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FILTRATION WITH FLAIR READY TO FLY

  • MANN+HUMMEL Filters South Africa is ready for lift-off, with all their ducks precisely in a row
  • AUTHORATATIVE. Uncompromising. Excellent.

FILTRATION WITH FLAIR READY TO FLYThese three words sum up the German experience most succinctly, and together combine to provide the most consistent offering for a manufactured product.

When it comes to the automotive aftermarket, and it concerns filtration, those three words are laconic. It’s not often that you can, indeed, use three words to sum it all up so neatly, like a perfectly packaged item, not a seam out of place. Yet, with MANN-FILTER you can, and the great news for all perfectionists out there is that MANN+HUMMEL and MANN-FILTER are right here in Johannesburg, ready to supply you with the best in filtration.

In fact, conducting an interview with the guys at MANN+HUMMEL South Africa, you feel as if you’ve been in an intensive R&D planning session, something that is, indeed, a common occurrence in any German scenario, so it’s not surprising that when you fling in a question intended to throw the guys off course, they come back with the correct answer without any hesitation. That’s what intensive R&D does. That’s what German quick-thinkers do the best.

Preamble aside, this filtration news couldn’t have come at a better time in the aftermarket industry. Precision and perfection is much needed where many sub-standard items are becoming increasingly insidious in the marketplace.

We are meeting with two men soaked in the ethos of MANN+HUMMEL. It’s like the smell of the earth after a soaking South African thunderstorm. Sweet and succulent, expectant with possibilities. That is the interview experience. It is immensely satisfying. Africa, or anywhere really, needs the very best, and when it concerns filtration, it is of dire necessity as sacrificing quality for cheaper products could have disastrous consequences.

The men in question, Cédric Dackam, vice president for MANN+HUMMEL Middle East Africa, and Piet van der Heever, managing director, MANN+HUMMEL Filters South Africa have been busy for a while getting the South African operation ready to meet all market expectations.

Dackam started collating all the background information in November 2016, conducting investigations and efficacy strategies.

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    Econometrix - Introduction to Economics…

    Yumna Ebrahim, an economist and part-time lecturer, unpacks and explains economic jargon and concepts in a simple, yet informative manner, in this practical one day economics course. “Nobody ever became rich from knowledge of economics, but nobody… more
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  • Speed, cars and logistics challenges
    Apr 13, 2018 Motorsport

    Speed, cars and logistics challenges

    Cape Town’s Killarney International Raceway made history in November 2017 when it hosted the first FIA World Rallycross (WRX) event ever staged in Africa. Behind the scenes, and over many months ahead of the much-anticipated championship, the… more
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  • Continental Unveils New Assistance Concepts for Early Risk Detection of Aquaplaning Situations
    Apr 13, 2018 Motoring

    Continental Unveils New Assistance Concepts…

    Continental is developing new concepts designed to warn drivers about an imminent risk of aquaplaning Aquaplaning assistance concepts utilize surround view camera images and signals from tire-mounted sensors (eTIS) for advanced tire information The… more
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  • The new Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace
    Apr 13, 2018 Motoring

    The new Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

    The New Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace closes the gap between the compact Tiguan and the premium class Touareg. 215 mm additional external length creates capacity for a standard third row of seats, which turns the longer wheelbase Tiguan into a… more
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  • More strategic investment in Africa’s ports can accelerate growth and development by strengthening trade
    Apr 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    More strategic investment in Africa’s ports…

    Despite the high volumes of goods that require transport, the development and integration of ports in Africa’s wider logistic chains remains uneven Africa needs to take advantage of the economic potential of its ports and shipping sector if it is to… more
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  • Opera State of the mobile web report for the first quarter of 2018
    Apr 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Opera State of the mobile web report for the…

    According to Opera’s State of the mobile web report Q1 2018, 35 percent of South Africans prefer to access social media through their mobile browser. One third of the surveyed internet users believe a mobile browser offers them more privacy features… more
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  • Continental Aims for Clean Sweep of 2018 Corporate Triathlon Challenge
    Apr 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continental Aims for Clean Sweep of 2018…

    Continental fields 20 teams and 4 individual athletes for 2018 event Several current title holders and previous winners return once again to compete in Continental colours 380 m sea swim, 18 km cycle, 4.2 km run - starts at 07h50 on Saturday 14… more
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  • Porsche begins 2018 with further growth
    Apr 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Porsche begins 2018 with further growth

    Dubai. It’s been a successful start to the year: In the first quarter of 2018, Porsche AG delivered around 63,500 vehicles worldwide, equivalent to an increase of six per cent compared with the previous year. This represents the most successful… more
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  • Property rights are human rights
    Apr 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Property rights are human rights

    We take for granted the rights for which many fought and died. We also seem to be taking lightly the serious threats that are being made to our freedoms. The most serious being the move by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and African National… more
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  • New MOU to lift the lid on advanced manufacturing growth
    Apr 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New MOU to lift the lid on advanced…

    The Mandela Bay Composites Cluster and eNtsa, an engagement institute within the Nelson Mandela University have signed a co-operation agreement which is set to boost the development and use of composites in South Africa. In terms of a Memorandum of… more
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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 15
    Apr 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 15

    SEMA Members to Meet With Lawmakers at Washington Rally During the 2018 SEMA Washington Rally, Wednesday, May 16, members can connect with legislative officials and voice their concerns on issues that matter most to their businesses. ‌ // Breaking… more
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  • New centre of excellence for autonomous driving. BMW officially opens its autonomous driving campus in Unterschleißheim near Munich.
    Apr 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New centre of excellence for autonomous…

    The BMW Group today celebrated the official opening of its autonomous driving campus in Unterschleißheim. Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Development and Research, and Bavarian state premier Markus Söder… more
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  • Tenneco to Create Two Independent, Public Companies with Acquisition of Federal-Mogul
    Apr 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco to Create Two Independent, Public…

    Aftermarket & Ride Performance Company; Powertrain Technology Company Transformational acquisition accelerates long-term value creation by creating two focused, purpose built industry leaders in their respective markets with greater scale, and… more
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  • View some of the most spectacular motor racing ever staged in South Africa on RetroRacingRewind Face Book
    Apr 13, 2018 Motorsport

    View some of the most spectacular motor…

    Go to RetroRacingRewind/videos on Face Book and get sample of the best motor racing ever filmed in SA. The Glory Years of South African motorsport (1990 to 2006). View it on Face Book and then get it all for an affordable R480 annual fee. Modified… more
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  • The Michelin sponsored SAGMJ Motor Sportsman Of The Year for 2017 is Kelvin Van Der Linde
    Apr 13, 2018 Motorsport

    The Michelin sponsored SAGMJ Motor Sportsman…

    The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists’ 2017 Motor Sportsman of the Year, sponsored by Michelin, is 21-year-old Kelvin van der Linde of Johannesburg. This is awarded to him for his many achievements racing an Audi R8 with great success in… more
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  • Signature Motorsport MINI team on a high heading for Cape Town races
    Apr 13, 2018 Motorsport

    Signature Motorsport MINI team on a high…

    Preview: Sasol GTC2 Championship – Rd 2, Killarney, 21st April Signature Motorsport is brimful of confidence and leading the championship standings as the team heads to Cape Town’s Killarney Raceway for round two of the Sasol GTC2 CHampionship on… more
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  • BMW Group opens new Regional Distribution Centre
    Apr 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BMW Group opens new Regional Distribution…

    BMW Group South Africa on the 11th of April opened its new Regional Distribution Centre at Waterfall, Gauteng. Project developer Attacq and BMW Group have invested together R260m to create a 32 000sqm facility with storage space for 600 000 parts… more
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  • Goodyear Launches New Light Tonnage Truck Tyres with increased robustness for all road conditions and vehicle types (diesel, hybrid and electric)
    Apr 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear Launches New Light Tonnage Truck…

    Twenty new 17.5" and 19.5" steer and drive axle truck tyres Goodyear is launching new KMAX S and KMAX D 17.5" and 19.5" steer and drive axle tyres to satisfy the customer need for robustness, versatility, good performance in all weather conditions… more
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  • Five lucky Shell customers get saucin’ after winning a BMW
    Apr 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Five lucky Shell customers get saucin’ after…

    5 lucky, loyal customers who each won a BMW after entering the annual 5 BMW’s in 5 Week’s competition. On 29 March 2018, Shell Ultra City Jacaranda hosted Shell executives, media and the ecstatic customers for an exciting day where the winners… more
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  • WARN 5000 DC Utility Winch
    Apr 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    WARN 5000 DC Utility Winch

    Torre Parts and Components have announced the release of the WARN 5000 DC Utility Winch, ideal for loading trailers and for other utility tasks. The winch features a strong 1.9 hp permanent magnet DC motor, a durable three-stage planetary gear-train… more
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  • Five car companies that are teaming up with Techies
    Apr 11, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Five car companies that are teaming up with…

    Futurologists believe that cars, as we know them, will soon become obsolete. The humble automobile will evolve from a vehicle that takes you from A to B into an extension of our smart phones. They will communicate with us, come complete with AI and… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 10 April 2018
    Apr 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 10 April 2018

    MasterTips: Blame it on daytime running lights Several years ago certain parts of the world made it mandatory for a vehicle’s lights to be on at all times – as soon as the ignition is switched on, lights are activated. Yet, are the rear lights… more
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  • Sabat Hero Run promotion to raise funds for the Caring Daisies
    Apr 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sabat Hero Run promotion to raise funds for…

    Sabat Hero Run promotion to raise funds for the Caring Daisies Charity 14th April 2018 at PHSOB Club Sabat, drivers, riders AutObarn and the motor enthusiasts have all got together to support the Sabat Hero fun run this coming weekend, at the PHSOB… more
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  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City demonstrates its capabilities with a highly anticipated 2018 fringe programme
    Apr 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City demonstrates…

    Vietnam’s automotive service industry continues to grow alongside the show’s educational events Three weeks from now, Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City (AMHCMC), the leading international business platform for the automotive service sector in Vietnam… more
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  • Farm Murders.What is ambiguous about it? When does murder become a slaughter?
    Apr 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Farm Murders.What is ambiguous about it?…

    This is a response to an article titled: ‘Genocide on the farms? Show us the facts' published by Sunday Times on 25 March 2018 (click here to view this article). I believe many, especially those deeply affected by the murder of farmers, either… more
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  • Petrol price breakdown
    Apr 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Petrol price breakdown

    Levies make up almost 40% of price at pumps To understand how the fuel price is comprised, the Automobile Association (AA) is publishing a fuel price breakdown for the third year. This breakdown gives a snapshot of how the cost of every litre of… more
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  • Round 2 of Historic Tour deliver spectacular historic car action
    Apr 10, 2018 Motorsport

    Round 2 of Historic Tour deliver spectacular…

    Round two of the 2018 Historic Tour provided spectacle, close competition and some surprising results at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria on Saturday (April 7). Heading up the day’s programme were two races for SKF Pre-1966 Legend Saloon Cars.… more
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  • Tork Craft launches its new high performance ultra-bright Super Torch
    Apr 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tork Craft launches its new high performance…

    Dual LED flashlight and floodlight, with dual field of view, 400 Lumens, aircraft grade aluminium, 6 great modes, is impact and water resistant. TCFL400 Tork Craft have just released their new flag ship high performance Super Torch a dual LED long… more
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  •  Only 3 weeks left to apply for an all-inclusive Sasol bursary for 2019 academic year
    Apr 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Only 3 weeks left to apply for an…

    The deadline for applications for an all-inclusive bursary from Sasol to study Engineering, Science and Accounting in 2019 is fast approaching. Top Mathematics and Science learners in Grade 12 - as well as post-graduate Engineering, Science and… more
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  • Autotalks and Griiip Demonstrate the World's First Motorsport V2V Application on a Racetrack
    Apr 10, 2018 Motorsport

    Autotalks and Griiip Demonstrate the World's…

    Autotalks (www.auto-talks.com), a global leader in V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communication chipsets, and the Israeli startup Griiip (http://www.griiip.com), developing a next generation single seater race car, have demonstrated the world's first… more
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  • Supercar legends set for London Concours 2018
    Apr 10, 2018 Motoring

    Supercar legends set for London Concours 2018

    London Concours 2018 will be hosting a selection of the fastest and most iconic supercars ever created The carefully curated array of vehicles includes the Ferrari F50, Aston Martin One-77, McLaren F1 and Lamborghini Miura S The UK’s finest… more
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  • Dr. Mehran Zarrebini checks the quality of rubber crumb at the end of the production line in the Mathe Group factory in Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal.
    Apr 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mathe Group success story grows recycling…

    Ongoing investment and growth at Mathe Group, South Africa’s largest tyre recycler, showed that it is possible to shrink the ever-growing mountain of truck tyres that are still threatening to become a national environmental hazard whilst also… more
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  • Volkswagen employees pack 25 000 meals for orphaned and vulnerable children
    Apr 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen employees pack 25 000 meals for…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa continue their Employee Volunteer Programme Over 20 organisations helped since inception in 2011 Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) employees and their loved ones joined hands on Saturday to uplift and renovate the… more
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  • Demag’s new Double V-Girder quadruples lifting capacity
    Apr 10, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Demag’s new Double V-Girder quadruples…

    Demag, one of the oldest crane manufacturers in the world established almost 200 years ago, has developed a new Double V-Girder crane which is capable of a 50T lifting capacity – four times that of the Single Girder. The double-girder overhead… more
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  • The Land Cruiser Festival and Africa Record 2018
    Apr 09, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The Land Cruiser Festival and Africa Record…

    SONDELA NATURE RESERVE AND SPA, BELA BELA - 17 TO 19 AUGUST 2018 Download The Brochure Here more
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  • The First Annual African Meeting of Alcohol Toxicology
    Apr 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The First Annual African Meeting of Alcohol…

    Do you want to know what happens when you drink alcohol? Do you want to know how long it takes to get tipsy or drunk? Or to understand the effect of food when drinking? Or the effect of carbonated drinks combined with alcohol? Do you want to know… more
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  • Tesla unveiled the world's first mass-produced electric car 9 years ago – why aren’t more people driving them?
    Apr 09, 2018 Motoring

    Tesla unveiled the world's first…

    In March 2009, Tesla Motors unveiled what it touted as the world's first mass-produced, highway capable electric car. It received an enthusiastic response. Nearly a decade later and electric cars are still an anomaly on the roads. As environmental… more
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  • Mahindra South Africa has a new Chief Executive Officer
    Apr 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mahindra South Africa has a new Chief…

    Mahindra South Africa, now in its 14th year of business in the country, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Rajesh Gupta as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Rajesh's appointment follows the earlier announcement of the erstwhile CEO Mr… more
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  • Lindenberg Racing shines at Zwartkops
    Apr 09, 2018 Motorsport

    Podiums all round - Lindenberg Racing shines…

    Lindenberg Racing enjoyed a positive day of racing at the Historic Tour meeting at Zwartkops on Saturday, with the team scoring several podium positions on the day. Djurk Venter brought home a popular race 1 win en route to second overall in Class G… more
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  • Tyrexpo Africa 2018: Revitalising Africa’s tyre and automotive communities through new business opportunities
    Apr 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tyrexpo Africa 2018: Revitalising Africa’s…

    Tyrexpo Africa 2018, the continent’s premier trade show serving the tyre and automotive aftermarket ecospheres, will be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre Hall 2, Johannesburg, South Africa from 10 to 12 April 2018, together with GarageXpo… more
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  • F1's 'next generation' left awe-struck by 'unbelievable' rallycross tryout
    Apr 09, 2018 Motorsport

    F1's 'next generation' left awe-struck by…

    They're used to competing at the highest levels of motorsport, but that didn’t stop three of Britain’s brightest young racing talents being left almost speechless after experiencing the sheer power of a Supercar as raced in the FIA World Rallycross… more
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  • BMW M8 GTE makes FIA WEC debut at The Prologue
    Apr 09, 2018 Motoring

    BMW M8 GTE makes FIA WEC debut at The…

    Munich. BMW M Motorsport will make its maiden FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) appearance this week (6th/7th April) as it enters The Prologue, the official pre-season test at Circuit Paul Ricard in the South of France. BMW M Motorsport can… more
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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 14
    Apr 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 14

    Submit Nominations for 2018 SEMA News 35 Under 35 SEMA News is looking to highlight top-tier talent in the automotive aftermarket industry who are age 35 and younger. 2018 SEMA Show Registration Open! Attendee, exhibitor and media registration for… more
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  • Transportation most worried about business interruption
    Apr 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Transportation most worried about business…

    Business interruption is the biggest concern in transportation Cyber incidents and natural catastrophes are new emerging risks for the sector Theft, fraud, corruption moved up to second place Changes in legislation and regulation declined as a risk.… more
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  • BMW Group South Africa starts production of the new BMW X3 at its Rosslyn plant
    Apr 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BMW Group South Africa starts production of…

    State-of-the-art manufacturing plant has a maximum annual capacity of 76 000 units. R6.1bn investment bears fruit as first customer cars start rolling off the line. BMW Group's commitment to South Africa and its people continues after 45 years of… more
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  • Aston Martin Vanquish s red10 flying on to ‘built in britain’ feature at the confused.com London motor show
    Apr 09, 2018 Motoring

    Aston Martin Vanquish s red10 flying on to…

    Unique RAF Red Arrows tribute Aston Martin Vanquish S confirmed for The Confused.com London Motor Show The car, which celebrates two of the most iconic marques in British history and engineering, to line up on the ‘Built In Britain’ feature Iconic… more
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  • PSA and Romano Signs Merge
    Apr 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    PSA and Romano Signs Merge

    Creates largest signage company in Sub-Saharan Africa Premier Sayina Africa (PSA), a manufacturer and supplier of branded corporate signage (PSA), and Romano Signs have merged, creating the largest corporate signage company in sub-Saharan Africa.… more
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  • Mazda's Long-Term Vision for Technology Development, 'Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030'
    Apr 09, 2018 Motoring

