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  • 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:…

    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 requires… more
  • African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - Trade Development Activities
    May 20, 2019 Buzz

    African Advanced Manufacturing and…

    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…

    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 than… 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 team… 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…

    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…

    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 your… more
  • A showcase of South Africa's manufacturing capabilities
    May 20, 2019 Buzz

    A showcase of South Africa's manufacturing…

    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 platform,… 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…

    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 driver:… 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…

    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…

    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 that… 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…

    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…

    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 1000… 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 escape… more
  • Nelson Mandela Bay to host African 4IR tradeshow.
    May 16, 2019 Buzz

    Nelson Mandela Bay to host African 4IR…

    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…

    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 - SA’s… 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," the AA… more
  • Recycling used oil - fueling the economy and protecting the environment
    May 16, 2019 Buzz

    Recycling used oil - fueling the economy and…

    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 which 120… more
  • Zimbabwean Minister visits Isuzu in Port Elizabeth
    May 16, 2019 Buzz

    Zimbabwean Minister visits Isuzu in Port…

    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 in… more
  • Invitation to meet potential buyers at Manufacturing Indaba
    May 16, 2019 Buzz

    Invitation to meet potential buyers at…

    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 and… more
  • onPeak returns as official SEMA Show housing provider
    May 16, 2019 Buzz

    onPeak returns as official SEMA Show housing…

    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…

    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…

    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 note: It… more
  • Mahindra showcases full product range at NAMPO
    May 15, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Mahindra showcases full product range at…

    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…

    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 podium… 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…

    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 networking… 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…

    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 highest-mileage… more
  • MiX Telematics delivers solid business growth with strong fiscal 2019 results
    May 15, 2019 Buzz

    MiX Telematics delivers solid business…

    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 year… more
  • Replace or repair? That is the windscreen question
    May 14, 2019 Buzz

    Replace or repair? That is the windscreen…

    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…

    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…

    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 broken… 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…

    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 arriving… 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 engines?… more
  • South African credit card owners offered crucial monthly relief
    May 14, 2019 Buzz

    South African credit card owners offered…

    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 can… more
  • Is the Manufacturing Sector ready for Generation Z?
    May 14, 2019 Buzz

    Is the Manufacturing Sector ready for…

    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 the… more
  • Comprehensive Tata and Daewoo Truck ranges on show at Nampo
    May 14, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Comprehensive Tata and Daewoo Truck ranges…

    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 we… 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…

    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 still… more
  • 5 reasons motorcyclists should consider switching to lithium-ion batteries
    May 14, 2019 Buzz

    5 reasons motorcyclists should consider…

    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… more
  • Renault, official partner of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival
    May 14, 2019 Buzz

    Renault, official partner of the 2019 Cannes…

    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…

    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 Convertible… 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, Hi-Performance… more
  • Mobile Bank – Serco’s latest achievement in construction of events vehicles!
    May 14, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Mobile Bank – Serco’s latest achievement in…

    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 Skills… more
  • Aston Martin Rapide E delivers dynamic debut on streets of Monaco
    May 13, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Aston Martin Rapide E delivers dynamic debut…

    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…

    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 400,… 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…

    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 applications… 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 anyone or… more
  • CAPAS 2019 brings upgraded Accessories & Customising zone
    May 13, 2019 Buzz

    CAPAS 2019 brings upgraded Accessories &…

    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 Century… more
  • African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - Early Bird
    May 13, 2019 Buzz

    African Advanced Manufacturing and…

    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 and… more
  • Probe Corporation firing on all cylinders at key agricultural events
    May 13, 2019 Buzz

    Probe Corporation firing on all cylinders at…

    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 Free… 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 Industry… more
  • Polo's popularity soars amongst South Africans
    May 13, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Polo's popularity soars amongst South…

    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 the… more
  • Horses? This Wild Mustang Has A Whole Stud of ‘em
    May 13, 2019 Motoring

    Horses? This Wild Mustang Has A Whole Stud…

    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 under his… more
  • Explore the dynamic Southwestern China automotive industry in 2 weeks
    May 13, 2019 Buzz

    Explore the dynamic Southwestern China…

    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 year,… more
  • Jeep Owners Go Topless - International Topless Day
    May 10, 2019 Motoring

    Jeep Owners Go Topless - International…

    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…

    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 (UHP)… 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…

    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 - Nissan… more
  • FCA Heritage and Alfa Romeo lead the
    May 10, 2019 Motoring

    FCA Heritage and Alfa Romeo lead the "1000…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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 deep… 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 industry… 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…

    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. The… 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…

    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…

    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…

    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 year,… more
  • Gender equality remains an issue in motor industry
    May 09, 2019 Buzz

    Gender equality remains an issue in motor…

    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 there… 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 time to… more
  • SPAR expands contract with MiX Telematics in Southern Africa
    May 09, 2019 Buzz

    SPAR expands contract with MiX Telematics in…

    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. The… 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 the… 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…

    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 Environmental… 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, as… 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…

    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 range… 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…

    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 month,… more
  • NAAMSA quarterly business review 1st quarter report 2019
    May 08, 2019 Buzz

    NAAMSA quarterly business review 1st quarter…

    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, export and… more
  • Mark Dommisse, Chairperson of the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA)
    May 08, 2019 Buzz

    Comment from The National Automobile…

    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 vs… 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…

    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 May… 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 the… 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 across… more
  • 4th Industrial revolution success demands cohesive national effort
    May 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    4th Industrial revolution success demands…

    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 drive… more
  • Kriben Reddy, head of TransUnion Auto
    May 07, 2019 Buzz

    SA’s Car Market’s Changing Dynamics…

    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…

    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 in… more
  • Claims for vehicle repairs – tips to ease the process
    May 07, 2019 Buzz

    Claims for vehicle repairs – tips to ease…

    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 is a… more
  • Heidi Custers Deloitte Consulting Digital Transformation Strategy lead
    May 07, 2019 Buzz

    Digitalisation: 6 key trends disrupting the…

    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 very… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 30 April 2019
    May 07, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 30 April 2019

    MasterTips: Phone addicts worse than drunk drivers A new study reveals that drivers who participate in distracted driving pose a greater threat on our roads than even drunk drivers. MasterTest: Sam says it’s a candy apple The Opel Crossland X is an… more
  • Vehicle Security Upgrades Available
    May 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Vehicle Security Upgrades Available

    Ford takes vehicle security very seriously and continuously invests in security measures that are integrated into our vehicles to deter theft. We are aware of potential security risks to previous-generation ECOSPORT and FIESTA models, specifically… more
  • A tale of two eras: Mandela/Mbeki vs Zuma/Ramaphosa administrations
    May 07, 2019 Buzz

    A tale of two eras: Mandela/Mbeki vs…

    It is an unmitigated moral tragedy that in the year of celebrating what would have been Mandela’s 101st birthday, the incumbent government has betrayed him on an issue about which that he felt strongly. This is the resolution by parliament to make… more
  • Phillip Kekana asking the kids to share their BeRoadSafe tips
    May 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Puma Energy and Phillip Kekana puts road…

    South Africans to raise their #BeRoadSafe flag and become local road safety heroes across the land. The #BeRoadSafe challenge forms part of the United Nations Road Safety Week which calls on leaders to come up with solutions to stop global road… more
  • World’s #1 Tractor, now at home in South Africa
    May 06, 2019 Buzz

    World’s #1 Tractor, now at home in South…

    Mahindra South Africa enters into its fourth business line in South Africa by introducing farming equipment The entire range of Farm Equipment products were showcased, including Mahindra tractors and implements and Hisarlar implements – sourced from… more
  • Great Wall Motor Company Limited recently participated in the
    May 06, 2019 Buzz

    Great Wall Motor Company Limited recently…

    The Belt and Road Initiative is an initiative between the Government of the People's Republic of China and the dominant transnational economic belt created in 2013. It covers countries and areas along the Silk Road and the Maritime Silk Road… more
  • Africa’s first general aviation trade show continues to gain momentum
    May 06, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Africa’s first general aviation trade show…

    Africa’s first general aviation trade show continues to gain momentum with the introduction of Demo Flights, Africa’s first ever “Park & Sell” and Wonderboom’s biggest fly-in yet. From 4 - 6 July 2019, Wonderboom National Airport in Pretoria,… more
  • Volkswagen aiming to extend advantage at the top of the GTC series points table
    May 03, 2019 Motorsport

    Volkswagen aiming to extend advantage at the…

    Volkswagen Motorsport enjoys a healthy points lead at the top of the Manufacturers’ points table GTC drivers Keagan Masters and Daniel Rowe currently occupy second and third in the Drivers’ standings Golf GTi continues its dominance of GTC2… more
  • Falken Polo Cup battle expected to heat up as series reaches Killarney for Round 3
    May 03, 2019 Motorsport

    Falken Polo Cup battle expected to heat up…

    Round 3 could prove pivotal in overall championship outcome Defending champion Jeffrey Kruger still the man to beat Bradley Liebenberg the leader of the chasing pack Volkswagen’s Jonathan Mogotsi eager to launch his attack from 8th on the points… more
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Sets SUV Speed Record on Ice of Lake Baikal
    May 03, 2019 Motoring

    Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Sets SUV Speed…

    Vehicle achieved speed of 280 km/h. High-speed performance possible thanks to a 710hp 6.2-litre V8 engine. Grand Cherokee Trackhawk with Brembo brake system demonstrated unmatched grip on ice of Lake Baikal. Record set under rules of Fédération… more
  • Simon Loasby, director of Hyundai Design in China
    May 03, 2019 Buzz

    Loasby to lead development of ‘Sensuous…

    Simon Loasby, director of Hyundai Design in China, has been promoted to head of the Hyundai Styling Group at the Hyundai Design Centre in South Korea. Loasby, a vice president at Hyundai Motor, is to play a leading role in the further development of… more
  • Mahindra launches exclusive pre-booking for XUV300
    May 03, 2019 Motoring

    Mahindra launches exclusive pre-booking for…

    Mahindra South Africa has launched an innovative pre-booking opportunity to help manage the high levels of interest in its upcoming XUV300 compact SUV. Launched this week, this promotion welcomes South African pre-orders for the XUV300, but does not… more
  • Ford South Africa Gives the Springbots a Boost to Compete at FIRST Robotics World Championships
    May 03, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Ford South Africa Gives the Springbots a…

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) provides funding to get the Springbots team to the FIRST Robotics World Championships, taking place in Detroit from 24-27 April The Springbots are young South Africans who are passionate about the… more
  • NAAMSA comment on the April 2019 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    May 03, 2019 Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the April 2019 industry…

    The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa [NAAMSA] said that the latest vehicle sales reflected a welcome surprise on the upside with export sales continuing to perform exceptionally well. The declining trend in the new… more
  • Learners from Inxiweni Primary School, Luthando Mvinjelo (left) and Siyasanga Zenzile (right), pictured with some of the books donated by Goodyear South Africa. Standing with them is Goodyear South Africa Group Managing Director, Darren Hayes-Powell, and Ruth Tabu, Inxiweni Primary School Principal.
    May 02, 2019 Buzz

    Goodyear South Africa celebrates World Book…

    In April 2019, Goodyear South Africa joined in on the international celebrations of World Book Day which took place on April 23, 2019. Goodyear South Africa partnered with two schools in close proximity to its operations; Inxiweni Primary School in… more
  • Are You Using These Five In-Car Technologies to Help Save Fuel?
    May 02, 2019 Buzz

    Are You Using These Five In-Car Technologies…

    Ford helps you to control the way you drive to ensure better fuel efficiency Ford offers five in-car technologies to optimise your fuel consumption Smart technologies to assist the way you drive While you can’t control the cost of fuel, you can… more
  • Alfa Romeo in the hunt to become king of the Simola Hill(climb)
    May 02, 2019 Motorsport

    Alfa Romeo in the hunt to become king of the…

    Every year, the hills within the picturesque Garden Route town of Knysna come alive with the sound of sonorous exhaust music, cheering spectators and popping champagne corks, during the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb. Alfisti and motoring fans attending… more
  • The Award-winning Opel Combo Van
    May 02, 2019 Motoring

    The Award-winning Opel Combo Van

    Opel returns to the commercial vehicle segment with an Exceptionally Versatile Business Partner! Why choose the Opel Combo Cargo Van to be your business partner? Let’s talk about Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) A Fleet Manager’s purchase decision is… more
  • Abarth to be official engine supplier for the Italian and German F4 championships for the 6th year running
    May 02, 2019 Motorsport

    Abarth to be official engine supplier for…

    The Formula 4 powered by Abarth championships are revving up in Germany and Italy. The Tatuus formula car of the F4 championships are equipped with 160-HP Abarth T-Jet engines. F4 is the training ground for hundreds of young drivers to prepare for a… more
  • Seventeen-year-old Oliver Solberg earns first U.S. victory at Olympus Rally
    May 02, 2019 Motorsport

    Seventeen-year-old Oliver Solberg earns…

    Subaru Motorsports USA took the top two podium positions at this weekend’s DirtFish Olympus Rally, with Swedish rally prodigy Oliver Solberg securing his first American rally victory in a blue and gold Subaru WRX STI. Solberg was fast and consistent… more
  • New Ford Everest Delivers Enhanced Design, Comfort and Performance
    May 02, 2019 Motoring

    New Ford Everest Delivers Enhanced Design,…

    2019 Ford Everest delivers refreshed design, more luxurious interior, improved comfort and luxury All-new 2.0 Bi-Turbo and Single Turbo engines matched to 10-speed automatic transmission for enhanced performance and fuel efficiency. Current 2.2 and… more
  • The new face of the Q family: the Audi Q8
    May 02, 2019 Motoring

    The new face of the Q family: the Audi Q8

    Introducing the halo and new top model to Audi’s Q range of SUV’s A luxuriously equipped SUV coupé suitable for business and pleasure An impressive representative of Audi’s new progressive design language The Audi Q8 brings together the best of both… more
  • Hyundai takes top spots on podium in Rally Argentina
    May 02, 2019 Motorsport

    Hyundai takes top spots on podium in Rally…

    Hyundai Motorsport has secured its second consecutive victory of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) on the weekend when Thierry Neuville triumphed in Rally Argentina ahead of team mate Andreas Mikkelsen. The Belgian and his co-driver,… more
  • BestDrive Continues Expansion Across Southern Africa
    May 02, 2019 Buzz

    BestDrive Continues Expansion Across…

    BestDrive is one of the fastest-growing tyre fitment centre networks in the region 149 BestDrive dealers across Southern Africa, located in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Mauritius Exclusive ContiSure Warranty available… more
  • Calling all photographers for a chance to get your work noticed and win up to R50 000 worth of prizes
    May 02, 2019 Buzz

    Calling all photographers for a chance to…

    Messe Frankfurt South Africa, organisers of the all new Photo & Video Experience, have just launched their official 2019 Photo of the Year competition. The competition is set to coincide with the event taking place at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit… more
  • Africa Automotive Aftermarket Solutions renamed Motus Aftermarket Parts
    Apr 29, 2019 Buzz

    Africa Automotive Aftermarket Solutions…

    Post the JSE listing of the Motus Group Limited (Motus) during November 2018, the division responsible for its aftermarket operations and brands will effective April 2018, and trade as Motus Aftermarket Parts (MAP). Previously named Africa… more
  • ETC and OUTA debate road funding solutions
    Apr 29, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    ETC and OUTA debate road funding solutions

    The fourth and final Transport Forum Working Group on road funding in South Africa thrashed out the way forward in Pretoria last week. The session included a fervid debate between the CEO of OUTA, Wayne Duvenage, and the CEO of Electronic Toll… more
  • Isuzu Doctor Enjoys the Long Run
    Apr 29, 2019 Buzz

    Isuzu Doctor Enjoys the Long Run

    What drives a man to participate in every single IRONMAN competition ever hosted in Port Elizabeth? It is the need to stay active and fit explains Dr. Franzt Struwig, an expert in Occupational Medicine based at Isuzu Motors South Africa's medical… more
  • Revenues of €12.5 billion in the first quarter of 2019
    Apr 29, 2019 Buzz

    Revenues of €12.5 billion in the first…

    Group sales decreased by 5.6% to 908,348 vehicles in a global market down 7.2%. Group revenues amounted to €12,527 million in the quarter (-4.8%). At constant exchange rates and perimeter[1], the decrease would have been 2.7%. The Group confirms its… more
  • Alfa Romeo on the Auto Express route to top reliability
    Apr 29, 2019 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo on the Auto Express route to top…

    Alfa Romeo is once again giving German and Japanese competitors cause for concern as the Italian brand continues to challenge the reliability status quo. Respected British motoring publication and the UK's biggest-selling motoring weekly, Auto… more
  • Scenic Berg 400 in Champagne valley to test cross country competitors
    Apr 29, 2019 Motorsport

    Scenic Berg 400 in Champagne valley to test…

    Competitors in the South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) will be spoiled by spectacular scenery when they take on the Berg 400, a brand new event on the 2019 calendar that takes place on 17 and 18 May in the area of Winterton and… more
  •  Renault-Nissan alliance breakdown would push both manufacturers behind their competitors, says GlobalData
    Apr 26, 2019 Buzz

    Renault-Nissan alliance breakdown would…

    Following the news that Renault has again attempted to integrate with Nissan, a proposal that Nissan is expected to reject, as reported in Nikkei Asian Review; Calum MacRae, Director of Automotive Product Development at GlobalData, a leading data… more
  • New Renault KWID now more equipped to be the ideal choice within the entry-level segment
    Apr 26, 2019 Motoring

    New Renault KWID now more equipped to be the…

    The trendy Renault KWID has proved its popularity through an excess of 20,000 sales since initial launch in November 2016. Renault's KWID -which offers affordable mobility to all- is set to become even more sought-after within the entry level… more
  • 10 Things You Might Not Know About Your Tyres
    Apr 26, 2019 Buzz

    10 Things You Might Not Know About Your Tyres

    Know your Limits Ideal tyre pressure is a combination of tyre size, the weight of thevehicle and whether or not the vehicle is loaded. Find the correct pressure in the owner’s manual in your glove compartment or on the inside of the driver’s door...… more
  • Personal Digital Shopping - the new frontier for motor industry
    Apr 26, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Personal Digital Shopping - the new frontier…

