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  • Opinion piece: AMSA vs the steel downstream. It is time to scrap the 10 percent customs duty
    Feb 21, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Opinion piece: AMSA vs the steel downstream.…

    According to news reports, AMSA is appealing to the steel downstream to join it in a united lobbying effort for higher levels of tariff protection on both primary and value-added steel products. The fact that AMSA even contemplates obtaining support… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 73
  • Economic Insights: The Counterfactual
    Feb 21, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: The Counterfactual

    Not everyone understands the economy or how markets impact. That could be crucial when deciding on a change in underlying policy. SA has been subjected to such a reality for years, when the focus moved away from market- and business friendly… more
    Cees Bruggemans 70
  • Highway driving – a few tips from the AA
    Feb 21, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Highway driving – a few tips from the AA

    Driving on a highway, even in the best weather, is a daunting undertaking, especially for novice drivers. When the weather is bad, as it currently is over many parts of South Africa, some drivers become anxious, and seem to forget the basics of… more
    Editor 76
  • Long weekends are around the corner - Don’t wait to the last minute to service your vehicle
    Feb 21, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Long weekends are around the corner - Don’t…

    Every year the number of accidents and fatalities on our roads over long weekends and especially during the Easter break is alarming. Vishal Premlall of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), says all drivers need to take the servicing of… more
    Editor 77
  • Motoplat alternator/starter and parts testers 2017
    Feb 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Motoplat alternator/starter and parts…

    New for 2017 the high end alternator tester CV-615A, which replaces the well sold CV-411A. Also the CV-307A is new to our range. Next to our test benches we have added an armature growler and a stator/rectifier tester. Click here for the brochure more
    Editor 67
  • Auto Pride brings SA motorists auto safety
    Feb 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Auto Pride brings SA motorists auto safety

    The 2017 year has begun, thrusting us all into the swing of daily life. Especially for parents! We know how much driving is involved between work, school drop-offs, sports pick-ups and weekend activities and our cars become our second homes. But how… more
    Editor 77
  • Pieter Faber, Senior Executive: Tax and Legislation at The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), discusses VAT and PAYE on non-executive director fees.
    Feb 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    SARS Clarifies VAT and PAYE on director…

    In 2016 the matter of whether non-executive directors (NED) were common law or deemed employees for Pay As You Earn (PAYE) purposes led to some debate with SARS and National Treasury. The other debatable issue has been whether those NEDs should be… more
    Editor 77
  • This year’s Monroe Hunting promo kicks off at the end of this month.
    Feb 20, 2017 Events

    This year’s Monroe Hunting promo kicks off…

    Winners of the event will be treated to a 5 star hunting lodge in Wakkerstroom Even if you have never hunted before you can go on the trip, those not wanting to hunt will of course be still welcome to relax and enjoy a 5 star all expenses paid… more
    Editor 79
  • Motor dealers from northern provinces represented strongly in SEWELLS MSX International NADA BUSINESS-OF-THE-YEAR AWARDS
    Feb 20, 2017 Events

    Motor dealers from northern provinces…

    Motor dealers in the northern provinces of South Africa are strongly represented in the 18 finalists for the Business-of-the-Year contest organised under the auspices of the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) and Sewells -MSX… more
    Editor 100
  • Government Incentives – Paying it Forward
    Feb 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Government Incentives – Paying it Forward

    By Nicole de Jager, Senior Manager, R&D Tax & Incentives, KPMG in South Africa Growth, Growth, & More Growth! We await, with baited breath, the Budget Speech on 22 February 2017, which will provide an indication of where the incentive landscape is… more
    Editor 83
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 17/02/2017
  • Tire Technology International names Continental 2017 Tire Manufacturer of the Year
    Feb 17, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Tire Technology International names…

    High-caliber expert panel honors tire manufacturer’s exceptional investments in research and development, testing and production equipment Vision 2025 long-term growth strategy triggered impressive number of innovation and excellence projects in… more
    Editor 78
  • Swift Special Edition to give Suzuki an exciting start to the new year
    Feb 17, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Swift Special Edition to give Suzuki an…

    2017 SUZUKI SWIFT 1.2 RS 2017 is going to be an exciting year if Suzuki has anything to say about it. Japan’s favourite compact car manufacturer has announced that it will introduce a Special Edition Suzuki Swift in South Africa in limited numbers.… more
    Editor 75
  • Opinion Article: Roads pave the way for interconnectivity
    Feb 17, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Opinion Article: Roads pave the way for…

    Since the civilisation of mankind, never has a public infrastructure system such as our roads been pivotal in paving the way for interconnectivity and demonstrating the feats of human civil engineering. Therefore, it is effortless to consider roads… more
    South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference 84
  • Safeline brake cleaner for even better braking performance
    Feb 17, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Safeline brake cleaner for even better…

    Safeline Brakes have introduced a specialty brake cleaning product to support the fitment of their range of brake pads and brake discs. The Safeline brake cleaner is a non-chlorinated, heavy duty cleaning agent for the removal of grease, dirt, dust… more
    Editor 84
  • Surf's Up
    Feb 17, 2017 Events

    Surf's Up Waves for Change Laureus World…

    Waves for Change programme receives Sport for Good Award at Laureus World Sports Awards HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco presents Award to programme which helps South African youth Programme offers surf therapy to disadvantaged young people from… more
    Editor 84
  • Standard Bank
    Feb 17, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Standard Bank appoints former WesBank SA…

    Johannesburg, 16 February 2017 - Standard Bank today announced the appointment of Simphiwe Nghona as Group Head for Vehicle and Asset Finance (VAF), effective 01 March 2017. Mr Nghona will also join the Standard Bank Personal and Business Banking… more
    Editor 79
  • Postbox-Courier: Specialised courier services to South Africa
    Feb 17, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Postbox-Courier: Specialised courier…

    How do you get hold of the latest fashion, make-up, gadgets or baby products unavailable in South Africa directly from overseas from the comfort of your armchair? I am not sure you whether you have heard of Postbox-Courier and the services it… more
    Editor 79
  • New President for EXSA
  • Continental Appoints New Non-Executive Director
    Feb 17, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Appoints New Non-Executive…

