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  • Abarth wins the Auto Bild
    Mar 22, 2019 Motoring

    Abarth wins the Auto Bild "Best Brands"…

    Abarth prevails in the "Design" category for the first time. Abarth 595 and Abarth 695 heads the "Design" ranking in the "Mini Cars" class. Abarth 124 spider wins the "Convertibles up to 50,000 Euro" category. As in 2018, Abarth is among the winners… more
  • Maanda Tshifularo, Head of Dialdirect
    Mar 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Dialdirect voted as product of the year

    Dialdirect was recently voted Product of the Year in the largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. 4000 South African households gave the insurer the nod for inspiring South Africans to drive right through its smartphone App. “We are… more
  • World first: Groupe Renault starts piloting vehicle-to-grid charging in electric vehicles on a large scale
    Mar 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    World first: Groupe Renault starts piloting…

    Groupe Renault, the European leader in electric vehicles, is beginning the first large-scale pilot schemes in alternating-current, vehicle-to-grid charging in electric vehicles. Technology using an onboard reversible charger can greatly reduce the… more
  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 12
    Mar 22, 2019 Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 12

    SEMA Industry Indicators: Economic Outlook Remains Mixed Amid Uncertainty Where is the U.S. economy heading? The answer to that question remains difficult and unclear. In February, gains were a feeble 20,000 new jobs, after averaging 226,000 new… more
  • First prototype carbon fibre chassis delivered from new £50m McLaren Automotive innovation and manufacturing centre
    Mar 22, 2019 Motoring

    First prototype carbon fibre chassis…

    First prototype MonoCell produced in new £50m innovation centre McLaren Composites Technology Centre in Sheffield region opened last year The first prototype carbon fibre MonoCell, the tub that forms the main structure of McLaren’s car produced by… more
  • Richard Berner(left) and Greame Futter, Gabriel marketing executive next to the Tigra Space Frame 13B Rotary Turbo Saloon Sponsored by Gabriel Shock Absorbers
    Mar 22, 2019 Motorsport

    Gabriel Shock Absorbers announces Super…

    Gabriel shock absorbers has announced sponsorship of Richard Berner, driver of the Tigra Space Frame 13B Rotary Turbo vehicle who will participate in the 2019 Inland Championship, Clubmans Super Saloon competition. The 450 horse power saloon car… more
  • In March 2019, Rhenus acquired the South-African based freight forwarding and logistics specialist World Net Logistics. Picture source: Rhenus SE & Co. KG.
    Mar 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Rhenus establishes its own network in South…

    The Rhenus Group took over the South African freight forwarding and logistics specialist, World Net Logistics (WNL), which has its headquarters in Johannesburg, in March 2019. In addition to having a dense network of business sites in South Africa,… more
  • ZF Technical Training Kicks Off 2019 Schedule
    Mar 22, 2019 Buzz

    ZF Technical Training Kicks Off 2019…

    Technical training courses translate ZF’s OE automotive knowledge into a hands-on learning opportunity Technicians can learn from ASE-certified ZF trainers in small classes of up to 25 people ZF Technical Training has announced the 2019 schedule for… more
  • The Bobcat B730 delivers the power that customers need for the most demanding agricultural applications.
    Mar 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Full line-up of tough Bobcat agricultural…

    20 March 2019: From fencing to trenching and excavating to loading and cleaning, and even grapples for bales, Bobcat Equipment South Africa will have a full line-up of equipment ideal for the agricultural industry on display at Grain SA’s NAMPO… more
  • Nonkqubela Maliza, Director: Corporate and Government Affairs at Volkswagen Group South Africa, Oscar Mabuyane, MEC for Finance, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Affairs in Eastern Cape, Sally Marengo, owner of KPL Die Casting and Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa.
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    Volkswagen Group South Africa commits its…

    R70.9 million committed to support black-owned companies Four companies funded - two are already VWSA suppliers Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has committed to continue supporting and developing black owned suppliers through the Volkswagen… more
  • Miraculous discounts and special offers coming buyers' way via Night of Miracles dealer event
    Mar 21, 2019 Motoring

    Miraculous discounts and special offers…

    FCA South Africa dealerships across the country will be hosting a Night of Miracles sales marathon event for the first time in South Africa. Join us in this unique event to see for yourself if miracles are only a thing of the past, or if they are… more
  • Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019 opens with more opportunities for knowledge transfer, networking and entertainment
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019 opens with…

    Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019 opens for its 11th edition in Malaysia. This leading automotive trade fair in the ASEAN region takes place from today until 23 March. Participants from around the world, including a number of new supporters, are set… more
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Simplifies Tyre Size Searches for Customers
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Simplifies Tyre Size…

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre is giving customers another good reason to remain loyal to the country's most award-winning and trusted wheel and tyre company. The company has announced the introduction of a new fast and simple online search functionality that… more
  • The Port of Durban, with the port’s container precinct in the foreground and the Island View Precinct in the background.
    Mar 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Port of Durban Records Growing Cargo Volumes

    The Port of Durban has noted growth in volumes in the container, liquid bulk and dry bulk sectors in 2018, according to recent data released by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA). Container volumes in the Port of Durban ended 9.5% higher for… more
  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Mar 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    How future car ownership will change

    Car sharing is a widely expected phenomenon of the near future. But like much of Industry 4.0 (or the Fourth Industrial Revolution) it is, for the moment, more a buzzword than reality. Most people who share cars through Uber or Taxify in reality… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 19 March 2019
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 19 March 2019

    MasterTips: Using technology to beat traffic As the country battles with stage four loadshedding again, drivers face major traffic delays on their commutes to and from work. There may, however, be ways to reduce the frustration until electricity… more
  • Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo 2019: special product zones and new launches ready for show opening
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo 2019:…

    Auto Maintenance & Repair Expo (AMR) will raise its curtain on 21 March 2019 in Beijing’s New China International Exhibition Centre. In this edition of Asia’s leading repair and maintenance industry event, attendees can explore the latest products,… more
  • Deregulating the economy: A matter of urgency
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    Deregulating the economy: A matter of urgency

    Small business is widely acknowledged as the engine of economic growth in both developing and developed economies. The South African government also recognises this. President Ramaphosa said during the 2019 SONA (state of the nation address): “Given… more
  • AFRICA ECO RACE - 12th edition - be part of the adventure #AER2020 - 5th to 19th of January 2020
    Mar 21, 2019 Motorsport

    AFRICA ECO RACE - 12th edition - be part of…

    Following the emotion and champagne of last 13th of January on the shores of the mythical Lac Rose, all competitors already had their minds on the next edition. The team of the only African marathon cross-country rally has therefore gotten back to… more
  • Acclaimed earthmoving equipment provider chooses MiX Telematics to help keep drivers safe
    Mar 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Acclaimed earthmoving equipment provider…

    MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, today announced that it will be providing a renowned earthmoving equipment provider with a telematics solution to help improve the efficiency of their vehicles… more
  • The NSK load detection device can wirelessly transmit the cargo weight to an on-board system or mobile phone
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    NSK develops world’s first hydraulic load…

    In a world-first, NSK has developed a load detection device that prevents the overloading of commercial vehicles and improves safety. Offering easy fitment to the suspension of vans, light trucks and other commercial vehicles, the device enables… more
  • President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, presenting the award for exemplary tax compliance for 2018 to Martin Mbugua, finance director of Imperial Managed Solutions for East Africa
    Mar 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Accolades recognise Imperial Logistics’…

    The London Stock Exchange Group has recognised Imperial Logistics’ healthcare business in Nigeria, Worldwide Healthcare, as one of the “Companies to Inspire Africa” for 2019. This is one of several accolades recently bestowed on Imperial Logistics’… more
  • Aarto Bill in its current form is flawed
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    Aarto Bill in its current form is flawed

    Association says Amendment Bill is geared towards revenue collection and not road safety “In principle the AA is in favour of a demerit system for drivers, it is something we have always backed and supported even as far back as the 1960s when such a… more
  • Volvo Cars to impose 180 kph speed limit on all cars to highlight dangers of speeding
    Mar 20, 2019 Buzz

    Volvo Cars to impose 180 kph speed limit on…

    Volvo Cars, as a worldwide leader in safety, is sending a strong signal about the dangers of speeding and will limit the top speed on all its cars to 180 kph from 2020. The company’s vision, which aims for no one to be killed or seriously injured in… more
  • Strong focus on innovation, skills development and
    Mar 20, 2019 Buzz

    Strong focus on innovation, skills…

    There will be three major focus areas at this year's Automechanika Johannesburg. The trade fair for the automotive aftermarket takes place at Expo Centre, Nasrec, from 18-21 September 2019. Each of the first three days is being dedicated to a… more
  • Fuel levy not a silver bullet for SA’s road funding challenges
    Mar 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Fuel levy not a silver bullet for SA’s road…

    The fuel levy is a diminishing source of income for government due to technological advancements, and there are numerous concerns over how money currently derived from the levy is allocated and used. This emerged during the third Transport Forum… more
  • Android OS Disrupts the Automotive OS Market with its Superior Upgradability and Over-the-air Support
    Mar 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Android OS Disrupts the Automotive OS Market…

    Partnerships among software developers and automotive OEMs expand application opportunities, finds Frost & Sullivan Google's Android automotive OS and Linux are likely to challenge the incumbent QNX, with major original equipment manufacturers… more
  • The Role of Manufacturing in Africa
    Mar 20, 2019 Buzz

    The Role of Manufacturing in Africa

    Manufacturing plays a prominent role in Africa’s economic development made evident by how industrial growth positively affects the overall GDP and productivity of the nation. Manufacturing activities promote development in that they boost the value… more
  • Ford Integrates Waze to Enable Hands-Free Navigation for SA Motorists
    Mar 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Integrates Waze to Enable Hands-Free…

    Waze, the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app now available for SYNC 3 in South Africa Available through Ford SYNC® 3 AppLink®, Waze users can simply plug their compatible phone into a SYNC 3-equipped vehicle and project the… more
  • 4 Tips on Buying a Car That Is Less Likely to Be Stolen
    Mar 20, 2019 Buzz

    4 Tips on Buying a Car That Is Less Likely…

    No one buys a car just to be stolen, and yet many people inadvertently do. Choice of vehicle is one of the factors car insurers consider when adjusting premiums because some automobiles are more attractive to criminals than others. Car thieves like… more
  • Tech leaders pave way for the convergence of IT & OT at Future Factory India Confex 2019
    Mar 20, 2019 Buzz

    Tech leaders pave way for the convergence of…

    Tech experts from Tata Communications, Bosch, Infor, Microsoft, Unlimit (A Reliance Group Company) and Software Technology Parks of India converged at the Future Factory India Confex 2019 in Mumbai to discuss the convergence of IT & OT and the many… more
  • Haval and GWM Owners weekend 15 to 17 March 2019 - Cape Town Western Cape
    Mar 20, 2019 Motoring

    Haval and GWM Owners weekend 15 to 17 March…

    "Haval is not just another Brand, we are very customer orientated, as we truly understand that without happy customers, we simply don't have a business." This was the opening line to the welcome message from National Sales Manager, Tyrone Alberts… more
  • New McLaren 720S GT3 takes victory in MElbourne on customer debut
    Mar 20, 2019 Motorsport

    New McLaren 720S GT3 takes victory in…

    Customer team 59Racing secures historic first-ever pole positon and race win for the McLaren 720S GT3 Victory at Melbourne’s Albert Park for the track-only Super Series model on competitive customer debut Race wins and further podium finishes for… more
  • Jeff Osborne is Head of Key Accounts: Gumtree SA
    Mar 20, 2019 Motoring

    How to get a great SUV for less than R250K

    The SUV market has been biggest in the automotive world since 2015. In South Africa in 2018 there were a staggering 88 different models on the local market classified by NAAMSA as SUVs. The range here now stretches from compact entry level to super… more
  • The all-new Renault Clio wins the award of the best production car at the RTL – Auto Plus – Turbo Grand Prix
    Mar 20, 2019 Motoring

    The all-new Renault Clio wins the award of…

    While it has just been presented at the Geneva Motor Show, the All-new Clio won its first award! The general public elected it as the best Production Car of the 2019 Geneva Motor Show at the Auto Plus / RTL / Turbo Grand Prix. A great reward for the… more
  • The rise of autonomous vehicles and why ethics matter
    Mar 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The rise of autonomous vehicles and why…

    By Rudeon Snell, Leonardo Lead at SAP Africa There is little doubt that autonomous vehicles, more commonly known as self-driving cars, are set to be transformational. The market alone is set to reach roughly $42-billion by 2025 with a compound… more
  • The SA SME Fund invests R100m to anchor Spartan SME Finance’s new R600m Debt Fund
    Mar 19, 2019 Buzz

    The SA SME Fund invests R100m to anchor…

    South African small business financier, Spartan SME Finance, has secured a R100-million investment from The SA SME Fund to anchor its R600-million debt financing fund. The funding will be immediately available to Spartan SME Finance to boost its… more
  • Arguments regarding safety and parts are disingenuous, says Right to Repair
    Mar 19, 2019 Buzz

    Arguments regarding safety and parts are…

    Right to repair codes of conduct currently being finalised by the Competition Commission were always bound to provoke opposition from vested interests, citing issues varying from safety concerns to job losses. The view of Right to Repair South… more
  • Ford Ranger Claims Top Honours at Car Magazine's Annual Top 12 Best Buys Awards
    Mar 19, 2019 Motoring

