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  • The Squeaky Wheel Gets the (Biobased) Oil!
    Oct 15, 2021 Buzz

    The Squeaky Wheel Gets the (Biobased) Oil!

    It is often true that “the squeaky wheel gets the oil,” both literally and figuratively. For example, a door that starts to squeak is naturally much more likely to get lubricated than one that is moving quietly on its hinges. In the past, this… more
  • This transport month webinar aims to create an awareness of the ISO 39001 Road Traffic Safety Standard
    Oct 15, 2021 Buzz

    This Transport Month webinar aims to create an awareness of the ISO 39001 Road Traffic…

    The main objective of the SANS/ISO 39001 Road Traffic Safety (RTS) management system standard is the elimination or minimization of fatalities and serious injuries on our road networks. Globally, road crashes result in approximately 1.3 million… more
  • Conference explores innovative and sustainable rail safety solutions and rail transport’s potential to drive economic growth
    Oct 15, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Conference explores innovative and sustainable rail safety solutions and rail transport’s…

    If the safe operation of passenger rail transport is given the attention and priority it deserves, it can be a catalyst for economic development; if not, then it will become a catalyst for economic depression, unproductivity and unemployment.… more
  • BAIC South Africa launches the B40 Plus SUV
    Oct 15, 2021 Motoring

    BAIC South Africa launches the B40 Plus SUV

    BAIC B40 PLUS BREAKING BOUNDARIES IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN MARKET NEW SUV SET TO CHALLENGE THE STATUS QUO IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN LIFESTYLE MARKET BAIC South Africa has officially announced the launch of their iconic SUV, the B40 PLUS today. The OEM,… more
  • Who is behind your wheel?
    Oct 15, 2021 Buzz

    Who is behind your wheel?

    The latest Quarterly Employment Statistics from stats SA revealed that one of the few industries to have an increase in employment was the transport sector. This is a positive statistic to see since there was an 86 000 decrease in overall… more
  • BMW Clubs International Council celebrates its 40th anniversary
    Oct 15, 2021 Buzz

    BMW Clubs International Council celebrates its 40th anniversary

    Over a period of four decades, the BMW Clubs all over the world have been official ambassadors for the brand. There are more than 230 000 members in 54 countries on all the continents suitable for travel with automobiles and motorcycles. The… more
  • Isuzu Motors South Africa announces new Chairman
    Oct 15, 2021 Buzz

    Isuzu Motors South Africa announces new Chairman

    Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAf) is pleased to announce Mr Naohiro Yamaguchi as its newly appointed Chairman, effective 1 October 2021. Naihiro Yamaguchi has, since his inauguration with Isuzu Motors Limited in 1986, held various leadership… more
  • STEEL INDUSTRY: Possible Court Action: Information Required: Violence and Intimidation during Strike Action
    Oct 15, 2021 Buzz

    STEEL INDUSTRY: Possible Court Action: Information Required: Violence and Intimidation…

    The current strike within the Metal and Engineering Industries Sector is characterised by escalating violence, intimidation and damage to property. Although the law surrounding collective bargaining and strikes permits the Labour Court to… more
  • SME's can access SA's leading firms
    Oct 15, 2021 Buzz

    SME's can access SA's leading firms

    Don’t miss the opportunity to access SA’s market leading firms! AN AUDIENCE OF INDUSTRY GIANTS! Can you imagine having the undivided attention of the Automotive Industry’s Leaders – and what that would do for your business? Black-owned… more
  • 5 ways to write an engaging value proposition for your website
    Oct 15, 2021 Buzz

    5 ways to write an engaging value proposition for your website

    When it comes to selling newspapers, persuasive and relevant "above-the-fold" content has always been a necessity. The top half of the newspaper—the only part that can be seen from newsstands, is what is commonly referred to as "above the… more
  • MOKE goes electric
    Oct 15, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    MOKE goes electric

    MOKE is world’s first heritage marque to go fully electric Order books for electric MOKE open today All MOKEs to be electric by January 1st 2022 Deliveries to take place for Summer 2022 Electric MOKE to be built in the United Kingdom at… more
  • Consider These 10 Critical Steps to Prevent and Detect Ransomware Threats
    Oct 15, 2021 Buzz

    Consider These 10 Critical Steps to Prevent and Detect Ransomware Threats

    Ransomware attacks are a serious global issue and getting worse – in fact, they are often considered the top cyber threat facing businesses today. Ransomware statistics are staggering: Damages to businesses and organisations are expected to be… more
  • Offset your automotive carbon footprint in 3 steps from 2 pence per mile
    Oct 15, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Offset your automotive carbon footprint in 3 steps from 2 pence per mile

    NET-HERO LAUNCH THE FIRST PREMIUM CARBON OFFSET PLATFORM FOR MOTORISTS TO BECOME ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE DRIVERS Simple to use web-based platform for motorists launches today Motorists can access environmentally responsible driving from… more
  • Hytec re-appointed as ZF Group’s Service Partner
    Oct 15, 2021 Buzz

    Hytec re-appointed as ZF Group’s Service Partner

    Hytec Bosch Rexroth has been re-appointed as the authorised ZF Group (ZF) Service Partner for the repair and supply of industrial gearboxes, mobile gearboxes and spare parts across Africa. Originally signed in 2015, this agreement was… more
  • Continued learning is essential for safe driving
    Oct 15, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Continued learning is essential for safe driving

    October is national Transport month and no better time to refocus attention on lawless driving. With lockdown restrictions now more relaxed, the number of cars on the road has increased exponentially. While you might not be able to control how… more
  • Opinion Piece: Outsourcing the manufacturing compliance process makes audits a far less daunting prospect
    Oct 15, 2021 Buzz

    Opinion Piece: Outsourcing the manufacturing compliance process makes audits a far less…

    The manufacturing sector is diverse and highly regulated, subject to numerous checks, standards and laws governing quality control. This can make compliance – and the relevant audits that go along with it – a challenging prospect. Outsourcing… more
  • POPI ACT: How China’s New Privacy Law Will Impact Businesses in South Africa
    Oct 15, 2021 Buzz

    POPI ACT: How China’s New Privacy Law Will Impact Businesses in South Africa

    In the case of South Africa-China ties, 2021 marks 23 years of diplomatic and economic relations between the two allies. As of July 2021, imports from China to South Africa accounted for 19.4% of South Africa’s imports, while exports to China… more
  • HYVIA unveils its first hydrogen prototypes
    Oct 15, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    HYVIA unveils its first hydrogen prototypes

    HYVIA unveils Renault Master Van H2-TECH prototype Zero CO2 emissions*, increased range, and fast refuelling time. A large van for transporting goods, with 12m3 of cargo volume and a range of up to 500km, available in 2022. Equipped with a 30kW… more
  • MEIBC: 2021 NEGOTIATIONS: Industrial Action Strike Impact Survey: 15 October 2021
    Oct 15, 2021 Buzz

    MEIBC: 2021 NEGOTIATIONS: Industrial Action Strike Impact Survey: 15 October 2021

    The strike in the Metal and Engineering Sector commenced on 5 October 2021. To enable NEASA to determine the severity of the strike and the impact thereof on members, we request employers in the Sector to indicate to what extent they are being… more
  • SAMEDAYLOGISTICS acts as key founding partner of sustainable logistics network COM4GREEN
    Oct 15, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    SAMEDAYLOGISTICS acts as key founding partner of sustainable logistics network COM4GREEN

    SAMEDAYLOGISTICS, the leading European operator for Emergency Logistics, joined the unique sustainable logistics network COM4GREEN to manage its future path to zero emissions SAMEDAYLOGISTICS, being a leader in the emergency logistics industry… more
  • Safety is the watchword for Transport Month 2021
    Oct 15, 2021 Buzz

    Safety is the watchword for Transport Month 2021

    October is the time to celebrate the key role that transport plays in the economy. Given the events that unfolded in July, safety has to be a concern we should highlight this year. By Jason Mellow, Head of MiWay Business Insurance Road… more
  • More than ever, SA’s youth need basic workforce skills
    Oct 14, 2021 Buzz

    More than ever, SA’s youth need basic workforce skills

    Record numbers of learners are moving through our education system every year, putting massive pressure on our economic landscape to create more jobs. Years of local economic challenges, compounded by the global pandemic, have resulted in our… more
  • Williams racing commits to become climate positive by 2030 as part of all-new wide-ranging sustainability strategy
    Oct 14, 2021 Motorsport

    Williams Racing commits to become climate positive by 2030 as part of all-new…

    One of the most successful Formula One teams in the world commits to be climate positive by 2030 Williams Racing launches comprehensive purpose driven Sustainability Strategy to tackle key environmental and societal challenges facing… more
  • Nissan ready for next-gen vehicle manufacturing with intelligent factory in Japan, says GlobalData
    Oct 14, 2021 Buzz

    Nissan ready for next-gen vehicle manufacturing with intelligent factory in Japan, says…

    Nissan Motor Corporation has unveiled ‘Intelligent Factory’ initiative to use artificial intelligence (AI), IoT and robotics to manufacture next-generation vehicles and a zero-emission production system in Japan. With the ‘smart’ factory,… more
  • It’s time to #meet and #engage at the upcoming Manufacturing Indaba
    Oct 14, 2021 Buzz

    It’s time to #meet and #engage at the upcoming Manufacturing Indaba

    As we emerge from all the lockdowns globally, it is time to #meet and #engage to do business. Join us at the Manufacturing Indaba and meet key manufacturing stakeholders from government and the private sector to #meet and #engage with, to do… more
  • SANEDI offers three tips for cooling your home this summer with a cool-coated roof
    Oct 14, 2021 Buzz

    SANEDI offers three tips for cooling your home this summer with a cool-coated roof

    Over a matter of days, South Africa’s winter chill has burned off with a very warm summer ahead. This will see a change in household requirements, from heating to cooling. “This should also bring about a change in energy usage,” comments Denise… more
  • Make Room for the Toyota Rumion
    Oct 14, 2021 Motoring

    Make Room for the Toyota Rumion

    Toyota's all-new compact MPV The Toyota Avanza served as South Africa's first affordable reasonably-sized people mover. Featuring compact dimensions, a simple fuel-efficient engine line-up and seven-seat carrying capacity - the Avanza… more
  • MEYLE Academy: new high-voltage e-learning course available in English
    Oct 14, 2021 Buzz

    MEYLE Academy: new high-voltage e-learning course available in English

    Innovative and practical e-learning format for automotive aftermarket and other stakeholders: Vehicle mechanics, trainees, vocational schoolteachers and emergency services Highly relevant & compact training content on all aspects of handling… more
  • FAW Trucks commits to vision and objectives of Transport Month
    Oct 14, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    FAW Trucks commits to vision and objectives of Transport Month

    FAW Trucks supports Government’s vision of moving SA forward Emerging informal sector is seen as a major growth area FAW Trucks salutes all role-players for their contribution to the transport sector October is Transport Month in South Africa,… more
  • Audi recognised for best customer service in automotive industry
    Oct 14, 2021 Buzz

    Audi recognised for best customer service in automotive industry

    Audi achieves first place in automotive industry category Ask Africa Orange Index is the leading customer service benchmark and measurement in South Africa Audi has been announced as the overall winner in the automotive category of the 2021 Ask… more
  • Thank you for showing interest in Volvo Trucks Electromobility event
    Oct 14, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Thank you for showing interest in Volvo Trucks Electromobility event

    Our ‘The Leap’ online broadcast on 12 October focused on the urgency to go electric – and we discussed how to fast-forward the transformation to electric transports. We would like to thank you who joined us – and we invite those of you who… more
  • NEASA’s submission to the national minimum wage commission
    Oct 14, 2021 Buzz

    NEASA’s submission to the national minimum wage commission

    On 10 September 2021, the National Minimum Wage Commission (‘the Commission’) published an invitation for written representations by the public, regarding the review of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for 2022, and possible adjustments thereto.… more
  • Nissan celebrates #BuiltOfMore Navara’s launch into Africa
    Oct 14, 2021 Buzz

    Nissan celebrates #BuiltOfMore Navara’s launch into Africa

    Nissan’s all new Navara has been shipped into Africa, completing the latest milestone in a journey that began earlier this year with the start of production for the vehicle in the company’s Africa’s LCV manufacturing hub in Rosslyn, outside… more
  • Take your business to the next level
    Oct 14, 2021 Buzz

    Take your business to the next level

    The Business Accelerator Programme helps small business’ fast-track their potential with the support of South Africa’s top business leaders If you are a small Black-owned business in the clothing and textile, automotive or chemical industries,… more
  • African Trade and Industrialisation Short Course
    Oct 14, 2021 Buzz

    African Trade and Industrialisation Short Course

    The economic crisis currently faced by the UK shows just how vulnerable a nation is when isolated from the rest of the continent. As South African manufacturers we need to remove the idea that we exist as an independent outpost at the southern… more
  • Five Things to Do Before You Arrive in Las Vegas for the SEMA Show
    Oct 14, 2021 Buzz

    Five Things to Do Before You Arrive in Las Vegas for the SEMA Show

    Download the 2021 SEMA Show app to get the best and most up-to-date Show information including turn-by-turn directions, a scheduling feature, New Products Showcase information and smartphone scanner, maps of all SEMA Show halls, an exhibitor… more
  • Jay Leno joins SEMA Show New Products Breakfast
    Oct 14, 2021 Buzz