    As an independent sustainability advisor with more than 20 years' experience, Dr Pillay will chair Continental's Social and Ethics Committee Focus on strengthening business through positive impacts on society, natural environment and broader economy… more
    Editor 89
  • Jaguar and Shell launch world’s first in-car payment system
    Feb 16, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Jaguar and Shell launch world’s first in-car…

    ... just fill up and go as your car pays for you Jaguar and Shell launch first payment system by a car* New Shell app is part of a suite of new model year updates for Jaguar XE, XF and F-PACE Drivers can use PayPal or Apple Pay via their car’s… more
    Editor 87
  • Interested in buying a car with no papers? Read this first
    Feb 15, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Interested in buying a car with no papers?…

    Have you spotted a car that looks too good to be true, with the only caveat being that it comes “without papers”? In most cases, it’s best to steer clear of any car that doesn’t come with registration papers, but there are a handful of exceptions,… more
    Jeff Osborne 80
  • Mixed fuel price bag as oil, Rand tussle
    Feb 15, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Mixed fuel price bag as oil, Rand tussle

    Unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF) reveals a standoff between rising international petroleum prices and a stronger Rand / US dollar exchange rate. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which… more
    Automobile Association 79
  • Policies, Procedures and Controls Best Practices
    Feb 15, 2017 Events

    Policies, Procedures and Controls Best…

    A standard feature of every failing and under-performing organisation is a lack of comprehensive policies and procedures matched with the appropriate internal controls. Every organisation needs to have in place policies and procedures in relation to… more
    Editor 106
  • Environmental awareness brought to life through the Puku Story Festival
    Feb 15, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Environmental awareness brought to life…

    “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA) is proud to be the… more
    Editor 163
  • Ford Kuga complaints
    Feb 15, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Kuga complaints

    “There seems to be some confusion and misunderstanding among motorists regarding Ford Kuga complaints,” notes motor industry ombudsman Johan van Vreden. “Only complaints regarding under-bonnet fires experienced by Ford Kuga owners should be… more
    Editor 86
  • Valeo's autonomous vehicle sets off on european road trip after completing journeys around France, the U.S. and the Paris Beltway
    Feb 15, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Valeo's autonomous vehicle sets off on…

    Paris, October 26, 2016 – In a world first, the Valeo Cruise4U autonomous vehicle is setting off on a road trip through the European heartland. The five-week trip will see Valeo Cruise4U drive nearly 13,000 kilometers around Europe, building on the… more
    Editor 90
  • Economic Insights: Learning on the job
    Feb 15, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Learning on the job

    In recent days I distinctly gained the impression that after a rocky start President Trump is learning on the job. Is that relevant for us? I would say so. We know everything about one-man wrecking balls, and on a world scale this could have become… more
    Cees Bruggemans 83
  • L-R - Trevor Villet - Williams Hunt PE; Kenneth Cupido - CP Nel Motors; Ian Nicholls, President and MD, GM Sub-Saharan Africa, Glynn Crookes - Key Durban; Mark Wilson - Jacksons, Pieter Kruger - Sydfred Motor
    Feb 15, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    GMSA applauds the cream of customer-centric…

    PORT ELIZABETH - The top performing dealerships in the General Motors South Africa (GMSA) network have been honoured for the exceptional service they provided to Chevrolet, Opel and Isuzu customers in 2016. The prestigious GMSA Dealer Honours awards… more
    Editor 80
  • Autopromotec 2017: Request your free e-ticket!
    Feb 15, 2017 Events

    Autopromotec 2017: Request your free…

    To visit Autopromotec 2017 – that will be held in Bologna (Italy), May 24-28 – sign up on Autopromotec website and you will receive your free entry ticket delivered to your inbox. The e-ticket will be valid for all five show days: if you ticked the… more
    Editor 125
  • Economic Insights: Unpacking some Packaging
    Feb 15, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Unpacking some Packaging

    "Making America Great Again" and "America First" could easily be applied to South Africa, too, even if we would probably have to walk somewhat different paths. As the Trump presidency accelerates towards its stated goals, and given the potential… more
    Cees Bruggemans 77
  • Hijackings and smash-and-grabs – the AA gives a list of do’s and don’ts
    Feb 15, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Hijackings and smash-and-grabs – the AA…

    Hijackings, and smash-and-grab incidents, can occur anytime, and anywhere. Recent reports suggest an increase in both these classes of attacks. The Automobile Association (AA) has warned motorists to be vigilant while driving, and to ensure they… more
    Automobile Association 76
  • South Africa and France co-operation on composites hailed
    Feb 15, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    South Africa and France co-operation on…

    South Africa's discussion with France on co-operation around the development of composites has been hailed by the burgeoning composites sector in South Africa. The Mandela Bay Composites Cluster, supported by the dti, and tasked with representing… more
    Editor 72
  • MEYLE-PD brake pads with new friction material mix for vans
    Feb 15, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE-PD brake pads with new friction…

    New friction material formula specially matched to the demands of heavy-load vehicles Hamburg, 14 February 2017. As of now, manufacturer MEYLE offers MEYLE PD brake pads with refined friction material mix to fit a wide range of van models, including… more
    Editor 92
  • Thirteen charities, the latest beneficiaries of the Volkswagen for Good initiative. Front Row from L-R: Ralph Meintjes, Crystal Meintjes, Lindelwa Mavuso, Nocawa Sinam, Vernon Naidoo, Nobuzwe Mofekeng, Catherine Hendricks, Maureen Lamb, Back Row from L-R: Rev Mlamli Mani, Gcobani Zonke, Trevor Long, Jill Mclellan, Thobeka Mduduma,  Misiwe Ngqondela
    Feb 14, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen assists local charities

    Thirteen charities, the latest beneficiaries of the Volkswagen for Good initiative Volkswagen donates R2-million to local charities Volkswagen has donated R2-million to thirteen charities and non-profit organisations in the Nelson Mandela… more
    Editor 118
  • The devil is in the detail: National Minimum Wage
    Feb 14, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    The devil is in the detail: National Minimum…

