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  • For B-BBEE to take full hold, black people must back their fellows, B-BBEE Commission roundtable session hears
    Feb 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    For B-BBEE to take full hold, black people must…

    Until black people have enough faith in their fellows to employ them as service providers, black economic transformation (BEE) will not become entrenched, BEE Advisory Council member Dr Thami Mazwai said on Friday. Dr Mazwai was speaking at a… more...
  • Auditing firms, technology and their effect on professional investigations
    Feb 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Auditing firms, technology and their effect on…

    Thirty years ago, South Africa’s professional landscape looked completely different to what it is today. The investigations industry has been revolutionised by the advent of auditing firms which conduct internal investigations, and innovative… more...
  • NEASA B-BBEE announcement
    Feb 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    NEASA B-BBEE announcement

    Dear Employer B-BBEE compliance is a big frustration to most companies and there are various misconceptions surrounding it. In many instances advice is given which compromises the effectiveness of companies without providing any real benefit. It is… more...
  • It’s your car – shouldn’t you be allowed to choose who repairs it?
    Feb 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    It’s your car – shouldn’t you be allowed to…

    The independent car repair industry has been gearing up for the much-needed change it believes will come through implementation of the Automotive Industry Code of Conduct championed by the Competition Commission. “The industry is ready”, says… more...
  • Full immersion in the Alfa Romeo world for Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi
    Feb 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Full immersion in the Alfa Romeo world for Kimi…

    The Alfa Romeo line-up representing the utmost in sportiness and beauty are there with the drivers: Giulietta Veloce, Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio are present for a day on the Balocco proving grounds ahead of what is gearing up to be… more...
  • What can personal income taxpayers expect from the 2019 budget speech?
    Feb 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    What can personal income taxpayers expect from…

    Against the backdrop of the weakening Rand, the pain point of the increased marginal tax rate of 45 per cent, the increase in the VAT rate by 1 percent in April 2018 and the decline in household spend, can South Africans really afford another tax… more...
  • DHL Global Connectedness Index: Globalization hits new record high
    Feb 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    DHL Global Connectedness Index: Globalization…

    Mauritius is sub-Saharan Africa's most connected country International flows of trade, capital, information and people all intensified significantly for the first time since 2007; Mauritius is sub-Saharan Africa's most connected country; Mozambique… more...
  • Motolek: Still providing the spark for South Africa’s vehicles after 50 years.
    Feb 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Motolek: Still providing the spark for South…

    Casting your mind back to 1969 will conjure up images of the Rolling Stones in their prime, Tom Jones and Three Dog Night. Let your mind wander across to vehicles, and it will likely have visions of the muscular Chev Camaro, the Valiant or the… more...
  • SONA 2019 Commentary by Renai Moothilal, NAACAM Executive Director
    Feb 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    SONA 2019 Commentary by Renai Moothilal, NAACAM…

    “The SONA was encouraging in that President Ramaphosa reflected on the importance of investment and a sectoral focus to growing the economy, whilst also being clear in his commitment to promoting a business-friendly regulatory environment”… more...
  • Open letter to government and business leaders
    Feb 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Open letter to government and business leaders

    Fellow Leaders in Government and Business in South Africa, As I’m sure is the case of many leaders across the country, I spent last Thursday evening listening to President Cyril Ramaphosa delivering the State of the Nation address with keen interest… more...
  • Take it easy on the wet roads – other drivers and your car appreciate it!
    Feb 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Take it easy on the wet roads – other drivers and…

    The rains have arrived in earnest in many parts of the country and with it comes wet, slippery roads and bad-tempered, impatient drivers. “Along with that the load-shedding means traffic lights aren’t working and motorists are facing delays. This… more...
  • ISUZU Consolidates Bakkie and Truck Plant
    Feb 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    ISUZU Consolidates Bakkie and Truck Plant

    Creating a more efficient footprint, Isuzu Motors South Africa today officially launched its consolidated truck and bakkie manufacturing plant. The R27-million project of relocating the Isuzu truck production facilities from Kempston Road in Port… more...
  • IBM Services transforming Vivo Energy with SAP S/4HANA
    Feb 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    IBM Services transforming Vivo Energy with SAP…

    Fueling future growth by boosting efficiency and unlocking operational insight IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced that Vivo Energy, a market-leading company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Africa has selected IBM… more...
  • Fuel price reversal as oil strengthens
    Feb 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fuel price reversal as oil strengthens

    Recent reductions in the fuel price have been dealt a blow by a steady increase in international petroleum prices during the first half of February. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited mid-month… more...
  • Winners – Insurance category 2017/18 SAMBRA awards
    Feb 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    2017/18 SAMBRA Awards a resounding success

    Winners – Equipment suppliers 2017/18 SAMBRA awards – left to right : Vinay Ramjattan from Bosch; Marco Willemse from Gondolier and Deon de Kock from Bosch Winners – OEM category 2017/18 SAMBRA awards – left to right: Charles Claasen from Toyota SA;… more...
  • B-BBEE Commission to host a roundtable on black ownership as a key element of B-BBEE
    Feb 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    B-BBEE Commission to host a roundtable on black…

    The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission is hosting a roundtable discussion on Black Ownership at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand on 15 February 2019. Members of the B-BBEE Commission and the BEE Advisory Council have… more...
  • SAMBRA National Director, Richard Green
    Feb 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    SAMBRA echoes Ramaphosa’s call to empower small…

    With SME development having been placed in the centre of government policy in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address, the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry… more...
  • PENTA Motor Group joins the 2019 Autotrader South African Car Of The Year competition
    Feb 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    PENTA Motor Group joins the 2019 Autotrader South…

    The 2019 AutoTrader South African Car Of The Year is proud to announce that the Penta Motor Group has joined as a second-tier sponsor of the competition. The South African Car Of The Year has never had any restrictions other than that no second tier… more...
  • 2018 FINANCIAL RESULTS: Groupe Renault maintained its operating margin at a high level despite a more challenging environment in the second half
    Feb 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    2018 FINANCIAL RESULTS: Groupe Renault maintained…

    Sales were up 3.2% to 3.9 million units including Jinbei and Huasong brands as of January 1, 2018. Group revenues were down 2.3% to €57,419 million. At constant exchange rate1, revenues would have risen by 2.5%. Group operating margin of €3,612… more...
  • SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. drives assembly-line extension at major automotive manufacturer
    Feb 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. drives assembly-line…

    The MOVITRANS® contactless energy transfer system from SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd., in conjunction with its MOVIPRO® SDC decentralised drive, position, and application controller, have played a critical role in an assembly-line extension at a major… more...
  • Supply Chain Professional of the Year, Richard Dos Santos (centre), with Ingrid Du Buisson of the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) and SAPICS president Mungo Park
    Feb 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fighting the supply chain skills crisis

    “The image of the supply chain management profession has been marred by corruption, and skills development and the professionalisation of supply chain management has never been more critical than it is today, in our increasingly global, challenging,… more...
  • THE TIRE COLOGNE shows strength
    Feb 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    THE TIRE COLOGNE shows strength

    Over 50 percent of exhibition space already sold There are still sixteen months until the start of the second THE TIRE COLOGNE, but the new leading trade fair of the international tire and wheel industry is already clearly flexing its muscles and… more...
  • Groupe Renault Board of Directors communication
    Feb 14, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Groupe Renault Board of Directors communication

    Following the resignation of Mr. Carlos Ghosn from the offices of Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer on 24th January 2019, the Board unanimously decided, at its meeting of 13th February 2019, to waive Mr. Ghosn’s… more...
  • Super stars Megan Leigh Jackson  took 3rd place with Cebo Dube in second and Skhumbuzo Mbatha who came first
    Feb 14, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Believe in yourself and work hard advises top…

    Gauteng’s top Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS) matriculant, Skhumbuzo Mbatha has a secret weapon to ensure his success – an absolute belief in himself, which saw him improve from just 6% in mathematics in grade 9 to an outstanding mark of 92%… more...
  • MEYLE simplifies part identification for workshops: graphic search with context-sensitive graphics
    Feb 14, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MEYLE simplifies part identification for…

    Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE is first aftermarket supplier to present its own context-sensitive graphics of rear-axle multi-links for selected BMW and Mercedes models Graphical search simplifies parts search and identification for workshops and… more...
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 12 February 2019
    Feb 13, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 12 February 2019