    Ford Ranger Claims Top Honours at Car…

    Eighth win in a row for Ford Ranger in Car Magazine's Top 12 Best Buys Awards for 2019 Ranger remains top-selling double cab bakkie in SA, with imminent launch of even more accomplished New Ranger Ford Everest, EcoSport and Fiesta named runners-up… more
  • SKF Product Information - SKF Extended Chassis Offer Polo 6R1/C1 and Polo 9N
    Mar 19, 2019 Buzz

    SKF Product Information - SKF Extended…

    SKF now have availability on the following VW Polo 6R1/C1 and 9N parts: VKDS 311003 - Ball joint front left VKDS 311004 - Ball joint front right VKDS 341000 - Stabeliser (6R1/C1) VKDS 321003 - Track control arm right (Includes bushes) VKDS 321002 -… more
  • Mpumalanga 400 delivers favourable results for title defending teams
    Mar 18, 2019 Motorsport

    Mpumalanga 400 delivers favourable results…

    The 2019 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) started on a high note for all the teams who managed to finish the Mpumalanga 400, the opening round that took place at Dullstroom this weekend. Competitors not only scored their first points of… more
  • Top Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa dealers recognised for excellence
    Mar 18, 2019 Buzz

    Top Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa…

    Awards recognise exceptional performance, great brand ambassadors and outstanding customer service Cargo Motors Bedfordview takes top honours as Overall Aftersales Dealer of the Year 2018 Ronnie's Motors East London scooped the Most Improved… more
  • On World Sleep Day, Ford ‘Sleep Suit’ Delivers a Wake-Up Call on the Dangers of Driving While Drowsy
    Mar 18, 2019 Buzz

    On World Sleep Day, Ford ‘Sleep Suit’…

    On World Sleep Day (Friday, March 15) Ford ihighlighted the dangers of driving when tired – a major factor in up to 1 in 5 road accidents – with the help of a special “Sleep Suit” Research compares impairment from drowsy driving to that experienced… more
  • Isuzu Supports Drought Relief in Makhanda
    Mar 18, 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 said… more
  • Renault and Renault Duster in the spotlight at CAR Top 12 Best Buys 2019
    Mar 18, 2019 Motoring

    Renault and Renault Duster in the spotlight…

    Well-renowned Car Magazine hosted their prestigious annual Top 12 Best Buys Awards on 12th March in Gauteng. These awards serve as a definitive guide for purchasing of new vehicles for consumers in the market. There are 12 Categories put forward… more
  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 11
    Mar 18, 2019 Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 11 - SEMA…

    Join SEMA for the bi-annual SEMA Australia Regional Business Development Conference, May 9–13, in Melbourne. Meet with pre-vetted trade buyers in this market identified as the second most important global export market for U.S.-based SEMA-member… more
  • Fisker Inc. Reveals Stunning All-Electric SUV Design, Priced Below $40,000
    Mar 18, 2019 Buzz

    Fisker Inc. Reveals Stunning All-Electric…

    Dramatically sculpted vehicle is set to #ReinventTheSUV with a futuristic, elegant muscular look – to be launched in the second half of 2021 Emotion-stirring design is combined with a technologically advanced, intuitive user experience and a target… more
  • AutoTrader SA Car of the Year judge, Sean Nurse, inspects the line-up of cars to test. Credit: SAGMJ
    Mar 18, 2019 Motoring

    No clear winner after AutoTrader SA Car of…

    The evaluation days for the 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition have been concluded, and the competition process is now one step closer to revealing which vehicle will win South Africa’s most sought-after automotive… more
  • Quality Bosch Parts Made in South Africa
    Mar 18, 2019 Buzz

    Quality Bosch Parts Made in South Africa

    Local content partner for South African Automotive Manufacturers. “Made in South Africa” proudly produced products at the Bosch Brits facility which occupies some 77,915m2 consists of two manufacturing plants and a training facility, holding the ISO… more
  • Rand, Oil Squeeze Fuel Price
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Rand, Oil Squeeze Fuel Price

    Fresh off substantial fuel price hikes in March, South Africans should brace themselves for further increases in April. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the… more
  • Audi A4 is a 2019 Best Buy According to CAR Magazine
    Mar 15, 2019 Motoring

    Audi A4 is a 2019 Best Buy According to CAR…

    CAR Magazine recognised their Best Buys for 2019 at their annual Top 12 Awards this week. The awards recognise the best vehicles in their respective categories as voted by the motoring journalists who form part of the CAR magazine team. A firm… more
  • Bryden Morton, B.Com (Hons) Economics, Executive Director & Chris Blair, B.Sc Chem. Eng., MBA – Leadership & Sustainability, CEO
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Comparing Private and SOE Pay Practices

    Remuneration practices have far reaching consequences, not only for individuals and companies but for the economy as a whole. The bulging public sector wage bill was mentioned on numerous occasions within the 2019 South African budget speech and has… more
  • Important reminder: Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training Report deadline looming – 30 APRIL 2019
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Important reminder: Workplace Skills Plan…

    Dear NEASA employer According to the Skills Development Act 97/1998 and the National Skills Development Levies Act 9/1999, all employers whose annual payroll is above R 500 000.00 are compelled to, by no later than 30 April 2019, submit: a workplace… more
  • Automatic for more people: Motulevo launches in South Africa
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Automatic for more people: Motulevo launches…

    Automatic cars have always been a popular option in South Africa, with an estimated 10.2 million such vehicles on the country’s roads in 2016. One major drawback of choosing an automatic over a car with manual transmission has been the lack of… more
  • Zimbabwe land lessons for SA
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Zimbabwe land lessons for SA

    American sportsman Yogi Berra was known for his quirky turns of phrase. One of his most famous was, "It's like déjà vu all over again." When it comes to land expropriation in South Africa, you can’t help but think, it’s déjà vu all over again. How… more
  • Premier Interschool Rugby in Action - Grey High vs Selborne College
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Supa Quick becomes title sponsor of Premier…

    Supa Quick has announced a two-year sponsorship of the Premier Interschools Rugby Series, which showcases the 12 highest profile school rugby matches each year. Since 2013, Premier Interschools has brought some of the most traditional and highest… more
  • Global research shows that flexible working is now a deal breaker in the war for talent
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Global research shows that flexible working…

    New research shows that 83% of workers around the world would turn down a job that didn’t offer flexible working Over half (54%) of respondents say that having a choice of work location is more important to them than working for a prestigious… more
  • The Automotive Industry Development Centre [AIDC] received two awards for their outstanding training programmes at the Haggai Education and Training Skills Development Summit’s Achiever Awards ceremony, which took place at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Tshwane yesterday. Pictured above (left to right) from the AIDC is Nerulal Ramdharie (CFO); Niki Nkuna (Project Manager: Stakeholder Relations); William Mogale (Departmental Manager: Skills Development and Training); Tebogo Thobane (Departmental Administrator: Skills Development and Training); Bethuel Bodigelo (Trade Test Assessor); Christina Romorola (Project Manager: Skills Development and Training).
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Achiever Awards: Celebrating the absolute…

    The Achiever Awards recognises excellence in skills development and encourages companies across South Africa to implement training that improves productivity and changes lives. The winning skills training programmes were selected based on their… more
  • New B-BBEE incentive drives SA youth employment
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    New B-BBEE incentive drives SA youth…

    New dti B-BBEE codes are driving business to create jobs for young people in automotive, banking, healthcare and other sectors across SA. Nearly 400 companies are already taking advantage of the new benefit aimed at prioritising youth employment on… more
  • High-end manufacturers from Spain are waiting for you in Automechanika Istanbul!
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    High-end manufacturers from Spain are…

    Nowadays fairs are one of the most frequently adopted methods to enter new markets and expand trade volume. With 800-year experience, Messe Frankfurt is today one of the global leaders in the fair industry. Our portfolio of over 100 fairs in around… more
  • Groupe Renault announces the new composition of the Executive Committee
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Groupe Renault announces the new composition…

    In order to respond to the sweeping changes taking place in the automobile industry, accelerate the company’s transformation to better meet customer expectations and improve the efficiency and profitability of operations, Thierry Bolloré, CEO of… more
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Look after your car’s brain

    When an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) – also known as the ‘computer’ – of a vehicle needs to be repaired or replaced, motorists are often confronted with a hefty repair bill. This makes sense as an ECU is a very powerful control system capable of… more
  • At the Geneva Motor Show it’s all about the concept
    Mar 15, 2019 Motoring

    At the Geneva Motor Show it’s all about the…

    The 2019 Geneva Motor Show has only just kicked off but it's already being praised for having the best concept cars on show to date. Predictably there’s been a strong emphasis on Electric and Smart vehicles, with Volkswagen, Volvo, Fiat and Audi all… more
  • What Does Industry 4.0 Mean For African Manufacturers?
    Mar 14, 2019 Buzz

    What Does Industry 4.0 Mean For African…

    Known as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, the term Industry 4.0 is an embodiment of innovative technologies that are spearheading the computerisation of manufacturing. This revolutionary digitisation has already taken European industries by… more
  • Metair delivers record performance in difficult environment
    Mar 14, 2019 Buzz

    Metair delivers record performance in…

    Revenue up 8% to R10.28 billion Operating profit 19% higher at R1.00 billion HEPS increased 16% to 327 cents Dividend per share of 100 cents declared, up 25% Continued strong performance from both the Energy Storage and Automotive Component… more
  • Shedding Weight on Refrigerated Trailers
    Mar 14, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Shedding Weight on Refrigerated Trailers

    With the focus heavily on reducing trailer tare weight, Serco recently completed the manufacture of its first two Protec reefer semi-trailers using aluminium facings in place of steel. The result is vehicles with the advantage of injected foam panel… more
  • TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC 5W-30: An Innovative New Lubricant Especially Formulated for PSA Car Engines
    Mar 14, 2019 Buzz

    TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC 5W-30: An Innovative…

    Total Lubrifiants, a partner of PSA for more than 50 years, is launching TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC* 5W-30, specifically designed to protect and strengthen the engines of the French automaker’s vehicles in extreme conditions. Helping PSA Overcome… more
  • Juan van Boom walked away with the Cape Kustoms build of the 1970s MGB BT at the Cape Town Motor Show on Sunday. From left Garth Rhoda, Cape Town Motor Show, Grant Cloete from Cape Kustoms, and winner Juan van Boom. Photo credit: Maryann Shaw
    Mar 14, 2019 Buzz

    Cape Town Motor Show celebrates 2019 success

    The Cape Town Motor Show (CTMS) is celebrating its 2019 successes, having hosted over 24 000 petrol heads and families at GrandWest on 2 and 3 March. CTMS Marketing Director Garth Rhoda says the team is fielding calls from a number of vehicle… more
  • The Renault DUSTER 4x4 completes the All-New DUSTER range
    Mar 14, 2019 Motoring

    The Renault DUSTER 4x4 completes the All-New…

    The Toughest Off-Roader for all Following the successful launch of the All-New Duster in October 2018, the much anticipated All-New Renault Duster 4x4 is here, displaying the same enhanced genetics as the rest of the Duster range with specific… more
  • Ferrari lead F1 in commercial appeal, but McLaren poised to compete, says Sportcal, a GlobalData company
    Mar 14, 2019 Buzz

    Ferrari lead F1 in commercial appeal, but…

    Despite a lack of recent success on the track in terms of titles, Ferrari are still the team to beat off the track when it comes to securing commercial revenue in Formula One says Sportcal, a GlobalData company. Conrad Wiacek, Head of Sponsorship at… more
  • BASF In Action at the NAACAM Automotive Conference and Exhibition
    Mar 14, 2019 Buzz

    BASF In Action at the NAACAM Automotive…

    The number of cars on our streets are continually growing. By 2020, there will be approximately 1.2 billion cars on the road worldwide, an enormous increase of nearly 300 million compared to 2012. As the world’s leading automotive supplier in the… more
  • OMNI - Machine Learning for Manufacturing
    Mar 14, 2019 Buzz

    OMNI - Machine Learning for Manufacturing

    Manufacturing is complex and hard to control and existing technologies often fail at preempting production glitches. This is the motivation behind DataProphet’s OMNI product: an AI solution to reduce the cost of non-quality for heavy industries.… more
  • New zones spotlight rising trends at Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019
    Mar 13, 2019 Buzz

    New zones spotlight rising trends at…

    The 11th edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur will return from 21 to 23 March 2019 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). Attendees will be able to explore the latest products, services and technologies from over 300 exhibitors across 9,710… more
  • Jean-Dominique Senard, Chairman of Renault, Hiroto Saikawa, CEO of Nissan, Thierry Bolloré, CEO of Renault and Osamu Masuko, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors, announce the intention to create a new Alliance operating board.
    Mar 13, 2019 Buzz

    Alliance announce the intention to create a…

    Jean-Dominique Senard will act as Chairman of this new operating board of the Alliance, with the CEOs of Nissan, Renault, and Mitsubishi Motors also joining the board. The new Alliance operating board will drive the operational cooperation between… more
  • MEIBC - what are they up to?
    Mar 13, 2019 Buzz

    MEIBC - what are they up to?

