continues to be largest market plus 49.2% year-on-year UK ‘home’ market growth Bespoke division, MSO, triples order book in one year Global sales for McLaren Automotive, the… more
  • Sales of Steel Automotive Piston Rings to Increase on Account of Growing Demand for Lightweight Components
    Jan 08, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sales of Steel Automotive Piston Rings to…

    Persistence Market Research has conducted deep research on the Automotive Piston Rings market and collected key information through primary and secondary research. The report, “Automotive Piston Rings Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013–2018 and… more
  • Vulnerabilities in connected electric car chargers could damage home networks
    Jan 08, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Vulnerabilities in connected electric car…

    While modern electric vehicles are tested constantly for vulnerabilities, some of their essential accessories, such as the battery chargers, often remain neglected. Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered that electric vehicle (EV) chargers supplied… more
  • A guide to buying varsity student cars
    Jan 08, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    A guide to buying varsity student cars

    Around 200,000 young South Africans are starting university in 2019 and many of them are on the hunt for a car to get them around. Nunben Dixon, Head of Operations: Gumtree Auto, offers six clear pieces of advice for students (and their parents) who… more
  • Thule Gives The Jimny More Room To Manoeuvre
    Jan 08, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Thule Gives The Jimny More Room To Manoeuvre

    Owners of the funky (but very dinky) Suzuki Jimny will be pleased to know that there is a range of Thule products to expand the luggage capacity of South Africa’s cutest 4x4. Launched locally in November, the Jimny has captured the imagination of… more
  • Epic race gets under way in Peru
    Jan 08, 2019 Motorsport

    Epic race gets under way in Peru

    This Dakar Day 1 Report is brought to you by Husqvarna Motorcycles SA, Shameer Variawa Racing and Red Lined Motoring Adventures. 334 machines came under starter’s orders for the 41st Dakar Rally Monday morning in Peru, with a total of 541 crew… more
  • Interview: Stefan Juraschek, Vice President Development Electric-Powertrain.
    Jan 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Interview: Stefan Juraschek, Vice…

    Mr. Juraschek, was BMW slow off the mark with electric mobility? Juraschek: No, absolutely not. The BMW Group actually played a pioneering role with BMW i. Today we are the premium manufacturer offering the widest range of battery electric vehicles… more
  • BMW Group and Daimler AG plan next steps for joint mobility company. Competition authorities approve merger of mobility services.
    Jan 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group and Daimler AG plan next steps for…

    Making personal freedom the focus of sustainable urban mobility. Regulatory approval marks important milestone for joint venture The BMW Group and Daimler AG are planning the next steps for their joint mobility company, following approval by the… more
  • EEMS - the Entertainment and Energy Efficient Motorsport Conference
    Jan 07, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MIA maximises business growth opportunities…

    The Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) offers Autosport International trade visitors a plethora of networking and business growth opportunities International Business Lounge, Entertainment and Energy Efficient Motorsport Conference and Business… more
  • James Peron is the president of the Moorfield Storey Institute and author of several books including Exploding Population Myths and The Liberal Tide.
    Jan 07, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Easing the licensing process will lessen the…

    Michael O’Brien, 17, went in for a driver’s test. The testing official failed him when the fuel light came on 23 minutes after the test started. O’Brien wasn’t happy and filed a complaint. He said it didn’t sound right as the fuel light had nothing… more
  • ACMA Automechanika New Delhi races ahead to create new records
    Jan 07, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    ACMA Automechanika New Delhi races ahead to…

    Leading 580 auto component manufacturers from 13 countries confirmed. Organisers expect another record-breaking opening in 2019 and high engagement with buyers and sellers from across the world. As ACMA Automechanika New Delhi edges closer to its… more
  • Focusing on the customer: the BMW Group’s digital ecosystem. In conversation with Dieter May, Senior Vice President Digital Products and Services
    Jan 07, 2019 Motoring

    Focusing on the customer: the BMW Group’s…

    The digital revolution is of tremendous importance for the automotive industry. The BMW Group was quick to recognise the direction of progress and is fully prepared for the challenge at hand thanks to BMW Connected and its ever-expanding digital… more
  • McLaren Automotive 2019 Driver Development Programme drivers with Mike Flewitt CEO
    Jan 07, 2019 Motorsport

    McLaren Automotive confirms rising British…

    James Dorlin, Jordan Collard and Josh Smith join Lewis Proctor for second year of McLaren Automotive Driver Development Programme (DDP) Programme devised to develop future racing talent in GT racing Drivers assessed via formal interviews, fitness… more
  • Groupe Renault and JMCG announce an agreement in Electric Vehicles in China
    Jan 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault and JMCG announce an…

    Groupe Renault will take a significant stake of JMEV, a Chinese pure EV player, today owned by JMCG. Groupe Renault and JMCG announced an agreement in EV on the fast-growing Chinese market, which represents today 50% of the worldwide EV market.… more
  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 expands on the use of commercial vehicles in Vietnam
    Jan 07, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 expands…

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 will be returning for its third consecutive year from 28 February – 2 March. As the fair’s popularity continues to grow for the region, it expects to host 380 international exhibitors across the automotive service… more
  • Mitsubishi keeps you safe on the road - and in the water
    Jan 04, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mitsubishi keeps you safe on the road - and…

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) and the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) have extended their 18-year partnership into the year-end holiday season with the ultimately dependable fleet of Mitsubishi 4x4 vehicles. "Search and rescue work… more
  • Peru's dune epic starts Monday
    Jan 04, 2019 Motorsport

    Peru's dune epic starts Monday

    This Dakar preview is brought to you by Husqvarna Motorcycles SA, Shameer Variawa Racing and Red Lined Motoring Adventures. It's all systems go for Dakar 2019 as crews gather in Lima in final preparation for the epic ten-day race through the dunes… more
  • Shammer, Zaheer all set for Dakar
    Jan 04, 2019 Motorsport

    Shammer, Zaheer all set for Dakar

    The butterflies are taking flight for Dakar rookies Shameer Variawa and Zaheer Bodhanya, who are in Peru and busy with final preparations for the epic race through the South American dunes in their proudly South African built SVR Red Lined T1 Nissan… more
  • Gilbert all set for Dakar 2019
    Jan 04, 2019 Motorsport

    Gilbert all set for Dakar 2019

    Multiple South African cross country motorcycle racing champion Kenny Gilbert is all set for the biggest race of his life when Dakar 2019 starts in Lima, Peru Monday 7 January. Gilbert, who takes his Dakar leap of faith next week, is already in Peru… more
  • The BMW Group Autonomous Driving Campus: the first 450 days.
    Jan 03, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The BMW Group Autonomous Driving Campus: the…

    Six questions for Elmar Frickenstein, Senior Vice President Automated Driving and Driver Assistance, BMW AG. In September 2017, you and your team moved to the Autonomous Driving Campus in Unterschleissheim. What prompted the BMW Group’s decision to… more
  • NAACAM Show 2019: Profiling Priority Sectors to Unlock Localisation Opportunities
    Jan 03, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Profiling Priority Sectors…

    The recently adopted South African Automotive Masterplan (SAAM) seeks to drive localisation and transformation in the local automotive sector, with the NAACAM Show 2019 positioned to be a key driver of its implementation. We have developed… more
  • Iconic and evocative photographic collection from motorsport images on display at Autosport International
    Jan 03, 2019 Motorsport

    Iconic and evocative photographic collection…

    Motorsport Images showcasing eye-catching prints from LAT Images, Sutton Images, Rainer Schlegelmilch, Ercole Colombo and Giorgio Piola collections at Autosport International Display provides a stunning insight into the history of motorsport through… more
  • Robert Middelman in his lovingly restored EMF
    Jan 03, 2019 Motoring

    Rare gem on show

    The 23rd George Old Car Show, driven by Oakhurst Insurance Company and which will take place on 9 – 10 February 2019, will focus on rare and exotic cars. Robert Middelmann of Botriver owns an Everitt, Metzger and Flanders, or EMF, which was… more
  • Fringe events at Automechanika Kuala Lumpur delve into commercial and passenger vehicle trends
    Jan 03, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fringe events at Automechanika Kuala Lumpur…

    Automechanika Kuala Lumpur will feature multiple fringe events highlighting the potential of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to reduce maintenance costs and improve road safety, show organisers have announced. The trade fair, which is the… more
  • ZF Aftermarket Technical Training Announces Webinar Schedule for First Half of 2019
    Jan 02, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Technical Training Announces…

    Topics covered in webinars include transmission preparation, ADAS and hybrid technologies and transmission diagnostics The ZF Aftermarket Technical Training Department provides webinars in both English and Spanish. ZF Aftermarket announces dates for… more
  • Bruce McLaren’s winning legacy lives on with the ‘720S SPA 68’ three car collection by McLaren special operations
    Jan 02, 2019 Motorsport

    Bruce McLaren’s winning legacy lives on with…

    McLaren Brussels commissions three 720S supercars in MSO Bespoke Anniversary Orange to honour the McLaren’s first Formula 1 Grand Prix victory at Spa Fifty years since Bruce McLaren recorded his team’s first win at the Belgian Grand Prix in 1968… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 31 December 2018
    Jan 02, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 31 December 2018

    MasterTips: Holiday tips for towing Many people are leaving for their end-of-year breaks with trailers and caravans in tow. Effective towing requires additional skills as it affects acceleration, braking and manoeuvrability. It can also have tragic… more
  • By Jeff Osborne, Key Accounts: Gumtree Auto
    Dec 28, 2018 Motoring

    The big S.A. car trends for 2019

    The strong will get stronger. For all the wave of new brands and models which have brightened up the local market in the past two decades, the old favourites continue to be absolutely dominant. And, in an economy which will remain tough for a while… more
  • REGISTER TODAY: Meet the top leaders and best minds of the industry at ACMA Automechanika Seminar 2019
    Dec 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    REGISTER TODAY: Meet the top leaders and…

    As the Indian auto component sector is poised to become globally competitive, it needs to set its priorities and be future ready, on one hand streamlining the huge aftermarket and auto servicing sector to bring it at par with world’s mature and… more
  • New Year’s cheer as fuel price set to drop
    Dec 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Year’s cheer as fuel price set to drop

    2019 will kick off with good news for motorists. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which says that unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund is showing a substantial drop across the board. "Petrol is… more
  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 51
    Dec 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 51

    SEMA Industry Indicators: Pace of U.S. Economic Growth Slowing, But Outlook Remains Positive By Kyle Cheng “Good, but not great” sums up the economic news over the past month. The year closes with solid economic growth—a phenomenal year perhaps,… more
  • It's time to take some time out
    Dec 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    It's time to take some time out