    Mazda's Long-Term Vision for Technology…

    SKYACTIV-X, world's first commercial petrol engine to use compression ignition. Mazda's technology development plan aims to harmonize driving pleasure with environmental and safety features. "Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030," is Mazda's new long-term… more
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  • Haval's now part of the great rugby-playing sa lifestyle
    Apr 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Haval's now part of the great rugby-playing…

    With simply phenomenal sales since its launch in South Africa less than a year ago, Haval is fast becoming a fixture on the Mzansi landscape - and now it has firmly cemented itself into the SA lifestyle, more of which in a minute. Indeed, customers… more
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  • New Porsche brand experience for South Africa
    Apr 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Porsche brand experience for South Africa

    Porsche Studio in Cape Town Cape Town. Porsche South Africa has invested in a new Porsche Studio in Cape Town. Situated in the popular Victoria and Alfred Waterfront development, this new site adopts an innovative sales format, enabling Porsche to… more
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  • 4 more days to Tyrexpo Africa 2018 - 60 prizes worth ZAR 81,000 to be won!
    Apr 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    4 more days to Tyrexpo Africa 2018 - 60…

    Tyrexpo Africa just got even better! Register your free visitor pass for a chance to win 60 prizes worth ZAR 81,000 at Tyrexpo Africa 2018 next week! 2 draws on each day – don’t miss out! The 7th edition of Tyrexpo Africa will be happening in 4 days… more
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  • Upcoming Events 6-22 April 2018
    Apr 06, 2018 Motorsport

    Upcoming Events 6-22 April 2018

    06.04.2018 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP, RALLYE OF FRANCE, TOUR DE CORSE 06.04.2018 FIA WORLD TOURING CAR CUP, RACE OF MOROCCO, MARRAKECH FE 08.04.2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX, BAHRAIN 08.04.2018 FIM GRAND PRIX WORLD… more
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  • Epitome Supports Founder Clement Mokoenene in Chivas Venture Global Competition
    Apr 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Epitome Supports Founder Clement Mokoenene…

    Epitome Consulting, civil engineering and project management service provider, is behind its founder, Clement Mokoenene, who, following his Chivas Venture SA 2018 win, is gearing up for the global final in May. The Chivas Venture is a global… more
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  • Volkswagen Created Waves At The Volkswagen Nelson Mandela Bay Surf Pro, presented by Billabong
    Apr 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen Created Waves At The Volkswagen…

    Volkswagen supports local surfing, surfers and a cleaner ocean message at the City Surf Series The Volkswagen Nelson Mandela Bay Surf Pro, presented by Billabong was hosted at Pollok Beach over the long weekend in Volkswagen’s home city of Port… more
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  • Alfa Romeo seduces the Land of the Rising Sun
    Apr 05, 2018 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo seduces the Land of the Rising Sun

    A magnificent 6C 2500 Super Sport Villa d'Este (1951) wins the title of "Best of Show" at the Kyoto "Concours d'Elegance", held from 30 March to 3 April. A 6C 2500 Sport Berlinetta Touring (1939) and a 1900 Super Sprint Touring (1955) were also… more
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  • Ryan Hunt Springbok and Multiple SA National Motocross Champion is to take on world’s toughest Enduro event
    Apr 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Ryan Hunt Springbok and Multiple SA National…

    Ryan Hunt (Alpen racing) Springbok and Multiple SA National Motocross Champion is to take on world’s toughest Enduro event in Austria this year the Erzberg Rodeo. Riding in the famous Austrian Alpen Drill factory colours and supported by the enduro… more
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  • Domestic and Export Sales of Ford Ranger Back on Track
    Apr 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Domestic and Export Sales of Ford Ranger…

    Best Sales of 2018 for Everest, Kuga and Tourneo Custom "The sales results for March 2018 represented somewhat of a mixed bag for the industry. There was a strong pre-emptive buying trend ahead of the VAT increase and the hike in emissions taxes and… more
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  • Tech success for Original Equipment Manufacturers
    Apr 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tech success for Original Equipment…

    Tech Terms defines an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) as “a company that produces hardware to be marketed under another company's brand name”. Earlier this quarter, Tracker Connect (Pty) Ltd was named the SA Qlik Master Reseller OEM Partner of… more
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  • Hyundai Motorsport wants to keep WRC-lead in Tour de Corse
    Apr 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Hyundai Motorsport wants to keep WRC-lead in…

    A victory on the iced and snowed-under roads in Sweden and a second and fourth place in Rally Mexico has ensured that the Hyundai Motorsport team can tackle the 4th round of the World Rally Championship on the island Corsica this weekend as the… more
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  • South Africa is not capitalist, but needs to be...
    Apr 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South Africa is not capitalist, but needs to…

    BY MARTIN VAN STADEN To say that South Africa is a capitalist society is popular among journalists, politicians, and trade unionists. If capitalism is understood to mean a system of free and voluntary engagement without third-party interference, the… more
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  • Picking up the Pieces: What’s Next for Zimbabwe’s Economy?
    Apr 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Picking up the Pieces: What’s Next for…

    “Bob is gone.” At the end of November 2017, under intense pressure, Robert Mugabe stepped down as president of Zimbabwe – a position the controversial leader had held for 30 years. Global response to the news was cautiously optimistic. Even within… more
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  • Diesel Technic 4.62701 Belt tensioner
    Apr 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    DT Spare Parts 4.62701 Belt tensioner

    Product Portrait: 4.62701 Belt tensioner Belt tensioners ensure the correct tensioning of the V-belt or V-ribbed belt as well as the damping of belt vibrations resulting from changes in load of the motor or the auxiliary units. This hydraulically… more
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  • Namibian acquisition supports Imperial Logistics’ African growth aspirations
    Apr 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Namibian acquisition supports Imperial…

    Imperial Logistics has acquired a 70% stake in Namibian sales, warehousing and distribution business CB Enterprises. This transaction, through group company CIC Namibia, is in line with the organisation’s strategy to grow its African CPG and… more
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  • tankpool24 Racing Team to rely on MEYLE also in the 2018 racing season
    Apr 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    tankpool24 Racing Team to rely on MEYLE also…

    As the chosen partner in technology, MEYLE supplies the team with MEYLE parts and engineering expertise In the upcoming season, Steffen Faas will support the tankpool24 Racing Team as the second driver alongside Norbert Kiss The racing series’… more
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  • BMW M5 voted World Performance Car 2018 -  now available in South Africa
    Apr 05, 2018 Motoring

    BMW M5 voted World Performance Car 2018 - …

    Seventh World Car Award for a BMW automobile. The BMW M5 (combined fuel consumption: 10.5 l/100km*; combined CO2 emissions: 241 g/100km*) has been voted "World Performance Car 2018", making this the seventh time BMW has received a World Car Award… more
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  • Updated BMW Model Range Price List - April 2018
    Apr 05, 2018 Motoring

    Updated BMW Model Range Price List - April…

    The updated BMW model range price list based on the new 15% VAT that's effective from April 2018. Download (pdf) more
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  • Absa commentary on the March 2018 NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales & Exports Report
    Apr 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Absa commentary on the March 2018 NAAMSA New…

    Absa infographic providing an overview of the key sales figures as contained in the March 2018 NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales and Exports Report. more
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  • Tenneco expands production of Monroe® monotube shock absorbers
    Apr 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco expands production of Monroe®…

    Company Expands Manufacturing at Dedicated Aftermarket Ride Control Facility in Poland, to Address Increased Demand Thursday, March 29, 2018 — Brussels, Belgium– Tenneco has expanded production of its popular Monroe® monotube shock absorbers by… more
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  • Flexible power solution for buses, coaches, and specialist vehicles
    Apr 04, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Flexible power solution for buses, coaches,…

    Cummins ISL is one of the most popular engines in the transit market due to its high reliability, low maintenance, and fuel efficiency. This provides a highly flexible power choice with a fuel-efficient 8.9 litre configuration. With a lighter weight… more
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  • Continental and Osram Sign Joint Venture Contract
    Apr 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continental and Osram Sign Joint Venture…

    Joint venture involving around 1,500 employees scheduled to start in the second half of 2018 once the necessary approvals have been obtained Both partners have a stake of 50 percent Sales target in mid-triple-digit-million-euro range CEO from Osram,… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 03 April 2018
    Apr 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 03 April 2018

    MasterTips: How to reduce fleet crash rates Is the safety technology of modern cars enough to reduce the amount of crashes/accidents amongst your fleet? Many companies acknowledge that this is only part of the solution. MasterTest: Sam says it has… more
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  • NAAMSA comment on the March 2018 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Apr 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the March 2018 industry…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of March, 2018 – released today for public consumption via the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association said that the proliferation of public holidays during the… more
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  • Will the new vat rate hit car sales?
    Apr 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Will the new vat rate hit car sales?

    On 1 April, the new VAT rate of 15% kicked in across the nation and Head of Gumtree Automotive Jeff Osborne outlined the likely impact on the local motoring industry. While the VAT increase was never going to be welcomed, and some industry bodies… more
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  • Mazda reveals 2018 CX-3 at New York Auto Show
    Apr 04, 2018 Motoring

    Mazda reveals 2018 CX-3 at New York Auto Show

    Updated for the second time since its 2015 launch, the new CX-3 employs Mazda's human-centered design philosophy for a more mature, higher-quality look and feel in every area. Design updates enhance the refined beauty of the model's interior and… more
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  • Photographs from the Extreme Festival - 2018 event at Zwartkops Raceway on 2018-03-17
    Apr 04, 2018 Motorsport

    Photographs from the Extreme Festival -…

    The pick of the photos taken at the races at Zwartkops Raceway on March 17 2018 Click here more
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  • Autopromotec Blog News - March 2018
    Apr 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Autopromotec Blog News - March 2018

    Battery Packs, experience and know-how vital in case of fire Diesel engines to decline? Incentives and super-filters to facilitate the transition Standard or retrofit ADAS systems, the aftermarket grappling with sensor and camera calibrations… more
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  • e-Commerce, Blockchain and so much more at SAPICS 2018
    Apr 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    e-Commerce, Blockchain and so much more at…

    What to look forward to There are so many exciting things you have to look forward to at SAPICS 2018. Be sure to keep an eye out for the talks and workshops that will be most beneficial to you! More than your average conference Here are just some of… more
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  • World premier of all-new 2019 Forester at New York International Auto Show
    Apr 03, 2018 Motoring

    World premier of all-new 2019 Forester at…

    The Subaru Global Platform ensures best-in-class small SUV segment levels of comfort and safety Newly enhanced direct-injection horizontally opposed four-cylinder engines Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and enhanced X-Mode provides outstanding driving… more
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  • Volkswagen Polo - 2018 World Urban Car
    Apr 03, 2018 Motoring

    Volkswagen Polo - 2018 World Urban Car

    The Road to World Car journey concluded today at the New York International Auto Show with the declaration of the VOLKSWAGEN POLO as the 2018 World Urban Car: 2018 marks the sixth time that the company has won a World Car award in our 14 year… more
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  • Network with Advanced Manufacturing Experts - Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show
    Apr 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Network with Advanced Manufacturing Experts…

    The African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show (AAMCS) is Africa’s most comprehensive and dynamic trading and networking platform for technology, products and services in Advanced Manufacturing. It brings together, under one roof,… more
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  • BMW M5 – 2018 World Performance Car
    Apr 03, 2018 Motoring

    BMW M5 – 2018 World Performance Car

    The Road to World Car journey concluded today at the New York International Auto Show with the declaration of the BMW M5 as the 2018 World Performance Car. This is the seventh time that a BMW has won a World Car award in our 14 year history.… more
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  • Audi A8 – 2018 World Luxury Car
    Apr 03, 2018 Motoring

    Audi A8 – 2018 World Luxury Car

    The Road to World Car journey concluded today at the New York International Auto Show with the declaration of the Audi A8 as the 2018 World Luxury Car. 2018 marks the 9th time that AUDI AG has won a World Car award in our 14 year history. The… more
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  • Range Rover Velar – 2018 World Car Design of the Year
    Apr 03, 2018 Motoring

    Range Rover Velar – 2018 World Car Design of…

    The Road to World Car journey concluded today at the New York International Auto Show with the declaration of the RANGE ROVER VELAR as the 2018 World Car Design of the Year. Prof. Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, said: “The Range Rover Velar is… more
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  • World Premiere for Maserati Levante Trofeo at the 2018 New York International Auto Show
    Apr 03, 2018 Motoring

    World Premiere for Maserati Levante Trofeo…

    Top of the line Levante makes waves in New York: one of the most powerful and fastest production Maserati cars ever, storms high-end SUV segment New Levante Trofeo launch edition shown at NYIAS, a limited series intended for select enthusiasts in… more
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  • Nissan Leaf – 2018 World Green Car
    Apr 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Nissan Leaf – 2018 World Green Car

    2018 WORLD CAR AWARDS Celebrating the best of today. Inspiring the best of tomorrow. The Road to World Car journey concluded today at the New York International Auto Show with the declaration of the NISSAN LEAF as the 2018 World Green Car. The… more
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  • Ethekwini Motor Skills Festival 2018
    Apr 03, 2018 Motoring

    Ethekwini Motor Skills Festival 2018

    Ethekwini Motor Skills Festival seeks to promote safety on our roads through education, law enforcement and promotion of moral value. Many lives are lost from illegal motorsports and reckless driving. The main purpose of the event is also to promote… more
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  • The Famous Red Bull Ring to Host Camp Jeep® 2018
    Apr 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Famous Red Bull Ring to Host Camp Jeep®…

    The most important annual event for the Jeep® Owners Group (JOG) and Jeep enthusiasts will take place from July 13 to 15 in the heart of Styria (Austria). Three days for living exciting adventures in pure, authentic Jeep style. The new Wrangler -… more
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  • Volvo XC60 Named World Car of the Year 2018
    Apr 03, 2018 Motoring

    Volvo XC60 Named World Car of the Year 2018

    The new Volvo XC60 midsize SUV has been named World Car of the Year 2018 at the New York Auto Show, adding another accolade to Volvo's growing list. The XC60 also scooped the prestigious North American Utility of the Year Award earlier this year,… more
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  • SANDF's action-packed programme announced
    Mar 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SANDF's action-packed programme announced

    Johannesburg, 30 March 2018 - The Rand Show gives South African families a rare opportunity to interact with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). Nowhere else can you observe the different divisions in action, and see what equipment and… more
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  • Imperial Logistics expands facility and is poised for growth
    Mar 30, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial Logistics expands facility and is…

    Healthcare supply chain leader, Imperial Logistics, has unveiled a world-class expansion at its Centurion facility in South Africa. With more state-of the-art, pharmaceutical compliant storage space, and a new, faster picking methodology, Imperial… more
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  • European eCall now standardizing Vehicle Connectivity
    Mar 30, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    European eCall now standardizing Vehicle…

    Automatic emergency alert system (eCall) obligatory for every new type approval from April 2018 Function reduces response time and can result in fewer road fatalities Connectivity now becoming the standard in vehicles thanks to the telematics unit… more
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  • Fuel up as oil price, levies bite
    Mar 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fuel up as oil price, levies bite

    Further increases in near future can test all-time highs The fuel price is set for a steep hike as higher fuel levies kick in, and an increase in international fuel prices makes its presence felt. This is according to the Automobile Association… more
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  • 5 holiday adventure tips to get your game on
    Mar 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    5 holiday adventure tips to get your game on

    If you’re hitting the road for the holidays, remember to add convenience, adventure and humour to your journey. Don’t let a flat battery dampen your adventurous spirit. Visit your nearest Battery Centre for a free battery test to ensure that you’re… more
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  • Leading automotive businesses pledge their support for safer roads this Easter holiday period
    Mar 29, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Leading automotive businesses pledge their…

    Imperial Road Safety and Hyundai Automotive South Africa have committed their support for road safety on the Bakwena N1N4 toll road Ahead of the 2018 Easter holiday period, automotive industry players, Imperial Road Safety and Hyundai Automotive… more
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  • Renault Captur S-Edition: ‘S’ for Sporty!
    Mar 29, 2018 Motoring

    Renault Captur S-Edition: ‘S’ for Sporty!