    Dear Steel Industry employer Since 2010 NEASA [with the support of the Plastic Convertors’ Association of South Africa (PCASA) and recently also the South African Engineers’ and Founders’ Association (SAEFA)] has succeeded in either setting aside… more
  • Hyundai re-groups after missing podium in Rally Mexico
    Mar 13, 2019 Motorsport

    Hyundai re-groups after missing podium in…

    Hyundai Motorsport has added important points to its FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) manufacturers' total with Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo scoring for their respective fourth and ninth place finishes on the weekend in Rally Mexico. Sunday's… more
  • Mahindra unveils the Thar Adventure Series
    Mar 13, 2019 Buzz

    Mahindra unveils the Thar Adventure Series

    Mahindra's most iconic off-roader, the Mahindra Thar, has received a major off-road boost for 2019 with the launch of the Thar Adventure Series model. The Thar Adventure Series is a special edition equipped with a host of off-road accessories that… more
  • The product is chemical-resistant and can tolerate a wide temperature range for short periods
    Mar 13, 2019 Buzz

    Pratley launches new gasket maker and flange…

    A new flange sealant and gasket maker in the form of a tough and elastic silicone rubber for superior sealing was launched by Pratley in February 2019. It can tolerate extreme temperatures of -50°C to +300°C for short periods, and is… more
  • Jeep Renegade is
    Mar 13, 2019 Motoring

    Jeep Renegade is "SUV Urbain de l'Année"

    The readers of the French magazine SUV Crossover named Jeep Renegade "Urban SUV Of the Year 2019" The new Jeep Renegade, introduced across Europe in fall last year, has been crowned "SUV Crossover Urbain de l'Année" (Urban SUV Crossover Of The Year)… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 12 March 2019
    Mar 13, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 12 March 2019

    MasterTips: The next most important safety feature Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is projected to become one of the most important safety features in vehicles. Think of it as an extra set of eyes on the road and an extra foot on the brake.… more
  • The CAPAS Arbour Day held successfully to support the green initiative of Southwest China
    Mar 13, 2019 Buzz

    The CAPAS Arbour Day held successfully to…

    CAPAS Arbour Day was jointly organised by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, the Automotive Sub-Council (CCPIT-Auto), Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Sichuan… more
  • Exciting Milestone Reached for 2018/2019 CILTSA Candidacy Programme for Women
    Mar 12, 2019 Buzz

    Exciting Milestone Reached for 2018/2019…

    The 14 women selected to participate in the 2018/2019 Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILTSA) Candidacy Programme are making excellent strides towards completing their CILT International Certificate in Logistics and Transport, having… more
  • Pay attention people - Tyres Matter
    Mar 12, 2019 Buzz

    Pay attention people - Tyres Matter

    Tyres are probably the most under-estimated part of motoring. No matter how much you invest in your vehicle, it’s tyres which are your first line of defence against an accident. They also affect the comfort of your ride and they represent a big… more
  • Johan Vermeulen, second right, Isuzu Executive Manufacturing and Supply Chain shakes hands with Roger Goliath, Manager, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) Fire and Emergency Services. With them area Hilton Hing, NMBM Deputy Director Fleet Management and Mike Pienaar, Kanu Chief Operations Officer.
    Mar 12, 2019 Buzz

    Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Supports Local…

    When Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality needed to upgrade its existing fire-fighting fleet, they procured these tough fire-fighting machines right on their door step. Locally built at Isuzu Motors South Africa's Port Elizabeth truck plant, the Isuzu… more
  • Standox launches online videos with user tips for passenger car refinishing
    Mar 12, 2019 Buzz

    Standox launches online videos with user…

    Standox, the refinish brand from Wuppertal, Germany, launches a new series of online user videos under the banner Standovision. Paint experts provide valuable and practical tips on the very best use of individual products for professional… more
  • Automechanaika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 replied to the local commercial and passenger vehicle sectors
    Mar 12, 2019 Buzz

    Automechanaika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 replied…

    Now in its third edition of the show, Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City continued to cement its position as one of the region’s leading trade fairs for the automotive service industry. The exhibition took place from 28 February to 2 March and shone a… more
  • Misdiagnosis means Eskom’s problems will persist
    Mar 11, 2019 Buzz

    Misdiagnosis means Eskom’s problems will…

    If you counted every hair on your head, that amount probably will not add up to the amount of times you have read and heard about the causes of the Eskom crisis. Corruption and state capture have been identified as the bedrock reasons why South… more
  • Production vehicle category promises exciting battles and lots of action at Mpumalanga 400
    Mar 11, 2019 Motorsport

    Production vehicle category promises…

    An exciting season in the Production Vehicle category of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) can be expected when the Mpumalanga 400, the season opener kicks into gear on 15 and 16 March in the fly-fishing town of Dullstroom in… more
  • Africa's premier photo, video and imaging event attracts prestigious supercar partnership
    Mar 11, 2019 Buzz

    Africa's premier photo, video and imaging…

    Messe Frankfurt South Africa, organizers of the Photo & Video Experience, has announced a premiere partnership with one of the world's most prestigious motoring brands - Lamborghini South Africa. The Photo & Video Experience will be held from 26-28… more
  • Ford Sponsors 30 Team SA Athletes for Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi
    Mar 11, 2019 Buzz

    Ford Sponsors 30 Team SA Athletes for…

    Over R1-million sponsorship provided by Ford for 30 special needs athletes 2019 Special Olympics Summer World Games takes place from 14 to 21 March SA National Team will compete in football, futsal (five-a-side female soccer), table tennis,… more
  • Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport: New season, new livery, new colour
    Mar 11, 2019 Motorsport

    Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport: New…

    In the Formula OneTM off-season, continuous development of the cars and creating new liveries in time for the new season are key priorities. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport added another objective in the run up to the 2019 season: a brand-new green… more
  • DACHSER South Africa to showcase at the NAACAM Show 2019
    Mar 11, 2019 Buzz

    DACHSER South Africa to showcase at the…

    Dachser South Africa will be exhibiting at the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) Show taking place in Durban from 12-14 March 2019. Dachser South Africa’s exhibition space will provide visitors with the… more
  • Mitsubishi Motors World Premiere for MITSUBISHI ENGELBERG TOURER To start new
    Mar 11, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Mitsubishi Motors World Premiere for…

    Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) is giving the MITSUBISHI ENGELBERG TOURER new-generation crossover SUV its global premiere at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show, March 5th through 17th. Embodying the "Drive your Ambition" corporate global… more
  • March 8 - Jeep Brand Celebrates Women Soccer Fans
    Mar 11, 2019 Buzz

    March 8 - Jeep Brand Celebrates Women Soccer…

    On International Women's Day, March 8, the Jeep® brand is kicked off a new activity dedicated to the women who support Juventus Football Club: photos and video portraying their enthusiasm for the team will be on the big screens at the Allianz… more
  • When People Talk about
    Mar 11, 2019 Buzz

    When People Talk about "Mobility of the…

    Annual targets met: sales 44.4 billion Euros, adjusted EBIT margin 9.3 percent Executive Board's dividend proposal: 4.75 Euros per share (up 0.25 Euros) Net income of 2.9 billion Euros almost at a record level (14.49 Euros per share) Continental… more
  • Saving Motoring Money  - Gumtree Auto’s Jeff Osborne has a good list tips
    Mar 08, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Saving Motoring Money - Gumtree Auto’s Jeff…

    With relentless fuel price increases, and the budget about to beat us on the head again, it’s time to think smart about how to save serious money from your motoring spend. Gumtree Auto’s Jeff Osborne has a good list of easy-to-implement tips. Fill… more
  • Volkswagen T-Cross coming to South Africa in 2019
    Mar 08, 2019 Motoring

    Volkswagen T-Cross coming to South Africa in…

    The T-Cross joins the Tiguan and Touareg in the Volkswagen SUV model range The sporty and stylish Volkswagen T-Roc confirmed for local market introduction in 2020 In the second half of the year, Volkswagen will introduce its first compact SUV to the… more
  • Goodyear Gym 1: (from left) Ray Norris, Goodyear EMEA Commercia Manufacturing Director; Ian Hind, Goodyear South Africa Manufacturing Director and Darren Hayes-Powell, Goodyear South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa Managing Director in the new Goodyear Gym.
    Mar 08, 2019 Buzz

    Goodyear South Africa committed to…

    Today, Goodyear South Africa announced the official opening of an onsite gym facility for its employees at the Goodyear Recreational Centre in Uitenhage. Goodyear embarked on a journey to make the Goodyear gym a reality a few years ago following a… more
  • Ford, Castrol and NWM Join Forces for 2019 SA Cross Country Series
    Mar 08, 2019 Motorsport

    Ford, Castrol and NWM Join Forces for 2019…

    Ford and Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) welcome Castrol as co-sponsor for the 2019 SA Cross Country Series (SACCS) Reigning Class T champions Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable begin title defence at Mpumalanga 400 in Dullstroom, on 15 and 16 March… more
  • Mar 08, 2019 Buzz

    High-end manufacturers from Italy are…

    Turkey's Leading International Trade Fair for the Automotive Industry. Automechanika Istanbul 2018 closed with record numbers: 1,351 exhibitors met with 45,979 visitors from all around the world during 5-8 April 2018. Bringing the major players in… more
  • MISA calls on the retail motor industry to accelerate gender equality in observance of International Women’s day on 8 March
    Mar 08, 2019 Buzz

    MISA calls on the retail motor industry to…

    The Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) has called on the South African retail motor industry to accelerate gender equality in the retail motor sector in observance of International Women's Day on Friday, 8 March 2019. While some progress has… more
  • TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC 5W-30 : An Innovative New Lubricant Especially Formulated for PSA Car Engines
    Mar 08, 2019 Buzz

    TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC 5W-30 : An Innovative…

    Total Lubrifiants, a partner of PSA for more than 50 years, is launching TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC* 5W-30, specifically designed to protect and strengthen the engines of the French automaker’s vehicles in extreme conditions. Helping PSA Overcome… more
  • Ferrari F8 Tributo, a celebration of excellence
    Mar 08, 2019 Motoring

    Ferrari F8 Tributo, a celebration of…

    The mid-rear-engined two-seater berlinetta that pays homage to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history The F8 Tributo is the new mid-rear-engined sports car that represents the highest expression of the Prancing Horse's classic two-seater… more
  • Engen celebrates women truck drivers this International Women Day
    Mar 08, 2019 Buzz

    Engen celebrates women truck drivers this…

    8 March, 2019 Phindile Sithole, one of 16 female bulk truck operators employed by Engen says that while she fully supports Engen’s drive to secure a more gender-balanced world, she always knew that she wanted to be a truck driver and nothing was… more
  • Tested and developed in the truck: New brake pads in MEYLE-PD quality
    Mar 07, 2019 Buzz

    Tested and developed in the truck: New brake…

    MEYLE-PD brake pads according to ECE-R 90 standard for commercial vehicles Optimised friction material for safe and optimum braking performance Ready for installation: complete kit with all mounting materials MEYLE has been a technical cooperation… more
  • A career in the motor industry can be lucrative, says MIWA
    Mar 07, 2019 Buzz

    A career in the motor industry can be…

    We are rapidly approaching the third month of the year and, without doubt, there are 2018 matriculants still wondering what they should be doing this year. “The good news is that the motor industry has much to offer enthusiastic young people eager… more
  • FORGET what you think you know.
    Mar 07, 2019 Buzz

    FORGET what you think you know.

    NOTHING MORE EXPENSIVE THAN A MISSED OPPORTUNITY Africa's premier Industrial Automation exhibition, all the key technologies, all the industrial megatrends, – A unique business platform awaits you in June 2019 REGISTER ONLINE FOR FREE ENTRY… more
  • Opel Corsa 120Y Special Edition
    Mar 07, 2019 Motoring

    Opel Corsa 120Y Special Edition

    Extra Styling & Specifications Opel's core brand characteristic is to always offer customers more than they expect in the respective vehicle class. In celebration of our brand's solid reputation and OPEL's 120 years in the vehicle industry, the OPEL… more
  • Goodyear, Local Motors Join Forces on Autonomous Shuttles
    Mar 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Goodyear, Local Motors Join Forces on…

    Company earns exclusive tyre fitment on Local Motors 'Olli' vehicle Driverless shuttle added to company testing fleet to study future mobility solutions Autonomous vehicles introduce different tyre needs due to unique design The Goodyear Tyre &… more
  • The Leading Manufacturing event in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Mar 07, 2019 Buzz

    The Leading Manufacturing event in…

    Learn more about the various events of Manufacturing Indaba 2019, which can be registered for individually: Manufacturing Indaba Conference: The aim of the annual 2-day conference is to bring together business owners, industry leaders, government… more
  • World premier of Subaru VIZIV Adrenaline Concept
    Mar 07, 2019 Motoring

    World premier of Subaru VIZIV Adrenaline…

    First Concept Model Designed Under "BOLDER" Design Concept, The Evolved Form of "Dynamic x Solid" Design Identity Subaru Corporation yesterday unveiled the Subaru VIZIV Adrenaline Concept*1 at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show. The "Subaru… more
  • Mazda Unveils Mazda CX-30 Compact Crossover SUV
    Mar 07, 2019 Motoring

    Mazda Unveils Mazda CX-30 Compact Crossover…

    Mazda Motor Corporation made the world premiere of the second model in its new-generation lineup, the Mazda CX-30 compact crossover SUV. As a new core model that sits between the CX-3 and CX-5 models, the new CX-30 will launch to the Southern Africa… more
  • Ford Tests Light-Based Visual Language that Could Help Autonomous Vehicles Communicate with Pedestrians
    Mar 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Tests Light-Based Visual Language that…