    Jay Leno joins SEMA Show New Products Breakfast

    Jay Leno will kick off the 2021 SEMA Show as the featured guest of the New Products Breakfast on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Taking place before the SEMA Show floor officially opens that same day, the New Products Awards Breakfast is akin to an opening… more
  • STEEL INDUSTRY - 2021 NEGOTIATIONS: Further Briefing and Mandating Webinar
    Oct 14, 2021 Buzz

    STEEL INDUSTRY - 2021 NEGOTIATIONS: Further Briefing and Mandating Webinar

    In view of the continued strike action, NEASA members will be briefed on current developments. Members will be given the opportunity to provide input and express any desire to revisit NEASA’s current mandate, if need be. Click here for more… more
  • MEIBC: 2021 NEGOTIATIONS: Industrial Action Strike Impact Survey: 14 October 2021
    Oct 14, 2021 Buzz

    MEIBC: 2021 NEGOTIATIONS: Industrial Action Strike Impact Survey: 14 October 2021

    The strike in the Metal and Engineering Sector commenced on 5 October 2021. To enable NEASA to determine the severity of the strike and the impact thereof on members, we request employers in the Sector to indicate to what extent they are being… more
  • Jaguar Land Rover trials world-first digital supply chain for leather using blockchain technology
    Oct 14, 2021 Buzz

    Jaguar Land Rover trials world-first digital supply chain for leather using blockchain…

    Secure blockchain technology ensures full transparency in the leather supply chain Jaguar Land Rover partners with Circulor, Bridge of Weir Leather Company and University of Nottingham on industry-leading leather trial ‘Digital twin’ created to… more
  • Creating inclusive workplaces to boost mental health
    Oct 14, 2021 Buzz

    Creating inclusive workplaces to boost mental health

    With World Mental Health Day just behind us, Zama Zaca, Head of New Business at Tetris South Africa, shares some design tips on how to make workspaces more inclusive and improve employee mental wellness of employees. Mental health has been in… more
  • Innovative FordPass Connect System Introduced on Ford Everest and EcoSport
    Oct 14, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Innovative FordPass Connect System Introduced on Ford Everest and EcoSport

    FordPass Connect now standard fitment on all Ford Everest models, and on EcoSport Trend and Titanium derivatives Through the FordPass app and embedded factory-fitted modem, customers can remotely start the vehicle or schedule a start, lock or… more
  • Join us at our virtual World Standards Day Webinar!
    Oct 14, 2021 Buzz

    Join us at our virtual World Standards Day Webinar!

    IT'S HAPPENING 14 OCTOBER 2021! @ 10:00 - 12:00 The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which project to address social imbalances, develop a sustainable economy, and slow the rate of climate change, are highly ambitious. To reach them will… more
  • Trends that inspire Renault Group
    Oct 13, 2021 Buzz

    Trends that inspire Renault Group

    Renault Group has always placed much importance on deciphering and accompanying change in society. In a time when the world is quickly and radically changing, it is as important as ever to keep abreast of underlying trends in order to continue… more
  • Renault unveils Clio’s Lutecia limited series
    Oct 13, 2021 Motoring

    Renault unveils Clio’s Lutecia limited series

    The Clio range now has its own stylish limited series A distinctive BRASS colour with plenty of equipment Available from €22 500 The Lutecia limited series makes its grand entry on the Renault Clio. It follows on from the Initiale Paris trim… more
  • Without Pro-Trade Reforms, Africa Risks Missing Out On Global Growth Trends – FMF and IATP
    Oct 13, 2021 Buzz

    Without Pro-Trade Reforms, Africa Risks Missing Out On Global Growth Trends – FMF and IATP

    The Free Market Foundation (FMF) and the Initiative for African Trade and Prosperity (IATP) call on African governments to radically speed up their implementation of pro-trade policy reforms, as part of the wider Africa Continental Free Trade… more
  • Using artificial intelligence-based software for efficient deliveries
    Oct 13, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Using artificial intelligence-based software for efficient deliveries

    In a world where everything is connected and customers are more discerning, businesses should take advantage of technological advancements for market differentiation. For those organisations involved in delivery operations, there has never been… more
  • BT & HORIBA MIRA develop solution to aid vehicle manufacturers with new lifetime duty of care to customers
    Oct 13, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    BT & HORIBA MIRA develop solution to aid vehicle manufacturers with new lifetime duty of…

    Expert joint collaboration to provide vehicle manufacturers with solutions to manage new Type Approval obligations New Type Approval requirements under Regulation 155 will necessitate vehicle manufacturers to institute continuous cybersecurity… more
  • Insurer supplier panels still slow to open up
    Oct 13, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Insurer supplier panels still slow to open up

    The South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), whose members are responsible for repairing over 80% of all insured repair claims in the country, has been one of the strongest advocates for a free market strategy as well as the… more
  • Withdrawal of the Rules to COIDA Amendment Bill a Victory
    Oct 13, 2021 Buzz

    Withdrawal of the Rules to COIDA Amendment Bill a Victory

    The National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA) is not surprised that the Office of the State Attorney has indicated that the rules to the Compensation for Injury on Duty Act (COIDA) Amendment Bill will be withdrawn. The rules were… more
  • Conference highlights procurement profession’s challenges and opportunities amid Covid crisis and beyond
    Oct 13, 2021 Buzz

    Conference highlights procurement profession’s challenges and opportunities amid Covid…

    While challenges abound, particularly amid the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, the procurement profession is one of the most interesting – and important – places to be right now, according to Professor Karsten Machholz, International Professor for… more
  • Tyrexpo Asia 2021’s Digital Event Platform gets ready to go ‘Live’
    Oct 13, 2021 Buzz

    Tyrexpo Asia 2021’s Digital Event Platform gets ready to go ‘Live’

    With the Tyrexpo Asia 2021 Digital Show now just over four weeks away, Tarsus Southeast Asia – organisers of the event have confirmed that their international sales teams are currently working towards completing a digital exhibitor list. A… more
  • Retail spending on cars and car parts surpasses all other sales
    Oct 13, 2021 Buzz

    Retail spending on cars and car parts surpasses all other sales

    New SEMA Market Research Available on Automotive Aftermarket Retail Trends Automotive is the single biggest retail segment in the U.S., accounting for 20% (more than $1.2 trillion) of retail spending in 2020, according to the new Retail Trends… more
  • Draft Amendment of RTMC Regulations
    Oct 13, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Draft Amendment of RTMC Regulations

    The Minister of Transport has republished the draft amendment to the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) Regulations, 2007 in Government Gazette Nr. 45291 on 8 October 2021 for comments. This is a follow-up gazette on the draft… more
  • Abarth 595 gets new sting
    Oct 13, 2021 Motoring

    Abarth 595 gets new sting

    The Abarth 595 range is refreshed for 2021 model year with updated 595 Turismo and Competizione models Special edition Abarth Yamaha Monster ready to excite New interiors, new colours, and new details for the range embody the two souls of the… more
  • The right mindset: Increasing Diversity and Inclusion in Africa’s Supply Chain
    Oct 13, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The right mindset: Increasing Diversity and Inclusion in Africa’s Supply Chain

    Like the rest of the world, diversity and inclusion remain a challenge. Right now, we are struggling to correct a system that has its roots in the industrial age. Transformation in Africa is urgent, it can no longer be business as usual. We… more
  • Intercape renews its contract with MiX Telematics
    Oct 13, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Intercape renews its contract with MiX Telematics

    MiX Telematics (JSE: MIX, NYSE: MIXT), a leading global SaaS provider of connected fleet management solutions, has renewed its contract with Intercape for an additional five years. Intercape is the largest intercity passenger transport service… more
  • Egyptian automotive aftermarket enters the fast lane
    Oct 13, 2021 Buzz

    Egyptian automotive aftermarket enters the fast lane

    Growth driven by population spike, vehicle sales, strong economy and foreign investment Egypt’s automotive aftermarket is accelerating and has been dubbed “one of Africa’s most exciting markets” as its motoring population and vehicle sales… more
  • Change of leadership at the top of BMW M GmbH.
    Oct 13, 2021 Buzz

    Change of leadership at the top of BMW M GmbH

    Franciscus van Meel reassumes chief executive position in the BMW Group subsidiary responsible for performance and high-performance automobiles. Markus Flasch is soon to head the product lines Rolls-Royce, BMW luxury and upper class as well as… more
  • NEASA’s submission to the national minimum wage commission
    Oct 13, 2021 Buzz

    NEASA’s submission to the national minimum wage commission

    On 10 September 2021, the National Minimum Wage Commission (‘the Commission’) published an invitation for written representations by the public, regarding the review of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for 2022, and possible adjustments thereto.… more
  • BMW Group invests in innovative method for efficient and sustainable lithium extraction
    Oct 13, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group invests in innovative method for efficient and sustainable lithium extraction

    New process from Lilac Solutions focuses on sustainable extraction, efficiency and costs The BMW Group is stepping up its expansion of electromobility and will be releasing about ten million fully-electric vehicles onto the roads over the next… more
  • 2021 FIA Formula One Turkish Grand Prix – Race – Sunday
    Oct 13, 2021 Motorsport

    2021 FIA Formula One Turkish Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

    Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN produced a strong race at the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix, with Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Räikkönen just missing out on the points in 11th and 12th after fighting their way from the back of the grid. It was a performance… more
  • An unlikely champion emerges from an astounding racing weekend
    Oct 13, 2021 Motorsport

    An unlikely champion emerges from an astounding racing weekend

    Valterri Bottas’ dominant Mercedes Turkish Grand Prix victory over Red Bull duo Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes to see Verstappen slip back ahead of Hamilton in the title chase may have… more
  • MEIBC: 2021 NEGOTIATIONS: Industrial Action Strike Impact Survey: 12 October 2021
    Oct 12, 2021 Buzz

    MEIBC: 2021 NEGOTIATIONS: Industrial Action Strike Impact Survey: 12 October 2021

    The strike in the Metal and Engineering Sector commenced on 5 October 2021. To enable NEASA to determine the severity of the strike and the impact thereof on members, we request employers in the Sector to indicate to what extent they are being… more
  • Five back-to-back victories and the title for Trethewey/Roets with two races to go
    Oct 11, 2021 Buzz

    Five back-to-back victories and the title for Trethewey/Roets with two races to go

    Five victories after the first five rounds of the 2021 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) and the Special Vehicle Championship is in the bag for Lance Trethewey and Adriaan Roets (King Price Xtreme BAT) who also won the… more
  • Lategan/Cummings take overall championship lead as tight title battles rage on
    Oct 11, 2021 Motorsport

    Lategan/Cummings take overall championship lead as tight title battles rage on

    After a tough and challenging weekend at Nampo Park outside Bothaville in the Free State where teams competed in the 4x4 Mega World 400 that formed the fourth and fifth rounds of the 2021 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS), the… more
  • Eskom science expo “bodes well for the future of the country”
    Oct 11, 2021 Buzz

    Eskom science expo “bodes well for the future of the country”

    An experiment to establish the effect of garden lights on swarms of honeybees awarded Rebecca Leisegang of Parktown Girls High School the top junior prize and a cash amount of R50 000 in the annual Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International… more
  • Quick in the water, now quicker on land
    Oct 11, 2021 Buzz

    Quick in the water, now quicker on land

    Olympic Gold medallist Tatjana Schoenmaker gets an upgrade from Eagle Ford Eagle Ford hosted Olympic Gold Medallist and World Record Holder, Tatjana Schoenmaker on Friday 1 October, at Eagle Corner and upgraded the swimmer's sponsored vehicle… more
  • Dealerfloor News - 08 October 2021
    Oct 11, 2021 Buzz

    Dealerfloor News - 08 October 2021

    There was a great deal of activity this week, despite the school break, and we look to next week to really get the fourth quarter in gear. In this edition of the Dealerfloor newsletter, we meet dealers in George and Hartswater and speak to… more
  • E-toll funding must be secured elsewhere
    Oct 11, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    E-toll funding must be secured elsewhere

    Remarks by Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, that e-tolls will not be scrapped, and that an e-toll funding solution will be found, are disappointing and out of step with the sentiments of the majority of Gauteng motorists. The Automobile… more
  • Spring clean your credit management and credit score
    Oct 11, 2021 Buzz

    Spring clean your credit management and credit score

    Money and access to credit makes the world go round. It is the basis upon which all people progress, meet their basic and advanced needs, support families, buy homes and vehicles, study, travel, work – pretty much everything needed to have a… more
  • Renault Group to partner with Terrafame for sustainable nickel supply
    Oct 11, 2021 Buzz

    Renault Group to partner with Terrafame for sustainable nickel supply

    Terrafame to supply Renault Group with low-carbon and fully traceable nickel sulphate for electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The partnership supports Renault Group’s strategy to offer competitive, sustainable, and ‘made in Europe’ electric… more
  • Digital first-impressions matter A LOT... So how are you treating your new customers?
    Oct 11, 2021 Buzz

    Digital first-impressions matter A LOT... So how are you treating your new customers?