    By Aadil Patel and Kirsten Caddy, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa last week announced that representatives of government, business, the community sector and two of the three labour federations represented at The National… more
    Editor 79
  • NAACAM SHOW: Travel Arrangements
    Feb 14, 2017 Events

    NAACAM SHOW: Travel Arrangements

    Editor 122
  • RGMotorsport makes the Ranger kula than a Kuga
    Feb 14, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    RGMotorsport makes the Ranger kula than a…

    Fords...it's so hot out there, some of them are literally frying! But RGMotorsport can fix that and the Strydom Park-based can help the Ranger and Everest keep its cool despite the scorching weather... The 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbodiesel is one… more
    Editor 97
  • The new Sector Focusreport for Q1 2017 is now available!
    Feb 14, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    The new Sector Focusreport for Q1 2017 is…

    Does your company need a detailed economic overview and forecasts for the sector that you operate in or target? The Sector Focus report provides: an economic for the majorindustries of the economy industry forecasts for the 10 major manufacturing… more
    Editor 90
  • Jose Dos Santos,  CEO of Cell C and Andrea Gevers, CEO and Founder of Ask Afrika
    Feb 14, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Authenticity and individualism are vital for…

    Brand reputation relies heavily on exemplary service delivery and getting this right rests on having a deep understanding of what customers want out of an interaction with employees. Trust and loyalty levels are diminishing globally and consumers… more
    Editor 75
  • Economic Insights: A regulatory recession
    Feb 14, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: A regulatory recession

    I am not a mining analyst, but I picked up enough on the fringes of the Mining Indaba to make me feel highly uncomfortable. As a general rule, demand and supply decide overall activity conditions. And with commodity prices having recovered last… more
    Cees Bruggemans 74
  • MIWA welcomes Competition Commission’s probe into car repair industry
    Feb 14, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    MIWA welcomes Competition Commission’s probe…

    The Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) welcomes the Competition Commission’s probe into, amongst others, exclusionary conduct in the car repair industry. “Consumers have been facing tough economic times for a considerable period now so we… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 88
  • Automotive Engineering Show set to tap NCR auto cluster
    Feb 13, 2017 Events

    Automotive Engineering Show set to tap NCR…

    Trade fair to make its debut with ACMA Automechanika New Delhi next month Having established itself as the prime sourcing hub for manufacturing professionals in west and south of India through its renowned Pune and Chennai editions, Automotive… more
    Editor 145
  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City receives overwhelming response from the global automotive industry
    Feb 13, 2017 Events

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City receives…

    Extensive support from Asian trade organisations and government agencies Automechanika, one of the largest industry-leading automotive exhibitions in the world, is landing in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 15 – 17 March 2017. Co-organised by Messe… more
    Editor 131
  • Economic Insights: SA prospects
    Feb 13, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: SA prospects

    With the radical economic transformation agenda becoming ever more explicit politically, how is this being absorbed by the SA economy? It used to be that "shocks" (unexpected events, with forward data implications) caused deep market disturbances… more
    Cees Bruggemans 117
  • Poor customer service is costing companies billions
    Feb 13, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Poor customer service is costing companies…

    The cost of poor customer service is enormous, modern consumers are reluctant to do business with companies that offer poor customer service. In contrast, successful innovative businesses are competing to deliver superior customer service… more
    Editor 114
  • BMW Group South Africa announce new head of MINI South Africa
    Feb 13, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    BMW Group South Africa announce new head of…

    Midrand. BMW Group South Africa is pleased to announce that Thilosh Moodally is the new Head of MINI South Africa. She succeeds Kabelo Rabotho who left the company at the end of 2016. Moodally, a qualified Chartered Accountant CA(SA), joined BMW… more
    Editor 84
  • Wesbank appoints Mark Finlayson as the CEO OF its motor division
    Feb 13, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Wesbank appoints Mark Finlayson as the CEO…

    WesBank has announced the appointment of Mark Finlayson as the CEO of its Motor division following the departure of Simphiwe Nghona on 1 February 2017. Mark Finlayson is the current CEO of DirectAxis, a subsidiary of WesBank specialising in… more
    Editor 103
  • National Minimum Wage on the way - May 2018
    Feb 13, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    National Minimum Wage on the way - May 2018

    By Samantha Coetzer and Aadil Patel, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa announced this week that: “Agreements on measures to strengthen labour stability and collective bargaining and on modalities for the introduction of a… more
    Editor 96
  • Newsletter 10 FEB 2017 |  Another Masterdrive Adventure
    Feb 13, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Newsletter 10 FEB 2017 | Another…

    MasterTips for Driving: Why you should pay attention to distracted driving MasterTest: The Mazda BT-50 Facelift MasterNews: Nominate your drivers for the Hall of Fame MasterHumour: Bros before bros Training Offers Read it here more
    Editor 110
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Announces 2017 Formula One™ Broadcast Sponsorship
    Feb 13, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Announces 2017 Formula…

    On 26 March 2017 in the cockpits of the world’s fastest road course racing cars and in the hands of the world’s best race car drivers, the chase will begin for the 68th Formula One™ (F1™) World Championship title. Twenty drivers from 10 confirmed… more
    Editor 106
  • Join the Vermont Sales Team for their annual Open Trade Day on the 24 / 25th March 2017
    Feb 10, 2017 Events

    Join the Vermont Sales Team for their annual…

    “Our ever-popular Vermont Sales open day will be our largest to date this year offering our customers opportunity to continue growing their businesses,” said Vermont Sales, Director Ryan Hunt. “We have a large contingency of suppliers from Germany,… more
    Editor 107
  • Groupe Renault: 2016 financial results
    Feb 10, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Groupe Renault: 2016 financial results

    2016 RECORD YEAR, WITH REVENUES AT €51.2 BILLION AND OPERATING MARGIN AT 6.4% Revenues up 13.1% to €51,243 million Registrations up 13.3% to 3.18 million units Group operating margin at €3,282 million, up 38.2%, representing 6.4% of revenues, versus… more
    Editor 109
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 10/02/2017
  • Naamsa Comment – Jeff Osborne, Automotive Head for Gumtree SA
    Feb 10, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa Comment – Jeff Osborne, Automotive…