    Ford engineers tested whether coloured lights displayed above the windscreen could be a good solution for bridging the communication gap between autonomous vehicles and people Driver concealed within a special “Human Car Seat” helps create realistic… more
  • Drive your ambition to the golf course with the Mitsubishi Motors Golf Day and JOE lil'brary
    Mar 07, 2019 Buzz

    Drive your ambition to the golf course with…

    Driving your ambition gets a new twist early in March with the Mitsubishi Motors Golf Day in support of the exciting new JOE lil'brary. Mitsubishi Motors South Africa invites golfers to a worthy cause, the Mitsubishi Motors Golf Day, and help share… more
  • NAACAM Show 2019: One week left: What you need to know
    Mar 07, 2019 Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: One week left: What you…

    The NAACAM Show 2019 is now just a week away. See important information to ensure value from your participation. 1. Schedule of activities: 2. Conference: Our growth-focussed conference programme, delivered by 50+ C-suite speakers, will unpack the… more
  • Renault unveils Alaskan ICE Edition, a show car with an enhanced design that announces a limited series that will be available from September
    Mar 06, 2019 Motoring

    Renault unveils Alaskan ICE Edition, a show…

    Renault Alaskan ICE Edition, in its glacier white colour, contrasts with black and red exterior strippings. Alaskan ICE Edition is equipped with an exclusive two-tone hard-top design to increase storage volume and protect the load, and black style… more
  • Flexible workspace is the new franchise frontier
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Flexible workspace is the new franchise…

    Three in ten buildings in every city around the world could offer a new franchise opportunity in the coming years. Flexible workspace, sometimes known as co-working, is a booming industry. The term refers to office space, meetings rooms and… more
  • Kamogelo Mmutlana Chief Executive Officer  Barloworld Automotive and Logistics
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Barloworld announces new Group structure

    On 27 February 2019, Barloworld Group announced a strategic decision to merge their Automotive and Logistics Divisions, a move that will leverage the assets and capabilities of the two divisions. The new change brings about the opportunity to… more
  • Fiat Concept Centoventi: the
    Mar 06, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Fiat Concept Centoventi: the "democratic"…

    For its 120th anniversary, Fiat is presenting the Fiat Concept Centoventi concept car, a new milestone in the history of Fiat, in Geneva. A pioneer of democratic mobility throughout its history, today Fiat is offering an electric mobility solution… more
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa tackling youth unemployment by providing work-experience for 560 people
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Volkswagen Group South Africa tackling youth…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa supports the Youth Employment Services programme by providing work opportunities for unemployed youth Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has created work opportunities for 560 unemployed youth through the Youth… more
  • Transformation in practice - Stimulating value chain growth
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Transformation in practice - Stimulating…

    Businesses that are successful in effecting major transformation changes especially with black equity partners, will secure a sustained competitive advantage under the South African Automotive Masterplan 2035. That is the view of Electrocoat MD,… more
  • Advance Look at the Series: The Audi Q4 e-tron concept model
    Mar 06, 2019 Motoring

    Advance Look at the Series: The Audi Q4…

    It has been roughly a year since the first series production Audi with electric drive made its debut at the same location: The Audi e-tron* was still covered in camouflage wrapping foil at that point. The brand with the four rings is now giving an… more
  • Sergio Marchionne - 2019 World Car Person of the Year
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Sergio Marchionne - 2019 World Car Person of…

    World Car Awards jurors from 24 countries choose Marchionne for prestigious award More than 80 World Car Awards (WCA) jurors from 24 countries collectively decided by secret ballot that the automotive industry titan, Sergio Marchionne, who… more
  • Maserati Levante: the Allegra Antinori one-off and the interactive journey through Italian excellence at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show
    Mar 06, 2019 Motoring

    Maserati Levante: the Allegra Antinori…

    Maserati Levante: Allegra Antinori one-off fully personalized by the Maserati Centro Stile An interactive experience involving working tables of Italian excellence: Maserati presents the first step in customization Europe's biggest Motor Show of the… more
  • High-performance additions to the Audi Sport family
    Mar 06, 2019 Motoring

    High-performance additions to the Audi Sport…

    The return of an RS icon: the introduction of the new Audi RS 4 Avant Excellent design in RS form: the introduction of the new Audi RS 5 Sportback These new additions to the Audi Sport range are now available for sale in South Africa The Audi Sport… more
  • The Jeep e-volution showcased in Geneva
    Mar 06, 2019 Motoring

    The Jeep e-volution showcased in Geneva

    Preview of the new Jeep® Renegade and Jeep Compass with plug-in hybrid electric technology New PHEV technology enhances the Jeep off-road performance taking advantage of the high torque control during take-off The combined action ofthe two… more
  • Tips for spending less at the pumps
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Tips for spending less at the pumps

    A steep fuel price hike set for midnight tonight, motorists will be paying 74 cents more per litre – across both 93 and 95. Diesel vehicles haven’t escaped the hike either and will also experience an increase of 93 cents per litre. With price… more
  • Argus Motors-Special for Mar & Apr 2019
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Argus Motors-Special for Mar & Apr 2019

    Top Selling Items Don't get caught without these items in stock. Click here to view list Check Out New Arrivals Including: Expansion tanks, radiator cap, flanges, viscous clutch, throttle body, air flow meter, crank shaft sensors, electronic fuel… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 05 March 2019
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 05 March 2019

    MasterTips: How to handle a tyre blowout The prospect of a tyre blowout while you are driving is a frightening one for many drivers. This is what to do should this happen to you. MasterTest: The new Jaguar XE The new XE, available in South Africa… more
  • Line up for Falken Polo Cup - Credit VW Motorsport
    Mar 06, 2019 Motorsport

    SA Motorsport season has started and teens…

    The Falken Polo Cup series, held at Dezzi Raceway near Port Shepstone on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast this Saturday, presented an electric day of racing. Twenty-three drivers competed on the newly modified track to secure points in the first round… more
  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Eco-sustainability – how is the auto…

    Green is not a buzzword anymore, but a standard The automotive industry has emphatically joined the green movement over the past decade, with more than 80% of a car today being able to be recycled, says Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor… more
  • The Goodyear AERO - A Concept Tyre for Autonomous, Flying Cars
    Mar 06, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The Goodyear AERO - A Concept Tyre for…

    Goodyear introduces its latest concept tyre at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show The Goodyear AERO concept is a two-in-one tyre designed for the autonomous, flying cars of the future. This concept would work both as a tyre for driving on the… more
  • World Premiere of Restored 1950's Autonomous Concept Vehicle Golden Sahara II with Goodyear Tyres
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    World Premiere of Restored 1950's Autonomous…

    Goodyear and Klairmont Kollections unveil restored Golden Sahara II on translucent Goodyear tyres at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show In collaboration with Klairmont Kollections, Goodyear unveiled the restored Golden Sahara II at the 2019… more
  • GWM increases their support to buyers
    Mar 06, 2019 Motoring

    GWM increases their support to buyers

    GWM made its debut in the South Africa pick up market in March 2007. For the past 12 years, the GWM brand has gathered fans with our highly affordable and superb quality Single and Double Cab bakkies. The GWM brand has grown consistently over the… more
  • 103 years of BMW Group, 100 years of records and victories.
    Mar 06, 2019 Motoring

    103 years of BMW Group, 100 years of records…

    Courage, independence, competing with the best while forging new pathways – these have been the characteristics of the BMW Group since 7 March 1916. Today, BMW Group Classic is looking back on a series of events, record achievements and innovations,… more
  • One grand event in Geneva to reveal the previews of Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Jeep
    Mar 05, 2019 Motoring

    One grand event in Geneva to reveal the…

    Today, the FCA Group will be sharing its vision on the mobility of the future with the media. The triple reveal will be hosted in the new, symbolic Agorà set up at the Geneva Motor Show. The grand event will be streamed live from 10.45 a.m. CET, at… more
  • NAAMSA quarterly business review report:  4th quarter 2018
    Mar 05, 2019 Buzz

    NAAMSA quarterly business review report: …

    QUARTERLY REVIEW OF BUSINESS CONDITIONS: NEW VEHICLE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY / AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR: 4TH QUARTER 2019 Below, for information purposes, is a copy of NAAMSA’s quarterly review of business conditions for the South African motor vehicle… more
  • Yugan Moodley, Executive Director - Sales, Bridgestone South Africa
    Mar 05, 2019 Buzz

    Bridgestone widens consumers’ access to…

    Tyre manufacture adopts open channel strategy Bridgestone South Africa has announced that its Bridgestone and Firestone branded products will now be available at selected tyre retailers in South Africa. Until now, the manufacturer’s passenger and… more
  • Sasol consumer boycott punishes the wrong entity
    Mar 05, 2019 Buzz

    Sasol consumer boycott punishes the wrong…

    Dear motorist At the outset I wish to confirm that I have no personal interest in any of the entities dealt with herein. Sasol is one of South Africa’s best-known brands. Apart from its role as a refiner of fuel, it also fulfils a wholesale and… more
  • Garmin® selected as tier 1 partner to design and manufacture vehicle infotainment modules
    Mar 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Garmin® selected as tier 1 partner to design…

    Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced that the Garmin automotive OEM (original equipment manufacturer) group has been selected as the lead design and production partner of infotainment modules for the BMW Group. These modules will be… more
  • New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens at Mokala Mall, Kuruman
    Mar 05, 2019 Buzz

    New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens at Mokala Mall,…

    Vehicle owners in Kuruman in the Northern Cape now have access to the world's biggest wheel and tyre brands, along with award-winning service from South Africa's best-loved and most trusted retail wheel and tyre brand. This news comes as local… more
  • Haval launches new badge for their SUV Offering
    Mar 05, 2019 Buzz

    Haval launches new badge for their SUV…

    One world, One Haval! That is the new mission statement of China's leading SUV manufacturer Haval. What does this new mission statement mean? Well the answer is simple; the Company has its eyes firmly set on globalization of the brand. Haval is… more
  • Falken Polo Cup lives up to high expectations at Round 1
    Mar 04, 2019 Motorsport

    Falken Polo Cup lives up to high…

    Large crowd at South Coast’s Dezzi Raceway treated to racing spectacle Both current and former champions make their intentions clear New Polo GTi sets new series lap record 6th overall for Volkswagen’s Mogotsi following two action-packed races The… more
  • Volkswagen takes the lead in GTC series
    Mar 04, 2019 Motorsport

    Volkswagen takes the lead in GTC series

    Volkswagen scoops the manufacturer‘s award at opening round of the Extreme Festival Second overall for Keagan Masters Third overall for Daniel Rowe Volkswagen continues to dominate GTC2 with two victories courtesy of Bradley Liebenberg Port… more
  • Minesh Bhagaloo Appointed Interim Head of Communications for Ford in SA and SSA
    Mar 04, 2019 Buzz

    Minesh Bhagaloo Appointed Interim Head of…

    Ford Motor Company today announced that Minesh Bhagaloo, Product Communications Manager for the Sub-Saharan Africa region, will assume responsibility for the Communications Department on an interim basis as of 1 March, 2019. Bhagaloo takes over from… more
  • A history of racing and victories: Alfa Romeo is Automotive Sponsor of the 2019
    Mar 04, 2019 Motorsport

    A history of racing and victories: Alfa…

    The brand renews its partnership with the "most beautiful race in the world": it will be Automotive Sponsor for another three years. Alfa Romeo will provide the organisers with a fleet of thirty Giulia and Stelvio models, 2019 "1000 Miglia" official… more
  • Solberg Subaru reunion
    Mar 04, 2019 Motorsport

    Solberg Subaru reunion

    For almost a decade, the names Solberg and Subaru were woven into a world championship-winning tapestry. Brothers in arms, the two were inseparable in the pursuit of excellence, success, glory. Petter Solberg's 13 rally wins helped elevate the… more
  • 2019 AutoTrader Car Of The Year marketing reach at 25 million and counting...
    Mar 04, 2019 Buzz

    2019 AutoTrader Car Of The Year marketing…

    Some may ask what value the 2019 AutoTrader South African Car Of The Year might bring to manufacturers. The short answer is a marketing reach to date of 25 000 000 and counting. With our formal 2-day jury evaluation now only 10 days away and our… more
  • Battery research consortium promises ‘big leap’ in performance
    Mar 04, 2019 Buzz

    Battery research consortium promises ‘big…

    A global battery consortium charged with advancing lead battery technology has re-launched as it prepares to unveil a raft of new research designed to take the technology to the next level. The Consortium for Battery Innovation, which includes more… more
  • BMW Group and Daimler AG to jointly develop next-generation technologies for automated driving
    Mar 04, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group and Daimler AG to jointly develop…

    Long-term strategic cooperation planned Next generation of technologies for driver assistance systems and highly automated driving on highways (SAE Level 3 and Level 4) Goal: a flexible platform and shorter innovation cycles Technology to be market… more
  • Tschops Sipuka returns home to Audi and Terry Moss Racing in 2019
    Mar 04, 2019 Motorsport

    Tschops Sipuka returns home to Audi and…

    Legendary racing driver, Tschops Sipuka, will make his return to national circuit racing with Terry Moss Racing and the Audi South Africa team in the 2019 Global Touring Cars (GTC) Championship, beginning this weekend at Dezzi Raceway, Port… more
  • GCAS is now able to supply rental units on portable compressors, ranging from 185 CFM to 1 600 CFM
    Mar 04, 2019 Buzz

