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  • MANN+HUMMEL proposes to close Wolverhampton manufacturing facility in the UK
    Nov 25, 2020 Buzz

    MANN+HUMMEL proposes to close Wolverhampton manufacturing facility in the UK

    The MANN+HUMMEL Group, a leading filtration expert, proposes to close its main manufacturing facility at Hilton Cross Business Park in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, as it continues to review its operational footprint. With the closing of this… more
  • Tough times continuing for autobody repair shops
    Nov 25, 2020 Buzz

    Tough times continuing for autobody repair shops

    Autobody repair workshops are continuing to experience tough times as they try and recover from the hard COVID-19 lockdowns, while the future looks bleak too. “The recovery is slow but fortunately there have been only limited business failures… more
  • Bleak outlook for SA economy predicted
    Nov 25, 2020 Buzz

    Bleak outlook for SA economy predicted

    The outlook for the South African economy is bleak and a post COVID-19 recovery will take as long as five years and by that time the local economy will be 8% smaller than it was pre-pandemic. This according to Jeff Gable, the head of Fixed… more
  • Stratasys J850 3D Printer
    Nov 25, 2020 Motoring

    Volkswagen AG Invests in Two Stratasys J850 3D Printers to Enhance Automotive Design

    Introduction of the world’s only full color, multi-material 3D printing technology will help Volkswagen AG to drive further innovation in new vehicle design for its customers Volkswagen, one of the world’s most iconic automotive manufacturers… more
  • ‘Vehicle dealerships will still play an important role in future mobility environment’
    Nov 25, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    ‘Vehicle dealerships will still play an important role in future mobility environment’

    A lively panel discussion at the recent Hypermobility 2020 virtual conference concluded that vehicle dealerships will still have important roles to play in the rapidly changing global mobility environment. “We are already changing the way we do… more
  • Zambia's debt crisis: SA must take note
    Nov 25, 2020 Buzz

    Zambia's debt crisis: SA must take note

    First published in BusinessLive on 18 November 2020 by Robin Wigglesworth Parts of the article have been highlighted by EmpoweringSA's Media Department Oslo — Sovereign bankruptcies are a collision of finance, economics, law and geopolitics.… more
  • SA’s vehicle exports under threat
    Nov 25, 2020 Buzz

    SA’s vehicle exports under threat

    South Africa’s important built-up vehicle export programme is under threat from two major fronts. This is one of the strong messages that came out of Messe Frankfurt SA’s recent Hypermobility virtual conference and it was mentioned by several… more
  • With over ten years’ experience in the corporate environment, focusing on strategic management and development, Nduduzo Chala (pictured above) joins the SATMC in his new role as an agent of positive change for the tyre industry. He aims to create a competitive manufacturing environment for local tyre manufacturers, while continuing the wider tyre industry’s promotion of consumer tyre safety awareness.
    Nov 25, 2020 Buzz

    Tyre industry leader focuses on positive change for the industry

    It is with great pleasure that the South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC) appoints Mr Nduduzo Chala as its new Managing Executive. Chala succeeds Mr Carlo Baldocchi who has filled the role for the past three years. The SATMC is the… more
  • Elevate your journey at the Mitsubishi Motors Golf Day by donating used books for JOE lil’brary
    Nov 25, 2020 Buzz

    Elevate your journey at the Mitsubishi Motors Golf Day by donating used books for JOE…

    MMSA Golf Day on 3 December supports JOE lil’brary Elevate the lives of children by helping them to read books Donate reading material for little libraries on the day or all over SA The digital age has its advantages, but when it comes to young… more
  • Parlous state of SA’s ambulance services spurs growth in emergency medical support and evacuation as an insured solution
    Nov 25, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Parlous state of SA’s ambulance services spurs growth in emergency medical support and…

    In South Africa where road accidents and crime are a daily occurrence and where public emergency services have proven unreliable and under-resourced, it is not hard to see why demand for emergency medical assistance and evacuation insurance has… more
  • Nissan appoints Japan Motors as vehicle assembly partner in Ghana
    Nov 25, 2020 Buzz

    Nissan appoints Japan Motors as vehicle assembly partner in Ghana

    All new Nissan Navara to be assembled in Accra, Ghana Nissan has appointed longtime partner Japan Motors Trading Co. as its local partner in an all-new vehicle assembly facility in Accra. The appointment is a result of the 2018 memorandum of… more
  • Security concerns grow with easing of lockdown
    Nov 25, 2020 Buzz

    Security concerns grow with easing of lockdown

    State of Security II Report: worry about increased crime after lockdown Did you know that according to the Global Peace Index (GPI)* South Africa ranks within the bottom 20 countries in the world in terms of societal safety and security? To… more
  • Cummins appoints new dealers in North and West Africa
    Nov 25, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Cummins appoints new dealers in North and West Africa

    New dealers are in-country representatives in a key growth area for Cummins in Africa Cummins has appointed a range of new dealers as in-country representatives in the key growth area of North and West Africa, according to Sales and Business… more
  • Transport will oil the wheels of economic recovery
    Nov 25, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Transport will oil the wheels of economic recovery

    The transport and logistics sector will be a vital cog in the economic recovery of South Africa and further afield in Sub-Saharan Africa – and all the more so if sufficient attention is paid to addressing inequalities in the sector. ‘A strong… more
  • Ford Expands its Share in Fleet Vehicle Segment
    Nov 25, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Expands its Share in Fleet Vehicle Segment

    The Ford Transit Custom is the most-driven car in South Africa with a 2019 registration year, according to AutoTrader Ford dealerships were able to service and maintain fleet vehicles during COVID-19 lockdown nationwide Modern safety features,… more
  • A 0% BAC not the answer
    Nov 25, 2020 Buzz

    A 0% BAC not the answer

    The proposed amendments to the National Road Traffic Act to reduce the legal blood alcohol limit to zero indicates that government officials are aware of the drunk driving scourge on South African roads but may not fully understand what is… more
  • VWSA has celebrated the milestone of more than 4 million vehicles manufactured at its plant in Uitenhage. Pictured here is VWSA’s Chairman and Managing Director Dr Robert Cisek (left, holding the Volkswagen logo) with production employees.
    Nov 24, 2020 Buzz

    VWSA celebrates over 4 million vehicles manufactured in Uitenhage

    Uitenhage plant has manufactured over 4 million vehicles in 72 years Production began at this facility in 1948 Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has celebrated a momentous milestone with over 4 million vehicles having been manufactured at… more
  • Informal Workshop: Retrenchment in the Workplace
    Nov 24, 2020 Buzz

    Informal Workshop: Retrenchment in the Workplace

    To ensure that business owners, managers, HR- and IR managers are sufficiently trained in the practical and legal prescriptive requirements of retrenchments. OBJECTIVES The objectives include providing delegates with an understanding of the… more
  • All-new Artura confirmed as McLaren’s next-generation high-performance hybrid supercar
    Nov 24, 2020 Motoring

    All-new Artura confirmed as McLaren’s next-generation high-performance hybrid supercar

    McLaren Artura supercar will be on sale in first half of 2021 Artura brings McLaren’s expertise in electrification to the series-production supercar class for the first time Introduces a new High-Performance Hybrid (HPH) chapter for the… more
  • Africa Automotive Forum Summary Report
    Nov 24, 2020 Buzz

    Africa Automotive Forum Summary Report

    Hosted by The African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) Powered by Deloitte Africa. Supported by Afreximbank, JETRO, VDA and Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft A warm welcome to the AAAM Africa Automotive Forum summary.We… more
  • Auto industry empowering workers to foster flexibility
    Nov 24, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Auto industry empowering workers to foster flexibility

    By Mike Bacidore Just like every other industry, the automotive sector has benefited from available technology, especially during the global pandemic. In an industry requiring more and more mixed manufacturing, it’s important to implement… more
  • Dipak Madhav has been appointed as GM for Goscor Lift Truck Company's pre-owned division
    Nov 24, 2020 Buzz

    GLTC appoints new GM for pre-owned division

    Dipak Madhav has been appointed as GM for Goscor Lift Truck Company’s pre-owned division. With his wealth of experience in engaging at a director / executive level, Madhav is tasked with positioning the business among the top three pre-owned… more
  • Ziehl-Abegg provides support for district’s coronavirus ward
    Nov 24, 2020 Covid-19

    Ziehl-Abegg provides support for district’s coronavirus ward

    Künzelsau-based industrial company lends personnel and commits to supply CO2 detectors The motor and fan manufacturer Ziehl-Abegg is providing support for the Hohenlohe District Department of Health in the fight against COVID-19. To this end,… more
  • Imperial to give a child the gift of safety this festive season!
    Nov 24, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial to give a child the gift of safety this festive season!

    Imperial Car Seats for Kids campaign 23, November 2020; Today, Imperial Logistics (‘Imperial’), a leading integrated market access and logistics provider, announced the launch of the Imperial Car Seats for Kids campaign which aims to drive… more
  • Performance, presence and comfort - The new Audi S7 Sportback
    Nov 24, 2020 Motoring

    Performance, presence and comfort - The new Audi S7 Sportback

    Four-door coupé embodies progressiveness in design and technology S model design includes a sporty look and sophisticated pedigree Impressive power output of 331 kW and 600 Nm of torque The A7 Sportback range now includes a sporty performance… more
  • Call to Action – War against the truckers in South Africa
    Nov 24, 2020 Buzz

    Call to Action – War against the truckers in South Africa

    23November 2020 His Excellency, The President of South Africa Union Buildings PRETORIA, 0001 Call to Action – War against the truckers in South Africa MrPresident Again, the road freight companies (truckers) find themselves being attacked by… more
  • FCA Heritage celebrates its first five years
    Nov 24, 2020 Motoring

    FCA Heritage celebrates its first five years

    Since 2015, FCA Heritage has safeguarded and promoted the historical heritage of the Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia and Abarth brands, via dedicated services and educational/cultural activities. A major milestone, but most of all a new starting point… more
  • Hyundai Motor Company and INEOS to Cooperate on Driving Hydrogen Economy Forward
    Nov 24, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Hyundai Motor Company and INEOS to Cooperate on Driving Hydrogen Economy Forward

    Hyundai and INEOS signed a memorandum of understanding to explore together new opportunities in the hydrogen economy Opportunities include production and supply of hydrogen as well as new hydrogen applications, technologies and business models… more
  • Next Normal: RFA Labour Indaba Answers Some of the Unknowns
    Nov 24, 2020 Buzz

    Labour in the Next Normal: RFA Labour Indaba Answers Some of the Unknowns

    Cyber bullying, virtual sexual harassment, remote work challenges, effective decision-making in the face of uncertainty: these are some of the challenges we are encountering as we enter the ‘Next Normal’. Not to mention existing trucking… more
  • Intra-African Trade Fair -  there is space for you!
  • Cape Rotax Max championships come to a head
    Nov 23, 2020 Motorsport

    Cape Rotax Max championships come to a head

    In spite of lockdown stealing a significant amount of its season, the Rotax Max Western Province Karting Championship will reach seven rounds out of the initially planned eight at Killarney’s season finale Saturday 28 November. Among the 2020… more
  • Celebrations in front of the library after Piotr Czyzyk, Goodyear South Africa Managing Director, and Ruth Tabu, Inxiweni Primary School Principal, cut the ribbon to officially open the library.
    Nov 23, 2020 Buzz

    Goodyear South Africa strives to keep dreams alive at Inxiweni Primary School in Tembisa

    Goodyear has once again heeded to the call to bring smiles, cheers and laughter to 167 grade 7 learners at its partnering school, Inxiweni Primary School in Tembisa, Johannesburg. Working with the Keep A Dream Alive Project, Goodyear delivered… more
  • Road Freight Association Expresses Outrage at Attacks on Transporters
    Nov 23, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Road Freight Association Expresses Outrage at Attacks on Transporters

    The Road Freight Association (RFA) condemns the attacks on transporters across the country. These are uncalled for - irrespective of the concerns or complaints of the various parties perpetrating this violent attack on the logistics industry.… more
  • New Car Tech Could be Just What Cyclists Want – a Warning That Helps Stop Drivers ‘Dooring’ Them
    Nov 23, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    New Car Tech Could be Just What Cyclists Want – a Warning That Helps Stop Drivers…

    Exit warning system provides visual and audible alerts to road users and occupants Current customer clinics will ensure that the technology accommodates road users in different markets Ford’s Share the Road Campaign seeks to foster harmony… more
  • NSPCA wins the Beame ‘Car for Charity’ competition
    Nov 23, 2020 Buzz

    NSPCA wins the Beame ‘Car for Charity’ competition

    MiX Telematics (JSE: MIX, NYSE: MIXT) a leading global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of connected fleet and mobile asset management solutions is pleased to announce that the National Council of SPCA’s (NSPCA) has been selected as the… more
  • Automotive Aftermarket Industry gearing for growth in the new normal
    Nov 23, 2020 Buzz

    Indian Automotive Aftermarket Industry gearing for growth in the new normal

    “Deep localisation of supply chain in conjunction with government’s initiative for Aatmanirbhar Bharat will enable Indian aftermarket industry to emerge more resilient and strongly independent in the long run.” – writes Mr Raj Manek With Indian… more
  • uYilo eMobility Programme forms part of the Global Sustainable Mobility Partnership (GSMP)
    Nov 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    uYilo eMobility Programme forms part of the Global Sustainable Mobility Partnership (GSMP)

    uYilo, the South African national eMobility programme, is a founding partner of the Global Sustainable Mobility Partnership (GSMP). The GSMP is a network of independent, not-for-profit organizations with extensive, practical and real-world… more
  • RMI forms partnership with German Chamber of Crafts in the Eastern Cape
    Nov 20, 2020 Buzz

    RMI forms partnership with German Chamber of Crafts in the Eastern Cape

    The Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) and the Chamber of Crafts Erfurt, also more popularly known as Handwerkskammer Erfurt, have just concluded a partnership to drive vocational training in the automotive aftermarket in the Eastern… more
  • Ford and Department of Basic Education Hand Over First Donated Engine to Port Elizabeth Technical High School
    Nov 20, 2020 Buzz

    Ford and Department of Basic Education Hand Over First Donated Engine to Port Elizabeth…

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is donating 240 locally assembled engines to technical high schools across South Africa, in partnership with the Department of Basic Education Valued at R7.8-million, the engines are produced at… more
  • Mitsubishi ambassador focuses on what to pack
    Nov 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Mitsubishi ambassador focuses on what to pack

    Plan your adventure first Packing tips – take the basics Focus on what you might need, not everything possible Before deciding on what off-road vehicle to buy, Mitsubishi Motors ambassador Francois Rossouw says planning your (first) off-road… more
  • Is the supply chain profession ready to save the world?
    Nov 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Is the supply chain profession ready to save the world?