    The slight YoY increase in new vehicle sales is a good indicator of a stronger economy, although consumer confidence will have to grow dramatically before the industry is wholly out of the woods, says Jeff Osborne of Gumtree South Africa. “While the… more
    Editor 102
  • Team Land Rover gears up for 2017 Absa Cape Epic
    Feb 10, 2017 Events

    Team Land Rover gears up for 2017 Absa Cape…

    Team Land Rover will include seasoned cyclists and celebrated sportsmen Last Lion, Mike “Amashova” Nixon, to represent Land Rover Illustrious new venues in the 2017 route, including the award-winning Val de Vie estate Team Land Rover will be out in… more
    Editor 128
  • Singapore to host the inaugural GarageXpo Asia in March
    Feb 10, 2017 Events

    Singapore to host the inaugural GarageXpo…

    (Alongside Tyrexpo Asia 2017) The inaugural edition of GarageXpo Asia, organised by SingEx Exhibitions Pte Ltd will be staged on 21 – 23 March 2017 in Singapore and feature almost 100 international and local exhibitors. This new three day trade show… more
    Editor 240
  • Subaru confirmed as the official vehicle partner to The Voice SA Season II
    Feb 10, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Subaru confirmed as the official vehicle…

    Subaru Southern Africa has been confirmed as the official vehicle partner to The Voice SA Season II. The Voice SA has historically been a huge success for M-Net Channel 101. The Voice SA Season 1 winner Richard Stirton has already topped the iTunes… more
    Editor 142
  • JJ Dowling takes over as General Manager: Manufacturing
    Feb 10, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Tyre SA Welcomes New General…

    Returns to South Africa after four years as Plant Manager for Continental Tyre in Malaysia Started his career with Continental Tyre SA as a student in 1996, studying Rubber Technology PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 9 February, 2017 - Continental Tyre… more
    Editor 114
  • Jean-Jacques Wiroth (left) and Nonkosi Dyantyi (right) hands over boxes of building blocks to Denise Pudney (middle).
    Feb 10, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Port Elizabeth - Goodyear South Africa…

    Goodyear South Africa held its annual Group Conference at the Boardwalk Hotel on February 8, 2017. In line with this year's conference theme, 'Building Together', teams had to plan, design and paint building blocks for children in the Nelson Mandela… more
    Editor 95
  • Craig Roberts, new Managing Director of Mazda Southern Africa
    Feb 09, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    New Managing Director for Mazda Southern…

    Mazda Motor Corporation has appointed South African native Craig Roberts as new Managing Director of Mazda Southern Africa. Currently Head of Sales and an Executive for Mazda SA, Mr. Roberts has a long standing career and widespread experience… more
    Editor 123
  • More than 50 world's leading auto aftermarket brands join Autopro Indonesia
    Feb 09, 2017 Events

    More than 50 world's leading auto…

    Various products from more than 50 world's leading auto aftermarket brands, ranging from tires, window films, audio-video system, auto accessories, lighting, leather seat, anti-rust, car care, lubricants, tuning and many more already confirmed their… more
    Editor 125
  • Three Million Mile Man Shares Love of Cars in SA
    Feb 09, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Three Million Mile Man Shares Love of Cars…

    Guinness World Record holder Irvin Gordon chats to locals about car care after driving more than 5 million kilometres in 50 years Johannesburg, South Africa, 8 February 2017 – Irvin "Irv" Gordon (76) was recently in South Africa to film a video… more
    Editor 126
  • Kaizer Chiefs and Toyota Announce Partnership Agreement
    Feb 08, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Kaizer Chiefs and Toyota Announce…

    Kaizer Chiefs are pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with the number one leading Car manufacturer in South Africa, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM). The Japanese-based car manufacturer will become the official motor vehicle… more
    Editor 157
  • Economic Insights: Locking horns
    Feb 08, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Locking horns…

    Many cliches coming to mind. Locking horns, taking the eye off the ball. The American electorate has thrown a monkey wrench into the works, and its champion Trump is prepared to follow through. But at what cost, benefit? In the process are we losing… more
    Cees Bruggemans 137
  • Tyres are critical safety features – check them properly and regularly
    Feb 08, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Tyres are critical safety features – check…

    Tyres remain a dangerously overlooked component of car care in South Africa, sometimes with fatal consequences. This is the view of the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting after reports suggested a tyre burst lead to the deadly N1 crash… more
    Automobile Association 131
  • Volvo Cars reports operating profit increase of 66 per cent in 2016
    Feb 08, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Cars reports operating profit increase…

    Volvo Cars has reported a robust 66 per cent increase in operating profit in 2016 to SEK11bn (~R16.67bn), compared to SEK6.6bn (~R10 bn) in 2015, as global sales hit a new record of 534 332 cars. Net revenue for the period increased 10 per cent to… more
    Editor 124
  • 11th annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest
    Feb 08, 2017 Events

    11th annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is proud to announce the 11th annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. The competition has officially opened for entries and will run until 1 March 2017. Children from all corners of the globe are invited to share ideas… more
    Editor 176
  • Providing the right battery to meet industry’s solar needs
    Feb 08, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Providing the right battery to meet…

    Effectively harnessing South Africa’s abundant solar energy in a business environment offers both environmental and cost-saving benefits. However, when introducing a solar solution, many companies find themselves facing unexpected challenges due to… more
    Editor 172
  • 10 simple tips to extend the life of your car
    Feb 08, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    10 simple tips to extend the life of your car

    It’s the month of love and just like you take care of your loved one, you should be taking care of your car. “There is no truer saying than, ‘Take care of your car and it will take care of you’,” says Vishal Premlall, Director of the Motor Industry… more
    Editor 143
  • Morne Cronje, Head of Franchising at FNB Business
    Feb 08, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    What is the latest buzz in Franchising?

