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  • What is AQUABLADE?
    Sep 19, 2019 Buzz

    What is AquaBlade®?

    Best cleaning performance More efficient cleaning on whole wiping surface Larger cleaning area including upper windshield cameras 82% of drivers think AquaBlade® is THE SAFEST SYSTEM 70% of drivers think AquaBlade® could PREVENT ACCIDENTS More… more
  • The Volkswagen T-Cross, now on sale in South Africa
    Sep 19, 2019 Motoring

    The Volkswagen T-Cross, now on sale in South Africa

    Customers can now purchase the all-new T-Cross from their nearest Volkswagen Dealers The T-Cross range will also see the introduction of a new 1.5 TSI engine with 110kW of power in the first quarter of 2020 The entry level T-Cross model which… more
  • THE TIRE COLOGNE presents the top five tire manufacturers as the only B2B platform
    Sep 19, 2019 Buzz

    THE TIRE COLOGNE presents the top five tire manufacturers as the only B2B platform

    Hall planning with new details – future mobility as a special accent – market study provides interesting insights The structure of THE TIRE COLOGNE is taking shape for the second edition from 9 to 12 June 2020. A good nine months prior to the… more
  • The AIDC's message of Support  for Automechanika 2019
    Sep 19, 2019 Buzz

    The AIDC's message of Support for Automechanika 2019

    The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) hasbeen a proud participant in Automechanika Johannesburg since the show was launched in 2009. This event serves as a platform to position South Africa and Gauteng in particular as the… more
  • Higher vehicle ownership across developing nations comes at a cost, says GlobalData
    Sep 19, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Higher vehicle ownership across developing nations comes at a cost, says GlobalData

    Vehicle ownership per person across developing nations such as China and Russia has been growing at a fast pace due to rise in income per capita. Even though it creates an opportunity for the global automotive players to tap into the emerging… more
  • Volvo Cars and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
    Sep 19, 2019 Motoring

    Volvo Cars and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving

    Volvo Cars, a leader in automotive safety, and Uber, the leading ride-hailing firm, today present a jointly developed production car capable of driving by itself, the next step in the strategic collaboration between both companies. Uber and… more
  • By Len Brand, Chief Executive Officer at TATA Africa Holdings and Head of Distribution Vertical at TATA International
    Sep 19, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    How investing in small business entrepreneurship can benefit big business

    Businesses are dependent on the social, environmental, and economic sustainability of the communities in which they operate. Investing in initiatives which empower more people to become self-sufficientcan have far-reaching benefits. The proverb… more
  • Daewoo Trucks – The journey to a true International & African brand
    Sep 19, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Daewoo Trucks – The journey to a true International & African brand

    Founded in 1972, Daewoo Trucks Korea started as a manufacturer of heavy and extra heavy duty commercial vehicles in technical collaboration with General Motors. In 2004 the company became a part of the $110 bn Indian multinational conglomerate… more
  • Industry celebrates as first trade tests done at Diesel Fuel Injection trade test centre
    Sep 19, 2019 Buzz

    Industry celebrates as first trade tests done at Diesel Fuel Injection trade test centre

    There was much celebrating amongst those in the Diesel Fuel Injection (DFI) community in September as the first group of applicants completed their trade tests at the newly-registered Trade Test Centre at Robert Bosch in Midrand, Johannesburg.… more
  • FMF Newsletter 18 September 2019
    Sep 19, 2019 Buzz

    FMF Newsletter 18 September 2019

    ARTICLE of the week Moody's axe will fall - unless we change course now – CHRIS HATTINGH The probability of a credit rating downgrade from Moody’s does not necessarily equal ‘good’ news for SA’s economic prospects. It is merely the calm before… more
  • INEOS Automotive’s uncompromising 4x4 to be built in Wales and named ‘Grenadier’
    Sep 19, 2019 Motoring

    INEOS Automotive’s uncompromising 4x4 to be built in Wales and named ‘Grenadier’

    Grenadier name chosen by the company’s fans and followers. Wales to be the home of the INEOS Grenadier, to be assembled in a new manufacturing facility in Bridgend. A significant commitment to UK manufacturing, creating up to 500 jobs as part… more
  • Joseph McCorry, ZF Aftermarket, to Present at the AASA Technology Conference
    Sep 19, 2019 Buzz

    Joseph McCorry, ZF Aftermarket, to Present at the AASA Technology Conference

    McCorry to discuss bridging the OE and Aftermarket technology gaps Event to showcase top technology and opportunities Joseph McCorry, Board Member and Global Vice President of ZF Aftermarket, will present on the topic of Bridging OE and… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 17 September 2019
    Sep 18, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 17 September 2019

    MasterTips: Africa travel guide Planning a trip to Southern Africa this December? Before you hop into your car and leave be sure you know all about the rules and regulations of travelling in Africa. For instance, did you know that it’s… more
  • Hyundai Motorsport unwraps electric Veloster N race car
    Sep 18, 2019 Motorsport

    Hyundai Motorsport unwraps electric Veloster N race car

    Hyundai Motorsport has revealed the Veloster N ETCR, its first-ever electric race car, at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Based on the road-going Veloster N model, the new car is designed specifically for the new ETCR championship which will make its… more
  • Hyundai's 45 Concept gives a vision of electrification, autonomous technologies and intelligent design
    Sep 18, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Hyundai's 45 Concept gives a vision of electrification, autonomous technologies and…

    Hyundai has unveiled the 45, an electric vehicle concept, at the Frankfurt Motor Show as homage to its heritage and a future image of a new era of the Korean company's automotive design focused on electrification, autonomous technologies and… more
  • ZF Aftermarket’s Campaign Expands Community
    Sep 18, 2019 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket’s Campaign Expands Community

    Campaign grows in an unexpected way ZF Aftermarket following includes more than just auto care professionals ZF Aftermarket’s #ItsAboutThePart campaign has drawn the attention of a diverse audience in the weeks it has been live. Since… more
  • Clark expanding its sales activities in Spain
    Sep 18, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Clark expanding its sales activities in Spain

    Johannes Menzel started his new Clark Europe role as Regional Sales Manager for Spain on 1 July 2019. He is now responsible for the supervision and expansion of Clark’s forklift and spare parts activities in Spain. In his 14 years at Clark… more
  • Saudi drone strikes will impact local fuel prices
    Sep 17, 2019 Buzz

    Saudi drone strikes will impact local fuel prices

    Drone strikes on Saudi Arabia's Abqaiq oil refinery have wrought chaos on world oil markets and made the forecasting of the oil price more difficult. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited… more
  • Changes in vehicles’ fuel systems lead to increased competition
    Sep 17, 2019 Buzz

    Changes in vehicles’ fuel systems lead to increased competition

    Changes in the fuel systems of vehicles means that more and more competitors have entered the repair and rebuild sectors of the motor industry, says Johan Botha, Regional Chairman of the Automotive Remanufacturers’ Association (ARA), a proud… more
  • Continental Releases Overview of European Winter Tire Regulations 2019/2020
    Sep 17, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Continental Releases Overview of European Winter Tire Regulations 2019/2020

    Overview presents regulations on the use of winter equipment for trucks and buses Alpine symbol-marked tires become more relevant in several countries As of now, all Continental steer tires in sizes 17.5” and 19.5” for Europe are also available… more
  • 8 tips to assist you in negotiating a great deal on a used car
    Sep 17, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    8 tips to assist you in negotiating a great deal on a used car

    If you are in the market to purchase a used car – one of your biggest concerns is probably how you go about negotiating a great deal and how to cut out all unnecessary trivial charges to ensure the best value for money purchase. Imperial Auto… more
  • VWSA remains compliant with international certification standards
    Sep 17, 2019 Buzz

    VWSA remains compliant with international certification standards

    Annual audit finds VWSA compliant with ISO 9001:2015 and VDA 6.1:2016 requirements VWSA commended for performance, systems and continuous improvement Following a week-long audit of its operations in South Africa, Volkswagen Group South Africa… more
  • Richard Green, National Director of the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA)
    Sep 17, 2019 Buzz

    Labour rate inequality threatens MBR sector viability and employment

    The historic practice of issuing Motor Body Repairers’ insurer Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with outdated labour rates is creating havoc in the Motor Body Repair Industry and threatening not only growth and employment, but the sustainability… more
  • What to do if your car is written off
    Sep 17, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    What to do if your car is written off

    It’s stressful enough if your is car written off by insurance, but if you’re unsure the processes involved, it’s even worse. Barend Smit, Marketing Director of MotorHappy, a supplier of motor management solutions and car insurance options,… more
  • Still waters run deep with Mitsubishi Motors as official vehicle supplier
    Sep 17, 2019 Buzz

    Still waters run deep with Mitsubishi Motors as official vehicle supplier

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) recently announced an exciting new partnership between MMSA and Stillwater Sports, the popular lifestyle sports event specialists offering an array of top sporting experiences across South Africa. MMSA… more
  • Significance of regular lift truck audits
    Sep 17, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Significance of regular lift truck audits

    Forklift safety is an important part of overall warehouse and site safety. To ensure a safe working environment, the importance of regular lift truck audits cannot be reiterated enough. Forklifts have changed dramatically over the years, but… more
  • From left: DJ Kent, Donovan Goliath and Lesego “Les Da Chef” Semenya
    Sep 17, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Volkswagen begins breaking ground at their ground-breaking launch event - T-Cross City

    Let the games begin! From concept to creation, Volkswagen is building a city to launch the new T-Cross. The ultimate car launch. The ultimate city. The ultimate urban experience. What initially lived online as a virtual city is becoming a… more
  • SKF South Africa premises relocation
    Sep 17, 2019 Buzz

    SKF South Africa premises relocation

    As you may be aware, SKF South Africa and Lincoln Lubrication SA will be moving to new combined premises in Jet Park early in the new year. The new state of the art facilities will enable us to jointly serve our customers more efficiently and… more
  • Tyre manufacturer takes top accolade at KZN Investor Awards 2019
    Sep 17, 2019 Buzz

    Tyre manufacturer takes top accolade at KZN Investor Awards 2019

    At the KZN Investor Awards 2019, tyre manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd, known as Sumitomo Dunlop, walked away with the main award of the evening – the KZN Investor of the Year Award for 2019. The inaugural event, hosted by… more
  • Clean up the environment – from behind the wheel
    Sep 17, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Clean up the environment – from behind the wheel

    September 21 is World Cleanup Day! Last year saw 18 million people across 157 countries and territories do their thing for the environment by participating in the biggest waste collection day in human history. South African motorists can get… more
  • World Rallycross going down to the wire at Killarney
    Sep 17, 2019 Motorsport

    World Rallycross going down to the wire at Killarney

    South African race fans are set for a sensational showdown when the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy comes to a dramatic head at the Killarney International Raceway season finale 9-10 November. Swede Timmy Hansen… more
  • New African car brand debuts at Automechanika Johannesburg
    Sep 17, 2019 Buzz

    New African car brand debuts at Automechanika Johannesburg

    Mureza, a new African car brand, will make its debut at Automechanika Johannesburg, which takes place at Expo Centre, Nasrec, from 18-21 September. Mureza initially has a joint venture with the SAIPA Group in Iran for platform-sharing and the… more
  • The Role of SEZs in the Eastern Cape Province
    Sep 17, 2019 Buzz

    The Role of SEZs in the Eastern Cape Province

    Special Economic Zones (SEZs) represent a major component of South Africa’s industrial development policy, comprising key objectives to attract new talent along with developing new industries. Designed as an economic tool, these zones function… more
  • Bridgestone reveals ‘Webfleet Solutions’ as the new company name for the recently acquired telematics business
    Sep 17, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Bridgestone reveals ‘Webfleet Solutions’ as the new company name for the recently…

    EMEA business now serving over 1.2 million vehicles with mobility subscriptions and fleet solutions Following the acquisition of TomTom Telematics by Bridgestone Europe (Bridgestone) on 1 April 2019, Bridgestone has announced that TomTom… more
  • IFAC Global SMP survey results
    Sep 17, 2019 Buzz

    IFAC Global SMP survey results

    In 2018, the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) again performed its Global Small and Medium Practices (SMP) Survey asking practitioners from small and medium practices across the globe to provide feedback. The survey was designed to… more
  • The “Logistics IT” pavilion at HANNOVER MESSE
    Sep 16, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The “Logistics IT” pavilion at HANNOVER MESSE

    With a new “Logistics IT” pavilion, Deutsche Messe is helping small and medium-sized software providers to present their solutions at HANNOVER MESSE. The pavilion is located in the Digital Ecosystems display in Hall 17, right at the heart of… more
  • AMEO and NUMSA sign a new three-year agreement
    Sep 16, 2019 Buzz

    AMEO and NUMSA sign a new three-year agreement

    The Automotive Manufacturers Employers’ Association (AMEO) has successfully concluded the 2019 National Bargaining Forum negotiations with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) with the signing of a three-year agreement.… more
  • Members of the cast and crew of the 2019 Survivor South Africa series on the set of the final episode of Survivor South Africa: Island of Secrets at Silverline Studios in Cape Town on Thursday 12 September.
    Sep 16, 2019 Buzz

    Mahindra celebrates with fans at this year's Survivor South Africa finale

    Mahindra celebrated the end of one of the most intriguing TV series yet, as it handed over two brand new Mahindra vehicles to winners at the Survivor: Island of Secrets 2019 grand finale in Cape Town. As the series vehicle sponsor, Mahindra… more
  • The MAZ 646087 truck-tractor which will be on display at Futuroad
    Sep 13, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    New heavy truck brand preparing to enter South African market

    MAZ, a truck and machinery manufacturer from Belarus, is preparing to enter the heavy-duty segment of the Southern African market. The brand will have two trucks on display at Futuroad, the truck and bus expo, which is being co-located with… more
  • New Renault Zoe: the pleasure of driving 100% electric takes on a new dimension
    Sep 13, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    New Renault Zoe: the pleasure of driving 100% electric takes on a new dimension

    Following its reveal to the public in June 2019, the New Renault ZOE is taking to European roads with an offer of 100% electric driving pleasure and a new dimension thanks to a range of up to 395 km WLTP*, a more efficient 100 kW engine, its… more
  • Big prizes to be won at Automechanika Johannesburg
    Sep 13, 2019 Buzz

    Big prizes to be won at Automechanika Johannesburg

    Several large prizes are at stake for competitions running at Automechanika Johannesburg 2019, which takes place at Expo Centre, Nasrec, from Wednesday, 18 September to Saturday 21 September. These prizes include an entry and transport costs to… more
  • South Africa falls 54 places in World Freedom Index in just 19 years
    Sep 13, 2019 Buzz

    South Africa falls 54 places in World Freedom Index in just 19 years

    In the Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) 2019 Report, South Africa ranks 101 out of 162 countries. This is a fall of two places from last year but is a massive fall of 54 places since 2000 when the country achieved an enviable ranking of 47… more
  • Welcome to Generation Flex – The Employee Power Shift
    Sep 13, 2019 Buzz

    Welcome to Generation Flex – The Employee Power Shift

    There’s a new wave of professionals who want to plug in at a time and location that suits them – and they’re changing the way we work Meet Generation Flex – an ever-expanding pool of independent, skilled workers for whom employment no longer… more
  • Legendary Ford Performance Car Specialist and Dealer Basil Green Inducted Into South African Hall of Fame
    Sep 13, 2019 Buzz

    Legendary Ford Performance Car Specialist and Dealer Basil Green Inducted Into South…

    Basil Green created the iconic Perana line of fast Fords which dominated local streets and circuits in 1960s and Seventies The pioneering Johannesburg businessman is best known for the iconic Ford Capri Perana V8, which was SA's fastest locally… more
  • Female bikers against woman and children abuse, ”we say enough is enough”. ”i will not be next”
    Sep 13, 2019 Buzz

    Female bikers against woman and children abuse, ”we say enough is enough”. ”i will not be…

    South Africa female bikers will on Saturday 14 September 2019 be embarking on a mass ride headed to The Union Building in Pretoria, to hand a memorandum to Honorable Minister in the Presidency: Mr Jackson Mthembu. Bike Riders will be coming… more
  • Cromax – a premium global refinish brand from Axalta –launches in South Africa
    Sep 13, 2019 Buzz

    Cromax – a premium global refinish brand from Axalta –launches in South Africa

    Cromax®, a premium global refinish brand fromAxalta - a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings–has launchedin South Africa.It is the first introduction of a premium brand in over 25 years. Cromax is known for optimising the… more
  • Travelling in Africa? You need to read this first
    Sep 13, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Travelling in Africa? You need to read this first

    Travelling in Africa can be a wonderful, life-enriching experience. For South Africans, exploring other countries on the continent can also be relatively affordable making it very attractive for those wanting to holiday on a budget. But, says… more
  • Automechanika Body & Paint World Championships: Round 2 in South Africa
    Sep 13, 2019 Buzz

    Automechanika Body & Paint World Championships: Round 2 in South Africa

    Following its successful debut in Great Britain, the Automechanika Body & Paint World Championships are moving on to South Africa for round two. The next national winner for the grand finale in Frankfurt in 2020 will be determined at… more
  • Do you understand what’s on your car service invoice?
    Sep 13, 2019 Buzz

    Do you understand what’s on your car service invoice?

    After taking your car in for a service, have you ever looked at the invoice and wondered what all the line items are? Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry… more
  • What a difference 4 days could make
    Sep 13, 2019 Buzz

    What a difference 4 days could make

    If you are in the automotive, commercial vehicles or logistics and material handling sectors, then you don't want to miss the opportunity that ONLY comes around EVERY TWO YEARS. Automechanika Johannesburg (Automotive Aftermarket), Futuroad Expo… more
  • Prosperity and tolerance
    Sep 13, 2019 Buzz

    Prosperity and tolerance

    Of late I’ve seen more discussion on the idea that slavery made America prosperous. That got me to thinking about the link between slavery, intolerance, bigotry in general, and economic prosperity. My conclusion is these vices increase poverty,… more
  • Smarter mobility key to a sustainable South Africa
    Sep 13, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Smarter mobility key to a sustainable South Africa

    Smarter Mobility Africa summit to host big gun speakers in 2019 The World Economic Forum has revealed that by 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be living and operating in urban areas. Considering the resultant congestion and air… more
  • The Future of the Electric Car (EV) in South Africa
    Sep 13, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The Future of the Electric Car (EV) in South Africa

    Not enough is known by the South African consumer about the electric car or even the EV charging infrastructure. We are not as behind as we think we are. Our charging infrastructure actually exists Believe or not, but, one can actually drive… more
  • Trysome Named as Red Dot Corporation Authorised Distributor
    Sep 13, 2019 Buzz

    Trysome Named as Red Dot Corporation Authorised Distributor

    Partnership signifies new growth opportunity for aftermarket partner in southern African heavy-duty mobile HVAC market Red Dot Europe recently welcomed Trysome Auto-Electrical Engineering (Pty) Ltd into its global network of heavy-duty mobile… more
  • The Jeep Brand with Wanderlust 108 in city parks across Europe
    Sep 13, 2019 Buzz

    The Jeep Brand with Wanderlust 108 in city parks across Europe

    The Mindful Triathlon is back featuring an host of fitness and wellness events. From 21 September to 6 October, the Jeep® brand will be partner of Wanderlust in seven events taking place in the the parks of major European cities - Paris,… more
  • New alliance to help navigate the complexities of the Carbon Tax
    Sep 13, 2019 Buzz

    New alliance to help navigate the complexities of the Carbon Tax

    Two leading consulting firms - Cova Advisory and XNOVOS – have announced a new partnership to produce a software system to help companies to cope with the demanding requirements of the new Carbon Tax. They have signed an MOU, and are committed… more
  • Bridgestone Tyre Guarantee Now Available at Tiger Wheel & Tyre
    Sep 13, 2019 Buzz

    Bridgestone Tyre Guarantee Now Available at Tiger Wheel & Tyre

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre is pleased to announce the availability of the Bridgestone Tyre Damage Guarantee at all its South African stores. The guarantee is offered free of charge on all Bridgestone passenger, 4x4 and SUV tyres, size 17" and larger,… more
  • Opinion piece: Next-Gen dashcams can revolutionise risk for the insurance industry, reducing fraudulent claims
    Sep 13, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Opinion piece: Next-Gen dashcams can revolutionise risk for the insurance industry,…

    The insurance industry is built to provide cover for drivers and businesses to insure against the loss, damage or liability that occurs as a result of a vehicle accidents, theft, hijacking or fire. The premiums for covering such… more
  • Continental Designs Tomorrow's Tyre
    Sep 13, 2019 Buzz

    Continental Designs Tomorrow's Tyre

    "Conti C.A.R.E." delivers technology solutions for the mobility of the future Electrification and connectivity of wheels and tyres enable sustainable tyre management At this year's Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), Continental will be presenting… more
  • The
    Sep 13, 2019 Motoring

    The "P" series Pickup launched with "Super Five Star" Program in China, Accelerating…

    During the Chengdu Motor Show 2019 kick off on September 5, Great Wall "P" series pickup released its "Super Five Star" Program. Based on the user-oriented principle, the program focuses on five aspects of super symbolism, super factory, super… more
  • DHL expands Africa eShop online shopping application to 34 countries across Sub Saharan Africa
    Sep 13, 2019 Buzz

    DHL expands Africa eShop online shopping application to 34 countries across Sub Saharan…

    Growth of online retail driving DHL Africa eShop’s rapid success Platform introduced to an additional 14 countries across Sub Saharan Africa Since its initial introduction in April of this year, the DHL Africa eShop… more
  • Michael Bültmann, Managing Director, in charge of international relations  at HERE Technologies
    Sep 11, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Location data can transform SA’s transport system – if we all work together

    Location technology can transform South Africa’s transport system – but don’t expect to see self-driving cars on our roads any time soon. What’s more relevant is the need for the public and private sectors to work together more closely to… more
  •  Neil Woolridge Motorsport Ford Rangers win record fourth consecutive Rally dos Sertões in Brazil
    Sep 11, 2019 Motorsport