    Goscor Compressed Air Systems boosts rental…

    Goscor Compressed Air Systems has bolstered its rental fleet of compressors to provide customers with an even bigger range to choose from, specific to their requirements. As part of its turnkey service offering to its customers, Goscor Compressed… more
  • Innocent small business owners targeted in Newcastle
    Mar 04, 2019 Buzz

    Innocent small business owners targeted in…

    Imagine for a moment that after a herculean effort raising capital you are able to start a business. A business that employs some people in your community who, previously, had been living in poverty. A business serving the needs of its customers,… more
  • Knowledge from the Pros! ZF Aftermarket Launches [pro]Tech Workshop Service
    Mar 04, 2019 Buzz

    Knowledge from the Pros! ZF Aftermarket…

    ZF Aftermarket launches successful [pro]Tech workshop service concept in the states for independent workshops ZF [pro]Tech caters to the everyday needs of the technicians The online system and training service unites technicians with the Pros An… more
  • PSG Insure offers vehicle buyers access to tailored short-term insurance cover
    Mar 04, 2019 Buzz

    PSG Insure offers vehicle buyers access to…

    PSG Insure, part of South Africa’s largest independent adviser network, has partnered with BMW Financial Services (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd (‘BMW Finance’) to offer its customers quality advice and competitive insurance solutions. From 1 March 2019,… more
  • Maserati at the 89th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show
    Mar 04, 2019 Motoring

    Maserati at the 89th edition of the Geneva…

    Levante Trofeo V8 Launch Edition premieres at the Show: a limited edition of 100 units An interactive journey through selected Italian excellences: Maserati presents the first step towards personalization The stand features the entire MY19 Range, in… more
  • Christoph Miller, managing director EMO Hannover, doing a presentation at the EMO Hannover 2019 media conference in Sandton on 13 February 2019
    Mar 02, 2019 Buzz

    EMO Hannover - Tools to Die For

    The 22nd EMO will be opening its doors from 16 to 21 September 2019 in Hanover. Once again, the world's leading trade fair for metalworking is being held in Germany, the world's third largest machine tool market. "All major manufacturers of… more
  • Stronger oil brings fuel price woe
    Mar 02, 2019 Buzz

    Stronger oil brings fuel price woe

    Rising international petroleum prices have resulted in South Africans facing substantially higher fuel prices in March. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the… more
  • Isuzu Extra-Heavies ensure growth in Specialist segment
    Mar 02, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Isuzu Extra-Heavies ensure growth in…

    Isuzu Motors South Africa enhances the range of Isuzu extra-heavy gross vehicle mass (GVM) models from 16,5-ton all the way to 35-ton GVM with the launch of the Isuzu FY-Series 8 X 4 models into the South African market. Long-haul rigs operating at… more
  • Why projects fail & how to move beyond the blame game
    Mar 02, 2019 Buzz

    Why projects fail & how to move beyond the…

    By MC Botha, Director of the Centre for Business Management of Projects at USB-ED Picture yourself as project manager to a project that’s run 10 years over its expected completion date and $95-million over budget. From a project management… more
  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City opens for 2019 presenting the latest trends, expertise and automotive entertainment
    Mar 02, 2019 Buzz

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City opens for…

    Participants gear up for the 3rd edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019, a three-day show that will be held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) from 28 February to 2 March. The show is hosting 359 exhibitors from 18… more
  • NAAMSA comment on the February, 2019 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Mar 02, 2019 Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the February, 2019…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of February, 2019 – released today for public consumption via the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association said that the disappointing trend in new car sales… more
  • Isuzu continues to improve South Africa's best-selling Truck Range
    Mar 02, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Isuzu continues to improve South Africa's…

    Isuzu Motors South Africa holds the position of South Africa's best-selling truck brand in the Medium Commercial and Heavy Commercial Vehicle segment for the past six years. Isuzu offers the widest range of truck models in this market segment and is… more
  • Feb 28, 2019 Motoring

    "Honda e Prototype" World Premiere at Geneva…

    Honda e Prototype previews production model evolved from 2017 Urban EV Concept Distinctive, clean exterior design combined with a contemporary, minimalist interior featuring advanced technology Rear-wheel-drive platform and wide stance deliver… more
  • FCA to Expand Production Capacity in Michigan to Grow Core Brands, Electrify Jeep Vehicles
    Feb 28, 2019 Motoring

    FCA to Expand Production Capacity in…

    $4.5 Billion to Build New Assembly Plant in Detroit and Add Production at Five Existing Michigan Facilities, Creating Nearly 6,500 Jobs FCA total committed investments in the U.S. grow to nearly $14.5 billion since 2009, with nearly 30,000 jobs… more
  • Increases abound for embattled consumers
    Feb 28, 2019 Buzz

    Increases abound for embattled consumers

    Automobile Association laments ongoing rises aimed at citizens Toll fees across South Africa will increase again on 1 March, adding yet more financial pain to already embattled consumers. The Automobile Association (AA) says these increases will… more
  • Shumani Industrial team with the company Director Victor Nemukula (right)
    Feb 28, 2019 Buzz

    Shumani’s true one-stop shop model for…

    With a wide range of products and services under one roof, Shumani Industrial Equipment redefines the one-stop shop model when it comes to the provision of industrial equipment. In recent years, the industrial equipment industry has not only seen a… more
  • Vision X - the ultimate lights for your 4x4 from Probe
    Feb 28, 2019 Buzz

    Vision X - the ultimate lights for your 4x4…

    Probe, South Africa's largest importer of premium, maintenance-free, fit and forget batteries and comprehensive auto-electrical products, has the ideal lighting requirements for all your off-road needs. Whether you’re out camping, seeking adventure… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 27 February 2019
    Feb 28, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 27 February 2019

    MasterTips: Relief from fuel price increases Estimates predict there will be a fuel price increase of at least 67c for petroleum and 84c for diesel in March. The fuel levy will hike these prices by 29c and 30c respectively in April, placing extra… more
  • By Filum Ho, the CEO of South African auto parts and glass specialists Autoboys. Filum transitioned from a top career in investment banking at the likes of Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch to shaking up SA’s auto parts and glass markets. In 2017, African Rainbow Capital (ARC) acquired a 51% stake in Autoboys, making it SA’s first black-owned national glass and collision parts provider.
    Feb 28, 2019 Buzz

    Certifying car crash parts in SA will save…

    Insurers and their consumers could save billions of rands every year if South Africa’s automotive industry adopts more wide-spread certification of collision car parts. Many South Africans would be interested to know that when an insured vehicle is… more
  • Continental conquers the Kings at 2019 Herald Cycle Tour
    Feb 28, 2019 Buzz

    Continental conquers the Kings at 2019…

    Continental's Ian Langlands and Julien Biger won the fun inter-team challenge against Isuzu Southern Kings players Jurie van Vuuren and Michael Botha The Kings riding gear donated to a local cycling development team to boost its academy Isuzu Motors… more
  • IWG Plc. Opens up franchising opportunities in South Africa
    Feb 28, 2019 Buzz

    IWG Plc. Opens up franchising opportunities…

    “The estimated turnover generated by franchising in South Africa in 2018, was R721 billion and the number of franchisors has increased by almost 30 percent since 2013. I will let that sink in for a bit,” says Mo Nanabhay, Franchise Director, Africa… more
  • Government stealth tax to fund ailing Eskom
    Feb 28, 2019 Buzz

    Government stealth tax to fund ailing Eskom

    Officially, for the 2019/20 financial year, government will not be increasing income taxes. The only taxes set to increase are the indirect taxes: fuel levies, excise duties on alcohol and cigarettes, and the new carbon tax coming into effect on 1… more
  • AAPEX 2019 to Welcome Global Automotive Aftermarket to Las Vegas in November
    Feb 28, 2019 Buzz

    AAPEX 2019 to Welcome Global Automotive…

    The rapid changes and transformation taking place in the $1 trillion high-tech global automotive aftermarket industry will be in the spotlight at AAPEX 2019 as attendees experience new product introductions, advanced training, and current and… more
  • Roads and retail: Increased capacity for increased growth
    Feb 28, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Roads and retail: Increased capacity for…

    Roads are the arteries through which the economy pulses. By linking producers to markets, workers to jobs, students to school, and the sick to hospitals, roads are vital to any development agenda. Since the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP)… more
  • Tyremart boosts turnaround time thanks to Milwaukee torque wrenches
    Feb 28, 2019 Buzz

    Tyremart boosts turnaround time thanks to…

    One of South Africa’s largest independent tyre and fitment franchise groups Tyremart, has successfully trialled the Milwaukee M18 FUEL™ ½" mid-torque impact wrench at some of its busiest branches. Due to the fact that it is not owned by any specific… more
  • Flexible bipolar polymer plates open the way for compact batteries
    Feb 28, 2019 Buzz

    Flexible bipolar polymer plates open the way…

    Whether used in stationary energy supply or electric car applications, conventional battery systems involve several interconnected individual cells, which presents certain disadvantages in terms of efficiency and manufacturing. With bipolar… more
  • Abarth is celebrating 70 years of history and introducing the 595 esseesse and the 124 Rally Tribute at the Geneva International Motor Show
    Feb 28, 2019 Motoring

    Abarth is celebrating 70 years of history…

    Debut of the new 595 esseesse and 124 Rally Tribute, paying homage to 70 years of style and performance, deeply rooted in motorsports. The new Abarth 595 esseesse is inspired by the legendary Sixties tuning kit and the later Abarth 500 edition… more
  • SKF Product Information - SKF Multipack offer for Universal Boot kits
    Feb 27, 2019 Buzz

    SKF Product Information - SKF Multipack…

    To better serve mechanics, SKF has launched a Multipack kit offer for the Universal Boot kits. VKJP 01007 is the Multipack kit of VKJP 01003 and contains 7 universal boot kits for the Light Commercial Vehicles. SKF Product Information more
  • Jeep Brand at the 2019 International Geneva Motor Show
    Feb 27, 2019 Motoring

    Jeep Brand at the 2019 International Geneva…

    The latest additions to the expanding Jeep® line-up in Europe will be on show at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show. Exclusive customisations with Jeep® Authentic Accessories by Mopar® enhance the features of the Jeep SUVs on display. In the… more
  • Appointment of Mr Mike Mabasa as executive director of NAAMSA and impending retirement of the director of NAAMSA, Mr Nico Vermeulen
    Feb 27, 2019 Buzz

    Appointment of Mr Mike Mabasa as executive…

    With effect from 5th November, 2018, Mr Mike Mabasa, aged 44, joined NAAMSA as Executive Directordesignate of the Association and will succeed Mr Nico Vermeulen who will be retiring, at the end of March, 2019, as Director of NAAMSA after 37 years of… more
  • Unlocking Africa’s Untapped Potential through Business Matchmaking
    Feb 27, 2019 Buzz

    Unlocking Africa’s Untapped Potential…

    Every year, the Manufacturing Indaba brings together business leaders who are invested in unlocking Africa’s potential through the growth of manufacturing and industrialisation. Through our Business Matchmaking platform you can book a meeting with… more
  • re you ready for the green revolution?
    Feb 27, 2019 Buzz

    Are you ready for the green revolution?

    As environmental pressures move from the margins of government attention to a core focus area, significant further changes to the scope of government policy are likely. Firms will need to develop environmentally sustainable business strategies in… more
  • 200,000 Renault electric vehicles sold across Europe!
    Feb 27, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    200,000 Renault electric vehicles sold…

    Renault has topped the 200,000 mark in sales of electric vehicles in Europe, building on a dedicated range launched in 2011. In France, the fourth biggest global market, Renault has registered 100,000 electric vehicles. Renault is No. 1 in electric… more
  • South African-built Ford Ranger Tops LCV Exports, Best-Selling Pickup in Europe
    Feb 27, 2019 Buzz

    South African-built Ford Ranger Tops LCV…

    Ford Ranger led LCV exports from South Africa with 68 364 vehicles for 2018, up 16.2% Best-ever Ranger sales in Europe, climbing 15.7% year-on-year to 51 500 units Ford retains pickup segment leadership in EU20 markets, climbing 1.4 percentage… more
  • Fiat celebrates 120 years of history at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show
    Feb 27, 2019 Buzz

    Fiat celebrates 120 years of history at the…

    Geneva will set the scene for the début of the new 500 "120th" family, the most elegant and best-connected range ever, celebrating the first 120 years of the Fiat brand. Available on 500, 500X and 500L, the new "120th" range is characterised by its… more
  • The new BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure now in South Africa.
    Feb 27, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The new BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS…

    The new BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure – the fascination of travel and touring in a new dimension of engine power. For more than 35 years, the boxer engine in the BMW Motorrad GS models has stood for distinctive, powerful and reliable… more
  • Naacam Show 2019: Only 2 weeks to go- Full Update
    Feb 27, 2019 Buzz

    Naacam Show 2019: Only 2 weeks to go- Full…

    The NAACAM Show 2019 is just two weeks away and aims to galvanize the automotive industry around the clear vision of the SA Automotive Masterplan (SAAM) and directly drive firm-level growth. See a brief update on progress towards our objectives 1.… more
  • The early bird catches the worm first 
    Feb 26, 2019 Buzz

    The early bird catches the worm first 

    Early Bird Registrations Closing Soon! If you don't have specific names yet, don't worry - The early bird catches the worm first so book and pay now and confirm names of delegates at a later stage. Don't miss your opportunity to catch the early bird… more
  • Flexible workspace a key growth market in South Africa
    Feb 26, 2019 Buzz

