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  • Japanese philosophy impacts positively in South Africa
    Jul 17, 2019 Buzz

    Japanese philosophy impacts positively in South Africa

    "Kaizen" is Japanese for "continuous improvement", achieved through introducing simple yet significant initiatives that add value to the workplace. The philosophy originated in Japan's Meiji Era when the country reconsidered its political and… more
  • Opinion Piece: AMSA’s 2000 job cuts and the ongoing steel industry woes are self inflicted
    Jul 17, 2019 Buzz

    Opinion Piece: AMSA’s 2000 job cuts and the ongoing steel industry woes are self…

    The potential loss of 2000 jobs at Arcelor Mittal South Africa (AMSA) is receiving much media attention. That is justifiably so; every job lost has a huge adverse effect on the individual, even more so in the current declining job market.… more
  • Camp Jeep® 2019: Jeep and Mopar brands joined forces for a record-breaking edition
    Jul 17, 2019 Buzz

    Camp Jeep® 2019: Jeep and Mopar brands joined forces for a record-breaking edition

    Last weekend the most important event of the Jeep® Owners Group (J.O.G.) took place in San Martino di Castrozza, Italy. Eco-sustainable: the Camp Jeep area was set up using 100 cubic metres of tree trunks totalling 250 tons of wood, all sourced… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 16 July 2019
    Jul 17, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 16 July 2019

    MasterTips: How to share the roads with farm equipment Farm equipment is something every person has encountered on the roads. Moving around farm equipment can be dangerous if not done correctly. This is how to safely move around farm equipment.… more
  • H1 2019 WORLDWIDE SALES RESULTS: Groupe Renault maintains its market share in the first half of the year in a sharply declining market
    Jul 17, 2019 Motoring

    H1 2019 WORLDWIDE SALES RESULTS: Groupe Renault maintains its market share in the first…

    Groupe Renault resists with volumes down 6.7% in a global market down 7.1% and maintained a market share of 4.4% with 1,938,579 vehicles sold. The Group confirmed its product offensive in the second half of the year with the launches of New… more
  • TransUnion Joins Forces with FirstCheck to Launch SA’s First Consumer-Focused Vehicle Checking App
    Jul 16, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    TransUnion Joins Forces with FirstCheck to Launch SA’s First Consumer-Focused Vehicle…

    Car buyers can spot any hidden faults in their next purchase with a full-pedigree check Buying a car may not only cause distress, but it can also hurt a consumer’s pocketbook when the right checks aren’t completed. To this end, TransUnion and… more
  • Audi's Q-model retail campaign recognized with an APEX Award
    Jul 16, 2019 Motoring

    Audi's Q-model retail campaign recognized with an APEX Award

    Audi's non-traditional approach to brand building has been awarded with an advertising effectiveness award, this time in the retail space The Q-model retail campaign featuring Nomzamo Mbatha offered stand out value for the premium automotive… more
  • ETC must bepart ofsolving e-tolls
    Jul 16, 2019 Buzz

    ETC must bepart ofsolving e-tolls

    Following Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula’s announcement during his portfolio budget vote debate,Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) company would like, together with SANRAL, to engage with the government appointed task team to make… more
  • Is your diesel vehicle under-performing or refusing to start during the winter?
    Jul 16, 2019 Buzz

    Is your diesel vehicle under-performing or refusing to start during the winter?

    Owners of diesel-powered vehicles may notice an issue starting their cars or experience under-performance during a cold snap, especially where temperatures drop below -7°C for several hours. What causes this phenomenon and what can vehicle… more
  • The New Renault DUSTER TECHROAD is set to raise the ever-tough DUSTER Model range to new heights
    Jul 16, 2019 Motoring

    The New Renault DUSTER TECHROAD is set to raise the ever-tough DUSTER Model range to new…

    The launch of the All-New Renault Duster SUV, in October 2018, has been a resounding success with a 50% increase in Duster sales. The New Duster range was complemented by the introduction of the much-anticipated Renault Duster 4x4 earlier this… more
  • Continental wins design complaint against Heuver Bandengroothandel B.V.
    Jul 16, 2019 Buzz

    Continental wins design complaint against Heuver Bandengroothandel B.V.

    In its ruling of December 2018, the Hamburg Regional Court confirmed that certain Aeolus-branded tires infringe an EU design patent of Continental. Continental had filed a complaint in 2016 concerning Aeolus truck tires (Aeolus ATR 33 and Neo… more
  • 2020 Autotrader South African Car of the Year jurors announced
    Jul 16, 2019 Buzz

    2020 Autotrader South African Car of the Year jurors announced

    The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) today announced the Jury and Trainee Jury members for the 2020 AutoTrader South African Car Of The Year. The criteria for Jury eligibility includes: All candidates must be members in good… more
  • Petrol up, diesel down, as oil, Rand do battle
    Jul 16, 2019 Buzz

    Petrol up, diesel down, as oil, Rand do battle

    While the Rand has won ground against the US dollar in July, international oil prices have increased, offsetting the Rand's gains. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited monthly fuel price data… more
  • Vuyiseka Nyembezi, (right) Isuzu Motors South Africa Internal Communication and PR Officer and Ali Sablay, (left) Gift of the Givers Western and Eastern Cape Project Manager help distribute food parcels to the community of Rocklands near Uitenhage. Behind them are Gift of the Givers volunteers, Trudy Nel (middle) and Lizette Ferreira.
    Jul 15, 2019 Buzz

    SA's hardest working bakkies now also working for a cause

    When Isuzu Motors South Africa says there's work to do, they mean it. The company handed over three Isuzu D-MAX bakkies to the humanitarian organisation, Gift of the Givers. Known as South Africa's hardest working bakkies, the vehicles set off… more
  • From left to right: Lucian Jantjies, National Sales Leader for Axalta in South AfricaJohannes Fischermann, Business Manager for Axalta in RSA & Sub-Sahara Africa Irene Parker, Customer Service, Sales Support, Supply Chain Leader for Axalta in South Africa Georg Tautz, Business Director for Axalta in Central Europe, Greater Turkey and Sub-Sahara Africa Hannes Kloppers, Country Business Leader for Axalta in South Africa
    Jul 15, 2019 Buzz

    Axalta Opens New State-of-the-Art Refinish Customer Training Center in Midrand

    Company Further Commits to South African Refinish Market Following Opening of New Refinish Facility at Same Location Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, on 12 July 2019, announced the official opening of a new,… more
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Jul 15, 2019 Buzz

    Quality of workshops under scrutiny

    “There is no longer a divide between what a dealership can offer you and what an independent workshop can,” says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA). He says the scales are balancing and consumers are… more
  • Alfa Romeo Tonale concept wins Auto Express' Readers' Choice Award
    Jul 15, 2019 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo Tonale concept wins Auto Express' Readers' Choice Award

    Tonale wins Readers' Choice Design Award 2019 The Tonale was revealed to the public at the Geneva motor show in March and made its UK debut at last week's Goodwood Festival of Speed The Alfa Romeo Tonale concept has been honoured with the… more
  • South Africa's most popular SUVs
    Jul 15, 2019 Motoring

    South Africa's most popular SUVs

    The global popularity of sports utility vehicles (SUVs) has been well documented; they’ve become the darlings of automotive buyers. Last year, a whopping 29.77 million SUVs were sold, 6.8% up on 2017, placing this vehicle category in the number… more
  • National cross country competitors to triumph on the banks of the Vaal river at the SACCS Season finale
    Jul 15, 2019 Motorsport

    National cross country competitors to triumph on the banks of the Vaal river at the SACCS…

    After five tough events and more than 2 800 kilometres of gruelling cross country racing in South Africa and Botswana, the final round of the 2019 South African National Cross Country Series, (SACCS) will take competitors, crews and supporters… more
  • The Imperial Logistics' team with Jacky Chanrai (front left) at the opening of the new world-class eye hospital in Abuja, Nigeria
    Jul 15, 2019 Buzz

    Imperial Logistics helps bring eye care to the people of Nigeria

    Imperial Logistics Limited, through its Worldwide Healthcare business in Nigeria and in partnership with the esteemed Tulsi Chanrai Foundation, is honoured to be contributing to the establishment of world-class eye hospital in Abuja. The… more
  • Vuyiseka Nyembezi, Isuzu Motors South Africa Internal Communication and PR officer hands over trucks to Ali Sablay, Gift of the Givers Western and Eastern Cape Project Manager.
    Jul 15, 2019 Buzz

    Isuzu Supports Drought Relief in Makhanda

    ISUZU Motors South Africa this week delivered two water tank trucks to the disaster relief organisation, Gift of the Givers, to help with the water crisis in Makhanda (Grahamstown). Gift of the Givers Director of Strategic Planning Badr Kazi… more
  • Volkswagen opened three new Literacy Centres housed at schools in KwaNobuhle on Friday morning. Celebrating at the opening event were (from left) Shumikazi Sibhozo, principal of Vuba Primary School, Dan Mavikela, principal of Noninzi Luzipho Primary School, Superintendent General of the Eastern Cape Department of Education Themba Kojana, Volkswagen Group South Africa Chairman and Managing Director Thomas Schaefer, and Victor Jonas, principal of James Ntungwana Primary School. Photo: Sandy Coffey
    Jul 15, 2019 Buzz

    Volkswagen opens three Literacy Centres to benefit KwaNobuhle learners

    Literacy Centres opened at James Ntungwana, Vuba and Noninzi Luzipho Primary schools in KwaNobuhle Volkswagen operates five Literacy Centres to improve literacy among learners under the age of 10 Reaffirming its commitment to eradicating… more
  • African show for General Aviation sector off to a flying start at Wonderboom National Airport.
    Jul 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    African show for General Aviation sector off to a flying start at Wonderboom National…

    The launch of the inaugural African Show for General Aviation, AERO South Africa, welcomed over 4200 visitors to Wonderboom National Airport last weekend. The 3-day event was presented by Messe Frankfurt South Africa in partnership with Messe… more
  • DENSO and Toyota Agree to Establish a Joint Venture for Research and Advanced Development of Next-generation, In-vehicle Semiconductors
    Jul 12, 2019 Buzz

    DENSO and Toyota Agree to Establish a Joint Venture for Research and Advanced Development…

    Accelerating R&D to create future mobility DENSO Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation today agreed to establish a joint venture* for research and advanced development of next-generation, in-vehicle semiconductors. The two companies will… more
  • Three myths busted when it comes to saving on your short-term insurance
    Jul 12, 2019 Buzz

    Three myths busted when it comes to saving on your short-term insurance

    As July is National Savings Month, it’s a time to reflect on your budget looking at where you are spending and where you could save more. Thinking you can cut costs on your insurance, however, is a potentially common misconception. “If you… more
  • Thomsons Towing built on the back of Tata Trucks
    Jul 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Thomsons Towing built on the back of Tata Trucks

    Thomson's Towing and Panelbeaters, based in White River, Mpumalanga, owes much of its success to the hardworking Tata trucks in its growing fleet. An Automobile Association partner, the company currently operates six Tata trucks comprising Tata… more
  • It's time to take a new look at OPEL!
    Jul 12, 2019 Motoring

    It's time to take a new look at OPEL!

    Opel's Grandland X just got Grander with an Increased Warranty & Additional Specifications! Now all new Grandland X models come with an exceptional 5 Years / 150 000 km Warranty as standard, giving you true peace-of-mind motoring - from Opel!… more
  • The T-Cross - Volkswagen's most connected car
    Jul 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The T-Cross - Volkswagen's most connected car

    Volkswagen's connectivity solution will debut with the launch of the new T-Cross later this year VW Connect dataplug offers Volkswagen customers an easy retrofit car connectivity solution Pre-sales of the T-Cross open from 15 July Volkswagen's… more
  • Mr Victor Radebe, founder of the not-for-profit Mobility Centre for Africa (MCA)
    Jul 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    SA must grow next generation of data, AI scientists

    South Africa must grow the next generation of data and AI scientists in the transport sector and rewrite the rule book for future mobility. This is according to Mr Victor Radebe, founder of the not-for-profit Mobility Centre for Africa (MCA)… more
  • Alfa Romeo GP Tipo 159 Alfetta at F1 British GP
    Jul 12, 2019 Motorsport

    Alfa Romeo GP Tipo 159 Alfetta at F1 British GP

    To celebrate the victory of the first GP in the history of F1, which ran at Silverstone on May 13th, 1950, Alfa Romeo brings on the English racetrack the GP Tipo 159 "Alfetta", the evolution of the 158 that Nino Farina drove to win the first… more
  • KBK double-girder suspension cranes
    Jul 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    KBK light crane systems – flexible and affordable

    Super light, highly flexible and affordable, Demag’s KBK Light Crane Systems are easily adaptable to customers’ individual lifting requirements. Launched 50 years ago, they have been perfected over time and with their modular system can be… more
  • The real cost of car theft and accidents - It pays to mitigate your risk
    Jul 12, 2019 Buzz

    The real cost of car theft and accidents - It pays to mitigate your risk

    While insurance is an essential aspect of recovering financially from a vehicle theft or accident, there are still unexpected costs you may not have planned for, and some which you cannot attach a monetary value to. “The best advice is to… more
  • Jan Schoeman, Chief Operations Officer, RMI
    Jul 12, 2019 Buzz

    Ethical business in the motor sector – it’s a two-way street, says RMI

    “Doing the right thing even when no one is watching. This is the crux of what the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) believes ethical business best practice should be based on,” says Jan Schoeman, Chief Operations Officer, RMI. He adds,… more
  • Auto mechanic Mzwandile Optel, Filpro managing director Bonnie Magada, ECDC senior manager for enterprise development Mpumi Fundam and mechanic Sifiso Mbi.
    Jul 11, 2019 Buzz

    R2 Million product training programme for 300 Mdantsane (East London) auto mechanics…

    Automotive sector enterprise development company Filpro today kicked off a R2 million support programme aimed at growing the competitiveness of 137 informal automotive mechanics in Mdantsane outside East London. In total 300 people including… more
  • The 100% street legal Mopar configuration enhances Wrangler's capability
    Jul 11, 2019 Motoring

    The 100% street legal Mopar configuration enhances Wrangler's capability

    One of the major features at Camp Jeep will be the new Jeep Wrangler 1941 designed by Mopar. On display in the dedicated Mopar area, there will be two vehicles featuring this 100% street legal configuration - a 4-door Sahara with Ocean Blue… more
  • Inside the All-new Audi Q8: bringing technology to life
    Jul 11, 2019 Motoring

    Inside the All-new Audi Q8: bringing technology to life

    The brand-new Audi Q8, which recently arrived on South African shores, exemplifies progress and industry-leading innovation in a thrilling package, combining the elegance of a four-door luxury coupé with the versatile convenience of a large… more
  • Giving back feels good
    Jul 11, 2019 Buzz

    Giving back feels good

    "Be the change that you wish to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi. These words rang true when Haval Motor Southern Africa commenced their second leg of the 2019 Haval Outreach expedition. The first week was about the cars and the scenery that… more
  • DSM and Briggs Automotive Company announce collaboration on new Mono R supercar
    Jul 11, 2019 Motoring

    DSM and Briggs Automotive Company announce collaboration on new Mono R supercar

    Companies will together showcase potential of 3D printing for car manufacturing Geleen, The Netherlands & Liverpool, United Kingdom, 10 July 2019 - Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living today… more
  • Top industry speakers to address SAMBRA Conference
    Jul 11, 2019 Buzz

    Top industry speakers to address SAMBRA Conference

    Robert Snook, self-confessed genuine collision industry fan, global speaker, business coach, mentor and CEO of Business Success Global, will be one of the keynote speakers at the 2019 South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA)… more
  • If our salvation depends on personalities, we are in trouble
    Jul 11, 2019 Buzz

    If our salvation depends on personalities, we are in trouble

    By hanging the fate of South Africa on the shoulders of people like Cyril Ramaphosa and Busisiwe Mkhwebane, we are setting ourselves up for failure. Only reinvigorated institutions that do not depend on the whims of political personalities can… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 09 July 2019
    Jul 11, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 09 July 2019

    MasterTips: Distraction – comes down to culture Distraction is a complex issue which is often underestimated. It often relates to tasks drivers have done hundreds, if not thousands of times previously, without incident. Then, a degree of… more
  • Tour de France 2019 - Rejoice in a Century of the Legendary Yellow Jersey
    Jul 11, 2019 Buzz

    Tour de France 2019 - Rejoice in a Century of the Legendary Yellow Jersey

    Continental is a main partner of Tour de France which takes place from 6 to 28 July 176 riders representing 22 teams will cover a race distance of 3 460 km for the 106th edition All official vehicles of the Tour are equipped with Continental's… more
  • avide Grasso Chief Operating Officer of Maserati
    Jul 11, 2019 Buzz

    FCA Names Davide Grasso Chief Operating Officer of Maserati; Harald Wester Appointed…

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (“FCA”) (NYSE: FCAU/MTA: FCA) announced two moves in its leadership team. Davide Grasso, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NIKE’s Converse, joins FCA and is named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Maserati.… more
  • Volkswagen employees join hands to make a difference
    Jul 11, 2019 Buzz

    Volkswagen employees join hands to make a difference

    More than 200 employees participated in the annual Show of Hands event Skills development centre in Gelvandale renovated and 20 000 meals packed More than 200 Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) employees and their loved ones joined hands this… more
  • Groupe Renault, its group works council and industriall global union sign a global agreement on quality of work life
    Jul 11, 2019 Buzz

    Groupe Renault, its group works council and industriall global union sign a global…

    Aware of the evolution of the world of work, from an economic, technological and social point of view, Groupe Renault today signed a new global agreement "Building the world of work together within Groupe Renault”. Mr. Thierry Bolloré, Chief… more
  • •	Unathi Njokweni-Magida - Head of Transformation & Engagement - Engen Petroleum
    Jul 09, 2019 Buzz

    ENGEN Pitch & Polish celebrates ten years

    An oft-cited statistic in the world of business is that 96% of small businesses will fail within the first ten years of starting up. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the ENGEN Pitch & Polish workshop and competition programme is… more
  • Quality of truck maintenance key to road safety
    Jul 09, 2019 Buzz

    Quality of truck maintenance key to road safety

    The wear and tear of trucks on our roads is an expensive reality, but the maintenance of trucks is crucial as it has a direct impact on road safety, says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud… more
  • Driving the evolution of logistics at the click of a mouse
    Jul 09, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Driving the evolution of logistics at the click of a mouse

    Today’s companies require a logistics solution that combines an integration of core services to provide a seamless and swift movement of products from origin to destination. Technology is being used more extensively now than ever before to… more
  • Two South Africans on international crane support team
    Jul 08, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Two South Africans on international crane support team

    Konecranes South Africa now has two members on an elite team, Marius Naude (Global Technical Support Specialist) and Niekie Erasmus (Senior Service Technician). “Being part of the Global Technical Support group is an honour and an achievement,… more
  • Jeep Brand features prominently in this year's OFF ROAD Magazine Awards
    Jul 08, 2019 Buzz

    Jeep Brand features prominently in this year's OFF ROAD Magazine Awards

    Three Jeep® models take top prizes in the 2019 edition of the 4x4 specialist OFF ROAD magazine Readers' Choice Awards. Jeep Wrangler triumphs in the "Off-Road" category for the sixth consecutive year. Jeep Renegade is named best "Sub-Compact… more
  • Digitalise manufacturing with PivotWare from Desoutter Industrial Tools
    Jul 08, 2019 Buzz

    Digitalise manufacturing with PivotWare from Desoutter Industrial Tools

    PivotWare from global tightening specialist, Desoutter Industrial Tools, is a holistic process control and work guidance platform that represents a key step in digitalising manufacturing processes and synchronizing with Industry 4.0. A perfect… more
  • ADAC GT Masters: New driver duo Tregurtha / Paul celebrates premiere at Red Bull Ring
    Jul 08, 2019 Motorsport

    ADAC GT Masters: New driver duo Tregurtha / Paul celebrates premiere at Red Bull Ring

    The ADAC GT Masters race at the beginning of June at the Red Bull Ring in Styria, Austria was something very special for T3 Motorsport: For the first time the Briton William Tregurtha competed together with Maximilian Paul. In the first race… more
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has invested R4 million in support of Funda Wande, a non-profit organisation training educators to teach primary school learners to read. At the official handover, Funda Wande project director Nic Spaull (left) received the cheque from VWSA Chairman and Managing Director Thomas Schaefer and VWSA Community Trust manager Vernon Naidoo. Photo: Alicia Essop
    Jul 08, 2019 Buzz

    VWSA supports programme to improve literacy for primary school learners

    VWSA invested R4 million to support training of educators through Funda Wande Funding will also be used to develop pilot project and tertiary course As part of its goal to promote literacy among learners under the age of 10 years, Volkswagen… more
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  • Which will prevail - hybrid, electric or gas cars?
    Jul 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Which will prevail - hybrid, electric or gas cars?