    The Renault Captur range has been extended with the addition of a new limited-edition S-Edition version which is exclusively available with a more powerful engine. Bespoke styling and sporty embellishments, with prices (in France) starting from… more
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  • Subaru-backed MTB Team PYGA Euro Steel retain their Absa Cape Epic crown
    Mar 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Subaru-backed MTB Team PYGA Euro Steel…

    Cape Town: Hailed as one of the toughest mountain bike races in the world, the 2018 Cape Epic was once again conquered by Team Pyga EuroSteel in winning fashion, the duo of Matthys Beukes and Julian Jessop winning the African Special Jersey as the… more
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  • The all-new BMW M5 now available in South Africa
    Mar 29, 2018 Motoring

    The all-new BMW M5 now available in South…

    The new BMW M5 (fuel consumption combined: 10.5 l/100 km*; CO2 emissions combined: 241 g/km*) takes driving dynamics into a new dimension. Making its local debut at BMW dealerships nationwide from Thursday, 29 March 2018, the all-new sixth… more
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  • Automotive Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR) 2018 unleashes tremendous potential in China’s automotive aftermarket
    Mar 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automotive Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR)…

    Extensive supply chain coverage in product zones Fringe programme facilitates industry dialogue for cross-sector cooperation and integration The newly formed joint venture company Messe Frankfurt Traders-Link (Beijing) Co Ltd is set to present the… more
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  • Conference Proceedings: Connected Vehicles 2018
    Mar 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Conference Proceedings: Connected Vehicles…

    Day 1 Inaugural Session Welcome Address Sanjeev Malhotra CEO NASSCOM CoE | IoT Debjani Ghosh President Designate NASSCOM Shekar Viswanathan Vice Chairman & Whole-time Director Toyota India Jnaneswar Sen Sr. VP – Marketing & Sales Honda Cars Anjum… more
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  • Tyrexpo Africa 2018: Africa’s gateway to the continent’s Tyre Community coming in April 2018!
    Mar 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tyrexpo Africa 2018: Africa’s gateway to the…

    Over 2,500 international, regional and local attendees comprising of: tyre manufacturers, OEMs, distributors, dealers, retailers fleet operators and garage owners will convene at Tyrexpo Africa (co-located with GarageXpoAfrica), to be held at the… more
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  • MAN expands operations
    Mar 28, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    MAN expands operations

    MAN Automotive's Pinetown Assembly & Own Retail expands to offer Additional services Our MAN Retail operations will open a wholly owned operation in Port Elizabeth. One of SA's largest cities, Port Elizabeth has always been an important location on… more
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  • South Africa’s leading and largest Turbo Group, Turbo Direct is moving to a new state of the art tailor-made premises
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South Africa’s leading and largest Turbo…

    The new premises will accommodate their complete group and all the brands Honeywell Garrett, Borg Warner turbochargers, IHI Clover turbochargers, Mitsubishi turbochargers, Holset turbochargers, ACE Racing Clutches, ARP Fasteners, NOS nitrous oxide… more
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  • Mapei gears for growth
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mapei gears for growth

    Construction chemical manufacturer, Mapei South Africa, has unveiled its impressive new local manufacturing facility in Germiston where it expects to manufacture a wide range of products to meet burgeoning demands for the next 15-20 years. Since… more
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  • 2018 World RX Championship revs into action at Silverstone
    Mar 28, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 World RX Championship revs into action…

    The 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy is shaping up to be the closest and most competitive yet, with this year’s leading contenders predicting an unforgettable season as they came together for the official pre-season… more
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  • Stamford Tyres continues to build its growth momentum at Africa’s premier tyre event
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Stamford Tyres continues to build its growth…

    Stamford Tyres, a long-standing supporter of the Tyrexpo Africa event since its inception fourteen years ago, will once again be participating in the event to build its momentum for growth in the African market. As one of the largest independent… more
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  • For 120 years, Renault has been committed to making its customers’ lives easier every day
    Mar 28, 2018 Motoring

    For 120 years, Renault has been committed to…

    Since its formation 120 years ago Renault has had three lives. That of the company’s founder (1898-1944), that of the Régie Nationale des Usines Renault (RNUR), wholly owned by the French State (1945-1995), and that of Renault SA (1995-present).… more
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  • Ford Expands Engine Assembly Operations at Struandale Engine Plant
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford Expands Engine Assembly Operations at…

    Installation of all-new high-tech assembly line for New Diesel Engine range Current Duratorq TDCi engine assembly line adds 22 new rear and front-wheel drive derivatives and three new markets in Europe Part of R3-billion investment in production… more
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  • Deloitte Reveals Next Generation of Cost Savings Strategies in the Age of Digital Disruption
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Deloitte Reveals Next Generation of Cost…

    Report indicates nearly two-thirds of companies surveyed fail to reach even modest targets when using traditional and tactical strategies JOHANNESBURG, March 2018 — The future of cost management has arrived. According to Deloitte’s first ever… more
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  • Cape Automotive Forum enjoys support from Automechanika
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Cape Automotive Forum enjoys support from…

    The first Cape Automotive Forum, supported by Automechanika, is already attracting interest from exhibitors and conference delegates although it takes place only much later in the year. The event will be staged at the Cape Town Convention Centre… more
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  • BMW Motorrad under new leadership
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BMW Motorrad under new leadership

    Markus Schramm to take over as director of the BMW Group’s motorcycle business Schramm (55) has been with the BMW Group since 1991 and is a passionate motorcyclist On 1 May 2018 Dr Markus Schramm will take over as director of BMW Motorrad. He will… more
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  • Consumers need to understand that medical insurance is changing – for worse
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Consumers need to understand that medical…

    Insurance is a grudge purchase – a necessary expenditure most of us do not willingly make. However, all consumers of insurance need to take note of two events that happened in the last 12 months which are going to affect them all; two pieces of… more
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  • The AutoTrader SA Bike Festival  - Circuit Test Rides on sale now!
    Mar 28, 2018 Motorsport

    The AutoTrader SA Bike Festival - Circuit…

    Event: The AutoTrader South Africa Bike Festival, powered by Discovery Channel Dates: 25-27 May 2018 Venue: Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Gauteng, South Africa Tickets: Festival tickets from R150, Circuit Rides only R125, and Adventure Rides R100.… more
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  • Tickets now on sale for Concours of Elegance 2018
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tickets now on sale for Concours of Elegance…

    Tickets are on sale for the Concours of Elegance, heading to Hampton Court Palace from 31 August - 2 September The rarest and most important cars ever produced, from the 1890s to 2018, will gather in the beautiful gardens of the Palace The Concours… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 27 March 2018
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 27 March 2018

    MasterTips: Poor mental health, a factor in crashes Driver safety is influenced by many factors including health. Much attention is paid to healthy eating and physical fitness but can the same be said for mental health? MasterTest: Sam says it… more
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  • 10 Year Anniversary of Tata Jaguar-Landover buyout: did the gamble pay off?
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    10 Year Anniversary of Tata Jaguar-Landover…

    On the 26th of March 2008, Tata Motors purchased Jaguar and Land Rover from the Ford Motor Company for $2.3 billion. Over the last decade the increase in unit production, the creation of jobs, investment in engineering and the shift to a… more
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  • Volvo Trucks names top dealers
    Mar 28, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo Trucks names top dealers

    Volvo Trucks Southern Africa recently recognised the achievements of its dealers in Pretoria, South Africa. Apart from awards for the company’s top achievers in service, finance, sales, and parts, Volvo Trucks’ best dealers of the year were also… more
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  • Record year for FAW SA despite tough market conditions
    Mar 28, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Record year for FAW SA despite tough market…

    FAW SA enjoyed a record year of sales in 2017, with 1 200 units (including exports) finding new owners during the year. This is the highest ever sales achievement for FAW SA in what is a tough and highly competitive commercial vehicle market.… more
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  • Porsche Centre Pretoria awarded Classic Partner accreditation
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Porsche Centre Pretoria awarded Classic…

    Extended range of services at Porsche Centre Pretoria Pretoria. At a recent function hosted at Porsche Centre Pretoria, the dealership was awarded Porsche Classic Partner certification. Opened on the 31st of March 2018, the facility has become… more
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  • Dunlop rolls out new all-terrain tyre
    Mar 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Dunlop rolls out new all-terrain tyre

    Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (PTY) LTD (SRSA), manufacturer of the popular Dunlop tyre brand, has launched a new, no-nonsense, all-terrain tyre with a reinforced 3-ply sidewall ideal for off-road travel, adventure and exploration. The innovative… more
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  • Lesotho crew take early lead in special vehicle championship
    Mar 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Lesotho crew take early lead in special…

    Wet and slippery route the dominant factor All teams are eager to make a fast start to any championship and for Lesotho pair Stefan van Pletzen and Jaco Pieterse a win on the Mpumalanga 400 in Dullstroom, opening round of the South African Cross… more
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  • Tough weekend for Wilken on his Engen VW Polo Cup debut.
    Mar 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Tough weekend for Wilken on his Engen VW…

    It certainly wasn’t plain sailing for multiple national racing and rallying champion Charl Wilken on his return to competitive racing in the opening round of hotly contested Engen Volkswagen Polo Cup series at the Kyalami Grand Prix circuit this… more
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  • Mitsubishi Triton gets athletic
    Mar 27, 2018 Motoring

    Mitsubishi Triton gets athletic

    Mitsubishi quick out of the blocks with new Triton Athlete Gold medallist boasting a sporty two-tone body kit with bold orange and black exterior design cues with matching two-tone orange and black leather seats and matching interior trimmings… more
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  • Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda appoints new CEO
    Mar 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda…

    Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda has appointed Michaella Rugwizangoga as its new Chief Executive Officer Volkswagen Group South Africa has appointed Michaella Rugwizangoga as the Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda.… more
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  • BMW Group Annual Report 2017
    Mar 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BMW Group Annual Report 2017

    With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network… more
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  • The best BMW dealers in the world. BMW celebrates its dealers with the Excellence in Sales Award
    Mar 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The best BMW dealers in the world. BMW…

    BMW honoured its best dealers from around the world at a celebratory awards evening in the BMW Group Classic. Pieter Nota, BMW AG management board member responsible for Sales and Brand BMW handed out the awards to the 41 top dealers, saying they… more
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  • Sasol GTC entertains large Kyalami crowd
    Mar 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Sasol GTC entertains large Kyalami crowd …

    Midrand, South Africa – Gennaro Bonafede and Simon Moss shared race honours at the opening round of the Sasol GTC Championship held at the iconic Kyalami International Grand Prix Circuit. The racing was close throughout the field with numerous… more
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  • Brad Liebenberg stars for Signature Motorsport at Kyalami
    Mar 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Brad Liebenberg stars for Signature…

    Review: Sasol GTC2 Championship – Rd 1 – Kyalami Signature Motorsport got their 2018 Sasol GTC2 Championship campaign off to a solid start at Kyalami with Brad Liebenberg taking a second place finish in the first race and a feisty victory in race… more
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  • Signature Motorsport goes back to its roots in Polo Cup
    Mar 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Signature Motorsport goes back to its roots…

    Review: Engen Polo Cup, Rd 1, Kyalami – 24th March After winning five Polo Cup championships in the past six years, including the last three in a row, Signature Motorsport has gone back to its roots for their 2018 campaign, fielding a team of three… more
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  • Valuable points for Volkswagen Jetta squad at Kyalami season opener
    Mar 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Valuable points for Volkswagen Jetta squad…

    Mathew Hodges and Daniel Rowe take home top six points Keagan Masters wins again in GTC2 Golf GTi Golf GTi privateers take double podium Kyalami, Midrand - The new-look Volkswagen Motorsport Team had a weekend of mixed results with Mathew Hodges and… more
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  • Spectacular season opener for Sasol GTC Racing Team at Kyalami
    Mar 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Spectacular season opener for Sasol GTC…

    Midrand, South Africa – In an exciting and eventful start to the third season, Gennaro Bonafede got his 2018 Sasol GTC Championship off to an impressive start at Kyalami International Grand Prix Circuit when he banked pole position, took a… more
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  • Whitewash - Stuart does the Kyalami F1600 double
    Mar 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Whitewash - Stuart does the Kyalami F1600…

    Bloemfontein youngster Stuart White set his Road to Indy aspirations off to a perfect start when he dominated the Investchem Formula 1600 races at Kyalami’s Festival of Motoring on Saturday, leaving his rivals to fight over the scraps. White… more
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  • Formula One Australian Grand Prix
    Mar 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Formula One Australian Grand Prix

    Renault Sport Formula One Team opened up its 2018 account with both Nico Hülkenberg and Carlos Sainz finishing in the top ten in today’s Australian Grand Prix. Nico started from P7 on the grid and finished in that same position whilst Carlos started… more
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  • Auto Alert - A probing review of significant global motor industry news - April 2018
    Mar 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Auto Alert - A probing review of significant…

    The American Ranger Last June, we wrote about the likelihood of Ford re-introducing its Ranger “global pickup” to the North American market, following a seven-year absence. The prompt for this discussion was the growing presence of similarly-sized… more
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  • The First Step – with a Long Way to Go
    Mar 26, 2018 The Phoenix

    The First Step – with a Long Way to Go

    In the March 2018 issue of aBr I was presumptuous enough to give Cyril Ramaphosa advice on the size of his cabinet, and even more presumptuous to suggest who should not be there, starting with Malusi Giggle Gigaba, and a list that I promised to… more
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  • Employers have a responsibility to road safety, especially in bad weather
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Employers have a responsibility to road…

    Association says road safety begins before employees arrive at work In adverse weather conditions, such as those currently being experienced in many parts of the country, employers have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their employees. And,… more
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  • Dachser South Africa driving excellence in road freight services
    Mar 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Dachser South Africa driving excellence in…

    Road freight in Africa can be a challenging undertaking. Transporting goods and services throughout the continent requires a network of support partners, a team that has up-to-date information on multi-country customs and border control… more
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  • Vermont Sales Open Trade days break all previous attendance records
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Vermont Sales Open Trade days break all…

    The 18TH showing of the annual Vermont Sales Open days became their most successful trade event yet, breaking all previous customer attendance records. “We can put this success down to the extended days, the many new brands and huge range of… more
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  • Continental rated as a Fortune Most Admired Company, Top Employer
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continental rated as a Fortune Most Admired…

    Continental ranked as top tyre company in motor vehicle parts category by Fortune magazine Recognised for excellence in innovation, social responsibility, product and service quality, people management and global competitiveness Reinforces… more
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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 12
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 12

    SEMA Garage Now Offers Manufacturers Diesel Emissions Compliance Testing Next Week! Deadline to Participate in 2018 SEMA Show Priority Space Selection COMP Performance Group to Host Upcoming SEMA Town Hall Meeting U.S. to Impose $50 Billion in… more
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  • Audi South Africa partners with Terry Moss Racing
    Mar 25, 2018 Motorsport

    Audi South Africa partners with Terry Moss…

    Ahead of its third year in the GTC Africa Championship, Audi South Africa is teaming up with long time Audi envoy, Terry Moss Racing, under the official team name of Engen Audi. "It is great to see that Audi South Africa has officially come on board… more
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  • Taxing people into poverty
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Taxing people into poverty - Luke Muller

    Tax has been a part of human history for millennia. There are records of farmers in ancient Egypt giving up a portion of their crops and peasants having to provide some of their labour freely to the Pharaoh. During the following centuries, taxation… more
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  • Jeep® and Mopar Brands Unveil Seven Concept Vehicles for 52nd Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari
    Mar 25, 2018 Motoring

    Jeep® and Mopar Brands Unveil Seven Concept…

    Jeep® 4SPEED: a lightweight follow-up to two earlier concepts Jeep Sandstorm: a Baja runner built for high-speed desert driving Jeep B-Ute: designed to be off-road ready with practical utility Jeep Wagoneer Roadtrip: luxury heritage design, rich in… more
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  • Garage owners, tyre industry stakeholders: don’t miss Tyrexpo Africa and GarageXpoAfrica!
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Garage owners, tyre industry stakeholders:…

    This one-stop automotive and tyre sector trade show will feature product showcases by over 100 exhibitors, with demos, technical workshops and industry conference sessions for Africa’s fast-growing tyre and automotive repair sectors. Discover the… more
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  • FlexQube sets up German subsidiary and hires a German Sales Manager
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FlexQube sets up German subsidiary and hires…

    As part of FlexQube’s ambition to strengthen its presence on the German market, FlexQube has now set up a German subsidiary, FlexQube GmbH. The German subsidiary is strategically located in Oberursel, just outside of Frankfurt am Main and will… more
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  • MAN eTGE  - Zero Emissions for Customers
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MAN eTGE - Zero Emissions for Customers

    N eTGE to be mass-produced from July onwards MAN eTGE for use in urban areas MAN is now selling a fully electric van, another step forwards in the direction of zero-emission metropolitan areas. The MAN eTGE will meet the demand for future… more
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  • Imperial Logistics gives Pick n Pay a competitive edge
    Mar 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial Logistics gives Pick n Pay a…

    A mobile enabled, completely integrated delivery management solution has delivered business growth, increased market share and greater customer satisfaction for Pick n Pay. Developed and implemented by Resolve, an Imperial Logistics group company,… more
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  • Offroad & Traction - successful pilot training for the tipper truck sector with MAN ProfiDrive®
    Mar 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Offroad & Traction - successful pilot…

    Customised special training for users of all-terrain MAN vehicles Training cooperation with experts from Meiller-Kipper MAN ProfiDrive® offers targeted and sector-specific vocational and advanced training for professional drivers MAN ProfiDrive®… more
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  • Dealing with flash floods - Avoidance is better than trying to get through flooded areas
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Dealing with flash floods - Avoidance is…

    Although flash floods are rare, when they occur, they can wreak havoc. The Automobile Association (AA) says floods can occur quickly, and can be extreme dangerous. The AA urges all motorists caught up in floods to follow some basic rules to… more
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  • Logistics through Innovation and Technology the Focus of SAAFF Congress 2018
    Mar 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Logistics through Innovation and Technology…

    The SA Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) has announced details of its 2018 Congress, scheduled for 29 and 30 August at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Themed ‘Logistics through innovation and technology’, the Congress will… more
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  • MEYLE-ORIGINAL differential pressure sensors ensure efficient regeneration of the diesel particle filter
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MEYLE-ORIGINAL differential pressure sensors…

    Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE to add MEYLE‑ORIGINAL differential pressure sensors to its range of products Flawless communication between the sensor and the control unit helps prevent costly consequential damage and false diagnosis Seven MEYLE… more
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  • Legris India Pvt Ltd Invite You to Visit 3rd International Truck Trailer & Tyre Expo
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Legris India Pvt Ltd Invite You to Visit 3rd…

    Legris India Pvt Ltd Invite You to Visit 3rd International Truck Trailer & Tyre Expo concurrent with 2nd International Tipper & Tanker Expo to be held on 3-4-5-August 2018 at Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat, INDIA. Be A Part of The Expo Register NOW more
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  • MEIBC Extension NOT imminent
    Mar 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MEIBC Extension NOT imminent

    Dear Steel Industry employer The Management Committee of the MEIBC, on 19 March 2018, adopted the Seifsa collective agreement as an agreement of the Council. Even though NEASA, the PCASA, SAEFA and CEO did not support the resolution, it was… more
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  • Clever Kids Come up with Green Way to Keep Windscreen Clean – Using Reused Rainwater
    Mar 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Clever Kids Come up with Green Way to Keep…