    Neil Woolridge Motorsport Ford Rangers win record fourth consecutive Rally dos Sertões…

    Record-breaking fourth win in a row for the Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) designed and built Class T1 Ford Ranger V8 on longest and toughest Rally dos Sertões to date Lucas Moraes and Kaique Bentivoglio power NWM X Rally Team/MEM Motorsport… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 10 September 2019
    Sep 11, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 10 September 2019

    MasterTips: Protect yourself from impaired drivers Research from the US estimates at least 30 people are killed in drunk driving crashes every day. In South Africa impaired drivers are an inevitability and this is what you can do should you… more
  • The all-new Renault Captur presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show
    Sep 11, 2019 Motoring

    The all-new Renault Captur presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show

    At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Thierry Bolloré, CEO of Groupe Renault, and Laurens van den Acker, EVP Corporate Design, presented the All-new Renault Captur, the latest version of the best-selling urban SUV, with 1.5 million units sold in more… more
  • It is time to stop the senseless gender-based violence - Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA)
    Sep 11, 2019 Buzz

    It is time to stop the senseless gender-based violence - Motor Industry Staff Association…

    The Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) condemns in the strongest possible terms the scourge of gender-based harm so prevalent in our society and is calling on Government to act on the senseless and violent crimes committed against women in… more
  • 2020 World Car Awards officially launched
    Sep 11, 2019 Buzz

    2020 World Car Awards officially launched

    The Road to the 2020 World Car Awards began yesterday at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) with the celebration of the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE as the triple winner of three 2019 World Car Awards (World Car of the Year, World Green Car and World… more
  • Ford Reveals Electrified Vehicle Line-Up that will Surpass Conventional Petrol and Diesel by 2022
    Sep 11, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Reveals Electrified Vehicle Line-Up that will Surpass Conventional Petrol and Diesel…

    Ford at the Frankfurt Motor Show premieres strongest-ever electrified line-up including new Puma EcoBoost Hybrid, all-new Explorer and Tourneo Custom Plug-In Hybrids, and all-new Kuga SUV - the first Ford to offer mild-, full- and plug-in… more
  • Invitation to showcase your products to our fantastic Eastern Cape Exhibition Visitors
    Sep 11, 2019 Buzz

    Invitation to showcase your products to our fantastic Eastern Cape Exhibition Visitors

    We are pleased to invite your company to participate in the Manufacturing Indaba Eastern Cape Exhibition on 3-4 October 2019 in Port Elizabeth. This premier event will attract premium visitors interested in a range of manufacturing activities.… more
  • Cartrack to launch R1 Million Limited Recovery Warranty across all consumer vehicle brands
    Sep 11, 2019 Buzz

    Cartrack to launch R1 Million Limited Recovery Warranty across all consumer vehicle brands

    Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to our soft launch of the R1 Million Limited Recovery, Cartrack has decided to expand thewarranty with immediate effectto all brands. “It is very clear from the response that we have had on this… more
  • Messe Frankfurt and Crain Communications Inc. plan to organise first-ever Festival of Motoring USA
    Sep 11, 2019 Buzz

    Messe Frankfurt and Crain Communications Inc. plan to organise first-ever Festival of…

    Messe Frankfurt, the world’s largest trade fair and event organizer with its own exhibition grounds, and Crain Communications, one of the world’s leading business-to-business media companies, will join forces to launch Festival of Motoring USA.… more
  • CEZ Group selects Driivz to manage its EV charging infrastructure in the Czech Republic
    Sep 11, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    CEZ Group selects Driivz to manage its EV charging infrastructure in the Czech Republic

    The CEZ Group has chosen Driivz to help expand its ČEZ Electromobility EV charging network, which is the largest in the Czech Republic. The EV market in the Czech Republic is expected to grow significantly over the next decade. The new contract… more
  • Winslow® Fuel Coalescer now in South Africa
    Sep 11, 2019 Buzz

    Winslow® Fuel Coalescer now in South Africa

    Worldwide, power stations, pipelines, and marine engines work hard, with run times of 98% standard in many industries. Winslow® lube oil filters from Fleetguard®, provide engines with contaminant protection and extended service life unmatched… more
  • The BENTELER Electric Drive System Gains Traction: Cooperations With Renowned Car Manufacturers
    Sep 10, 2019 Buzz

    The BENTELER Electric Drive System Gains Traction: Cooperations With Renowned Car…

    BENTELER collaborates with renowned car manufacturers on the implementation of the BENTELER Electric Drive System (BEDS) – a series-ready, modular platform solution for electric vehicles. Partners for the production of electric vehicles include… more
  • Future Foundation For Performance Electric Cars Presented By Automobili Pininfarina, Bosch and BENTELER
    Sep 10, 2019 Buzz

    Future Foundation For Performance Electric Cars Presented By Automobili Pininfarina,…

    Strategic collaboration formed with mobility specialists Bosch Engineering and BENTELER ahead of Frankfurt International Auto Show Confirms future vision for a range of luxury performance electric cars High-performance EV platform to support… more
  • Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is pleased to announce that the CRF250L is now available in a new Stealth Black colour scheme
    Sep 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is pleased to announce that the CRF250L is now…

    19YM CRF250L Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is pleased to announce that the CRF250L is now available in a new Stealth Black colour scheme, in addition to the classic Extreme Red. 1. Introduction A 250cc dual-purpose motorcycle covers many… more
  • 1919 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost crowned best in show at Concours of Elegance 2019
    Sep 10, 2019 Buzz

    1919 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost crowned best in show at Concours of Elegance 2019

    Over 10,000 motoring enthusiasts flocked to the gardens of Hampton Court Palace this weekend for the largest Concours of Elegance yet Incredible 1919 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost by Barker won Best in Show, voted for by the Owners of the cars… more
  • Blockchain’s future looks promising
    Sep 10, 2019 Buzz

    Blockchain’s future looks promising

    Business leaders are struggling to predict the future of blockchain technology and they are most likely underestimating its potential. If they are not fully embracing it right now, they will definitely be missing the many opportunities it has… more
  • Emerald Speed Fest - Emerald Resort and Casino Event postponed to early 2020
    Sep 10, 2019 Buzz

    Emerald Speed Fest - Emerald Resort and Casino Event postponed to early 2020

    The Emerald Speed Fest, originally scheduled for the 28th and 29th September 2019, has been moved to a more desirable date in early 2020. The Emerald Speed Fest is a motorsport and motoring lifestyle event that will take place at the Emerald… more
  • Dewald and Jonathan> (Left) Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association with Jonathan Myburgh, founder and owner of Autel Africa.
    Sep 10, 2019 Buzz

    Colleges receive automotive diagnostic scanners worth R120 000

    The motor mechanic departments of four Western Cape TVET Colleges received automotive diagnostic scanners valued between R20 000 and R30 000 each thanks to an initiative by Autel Africa, the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) and the… more
  • Inspirational Design: The Process of Creating a World-Class SUV
    Sep 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Inspirational Design: The Process of Creating a World-Class SUV

    SUV’s have grown in popularity over recent years Ford has been designing SUV’s for almost as long as the vehicles have existed At its heart, a Ford SUV is both capable and versatile Take a look around on the roads today, and you will see Sport… more
  • Ferrari 812 GTS: the V12 spider returns
    Sep 10, 2019 Motoring

    Ferrari 812 GTS: the V12 spider returns

    800 cv makes it the most powerful production convertible on the market Exactly 50 years on from the debut of the last spider in the Ferrari range to sport a front-mounted V12, the 812 GTS hailsa triumphant return for a model type that has… more
  • Fleet management embraces tech future
    Sep 09, 2019 Buzz

    Fleet management embraces tech future

    A new generation of technology-enabled products and services is revolutionising tyre management—and creating more profitable, more streamlined fleets. Creating ecosystems is critical to realising the full benefits. As in so many other industry… more
  • Get into the SUV game with these Top Five pre-owned buys under R330k
    Sep 09, 2019 Buzz

    Get into the SUV game with these Top Five pre-owned buys under R330k

    By Jeff Osborne, Gumtree Autos SUVs have been the fastest growing segment in the SA car market for several years now and they remain exceptionally popular with families. They can seem pricey but value can be found in this list of the Top Five… more
  • What do those dashboard warning lights mean?
    Sep 09, 2019 Buzz

    What do those dashboard warning lights mean?

    Vehicle warning lights are important to understand, because they could be alerting you to a serious problem and if you ignore these signs you could cause excessive damage to your vehicle. These warning lights are usually an indication that you… more
  • Volkswagen produces its 200 000th new Polo
    Sep 09, 2019 Buzz

    Volkswagen produces its 200 000th new Polo

    VWSA has been producing various Polo models for 23 years Uitenhage plant has manufactured over 1-million vehicles for export Volkswagen named as the Exporter of the Year three times Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) reached a historical… more
  • FRA Conference to focus on the changing landscape of the fuel retail sector
    Sep 09, 2019 Buzz

    FRA Conference to focus on the changing landscape of the fuel retail sector

    As the fuel retailers industry manoeuvres through an ever-changing landscape, the Fuel Retailers Association will once again host their ‘Unity in Action - Changing Landscape’ Conference on the 18th & 19th September 2019 alongside the important… more
  • GWM
    Sep 09, 2019 Buzz

    GWM "P "Series Pickup Rolls out in Chongqing Smart Factory

    On August 30th, Great Wall Motor's had two celebrations in the form of the Chongqing Smart Factory Completion as well as the "P" Series Pickup Rollout Ceremony held in Yangchuan District, Chongqing. Hang Guo, the Deputy Secretary and the… more
  • MEYLE Performance Update
    Sep 09, 2019 Motorsport

    MEYLE Performance Update

    ADAC GT Master - T3 Motorsport back from its summer break At the beginning of August, the time had finally come: After two months, the "League of Super Sports Cars" returned from its summer break. The third race weekend of the ADAC GT Masters… more
  • Lotus legend celebrated: Jim Clark tribute at Bo’ness Revival Hillclimb
    Sep 09, 2019 Motorsport

    Lotus legend celebrated: Jim Clark tribute at Bo’ness Revival Hillclimb

    Celebration of motorsport icon Jim Clark at Bo’ness Revival Hillclimb 60 years after he competed Story of Clark’s participation told in a new film featuring a Lotus Exige Sport 350. Download it now at media.lotuscars.com Event featured unique… more
  • Preview of the new Jeep® Renegade Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) at MotorVillage Champs-Elysées Paris
    Sep 09, 2019 Motoring

    Preview of the new Jeep® Renegade Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) at MotorVillage Champs-Elysées…

    The first Jeep® Plug-in Hybrid electric vehicle for the EMEA region will be the star of a Jeep exhibition in the heart of Paris. The Jeep Renegade PHEV will be previewed at the MotorVillage Champs-Elysées until the 25th of September. Following… more
  • Fernando Alonso to be part of the action at Lichtenburg 400 while title contenders battle it out over 400 tough kilometres
    Sep 06, 2019 Motorsport

    Fernando Alonso to be part of the action at Lichtenburg 400 while title contenders battle…

    While many eyes will be on the two-time Formula 1 World Champion, Fernando Alonso, in attendance at the Lichtenburg 400, the fifth and penultimate round of the South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) that takes place on 13 and 14… more
  • Important enabling factors for meaningful localisation in the automotive industry
    Sep 06, 2019 Buzz

    Important enabling factors for meaningful localisation in the automotive industry

    Dr. Martyn Davies, Africa Automotive Leader, Deloitte Africa Manufacturing, and the automotive industry, is often seen as a gateway to inclusive economic growth. A well-developed manufacturing sector creates embedded jobs, deepens and broadens… more
  • Hino's 50-day promotional roadshow into Africa proves successful
    Sep 06, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Hino's 50-day promotional roadshow into Africa proves successful

    Hino, the largest truck and bus manufacturer in Japan, has just undertaken a successful 50-day promotional roadshow through four countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to increase brand awareness and to build a base for increasing sales in the region.… more
  • 61 Days Until the 2019 SEMA Show—Key Exhibitor Deadlines and Updates
    Sep 06, 2019 Buzz

    61 Days Until the 2019 SEMA Show—Key Exhibitor Deadlines and Updates

    The 2019 SEMA Show is about nine weeks away. Here’s a rundown of key deadlines, including early-bird and advance rates available for several booth services, as well as checklists to keep you on track and on budget. Complete Deadlines Checklist… more
  • Potential R60-billion to be invested in SA motor industry over next five years
    Sep 06, 2019 Buzz

    Potential R60-billion to be invested in SA motor industry over next five years

    As much as R60-billion could be invested in the South African vehicle and component manufacturing industries in the next five years according to Andrew Kirby, the President of NAAMSA and President and CEO of Toyota SA Motors. He was a keynote… more
  • Sep 06, 2019 Buzz

    "Motor manufacturers must manage a future not yet defined"

    The global vehicle manufacturing and related industries are facing enormous disruptors at present and it is a case of the sustainability and viability of these businesses relying on "an ability to manage a future not yet defined". This was the… more
  • Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Ebrahim Patel, address the delegates at the annual NAAMSA Automotive Conference at the Kyalami Conference Centre. Seated behind him are the CEO of NAAMSA, Mike Mabasa (left) and the President of NAAMSA, Andrew Kirby
    Sep 06, 2019 Buzz

    Six areas of government focus for SA motor industry

    The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, which is now headed up by Minister Ebrahim Patel, who was Minister of Economic Development for the past 10 years, has identified six focus areas to drive the South African automotive industry… more
  • Heightened demands from consumers of tomorrow
    Sep 06, 2019 Buzz

    Heightened demands from consumers of tomorrow

    The demands by consumers are not only changing these days but they are also becoming more demanding in the way they expect to be treated. This was the message from Ghana Msibi, the Executive Head of the Motor Division of WesBank, the country's… more
  • Great Wall Motors' Yongchuan Factory in Chongqing put into Production, Radiating the Southwest and Aiming Globally
    Sep 06, 2019 Buzz

    Great Wall Motors' Yongchuan Factory in Chongqing put into Production, Radiating the…

    2019 is a crucial year for the globalization of Great Wall Motors. Since the beginning of the year Great Wall Motors has taken measures for its globalization. In January, Great Wall Motors' HAVAL Brand put forward the "5-2-1 Globalization… more
  • Michelin to make PlayStation’s Gran Turismo sport even more gripping for gamers
    Sep 06, 2019 Buzz

    Michelin to make PlayStation’s Gran Turismo sport even more gripping for gamers

    PlayStation has selected Michelin as “official tyre technology partner” for its Gran Turismo franchise, the best and most authentic driving game, the companies announced on 23 Aug 2019 at the PlayStation Theater on Broadway. Under the… more
  • Russia emerges in autonomous vehicles sector, which will produce more than three million units a year by 2028, says GlobalData
    Sep 06, 2019 Buzz

    Russia emerges in autonomous vehicles sector, which will produce more than three million…

    As the automotive industry increasingly gears up for a high-tech future that is heading in the direction of automated and driverless vehicles, Russian companies are emerging with relevant technologies and strategies, says GlobalData, a leading… more
  • Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd establishes a new manufacturing unit at RAKEZ through its subsidiary Motherson PKC Harness Systems FZ- LLC
    Sep 06, 2019 Buzz

    Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd establishes a new manufacturing unit at RAKEZ through its…

    RAKEZ continues to position Ras Al Khaimah as an ideal destination for global industrial companies Highlights: RAKEZ welcomes Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd, one of the global leaders in the field of automotive wiring harnesses Motherson Sumi… more
  • Bakwena completes successful women’s month campaign
    Sep 06, 2019 Buzz

    Bakwena completes successful women’s month campaign

    Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Pty) Ltd (Bakwena) in partnership with PinkDrive and the North West Department of Health, held another successful annual breast, testicular and prostate cancer campaign during the month of August for… more
  • 2019 Festival of Motoring, presented by WesBank, boasts strong visitor attendance and plenty of thrills for show visitors
    Sep 06, 2019 Buzz

    2019 Festival of Motoring, presented by WesBank, boasts strong visitor attendance and…

    The fourth annual Festival of Motoring was held from the 22nd to the 25th August. The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit once again hosted the four-day event dedicated to the celebration of motoring and the motor industry. The NAAMSA endorsed, national… more
  • The Kyalami 9 Hour race is set to be the event of the year as top artists bring rhythm and beats to the circuit
    Sep 06, 2019 Motorsport

    The Kyalami 9 Hour race is set to be the event of the year as top artists bring rhythm…

    BLACK COFFEE, SUN EL MUSICIAN, PRIME CIRCLE, MI CASA, SHEKHINAH AND OTHERS TO PERFORM The revived Kyalami 9 Hour will celebrate and showcase Africa’s creative spirit to the world on November 22/23 by blending international motorsport with… more
  • AA launches Insurance Supermarket
    Sep 06, 2019 Buzz

    AA launches Insurance Supermarket

    To bolster its current insurance service offering to clients, the Automobile Association (AA) has merged its AA Broking Services with Insurance Supermarket Insurance Brokers which, from 1 September, became AA Insurance Supermarket. Through this… more
  • Final Entry Deadline for the 16th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business
    Sep 06, 2019 Buzz

    Final Entry Deadline for the 16th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

    All Female Entrepreneurs, Executives, and Employees Worldwide May be Nominated The Stevie® Awards, organizer of the world’s premier business awards programs, has issued the call for entries for its 2019 (16th annual) Stevie Awards for Women in… more
  • MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2: The World’s Fastest Street Legal Tyre
    Sep 05, 2019 Buzz

    MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2: The World’s Fastest Street Legal Tyre

    A Bugatti Chiron shod with MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres has become the first near production car in the world to break the 300mph barrier, after reaching an independently verified speed of 304.773mph (490.484km/h). The record-breaking car… more
  • HR: The unseen threat within the corporate world
    Sep 04, 2019 Buzz

    HR: The unseen threat within the corporate world

    In today’s marketplace the crime and corruption within the business sector, and the country at large, is a real threat and concern for many South African business owners and managers. There seems to be a real surge of attempts at increasing… more
  • Mahindra takes centre stage at Nampo Cape
    Sep 04, 2019 Buzz

    Mahindra takes centre stage at Nampo Cape

    Mahindra will showcase its entire range of pick-ups and SUVs, a selection from its new tractor range and a new edition from its catalogue of yellow metal equipment at the Nampo Cape expo in Bredasdorp in the Western Cape. Nampo Cape kicks off… more
  • Five’s Futbol comes to T-Cross City
  • Commercial vehicle sales remain in green but tough months ahead
    Sep 04, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Commercial vehicle sales remain in green but tough months ahead

    Although truck sales showed year-on-year growth at the end of August, it has been tough going for the local South African commercial vehicle market over the last number of months. “The economy is being negatively impacted by numerous global and… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 04 September 2019
    Sep 04, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 04 September 2019

    MasterTips: Sharing the road with electric scooters Electric mobility is on the increase and more cities across the world are being forced to amend legislation to allow for their use on public roads. Legislation notwithstanding, there are still… more
  • Automechanika Shanghai reveals its future roadmap at the 15th edition celebrations
    Sep 04, 2019 Buzz

    Automechanika Shanghai reveals its future roadmap at the 15th edition celebrations

    Promotional activities rev up ahead of Automechanika Shanghai’s 15th edition. On 2 September, celebrations jumped into action at the Bellagio Shanghai. Over 180 industry leaders, organisers, long-time supporters, partners and media came… more
  • New Audi A1 Sportback: an ideal companion for an urban lifestyle
    Sep 04, 2019 Motoring

    New Audi A1 Sportback: an ideal companion for an urban lifestyle

    Eye-catching, sportier design with taut lines Infotainment and interior concepts from the Audi full-size class Local packages offering convenience, customisation and an inclusive value proposition In 2011, a brand-new Audi model line made its… more
  • Mboweni sends the right signal
    Sep 04, 2019 Buzz

    Mboweni sends the right signal

    Finance minister Tito Mboweni’s new economic strategy paper is a refreshing, much needed breath of fresh air for an economy struggling for oxygen. The paper is replete with common sense proposals all aimed at achieving the economic growth South… more
  • ZF starts production in East London, South Africa
    Sep 04, 2019 Buzz

    ZF starts production in East London, South Africa

    ZF Lemförder SA (PTY) LTD starts production of passenger car axles for Mercedes-Benz South Africa ZF listed as a new supplier at the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) Partnership of ZF and Mercedes-Benz South Africa provides… more
  • Cartrack first-to-market with R1 Million Recovery Warranty
    Sep 04, 2019 Buzz

    Cartrack first-to-market with R1 Million Recovery Warranty

    Cartrack is once again setting the cat among the pigeons in the stolen vehicle recovery industry with a world first R1 million Limited Recovery Warranty for any Toyota purchased from its affiliated Toyota dealers – a bold move from one of SA’s… more
  • Structural Reform Implementation Needs to Accelerate Exponentially
    Sep 04, 2019 Buzz

    Structural Reform Implementation Needs to Accelerate Exponentially

    With a declining vehicle sales market and heavily subdued economy prevailing longer than anticipated, we implore the government to rapidly implement structural reform in order to stimulate economic growth and lift confidence levels of business… more
  • Looking for a great value mom’s taxi? Here are the five best used car buys
    Sep 03, 2019 Motoring

    Looking for a great value mom’s taxi? Here are the five best used car buys

    By Jeff Osborne, Gumtree Autos At a pinch, almost any car will do for a school run (and for all the other parenting chores) but there are some vehicles which are definitely more suited to being a Mom’s Taxi. A compact 5-door hatchback is ideal… more
  • Goodyear and Brabham Automotive announce global partnership
    Sep 03, 2019 Motorsport

    Goodyear and Brabham Automotive announce global partnership

    Collaboration across racing and road car developments Goodyear Racing tyres to be fitted to track cars Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport chosen for the official road compliant conversion option Brabham to return to racing in November 2019 at Brands… more
  • Deloitte thought leadership shapes world stage debates
    Sep 03, 2019 Buzz

    Deloitte thought leadership shapes world stage debates

    As a global strategic partner of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Deloitte South Africa will play host to a number of important discussions around issues and opportunities facing the African continent when more than 1000 global leaders meet in… more
  • Iemas’ commentary on the NAAMSA new vehicle sales and exports report for August 2019
    Sep 03, 2019 Buzz

    Iemas’ commentary on the NAAMSA new vehicle sales and exports report for August 2019

    The new vehicle sales figures released by the National Association of Automobiles Manufacturers in South Africa (NAAMSA) are 45 537 for the month of August, a welcomed 1 900 month-on-month improvement in units sold in July. However, the results… more
  • Why you should shop for new car insurance very year
    Sep 03, 2019 Buzz

    Why you should shop for new car insurance very year

    There are several factors that could affect your insurance premiums, so it’s smart to get a new quote every year from your current insurer. You could also take it one step further by getting a quote from another insurer to assess if you could… more
  • KEYS TO A NEW FUTURE … Mr Sikkie Kajee, Chairman of the Automobile Association (right), and Mr Noelan Vandayar: Executive Operations and Strategy (left), handing over the keys of a towing vehicle to Mr Simon Ngwenya, one of the 60 drivers who will benefit from the Automobile Association’s new empowerment development programme which went live on 1 September. (Picture Credit: Supplied, Automobile Association)
    Sep 03, 2019 Buzz

    AA assists drivers become first-generation business owners

    In its ongoing efforts to contribute to the transformation of South African business and industry, the Automobile Association (AA) has introduced an enterprise development programme for the empowerment of its towing drivers. This is in response… more
  • BMW South Africa to host the second BMW M Festival from 26 to 27 October 2019.
    Sep 03, 2019 Buzz

    BMW South Africa to host the second BMW M Festival from 26 to 27 October 2019.