    MasterTips: Driving through roadworks Roadworks and potholes are common occurrences for many drivers. Yet, research suggests that motorists admit to driving in ways that not only put themselves at risk but construction workers as well. MasterTest:… more...
  • The future of the Modena plant: Maserati meets with public authorities and unions
    Feb 13, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    The future of the Modena plant: Maserati meets…

    Today (Modena, 11 February 2019), at its offices in Via Ciro Menotti, Modena, Harald J. Wester, CEO of Maserati S.p.A., met with Palma Costi, Emilia-Romagna Regional Government Councillor for Productive Activities, and the Mayor of Modena, Gian… more...
  • Get ready for the biggest trade show of the year with the Vermont Sales annual Open trade Day on the 15, 16 and 17th March.
    Feb 13, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Get ready for the biggest trade show of the year…

    Plans are in place to make this year’s show bigger and better than all the past shows, with the many new brands, new products and product ranges, new launches, great demo’s and exciting introductory offers This year Customers will see the latest… more...
  • Who Owns Which Car Brands: 64 Curious Facts About Automobile Ecosystem
    Feb 13, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Who Owns Which Car Brands: 64 Curious Facts About…

    written by Raj Vardhman January 25, 2019 Whether you’re an enthusiast who likes to know everything about cars or just a regular driver looking to purchase a new vehicle, it’s worth exploring which car company belongs to which automobile group. After… more...
  • NAACAM Show 2019: Conference programme and confirmed speakers
    Feb 13, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Conference programme and…

    The NAACAM Show aims to play a pivotal role in galvanising the industry around the clear vision of the SA Automotive Masterplan (SAAM). The practical and growth-oriented Conference Programme, delivered by local industry leaders and global experts,… more...
  • Musawenkosi Vilakazi of Soweto
    Feb 13, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Local students win study bursaries worth R270 000

    Musawenkosi Vilakazi of Soweto, Given Mahlangu of Mpumalanga and Bongani Lunga of Roodekop in Ekurhuleni are the lucky winners of study bursaries sponsored by Elegant Fuel collectively valued at R270 000 for 2019. The trio was among more than 200… more...
  • Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training Report
    Feb 13, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training Report

    DEADLINE LOOMING – 30 APRIL 2019 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… more...
  • Cosatu protest action 13 February 2019
    Feb 12, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Cosatu protest action 13 February 2019

    Dear NEASA employer COSATU has given notice of their intention to embark on nationwide protest action on Wednesday, 13 February 2019. The protest action is in respect of the high unemployment rate and job losses the country is experiencing. The… more...
  • Production of New Ford Ranger Commences in South Africa
    Feb 12, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Production of New Ford Ranger Commences in South…

    First new Ford Ranger production models emerge from Silverton Assembly Plant Result of over R3-billion investment and extensive upgrades at Ford's local operations New Ranger and first-ever Ranger Raptor destined for markets in Africa, Europe and… more...
  • New study by Schneider Electric reveals tangible benefits for businesses and organizations globally when they lead with Digital Transformation in Energy Management and Automation
    Feb 11, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    New study by Schneider Electric reveals tangible…

    Up to 80% savings in CapEx (Engineering Costs and Time Optimization); and a whopping 85% savings in OpEx (Energy Consumption) reported, among others Report is based on a study of 230 customer projects over the last 5 years, producing deep,… more...
  • Len Brand, CEO of TATA Africa Holdings, has accepted an invitation to take up a position on the BRICS Institute’s Advisory Board
    Feb 11, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    CEO of TATA Africa takes up position on the BRICS…

    South Africa, Johannesburg, 07 February 2019: Len Brand, CEO of TATA Africa Holdings, has accepted an invitation to take up a position on the BRICS Institute’s Advisory Board. Brand brings significant experience to the table with a proven track… more...
  • Appointment of Mr. Lance Schultz as chief executive officer - Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC)
    Feb 11, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Appointment of Mr. Lance Schultz as Chief…

    The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) in Gauteng has appointed Mr. Lance Schultz as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He joins the AIDC after a near four-year tenure as CEO of the Centurion Aerospace Village. Mr.Schultz, being no… more...
  •  SKF Technical Bulletin - Switchable and Mechanical repair solutions
    Feb 11, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Technical Bulletin - Switchable and…

    VKMC 01278, VKPC 81278 / VKMC 01278-1, VKPC 81178 In compliance with VAG Group, SKF is offering a Switchable and Mechanical water pump for above engines. The SKF Water pumps VKPC 81178 (Mechanical) and VKPC 81278 (Switchable) are in line with OE… more...
  • Bad economics is killing rhino
    Feb 11, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Bad economics is killing rhino

    Now, I’m a fan of rhinos. I will admit the one that chased us one day wasn’t on my list of favourites at the time, but she didn’t stop me from going back into the bush later to look for more. I spent a little more than a decade living in Africa and… more...
  • Miles Swanepoel concentrates on fixing a fault during the individual competition in Japan
    Feb 07, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Isuzu's Fourth Best Technician in the World Hails…

    Thinking on your feet, staying calm under pressure and applying months of training and practice. This was what Isuzu truck technician Miles Swanepoel had to do, to beat 64 other technicians from across the world in the recent Isuzu World Technical… more...
  • Land discourse being used as smoke and mirrors
    Feb 07, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Land discourse being used as smoke and mirrors

    The land debate, as hackneyed as it is, is being used by both the EFF and the ANC as a proxy fix to whitewash various crises that face the poor black majority in the country. In this article I’ll examine four basic reasons why “the land” by itself… more...
  • Jeep Brand's
    Feb 07, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Jeep Brand's "More Than Just Words" Commercial…

    The eight commercials released as part of FCA's "Big Game Blitz" have aggregated more than 169 million views - well beyond the estimated viewership for the game broadcast "More Than Just Words" has been shared more than 200,000 times cumulatively… more...
  • NERSA must give Eskom zero
    Feb 07, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    NERSA must give Eskom zero

    Terry Markman presented the Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) oral submission at the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (NERSA) public hearings on Eskom’s tariff increase application on 5 February 2019. Eskom has applied for tariff increases… more...
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 05 February 2019
    Feb 06, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 05 February 2019

    MasterTips: High cost of low-risk drivers Medium and high-risk drivers are involved in more crashes, as can be expected. Yet, is neglecting to train low-risk drivers the best option? Research suggests not. MasterTest: Ford Driving Skills for Life… more...
  • Child restraints are not a luxury, they’re a necessity
    Feb 06, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Child restraints are not a luxury, they’re a…

    Association publishes ADAC and PESRI child seat safety ratings to assist South African buyers make better decisions Older children who have outgrown their child restraint seats, but who are still too small for adult-sized seatbelts in vehicles,… more...
  • African road safety leadership program kicks off in Abidjan
    Feb 06, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    African road safety leadership program kicks off…

    The second Road Safety Leadership Program organized by the Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP, an international partnership hosted by the World Bank), in collaboration with the African Development Bank, kicked off at the Bank’s Headquarters in… more...
  • Excitement builds for SAMBRA Awards
    Feb 05, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Excitement builds for SAMBRA Awards

    This week on Wednesday 6 February, SAMBRA, the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA) will host its annual Awards Breakfast at the Premier Hotel OR Tambo in Johannesburg. The annual SAMBRA Awards, this year sponsored by Old Mutual… more...
  • SoundComfort from Goodyear voted Product of the Year
    Feb 05, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    SoundComfort from Goodyear voted Product of the…

    Goodyear's noise reduction technology, SoundComfort has been voted Product of the Year 2019 by consumers in Belgium and the Netherlands. The consumer survey conducted by international market and consumer research company Nielsen asked 5000 people… more...
  • ACMA Automechanika New Delhi sold out; brings aftermarket expertise from 16 countries
    Feb 05, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    ACMA Automechanika New Delhi sold out; brings…

    Market leaders such as Bosch, Delphi Automotive Systems, Elofic Industries Ltd, Mansons International, Minda Distribution and Services come together for the 4th edition of the show. Punjab signs up as an official State Partner for ACMA Automechanika… more...
  • Ms. Claudia Walters joins as the company's Head of Marketing and Communications while Ms. Bonite Van Der Merwe takes up the role of Head of Finance & Corporate Affairs.
    Feb 05, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mazda SA Executive Team Appointments