    It’s an idea that could one day help save billions of litres of water. * Instead of simply wiping raindrops off our car windscreens, why not collect and reuse the water via the washer jets? Brother and sister Daniel and Lara Krohn were travelling in… more
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  • The third Concours South Africa returns to Sun City 10 TO 12 August 2018
    Mar 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The third Concours South Africa returns to…

    The much-anticipated third annual Concours South Africa will be held in Sun City from 10 to 12 August 2018. Hosted by Concours South Africa, it is one of the handful of such events in the Southern Hemisphere. Dating back to 17th century France,… more
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  • PSRX Volkswagen Sweden reveals new Polo R for World RX title defence
    Mar 23, 2018 Motorsport

    PSRX Volkswagen Sweden reveals new Polo R…

    PSRX Volkswagen Sweden has officially launched its 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy title defence with the unveiling of its new Volkswagen Polo R Supercars today in Autostadt, Wolfsburg (Tuesday). PSRX Volkswagen… more
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  • Lamborghini Polo Storico celebrates 50 years of Espada and Islero at Techno Classica Essen 2018
    Mar 23, 2018 Motoring

    Lamborghini Polo Storico celebrates 50 years…

    Sant’Agata Bolognese/Essen, March 2018 – Lamborghini Polo Storico celebrates 50 years of the Espada and Islero on its stand at Techno Classica 2018 in Essen, from 21 to 25 March. One of the two vehicles shown on the stand in Essen is a Series III… more
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  • G.U.D. Holdings brings colour to life for deaf learners
    Mar 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    G.U.D. Holdings brings colour to life for…

    Fulton School for the Deaf in Durban, celebrated the official opening of their new Sensory Room on 16 March 2018 amongst G.U.D. Holdings Executives, guests, staff and learners. The Sensory room is a learning environment equipped with a range of… more
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  • High-end manufacturers from Italy are waiting for you in Automechanika Istanbul!
  • Isuzu Diesel Engines are Renowned Worldwide
    Mar 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Isuzu Diesel Engines are Renowned Worldwide

    More than 25 million Isuzu diesel engines produced for global markets Isuzu engines used in various commercial industries Customising the engine on display in the Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) foyer in Struandale, Port Elizabeth, became a project… more
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  • Masterdrive Mailer - 20 March 2018
    Mar 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Masterdrive Mailer - 20 March 2018

    MasterTips: Distracted vs. drunk driving - dangerous at any speed A recent survey conducted in the US reveals some interesting information about whether distracted or drunken driving is more dangerous. MasterTest: Bike expressions: Suzuki DL1000 V… more
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  • Rotary Hartbeespoort classic car meander
    Mar 22, 2018 Motoring

    Rotary Hartbeespoort classic car meander

    When: 22nd July 2018 (Sunday) Start: French Toast on R511 in Hartbeespoort (just before the Sediba Plaza) Time: Coffee and light breakfast from 07h00 Start: First cars away at 08h00 (field limited to 200 cars) Length of route approx. 45km with… more
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  • MiX Telematics helps raise disability awareness
    Mar 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    MiX Telematics helps raise disability…

    To cast a light on Intellectual Disability Awareness Month, MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, recently participated in Little Eden’s Wheelchair Challenge. The campaign was launched at the… more
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  • What Uber self-driving fatality means for autonomous driving
    Mar 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    What Uber self-driving fatality means for…

    Last night saw the second fatality on the roads involving an autonomous vehicle, the first since an incident with a self-driving Tesla in 2016. While not much is known about the cause of the accident, it seems as though a pedestrian was struck in… more
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  • Goodyear introduces the new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV, an Ultra-High-Performance tyre for SUVs
    Mar 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear introduces the new Eagle F1…

    The new Ultra-High-Performance SUV tyre delivers shorter braking distances for optimal performance Brussels, March 2018 - Goodyear introduces the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV, the latest model in the Eagle F1 Asymmetric range, which focuses on… more
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  • Security at All Levels: Continental Protects Components and Production against Hacker Attacks
    Mar 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Security at All Levels: Continental Protects…

    Cyber security technology safeguards systems and safety-relevant components in vehicles against hacker attacks Security begins in the production plant: Production sites worldwide are set to receive a security upgrade With the purchase of the Israeli… more
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  • Octo Telematics partners with RCI Bank and Services to provide global telematics data analysis for vehicles
    Mar 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Octo Telematics partners with RCI Bank and…

    Octo’s telematics services and data analytics will be used by RCI Bank and Services, Groupe Renault’s global finance company, to enhance customer relationships and loyalty. London, 20th March 2018: Octo Telematics (Octo), the number one global… more
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  • Clark Europe at CeMAT 2018 in Hanover
    Mar 21, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Clark Europe at CeMAT 2018 in Hanover

    Smart, Strong, Safe – Clark Debuts Its S-Series Smart, strong and safe are the attributes that characterize the Clark S-Series. The completely new generation of counterbalanced truck forklifts with internal combustion-engine power is the highlight… more
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  • Aucor commemorates its 50 years in business
    Mar 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Aucor commemorates its 50 years in business

    From humble beginnings in 1968, Aucor has grown into one of the most successful and experienced auction houses in southern Africa and the company is proudly celebrating its 50th birthday in 2018. “This is an exciting time for Aucor to be celebrating… more
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  • Jeep® Brand On Stage Again With The Rolling Stones
    Mar 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Jeep® Brand On Stage Again With The Rolling…

    The Jeep® brand is Official Sponsor of the 2018 "STONES - NO FILTER" European tour. Tour will take in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland from May 17 to July 8. Guest star of the events will be the entire Jeep range for… more
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  • SILKOLENE - new addition to the PRO4 with XP range
    Mar 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SILKOLENE - new addition to the PRO4 with XP…

    FUCHS Lubricants has added two new grades to its PRO4 XP Silkolene engine oil range with the PRO4 5W-40 XP and PRO4 10W-50 XP that complement the current XP grades. Both new viscosities are growing in demand for many modern motorcycle and scooter… more
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  • Registration for Africa's biggest security exhibition is open!
    Mar 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Registration for Africa's biggest security…

    Get up close and personal with the latest and greatest innovations in products, services and technology. Network with professionals. Find solutions to keep your business ahead of the game and give your business the ultimate advantage at Africa's… more
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  • Bobcat Equipment South Africa highlights the danger of using fake parts
    Mar 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Bobcat Equipment South Africa highlights the…

    Using imitation or fake parts in OEM equipment poses a major risk to the health and safety of machine operators, in addition to being hugely detrimental to the overall performance of the equipment, warns Bobcat Equipment South Africa, part of the… more
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  • From vision to change: Electromobility at the BMW Museum
    Mar 21, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    From vision to change: Electromobility at…

    The new temporary exhibition “BMW i. Visionary Mobility.” presents the mobility of tomorrow from 23 March. Munich. On 23 March 2018, the new temporary exhibition opens in the BMW Museum focusing on the BMW i brand and its protagonists BMW i3 and BMW… more
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  • Serco wins new order for Pharmaceutical bodies
    Mar 21, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Serco wins new order for Pharmaceutical…

    In December Serco completed 54 refrigerated truck bodies for Virtual Logistics a division of Adcock Ingram, a new customer to Serco– which the leading healthcare company will use to transport its pharmaceuticals to various parts of South Africa. The… more
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  • MINI LIVING – BUILT BY ALL. MINI exhibits visionary living concept at the Salone del Mobile 2018
    Mar 21, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    MINI LIVING – BUILT BY ALL. MINI exhibits…

    At this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan, MINI has teamed up with London architectural firm Studiomama to present an installation entitled MINI LIVING – BUILT BY ALL. This living concept enables close collaboration between residents and architects,… more
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  • Round 2 AutObarn SuperHatch Zwartkops Raceway 17th March
    Mar 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Round 2 AutObarn SuperHatch Zwartkops…

    Wet conditions make for some extreme racing in Round 2 of the AutObarn SuperHatch Series Qualifying took place in the pouring rain making it difficult and a challenge for all the drivers. The larger number of entries was also harder and keeping out… more
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  • Retro Rewind is now up and running online, real racing 525 programs and over 200 hours of spectacular racing all classes and all categories
    Mar 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Retro Rewind is now up and running online,…

    The Glory Years of South African motorsport (1990 to 2006). View it all for an affordable R480 annual fee. Modified Saloons, Production Cars, Touring Cars, Superbikes, Rallying, Formula Ford, Formula Gti, Sport Prototypes and VW Polo Cup The… more
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  • 2018 Sasol GTC Championship ready to thrill and delight
    Mar 20, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 Sasol GTC Championship ready to thrill…

    The 2018 Sasol GTC Championship is set to come of age this year featuring cars that pump out 336kW (450bhp) with a push-to-pass function that hikes power to 373kW (500bhp) which places GTC cars as some of the fastest in the country. The previous… more
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  • Leeke/Köhne power the Speedglas X3 into the top 10 on Mpumalanga 400
    Mar 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Leeke/Köhne power the Speedglas X3 into the…

    The Young Guns have made a storming start to their 2018 South African Cross Country campaign, powering their Speedglas Welding Helmets BMW to fourth in class T and 10th overall on the Mpumalanga 400, which ended in Dullstroom on March 16. Real names… more
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  • Porsche paves the way for the future with substantial investments
    Mar 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Porsche paves the way for the future with…

    Revenue of 23.5 bn euro – operating result of 4.1 bn euro – operating profit margin of 17.6 per cent Dubai. Porsche AG set new records for deliveries, revenue and operating results in the 2017 financial year, delivering a total of 246,375 vehicles… more
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  • Department of Home Affairs to showcase at the Rand Show
    Mar 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Department of Home Affairs to showcase at…

    The Department of Home Affairs has announced its participation at this years' Rand Show which coincides with its piloting of the mobile application solution for the smart ID card conversion from the green one. The pilot project has taken into… more
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  • 2018 Geneva International Motor Show: the Jeep® brand wins the
    Mar 20, 2018 Motoring

    2018 Geneva International Motor Show: the…

    The Jeep® stand wins the prize for the "best stand" at the Swiss event. There was particular praise for the wide range of materials used, the exciting visual animation and the perfect fusion of the wildest natural surroundings and the most… more
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  • Ford NWM victorious at season-opening Mpumalanga 400
    Mar 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Ford NWM victorious at season-opening…

    Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable claim Class T victory in wet and muddy Dullstroom Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea finish third on first outing for full SA season Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer retire after picking up suspension damage Ford… more
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  • Normal service resumes as De Villiers/Howie win Mpumalanga 400
    Mar 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Normal service resumes as De Villiers/Howie…

    Woolridge/Huxtable take Class T after excellent performance Dullstroom, Normal service was resumed when Dakar Rally heroes Giniel de Villiers and Rob Howie, in a Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Hilux, won the Mpumalanga 400 to give the team a flying start to… more
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  • New Car-safety Tech Benefits Both Drivers and Bikers
    Mar 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New Car-safety Tech Benefits Both Drivers…

    In South Africa, 16-year-olds can ride motorbikes on public roads Many lives were lost to motorcycle accidents in 2017 Ford continues to develop technologies to help make the roads safer for everyone Many road users have a love/hate relationship… more
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  •  Table-top exhibiting options at Tyrexpo Africa 2018
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Table-top exhibiting options at Tyrexpo…

    Table-top exhibiting options at Tyrexpo Africa and the Co-located GarageXpo Africa – A smart way to experience the exhibition and business matching services from only $1,000 SGD / ZAR 9,000. Limited slots available, so reserve your space today! Due… more
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  • Duminy’s season starts at Kyalami
    Mar 19, 2018 Motorsport

    Duminy’s season starts at Kyalami

    Ballito teenager Daniel Duminy embarks on a huge racing season when he debuts his new SMD Polo GTI in the opening round of the 2018 Engen Volkswagen Cup at Kyalami’s Festival of Motorsport Saturday 24 March. Duminy starts his third season in the… more
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  • What Do Soybeans, Tequila, and Pantyhose Have in Common?
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    What Do Soybeans, Tequila, and Pantyhose…

    They’re all recycled and used for seats, insulation, and plastic components in Ford cars! From an early age, it was drilled into all of us that recycling is good for the environment. Who hasn’t been through a newspaper drive, collected used cans or… more
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  • Alliance leadership appointments to accelerate synergies
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Alliance leadership appointments to…

    From April 1st, additional convergence will be put in place to accelerate synergies in key operational areas as part of the Alliance 2022 mid-term plan. Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi today announced that they have met with the necessary employee… more
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  • Two sA motor retailing stalwarts honoured by NADA
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Two sA motor retailing stalwarts honoured by…

    Lifetime Achievement Award - Manny de Canha Two stalwarts in the South African motor retailing business, Manny da Canha and Lindsay Bouchier, were presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) at… more
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  • Cape Town workshop upskilling eager interns
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Cape Town workshop upskilling eager interns

    Autoworks, a MIWA-accredited chain of workshops in the Milnerton, Strand, Salt River and Brackenfell areas, is bringing much-needed skills upliftment to interns as part of a partnership programme with Falsebay College. Gunther Schmitz, owner of… more
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  • SKF Technical Bulletin - SKF Timing Tensioner VKM 15218 – Fitting instructions
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Technical Bulletin - SKF Timing…

    For a professional replacement of the SKF Timing tensioner VKM 15218, SKF recommends to follow all fitting steps available on the attached sheet to avoid a tensioner or a timing belt misalignment that could lead to an engine breakdown. SKF Technical… more
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  • Metair delivers solid annual results
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Metair delivers solid annual results

    Group gearing to become multiple-site giga factory delivering on energy requirements of international customer base Revenue up 6.3% to R9.5bn Operating profit up 15.9% to R847m HEPS up 22.6% to 281 cents Final dividend of 80 cents per share declared… more
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  • Mitsubishi's ASX flagship gets more exclusive
    Mar 19, 2018 Motoring

    Mitsubishi's ASX flagship gets more exclusive

    Mitsubishi has taken the design of its flagship ASX, the GLS CVT, to a new level of class, creating a stylish frontal appearance and an impressive on-road presence. At the same time, the rear view and side appearance have also been updated with new… more
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  • Imperial Logistics offers integrated supply chain solutions in Paraguay
    Mar 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial Logistics offers integrated supply…

    Imperial Logistics is expanding its river transportation management capabilities and the company has developed an integrated solution for its inland shipping routes in South America - encompassing state of the art transportation and warehousing… more
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  • Abarth is Official Sponsor and Official Car Supplier to the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team for the fourth year in succession
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Abarth is Official Sponsor and Official Car…

    The association between Abarth and the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team continues: the Scorpion Brand partners the team competing in the FIM 2018 MotoGP World Championship This year the front of the fairing of the two Yamaha YZR-M1 2018 bikes again… more
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  • The automotive sector has a bright and innovative future
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The automotive sector has a bright and…

    As digital advancements transform the driving experience, they are also fundamentally changing how society engages with the vehicle in the retail environment, writes, Trevor Hill - Head of Audi South Africa. Automotive brands find themselves at a… more
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  • Another record for Panda: a Natural Power car has been operatingsoley on Biomethane from the water cycle for a whole year
    Mar 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Another record for Panda: a Natural Power…

    15 March 2018 marked the first anniversary of the trial on the Panda powered by natural gas, the biomethane produced by the wastewater treatment plant operated by the CAP Group at Bresso-Niguarda (Milan). It was on 14 March 2017 that Elisa… more
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  • Panda Raid 2018: Unstoppable Fiat Panda conquers the desert
    Mar 19, 2018 Motoring

    Panda Raid 2018: Unstoppable Fiat Panda…

    3,000 kilometres, seven stages and 400 teams from all over the world: just some of the record-breaking figures of the tenth edition of the Panda Raid, a competition open only to classic Panda cars. From Madrid to Lake Mohammed V, tackling rough… more
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  • 3 Ways the Drought is affecting your car
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    3 Ways the Drought is affecting your car

    The impact of the prevailing drought is clearly visible, even in urban areas, with dead lawns and unwashed cars becoming a mark of pride. It has also affected the autos industry, from dealerships to car washes and individual car owners themselves.… more
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  • “70 years of the Porsche sports car” at the Retro Classics exhibition
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    “70 years of the Porsche sports car” at the…

    Autograph sessions with Walter Röhrl plus other racing legends and works drivers Dubai. The Porsche Museum is celebrating “70 years of the Porsche sports car” at this year’s Retro Classics exhibition. Every hour at the Porsche stand, visitors are… more
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  • Signature Motorsport MINI John Cooper Works ready for tough title challenge
    Mar 19, 2018 Motorsport

    Signature Motorsport MINI John Cooper Works…

    Preview: Sasol GTC2 Championship – Rd 1, Kyalami – 24th March The Ferodo and Champion MINI John Cooper Works GTC2 race cars are ready to take the fight to rivals Volkswagen in their quest for championship honours. With proven race winner Bradley… more
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  • Are tyre manufacturers ready to ride on the next level of technology revolution within the automotive industry?
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Are tyre manufacturers ready to ride on the…

    According to McKinsey & Company’s report, the global automotive industry will see an increase in profits to EUR 79 billion by 2020. Emerging markets are projected to grow more than three times as fast as established markets. The total contribution… more
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  • Goodyear South Africa launches Umthombo Development Programme
    Mar 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear South Africa launches Umthombo…

    Goodyear South Africa is proud to announce the launch of its enterprise and supplier development initiative, Umthombo Development Programme. Umthombo which means fountain and signifies "the source from which something proceeds or is supplied" is… more
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  • All-new Engen Polo Cup Championship promises great excitement
    Mar 19, 2018 Motorsport

    All-new Engen Polo Cup Championship promises…

    22 Brand New Polo GTI's will line up for the start of the 2018 Engen Polo Cup Season Kyalami start for Engen Polo Cup Championship Championship up for grabs as 2017 Champion moves on The Engen Volkswagen Polo Cup series - one of South Africa's… more
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  • Mahindra South Africa unveils the all new range of
    Mar 18, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Mahindra South Africa unveils the all new…

