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  • It was all smiles (under mask) for Chulumanco Gqiza, left, student at the Oceans Outreach Foundation and Sophumelela Qowa, Oceans Outreach Officer.
    Jan 22, 2021 Buzz

    C P Nel Motors supports the ‘Sea the Change’ environmental education youth programme

    Isuzu dealer, CP Nel Motors and Isuzu ChildLife are providing an opportunity for at least 60 disadvantaged young women to participate in the Sea the Change environmental education youth programme. This programme is being piloted by the Oceans… more
  • The Automobile Association (AA) is shocked and saddened by the news of the death of Malcolm Kinsey
    Jan 22, 2021 Buzz

    The Automobile Association (AA) is shocked and saddened by the news of the death of…

    Malcolm passed away in KwaZulu-Natal on 20 January 2021. Since the late eighties, Malcolm has produced the Kinsey Report on parts prices of vehicles available in South Africa. In 2019 Automobile Association began its partnership with Malcolm… more
  • Peugeot South Africa announces pricing on forthcoming 2008
    Jan 22, 2021 Motoring

    Peugeot South Africa announces pricing on forthcoming 2008

    An SUV with a global vocation, the new PEUGEOT 2008 SUV will be marketed locally from the end of January 2021. The first Peugeot 2008 was introduced to the public in 2013 following its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March of the same year.… more
  • Thailand automotive production and domestic sales to revive in 2021, says GlobalData
    Jan 22, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Thailand automotive production and domestic sales to revive in 2021, says GlobalData

    Following the news that the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) expects domestic car sales to decline by 5.3% in 2021, after a 21.4% slump in the previous year; Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData, a leading… more
  • Lance Woolridge joins Veloce Racing in new Extreme E championship as reserve and development driver
    Jan 22, 2021 Motorsport

    Lance Woolridge joins Veloce Racing in new Extreme E championship as reserve and…

    Two-time South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) Class T champion Lance Woolridge selected to join UK-based Veloce Racing for inaugural Extreme E season in 2021 Woolridge signed up as reserve and development driver, supporting French… more
  • Who Attends Africa Energy Indaba? Join Captains of Industry discussing Africa's Energy Future
    Jan 22, 2021 Buzz

    Who Attends Africa Energy Indaba? Join Captains of Industry discussing Africa's Energy…

    Attend the definitive Energy Conference for Africa and connect with fellow CEOs, business leaders, energy luminaries, and top Government representatives. more
  • Anti-intimidation in the public sector
    Jan 22, 2021 Buzz

    Anti-intimidation in the public sector

    In October 2020, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) focused on ethics and delivered a series of webinars to discuss the ethical challenges currently facing the chartered accountancy and auditing professions and come up… more
  • Dream It. Live It. Build It. SASDC celebrates 10 years of Business Transformation in SA
    Jan 22, 2021 Buzz

    Dream It. Live It. Build It. SASDC celebrates 10 years of Business Transformation in SA

    The next decade requires bold commitment and accountable action Registration to attend the South African Supplier Diversity Council’s 10th anniversary webinar, taking place on 28 January 2021, via an online meeting platform, is open to all… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 21 January 2021 (June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct)
    Jan 22, 2021 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 21 January 2021 (June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct)

    14% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/TERS monies. Of the 86% of employers who received payment, only 77% were paid in full. 25% of employers still haven’t received their July UIF/TERS monies. Of the 75% of employers who… more
  • Jumpstart your vehicle the right way
    Jan 22, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Jumpstart your vehicle the right way

    With many of us still working from home and electing to order our essentials online rather than venture out to the shops, being stranded with a flat car battery could be an annoying reality, even if you drive the most modern of cars. Dewald… more
  • Tencent partnership will expedite Geely’s autonomous and smart tech development, says GlobalData
    Jan 22, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Tencent partnership will expedite Geely’s autonomous and smart tech development, says…

    Following the news that China-based Geely Auto Group has partnered with technology conglomerate Tencent Holdings Ltd; Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData, a leading research and consulting company, offers his… more
  • R.I.P Mike Winfield
    Jan 22, 2021 Buzz

    R.I.P Mike Winfield

    Respected and retired motoring journalist and sub-editor Mike Winfield died on Monday (18/01/2021) night as a result of Covid-19 complications. “My brother Mike died today, after contracting Covid in the hospital he went to for treatment of a… more
  • R.I.P. Malcolm Kinsey
    Jan 22, 2021 Buzz

    R.I.P. Malcolm Kinsey

    It is with immense sadness that the Guild informs its members and the motoring fraternity about the passing of Malcolm Kinsey on 20 January 2021, days before his 77th birthday. Malcolm will be remembered for many things, from his great… more
  • Hyundai Motorsport starts title defence in Rallye Monte-Carlo, aims to add driver’s crown in 2021
    Jan 21, 2021 Motorsport

    Hyundai Motorsport starts title defence in Rallye Monte-Carlo, aims to add driver’s crown…

    Hyundai Motorsport aims at a strong start to its eighth season in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), as it looks to defend its 2020 victory at Rallye Monte-Carlo from today until Sunday. With a line-up that boasts experience, versatility… more
  • TRIB Welcomes New Board Members
    Jan 21, 2021 Buzz

    TRIB Welcomes New Board Members

    With the start of a new year we welcome two new TRIB Board Members into their roles supporting TRIB and the wider retread and repair industries. We're happy to have Jorge Heredia from Vulcan Vulcap and Bill Mohler from Elgi Rubber Company join… more
  • 8 savvy ways to cut costs in a small business
    Jan 21, 2021 Buzz

    8 savvy ways to cut costs in a small business

    Working smarter to lower overheads Many small business owners are so focused on keeping their head above water and making sales, that the task of lowering overhead costs often gets pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. Yet, reducing overheads… more
  •  4D imaging radar technology provides game-changing safety for autonomous vehicles, says GlobalData
    Jan 21, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    4D imaging radar technology provides game-changing safety for autonomous vehicles, says…

    The pouring investments into autonomous vehicles has accelerated the demand for advanced sensors in the automotive industry to deliver greater safety. Against the backdrop, 4D imaging radar technology is gaining popularity given its ability to… more
  • Daimler AG's Market Cap Jumped by €9B YoY, BMW and Volkswagen Group Down by €8bn
    Jan 21, 2021 Buzz

    Daimler AG's Market Cap Jumped by €9B YoY, BMW and Volkswagen Group Down by €8bn

    The COVID-19 crisis has had a severe impact on the German auto industry, causing massive revenue and market cap drops to companies operating in the sector. However, not all German carmakers' stocks have performed the same in times of economic… more
  • PCSA takes over distribution of Opel vehicles in SA with the announcement of the long-awaited official launch of new Corsa
    Jan 21, 2021 Motoring

    PCSA takes over distribution of Opel vehicles in SA with the announcement of the…

    PCSA is the distributor of Opel vehicles from the 2nd of January. Opel Corsa to launch with a single derivative, with 2 more in the successive months. The much-anticipated incorporation of the Opel brand into the Peugeot Citroen South Africa… more
  • The role of painting robots
    Jan 21, 2021 Buzz

    The role of painting robots

    For a long time, the most common form of industrial painting required the use of human specialist coating teams, and typically, these jobs included the painting of warehouses, machinery or automobiles. It is a large-scale process that demands… more
  • Steel industry: troubled blast-furnaces: AMSA unable to supply
    Jan 21, 2021 Buzz

    Steel industry: troubled blast-furnaces: AMSA unable to supply

    by Gerhard Papenfus On 8 January 2021, AMSA stated that “with all three blast-furnaces fully operational” they will be able to supply the South African market and beyond. However, during the course of the week of 18 January, one blast-furnace… more
  • Drive right and save around R17K a year on a 60L tank
    Jan 21, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Drive right and save around R17K a year on a 60L tank

    Following hefty January fuel price increases - petrol by between 40 and 43 cents per litre, and diesel by between 54 and 55 cents a litre – cash-strapped and Covid-battered South Africans have to find innovative ways to save fuel and money.… more
  • Practical Advice for Car Buyers in the New Year
    Jan 21, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Practical Advice for Car Buyers in the New Year

    2021 will be pivotal for the long-term potential of the South African automotive industry Consumers should always do their research before signing on the dotted line The Ranger was recognised as the best-selling bakkie in the used car segment,… more
  • BMW Motorrad achieves its second-best sales result in history in 2020.
    Jan 21, 2021 Buzz

    BMW Motorrad achieves its second-best sales result in history in 2020.

    Despite a difficult environment, 169,272 BMW motorcycles and scooters were delivered to customers. Despite the Corona pandemic-related challenges in 2020, BMW Motorrad was able to hand over 169,272 motorbikes and scooters to customers, thus… more
  • Protecting vehicles: Kaspersky launches tailored threat intelligence reporting for the automotive industry
    Jan 21, 2021 Buzz

    Protecting vehicles: Kaspersky launches tailored threat intelligence reporting for the…

    Kaspersky has now introduced its tailored threat intelligence (TI) reporting for organisations working in the automotive industry, which was previously available for a selected range of customers. The company’s TI reports provide car… more
  • New Year, New Normal: How small businesses can adapt
    Jan 20, 2021 Buzz

    New Year, New Normal: How small businesses can adapt

    In the wake of Covid-19, millions of small businesses across the globe have suffered the economic and even social brunt of the crisis. Much has been said over the past year about adapting to the “new normal”, and the ability to adjust to new… more
  • Stellantis: Building a world leader in sustainable mobility
    Jan 20, 2021 Buzz

    Stellantis: Building a world leader in sustainable mobility

    A new company with the agility, creativity and efficiency to capture the opportunities of the new era of mobility, offering innovative solutions that will help change the way society moves Rich heritage stemming from storied and iconic… more
  • Workplace skills plan and Annual training report submissions: do not miss the deadline
    Jan 20, 2021 Buzz

    Workplace skills plan and annual training report submissions: do not miss the deadline

    The time to initiate the annual Workplace Skills Plan/Annual Training Report submissions is upon us. Don’t delay and start your preparations now to ensure a successful submission for your company. The deadline for the 2021 WSP/ATR submissions… more
  • Goodyear-equipped KAMAZ-master team superior in Dakar 2021 with full TOP 3 podium
    Jan 20, 2021 Motorsport

    Goodyear-equipped KAMAZ-master team superior in Dakar 2021 with full TOP 3 podium

    Dmitry Sotnikov obtains 18th Dakar victory for the legendary factory team Extraordinary durability of Goodyear standard OFFROAD ORD tyres confirmed to be the perfect companion to the victorious team The KAMAZ-master factory team once again won… more
  • Protection of Personal Information (POPI) ACT
    Jan 20, 2021 Buzz

    Protection of Personal Information (POPI) ACT

    The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), was enacted on 31 July 2020, and every institution and organisation in South Africa must comply with this Act and its regulations by no later than 30 June 2021. Non-compliance can lead to… more
  • Are You A Contributor Or Parasite?
    Jan 20, 2021 Buzz

    Are You A Contributor Or Parasite?

    Why business is a game of givers and takers. Over the last year of unprecedented changes, and the frenetic pace at which companies have had no alternative but to adapt, many of us have learned all about the benefits and pitfalls of remote… more
  • Hybrid Car Sales Account for 16% of Toyota 2020 Sales, Up by 23% YoY
    Jan 20, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Hybrid Car Sales Account for 16% of Toyota 2020 Sales, Up by 23% YoY

    During the year 2020, Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) posted sales of 2.11 million vehicles. Compared to its 2019 performance, it marked a decline of 11.3% in sales volume. According to the research data analyzed and published by… more
  • Battery research critical in battle to reverse climate change, says new consortium chairman
    Jan 20, 2021 Buzz

    Battery research critical in battle to reverse climate change, says new consortium…

    Investment in battery research is key to reducing carbon emissions and boosting electrification, according to the newly appointed chairman of global battery research hub the Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI). Dr. Christian Rosenkranz is… more
  • Lessen loadshedding woes
    Jan 20, 2021 Buzz

    Lessen loadshedding woes

    By Samantha Greathead While loadshedding was temporarily suspended, motorists can still expect it to make an unwelcome return in the near future. If you are still making your way to the office everyday or spend time on the roads throughout the… more
  • BMW M GmbH still on its path of sustained growth in 2020: 144,218 vehicles delivered worldwide
    Jan 20, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    BMW M GmbH still on its path of sustained growth in 2020: 144,218 vehicles delivered…

    New sales record secures BMW M GmbH’s market leadership in the performance and high-performance automobile segment. With yet another new sales record, the BMW M GmbH continued to grow also in the 2020 fiscal year. Despite the effects of the… more
  • Update on Road Traffic Legislation: NRTA Bill, Clarity on the extension of validity of driving and vehicle licences
    Jan 20, 2021 Buzz

    Update on Road Traffic Legislation: NRTA Bill, Clarity on the extension of validity of…

    Comments on the National Road Traffic Bill, 7 of 2020 Enquiries as well as written submissions can be sent to the Portfolio Committee on Transport (Attention: Valerie Carelse) via e-mail to trafficbill@parliament.gov.za In addition to the… more
  •  Allianz Risk Barometer 2021: Covid-19 trio tops South Africa and global business risks
    Jan 20, 2021 Covid-19

    Allianz Risk Barometer 2021: Covid-19 trio tops South Africa and global business risks