    The distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine from drug makers to billions of people around the world is likely to be the supply chain management profession’s greatest endeavour ever. Healthcare supply chains that were stretched and strained during… more
  • NADA calls on the Minister of Transport to urgently address licensing department backlogs
    Nov 20, 2020 Buzz

    NADA calls on the Minister of Transport to urgently address licensing department backlogs

    An open letter to the Honourable Minister Fikile Mbalula Dear Minister Mbalula, Extensive administrative delays in document turnaround times and vital operational systems are drastically impacting motor vehicle sales in South Africa. This is… more
  • WeBuyCars bounces back from lockdown
    Nov 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    WeBuyCars bounces back from lockdown

    Even with the very real effects of the lockdown and the resulting impact on the economy, WeBuyCars has seen a significant increase in its warehouse and online trading figures in the last two months. The significant upswing in uncertainty… more
  • (L – R): Ikhwezi Lomso ECD Centre manager Dominic Swartz, Volkswagen Group South Africa Chairman and Managing Director Dr Robert Cisek, and VWSA Community Trust manager Vernon Naidoo.
    Nov 20, 2020 Buzz

    Ikhwezi Lomso ECD Centre celebrates 10 years

    Community Trust began work on Ikhwezi Lomso in 2010 The Centre has 90 learners and six Montessori teachers Amid the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) celebrated 10 successful years of furthering Early… more
  • End of the year is near – don’t be caught without a plan
    Nov 20, 2020 Buzz

    End of the year is near – don’t be caught without a plan

    2020 has been a challenging year and for many and the thought of a year-end holiday is just the motivation needed to get through the next few weeks. The Automobile Association (AA) says while roads across the country experienced significant… more
  • It’s a case of #MobilityUnusual for the SA motor industry
    Nov 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    It’s a case of #MobilityUnusual for the SA motor industry

    The South African automotive landscape – especially when it comes to consumer buying behaviour – has changed more in the last year than in the last few decades. Accordingly, the industry has had to adapt like never before in order to survive… more
  • Saietta ready for the end of the ice age as the UK announces 2030 petrol and diesel ban
    Nov 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Saietta ready for the end of the ice age as the UK announces 2030 petrol and diesel ban

    Saietta Group already ahead of UK’s EV development for 2030 deadline Low-cost, high-torque modular electric motors already in production in Oxfordshire UK government urged to step up with the investment the EV tech industry needs Four wheel,… more
  • SVI MAX 3 – The bulletproof Land Cruiser 79
    Nov 20, 2020 Motoring

    SVI MAX 3 – The bulletproof Land Cruiser 79

    Built on the trusted Toyota Land Cruiser 79-series chassis and employing the proven powertrain options. Upgraded suspension, wheels and tyres to improve go-anywhere ability and ride comfort B6 level ballistic occupant protection against assault… more
  • GUD Filters launches new website
    Nov 20, 2020 Buzz

    GUD Filters launches new website

    South Africa’s iconic filter brand, GUD Filters, launched their brand new website in November. It boasts an exciting new design with streamlined functionality and an upgrade to its popular digital catalogue. The digital catalogue, or Filter… more
  • Driving into a green future with automotive batteries
    Nov 20, 2020 Buzz

    Driving into a green future with automotive batteries

    Although South Africa is slow to adopt electric vehicles, some car manufacturers like BMW, Nissan and Jaguar are leading the race for electric cars in the country. With the increase in environmental concerns, vehicle manufacturers are committed… more
  • Lotus Engineering launches new battery test facilities to support booming electric vehicle (EV) sector
    Nov 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Lotus Engineering launches new battery test facilities to support booming electric…

    Project BattCon is a pilot project introducing containerised battery test facilities Designed to help meet increasing demand for new UK-based battery testing to support EV supply chain and OEMs Containers will be in operation at Lotus HQ in… more
  • Mounting plastic waste risks lives, diminishes sustainable change!
    Nov 20, 2020 Buzz

    Mounting plastic waste risks lives, diminishes sustainable change!

    By Kate Stubbs, Marketing Director at Interwaste Saturday, 21 November marks World Fisheries Day – a day commemorated to raise awareness on the importance of water as well as the lives it sustains, both on land and for marine life. The use of… more
  • BT teams up with UK quantum tech start-ups to trial world’s most secure fixed-mobile network infrastructure for 5G and connected cars
    Nov 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    BT teams up with UK quantum tech start-ups to trial world’s most secure fixed-mobile…

    BT has joined forces with high-tech Cambridge spin-out Nu-Quantum, other UK start-ups, Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) and university partners, as part of a world-first trial of end-to-end quantum-secured communications for 5G and… more
  • Renewable energy’s role in rebuilding our economy
    Nov 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Renewable energy’s role in rebuilding our economy

    The world has seen significant progress being made toward lowering the cost of solar and wind generation, with new low and zero-carbon generation solutions being deployed every day. While much has been said about how renewables will help to… more
  • Digital, innovative, tailored: MEYLE wins over more than 700 key decisions makers with digital MEYLExperience
    Nov 20, 2020 Buzz

    Digital, innovative, tailored: MEYLE wins over more than 700 key decisions makers with…

    Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE introduced product highlights and innovations for the independent aftermarket during the digital MEYLExperience over the past several weeks. After this year’s Automechanika Frankfurt was cancelled, MEYLE quickly… more
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia amongst most affordable cars to own
    Nov 19, 2020 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo Giulia amongst most affordable cars to own

    Alfa Romeo Giulia wins all three categories in Executive Car class of the 2020 AA Kinsey Report Giulia has most affordable servicing and repair costs, as well as the cheapest parts basket Best in South Africa parts basket cost as a percentage… more
  • Champion Oil Announces 2021 Racing Contingency Program
    Nov 19, 2020 Motorsport

    Champion Oil Announces 2021 Racing Contingency Program

    The 2021 Champion Racing Oil Contingency Program includes motorsport racing events such as: The All-Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC), American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), World of Outlaws (WoO), United States Auto Club (USAC) and the… more
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  • BodyShop News Asia Autumn 2020 - Read Now
    Nov 19, 2020 Buzz

    BodyShop News Asia Autumn 2020 - Read Now

    Our Autumn 2020 Edition Is Out Now The latest issue of BodyShop News Asia is now available exclusively online. To subscribe to receive our magazine when we resume printing again, click here, or you can click on the button below to read it… more
  • Clariant listed in 2020 Dow Jones Sustainability Index with a best-in-class innovation score
    Nov 18, 2020 Buzz

    Clariant listed in 2020 Dow Jones Sustainability Index with a best-in-class innovation…

    DJSI listing reflects company’s ambition for leading through sustainability and innovation Among leading companies in the global chemical sector Company’s sustainability organization undergoing transformation to further enhance its impact… more
  • Hypermotion – the highlights and the numbers
    Nov 18, 2020 Buzz

    Hypermotion – the highlights and the numbers

    Hypermotion 2020, which had to be held entirely digitally due to official requirements, attracted a great deal of interest in the community. The multimodal innovation platform featured numerous live streams and interactive modules on both days… more
  • SA’s Car Dealerships ‘Must Speed Digital Transformation’
    Nov 18, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    SA’s Car Dealerships ‘Must Speed Digital Transformation’

    South African car dealerships must speed up the evolution of their ‘digital dealerships.’ This will help them stay abreast of raised consumer expectations, create better customer experiences and run leaner, more efficient operations. While… more
  • Impressive Results During Unpredictable Season, All Eyes on 2021 and All-New FIA Ford Ranger
    Nov 18, 2020 Motorsport

    Impressive Results During Unpredictable Season, All Eyes on 2021 and All-New FIA Ford…

    Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer end 2020 season as top-placed Ford Castrol Neil Woolridge Motorsport team, sixth in premier FIA class Lance Woolridge and Elvéne Vonk finish seventh – just one point behind their team-mates in the outgoing… more
  • Feast of knowledge on offer at 2020 SAPICS Conference
    Nov 18, 2020 Buzz

    Feast of knowledge on offer at 2020 SAPICS Conference

    Africa’s leading knowledge sharing and networking event for the supply chain profession, the annual SAPICS Conference, kicks off next week. While this year’s event is online due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the organisers have announced that it… more
  •  Invitation To trade with Africa's Automotive roleplayers at the continent's Largest Automotive meeting place and tradeshow
  • Which is the most driven vehicle in South Africa?
    Nov 18, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Which is the most driven vehicle in South Africa?

    While many motorists have been clocking far fewer kilometres in 2020 – as lockdown limited movement and working from home has become more popular – an analysis of AutoTrader data has revealed that some vehicles are continuing to clock up lots… more
  • Mastercard and Payment24 Put Fleet Managers in the Driver’s Seat
    Nov 18, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Mastercard and Payment24 Put Fleet Managers in the Driver’s Seat

    Partnership will see fleet operators enjoy simpler, more secure payment processes at the fuel pump Mastercard has partnered with Payment24, an international fuel payment fintech based in South Africa, to offer a payment solution that will help… more
  • New Renault KWID ULTRA LTD EDT adds undeniable ‘je ne sais quoi’ to the entry-level vehicle segment
    Nov 18, 2020 Motoring

    New Renault KWID ULTRA LTD EDT adds undeniable ‘je ne sais quoi’ to the entry-level…

    The Renault KWID was first launched into the SA market at the end of 2016 and has redefined the market with almost 30,00 cars sold to date, offering affordable mobility to all. With the arrival of the New Renault KWID ULTRA Ltd Edt, the value… more
  • Steel industry: AMSA's destruction of the steel downstream
    Nov 18, 2020 Buzz

    Steel industry: AMSA's destruction of the steel downstream

    by Gerhard Papenfus The economic destruction caused as a result of AMSA’s inability to supply the market has reached catastrophic proportions. Not only is the entire steel value chain experiencing stoppages, the cancellation of contracts,… more
  • A unique vehicle by BMW Individual Manufaktur for the Ellerman House luxury hotel in Cape Town.
    Nov 18, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    A unique vehicle by BMW Individual Manufaktur for the Ellerman House luxury hotel in Cape…

    Luxury and individual style at the highest level are what characterise the new courtesy car for the exclusive hotel Creative ideas of sculptor Nic Bladen Outstanding workmanship and inspirations from nature turn a BMW 745Le xDrive into a work… more
  • Register and join the show with AMS Live! - Automechanika Shanghai
    Nov 18, 2020 Buzz

    Register and join the show with AMS Live! - Automechanika Shanghai

    Follow us: #AMS20 For more information, please contact: auto@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com more
  • SAMBRA and TEPA to deliver key notes at HyperMobility Virtual Conference
    Nov 17, 2020 Buzz

    SAMBRA and TEPA to deliver key notes at HyperMobility Virtual Conference

    The South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA) and the Tyre, Equipment, Parts Association (TEPA), both proud associations of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) are two of the organisations who will be presenting papers… more
  • 1 Day to go till the important HyperMobility Conference
    Nov 17, 2020 Buzz

    1 Day to go till the important HyperMobility Conference

    The Hypermobility conference, brought to you by Messe Frankfurt South Africa and naamsa, in association with AutoTrader, the largest automotive digital portal in the country, has an excellent speaker line-up who will cover a variety of hot… more
  • Easy vehicle sump repair
    Nov 17, 2020 Buzz

    Easy vehicle sump repair

    Pratley has a wide range of versatile and cost-effective DIY adhesive products for a range of quick, on-the-spot automotive repairs. The products are ideal for areas where engineering workshops are sometimes unavailable, such as in rural towns… more
  • New white paper outlines value of proven aftermarket parts suppliers
    Nov 17, 2020 Buzz

    New white paper outlines value of proven aftermarket parts suppliers

    NSK, a global supplier of motion and control solutions for industrial markets, has created a new white paper about the added value that can be provided by partnering with a proven specialist in aftermarket parts. This insightful and… more
  • As Industry Rebuilds – Skills Development is a Key Contributor
    Nov 17, 2020 Buzz