    Three lower-carbon technologies and a host of also-rans are competing to replace internal combustion engine vehicles. Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), takes a look at their advantages and disadvantages. There… more
  • Applications open for 9 non-executive members to serve on the SAICA Board
    Jul 05, 2019 Buzz

    Applications open for 9 non-executive members to serve on the SAICA Board

    In July 2018 the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Board announced the establishment of a Governance Review Task Team (GRTT) led by Roy Andersen CA(SA). The GRTT mandate included the review of SAICA’s governance… more
  • New exhibition for packaging for the Russian market
    Jul 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Deutsche Messe to launch TRANSPACK in September 2020

    New event in Moscow for transport packaging, packaging machinery and automation Deutsche Messe announced today the premiere of TRANSPACK, an international exhibition for transport packaging, packaging machinery and automation, from 22 to 24 of… more
  • Contract signed: BMW Group and Daimler AG launch long-term development cooperation for automated driving
    Jul 05, 2019 Buzz

    Contract signed: BMW Group and Daimler AG launch long-term development cooperation for…

    Initial goal: to develop technologies for driver assistance systems, highly automated driving on highways, and automated parking (all up to SAE Level 4) Market launch in series vehicles scheduled for 2024 Partners will implement technologies… more
  • Industry 4.0: The Renault Group awarded by the World Economic Forum
    Jul 05, 2019 Buzz

    Industry 4.0: The Renault Group awarded by the World Economic Forum

    The World Economic Forum reward the Renault plant in Cléon (Seine-Maritime, France) as an “advanced lighthouse” for Industry 4.0, gratifying the Groupe Renault's commitment to a human, digital and connected industry of the future. On July 3, at… more
  • African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - Book these business boosting activities now
  • Six Tips to Make Your Weekend SUV Getaway Extraordinary
    Jul 05, 2019 Motoring

    Six Tips to Make Your Weekend SUV Getaway Extraordinary

    Taking a much-needed mid-year break is an ideal way to clear your mind and create extraordinary memories with your loved ones Ford shares tips and tricks on how to make the best out of your roadtrip using your SUV With the right vehicle you can… more
  • Classic Automotive Art-on-Leather creations, carved and painted
    Jul 05, 2019 Buzz

    Classic Automotive Art-on-Leather creations, carved and painted

    Alan Dent - artist extraordinaire with his innovative special talent of carving his art into leather has added a full range of automotive subjects to his artistic offerings including Family cars, Race cars, Off-road, Super cars, Classics and… more
  • When you’re thinking of investing your savings into a new business venture: Beware these 6 pitfalls
    Jul 05, 2019 Buzz

    When you’re thinking of investing your savings into a new business venture: Beware these…

    You may have landed an unexpected windfall through an inheritance or even a lucky lotto ticket or maybe, you are simply a good saver and now have a sizeable nest egg. The money is burning a hole in your pocket as you struggle to make the best… more
  • Goodyear offered tyres for every major aviation segment and highlighted its innovation at Paris Air Show
    Jul 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Goodyear offered tyres for every major aviation segment and highlighted its innovation at…

    At the recently held 53rd Paris Air Show - the rendezvous of the aviation industry - Goodyear's latest advanced technology & mobility solution concept came under the spotlight: its ultra-lightweight Flight Radial tyre and AERO concept tyre, a… more
  • Happy Birthday Fiat 500
    Jul 05, 2019 Buzz

    Happy Birthday Fiat 500

    Yesterday evening, the celebrations for the iconic Fiat 500's 62nd birthday began. This year, the first to wish the Fiat brand icon Happy Birthday were the Mirafiori employees and 500 owners who, with their hero, on the roof of the Lingotto, in… more
  • Audi launches virtual reality-enabled car-buying experience
    Jul 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Audi launches virtual reality-enabled car-buying experience

    First introduction of "Audi VR experience" as part of the Audi sales engagement Audi customer private lounge officially presented at Audi Centre Centurion VR headset lets customers explore their digitally configured Audi in great detail In a… more
  • 7 tips that’ll keep your battery powered up
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    7 tips that’ll keep your battery powered up

    Have you ever experienced the crushing disappointment and frustration of putting the key into your car’s ignition, turning it and hearing nothing but the ominous silence that signifies the battery is no longer functioning? What’s more, this… more
  • Bridgestone Group’s Sustainability Report Details Environmental Success and Reports on Strengthened Sustainable Procurement Practices, Including Human Rights Protection
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    Bridgestone Group’s Sustainability Report Details Environmental Success and Reports on…

    Today (2 July 2019) the Bridgestone Group published its Sustainability Report 2018-2019 highlighting strong progress toward its global commitment to help achieve a more sustainable society. Two years ahead of schedule, the Group exceeded its… more
  • TLT-Turbo Africa Announces Certification Upgrade to ISO 9001:2015
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    TLT-Turbo Africa Announces Certification Upgrade to ISO 9001:2015

    Ventilation solution specialist firm, TLT-Turbo Africa, announces that their ISO certification has been upgraded to ISO 9001:2015. International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 is the most updated standard of its kind and is… more
  • Haval Outreach Expedition 2019
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    Haval Outreach Expedition 2019

    Haval explores "The place of the Rising Sun" No, the Chinese SUV giant didn't make a trip to Japan; "The place of the Rising Sun" is the name of one of South Africa's most beautiful provinces, Mpumalanga, the setting for the 2019 Haval Outreach… more
  • Nominations open for Gumtree Woman in Autos!
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    Nominations open for Gumtree Woman in Autos!

    Gumtree Women in Autos creates a platform to engage and celebrate women in the automotive industry. We need your help finding the women that deserve recognition in our industry. If you have a peer, colleague, friend or idol in the motoring… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 02 July 2019
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 02 July 2019

    MasterTips: Urban survival skills Last month one man was seriously injured and another was killed following hijacking incidents. Carjacking is a major concern in SA, often with tragic consequences. How can we keep ourselves safe should we face… more
  • Start of production for three new BMW 8 Series models
    Jul 04, 2019 Motoring

    Start of production for three new BMW 8 Series models

    New BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé and new BMW M8 Competition Coupé and Convertible roll off the line at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing Today, no fewer than three new models from the BMW 8 Series family will all go into production at BMW Group Plant… more
  • No Code of Conduct but Guidelines instead – what this means for the motor industry
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    No Code of Conduct but Guidelines instead – what this means for the motor industry

    The Competition Commission has communicated to all stakeholders in the automotive industry advising that the implementation of a single industry-wide Code of Conduct (Çode) is not feasible. Instead, the Commission intends converting the… more
  • Mark Dommisse, Chairperson of the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA)
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    NADA pleads to the South African Reserve Bank to consider lowering interest rates as new…

    Overall Dealer sales channel for June 2019 – 36,922 new vehicles (passenger and commercial vehicles) were sold on dealer floors in June 2019 (2018: 38,292 showing a -3.6% reduction in sales on dealer floors compared to the same month last year)… more
  • Used Tyres SA and St Stithians Join Forces to Do Good For Mandela Day
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    Used Tyres SA and St Stithians Join Forces to Do Good For Mandela Day

    Used Tyres SA has donated 50 tyres for learners at St Stithians Boys’ College in Sandton to use to create chairs for children at a Johannesburg inner-city school. This as part of the school’s Mandela Day Project. “This year, we learned from one… more
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  • Gearing up for Southern Africa's inaugural general aviation showcase
    Jul 04, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Gearing up for Southern Africa's inaugural general aviation showcase

    AERO South Africa will open its doors at Wonderboom National Airport in Pretoria for the first-time later this week. This FREE-to-attend exhibition will feature workshops by over 10 industry experts, demo flights from major local and… more
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  • Opinion Piece: Municipalities: Vigilant Communities Essential
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    Opinion Piece: Municipalities: Vigilant Communities Essential

    The Auditor General has painted a grim picture of financial mismanagement in the country’s 257 municipalities, saying accountability continued to deteriorate while irregular expenditure remained high. State capture has had, and is still having,… more
  • Naamsa comment on the June 2019 New Vehicle Sales Statistics
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    Naamsa comment on the June 2019 New Vehicle Sales Statistics

    The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa [NAAMSA] said that the new vehicle sales declining trend continued into June, 2019 although lower passenger car sales had been offset by growth in some of the commercial… more
  • Johnson B Sibiya won a new Polo which he gifted to his excited granddaughter Sinezelwe Sine Sibiya who can be seen here kissing her new car
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    Ulundi Grandad wins a 1.4 Polo Vivo for his granddaughter

    Congratulations to Johnson B Sibiya, the first of four lucky winners in Engen’s “Ditch the cold and catch the cool competition”. Johnson gifted his new car to his granddaughter, Sinezelwe Sine Sibiya. The brand-new Polo Vivo was handed over at… more
  • ZF Intelligently Designs New Generation 8-speed Automatic Transmission for Hybrid Drives
    Jul 04, 2019 Buzz

    ZF Intelligently Designs New Generation 8-speed Automatic Transmission for Hybrid Drives

    New modular construction system allows for both 48-volt mild hybrids and plug-in hybrids with electric power of up to 160 kilowatts Integrated power electronics simplify flexible production All components and control software have been… more
  • C.D. Hylton High School (photo credit: Chris Cervenka Photography)
    Jul 03, 2019 Buzz

    SEMA prepares five custom student Jeep builds for auction

    Proceeds to support SEMA’s High School Vehicle Build Program and fund future student projects Vehicles to be available through program partner Bring a Trailer Auction Site during “SEMA Week of Customs” beginning July 15 SEMA is preparing for… more
  • DENSO Wiper Systems to Be Established to Offer Safer and More Reliable Wiper Systems
    Jul 03, 2019 Buzz

    DENSO Wiper Systems to Be Established to Offer Safer and More Reliable Wiper Systems

    Nippon Wiper Blade to be merged with Asahi Manufacturing DENSO Corporation today announced that Nippon Wiper Blade Co., Ltd. and Asahi Manufacturing Co., Ltd., both of which are subsidiaries of DENSO Corporation, will merge on October 1, 2019,… more
  • FAW builds solid foundation with the DSD Group
    Jul 03, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    FAW builds solid foundation with the DSD Group

    Die Sement Depot (DSD), part of several companies in the Andre Mostert Vervoer (AMV) Group, are proud FAW Trucks users. The Cape Town-based company sell import cement from Vietnam and supplies ready-mix concrete, sand and stone to its clients… more
  • Dunlop Tyres not associated with Dunlop companies in recent Constitutional Court ruling
    Jul 02, 2019 Buzz

    Dunlop Tyres not associated with Dunlop companies in recent Constitutional Court ruling

    Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd (SRSA), manufacturer of the Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken tyre brands, wishes to confirm that they do not own, nor have any association with the companies listed in the Constitutional Court of South Africa’s… more
  • Chris Visser/Philip Herselman. Image - Nadia Jordaan
    Jul 01, 2019 Motorsport

    Punishing Toyoya 1000 desert race adds spice to production vehicle title standings

    The results of a gruelling Toyota 1000 Desert Race (TDR 1000), the only marathon event on the South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) calendar, that took place in Botswana recently had a significant effect on the Production Vehicle… more
  • DENSO Foundation Awards Over $1 Million in STEM Education Grants to 26 North American Colleges and Universities
    Jul 01, 2019 Buzz

    DENSO Foundation Awards Over $1 Million in STEM Education Grants to 26 North American…

    Grants will foster STEM learning programs to help develop future automotive, manufacturing workforce DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, announced today it awarded more than $1 million in science, technology, engineering, and… more
  • Mr Hiten Parmar
    Jul 01, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    uYilo Participates at Smarter Mobility Africa 2019, Johannesburg, South Africa

    uYilo eMobility Programme’s Director, Mr Hiten Parmar will participate as speaker at the inaugural Smarter Mobility Africa summit at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, International Convention Centre during 1st and 2nd October 2019. The national… more
  • Isuzu Arctic AT 35 is fitted with 35 x 12.50R17 BF Goodrich tyres. The benefits of the larger tyres include a softer ride, improved off-road capability, fewer punctures and the ability to
    Jul 01, 2019 Motoring

    Isuzu Arctic AT 35 is The Toughest D-Max Thus Far

    More than a suspension and body lift 50 units per annum to be assembled locally Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAF) has expanded its bakkie offering with the addition of an exclusive new flagship model aimed at avid off-roaders, professionals who… more
  • Groupe Renault inaugurates its new Romanian headquarters “Renault Bucharest Connected”
    Jul 01, 2019 Buzz

    Groupe Renault inaugurates its new Romanian headquarters “Renault Bucharest Connected”

    “Renault Bucharest Connected” is Groupe Renault’s new decision-making centre in Romania. 3,200 employees have been brought together in a building that houses the new Design Centre and also the engineering and tertiary functions. The… more
  • From left to right: Winston Khumalo, Marketing, Castrol South Africa; Nonhlanhla Metsing, Head of Sales, Castrol South Africa; Karen Swanepoel, winner of the Ford Focus; Karen’s mother; Shane Solomon, Head of Marketing, Africa, Castrol South Africa
    Jul 01, 2019 Buzz

    Warehouse Manager Drives Away in Brand New Ford Focus, Courtesy of Castrol MAGNATEC

    All it took was a purchase of 5 litres of Castrol MAGNATEC, a scratch card, a unique code, and attention to detail Winning a brand-new Ford Focus is on the ultimate wish list for many people across South Africa. For Karen Swanepoel, this dream… more
  • African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - Expose your technology/solution/service on the dynamic and exclusive  “Open Stage”
  • Tork Craft introduce their Limited-Edition Racing Tool Cabinets, Trollies and Top boxes
    Jul 01, 2019 Buzz

    Tork Craft introduce their Limited-Edition Racing Tool Cabinets, Trollies and Top boxes

    Designed, specced and manufactured, for racing enthusiasts, drivers, riders, teams, workshops and automotive industry professionals Just launched by Tork Craft is their range of limited-edition Racing Tool cabinets, Trollies and Top boxes, with… more
  • The Winning Team:  AIDC CEO Mr. Lance Schultz, Rachael Gounden ,Lumen Special Cables representative, Mr. Nkumbizi Ben-Mazwi and Mr. Sydney Theko fromthe AIDC’s Supplier and Enterprise Development Department.
    Jul 01, 2019 Buzz

    Proudly South-African - Congratulations to AIDC team and Lumen Special Cables

    The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), supported a South African automotive company, Lumen Special Cables at the Africa Kaizen Annual Conference (AKAC) where they company won the Excellence Kaizen Award. The event is an initiative… more
  • MINI Clubman showcases South African design flair.
    Jun 28, 2019 Motoring

    MINI Clubman showcases South African design flair.

    MINI South Africa’s first local edition of the MINI Clubman, called the Modern African Gentlemen edition, made its stylish debut at a gala event in Johannesburg on Thursday, 27 June. It is the result of an exhaustive and comprehensive campaign… more
  • AAPEX 2019 to Recognize Exhibitors with Best Booth Awards
    Jun 28, 2019 Buzz

    AAPEX 2019 to Recognize Exhibitors with Best Booth Awards

    AAPEX 2019 has lined up specialists from the exhibition industry to tour the show floor and select Best Booth Award winners using design, staffing and exhibition best practices as the criteria. AAPEX represents the more than $1 trillion global… more
  • Alfa Stelvio ascends to top of the executive SUV servicing podium in 2019 AA Kinsey Report
    Jun 28, 2019 Buzz

    Alfa Stelvio ascends to top of the executive SUV servicing podium in 2019 AA Kinsey…

    Since launching in November 2017, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio has set the bar within the executive SUV class, when it comes to delivering a thrilling driving experience, outstanding performance and for its eye-catching, sporty styling. Now, the 2019… more
  • The 76 degree Rally Poland, valid for the European Championship ERC, will be the third event in the Abarth Rally Cup 2019
    Jun 28, 2019 Motorsport

    The 76 degree Rally Poland, valid for the European Championship ERC, will be the third…

    Two Abarth 124 rally in the Rally Poland: the Italian Andrea Nucita with the Romanian Alina Pop and the Polish team of Dariusz Polonski with Lukasz Sitek. The Abarth 124 rally will be challenged in difficult routes in the Polish race, one of… more
  • Driving Tips for Expectant Mothers: Staying Safe on the Road to Motherhood
    Jun 28, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Driving Tips for Expectant Mothers: Staying Safe on the Road to Motherhood

    During pregnancy it is critical to stay safe on the road; Ford have developed top tips for mothers-to-be which will help them stay safe and comfortable while driving. Ford designers and engineers designed an "empathy belly", which simulates the… more
  • Ford Turns Plastic Bottles into Carpets to Help Recycle More Than 1 Billion Drinks Containers Every Year
    Jun 28, 2019 Buzz

    Ford Turns Plastic Bottles into Carpets to Help Recycle More Than 1 Billion Drinks…

    Every Ford EcoSport SUV is fitted with carpets made from hundreds of plastic bottles In six years, the bottles used would stretch more than twice around the world Every year, Ford's use of recycled plastics globally prevents 1.2 billion bottles… more
  • CDK Global launches its Partner Programme at the South African Hot Air Balloon Championships
    Jun 28, 2019 Buzz

    CDK Global launches its Partner Programme at the South African Hot Air Balloon…

    International automotive tech company looking to partner with innovative tech providers to provide best in-class solutions to car dealers and customers CDK Global, Inc (Nasdaq, CDK), took to the skies to launch its Partner Programme across… more
  • Manufacturing Indaba KwaZulu-Natal extended to 2 days
    Jun 28, 2019 Buzz

    Manufacturing Indaba KwaZulu-Natal extended to 2 days

    Manufacturing Indaba KwaZulu-Natal has been extended to two days and the exhibition is open to visitors and Purchasing Managers. 14 - 15 August 2019 Save the DateVenue: Durban ICC For more information visit: manufacturingindaba.co.za/mi-kzn For… more
  • Bridgestone introduces Enliten, a new lightweight tyre technology that requires less materials and cuts CO2 emissions
    Jun 28, 2019 Buzz

    Bridgestone introduces Enliten, a new lightweight tyre technology that requires less…

    Enliten reduces the rolling resistance of a tyre by up to 20%[1] to reduce vehicle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The technology enables tyres to be reduced in weight by 10%, with no trade-off on wear life. Enliten also improves the… more
  • Bobcat Durban donated a B730 TLB to MC Maintenance for the Powasol ExtremeX track build at the Royal Show 2019
    Jun 28, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Powasol ExtremeX at Royal Show a roaring success thanks to Bobcat B730 TLB

    The Powasol ExtremeX Regional Championship from 1 to 2 June at the 2019 Royal Agricultural Show in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal was a resounding success thanks to the generous donation of a B730 tractor loader backhoe (TLB) by the Durban… more
  • Bridgestone announces appointment of new CEO
    Jun 28, 2019 Buzz

    Bridgestone announces appointment of new CEO

    Bridgestone South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Jacques Fourie as CEO of the company, effective 1 July 2019. Mr Fourie replaces Gavin Young, who stepped down on 7 June. Mr Fourie has had a distinguished career at Cummins… more
  • Messe Frankfurt continues to grow
    Jun 28, 2019 Buzz

    Messe Frankfurt continues to grow

    Messe Frankfurt’s growth continued in the past financial year too. Speaking at the Corporate Press Conference earlier today, Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Messe Frankfurt, announced: “We succeeded in setting a new… more
  • Fuel set for July breather
    Jun 28, 2019 Buzz

    Fuel set for July breather

    Lower international oil prices throughout June have set up a substantial fuel price drop for July, and the reduction could have been greater had it not been for the Rand. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was… more
  • Haval Motors South Africa is about to embark on second annual Outreach Expedition
    Jun 28, 2019 Buzz

    Haval Motors South Africa is about to embark on second annual Outreach Expedition

    As the leading Chinese brand of SUV's and Bakkies goes from strength to strength in the South African motor industry landscape in terms of sales and dealer infrastructure, the growing brand is not for one minute sitting back in terms of giving… more
  • Jan Schoeman, Chief Operations Officer for the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Jun 28, 2019 Buzz

    Dealing with car woes? Understand the complaints process

    Feeling unhappy with your vehicle’s repairs? The new car you bought, is not what you expected? Jan Schoeman, Chief Operations Officer for the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), says there is recourse for inefficient servicing of… more
  • Alliance Ventures invests in the mobility house to boost electric mobility
    Jun 27, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Alliance Ventures invests in the mobility house to boost electric mobility

    Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, announces an investment in The Mobility House, a technology company that provides a platform for integrating vehicle batteries into power grids using intelligent… more
  • The 2019 AA Kinsey Report
    Jun 27, 2019 Buzz

    The 2019 AA Kinsey Report

    The 29th year of the Kinsey Report has been given a facelift and is now officially called the AA KINSEY REPORT and as such will appear on the AASA official website. It has been over 18 months since the research was done for the 2017 Report and… more
  • Hau Thai-Tang, Ford chief product development and purchasing officer Kurk Wilks, president and general manager OEM at MANN+HUMMEL Linda Cash, Ford vice president, quality and new model programs
    Jun 27, 2019 Buzz

    Ford Honors MANN+HUMMEL at 21st Annual World Excellence Awards

    MANN+HUMMEL honored by Ford Motor Company with an Aligned Business Framework World Excellence Award and a Gold World Excellence Award Ford’s World Excellence Awards honor companies that exceed expectations and achieve the highest levels of… more
  • New edition of the Audi Q7
    Jun 27, 2019 Motoring

    New edition of the Audi Q7

    The Audi Q7 is getting an all-round update. The large SUV features the new design of the Q family - it bears the large octagon-shaped Singleframe grille, with six upright slats providing more presence. As such, the SUV looks even more powerful.… more
  • Mahindra KUV100 NXT best for your budget, says AA-Kinsey Report
    Jun 27, 2019 Buzz

    Mahindra KUV100 NXT best for your budget, says AA-Kinsey Report

    Most affordable crossover to service and repair on the market Mahindra's KUV100 NXT topped the 2019 AA-Kinsey Report in its category, beating all other compact crossovers in the study and registering as one of the five most affordable vehicles… more
  • Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS: custom-made tyre for Porsche 911 GT2 RS and GT3 RS
    Jun 27, 2019 Buzz

    Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS: custom-made tyre for Porsche 911 GT2 RS and GT3 RS

    The brand-new Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS has been homologated on the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Porsche 911 GT3 RS Eagle F1 SuperSport RS tyre marks return of Goodyear to the supercar segment Focus on delivering consumers a great race track… more
  • AA and Kinsey Report form new part(s)nership
    Jun 27, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    AA and Kinsey Report form new part(s)nership

    The 2019 Kinsey Report has arrived and, for the first time in its 29-year history, will be co-branded with the Automobile Association (AA). This partnership between the author Malcolm Kinsey and the AA means the report will from now on… more
  • Circular economy is saving the planet and boosting profits
    Jun 27, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Circular economy is saving the planet and boosting profits

    Shoes made from ocean plastics, packaging material made from mushrooms and a green partnership between Ford and Heinz to build car parts from tomato fibre are examples of the circular economy in action. In a traditional linear economy,… more
  • Jun 27, 2019 Buzz

    The importance of proper spent oil disposal

    Anton Niemann, GM Shell Lubricants, explains how the disposal of used motor oil the wrong way has the potential to pollute the environment, noting that we need to recover and recycle as much of it as possible. With engine lubricant technology… more
  • Let my people go: How Africa can save herself
    Jun 27, 2019 Buzz

    Let my people go: How Africa can save herself

    The people of Africa have been subjected to multiple injustices, slights, and violence. The list of things inflicted on Africans is endless and has no modern equivalent, except for Asia in geographical terms and the Jews in ethnic terms. These… more
  • Mitsubishi Motors sharing warmth with Hot 91.9 FM's Winter Drive
    Jun 27, 2019 Buzz

