All-new Land Cruiser PRado: truly masterful
Jul 12, 2024 Motoring

All-new Land Cruiser PRado: truly masterful

The all-new Land Cruiser Prado is the latest generation of a model that has built an unrivalled reputation for strength, reliability and the ability to cope with the harshest conditions, in all parts of the globe. Today more than ever, the Land…
FIAT celebrates its first 125 years and smiles to the future
Jul 12, 2024 Motoring

FIAT celebrates its first 125 years and smiles to the future

FIAT’s 125th anniversary “Smiling to the future” event has just come to a close at the Lingotto building in Turin. The ceremony was both a celebration of a milestone which few automakers reach and the beginning of a new chapter in the brand’s long…
Lifelong quest comes true for Jeep® brand enthusiast
Jul 12, 2024 Motoring

Lifelong quest comes true for Jeep® brand enthusiast

The Jeep® Willys became iconic almost the moment they started production in the middle of World War II becoming indispensable for the military and then singlehandedly introducing the concept of Sports Utility Vehicles decades before the concept…
Explore the Future of AI in the Aftermarket
Jul 12, 2024 Buzz

Explore the Future of AI in the Aftermarket

Let’s Talk Artificial Intelligence Our monthly webinar series covers the most critical topics impacting the automotive aftermarket, giving you unlimited access to expert insights. This series also provides a sneak peek into what AAPEX 2024 has in…
Tips for driving through fog
Jul 12, 2024 Mobility

Tips for driving through fog

Driving through fog will affect visibility, and it will also make it harder to gauge the distance between your vehicle and others. To stay safe and ensure road safety, it’s important to reduce speed and increase following distance, and to know when…
Stellantis SA shows youth the pathway to an automotive career
Jul 12, 2024 Buzz

Stellantis SA shows youth the pathway to an automotive career

Stellantis South Africa hosted 44 members of the SOS Children’s Villages at the corporate headquarters in Midrand today to introduce them to possible careers in the automotive industry. Accompanied by 14 staff members from the homes, many of them…
Communities must prepare for MK unrest
Jul 12, 2024 Buzz

Communities must prepare for MK unrest

Despite its incredibly successful electoral debut Jacob Zuma’s uMkhonto weSizwe Party (MK) is refusing to embrace the reality of the elections. The grand irony of the MK’s refusal to accept the election results is that if there was skulduggery, it…
Gold Status: Testimony to a thriving brand
Jul 11, 2024 Buzz

Gold Status: Testimony to a thriving brand

Mahindra has distinguished itself as one of only seven automotive brands that achieved Gold Status in the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) Report. Every year, NADA and its research partner, Lightstone…
More disclosure across the entire value chain
Jul 11, 2024 Mobility

More disclosure across the entire value chain

The Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) applaud the proactive stance being taken by the National Consumer Commission (NCC) to protect consumer rights. Prudence Moilwa, Head of Complaints and Investigations at the NCC was recently interviewed on…
Digital taxi initiative WOWS SA Transport Conference
Jul 11, 2024 Mobility

Digital taxi initiative WOWS SA Transport Conference

Delegates at the 42nd Southern African Transport Conference (SATC) currently underway at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Tshwane were surprised to find colourful minibus taxis parked inside the foyer of the venue. This was a departure…
NEASA Skills Training: Training August 2024
Jul 10, 2024 Buzz

NEASA Skills Training: Training August 2024

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: Occupational Health and Safety - R1 050.00 excl. VAT Firefighting - R860.00 excl. VAT First Aid - R1 100.00 excl. VAT The training will be conducted in…
Beware of tax season scammers
Jul 09, 2024 Buzz

Beware of tax season scammers

As the 2024 tax season officially gets underway and provisional and non-provisional taxpayers prepare their paperwork filing, Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO of ESET Southern Africa, says it’s essential to be extra vigilant as cybercriminals set their…
Battery hassles during the Winter months
Jul 09, 2024 Mobility

Battery hassles during the Winter months

Battery issues are a common complaint from car owners during the Winter months. Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) says the cold can be tough,…
TETA: New skills for a new era of transport
Jul 09, 2024 Mobility

TETA: New skills for a new era of transport

The South African transport sector is in the midst of a fundamental overhaul of its training and upskilling infrastructure, to capacitate the sector for radical socialand technological change. This was the word from MaphefoAnno-Frempong, CEO of the…
TGRSA shows tenacity at the Algoa Rally
Jul 09, 2024 Motorsport

TGRSA shows tenacity at the Algoa Rally

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa’s (TGRSA) National Rally Championship (NRC) team demonstrated characteristic tenacity during the Algoa Rally, which took place on 5-6 July 2024 in the Eastern Cape. The event, representing Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2024…
Creecy commits to fixing SA transport
Jul 09, 2024 Mobility

Creecy commits to fixing SA transport

New transport minister pledges to address SA transport challenges, and highlights progress made, as she opens 42nd Southern African Transport Conference. The South African transport sector is not working as it should, but the new South African…
Fresh new Hyundai i20 hits the road in South Africa
Jul 08, 2024 Motoring

Fresh new Hyundai i20 hits the road in South Africa

Hyundai’s new i20 has hit the road in South Africa with a refreshed, stylish design that is part of a well-rounded motoring package in the segment for hatchback cars, where it occupies a sizeable 10% share of this competitive part of the local car…
Leading transport operators are not born. They are made.
Jul 08, 2024 Mobility

Leading transport operators are not born. They are made.

An increased demand for road transport, largely driven by the rail service challenges South Africa has faced, has left many local supply chains heavily reliant on road fleet operators. This increased demand has led to growing pains as the industry…
OMODA & JAECOO partner with Absa for vehicle finance
Jul 08, 2024 Mobility

OMODA & JAECOO partner with Absa for vehicle finance

OMODA & JAECOO are pleased to announce a new partnership with Absa, a collaboration aimed at providing South African new-car buyers with fuss-free vehicle finance solutions. At the start of June 2024, the fast-growing automotive marques – which are…
Three in a row for Chery
Jul 08, 2024 Buzz

Three in a row for Chery

Chery has bagged its third consecutive Gold Award in the annual NADA Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI), giving it a perfect run since first opening its doors in South Africa. The company was one of only seven brands to achieve Gold status and arguably…
Suzuki Dealers give the brand a Platinum stamp of approval
Jul 08, 2024 Buzz

Suzuki Dealers give the brand a Platinum stamp of approval

Suzuki has become only the second vehicle manufacturer (OEM) and fourth brand to earn Platinum status in the annual NADA DSI Awards. The Platinum Award means that Suzuki has maintained a benchmark score of over 85% in the past year. The industry…
The new BMW R 1300 GS Adventure
Jul 08, 2024 Mobility

The new BMW R 1300 GS Adventure

The new BMW R 1300 GS Adventure: When it comes to motorcycle adventure and long-distance touring, this is the rock in the surf. An almost completely newly designed model with enhanced adventure expertise across the board. "The appearance of the new…
The Rising Value of Underrated Collector Cars
Jul 08, 2024 Motoring

The Rising Value of Underrated Collector Cars

Some classics are perennial all-stars of the collector car world; American muscle V8s, Italian supercars and – for many – the clean lines and superb engineering of Germany luxury cars crack the nod every time. But while they’re amazing to own, the…
SAPRA hopeful fuel prices will continue to drop
Jul 05, 2024 Mobility

SAPRA hopeful fuel prices will continue to drop

It would appear things are on the up for cash-strapped South Africans, thanks to the elections and, most recently, a drop in fuel prices. The Gross National Happiness Today (GNH.today) project reported this week that the happiness levels in the…
GetWorth and GRIT - Gender Rights and Tech join forces
Jul 05, 2024 Buzz

GetWorth and GRIT - Gender Rights and Tech join forces

GetWorth, a leading car and technology company, continues their partnership with GRIT – Gender Rights in Tech (formerly Kwanele), an accredited NGO dedicated to ending gender-based violence (GBV) in South Africa. Together, they are taking a powerful…
Toyota, Lexus and Hino achieve Platinum at 2024 NADA DSI Awards
Jul 05, 2024 Buzz

Toyota, Lexus and Hino achieve Platinum at 2024 NADA DSI Awards

Toyota and its affiliated brands Lexus and Hino, each took home a platinum award at the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) Dealer Satisfaction Index Awards at a prestigious ceremony held on Tuesday, 2 July 2024. Notably, the top three…
Hino continues its domination of customer service survey
Jul 05, 2024 Mobility

Hino continues its domination of customer service survey

Hino South Africa has continued its dominance of the quarterly DataTrack customer service survey filling top positions in all aspects of the research for each of the first two quarters of 2024. “Not only was Hino top in the combined score for each…
Clarity on Zimbabwean Exemption Permits (ZEPs) deadlines
Jul 05, 2024 Buzz

Clarity on Zimbabwean Exemption Permits (ZEPs) deadlines

With regard to our recent newsletter concerning the ZEP dispensation, we wish to provide further clarity for all affected parties on the relevant deadlines and periods of validity of the ZEPs: Current ZEP holders of the original ZEPs: extended and…
Toyota maintains strong sales momentum throughout June
Jul 04, 2024 Motoring

Toyota maintains strong sales momentum throughout June

Toyota South Africa Motors maintained its lead in local vehicle sales, selling 9,743 units out of the total 40,072 vehicles purchased by domestic customers resulting in a market share of 24.3%. TSAM led the Passenger, Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV),…
Which Fleet Safety Awards’ category fits?
Jul 04, 2024 Mobility

Which Fleet Safety Awards’ category fits?

Entries for the Fleet Safety Awards have been open for almost two months giving entrants plenty of time to look at the different categories available. While some may immediately know which categories are the perfect fit for them, others may…
Retail Motor Industry congratulates new cabinet appointments
Jul 04, 2024 Buzz

Retail Motor Industry congratulates new cabinet appointments

Ipeleng Mabusela, CEO strategy and corporate support for the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), the leading voice in the automotive aftermarket sector with more than 170,000 employees employed through its eight associations, warmly…
Electric taxis: A complicated process
Jul 04, 2024 Mobility

Electric taxis: A complicated process

There are many economic and environmental benefits to seeing the South African taxi industry move towards electric vehicles. But achieving that would mean dealing with a complex web of issues, a new paper notes. South Africa’s minibus-taxi industry…
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 awarded test winner by ADAC
Jul 04, 2024 Buzz

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 awarded test winner by ADAC

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 has become the first all-season tyre to ever receive a ‘Good’ rating in an ADAC tyre test, having won the German organisation’s 16-inch all-season tyre test published this week. ADAC, Europe’s largest automobile…
All economic plans fail
Jul 04, 2024 Buzz

All economic plans fail

As South Africa emerges from the recent general elections, it is crucial to remember that our collective problems as a country are not caused by personalities, but rather by policies. With a majority of the electorate voting for state…
TGRSA gears up for the exciting Algoa Rally
Jul 03, 2024 Motorsport

TGRSA gears up for the exciting Algoa Rally

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa (TGRSA) is set to tackle the next challenge in the 2024 South African National Rally Championship (SANRC) as they prepare for the Algoa Rally. This event, which serves as Rounds 5 and 6 of the championship, will take…
Parents, these are the top 7 car seat mistakes
Jul 03, 2024 Mobility

Parents, these are the top 7 car seat mistakes

South Africa’s road traffic fatality rate is well above the global average, and road traffic accidents are still one of the top causes of death in children younger than 10 years old. It's crucial to ensure a child passenger’s safety by using a car…
Winds of Ministerial change through core Departments
Jul 03, 2024 Mobility

Winds of Ministerial change through core Departments

The President's announcement of the new Cabinet on 1 July 2024 raises concerns about political motivations, rather than a focused effort to address the country's pressing issues. Despite the rhetoric about "delivery," there are indications that the…
Strong performances by TGRSA drivers at Aldo Scribante
Jul 03, 2024 Motorsport

Strong performances by TGRSA drivers at Aldo Scribante

The National Extreme Festival returned to the Aldo Scribante Raceway in Gqeberha for Round 4 of the 2024 South African Touring Car Championship (SATC) this past weekend. Spectators were treated to an exhilarating display of motorsport as TGRSA…
Why SA needs a pro-free market coalition
Jul 03, 2024 Buzz

Why SA needs a pro-free market coalition

Regardless of which form the final ruling coalition takes, for South Africa to thrive the new government must push for more liberty and a freer market. The African National Congress (ANC), which has historically stood against the free market and…
Affordability choking SA new vehicle sales
Jul 02, 2024 Mobility

Affordability choking SA new vehicle sales

With yet another year-on-year decline in new vehicle sales, leading vehicle and asset finance house, WesBank, says affordability is the biggest factor limiting growth. This view is supported by the TransUnion SA Vehicle Pricing Index that showed…
Fuel price drop – time to relax?
Jul 02, 2024 Mobility

Fuel price drop – time to relax?