    In today’s world, chances are that the first time a customer comes across your business, it won’t be through an advert or a shopfront, but online. That digital first-impression matters far more than you might think. As is the case in the real… more
  • Women with Drive - THRIVE: a success
    Oct 11, 2021 Buzz

    Women with Drive - THRIVE: a success

    The fifth Woman with Drive event went off as a resounding success on the 7th October 2021. Participants were thoroughly intrigued and enjoyed the information shared during the roundtable discussion that provided, not only direction, but… more
  • Ctrack innovates by launching PC Secure
    Oct 11, 2021 Buzz

    Ctrack innovates by launching PC Secure

    Leading asset tracking and fleet management solution provider Ctrack is expanding their offering to now include Laptop and Computer traced recovery service. Computers are vital to the running of businesses these days and very often contain… more
  • Media Advisory: #NextGenRanger Hiding ia#NextGenRanger Hiding in Plain Sightn Plain Sight
    Oct 11, 2021 Motoring

    #NextGenRanger Hiding in Plain Sight

    As part of Ford’s ongoing global testing programme, the next generation Ford Ranger pickup is taking to the road to ensure it is just right for customers, and it’s dressed up for the occasion. The designer of the Ranger’s unique Bronco… more
  • Mazda Motor Corporation today announced an expansion of its SUV Lineup from 2022 onwards
    Oct 11, 2021 Motoring

    Mazda Motor Corporation today announced an expansion of its SUV Lineup from 2022 onwards

    Mazda Southern Africa is excited to share in the expansion of the SUV Lineup and soon offer a diverse choice of options to customers in the well-liked SUV segment. Whilst the Mazda CX-50 will only be available in the North American market,… more
  • Increasing access to larger markets for SMEs
    Oct 11, 2021 Buzz

    Increasing access to larger markets for SMEs

    Access South Africa’s Major Retailers Large Lead Enterprises Lumotech, Goodyear and Hesto Harnesses are looking to identify new talent and exciting innovation. Are you an SME business owner in the automotive sector, raring to boost your… more
  • Racing into pole position
    Oct 11, 2021 Buzz

    Racing into pole position

    South Africa’s top business leaders get revved up and ready to put small businesses on the map Are you a business owner in the automotive sector, raring to boost your business into the fast lane? Sometimes, all you need to shift your business… more
  • Overall championship and all class titles to be decided this weekend
    Oct 11, 2021 Motorsport

    Overall championship and all class titles to be decided this weekend

    Nobody yet knows who any of them will be, but the 2021 South African National Cross Country Motorcycle champions will be crowned at Virginia Trails in KwaZulu Natal on Saturday 16 October. Nobody knows, because none of the championships are… more
  • China aims for sustainable EV economy with revision in policy, says GlobalData
    Oct 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    China aims for sustainable EV economy with revision in policy, says GlobalData

    China’s success in vehicle electrification is highly attributable to the conducive government policies that subsidized the electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing besides sale, and penalizing the higher carbon-emitting internal combustion vehicles.… more
  • Summer refinishing advice from Standox
    Oct 09, 2021 Buzz

    Summer refinishing advice from Standox

    Best practice for the use of Standoblue Basecoat under hot and dry conditions Refinishers face challenges during summer months from high temperatures and variations in humidity. The experts at Standox, the refinish paint brand from Wuppertal,… more
  • ZF Aftermarket Joins Industry Homecoming at AAPEX and SEMA 2021
    Oct 09, 2021 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Joins Industry Homecoming at AAPEX and SEMA 2021

    Aftermarket brands ZF, Lemförder, SACHS, TRW, and WABCO will be showcased at AAPEX booth #5057 and SEMA booth #81020 ZF Aftermarket presents three new product launches ZF Aftermarket is headed to Las Vegas for the Automotive Aftermarket Product… more
  • Explore the Future of Manufacturing in Africa: What will be discussed?
    Oct 09, 2021 Buzz

    Explore the Future of Manufacturing in Africa: What will be discussed?

    The upcoming Virtual Manufacturing Indaba is a revered platform for manufacturers to explore growth opportunities, uncover the latest manufacturing incentives and trends, and network with the sector’s key stakeholders. The event will be packed… more
  • Converting informal automotive employers to formal accredited employers in Automotive sector
    Oct 09, 2021 Buzz

    Converting informal automotive employers to formal accredited employers in Automotive…

    Converting informal automotive businesses to formal accredited, regulatory compliant businesses of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) is one of the key focus areas of the organisation – particularly at a time when unemployment figures… more
  • InspectaCar opens new franchise dealership in Nelspruit
    Oct 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    InspectaCar opens new franchise dealership in Nelspruit

    Produkta Motors (Pty) Ltd, a well-known local company that has been a part of the Lowveld landscape for more than 30 years, has opened an all-new InspectaCar pre-owned vehicle dealership in Nelspruit. “The opportunity to trade as an… more
  • Tyrexpo Asia 2021 becomes a full Digital Platform Show
    Oct 09, 2021 Buzz

    Tyrexpo Asia 2021 becomes a full Digital Platform Show

    In August, Tarsus Southeast Asia – organisers of the forthcoming Tyrexpo Asia 2021 Show in Singapore announced that because of the ongoing global travel restrictions in view of the COVID-19 situation, the show would become a Hybrid exhibition… more
  • The must have affordable proven and tested the PowerVault 16500 mAh power bank Jump Starter
    Oct 09, 2021 Buzz

    The must have affordable proven and tested the PowerVault 16500 mAh power bank Jump…

    For Cars, boats, motorbikes,12v trucks, tractors, generators and more. Rated for petrol and diesel motors up to 4.2l Other features include charging and running smart phones, cameras, iPads, laptops and other mobile or USB devices, compressors,… more
  • Investing in people - Ubuntu is the spirit of wealth
    Oct 09, 2021 Buzz

    Investing in people - Ubuntu is the spirit of wealth

    Nelisiwe Masango – Financial Markets Analyst, CEO of Ubuntu Invest and one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 50 Black African Women Entrepreneurs to Watch – speaks about the true meaning of Ubuntu and the Spirit of Wealth. Nelisiwe believes that… more
  • 2021 SEMA Award finalists announced
    Oct 09, 2021 Buzz

    2021 SEMA Award finalists announced

    Awards recognize the industry's trend-setting vehicle models that are best for customization The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a member-organization dedicated to advancing the automotive and automotive aftermarket industries,… more
  • Earning a university degree is crucial in today’s economy
    Oct 09, 2021 Buzz

    Earning a university degree is crucial in today’s economy

    Higher education holds the key to improving South Africans’ economic prospects Unemployment is the greatest struggle South Africa’s youth face today. Youth unemployment (15-34 years) hit a record high this year on the back of the pandemic and… more
  • Western Cape car sellers want more cash – 9 tips to get it
    Oct 08, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Western Cape car sellers want more cash – 9 tips to get it

    Research has revealed that Western Cape car sellers want better value, or more cash for their ride, compared to other provinces. “According to Google Trends, Capetonians are doing their car selling homework and there’s no mucking about. The… more
  • Paving the way for EVs: how greener cars will change road trips and infrastructure
    Oct 08, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Paving the way for EVs: how greener cars will change road trips and infrastructure

    Payment24 CEOs Shadab Rahil and Nolan Daniel note that the logistics of running EVs will mean that people will plan their trips around where they can charge their vehicles Adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) is set to pick up in South Africa in… more
  • Rheinmetall and Navistar Defence Canada join forces in bid to win Canada's Logistics Vehicle Modernization project
    Oct 08, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Rheinmetall and Navistar Defence Canada join forces in bid to win Canada's Logistics…

    Rheinmetall Canada, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles and Navistar Defence Canada to form “Team 45°North” Solution of choice for the Canadian Armed Forces‘ Logistics Vehicle Modernization project Dedicated to supporting the Canadian Armed… more
  • The Ask Afrika Orange Index® 2021 Ranking Released
    Oct 08, 2021 Buzz

    The Ask Afrika Orange Index® 2021 Ranking Released

    Customer Experience levels decline during Covid and go digital The Technical detail: The Ask Afrika Orange Index® has been at the forefront of service benchmarking since 2001 and is the broadest, independent, and most widely referenced service… more
  • Employer, you have the power to make a socio-economic impact in your community: Addressing the unemployment crisis in South Africa
    Oct 08, 2021 Buzz

    Employer, you have the power to make a socio-economic impact in your community:…

    South Africa’s official unemployment rate currently stands at 34%, with the expanded unemployment rate at approximately 44%. The unemployment rate of the youth (which includes people between the ages of 18 – 34) is 65%. This poses severe… more
  • Competing with South Africa’s brightest young scientists
    Oct 08, 2021 Buzz

    Competing with South Africa’s brightest young scientists

    Entries have streamed in in record numbers for this year’s Eskom Expo International Science Fair. The best and brightest of South Africa’s young scientists – primary and secondary school learners – will learn whether they came out on top at an… more
  • NEASA engages in National Youth Entrepreneurship Drive
    Oct 08, 2021 Buzz

    NEASA engages in National Youth Entrepreneurship Drive

    The National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA), has partnered with a specialist service provider to create entrepreneurship opportunities for the unemployed youth. The initiative, in the form of learnerships, will benefit both… more
  • Transforming the Tyre Industry at all Levels
    Oct 08, 2021 Buzz

    Transforming the Tyre Industry at all Levels

    Women leaders at Bridgestone sit at the board table and make their voices heard A vital key to transforming the tyre industry is not just about making cosmetic changes at the top but turning a traditionally male-dominated space into a welcoming… more
  • Business insolvencies in South Africa rise by 21.5%
    Oct 08, 2021 Covid-19

    Business insolvencies in South Africa rise by 21.5%

    Thanks to massive state intervention, global insolvencies decreased in 2020 (-12%) and will continue to do so in 2021 (-6%). Euler Hermes expects global insolvencies to rise by +15% in 2022, but still at a low level (-4% compared to pre-crisis… more
  • The Durban Automotive Cluster Invitation Reminder: Our 2022 Training Programme
    Oct 08, 2021 Buzz

    The Durban Automotive Cluster Invitation Reminder: Our 2022 Training Programme

    Your membership fee covers Team Leader and Emerging Leadership training programmes for your workers. In our upcoming working group you will find out: What previous learners thought of the programme and how their learnings are being incorporated… more
  • Pepper & Caldarelli's Lamborghini GT3 secures a dominant title
    Oct 08, 2021 Motorsport

    Pepper & Caldarelli's Lamborghini GT3 secures a dominant title

    South African GT3 racing star Jordan Pepper and his Italian co-driver Andrea Caldarelli clinched the 2021 Fanatec GT World Challenge America championship in their K-Pax Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo at the Sebring International Raceway in… more
  • Dunlop livestream reading boosts literacy drive
    Oct 06, 2021 Buzz

    Dunlop livestream reading boosts literacy drive

    As International Literacy Day, 8 September, and South Africa’s National Book Week from 6 to 12 September concluded, Dunlop, the iconic tyre brand had much to celebrate. Dunlop shared the joy of reading with South African families in partnership… more
  • Automotive leaders to converge in South Africa with trade and industrialisation agenda
    Oct 06, 2021 Buzz

    Automotive leaders to converge in South Africa with trade and industrialisation agenda

    Africa’s automotive policy and industry decision-makers will meet in Durban in November for the in-person Intra African Trade Fair (IATF) that is benefitting from relaxed lock-down restrictions applied in South Africa due to the low COVID 19… more
  • Dunlop wins six Supersonic New Generation Awards
    Oct 06, 2021 Buzz

    Dunlop wins six Supersonic New Generation Awards

    The world’s most iconic tyre brand, Dunlop Tyres SA, scooped an impressive six awards at the recent Supersonic New Generation Awards, five of which were for its innovative Dunlop Grandtrek Uncharted campaign, conceptualised by FCB Durban. The… more
  • 2021 survey uncovers key insights into SA’s perception of EVs
    Oct 06, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    2021 survey uncovers key insights into SA’s perception of EVs

    With the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) fast increasing in leading markets across the world, it’s worth exploring how South Africans feel about battery-powered cars. Handily, an updated study conducted annually has done exactly that,… more
  • How to become an inspirational leader in a world of hybrid working
    Oct 06, 2021 Buzz

    How to become an inspirational leader in a world of hybrid working

    When some people are working remotely, it’s more important than ever for leaders to the develop qualities, values and behaviours that help them unite teams and boost performance. When teams are working remotely – either full-time or part-time –… more
  • Drive smart, drive LPG
    Oct 06, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Drive smart, drive LPG

    What if LPG was synonymous with being the automotive Perfect Gas ? It must be said that it is a fuel that features many often unknown qualities: it is environmentally friendly, affordable, and safe. It makes sense given the rise in fuel prices… more
  • EVP (Employer Value Proposition) – the new reason to get up for work in the morning
    Oct 06, 2021 Buzz

    EVP (Employer Value Proposition) – the new reason to get up for work in the morning

    Becoming a future-fit employer in a Pandemic COVID-19 has been a catalyst for change in the way people work globally, but what do these changes mean in terms of employers adjusting their approaches to retaining and recruiting talent? Sibongile… more
  • TWIMS Telegraph October Edition
    Oct 06, 2021 Buzz

    TWIMS Telegraph October Edition

    MBA Graduation In 2019 our very first class of MBA students arrived on campus for the inaugural GIBS MBA with a manufacturing focus. While their journey has not been as originally envisioned (thanks to a global pandemic) each of our students… more
  • Twingo Urban Night: a new limited edition for the knights of the cities
    Oct 06, 2021 Motoring

    Twingo Urban Night: a new limited edition for the knights of the cities

    Renault reveals a new limited edition of the Super City Car: Twingo Urban Night. This new version offers a radical look and is available on either Twingo E-TECH Electric and on the combustion engine models. Based on the INTENS finish, Twingo… more
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio amongst most affordable cars to own
    Oct 05, 2021 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo Stelvio amongst most affordable cars to own

    Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the most cost-effective Executive SUV to own in South Africa Inaugural AA Spare Parts Pricing Guide provides authoritative independent view of cost-of-ownership Recently updated Alfa Romeo Stelvio is available in Super and… more
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre now offers a wheel repair service at all of its stores
    Oct 05, 2021 Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre now offers a wheel repair service at all of its stores