    Mitsubishi Motors sharing warmth with Hot 91.9 FM's Winter Drive

    Mitsubishi Motors is known for a host of outstanding characteristics, including keeping your family safe on the road. And now that winter is forcing everyone to cuddle up for a bit of warmth, it has become time for Mitsubishi Motors to also… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 25 June 2019
    Jun 26, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 25 June 2019

    MasterTips: Flu medication and driving A harsh strain of flu is making its way around South Africa necessitating the use of flu medications. Yet, before you pop some tablets or cough syrup before leaving for work, you may want to reconsider… more
  • Motor body repairers introduce pay before release
    Jun 26, 2019 Buzz

    Motor body repairers introduce pay before release

    Effective from, 25 June, members of the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), received the green light to officially implement Pay Before Release (PBR).… more
  • NAAMSA Automotive Conference bookings now open
    Jun 26, 2019 Buzz

    NAAMSA Automotive Conference bookings now open

    REIMAGINING THE FUTURE TOGETHER The NAAMSA Automotive Conference 2019, in association with the Innovation Group and AutoTrader is a high impact, one-day engagement session that will attract the participation of high-level government leaders,… more
  • Twenty Copywriting Bursaries to be provided through new advertising industry initiative
    Jun 26, 2019 Buzz

    Twenty Copywriting Bursaries to be provided through new advertising industry initiative

    The official industry body for the advertising profession, the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) has secured funding toward providing twenty academic bursaries to prospective students looking to enter the exciting world of… more
  • Polaris Ranger 570 for 2019 Cape Epic medical backup
    Jun 26, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Polaris Ranger 570 for 2019 Cape Epic medical backup

    Ahead of the Cape Epic, Smith Power Equipment’s dealer, Maverick Motorsport, supplied a customised Polaris Ranger 570 to Mediclinic Southern Africa to help with medical backup during the most televised mountain bike race in the world. A day… more
  •  BI appoints Segment Leader for the manufacturing industry
    Jun 26, 2019 Buzz

    BI appoints Segment Leader for the manufacturing industry

    Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) has appointed Rudi Rudolph as Segment Leader – Manufacturing. His main focus will be Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and the steel industry. With six years’ experience at BI, Rudolph began… more
  • BI appoints Business Development Leader for wholesale and retail sector
    Jun 26, 2019 Buzz

    BI appoints Business Development Leader for wholesale and retail sector

    Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) has appointed Kathy Shepherd as Business Development Leader (BDL) – Wholesale and Retail. The latest appointment reflects Shepherd’s strong upwards trajectory at BI, which started with her as… more
  • Goodyear to supply Airbus A321XLR with Flight Radial Tyres
    Jun 26, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Goodyear to supply Airbus A321XLR with Flight Radial Tyres

    The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company has been conditionally selected as a supplier by Airbus to provide its Flight Radial tyres as main and nose landing gear for Airbus' new A321XLR aircraft. The Flight Radial, one of Goodyear's most advanced… more
  • Selling your VW Polo GTI? Check out these industry insider tips
    Jun 26, 2019 Motoring

    Selling your VW Polo GTI? Check out these industry insider tips

    Finding your next ride is no longer a drawn out and frustrating process spent clicking through endless pages of online listings. Thanks to a new, super detailed vehicle database from AutoTrader, for the first time in South African history you… more
  • Designworks: Mobility beyond. Stimulating ambitious visions of the future
    Jun 26, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Designworks: Mobility beyond. Stimulating ambitious visions of the future

    With its roots in the industrial design world, Designworks has over the course of more than forty years established itself as a world-class independent design consultancy that drives innovation. It is owned by BMW Group and is part of the… more
  • Local soccer talent showcased at VW Junior Masters tournament
    Jun 26, 2019 Buzz

    Local soccer talent showcased at VW Junior Masters tournament

    22 young players selected for further training and trials A team of 14 players will represent Volkswagen Market Square at national tournament in December Following an action-packed day of soccer at Volkswagen Group South Africa's (VWSA)… more
  • Carbon-fiber composite manufacturers must focus on cutting costs to drive sluggish adoption rates, finds Frost & Sullivan
    Jun 26, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Carbon-fiber composite manufacturers must focus on cutting costs to drive sluggish…

    Automotive original equipment manufacturers’ (OEMs’) urgency for weight reduction, improved aesthetics, superior mechanical properties, and cost savings is creating dynamic new product and technology innovations within the automotive composites… more
  • Safe Turning: Right-Turn Assist System for Passenger Cars from Continental Protects Cyclists and Pedestrians
    Jun 26, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Safe Turning: Right-Turn Assist System for Passenger Cars from Continental Protects…

    New short-range radar allows for more precise detection of vehicle surroundings Technology forms basis for a Right-Turn Assist Compact radar system operates within high-resolution 77 Gigahertz range Technology company Continental has unveiled a… more
  • Discover Additive Manufacturing
    Jun 26, 2019 Buzz

    Discover Additive Manufacturing

    The global market for additive manufacturing (AM) was $7.2 billion in 2016, yet it is predicted to be over $21 billion in 2020. Manufacturers of all sizes and in all industries are investing in this new manufacturing process but do you know… more
  • Chennai tech-players to share stage with global technology brands at Automotive Engineering Show 2019
    Jun 26, 2019 Buzz

    Chennai tech-players to share stage with global technology brands at Automotive…

    Thiru M.C. Sampath to inaugurate the 2019 edition on 4th July 2019 at Chennai Trade Centre Automotive Engineering Show, India’s leading exhibition focused on automotive manufacturing technologies, will be underway next week, from 04 – 06 July… more
  • MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4S* fitments for the new BMW X3 M and X4 M
    Jun 25, 2019 Buzz

    MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4S* fitments for the new BMW X3 M and X4 M

    BMW has chosen the MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4S* (PS4S*) as a 21-inch summer tyre fitment for its new high-performance X3 M and X4 M models, and also as the sole fitment for the global press launch of these high-performance vehicles. The new BMW X3… more
  • BMW sets course for a successful Customer Racing future – New entry-level model based on the BMW M2 for grassroots and club racing.
    Jun 25, 2019 Buzz

    BMW sets course for a successful Customer Racing future – New entry-level model based on…

    Next year is set to be a good year for private BMW drivers and teams who battle for race wins and titles around the world. BMW is offering customers with a passion for grassroots motorsport and club racing a global service and technical… more
  • Audi has unveiled its new addition to the Q family: the SQ8 TDI
    Jun 25, 2019 Motoring

    Audi has unveiled its new addition to the Q family: the SQ8 TDI

    Audi has unveiled the robust, sporty, top-of-the-range new addition to the Q family: the SQ8 TDI. The SUV from Audi now includes a biturbo V8 with 310 kW of power and 900 Nm of torque. This allows the 4.0 TDI to accelerate the SUV coupé like a… more
  • SABS testing conditions in laboratories disrputed by electrical cable theft
    Jun 25, 2019 Buzz

    SABS testing conditions in laboratories disrputed by electrical cable theft

    Yesterday (24 June 2019) in Pretoria, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) advised customers that testing conditions have been disrupted as a result of cable theft in the Pretoria area. The unforeseen disruption will cause delays in… more
  • Subaru WRX STI Scores Back-to-Back Class Win in the 47th Nurburgring 24-Hour Race
    Jun 25, 2019 Motorsport

    Subaru WRX STI Scores Back-to-Back Class Win in the 47th Nurburgring 24-Hour Race

    Subaru Corporation is pleased to announce that its motorsports subsidiary, Subaru Tecnica International (STI), took the SP3T class win in the 47th Nürburgring 24-Hour Race held in Germany from June 20 to 23, with the "Subaru WRX STI NBR… more
  • Festival of Motoring 2019 supporting women in autos
    Jun 25, 2019 Motoring

    Festival of Motoring 2019 supporting women in autos

    This year, the Gumtree Women in Autos Conference will be even bigger and better as the Festival of Motoring has stepped in as event host partner. “The Festival of Motoring is thrilled to be partnering Gumtree in this important conference,… more
  • Connected cars and the REVOLUTIONARY ROAD of the future
    Jun 25, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Connected cars and the REVOLUTIONARY ROAD of the future

    Attributed to Christophe Lepoivre, VP Sales Africa, Mobile Connectivity Solutions at Gemalto. Connected and autonomous cars have been in the works for years, but this futuristic technology is fast becoming a reality. It’s not only in the… more
  • Garmin® South Africa promotes a healthy way of living.
    Jun 25, 2019 Buzz

    Garmin® South Africa promotes a healthy way of living.

    With its focus on creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, Garmin South Africa is proud to announce the launch of the Garmin Mobile Health Unit. The Garmin Mobile Health Unit is customised with equipment needed for eye tests and dental… more
  • Motor repairers respond positively to used oil management
    Jun 24, 2019 Buzz

    Motor repairers respond positively to used oil management

    The independent motor repairers industry is responding positively to efforts to manage used oil, says Chairman of the Motor Workshop Industry Association (MIWA), Dewald Ranft. MIWA is a proud member of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation… more
  • Van Dyk/Rust win the 2019 Road To Dakar
    Jun 24, 2019 Motorsport

    Van Dyk/Rust win the 2019 Road To Dakar

    The 2019 Road to Dakar, which was again supported by Toyota SA Motors, saw the Namibian crew of Jaco van Dyk and navigator Michel Rust take the honours, in their Red-Lined Motorsport Nissan Navara. The pair were locked in a tight tussle for the… more
  • By Andrew Dawson, Commercial Director at MACMobile
    Jun 24, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Opinion Piece: JIT is key to optimising the FMCG supply chain

    The ability to manufacture ‘just enough’ stock to cover orders and deliver ‘just enough’ product to every retailer is the optimal supply chain scenario in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry. This is known as Just in Time (JIT)… more
  • Hyundai 2nd highest non-premium brand in JD Power Initial Quality Study
    Jun 24, 2019 Buzz

    Hyundai 2nd highest non-premium brand in JD Power Initial Quality Study

    New vehicle quality across the entire Hyundai line-up resulted in the company being ranked as the second-highest non-premium brand in JD Power's 2019 US Initial Quality Study (IQS)SM for the second consecutive year. Hyundai owners reported… more
  • SONA: Big (pipe)dreams, no detail
    Jun 24, 2019 Buzz

    SONA: Big (pipe)dreams, no detail

    President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on 20 June. The speech was filled with rousing language as well as conciliatory offers to work together with members of the opposition. Unfortunately, no new… more
  • All local press images shot by Pixel Kollective, a bespoke and dynamic creative agency committed to creative excellence and high quality imagery.
    Jun 24, 2019 Motoring

    Ferrari F8 Tributo: A celebration of excellence

    The mid-rear-engined two-seater berlinetta that pays homage to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history debuts in South Africa: The Ferrari F8 Tributo makes its official debut at an exclusive private preview hosted by Scuderia South Africa, the… more
  • CeMAT ASIA expecting well over 100,000 attendees
    Jun 24, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    CeMAT ASIA expecting well over 100,000 attendees

    Asia’s biggest intralogistics fair expands its lead APEX Asia fair co-located as ideal complement Launch of new showcase: Hydrogen & Fuel Cells ASIA From 23 to 26 October 2019, the 20th edition of CeMAT ASIA will be staged at the Shanghai New… more
  • The Squeaky Wheel - 21 June 2019
    Jun 21, 2019 Buzz

    The Squeaky Wheel - 21 June 2019

    A very special moment this week was the privilege to donate a car seat from The Car Seats for Kids campaign to a family in need. Little Taygon has cerebral palsy and at 2 years old she only weighs 8 kg. She is such a cute little poppet and now… more
  • Product innovation in the spotlight
    Jun 21, 2019 Buzz

    Product innovation in the spotlight

    Entries are open for Automechanika Johannesburg’s 2019 Innovation Awards. Winning products will receive winning treatment at the automotive aftermarket’s event of the year, to be held from September 18 to 21, at the National Exhibition Centre,… more
  • African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - Be Recognised
  • Calm Amidst Chaos: Bringing Zen to Your Daily Commute
    Jun 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Calm Amidst Chaos: Bringing Zen to Your Daily Commute

    Tips to relieve stress when the highway turns into a parking lot, or you’re trapped in a gridlock How to turn your dreaded daily commute into a time of contemplation, entertainment, or education Modern cars are designed to accommodate longer… more
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa partnered with Young Entrepreneurs to teach the children of VWSA employees about entrepreneurship through their holiday programme. Here is Young Entrepreneurs facilitator Blanche Britz with Xylon Goliath (left) and Lihlumelo Tuis (right). Photo: Sandy Coffey
    Jun 21, 2019 Buzz

    Young entrepreneurs groomed through VWSA partnership

    VWSA and Young Entrepreneurs host programme to train children in entrepreneurship VWSA continues programmes to uplift youth In the spirit of Youth month, a new generation of entrepreneurs were groomed this week, through a holiday programme… more
  • 2019 Honda Civic
    Jun 21, 2019 Motoring

    2019 Honda Civic

    Fine-tuning a winning formula Midlife update further enhances advanced, dynamic Honda Civic Athletic, low-slung design gains fresher, more focussed elements Comfortable, high-tech interior undergoes further refinement Existing choice of… more
  • President sets bar high but execution will be a challenge
    Jun 21, 2019 Buzz

    President sets bar high but execution will be a challenge

    The National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA) has described President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address in Parliament last night as full of great and ambitious ideas. With only ten years to go to 2030, the President… more
  • Remote wind speed and direction SmartSensor
    Jun 21, 2019 Buzz

    Protecting crops and reducing farming costs

    An advanced range of field monitoring equipment is allowing local farmers to fine-tune growing conditions and maximise yields of their crops, while avoiding potentially catastrophic crop failures as a result of pests or chemical damage. HOBOnet… more
  • Dachser Logistics – going green in the city
    Jun 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Dachser Logistics – going green in the city

    New emission-free logistics solutions are being pioneered by global logistics company Dachser in cities across Europe. The pilot projects build on new electromobility concepts and adapts city logistics processes to tomorrow’s needs, offering… more
  • One for all: Versatile control arm in MEYLE-HD quality now also available for Land Rover models
    Jun 20, 2019 Buzz

    One for all: Versatile control arm in MEYLE-HD quality now also available for Land Rover…

    New MEYLE-HD control arm kit replaces all three OE control arm versions of Land Rover models Range Rover IV and Range Rover Sport Individual camber setting by continuously variable adjustable ball joint Sustainable repair solution with… more
  • Black Style Packages for the Volkswagen Touareg and Tiguan models
    Jun 20, 2019 Motoring

    Black Style Packages for the Volkswagen Touareg and Tiguan models

    The Black Style Package is only available on the Touareg Executive model as well as Comfortline and Highline trims on the Tiguan A new styling package designed to enhance the exterior looks and on-road presence of Volkswagen's SUVs, is now… more
  • Nokubonga Ngqulunga, a young chemical engineer
    Jun 20, 2019 Buzz

    This Youth month Engen celebrates a future leader from Estcourt

    Youth Month is special as it provides an opportunity to reflect on the importance of helping young gifted South Africans explore new horizons and reach for the stars. Nokubonga Ngqulunga, a young chemical engineer is one of many whose horizons… more
  • Maserati South Africa launches driver training programme
    Jun 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Maserati South Africa launches driver training programme

    European Automotive Imports South Africa (EAISA), the official importer of Maserati vehicles in South Africa, has launched a new certified advanced driver training programme, the aim of which is to help Maserati enthusiasts perfect their… more
  • Top Audi Dealers recognised for excellent performance
    Jun 20, 2019 Buzz

    Top Audi Dealers recognised for excellent performance

    Dealer excellence celebrated within the areas of sales, service, parts and accessories and Audi Financial Services Audi Silver Arrow Awards represent the pinnacle of top performance for the brand Audi Centre Arcadia wins the prestigious Audi… more
  • by Jeff Osborne of Gumtree Autos
    Jun 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Guidelines for The Mod Squad

    With more than half a million South Africans browsing Gumtree for parts, there’s a booming online aftermarket for car parts and accessories which is being accessed largely by informal mechanics indulging in their favourite hobby. But whether… more
  • Eqstra wins SANBS tender
    Jun 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Eqstra wins SANBS tender

    Eqstra Fleet Management, a division of the enX Group, has been awarded a contract to supply value added products and services to the South African National Blood Service’s fleet of 368 vehicles. The South African National Blood Service (SANBS)… more
  • Two themes for this year's NAAMSA Automotive Conference
    Jun 20, 2019 Buzz

    Two themes for this year's NAAMSA Automotive Conference

    There will be two themes for this year's NAAMSA Automotive Conference which will be held at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and Conference Centre in Midrand on 22 August as part of the annual Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank. The themes… more
  • Celebrating Rolls Royce: the hidden tragedy behind the emblem
    Jun 20, 2019 Motoring

    Celebrating Rolls Royce: the hidden tragedy behind the emblem

    On the 18th of June 1935, the trademark Rolls Royce was registered for the first time, but the company has been operational since 1904. Founded by Charles Rolls (owner of one of the UK's first dealerships) and Henry Royce (an engineer), they… more
  • Investing in a sustainable energy future
    Jun 20, 2019 Buzz

    Investing in a sustainable energy future

    Anton Niemann, Shell Downstream GM Lubricants, delves into how natural gas has provided a source of current and future energy production, and how this has benefited the engine lubricant sector. It is no secret that as global populations… more
  • An illegal vehicle never becomes legal
    Jun 20, 2019 Buzz

    An illegal vehicle never becomes legal

    No matter how long you keep an illegal vehicle in your possession it never becomes legal, says Lee Dutton, Executive Director, International Vehicle Identification Desk (IVID) Southern Africa. In the light of a recent article issued by Business… more
  • Hengst supplies innovative oil filter module for transversely mounted Mercedes diesel engine
    Jun 20, 2019 Buzz

    Hengst supplies innovative oil filter module for transversely mounted Mercedes diesel…

    Hybrid design cuts down weight and boosts efficiency The four-cylinder OM 654 unveiled by Mercedes-Benz is the first of a new family of engines that break new ground thanks to their eco-friendly after-treatment of exhaust gases in compliance… more
  •  At MAUTO, three concept cars: Alfa Romeo Proteo, Fiat Scia and Lancia Dialogos
    Jun 20, 2019 Motoring

    At MAUTO, three concept cars: Alfa Romeo Proteo, Fiat Scia and Lancia Dialogos

    Today, at the National Automobile Museum in Turin, the exhibition"Auto&Design - Il Progetto Raccontato" opens, dedicated to the first 40 years of this prestigious magazine. On show will be 3 concept cars: the Alfa Romeo Protèo (1991), Fiat Scia… more
  • The 500 Family Hits Three Million Sales in Europe
    Jun 20, 2019 Buzz

    The 500 Family Hits Three Million Sales in Europe

    This is just the latest record of the extraordinary line-up that includes the 500, the 500L and the 500X and which is constantly growing and evolving to satisfy an increasingly diverse clientele in terms of age, tastes and mobility needs The… more
  • Open letter to new Minister of Transport from the AA
    Jun 20, 2019 Buzz

    Open letter to new Minister of Transport from the AA

    Dear Minister Mbalula Congratulations on your appointment to a key Ministry in the South African government. You become the eighth minister of this department since 1994, and we pledge our support to you, as we have done with Mr Maharaj in… more
  • OPEL & Bathu Launch the most Expensive, most Exclusive sneaker in Mzansi!
    Jun 20, 2019 Buzz

    OPEL & Bathu Launch the most Expensive, most Exclusive sneaker in Mzansi!