    Flexible workspace a key growth market in…

    IWG plc. ahead of the game According to a recent economic study, between 8% and 13% of all employment will be associated with flexible workspaces in most developed economies by 2030. A worldwide ‘workplace revolution’ is under way, and yet in… more
  • Mboweni: invest in loss-making SAA or in taxis and trains for working people?
    Feb 26, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Mboweni: invest in loss-making SAA or in…

    South African Airways’ (SAA) days are numbered if Mboweni gets his way. Yet, he has allocated a further R6bn in state guarantees to the bankrupt national airline in the 2019 budget. The Finance Minister knows that SAA survives because many in the… more
  • Bakwena’s new Commercial Manager has big plans for N1N4
    Feb 26, 2019 Buzz

    Bakwena’s new Commercial Manager has big…

    The Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire is proud to announce that it has appointed Solomon Kganyago as its new Commercial Manager. Kganyago brings with him overall 17 years of work experience, dedicating 11 of those years to his time at the… more
  • Ford Collaborates with Rally to Read to Bolster Education and Literacy in Rural Areas
    Feb 26, 2019 Buzz

    Ford Collaborates with Rally to Read to…

    Support for Rally to Read linked to Ford's community upliftment programmes, focusing on education R1.3-million contribution by Ford to boost training, mentorship and delivery of books for rural primary schools Over 10 000 books, 110 educational toys… more
  • Electric cars & Eskom – how will that work out?
    Feb 26, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Electric cars & Eskom – how will that work…

    Shell SA recently announced that they will be launching the first electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in their retail network this year, starting with a small number and building up as demand grows. That same week, the country started once again… more
  • The new ‘Automechanika trio’ leitmotif.
    Feb 26, 2019 Buzz

    Automechanika Frankfurt broadens its scope

    The leading international trade fair for the automotive aftermarket is creating new structures for the 2020 event, both thematically and physically on the exhibition grounds. The portfolio will now be more clearly organised, particularly in the… more
  • David Stevens, Owner of Smith Mining Equipment.
    Feb 26, 2019 Buzz

    Smith Power becomes part of Royal Reesink

    As part of its first steps into Africa, Dutch multinational Royal Reesink, one of the world’s largest distributors of high-quality equipment across several industries, has acquired the shares of Smith Mining Equipment, a South African importation… more
  • The all-new Eclipse Cross - Mitsubishi Motors South Africa welcomes its 6th distinctive model
    Feb 26, 2019 Motoring

    The all-new Eclipse Cross - Mitsubishi…

    One of the best looking cars out of Japan has arrived on local soil, aimed at eclipsing many direct competitors in the segment for compact luxury SUVs. Boasting Mitsubishi's unique Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC), the all-new Eclipse Cross offers a… more
  • Opinion piece: Eskom - a blessing in disguise? ... and then came SONA and the budget speech
    Feb 26, 2019 Buzz

    Opinion piece: Eskom - a blessing in…

    Particularly over the past decade, every aspect of the South African society has been eroded by skewed transformation policies. Initially the erosion of our institutions, on its path to total destruction, manifested almost unnoticed and unhindered,… more
  • South African Cross Country Series fertile ground for international racing
    Feb 26, 2019 Motorsport

    South African Cross Country Series fertile…

    With the start of the 2019 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) just weeks away, Dullstroom, the fly-fishing capital of the country, is gearing up for round one of the season. The tranquil town and its surroundings will play host to world… more
  • Iimage: Lesedi la Batho Career Expo 2018
    Feb 25, 2019 Buzz

    Lesedi la Batho Career Expo 2019

    On 15 May 2019, our organisation is hosting its third annual career expo in the community of Mabopane, to expose high school learners to various career opportunities. It is important that we secure a holistic variety of exhibitors across higher… more
  • Standard Bank Launches Wholesale Finance Proposition for OEMs and Dealers Across Africa
    Feb 25, 2019 Buzz

    Standard Bank Launches Wholesale Finance…

    Standard Bank’s Group Vehicle and Asset Finance division has launched a brand new Wholesale Finance Proposition that will offer original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), distributors and their dealer networks a single partner providing comprehensive… more
  • Keeping each other safe and sound
    Feb 25, 2019 Buzz

    Keeping each other safe and sound

    Health & safety and environmental affairs plays a vital role in Probe Corporation’s daily operations and is one of our highest priorities. In our commitment to upholding this, Probe Corporation has developed and implemented an Integrated Management… more
  • SKF Product Information - SKF Range extension - Rubber boot kit offer
    Feb 25, 2019 Buzz

    SKF Product Information - SKF Range…

    SKF has extended its range of Rubber boot kit offer with 10 extra kits, all identifiable with a kit designation with a «R» suffix. Ex: VKJP 1021 R. VKJP R have the same kit content of the corresponding VKJP kit but the boot is made of Rubber,… more
  • BWT‘s Pink continues to light up Formula 1 in 2019
    Feb 25, 2019 Motorsport

    BWT‘s Pink continues to light up Formula 1…

    BWT - The Best Water Technology Group stays on the F1 grid continuing as a Formula 1 principal sponsor in 2019. This year, the two pink cars with the drivers Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll will be racing as team SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team.… more
  • South Africa's most successful series ready for Round 1
    Feb 25, 2019 Motorsport

    South Africa's most successful series ready…

    Following a recent announcement of Falken Tyres being the new headline sponsor, the Volkswagen Cup is now known as the Falken Polo Cup Racing spectacle to be hosted at the South Coast's Dezzi Raceway A number of former champions are eager to fight… more
  • Budget Speech lacks critical detail on SMMEs development and remains ignorant of the tough economic environment they are operating in
    Feb 25, 2019 Buzz

    Budget Speech lacks critical detail on SMMEs…

    Wednesday’s much anticipated budget speech by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni lacked concrete plans to assist and create a more conducive environment for SMME’s, resulting in major concerns for this crucial sector of the economy, Innovative Accounting… more
  • The HondaJet is the Most Delivered Aircraft in its Class for the Second Consecutive Year
    Feb 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The HondaJet is the Most Delivered Aircraft…

    Honda Aircraft Company announced that the HondaJet was the most delivered aircraft in its class in 2018, based on numbers provided by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). Last year, 37 HondaJets were delivered around the globe,… more
  • Hyundai has 3 finalists for World Car of the Year awards
    Feb 22, 2019 Motoring

    Hyundai has 3 finalists for World Car of the…

    Hyundai Motor Company is in contention for the World Car of the Year Awards with 3 models - of which two appear on the list of top ten for the overall prize. Hyundai's NEXO, the company's fuel cell vehicle with its environmentally clean and advanced… more
  • Automotive Enterprise Development Company awards informal mechanics one million Rands’ of tools
    Feb 22, 2019 Buzz

    Automotive Enterprise Development Company…

    Twenty five motor mechanics operating informal workshops in the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality received one million Rands worth of automotive tools and equipment on 21 February 2019. Filpro, an Enterprise Development company, partnered with… more
  • 2019 Budget is
    Feb 22, 2019 Buzz

    2019 Budget is "budget as usual" - except…

    The biggest bang in the 2019 Budget is the absence of any big bang. Its most striking feature is the absence of anything striking. SA’s debt, if not reversed, is going to reach a level that will lead to calamitous consequences. “The President has… more
  • Ten Rad Things to See and Do at the Cape Town Motor Show
    Feb 22, 2019 Motoring

    Ten Rad Things to See and Do at the Cape…

    Rev your engines! The Cape Town Motor Show (CTMS) is ready to wow car fans and their families and friends once again at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, 2-3 March 2019. The show promises a weekend of memorable experiences and excitement for… more
  • Vibration-warning indicator paste reduces downtime, improves safety
    Feb 22, 2019 Buzz

    Vibration-warning indicator paste reduces…

    A tamper-proof vibration-warning indicator paste that can improve safety and reduce inspection time across a number of industries is now available locally from leading supplier Bearings International (BI). Applications for DYKEM® Cross-Check Torque… more
  • 120 years for Opel, and counting!
    Feb 22, 2019 Motoring

    120 years for Opel, and counting!

    Opel is a brand with a reason to celebrate! OPEL CORSA 120Y Special Edition coming to South Africa! *1 Russelheim. In 2019 OPEL is celebrating 120 years of automotive production, and thereby 120 years full of innovations for car lovers around the… more
  • Bridgestone celebrates another succesful Route 66 MTB Experience
    Feb 22, 2019 Buzz

    Bridgestone celebrates another succesful…

    Bridgestone's challenging annual three-day Route 66 Mountain Bike Experience took place from the 15th to the 17th of February this year. The event which started and ended at Kloofzicht Lodge in the beautiful Cradle of Humankind west of Johannesburg,… more
  • Renault and Dacia: News at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show
    Feb 22, 2019 Buzz

    Renault and Dacia: News at the 2019 Geneva…

    World premiere for the New Renault Clio: the brand's icon undergoes a revolution The New Renault Twingo presented for the first time Dacia will present its new Ultimate limited edition Rendez-vous on Tuesday, March 5 at 8:15 am on the Renault stand… more
  • Ralf Benack Appointed Director Fleet Solutions for Continental Truck Tires Replacement Business in EMEA
    Feb 22, 2019 Buzz

    Ralf Benack Appointed Director Fleet…

    Ralf Benack to head the newly established Fleet Solutions department In his new position, he will drive the further integration of Continental’s fleet services Continental, the technology company and premium tire manufacturer, is pressing ahead with… more
  • Fiat Tipo reaches the 500,000 units milestone
    Feb 22, 2019 Motoring

    Fiat Tipo reaches the 500,000 units milestone

    The 500,000th car built, less than three years after the launch, is a Tipo 5Door Sport. The Fiat Tipo Sport, developed in partnership with Mopar, is characterised by specific details that emphasise its more dynamic personality: special front bumper,… more
  • Stop-start technology – make sure your battery keeps up
    Feb 22, 2019 Buzz

    Stop-start technology – make sure your…

    Within the next few years, almost all newly-manufactured cars (90%) will have built-in functionality that can contribute to a cleaner environment. Stop-start technology reduces fuel consumption and harmful emissions by reducing the amount of time… more
  • BMW at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show 2019.
    Feb 21, 2019 Motoring

    BMW at the 89th Geneva International Motor…

    The new BMW 7 Series makes its public show debut BMW continues its model offensive in the electrified vehicle segment: world premiere for the new BMW 330e, new BMW X5 xDrive45e and plug-in hybrid members of the new BMW 7 Series range BMW Energy… more
  • Better bakkie buying
    Feb 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Better bakkie buying

    The rest of the world might call them pick-ups or utes but we call them bakkies and they remain South Africa’s best-selling vehicles. In 2018 the Toyota Hilux and the Ford Ranger once again topped the SA auto retail charts with Nissan, Isuzu and VW… more
  • NAAMSA comment on the  2019 / 2020 BUDGET
    Feb 21, 2019 Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the 2019 / 2020 BUDGET

    Commenting on the Budget proposals announced today by the Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, in Parliament – the President of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA), Mr Andrew Kirby – endorsed Governments’… more
  • Increases to fuel levies will hurt the poor and increase burden on all consumers
    Feb 21, 2019 Buzz

    Increases to fuel levies will hurt the poor…

    Association labels introduction of Carbon Tax ‘grossly unfair’ The Automobile Association (AA) says it is relieved that Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni did not increase fuel levies above inflation – as has been the case in previous years – despite… more
  • SKF Complete Boot kit repair offer
    Feb 21, 2019 Buzz

    SKF Complete Boot kit repair offer

    SKF has launched a Complete boot kit repair offer for both Wheel & Gearbox side contained in the same kit, for the same car model. To easily identify them, all the SKF kits designations start with VKJP 9XXX. The Complete boot kit offer is also used… more
  • Continental Drives Development of Digital Solutions for Construction and Mining Sectors
    Feb 21, 2019 Buzz

    Continental Drives Development of Digital…

    Member of the Executive Board, Hans-Jürgen Duensing: "Construction site of the future will not operate without digital mortar." World premiere: ContiLogger enables optimized route management and perfectly coordinated tyre use Efficient and safe:… more
  • BMW Group to expand global R&D network: Technology Office due to open in Tel Aviv in 2019
    Feb 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group to expand global R&D network:…

    BMW Group to open Technology Office in Israel Tel Aviv is the centre of the country's startup scene Cooperation with founders and universities planned The BMW Group has been collaborating with Israeli firms from various technology fields for a… more
  • Electriq~Global to launch their water-based fuel with Eleqtec in The Netherlands
    Feb 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Electriq~Global to launch their water-based…

    Through its partnership with Dutch company Eleqtec, Electriq~Global’s water-based fuel is expanding to the Netherlands to power eMobility solutions in 2020. Australian-Israeli company Electriq~Global (www.Electriq.com) and Dutch company Eleqtec… more
  • #Budget2019 - Small Business Back on the real agenda?
    Feb 21, 2019 Buzz

    #Budget2019 - Small Business Back on the…

    Small business is identified as an imperative in the National Development Plan 2030 and as a primary job creator with plans for 90 percent of jobs to be in Small Medium Enterprises (SME). “This has been the policy position in many of the previous… more
  • Protection against bacteria and mould – new biofunctional MEYLE‑ORIGINAL cabin air filter for clean air in the vehicle
    Feb 21, 2019 Buzz