    Introducing the Volkswagen Touareg Sabbatical, a three month time-out with limitless possibilities for one restless spirit. When you're young and free from the constraints of adulting, a 'gap year' can fly by in a haze of sunburnt selfies. But once… more
  • From left, Craig Uren IMSA Executive Officer Sales, Service and Marketing, Michael Sacke, IMSA MD and CEO, Donovan Murry, Bates Shelly Beach technician, Miles Swanepoel, Isuzu Truck Centre Cape Town technician, Wayne Osborne, IMSA General Manager, Training and Organisational Development and Stevan Smith, IMSA Field Service Engineer.
    Dec 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Isuzu truck technicians awarded top 6…

    Isuzu's truck technicians recently held the South African flag high at the Isuzu World Technical Competition, also known as I-1 Grand Prix held in Japan. The team ended in sixth place in the Commercial Vehicle division where they competed against 22… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 24 December 2018
    Dec 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 24 December 2018

    MasterTips: How to drive with badly maintained trucks As many motorists head to holiday destinations in the coming weeks, it’s important to do what they can to be aware of badly maintained trucks and also not endanger themselves or truck drivers… more
  • The end of 2018 Racing towards 2019
    Dec 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The end of 2018 Racing towards 2019

    Dear NEASA member Time flies. When things are easy, you want time to stand still. When things are difficult, you just want time to pass. Time, however, simply presses on - relentlessly. Time is not intimidated; it waits for nothing or nobody. When… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 18 December 2018
    Dec 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 18 December 2018

    MasterTips: Too relaxed for a seatbelt? As many motorists set off for various holiday destinations in December, road safety experts can hope, with all the awareness campaigns circulating, that all passengers in vehicles will buckle up. MasterTest:… more
  • New Aston Martin Vantage GT3 takes first podium in Gulf 12 Hours
    Dec 20, 2018 Motorsport

    New Aston Martin Vantage GT3 takes first…

    Partner team Beechdean AMR secures third in end-of-season enduro Two Vantage GT3s in the top ten and all three make the distance New Vantage GT4 takes pole on its debut and shows class-winning pace Saturday 15 December, Abu Dhabi: Aston Martin’s new… more
  • Porsche duo dominate SA's oldest race
    Dec 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Porsche duo dominate SA's oldest race

    Bigfoot Express Porsche Carrera Cup teammates, Andrew Culbert and Sun Moodley made short work of South Africa's oldest motor race as Culbert stormed to a 31-second Border 100 victory over Moodley at the East London Grand Prix Circuit on Saturday.… more
  • TAKE NOTE EFF and LIKE MINDED
    Dec 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    TAKE NOTE EFF and LIKE MINDED

    What makes you think the country you envision will turn out differently? Just a reminder: Once you've broken it, it is nearly impossible to fix. 12-HOUR WAIT FOR ONE TANK OF FUEL AS ZIMBABWE CRISES DEEPENS Article by Brian Latham (Bloomberg),… more
  • Husqvarna SA star Gilbert set for Peru
    Dec 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Husqvarna SA star Gilbert set for Peru

    As far as racing dreams go, there can be little bigger than racing the Dakar and that is exactly what former triple overall SA Cross Country Motorcycle champion Kenny Gilbert has set out to do. Gilbert ended second in this year’s SA championship by… more
  • Epic 2019 race a true test of the dunes
    Dec 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Epic 2019 race a true test of the dunes

    Preview courtesy of Husqvarna Motorcycles SA, Shameer Variawa Racing and Red Lined Motoring Adventures. While some argue they should call it the Peru, Dakar 2019 is limbering up for a ten-day jaunt around the South American desert territory with… more
  • Variawa, Bodhanya ready for Peru epic
    Dec 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Variawa, Bodhanya ready for Peru epic

    The Dakar is a huge event for South Africans – quite possibly the most anticipated and closest-followed motor race, it captures local imagination like few other motorsport events can. Run in early January every year to satisfy the country’s… more
  • Despite Challenging Economic Conditions, Serious Consumer Credit Delinquency Rates in South Africa Generally Declining
    Dec 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Despite Challenging Economic Conditions,…

    TransUnion South Africa introduces inaugural Industry Insights Report containing latest consumer credit trends Newly released figures show slow or declining new account originations, as both consumers and lenders exercise caution in response to… more
  • AAPEX 2018 Print Advertising Campaign Wins Prestigious Award
    Dec 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Print Advertising Campaign Wins…

    The AAPEX 2018 “It’s What’s Inside” print advertising campaign recently won a prestigious Art of the Show Competition award given by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). The AAPEX print campaign was selected for its… more
  • Ferrari owners kick off the festive season with the annual Shell V-Power SEFAC Experience Day
    Dec 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ferrari owners kick off the festive season…

    This year Shell headlined the Shell V-Power SEFAC Experience day for the second year in a row on Saturday 08 December 2018 at the Kyalami Grand Prix race track. Expertly organised by Southern Equitorial Ferrari Automobili Club (SEFAC) and proudly… more
  • 5 steps for a clean cooling system – MEYLE shows how it’s done!
    Dec 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    5 steps for a clean cooling system – MEYLE…

    Thorough and regular flushing is one of the decisive steps in the maintenance of cooling systems. Contamination, e. g. due to the incorrect use of sealing compound in the cooling system, reduces the cooling capacity in the long run and can lead to… more
  • Richard Green, National Director of the South African Motor Body Repair Association (SAMBRA)
    Dec 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Top tips to avoid getting stuck in the…

    Travelling for the holidays? Well make sure you don’t find yourself stuck in the middle of nowhere by taking note of these five tips from Richard Green, Director of the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), a constituent… more
  • Elaine Jack - CID Manager of Sandton Central
    Dec 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Positive signals: Sandton Central’s roads…

    Sandton Central, South Africa’s business and lifestyle capital, has introduced new initiatives at its traffic signals that improve its streets for pedestrians, including those with impaired vision, and all other road users. Working closely with the… more
  • Signing of the memorandum of agreement - Left to right:  Hon. Molosiwa Molosiwa – Major Selebi Phikwe; Ronald Yane – Chairperson SPEDU Board of Directors; Dr. Mokubung Mokobung – CEO SPEDU; Godimo Garegope – Town Clerk Selebi Phikwe; Greg Higgins – Event Director SACCS; Jackie Meyer – Secretary General BMS. Standing Left to right: Jazanga Vezesa – Director Strategic Projects – SPEDU; Patson Dibotelo – Deputy District Commissioner; James Mathokgwane – Director Community Economic Facilitation – SPEDU  Image: Nadia Jordaan
    Dec 19, 2018 Motorsport

    Official announcement of the new home of the…

    Taking place in the Selebi Phikwe area for the next three years, subject to renewal. Botswana has been home to the Toyota 1000 Desert Race since 1991 traversing thousands of kilometres in several areas including Gaborone, Mantshwabisi, Lentsweletau,… more
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Dec 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Don’t do it! Distracted driving is the true…

    The roads are already filling up as holiday makers head for their December destinations. “Being distracted by driving is one of the major causes of road accidents and we need to be conscious of this,” says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor… more
  • Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is proud to announce the arrival of the 2019 CRF250RX
    Dec 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is proud…

    Model updates: The new CRF250RX arrives in cross-country specification to further strengthen Honda's off-road line-up. Sharing the frame and engine hardware of the CRF250R moto-crosser, it is fully adapted to its role, with 8.5L fuel tank, forged… more
  • Go behind-the-scenes of the world’s premier automotive event in SEMA
    Dec 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Go behind-the-scenes of the world’s premier…

    Battle of the Builders on the Motortrend APP and Motortrend TV network The all-new one-hour special premieres Monday, January 7, 2019, at 10 PM ET/PT exclusively on the MotorTrend App and MotorTrend Network Get a rare inside look at SEMA Show 2018,… more
  • The lightweight Milwaukee M12 BI with integrated handle is easily transportable
    Dec 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Upat introduces fastest cordless tyre…

    What is billed as the fastest cordless tyre inflator on the market is available from leading distributor Upat. The Milwaukee M12 BI Compact Inflator delivers fast, accurate, and easy inflation, with added portability to boot. Demanding applications… more
  • Get revved up for another spectacular Cape Town Motor Show
    Dec 19, 2018 Motoring

    Get revved up for another spectacular Cape…

    The Cape Town Motor Show (CTMS) is set to wow the crowds again at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World from 2-3 March 2019. The show promises two days of fun and excitement with a broad appeal to all car and bike buffs, petrol heads and the… more
  • Enjoy the holidays - think Safety First!
    Dec 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Enjoy the holidays - think Safety First!

    Contribute towards improving road safety by driving responsibly, maintaining a roadworthy vehicle and watching out for pedestrians Trucks continue operating throughout the year - show consideration for drivers, keep in mind following and stopping… more
  • The Future is Now - from Opel
    Dec 18, 2018 Motoring

    The Future is Now - from Opel

    Exciting new models on the way in 2019! Some exciting news from Opel South Africa! 7 new models in 2019 and a slew of specification updates to the existing range of models. Launching of the much anticipated 3-Door Opel Corsa GSi has been confirmed.… more
  • Category finalists announced for AutoTrader SA Car of the Year competition
    Dec 18, 2018 Motoring

    Category finalists announced for AutoTrader…

    The list of vehicles eligible for category wins in the 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year competition has been published. For the first time in the 34-year history of the contest, categories have been introduced in the AutoTrader South… more
  • New Markets, New Initiatives, and Newly-Licensed Drivers
    Dec 18, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New Markets, New Initiatives, and…

    Ford’s Driving Skills for Life Trains In Excess of 1 600 Motorists Throughout Africa and Middle East in 2018 Driving Skills for Life benefitted more than 1 600 drivers across the Middle East and Africa, making it the most successful year to date for… more
  • Messe Frankfurt sets new record of €715 million in sales
    Dec 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Messe Frankfurt sets new record of €715…

    Messe Frankfurt has continued its growth in financial year 2018. All in all, new records were set in relevant parameters, demonstrating the highly dynamic and innovation-led activities of the Group. Messe Frankfurt is expecting sales to be in the… more
  • Pratley adds to its Superglue range of high-performance DIY adhesives
    Dec 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Pratley adds to its Superglue range of…

    Pratley’s new Superglue Gel is a high-performance, multipurpose, high-quality cyanoacrylate adhesive. This easy-to-use, non-drip gel is ideal for vertical and hard-to-reach applications. It is one of the latest additions to Pratley’s ever-expanding… more
  • NAACAM Show 2019: Showcase of 1000+ products identified by OEMs and tier 1s for localisation.
    Dec 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Showcase of 1000+ products…