    One Car. Two South African Entrepreneurs. A Shared Vision. Unbox Your Potential! OPEL Distributor recently had the privilege of shooting a video with two extraordinary South African Entrepreneurs. Their stories and vision fully embrace and… more
  • FCA Heritage at the
    Jun 20, 2019 Motorsport

    FCA Heritage at the "Vernasca Silver Flag 2019"

    The 24th re-enactment of the Castell'Arquato-Vernasca hill climb, open only to racing cars built from the early 20C to 1972, takes place from 28 to 30 June. To celebrate the Fiat (120 years) and Abarth (70 years) anniversaries, the FCA Heritage… more
  • Different ways to Network Effectively at Manufacturing Indaba
    Jun 20, 2019 Buzz

    Different ways to Network Effectively at Manufacturing Indaba

    Manufacturing Indaba attracts delegates from across Africa who are looking for ideas and collaborators to create meaningful outcomes. Creating new business connections through the various networking opportunities remains one of the big reasons… more
  • The importance of undercover agents in transport
    Jun 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The importance of undercover agents in transport

    The transportation industry provides a vital service to the South African business industry at large. Transporting goods and supplies from one location to another is a vital, but also very risky business. Trucks and other modes of… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 18 June 2019
    Jun 20, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 18 June 2019

    MasterTips: Four reasons tech saves lives Can the rapid advancement of vehicle technology result in a decrease in the number of collisions, particularly those involving pedestrians and at nighttime? Research suggests this might be possible.… more
  • New cooperation between Automechanika and IBIS
    Jun 20, 2019 Buzz

    New cooperation between Automechanika and IBIS

    The IBIS (International Bodyshop Industry Symposium) global conferencing platform and the international Automechanika trade fair brand are coordinating their schedules: the upcoming Automechanika fairs in Shanghai and Frankfurt will each… more
  • Ready for great things are Keith Shai (32), Granny Leolo (33), Wesley Naledzani (25), Fikile Mavundla (34), Eugenia Manana (33) and Ptarick Sinthumule (27)..
    Jun 17, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    New career paths carved out for youth in the truck business

    WITH over 50% of the youth in South Africa currently facing unemployment, Isuzu is turning the tide by setting an industry benchmark in the automotive industry. Isuzu Motors South Africa is the first OEM to invest in the development of… more
  • Challenging Desert Race awaits Special Vehicle teams in Botswana
    Jun 17, 2019 Motorsport

    Challenging Desert Race awaits Special Vehicle teams in Botswana

    The Toyota Botswana 1000 Desert Race (TDR 1000), round three of the South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) that takes place on 21, 22 and 23 June from Selebi Phikwe in Botswana, will pose a huge challenge for teams in the Special… more
  • Isuzu Truck World leads the way in youth development
    Jun 17, 2019 Buzz

    Isuzu Truck World leads the way in youth development

    WITH the youth unemployment rate reaching dismal heights in 2019, Isuzu is partnering with tertiary institutions to help get students ready for the workplace. Isuzu dealerships are taking the lead in providing work-based internships, and one… more
  • Ford Struandale Engine Plant Geared up to Meet Growing International Demand
    Jun 17, 2019 Buzz

    Ford Struandale Engine Plant Geared up to Meet Growing International Demand

    Production of 2.0 Bi-Turbo and Single Turbo engines commenced on all-new assembly line at the end of 2018 in preparation for recent launch of New Ranger, Ranger Raptor and New Everest Installed capacity for up to 250 000 engines per year: 120… more
  • Fuel relief as oil eases
    Jun 17, 2019 Buzz

    Fuel relief as oil eases

    Retreating oil prices have painted a rosier picture for South African fuel users than has been the case for much of 2019. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released… more
  • Going to be towing these school holidays? Know the rules
    Jun 17, 2019 Buzz

    Going to be towing these school holidays? Know the rules

    With the Winter school holiday time here, many drivers will be hitting the roads with trailers, boats and caravans in tow. “Whatever you are towing it should be done right to avoid damage to your vehicle and accidents on our roads. It’s also… more
  • Ford and World Vision Introduce Innovative Water Generating Project for Drought-Stricken Communities
    Jun 17, 2019 Buzz

    Ford and World Vision Introduce Innovative Water Generating Project for Drought-Stricken…

    World Vision South Africa selected as a winner of the 2018 Bill Ford Better World Challenge, awarded $200 000 grant in conjunction with Ford Motor Company Fund Additional $130 000 funding received from Ford Research and Advanced Engineering… more
  •  Automechanika Shanghai 2019 embraces the evolving automotive ecosystem
    Jun 17, 2019 Buzz

    Automechanika Shanghai 2019 embraces the evolving automotive ecosystem

    Long-time supporters of Automechanika Shanghai eagerly await the 15th edition of the fair, and following another record breaking year, anticipation is higher than ever. The show stands as a dedicated platform for world-renowned industry leaders… more
  • Kubota tractors fit the bill for Madikwe Berries
    Jun 17, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Kubota tractors fit the bill for Madikwe Berries

    Having started operations back in May 2017, Madikwe Berries will soon start its first harvests. Given the sensitive nature of its operations, management considered several tractor brands, but it was Kubota which ticked all the right boxes. Just… more
  • Ford's Expansion Unleashes New Potential for South Africa
    Jun 17, 2019 Buzz

    Ford's Expansion Unleashes New Potential for South Africa

    Extensive investment in Ford's local operations has enabled highest-ever production capacity of up to 168 000 vehicles per year and crucial export-driven success Ford continues setting the trends with New Ranger, New Everest and the exciting… more
  • One Hundred-Thousand FireFly Turbo Engines Made
    Jun 17, 2019 Motoring

    One Hundred-Thousand FireFly Turbo Engines Made

    Yet another manufacturing milestone for the FCA Powertrain plant in Bielsko-Biala, one of the most innovative engine factories in the world and World Class Manufacturing Gold Medal holder since 2012. The new generation of FireFly Turbo 1.0 and… more
  • Alpine unveils new Alpine A110S
    Jun 17, 2019 Motoring

    Alpine unveils new Alpine A110S

    A110S is the latest addition to the lightweight sports car range An intense Alpine driving experience and daily usability Refined design elements highlight the A110S ‘s sporting character More power and a specific chassis setup Costing from… more
  • SA Taxi makes taxi ownership more affordable
    Jun 17, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    SA Taxi makes taxi ownership more affordable

    SA Taxi has advanced its efforts to overcome the financial, structural and legislative hurdles facing the taxi industry by providing qualifying taxi owners with access to more affordable vehicle finance. The ground-breaking transformational… more
  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 24
    Jun 16, 2019 Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 24

    Industry Indicators: Economic and Trade Uncertainty Persists, But U.S. Economy Remains Resilient While the economic picture has worsened, higher tariffs are increasing uncertainty and global growth is slowing, although it doesn’t yet appear to… more
  • Alfa Romeo welcomes the Gumball 3000 to Balocco
    Jun 16, 2019 Motorsport

    Alfa Romeo welcomes the Gumball 3000 to Balocco

    The Stelvio Quadrifoglio with the Carrera crew on board stars in the spectacular parade with the supercars taking part in the 21th Gumball 3000. At its side, the "Alfa Romeo Racing" special series cars, with Antonio Giovinazzi at the wheel of… more
  • MFC to partner with Gumtree on Pre-Owned Car Awards
    Jun 16, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    MFC to partner with Gumtree on Pre-Owned Car Awards

    MFC, a division of Nedbank, will partner with Gumtree South Africa to find the best pre-owned cars on the market for the third annual 2019 Pre-Owned Car Awards. This year's event will be bigger and better than ever, with 12 categories and 60… more
  • African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - Expose your product/service to buyers
  • Ford Earns Gold at 2019 NADA Dealer Satisfaction Index Awards
    Jun 16, 2019 Buzz

    Ford Earns Gold at 2019 NADA Dealer Satisfaction Index Awards

    Fifth consecutive Gold award for Ford in Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) awards Annual survey conducted by the National Automobile Dealers' Association (NADA) DSI survey measures dealers' satisfaction with respective automotive brands Ford… more
  • Africa Automation Fair 2019 wraps up with strong growth
    Jun 16, 2019 Buzz

    Africa Automation Fair 2019 wraps up with strong growth

    Key event reflects SA’s growing interest in IIot/4IR Africa Automation Fair, the key networking platform for the Industrial Automation and Smart Control Industry, ended on a high note at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg last week, with an 11%… more
  • Goodyear announces return to Le Mans 24 hours and FIA World Endurance Championship
    Jun 16, 2019 Motorsport

    Goodyear announces return to Le Mans 24 hours and FIA World Endurance Championship

    Goodyear has announced that it will re-enter European and International sportscar racing by developing a new range of tyres for the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), including the Le Mans 24-hour race. The FIA World Endurance Championship… more
  • Godfrey Vilakazi, Engen Marketing Manager of Retail Business Development
    Jun 16, 2019 Buzz

    Ten in a row for Engen: SA’s coolest Petroleum Brand

    Engen has again been voted the “Coolest Petroleum Brand” in the Sunday Times Generation Next awards. This is the tenth consecutive year that South Africa’s youth have backed Engen, reaffirming the company’s uncontested brand leadership and… more
  • Lead batteries poised to support electric vehicle charging stations
    Jun 14, 2019 Buzz

    Lead batteries poised to support electric vehicle charging stations

    PLANS to introduce lead battery-supported electric vehicle (EV) charging stations have moved a step closer thanks to funding through a competitive grant awarded by the U.S. state of Missouri, made possible by funds from the U.S. Department of… more
  • Safety Reminders for Motorists from Tiger Wheel & Tyre
    Jun 14, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Safety Reminders for Motorists from Tiger Wheel & Tyre

    Every motorist's goal is to journey safely from point A to point B, and Tiger Wheel & Tyre's goal is to help you do exactly that. To that end, the company offers these reminders and advice for everyday driving. Decoding Route Markers As common… more
  •  All eyes on the newly appointed minister of small business – will she deliver?
    Jun 14, 2019 Buzz

    All eyes on the newly appointed minister of small business – will she deliver?

    With the shock decline in gross domestic product of 3.2% in the first quarter from a 1.4% expansion in the prior three months, can government live up to its post-election hype and deliver on its promises? This contraction, the highest in a… more
  • Register now to hear the Ministers and Global Experts speak on 25-26 June 2019
    Jun 14, 2019 Buzz

    Register now to hear the Ministers and Global Experts speak on 25-26 June 2019

    Attend the conference and hear manufacturing experts, including Ministers and Global Experts, debate the most important trends in manufacturing and share their experiences. With an impressive line-up of international and local speakers, you’ll… more
  • How South Africa is leading the way for the automotive battery
    Jun 14, 2019 Buzz

    How South Africa is leading the way for the automotive battery

    How much do you know about your car battery? If you’re like most people, chances are you think the car battery is a black box that starts your car and that you don’t really think too much about…until it fails. The humble and understated… more
  • Buy with your head, not your heart
    Jun 13, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Buy with your head, not your heart

    With fuel on the increase and the cost of living always on the rise, many South Africans are looking at ways to decrease expenses. One of these ways is buying second-hand when it comes to cars. “It’s so important to buy with your head and not… more
  • Volvo Cars and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving
    Jun 13, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo Cars and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving

    Volvo Cars, a leader in automotive safety, and Uber, the leading ride-hailing firm, today present a jointly developed production car capable of driving by itself, the next step in the strategic collaboration between both companies. Uber and… more
  • Fiat to be alongside FIGC for another four years
    Jun 13, 2019 Buzz

    Fiat to be alongside FIGC for another four years

    The sponsorship agreement between FCA and FIGC has been renewed for another four years. Fiat will be Top Partner and Official Car of the Italian Football Team confirming a time-honoured partnership that reasserts common values capable of… more
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa remains committed to empowering the youth, through supporting Wilderness Foundation Africa and its various programmes. Pictured with the Foundation's sponsored Volkswagen Kombi is (from left) Mandilakhe Twani, Wilderness Foundation Africa CEO Dr Andrew Muir, Gcobisa George, Thabiso Malao and Akhona Magadla. Photo: Alicia Essop
    Jun 13, 2019 Buzz

    Volkswagen supports Wilderness Foundation in empowering youth

    VWSA has assisted the Foundation since 2015 through vehicle support 121 youths were reached and 183 students benefited from training since October 2018 Uitenhage - An ongoing partnership between Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) and local… more
  • SA’s first ever comprehensive vehicle taxonomy database
    Jun 13, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    SA’s first ever comprehensive vehicle taxonomy database

    Imagine there was just one place you could go to for every morsel of information you need on a vehicle that you are selling or buying. Now you can thanks to a comprehensive database that contains exactly that, and you can find it under the hood… more
  • Mahindra awards its top performing dealers
    Jun 13, 2019 Buzz

    Mahindra awards its top performing dealers

    The night belonged to Mahindra Groblersdal, Mahindra Witbank and Mahindra Midrand. These three dealers won the Mahindra Dealer of the Year Awards 2018/19 for the small, medium and large dealer categories respectively. They received their cash… more
  • Building an inclusive circular economy: recycling with reclaimers. a Johannesburg pilot
    Jun 13, 2019 Buzz

    Building an inclusive circular economy: recycling with reclaimers. a Johannesburg pilot

    The 5th of June was World Environment Day; the UN's single most important day for driving global awareness and encouraging action for the protection of our environment. Timed to coincide with World Environment Day Unilever South Africa, the… more
  • Multiple road funding methods including e-tolls required in South Africa - economist
    Jun 13, 2019 Buzz

    Multiple road funding methods including e-tolls required in South Africa - economist

    South Africa cannot put all its road funding eggs in one basket. This is according to Mike Schüssler, an economist at economists.co.za. During a recent presentation at the Transport Forum, Schüssler explained that South Africa is an atypical… more
  • 2 weeks to go: Don’t miss these Key Panel Discussions at Manufacturing Indaba
    Jun 13, 2019 Buzz

    2 weeks to go: Don’t miss these Key Panel Discussions at Manufacturing Indaba

    OFFICIAL OPENING PANEL African Ministerial Panel: Vision to ActionManufacturing as a powerhouse of emerging countries and economies Emerging economies have recognised the importance of supporting industrial development as a means to achieving… more
  • More businesses closing, urgent reform required
    Jun 13, 2019 Buzz

    More businesses closing, urgent reform required

    Stats SA’s April Statistics of Liquidations and Insolvencies paint a very grim picture. The number of business liquidations increased by 53.1% between April 2018 and April 2019. The number of insolvencies increased by 30.1% between March 2018… more
  • SAICA leads the way in developing uniform financial reporting guidelines for public schools
    Jun 13, 2019 Buzz

    SAICA leads the way in developing uniform financial reporting guidelines for public…

    The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is leading the way in improving the financial management environment of public school through the development of proposed uniform financial reporting guidelines which have been… more
  • Some of the rarest and most unusual vintage cars for sale in SA right now
    Jun 13, 2019 Motoring

    Some of the rarest and most unusual vintage cars for sale in SA right now

    Cars have never been more comfortable, safe or speedy than they are today but every car enthusiast has a classic or vintage model from years gone by that they aspire to own. The appeal is in the design, says Jeff Osborne of Gumtree Auto. "These… more
  • To stay ahead of the curve, automotive aftermarket professionals turn to AAPEXedu for classroom, hands-on and underhood training.
    Jun 12, 2019 Buzz

    AAPEX 2019 Lines Up Top Training Partners

    Several industry organizations will bring their training expertise to this year’s AAPEXedu, offering a mix of classroom, hands-on and underhood sessions to keep automotive repair professionals, auto parts retailers and warehouse distributors… more
  • Violence and declining GDP impact truck sales
    Jun 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Violence and declining GDP impact truck sales

    The limping South African economy has impacted the transport sector for the first time in many months. In a year-to-date comparison at the end of May, growth in the total commercial vehicle has shrunk to 2.3%, to reach a total of 10 252 units.… more
  • Opel Distributor invites you to view the unboxing of the most expensive & exclusive sneaker, Mzansi has ever seen!
    Jun 12, 2019 Buzz

    Opel Distributor invites you to view the unboxing of the most expensive & exclusive…

    Opel is proud to present South Africa's most expensive sneakers valued at R365 900. These limited edition Corsa GSi Mesh Bathu shoes are exclusively for Corsa GSi owners only. Enjoy the UNBOXING of these exclusive Corsa GSi Mesh Bathu shoes… more
  • Jacques Rikhotso, Manufacturing Director at Bridgestone South Africa
    Jun 12, 2019 Buzz

    The Productivity / Technology trap

    The tyre industry is a microcosm of the dilemma in which South African manufacturers find themselves. By Jacques Rikhotso, Manufacturing Director, Bridgestone Many of South Africa’s industries have been built on the back of abundant cheap… more
  • Steven Brecht, Parts Sales Executive of Jacksons Isuzu Queenstown regularly donates blood to save lives. Each time a person donates three times in succession, the blood bank is able to use three parts of their blood - this could save three lives.
    Jun 12, 2019 Buzz

    Jacksons Isuzu Queenstown has got a heart for blood

    IT is no coincidence that Queenstown is situated in the heart of the Eastern Cape. In this town known for being the middle-point of the province, you will also find a dealership with a heart to match. Jacksons Isuzu Queenstown is as entrenched… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 11 June 2019
    Jun 12, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 11 June 2019

    MasterTips: Fatigue management for truck drivers While other industries implement a range of fatigue management strategies, truck drivers in SA can still be at risk. A new, world-first, study into fatigue in heavy vehicles has some startling… more
  • Mottling - no thanks! Spies Hecker Tips
    Jun 12, 2019 Buzz

    Mottling - no thanks! Spies Hecker Tips

    The basecoat is applied and as it starts to dry, irregularities slowly become visible. But this problem can be avoided. Evgeny Khmelev, Head of Training for Spies Hecker Europe, Middle East and Africa, uses Permahyd® Hi-TEC 480 Basecoat to… more
  • Continental Extends Production Facilities in Lousado, Portugal, with Investments of around 100 million Euro
    Jun 12, 2019 Buzz

    Continental Extends Production Facilities in Lousado, Portugal, with Investments of…

    New production facilities for radial off-the-road (OTR) tires is part of Continental’s growth strategy Vision 2025 Both earthmoving and port radial tires larger than 24 inches will roll-off the new assembly line More than 100 additional jobs… more
  • The all-new Renault KOLEOS becomes an even more compelling SUV offering
    Jun 12, 2019 Motoring

    The all-new Renault KOLEOS becomes an even more compelling SUV offering

    The New-Generation Renault KOLEOS entered the S.A. market in February 2019. It has been well received by virtue of its extremely competitive pricing for a high-end SUV, loaded with technologically advanced features. The Renault KOLEOS is… more
  • Gunge Spunge is ideal for factories, forecourts, garages, workshops, and similar areas
    Jun 12, 2019 Buzz

    Easing the pain of liquid spill clean-ups

    Well-known manufacturer Pratley recently identified a need for a product that can be used in pollution control. More specifically, in the easy and efficient clean-up of liquid spills in the mining and other industrial sectors. The result was… more
  • BLSA CEO Mr Bonang Mohale receives the FMF 10th Luminary award
    Jun 11, 2019 Buzz

    BLSA CEO Mr Bonang Mohale receives the FMF 10th Luminary award

    BLSA CEO Mr Bonang Mohale receives the FMF 10th Luminary award for his contribution to SA’s business community and defending the rights of all South Africans. Today, 11 June 2019, Mr Bonang Mohale, highly respected businessman and CEO of… more
  • It depends on ‘US’ not ‘THEM’ - by Gerhard Papenfus
    Jun 11, 2019 Buzz

    It depends on ‘US’ not ‘THEM’ - by Gerhard Papenfus

    Many South Africans are waiting for some sort of extraordinary intervention to save us from our national predicament. Who will lead us to a better place, they wonder - while they sit and wait. The ANC won the election comfortably, but what does… more
  • Tech majors to showcase latest automotive manufacturing advancements at Automotive Engineering Show 2019
    Jun 11, 2019 Buzz

    Tech majors to showcase latest automotive manufacturing advancements at Automotive…

    Bharat Forge, Festo India, Nikon India, Sick India, Tal Manufacturing, Wipro 3D sign up for the 12th edition; to bring pioneering innovations to the auto-hub of Chennai Every major technological shift reflects a quantum leap in automotive… more
  • Father and son, Anton and Keaton Muller team up to clean up the beach.
    Jun 11, 2019 Buzz

    Isuzu Staff hit the beaches this weekend

    TWO Isuzu bakkies were filled to the brim with at least half a ton of waste collected on Port Elizabeth's beach front between Pollock beach and Shark Rock Pier on Saturday. Partnering with local conservation organisation Sustainable Seas Trust… more
  • Prevention Is Better Than Cure
    Jun 11, 2019 Buzz

    Prevention Is Better Than Cure

    Doubts concerning the efficacy of electronic alarms fitted to certain brands have resulted in an upswing in demand for more traditional security systems, specifically those which operate on a mechanical principle. That’s according to Manuel… more
  • Gold for Mazda SA at the 2019 National Automobile Dealers' Association Dealer Satisfaction Index Awards
    Jun 11, 2019 Buzz

    Gold for Mazda SA at the 2019 National Automobile Dealers' Association Dealer…

    Mazda retained its position as the fourth highest ranked South African motor brand in overall dealer satisfaction. The company was awarded a third consecutive Gold for achieving a benchmark score of 82% in the Passenger and Light Commercial… more
  • Engineering Lead - Sub-Saharan Africa, Cummins Africa Middle East Christopher Judd
    Jun 11, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Cummins continues to drive growth in Africa with service focus and latest technology

    Cummins plans to cap its centennial year by setting a new record in 2019, manufacturing over 1.5 million engines, and servicing about 12 million engines in the field globally. “What that means is that there are big opportunities for business,… more
  • Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance - the high performance, fuel saving tyre now produced in South Africa
    Jun 11, 2019 Buzz

    Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance - the high performance, fuel saving tyre now produced…

    The EfficientGrip Performance, with its distinctive ZAF-marking on the sidewall, now includes adaptations for local, challenging conditions, making the tyre even stronger, to ensure better tread wear and increased mileage. The EfficientGrip… more
  • XC marks the spot!
    Jun 11, 2019 Motoring

    XC marks the spot!

    The premium car market is plummeting – not just here in South Africa, but also in Europe. Local sales are down 20% to date this year, while European sales of premium large cars declined by 13% in the first quarter of 2019. 1. The decline in the… more
  • Toyota and Subaru Agree to Jointly Develop BEV-dedicated Platform and BEV SUV
    Jun 11, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Toyota and Subaru Agree to Jointly Develop BEV-dedicated Platform and BEV SUV

    Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Subaru Corporation (Subaru) disclosed today that they have agreed to jointly develop a platform dedicated to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) for midsize and large passenger vehicles and to jointly develop… more
  • Mitsubishi Motors celebrates a decade of i-MiEV, pioneering mass-production electric vehicles
    Jun 11, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Mitsubishi Motors celebrates a decade of i-MiEV, pioneering mass-production electric…

    Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) marked the 10th anniversary of its launch of the zero-emission i-MiEV city car, which paved the way for the automotive industry's seismic shift towards mass-produced electric vehicles (EV). Since its release,… more
  • CAPAS 2019 closed, driving the market development of Southwest China through new events and enhanced services
    Jun 11, 2019 Buzz

    CAPAS 2019 closed, driving the market development of Southwest China through new events…

    The sixth edition of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) concluded to a high note on 25 May 2019 at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center in China.… more
  • Do you know how to access the African market?
    Jun 11, 2019 Buzz

    Do you know how to access the African market?