    Much has been said about the slothful state of the economy and have echoed sentiments that 2017 is not going to be a walk in the park. The franchising sector has however found its way through the slow economy with industries such as the fast food… more
    Editor 121
  • New Global Aftermarket manager
    Feb 08, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    New Global Aftermarket manager

    Mr. Beckmann has worked in the international automotive sector for more than 30 years. His extensive experience includes working at Hella, Behr Hella Service and Schaeffler International in a variety of capacities including General Management,… more
    Editor 151
  • Autopromotec 2017: IAM17 focus unveiled
    Feb 07, 2017 Events

    Autopromotec 2017: IAM17 focus unveiled

    The International Aftermarket Meeting will offer a global briefing of the sector with a focus on Mobile Solutions The International Aftermarket Meeting 2017 (IAM17) will be held during Autopromotec on Thursday May 25th and will be one of the most… more
    Editor 236
  • NAACAM Show Event Catalogue
    Feb 07, 2017 Events

    NAACAM Show Event Catalogue

    Editor 361
  • Land Rover Bar launch race boat to win America’s Cup
    Feb 07, 2017 Events

    Land Rover Bar launch race boat to win…

    Sir Ben Ainslie and family christen Land Rover BAR America’s Cup race boat ‘Rita’ in Bermuda Land Rover engineers’ expertise has helped design one of the fastest, most technically advanced race boat ever Intensive final preparations and training in… more
    Editor 254
  • Indy Oil introduces fuel injector cleaner range
    Feb 07, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Indy Oil introduces fuel injector cleaner…

    To ensure your car delivers optimum engine performance and fuel economy, Indy Oil recommends regular cleaning of the fuel injectors. Every time you stop a hot engine a small amount of fuel residue accumulates. The more frequent the stops, the faster… more
    Editor 178
  • Groupe Renault has acquired PVI, a specialist in the electrification of Light Commercial Vehicles
    Feb 07, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Groupe Renault has acquired PVI, a…

    With the acquisition of PVI, which specialises in the conversion of commercial vehicles to natural gas or electricity, Renault will be able to step up the implementation of new technologies, especially in the field of electric LCV conversions This… more
    Editor 137
  • Automatic termination clauses – valid or not?
    Feb 07, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Automatic termination clauses – valid or not?

    There are many instances in which an employee’s continued employment is dependent upon the requirements of a client of the employer. In such cases, the employer links the duration of the employee’s employment to the duration of the contract between… more
    Editor 154
  • Subaru takes on Midmar for the 2nd Year in Succession
    Feb 07, 2017 Events

    Subaru takes on Midmar for the 2nd Year in…

    After a successful inaugural partnership in 2016, Subaru Pietermaritzburg will once again be the Vehicle partner to the Midmar Mile. The Midmar Mile is a proudly South African open water swimming event that takes place at the Midmar Dam in the small… more
    Editor 185
  • Bridgestone lauds pink donations
    Feb 07, 2017 Events

    Bridgestone lauds pink donations

    Bridgestone South Africa inaugural involvement at the pink day exceeded expectations after strong support on World Cancer Day. Bridgestone is donating all proceeds from the 2016 sales of the unique Pink Tyre valve caps to The Pink Drive. World… more
    Editor 278
  • “How to avoid the silent killers on South African roads”
    Feb 06, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    “How to avoid the silent killers on South…

    Thanks to technology, modern vehicles are significantly safer than they were in the past. These days, trucks are loaded with features such as telematics data, collision mitigation systems, active brake assist, electronic stability control, and so on… more
    Editor 156
  • A passion for turning waste into valuable products
    Feb 06, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    A passion for turning waste into valuable…

    Being a depot manager largely speaks to what I firmly believe in - being able to find new uses, value and markets for waste material that was previously discarded with no value. Rea Ngwane is a young woman who is passionate about recycling waste and… more
    Editor 189
  • Learn how to get ahead at Africa’s biggest entrepreneurial expo
    Feb 06, 2017 Events

    Learn how to get ahead at Africa’s biggest…

    In two weeks, Johannesburg will be home to the largest entrepreneurial event in Africa. The NSBC Summit, taking place on 15 and 16 February, is the place to kick start your business plans; find new opportunities and make new business connections. In… more
    Editor 229
  • Get insider insights of how to skilfully manage brand reputation through service delivery
    Feb 06, 2017 Events

    Get insider insights of how to skilfully…

    Service delivery and brand reputation management go hand in hand. A brand may have gotten all four p’s (product, price, place and promotion) right, but if the direct customer interaction with the band representatives does not meet expectations, a… more
    Editor 273
  • Economic Insights: The Blunderbuss Presidency
    Feb 06, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: The Blunderbuss Presidency

    The blunderbuss is a muzzle-loading firearm with a short, large barrel flared at the muzzle. It also stands for doing things in a way lacking in subtlety and any precision. Trump is certainly a large barrel. Whether flared or not, the mouthed… more
    Cees Bruggemans 140
  • Numerology to the Rescue
    Feb 06, 2017 The Phoenix

    Numerology to the Rescue

    2016 was not a great year, by any measurement. Not for the world, nor for South Africa. And 2017 is not shaping up to be any better. What to do? We in our little economy on the southern tip of Africa can do next to nothing about what is going on in… more
    The Phoenix 136
  • From Spain to West Africa in 16 days – MEYLE trainee Niklas Arndt shares his
    Feb 06, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    From Spain to West Africa in 16 days – MEYLE…

    Hamburg, January 2017. Covering two continents, five countries, 3,000 kilometres – the "Dust & Diesel Rally" along the West African coast has been the adventure of a lifetime for Niklas Arndt, Business Administration Trainee at MEYLE AG. For a total… more
    Editor 154
  • Economic Insights: Damaging corporate fallout
    Feb 06, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Damaging corporate…

    The bigger, older and richer the company, the more it has the resources to look after its interests. Such companies don't only play offense (maximizing market share and wealth for their stakeholders), they also play defense (defending themselves… more
    Cees Bruggemans 129
  • MasterDrive Newsletter February 2017
    Feb 06, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    MasterDrive Newsletter February 2017

    MasterApology: Less wasn’t more Last week saw the inaugural release of our revamped newsletter and accompanying online magazine, MasterTorque. On our first run we discovered a few glitches and many of you did not receive the newsletter. For this we… more
    Editor 140
  • Lucky Tiger Wheel & Tyre Shopper Wins BMW Worth R800 000
    Feb 06, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Lucky Tiger Wheel & Tyre Shopper Wins BMW…