    BMW South Africa is set to host the second BMW M Festival at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Johannesburg from 26 to 27 October 2019. In 2017, just under 20,000 BMW customers, fans and car enthusiasts attended the first-ever BMW M Festival.… more
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre's Xpress Credit® Bridges the Gap Between Road Safety & Paydays
    Sep 03, 2019 Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre's Xpress Credit® Bridges the Gap Between Road Safety & Paydays

    Life is both a metaphorical and a literal journey and Tiger Wheel & Tyre is proud to be part of its customers' tyres-on-the-tar, eyes-on-the-scenery journeys. To ensure that remains the case, the company is introducing Xpress Credit® by RCS to… more
  • Naamsa comment on the August 2019 New Vehicle Sales Statistics
    Sep 02, 2019 Buzz

    Naamsa comment on the August 2019 New Vehicle Sales Statistics

    The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa [NAAMSA] said that the status quo of a steady decline in the overall new vehicle market continued into August 2019. Reflecting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the… more
  • Cross Country Championship brings action, economic boost and school shoes to Lichtenburg
    Sep 02, 2019 Motorsport

    Cross Country Championship brings action, economic boost and school shoes to Lichtenburg

    The town of Lichtenburg in the North-West Province as well as the surrounding areas are in the final process of preparations for the Lichtenburg 400, the fifth and penultimate round of the South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS).… more
  • Signatech Alpine Elf - FIA world endurance championship
    Sep 02, 2019 Motorsport

    Signatech Alpine Elf - FIA world endurance championship

    In 2019, Alpine begins the seventh campaign of its contemporary Endurance programme. Entered under the Signatech Alpine Elf banner, the no. 36 Alpine A470 competes in the LMP2 category of the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC). Eight… more
  • MIBCO wage negotiations still not finalised
    Sep 02, 2019 Buzz

    MIBCO wage negotiations still not finalised

    Attempts by the parties to MIBCO yesterday, 29 August, to secure a new Main Agreement for the next three years have not been successful and at the end of the fifth session today, NUMSA declared a dispute with the three employer parties to the… more
  • 2019 SEMA Show mobile app available now
    Sep 02, 2019 Buzz

    2019 SEMA Show mobile app available now

    New app feature provides detailed information on featured vehicles displayed at the SEMA Show App provides turn-by-turn directions to easily navigate the Show and allows users to flag exhibiting companies, products and events The official 2019… more
  • Adnaan Emeran, Engen Lubricants Marketing and Business Development Manager recieves the Ask Africa Icon Brand Award
    Sep 02, 2019 Buzz

    Engen wins Ask Afrika Icon Brand Award

    Engen has achieved the highest score in the Oil / Engine Oil category of South Africa's premier benchmark, the Ask Afrika Icon Brands Survey. The Ask Afrika Icon Brand Award ceremony took place at The Venue in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg on 29… more
  • The planned maintenance Outage will see the creation of approximately 1 500 temporary positions for both skilled and unskilled workers.
    Sep 02, 2019 Buzz

    Engen Refinery to undergo planned routine maintenance

    Engen Refinery, South Africa’s second largest oil refinery, is set to undergo a planned maintenance Outage. Starting on 2 September 2019, this scheduled activity forms part of the refinery’s ongoing maintenance programme, with 21 days planned… more
  • DHL introduces new mobile app to further enhance customer experience
    Sep 02, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    DHL introduces new mobile app to further enhance customer experience

    DHL (www.DHL.com) Express Mobile app launched in eight African countries, and a further 40 countries to be live by the end of 2020; App offers a number of key benefits that facilitate tracking and faster delivery; Growing demand for mobile services… more
  • Portable fuel cleanliness analysis kit from Cummins Filtration is a reliable in-the-field solution
    Sep 02, 2019 Buzz

    Portable fuel cleanliness analysis kit from Cummins Filtration is a reliable in-the-field…

    The Fleetguard® FK36000 portable fuel cleanliness analysis kit is a reliable solution for testing fuel cleanliness in the field, according to Cummins Filtration mining sales manager Tinus Naude. Testing can identify dirty fuel, and more… more
  • 31 SEMA Show Hotels With Free Shuttle Service
    Aug 30, 2019 Buzz

    31 SEMA Show Hotels With Free Shuttle Service

    SEMA Showgoers who are interested in staying at hotels with free shuttle service to and from the Las Vegas Convention Center are encouraged to make their reservations while rooms are still available. With a quick look on the… more
  • New Liqui Moly ADVANTAGE App launches in SA
    Aug 30, 2019 Buzz

    New Liqui Moly ADVANTAGE App launches in SA

    Find products and earn points with ease Since German lubricant, oils and additives brand Liqui Moly launched in South Africa just over a decade ago it has created a rapidly growing local fanbase who love the products. Why? Great results inspire… more
  • 2nd quarter land transport volumes encouraging
    Aug 30, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    2nd quarter land transport volumes encouraging

    The Ctrack Logistics Barometer, which includes data from the road, rail, sea, aviation and pipeline sectors, shows that South Africa’s total logistics volumes rose 3.1% in July 2019 compared to the same month last year (see Figure 1). Figure 1.… more
  • Electrifying power for supreme driving pleasure: market launch of the new BMW X5 xDrive45e
    Aug 30, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Electrifying power for supreme driving pleasure: market launch of the new BMW X5 xDrive45e

    New edition of the Sports Activity Vehicle with plug-in hybrid drive combines in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine featuring the very latest BMW eDrive technology – system output increased to 290 kW, electrically powered range now tripled as… more
  • Global 4IR experts for South African tradeshow
    Aug 30, 2019 Buzz

    Global 4IR experts for South African tradeshow

    Twenty-three presenters, including several European-based advanced manufacturing experts will address the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on South Africa's manufacturing sectors at the African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites… more
  • Esteban Ocon joins Renault F1 Team
    Aug 30, 2019 Buzz

    Esteban Ocon joins Renault F1 Team

    Renault F1 Team is pleased to confirm Esteban Ocon will join forces with Daniel Ricciardo from 2020. The French-Australian duo will be tasked with continuing the team's progress during its fifth season in F1. Twenty-two-year-old Esteban, from… more
  • Food market details at #TCrossCity revealed!
  • Industrial pressures draw Toyota and Suzuki closer, says GlobalData
    Aug 29, 2019 Buzz

    Industrial pressures draw Toyota and Suzuki closer, says GlobalData

    Toyota and Suzuki have announced today they are to strengthen their burgeoning alliance by taking small stakes in each other; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “Industrial… more
  • Isuzu Explores Alternate Fuel Solutions for Commercial Vehicles
    Aug 29, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Isuzu Explores Alternate Fuel Solutions for Commercial Vehicles

    Protoptype testing of Dual Fuel, and Compressed Natural Gas Trucks Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAF) is evaluating trucks which use alternate propulsion technologies that may be suitable for the African market. This is part of the company's… more
  • Ghana Msibi - Executive Head of WesBank's Motor Division
    Aug 29, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Wesbank fuel economy tour in partnership with FNB hailed as a “collective effort”

    The WesBank Fuel Economy Tour in partnership with FNB, takes place from November 16-20 and has been lauded as an excellent example of companies and brands working together in a collective effort for the benefit of South African consumers. The… more
  • Great Wall's new P Series Pickup launched, Aiming at the World's Top Three
    Aug 29, 2019 Motoring

    Great Wall's new P Series Pickup launched, Aiming at the World's Top Three

    On the 18th of August, Great Wall's new P Series Pickup was officially launched, commencing the dawn of a new era of Chinese passenger pickups and further enhancing the company's globalization strategy. Great Wall's new P Series Pickup will be… more
  • Fuel in the red on exchange rate woes
    Aug 29, 2019 Buzz

    Fuel in the red on exchange rate woes

    Weakness in the Rand is expected to drive fuel prices higher in September. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. According to the… more
  • Compact SUV with all-round talent: the new Audi Q3
    Aug 29, 2019 Motoring

    Compact SUV with all-round talent: the new Audi Q3

    Now with bigger dimensions and more comfort A compact SUV suited for everyday utility An advanced interior similar to top-of-the-line models Local packages offering convenience and an inclusive value proposition The new Audi Q3 is a family SUV… more
  • Meet the refreshed Volvo XC90
    Aug 29, 2019 Motoring

    Meet the refreshed Volvo XC90

    The Volvo XC90 - one of the world’s most highly acclaimed sports utility vehicles (SUVs) - has just got even better! It’s been treated to a design and features refresh, and it’s emerged as an even more enticing proposition. According to Greg… more
  • Corné Strydom (left), AutoX Sales and Marketing Executive, and the company CEO, Glenn Geldenhuis, seen in the AutoX warehouse in Elandsfontein with a consignment of their popular Willard brand batteries.
    Aug 29, 2019 Buzz

    Automotive batteries will feature strongly at Automechanika Johannesburg

    Batteries are an integral part of most motor vehicles, whether they use an internal combustion engine, electric motor, or hybrid power train. This means there are a large number of countries making batteries all over the world and as such they… more
  • The future of women in the automotive industry is now
    Aug 29, 2019 Buzz

    The future of women in the automotive industry is now

    In the midst of one of South Africa’s biggest motoring events (The Festival of Motoring) Gumtree shone a light on some inspiring women in the motoring industry. The Gumtree Women in Autos Awards is now in it’s second year and has grown… more
  • What you will miss at Automechanika and Futuroad 2019!
    Aug 29, 2019 Buzz

    What you will miss at Automechanika and Futuroad 2019!

    Automechanika and Futuroad 2019, the largest automotive aftermarket and commercial vehicle expos on the African continent, will be taking place between 18 - 21 September at Nasrec expo centre Johannesburg. The show is already 80% sold and time… more
  • Car service intervals are there for a reason
    Aug 29, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Car service intervals are there for a reason

    Car service intervals are there for a reason, says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI). “Its important for motorists to realise that car… more
  • Gróót saamtrek van Land Cruisers gehou
    Aug 29, 2019 Buzz

    Gróót saamtrek van Land Cruisers gehou

    Wat is die meeste Land Cruisers wat jy nóg op een plek gesien het? Of in een konvooi? Hoe klink 491 Land Cruisers wat op dieselfde dag op dieselfde plek byeen is? En 413 Land Cruisers wat saam in ’n bewegende konvooi ry oor ’n afstand van 20… more
  • The best car safety tips for your family
    Aug 28, 2019 Motoring

    The best car safety tips for your family

    Car crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 14 and under. Unrestrained children are more likely to be injured, suffer severe injuries and die in car crashes than children who are restrained.… more
  • No-deal Brexit could cost the UK automotive industry up to £4bn per year according to GlobalData
    Aug 28, 2019 Buzz

    No-deal Brexit could cost the UK automotive industry up to £4bn per year according to…

    UK carmakers could be facing an annual bill of £4bn in the event of a no-deal Brexit due to challenges such as increased costs for imported components and tariffs on vehicles exported to the EU, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics… more
  • MINI gives local artists a wheel up
    Aug 28, 2019 Buzz

    MINI gives local artists a wheel up

    MINI South Africa has partnered with digital publishers 10and5 to host its Artist Acceleration and Exposure programme (A3E). Following the launch of the A3E programme, the first exhibition was held at MINI Auto Bavaria in Midrand on Thursday,… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 27 August 2019
    Aug 28, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 27 August 2019

    MasterTips: Bad driving habits Most people think that they are good drivers, exempt from the criticism levelled at South African drivers. Yet, there are 10 psychological biases and errors that many drivers are guilty of committing or believing… more
  • Consumers choose Dunlop as No.1 brand for the seventh time
    Aug 28, 2019 Buzz

    Consumers choose Dunlop as No.1 brand for the seventh time

    South African consumers have spoken, choosing Dunlop as their favourite tyre brand in the 2019/2020 Ask Africa Icon Brands Survey. This accolade brings the tally to seven wins in the tyre category for Dunlop since 2011 - a fitting conclusion to… more
  • Test-Drive Your Ambition at Nampo Cape 2019
    Aug 28, 2019 Motoring

    Test-Drive Your Ambition at Nampo Cape 2019

    The second offering of Nampo Cape, from 4-6 September 2019, will offer Western Cape enthusiasts a unique opportunity to experience the Mitsubishi product range in the Winds of Progress blowing through the wheat fields around Bredasdorp. Three… more
  • PENTOSIN becomes TITAN
    Aug 28, 2019 Buzz

    PENTOSIN becomes TITAN

    In 2016, Deutsche Pentosin Werke GmbH (DPW) was merged with FUCHS Schmierstoffe GmbH (FS). But, until now both companies have had different core products on which the development and cooperation with the OEM market has been focused. In order to… more
  • These car maintenance tips will save you money
    Aug 28, 2019 Buzz

    These car maintenance tips will save you money

    Ongoing car maintenance helps to keep your car running smoothly for longer. Most of the time your vehicle only requires minor maintenance such as topping up fluids and at most changing spark plugs. Services are bigger maintenance updates, and… more
  • SEMA Show offers great alternatives to parking
    Aug 28, 2019 Buzz

    SEMA Show offers great alternatives to parking

    Showgoers encouraged to take advantage of free and discounted options SEMA Showgoers are encouraged to use hotel shuttles and the Las Vegas Monorail to get to and from the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, as parking will be impacted by construction at… more
  • Bridgestone EMEA announces senior leadership changes to boost its digital transformation journey
    Aug 28, 2019 Buzz

    Bridgestone EMEA announces senior leadership changes to boost its digital transformation…

    Bridgestone Europe, Middle East and Africa (Bridgestone EMEA) has announced a change in its senior leadership structure, effective September 16. These adjustments are in conjunction with and complementary to the global leadership changes… more
  • AutoTrader launches Car Industry Report
    Aug 26, 2019 Buzz

    AutoTrader launches Car Industry Report

    Big data has been a business opportunity in South Africa for decades, however, extracting and leveraging its full value is often a complex process. The South African motor industry is among some of the industries that have been crippled by… more
  • From left to right: Nunben Dixon, Head of Gumtree Auto; Linda du Preez, Sales Manager: Gumtree Auto, Emma Demmer, DP: McCarthy Volkswagen Umhlanga, Nolwazi Ntshingila, HR Clerk: McCarthy, Lisa Mallett, Marketing & Communications Director Jaguar Landrover and Jeff Osborne, Head of Key Accounts: Gumtree Auto.
    Aug 26, 2019 Buzz

    Women in Automotive Sector honoured at Festival of Motoring

    The second annual Gumtree Women in Autos Conference, hosted by The Festival of Motoring on the 23rd of August at Kyalami honoured women from the automotive industry with peer-nominated awards. "A theme from last year's event was Women honouring… more
  • Future engineers ignite enthusiasm in F1 competition
    Aug 26, 2019 Buzz

    Future engineers ignite enthusiasm in F1 competition

    F1 Mahle School Challenge Races Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Careers to Popularity Classrooms were brought to life this week, as the MAHLE School Challenge, “F1 in SchoolsTM”, threw down the gauntlet to learners to contextualise… more
  • CEO of TATA International in Africa with the SAWiSA scholarship recipients and Dr. Gerda Botha
    Aug 26, 2019 Buzz

    TATA celebrates women in science and technology

    TATA International in Africa celebrated women in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) industries by awarding scholarships worth over R500 000 to six recipients at the 2019 South African Women in Science Awards (SAWiSA), held… more
  • Hyundai Motorsport set to go electric
    Aug 26, 2019 Motorsport

    Hyundai Motorsport set to go electric

    Hyundai Motorsport has begun work on its first ever electric race car in an exciting new project that will herald a new motorsport era for the company. The car, which has been designed and built at Hyundai Motorsport's headquarters in Alzenau,… more
  • New AARTO bill and the potential impact it could have on your insurance premium
    Aug 26, 2019 Buzz

    New AARTO bill and the potential impact it could have on your insurance premium

    In a recent turn of events, President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Bill into law. The bill proposes introduction of a demerit system for South African drivers, and it is expected to… more
  • Sven Vangermain new Sales Representative for the Middle East and Africa Region
    Aug 26, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Sven Vangermain new Sales Representative for the Middle East and Africa Region

    Expansion of sales activities in the Middle East and Africa With effect from 1 July 2019, Sven Vangermain has taken over as Sales Representative for the Middle East and Africa region at Clark Europe GmbH. As a long-time Clark employee, Sven… more
  • KLT Group acquires new plant in Brits North West Province
    Aug 26, 2019 Buzz

    KLT Group acquires new plant in Brits North West Province

    Chassis manufacturer, KLT Group, has announced the acquisition of a new plant, AVMY Steel Science, a state-of-the-art pressing, welding, assembly and e-coating facility located in Brits. The move forms part of KLT Group’s production expansion… more
  • 1959 – 2019, Sixty years of MINI
    Aug 26, 2019 Motoring

    1959 – 2019, Sixty years of MINI

    The original in the premium segment of small cars has reached its 60th birthday – but it is even younger than ever. It was sixty years ago, to be precise on 26 August 1959, that British Motor Corporation (BMC) proudly revealed the result of… more
  • Supply chain mistakes SMEs should avoid
    Aug 26, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Supply chain mistakes SMEs should avoid

    Considering the tough economic environment, it has never been more important for small businesses in the logistics sector to keep their supply chains healthy and eliminate costly mistakes. Zak Sivalingum, FNB regional head, Gauteng East says,… more
  • Laurence Smith, Executive at GIT
    Aug 26, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    GIT announces local availability of Surfsight cloud-powered dashcam solution

    Graphic Image Technologies (GIT) recently announced the local availability of an affordable, scalable smart dashcam solution from Surfsight. This solution is exactly what logistics companies, shuttle services, taxi associations and car hire… more
  • How the sharing economy is helping to boost sustainability
    Aug 26, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    How the sharing economy is helping to boost sustainability

    From rideshare transport options to student-style co-living developments, the sharing economy is bringing in a wealth of eco-friendly options The familiar paradox of city life is that the more people there are – the larger the crowd – the less… more
  • Intense battles expected from competitive Falken Polo Cup field in East London
    Aug 26, 2019 Motorsport

    Intense battles expected from competitive Falken Polo Cup field in East London

    Bradley Liebenberg heads championship standings going into round 6 Reigning title-holder Jeffrey Kruger currently second overall East London Grand Prix circuit to host tough battle The Falken Polo Cup provides some of the closest and most… more
  • Groupe Renault commits to tackling inequality by joining G7 Business For Inclusive Growth (B4IG) coalition powered by the OECD
    Aug 23, 2019 Buzz

    Groupe Renault commits to tackling inequality by joining G7 Business For Inclusive Growth…

    Companies joining forces are investing a combined total of over 1 billion USD in more than 50 current and future initiatives, benefiting 100 million people to date B4IG business coalition to be launched in connection with the G7 Leaders’ Summit… more
  • Mpho Matseba, product and marketing manager at Fuso Southern Africa
    Aug 23, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Fuso sees growth

    WHILE most bosses of big companies are worried about business in Mzansi, Jasper Hafkamp, CEO of Daimler Trucks and Buses Southern Africa, says he is seeing positive signs in the order book for medium-sized trucks. Because when smaller… more
  • Diesel, the fuel of the future?
    Aug 23, 2019 Buzz

    Diesel, the fuel of the future?