    10th Allianz survey: Business interruption, Pandemic outbreak and Cyber incidents are the top three business risks for 2021 – all strongly interlinked. Cyber incidents, Business interruption and Pandemic outlook are the top three business risks… more
  • Prolight + Sound, Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess postponed until 2022; International Consumer Goods Show cancelled
    Jan 20, 2021 Buzz

    Prolight + Sound, Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess postponed until 2022;…

    Back in September 2020, a decision was reached by Messe Frankfurt and the industries involved to forgo any physical events at our home base in the first quarter of 2021. Now, following close consultation with customers, it has become necessary… more
  • Knapp to head the Volkswagen Passenger Car Brand in South Africa
    Jan 20, 2021 Buzz

    Knapp to head the Volkswagen Passenger Car Brand in South Africa

    Steffen Knapp replaces Martina Biene as the head of the Volkswagen Passenger Car Brand. Steffen Knapp has been appointed to head the Volkswagen Passenger Car Brand in South Africa and replaces Martina Biene. The position is effective from 1… more
  • World Leaders to Meet During Davos Agenda in a Crucial Year to Rebuild Trust
    Jan 20, 2021 Buzz

    World Leaders to Meet During Davos Agenda in a Crucial Year to Rebuild Trust

    The Davos Agenda 2021 will convene under the theme: A Crucial Year to Rebuild Trust The World Economic Forum will gather the world’s foremost leaders to address the economic, environmental, social and technological challenges following the… more
  • 18 January 2021 (June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct)
    Jan 20, 2021 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 18 January 2021 (June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct)

    23% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/TERS monies. Of the 77% of employers who received payment, only 74% were paid in full. 24% of employers still haven’t received their July UIF/TERS monies. Of the 76% of employers who… more
  • South Africans excel at 2021 Dakar Rally
    Jan 20, 2021 Motorsport

    South Africans excel at 2021 Dakar Rally

    The Dakar Rally, regarded as the toughest motorsport event in the world, by all account lived up to its irrefutable reputation with the running of the 2021 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia. At the launch of the 2021 Dakar Rally route, ASO the… more
  • Steel Industry: unless the duties go steel shortages are here to stay
    Jan 20, 2021 Buzz

    Steel Industry: unless the duties go steel shortages are here to stay

    Over the course of the last few months, AMSA has repeatedly assured both its customers and Government that the backlogs would have been resolved during December ‘20. The situation, however, continued to deteriorate, to the point where it is now… more
  • Workout Misted up Your Car? Ford’s Windscreen Weather Station Clears View Ahead for Drivers
    Jan 20, 2021 Buzz

    Workout Misted up Your Car? Ford’s Windscreen Weather Station Clears View Ahead for…

    Ford’s Windscreen Weather Station can detect moisture in the air as well as detect changes in the temperature of the glass Ford’s patented QuickClear technology de-ices the windscreen in seconds at the touch of a button Many of us are hitting… more
  • Motus: SA automotive company on the move
    Jan 20, 2021 Buzz

    Motus: SA automotive company on the move

    JSE-listed Motus, the largest retail motor group in South Africa, is ramping up its brand building strategy after consolidating and restructuring the business in the two years since Motus Holdings was unbundled from Imperial Holdings. The pace… more
  • Bombardier’s Gautrain fleet in South Africa completes forty million kilometres in service
    Jan 20, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Bombardier’s Gautrain fleet in South Africa completes forty million kilometres in service

    The ELECTROSTAR commuter cars have each made around 900,000 trips and moved over 125 million passengers since starting service in 2010 Bombardier will maintain the Gautrain fleet until 2026 and continues to work with Black Economic Empowerment… more
  • Toyota Gazoo Racing introduces GR010 hybrid hypercar
    Jan 18, 2021 Motorsport

    Toyota Gazoo Racing introduces GR010 hybrid hypercar

    Racing version of upcoming road-going hypercar New-generation car introduces Racing Hybrid brand Motorsport learnings to benefit future road cars TOYOTA GAZOO Racing begins a new era of endurance racing with the launch of its all-new GR010… more
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa tops passenger car market in pandemic-hit 2020
    Jan 18, 2021 Buzz

    Volkswagen Group South Africa tops passenger car market in pandemic-hit 2020

    Volkswagen Group South Africa sold 63 482 vehicles in 2020 Volkswagen Passenger Car brand’s market share of 21.6% is the highest in the history of the brand Audi ended year with an improved share of 18.5% in the premium market Volkswagen… more
  • Covid-19 lockdown: resumption of TERS funding a possibility
    Jan 18, 2021 Covid-19

    Covid-19 lockdown: resumption of TERS funding a possibility

    Negotiations are currently underway at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) regarding the possible resumption of TERS funding for employees still affected by the lockdown regulations. Specific sectors, such as the… more
  • More Dacia, still Dacia
    Jan 18, 2021 Motoring

    More Dacia, still Dacia

    Building on a strong and efficient all-weather business model, the Dacia saga continues with a new chapter The creation of the new Dacia-Lada business unit will boost Dacia’s competitiveness through leveraged engineering & manufacturing… more
  • Alpine at the forefront of Groupe Renault’s innovation with exclusive sportcars
    Jan 18, 2021 Motorsport

    Alpine at the forefront of Groupe Renault’s innovation with exclusive sportcars

    Alpine cars, Renault Sport Cars (RSC) and Renault Sport Racing (RSR) join forces under the Alpine flagship The new Alpine entity will combine high-tech excellence and passion for racing to develop high-performance, authentic and exclusive… more
  • MØBILIZE, the new brand dedicated to mobility and energy services
    Jan 18, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    MØBILIZE, the new brand dedicated to mobility and energy services

    Mobilize is one of the four new business units created within Groupe Renault. Mobilize provides mobility, energy, and data-related services to other brands and partners, based on best-in-class open ecosystems. Mobilize unveils the EZ-1… more
  • Why it’s important to get your battery checked twice a year
    Jan 18, 2021 Buzz

    Why it’s important to get your battery checked twice a year

    A battery is the heart of any vehicle. It starts the car, powers the lights and creature comforts, and ensures motorists get to their destination. Car batteries can also communicate. A cranking sound indicates all is not well. Motorists should… more
  • The New 500 named “Convertible of the Year” and “Best Small electric city car” by the UK’s What Car? magazine
    Jan 18, 2021 Motoring

    The New 500 named “Convertible of the Year” and “Best Small electric city car” by the…

    At the What Car? Car of the Year 2021 awards, the New 500 has won the titles of “Convertible of the Year” and “Best Small electric car for the city”. The jury praised the car’s range, driving style and interior finishing. Just two months after… more
  •  Domestic Sales and Exports of Locally Assembled Ford Ranger Remain Resilient
    Jan 18, 2021 Buzz

    Domestic Sales and Exports of Locally Assembled Ford Ranger Remain Resilient

    The Ford Ranger once again entrenched its status as one of South Africa’s top-selling models in domestic vehicles sales during 2020 Addition of the upmarket Ranger Thunder garnered significant interest, with the value segment being catered for… more
  • BI consolidates Tier 2 electrical products under ALPHA brand
    Jan 18, 2021 Buzz

    BI consolidates Tier 2 electrical products under ALPHA brand

    Following the recent successful launch of the ALPHA Drive Micro and the ALPHA Drive Plus range of Variable Speed Drives, leading supplier Bearings International (BI) is excited to announce the rebranding of its BAUER range of electric motors to… more
  • Fuel set for hefty hikes
    Jan 18, 2021 Buzz

    Fuel set for hefty hikes

    Sharp rises in fuel prices are on the horizon. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. The AA says that unless the picture… more
  • BMW Group concludes year marked by corona pandemic with strong fourth quarter and leads premium segment worldwide for 17th consecutive year
    Jan 18, 2021 Buzz

    BMW Group concludes year marked by corona pandemic with strong fourth quarter and leads…

    BMW Group sells 2,324,809 units in 2020 (-8.4%) BMW Q4 sales up 4.3% from previous year (600,799 vehicles) Sales of electrified vehicles increase by a third (+31.8%) As promised: BMW Group meets EU CO2 fleet targets in 2020 Pieter Nota:… more
  • South Korea looks to strengthen position in global autonomous vehicles market with KRW1.1 trillion investment, says GlobalData
    Jan 18, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    South Korea looks to strengthen position in global autonomous vehicles market with KRW1.1…

    Following the news that South Korea has announced to inject KRW1.1 trillion (US$999m) to develop autonomous driving technologies; Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData, a leading research and consulting company,… more
  • Supply chain management is the vital ingredient needed for Covid-19 vaccine success in South Africa
    Jan 18, 2021 Covid-19

    Supply chain management is the vital ingredient needed for Covid-19 vaccine success in…

    While President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccine strategy is well underway, with 20 million doses to be delivered in the first half of the year, this is just the first step, and effective supply chain… more
  • Rally Dakar 2021 – Sixth overall win for MINI: Record winner Stéphane Peterhansel triumphs in his MINI JCW Buggy.
    Jan 18, 2021 Motorsport

    Rally Dakar 2021 – Sixth overall win for MINI: Record winner Stéphane Peterhansel…

    Title successfully defended. The MINI John Cooper Works Buggy has won the Rally Dakar for the second time in a row following the 2020 win. This time it was record winner Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA) and his co-driver Edouard Boulanger (FRA) who… more
  • Second overall for Toyota Gazoo Racing as Dakar 2021 ends in Jeddah
    Jan 18, 2021 Motorsport

    Second overall for Toyota Gazoo Racing as Dakar 2021 ends in Jeddah

    2nd on stage for Al-Attiyah/Baumel 2nd overall for Al-Attiyah/Baumel 8th overall for De Villiers/Haro 21st overall for Variawa/Murphy Dakar 2021 drew to a close in the Saudi city of Jeddah, following a final stage of 200km from the city of… more
  • Motul helps power the Dakar 2021 to new heights
    Jan 16, 2021 Motorsport

    Motul helps power the Dakar 2021 to new heights

    The running of the 43rd annual edition of the Dakar, from January 3rd – 15th, 2021, has been a testament to the power of world-class sports events to lift the collective mood. It’s also entirely appropriate that an event that is all about… more
  • Peterhansel beats Attiyah, Benavides takes bikes
    Jan 16, 2021 Motorsport

    Peterhansel beats Attiyah, Benavides takes bikes

    Stephane Peterhansel and Edouard Boulanger’s Mini buggy has beaten Nasser Al Attiyah and Matthieu Baumel’s Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa Hilux to win Dakar 2021 Saudi Arabia. French legend Peterhansel won just one stage as he led from day 1… more
  • Alpine and Lotus announce technical collaboration
    Jan 15, 2021 Buzz

    Alpine and Lotus announce technical collaboration

    As part of the Alpine Business Unit development, Groupe Renault and Group Lotus have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to study a number of areas of cooperation, including the joint development of an EV sportscar. The Alpine and Lotus… more
  • Live Company Group and Messe Frankfurt South Africa partner for launch of the eMobility Festival in Cape Town, November 2021
    Jan 15, 2021 Buzz

    Live Company Group and Messe Frankfurt South Africa partner for launch of the eMobility…

    Live Company Group Plc is pleased to announce that it has, via E-Movement Holdings Limited a 100% subsidiary of Live Company Group, partnered with Messe Frankfurt South Africa for the launch of the eMobility Festival 2021. The eMobility… more
  • 2021 Africa Energy Indaba Programme Launched!
    Jan 15, 2021 Buzz

    2021 Africa Energy Indaba Programme Launched!

    Africa Energy Indaba 2021 (1 - 5 March 2021) to host synergistic discussions, unleashing insights and catalysing business opportunities that will pave the way for a more secure energy landscape across Africa. Doing business is key to the… more
  • Investment expert appointed as CEO of AIDC EC
    Jan 15, 2021 Buzz

    Investment expert appointed as CEO of AIDC EC

    Trade, Investment and Policy Specialist, Thabo Shenxane has been appointed CEO of the AIDC Eastern Cape. Mr Shenxane joins the AIDC Eastern Cape (AIDC EC) from his position as Head: Trade, Investment & Innovation at the Eastern Cape Development… more
  • Newsweek's designation is the second major ranking Cummins has received recently
    Jan 15, 2021 Buzz

    Cummins features on Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies for 2021

    Cummins has been ranked 24th on Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies for 2021. The list is based on publicly-reported data for economic, social and governance performance. The company was 17th on the magazine’s 2020 list of… more
  • Groupe Renault “Renaulution” strategic plan
    Jan 15, 2021 Buzz

    Groupe Renault “Renaulution” strategic plan

    Following approval by the Board of Directors, Luca de Meo, CEO Groupe Renault, presents today “Renaulution”, a new strategic plan, which aims to shift Groupe Renault’s strategy from volume to value. This strategic plan is structured in 3 phases… more
  • Local manufacturer poised for sustained growth in 2021
    Jan 15, 2021 Buzz

    Local manufacturer poised for sustained growth in 2021

    The fact that hardware sales is one of the few retail sectors to show green shoots during the economic downturn wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic is positioning local manufacturer Pratley to continue on its growth trajectory into 2021.… more
  • BMW announces BMW Digital Key Plus with Ultra-Wideband technology coming to the BMW iX
    Jan 15, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    BMW announces BMW Digital Key Plus with Ultra-Wideband technology coming to the BMW iX