    The online shopping trend continuously aims to eradicate friction in the processes from online to real world – buying and selling vehicles online particularly, has international business abuzz in seeking out specialised products to harness the… more
  • Kids of all ages need to be kept safe in our cars, says MIWA
    Apr 26, 2019 Buzz

    Kids of all ages need to be kept safe in our…

    There’s a lot of emphasis on buckling babies and toddlers into car seats, “and rightly so,” says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), “but keeping older children safe in our cars is just as important.” MIWA is a… more
  • MESA aligns with Africa Automation Fair to promote the next level of industry automation
    Apr 26, 2019 Buzz

    MESA aligns with Africa Automation Fair to…

    SA industry must advance beyond plant automation to become globally competitive, says MESA MESA Africa (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) has aligned with Africa Automation Fair for the first time this year, to help drive the next… more
  • New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens in Borrowdale, Harare
    Apr 26, 2019 Buzz

    New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens in Borrowdale,…

    Vehicle owners in Borrowdale, a suburb of Harare, now have access to the world's biggest wheel and tyre brands, along with award-winning service from Southern Africa's best-loved and most trusted retail wheel and tyre brand. This news comes as local… more
  • Taking the sting out of company registrations
    Apr 26, 2019 Buzz

    Taking the sting out of company registrations

    South Africa is the second largest economy in Africa and ranking among the top conducive markets when it comes to the ease of doing business compared to international counterparts. In fact, the country continues to attract the international business… more
  • Manufacturing Indaba Launches Black Industrialist Forum
    Apr 26, 2019 Buzz

    Manufacturing Indaba Launches Black…

    The 6th edition of the Manufacturing Indaba is to be held on the 25th and 26th June 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, also known as the economic hub of Africa. This industry-revered conference is set to highlight growth… more
  • A Nigerian subsidiary of a global giant adopted a premium solution from MiX Telematics for its 3 000-vehicle fleet.
    Apr 26, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Market leader extends contract with MiX…

    MiX Telematics (JSE: MIX, NYSE: MIXT), a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, today announced that it has secured a three-year contract extension with a large customer in Nigeria, who has also elected to subscribe… more
  • General Grabber AT3 recommended for BMW X5
    Apr 26, 2019 Buzz

    General Grabber AT3 recommended for BMW X5

    The latest BMW X5 to be fitted with General Tire Grabber AT3, delivering strong off-road grip and safe on-road handling The General Tire brand has been approved as original equipment (OE) fitment for the latest BMW X5. The all-terrain Grabber AT3… more
  • Mzwandile Mazive Appointed Franchise Operations Manager of InspectaCar
    Apr 25, 2019 Buzz

    Mzwandile Mazive Appointed Franchise…

    In his role as operations manager, Mzwandile is responsible for ensuring consistent delivery of InspectaCar standards and operations with internal and external stakeholders as well as dealers and will report to the CEO of InspectaCar. “Mzwandile… more
  • Gunther Schmitz, Chairman of Right to Repair South Africa (R2RSA)
    Apr 25, 2019 Buzz

    Dealers no longer in small towns – what this…

    The migration of dealerships out of small towns has left many motorists inconvenienced and having to incur extra costs to have their vehicles serviced. “Many dealerships have closed down in the smaller towns due to the poor economic situation in… more
  • AAPEX 2019 Exhibitor Booth Camp to Share Buyer Perspectives
    Apr 25, 2019 Buzz

    AAPEX 2019 Exhibitor Booth Camp to Share…

    AAPEX 2019 is hosting Exhibitor Booth Camp in Detroit and Las Vegas to prepare exhibiting companies for success at this year’s event representing the more than $1 trillion global automotive aftermarket industry. AAPEX will take place Tuesday, Nov. 5… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 24 April 2019
    Apr 25, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 24 April 2019

    MasterTips: Drunk driving a thing of the past? Upcoming safety technology in Volvo cars can sense when a driver should not be behind the wheel and immediately and safely stops the car. MasterTest: Driving Expressions: Kia Sorento. Travel the back… more
  • MES - Mobility Electronics Suppliers EXPO 2019
    Apr 25, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    MES - Mobility Electronics Suppliers EXPO…

    MES Expo enjoys continuous growth of well-known exhibitors! After Knorr Bremse with its subsidiary Kiepe Electric, the international company Mitsubishi Electric and much more Yamaichi Electronics has committed itself as an INFLUENCER 2019. „We have… more
  • Willard Batteries launches Limited Edition ‘Blue’ Battery
    Apr 25, 2019 Buzz

    Willard Batteries launches Limited Edition…

    Raising awareness of plastic pollution in the oceans What do vehicle automotive components and the ocean have in common? Not much. But awareness of plastic pollution is a growing concern. Items most commonly found on our beaches are carrier bags,… more
  • Chelsea van Wyk
    Apr 25, 2019 Buzz

    Progress through excellence: South Africa’s…

    Audi vehicle technician Chelsea van Wyk, 25, has racked up an impressive achievement at an early stage of her career, qualifying as the first woman Audi Master and Diagnostic Technician in South Africa. The Audi Master Technician Certification is an… more
  • Participate alongside ZF, Diesel-Electric, Aer-o-cure, Plascon & others
    Apr 25, 2019 Buzz

    Participate alongside ZF, Diesel-Electric,…

    Automechanika Johannesburg has been met with a positive response from the industry with key players such as ZF, Diesel-Electric, Aer-o-cure, Plascon, Trysome, Engen, Total, Veleo, Eaton, Dixon Batteries, Probe and many others already confirmed to… more
  • Trump to visit the UK and France in June
    Apr 25, 2019 Buzz

    Trump to visit the UK and France in June

    US President Donald Trump will make two official state visits to Europe in early summer, with one being to Buckingham Palace and the other to France for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. more
  • Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe and Engen CEO Yusa' Hassan (centre) at the launch of the Bushbuckridge IeC
    Apr 25, 2019 Buzz

    Engen Integrated Energy Centre uplifts…

    Engen in partnership with the Department of Energy and the Bushbuckridge local municipality officially launched an Integrated Energy Centre (IeC) in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga on 12 April. South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) gave a mandate to… more
  • Join African Smart City thought leaders this June: View agenda
    Apr 25, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Join African Smart City thought leaders this…

    Africa is undergoing remarkable urban growth and can reach a 2.4 billion population within the next decades. Many African cities have already launched smart city initiatives to tackle the challenges and capture the opportunities presented by this… more
  • Dana Expands Training Series with Electrification Maintenance and Servicing Guidelines Videos
    Apr 23, 2019 Buzz

    Dana Expands Training Series with…

    Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) announced today that it has expanded its "Driveline Forensics" training series to include videos covering key safety and maintenance tips for electrified vehicles. The new videos provide overviews on electric vehicle… more
  • Hyundai 'Venue' makes world debut at New York Motor Show
    Apr 23, 2019 Motoring

    Hyundai 'Venue' makes world debut at New…

    The Hyundai Motor Company introduced its all-new Venue this week at the New York Motor Show, to join its larger siblings Kona, Creta, Tucson and Santa Fe in the Korean manufacturer's SUV model line-up. The Venue - packed with a host of premium… more
  • Autonomous vehicles set to be fastest-growing automotive sector with more than 11m sales by 2033, says GlobalData
    Apr 23, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Autonomous vehicles set to be…

    There is no doubt that profound change is occurring in the automotive industry and now more than ever, it is critical to know which sectors will grow rapidly in the coming years and the ones facing an existential threat, says GlobalData, a leading… more
  • Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost
    Apr 23, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

    The birth of the Great American road trip 100 years ago For about two weeks every summer between 1914 and 1924, a group of American friends who called themselves the Four Vagabonds would climb in their Model Ts and hit the open road, travelling to… more
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia triumphs at the
    Apr 23, 2019 Buzz

    Alfa Romeo Giulia triumphs at the "Driver…

    The Alfa Romeo Giulia wins the Gold Medal for "Ride and Handling", values intrinsic to the DNA of the Italian brand, which transforms every journey into an exciting driving experience. Follow this link to the new section of the Alfa Romeo Press… more
  • Andrew Gerald Altree is BI Product Manager for FAG and INA
    Apr 23, 2019 Buzz

    New BI Product Manager to oversee FAG and…

    Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) has appointed Andrew Gerald Altree as Product Manager for its FAG and INA brands. Altree, who has a Diploma in Business management and 25 years’ industry experience, will oversee the vision, strategy,… more
  • SEMA Industry Indicators: U.S. Economy Continues to Grow, But at a Slower Rate
    Apr 23, 2019 Buzz

    SEMA Industry Indicators: U.S. Economy…

    By Kyle Cheng Economic data since the shutdown has been weaker and less robust than anticipated and will continue to be throughout the remainder of 2019. However, most economists expect growth to continue. It remains unclear when, how and even if a… more
  • FCA What's Behind: international previews of the first two episodes: far north and far south
    Apr 18, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    FCA What's Behind: international previews of…

    Today saw the International Press Presentation of the FCA What's Behind project: showing for the first time "a backstage view" of the research and development phases of FCA automobiles. The launch of the first two episodes of a unique kind of film… more
  • Jaguar I-PACE 2019 World car of the year, 2019 World green car and 2019 World car design of the year
    Apr 18, 2019 Motoring

    2019 World Car Awards : Triple win finish…

    Jaguar I-PACE 2019 World car of the year, 2019 World green car and 2019 World car design of the year The Road to the World Car Awards journey concluded today with a grande finale awards ceremony and press conference that opened the New York… more
  • 2019 World Car Awards and now there is one… Audi A7 – 2019 World Luxury Car
    Apr 18, 2019 Motoring

    2019 World Car Awards and now there is one……

    The Road to the World Car Awards journey concluded today with a grande finale awards ceremony and press conference that opened the New York International Auto Show. The Audi A7 was declared the 2019 World Luxury Car. This is the second consecutive… more
  • 2019 World Car Awards and now there is one… Suzuki Jimny  – 2019 World Urban Car
    Apr 18, 2019 Motoring

    2019 World Car Awards and now there is one……

    The Road to the World Car Awards journey concluded today with a grande finale awards ceremony and press conference that opened the New York International Auto Show. The Suzuki Jimny was declared the 2019 World Urban Car. A Suzuki car has been a “Top… more
  • 2019 World Car Awards and now there is one…… McLaren 720S – 2019 World Performance Car
    Apr 18, 2019 Motoring

    2019 World Car Awards and now there is one………

    The Road to the World Car Awards journey concluded today with a grande finale awards ceremony and press conference that opened the New York International Auto Show. The McLaren 720S was declared the 2019 World Performance Car. “We feel grateful… more
  • 2019 World Car Awards and now there is one… Jaguar I-PACE – 2019 World Green Car
    Apr 18, 2019 Motoring

    2019 World Car Awards and now there is one……

    The Road to the World Car Awards journey concluded today with a grande finale awards ceremony and press conference that opened the New York International Auto Show. The JAGUAR I-PACE was declared the 2019 World Green Car. This is the first time… more
  • Election fever stokes the NHI fire
    Apr 18, 2019 Buzz

    Election fever stokes the NHI fire

    When in the grip of election fever, it becomes even more difficult than usual to decipher facts from the deluge of rhetoric and obfuscation proffered by politicians. The dose dished up by Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi in his piece “Democratise… more
  • BMW Driving Experience South Africa offers Namibia Multiday Tours in BMW X3s built at BMW Group Plant Rosslyn.
    Apr 18, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Driving Experience South Africa offers…

    As part of its Certification to become an Official Partner of M in 2018, BMW Driving Experience South Africa is now offering multiday tours that go through some of the most scenic landscapes in Southern Africa. The multiday tours offer BMW customers… more
  • Mustang Claims Title of Best-Selling Sports Coupe in the World for Fourth Straight Year
    Apr 18, 2019 Motoring

    Mustang Claims Title of Best-Selling Sports…

    Ford celebrates Mustang's 55th anniversary today - National Mustang Day - as the world's best-selling sports coupe of 2018 on the strength of 113,066 cars sold More than 2,600 Mustangs sold in South Africa since 2016 This marks the fourth… more
  • Ford Fund Assists with Disaster Relief after Cyclone Idai
    Apr 18, 2019 Buzz

    Ford Fund Assists with Disaster Relief after…

    Ford Motor Company Fund has contributed a $20 000 grant to Save the Children non-profit organisation (NPO) for disaster relief efforts in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi $10 000 grant issued to SOS Children's Village Over 300 000 people displaced… more
  • Refreshed Volvo XC90 R-Design, T8 Twin Engine in Thunder Grey (available in South Africa post July 2020) Credit: Volvo
    Apr 18, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Drunk driving could be a thing of the past…

    Imagine this scenario: you leave a function after a couple of drinks, thinking that you’re perfectly capable of driving. You fire up the engine of your vehicle and head for home. Your car knows that you should not be driving. It decides that you are… more
  • Easter 2019: Don’t become a statistic
    Apr 18, 2019 Buzz

    Easter 2019: Don’t become a statistic

    "Don’t become a statistic this Easter." - This the message from the Automobile Association (AA) who – ahead of the Easter long weekend which starts on Friday (SUBS:: 19 April 2019) - is appealing to South Africans to be vigilant, focussed, and aware… more
  • Battery hassles during the colder months
    Apr 18, 2019 Buzz

    Battery hassles during the colder months

    Battery issues are a common complaint from car owners during the Winter months when temperatures drop. Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry (RMI), says the cold… more
  • Hyundai Announces Project to Generate Electricity Using Hydrogen Vehicle Technology
    Apr 17, 2019 Buzz

    Hyundai Announces Project to Generate…

    Hyundai Motor signs MOU to build 1 MW hydrogen fuel cell power facility in Korea NEXO power module to generate 8,000 MWh of electricity annually with zero emissions Hyundai continues effort to build Hydrogen Society in line with ‘FCEV Vision 2030’… more
  • Aston Martin announces all-star N24 line-up and signs Chadwick
    Apr 17, 2019 Motorsport

    Aston Martin announces all-star N24 line-up…

    Aston Martin will contest the 2019 ADAC Zurich 24-Hour race staged on the world famous Nürburgring Nordschleife (22-23 June) with a pair of Vantage GT4 machines run by the AMR Performance Centre and an all-star driver line-up that includes… more
  • RENAULT EZ-FLEX: an innovative experiment to better understand last-mile urban delivery
    Apr 17, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    RENAULT EZ-FLEX: an innovative experiment to…

    Renault EZ-FLEX is an experimental electric and connected LCV that is both compact and agile. It was created and designed for sustainable mobility and delivery efficiency in urban areas. It is more than a vehicle: it is a real work tool for… more
  • Heavy duty vehicles will go the distance with Plascon Acryline’s ready-for-use coatings
    Apr 17, 2019 Buzz

    Heavy duty vehicles will go the distance…

    Plascon Acryline has supplied leading fleet owners and body builders with extremely durable, long-lasting and scratch resistant coatings for the past 35 years ensuring their vehicles can go the distance. Adding to the trusted Plascon Acryline brand,… more
  • TÜV Test Confirms: Continental MK C1 brake system reduces CO2 emissions of hybrid vehicles by around 5 g
    Apr 17, 2019 Buzz

    TÜV Test Confirms: Continental MK C1 brake…

    Savings of regenerative energy due to improved utilization of the achievable recuperation potential Tests of the CO2 savings potential of the MK C1 electrohydraulic brake system in a plug-in hybrid TÜV confirms in a certified test: MK C1 reduces the… more
  • SA Taxi Foundation delivers broad impact with focused CSI initiative
    Apr 17, 2019 Buzz

    SA Taxi Foundation delivers broad impact…

    South Africa faces numerous challenges. Two of the most prolific issues that require urgent and immediate attention are rampant unemployment and a failing public education system, as both exacerbate poverty and inequality in the country. While… more
  • InspectaCar’s Driving Advice for Holiday Journeys
    Apr 17, 2019 Buzz

    InspectaCar’s Driving Advice for Holiday…

    Long weekends provide the perfect opportunity to take that well-earned break away with family and friends. Driving on South African roads can involve some very long distances, which means long hours behind the wheel, something the average driver is… more
  • BMW Group opens new R260m Midrand Campus
    Apr 17, 2019 Buzz

    BMW Group opens new R260m Midrand Campus

    BMW Group South Africa today opened a new R260m campus at Midrand, Gauteng. The Midrand Campus now consists of BMW Group South Africa’s head office, BMW Financial Services, a new Dealer Training Centre, office space for an additional 500 colleagues,… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 16 April 2019
    Apr 17, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 16 April 2019

    MasterTips: Drivers in SUVs more dangerous While those in the vehicle sales industry see an increase in SUVs as a positive trend, it also lends a possible complication for road safety, more notably for pedestrians. MasterTest: We’re looking for the… more
  • Wireless Magnetic GPS Tracker Car Vehicle Real Time Tracking
    Apr 16, 2019 Buzz

    Wireless Magnetic GPS Tracker Car Vehicle…

    Magnetic GPS Trackers are the ideal solution to who wants vehicle tracking needs with no cables or wiring, it is deal with you can simply remove the tracker and place it on another vehicle as it suits you. Learn More Here more
  • Product innovations added to the Audi South Africa model range
    Apr 16, 2019 Motoring

    Product innovations added to the Audi South…

    Various local product innovations now supplement Audi's existing model range The Audi A3, Q2 and Q5 model ranges now include special edition models The Audi A5 and Q2 model ranges have enhanced their standard equipment specifications Audi South… more
  • Exceptional total cost of ownership, gives Tata Ultra class leading credentials
    Apr 16, 2019 Motoring

    Exceptional total cost of ownership, gives…

    In South Africa’s truck market, the Tata brand is perceived to punch well above its weight – and no model more so than the recently launched Ultra, which competes in the 4,5- to 5,5-ton segment. Described by Harneet Luther, CEO of Tata Automobile… more
  • Experience the Mother City your way with the FNB Cape Town 12K ONERUN and Budget
    Apr 16, 2019 Buzz

    Experience the Mother City your way with the…

    Wear your feather boa, don a pair of stilettoes, and do you! There are no limitations! It’s the FNB Cape Town 12K ONERUN on 19 May 2019, and Budget Rent a Car is excited to once again be the official car rental partner. The race is a vibrant, joyful… more
  • Ford Hosts Annual Careers Day for Learners
    Apr 16, 2019 Buzz

