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Automotive Business Review February / March / April 2021

 

  • Easter road statistics don’t add up
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Easter road statistics don’t add up

    Official numbers give false view of road safety in SA Easter road safety statistics released by Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula yesterday (SUBS: 8 April) would be encouraging if the broader Easter statistics from previous years aligned… more
  • Powerful Amarok V6 now bullet-resistant!
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Powerful Amarok V6 now bullet-resistant!

    The new 190 kW Amarok becomes the most powerful standard armoured double-cab bakkie in South Africa! Full B6 (assault rifle including AK47 and R1) protection. SVI has completed the first of three units. 12 weeks conversion time. With 190 kW and… more
  • FAW leads the pack in heavy commercial vehicle market
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    FAW leads the pack in heavy commercial vehicle market

    FAW Trucks dominates sales in Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) sector FAW 8.140FL 5-tonne and 15.180FL 8-tonne trucks drive sales in HCV segment Upgrade to models expected in second quarter of 2021 FAW Trucks achieved a significant milestone in… more
  • Akio Toyoda – 2021 World Car PERSON of the Year
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Akio Toyoda – 2021 World Car PERSON of the Year

    Ninety-three distinguished international journalists on the World Car Awards jury panel have voted AKIO TOYODA, President and CEO, Toyota Motor Corporation, as the 2021 World Car PERSON of the Year. Akio Toyoda is the charismatic President and… more
  • Botterill / Vacy-Lyle to start title defence in Delmas
    Apr 09, 2021 Motorsport

    Botterill / Vacy-Lyle to start title defence in Delmas

    The two opening rounds of the 2021 South African National Rally Championship (NRC) are due to take place this weekend, and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s Guy Botterill and navigator Simon Vacy-Lyle will be starting the defence of the title they won… more
  • JAC Motors' X200 1.5-tonne bakkie a popular choice among business owners
    Apr 09, 2021 Motoring

    JAC Motors' X200 1.5-tonne bakkie a popular choice among business owners

    Compact and manoeuvrable workhorse to go where big trucks cannot. Reliable 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine for harsh working conditions. Robust suspension with a large payload to comfortably transport heavy loads. Affordability and low running… more
  • 5 retail categories that will lead the sector’s recovery in 2021
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    5 retail categories that will lead the sector’s recovery in 2021

    While StatsSA’s latest figures show retail trade falling 3.5% year-on-year from 2019 to 2020, continuing a 10-month downward spiral, South Africa’s retailers are starting to show signs of adapting to the needs of the changing market. Dov… more
  • Mahindra opens new state-of-the-art warehouse in Linbro Park
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Mahindra opens new state-of-the-art warehouse in Linbro Park

    Mahindra South Africa today opened the doors to its new national parts warehouse in Linbro Business Park in Gauteng. The new warehouse, situated near the intersection of the N1, M1 and N3 highways in Johannesburg, is more than 30% larger than… more
  • Chemical Logistics Toyota racing on top as GTC heads to Zwartkops
    Apr 09, 2021 Motorsport

    Chemical Logistics Toyota racing on top as GTC heads to Zwartkops

    Investchem Racing heads to Zwartkops with two of its Global Touring Car drivers on top in the title chase and the third man tied in fourth as the series descends on Pretoria fully intent on delivering the race of the day at Saturday 17 April's… more
  • Renault colours the world
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Renault colours the world

    The figures are relentless! Despite an increasingly wide range of body colours, it is the so-called ’neutral’ colours such as white, black, and gray that are by far the most popular for new car buyers. In this context, Renault is the brand that… more
  • Thousandfold tested with DEPRAG: fast, safe and gentle
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Thousandfold tested with DEPRAG: fast, safe and gentle

    Screwdriver Function Module with electronic stroke DEPRAG supplies test bench for leading fuel tank system manufacturer The automotive technology company Blau, subsidiary of MAGNA Energy Storage Systems GesmbH in Weiz, Austria relies on… more
  • Do you use adaptive cruise control?
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Do you use adaptive cruise control?

    MasterDrive is a firm advocate of ensuring you understand the safety technology in your vehicle. This includes knowing how to use it properly to ensure it provides extra safety and does not become a hazard. The below article on a study on… more
  • E-Fuels: building block in the drive mix
    Apr 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    E-Fuels: building block in the drive mix

    Electromobility is gaining momentum, especially when it comes to individual transport. Despite this, it does not have to be the only drive type when it comes to the emissions-free mobility mix of the future. Synthetic fuels, i.e. E-Fuels, could… more
  • Volkswagen leads the passenger car market in the first three months of 2021
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Volkswagen leads the passenger car market in the first three months of 2021

    The Volkswagen brand sold over 17 000 units in the first three months of 2021. The Uitenhage manufacturing plant has exported over 26 000 Polos to international markets in the first quarter of 2021. The Volkswagen brand in South Africa recorded… more
  • Ford Adds Eye-catching Style and Personality to Segment-leading EcoSport
    Apr 09, 2021 Motoring

    Ford Adds Eye-catching Style and Personality to Segment-leading EcoSport

    Ford EcoSport Black added to EcoSport line-up Exclusive, dynamic appearance with black treatment for the grille, front skid plate, roof, integrated roof rails, bonnet and side decals, 16-inch alloy wheels and spare wheel cover Based on Ambiente… more
  • Howard Gabriels appointed as the Credit Ombud
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Howard Gabriels appointed as the Credit Ombud

    Howard Gabriels who was previously the Interim Ombud since November 2019 was officially appointed as the Credit Ombud in February 2021. It is his long career in the public sector and various leadership positions that gives us the confidence… more
  • Benefit from Skills Development
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Benefit from Skills Development

    Increase productivity, morale, and profitability Efficiency, optimism, and an improved bottom line are some of the benefits a company with strategic focus on skills development obtains. Regulatory authorities have set in place regulated… more
  • Efforts from all stakeholders strengthening electric vehicle ecosystem in India, says GlobalData
    Apr 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Efforts from all stakeholders strengthening electric vehicle ecosystem in India, says…

    Concentrated efforts from the government and other stakeholders will boost the supply and demand of electric vehicles (EVs) and subsequently drive the adoption of the EVs in India, says GlobalData, a leading research and analytics company.… more
  • Perseverance Rover on Mars Uses Specially Formulated Barrier Film
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Perseverance Rover on Mars Uses Specially Formulated Barrier Film

    The Mars Perseverance Rover now operational on Mars is using a barrier film from FUCHS Lubricants member company, Nye Lubricants, a manufacturer of specialty lubricants for space applications and critical applications in the automotive, medical… more
  • Noelan Vandayar MD and Owner of the AA Auto Centre, Mercia Jansen MD of Motul SA, Willem Groenewald CEO of AA
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    AA Auto Centre Appoints Motul as Their Oil and Lubricant Partner

    The AA Auto Centre, South Africa’s first Automobile Association-backed workshop, has now opened to meet the needs of vehicle owners and fleet operators. Based in Commercial City, Strydom Park, Johannesburg, the AA Auto Centre is already raising… more
  • Showcase your Business at the Virtual Infrastructure Africa Exhibition
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Showcase your Business at the Virtual Infrastructure Africa Exhibition

    We are excited to announce that we will host a virtual exhibition as part of the upcoming Infrastructure Africa on 22 - 23 June 2021. Our virtual event will allow companies and clients to interact safely with each other and keep their business… more
  • Road maintenance in SA: challenges, progress and solutions
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Road maintenance in SA: challenges, progress and solutions

    “On international road maintenance day today, it is important to recognise challenges around road maintenance but also to acknowledge progress being made and offer solutions to accelerate the delivery of road maintenance projects.” This is… more
  • Rolls-Royce Motor Cars reports record first quarter results
    Apr 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars reports record first quarter results

    Rolls-Royce reports record first quarter sales, up 62% on the same period in 2020 Total exceeds previous record set in 2019 and is the highest in the marque's 116-year history Sales growth was seen in all markets, with the strongest in China,… more
  • How telematics is driving e-commerce in South Africa during Covid-19
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    How telematics is driving e-commerce in South Africa during Covid-19

    By Justin Manson, Sales Director at Webfleet Solutions If ever there was a time for the e-commerce sector to adopt telematics technology, it would be now: COVID-19 has disrupted the retail landscape, with more South Africans now choosing… more
  • BMW Group on clear growth path with record first-quarter sales
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    BMW Group on clear growth path with record first-quarter sales

    BMW Group sells 636,606 vehicles in Q1 (+33.5%) Sales higher in all major regions of the world Sales growth at BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce Electrified vehicle sales more than double Pieter Nota: “All-time sales high in first quarter underlines… more
  • POPIA: Registration of information officers commences
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    POPIA: Registration of information officers commences

    As per the POPI Act and Information Regulator, the date for compliance with the POPI Act remains 30 June 2021. However, the Information Regulator has published a notice indicating that the date for the registration of Information Officers,… more
  • Engen and Caring4Girls visit Tshedimosetso and Kanana Secondary schools
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Engen and Caring4Girls visit Tshedimosetso and Kanana Secondary schools

    On April 7th, 550 learners at Kanana Secondary School in Orkney in the North West Province and 323 female learners at Tshedimosetso Secondary in Klerksdorp received hygiene hampers, ensuring that the girl learners remain in school during their… more
  • Steel industry: Does AMSA bully its customers?
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Steel industry: Does AMSA bully its customers?

    by Gerhard Papenfus NEASA recently received complaints from numerous AMSA customers to the effect that AMSA is employing bullying tactics towards them. The following examples were listed: one AMSA customer complained that they haven’t received… more
  • The cryptocurrency revolution, what is the outlook for 2021?
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    The cryptocurrency revolution, what is the outlook for 2021?

    With recent Bitcoin price performance on a high, Fred Razak, Chief Trading Strategist from CMTrading, discusses the cryptocurrency market outlook for 2021. “The Bitcoin price has surged up to $60 000. And there are a few influencing factors… more
  • Hyundai strengthening EV presence with innovative products, says GlobalData
    Apr 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Hyundai strengthening EV presence with innovative products, says GlobalData

    Following the news that South Korean auto giant Hyundai is promoting its new electric car Ioniq 5, which has bidirectional charging technology and can power home appliances; Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData,… more
  • Momentum Metropolitan’s Cyber Security Team issue cautionary to consumers to be alert to not get taken by scammers
    Apr 08, 2021 Buzz

    Momentum Metropolitan’s Cyber Security Team issue cautionary to consumers to be alert to…

    As times get tougher scammers are becoming more determined and craftier at cheating people out of their money. Globally security experts are seeing up to a 155% increase in certain types of scams. Momentum Metropolitan’s security teams have… more
  • bauma CONEXPO AFRICA 2021 cancelled
    Apr 08, 2021 Buzz

    bauma CONEXPO AFRICA 2021 cancelled

    bauma CONEXPO AFRICA, the key trade show for construction, building material, mining, agriculture & forestry machinery and vehicles, has been cancelled for 2021. Suzette Scheepers, CEO of event organisers Messe Muenchen South Africa, said the… more
  • SKF bearings help Mars Rover collect rock and regolith samples on the planet’s surface
    Apr 08, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    SKF bearings help Mars Rover collect rock and regolith samples on the planet’s surface

    Each time the Perseverance Mars Rover collects or handles rock and regolith samples in Jezero Crater during its multiple-year mission on the surface of the red planet, key components from SKF will facilitate that those activities successfully… more
  • Toyota Gazoo Racing Driving Academy wants you to be a better driver
    Apr 08, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Toyota Gazoo Racing Driving Academy wants you to be a better driver

    Years of experience alone are not enough to make you the safest driver on the road. We all need to polish up on our driving from time to time, and this applies to both seasoned and novice drivers. There will always be room for improvement, and… more
  • Technical apprentices: Employ the Best: NEASA Employers to benefit
    Apr 08, 2021 Buzz

    Technical apprentices: Employ the Best: NEASA Employers to benefit

    A historic 'growth agreement' has been signed between NEASA and the trade union Solidarity, for the explicit purpose of promoting training and job opportunities for young apprentices. In terms of the agreement, Solidarity, through Sol-Tech… more
  • Preventative controls are key to support roll out of vaccines
    Apr 08, 2021 Covid-19

    Preventative controls are key to support roll out of vaccines

    In response to the pandemic in 2020, and to support and protect its citizens, the South African government took swift action to approve a multibillion-rand relief package. This relief package was meant to, amongst others, assist vulnerable… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: survey changes
    Apr 08, 2021 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: survey changes

    As previously communicated, the UIF TERS Fund survey will be performed on a monthly basis only in future, in order to ensure optimal participation and reliable statistics. We hereby request all employers, who have ever applied for the TERS Fund… more
  • POPIA prior authorisation applications are open
    Apr 08, 2021 Buzz

    POPIA prior authorisation applications are open

    The POPIA Information Regulator has published guidelines in respect of applications to obtain approval to process certain personal information for which “prior approval” is specifically required in terms of the POPI Act. In terms of POPIA,… more
  • MEIBC mandate required
    Apr 08, 2021 Buzz

    MEIBC mandate required

    Dear Steel Industry employer The trade union parties to the MEIBC have requested that NEASA should agree to the following demands: sign a new Registration and Administration Levy Agreement which will increase the administration levy payable by… more
  • Festool on the dangers, safety and importance of filtration and classes of dust. For health reasons, longer tool life and work quality
    Apr 07, 2021 Buzz

    Festool on the dangers, safety and importance of filtration and classes of dust. For…

    Festool have the largest comprehensive range of technically advanced dust extractors available knowing how important dust free sites and workplaces are to the industry Festool Dust Extractors keep the workplace safe and healthy for all workers,… more
  • 21YM Honda CRF300L
    Apr 07, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    21YM Honda CRF300L

    1. Introduction The essence of what makes a true dual-purpose motorcycle has long been in Honda’s DNA. In the late 1970s the XL250S was launched - a bike providing genuine on-road usability with excellent off-road performance. The entire XL… more
  • Ford Wildlife Foundation expands its support for EWT through the People in Conservation Programme
    Apr 07, 2021 Buzz

    Ford Wildlife Foundation expands its support for EWT through the People in Conservation…

    The Ford Wildlife Foundation is extending its support to the Endangered Wildlife Trust by providing its People in Conservation (PIC) Programme with a locally-built Ford Ranger Initiative implements critically important projects to address… more
  • World premiere of the all-new Toyota GR 86
    Apr 07, 2021 Motoring

    World premiere of the all-new Toyota GR 86

    New coupe faithful to the fun-to-drive characteristics of its GT86 predecessor Light weight and low centre of gravity secure agile handling Third model in Toyota’s line-up of global GR sports cars, joining GR Supra and GR Yaris New 2.4-litre… more
  • Are you ready for POPIA enforcement?
    Apr 07, 2021 Buzz

    Are you ready for POPIA enforcement?