    BMW Digital Key Plus offers customers a convenient and secure keyless access system. As one of the pioneers in the use of a smartphone as a digital vehicle key since 2018, BMW is pressing ahead with the development and popularisation of its BMW… more
  • Mitsubishi ambassador shares after-holiday cleaning tips
    Jan 15, 2021 Buzz

    Mitsubishi ambassador shares after-holiday cleaning tips

    Back home safely, but what now? Vehicle cleaning – the basics Focus on all the nooks and crannies, and then some! Mitsubishi owners have returned home safely after their annual holidays, taking their vehicles on new adventures. “Now that you… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 14 January 2021 (June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct)
    Jan 15, 2021 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 14 January 2021 (June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct)

    12% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/TERS monies. Of the 88% of employers who received payment, only 75% were paid in full. 21% of employers still haven’t received their July UIF/TERS monies. Of the 79% of employers who… more
  • Solid results as Toyota Gazoo Racing consolidates on Dakar
    Jan 15, 2021 Motorsport

    Solid results as Toyota Gazoo Racing consolidates on Dakar

    2nd on stage for Al-Attiyah/Baumel 6th on stage for De Villiers/Haro 14th on stage for Variawa/Murphy Another set of solid results saw TOYOTA GAZOO Racing consolidate their position at Dakar 2021. The team’s leading crew, Nasser Al-Attiyah and… more
  • Protection against NOx and fine dust: the new MEYLE-PD cabin air filter keeps the air clean inside the vehicle
    Jan 14, 2021 Buzz

    Protection against NOx and fine dust: the new MEYLE-PD cabin air filter keeps the air…

    High-quality filter medium with specially impregnated activated carbon offers protection against NOx and fine dust Sustainable effect: NOx is permanently captured and never released again MEYLE is offering 38 new references for the MEYLE-PD… more
  • Alfa Romeo Tonale wins the popular vote at What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2021
    Jan 14, 2021 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo Tonale wins the popular vote at What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2021

    Alfa Romeo Tonale wins ‘Reader Award’ at What Car? Car of the Year 2021 awards Voted for by readers of What Car? to crown the most exciting new car of 2021 The Alfa Romeo Tonale has won the Reader Award at this year’s influential What Car? Car… more
  • Panda Cross named best crossover of the year by Britain’s “4x4 Magazine”
    Jan 14, 2021 Motoring

    Panda Cross named best crossover of the year by Britain’s “4x4 Magazine”

    For the fourth consecutive year, Panda Cross wins “Best Crossover” from the UK’s “4x4 Magazine”. Praised by a panel of 4x4 experts for its off-road capability, entertaining drive and engines. Panda has been the leader in Italy for eight years… more
  • Ford’s ‘Go Further’ Brand Promise is Top of Mind Amid Fuel Price Increase
    Jan 14, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Ford’s ‘Go Further’ Brand Promise is Top of Mind Amid Fuel Price Increase

    Petrol and diesel prices rise steeply at the start of 2021 Second wave of COVID-19 is restricting economic activity, adding more financial pressure at the fuel pumps Ford Ranger XLT used a combination of modern turbo technology and 10-speed… more
  • Rolls-Royce clients seek solace in Bespoke creativity during 2020
    Jan 14, 2021 Motoring

    Rolls-Royce clients seek solace in Bespoke creativity during 2020

    Beautiful Bespoke commissions reaffirm Rolls-Royce’s status as world’s foremost manufacturer of luxury goods in 2020 Highest levels of Bespoke artistry, per car, ever seen Faced with the challenges of 2020, clients invest time and creativity in… more
  • Al Rajhi beats race leaders, drama in bikes
    Jan 14, 2021 Motorsport

    Al Rajhi beats race leaders, drama in bikes

    Dakar’s tenth stage was a day of contrasts. Yazeed Al Rajhi added another car stage win to Toyota’s 2021 collection ahead of Nasser Al Attiyah and overall leader Stephane Peterhansel, who maintained his 17-minute lead. It was far more dramatic… more
  • When is the best time to borrow money for your small business?
    Jan 13, 2021 Buzz

    When is the best time to borrow money for your small business?

    Small businesses face many challenges: Access to working capital is one of them. There is the perception out there that borrowing money is a last resort, but lending can actually be a very strategic move that can build your business in the long… more
  • Opinion Piece: Curbing drink driving in the logistics industry requires regulatory support and enforcement
    Jan 13, 2021 Buzz

    Opinion Piece: Curbing drunk driving in the logistics industry requires regulatory…

    By Rhys Evans, Managing Director at ALCO-safe Alcohol-related vehicle accidents cause thousands of injuries and fatalities every year, and in the transport and logistics sector can also lead to stock loss, damaged reputation and massive… more
  • Get your copy here! MasterTorque: annual edition
    Jan 13, 2021 Buzz

    Get your copy here! MasterTorque: annual edition

    ach year MasterDrive produces the MasterTorque annual magazine. Due to the challenges created by COVID-19, the latest edition can be enjoyed in a purely digital format. As you head into 2021, the magazine will become your go-to guide as… more
  • SEMA Issues Call for Speakers
    Jan 13, 2021 Buzz

    SEMA Issues Call for Speakers

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  • Groupe Renault & Plug Power join forces to become leader in hydrogen LCV
    Jan 13, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault & Plug Power join forces to become leader in hydrogen LCV

    Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) signed to launch a 50-50 joint-venture (JV) based in France by the end of the first half of 2021, targeting over 30% share of the fuel cell-powered light commercial vehicle (LCV) market in Europe. Joint-venture… more
  • Why SMME’s Need To Think Small
    Jan 13, 2021 Buzz

    Why SMME’s Need To Think Small

    They say you need to walk before you learn to run. Many new business owners are more likely to deliver this sage advice to their petulant child than use it themselves. Yes, there are examples of businesses that started in a garage and within a… more
  • New swarm testing capability to accelerate ADAS and autonomous vehicle development
    Jan 13, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    New swarm testing capability to accelerate ADAS and autonomous vehicle development

    AB Dynamics showcases capability to replicate simulated swarm testing in the real world and vice-versa Enables thousands of iterations of virtual tests to be accurately correlated in the real world AB Dynamics is the only company to use a… more
  • Mitsubishi drives generous donation of books for JOE lil’brary from Western Cape journalists
    Jan 13, 2021 Buzz

    Mitsubishi drives generous donation of books for JOE lil’brary from Western Cape…

    SAGMJ Western Cape members rise to the challenge JOE lil’brary receives donation of books via Mitsubishi dealers Mitsubishi makes it happen to the needy Western Cape members of the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists rose to the challenge from… more
  • World wide sales results: Groupe Renault achieves its CAFE objectives
    Jan 13, 2021 Buzz

    World wide sales results: Groupe Renault achieves its CAFE objectives

    Groupe Renault achieves its CAFE1 objectives, the Renault brand is the electrical leader in Europe In a context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Groupe Renault worldwide sales totalled 2,949,849 vehicles, down 21.3% in a global automobile… more
  • Think Energy, Think Africa - Book your Virtual Exhibition stand
    Jan 13, 2021 Buzz

    Think Energy, Think Africa - Book your Virtual Exhibition stand

    Africa Energy Indaba Virtual Edition 1 – 5 March 2021 KEY FEATURES OF THE AFRICA ENERGY INDABA EXHIBITION Meet global and African energy brands on one platform to discuss your business requirements and do energy business An opportunity to… more
  • Covid-19 lockdown: TERS dispute resolution
    Jan 13, 2021 Covid-19

    Covid-19 lockdown: TERS dispute resolution

    There are still many employers whose historic Covid-19 TERS claims have not been finalised. These employers have often encountered extreme difficulties in resolving these issues with the UIF, which was unable to deal with the magnitude of… more
  • Frustration for Toyota Gazoo racing on stage 10 as punctures deal a blow
    Jan 13, 2021 Motorsport

    Frustration for Toyota Gazoo racing on stage 10 as punctures deal a blow

    2nd on stage for Al-Attiyah/Baumel 3rd on stage for De Villiers/Haro Punctures restrict TGR progress Stage 9 of Dakar 2021 saw TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s leading crew, Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel, lose ground to the overall race leader,… more
  • Announcing Axalta’s 2021 Global Automotive Color of the Year: ElectroLight
    Jan 13, 2021 Buzz

    Announcing Axalta’s 2021 Global Automotive Color of the Year: ElectroLight

    Meet the colour that lights up the future of mobility Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced its 2021 Global Automotive Color of the Year – ElectroLight. ElectroLight is an expressively… more
  • Dakar day 9 breaks hearts, bones
    Jan 13, 2021 Motorsport

    Dakar day 9 breaks hearts, bones

    Tough day shapes race as Peterhansel, Florimo take charge Many believed that Tuesday’s 465 km Dakar loop around Neom would have a hand in shaping the outcome of the 2021 race. It seems they were on the money. Overnight leaders Stephane… more
  • Covid-19: amendment of regulations
    Jan 12, 2021 Covid-19

    Covid-19: amendment of regulations

    The President, last night, discussed the Alert Level 3 lockdown regulations, as announced on 28 December 2020. The President indicated that the regulations, as announced on 28 December 2020, with only an amendment to the curfew, will remain.… more
  • Enhancing the Wastewater Treatment Process for the foreseeable future
    Jan 12, 2021 Buzz

    Enhancing the Wastewater Treatment Process for the foreseeable future

    Though the dangers of waste products, such as disease, only became evident over time, ancient societies long tried to manage the problem. For example, the Ancient Greeks built covered sewage systems, some of which still operate today, 4,000… more
  • Developing the future of the automotive industry
    Jan 12, 2021 Buzz

    Developing the future of the automotive industry

    Did you know? Only two out of five businesses believe they are developing leaders. We strive to change that. Our Emerging Leadership Development Programme (ELDP) is designed to develop manufacturing industry professionals into responsible… more
  • Toyota Hiace and Quantum models upgraded
    Jan 12, 2021 Motoring

    Toyota Hiace and Quantum models upgraded

    Upgraded driver guard to protect against Covid-19 transmission on Hiace Ses’fikile Alloy wheels added to Quantum GL Bus Reverse camera and auto-dimming mirror added to GL, Panel Van and Crew Cab Model line-up streamlined Upgraded Driver Guard… more
  • Groupe Renault announces appointment within Alpine
    Jan 12, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault announces appointment within Alpine

    Groupe Renault announces the appointment of Laurent Rossi, Director of Strategy and Business Development of Groupe Renault, as Chief Executive Officer of the Alpine brand, effective January 11, 2021. Laurent Rossi will take charge of Alpine… more
  • New naamsa Office Bearers 2021
    Jan 12, 2021 Buzz

    New naamsa Office Bearers 2021

    naamsa, a leading advocate for and on behalf of the automotive industry in South Africa is very pleased to announce the following senior automotive executives as its National Office Bearers for the term ending December 31, 2021: Andrew KIRBY,… more
  • Tyrexpo Asia 2021 continues to gain momentum
    Jan 12, 2021 Buzz

    Tyrexpo Asia 2021 continues to gain momentum

    Having announced in November 2020 the re-scheduling of the Tyrexpo Asia 2021 show to the 17th to 19th November this year due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, Tarsus Group has since been working hard to communicate with all confirmed exhibitors and… more
  • Subaru SA to introduce more powerful 2021 Forester line-up
    Jan 12, 2021 Motoring

    Subaru SA to introduce more powerful 2021 Forester line-up

    More powerful 2.5-litre Boxer® engine added New Sport trim adds distinctive styling Slated for local launch in March 2021, Subaru Southern Africa will introduce the MY2021 Subaru Forester with more power as well as more tech and safety systems.… more
  • New Initiative: German Automotive Industry intensifies links to Africa
    Jan 12, 2021 Buzz

    New Initiative: German Automotive Industry intensifies links to Africa

    The German automotive industry sees potential in Africa and strengthens its ties to the continent. The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) joined hands with the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) as part of… more
  • Mazda introduces a new addition to the current CX-5 model range. The Mazda CX-5 2.0L Carbon Edition FWD
    Jan 12, 2021 Motoring

    Mazda introduces a new addition to the current CX-5 model range. The Mazda CX-5 2.0L…

    Mazda is pleased to announce an update to our multi- award winning Mazda CX-5 range with arrival of the Mazda CX-5 2.0L Carbon Edition FWD. This model will serve as an alternative offering to the rest of the CX-5 2.0L range, offering an… more
  • Tracker introduces Tracker CareGuard powered by Aura
    Jan 12, 2021 Buzz

    Tracker introduces Tracker CareGuard powered by Aura

    A world first, WhatsApp-based rapid mobile armed response service A first internationally, Tracker’s unique new service, Tracker CareGuard offers rapid mobile emergency response anywhere within South Africa and at any time, provided in… more
  • BMW announces the future of the display and operating system BMW iDrive at the CES 2021.
    Jan 12, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    BMW announces the future of the display and operating system BMW iDrive at the CES 2021

    The BMW iDrive celebrates 20 years at the all-digital CES2021. A paradigm shift in the interaction between driver and vehicle became an industry standard and laid the foundations for today’s multifunctional, online-based user experience. 20… more
  • Covid-19 lockdown: TERS benefits extension withdrawn
    Jan 12, 2021 Covid-19

    Covid-19 lockdown: TERS benefits extension withdrawn

    In a previous communique, we indicated that the Minister of Employment and Labour had published a government gazette, on 7 September 2020, indicating that the TERS benefits will be available until the end of the national disaster or until… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 11 January 2020 (June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct)
    Jan 12, 2021 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 11 January 2020 (June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct)