    New to Mazda Southern Africa, Ms. Claudia Walters joins as the company's Head of Marketing and Communications while Ms. Bonite Van Der Merwe takes up the role of Head of Finance & Corporate Affairs. Claudia brings a wealth of Marketing and… more...
  • Mazda Finance celebrates its 4th Birthday
    Feb 05, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mazda Finance celebrates its 4th Birthday

    Four years ago on 1 February 2015, Mazda Finance commenced operations as the official finance partner for Mazda Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. In the first year of operations, Mazda Finance used to receive an average of 230 applications per month. Today… more...
  • Commercial and passenger vehicles spotlight at the Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 fringe programme
    Feb 05, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Commercial and passenger vehicles spotlight at…

    With the 2019 edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City fast approaching, momentum towards the highly anticipated fringe programme’s new and exciting events continues to build. The programme provides essential opportunities for both visitors and… more...
  • Auto Alert January / February 2019
    Feb 05, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Auto Alert January / February 2019

    Mercedes-Benz Actros – The Next Chapter. The Actros range was first introduced as the flagship of the Mercedes-Benz heavy duty truck family in 1996. Compared to its predecessors, it featured more rounded and “friendly” cab styling, a new range of V8… more...
  • Classic car restoration: a bright orange show stopper
    Feb 04, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Classic car restoration: a bright orange show…

    There was until recently a bright orange 1969 Porsche Targa in Swiss bodyshop René Sahli. The classic car had come in to have a small patch of rust repaired, but as it turned out, a full-blown restoration was required. For the re-spray, Sahli relied… more...
  • NAACAM Show 2019: Estimated 1 000+ parts earmarked for localisation to quote on and hundreds of potential customers in one place.
    Feb 04, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Estimated 1 000+ parts…

    The NAACAM Show 2019 is the ideal platform to drive growth and engage customers (both existing and potential). This is facilitated in 4 key ways: 1. Buyer-Supplier Meetings: In support of the localisation objective of the SA Automotive Masterplan,… more...
  • Two Promising Overseas Markets Provide Huge Potential for SEMA Members
    Feb 04, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Two Promising Overseas Markets Provide Huge…

    By Linda Spencer Take advantage of a popular member benefit by joining SEMA on two promising overseas trips to learn about the potential for your products and meet with pre-vetted buyers: SEMA Middle East Business Development ConferenceAbu Dhabi,… more...
  • NAAMSA comment on the January, 2019 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Feb 04, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the January, 2019 industry new…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of January, 2019 – released today for public consumption via the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association said that domestic new vehicle sales had started the year… more...
  • Franchising must stay ahead of the game
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Franchising must stay ahead of the game

    Electioneering in 2019 is sure to take up much focus and energy and while elections come around every 4 years, we often wish we could do without them purely based on the fact that if we had to channel all the election energy and marketing spend into… more...
  • Looking to grow your business in 2019?
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Looking to grow your business in 2019?

    That's right, it's 2019. Times are changing and making meaningful connections with your target audience is becoming more and more challenging. How do I ensure that my brand stays top-of-mind for my clients? What's the best way to meet new… more...
  • Bridgestone Launches BATTLAX ADVENTURECROSS AX41 Adventure Touring Motorcycle Tyre
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Bridgestone Launches BATTLAX ADVENTURECROSS AX41…

    Made specifically with the adventure enthusiast in mind Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) has announced the launch of the BATTLAX ADVENTURECROSS AX41 tyre, a new addition to its line-up of adventure touring motorcycle tyres. The newest offering… more...
  • Thule Is Ready For The E-bike Revolution
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Thule Is Ready For The E-bike Revolution

    Watt ever you ride, Watt ever you drive, Thule is there enabling you to bring your life… Electrically-powered cars are no longer a left-field novelty and improving battery technology and expanding power infrastructure is reducing the bane of the… more...
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Five top tips for choosing a mechanic that won’t…

    A car is a big investment. Caring for your investment makes logical sense. But finding the right car ‘doctor’ can be a challenge. Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a constituent association of the Retail Motor… more...
  • Enertec Introduces The CTEK CT5
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Enertec Introduces The CTEK CT5 "Time To Go"…

    Time is of the essence Charging an automotive battery has reached a new level of convenience thanks to CTEK’s CT5 Time to Go, which provides an indication of exactly how long it will take until important charge thresholds have been reached. The clue… more...
  • Autopromotec Blog News - January 2019
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Autopromotec Blog News - January 2019

    Electrification, automotive’s latest key word The course towards a true zero-emission mobility is set, however time is needed along with a more widespread knowledge of the difference between hybrid and full-electric systems. Autopromotec 2019,… more...
  • SA’s support of Venezuela’s Maduro tramples on the Constitution
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    SA’s support of Venezuela’s Maduro tramples on…

    The South African government has thrown its support behind the tyrant Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela in the midst of a constitutional crisis in that country. According to international relations minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, “South Africa’s position is… more...
  • Cummins Inc. Celebrates Centennial Year
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Cummins Inc. Celebrates Centennial Year

    Cummins Inc. is celebrating its 100th year as a company throughout 2019. Cummins today, which is listed as a Fortune 150 company, employs around 60 000 people worldwide, and serves customers in nearly every country across the globe. Cummins products… more...
  • Firestone’s new agricultural tyre warranty goes the whole nine yards
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Firestone’s new agricultural tyre warranty goes…

    Bridgestone has announced the extension of its five-year manufacturer’s warranty to nine years on selected Firestone agricultural radial tyres. Qualifying tyres must be purchased in South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana or original… more...
  • Alliance members achieve combined sales of 10.76 million units in 2018
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Alliance members achieve combined sales of 10.76…

    Combined sales by Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors rise 1.4% to 10.76 million units in 2018 – one in nine of all cars and light commercial vehicles sold worldwide Total sales of Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) rise 13.5% to 2 million… more...
  • Focus on noise-reduced performance: MEYLE-PD brake pads with technically advanced friction pad compound
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Focus on noise-reduced performance: MEYLE-PD…

    New friction material minimise noise during sporty driving and ensure longer durability Range of over 350 different MEYLE-PD brake pads has been technically improved Generally speaking: The more sporty the pad is, the more likely it is to squeak.… more...
  • BILSTEIN Powers Into 2019
    Feb 01, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    BILSTEIN Powers Into 2019

    Premium shock absorber brand, BILSTEIN, is feeling bullish about the year. This and other news in Bump 'n' Rebound, the official newsletter of BILSTEIN South Africa. Read It Here more...
  • Vehicle Manufacturers and Dealers Continue to Face Challenging Market Conditions Says Latest Vehicle Price Index Data
    Jan 31, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Vehicle Manufacturers and Dealers Continue to…

    The constrained economy, a VAT hike, and petrol price increases have all combined to push the latest TransUnion Africa Vehicle Pricing Index (VPI) below inflation for the 6th consecutive quarter, although the outlook for 2019 is looking more… more...
  • Thomas Schaefer, Head of the Volkswagen Sub-Sahara Africa signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abebe Abebayehu, Commissioner of the Ethiopian Investment Commission in Addis Ababa.  With them are the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Ethiopian Minister for Finance and Economic Cooperation, Ahmed Shide
    Jan 31, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen's expansion in Sub-Sahara Africa…

    Ethiopia is the third country in Sub-Sahara Africa to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Volkswagen in the last six months Volkswagen to work together with the Ethiopian Government to set up an automotive industry in the country Four key… more...
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 29 January 2019
    Jan 30, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 29 January 2019

    MasterTips: Crashes no longer leading cause of accidental death For the first time in the US, the odds of dying in a motor vehicle crash (one in 103) has been surpassed. This is what is causing more accidental deaths. MasterTest: Driving… more...
  • Mixed fuel picture for February
    Jan 30, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mixed fuel picture for February

    Petrol up, diesel down in February. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. "International oil prices have reached a slightly higher… more...
  • Supa Quick Quickademy prizes advance lucky winners’ driving skills
    Jan 30, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Supa Quick Quickademy prizes advance lucky…

    Driving on public roads will be a less daunting experience for seven lucky winners who won every race car enthusiast’s dream: an exceptional BMW Advanced Driving Experience valued at R15 000 each. The informative and expertly designed driving course… more...
  • Fiat 500, a new record: about 194,000 units sold in Europe in 2018
    Jan 30, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fiat 500, a new record: about 194,000 units sold…