    Customers can have damaged wheels repaired at all Tiger Wheel & Tyre stores nationwide. The company offers this service either through its new Xpress Wheel Straightening Centres or by sending the damaged alloy wheels to Wheel Collision. Tiger… more
  • A Victory with regards to the withdrawal of the rules to the COIDA Amendment Bill
    Oct 05, 2021 Buzz

    A Victory with regards to the withdrawal of the rules to the COIDA Amendment Bill

    After the publication of the controversial and contradictory rules to the Compensation for Injury on Duty Act (COIDA) Amendment Bill, on 10 September 2021, NEASA acted immediately to challenge the implementation of these rules. An open letter… more
  • VWSA offers support to 10 non-profit organisations in Nelson Mandela Bay
    Oct 05, 2021 Buzz

    VWSA offers support to 10 non-profit organisations in Nelson Mandela Bay

    VW Community Trust pledges R1,2 million to support local NPOs for the next 12 months Support will assist with community and youth upliftment projects In line with its priorities of youth and community development, Volkswagen Group South Africa… more
  • FAW Trucks receives silver award in latest NADA DSI survey
    Oct 05, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    FAW Trucks receives silver award in latest NADA DSI survey

    Another cause for celebration for FAW Trucks in 2021 FAW showing consistent improvement in annual results Results provide proof of healthy relationship between FAW Trucks and its dealer network In what has proven to be a record-setting year… more
  • Ford Emerges as Leading Brand in 2021 AA Spare Parts Pricing Guide
    Oct 05, 2021 Buzz

    Ford Emerges as Leading Brand in 2021 AA Spare Parts Pricing Guide

    Ford scores multiple class-topping results in 2021 AA Spare Parts Pricing Guide: Ranger 2.0 Single Turbo XLT FX4 Double Cab: Lowest total parts basket as percentage of purchase price across entire 2021 AA Spare Parts Pricing Guide survey (13.64… more
  • New month, new lockdown level
    Oct 05, 2021 Buzz

    New month, new lockdown level

    MasterDrive is ready to welcome in a new month and a new level. Adjusted level one lockdown is synonymous with other benefits for South Africans from a lowering infection rate to more freedom for businesses and in one’s personal life. The CEO… more
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre manager’s sale – now on!
    Oct 05, 2021 Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre manager’s sale – now on!

    BIG BRANDS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES South Africa’s favourite automotive fitment centre, Tiger Wheel & Tyre have just launched their latest national retail campaign that has the brand offering premium products at discounted prices. The much-awaited… more
  • Giulia GTA sold out: a story of authentic passion
    Oct 05, 2021 Motoring

    Giulia GTA sold out: a story of authentic passion

    All the exclusive units forming part the GTA project have now found homes with 500 car enthusiasts The Alfa Romeo performance icon – the most powerful car ever produced by the brand – completes its journey to become a collector’s car A project… more
  • MEIBC: 2021 Negotiations: Industrial Action Strike Impact Survey
    Oct 05, 2021 Buzz

    MEIBC: 2021 Negotiations: Industrial Action Strike Impact Survey

    The strike in the Metal and Engineering Sector is set to commence tomorrow morning, Tuesday, 5 October 2021. To enable NEASA to determine the severity of the strike and the impact thereof on members, we request employers in the Sector to… more
  • SEMA debuts new web series for annual Launch Pad competition
    Oct 05, 2021 Buzz

    SEMA debuts new web series for annual Launch Pad competition

    15 entrepreneurs will compete for prizes valued at over $100,000 by pitching their business to a panel of industry celebrity judges; finale will be filmed at the SEMA Show and will air on History Channel The Specialty Equipment Market… more
  • Michael Dehn new Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt South Africa
    Oct 05, 2021 Buzz

    Michael Dehn new Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt South Africa

    Michael Dehn is the new Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt South Africa. He starts on October 1 this year and succeeds Joshua Low, who has elected to resign from the company. “In Michael Dehn, we have found an excellent expert from our own… more
  • Cummins appoints new dealers in the Southern Africa region
    Oct 05, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Cummins appoints new dealers in the Southern Africa region

    Regional distribution network in Southern Africa boosted from six to 12 as Cummins continues to expand its Dealer network model Consistent with its strategic vision of innovating for customers to power their success, Cummins is constantly… more
  • October Skills Training Program
    Oct 05, 2021 Buzz

    October Skills Training Program

    NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: occupational health and safety - R1 050.00 excl. VAT firefighting - R860.00 excl. VAT first aid - R1 100.00 excl. VAT HIV/AIDS awareness - R700.00… more
  • TRIB and DK Enterprises Produce New Video Promoting Benefits of Retreading
    Oct 05, 2021 Buzz

    TRIB and DK Enterprises Produce New Video Promoting Benefits of Retreading

    As part of the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) Retread Tire Services Contract (DRR19084), DK Enterprises, Contractor, and the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) have partnered to produce a… more
  • Qualcomm and SSW Partners Reach Definitive Agreement to Acquire Veoneer
    Oct 05, 2021 Buzz

    Qualcomm and SSW Partners Reach Definitive Agreement to Acquire Veoneer

    All-cash transaction at $37.00 per share provides superior value to Veoneer shareholders Acquisition agreement structure positions all of Veoneer’s businesses for success Augments Qualcomm’s ability to create an open and competitive ADAS… more
  • Volta Trucks expands UK Research and Development capabilities amid ambitious recruitment drive
    Oct 05, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Volta Trucks expands UK Research and Development capabilities amid ambitious recruitment…

    Volta Trucks expands its UK-based engineering capabilities to support the development of forthcoming vehicle programs. Company launches an ambitious recruitment drive, scaling to over 280 employees by year-end. Volta Trucks, a leading and… more
  • Hyundai grabs two podium positions in Rally Finland
    Oct 05, 2021 Motorsport

    Hyundai grabs two podium positions in Rally Finland

    Hyundai Motorsport has taken a double podium result in Rally Finland, the tenth round of the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), with Ott Tänak and Craig Breen completing the high-speed gravel event in second and third respectively. The… more
  • SAPICS Young Professionals and Student Conference | Register Now!  | 08-09 October 2021
    Oct 05, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    SAPICS Young Professionals and Student Conference | Register Now! | 08-09 October 2021

    SAPICS is inviting you to attend a day and a half online at a conference specifically aimed at Young Professionals and Students who are 25 and under. The conference will be held virtually, on the 8th and 9th October 2021…….FOR FREE! SAPICS is… more
  • Toyota seals the 2021 penultimate Quarter with 86, 259 sales year-to-date
    Oct 05, 2021 Buzz

    Toyota seals the 2021 penultimate Quarter with 86, 259 sales year-to-date

    Passenger Vehicle Sales Year to Date (YTD): 40 661 Light Commercial Vehicle Sales YTD: 43 413 Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) marked the end of the third quarter with a total of 86, 259 vehicles sold since the beginning of the year. This is… more
  • Imperial bolsters regulatory capability in healthcare with strategic investment in Vicore Health
    Oct 05, 2021 Buzz

    Imperial bolsters regulatory capability in healthcare with strategic investment in Vicore…

    Imperial is pleased to announce that its Market Access Healthcare business has made a strategic investment in Vicore Health, an emerging Mauritian based health product industry service and technology provider that specialises in… more
  • CEO roles for TRATON GROUP and Scania are merged, Christian Levin is appointed to lead the group
    Oct 05, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    CEO roles for TRATON GROUP and Scania are merged, Christian Levin is appointed to lead…

    Effective October 1, Christian Levin takes on changed role which merges his current role as President and CEO of Scania with the role as President and CEO of TRATON GROUP. TRATON CEO Matthias Gründler and CFO Christian Schulz will leave the… more
  • Legendary Audi and BMW display adds unique Oktoberfest concours to Bicester Heritage’s October Scramble
    Oct 05, 2021 Buzz

    Legendary Audi and BMW display adds unique Oktoberfest concours to Bicester Heritage’s…

    The ‘Best of the Bavarians’ display highlights include an Audi Sport quattro S1 E2 rally car and RS 2 Avant, facing off against BMW’s 328 and 3.0CSL ‘Batmobile’ Visitors can share their favourite Bavarian from the display on social media, using… more
  • 2021 Rotax SA National karting season comes to a sensational climax
    Oct 05, 2021 Motorsport

    2021 Rotax SA National karting season comes to a sensational climax

    Rotax Max Challenge karting crowned its South African and African Open champions in spectacular style at the Zwartkops International Kart Raceway over the weekend past. A record entry of more than 100 karts and an electric atmosphere at the… more
  • Majority of OEM Approval programmes now finally open to qualifying applicants motor body repair sector
    Oct 05, 2021 Buzz

    Majority of OEM Approval programmes now finally open to qualifying applicants motor body…

    At the end of 2019, Richard Green, national director of the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), was lobbying hard for the inclusion of qualifying… more
  • Hybrid working - 21st Century unpacks the new norm
    Oct 05, 2021 Buzz

    Hybrid working - 21st Century unpacks the new norm

    21st Century, a specialist Remuneration and Human Capital consultancy, is “taking the hybrid bull by the horns” and stepping up to help other organisations formalise their hybrid working models. Is hybrid working the way forward, even beyond… more
  • Foxconn EV production plan back in motion with Lordstown Motors’ Ohio plant acquisition, says GlobalData
    Oct 05, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Foxconn EV production plan back in motion with Lordstown Motors’ Ohio plant acquisition,…

    Following the news that Taiwanese iPhone maker Foxconn acquires Lordstown Motors’ Ohio electric vehicle (EV) factory for $230m; Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers… more
  • Data quality as a success factor at TMD Friction
    Oct 04, 2021 Buzz

    Data quality as a success factor at TMD Friction

    Dealing with globalisation, digitisation and increasing customer expectations For TMD Friction, the global leader in brake pad technology, data quality is of strategic importance. For over ten years, a specialised data team has been… more
  • NADA Comment: South Africa’s retail motor dealers fare better than expected in September
    Oct 04, 2021 Buzz

    NADA Comment: South Africa’s retail motor dealers fare better than expected in September

    “South Africa’s retail motor dealers fared better than expected in September with the overall new vehicle market of 43 130 units being a welcome 15.8% higher than the 37 237 units sold in the same month a year previously. With these sorts of… more
  • Localisation master plans will hobble economic growth
    Oct 04, 2021 Buzz

    Localisation master plans will hobble economic growth

    While increased industrialisation and manufacturing can spur economic growth and create jobs, the Free Market Foundation (FMF) maintains that enforced localisation master plans will only drive away the investment required for more manufacturing… more
  • Mega Victory for Ford Castrol Cross Country Team in the Free State
    Oct 04, 2021 Motorsport

    Mega Victory for Ford Castrol Cross Country Team in the Free State

    Lance Woolridge and Elvéne Vonk (334) win round 5 of the SA Cross Country Series at the 4x4 Mega World 400 in Bothaville, Free State, with a sixth-place finish at the preceding round 4, a day earlier Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer (377)… more
  • How can water-dedicated drives reduce pump blockages in wastewater systems?
    Oct 04, 2021 Buzz

    How can water-dedicated drives reduce pump blockages in wastewater systems?

    Pump blockages are a growing problem for wastewater systems, where they cause unreliable operations, increased energy usage and premature failure. To address this challenge, ABB has developed variable speed drives that come with an automated… more
  • Steel Sector Strike: NEASA Issues Notice of Lock-Out.
    Oct 04, 2021 Buzz

    Steel Sector Strike: NEASA Issues Notice of Lock-Out

    The National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA) issued a notice of lock-out against the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA). The notice of lock-out is in response to a notice of intention to commence strike… more
  • E-Mobility India Forum ready to welcome the industry face-to-face on 7th October 2021
    Oct 04, 2021 Buzz

    E-Mobility India Forum ready to welcome the industry face-to-face on 7th October 2021

    Organised by Messe Frankfurt India, E-Mobility India Forum, powered by NGV India Summit, is all set to launch on 7th October 2021 at Le Meridien, New Delhi. Top EV brand leaders and government dignitaries at the panels will share their… more
  • Isuzu partners with the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro in driving tourism in the Bay
    Oct 04, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Isuzu partners with the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro in driving tourism in the Bay

    Isuzu Motors South Africa recently teamed up with the Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism Directorate as its official vehicle partner in efforts to stimulate tourism in the region. The goal of the partnership is to encourage domestic travel to the Bay… more
  • Progress on Phased AARTO National Rollout
    Oct 04, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Progress on Phased AARTO National Rollout

    In July 2021 the phased AARTO National Rollout Programme was announced by the Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) with an indication that it will span from 01 July 2021. In that statement, it was pointed out that the last phase of the… more
  • MEIBC: Industrial Action Notice of Strike and Lock-out Issued
    Oct 04, 2021 Buzz

    MEIBC: Industrial Action Notice of Strike and Lock-out Issued

    The National Union of Metal Workers has issued a notice of intention to commence strike action on 5 October 2021 from 05h00. NEASA has, in response, issued a notice of its intention to lock-out striking employees. Please note that no NEASA… more
  • Neale Hill Appointed President of Africa Region for Ford Motor Company
    Oct 04, 2021 Buzz

    Neale Hill Appointed President of Africa Region for Ford Motor Company

    Ford Motor Company has announced organizational and leadership changes for its International Markets Group (IMG), with Neale Hill appointed president of Ford Motor Company Africa, effective 1 October 2021. Hill will lead the company’s strategic… more
  • Mazda Southern Africa’s 7 Years of Independence
    Oct 04, 2021 Motoring