    Ford Hosts Annual Careers Day for Learners

    Grade 11 and 12 learners exposed to the myriad career possibilities at a global automaker Ford enlightens and inspires learners; shows the auto industry is about so much more than just building cars Ford HR team offers tips and advice for learners… more
  • Petrol price ominous, diesel flat
    Apr 16, 2019 Buzz

    Petrol price ominous, diesel flat

    Unexpectedly strong international fuel prices have raised the spectre of an unwelcome fuel price hike for petrol users at the end of April. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price… more
  • Invitation to join NEASA delegation to China
    Apr 16, 2019 Buzz

    Invitation to join NEASA delegation to China

    Dear business owner NEASA Trade Relations provides an opportunity to: expand your horizons; experience a different business culture; build up contacts with foreign businesses; meet potential business partners and/or investors; and network with local-… more
  • Look forward to an array of informative and inspiring speakers for SAPICS2019
    Apr 16, 2019 Buzz

    Look forward to an array of informative and…

    From the supply chain challenges of United Nations peacekeepers in Somalia to those faced by the producers of reality TV show “Survivor”, from robotics to risk management, and from Coca-Cola to life-saving medicines, the 2019 SAPICS Conference for… more
  • Riaan Fourie
    Apr 16, 2019 Buzz

    Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa appoints…

    Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Riaan Fourie as Head of Domestic Motorcycles. Riaan has over 20 years' experience within the motorcycle manufacturing and retail sectors. He previously held a position as… more
  • Alfa Romeo at GP number 1000 with a livery that celebrates Nino Farina's win at the first Formula One race - Silverstone 1950 - on Alfa Romeo 158
    Apr 16, 2019 Motorsport

    Alfa Romeo at GP number 1000 with a livery…

    Here we are at race #1000 in 2019: P15 for Antonio, P9 and two points for Kimi. Well done guys - here's to the next 1000! Weather: sunny and dry, 19­20°C air, 25­29°C track Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing and CEO Sauber Motorsport… more
  • ZF’s enhanced 8-speed automatic transmission will start production at its Saarbrücken plant in 2022. ZF has received a double digit billion order from BMW AG for this product.
    Apr 16, 2019 Buzz

    ZF Wins Major Business for New 8-Speed…

    Order from BMW AG with a two digit billion Euro value for advanced 8-speed automatic transmission Flexible application of technology Significant increase in planned share of hybrid transmissions Production to begin at ZF’s Saarbrücken plant in… more
  • Introducing ZF coPILOT, the integrated Level 2+ system for next-generation advanced driver assistance. Powered by ZF ProAI and NVIDIA DRIVE. Image: ZF
    Apr 16, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    ZF coPILOT Enables Enhanced Safety and…

    Integrated and intuitive system for next-generation advanced driver assistance powered by ZF ProAI and NVIDIA DRIVE New driving experience with semi-automated driving: ZF coPILOT takes over various driving maneuvers Improved reliability and safety… more
  • Sachs brand supports Formula E with winning Social Media campaign
    Apr 16, 2019 Motorsport

    Sachs brand supports Formula E with winning…

    As next generation mobility leader, ZF is supporter of Formula E In line with car upgrade for 5th season, ZF supplies Venturi with new electric drive, further strengthening technology partnership Chance to win trip to 2019 Berlin Formula E-Prix To… more
  • Worn tyres make you 33% more likely to crash
    Apr 15, 2019 Buzz

    Worn tyres make you 33% more likely to crash

    Badly maintained tyres and rims are one of the leading causes of car accidents in South Africa and, with the April long weekend approaching, Auto & General Insurance urges motorists to get into the habit of regular inspections, tyre and rim… more
  • Mobility for Megacities: Audi AI:ME
    Apr 15, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Mobility for Megacities: Audi AI:ME

    At Auto Shanghai 2019, Audi is introducing a visionary mobility concept for the megacities of the future: The showcar, known as the Audi AI:ME, offers compact dimensions, a spacious, futuristic interior, and the ability to drive autonomously at… more
  • “The Cortina in Drag” turns fifty
    Apr 15, 2019 Motoring

    “The Cortina in Drag” turns fifty

    Ford Capri XL 1600 GT 1969 In early 1969 Ford introduced the first Capri. Fifty years on and many South African motorists remember the model with great affection. Ford designed the Capri as a cheaper and more accessible version for global markets of… more
  • Groupe Renault opens a new design center in Shanghai
    Apr 15, 2019 Buzz

    Groupe Renault opens a new design center in…

    Groupe Renault’s Design Department is pursuing its strategy of international expansion with the opening of Renault Design Center Shanghai, the group's seventh design center worldwide. The team of designers at the Renault studio in Shanghai will draw… more
  • BILSTEIN's Bump 'n' Rebound newsletter, April/May 2019
    Apr 15, 2019 Buzz

    BILSTEIN's Bump 'n' Rebound newsletter,…

    BILSTEIN's newest newsletter is packed with news! Toyota’s Land Cruiser…they don’t call it the Land Bruiser for nothing! Nampo Is always “Groot” and this year we’re going bigger than ever. In fact, we’re going 100 square metre big…. First there was… more
  • Check your vehicle’s shock absorbers before the Easter holidays
    Apr 13, 2019 Buzz

    Check your vehicle’s shock absorbers before…

    By Graeme Futter, Head of Sales & Marketing at Gabriel South Africa With the Easter holidays upon us, checking your vehicle before going on a long trip is important. This includes your tyres and another component that people don’t often check, your… more
  • 2019 SEMA Show registration now open
    Apr 13, 2019 Buzz

    2019 SEMA Show registration now open

    Attendees, exhibitors, and media can register online at www.semashow.com/register Registration for the trade-only 2019 SEMA Show is now open at www.semashow.com/register. The annual trade show is set for Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 5-8, 2019, in Las Vegas… more
  • Karhoo wins European startup gold prize for mobility
    Apr 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Karhoo wins European startup gold prize for…

    Karhoo, the marketplace dedicated to urban mobility that connects fleets and customers worldwide - won the prestigious European Startup Gold Prize for mobility during an awards ceremony in Brussels. The young company was judged to be the… more
  • RMI-VTA Free safety campaign Easter 2019
    Apr 12, 2019 Buzz

    RMI-VTA Free safety campaign Easter 2019

    Have your car checked before your holiday trip. Participating RMI vehicle testing stations around the country are offering motorists FREE safety critical checks on their vehicles from 11th until 18th April 2019. The week long campaign aims to help… more
  • Check your car before the Easter holidays
    Apr 12, 2019 Buzz

    Check your car before the Easter holidays

    The Easter holidays are a week away, which means now is a good time for motorists to have their cars checked to ensure safety on the road. Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail… more
  • Apr 12, 2019 Motorsport

    "Alfa Romeo Racing" celebrates Grand Prix…

    Alfa Romeo, the winners the first Grand Prix and of the first championship in the history of Formula 1, pays homage to the most important motorsport competition that counts millions of enthusiastic fans worldwide. Race number one thousand will be… more
  • Opel Corsa GSi - 'German-Styled Innovation'
    Apr 12, 2019 Motoring

    Opel Corsa GSi - 'German-Styled Innovation'

    The new Opel Corsa GSi offers many sporty and luxury extras The much-anticipated 3-door Opel Corsa GSi joins the South African Opel model line-up in May 2019. A number of 'tweaks' take the legendary GSi badge more towards the territory of sport… more
  • Alfa Romeo Triumphs at the
    Apr 12, 2019 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo Triumphs at the "Motor Klassik…

    For the fourth time in a row, Giulia is named "Future Classic" in the "Mid-Size Class" category. The 1968 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale won the first place in the "Milestones of Design" category. Double win for Alfa Romeo at the "Motor Klassik Awards… more
  • Volvo Group Supports UNICEF’s Idai Relief Efforts
    Apr 12, 2019 Buzz

    Volvo Group Supports UNICEF’s Idai Relief…

    In the aftermath of the devastating cyclone Idai, Volvo AB donated SEK1 million or R1.5 million to UNICEF (United Nations Children’s’ Fund) relief efforts in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. According to reports, more than 900 people have so far… more
  • Further progress is being made in the field of fuel cells.  In close cooperation with Joma-Polytec and Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell, a subsidiary of Daimler AG, the engineering plastic Ultramid has successfully been used to manufacture some fuel cell system components.  This innovative solution is being used as a standard in the new Mercedes GLC F-CELL, which combines a fuel cell with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
    Apr 12, 2019 Buzz

    Ultramid® is setting new standards for fuel…

    Engineering plastic from BASF leads to breakthrough Joint project with Joma-Polytec and Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell is being developed to market readiness Ultramid® meets high quality and safety requirements Which automotive drive system will become… more
  • Responsible driving in wet weather: How much do you actually know?
    Apr 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Responsible driving in wet weather: How much…

    Driving in wet weather requires knowledge and techniques seldom tested in dry conditions Technology in modern cars assists drivers with tough road conditions and poor visibility Ford’s Driving Skills for Life offers motorists tips to stay safer in… more
  • Stand a chance to win a R50000 beach or bush holiday! 
    Apr 12, 2019 Buzz

    Stand a chance to win a R50000 beach or bush…

    To enter, buy 2 or more tyres from a participating Dunlop Zone or Dunlop Express Dealer before 25 April 2019! Hurry! Visit Dunlop and enter today! ENTER HERE TO WIN A HOLIDAY WORTH R50 000! more
  • Rising Chinese motorsport star Ye Yifei joins Renault Sport Academy
    Apr 11, 2019 Motorsport

    Rising Chinese motorsport star Ye Yifei…

    Renault Sport Racing confirms upcoming Chinese driver Ye Yifei as the latest Renault Sport Academy recruit. The announcement was confirmed at the Shanghai International Circuit in a media and VIP event on the eve of the Chinese Grand Prix weekend.… more
  • Gauteng government’s sector-focused model yields investment returns in the automotive sector
    Apr 11, 2019 Buzz

    Gauteng government’s sector-focused model…

    Gauteng government’s automotive sector incubation programme in collaboration with Nissan South Africa enhances the country’s business case to produce the new generation Navara locally. Rosslyn, South Africa 10 April 2019 - The Gauteng Government’s… more
  • Nissan to produce award-winning Navara pickup in South Africa
    Apr 11, 2019 Buzz

    Nissan to produce award-winning Navara…

    Major investment in plant, equipment and training Rosslyn facility to expand role as LCV export hub for Navara, NP200 and NP300 Significant job creation at plant and supply chain Full range of Navara models to be produced on new, flexible production… more
  • Warren Kosikov named SEMA vice president of sales
    Apr 11, 2019 Buzz

    Warren Kosikov named SEMA vice president of…

    Warren Kosikov has been named Vice President of Sales for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), where he will lead the sales team and guide the day-to-day sales strategy for both the SEMA and PRI Shows, SEMA News and Performance Racing… more
  • Michelin introduces two new high performance tyres to the Pilot Sport range in Africa and Middle East
    Apr 11, 2019 Buzz

    Michelin introduces two new high performance…

    Innovation has always been central to the Michelin Group when it comes to developing tyres and services to improve driving and mobility. This innovative spirit has helped create the new additions to the Pilot Sport range which Michelin has recently… more
  • BMW 530 MLE restoration underway
    Apr 11, 2019 Motoring

    BMW 530 MLE restoration underway

    In December 2018 BMW South Africa announced that it would start restoring the legendary BMW 530 Motorsport Limited Edition (MLE):… more
  • We’re looking for a Hero – The Hero – on our highways
    Apr 11, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    We’re looking for a Hero – The Hero – on our…

    R100 000 prize awaits South Africa’s best truck driver As the 2019 Easter long weekend approaches, road safety is once again an issue: how do we address the almost inevitable carnage on our highways? “Perhaps the question is not so much how we… more
  • Optimistic start to 2019 for Volkswagen Group South Africa
    Apr 11, 2019 Buzz

    Optimistic start to 2019 for Volkswagen…

    Volkswagen Group sold 21 601 vehicles from January to March 2019 Polo Vivo is the top-selling passenger brand in the first quarter with 7 651 units Audi achieved 19.4% market share in the premium segment Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles had best first… more
  • Honda Motor Southern Africa Announces Appointment of New President
    Apr 11, 2019 Buzz

    Honda Motor Southern Africa Announces…

    Honda Motor Southern Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Hiroyuki Tazawa as the new President, effective immediately. Hiroyuki Tazawa will succeed Toshiaki Konaka, who has been appointed as Regional Head of Africa Middle East Regional… more
  • Pratley upgrades its research laboratories with the latest tech
    Apr 11, 2019 Buzz

    Pratley upgrades its research laboratories…

    South African manufacturer Pratley has recently undergone an extensive revamp of its two main test and research laboratories, according to CEO Kim Pratley. This has bolstered its unique position among electrical-equipment manufacturers globally in… more
  • Fidelity ADT partners with Hollard highway heroes campaign
    Apr 11, 2019 Buzz

    Fidelity ADT partners with Hollard highway…

    Hollard Highway Heroes, an annual competition that identifies and rewards South Africa’s best long-distance truck drivers, launched today with some brand new sponsors including Fidelity SecureDrive, the latest offering from Fidelity Security. Wahl… more
  • Practical tip: Apply Standoblue Basecoat without any defects
    Apr 11, 2019 Buzz

    Practical tip: Apply Standoblue Basecoat…

    Standoblue, the water-based basecoat from Standox, has been approved by all leading car manufacturers (OEMs). It continues to set standards with its reliable Made In Germany technology. Its 1.5 coat application with no intermediate flash off time,… more
  • Safe driving tips for the easter holidays
    Apr 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Safe driving tips for the easter holidays

    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. And this Easter, hundreds of thousands of holiday makers will be on the roads again. Gumtree Auto’s Jeff… more
  • New Ford Ranger Raises the Bar Further in LCV Segment
    Apr 10, 2019 Motoring

    New Ford Ranger Raises the Bar Further in…

    New Ranger builds on its 'tough truck' character with detail changes for exterior and interior Advanced all-new 2.0 Bi-Turbo and Single Turbo engines introduced in conjunction with sophisticated 10-speed automatic transmission. Proven 2.2 and 3.2… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 09 April 2019
    Apr 10, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 09 April 2019

    MasterTips: Volvo leads the way in managing speed Volvo will limit the speed of their vehicles from 2021 which they hope will encourage dialogue in the industry about the role of manufacturers in increasing safety. MasterTest: Launch review: the… more
  • TATA International in Africa, CEO Len Brand with scholarship recipients from the University of the Free State
    Apr 10, 2019 Buzz

    TATA Invests in Tertiary Education of Future…

    For the 2018/19 academic year, TATA awarded 53 deserving postgraduate students with scholarships worth R2.3-million More than 250 postgraduate students at South African universities have benefitted from TATA scholarships since 2006 TATA has invested… more
  • As Winter rolls in, be sure to look out for these signs to have your battery checked
    Apr 10, 2019 Buzz

    As Winter rolls in, be sure to look out for…

    Could it be time for a battery check? Just as you think you’re going to be a few minutes early for work this morning, you get into your car, turn the key and guess what happens next? No ignition. Could you be out of fuel? Have you forgotten to turn… more
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa's PeoplePavilion welcomes its 500 000th visitor
    Apr 10, 2019 Buzz

    Volkswagen Group South Africa's…

    Over 100 000 visitors welcomed at the facility in 2018 More benefits in 2019 for the gym's 2 200 members In a massive milestone for Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA), the company's PeoplePavilion recently welcomed its 500 000th visitor in just… more
  • BMW Group South Africa deepens its commitment to education
    Apr 10, 2019 Buzz

    BMW Group South Africa deepens its…

    20 BMW X3s donated to schools, universities and science centres BMW Group SA will support with training material, equipment and time First car handed over to Soshanguve Technical High School. BMW Group South Africa on Tuesday handed over the first… more
  • Using technology to generate real value
    Apr 10, 2019 Buzz

    Using technology to generate real value

    Smart fleet management solutions are increasingly being used worldwide to reduce operational costs, increase productivity, improve customer service levels and enhance safety and security. Wahl Bartmann, CEO of Fidelity Services Group, says the… more
  • Automation Pavilion: Invitation to companies aligned to automation to exhibit
    Apr 10, 2019 Buzz

    Automation Pavilion: Invitation to companies…

    The SAIMC will provide an Automation Pavilion at the Manufacturing Indaba for those companies interested in exhibiting at this event. Automation has become a driving force in all production systems. Technologies and architectures have emerged… more
  • Performance at the Auto NITZ Party. This photo is protected by copyright. All rights of usage and exploitation are held by Messe Frankfurt.
    Apr 10, 2019 Buzz

    Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019 reached new…

    Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019 reached new heights for ‘Sourcing, Training and Entertainment’ On 23 March, the 11th edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019 closed with roaring success. Participants throughout Asia flocked to the Kuala Lumpur… more
  • Record turnout for VW VIVOnation festival
    Apr 10, 2019 Buzz

    Record turnout for VW VIVOnation festival

    The sold-out music and lifestyle festival drew thousands of people at the two-day event Special edition Polo Vivo model launched at the VIVOnation festival Now in its second year, the VW Vivonation Festival, a bespoke music and lifestyle event, saw… more
  • National Aviation Services (NAS) to Launch Ground Handling and Cargo Services in Mozambique
    Apr 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    National Aviation Services (NAS) to Launch…

    The ground handling and cargo management services extend NAS’s existing investments in Mozambique National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets will offer comprehensive ground… more
  • Jeep® and Mopar® Brands Debut Six Concept Vehicles for 53rd Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari
    Apr 09, 2019 Buzz

    Jeep® and Mopar® Brands Debut Six Concept…

    Jeep® Wayout: A fully-capable overland concept utilizing the all-new Jeep Gladiator's best-in-class payload, to allow for a full roof-top tent and custom canopy. Jeep Flatbill: Extreme 4x4 capability and utility of all-new Jeep Gladiator with a… more
  • CERN unveils its Science Gateway project
    Apr 09, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    CERN unveils its Science Gateway project

    CERN is launching the Science Gateway, a new scientific education and outreach centre targeting the general public of all ages. The building will be designed by world-renowned architects, Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The project will be funded… more
  • BI PAREL crowned winner of 2019 MINI Scouting Menswear competition, in association with GQ Magazine
    Apr 09, 2019 Buzz