After several consecutive increases of fuel prices, motorists will be elated by the decrease in fuel prices this week by R1.10 per litre for ULP95 and 45c per litre for diesel. Waiting for the petrol price decrease is, however, not the only way…
NAACAM welcomes new Cabinet appointment in South Africa
Jul 02, 2024 Buzz

NAACAM welcomes new Cabinet appointment in South Africa

The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) congratulates the newly appointed members of cabinet to deliver on the mandate of South Africa’s seventh democratic administration. This cabinet, framed under that of…
Hino’s offer seen as “too good to be true”
Jul 02, 2024 Mobility

Hino’s offer seen as “too good to be true”

Hino South Africa’s Guaranteed Future Value (GFV) financing offer for leasing a Hino 700 truck-tractor impressed visitors on the Hino stand at the recent Nampo Harvest Day Agricultural Show in Bothaville, that some believed it was too good to be…
New Ministers must step up government’s service to citizens
Jul 02, 2024 Buzz

New Ministers must step up government’s service to citizens

Engagement with civil organisations is crucial going forward. The finalisation of the Cabinet of National Unity by President Cyril Ramaphosa has brought certainty to the leadership of key government departments, a move welcomed by the Automobile…
Is there a “best time” to buy or sell a used vehicle?
Jul 02, 2024 Mobility

Is there a “best time” to buy or sell a used vehicle?

When it comes to selling or buying a pre-owned car, several factors come into play. However, one often overlooked aspect that can significantly impact these transactions is understanding the optimal times to engage in such processes. According to…
Hino SA wins awards for 13th consecutive years
Jul 02, 2024 Buzz

Hino SA wins awards for 13th consecutive years

Hino South Africa has once again won global Service and Parts Distributor of the Year Awards from Hino Motors Limited, in Japan. This is the 13th consecutive year that Hino SA has won these two accolades which are contested by Hino distributors…
Kia South Africa welcomes Paul Turnbull as CEO
Jul 01, 2024 Buzz

Kia South Africa welcomes Paul Turnbull as CEO

Kia South Africa today welcomes Paul Turnbull as CEO. The leadership change was announced by Osman Arbee, CEO of Motus Holdings, in April and comes into effect as of today as part of a broader set of leadership changes with the group. Turnbull joins…
Maiden winners, surprises aplenty at Gqeberha Festival
Jul 01, 2024 Motorsport

Maiden winners, surprises aplenty at Gqeberha Festival

Gqeberha’s midseason Extreme Festival not only delivered much splendid action at the Aldo Scribante racetrack, but surprise results and maiden winners aplenty made for an exceptional race weekend. The surprises started in the South African Touring…
Cape racers to the fore in great Touring Car racing
Jul 01, 2024 Motorsport

Cape racers to the fore in great Touring Car racing

Gqeberha’s midseason South African Touring Cars round proved something of a Cape Town flavoured turn-up of the books at Aldo Scribante. Province lad Julian van der Watt and maiden winner, Jozi rookie Anthony Pretorius shared the top class honours.…
Cut Cabinet from 31 to 10 ministries, says FMF
Jul 01, 2024 Buzz

Cut Cabinet from 31 to 10 ministries, says FMF

In light of the protracted negotiations to form a Government of National Unity (GNU), the Free Market Foundation (FMF) has proposed that South Africa’s current, bloated Cabinet should be reduced from 31 portfolios to only 10 ministries. According to…
Our Ford Stories: Ford Family for Life - Ford Clubs
Jul 01, 2024 Motoring

Our Ford Stories: Ford Family for Life - Ford Clubs

We are so pleased to share the latest video from Ford SA's 'Our Ford Stories' video series, coinciding with Ford South Africa's centenary celebrations. The video shines a spotlight on Ford’s vibrant and diverse car clubs across the country. It…
Here’s to the overjoyed Renault Kiger competition winner
Jun 28, 2024 Buzz

Here’s to the overjoyed Renault Kiger competition winner

Renault South Africa launched a national ‘test-drive-to-win’ competition on 19th April 2024, with the chance to win a brand-new Renault Kiger Turbo model worth R339 999. The competition was officially introduced at the ABSA Wildeklawer event in…
Cars in the Park 2024 at Zwartkops is just one month away
Jun 28, 2024 Motoring

Cars in the Park 2024 at Zwartkops is just one month away

Classic car owners in the Gauteng and Pretoria regions have just one month to prepare for the biggest car show of the year. The 42nd running of the Cars in the Park takes place at the Zwartkops Raceway outside Pretoria on Sunday August 4, 2024 and…
Kelston named Renault SA’s top micro dealership
Jun 28, 2024 Buzz

Kelston named Renault SA’s top micro dealership

Eastern Cape auto retailer Kelston Motor Group has been named Renault South Africa’s Dealer of the Year in the micro category for the second year running. Kelston Renault in Komani took the coveted title, following in the footsteps of its sister…
Toyota Hilux Raider 48V: The Making of Modern Toughness
Jun 28, 2024 Motoring

Toyota Hilux Raider 48V: The Making of Modern Toughness

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) unveils a bolder, refreshed Hilux Raider, innovative 48V technology on selected Hilux double cabs, as well as a host of Toyota-approved accessories. Innovative 48V Technology Refreshed Hilux Raider Toyota-approved…
Meet the winner of Motor Mech 2024
Jun 28, 2024 Buzz

Meet the winner of Motor Mech 2024

On the 15 June twelve talented young students battled it out for top honours at the Port Rex Motor Mech show. There can however only be one winner and this year top honours went to 19 year-old Grade 12 student, Johnathan du Toit from Daniel Pienaar…
Good fuel price news expected for July
Jun 28, 2024 Mobility

Good fuel price news expected for July

Unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) is indicating decreases to fuel prices – particularly significant drops to petrol prices – for July which, says the Automobile Association (AA), will bring much needed relief to embattled consumers.…
Lots of action for the body & paint industry
Jun 27, 2024 Buzz

Lots of action for the body & paint industry

From 10 to 14 September 2024, Automechanika in Frankfurt has a lot to offer for professionals in the body & paint sector: Lectures on repairing electric vehicles, practical workshops and live painting, a lounge for expert meetings, an after-work…
MEIBC: Employers, retain your skilled employees
Jun 27, 2024 Buzz

MEIBC: Employers, retain your skilled employees

As previously communicated, Seifsa concluded a 3-year wage agreement with NUMSA and other trade unions. It is expected that this agreement, at some point in time, may be extended by the Minister of Employment and Labour to all employers falling…
TecDoc: Global Standard Celebrates its 30th Anniversary
Jun 27, 2024 Buzz

TecDoc: Global Standard Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

TecAlliance, the leading expert for data management and processes in the automotive aftermarket, has reason to celebrate: the TecDoc Standard was launched in 1994 as a uniform format for the entry, publication and distribution of high-quality spare…
Introducing the Range Rover Sport SV Celestial Collection
Jun 27, 2024 Motoring

Introducing the Range Rover Sport SV Celestial Collection

Range Rover has revealed an exclusive collection of exquisitely crafted, bespoke Range Rover Sport SV vehicles, each offering a sophisticated and refined vision of modern luxury – inspired by the world’s oldest stories and deepest mysteries. The…
Tyre industry opens doors for unemployed youth
Jun 26, 2024 Buzz

Tyre industry opens doors for unemployed youth

Upskilling changes lives. Xolani Kweyama (26), like thousands of other South African youths, grappled with the challenge of unemployment. He worked ad hoc in construction but he dreamt of working in the tyre industry. His dreams were waning fast…
Clark Announces American Homecoming
Jun 26, 2024 Mobility

Clark Announces American Homecoming

Clark Material Handling is pleased to announce the establishment of its Global Headquarters in the United States. This move returns a premier American brand, the creator of the modern forklift, from Korea back to the US and lays the foundation for a…
AERO South Africa 2024 countdown starts
Jun 26, 2024 Buzz

AERO South Africa 2024 countdown starts

Messe Frankfurt South Africa in partnership with Fairnamic GmbH and Adrenaline Show productions is proud to announce the highly anticipated return of AERO South Africa, the premier general aviation trade show, for its fourth edition. With just 2…
GetWorth: Unlocking the Value of Your Vehicle Trade-In
Jun 25, 2024 Mobility

GetWorth: Unlocking the Value of Your Vehicle Trade-In

As automotive markets continue to evolve, trading in a vehicle has become an increasingly popular option for consumers looking to upgrade their driving experience. Wesley Procter, Head of Sales at getWorth, sheds some light on the benefits of…
TGRSA all set for SATC action at Aldo Scribante
Jun 25, 2024 Motorsport

TGRSA all set for SATC action at Aldo Scribante

The excitement continues to build as TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa (TGRSA) heads to the Aldo Scribante Raceway in Gqeberha for Round 4 of the 2024 South African Touring Car Championship (SATC) this weekend. The upcoming race promises to deliver…
Chery earns top spot in prestigious brand report
Jun 25, 2024 Buzz

Chery earns top spot in prestigious brand report

Chery hit the top spot in the auto category of the prestigious Google X Kantar BrandZ Top 50 Chinese Global Brand Builders for 2024. This is the second consecutive year that Chery ranked first among Chinese automotive brands with a global appeal.…
New OMODA C5 Style: an even more affordable option for SA
Jun 25, 2024 Motoring

New OMODA C5 Style: an even more affordable option for SA

OMODA South Africa has launched an exciting new entry-level version of the popular C5 crossover, a move that makes the fast-growing brand even more accessible to South African new-car buyers Priced at just R359 900, the arrival of the new C5 Style…
Reject the false dichotomy of ANC-DA or ANC-EFF
Jun 25, 2024 Buzz

Reject the false dichotomy of ANC-DA or ANC-EFF

The election is over. Arguably the next most important phase is now under way: coalition negotiations. But the narrative that South Africa only has two options, being an ANC-DA or ANC-EFF government, is dangerously misleading. I have spent an…
South Africa’s Auto Sector Arrives at a Crossroads
Jun 25, 2024 Motoring

South Africa’s Auto Sector Arrives at a Crossroads

Innovation needed to stimulate sales, bring new ownership models, and include the underserved Data for Q1 2024 shows overall sales volumes remain low across both used and new vehicles Nominal loan amounts have grown but are not keeping pace with…
Seeing through the mist
Jun 25, 2024 Mobility

Seeing through the mist

Schools have broken up for the winter holidays and drivers may be preparing for trips to warmer weather in Durban, a break in Cape Town or to visit family across South Africa. As it is winter, one is more likely to encounter misty conditions which…
Here’s what to do if you’ve been in a car accident
Jun 25, 2024 Mobility

Here’s what to do if you’ve been in a car accident

By Keletso Mpisane, Head of Blink by MiWay Car accidents are scary and overwhelming ordeals. Unfortunately, they can happen at any place and time. This makes it important for drivers to equip themselves with the knowledge to cope when in a crash.…
Digital wallet usage becomes ‘habit’ for SA consumers
Jun 25, 2024 Mobility

Digital wallet usage becomes ‘habit’ for SA consumers

Digital wallet payments in South Africa are now a habit, with consumers preferring to use contactless payments. So said Lineshree Moodley, Visa SA country manager, unpacking the results of the SpendTrend24 report in Sandton, this morning. A Visa and…
Failing to plan, planning to fail
Jun 25, 2024 Mobility

Failing to plan, planning to fail

As drivers take full advantage of downtime during the school holidays and set their sights on holiday destinations across South Africa, it is essential to place emphasis on the subsequent preparation and planning of these holidays. This will help…
Chemical Logistics Racing to defend title advantage
Jun 25, 2024 Motorsport

Chemical Logistics Racing to defend title advantage

Chemical Logistics Racing is looking forward to racing on neutral territory when the South African Touring Cars team heads to Aldo Scribante Race Track’s midwinter midseason Extreme Festival races in Gqeberha on Saturday 29 June. Runaway…
Hijacking: 7 ways to avoid becoming a statistic
Jun 21, 2024 Mobility

Hijacking: 7 ways to avoid becoming a statistic

The latest figures from the SA Police Service show that 66 cars are being stolen daily across South Africa – an increase of 6.5% from 2023. Information from Tracker shows that hi-jackings account for 55% of vehicle crime incidents among their…
What’s in a name?
Jun 21, 2024 Mobility

What’s in a name?

Replacing parts can be a costly issue, but since the implementation of the Competition Commission’s new Guidelines in July 2021, the consumer is finally allowed to shop around and use “non-original” spare parts which generally come with a more…
Look after your car this winter
Jun 21, 2024 Mobility

Look after your car this winter

With the winter cold setting in across South Africa, now is the best time to perform maintenance on your vehicle. The AA says many problems that stay unnoticed during warmer months can be exacerbated with lower temperatures and that checking these…
TIGERS take top honours in hotly contested competition
Jun 20, 2024 Buzz

TIGERS take top honours in hotly contested competition

Emotions were high and talent in abundance as eight young contestants from Port Rex Technical High School in East London and a team of four from Daniel Pienaar Technical High School in Kariega battled it out on Saturday 15 June 2024, to see who the…
Volkswagen commits to enhancing youth employability
Jun 20, 2024 Buzz

Volkswagen commits to enhancing youth employability

Volkswagen Group Africa (VWGA) is dedicated to improving the employability of South African youth by providing them with essential knowledge and skills, and offering opportunities to showcase their abilities, establish a strong work ethic, and prove…
Early Awards Entries: Your Headstart to Victory
Jun 20, 2024 Mobility

Early Awards Entries: Your Headstart to Victory

The Fleet Safety Awards 2024 have officially kicked off, and entries are steadily pouring in as organizations and individuals take advantage of the upgraded and simplified platform. However, MasterDrive is sweetening the deal further by offering…
Know your rights with the NFO – get back to basics
Jun 20, 2024 Mobility

Know your rights with the NFO – get back to basics

South African consumers across the board find themselves increasingly under pressure due to the high cost of living and other factors outside their control, such as the increasing food and petrol prices, with most of their budget going towards…
Receive Free Registration and Special Benefits at AAPEX
Jun 19, 2024 Buzz

Receive Free Registration and Special Benefits at AAPEX

Attend AAPEX 2024 with an Industry Delegation. Discover an expanded show floor with more innovative products and training to drive your business forward at AAPEX 2024, the premier event bringing the global automotive aftermarket industry together.…
The new BMW X3
Jun 19, 2024 Motoring

The new BMW X3

Modernity, presence and sporting flair reach new levels: the best-seller embarks on a new era. Boasting greater sporting appeal, visual impact and versatility than ever, the new BMW X3 assumes the mantle of talented all-rounder for everyday use,…
BAIC Makes a Statement at Festival of Motoring
Jun 19, 2024 Motoring

BAIC Makes a Statement at Festival of Motoring

BAIC South Africa, a standout at this year's Festival of Motoring, will showcase its unique commitment to innovation and excellence in the automotive industry. The brand's distinctive display featured its current lineup, with the BEIJING X55 and B40…
1000 Miglia 2024: yet another triumph for Alfa Romeo
Jun 19, 2024 Motorsport

1000 Miglia 2024: yet another triumph for Alfa Romeo

On the afternoon of 18 June 2024, by the Rebuffone Gardens on Viale Venezia, Brescia – the traditional and historic starting and finishing point of the 1000 Miglia – the 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Super Sport driven by Vesco and Salvinelli was the…
MasterDrive Driver Search for the win!
Jun 19, 2024 Mobility

MasterDrive Driver Search for the win!