    African countries have taken commendable steps to boost the manufacturing sector. The launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in March 2018 aims to create a single market for goods and services in Africa in order to… more
  • Dr Mehran Zarrebini stands on a pile of truck tyres waiting for recycling
    Jun 11, 2019 Buzz

    Mathe to commission new retread recycling plant at Hammarsdale

    Tyre retreading is big business in South Africa and Mathe Group, one of South Africa’s largest used radial truck tyre recycling operations, will be cashing in on this with a multi-million-rand investment in a new line to recycle waste rubber… more
  • Another opportunity for Volkswagen to stamp its authority on GTC series
    Jun 11, 2019 Motorsport

    Another opportunity for Volkswagen to stamp its authority on GTC series

    Volkswagen's GTC drivers ready for Port Elizabeth battle Keagan Masters and Daniel Rowe both chasing after top spot on the points table Volkswagen hoping to continue domination of the manufacturers' standings Liebenberg and Wood set to fight… more
  • Consistency the name of the game for SACCS Special Vehicle and SXS leaders
    Jun 10, 2019 Motorsport

    Consistency the name of the game for SACCS Special Vehicle and SXS leaders

    Consistency has been the name of the game for the leaders in the Special Vehicle Championship as well as the Side x Side National Championship in the 2019 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS). With the season reaching the halfway… more
  • Jun 10, 2019 Buzz

    Haval Goes for GOLD

    On The evening of Thursday 6 June, the top brass of the South African Motor Industry congregated at the glass cathedral of vehicle asset finance that is the home of Wesbank for the annual NADA DSI awards. In layman's terms, the National… more
  • Mahindra takes gold in 2019 NADA Awards
    Jun 10, 2019 Buzz

    Mahindra takes gold in 2019 NADA Awards

    Mahindra South Africa struck Gold at the National Automobile Dealers' Association (NADA) annual awards dinner. The group won a Gold Award in the Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) rankings, which tests dealers' satisfaction with the way a brand… more
  • Alfa Romeo at the 21st Gumball 3000
    Jun 10, 2019 Buzz

    Alfa Romeo at the 21st Gumball 3000

    An epic journey across 11 countries on board a Stelvio Quadrifoglio with a very special livery, a one-off designed for the occasion by the Alfa Romeo Design Centre. The on-road adventure involves over one hundred supercars, prototypes and… more
  • BMW and Jaguar Land Rover collaboration targets slice of 19m electric vehicle sales per year by 2033, says GlobalData
    Jun 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    BMW and Jaguar Land Rover collaboration targets slice of 19m electric vehicle sales per…

    Following the recent news that Jaguar Land Rover and BMW are to work together on electric vehicle components; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the news: “News that these… more
  • Minesh Bhagaloo Appointed General Manager Communications for Ford in South Africa
    Jun 10, 2019 Buzz

    Minesh Bhagaloo Appointed General Manager Communications for Ford in South Africa

    Ford Motor Company this week announced that Minesh Bhagaloo has been appointed General Manager Communications for Ford Motor Company in South Africa, effective 1 June 2019. Bhagaloo has been Product Communications Manager since joining Ford in… more
  • Awards recognise Imperial Logistics’ pharmaceutical marketing and distribution capabilities
    Jun 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Awards recognise Imperial Logistics’ pharmaceutical marketing and distribution…

    Recent awards presented to Imperial Logistics’ African Regions operations reflect the organisation’s outstanding marketing and distribution capabilities for pharmaceuticals, healthcare and medical products, as well as Imperial Logistics’… more
  • Messe Frankfurt India announces E-waste Collection Drive this World Environment Day
    Jun 10, 2019 Buzz

    Messe Frankfurt India announces E-waste Collection Drive this World Environment Day

    With Global Exhibition Day and World Environment Day being celebrated internationally on 5th June 2019, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India has announced an E-Waste Collection Drive at their headquarters in Mumbai with an aim to spread major… more
  • Subaru wins big at 2018-2019 JNCAP assessments
    Jun 10, 2019 Motoring

    Subaru wins big at 2018-2019 JNCAP assessments

    2019 Forester wins Grand Prix award for achieving the highest score ever tested by JNCAP 2019 Forester, XV and Impreza all receive the top rating of Advanced Safety Vehicle Triple Plus (ASV +++) Subaru Corporation has announced that the all-new… more
  • Left-Right: Gary McCraw, Director, National Automobile Dealers’ Association; Ghana Msibi, WesBank, Executive Head of Motor, Mark Dommisse, Chairperson, National Automobile Dealers’ Association, Mike Mabasa, Executive Director and CEO of NAAMSA
    Jun 10, 2019 Buzz

    Automotive Industry Stakeholders Gather Under One Roof at Prestigious Annual Dealer…

    The National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) Dealer Satisfaction Index DSI forms vital link between dealers and manufacturers Results this year demonstrate strengthening of relationships between dealers and manufacturers Johannesburg,… more
  • African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - Calling on emerging, black suppliers and start-ups
  • Hankook Land Cruiser Fees & Afrika rekord : Sondela Nature Reserve & Spa : 6-8 AUG 2019
  • MANN+HUMMEL Recognized by General Motors as a 2018 Supplier of the Year
    Jun 10, 2019 Buzz

    MANN+HUMMEL Recognized by General Motors as a 2018 Supplier of the Year

    MANN+HUMMEL was named a Supplier of the Year by General Motors during their 27th annual ‘Supplier of the Year’ awards ceremony held in Detroit in May. It is the 24th time MANN+HUMMEL has received the award. “We hold our suppliers to a high… more
  • DENSO Invests $1.95M to Open Technical Training Center in Battle Creek, Michigan, to Upskill Advanced Manufacturing Workforce
    Jun 10, 2019 Buzz

    DENSO Invests $1.95M to Open Technical Training Center in Battle Creek, Michigan, to…

    Investment will support DENSO technical talent, ensuring they have the skills necessary to succeed in the changing automotive industry DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, has invested $1.95 million to open the North Technical… more
  • Measure Two Popular International Vehicles at the SEMA Garage
    Jun 10, 2019 Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 23

    Measure Two Popular International Vehicles at the SEMA Garage For the past nine years since its inception, the SEMA International Vehicle Measuring Program’s (IVMP) goal has been to make it easier for members to access popular international… more
  • The Voice of Retreading© June 6, 2019
    Jun 07, 2019 Buzz

    The Voice of Retreading© June 6, 2019

    Making the Case for Retreads How retreads can help reduce a fleet’s tire expense, and its impact on the environment. Tires can be one of the most costly maintenance items for a heavy duty commercial truck fleet. With the amount of time trucks… more
  • Independence within the disabled community is becoming far more of a focus
    Jun 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Independence within the disabled community is becoming far more of a focus

    Independence within the disabled community is becoming far more of an important focus and as such the use of one’s own vehicle without assistance is an integral part of that, says Dominic Sierra, Mobility Consultant at Chairman Industries. The… more
  • Ford Offers Individual Style with Trendy New Figo Blu
    Jun 07, 2019 Motoring

    Ford Offers Individual Style with Trendy New Figo Blu

    Special edition Ford Figo Blu 1.5 TiVCT MT five-door hatchback, limited run of 360 units Sporty 15-inch alloy wheels, unique styling enhancements and three colour choices: Moondust Silver, Oxford White and Smoke Grey Vibrant interior with… more
  • DHL rolls out e-commerce platform to more African markets following initial success
    Jun 07, 2019 Buzz

    DHL rolls out e-commerce platform to more African markets following initial success

    Platform has been rolled out to nine more countries across Sub Saharan Africa DHL Africa eShop sees impressive growth in first seven weeks; Platform has been rolled out to nine more countries across Sub Saharan Africa; Growing demand for online… more
  • Municipalities continue to struggle with appointing qualified CFOs
    Jun 07, 2019 Buzz

    Municipalities continue to struggle with appointing qualified CFOs

    The Municipal Finance Management Act, No 56 of 2003 (MFMA) and the Public Finance Management Act, No 1 of 1999 (PFMA) require that the chief financial officer (CFO) be responsible for the effective financial management of the institution… more
  • You are invited to register NOW for free entrance to visit the upcoming Manufacturing Indaba Exhibition
    Jun 07, 2019 Buzz

    You are invited to register NOW for free entrance to visit the upcoming Manufacturing…

    25 - 26 June 2019, Sandton Convention Centre You are invited to join us in the exhibition hall and network with forward-thinking organisations including local, national and global brands presenting their innovative solutions and technologies.… more
  • Hyundai's 'rescue mission' keeps team in WRC lead
    Jun 07, 2019 Motorsport

    Hyundai's 'rescue mission' keeps team in WRC lead

    A dramatic final day at Rally de Portugal saw the Hyundai Motorsport team claim their 50th WRC podium result after Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul fought hard right to the end to secure second place, picking up four extra points in the… more
  • Texting While Driving? It’s Like Driving with Your Eyes Closed
    Jun 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Texting While Driving? It’s Like Driving with Your Eyes Closed

    Talking on cell phones – handheld or hands-free – affects our driving Hands-free devices do not eliminate distraction It's important to abandon hands-free even though the law permits it Every text, emoji and selfie which captures your attention… more
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre is Now Welcoming Customers in Groblersdal
    Jun 07, 2019 Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre is Now Welcoming Customers in Groblersdal

    A new Tiger Wheel & Tyre has opened in Groblersdal at the corner of Barlow and Hereford roads, bringing with it the legendary, award-winning service that has made the brand South Africa's best-loved and most trusted in the retail wheel and tyre… more
  • Haval South Africa celebrates their second birthday with their customers at the first annual Haval GWM/Harvest day
    Jun 07, 2019 Buzz

    Haval South Africa celebrates their second birthday with their customers at the first…

    Saturday 1 June was somewhat of a special day for Haval Motors South Africa. May marked the brand's second anniversary since they started trading in South Africa as a wholly owned subsidiary to founding company, Great Wall Motor Corporation. To… more
  • After terrible GDP growth numbers, the time has come to abandon fiscal stimulus
    Jun 07, 2019 Buzz

    After terrible GDP growth numbers, the time has come to abandon fiscal stimulus

    The latest GDP numbers show that the South African economy declined by 3.2% for the first quarter of 2019. This comes after President Ramaphosa announced a R50 billion stimulus package in September 2018. Since that stimulus followed on a decade… more
  • FCA and DSV land top spot on the award podium for their benchmark warehousing collaboration
    Jun 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    FCA and DSV land top spot on the award podium for their benchmark warehousing…

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) South Africa and Warehouse Service Provider, DSV Solutions, has scooped a Branch of the Year award for the second time in three years. This award recognises consistent and reliable service delivery, and the… more
  • Nissan to create over 1000 jobs in the automotive sector
    Jun 06, 2019 Buzz

    Nissan to create over 1000 jobs in the automotive sector

    An estimated 1,200 jobs to be created across the value chain Investments to grow the local component supplier industry Five new black-owned suppliers to be developed Nissan will boost employment in South Africa, with local production of the… more
  • Groupe Renault expresses its disappointment after withdrawal of FCA merger proposal
    Jun 06, 2019 Buzz

    Groupe Renault expresses its disappointment after withdrawal of FCA merger proposal

    Groupe Renault expresses its disappointment not to have the opportunity to continue to pursue the proposal of FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles). We are gratified by the constructive approach of Nissan and wish to thank FCA for their efforts and… more
  • FCA withdraws merger proposal to Groupe Renault
    Jun 06, 2019 Buzz

    FCA withdraws merger proposal to Groupe Renault

    IMPORTANT NOTICE By reading the following release, you agree to be bound by the following limitations and qualifications: This press release is for informational purposes only and is not intended to and does not constitute an offer or… more
  • Advanced Manufacturing Awards to recognise and inspire South Africa's innovators
    Jun 06, 2019 Buzz

    Advanced Manufacturing Awards to recognise and inspire South Africa's innovators

    Leading lights in the field of advanced technology, including 4IR will be acknowledged at South Africa's official National Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards on November 27. The National Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards, is… more
  • All Five Ford GTs Prepared for Multi-Manufacturer Battle at Le Mans
    Jun 06, 2019 Motorsport

    All Five Ford GTs Prepared for Multi-Manufacturer Battle at Le Mans

    The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs are ready to compete in the final Le Mans of Ford Motor Company's current GT programme Customer team, Keating Motorsports, excited to be joining the team at Le Mans with their #85 Ford GT The Ford Le Mans… more
  • Autoboys welcomes CompComm decision to convert motor code into law
    Jun 06, 2019 Buzz

    Autoboys welcomes CompComm decision to convert motor code into law

    After hearing over 80 stakeholders’ viewpoints regarding anti-competitive behaviour in the automotive industry, the Competition Commission has commendably decided to take a draft motor code one step further by seeking to implement it in law.… more
  • Opel introduces Diesel economy in the Crossland X Enjoy 1.6TD (Turbo Diesel) powertrain with a combined fuel consumption of 5.4 L/100 km
    Jun 06, 2019 Motoring

    Opel introduces Diesel economy in the Crossland X Enjoy 1.6TD (Turbo Diesel) powertrain…

    Opel Crossland X Enjoy 1.6TD - Economic, versatile, nimble, spacious & adaptable. Unitrans Opel Distributor has initiated shipping of the Opel Crossland X Enjoy 1.6TD (Turbo Diesel) Manual Transmission to the South African shores, with the… more
  • BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover announce collaboration for next-generation electrification technology
    Jun 06, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover announce collaboration for next-generation…

    BMW “Gen 5” eDrive technology supports future evolutions with Jaguar Land Rover Both companies share vision of future-oriented drive technologies As it develops its plans for the mobility of the future, the BMW Group is increasingly focusing on… more
  • Shell launches e-fluids to optimise electric vehicle performance
    Jun 06, 2019 Buzz

    Shell launches e-fluids to optimise electric vehicle performance

    Shell has announced the launch of its new range of fluids specifically designed to work in battery electric vehicles (EVs). These E-Transmission Fluids, E-Thermal Fluids and E-Greases are positioned to make battery EVs perform better and be… more
  • Ilse Karg Chief Director: Future Industrial Production Technologies in the Department of Trade and Industry
    Jun 06, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Collaboration key to driving SA’s 4IR progress

    Collaboration across industry, public and private sector and among civil society will be crucial for driving Fourth Industrial Revolution progress, speakers said at the opening day of Africa Automation Fair and the Connected Industries… more
  • SAA Financial Chaos: FMF submits PAIA applications re SAA and SAX overdue financial statements
    Jun 06, 2019 Buzz

    SAA Financial Chaos: FMF submits PAIA applications re SAA and SAX overdue financial…

    The Free Market Foundation (FMF) is submitting PAIA applications to enable the public to understand the true extent of the financial chaos that exists within South African Airways (SAA) and SA Express (SAX). Following the resignation letter of… more
  • The impact of load shedding on Manufacturers:  Do you have an energy solution for Manufacturers?
    Jun 06, 2019 Buzz

    The impact of load shedding on Manufacturers: Do you have an energy solution for…

    The Manufacturing Indaba is launching an Energy Solutions Pavilion providing companies who have an energy solution that can support manufacturers, an opportunity to showcase their products to the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing is an… more
  • More on Volkswagen's new SUV, the T-Cross
    Jun 06, 2019 Motoring

    More on Volkswagen's new SUV, the T-Cross

    Volkswagen's new compact SUV is characterized by a striking design, spacious interior, digital cockpit, perfect connectivity and class-leading driver assistance systems The T-Cross meets the most stringent safety standards, achieving a five… more
  • Communication of the board of directors on the findings of the joint RNBV audit
    Jun 06, 2019 Buzz

    Communication of the board of directors on the findings of the joint RNBV audit

    Renault’s Board of Directors today reviewed the final findings of the Joint Audit Mission that was commissioned jointly with Nissan in respect of their jointly-owned subsidiary RNBV. These findings confirmed the existence of deficiencies within… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 04 June 2019
    Jun 05, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 04 June 2019

    MasterTips: The latest cars DON’T drive themselves While the concept of autonomous cars is eagerly anticipated, we should also not fall for the hype surrounding semi-autonomous cars. Be very wary of allowing your conscious component of driving… more
  • The new BMW M8 Coupe and BMW M8 Competition Coupe. The new BMW M8 Convertible and BMW M8 Competition Convertible.
    Jun 05, 2019 Motoring

    The new BMW M8 Coupe and BMW M8 Competition Coupe. The new BMW M8 Convertible and BMW M8…

    BMW M GmbH is embarking on a luxury-segment offensive with a quartet of new high-performance sports cars at the pinnacle of its model range. The new BMW M8 Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 10.6 – 10.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 242 –… more
  • Waste Becomes a Powerful Resource of Hope in Walmer
    Jun 05, 2019 Buzz

    Waste Becomes a Powerful Resource of Hope in Walmer

    AN innovative new bike was designed and built for a Walmer Township man who makes a living from selling waste. Khululekile "Wilson" Moko will soon swap his cumbersome make-shift cart for a uniquely designed, functional waste-bike which was… more
  • Bridgestone announces resignation of CEO
    Jun 05, 2019 Buzz

    Bridgestone announces resignation of CEO

    Bridgestone announces that its CEO, Gavin Young, will be leaving the company on 07 June 2019 to pursue other interests. Mr Young was appointed CEO in June 2016, and during his three-year tenure led a number of important initiatives to drive… more
  • Volkswagen Kombi range updated with a Trendline Plus model
    Jun 05, 2019 Motoring

    Volkswagen Kombi range updated with a Trendline Plus model

    The iconic Volkswagen Kombi is now available in a higher powered and well-spec'd family vehicle The Trendline Plus model features a host of exterior highlights and interior features Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has expanded its popular people… more
  • DENSO Delivers Key Technology to WaterBit’s Precision Irrigation Solution
    Jun 05, 2019 Buzz

    DENSO Delivers Key Technology to WaterBit’s Precision Irrigation Solution

    Agriculture among non-automotive sectors embracing DENSO’s sensor technology, Partnership helps the mobility supplier advance its commitment to sustainability DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, announced today its partnership… more
  • Schneider Electric highlights workable solutions at Africa Automation Fair
    Jun 05, 2019 Buzz

    Schneider Electric highlights workable solutions at Africa Automation Fair

    EcoStruxure offers workable automation results Delivering IIoT results Global experience available locally Schneider Electric will exhibit how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is creating new business models and reshaping the industrial… more
  • MELBOURNE Airport PLANS FOR THE FUTURE WITH TECHNOLOGY transformation partner SITA
    Jun 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    MELBOURNE Airport PLANS FOR THE FUTURE WITH TECHNOLOGY transformation partner SITA

    Flexible, passenger-friendly technology to boost capacity Melbourne Airport today announced that it has chosen to extend its contract with leading technology partner SITA for flexible and passenger-friendly technology to ready the airport for… more
  • Universal Partners powers possibilities with Ferrari
    Jun 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Universal Partners powers possibilities with Ferrari

    A deal to supply electric motors for Ferrari’s first hybrid series production sports car, is exciting investors about companies in Universal Partners’ investment portfolio. YASA, the world’s leading manufacturer of axial-flux electric motors,… more
  • Ford Fiesta Demonstrates the importance of ESC at Global NCAP Stop the Crash Event
    Jun 05, 2019 Buzz

    Ford Fiesta Demonstrates the importance of ESC at Global NCAP Stop the Crash Event

    Stop The Crash South Africa show hosted by Global NCAP in partnership with the Automobile Association Campaign to advocate for the widespread demand and adoption of crash avoidance technologies for vehicles Ford supported the event with two… more
  • Monthly MEYLE Performance Update 2019
    Jun 05, 2019 Motorsport

    Monthly MEYLE Performance Update 2019

    FIA European Truck Racing Championship Successful season opening for Sascha Lenz at the FIA ETRC in Misano On May 23rd, the FIA European Truck Racing Championship started its 35th season in Misano, Italy. Also present: MAN pilot Sascha Lenz… more
  •  RFA calls for urgent action to secure safety of the trucking industry and its people
    Jun 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    RFA calls for urgent action to secure safety of the trucking industry and its people

    The Road Freight Association (RFA) requests urgent intervention by the Minister of Police to secure the safety of our drivers, vehicles and premises. Since March 2018, a targeted attack on the freight industry has been orchestrated by the All… more
  • AutoX and Value Logistics – a strategic partnership that shapes the future
    Jun 05, 2019 Buzz

    AutoX and Value Logistics – a strategic partnership that shapes the future

    Bold Steps in Optimisation Optimisation is pursued in many aspects of logistics and supply chain operations and is reflected in the long-standing strategic partnership between automotive battery manufacturer AutoX, and Value Logistics. What… more
  • At the wheel of the All-new Renault Clio: renewed comfort and enjoyment
    Jun 04, 2019 Motoring

    At the wheel of the All-new Renault Clio: renewed comfort and enjoyment

    The Clio has been synonymous with versatility since the very first generation of cars, proving just as easy to drive in urban as in rural conditions, and the New Clio doesn't disappoint on that front. The New Clio offers drivers even greater… more
  • Mark Dommisse, Chairperson of the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA)
    Jun 04, 2019 Buzz

    Passenger Car Market Holds Up for Dealers in Exceptionally Tough May Month

    Overall Dealer sales channel for May 2019 – 35 506 new vehicles (passenger and commercial vehicles) sold on dealer floors in May 2019 (2018: 37 175 showing a -4.5% variance in sales on dealer floors compared to the same month last year)… more
  • Naamsa comment on the May 2019 New Vehicle Sales Statistics
    Jun 04, 2019 Buzz

    Naamsa comment on the May 2019 New Vehicle Sales Statistics

    The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa [NAAMSA] said that new vehicle sales continued to disappoint into May, 2019 while export sales were also down for the first time this year. Reflecting on the new vehicle sales… more
  • Argus Motors-Special for Jun & Jul 2019
    Jun 04, 2019 Buzz

    Argus Motors - Special for Jun & Jul 2019

    Q20 - SUPER MULTI-PURPOSE LUBRICANT R41.50 No Minimum QTY (Price is after 6% settlement discount) Please find access to our June & July Special Offers. (Click here to download the full file) Please note: It is a big file and will take a few… more
  • Selling cars smarter online
    Jun 04, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Selling cars smarter online

    The online second hand car market is booming. More than twice as many pre-owned vehicles are sold every month in SA than new ones. Gumtree Auto’s Nunben Dixon says that in this competitive space sellers need to learn how to stand out in the… more
  • FAW Harrismith becomes full sales and service dealer
    Jun 04, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    FAW Harrismith becomes full sales and service dealer

    FAW Harrismith, which opened on 4 March this year, is now a full FAW sales and service branch and part of the growing FAW South Africa dealer network. The Free State facility was previously an independent dealer that sold FAW vehicles, as well… more
  • Should Africa Emulate Asian Manufacturing?
    Jun 04, 2019 Buzz

    Should Africa Emulate Asian Manufacturing?