    BI PAREL crowned winner of 2019 MINI…

    MINI South Africa, along with its partners GQ Magazine and South African Fashion Week (SAFW), is pleased to announce Shaylene Morris of BI PAREL as the winner of the 2019 MINI Scouting Menswear competition, in association with GQ Magazine. Shaylene… more
  • Power transmission belts are supplied in traditional, classic, and narrow-profile V-belt forms.
    Apr 09, 2019 Buzz

    BI set to add ContiTech belts to its…

    Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) is set to add to its extensive basket of premium brands and world-class products following a visit by the ContiTech Power Transmission Group to discuss a local distribution agreement for its belt products… more
  • Carmakers will look to 'pool' ahead of tough CO2 emission rules in Europe, says GlobalData
    Apr 09, 2019 Buzz

    Carmakers will look to 'pool' ahead of tough…

    As average vehicle CO2 emissions trend upwards in Europe, carmakers are looking to form 'pools' that can help avoid large fines under new tighter EU CO2 emission rules that come into force in 2021. Dave Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a… more
  • Maserati at the Shanghai Auto Show 2019
    Apr 09, 2019 Motoring

    Maserati at the Shanghai Auto Show 2019

    Chinese market debut for Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte MY19 New Zegna PELLETESSUTA™ interiors for the Quattroporte S Q4 GranLusso The Maserati stand boasts an interactive experience featuring virtuous Italian solutions for customization Maserati… more
  • Demag cranes celebrates 200th anniversary
    Apr 09, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Demag cranes celebrates 200th anniversary

    2019 marks the double century of Demag, which started from humble beginnings in the town of Wetter in Germany in 1819 by Friedrich Harkort. He was an early prominent German industrialist and pioneer of industrial development in the Ruhr region.… more
  • E-mobility: Continental launches first tire optimized for electric buses in city traffic
    Apr 09, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    E-mobility: Continental launches first tire…

    Tires for electric buses need to support a usually high overall vehicle weight due to the heavy electric battery and stand instant torque delivery. To master these challenges, they need to combine grip, robustness, and above-average load carrying… more
  • Ctrack Iris a game changer in video monitoring and telematics
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    Ctrack Iris a game changer in video…

    Leading vehicle telematics and tracking services provider, Ctrack, has introduced Ctrack Iris, a high-quality, customisable video monitoring solution ideal for rental vehicles, light deliveries, fleet vehicles, heavy commercial’s, general machinery… more
  • Audi holds on to 2019 GTC Championship lead
    Apr 08, 2019 Motorsport

    Audi holds on to 2019 GTC Championship lead

    Pole position, race one win and fastest lap of the weekend for Simon Moss Simon Moss leaves as championship leader Tschops Sipuka impresses with resilient driving performance at Zwartkops Round 2 of the Global Touring Cars Africa Championship (GTC)… more
  • DENSO to Invest $1.6 Billion to Strengthen Development and Production of Automotive Electrification Products and Systems
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    DENSO to Invest $1.6 Billion to Strengthen…

    Investment, new Electrification Innovation Center and Hirose Plant will shape the future of mobility – DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, today announced it will invest approximately 180 billion yen (US$1.6 billion) over the next… more
  • Volkswagen Motorsport extends manufacturer's points lead at Round 2 of the GTC series
    Apr 08, 2019 Motorsport

    Volkswagen Motorsport extends manufacturer's…

    Second position overall for Keagan Masters Sixth overall for Daniel Rowe Domination of GTC 2 category continues Zwartkops Raceway - Pretoria. It was a mixed bag as far as the overall results were concerned for Volkswagen Motorsport's Global Touring… more
  • Multiple IRONMAN Champion Visits Isuzu
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    Multiple IRONMAN Champion Visits Isuzu

    Raynard Tissink, front, multiple IRONMAN champion today (Friday 5th April) addressed Isuzu Motors South Africa employees who will be participating in the Standard Bank Ironman and Isuzu Corporate Challenge over the weekend in Port Elizabeth. Tissink… more
  • Iceland Comes to Africa with Limited Edition Isuzu D-MAX Arctic Truck
    Apr 08, 2019 Motoring

    Iceland Comes to Africa with Limited Edition…

    The Isuzu D-MAX range has an exciting and very exclusive new limited-edition flagship, and it is a derivative which takes off-road prowess to new heights - both literally and figuratively! Set for local launch in May 2019, the Isuzu D-MAX Arctic AT… more
  • The Squeaky Wheel
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    The Squeaky Wheel

    New at Wheel Well In our own experience, 8 out of 10 car seats are incorrectly installed, incorrectly adjusted or the wrong seat for the child altogether. Through our Car Seat Clinic we will check the following: Correct installation Correct harness… more
  • The soon to launch in SA, All-New Mazda3 wins top prize at 2019 Red Dot awards
    Apr 08, 2019 Motoring

    The soon to launch in SA, All-New Mazda3…

    The all-new Mazda3 has captured the "Red Dot: Best of the Best" prize at the 2019 Red Dot product design awards. Southern Africa launch timing is set for the third quarter of 2019. The competition's highest accolade is awarded to products whose… more
  • Welcome to Alfa Romeo Racing, Mick!
    Apr 08, 2019 Motorsport

    Welcome to Alfa Romeo Racing, Mick!

    *Herzlich willkommen, Mick!* Mick Schumacher took over the cockpit of the Alfa Romeo Racing C38, completing a successful testing session at the Bahrain International Circuit. Alfa Romeo Racing focused on aerodynamic tests in the morning, followed by… more
  • Spot the Difference? Drivers Who Cycle May See Dangers More Quickly, Ford Research Reveals
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    Spot the Difference? Drivers Who Cycle May…

    Drivers who cycle are more observant than drivers who don’t cycle, according to a new study commissioned by Ford Motor Company Research shows that drivers who cycle are able to identify small but significant changes in driving scenarios more quickly… more
  • MEYLE Performance: MEYLE with extensive sponsoring program for 2019
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    MEYLE Performance: MEYLE with extensive…

    MEYLE as technical partner for SL TruckSport 30 MEYLE supports T3 Motorsport team in ADAC GT Masters, 24H Series, NES 500 series Cooperation with DRIFT UNITED drift series extended Focus on continuous exchange and transfer of technical know-how In… more
  • The return of a Gullwing
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    The return of a Gullwing

    When it comes to colour accuracy and colour matching, Standox has outstanding expertise for right first-time results. Michael Plag, project manager at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Fellbach, Germany, knows this too. The vintage car specialists… more
  • Never-before-seen design image of Fisker’s affordable, all-electric luxury SUV – set for launch in 2021
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    Former Volkswagen and Toyota Executive, Don…

    Jackson named senior advisor of manufacturing, spearheading Fisker Inc. strategy and site selection Former roles include: President of Manufacturing at Volkswagen of America and Senior Vice President, Quality and Production at Toyota Announcement… more
  • How to Read Your Tyre Size
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    How to Read Your Tyre Size

    See the infographic from Tiger Wheel & Tyre more
  • Nissan Easter Festival: 10 years of equestrian excellence!
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    Nissan Easter Festival: 10 years of…

    Calling all horse lovers from far and wide! Kyalami Equestrian Park will proudly host the country’s premier horse show with world class competition on offer across all disciplines as well as entertainment for the whole family. Now in its 10th year,… more
  • Official Pictures of All New Off-road Great Wall Pickup have been released
    Apr 08, 2019 Motoring

    Official Pictures of All New Off-road Great…

    On April the 2nd, Great Wall Pickup officially revealed that their all new pickup series would be launched at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition on April 16th 2019. Great Wall Pickup also released two official pictures of the… more
  • Imperial Logistics supplies medical kits to Mozambique and Venezuela
    Apr 08, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial Logistics supplies medical kits to…

    International aid organisations, amongst others, once again placed their trust in Imperial Logistics’ sourcing and procurement business, Imres, to get critically needed medical kits to areas affected by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa and to crisis… more
  • On Your Marks, Get Set...Go
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    On Your Marks, Get Set...Go

    It is all systems go for the Isuzu team who will be participating in the Isuzu Corporate Ironman challenge this weekend. Isuzu Motors South Africa, headline sponsor of the corporate triathlon challenge, which took place on 6 April, a day before the… more
  • EP races set to thrill Saturday 13 April
    Apr 08, 2019 Motorsport

    EP races set to thrill Saturday 13 April

    Port Elizabeth race fans can look forward to local motor racing of the highest order, when the Aldo Scribante Racetrack hosts the third round of the Eastern Province regional championships on Saturday 13 April. The action will be fraught at the head… more
  • Grow Your Overseas Business—Register for Biannual SEMA Export Fair
    Apr 08, 2019 Buzz

    Grow Your Overseas Business—Register for…

    By Linda Spencer Meet one-on-one with international buyers and learn top tips and best practices to grow your export sales at the 2019 SEMA Export Fair. The July 23–24 event, held at the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, California, includes seminars… more
  • Mercedes-Benz scoops the title at the 2019 AutoTrader SA Car of the Year
    Apr 08, 2019 Motoring

    Mercedes-Benz scoops the title at the 2019…

    The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is the 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year and won by a healthy margin! The sought-after award was presented at a spectacular function at Shepstone Gardens in Johannesburg on April 4. Much like the actual venue… more
  • Keeping your vehicle in top condition saves lives on the roads
    Apr 05, 2019 Motoring

    Keeping your vehicle in top condition saves…

    The long weekend is around the corner, and we’re counting down the days for that trip away for some much-needed R&R (rest and relaxation)! While you’re planning your accommodation and what to pack, don’t forget to make sure your vehicle is well… more
  • Flexible Working instrumental to SME Success in SA
    Apr 05, 2019 Buzz

    Flexible Working instrumental to SME Success…

    If buying a home is considered the most stressful purchase an adult can make, securing a business address is the equivalent for Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups. A 2019 workplace survey commissioned in 80 countries by flexible… more
  • New Large Bakkie from GWM Will Make Its Debut at Auto Shanghai 2019
    Apr 05, 2019 Motoring

    New Large Bakkie from GWM Will Make Its…

    Great Wall Pickup, the leader in the Chines pickup industry, made another big move recently. This all new Great Wall Pickup will officially break cover making its global debut at the upcoming Auto Shanghai to be held in April 2019 according to an… more
  • Are Companies Missing Great Branding Opportunities?
    Apr 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Are Companies Missing Great Branding…

    In these tough economic times, don’t overlook the opportunities that are right in front of you. Fleet branding is one of the most impactful and affordable yet underestimated and underutilised of the signage solutions. It has the potential to reach… more
  • DENSO Prioritizes Safety through Partnership with B.R.A.K.E.S Teen Defensive Driving Program
    Apr 05, 2019 Buzz

    DENSO Prioritizes Safety through Partnership…

    Mobility supplier and nonprofit organization expand collaboration during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month to educate communities about preventable auto crashes Every day, at least nine Americans die and 100 are injured in distracted… more
  • World Car Finals – the countdown continues
    Apr 05, 2019 Motoring

    World Car Finals – the countdown continues

    Greetings jurors, partners and OEMs. This will be our last newsletter before the Road to the World Car 2019 concludes its annual journey with the announcement of this year’s World Car Awards winners during the grande finale awards ceremony that… more
  • Richard Green, National Director of the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA)
    Apr 05, 2019 Buzz

    Motor Body Repair industry in for a shakeup

    The current structure of the Motor Body Repair (MBR) sector in South Africa is poised to change dramatically, says Richard Green, National Director of the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), a proud association of the Retail… more
  • New Mitsubishi Triton toughens up
    Apr 05, 2019 Motoring

    New Mitsubishi Triton toughens up

    Engineered beyond tough, the new muscular-styled Triton makes its local debut less than six months after the world launch and is sure to keep the heads turning. Celebrating four decades with a tough new look and a host of enhanced exterior and… more
  • Opel Distributor proudly adds a new Brand Ambassador to the mix!
    Apr 05, 2019 Buzz

    Opel Distributor proudly adds a new Brand…

    Opel Distributor is proud to announce their new partnership and Opel Brand Ambassador, Funky Executive Chef, Sizo Henna. We believe that Sizo is the perfect ingredient for the Opel brand, thanks to his inspiring outlook on life, and ability to bring… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 02 April 2019
    Apr 05, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 02 April 2019

    MasterTips: Driving in the EU after Brexit Brexit may soon affect driving license requirements for people living in the UK and EU should there be a 'no deal' exit. MasterTest: Sam says dynamite comes in small packages There is no doubt the Opel Adam… more
  • Registration is Open for AAPEX 2019
    Apr 05, 2019 Buzz

    Registration is Open for AAPEX 2019

    Registration is now open for AAPEX 2019, the world’s gathering place for the more than $1 trillion global automotive aftermarket industry. AAPEX 2019 will take place Tuesday, Nov. 5 through Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. To… more
  • Continental's ContiPressureCheck and MiX Telematics Provide Integrated Fleet Management Solution
    Apr 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Continental's ContiPressureCheck and MiX…

    ContiPressureCheck (CPC) among Continental's wide range of advanced safety technologies MiX Telematics provides interface with the on-board computer and relay of real-time tyre information to the MiX Fleet Manager platform Combined, the two systems… more
  • Pointers to lessen the pinch at the pumps
    Apr 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Pointers to lessen the pinch at the pumps

    With rising costs and a recent fuel price hike just a month ago, motorists will feel the pinch at the pumps now more than ever. As of midnight tonight, motorists will pay R1,34 more per litre for 93 unleaded petrol and R1.31 for 95. Diesel vehicles… more
  • KW high-performance shock absorbers now available from RGMotorsport
    Apr 05, 2019 Motorsport

    KW high-performance shock absorbers now…

    RGMotorsport has been appointed as a reseller of KW coilover performance suspension systems, giving discerning petrolheads in Gauteng access to a premium German-made product with a race-proven heritage. KW is probably best known for their Street… more
  • Take Advantage of Season Changes: Offer Spring Checks Now
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    Take Advantage of Season Changes: Offer…

    The effects of the cold season on safety-relevant parts is often underestimated 90 percent of drivers want to be certain that their vehicle is in flawless condition ZF Aftermarket supports independent workshops with expert knowledge and premium OE… more
  • Front row, L-R:  Sindie Ndwalaza (Regional Corporate Affairs Manager Cape Channel, Transnet Port Terminals); Chad Jansen (Acting Business Manager PE Lohathla Manganese Business Cape Channel, Transnet Port Terminals); Rajesh Dana (Port Manager, Transnet National Ports Authority, Port of Port Elizabeth); Captain Alexander Elpedes (Delphinus Leader, NYK Line); Raymond Williams (Vehicle Logistics - Export Markets, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa); Second row: Captain Faisal Sultan (Senior Operations Manager, TNPA, Port of Port Elizabeth); Sujit Baghattjee (New Business Development Manager, TNPA, Port of Port Elizabeth); Paul Brooks (MP&L Manager, Ford Struandale Engine Plant) - far right
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    Ford Begins Vehicle Exports from Port…

    New multi-port strategy for vehicle exports from Port Elizabeth to complement current Roll On Roll Off (RORO) Terminal in Durban First shipment comprises 1 000 Ford Ranger and Ford Ranger Raptor models destined for markets in Europe Complements… more
  • How refurbished car batteries compare to new ones
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    How refurbished car batteries compare to new…

    Good quality car batteries have an impressive lifespan of up to five years. Old car batteries can be refurbished into workable second-hand batteries. The question is whether you can trust a cheaper refurbished battery to reliably power your car and… more
  • Automotive Maintenance and Repair 2019 new sectors mapped out untouched business opportunities in the aftermarket
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    Automotive Maintenance and Repair 2019 new…

    A constant buzz of business discussions could be found in every corner of the Automotive Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR), which was held from 21 – 24 March 2019 at Beijing’s New China International Exhibition Centre. With a solid foundation in the… more
  • Akhona Qengqe – transformation director, KFC & Chairperson of FASA
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    New FASA chair to focus on growth and…

    Growing and empowering the SME and franchise sector will be at the centre of Akhona Qengqe’s tenure as Chair of the Franchise Association for 2019 and 2020. As Transformation Director for KFC, she will use her experience and commercial acumen to… more
  • Turning manufacturing on its head—and reaping the benefits
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    Turning manufacturing on its head—and…

    Bridgestone South Africa has begun reinventing the way it “does” manufacturing, with early indications of success. By Barry Nigrini, Continuous Improvement Manager, Bridgestone South Africa Like all South African manufacturers, Bridgestone faces… more
  • One of the vehicles built by Serco for Coca Cola.
    Apr 04, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Serco helps further driver training at…

    Serco played a significant role in helping to further the safety of truck drivers at Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) by building two specialised Protec steel trailers to house vehicle simulators. CCBSA invests heavily in the safety of their… more
  • Castrol celebrates 120 years of innovation
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    Castrol celebrates 120 years of innovation

    Castrol, the world’s leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of premium lubricating oils, greases and automotive related services celebrates its 120th anniversary this month. The company was founded in England by Charles Wakefield in 1899… more
  • What’s keeping logistics CEO’s awake at night
    Apr 04, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    What’s keeping logistics CEO’s awake at night

    Logistics businesses in South Africa continue to show resilience despite the prevailing economic headwinds. Zak Sivalingum, FNB Gauteng East Regional Head, says the logistics industry plays an integral role in the growth of the economy through the… more
  • Mark Dommisse, Chairperson of the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA)
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    Comment from The National Automobile…

    Overall Dealer sales channel for: March 2019 – 41,235 new vehicles sold in March 2019 (2018: 44,417 showing a 7.2% decline on dealer floors) Year-on-year March 2019 vs March 2018 - 110,628 new vehicles sold year-to-date to March 2019 (2018: 118,158… more
  • Motus and BNP Paribas close landmark positive incentive loan in South Africa
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    Motus and BNP Paribas close landmark…

    Motus Holdings Limited, a South African automotive company, announced that it has added a Positive Incentive Loan (PIL) feature to its existing US$ 30 million loan with BNP Paribas to complement its strengthening commitment to environmental… more
  • ACMA Automechanika New Delhi 2019 steers the wheels towards shifting aftermarket dynamics
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    ACMA Automechanika New Delhi 2019 steers the…

    ACMA Automechanika New Delhi concluded on 17 February following four successful days of product unveilings, business dialogs, trend debates and quality networking. The event drew 515 exhibitors from 16 countries and 13,267 visitors from 42 countries… more
  • Hearing-impaired vocational programme delivers on the workshop floor
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    Hearing-impaired vocational programme…