    The diesel revolution in South Africa has seen an increasing number of motorists turning away from petrol fuel and opting for diesel power. The trend triggered initially as a way of buying cheaper fuel, has now spawned a generation of motorists… more
  • Franchising should be professionalised
    Aug 23, 2019 Buzz

    Franchising should be professionalised

    Franchising worldwide continues having a 90% success rate as opposed to 10% for those starting a business on their own and whilst the sector in South Africa contributes around R721 billion to the country’s GDP, there are still many businesses… more
  • Pumla Mtini was all smiles when she took ownership of her new shop handed to her by Kanu Managing Director, Mike Pienaar, left, and Kanu General Manager: Manufacturing and Engineering, Wynand Moller
    Aug 23, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Truck body conversion brings new hope to retired shop owner

    WHEN a street vendor lost almost her entire livelihood due to burglary and theft, Kanu Commercial Body Construction in Port Elizabeth helped her to get back on her feet - by upgrading her informal "shack-shop" to a fully functional… more
  • Concours South Africa delivers the perfect blend of elegance and entertainment
    Aug 23, 2019 Motoring

    Concours South Africa delivers the perfect blend of elegance and entertainment

    Steyn City, Johannesburg Friday 30 August - Sunday 1 September Concours South Africa returns to Steyn City Parkland Residence, from 30 August to 1 September, for the second consecutive year. Showcasing a stunning array of classic cars, together… more
  • MEYLE parts in motorsports: From race track to road
    Aug 23, 2019 Motorsport

    MEYLE parts in motorsports: From race track to road

    For more than 60 years, the credo of MEYLE has been to manufacture better solutions and parts for the Independent Automotive Aftermarket. With its three product lines MEYLE-ORIGINAL, MEYLE-PD and MEYLE-HD, MEYLE offers tailor-made solutions and… more
  • Dewald Raft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Aug 23, 2019 Buzz

    Take care of your clutch

    After spending many hours in heavy traffic and at traffic lights, a lot of us can relate to having a stiff left thigh from prolonged periods of exercising clutch control. Yet Dewald Raft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association… more
  • Letshego Zulu joins Red-Lined
    Aug 23, 2019 Motorsport

    Letshego Zulu joins Red-Lined

    It seems that the Red-Lined Motoring Adventures bug has bitten Letshego Zulu hard! Zulu, whom race fans will know as the late Gugu’s wife, is also not just a biokineticist, adventurer, businesswoman and television personality as a contestant in… more
  • Opel Moves People & Goods, Easily!
    Aug 23, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Opel Moves People & Goods, Easily!

    Opel Zafira Life - Practical benefits, comfort & safety are top priorities! Opel Vivaro Panel Van - The light commercial vehicle offensive gains traction! Attractive, flexible and practical vans are named Zafira. The success story continues… more
  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Aug 22, 2019 Buzz

    Understanding company responsibilities under Aarto

    The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act and Amendment Bill is a controversial issue. That aside, companies need to understand their responsibilities as well as ways to protect themselves from possible liability… more
  • Haval unveils the future
    Aug 22, 2019 Motoring

    Haval unveils the future

    In a world of Sports Utility noise, with many brands and many variations of small to medium SUVs on offer to the South African motorist, the Haval H2 injects a breath of fresh air into this genre of motor vehicles that is somewhat over… more
  • Haval shows what the future holds
    Aug 22, 2019 Motoring

    Haval shows what the future holds

    The first day of the 2019 Wesbank Festival of Motoring started with much fanfare and excitement as Haval Motors Southern Africa started the week long trade show with a press conference on their world class purpose built exhibition stand in the… more
  • Do you understand car insurance excess and how it works?
    Aug 22, 2019 Motoring

    Do you understand car insurance excess and how it works?

    When choosing a new car insurance, one of the most important factors to consider is the insurance excess cost. Low insurance premiums could sometimes mean a high insurance excess cost – and if you don’t make an informed decision at the start of… more
  • ZF Aftermarket Releases 534 New Numbers Under the TRW Brand, Covering Nearly 250 Million Vehicles in Operation
    Aug 22, 2019 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Releases 534 New Numbers Under the TRW Brand, Covering Nearly 250 Million…

    68 new TRW suspension part numbers released covering 33.6 million vehicles in operation 464 new TRW chassis part numbers released covering 214.7 million vehicles in operation Three new TRW friction part numbers released covering 1.4 million… more
  • Puma Energy launches lubricants offering for consumers in South Africa
    Aug 22, 2019 Buzz

    Puma Energy launches lubricants offering for consumers in South Africa

    Puma Energy, the global integrated midstream and downstream energy company, today launched its new Puma Lubricants product line for the South African consumer at the Festival of Motoring at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Midrand. Puma Energy’s… more
  • Five South African premieres at the Festival of Motoring for Volkswagen
    Aug 22, 2019 Motoring

    Five South African premieres at the Festival of Motoring for Volkswagen

    At the Volkswagen Stand, a locally-inspired Vivo concept car, the soon-to-be-launched T-Cross, limited edition Golf GTI TCR, the record-breaking ID.R as well as the special edition Amarok Canyon made their debut at the Festival of Motoring At a… more
  • Education entrepreneurs could upgrade South Africa’s schooling
    Aug 22, 2019 Buzz

    Education entrepreneurs could upgrade South Africa’s schooling

    Economist Thomas Sowell said: “It is not what education teaches us directly, but how well it prepares us to learn ourselves that is the ultimate measure of its value”. A change in policy that establishes an educational training-for-life… more
  • Focus on e-tolls in second open letter from the AA to Minister of Transport
    Aug 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Focus on e-tolls in second open letter from the AA to Minister of Transport

    Dear Minister Mbalula, In June we congratulated you on your appointment and outlined several areas of our transport environment we believe need urgent attention. These included road safety, the AARTO legislation, law enforcement, and pedestrian… more
  • Ford Struandale Engine Plant Earns Job Creation and Environmental Awards from Exporters Eastern Cape
    Aug 22, 2019 Buzz

    Ford Struandale Engine Plant Earns Job Creation and Environmental Awards from Exporters…

    Ford wins IDC Job Creation award for increasing its employment and skills development programmes SJM Flex Environmental Award recognizes the Struandale Engine Plant's efforts to improve efficiencies while reducing electricity and water… more
  • Willard Batteries sponsors Border2Beach cycle tour in aid of alzheimer’s and dementia awareness
    Aug 22, 2019 Buzz

    Willard Batteries sponsors Border2Beach cycle tour in aid of alzheimer’s and dementia…

    Willard Batteries is sponsoring the Border2Beach Psycle Tour with some of the proceeds to be used to train 10 specialist dementia nurses and the other towards the purchase of Willard Batteries branded cyclist clothing. The cycling event will… more
  • Eastern Cape represents a powerhouse of manufacturing resources and potential for South Africa’s manufacturing sector
    Aug 22, 2019 Buzz

    Eastern Cape represents a powerhouse of manufacturing resources and potential for South…

    The recurring success of both Manufacturing Indabas hosted in Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal have set high expectations for the upcoming conference to be held in the Eastern Cape on the 3rd – 4th October 2019. The event will assemble… more
  • Safe tyres save budgets and protect lives
    Aug 22, 2019 Buzz

    Safe tyres save budgets and protect lives

    Economic pressure is making South African motorists push their tyres much further than the safe threshold of their lifespan, leading to an increase in vehicle accidents. Dries Venter, Technical Manager at Bridgestone South Africa, explains how… more
  • The Winners of the 10km Women's race from Left to Right: Ndileka Mvakwendlu (3rd), Ntombesintu Mfunzi (1st), Kelly Van Vliet (2nd)
    Aug 21, 2019 Buzz

    Over 1 000 runners take part in Volkswagen Road Race

    The annual event included a 10km race and a 5km fun run The VW Road Race has been hosted at PeoplePavilion since 2015 Despite the cold and rainy weather, the annual Volkswagen Road Race brought more than 1 000 enthusiastic runners to the VW… more
  • The all-new SEMA Overland Experience area will enable buyers at the 2019 SEMA Show to see vehicles and products that highlight the growing adventure travel lifestyle.
    Aug 21, 2019 Buzz

    New SEMA Show feature area targets overlanding

    SEMA Overland Experience brings together vehicles and products that highlight the growing adventure travel lifestyle Presentations, including seminars, keynotes and panels, discussing the growing market will be included Buyers at the 2019 SEMA… more
  • Which are the best pre-owned cars to buy in 2019? We’ll soon find out
    Aug 21, 2019 Motoring

    Which are the best pre-owned cars to buy in 2019? We’ll soon find out

    Twice as many used cars are bought in South Africa every year than new ones and the 2019 Gumtree Autos Pre-Owned Awards uniquely acknowledge that reality by giving local pre-owned car buyers an accessible guide for their choices. The… more
  • Team South Africa wins coveted Wolf Trophy
    Aug 21, 2019 Buzz

    Team South Africa wins coveted Wolf Trophy

    Team South Africa wins this year's International Spirit of Amarok competition, edging out eight other countries Driver and navigator duo, Christiaan and Pikke Otto walked away with the Wolf Trophy, finishing ahead of 17 other teams At the fifth… more
  • Haval at the 2019 Wesbank Festival of Motoring
    Aug 21, 2019 Motoring

    Haval at the 2019 Wesbank Festival of Motoring

    Haval South Africa will exhibit at the 2019 Wesbank Festival of motoring for the third time in as many years after a year filled with huge milestones and accomplishments being reached and achieved by the leading Chinese Motor Vehicle… more
  • Volkswagen Polo Vivo gets a special edition model
    Aug 21, 2019 Motoring

    Volkswagen Polo Vivo gets a special edition model

    South Africa's best-selling passenger vehicle, the Polo Vivo, will be pumping a new sound The Polo Vivo Sound Edition will be available from Volkswagen Dealers in September 2019. In celebration of the love of music as well as the success of the… more
  • Mahindra to showcase three special edition models at the 2019 WesBank Festival of Motoring
    Aug 21, 2019 Motoring

    Mahindra to showcase three special edition models at the 2019 WesBank Festival of Motoring

    Mahindra South Africa will make its debut at this year's WesBank Festival of Motoring at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Gauteng with a trio of special edition vehicles. The company will focus on its range of off-road ready models, which will… more
  • AutoTrader invests in Festival Of Motoring and NAAMSA Conference
    Aug 21, 2019 Buzz

    AutoTrader invests in Festival Of Motoring and NAAMSA Conference

    This August, the Festival of Motoring, presented by WesBank brings a feast of motoring lifestyle to the South African public. With over 27 automotive brands, 70 pit doors, 120 exhibitors, and 10 scintillating event features presented to over… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 20 August 2019
    Aug 21, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 20 August 2019

    MasterTips: Looking abroad to increase road safety Commercial drivers in Europe are legally obligated to limit their driving times. If South African companies were to follow the example of companies abroad, could they see a greater reduction in… more
  • By Andrew Dawson, Commercial Director at MACmobile
    Aug 20, 2019 Buzz

    Opinion piece: Route optimisation and line of sight are key to maximising van sales in…

    The Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) market in Kenya is a unique space that faces challenges seen nowhere else in the world. The secondary distribution network in particular is where many issues arise, as the space is dominated by an informal… more
  • Drive your ambition at the 2019 Festival of Motoring
    Aug 20, 2019 Motoring

    Drive your ambition at the 2019 Festival of Motoring

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) will be showing its new technology in three of its latest models - the all-new Eclipse Cross, the bulkier Triton and the Pajero Sport - at the 2019 Festival of Motoring (FOM) at Kyalami in Gauteng. The… more
  • VW Commercials Get The Grip-Tech Treatment
    Aug 20, 2019 Buzz

    VW Commercials Get The Grip-Tech Treatment

    Grip-Tech, the company which manufactures and distributes the Auto-Grip range of mechanical anti-theft solutions for motor vehicles, has perfected a new spare wheel lock for the Volkswagen Caddy, Transporter, and Caravelle/Kombi range of… more
  • Automechanika Shanghai 2019 helps industry players compete in the new aftermarket game
    Aug 20, 2019 Buzz

    Automechanika Shanghai 2019 helps industry players compete in the new aftermarket game

    Automechanika Shanghai digs in deep and gives prominence to the latest global trends in OE and the aftermarket. Several zones and events will highlight a multitude of growing areas, such as Body & Paint in the Repair & Maintenance sector. The… more
  • 8 top tips for women drivers this Women’s month
    Aug 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    8 top tips for women drivers this Women’s month

    As we celebrate women this month, Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), shares some important tips every woman driver should be aware of.… more
  • Disability is not an obstacle to success in the motoring industry
    Aug 20, 2019 Buzz

    Disability is not an obstacle to success in the motoring industry

    There may be a perception that the motor industry requires mostly able-bodied people because of the manual labour required, however, there are exceptional people living with disabilities steering themselves up the career ladder, and inspiring… more
  • When and where most vehicle crime occurs in SA
    Aug 20, 2019 Buzz

    When and where most vehicle crime occurs in SA

    Tracker Vehicle Crime Index: July 2018 – June 2019 Tracker has released its vehicle crime statistics for the year July 2018 to June 2019. The statistics, from Tracker’s 1.1 million installed vehicle base, cover vehicle theft and hijacking, and… more
  • The new BMW 7 Series now available in South Africa
    Aug 20, 2019 Motoring

    The new BMW 7 Series now available in South Africa

    BMW is sharpening the profile of its flagship models in the luxury segment. The new edition of the BMW 7 Series makes a clear statement of intent with its confident presence, sophisticated elegance and strikingly innovative control/operation,… more
  • NAAMSA Conference has two involved partners
    Aug 20, 2019 Buzz

    NAAMSA Conference has two involved partners

    The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) enjoys the support of two major partners in the staging of its annual conference, which has been co-located for the past three years with the Festival of Motoring… more
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa crowned Exporter of the Year
    Aug 20, 2019 Buzz

    Volkswagen Group South Africa crowned Exporter of the Year

    VWSA has won this title three times Volkswagen also won Best Exporter in OEM category Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) collected four awards, including the coveted Exporter of the Year title, at the 2019 Exporters Eastern Cape Awards held… more
  • Moving in Luxury - New Ford Tourneo Custom Limited
    Aug 20, 2019 Motoring

    Moving in Luxury - New Ford Tourneo Custom Limited

    Tourneo Custom Limited adds five-star luxury to Ford's versatile people-mover Full colour-coding and sumptuous leather-trimmed seats deliver upmarket appeal Limited model is powered by the top-specification 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi engine with… more
  • ZF Aftermarket Offers 'Back to School' Savings on ZF [pro]Tech Membership
    Aug 20, 2019 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Offers 'Back to School' Savings on ZF [pro]Tech Membership

    ZF Aftermarket offers discount on ZF [pro]Tech membership in honor of school starting again Receive $50 off with code SCHOOL50 through September 13, 2019 To get in the back to school spirit, ZF Aftermarket is offering it’s ZF [pro]Tech… more
  • Valhalla take flight
    Aug 19, 2019 Motoring

    Valhalla take flight

    Aston Martin Valkyrie and Valhalla take flight at Aston Martin’s development home – Silverstone, UK First time Aston Martin Valhalla ‘dynamic concept’ shown Aston Martin Valhalla makes North American debut today at Monterey Car Week’s “The… more
  • Willie, High, Barnard & Otto star in PE
    Aug 19, 2019 Motorsport

    Willie, High, Barnard & Otto star in PE

    He may be well into his ’seventies, but SA racing legend Willie Hepburn remains a one-man army who not only emerged the star of a dramatic Super Value Foods race weekend at Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante by dominating the V8 Special Coastal… more
  • Last chance to book for important NAAMSA Automotive Conference at Kyalami
    Aug 16, 2019 Buzz

    Last chance to book for important NAAMSA Automotive Conference at Kyalami

    Time is running out fast to book a seat at the 2019 NAAMSA Automotive Conference, in association with the Innovation Group and AutoTrader, Reimagining the Future, at the Kyalami Conference Centre next Thursday (August 22). “We have had an… more
  • You are entitled to a second opinion on your car
    Aug 16, 2019 Buzz

    You are entitled to a second opinion on your car

    If you’ve got a medical condition and need a diagnosis, the chances are you’ll get a second or event third opinion before making any decisions. The same should apply to our vehicles, says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop… more
  • New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens at Bedford Centre
    Aug 16, 2019 Buzz

    New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens at Bedford Centre

    A new Tiger Wheel & Tyre has opened at Bedford Centre in Bedford Gardens, at the corner of Smith and Bradford roads. The new addition to the neighborhood brings with it the legendary, award-winning service that has made the brand South Africa's… more
  • 6 ways to save money on car insurance
    Aug 16, 2019 Buzz

    6 ways to save money on car insurance

    We all like a bit of extra money in our pockets. Here are King Price’s top tips to save on your car insurance premiums. Shop around. If you’re buying a car, remember that it’s not only the monthly payment you have to budget for - you also have… more
  • Resist the ‘healthpas’ threat to our constitutional rights
    Aug 16, 2019 Buzz

    Resist the ‘healthpas’ threat to our constitutional rights

    When seeking care from a hospital or doctor, patients will now be required to present their proof of registration with the National Health Insurance (NHI) Fund to access healthcare services. Registration can be refused. Never before have South… more
  • Tips to keep women safe on the roads
    Aug 16, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Tips to keep women safe on the roads

    Contrary to popular belief, the insurance industry regards women ‘’safer” drivers than men, and considers them less likely to be involved in road accidents, this is according to Arrive Alive. All aspects of road safety are critical, however,… more
  • Jaguar Land Rover South Africa among carmakers in talks to bring the electric car revolution to South Africa
    Aug 15, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Jaguar Land Rover South Africa among carmakers in talks to bring the electric car…

    Jaguar I-PACE is one of only two fully electric vehicles available in the South African market Substantial investment made by Jaguar to kickstart EV mobility British carmaker is committed to an electrified future in South Africa Jaguar Land… more
  • BI offers Makita cordless power-tool solutions from mining to agri
    Aug 15, 2019 Buzz

    BI offers Makita cordless power-tool solutions from mining to agri

    From general industry to manufacturing, workshops, mining, and agriculture, Makita has a cordless solution for all corded tool applications, thereby increasing efficiency and productivity. The premium range of industrial cordless and corded… more
  • African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show -  Auto 4IR workshop invitation
  •  Taking safety to the road
    Aug 15, 2019 Buzz

    Taking safety to the road

    Tyre burst was implicated as a major contributor to road crashes in the Easter 2019 period, showing an increase of 18% compared to Easter 2018 according to the Preliminary Easter 2019 Road Safety Report¹. While various factors may result in a… more
  • Secure your seat for the Naamsa Automotive Conference
    Aug 15, 2019 Buzz

    Secure your seat for the Naamsa Automotive Conference

    The NAAMSA Automotive Conference in association with the Innovation Group and AutoTrader, is a must attend industry event as the newly appointed Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, will be a keynote speaker addressing the topic of… more
  • Rand weighs heavily on fuel picture
    Aug 15, 2019 Buzz

    Rand weighs heavily on fuel picture

    Sudden Rand weakness after a lengthy period of stability has put pressure on the fuel price and left South African fuel users at the mercy of international oil markets. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting… more
  • (From left) Assessor, JP Pereira, with owner of the Automotive Specialised Testing Academy (ASTA), Hendrik Cronje, and Sagrys Helberg.
    Aug 15, 2019 Buzz

    First Automotive Machinist and Engine Fitter Trade Test Centre opens in South Africa

    One of the established routines of the automotive industry is the practice of training apprentices to the point where they have enough knowledge and experience to pass a trade test. Until now the testing has been done at automotive engineering… more
  • The Continent’s Definitive Energy Event
    Aug 15, 2019 Buzz

    The Continent’s Definitive Energy Event

    The political and economic climate in Africa has improved over the past two decades, thereby presenting the continent as a viable investment decision for international stakeholders. Having an abundance of natural resources for power generation… more
  • Future F1 engineers cultivated in Durban
    Aug 15, 2019 Buzz

    Future F1 engineers cultivated in Durban

    F1 Mahle School Challenge makes engineering a sought after profession F1 in SchoolsTM is dubbed ‘the world’s most exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) based educational project’. The excitement of the F1 is brought into… more
  • Hancook Land Cruiser Festival at Sondela
    Aug 15, 2019 Buzz

    Hancook Land Cruiser Festival at Sondela

    Trio Events will once again be hosting the Hancook Land Cruiser Festival and Africa Record 2019 from 6 to 8 September at Sondela Nature Reserve & Spa near Bela-Bela. This will be the 7th year that this great event will take place and the… more
  • ZF Aftermarket's Latest Product Campaign is About You!
    Aug 15, 2019 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket's Latest Product Campaign is About You!

    Auto care professionals called to show their pride in parts YOU play the most important role in the campaign Until November 2nd, 2019, automotive industry professionals are being called to show their pride in the parts they choose to purchase… more
  • CEO of Raizcorp, Allon Raiz
    Aug 15, 2019 Buzz

    Preparing your business pitch

    The ENGEN Pitch & Polish workshop and competition programme which is sponsored by Engen, Nedbank and Raizcorp is now in its tenth year. In this piece, the creator of the project and CEO of Raizcorp, Allon Raiz, talks about some of the… more
  • Audi to bring the action this year at the Festival of Motoring!
    Aug 14, 2019 Motoring

    Audi to bring the action this year at the Festival of Motoring!