    As Industry Rebuilds – Skills Development is a Key Contributor

    Our future – make it work. South Africa belongs to its entire people and the future of our country is our collective future. Making it work is our collective responsibility. All South Africans seek a better future for themselves and their… more
  • Extremely rare 1960 Jaguar XK up for Sale
    Nov 17, 2020 Motoring

    Extremely rare 1960 Jaguar XK up for Sale

    A rare Jaguar XK dating to the era of their greatest Le Mans successes has gone up for sale on Gumtree. The car is one of the 89 DHC 3.8 S’s produced by the brand, and is particularly rare as it is a right-hand drive. The XK 150 was castly… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 16 November 2020 (June, July, Aug and Sep)
    Nov 17, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 16 November 2020 (June, July, Aug and Sep)

    18% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/TERS monies. Of the 82% of employers who received payment, only 75% were paid in full. 24% of employers still haven’t received their July UIF/TERS monies. Of the 76% of employers who… more
  • Charlies SuperSpar Historic handicap season comes to a head
    Nov 17, 2020 Motorsport

    Charlies SuperSpar Historic handicap season comes to a head

    Werner Hartzenberg and his Porsche 916 and Citroen GS 1220 Club driver Rob Clark are the 2020 Charlies SuperSpar Historic Racing South Africa Pursuit champions. The unique handicap racing championship that sees cars start at a time that will… more
  • Female Drivers’ Racing Series Announces Cyber Protection and Security Partnership
    Nov 17, 2020 Motorsport

    Female Drivers’ Racing Series Announces Cyber Protection and Security Partnership

    W Series, the international single-seater motor racing series for female drivers, has announced a new cyber protection and security partnership with Acronis, the global cyber protection provider. Acronis cyber protection solutions are used by… more
  • Champion to be confirmed at prize giving after super-close season
    Nov 17, 2020 Motorsport

    Champion to be confirmed at prize giving after super-close season

    Historic Racing South Africa crowned its 2020 Universal Healthcare Saloon Car class champions at a most entertaining and intriguing season finale at the Red Star Raceway on Saturday. So close was the championship at the end of the day however,… more
  • Fuel outlook mixed as oil spikes
    Nov 17, 2020 Buzz

    Fuel outlook mixed as oil spikes

    Fuel price data shows a mixed fuel price outlook for the end of November, with Rand appreciation being countered by a sharp spike in international oil prices. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on… more
  • Taken to the next level: new edition of the Audi Q7
    Nov 17, 2020 Motoring

    Taken to the next level: new edition of the Audi Q7

    More powerful: new design with clear SUV characteristics and prestige factor More dynamic with all-wheel steering and off-road capabilities More cutting edge: touch operating concept, refreshed interior and full suite of Audi connect services… more
  • Marvelous Mir takes Motul to MotoGP Crown
    Nov 17, 2020 Motorsport

    Marvelous Mir takes Motul to MotoGP Crown

    Joan Mir’s sensational 7th place in Sunday’s Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana, the penultimate round of the 2020 MotoGP™ Championship, was all that was needed to wrap up the much sought-after Triple Crown of world championship… more
  • Tarsus postpones Tyrexpo Asia Show to November 2021
    Nov 17, 2020 Buzz

    Tarsus postpones Tyrexpo Asia Show to November 2021

    Tyrexpo Asia 2021 will now be held on 17th to 19th November Since acquiring Tyrexpo Asia last year, Tarsus Group has worked hard to revamp this prestigious event in the global tyre market and also continually looked towards keeping both… more
  • Clark launches two new hand pallet trucks
    Nov 17, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Clark launches two new hand pallet trucks

    Indispensable assistants for internal logistics Duisburg, November 16, 2020 – In supermarkets, DIY stores as well as in logistics and industry, hand pallet trucks are important components of internal logistics. For this reason, Clark has… more
  • Going to zero is not the answer to improve road safety
    Nov 17, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Going to zero is not the answer to improve road safety

    Proposed amendments to the National Road Traffic Act to reduce the legal blood alcohol limits for drivers to zero will criminalise innocent motorists, and is unlikely to have the results authorities think it will. This is the view of the… more
  • Is South Africa ready for Electric Vehicle adoption?
    Nov 17, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Is South Africa ready for Electric Vehicle adoption?

    AutoTrader has partnered with Generation.e to bring you insight into the penetration, perceptions, expectations, purchase intent and awareness into EV's in South Africa. Download the report here more
  • Tackling Africa’s energy crisis
    Nov 17, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Tackling Africa’s energy crisis

    With many African countries struggling to keep up with the energy consumption demands of its citizens, the argument for a move away from unreliable coal-fired power stations has never been greater. This has left many African countries… more
  • Mix of old hands and new faces at SACCS Cross Country Awards
    Nov 17, 2020 Motorsport

    Mix of old hands and new faces at SACCS Cross Country Awards

    The roll of honour at the 2020 South African Cross Country Series awards ceremony, held in Johannesburg last week, reflected a combination of old hands and a couple of new faces. The likes of Toyota Gazoo Racing team principal Glyn Hall and the… more
  • Perfect 1-2 finish for Goodyear in WEC season-ending 8H Bahrain
    Nov 17, 2020 Motorsport

    Perfect 1-2 finish for Goodyear in WEC season-ending 8H Bahrain

    Goodyear completes WEC season with perfect result Jackie Chan DC Racing finishes first; Jota places second Final race in open competition before Goodyear’s exclusive supply Goodyear completed its maiden FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)… more
  • New commercial sales director at Bridgestone South Africa (BSAF) Anton Wessels
    Nov 17, 2020 Buzz

    New Bridgestone SA director ready for 2021 Challenge

    New commercial sales director at Bridgestone South Africa (BSAF) Anton Wessels’ excitement is palpable as he prepares to climb a daunting mountain in 2021, strengthening market share against competitors. Despite the Pretoria High Court ruling… more
  • Aston Martin wins Drivers and Manufacturers’ World Championships in 2020
    Nov 16, 2020 Motorsport

    Aston Martin wins Drivers and Manufacturers’ World Championships in 2020

    Aston Martin crowns its most successful GT campaign with another world title Danes Nicki Thiim and Marco Sørensen clinch second GT WEC Drivers’ title British sportscar brand beats works Porsche and Ferrari teams to WEC double GT World Champion… more
  • Honda Quest: Day 9 - The Final Day
    Nov 16, 2020 Buzz

    Honda Quest: Day 9 - The Final Day

    On a bright still morning, surrounded by the craggy Cedarberg mountains, Claude Deyzel one of the two instructors and previous year’s winner of Quest, reminded the contestants during the riders briefing, that on the short 103km leg for all but… more
  • Digital Face-to-face communication: impressions from Hypermotion 2020.
    Nov 16, 2020 Buzz

    Messe Frankfurt’s Digital Editions off to a great start

    Messe Frankfurt’s New Digital Experience has drawn rave reviews: large numbers of exhibitors and visitors have taken advantage of the digital programmes for Hypermotion and Formnext Connect to share ideas, network and strengthen their business… more
  • The new MINI Countryman now available in South Africa.
    Nov 16, 2020 Motoring

    The new MINI Countryman now available in South Africa.

    The biggest and most versatile member of the MINI model family generates fresh stimuli for driving pleasure and individual flair in the hallmark style of the British premium brand. Precisely refined design, attractive additions to the equipment… more
  • Tyre Talk with Continental #2: Tyre production – from the rubber tree to the road
    Nov 16, 2020 Buzz

    Tyre Talk with Continental #2: Tyre production – from the rubber tree to the road

    A tyre is a complex combination of components made from numerous ingredients: natural rubber, synthetic rubber, textiles, steel wire and steel cord Manufacturing process involves sourcing of materials, production of compounds, manufacturing of… more
  • Ford Embarks on Renewable Energy Programme for Silverton Assembly Plant, Vision to be 100% Green by 2024
    Nov 16, 2020 Buzz

    Ford Embarks on Renewable Energy Programme for Silverton Assembly Plant, Vision to be…

    Ford launches Project Blue Oval renewable energy programme with 13.5MW solar installation, valued at R135-million, at the Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria Solar installation comprises over 31 000 solar panels and covers 4 200 parking bays –… more
  • Honda Quest: day 7 & 8 round up
    Nov 13, 2020 Buzz

    Honda Quest: day 7 & 8 round up

    Day 7 Static day The pace and intensity of Quest takes its toll on both Competitors and Support Crew. The static day is both a tradition and a very much needed break in the relentless pace of the competition and the space to take a deep breath… more
  • Left Archie Rutherford – CEO SACCS and Jason Heath Lubricants Business Manager Total. Image: Nadia Jordaan.
    Nov 13, 2020 Motorsport

    Total AGRI 400 at Nampo Park voted best event in SA National Cross Country Championship

    It was a case of success first time around for the TOTAL AGRI 400 in the Free State, round three of this year’s SA Cross Country Series (SACCS) Championship, which has won the Best Event of the Year award. The award was announced at the annual… more
  •  By 2030, Battery Electric Vehicles Will Be Less Reliant on Lightweighting, According to Lux Research
    Nov 13, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    By 2030, Battery Electric Vehicles Will Be Less Reliant on Lightweighting, According to…

    Increasing battery pack energy densities holds the key to future vehicle design Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are poised to be the future of the auto industry. Looking toward the future of BEVs, a new report from Lux Research, “Electric… more
  • SF90 Spider: lifting the roof on Ferrari’s most powerful series-production supercar
    Nov 13, 2020 Motoring

    SF90 Spider: lifting the roof on Ferrari’s most powerful series-production supercar

    The first hybrid with retractable hard top in the Ferrari range is set to deliver unparalleled en plein air exhilaration The spider version of the SF90 Stradale, the SF90 Spider, was unveiled today during a dedicated digital event. This special… more
  • BI is up to date with the latest quality standards thanks to BSI
    Nov 13, 2020 Buzz

    BI is up to date with the latest quality standards thanks to BSI

    Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) is up to date with the latest quality standards thanks to the services provided by the BSI Group South Africa. These standards are ISO 9001-2015, ISO 14001-2015 and OHSAS 18001-2007, reports BI SHEQ… more
  •  Four awards - Alfa Romeo Giulia wins at the
    Nov 13, 2020 Motoring

    Four awards - Alfa Romeo Giulia wins at the "SPORT AUTO AWARD 2020

    The Alfa Romeo Giulia has taken first place in four categories of the competition run by the German magazine SPORT AUTO. The Giulia GTAm wins the “Serial production sedans/station wagons over 100,000 Euros” category for imported cars. For the… more
  • Tarsus postpones Tyrexpo Asia Show to November 2021
    Nov 13, 2020 Buzz

    Tarsus postpones Tyrexpo Asia Show to November 2021

    Since acquiring Tyrexpo Asia last year, Tarsus Group has worked hard to revamp this prestigious event in the global tyre market and also continually looked towards keeping both exhibitors and visitors updated on the ongoing developments leading… more
  • Automechanika Shanghai 2020 unites international and domestic markets
    Nov 13, 2020 Buzz

    Automechanika Shanghai 2020 unites international and domestic markets

    As the automotive industry transitions alongside the backdrop of COVID-19, Automechanika Shanghai navigates these new roads through its innovative hybrid event. The show commences from 2 to 5 December at the National Exhibition and Convention… more
  • TOYOTA GAZOO Racing to field four new Hilux at 2021 Dakar Rally
    Nov 13, 2020 Motorsport

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing to field four new Hilux at 2021 Dakar Rally

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing will be entering four crews in the 2021 Dakar Rally, scheduled to start on January 3 in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah. The works team will consist of Nasser Al-Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel; Giniel de Villiers and… more
  • Covid-19 lockdown: TERS benefits extended “officially”... but be cautious ...
    Nov 13, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19 lockdown: TERS benefits extended “officially”... but be cautious ...