    Strengthening its presence in the higher kVA segment with its 250 kVA & 320 kVA offering in the Diesel Generators Establishing a footprint in the Construction industry by introducing the Mahindra Earthmaster Backhoe Loader (TLB). Mahindra Powerol… more
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  • Skills Development for Employment Equity & Training Committees
    Mar 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Skills Development for Employment Equity &…

    Skills Development for Employment Equity & Training Commitees workshop talking place on 12 April 2018 at the Holiday Inn Rosebank, Johannesburg; South Africa and on the 13 April 2018 at the Protea Hotel Durban Umhlanga Ridge, Durban,South Africa.… more
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  • You're Invited: Workshop 3 - Preparing for a disciplinary hearing
    Mar 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    You're Invited: Workshop 3 - Preparing for a…

    Join us for our Industrial Relations workshop discussing the following topic: Preparing for a disciplinary hearing Date: 11 April 2018 Time: 09:00 - 13:00 Venue: Group M Building Auditorium - Ground Floor 7 Naivasha Road, Cnr Leeuwkop Sunninghill… more
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  • The new minimum wage – juggling a fair wage versus business decline. Is there a solution?
    Mar 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The new minimum wage – juggling a fair wage…

    In 2010, Pravin Gordhan stated that the South African economy would need to grow by 7% per annum for years to come to create jobs and reduce poverty. Despite the intention of the introduction of a new national minimum wage (NMW) to bridge the wage… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 15 March 2018
    Mar 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 15 March 2018

    MasterNews: Changes ahead The team at MasterDrive constantly strives to improve your experience with our weekly newsletter. Thus, after conducting some research, we have decided to move the newsletter to a Tuesday. This is what you can look forward… more
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  • Upcoming Events 16 March - 1 April 2018
    Mar 16, 2018 Motorsport

    Upcoming Events 16 March - 1 April 2018

    18.03.2018 FIM GRAND PRIX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, LOSAIL INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT 18.03.2018 FIM MOTOCROSS MXGP/MX2 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, VALKENSWAARD 18.03.2018 FIM ENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, HELSINKI 25.03.2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP,… more
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  • 2018 WesBank South African Car Of The Year is the Porsche Panamera
    Mar 16, 2018 Motoring

    2018 WesBank South African Car Of The Year…

    Johannesburg – Each year the South African motoring fraternity gathers to celebrate motoring excellence as represented by the WesBank South African Car Of The Year competition. At the 33rd running of the event, the revered German manufacturer,… more
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  • Do you want to grow your auto part business in Latin America?
    Mar 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Do you want to grow your auto part business…

    The Expo provides manufacturers and distributors direct access to the Latin American and Caribbean OEM, REPLACEMENT PARTS, AFTERMARKET PARTS, AUTOMOTIVE REMANUFACTURED PARTS, and TUNING markets in a warm and personal setting that forges long lasting… more
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  • ROSE Foundation – protecting our dwindling water resources
    Mar 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ROSE Foundation – protecting our dwindling…

    There are many reasons that attribute to the growing water crisis in South Africa. Climate change and rising temperatures are making droughts more frequent and severe, with potentially devastating consequences for agriculture, water supply and human… more
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  • New Development Programme launched to boost EC Exports
    Mar 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Development Programme launched to boost…

    The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber in partnership with the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) today (13 March 2017) announced that it has launched a new one-year Exporter Development Programme as part of an enterprise development… more
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  • Revealing the real value of logistics with DACHSER’s logistics balance sheet
    Mar 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Revealing the real value of logistics with…

    While most companies know how much logistics costs them, they may not know how much it could earn them. Leading logistics company, DACHSER, has developed an innovative methodology that articulates the positive financial impact logistics performance… more
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  • Durban woman director to Put Foot for charity
    Mar 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Durban woman director to Put Foot for charity

    Courageous business woman and director, Karen Petersen, is swapping the boardroom for a Jag during one of the continent’s most unique motor rallies. Backed by her sponsor, SADC Plan, the ‘Padvarkies’ crew which is headed up by Petersen and includes… more
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  • If you’re reckless on the road, do it alone
    Mar 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    If you’re reckless on the road, do it alone

    More traffic is expected on the roads in the coming weeks as families from across the country prepare to enjoy the Easter holidays. Schools close for the Easter break on 28 March and reopen on 10 April. Easter Weekend begins on 30 March (Good… more
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  • Keep your cars powered up for a test drive
    Mar 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Keep your cars powered up for a test drive

    Large, noisy chargers on a showroom floor definitely detract from a customer’s experience and can ultimately affect your bottom line. Charging Systems Africa (CSAF) have been powering up South Africa with the introduction of a range of intelligent… more
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  • VAT rate increase – impact to the short-term insurance industry
    Mar 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    VAT rate increase – impact to the short-term…

    Value-added tax (“VAT”) was introduced in South Africa in September 1991 to replace GST (General Sales Tax) as an indirect tax. VAT was imposed in 1991 at a statutory rate of 10%, and then increased to 14% in 1993. Since then, the rate of the tax… more
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  • The new BMW X2 now available in South Africa
    Mar 15, 2018 Motoring

    The new BMW X2 now available in South Africa

    The BMW X2 (fuel consumption combined: 6.3 – 5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 143 – 131 g/km*) is more than just a new BMW X model. With its unmistakable design and sporty, urban genes, it makes a confident impression both in its class and within… more
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  • New Branch Manager for HAW in Johannesburg
    Mar 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Branch Manager for HAW in Johannesburg

    Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse (HAW), part of the Hytec Group, has appointed Jean Beckley to the position of Branch Manager for its Johannesburg operation, effective 01 February 2018. Beckley, who has 10 years of experience within the Group in… more
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  • AG qualified audit sounds SAA death knell – should surprise no one
    Mar 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    AG qualified audit sounds SAA death knell –…

    SAA is finished according to the Auditor General (AG). Or, in the coded language that he uses, his findings “cast doubt on SAA’s ability to continue as a going concern”. The real surprise in the wake of last week’s AG Kimi Makwetu’s qualified audit… more
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  • Quazar Automotive teams up with ASE Global
    Mar 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Quazar Automotive teams up with ASE Global

    To make car dealerships more profitable using enhanced retail data Quazar Automotive, a leading provider of consulting, training and financial data services to South Africa’s automotive sector, has announced an alliance with UK-based ASE Global that… more
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  • IoT is a leading force in helping the transport and logistics sector to drive down its carbon footprint, finds Inmarsat
    Mar 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    IoT is a leading force in helping the…

    Research suggests companies within transport and logistics are prioritising IoT to improve environmental sustainability and enhance their operational success 13 March 2018: The Internet of Things (IoT) will play a pivotal role in enabling the… more
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  • Talk Radio 702 and Cape Talk are launching the next season of Business Accelerators (#BizX) in March.
    Mar 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Talk Radio 702 and Cape Talk are launching…

    Talk Radio 702 and Cape Talk are launching the next season of Business Accelerators (#BizX) in March. #BizX is the biggest entrepreneur and business owner promotion over radio globally. It’s an opportunity to feature your business to the plus 1… more
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  • Michelin drives South African motor Sportsman of the year awards
    Mar 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Michelin drives South African motor…

    The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists is pleased to announce that Michelin Tyre Company South Africa have come on board as headline sponsors of the Motor Sportsman of the Year competition for 2017 and beyond. In existence for 24 years, the… more
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  • InServe companies come to the aid of the wild horses of Namibia
    Mar 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    InServe companies come to the aid of the…

    The plight of wild horses in drought-stricken Namibia has resulted in three Industrial Services Holdings (InServe) companies stepping up to the plate to assist in delivering 112 teff bales for the Namibia Wild Horses Foundation. According to the… more
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  • Federal-Mogul Motorparts to Showcase FP Diesel® Components for Commercial Engines at bauma CONEXPO Africa 2018
    Mar 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Federal-Mogul Motorparts to Showcase FP…

    The FP Diesel® brand comprises high-quality and OE quality parts for off-highway and heavy-duty engines Johannesburg, South Africa, March 12th, 2018.Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a leading global supplier of products and services to global manufacturers… more
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  • Business Of The Year award winners showed resilience of SA motor dealers in tough times
    Mar 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Business Of The Year award winners showed…

    The winners and finalists in the various categories of the Sewells-MSX International/NADA 2017 Business of the Year (BOTY) contest once again showed, with the financial performances of their companies, that South African vehicle retailers continue… more
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  • International Conference on Composites, Biocomposites and Nanocomposites
  • Audi Brussels receives certificate for CO2-neutral automobile production
    Mar 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Audi Brussels receives certificate for…

    All manufacturing processes are completely CO2-neutral Peter Kössler: Member of the Audi Board of Management responsible for Production: “We are working on making every factory in the Group even more sustainable. Audi Brussels has been awarded a… more
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  • Sordo claims 2nd place for Hyundai Motorsport in Rally Mexico
    Mar 14, 2018 Motorsport

    Sordo claims 2nd place for Hyundai…

    Hyundai Motorsport has secured its most competitive finish on the grueling gravel stages of Rally Mexico on the weekend when Dani Sordo picked up his first podium of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a strong run to second place. The… more
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  • Volvo Car South Africa dealer network awarded for 2017 achievements
    Mar 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volvo Car South Africa dealer network…

    Volvo Car South Africa (VCSA) recently hosted its annual Dealer of the Year Awards where the VCSA dealer network was honoured for its 2017 achievements. The 2017 VCSA Dealer of the Year awards saw Tom Campher Volvo Cars Johannesburg walk away with… more
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  • A Night at the Races
    Mar 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    A Night at the Races

    It is that time of the year again where we are getting ready for the epic Night at the Races. Our event last year was such a roaring success, that we just have to do it again. This year we are joining up with The Rotary Club Northcliff to bring you… more
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  • Sasol urges young women to seize the opportunities of STEM careers
    Mar 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sasol urges young women to seize the…

    International chemicals and energy company Sasol, regarded as the employer of choice in Africa’s chemical & pharmaceuticals sector, is urging female learners in Grade 12 to seize the opportunity to be at the forefront of economic growth and… more
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  • Leading independent South African 4x4 workshop transforms brand
    Mar 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Leading independent South African 4x4…

    Overland Worx becomes the new name in independent Land Rover service, maintenance and repair Johannesburg, South Africa March 2018: South African independent Land Rover workshop Landyworx has undergone a rebrand and refresh to create the ultimate… more
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  • BMW Golf Cup International: Team Thailand defends title at the World Final – Guest of honour Gary Player tops off unforgettable week in South Africa.
    Mar 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BMW Golf Cup International: Team Thailand…

    Around 100,000 enthusiastic amateur golfers took part in the BMW Golf Cup International around the world and dreamed of qualifying for the World Final. The dream of 109 of those golfers came true in George, South Africa this week. The highlight of… more
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  • Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo: The electric high-performer  for an active lifestyle
    Mar 13, 2018 Motoring

    Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo: The…

    Concept study of the first Porsche Cross-Utility Vehicle (CUV) celebrates its world premiere Dubai. Spark for the future: At the Geneva Motor Show, Porsche is presenting the Mission E Cross Turismo, a concept study of an electronically powered… more
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  • CILTSA Announces Fully-funded Professional Training Programme for Women in Transport and Logistics for 2018 / 2019
    Mar 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    CILTSA Announces Fully-funded Professional…

    The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA) has secured funding from the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) for the training of 20 employed women and is inviting employers to enrol learners for this… more
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    Mar 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Water - heart of sustainable development

    World Water Day is celebrated on 22 March every year, and each year it highlights a specific aspect of fresh water. This year’s theme is ‘Nature for Water’, which will be amplified through the South African Department of Water and Sanitation’s… more
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  • Automechanika Frankfurt launches its first customer programme
    Mar 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Frankfurt launches its first…

    Automechanika Frankfurt, the world’s leading trade fair for the automotive service industry, is taking place for the 25th time this year, and for the first time alongside REIFEN – Messe Frankfurt has decided to mark the occasion by launching a… more
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  • Julian's fine Florida debut
    Mar 12, 2018 Motorsport

    Julian's fine Florida debut

    Van der Watt on the pace at St. Pete South Africa’s Julian van der Watt enjoyed a positive start to his US Formula 2000 road to Indy campaign at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Miami, US over the weekend. Camps Bay Cape Town’s reigning… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 08 March 2018
    Mar 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 08 March 2018

    MasterTips: Distraction or greater safety? Is driver assistance technology aiding driver safety or can it be considered as a contributor to distracted driving? MasterTest: Sam says... my dogs loved it The Nissan Xtrail ‘Paw Pack’ was launched late… more
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  • Franchise Association Weekly Newsflash
    Mar 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Franchise Association Weekly Newsflash

    Franchising Sector Ready to Lend a Hand Hot Dog Cafe Weighs in on Listeriosis Outbreak SARS Tax Incentive for the Franchise Sector You are Invited! More Here more
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  • Automechanika Istanbul held from April 5 - 8, 2018 is going to be powerful and successful than ever before!
  • Diesel or petrol? AA releases results of survey
    Mar 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Diesel or petrol? AA releases results of…

    Thirty-seven percent of South African motorists say they will still choose diesel vehicles over petrol vehicles even though recent studies show up to 38 000 people die prematurely as a result of diesel engines exceeding their stated emissions… more
    633
  • FUCHS Lubricants Hosts Successful Sponsorship Breakfast
    Mar 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FUCHS Lubricants Hosts Successful…

    FUCHS Lubricants hosted its 2018 sponsorship event for several motorsport teams at its offices and factory in Isando. Teams sponsored by FUCHS Lubricants include Monroe Racing RSA, Lance Isaacs Racing, HUD Racing, Marc Ansley, Cameron Durow, Regan… more
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  • CAPAS 2018 optimises product offerings to facilitate Southwest China’s aftermarket transformation
    Mar 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    CAPAS 2018 optimises product offerings to…

    New products emerge to meet the region’s growing environmental policies As a leading platform for the automotive industry in Southwest China, the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) continues to… more
    726
  • New Renault KWID AMT set to be an automatic choice within the entry-level segment
    Mar 09, 2018 Motoring

    New Renault KWID AMT set to be an automatic…

    Renault's funky new KWID which has offered affordable mobility to all is set to become even more sought-after within the entry level segment with the addition of the KWID AMT derivative SUV-inspired KWID design offers impressive 180 mm ground… more
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  • Achiever Awards: The best of the best in skills development
    Mar 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Achiever Awards: The best of the best in…

    The Automotive Industry Development Centre [AIDC] received three awards for their stellar training programmes at the Skills Development Summit Achiever Awards ceremony held in Midrand on Wednesday evening. The Achiever Awards recognised and… more
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  • Mazda VISION COUPE wins Concept Car of the Year at the Geneva Motor Show.
    Mar 09, 2018 Motoring

    Mazda VISION COUPE wins Concept Car of the…

    Top automotive designers crown sleek Japanese aesthetic-inspired design vision model. Second design award for VISION COUPE, which points the way forward for Mazda vehicles. The Mazda VISION COUPE has won "Concept Car of the Year" at the 11th-annual… more
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  • McLaren Automotive strengthens factory driver stable with three new appointments
    Mar 09, 2018 Motorsport

    McLaren Automotive strengthens factory…

    Factory Driver stable to be bolstered by appointments of Ben Barnicoat, Paul Holton and Joe Osborne alongside previously announced Rob Bell McLaren Automotive has confirmed an expansion of the Factory Driver programme for its GT activities on the… more
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  • Mazda CX-5 makes top three finalist for 2018 World Car of the Year.
    Mar 09, 2018 Motoring

    Mazda CX-5 makes top three finalist for 2018…

    The jury of 82 auto writers from around the globe selected the Mazda CX-5 as one of the top three candidates for 2018 World Car of the Year. Responsible for the World Car of the Year title, the jury members shortened their respective lists of… more
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  • McLaren automotive ramps up British GT presence in 2018
    Mar 09, 2018 Motorsport

    McLaren automotive ramps up British GT…

    McLaren Sports Series models to manage on-track safety and coordination of one of the strongest fields in the history of the British GT Championship Seven entries confirmed to date will see McLaren represented in GT3 and GT4 classes, with Factory… more
    510
  • Series: Understanding the lifespan of your car parts
    Mar 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Series: Understanding the lifespan of your…

    Series: Understanding the lifespan of your car parts Part 2: How long does brake fluid last? So how often should you change your brake fluid? Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), an association of the Retail… more
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  • NEASA Internship - Employers to benefit
    Mar 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NEASA Internship - Employers to benefit

    AN OPPORTUNITY NOT TO BE MISSED! We are pleased to announce that NEASA is once again able to provide employers with value added services that not only benefit your business directly, but also contributes to the development of South African youth.… more
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  • South African Car Buyers Happier Then Ever To Go Pre-Owned
    Mar 08, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    South African Car Buyers Happier Then Ever…

    The South African car market is dominated by pre-owned vehicle sales. The local new car market did get its first annual uptick in four years during 2017 but the growth was only a modest 1% and, by Gumtree Auto’s calculations, there were… more
    591
  • New V-ribbed belt kits for trucks in MEYLE‑ORIGINAL quality
    Mar 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New V-ribbed belt kits for trucks in…

    Hamburg, March 2018. Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE has added another 13 products to its range of MEYLE‑ORIGINAL V‑ribbed belt kits for trucks thereby enabling repair professionals to service as an even wider range of truck applications. With the… more
    594
  • World premiere of the Mission E Cross Turismo
    Mar 08, 2018 Motoring

    World premiere of the Mission E Cross Turismo

    Spark for the future: with the Mission E Cross Turismo, Porsche will be unveiling the concept study of an electrically driven cross utility vehicle (CUV) at the Geneva Motor Show. The strengths of the four-door Cross Turismo include an emotional… more
    606
  • The Ferrari 488 Pista: the synthesis of extreme, track-level power and driving exhilaration for the road
    Mar 08, 2018 Motoring