    South Africa's biggest automotive showcase, the Festival of Motoring takes place from 22 - 25 August at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit Audi to utilise the event to launch key, new models into the South African market South Africans can expect… more
  • Lots of family fun with Volkswagen at Festival of Motoring
    Aug 14, 2019 Motoring

    Lots of family fun with Volkswagen at Festival of Motoring

    Volkswagen will create a carnival inspired and bespoke experience for the whole family at the fourth annual Festival of Motoring Visitors will also be the first to see vehicles like a locally-inspired concept car, the soon-to-be-launched… more
  • Operational excellence and strategic delivery underpin strong interim performance
    Aug 14, 2019 Buzz

    Operational excellence and strategic delivery underpin strong interim performance

    HEPS grew 21% to 160 cents per share EBITDA 19% higher at R699 million Operating profit up 21% to R499 million Revenue increased 19% to R5.3 billion Growth driven by volume uplift in both business verticals Continued good capital allocation… more
  • Charnel Hattingh, National Marketing and Communications Manager Fidelity ADT
    Aug 14, 2019 Buzz

    Two bizarre business robberies put security in the spotlight

    Two recent robberies, one at a company in Jet Park in Boksburg and the other at a warehouse in Bryanston, have once again placed the importance of security in the spotlight. On Wednesday 7 August 16 suspects arrived in two trucks, entered the… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 13 August 2019
    Aug 14, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 13 August 2019

    MasterTips: Driving through construction zones Roadworks are almost inevitable in most cities in South Africa. There is a simple rule to drive through these safely: pay attention and slow down. MasterNews: MasterDrive and BeSafe partner up… more
  • Motul signs multiyear sponsorship agreement with Caterham
    Aug 14, 2019 Buzz

    Motul signs multiyear sponsorship agreement with Caterham

    Motul becomes official lubricant partner to Caterham Motul to become official lubricants partner of largest single-make Motorsport Championship in Europe. Full Caterham Seven lineup to be powered by Motul’s high-performance oil range.… more
  • Outspoken flag-bearer for electric vehicles promises interesting address at NAAMSA Conference
    Aug 13, 2019 Buzz

    Outspoken flag-bearer for electric vehicles promises interesting address at NAAMSA…

    Bruno Grippay, of Nissan International, is not only a person with more than 30 years' experience in many aspects of the global motor industry but he is also an outspoken flag-bearer for electric vehicles. His keynote address at the annual… more
  • 019 AutoTrader SA Car Of The Year - Value and Reach
    Aug 13, 2019 Motoring

    2019 AutoTrader SA Car Of The Year - Value and Reach

    In the first year with AutoTrader as the headline sponsor of the South African Car Of The Year there is very little doubt that a new spin was added to our prestigious Car of the Year awards, The biggest change? The inclusion of 5 new category… more
  • SAPICS Spring Conference in Gauteng South Africa
    Aug 13, 2019 Buzz

    SAPICS Spring Conference in Gauteng South Africa

    10 SEPTEMBER 2019, Premier Hotel, Midrand SAPICS Spring Conference in Gauteng South Africa The SAPICS Spring Conference will finally kick off on 10 September 2019 at the Premier Hotel in Midrand, South Africa. This world class event will… more
  • Increasing Recreational Facilities and Participants Have Led to an Increase in Sales of Off-road Vehicles Across the Globe
    Aug 13, 2019 Buzz

    Increasing Recreational Facilities and Participants Have Led to an Increase in Sales of…

    Off-Road Vehicles Market to Register 4.8% Growth during 2018-2027 – Reveals Study Upsurge in the recreational and sports activities across the world is anticipated to propel off-road vehicles market over the forecast period. Increasing urban… more
  • Worn shocks are a serious safety hazard
    Aug 13, 2019 Buzz

    Worn shocks are a serious safety hazard

    Worn shock absorbers seriously compromise a car’s handling and safety on the road. “Because shock absorbers wear out gradually, motorists often adjust unconsciously to the change in their vehicle’s handling, unaware of the danger they’re in due… more
  • Fifth edition of International Spirit of Amarok kicks off this week
    Aug 13, 2019 Motorsport

    Fifth edition of International Spirit of Amarok kicks off this week

    The only amateur 4x4 precision driving championship with international status celebrates five-year milestone. This years' competition will be contested in 3.0 V6 Amaroks for the first time ever and the inclusion of left-hand drive vehicles will… more
  • 3 Simple ways to manage your car stock like an investor
    Aug 13, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    3 Simple ways to manage your car stock like an investor

    Successful car dealers know how to price cars to attract the right custo​mers to ultimately make a profit. There are many pricing strategies and none of them are wrong. E.g. High or Low price strategies work provided you are transparent with… more
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  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Donates 15 000 Blankets to Charitable Causes
    Aug 13, 2019 Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Donates 15 000 Blankets to Charitable Causes

    In partnership with Gift of the Givers and with the support of customers, Tiger Wheel & Tyre has been warming more than just hearts with the ongoing donation of 15 000 blankets to organisations serving disadvantaged communities. At present,… more
  • Bosch is searching for African Smart Mobility start-ups
    Aug 13, 2019 Buzz

    Bosch is searching for African Smart Mobility start-ups

    Ideas wanted that solve mobility issues in Africa Bosch and Founders Factory Africa are looking for African Smart Mobility start-ups, who are solving mobility issues in Africa. Winners will enjoy a share of a 30,000 US dollar cash prize and a… more
  • Google and Continental are among the leading companies in GlobalData's autonomous vehicles theme for the industrial automation sector
    Aug 13, 2019 Buzz

    Google and Continental are among the leading companies in GlobalData's autonomous…

    Google, Continental, and Aptiv are the leading companies in the autonomous vehicles theme, according to the latest Thematic Scorecard for the industrial automation sector from GlobalData. The three companies gained a Thematic score of 5 out of… more
  • Silence, efficiency and comfort are what makes the electric car special
    Aug 12, 2019 Motoring

    Silence, efficiency and comfort are what makes the electric car special

    The future of motoring is silent and less harmful on the planet with the introduction of fully-electric cars. This transition happened as vehicle manufacturers were required to cut down emissions and reduce their carbon footprint. It started… more
  • Isuzu now has its first 100% black-owned dealership in South Africa
    Aug 12, 2019 Buzz

    Isuzu now has its first 100% black-owned dealership in South Africa

    HAILED as a landmark transformation deal of significance to the Isuzu dealer network country-wide, the sale of Bates Isuzu Shelly Beach on the South Coast is an exemplary model of transformation for the entire motor industry in South Africa.… more
  • Lotus at the Old-Timer Grand Prix – Nürburgring 2019
    Aug 09, 2019 Motorsport

    Lotus at the Old-Timer Grand Prix – Nürburgring 2019

    Lotus presents a collection of classic and current Lotus road and race cars New Evora GT4 Concept race car makes its continental debut Automobilclub von Deutschland (AvD) honours Lotus with a special award for its pioneering contribution to the… more
  • Action off and on track at Kyalami showpiece
    Aug 09, 2019 Motorsport

    Action off and on track at Kyalami showpiece

    With just two weeks to go before the Kyalami International Grand Prix Circuit hosts the fourth annual Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank 22-25 August, Gauteng race fans can look forward to far more than just a record grid of V8 racers… more
  • The NHI wrecking ball entrenches SA’s terminal illness
    Aug 09, 2019 Buzz

    The NHI wrecking ball entrenches SA’s terminal illness

    The latest iteration of the NHI Bill has confirmed what South Africans have known for more than a decade: that taxes will need to rise to fund the government’s unworkable and unfeasible NHI scheme. During these dire economic times, the NHI tax… more
  • African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - THE Eastern Cape’s 4IR ambitions and capability
  • V8s set to stir up Scribante action
    Aug 09, 2019 Motorsport

    V8s set to stir up Scribante action

    Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante racetrack is gearing up for yet another spectacular raceday with an extra dose of V8 thunder and another visiting party on Saturday 17 July. The V8-rich Super Value Foods meeting will see Willie Hepburn coming… more
  • Mandy Barrett of insurance brokerage and risk advisors, Aon South Africa
    Aug 09, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Reckless driving can see your insurance claim rejected

    Insurance won’t apply in cases of illegality and reckless behaviour The implications of driving under the influence of alcohol, without a valid driver’s licence or reckless driving can be profound– all can lead to an outright rejection of your… more
  • Isuzu employees in Johannesburg celebrate Women's Day with Annah Watkinson (third from left) are from left, Patricia Mthembu, Esti Beaumont, Lebo Rakgekola, Masesi Magagula, Sibongile Marwana, Kabelo Moeng and Londiwe Chauke.
    Aug 09, 2019 Buzz

    Isuzu employees celebrate Women's Day with Annah Watkinson

    Isuzu sponsored IRONMAN athlete, Annah Watkinson, this week addressed Isuzu women and men during their annual Women's Day programme held in Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg respectively. Watkinson, who ended third in the professional female… more
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Aug 09, 2019 Buzz

    The future of connectivity: What does your car know about you?

    Built-in navigation with turn-by-turn directions, smartphone-connected apps that enable route logging, infotainment, and steering and lane control, are just some of the many new technology features designed for motorists to enjoy. Convenient?… more
  • Manufacturing Experts Confirmed to speak at the KwaZulu-Natal Manufacturing Indaba 2019
    Aug 09, 2019 Buzz

    Manufacturing Experts Confirmed to speak at the KwaZulu-Natal Manufacturing Indaba 2019

    Leading figures within the Sub-Saharan manufacturing sector will convene in Durban, South Africa at the 2019 KwaZulu-Natal Manufacturing Indaba to debate pressing issues impacting the region’s industrial landscape. Discussions will underscore… more
  • Lotus drives premier performance as official partner of Norwich City football club
    Aug 09, 2019 Buzz

    Lotus drives premier performance as official partner of Norwich City football club

    Lotus and newly promoted Premier League team Norwich City Football Club announce multi-year global partnership Norwich City’s training facility and Academy renamed The Lotus Training Centre and The Lotus Academy Lotus, which is embarking on a… more
  • Mazda Southern Africa Appoints New Advertising Agency
    Aug 09, 2019 Buzz

    Mazda Southern Africa Appoints New Advertising Agency

    Mazda Southern Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Grey Advertising Africa effective 01 November 2019. Grey will be responsible for all of Mazda's above the line and below the line creative work. The agency will play an integral… more
  • Will the Real Roof of Africa please stand up!
    Aug 09, 2019 Motorsport

    Will the Real Roof of Africa please stand up!

    Over the years, the Roof of Africa has evolved into among the most extreme motorcycle hard enduros on earth that attracts the cream of the crop to Lesotho from around the world to tackle the toughest the Maluti Mountains can dish out. But it… more
  • The KBE25 has a load capacity of 2500kg
    Aug 09, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Baoli electric forklift for Heneways

    Heneways, one of the leading freight management and logistics operators in South Africa, has taken delivery of the Baoli KBE 25 electric forklift from Smith Power Equipment, a South African importation and distribution company representing… more
  • PROFILE: Melicia Labuschagne, South Africa Country Director for LIQUI MOLY
    Aug 07, 2019 Buzz

    PROFILE: Melicia Labuschagne, South Africa Country Director for LIQUI MOLY

    An inspirational woman growing a powerful brand in the male-dominated automotive sector Melicia Labuschagne is not your usual business director. From leading team line-dancing celebrations, to writing a book titled ‘Life lessons through… more
  • Rachel Stead is SA’s funeral car go-to person
    Aug 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Rachel Stead is SA’s funeral car go-to person

    Ambitious entrepreneur, Rachel Stead has brought two massive local industries – motoring and funeral services – together through her innovative online search portal, FuneralCar.co.za. FuneralCar.co.za is an online search portal that caters to… more
  • First time in history – more than 10 million unemployed
    Aug 07, 2019 Buzz

    First time in history – more than 10 million unemployed

    You cannot legislate people out of poverty. You cannot regulate jobs into existence. Jobs need to be created, and at the moment, the South African government is slowly but surely suffocating businesses’ ability to create jobs by continuously… more
  • Here’s to more life for your car battery
    Aug 07, 2019 Buzz

    Here’s to more life for your car battery

    Would you like to know something cool about car batteries? Once they give up on you, they can be recycled and used to produce more batteries. What this does is close the loop on a product that, if disposed of incorrectly, causes detrimental… more
  • Plan ahead for motoring peace-of-mind
    Aug 07, 2019 Buzz

    Plan ahead for motoring peace-of-mind

    Do you know the difference between a service plan and a maintenance plan? What about a factory warranty, and an extended factory warranty? For many consumers, particularly first-time car buyers, understanding these options can be confusing, and… more
  • New Head of Sales and Network for FCA
    Aug 07, 2019 Buzz

    New Head of Sales and Network for FCA

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) South Africa has appointed Ismaeel Hassen as its new Head of Sales and Network. Hassen joins FCA amidst a big re-structure to improve business efficiencies and processes in order to ultimately improve the… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 06 August 2019
    Aug 07, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 06 August 2019

    MasterTips: Car washes and vehicle technology A visit to the car wash can wreak havoc on your vehicle because advanced systems weren't built for old-fashioned car washes. Follow these tips to ensure your vehicles safety features remain fully… more
  • From sugar mills to ports and rail, KZN is a key growth area for BI
    Aug 07, 2019 Buzz

    From sugar mills to ports and rail, KZN is a key growth area for BI

    The Bearings International (BI) Durban branch stocks a wide range of bearings, electric motors, gearboxes, lubricants, seals, tools, and power transmission products for a range of industries. These include food and beverage, cement and… more
  • By Filum Ho, CEO Autoboys
    Aug 06, 2019 Buzz

    Tech will completely change how you replace your car’s parts

    Replacing your car’s parts is an activity that, until now, really hasn’t changed a lot over several decades. But just like with every other part of our lives, technology is set to upend this in a big way — especially in a future world where 5G… more
  • This Women’s Day we celebrate a Chemical Engineer from Motherwell
    Aug 06, 2019 Buzz

    This Women’s Day we celebrate a Chemical Engineer from Motherwell

    Women’s Month is a special month for Engen as it provides the company with an opportunity to reflect on its commitment to helping gifted South African women explore new horizons. Sinothando Tiso is one of many young women whose horizons have… more
  • Bakwena partners for Womens Month with Pinkdrive for breast, prostate & testicular cancer campaign
    Aug 06, 2019 Buzz

    Bakwena partners for Womens Month with Pinkdrive for breast, prostate & testicular cancer…

    August​ ​is​ ​Women’s​ ​Month​ ​and​ ​Bakwena​ ​N1N4​ ​has​ ​for the seventh year partnered​ ​with​ ​PinkDrive​ ​and​ ​the Department​ ​of​ ​Health​ ​to​ ​raise​ ​awareness​ ​around​ ​breast,​ ​testicular​ ​and​ ​prostate​ ​cancer​ ​in… more
  • Industry 4.0 ignites change in motor industry
    Aug 06, 2019 Buzz

    Industry 4.0 ignites change in motor industry

    Abdullah Verachia, global strategist, speaker and facilitator on making sense of disruption, believes that there will likely be five major disruptors in the motor industry in the next few years. Firstly, he mentions the movement from combustion… more
  • How flexible working has changed in the last 10 years
    Aug 06, 2019 Buzz

    How flexible working has changed in the last 10 years

    Businesses have increasingly come to recognise the value for their own organisation Flexible working is close to celebrating its 30th birthday. Advances in technology and societal trends mean it has been a possibility for workers for decades.… more
  • “CKD” Hardox Tipper Bodies, Including Complete Hydraulics.
    Aug 06, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    “CKD” Hardox Tipper Bodies, Including Complete Hydraulics.

    Built in South Africa to your needs 14 Coert Steynberg Street, Brakpan, 1542 P O Box 5186, Brenthurst, 1541 Tel no: 011 915 0985 DESCRIPTION Price 1 Manufactured in France. 2 Assembled, Fitted and Painted in South Africa. 3 Price Excluding of… more
  • Standox: Blue is the colour
    Aug 06, 2019 Buzz

    Standox: Blue is the colour

    The most popular chromatic colour on new cars in Africa is blue, with 6%, according to the 2018 Colour Popularity Report from Axalta. Blue has the largest colour position of any colour, with 20,000 different variations from pale baby blue to… more
  • The Manufacturing Indaba KZN Exhibition kicks off next week! Claim your free visitor ticket
    Aug 06, 2019 Buzz

    The Manufacturing Indaba KZN Exhibition kicks off next week! Claim your free visitor…

    You are invited to register NOW for free entrance to visit the upcoming Manufacturing Exhibition in KZN Join us in the exhibition hall and network with forward-thinking organisations including local and national brands presenting their… more
  • BMW Motorrad South Africa displays commitment to conservation with Ride for Rhinos
    Aug 06, 2019 Buzz

    BMW Motorrad South Africa displays commitment to conservation with Ride for Rhinos

    In 2017, Alex Jackson of Kaapstad Motorcycle Adventure Tours led a team of six motorcycles on a 5,574-kilometre (km) trip around South Africa. The adventure became known as Ride for Rhinos and raised more than R264 000 for rhino anti-poaching… more
  • Michelin announces price increase in Africa, India and Middle East region
    Aug 06, 2019 Buzz

    Michelin announces price increase in Africa, India and Middle East region

    Michelin in the Africa, India & Middle East region will increase its tyre prices by 2 percent across the commercial light truck, truck and bus segments and by 2.5 percent in passenger car segment (with up to 4% increase in SUV segment). This… more
  • Ongoing drive by Cummins to empower its female employees
    Aug 06, 2019 Buzz

    Ongoing drive by Cummins to empower its female employees

    The ongoing drive by Cummins to empower its female employees is showcased by Marissa Kotze. Not only does she manage the demand planning and scheduling of zero-hour rebuild engines for high horsepower (HHP) mining applications in the Master… more
  • Opel is Life! In More Ways than One!
    Aug 06, 2019 Motoring

    Opel is Life! In More Ways than One!

    Opel Combo Life - arrived August 2019! Voted 'Best Buy Car of Europe 2019' Opel Zafira Life - will be here first quarter 2020! Practical benefits, comfort & safety are top priorities! Opel played a starring role at this year's Brussels Motor… more
  • Audi combines e-scooter with skateboard
    Aug 06, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Audi combines e-scooter with skateboard

    With a new e-scooter concept, Audi is responding to the urban trend towards multi-modal mobility. The Audi e-tron Scooter, combining the advantages of the electric scooter and the skateboard, is designed for sporty riders. To be transported by… more
  • The new Audi TT and TTS Coupé - an update for the design icon
    Aug 06, 2019 Motoring

    The new Audi TT and TTS Coupé - an update for the design icon

    Sporty design elements underline its dynamic appearance S tronic transmissions delivers sporty performance Comprehensive range of standard equipment improves the driving experience Familiarly known as Audi's design icon, the Audi TT's third… more
  • Technologies for the continuity and quality of asphalt mix production
    Aug 06, 2019 Buzz

    Technologies for the continuity and quality of asphalt mix production

    A variety of complex factors are involved in the production of hot asphalt mixes, which makes the process vulnerable to sudden equipment stops. The consequences of such unplanned maintenances to the business are dire, since the cost of having a… more
  • Wild Bean Café supports local young design talent
    Aug 06, 2019 Buzz

    Wild Bean Café supports local young design talent

    BP’s coffee shop brand, Wild Bean Café is known for its authentic and contemporary personality, which reflects South Africa’s creativity and vibrancy. The recent launch of the Wild Bean Café ‘Design a Cup’ competition is a powerful way of… more
  • See and be seen at Concours South Africa 2019!
    Aug 06, 2019 Motoring

    See and be seen at Concours South Africa 2019!

    Celebrate in classic style at Steyn City from 30 August to 1 September (Spring Day!) Tickets are not available for sale on the day. Book now with www.concourssouthafrica.com Now is the time to secure your place at Concours South Africa 2019 -… more
  • Winning Streak Continues for Woolridge and Huxtable
    Aug 06, 2019 Motorsport

    Winning Streak Continues for Woolridge and Huxtable

    Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable earn fifth consecutive Class T victory of the 2019 SACCS season at Bronkhorstspruit 400 Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea recover from qualifying non-finish to end eighth Qualifying: 66km, Loop 1: 172km, Loop… more
  • Debbie Ncube, owner and founder of Eden All Natural Peanut Butter
    Aug 06, 2019 Buzz

    Volkswagen partners with biggest all-female business network to develop entrepreneurs

    Volkswagen and Lionesses of Africa partnership seeks to make a positive impact in reducing unemployment in South Africa Volkswagen has partnered with the Lionesses of Africa organisation to assist in developing their over 600 000 female… more
  • Rally To Read
    Aug 05, 2019 Buzz

    Rally To Read

    If there are two things you can count on with Rally To Read, they are effectiveness and continuity. In the 21 years since its launch in 1998, the rural schools project has changed the fortunes of more than 1,600 schools, 12,000 teachers and… more
  • Aston Martin Vantage GT3 clinches first title at Brands Hatch
    Aug 05, 2019 Motorsport

    Aston Martin Vantage GT3 clinches first title at Brands Hatch

    Aston Martin Vantage GT3 secures third successive British GT race victory Partner team Optimum Motorsport wins British GT Silver championship TF Sport maintains form as works driver Jonny Adam wins with Graham Davidson Beechdean AMR closes in… more
  • Daewoo Trucks meet Gay Transport values
    Aug 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Daewoo Trucks meet Gay Transport values

    Following a downsizing process to become even more efficient, Gay Transport was in a position earlier this year to acquire new trucks. The family business is currently managed - with distinction - by Jacques Botha, who took over the reigns from… more
  • Monthly MEYLE Performance Newsletter - August 2019
    Aug 05, 2019 Buzz

    Monthly MEYLE Performance Newsletter - August 2019

    FIA European Truck Racing Championship Truck Racing: Successful July for Sascha Lenz: victory and podium places on the Slovakiaring and the Nürburgring The truck racing season reached its peak in July with the races on the Slovakiaring and the… more
  • Every SA Express passenger is subsidised R3,850 (R7,700 return) by the poor
    Aug 05, 2019 Buzz

    Every SA Express passenger is subsidised R3,850 (R7,700 return) by the poor

    Every passenger on every SA Express (SAX) flight is obscenely subsidised with money diverted from poverty relief and tax payers by approximately R3,850 (R7,700 return). Assuming 50 passengers per flight on average, this is the equivalent to two… more
  • How to survive these tough times in South Africa!
    Aug 02, 2019 Buzz

    How to survive these tough times in South Africa!