    The President, this week, confirmed that the TERS benefits, for eligible employees, will be extended to 15 October 2020 and will not be suspended with effect from 15 September 2020 as previously indicated by the Minister of Employment and… more
  • Skills development during COVID-19 and a constrained economic climate
    Nov 13, 2020 Covid-19

    Skills development during COVID-19 and a constrained economic climate

    Employees are the most important assets for all companies and as we move into the new, post-COVID-19 era, the global automotive industry will need to develop and invest in their most critical assets. To assist firms in developing productive,… more
  • Tackling Truckers’ Operational Challenges at RFA Operational Conference
    Nov 13, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Tackling Truckers’ Operational Challenges at RFA Operational Conference

    As the trucking industry prepares for another unpredictable and disruptive year ahead, the Road Freight Association’s (RFA) Operational Conference will cover some of the major operational issues operators face. The half-day conference takes… more
  • Covid-19: state of disaster extended: regulations relaxed
    Nov 13, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: state of disaster extended: regulations relaxed

    This week, the President announced that the National State of Disaster will be extended for a further month until 15 December 2020. However, some of the remaining regulations on economic activity and travel have been relaxed, effective from 12… more
  • All-new Honda WR-V
    Nov 13, 2020 Motoring

    All-new Honda WR-V

    "Characterful, Exciting New Compact SUV" Honda Motor Southern Africa is expanding its presence in the increasingly popular compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment with the launch of the all-new WR-V – an exciting new addition to its South… more
  • Production of Machined Components and Fully Assembled Engines Drives Ford’s Struandale Engine Plant
    Nov 13, 2020 Buzz

    Production of Machined Components and Fully Assembled Engines Drives Ford’s Struandale…

    Struandale Engine Plant machines the major 2.2 and 3.2 Duratorq TDCi engine components, comprising cylinder head, cylinder block and crankshaft for locally engine assembly and export Powerful but economical 2.0 Bi-Turbo and 2.0 Single Turbo… more
  • Nissan contributes - € 30 million for third quarter 2020 to Renault’s earnings
    Nov 13, 2020 Buzz

    Nissan contributes - € 30 million for third quarter 2020 to Renault’s earnings

    Nissan released today its results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020/2021 (April 1st, 2020 to March 31th, 2021). Nissan’s results, published in Japanese accounting standards, for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020/2021 (July 1st to… more
  • Tackling the scourge of modern slavery in supply chains
    Nov 13, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Tackling the scourge of modern slavery in supply chains

    No matter which part of the world you live in or what industry you work in, modern slavery is closer to you, your business and your country than you may think, according to Rachel Wu, managing director: Asia at Axis Group International. Wu… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 12 November 2020 (June, July, Aug and Sep)
    Nov 13, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 12 November 2020 (June, July, Aug and Sep)

    17% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/TERS monies. Of the 83% of employers who received payment, only 76% were paid in full. 24% of employers still haven’t received their July UIF/TERS monies. Of the 76% of employers who… more
  • Renault revolutionizes the van segment with the all-new Renault Kangoo and the all-new Renault Express
    Nov 13, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Renault revolutionizes the van segment with the all-new Renault Kangoo and the all-new…

    The All-new Renault KANGOO VAN moves upmarket with more equipment and introduces a major innovation with Easy Side Access. In its passenger car version, the All-new Renault KANGOO meets the needs of dynamic families and tribes with an elegant… more
  • Mahle Behr attains continental Kaizen recognition
    Nov 13, 2020 Buzz

    Mahle Behr attains continental Kaizen recognition

    Mahle Behr Pty was recognised as one of the continent's top Kaizen performers at the Africa Kaizen Annual Conference (AKAC) in September which was held virtually. Mahle Behr, selected to represent South Africa after being crowned National… more
  • BMW Group sets new standards for driving simulation.
    Nov 12, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group sets new standards for driving simulation

    #NEXTGen 2020 offers exclusive insights before the new Driving Simulation Centre starts work Most progressive and diversified installation of its type in the automotive industry Ideal simulation tools for every phase of vehicle development… more
  • Toyota C-HR amplified with new GR SPORT model
    Nov 12, 2020 Motoring

    Toyota C-HR amplified with new GR SPORT model

    Toyota Motors Europe has revealed exciting additions to the acclaimed C-HR crossover for European markets. Launched in 2016 and positioned as a dynamic crossover combining extravagant looks with the handling prowess to match - yet delivering… more
  • Honda Quest: Day 2 to 6 Round
    Nov 12, 2020 Buzz

    Honda Quest: Day 2 to 6 Round

    The last few days have seen the contestants settling in and navigating their way through this tough competition. Jason Bryden sadly suffered a fracture on his lower left leg. We wish him a speedy recovery. Day 2 saw the contestants been thrown… more
  • Hypermotion 2021 will be held alongside Automechanika Frankfurt.
    Nov 12, 2020 Buzz

    Hypermotion 2021 will be held alongside Automechanika Frankfurt.

    The next Hypermotion is being brought forward to September 2021, when it will talk place alongside Automechanika Frankfurt for the first time – over the first three days of the event from 14 to 16 September 2021. This creates numerous synergies… more
  • FMF Newsletter 11 November 2020
    Nov 12, 2020 Buzz

    FMF Newsletter 11 November 2020

    FMF update The FMF has been hard at work researching the impact of the lockdown, especially the impact of regulations on poorer South Africans. Read our report on work done here. New FMF article Ideal time to push ahead with health-care reforms… more
  • SAICA honours the late Mr. Kimi Makwetu
    Nov 12, 2020 Buzz

    SAICA honours the late Mr. Kimi Makwetu

    It was with deep sadness that the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) heard of the passing of Mr. Kimi Makwetu, the outgoing Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) and a respected chartered accountant for many years. Mr.… more
  • The first ever BMW iX
    Nov 12, 2020 Motoring

    The first ever BMW iX

    A vision is turning into reality, as the BMW Vision iNEXT becomes the BMW iX. With a year still to go before its market launch at the end of 2021, the BMW Group is providing a first look ahead to the future BMW iX, which is currently still in… more
  • The Future of Mobility unpacked at Hypermobility
    Nov 12, 2020 Buzz

    The Future of Mobility unpacked at Hypermobility

    Less than a week to go! As technology advances, innovations in mobility solutions are created. The innovation challenges brought by the impact of COVID-19 on Future Mobility Solutions are taking place worldwide opening doors to new mobility… more
  • Join the Virtual Manufacturing Indaba Conference: Conference registration free
    Nov 11, 2020 Buzz

    Join the Virtual Manufacturing Indaba Conference: Conference registration free

    We would like to inform you that after consultation with industry partners and taking into account the latest government guidelines and regional travel restrictions, we have decided to host the 2020 Manufacturing Indaba as a virtual event. The… more
  • Steel industry: AMSA loses bid for 120% safeguard duties
    Nov 11, 2020 Buzz

    Steel industry: AMSA loses bid for 120% safeguard duties

    by Gerhard Papenfus During the course of June 2020, AMSA applied for import duty protection of 120% on certain long products. NEASA opposed the application. Many companies contributed towards costs in this regard and we express our sincere… more
  • Elkem receives project support for increased utilization of hydrogen
    Nov 11, 2020 Buzz

    Elkem receives project support for increased utilization of hydrogen

    Elkem has been awarded NOK 4.4 million in support from Enova to develop technology that has the potential to enable new green value chains based on unused hydrogen from the company's silicon production in Bremanger, Norway. Elkem has a surplus… more
  • World champions on the cusp of history ahead of Bahrain 8 Hours
    Nov 11, 2020 Motorsport

    World champions on the cusp of history ahead of Bahrain 8 Hours

    World GT Manufacturers’ champions chase more accolades in WEC finale Three Aston Martin Pro Vantage GTE drivers vie for World Endurance title Victory would crown Aston Martin’s most successful season since 1959 Lynn replaced by Westbrook in #97… more
  • Violence in labour arena
    Nov 11, 2020 Buzz

    Violence in labour arena

    by Jaco Swart Dear employer The recent reports of two transport companies, Bogdans and Elf Transport, closing down due to alleged violence, destruction of property and intimidation by employees, has again cast the spotlight on an increasing… more
  • Name change for the National Road Safety Partnership
    Nov 11, 2020 Buzz

    Name change for the National Road Safety Partnership

    By Samantha Greathead The Global Road Safety Partnership in South Africa has undergone a name change to the National Road Safety Partnership (NRSP). Importantly, the NRSP will retain its close ties to the international GRSP from where the… more
  • The Mahindra KUV100 NXT is the country’s most budget-friendly compact crossover
    Nov 11, 2020 Motoring

    The Mahindra KUV100 NXT is the country’s most budget-friendly compact crossover

    KUV100 NXT keeps budget-beating momentum from 2019 report New #XPREZ panel van brings value-for-money range to SA businesses The Mahindra KUV100 NXT remains the cost-king of the compact crossovers. The 2020 AA-Kinsey Report, which is compiled… more
  • Virtual to Reality: How Ford Turns Data Into the Vehicle on Your Driveway
    Nov 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Virtual to Reality: How Ford Turns Data Into the Vehicle on Your Driveway

    Ford’s investment in simulations and simulators around the world has been revolutionizing the way they have been developing vehicles in recent years The South African built Ford Ranger was designed and developed in Australia with a multitude of… more
  • Unilateral implementation of suspension of TERS benefits
    Nov 11, 2020 Buzz

    Unilateral implementation of suspension of TERS benefits

    Open Letter 10 November 2020 Minister Thulas Nxesi Minister of Employment and Labour Dear Honourable Minister Unilateral implementation of suspension of TERS benefits The abovementioned matter refers. It has been reported that you informed… more
  • Clariant playing a leading role in supporting the coatings industry to phase out lead in paints
    Nov 11, 2020 Buzz

    Clariant playing a leading role in supporting the coatings industry to phase out lead in…

    Last fortnight marked the eighth International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, an initiative of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint, jointly led by the UN Environment Programme and the World Health Organization, intended to draw… more
  • 2020 SAPICS Conference, renew your membership attend for free!
    Nov 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    2020 SAPICS Conference, renew your membership attend for free!

    23 & 24 November 2020 A phenomenal speaker line up, who are the leading supply chain experts The event is designed to offer practical and relevant information by providing you with excellent education presentations, case studies, panel… more
  • Weird and wonderful driving facts from around the world
    Nov 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Weird and wonderful driving facts from around the world

    As Zuto compiled the data in their study analysing over 190 countries to find out how practical and theory exams vary around the world, and which countries have the easiest and most difficult tests... they also stumbled upon some pretty bizarre… more
  • Toyota Fortuner – More Luxury, More Style, More Features
    Nov 11, 2020 Motoring

    Toyota Fortuner – More Luxury, More Style, More Features

    Without fear of overstatement, the Toyota Fortuner is one SUV that definitely needs no introduction – it has firmly entrenched itself in the local marketplace and has been a runaway success since its inception way back in 2006. Now in its… more
  • EU investors cagey about BBBEE
    Nov 11, 2020 Buzz

    EU investors cagey about BBBEE

    written by Bekezela Phakathi Published in BusinessDay on 05 November 2020 Parts of the article have been highlighted by EmpoweringSA's Media Department EU investors have expressed concern about SA’s black empowerment policies, saying the cost… more
  • Test drive robbery - Be cautious when selling your car privately
    Nov 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Test drive robbery - Be cautious when selling your car privately

    Lockdown has had a major effect on the finances of many South African households. To reduce expenses, some households will consider selling their car, particularly if it is a second vehicle and doesn’t get much use, or to downgrade. Often, the… more
  • Metair announces the appointment of Riaz Haffejee as incoming CEO
    Nov 11, 2020 Buzz

    Metair announces the appointment of Riaz Haffejee as incoming CEO

    Metair, a leading international manufacturer, distributor and retailer of energy storage solutions and automotive components, today announced the appointment of Mr Riaz Haffejee as CEO of the Group with effect from 1 February 2021, succeeding… more
  • motus.cars offers a new way of shopping for your next vehicle
    Nov 10, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    motus.cars offers a new way of shopping for your next vehicle

    Motus aims to revolutionise the South African vehicle shopping experience with the launch of a dedicated website, motus.cars. It will offer all the cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles available from 246 Motus dealerships at a single,… more
  • MiX Telematics helps Pindulo VDM gain greater control of their fleet
    Nov 10, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    MiX Telematics helps Pindulo VDM gain greater control of their fleet

    Pindulo VDM pride themselves in being able to offer their clients tailor-made solutions across various industries. With more than 400 vehicle combinations at their disposal, they are able to provide intelligent logistics and transport… more
  • Tips for buying a pre-owned vehicle
    Nov 10, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Tips for buying a pre-owned vehicle

    Expert advice from Faan Van der Walt, the CEO of WeBuyCars. Looking for a quality vehicle without the higher price? Buying a used car ticks both boxes, but many consumers question if they will be taken for a ride or if this route makes sense.… more
  • The Lightstone Confidence Indicator - Positive activity returning to motor industry, but recovery at least 12 months away
    Nov 10, 2020 Buzz

    The Lightstone Confidence Indicator - Positive activity returning to motor industry, but…

    The automotive industry will take more than a year to recover from the negative impact of Covid-19 and the lockdowns. That’s according to more than 2 600 respondents across the motor industry who participated in the Lightstone Confidence… more
  • Big franchise brands are not better during the Covid-19 pandemic
    Nov 10, 2020 Buzz

    Big franchise brands are not better during the Covid-19 pandemic

    Smaller franchises show agility in response to market demand The weaknesses inherent in franchised businesses and the health of relationships between franchisor and franchisees are being revealed as the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds. Excessive… more
  • Motus launches motus.cars website
    Nov 10, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Motus launches motus.cars website

    Motus plans on shaking up the new and pre-owned car buying experience with a significant investment in their new website, motus.cars. This platform ties together all the Motus business entities in one digital location, simplifying the online… more
  • Aston Martin Vantage GT4 extends British GT title success
    Nov 10, 2020 Motorsport

    Aston Martin Vantage GT4 extends British GT title success

    Aston Martin Vantage storms to three 2020 British GT4 titles AMR Academy racers Dan Vaughan and Jamie Caroline win drivers’ crown TF Sport retains British GT4 teams’ and drivers’ titles at Silverstone Vantage GT4 has won seven major domestic… more
  • Change of leadership at BMW Group South Africa
    Nov 10, 2020 Buzz

    Change of leadership at BMW Group South Africa

    Tim Abbott to leave the company by end of 2020. Peter van Binsbergen assumes responsibility as new CEO BMW Group South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa per 1 January 2021. From 1 January 2021, Peter van Binsbergen will assume the role of CEO BMW… more
  • RFA Labour Indaba Tackles Industry Challenges
    Nov 10, 2020 Buzz

    RFA Labour Indaba Tackles Industry Challenges

    After its highly successful début on the Road Freight Association events calendar last year, the RFA Labour Indaba is back – and even better! The Programme for this year’s Indaba covers a number of labour-related challenges that truckers are… more
  • SupaCup title decided by 0.003 of a second and one championship point
    Nov 10, 2020 Motorsport