    Luke Barritt will never regret his decision to buy Michelin tyres from the Tiger Wheel & Tyre store in Claremont, Cape Town. No buyer's remorse and not a backward glance. Not ever. On the contrary, this may well be the best purchase of his life.… more
    Editor 146
  • Ford South Africa works hard on Safety Recall for Kuga 1.6
    Feb 06, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Ford South Africa works hard on Safety…

    PRETORIA, South Africa, February, 2017 - Ford South Africa met with the National Consumer Commission (NCC) this week to update it on the progress made on the 1.6-litre engine Kugas affected by the recent safety recall. "We know that the incidents of… more
    Editor 153
  • Toyota leads the way in 2017 with a 24,3 per cent market share
    Feb 06, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota leads the way in 2017 with a 24,3 per…

    Toyota has kick-started 2017 with an encouraging result - the market leader's new vehicle sales tally for January was 12,252 units, close to 3,800 units ahead of its nearest competitor. Even more significant is that this represents a record-breaking… more
    Editor 150
  • Euro NCAP anniversary unique opportunity to introduce local safety ratings scale in SA
    Feb 06, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Euro NCAP anniversary unique opportunity to…

    As Europe marks the 20th anniversary of Euro NCAP, the Automobile Association believes it is a unique opportunity to again highlight the need for improved safety testing on cars locally. The Association called for the introduction of safety testing… more
    Automobile Association 144
  • MANN+HUMMEL Establishes Office in Colombia
    Feb 06, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    MANN+HUMMEL Establishes Office in Colombia

    Ludwigsburg, February 2017 – In February, MANN+HUMMEL opened an office in Bogota and therefore for the first time has its own business premises in Colombia. The filtration specialist with headquarters in Ludwigsburg, Germany already founded a sales… more
    Editor 139
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 03/02/2017
  • Ford Sales Remain Resilient Despite Challenging Start to 2017
    Feb 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Sales Remain Resilient Despite…

    Confidence in the Ford brand despite challenges around Kuga 1.6 safety recall Ford's locally built models fly the flag in South Africa: Ranger the best-selling vehicle for January in LCV segment and overall Second-highest sales for Everest Highest… more
    Editor 156
  • AA gives hints for new drivers
    Feb 02, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    AA gives hints for new drivers

    Learning to drive used to be a rite of passage for young people. But the gradual improvement of public transport in South Africa, along with the rise of ride-sharing services, means that a driving licence is less of a necessity than it used to be… more
    Automobile Association 140
  • Autopromotec 2017 - Pre-catalogue online
    Feb 02, 2017 Events

    Autopromotec 2017 - Pre-catalogue online

    We inform you that the pre-catalogue of Autopromotec 2017, that will take place in Bologna, May 24 – 28, is now available on line. Follow the link here. The list is aimed at facilitating contacts between visitors and exhibitors, by informing buyers… more
    Editor 266
  • Plan your visit to AutoPro Indonesia 2017
    Feb 02, 2017 Events

    Plan your visit to AutoPro Indonesia 2017

    Plan your visit to AutoPro Indonesia. The show will feature more than fifty brands coming from Indonesia, UK, Australia, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam. Indonesia’s first automotive, modification and tuning exhibition, AutoPro Indonesia… more
    Editor 195
  • Wesbank: 2017 Vehicle sales off to positive start
    Feb 02, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Wesbank: 2017 Vehicle sales off to positive…

    February 2017 – The new vehicle sales market has hit the ground running in 2017, according to the latest aggregated new vehicle sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa). January 2017 saw total… more
    Editor 155
  • China’s Bank Brands More Valuable than America's
    Feb 02, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    China’s Bank Brands More Valuable than…

    Total value of Chinese bank brands surpasses that of US, brand study reveals Wells Fargo loses its status as the world’s most valuable banking brand ICBC is now the world’s most valuable, worth US$47.8bn after 32% growth For the very first time, the… more
    Editor 143
  • Absa comment on Naamsa New Vehicle Sales and Exports - January 2017
    Feb 02, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Absa comment on Naamsa New Vehicle Sales and…

    In summary 50,333 vehicles were sold in the first month of the year. That is 3.7% less than 48 512 vehicles sold in January of 2016. Click Here for More more
    Editor 253
  • Standard Bank comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - January 2017
    Feb 02, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Standard Bank comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle…

    “The start of 2017 shows positive signs for the new vehicle market as we experienced a year on year growth of 3.7% largely driven by rental industry sales contribution of 23.8%. Despite this positive increase in car sales, passenger vehicle sales… more
    Editor 115
  • Messe Frankfurt Middle East announces launch of Automechanika Riyadh 2018
    Feb 02, 2017 Events

    Messe Frankfurt Middle East announces launch…

    Exhibition to alternate between Automechanika Jeddah creating more business opportunities in vast Saudi auto aftermarket Dubai, UAE: Messe Frankfurt Middle East has announced the launch of Automechanika Riyadh 2018 today (1 February), as the… more
    Editor 260
  • Getting a dash cam – what you need to know
    Feb 02, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Getting a dash cam – what you need to know

    Any accident where another driver was at fault will have a certain amount of back-and-forth arguing about who was responsible…and if a picture says a thousand words, a video speaks volumes. Hence the popularity of dashboard cameras (or dashcams).… more
    Editor 171
  • Not understanding
    Feb 02, 2017 On the Cees

    Not understanding Comment CeesBruggemans…

    It isn't an easy proposition. But the thing that Zuma & Trump have in common is that they don't understand certain issues AND are willing to incur penalties for the broader population, provided their own mission definition wins through. This… more
    Cees Bruggemans 158
  • Comment on the January, 2017 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Feb 01, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Comment on the January, 2017 South African…

    1. Comment on the January, 2017 South African new vehicle sales statistics 2. Invitation to motoring media representatives to attend a Naamsa media presentation in Johannesburg on 2nd March, 2017 1. Comment on the January, 2017 South African new… more
    Editor 172
  • Vermont Sales Training courses for March 2017
    Feb 01, 2017 Events