    Almost 194,000 units registered in Europe: the best ever annual figure in an eleven-year lifetime. The 500 is the best-seller in 11 European countries, and in the top three in another four. More than 30 special series are among the secrets of its… more...
  • Battery Centre moves to the Cloud
    Jan 30, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Battery Centre moves to the Cloud

    The move to the cloud can help businesses increase revenues while also improving customer engagement, performance, security, and reliability. As part of its digital transformation drive, Battery Centre Kempton Park has deployed Cloudbox, an… more...
  • Ford Global Caring Month Put the Spotlight on Community Service and Upliftment in 2018
    Jan 29, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford Global Caring Month Put the Spotlight on…

    25 Ford volunteer projects conducted in Sub-Saharan Africa during 2018 Global Caring Month US$132 000 (over R1.8-million) committed to projects in SSA by Ford Motor Company Fund - the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company Ford employees and… more...
  • A fast lane to Southwest China’s automotive market
    Jan 28, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    A fast lane to Southwest China’s automotive market

    An integrated business platform for the Southwest China’s automotive market The sixth of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) will be held from 23 – 25 May 2019 and is expected to house 600… more...
  • 5 ways unnecessary idling damages your car
    Jan 28, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    5 ways unnecessary idling damages your car

    In winter months, many drivers still idle their cars to warm up the engine despite driving the latest car models. Some drivers also believe that idling doesn’t use a lot of fuel and that it’s better for the car’s engine to idle than to restart. Over… more...
  • Festive season road deaths should shock us, but they don’t!
    Jan 28, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Festive season road deaths should shock us, but…

    The preliminary Festive Season Road Safety Report shows that 1 612 people lost their lives on the country’s roads from 1 December 2018 to 8 January 2019. That means 1 612 families lost a loved one. 1 612 families possibly lost a breadwinner plunging… more...
  • Jean-Dominique Senard, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Thierry Bolloré, Chief Executive Officer.
    Jan 25, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Groupe Renault Board of Directors communication

    Renault's Board of Directors met on January 24, 2019 at 10 a.m. under the chairmanship of Philippe Lagayette, Lead Independent Director. The Board has taken note of the resignation of its current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The Board… more...
  • It’s show time again at Vermont Sales
    Jan 25, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    It’s show time again at Vermont Sales

    It’s show time again at Vermont Sales with its annual Open Trade days on the 15, 16 and 17th March, another winner of a weekend is planned for customers The trade customers will be again treated to a great weekend, featuring new brands and products… more...
  • Safe, Convenient, Award-Winning: Continental Receives CES 2019 Innovation Award for Intelligent Door System
    Jan 25, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Safe, Convenient, Award-Winning: Continental…

    High level of convenience: Passive Start and Entry (PASE) system and power door control support autonomous opening and closing Greater safety: Intelligent obstacle detection prevents collisions Optimal protection: Intelligent door brake system… more...
  • Pajero Sport keeps Blitzbok captain, family safe
    Jan 25, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Pajero Sport keeps Blitzbok captain, family safe

    With the second round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series kicking off in Hamilton, New Zealand, this weekend, Mitsubishi Motors South Africa has announced that they have renewed Snyman's vehicle sponsorship for 2019. "It is great to have Philip on… more...
  • DENSO Named Marketing Sponsor of John Force Racing
    Jan 24, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    DENSO Named Marketing Sponsor of John Force Racing

    DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., has joined John Force Racing as an official marketing sponsor for the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Founded in 1949, DENSO is… more...
  • BI Sales and Marketing Director Conrad Muller
    Jan 24, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    New BI Sales and Marketing Director to focus on…

    As part of its ongoing strategy to promote sustainable growth and increase its value proposition to its broad customer base across a range of industries, leading supplier Bearings International (BI) has appointed Conrad Muller as Sales and Marketing… more...
  • Official Ferrari dealer, Scuderia South Africa announces Year Three of the Internship Program
    Jan 24, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Official Ferrari dealer, Scuderia South Africa…

    Scuderia South Africa, the official Ferrari dealer proudly announces their 2019 Internship Program. This is the company's third program since its launch in June 2017. "The internship program has developed into an integral part our business model and… more...
  • The ugly truth about climate change
    Jan 24, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    The ugly truth about climate change

    “When a problem arises do not ignore it. Take the time to evaluate it. Take the time to understand it in (an) effort to discover and implement a solution.”- Wendy Nicole Anderson. Climate change is a real problem, it is not just going to go away… more...
  • Gunther Schmitz, Chairman of the Section-21 company, Right to Repair South Africa (R2RSA)
    Jan 24, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Right to Repair is bigger than just motor…

    As South Africa is preparing for implementation of an automotive industry code that supports the Right to Repair (R2R), the European Union (EU), United States (US) and other countries are starting to implement R2R in other industries. “The concept… more...
  • Audi electrifies the World Economic Forum in Davos
    Jan 24, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Audi electrifies the World Economic Forum in Davos

    Sustainable mobility for the World Economic Forum in Davos: As the exclusive shuttle partner, Audi is providing a fleet of 50 Audi e-tron cars for the annual meeting in 2019. The all-electric cars are fully powered by green electricity. And with… more...
  • DENSO Automotive Technical Academy Expands Aftermarket Training Program
    Jan 24, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    DENSO Automotive Technical Academy Expands…

    Wide selection of training classes includes four new specialized courses DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., has added four new training classes to its wide selection of… more...
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 22 January 2019
    Jan 24, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 22 January 2019

    MasterTips: Deactivating lane departure assist Why do some drivers turn off their safety technology such as lane departure assist? Is it possible it is more of a hindrance than a help? MasterTest: Does SUPADRY really work? Bike enthusiast, Derek… more...
  • CAPAS 2019 returns and continues to serve as a centralised platform for Southwest China’s automotive industry
    Jan 24, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    CAPAS 2019 returns and continues to serve as a…

    The sixth edition of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS), will take place from 23 – 25 May 2019 at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center. With Sichuan… more...
  • Bridgestone Launches BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 Sports Radial Motorcycle Tyres
    Jan 23, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Bridgestone Launches BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22…

    Bridgestone’s premier tyre for the modern street sport bike rider with uncompromising performance - Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) announced the launch of the BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22, a new sports radial motorcycle tyre for street use that… more...
  • Peter Mountford, who was recently named the 2018 All Africa Business Leader of the Year at the All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA™) Grand Finale.
    Jan 23, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Super Group CEO named All Africa Business Leader…

    In less than 10 years, Super Group’s market cap grew by R14.65 billion, increased revenue by 250% and operating profit by 185% Super Group, a leading transport logistics and mobility group, is a real South African business success story having… more...
  • Another year, another phony Oxfam “Inequality” Report
    Jan 23, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Another year, another phony Oxfam “Inequality”…

    Oxfam should be renamed Oxscam as they peddle failed ideological propaganda and promote policies that, contrary to their stated goals, maximise poverty and inequality and minimise prosperity. Their hatred of prosperity and obsession with wealth and… more...
  • The toolbox features spanners, screwdrivers, an electric current testing pen, pliers, punches, files, a hacksaw with spare blades, and a large hammer, all contained in a compact and sturdy case that can fit comfortably behind the seat of any bakkie.
    Jan 21, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    BI, Gondolier collaborate on Jonnesway toolbox…

    Such is the relationship between leading distributor Bearings International (BI) and Gondolier, importer of Jonnesway Professional Tools, that the two companies have collaborated on a toolbox aimed at the specific requirements of the agricultural… more...
  • Mahindra's focus on becoming a truly South African brand pays dividends
    Jan 21, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mahindra's focus on becoming a truly South…

    New sales record for December and FY 2018 Company confirmed as one of the fastest growing brands in South Africa Mahindra South Africa capped its best year yet with its highest monthly sales ever in December, including a new sales record for the… more...
  • WORLDWIDE SALES RESULTS 2018: Groupe Renault sales reached 3.9 million vehicles, up 3.2% with Jinbei and Huasong
    Jan 21, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    WORLDWIDE SALES RESULTS 2018: Groupe Renault…

    Groupe Renault sales increased by 3.2% while integrating the Jinbei and Huasong brands since January 1, 2018. At 2017 scope, Groupe Renault volumes declined by 1.2% in a world market down 0.3%. In Europe, sales were stable (+0.5%). The Group is… more...
  • Honeywell Announces Garrett as Company Name
    Jan 21, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Honeywell Announces Garrett as Company Name

    Honeywell Announces Garrett as Company Name for Transportation Systems Business After Spin-Off, and it will now be known as Garrett. SNAPSHOT Olivier RabillerPresident & CEOOlivier Rabiller directs global corporate strategy as the head of Garrett’s… more...
  • Leading in China, Aiming for the world!
    Jan 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Leading in China, Aiming for the world!