    SupaCup title decided by 0.003 of a second and one championship point

    Bradley Liebenberg takes 2020 Global Touring Cars SupaCup title Jeffrey Kruger wins both races on the day Liebenberg claimed pole position by 0.003 of a second One championship point made all the difference In only its first season as a South… more
  • Renewable energy’s role in rebuilding our economy
    Nov 10, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Renewable energy’s role in rebuilding our economy

    The world has seen significant progress being made toward lowering the cost of solar and wind generation, with new low and zero-carbon generation solutions being deployed every day. While much has been said about how renewables will help to… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 09 November 2020 (June, July, Aug and Sep)
    Nov 10, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 09 November 2020 (June, July, Aug and Sep)

    16% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/TERS monies. Of the 84% of employers who received payment, only 76% were paid in full. 26% of employers still haven’t received their July UIF/TERS monies. Of the 74% of employers who… more
  • A logo to express the spirit of Stellantis
    Nov 10, 2020 Buzz

    A logo to express the spirit of Stellantis

    Peugeot S.A. ("Groupe PSA") and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. ("FCA") (NYSE: FCAU / MTA: FCA) today reveal the logo of Stellantis, the new group that will result from their 50:50 merger. The logo symbolises the rich heritage of Stellantis’… more
  • THE TIRE COLOGNE 2021: #B-SAFE4business - Koelnmesse shows how it is done
    Nov 09, 2020 Buzz

    THE TIRE COLOGNE 2021: #B-SAFE4business - Koelnmesse shows how it is done

    In an exemplary trade fair, Koelnmesse is demonstrating hygiene and social distancing measures that comply with the Corona Protection Ordinance In order to also enable trade fairs like THE TIRE COLOGNE 2021 with a physical presence and thus a… more
  • The Economic Regulation of Transport Bill (B1-2020) should be abandoned
    Nov 09, 2020 Buzz

    The Economic Regulation of Transport Bill (B1-2020) should be abandoned

    The Economic Regulation of Transport Bill (B1-2020) published for public comment is problematic across three broad areas. It unnecessarily and unjustifiably expands the extent and potential scope of government interference in the transport… more
  • 2020 SEMA Battle of the Builders® names Brady Ranweiler as top builder
    Nov 09, 2020 Buzz

    2020 SEMA Battle of the Builders® names Brady Ranweiler as top builder

    1963 Custom Chevrolet Wagon Takes Home Top Prize The SEMA Battle of the Builders® concluded Friday, Nov. 6, during SEMA360, where Brady Ranweiler was named the winner of the annual competition. As per competition rules, the Top 12 finalists… more
  • SEMA360 Highlights: November 06, 2020
    Nov 09, 2020 Buzz

    SEMA360 Highlights: November 06, 2020

    SEMA Industry Awards Announced at Special Celebration Although unable to celebrate in-person in Las Vegas, hundreds of viewers watched on the SEMA Show YouTube Channel as the SEMA Awards Celebration took place online. 2020 SEMA Battle of the… more
  • Red Star to settle close-fought HRSA championships
    Nov 09, 2020 Motorsport

    Red Star to settle close-fought HRSA championships

    The 2020 Historic racing South Africa season is poised for a cracking season finale at the Red Star Raceway Saturday 14 November. Both the Universal Healthcare Pre-’81 Historic Saloons and the Charlie's SuperSpar title races are poised on a… more
  • Several outsiders in with Grand Final seat chances
    Nov 09, 2020 Motorsport

    Several outsiders in with Grand Final seat chances

    The 2020 South African Rotax Max Challenge karting championship may have wrapped up at Killarney a few weeks back, but the national team to race in the Rotax Max Grand Finals ‘Olympics of Karting’ in Portimao, Portugal in January, is still far… more
  • Electric mobility in new spheres: The first electrified wingsuit flight, powered by BMW i.
    Nov 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Electric mobility in new spheres: The first electrified wingsuit flight, powered by BMW i

    Through a cooperation with BMW i and Designworks, Austrian professional base jumper and skydiver Peter Salzmann fulfils the dream of flying in a most innovative way – electric drive and newly designed wingsuit increase speed and flying time –… more
  • Sponsors step up for the Integrated Reporting Awards 2020
    Nov 09, 2020 Buzz

    Sponsors step up for the Integrated Reporting Awards 2020

    For over 20 years, the Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa (CGISA) has partnered with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) to host the Integrated Reporting Awards. The Awards aim to encourage transparent financial and… more
  • Historic spirit and a modern look: a refresh for the FCA Heritage Officine Classiche
    Nov 09, 2020 Motoring

    Historic spirit and a modern look: a refresh for the FCA Heritage Officine Classiche

    The certification and restoration atelier is being expanded and completely refreshed, fully in line with the corporate identity of FCA Heritage, to pay tribute to the legendary history of Mirafiori – its home since 2015. Each one of its spaces… more
  • Shoprite Zambia celebrates 25th birthday with generous give-aways
    Nov 09, 2020 Buzz

    Shoprite Zambia celebrates 25th birthday with generous give-aways

    Twenty-five winners drive away with brand new single cab Isuzu D-MAX pick-ups Shoprite Zambia celebrated its 25th birthday 2 November) in the country with great generosity. The retailer handed over 25 red single cab Isuzu D-MAX pick-ups to 25… more
  • Tyre Talk with Continental #1: Developing the perfect tyre
    Nov 09, 2020 Buzz

    Tyre Talk with Continental #1: Developing the perfect tyre

    Tyres are the critical point of contact between your vehicle and the road The development of a tyre is a process of resolving conflicting interests of wet and dry grip, durability, noise and rolling resistance All Continental tyres undergo… more
  • The first Automechanika talk: The impact of the coronavirus on the aftermarket
    Nov 09, 2020 Buzz

    The first Automechanika talk: The impact of the coronavirus on the aftermarket

    The new ‘Automechanika – Let’s talk business’ series of talks brings together key international players, associations and supporters from the automotive aftermarket to discuss pressing topics. The first talk took place on 30 October as a… more
  • Highlights from the digital Hypermotion 2020 programme
    Nov 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Highlights from the digital Hypermotion 2020 programme

    Networking of the mobility and logistics industries is more important than ever. Due to the current situation, the multimodal networking and innovation platform Hypermotion is taking place on 10 and 11 November as a purely digital event.… more
  • Experience Peace of Mind this Holiday with Ford’s Complimentary Vehicle Check
    Nov 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Experience Peace of Mind this Holiday with Ford’s Complimentary Vehicle Check

    All Ford customers are encouraged to make use of the pre-holiday vehicle check at their local Ford dealer Vehicles that have been parked for long periods due to COVID-19 might encounter additional problems The pre-holiday check-up is… more
  • ABB and BI extend partnership to include high-efficiency IE3 motors
    Nov 09, 2020 Buzz

    ABB and BI extend partnership to include high-efficiency IE3 motors

    Low-voltage IE3 motors from ABB Africa will now be distributed by leading supplier Bearings International (BI). This is an extension of the existing partnership between the two companies, with BI already a distributor of ABB Dodge gearboxes. BI… more
  • Release of new version of SKF Authenticate App 2.0 for smartphones
    Nov 09, 2020 Buzz

    Release of new version of SKF Authenticate App 2.0 for smartphones

    You are all aware that “Product Authenticity Verification” is one of the main ways we support our customers to ensure they buy and use only genuine SKF products. SKF “Authenticate App” helps customers to send required photos easily to SKF for… more
  • Bentley Motors outlines Beyond100 strategy, targeting sustainable luxury mobility leadership
    Nov 09, 2020 Motoring

    Bentley Motors outlines Beyond100 strategy, targeting sustainable luxury mobility…

    Bentley aims to be end-to-end carbon neutral by 2030, with Crewe operations climate positive thereafter Confirms move to full electrification – PHEV or BEV only by 2026 By 2030, switching entire model range to battery electric vehicles Two new… more
  • Compact Sports Cars in Peak Form: The New Audi TT RS range
    Nov 09, 2020 Motoring

    Compact Sports Cars in Peak Form: The New Audi TT RS range

    New front end and redesigned rear wing with side winglets. Award-winning five-cylinder: 2.5 TFSI engine with 294 kW and 480 Nm. Available in a Coupé and Roadster offering as part of the update Audi TT RS range. Now with an even more dynamic… more
  • Industry connects in first-ever SEMA360
    Nov 06, 2020 Buzz

    Industry connects in first-ever SEMA360

    Online platform brings manufacturers and buyers together for live interaction and quality meetings A resilient specialty equipment industry continues to converge at www.sema360.com to conduct much-needed business in preparation for a successful… more
  • SEMA industry awards announced at special celebration
    Nov 06, 2020 Buzz

    SEMA industry awards announced at special celebration

    Myles Kovacs named 2020 SEMA Person of the Year Brendan McGrath named 2020 SEMA Gen-III Innovator of the Year Redline Detection selected 2020 SEMA Manufacturer of the Year SEMA, the trade association representing the $46.2 billion automotive… more
  • Isuzu wins the Overall Manufacturer of the Year Award
    Nov 06, 2020 Buzz

    Isuzu wins the Overall Manufacturer of the Year Award

    Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) was recently named as the Overall Manufacturer of the Year at the 2020 Southern African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (SAVRALA) Manufacturer of the Year (MOTY) Awards. Isuzu scooped the Gold Award… more
  • MasterDrive launches NOCELL
    Nov 06, 2020 Buzz

    MasterDrive launches NOCELL

    The solution to reducing distracted driving As we look back on USA’s National Safety Council’s international distracted driving awareness month, how successful has each of us been in not using our phones behind the wheel? Additionally, were you… more
  • Jenson Button returns to the wheel of a McLaren as customer racing teams challenge for GT titles at Silverstone
    Nov 06, 2020 Motorsport

    Jenson Button returns to the wheel of a McLaren as customer racing teams challenge for GT…

    Jenson Button returns to the wheel of a McLaren this weekend in final round of 2020 British GT Championship 2009 Formula 1 World Champion will compete in McLaren 720S GT3, partnering Jenson Team Rocket RJN co-owner, Chris Buncombe Jenson Team… more
  • Exploring the Volvo P1800 Cyan
    Nov 06, 2020 Motoring

    Exploring the Volvo P1800 Cyan

    The Volvo P1800 Cyan is the result of thousands of engineering and design hours, creating a car that represents Cyan Racing's philosophy of how a sports car from the sixties merged with modern day performance should be. The car has been… more
  • TRUMPF and SICK develop the first industrial quantum sensor
    Nov 06, 2020 Buzz

    TRUMPF and SICK develop the first industrial quantum sensor

    Cooperation agreement on development of industrial quantum sensor signed // Successful functional test of the world’s first quantum optical sensor for serial production // First sensors in industrial use from 2021 // Experts estimate total… more
  • Improved battery technology vital to renewables market
    Nov 06, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Improved battery technology vital to renewables market

    According to a report by the International Energy Agency, renewable energy will make up almost half of sub-Saharan Africa’s power generation growth by 2040. The uptake is largely because of improved technology, greater regulations promoting… more
  • Uncertain times increasing importance of Hypermobility Conference
    Nov 06, 2020 Buzz

    Uncertain times increasing importance of Hypermobility Conference

    The uncertainty in the global business world caused by COVID-19 does not seem to be easing with many countries in Europe facing renewed lockdowns as the second wave of the virus rocks economies. All these developments have direct and indirect… more
  • Quote or estimate from your mechanic – know the difference
    Nov 06, 2020 Buzz

    Quote or estimate from your mechanic – know the difference

    So you have put off your car service for as long as possible during lockdown and now those car repairs cannot be ignored any longer. “Repairing a car can be a costly exercise so it’s always helpful to know what you are in for before the repair… more
  • Day Zero
    Nov 06, 2020 Buzz

    Day Zero

    A day of travel and wonderment with a great reveal at the end. Yesterday was the necessary liaison from last night’s gathering place in the Western Cape to the start line of the 2020 Honda Quest just outside the old mining and frontier town of… more
  • SEMA360 Highlights: November 05, 2020
    Nov 06, 2020 Buzz

    SEMA360 Highlights: November 05, 2020

    Join SEMA’s Industry Awards Celebration Tonight! Leaders, celebrities and icons will gather to create the first-ever online SEMA Industry Awards celebration, scheduled for tonight (Thursday, November 5) at 6:00 p.m. (PST). SEMA Tech Transfer… more
  • Covid-19: TERS Benefits allegedly suspended
    Nov 05, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS Benefits allegedly suspended

    We have previously communicated that the TERS benefits, for selected categories of employees, has been extended to 15 November, in line with the extension of the National State of Disaster. This communication was based on a gazette published on… more
  • SEMA announces Top 12 Battle of the Builders® at SEMA360
    Nov 05, 2020 Buzz

    SEMA announces Top 12 Battle of the Builders® at SEMA360

    Winner to be named during SEMA360 on Friday, Nov. 6 The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) today announced the Top 12 builders in the seventh annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition, the event that determines the builder the… more
  • H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO at  DP World
    Nov 05, 2020 Buzz

    Messe Frankfurt’s Hypermotion and DP World announce global partnership

    From local port operator to global smart logistics company: Today, DP World is a leading provider of end-to-end logistics solutions and one of the world’s largest port operators – and now Global Partner of Messe Frankfurt’s Hypermotion events.… more
  • Bentley Motors – accelerating the journey to electrification
    Nov 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Bentley Motors – accelerating the journey to electrification

    Beyond100 presentation to reveal Bentley’s electrification ambitions Thursday 5 November at 16:00 GMT live from a fully operational Bentley factory in Crewe, England Streamed live on the Bentley Newsroom Register at… more
  • When Stress Levels Get Too High, Leave the City and Go Off-Road!
    Nov 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    When Stress Levels Get Too High, Leave the City and Go Off-Road!