The MasterDrive Driver Search completed on a high this year with its winner securing first place in his class at the Simola Hillclimb in May. Winner, Shuaib Dhansay, impressed not only with his driving skills that placed him first in his class but…
Positive outlook for most fuel prices for July
Jun 19, 2024 Mobility

Positive outlook for most fuel prices for July

Unaudited mid-month fuel data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) is indicating a decrease to prices for all fuels in July, with ULP93 currently showing the biggest decrease. But, says the Automobile Association (AA), this may change ahead of the…
Podium for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in Le Mans thriller
Jun 19, 2024 Motorsport

Podium for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in Le Mans thriller

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing fell narrowly short of an unforgettable Le Mans 24 Hours victory after an epic battle in changing conditions delivered a hard-earned podium in the 92nd edition of the legendary event, the fourth round of the 2024 FIA World…
Exciting changes underway at Mazda South Africa
Jun 19, 2024 Buzz

Exciting changes underway at Mazda South Africa

The Mazda brand has undergone many evolutions since it first started as a cork manufacturer in the 1920’s. The first Mazda vehicle, called the ‘Mazda-Go’ was introduced in 1931. Mazda has since grown into a leading global vehicle manufacturer with a…
You’ll love these garage design ideas
Jun 19, 2024 Mobility

You’ll love these garage design ideas

A well-designed garage should be able to store your car and still have some space for other storage items, whether it’s household junk, boats, motorbikes, bicycles and/or items such as gym equipment. “Your garage is one of the most useful spaces in…
Ferrari wins astounding Le Mans 24 Hour
Jun 19, 2024 Motorsport

Ferrari wins astounding Le Mans 24 Hour

Nielsen, Fuoco & Molina Overcome Odds for Epic Victory Ferrari won its second straight Le Mans 24 Hour since returning to the classic race. Nicklas Nielsen drove an economy run to squeeze home on empty tanks as he took the Ferrari AF Corse 499P he…
Navigating vehicle finance during challenging economic times
Jun 18, 2024 Buzz

Navigating vehicle finance during challenging economic times

By Dumisani Zwane, MFC Executive The road to vehicle ownership is often paved with financial complexities, and the current challenging economic landscape has added a variety of speed bumps and road hazards to further complicate the journey. Rising…
The new Kia Sonet. The best just got better
Jun 18, 2024 Motoring

The new Kia Sonet. The best just got better

Kia South Africa introduces the new Sonet to the South African market, building on a range that has surpassed all expectations since its local introduction in 2021 with a significantly updated exterior design, an upgraded interior*, and a…
Viareggio–Rome: stage 3 of Alfa Romeo's 1000 Miglia
Jun 18, 2024 Motoring

Viareggio–Rome: stage 3 of Alfa Romeo's 1000 Miglia

Stage 3 of the 1000 Miglia was held on 13 June 2024, with Rome as its destination. Setting off from Viareggio, the convoy veered inland to pass through Lucca followed by Pontedera, Rosignano Marittimo, Bibbona, Castagneto Carducci, until it reached…
Most important investment in the youth
Jun 18, 2024 Mobility

Most important investment in the youth

Youth Month not only marks a significant day in South Africa’s history but is an important month to consider the future of the country’s youth. An essential aspect of equipping the youth to reach their full potential in the future is providing the…
Grande Panda: FIAT’s new global player
Jun 14, 2024 Motoring

Grande Panda: FIAT’s new global player

With more than a century’s worth of history, FIAT is one of the oldest operating automobile manufacturers and a truly global brand which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. FIAT's history is dotted with achievements, records, leadership,…
STOP In For A FREE Vehicle Safety Check
Jun 14, 2024 Buzz

STOP In For A FREE Vehicle Safety Check

NO COMPROMISES WHEN IT COMES TO SAFETY FREE VEHICLE SAFETY CHECK This winter, we're encouraging you to not only take care of your own personal health, but the health of your vehicle too. Regular safety checks is just one way to ensure a safer,…
Global electricity demand for EVs to skyrocket 630% by 2030
Jun 14, 2024 Mobility

Global electricity demand for EVs to skyrocket 630% by 2030

Last year - 2023 - proved exceptionally impactful when it comes to global electric vehicle (EV) adoption as EV-driven energy demand rocketed more than 120% compared to 2022. Major changes are evident in Europe, the United States, and China. Finbold…
Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA) : Save on your contributions!
Jun 14, 2024 Buzz

Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA) : Save on your contributions!

By utilising NEASA’s expert COIDA services in the re-classification of an entity, employers have saved millions in their annual RMA- and Compensation Fund contributions. NEASA can help your business identify and/or recover any…
Stellantis commits to robust customer care promise
Jun 14, 2024 Mobility

Stellantis commits to robust customer care promise

Stellantis has committed to a series of guarantees for customers owning its vehicles within their warranty period. The company’s Customer Care Promise puts the customer at the very centre of the ownership experience, delivering service commitments…
Jaguar marks sports car anniversary with final F-TYPE
Jun 14, 2024 Motoring

Jaguar marks sports car anniversary with final F-TYPE

The final Jaguar F-TYPE sports car made at the brand’s manufacturing facility in Castle Bromwich will join the Jaguar Heritage collection – 50 years to the day since the last Jaguar E-type drove off the production line. The final F-TYPE is a 5.0…
16 and 17 June 2024 : Payment for public holidays
Jun 14, 2024 Buzz

16 and 17 June 2024 : Payment for public holidays

16 June 2024 is a public holiday and falls on a Sunday this year. In terms of the Public Holiday Act, if a public holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday will also be regarded as a public holiday. This means that 17 June will also be a…
Yes of Corsa!
Jun 14, 2024 Motoring

Yes of Corsa!

The all-new OPEL Cora is more modern, more digital, and more diverse than ever. Forever forward since 1899, OPEL has penned a fresh new precision-designed look and developed engineering to put the fun back into driving. The future-ready German city…
NHI will lead to healthcare collapse, drive doctors abroad
Jun 14, 2024 Buzz

NHI will lead to healthcare collapse, drive doctors abroad

National Health Insurance (NHI) will not improve South Africa’s healthcare system. Instead of enabling the poor to access high quality healthcare, it is much more likely to bankrupt the fiscus, while tearing down competent private sector healthcare…
The New MINI Cooper 5 Door
Jun 14, 2024 Motoring

The New MINI Cooper 5 Door

The MINI Cooper 5 Door, characterised by the brand's typical driving fun, extended space, and distinctive functionality, now joins the MINI family. These characteristics make the five-seater an exceptional phenomenon in its segment, together with…
How Porsche indelibly links Kyalami and Le Mans
Jun 13, 2024 Motorsport

How Porsche indelibly links Kyalami and Le Mans

Many Porsche Racing at Kyalami book images could well be of the 24 Hour. With the Le Mans 24 Hour top of mind and, based on its recent form, the possibility of Porsche taking its 20th victory this weekend, the new book, 60 Years of Porsche Racing at…
Alfa Romeo's 1000 Miglia 2024 kicks off
Jun 13, 2024 Motorsport

Alfa Romeo's 1000 Miglia 2024 kicks off

After passing the usual sporting and technical checks, the 42nd 1000 Miglia kicks off on 11 June2024. Over 400 models will be taking part in this year's regularity race for vintage cars, over 50 of which will be Alfa Romeos, making it the largest…
The FMF’s five preconditions for national coalition
Jun 13, 2024 Buzz

The FMF’s five preconditions for national coalition

The Free Market Foundation (FMF) has released its five non-negotiable terms in the formation of a national coalition government or ‘government of national unity,’ should the parties reject a confidence-and-supply option. ‘The FMF remains committed…
Volkswagen Group Africa welcomes new non-executive director
Jun 13, 2024 Buzz

Volkswagen Group Africa welcomes new non-executive director

Volkswagen Group Africa (VWGA) has appointed Yolanda Cuba as a non-executive Director on their Board of Management. Cuba, who joined the Board effective 1 June 2024, is the Vice President for the Southern and East Africa regions for the MTN Group.…
Five stages at the Automechanika Academy
Jun 13, 2024 Buzz

Five stages at the Automechanika Academy

The broad range of topics at Automechanika Frankfurt is also reflected in the Academy programme. The international trade fair offers exciting presentations, talks and panel discussions on pressing issues and the latest developments in the automotive…
Armoured Mobility to Exhibit at Securex South Africa 2024
Jun 11, 2024 Mobility

Armoured Mobility to Exhibit at Securex South Africa 2024

Armoured Mobility is excited to announce its participation in Securex South Africa 2024, the continent’s premier security and fire exhibition. The event will be held from June 11-13 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, offering the…
What to expect from Automechanika 2024
Jun 11, 2024 Buzz

What to expect from Automechanika 2024

Registration for the ninth Automechanika happening from 19-21 November 2024 at the Johannesburg Expo Center is open. Automechanika is the premier event for the automotive service industry in Africa, Automechanika Johannesburg promises an…
Roaring onto the scene: Hilux GR-S III has arrived
Jun 11, 2024 Motoring

Roaring onto the scene: Hilux GR-S III has arrived

The legendary Toyota Hilux reaches new heights of performance, ride comfort and imposing appearance with the Hilux GR-S III. Building on its multiple Dakar Rally-winning heritage, the Hilux GR SPORT III achieves a new pinnacle for Toyota’s…
NEASA Skills Training: Training July 2024
Jun 11, 2024 Buzz

NEASA Skills Training: Training July 2024

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: Occupational Health and Safety - R1 050.00 excl. VAT Firefighting - R860.00 excl. VAT First Aid - R1 100.00 excl. VAT The training will be conducted in…
Tips for buying a used car
Jun 11, 2024 Mobility

Tips for buying a used car

Navigating the maze of options when purchasing a used car demands careful consideration. Before investing, identify your budget and priorities. Ensure to include items like extended warranties and maintenance costs in your plans. “With these car…
What are solutions to our crime crisis?
Jun 11, 2024 Buzz

What are solutions to our crime crisis?

Based on official statistics and the fact of unreported cases, anecdotally, the crime situation seems to be approaching apocalyptic proportions. Yet, the situation is not insurmountable, but it is reversible to a significant extent. All it takes is…
Compensation Fund - Employer Audits
Jun 11, 2024 Buzz

Compensation Fund - Employer Audits

NEASA has, once again, received communication from employers across various industries, regarding their receipt of a Notice of Audit, distributed by audit firms contracted by the Compensation Fund. Such Notices instruct these randomly selected…
LDV D90 Luxury SUV arrives in South Africa
Jun 10, 2024 Motoring

LDV D90 Luxury SUV arrives in South Africa

The first two units of the LDV D90 SUV have arrived in South Africa, making it the first country in the world outside China to receive this new flagship model. The two models – a D90 Elite and D90 Flagship – are in South Africa for customer viewing…
‘Govt of national unity’ co-opts opposition, FMF warns
Jun 10, 2024 Buzz

‘Govt of national unity’ co-opts opposition, FMF warns

The Free Market Foundation (FMF) is warning that the eagerness to form a ‘government of national unity’ risks co-opting the opposition at a time when accountability is most needed. The FMF is cautioning opposition parties to remain sober and reject…
Beware parking pitfalls
Jun 10, 2024 Mobility

Beware parking pitfalls

If asked what the top three locations of car accidents are, it is unlikely parking lots would be quoted by many. Yet, it is one of the most common places for collisions. According to statistics from the National Safety Council in the USA, there are…
Are you prepared for where EVs are going?
Jun 10, 2024 Buzz

Are you prepared for where EVs are going?