    The Ferrari 488 Pista: the synthesis of…

    Geneva, March 2018 - The Ferrari 488 Pista is powered by the most powerful V8 engine in the Maranello marque's history and is the company's special series sports car with the highest level yet of technological transfer from racing. In fact the name,… more
    607
  • Goodyear demonstrates its intelligent tyre prototype on the road
    Mar 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear demonstrates its intelligent tyre…

    Goodyear intelligent tyre prototype is designed to ensure optimal connectivity between tyre and fleet operators Geneva, March 2018 - At the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, Goodyear showcased the latest advances on its intelligent tyre… more
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  • Goodyear Unveils Oxygene, a Concept Tyre Designed to Support Cleaner and More Convenient Urban Mobility
    Mar 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear Unveils Oxygene, a Concept Tyre…

    Goodyear's Oxygene concept envisions a driving solution that improves air quality Geneva, March 2018 - Goodyear's latest concept tyre, introduced at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, quite literally brings the future of mobility to life as a… more
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  • Audi e-tron prototype unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
    Mar 08, 2018 Motoring

    Audi e-tron prototype unveiled at the 2018…

    The Audi e-tron prototype offers a preview of the first all-electric model from the Audi brand. The camouflaged exterior conceals a sporty premium SUV with space for five people along with plenty of luggage room - the space and comfort are similar… more
    550
  • Taking the pain out of customs with Dachser South Africa
    Mar 08, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Taking the pain out of customs with Dachser…

    For companies involved in international trade, one of the key risk factors is a lack of understanding regarding customs regulations. Not only can getting to grips with regulatory environments be burdensome for companies and detract resources away… more
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  • World Premiere of Subaru VIZIV Tourer Concept at Geneva International Motor Show
    Mar 08, 2018 Motoring

    World Premiere of Subaru VIZIV Tourer…

    Tokyo, on March 6, 2018 - Subaru Corporation unveiled the Subaru VIZIV* Tourer Concept at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show. Since the debut of the Subaru VIZIV Concept in 2013, Subaru has produced a series of themed concept models embodying… more
    605
  • Ford and Neil Woolridge Motorsport Eager to Commence Challenge for 2018 SA Cross Country Series
    Mar 08, 2018 Motorsport

    Ford and Neil Woolridge Motorsport Eager to…

    Two NWM Ford Rangers will power the race-winning Woolridge brothers in highly-competitive Class T championship Brazilian crew of Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea enters the fray in NWM-built and run X Rally Team Ford Ranger Six-round championship… more
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  • Renault EZ-GO: Robo-vehicle concept for shared urban mobility makes world premier
    Mar 08, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Renault EZ-GO: Robo-vehicle concept for…

    An urban, electric robo-vehicle concept designed for public or private services Unique design makes shared travel enjoyable while improving urban quality of life Sets course for company vision that includes multiple options for mobility Geneva,… more
    575
  • New Volvo XC40 is named 2018 European Car of the Year
    Mar 08, 2018 Motoring

    New Volvo XC40 is named 2018 European Car of…

    The new Volvo XC40 small SUV has been named the 2018 European Car of the Year ahead of the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. It is the first win of this prestigious award for Volvo Cars, the premium car maker. "Winning this award with our new XC40… more
    562
  • Airbag Recall Awareness Campaign
    Mar 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Airbag Recall Awareness Campaign

    To date it has been ascertained that an estimated 28 000 Mazda's are affected in South Africa. These include Mazda2, Mazda6 and RX-8 vehicles produced between 2002 and 2014. Since the first recall announcement, MSA has sent out a press release,… more
    624
  • 2018 Geneva Motor Show: Renault shows new urban mobility concept, brings new generation engines to renewed range
    Mar 08, 2018 Motoring

    2018 Geneva Motor Show: Renault shows new…

    World premiere of Renault EZ-GO concept opens window on urban shared mobility. New R110 motor for Renault ZOE 2018 model-year, Europe’s top selling electric vehicle. New 1.3 Energy TCe petrol engine comes to Renault Captur and Renault Scenic.… more
    598
  • York Transport Equipment (I) Pvt Ltd Invite You to Visit 3rd Int'l Truck Trailer & Tyre Expo on 3-4-5-August 2018 at Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat, INDIA.
    Mar 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    York Transport Equipment (I) Pvt Ltd Invite…

    York Transport Equipment (I) Pvt Ltd Invite You to Visit 3rd International Truck Trailer & Tyre Expo concurrent with 2nd International Tipper & Tanker Expo to be held on 3-4-5-August 2018 at Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat, INDIA. Register Here more
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  • Håkan Samuelsson, President & CEO Volvo Car Group, with his 1967 Volvo_S
    Mar 05, 2018 Motoring

    Volvo Cars brings Sir Roger Moore's 1800 S…

    Volvo Cars will showcase the 1967 Volvo 1800 S once owned by Sir Roger Moore and featured in television's 'The Saint' at the Volvo Cars Heritage stand at Techno-Classica Essen, Germany, March 21-25. It will be the first time the car is displayed at… more
    632
  • Alfa Romeo at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show
    Mar 05, 2018 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo at the 2018 Geneva International…

    The brand's display area pivots around performance and exclusivity. The Nürburgring Edition Stelvio Quadrifoglio Nring and Giulia Quadrifoglio Nring dominate the stand - two limited editions which pay tribute to the record-breaking performance of… more
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  •  Jeep® brand at the 2018 International Geneva Motor Show
    Mar 05, 2018 Motoring

    Jeep® brand at the 2018 International…

    Two EMEA premières: the all-new Wrangler, the fourth generation of the legendary Jeep® icon; and the new 2019 Jeep Cherokee, the latest evolution of the most capable, mid-size SUV that made history in its category. European debut of the new Jeep… more
    550
  • Fiat at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show
    Mar 05, 2018 Motoring

    Fiat at the 2018 Geneva International Motor…

    The S-Design and Mirror families take to the stage in Geneva: Fiat's response to the latest requirements in terms of style, urban personality and connectivity. World première of the new 124 Spider S-Design, the ideal vehicle for those who seek… more
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  • Abarth at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show
    Mar 05, 2018 Motoring

    Abarth at the 2018 Geneva International…

    A highlight at the Geneva International Motor Show will be the Abarth 124 GT, Fiat's new special edition that has a double personality - a stylish coupé and a bold and dynamic roadster for real driving pleasure. The Abarth 695 Rivale, developed in… more
    539
  • Franchising sector ready to lend a hand
    Mar 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Franchising sector ready to lend a hand

    “We are at a moment in the history of our nation when the people, through their determination, have started to turn the country around. Now is the time to lend a hand... Now is the time for each of us to say ‘send me’... Now is the time for all of… more
    595
  • Husqvarna signs Bogiages
    Mar 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Husqvarna signs Bogiages

    Taki to race in Brett Swanepoel’s place The 2018 off-road racing season may not have started on the best footing for the Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing team on the hard news that its star rider, Brett Swanepoel would be sidelined for perhaps his… more
    503
  • Drive and Save to offer affordable vehicle theft insurance for South Africans
    Mar 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Drive and Save to offer affordable vehicle…

    Affordable vehicle theft insurance through Cartrack for South Africans Through its subsidiary, Drive and Save (Pty) Ltd., global fleet management, vehicle recovery and telematics provider, Cartrack, has launched an affordable insurance product… more
    616
  • Volkswagen is
    Mar 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen is "Moving Rwanda"

    Volkswagen Group South Africa joins German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development to start partnership for mobility and training Together with key players from the private sector the German Federal Ministry for Economic… more
    610
  • Engage with Africa - Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show
    Mar 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Engage with Africa - Advanced Manufacturing…

    Engage with Africa - Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show Click Here to Book Now more
    1045
  • SAA: Lessons from Kenya
    Mar 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    SAA: Lessons from Kenya

    South African Airways (SAA) is a bloated and inefficient state-owned enterprise. If the government listened to reason rather than empty rhetoric, SAA could emulate the post-privatisation successes of Kenya Airlines. Like SAA, Kenya Airways was a… more
    539
  • Imperial Logistics moves giant mining machines in largest project of its kind
    Mar 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial Logistics moves giant mining…

    Imperial Logistics’ specialist capabilities and close collaboration with a long-standing client ensured the success of one of the most challenging transport projects ever undertaken by the supply chain and logistics leader. “Imperial Logistics… more
    541
  • Volvo Cars launches investment fund aimed at technology start-ups
    Mar 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volvo Cars launches investment fund aimed at…

    Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has launched a new investment fund aimed at investing in high potential technology start-ups around the globe. The aim of the Volvo Cars Tech Fund is to invest in strategic technology trends that are transforming… more
    671
  • Masterdrive Newsletter - 01 March 2018
    Mar 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Masterdrive Newsletter - 01 March 2018

    MasterTips: Dodge the pothole Following good rainfall in many parts of the country, dodging potholes is becoming a necessity. Follow these tips to avoid painful repair costs. MasterTest: Bike expressions: The Suzuki Hayabusa 2017 This bike is quite… more
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  • Johan Thiels, Director of Administration at HCEE, and Minister President of Flanders, Geert Bourgeois
    Mar 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Kaneka wins Foreign Investment Trophy of the…

    On Tuesday evening February 27th, 2018, Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe (HCEE) attended the Foreign Investment Trophy ceremony. With this trophy, Flanders Investment & Trade recognizes a remarkable investment made by an international company… more
    599
  • Messe Frankfurt sets up UK subsidiary
    Mar 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Messe Frankfurt sets up UK subsidiary

    Messe Frankfurt further expands its international network: With the acquisition of Forest Exhibitions Ltd, the Group now has its own subsidiary in the United Kingdom. In the last financial year, over 560 exhibitors and around 15,300 visitors came… more
    607
  • Former Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button leads Honda's Civic Type R Time Attack 2018
    Mar 02, 2018 Motorsport

    Former Formula 1 World Champion Jenson…

    Honda announces 'Type R Time Attack 2018', setting new front-wheel drive benchmarks at a range of iconic European race circuits Challenge inspired by Honda's successful 2017 Nurburgring Nordschleife front-wheel drive production lap record Jenson… more
    526
  • Barn finds can be auto goldmines
    Mar 02, 2018 Motoring

    Barn finds can be auto goldmines

    Anything can be found in a farm’s barn but the term Barn Finds has a special meaning for car collectors. This is an entire category of valuable old cars, trucks or tractors discovered hidden away in barns. Jeff Osborne, Head of Automotive for… more
    616
  • Volkswagen continues sponsorship of largest surfing tournament in Africa.
    Mar 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen continues sponsorship of largest…

    Over R1 Million in City Surf Series Prize Money Up for Grabs in Race to Nelson Mandela Bay Volkswagen South Africa is continuing the headline sponsorship of the City Surf Series. "For us, getting involved with the City Surf Series was a no-brainer… more
    671
  • Alliance accelerates convergence in key functions to support and deliver mid-term plan
    Mar 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Alliance accelerates convergence in key…

    Project leaders appointed to drive increased cooperation and new synergy opportunities as part of Alliance 2022. Highlights of the new project initiative include: Extended convergence in Purchasing, Engineering and Manufacturing & Supply Chain Two… more
    576
  • Absa commentary on the February 2018 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Mar 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Absa commentary on the February 2018…

    ABSA analyses the latest industry statistics in the infographic below. more
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  • NAAMSA comment on the February 2018 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Mar 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the February 2018 industry…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of February, 2018 – released today for public consumption via the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association said that the weaker trend in domestic new vehicle sales… more
    603
  • Alliance strengthens Communications leadership
    Mar 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Alliance strengthens Communications…

    Jonathan Adashek appointed Alliance Global Vice President, Communications, at Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the world’s largest automotive alliance, today announced that Jonathan Adashek has been appointed Alliance Global… more
    681
  • Pint of Science South Africa encourages scientists to bring the lab to the public
    Mar 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Pint of Science South Africa encourages…

    Global festival provides a unique opportunity for scientists to discuss their latest research with the broader public CAPE TOWN (27 February 2018) - Annual global festival Pint of Science will return to South Africa for a third time with a three… more
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  • McLaren Senna weaves its magic in Geneva with visual carbon fibre-bodied ‘Carbon Theme’ from McLaren special operations
    Mar 01, 2018 Motorsport

    McLaren Senna weaves its magic in Geneva…

    New ultimate McLaren road-legal track car makes its public debut next week at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show ‘Carbon Theme’ bespoke project by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) combines gloss Visual Carbon Fibre body with Carbon Black… more
    555
  • E-Mobility picks up speed
    Mar 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    E-Mobility picks up speed

    Flexible assembly systems for every requirement Electro mobility is the definitive key technology for the sustainable transport system of the future. The policy-assisted development of E-mobility is moving in the right direction. The automotive… more
    551
  • Water for all and water for none
    Mar 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Water for all and water for none

    Cape Town is not the first city to face a drought, but it is predicted to be the first major city to run out of water. Municipal water restrictions are in effect and “Zero Day” is expected to arrive in June 2018, at which point the municipality will… more
    568
  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City introduces new Tyre Competence product category to reflect Vietnam’s healthy tyre prospects
    Mar 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City introduces…

    The United Arab Emirates to become part of the show’s international pavilion offerings The upcoming edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City will debut its new Tyre Competence, a dedicated exhibitor categorisation which will sit alongside the shows… more
    601
  • Geely acquisition of Daimler AG-stake will be the first of many in electric car race
    Mar 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Geely acquisition of Daimler AG-stake will…

    The announcement that Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. has acquired a 7.3-billion euro stake in Daimler AG may have stirred up controversy, but it is not an unsurprising move, says Jeff Osborne, Head of Gumtree Autos. "This may be the biggest… more
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  • Solar-hydro hybrid schemes can help fulfil Africa’s energy needs
    Mar 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Solar-hydro hybrid schemes can help fulfil…

    By Riyaadh Hassim and Louiza van Vuuren The evidence for climate change is clear worldwide. We see it in record heat levels, heavier rainstorms and severe droughts, increased tropical storms and hurricane intensity. This reality has forced a new era… more
    551
  • Water crisis solutions for Porsche Centre Cape Town
    Mar 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Water crisis solutions for Porsche Centre…

    Porsche South Africa invests in water saving measures Cape Town. The worsening water crisis in Cape Town is being addressed by Porsche South Africa, with the implementation of an innovative vehicle wash-bay water supply and recycling plant. The… more
    622
  • Powering more adventures across South Africa
    Mar 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Powering more adventures across South Africa

    Did you know that most South Africans have never taken a “local is lekker” holiday? While countless international travellers venture out to discover the untouched gems of South Africa, locals tend to stick to more familiar routes and destinations,… more
    604
  • Serco's positive outlook continues into the New Year
    Mar 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Serco's positive outlook continues into the…

    The spike in business enjoyed towards the end of last year by leading South African trailer and truck building company Serco has extended into 2018 with a healthy order book providing hope that the trend will continue for some time. Managing… more
    603
  • Are tyre manufacturers ready to ride on the next level of technology revolution within the automotive industry?
    Mar 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Are tyre manufacturers ready to ride on the…

    According to McKinsey & Company’s report, the global automotive industry will see an increase in profits to EUR 79 billion by 2020. Emerging markets are projected to grow more than three times as fast as established markets. The total contribution… more
    634
  • AA welcomes appointment of Dr Blade Nzimande
    Mar 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AA welcomes appointment of Dr Blade Nzimande

    As part of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s sweeping new changes to the Cabinet, we welcome the appointment of Dr Blade Nzimande to the post of Minister of Transport. “We look forward to working with Dr Nzimande on issues affecting road users… more
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  • Why car manufacturers need to re-invent their business
    Mar 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Why car manufacturers need to re-invent…

    Automotive industry executives are watching with alarm as consumer-focused sectors are disrupted by new entrants encouraging individuals to share goods and services with each other. Manufacturers who embrace this change open up new business models… more
    709
  • South African sets new Cairo to Cape Town motorbike world record
    Mar 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    South African sets new Cairo to Cape Town…

    Andrew Thabo Russell, a South African property developer at leading company Flanagan & Gerard Property Development & Investment, has broken the world record for the fastest time travelled between Cairo and Cape Town on a motorbike. Russell completed… more
    560
  • Overcoming African manufacturing challenges
    Mar 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Overcoming African manufacturing challenges

    Manufacturers based in South Africa often face unique and intricate operational challenges. From labour unrest to an unstable electrical grid, water shortages, harsh conditions and asset risks, there are various factors to consider, and strategic… more
    713
  • ContiTech Africa expands automotive belt range to meet aftermarket requirements
    Feb 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ContiTech Africa expands automotive belt…

    ContiTech capable of supplying most automotive belts for Africa’s aftermarket All aftermarket products built to OEM requirements and quality – warranty in place Leading position with automotive OEMs provides platform for replacement business… more
    853
  • Two new versions for the Alpine A110 at the Geneva International Motorshow
    Feb 27, 2018 Motoring

    Two new versions for the Alpine A110 at the…

    A110 Pure continues the minimalist approach of the A110 Premiere Edition A110 Légende adds extra comfort and refinement A110 Pure and Légende remain true to Alpine’s timeless principles of compact size, lightness and agility. Both versions share the… more
    608
  • Volkswagen's commitment to Early Childhood Development continues with launch of second Literacy Centre
    Feb 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen's commitment to Early Childhood…

    Under the Volkswagen For Good campaign, a second Literacy Centre was opened at Mngcunube Primary School in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage The Campaign's vision is to ensure that learners are functionally literate by Grade 3 The end goal is to eradicate… more
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  • Kyalami preparing to stun
    Feb 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Kyalami preparing to stun

    24 March Festival opens SA National season It may yet be a month away, but the 2018 Extreme Festival South African National Championships will come to life on Saturday 24 March and where better to start a race season than at the home of South… more
    534
  • GPP will launch a brand-new high-pressure firefighter with a 4 hp diesel engine to assist farmers with fire prevention
    Feb 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Goscor Power Products to showcase full Weima…

    Goscor Power Products (GPP), part of the Goscor Group, will showcase the full extent of its Weima product range at Grain SA's NAMPO Harvest Day from 15 to 18 May at Bothaville in the Free State. Last year’s unveiling of the Weima diesel-engine range… more
    561
  • Ford Makes the Dream of Beach Access a Reality for the Disabled
    Feb 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford Makes the Dream of Beach Access a…

    Ford Motor Company Fund grant of $10 000 awarded to WESSA Blue Flag Amphibious Wheelchair Project Supports provision of specially designed amphibious wheelchairs for disabled persons at selected Blue Flag beaches Facilitates access to the beach and… more
    624
  • South AFrica's advanced manufacturing progress in spotlight
    Feb 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South AFrica's advanced manufacturing…

    South Africa's Advanced Manufacturing progress will be showcased at the inaugural African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show in November. Details of the event which includes an exhibition, conferences, learning tours and national awards… more
    672
  • Fuel cheer as exchange rate holds steady
    Feb 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fuel cheer as exchange rate holds steady

    Fuel prices are set to drop in March as South Africans benefit from a stable exchange rate and lower international fuel prices. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel data released by… more
    647
  • Honda Racing Corporation Renews Contract with Marc Márquez for Two Years
    Feb 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Honda Racing Corporation Renews Contract…

    Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) is pleased to announce the extension of its contract with 25-year-old Spanish rider Marc Márquez, currently competing in the FIM*1 MotoGP World Championship for the HRC's factory team *2 "Repsol Honda Team," that will… more
    569
  • Where to with the NHI and medical credits?
    Feb 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Where to with the NHI and medical credits?