    Mazda Southern Africa’s 7 Years of Independence

    Mazda Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. is looking back at 7 years as an independent national sales and service company and distributor of Mazda products on the 1st of October 2014. Retail sales kicked off with a Mazda3 1.6 Dynamic 5dr being the very… more
  • COVID-19: Amended Regulations: Adjusted Alert Level One
    Oct 04, 2021 Covid-19

    COVID-19: Amended Regulations: Adjusted Alert Level One

    The President reduced the Covid-19 Alert Level to an adjusted Alert Level One. The President has indicated that the following amended regulations remain applicable:- gatherings are permitted, subject to a maximum of 750 people indoors and 2000… more
  • Eskom finds exceptional talent among young scientists
    Oct 04, 2021 Buzz

    Eskom finds exceptional talent among young scientists

    The Covid-19 pandemic has severely affected South African society and the economy, yet it did not deter the country’s young scientists from producing excellent research results in a nation-wide competition over a wide range of subjects which… more
  • Brazilian Auto Parts Industry Regains Momentum in 2021
    Oct 04, 2021 Buzz

    Brazilian Auto Parts Industry Regains Momentum in 2021

    Recovery of the auto parts industry sets the first half 2021 Aware of the need to interpret the numbers with caution, Sindipeças prepared a report in which it highlights the main points required for a sustainable recovery With a skewed basis of… more
  • Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrates contemporary Bespoke craft
    Oct 04, 2021 Motoring

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrates contemporary Bespoke craft

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars showcases a highly Bespoke hand-painted bonnet at this year’s London Craft Week Remarkable piece of craftsmanship on display at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, London, for duration of London Craft Week Rolls-Royce offers press… more
  • Expected Health and Safety Requirements for 2021 SEMA Show
    Oct 04, 2021 Buzz

    Expected Health and Safety Requirements for 2021 SEMA Show

    Based on current COVID-19 indicators and trends in Clark County, Nevada, 2021 SEMA Show attendees can expect that face masks will be required while indoors during the event taking place November 2–5, in Las Vegas. SEMA Show organizers will… more
  • Science Oscars Winners announced: NSTF-South32 Awards 2020/2021
    Oct 04, 2021 Buzz

    Science Oscars Winners announced: NSTF-South32 Awards 2020/2021

    The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) is proud to announce the 14 winners of the 2020/2021 NSTF-South32 Awards for excellence in science, engineering, technology (SET) and innovation in South Africa. “As the COVID-19 pandemic… more
  • Free Market Foundation renounces Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill as redundant and inaccessible
    Oct 04, 2021 Buzz

    Free Market Foundation renounces Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech…

    Urges government to remove hate speech provisions or align them to the Constitution The Free Market Foundation is concerned about the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill and urges government to reconsider it or, at the… more
  • Two, three-wheelers and buses at forefront of India’s electrification agenda, says GlobalData
    Oct 04, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Two, three-wheelers and buses at forefront of India’s electrification agenda, says…

    Vehicle electrification has become a strategic priority for the stakeholders of the automotive market in India. Therefore, everybody is undergoing the essential ‘upskilling’ phase to be future-ready for electric vehicles (EV). To give an… more
  • naamsa releases September 2021 new vehicle stats
    Oct 04, 2021 Buzz

    naamsa releases September 2021 new vehicle stats

    Reflecting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of September 2021, naamsa| The Automotive Business Council said that the new vehicle market continued its gradual recovery during the month of September but that the knock-on effects… more
  • Lux Research Introduces a Framework to Help Provide a Path to the Decarbonization of Industry
    Oct 01, 2021 Buzz

    Lux Research Introduces a Framework to Help Provide a Path to the Decarbonization of…

    The industrial sector is responsible for 21% of global carbon emissions, more than 9 gigatons of CO2 per year The industrial sector is responsible for 21% of global CO2 emissions, releasing more than 9 gigatons of CO2 per year, driven primarily… more
  • Get fleet tyres prepped for summer
    Oct 01, 2021 Buzz

    Get fleet tyres prepped for summer

    The summer season typically sees more people travelling on our roads for personal and commercial reasons, including bumper activity prior to and during the holiday season. For the transporter managing a trucking fleet, higher road and ambient… more
  • MILITEM FERŌX-T: The New Sport Utility Truck
    Oct 01, 2021 Motoring

    MILITEM FERŌX-T: The New Sport Utility Truck

    The FERŌX range extended with a new 4WD premium-luxury model that embodies all the qualities of SUV and pick-ups MILITEM FERŌX-T represents the maximum evolution of the pick-up as we know it. It also reinvents the current concept of the SUV,… more
  • Chery Power signals new era for powerful engines
    Oct 01, 2021 Buzz

    Chery Power signals new era for powerful engines

    Chery recently unveiled their new phase of technological development under the title “Chery Power” at the 2021 Chengdu International Auto Show in China. Going forward, Chery Power will denote the company’s core focus on technological… more
  • The Ctrack Freight Transport Index and an international view
    Oct 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The Ctrack Freight Transport Index and an international view

    Supply chain disruptions cause massive swings and backlogs in international trade. Unbeknown to most is the fact that the world’s busiest shipping trade route is no longer across the Atlantic but rather between China and the West Coast of the… more
  • The Automotive Show and Automotive Forum at IATF 2021
    Oct 01, 2021 Buzz

    The Automotive Show and Automotive Forum at IATF 2021

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  • Keep it in the family: The benefits of maintaining your car at a franchise dealer
    Oct 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Keep it in the family: The benefits of maintaining your car at a franchise dealer

    After more than three years in the works, and incorporating input from a variety of industry stakeholders including recommendations from the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA), the final Guidelines for Competition in the South… more
  • FOTA: updates are in the air
    Oct 01, 2021 Buzz

    FOTA: updates are in the air

    Cars are becoming increasingly sophisticated, interactive, and connected, and they can now receive remote updates. Revolutionary technology that champions Renault’s aspiration to become increasingly tech-specific within the automotives… more
  • Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2021 is held this year as an exclusive Special Edition
    Oct 01, 2021 Motoring

    Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2021 is held this year as an exclusive Special Edition

    From 1st to 3rd October 2021, BMW Group Classic and the Grand Hotel Villa d´Este present impressive technical and aesthetic automobile concepts from eight decades in eight classes Jeff Koons will also be present as the artist for the edition of… more
  • 70 years of ULTRASIL® precipitated silica from Evonik – Pioneering work that impacts the future
    Oct 01, 2021 Buzz

    70 years of ULTRASIL® precipitated silica from Evonik – Pioneering work that impacts the…

    Invented in 1951, precipitated silica has become an indispensable additive in the tire and rubber industry ULTRASIL® VN 3 active filler has enabled the development of modern high-performance tires Evonik has expanded production capacity for… more
  • Germany commits €100 million to SEFA to unlock private investment in renewable energy
    Oct 01, 2021 Buzz

    Germany commits €100 million to SEFA to unlock private investment in renewable energy

    The German government will contribute €100 million to the African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), affirming its commitment to efforts to tap Africa’s renewable energy potential and drive its transition to clean… more
  • Mahindra inaugurates first Certified Pre-owned Dealers
    Oct 01, 2021 Buzz

    Mahindra inaugurates first Certified Pre-owned Dealers

    Programme designed to offer quality and value to used vehicle buyers Mechanical warranty and service plan added to each certified pre-owned Mahindra Selected dealers to introduce Certified Pre-owned programme in the coming months The innovation… more
  • 4 reasons why contactless payments are taking over the world
    Oct 01, 2021 Buzz

    4 reasons why contactless payments are taking over the world

    For the past 10 years, we’ve been hearing about how new-generation mobile apps, wallets, tap-to-pay, NFC solutions and even the humble QR code are going to spell the end of the magnetic stripe card as a means of payment. And here we are, in… more
  • Toyota Wins the Most Awards in SA Car of the Year Competition
    Oct 01, 2021 Motoring

    Toyota Wins the Most Awards in SA Car of the Year Competition

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is proud to have won three categories in the 2021 South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) Car of the Year competition. In the Budget classification, Starlet came out tops, with the legendary Land… more
  • Expo 2020 Dubai: Mobilize takes you on a carbon-free journey
    Oct 01, 2021 Buzz

    Expo 2020 Dubai: Mobilize takes you on a carbon-free journey

    Mobilize is a partner of the French Pavilion at the Dubai 2020 World Expo. From 1st October 2021, through to 31st March 2022, Mobilize will invite visitors to discover, through an immersive experience, what a more responsible mobility would… more
  • Automotive Sector Megatrends: Connected Cars, Autonomous and Electric Driving, Shared Services
    Oct 01, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Automotive Sector Megatrends: Connected Cars, Autonomous and Electric Driving, Shared…

    Built-in digitalization strategies help organizations overcome tomorrow’s mobility challenges The future of mobility is unthinkable without intensive networking and data-based processes. This was a key insight coming from the world’s largest… more
  • Renault 5 Prototype wins Concept Car Of The Year award
    Oct 01, 2021 Motoring

    Renault 5 Prototype wins Concept Car Of The Year award

    Car Design News elected the concept-car of the year in its 8th annual publication of Car Design Review. Renault 5 Prototype was elected Concept Car of the Year by a jury of design directors from leading automotive brands. Designers praised the… more
  • Hyundai Venue is Car of the Year winner in Compact Category
    Oct 01, 2021 Motoring

    Hyundai Venue is Car of the Year winner in Compact Category

    The Hyundai Venue was announced as winner in the Compact Category of the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists’ 2021 Car of the Year competition during a virtual awards ceremony that was streamed live this week. The Venue, which was… more
  • Renault Morphoz wins Experience Creativ’ Award at Festival International Automobile
    Oct 01, 2021 Motoring

    Renault Morphoz wins Experience Creativ’ Award at Festival International Automobile

    The Festival International Automobile held its 36th Automobile Grand Prize Awards Renault Morphoz concept-car awarded for its creativity Laurens Van Den Acker receives the Creativ’ Experience award for the Morphoz concept-car Renault MORPHOZ is… more
  • Commercial property owners turn to flex-space management agreements
    Oct 01, 2021 Covid-19

    Commercial property owners turn to flex-space management agreements

    Flexible office space accounts for a relatively small proportion of office markets across most major gateway cities, averaging between 2 percent and 8 percent, JLL data shows. But its rise to this level was swift, with an average of 25 percent… more
  • Making the most of your fibre internet connection during the pandemic
    Oct 01, 2021 Covid-19

    Making the most of your fibre internet connection during the pandemic

    Our work and home lives have undergone a radical transformation as South Africa navigates through the pandemic and our radically changed work-learn-entertain-at-home lives. As we pass 18-months of COVID-19, a third wave and potentially a fourth… more
  • Calling all YOUNG Supply Chain Professionals working in Public Health to become a part of the SAPICS/IAPHL South Africa Chapter
    Oct 01, 2021 Buzz

    Calling all YOUNG Supply Chain Professionals working in Public Health to become a part of…

    SAPICS & IAPHL (the International Association for Public Health Logisticians) are working together to grow an active member based Chapter in South Africa. The International Association of Public Health Logisticians was created to promote the… more
  • Be prepared – there are equity changes coming next year
    Oct 01, 2021 Buzz

    Be prepared – there are equity changes coming next year

    As of next year, South African businesses may in for a major paradigm shift – and it will be mandatory – as it has been announced that the Employment Equity Act of 1998 is being amended. The Department of Employment and Labour hopes that the… more
  • StoreDot announces investment partner, Yozma Group, expanding presence in Asia
    Sep 30, 2021 Buzz

    StoreDot announces investment partner, Yozma Group, expanding presence in Asia

    Investment partnership with Yomza Group brings global multi-sector expertise and provides StoreDot with a significant opportunity to engage with key automotive manufacturers in South Korea and across Asia The partnership supports StoreDot’s… more
  • Extraordinary General Meeting 2021 of Daimler AG
    Sep 30, 2021 Buzz

    Extraordinary General Meeting 2021 of Daimler AG

    The Extraordinary General Meeting of Daimler AG will be held as a virtual event due to the covid-19 pandemic. In a step unparalleled in its almost 140-year history, Daimler plans to separate from the Daimler Group the truck and bus business,… more
  • A Prophecy Fulfilled.  A Promise Kept.  A Remarkable Undertaking Underway
    Sep 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    A Prophecy Fulfilled. A Promise Kept. A Remarkable Undertaking Underway

    ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS ANNOUNCES FIRST FULLY ELECTRIC CAR CEO, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, announces Rolls-Royce's first fully electric car Finished product will come to market in Q4 2023 New product named ‘Spectre’ Electric Rolls-Royce fulfils the… more
  • Inaugural AA Spare Parts Pricing Guide released
    Sep 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Inaugural AA Spare Parts Pricing Guide released

    The inaugural AA Spare Parts Pricing Guide has arrived and includes parts pricing over eleven categories of vehicles, including electric vehicles. The Guide, wholly researched and published for the first time by the Automobile Association (AA)… more
  • Trained and certified truck drivers create safer roads
    Sep 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Trained and certified truck drivers create safer roads

    As many as 9,969 South Africans lost their lives on South Africa’s roads in 2020, according to latest Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) figures, translating to an alarming average of over 27 road-related deaths every day. As traffic… more
  • The legendary quattro and five-cylinder engine
    Sep 30, 2021 Motoring

    The legendary quattro and five-cylinder engine

    quattro and the five-cylinder engine are legends with a great history, but are also defining trailblazers for the future of the automobile. As an integral part of Audi’s “Vorsprung durch Technik” DNA, the drive system and engine have not lost… more
  • Towards a cashless future
    Sep 30, 2021 Buzz

    Towards a cashless future

    New digital payment trends are ushering in the dawn of a cashless future – and a more inclusive financial landscape. South African e-commerce saw unprecedented advancement last year, outpacing all estimates with a growth spurt of 66%, according… more
  • INEOS outlines its plans for selling and servicing the Grenadier worldwide
    Sep 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    INEOS outlines its plans for selling and servicing the Grenadier worldwide

    INEOS targeting 200 outlets globally for start of sales in July 2022 Physical coverage complemented by comprehensive online platform to give customers choice in their preferred buying and ownership experience Partners will include established… more
  • Informal Workshop Webinar: Initiator Training
    Sep 30, 2021 Buzz

    Informal Workshop Webinar: Initiator Training

    NEASA will be conducting an informal workshop webinar to ensure that business owners, managers, HR- and IR managers are adequately trained to initiate disciplinary hearings successfully. OBJECTIVES The objectives include providing delegates… more
  • TWIMS: Sustainable Finance
    Sep 30, 2021 Buzz

    TWIMS: Sustainable Finance

    The green revolution is here. Across industries, countries and continents consumers are demanding more sustainable products and governments are legislating against unsustainable production. These disruptive forces will have a dramatic effect on… more
  • Virtual Exhibition vs. Physical Exhibition - What are the Benefits?
    Sep 30, 2021 Buzz

    Virtual Exhibition vs. Physical Exhibition - What are the Benefits?