    HAVAL global cumulative sales have exceeded 5 Million units. On January 13, with the theme of "Leading in China, Aiming for the world", the HAVAL Global 5-million-sales Celebration Ceremony and Global Strategic Conference was held at the HAVAL R&D… more...
  • SAICA advises SGBs: Don't appoint an auditor before reading this
    Jan 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    SAICA advises SGBs: Don't appoint an auditor…

    There is confusion around who can audit financial statements of a public school and what kind of engagement they must perform. The South African Schools Act (SASA) requires that the governing body of a public school must appoint a person registered… more...
  • Rockwell Automation technologies optimise tyre processing plant
    Jan 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Rockwell Automation technologies optimise tyre…

    Rockwell Automation PowerFlex Drives and Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture help tyre and rubber manufacturer optimise two plant processes. Rockwell Automation Sub-Saharan Africa’s Gauteng-based systems and solutions (SSB) team executed two… more...
  • Another year of awful festive road death fatalities
    Jan 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Another year of awful festive road death…

    Automobile Association says road deaths are a national crisis The grim festive season road fatality statistics are a national disaster and a sad indictment of the total disregard road users have for their own and other peoples’ lives on our… more...
  • Autoboys brings world’s best windshield repair tool to SA
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Autoboys brings world’s best windshield repair…

    Auto glass and parts specialists Autoboys has become the sole distributor of GlasWeld’s ProVac Zoom in South Africa, a development that brings the world’s fastest and best windshield repair tool into the country for the first time. The ProVac Zoom… more...
  • Informal motor businesses get a boost
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Informal motor businesses get a boost

    Around 60 informal businesses in the motor sector will be exposed to training and mentoring with the aim to become formal, accredited businesses in three years. This is the latest transformation project spearheaded by the Retail Motor Industry… more...
  • Hailstorm leaves motorists diving for cover
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Hailstorm leaves motorists diving for cover

    This week Johannesburg motorists experienced a devastating hailstorm leaving many unsuspecting vehicle owners diving for cover under highway bridges, roadside trees or speeding toward their nearest garage. Many of those unlucky motorists who were… more...
  • ZF Aftermarket Expands TRW Corner Module Coverage Product Line Coverage to an Additional 269 Million Vehicles
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Expands TRW Corner Module Coverage…

    TRW adds an additional 214 SKUs to its Branded Corner Module product ranges in the fourth quarter, rounding out 2018 with over 670 new parts added in total 2018 range extensions further expand TRW’s line of OE-quality products for braking, steering… more...
  • National minimum wage bill exemption regulations
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    National minimum wage bill exemption regulations

    Dear NEASA employer The Minister of Labour has promulgated the regulations pertaining to applications for exemptions from the National Minimum Wage. Employers may apply for an exemption, through an online system, of a maximum of 10% of the current… more...
  • Women in tech: the female CEOs leading the way
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Women in tech: the female CEOs leading the way

    We have analysed all of the Fortune 500 female CEOs to find out what it takes to be a successful woman in some of the biggest companies in the world. From their education to how old they were when they became CEO, we reveal the characteristics of… more...
  • BASF co-founds global Alliance to End Plastic Waste
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    BASF co-founds global Alliance to End Plastic…

    Nearly 30 companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain commit over $1.0 billion to help end plastic waste in the environment BASF supports the Alliance to End Plastic Waste to drive solutions that help to solve the world’s plastic… more...
  • Richard Green,  National Director of SAMBRA
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ensuring sustainability in motor body repairs

    Members of The South African Motor Body Repairer’s (SAMBRA), a constituent association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) and their short-term motor insurer business partners in South Africa, two umbilically- linked industries, face an… more...
  • Afro-socialists are the cause of black poverty
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Afro-socialists are the cause of black poverty

    “Black man, you are on your own.” – S Biko What did Biko mean when he said this? Did he mean that putting people with a black skin colour in power would automatically solve all our problems? I look around this continent and although I see black… more...
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 15 January 2019
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 15 January 2019

    MasterTips: Three factors driving fleets Safety, sustainability and fuel-efficiency are the three factors that create synergy within your fleet. MasterTest: Sam says it’s litres ahead The Suzuki Swift is a worthy contender in the compact car… more...
  • Automotive Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR) 2019 expands on special zones and introduces first ever German Pavilion
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automotive Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR) 2019…

    The latest edition of Automotive Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR) will take place from 21 – 24 March 2019 in Beijing’s New China International Exhibition Centre. As one of Asia’s leading repair and maintenance trade shows, the fair has expanded… more...
  • ZF Aftermarket Announces Mark Cali as Head of Independent Aftermarket for United States & Canada
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Announces Mark Cali as Head of…

    ZF Aftermarket announces the appointment of Mark Cali to Head of the Independent Aftermarket for the United States and Canada. Cali will be responsible for growing the aftermarket sales and expanding product distribution throughout the region. He… more...
  • Fuel price set for further drops
    Jan 16, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fuel price set for further drops

    Further reductions in the fuel price are on the horizon at the end of January. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. "Although the… more...
  • MAHLE Brexit reminder
    Jan 16, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MAHLE Brexit reminder

    Dear Madam or Sir, With the Brexit, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union by 29th March 2019 at the latest. As of today, a "no deal I hard Brexit" scenario (a withdrawal of United Kingdom from the European Union without any agreement on… more...
  • Heatwave hits – how to stop your car overheating
    Jan 16, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Heatwave hits – how to stop your car overheating

    This summer has been one of the hottest ever experienced in many parts of the country with temperatures often about 30 degrees. With temperatures this high, it’s inevitable that many of us will have to deal with a car overheating. “While it is rare… more...
  • Ctrack launches ultra compact tracking devices
    Jan 16, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ctrack launches ultra compact tracking devices

    Leading vehicle tracking and telematics provider, Ctrack, has launched its BX500 and BX600 range of wireless, ultra-compact GPS tracking devices. Ideal for use in cars, trucks and motorbikes, quads, golf carts, delivery vans and generators, the new… more...
  • Jason Cleghorn to head up Marketing & Product at FCA SA
    Jan 16, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Jason Cleghorn to head up Marketing & Product at…

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) South Africa is proud to announce the appointment of Jason Cleghorn as the new Head of Marketing and Product across the Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Fiat, Abath and Fiat Professional Brands. Cleghorn joins FCA from Maserati… more...
  • How to protect your car battery from high temperatures
    Jan 16, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    How to protect your car battery from high…

    Summer is in the air and if you’re planning on getting some sun, it’s important to remember that your car battery doesn’t share your love for the heat. While extreme cold temperatures are known to reduce engine starting performance, sweltering… more...
  • India’s leading aftermarket trade fair is only a month away. Register now.
    Jan 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    India’s leading aftermarket trade fair is only a…

    Put your business in the fast lane with ACMA Automechanika New Delhi The countdown to the 4th edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi (14-17 February 2019) has already began. The trade fair will allow you to directly connect with over 580 companies… more...
  • Bold campaign encourages South Africans to drive dry
    Jan 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Bold campaign encourages South Africans to drive…

    As a first of its kind, the ground-breaking campaign partnered with Drive Dry and South African hip-hop artist, Nomuzi Mabena to combat drinking and driving behaviours Volkswagen in partnership with Drive Dry is urging South Africans to celebrate… more...
  • BMW Group remains world’s leading premium automotive company in 2018
    Jan 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    BMW Group remains world’s leading premium…

    Eighth consecutive year of record sales Best-ever sales figures for BMW, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad BMW sales up 1.8%: 2,125,026 sold worldwide More than 140,000 electrified vehicles delivered worldwide Sales surge at BMW M GmbH: more than 100,000… more...
  • NAACAM Show 2019: Foreign investors, technology transfer partners and international buyers nomination
    Jan 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Foreign investors, technology…