    Dozens of hearing-impaired individuals are enjoying fulfilling careers thanks to a skills development public private partnership established within the retail motor industry. Motor repair workshops are reporting considerable success with graduates… more
  • This could save your life – five basic Easter road trip car safety checks
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    This could save your life – five basic…

    Before every long car journey, you should do a basic safety check on your vehicle. Jeff Osborne of Gumtree Autos SA says ideally everyone should get a proper service or expert assessment of their vehicle prior to heading off on holiday but, if… more
  • World Surf League Athletes Filipe Toledo and Nikki Van Dijk Join Jordy Smith and Malia Manuel as Jeep® Brand Ambassadors
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    World Surf League Athletes Filipe Toledo and…

    The four World Surf League (WSL) athletes will be part of the Jeep® brand's global marketing efforts of its WSL partnership, including broadcast, print, digital and social, supporting the 2019 Championship Tour (CT) season New "Make A Wave" social… more
  • Special Olympics Team Returns to South Africa with Record Tally of Medals
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    Special Olympics Team Returns to South…

    Special Olympics Summer World Games took place in Abu Dhabi from 14 to 21 March South African team of 71 athletes earned 35 gold, 15 silver and 12 bronze medals Ford provided sponsorship of over R1-million for 30 special needs athletes The Special… more
  • Important reminder: Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training Report deadline looming – 30 APRIL 2019
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    Important reminder: Workplace Skills Plan…

    Contact us to assist you with these services. Dear NEASA employer According to the Skills Development Act 97/1998 and the National Skills Development Levies Act 9/1999, all employers whose annual payroll is above R 500 000.00 are compelled to, by no… more
  • NAAMSA comment on the March 2019 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Apr 04, 2019 Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the March 2019 industry…

    The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa [NAAMSA] said that the declining trend in new vehicle market since the beginning of the year continued into March 2019. The lower passenger car sales, however, had again been… more
  • Extreme Festival brings motorsport extravangza to Zwartkops
    Apr 01, 2019 Motorsport

    Extreme Festival brings motorsport…

    The Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria will host round two of the 2019 Extreme Festival next Saturday (April 6), with seven of the country’s premier circuit racing categories to participate. Officially, the programme will be headed up by two races for… more
  • Seventy Years of History and Wins - Happy Birthday, Abarth!
    Apr 01, 2019 Buzz

    Seventy Years of History and Wins - Happy…

    Carlo Abarth (1908-1979) founded Abarth & C. on 31 March 1949, establishing a genuine legend of style and performance expressed through record-breaking cars, revolutionary tuning kits and legendary races. Ten world records, 133 international… more
  • Battle for the car park continues
    Apr 01, 2019 Buzz

    Battle for the car park continues

    Recent commentary on the proposed Automotive Code of Conduct has seen the car park getting spliced into in-warranty, out-of-warranty cars, those that can be serviced versus those that can’t and who should be allowed to service which vehicles. “We… more
  • UD Trucks unveils new Kuzer HCV
    Apr 01, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    UD Trucks unveils new Kuzer HCV

    Made to deliver extra, UD Trucks’ new Heavy Commercial truck, Kuzer, has been launched in Southern Africa. “Kuzer addresses fleet owners’ requirements for an efficient, safe and dependable commercial truck,” said Gert Swanepoel, managing director of… more
  • UD Trucks launches eight new Quester derivatives in SA
    Apr 01, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    UD Trucks launches eight new Quester…

    UD Trucks Southern Africa added eight New Quester derivatives to its extra heavy commercial vehicle offering, as part of its line-up refinement process. Bringing the total Quester offering to 18 derivatives, the company believes that this will… more
  • UD Trucks adds two new truck ranges to family
    Apr 01, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    UD Trucks adds two new truck ranges to family

    UD Trucks Southern Africa has added two new truck ranges to its local product line-up. This includes eight New Quester derivatives in the extra heavy truck segment, as well as Kuzer – a light heavy commercial truck. The New Quester range will be… more
  • Massive fuel hike on the cards again
    Apr 01, 2019 Buzz

    Massive fuel hike on the cards again

    Strong oil prices and an ever-weakening Rand have combined to set up another massive fuel price hike. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy… more
  • Lyft may wow investors but big ride-hail question-marks remains, says GlobalData
    Apr 01, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Lyft may wow investors but big ride-hail…

    Ride-hail firm Lyft made it's debut on the Nasdaq stock market on 29 March, with shares priced at US$72, ahead of the initial guidance range of $62-$68 amid expectations of high demand. Dave Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data… more
  • Change in management at Messe Frankfurt USA and South Africa
    Mar 29, 2019 Buzz

    Change in management at Messe Frankfurt USA…

    Effective 1 April 2019, Konstantin von Vieregge, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt South Africa, will be moving to Atlanta to assume the position of President at Messe Frankfurt Inc. He will be succeeded by Joshua Low, who has already been Group… more
  • Load shedding and payment of employees
    Mar 29, 2019 Buzz

    Load shedding and payment of employees

    Contact your Regional NEASA office for assistance. Dear NEASA employer The latest spate of load shedding has caused havoc for employers and the issue is seemingly going to be prevalent for the foreseeable future. One of the major issues affecting… more
  • Jenni Trethowan (left), founder member of Baboon Matters Trust, and Dr Paula Pebsworth (right), scientific advisor with the Baboon Matters Trust opted for the Fiat Fullback as their vehicle of choice, during a research expedition in Sabie, Mpumalanga.
    Mar 29, 2019 Buzz

    FCA provides Fullback(ing) of local…

    Dr Paula Pebsworth is in South Africa to look for ways to reduce human baboon conflict FCA is sponsoring the use of a Fiat Fullback double cab for the essential field work needed to find solutions Humans and baboons are often in conflict over shared… more
  • AIDC EC CEO Hoosain Mahomed (far right) with from left Dr Karl van der Merwe - Head of NMU Kaizen Department, S4 Integration Business Manager Ettienne Gerwel and Dr Anton Grutter, Director of Lean Institute Africa, who adjudicated the national Kaizen awards in Port Elizabeth
    Mar 29, 2019 Buzz

    National Kaizen champions crowned

    Duys Engineering Group and SJM Flex were named Kaizen Champions at the annual Kaizen Seminar and awards in Port Elizabeth on 28 March 2019. Hosted by the AIDC, in partnership with Lean Institute Africa, annually, in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape in… more
  • SA Historic Grand Prix Festival Documentary
    Mar 29, 2019 Motorsport

    SA Historic Grand Prix Festival Documentary

    The documentary made on the South African Historic Grand Prix Festival was aired on South African television to wide acclaim. If you missed the broadcast or are not based in South Africa to have seen the film, we are now sharing it with you. If you… more
  • Daimler-Geely JV moving Smart to China with all-electric product renewal makes sense for both, says GlobalData
    Mar 29, 2019 Buzz

    Daimler-Geely JV moving Smart to China with…

    News has emerged today (28 March) that Daimler has struck a deal with Geely for a 50:50 joint venture based in China to develop and operate the Smart brand globally as an all-electric carmaker. Dave Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a… more
  • Growth opportunities for local suppliers lie in increased LOCALISATION
    Mar 29, 2019 Buzz

    Growth opportunities for local suppliers lie…

    With another year comes the release of the annual, insightful South African Automotive Supplier Industry Benchmark Report, produced for the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM). Based on extensive research… more
  • The ContiLogger combines hardware, software and manpower with an individual consulting approach.
    Mar 29, 2019 Buzz

    ContiLogger: Continental Consults its OTR…

    The ContiLogger service concept allows Continental to consult its off-the-road (OTR) customers using on-site study as well as tyre and vehicle driving parameters Service concept enables users to cut operating costs and improves applications Advanced… more
  • World premiere: XM3 INSPIRE unveiled at the 2019 Seoul Motor Show
    Mar 28, 2019 Motoring

    World premiere: XM3 INSPIRE unveiled at the…

    XM3 INSPIRE show car is a distinctive Coupé SUV that embodies a new era in Renault Samsung Motors design. This innovative concept of vehicle previews a Renault Samsung Motors production model intended to be launched on the first half of 2020 for the… more
  • FCA What's Behind: behind the scenes of research and development
    Mar 28, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    FCA What's Behind: behind the scenes of…

    Delivering the high standards of quality, safety, reliability and comfort that characterise every FCA Group vehicle requires an incessant job that is often done behind the scenes: FCA What's Behind is the video project that reveals its details… more
  • Subscriptions open for the 2019 Abarth Rally Cup, the single-brand championship reserved for Abarth 124 Rally within the ERC
    Mar 28, 2019 Buzz

    Subscriptions open for the 2019 Abarth Rally…

    The 2019 Abarth Rally Cup will consist of six races all valid for the European Rally Championship in the R-GT class. The 2019 Abarth Rally Cup will have a dedicated ranking within the ERC2 ranking. There will be a rich jackpot for the first four… more
  • Axalta continues to drive innovation with 17,000 of its daylight lamps in bodyshops around the world
    Mar 28, 2019 Buzz

    Axalta continues to drive innovation with…

    Axalta (NYSE: AXTA) - a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, and the refinish industry leader in Digital Colour Management - continues to drive innovation and demonstrate its ongoing commitment to meeting customers’ needs with… more
  • Despite Areas of Recovery, Challenges Remain for the South African Consumer Credit Market
    Mar 28, 2019 Buzz

    Despite Areas of Recovery, Challenges Remain…

    Increased loan amounts and credit lines are offsetting falling origination volumes in the key personal loan and credit card consumer lending categories as lenders shift to lower-risk borrowers Rising delinquencies in home loans and vehicle finance… more
  • My Truck Driver “Braaied” the Truck Battery
    Mar 28, 2019 Buzz

    My Truck Driver “Braaied” the Truck Battery

    My driver called me and advised that the truck’s battery was badly burnt. I thought ‘no ways, how is that possible?’ He sent photos and I couldn’t understand how a battery could be that badly damaged to the extent that the battery casing and cables… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 26 March 2019
    Mar 28, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 26 March 2019

    MasterTips: The 5Ws and 1H of safe holiday driving The Easter school holidays are already here and many families are heading to various holiday destinations. If you will be behind the wheel during this time, follow these six tips to ensure you… more
  • Agile approach, effective change management needed for a smooth transition to Industry 4.0
    Mar 28, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Agile approach, effective change management…

    Moving to an Industry 4.0 environment is key for future success in the industrial and manufacturing sector, but migration to this new world does not have to take place in a disruptive ‘big bang’ manner South African enterprises are moving to embrace… more
  • The new BMW 1 Series: final test phase in Miramas
    Mar 28, 2019 Motoring

    The new BMW 1 Series: final test phase in…

    Extensive fine tuning at the BMW testing ground in the South of France sharpens the independent character of the new BMW 1 Series. Camouflaged pre-series vehicles of the third-generation BMW 1 Series are currently still undergoing extensive test… more
  • Low business confidence to be expected
    Mar 28, 2019 Buzz

    Low business confidence to be expected

    That business confidence is at its lowest point in the last two years should not come as a surprise. And it is not as a result of policy uncertainty - the politicians punting expropriation without compensation (EWC) for example, are very conscious… more
  • Mick Schumacher and Callum Ilott to complete the 2019 rookie test days for Alfa Romeo Racing
    Mar 27, 2019 Motorsport

    Mick Schumacher and Callum Ilott to complete…

    Mick Schumacher is set to complete the second day of testing for Alfa Romeo Racing in Bahrain. The German driver, who is a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) and currently competing in the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship, has demonstrated… more
  • Continental's Cutting-Edge Tyres Set the Benchmark for Safety and Performance
    Mar 27, 2019 Buzz

    Continental's Cutting-Edge Tyres Set the…

    Continental PremiumContact 6 wins independent summer tyre tests conducted by Auto Zeitung, AutoBild, AutoBild Allrad and AutoBild Sportscars SportContact 6, Continental's super sports tyre for the ultra-high performance segment, rated best in class… more
  • Nearly half a million bricks later, the first full-scale LEGO® McLaren Senna
    Mar 27, 2019 Motoring

    Nearly half a million bricks later, the…

    Ultimate 1:1 scale LEGO® version of the McLaren Ultimate Series road car unveiled Astonishing feat of LEGO® model-making endurance: nine real McLaren Sennas could have been hand-assembled in time it took to make First interactive McLaren LEGO® model… more
  • Ctrack keeps pace with SA National Rally Championship
    Mar 27, 2019 Motorsport

    Ctrack keeps pace with SA National Rally…

    South Africa’s National Rally Championship (NRC) will make its eagerly-awaited return at the Cape Overberg Grand Prix, which starts in Caledon in the Western Cape on Friday, 29th March. South Africa’s NRC is one of the premier events on SA… more
  • Richard Green, National Director of SAMBRA
    Mar 27, 2019 Buzz

    Got a claim - understand how your excess…

    If you own an insured motor vehicle and you have ever had to claim from your insurance you should be familiar with the word, Excess. An excess is simply the uninsured portion of your loss or that portion of the claim you must pay for. Richard Green,… more
  • Hyundai aims at comeback on tight, twisty Tour de Corse rally stages
    Mar 27, 2019 Motorsport

    Hyundai aims at comeback on tight, twisty…

    Hyundai Motorsport returns to tarmac on the tight, twisty roads of the island of Corsica this weekend for the fourth round of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), and with the aim to win back ground in the manufacturers' challenge after a… more
  • Mitsubishi Motors South Africa focuses on new Compact SUV Range repositioning
    Mar 27, 2019 Motoring

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa focuses on…

    Following the arrival of the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Mitsubishi Motors South Africa has launched its new Compact SUV Range strategy aligning its compact sport utility vehicles on a variety of value points. "Our new strategy will emphasise the… more
  • Automated Guided Vehicle Systems for efficient Automated Production
    Mar 27, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Automated Guided Vehicle Systems for…

    Automated and flexible production processes are the answer to increasing quantities, smaller batch sizes, and high production speeds. Automated guided vehicle (AGVs) systems and their smaller relatives, automated guided carts (AGCs), were once… more
  • Wesley van Zyl, Sales Executive of Fury Isuzu Woodmead, hands over the keys to Pfarelo Mphaphuli
    Mar 27, 2019 Buzz

    ISUZU on Route to Bridging Education in…

    VISITING twelve schools in eight countries, travelling 12 000km in 46 days - all in an Isuzu bakkie. This is the ambitious trip Science teacher Pfarelo Mphaphuli embarked upon on Wednesday [20 March], when he left South Africa in an Isuzu D-MAX… more
  • dmg events launches Aluminium Expo, set to debut in September
    Mar 27, 2019 Buzz

    dmg events launches Aluminium Expo, set to…

    Dedicated aluminium event scheduled for September 2019 and will be co-located with events; Windows Doors & Facades and Gulf Glass Aluminium Expo runs 24-26 September 2019 Event is a single destination for the industry’s entire value chain dmg… more
  • Your driver could be the next Hollard Highway Hero!!!
    Mar 27, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Your driver could be the next Hollard…

    Are you a truck owner? Are you a promoter of road safety and good driver behaviour? Do you have state of the art tracking? If this is you, then your driver could be the next Hollard Highway Hero!!! Download Entry Form more
  • 1984 Runarounds are the ‘New Classics’
    Mar 27, 2019 Motoring

    1984 Runarounds are the ‘New Classics’

    When you think of classic cars, you probably think of elite marques like MG, Aston Martin and Jaguar, and you also probably think of fifty years ago. But Jeff Osborne of Gumtree SA Autos says there’s now a serious market for what’s called the ‘new… more
  • Clark invests 4.6 million US-Dollar in the U.S. headquarters in Lexington
    Mar 26, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Clark invests 4.6 million US-Dollar in the…

    S-Series for the USA will be from U.S. Production in the Future Clark plans to expand its North American headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky. A third production plant will be put into operation at the location in the future, where the S-Series… more
  •  Panda Raid 2019, Fiat Panda Cross is the Champion of the Desert
    Mar 26, 2019 Buzz

    Panda Raid 2019, Fiat Panda Cross is the…

    Three thousand kilometres, seven stages and some 400 crews. These are the numbers of the Panda Raid, a regularity rally reserved for 4x2 and 4x4 Panda cars made before 2003. From Madrid to Marrakesh, on desert trails across endless landscapes. The… more
  • Zululand Motorists Vote Tiger Wheel & Tyre
    Mar 26, 2019 Buzz

    Zululand Motorists Vote Tiger Wheel & Tyre…

    Readers of the Zululand Observer are clear about one thing, when it comes to their wheel and tyre needs, they trust Tiger Wheel & Tyre to get the job done. For the fifth consecutive year, readers have voted Tiger Wheel & Tyre "Best Tyre Fitment… more
  • Tips to avoid your car from becoming one of the things that go bump in the night
    Mar 26, 2019 Motoring

    Tips to avoid your car from becoming one of…

    Innovative and truly novel experiences arenot all that common in the motoring industry. But now local car buyers can get ready for exactly such an occurrence via a first for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) South Africa and its network of dealers:… more
  • The all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe now available in South Africa.
    Mar 26, 2019 Motoring

    The all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe now available…

    The presentation of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe adds a brand new chapter to the Bavarian premium carmaker’s long history of sensational sports cars – and gets its current model offensive in the luxury segment off to a particularly dynamic start. The… more
  • The all-new BMW Z4 now available in South Africa
    Mar 26, 2019 Motoring

    The all-new BMW Z4 now available in South…

    BMW has a rich history of roadsters that have stood out as icons of pure driving pleasure. And now another is about to join the hall of fame in the shape of the new BMW Z4 – a premium open-top sports car boasting a classic fabric soft-top, an… more
  • Usha Lad, Shell Lubricant’s Project Leader Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oil
    Mar 26, 2019 Buzz

    Peering into the fleet crystal ball

    Usha Lad, Shell Lubricant’s Project Leader Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oil, discusses Shell’s understanding of how the future of lubricants is set to evolve, and in turn, shaping the future of the freight industry. The freight and transport industries… more
  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Mar 26, 2019 Buzz

    Don’t skimp on tyres, warns RMI

    With rising costs, petrol hikes, load shedding and generally tough economic times consumers are looking for ways to cut back on costs. Cutting back on car maintenance and especially tyre replacement should not be an option, says Jakkie Olivier, CEO… more
  • Race Spray Gun: paint like the World Champions
    Mar 26, 2019 Buzz