    Cape Town and Johannesburg rank among the 100 busiest cities in the world for motorists Driving stresses can cause health complications, tension and poor judgement Ford uses International Stress Awareness Day to recommend off-roading as a means… more
  • FMF Newsletter 4 November 2020
    Nov 05, 2020 Buzz

    FMF Newsletter 4 November 2020

    FMF update The FMF has been hard at work researching the impact of the lockdown, especially the impact of regulations on poorer South Africans. Read our report on work done here. New FMF article Economic freedom of Mauritius explains its… more
  • SEMA360 Highlights: November 04, 2020
    Nov 05, 2020 Buzz

    SEMA360 Highlights: November 04, 2020

    Day 3: 5 Feature Vehicles From SEMA360 Builder’s Showcase More than 300 builders entered some of their latest creations, and you can see them throughout the week at the SEMA360 Builder Showcase page. West Coast Customs 24-Hour Build Truck to… more
  • Goodyear launches new OTR tyre for Long Haul Fleets
    Nov 05, 2020 Buzz

    Goodyear launches new OTR tyre for Long Haul Fleets

    The RH-4A+ is Goodyear’s best haulage tyre for long hours to removal in hard rock underfoot conditions The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announces its newest addition to its off-highway large haulage product line, the RH-4A+, engineered to… more
  • Understanding bodyshop networks in a consolidating market
    Nov 05, 2020 Buzz

    Understanding bodyshop networks in a consolidating market

    Today’s collision industry is facing several disruptive trends. These are fundamentally changing its structure, shifting workflow and impacting revenue. Bart De Groof, Axalta’s Commercial Director of Refinish for Europe, Middle East and Africa,… more
  • High Performance, High Build, Hysheen.
    Nov 05, 2020 Buzz

    High Performance, High Build, Hysheen.

    Road and runway markings play a crucial role in keeping the users of these surfaces safe. The markings offer direction and help keep motor vehicles and aeroplanes on course. Of course, road and runway surface markings do need to be clearly… more
  • Volvo Trucks Starts Local LNG Testing
    Nov 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo Trucks Starts Local LNG Testing

    Volvo Trucks Southern Africa has brought in two Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) trucks to be used for local testing. These gas-powered trucks have specifically been developed for heavy regional and long-haul operations. "Many of our customers… more
  • Changing lives in the automotive aftermarket sector in Soshanguve
    Nov 05, 2020 Buzz

    Changing lives in the automotive aftermarket sector in Soshanguve

    The lives of eight talented and enthusiastic young women who have recently completed, or soon to complete their Motor Mechanical Trade Qualification at Kgabo Cars in Soshanguve are soon about to change as they enter the next stage of their… more
  • Fiat New 500 and Alfa Romeo Stelvio, monarchs of Design in Germany
    Nov 05, 2020 Motoring

    Fiat New 500 and Alfa Romeo Stelvio, monarchs of Design in Germany

    The allure of Italian design has won over the readers of the prestigious German magazine “Auto Motor und Sport”. As part of the “Autonis” competition, they have awarded titles to the Fiat New 500, FCA’s first full-electric, and to the Alfa… more
  • TERS payments inexplicably stopped by Minister of Employment and Labour
    Nov 05, 2020 Covid-19

    TERS payments inexplicably stopped by Minister of Employment and Labour

    On Friday, 30 October 2020, the Minister of Employment and Labour unexpectedly announced that the TERS benefits for employees who are still unable to attend work, due to the Covid-19 Level 1 lockdown regulations, will cease on 15 September… more
  • Sam says it feels like home
    Nov 05, 2020 Buzz

    Sam says it feels like home

    The Toyota Corolla Sedan is flipping notions of what cars in this segment should be, on its head. So much attention and detail is put into creating a car of ultimate comfort and luxury that you cannot quickly forget the Corolla Sedan. Add the… more
  • Champions Choose ATI!
    Nov 05, 2020 Buzz

    Champions Choose ATI!

    Bryan Worner - Won the 2020 NHRA Super Stock title using an ATI Treemaster Converter. Chris Rini - Carolina Xtreme Pro Mod Champion Vince Fourcade - Carolina Xtreme Top Sportsman Champ At the NHRA Dodge Nats in Las Vegas, we had an "All ATI"… more
  • SEMA reveals Battle of the Builders® top 40 at SEMA360
    Nov 04, 2020 Buzz

    SEMA reveals Battle of the Builders® top 40 at SEMA360

    Top 12 finalists to be announced on SEMA360 on Wednesday, November 4 The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced the Top 40 builders in the SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition. Battle of the Builders is a competition to… more
  • Lotus partners with the UK’s most creative photographers to celebrate Muse Global Design Award for Evija
    Nov 04, 2020 Buzz

    Lotus partners with the UK’s most creative photographers to celebrate Muse Global Design…

    Exclusive new images of the Evija all-electric hypercar released Each shot by a different photographer, specially invited to a private photoshoot at Duke of London Lotus celebrates as the Evija wins at the 2020 MUSE Global Design Awards See and… more
  • Luc Donckerwolke back at Hyundai Motor Group
    Nov 04, 2020 Buzz

    Luc Donckerwolke back at Hyundai Motor Group

    The Hyundai Motor Group has appointed Luc Donckerwolke to a new company position of Chief Creative Officer (CCO) as he resumes his career as executive vice president at the Group. Donckerwolke, whose office will be located at the Hyundai Motor… more
  • Day Minus One
    Nov 04, 2020 Buzz

    Day Minus One

    And so the 3rd edition of Honda Quest starts exactly where it’ll end, the gorgeous Kaleo Guest Farm nestled up against the Cedarberg in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The contestants are busy making their way through to this little… more
  • Connected Cars: Technology for a modern lifestyle on the go
    Nov 04, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Connected Cars: Technology for a modern lifestyle on the go

    The latest connected-car technology integrates drivers into their environment and embeds the car into their daily lives. Mobility and connectedness are now irrevocably intertwined in a way that caters to everyday human needs writes Tarryn… more
  • Digital, innovative, different: the BMW Group is presenting #NEXTGen 2020 digitally at https://www.bmw.com/NEXTGen.
    Nov 04, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Digital, innovative, different: the BMW Group is presenting #NEXTGen 2020 digitally at…

    The BMW Group’s #NEXTGen 2020 platform will present the development of the new BMW iNEXT as it progresses towards its world premiere in a fun docutainment format. Further world premieres from MINI and BMW Motorrad. Extraordinary insights into… more
  • FAW and BHL succeed during tough economic times
    Nov 04, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    FAW and BHL succeed during tough economic times

    A true success story The FAW Group was first established on African soil in 1992 in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania where it facilitated the assembly and distribution of vehicles in East Africa. In 1994 FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (Pty) Ltd was… more
  • SEMA360 Highlights: November 03, 2020
    Nov 04, 2020 Buzz

    SEMA360 Highlights: November 03, 2020

    Roland Hence Named Winner of 2020 SEMA Launch Pad The young entrepreneur wins a prize package of more than $10,000. Day 2: 5 Top Feature Vehicles From SEMA360 Builder’s Showcase More than 300 builders entered some of their latest creations, and… more
  • Alain Mathuren, Communication Director at FuelsEurope, during the expert talk on the topic of ‘E-fuels’.
    Nov 04, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Automechanika is launching a new series of expert talks on alternative fuels: ‘Energy 4…

    Be it hydrogen, electricity, biofuels or synthetically produced fuels – the new ‘Energy 4 Mobility’ expert talk series being launched by the organisers of Automechanika focuses on the topic of which alternative fuels will be powering our… more
  • Buying a pre-owned vehicle is a logical choice for a first-time buyer
    Nov 04, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Buying a pre-owned vehicle is a logical choice for a first-time buyer

    For many young professionals, driving your own car means independence and the ability to thrive in the working environment. But at the same time, the idea of accumulating more debt on top of the student debt you may already have, may seem a… more
  • The new Renault Trafic Combi and Renault Spaceclass: a new experience even more enjoyable
    Nov 04, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The new Renault Trafic Combi and Renault Spaceclass: a new experience even more enjoyable

    The New Renault Trafic, in its Combi and SpaceClass versions, unveils a dynamic design with a more expressive front, a new Rouge Carmin shade and an optimized interior. Latest generation driving aids and the Renault EASY LINK multimedia system… more
  • Toyota records its highest passenger sales for 2020
    Nov 04, 2020 Motoring

    Toyota records its highest passenger sales for 2020

    Fortuner: 1 349 Starlet: 1 102 Corolla Family of Cars: 1 024 Total Toyota Passenger: 5 755 The introduction of Toyota Starlet to the South African market has already shaken things up in the local passenger segment. Recently launched towards the… more
  • Join the manufacturing conversation: Revitalising and growing manufacturing
    Nov 04, 2020 Buzz

    Join the manufacturing conversation: Revitalising and growing manufacturing

    Join the Manufacturing Conversation at no cost, taking place at the upcoming Manufacturing Indaba on the 9 – 10 December 2020. The virtual Manufacturing Indaba Conference will discuss key issues critical to supporting the development of… more
  • Roland Hence named winner of 2020 SEMA Launch Pad
    Nov 04, 2020 Buzz

    Roland Hence named winner of 2020 SEMA Launch Pad

    Young Entrepreneur Wins Prize Package Over $10,000 Roland Hence, founder and director of FrontLane, Inc., was named winner of the eighth annual SEMA Launch Pad, presented by the SEMA Young Executives Network (YEN). The announcement was made… more
  • Mazda 100th Anniversary Special Edition Series cars arrive in South Africa
    Nov 03, 2020 Motoring

    Mazda 100th Anniversary Special Edition Series cars arrive in South Africa

    Mazda Motor Corporation has celebrated its 100th Anniversary on the 30th of January this year. As part of this remarkable accomplishment, Mazda Motor Corporation is producing a Special Edition Series on the full Mazda Range. These special… more
  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2021 steps into a new automotive industry era
    Nov 03, 2020 Buzz

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2021 steps into a new automotive industry era

    In recent years, Vietnam’s automotive industry has grown at an average annual rate of 20 to 30 percent[1]. The improvement to corporate governance, foreign trade and investment, and relationships with international markets through bilateral… more
  • Incremental gains for new vehicle sales, but still way down on pre-Covid numbers
    Nov 03, 2020 Motoring

    Incremental gains for new vehicle sales, but still way down on pre-Covid numbers

    Major supply issues across significant Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) brands due to Covid-19 restrictions, coupled to the run out of certain key models, resulted in a 22.6% reduction in light commercial vehicle volume on dealer floors. “Demand… more
  • SEMA360 opens for business
    Nov 03, 2020 Buzz

    SEMA360 opens for business

    Day One of online trade event opens with thousands of eager attendees Thousands of industry professionals logged onto www.sema360.com on Nov. 2 to take part in the first day of SEMA360 , a five-day online trade-only event where attendees from… more
  • By Phil Lewis, Infor VP Solution Consulting EMEA
    Nov 03, 2020 Buzz

    The Opportunity Quadrant: Four Parts to Industry 4.0 Success

    Many manufacturers are entering Industry 4.0 with technology systems and business processes better suited for a bygone era. Today, Industry 4.0 is forcing manufacturers to take a comprehensive look at how their operations are equipped to… more
  • Charnel Hattingh, Head: Marketing and Communications for Fidelity Services Group
    Nov 03, 2020 Buzz

    Another tracking company comments on new high end car scam

    Fidelity SecureDrive has added its voice to other major vehicle tracking companies reports this week about a new car theft scam in South Africa that appears to be targeting high-end cars. Charnel Hattingh, Head: Marketing and Communications for… more
  • SEMA best new products named, featured in SEMA360
    Nov 03, 2020 Buzz

    SEMA best new products named, featured in SEMA360

    The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced the industry’s Best New Products Award winners, with the products featured this week in the inaugural SEMA360 online trade event. The winners, which are selected from more than 2,200… more
  • MINI Electric celebrates the 80th anniversary of the superhero
    Nov 03, 2020 Buzz

    MINI Electric celebrates the 80th anniversary of the superhero "The Flash" during Lucca…

    MINI celebrates the superhero "The Flash" during Lucca Changes 2020, the new edition of the international fair dedicated to comics, gaming, animation and fantasy, took place from October 29 to November 1st with a rich cultural programme only… more
  • Localisation supermarket takes stock
    Nov 03, 2020 Buzz

    Localisation supermarket takes stock

    The Localisation Supermarket - both a physical showcase and online catalogue of automotive components that are currently imported and for which Tier 1 suppliers are seeking local alternatives - is giving impetus to the South African Automotive… more
  • Hate stopping for petrol? There’s a new app for that
    Nov 03, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Hate stopping for petrol? There’s a new app for that

    If filling up your car is one of your least favourite chores, you can avoid it by using a smartphone app that will bring the petrol pump right to your car. Bringing fuel direct to you is the idea behind Refuel, a new app which delivers a full… more
  • Pirelli tyres tailor made for Rivian deliver silence on board and low rolling resistance
    Nov 03, 2020 Buzz