    The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) was proclaimed by the President on July 2020 and from 1 July 2021, any person or organisation that keeps any type of records relating to the personal information of anyone, including companies… more
  • McLaren Automotive appoints Mohamed Fawzi as Market Director for Middle East and Africa
    Apr 07, 2021 Buzz

    McLaren Automotive appoints Mohamed Fawzi as Market Director for Middle East and Africa

    McLaren Automotive, the British creator of luxury, high-performance supercars, has announced the appointment of Mohamed Fawzi, as Market Director for Middle East and Africa. With more than two decades of automotive experience, Mohamed will be… more
  • Representative Earnings Research in the Loss of Earnings Field – Jaen Beelders from 21st Century weighs in on this research.
    Apr 07, 2021 Buzz

    Representative Earnings Research in the Loss of Earnings Field – Jaen Beelders from 21st…

    Since Analytico’s publication in the Koch Quantum Yearbook (QYB), Analytico, a 21st Century company, has had numerous requests about their research in the Loss of Earnings field, that is published and used widely by experts in the field. This… more
  • Beyond infrastructure plans – SA needs action, regulation to overcome water and waste crises
    Apr 07, 2021 Buzz

    Beyond infrastructure plans – SA needs action, regulation to overcome water and waste…

    Major long-term infrastructure plans are necessary, but South Africa also needs to take immediate action to overcome current water and waste management problems and looming crises. This is according to industry experts helping inform the IFAT… more
  • Local Cathcart EP hero in charge after second round
    Apr 06, 2021 Motorsport

    Local Cathcart EP hero in charge after second round

    Eastern Province home hero Tristan Purdon and his Red Bull KTM stamped authority on the second round of the Cannabis Energy Drink & TRP Distributors South African National Motocross Championship at the Rover Raceway in Port Elizabeth Saturday.… more
  • Battery innovation key for renewable energy
    Apr 06, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Battery innovation key for renewable energy

    The International Energy Agency predicts that almost 50% of sub-Saharan Africa will rely on renewable energy sources by 2040.1 While reliable energy will be critical for the continent’s economic growth, reliable battery storage will play an… more
  • NADA Comment: South African vehicle sales change up a gear
    Apr 06, 2021 Buzz

    NADA Comment: South African vehicle sales change up a gear

    “Stronger retail sales in the South African vehicle market in March are most encouraging, and this year may be better than expected for the local motor industry,” commented Mark Dommisse, Chairperson of the National Automobile Dealers’… more
  • ATI Performance Products announces its first Chief Transmission Technology Officer
    Apr 06, 2021 Motorsport

    ATI Performance Products announces its first Chief Transmission Technology Officer

    ATI Performance Products, Inc. (ATI) announces the appointment of Vince Fourcade as Chief Transmission Technology Officer (CTTO). Effective March 1, Fourcade joined ATI, bringing with him three decades of performance racing and automatic… more
  • Building a Better World – Ford Announces Steps Towards Carbon Neutrality, Sets Significant Emissions Goals for 2035
    Apr 06, 2021 Buzz

    Building a Better World – Ford Announces Steps Towards Carbon Neutrality, Sets…

    On the road to carbon neutrality by 2050, Ford outlines two new science-based CO2 interim emissions targets, helping build a better world The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) endorses Ford’s global 2035 targets for reducing absolute… more
  • Audit outcome indicates an urgency for accountability
    Apr 06, 2021 Buzz

    Audit outcome indicates an urgency for accountability

    The Auditor General (AG), Ms. Tsakani Maluleke, released the 2019-20 national and provincial audit outcomes on Wednesday, 31 March 2021. The overall audit outcome reflects an improvement despite the challenges experienced by the impact of the… more
  • Looking at food franchising options through a new, affordable and mobile lens
    Apr 06, 2021 Buzz

    Looking at food franchising options through a new, affordable and mobile lens

    The Franchise Co., which has some of South Africa’s leading food brands in its stable, has set its sights on developing a whole new category of entrepreneurs by offering the country’s first franchised mobile restaurant. The travelling… more
  • On the Green Curve: Unpacking priority investment areas for growth
    Apr 06, 2021 Buzz

    On the Green Curve: Unpacking priority investment areas for growth

    The automotive industry stands upon the precipice of significant disruption. We have identified the factors driving success and growth in the sector. Don't miss out on the opportunity to join our discussion with an esteemed panel of industry… more
  • The new Audi RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback: compact power packs have arrived
    Apr 06, 2021 Motoring

    The new Audi RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback: compact power packs have arrived

    Compact SUV range now includes two performance derivatives Offering high performance, athletic design and everyday usability Including the iconic five cylinder, 294 kW, 480 Nm and quattro all-wheel drive Audi presents the new edition of the RS… more
  • Hilux posts close to 4 000 sales in March
    Apr 02, 2021 Buzz

    Hilux posts close to 4 000 sales in March

    TOTAL TOYOTA SALES: 10 797 HILUX SALES: 3 941 HIACE SES’FIKILE: 1 348 URBAN CRUISER: 977 FORTUNER: 966 Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) registered a total of 10 797 vehicles sold in the month of March 2021. Last month’s aggregate total is 2… more
  • Essential car maintenance before and after a roadtrip
    Apr 02, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Essential car maintenance before and after a roadtrip

    It’s one of the most exciting times in the South African calendar — long weekends galore (that’s if you plan your leave days right). And extra holiday time means more time to travel, explore Mzansi, and visit family and friends. No matter your… more
  • Easter road safety
    Apr 02, 2021 Buzz

    Easter road safety

    As we enter the Easter period drivers should raise their awareness of these common causes of crashes from previous years and be prepared to handle it should they encounter a similar scenario. The CEO of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, says, “With… more
  • Get the basics right this holiday season and enjoy a well-earned rest
    Apr 02, 2021 Covid-19

    Get the basics right this holiday season and enjoy a well-earned rest

    Many South Africans breathed a sigh of relief when the President, in his address to the ‘family meeting’, this past Tuesday evening, did not announce any additional travelling restrictions for the coming Easter weekend. For many of us this will… more
  • naamsa announces new vehicle sales turnaround for March 2021
    Apr 02, 2021 Buzz

    naamsa announces new vehicle sales turnaround for March 2021

    naamsa wishes all SA road users a safe and a peaceful Easter Weekend The Automotive Business Council, as it has become a monthly national ritual, released the March 2021 new vehicle statistics and said that the expected new vehicle market… more
  • The Suez Canal blockage – lessons to be learned
    Apr 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The Suez Canal blockage – lessons to be learned

    Insurers have been warning for years that the increasing size of vessels is leading to a higher accumulation of risk when something goes wrong. These fears are now being realized, with the MS Ever Given having blocked the Suez Canal for several… more
  • MINI Sharing plugs into MINI Electric in South Africa
    Apr 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    MINI Sharing plugs into MINI Electric in South Africa

    MINI South Africa will launch MINI Sharing with the first all-electric MINI in May 2021. Starting in Sandton, Johannesburg, the service will be available to both MINI and non-MINI drivers who register to use the service at the pilot site. The… more
  • High-flow Ultramid® Advanced for connectors in electronic applications
    Apr 01, 2021 Buzz

    High-flow Ultramid® Advanced for connectors in electronic applications

    Extremely low moisture uptake, excellent toughness and dimensional stability at high temperatures of new BASF polyphthalamide ensure stable performance during post-processing by surface mount technology Tailor-made, stable colored material for… more
  •  ABB and Amazon Web Services steer fleets to an all-electric future
    Apr 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    ABB and Amazon Web Services steer fleets to an all-electric future

    ABB and Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, announced a collaboration to jointly develop a cloud-based digital solution for the real-time fleet management of electric vehicles (EVs). The solution will optimise the efficient… more
  • First Refrigerated Vehicle for Vaccine in the World to Obtain WHO's Performance, Quality and Safety Prequalification
    Apr 01, 2021 Covid-19

    First Refrigerated Vehicle for Vaccine in the World to Obtain WHO's Performance, Quality…

    Partnership for Establishing methods for refrigerated vaccine transportation Contributing toward improving the rate of vaccine use in developing countries Land Cruiser 78 used as base for refrigerated vaccine transportation First refrigerated… more
  • ENHALO - 7 Simple Steps to keep your SME Cyber Safe
    Apr 01, 2021 Buzz

    ENHALO - 7 Simple Steps to keep your SME Cyber Safe

    Cybersecurity for Small Business has come to the fore as more SME’s shifted towards digitalisation to survive in the unstable by Covid-19 circumstances. Yet, shockingly, according to research from IBM and the Ponemon Institute released in 2020,… more
  • DiDi expands to Cape Town
    Apr 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    DiDi expands to Cape Town

    DiDi enters the Cape Town market with a commitment to bringing entrepreneurship opportunities and safer, more accessible mobility options. DiDi, the world’s leading mobility platform, has started its registration process for drivers in Cape… more
  • Automobile Association CEO, Willem Groenewald, (left), and AA Auto Centre owner, Noelan Vandayar, officially opening the first AA Auto Centre in Johannesburg.
    Apr 01, 2021 Buzz

    AA launches its first Auto Centre in Gauteng

    As part of its mission to provide motorists with cost-effective, reliable, and trusted services, the Automobile Association (AA) has launched its first AA Auto Centre. The first centre is in Gauteng, and the Association plans to open several… more
  • The countdown to Tyrexpo Asia 2021 continues with confidence
    Apr 01, 2021 Buzz

    The countdown to Tyrexpo Asia 2021 continues with confidence

    With just under eight months to go, Tarsus Group are set to stage their very first Tyrexpo Asia 2021 show in Singapore. It is very much ‘Business as Usual’ thanks to the company’s extremely positive attitude and momentum throughout the current… more
  • MasterDrive trains throughout holiday period
    Apr 01, 2021 Buzz

    MasterDrive trains throughout holiday period

    MasterDrive will remain open throughout the Easter school holidays to continue delivering training to any businesses that need to continue meeting their health and safety requirements. We hope to minimise the effect COVID-19 has had on the… more
  • Tesla is the Fastest Growing Brand Globally; Brand Value Surged by 158% YoY to $32B in 2021
    Apr 01, 2021 Buzz

    Tesla is the Fastest Growing Brand Globally; Brand Value Surged by 158% YoY to $32B in…

    The year 2020 has been a fantastic year for Tesla, despite the COVID-19 effects on the global automotive industry. The company's stock price surged by 500% on the year, while the market cap hit $594bn this week, seven times more than a year… more
  • Cummins and Isuzu announce global mid-range powertrain and advanced engineering collaboration
    Apr 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Cummins and Isuzu announce global mid-range powertrain and advanced engineering…

    Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and Isuzu Motors Limited (Isuzu) have announced agreements for a global mid-range diesel powertrain and an advanced engineering collaboration, marking another step forward in the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership… more
  • Volta Zero makes its Spanish debut as it continues its European Tour
    Apr 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Volta Zero makes its Spanish debut as it continues its European Tour

    Volta Trucks, the leading full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, has confirmed that the Volta Zero will make its Spanish debut as it continues its tour of important, sustainability-focused European cities. The touch-down in Spain… more
  • The new HP series offers spacious operator platform or panoramic cabin with maximum visibility over the machine and the construction site
    Apr 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Wirtgen Group SA launches HP Series pneumatic tyre rollers

    Wirtgen Group South Africa has introduced its HP Series, a totally new generation of pneumatic tyre rollers from its HAMM brand. Key talking points on the new range include the technically advanced operator station, the innovative water and… more
  • What a save! Tembaletu learners are loving their new soccer field
    Apr 01, 2021 Buzz

    Engen steps up again to support Gugulethu school for differently abled learners

    Engen has again stepped up to support Tembaletu School for Learners with Special Education Needs, this time by contributing to the renovation of the school’s play area and soccer field. In 2020, Engen answered a call from the office of the… more
  • Top three in the world finalists – 2021 World Car Awards
    Apr 01, 2021 Motoring

    Top three in the world finalists – 2021 World Car Awards

    The WORLD CAR FINALS countdown excitement continues with today’s announcement of the TOP THREE IN THE WORLD finalists for the 2021 edition of the World Car Awards. A jury of 93 distinguished international automotive journalists selected the… more
  • The dangers of driving in the heat - how to stay safe on the road over the Easter bank holiday
    Apr 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The dangers of driving in the heat - how to stay safe on the road over the Easter bank…

    With the long Easter bank holiday approaching, the clocks having changed and the weather warming up, many drivers are unaware that summer driving can pose similar risks to winter driving. Uswitch have put together a checklist on things to do in… more
  • State governments facilitating electric two-wheeler financing will boost EV adoption in India, says GlobalData
    Apr 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    State governments facilitating electric two-wheeler financing will boost EV adoption in…

    Following the news that New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has sought expressions of interest from prospective electric vehicle (EV) suppliers to buy over 100,000 electric two-wheelers; Bakar Sadik… more
  • GP TEK, The World’s Lightest Motorcycle Wheel, Exceeds Expectations
    Apr 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    GP TEK, The World’s Lightest Motorcycle Wheel, Exceeds Expectations

    Motorcycle racers and track day enthusiasts can now add a new weapon to their armoury: the GP TEK wheelset, the lightest and most advanced motorcycle wheels in the world. With a combined mass approaching 3.8 kg/nine pounds (depending on… more
  • Transformation and Inclusivity Vital for the Transport Industry
    Apr 01, 2021 Buzz

    Transformation and Inclusivity Vital for the Transport Industry

    Bringing more female commercial drivers into the transport industry makes business, economic and social sense. The industry is willing and eager to transform. To do this successfully however, requires a concerted drive: with proper planning and… more
  • Vuyani Jarana – Leon Louw SAA Wager Joint Statement
    Apr 01, 2021 Buzz

    Vuyani Jarana – Leon Louw SAA Wager Joint Statement

    “I’m very excited,” said Leon Louw, Free Market Foundation (FMF) President, “about the final outcome of our wager on South African Airways (SAA) profitability. Everyone knows SAA has not become profitable by the end of March as hoped three… more
  • Covid-19 lockdown: amended regulations announced
    Mar 31, 2021 Covid-19

    Covid-19 lockdown: amended regulations announced

    The President, last night, amended the Covid-19 Alert Level 1 regulations. The President has indicated that the following amended regulations remain applicable:- all indoor and outdoor gatherings, including religious, political and cultural… more
  • Happy birthday, Abarth!
    Mar 31, 2021 Motoring

    Happy birthday, Abarth!