    15% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/TERS monies. Of the 85% of employers who received payment, only 77% were paid in full. 19% of employers still haven’t received their July UIF/TERS monies. Of the 81% of employers who… more
  • Toyota’s Nasser slashes the gap to leader Peterhansel
    Jan 12, 2021 Motorsport

    Toyota’s Nasser slashes the gap to leader Peterhansel

    South African Gazoo Racing Toyota Hilux star, Qatari Nasser Al Attiyah and Belgian co-driver Matthieu Baumel stormed to Attiyah’s 40th-ever and the duo's fifth Dakar car day win of 2021. They beat Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz and Stephane… more
  • McLaren Automotive announces membership of luxury body Walpole
    Jan 11, 2021 Buzz

    McLaren Automotive announces membership of luxury body Walpole

    Supercar maker McLaren Automotive today announces it has joined the membership of Walpole, the British luxury representative body, taking its place alongside leading British brands such as Burberry, Fortnum & Mason and Claridge’s. Joining… more
  • Toyota records its highest LCV market share in history
    Jan 11, 2021 Buzz

    Toyota records its highest LCV market share in history

    December market share of 27.1% is Toyota SA’s highest in recent history LCV market share of 41.9% is the highest ever recorded by Toyota SA 2020 marked 41 years of consecutive sales leadership in SA Toyota sold a total of 90 129 vehicles in… more
  • Hyundai Motor wins 4 GOOD DESIGN Awards
    Jan 11, 2021 Buzz

    Hyundai Motor wins 4 GOOD DESIGN Awards

    The Hyundai Motor Company won four GOOD DESIGN® Awards for 2020 in the Transportation category. Two awards went to Hyundai’s 45 and Prophecy Electric Vehicle (EV) concept cars, and the other were for the all-new 2021 Hyundai Elantra and the… more
  • Abarth, a year of successes
    Jan 11, 2021 Motorsport

    Abarth, a year of successes

    For Abarth, 2020 was a year of successes: in racing, the Abarth 124 rally won the FIA R-GT Cup – basically the Gran Turismo world championships – for the third year running. Italian and German F4 Championships powered by Abarth: a story of… more
  • A new look to the 2021 South African National Cross Country Championship
    Jan 11, 2021 Motorsport

    A new look to the 2021 South African National Cross Country Championship

    The South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) will again demonstrate its flair for innovation. Following on the success of the double-header at the end of the 2020 COVID shortened season and cramming four events into three months to produce a… more
  • 2021 Ford Trends Report Finds Consumers Resilient and Adaptive Amid the Pandemic
    Jan 11, 2021 Buzz

    2021 Ford Trends Report Finds Consumers Resilient and Adaptive Amid the Pandemic

    Ninth annual Looking Further with Ford Trends Report explores how consumers are adapting to life during a pandemic. While 69% of adults globally say they feel overwhelmed by the changes taking place in the world, when asked how well they have… more
  • Toyota Gazoo Racing completes tough first half of marathon stage at Dakar 2020
    Jan 11, 2021 Motorsport

    Toyota Gazoo Racing completes tough first half of marathon stage at Dakar 2020

    4th on stage for Al-Attiyah/Baumel 15th on stage for Variawa/Murphy 22nd on stage for De Villiers/Haro The fearsome Marathon Stage of Dakar 2021, Stage 7, saw the race crews leave from the city of Ha’il to a remote bivouac at Sakaka via a timed… more
  • DAKAR 2021: Question and Answer sessions
    Jan 11, 2021 Motorsport

    DAKAR 2021: Question and Answer sessions

    Due to the restrictions imposed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing have elected to offer the media, both on-event and elsewhere, a pre-recorded Question and Answer session with our drivers and Team Principal. Giniel de… more
  • Al Rajhi, Brabec win on a tough day in the desert
    Jan 11, 2021 Motorsport

    Al Rajhi, Brabec win on a tough day in the desert

    Several leading competitors found Sunday’s seventh Dakar 2021 stage tough going as Saudi home hero Yazeed Al Rajhi and Dirk von Zitzewitz’s SA-built Toyota Hilux took the car and Ricky Brabec took the bike wins. Al Rajhi benefited overall… more
  • SEMA Kicks Off Year-Round Virtual Education Program With Six Informative Topics
    Jan 11, 2021 Buzz

    SEMA Kicks Off Year-Round Virtual Education Program With Six Informative Topics

    By Ashley Reyes With a focus on providing automotive aftermarket professionals with content designed to improve their careers and businesses, the SEMA Virtual Education Program will help members enhance their professional development and… more
  • 2020 : A year in review - The Auto and Property Industry
    Jan 08, 2021 Covid-19

    2020 : A year in review - The Auto and Property Industry

    Covid-19 proved to be the kind of global disruption some have been warning could happen. It affected the global economy, the way people work and put tens of millions out of work. It changed the way societies have engaged with themselves, and… more
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    Jan 08, 2021 Buzz

    The race to an integrated fleet solution

    By Derick De Vries, Executive Head: Standard Bank Fleet and Card Management (Vehicle and Asset Finance) - Standard Bank Group Digital ecosystems are set to revolutionise customer experience in the financial services sector. Integrated platforms… more
  • The African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) applauds the launch of the AfCFTA
    Jan 08, 2021 Buzz

    The African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) applauds the launch of the…

    The Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) which was finalised at the virtual African Union Summit in December, is an important milestone for the realization of the AAAM’s vision of building a successful automotive ecosystem which… more
  • How tech contributes to road safety
    Jan 08, 2021 Buzz

    How tech contributes to road safety

    Advancements in automotive technology not only result in vehicles that present the ultimate driving experience, but vehicles that help drivers avoid crashes. This is particularly important among fleets that can lose hundreds of thousands in a… more
  • Virtual off-road racing with Standox in DIRT 5
    Jan 08, 2021 Buzz

    Virtual off-road racing with Standox in DIRT 5

    DIRT 5, the next generation of the iconic off-road and rally video game from British video game developer Codemasters was released on 6 November 2020 with the Standox logo available in the in-game livery editor. Jungles, ancient ruins, Rio de… more
  • 2021 Toyota 1000 Desert Race postponed
    Jan 08, 2021 Motorsport

    2021 Toyota 1000 Desert Race postponed

    The South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) and Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) in consultation with their stakeholders have announced that the 2021 Toyota 1000 Desert Race (TDR 1000) has been called off. SACCS announced, following a… more
  • Dr Juanita Maree, Chairperson of SAAFF
    Jan 08, 2021 Covid-19

    COVID-19 Protocols Cause Life Threatening Delays at Lebombo Border

    “The situation here is bad - very, very bad,” says one of the thousands of truck drivers stranded at the Lebombo border crossing station in Komatipoort, Mpumalanga. With truck queues now stretching more than 25 kms and soaring temperatures… more
  • Veoneer estimates full year 2020 total order book and new order intake
    Jan 08, 2021 Buzz

    Veoneer estimates full year 2020 total order book and new order intake

    The automotive technology company Veoneer, Inc. (NYSE: VNE and SSE: VNE SDB) estimates its current total order book value for full year 2020 to be approximately $14 billion. During 2020, Veoneer divested its brake control business with an… more
  • Red Bull's Giniel De Villiers wins STAGE 5
    Jan 08, 2021 Motorsport

    Red Bull's Giniel De Villiers wins STAGE 5

    Red Bull’s Giniel De Villiers is among the most experienced drivers on the Dakar and was able to avoid the many pitfalls on stage five to reacquaint himself with victory. Behind the wheel of his Toyota, the South African took the lead at the… more
  • De Villiers takes 17th Dakar stage, but Lategan crashes out
    Jan 08, 2021 Motorsport

    De Villiers takes 17th Dakar stage, but Lategan crashes out

    South African drivers and cars, Giniel de Villiers’ Gazoo Racing Toyota Hilux and Brian Baragwanath and Taye Perry in a Century CR6 Corvette stole the show on a bittersweet Dakar Day 5 on Thursday, while Kevin Benavides took another… more
  • SA-built Toyotas ahead as Attiyah takes three stage wins on the trot
    Jan 08, 2021 Motorsport

    SA-built Toyotas ahead as Attiyah takes three stage wins on the trot

    Nasser Al Attiyah and his Gazoo Racing Toyota Hilux won his third Dakar stage on the trot as he stormed to victory over Mini man Stephane Peterhansel at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. The new hero of the race, Toyota's double South African… more
  • naamsa releases December 2020 new vehicle stats, calendar 2020 new vehicle sales and prospects for 2021
    Jan 08, 2021 Buzz

    naamsa releases December 2020 new vehicle stats, calendar 2020 new vehicle sales and…

    1. BRIEF COMMENT ON DECEMBER, 2020 SALES The new vehicle market continued to edge higher, albeit at a slower pace, during December 2020, with aggregate industry new vehicle sales at 37 493 units recording a decline of 4 190 vehicles or a fall… more
  • Nasser wins as Dakar delivers a new star in Henk
    Jan 06, 2021 Motorsport

    Nasser wins as Dakar delivers a new star in Henk

    A new Dakar star was born in the Arabian desert dunes, when South African rookie Henk Lategan delivered a masterful performance to follow teammate Nasser Al Attiyah home to a crushing Toyota Gazoo Hilux 1-2 around Wadi Ad-Dawasir Tuesday. There… more
  • ACMA & Messe Frankfurt India announce first hybrid edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi in 2021
    Jan 06, 2021 Buzz

    ACMA & Messe Frankfurt India announce first hybrid edition of ACMA Automechanika New…

    A significant business event in the international automotive industry trade calendar, ACMA Automechanika New Delhi is all set to go hybrid from 2021. Messe Frankfurt India together with Auto Component Manufacturers of India (ACMA) have… more
  • Making the Most of Your Senses – Gary Redmond’s Inspiring Story at Ford Motor Company
    Jan 05, 2021 Buzz

    Making the Most of Your Senses – Gary Redmond’s Inspiring Story at Ford Motor Company

    Gary Redmond overcomes his deteriorating vision to lead Ford’s IT department for Africa and South America Without clear vision, descriptiveness in verbal communication has become Gary’s strength Gary relies on smartphone-based apps like… more
  • Bringing serenity to the city and beyond - the new Bentayga Hybrid
    Jan 05, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Bringing serenity to the city and beyond - the new Bentayga Hybrid

    New Bentayga Hybrid the next step towards Beyond100 strategy First of two new Bentley PHEVs to be launched this year Unrivalled serenity through electric drive and even greater refinement E Motor partnered with a 3.0 litre twin turbocharged V6… more
  • SA cars and crews keep on starring on Dakar Day 2
    Jan 05, 2021 Motorsport

    SA cars and crews keep on starring on Dakar Day 2

    Toyota Gazoo Racing's Nasser Al Attiyah came from behind to deliver an ultimately crushing Dakar Day 2 victory aboard his proudly South African Hilux. He beat Mini buggy duo Stephane Peterhansel and Carlos Sainz to the win on the long and sandy… more
  • Werner Engelbrecht, General Manager at Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa KDZA)
    Jan 04, 2021 Buzz

    A goal without a plan is a wish

    The GM of Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa (KDZA) looks to 2021 with cautious optimism If there is one thing 2020 has shown it’s that the late Romantic poet Robert Burns was right, when in the 1700s he wrote, “The best laid plans of mice… more
  • Company Traffic Fines Workshop
    Jan 04, 2021 Buzz

    Company Traffic Fines Workshop

    A Nightmare Scenario for PROXIES, non-compliant companies & individuals. What are the effects of Traffic violations on Companies, proxies and owners of vehicles? Traffic Fines can affect all non-compliant companies - especially Proxies and… more
  • Dramatic first day turns Dakar order on its head
    Jan 04, 2021 Motorsport

    Dramatic first day turns Dakar order on its head

    The first proper day of racing at Dakar 2021 proved a true test of mettle on Sunday. Most competitors who qualified well on Saturday, ran into significant navigational issues, almost from the get go. That handed the advantage to those who had… more
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    Jan 04, 2021 Motorsport

    SA's Bentley Boy takes top international award

    South Africa's Bentley Boy, Jordan Pepper has been named the 2020 GT3 Driver of the Year by leading international website sportscar365.com in its annual awards announced on 29 December. “I am truly honoured to be crowned sportscar365.com’s GT3… more
  • SEMA Board of Directors Nominations Due January 6
    Jan 04, 2021 Buzz

    SEMA Board of Directors Nominations Due January 6

    The following is a message from SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting: As a member of the Association, we need your recommendation of industry leaders to serve on the SEMA Board of Directors. The following seats are open for this year’s… more
  • Six SA cars in Dakar prologue top 8
    Jan 04, 2021 Motorsport

    Six SA cars in Dakar prologue top 8

    Attiyah pips Baragwanath, Lategan 6th. Branch 4th in bikes South African cars and crews starred, as against all odds, Dakar 2021 came under starters orders earlier today. 286 cars, bikes, trucks and other contraptions hit the road in anger in… more
  • Steep fuel hikes expected for January
    Dec 31, 2020 Buzz

    Steep fuel hikes expected for January

    Fuel prices will rise significantly in January. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. "The Rand has continued to advance against the… more
  • SAAFF Chairperson Dr Juanita Maree
    Dec 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Beitbridge ‘Lessons Learned’ Critical to AfCFTA

    Transport and freight bodies are calling on Government for a PPP (Public Private Partnership) to prevent future disasters similar to the chaos taking place at the Beitbridge border post on the Zimbabwe border. The call comes from the Federation… more
  • What to do in a crash
    Dec 30, 2020 Buzz

    What to do in a crash

    By Samantha Greathead As families set off to their annual holidays, no driver wants to think about the possibility of being involved in a car crash. The unfortunate truth is that it can still happen, despite your best efforts to avoid it. Now… more
  • Covid-19 permit to travel after curfew
    Dec 30, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19 permit to travel after curfew

    The President, last night, announced an extension of the curfew during which the movement of people is prohibited unless such person is travelling for a medical- or security emergency, or for work activities not prohibited in terms of table 2… more
  • MEIBC administration and dispute levy agreement extended
    Dec 30, 2020 Buzz

    MEIBC administration and dispute levy agreement extended

    Dear Steel Industry employer The Minister of Employment and Labour has extended the 2011 Administration and Dispute Resolution Agreement to all employers in the Industry, with effect from 23 December 2020, for a period of twelve months.… more
  • Epic Dakar 2021 is ready to roll!
    Dec 30, 2020 Motorsport

    Epic Dakar 2021 is ready to roll!