    Pirelli tyres tailor made for Rivian deliver silence on board and low rolling resistance

    SPECIAL VERSIONS OF SCORPION TYRE RANGE CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR R1T, THE FIRST ELECTRIC PICKUP TRUCK IN THE WORLD, AND R1S, THE ELECTRIC SUV. RIV IS THE DEDICATED MARKING THAT WILL IDENTIFY PIRELLI’S TYRES FOR RIVIAN; ELECT MARKINGS WILL… more
  • Dario Busi is the 2020 Oettinger Polo Cup champion
    Nov 03, 2020 Motorsport

    Dario Busi is the 2020 Oettinger Polo Cup champion

    Youngster Leyton Fourie wins Race 1 Chris Shorter dominates 40-minute long Race 2 Busi’s seventh and fourth place finishes respectively earns him the 2020 Oettinger Polo Cup title Clinton Bezuidenhout finishes second on the points table… more
  • Toyota comes out on top in bruising PE GTC, SA GT drivers star abroad
    Nov 03, 2020 Motorsport

    Toyota comes out on top in bruising PE GTC, SA GT drivers star abroad

    In a relatively quiet South African race weekend, Toyota came out on top in a dramatic Extreme Festival in Port Elizabeth. Kelvin van der Linde also opened up his ADAC GT Masters title advantage at the Lausitzring and David Perel came oh so… more
  • Steel industry: AMSA’s arrogance and the DTIC’s naivety KNOWS NO BOUNDS
    Nov 03, 2020 Buzz

    Steel industry: AMSA’s arrogance and the DTIC’s naivety KNOWS NO BOUNDS

    During the course of 2015, after a visit to then-President Zuma by the owner of ArcelorMittal International, the steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, the DTI made a 180-degree about-turn in respect of its approach towards South Africa’s sole primary… more
  • Ford Ranger, Figo and Fiesta Shine in 2020 AA-Kinsey Report on Parts Pricing
    Nov 03, 2020 Buzz

    Ford Ranger, Figo and Fiesta Shine in 2020 AA-Kinsey Report on Parts Pricing

    Ford Ranger 2.0 Single Turbo XLT has the lowest cost of replacement parts in the popular double cab segment, and overall second-lowest parts basket as a percentage of selling price in the 2020 survey Ford Figo 1.5 Trend has lowest parts basket… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 02 November 2020 (June, July, Aug and Sep)
    Nov 03, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 02 November 2020 (June, July, Aug and Sep)

    18% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/TERS monies. Of the 82% of employers who received payment, only 78% were paid in full. 25% of employers still haven’t received their July UIF/TERS monies. Of the 75% of employers who… more
  • Imperial invests in and partners with Lori Systems to expand its cutting-edge e-logistics technology solutions across Africa
    Nov 03, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial invests in and partners with Lori Systems to expand its cutting-edge e-logistics…

    Imperial, an African and European-focused provider of integrated market access and logistics solutions, announced an investment in and partnership with Lori Systems to expand its cutting-edge e-logistics technology solutions across Africa. This… more
  • naamsa October 2020 new vehicle stats - “Not out of the woods yet”
    Nov 03, 2020 Buzz

    naamsa October 2020 new vehicle stats - “Not out of the woods yet”

    New vehicle sales in South Africa are slowly picking up but not at 2019 levels yet. We are not out of the woods yet. While vehicle exports are making a steady comeback, we remain cautiously anxious about the reports of a COVID-19 second wave… more
  • An open letter to Mmusi Maimane
    Nov 02, 2020 Buzz

    An open letter to Mmusi Maimane

    Dear Mr Maimane Last month you published a letter to ‘dear white South Africans’, of which I happen to be one. You thereby played the race card, so I hope you won’t mind if I do the same. I am, however, writing to you rather than to ‘dear black… more
  • Tough weekend for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s GTC crews in Port Elizabeth
    Nov 02, 2020 Motorsport

    Tough weekend for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s GTC crews in Port Elizabeth

    Round 2 of the 2020 GTC championship, shortened due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, brought a tough challenge for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s Michael van Rooyen (#95) and Mandla Mdakane (#21). The two GTC Toyota Corolla drivers found themselves… more
  • Audi welcomes a new Head of the brand in South Africa
    Nov 02, 2020 Buzz

    Audi welcomes a new Head of the brand in South Africa

    Sascha Sauer, is the new Head of Audi South Africa. Audi South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Sascha Sauer as the new Head of Audi Africa. Sascha will lead the local helm of the Four Rings, as the successor to Trevor Hill.… more
  • Automotive Industry In Victoria Set To Reopen
    Nov 02, 2020 Buzz

    Automotive Industry In Victoria Set To Reopen

    The automotive industry in metropolitan Melbourne will reopened on 28 October after the government of Victoria moved the region to step three on its pathway to ‘COVID Normal’ for work, education and living. The decision means the automotive… more
  • Consistency the name of the game in SACCS Special Vehicle Category as all new champions emerge
    Nov 02, 2020 Motorsport

    Consistency the name of the game in SACCS Special Vehicle Category as all new champions…

    The Special Vehicle Category of the 2020 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) produced great action during the season despite the challenges it faced due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. As this category is mostly supported by… more
  • Massive SA estate collector car auction set for December
    Nov 02, 2020 Motoring

    Massive SA estate collector car auction set for December

    More than 140 classic and collectable cars – including a selection of rare vehicles from the world’s largest private collection of Mercedes Benz motors representing six decades of German automotive design and engineering – goes under the hammer… more
  • Carbon Copy #2. The Latest From Blackstone TEK
    Nov 02, 2020 Buzz

    Carbon Copy #2. The Latest From Blackstone TEK

    Carbon Copy is the official mouthpiece of Blackstone TEK, makers of the best carbon fibre high-performance products in the world. Read our latest newsletter below and learn more about our brand here in our freshly-made corporate.… more
  • How can we dig ourselves out of this hole?
    Nov 02, 2020 Buzz

    How can we dig ourselves out of this hole?

    Renzo Servadei “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor… more
  • Fuel prices set for November drop
    Nov 02, 2020 Buzz

    Fuel prices set for November drop

    Fuel prices are set for more reductions in November due to a slightly firmer Rand and softer international petroleum prices. This is according to the Automobile Association, which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released… more
  • First global, digital meeting point for the logistics industry
    Nov 02, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    First global, digital meeting point for the logistics industry

    Transport logistic exhibitions start Global Webinar Day 2020 The transport logistic exhibitions, the transport logistic and the air cargo cluster of Messe München, is launching a new purely digital and global platform. At Global Webinar Day… more
  • The 5th largest exporting sector navigates the turbulence towards mobility 4.0
    Nov 02, 2020 Buzz

    The 5th largest exporting sector navigates the turbulence towards mobility 4.0

    The automotive industry is an important industrial sector in South Africa and its continuity is crucial to the future industrial and economic landscape of the country. On 18 November 2020, HyperMobility in partnership with naamsa and in… more
  • Farmer Hennie Alberts (left) from Merweville and dealer principal of Motus Isuzu Kimberley, Hannes Joubert (right) and his wife, Michelle (middle).
    Nov 02, 2020 Buzz

    Isuzu helps farmers survive drought

    The drought in South Africa has threatened the livelihood of many farmers. Isuzu, in partnership with non-profit organisation, Farmers Assist South Africa and truck dealer Motus Isuzu Isando, have worked together to reduce the impact of the… more
  • The Ferrari Roma wins 2020 Car Design Award
    Nov 02, 2020 Motoring

    The Ferrari Roma wins 2020 Car Design Award

    The Ferrari Roma has won the Production Cars category of the prestigious Car Design Award, which ran from 1984 to 1997 before being relaunched in its current form in 2016. The remote 2020 prize-giving ceremony was held today on the Car Design… more
  • Specialist workshops form part of 2020 Hypermobility Conference
    Nov 02, 2020 Buzz

    Specialist workshops form part of 2020 Hypermobility Conference

    Three streams of specialist workshops will make up the afternoon programme at the Hypermobility 2020 virtual conference which takes place on Wednesday, November 18, following a plenary session in the morning which will consist of keynote… more
  • Alfa Romeo extends partnership with Sauber Motorsport for 2021 Formula One season
    Nov 02, 2020 Motorsport

    Alfa Romeo extends partnership with Sauber Motorsport for 2021 Formula One season

    Alfa Romeo and Sauber Motorsport extend partnership for the 2021 Formula One World Championship. At the 2020 Imola Grand Prix, the C39 race car will showcase a celebratory livery designed by the Alfa Romeo Centro Stile. Alfa Romeo and Sauber… more
  • Bentley Motors: Beyond100 revealed
    Nov 02, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Bentley Motors: Beyond100 revealed

    Bentley to outline Beyond100 strategic vision during special online presentation Streamed live on the Bentley Newsroom –bentleymedia.com/livestream Thursday 5 November at 16:00 GMT Register at bentleymedia.com/livestream to participate in live… more
  • Bio-Based Platform Chemicals Market Expected to Grow at CAGR of 12.67% during 2020-2023
    Nov 02, 2020 Buzz

    Bio-Based Platform Chemicals Market Expected to Grow at CAGR of 12.67% during 2020-2023

    Bio-based platform chemicals represent a group of twelve building block chemicals which are derived from natural origin or biomass such as trees, plants, and animals. They can be produced from sugar via biological conversions and are important… more
  • It's Your Chance - See What ZF Technical Training is All About And Meet Giuseppe Iatarola
    Oct 30, 2020 Buzz

    It's Your Chance - See What ZF Technical Training is All About And Meet Giuseppe Iatarola

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  • BodyShop News Australia November 2020 Edition Out Now
    Oct 30, 2020 Buzz

    BodyShop News Australia November 2020 Edition Out Now

    The latest issue of BodyShop News Australia is now available. If you are on our mailing list, the magazine is on its way to you now. If not, you can click here to sign up for a free subscription. Click on the button below to read it online now.… more
  • Three Things to Have Ready Prior to SEMA360
    Oct 30, 2020 Buzz

    Three Things to Have Ready Prior to SEMA360

    By Della Domingo SEMA360 participants who are registered and approved for the online event, taking place November 2–6, will receive login information beginning Friday, October 30. Users will be able to login immediately to update their profiles… more
  • Robert Bosch Brits apprentices qualify
    Oct 30, 2020 Buzz

    Robert Bosch Brits apprentices qualify

    With increasing pressure to close the skills gap and provide much-needed jobs, artisans are an essential resource in developing and closing the unemployment gap and curbing the lack of technical skills in the country. Robert Bosch South… more
  • The cost of city survival – collaboration!
    Oct 29, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The cost of city survival – collaboration!

    This year, World Cities day (31 October 2020) is about ‘valuing our communities and cities’ – and many can agree that the message comes at such a critical time. Cities form an important part of the global economy and serve as the engines of… more
  • Seeing it Before Hearing it: How NVH Simulations Give Ford Vehicles Outstanding Comfort and a Unique Driving Experience
    Oct 29, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Seeing it Before Hearing it: How NVH Simulations Give Ford Vehicles Outstanding Comfort…

    Refining NVH is critical to give Ford customers the safest and best cabin experience NVH improvement can be done on simulators during the development stages Switching from the combustion engines we are familiar with, to electric also poses a… more
  • SA needs more jobs, not social grant beneficiaries
    Oct 29, 2020 Buzz

    SA needs more jobs, not social grant beneficiaries

    written by Gerbrandt van Heerden Published in The Daily Friendon 28 October 2020 Parts of the article have been highlighted by EmpoweringSA's Media Department Rather than creating wealth, South Africa has been stuck for the past decade in… more
  • MTBPS – The iceberg is in sight: are we on the right course?
    Oct 29, 2020 Buzz

    MTBPS – The iceberg is in sight: are we on the right course?

    The Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, delivered his much anticipated Medium-term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on Wednesday, 28 October 2020. The tip of the iceberg – what we know It has been said that the visible tip of the iceberg is only… more
  • Ctrack Freight & Transport Index returns its best quarter yet
    Oct 29, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Ctrack Freight & Transport Index returns its best quarter yet

    The South African Logistics sector has just completed its strongest ever quarter of growth to date. As often happens the biggest decline was followed by the highest growth. With September being the end of the third quarter, Statistics SA is… more
  • Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 29 October 2020 (June, July, Aug and Sep)
    Oct 29, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS-funding/UIF: Survey 29 October 2020 (June, July, Aug and Sep)

    18% of employers still haven’t received their June UIF/TERS monies. Of the 82% of employers who received payment, only 79% were paid in full. 27% of employers still haven’t received their July UIF/TERS monies. Of the 73% of employers who… more
  • Toyota is also SA’s #1 brand for parts’ affordability
    Oct 29, 2020 Buzz

    Toyota is also SA’s #1 brand for parts’ affordability

    Toyota takes first place in the 2020 Kinsey Report Toyota has again emerged from the Automobile Association’s authoritative Kinsey Report as the automotive brand with South Africa’s most affordable parts pricing. With one exception, Toyota… more
  • Ford hosts Transport Month Webinar
    Oct 29, 2020 Buzz

    Ford hosts Transport Month Webinar

    South African drivers are facing many challenges as they traverse the roads during the time of COVID-19. From challenges to road safety to the need to re-accustom yourself to driving after months away from the traffic of your daily commute,… more
  • SEMA360 Update
    Oct 29, 2020 Buzz

    SEMA360 Update

    After months of being apart, the automotive aftermarket industry is preparing to come together next week for SEMA360, the new online event taking place Nov. 2-6. SEMA360 is open only to the industry and not to the general public, and will… more
  • Continental Cross Contact Extreme E tyre: capable of mastering even the most exceptional challenges
    Oct 29, 2020 Buzz

    Continental Cross Contact Extreme E tyre: capable of mastering even the most exceptional…

    How one of the most robust tyres of all time was developed What makes tyres for electric vehicles different from their conventional counterparts An interview with Anuj Jain, tyre developer at Continental responsible for the Continental… more
  • Ground-breaking study charts future of EVs in SA
    Oct 29, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Ground-breaking study charts future of EVs in SA

    Is South Africa ready for electric vehicles (EVs)? A study released in October reveals some fascinating insight into the future of these vehicles in the country. AutoTrader – the biggest digital automotive marketplace in South Africa - and… more
  • Hypermotion 2020 becomes a purely digital event
    Oct 29, 2020 Buzz

    Hypermotion 2020 becomes a purely digital event

    Hypermotion, which would have been Messe Frankfurt's first hybrid event at the Frankfurt exhibition grounds from 10 to 12 November, will be purely digital due to the rapidly increasing number of infections. The community can look forward to… more
  • Electromobility and the future of the MINI model range.
    Oct 29, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Electromobility and the future of the MINI model range.