EVs Transforming the Industry Announcing June’s FREE webinar: The Future of EV with the Current Headwinds Thursday, June 20 12-1 p.m ET. During this 45-minute crash course, you’ll explore critical topics in the fast-growing EV market including state…
Le Mans awaits Toyota Gazoo Racing
Jun 07, 2024 Motorsport

Le Mans awaits Toyota Gazoo Racing

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing takes on the immense challenge of the Le Mans 24 Hours on 15-16 June targeting its sixth victory in the legendary French race, round four of the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season. As reigning World Champions,…
TecCom e-Invoicing Services Achieve ISO 27001 Certification
Jun 07, 2024 Buzz

TecCom e-Invoicing Services Achieve ISO 27001 Certification

TecAlliance has successfully achieved the ISO/IEC 27001:2022 certification for development, operation and maintenance of SaaS solutions in the area of e-invoicing. This certification affirms TecAlliance’s dedication to excellence in data and process…
Driving design: Lexus inspires Creative Collab with Decorex
Jun 07, 2024 Motoring

Driving design: Lexus inspires Creative Collab with Decorex

Renowned for its design excellence and impeccable craftsmanship, Lexus has once again joined forces with Decorex Africa as the exclusive vehicle partner for the second consecutive year. However, this year Lexus has elevated the collaboration to new…
COIDA: Return Of Earnings: Submission date extended
Jun 07, 2024 Buzz

COIDA: Return Of Earnings: Submission date extended

The submission date for all businesses to submit their annual Return of Earnings (ROEs), has been extended to 30 June 2024. No new Letters of Good Standing (LOGS) will be issued to businesses that fail to timeously file, submit and pay their…
AutoTrader Dealer Convention 2024 Exclusive Highlights
Jun 07, 2024 Buzz

AutoTrader Dealer Convention 2024 Exclusive Highlights

We’re excited to share the highlights from our recent AutoTrader Dealer Convention: Global & local keynote speakers shared latest trends and insights in the automotive industry in South Africa. Engaging discussions from two dynamic panels, led by…
Absa and Renault in South Africa Announce Strategic Alliance
Jun 07, 2024 Buzz

Absa and Renault in South Africa Announce Strategic Alliance

Absa and Renault in South Africa are delighted to announce a strategic alliance designed to drive market-leading growth for both businesses. This partnership brings to market the launch of Renault Financial Services, a finance product of Absa, aimed…
TEPA advocating for a safer and more sustainable future
Jun 07, 2024 Buzz

TEPA advocating for a safer and more sustainable future

This week on Wednesday 5 June 2024, businesses, governments and people around the world celebrated World Environment Day focuses on land restoration, desertification and drought resilience under the slogan “Our land. Our future. We are…
5 Keys to Entrepreneurial Success
Jun 07, 2024 Buzz

5 Keys to Entrepreneurial Success

Celebrating a woman’s accomplishments in the evolving business landscape In a world where female entrepreneurship is gaining momentum, Jacqueline van Rooijen, Business Growth Consultant and Director at Ycagel exemplifies resilience and innovation.…
JAC Motors produces 300,000th T-Series double-cab bakkie
Jun 06, 2024 Buzz

JAC Motors produces 300,000th T-Series double-cab bakkie

JAC Motors has just rolled off its 300,000th T-Series double-cab bakkie from the Yangzhou production line in the Jiangsu Province, in China, coinciding with its 60th birthday celebrations. While it took 13 years to produce 200,000 T-Series bakkies,…
Toyota South Africa Motors Backs the Ultimate Human Race
Jun 05, 2024 Buzz

Toyota South Africa Motors Backs the Ultimate Human Race

A partnership spanning two decades, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) continues its support of the 2024 Comrades Marathon. With just 4 days left, the 97th Comrades Marathon will be the 49th Up Run on Sunday, 9 June 2024, starting at the Durban City…
The all-new BMW 1 Series
Jun 05, 2024 Motoring

The all-new BMW 1 Series

The pioneer of driving pleasure in the premium compact segment is entering its fourth model generation. With a dynamic design presence, a completely revised drive portfolio and extensively improved chassis technology, the new BMW 1 Series has…
South Africa’s 2024 election: what the numbers tell us
Jun 05, 2024 Buzz

South Africa’s 2024 election: what the numbers tell us

This election was a seismic disaster for the ruling African National Congress (ANC), and also might not be as good for its breakaway uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) faction as widely presumed. What the ANC laments might be what the country needs. This is an…
FMF calls for ‘No-alition’ government in SA
Jun 05, 2024 Buzz

FMF calls for ‘No-alition’ government in SA

The Free Market Foundation (FMF) has urged political parties in South Africa to reject all possible coalition arrangements in favour of a ‘no-alition’ confidence-and-supply alternative. In the wake of the historic 29 May election, which saw South…
Charged for success with lithium-ion batteries
Jun 04, 2024 Mobility

Charged for success with lithium-ion batteries

Within South Africa’s unpredictable energy environment, the lithium-ion battery has emerged as the star player for operations wanting to ensure their material handling equipment experiences as little downtime as possible. From forklifts and pallet…
Excitement builds for East London Motor Mech Show at Port Rex
Jun 04, 2024 Buzz

Excitement builds for East London Motor Mech Show at Port Rex

With just under two weeks to go, excitement is building in preparation for the third successive Motor Mech show which is once again being held by the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry…
Toyota still South Africa’s go to car brand
Jun 04, 2024 Buzz

Toyota still South Africa’s go to car brand

Toyota South Africa Motors’ market share showed a steady increase, landing at 23,7%, moving 1,3% notches up compared to the previous month. Domestic new vehicle sales in May 2024 were at 37,105 units, reflected a substantial decrease of 6,137 units,…
New vehicle sales out-voted by elections
Jun 04, 2024 Buzz

Wesbank: New vehicle sales out-voted by elections

South Africans voted with their feet during May, focusing on the election polls rather than vehicle showroom floors. New vehicle sales declined 14,2% year-on-year as consumers and business played their final waiting card in search of political…
National election jitters impacted new vehicle sales
Jun 04, 2024 Buzz

naamsa: National election jitters impacted new vehicle sales

The encouraging performance in the new vehicle market during April 2024 was short-lived as national election jitters applied a handbrake on purchases of big-ticket items such as vehicles. Reflecting on the new vehicle sales statistics naamsa | The…
Strategies for talent retention and growth
Jun 03, 2024 Buzz

Strategies for talent retention and growth

Attracting and retaining top talent is a multifaceted endeavour that requires a strategic and holistic approach. Pienaar Zietsman, Chief Financial Officer at Amplifin – a leading payment solutions company - comments on strategies to nurture a…
Positive fuel outlook for motorists in June
Jun 03, 2024 Buzz

Positive fuel outlook for motorists in June

Association again calls for fuel price review saying it is now long overdue A stronger average Rand/ US Dollar exchange rate in May, and lower international product prices are driving local fuel pricing downward and South Africans can expect good…
EQUIP AUTO presents its new event:  THE EXTRA MILE
Jun 03, 2024 Buzz

EQUIP AUTO presents its new event: THE EXTRA MILE

EQUIP AUTO, the international benchmark event for automotive aftersales and services for connected mobility, today announced the launch of its brand new event: THE EXTRA MILE by EQUIP AUTO, which will be held on Wednesday 16 October 2024 at La Seine…
MINI United 2024 shows Big Love for new MINI Family
Jun 03, 2024 Motoring

MINI United 2024 shows Big Love for new MINI Family

MINI South Africa will roll out its signature Big Love for the new MINI Family at a very special festival in September. MINI United 2024, a tailor-made, one-day-only experience for MINI lovers 18 years and older will descend on The Ground in…
Windscreen need replacement? Beware of substandard parts
Jun 03, 2024 Buzz

Windscreen need replacement? Beware of substandard parts

Modern windscreens are considered a “life and limb” part of any modern vehicle. The windscreen forms part of the structure of the vehicle. It is one of the most important safety devices on a vehicle body and is considered a safety critical…
Rally Italia Sardegna delivers another win for Hyundai
Jun 03, 2024 Motorsport

Rally Italia Sardegna delivers another win for Hyundai

Hyundai Motorsport is celebrating a fantastic finish to Rally Italia Sardegna, the sixth round of the FIA World Rally Championship season (WRC), where Ott Tänak snatched victory on the final stage of the event by just two tenths of a second. The…
Executive Pay: A Ticking Time Bomb or a Reward for Success?
Jun 03, 2024 Buzz

Executive Pay: A Ticking Time Bomb or a Reward for Success?

“In the world of business, crafting an effective incentive plan for executives can be as nuanced as a gourmet recipe—get the mix wrong, and you could end up with something less palatable than expected. It's a high-stakes game where the ingredients…
Prioritising fleet driver safety
Jun 03, 2024 Mobility

Prioritising fleet driver safety

The convenience of e-commerce transactions during and following the upheavals of Covid has catalysed South Africa's embrace of online retail and fuelled a substantial contribution to heightened activity within the nation's freight and logistics…
Leading Automotive Magazine Honors DENSO's Judy Finn
Jun 03, 2024 Buzz

Leading Automotive Magazine Honors DENSO's Judy Finn

― Finn inducted into aftermarketNews' 2024 Class of Women at the Wheel ― Leading automotive industry magazine, aftermarketNews, has named DENSO's National Account Sales Manager Judy Finn to its 2024 Class of Women at the Wheel. Each year, the…
Tyrexpo Asia 2024 creates an enthusiastic storm in Bangkok
Jun 03, 2024 Buzz

Tyrexpo Asia 2024 creates an enthusiastic storm in Bangkok

The recent Tyrexpo Asia 2024 show held in Bangkok was proven to be an outstanding success as the very first dedicated Tyre & Accessories Equipment show staged in Thailand, by the event organisers, Informa Markets. The event was jointly opened by…
Changing the Rhythm of Trucking at RFA Convention 2024
May 31, 2024 Mobility

Changing the Rhythm of Trucking at RFA Convention 2024

“Cometh the hour, cometh the trucker … Remember that YOU are my Man in the Arena”. These powerful words and significant call to action, spoken by Road Freight Association (RFA) Chairperson Penwell Lunga, were the high impact opening of the 2024…
The new BMW M3 Sedan, the new BMW M3 Touring
May 31, 2024 Motoring

The new BMW M3 Sedan, the new BMW M3 Touring

They stand as custodians of a legendary badge and prime examples of the exhilarating performance and unrestricted everyday usability long established as a speciality blend of BMW M GmbH. And now the multi-faceted BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M3 Touring have…
EVs Aren’t Going Anywhere …
May 31, 2024 Buzz

EVs Aren’t Going Anywhere …

They’re EVerywhere: Electric Vehicles & the Automotive Aftermarket Special tools. Special training. Special products. While they might have wheels and windshields, electric vehicles are nothing like their predecessors — and understanding their…
Young entrepreneur embodies the spirit of youth month
May 30, 2024 Buzz

Young entrepreneur embodies the spirit of youth month

June is youth month and this year it will be celebrated under the theme “Accelerating youth economic emancipation for a sustainable future.” No one epitomises the potential of youth more than 26 year old Dylan Petzer, who heads up several SMEs and…
Stellantis Announces Changes in Leadership Team
May 30, 2024 Buzz

Stellantis Announces Changes in Leadership Team

Stellantis has announced the following organizational changes, effective June 1, 2024. Luca Napolitano is appointed Chief Sales & Marketing Officer in addition to his current responsibility as Lancia brand CEO. Luca replaces Thierry Koskas who,…
Autopromotec 2025 goes green
May 30, 2024 Buzz

Autopromotec 2025 goes green

New digital registration procedure opened, organisers becoming more focused on sustainability. Growth trend confirmed with pre-registrations Autopromotec, the automotive equipment and aftermarket exhibition scheduled from 21 to 24 May 2025 at the…
Vote Fleet Safety Awards
May 29, 2024 Mobility

Vote Fleet Safety Awards

Today South Africa is going to the polls for their sixth democratic elections. While the importance many attach to making their mark towards a democratic society is evidence of their strong views, there is another issue where South Africans and…
Tiggo 8 Pro MAX gets full marks from ANCAP
May 29, 2024 Mobility

Tiggo 8 Pro MAX gets full marks from ANCAP

The flagship Chery Tiggo 8 Pro MAX has received another feather in its cap. On Friday, 24 May, this model received a prestigious five-star rating, the highest possible, from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The ANCAP star ratings…
The ManufaThe Manufacturing Indaba has partnered with WhatTheForesightacturing Indaba has partnered with What The Foresight
May 29, 2024 Buzz

The Manufacturing Indaba has partnered with WhatTheForesight

The Manufacturing Indaba has partnered with WhatTheForesight to understand your needs as a manufacturing business so we can create more engaging and applicable content and sessions for our next Indaba (on the 22 – 23 October 2024). You will be able…
Peugeot and Captain Cause have joined forces
May 28, 2024 Buzz

Peugeot and Captain Cause have joined forces

ALLOWING EMPLOYEES OF THE AUTOMOTIVE BRAND TO SUPPORT EDUCATIONAL, SOLIDARITY-BASED, AND ECOLOGICAL INITIATIVES ALLURE – PEUGEOT focuses its efforts on education, the key to a sustainable world. EMOTION – PEUGEOT is proud to support major…
Volvo to launch hydrogen-powered trucks
May 28, 2024 Mobility

Volvo to launch hydrogen-powered trucks

Volvo Trucks is developing trucks with combustion engines that run on hydrogen. On-road tests with trucks using hydrogen in combustion engines will begin in 2026, and theglobal commercial launch is planned towards the end of this decade. Trucks that…
TGR Junior Academy Drivers Light Up Vereeniging
May 28, 2024 Motorsport