    Labels and product stamps across the world reveal the all too familiar imprints ‘Made in China’ or ‘Made in Japan’. There is no question that Africa as a developing continent, is rich with endless opportunity. This begs the question; how should… more
  • New challenges await competitors as the Toyota 1000 desert race relocates to Eastern Botswana
    Jun 04, 2019 Motorsport

    New challenges await competitors as the Toyota 1000 desert race relocates to Eastern…

    The South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) will reach the halfway mark of the 2019 season with the annual Toyota 1000 Desert Race (TDR 1000) in Botswana and this year another angle will be added to the challenge when this marathon… more
  • 2019 DRIVEN Racing Oil catalog is now available
    Jun 04, 2019 Buzz

    2019 DRIVEN Racing Oil catalog is now available

    The 2019 edition of the DRIVEN Racing Oil catalog is now available. The Driven Racing Oil brand was originally created to advance engine and driveline lubricant perfor­mance in professional racing. Today DRIVEN’s innovations extend beyond the… more
  • Upcoming Events - June 2019
    Jun 04, 2019 Motorsport

    Upcoming Events - June 2019

    INTERNATIONAL EVENTS 01.06.2019 FIM RED BULL ROOKIES CUP, MUGELLO 02.06.2019 FIM CIRCUIT RACING GRAND PRIX, MUGELLO 07.06.2019 FIM TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, MOTEGI 07.06.2019 FIM WORLD SUPERBIKE & SUPERSPORT CHAMPIONSHIP, CIRCUITO DE JEREZ… more
  • Preventative maintenance: the key to sustainability
    Jun 04, 2019 Buzz

    Preventative maintenance: the key to sustainability

    The significance of preventative maintenance in the capital equipment equation cannot be reiterated enough. Benefits abound and include operator and machine safety, machine efficiency and time savings, among others. All these point towards one… more
  • Cummins AME introduces digital solutions to maximise vehicle uptime
    Jun 03, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Cummins AME introduces digital solutions to maximise vehicle uptime

    There is a growing demand in the Africa and Middle East (AME) region for remote monitoring solutions from Cummins due to the increased prevalence of electronic engines that adhere to the latest international standards, according to Cummins AME… more
  • Lotus to reveal Type 130 All-Electric Hypercar in London on 16 July 2019
    Jun 03, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Lotus to reveal Type 130 All-Electric Hypercar in London on 16 July 2019

    World’s first British all-electric hypercar – project code Type 130 – will be revealed in London, the birthplace of the brand, in July A maximum of just 130 examples will be available to own, with first customer deliveries to commence in 2020… more
  • Fat Tracks MTB Club Donates Malcolm Lange's Race-Winning Bike to Continental Tyre SA
    Jun 03, 2019 Buzz

    Fat Tracks MTB Club Donates Malcolm Lange's Race-Winning Bike to Continental Tyre SA

    The oldest mountain bike club in SA, Fat Tracks, has donated Lange's locally designed and developed Raleigh RC9000 series to Continental Tyre South Africa Multiple champion Lange won 409 local and international races during his 20-year career… more
  • Hyundai Creta range gets a flashy new flagship derivative
    Jun 03, 2019 Motoring

    Hyundai Creta range gets a flashy new flagship derivative

    Hyundai's Creta range, which has been a stalwart in the brand's local model line-up, has grown with the addition of a flagship derivative with several attractive styling cues that sets it apart from its siblings. Only 500 of the special Cretas… more
  • African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - New Exhibitors
    Jun 03, 2019 Buzz

    African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - New Exhibitors

    Click here to book your paticipation more
  • L-R - Goodyear's Pietro Saletta, Emerging Markets VP; Ray Norris, Director Commercial Manufacturing EMEA and Ian Hind, Goodyear SA Manufacturing Director
    Jun 03, 2019 Buzz

    Goodyear South Africa's continued commitment to employees' overall wellness

    On Tuesday, May 28 Goodyear South Africa reached another milestone on its journey to improve employee wellness when the multinational company revealed the recently upgraded on-site canteen at the manufacturing facility in Uitenhage. The ribbon… more
  • Gunther Schmitz, Chairman of Right to Repair South Africa (R2RSA)
    Jun 03, 2019 Buzz

    No Code of Conduct but Guidelines instead – what this means for the motor industry

    The Competition Commission has communicated to all stakeholders in the automotive industry advising that the implementation of a single industry-wide Code of Conduct (Çode) is not feasible. Instead, the Commission intends converting the… more
  • The Carbon Tax Act is here – what motorists should be doing
    Jun 03, 2019 Buzz

    The Carbon Tax Act is here – what motorists should be doing

    As of 1 June, the Carbon Tax Act and the Customs and Excise Amendment Act will be effective. The Customs and Excise Amendment Act primarily deals with administrative issues surrounding the implementation of the new carbon tax. So, what does… more
  • EV Indaba IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
    Jun 03, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    EV Future | E-Mobility | Indaba - Event Postponed!!

    It is with great regret that the E-Mobility Indaba has to be postponed to March 2020. This decision was made due to market and industry related forces that are out of the organisational team’s control. The success of this event is of utmost… more
  • Technology lends a helping hand to special needs schools
    Jun 03, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Technology lends a helping hand to special needs schools

    MiX Telematics, in partnership with iSchoolAfrica, continues its commitment to empower teachers and learners with classroom practices and educational technology that assist learners to overcome some of their learning difficulties. MiX… more
  •  What to look forward to at Manufacturing Indaba 2019
    Jun 03, 2019 Buzz

    What to look forward to at Manufacturing Indaba 2019

    This year’s symposium promises to raise the bar by hosting an official Buyers Lounge programme with buyers from across Africa representing Procurement Managers, Municipal Managers and Company Buyers from the large corporates in attendance. The… more
  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI).
    Jun 03, 2019 Buzz

    Should you be putting 95 or 93 Octane petrol in your car?

    There is much debate around whether 95 Octane petrol is an essential to get the best performance out of your car and to avoid unnecessary wear and tear. “This is a question that often pops up in the industry,” says Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the… more
  • Mechatronics students working on one of the projects are from left  Johannes Ormos, Johannes Keil and Philipp Duffner
    Jun 03, 2019 Buzz

    Students Develop Innovative Designs for Isuzu

    Finding innovative solutions in the manufacturing environment is one of the key objectives of Isuzu Motors South Africa's sponsorship of the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) Chair in Mechatronics. The Chair in Mechatronics, headed by Professor… more
  • PE’s finest set to thrill home crowd on 15 June
    May 30, 2019 Motorsport

    PE’s finest set to thrill home crowd on 15 June

    Port Elizabeth fans are set for a midwinter race feast when the South African national championship Extreme Circus comes to town for its annual visit to Aldo Scribante Saturday 15 June. In what’s set to be a celebration of EP racing success,… more
  • Minimum Wage: A crime against the poor
    May 30, 2019 Buzz

    Minimum Wage: A crime against the poor

    The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is a crime against the poor of this country as it absolutely forbids them from accepting any compensation below the floor set by government. It is reasonable, therefore, to assume that some people who could be… more
  • The first-ever BMW X7 now available in South Africa
    May 30, 2019 Motoring

    The first-ever BMW X7 now available in South Africa

    BMW has pulled back the covers on a new definition of automotive luxury. The BMW X7 blends lavish presence, exclusivity and spaciousness with the versatile and agile driving properties customers would expect from a Sports Activity Vehicle… more
  • #StopTheCrash campaign for car and motorcycle safety launches in South Africa
    May 30, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    #StopTheCrash campaign for car and motorcycle safety launches in South Africa

    For the first time in Africa, the #StopTheCrash Partnership hosts live demonstrations of crash avoidance technologies in support of the United Nations Global Goals and the Decade of Action for Road Safety. Launched at the Kyalami Grand Prix… more
  • Four star progress but poor child protection a disappointment in latest #SaferCarsforAfrica results
    May 30, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Four star progress but poor child protection a disappointment in latest…

    Global NCAP and the Automobile Association of South Africa launch the third round of #SaferCarsForAfrica crash test results today with the welcome support of the FIA Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies. The three models tested show… more
  • Winch for Farming, Hunting, Quad Biking, UTV and 4X4
    May 30, 2019 Buzz

    Winch for Farming, Hunting, Quad Biking, UTV and 4X4

    A small, compact, low-cost winch, suitable for applications such as farming, quad biking, hunting and UTV, is now available in South Africa. “The Superwinch A3500 is a compact, quiet, all-purpose 3500lb (1590kg) winch also ideal for 4x4… more
  • Growing truck sales bode well for Futuroad Expo
    May 30, 2019 Buzz

    Growing truck sales bode well for Futuroad Expo

    The market in South Africa for medium, heavy, and extra-heavy trucks is showing positive growth in the first four months of 2019, which bodes well for interest in the biennial Futuroad Expo. This African commercial vehicle exhibition will be… more
  • Visitor registration opens for Automechanika Johannesburg
    May 30, 2019 Buzz

    Visitor registration opens for Automechanika Johannesburg

    Visitor registration has opened for this year's Automechanika Johannesburg trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, which will take place at the Expo Centre, Nasrec, from 18-21 September. Free visitor passes are available online from… more
  •  Opinion piece: Can Electric Vehicles go the distance in South Africa?
    May 30, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Opinion piece: Can Electric Vehicles go the distance in South Africa?

    The ever-increasing fuel price is one of many factors making electric vehicles an attractive option. Another one is their ever-growing availability, as more car manufacturers produce their own version of the economic, green vehicles. However,… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 28 May 2019
    May 30, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 28 May 2019

    MasterTips: The benefits of adaptive headlights A recent study suggests that adaptive headlights increase roadway lighting by as much as 86%. The same study also says that there are considerable differences between the brightness of headlights… more
  • Ford Pays Homage to Le Mans with Celebration Liveries
    May 29, 2019 Motorsport

    Ford Pays Homage to Le Mans with Celebration Liveries

    Special series of liveries celebrates Ford's success at Le Mans, past and present Celebration liveries mark Ford's "Au Revoir" ("until we meet again") to its factory Le Mans programme Customer team, Keating Motorsports follows same livery… more
  • FCA What's Behind - Episode 2: Cars Undergo Extreme Heat Testing in South Africa
    May 29, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    FCA What's Behind - Episode 2: Cars Undergo Extreme Heat Testing in South Africa

    The second episode of FCA's unique project, which reveals the work carried out behind the scenes to produce the high quality, safety, reliability and comfort standards of each model, is on air. After the success of the trailer and the first… more
  • Teo Martin Motorsport takes maiden European win for the McLaren 720S GT3 in Germany
    May 29, 2019 Motorsport

    Teo Martin Motorsport takes maiden European win for the McLaren 720S GT3 in Germany

    McLaren 720S GT3 scores first European and international championship win with McLaren Customer Racing team Teo Martin Motorsport McLaren Young Professional Martin Kodric and teammate Henrique Chaves currently in 3rd place in the International… more
  • Value for money, service levels impress PA Stemmet Vervoer
    May 29, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Value for money, service levels impress PA Stemmet Vervoer

    Boksburg’s PA Stemmet Vervoer started out in 1996, focusing on hazardous goods transportation. Today it provides transport services for all goods - except livestock and furniture - in and around the Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga, Free state,… more
  • Industry 4.0 Solutions | Is your company future proof?
  • Join these leading organisations exhibiting at the Manufacturing Indaba Exhibition 2019 
    May 29, 2019 Buzz

    Join these leading organisations exhibiting at the Manufacturing Indaba Exhibition 2019 

    Have you booked your exhibition stand to showcase your products and services? The exhibition provides a platform for manufacturing companies to showcase their expertise and network with an industry relevant audience of decision makers. By… more
  • Khazimla - Inkanyezi Quarterly Newsletter
  • Mixed picture for fuel price
    May 28, 2019 Buzz

    Mixed picture for fuel price

    Variable international oil prices, and an equally unpredictable Rand/US dollar exchange rate, have combined to provide a mixed picture for fuel prices in June. This is according to an Automobile Association (AA), quoting unaudited month-end… more
  • The future of work creating franchising opportunities
    May 28, 2019 Buzz

    The future of work creating franchising opportunities

    Could the movement currently shaping the future of work also be the future of franchising? The demand for flexible workspace across the world has seen record growth in the last few years, with flexible working spaces set to grow up to 30%… more
  • Opel is Life! And the Awards don't stop!
    May 28, 2019 Motoring

    Opel is Life! And the Awards don't stop!

    Opel Combo Life is 'Best Buy Car of Europe 2019' Firstly Opel gave you the Award-Winning Combo Cargo Van - the perfect fleet vehicle which satisfies both Return on Investment (ROI) plus Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in its solution. And now we… more
  • Discretionary SETA grants funding windows open
    May 28, 2019 Buzz

    Discretionary SETA grants funding windows open

    Dear employer All companies who submitted their Workplace Skills Plan for the 2020 year, prior to the April deadline, are eligible to apply for discretionary funding at their respective SETAs. Discretionary funding is additional, merit based… more
  • Mozambican transport specialist Lalgy Transport streamlines logistics across its fleet with comprehensive MiX Telematics solution
    May 28, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Mozambican transport specialist Lalgy Transport streamlines logistics across its fleet…

    MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, today announced that it will provide Lalgy Transports, a company that operates throughout the Mozambique territory and surrounding countries, with a… more
  • Tightening procedures in screwdriving technology
    May 28, 2019 Buzz

    Tightening procedures in screwdriving technology

    The reliable assembly of fasteners Screwdriving technology is the key to numerous assembly tasks. Screw fastenings are popular due to their resilience, part reusability and because of the option of undoing the connection at any time without… more
  • Mitsubishi Motors Eclipse Cross wins a string of prestigious awards in Russia
    May 28, 2019 Motoring

    Mitsubishi Motors Eclipse Cross wins a string of prestigious awards in Russia

    Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that the Eclipse Cross has added to its collection of international awards with three more prizes from Russia, where the compact SUV was recently launched. The first was at the national "Car of the… more
  • Four rings launch online sales of new cars with Audi TT Quantum Gray Edition
    May 28, 2019 Motoring

    Four rings launch online sales of new cars with Audi TT Quantum Gray Edition

    Audi takes e-commerce to the next level. Beginning June 5, 2019, consumers will be able to purchase new cars directly online. The first model to be sold exclusively over this sales channel is the Audi TT Quantum Gray Edition*. Customers can… more
  • Digitalization: PEMA and Continental Optimize Tire Management for Entire Fleet
    May 28, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Digitalization: PEMA and Continental Optimize Tire Management for Entire Fleet

    PEMA successfully controls tire management via a digital system developed by Continental Increased transparency helps to reduce downtime and maximize service life Commercial vehicle rental company PEMA, which operates in many European… more
  • Groupe Renault confirms receipt of a proposal from FCA regarding a potential 50/50 merger transaction
    May 28, 2019 Buzz

    Groupe Renault confirms receipt of a proposal from FCA regarding a potential 50/50 merger…

    Groupe Renault confirms that it received a proposal from FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) regarding a potential 50/50 merger transaction between Groupe Renault and FCA. Renault’s Board of Directors will meet this morning to discuss this… more
  • The all-new BMW 1 Series - The perfect synthesis of agility and space
    May 28, 2019 Motoring

    The all-new BMW 1 Series - The perfect synthesis of agility and space

    The arrival of the all-new BMW 1 Series heralds the dawn of a new era. The third generation of the successful premium compact model draws back the curtain on the new BMW front-wheel-drive architecture, which fuses BMW’s signature driving… more
  • HOOK, LINE AND SINKER: Anglers from the winning team of the Isuzu Williams Hunt PE 2019 Tuna Classic were (from left) Marcel De Lauwere, Thys Koen and Eric Potgieter.This beauty was caught on the first day of the tournament [Thursday, 23 May] and proved to be the biggest Yellow Fin Tuna caught over the weekend - weighing in at a massive 82.85kg. This year's tournament showed the return of good fish, with many 'big ones' being reeled in, in Algoa Bay over the weekend. The Tuna Classic has for many years been a firm favourite on the South African fishing calendar and is an iconic tournament that is synonymous with the Port Elizabeth Harbour.
    May 28, 2019 Buzz

    Williams Hunt PE 2019 Tuna Classic - Results

    AND THE WINNER IS: 2019 Tuna Classic Tournament winner Marcel De Lauwere is congratulated by tournament sponsor Trevor Villet, Dealer Principal of Williams Hunt Port Elizabeth andPort Elizabeth Deep Sea Angling Club (PEDSAC) Tournament… more
  • The fight against rhino poaching continues
    May 27, 2019 Buzz

    The fight against rhino poaching continues

    Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles continues to support Wilderness Foundation Africa in the ongoing fight against rhino poaching Since the start of the partnership in 2011, the sponsored Volkswagen Amaroks have driven more than one million… more
  • Williams Hunt PE 2019 Tuna Classic
    May 27, 2019 Buzz

    Williams Hunt PE 2019 Tuna Classic

    WHAT A WHOPPER: The first day [Thursday, 23 May] of the Williams Hunt PE 2019 Tuna Classic hosted at the Port Elizabeth Harbour was a huge success, with plenty of big ones being weighed in. The winners of the tournament will be announced… more
  • Hyundai's popular H-1 Bus can now carry 12 people
    May 27, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Hyundai's popular H-1 Bus can now carry 12 people

    One of the market segment leaders in Hyundai Automotive SA's model range - the popular H-1 Bus - has been given an extra row of seats that expands its carrying capacity to that of a 12-seater. The H-1 Elite Bus, which received a bold new face… more
  • BMW builds the best hybrid: International Engine of the Year award
    May 27, 2019 Motoring

    BMW builds the best hybrid: International Engine of the Year award

    For the fifth year in a row the winner of the International Engine + Powertrain of the Year award in its class is the powertrain of the BMW i8. This year it was competing in a brand new category: Best Hybrid Powertrain. A big surprise was the… more
  • The SA Bound Next-Generation 2019 Mazda3 Achieves 5 Star Euro NCAP Rating
    May 27, 2019 Motoring

    The SA Bound Next-Generation 2019 Mazda3 Achieves 5 Star Euro NCAP Rating

    The Next-Generation Mazda3 has been awarded the maximum five-star rating by Euro NCAP in its latest series of tests. Soon to be launched in South Africa, the 2019 Mazda3 follows the Mazda6 as the second Mazda to achieve an overall five-star… more
  • Record-breaking Fiat 500X: the 500 thousandth unit is produced
    May 27, 2019 Motoring

    Record-breaking Fiat 500X: the 500 thousandth unit is produced

    The 500X crossover has led its segment in Italy and been permanently in the European top 10 ever since 2014. The record was set at the FCA plant at Melfi, one of the world's most innovative automotive factories and a genuine best-in-class. The… more
  • Mitsubishi Outlander Phev bolts past 200 000
    May 27, 2019 Motoring

    Mitsubishi Outlander Phev bolts past 200 000

    Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), the parent company of Mitsubishi Motors South Africa, achieved a momentous breakthrough when the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the world's first plug-in hybrid SUV, sparked past the 200 000 worldwide sales mark… more
  • Track facts and key factors: the BMW i Andretti Motorsport preview for the BMW i Berlin E-Prix
    May 27, 2019 Motorsport

    Track facts and key factors: the BMW i Andretti Motorsport preview for the BMW i Berlin…

    The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is in Berlin (GER) this weekend for round ten of the season. BMW i is the title partner of BMW i Andretti Motorsport’s home race again. In this preview, we present the most important facts on the circuit and… more
  • Durable lithium-ion batteries are the future
    May 24, 2019 Buzz

    Durable lithium-ion batteries are the future

    With ever increasing living costs and a slow economy, you count every cent, there’s no better time for motorcyclists to invest in a lithium-ion battery. As technology advances, lithium-ion batteries have been designed in such a way they can now… more
  • African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - Early Bird Benefits
    May 24, 2019 Buzz

    African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - Early Bird Benefits

    Click Here for more information about the show more
  • Continental Assists SOS Children's Village after Devastating Cyclone Idai
    May 24, 2019 Buzz

    Continental Assists SOS Children's Village after Devastating Cyclone Idai

    Continental Tyre SA has donated R25 000 to SOS Children's Village for disaster relief efforts in Mozambique Continental AG supports programme with an additional 25 000 Euro (over R400 000) donation Approximately 260 000 children and over… more
  • Keabetswe Mpane has been appointed president of SAPICS (The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management).
    May 24, 2019 Buzz

    Transformation and professional supply chain designations top the agenda of new SAPICS…

    Having served as a director of SAPICS for five years, Mpane asserts that she has the experience, energy and determination to propel the association into a new era of professionalism and transformation. Supply chain management is increasingly… more
  • Honda Motor Southern Africa Annual Excellence Awards 2018/2019
    May 24, 2019 Buzz

    Honda Motor Southern Africa Annual Excellence Awards 2018/2019

    Honda Motor Southern Africa held its Dealer Excellence Awards on Friday May 17, 2019 at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. The annual gala event honours the outstanding performance of automobile and motorcycle dealerships nationwide. Honda's most… more
  • Legend runner and Haval take over Pelindaba
    May 24, 2019 Buzz

    Legend runner and Haval take over Pelindaba

    This past weekend saw the area of Pelindaba known more for the nuclear power plant and the exquisite rocky outcrops as well as its picturesque beauty come alive with amateur athletes from all ages taking on the The LEGENDRUNNER event. Legend… more
  • Jakkie Olivier, the CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    May 24, 2019 Buzz

    On the road to professionalising the motor sector

    The Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), which represents 7 500 member businesses in the motor sector in South Africa, is pushing hard to transform the organisation into a professional body. Jakkie Olivier, RMI CEO says the role that… more
  • Opel Astra Sport 1.6T - now in Automatic!
    May 24, 2019 Motoring

    Opel Astra Sport 1.6T - now in Automatic!