    Increasing local content is a central objective of the South African Automotive Masterplan and a core theme of the NAACAM Show 2019. To support this objective, the NAACAM Show will host a showcase of 1000+ products identified by OEMs and tier 1s for… more
  • RoboSense named founding member of new autoware foundation
    Dec 18, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    RoboSense named founding member of new…

    OPEN ALLIANCE FOR AUTONOMOUS DRIVING TECHNOLOGY Autoware Foundation Formed to Initiate, Grow, & Fund Open Source Collaborative Engineering Autoware Projects, Starting with Autoware.AI, Autoware.Auto, & Autoware.IO RoboSense http://www.robosense.ai,… more
  • China Vehicle Aftersales Congress 2019 - 13-14TH June 2019 · Shanghai China
    Dec 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    China Vehicle Aftersales Congress 2019 -…

    Dear automotive aftermarket guests: China Vehicle Aftersales Congress 2019 (CHINAVAC) comes! During 13-14TH June 2019, let’s meet in Shanghai to empower the China Automotive Aftermarket further. Congress Schedule General Conference (Day One)… more
  • Stay safe on the roads this Festive Season with Federal-Mogul Motorparts
    Dec 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Stay safe on the roads this Festive Season…

    Regular servicing and preventative maintenance are critical to ensure increased vehicle safety over the holiday period Federal-Mogul Motorparts is advising all motorists who are travelling during the Festive Season to ensure that their vehicles have… more
  • Automechanika releases calendar for 2019
    Dec 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika releases calendar for 2019

    Automechanika’s new annual companion captures the industry’s visions for the future and stages them in the form of spectacular vehicles. The result: complex, futuristic motifs composed solely of car parts from Automechanika exhibitors. This is the… more
  • From splendour to dust bowl and back
    Dec 17, 2018 Motoring

    From splendour to dust bowl and back

    The revival of a forgotten icon, the SA-only built BMW 530 MLE. more
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Unpacks New Wheel Models in Time for Christmas
    Dec 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Unpacks New Wheel Models…

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre has unpacked 8 brand new wheels; just in time to bring some real festive season joy to wheel lovers far and wide. The models are an exciting addition to an already thrilling line-up, and include something for everyone, with… more
  • Groupe Renault Board of Directors communication
    Dec 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Groupe Renault Board of Directors…

    The Board of Directors met in ordinary session under the Chairmanship of Philippe Lagayette, Lead Independent Director to discuss its agenda. As part of the agenda, Claude Baland, Senior Advisor in charge of Ethics and Compliance, and Eric Le Grand… more
  • AAPEX Media Updates: Post-show details
    Dec 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX Media Updates: Post-show details

    AAPEX 2018 provided a clear and full view of the ever-changing global automotive aftermarket, with thousands of new products and innovations from 2,511 exhibiting companies filling the sold out show floor. Industry experts delivered some of the most… more
  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 50
    Dec 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 50

    SEMA Garage Upfits Stratasys 3-D Printer for Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber Nylon 12CF, which is comprised of a blend of Nylon 12 resin and chopped carbon fiber, provides the highest flexural strength, stiffness-to-weight ratio, and is one of the strongest… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 11 December 2018
    Dec 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 11 December 2018

    MasterTips: DWD on highways Distracted while driving crashes increase by nearly 50% in highways, according to a new study in the USA. MasterNews: Sam says it’s an upgrade to business class While the Suzuki Dzire falls into the realms of economy… more
  • More fuel relief, but exchange rate may hold sting
    Dec 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    More fuel relief, but exchange rate may hold…

    Substantial further fuel price reductions are on the cards for January, but the exchange rate could spoil the party. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the… more
  • A 52mtr long, 65ton Demag 'desludging bridge' leaves the Boksburg factory earlier this month.
    Dec 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Konecranes and Demag officially one company

    As of January 1st 2019 Konecranes and Demag in South Africa will become one legal entity under the new name of Konecranes and Demag (Pty) Ltd. This is in line with a Legal Entity Consolidation of both companies which sees the brands, skills,… more
  • De Rooy Team Going for Gold in the 2019 Dakar Rally on Goodyear Truck Tyres
    Dec 14, 2018 Motorsport

    De Rooy Team Going for Gold in the 2019…

    Standard Goodyear truck tyres to tackle the sands of Peru Petronas Team De Rooy Iveco, veterans of the legendary Dakar rally, are going for gold again in the world's toughest race, driving on standard Goodyear Offroad ORD tyres. The 2019 Dakar Rally… more
  • National Minimum Wage Bill
    Dec 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    National Minimum Wage Bill

    IMPLEMENTATION DATE 1 JANUARY 2019 Dear NEASA employer The President, on 12 December 2018, determined 1 January 2019 to be the effective implementation date for the National Minimum Wage Bill. The effect of this is that all employers are, from this… more
  • Dealerships to benefit from new automotive code
    Dec 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Dealerships to benefit from new automotive…

    While dealerships may see the new code intended for the automotive sector as filled with doom and gloom, ‘it, in fact, protects and empowers dealerships’, says Gunther Schmitz, Chairman of Right to Repair South Africa (R2RSA). He says the code… more
  • Fiat 500 on public display at The Museum of Modern Art in New York this spring as part of The Value of Good Design Exhibition
    Dec 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fiat 500 on public display at The Museum of…

    The Fiat 500 F series will officially go on public display from February 10, 2019, as part of The Museum of Modern Art's "The Value of Good Design" exhibition in New York. Following last year's acquisition of the Fiat 500 by The Museum of Modern Art… more
  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI).
    Dec 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Strap in your kids this festive season,…

    The schools are out. Trailers are being packed and excited kids are hopping into cars for much-anticipated holidays. “Sadly, there are going to be fatalities on our roads this festive season many of which will include children simply because they… more
  • Continental Further Enhances Supporting Services for ContiTread™ Partners in Europe
    Dec 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continental Further Enhances Supporting…

    Continental further strengthening its partnership with ContiTread™ cold retread shops ContiTread™ partners to receive enhanced services, including technical advice, process optimization and equipment support Services intended to increase their… more
  • South Africa’s road replacement cost insurmountable - Government
    Dec 12, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    South Africa’s road replacement cost…

    South Africa’s road replacement cost was estimated to be over R2 trillion back in 2013, and failure of the road network imposes an estimated R20 billion, per year, in road user costs. This emerged during a Transport Forum Special Interest Group… more
  • GUD Filters launches Service Kits
    Dec 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    GUD Filters launches Service Kits

    GUD Filters continues to innovate their product offering with the introduction of service kits. The GUD service kit includes the oil filter, air filter, fuel filter and engine oil required to perform a vehicle’s major service all in one box. “We are… more
  • L-R - Thembela Makasi, Christo Klue, Moegamat Isaacs, Thomas Schaefer (Chairman and MD - VWSA), Loyiso Malotana, Clyde Swartz, Buyile Gqubule (Manager - VWSA PeoplePavilion)
    Dec 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen's PeoplePavilion turns 5

    Nearly half a million visitors since its official opening in 2013 Over 100 000 people have visited the facility in 2018 Volkswagen Group South Africa's multipurpose facility, PeoplePavilion in Uitenhage celebrated its 5th anniversary on 6 December.… more
  • AIDC Eastern Cape explores smart industrial – driving Industrie 4.0
    Dec 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AIDC Eastern Cape explores smart industrial…

    In alignment with its focussed strategy to support the South Africa Automotive Masterplan 2035 - and specifically the Skills and Localisation pillars - the AIDC has proposed to establish the academy to develop skills to support not only the… more
  • Strong early support for 2019 Futuroad Truck and Bus Expo
    Dec 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Strong early support for 2019 Futuroad Truck…

    Futuroad Expo Johannesburg The most comprehensive business platform for the truck, bus and commercial vehicle sector in the African continent. Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec, 18-21 September 2019 Messe Frankfurt South Africa, the organisers of the… more
  • Financial plans must be living documents
    Dec 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Financial plans must be living documents

    South African businesses have had to negotiate a volatile economic environment over the past 12 months. From escalating petrol prices and the state capture scandal, to credit-rating downgrades and reduced consumer spending, it hasn’t been an easy… more
  • Workplace Warzone
    Dec 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Workplace Warzone

    The strike in the Plastic Convertors’ Industry has entered its 9th week. This is one of the most violent strikes ever to take place in South Africa: one employee was murdered; many non-striking employees were assaulted at their place of work; one… more
  • Bridgestone SA Small Medium & Large Fleet Executive Vernon Slack
    Dec 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Cradle to grave: Change the way you think…

    Tyres represent a significant cost for the transport industry—and are vital to safety. Taking a holistic approach will generate huge savings, and also help to reduce accidents. We all know instinctively that buying quality makes sense but, in… more
  • Mahindra delivers its first order to SA rental fleet industry
    Dec 11, 2018 Motoring

    Mahindra delivers its first order to SA…

    Landmark fleet deal for Mahindra South Africa 100 brand-new KUVs delivered to vehicle rental depots across South Africa 2018 is turning out to be a milestone year for Mahindra in South Africa. In May, the company opened its first assembly facility… more
  • Panicking with cost of living - near to having your car repossessed?
    Dec 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Panicking with cost of living - near to…

    Petrol is becoming unaffordable for many. Times are tough and, understandably, many people who are already struggling with the rising cost of life are falling behind on debt repayments. Co-founder of a new online auto auction platform, Renaldo de… more
  • New Ford Tourneo Custom People Mover Offers the Best Seat in the House for Business or Leisure
    Dec 11, 2018 Motoring

    New Ford Tourneo Custom People Mover Offers…

    Ford reveals new Tourneo Custom people mover with bold exterior styling and updated, high-quality interior Spacious and luxurious cabin features rear seating for six occupants Tourneo Custom comprehensively re-engineered to provide superior… more
  • Volvo XC40 wins Japan’s Car Of The Year 2018
    Dec 11, 2018 Motoring

    Volvo XC40 wins Japan’s Car Of The Year 2018

    Volvo achieves first-ever back-to-back victory for an importer in Japan’s COTY award – XC60 won the country’s top trophy in 2017 and the XC40 captures the Car of the Year for 2018. At the 2018 awards ceremony inside the Tokyo International Exchange… more
  • Smart reasons for buying a used car
    Dec 11, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Smart reasons for buying a used car