TGR Junior Academy Drivers Light Up Vereeniging

Toyota Gazoo Racing's Junior Academy did their regional karting aspirations no harm with several good performances at Vereeniging Raceway this past weekend following Round 3 of the Northern Regions Kart Championships. Tshepang Shisinwana, the…
MasterDrive reflects on the last 25 years
May 28, 2024 Buzz

MasterDrive reflects on the last 25 years

The MasterDrive team marked the organisation’s 25th anniversary during a team get together. Memories spanning the last 25 years were shared and appreciation expressed for the integral people and events that shaped MasterDrive into what it is today.…
Skipping your car service? Think about the risks
May 28, 2024 Mobility

Skipping your car service? Think about the risks

A vehicle is a valuable investment that makes your life easier – getting you to work so you can earn a salary, taking you to visit much-loved family members and friends and helping you transport heavy items from A to B. It makes sense to look after…
Chery honours top dealers, partners and customers at gala event
May 27, 2024 Buzz

Chery honours top dealers, partners and customers at gala event

hery South Africa hosted its dealers, business partners and key customers at a gala event in Sandton on Friday, 24 May. The event celebrated the past year’s record-breaking performance and honoured the best dealers in the Chery network. Chery also…
Count down to Cars in the Park on August 4, 2024
May 27, 2024 Motoring

Count down to Cars in the Park on August 4, 2024

The count-down to South Africa’s biggest classic car event has begun in earnest. On August 4, 2024, the 42nd Cars in the Park will take place at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria, and the signs are that once again the event will be bigger and…
Enhancing biodiversity is in Volkswagen’s nature
May 27, 2024 Buzz

Enhancing biodiversity is in Volkswagen’s nature

Achieving a Zero Impact Factory involves more than just transitioning to renewable energy and conserving water; it also requires enhancing biodiversity. In celebration of Biodiversity Day on May 22, Volkswagen Group Africa (VWGA) employees planted…
The ‘rooi gevaar’: it’s not okay to be a socialist
May 27, 2024 Buzz

The ‘rooi gevaar’: it’s not okay to be a socialist

Bell Pottinger is back. For at least a few months now, not one social media thread about the Democratic Alliance (DA) or another party in the Multi-Party Charter (MPC) goes by without someone accusing them of ‘ fearmongering. The reality is simpler:…
Porsche Racing at Kyalami publishers celebrating with quality giveaways
May 27, 2024 Motorsport

New Kyalami Porsche book racing to print

Porsche Racing at Kyalami publishers celebrating with quality giveaways The publishers are readying the exclusive new book, 60 Years of Porsche Racing at Kyalami, for print with final layouts and editing taking place. To celebrate, they’re offering…
Use the FORCES to prep for winter
May 27, 2024 Mobility

Use the FORCES to prep for winter

While many provinces may still be experiencing four seasons in one day, the definite cold weather that comes with June is just weeks away. Use this time wisely and get your vehicle ready for winter. The CEO of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, says a…
AC Cobra GT Roadster hits the road for clients
May 27, 2024 Motoring

AC Cobra GT Roadster hits the road for clients

AC Cars, Britain’s oldest active vehicle manufacturer, has started the first dynamic demonstrations and experience drives with the stunning new AC Cobra GT Roadster, showing the sensational sports car to clients as well as VIP guests. A key step in…
Renault announces Dealer of The year Award winners
May 27, 2024 Buzz

Renault announces Dealer of The year Award winners

Renault South Africa, part of Motus, held its Annual Dealer of the Year Awards ceremony recently, honouring dealerships and motor groups for their success in 2023. Held at The Maslow Time Square in Pretoria, the annual gala event shone a spotlight…
BYD Dolphin joins the Welcoming the Whales party
May 27, 2024 Motoring

BYD Dolphin joins the Welcoming the Whales party

In keeping with the spirit of togetherness it fosters each year, the 2024 Welcoming the Whales Festival in Nelson Mandela Bay will even share the spotlight with a pod of Dolphins – though not of the oceangoing variety. This year’s celebration of the…
South Africa’s unique path to internet dominance
May 24, 2024 Buzz

South Africa’s unique path to internet dominance

South Africa's digital landscape is evolving rapidly, with the country occupying the top spot for time spent online in the fourth quarter of 2023. Internet users in South Africa spent more than nine hours and 32 minutes online per day, ranking first…
The South African taxpayer needs a break
May 24, 2024 Buzz

The South African taxpayer needs a break

In South Africa, we are subjected to a state that provides education, healthcare, and employment for citizens. However, since a state does not generate any funds without those very citizens being taxed first, this has led to high taxation rates for…
Tesla sells over 30 Cybertrucks daily in 2024
May 24, 2024 Mobility

Tesla sells over 30 Cybertrucks daily in 2024

Amid the slowdown in the general electric vehicle market, Tesla's Cybertruck model is emerging as a crucial asset for the company in navigating the current market conditions. The company is now experiencing a steady growth in Cybertruck sales in the…
Leaders in logistics unpack risk resilience
May 23, 2024 Mobility

Leaders in logistics unpack risk resilience

The business environment in South Africa is fraught with risks. Now that the elections are looming, experts in the logistics industry are urging companies to put measures in place to ensure that they can mitigate any risk and uncertainty that may…
Safeguarding Cargo Transport Amidst Rising Risks
May 23, 2024 Mobility

Safeguarding Cargo Transport Amidst Rising Risks

Civil unrest, riots and crime are persistent threats businesses across South Africa pay extra attention to in the run-up to and after the national elections. These risks hold significant implications for transport operators, notably those in…
GetWorth: Crazy days in the used car market
May 23, 2024 Mobility

GetWorth: Crazy days in the used car market

The used car market has had a crazy few years. For many people, their car is their largest or one of their largest assets and it is worth keeping up with what is happening in the market. Used car company, getWorth, has been gathering data and…
Lexus continues partnership with the RMB Latitudes Art Fair
May 23, 2024 Buzz

Lexus continues partnership with the RMB Latitudes Art Fair

The RMB Latitudes Art Fair returns to Johannesburg from Friday, 24 – Sunday, 26 May for its second edition at the Shepstone Gardens with Lexus South Africa as its exclusive vehicle partner. Notably the largest online marketplace for art from Africa,…
Fast cats and fast cars collide for good
May 23, 2024 Buzz

Fast cats and fast cars collide for good

This month, the racing suit of one of F1s brightest young stars, Oscar Piastri, went up for auction to raise much needed funds for the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre at the De Wildt Cheetah Research Centre near Hartbeespoort. The suit was worn during…
The invisible enemy in South Africa's logistics industry
May 22, 2024 Mobility

The invisible enemy in South Africa's logistics industry

The South African logistics industry is the backbone of the nation's economy, playing a vital role in driving trade and ensuring smooth supply chains. However, this sector, like many others, faces a hidden threat: internal fraud. While external…
Bertholdt take Zwartkops Volkswagen Rookie Cup double
May 22, 2024 Motorsport

Bertholdt take Zwartkops Volkswagen Rookie Cup double

The Volkswagen Motorsport Rookie Cup delivered close and exciting second round action as its young guns entertained at Zwartkops’ Extreme Festival on Saturday. All eyes may have been on young Durbanite Dhivyen Naidoo following his dominant…
Harvesting success through the power of partnerships
May 22, 2024 Mobility

Harvesting success through the power of partnerships

From lithium-ion batteries to fork vibration dampeners and other innovative solutions, advances in technology are reshaping the agricultural industry. To reap the benefits of this technological shift, farmers need to partner with industry-leading…
Hot Hyundai IONIQ 5 N bags 2 more coveted awards
May 21, 2024 Motoring

Hot Hyundai IONIQ 5 N bags 2 more coveted awards

The multiple award-winning Hyundai IONIQ 5 N has added two more coveted honours to its expanding trophy cabinet by being named Best EV Hot Hatch at the 2024 TopGear.com Electric Awards, and being named the best electric performance car in the world…
Employment Equity 2024 EE reporting period
May 21, 2024 Buzz

Employment Equity 2024 EE reporting period

All designated employers must submit their 2024 Employment Equity (EE) reports via the online system of the Department of Employment and Labour. The 2024 EE reporting period will open from 1 September 2024 to 15 January 2025. NEASA empowers…
Registration for Automechanika 2024 is open
May 21, 2024 Buzz

Registration for Automechanika 2024 is open

Registration for the ninth Automechanika happening from 19-21 November 2024 at the Johannesburg Expo Center is now open. South Africa’s premier international trade fair for the automotive aftermarket and service industry is back at NASREC once…
Strength of UK automotive industry showcased in Japan 
May 20, 2024 Buzz

Strength of UK automotive industry showcased in Japan 

Working closely with the Japanese Embassy and on behalf of the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK (APC) are delighted to present the latest in government-backed advanced automotive battery technologies and…
Fronx wins category, second overall in SA COTY
May 20, 2024 Motoring

Fronx wins category, second overall in SA COTY

Suzuki has added two very special pieces of silverware to its trophy cabinet last week. South Africa’s compact car specialist received the winner’s trophy in the Budget and Compact Vehicle category of the SA Car of the Year (COTY) Competition,…
Toyota South Africa Motors Thrills at Nampo 2024
May 17, 2024 Buzz

Toyota South Africa Motors Thrills at Nampo 2024

The maize jewel of the country is the backdrop for Toyota South Africa Motors’ (TSAM) showcase at the prestigious annual event. TSAM’s interpretation of the theme “Agriculture in a Digital Age”, was more of an outdoor/agricultural take incorporating…
Changing weather causing havoc for road users
May 17, 2024 Mobility

Changing weather causing havoc for road users

Drivers urged to act with caution given changing weather patterns Extreme weather conditions, coupled with the deteriorating rate of South Africa’s roads, is creating a ‘perfect storm’ for road users. This is the view of Molebatsi Langa, head of…
Fuel decreases on the horizon
May 16, 2024 Buzz

Fuel decreases on the horizon

Significant decreases in fuel prices across the board are expected in June based on current unaudited mid-month data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF), says the Automobile Association (AA). According to the data, 95ULP is expected to drop by around…
EVs for the environment?
May 16, 2024 Mobility

EVs for the environment?

The pollution and energy challenges across the world inspired the South African government to dedicate a month to energy education. This year Energy Month is in May. Electric Vehicles (EV) are often propagated as one solutions to carbon pollution,…
Why own a car when you can subscribe to it?
May 16, 2024 Mobility

Why own a car when you can subscribe to it?

Do you remember buying your first car? The feeling of picking up the keys for the first time, smelling that new car smell, and getting out onto the road. This may be a fond memory for many drivers, but the truth is that car ownership is cumbersome…
Top reasons to exhibit at Manufacturing Indaba
May 16, 2024 Buzz

Top reasons to exhibit at Manufacturing Indaba

JOIN US TO CONNECT, MEET, ENGAGE AND DO MANUFACTURING BUSINESS! Exhibiting at the Manufacturing Indaba provides a unique opportunity to showcase your company, establish valuable connections, and seize growth opportunities in Africa's evolving…
COIDA: Submit your Return of Earnings (ROE) now!
May 16, 2024 Buzz

COIDA: Submit your Return of Earnings (ROE) now!

All Letters of Good Standing (LOGS) issued by the Compensation Fund to COIDA-compliant businesses, expired on 30 April 2024. No new LOGS will be issued to businesses that fail to timeously file, submit and pay their assessment based on their annual…
Stellantis variety for all at NAMPO 2024
May 16, 2024 Mobility

Stellantis variety for all at NAMPO 2024

The Stellantis stand at NAMPO 2024 shares lots in common with the legendary harvest day exhibition as it celebrates connectivity for sustainable growth. The products on display from FIAT, Citroën, Alfa Romeo, the Jeep® brand, PEUGEOT and Opel are…
Stellantis South Africa: plant in Coega is forging ahead
May 16, 2024 Buzz

Stellantis South Africa: plant in Coega is forging ahead

The final building blocks for the establishment of South Africa’s latest automotive manufacturing site have been laid, paving the way for construction to begin shortly at the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Gqeberha, Nelson Mandela Bay the…
Hyundai regains championship lead in Rally de Portugal
May 15, 2024 Motorsport

Hyundai regains championship lead in Rally de Portugal

Hyundai Motorsport has added to its podium tally and taken the lead of the manufacturers’ championship, whilst also extending its drivers’ championship lead, with hard-fought second and third place finishes at Rally de Portugal over the past…
MasterDrive shines at Simola Hillclimb
May 15, 2024 Motorsport

MasterDrive shines at Simola Hillclimb

In the fourth consecutive year of involvement, the 2024 Simola Hillclimb became witness to MasterDrive's ever-expanding role in the event and the accolades achieved. Starting as the providers of safety cars, MasterDrive's contribution has since…
The five extra minutes that could save your life
May 15, 2024 Mobility

The five extra minutes that could save your life

Buying tyres or component parts for your car is often a grudge purchase, and to be honest, for most people visiting a tyre fitment centre does not quite hold the same appeal as browsing through a hardware store for new gadgets. “The reality,” says…
A Must Read: Staring into the dark cave of ideology
May 15, 2024 Buzz

A Must Read: Staring into the dark cave of ideology

By Donald Mackay So many of SA’s policies are deliberately formulated on a lean diet devoid of facts In exciting news last week trade, industry & competition minister Ebrahim Patel announced that “[t]he master plan for the clothing, textile,…
JAC Motors Opens New State-Of-The-Art Parts Warehouse
May 15, 2024 Buzz