    Protection against bacteria and mould – new…

    Silver-ion coating with antibacterial effect provides additional filtering of bacteria and prevents mould and fungal development Perfect fit for quick and easy installation 16 new references for more than 42 million vehicles worldwide MEYLE… more
  • Antonio Giovinazzi behind the wheel of the Alfa Romeo Racing C38 in Barcelona - Day 2, 2019 Winter Testing
    Feb 21, 2019 Motorsport

    Antonio Giovinazzi behind the wheel of the…

    The Alfa Romeo Racing team headed into the second day of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with the Italian driver Antonio Giovinazzi in the cockpit of the 2019 contender, the Alfa Romeo Racing C38. Antonio completed a total of 101 laps… more
  • Car Care Click Launches in Gauteng…
    Feb 21, 2019 Buzz

    Car Care Click Launches in Gauteng…

    Pioneering the car service and repair experience for customers – Honest, reliable and qualified car mechanics that come to you. Car Care Click, We fix Cars while you do Life! Car Care Click has today, launched a fresh and unprecedented online… more
  • MINI Scouting Menswear competition returns to 2019 SA Fashion Week
    Feb 20, 2019 Buzz

    MINI Scouting Menswear competition returns…

    MINI South Africa has announced another instalment of its MINI Scouting Menswear competition in association with GQ Magazine. Now in its second year of partnering with South African Fashion Week (SAFW), the MINI Scouting Menswear Competition is… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 19 February 2019
    Feb 20, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 19 February 2019

    MasterTips: Driving Technology: how adaptive headlights work Adaptive headlight systems allow drivers to spot a difficult-to-see object on a dark, curved road about a third of a second earlier than with conventional headlights. This is how this… more
  • Why use an accredited vehicle repairer or dealership? Here’s why…
    Feb 20, 2019 Buzz

    Why use an accredited vehicle repairer or…

    You are looking for a mechanical workshop, motor body repairer, or even to buy a new car and you don’t know where to start. Well, accreditation is a good place to start, says Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI). “By… more
  • ContiTech South Africa attains 51% black ownership in local empowerment deal
    Feb 20, 2019 Buzz

    ContiTech South Africa attains 51% black…

    Continental is pleased to announce that ContiTech South Africa has increased its local empowerment ownership in South Africa, through the transformation of its shareholding to a 51% black and 31% black female South African ownership. As a company we… more
  • Isuzu bakkies are a favourite in Zimbabwe
    Feb 20, 2019 Buzz

    Isuzu bakkies are a favourite in Zimbabwe

    Isuzu achieved 25% overall market share in Zimbabwe in 2018; Massive volume increases of Double Cab sales experienced country-wide; Isuzu is also the best-seller in the King (Extended) Cab segment. Zimbabweans love their bakkies. In fact, it is safe to… more
  • Honda Announces Global Automobile Manufacturing Restructure
    Feb 20, 2019 Buzz

    Honda Announces Global Automobile…

    Honda has today announced it will restructure its global manufacturing network. This restructure comes as Honda accelerates its commitment to electrified cars, in response to the unprecedented changes in the global automotive industry. The… more
  • Used Oil - do’s & don’t s for DIY mechanics, workshops and service centres
    Feb 20, 2019 Buzz

    Used Oil - do’s & don’t s for DIY mechanics,…

    It is estimated that South Africa generates about 120 million litres of used lubricant oil every year. This is a large amount of used oil that, if not collected and recycled responsibly, could make its way into our environment and cause untold… more
  • Toyota #SOMI 2019 Presentation
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    Toyota #SOMI 2019 Presentation

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  • The Rule of Law and moving SA forward
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    The Rule of Law and moving SA forward

    The Rule of Law is one of the ideals of our political morality. It refers to the ascendancy of law as such and of the institutions of law in a system of governance. South Africa is flirting dangerously with destabilising the Rule of Law when… more
  • Local Primary School Receives Transport Boost
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    Local Primary School Receives Transport Boost

    The learners from Heatherbank Primary School close to Theesecombe received a transport boost with the donation of a 60-seater Isuzu bus. The 108 learners from Grade 1 to Grade 7 are transported daily from Walmer Township and surrounds to school.… more
  • Eibach Springs is pleased to announce that Andrew D. Graham joined the group’s German operation in January 2019.
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    Eibach Springs is pleased to announce that…

    "We are delighted to welcome Andrew to Eibach and look forward to using the breadth and depth of his knowledge and experience to take our aftermarket coil spring programme (Eibach Replacement Line) to the next stage,” said Christof Schulte, Head of… more
  • New Fiat Advertising Campaign celebrates 2019 Grammy Award Winners Sting & Shaggy for Best Reggae Album
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    New Fiat Advertising Campaign celebrates…

    The new Fiat teaser celebrates the 2019 GRAMMY "Best Reggae Album" winners, Sting & Shaggy, for their chart-topping release, 44/876 (Cherrytree/A&M/Interscope Records) and will give a sneak-peak at the upcoming advertising campaign featuring these… more
  • Continental becomes one of the five Main Partners of the Tour de France in 2019
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    Continental becomes one of the five Main…

    Continental, official partner of the Tour de France from 2018 to 2022, is upgrading its sponsorship to Main Partner of the race in 2019 This year, six teams will be racing on Continental tyres Continental is to equip the official Tour vehicles with… more
  • Owner Dimakatso Taking Delivery of HPVR 500
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    HPVR-500 vacuum truck fits the bill for…

    To execute its stormwater drains and sewer line cleaning contract awarded by the City of Tshwane, Mdndibi Business Enterprise has taken delivery of a new HPVR-500 vacuum truck from leading industrial equipment supplier, Shumani Industrial Equipment.… more
  • Hyundai on podium again in Rally Sweden
    Feb 19, 2019 Motorsport

    Hyundai on podium again in Rally Sweden

    Hyundai Motorsport has taken its second consecutive podium result of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) on the weekend as Thierry Neuville finished in third place after a closely contested battle on the concluding day of Rally Sweden.… more
  • R.S. Days: An all new meetup format for the Renault Sport community
    Feb 19, 2019 Motorsport

    R.S. Days: An all new meetup format for the…

    2019 sees Renault Sport make its return to the track with R.S. Days, a series of new events designed to bring its community of customers and enthusiasts together and immerse them in various aspects of Renault Sport. Seven meets at legendary European… more
  • The moment that Minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu, and Tom Creamer, Telesure Group CEO, cut the ribbon
    Feb 19, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Initative to assist black-owned towing…

    Telesure Investment Holdings (Telesure), which owns and operates several of South Africa’s leading insurance brands, has teamed up with Firstassist to launch an initiative to assist Black-owned Exempted Micro Enterprises take their business to the… more
  • Tips4You - Online Video Tips for Car Refinishers
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    Tips4You - Online Video Tips for Car…

    The new Spies Hecker Tips4You videos feature an experienced refinish technician who shows refinishers how to get the most out of their Spies Hecker products through correct application. The videos, which are available on the Spies Hecker website and… more
  • Hyundai wins two prestigious iF Design Awards
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    Hyundai wins two prestigious iF Design Awards

    Hyundai Motor Company has been recognized for its cutting-edge vehicle design at the world-renowned iF Design Award 2019 for the fifth straight year. The Palisade and Le Fil Rouge concept vehicle each won the Automobiles/Vehicles category at the… more
  • FUCHS set to increase presence in Tanzania
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    FUCHS set to increase presence in Tanzania

    The FUCHS Group, which operates globally in the lubricants industry, is strengthening its presence in Tanzania and is establishing a new company. This will ensure direct access for its customers and distributors to the highest quality global… more
  • Save the best for last
    Feb 19, 2019 Motorsport

    Save the best for last

    At 8.30, exactly 30 minutes before F1 cars took to the track for the first time in 2019, Alfa Romeo Racing presented the new Alfa Romeo Racing C38 Last but not least. A shame that our friends from Wikipedia didn't show up, as it would have made… more
  • Defensive Driver Training Can Make Our Roads Safer
    Feb 19, 2019 Motoring

    Defensive Driver Training Can Make Our Roads…

    According to Pertunia Sibanyoni, CEO of InspectaCar, every South African has a right to safe roads, and the more drivers who undergo defensive driver training, the safer our roads will be - therefore her reason for partnering with MasterDrive, an… more
  • When Elegant empowers, people – such as Hollard Highway Hero Stephen Meje – win
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    When Elegant empowers, people – such as…

    Empowerment in all its facets is central to how Elegant Fuel operates, from its corporate make-up to the communities it supports – and to the people who work for its partners. People such as Stephen Meje, the 2018 winner of the Hollard Highway… more
  • Bogged Down Logging Business Mileage for Tax Season?
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    Bogged Down Logging Business Mileage for Tax…

    The Journey Organizer from Tiger Wheel & Tyre takes the hassle out of tax and travel claims Tax season is upon us and with it the determination to do things better, like logging business mileage. Now, thanks to the Journey Organizer from Tiger Wheel… more
  • Messe Frankfurt to switch over entirely to renewable energy
    Feb 19, 2019 Buzz

    Messe Frankfurt to switch over entirely to…

    As of event year 2020, Messe Frankfurt will be changing over completely to green power, sourcing 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy. This includes the power supply for the stands, halls and exhibition grounds at the company’s… more
  • Alliance Ventures invests in PowerShare to advance charging solutions and services for electric vehicles
    Feb 19, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Alliance Ventures invests in PowerShare to…

    Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, today announced a new investment in PowerShare, an electric vehicle (EV) charging platform startup based in China. PowerShare provides an online platform that… more
  • For B-BBEE to take full hold, black people must back their fellows, B-BBEE Commission roundtable session hears
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    For B-BBEE to take full hold, black people…

    Until black people have enough faith in their fellows to employ them as service providers, black economic transformation (BEE) will not become entrenched, BEE Advisory Council member Dr Thami Mazwai said on Friday. Dr Mazwai was speaking at a… more
  • Auditing firms, technology and their effect on professional investigations
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    Auditing firms, technology and their effect…

    Thirty years ago, South Africa’s professional landscape looked completely different to what it is today. The investigations industry has been revolutionised by the advent of auditing firms which conduct internal investigations, and innovative… more
  • A true BMW racer at the front of the field: new Formula E Safety Car livery presented in Mexico City
    Feb 18, 2019 Motorsport

    A true BMW racer at the front of the field:…

    The BMW i8 Coupe Safety Car will take on the guise of a real racer from the Mexico City E-Prix onwards. The new livery – from the pen of Michael Scully, Head of Design BMW Motorsport – underlines the close relationship between this special BMW i8… more
  • NEASA B-BBEE announcement
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    NEASA B-BBEE announcement

    Dear Employer B-BBEE compliance is a big frustration to most companies and there are various misconceptions surrounding it. In many instances advice is given which compromises the effectiveness of companies without providing any real benefit. It is… more
  • It’s your car – shouldn’t you be allowed to choose who repairs it?
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    It’s your car – shouldn’t you be allowed to…

    The independent car repair industry has been gearing up for the much-needed change it believes will come through implementation of the Automotive Industry Code of Conduct championed by the Competition Commission. “The industry is ready”, says… more
  • Smith Power extends materials handling offering with Baoli range
    Feb 18, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Smith Power extends materials handling…

    Smith Power Equipment, a South African importation and distribution company representing leading global equipment brands, has expanded its offering with the addition of the Baoli range of materials handling equipment to its distribution stable. As… more
  • DRiV Incorporated to Spin From Tenneco Later This Year
    Feb 18, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    DRiV Incorporated to Spin From Tenneco Later…

    New Aftermarket and Ride Performance Company Expected to be a Global Leader DRiV Incorporated is the name of the future publicly traded Aftermarket and Ride Performance company that will launch in the second half of this year, following Tenneco… more
  • Full immersion in the Alfa Romeo world for Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    Full immersion in the Alfa Romeo world for…

    The Alfa Romeo line-up representing the utmost in sportiness and beauty are there with the drivers: Giulietta Veloce, Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio are present for a day on the Balocco proving grounds ahead of what is gearing up to be… more
  • What can personal income taxpayers expect from the 2019 budget speech?
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    What can personal income taxpayers expect…

    Against the backdrop of the weakening Rand, the pain point of the increased marginal tax rate of 45 per cent, the increase in the VAT rate by 1 percent in April 2018 and the decline in household spend, can South Africans really afford another tax… more
  • 2019 SA natioinal season starts at Rover
    Feb 18, 2019 Motorsport

    2019 SA natioinal season starts at Rover

    Speculation may be rife on who will take that holeshot when the first gate drops to see the 2019 TRP Distributors South African National Motocross Championship burst into action at Port Elizabeth's Rover Raceway Saturday 23 February, but there is… more
  • Saving motoring money
    Feb 18, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Saving motoring money

    With relentless fuel price increases, and the budget about to beat us on the head again, it’s time to think smart about how to save serious money from your motoring spend. Gumtree Auto’s Jeff Osborne has a good list of easy-to-implement tips. Fill… more
  • DHL Global Connectedness Index: Globalization hits new record high
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    DHL Global Connectedness Index:…

    Mauritius is sub-Saharan Africa's most connected country International flows of trade, capital, information and people all intensified significantly for the first time since 2007; Mauritius is sub-Saharan Africa's most connected country; Mozambique… more
  • Motolek: Still providing the spark for South Africa’s vehicles after 50 years.
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    Motolek: Still providing the spark for South…