    Johannesburg, 26 February 2018 - The way forward with the National Health Insurance plan (NHI) is now starting to gain some momentum after the 2018/19 Budget speech (the Budget) in terms of a number of transitional arrangements, although not as many… more
    609
  • Health policy contradictions – MICHAEL SETTAS
    Feb 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Health policy contradictions – MICHAEL SETTAS

    Governments are often tempted to obfuscate reality through populist promises. South Africa is no different in this regard. For 23 years, health policy has gone from the 1995 policy paper on ‘free healthcare’ for all, to a Social Health Insurance… more
    757
  • The BMW Group at the Mobile World Congress 2018
    Feb 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The BMW Group at the Mobile World Congress…

    The focus on the customer and their requirements underpins the BMW Group’s presentation of the next steps on the road to digital and intelligent connectivity between the driver and vehicle at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona,… more
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  • Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Unveils the STR13
    Feb 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Unveils the STR13

    Today, Honda and its new partner, Scuderia Toro Rosso, unveiled their new Formula 1 car, the STR13, fitted with the Honda RA618H power unit, at the Barcelona Catalunya Circuit. Following the reveal of the new car that Pierre Gasly and Brendon… more
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  • Goodyear soybean oil technology wins 'Environmental Achievement Of The Year' award
    Feb 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear soybean oil technology wins…

    The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company has been presented the prestigious Tyre Technology International Award for Innovation and Excellence in the category of "Environmental Achievement of the Year" during the 2018 Tyre Technology Expo in Hannover,… more
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  • Ann-Sofi Karlsson, Director Human Factors for Automation, believes that the projects Volvo  Trucks are currently undertaking will deliver greater safety and efficiency in many areas.
    Feb 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo Trucks’ pioneering automation work…

    The steady advance of vehicle automation enables exciting possibilities for the transport industry and society as a whole. And Volvo Trucks has been at the forefront of this evolution for well over two decades. A newly released two-part film… more
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  • Audi tests “virtual reality holodeck” for faster product development
    Feb 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Audi tests “virtual reality holodeck” for…

    Joint work in realistic, virtual environment Virtual-reality room creates three-dimensional impression of new models Ingolstadt, Audi is now testing a so-called virtual-reality holodeck for assessing the design of new car models. This technology… more
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  • MAHLE Aftermarket Sub-Saharan Africa: Key Account Managers – South Africa & SADC
    Feb 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MAHLE Aftermarket Sub-Saharan Africa: Key…

    It is with great pleasure I announce that MAHLE Aftermarket Sub-Saharan Africa have added 3 Key AccountManagers to our team. Region of responsibilities will be communicated directly to you in due course. We look forward to being able to service your… more
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  • Southern Africa’s Biggest Trade Show hosted by Vermont Sales for the 18th time is around the corner, March 16th to 18th
    Feb 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Southern Africa’s Biggest Trade Show hosted…

    Show days Extended to three, Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th, many new brands, more products displays with floor space extended for more product displays, top international guests on hand, hourly demonstrations and much, much more To… more
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  • Phakisa's fantastic six hour
    Feb 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Phakisa's fantastic six hour

    SA Endurance opener a fight to the finish Stuart White, Craig Jarvis and Stephen Young drove their Fantastic Racing Maui Formula Renault to victory in Saturday’s Mopar African Endurance Phakisa Six Hour race in Welkom, but not after a race-long duel… more
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  • Renault Sport to support inauguraL Speedmachine
    Feb 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Renault Sport to support inauguraL…

    French manufacturer Renault has confirmed that it will officially support the upcoming Speedmachine festival [25-27 May, 2018], which incorporates the British leg of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Showcasing the… more
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  • Husqvarna all set for cross country
    Feb 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Husqvarna all set for cross country

    Pepson Plastics trio ready to race at Eshowe Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing starts its South African National Cross Country and Enduro campaign with a three-bike attack at the Eshowe SA Cross Country Opener Saturday 3 March. Big news for 2018 is… more
    588
  • FMF 2018 Budget Comment: Getting the 9 million unemployed into jobs could increase GDP by R500 billion
    Feb 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FMF 2018 Budget Comment: Getting the 9…

    The 2018 budget focus is on squeezing additional taxes out of the small group of taxpayers to pay for the errors and excesses of government and its state-owned enterprises (SOEs). The aim should be to reduce taxes rather than extract more. Just 3.7%… more
    625
  • Ferrari Portofino: The Italian Grand Tourer par excellence revealed in South Africa
    Feb 27, 2018 Motoring

    Ferrari Portofino: The Italian Grand Tourer…

    The Ferrari Portofino made its official debut in South Africa at a private preview held at the official Ferrari dealer in Johannesburg. Revealed earlier than anticipated in the market, the Ferrari Portofino is the new V8 GT set to dominate its… more
    614
  • 500,000th Fiat 500L Rolls Off Production Line
    Feb 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    500,000th Fiat 500L Rolls Off Production Line

    The landmark car is a Fiat 500L Cross 1.6 MultiJet 90 kW bicolour Sicilia Orange with a glossy black roof. Launched in 2012 and refreshed in 2017, the model has been firmly at the top of its segment in Europe for five years running and an absolute… more
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  • 2018 Subaru global motorsport outline
    Feb 27, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 Subaru global motorsport outline

    Without doubt the World Rally Championship (WRC) played a big role in establishing Subaru as a brand in the 90's. Scenes of Colin McRae's Subaru Impreza 555 jumping the air still excites to this day, and was the start of creating the Subaru passion… more
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  • BMW Group plans joint venture for MINI electric vehicles in China
    Feb 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BMW Group plans joint venture for MINI…

    MINI brand set for growth with local partner No plans for additional sales organisation in China Expansion of BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture The BMW Group is in advanced discussions to ramp up the global success of its MINI brand through a… more
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  • MAN Automotive SA’s Telematics Innovation Boosts Business Value
    Feb 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    MAN Automotive SA’s Telematics Innovation…

    Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) MAN Automotive South Africa (locally representing both VW and MAN heavy commercial vehicle brands) has recently demonstrated the overarching value that can be derived through establishing cross-market… more
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  • Masterdrive Newsletter - 22 February 2018
    Feb 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Masterdrive Newsletter - 22 February 2018

    MasterTips: Accident vs. Crash Amongst road safety circles you may have noticed that ‘crash’ is often used over ‘accident.’ Is there a difference or is it just semantics? MasterTest: Driving expressions: the Peugeot 3008 GT Line Peugeot calls their… more
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  • Renault, Alpine and Dacia: News at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show
    Feb 26, 2018 Motoring

    Renault, Alpine and Dacia: News at the 2018…

    In a world premiere, Renault will unveil a new concept focused on shared urban mobility. Introduction of a new 1.3-litre Energy TCe engine for Renault Captur and Renault Scenic. New R110 engine on ZOE, Europe’s top selling electric vehicle. Alpine… more
    627
  • Advanced transportation management system will drive clients’ competitiveness
    Feb 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Advanced transportation management system…

    Improved efficiency, cost controls and visibility are among the benefits that Imperial Logistics clients will reap following the group’s implementation of a standardised transportation management system for all its road transport operations in… more
    618
  • Metair Investments Limited - Changes To The Board Of Directors And Board Committee
    Feb 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Metair Investments Limited - Changes To The…

    Appointment to the Board and audit and risk committee Mr Billy Mawasha has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Board and member of the Company’s audit and risk committee with effect from 1 March 2018. Mr Mawasha holds a… more
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  • New EX8 Mighty truck boosts Hyundai's commercial vehicle range in SA
    Feb 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New EX8 Mighty truck boosts Hyundai's…

    Hyundai Automotive South Africa's commercial vehicle range has received a healthy injection with the launch of the new Mighty EX8 truck, boasting several new features and an industry-leading factory warranty that makes it a formidable contender in… more
    627
  • World's oldest surviving Alfa Romeo for auction
    Feb 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    World's oldest surviving Alfa Romeo for…

    Phoenix, Arizona - This is the only known surviving example of Alfa Romeo’s very first commercial model, and it’s expected to fetch up to $1.5 million (R18.5 million) when it comes up for auction in January. Engineer and entrepreneur Nicola Romeo… more
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  •  Schneider Electric boosting dairy production worldwide
    Feb 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Schneider Electric boosting dairy…

    Reducing energy bills up to 30% Striving for zero waste Optimised supply chains Schneider Electric’s food & beverage solutions are increasing the efficiency and sustainability of the industry and its dairy solutions allow users to seize new market… more
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  • After 35 years, the BMW 3 Series Sedan rolls off the production line at BMW Group Plant Rosslyn to make way for the new BMW X3.
    Feb 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    After 35 years, the BMW 3 Series Sedan rolls…

    A total of 1,191,604 BMW 3 Series vehicles produced at BMW Group Plant Rosslyn since 1983. Current BMW 3 Series to be produced by other plants within the BMW Group production network. BMW Group Plant Rosslyn gets ready for the start of production of… more
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  • How will the 2018/2019 affect you, the individual?
    Feb 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    How will the 2018/2019 budget affect you?

    The 2018 Budget was sure to be a delicate balancing act between the much needed tax hikes (whatever the reasons that got us onto this precarious economic precipice, the fact is that the situation is what it is) and adequate incentive to stimulate… more
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  •  Groupe Renault and EEM create first “smart island” in Porto Santo
    Feb 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault and EEM create first “smart…

    Europe’s electric vehicle leader Groupe Renault and energy supplier Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira partner to facilitate the energy transition in Porto Santo island, Portugal. Smart electric ecosystem based on four key pillars: electric… more
    758
  • Transatel to Provide a Secure Connectivity Solution in the European Union (29 Countries) Region for FCA's Mopar Connect on board unit
    Feb 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Transatel to Provide a Secure Connectivity…

    Transatel will provide FCA with machine-to-machine connectivity for the provisioning of mobile network services and an IoT solution in the European Union region (EU 29) for its on-board telematics units as a result of a competitive tender. FCA has… more
    679
  • SA Motorists Brace For Combined 52cents a Litre Impact of Higher Fuel and RAF Levies
    Feb 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SA Motorists Brace For Combined 52cents a…

    South African motorists will have to fork out more when filling up their petrol tanks thanks to increases in both the fuel and Road Accident Fund (RAF) levies, which were announced by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba in his 2018 budget speech today.… more
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  • AutObarn’s Brett Garland takes a double win in the opening round of the SuperHatch series at Midvaal
    Feb 22, 2018 Motorsport

    AutObarn’s Brett Garland takes a double win…

    Two race wins, two class wins and overall for the day A new Brett Garland (AutObarn Total Sabat Racing) with his rebuilt Honda dominated the opening round of the SuperHatch class at the Midvaal Raceway this last weekend, taking the pole position,… more
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  • Subaru East Rand opens under the CMH Banner
    Feb 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Subaru East Rand opens under the CMH Banner

    Subaru East Rand has officially opened its doors to Subarists and would-be Subarists in eastern Johannesburg. The new dealership is ideally situated on North Rand Road, Boksburg and is operated by the Combined Motor Holdings Group (CMH). CMH is one… more
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  • Ferrari 488 Pista: a brilliant track-derived combination of exhilaration and performance
    Feb 22, 2018 Motoring

    Ferrari 488 Pista: a brilliant track-derived…

    First images released ahead of unveiling at Geneva Motor Show Maranello, 21 February 2018 - The 488 Pista, which will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, is the successor to Ferrari's V8-engined special series - the 360 Challenge… more
    668
  • Goodyear's Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV Ultra-High Performance tyre chosen by Alfa Romeo for the new Stelvio
    Feb 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear's Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV…

    Goodyear's Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV Ultra-High Performance tyre has been chosen as original equipment on the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the first SUV from the iconic Italian manufacturer. Matching Alfa Romeo's tradition of ground-breaking design and… more
    681
  • Set South Africa’s forgotten people free – in defence of the unemployed
    Feb 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Set South Africa’s forgotten people free –…

    FMF feature article by Eustace Davie Mr Ramaphosa, like most South Africans I am relieved that you have ascended to the country’s highest political post. However, you of all people know that you start your Presidency with an economy in deep trouble… more
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  • Total and Aston Martin Renew Their Global Partnership
    Feb 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Total and Aston Martin Renew Their Global…

    Total is extending its lubricant and technical partnership with Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin recommends TOTAL QUARTZ INEO DYNAMICS 0W-20 for DB11’s V12 5.2ltr twin-turbo engine Aston Martin recommends TOTAL EXCELLIUM fuel Total, the world’s… more
    702
  • A clear focus on motorsport: the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS
    Feb 22, 2018 Motorsport

    A clear focus on motorsport: the new Porsche…

    The Porsche motorsport department is presenting Weissach’s newest development at the Geneva Motor Show: the 911 GT3 RS with motorsport chassis and 520hp (383 kW) from a four-litre, naturally-aspirated engine. This high-performance sports car is… more
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  • The 2018 Budget may rise a phoenix from the ashes to decrease Net Deficits
    Feb 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The 2018 Budget may rise a phoenix from the…

    Given the thrilling times in politics with the State of the Nation (SONA) address delivered by the newly elected President of the Republic, Cyril Ramaphosa, the spotlight will fall on the Minister of Finance, when he delivers the 2018 Annual Budget… more
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  • BMW at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show 2018.
    Feb 22, 2018 Motoring

    BMW at the 88th Geneva International Motor…

    World premiere for the new BMW X4: New edition of the first Sports Activity Coupe at the premium end of the mid-size class, of which more than 200,000 have been sold worldwide; expressive, now even more unique, design; premium interior ambience is… more
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  • Huge prize for SA F1600 Champion
    Feb 22, 2018 Motorsport

    Huge prize for SA F1600 Champion

    Road to Indy chance beckons for SA’s best South Africa’s 2018 Investchem Formula 1600 champion will win a chance to compete in the 2018 Mazda Road to Indy shootout in Phoenix, Arizona USA in December. The award confirmed this week by both Investchem… more
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  • The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team reveals the C37
    Feb 22, 2018 Motorsport

    The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team reveals the C37

    Hinwil, 20th February 2018 - The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team has launched its new challenger, the C37, ahead of the 2018 Formula 1 championship. The C37 looks different to last year's C36 - on one hand, this is due to the new technical regulations,… more
    568
  • : Will the budget remove anomalies created by recent legislative amendments?
    Feb 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    : Will the budget remove anomalies created…

    It is hoped that an announcement will be made in the National Budget to the effect that a number of undesirable consequences of recent legislative changes to the Income Tax Act will be undone. According to David Warneke CA(SA), committee member of… more
    651
  • Final evolution - the new Lotus 3-Eleven 430
    Feb 22, 2018 Motoring

    Final evolution - the new Lotus 3-Eleven 430

    Substantial power increase to 430hp 920 kg and 467 hp per tonne 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds, top speed of 180 mph Lightweight full carbon bodywork - exposed on the flanks Higher performance brakes and enhanced aerodynamics Limited to 20 vehicles… more
    605
  • Engine Flush Market to reach US$ 1.87 Bn by 2026: FMI Study
    Feb 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Engine Flush Market to reach US$ 1.87 Bn by…

    Advancements in fuel consumption technologies has necessitated the need for using oils or lubricants to flush out the dirt collected in combustion engines. Diesel and gasoline continues to be adulterated across the globe, and the demand for such… more
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  • Fuel levy hikes will hurt the poor
    Feb 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fuel levy hikes will hurt the poor

    Fuel levy increases more than double inflation The 52 cents a litre increase in the General Fuel and Road Accident Fund levies announced by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba in today’s Budget Speech is cause for great concern, notes the Automobile… more
    705
  • Naamsa comments on the 2018 / 2019 budget
    Feb 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Naamsa comments on the 2018 / 2019 budget

    Commenting on the budget proposals announced today by the Minister of Finance, Mr Malusi Gigaba, in Parliament – the President of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) – Mr Andrew Kirby said that the litmus… more
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  • Invitation to participate in Sri Lanka auto parts show 2018
    Feb 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Invitation to participate in Sri Lanka auto…