    March 31 marks the 72nd anniversary of the founding of Abarth, the brand that has always been the by-word for performance and style. The brand’s badge has also developed over time while remaining true to its core values from the realistic… more
  • Plan your journey this Easter holiday season
    Mar 31, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Plan your journey this Easter holiday season

    The Easter weekend and school holiday break is coming up. After a busy start to the year, most people will choose to either take a short break over Easter or take advantage of the school holidays and long weekends to relax and unwind. Bakwena… more
  • Hybrid By Nature: the campaign for the all new Renault Arkana
    Mar 31, 2021 Motoring

    Hybrid By Nature: the campaign for the all new Renault Arkana

    A campaign for the All New Renault Arkana, a hybrid, thanks to its E-Tech engine, but also with its sporty and racy design. Renault Arkana is a hybrid by nature: a sporty, sleek design, a large cargo capacity, and a full range of micro-hybrid… more
  • Fuel could reach record highs in April -  Easter travel budgets hit hard
    Mar 31, 2021 Buzz

    Fuel could reach record highs in April - Easter travel budgets hit hard

    The Automobile Association (AA) says it expects a further hefty hike in fuel prices in April with 95 ULP heading into record territory when the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy makes the official adjustment next Wednesday. The AA was… more
  • The Five Ws to a safer journey these Easter Holidays
    Mar 31, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The Five Ws to a safer journey these Easter Holidays

    In the last decade approximately 2469 people have died on SA roads over the Easter period Road safety is not just specific to drivers. Passengers and pedestrians must also play their part Ford South Africa with Driving Skills For Life have been… more
  • Semiconductor shortage will halt development of connected car technologies says VNC Automotive
    Mar 31, 2021 Buzz

    Semiconductor shortage will halt development of connected car technologies says VNC…

    Auto industry ‘Perfect Storm’ through growing supply chain issues A generation of cars quickly out of date with upcoming technology Longer term impact on adoption of EVS and autonomous tech The dwindling supplies of the semiconductors relied… more
  • Panasonic and McAfee agree to jointly start building Vehicle SOC for commercialisation of Vehicle Security Monitoring Services
    Mar 31, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Panasonic and McAfee agree to jointly start building Vehicle SOC for commercialisation of…

    Panasonic Corporation and McAfee Corp. (Nasdaq: MCFE), have agreed to jointly start building a Vehicle Security Operation Centre (hereinafter, Vehicle SOC) to commercialise vehicle security monitoring services. To protect connected vehicles… more
  • IMSAf Group CFO bows out after 40 years
    Mar 31, 2021 Buzz

    IMSAf Group CFO bows out after 40 years

    Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAf) Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be laying down his tools after 40 years at Isuzu. Mitsuteru Yageta (64) was deployed by Isuzu Japan as an expatriate at IMSAf in 2018 as the Group CFO after Isuzu Motors… more
  • The new Mercedes-Benz Vito facelift offers value-adding enhancements
    Mar 31, 2021 Motoring

    The new Mercedes-Benz Vito facelift offers value-adding enhancements

    Vito available in Panel Van, Mixto and Tourer variants New look radiator grille adds eye-catching appeal Comfortable and durable interior Latest infotainment offering Centurion – Tshwane. This year, the Mercedes-Benz Vito turns 25 and to… more
  • Why data backups are in the spotlight in 2021
    Mar 31, 2021 Buzz

    Why data backups are in the spotlight in 2021

    By Mikey Molfessis, cybersecurity expert at Mimecast In light of the growing volume of cyberattacks - especially since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic - it has never been more important to ensure business continuity and recovery in the event… more
  • The all-new Renault Kangoo: the elegant and spacious combispace
    Mar 31, 2021 Motoring

    The all-new Renault Kangoo: the elegant and spacious combispace

    A true icon ever since its release in 1997, Kangoo won over the hearts of its customers with its spacious, modular design with plenty of storage options. The All-New Kangoo, it is Kangoo and more! It has improved on all the original features… more
  • Financial behaviours SMME’s need to adopt during times of crisis.
    Mar 31, 2021 Buzz

    Financial behaviours SMME’s need to adopt during times of crisis.

    An emergency or unexpected occurrence can have a negative impact on your business. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the need for SMMEs to adopt new ways of doing things and has pushed businesses to try and become more financially… more
  • Chery Ranks First in China in the Export of Passenger Vehicles Globally for 18 Consecutive Years
    Mar 31, 2021 Buzz

    Chery Ranks First in China in the Export of Passenger Vehicles Globally for 18…

    Chery recently released its sales results for 2020. Amid the global spread of COVID-19, Chery achieved exports of 114,000 units, up by 18.7% year on year and ranking first among Chinese passenger vehicle brands for 18 consecutive years. Chery's… more
  • On a Quest for More Convenience
    Mar 31, 2021 Motoring

    On a Quest for More Convenience

    For 2021 Toyota has bolstered the Corolla Quest product offering to offer enhanced convenience. While retaining the familiar 1.8-litre, single-engine line-up, the previously un-badged entry grade has been renamed Plus, while the Prestige and… more
  • Last call for the webinar to explore the automotive market of China's rising super-region
    Mar 31, 2021 Buzz

    Last call for the webinar to explore the automotive market of China's rising super-region

    On 31 March (This Wednesday), CAPAS will host a webinar to help players capitalise on the automotive industry’s potential in China’s new super-region (the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Rim). Representatives and experts from Sichuan's government… more
  • South African Motocross Championship heads to Nelson Mandela Bay
    Mar 31, 2021 Motorsport

    South African Motocross Championship heads to Nelson Mandela Bay

    What South African National Motocross Round 2 Preview Where Rover, Gqebehra, EP When Saturday 3 April 2021 Community South Africa National If the opening round of the 2021 Cannabis Energy Drink & TRP Distributors South African National… more
  • BMW Group steps up sustainable sourcing of lithium for battery cell production to ensure rapid e-mobility expansion.
    Mar 31, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group steps up sustainable sourcing of lithium for battery cell production to ensure…

    The BMW Group will be accelerating its expansion of e-mobility in the coming years. This will also increase the need for lithium, an important raw material for production of battery cells. For this reason, the company will source lithium from a… more
  • Williams Hunt Isuzu 2021 Tuna Classic is going to be BIG
    Mar 31, 2021 Buzz

    Williams Hunt Isuzu 2021 Tuna Classic is going to be BIG

    This year the Williams Hunt Isuzu Tuna Classic seems to be heading for a big one in Algoa Bay with over R200 000 worth of prizes up for grabs. Some large Tuna catches are expected over the fishing period of Thursday, April 22 to Saturday, April… more
  • MiWay launches fully digital car insurance that covers you in the blink of an eye
    Mar 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    MiWay launches fully digital car insurance that covers you in the blink of an eye

    Leading short-term insurer and financial services provider, MiWay launches MiWay Blink, a fully digital car insurance app, with monthly cashback benefits to incentivise safe driving and reflect actual distance travelled. The app was developed… more
  • Reversing the Move to Cities Explained by IDTechEx
    Mar 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Reversing the Move to Cities Explained by IDTechEx

    While technologies are emerging for cities to be independent in food, water and energy, safe and pleasant, progress is mostly poor and global warming threatens migrants overwhelming cities. By all means, let us see the smart city advances take… more
  • BMW Group Midrand Campus lends itself as a canvas for Wits School of Arts students.
    Mar 30, 2021 Buzz

    BMW Group Midrand Campus lends itself as a canvas for Wits School of Arts students.

    The BMW Group celebrates 50 years of global cultural engagement. BMW Group South Africa supports the Fine Arts through a unique collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Arts in Johannesburg. The BMW Group Midrand… more
  • Ford’s Commitment to Promoting Literacy as Strong as Ever
    Mar 30, 2021 Buzz

    Ford’s Commitment to Promoting Literacy as Strong as Ever

    Ford South Africa celebrates a 22-year partnership with Rally to Read Ford continues support for disadvantaged primary schools in Mpumalanga R1.3 million donated for final year of three-year programme Bringing the gift of literacy on World… more
  • Telematics and Intelligent Mobility Conference
    Mar 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Telematics and Intelligent Mobility Conference

    Hosted by Pinkerton Advanced Trading 22- 23 April 2021 Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa Top reasons to attend: To understand the fundamentals in eet management best practices, and lessons learned during the pandemic period Learn… more
  • Engen Settlers Way offers a brand new Woolies and a slice of Andiccio24
    Mar 30, 2021 Buzz

    Engen Settlers Way offers a brand new Woolies and a slice of Andiccio24

    Engen’s fast-food convenience offering is flourishing, and Cape Town customers can now enjoy a slice of Andiccio24’s delicious pizza at the newly opened Engen Settler’s Way Convenience Centre in Mowbray. Opened officially on 25 March 2021,… more
  • Mr. Supply Chain Daniel Stanton at 2021 SAPICS Conference
    Mar 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Mr. Supply Chain Daniel Stanton at 2021 SAPICS Conference

    Daniel Stanton is the well-known author of “Supply Chain Management For Dummies”. He is a supply chain executive, entrepreneur, and educator popularly known as “Mr. Supply Chain”. Stanton will share his insights with African supply chain… more
  • A small decline hides massive winners and losers in freight sub-sectors
    Mar 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    A small decline hides massive winners and losers in freight sub-sectors

    The month of February was the 18th consecutive month in which the Ctrack Freight Transport Index showed a decline. Like January, the February year on year decline was marginal, although greater than that of January. A decline of 1,6% after a… more
  • AAAM hosts Vehicle Component Suppliers in Ghana
    Mar 30, 2021 Buzz

    AAAM hosts Vehicle Component Suppliers in Ghana

    The African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) hosted an exploratory visit by automotive component manufacturers to Ghana in the first week of March. The objective was to introduce potential investors to the Ghanaian automotive… more
  • New name, same peace of mind shopping experience
    Mar 30, 2021 Buzz

    New name, same peace of mind shopping experience

    Motus Select, previously known as Imperial Select, has a reputation for offering good quality used vehicles to the South African market and aims to continue doing so under this new brand, alongside a new website. The name Motus might be new but… more
  •  Open drains and the devastating repercussions in vulnerable areas
    Mar 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Open drains and the devastating repercussions in vulnerable areas

    Taking a tour along the roads of some densely populated estates and slum areas in Nairobi and there is usually one common feature, open drainage channels. Open drainage channels are mostly found in urbanised areas and used for the discharge of… more
  • Solid second place for TGRSA at Mpumalanga 400
    Mar 30, 2021 Motorsport

    Solid second place for TGRSA at Mpumalanga 400

    2nd overall for Botterill / Cummings 5th place for De Villiers / Murphy The opening round of the 2021 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS) took place in the area around Dullstroom on 26 and 27 March, and saw Guy Botterill record a solid… more
  • Jaguar Land Rover helps to ready the AA for the future of electric mobility in South Africa
    Mar 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Jaguar Land Rover helps to ready the AA for the future of electric mobility in South…

    Jaguar Land Rover Training Academy opens its doors to the AA for specialised EV training Focus on safety and convenience for EV-related roadside assistance and vehicle recovery services A group of AA Line Managers were trained on jump-starting,… more
  • NTT Toyota Groblersdal was placed at the top of the podium in the 2020 MSX NADA BOTY Dealer of the Year Award, for the second consecutive year. “Thank you, MSX and the other sponsors, for this honour,” said Neille Faber
    Mar 29, 2021 Buzz

    MSX NADA Business of the Year Awards finalists and winners announced

    The winners of the annual MSX NADA Business of the Year 2020 Awards (BOTY) were announced via live broadcast on YouTube recently. Now in its 22nd year, the MSX NADA Business of the Year Awards honour the exceptional performance of managers and… more
  • 2021 FIA Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix – Race – Sunday
    Mar 29, 2021 Motorsport