    Paying a lower price for used versus new when buying a car is an obvious reason to shop in the used vehicle market, but there are other advantages as well. Jason White, Head of InspectaCar Financial Services, says: “A new car typically depreciates… more
  • Nala Mofokeng honoured as Best Trainee in Volkswagen Group
    Dec 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Nala Mofokeng honoured as Best Trainee in…

    Nala Mofokeng honoured as one of 46 best young talents in Volkswagen Group in 2018 Nala Mofokeng of Volkswagen Group South Africa was one of the 46 best young talents in Volkswagen Group to be honoured with the 2018 Best Trainee Award last Friday in… more
  • Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is proud to announce the arrival of the 2019 CRF250R
    Dec 11, 2018 Motoring

    Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is proud…

    Model updates: The CRF250R's bottom-end torque output gets a major boost; the engine also receives 3-level HRC Launch Control plus durability upgrades. A new front brake caliper, Renthal Fatbars - adjustable 4 ways - and black DID rims round out the… more
  • New Ford Transit Custom - Enhanced Style, Productivity and Technology
    Dec 11, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New Ford Transit Custom - Enhanced Style,…

    Ford Transit Custom sets a new standard for the one-ton van segment with bold new design Updated cabin provides ideal mobile office with class-leading stowage, improved comfort and ergonomics Proven performance, efficiency and reliability of… more
  • Mitsubishi scores with Hot Summer of Touch
    Dec 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mitsubishi scores with Hot Summer of Touch

    Summer beaches, hot bodies, sporty Mitsubishi - the Hot Summer of Touch 2018 is here! Starting way back in 1978 on a beach in Stilbaai when a local group of holiday makers in the small coastal town got together to formalise all the social games that… more
  • Ford Figo Range Expanded with Top-Spec Titanium Model
    Dec 10, 2018 Motoring

    Ford Figo Range Expanded with Top-Spec…

    Upmarket, high-tech execution for new Ford Figo Titanium Enhanced safety with fitment of dual side and curtain airbags, and Ford MyKey SYNC®3 with 6.5-inch colour touchscreen and rear view camera The recently launched Ford Figo range has been… more
  • 2019 Honda CRF1000L1 Africa Twin (Standard Size Tank)
    Dec 10, 2018 Motoring

    2019 Honda CRF1000L1 Africa Twin (Standard…

    Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is proud to announce the arrival of the 2019 Africa Twin range including Africa Twin Adventure Sports. 1. Key Feature Changes on 2019 Standard Tank Africa Twin 1.1 Engine management electronics TBW (Throttle by… more
  • Cummins set to play a key role in integrated transport strategy for South Africa
    Dec 10, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Cummins set to play a key role in integrated…

    Cummins is set to play a key role in the integrated transport strategy for South Africa through its partnership with Real African Works (RAW), a newly-launched 100% black female owned Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) specialising in urban buses… more
  • New Tiger Wheel & Tyre for Modimolle in Limpopo Province
    Dec 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Tiger Wheel & Tyre for Modimolle in…

    The town of Modimolle in Limpopo Province is the site of the country's newest Tiger Wheel & Tyre store. The store, which opened on 1 December 2018, is located at the ModiMall at the corner of Thabo Mbeki Drive and Limpopo Street. "Tiger Wheel & Tyre… more
  • Splendid entry for SA's oldest motor race
    Dec 07, 2018 Motorsport

    Splendid entry for SA's oldest motor race

    South Africa's oldest motor race has drawn a top class entry from around the country as competitors from far and wide head to the East London Grand Prix Circuit's December 15 Border 100 and a full program of highly entertaining support events to… more
  • Christopher Kabosha, Senior Manager: Marketing and Corporate Affairs at Sasol Energy
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sasol Energy invests in mathematics…

    In support of South Africa’s 2030 education goals as set out in the National Development Plan, Sasol Energy has partnered with the SA Medical & Education (SAME) Foundation to renovate and equip mathematics laboratories at the Manyano High School in… more
  • Basic conditions of employment act (BCEA) amendments to leave provisions
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Basic conditions of employment act (BCEA)…

    Dear NEASA employer The President, on 23 November 2018, assented to the Labour Laws Amendment Act. The practical effect of this is that employees will now be entitled to a number of new types of leave not previously provided for. The BCEA will in… more
  • Continental Opens “Taraxagum Lab Anklam” Research Laboratory for Dandelion Rubber
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continental Opens “Taraxagum Lab Anklam”…

    Completed just a year after ground-breaking ceremon Investment of € 35 million for research on farming and extraction process Around 20 employees will work on an alternative for rubber from tropical regions in the future Continental, technology… more
  • Mysterious brick-built McLaren spied in central London
    Dec 07, 2018 Motoring

    Mysterious brick-built McLaren spied in…

    McLaren prototype spied in central London LEGO® store Partly disguised by miniature McLaren Senna camo Engineered for frequent reassembly Story will build in January 2019 – see the first chapter online at: https://youtu.be/P1jkBBdHTh0 A new McLaren… more
  • Previously Advantaged Campaign
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Previously Advantaged Campaign

    Thinking about the advantage of education and sparking conversation about how valuable ECD (early childhood development) is. more
  • Donovan Harwick, HaynesPro, (right) presents the HaynesPro donation to Louis van Niekerk, Principal College of Cape Town (left).
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    College of Cape Town receives motor manual…

    It was an exciting day on 23 November at the College of Cape Town where representatives from HaynesPro, Ken and Donovan Harwick, donated 30 HaynesPro licenses to the College. The College was selected by the honourable Minister Nzimande of Higher… more
  • Spies Hecker 2019 Calendar – Lights off, spotlight on!
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Spies Hecker 2019 Calendar – Lights off,…

    Out Of The Dark is the new Spies Hecker 2019 calendar. The twelve striking images all play on light and shadow. They were created by the Dutch photographic studio van der Vaart together with photographers from five countries and showcase exceptional… more
  • Audi Centre Centurion gets a state-of-the-art upgrade
    Dec 07, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Audi Centre Centurion gets a…

    The newly revamped Audi Centre Centurion features an Audi Customer Private Lounge (CPL), first to the South Africa market and inspired by similar international concepts from Berlin and Singapore. The Audi CPL allows customers to custom-design their… more
  • Quintus van Rooyen, general manager at Build It Pinetown and Paul Nothnagel, sales executive at FAW Pinetown.
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Build It Pinetown makes repeat FAW purchases

    Build It Pinetown, one of 350 retail stores in the SPAR Group Ltd South Africa stable, mixes paint, cuts glass and boards, reads business plans and, most importantly, provides home deliveries for its customers. These deliveries are currently being… more
  • FedEx Invests in Education of Young South Africans with Gift to Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls
    Dec 07, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    FedEx Invests in Education of Young South…

    FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) has donated US$ 90,000 to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation. The donation will be utilised by the Oprah Winfrey Leadership… more
  • Jerome Galpin (NASCAR President:CEO) and Guy Frobisher (Senior Project Manager Continental).
    Dec 07, 2018 Motorsport

    General Tire becomes Official Partner of…

    From 2019, General Tire is to supply the tires for all cars in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series - Race tire is set to meet high expectations of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series teams Hanover, October 25, 2018. From next year onward, tire brand General Tire… more
  • Imperial Logistics joins global campaign to fight the threat of fake medicines
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Imperial Logistics joins global campaign to…

    Monday, 3 December to Friday, 7 December 2018 is Fight the Fakes week which aims to raise awareness about the dangers of fake medicine and gives a voice to those who have been impacted. According to new data published by the World Health… more
  • The latest new products and innovations from 2,511 exhibiting companies were on display for attendees at AAPEX 2018 in Las Vegas.
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Keeps Attendees Ahead of the Curve

    With the automotive aftermarket undergoing significant evolution and change, AAPEX 2018 featured the latest new products and innovations, advanced training by industry experts, and current and futuristic technology demonstrations to keep attendees… more
  • Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project a means to unlock economic growth
    Dec 06, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project a means…

    The objective of the multi-phase Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) was, and still is, to develop a sustainable and self-funded upgrade and expansion programme for the main Gauteng freeway network. The GFIP utilises the user pays principle… more
  • Standard Bank Says SA Vehicle Manufacturers expected to expand exports due to weak Local Market
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Standard Bank Says SA Vehicle Manufacturers…

    South African vehicle manufacturers are likely to switch their focus to the export market as a weak domestic economy curbs demand well into the new year, according to Standard Bank. This comes after new vehicle sales fell 8.4% across all categories… more
  • These Holidays, Choose the Fitment Centre You Can Trust with Your Life
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    These Holidays, Choose the Fitment Centre…

    The holidays are here and as the nation's drivers take to the roads in droves, South Africa's best-loved and most trusted retail wheel and tyre brand, Tiger Wheel & Tyre, encourages you to pause and prepare properly for your journey. Not… more
  • Let’s be safe out there together
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Let’s be safe out there together

    Main roads throughout South Africa are expected to become busier in the next few weeks as travellers embark on their annual vacations. But, says the Automobile Association (AA), while this is a time for relaxation, road users cannot afford to take… more
  • Keep track of your assets all the time and in real time
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Keep track of your assets all the time and…

    DataDot have been microdotting vehicles in South Africa for almost two decades, having microdotted more than 4 million vehicles. Few people know, however, that DataDot offers more than only a vehicle marking solution but in fact a range of products… more
  • Bram Schot Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi AG and Member of the Board of Managemnet for Sales and Marketing
    Dec 06, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Audi decides on investment program for…

    The Audi Group is accelerating its realignment with high investments in future-oriented topics. From 2019 until the end of 2023 alone, the company plans advance expenditure of approximately €14 billion in electric mobility, digitalization and… more
  • All-new Subaru Forester is here next week
    Dec 06, 2018 Motoring

    All-new Subaru Forester is here next week

    All-New Forester based on Subaru Global Platform Features latest generation EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology Enters the market at a lower price point than the range it replaces New layers of safety, comfort and convenience More spacious and… more
  • Eitan Kirshenboim, CMO at ERM Telematics:
    Dec 06, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    ERM Advanced Telematics Targets Stolen…

    International automotive technology provider ERM Advanced Telematics (https://ermtelematics.com/), whose products have been installed in more than 5 million vehicles worldwide, is accelerating its penetration into the Latin American market with its… more
  • NAACAM Show 2019: Conference programme and confirmed speakers
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Conference programme and…

    The NAACAM Show aims to play a pivotal role in galvanising the industry around the clear vision of the SA Automotive Masterplan (SAAM). The practical and growth-oriented Conference Programme, delivered by local industry leaders and global experts,… more
  • FrogzEggz® from Pratley a must for every workshop
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FrogzEggz® from Pratley a must for every…