    South African crews all set against all odds Dakar 2021 is ready to race in spite of the many challenges facing organisers and competitors to race in the two-week epic in Saudi Arabia. With international travel all but at a standstill,… more
  • Zebra Square Gallery showcases new space in Hyde Park Corner
    Dec 29, 2020 Motoring

    Zebra Square Gallery showcases new space in Hyde Park Corner

    They say the cars we drive say a lot about us, with that being said, a brand-new viewing space for classic and collectables automobiles has launched in the heart of Johannesburg’s hustle and bustle. Reserved for only the finest in all things… more
  • Covid-19: amended regulations announced
    Dec 29, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: amended regulations announced

    Last night, the President announced new amendments to the Covid-19 Alert Level 1 lockdown regulations, by increasing the Alert Level to an amended Alert Level 3. The regulations take effect as of midnight on 28 December 2020. The amended… more
  • Look after your car’s 6 vital ‘organs’
    Dec 29, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Look after your car’s 6 vital ‘organs’

    Owning a car is not cheap, but it can offer a good return on investment if you look after it well. According to Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry… more
  • By Gavin Kelly – Chief Executive Officer: The Road Freight Association
    Dec 29, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Chaos at Beitbridge Border Post could have been Avoided – the Road Freight Association

    The delays at the Beitbridge border post over recent weeks, which resulted in the deaths of four truck drivers, a female bus passenger, as well as numerous cases of drivers collapsing from the heat and lack of water, should never happen again.… more
  •  Liquor traders pre-empt another booze ban, with commitment to help fight Covid-19
    Dec 28, 2020 Covid-19

    Liquor traders pre-empt another booze ban, with commitment to help fight Covid-19

    The country’s Liquor Traders Formations have issued a statement warning against another liquor trade ban, and have suggested measures which could instead be implemented to help curb the spread of Covid-19. The country’s liquor traders are on… more
  • Lockdowns Do Not Control the Coronavirus: The Evidence
    Dec 28, 2020 Covid-19

    Lockdowns Do Not Control the Coronavirus: The Evidence

    The use of universal lockdowns in the event of the appearance of a new pathogen has no precedent. It has been a science experiment in real time, with most of the human population used as lab rats. The costs are legion. The question is whether… more
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    Dec 28, 2020 Buzz

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  • South African GT3 star Jordan reflects on his Bentley years
    Dec 28, 2020 Motorsport

    South African GT3 star Jordan reflects on his Bentley years

    South African GT3 racing star Jordan Pepper is looking ahead following a tough end to a promising 2020 season. Pepper, who was one of the Bentley Boys to score an historic win at the Bathurst 12 Hour in February, was reflecting on his three… more
  • New BOP National GT class set for a second season
    Dec 28, 2020 Motorsport

    New BOP National GT class set for a second season

    GT racing has proven increasingly popular over recent seasons in South Africa. Now following a quiet start in 2020, a new MSA-sanctioned South African National GT Championship is looking to step up to bigger things as part of the G&H Transport… more
  • José Portilla, CEO of SERNAUTO (Spanish Association of Automotive Suppliers)
    Dec 23, 2020 Covid-19

    “We are prepared for the future and the future is now”

    The times we are living in are plenty of uncertainty and change in the individual day-by-day aspect of life and, undoubtedly, in the economic and business sense as well. All of it comes as a result of COVID-19’s impact in our lives. The… more
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  • Happy Holidays from SA Taxi
    Dec 23, 2020 Buzz

    Happy Holidays from SA Taxi

    As 2020 draws to an end and many industries start slowing down, thoughts inevitably turn to reflecting on the year that was since Covide-19 and adjusting to the new normal. As an organisation committed to creating a sustainable environment for… more
  • Travelling safely with COVID-19
    Dec 23, 2020 Buzz

    Travelling safely with COVID-19

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  • Which communities travelled more during hard lockdown?
    Dec 23, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Which communities travelled more during hard lockdown?

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  • The New 500 continues to rake in international awards: named
    Dec 23, 2020 Buzz

    The New 500 continues to rake in international awards: named "Car of the Year and Best…

    FCA’s first full-electric car adds two more awards to its trophy haul, with a total of 4 acknowledgments received in Europe to date. In France, the New 500 won the “Green Car” award at the 2020 Automobile Awards and in the UK, it was named “Car… more
  • Merry Christmas
    Dec 23, 2020 Buzz

    Merry Christmas

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  • Electrical engineering for special machinery by Schaeffler : Taking Standardised Electrical Designs Into New Markets
    Dec 23, 2020 Buzz

    Electrical engineering for special machinery by Schaeffler : Taking Standardised…

    Schaeffler Sondermaschinenbau, a company focused on specialised machinery construction, is standardising its electrical designs across its numerous locations and relying on Eplan Platform to get the job done. A specialised machinery company… more
  • Giuseppe Rosso, Veoneer, Appointed New Chairman of Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium
    Dec 23, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Giuseppe Rosso, Veoneer, Appointed New Chairman of Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium

    Giuseppe Rosso, VP Engineering Advanced Assisted Driving Systems at the automotive technology company Veoneer, Inc. (NYSE: VNE and SSE: VNE SDB), has been appointed Chairman of the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC). AVCC is a… more
  • Abarth achieves a Guinness World Record
    Dec 22, 2020 Buzz

    Abarth achieves a Guinness World Record

    Abarth wins the Guinness World Record™ for the largest digital gathering ever, thanks to all its fans taking part by uploading 868 photos of their own cars to the specially created Facebook page, within one hour The extended family of the… more
  • Les McMaster, Vice Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) and a director of Right to Repair South Africa, (R2RSA)
    Dec 22, 2020 Buzz

    Global and local wins for Right to Repair

    Global and local consumers are the big winners following the recent global and local announcements in relation to the sharing of information for motor vehicle repairs and servicing. In November Massachusetts residents passed a ‘right to repair’… more
  • Automechanika Shanghai 2020 demonstrates the workings of a hybrid event to unlock global automotive development
    Dec 22, 2020 Buzz

    Automechanika Shanghai 2020 demonstrates the workings of a hybrid event to unlock global…

    A few weeks on from wrapping up the 16th edition of Automechanika Shanghai 2020, which took place from 2 to 5 December, organisers, exhibitors and visitors reflect upon the show’s efforts to reconnect the automotive ecosystem. Numerous parties… more
  • Ford Wildlife Foundation Sponsors EWT Team in 2020 Rhino Peak Challenge
    Dec 21, 2020 Buzz

    Ford Wildlife Foundation Sponsors EWT Team in 2020 Rhino Peak Challenge

    Ford Wildlife Foundation contributed R66 000 to the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) team’s Rhino Peak Challenge fundraising campaign Three teams of 12 participants each ascended the 3 000m high Rhino Peak in the Southern Drakensberg in extreme… more
  • Tyre Talk with Continental #7: The importance of tyre pressures, Vision Zero and important safety tips
    Dec 21, 2020 Buzz

    Tyre Talk with Continental #7: The importance of tyre pressures, Vision Zero and…

    Tyre pressure plays an important role in ensuring you drive safely and efficiently Underinflated tyres increase the likelihood of a serious accident, incur a higher level of wear and increase fuel consumption Check your tyre pressure at regular… more
  • Kimi Räikkönen chooses Stelvio for his life off the track
    Dec 21, 2020 Motorsport

    Kimi Räikkönen chooses Stelvio for his life off the track

    With Christmas fast approaching, Alfa Romeo delivers to the Finnish champion a Stelvio 2.0 Turbo Petrol 280 HP AT8 Q4 with Rosso Alfa livery, which he has personally chosen and configured in the Veloce trim level. The F1 world champion has… more
  • Commercial Carrier Journal, Michelin and TRIB Partner to Debunk Retread Myths
    Dec 21, 2020 Buzz

    Commercial Carrier Journal, Michelin and TRIB Partner to Debunk Retread Myths

    It’s time for another round of debunking myths about today’s modern, safe, reliable retreads. These tired retread myths are rooted in outdated information still circulating from decades ago. Don’t let lingering myths about retreads influence… more
  • Steel industry:  suspend all duties with immediate effect, the entire steel downstream demands
    Dec 20, 2020 Buzz

    Steel industry: suspend all duties with immediate effect, the entire steel downstream…

    Please participate in the survey at the end of the article As a result of the steel downstream’s uninterrupted appeal for the scrapping of import duties protecting AMSA, the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) recently referred… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 17 December 2020 (June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct)
    Dec 20, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 17 December 2020 (June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct)

    15% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/TERS monies. Of the 85% of employers who received payment, only 77% were paid in full. 20% of employers still haven’t received their July UIF/TERS monies. Of the 80% of employers who… more
  • Alpine Eyewear launches its brand-new collection to be found in opticians' shops
    Dec 20, 2020 Buzz

    Alpine Eyewear launches its brand-new collection to be found in opticians' shops

    A year ago, Alpine launched Alpine Eyewear, the new eyewear brand developed in collaboration with 15-1 Diffusion, a specialist in the high-end optics sector. For the occasion, Alpine Eyewear presented a collection called "Première Edition", in… more
  • Race to Reality; Team Fordzilla’s Extreme P1 Virtual Race Car Make its Real World Debut
    Dec 20, 2020 Motorsport

    Race to Reality; Team Fordzilla’s Extreme P1 Virtual Race Car Make its Real World Debut

    Ford has brought to life a gamer-collaborated virtual car with a physical model Nearly a quarter of a million votes were submitted throughout the polling process Team Fordzilla P1 is Ford’s first ever car built digitally without any… more
  • Fiat triumphs at the Key Awards 2020 contest
    Dec 20, 2020 Buzz

    Fiat triumphs at the Key Awards 2020 contest

    Two ads launched by the Fiat brand, with unique soundtracks and exceptional stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio and the duo Sting & Shaggy, have won first prize in the “Music Covers – Licensing” and “Original Music” categories The Fiat brand has… more
  • Carbon Copy #003. Latest News From The Hyper-light Wheel Company, BST
    Dec 20, 2020 Buzz

    Carbon Copy #003. Latest News From The Hyper-light Wheel Company, BST

    Blackstonetek's 2020 yearbook is full of good-news stories. Not that it was an easy year - as with most companies, it bought with it more than its fair share of challenges. But who would've thought that a business that made ultra-light wheels… more
  • Ms Grace Mabasa, Government Services Manager
    Dec 20, 2020 Buzz

    Bureau Veritas Southern Africa: Reflections and learnings from 2020 as a positive outlook…

    Transformation and innovation make 2020 a year to remember as pandemic catapults new digital service offerings to elevated heights The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new" - Socrates… more
  • Vice President for Bureau Veritas Southern Africa, Ms Sal Govender
    Dec 20, 2020 Buzz

    Forward planning and innovation ensure Bureau Veritas Southern Africa migrates from…

    Bureau Veritas continues to support and serve customers under new working conditions The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new" - Socrates Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing,… more
  • SA Taxi protect joins forces with Autoboys for a safe festive season
    Dec 20, 2020 Buzz

    SA Taxi protect joins forces with Autoboys for a safe festive season

    With hundreds of holidaymakers heading for their destinations this December, road safety is a prime concern this festive season. With this in mind, SA Taxi Protect and Autoboys have joined forces to remind travellers to drive with care. The… more
  • Automotive Aftermarket Size To Reach $519 billion By 2026 | CAGR: 4%
    Dec 20, 2020 Buzz

    Automotive Aftermarket Size To Reach $519 billion By 2026 | CAGR: 4%

    The global automotive aftermarket market is expected to reach more than USD 519 billion by 2026 with a CAGR of 4% during the forecast period as per a new study released by Polaris Market Research. The report “Automotive Aftermarket [By Product… more
  • Government indiscretions in the time of Covid
    Dec 20, 2020 Covid-19

    Government indiscretions in the time of Covid

    by Gerhard Papenfus Dear employer The latest Covid-19 restrictions have a severe impact on certain businesses situated in the affected areas. These decisions are made by bureaucrats and politicians who do not forfeit a single benefit through… more
  • The “A Pro Like You” campaign kicks off
    Dec 17, 2020 Buzz