    2021 FIA Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

    11th and 12th are probably the cruellest positions in Formula One – just outside the points. To be tantalisingly close to the top ten but still to miss out hurts, but we can take pride in the way we raced tonight. On an evening with only two… more
  • Tough Mpumalanga 400 delivers new winners
    Mar 29, 2021 Motorsport

    Tough Mpumalanga 400 delivers new winners

    After an extremely tough and challenging Mpumalanga 400, the opening round of the 2021 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) that played off at Dullstroom this weekend, 26 and 27 March, it was the brand new Ford Castrol Cross… more
  • SACCS announce Eurol as new partner for 2021
    Mar 29, 2021 Motorsport

    SACCS announce Eurol as new partner for 2021

    The South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) is delighted to announce a new partnership for the 2021 season. Eurol the biggest independent Dutch producer of lubricants and technical fluids for over 40 years, have decided to partner with South… more
  • GENRIC Insurance Company appoints Bosch Services as preferred supplier on its Mechanical Warranty Insurance
    Mar 29, 2021 Motoring

    GENRIC Insurance Company appoints Bosch Services as preferred supplier on its Mechanical…

    GENRIC Insurance Company Limited (GENRIC) has appointed Bosch Services as a preferred supplier under its Mechanical Warranty insurance product. The appointment of Bosch, which has a well-established pedigree in vehicle services and repairs,… more
  • Bentley celebrates manufacturing milestone of 200,000th luxury car
    Mar 29, 2021 Motoring

    Bentley celebrates manufacturing milestone of 200,000th luxury car

    200,000th Bentley since the birth of the marque in 1919, commemorated at the home of company in Crewe Over 75 per cent of 101 years of production hand-built at Crewe factory in last 18 years Landmark vehicle is appropriately a Bentayga Hybrid –… more
  • 2021 Global Automotive Consumer Study: Insights for South Africa
    Mar 29, 2021 Buzz

    2021 Global Automotive Consumer Study: Insights for South Africa

    From September through October 2020, Deloitte surveyed more than 24,000 consumers in 23 countries to explore opinions regarding a variety of critical issues affecting the automotive sector, including the development of advanced technologies.… more
  •  Informal Workshop Webinar: Initiator Training
    Mar 29, 2021 Buzz

    Informal Workshop Webinar: Initiator Training

    NEASA will be conducting an informal workshop webinar to ensure that business owners, managers, HR- and IR managers are adequately trained to initiate disciplinary hearings successfully. OBJECTIVES The objectives include providing delegates… more
  • Innovation Drives Compliance, Enhances Performance
    Mar 29, 2021 Buzz

    Innovation Drives Compliance, Enhances Performance

    South African businesses operate in a highly legislated landscape. With this comes immense pressure to ensure compliance or face heavy penalties. The need for regulatory and legal compliance increases with every new or amended piece of… more
  • AAAM and the German Cooperation partner to develop an Ethiopian Automotive Industry Development Policy and a Center of Excellence Pilot Programme
    Mar 29, 2021 Buzz

    AAAM and the German Cooperation partner to develop an Ethiopian Automotive Industry…

    The African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) has been appointed by the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation to develop an Automotive policy for the Ethiopian government that will encourage global Original Equipment… more
  • In honour of Human Rights Week, the Free Market Foundation demands that government not cancel Easter Weekend with another hard lockdown
    Mar 29, 2021 Buzz

    In honour of Human Rights Week, the Free Market Foundation demands that government not…

    27 March 2021 marks one year of lockdown in South Africa. It also lies at the end of Human Rights Week. In the fight against COVID-19, the South African government chose to embrace its most authoritarian tendencies, with the concomitant result… more
  • The new faaThe new face of French chicce of French Chic
    Mar 29, 2021 Motoring

    The new face of French chic

    All the bells and whistles with no compromise on comfort, and still the best way for you to get noticed. The Citroën C3 facelift has come to play – rules will be broken. Once again, we find ourselves ogling over looks that cause weak knees and… more
  •  A message from Adrian Gore on the COVID-19 vaccination programme
    Mar 27, 2021 Covid-19

    A message from Adrian Gore on the COVID-19 vaccination programme

    I am reaching out to update you on the national vaccination programme, following the Cabinet address on 25 March, and to describe plans at Discovery to ensure that members of the medical schemes we administer are vaccinated at speed and scale.… more
  • Long weekend travels
    Mar 26, 2021 Buzz

    Long weekend travels

    This weekend marked the first of a number of long weekends to come over the next few weeks. With lockdown restrictions lowered to level one many South Africans may take advantage of this by travelling to a holiday destination during one of the… more
  • Decision on e-tolls cannot be delayed again
    Mar 26, 2021 Buzz

    Decision on e-tolls cannot be delayed again

    The long-awaited announcement by government on the future of e-tolls cannot be delayed any further and must provide a clear way forward for Gauteng road users. The Automobile Association (AA) believes any decision which does not end the tolling… more
  • Nicolas Maure is appointed CEO of Groupe Renault Operations in Russia and CIS
    Mar 26, 2021 Buzz

    Nicolas Maure is appointed CEO of Groupe Renault Operations in Russia and CIS

    As of May 1, 2021, Nicolas Maure, currently EVP, Chief Turnaround Officer and member of Groupe Renault Board of Management (BoM), is appointed CEO of Groupe Renault Operations in Russia and CIS. He will report to Luca de Meo, CEO Groupe… more
  • Giulia GTA kicks off the F1 Championship by taking to the track with Alfa Romeo drivers
    Mar 26, 2021 Motorsport

    Giulia GTA kicks off the F1 Championship by taking to the track with Alfa Romeo drivers

    On Sunday, March 28th, the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship begins on the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir. The Alfa Romeo drivers’ suits feature the car names, GTA for Kimi Räikkönen and GTAm for Antonio Giovinazzi, as a tribute to the… more
  • Vishal Premlall, national director of the South African Petrol Retailers Association (SAPRA)
    Mar 26, 2021 Buzz

    Stakeholder collaboration key to success of Public Petroleum Product Act Compliance Forum

    Key representatives in the retail, petroleum, oil and gas sectors of the South African fuel retailing industry have come out strongly in support of the recent establishment of the Public Petroleum Products Act Compliance Forum (PCF), by the… more
  • New solar roof deployed in LS-EV prototype. Source: Teijin.
    Mar 26, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Polycarbonate Solar Vehicle Success, Reports IDTechEx

    Photovoltaics is now a key enabling technology for land vehicles and boats. The favorite type is single crystal silicon which is even viable on the sides now. On boats, it used to be protected by an acrylic sheet on either side, making it… more
  • Testing in full swing: BMW M4 GT3 has already completed more than 12,000 kilometres.
    Mar 26, 2021 Motoring

    Testing in full swing: BMW M4 GT3 has already completed more than 12,000 kilometres.

    2021 is the final year in the development phase of the BMW M4 GT3, due to do battle for wins and titles in GT races around the world for BMW M Motorsport teams as of 2022. The new flagship in the BMW M Motorsport portfolio of cars has been… more
  • SA’s SMME emergency: BeyondCOVID business survey reveals that small businesses plan to retrench 1.2million staff over the next six months
    Mar 26, 2021 Covid-19

    SA’s SMME emergency: BeyondCOVID business survey reveals that small businesses plan to…

    New research from the BeyondCOVID Business Survey paints a bleak picture for the future of South Africa’s small business sector one year on from when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country: 26% of SMMEs report being forced to close their doors,… more
  • The new T8 double-cab the bestseller in the local JAC Motors stable
    Mar 26, 2021 Motoring

    The new T8 double-cab the bestseller in the local JAC Motors stable

    All-new T8 the most advanced pick-up developed by JAC Motors. Eye-catching T8 aimed at leisure-orientated double-cab buyers. Luxurious appointments for a comfortable and relaxing drive. Efficient and reliable powertrain to suit lifestyle- and… more
  • Explore Gqeberha and SA’s other renamed destinations in the Ford EcoSport
    Mar 25, 2021 Motoring

    Explore Gqeberha and SA’s other renamed destinations in the Ford EcoSport

    Areas of the Eastern Cape undergo several name changes Ford South Africa’s Struandale Engine Plant is situated in Gqeberha Ford’s SYNC®3 system can use navigation apps like WAZE and Google Maps to stay up to date with these changes South… more
  • Operations management skills needed as South Africa prepares to bare arms in fight against Covid-19
    Mar 25, 2021 Covid-19

    Operations management skills needed as South Africa prepares to bare arms in fight…

    While the Government and healthcare sector are currently focused on securing a steady supply of Covid-19 vaccines, supply chain and operations managers should be planning the processes that must be put in place to ensure a successful mass… more
  • The Adventure Begins – Nine Teams Start the First Extreme E Season
    Mar 25, 2021 Buzz

    The Adventure Begins – Nine Teams Start the First Extreme E Season

    Three Formula 1 world champions will be entering the competition with their own teams The first racing series with equal gender representation in the cockpit Continental’s tuning partner ABT Sportsline from Germany is also involved Immediately… more
  • Webinar for capitalising on the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Rim
    Mar 25, 2021 Buzz

    Webinar for capitalising on the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Rim

    On 31 March (Wednesday), CAPAS will host a webinar to help players capitalise on the automotive industry’s potential in China’s new super-region (the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Rim). Representatives and experts from Sichuan's government bodies,… more
  • Ensure Easter joy does not turn to Easter horror on SA roads this festive season
    Mar 25, 2021 Buzz

    Ensure Easter joy does not turn to Easter horror on SA roads this festive season

    For the first time in more than a year, many South Africans will taking an Easter vacation away from their homes, travelling again on national roads, and enjoying the wonderful sights the country has to offer. Easter 2021 falls on the first… more
  • Bringing water to where it is most needed
    Mar 25, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Bringing water to where it is most needed

    Water is a scarce and precious commodity, and access to reliable and clean source is a basic human right. Unfortunately, many communities around South Africa must do without this essential resource. For this reason, Volvo Trucks South Africa… more
  • 7th edition of Automechanika Johannesburg
    Mar 25, 2021 Buzz

    7th edition of Automechanika Johannesburg

    South Africa’s leading international trade fair for the automotive service industry, Automechanika Johannesburg, targeting trade visitors from the Sub-Saharan Region is set to return to the Jhb Expo Centre, from 15-18 March 2022. The global… more
  • Road travel gains popularity as the COVID-19 pandemic continues
    Mar 25, 2021 Covid-19

    Road travel gains popularity as the COVID-19 pandemic continues

    South Africans are known for their love of adventure and the outdoors; we are a nation of travellers. Due to the pandemic, however, fewer people are travelling abroad and prefer to travel domestically instead. This, added to the fact that we're… more
  • SAIA calls on drivers to review policies ahead of holiday travels
    Mar 25, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    SAIA calls on drivers to review policies ahead of holiday travels

    At the end of March last year, the Government, responding to the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, placed the country at Level 5 lockdown. Only essential workers could move about. Here we are, 12 months down the line, and the country… more
  • Renault LCV opens new doors: new line-up and zero emission solutions
    Mar 25, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Renault LCV opens new doors: new line-up and zero emission solutions

    Renault presents a strategic extension and renewal of its LCV line-up to answer to all professional needs with a complementary dual offer in the small van segment: The All-New Kangoo Van introduces a major exclusive innovation ‘Open Sesame by… more
  • Goodyear and Voyomotive collaborate on tyre intelligence for vehicle efficiency
    Mar 25, 2021 Buzz

    Goodyear and Voyomotive collaborate on tyre intelligence for vehicle efficiency

    The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company is collaborating with Voyomotive, a connected car technology company, to provide tyre monitoring solutions for more efficient operation of vehicles in the United States. This Goodyear-enabled service captures… more
  • 5 money tips to take small businesses to the next level
    Mar 25, 2021 Buzz

    5 money tips to take small businesses to the next level

    Running a small business is tough at the best of times. During Covid-19, it got a whole lot tougher, with money at the top of the list of concerns for most small business owners. So how do you start, and manage, a small business in turbulent… more
  • 2021 SEMA Board of Directors election candidates announced
    Mar 25, 2021 Buzz

    2021 SEMA Board of Directors election candidates announced

    The following candidates are vying for a seat on the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Board of Directors: Chairman-elect (one open seat) • Kyle Fickler – Director, Driven Racing Oil • Les Rudd – President, Bob Cook Sales… more
  • The Stellantis plant in Tychy, Poland celebrates its latest achievement: 2.5 million Fiat 500s produced
    Mar 25, 2021 Buzz

    The Stellantis plant in Tychy, Poland celebrates its latest achievement: 2.5 million Fiat…

    The number of 500s made in Poland reaches 2.5 million: a record figure for a single model produced at the Stellantis plant in Tychy. The record-breaking model is a Mild Hybrid version: fitted with an efficient, compact, lightweight hybrid… more
  • Private security sector: National Bargaining Council for the Private Security Sector: Application for Exemption due to Covid-19
    Mar 24, 2021 Covid-19

    Private security sector: National Bargaining Council for the Private Security Sector:…

    Dear Private Security Industry employer The parties to the National Bargaining Council for the Private Security Sector have been granted an exemption from the increase to the security officer premium allowance, as set out in clause 4(4) of the… more
  • Motus Isuzu supports farmers in need
    Mar 24, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Motus Isuzu supports farmers in need

    The drought in South Africa has threatened the livelihood of many farmers but Motus Isuzu in partnership with Isuzu South Africa and various farming assistance programmes are working together to ease this burden. Motus Isuzu Franchise Managing… more
  • Craig Raath, Executive Director at 21st Centur
    Mar 24, 2021 Buzz

    Are you “just an employee” or are you the “owner of your job”?