    As Pratley’s FrogzEggz® hand-mouldable plastic product finds its way into workshops, crafters’ studios and DIYers’ toolboxes, savvy contractors are keeping a supply of it handy to make threaded wing nuts or other fasteners on the fly. With just a… more
  • Superintendents Alpheus Tekake (left) and  Mawisa Maluleke from the Tswane Metrolopolitan Police department with Charmaine van Wyk, public relations officer of Bakwena N1N4, and Oscar Makola, marketing director of Hyundai Automotive South Africa, at the handover of six Hyundai Accents to be used during Bakwena's Christmas holiday road safety campaign.
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Hyundai assists with Bakwena N1N4 road…

    Road safety is in sharp focus with the start of the annual Christmas holiday season - and Hyundai Automotive South Africa and its holding company, Motus, will once again contribute to the effort to make our roads a safer place for holiday… more
  • Aston Martin Works create first reversible EV Powertrain Concept
    Dec 06, 2018 Motoring

    Aston Martin Works create first reversible…

    EV solution for Heritage models part of Aston Martin’s wider EV strategy Radical idea mitigates possible future restriction of classic car usage Reversible “Cassette” powertrain concept is sympathetic to original car Concept development process led… more
  • Mike Glendinning has been appointed as the new Sales and Marketing Director for Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) effective from 1 December 2018.
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mike Glendinning appointed as new Sales and…

    Glendinning returns to Volkswagen Group South Africa after five years in Mexico Stefan Mecha appointed as Vice President for Sales and Marketing at Volkswagen do Brasil Mike Glendinning holds an Honours degree in Marketing from UNISA. He joined… more
  • New flagship FCA dealership opens in Sandton
    Dec 06, 2018 Motoring

    New flagship FCA dealership opens in Sandton

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is proud to announce the opening of a new flagship dealership in Gauteng. Fiat Chrysler Sandton, located on the corner of William Nicol and Ballyclare Drive, provides customers in Johannesburg and surrounding areas… more
  • Volkswagen introduces a special edition Amarok
    Dec 06, 2018 Motoring

    Volkswagen introduces a special edition…

    The special edition model comes with dramatic styling to differentiate itself from the rest of the Amarok range It is powered by a 132kW BiTDI engine, class-leading 8-speed gearbox and boasts Volkswagen's 4MOTION technology With over 30 000 Amaroks… more
  • Ford Donates R12-million Worth of Vehicles to Charities
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford Donates R12-million Worth of Vehicles…

    26 new vehicles handed over to 22 charity organisations in Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga Donation represents the biggest vehicle donation by Ford in South Africa Expands Ford's extensive community outreach… more
  • National minimum wage bill signed into law
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    National minimum wage bill signed into law

    Dear NEASA employer The President, on 23 November 2018, signed the National Minimum Wage Act into law. In terms of this Act, all employers, irrespective of which industry they are operating in, must pay at least the minimum wages as set out below: R… more
  • The fundamental reason for belief in socialism
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The fundamental reason for belief in…

    Here is a simple question that will tell you whether you believe in capitalism, communism or socialism. A and B are two adults of sound mind. A has a lawful business. A offers B a job. That’s all you know. The question is this: “Should B be allowed… more
  • Automechanika Shanghai marks a 15% upswing in visitors as 2018 show closes
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Shanghai marks a 15% upswing…

    The 14th edition of Automechanika Shanghai, which took place from 28 November to 1 December 2018, has recorded an unprecedented rise in attendees compared to the previous edition. Serving as a platform for both local and international players from… more
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Lynnwood Unveils Ironman 4x4 Range of Products
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Lynnwood Unveils Ironman…

    Pretoria 4x4 enthusiasts are in for a treat as Tiger Wheel & Tyre's Lynnwood fitment centre becomes a hub for the sale and fitment of 'Ironman 4x4' products and accessories. Built to withstand the rugged Australian Outback, the Ironman 4x4 range is… more
  • New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens at Woodlands Mall, Pretoria
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens at Woodlands…

    The world's biggest wheel and tyre brands, along with award-winning service from South Africa's best-loved and most trusted retail wheel and tyre brand, are now being served up at the Woodlands Mall in Pretorius Park, Pretoria. This news comes as… more
  • What to do if you are having a Turbo Problems
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    What to do if you are having a Turbo Problems

    This advice can save you huge costs and possibly your cars turbo and engine This could well be the turbocharger itself, or something inside the engine causing the problem so it needs to be checked first before replacing the turbocharger, many… more
  • Evaluating trust in the accountancy profession
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Evaluating trust in the accountancy…

    New independent, international research indicates high trust in Chartered Accountants and points to the need for them to lead on protecting data and driving ethical behaviour and transparent business practices. On behalf of Chartered Accountants… more
  • The road to the World Car Awards continues… 5TH annual “L.A. test drives”
    Dec 05, 2018 Motoring

    The road to the World Car Awards continues……

    It was a great success! 48 international journalists from 18 different countries spent the week in Pasadena, California test-driving 38 cars that are contenders in six categories for the 2019 World Car Awards. The 5th annual “L.A. Test Drives” is a… more
  • New Kadjar: taking attractive style and comfort to a new level
    Dec 05, 2018 Motoring

    New Kadjar: taking attractive style and…

    New fuel-efficient engines - petrol and gasoline - with higher performance A more attractive and refined exterior design A more ergonomic and comfortable interior Two options for extra grip: 4x4 transmission and Extended Grip More Here more
  • Cummins genuine parts increase engine life by up to 90% over will-fit parts
    Dec 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Cummins genuine parts increase engine life…

    A major Middle East aggregate mining customer with a fleet containing over 150 K-Series Cummins engines has been convinced to switch to Cummins genuine parts after a comparative engine test revealed that the former extended engine life by up to 90%… more
  • Standox Calendar 2019: A wall calendar with character
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Standox Calendar 2019: A wall calendar with…

    For many car owners, their vehicle is more than just a means of transportation. It represents a persona and a lifestyle. This emotion is the cornerstone of the new Standox annual calendar, called Cars & Characters. The photographer skilfully stages… more
  • Ready for Battle: Mopar to Offer 200-plus Products for All-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ready for Battle: Mopar to Offer 200-plus…

    Mopar Showcases Modified 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon at Los Angeles Auto Show Mopar-modified 2020 Jeep® Gladiator on display in Los Angeles highlights open-air personalisation potential of most capable midsize truck ever. Available Mopar products… more
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Apprentices powering ahead in motor industry

    Apprentices are getting first-hand experience, training and mentoring in the independent aftermarket sector of the motor industry thanks to an initiative that has been two years in the making. At the end of 2016, the Motor Industry Workshop… more
  • PE’s Quinton Uren scoops title at All Africa Business Leader Awards
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Jendamark MD named Africa’s Industrialist of…

    JENDAMARK Automation managing director Quinton Uren was named Africa’s Industrialist of the Year at the grand finale of the All Africa Business Leaders Awards, hosted by CNBC Africa at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg last night. Uren,… more
  • Ford Reveals How Big Data Could Help Make Cities Safer – by Highlighting Where Future Traffic Incidents Might Happen
    Dec 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Reveals How Big Data Could Help Make…

    Ford has developed a smart solution that could help to identify where traffic incidents are likely to occur – and then enable city authorities to take pre-emptive action The company analysed vehicle behaviour in London by recording data of driving… more
  • Tyre know-how: the farmer’s secret weapon
    Dec 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Tyre know-how: the farmer’s secret weapon

    Among the most pressing challenges facing farmers today is the constant pressure on margins. Many of the factors affecting agricultural productivity are beyond the farmer’s control—fuel prices, market fluctuations, unfavourable weather conditions—so… more
  • All-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator: The Most Capable Midsize Truck Ever
    Dec 05, 2018 Motoring

    All-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator: The Most…

    Legendary 4x4 Capability, Authentic Design Builds on Rich Jeep Truck Heritage, Best-in-class Towing and 4x4 Payload, Clever Functionality and Versatility, Advanced Fuel-efficient Powertrains, Open-air Freedom, and Loaded with Safety Features and… more
  • Representatives from VWSA and Qhubeka with happy recipients of the bikes
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Blue Bikes handed over as part of…

    Volkswagen's 2019 Scholar Mobility Programme kicked off with a handover of 50 Blue Bikes to the Uitenhage community Second phase will see 350 Blue Bikes handed over in 2019 Following handovers in Bergville (Kwa-Zulu Natal), Alexandra (Gauteng) and… more
  • REGISTER TO EXHIBIT: Manufacturing Indaba on 25-26 June 2019
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    REGISTER TO EXHIBIT: Manufacturing Indaba on…

    Participate in the 2-day exhibition and get the opportunity to network with your prospective clients in person. You will have access to a large volume of visitors which allows you to get valuable feedback, test different marketing techniques and… more
  • 21 SAB Kickstart youth-owned businesses create 178 jobs in 2018
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    21 SAB Kickstart youth-owned businesses…

    SAB KickStart winners 2018 announced during Entrepreneurship Month The 21 young entrepreneurs selected as finalists in SAB’s youth entrepreneurship development programme, SAB KickStart Boost, have created a total of 178 jobs in their respective… more
  • You can now buy CYMOT products ONLINE!
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    You can now buy CYMOT products ONLINE!