    Vermont Sales Training courses for March 2017

    Intro to power tools, Drill bit science, Air supply in the workshop, merchandising for retail, sales training and Wood & Metal working projects Vermont Sales training academy has announced its first courses for March 2017 training programs. The… more
    Editor 234
  • Only Monroe® has it all
    Feb 01, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Only Monroe® has it all

    Latest research shows Tenneco leads the coverage race with 95% coverage on Monroe shocks and leading coverage over all categories combined* Shock absorbers, steering and suspension parts and springs – the Monroe product portfolio leads the market… more
    Editor 244
  • Dodge the pothole
    Feb 01, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Dodge the pothole

    Following the recent heavy rains in parts of South Africa you can expect the roads to have considerably more potholes. Every driver knows the dreaded feeling of not dodging a pothole in time and the subsequent damage you can suffer to your car. The… more
    Editor 159
  • Rolls-Royce motor cars announces record number of places available for apprenticeship programme
    Feb 01, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Rolls-Royce motor cars announces record…

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that a record number of places are available for the company’s 2017 Apprenticeship Programme. Since the programme was launched in 2006, numbers have progressively increased, with 2017 offering a record 20… more
    Editor 147
  • New additions to the range of MEYLE-HD tie rod ends
    Feb 01, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    New additions to the range of MEYLE-HD tie…

    Technically refined spare parts offer added value for heavy vehicles and relief from excessive stress due to poor road conditions Hamburg, January 2017. For years, model variety among big and heavy vehicles has been on the increase. Tie rod ends, in… more
    Editor 166
  • Economic Insights: Unexpected abrupt changes
    Feb 01, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Unexpected abrupt changes

    To get jobs back and stimulate home production and growth, Trump favours major intervention in manufacturing trade specifically. This has overnight caused all kinds of disruption while raising deep concerns. It is as if Trump wants to go back into… more
    Cees Bruggemans 144
  • Bridgestone's well-known Pink Valve Caps will be for sale on World Cancer Day at a special event to mark the occasion at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
    Feb 01, 2017 Events

    Bridgestone goes pink for World Cancer Day

    Bridgestone's well-known Pink Valve Caps will be for sale on World Cancer Day at a special event to mark the occasion at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. The occasion, dubbed 'Pink Day', takes place on Saturday February 4, and will raise funds for… more
    Editor 271
  • Absent proof of trade union membership. No strike!
    Jan 31, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Absent proof of trade union membership. No…

    Strike action invariably demonstrates a union’s ability to mobilise its members. However, it often occurs that unions are capable of mobilising more than just their members, particularly when non-members have something to benefit from the industrial… more
    Editor 155
  • Economic Insights: The betting resumes
    Jan 30, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: The betting resumes

    After two months of joyous upward re-rating in US equities and Dollar (and fearful increases in US bond yields), markets caught a breather lasting nearly a month after Christmas. The news flow, though initially revolutionary in its promises, had… more
    Cees Bruggemans 134
  • Invitation to annual Road Transport Legislation Workshop - 2017
    Jan 30, 2017 Events

    Invitation to annual Road Transport…

    We wish to invite you to register for our Eighteenth Annual Road Transport Legislation Workshop. An electronic or printed version of our National Road Traffic Act Compilation and the presentations of the speakers are included in the workshop fee.… more
    Editor 252
  • The Franchise Show :: Book now
    Jan 30, 2017 Events

    The Franchise Show :: Book Now

    The Franchise Show is leading the way! The Franchise Show, hosted at the NSBC Summit, brings together a widespread array of the best franchise and business opportunities, new ideas and the latest trends - all under one roof over two days! You will… more
    Editor 261
  • Basic Economics Course 16 February 2016
    Jan 30, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Basic Economics Course 16 February 2016

    We would you like to have a better understanding of how the economy works and how it impacts on your organisation? Econometrix is offering an introductory Basic Economics Course on the 16th of February 2017 Course Objective: A one day course… more
    Editor 134
  • Economic Insights: The Old Order dissolves
    Jan 30, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: The Old Order dissolves…

    Winning a game-changer election is one thing, a point in time. The changes following in its wake take time to crystalise. So with Trump, where we are barely a week into his Presidency (though already three months into his new reality). The outline… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 151
  • Renault Sport Racing Announce BP and Castrol as New Partner
    Jan 30, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Renault Sport Racing Announce BP and Castrol…

    Johannesburg, South Africa, January 2017 – BP and Renault Sport Racing have today announced a new partnership which will see the global oil company join the recently reformed Renault Sport Formula One Team in support of their ambition to fight for… more
    Editor 185
  • Continental Celebrates Proud Legacy Spanning 70 Years in South Africa
    Jan 30, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Celebrates Proud Legacy Spanning…

    Company founded in January 1947 as the General Tire and Rubber Company Acquired by Continental AG in 1998, renamed Continental Tyre South Africa (Pty) Ltd One of the country's leading tyre manufacturers, and the only supplier to all seven local… more
    Editor 163
  • Fuel hike clipped as Rand rallies
    Jan 27, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel hike clipped as Rand rallies

    Fuel prices will increase in February, but not by as much as expected, after the Rand staged a comeback against the US dollar in late-January. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel… more
    Automobile Association 188
  • SAPIA appoints Shashi Rabbipal as 2017 Chairperson
    Jan 27, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    SAPIA appoints Shashi Rabbipal as 2017…

    January 2017 – Shashi Rabbipal, Chairman of Chevron South Africa, has succeeded Maurice Radebe as Chairperson of the South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) for the 2017 year. Rabbipal will become chairperson to the Board of Governors -… more
    Editor 195
  • SKF hub bearings boost handling, comfort and driving experience on the new Cadillac CT6
    Jan 27, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    SKF hub bearings boost handling, comfort and…