    Technology transfer, foreign direct investment and increased exports are critical to stimulating the growth of the local automotive sector and achieving the objectives of the SA Automotive Masterplan (SAAM). The NAACAM Show 2019, therefore, intends… more...
  • Check out your new year gift, AMR 2019 pre-registration
    Jan 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Check out your new year gift, AMR 2019…

    Pre-register and get exclusive gifts Are you ready to discover a whole series of automotive aftermarket innovations and take advantage of networking opportunities and free seminars? AMR 2019 is the place to make this all happen. Save the date and… more...
  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 2
    Jan 11, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 2

    SEMA Report: Almost Half of Modern Musclecars Are Modified Did you know that 44% of modern musclecar owners have accessorized their cars? Drivers of ’10-and-newer Mustangs, Camaros and Challengers are passionate about their vehicles: 68% say their… more...
  • Communication following the release of allegations against Ms. Mouna Sepehri by Reuters news agency
    Jan 11, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Communication following the release of…

    Reuters News Agency has divulged personal data relating to Ms. Mouna Sepehri, Executive Vice President, Office of the CEO of Groupe Renault. Groupe Renault wishes to reiterate that: The latest update on the ongoing review process relating to the… more...
  • Bryden Morton, B.Com (Hons) Economics, Executive Director
    Jan 11, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Looking Back on 2018 through the Eyes of the…

    As we sit at our desks and get ready for the year ahead it is important to reflect on the year that was - were we as South Africans better or worse off in 2018. This can be a monumental task given the wealth of data that is available in the economy.… more...
  • Boycott South African Airways. Here’s why
    Jan 10, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Boycott South African Airways. Here’s why

    It is your patriotic duty to do so. If you are unpatriotic, it is your ethical duty. If you are unethical, it is your familial duty. If you have no family, it is your selfish duty. If you are a selfless hermit, fly SAA. Boycott SAA because it wastes… more...
  • Right to compensation central to protecting human rights
    Jan 10, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Right to compensation central to protecting human…

    Government’s push to water down the constitutional protection for property rights in South Africa by amending the Constitution should shock everyone of whatever race or socio-economic background. Every South African who owns property will be in… more...
  • Mopar Joins the eCommerce World
    Jan 09, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mopar Joins the eCommerce World

    The brand dedicated to service, spare parts and customer care for FCA vehicles will be selling its products online on Amazon Marketplace. Mopar will be the first Automaker in Italy to sell its products through this platform. It is a new way to… more...
  • Darlene Menzies, CEO of finfind
    Jan 09, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    If SMMEs are key to economic growth, why are they…

    While the failure rate of small businesses in the country is high, they remain the backbone of the economy, providing the majority of the job opportunities and contributing significantly to GDP. With the recent announcement of government job cuts… more...
  • THE TIRE COLOGNE: Starting signal for the second round
    Jan 09, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    THE TIRE COLOGNE: Starting signal for the second…

    You can still book the "early bird offer" until 31 January 2019 and profit Only a good seven months have passed since the successful premiere of THE TIRE COLOGNE, but Koelnmesse and the German tire retailers and vulcanisation trade association (BRV)… more...
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 08 January 2019
    Jan 09, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 08 January 2019

    MasterTips: Tips for solo drivingWhen we think of road trips we often think of cars full of people but often solo drivers make long distance trips on their own or as the only driver in the car. Solo drivers also face a few more challenges without… more...
  • NAAMSA comment on the December 2018 monthly sales, calendar 2018 new vehicle sales statistics and prospects for 2019
    Jan 08, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the December 2018 monthly…

    1. BRIEF COMMENT ON DECEMBER, 2018 SALES Industry domestic sales ended 2018 on a weak note with aggregate industry new vehicle sales for December, 2018 at 39 984 units recording a decline of 767 vehicles or a fall of 1.9% compared to the total new… more...
  • McLaren Automotive announces record global sales
    Jan 08, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    McLaren Automotive announces record global sales

    Global sales of 4,806 cars in 2018, up 43.9% compared to 2017 North America continues to be largest market plus 49.2% year-on-year UK ‘home’ market growth Bespoke division, MSO, triples order book in one year Global sales for McLaren Automotive, the… more...
  • Sales of Steel Automotive Piston Rings to Increase on Account of Growing Demand for Lightweight Components
    Jan 08, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sales of Steel Automotive Piston Rings to…

    Persistence Market Research has conducted deep research on the Automotive Piston Rings market and collected key information through primary and secondary research. The report, “Automotive Piston Rings Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013–2018 and… more...
  • Vulnerabilities in connected electric car chargers could damage home networks
    Jan 08, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Vulnerabilities in connected electric car…

    While modern electric vehicles are tested constantly for vulnerabilities, some of their essential accessories, such as the battery chargers, often remain neglected. Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered that electric vehicle (EV) chargers supplied… more...
  • Thule Gives The Jimny More Room To Manoeuvre
    Jan 08, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Thule Gives The Jimny More Room To Manoeuvre

    Owners of the funky (but very dinky) Suzuki Jimny will be pleased to know that there is a range of Thule products to expand the luggage capacity of South Africa’s cutest 4x4. Launched locally in November, the Jimny has captured the imagination of… more...
  • EEMS - the Entertainment and Energy Efficient Motorsport Conference
    Jan 07, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MIA maximises business growth opportunities at…

    The Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) offers Autosport International trade visitors a plethora of networking and business growth opportunities International Business Lounge, Entertainment and Energy Efficient Motorsport Conference and Business… more...
  • James Peron is the president of the Moorfield Storey Institute and author of several books including Exploding Population Myths and The Liberal Tide.
    Jan 07, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Easing the licensing process will lessen the…

    Michael O’Brien, 17, went in for a driver’s test. The testing official failed him when the fuel light came on 23 minutes after the test started. O’Brien wasn’t happy and filed a complaint. He said it didn’t sound right as the fuel light had nothing… more...
  • ACMA Automechanika New Delhi races ahead to create new records
    Jan 07, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    ACMA Automechanika New Delhi races ahead to…

    Leading 580 auto component manufacturers from 13 countries confirmed. Organisers expect another record-breaking opening in 2019 and high engagement with buyers and sellers from across the world. As ACMA Automechanika New Delhi edges closer to its… more...
  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 expands on the use of commercial vehicles in Vietnam
    Jan 07, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 expands on…

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 will be returning for its third consecutive year from 28 February – 2 March. As the fair’s popularity continues to grow for the region, it expects to host 380 international exhibitors across the automotive service… more...
  • Mitsubishi keeps you safe on the road - and in the water
    Jan 04, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mitsubishi keeps you safe on the road - and in…

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) and the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) have extended their 18-year partnership into the year-end holiday season with the ultimately dependable fleet of Mitsubishi 4x4 vehicles. "Search and rescue work… more...
  • NAACAM Show 2019: Profiling Priority Sectors to Unlock Localisation Opportunities
    Jan 03, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Profiling Priority Sectors to…

    The recently adopted South African Automotive Masterplan (SAAM) seeks to drive localisation and transformation in the local automotive sector, with the NAACAM Show 2019 positioned to be a key driver of its implementation. We have developed… more...
  • Fringe events at Automechanika Kuala Lumpur delve into commercial and passenger vehicle trends
    Jan 03, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fringe events at Automechanika Kuala Lumpur delve…

    Automechanika Kuala Lumpur will feature multiple fringe events highlighting the potential of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to reduce maintenance costs and improve road safety, show organisers have announced. The trade fair, which is the… more...
  • ZF Aftermarket Technical Training Announces Webinar Schedule for First Half of 2019
    Jan 02, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Technical Training Announces…

    Topics covered in webinars include transmission preparation, ADAS and hybrid technologies and transmission diagnostics The ZF Aftermarket Technical Training Department provides webinars in both English and Spanish. ZF Aftermarket announces dates for… more...
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 31 December 2018
    Jan 02, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 31 December 2018

    MasterTips: Holiday tips for towing Many people are leaving for their end-of-year breaks with trailers and caravans in tow. Effective towing requires additional skills as it affects acceleration, braking and manoeuvrability. It can also have tragic… more...
  • REGISTER TODAY: Meet the top leaders and best minds of the industry at ACMA Automechanika Seminar 2019
    Dec 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    REGISTER TODAY: Meet the top leaders and best…