    💻 CLICK-SHOP-PAY 💻 You can now purchase all your favourite CYMOT productsONLINE! CLICK HERE TO VIEW! more
  • Alliance: Groupe Renault – Nissan – Mitsubishi joint press release
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Alliance: Groupe Renault – Nissan –…

    Over the past few days, the Board of Directors of Groupe Renault, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation have all – individually and collectively - emphatically reiterated their strong commitment to the Alliance. The Alliance has… more
  • Five MINI John Cooper Works Rally to participate at 2019 Dakar
    Dec 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Five MINI John Cooper Works Rally to…

    MINI Motorsport partner X-raid to field five MINI John Cooper Works Rally cars at 2019 Dakar. X-raid MINI JCW Rally Team will consist of four established MINI Family crews. 2018 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup champion Jakub “Kuba” Przygonski to… more
  • The Isuzu Key team and strategic partners celebrate the opening of the seventh super project in Kwa-Zulu Natal.  From left are Stewart Walker, Craig Uren, Tony Dos Reis, Colin Cowie, Prince Xolani Zondi, Paul Emanuel, Hilary Smith, Michael Sacke, Mike Hall-Jones and Dale Southern.
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sweet Success of a Seventh Super Project…

    KEY Foundation in partnership with Isuzu ChildLife Foundation officially opened a brand-new crèche building in Sweetwater, Pietermaritzburg this month. Umkhuleko Crèche has 87 preschool children who will now receive quality early childhood… more
  • Pilot project to reduce fine dust pollution along the Stuttgart Neckartor begins with installation of first filter columns
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Pilot project to reduce fine dust pollution…

    Simulation results to be tested in the field In a pilot project from MANN+HUMMEL, sponsored by the Ministry of Transport in Baden-Wuerttemberg and supported by the state capital Stuttgart, 17 filter columns will be installed along a section of road… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 04 December 2018
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 04 December 2018

    MasterTips: How to drive safely around schools With more and more schools opening in the suburbs each year it is important that drivers – particularly fleet drivers operating in those areas – be aware of the dangers associated with driving in this… more
  • Competitive pricing could mean job creation in motoring sector
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Competitive pricing could mean job creation…

    Imagine a future where more car repair workshops open shop because they have access to technical information, tools and training, and competitive pricing means more people are servicing their cars more regularly. This could be a reality, says… more
  • King Price launches new warranty cover for car parts
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    King Price launches new warranty cover for…

    King Price, the only insurer in South Africa that offers car insurance premiums that decrease monthly as the cars’ values drop, has launched a warranty cover that pays for car part repairs or replacements if they fail unexpectedly. The new product… more
  • The building blocks for the future of the BMW Group. The BMW Vision iNEXT celebrates its world premiere in Los Angeles
    Dec 05, 2018 Motoring

    The building blocks for the future of the…

    The BMW Vision iNEXT provides an insight into the future of personal mobility. The latest Vision Vehicle from the BMW Group symbolises the dawn of a new era in driving pleasure – and is celebrating its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show.… more
  • Leading agri-business chooses MiX Telematics to keep their fleet safe and efficient
    Dec 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Leading agri-business chooses MiX Telematics…

    MiX Telematics (JSE: MIX, NYSE: MIXT), a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has been chosen as the preferred telematics provider for a leading diversified agri-business in South Africa. Keeping track of their… more
  • New OMNITRAC Mixed Service Truck Tyre Range from Goodyear
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New OMNITRAC Mixed Service Truck Tyre Range…

    Greater robustness & longer service life Brussels, November 27, 2018 - Goodyear is launching a brand new mixed service truck tyre range offering optimal damage resistance and longer service life than previous Goodyear mixed service tyres. The new… more
  • Mazda Reveals All-New Mazda3
    Dec 04, 2018 Motoring

    Mazda Reveals All-New Mazda3

    The all-new Mazda3 made its world premiere at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The fully redesigned model will be rolled out to global markets in early 2019. The Southern Africa market can expect the new model in the second half of 2019. The all-new… more
  • Trade unions are the economic elephant in the room
    Dec 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Trade unions are the economic elephant in…

    South Africa is like a terminally ill patient refusing to make life-saving lifestyle changes. Our most urgent crisis is that 9.75 million adults are without work, 6 million of whom are young people. Our unemployment and youth unemployment rates are… more
  • The Ingonyama Trust should keep its promises and entrench property rights
    Dec 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Ingonyama Trust should keep its promises…

    During the opening of the Provincial House of Traditional Leaders in 2016 in Ulundi, the Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, said that people who live on Ingonyama Trust land would start receiving title deeds. Since then, no further information from the… more
  • South Africa’s used oil re-refining challenges
    Dec 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South Africa’s used oil re-refining…

    The used oil industry in South Africa is thriving – out of 243 million litres of new oil sold per annum, 120 million litres is collected for recycling. However, currently only 10% of the used oil collected is re-refined back into base oil, with most… more
  • Borise Cota
    Dec 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Akebono Brake Corporation Promotes Borise…

    Akebono Brake Corporation announces the promotion of Borise Cota to National Sales Manager for the company’s North American Aftermarket Operations. For the last 18 years Cota has led the Western Region as well as oversaw the Canadian market.… more
  • John Rafferty, Hub III Section Leader, and Ian Jackson, Quality Assurance Manager, received the Nissan quality award on behalf of NSK’s Peterlee plant
    Dec 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NSK’s Peterlee plant receives Nissan Quality…

    NSK Bearings Europe, Peterlee plant has received recognition from Nissan Europe in the form of a prestigious quality award. The plant manufactures bearing products used in automobiles. The Regional Supplier Quality Award was granted for consistently… more
  •  Fearless Richard Hammond risks another of his nine lives in newly released trailer for The Grand Tour series 3
    Dec 04, 2018 Motoring

    Fearless Richard Hammond risks another of…

    LAUNCH DATE FOR THE GRAND TOUR SERIES 3 ANNOUNCED AS FRIDAY 18th JANUARY 2019, LAUNCHING EXCLUSIVELY ON PRIME VIDEO WORLDWIDE Amazon Prime Video have today announced that the highly anticipated third series of The Grand Tour will launch exclusively… more
  • Ten vehicle safety tips for your festive season trip
    Dec 04, 2018 Motoring

    Ten vehicle safety tips for your festive…

    The festive season is around the corner, it’s a time to reflect on the year’s up’s and down’s and spend time creating memories with those nearest and dearest! Whether you’re planning a tranquil and quiet holiday in the bush, a scenic retreat in the… more
  • Audi, Airbus and Italdesign test Flying Taxi Concept
    Dec 04, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Audi, Airbus and Italdesign test Flying Taxi…

    At Drone Week in Amsterdam Audi, Airbus and Italdesign are presenting for the first time a flying and driving prototype of “Pop.Up Next”. This innovative concept for a flying taxi combines a self-driving electric car with a passenger drone. In the… more
  • Killarney cooks for Gumtree WRX of SA
    Dec 03, 2018 Motorsport

    Killarney cooks for Gumtree WRX of SA

    Swedish world champion Johan Kristoffersson, driving a Volkswagen Polo R, defended his Gumtree WRX of SA title at Killarney International Raceway at the weekend in an action-packed final. The two days of racing drew huge crowds to the famous Cape… more
  • Cassie Lessing, managing director of Strato IT Group
    Dec 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Supply chain networks evolve as mobility…

    The impact of digitisation is rapidly disrupting business models across organisations. This is becoming more prevalent in the manufacturing sector, in particular, supply chain where automation and data exchange are key. Cassie Lessing, managing… more
  • BMW Motorrad at the CUSTOMBIKE SHOW 2018
    Dec 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Motorrad at the CUSTOMBIKE SHOW 2018

    Stylish and exciting BMW custom bikes at the world’s biggest custom bike show. At the CUSTOMBIKE SHOW, the world’s largest show for customised motorcycles, the hippest customisers from all over the world come to the East Westfalian town of Bad… more
  • New or Used? What you should consider when you buy a car
    Dec 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New or Used? What you should consider when…

    Over the course of this year, the new vehicle market in South Africa has been under some strain as consumers opt for better value and greater affordability in the second-hand market. This can be attributed to a myriad of economic factors including:… more
  • NAAMSA comment on the November 2018 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Dec 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the November 2018 industry…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of November, 2018 – the Association said that overall domestic sales figures had eased despite continued growth in the medium and heavy commercial vehicle segments. Aggregate industry… more
  • SA’s oldest race lays lap record challenge
    Dec 03, 2018 Motorsport

    SA’s oldest race lays lap record challenge

    South Africa’s circuit racing championships may well long be done and dusted, but the racing fat lady has not yet sung as there remains one important appointment for 2018 — SA’s oldest race — the East London Grand Prix Circuit’s Border 100 must… more
  • Making sure the Munich festival grounds stay dry in 2018: Tireless lifting at tent builder Pletschacher
    Dec 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Making sure the Munich festival grounds stay…

    Konecranes supplies a double-girder bridge crane, electric chain hoists, and heavy-duty forklift to the Oktoberfest outfitter Pletschacher in Dasing. Everything was in full swing at the Pletschacher Group in Dasing, Bayern: In August, 44 trailer… more
  • Kristoffersson signs off record breaking season with Cape Town victory
    Dec 03, 2018 Motorsport

    Kristoffersson signs off record breaking…

    Johan Kristoffersson wins World RX of South Africa Sebastien Loeb and Mattias Ekstrom complete Cape Town podium Oliver Eriksson secures RX2 title PSRX Volkswagen Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson scored victory in the World RX of South Africa, the final… more
  • The all-new BMW X5 now available in South Africa
    Dec 03, 2018 Motoring

    The all-new BMW X5 now available in South…

    The year of the BMW X model is continuing to hit another highpoint. Following the market launch of the first BMW X2 earlier this year and the new BMW X4, a new edition of the original BMW X model is now ready for action. The fourth generation of the… more
  • A unique flywheel water pump system that is able to continue pumping long enough to mitigate the possible effects of water hammer in the event of power failures was developed by KSB Pumps and Valves
    Dec 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Flywheel pump prevents damage to…

    Local pump manufacturer, KSB Pumps and Valves, showed-off its world-class engineering ability recently when it was called upon to develop a unique flywheel water pump system able to continue pumping long enough to mitigate the possible effects of… more
  • Economic growth and freedom the key ingredients for transformation
    Dec 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Economic growth and freedom the key…

    Freedom is the most important human right. Over the years, people of all nationalities, races and cultures have always migrated from oppressive regimes to countries where they enjoy greater freedom. The most liberal countries – like South Africa on… more
  • Volkswagen continues to support local economic development
    Dec 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen continues to support local…

    Over 60 local entrepreneurs incubated at the VW Business Support Centre since opening in 2011 Since its opening in 2011, the Volkswagen Business Support Centre in Uitenhage has trained and upskilled over 60 local entrepreuners. The centre in based… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 27 November 2018
    Dec 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 27 November 2018

    MasterTips: Fatigue increases accident risk A proprietary accident risk model has found accident risk increases by 8.3% when a driver is fatigued and behind the wheel for more than six hours. These are some of its other findings MasterTest: Driving… more
  • Hyundai's new Santa Fe with premium design, loads of comfort features and roomy interior arrives in SA
    Dec 03, 2018 Motoring

    Hyundai's new Santa Fe with premium design,…

    Hyundai's fourth-generation Santa Fe has arrived in South Africa with a new, premium design, advanced technology, more space and with comfort features that makes it worthy of the model's flagship status in the brand's local vehicle range. This… more
  • Key Group Expands KwaZulu-Natal Support Footprint
    Nov 29, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Key Group Expands KwaZulu-Natal Support…