    The “A Pro Like You” campaign kicks off

    Not only a complete and versatile range of vehicles: Fiat Professional puts itself alongside professional clients, working to overcome the difficulties of lockdown, with the “A Pro Like You” campaign, a collection of stories from the restart,… more
  • Avoid distracted driving this season
    Dec 17, 2020 Buzz

    Avoid distracted driving this season

    A rising challenge on the roads that is posing just as large, and possibly greater challenge, than drunken driving is distracted driving. While many drivers will not drink and drive, often the same cannot be said about driving with one’s phone… more
  • The ‘Safe Distance’ Christmas Jumper You’ll Want to be Seen Wearing this Festive Season
    Dec 17, 2020 Buzz

    The ‘Safe Distance’ Christmas Jumper You’ll Want to be Seen Wearing this Festive Season

    Small projectors hidden in the reindeer’s antlers, nose and tail help illuminate the cyclist or rider A safe overtaking distance in slower moving traffic is 1.5 metres, rising to 2 metres at speeds above 48km/h The Safe Distance Christmas… more
  • Energizer’s new portable rechargeable, dual work panel light for all industries
    Dec 17, 2020 Buzz

    Energizer’s new portable rechargeable, dual work panel light for all industries

    Designed to provide the trade with superb reliability and robust, durable construction, and handy features which includes a Power bank that can also charge other devices, long-lasting illumination with up to 1000 lumens, run time 4 hours, with… more
  • Bakwena urges road users to drive with caution this festive season
    Dec 17, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Bakwena urges road users to drive with caution this festive season

    With a very different festive season taking place this year, Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire urges motorists to abide by the COVID-19 preventative measures currently in place as well as the rules of the road this festive season. As… more
  • Closing the digital divide reaches urgent levels as Covid-19 leaves devastation in its wake
    Dec 17, 2020 Covid-19

    Closing the digital divide reaches urgent levels as Covid-19 leaves devastation in its…

    Digital money will help stimulate the economy says Ukheshe There is growing appreciation of financial inclusion and its role in economic development. Tied closely to this is the role of mobile money and its contribution to promoting financial… more
  • Axalta continues automotive colour leadership with 68th Global Automotive Color Popularity Report
    Dec 15, 2020 Buzz

    Axalta continues automotive colour leadership with 68th Global Automotive Color…

    White remains top vehicle colour globally; automakers produced 81% of vehicles in neutral shades of white, black, grey and silver Shift from silver toward grey in many markets; grey viewed as more modern and luxurious Automotive colour trends… more
  • Top Three Global Technology Predictions for 2021
    Dec 15, 2020 Buzz

    Top Three Global Technology Predictions for 2021

    While some may have viewed 2020 as a write-off, the technology sector has seen a massive upswing. As a result of forced, mass digitisation, 2021 promises to be a fruitful – albeit challenging – year for technology. Globally, there are three key… more
  • Auto-Grip Devices Now Isuzu-approved
    Dec 15, 2020 Buzz

    Auto-Grip Devices Now Isuzu-approved

    Grip-Tech, the manufacturer of rugged, simple and affordable mechanical anti-theft devices, can now count Isuzu amongst the brands which have granted it approval as a supplier of spare wheel locks for “underslung” spare wheels. This brings to… more
  • What can we expect from the automotive sector at the end of 2020
    Dec 15, 2020 Buzz

    What can we expect from the automotive sector at the end of 2020

    Before the end of the year, the Chinese car market is expected to accelerate its recovery Europe, due mostly to increasing mobility restrictions, forecasts 20% to 15% decrease in global sales This atypical and complicated year 2020 is about a… more
  • AIDC Festive Season Message for Stakeholders
  • Covid-19: amended regulations
    Dec 15, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: amended regulations

    Last night, the President announced new regulations pertaining to the Alert Level 1 lockdown. As of midnight, on 14 December 2020, the following additional regulations will be applicable: the Garden Route and Sarah Baartman municipalities have… more
  • AA sounds fuel price warning as oil ticks up
    Dec 15, 2020 Buzz

    AA sounds fuel price warning as oil ticks up

    Fuel prices are set for hefty rises at month-end if current trends continue. This is the word from the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. "It's been a… more
  • BI plans strategic acquisitions, new products and services for 2021
    Dec 15, 2020 Buzz

    BI plans strategic acquisitions, new products and services for 2021

    The current economic situation might offer excellent opportunities for acquisitions within its field of operation, comments Bearings International (BI) Managing Director Bart Schoevaerts. This comes off the back of increased collaboration… more
  • Duferco's take on the current state of the South African steel industry
    Dec 15, 2020 Buzz

    Duferco's take on the current state of the South African steel industry

    Dear Steel Industry employer The linked letterby one of South Africa’s leading steel industry role-players is a must-read. South Africa’s steel monopoly, AMSA, has overstayed its welcome. The entire steel industry pleads that Government… more
  • Follow the exploits of Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar 2021
    Dec 15, 2020 Buzz

    Follow the exploits of Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar 2021

    Toyota Gazoo Racing SA has made it easy for you keep up-to-date on all the latest Dakar race action and daily developments with a dedicated Information Portal. Follow the exploits of Giniel, Nasser, Henk and Shameer as they tackle the sands of… more
  • Axalta pays homage to its strong motorsport heritage with 2021 wall calendar
    Dec 15, 2020 Motorsport

    Axalta pays homage to its strong motorsport heritage with 2021 wall calendar

    Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, sets pulses of motorsport fans racing with the unveiling of its 2021 wall calendar - Brilliantly Fast - created by the Refinish business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa… more
  • What to do when selling your car
    Dec 15, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    What to do when selling your car

    Expert advice from Faan Van der Walt, the CEO of WeBuyCars Selling a car is a big decision on a big-ticket item and there are several things to consider before selling to ensure you get the best price for your vehicle and avoid settling for a… more
  • Solera Autodata transforms the workshop front-of-house experience with Service Advisor
    Dec 15, 2020 Buzz

    Solera Autodata transforms the workshop front-of-house experience with Service Advisor

    Autodata, the leading provider of technical information for automotive professionals, has launched a new Service Advisor module With such a wide variety of vehicles coming through the doors of the modern workshop, it can be difficult to know… more
  • Tyre Talk with Continental #6: Tyres, CO2 and climate action
    Dec 15, 2020 Buzz

    Tyre Talk with Continental #6: Tyres, CO2 and climate action

    Commercial and passenger vehicles are a major contributor to the production of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide (CO2) In line with the Paris Agreement on climate action, numerous governments and companies have committed to… more
  • Getting out there safely
    Dec 15, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Getting out there safely

    Bertus Visser, Chief Executive of Distribution at PSG Insure Social distancing has given us pause to reconsider many of our lifestyle habits. We may drive less and opt to stay in, but with the warmer weather defrosting some of the spring-time… more
  • Veoneer Starts Production of World’s Most Advanced Automotive Thermal Sensing System on the All-New 2021 Cadillac Escalade
    Dec 15, 2020 Motoring

    Veoneer Starts Production of World’s Most Advanced Automotive Thermal Sensing System on…

    The automotive technology company Veoneer, Inc. (NYSE: VNE and SSE: VNE SDB), has commenced production of its 4th generation thermal sensing system, called Night Vision. Debuting on the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, the Night Vision system enhances… more
  • VWSA B-BBEE Initiatives Trust supports businesses during pandemic
    Dec 15, 2020 Covid-19

    VWSA B-BBEE Initiatives Trust supports businesses during pandemic

    Trust has invested R76,5 million to support black-owned businesses Support offered throughout Covid-19 pandemic Tasked with supporting black-owned businesses in the automotive supply chain, the B-BBEE Initiatives Trust established by Volkswagen… more
  • A trust-defined customer experience journey will dominate 2021
    Dec 15, 2020 Buzz

    A trust-defined customer experience journey will dominate 2021

    Immersion Group says the Covid-19 pandemic has birthed a renewed need for brand trust Gaining brand trust has taken on a much deeper meaning since the Covid-19 Pandemic ordeal when consumers experienced firsthand which companies could provide… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 14 December 2020 (June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct)
    Dec 15, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 14 December 2020 (June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct)

    16% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/TERS monies. Of the 84% of employers who received payment, only 77% were paid in full. 21% of employers still haven’t received their July UIF/TERS monies. Of the 79% of employers who… more
  • 2020 FIA Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Race – Sunday
    Dec 14, 2020 Motorsport

    2020 FIA Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

    Weather: clear dusk to night, 23.4-21.7°C air, 29.9-24.5°C track Kimi Räikkönen went close to a top ten result, finishing 12th in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after keeping both Ferrari cars at bay for the best part of half the race, as Alfa Romeo… more
  • Tradiebot Launches At-School Trade Skills Programme
    Dec 14, 2020 Buzz

    Tradiebot Launches At-School Trade Skills Programme

    Tradiebot has teamed up with the NSW Department of Education and key collision industry partners to launch a high school digital skills programme designed to engage the next generation of automotive apprentices. Named Ready, Tradie Go, the… more
  • Tesla, GM and Toyota are best-placed for 2021 recovery, says GlobalData
    Dec 14, 2020 Buzz

    Tesla, GM and Toyota are best-placed for 2021 recovery, says GlobalData

    Tesla, General Motors (GM) and Toyota are the best-placed vehicle manufacturers to benefit from the automotive industry’s continued recovery from pandemic slowdown in 2021, according to a new study by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics… more
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Dec 14, 2020 Buzz

    Connected cars: Industry will need to ensure fair play says MIWA

    The “connected car” has the entire automotive industry buzzing - and rightly so, says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA). “Connected, automated (and later autonomous) cars are set to revolutionise the… more
  • RTMC encouraging law enforcers to break the law
    Dec 14, 2020 Buzz

    RTMC encouraging law enforcers to break the law

    A press statement from the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) about outstanding traffic fines is outrageous and amounts to fear mongering among South African road users. The Automobile Association (AA) says the RTMC must immediately… more
  • Autoboys CEO, Filum Ho
    Dec 14, 2020 Buzz

    Final victory for SA car owners in right to repair battle

    Restrictive service and repair warranty plans will finally become a thing of the past for South African car owners, following a major announcement by the Competition Commission today. Currently, owners of new cars in South Africa are typically… more
  • Style & Substance: The most fuel-efficient sports cars revealed
    Dec 14, 2020 Motoring

    Style & Substance: The most fuel-efficient sports cars revealed

    Mercedes C-Class the most efficient sports car on the market with 64 MPG BMW complete an all-German top three with their 2 Series Coupe and 4 Series convertable Audi A8 the most fuel-efficient luxury car, with 49 MPG German engineering leads… more
  • Ford Performance Car Wash Trolleys for Local Entrepreneurs!
    Dec 14, 2020 Buzz

    Ford Performance Car Wash Trolleys for Local Entrepreneurs!

    Ford steps in to help four entrepreneurial car washers at the Silverton Assembly Plant New and dynamic car wash trolleys make it quicker and easier to transport water around Ford’s parking area Trolleys are first of its kind on the continent… more
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio elected as
    Dec 14, 2020 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio elected as "Sportscar of the Year”

    The magazine AUTO BILD SPORTSCARS names the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio as number 1 in the category "Sedans and Station Wagons/Vans". Top version of the Alfa Romeo Giulia prevails against 23 competitors. A total of 117 candidates in ten… more
  • FCA Enables Kyalami 9 Hour Support
    Dec 12, 2020 Motorsport

    FCA Enables Kyalami 9 Hour Support

    Fiat Fullbacks to perform track-side duties to keep the Kyalami 9 Hour going Jeep Wrangler, Renegade and Compass enables critical behind-the-scenes support for officials Competitors will experience what Fiat Professional customers enjoy: the… more
  • Kenya and the road towards Vision 2030
    Dec 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Kenya and the road towards Vision 2030

    Amid the COVID 19 pandemic that has ravaged the world economy over the last year, the Kenyan government has continued to make positive strides towards infrastructure development. The planned expansion of roads, construction of affordable… more
  • Can we create a water-secure South Africa?
    Dec 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Can we create a water-secure South Africa?