    Race Spray Gun: paint like the World…

    Spies Hecker launches a limited special edition Race Spray Gun designed in the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport style. Spies Hecker has been responsible for the paint for the five-time FIA Formula OneTM World Constructors’ Champions for more than… more
  • Tracker attains 52.35% black ownership
    Mar 26, 2019 Buzz

    Tracker attains 52.35% black ownership

    A change of ownership structure at Tracker has enabled the company to attain 52.35% black ownership status. Tracker has obtained a full score of 25/25 on the ownership pillar of the ICT scorecard. The company has also achieved the full score of 2… more
  • Andre du Sart, Motor Manager at insurance brokerage and risk advisors, Aon South Africa
    Mar 26, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Mature risk retention strategies benefit…

    South Africa’s growth forecast for 2019 is set at a deeply concerning 1,3% according to the World Bank projections, putting it among the worst performers in sub-Saharan Africa. At 1.3%, SA’s projected real economic expansion comes in at under a… more
  • Thule lets you take along your lifestyle every Easter
    Mar 25, 2019 Buzz

    Thule lets you take along your lifestyle…

    The only time a person should put all their eggs in one basket is when it is a Thule basket. That’s because Thule products – whether box, basket, rack or any of a multitude of sports utility solutions – are designed so that travellers can take their… more
  • Why You Should Harness Technology to Battle Absenteeism
    Mar 25, 2019 Buzz

    Why You Should Harness Technology to Battle…

    Absenteeism is costing South African businesses thousands of Rand every month. But how do you take on the challenge of mitigating this cost when employees don’t even have to pick up the phone anymore to call in sick? Today, skipping work can be as… more
  • SEMA Show prepares exhibitors for success
    Mar 25, 2019 Buzz

    SEMA Show prepares exhibitors for success

    Recognizing that auto part manufacturers invest in, and rely heavily on, the SEMA Show for their marketing promotions, SEMA Show organizers are hosting the 10th annual SEMA Show Exhibitor Summit on June 17-19, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the… more
  • 8 Amazing Cars that World Leaders Drive
    Mar 25, 2019 Motoring

    8 Amazing Cars that World Leaders Drive

    Watch a motorcade of world leaders travel through a city on the news and you'll soon realise that they don't blag a lift in any old rustbucket. They have vehicles specifically designed for that task. Surrounded by enormous crowds of civilian… more
  • Abarth wins the Auto Bild
    Mar 22, 2019 Motoring

    Abarth wins the Auto Bild "Best Brands"…

    Abarth prevails in the "Design" category for the first time. Abarth 595 and Abarth 695 heads the "Design" ranking in the "Mini Cars" class. Abarth 124 spider wins the "Convertibles up to 50,000 Euro" category. As in 2018, Abarth is among the winners… more
  • Maanda Tshifularo, Head of Dialdirect
    Mar 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Dialdirect voted as product of the year

    Dialdirect was recently voted Product of the Year in the largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. 4000 South African households gave the insurer the nod for inspiring South Africans to drive right through its smartphone App. “We are… more
  • World first: Groupe Renault starts piloting vehicle-to-grid charging in electric vehicles on a large scale
    Mar 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    World first: Groupe Renault starts piloting…

    Groupe Renault, the European leader in electric vehicles, is beginning the first large-scale pilot schemes in alternating-current, vehicle-to-grid charging in electric vehicles. Technology using an onboard reversible charger can greatly reduce the… more
  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 12
    Mar 22, 2019 Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 12

    SEMA Industry Indicators: Economic Outlook Remains Mixed Amid Uncertainty Where is the U.S. economy heading? The answer to that question remains difficult and unclear. In February, gains were a feeble 20,000 new jobs, after averaging 226,000 new… more
  • First prototype carbon fibre chassis delivered from new £50m McLaren Automotive innovation and manufacturing centre
    Mar 22, 2019 Motoring

    First prototype carbon fibre chassis…

    First prototype MonoCell produced in new £50m innovation centre McLaren Composites Technology Centre in Sheffield region opened last year The first prototype carbon fibre MonoCell, the tub that forms the main structure of McLaren’s car produced by… more
  • Richard Berner(left) and Greame Futter, Gabriel marketing executive next to the Tigra Space Frame 13B Rotary Turbo Saloon Sponsored by Gabriel Shock Absorbers
    Mar 22, 2019 Motorsport

    Gabriel Shock Absorbers announces Super…

    Gabriel shock absorbers has announced sponsorship of Richard Berner, driver of the Tigra Space Frame 13B Rotary Turbo vehicle who will participate in the 2019 Inland Championship, Clubmans Super Saloon competition. The 450 horse power saloon car… more
  • In March 2019, Rhenus acquired the South-African based freight forwarding and logistics specialist World Net Logistics. Picture source: Rhenus SE & Co. KG.
    Mar 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Rhenus establishes its own network in South…

    The Rhenus Group took over the South African freight forwarding and logistics specialist, World Net Logistics (WNL), which has its headquarters in Johannesburg, in March 2019. In addition to having a dense network of business sites in South Africa,… more
  • ZF Technical Training Kicks Off 2019 Schedule
    Mar 22, 2019 Buzz

    ZF Technical Training Kicks Off 2019…

    Technical training courses translate ZF’s OE automotive knowledge into a hands-on learning opportunity Technicians can learn from ASE-certified ZF trainers in small classes of up to 25 people ZF Technical Training has announced the 2019 schedule for… more
  • The Bobcat B730 delivers the power that customers need for the most demanding agricultural applications.
    Mar 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Full line-up of tough Bobcat agricultural…

    20 March 2019: From fencing to trenching and excavating to loading and cleaning, and even grapples for bales, Bobcat Equipment South Africa will have a full line-up of equipment ideal for the agricultural industry on display at Grain SA’s NAMPO… more
  • Nonkqubela Maliza, Director: Corporate and Government Affairs at Volkswagen Group South Africa, Oscar Mabuyane, MEC for Finance, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Affairs in Eastern Cape, Sally Marengo, owner of KPL Die Casting and Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa.
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    Volkswagen Group South Africa commits its…

    R70.9 million committed to support black-owned companies Four companies funded - two are already VWSA suppliers Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has committed to continue supporting and developing black owned suppliers through the Volkswagen… more
  • Miraculous discounts and special offers coming buyers' way via Night of Miracles dealer event
    Mar 21, 2019 Motoring

    Miraculous discounts and special offers…

    FCA South Africa dealerships across the country will be hosting a Night of Miracles sales marathon event for the first time in South Africa. Join us in this unique event to see for yourself if miracles are only a thing of the past, or if they are… more
  • Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019 opens with more opportunities for knowledge transfer, networking and entertainment
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019 opens with…

    Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019 opens for its 11th edition in Malaysia. This leading automotive trade fair in the ASEAN region takes place from today until 23 March. Participants from around the world, including a number of new supporters, are set… more
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Simplifies Tyre Size Searches for Customers
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Simplifies Tyre Size…

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre is giving customers another good reason to remain loyal to the country's most award-winning and trusted wheel and tyre company. The company has announced the introduction of a new fast and simple online search functionality that… more
  • The Port of Durban, with the port’s container precinct in the foreground and the Island View Precinct in the background.
    Mar 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Port of Durban Records Growing Cargo Volumes

    The Port of Durban has noted growth in volumes in the container, liquid bulk and dry bulk sectors in 2018, according to recent data released by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA). Container volumes in the Port of Durban ended 9.5% higher for… more
  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Mar 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    How future car ownership will change

    Car sharing is a widely expected phenomenon of the near future. But like much of Industry 4.0 (or the Fourth Industrial Revolution) it is, for the moment, more a buzzword than reality. Most people who share cars through Uber or Taxify in reality… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 19 March 2019
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 19 March 2019

    MasterTips: Using technology to beat traffic As the country battles with stage four loadshedding again, drivers face major traffic delays on their commutes to and from work. There may, however, be ways to reduce the frustration until electricity… more
  • Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo 2019: special product zones and new launches ready for show opening
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo 2019:…

    Auto Maintenance & Repair Expo (AMR) will raise its curtain on 21 March 2019 in Beijing’s New China International Exhibition Centre. In this edition of Asia’s leading repair and maintenance industry event, attendees can explore the latest products,… more
  • Deregulating the economy: A matter of urgency
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    Deregulating the economy: A matter of urgency

    Small business is widely acknowledged as the engine of economic growth in both developing and developed economies. The South African government also recognises this. President Ramaphosa said during the 2019 SONA (state of the nation address): “Given… more
  • AFRICA ECO RACE - 12th edition - be part of the adventure #AER2020 - 5th to 19th of January 2020
    Mar 21, 2019 Motorsport

    AFRICA ECO RACE - 12th edition - be part of…

    Following the emotion and champagne of last 13th of January on the shores of the mythical Lac Rose, all competitors already had their minds on the next edition. The team of the only African marathon cross-country rally has therefore gotten back to… more
  • Acclaimed earthmoving equipment provider chooses MiX Telematics to help keep drivers safe
    Mar 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Acclaimed earthmoving equipment provider…

    MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, today announced that it will be providing a renowned earthmoving equipment provider with a telematics solution to help improve the efficiency of their vehicles… more
  • The NSK load detection device can wirelessly transmit the cargo weight to an on-board system or mobile phone
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    NSK develops world’s first hydraulic load…

    In a world-first, NSK has developed a load detection device that prevents the overloading of commercial vehicles and improves safety. Offering easy fitment to the suspension of vans, light trucks and other commercial vehicles, the device enables… more
  • President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, presenting the award for exemplary tax compliance for 2018 to Martin Mbugua, finance director of Imperial Managed Solutions for East Africa
    Mar 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Accolades recognise Imperial Logistics’…

    The London Stock Exchange Group has recognised Imperial Logistics’ healthcare business in Nigeria, Worldwide Healthcare, as one of the “Companies to Inspire Africa” for 2019. This is one of several accolades recently bestowed on Imperial Logistics’… more
  • Aarto Bill in its current form is flawed
    Mar 21, 2019 Buzz

    Aarto Bill in its current form is flawed

    Association says Amendment Bill is geared towards revenue collection and not road safety “In principle the AA is in favour of a demerit system for drivers, it is something we have always backed and supported even as far back as the 1960s when such a… more
  • Volvo Cars to impose 180 kph speed limit on all cars to highlight dangers of speeding
    Mar 20, 2019 Buzz

    Volvo Cars to impose 180 kph speed limit on…

    Volvo Cars, as a worldwide leader in safety, is sending a strong signal about the dangers of speeding and will limit the top speed on all its cars to 180 kph from 2020. The company’s vision, which aims for no one to be killed or seriously injured in… more
  • Strong focus on innovation, skills development and
    Mar 20, 2019 Buzz

    Strong focus on innovation, skills…

    There will be three major focus areas at this year's Automechanika Johannesburg. The trade fair for the automotive aftermarket takes place at Expo Centre, Nasrec, from 18-21 September 2019. Each of the first three days is being dedicated to a… more
  • Fuel levy not a silver bullet for SA’s road funding challenges
    Mar 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Fuel levy not a silver bullet for SA’s road…

    The fuel levy is a diminishing source of income for government due to technological advancements, and there are numerous concerns over how money currently derived from the levy is allocated and used. This emerged during the third Transport Forum… more
  • Android OS Disrupts the Automotive OS Market with its Superior Upgradability and Over-the-air Support
    Mar 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Android OS Disrupts the Automotive OS Market…

    Partnerships among software developers and automotive OEMs expand application opportunities, finds Frost & Sullivan Google's Android automotive OS and Linux are likely to challenge the incumbent QNX, with major original equipment manufacturers… more
  • The Role of Manufacturing in Africa
    Mar 20, 2019 Buzz

    The Role of Manufacturing in Africa

    Manufacturing plays a prominent role in Africa’s economic development made evident by how industrial growth positively affects the overall GDP and productivity of the nation. Manufacturing activities promote development in that they boost the value… more
  • Ford Integrates Waze to Enable Hands-Free Navigation for SA Motorists
    Mar 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Integrates Waze to Enable Hands-Free…

    Waze, the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app now available for SYNC 3 in South Africa Available through Ford SYNC® 3 AppLink®, Waze users can simply plug their compatible phone into a SYNC 3-equipped vehicle and project the… more
  • 4 Tips on Buying a Car That Is Less Likely to Be Stolen
    Mar 20, 2019 Buzz

    4 Tips on Buying a Car That Is Less Likely…

    No one buys a car just to be stolen, and yet many people inadvertently do. Choice of vehicle is one of the factors car insurers consider when adjusting premiums because some automobiles are more attractive to criminals than others. Car thieves like… more
  • Tech leaders pave way for the convergence of IT & OT at Future Factory India Confex 2019
    Mar 20, 2019 Buzz

    Tech leaders pave way for the convergence of…

    Tech experts from Tata Communications, Bosch, Infor, Microsoft, Unlimit (A Reliance Group Company) and Software Technology Parks of India converged at the Future Factory India Confex 2019 in Mumbai to discuss the convergence of IT & OT and the many… more
  • Haval and GWM Owners weekend 15 to 17 March 2019 - Cape Town Western Cape
    Mar 20, 2019 Motoring

    Haval and GWM Owners weekend 15 to 17 March…

    "Haval is not just another Brand, we are very customer orientated, as we truly understand that without happy customers, we simply don't have a business." This was the opening line to the welcome message from National Sales Manager, Tyrone Alberts… more
  • New McLaren 720S GT3 takes victory in MElbourne on customer debut
    Mar 20, 2019 Motorsport

    New McLaren 720S GT3 takes victory in…

    Customer team 59Racing secures historic first-ever pole positon and race win for the McLaren 720S GT3 Victory at Melbourne’s Albert Park for the track-only Super Series model on competitive customer debut Race wins and further podium finishes for… more
  • Jeff Osborne is Head of Key Accounts: Gumtree SA
    Mar 20, 2019 Motoring

    How to get a great SUV for less than R250K

    The SUV market has been biggest in the automotive world since 2015. In South Africa in 2018 there were a staggering 88 different models on the local market classified by NAAMSA as SUVs. The range here now stretches from compact entry level to super… more
  • The all-new Renault Clio wins the award of the best production car at the RTL – Auto Plus – Turbo Grand Prix
    Mar 20, 2019 Motoring

    The all-new Renault Clio wins the award of…

    While it has just been presented at the Geneva Motor Show, the All-new Clio won its first award! The general public elected it as the best Production Car of the 2019 Geneva Motor Show at the Auto Plus / RTL / Turbo Grand Prix. A great reward for the… more
  • The rise of autonomous vehicles and why ethics matter
    Mar 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The rise of autonomous vehicles and why…

    By Rudeon Snell, Leonardo Lead at SAP Africa There is little doubt that autonomous vehicles, more commonly known as self-driving cars, are set to be transformational. The market alone is set to reach roughly $42-billion by 2025 with a compound… more
  • The SA SME Fund invests R100m to anchor Spartan SME Finance’s new R600m Debt Fund
    Mar 19, 2019 Buzz

    The SA SME Fund invests R100m to anchor…

    South African small business financier, Spartan SME Finance, has secured a R100-million investment from The SA SME Fund to anchor its R600-million debt financing fund. The funding will be immediately available to Spartan SME Finance to boost its… more
  • Arguments regarding safety and parts are disingenuous, says Right to Repair
    Mar 19, 2019 Buzz

    Arguments regarding safety and parts are…

    Right to repair codes of conduct currently being finalised by the Competition Commission were always bound to provoke opposition from vested interests, citing issues varying from safety concerns to job losses. The view of Right to Repair South… more
  • Ford Ranger Claims Top Honours at Car Magazine's Annual Top 12 Best Buys Awards
    Mar 19, 2019 Motoring

    Ford Ranger Claims Top Honours at Car…

    Eighth win in a row for Ford Ranger in Car Magazine's Top 12 Best Buys Awards for 2019 Ranger remains top-selling double cab bakkie in SA, with imminent launch of even more accomplished New Ranger Ford Everest, EcoSport and Fiesta named runners-up… more
  • SKF Product Information - SKF Extended Chassis Offer Polo 6R1/C1 and Polo 9N
    Mar 19, 2019 Buzz

    SKF Product Information - SKF Extended…

    SKF now have availability on the following VW Polo 6R1/C1 and 9N parts: VKDS 311003 - Ball joint front left VKDS 311004 - Ball joint front right VKDS 341000 - Stabeliser (6R1/C1) VKDS 321003 - Track control arm right (Includes bushes) VKDS 321002 -… more
  • Mpumalanga 400 delivers favourable results for title defending teams
    Mar 18, 2019 Motorsport

    Mpumalanga 400 delivers favourable results…

    The 2019 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) started on a high note for all the teams who managed to finish the Mpumalanga 400, the opening round that took place at Dullstroom this weekend. Competitors not only scored their first points of… more
  • Top Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa dealers recognised for excellence
    Mar 18, 2019 Buzz

    Top Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa…

    Awards recognise exceptional performance, great brand ambassadors and outstanding customer service Cargo Motors Bedfordview takes top honours as Overall Aftersales Dealer of the Year 2018 Ronnie's Motors East London scooped the Most Improved… more
  • On World Sleep Day, Ford ‘Sleep Suit’ Delivers a Wake-Up Call on the Dangers of Driving While Drowsy
    Mar 18, 2019 Buzz

    On World Sleep Day, Ford ‘Sleep Suit’…

    On World Sleep Day (Friday, March 15) Ford ihighlighted the dangers of driving when tired – a major factor in up to 1 in 5 road accidents – with the help of a special “Sleep Suit” Research compares impairment from drowsy driving to that experienced… more
  • Isuzu Supports Drought Relief in Makhanda
    Mar 18, 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 said… more
  • Renault and Renault Duster in the spotlight at CAR Top 12 Best Buys 2019
    Mar 18, 2019 Motoring

    Renault and Renault Duster in the spotlight…

    Well-renowned Car Magazine hosted their prestigious annual Top 12 Best Buys Awards on 12th March in Gauteng. These awards serve as a definitive guide for purchasing of new vehicles for consumers in the market. There are 12 Categories put forward… more
  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 11
    Mar 18, 2019 Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 11 - SEMA…

    Join SEMA for the bi-annual SEMA Australia Regional Business Development Conference, May 9–13, in Melbourne. Meet with pre-vetted trade buyers in this market identified as the second most important global export market for U.S.-based SEMA-member… more
  • Fisker Inc. Reveals Stunning All-Electric SUV Design, Priced Below $40,000
    Mar 18, 2019 Buzz