    Craig Raath, Executive Director at 21st Century explains… “Now this may seem like an arbitrary question but there is a fundamental shift in attitude if you are an owner of something. Anyone who owns a car will understand that you cannot fix… more
  • A Collaborative Approach to the Future of Water In SA
    Mar 24, 2021 Buzz

    A Collaborative Approach to the Future of Water In SA

    Kader Asmal put it so eloquently when he said, “Water runs through our every aspiration as a society.” It is essential to the health of our population, the socio-economic growth of our country and the basic human dignity of our people. Yet as… more
  • Imperial to Implement One Network Enterprises’ Demand and Supply Planning Solution for MTN in South Africa
    Mar 24, 2021 Buzz

    Imperial to Implement One Network Enterprises’ Demand and Supply Planning Solution for…

    Imperial has been awarded the contract to implement an optimal handset demand, supply planning and balancing process that is aligned to best practices for mobile telecommunications network provider, MTN, in South Africa. The scoping phase of… more
  • From
    Mar 24, 2021 Buzz

    From "Quantitative Change" to "Qualitative Change": Chery Speeds into New Stage of…

    J.D. Power released its 2020 China Initial Quality Study (IQS) report and 2020 China Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) report in late 2020. According to the reports, Chery has reached industrial levels whether in new vehicle quality or in… more
  • Heavy fuel price hike in April – get fuel efficient and maintain your car for less, says MIWA
    Mar 24, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Heavy fuel price hike in April – get fuel efficient and maintain your car for less, says…

    With another round of heavy fuel levy increases predicted leading to extremely high fuel price increases at the end of March going into April many vehicle owners are definitely going to start feeling the pressure of owning a vehicle. “Every… more
  • New Roush Mustang, with More Power and Style, Confirmed for SA
    Mar 24, 2021 Motoring

    New Roush Mustang, with More Power and Style, Confirmed for SA

    The standard 5.0 V8 Mustang GT is equipped with a high-performance supercharger kit to produce 560kW Output can be raised to 578kW, which makes it the most powerful Stage 3 Roush Mustang yet The 2021 Roush Mustang comes with a certificate of… more
  • Permahyd HiTEC Mixing Colour 480 WT 318 Brilliant Blue
    Mar 24, 2021 Buzz

    Spies Hecker introduces new Brilliant Blue mixing tint

    Blue is the most popular chromatic colour on new cars. Spies Hecker launches a new mixing tint to reproduce certain shades of blue perfectly. Colours are never just colours - each one stands for something and triggers associations in those who… more
  • New operating system and additional digital services for the MINI Hatch and MINI Convertible
    Mar 24, 2021 Motoring

    New operating system and additional digital services for the MINI Hatch and MINI…

    Centre instrument with 8.8-inch touch display as standard, individually configurable Live Widgets, "Lounge" and "Sport" modes for the centre and multifunctional instrument display, and MINI App with extended functions: With the new edition of… more
  • TGRSA primed for SACCS action in Mpumulanga
    Mar 24, 2021 Motorsport

    TGRSA primed for SACCS action in Mpumulanga

    Round 1 of the 2021 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS) is set to take place around the Mpumalanga town of Dullstroom this weekend, with the Mpumalanga 400, and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA is primed for action. Two of the team’s Class FIA… more
  • The sportiest Q: the new Audi RS Q8
    Mar 24, 2021 Motoring

    The sportiest Q: the new Audi RS Q8

    The most powerful SUV coupé from Audi touches down in South Africa Offering high performance, variability and everyday usability 441 kW, 800 Nm, from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds Retails from 1 April 2021 The new Audi RS Q8 is the top model in… more
  • 2021 Season now well under way for Volkswagen Motorsport
    Mar 24, 2021 Motorsport

    2021 Season now well under way for Volkswagen Motorsport

    Great excitement during Round 1 of both the Volkswagen Polo Cup and SupaCup at Cape Town’s Killarney racetrack Popular Volkswagen Polo Cup celebrates 25 years in the sport SupaCup category attracted record amount of entries for season-opener… more
  • ENHALO - 7 Simple Steps to keep your SME Cyber Safe
    Mar 24, 2021 Buzz

    ENHALO - 7 Simple Steps to keep your SME Cyber Safe

    Cybersecurity for Small Business has come to the fore as more SME’s shifted towards digitalisation to survive in the unstable by Covid-19 circumstances. Yet, shockingly, according to research from IBM and the Ponemon Institute released in 2020,… more
  • Growing demand sees WeBuyCars moving to bigger warehouse in Phumelela Park
    Mar 24, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Growing demand sees WeBuyCars moving to bigger warehouse in Phumelela Park

    Due to the growing demand for used cars, WeBuyCars has moved its Phumelela Park warehouse to bigger premises just up the road in Cape Town. Apart from meeting the growing interest from customers, the space has the capacity to hold 550 vehicles,… more
  • Employers can dismiss their employees for Covid-19 related conduct
    Mar 24, 2021 Covid-19

    Employers can dismiss their employees for Covid-19 related conduct

    Employers can discipline employees who flout COVID-19 regulations outside of work, which could even result in dismissals says Justin Hattingh, Senior Legal Advisor at Strata-g Labour Solutions. “While employers are obligated under the… more
  • The most dynamic Bentley road car in history: The New Continental GT Speed
    Mar 24, 2021 Motoring

    The most dynamic Bentley road car in history: The New Continental GT Speed

    The Continental GT Speed is the most capable, performance-focused Bentley ever – with no compromise to comfort or luxury Highly advanced chassis – with four new technologies - increases sporting ability yet maintains ride comfort All-wheel… more
  • Piloted battery eVTOL cost per passenger vs trip length with four passengers. Source IDTechEx report, “Air Taxis: Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing Aircraft 2021-2041”.
    Mar 23, 2021 Buzz

    Second Generation Robot Shuttles Analyzed by IDTechEx

    The IDTechEx report, “Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040,” predicted second-generation robot shuttles, and here they come - vectored traction and steering, smart windows, robotic fast charging, and solar bodywork, so 10-40% less… more
  • The international tire and wheel industry is counting on THE TIRE COLOGNE 2022 for fresh momentum
    Mar 23, 2021 Buzz

    The international tire and wheel industry is counting on THE TIRE COLOGNE 2022 for fresh…

    #thetirecologne TTC @home will generate additional digital added value THE TIRE COLOGNE is starting its intensive preparations for the forthcoming edition of the trade fair, which will be hosted from 24 to 26 May 2022 in line with its usual… more
  • Daniel Härter will take over as new Head of the Off-Highway and Test Systems Business Unit as of April 1
    Mar 23, 2021 Buzz

    New Head for ZF’s Off-Highway Business

    As of April 1 2021, a change in the management of the Off-Highway and Test Systems Business Unit of ZF will come into effect: Daniel Härter will become new Head of the largest Business Unit within the Industrial Technology Division of ZF.… more
  • Opinion by Teresa Settas, Marketing Director of the One Energy Group
    Mar 23, 2021 Buzz

    This is how to get off the grid, step-by step…and what it will cost for a phased approach

    Taking a long-term view of SA’s dire Eskom predicament Many people are looking for back-up power solutions for their homes and businesses to see them through unpredictable and productivity-killing Eskom load shedding. They are also fed up with… more
  • Local hero Andrew untouchable in Cape Town season opener
    Mar 23, 2021 Motorsport

    Local hero Andrew untouchable in Cape Town season opener

    The opening round of the 2021 Investchem Formula 1600 championship at Killarney was all about one man. Cape Town local hero Andrew Rackstraw utterly dominated as he laid claim to the quarter-million rand champion's prize and test drives in a… more
  • Gazoo Racing takes opening race, Corolla the day
    Mar 23, 2021 Motorsport

    Gazoo Racing takes opening race, Corolla the day

    Some will say that the opening Global Touring Car heat was the race of the day at Killarney’s South African National Championship Extreme Festival in Cape Town on Saturday. Michael van Rooyen’s Gazoo Racing Toyota Corolla won a close and… more
  • Impressive entry for Mpumalanga 400 predicts exciting cross country racing action at season opener
    Mar 22, 2021 Motorsport

    Impressive entry for Mpumalanga 400 predicts exciting cross country racing action at…

    An impressive entry in the Production Vehicle Category of the Mpumalanga 400 Super Event, the opening round of the 2021 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) that takes place on 26 and 27 March in the Dullstroom area, predicts… more
  • Spotlight on Ford’s Drive for Zero Water Consumption in Manufacturing for World Water Day
    Mar 22, 2021 Buzz

    Spotlight on Ford’s Drive for Zero Water Consumption in Manufacturing for World Water Day

    Ford’s aspirational long-term target of using zero fresh water in its manufacturing around the globe continues to get closer Sophisticated technology upgrades and smart water efficiency processes have been introduced, contributing to billions… more
  • Survey highlights important role of plastic recycling in South Africa
    Mar 22, 2021 Buzz

    Survey highlights important role of plastic recycling in South Africa

    In the survey period: R 2 065 billion was injected into the informal sector through the purchasing of recyclable plastics waste in 2019, creating 58 750 income opportunities. Plastics recycling also saved an estimated 244 300 tonnes of CO2 in… more
  • Volta Trucks launches its latest customer and media website, reflecting its people-focused approach to decarbonising logistics
    Mar 22, 2021 Buzz

    Volta Trucks launches its latest customer and media website, reflecting its…

    Volta Trucks, the leading full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, has launched its latest customer and media website, as it transitions from a start-up and the launch of the Volta Zero, to a scale-up company with Pilot Fleet vehicles… more
  • Aygo X prologue - A new vision for the A-Segment
    Mar 22, 2021 Motoring

    Aygo X prologue - A new vision for the A-Segment

    Located near Nice on the French Côte d’Azur, ED² is Toyota’s European Design studio. For most of the 21st century, Toyota has been a leader in the A-segment in Europe. Committed to the future of this segment, it tasked ED² with the challenge of… more
  • SA National Karting Championship set to rock & roll at Killarney
    Mar 22, 2021 Motorsport

    SA National Karting Championship set to rock & roll at Killarney

    Rotax Max Challenge South Africa 2021 will not only explode into extreme karting action at its opening round at Killarney in Cape Town Saturday 27 March, but the series kicks off a new era of cohesion summed up by the slogan 'Together We Race'.… more
  • Is Harley-Davidson Heading for a Crash?
    Mar 22, 2021 Buzz

    Is Harley-Davidson Heading for a Crash?

    Could the Legendary Motorcycle Manufacturer be in Trouble? Company Debt published exclusive insights about the motorcycle industry and the challenging road ahead for Harley-Davidson. Will the World's most famous motorcycle manufacturer have to… more
  • ACMA Automechanika New Delhi moves to a virtual b2b matchmaking concept in 2021
    Mar 22, 2021 Buzz

    ACMA Automechanika New Delhi moves to a virtual b2b matchmaking concept in 2021

    Messe Frankfurt India together with Auto Component Manufacturers of India (ACMA) have announced that the fifth edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi has been moved to an all-virtual concept. Focused on product showcases and sourcing… more
  • SA National dirt bike championship heads to Modimolle
    Mar 22, 2021 Motorsport

    SA National dirt bike championship heads to Modimolle

    The South African Cross Country Motorcycle circus heads north to Modimolle in the Limpopo Province, where it will tackle the second round of the 2021 National and GXCC Regional Championships. Local upcountry competitors will be looking for… more
  • World Water Day – what does the future hold?
    Mar 22, 2021 Buzz

    World Water Day – what does the future hold?

    Monday (March 22, 2021) marks World Water Day. Ideally, this would have been a day for driving greater awareness around improved accessibility to safe and affordable water, but on the ground the pace towards achieving this has been slow. With… more
  • Al Your Pal (left), interviewing Taki Bogiages (bottom right) and Mercia Jansen about the Know Your Oil campaign powered by Motul
    Mar 22, 2021 Buzz

    Know Your Oil Campaign powered by Motul Hits the Airwaves

    Motul is bringing their popular online Know Your Oil campaign to Mix FM. The twice-weekly features will be a key part of Motul’s mission to increase awareness of the vital role that oil plays in every driving and riding experience and to help… more
  • A New Era, a New Class: BMW Group steps up technology offensive with comprehensive realignment – uncompromisingly electric, digital and circular
    Mar 22, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    A New Era, a New Class: BMW Group steps up technology offensive with comprehensive…

    Outlook: Significant increase in Group profit before tax Zipse: “Transformation will give BMW a competitive edge” Deliveries of fully electric models to grow by well over 50 percent annually on average by 2025 The BMW Group has entered 2021… more
  • New vehicle market continues to recover
    Mar 19, 2021 Buzz

    New vehicle market continues to recover

    In comparison to January 2021, the South African new vehicle market bounced back during the month of February 2021 and currently the main issue holding manufacturers back is being able to supply enough vehicles to meet the demand. “Sales… more
  • New training premises for MasterDrive
    Mar 19, 2021 Buzz

    New training premises for MasterDrive

    MasterDrive is relocating their training offices from its current location in Mulbarton in the South of Johannesburg to be closer to their training and skidpan facilities in Northgate. The recent growth at MasterDrive has necessitated the… more
  • A glimpse of the first ever all-electric BMW i4 at the BMW Group Annual Conference.
    Mar 19, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    A glimpse of the first ever all-electric BMW i4 at the BMW Group Annual Conference.