    There is much talk about the benefits of physical exhibitions and of course, we cannot compete with the power of the human touch! However, there are numerous benefits to exhibiting virtually that many companies don’t know about and can… more
  • Africa Climate Week: African Development Bank stands ready to deploy its resources to save people and the planet
    Sep 30, 2021 Buzz

    Africa Climate Week: African Development Bank stands ready to deploy its resources to…

    Calls to action sounded loud and clear from leading voices from across the region as Africa Climate Week 2021 kicked off. The event, hosted by the government of Uganda, is expected to drive urgent critical discussion ahead of the COP26 climate… more
  • Honda Quest 2021: Semi-Finalist Announcement
    Sep 29, 2021 Buzz

    Honda Quest 2021: Semi-Finalist Announcement

    And so it begins. The online call to entry for Honda Quest 2021 has officially closed. Hundreds of entries were received from all over the country and were of a very high standard. The panel of selectors from Specialised Adventures were then… more
  • Q&A on political violence
    Sep 29, 2021 Buzz

    Q&A on political violence

    Businesses in South Africa experienced major losses in July from physical damage, business interruption, and loss of revenue, looting, vandalism caused by civil commotion, protests and riots which resulted in about $3.4 billion in lost output… more
  • Insurance for seniors: match your premium to your life stage
    Sep 29, 2021 Buzz

    Insurance for seniors: match your premium to your life stage

    They say that the one constant in life is change, and this is certainly true for anyone entering their senior years. Suddenly you may find yourself working less, enjoying your hard-earned money more and spending your time on more relaxing… more
  • Safeguarding your Business and Mitigating Risk in times of Disruption 6 October 2021|14:00
    Sep 29, 2021 Buzz

    Safeguarding your Business and Mitigating Risk in times of Disruption 6 October 2021|14:00

    Automechanika Johannesburg is proud to announce its involvement in the internationally renowned‚ 'Let’s Talk Business‘ which is in association with ABSA. The webinar series is locally focused on industry-related topics, aimed at facilitating… more
  • Kayaking challenge in Lapland, a Duster adventure
    Sep 29, 2021 Buzz

    Kayaking challenge in Lapland, a Duster adventure

    This summer, a team of six extreme kayakers set themselves quite a challenge: journey into the stunning wilderness of Lapland to venture up hitherto unexplored rivers. An expedition like no other, 11 days north of the Arctic Circle cut off from… more
  • Car shopping: Why it’s important to know who you’re buying from
    Sep 29, 2021 Buzz

    Car shopping: Why it’s important to know who you’re buying from

    While online shopping has certainly grown in popularity in recent times, car shoppers should proceed with caution. When browsing used car websites, or aggregator sites as they are known, shoppers are shown vehicles from a variety of sources.… more
  • SA’s Top Three Sim-Racers Ready to Prove Themselves in Team Fordzilla Nations Cup
    Sep 29, 2021 Motorsport

    SA’s Top Three Sim-Racers Ready to Prove Themselves in Team Fordzilla Nations Cup

    Over 160 South African sim-racers registered for the Team Fordzilla Nations Cup The South African team will now race against Team Fordzilla sim-racers from all over Europe on 6 November The event will be livestreamed on the Ford South Africa… more
  • Transforming law enforcement with connectivity – a free eGuide
    Sep 29, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Transforming law enforcement with connectivity – a free eGuide

    Software pioneer VNC Automotive outlines how connectivity has an important role to play in law enforcement and emergency services Free eGuide discusses how services across the globe can learn from each other; developing opportunities in… more
  • Automechanika Johannesburg offers a new digital format for the international audience with a focus on industry and trade
    Sep 29, 2021 Buzz

    Automechanika Johannesburg offers a new digital format for the international audience…

    Automechanika Johannesburg offers a new digital format for the international audience with a focus on industry and trade. Under the motto 'Let's talk Business', this includes a series of panel discussions on current topics presented by key… more
  • Going back to our roots – our heritage with money
    Sep 28, 2021 Buzz

    Going back to our roots – our heritage with money

    It is not too late to teach an old dog new financial tricks! It is true, most of our money habits have been learned from our elders - those who came before us and were the breadwinners at home. If you grew up in a home where drawing up a budget… more
  • South African Brands Dominate Ranking of Africa’s Most Valuable
    Sep 28, 2021 Buzz

    South African Brands Dominate Ranking of Africa’s Most Valuable

    South Africa dominates Brand Finance Africa 150 2021 ranking with 81 brands featuring which account for 73% of total brand value. Nigeria, with 17 brands, and Morocco with 10, are next best represented nations in ranking Total brand value of… more
  • Opinion Piece: People are a business’ greatest asset – investing in them is essential for growth
    Sep 28, 2021 Buzz

    Opinion Piece: People are a business’ greatest asset – investing in them is essential for…

    By Daniel Orelowitz, Managing Director of Training Force, a company within the Workforce Training and Consulting Cluster, part of Workforce Holdings Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) was meant to address the inequalities of the… more
  • SA Taxi is handing taxipreneurs keys to minibus taxis
    Sep 28, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    SA Taxi is handing taxipreneurs keys to minibus taxis

    Committed to strengthening its relations and collaboration with other stakeholders in the taxi industry, SA Taxi is handing Taxipreneurs keys to minibus taxis in efforts to aid their businesses. SA Taxi took a decision to start giving its… more
  • Get your workspace post-Covid ready
    Sep 28, 2021 Covid-19

    Get your workspace post-Covid ready

    How to create a healthy, people-centric workspace in 10 steps As we move into a new era, and people slowly return to the office, organisations are questioning traditional ideas on how work should be done, the role of the office and what the… more
  • Mitsubishi celebrates Heritage Month with a proud South African history of its own
    Sep 28, 2021 Buzz

    Mitsubishi celebrates Heritage Month with a proud South African history of its own

    Mitsubishi’s local history stretches well over half a decade Bakkies and SUVs have been mainstays of the brand since the very beginning As part of the Motus Group the brand continues to go from strength to strength In September every year South… more
  • Cape Town duo wins R1 million in business pitching competition
    Sep 28, 2021 Buzz

    Cape Town duo wins R1 million in business pitching competition

    Capetonians Pieter du Plessis and Viljoen de Kock, from GUDGU, manufacturers of sugar-free cordials have won big in South African’s biggest online pitching competition, winning R1 million in prizes – a sweet boost for their business. The GUDGU… more
  • DIY auto repair products for Transport Month
    Sep 28, 2021 Buzz

    DIY auto repair products for Transport Month

    With Transport Month coming up in October, Pratley is showcasing its range of versatile and cost-effective DIY adhesive products for the automotive sector. These products are ideal for various quick, on-the-spot automotive repairs, especially… more
  • Rolls-Royce and electric power: a prophecy, a promise and an undertaking
    Sep 28, 2021 Buzz

    Rolls-Royce and electric power: a prophecy, a promise and an undertaking

    Rolls-Royce reflects on heritage of electric power ahead of historic announcement Extraordinary prophecy of founding father, Charles Rolls, revealed Rolls championed electric cars in 1900, deeming Columbia model best of its type Royce, one of… more
  • Fourie stamps his authority on Volkswagen Polo Cup while the battle between Mogotsi and Liebenberg continues in the GTC SupaCup
    Sep 28, 2021 Motorsport

    Fourie stamps his authority on Volkswagen Polo Cup while the battle between Mogotsi and…

    Red Star Raceway provided tough challenge for all drivers in both the Volkswagen Polo Cup and GTC SupaCup Huge points haul for Leyton Fourie who scored a full house at the front of the Volkswagen Polo Cup field SupaCup title rivals Jonathan… more
  • Rugged Pik Up Karoo Dusk launched for the select few
    Sep 28, 2021 Motoring

    Rugged Pik Up Karoo Dusk launched for the select few

    Extremely limited numbers of special Pik Up model Unique off-road suspension developed for Karoo Dusk Priced at R549 999 Inspired by the beautiful vistas of the Karoo and requested by ardent Pik Up fans, Mahindra is launching a very special… more
  • Truck driver shortage a growing risk to supply chains
    Sep 28, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Truck driver shortage a growing risk to supply chains

    The transportation of goods and products is integral to the functioning of South Africa’s economy. As demonstrated during July’s unrest, any pause in the movement of essential goods from suppliers could lead to calamitous shortages of vital… more
  • Leading brands at Automechanika Shanghai 2021 hint at opportunities along the value chain
    Sep 28, 2021 Automechanika

    Leading brands at Automechanika Shanghai 2021 hint at opportunities along the value chain

    Consumer behaviour and growing environmentally-conscious practices are steering industrial changes across the global auto market. Amongst others, these active trends are propelling new energy vehicle and green repair markets forward, as well as… more
  • Peugeot 2008 SUV is SA Car of the Year
    Sep 28, 2021 Motoring

    Peugeot 2008 SUV is SA Car of the Year

    The Peugeot 2008 SUV is the 2021 South African Car of the Year, beating out 23 finalists in the prestigious competition. The announcement was made by the South Africa Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ) this morning. The dynamic and… more
  • Chery to accelerate all propulsion technologies in the next 3 decades
    Sep 28, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Chery to accelerate all propulsion technologies in the next 3 decades

    Chery believes the future is electric. And petrol and diesel powered. And driven by fuel-cell vehicles. And made for hybrids. China’s largest exporter of vehicles, with an international client base of close to 10 million owners, recently… more
  • Lighthouses boost sustainability with Fourth Industrial Revolution transformation
    Sep 28, 2021 Buzz

    Lighthouses boost sustainability with Fourth Industrial Revolution transformation

    Lighthouses are unlocking new levels of sustainability and efficiency after deploying technologies like artificial intelligence and industrial internet of things World Economic Forum announces almost 100 of these advanced manufacturing sites… more
  • What to study next and why varsity isn’t your only option
    Sep 28, 2021 Buzz

    What to study next and why varsity isn’t your only option

    Earlier this month, the Department of Basic Education released the official Matric Final Exam Timetable, outlining the final stretch for thousands of Matric learners in our country. As these learners gear up to start writing their final exams… more
  • 2021 South African Car of the Year Winners Announced
    Sep 28, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    2021 South African Car of the Year Winners Announced

    The South African Car of the Year trophy, awarded since 1986, is the country’s most highly respected and sought-after motoring accolade. While the competition has evolved over the years (categories were introduced recently), one thing has… more
  • Business mobility is essential to the hybrid work model
    Sep 28, 2021 Buzz

    Business mobility is essential to the hybrid work model

    It was not that long ago when a new employee would be issued a traditional laptop and spend their first day in the office getting setup on the device. That first day was also set aside for issuing a traditional Photo ID card with a lanyard,… more
  • Reviving an exceptional Series 1 E-Type
    Sep 28, 2021 Motoring

    Reviving an exceptional Series 1 E-Type

    E-Type UK fully restores iconic Series 1 FHC Jaguar E-type back to original factory specification Meticulous refurbishment involves complete metalwork refabrication Body shell hand-painted and polished to rare 1960s factory colour Drivetrain… more
  • SAPICS Young Professionals and Student Conference | Don't Miss Out! | 08-09 October 2021
    Sep 28, 2021 Buzz

    SAPICS Young Professionals and Student Conference | Don't Miss Out! | 08-09 October 2021

    SAPICS is inviting you to attend a day and a half online at a conference specifically aimed at Young Professionals and Students who are 25 and under. The conference will be held virtually, on the 8th and 9th October 2021…….FOR FREE! The SAPICS… more
  • First 2021 titles sealed as Toyotas win on three continents
    Sep 28, 2021 Motorsport

    First 2021 titles sealed as Toyotas win on three continents

    Toyota Gazoo Race Week 40 celebrates 2021’s first motorsport champions being crowned on a superb weekend for tin-top racing Toyota around the world. Toyotas won in NASCAR, South African Global and British Touring Cars. Andrew Rackstraw, Bradley… more
  • Local Content Business Seminar 2021
    Sep 28, 2021 Buzz