    Fisker Inc. Reveals Stunning All-Electric…

    Dramatically sculpted vehicle is set to #ReinventTheSUV with a futuristic, elegant muscular look – to be launched in the second half of 2021 Emotion-stirring design is combined with a technologically advanced, intuitive user experience and a target… more
  • AutoTrader SA Car of the Year judge, Sean Nurse, inspects the line-up of cars to test. Credit: SAGMJ
    Mar 18, 2019 Motoring

    No clear winner after AutoTrader SA Car of…

    The evaluation days for the 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition have been concluded, and the competition process is now one step closer to revealing which vehicle will win South Africa’s most sought-after automotive… more
  • Quality Bosch Parts Made in South Africa
    Mar 18, 2019 Buzz

    Quality Bosch Parts Made in South Africa

    Local content partner for South African Automotive Manufacturers. “Made in South Africa” proudly produced products at the Bosch Brits facility which occupies some 77,915m2 consists of two manufacturing plants and a training facility, holding the ISO… more
  • Rand, Oil Squeeze Fuel Price
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Rand, Oil Squeeze Fuel Price

    Fresh off substantial fuel price hikes in March, South Africans should brace themselves for further increases in April. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the… more
  • Audi A4 is a 2019 Best Buy According to CAR Magazine
    Mar 15, 2019 Motoring

    Audi A4 is a 2019 Best Buy According to CAR…

    CAR Magazine recognised their Best Buys for 2019 at their annual Top 12 Awards this week. The awards recognise the best vehicles in their respective categories as voted by the motoring journalists who form part of the CAR magazine team. A firm… more
  • Bryden Morton, B.Com (Hons) Economics, Executive Director & Chris Blair, B.Sc Chem. Eng., MBA – Leadership & Sustainability, CEO
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Comparing Private and SOE Pay Practices

    Remuneration practices have far reaching consequences, not only for individuals and companies but for the economy as a whole. The bulging public sector wage bill was mentioned on numerous occasions within the 2019 South African budget speech and has… more
  • Important reminder: Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training Report deadline looming – 30 APRIL 2019
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Important reminder: Workplace Skills Plan…

    Dear NEASA employer According to the Skills Development Act 97/1998 and the National Skills Development Levies Act 9/1999, all employers whose annual payroll is above R 500 000.00 are compelled to, by no later than 30 April 2019, submit: a workplace… more
  • Automatic for more people: Motulevo launches in South Africa
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Automatic for more people: Motulevo launches…

    Automatic cars have always been a popular option in South Africa, with an estimated 10.2 million such vehicles on the country’s roads in 2016. One major drawback of choosing an automatic over a car with manual transmission has been the lack of… more
  • Zimbabwe land lessons for SA
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Zimbabwe land lessons for SA

    American sportsman Yogi Berra was known for his quirky turns of phrase. One of his most famous was, "It's like déjà vu all over again." When it comes to land expropriation in South Africa, you can’t help but think, it’s déjà vu all over again. How… more
  • Premier Interschool Rugby in Action - Grey High vs Selborne College
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Supa Quick becomes title sponsor of Premier…

    Supa Quick has announced a two-year sponsorship of the Premier Interschools Rugby Series, which showcases the 12 highest profile school rugby matches each year. Since 2013, Premier Interschools has brought some of the most traditional and highest… more
  • Global research shows that flexible working is now a deal breaker in the war for talent
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Global research shows that flexible working…

    New research shows that 83% of workers around the world would turn down a job that didn’t offer flexible working Over half (54%) of respondents say that having a choice of work location is more important to them than working for a prestigious… more
  • The Automotive Industry Development Centre [AIDC] received two awards for their outstanding training programmes at the Haggai Education and Training Skills Development Summit’s Achiever Awards ceremony, which took place at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Tshwane yesterday. Pictured above (left to right) from the AIDC is Nerulal Ramdharie (CFO); Niki Nkuna (Project Manager: Stakeholder Relations); William Mogale (Departmental Manager: Skills Development and Training); Tebogo Thobane (Departmental Administrator: Skills Development and Training); Bethuel Bodigelo (Trade Test Assessor); Christina Romorola (Project Manager: Skills Development and Training).
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Achiever Awards: Celebrating the absolute…

    The Achiever Awards recognises excellence in skills development and encourages companies across South Africa to implement training that improves productivity and changes lives. The winning skills training programmes were selected based on their… more
  • New B-BBEE incentive drives SA youth employment
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    New B-BBEE incentive drives SA youth…

    New dti B-BBEE codes are driving business to create jobs for young people in automotive, banking, healthcare and other sectors across SA. Nearly 400 companies are already taking advantage of the new benefit aimed at prioritising youth employment on… more
  • High-end manufacturers from Spain are waiting for you in Automechanika Istanbul!
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    High-end manufacturers from Spain are…

    Nowadays fairs are one of the most frequently adopted methods to enter new markets and expand trade volume. With 800-year experience, Messe Frankfurt is today one of the global leaders in the fair industry. Our portfolio of over 100 fairs in around… more
  • Groupe Renault announces the new composition of the Executive Committee
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Groupe Renault announces the new composition…

    In order to respond to the sweeping changes taking place in the automobile industry, accelerate the company’s transformation to better meet customer expectations and improve the efficiency and profitability of operations, Thierry Bolloré, CEO of… more
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Mar 15, 2019 Buzz

    Look after your car’s brain

    When an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) – also known as the ‘computer’ – of a vehicle needs to be repaired or replaced, motorists are often confronted with a hefty repair bill. This makes sense as an ECU is a very powerful control system capable of… more
  • At the Geneva Motor Show it’s all about the concept
    Mar 15, 2019 Motoring

    At the Geneva Motor Show it’s all about the…

    The 2019 Geneva Motor Show has only just kicked off but it's already being praised for having the best concept cars on show to date. Predictably there’s been a strong emphasis on Electric and Smart vehicles, with Volkswagen, Volvo, Fiat and Audi all… more
  • What Does Industry 4.0 Mean For African Manufacturers?
    Mar 14, 2019 Buzz

    What Does Industry 4.0 Mean For African…

    Known as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, the term Industry 4.0 is an embodiment of innovative technologies that are spearheading the computerisation of manufacturing. This revolutionary digitisation has already taken European industries by… more
  • Metair delivers record performance in difficult environment
    Mar 14, 2019 Buzz

    Metair delivers record performance in…

    Revenue up 8% to R10.28 billion Operating profit 19% higher at R1.00 billion HEPS increased 16% to 327 cents Dividend per share of 100 cents declared, up 25% Continued strong performance from both the Energy Storage and Automotive Component… more
  • Shedding Weight on Refrigerated Trailers
    Mar 14, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Shedding Weight on Refrigerated Trailers

    With the focus heavily on reducing trailer tare weight, Serco recently completed the manufacture of its first two Protec reefer semi-trailers using aluminium facings in place of steel. The result is vehicles with the advantage of injected foam panel… more
  • TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC 5W-30: An Innovative New Lubricant Especially Formulated for PSA Car Engines
    Mar 14, 2019 Buzz

    TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC 5W-30: An Innovative…

    Total Lubrifiants, a partner of PSA for more than 50 years, is launching TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC* 5W-30, specifically designed to protect and strengthen the engines of the French automaker’s vehicles in extreme conditions. Helping PSA Overcome… more
  • Juan van Boom walked away with the Cape Kustoms build of the 1970s MGB BT at the Cape Town Motor Show on Sunday. From left Garth Rhoda, Cape Town Motor Show, Grant Cloete from Cape Kustoms, and winner Juan van Boom. Photo credit: Maryann Shaw
    Mar 14, 2019 Buzz

    Cape Town Motor Show celebrates 2019 success

    The Cape Town Motor Show (CTMS) is celebrating its 2019 successes, having hosted over 24 000 petrol heads and families at GrandWest on 2 and 3 March. CTMS Marketing Director Garth Rhoda says the team is fielding calls from a number of vehicle… more
  • The Renault DUSTER 4x4 completes the All-New DUSTER range
    Mar 14, 2019 Motoring

    The Renault DUSTER 4x4 completes the All-New…

    The Toughest Off-Roader for all Following the successful launch of the All-New Duster in October 2018, the much anticipated All-New Renault Duster 4x4 is here, displaying the same enhanced genetics as the rest of the Duster range with specific… more
  • Ferrari lead F1 in commercial appeal, but McLaren poised to compete, says Sportcal, a GlobalData company
    Mar 14, 2019 Buzz

    Ferrari lead F1 in commercial appeal, but…

    Despite a lack of recent success on the track in terms of titles, Ferrari are still the team to beat off the track when it comes to securing commercial revenue in Formula One says Sportcal, a GlobalData company. Conrad Wiacek, Head of Sponsorship at… more
  • BASF In Action at the NAACAM Automotive Conference and Exhibition
    Mar 14, 2019 Buzz

    BASF In Action at the NAACAM Automotive…

    The number of cars on our streets are continually growing. By 2020, there will be approximately 1.2 billion cars on the road worldwide, an enormous increase of nearly 300 million compared to 2012. As the world’s leading automotive supplier in the… more
  • OMNI - Machine Learning for Manufacturing
    Mar 14, 2019 Buzz

    OMNI - Machine Learning for Manufacturing

    Manufacturing is complex and hard to control and existing technologies often fail at preempting production glitches. This is the motivation behind DataProphet’s OMNI product: an AI solution to reduce the cost of non-quality for heavy industries.… more
  • New zones spotlight rising trends at Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019
    Mar 13, 2019 Buzz

    New zones spotlight rising trends at…

    The 11th edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur will return from 21 to 23 March 2019 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). Attendees will be able to explore the latest products, services and technologies from over 300 exhibitors across 9,710… more
  • Jean-Dominique Senard, Chairman of Renault, Hiroto Saikawa, CEO of Nissan, Thierry Bolloré, CEO of Renault and Osamu Masuko, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors, announce the intention to create a new Alliance operating board.
    Mar 13, 2019 Buzz

    Alliance announce the intention to create a…

    Jean-Dominique Senard will act as Chairman of this new operating board of the Alliance, with the CEOs of Nissan, Renault, and Mitsubishi Motors also joining the board. The new Alliance operating board will drive the operational cooperation between… more
  • MEIBC - what are they up to?
    Mar 13, 2019 Buzz

    MEIBC - what are they up to?

    Dear Steel Industry employer Since 2010 NEASA [with the support of the Plastic Convertors’ Association of South Africa (PCASA) and recently also the South African Engineers’ and Founders’ Association (SAEFA)] has succeeded in either setting aside… more
  • Hyundai re-groups after missing podium in Rally Mexico
    Mar 13, 2019 Motorsport

    Hyundai re-groups after missing podium in…

    Hyundai Motorsport has added important points to its FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) manufacturers' total with Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo scoring for their respective fourth and ninth place finishes on the weekend in Rally Mexico. Sunday's… more
  • Mahindra unveils the Thar Adventure Series
    Mar 13, 2019 Buzz

    Mahindra unveils the Thar Adventure Series

    Mahindra's most iconic off-roader, the Mahindra Thar, has received a major off-road boost for 2019 with the launch of the Thar Adventure Series model. The Thar Adventure Series is a special edition equipped with a host of off-road accessories that… more
  • The product is chemical-resistant and can tolerate a wide temperature range for short periods
    Mar 13, 2019 Buzz

    Pratley launches new gasket maker and flange…

    A new flange sealant and gasket maker in the form of a tough and elastic silicone rubber for superior sealing was launched by Pratley in February 2019. It can tolerate extreme temperatures of -50°C to +300°C for short periods, and is… more
  • Jeep Renegade is
    Mar 13, 2019 Motoring

    Jeep Renegade is "SUV Urbain de l'Année"

    The readers of the French magazine SUV Crossover named Jeep Renegade "Urban SUV Of the Year 2019" The new Jeep Renegade, introduced across Europe in fall last year, has been crowned "SUV Crossover Urbain de l'Année" (Urban SUV Crossover Of The Year)… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 12 March 2019
    Mar 13, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 12 March 2019

    MasterTips: The next most important safety feature Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is projected to become one of the most important safety features in vehicles. Think of it as an extra set of eyes on the road and an extra foot on the brake.… more
  • The CAPAS Arbour Day held successfully to support the green initiative of Southwest China
    Mar 13, 2019 Buzz

    The CAPAS Arbour Day held successfully to…

    CAPAS Arbour Day was jointly organised by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, the Automotive Sub-Council (CCPIT-Auto), Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Sichuan… more
  • Exciting Milestone Reached for 2018/2019 CILTSA Candidacy Programme for Women
    Mar 12, 2019 Buzz

    Exciting Milestone Reached for 2018/2019…

    The 14 women selected to participate in the 2018/2019 Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILTSA) Candidacy Programme are making excellent strides towards completing their CILT International Certificate in Logistics and Transport, having… more
  • Pay attention people - Tyres Matter
    Mar 12, 2019 Buzz

    Pay attention people - Tyres Matter

    Tyres are probably the most under-estimated part of motoring. No matter how much you invest in your vehicle, it’s tyres which are your first line of defence against an accident. They also affect the comfort of your ride and they represent a big… more
  • Johan Vermeulen, second right, Isuzu Executive Manufacturing and Supply Chain shakes hands with Roger Goliath, Manager, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) Fire and Emergency Services. With them area Hilton Hing, NMBM Deputy Director Fleet Management and Mike Pienaar, Kanu Chief Operations Officer.
    Mar 12, 2019 Buzz

    Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Supports Local…

    When Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality needed to upgrade its existing fire-fighting fleet, they procured these tough fire-fighting machines right on their door step. Locally built at Isuzu Motors South Africa's Port Elizabeth truck plant, the Isuzu… more
  • Standox launches online videos with user tips for passenger car refinishing
    Mar 12, 2019 Buzz

    Standox launches online videos with user…

    Standox, the refinish brand from Wuppertal, Germany, launches a new series of online user videos under the banner Standovision. Paint experts provide valuable and practical tips on the very best use of individual products for professional… more
  • Automechanaika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 replied to the local commercial and passenger vehicle sectors
    Mar 12, 2019 Buzz

    Automechanaika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 replied…

    Now in its third edition of the show, Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City continued to cement its position as one of the region’s leading trade fairs for the automotive service industry. The exhibition took place from 28 February to 2 March and shone a… more
  • Misdiagnosis means Eskom’s problems will persist
    Mar 11, 2019 Buzz

    Misdiagnosis means Eskom’s problems will…

    If you counted every hair on your head, that amount probably will not add up to the amount of times you have read and heard about the causes of the Eskom crisis. Corruption and state capture have been identified as the bedrock reasons why South… more
  • Production vehicle category promises exciting battles and lots of action at Mpumalanga 400
    Mar 11, 2019 Motorsport

    Production vehicle category promises…

    An exciting season in the Production Vehicle category of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) can be expected when the Mpumalanga 400, the season opener kicks into gear on 15 and 16 March in the fly-fishing town of Dullstroom in… more
  • Africa's premier photo, video and imaging event attracts prestigious supercar partnership
    Mar 11, 2019 Buzz

    Africa's premier photo, video and imaging…

    Messe Frankfurt South Africa, organizers of the Photo & Video Experience, has announced a premiere partnership with one of the world's most prestigious motoring brands - Lamborghini South Africa. The Photo & Video Experience will be held from 26-28… more
  • Ford Sponsors 30 Team SA Athletes for Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi
    Mar 11, 2019 Buzz

    Ford Sponsors 30 Team SA Athletes for…

    Over R1-million sponsorship provided by Ford for 30 special needs athletes 2019 Special Olympics Summer World Games takes place from 14 to 21 March SA National Team will compete in football, futsal (five-a-side female soccer), table tennis,… more
  • Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport: New season, new livery, new colour
    Mar 11, 2019 Motorsport

    Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport: New…

    In the Formula OneTM off-season, continuous development of the cars and creating new liveries in time for the new season are key priorities. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport added another objective in the run up to the 2019 season: a brand-new green… more
  • DACHSER South Africa to showcase at the NAACAM Show 2019
    Mar 11, 2019 Buzz

    DACHSER South Africa to showcase at the…

    Dachser South Africa will be exhibiting at the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) Show taking place in Durban from 12-14 March 2019. Dachser South Africa’s exhibition space will provide visitors with the… more
  • Mitsubishi Motors World Premiere for MITSUBISHI ENGELBERG TOURER To start new
    Mar 11, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Mitsubishi Motors World Premiere for…

    Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) is giving the MITSUBISHI ENGELBERG TOURER new-generation crossover SUV its global premiere at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show, March 5th through 17th. Embodying the "Drive your Ambition" corporate global… more
  • March 8 - Jeep Brand Celebrates Women Soccer Fans
    Mar 11, 2019 Buzz

    March 8 - Jeep Brand Celebrates Women Soccer…

    On International Women's Day, March 8, the Jeep® brand is kicked off a new activity dedicated to the women who support Juventus Football Club: photos and video portraying their enthusiasm for the team will be on the big screens at the Allianz… more
  • When People Talk about
    Mar 11, 2019 Buzz

    When People Talk about "Mobility of the…

    Annual targets met: sales 44.4 billion Euros, adjusted EBIT margin 9.3 percent Executive Board's dividend proposal: 4.75 Euros per share (up 0.25 Euros) Net income of 2.9 billion Euros almost at a record level (14.49 Euros per share) Continental… more
  • Saving Motoring Money  - Gumtree Auto’s Jeff Osborne has a good list tips
    Mar 08, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Saving Motoring Money - Gumtree Auto’s Jeff…

    With relentless fuel price increases, and the budget about to beat us on the head again, it’s time to think smart about how to save serious money from your motoring spend. Gumtree Auto’s Jeff Osborne has a good list of easy-to-implement tips. Fill… more
  • Volkswagen T-Cross coming to South Africa in 2019
    Mar 08, 2019 Motoring

    Volkswagen T-Cross coming to South Africa in…

    The T-Cross joins the Tiguan and Touareg in the Volkswagen SUV model range The sporty and stylish Volkswagen T-Roc confirmed for local market introduction in 2020 In the second half of the year, Volkswagen will introduce its first compact SUV to the… more
  • Goodyear Gym 1: (from left) Ray Norris, Goodyear EMEA Commercia Manufacturing Director; Ian Hind, Goodyear South Africa Manufacturing Director and Darren Hayes-Powell, Goodyear South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa Managing Director in the new Goodyear Gym.
    Mar 08, 2019 Buzz