    What do we all do while the South African economy isn’t growing? Suits & Sneakers would like to invite you to our next event in Gauteng which takes place on the evening of Wednesday, 7 August at The Galleria in Sandton! The theme for this event… more
  • Glomane sisters do their thing in motor industry
    Aug 02, 2019 Buzz

    Glomane sisters do their thing in motor industry

    Dineo and Keneuwe Glomane are twin sisters who grew up with a dream of opening their own business. But they had no idea what it would be. As fate had it – they got a break to enter the motor industry and today they own, Womech (Women in… more
  • African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - 6 amazing workshops at 1 amazing price
  • It’s a good start, says NADA, but drastic steps still needed for business stimulus by SARB and Government
    Aug 02, 2019 Buzz

    It’s a good start, says NADA, but drastic steps still needed for business stimulus by…

    Passenger car sales on dealer floors fell by a significant 7.6% in July 2019, highlighting the extremely challenging economy for business at present. This was despite the luxury of an additional trading day this July. “The 25-basis point… more
  • SEMA Show Education: Industry Takes the Stage
    Aug 02, 2019 Buzz

    SEMA Show Education: Industry Takes the Stage

    The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). SEMA Show Education offers Showgoers a… more
  • Upcoming Events - August 2019
    Aug 02, 2019 Motorsport

    Upcoming Events - August 2019

    International Events 01.08.2019 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP, RALLY OF FINLAND 02.08.2019 FIM MXGP/MX2 MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - BELGIUM/BELGIQUE, LOMMEL 03.08.2019 FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP, WORLD RX OF CANADA 04.08.2019 FIA… more
  • Are you a Manufacturer looking for a buyer/investor for your project?
    Aug 02, 2019 Buzz

    Are you a Manufacturer looking for a buyer/investor for your project?

    Business Matchmaking: the new way to do business To ensure that this year’s event offers all delegates and exhibitors the opportunity to engage with high-profile guests and speakers, Manufacturing Indaba KZN is proud to once again host its… more
  • New vehicle sales declining trend continued into July 2019 with lower passenger car sales again
    Aug 01, 2019 Buzz

    New vehicle sales declining trend continued into July 2019 with lower passenger car sales…

    The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa [NAAMSA] said that the new vehicle sales declining trend continued into July 2019 with lower passenger car sales again been offset by growth in all of the commercial vehicle… more
  • BMW Group firmly on course and confirms targets for 2019
    Aug 01, 2019 Buzz

    BMW Group firmly on course and confirms targets for 2019

    Krüger: "We deliver on our promises" BMW brand clear leader in global premium segment in June Bucking the trend: Retail sales and market share increased Automotive segment EBIT margin improved in Q2 BMW Group accelerates pace of e-mobility… more
  • Volkswagen builds a city to launch the new T-Cross!
    Aug 01, 2019 Motoring

    Volkswagen builds a city to launch the new T-Cross!

    The new Volkswagen T-Cross is here and to create the ultimate car launch, Volkswagen’s creating the ultimate city, the ultimate urban playground: T-Cross City. T-Cross City initially lives online, but with enough audience interaction on the… more
  • Vigus 5 now on sale across South Africa
    Aug 01, 2019 Motoring

    Vigus 5 now on sale across South Africa

    Jiangling Motors Company South Africa has launched the latest Vigus double cab – the Vigus 5. The Vigus bakkie line was Introduced locally in 2014 and has gone on to become JMCSA’s best-seller. The latest version is expected to build on the… more
  • Obscure pitching tips no one ever shares
    Aug 01, 2019 Buzz

    Obscure pitching tips no one ever shares

    The ENGEN Pitch & Polish workshop and competition programme which is sponsored by Engen, Nedbank and Raizcorp, is now entering its tenth year. As part of the celebrations, the creator of the project and CEO of Raizcorp, Allon Raiz, shares a few… more
  • Automechanika Body & Paint World Championships: The first finalist has been chosen!
    Aug 01, 2019 Buzz

    Automechanika Body & Paint World Championships: The first finalist has been chosen!

    Anthony Fryett of the UK is the first finalist in the international Automechanika Body & Paint World Championships. Fryett impressed the panel of judges at Automechanika Birmingham with both his design idea and his painting skills – which he… more
  • FCA: 2019 Second Quarter Results
    Aug 01, 2019 Buzz

    FCA reports strong second quarter 2019 results with Net profit.

    "We continue to deliver strong performance in North America and LATAM. Robust demand for our new products, along with steps we've taken to exert discipline across all of our businesses, have generated the momentum to achieve our full-year 2019… more
  • Unions: Friend or foe of the poor?
    Jul 31, 2019 Buzz

    Unions: Friend or foe of the poor?

    Labour unions are undoubtedly the biggest obstacle to any positive reform, not because this particular group of individuals is somehow more evil than the rest of us. It is simply a rational response to the particular set of incentives that… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 30 July 2019
    Jul 31, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 30 July 2019

    MasterTips: Drivers, are you conspicuous enough? Often the standard advice of ‘if you turn your wipers on then you should also turn on the headlights,’ is inadequate. There are times when headlights are required long before a drop of rain… more
  • Opinion Piece: Unemployment up to 29%: are we insane?
    Jul 31, 2019 Buzz

    Opinion Piece: Unemployment up to 29%: are we insane?

    StatsSA announced on 30 July 2019 that the official unemployment rate is now 29% - up by 1.4% in one quarter. The expanded (unofficial) unemployment rate is now 38.5%. Although this is shocking, it is not unexpected. We continue doing all the… more
  • New Ford Mustang Looks Faster, Goes Faster: More Athletic Styling, Enhanced Powertrains, Advanced Technologies
    Jul 31, 2019 Motoring

    New Ford Mustang Looks Faster, Goes Faster: More Athletic Styling, Enhanced Powertrains,…

    New Ford Mustang delivers sleeker style, enhanced engines, sharper driving dynamics and advanced driver assistance technologies More athletic styling is underscored by crisp, clear LED lighting and bold new exterior colours. Upscale interior… more
  • AAPEXedu 2019 to Address Top Trends and Issues Impacting Automotive Aftermarket
    Jul 31, 2019 Buzz

    AAPEXedu 2019 to Address Top Trends and Issues Impacting Automotive Aftermarket

    The 2019 AAPEXedu program will include 10 sessions for automotive service professionals, auto parts retailers and warehouse distributors to help them prepare for the future, while also enhancing the service they provide to today’s customers.… more
  • SA Taxi Foundation shifts focus to foundational education
    Jul 31, 2019 Buzz

    SA Taxi Foundation shifts focus to foundational education

    The SA Taxi Foundation, the corporate social investment (CSI) arm of SA Taxi who are a vertically integrated business platform designed to improve the sustainability of the minibus taxi industry and the communities they serve, today announced… more
  • Learn, Meet, Network and Do Business at the KwaZulu-Natal Manufacturing Indaba
    Jul 31, 2019 Buzz

    Learn, Meet, Network and Do Business at the KwaZulu-Natal Manufacturing Indaba

    The KwaZulu-Natal Manufacturing Indaba provides an invaluable platform for executives, manufacturers, government representatives, project developers and investors to network, do business and take advantage of the opportunities in the… more
  • African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - Final Reminder, Enter Now
  • Midas donates books to the value R60 000 to Siphetu Primary School
    Jul 30, 2019 Buzz

    Midas donates books to the value R60 000 to Siphetu Primary School

    Reggies Midas Benoni donated books to the value of R60 000 to Siphetu Primary School, a local government school. According to Department of Education, a staggering 86% of public schools in South Africa lack proper library facilities. Over 78%… more
  • Midas donates books to the value r120 000 to Mveledzandivho Primary School & Protea South Primary School respectivley
    Jul 30, 2019 Buzz

    Midas donates books to the value r120 000 to Mveledzandivho Primary School & Protea South…

    ACE Midas Soweto donated books to the value of R60 000 to each Mveledzandivho Primary School and Protea South Primary School, local schools within the area. According to the Department of Education, a staggering 86% of public schools in South… more
  • CeMAT RUSSIA established as Russia’s leading intralogistics trade fair
    Jul 30, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    CeMAT RUSSIA established as Russia’s leading intralogistics trade fair

    CeMAT RUSSIA, Russia’s leading intralogistics trade fair, is on a course for continued growth. Featuring more than 150 exhibitors, this year’s edition will be staged in two halls at the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center in Moscow,… more
  • Continental Launches Brand Name Change for ram Automotive Fan Belts and Multi-V Belts
    Jul 30, 2019 Buzz

    Continental Launches Brand Name Change for ram Automotive Fan Belts and Multi-V Belts

    Brand-shift: ram automotive fan and multi-V belts will be sold under the Continental brand name in the future; premium quality remains guaranteed New, globally harmonized packaging design will ensure greater clarity on distributors' shelves ram… more
  • SA Car Sales Stay in the Slow Lane, in Spite of Lower Inflation
    Jul 30, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    SA Car Sales Stay in the Slow Lane, in Spite of Lower Inflation

    The South African car market continues to struggle, with the bulk of the buying activity currently taking place in the used car sector as financially stretched consumers increasingly opt for older cars at lower price points. This is according… more
  • MANN+HUMMEL publishes corporate responsibility report
    Jul 30, 2019 Buzz

    MANN+HUMMEL publishes corporate responsibility report

    The focus is on filtration solutions for clean mobility, clean air and clean water Today MANN+HUMMEL published its corporate responsibility report for 2018. The sustainable solutions of the company are focused on the areas of clean mobility,… more
  • Godfrey Rajool (left) is the in-country resource for Gulf South Africa, with Donovan Ivemperumal, heading up Shakti Lubricants
    Jul 30, 2019 Buzz

    Lots of interest from Africa in Automechanika Johannesburg and Futuroad Expo

    There is unprecedented interest in Automechanika Johannesburg from other African countries this year. This follows the attendance at the first four roadshow meetings in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Kenya to promote the event, which takes… more
  • The social event of the season
    Jul 30, 2019 Motoring

    The social event of the season

    Concours South Africa at Steyn City on Spring Day weekend Concours South Africa returns for the fourth time to Johannesburg's Steyn City Parkland Reisdence from 30 August to 1 September 2019 Dedicated new 8-hectare site making Concours South… more
  • Mixed picture again for fuel price
    Jul 30, 2019 Buzz

    Mixed picture again for fuel price

    Fuel prices for August are set for changes with petrol up and diesel down. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. "International oil… more
  • The electric four-wheel forklift trucks EPX20i-32i can take on a combustion version, both in performance and procurement costs
    Jul 29, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Clark introduces a range of new electric four-wheel forklifts to the market

    It doesn't have to be combustion Duisburg, July 29, 2019 – Clark has launched a new range of electric four-wheel forklift trucks capable of taking on combustion forklifts, not just in terms of power, but also in terms of cost. The EPXi performs… more
  • Five ways in which your conduct could invalidate your insurance policy
    Jul 29, 2019 Buzz

    Five ways in which your conduct could invalidate your insurance policy

    Having your valuables covered under a short-term insurance policy provides much needed financial security against loss or damage. However, should you fail to uphold your end of the deal an insurer may be well within its rights to declare a… more
  • Volkswagen extends its lead on the GTC Manufacturers' points table with solid team performance
    Jul 29, 2019 Motorsport

    Volkswagen extends its lead on the GTC Manufacturers' points table with solid team…

    Podium finish for Keagan Masters in race one Team effort from both Masters and Rowe as they extend the team's lead on the manufacturers' points table Bradley Liebenberg maintains his grip on GTC2 championship despite challenging weekend Round 5… more
  • Racing returns to Kyalami Festival
    Jul 29, 2019 Motorsport

    Racing returns to Kyalami Festival

    What Festival of Motoring Long PreviewWhere Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, JohannesburgWhen 22-25 August 2019Community South Africa National The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit is gearing up for the fourth annual Festival of Motoring presented by… more
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  • Hyundai Tucson Sport
    Jul 29, 2019 Motoring

    Hyundai Tucson Sport

    Hyundai's Tucson range in South Africa has been bolstered with a new derivative with bold looks, an engine power and torque boost, and a deeper exhaust sound to claim its territory as the sportier version of this top-selling SUV. When Hyundai… more
  • 4 Strategies to improve car dealership profitability
    Jul 29, 2019 Buzz

    4 Strategies to improve car dealership profitability

    Anyone working in the retail automotive industry, particularly in a car dealership, are aware of how fleeting dealership profitability can be. Especially in times of economic uncertainty. I’ve been speaking to many a car dealership all over the… more
  • Revolutionary advancements at Automotive Engineering Show 2019 drove the industry to Chennai
    Jul 26, 2019 Buzz

    Revolutionary advancements at Automotive Engineering Show 2019 drove the industry to…

    Automotive Engineering Show (AES) Chennai 2019 highlighted the latest trends in the automotive industry with prominent names in attendance from the sector. Product launches, live demonstrations, technical workshops and an insightful conference… more
  • Groupe Renault -  Financial results for the 1st half of 2019
    Jul 26, 2019 Buzz

    Groupe Renault - Financial results for the 1st half of 2019

    Resistance of the Group’s operating margin at 5.9% The Group confirms its full year objectives of a Group operating margin at around 6% and a positive Automotive operational free cash flow. Given the degradation in demand, the Group now expects… more
  •  SAICA suspends Markus Jooste’s membership pending finalisation of disciplinary proceedings
    Jul 26, 2019 Buzz

    SAICA suspends Markus Jooste’s membership pending finalisation of disciplinary…

    The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) has suspended Mr. Markus Jooste’s membership pending the finalisation of disciplinary proceedings against him. Jooste tendered his resignation from SAICA in a letter received from his… more
  • Automechanika - Johannesburg, ERA, SADFIA & ACRA Conference - September 19th @ 9H00 - 13H00
  • Population bugaboo
    Jul 26, 2019 Buzz

    Population bugaboo

    The Population Media Center is pushing the overpopulation panic again—that’s so 1960s! They proclaim, “If somebody tries to tell you that population growth is ‘slowing down’, ask them to explain the graphic on the left.” This is the graphic… more
  • The Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo Review
    Jul 26, 2019 Buzz

    The Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo Review

    Have a look at the highlights of what the Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo achieved this year. Click Here more
  • Consumers have sent a clear message on e-tolls, and their position won’t change
    Jul 26, 2019 Buzz

    Consumers have sent a clear message on e-tolls, and their position won’t change

    The Automobile Association (AA) says the Ministerial Task Team deliberating on the future of e-tolls in Gauteng must consider from the outset that the current model of funding for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) has failed, and… more
  • Top 20 driving and road safety habits worth adopting
    Jul 26, 2019 Buzz

    Top 20 driving and road safety habits worth adopting

    Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), says by adjusting some bad driving habits and adopting new ones you can extend the life of your car, save money and make the roads a safer place. “We all pick up bad habits or… more
  • Ford Castrol Cross Country Team in Charge of Class T Heading into Second Half of 2019 Season
    Jul 26, 2019 Motorsport

    Ford Castrol Cross Country Team in Charge of Class T Heading into Second Half of 2019…

    Reigning champions Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable start fourth round of 2019 SA Cross Country Series with a clean sweep of Class T victories Brazilians Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea back in the second Castrol Ford NWM Ranger… more
  • Ctrack launches Driver Mobi service
    Jul 26, 2019 Buzz

    Ctrack launches Driver Mobi service

    Leading vehicle tracking and telematics provider, Ctrack, has launched Ctrack Driver Mobi in South Africa, following a successful rollout of the service in the United Kingdom. With Driver Mobi, drivers are able to view their driving behaviour… more
  • The product you want is in stock at www.powerbrake.co.za
    Jul 26, 2019 Buzz

    The product you want is in stock at www.powerbrake.co.za

    Powerbrake RS Series High-Carbon slotted discs (Front Pair / RS222) NEW Powerbrake RS-Series High-Carbon high-performance slotted discs offer significantly upgraded brake performance and fade resistance as well as improved resistance to disc… more
  • Minister of Trade and Industry visits Isuzu Motors South Africa
    Jul 26, 2019 Buzz

    Minister of Trade and Industry visits Isuzu Motors South Africa

    The Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, second left, and Deputy Minister, Fikile Majola, left, visited Isuzu Motors South Africa yesterday whilst in Port Elizabeth on business. During this courtesy visit the Ministers met with Isuzu… more
  • Developing KwaZulu-Natal Manufacturers: a sustainable and positive impact on provincial manufacturing communities
    Jul 26, 2019 Buzz

    Developing KwaZulu-Natal Manufacturers: a sustainable and positive impact on provincial…

    DEVELOPING KWAZULU-NATAL MANUFACTURERS The KwaZulu-Natal Manufacturing Indaba has announced its agenda which includes a dynamic offering of engaging sessions covering an extensive range of ground-breaking topics, conveyed through comprehensive… more
  • Will my car go the distance?
    Jul 26, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Will my car go the distance?

    Traveling a far distance daily to get to work, will quickly bump up your mileage! 10 tips to ensure you purchase a reliable car… If you need to travel a far distance to get to work daily – the mileage on your car will soon add up. If your… more
  • Nissan returns to measures it used to reform 20 years ago as sales fall, says GlobalData
    Jul 26, 2019 Buzz

    Nissan returns to measures it used to reform 20 years ago as sales fall, says GlobalData

    Following the news that Nissan will cut 12,500 jobs worldwide, Calum MacRae, Director of Automotive Product Development at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “The actions announced today are all a little 'Back to… more
  • Women's Month motivation : Kalyn Miller 25yr old race car champion
    Jul 25, 2019 Buzz

    Women's Month motivation : Kalyn Miller 25yr old race car champion

    Born and raised in the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg, Kalyn Miller was captivated by the rush of speed, cars and the desire to get behind the wheel from an early age. Now, at the age of 25, this young lady is not only participating in a… more
  • Khonology addresses unemployment crisis
    Jul 24, 2019 Buzz

    Khonology addresses unemployment crisis

    Unemployment is a national crisis with more than half of young people in the country unemployed. President Ramaphosa says Government would create no fewer than two million new jobs for the youth within the next decade. Responding to this… more
  • South Africa's most searched for budget cars
    Jul 24, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    South Africa's most searched for budget cars

    The iconic Volkswagen Polo remains the budget car of choice for South African motorists. However, the Toyota Yaris is in hot pursuit of this title! This much has emerged from an analysis of search data on AutoTrader over the period 1 January… more
  • Increase poverty alleviation through maximising trade
    Jul 24, 2019 Buzz

    Increase poverty alleviation through maximising trade

    Trade between people is one of the greatest ways to increase prosperity around the world. We each bring different skills and resources to the table, and specialisation has resulted in the lowering of costs of all sorts of goods. Whereas the… more
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  • Autobax automotive after-market specialists celebrates 50 years of business this year.
    Jul 24, 2019 Buzz

    Autobax automotive after-market specialists celebrates 50 years of business this year.

    “The company, which was established in 1969 as a modest engine parts agency, selling mainly pistons – was the first acquisition of Arnold Goldstone, CEO of Invicta Holdings Limited, in 1995,” explains John Black, managing director, Autobax.… more
  • Fibertex nonwoven materials for automotive manufacturing
    Jul 24, 2019 Motoring

    Fibertex nonwoven materials for automotive manufacturing

    Fibertex SA - part of the global Fibertex group – has a thorough understanding of constantly advancing requirements in the automotive sector in South Africa. Fibertex specialists works closely with automotive manufacturers to design solutions… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 23 July 2019
    Jul 24, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 23 July 2019

    MasterTips: How to deal with aggressive drivers Increased traffic and infrastructure that struggles to cater for this means drivers are increasingly aggressive on the roads. This is what to do next time someone is aggressive towards you while… more
  • Rais M'Bohli Named Best Goalkeeper of Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019
    Jul 24, 2019 Buzz

    Rais M'Bohli Named Best Goalkeeper of Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019

    Award presented by Official Sponsor of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019, international tyre brand, Continental Rais M'Bolhi, Amigo Gomis, Sylvian Gbohouo and Mohamed El Shenawy all nominated for award CAIRO, Egypt, 23 July 2019 - Rais… more
  • Pratley RTV Silicone Gasket Maker is a new flange sealant and gasket maker
    Jul 24, 2019 Buzz

    Pratley drives products for the automotive sector

    Pratley’s products for the automotive sector range from Pratley Steel Putty to Pratley RTV Silicone Gasket Maker. Both of these products have found wide acceptance in the automotive sector, Pratley National Sales & Marketing Manager Mark Bell… more
  • Effective monitoring of building energy consumption
    Jul 24, 2019 Buzz

    Effective monitoring of building energy consumption

    A cost-effective new system is allowing switched-on building owners and facility managers to monitor and manage energy consumption using advanced new sensors and an easy-to-use cloud-based operating system. Distributed by local technology… more
  • Ebrahim Patel to head list of high-level speakers on 22 August
    Jul 24, 2019 Buzz

    Ebrahim Patel to head list of high-level speakers on 22 August

    The NAAMSA Automotive Conference 2019, in association with the Innovation Group and AutoTrader, will be taking place alongside the Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit on 22 August 2019. The Conference is… more
  • 2019 Product Innovation Awards
    Jul 24, 2019 Buzz

    2019 Product Innovation Awards - Deadline extended to 30 July 2019

    Get your entries in for Automechanika Johannesburg’s 2019 Innovation Awards. Winning products will receive winning treatment at the automotive aftermarket’s event of the year, to be held from September 18 to 21 at the National Exhibition… more
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Offers Free Women's Month Tyre & Road Safety Wellness Workshops
    Jul 24, 2019 Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Offers Free Women's Month Tyre & Road Safety Wellness Workshops

    As the nation prepares to celebrate National Women's Day on 9 August, Tiger Wheel & Tyre is preparing its usual month-long festivities for what the company has dubbed "Women's Month". Among these celebrations are its annual FREE tyre and road… more
  • Dachser in Africa - the family business grows its global network
    Jul 24, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Dachser in Africa - the family business grows its global network

    Growing logistics provider Dachser has more employees than at any other point in its history: some 30.603 people around the world are employed by the family-owned company based in Kempten, Germany. Dachser South Africa is home to 240 of these… more
  • TOTAL congratulates longtime partner on its centennial
    Jul 23, 2019 Buzz

    TOTAL congratulates longtime partner on its centennial

    TOTAL is delighted to wish its longstanding partner Citroën a very happy hundredth birthday. The French carmaker with the distinctive double chevron logo can look back on a century of innovation and an exceptional manufacturing history — and a… more
  • A new baby means a new look at your car – here’s a handy checklist for first-time parents
    Jul 23, 2019 Buzz

    A new baby means a new look at your car – here’s a handy checklist for first-time parents

    Pretty much everything in life changes when you have your first child, and what you need from your car is no exception. Ideally, every new parent would have enough money to invest in an upgraded vehicle to accommodate the extra space that’s now… more
  • Messe Frankfurt acquires license to organise Busworld in India, further strengthening its mobility segment
    Jul 23, 2019 Buzz

    Messe Frankfurt acquires license to organise Busworld in India, further strengthening its…

    Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of the Group, has acquired the license to organise Busworld - the world’s leading B2B exhibition for the bus and coach sector from Busworld International CVBA. The agreement… more
  • ZF Aftermarket Invites Automotive Aftermarket Professionals to Contribute to Latest Campaign
    Jul 23, 2019 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Invites Automotive Aftermarket Professionals to Contribute to Latest…

    After a week of hints across our social media accounts and speculation, ZF Aftermarket is excited to launch the #ItsAboutThePart campaign! For over 20 years, ZF has attended the Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, NV.… more
  • The City of Cape Town leads on the implementation and certification of standards
    Jul 23, 2019 Buzz

    The City of Cape Town leads on the implementation and certification of standards

    The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has awarded the City of Cape Town’s Electricity Generation and Distribution department which is a part of the Energy and Climate Change division with an OHSAS 18001 certificate. The certificate… more
  • Automotive roulette: are aftermarket smart car devices secure?
    Jul 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Automotive roulette: are aftermarket smart car devices secure?