    The Award-winning Opel Astra has a new derivative! Unitrans Opel Distributor is proud to have introduced the Astra Sport 1.6T in Automatic. This model includes the OPC-Line Pack inside and out, PLUS an optional sunroof so often desired by Sport… more
  • Bentley, Lamborghini, Jaguar: Top 9: Das sind die coolsten Autos der 1990er-Jahre
    May 24, 2019 Motoring

    Bentley, Lamborghini, Jaguar: Top 9: Das sind die coolsten Autos der 1990er-Jahre

    Vom BMW Z1 über den Audi V8 bis zum Lamborghini Diablo – wir zeigen Ihnen neun Autos aus den 1990er-Jahren, die Sie einfach kennen müssen. Eine Mauer fiel, ein Telefon passte fast in die Westentasche und der Turbolader machte eine Pause, damit… more
  • Dariel Software Solutions Executive Director Greg Vercellotti
    May 24, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    WBX automates weighbridge process with complete logistics solution

    From weighbridge to driver and inventory management and access and identification, WBX offers its customers a complete logistics solution. The holistic suite from WBX represents the next generation of receiving and dispatch software, with… more
  • 1 MONTH TO GO: Reasons to attend Manufacturing Indaba
    May 24, 2019 Buzz

    1 MONTH TO GO: Reasons to attend Manufacturing Indaba

    Join us at this year's Manufacturing Indaba for unrivalled opportunities in networking, learning, and discovery. Learn about the the role of Industry 4.0 to accelerate change, the importance of improving efficiency and productivity in… more
  • Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost Wins 11th IEPOTY Engine 'Oscar'; Powered 1 in 4 Ford Vehicles Sold in 2018
    May 24, 2019 Motoring

    Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost Wins 11th IEPOTY Engine 'Oscar'; Powered 1 in 4 Ford Vehicles…

    Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost enhanced with industry-first cylinder deactivation adds 2019 Sub-150 PS category win to list of 11 International Engine and Powertrain of the Year awards Fuel-efficient three-cylinder petrol engine with up to 140 PS… more
  • “International Engine of the Year” Awards: Audi’s 2.0 TFSI engine wins in its class
    May 23, 2019 Buzz

    “International Engine of the Year” Awards: Audi’s 2.0 TFSI engine wins in its class

    Huge success for Audi in the important category of engines with between 150 and 250 metric horsepower Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Member of the Board of Management of Audi AG for Technical Development:“The versatile 2.0 TFSI is a drive that we… more
  • MiX Telematics is supplying a Ugandan water services provider with a comprehensive fleet management solution.
    May 23, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    MiX Telematics supplies a Ugandan utility provider with a fleet management solution

    MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, is proud to announce that its channel partner in East Africa, A&S Electronics Limited, has been awarded a tender to supply a water services provider in… more
  • Mahindra launches the new Bold and Dynamic XUV300
    May 23, 2019 Motoring

    Mahindra launches the new Bold and Dynamic XUV300

    Mahindra has entered the next phase of its evolution with the launch of the bold and dynamic Mahindra XUV300. Built on the group's global X100 platform, the XUV300 (pronounced XUV three double O) carries its larger sibling's cheetah-inspired… more
  • 300 times Kimi
    May 23, 2019 Motorsport

    300 times Kimi

    300. Few drivers in the history of Formula One have ever reached such heady heights in terms of race entries, and next weekend will mark this important milestone for our very own Kimi Räikkönen. Yes, he had to be told. "DRIVING IS THE ONLY… more
  • 5 stars at the EURO-NCAP tests for the all-new Renault Clio; the best of safety for all
    May 23, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    5 stars at the EURO-NCAP tests for the all-new Renault Clio; the best of safety for all

    The All-new Renault Clio gets the coveted 5-stars rating in the Euro NCAP safety tests. Groupe Renault’s best-seller has been tested according to its new stringent protocol launched in 2018 and won the highest score with results at the best… more
  • Osidon is revolutionising accounting but SARS might not be able to keep up
    May 23, 2019 Buzz

    Osidon is revolutionising accounting but SARS might not be able to keep up

    The IT Accountant group, Osidon, says while they are revolutionizing accounting by pushing the boundaries and rethinking traditional methods, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) might not be able to keep up. Earlier this month, Osidon… more
  • Africa's Largest Industry 4.0 Showcase
    May 23, 2019 Buzz

    Africa's Largest Industry 4.0 Showcase

    Register Now - Only 12 Days left to Africa Automation Fair Endorsed by: Organised by: more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 21 May 2019
    May 23, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 21 May 2019

    MasterTips: Drowsy driving Drowsy driving is dangerous driving. Studies show approximately 20% of all accidents are due to drowsy driving. Moreover, 41% of drivers admitted to falling asleep behind the wheel. MasterTest: Sam says it ditched the… more
  • Cuba is no example to follow
    May 23, 2019 Buzz

    Cuba is no example to follow

    Venezuela is proof of the miraculous impact of socialism. They took a prosperous nation and destroyed it almost overnight. That’s a problem for that other socialist paradise—Cuba. Cuba relies on aid from Venezuela to put food on the shelves.… more
  • After 35 years, Pioneering BRAND Midas is still SA’s ‘go-to’ automotive and accessories store
    May 23, 2019 Buzz

    After 35 years, Pioneering BRAND Midas is still SA’s ‘go-to’ automotive and accessories…

    It wasn’t that long ago, comparatively speaking, that a motorist looking for vehicle parts would brace themselves for a journey into the rougher parts of town, look for a small, dusty storefront and then negotiate prices with a person… more
  • Sting and Shaggy
    May 22, 2019 Motoring

    Sting and Shaggy "launch" the new top-of-range 500 Star and 500 Rockstar from space

    The advert dedicated to the Star and the Rockstar, the top-of-the-range versions of the new 500 line-up, is on-air featuring two iconic musicians Sting and Shaggy. (YouTube link) Their single Just One Lifetime, off their Grammy Award winning… more
  • Workshops battle with abandoned cars issue
    May 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Workshops battle with abandoned cars issue

    Cars left abandoned at repair workshops are an inconvenience workshop owners face around the country. Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI),… more
  • Renault Sandero range challenges the status quo with the launch of the new Sandero Stepway Plus
    May 22, 2019 Motoring

    Renault Sandero range challenges the status quo with the launch of the new Sandero…

    New SANDERO STEPWAY PLUS model delivers on the value for money Stepway proposition PLUS much more in the form of bespoke design and feature enhancements, with the added benefit of Smartphone Mirroring with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto… more
  • Winter Is Coming: 10 tips for preparing your car and driving safely this winter
    May 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Winter Is Coming: 10 tips for preparing your car and driving safely this winter

    Ford's state-of-the-art weather chambers simulate most extreme weather conditions to ensure vehicles can handle it all - arctic frost, desert heat, rainforest humidity Drivers need to be aware of how conditions in snow or ice zones affect the… more
  • Dakar to Baja, Check Out These Six Off-Roading Meccas Around the World
    May 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Dakar to Baja, Check Out These Six Off-Roading Meccas Around the World

    Sports Utility Vehicles are the world’s most popular type of car amongst consumers, and 2018 saw 30 million of them sold across the world giving them 36.4% of the entire global market share. Yet despite their popularity, a large number of SUVs… more
  • From left: Hakan Bicil, CEO Imperial Logistics International; Astrid Lühring, Member of the Management Board of Volkswagen Group Logistics; Beatrice Liedtke, Site Manager Wilhelmshaven, Imperial Logistics International; Frank Leweling, Head of Project Management BTS, Panattoni Europe) Photo credit: Imperial Logistics
    May 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    New Volkswagen Group packaging centre opens

    Imperial Logistics has formally opened the new Volkswagen Group packaging centre which it is managing and operating at JadeWeserPort, Wilhelmshaven (Germany). The 40,000 sq. m facility took 9 months to complete. Around 200 representatives of… more
  • Standowin iQ Cloud networks digital colour management
    May 21, 2019 Buzz

    Standowin iQ Cloud networks digital colour management

    Colour management is reliable, fast, efficient - and now completely wireless - with the new Standowin iQ Cloud. Standox, the refinish paint brand from Wuppertal, Germany, supports professional bodyshops with three different packages of… more
  • Register now to hear our high profile speakers on 25-26 June 2019 at Manufacturing Indaba
    May 21, 2019 Buzz

    Register now to hear our high profile speakers on 25-26 June 2019 at Manufacturing Indaba

    Meet some of our high profile speakers who will participate in discussions at the upcoming Manufacturing Indaba Conference See many more confirmed speakers LEARN MORE: manufacturingindaba.co.za / ENQUIRIES: info@manufacturingindaba.co.za more
  • Stop government from taking your property
    May 21, 2019 Buzz

    Stop government from taking your property

    Speaking at the Goldman Sachs investor conference on Wednesday, President Ramaphosa attempted to address investors’ concerns regarding expropriation of property without compensation (EWC). He has repeatedly said that EWC will happen, while also… more
  • BMW South Africa model update measures from July 2019
    May 21, 2019 Motoring

    BMW South Africa model update measures from July 2019

    BMW South Africa will be injecting some of its models with added variety and appeal from July 2019: BMW X2 with more standard equipment and new options – New optional extras, exterior paint finishes, leather variants and interior trim strips… more
  • Volkswagen's top dealers awarded at annual ceremony
    May 21, 2019 Buzz

    Volkswagen's top dealers awarded at annual ceremony

    Best dealers awarded at Volkswagen South Africa's Grand Prix Awards ceremony Hatfield VW Braamfontein wins Dealer of the Year Award Volkswagen dealer network accounted for 70% of 2018 total sales Johannesburg - Each year, the best of the best… more
  • World Championship of Motorsport returns to the Mother City! Early Bird Special!
    May 21, 2019 Motorsport

    World Championship of Motorsport returns to the Mother City! Early Bird Special!

    It's back. It's bad. It's the best battling it out for glory. It's the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, and when it hits Cape Town again this summer, it's going to turn the place on its head. The mother city is… more
  • Continental Becomes Official Tyre Sponsor of Total Africa Cup of Nations Until 2023
    May 21, 2019 Buzz

    Continental Becomes Official Tyre Sponsor of Total Africa Cup of Nations Until 2023

    Five-year agreement signed between Continental and the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) to sponsor the tournament including the 2019 edition in Egypt Sponsorship designed to increase awareness of the premium Continental tyre brand… more
  • Ford South Africa's Growth Strategy Targets Crucial Exports
    May 21, 2019 Buzz

    Ford South Africa's Growth Strategy Targets Crucial Exports

    Automotive manufacturing holds immense potential for job creation and economic growth in SA Expansion of export programmes is key to sustainability of local auto industry Two-thirds of Ford SA's total vehicle production is exported to 148… more
  • Alfa Romeo triumphs at the 1000 Miglia 2019: 1st and 2nd!
    May 21, 2019 Motorsport

    Alfa Romeo triumphs at the 1000 Miglia 2019: 1st and 2nd!

    After 1,794.07 kilometres, this year's edition will be remembered as another demonstration of the deep bond between the "Red Arrow Race" and the brand which continues to add to its legendary deeds. Giovanni Moceri and Daniele Bonetti won the… more
  • Demos are defos worth considering
    May 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Demos are defos worth considering

    South African car buyers are very keen on demo vehicles. The latest Transunion data shows that 10% of financed used car purchases in SA in Q1 2019 were for demonstration models. Jeff Osborne of Gumtree Autos says demos – vehicles which have… more
  • Allied Steelrode General Manager: Sales – Automotive, Lee-Ann Geyser (right) and Allied Steelrode CEO, Arun Chadha inspect one of the company's precision cut-to-size products.
    May 21, 2019 Buzz

    Allied Steelrode’s steel processing technology ‘drives’ optimised efficiencies within…

    The local automotive industry is one of the most critical manufacturing sectors in the country, with vehicle and related component production accounting for approximately one third of South Africa's manufacturing output. Total earnings from… more
  • New Scénic and New Grand Scénic BLACK EDITION: comfort, refinement and sporting performance
    May 21, 2019 Motoring

    New Scénic and New Grand Scénic BLACK EDITION: comfort, refinement and sporting…

    High-end limited edition based on the INTENS finish On show across the French sales network during the open days on June 13 and 16, 2019 Prices start at €33,100 for Scénic and €33,700 for Grand Scénic Renault is taking orders in France for a… more
  • With virtual reality into the electric era: Audi makes technicians worldwide fit for the e-tron
    May 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    With virtual reality into the electric era: Audi makes technicians worldwide fit for the…

    Innovative training methods for working with complex battery technology Digital modular solution allows efficient use of VR and AR training Markus Siebrecht, Head of After Sales: “Transformation towards digitalization and electric mobility… more
  • African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - Trade Development Activities
    May 20, 2019 Buzz

    African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - Trade Development Activities

    The African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show (AAMCS) is Africa’s most comprehensive and dynamic trading and networking platform for technology, products and services in Advanced Manufacturing. It brings together, under one roof,… more
  • SEMA Industry Indicators: U.S. Economic News Extremely Positive, but Trade Uncertainty Remains
    May 20, 2019 Buzz

    SEMA Industry Indicators: U.S. Economic News Extremely Positive, but Trade Uncertainty…

    The economic news over the past month has been extremely positive, especially in the face of an economy that had appeared to be slowing recently. Initial estimates for first-quarter GDP growth was 3.2%, suggesting significantly faster growth… more
  • MEYLE spare parts: „From Race Track to Road“
    May 20, 2019 Motorsport

    MEYLE spare parts: „From Race Track to Road“

    With professional data analysis for the development of new parts MEYLE-PD brake pads developed and tested in Truck Racing Control arm prototype for the perfect drift All MEYLE motorsport cooperations focus on the transfer of know-how. The… more
  • MEYLE Performance: the 2019 Motorsport Season
    May 20, 2019 Motorsport

    MEYLE Performance: the 2019 Motorsport Season

    T3 Motorsport GmbH Together with MEYLE as a sponsor, T3 Motorsport will start with an Audi R8 LMS GT3 for the first time in the "League of Super Sports Cars". The partnership goes far beyond pure sponsoring: MEYLE engineers will support the… more
  • DENSO Shows Commitment to STEM Education as Lead Sponsor of the 20th Robofest World Championship
    May 20, 2019 Buzz

    DENSO Shows Commitment to STEM Education as Lead Sponsor of the 20th Robofest World…

    Mobility supplier supports event to engage and excite the automotive workforce of tomorrow about future careers in technology and engineering DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, is a lead sponsor of the 20th Robofest World… more
  • Instant friction for faster bedding-in
    May 20, 2019 Buzz

    Instant friction for faster bedding-in

    Safeline has taken brake pad manufacture in South Africa a step forward with the introduction of a surface layer that provides instant friction for faster brake pad bedding-in. This will improve the process of bedding-in the brake pad with the… more
  • Congratulations SA taxpayers - you've paid government. Now what you earn is yours!
    May 20, 2019 Buzz

    Congratulations SA taxpayers - you've paid government. Now what you earn is yours!

    Tax Freedom Day was - Saturday, 18 May Before you earn a cent, government takes a chunk out of your pay packet in taxes. This Saturday, 18 May, marks Tax Freedom Day 2019 - the day from when the money you earn belongs to you to fund your and… more
  • A showcase of South Africa's manufacturing capabilities
    May 20, 2019 Buzz

    A showcase of South Africa's manufacturing capabilities

    21 May - 23 May 2019 | 9am - 5pm Johannesburg Expo Centre The Local Manufacturing Expo will showcase South Africa's manufacturing capabilities across a wide variety of industry sectors. Providing an interactive, educational and practical… more
  • Alfa Romeo passion at fever pitch: the 2019 1000 Miglia is under way
    May 17, 2019 Motorsport

    Alfa Romeo passion at fever pitch: the 2019 1000 Miglia is under way

    The 1000 Miglia has just set off from Brescia: at the head of the group the 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 Sport Spider, the event's official Guest Car with race number 1000. Also at the start was Antonio Giovinazzi, the young "Alfa Romeo Racing” team… more
  • Haval Motor South Africa proudly exhibits their latest offering at Grain SA's NAMPO Harvest Day 14 - 17 May 2019
    May 17, 2019 Motoring

    Haval Motor South Africa proudly exhibits their latest offering at Grain SA's NAMPO…

    Annually South Africa’s agricultural community makes their pilgrimage to Bothaville a small town in the Free State province of South Africa to attend the ever popular Nampo Harvest Festival. Haval Motor Southern Africa once again teamed up with… more
  • Mahindra challenges Survivor viewers to find their favourite
    May 17, 2019 Buzz

    Mahindra challenges Survivor viewers to find their favourite

    Survivor South Africa’s seventh season premiered on 16 May on M-Net and while it may be too early to pick a favourite contestant, the viewers and contestants have already picked their favourite vehicle. Mahindra South Africa this week announced… more
  • Innovative Transit Smart Energy Concept is Helping Ford Find New Ways to Go Further in Future Electrified Vehicles
    May 17, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Innovative Transit Smart Energy Concept is Helping Ford Find New Ways to Go Further in…

    Ford develops battery-electric Transit Smart Energy Concept to trial technologies which could help maximise driving range of future electrified vehicles Heat pump innovation saves 20 per cent of driving range. Smart device activated power door,… more
  • Postcards of Italian beauty in a race between past and future
    May 16, 2019 Motoring

    Postcards of Italian beauty in a race between past and future

    Today, the unbreakable bond with Alfa Romeo's unique heritage is expressed in the newOchre paintwork of Alfa Romeo Giulia: the modern reinterpretation of a historic colour. Yet another way of renewing the Alfa Romeo legend on the roads of the… more
  • 5 Signs You May Be Ready For A Rebrand
    May 16, 2019 Buzz

    5 Signs You May Be Ready For A Rebrand

    From Absa to the SABC and this week, John Deere SSA’s rebranding - we often see the need for and impact of established brands choosing to differentiate themselves with a new brand name, visual identity, positioning and vision. Whether it’s to… more
  • Nelson Mandela Bay to host African 4IR tradeshow.
    May 16, 2019 Buzz

    Nelson Mandela Bay to host African 4IR tradeshow

    Nelson Mandela Bay has been confirmed as the host city of the second African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show. The Show, according to organisers, represents the largest gathering of Fourth Industrial Revolution roleplayers in Southern… more
  • Unemployment blight can be alleviated with the correct remedy
    May 16, 2019 Buzz

    Unemployment blight can be alleviated with the correct remedy

    Stats SA recently announced South Africa’s unemployment rate has increased to 27.6%. The expanded rate increased to 38%, which translates to 9,994,000 unemployed people. It’s a wonder that SA’s unemployment rate isn’t above 45% at this point -… more
  • Fuel price see-saw as Rand, oil face off
    May 16, 2019 Buzz

    Fuel price see-saw as Rand, oil face off

    Fuel data for May is showing a listless fuel price picture. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which quotes unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. "The overall picture is of little change,"… more
  • Recycling used oil - fueling the economy and protecting the environment
    May 16, 2019 Buzz

    Recycling used oil - fueling the economy and protecting the environment

    350 million litres of new lubricant oil is sold in South Africa every year. This new oil is a combination of locally manufactured, as well as imported lubes. Of all the oil that is sold, approximately150 million litres becomes used oil, of… more
  • Zimbabwean Minister visits Isuzu in Port Elizabeth
    May 16, 2019 Buzz

    Zimbabwean Minister visits Isuzu in Port Elizabeth

    First Zimbabwean dignitary to visit Isuzu Motors South Africa; Zimbabwe accounts for approximately 27% of Isuzu's African exports; Isuzu has been present in Zimbabwe for more than 30 years. ON the back of an excellent year of Isuzu bakkie sales… more
  • Invitation to meet potential buyers at Manufacturing Indaba
    May 16, 2019 Buzz

    Invitation to meet potential buyers at Manufacturing Indaba

    Manufacturing Indaba is launching an exclusive Hosted Buyer Campaign to attract Buyers to attend and purchase your products and / or services at the exhibition. The show will benefit from our established and researched network of senior buyers… more
  • onPeak returns as official SEMA Show housing provider
    May 16, 2019 Buzz

    onPeak returns as official SEMA Show housing provider

    Average four-night stay results in more than $450 in savings SEMA is partnering once again with onPeak to provide SEMA Showgoers with convenient, affordable and reliable housing options for the 2019 SEMA Show. Available through… more
  • Strong performance in a new look: MEYLE-HD control arm kit for BMW and Mini
    May 15, 2019 Buzz

    Strong performance in a new look: MEYLE-HD control arm kit for BMW and Mini

    Technically improved MEYLE-HD control arm for BMW and MINI Forged aluminium control arms for long life, reduced weight and improved corrosion resistance Ready for installation: complete kit with two control arms, MEYLE-HD bushings and all… more
  • Automechanika launches Body & Paint World Championships
    May 15, 2019 Buzz

    Automechanika launches Body & Paint World Championships

    Automechanika is holding the first international Body & Paint competition in the exhibition’s history in association with DeBeer Refinish, Octoral and SATA. Bodyshop professionals will be competing against one another at six Automechanika shows… more
  • Argus Motors Special for May & Jun 2019
    May 15, 2019 Buzz

    Argus Motors Special for May & Jun 2019

    Fram All-In-One Filter Kits Click here to view list Top Selling Items - Don't get caught without these items in stock Click here to view list Please find access to our May & June Special Offers. (Click here to download the full file) Please… more
  • Mahindra showcases full product range at NAMPO
    May 15, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Mahindra showcases full product range at NAMPO

    Range of automotive products - Pik Ups and SUVs Showcasing the New Special Edition Mahindra Pik Up S6 SC Kalahari, among others India's most fuel efficient TLB and the versatile Motor Grader on display The ultra-silent Mahindra Powerol diesel… more
  • Loeb ends on podium for Hyundai in Rally Chile
    May 15, 2019 Motorsport

    Loeb ends on podium for Hyundai in Rally Chile

    Hyundai Motorsport has scored its sixth individual podium result of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with Sébastien Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena claiming third position after an exciting battle with Sébastien Ogier. Loeb's first… more
  • Ford Ranger Raptor - Birth of a New Breed
    May 15, 2019 Motoring

    Ford Ranger Raptor - Birth of a New Breed

    First-ever Ford Ranger Raptor delivers true Ford Performance DNA Exceptional off-road capabilities that sets a completely new benchmark for the pickup segment Muscular exterior styling with 283mm ground clearance and 150mm wider track Unique… more
  • Business Owner - Attend Entrepreneurs Indaba - Sat 25 May - Cape Town
    May 15, 2019 Buzz

    Business Owner - Attend Entrepreneurs Indaba - Sat 25 May - Cape Town

    Cape Town: Sat 25 May 2019 - Garden Court Nelson Mandela Blvd, Woodstock Time: 9am to 6pm As business owner and entrepreneur, you are invited to attend the Entrepreneurs Indaba in Cape Town. This full-day business growth conference and… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 14 May 2019
    May 15, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 14 May 2019

    MasterTips: Risky drivers compound bad behavior Drivers who engage in risky behavior are often found engaging in other risky behaviors at the same time, according to new data released by a US provider of video telematics, analytics and safety… more
  • Audi networks with traffic lights in Europe
    May 15, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Audi networks with traffic lights in Europe

    “Stop-and-go traffic in cities is annoying. By contrast, we are pleased when we have a “green wave” – but we catch them far too seldom, unfortunately. With the Traffic Light Information function, drivers are more in control. They drive more… more
  • Meet the highest mileage electric vehicle in Africa
    May 15, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Meet the highest mileage electric vehicle in Africa

    BMW i3 owner Shaun Maidment has owned his first generation 60Ah BMW i3 since August 2016. Just under three years later, Maidment now has the added distinction of having reached the 200 000km milestone in his BMW i3, to make his the… more
  • MiX Telematics delivers solid business growth with strong fiscal 2019 results
    May 15, 2019 Buzz

    MiX Telematics delivers solid business growth with strong fiscal 2019 results

    MiX Telematics Limited (NYSE: MIXT, JSE: MIX), a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and for its full fiscal… more
  • Replace or repair? That is the windscreen question
    May 14, 2019 Buzz

    Replace or repair? That is the windscreen question

    It’s what many car owners dread, that pinging sound as a stone flicks up off the road or bounces off the back of a truck and hits your windscreen. What starts as a small chip quickly becomes a crack making its way further and further across the… more
  • Gearing up for SAMBRA 2019 Conference and Expo
    May 14, 2019 Buzz

    Gearing up for SAMBRA 2019 Conference and Expo

    Plans are on track for the 2019 South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA) Conference and Exhibition which will take place between 17 – 19 October at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. This year we will be including an extra day… more
  • Opinion Piece: The 2019-election is behind us - now let’s get down to work
    May 14, 2019 Buzz

    Opinion Piece: The 2019-election is behind us - now let’s get down to work

    I believe the President when he says he wants to fix South Africa; I do not doubt his sincerity. The challenges that the President faces in order to execute what he deems necessary to achieve, cannot be underestimated. Within the context of the… more
  • Goodyear pushes the limit with new race-inspired Eagle F1 SuperSport range for road and track
    May 14, 2019 Buzz

    Goodyear pushes the limit with new race-inspired Eagle F1 SuperSport range for road and…

    Three-tier range comprising SuperSport, SuperSport R and SuperSport RS Innovative technologies enable significant improvements to braking distances and lap times Caters to growing Ultra Ultra High Performance (UUHP) segment, with 31 SKUs… more
  • Shell Helix - Understanding the label
    May 14, 2019 Buzz

    Shell Helix - Understanding the label

    Understanding the label - What’s in an oil? As the invisible partner enabling us on life’s journeys; do we truly understand what the differences in the various oils are, what the labels on our oil cans mean, and what exactly they do for our… more
  • South African credit card owners offered crucial monthly relief
    May 14, 2019 Buzz

    South African credit card owners offered crucial monthly relief

    A new digital player is changing the face of South African Credit Life Insurance - and putting money back into the pockets of credit card holders in the process… Credit cards are an increasingly important financial tool for South Africans. They… more
  • Is the Manufacturing Sector ready for Generation Z?
    May 14, 2019 Buzz

    Is the Manufacturing Sector ready for Generation Z?