    Local Content Business Seminar 2021

    SAVE THE DATE 13 OCTOBER 2021! Join us at our virtual Local Content Business Seminar! Find out how your business will benefit from the SABS Local Content Verification Scheme and how the LCV Scheme builds towards a more sustainable and… more
  • 100 days to go until the Dakar Rally: A race against time for Audi Sport
    Sep 27, 2021 Motorsport

    100 days to go until the Dakar Rally: A race against time for Audi Sport

    Assembly of the rally cars has begun Audi RS Q e-tron with complex powertrain concept Four kilometers of cables, two central control units and six cooling systems In about 100 days from now, the 44th edition of the famous Dakar Rally will kick… more
  • Aston Martin records first overall victory on the Nurburging Nordschleife
    Sep 27, 2021 Motorsport

    Aston Martin records first overall victory on the Nurburging Nordschleife

    Aston Martin Vantage GT3 wins on Nurburgring Langstrecken Serie return Vantage confirms its Nürburgring potential with brilliant win Aston Martin becomes first British manufacturer to win an endurance event on the Nordschleife Nicki Thiim and… more
  • Nihonseiki Company deploys GE Additive laser technology to reimagine its business and the die casting industry
    Sep 27, 2021 Buzz

    Nihonseiki Company deploys GE Additive laser technology to reimagine its business and the…

    Additive manufacturing helps transform a leading century-old automotive sector manufacturer Nihonseiki Co Limited, part of GMC Holdings Group, is a well-established die cast molds manufacturer with a 100-year history designing, manufacturing,… more
  • Driven by success of world first e-mobility start-up Influence brings agencies closer together to drive future growth
    Sep 27, 2021 Buzz

    Driven by success of world first e-mobility start-up Influence brings agencies closer…

    CHAS HALLETT APPOINTED NEW COO Following launch success of Influence emobility start-up, Influence brings its new agency closer together with its core agency Influence Associates This new approach to share resource, experience and expertise… more
  • Three races – three different winners - who will be victorious at the 4X4 Mega World 400?
    Sep 27, 2021 Motorsport

    Three races – three different winners - who will be victorious at the 4X4 Mega World 400?

    After a break of just over three months, the 2021 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) will continue again on October 1 and 2, with rounds four and five of the championship, the 4x4 Mega World 400 at Nampo Park outside Bothaville… more
  • The Automotive Show and Automotive Forum at IATF 2021
    Sep 27, 2021 Buzz

    The Automotive Show and Automotive Forum at IATF 2021

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  • Financing Options Key to Africa’s Transition to Sustainable Energy
    Sep 27, 2021 Buzz

    Financing Options Key to Africa’s Transition to Sustainable Energy

    Africa’s developing nations need investment in renewable energy solutions to fight climate change But, emissions reduction strategies must be balanced with vital needs for economic growth and stability Many cases will require financing for low… more
  • NAACAM announces MBA scholarship in remembrance of Dr Johan van Zyl
    Sep 27, 2021 Buzz

    NAACAM announces MBA scholarship in remembrance of Dr Johan van Zyl

    The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) has announced it will provide a full scholarship for the manufacturing-focused GIBS MBA at TWIMS for its intake in 2022. The one-off scholarship will be awarded… more
  • Affordable, go-anywhere medical support a reality with Mahindra Pik Up Ambulance
    Sep 27, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Affordable, go-anywhere medical support a reality with Mahindra Pik Up Ambulance

    Locally developed Ambulance complies with all regulatory requirements Comprehensive list of customisation options available under warranty Ambulance available nationally from R607 999 Mahindra has combined the expertise of its engineers, its… more
  • Alpine: when the A480 talks to the engineers
    Sep 27, 2021 Motorsport

    Alpine: when the A480 talks to the engineers

    When the Alpine A480 is on the track contesting a round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, it is out of the engineers’ sight, especially at Le Mans where the circuit exceeds 13 kilometres in length. Yet nothing of the car’s performance… more
  • It takes two
    Sep 27, 2021 Buzz

    It takes two

    As vehicles become more advanced, so do the safety features. Many drivers may not know that most safety features do not work if used incorrectly or without other safety features. Drivers must fully understand how their vehicle’s technology… more
  • 50 Firms Collaborate to Champion Next Gen Careers in Industry
    Sep 27, 2021 Buzz

    50 Firms Collaborate to Champion Next Gen Careers in Industry

    The World Economic Forum today launches New Generation Industry Leaders – a community of young industrialists to champion careers and accelerate sustainability in manufacturing and production sectors. The New Generation Industry Leaders… more
  • Learn how to tune the Ford Coyote engine!
    Sep 27, 2021 Buzz

    Learn how to tune the Ford Coyote engine!

    Tune Your Mustang with SCT! SCT has partnered with The Tuning School to give you an easy way to learn how to tune Ford Coyote engines. There are two options to choose from that will teach you how to tune using the SCT Advantage III software.… more
  • VW Beetle Firewall Insulation Kit
    Sep 27, 2021 Buzz

    VW Beetle Firewall Insulation Kit

    Keep your Bug nice & cool all year round. Don’t let heat Bug you! Keep your VW Beetle nice and cool with a customized Firewall Heat Protection Kit from Design Engineering, Inc. Custom cut for a direct fit, the three-piece kit is made from DEI’s… more
  •  Lux Research Predicts Lights-Out Manufacturing for Most Tasks Will Be Feasible Starting in the Late 2020s
    Sep 27, 2021 Buzz

    Lux Research Predicts Lights-Out Manufacturing for Most Tasks Will Be Feasible Starting…

    A framework created by Lux analyzes the drivers and barriers for automation of manufacturing tasks and predicts the timeline for reaching complete automation As more tasks become automated across manufacturing, these environments will rely less… more
  • Leaders Urged to Shape Sustainable and Inclusive Future Together at Summit’s Close
    Sep 27, 2021 Buzz

    Leaders Urged to Shape Sustainable and Inclusive Future Together at Summit’s Close

    The fifth Sustainable Development Impact Summit closed with calls to shape a more sustainable and equitable future through public-private cooperation President of the World Economic Forum urged leaders to create partnerships that advance shared… more
  • SAPICS partnership |  Invitation to attend Annual Rail Safety Conference 2021
    Sep 27, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    SAPICS partnership | Invitation to attend Annual Rail Safety Conference 2021

    We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Rail Safety Regulator for the upcoming Annual Rail Safety Conference 2021, which will take place online from 29th September to 1st October. WEBSITE This gathering provides a platform where… more
  • A bakkie for bush-escapes! The new Mahindra Pik Up Game Viewer
    Sep 27, 2021 Motoring

    A bakkie for bush-escapes! The new Mahindra Pik Up Game Viewer

    New Game Viewer carries full factory warranty Mahindra committed to supporting local tourism with entry price of only R407 999 Many customisation options available directly from Mahindra Mahindra South Africa has a reliable, capable and… more
  • Chery trials best-in-class hybrid system
    Sep 27, 2021 Motoring

    Chery trials best-in-class hybrid system

    Chery is bound to disrupt the vehicle industry with its leading, new hybrid propulsion system scheduled for production later this year. Called the Chery DHT Super Hybrid system, it promises to offer class-leading efficiency and power and also a… more
  • Scania Southern Africa: Commercial Operations Reorganization
    Sep 27, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Scania Southern Africa: Commercial Operations Reorganization

    Scania Southern Africa announces it will be integrating several changes to its commercial operation following a global decision to implement a strengthened strategic transformation across the Scania Group’s regional hubs. This builds on… more
  • Open Call for 2022 Champion Racing Oil Sponsorship Submissions
    Sep 27, 2021 Buzz

    Open Call for 2022 Champion Racing Oil Sponsorship Submissions

    Champion Oil, a PLZ Aeroscience Company and a recognized leader in racing and specialty lubricants, has started the process of reviewing 2022 driver and team submissions for “Factory Product Sponsorships, Elite Racing Status, and Champion… more
  • Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost re-enacts triumphant London-Edinburgh run 110 years on
    Sep 27, 2021 Motoring

    Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost re-enacts triumphant London-Edinburgh run 110 years on

    20-Ghost Club re-enacts historic London-Edinburgh Trial of 1911 with the winning Silver Ghost, chassis number 1701 Starting from the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, the two-day run replicated as much of the original route along the Great… more
  • FAW Trucks celebrates its past as it moves forward to a memorable future
    Sep 27, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    FAW Trucks celebrates its past as it moves forward to a memorable future

    Proud history and strong heritage go hand in hand for the FAW brand Core values from 27 years ago continue motivate how business is conducted today Unrelenting commitment to its customers is part of FAW’s heritage around the globe This Heritage… more
  • How hybrid working will boost personal productivity and economic growth
    Sep 27, 2021 Buzz

    How hybrid working will boost personal productivity and economic growth

    We know that Economic growth comes from increased productivity, and the hybrid model gives workers the opportunity to choose when and where they’re likely to be at their most effective. Hybrid working saves money. According to Global Workplace… more
  • With Cirve, Mobilize accelerates the electrification of iberian motorways
    Sep 27, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    With Cirve, Mobilize accelerates the electrification of iberian motorways

    Travelling from Portugal to France in an electric vehicle is now made easier. Mobilize is a partner of the European CIRVE project, which is promoting e-mobility throughout the Iberian Peninsula thanks to the installation of 40 fast charging… more
  • What women think about working in motor body repair
    Sep 27, 2021 Buzz

    What women think about working in motor body repair

    With unemployment levels at an all time high, the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), recently ran a survey for women working in the sector entitled… more
  • Tyres & More - adding more life to your drive
    Sep 27, 2021 Buzz

    Tyres & More - adding more life to your drive

    Get Moving and Spring Back to Life with Fantastic In-Store Deals When it comes to automotive service centres, TYRES & MORE® stands out as the “one stop shop” for all your vehicle safety and fitment requirements. Dotted across the country, the… more
  • Vote now: which is your favourite bonnet?
    Sep 27, 2021 Buzz

    Vote now: which is your favourite bonnet?

    Creative designs, craftsmanship and a lot of heart and soul go into the bonnets that body and paint professionals have refined. The motifs are inspired by the respective host country – Germany, China, England and South Africa. Which bonnet is… more
  • Fuchs Lubricants achieves IATF 16949:2016 Certification
    Sep 23, 2021 Buzz

    Fuchs Lubricants achieves IATF 16949:2016 Certification

    FUCHS Lubricants South Africa has achieived IATF 16949:2016 certification which aims at providing improved quality products to automotive customers worldwide. IATF 16949, specified by The International Automotive Task Force (IATF), defines the… more
  • More Than 2.5 Billion Trees to be Conserved, Restored, and Grown by 2030
    Sep 23, 2021 Buzz

    More Than 2.5 Billion Trees to be Conserved, Restored, and Grown by 2030

    With more than half of our annual global GDP, or $44 trillion, potentially threatened by nature loss, businesses have clear incentives to protect and support the planet Healthy and resilient forests can reduce the effects of climate change, but… more
  • Aiding the switch to safer e-mobility
    Sep 23, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Aiding the switch to safer e-mobility

    It seems the electric revolution is finally here. According to the International Energy Agency, there were more than ten million electric cars on the world's roads already at the end of 2020 – up 43% from 2019. By the end of this decade, the… more
  • The Future of the Automotive Value Chain
    Sep 23, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The Future of the Automotive Value Chain

    Global Supplier Risk Monitor 2021 The last few months have hit some areas of the automotive industry particularly hard. Suppliers not only have to deal with the effects of the COVID 19 crisis; they are also under pressure to keep driving… more
  • TecAlliance and its industry partners take catalogue data quality to a higher level
    Sep 23, 2021 Buzz

    TecAlliance and its industry partners take catalogue data quality to a higher level

    Eleven percent of TecDoc brands have achieved Premier Data Supplier status TecAlliance, the leading data management specialist in the independent automotive parts market, is continuously running a data quality initiative to optimise data… more
  • Toyota Gazoo Racing announces four-car team and all-new Toyota GR DKR Hilux T1+ for Dakar 2022
    Sep 23, 2021 Motorsport

    Toyota Gazoo Racing announces four-car team and all-new Toyota GR DKR Hilux T1+ for Dakar…

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing will be entering a four-crew team in the upcoming Dakar Rally, which is set to take place in Saudi Arabia from January 2nd, 2022. As in 2021, the works team will be spear-headed by Nasser Al-Attiyah and navigator Mathieu… more
  • Volta Trucks partners with Sibros to deliver fully connected vehicle systems to electric commercial vehicle fleets
    Sep 23, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Volta Trucks partners with Sibros to deliver fully connected vehicle systems to electric…

    Sibros connected platform to bring real time vehicle data, geofencing and remote diagnostics to the Volta Zero. Technology supports the ambition of zero downtime and better operational efficiency. Volta Trucks, a leading and disruptive… more
  •  Radical growth only possible if government unshackles the economy
    Sep 23, 2021 Buzz

    Radical growth only possible if government unshackles the economy

    By Chris Hattingh is Deputy Director at the Free Market Foundation. The economic policies that a government chooses to implement have a material, lasting impact on the quality of life of its citizens. Where it is easier to create wealth, start… more
  • What is a digital experience platform and what does it mean for Africa?
    Sep 23, 2021 Buzz

    What is a digital experience platform and what does it mean for Africa?