    Casting your mind back to 1969 will conjure up images of the Rolling Stones in their prime, Tom Jones and Three Dog Night. Let your mind wander across to vehicles, and it will likely have visions of the muscular Chev Camaro, the Valiant or the… more
  • SONA 2019 Commentary by Renai Moothilal, NAACAM Executive Director
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    SONA 2019 Commentary by Renai Moothilal,…

    “The SONA was encouraging in that President Ramaphosa reflected on the importance of investment and a sectoral focus to growing the economy, whilst also being clear in his commitment to promoting a business-friendly regulatory environment”… more
  • Open letter to government and business leaders
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    Open letter to government and business…

    Fellow Leaders in Government and Business in South Africa, As I’m sure is the case of many leaders across the country, I spent last Thursday evening listening to President Cyril Ramaphosa delivering the State of the Nation address with keen interest… more
  • Take it easy on the wet roads – other drivers and your car appreciate it!
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    Take it easy on the wet roads – other…

    The rains have arrived in earnest in many parts of the country and with it comes wet, slippery roads and bad-tempered, impatient drivers. “Along with that the load-shedding means traffic lights aren’t working and motorists are facing delays. This… more
  • ISUZU Consolidates Bakkie and Truck Plant
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    ISUZU Consolidates Bakkie and Truck Plant

    Creating a more efficient footprint, Isuzu Motors South Africa today officially launched its consolidated truck and bakkie manufacturing plant. The R27-million project of relocating the Isuzu truck production facilities from Kempston Road in Port… more
  • IBM Services transforming Vivo Energy with SAP S/4HANA
    Feb 18, 2019 Buzz

    IBM Services transforming Vivo Energy with…

    Fueling future growth by boosting efficiency and unlocking operational insight IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced that Vivo Energy, a market-leading company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Africa has selected IBM… more
  • New Renault KOLEOS - Prestigious Design, State of the Art Technology and High-End Refinement come standard
    Feb 18, 2019 Motoring

    New Renault KOLEOS - Prestigious Design,…

    New KOLEOS is Renault's flagship SUV, distinguishable by- A powerful design with all the stylistic codes of Renault's new identity. A refined interior equipped with the segment's very best journey-enhancing features, marked by premium quality.… more
  • Fuel price reversal as oil strengthens
    Feb 15, 2019 Buzz

    Fuel price reversal as oil strengthens

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

    2017/18 SAMBRA Awards a resounding success

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

    Isuzu Celebrates a Year of Milestones in…

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

    B-BBEE Commission to host a roundtable on…

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

    SAMBRA echoes Ramaphosa’s call to empower…

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

    PENTA Motor Group joins the 2019 Autotrader…

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

    2018 FINANCIAL RESULTS: Groupe Renault…

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

    SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. drives…

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

    Faster and more powerful than ever before:…

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

    Fighting the supply chain skills crisis

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

    THE TIRE COLOGNE shows strength

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

    Groupe Renault Board of Directors…

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

    Believe in yourself and work hard advises…

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

    ‘Not just a pile of junk’

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

    MEYLE simplifies part identification for…

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

    Truck sales off to a good start in 2019

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

    BI partners with OVK to offer its Agri-Smart…

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

    Due to three years of increased growth, the…

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

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 12 February 2019

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

    The future of the Modena plant: Maserati…

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

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

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

    What makes a racing driver the perfect…

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

    Get ready for the biggest trade show of the…

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

    Who Owns Which Car Brands: 64 Curious Facts…

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

    NAACAM Show 2019: Conference programme and…

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

    Fiat 500 in the Spotlight at the MoMA in New…

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

    Local students win study bursaries worth…

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

    Ctrack partners with the National Small…

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

    Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training…

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

    Cosatu protest action 13 February 2019

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

    Hyundai wants to keep its crown in Rally…

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

    Production of New Ford Ranger Commences in…

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

    New study by Schneider Electric reveals…

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

    CEO of TATA Africa takes up position on the…

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

    Beach Buggies – South Africans are still…

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

    Appointment of Mr. Lance Schultz as Chief…

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

    SKF Technical Bulletin - Switchable and…

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

    World premiere of all-new 2020 Subaru Legacy…

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

    Product feature updates on the Mazda CX-5

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

    2019 Jeep Wrangler and 2019 Fiat 124 Spider…

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

    Mpumalanga 400’s award winning formula…

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

    Bad economics is killing rhino

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

    Isuzu's Fourth Best Technician in the World…

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

    Land discourse being used as smoke and…

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

    Jeep Brand's "More Than Just Words"…

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

    DENSO Sponsors Angie and Matt Smith for 2019…

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

    NERSA must give Eskom zero

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

    2019 World Car Finals - The Countdown begins

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

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 05 February 2019

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

    BMW iNEXT undergoes winter trial tests:…

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

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

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

    African road safety leadership program kicks…

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

    Mazda to Unveil New SUV at Geneva Motor Show

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

    Volkswagen Golf R, now with a power output…

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

    Excitement builds for SAMBRA Awards

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

    SoundComfort from Goodyear voted Product of…

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

    Continental becomes Founding Partner in…

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

    Productivity to the fore!

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

    ACMA Automechanika New Delhi sold out;…

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

    Hyundai Motor Group Introduces World’s First…

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

    Volkswagen Motorsport raring to fire in 2019

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

    Mazda SA Executive Team Appointments

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

    Mazda Finance celebrates its 4th Birthday

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

    Sauber and Alfa Romeo to keep fighting for…

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

    Abarth sets a new sales record in 2018 and…

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

    Commercial and passenger vehicles spotlight…

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

    Electrically powered driving pleasure in the…

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

    Mahindra responds to success of Karoo…

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

    Auto Alert January / February 2019

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

    The Phoenix January / February 2019

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

    Classic car restoration: a bright orange…

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

    NAACAM Show 2019: Estimated 1 000+ parts…

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

    Double victory for Alfa Romeo in the…

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

    Two Promising Overseas Markets Provide Huge…

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

    NAAMSA comment on the January, 2019 industry…

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

    OLX releases data of 2018’s top selling…

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

    Franchising must stay ahead of the game

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

    Looking to grow your business in 2019?

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

    Bridgestone Launches BATTLAX ADVENTURECROSS…

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

    Thule Is Ready For The E-bike Revolution

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

    Five top tips for choosing a mechanic that…

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

    Major success for Hyundai’s concrete mixers…

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

    Enertec Introduces The CTEK CT5 "Time To Go"…

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

    “Chick Trucks” for large SA logistics company

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

    A Panacea for SAA?

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

    McLaren 720S GT3 To run with new GT3…

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

    Autopromotec Blog News - January 2019

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

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

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

    SA’s support of Venezuela’s Maduro tramples…

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

    Cummins Inc. Celebrates Centennial Year

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

    Firestone’s new agricultural tyre warranty…

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

    Alliance members achieve combined sales of…

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

    Focus on noise-reduced performance: MEYLE-PD…

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

    Prepare for industry 4.0

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

    BILSTEIN Powers Into 2019

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

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

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

    Testing days announced for the South African…

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

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

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

    2019 Luxury Vehicle Outlook: Maserati SA…

    Maserati South Africa is forecasting a promising and favourable year ahead, this being despite a slowdown in overall vehicle sales in 2018 and the SA economy recovering from a technical recession late last year. This is the view of Marc de St Pern,… more
  • Future thinking translates into energy efficiency
    Jan 31, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Future thinking translates into energy…

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

    Vehicle Manufacturers and Dealers Continue…

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

    Volkswagen's expansion in Sub-Sahara Africa…

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

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 29 January 2019

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

    Mixed fuel picture for February

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

    Hyundai misses Monte-Carlo win by 2 seconds…

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

    BMW model update measures for spring 2019*

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

    Abarth 124 rally Kicks Off the 2019 Season…

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

    Supa Quick Quickademy prizes advance lucky…

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

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

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

    Battery Centre moves to the Cloud

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

    Very special cars on Veteran Tour

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

    Lotus and Williams advanced engineering…

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

    BMW wins the 24 Hours of Daytona and…

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

    Ford Global Caring Month Put the Spotlight…

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

    Mazda SA Introduces Apple Carplay and…

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

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

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

    A fast lane to Southwest China’s automotive…

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

    Volkswagen is the most awarded brand at 2019…

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

    5 ways unnecessary idling damages your car

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

    Honda Civic Type R - Hot Hatch Category…

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

    Festive season road deaths should shock us,…

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

    The 2019 Season Starts, Abarth 124 rally to…

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

    Groupe Renault Board of Directors…

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

    Top-notch BMW engineering, know-how and…

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

    It’s show time again at Vermont Sales

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

    Safe, Convenient, Award-Winning: Continental…

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

    Pajero Sport keeps Blitzbok captain, family…

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

    DENSO Named Marketing Sponsor of John Force…

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

    The "Quadrifoglio" models of Alfa Romeo win…

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

    Hyundai tackles classic Rallye Monte-Carlo…

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

    New BI Sales and Marketing Director to focus…

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

    Official Ferrari dealer, Scuderia South…

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

    The ugly truth about climate change

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

    Right to Repair is bigger than just motor…

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

    Audi electrifies the World Economic Forum in…

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

    DENSO Automotive Technical Academy Expands…

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

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 22 January 2019

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

    CAPAS 2019 returns and continues to serve as…

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

    Should there be an old age driving limit?

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

    Bridgestone Launches BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22…

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

    Super Group CEO named All Africa Business…

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

    Another year, another phony Oxfam…

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

    New Renault TWINGO: More fun, more…

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

    Updated BMW Model Range Price List

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

    The World Will Gather at Air Cargo Africa…

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

    Getting your car ‘sale ready’

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

    Standard Goodyear truck tyres beat the sands…

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

    BI, Gondolier collaborate on Jonnesway…

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

    Hyundai Kona wins yet another international…

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

    TCM 180i: The exquisite technician

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

    Jeep® Wrangler receives special honour in…

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

    Mahindra's focus on becoming a truly South…

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

    WORLDWIDE SALES RESULTS 2018: Groupe Renault…

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

    Honeywell Announces Garrett as Company Name

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

    Leading in China, Aiming for the world!

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

    Sheldon van der Linde completes 2019 BMW DTM…

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

    SAICA advises SGBs: Don't appoint an auditor…

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

    C-Class reigns supreme! Top 10 most searched…

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

    Clark S-Series is nominated for the IFOY…

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

    Rockwell Automation technologies optimise…

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

    Another year of awful festive road death…

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

    Dakar Rally 2019 – Second place for Nani Roma

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

    Gilbert rides Husqvarna into Dakar top 20

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

    Historic win for local team as SA bikers…

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

    Autoboys brings world’s best windshield…

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

    Informal motor businesses get a boost

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

    Dakar Rally 2019 – Stage 09, Pisco - Pisco

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

    Want a second-hand car but short on cash?

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

    Hailstorm leaves motorists diving for cover

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

    ZF Aftermarket Expands TRW Corner Module…

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

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

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

    National minimum wage bill exemption…

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

    Alliance Ventures invests in Tekion, the…

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

    Women in tech: the female CEOs leading the…

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

    Panda Cross wins the Crossover category at…

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

    BASF co-founds global Alliance to End…

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

    The new BMW 7 Series

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

    Ensuring sustainability in motor body repairs

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

    Afro-socialists are the cause of black…

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

    The MINI 60 Years Edition

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

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 15 January 2019

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

    Five top auto tech trends for 2019

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

    Volvo Cars SUV line-up helps them celebrate…

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

    George Old Car Show 9 – 10 February 2019 -…

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

    Automotive Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR)…

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

    ZF Aftermarket Announces Mark Cali as Head…

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

    #VWDriveDry is committed to driving pledges…

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

    Dakar Rally 2019 – Stage 08, San Juan de…

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

    Volkswagen Group South Africa leads the…

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

    Fuel price set for further drops

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

    MAHLE Brexit reminder

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

    Heatwave hits – how to stop your car…

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

    NSK develops world´s first hydraulic load…

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

    Hyundai Reveals New Technology to Assist…

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

    Ctrack launches ultra compact tracking…

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

    Jason Cleghorn to head up Marketing &…

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

    How to protect your car battery from high…

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

    Tata on the up

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

    International Passion for Speed events at…

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

    2019 SACCS calendar

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

    Another good day at the Dakar for Kenny

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

    Al Attiyah leads by 46 minutes; 2 days to…

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

    Fifth in Dakar class for Variawa, Bodhanya

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

    India’s leading aftermarket trade fair is…

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

    Bold campaign encourages South Africans to…

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

    What is your car worth?

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

    Fidelity SecureDrive hits the fleet market…

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

    522 kW Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: The…

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

    Continental Pioneers Tire Tests With…

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

    Dakar - Cat and mouse with three days to go

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

    BMW Group remains world’s leading premium…

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

    NAACAM Show 2019: Foreign investors,…

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

    Check out your new year gift, AMR 2019…

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

    Day 6: The official rest day and halfway…

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

    Shameer, Zaheer ready to race to finish

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

    Partinform Kimberley

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

    Partinform Richards Bay

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

    Partinform Polokwane

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

    Partinform Rustenburg

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

    Bethlehem on the Rise

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

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 2

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

    Communication following the release of…

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

    Dakar dice of the giants

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

    FLIR Launches Second Generation Thermal…

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

    BMW Group delivers over 140,000 electrified…

    Electrified vehicles sales up 38.4% year-on-year BMW Group European market leader in electromobility Krüger: Once again, we’ve achieved our ambitious target Company set to continue leading role in technology innovation 500,000 BMW Group e-vehicles… more