    The upcoming BMW i4 was revealed at the recent BMW Group Annual Conference. At BMW Group's Annual Conference the upcoming BMW i4 was revealed. “With its sporty looks, best in class driving dynamics and zero local emissions, the BMW i4 is a true… more
  • Dividend resumed on resilient second half performance and renewed market visibility and confidence
    Mar 19, 2021 Buzz

    Dividend resumed on resilient second half performance and renewed market visibility and…

    FY21 INVESTMENTS TO SUPPORT DECADE LONG RETURNS IN AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS FY20 performance reflects COVID-19 shutdown disruption Welfare support to employees and direct COVID-19 related costs of R75 million Rapid recovery in H2 demand led to… more
  • The new RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback grows Audi’s performance family
    Mar 19, 2021 Motoring

    The new RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback grows Audi’s performance family

    High-performance Avant and coupé-like grand tourer suitable for all purposes – sportiness and practical benefit 4.0 TFSI twin-turbo V8 with mild hybrid: high power meets high efficiency 441 kW, 800 Nm, 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds Retail… more
  • Driving Europe’s sustainable mobility with low-carbon liquid fuels – leading experts discuss the need for a long-term European strategy on low-carbon liquid fuels
    Mar 19, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Driving Europe’s sustainable mobility with low-carbon liquid fuels – leading experts…

    Messe Frankfurt held the second edition of its “Energy4Mobility Expert Talk” series, in cooperation with the Representation of the State of Hessen to the European Union, on 15 March 2021. On this occasion, policy, industry and research… more
  • AERO South Africa set to take place in July 2022 with a full spectrum of General Aviation products, technology and services
    Mar 19, 2021 Buzz

    AERO South Africa set to take place in July 2022 with a full spectrum of General Aviation…

    Due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, Messe Frankfurt South Africa has taken the decision to postpone the AERO South Africa exhibition and conference to July 2022. The three-day event will take place at Wonderboom… more
  • Reynhardt Uys, Chief Experience Officer, Immersion Group, a global team of experience design experts.
    Mar 19, 2021 Covid-19

    Covid-19 will end but workplace culture will never be the same

    The onset of Covid-19 had organisations across the globe scrambling to find solutions to the sudden and widespread shift to remote work. More than a year later, it is clear that the pandemic has permanently influenced perceptions and the… more
  • Parkopedia announces production version of indoor mapping services for automotive navigation use
    Mar 19, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Parkopedia announces production version of indoor mapping services for automotive…

    Parkopedia launches production version of indoor mapping technology for use within vehicle navigation systems Parkopedia aims to solve key driver pain points by easily locating and navigating to available spaces, parked vehicles or EV chargers… more
  • Groupe Renault, Veolia and Solvay: today's batteries will be tomorrow's
    Mar 19, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault, Veolia and Solvay: today's batteries will be tomorrow's

    Recovering the strategic metals contained in batteries at the end of the life of electric vehicles to limit the impact on resources and the environment: these are the challenges bringing together Groupe Renault, Veolia and Solvay. From 10 to… more
  • Five tips to improve your vehicle’s market value
    Mar 19, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Five tips to improve your vehicle’s market value

    The used vehicle market is booming both locally and abroad. According to Autotrader’s bi-annual car industry report, while the new vehicle market in South Africa declined by 18% in January 2021 – versus the same month last year – the opposite… more
  • EWC: Parliamentary committees in breach of constitutional obligations on EWC measures
    Mar 19, 2021 Buzz

    EWC: Parliamentary committees in breach of constitutional obligations on EWC measures

    Parts of this press release has been highlighted by NEASA's Media Department Both of the parliamentary committees dealing with expropriation without compensation (EWC) bills have breached their constitutional obligations to ‘facilitate public… more
  • All-new Dacia Spring: The electric revolution, exclusively for everyone
    Mar 19, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    All-new Dacia Spring: The electric revolution, exclusively for everyone

    Only two days left! Spring is coming! Dacia is taking to the streets this springtime to celebrate in true form the arrival of Spring, the electric revolution for all. Electric mobility is no longer a niche product with the most affordable… more
  • SEMA Show organizers announce plans for new West Hall
    Mar 19, 2021 Buzz

    SEMA Show organizers announce plans for new West Hall

    Return to in-person event on track for November 2-5, 2021 SEMA is on track to deliver an exciting in-person SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) November 2-5, 2021. With exhibits included in the LVCC’s newly constructed West… more
  • Ford and Neil Woolridge Motorsport launch Development Team for 2021 SA Cross Country Series
    Mar 18, 2021 Motorsport

    Ford and Neil Woolridge Motorsport launch Development Team for 2021 SA Cross Country…

    Ford South Africa and Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) have partnered to run a development and empowerment team in the SA Cross Country Series (SACCS) for 2021 Ford provided funding of R1-million for the season, with NWM supplying and… more
  • Made In Africa | Online Conference and Expo
    Mar 17, 2021 Buzz

    Made In Africa | Online Conference and Expo

    The African Opportunity Tuesday, 13 April 2021 & Wednesday, 14 April 2021 All Day Online Conference & Expo What is Made In Africa? In 2020, Africa’s Supply Chain and Procurement Profession came together online for the first time in response to… more
  • Proudly holding the awards outside the Guyancourt facility of NSK in France (from left to right): Sébastien Blanchard, Product Unit Manager - PowerTrain, European Automotive Business Unit (EABU), NSK; Adrien Le Berre, Account Manager, EABU, NSK; and Maxime Marsala, Project Engineer, EABU, NSK
    Mar 17, 2021 Buzz

    NSK wins two Toyota supplier awards

    Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has bestowed two awards upon NSK Europe: a Certificate of Recognition (in the Supply category) and an Achievement Award (in the Quality category). In normal circumstances, TME presents the awards at its showpiece… more
  • Van Rooyen and Mdakane ready for GTC Round 1
    Mar 17, 2021 Motorsport

    Van Rooyen and Mdakane ready for GTC Round 1

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA is set to start the 2021 motorsport season with the opening round of the Global Touring Car (GTC) championship at the Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town this weekend. With the 2020 season stifled by die COVID-19… more
  • Paper Recycling 101 for Global Recycling Day - 18 March
    Mar 17, 2021 Buzz

    Paper Recycling 101 for Global Recycling Day - 18 March

    One of the planet’s most pressing problems is the incorrect disposal of waste. About 2.01 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste is generated annually, according to the World Bank, with conservative estimates being that at least 33% of that… more
  • All-new Subaru Outback heading to SA
    Mar 17, 2021 Motoring

    All-new Subaru Outback heading to SA

    All-New Outback ushers in a number of firsts for the brand and segment. Two premium grade derivatives on offer. Safest, most capable Outback ever. 11.6-inch Tablet Interface. Subaru Driver Monitoring System makes SA debut Today, Subaru Southern… more
  • Alpine ELF Matmut Endurance team ready for the 2021 FIA WEC Championship season
    Mar 17, 2021 Motorsport

    Alpine ELF Matmut Endurance team ready for the 2021 FIA WEC Championship season

    The Alpine Endurance Team have unveiled its new car for the FIA WEC World Endurance Championship. The Alpine A480 is a prototype built on a chassis developed by Oreca, powered by a 4.5-litre V8 engine supplied by Gibson Technology. Competing in… more
  • Younger generation of classic car enthusiasts, new technology pave road for new business opportunities
    Mar 17, 2021 Buzz

    Younger generation of classic car enthusiasts, new technology pave road for new business…

    Restoring older vehicles with modern-day parts and amenities is on the rise, according to new SEMA research With more than 9.4 million pre-1990 vehicles estimated on the road today, more consumers and businesses report that they are modifying… more
  • Intrinsic value of assets can unlock short-term cashflow
    Mar 17, 2021 Covid-19

    Intrinsic value of assets can unlock short-term cashflow

    Moving quickly can unlock attractive opportunities for entrepreneurs There comes a time in a business or one’s personal affairs when cashflow becomes tight. This is stressful, but normal. The cause is often varied and can be anything from… more
  • Ford Donates R2.5-million to National Institute for Occupational Health to Bolster COVID-19 Surveillance System
    Mar 17, 2021 Buzz

    Ford Donates R2.5-million to National Institute for Occupational Health to Bolster…

    Ford donation of R2.5-million will help enhance the National Occupational Health Surveillance System (OHSS) Program run by the National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH) to collect and analyse private and public sector employee data to… more
  • The all-new BMW iDrive
    Mar 17, 2021 Motoring

    The all-new BMW iDrive

    What began 20 years ago with the introduction of a rotary dial and a digital display is now an all-encompassing, intelligent, multi-sensory experience tailored to the user at hand. That is what the new BMW iDrive represents. It brings about… more
  • Thiyashan Pillay took joint second place in the Engen  Maths and Science programme
    Mar 17, 2021 Buzz

    Rising above the challenges - Engen applauds top EMSS matrics

    The Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) matric class of 2020 achieved stellar results, proving yet again the crucial role played by the Engen supported supplementary maths and science classes. Despite an extremely disruptive year, the EMSS… more
  • Opinion piece: Local technology and intra-continental trade key to effective COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Africa
    Mar 17, 2021 Covid-19

    Opinion piece: Local technology and intra-continental trade key to effective COVID-19…

    By Praba Moonsamy, Managing Director at Ikhaya Automation Systems As countries across Africa roll out vaccines to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is becoming increasingly evident that the continent is in desperate need of ICT systems… more
  • Import duties protecting AMSA
    Mar 17, 2021 Buzz

    Import duties protecting AMSA

    SEIFSA TAKES A STAND - LONG OVERDUE by Gerhard Papenfus Since the introduction of import duties to protect AMSA in 2015, NEASA has been campaigning tirelessly in an attempt to have these duties lifted. A few days ago Seifsa joined the chorus of… more
  • How to reach the youth without activations
    Mar 17, 2021 Covid-19

    How to reach the youth without activations

    With COVID-19 having such a huge impact on society, social distancing has become something that we all have to practice. Marketing companies are now having to find other ways to reach the youth, other than going into schools to activate.… more
  • NEASA: Skills Training Program
    Mar 17, 2021 Buzz

    NEASA: Skills Training Program

    NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: occupational health and safety - R845.00 excl. VAT firefighting - R660.00 excl. VAT first aid - R895.00 excl. VAT HIV/AIDS awareness - R500.00… more
  • TERS-funding survey changes
    Mar 17, 2021 Covid-19

    TERS-funding survey changes

    NEASA has, since the inception of the UIF TERS Fund, conducted surveys and reported on the percentages of both payments made and claims still outstanding. However, due to the fluctuation in participation in everyday surveys as well as the… more
  • Volvo Trucks’ I-Shift celebrates 20 years, continues to redefine benchmarks
    Mar 17, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo Trucks’ I-Shift celebrates 20 years, continues to redefine benchmarks

    Volvo Trucks’ I-Shift intelligent automated manual transmission (AMT) innovation continues to be an important benchmark in the industry, thanks to its positive impact on fuel consumption, vehicle performance, safety, and driver comfort. When… more
  • SAIA chairman, John Cowing
    Mar 17, 2021 Buzz

    Beware fly-by-night online auctions

    Covid-19 lockdown restrictions have led to an unprecedented migration to online auctions as a means of selling anything from properties and cars to office furniture and even household goods. New companies are emerging using social media… more
  • BI rolls out countrywide stock of IE1 motors from ABB Africa
    Mar 17, 2021 Buzz

    BI rolls out countrywide stock of IE1 motors from ABB Africa

    Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) now has sufficient stock of IE1 motors from ABB Africa to be able to supply the local market in accordance with the new partnership between the two companies, reports BI Offer Marketing Manager… more
  • Pertunia Sibanyoni, CEO of InspectaCar, was also appointed as the new Chair of FASA for 2021/2022
    Mar 16, 2021 Buzz

    Franchise sector ready to roll up its sleeves to assist in the economic recovery

    The economy recovery plan recommends support for small and medium-sized enterprises, co-operatives and start-ups to facilitate inclusive growth. A more competitive economy will enable higher growth and job creation while providing consumers… more
  • Grim fuel outlook continues
    Mar 16, 2021 Buzz

    Grim fuel outlook continues

    Fuel levy increases at a difficult time in the country’s economy will contribute to what are expected to be extremely high fuel price increases at the end of March going into April. These increases will exacerbate the already dire financial… more
  • TATA Changes the Face of Truck Parts Distribution in South Africa
    Mar 16, 2021 Buzz

    TATA Changes the Face of Truck Parts Distribution in South Africa

    Tata Africa Holdings launches first e-commerce heavy commercial vehicle parts portal in South Africa Seamless online ordering of Tata and Daewoo commercial vehicle parts available to anyone Tata delivers on its Uptime promise In a South African… more
  •  A new season, a new sponsor and a new team awaits the South African Cross Country Championship
    Mar 16, 2021 Motorsport

    A new season, a new sponsor and a new team awaits the South African Cross Country…

    A new season, a new look and a new navigator is the mantra that ushers in the opening round of the 2021 SA Cross Country Series (SACCS) for young Kent Rutherford. Kent will be joined by long standing friend and fellow St John’s College… more
  • Clark launches a tugger train system for efficient production logistics
    Mar 16, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Clark launches a tugger train system for efficient production logistics

    Flexible Trolley Transport Tugger trains and a synchronized material supply are an important component of value-added and customer-oriented production logistics – this has long been recognized by the automotive industry. For this reason, Clark… more
  • Top Euro NCAP results for Polestar 2 with Veoneer technologies
    Mar 16, 2021 Buzz

    Top Euro NCAP results for Polestar 2 with Veoneer technologies

    The automotive technology company Veoneer, Inc. (NYSE: VNE and SSE: VNE SDB), is proud supplier of the active safety technology to Polestar 2, outperforming other vehicles in Euro NCAP’s safety test. During 2020 and 2021, Euro NCAP has… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 15 March 2021 (June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct)
    Mar 16, 2021 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 15 March 2021 (June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct)