    Governmental bodies and manufacturing stakeholders need to invest in Generation Z industrialists who are ultimately set to lead the continent’s manufacturing sector. - Who is Generation Z? ​Africa is considered by many industry experts to be… more
  • Comprehensive Tata and Daewoo Truck ranges on show at Nampo
    May 14, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Comprehensive Tata and Daewoo Truck ranges on show at Nampo

    Tata Automobile Corporation SA (TACSA) is honoured to be part of the greatest Agricultural showcase in South Africa. For the past 11 years we have showcased our range of commercial vehicles in Bothaville and this year is no exception. This year… more
  • Groupe Renault and Klépierre sign an original partnership for innovative mobility services in shopping centers
    May 14, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault and Klépierre sign an original partnership for innovative mobility…

    In the run up to VivaTech, Klépierre, the pan-European leader in shopping malls, and Groupe Renault, the European leader in electric and shared mobility, announce a long-term partnership combining their strengths to offer innovative mobility… more
  • SA’s second hand car market – the big trends
    May 14, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    SA’s second hand car market – the big trends

    In spite of small uptick in April, the SA new car market remains on the back foot. Industry association NAAMSA hailed a very welcome 3,9% year-on-year increase in passenger vehicle sales in April 2019 but the year-to-date sector statistics are… more
  • 5 reasons motorcyclists should consider switching to lithium-ion batteries
    May 14, 2019 Buzz

    5 reasons motorcyclists should consider switching to lithium-ion batteries

    Durable lithium-ion batteries are the future With ever increasing living costs and a slow economy, you count every cent, there’s no better time for motorcyclists to invest in a lithium-ion battery. As technology advances, lithium-ion batteries… more
  • Renault, official partner of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival
    May 14, 2019 Buzz

    Renault, official partner of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival

    Renault is partnering the world-famous Cannes Film Festival for the 36th consecutive year since 1983. The special relationship illustrates Renault’s commitment to the cinema for over 120 years. With a jury chaired by Mexican filmmaker Alejandro… more
  • The new BMW 8 Series Convertible available in South Africa
    May 14, 2019 Motoring

    The new BMW 8 Series Convertible available in South Africa

    BMW is forging ahead with its model offensive in the luxury segment in South Africa with the presentation of an open-top sports car which explores the highest reaches of dynamic flair, emotionality and exclusivity. The new BMW 8 Series… more
  • Tata proves its worth
    May 14, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Tata proves its worth

    With more than 1,1-million kilometres on its odometer, a Tata 8 tonne dropside that’s used as a maximum-load workhorse is well into its second decade of delivering exceptional service for Meyerton-based animal feedstock manufacturer,… more
  • Mobile Bank – Serco’s latest achievement in construction of events vehicles!
    May 14, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Mobile Bank – Serco’s latest achievement in construction of events vehicles!

    Serco has seen growing demand for its custom designed events vehicles with the latest initiative being a mobile bank to be used as a back-up or disaster relief unit in emergencies. The vehicle was ordered by a prominent bank for use in a… more
  • Skills Development Initiative
    May 14, 2019 Buzz

    Skills Development Initiative

    INSETA REGISTERED COMPANIES IMPORTANT REMINDER WORKPLACE SKILLS PLAN and ANNUAL TRAINING REPORT DEADLINE EXTENDED Contact us to assist you with these services. Dear employer According to the Skills Development Act 97/1998 and the National… more
  • Aston Martin Rapide E delivers dynamic debut on streets of Monaco
    May 13, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Aston Martin Rapide E delivers dynamic debut on streets of Monaco

    Aston Martin Rapide E delivers dynamic debut ahead of Formula E Monaco ePrix Aston Martin works driver and 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Darren Turner took the wheel of Aston Martin’s first all-electric production car European premiere following… more
  • The best of the best to take on one another at the Berg 400 cross country event
    May 13, 2019 Motorsport

    The best of the best to take on one another at the Berg 400 cross country event

    The best of the best in the Production Vehicle category of the South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) are ready and eager to do battle at the Berg 400 on May 17 and 18. With the first points on the scoreboard after the Mpumalanga… more
  • Trucking industry firing on all cyclinders
    May 13, 2019 Buzz

    Trucking industry firing on all cylinders

    It seems like the South African commercial vehicle industry is firing on all the cylinders, with another growth month recorded in April 2019. This is according to the latest combined year-to-date results released by the National Association of… more
  • Apply for your free stand at Automechanika Jhb through the DTI
    May 13, 2019 Buzz

    Apply for your free stand at Automechanika Jhb through the DTI

    Secure your FREE STAND at Automechanika Johannesburg and invite your sub-Saharan clients to visit at no cost to them! Messe Frankfurt South Africa is proud to announce that the DTI has booked a pavilion at Automechanika Johannesburg and… more
  • All-new Triton tough enough for Nampo 2019
    May 13, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    All-new Triton tough enough for Nampo 2019

    Nampo, the biggest agricultural show in the southern hemisphere, shares a not-so-surprising characteristic with the latest version of Mitsubishi Motors South Africa's "Engineered Beyond Tough" 2019 Triton. Engineered to be tough enough for… more
  • CAPAS 2019 brings upgraded Accessories & Customising zone
    May 13, 2019 Buzz

    CAPAS 2019 brings upgraded Accessories & Customising zone

    The sixth edition of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) is set to host around 600 exhibitors from 23 to 25 May 2019. The fair will cover 45,000 sqm of exhibition space at the Chengdu… more
  • African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - Early Bird
    May 13, 2019 Buzz

    African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - Early Bird

    With technology rapidly changing our world, advanced manufacturing and its key components, including IT convergence, computing advances, 3d printing, robotics, lasers and composites, is driving the future and potentially a new economy in Africa… more
  • Probe Corporation firing on all cylinders at key agricultural events
    May 13, 2019 Buzz

    Probe Corporation firing on all cylinders at key agricultural events

    This week will prove to be a busy week for local agricultural communities, with two highly anticipated events taking place simultaneously. The internationally-acclaimed NAMPO Harvest Day and Hartebeestloop Bonsmaras will draw crowds in both the… more
  • Get up close and personal with your car
    May 13, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Get up close and personal with your car

    Most of us don’t know much about the inner workings of our cars. Why? Possibly our pride or a lack of interest. “But,” says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail Motor… more
  • Polo's popularity soars amongst South Africans
    May 13, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Polo's popularity soars amongst South Africans

    South Africa's most searched for cars in 2019 so far Move over BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class; the Volkswagen Polo is now the most popular car in the land! This much has been ascertained by an analysis of search data on AutoTrader in… more
  • Horses? This Wild Mustang Has A Whole Stud of ‘em
    May 13, 2019 Motoring

    Horses? This Wild Mustang Has A Whole Stud of ‘em

    What better way to have celebrated International Mustang Day – April 17 - than collecting your 945 kW (1 267 HP)/1 100Nm Ford Mustang from tuning gurus, RGMotorsport? That’s what one lucky customer got to do, the supercharged, 5.4-litre V8… more
  • Explore the dynamic Southwestern China automotive industry in 2 weeks
    May 13, 2019 Buzz

    Explore the dynamic Southwestern China automotive industry in 2 weeks

    The sixth edition of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) is set to open on 23 to 25 May 2019 at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center in China. This… more
  • Jeep Owners Go Topless - International Topless Day
    May 10, 2019 Motoring

    Jeep Owners Go Topless - International Topless Day

    Every year, thousands of Jeep owners from around the globe participate in Jeep Go Topless Day (#JeepGoToplessDay), during which they socialise, take part in a range of entertaining activities such as trail runs as well as picnics and most… more
  • Goodyear's ultimate all-rounder: new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 combines luxurious comfort with superior wet braking and dry handling performance
    May 10, 2019 Buzz

    Goodyear's ultimate all-rounder: new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 combines luxurious comfort…

    Successor to popular and acclaimed Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 range Innovative technologies unlock significant improvements in wet braking and dry handling without compromising ride comfort or road noise Caters to growing Ultra High Performance… more
  • Traka Automotive director Paul Smith
    May 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Traka Automotive launches into South Africa

    Taka Automotive, a market leader in networked key management solutions, has established a physical presence and commenced operation in South Africa, following a year of market research. The new Traka Automotive team has already initiated… more
  • Nissan Intelligent Choice offers peace of mind, value for money and a free lifestyle benefit
    May 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Nissan Intelligent Choice offers peace of mind, value for money and a free lifestyle…

    All cars under four-years-old, with less than 100 000 km on the clock Every car undergoes a 160-point check and a vehicle integrity assessment Nissan South Africa today announced the launch of its new, Nissan Certified Pre-Owned programme -… more
  • FCA Heritage and Alfa Romeo lead the
    May 10, 2019 Motoring

    FCA Heritage and Alfa Romeo lead the "1000 Miglia" 2019 event

    From 15 to 18 May, the 37th historical re-enactment of the most famous road race of all time will take place: all eyes will be on the Alfa Romeo brand, "Automotive Global Partner" of the event and also the car manufacturer with the most… more
  • Mobility Supplier DENSO Names its First Executive Lead of North American Diversity and Inclusion
    May 10, 2019 Buzz

    Mobility Supplier DENSO Names its First Executive Lead of North American Diversity and…

    DENSO committed to a culture of inclusion that promotes a diverse workforce DENSO, the world's second largest mobility supplier, announced today it has appointed Denise Carlson, vice president, responsible for its North American Production… more
  • Alfa Romeo and Abarth triumph at the 2019
    May 10, 2019 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo and Abarth triumph at the 2019 "Qatar Car Of The Year" awards

    Two victories for FCA at the Middle Eastern country's top automotive awards. Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is named "Best Mid-Size Sports SUV". Abarth 595 Competizione wins the title of "Best Compact Sports Car" in the premium segment. The… more
  • Alliance Ventures focuses on disruptive technology through new partnership with Plug and Play China
    May 10, 2019 Buzz

    Alliance Ventures focuses on disruptive technology through new partnership with Plug and…

    Three-year agreement will expand Alliance Ventures’ reach in China and provide Plug and Play start-ups with access to the world’s largest automotive alliance Partnership will add to Alliance Ventures’ efforts to remain at the cutting edge of… more
  • FCA Appoints Meunier as Jeep Global President
    May 10, 2019 Buzz

    FCA Appoints Meunier as Jeep Global President

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. ("FCA") (NYSE: FCAU/MTA: FCA) today announced that Christian Meunier is named Global President of the Jeep Brand. Meunier also is appointed to the Company's Group Executive Council (GEC). Meunier joins FCA with… more
  • Discover Trends, Explore Innovations
    May 10, 2019 Buzz

    Discover Trends, Explore Innovations

    Find out what's behind the latest industry trends in 3 CPD accredited workshops. Industry innovators share their experiences and deliver invaluable insights. Exchange ideas with your peers and gain new knowledge that extends beyond your… more
  • Free women, free the economy
    May 09, 2019 Buzz

    Free women, free the economy

    In South Africa it is well known that women suffer the brunt of our many socio-economic issues. This is largely how females are viewed across South African culture, rather than as a matter of law. According to the Economic Freedom of the World… more
  • Mrs. Zulu's major mountain adventure
    May 09, 2019 Motorsport

    Mrs. Zulu's major mountain adventure

    When Letshego Zulu’s race driver husband Gugu passed away while climbing Kilimanjaro in 2016, she had never ridden in a race car. That all changed late last year when Letshego was invited to compete in the Gold 400 alongside Cross Country racer… more
  • The PBS trailer is 27.9 metres long and can transport 44 pallets
    May 09, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    CCBSA launches new smart trucks to promote road safety

    Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) today launched a five-year pilot project to run a 44-pallet Performance-Based Standard (PBS) trailer between Bloemfontein and Upington. The launch took place at Gutsche Plant, in Hamilton, Bloemfontein.… more
  • Safe driving tips for the winter season
    May 09, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Safe driving tips for the winter season

    South African roads are unsafe spaces. The festive season death toll in 2018/19 rose by 5% to more than 1600 from an already appalling level. Gumtree Auto’s Jeff Osborne says while there’s little the average citizen can do about South Africa’s… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 07 May 2019
    May 09, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 07 May 2019

    MasterTips: Road safety during elections South Africa is just a day away from their 6th democratic elections and drivers have an additional consideration to take cognisance of: the extra traffic and challenging road conditions likely to be… more
  • Jakkie Olivier, the CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    May 09, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Is it an offence to drive with an expired drivers licence card?

    While road safety has to be a priority for all South Africans, understanding your rights as a motorist on the roads is also important. Jakkie Olivier, the CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), says the topic of whether it is an… more
  • Eco Dealer -  Challenge 2050
    May 09, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Eco Dealer - Challenge 2050

    Eco friendliness, in many ways, is the result of awareness, positive attitudes continuous effort and initiatives. Toyota, as a brand, set themselves some ambitious targets has launched “Challenge 2050” set some ambitious targets to reduce… more
  • SIM swap fraud: A New Wave of Attacks Targeting Financial Services and online services in Africa
    May 09, 2019 Buzz

    SIM swap fraud: A New Wave of Attacks Targeting Financial Services and online services in…

    During Kaspersky Lab’s annual Cyber Security Weekend that took place in Cape Town, South Africa, Kaspersky Lab experts discussed the wide spread growth of mobile payments across the globe and the many cyber risks that surround such technology.… more
  • CAPAS 2019 responds to local demand and addresses challenges in the market
    May 09, 2019 Buzz

    CAPAS 2019 responds to local demand and addresses challenges in the market

    The sixth edition of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) is set to open on 23 to 25 May 2019 at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center in China. This… more
  • Gender equality remains an issue in motor industry
    May 09, 2019 Buzz

    Gender equality remains an issue in motor industry

    In a recent article, the Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) called on the South African retail motor industry to accelerate gender equality in the sector. Jeanne Esterhuizen, President of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), says… more
  • Winter-proofing your car
    May 09, 2019 Buzz

    Winter-proofing your car

    Winter presents special challenges for South African car owners as freezing temperatures hit the Highveld and lashing rains make life difficult along the coast. Jeff Osborne of Gumtree Autos says a dark and stormy winter’s night is the worst… more
  • SPAR expands contract with MiX Telematics in Southern Africa
    May 09, 2019 Buzz

    SPAR expands contract with MiX Telematics in Southern Africa

    MiX Telematics (JSE: MIX), a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, announced today that one of Southern Africa’s largest fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) retailers is expanding its adoption of MiX’s solutions.… more
  • Alfa Romeo Concorso dell'Africa
    May 09, 2019 Buzz

    Alfa Romeo Concorso dell'Africa

    Join Alfa Romeo Club South Africa & Arnold Chatz Cars-Dealership for the annual Concorso dell'Africa at the Mall of Africa on the 8th of June. more
  • Doosan All-weather All-ELectric Forklift
    May 09, 2019 Buzz

    GLTC gives farming community a lift at NAMPO

    At this year’s NAMPO, Goscor Lift Truck Company will give the agricultural community a lift by showcasing products and solutions that offer lower total cost of ownership to end users. Grain SA’s NAMPO Harvest Day – a staple on the calendar of… more
  • Guests and dignitaries attended the official opening of the 6th Dunlop Container Tyre Fitment centre in Gamalakhe Township on the KZN South Coast. As part of a drive towards sustainable township entrepreneurship, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd (SRSA) has partnered with the KZN Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (KZN EDTEA) and iThala Development Finance Corporation in KwaZulu-Natal to establish a minimum of 25 containerised tyre fitment centres in KZN.
    May 09, 2019 Buzz

    SRSA tackles township unemployment by supporting entrepreneurship

    In an effort to drive sustainable township entrepreneurship, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd (SRSA) manufacturer of the iconic Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken Tyre brands has partnered with the KZN Economic Development, Tourism and… more
  • Future mobility on show at Sun City
    May 09, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Future mobility on show at Sun City

    (SUN CITY, 2 MAY 2019) - “I am excited by the gradual shift to electronic modes of transport. We need to look to the future to obtain solutions for the present. With some foresight, we might be able to save government billions in the long run,… more
  • FAW’s new 6.130 FL commercial vehicle, built with South African pride
    May 09, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    FAW’s new 6.130 FL commercial vehicle, built with South African pride

    FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (Pty) Ltd has launched the FAW 6.130 FL medium truck, specifically configured for the local market and built right here on South African soil for southern and central African markets. The new FAW 6.130 medium truck… more
  • Ctrack to monitor top 50 finalists in the Hollard Highway Heroes truck driver competition
    May 09, 2019 Buzz

    Ctrack to monitor top 50 finalists in the Hollard Highway Heroes truck driver competition

    Leading vehicle telematics and tracking services provider, Ctrack, will monitor the driving performance of the 50 finalists in the 2019 Hollard Highway Heroes truck driving competition. Hollard Highway Heroes, which kicked-off earlier this… more
  • NAAMSA quarterly business review 1st quarter report 2019
    May 08, 2019 Buzz

    NAAMSA quarterly business review 1st quarter report 2019

    NAAMSA’s quarterly review of business conditions for the South African motor vehicle manufacturing industry, during the first quarter of 2019, as submitted to the Director-General, Department of Trade and Industry. Industry vehicle sales,… more
  • Mark Dommisse, Chairperson of the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA)
    May 08, 2019 Buzz

    Comment from The National Automobile Dealers’ Association on April 2019 New Dealer…

    Overall Dealer sales channel for: April 2019 – 31,945 new vehicles were sold on dealer floors in April 2019 (2018: 31,543 showing a 1.3% increase in sales on dealer floors compared to the same month last year) Cumulative year-on-year April 2019… more
  • Dr. Norman Lamprecht, Executive Manager of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) as well as the Automotive Industry Export Council (AIEC)
    May 08, 2019 Buzz

    Records galore on the export side of the motor industry

    Dr. Norman Lamprecht, Executive Manager of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) as well as the Automotive Industry Export Council (AIEC) has released his 2019 Automotive Export Manual publication on 3… more
  • All roads lead to the CSIR for SATC 2019
    May 07, 2019 Buzz

    All roads lead to the CSIR for SATC 2019

    Disruptive transport technologies will take centre stage at the 38th annual Southern African Transport Conference (SATC) to be held from 8 to 11 July 2019 at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria. Endorsed by the Department of Transport and… more
  • Street Outlaws visit South Africa
    May 07, 2019 Buzz

    Street Outlaws visit South Africa

    This Father’s Day rub shoulders with motor royalty at Gas Motorshow, Umhlanga. Visitors to this year’s Gas Motorshow - taking place June 15 to 17 at Cornubia Mall – will be treated to the sights and sounds of the slickest auto creations from… more
  • 4th Industrial revolution success demands cohesive national effort
    May 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    4th Industrial revolution success demands cohesive national effort

    Automation impacts all industries, could grow business and create jobs, and SA can’t afford to fall behind For South Africa to compete successfully in a 4th Industrial Revolution economy, stakeholders across all sectors must work together to… more
  • Kriben Reddy, head of TransUnion Auto
    May 07, 2019 Buzz

    SA’s Car Market’s Changing Dynamics Highlighted By Latest Vehicle Price Index Data

    The South African car market came under renewed pressure in the first quarter of 2019, with the latest TransUnion SA Vehicle Pricing Index (VPI) falling for the seventh consecutive quarter as the effects of fuel hikes, challenging economic… more
  • Women making tracks in the motor industry
    May 07, 2019 Buzz

    Women making tracks in the motor industry

    In an industry traditionally seen as male-dominated, many women are making their mark in the motor industry - owning workshops, playing leading roles on the workshop floor, and running businesses. Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry… more
  • Looking to buy car? Here’s how the fuel hikes might impact you
    May 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Looking to buy car? Here’s how the fuel hikes might impact you

    The impact of the expected fuel price increase in May will be wide reaching, according to George Mienie, CEO of AutoTrader. Here are three ways this change may affect your next purchase decision. 1) Manufacturers are likely to offer good deals… more
  • Claims for vehicle repairs – tips to ease the process
    May 07, 2019 Buzz

    Claims for vehicle repairs – tips to ease the process

    The claim process for a vehicle repair can feel tedious and stressful at times, but this does not need to be the case, says Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI). “Taking out a mechanical breakdown insurance policy… more
  • Heidi Custers Deloitte Consulting Digital Transformation Strategy lead
    May 07, 2019 Buzz

    Digitalisation: 6 key trends disrupting the insurance sector

    As exponential, digital-driven technologies transform the 4th Industrial Revolution from a buzzword into reality, the financial services sector - and insurance in particular - face massive disruption, it starts with a radical reimagining of the… more