    South Africa's high water yield areas concentrate mostly along the Drakensberg as it moves south past the western border of Mozambique, through Kwazulu-Natal and thins out before it reaches the Eastern Cape. Then there is a smattering of… more
  • Autopromotec turns the light off on Futurmotive
    Dec 11, 2020 Buzz

    Autopromotec turns the light off on Futurmotive

    Next "hybrid" convention scheduled for May 2021 The Futurmotive - Digital Expo and Conference saw the participation of thousands of operators. During the live streaming of this "automotive industry marathon", discussions centred on topics… more
  • Serco CEO Clinton Holcroft
    Dec 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Business bounce back on the cards for Serco in 2021

    Business at leading South African truck and trailer building company, Serco, has recovered strongly in the last quarter of 2020 with prospects for next year looking promising, which takes some of the sting out of the reality of sales being… more
  • MSA confirms Smith tops Northern Regions DD2 Karting table
    Dec 11, 2020 Motorsport

    MSA confirms Smith tops Northern Regions DD2 Karting table

    Jamie Smith is the 2020 Gauteng Northern Regions Rotax Max DD2 Karting Champion. Smith arrived at the Zwartkops 5 December finale in the championship lead and finished third for the day behind Nicholas Verheul and Nicolas Spanoyannis. An MSA… more
  • Automechanika Kuala Lumpur defers to 2022
    Dec 11, 2020 Buzz

    Automechanika Kuala Lumpur defers to 2022

    With COVID-19 cases still being recorded in Malaysia, the organisers of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur defer the upcoming edition of the show initially planned for March 2021. The move to reschedule the fair to 15 – 17 March 2022 comes as a result… more
  • Play your part in keeping our roads safe
    Dec 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Play your part in keeping our roads safe

    As the year winds down and government schools across the country close for 2020, traffic volumes on all major routes in South Africa are expected to pick up in the next few days. The Automobile Association (AA) says even though traffic volumes… more
  • MV Agusta teams up with motorsport legend Alpine for Superveloce Limited Edition inspired by the Alpine A110
    Dec 11, 2020 Buzz

    MV Agusta teams up with motorsport legend Alpine for Superveloce Limited Edition inspired…

    MV Agusta is joining forces with Alpine, the iconic French manufacturer of racing and sports cars, for the design and production of a 110-units limited series bike inspired by the Alpine A110. The Superveloce was a natural choice for this… more
  • Milestone - 1 million CHAdeMO-equipped electric vehicles on the road
    Dec 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Milestone - 1 million CHAdeMO-equipped electric vehicles on the road

    One million electric vehicles (EVs) equipped with the international CHAdeMO charging standard have been sold globally. This milestone was achieved in October 2020, with nearly one of every two electric vehicles sold in Europe fitted with this… more
  • Ford South Africa Partners with YFM in Support of Save the Children
    Dec 11, 2020 Buzz

    Ford South Africa Partners with YFM in Support of Save the Children

    Ford is donating R500 000 to Save the Children South Africa to assist its COVID-19 relief efforts, specifically addressing the rights, protection, health and wellbeing of vulnerable children Collaboration with Gauteng youth radio station YFM… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 10 December 2020 (June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct)
    Dec 11, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 10 December 2020 (June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct)

    17% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/TERS monies. Of the 83% of employers who received payment, only 78% were paid in full. 20% of employers still haven’t received their July UIF/TERS monies. Of the 80% of employers who… more
  • Volta Trucks and the Petit Forestier Group agree the sale of 1,000 full-electric Volta Zeros to develop a fleet of zero emission refrigerated vehicles
    Dec 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Volta Trucks and the Petit Forestier Group agree the sale of 1,000 full-electric Volta…

    Europe’s leading refrigerated truck rental company, the Petit Forestier Group, enters a long-term strategic partnership with Volta Trucks to develop a refrigerated full-electric commercial vehicle. 1,000 Volta Zeros to be purchased in a major… more
  • Gary Pickford, chief commercial officer at Tarsus Distribution
    Dec 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    2021 will challenge the ICT channel to step up the digital transformation journey

    With an estimated 140,000 to 250,000 formal small and medium businesses (SMBs) in South Africa needing to accelerate their digital journeys in the wake of the pandemic, there has never been a better time for ICT resellers to reinvent themselves… more
  • Team Honda Racing powered by Motul arrives in SA for the upcoming Kyalami 9 Hour endurance event
    Dec 11, 2020 Motorsport

    Johannesburg Hosts the Title Decider for the 2020 Intercontinental GT Challenge: the…

    After its return to South Africa for the first time in 2019, the venerable Kyalami 9 Hour Challenge will be held in Midrand for the second consecutive year. Due to disruption caused by the pandemic, this will be only the fourth race in 2020 for… more
  • Frédéric Decroix, Global Marketing Director at Wolf Oil Corporation
    Dec 11, 2020 Buzz

    Wolf Lubricants receives Best Brand Development Award from Groupauto International

    Wolf Lubricants is thrilled to have won the Best Brand Development Award from Groupauto International! Announced during the Cyber One2One event of Groupauto International in October 2020, the award was granted as a result of the significant… more
  • Mutoda Mahamba, CEO and founder of Solvency
    Dec 11, 2020 Covid-19

    Solvency helps consumers end challenging year on positive note

    COVID-19 has put major stress on the global economy, but local FinTenchs are giving local consumers new ways to seamlessly take charge of the insurance, while adding to their life savings... 2020 has been one of the most challenging years in… more
  • Isuzu CEO and MD, Billy Tom (left), Geraldine Pillay, Key Accounts Manager and Mark Gerber, Fleet Operations Manager accept the SAVRALA Awards.
    Dec 11, 2020 Buzz

    Isuzu highlights agility during a challenging year

    Isuzu Motors South Africa demonstrated great agility and resilience during the unprecedented challenging environment of 2020, by clocking up numerous awards as well as achieving better than expected sales results. During the course of the year… more
  • Ola’s entry into New Zealand electric scooter market to offer new opportunities, says GlobalData
    Dec 10, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Ola’s entry into New Zealand electric scooter market to offer new opportunities, says…

    Following the news that ride-hailing major Ola plans to launch its electric two-wheeler range in New Zealand; Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “After… more
  • Ford Again Receives Global Corporate Sustainability Honors For Leadership in Climate Change, Water Management
    Dec 10, 2020 Buzz

    Ford Again Receives Global Corporate Sustainability Honors For Leadership in Climate…

    Placed on ‘A List’ for work in both areas by CDP, a global environmental nonprofit Recognized, in part, for intent to achieve carbon neutrality globally no later than 2050, with urgent interim targets to address climate change Remains only… more
  • Cheers to the festive season
    Dec 10, 2020 Buzz

    Cheers to the festive season

    By Bertus Visser, Chief Executive of Distribution at PSG Insure We can all agree that 2020 has been quite a year and we’re ready to move on to the next chapter. Though we may be in the ‘new normal’ there is unlikely to be a normal December or… more
  • Toyota Financial Services appoints Thabo Manaka as its new CEO
    Dec 10, 2020 Buzz

    Toyota Financial Services appoints Thabo Manaka as its new CEO

    Toyota Financial Services South Africa (TFSSA) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Thabo Manaka as its Chief Executive Officer, effective from 01 January 2021. Manaka is succeeding Marius Burger who is retiring at the end of the year,… more
  • Daimler bets big on India, says GlobalData
    Dec 10, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Daimler bets big on India, says GlobalData

    Following the news that commercial vehicle manufacturer Daimler India plans to have 350 dealerships across the country over next two years; Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics… more
  • South Korea’s domestic automotive sales to continue upward trend, says GlobalData
    Dec 10, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    South Korea’s domestic automotive sales to continue upward trend, says GlobalData

    Following the news that South Korean Automakers witnessed 6.2% increase in cumulative January-November domestic automotive sales in 2020; Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company,… more
  • SANRAL Festive Period Travel Information
    Dec 10, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    SANRAL Festive Period Travel Information

    As we come to the end of the year, we would like to provide you with some important travel information. For ease of travelling over this period, please ensure that your e-tag always has sufficient funds. Top-ups can be done through various… more
  • Endurance test at the North Cape: The BMW iX undergoes final winter testing
    Dec 10, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Endurance test at the North Cape: The BMW iX undergoes final winter testing

    BMW Group’s new technology flagship completes an intense tuning programme for drive and suspension systems – electric motors, four-wheel drive, charging technology, high-voltage batteries and heat management complete stress test in extremely… more
  • SA Taxi commemorates international Anti-Corruption Day
    Dec 10, 2020 Buzz

    SA Taxi commemorates international Anti-Corruption Day

    SA Taxi is proud to commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day which takes place every year on 9 December, in recognition of the United Nations Convention against Corruption which was signed in Mexico in 2003. On this day anti-corruption… more
  • Toyota launches #DriveBetter Campaign
    Dec 10, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Toyota launches #DriveBetter Campaign

    In South Africa, the festive season is synonymous with sharing good will and happiness. Sadly, this is also the period when the country records its highest road fatalities, mostly attributed to reckless driving. To make a difference, Toyota… more
  • Nearly half of democracies have regressed on basic rights in 2020 with measures to combat Covid-19 pandemic
    Dec 10, 2020 Covid-19

    Nearly half of democracies have regressed on basic rights in 2020 with measures to combat…

    Many governments are restricting information about COVID-19, clamping down on independent media and freedom of speech while polarisation and lack of political consensus have sparked unrest and distrust in elections and democratic processes. In… more
  • Wabi-Sabi, with soft violet undertones, is an imperfect gray that can be combined perfectly with any other color. It is Clariant’s Decorative Trend Color of the Year 2021. (Photo: Clariant)
    Dec 10, 2020 Buzz

    Bold, beautiful and perfect for blocking: Clariant’s “New Freedom” Decorative Color…

    First edition of decorative color inspiration brings us back to earth with intense reds and passionate yellows To compliment prominent blush shades from past years, these warm hues are perfect for color blocking, a design trend here to stay… more
  •  Autopromotec presents Futurmotive - Digital Expo and Conference -
    Dec 10, 2020 Buzz

    Autopromotec presents Futurmotive - Digital Expo and Conference - "The new toolbox for…

    The event, scheduled for December 10th at 9.30 am, will take place in a virtual arena. Guests will discuss how technological innovation, smart mobility and circular economy will provide new impetus to the automotive industry. Networking through… more
  • Land Cruiser Prado – new engine, tech and appeal
    Dec 10, 2020 Motoring

    Land Cruiser Prado – new engine, tech and appeal

    Higher outputs of 150kW and 500Nm from new 2.8-litre GD-6 turbo diesel engine Improved fuel consumption and engine efficiency New multimedia system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Increased towing capacity Drive Mode Select added to diesel… more
  • Webfleet Solutions and Justdiggit launch ‘Green Your Fleet’ – a platform supporting fleet customers’ efforts to offset carbon emissions
    Dec 10, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Webfleet Solutions and Justdiggit launch ‘Green Your Fleet’ – a platform supporting fleet…

    The Green Your Fleet platform allows companies to estimate their fleet’s CO2 emissions via Webfleet Solutions’ CO2 calculator Customers can choose to offset their carbon emissions by supporting Justdiggit and help regreen African dryland to… more
  • Fighting spirit: The history of Aston Martin in Grand Prix racing
    Dec 10, 2020 Motorsport

    Fighting spirit: The history of Aston Martin in Grand Prix racing

    Aston Martin is returning to the F1TM grid in 2021 for the first time in over 60 years Better known for its achievements in sports car racing Aston Martin also has a fascinating Grand Prix history, rich with anecdotes and characters Key figures… more
  • COIDA: Exclusion of domestic workers invalid: Employers’ contributions cannot be backdated
    Dec 10, 2020 Buzz

    COIDA: Exclusion of domestic workers invalid: Employers’ contributions cannot be backdated

    COMPENSATION FOR OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES AND DISEASES ACT by Jaco Swart The Constitutional Court, on 19 November 2020, confirmed an earlier judgment of the High Court which declared the exclusion of domestic workers from the definition of an… more
  • Lightstone recognises 2020 top motor body repairers in South Africa
    Dec 09, 2020 Buzz

    Lightstone recognises 2020 top motor body repairers in South Africa

    Over the last three years Lightstone has hosted the EchoMBR (Motor Body Repairers) Ranking Awards highlighting the top Motor Body Repairers (MBR) in South Africa. This year Cannings Autobody Repair Specialists based in the Western Cape has been… more
  • Philippe Colpron takes over as an Executive Vice President as Head of ZF’s aftermarket division on January 1st, 2021
    Dec 09, 2020 Buzz

    New Head for ZF Aftermarket

    Philippe Colpron appointed new Head of ZF Aftermarket Proven industry expert will shape the Aftermarket in support of ZF’s strategy for the Next Generation Mobility Philippe Colpron takes over as an Executive Vice President as Head of ZF’s… more
  • Call for increased vigilance as crime statistics reveal an alarming 32% spike in truck hijackings
    Dec 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Call for increased vigilance as crime statistics reveal an alarming 32% spike in truck…

    An alarming increase in truck hijackings has raised a red flag for fleet owners to be extra vigilant over the festive season. Innovative solutions like the MiX Track and React bureau service from MiX Telematics (JSE: MIX, NYSE: MIXT), a leading… more
  • Uniting for safer roads
    Dec 09, 2020 Buzz

    Uniting for safer roads

    The Festive season is on our doorstep, and along with all the holiday excitement comes the anticipated high traffic volumes on various routes in and out of Gauteng. In light of increased calls to escalate road safety and in a bid to curb… more
  • Tyre Talk with Continental #5: The lifespan of a tyre and how tyres age
    Dec 09, 2020 Buzz

    Tyre Talk with Continental #5: The lifespan of a tyre and how tyres age

    The lifespan of a tyre is determined by a wide variety of factors, including driving style, load, speed, road conditions and climate Regular tyre inspection and maintenance are key to increasing the longevity of your tyres, including checking… more
  • The map to a thrilling road trip
    Dec 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The map to a thrilling road trip

    Holiday season has arrived and it’s time to prepare for those memorable road trips with friends or family. To make things easier, South Africa’s trusted battery specialists have compiled a list of road trip essentials to make sure this holiday… more
  • Three Carroll Shelby Signature Editions Available in SA
    Dec 09, 2020 Motoring

    Three Carroll Shelby Signature Editions Available in SA

    Each Carroll Shelby Signature Edition will be entered into the official Shelby Registry The 5.0 V8 is fitted with an Edelbrock supercharger to produce over 800HP All Shelby conversions are done at the official Mod Shop in the Western Cape The… more
  • Want to own the fastest most electrifying technically advanced Superbike ever to come to South Africa then Energica motorcycle is for you
    Dec 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Want to own the fastest most electrifying technically advanced Superbike ever to come to…