    As the Indian auto component sector is poised to become globally competitive, it needs to set its priorities and be future ready, on one hand streamlining the huge aftermarket and auto servicing sector to bring it at par with world’s mature and… more...
  • New Year’s cheer as fuel price set to drop
    Dec 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Year’s cheer as fuel price set to drop

    2019 will kick off with good news for motorists. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which says that unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund is showing a substantial drop across the board. "Petrol is… more...
  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 51
    Dec 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 51

    SEMA Industry Indicators: Pace of U.S. Economic Growth Slowing, But Outlook Remains Positive By Kyle Cheng “Good, but not great” sums up the economic news over the past month. The year closes with solid economic growth—a phenomenal year perhaps,… more...
  • From left, Craig Uren IMSA Executive Officer Sales, Service and Marketing, Michael Sacke, IMSA MD and CEO, Donovan Murry, Bates Shelly Beach technician, Miles Swanepoel, Isuzu Truck Centre Cape Town technician, Wayne Osborne, IMSA General Manager, Training and Organisational Development and Stevan Smith, IMSA Field Service Engineer.
    Dec 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Isuzu truck technicians awarded top 6 position in…

    Isuzu's truck technicians recently held the South African flag high at the Isuzu World Technical Competition, also known as I-1 Grand Prix held in Japan. The team ended in sixth place in the Commercial Vehicle division where they competed against 22… more...
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 24 December 2018
    Dec 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 24 December 2018

    MasterTips: How to drive with badly maintained trucks As many motorists head to holiday destinations in the coming weeks, it’s important to do what they can to be aware of badly maintained trucks and also not endanger themselves or truck drivers… more...
  • The end of 2018 Racing towards 2019
    Dec 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The end of 2018 Racing towards 2019

    Dear NEASA member Time flies. When things are easy, you want time to stand still. When things are difficult, you just want time to pass. Time, however, simply presses on - relentlessly. Time is not intimidated; it waits for nothing or nobody. When… more...
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 18 December 2018
    Dec 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 18 December 2018

    MasterTips: Too relaxed for a seatbelt? As many motorists set off for various holiday destinations in December, road safety experts can hope, with all the awareness campaigns circulating, that all passengers in vehicles will buckle up. MasterTest:… more...
  • TAKE NOTE EFF and LIKE MINDED
    Dec 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    TAKE NOTE EFF and LIKE MINDED

    What makes you think the country you envision will turn out differently? Just a reminder: Once you've broken it, it is nearly impossible to fix. 12-HOUR WAIT FOR ONE TANK OF FUEL AS ZIMBABWE CRISES DEEPENS Article by Brian Latham (Bloomberg),… more...
  • Despite Challenging Economic Conditions, Serious Consumer Credit Delinquency Rates in South Africa Generally Declining
    Dec 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Despite Challenging Economic Conditions, Serious…

    TransUnion South Africa introduces inaugural Industry Insights Report containing latest consumer credit trends Newly released figures show slow or declining new account originations, as both consumers and lenders exercise caution in response to… more...
  • AAPEX 2018 Print Advertising Campaign Wins Prestigious Award
    Dec 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Print Advertising Campaign Wins…

    The AAPEX 2018 “It’s What’s Inside” print advertising campaign recently won a prestigious Art of the Show Competition award given by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). The AAPEX print campaign was selected for its… more...
  • Ferrari owners kick off the festive season with the annual Shell V-Power SEFAC Experience Day
    Dec 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ferrari owners kick off the festive season with…

    This year Shell headlined the Shell V-Power SEFAC Experience day for the second year in a row on Saturday 08 December 2018 at the Kyalami Grand Prix race track. Expertly organised by Southern Equitorial Ferrari Automobili Club (SEFAC) and proudly… more...
  • 5 steps for a clean cooling system – MEYLE shows how it’s done!
    Dec 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    5 steps for a clean cooling system – MEYLE shows…

    Thorough and regular flushing is one of the decisive steps in the maintenance of cooling systems. Contamination, e. g. due to the incorrect use of sealing compound in the cooling system, reduces the cooling capacity in the long run and can lead to… more...
  • Richard Green, National Director of the South African Motor Body Repair Association (SAMBRA)
    Dec 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Top tips to avoid getting stuck in the middle of…

    Travelling for the holidays? Well make sure you don’t find yourself stuck in the middle of nowhere by taking note of these five tips from Richard Green, Director of the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), a constituent… more...
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Dec 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Don’t do it! Distracted driving is the true…

    The roads are already filling up as holiday makers head for their December destinations. “Being distracted by driving is one of the major causes of road accidents and we need to be conscious of this,” says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor… more...
  • Go behind-the-scenes of the world’s premier automotive event in SEMA
    Dec 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Go behind-the-scenes of the world’s premier…

    Battle of the Builders on the Motortrend APP and Motortrend TV network The all-new one-hour special premieres Monday, January 7, 2019, at 10 PM ET/PT exclusively on the MotorTrend App and MotorTrend Network Get a rare inside look at SEMA Show 2018,… more...
  • Enjoy the holidays - think Safety First!
    Dec 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Enjoy the holidays - think Safety First!

    Contribute towards improving road safety by driving responsibly, maintaining a roadworthy vehicle and watching out for pedestrians Trucks continue operating throughout the year - show consideration for drivers, keep in mind following and stopping… more...
  • Messe Frankfurt sets new record of €715 million in sales
    Dec 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Messe Frankfurt sets new record of €715 million…

    Messe Frankfurt has continued its growth in financial year 2018. All in all, new records were set in relevant parameters, demonstrating the highly dynamic and innovation-led activities of the Group. Messe Frankfurt is expecting sales to be in the… more...
  • Pratley adds to its Superglue range of high-performance DIY adhesives
    Dec 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Pratley adds to its Superglue range of…

    Pratley’s new Superglue Gel is a high-performance, multipurpose, high-quality cyanoacrylate adhesive. This easy-to-use, non-drip gel is ideal for vertical and hard-to-reach applications. It is one of the latest additions to Pratley’s ever-expanding… more...
  • NAACAM Show 2019: Showcase of 1000+ products identified by OEMs and tier 1s for localisation.
    Dec 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Showcase of 1000+ products…

    Increasing local content is a central objective of the South African Automotive Masterplan and a core theme of the NAACAM Show 2019. To support this objective, the NAACAM Show will host a showcase of 1000+ products identified by OEMs and tier 1s for… more...
  • China Vehicle Aftersales Congress 2019 - 13-14TH June 2019 · Shanghai China
    Dec 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    China Vehicle Aftersales Congress 2019 - 13-14TH…

    Dear automotive aftermarket guests: China Vehicle Aftersales Congress 2019 (CHINAVAC) comes! During 13-14TH June 2019, let’s meet in Shanghai to empower the China Automotive Aftermarket further. Congress Schedule General Conference (Day One)… more...
  • Stay safe on the roads this Festive Season with Federal-Mogul Motorparts
    Dec 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Stay safe on the roads this Festive Season with…

    Regular servicing and preventative maintenance are critical to ensure increased vehicle safety over the holiday period Federal-Mogul Motorparts is advising all motorists who are travelling during the Festive Season to ensure that their vehicles have… more...
  • Automechanika releases calendar for 2019
    Dec 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika releases calendar for 2019

    Automechanika’s new annual companion captures the industry’s visions for the future and stages them in the form of spectacular vehicles. The result: complex, futuristic motifs composed solely of car parts from Automechanika exhibitors. This is the… more...
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Unpacks New Wheel Models in Time for Christmas
    Dec 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Unpacks New Wheel Models in…

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre has unpacked 8 brand new wheels; just in time to bring some real festive season joy to wheel lovers far and wide. The models are an exciting addition to an already thrilling line-up, and include something for everyone, with… more...
  • Groupe Renault Board of Directors communication
    Dec 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Groupe Renault Board of Directors communication

    The Board of Directors met in ordinary session under the Chairmanship of Philippe Lagayette, Lead Independent Director to discuss its agenda. As part of the agenda, Claude Baland, Senior Advisor in charge of Ethics and Compliance, and Eric Le Grand… more...
  • AAPEX Media Updates: Post-show details
    Dec 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX Media Updates: Post-show details