    A brand-new Isuzu truck service and parts centre recently opened its doors in Durban South. The centre will support three distinct commercial vehicle brands - Key Durban Truck Service Centre: the servicing and supply of parts for Isuzu trucks, Key… more
  • Altron’s CyberTech wins the Gautrain security and network operations tender
    Nov 29, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Altron’s CyberTech wins the Gautrain…

    CyberTech, a division of JSE-listed technology company Altron, beat multiple competitors to win the R5.5m Security and Network Operations (SNOC) tender for the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA). The contract included a significant security and… more
  • Mahindra Pik Up offers unbeatable value with new sub-R300 000 Double Cab
    Nov 29, 2018 Motoring

    Mahindra Pik Up offers unbeatable value with…

    Introduces new double cab S6 variant of its popular Pik Up Launched with first run limited "Karoo" Edition Offers best value proposition with a combination of performance, style and affordability Available both as 4x2 and 4x4 Mahindra South Africa… more
  • Huge fuel drop, but levy impacts unknown
    Nov 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Huge fuel drop, but levy impacts unknown

    Massive fuel price reductions are expected for December, but these could be tempered by adjustments in the retail and wholesale margin, and the possible continued use of the Slate Levy. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was… more
  • Individual solution for extreme demands: MEYLE presents prototype of front axle for drift vehicles at the Essen Motor Show 2018
    Nov 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Individual solution for extreme demands:…

    Axle geometry specifically designed for individual drift vehicles, consisting of the body of the Mercedes Benz C-Class W204 and the powertrain of the Mercedes Benz E 55 AMG The control arms, tie rods, steering gear position and connections to the… more
  • Automechanika Shanghai 2018 sits in pole position for another record-breaking year
    Nov 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Shanghai 2018 sits in pole…

    With the accelerator pressed firmly to the floor, Automechanika Shanghai is speeding ahead for another record-breaking year. From 28 November 2018, the 14th edition will be the largest edition ever seen, as the show hosts a gathering of exhibitors,… more
  • Flexible short-term forklift rental solution from Shumani
    Nov 29, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Flexible short-term forklift rental solution…

    Shumani Industrial Equipment’s short-term forklift rental solution offers customers the flexibility they need to navigate current tough economic conditions. Shumani Industrial Equipment’s short-term forklift rental solution offers flexible terms of… more
  • Meet the tech disruptors who are shaking up the construction industry
    Nov 29, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Meet the tech disruptors who are shaking up…

    At The Big 5 this year, the most promising tech innovations for the construction sector are on show at the dedicated Start-up City, from 26 to 29 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre. On November 28, The Big 5 will award the most innovative… more
  • New concept automatically connects car and trailer
    Nov 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New concept automatically connects car and…

    Why should connecting a trailer be such a hassle? So much so, in fact, that 50 per cent of people prefer not to bother at all. And why have towbars looked more or less the same since 1932? Technology company Semcon put together a team of women to… more
  • Ford Bolsters EcoSport Range with New 1.5 Petrol Ambiente
    Nov 27, 2018 Motoring

    Ford Bolsters EcoSport Range with New 1.5…

    Outstanding value, space and comfort in new entry-level addition to EcoSport line-up Introduction of impressive new-generation 1.5-litre Ti-VCT three-cylinder petrol engine Uncompromising safety features including six airbags, Electronic Stability… more
  • Tips from FCA to make your family roadtrip more fun and less stressful
    Nov 27, 2018 Motoring

    Tips from FCA to make your family roadtrip…

    Whether it is a trip down to the coast or to a vacation destination such as The Palace of the Lost City, many parents will be embarking upon a long summer roadtrip with their kids over the course of the December holidays. Doing so, can be a… more
  • Consumers will need to pay close attention to monthly expenses, car owners to pay more
    Nov 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Consumers will need to pay close attention…

    With the announcement of an increase in the interest rate, South African consumers now have to pay closer attention to their monthly expenses than ever before, says Jason White, Head, InspectaCar Financial Services. Taking any shortcuts when… more
  •  Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin Lagonda President and Al Tareq Al Ameri, Chief Executive Officer Yas Marina Circuit
    Nov 27, 2018 Motoring

    Aston Martin announces partnership with Yas…

    Yas Marina Circuit set to become home of Aston Martin in the Middle East Partnership sees opening of MENAT regional office on site and six Vantage GT4s permanently based at Yas Marina Circuit Reinforces Aston Martin’s commitment to global motorsport… more
  • A jubilant Stephen Meje (top) celebrates on the Hollard Highway Heroes winner’s podium along with category winners (from left) Lucas Naudé, Ntsako Mkansi and Martin Langeveldt.
    Nov 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    This is what a real hero looks like

    South Africa’s best truck driver wins R100 000 in cash and prizes Heroes are ordinary people who do extraordinary things – and who inspire others by their example. People such as Stephen Meje. Meje has been named the overall winner of the 2018… more
  • Sasol Energy aids Emthonjeni Community Centre
    Nov 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sasol Energy aids Emthonjeni Community Centre

    In line with its objectives of fostering socio-economic development and investing in community infrastructure, Sasol has installed solar power panels and a borehole pump at the Emthonjeni Community Centre situated in Zandspruit, north of… more
  • ContiPressureCheck Intelligent Tyres adopted by MAN Automotive
    Nov 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    ContiPressureCheck Intelligent Tyres adopted…

    Continental's Intelligent Tyres with ContiPressureCheck (CPC) selected for MAN's EfficientLine trucks CPC is preinstalled on Continental's Intelligent Tyres, allowing real-time monitoring of tyre pressure and temperature System can be integrated… more
  • Laurance Fineberg
    Nov 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Product Manager for Industrial Fluid…

    Laurance Fineberg has been appointed Product Manager for ContiTech’s range of Industrial Fluid Hose. This is seen as a positive step for the company to reconnect with their hose customers and distributors. “With this range of industrial fluid hose… more
  • Cummins AME wins PMO of the Year Award
    Nov 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Cummins AME wins PMO of the Year Award

    Cummins Africa Middle East (AME) has been awarded the Project Management Office (PMO) of the Year Award during a conference hosted by Project Management South Africa (PMSA) on 15 November. The Award honours and promotes local innovation in project… more
  • R40 million in savings for car buyers on Black Friday
    Nov 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    R40 million in savings for car buyers on…

    Black Friday could not have come at a better time, as South Africans feel the pinch of the recession. This week, motorists will be able to snap up a car at a highly discounted price from dealerships across the country. Motorists are expected to… more
  • BILSTEIN's Latest Newsletter Focusses On Holiday Travel
    Nov 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BILSTEIN's Latest Newsletter Focusses On…

    Our 15th and latest Bump & Rebound newsletter is out! Read it now: BumpNRebound more
  • NAAMSA comment on the extension of the Automotive Production Development Programme (APDP) through 2035
    Nov 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the extension of the…

    Commenting on Governments’ announcement, Mr Andrew Kirby, President of NAAMSA, said that NAAMSA welcomed the announcement by the Minister to extend the Automotive Developmental Policy Regime from 2021 through to 2035. This would enable vehicle… more
  • NAACAM Show 2019: Call for OEMs and Tier 1s wanting to support a black supplier
    Nov 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Call for OEMs and Tier 1s…

    The NAACAM Show 2019 provides the platform for the support of black-owned manufacturers and suppliers and the communication of this support to key stakeholders, both of which are vital. We have a compelling offering for any firm that supports the… more
  • Hyundai Announces Name of All-New 2020 Flagship SUV: Hyundai Palisade
    Nov 26, 2018 Motoring

    Hyundai Announces Name of All-New 2020…

    New Palisade flagship SUV for Hyundai will offer spacious eight-passenger seating with premium materials and commodious cargo space for growing modern families Palisade will offer a reassuring level of high-tech, intelligent safety features… more
  • Goodyear Omnitrac next generation
    Nov 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear Omnitrac next generation

    Register today to be part of the live online press conference. Tuesday 27th November 2018 – 12.00 CET Tuesday 27th November sees the live online launch of Goodyear’s next generation mixed-service truck tyre range. The new OMNITRAC tyre range is the… more
  • Da Vinci judges with Ask Afrika team- Ilsa Prentis, Sandra Gordon, Khaya Dlanga, Andrea Gevers, Johan Prins, Langa Khanyile and Sarina de Beer
    Nov 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ask Afrika celebrates innovation in the use…

    Some of South Africa’s top companies were celebrated at a gala dinner at Ask Afrika’s inaugural Da Vinci Awards, held at Summer Place in Hyde Park, Sandton, on 21 November 2018. “The Ask Afrika Da Vinci Awards are a new initiative and are our way of… more
  • Motus Holdings lists on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
    Nov 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Motus Holdings lists on the Johannesburg…

    Last week, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) announced and celebrated the listing of Motus Holdings, a leading automotive group in Southern Africa, on the Main Board. Motus joins three companies listed in the Specialty Retailers sector, a sector… more
  • Precision Pitching
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Precision Pitching

    Now in its ninth year, ENGEN Pitch & Polish is a national entrepreneurial workshop and competition programme that – so far – has helped over 11 000 entrepreneurs improve the way they pitch their businesses to potential investors. (The programme is… more
  • Ford Kuga Gains Sporty ST-Line, Frugal 1.5 TDCi Added
    Nov 23, 2018 Motoring

    Ford Kuga Gains Sporty ST-Line, Frugal 1.5…

    Bold styling and sporty driving dynamics from exciting new range-topping ST-Line models Exclusive ST-Line design elements, interior trim and revised suspension set-up Economical 1.5-litre TDCi turbodiesel engine introduced, available in Ambiente and… more
  • Driving accelerated growth in automotive business
    Nov 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Driving accelerated growth in automotive…

    The automotive industry faces constant change. According to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA), to achieve success, the automotive industry must deliver: internationally competitive products; fuel… more
  • Seven useful tips to help navigate the car-buying decision-making process
    Nov 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Seven useful tips to help navigate the…

    In the market to purchase a vehicle? The National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) provides some useful tips to help consumers navigate the decision-making and buying process to avoid costly mistakes. Mark Dommisse, National Chairperson, the… more
  • Altron’s Netstar and Putco improve safety for passengers and drivers
    Nov 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Altron’s Netstar and Putco improve safety…

    South Africa’s oldest and largest bus company, the Public Utility Transport Corporation (Putco), has over the past 18 months recorded impressive performance metrics in passenger safety, fuel management and improved driver behaviour following the… more
  • World-class Audi Centre for Johannesburg
    Nov 23, 2018 Motoring