    Kaspersky researchers analysed aftermarket connected car devices, designed to make vehicles smarter. This niche has proven to be more secure than other Internet of Things (IoT) accessories. There are currently two ways for car enthusiasts to… more
  • End-of-year travel plans should start now
    Jul 22, 2019 Buzz

    End-of-year travel plans should start now

    The end of the year may still be six months away but if you are going to be traveling anywhere – either locally or abroad – you should start your planning now. This is the advice of the Automobile Association’s (AA) Travel Department. “Six… more
  • Wasteplan CEO Bertie Lourens
    Jul 22, 2019 Buzz

    The Future of Zero Waste to Landfill and the New Carbon Tax

    South Africa is fast approaching a situation of running out of landfill space; the inevitable “day full” is on our doorstep. The roll-out of the country’s carbon tax – which is geared towards reducing carbon emissions by 34% by 2020 and 42% by… more
  • The car-buying experience must innovate to evolve the automotive industry
    Jul 22, 2019 Buzz

    The car-buying experience must innovate to evolve the automotive industry

    By Trevor Hill, Head of Audi South Africa Our relationship with motor vehicles is a complex mix of emotional and rational decision making. Add to this, external influences such as longer product-retention cycles (up from five years to as much… more
  • Kyalami 9 Hour returns to Africa after 37 years
    Jul 22, 2019 Motorsport

    Kyalami 9 Hour returns to Africa after 37 years

    Three days on the track to get pulses racing The historic Kyalami 9 Hour makes a welcome return to motorsport after a 37-year absence later this season when it joins the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, California 8 Hours, Total 24 Hours of Spa and… more
  • Bridgestone Ready to Welcome the World to its Home City for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
    Jul 22, 2019 Buzz

    Bridgestone Ready to Welcome the World to its Home City for the Olympic and Paralympic…

    Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone), the world’s largest tire and rubber company and the only Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner with its global headquarters in Tokyo, is celebrating one year to go until the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 by… more
  • Dayco Thermostatic
    Jul 22, 2019 Buzz

    Dayco Thermostatic

    Dayco is pleased to present its new range of thermostats designed and manufactured to meet the most stringent OEM specifications. Built to effectively control coolant flow from the radiator and allow fast optimal engine temperature, Dayco… more
  • Spectator friendly Bronkhorstpsruit 400 cross country event will be scenic and challenging
    Jul 22, 2019 Motorsport

    Spectator friendly Bronkhorstpsruit 400 cross country event will be scenic and challenging

    The Bronkhorstspruit 400, the fourth round of the South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) that will take place on 2 and 3 August, will not only provide teams in the Production and Special Vehicle categories as well as the Side x… more
  • Kanu gets colourful on Mandela Day
    Jul 22, 2019 Buzz

    Kanu gets colourful on Mandela Day

    On Mandela Day this week employees at Kanu Commercial Body Builders rolled up their sleeves - not for their usual day job which is to design and build truck bodies, but to pack 500 gift parcels for the underprivileged aged in Port Elizabeth.… more
  • TATA helps develop essential life skills for learners at Alexandra High School
    Jul 22, 2019 Buzz

    TATA helps develop essential life skills for learners at Alexandra High School

    Employees of Tata International in Africa in partnership with Valued Citizens Initiative (VCI) donated mathematic guides, dictionaries, encyclopedia’s and motivational books to Grade 12 learners from Alexandra High School in Alexandra, Gauteng… more
  • Mandela Day classroom donation to make matric learning easier
    Jul 22, 2019 Buzz

    Mandela Day classroom donation to make matric learning easier

    The learning environment is about to become a lot more comfortable for matric learners at the Bhekinthuthuko Secondary School in Emcitsheni Reserve, Doornkloof near Ladysmith. The donation of a brand new, fully equipped classroom to the rural… more
  • Bentley reveals exclusive Flying Spur first edition at the Elton John aids foundation gala
    Jul 22, 2019 Buzz

    Bentley reveals exclusive Flying Spur first edition at the Elton John Aids Foundation Gala

    Limited edition four-door Grand Tourer being revealed for the first time at Foundation Gala Example to be auctioned at the event; proceeds being given to the Elton John AIDS Foundation Handcrafted in Crewe, lot winner to Co-Create their Flying… more
  • Automatic feeding of curing presses
    Jul 22, 2019 Buzz

    Bridgestone prepares for the future with €36 million commitment to smart factory project

    Investment will further digitise Bridgestone EMEA’s manufacturing processes Eight European plants across Poland, Hungary, Spain, Italy and France will be transformed Four-year project will be rolled-out from 2019 onwards Supports Bridgestone… more
  • BI revs up growth in the automotive industry with leading brands
    Jul 22, 2019 Buzz

    BI revs up growth in the automotive industry with leading brands

    The importance of the automotive industry to Bearings International (BI) as a growth area is underlined by the fact that it has just appointed Keith du Preez as Business Development Leader (BDL). Reporting directly to BI General Manager Shenton… more
  • African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show
    Jul 22, 2019 Buzz

    African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show

    The African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show (AAMCS) is Africa’s most comprehensive and dynamic trading and networking platform for technology, products and services in Advanced Manufacturing. It brings together, under one roof,… more
  • Volvo Cars reports SEK130.1 billion revenue on record sales for the first half of 2019
    Jul 22, 2019 Buzz

    Volvo Cars reports SEK130.1 billion revenue on record sales for the first half of 2019

    Volvo Cars today reports a record revenue for the first six months of 2019 of SEK130.1 billion, up from SEK122.9 billion year-on-year and buoyed by the best first half-year sales performance in the company’s history. For the first six months,… more
  • Fake FaceApp application infects victims with adware module
    Jul 22, 2019 Buzz

    Fake FaceApp application infects victims with adware module

    Kaspersky has identified a fake application that is designed to trick users into thinking it is a certified version of FaceApp but goes on to infect victims’ devices with an adware module called MobiDash. Once the application is downloaded from… more
  • Volkswagen has sights set on titles as GTC series enters second half
    Jul 19, 2019 Motorsport

    Volkswagen has sights set on titles as GTC series enters second half

    Keagan Masters and Daniel Rowe occupy second and third on the drivers' points table Bradley Liebenberg leads GTC2 Volkswagen in command of GTC and GTC2 title race for manufacturers Second half of the season to kick off at Pretoria's Zwartkops… more
  • Dachser South Africa perfects the art of picking and packing
    Jul 19, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Dachser South Africa perfects the art of picking and packing

    As a fundamental part of the supply chain, picking and packing is fast growing into a sophisticated, intelligent process. This is due to client demands that necessitate logistics companies in having detailed understanding of complex product… more
  • Black industrialist company takes off in composites industry
    Jul 19, 2019 Buzz

    Black industrialist company takes off in composites industry

    BFG Africa’s R50m factory will boost Africa-wide environment-friendly composites fibreglass design and manufacturing A composites manufacturing facility owned by BFG Africa was officially opened today (Thursday, July 18) in Germiston, Gauteng.… more
  • Getting the most out of your motor insurance
    Jul 19, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Getting the most out of your motor insurance

    With the latest South African Police Service (SAPS) statistics revealing that a hijacking occurs every 32 minutes in South Africa, motor insurance is no longer a nice-to-have for vehicle owners – it’s a must-have. In the high-net-worth space,… more
  • Groupe Renault and Coscharis Group start partnership to produce and distribute Renault vehicles in Nigeria
    Jul 19, 2019 Buzz

    Groupe Renault and Coscharis Group start partnership to produce and distribute Renault…

    The Coscharis Group plant will start assembling Renault Logan and Renault Duster and will distribute the cars through their sales network throughout the country starting October 2019. Groupe Renault is leader in Africa with 18% market share.… more
  • SABS conducts successful demonstration test on large centrifugal diesel pump
    Jul 19, 2019 Buzz

    SABS conducts successful demonstration test on large centrifugal diesel pump

    The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) conducted a successful 4-hour demonstration test on one of the country’s largest centrifugal diesel pump systems. The test was conducted today, in Pretoria at the SABS’ pump test facility. The pump… more
  • Step-by-step oil change for automatic transmissions with the MEYLE-ORIGINAL oil change kits
    Jul 19, 2019 Buzz

    Step-by-step oil change for automatic transmissions with the MEYLE-ORIGINAL oil change…

    In a new MEYLE video, the Hamburg-based spare parts manufacturer shows the necessary steps to change the oil in automatic transmissions. The tutorial video of an oil change using the Mercedes Benz 7-G Tronic Plus automatic transmission as an… more
  • SA’s Automotive sector eyes Africa for growth
    Jul 19, 2019 Buzz

    SA’s Automotive sector eyes Africa for growth

    South Africa’s automotive sector is turning its eyes north in a bid to create new opportunities and establish new markets to produce and trade its goods and services. Automotive manufacturing stakeholders, including SA based vehicle assemblers,… more
  • Uniquely engineered anti-motor vehicle theft lock “Zederlock” launches in South Africa
    Jul 19, 2019 Buzz

    Uniquely engineered anti-motor vehicle theft lock “Zederlock” launches in South Africa

    “Zederlock has taken the international vehicle anti-theft market by storm. The product has been immensely successful in over 70 countries for the past 28 years and it is now available at selected fitment centres throughout South Africa”, said… more
  • Alfa Romeo Racing appoints Jan Monchaux as new Technical Director
    Jul 19, 2019 Motorsport

    Alfa Romeo Racing appoints Jan Monchaux as new Technical Director

    Sauber Motorsport AG, which operates and manages the Alfa Romeo Racing team in the Formula One World Championship, are pleased to announce that Head of Aerodynamics, Jan Monchaux, will be promoted to the position of Technical Director, starting… more
  • Next-generation Mazda3 Leading Mazda into a Bold New Era
    Jul 19, 2019 Motoring

    Next-generation Mazda3 Leading Mazda into a Bold New Era

    Mazda3 is part of a long line of groundbreaking Mazda vehicles that have helped make it the best-selling Mazda in the world. Available in over 120 countries around the world, the Mazda3 has sold over 6 million units since its debut in 2003 and… more
  • Willard Batteries Beach Cleanup Initiative Set for September
    Jul 18, 2019 Buzz

    Willard Batteries Beach Cleanup Initiative Set for September

    As a follow up to the launch of the limited-edition Willard BLUE battery, aimed at highlighting the threat that plastic poses to oceans and beaches, Willard Batteries in partnership with The Beach Co-op has scheduled beach clean-ups in the… more
  • Ford Launches SHE-MOVES Empowerment Programme in South Africa and Nigeria
    Jul 18, 2019 Buzz

    Ford Launches SHE-MOVES Empowerment Programme in South Africa and Nigeria

    SHE-MOVES is a sustainable mobility programme from Ford Motor Company and Ford Fund, dedicated to empowering women and children and providing access to mobility Strengthen Her: Mobilizing Ventures for Social Innovation (SHE-MOVES) supports… more
  • Ford's Expansion Unleashes New Potential for South Africa
    Jul 18, 2019 Buzz

    Ford's Expansion Unleashes New Potential for South Africa

    Extensive investment in Ford's local operations has enabled highest-ever production capacity of up to 168 000 vehicles per year and crucial export-driven success Ford continues setting the trends with New Ranger, New Everest and the exciting… more
  • Ford South Africa Introduces Third Shift for Silverton Assembly Plant to Meet Growing Demand for New Ranger
    Jul 18, 2019 Buzz

    Ford South Africa Introduces Third Shift for Silverton Assembly Plant to Meet Growing…

    Third shift commences in August 2019, adds 1 200 new jobs including 104 skilled artisans and technicians Expanded production adds approximately 10 000 new jobs within the total value chain Three-shift pattern ramps up production from 506 to a… more
  • The new Audi A4 even tauter and sportier with a significant facelift
    Jul 18, 2019 Motoring

    The new Audi A4 even tauter and sportier with a significant facelift

    The A4 represents the core of the brand – after four years in the making, Audi has made the successful midsize sedan even tauter and sportier with a significant facelift, which has just been released internationally. The vehicle’s exterior will… more
  • Bobcat on track to make SA Downhill Cup 2019 a resounding success
    Jul 18, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Bobcat on track to make SA Downhill Cup 2019 a resounding success

    Bobcat Equipment South Africa’s sponsoring the loan of a B730 Tractor Loader Backhoe (TLB) and an E20 mini excavator will ensure the success of the South African Downhill Cup 2019 at Iron Throne Bike Park, Hartebeespoort Cableway on Sunday 28… more
  • VWSA employees join hands for hunger relief
    Jul 18, 2019 Buzz

    VWSA employees join hands for hunger relief

    125 volunteers take part in Show of Hands 40 000 meals packed for children at Early Childhood Development centres With 125 pairs of hands working together, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) contributed to the fight against hunger this past… more
  • Groupe Renault and JMCG officially establish a joint venture for electric vehicles in China
    Jul 18, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault and JMCG officially establish a joint venture for electric vehicles in…

    Groupe Renault will increase its share capital by RMB 1 billion to become a major shareholder of JMEV with a 50% stake. Groupe Renault and Jiangling Motors Corporation Group (JMCG) announced the official establishment of their joint venture to… more
  • Japanese philosophy impacts positively in South Africa
    Jul 17, 2019 Buzz

    Japanese philosophy impacts positively in South Africa

    "Kaizen" is Japanese for "continuous improvement", achieved through introducing simple yet significant initiatives that add value to the workplace. The philosophy originated in Japan's Meiji Era when the country reconsidered its political and… more
  • Opinion Piece: AMSA’s 2000 job cuts and the ongoing steel industry woes are self inflicted
    Jul 17, 2019 Buzz

    Opinion Piece: AMSA’s 2000 job cuts and the ongoing steel industry woes are self…

    The potential loss of 2000 jobs at Arcelor Mittal South Africa (AMSA) is receiving much media attention. That is justifiably so; every job lost has a huge adverse effect on the individual, even more so in the current declining job market.… more
  • Camp Jeep® 2019: Jeep and Mopar brands joined forces for a record-breaking edition
    Jul 17, 2019 Buzz

    Camp Jeep® 2019: Jeep and Mopar brands joined forces for a record-breaking edition

    Last weekend the most important event of the Jeep® Owners Group (J.O.G.) took place in San Martino di Castrozza, Italy. Eco-sustainable: the Camp Jeep area was set up using 100 cubic metres of tree trunks totalling 250 tons of wood, all sourced… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 16 July 2019
    Jul 17, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 16 July 2019

    MasterTips: How to share the roads with farm equipment Farm equipment is something every person has encountered on the roads. Moving around farm equipment can be dangerous if not done correctly. This is how to safely move around farm equipment.… more
  • H1 2019 WORLDWIDE SALES RESULTS: Groupe Renault maintains its market share in the first half of the year in a sharply declining market
    Jul 17, 2019 Motoring

    H1 2019 WORLDWIDE SALES RESULTS: Groupe Renault maintains its market share in the first…

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  • TransUnion Joins Forces with FirstCheck to Launch SA’s First Consumer-Focused Vehicle Checking App
    Jul 16, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    TransUnion Joins Forces with FirstCheck to Launch SA’s First Consumer-Focused Vehicle…

    Car buyers can spot any hidden faults in their next purchase with a full-pedigree check Buying a car may not only cause distress, but it can also hurt a consumer’s pocketbook when the right checks aren’t completed. To this end, TransUnion and… more
  • Audi's Q-model retail campaign recognized with an APEX Award
    Jul 16, 2019 Motoring

    Audi's Q-model retail campaign recognized with an APEX Award

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  • ETC must bepart ofsolving e-tolls
    Jul 16, 2019 Buzz

    ETC must bepart ofsolving e-tolls

    Following Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula’s announcement during his portfolio budget vote debate,Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) company would like, together with SANRAL, to engage with the government appointed task team to make… more
  • Is your diesel vehicle under-performing or refusing to start during the winter?
    Jul 16, 2019 Buzz

    Is your diesel vehicle under-performing or refusing to start during the winter?

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  • The New Renault DUSTER TECHROAD is set to raise the ever-tough DUSTER Model range to new heights
    Jul 16, 2019 Motoring

    The New Renault DUSTER TECHROAD is set to raise the ever-tough DUSTER Model range to new…

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  • Continental wins design complaint against Heuver Bandengroothandel B.V.
    Jul 16, 2019 Buzz

    Continental wins design complaint against Heuver Bandengroothandel B.V.

    In its ruling of December 2018, the Hamburg Regional Court confirmed that certain Aeolus-branded tires infringe an EU design patent of Continental. Continental had filed a complaint in 2016 concerning Aeolus truck tires (Aeolus ATR 33 and Neo… more
  • 2020 Autotrader South African Car of the Year jurors announced
    Jul 16, 2019 Buzz

    2020 Autotrader South African Car of the Year jurors announced

    The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) today announced the Jury and Trainee Jury members for the 2020 AutoTrader South African Car Of The Year. The criteria for Jury eligibility includes: All candidates must be members in good… more
  • Petrol up, diesel down, as oil, Rand do battle
    Jul 16, 2019 Buzz

    Petrol up, diesel down, as oil, Rand do battle

    While the Rand has won ground against the US dollar in July, international oil prices have increased, offsetting the Rand's gains. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited monthly fuel price data… more
  • Vuyiseka Nyembezi, (right) Isuzu Motors South Africa Internal Communication and PR Officer and Ali Sablay, (left) Gift of the Givers Western and Eastern Cape Project Manager help distribute food parcels to the community of Rocklands near Uitenhage. Behind them are Gift of the Givers volunteers, Trudy Nel (middle) and Lizette Ferreira.
    Jul 15, 2019 Buzz

    SA's hardest working bakkies now also working for a cause

    When Isuzu Motors South Africa says there's work to do, they mean it. The company handed over three Isuzu D-MAX bakkies to the humanitarian organisation, Gift of the Givers. Known as South Africa's hardest working bakkies, the vehicles set off… more
  • From left to right: Lucian Jantjies, National Sales Leader for Axalta in South AfricaJohannes Fischermann, Business Manager for Axalta in RSA & Sub-Sahara Africa Irene Parker, Customer Service, Sales Support, Supply Chain Leader for Axalta in South Africa Georg Tautz, Business Director for Axalta in Central Europe, Greater Turkey and Sub-Sahara Africa Hannes Kloppers, Country Business Leader for Axalta in South Africa
    Jul 15, 2019 Buzz

    Axalta Opens New State-of-the-Art Refinish Customer Training Center in Midrand

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  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Jul 15, 2019 Buzz

    Quality of workshops under scrutiny

    “There is no longer a divide between what a dealership can offer you and what an independent workshop can,” says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA). He says the scales are balancing and consumers are… more
  • Alfa Romeo Tonale concept wins Auto Express' Readers' Choice Award
    Jul 15, 2019 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo Tonale concept wins Auto Express' Readers' Choice Award

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  • South Africa's most popular SUVs
    Jul 15, 2019 Motoring

    South Africa's most popular SUVs

    The global popularity of sports utility vehicles (SUVs) has been well documented; they’ve become the darlings of automotive buyers. Last year, a whopping 29.77 million SUVs were sold, 6.8% up on 2017, placing this vehicle category in the number… more
  • National cross country competitors to triumph on the banks of the Vaal river at the SACCS Season finale
    Jul 15, 2019 Motorsport

    National cross country competitors to triumph on the banks of the Vaal river at the SACCS…

    After five tough events and more than 2 800 kilometres of gruelling cross country racing in South Africa and Botswana, the final round of the 2019 South African National Cross Country Series, (SACCS) will take competitors, crews and supporters… more
  • The Imperial Logistics' team with Jacky Chanrai (front left) at the opening of the new world-class eye hospital in Abuja, Nigeria
    Jul 15, 2019 Buzz

    Imperial Logistics helps bring eye care to the people of Nigeria

    Imperial Logistics Limited, through its Worldwide Healthcare business in Nigeria and in partnership with the esteemed Tulsi Chanrai Foundation, is honoured to be contributing to the establishment of world-class eye hospital in Abuja. The… more
  • Vuyiseka Nyembezi, Isuzu Motors South Africa Internal Communication and PR officer hands over trucks to Ali Sablay, Gift of the Givers Western and Eastern Cape Project Manager.
    Jul 15, 2019 Buzz

    Isuzu Supports Drought Relief in Makhanda

    ISUZU Motors South Africa this week delivered two water tank trucks to the disaster relief organisation, Gift of the Givers, to help with the water crisis in Makhanda (Grahamstown). Gift of the Givers Director of Strategic Planning Badr Kazi… more
  • Volkswagen opened three new Literacy Centres housed at schools in KwaNobuhle on Friday morning. Celebrating at the opening event were (from left) Shumikazi Sibhozo, principal of Vuba Primary School, Dan Mavikela, principal of Noninzi Luzipho Primary School, Superintendent General of the Eastern Cape Department of Education Themba Kojana, Volkswagen Group South Africa Chairman and Managing Director Thomas Schaefer, and Victor Jonas, principal of James Ntungwana Primary School. Photo: Sandy Coffey
    Jul 15, 2019 Buzz

    Volkswagen opens three Literacy Centres to benefit KwaNobuhle learners

    Literacy Centres opened at James Ntungwana, Vuba and Noninzi Luzipho Primary schools in KwaNobuhle Volkswagen operates five Literacy Centres to improve literacy among learners under the age of 10 Reaffirming its commitment to eradicating… more
  • African show for General Aviation sector off to a flying start at Wonderboom National Airport.
    Jul 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    African show for General Aviation sector off to a flying start at Wonderboom National…

    The launch of the inaugural African Show for General Aviation, AERO South Africa, welcomed over 4200 visitors to Wonderboom National Airport last weekend. The 3-day event was presented by Messe Frankfurt South Africa in partnership with Messe… more
  • DENSO and Toyota Agree to Establish a Joint Venture for Research and Advanced Development of Next-generation, In-vehicle Semiconductors
    Jul 12, 2019 Buzz

    DENSO and Toyota Agree to Establish a Joint Venture for Research and Advanced Development…

    Accelerating R&D to create future mobility DENSO Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation today agreed to establish a joint venture* for research and advanced development of next-generation, in-vehicle semiconductors. The two companies will… more
  • Three myths busted when it comes to saving on your short-term insurance
    Jul 12, 2019 Buzz

    Three myths busted when it comes to saving on your short-term insurance

    As July is National Savings Month, it’s a time to reflect on your budget looking at where you are spending and where you could save more. Thinking you can cut costs on your insurance, however, is a potentially common misconception. “If you… more
  • Thomsons Towing built on the back of Tata Trucks
    Jul 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Thomsons Towing built on the back of Tata Trucks

    Thomson's Towing and Panelbeaters, based in White River, Mpumalanga, owes much of its success to the hardworking Tata trucks in its growing fleet. An Automobile Association partner, the company currently operates six Tata trucks comprising Tata… more
  • It's time to take a new look at OPEL!
    Jul 12, 2019 Motoring

    It's time to take a new look at OPEL!