    AAPEX 2018 provided a clear and full view of the ever-changing global automotive aftermarket, with thousands of new products and innovations from 2,511 exhibiting companies filling the sold out show floor. Industry experts delivered some of the most… more...
  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 50
    Dec 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 50

    SEMA Garage Upfits Stratasys 3-D Printer for Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber Nylon 12CF, which is comprised of a blend of Nylon 12 resin and chopped carbon fiber, provides the highest flexural strength, stiffness-to-weight ratio, and is one of the strongest… more...
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 11 December 2018
    Dec 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 11 December 2018

    MasterTips: DWD on highways Distracted while driving crashes increase by nearly 50% in highways, according to a new study in the USA. MasterNews: Sam says it’s an upgrade to business class While the Suzuki Dzire falls into the realms of economy… more...
  • More fuel relief, but exchange rate may hold sting
    Dec 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    More fuel relief, but exchange rate may hold sting

    Substantial further fuel price reductions are on the cards for January, but the exchange rate could spoil the party. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the… more...
  • National Minimum Wage Bill
    Dec 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    National Minimum Wage Bill

    IMPLEMENTATION DATE 1 JANUARY 2019 Dear NEASA employer The President, on 12 December 2018, determined 1 January 2019 to be the effective implementation date for the National Minimum Wage Bill. The effect of this is that all employers are, from this… more...
  • Dealerships to benefit from new automotive code
    Dec 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Dealerships to benefit from new automotive code

    While dealerships may see the new code intended for the automotive sector as filled with doom and gloom, ‘it, in fact, protects and empowers dealerships’, says Gunther Schmitz, Chairman of Right to Repair South Africa (R2RSA). He says the code… more...
  • Fiat 500 on public display at The Museum of Modern Art in New York this spring as part of The Value of Good Design Exhibition
    Dec 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fiat 500 on public display at The Museum of…

    The Fiat 500 F series will officially go on public display from February 10, 2019, as part of The Museum of Modern Art's "The Value of Good Design" exhibition in New York. Following last year's acquisition of the Fiat 500 by The Museum of Modern Art… more...
  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI).
    Dec 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Strap in your kids this festive season, pleads RMI

    The schools are out. Trailers are being packed and excited kids are hopping into cars for much-anticipated holidays. “Sadly, there are going to be fatalities on our roads this festive season many of which will include children simply because they… more...
  • Continental Further Enhances Supporting Services for ContiTread™ Partners in Europe
    Dec 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continental Further Enhances Supporting Services…

    Continental further strengthening its partnership with ContiTread™ cold retread shops ContiTread™ partners to receive enhanced services, including technical advice, process optimization and equipment support Services intended to increase their… more...
  • GUD Filters launches Service Kits
    Dec 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    GUD Filters launches Service Kits

    GUD Filters continues to innovate their product offering with the introduction of service kits. The GUD service kit includes the oil filter, air filter, fuel filter and engine oil required to perform a vehicle’s major service all in one box. “We are… more...
  • L-R - Thembela Makasi, Christo Klue, Moegamat Isaacs, Thomas Schaefer (Chairman and MD - VWSA), Loyiso Malotana, Clyde Swartz, Buyile Gqubule (Manager - VWSA PeoplePavilion)
    Dec 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen's PeoplePavilion turns 5

    Nearly half a million visitors since its official opening in 2013 Over 100 000 people have visited the facility in 2018 Volkswagen Group South Africa's multipurpose facility, PeoplePavilion in Uitenhage celebrated its 5th anniversary on 6 December.… more...
  • AIDC Eastern Cape explores smart industrial – driving Industrie 4.0
    Dec 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AIDC Eastern Cape explores smart industrial –…

    In alignment with its focussed strategy to support the South Africa Automotive Masterplan 2035 - and specifically the Skills and Localisation pillars - the AIDC has proposed to establish the academy to develop skills to support not only the… more...
  • Strong early support for 2019 Futuroad Truck and Bus Expo
    Dec 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Strong early support for 2019 Futuroad Truck and…

    Futuroad Expo Johannesburg The most comprehensive business platform for the truck, bus and commercial vehicle sector in the African continent. Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec, 18-21 September 2019 Messe Frankfurt South Africa, the organisers of the… more...
  • Financial plans must be living documents
    Dec 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Financial plans must be living documents

    South African businesses have had to negotiate a volatile economic environment over the past 12 months. From escalating petrol prices and the state capture scandal, to credit-rating downgrades and reduced consumer spending, it hasn’t been an easy… more...
  • Workplace Warzone
    Dec 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Workplace Warzone

    The strike in the Plastic Convertors’ Industry has entered its 9th week. This is one of the most violent strikes ever to take place in South Africa: one employee was murdered; many non-striking employees were assaulted at their place of work; one… more...
  • Bridgestone SA Small Medium & Large Fleet Executive Vernon Slack
    Dec 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Cradle to grave: Change the way you think about…

    Tyres represent a significant cost for the transport industry—and are vital to safety. Taking a holistic approach will generate huge savings, and also help to reduce accidents. We all know instinctively that buying quality makes sense but, in… more...
  • Panicking with cost of living - near to having your car repossessed?
    Dec 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Panicking with cost of living - near to having…

    Petrol is becoming unaffordable for many. Times are tough and, understandably, many people who are already struggling with the rising cost of life are falling behind on debt repayments. Co-founder of a new online auto auction platform, Renaldo de… more...
  • Nala Mofokeng honoured as Best Trainee in Volkswagen Group
    Dec 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Nala Mofokeng honoured as Best Trainee in…

    Nala Mofokeng honoured as one of 46 best young talents in Volkswagen Group in 2018 Nala Mofokeng of Volkswagen Group South Africa was one of the 46 best young talents in Volkswagen Group to be honoured with the 2018 Best Trainee Award last Friday in… more...
  • Mitsubishi scores with Hot Summer of Touch
    Dec 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mitsubishi scores with Hot Summer of Touch

    Summer beaches, hot bodies, sporty Mitsubishi - the Hot Summer of Touch 2018 is here! Starting way back in 1978 on a beach in Stilbaai when a local group of holiday makers in the small coastal town got together to formalise all the social games that… more...
  • New Tiger Wheel & Tyre for Modimolle in Limpopo Province
    Dec 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Tiger Wheel & Tyre for Modimolle in Limpopo…

    The town of Modimolle in Limpopo Province is the site of the country's newest Tiger Wheel & Tyre store. The store, which opened on 1 December 2018, is located at the ModiMall at the corner of Thabo Mbeki Drive and Limpopo Street. "Tiger Wheel & Tyre… more...
  • Christopher Kabosha, Senior Manager: Marketing and Corporate Affairs at Sasol Energy
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sasol Energy invests in mathematics laboratories…

    In support of South Africa’s 2030 education goals as set out in the National Development Plan, Sasol Energy has partnered with the SA Medical & Education (SAME) Foundation to renovate and equip mathematics laboratories at the Manyano High School in… more...
  • Basic conditions of employment act (BCEA) amendments to leave provisions
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Basic conditions of employment act (BCEA)…

    Dear NEASA employer The President, on 23 November 2018, assented to the Labour Laws Amendment Act. The practical effect of this is that employees will now be entitled to a number of new types of leave not previously provided for. The BCEA will in… more...
  • Continental Opens “Taraxagum Lab Anklam” Research Laboratory for Dandelion Rubber
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continental Opens “Taraxagum Lab Anklam” Research…

    Completed just a year after ground-breaking ceremon Investment of € 35 million for research on farming and extraction process Around 20 employees will work on an alternative for rubber from tropical regions in the future Continental, technology… more...
  • Previously Advantaged Campaign
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Previously Advantaged Campaign

    Thinking about the advantage of education and sparking conversation about how valuable ECD (early childhood development) is. more...
  • Donovan Harwick, HaynesPro, (right) presents the HaynesPro donation to Louis van Niekerk, Principal College of Cape Town (left).
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    College of Cape Town receives motor manual…

    It was an exciting day on 23 November at the College of Cape Town where representatives from HaynesPro, Ken and Donovan Harwick, donated 30 HaynesPro licenses to the College. The College was selected by the honourable Minister Nzimande of Higher… more...

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