    Expansion of electric mobility and sustainable mobility New MINI models in the crossover and premium compact segment Strengthening the market position in China through local production of vehicles from 2023 The British premium automobile… more
  • The SENTECH Hackathon is a clarion call for innovators to “hack” the future
    Oct 29, 2020 Buzz

    The SENTECH Hackathon is a clarion call for innovators to “hack” the future

    As part of its Research and Innovation strategy, SENTECH is breaking down the time continuum barriers and hacking into the future with the #SENTECHHackTheFutureChallenge. The company is calling on all talented and innovative minds in the fields… more
  • Postponed: 2020 Motul Roof of Africa
    Oct 29, 2020 Motorsport

    Postponed: 2020 Motul Roof of Africa

    Following consultations this week with representatives of the Lesotho Government and the Lesotho Sports and Recreation Commission (LSRC), Live Lesotho has been advised that Lesotho will remain in a level 3 lockdown indefinitely. This decision… more
  • 2020 AA-Kinsey Report shows vehicle parts are getting more expensive
    Oct 28, 2020 Buzz

    2020 AA-Kinsey Report shows vehicle parts are getting more expensive

    The AA-Kinsey Report released today shows that although some vehicle parts have dropped, on the whole prices are up from 2019 and are running above the government-stated inflation rate. “Motoring has become more expensive, certainly from a… more
  • Steel industry: AMSA vs the steel downstream: Macsteel takes ITAC to court
    Oct 28, 2020 Buzz

    Steel industry: AMSA vs the steel downstream: Macsteel takes ITAC to court

    The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) is the Government’s arm that deals with the implementation of duties. Macsteel, one of South Africa’s most prominent role players in the Steel Industry, has lodged an application in the… more
  • Retail Motor Industry Organisation says NUMSA statement inaccurate and misleading
    Oct 28, 2020 Buzz

    Retail Motor Industry Organisation says NUMSA statement inaccurate and misleading

    Commenting on a media statement from NUMSA yesterday, and subsequent protest marches today, Jan Schoeman, Chief Operating Officer of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), said that contrary to the statement issued by NUMSA, the RMI… more
  • Work pressure threatening safety
    Oct 28, 2020 Buzz

    Work pressure threatening safety

    As the economy recovers from the consequences of lockdown, employees are facing more pressure than ever before to make up for lost time and play their role in their organisation’s recovery. Conversely, their clients face similar pressures and… more
  • Corolla Hatch - Spec Updates Heat up the Product Offering
    Oct 28, 2020 Motoring

    Corolla Hatch - Spec Updates Heat up the Product Offering

    First launched in 2019, the Toyota Corolla Hatch ushered in a new chapter for Corolla, one where arresting good looks, a dynamic drive and unrivalled refinement featured in the key notes. In March 2020, the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) active… more
  • Less than 1 week to SEMA360
    Oct 28, 2020 Buzz

    Less than 1 week to SEMA360

    Word on the Street While attending in-person events is still risky in this unprecedented year, SEMA360 offers the automotive aftermarket industry a way to connect. Taking place 100% online during the first week of November, SEMA360, is where… more
  • Delphi Technologies’ coated brake discs provide longer lasting corrosion protection than competition
    Oct 28, 2020 Buzz

    Delphi Technologies’ coated brake discs provide longer lasting corrosion protection than…

    Independent testing shows a significant increase in corrosion resistance, with the Delphi Technologies’ disc lasting nearly 700 hours longer than leading OE and aftermarket brands. The additional protection, which represents significantly more… more
  • Financial and mental wellbeing
    Oct 28, 2020 Buzz

    Financial and mental wellbeing

    The month of October has been declared Mental Health Awareness Month with the objective of not only educating the public about mental health but also to reduce the stigma and discrimination that people with mental illness are often subjected… more
  • Covid-19: The lockdown narrative in its entirety is deceitful
    Oct 28, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: The lockdown narrative in its entirety is deceitful

    Written by Stacey Rudin Published in the American Institute for Economic Research on 19 October 2020 Parts of the article have been highlighted by EmpoweringSA's Media Department The third month of 2020 came with a friendly governmental FYI:… more
  • Mitsubishi ambassador scores for the most vulnerable
    Oct 28, 2020 Buzz

    Mitsubishi ambassador scores for the most vulnerable

    Henrico House cares for abandoned and abused children MMSA ambassador Jaco Peyper supports this project Public can help One of Mitsubishi Motors South Africa’s ambassadors who has a little more time on his hands after the excitement of last… more
  • Autonomous vehicle simulations can now be validated on public roads in the UK for the first time
    Oct 28, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Autonomous vehicle simulations can now be validated on public roads in the UK for the…

    rFpro collaborates with WMG, University of Warwick, to significantly accelerate the development of autonomous vehicles Correlation in the real-world enables rapid simulation to be exploited further New highly-accurate digital-twins of public… more
  • Changing the employment mindset freelancing during Covid-19
    Oct 28, 2020 Covid-19

    Changing the employment mindset freelancing during Covid-19

    Daniel Kibel, Co-Founder of CM Trading shares a few thoughts on self-employment during the pandemic. “As the COVID situation continues to unfold, financial resources remain quite stretched for many companies. A cross-section of organisations… more
  • Steel Industry: Conducting your business with the DUTIES-SWORD hanging over your head (yet another testimony)
    Oct 28, 2020 Buzz

    Steel Industry: Conducting your business with the DUTIES-SWORD hanging over your head…

    How does the import duties affect your business? (click here to share your experience) Below is another testimony from one of our members Dear Gerhard You have been running with this testimonials campaign now probably for more than a month. It… more
  • Forgeline and Dymag selected by SSC as the wheel of choice for world’s fastest production vehicle
    Oct 27, 2020 Buzz

    Forgeline and Dymag selected by SSC as the wheel of choice for world’s fastest production…

    Forgeline and Dymag, co-developed wheel of choice for the world’s “Fastest Production Vehicle”, the SSC Tuatara, with a top speed recorded of 331mph. The morning of Saturday, October 10, the team at SSC North America, along with acclaimed… more
  • SEMA360 unites global automotive aftermarket industry
    Oct 27, 2020 Buzz

    SEMA360 unites global automotive aftermarket industry

    Thousands of attendees from throughout the world prepare to connect with manufacturers from multiple market segments in the automotive specialty equipment industry The automotive specialty equipment industry typically gathers during the first… more
  • CNN and Hyundai Motor Company embark on a new campaign exploring innovations in transport and mobility
    Oct 27, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    CNN and Hyundai Motor Company embark on a new campaign exploring innovations in transport…

    CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) and Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) are partnering on a cross-platform campaign that explores how innovation will change the way we will live in the future. In this exclusive global partnership, CNN will… more
  • Hyundai’s all-new Grand i10 is solid, stylish and comes with a full package of features
    Oct 27, 2020 Motoring

    Hyundai’s all-new Grand i10 is solid, stylish and comes with a full package of features

    An all-new, fresh version of Hyundai’s biggest seller in South Africa has arrived with style and flair, roominess, a comprehensive list of features and road manners that belies its compact size. The new Grand i10 really is a small car with a… more
  • What’s needed to prove serious injury to the RAF
    Oct 27, 2020 Buzz

    What’s needed to prove serious injury to the RAF

    The RAF only pays out for general damages for pain and suffering if you have a serious injury, so if you want to claim general damages after being seriously injured in a road accident, you need to know what is required to prove serious injury… more
  • Automechanika expands its online programme for an international audience with a new talk series for industry and trade: ‘Let’s Talk Business’
    Oct 27, 2020 Buzz

    Automechanika expands its online programme for an international audience with a new talk…

    A new English-language talk series is being launched under the Automechanika brand in late October: ‘Let’s Talk Business’. In the first talk on 30 October, leading international suppliers will be getting together to discuss the impact of the… more
  • Quarterly review of business conditions: new motor vehicle manufacturing industry / automotive sector: 3rd quarter 2020
    Oct 27, 2020 Buzz

    Quarterly review of business conditions: new motor vehicle manufacturing industry /…

    naamsa’s quarterly review of business conditions for the South African motor vehicle manufacturing industry, during the third quarter of 2020, as submitted to the Director-General, Department of Trade, Industry and Competition. Industry vehicle… more
  • Clark completes low-lift truck series with Li-Ion technology with further models
    Oct 27, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Clark completes low-lift truck series with Li-Ion technology with further models

    The right truck for every application Following the market launch of the pedestrian low-lift pallet truck WPio20 and the PPXsio20 low-lift pallet truck with folding driver's platform, Clark is now presenting two further electric low-lift trucks… more
  • The wrong motor body repairer can put a dent in your pocket
    Oct 27, 2020 Buzz

    The wrong motor body repairer can put a dent in your pocket

    An accident can leave your car (and pocket) wrecked or with only minor damage. Either way, you will more than likely need the services of a reputable motor body repairer to get your car back in shape. Richard Green, national director of the… more
  • Free Covid-19 training for safe workplaces
    Oct 27, 2020 Covid-19

    Free Covid-19 training for safe workplaces

    As companies return to work, the threat of Covid-19 has not lessened and OH&S precautions are still essential to avoid resurgence of infections. IAcademy, the online division of Infinity Academy and Unischool, is offering a free online course… more
  • Personalised, portable content in one place
    Oct 27, 2020 Buzz

    Personalised, portable content in one place

    Digitization is changing industries and opening up new possibilities. We now have a wealth of information from a multitude of sources at our fingertips. But is it reliable? Having fast access to a trustworthy source for product details and… more
  • SEIFSA recruitment drive: beware the snake in the grass
    Oct 27, 2020 Buzz

    SEIFSA recruitment drive: beware the snake in the grass

    Dear Steel Industry employer SEIFSA has been touting an information session aimed at demonstrating, to an unsuspecting audience, the benefits of being affiliated to SEIFSA. Click here to view. No doubt these purported benefits would include… more
  • Hi-Q – South Africa’s No.1 for 10 out of the last 11 years
    Oct 27, 2020 Buzz

    Hi-Q – South Africa’s No.1 for 10 out of the last 11 years

    ‘The one you can trust’ has once again been voted the winner of the Tyre Retail Outlet Category in the 2020/2021 Ask Afrika Icon Brands Survey. For those keeping score, that would be the 10th year out of the last 11 that Hi-Q has received this… more
  • NSK initiatives combat counterfeit bearing manufacture
    Oct 27, 2020 Buzz

    NSK initiatives combat counterfeit bearing manufacture

    As a respected and coveted manufacturer of premium bearings, NSK has long been the victim of unscrupulous counterfeiters. Looking to cheat both the OEM and the user, those producing fake bearings will stop at little to deceive purchasers and… more
  • Handling of Covid-19 scandal constitutes Crimes Against Humanity
    Oct 27, 2020 Covid-19

    Handling of Covid-19 scandal constitutes Crimes Against Humanity

    by Dr Reiner Fuellmich Dr. Fuellmich provides clear and rational analysis of today's worldwide psychological manipulation applications in the Covid-19 context. more
  • Covid-19: TERS payment survey
    Oct 27, 2020 Covid-19

    Covid-19: TERS payment survey

    NEASA has, since the introduction of the TERS payments scheme, continuously conducted a survey among employers to determine the percentage of claims paid by TERS. However, over time, the number of unpaid claims for the periods of April and May… more
  • Thrilling racing, 2020 title cliffhangers in the Free State
    Oct 27, 2020 Motorsport

    Thrilling racing, 2020 title cliffhangers in the Free State

    The past weekend's Bloemfontein's double header Cannabis Energy SA National Motocross Championship finale delivered thrilling title cliffhangers and nine new South African Motocross Champions. Tristan Purdon is the 2020 SA MX1 champion, David… more
  • I-CAR Gold Class Awarded To Total Collision Repairs
    Oct 27, 2020 Buzz

    I-CAR Gold Class Awarded To Total Collision Repairs

    I-CAR Australia has announced that Total Collision Repairs in Airport West, Victoria, has achieved I-CAR Gold Class status. “I-CAR has been instrumental in enabling our employees to achieve and continue to achieve such high training standards,”… more