    The Biggest 3 Day Exhibition for the Sri Lankan Auto-Component Industry along with Car Parts and Accessories. Schedule Date : 2 ~ 4 AUGUST 2018 Venue : Sri Lanka Exhibition & Convention Centre (SLECC), Colombo – Sri Lanka Opening Hours: 10.00 am to… more
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  • Metair acquires 35% in Primemotors in Bucharest Romania
    Feb 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Metair acquires 35% in Primemotors in…

    Establishes incubation and R&D centre for Li-ion battery development in Romania Enables partnership with the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest on Artificial Intelligence (AI) project with for autonomous driving Aligns with Metair’s strategy to be… more
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  • New motor adds power and driving pleasure to Renault ZOE, Europe’s best-selling EV
    Feb 21, 2018 Motoring

    New motor adds power and driving pleasure to…

    Renault has introduced a new 80kW electric motor, coming first on ZOE The new R110 motor provides ZOE with extra punch and greater versatility when driving outside urban areas The 2018 model-year ZOE features Android Auto compatibility and the… more
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  • 2018 Pre-budget transfer pricing expectations
    Feb 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    2018 Pre-budget transfer pricing expectations

    There is no question that it has been one of the most eventful and dramatic pre-budget weeks in the history of South Africa and it is a relief that we are having a budget speech as scheduled. Even though we are not sure how much the changes in the… more
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  • Goodyear tyres chosen as OE fitment for new BMW 5 Series
    Feb 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear tyres chosen as OE fitment for new…

    Goodyear is proud to announce that it has been accredited with a wide range of both Summer and Winter tyres as original equipment fitments for the BMW 5 Series. The 5 Series drivers can count on the performance of the Goodyear UHP Eagle F1… more
    730
  • Red Sparrow: BMW 7 Series makes iconic appearance in gripping new movie. BMW is exclusive automotive partner of the spy thriller from 20th Century Fox Film.
    Feb 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Red Sparrow: BMW 7 Series makes iconic…

    Munich. The BMW 7 Series has landed a major Hollywood role alongside Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence in Red Sparrow, the new spy thriller from 20th Century Fox Film, which will open in cinemas on 2 March. Jennifer Lawrence plays Dominika Egorova, a… more
    801
  • Inspirational ideas for little explorers. The kids products from the MINI Lifestyle Collection.
    Feb 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Inspirational ideas for little explorers.…

    Easter is just around the corner – that time when explorers large and small get a chance to search for hidden treasures. MINI, of course, provides a source of adventure, inspiration and creativity all year round. Indeed, the stimulating and… more
    686
  • A perspective on the state of the nation address
    Feb 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    A perspective on the state of the nation…

    I cannot recall a State of the Nation address that grasped my attention so much as President Ramaphosa’s maiden SONA address on 16 February 2018. Without underestimating the challenges lying ahead of us in any way, I felt exhilarated, eager to get… more
    713
  • Readying your business for a VAT rate change
    Feb 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Readying your business for a VAT rate change

    The last time the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate was increased, was 24 years ago. Most Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) today were in their teens back then. There is little institutional and practical knowledge to plan for the changes necessary to ensure… more
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  • The 2018/2019 Budget Challenge
    Feb 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The 2018/2019 Budget Challenge

    Johannesburg, 20 February 2018 - In the wake of the most rejuvenating State of the Nation (SONA) address this country has experienced in years, we now await the Minister of Finance’s Budget Speech on 21 February 2018 to determine how all of the… more
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  • Husqvarna starts on a high
    Feb 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Husqvarna starts on a high

    Tennant wins two for Q4 Fuels MX team in PE Cape Town rider Caleb Tennant put in a star performance as Q4 Fuel Husqvarna Racing enjoyed a solid start to the 2018 TRP Distributors South African National Motocross championship in Port Elizabeth on… more
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  • Volvo Cars debuts three-cylinder engine in new XC40 compact SUV
    Feb 20, 2018 Motoring

    Volvo Cars debuts three-cylinder engine in…

    Volvo Cars today launched its new three-cylinder Drive-E powertrain in the XC40, the company's first entry into the compact premium SUV segment. The new powertrain is the first three-cylinder engine in the company's 91-year history. The all-new 1.5… more
    612
  • Bobcat will showcase its M-Series of at NAMPO 2018 following the significant success achieved with its 5-Series and 4-Series
    Feb 20, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Big showcase for Bobcat compact equipment…

    Bobcat Equipment South Africa, part of the Goscor Group, will showcase its full range of compact machinery, which is well-suited for application in the agricultural sector, at Grain SA's NAMPO Harvest Day from 15 to 18 May 2018 at Bothaville in the… more
    628
  • Minister Gigaba: Reduce bloated government before introducing new taxes
    Feb 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Minister Gigaba: Reduce bloated government…

    Minister Gigaba seemingly has his back against the fiscal wall and will probably announce tax hikes in his 21 February budget. He should rather heed the advice of former UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill: “For a nation to try to tax itself into… more
    671
  • Seventh Car Magazine Best Buy Title for Ford Ranger
    Feb 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Seventh Car Magazine Best Buy Title for Ford…

    Locally-built Ford Ranger selected as Car Magazine Best Buy for seventh consecutive year Ranger leads the popular double cab pick-up segment, remains one of SA's best-selling vehicles overall, and is among the country's top vehicle exports Recently… more
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  • Hyundai takes WRC lead with win in Rally Sweden
    Feb 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Hyundai takes WRC lead with win in Rally…

    Thierry Neuville has claimed a first-ever victory for Hyundai Motorsport on the snowy stages of Rally Sweden on the weekend as he led a double podium result for the team in the second round of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship. The Belgian,… more
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  • The next chapter for the legendary Brabham name
    Feb 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The next chapter for the legendary Brabham…

    Yesterday marked the start of a new chapter for one of the most celebrated and evocative names in motor racing history, with the launch of Brabham Automotive. Led by multiple Le Mans winner, David Brabham, the announcement marks a continuation of… more
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  • Subaru SA adds more confidence to the legacy of the executive sedan
    Feb 19, 2018 Motoring

    Subaru SA adds more confidence to the legacy…

    Updated 2018 Subaru Legacy benefits from higher safety specification levels with the inclusion of EyeSight® Driver Assistance Exterior styling tweaks create a sharper, sportier appearance Upgraded interior design, materials and technology. Improved… more
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  • Reigning Class T Champions Johan and Werner Horn Image: Nadia Jordaan
    Feb 19, 2018 Motorsport

    Fly-fishing mecca will reverberate to the…

    South African Cross Country Series opens with Mpumalanga 400 in Dullstroom The tranquil town of Dullstroom is better known as one of South Africa’s premier fly-fishing locations, but will echo to the sound of high powered racing engines when the… more
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  • Is there a future for Tyre Retreading?
    Feb 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Is there a future for Tyre Retreading?

    David Wilson, Publisher and Editor at Retreading Business, the publisher for three specialist magazines for the tyre industry, is one of the leading figures in the tyre retreading industry. Wilson has close to 30 years of experience in journalism in… more
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  • Brad Keselowski grabs win in ‘The Clash’
    Feb 19, 2018 Motorsport

    Brad Keselowski grabs win in ‘The Clash’

    Nabs Horizon Global its First Win as a Sponsor in the Monster Energy Cup Series Plymouth, Mich., (February 16, 2018) – Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Ford for Team Penske, grabbed the win in the season-opening exhibition event, known as The… more
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  • Goodyear Managing Director, Darren Hayes-Powell (right), Group Communications Manager, Nonkosi Dyantyi (left) and Stephen Nkomo Primary School Principal, Zoliswa Njiyela with one of the refurbished desks.
    Feb 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear South Africa employees help shape…

    Goodyear South Africa held its annual Group Conference at the Boardwalk Hotel on February 13, 2018. This year's conference theme, 'Shaping the Future', saw teams refurbishing 80 desks for learners at Stephen Nkomo Primary School in kwaNobuhle.… more
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  • Isuzu Motors South Africa is officially launched
    Feb 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Isuzu Motors South Africa is officially…

    PORT ELIZABETH. Today Isuzu Motors announced the official launch of its business operations in South Africa. This follows the announcement of last year where Isuzu had said that it would purchase the light commercial vehicle operations in Port… more
    725
  • Isuzu mu-X destined for Sub-Saharan Africa
    Feb 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Isuzu mu-X destined for Sub-Saharan Africa

    PORT ELIZABETH - Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) announced today, they will be entering the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) segment with the introduction of the popular Isuzu mu-X into the South African and Sub-Saharan Africa market in the second half… more
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  • 2017 FINANCIAL RESULTS: Renault performance achieves historic record, including sales, revenues, operating margin and net income
    Feb 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    2017 FINANCIAL RESULTS: Renault performance…

    #RenaultResults Registrations increased 8.5% to 3.76 million units. Group revenues increased by 14.7% to €58,770 million (+9.4% excluding the AVTOVAZ consolidation effect1). Group operating margin stood at €3,854 million, representing 6.6% of… more
    690
  • Oil, Rand give fuel breather
    Feb 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Oil, Rand give fuel breather

    Fuel prices are likely to drop again at the end of February. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. "International oil prices have been… more
    642
  • Endurance blastoff at Phakisa
    Feb 19, 2018 Motorsport

    Endurance blastoff at Phakisa

    Bumper field set to kick 2018 SA series off The 2018 Mopar South African Endurance Series kicks off with the Mopar Phakisa 6-hour at Phakisa Saturday 24 February with a strong entry already in place at the time of writing and as many as 30 cars… more
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  • Automation industry calls for collaboration to make SA globally competitive
    Feb 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automation industry calls for collaboration…

    Key stakeholders in South Africa’s automation industry have called for greater collaboration to drive industrial progress. Speaking at the official launch of the Africa Automation Fair 2019 in Johannesburg this week, stakeholders noted that South… more
    744
  • Updated 2018 Subaru Outback now available in South Africa
    Feb 19, 2018 Motoring

    Updated 2018 Subaru Outback now available in…

    Revised exterior styling for a stronger Subaru identity and unmistakeable rugged character. Updated interior styling with more premium quality. New Infotainment system for better connectivity. Improved ride and NVH levels. EyeSight® Driver… more
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  • Goodyear awarded
    Feb 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear awarded "Chassis Supplier of the…

    Goodyear awarded "Chassis Supplier of the Year" by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles EMEA for demonstrated customer centric performance, flexibility and transparency. First time a tyre manufacturer has been selected by FCA for this important award for the… more
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  • Communication from the board of directors following the meeting of February 15, 2018
    Feb 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Communication from the board of directors…

    Boulogne-Billancourt, February 15, 2018 – The Groupe Renault Board of Directors, acting upon the recommendation of the Appointments and Governance Committee, has proposed the renewal of Mr. Carlos Ghosn’s position as Director. This recommendation… more
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  • Volvo Trucks Heavy Haulage offer
    Feb 16, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo Trucks Heavy Haulage offer

    Volvo Truck’s I-shift with crawler gears offers a flexibility that allows fleet owners to say yes to more jobs. The world class automated gearbox with one or two crawler gears and the added option of extra reverse gears offers versatility and allows… more
    754
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 15 February 2018
    Feb 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 15 February 2018

    MasterTips: The most dangerous kind of car crash A study has revealed that the most feared kind of car crash is not necessarily the most dangerous kind MasterTest: Sam says... it packs a punch After spending some time in the Renault Duster, Sam… more
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  • The Grand Tour presenters attempt to feed the world in this week’s special episode
    Feb 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Grand Tour presenters attempt to feed…

    EPISODE 11 ALERT – MOZAMBIQUE SPECIAL In this mini-special, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May decide to attempt to end world hunger with an incredible journey across Mozambique. The three notice that people in the coastal regions of… more
    755
  • Audi Q5 is CAR Magazine's best premium mid-size SUV for 2017
    Feb 15, 2018 Motoring

    Audi Q5 is CAR Magazine's best premium…

    The Audi Q5 has been awarded the best premium mid-size SUV in the annual CAR Magazine's Top 12 Best Buys Awards for 2017. Officially launched into the South African market in July 2017, the all-new iteration of Audi's best-selling SUV was considered… more
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  • Customer-focussed approach takes Volvo to top
    Feb 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Customer-focussed approach takes Volvo to top

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  • Etihad Cargo transports 51 horses to world’s most prestigious show jumping event
    Feb 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Etihad Cargo transports 51 horses to world’s…

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Cargo has successfully shipped a very special consignment of show jumping horses from Belgium to Hong Kong for the annual Hong Kong Longines Masters. It is the second year in a row that the freight division… more
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  • Renault to open first dedicated Electric-Vehicle concept store in Europe
    Feb 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Renault to open first dedicated…

    Renault will open its first Renault Electric Vehicle Experience Center on February 16 in Stockholm, Sweden. This new concept store will allow Renault to engage with the general public on the subject of electric motoring in a busy urban location. In… more
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  • Haval: The company to watch according to Car Magazine
    Feb 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Haval: The company to watch according to Car…

    To say that Haval is "massive" in its Chinese home market is an understatement. Rather like saying that Usain Bolt is a "fairly brisk" runner. After all, it sells over a million SUVs per annum in China. A million! And now Haval's fast gaining global… more
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  • Being insured (even a little) is better than not being insured at all
    Feb 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Being insured (even a little) is better than…

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  • Series: Understanding the lifespan of your car parts
    Feb 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Series: Understanding the lifespan of your…

    Part 1: How old are your tyres really? Purchasing new tyres can be a costly affair and most people put it off for as long as possible. But, says Pieter Niemand, Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a constituent association of… more
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  • Only freedom can stimulate competition
    Feb 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Only freedom can stimulate competition

    Competition is not something that can be artificially created. Competition is an inherent facet of human – or living – nature, and thrives most when it is left alone. The notion that government can introduce swaths of laws, regulations, and red… more
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  • Honda receives honours at CAR Top 12 Best Buys Awards
    Feb 15, 2018 Motoring

    Honda receives honours at CAR Top 12 Best…

    Honda Motor Southern Africa received accolades at the annual CAR Top 12 Best Buys Awards, 2018. The Honda BR-V, a versatile and stylish 7seater was for the second year in a row, awarded first place in its category of Small SUV/Crossover whilst… more
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  • The all-new BMW X4 is coming
    Feb 15, 2018 Motoring

    The all-new BMW X4 is coming

    The all-new BMW X4 (fuel consumption combined: 9.0 – 5.4 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 209 – 142 g/km)* makes its mark by delivering individuality, dynamism and innovation in far greater doses. It is here to write the next chapter in the success… more
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  • BMW Car Club Gauteng Go-Karting social event 2018
    Feb 15, 2018 Motorsport

    BMW Car Club Gauteng Go-Karting social event…

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  • New Polo Vivo
    Feb 15, 2018 Motoring

    New Polo Vivo

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  • Happy Lunar New Year from INFINITI
    Feb 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Happy Lunar New Year from INFINITI

    From my (growing) family to yours, here’s hoping the year of the dog brings you and yours the unconditional love of a puppy, the loyalty of the very best of friends, and an abundance of circumstances where your tail is wagging and mouth is drooling. more
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  • Latin Auto Parts EXPO
    Feb 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Latin Auto Parts EXPO

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  • Groupe Renault sincerely thanks Thierry Desmarest for his dedicated service. He will resign from his position as director and chairman of the strategy committee.
    Feb 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Groupe Renault sincerely thanks Thierry…

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  • New heavy-duty engine oil for the latest environment-friendly engines
    Feb 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New heavy-duty engine oil for the latest…

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  • All-in-one solution: MEYLE full-service kit complete with stabiliser assembly and coupling rods in MEYLE‑HD quality
    Feb 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    All-in-one solution: MEYLE full-service kit…

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  • The Dacia tops one million in France
    Feb 15, 2018 Motoring

    The Dacia tops one million in France

    Dacia has just registered its 1,000,000th vehicle in France since the brand's launch in June 2005. Customers respond enthusiastically to positioning: offering the best price-performance ratio on the market. The successful launch of the New Duster… more
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  • Subaru's EyeSight Driver Assist System Wins President's Award of Japan Techno-Economics Society
    Feb 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Subaru's EyeSight Driver Assist System Wins…

    Subaru Corporation has received the President's Award from Japan Techno-Economics Society (JATES) for the development of its EyeSight driver assist system at the society's 6th Technology Management & Innovation Awards. The award ceremony was held… more
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  • Young scientist takes home second prize at prestigious Taiwan Science Fair
    Feb 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Young scientist takes home second prize at…

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  • BMW Group achieves best-ever January
    Feb 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BMW Group achieves best-ever January

    Sales increased in all major sales regions BMW Group deliveries up 3.8% to 169,538 units BMW sales increase by 3.4% to 148,400 vehicles MINI brand sales climb 7.0% to 20,929 cars BMW 5 Series sedan sales grow by 39.6% BMW Group electrified vehicle… more
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  • Monster Energy detonates into South Africa Bike Festival 2018
    Feb 14, 2018 Motorsport

    Monster Energy detonates into South Africa…

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  •  Metair Investments Limited - Trading Statement And Trading Update
    Feb 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Metair Investments Limited - Trading…

    Metair is in the process of finalising its results for the year ended 31 December 2017 (the “Period”) (“Results”) and shareholders are accordingly advised that Metair expects to report: headline earnings per share to be between 20.6% and 24.6%… more
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  • Renault enters the eSports scene: a fast growing sport discipline
    Feb 13, 2018 Motorsport

    Renault enters the eSports scene: a fast…

    Renault and Renault Sport Racing have joined forces with Team Vitality to form Renault Sport Team Vitality. In 2018, Renault Sport Team Vitality will compete in a programme of motorsport-based competitions such as the Rocket League Championship… more
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  • THE TIRE Cologne: International trade fair for the Tyre industry
    Feb 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    THE TIRE Cologne: International trade fair…

    From 29 May to 1 June 2018 the tire industry meets for the first time in Cologne. THE TIRE COLOGNE is meeting with great interest within the industry and many companies of relevance for the market already applied for the show. THE TIRE COLOGNE is… more
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