    24% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/TERS monies. Of the 76% of employers who received payment, only 77% were paid in full. 30% of employers still haven’t received their July UIF/TERS monies. Of the 70% of employers who… more
  • Hyundai shows first images of STARIA – its new MPV with a premium and futuristic design
    Mar 15, 2021 Motoring

    Hyundai shows first images of STARIA – its new MPV with a premium and futuristic design

    The Hyundai Motor Company has unveiled teaser images of STARIA, the brand’s new multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) line-up. The images show the STARIA Premium, a high-end variant of STARIA standard model. The STARIA name combines “star” and “ria”, in… more
  • Hennie ramps Dakar prep up with maiden Amarok win
    Mar 15, 2021 Motorsport

    Hennie ramps Dakar prep up with maiden Amarok win

    Hennie de Klerk and Adriaan Roets ramped their 2022 Dakar plans up to a new level when they steered their TreasuryOne Motorsport Hero Fibre Amarok to a dominant victory in a South African Off Road Racing classic at Barberspan on Saturday. Not… more
  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport wins its category in CAR Magazine’s Top 12 Best Buys for 2021
    Mar 15, 2021 Motoring

    Mitsubishi Pajero Sport wins its category in CAR Magazine’s Top 12 Best Buys for 2021

    Pajero Sport wins its category in the 22nd CAR Top 12 Best Buys awards for 2021 Pajero Sport nails the brief in terms of affordability and value for money Findings of road tests and driving impressions factored in The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport… more
  • Hyundai NEXO gets five-star Green NCAP rating
    Mar 15, 2021 Motoring

    Hyundai NEXO gets five-star Green NCAP rating

    Hyundai Motor’s second-generation fuel cell electric vehicle, the NEXO, has received a maximum five-star rating from Green NCAP, the independent organisation that ranks vehicles based on their energy efficiency and emissions. The rating was… more
  • Toyota GR Yaris is the UK Car Of The Year
    Mar 15, 2021 Motoring

    Toyota GR Yaris is the UK Car Of The Year

    In perhaps its most remarkable award-winning achievement yet, the Toyota GR Yaris has been named the 2021 UK Car of the Year (UK-COTY). The result reveals the level of love for a car that sits well outside the mainstream: an out-and-out… more
  • Keeping South Africans and their loved ones safe - Momentum Safety Alert 2.0
    Mar 15, 2021 Buzz

    Keeping South Africans and their loved ones safe - Momentum Safety Alert 2.0

    During the initial stages of the COVID-19 lockdown there was a significant drop in crime, however, as the lockdown eased crime rates went back to prior levels. This required individuals to remain highly alert and vigilant. According to… more
  • Formula 1600 - Let's Race! - 2021 Investchem championship ready to fly
    Mar 15, 2021 Motorsport

    Formula 1600 - Let's Race! - 2021 Investchem championship ready to fly

    All eyes are on Killarney as the Investchem Formula 1600 championship circus descends on Cape Town Saturday 20 March. Now back to a full 2021 National championship following a lockdown part-season last year, and with a half a million rand in… more
  • South African-built Ford Ranger Awarded CAR Top 12 Best Buys Title for 10th Consecutive Year
    Mar 12, 2021 Motoring

    South African-built Ford Ranger Awarded CAR Top 12 Best Buys Title for 10th Consecutive…

    Ford Ranger has been awarded CAR Magazine’s Top 12 Best Buys award for the 10th consecutive year in the popular double cab pickup sector Ranger remains one of the pioneers and segment leaders with innovative technologies, safety, comfort,… more
  • Toyota Gazoo Racing SA announces team for 2021 season
    Mar 12, 2021 Motorsport

    Toyota Gazoo Racing SA announces team for 2021 season

    Lategan, De Villiers, Variawa to take on SACCS Botterill to compete in NRC and ARC Van Rooyen and Mdakane to compete in GTC The 2021 motorsport season is about to kick off, and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA will be competing in three disciplines. The… more
  • Volkswagen prepares for active season in South African Motorsport
    Mar 12, 2021 Motorsport

    Volkswagen prepares for active season in South African Motorsport

    Kariega based Motorsport division of South Africa’s leading passenger car brand confirms significant motorsport involvement in 2021 One of the country’s most successful racing series will continue to develop young talent SupaCup category set to… more
  • Protect yourself on the roads this Easter
    Mar 12, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Protect yourself on the roads this Easter

    With the Easter weekend just a couple of weeks away, motorists are reminded to keep safety top of mind. Every year the number of accidents and fatalities on our roads over Easter is alarming. Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry… more
  • Hyundai reveals uncovered glimpse of all-new KONA N
    Mar 12, 2021 Motoring

    Hyundai reveals uncovered glimpse of all-new KONA N

    Hyundai Motor has revealed a glimpse of the all-new KONA N without its camouflage disguise. In a series of teaser images, fans and enthusiasts can enjoy a first look at the latest member of the brand’s high-performance N range. The all-new KONA… more
  • A Renaulution for the Diamond
    Mar 12, 2021 Buzz

    A Renaulution for the Diamond

    It hasn't escaped anyone's attention. When the Renaulution plan was announced, a new Renault diamond was proudly displayed behind Luca de Meo, CEO of Renault, as well as on the grille of the Renault 5 Prototype. Since then, this new symbol has… more
  • Impressive results herald focus on growth for TATA International Africa
    Mar 12, 2021 Buzz

    Impressive results herald focus on growth for TATA International Africa

    In April 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic brought TATA International Africa to a standstill, requiring the company to implement measures to cut costs and safeguard income. In doing so, and at the same time making sure that lives were not endangered,… more
  • Ford Everest Sport Introduces New Level of Style to Family-oriented Seven-seater SUV
    Mar 12, 2021 Motoring

    Ford Everest Sport Introduces New Level of Style to Family-oriented Seven-seater SUV

    New Ford Everest Sport adds exclusive exterior styling elements, including eye-catching 20-inch wheels and sporty black finishes Premium-quality cabin featuring embossed leather seats with distinctive blue stitching, soft-touch leather for the… more
  • Isuzu Motors South Africa extends SAP landscape to drive improved sales and customer experience
    Mar 12, 2021 Buzz

    Isuzu Motors South Africa extends SAP landscape to drive improved sales and customer…

    For one of South Africa’s most beloved motoring brands, a divestment by a global parent company sparked a digital transformation process that has helped it break down internal silos and gain a real-time view over each customer to help it… more
  • Insurance value-add to consider
    Mar 12, 2021 Buzz

    Insurance value-add to consider

    A competent defensive driver with little, to no accidents behind their name, is the kind of driver that insurance companies should have as clients. Yet, in reality, this kind of driver is the exception rather than the rule. The good news,… more
  • Fixing the faults in South Africa’s corporate reporting ecosystem
    Mar 12, 2021 Buzz

    Fixing the faults in South Africa’s corporate reporting ecosystem

    Since 2017, the auditing profession has been plagued by high-profile corporate failures that have implicated auditors. As a result of state capture revelations, share price collapses, and corruption allegations, the South African public… more
  • The all-new Dacia Spring, taking the electrical revolution for a spin
    Mar 12, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The all-new Dacia Spring, taking the electrical revolution for a spin

    Today, Dacia opens a new chapter in its history with the launch of All-New Spring, the brand's first 100% electric car. Dacia, a brand of the Groupe Renault, benefits from the unique know-how and experience acquired by the Group and the… more
  • Compensation for Occupational Injury and Diseases Act: domestic workers can now be registered
    Mar 12, 2021 Buzz

    Compensation for Occupational Injury and Diseases Act: domestic workers can now be…

    The Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) has promulgated the process in terms of which employers of domestic workers can register for purposes of the Compensation for Occupational Injury and Diseases Act (COIDA). This is in keeping with… more
  • Sale of its entire stake in Daimler by Renault
    Mar 12, 2021 Buzz

    Sale of its entire stake in Daimler by Renault

    Renault S.A (“Renault”) announced on 11 March 2021, that it intends to sell its entire stake in Daimler A.G (“Daimler”) (i.e. 16,448,378 shares, representing 1.54% of the share capital of Daimler) through a placement to qualified investors, as… more
  • Forget about thriving export industries while protecting plodding companies
    Mar 12, 2021 Buzz

    Forget about thriving export industries while protecting plodding companies

    First published in BusinessDay on 10 March 2021 by Peter Bruce Parts of the article have been highlighted by NEASA's Media Department The more I learn about what central planning does to industrial policy the less hope I have for it. I know my… more
  • Rockwell Automation Named One of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies for the 13th Time
    Mar 12, 2021 Buzz

    Rockwell Automation Named One of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies for the 13th Time

    Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, was recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business… more
  • Spectacular route and new race structure guarantees the Mpumalanga 400 will be an exciting opening to the 2021 SACCS Championship
    Mar 12, 2021 Motorsport

    Spectacular route and new race structure guarantees the Mpumalanga 400 will be an…

    The excitement is building for the Mpumalanga 400, the first round of the 2021 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) that will take place from the quaint fly-fishing destination, Dullstroom in Mpumalanga on Friday and Saturday, 26… more
  • Join AUTOMOTIVE WORLD Nagoya 2021
    Mar 12, 2021 Buzz

    Join AUTOMOTIVE WORLD Nagoya 2021

    Your Gateway to Expand your Business in Japan / Asia! AUTOMOTIVE WORLD Nagoya 2021 (October 27-29, 2021 at Portmesse Nagoya) AUTOMOTIVE WORLD Nagoya is Japan's leading exhibition gathering broad range of the advanced automotive technologies… more
  • Local and international growth for JAC Motors
    Mar 12, 2021 Buzz

    Local and international growth for JAC Motors

    Local and international growth despite harsh trading conditions. JAC Motors SA expands its local dealer footprint. Versatile workhorse and lifestyle double-cab bakkie range. Commercial truck range suitable for entrepreneurs and big fleets.… more
  • 2021 Remuneration Trends Part 2 - Approaching executive remuneration in the evolving landscape
    Mar 12, 2021 Buzz

    2021 Remuneration Trends Part 2 - Approaching executive remuneration in the evolving…

    In this, the second in a two-part series, Chris Blair, CEO of 21st Century, a specialist Remuneration, Organisation Development and Change consultancy, shares his thoughts about how remuneration committees should approach their executives’… more
  • Quantum computers and the cybersecurity risks they pose to South African businesses
    Mar 11, 2021 Buzz

    Quantum computers and the cybersecurity risks they pose to South African businesses

    Round-the-clock advancements in technology are reshaping business operations across the globe. However, businesses should think carefully about the possibilities and impact of transformative technologies like quantum computers, and how these… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 11 March 2021 (June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct)
    Mar 11, 2021 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 11 March 2021 (June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct)

    21% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/TERS monies. Of the 79% of employers who received payment, only 74% were paid in full. 30% of employers still haven’t received their July UIF/TERS monies. Of the 70% of employers who… more
  •  Automechanika Frankfurt: Leading aftermarket trade fair to take place as physical event with a new online programme
    Mar 11, 2021 Buzz

    Automechanika Frankfurt: Leading aftermarket trade fair to take place as physical event…

    This year's Automechanika Frankfurt is taking place as a hybrid event for the first time. The primary focus will be on the physical event and all the advantages it offers. Automechanika will be supplementing these by providing all exhibitors… more
  • Imperial enters strategic partnership with MiX Telematics
    Mar 11, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial enters strategic partnership with MiX Telematics

    MiX Telematics (JSE: MIX), a leading global SaaS provider of connected fleet management solutions, today announced an agreement to be the preferred telematics provider for Imperial (JSE: IPL), a leading African focused provider of integrated… more
  • BMW Group becomes first premium manufacturer to publish Integrated Group Report
    Mar 11, 2021 Buzz

    BMW Group becomes first premium manufacturer to publish Integrated Group Report

    BMW Group Report 2020 combines Annual Report and Sustainable Value Report for the first time. Company-wide, transparent reporting for all stakeholders. Official validation of CO2 targets by Science-Based Targets Initiative. The BMW Group is… more
  • eCommerce: South Africa’s new frontier
    Mar 11, 2021 Covid-19

    eCommerce: South Africa’s new frontier

    The rise of e-commerce in the country over the past year may have been driven by the pandemic, but it was long overdue. On eCommerce Day, it is worth noting that South Africa was arguably too slow in initially adopting e-commerce, chiefly… more
  • Cybercriminals leveraging the Covid-19 vaccine rush to breach people
    Mar 11, 2021 Covid-19

    Cybercriminals leveraging the Covid-19 vaccine rush to breach people

    Mimecast has warned of phishing campaigns by global cybercriminals aiming to leverage the hype around vaccine rollouts, to trick unsuspecting users into potentially risky behaviour. The email campaigns were detected by Mimecast researchers, and… more
  • How manufacturers can secure their digital future over the next 12 months
    Mar 11, 2021 Covid-19

    How manufacturers can secure their digital future over the next 12 months

    By Paulo De Matos, Chief Product Officer at SYSPRO Over the past year, manufacturers and distributors have needed to contend with multiple supply chain disruptions, huge operational inefficiencies and a lack of integration between disparate… more
  • Imperial enhances its digital supply chain offering in Africa
    Mar 11, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial enhances its digital supply chain offering in Africa

    Imperial is proud to announce that Vitalliance, its joint venture with technology provider One Network Enterprises, has been selected to steward the OpenLMIS platform serving nine countries in Africa, beginning in March 2021. OpenLMIS is a… more
  • New step in alliance cooperation: Groupe Renault to supply models for Mitsubishi Motors in Europe
    Mar 11, 2021 Buzz

    New step in alliance cooperation: Groupe Renault to supply models for Mitsubishi Motors…