    Designed and manufactured by the company Energica Motor that supplies all the motorcycles for the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup Series the single company selected by Dorna Like all leading Italian motorcycle manufacturers, the, design, looks,… more
  • Protect Your Wheels This Holiday Season
    Dec 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Protect Your Wheels This Holiday Season

    By Kriben Reddy, TransUnion Africa vice president of auto information solutions ‘Tis the season to be jolly – but while December is a time to relax, especially after one of the craziest years in living memory, don’t let your guard down too far.… more
  • Minimum wage adjustment: submissions required
    Dec 09, 2020 Buzz

    Minimum wage adjustment: submissions required

    The National Minimum Wage Commission has tabled a report proposing significant increases in the minimum prescribed wage for employees. Should the proposal be accepted, the new minimum monthly wages, for a 45-hour workweek, will be as follows:… more
  • “That’s not my job”
    Dec 09, 2020 Buzz

    “That’s not my job”

    Why it may take a worldwide pandemic to eliminate the need for job titles The COVID-19 pandemic has knocked the world off its ‘business as usual’ axis. The need to work remotely has enforced digitisation that has accelerated the pace of various… more
  • Meet our 2020 virtual exhibitors! No cost to attend the virtual event
    Dec 09, 2020 Buzz

    Meet our 2020 virtual exhibitors! No cost to attend the virtual event

    We encourage you to take the time and go and meet the exhibitors exhibiting their products and services on the Manufacturing Indaba virtual platform.-MEET OUR VIRTUAL EXHIBITORS: Don’t forget that the conference kicks off tomorrow and you are… more
  • Standard Bank Fleet Management wins prestigious award
    Dec 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Standard Bank Fleet Management wins prestigious award

    Standard Bank’s Fleet Management division has been recognised as a market leader by PMR.africa in its annual national surveys for 2020. The awards follow the conclusion of PMR.africa’s surveys on fleet management companies providing fleet… more
  • Hyundai is World Rally Champion for 2nd consecutive year
    Dec 09, 2020 Motorsport

    Hyundai is World Rally Champion for 2nd consecutive year

    Hyundai Motorsport claimed its second consecutive FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) manufacturers’ title with a double podium result in Rally Monza, the season finale, where Ott Tänak finished a challenging weekend in second place with Dani… more
  • Renault, leader of EV sales in Europe
    Dec 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Renault, leader of EV sales in Europe

    Renault ZOE, best-selling EV in Europe. Renault Kangoo Z.E., best-selling EV LCV in Europe. Renault sold more than 95,000 EVs year-to-date to end November 2020. Pioneer in electric mobility, Renault is leading the European EV market sales with… more
  • Mike Farquharson, Managing Director of online courier aggregator Rush
    Dec 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Selecting the right courier partner is a make-or-break decision for entrepreneurs

    Rush takes the hassle out of finding the right courier partner for new businesses For many entrepreneurs, selecting a reputable and efficient courier partner for their fledgling business is far more challenging than it first appears. Customers… more
  • Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s team receives positive send-off by media contingent before world’s most gruelling race
    Dec 09, 2020 Motorsport

    Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s team receives positive send-off by media contingent before…

    Local media interest for the 2021 Dakar Rally will be high Entire team working hard to meet imminent transport deadline Local media interest in the 2021 edition of the world’s toughest cross-country race should be high after members of the… more
  • Price does not always determine engine oil quality
    Dec 09, 2020 Buzz

    Price does not always determine engine oil quality

    New entrant to SA oil market puts its oil where its mouth is Paying more for an engine oil does not necessarily mean you are getting a superior product. Similarly, if you pay less for a lubricant, it doesn’t always mean you are buying a… more
  • Records fall in Louis Coetzer estate collector car auction
    Dec 09, 2020 Motoring

    Records fall in Louis Coetzer estate collector car auction

    More than 275 bidders in nine countries on Saturday competed fiercely to own a piece of automotive history when 139 classic cars from the Louis Coetzer Estate Collection went under the hammer in Johannesburg, South Africa. The auction was a… more
  • Automobile Awards 2020: Renault Morphoz wins concept-car of the Year award
    Dec 09, 2020 Buzz

    Automobile Awards 2020: Renault Morphoz wins concept-car of the Year award

    The 3rd edition of the Automobile Awards recognized the innovative nature of the Renault MORPHOZ concept-car. Symbolizing the future of Renault's electric mobility, MORPHOZ is the result of an in-depth study of modularity and versatility of… more
  • The all-new Sandero wins the ‘Good Deal’ Automobile Award 2020
    Dec 09, 2020 Buzz

    The all-new Sandero wins the ‘Good Deal’ Automobile Award 2020

    By offering the essential car at an unbeatable price, The All-New Sandero is rewarded with the "Good Deal" prize at the Automobile Awards The saga continues with this renewed 3rd generation of Sandero All the spirit of Dacia concentrated in its… more
  • The 16th edition of Automechanika Shanghai 2020 closes, brokering new automotive trade fair experiences
    Dec 09, 2020 Buzz

    The 16th edition of Automechanika Shanghai 2020 closes, brokering new automotive trade…

    Rounding up a unique year, Automechanika Shanghai’s physical fair closes its doors after successfully engaging with players worldwide through its hybrid platform, AMS Live. These onsite-to-online activities presented dynamic opportunities to… more
  • Rotax Max regional championships settled in Pretoria
    Dec 08, 2020 Motorsport

    Rotax Max regional championships settled in Pretoria

    The 2020 Gauteng Northern Regions Rotax Max Championships come to a thrilling climax at Zwartkops over the weekend as the local karting community succeeded in delivering a full, if cramped season in spite of the challenges of lockdown. Nicholas… more
  • In response: Latest #SAFERCARSFORAFRICA crash test results
    Dec 08, 2020 Buzz

    In response: Latest #SAFERCARSFORAFRICA crash test results

    Safety is not only our top priority with every vehicle we manufacture, it is quite literally part of our DNA. We at Haval Motor South Africa rank the safety of our clients as paramount, so much so that it is one of our core corporate values.… more
  • Bridgestone appoints Jan-Maarten de Vries and Michiel Wesseling to lead Bridgestone Mobility Solutions business unit
    Dec 08, 2020 Buzz

    Bridgestone appoints Jan-Maarten de Vries and Michiel Wesseling to lead Bridgestone…

    De Vries steps in as CEO of the business unit; Wesseling will become COO, a newly-created role. Bridgestone Mobility Solutions CEO and Managing Director Thomas Schmidt has announced he will be leaving Bridgestone at the end of the year. Schmidt… more
  • Screwdriving technology made easy
    Dec 08, 2020 Buzz

    Screwdriving technology made easy

    DEPRAG presents lightweight SFM for lightweight robots The increasing diversity of products, smaller batch numbers and shorter product life cycles all present new challenges for assembly. Automated processing steps are often uneconomical for… more
  • EDUCATION IS KEY: Handing over the keys to the spacious new classroom is Ashley Davis-Taylor, Dealer Principal at Meyers Motors. Pateka Mtintsilana, General Manager of the Loaves & Fishes Network, accepted the keys on behalf of the Sifunda Sivuya Educare Centre.
    Dec 08, 2020 Buzz

    Christmas comes early for Phakamisa childcare centre

    In the true spirit of Christmas, Meyers Motors, with support from Isuzu Childlife, transformed the Sifunda Sivuya Educare into a spacious centre for young children. The Sifunda Sivuya Educare Centre is an early childhood development centre… more
  • Finfind Covid-19 survey results announced
    Dec 08, 2020 Covid-19

    Finfind Covid-19 survey results announced

    How did the SMME sector cope during lockdown? Leading access to finance provider, Finfind, has released the results of its 2020 SA SMME COVID-19 Impact Report. The survey reveals comprehensive findings on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has… more
  • Abeco Builds its Biggest Tank in Africa
    Dec 08, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Abeco Builds its Biggest Tank in Africa

    Abeco Tanks is making waves in the African water storage market as they announce having just completed their biggest tank in Africa. The tank - equivalent to two tennis courts in surface area - holds a whopping 5.8 Million litres of water and… more
  • Making autonomous driving a reality
    Dec 08, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Making autonomous driving a reality

    As President of Volvo Autonomous Solutions Nils Jaeger has been tasked with making autonomous driving a reality today – and reassuring society of its benefits long term. Undaunted, the avid cyclist is no stranger to uphill struggles. Five years… more
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of  the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Dec 08, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Towing a trailer – here’s what you need to know

    With all the hard lockdown restrictions this year many people have foregone their usual mid year holiday and will be making their way to the coast in a week or so. Whether it’s a trailer, a boat or a caravan, towing should be done correctly to… more
  • By Tim Proome, general manager of Supply Chain Services, Tarsus Distribution
    Dec 08, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    When times are tough, focus on the core (competencies)

    The economic crisis unleashed by the outbreak of COVID-19 has hurt economies around the world. When times are tough, shedding non-core business processes is one of the most prudent and effective ways to cut costs while improving performance.… more
  • Mobility and logistics transformation on agenda as Hypermotion heads to Dubai in November 2021
    Dec 08, 2020 Buzz

    Mobility and logistics transformation on agenda as Hypermotion heads to Dubai in November…

    Global gathering for disruption and transformation of transport, logistics and mobility sectors to take place alongside Expo 2020 Dubai, UAE: Hypermotion, the German-originated exhibition addressing the transformation and future of the… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 07 December 2020 (June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct)
    Dec 08, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 07 December 2020 (June, July, Aug, Sep and Oct)

    17% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/TERS monies. Of the 83% of employers who received payment, only 75% were paid in full. 20% of employers still haven’t received their July UIF/TERS monies. Of the 80% of employers who… more
  • Steel industry: Patel joins hands with AMSA to uphold unlawful duties
    Dec 08, 2020 Buzz

    Steel industry: Patel joins hands with AMSA to uphold unlawful duties

    The safeguard duties on hot-rolled coil to protect AMSA were due to expire on 10 August 2020 but were mysteriously and unlawfully extended for another year. Macsteel subsequently applied to the Pretoria High Court to have the duties set aside.… more
  • Tarsus Group strengthens Tyrexpo Asia with annualisation in Thailand
    Dec 08, 2020 Buzz

    Tarsus Group strengthens Tyrexpo Asia with annualisation in Thailand

    BITEC, Bangkok will stage new Tyrexpo show Apart from hosting one dedicated event in Asia, the organiser will annualise the event, making it rotate between Singapore (odd years) and Bangkok (even years). The inaugural Bangkok edition will be… more
  • Lunaz to begin production of electric classic Range Rovers
    Dec 07, 2020 Motoring

    Lunaz to begin production of electric classic Range Rovers

    Builds set to start for world’s only production electric classic Range Rovers Global demand leads to a doubling of jobs and expanded production facility Recycled and re-engineered cars built in principles of the circular economy Prices begin at… more
  • UD Trucks QUON range challenges status quo
    Dec 07, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    UD Trucks QUON range challenges status quo

    A year after its launch in South Africa, UD Trucks’ Quon range is addressing many of the challenges faced by fleet owners in the local transport industry. This includes aspects like fuel efficiency, productivity and uptime. The range is locally… more
  • Robotics through the lens of 2020 and beyond
    Dec 07, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Robotics through the lens of 2020 and beyond

    with Yaskawa Southern Africa MD, Andrew Crackett It has been a tough year for many industries and a prime opportunity for others, particularly in the space of technological advancement. Andrew Crackett, Managing Director at Yaskawa Southern… more
  • P Series SA Launch
    Dec 07, 2020 Motoring

    P Series SA Launch

    Pickups or bakkies are nothing new to the Chinese auto industry giant, Great Wall Motor Corporation. Not even millennials will know that GWM pickups have been in exitance since the GWM Deer way back in 1996 and have been the leaders in Chinese… more
  • Jordan eyeing a Kyalami win to clinch ICGT championship
    Dec 07, 2020 Motorsport

    Jordan eyeing a Kyalami win to clinch ICGT championship

    South Africa’s Bentley Boy Jordan Pepper arrived home with a spring in his step on Wednesday, as he prepares to fight for the Intercontinental GT Championship crown at the Kyalami 9 Hour Saturday 12 December. Pepper and teammates, Jules Gounon… more
  • Nosheleni Ncanywa, left and her granddaughter Sikhunjulwe Ncanywa stands in the middle of their newly renovated house.
    Dec 07, 2020 Buzz

    Isuzu’s waste is not wasted

    Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAf) renovated and extended the derelict, unsafe one room house of an elderly woman who lives with her 17-year-old granddaughter, in Walmer Township, Port Elizabeth. The extension to the one room house of Nosheleni… more
  • IAPHL executive director Walter Proper
    Dec 07, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Industry bodies join forces to improve public health supply chains ahead of Covid-19…

    A new partnership between SAPICS (The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management in Southern Africa) and the International Association of Public Health Logisticians (IAPHL) will promote professionalism and community in South African public… more
  • Wahl Bartmann, CEO of Fidelity Services Group
    Dec 07, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Don’t be caught napping - tracking technology has to continually evolve to keep ahead of…

    Vehicle and related load theft continues to be a major issue in SA. SAPS second quarter Crime Stats clearly illustrate that although there was a definite decline during lockdown, crime trends started to reverse and have slowly returned to… more