JAC Motors Opens New State-Of-The-Art Parts Warehouse

Seven years since entering the South African market, JAC Motors SA boasts over 70 dealerships across Southern Africa, offering a variety of double-cab bakkies, forward-cab workhorses, and MCV and HCV trucks. The company recently introduced its new…
The Beapo Good Story
May 15, 2024 Buzz

The Beapo Good Story

It was a regular day when a crucial email popped into our inbox – a purchase order from one of our esteemed clients urgently needing a batch of engines. Their operations hinged on these engines and time was of the essence. However, an unexpected…
World Premiere of New Opel Frontera
May 15, 2024 Motoring

World Premiere of New Opel Frontera

A few weeks ago, Opel released the first images of the new Frontera; today the spacious, comfortable, new compact SUV for outdoor fans and families is celebrating its world premiere. In Istanbul, Opel CEO Florian Huettl, together with Mark Adams,…
SAPICS hosts AGM and appoints new Directors
May 14, 2024 Mobility

SAPICS hosts AGM and appoints new Directors

At its recent Annual General Meeting (AGM), SAPICS (The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management) shared the successful outcomes of an organisational restructuring embarked on last year. The association also reaffirmed its commitment to…
The commercial vehicle aftermarket: artery of economic growth
May 14, 2024 Buzz

The commercial vehicle aftermarket: artery of economic growth

In the run-up to the November 2024 editions of Automechanika Johannesburg and Futuroad Expo ,the second in a series of four Breakfast events for CEO’s and senior industry leaders was hosted by Messe Frankfurt South Africa at the Kyalami Grand Prix…
Informal Workshop Webinar: Initiator Training 19 June 2024
May 14, 2024 Buzz

Informal Workshop Webinar: Initiator Training 19 June 2024

INITIATOR TRAINING NEASA will be conducting an informal workshop webinar to ensure that business owners, managers, HR and IR managers are adequately trained to initiate disciplinary hearings successfully. OBJECTIVES The objectives include providing…
Back again! AAPEX Education Online
May 14, 2024 Buzz

Back again! AAPEX Education Online

Expand Your Knowledge We’re excited to announce that AAPEX Education Online is back for another year! And this time we’ve expanded it to provide you with even more critical information that directly affects you and the entire global automotive…
Volkswagen Motorsport leads the way to Zwartkops
May 14, 2024 Motorsport

Volkswagen Motorsport leads the way to Zwartkops

Volkswagen Motorsport is in complete control as the team heads to Zwartkops Raceway for the third round of National Championship Extreme Festival races in Pretoria on Saturday 18 May. Just one championship point separates team drivers, the…
Frustrating weekend for quick Andrew at Brands Hatch
May 14, 2024 Motorsport

Frustrating weekend for quick Andrew at Brands Hatch

South African race driver Andrew Rackstraw came away frustrated from his second weekend of Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Brands Hatch in England. The Capetonian showed great speed, but it was not to be his weekend. “It was one of those weekends!” Andrew…
bpSA celebrates 100 years in South Africa
May 14, 2024 Buzz

bpSA celebrates 100 years in South Africa

bp Southern Africa (bpSA) notches up one hundred years of fueling South Africa this month, on 9 May 2024 to be precise, and will use the milestone to refresh and re-energise for the next century and beyond. A programme of centenary events is planned…
New product galore as GWM heads as one to NAMPO
May 14, 2024 Buzz

New product galore as GWM heads as one to NAMPO

South Africa’s farmers will be the first to experience the new GWM P500 bakkie, TANK 500 and NEW Jolion SUV when the country’s leading Chinese motor vehicle manufacturer heads as One to the 2024 NAMPO extravaganza in the week of 14 to 17 May. Now…
2024 MEIBC Negotiations Concluded
May 14, 2024 Buzz

2024 MEIBC Negotiations Concluded

NEASA NOT A SIGNATORY TO THE AGREEMENT BUSINESS GROWTH AND JOB CREATION NOT A PRIORITY FOR THE SIGNATORIES By Gerhard Papenfus The decline of the Steel Industry is set to continue. Today, the employer federation Seifsa (representing a mere 10% of…
TG Lynes brings electric truck to London streets
May 14, 2024 Mobility

TG Lynes brings electric truck to London streets

Heating, plumbing and air movement materials supplier TG Lynes has become one of the first businesses to operate a 7.5 tonne electric truck on the streets of London. Enfield-based TG Lynes is leading the sustainable transport charge by investing in…
Ogier and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing triumph again
May 13, 2024 Motorsport

Ogier and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing triumph again

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team’s Sébastien Ogier has secured a second successive win with his record-breaking sixth victory at the Rally de Portugal. Just like in the previous round on the asphalt roads of Croatia, Ogier and co-driver Vincent…
Cannabis in the workplace: Back in the spotlight
May 13, 2024 Buzz

Cannabis in the workplace: Back in the spotlight

By Luthando Nondaba The recent Barloworld judgment handed down by the Labour Appeal Court (LAC), in which an employer was ordered to pay a former employee more than R1 million in compensation, has once again put a spotlight on cannabis usage and the…
Exploring the All-Terrain Excellence of the B40 PLUS
May 10, 2024 Motoring

Exploring the All-Terrain Excellence of the B40 PLUS

Discover the rugged versatility of the BAIC B40 PLUS, a compact 4X4 designed to tackle any adventure with ease. Whether you're navigating city streets or exploring off-road trails, the B40 PLUS delivers a powerful and capable performance that is…
SUV body shape leading new vehicle sales demand
May 10, 2024 Buzz

SUV body shape leading new vehicle sales demand

New vehicle sales for the first quarter of 2024 (130 798 units) were 5.6% down from Q1-2023, according to naamsa, and 0.1% up when compared to Q4-2023. Around 85% of the quarterly total represented sales through the Dealer channel. New vehicle…
NEASA Skills Training: Training June 2024
May 10, 2024 Buzz

NEASA Skills Training: Training June 2024

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: Occupational Health and Safety - R1 050.00 excl. VAT Firefighting - R860.00 excl. VAT First Aid - R1 100.00 excl. VAT The training will be conducted in…
AI Adoption in African Manufacturing
May 10, 2024 Buzz

AI Adoption in African Manufacturing

The upcoming Manufacturing Indaba is set to feature a pivotal discussion on AI adoption in African manufacturing, signalling a significant step towards innovation and growth in the sector. The Manufacturing Indaba will provide a platform for…
Getworth's expert tips: escaping the car loan sinkhole
May 10, 2024 Mobility

Getworth's expert tips: escaping the car loan sinkhole

More and more consumers are finding themselves in financially exposed positions with their car loans. When you owe more on your car than its current market value, it's called being "underwater" on the loan. According to Chantellé Henning, Head of…
A guide to keeping high mileage cars running smoothly
May 10, 2024 Mobility

A guide to keeping high mileage cars running smoothly

Today’s cars are built to last, but as the kilometres on your car continue to climb, it becomes increasingly important to take a proactive approach to car maintenance. “High mileage cars require a little extra love and special attention to keep them…
Volkswagen adds TSI engine into Polo Sedan model range
May 09, 2024 Motoring

Volkswagen adds TSI engine into Polo Sedan model range

Volkswagen Polo Sedan model range has been expanded with the addition of the 85kW 1.0 TSI engine. The new engine will be offered with the Life and Style derivatives. The Polo Sedan Life comes standard with keyless entry and start, rear view camera,…
BMW 7 Series Wins 2024 SA Car of The Year Competition
May 09, 2024 Motoring

BMW 7 Series Wins 2024 SA Car of The Year Competition

The BMW 7 Series clinched the 2024 SA Car of the Year (COTY) title at a prestigious gala event held on the 8th of May in Johannesburg. Among 18 finalists, it emerged as a standout contender, impressing COTY jurors from the South African Guild of…
LDV T60 range now officially on sale
May 08, 2024 Motoring

LDV T60 range now officially on sale

One of Australia’s favourite Utes are now available for sale in sunny South Africa. LDV South Africa today unveiled the details of its full range of pick-ups, with prices that start at R480 000. There will be ten distinct LDV T60 double cab pick-ups…
How to repair steering and suspension parts?
May 08, 2024 Buzz

How to repair steering and suspension parts?

INSPECTION & REPAIR TIPS FOR EXPERTS. Here’s the deal with keeping your car’s steering and suspension in tip-top shape! It’s a great idea to give those parts a once-over every year to see if they’re wearing out. If you spot any issues, it’s crucial…
MasterDrive celebrates 25 years
May 08, 2024 Buzz

MasterDrive celebrates 25 years

May of 2024 marks MasterDrive’s 25th year in business. This is a proud achievement for the MasterDrive team. It created the opportunity to help individuals become the best drivers possible, and organisations to prioritise employees’ safety and play…
Thule partners with SA’s top selling vehicle brand
May 08, 2024 Buzz

Thule partners with SA’s top selling vehicle brand

Thule, the Swedish manufacturer of vehicle accessories, is well known for their range of vehicle related products that are specially designed for the transportation of precious leisure equipment. In a new partnership buyers and owners of Toyota’s…
Mitsubishi Triton graduates to Shogun status
May 07, 2024 Motoring

Mitsubishi Triton graduates to Shogun status

Mitsubishi are giving their evergreen Triton the Shogun treatment, which encompasses a variety of unique touches and additional functional equipment. This limited-edition model is sure to appeal to enthusiasts while continuing to offer excellent…
Saving the planet with the principles of circularity
May 07, 2024 Buzz

Saving the planet with the principles of circularity

As our natural resources dwindle and carbon emissions rise, circular supply chains are becoming more critical than ever. According to author and circular supply chain guru Deborah Dull, we can save the planet using the principles of circularity.…
Manage your fuel - A healthy car is not a fuel guzzler
May 07, 2024 Mobility

Manage your fuel - A healthy car is not a fuel guzzler

With South African’s reeling from the fourth consecutive month increase in the petrol price this year, keeping your car in tip top performance, managing the number and length of ones trips as well as the speed one travels, has never been more…
Still way ahead in sales despite seasonal retail dip
May 07, 2024 Buzz

Still way ahead in sales despite seasonal retail dip

There were some signs of green shoots’ recovery as the automotive market reversed its downward spiral for the first time in over eight months. Domestic new vehicle sales of 38,172 units, reflected an increase of 814 units, or a gain of 2,2%, from…
Chemical Logistics Racing wins Simola Hillclimb overall
May 07, 2024 Motorsport

Chemical Logistics Racing wins Simola Hillclimb overall

Chemical Logistics Racing enjoyed a splendid change of pace over the weekend as Robert Wolk emerged a dominant King of the Hill overall winner of the Simola Hillclimb. C2 class winner Ian Schofield meanwhile won the C2 class en route to a splendid…
Goodyear South Africa Appoints New Managing Director
May 06, 2024 Buzz

Goodyear South Africa Appoints New Managing Director

Goodyear South Africa has appointed Paul Gerrad to the position of Managing Director effective from 1 May 2024. Gerrard takes over from Richard Fourie, who led the company for two years from April 2022. A seasoned leader with deep experience in…
Suzuki maintains sales momentum in April
May 06, 2024 Buzz

Suzuki maintains sales momentum in April

Suzuki Auto South Africa has started its new financial year, and the second quarter of the calendar year, with a bang. The group and its dealers delivered 4 891 vehicles to South African customers for a 35% increase in its sales performance compared…
Chery proves long-distance performance of PHEV models
May 06, 2024 Mobility

Chery proves long-distance performance of PHEV models

To alleviate any new energy vehicle (NEV) range fears that might still exist, Chery recently put two of its flagship models through its paces in a real-life, long distance endurance test. From 25 to 26 April Chery tested the endurance capability and…
Suzuki conquers the Simola Hill
May 06, 2024 Motorsport

Suzuki conquers the Simola Hill

Suzuki Auto South Africa dominated the Class A1 podium at this year’s Simola Hill Climb in Knysna. The group entered three Suzuki Swift Sport hot hatches in this year’s race and promptly shattered its lap record. Furthermore, all three cars set lap…
Blip of positivity for April new vehicle sales
May 03, 2024 Mobility

Blip of positivity for April new vehicle sales

New vehicle sales showed a blip of positivity during April, increasing 2,2% year-on-year to 38,172 units. But the market will be wary of it being false hope against the pending elections, high interest rate environment, and the seemingly relentless…
TyreXpo Asia Bangkok 2024 - The future of tyres is here!
May 03, 2024 Buzz

TyreXpo Asia Bangkok 2024 - The future of tyres is here!

Tyrexpo Asia Show Series makes its debut in a new venue in Bangkok, Thailand promising to continue the ongoing momentum in the international tyre industry’s strong recovery following four years of uncertainty from COVID restrictions and fragile…
MasterDrive takes Simola Hillclimb
May 03, 2024 Motorsport

MasterDrive takes Simola Hillclimb

The MasterDrive team is taking on the Simola Hillclimb for the fourth consecutive year. Previous roles will be fulfilled including King of the Hill which will be entered by several members of the team. This year, MasterDrive will also be competing…
Get ready: RFA Convention 2024 is just around the corner!
May 03, 2024 Mobility

Get ready: RFA Convention 2024 is just around the corner!