    Opel's Grandland X just got Grander with an Increased Warranty & Additional Specifications! Now all new Grandland X models come with an exceptional 5 Years / 150 000 km Warranty as standard, giving you true peace-of-mind motoring - from Opel!… more
  • The T-Cross - Volkswagen's most connected car
    Jul 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The T-Cross - Volkswagen's most connected car

    Volkswagen's connectivity solution will debut with the launch of the new T-Cross later this year VW Connect dataplug offers Volkswagen customers an easy retrofit car connectivity solution Pre-sales of the T-Cross open from 15 July Volkswagen's… more
  • Mr Victor Radebe, founder of the not-for-profit Mobility Centre for Africa (MCA)
    Jul 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    SA must grow next generation of data, AI scientists

    South Africa must grow the next generation of data and AI scientists in the transport sector and rewrite the rule book for future mobility. This is according to Mr Victor Radebe, founder of the not-for-profit Mobility Centre for Africa (MCA)… more
  • Alfa Romeo GP Tipo 159 Alfetta at F1 British GP
    Jul 12, 2019 Motorsport

    Alfa Romeo GP Tipo 159 Alfetta at F1 British GP

    To celebrate the victory of the first GP in the history of F1, which ran at Silverstone on May 13th, 1950, Alfa Romeo brings on the English racetrack the GP Tipo 159 "Alfetta", the evolution of the 158 that Nino Farina drove to win the first… more
  • KBK double-girder suspension cranes
    Jul 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    KBK light crane systems – flexible and affordable

    Super light, highly flexible and affordable, Demag’s KBK Light Crane Systems are easily adaptable to customers’ individual lifting requirements. Launched 50 years ago, they have been perfected over time and with their modular system can be… more
  • The real cost of car theft and accidents - It pays to mitigate your risk
    Jul 12, 2019 Buzz

    The real cost of car theft and accidents - It pays to mitigate your risk

    While insurance is an essential aspect of recovering financially from a vehicle theft or accident, there are still unexpected costs you may not have planned for, and some which you cannot attach a monetary value to. “The best advice is to… more
  • Jan Schoeman, Chief Operations Officer, RMI
    Jul 12, 2019 Buzz

    Ethical business in the motor sector – it’s a two-way street, says RMI

    “Doing the right thing even when no one is watching. This is the crux of what the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) believes ethical business best practice should be based on,” says Jan Schoeman, Chief Operations Officer, RMI. He adds,… more
  • Auto mechanic Mzwandile Optel, Filpro managing director Bonnie Magada, ECDC senior manager for enterprise development Mpumi Fundam and mechanic Sifiso Mbi.
    Jul 11, 2019 Buzz

    R2 Million product training programme for 300 Mdantsane (East London) auto mechanics…

    Automotive sector enterprise development company Filpro today kicked off a R2 million support programme aimed at growing the competitiveness of 137 informal automotive mechanics in Mdantsane outside East London. In total 300 people including… more
  • The 100% street legal Mopar configuration enhances Wrangler's capability
    Jul 11, 2019 Motoring

    The 100% street legal Mopar configuration enhances Wrangler's capability

    One of the major features at Camp Jeep will be the new Jeep Wrangler 1941 designed by Mopar. On display in the dedicated Mopar area, there will be two vehicles featuring this 100% street legal configuration - a 4-door Sahara with Ocean Blue… more
  • Inside the All-new Audi Q8: bringing technology to life
    Jul 11, 2019 Motoring

    Inside the All-new Audi Q8: bringing technology to life

    The brand-new Audi Q8, which recently arrived on South African shores, exemplifies progress and industry-leading innovation in a thrilling package, combining the elegance of a four-door luxury coupé with the versatile convenience of a large… more
  • Giving back feels good
    Jul 11, 2019 Buzz

    Giving back feels good

    "Be the change that you wish to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi. These words rang true when Haval Motor Southern Africa commenced their second leg of the 2019 Haval Outreach expedition. The first week was about the cars and the scenery that… more
  • DSM and Briggs Automotive Company announce collaboration on new Mono R supercar
    Jul 11, 2019 Motoring

    DSM and Briggs Automotive Company announce collaboration on new Mono R supercar

    Companies will together showcase potential of 3D printing for car manufacturing Geleen, The Netherlands & Liverpool, United Kingdom, 10 July 2019 - Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living today… more
  • Top industry speakers to address SAMBRA Conference
    Jul 11, 2019 Buzz

    Top industry speakers to address SAMBRA Conference

    Robert Snook, self-confessed genuine collision industry fan, global speaker, business coach, mentor and CEO of Business Success Global, will be one of the keynote speakers at the 2019 South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA)… more
  • If our salvation depends on personalities, we are in trouble
    Jul 11, 2019 Buzz

    If our salvation depends on personalities, we are in trouble

    By hanging the fate of South Africa on the shoulders of people like Cyril Ramaphosa and Busisiwe Mkhwebane, we are setting ourselves up for failure. Only reinvigorated institutions that do not depend on the whims of political personalities can… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 09 July 2019
    Jul 11, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 09 July 2019

    MasterTips: Distraction – comes down to culture Distraction is a complex issue which is often underestimated. It often relates to tasks drivers have done hundreds, if not thousands of times previously, without incident. Then, a degree of… more
  • Tour de France 2019 - Rejoice in a Century of the Legendary Yellow Jersey
    Jul 11, 2019 Buzz

    Tour de France 2019 - Rejoice in a Century of the Legendary Yellow Jersey

    Continental is a main partner of Tour de France which takes place from 6 to 28 July 176 riders representing 22 teams will cover a race distance of 3 460 km for the 106th edition All official vehicles of the Tour are equipped with Continental's… more
  • avide Grasso Chief Operating Officer of Maserati
    Jul 11, 2019 Buzz

    FCA Names Davide Grasso Chief Operating Officer of Maserati; Harald Wester Appointed…

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (“FCA”) (NYSE: FCAU/MTA: FCA) announced two moves in its leadership team. Davide Grasso, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NIKE’s Converse, joins FCA and is named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Maserati.… more
  • Volkswagen employees join hands to make a difference
    Jul 11, 2019 Buzz

    Volkswagen employees join hands to make a difference

    More than 200 employees participated in the annual Show of Hands event Skills development centre in Gelvandale renovated and 20 000 meals packed More than 200 Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) employees and their loved ones joined hands this… more
  • Groupe Renault, its group works council and industriall global union sign a global agreement on quality of work life
    Jul 11, 2019 Buzz

    Groupe Renault, its group works council and industriall global union sign a global…

    Aware of the evolution of the world of work, from an economic, technological and social point of view, Groupe Renault today signed a new global agreement "Building the world of work together within Groupe Renault”. Mr. Thierry Bolloré, Chief… more
  • •	Unathi Njokweni-Magida - Head of Transformation & Engagement - Engen Petroleum
    Jul 09, 2019 Buzz

    ENGEN Pitch & Polish celebrates ten years

    An oft-cited statistic in the world of business is that 96% of small businesses will fail within the first ten years of starting up. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the ENGEN Pitch & Polish workshop and competition programme is… more
  • Quality of truck maintenance key to road safety
    Jul 09, 2019 Buzz

    Quality of truck maintenance key to road safety

    The wear and tear of trucks on our roads is an expensive reality, but the maintenance of trucks is crucial as it has a direct impact on road safety, says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud… more
  • Driving the evolution of logistics at the click of a mouse
    Jul 09, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Driving the evolution of logistics at the click of a mouse

    Today’s companies require a logistics solution that combines an integration of core services to provide a seamless and swift movement of products from origin to destination. Technology is being used more extensively now than ever before to… more
  • Two South Africans on international crane support team
    Jul 08, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Two South Africans on international crane support team

    Konecranes South Africa now has two members on an elite team, Marius Naude (Global Technical Support Specialist) and Niekie Erasmus (Senior Service Technician). “Being part of the Global Technical Support group is an honour and an achievement,… more
  • Jeep Brand features prominently in this year's OFF ROAD Magazine Awards
    Jul 08, 2019 Buzz

    Jeep Brand features prominently in this year's OFF ROAD Magazine Awards

    Three Jeep® models take top prizes in the 2019 edition of the 4x4 specialist OFF ROAD magazine Readers' Choice Awards. Jeep Wrangler triumphs in the "Off-Road" category for the sixth consecutive year. Jeep Renegade is named best "Sub-Compact… more
  • Digitalise manufacturing with PivotWare from Desoutter Industrial Tools
    Jul 08, 2019 Buzz

    Digitalise manufacturing with PivotWare from Desoutter Industrial Tools

    PivotWare from global tightening specialist, Desoutter Industrial Tools, is a holistic process control and work guidance platform that represents a key step in digitalising manufacturing processes and synchronizing with Industry 4.0. A perfect… more
  • ADAC GT Masters: New driver duo Tregurtha / Paul celebrates premiere at Red Bull Ring
    Jul 08, 2019 Motorsport

    ADAC GT Masters: New driver duo Tregurtha / Paul celebrates premiere at Red Bull Ring

    The ADAC GT Masters race at the beginning of June at the Red Bull Ring in Styria, Austria was something very special for T3 Motorsport: For the first time the Briton William Tregurtha competed together with Maximilian Paul. In the first race… more
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has invested R4 million in support of Funda Wande, a non-profit organisation training educators to teach primary school learners to read. At the official handover, Funda Wande project director Nic Spaull (left) received the cheque from VWSA Chairman and Managing Director Thomas Schaefer and VWSA Community Trust manager Vernon Naidoo. Photo: Alicia Essop
    Jul 08, 2019 Buzz

    VWSA supports programme to improve literacy for primary school learners

    VWSA invested R4 million to support training of educators through Funda Wande Funding will also be used to develop pilot project and tertiary course As part of its goal to promote literacy among learners under the age of 10 years, Volkswagen… more
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  • Which will prevail - hybrid, electric or gas cars?
    Jul 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Which will prevail - hybrid, electric or gas cars?

    Three lower-carbon technologies and a host of also-rans are competing to replace internal combustion engine vehicles. Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), takes a look at their advantages and disadvantages. There… more
  • Applications open for 9 non-executive members to serve on the SAICA Board
    Jul 05, 2019 Buzz

    Applications open for 9 non-executive members to serve on the SAICA Board

    In July 2018 the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Board announced the establishment of a Governance Review Task Team (GRTT) led by Roy Andersen CA(SA). The GRTT mandate included the review of SAICA’s governance… more
  • New exhibition for packaging for the Russian market
    Jul 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Deutsche Messe to launch TRANSPACK in September 2020

    New event in Moscow for transport packaging, packaging machinery and automation Deutsche Messe announced today the premiere of TRANSPACK, an international exhibition for transport packaging, packaging machinery and automation, from 22 to 24 of… more
  • Contract signed: BMW Group and Daimler AG launch long-term development cooperation for automated driving
    Jul 05, 2019 Buzz

    Contract signed: BMW Group and Daimler AG launch long-term development cooperation for…

    Initial goal: to develop technologies for driver assistance systems, highly automated driving on highways, and automated parking (all up to SAE Level 4) Market launch in series vehicles scheduled for 2024 Partners will implement technologies… more
  • Industry 4.0: The Renault Group awarded by the World Economic Forum
    Jul 05, 2019 Buzz

    Industry 4.0: The Renault Group awarded by the World Economic Forum

    The World Economic Forum reward the Renault plant in Cléon (Seine-Maritime, France) as an “advanced lighthouse” for Industry 4.0, gratifying the Groupe Renault's commitment to a human, digital and connected industry of the future. On July 3, at… more
  • African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - Book these business boosting activities now
  • Six Tips to Make Your Weekend SUV Getaway Extraordinary
    Jul 05, 2019 Motoring

    Six Tips to Make Your Weekend SUV Getaway Extraordinary

    Taking a much-needed mid-year break is an ideal way to clear your mind and create extraordinary memories with your loved ones Ford shares tips and tricks on how to make the best out of your roadtrip using your SUV With the right vehicle you can… more
  • Classic Automotive Art-on-Leather creations, carved and painted
    Jul 05, 2019 Buzz

    Classic Automotive Art-on-Leather creations, carved and painted

    Alan Dent - artist extraordinaire with his innovative special talent of carving his art into leather has added a full range of automotive subjects to his artistic offerings including Family cars, Race cars, Off-road, Super cars, Classics and… more
  • When you’re thinking of investing your savings into a new business venture: Beware these 6 pitfalls
    Jul 05, 2019 Buzz

    When you’re thinking of investing your savings into a new business venture: Beware these…

    You may have landed an unexpected windfall through an inheritance or even a lucky lotto ticket or maybe, you are simply a good saver and now have a sizeable nest egg. The money is burning a hole in your pocket as you struggle to make the best… more
  • Goodyear offered tyres for every major aviation segment and highlighted its innovation at Paris Air Show
    Jul 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Goodyear offered tyres for every major aviation segment and highlighted its innovation at…

    At the recently held 53rd Paris Air Show - the rendezvous of the aviation industry - Goodyear's latest advanced technology & mobility solution concept came under the spotlight: its ultra-lightweight Flight Radial tyre and AERO concept tyre, a… more
  • Happy Birthday Fiat 500
    Jul 05, 2019 Buzz

    Happy Birthday Fiat 500

    Yesterday evening, the celebrations for the iconic Fiat 500's 62nd birthday began. This year, the first to wish the Fiat brand icon Happy Birthday were the Mirafiori employees and 500 owners who, with their hero, on the roof of the Lingotto, in… more
  • Audi launches virtual reality-enabled car-buying experience
    Jul 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Audi launches virtual reality-enabled car-buying experience

    First introduction of "Audi VR experience" as part of the Audi sales engagement Audi customer private lounge officially presented at Audi Centre Centurion VR headset lets customers explore their digitally configured Audi in great detail In a… more
  • 7 tips that’ll keep your battery powered up
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    7 tips that’ll keep your battery powered up

    Have you ever experienced the crushing disappointment and frustration of putting the key into your car’s ignition, turning it and hearing nothing but the ominous silence that signifies the battery is no longer functioning? What’s more, this… more
  • Bridgestone Group’s Sustainability Report Details Environmental Success and Reports on Strengthened Sustainable Procurement Practices, Including Human Rights Protection
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    Bridgestone Group’s Sustainability Report Details Environmental Success and Reports on…

    Today (2 July 2019) the Bridgestone Group published its Sustainability Report 2018-2019 highlighting strong progress toward its global commitment to help achieve a more sustainable society. Two years ahead of schedule, the Group exceeded its… more
  • TLT-Turbo Africa Announces Certification Upgrade to ISO 9001:2015
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    TLT-Turbo Africa Announces Certification Upgrade to ISO 9001:2015

    Ventilation solution specialist firm, TLT-Turbo Africa, announces that their ISO certification has been upgraded to ISO 9001:2015. International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 is the most updated standard of its kind and is… more
  • Haval Outreach Expedition 2019
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    Haval Outreach Expedition 2019

    Haval explores "The place of the Rising Sun" No, the Chinese SUV giant didn't make a trip to Japan; "The place of the Rising Sun" is the name of one of South Africa's most beautiful provinces, Mpumalanga, the setting for the 2019 Haval Outreach… more
  • Nominations open for Gumtree Woman in Autos!
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    Nominations open for Gumtree Woman in Autos!

    Gumtree Women in Autos creates a platform to engage and celebrate women in the automotive industry. We need your help finding the women that deserve recognition in our industry. If you have a peer, colleague, friend or idol in the motoring… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 02 July 2019
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 02 July 2019

    MasterTips: Urban survival skills Last month one man was seriously injured and another was killed following hijacking incidents. Carjacking is a major concern in SA, often with tragic consequences. How can we keep ourselves safe should we face… more
  • Start of production for three new BMW 8 Series models
    Jul 04, 2019 Motoring

    Start of production for three new BMW 8 Series models

    New BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé and new BMW M8 Competition Coupé and Convertible roll off the line at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing Today, no fewer than three new models from the BMW 8 Series family will all go into production at BMW Group Plant… more
  • No Code of Conduct but Guidelines instead – what this means for the motor industry
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    No Code of Conduct but Guidelines instead – what this means for the motor industry

    The Competition Commission has communicated to all stakeholders in the automotive industry advising that the implementation of a single industry-wide Code of Conduct (Çode) is not feasible. Instead, the Commission intends converting the… more
  • Mark Dommisse, Chairperson of the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA)
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    NADA pleads to the South African Reserve Bank to consider lowering interest rates as new…

    Overall Dealer sales channel for June 2019 – 36,922 new vehicles (passenger and commercial vehicles) were sold on dealer floors in June 2019 (2018: 38,292 showing a -3.6% reduction in sales on dealer floors compared to the same month last year)… more
  • Used Tyres SA and St Stithians Join Forces to Do Good For Mandela Day
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    Used Tyres SA and St Stithians Join Forces to Do Good For Mandela Day

    Used Tyres SA has donated 50 tyres for learners at St Stithians Boys’ College in Sandton to use to create chairs for children at a Johannesburg inner-city school. This as part of the school’s Mandela Day Project. “This year, we learned from one… more
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  • Gearing up for Southern Africa's inaugural general aviation showcase
    Jul 04, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Gearing up for Southern Africa's inaugural general aviation showcase

    AERO South Africa will open its doors at Wonderboom National Airport in Pretoria for the first-time later this week. This FREE-to-attend exhibition will feature workshops by over 10 industry experts, demo flights from major local and… more
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  • Opinion Piece: Municipalities: Vigilant Communities Essential
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    Opinion Piece: Municipalities: Vigilant Communities Essential

    The Auditor General has painted a grim picture of financial mismanagement in the country’s 257 municipalities, saying accountability continued to deteriorate while irregular expenditure remained high. State capture has had, and is still having,… more
  • Naamsa comment on the June 2019 New Vehicle Sales Statistics
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    Naamsa comment on the June 2019 New Vehicle Sales Statistics

    The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa [NAAMSA] said that the new vehicle sales declining trend continued into June, 2019 although lower passenger car sales had been offset by growth in some of the commercial… more
  • Johnson B Sibiya won a new Polo which he gifted to his excited granddaughter Sinezelwe Sine Sibiya who can be seen here kissing her new car
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    Ulundi Grandad wins a 1.4 Polo Vivo for his granddaughter

    Congratulations to Johnson B Sibiya, the first of four lucky winners in Engen’s “Ditch the cold and catch the cool competition”. Johnson gifted his new car to his granddaughter, Sinezelwe Sine Sibiya. The brand-new Polo Vivo was handed over at… more
  • ZF Intelligently Designs New Generation 8-speed Automatic Transmission for Hybrid Drives
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    ZF Intelligently Designs New Generation 8-speed Automatic Transmission for Hybrid Drives

    New modular construction system allows for both 48-volt mild hybrids and plug-in hybrids with electric power of up to 160 kilowatts Integrated power electronics simplify flexible production All components and control software have been… more
  • C.D. Hylton High School (photo credit: Chris Cervenka Photography)
    Jul 03, 2019 Buzz

    SEMA prepares five custom student Jeep builds for auction

    Proceeds to support SEMA’s High School Vehicle Build Program and fund future student projects Vehicles to be available through program partner Bring a Trailer Auction Site during “SEMA Week of Customs” beginning July 15 SEMA is preparing for… more