    Around the globe, companies have come to realise that the things most likely to set them apart from their competitors aren’t product or price, but the experiences they provide to customers. Thanks to the ubiquity of consumer technology, nearly… more
  • Change of Leadership at Mercedes-Benz South Africa
    Sep 23, 2021 Buzz

    Change of Leadership at Mercedes-Benz South Africa

    Andreas Engling will step down as Executive Director of Manufacturing and Chief Executive Officer of MBSA, effective 1 May 2022. Andreas Brand, currently Head of Production and Capacity Planning, will succeed Andreas Engling from 1 May 2022.… more
  • Aston Martin Racing returns to the Nürburgring Nordschleife with Vantage GT3
    Sep 23, 2021 Motorsport

    Aston Martin Racing returns to the Nürburgring Nordschleife with Vantage GT3

    Works Vantage GT3 entered in Nürburgring Endurance Series Round 8 Single entry aims to show potential of the championship-winning car Works drivers Nicki Thiim and Maxime Martin called up for duty Interest in Vantage continues to grow with new… more
  • FAW Trucks’ 8.140FL continues to follow a tried, tested and proven recipe for success
    Sep 23, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    FAW Trucks’ 8.140FL continues to follow a tried, tested and proven recipe for success

    8.140FL with manual transmission remains a popular choice in the highly competitive HCV market A highly versatile combination of ruggedness, durability and cost-efficiency Delivering on FAW’s promise of practicality, reliability, value for… more
  • Working with stainless steel
    Sep 23, 2021 Buzz

    Working with stainless steel

    Stainless steel (INOX) is often a first choice material to work with because of its corrosion resistance, longevity and cost-effectiveness. Working with INOX, however, does pose some challenges—especially if incorrect tools and processes are… more
  • Action-packed second half of SA Cross Country Series awaits Ford Castrol Cross Country Team
    Sep 23, 2021 Motorsport

    Action-packed second half of SA Cross Country Series awaits Ford Castrol Cross Country…

    Rounds four and five of the SA Cross Country Series take place in Bothaville, Free State, on 1 and 2 October 2021 – with double points up for grabs Lance Woolridge and Elvéne Vonk (334) are targeting maximum points to bolster their championship… more
  • You’re safe from ransomware – if you have R6.4bn lying around
    Sep 23, 2021 Buzz

    You’re safe from ransomware – if you have R6.4bn lying around

    Ransomware attacks have massively increased since the start of lockdown. Here’s what you need to know to protect your company. When hackers targeted Transnet’s computer systems in late July this year, logistics at major ports ground to a… more
  • Champion New Product Alert - Racing Full-Synthetic Power Steering Fluid
    Sep 22, 2021 Buzz

    Champion New Product Alert - Racing Full-Synthetic Power Steering Fluid

    Available Now - Part #4370H/6 Champion Oil, a recognized leader in racing and specialty lubricants, has announced the upcoming September launch of Champion Full-Synthetic Racing Power Steering Fluid (PSF).… more
  • South African access automation leader renamed as “Nice”
    Sep 22, 2021 Buzz

    South African access automation leader renamed as “Nice”

    ET Nice, the brand that has become synonymous with access automation and smart home products, has a new name. It’s simply Nice. The name change will take effect 1 September 2021. ET Nice Managing Director Murison Kotzé announced the rebranding… more
  • Honda Quest: True Adventure with the new 2021 Africa Twin!
    Sep 22, 2021 Buzz

    Honda Quest: True Adventure with the new 2021 Africa Twin!

    The wait is finally over. Call to entries for the much-anticipated Honda Quest 2021 will officially open on Wednesday September 22, 2021. South Africa boasts some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. The 2021 Honda Quest True… more
  • South African Consumer Optimism Wanes in Face of Unrest and Ongoing Financial Hardship
    Sep 22, 2021 Buzz

    South African Consumer Optimism Wanes in Face of Unrest and Ongoing Financial Hardship

    Quarterly TransUnion Consumer Pulse study finds household incomes currently decreased due to the pandemic still well over 50% Research conducted by TransUnion in mid-August, a month after the country was gripped by civil unrest and a peak in… more
  • ElectriCity: Industrial excellence for electric vehicles
    Sep 22, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    ElectriCity: Industrial excellence for electric vehicles

    Strive for carbon neutrality and create a sustainable ecosystem while becoming the largest and most competitive electric vehicle production hub in Europe – that is the ambition behind the new Electricity, bringing together the three factories… more
  • Imperial and Sasol to formalise partnership to co-develop Southern Africa’s hydrogen mobility ecosystem
    Sep 22, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial and Sasol to formalise partnership to co-develop Southern Africa’s hydrogen…

    Imperial Logistics (Imperial) and Sasol South Africa (Sasol) have entered into an agreement to collaborate in exploring options and solutions for improving freight sustainability and efficiency in Southern Africa. The two companies will also be… more
  • Diversity is key to Bridgestone success
    Sep 22, 2021 Buzz

    Diversity is key to Bridgestone success

    Bridgestone South Africa CEO Jacques Fourie builds a strong team through high-level skills beyond the tyre industry In just two years at the helm, Bridgestone Southern Africa (BSAF) CEO Jacques Fourie has transformed the company’s production… more
  • Lotus reveals pioneering ‘blueprint’ for next generation of electric sports cars
    Sep 22, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Lotus reveals pioneering ‘blueprint’ for next generation of electric sports cars

    World premiere for innovative new lightweight EV structure Developed through Project LEVA research programme, rear structure is 37% lighter than on Lotus Emira V6 Will be integrated into Lotus electric sports car architecture Versatile… more
  • The new MINI 3-door Hatch, MINI 5-door Hatch and MINI Convertible in South Africa.
    Sep 22, 2021 Motoring

    The new MINI 3-door Hatch, MINI 5-door Hatch and MINI Convertible in South Africa

    The original in the small car premium segment moves to the next stage of its evolution. With intensive makeover for the MINI 3-door Hatch, the MINI 5-door Hatch and the MINI Convertible, position confirmed as premium providers of driving fun,… more
  • AMSA vs the Steel Downstream:  Steel Industry: A victory in a battle that should never have been
    Sep 22, 2021 Buzz

    AMSA vs the Steel Downstream:  Steel Industry: A victory in a battle that should never…

    During the course of 2020, AMSA applied for a 120 percent safeguard duty on top of the 10 percent ad valorem duty that is already in place. This safeguard duty was in respect of certain long steel products on which AMSA had an absolute… more
  • New Volkswagen Caddy to retail in South Africa in November
    Sep 21, 2021 Motoring

    New Volkswagen Caddy to retail in South Africa in November

    The fifth generation Caddy now features increased space, new technologies and a new interior and exterior design Compact outside, spacious inside: the new Caddy Maxi Cargo offers room for up to two Euro pallets The re-designed fifth generation… more
  • Mazda CX-5 Receives an Update
    Sep 21, 2021 Motoring

    Mazda CX-5 Receives an Update

    Mazda Motor Corporation has announced an update to the Mazda CX-5, a SUV model that accounts for approximately one-third of the company’s global unit sales, the global roll out of the update will begin in the latter half of 2021. The… more
  • Hyundai’s well-rounded ATOS gets an automatic gearshift
    Sep 21, 2021 Motoring

    Hyundai’s well-rounded ATOS gets an automatic gearshift

    Hyundai’s ATOS hatchback has received an added comfort feature in the form of a 5-speed automatic manual transmission to make this entry-level model in the Korean manufacturer’s local range an even more attractive choice in its market segment.… more
  • How your car’s cabin filter can safeguard your health
    Sep 21, 2021 Buzz

    How your car’s cabin filter can safeguard your health

    Summer is upon us and many car owners will want to be sure that their vehicles’ air conditioning systems are working properly. With the weather getting warmer, it’s important to know that the reliability of your car’s air conditioning system is… more
  • Bridgestone SA Brits Factory in Good Hands
    Sep 21, 2021 Buzz

    Bridgestone SA Brits Factory in Good Hands

    Bridgestone’s flagship factory on the African continent a well-oiled, world-class machine under new leadership Plant Manager at the Brits manufacturing plant for premium tyre maker Bridgestone Southern Africa (BSAF), Dries Lottering is… more
  • Jordan & Caldarelli tighten grip on World Challenge America title
    Sep 21, 2021 Motorsport

    Jordan & Caldarelli tighten grip on World Challenge America title

    South African Jordan Pepper and Italy’s Andrea Caldarelli tightened their grip on the 2021 Fanatec GT World Challenge America championship when they powered their K-PAX Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo to another dominant weekend clean sweep… more
  • How to avoid falling victim to rising vehicle scams
    Sep 21, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    How to avoid falling victim to rising vehicle scams

    South Africa’s biggest banks are warning customers about a marked increase in vehicle purchase scams. Criminals place adverts for fake vehicles online at hugely discounted prices to lure in buyers hunting for a great bargain. Sameer Kumandan,… more
  • Energy efficiency ‘service providers’: A simple solution to going green, without capital outlay
    Sep 21, 2021 Buzz

    Energy efficiency ‘service providers’: A simple solution to going green, without capital…

    Many businesses and individuals are aware of the importance of reducing their energy consumption; doing so offers benefits for the environment and a decrease in one’s utility bill. However, one of the biggest barriers to wider adoption of… more
  • Why the next big leap forward for CRM is transforming into a ‘system of experiences’
    Sep 21, 2021 Buzz

    Why the next big leap forward for CRM is transforming into a ‘system of experiences’

    Customer relationship management (CRM) is a massive industry. In fact, it’s the biggest software market in the world that continues to see steady growth. The global market is set to be worth US$94.4-billion by 2027, up from the approximately… more
  • Andy Baldy appointed Director Parts Sales & Admin
    Sep 21, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Andy Baldy appointed Director Parts Sales & Admin

    Clark Europe has appointed Andy Baldy as the new Director Parts Sales & Admin with effect from 1 September 2021. In this role, he is responsible for the areas of sales, order processing and purchasing of spare parts as well as technical parts… more
  • Dunlop celebrates rich heritage in South Africa
    Sep 21, 2021 Buzz

    Dunlop celebrates rich heritage in South Africa

    As South Africans observe Heritage Month in September, Dunlop, one of the most iconic and recognisable tyre brands in the world, is reflecting on its history as the country’s oldest tyre brand and longest serving tyre manufacturer on South… more
  • Contradictory Rules to COIDA Amendment Bill: Call For Immediate Withdrawal
    Sep 21, 2021 Buzz

    Contradictory Rules to COIDA Amendment Bill: Call For Immediate Withdrawal

    On 15 February 2021, NEASA submitted its written submission on the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act Amendment Bill to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Employment and Labour. The most contentious of these proposed… more
  • Remote work a win for SA ICT professionals
    Sep 20, 2021 Covid-19

    Remote work a win for SA ICT professionals

    The Covid-19 pandemic brought with it some unexpected benefits for the South African ICT sector, including increased productivity and the potential for employers to reduce their operating costs. This is one of the findings in the first South… more
  • MICT SETA urges the public to make their voices heard on 11 new 4IR Future Skills Qualifications
    Sep 20, 2021 Buzz

    MICT SETA urges the public to make their voices heard on 11 new 4IR Future Skills…

    MICT SETA has developed 11 Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Future Skills Qualifications. The qualifications have been gazetted by the Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO) on the 12th and 20th August 2021. 4IR represents a new era… more
  • Fuel headed higher on strong oil
    Sep 20, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Fuel headed higher on strong oil

    Fuel prices are set to increase at month end. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on recent exchange rate and commodities data. "We have noted oil prices spiking above $75 a barrel in recent days, and the… more
  • Land Cruiser 300 – The Master of Africa
    Sep 20, 2021 Motoring

    Land Cruiser 300 – The Master of Africa

    Signalling the first all-new Land Cruiser in 14 years, the Land Cruiser 300 has made a bold debut on local soil. Fusing the core Land Cruiser attributes the marque is renowned for, with an all-new design and Toyota's acclaimed TNGA architecture… more
  • Mitsubishi expands local footprint by opening five new dealerships
    Sep 20, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Mitsubishi expands local footprint by opening five new dealerships

    Brand representation expanded in four provinces Total number of dealerships in South Africa increases to 53 All new dealerships feature Mitsubishi’s revitalised corporate identity It has been a very busy year for Mitsubishi Motors South Africa… more
  • Wolk, Temple & van der Watt head to Delmas to win
    Sep 20, 2021 Motorsport

    Wolk, Temple & van der Watt head to Delmas to win

    The Chemical Logistics Racing is in a strong championship position as it heads to Red Star Raceway's 25 September Extreme Festival races near Delmas, Mpumalanga Saturday 25 September the penultimate fifth round of the SA National Global Touring… more
  • Sustainable Finance Short Course
    Sep 20, 2021 Buzz

    Sustainable Finance Short Course

    Globally, organisations are being forced to disclose and report extensively on their triple bottom line which has given rise to the ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) reporting frameworks. This framework is based on the ideology of… more
  • Creating effective work-life boundaries
    Sep 20, 2021 Buzz

    Creating effective work-life boundaries

    Struggling to stop professional tasks encroaching on your personal time? Working from home has become the new norm for many during the past 18 months. But, while there are advantages to this increased flexibility, it also has its downsides. For… more
  • Where Can Your Tyres Take You on Heritage Day?
    Sep 20, 2021 Buzz

    Where Can Your Tyres Take You on Heritage Day?

    On 24 September South Africans will celebrate the diversity and richness of their personal as well as their shared heritage. Heritage Day isn’t just another public holiday; it’s a South African tradition that encourages us to celebrate our… more
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