    Starting 2023, Mitsubishi Motors will procure two models produced by Groupe Renault, for selected markets in Europe. Groupe Renault and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today announced a new step in their operational cooperation. Mitsubishi Motors… more
  • Figure 1: RMB/BER Business Confidence Index - Source: BER, SARB (Shaded areas represent economic downswings)
    Mar 11, 2021 Buzz

    Executives still downbeat in the first quarter

    The RMB/BER Business Confidence Index (BCI) declined from 40 to 35 in the first quarter of 2021. This means close to seven out of ten senior executives expressed their dissatisfaction with prevailing business conditions, up from six previously.… more
  • BMW M presents comprehensive new safety car fleet for MotoGP™ 2021
    Mar 11, 2021 Motorsport

    BMW M presents comprehensive new safety car fleet for MotoGP™ 2021

    Preparations are underway for the 2021 season in the MotoGP World Championship, which begins on 28th March with the Grand Prix of Qatar in Losail. BMW M has been the ‘Official Car of MotoGP’ since 1999, an involvement that includes the… more
  • MOVI-C®  the benchmark in control automation excellence
    Mar 11, 2021 Buzz

    MOVI-C® the benchmark in control automation excellence

    MOVI-C® , from SEW-EUORODRIVE, is a unique automation control system that sets a new benchmark in control automation, embracing Industry 4.0 technology. Part of the innovative Generation C advanced technology, MOVI-C® offers controller control… more
  • NGV India Summit highlights emerging opportunities for natural gas vehicle industry in India
    Mar 11, 2021 Buzz

    NGV India Summit highlights emerging opportunities for natural gas vehicle industry in…

    As the event industry takes affirmative steps towards resuming B2B physical platforms, Messe Frankfurt India Trade Fairs Pvt Ltd hosted Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) India Summit from 4 – 5 March at Le Meridien, New Delhi. Focussing on the enormous… more
  • The Eldan Twin Shaft Clean-Cut Tyre Shredder will be introduced at Tyrexpo Asia 2021
    Mar 10, 2021 Buzz

    Eldan Recycling to expand their presence in Asia at the Singapore Show

    Denmark based Eldan Recycling are another company who will be exhibiting for the very first time at the Tyrexpo Asia 2021 Show in Singapore this coming November. Being at the show will represent an evolving trading direction for Eldan Recycling… more
  • IBIS sets out its exciting two-year events roadmap
    Mar 10, 2021 Buzz

    IBIS sets out its exciting two-year events roadmap

    In 2020, face-to-face IBIS conferences made way for a new and exciting era of live broadcasts streamed direct to you via our bespoke interactive event platform. Throughout the year, IBIS brought together the global collision industry safely,… more
  • Challenges remain for Industrials, but calculus shifts
    Mar 10, 2021 Buzz

    Challenges remain for Industrials, but calculus shifts

    Disruption arising from COVID-19 has accelerated trends already apparent in the industrials market –– particularly digitalisation and trade volatility –– and transformation has gone from a “nice to have” to a necessity, according to the latest… more
  • SANRAL’s heavy-handed approach to motorists won’t solve any problems
    Mar 10, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    SANRAL’s heavy-handed approach to motorists won’t solve any problems

    The South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (SANRAL) insistence at the weekend that the non-payment of e-tolls will result in motorists being unable to renew vehicle licence discs is outrageous, dishonest and irregular, says the… more
  •  Dekra Industrial attains Level 3 B-BBEE: authentically empowered for growth
    Mar 10, 2021 Buzz

    Dekra Industrial attains Level 3 B-BBEE: authentically empowered for growth

    Following an 18 month transformation process, Dekra Industrial in South Africa has recently attained a Level 3 B-BBEE (Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment) accreditation, with 51 percent black woman ownership. The agreement with the new… more
  • AutoTrader Car Industry Report
    Mar 10, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    AutoTrader Car Industry Report

    BMW is the most searched for car brand in South Africa, the Toyota Hilux is the most desired car model and online vehicle searches have grown by an impressive 54,1%. These are just some of the interesting findings contained within the latest… more
  • SAIA welcomes Competition Commission guidelines on automotive aftermarket
    Mar 10, 2021 Buzz

    SAIA welcomes Competition Commission guidelines on automotive aftermarket

    The South African Insurance Association (SAIA), as a representative body for the non-life insurance industry, supports the objectives of the Competition Commission Guidelines as they relate to the non-life insurance industry and the adoption of… more
  • Tandem wheelie: Kaspersky becomes sponsor of Aprilia Racing and partners with Piaggio Group
    Mar 10, 2021 Buzz

    Tandem wheelie: Kaspersky becomes sponsor of Aprilia Racing and partners with Piaggio…

    Kaspersky has become a sponsor of Aprilia Racing – one of the most successful teams in motorcycle racing history. The cybersecurity company’s logos will be placed on the team’s bikes for the entire 2021 season, starting with the first race in… more
  • A new dawn and the allure of lithium-ion
    Mar 10, 2021 Buzz

    A new dawn and the allure of lithium-ion

    Over the past few decades, technology has progressed to the point where almost every device or piece of machinery requires a power source. Some of these applications use grid-power, while others use stored power solutions, such as batteries. To… more
  • Committed to Youth Development –  Rhenus Logistics Implements the YES Programme
    Mar 10, 2021 Buzz

    Committed to Youth Development – Rhenus Logistics Implements the YES Programme

    As part of its commitment to skills development and transformation, Rhenus has announced its participation in the Youth Employment Service (YES) Programme, a joint initiative by the private sector and government, towards South Africa's youth to… more
  • SA fares well with regard to vehicle crime
    Mar 10, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    SA fares well with regard to vehicle crime

    Vehicle theft rate comparison with other developed countries As South Africans, we often perceive our country as having high levels of crime, especially when compared to other countries. This was demonstrated by the Numbeo.com Crime Index by… more
  • MC Series Industrial Gear Unit Reduces Power Consumption and Cuts Costs
    Mar 10, 2021 Buzz

    MC Series Industrial Gear Unit Reduces Power Consumption and Cuts Costs

    One of many Industrial Gearbox solutions, the MC Series Helical Bevel Industrial Gear Unit, was installed by SEW-EURODRIVE, at a manufacturing plant whose transmission system recently malfunctioned. In addition to providing a higher performance… more
  • Toyota celebrates its outstanding dealers from 2020
    Mar 09, 2021 Buzz

    Toyota celebrates its outstanding dealers from 2020

    Toyota Dealer of the Year: Halfway Toyota Scottburgh Lexus Dealer of the Year: Lexus Fourways Hino Dealer of the Year: Hino Pinetown The local automotive retail may currently be going through a challenging period, but that has not deterred… more
  • SEMA Challenges EPA’s Motorsports Regulations in Court
    Mar 09, 2021 Motorsport

    SEMA Challenges EPA’s Motorsports Regulations in Court

    Association reiterates importance of RPM Act to stop EPA overreach SEMA filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Gear Box Z. Inc. (GBZ) arguing against the EPA’s contention that the Clean Air… more
  • History of the Alpine brand
    Mar 09, 2021 Motoring

    History of the Alpine brand

    66 years of passionate history since 1955 Competition in the genes, many victories The people behind the iconic vehicles A 100% electric future Alpine is the story of a brand, but it is also the story of the people before the brand existed,… more
  • Toyota Urban Cruiser – Find Your Fun
    Mar 09, 2021 Motoring

    Toyota Urban Cruiser – Find Your Fun

    Ushering in the next instalment in Toyota’s passenger car expansion strategy, is the new Urban Cruiser. Conceived as a fun, affordable and compact crossover vehicle, the Urban Cruiser has been designed to play in the city during weekdays, while… more
  • Pure Blue: new Cromax® Pro Basecoat tint introduced
    Mar 09, 2021 Buzz

    Pure Blue: new Cromax® Pro Basecoat tint introduced

    In line with the trend of blue being the most popular chromatic colour for vehicles in Europe, Cromax® has extended its Cromax Pro portfolio with the new Cromax Pro Pure Blue WB22 mixing tint. Cromax Pro Pure Blue WB22 mixing tint is a high… more
  • South Africa named one of the world’s most dangerous countries to drive in
    Mar 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    South Africa named one of the world’s most dangerous countries to drive in

    It’s estimated that someone is killed and around twenty people injured every thirty seconds on roads around the world. But which parts of the world are you most likely to be involved in an accident? To answer this question, Zutobi has analysed… more
  • COVID-19 is impacting on gender equality and eroding the hard-won progress
    Mar 09, 2021 Buzz

    COVID-19 is impacting on gender equality and eroding the hard-won progress

    COVID-19 is eroding the hard-won progress made towards many aspects of parity over recent decades. As the Institute for Fiscal Studies noted that the nature of the economic shock associated with the pandemic has touched many old and deep… more
  • 70% of SA’s cars are not insured so fintech launches affordable prepaid insurance
    Mar 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    70% of SA’s cars are not insured so fintech launches affordable prepaid insurance

    A shocking 70% of South Africans don’t have car insurance. That’s 12 million cars on the roads whose owners simply can’t afford insurance. A black-owned South African insurtech has come up with the answer – car accident cover on demand. Just… more
  • SABS drives the principles of transparency to eliminate Technical Barriers to Trade
    Mar 09, 2021 Buzz

    SABS drives the principles of transparency to eliminate Technical Barriers to Trade

    The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), in collaboration with the World Trade Organization (WTO), hosted a virtual seminar today, on the WTO Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement's Transparency Framework that discussed the National… more
  • Pajero Sport shows its prowess in epic adventure
    Mar 09, 2021 Motoring

    Pajero Sport shows its prowess in epic adventure

    Mitsubishi Motors SA Pajero Ambassador takes Pajero Sport on epic adventure to the “Land of Legends” Pajero Sport hosts convoy of 14 4x4s in Venda’s Secret Forest Off-road legend Francois Rossouw impressed by performance in the rough Mitsubishi… more
  • Aston Martin takes pole position as an Official Safety Car of Formula 1®
    Mar 09, 2021 Motorsport

    Aston Martin takes pole position as an Official Safety Car of Formula 1®

    Official Safety Car of Formula 1® based on Aston Martin’s sports car, Vantage Aston Martin DBX becomes an Official Medical Car of Formula 1® Both cars make their debut at pre-season F1® test in Bahrain on 12-14 March Previous Aston Martin… more
  • Supply chain management is one of the world’s most important professions right now
    Mar 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Supply chain management is one of the world’s most important professions right now

    When the US President turns his attention to supply chains, it is compelling confirmation that the profession is important, according to Tonya Lamb, business development executive at SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management in… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 8 March 2021 (June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct)
    Mar 08, 2021 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 8 March 2021 (June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct)

    25% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/TERS monies. Of the 75% of employers who received payment, only 80% were paid in full. 31% of employers still haven’t received their July UIF/TERS monies. Of the 69% of employers who… more
  • International Women's Day: The women who made the motoring industry what it is today
    Mar 08, 2021 Buzz

    International Women's Day: The women who made the motoring industry what it is today

    Motoring has felt like a man’s world for as long as many of us can remember, with men dominating roles across the industry. At the last count, just 0.04% of mechanics in the were females, just six women have got behind the wheel for a Formula 1… more
  • Alfa Romeo pays tribute to female racing drivers
    Mar 08, 2021 Motorsport

    Alfa Romeo pays tribute to female racing drivers

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, Alfa Romeo would like to salute its female racing drivers, who have stood out in the brand’s history Women whose assertion transcends the mere sporting value of their achievements, who have become an… more
  • ‘Wathint’ abafazi, wathint’ imbokodo’ - (You strike a woman, you strike a rock.)
    Mar 08, 2021 Covid-19

    ‘Wathint’ abafazi, wathint’ imbokodo’ - (You strike a woman, you strike a rock.)

    The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the women of South Africa emotionally, mentally, physically and socially. In the past year women have had to face a higher rate of unemployment than men, were more dependent on social grants to survive… more
  • Hepburn & du Plessis open new HRSA season on a high
    Mar 08, 2021 Motorsport

    Hepburn & du Plessis open new HRSA season on a high

    The 2021 Historic Racing South Africa season started on a high and occasionally dramatic note at the Red Star Raceway near Delmas in Mpumalanga on Saturday. A few changes to the Pre-90 Sports and GTs and Pre-80s Saloons' rules should help shake… more
  • New series pilot race steals the show at EP regional
    Mar 08, 2021 Motorsport

    New series pilot race steals the show at EP regional

    The second round of the Algoa Motorsport Club’s Eastern Province Championship races delivered some close and historic racing at the Aldo Scribante Racetrack on Saturday. Local entries were spiced up by out of town visitors and a significant one… more
  • Convincingly innovative: MEYLE honored with TOP 100 Innovation Award
    Mar 08, 2021 Buzz

    Convincingly innovative: MEYLE honored with TOP 100 Innovation Award

    Germany based automotive spare parts manufacturer MEYLE convinces jury TOP 100 seal honors special innovative strength and extraordinary innovation successes of German medium-sized companies Innovation: an integral part of the company DNA at… more
  • Car seating mistakes
    Mar 08, 2021 Buzz

    Car seating mistakes

    The managing director of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, says drivers and passengers who use seatbelts and sit properly, reduce mortality rates in crashes by up to 67%. “This proves the importance of using these safety features correctly. Many… more
  • New Renault ARKANA: spacious, sporty, hybrid
    Mar 08, 2021 Motoring

    New Renault ARKANA: spacious, sporty, hybrid

    By launching its sporty-looking Arkana SUV in Europe, Renault is reinventing the conventional codes of the market. It becomes the first general-purpose manufacturer to offer a SUV coupé in Europe, a segment that until now has been the preserve… more