Preparations are well underway for the highly anticipated annual Road Freight Association (RFA) Convention, set to be held from May 24 to 26 at the Arabella Hotel & Spa near Hermanus in the Western Cape. Organisers are gearing up for a dynamic…
Range Rover Experience Catalonia: A serene luxury escape
May 02, 2024 Motoring

Range Rover Experience Catalonia: A serene luxury escape

In the unmistakable refinement and luxury of a Range Rover, clients will discover the perfect match for Catalonia’s golden-hued valleys and vineyards. Throughout an exclusive three-day escape, guests will be presented with two unique residences that…
Motor Body Repair sector welcomes first set of graduates
May 02, 2024 Buzz

Motor Body Repair sector welcomes first set of graduates

The first cohort of 22 graduates were honoured this year following a three-year artisan development programme at the C3 Auto Body Repair Academy in Bloemfontein, in partnership with motor body repairers in Bloemfontein and Johannesburg, where…
Fleet Safety Awards 2024 open!
May 02, 2024 Mobility

Fleet Safety Awards 2024 open!

The Fleet Safety Awards 2024 is launching today, revealing a completely refreshed entry and judging site. As from now, candidates can submit their entry into the running to be crowned one of the winners in November. The CEO of MasterDrive, Eugene…
Ryan Searle Appointed Sales Director for Ford South Africa
May 02, 2024 Buzz

Ryan Searle Appointed Sales Director for Ford South Africa

Ford South Africa has announced the appointment of Ryan Searle as its new sales director, effective from 1 May 2024. With three decades of local and international retail sales, marketing, dealer development and management experience for German…
Mixed Messages on MaaS Market Readiness
May 02, 2024 Mobility

Mixed Messages on MaaS Market Readiness

IDTechEx’s Analysis of New Driverless Vehicle Testing Data From California DMV Author: Dr James Jeffs, Senior Technology Analyst at IDTechEx Over the last three to four years, the driverless robotaxi industry has begun to flourish. Driverless…
TRIB Unveils Revamped Website with Innovative Features
May 02, 2024 Buzz

TRIB Unveils Revamped Website with Innovative Features

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) proudly announces the launch of its redesigned website, showcasing a modern interface and features tailored to meet the evolving needs of TRIB's members, the tire retread and repair industry at…
How to explain car troubles to a mechanic
May 01, 2024 Mobility

How to explain car troubles to a mechanic

If you’re experiencing a problem with your car, the motor technician will need as much information as possible to properly diagnose and repair the problem. You don’t have to diagnose the problem yourself, but no one knows your vehicle better than…
Your phone a killer
May 01, 2024 Mobility

Your phone a killer

As driving while distracted (DWD) month has just ended, MasterDrive issues a reminder of how tragic DWD can be. In a world governed by constant connectivity, it is no surprise DWD is one of the most prevalent threats and rapidly growing concerns in…
Our Ford Stories video:Ford Wildlife Foundation
Apr 30, 2024 Buzz

Our Ford Stories video:Ford Wildlife Foundation

Environmental education and conservation is critical for the future of South Africa, a country known for its diverse wildlife and natural beauty.Ford has been producing and selling vehicles in South Africa for 100 years and recognises the need to…
A first for Africa! SVI’s Armoured X3 certified by BMW AG
Apr 29, 2024 Mobility

A first for Africa! SVI’s Armoured X3 certified by BMW AG

SVI Engineering, leading specialist manufacturer of armoured products, is pleased to announce the availability of a new BMW-approved protection package for the Rosslyn-built X3 M40i, marking the very first time that BMW AG has performed an armouring…
Seven down, one country to go for Nissan Daring Africa 2024
Apr 29, 2024 Buzz

Seven down, one country to go for Nissan Daring Africa 2024

Daring Africa 2024, Nissan’s overland adventure across eight countries with four Nissan Navara pick-ups and an X-Trail SUV, has completed its Kenya leg, the expedition’s penultimate stop before transitioning to Egypt. “It has been an amazing journey…
Top 10 risks facing the transportation and logistics sector.
Apr 29, 2024 Mobility

Top 10 risks facing the transportation and logistics sector

Opinion of Russell Davis, property manager – Aon broking centre at Aon South Africa. The transportation and logistics industry has been battling the operational and commercial fallout of multiple global crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic and…
AI Trends You Can’t Ignore
Apr 26, 2024 Buzz

AI Trends You Can’t Ignore

Adapting to AI: The Next Frontier in Auto Repair Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t just a trend. It’s rapidly reshaping industries worldwide — the automotive aftermarket included. AI technologies are already transforming processes across the supply…
Two all-new Mazda EV models revealed at Auto China 2024
Apr 26, 2024 Motoring

Two all-new Mazda EV models revealed at Auto China 2024

Changan Mazda Automobile Corporation Ltd. (Changan Mazda), a Chinese company receiving investment from Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda), at Auto China 2024,*1 unveiled the all-new electrified vehicle, Mazda EZ-6, and the Mazda Arata, the design…
Disruptions to supply chains on the high seas
Apr 26, 2024 Buzz

Disruptions to supply chains on the high seas

The vast majority of goods are still transported by sea. According to SAPICS (The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management), sight is often lost, however, of how shipping disruptions have a far-reaching impact on global trade and supply chains,…
Cheap tyre imports the new normal – but tread lightly
Apr 26, 2024 Buzz

Cheap tyre imports the new normal – but tread lightly

It is anticipated that seven out of every 10 vehicles in South Africa will be fitted with lower-priced imported tyres in the next five years. In 2021 these tyres, most of which are imported from China, already accounted for more than 50 per cent of…
When stars do matter
Apr 26, 2024 Buzz

When stars do matter

Since the coming into effect of the Guidelines for Competition in the SA Automotive Aftermarket, there has been a general opening up of the market providing motorists with the freedom to shop around to find the most competitive service provider.…
ONE GWM on full display in Beijing
Apr 25, 2024 Motoring

ONE GWM on full display in Beijing

GWM is pulling out all the stops at this year's Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The show is the largest of its kind in the world, reflecting both the fact that China has grown to become the largest vehicle market in the world and in…
Powerful insight into KZN logistics
Apr 25, 2024 Mobility

Powerful insight into KZN logistics

MasterDrive concluded their Power Brunch in association with MICHELIN Connected Fleet on Friday. It was a highly insightful event sharing essential information affecting the transport and logistics industry with a special focus on the province of…
Hyundai launches Nano Cooling Film to chill hot cars
Apr 25, 2024 Buzz

Hyundai launches Nano Cooling Film to chill hot cars

The Hyundai Motor Company has launched the world’s first application of a Nano Cooling Film, a revolutionary vehicle window tint that offers a significant improvement in interior cooling performance compared to conventional tint films. The Nano…
ISUZU and Engen gear up for another 1 Tank Challenge
Apr 25, 2024 Mobility

ISUZU and Engen gear up for another 1 Tank Challenge

With fuel consumption remaining a priority for many motorists, ISUZU Motors South Africa, in partnership with Engen, will again showcase vehicles and fuels that are available for those looking to drive cost effectively. This event follows the…
JAC Motors Introduces New T8 2.0L CTi for R399,900
Apr 25, 2024 Motoring

JAC Motors Introduces New T8 2.0L CTi for R399,900

JAC Motors announced the expansion of its T-Series double-cab range by introducing a T8 2.0L CTi 4x2 Lux derivative priced at R399,900. This expansion addresses intensified competition in the double-cab bakkie market, with new brands entering the…
Tyrexpo Asia Bangkok 2024: Complete your Registration
Apr 25, 2024 Buzz

Tyrexpo Asia Bangkok 2024: Complete your Registration

Did you know that by 2026, the global tyre market is expected to reach over USD 300 billion? It's a staggering figure that highlights the soaring demand within the tyre industry. That's where TyreXpo Asia Bangkok 2024 steps in – Asia’s Leading Tyre…
Making the right call: how to assess a used car like a pro
Apr 25, 2024 Buzz

Making the right call: how to assess a used car like a pro

When purchasing a used car, it’s crucial to steer clear of major red flags like a shady accident history or severe damage. However, Lucy Williams, Reconditioning and Logistics manager at getWorth, emphasizes the importance of paying attention to…
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint turns 70
Apr 24, 2024 Motoring

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint turns 70

Turning 70 this year, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta – "Italy's sweethearth"– is a model that has made automotive history and remains to this day a benchmark for fans of four wheels. It was officially unveiled to the public on April 21, 1954, at the Turin…
Tell your workshop you want ‘green’ car parts
Apr 24, 2024 Mobility

Tell your workshop you want ‘green’ car parts

The South African automotive aftermarket is a significant contributor to the country’s economy through the adoption of ‘circular economy’ practices, says Attie Serfontein, National Director of ARA (Automotive Remanufacturers’ Association). It’s all…
All Range Rover. All electric. Tested for leadership
Apr 24, 2024 Motoring

All Range Rover. All electric. Tested for leadership

Range Rover Electric will lead the way for electric propulsion capability, refinement and luxury travel, with the first vehicle prototypes now deployed at some of the world’s most challenging test locations. The all-electric drivetrain is now being…
Opel Unveils Stunning Next Generation Grandland SUV
Apr 24, 2024 Motoring

Opel Unveils Stunning Next Generation Grandland SUV

Stylish and dynamic, spacious and versatile with a fully electrified drivetrain portfolio – this the new Opel Grandland unveiled by the Rüsselsheim-based carmaker today. The newcomer brings many design features first seen on the Opel Experimental…
Time to see tyres as an investment
Apr 24, 2024 Buzz

Time to see tyres as an investment

Supa Quick is urging motorists to make 2024 the year in which they change the way they see tyres. “Your tyres are the only part of your vehicle that makes contact with the road” says Werner Wernich, Supa Quick Regional Operations Manager. “Reputable…
New Clark sales partner for Austria
Apr 24, 2024 Mobility

New Clark sales partner for Austria

With Schauer Gabelstapler GmbH, Clark Europe has brought a new sales partner for Austria on board. The company, based in Gabersdorf in Steiermark, will be responsible for Clark Europe's sales activities in Steiermark, in Kärnten, Niederösterreich,…
Letters Of Good Standing (LOGS)
Apr 24, 2024 Buzz

Letters Of Good Standing (LOGS)

SUBMIT YOUR RETURN OF EARNINGS (ROE) NOW! All Letters of Good Standing (LOGS) issued by the Compensation Fund to COIDA-compliant businesses, will expire on 30 April 2024. No LOGS will be issued to businesses that have failed to timeously file,…
Safeguarding against rising scams at live and online auctions
Apr 23, 2024 Buzz

Safeguarding against rising scams at live and online auctions

In today's challenging economic landscape, where consumers increasingly prioritise affordability in their car buying endeavours, the allure of snagging a great deal often leads them to auctions. It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of a live…
Always forward: The new Kia Picanto
Apr 23, 2024 Motoring

Always forward: The new Kia Picanto

Kia South Africa this week introduces the new Picanto to the South African market with an updated exterior design, range of new colour options, and even better value proposition. The introduction also sees the Picanto range repositioned in the…
Maharaj Appointed CEO of Motorsport South Africa
Apr 23, 2024 Motorsport

Maharaj Appointed CEO of Motorsport South Africa

The Board of Motorsport South Africa (MSA) announced today the forthcoming departure of its Chief Executive Officer, Adrian Scholtz, toward the end of 2024 as he will have reached the end of his term-limited contract with the company. In a strategic…
Complete range of LDV models get the green light for SA
Apr 22, 2024 Buzz

Complete range of LDV models get the green light for SA

LDV has confirmed that its full range of passenger and commercial vehicles have received the green light for local introduction. The company, part of the global SAIC automotive group, recently announced the introduction of the LDV T60 double cab…
SAMBRA recognises excellence
Apr 22, 2024 Buzz

SAMBRA recognises excellence

ABSA has scooped top honours, and for the second consecutive year, won the prestigious SA Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA) Insurer of the Year award followed closely by AIG with a silver award. Both Bryte Insurance and OUTsurance walked…
Castrol turns 125, looks to the future with new strategy
Apr 22, 2024 Buzz

Castrol turns 125, looks to the future with new strategy

2024 marks a momentous 125th anniversary milestone for Castrol, a global leader in lubricants, and part of the bp group. As the global brand celebrates its 125th year, it is launching a bold new ‘Onward, Upward, Forward’ strategy to meet the…
bpSA brings new expertise to its board of directors
Apr 22, 2024 Buzz

bpSA brings new expertise to its board of directors

bp Southern Africa (bpSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lindiwe Dlamini, a seasoned business leader with extensive experience in South Africa’s financial sector, as a non-executive director. The appointment became effective on the 19…
Federalism is not Apartheid
Apr 22, 2024 Buzz

Federalism is not Apartheid

The African National Congress (ANC) has repeatedly equated federalism, provincial autonomy, and decentralisation to Apartheid. A knee-jerk accusation that, sadly, resonates with some voters. But the truth is that federalism is not just nothing like…
A First Look at AAPEX 2024!
Apr 22, 2024 Buzz

A First Look at AAPEX 2024!