    Goodyear South Africa committed to…

    Today, Goodyear South Africa announced the official opening of an onsite gym facility for its employees at the Goodyear Recreational Centre in Uitenhage. Goodyear embarked on a journey to make the Goodyear gym a reality a few years ago following a… more
  • Ford, Castrol and NWM Join Forces for 2019 SA Cross Country Series
    Mar 08, 2019 Motorsport

    Ford, Castrol and NWM Join Forces for 2019…

    Ford and Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) welcome Castrol as co-sponsor for the 2019 SA Cross Country Series (SACCS) Reigning Class T champions Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable begin title defence at Mpumalanga 400 in Dullstroom, on 15 and 16 March… more
  • Mar 08, 2019 Buzz

    High-end manufacturers from Italy are…

    Turkey's Leading International Trade Fair for the Automotive Industry. Automechanika Istanbul 2018 closed with record numbers: 1,351 exhibitors met with 45,979 visitors from all around the world during 5-8 April 2018. Bringing the major players in… more
  • MISA calls on the retail motor industry to accelerate gender equality in observance of International Women’s day on 8 March
    Mar 08, 2019 Buzz

    MISA calls on the retail motor industry to…

    The Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) has called on the South African retail motor industry to accelerate gender equality in the retail motor sector in observance of International Women's Day on Friday, 8 March 2019. While some progress has… more
  • TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC 5W-30 : An Innovative New Lubricant Especially Formulated for PSA Car Engines
    Mar 08, 2019 Buzz

    TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC 5W-30 : An Innovative…

    Total Lubrifiants, a partner of PSA for more than 50 years, is launching TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC* 5W-30, specifically designed to protect and strengthen the engines of the French automaker’s vehicles in extreme conditions. Helping PSA Overcome… more
  • Ferrari F8 Tributo, a celebration of excellence
    Mar 08, 2019 Motoring

    Ferrari F8 Tributo, a celebration of…

    The mid-rear-engined two-seater berlinetta that pays homage to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history The F8 Tributo is the new mid-rear-engined sports car that represents the highest expression of the Prancing Horse's classic two-seater… more
  • Engen celebrates women truck drivers this International Women Day
    Mar 08, 2019 Buzz

    Engen celebrates women truck drivers this…

    8 March, 2019 Phindile Sithole, one of 16 female bulk truck operators employed by Engen says that while she fully supports Engen’s drive to secure a more gender-balanced world, she always knew that she wanted to be a truck driver and nothing was… more
  • Tested and developed in the truck: New brake pads in MEYLE-PD quality
    Mar 07, 2019 Buzz

    Tested and developed in the truck: New brake…

    MEYLE-PD brake pads according to ECE-R 90 standard for commercial vehicles Optimised friction material for safe and optimum braking performance Ready for installation: complete kit with all mounting materials MEYLE has been a technical cooperation… more
  • A career in the motor industry can be lucrative, says MIWA
    Mar 07, 2019 Buzz

    A career in the motor industry can be…

    We are rapidly approaching the third month of the year and, without doubt, there are 2018 matriculants still wondering what they should be doing this year. “The good news is that the motor industry has much to offer enthusiastic young people eager… more
  • FORGET what you think you know.
    Mar 07, 2019 Buzz

    FORGET what you think you know.

    NOTHING MORE EXPENSIVE THAN A MISSED OPPORTUNITY Africa's premier Industrial Automation exhibition, all the key technologies, all the industrial megatrends, – A unique business platform awaits you in June 2019 REGISTER ONLINE FOR FREE ENTRY… more
  • Opel Corsa 120Y Special Edition
    Mar 07, 2019 Motoring

    Opel Corsa 120Y Special Edition

    Extra Styling & Specifications Opel's core brand characteristic is to always offer customers more than they expect in the respective vehicle class. In celebration of our brand's solid reputation and OPEL's 120 years in the vehicle industry, the OPEL… more
  • Goodyear, Local Motors Join Forces on Autonomous Shuttles
    Mar 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Goodyear, Local Motors Join Forces on…

    Company earns exclusive tyre fitment on Local Motors 'Olli' vehicle Driverless shuttle added to company testing fleet to study future mobility solutions Autonomous vehicles introduce different tyre needs due to unique design The Goodyear Tyre &… more
  • The Leading Manufacturing event in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Mar 07, 2019 Buzz

    The Leading Manufacturing event in…

    Learn more about the various events of Manufacturing Indaba 2019, which can be registered for individually: Manufacturing Indaba Conference: The aim of the annual 2-day conference is to bring together business owners, industry leaders, government… more
  • World premier of Subaru VIZIV Adrenaline Concept
    Mar 07, 2019 Motoring

    World premier of Subaru VIZIV Adrenaline…

    First Concept Model Designed Under "BOLDER" Design Concept, The Evolved Form of "Dynamic x Solid" Design Identity Subaru Corporation yesterday unveiled the Subaru VIZIV Adrenaline Concept*1 at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show. The "Subaru… more
  • Mazda Unveils Mazda CX-30 Compact Crossover SUV
    Mar 07, 2019 Motoring

    Mazda Unveils Mazda CX-30 Compact Crossover…

    Mazda Motor Corporation made the world premiere of the second model in its new-generation lineup, the Mazda CX-30 compact crossover SUV. As a new core model that sits between the CX-3 and CX-5 models, the new CX-30 will launch to the Southern Africa… more
  • Ford Tests Light-Based Visual Language that Could Help Autonomous Vehicles Communicate with Pedestrians
    Mar 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Tests Light-Based Visual Language that…

    Ford engineers tested whether coloured lights displayed above the windscreen could be a good solution for bridging the communication gap between autonomous vehicles and people Driver concealed within a special “Human Car Seat” helps create realistic… more
  • Drive your ambition to the golf course with the Mitsubishi Motors Golf Day and JOE lil'brary
    Mar 07, 2019 Buzz

    Drive your ambition to the golf course with…

    Driving your ambition gets a new twist early in March with the Mitsubishi Motors Golf Day in support of the exciting new JOE lil'brary. Mitsubishi Motors South Africa invites golfers to a worthy cause, the Mitsubishi Motors Golf Day, and help share… more
  • NAACAM Show 2019: One week left: What you need to know
    Mar 07, 2019 Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: One week left: What you…

    The NAACAM Show 2019 is now just a week away. See important information to ensure value from your participation. 1. Schedule of activities: 2. Conference: Our growth-focussed conference programme, delivered by 50+ C-suite speakers, will unpack the… more
  • Renault unveils Alaskan ICE Edition, a show car with an enhanced design that announces a limited series that will be available from September
    Mar 06, 2019 Motoring

    Renault unveils Alaskan ICE Edition, a show…

    Renault Alaskan ICE Edition, in its glacier white colour, contrasts with black and red exterior strippings. Alaskan ICE Edition is equipped with an exclusive two-tone hard-top design to increase storage volume and protect the load, and black style… more
  • Flexible workspace is the new franchise frontier
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Flexible workspace is the new franchise…

    Three in ten buildings in every city around the world could offer a new franchise opportunity in the coming years. Flexible workspace, sometimes known as co-working, is a booming industry. The term refers to office space, meetings rooms and… more
  • Kamogelo Mmutlana Chief Executive Officer  Barloworld Automotive and Logistics
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Barloworld announces new Group structure

    On 27 February 2019, Barloworld Group announced a strategic decision to merge their Automotive and Logistics Divisions, a move that will leverage the assets and capabilities of the two divisions. The new change brings about the opportunity to… more
  • Fiat Concept Centoventi: the
    Mar 06, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Fiat Concept Centoventi: the "democratic"…

    For its 120th anniversary, Fiat is presenting the Fiat Concept Centoventi concept car, a new milestone in the history of Fiat, in Geneva. A pioneer of democratic mobility throughout its history, today Fiat is offering an electric mobility solution… more
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa tackling youth unemployment by providing work-experience for 560 people
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Volkswagen Group South Africa tackling youth…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa supports the Youth Employment Services programme by providing work opportunities for unemployed youth Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has created work opportunities for 560 unemployed youth through the Youth… more
  • Transformation in practice - Stimulating value chain growth
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Transformation in practice - Stimulating…

    Businesses that are successful in effecting major transformation changes especially with black equity partners, will secure a sustained competitive advantage under the South African Automotive Masterplan 2035. That is the view of Electrocoat MD,… more
  • Advance Look at the Series: The Audi Q4 e-tron concept model
    Mar 06, 2019 Motoring

    Advance Look at the Series: The Audi Q4…

    It has been roughly a year since the first series production Audi with electric drive made its debut at the same location: The Audi e-tron* was still covered in camouflage wrapping foil at that point. The brand with the four rings is now giving an… more
  • Sergio Marchionne - 2019 World Car Person of the Year
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Sergio Marchionne - 2019 World Car Person of…

    World Car Awards jurors from 24 countries choose Marchionne for prestigious award More than 80 World Car Awards (WCA) jurors from 24 countries collectively decided by secret ballot that the automotive industry titan, Sergio Marchionne, who… more
  • Maserati Levante: the Allegra Antinori one-off and the interactive journey through Italian excellence at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show
    Mar 06, 2019 Motoring

    Maserati Levante: the Allegra Antinori…

    Maserati Levante: Allegra Antinori one-off fully personalized by the Maserati Centro Stile An interactive experience involving working tables of Italian excellence: Maserati presents the first step in customization Europe's biggest Motor Show of the… more
  • High-performance additions to the Audi Sport family
    Mar 06, 2019 Motoring

    High-performance additions to the Audi Sport…

    The return of an RS icon: the introduction of the new Audi RS 4 Avant Excellent design in RS form: the introduction of the new Audi RS 5 Sportback These new additions to the Audi Sport range are now available for sale in South Africa The Audi Sport… more
  • The Jeep e-volution showcased in Geneva
    Mar 06, 2019 Motoring

    The Jeep e-volution showcased in Geneva

    Preview of the new Jeep® Renegade and Jeep Compass with plug-in hybrid electric technology New PHEV technology enhances the Jeep off-road performance taking advantage of the high torque control during take-off The combined action ofthe two… more
  • Tips for spending less at the pumps
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Tips for spending less at the pumps

    A steep fuel price hike set for midnight tonight, motorists will be paying 74 cents more per litre – across both 93 and 95. Diesel vehicles haven’t escaped the hike either and will also experience an increase of 93 cents per litre. With price… more
  • Argus Motors-Special for Mar & Apr 2019
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Argus Motors-Special for Mar & Apr 2019

    Top Selling Items Don't get caught without these items in stock. Click here to view list Check Out New Arrivals Including: Expansion tanks, radiator cap, flanges, viscous clutch, throttle body, air flow meter, crank shaft sensors, electronic fuel… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 05 March 2019
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 05 March 2019

    MasterTips: How to handle a tyre blowout The prospect of a tyre blowout while you are driving is a frightening one for many drivers. This is what to do should this happen to you. MasterTest: The new Jaguar XE The new XE, available in South Africa… more
  • Line up for Falken Polo Cup - Credit VW Motorsport
    Mar 06, 2019 Motorsport

    SA Motorsport season has started and teens…

    The Falken Polo Cup series, held at Dezzi Raceway near Port Shepstone on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast this Saturday, presented an electric day of racing. Twenty-three drivers competed on the newly modified track to secure points in the first round… more
  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    Eco-sustainability – how is the auto…

    Green is not a buzzword anymore, but a standard The automotive industry has emphatically joined the green movement over the past decade, with more than 80% of a car today being able to be recycled, says Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor… more
  • The Goodyear AERO - A Concept Tyre for Autonomous, Flying Cars
    Mar 06, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The Goodyear AERO - A Concept Tyre for…

    Goodyear introduces its latest concept tyre at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show The Goodyear AERO concept is a two-in-one tyre designed for the autonomous, flying cars of the future. This concept would work both as a tyre for driving on the… more
  • World Premiere of Restored 1950's Autonomous Concept Vehicle Golden Sahara II with Goodyear Tyres
    Mar 06, 2019 Buzz

    World Premiere of Restored 1950's Autonomous…

    Goodyear and Klairmont Kollections unveil restored Golden Sahara II on translucent Goodyear tyres at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show In collaboration with Klairmont Kollections, Goodyear unveiled the restored Golden Sahara II at the 2019… more
  • GWM increases their support to buyers
    Mar 06, 2019 Motoring

    GWM increases their support to buyers

    GWM made its debut in the South Africa pick up market in March 2007. For the past 12 years, the GWM brand has gathered fans with our highly affordable and superb quality Single and Double Cab bakkies. The GWM brand has grown consistently over the… more
  • 103 years of BMW Group, 100 years of records and victories.
    Mar 06, 2019 Motoring

    103 years of BMW Group, 100 years of records…

    Courage, independence, competing with the best while forging new pathways – these have been the characteristics of the BMW Group since 7 March 1916. Today, BMW Group Classic is looking back on a series of events, record achievements and innovations,… more
  • One grand event in Geneva to reveal the previews of Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Jeep
    Mar 05, 2019 Motoring

    One grand event in Geneva to reveal the…

    Today, the FCA Group will be sharing its vision on the mobility of the future with the media. The triple reveal will be hosted in the new, symbolic Agorà set up at the Geneva Motor Show. The grand event will be streamed live from 10.45 a.m. CET, at… more
  • NAAMSA quarterly business review report:  4th quarter 2018
    Mar 05, 2019 Buzz

    NAAMSA quarterly business review report: …

    QUARTERLY REVIEW OF BUSINESS CONDITIONS: NEW VEHICLE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY / AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR: 4TH QUARTER 2019 Below, for information purposes, is a copy of NAAMSA’s quarterly review of business conditions for the South African motor vehicle… more
  • Yugan Moodley, Executive Director - Sales, Bridgestone South Africa
    Mar 05, 2019 Buzz

    Bridgestone widens consumers’ access to…

    Tyre manufacture adopts open channel strategy Bridgestone South Africa has announced that its Bridgestone and Firestone branded products will now be available at selected tyre retailers in South Africa. Until now, the manufacturer’s passenger and… more
  • Sasol consumer boycott punishes the wrong entity
    Mar 05, 2019 Buzz

    Sasol consumer boycott punishes the wrong…

    Dear motorist At the outset I wish to confirm that I have no personal interest in any of the entities dealt with herein. Sasol is one of South Africa’s best-known brands. Apart from its role as a refiner of fuel, it also fulfils a wholesale and… more
  • Garmin® selected as tier 1 partner to design and manufacture vehicle infotainment modules
    Mar 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Garmin® selected as tier 1 partner to design…

    Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced that the Garmin automotive OEM (original equipment manufacturer) group has been selected as the lead design and production partner of infotainment modules for the BMW Group. These modules will be… more
  • New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens at Mokala Mall, Kuruman
    Mar 05, 2019 Buzz

    New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens at Mokala Mall,…

    Vehicle owners in Kuruman in the Northern Cape now have access to the world's biggest wheel and tyre brands, along with award-winning service from South Africa's best-loved and most trusted retail wheel and tyre brand. This news comes as local… more
  • Haval launches new badge for their SUV Offering
    Mar 05, 2019 Buzz

    Haval launches new badge for their SUV…

    One world, One Haval! That is the new mission statement of China's leading SUV manufacturer Haval. What does this new mission statement mean? Well the answer is simple; the Company has its eyes firmly set on globalization of the brand. Haval is… more
  • Falken Polo Cup lives up to high expectations at Round 1
    Mar 04, 2019 Motorsport

    Falken Polo Cup lives up to high…

    Large crowd at South Coast’s Dezzi Raceway treated to racing spectacle Both current and former champions make their intentions clear New Polo GTi sets new series lap record 6th overall for Volkswagen’s Mogotsi following two action-packed races The… more
  • Volkswagen takes the lead in GTC series
    Mar 04, 2019 Motorsport

    Volkswagen takes the lead in GTC series

    Volkswagen scoops the manufacturer‘s award at opening round of the Extreme Festival Second overall for Keagan Masters Third overall for Daniel Rowe Volkswagen continues to dominate GTC2 with two victories courtesy of Bradley Liebenberg Port… more
  • Minesh Bhagaloo Appointed Interim Head of Communications for Ford in SA and SSA
    Mar 04, 2019 Buzz

    Minesh Bhagaloo Appointed Interim Head of…

    Ford Motor Company today announced that Minesh Bhagaloo, Product Communications Manager for the Sub-Saharan Africa region, will assume responsibility for the Communications Department on an interim basis as of 1 March, 2019. Bhagaloo takes over from… more
  • A history of racing and victories: Alfa Romeo is Automotive Sponsor of the 2019
    Mar 04, 2019 Motorsport

    A history of racing and victories: Alfa…

    The brand renews its partnership with the "most beautiful race in the world": it will be Automotive Sponsor for another three years. Alfa Romeo will provide the organisers with a fleet of thirty Giulia and Stelvio models, 2019 "1000 Miglia" official… more
  • Solberg Subaru reunion
    Mar 04, 2019 Motorsport

    Solberg Subaru reunion

    For almost a decade, the names Solberg and Subaru were woven into a world championship-winning tapestry. Brothers in arms, the two were inseparable in the pursuit of excellence, success, glory. Petter Solberg's 13 rally wins helped elevate the… more
  • 2019 AutoTrader Car Of The Year marketing reach at 25 million and counting...
    Mar 04, 2019 Buzz

    2019 AutoTrader Car Of The Year marketing…

    Some may ask what value the 2019 AutoTrader South African Car Of The Year might bring to manufacturers. The short answer is a marketing reach to date of 25 000 000 and counting. With our formal 2-day jury evaluation now only 10 days away and our… more
  • Battery research consortium promises ‘big leap’ in performance
    Mar 04, 2019 Buzz

    Battery research consortium promises ‘big…

    A global battery consortium charged with advancing lead battery technology has re-launched as it prepares to unveil a raft of new research designed to take the technology to the next level. The Consortium for Battery Innovation, which includes more… more
  • BMW Group and Daimler AG to jointly develop next-generation technologies for automated driving
    Mar 04, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group and Daimler AG to jointly develop…

    Long-term strategic cooperation planned Next generation of technologies for driver assistance systems and highly automated driving on highways (SAE Level 3 and Level 4) Goal: a flexible platform and shorter innovation cycles Technology to be market… more