    World-class Audi Centre for Johannesburg

    Situated in Braamfontein and with a landmark position in view of the Nelson Mandela Bridge, Audi Centre Johannesburg has undergone a substantial upgrade to become a world-class retail facility. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, Audi… more
  • Government thinks review of just 0.01% of submissions is sufficient to change S25 of Constitution
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Government thinks review of just 0.01% of…

    To consider the fundamental question of whether to change S 25 of the Constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation (EWC), it appears that the Constitutional Review Committee studied just 0.01% of the public submissions, if that. This… more
  • Ford Commences Production of All-New Ranger Raptor Engine
    Nov 23, 2018 Motoring

    Ford Commences Production of All-New Ranger…

    New four-cylinder turbodiesel engines will power the Ford Ranger Raptor and selected Ranger and Everest models due for launch in 2019 Highest-ever installed capacity for Struandale Engine Plant of up to 250 000 engines per year, in conjunction with… more
  • ‘Tis the season for online shopping – beware of phishing scams
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ‘Tis the season for online shopping – beware…

    ‘Tis the season for shopping and with it comes the threat of phishing, warns Penny Futter, Chief Information Officer at African Bank. She explains that phishing is when criminals use a form of electronic communication to try and extract sensitive… more
  • Towing To A Holiday Destination Needn’t Turn Into A Nightmare
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Towing To A Holiday Destination Needn’t Turn…

    The year-end holiday exodus is approaching fast – which for many will mean getting the trailer out and loading it up. Brink Towing Systems, the Pietermaritzburg-based company which manufactures, imports and distributes BRiNK tow bars, has taken the… more
  • Goldwagen Has Opened Its 100th Store
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goldwagen Has Opened Its 100th Store

    Goldwagen, the franchised automotive parts chain, has opened its 100th store. Since 1992, it has grown from a single outlet in Pretoria West selling used Volkswagen parts to a parts giant providing virtually any item for any brand available on the… more
  • Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport: Paint Shop on tour
    Nov 23, 2018 Motorsport

    Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport: Paint Shop…

    Once the Formula OneTM season leaves Europe, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport has to plan carefully the timing and processing of components that usually come back to the Paint Shop in Brackley, England, after every race. But for two races – the… more
  • The Force Will Be With You By December
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Force Will Be With You By December

    When South African holidaymakers go in search of wide-open spaces next month, Thule’s expansive range of luggage boxes can ensure that they have plenty of space up close too, en route to their chosen destination. The Thule Force XT cargo box is a… more
  • The prestigious Key Award 2018 presented to the short movie which launched the new Fiat 500X
    Nov 23, 2018 Motoring

    The prestigious Key Award 2018 presented to…

    Realised by the Fiat brand in association with creative agency Leo Burnett, the short movie built around the New 500X wins one of Italy's most coveted advertising awards. Inspired by '80s cult film "Back to the Future"*, the short movie "A taste of… more
  • Ferodo® hosts Eco-Friction Days event at Tarlton International Raceway
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ferodo® hosts Eco-Friction Days event at…

    Publicly-conducted tests demonstrate enhanced safety of environmentally-friendly pads Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 November 2018. Federal-Mogul Motorparts recently announced that Ferodo® Eco-Friction® brake pads reduced the stopping distance of a… more
  • CHEP in double win at Waste Management Awards in South Africa
    Nov 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    CHEP in double win at Waste Management…

    CHEP emerged victorious from the KZN Waste Management Awards evening, with two of the company’s Service Centres winning top awards for excellence in waste management. The awards, presented every two years by the Institute of Waste Management of… more
  • SANTACO acquires 25% stake in SA Taxi to the value of R1.7 Billion
    Nov 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    SANTACO acquires 25% stake in SA Taxi to the…

    Transaction Capital extends robust organic growth; positioned to continue growing earnings and dividends organically at historical rates South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) acquires 25% stake in SA Taxi through ground-breaking ownership… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 20 November 2018
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 20 November 2018

    MasterTips: Switched on driving In newer and more advanced cars, what exactly does each item of safety technology do and how can you benefit from it? MasterNews: Giving back to drivers on Black Friday MasterDrive will be participating in its first… more
  • SAA – more of the same mistakes promises more of the same hardships
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SAA – more of the same mistakes promises…

    There is a humorous saying: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” It’s often attributed to Albert Einstein, but he isn’t the one who said it. It isn’t the definition of insanity… more
  • Technology revolution is actually about people
    Nov 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Technology revolution is actually about…

    People working in the manufacturing industry tend to see the Fourth Industrial Revolution as yet another nail in the coffin of an already weakened industry. But without downplaying the challenges, there is another view. Global figures show that… more
  • New appointment for Konecranes-Demag Cranes
    Nov 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New appointment for Konecranes-Demag Cranes

    Having joined Konecranes and Demag in early September as Managing Director, Emil Berning has his work cut out for him with Konecranes and Demag soon to become one legal entity, known as Konecranes and Demag (Pty) Ltd, but trading as Konecranes.… more
  • Johan Rupert sponsors 70 Title Deeds in Aberdeen
    Nov 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Johan Rupert sponsors 70 Title Deeds in…

    On 16 November, 70 residents of the Karoo town of Aberdeen walked into the presentation hall as tenants and out as home owners, with full freehold title made possible by the generosity of businessman Johan Rupert and his wife Gaynor who are… more
  • Eugene van der Berg (Regional General Manager FAW SA), Darren Da Silva (COO of Strauss Logistics Zimbabwe), Wayne Greenwood (Managing Director of Choice Diesel Mozambique) and Trevour Bester (Sales, Marketing & Road Operations of Strauss Logistics Zimbabwe).
    Nov 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Strauss Logistics takes delivery of 44 FAW…

    Harare-based liquid fuels distribution giant, Strauss Logistics, recently placed an order for 44 FAW 33.420FT truck tractors from Choice Diesel Mozambique, which recently became FAWs’ first and only sales and service dealer in Mozambique. The truck… more
  • Finalists in the 2019 AutoTrader SA Car of the Year contest announced
    Nov 22, 2018 Motoring

    Finalists in the 2019 AutoTrader SA Car of…

    Twelve exceptional vehicles will battle it out for the ultimate automotive accolade: the 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year. The list comprises vehicles from Italy, Japan, Korea, Germany, France and Sweden and, in keeping with the diverse… more
  • New suppliers body to take on government over outstanding payments
    Nov 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New suppliers body to take on government…

    A new initiative, the Government Suppliers Action Group (GSACG) was launched to support suppliers to government with outstanding payments on invoices, which have not been paid within the prescribed 30-day payment rule. According to Gerrit Davids,… more
  • Fidelity SecureDrive hits the fleet market offering a safer, smarter and more connected fleet experience
    Nov 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Fidelity SecureDrive hits the fleet market…

    Fidelity SecureDrive, the latest offering from Fidelity Security, is set to cause waves in the vehicle tracking and telematics market. Wahl Bartmann, Group CEO of Fidelity Security, says moving into this segment made perfect sense for Fidelity -… more
  • FedEx Supports Safe School Area Initiative in Botswana
    Nov 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    FedEx Supports Safe School Area Initiative…

    Providing Infrastructure, Road Safety Education to Benefit Primary School Children At High Risk of Road Traffic Injury in Gaborone FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX),… more
  • Automechanika Shanghai prepares for highly anticipated new theme – Tomorrow’s Service & Mobility
    Nov 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Shanghai prepares for highly…

    Hailed to be Asia’s leading trade fair for automotive parts, accessories, equipment and services, organisers of Automechanika Shanghai strive to stay at the forefront of the industry’s latest advancements. As such, the show is delighted to present… more
  • The MISA Woman of the Year Judges. The MISA Woman of the year is judged by an independent panel of judges. The 2018 MISA Woman of the Year Judges are, from left, Ester de Beer (Labour Law Specialist), Susan Riva (Aon South Africa), Nicole McKnight (Super Group) and Lara Theron (The Hothouse Communications).
    Nov 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenacious Zuki is MISA’s Woman of the Year

    Zukiswa Sithole, apprentice technician at Tavcor Volkswagen in Port Elizabeth, has been named the Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) 2018 Woman of the Year. The Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) each year pays homage to the remarkable… more
  • Vishal Premlall, Director of SAPRA
    Nov 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Industry appeals for greater discussions on…

    The South African Petroleum Retailers Association (SAPRA), a constituent association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), says further discussions are needed before decisions can be made on the best way forward for petrol price relief… more
  • Tenneco signs Definitive Agreement to acquire Öhlins Racing A.B.
    Nov 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco signs Definitive Agreement to…

    Addition of technology company enables Tenneco to further capitalize on secular trends in intelligent suspension, autonomous driving and mobility Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Öhlins… more
  • Meagan Moody, ZF Aftermarket Marketing Communications Manager; Mark Verdi, winner; Niel Speetjens, ZF Aftermarket Technical Trainer
    Nov 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket and ASE Award a Master…

    The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) hosts Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet Technicians from across the country are presented with awards ZF Aftermarket was honored to participate in The National Institute for Automotive… more
  • On location images: The new BMW F 750 GS and the new BMW F 850 GS in Cape Town.
    Nov 19, 2018 Motoring

    On location images: The new BMW F 750 GS and…

    On location images: The new BMW F 750 GS and the new BMW F 850 GS in Cape Town. more
  • AUSA T 204 H telehandler for Grobbelaar Boerdery
    Nov 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    AUSA T 204 H telehandler for Grobbelaar…

    The versatility of the machine was a major factor behind Grobbelaar Boerdery’s recent purchase of the AUSA T 204 H telehandler from Danlou Agri Hartswater, the authorised distributor of Smith Power Equipment, AUSA’s southern African dealer. Having… more
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Nov 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Maintenance is a must for trucks ahead of…

    With an increase in spending and a demand on supply over the festive season there’s no doubt that more trucks will be on the road. “Trucks provide a vital service for consumers. Unfortunately, poorly serviced trucks or trucks not being serviced at… more
  • Isuzu Fan Showcases Work of Art
    Nov 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Isuzu Fan Showcases Work of Art

    The very same hands that by day apply microdots on Isuzu bakkies, has recently crafted a lifelike replica of the Isuzu bakkie out of wire and beads. With strong hands, scarred by some of his wire-work, yet gentle enough to add the most intricate… more
  • Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa Parade at the V&A Waterfront
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    Nov 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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    Nov 16, 2018 Mobilty Beat

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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 46
    Nov 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • Limited-Edition Subaru WRX STi Diamond Edition30
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    Nov 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

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  • Fiat is the Main Sponsor of the Turin Film Festival
    Nov 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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