Is it November Yet?! AAPEX is back for another EPIC event in 2024, and you know better than anyone it’s where you will find everything you need to stay up to date and take on your toughest challenges. This year, look for additional opportunities to…
Range Rover Sport SV braking performance sets new standards
Apr 19, 2024 Motoring

Range Rover Sport SV braking performance sets new standards

Range Rover’s modern luxury performance flagship, the 467kW mild-hybrid Twin Turbo V8 Range Rover Sport SV, recently proved the stopping performance and durability benefits of its optional Carbon Ceramic Braking system by completing a two-week track…
Motorcycle racer Bradley Cox proudly supported by TGRSA
Apr 19, 2024 Motorsport

Motorcycle racer Bradley Cox proudly supported by TGRSA

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA (TGRSA) continues to proudly support Bradley Cox, in his quest for a 2024 championship. Bradley, son of the legendary Dakar racer Alfie, has made his mark in the world of motorcycle racing in his own right, having won the…
2024 Easter travel at a six year high
Apr 19, 2024 Mobility

2024 Easter travel at a six year high

…but most don’t leave their home province South Africans travelled more than 2.3 billion kilometres over the Easter long weekend (Thursday 28 March to Monday, 01 April) in 2024, the highest number recorded in six years of tracking data and 12% up on…
A tonne of driving skills
Apr 19, 2024 Mobility

A tonne of driving skills

The Sunday Times published an article this weekend on the increasing purchase of armoured vehicles by South Africans. Buying one of these vehicles is a valid decision for many according to a report compiled by the Global Initiative against Organised…
Exciting new technology planned for Auto China
Apr 18, 2024 Buzz

Exciting new technology planned for Auto China

Chery is planning a large-scale Eco Exhibition in tandem with its major presence at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China). Auto China is scheduled from 25 April to 4 May at the China International Exhibition Centre in Beijing.…
SA’s top-selling used EV last year was a Volvo
Apr 18, 2024 Mobility

SA’s top-selling used EV last year was a Volvo

Volvo Car South Africa’s position at the forefront of the fast-growing new-energy vehicle space has been cemented, this time by the fact that the XC40 Recharge was the country’s most sold used electric vehicle in 2023, according to data from…
Our Ford Stories video:Ford Forever
Apr 17, 2024 Motoring

Our Ford Stories video:Ford Forever

It gives us great enjoyment to share the newest video from Ford SA's 'Our Ford Stories' video series, coinciding with Ford South Africa's centenary celebrations. This video visits the well-known Lazarus dealership in Pretoria where Colin Lazarus…
Fuel prices for May: good and bad news
Apr 17, 2024 Buzz

Fuel prices for May: good and bad news

South African fuel prices have reached record-high increases over the past three years despite the government not increasing the General Fuel Levy or Road Accident Fund (RAF) levy. Commenting on unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF), the…
Introducing the TAC-6, built by Armormax Defence
Apr 17, 2024 Mobility

Introducing the TAC-6, built by Armormax Defence

Armormax Defence introduces its TAC-6 to the world: a ground-breaking platform that sets new standards in technology and performance for this class of vehicle. So why the need for a 6-wheel drive Land Cruiser that can be lightly armoured, heavily…
Own your journey: The new Kia Seltos
Apr 17, 2024 Motoring

Own your journey: The new Kia Seltos

Kia South Africa this week introduces the new Seltos to the South African market with an updated exterior design, a significantly upgraded interior, and a pair of upgraded powertrains. The introduction also sees the Seltos range being revised and…
Volkswagen announces R4 billion investment in Kariega plant
Apr 17, 2024 Buzz

Volkswagen announces R4 billion investment in Kariega plant

Today, Volkswagen Group Africa announced a R4 billion investment in its manufacturing plant in Kariega. The investment will be used to upgrade facilities in various areas in preparation for the addition of a third model to its production line-up…
5 Ways to make a fellow driver’s day 
Apr 17, 2024 Mobility

5 Ways to make a fellow driver’s day 

There’s something about driving that can make even the mellowest among us see red. Whether it’s because we have been cut off in traffic, have not been let into a lane you desperately need to get into, or have been overtaken by someone driving way…
Lexus presents “TIME” at the 2024 Milan Design Week
Apr 17, 2024 Buzz

Lexus presents “TIME” at the 2024 Milan Design Week

Lexus has unveiled its installation Time at the world's largest design event, Milan Design Week, in Milan, Italy. Chief Branding Officer, Simon Humphries, relates that, “Since its inception, Lexus has continually challenged the conventions of…
Volvo Trucks First to offer Electric Truck Rentals
Apr 16, 2024 Mobility

Volvo Trucks First to offer Electric Truck Rentals

Volvo Trucks South Africa has announced the introduction of a new Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS) model for electric truck rentals in the country. Since the launch of the Volvo Electric Trucks locally in 2023, the company has brought in a range of…
RMI places priority on training
Apr 16, 2024 Buzz

RMI places priority on training

In today's rapidly evolving landscape, staying abreast of new developments and emerging trends is paramount for professionals across all industries. As technologies advance, market dynamics shift, and best practices evolve making continuous learning…
South Africa is between decline and renewal
Apr 16, 2024 Buzz

South Africa is between decline and renewal

Sean McLaughlin has worked in market intelligence on Latin America and Spain between 2016 and 2020. He wrote extensively on the issue of Northern Ireland in the EU-UK Brexit negotiations for think tank VoteWatch Europe. Since 2021, he has been…
Three steps that can save your life on the road
Apr 16, 2024 Mobility

Three steps that can save your life on the road

By Keletso Mpisane, Head of MiWay Blink. Motorists who’ve spent years behind the wheel can get blasé about vigilance and road safety. Intersections and overtaking manoeuvres that once seemed daunting can become routine, breeding complacency. This…
Alfa Romeo: Milano Name is not OK? “Alfa Romeo Junior” then!
Apr 16, 2024 Buzz

Alfa Romeo: Milano Name is not OK? “Alfa Romeo Junior” then!

During one of the most important weeks for Alfa Romeo’s future, an Italian government official declared that the use of the name “Milano” – chosen by the Brand for its recently unveiled new compact sports car – is banned by law. The name “Milano,” a…
New JAECOO J7 officially launches in South Africa
Apr 15, 2024 Motoring

New JAECOO J7 officially launches in South Africa

The highly anticipated JAECOO J7 has officially launched in South Africa, hitting the market as the very first model from the newly established urban off-road SUV brand. Endowed with cutting-edge design and forward-thinking technologies, the J7 is…
NEASA Skills Training: Training May 2024
Apr 15, 2024 Buzz

NEASA Skills Training: Training May 2024

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: Occupational Health and Safety - R1 050.00 excl. VAT Firefighting - R860.00 excl. VAT First Aid - R1 100.00 excl. VAT The training will be conducted in…
Distracted driving the new epidemic
Apr 15, 2024 Mobility

Distracted driving the new epidemic

April is the international month of awareness for driving while distracted (DWD). The importance of this month cannot be understated with statistics that reveal how easily people will drive distracted and with the lack of priority placed on reducing…
naamsa issues an erratum on March 2024 new vehicle stats
Apr 12, 2024 Buzz

naamsa issues an erratum on March 2024 new vehicle stats

The Automotive Business Council wishes to issue an official erratum for the published new vehicle sales statistics reported on Monday, April 02, 2024. After an extensive analysis of all data harvested, processed, and distributed, it became clear…
Roadshow Antiques and the Fallacy of Marx
Apr 12, 2024 Buzz

Roadshow Antiques and the Fallacy of Marx

If you pay attention to what is happening, you can learn some basic principles of economics. This makes sense, when you realise that economics is about a theory of human action. What motivates people? How do they choose between competing choices?…
50K not out for Suzuki Auto South Africa
Apr 11, 2024 Buzz

50K not out for Suzuki Auto South Africa

Suzuki Auto South Africa has broken through the 50 000 barrier for the first time in its history. The brand this week received its final sales figures for the financial year from April 2023 to March 2024. It shows that 51 969 new Suzuki models were…
E-Commerce could boost SA’s SME transporters
Apr 11, 2024 Mobility

E-Commerce could boost SA’s SME transporters

Since the pandemic, unprecedented numbers of people have embraced technology and shifted to e-commerce. Consequently, transport companies have increased demand. Justin Manson, Sales Director at Webfleet South Africa, Bridgestone’s globally trusted…
Tips for buying a new car for your business
Apr 11, 2024 Mobility

Tips for buying a new car for your business

Starting a new business is an exciting journey, and as a new entrepreneur, every decision you make can have a significant impact on your venture’s success. Barend Smit, Marketing Director of MotorHappy, a supplier of motor management solutions, says…
All laws are not equal
Apr 11, 2024 Buzz

All laws are not equal

By Vivienne Vermaak an award-winning investigative journalist, director and writer. This article is part of the Free Market Foundation’s opinion pieces. A traffic cop stopped me for not wearing a seatbelt recently. I offered him R50 and thanked him…
THE TIRE COLOGNE 2024 – Trends and new products
Apr 10, 2024 Buzz

THE TIRE COLOGNE 2024 – Trends and new products

From 4 to 6 June 2024, THE TIRE COLOGNE presents the most important trends of the tyre and wheel industry. The international tyre industry will then once again present its new products in the Cologne exhibition halls. Whether tyre design, recycling,…
Trailer Manufacturer Powering Ahead with Solar
Apr 10, 2024 Mobility

Trailer Manufacturer Powering Ahead with Solar

Solar power supplied 67% of all electricity used in February this year at three of leading South African truck body and trailer building company, Serco’s factories and offices in South Africa. And Serco’s goal is to push that figure up to 75%…
Are entrepreneurs born or made?
Apr 10, 2024 Buzz

Are entrepreneurs born or made?

Many people who have business ideas feel in some way that they are not ready to take the plunge, and one of the most convenient excuses is that they feel that they “are not entrepreneurs”. But this doesn’t take away the business idea smouldering at…
Training Designed Just for You
Apr 10, 2024 Buzz

Training Designed Just for You

AAPEX’s Joe’s Garage Online is back! We’re here to equip you with the industry-focused training you need to excel in your career and business. We’re thrilled to announce another year of our FREE webinar training series. Packed with more tools, tips,…
Combating Cape Town wind
Apr 10, 2024 Mobility

Combating Cape Town wind

Cape Town experienced challenging weather conditions over the weekend. In one instance, both the trailer of a truck and a caravan were blown off a bridge. Additionally, trees have fallen across the road and a warning was issued to drivers to stay…
Volkswagen Motorsport keen to keep on winning at Kyalami
Apr 08, 2024 Motorsport

Volkswagen Motorsport keen to keep on winning at Kyalami

Volkswagen Motorsport heads to South African motor racing’s biggest weekend at the Kyalami grand Prix Circuit Extreme Festival from 11 – 13 April 2024. Team drivers, 2023 Polo Cup champion and SupaCup rookie Charl Michael Visser, and seasoned…
Announcement on the future of e-tolls
Apr 08, 2024 Mobility

Announcement on the future of e-tolls

We refer to the Government Gazette 50418, published 28 March 2024 regarding the withdrawal of the toll declaration of National roads, referred colloquially as the e-toll roads. The above Government Gazette gives effect to the declaration of the…
Parties must think harder about crime
Apr 08, 2024 Buzz

Parties must think harder about crime

Crime seeps into every aspect of South African society. Violent crime takes lives, sexual assault destroys them. Gangsterism imposes a brutal dictatorship on swathes of our society, sapping the lifeblood of commerce and innocence from our…
Formula E: Accelerating the electric vehicle transition
Apr 08, 2024 Mobility

Formula E: Accelerating the electric vehicle transition

The popular all-electric motorsport world championship is helping to develop the next generation of electric vehicles, writes Langa Dube, Regional Director at TCS South Africa & Rest of Africa. Much of the technology that goes into electric racing…
Volvo Trucks South Africa Appoints New Sales Director
Apr 08, 2024 Mobility

Volvo Trucks South Africa Appoints New Sales Director

Volvo Trucks South Africa has announced the appointment of Anders Friberg as the company’s new Director of New Truck Sales. Effective 1 April 2024, Friberg will be based at the Volvo Group Southern Africa headquarters in Johannesburg. With extensive…
Minimum wage turns job seekers into potential criminals
Apr 08, 2024 Buzz

Minimum wage turns job seekers into potential criminals

Raising the minimum wage may seem like a way to help alleviate the plight of working South Africans, but all it really accomplishes is pricing more and more people out of the job market. The 2024/25 financial year will see an 8.5% rise in the…
Williams Hunt The Glen expands Stellantis brand line-up
Apr 08, 2024 Buzz

Williams Hunt The Glen expands Stellantis brand line-up

Stellantis continues its drive to make brands easily accessible to customers through its multifranchise dealer network with an exciting new Williams Hunt The Glen facility for the Opel, Citroën, Peugeot, Jeep® and FIAT brands. The new facility in…
60 Years of Porsche Racing at Kyalami set for release
Apr 04, 2024 Motorsport

60 Years of Porsche Racing at Kyalami set for release

Hot on the heels of the exclusive Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit – 60 Years of Memories, publishers, SA Motorsport Memories are about to release another, subtly more focussed book. 60 Years of Porsche Racing at Kyalami will imminently be available to…
Toyota is game-ready for Comic Con’s return to Cape Town
Apr 04, 2024 Buzz

Toyota is game-ready for Comic Con’s return to Cape Town

Toyota South Africa Motors can’t wait to unleash all the esports action and prizes they have in store for Comic Con Cape Town 2024, as the partnership enters its second year, running from Saturday, 27 April to Wednesday, 1 May 2024. Get ready for…
A new Toyota crossover is revealed
Apr 04, 2024 Motoring

A new Toyota crossover is revealed

Toyota has launched its latest SUV offering called the Urban Cruiser Taisor in India, and this marks a noteworthy addition to Toyota’s growing passenger lineup. The Urban Cruiser Taisor is competitively priced in the Indian market and emerges as an…