    Engineered in partnership with GM, new hub bearing units are stiffer, smoother, quieter and longer lasting SKF is supplying General Motors with front and rear wheel hub bearing units for the new 2016 Cadillac CT6 prestige luxury sedan, launched at… more
    Editor 192
  • Bulelani Mini, area manager for Engen, Swaziland congratulates Bongane Nkonyane the lucky winner of a Kia Picanto in the Shift into Gear this Summer competition run by Engen Swaziland.
    Jan 27, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Lucky Engen customer wins a Kia Picanto

    Bongane Nkonyane is the lucky winner of a brand new Kia Picanto as part of the Shift into Gear this Summer competition run by Engen Swaziland. Out of three finalists, Bongane chose the winning key which opened the door to his new car. The Engen… more
    Editor 191
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update -  TIKZN sponsored companies
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 27/01/2017
  • The next step in safety
    Jan 26, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    The next step in safety

    The crime world is facing a new challenge which has the potential to make it more difficult to get away with certain crimes. New technology has been introduced which can drastically reduce the amount of time during which an alert for a hijacked or… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 230
  • BMW Group confirms additional production of BMW X1 at VDL Nedcar
    Jan 26, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    BMW Group confirms additional production of…

    Strong demand for BMW X1 worldwide makes split production necessary Rijswijk/Munich. As of August 2017, VDL Nedcar in Born in the Netherlands will begin production of the BMW X1. The move was jointly announced today by the BMW Group and the VDL… more
    Editor 187
  • Engen appoints D.M. Distributors as lubricants distributor in Nacala, Mozambique
    Jan 26, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Engen appoints D.M. Distributors as…

    Engen Petroleum, a leading producer and marketer of a wide range of fuels, lubricants and oil-based products has appointed D.M. Distributors as the official distributor of Engen’s full range of lubricants in the Nacala region of Mozambique. Rogerio… more
    Editor 202
  • Wheel Well Golf Day 2017
    Jan 25, 2017 Events

    Wheel Well Golf Day 2017

    Our 3rd annual golf day is upon us and you are hereby cordially invited to be part of this lovely day. As always, we build and expand on our previous successes and push the envelope to make most of our day with you all. This time round we will have… more
    Editor 470
  • Automotive Industry Conference 2017 - Naacam Show
    Jan 25, 2017 Events

    Automotive Industry Conference 2017 - Naacam…

    Secure your seat now at the official conference for South Africa's Automotive Manufacturing Supply Chain. more
    Editor 590
  • New bearings simplify the woodworking industry
    Jan 25, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    New bearings simplify the woodworking…

    Both speed and precision are desirable attributes for the bearings used in spindles for machine tooling applications. High-speed capability and accuracy are significant factors also for woodworking and other ‘soft material’ industries, Add the… more
    Editor 196
  • SKF Product Information - Nissan NV 350 Impendulo
    Jan 25, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Product Information - Nissan NV 350…

    SKF is already offering a consistent range for the Nissan NV350 Impendulo , that has been on our roads since 2014. Product Information more
    Editor 388
  • Data Destruction - more than just deleting files
    Jan 24, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Data Destruction - more than just deleting…

    Data end-of-life has now become a huge challenge for most companies, especially with uncontrolled data growth that has resulted in new corporate policies for data storage and retention. This is largely as a result of legislation and regulations such… more
    Editor 171
  • Economic Insights: Sit Tight
    Jan 24, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Sit Tight

    So you thought you understood the situation? Trump was going to be big, but not mental? Well, think again. The daily White House flow is pumping up, and it looks like big change. As Trump has been saying for 18 months, he has the ordinary bloke in… more
    Cees Bruggemans 166
  • My phone, my photos!
    Jan 24, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    My phone, my photos!

    Although an employee has a right to privacy, it is not absolute. The employee’s case, in NUMSA and Another v Rafee N.O. and Others (JR1022/12) [2016] ZALCJHB 512, was that the employer’s instruction that he hand over his mobile phone for inspection… more
    Editor 191
  • Report highlights South African auto component manufacturers' progress
    Jan 24, 2017 Events

    Report highlights South African auto…

    Research, which shows significant performance improvements amongst South Africa's automotive component manufacturers over the past decade, is enhancing the country’s reputation as a competitive global automotive producer. Industry body the National… more
    Editor 440
  • Volvo Car South Africa announces two new finance products
    Jan 24, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Car South Africa announces two new…

    Volvo Car South Africa (VCSA) has announced the arrival of two new finance products geared at increasing the appeal of owning a new Volvo in South Africa. The two products, which can be combined or opted-for separately when purchasing a new Volvo,… more
    Editor 241
  • Suspension of 70 testing officials in Johannesburg should only be the start
    Jan 24, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Suspension of 70 testing officials in…

    Association calls for speedy action at all licence centres in the country “Many problems associated with road safety begin and end at the licencing centres. Various administrations in the transport department have expressed concern about rampant… more
    Automobile Association 178
  • Jean du Plessis, Founder and Managing Director
    Jan 24, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Auto Pride makes it official

    If you’ve owned a car in South Africa, you’ll be conscious of the array of poor quality, over-priced and un-warranted auto parts and products that exist on the market. You’re probably also aware of the number of cars on our roads that are not… more
    Editor 186
  • Win this prize:
    Jan 23, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Win this prize: "Events Driving Mobility…

    5 (five) lucky people will each receive a printed copy of the "Events Driving Mobility Calendar 2017" published by Messe Frankfurt. All you have to do to stand in line to win this prize is to answer the easy question below: (South African residents… more
    Editor 202
  • Economic Insights: SA interest rate prospects
    Jan 23, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: SA interest rate prospects

    With growth short of 1% and the SA economy far from full resource use, inflation likely to fade from a recent peak of 6.8% to nearer 5%, the Rand remarkably benign in 13-14:$ territory, and near neutral in trade-weighted terms, and the short-term… more
    Cees Bruggemans 193
  • Volkswagen helps Wilderness Foundation Africa
    Jan 23, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen helps Wilderness Foundation Africa

    Volkswagen and Wilderness Foundation Africa moving students forward Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) believes in supporting non-profit organisations that contribute to the empowerment of youth in local communities. One such organisation is… more
    Editor 274
  • Economic Insights: The Banality of Binary
    Jan 23, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: The Banality of Binary

    It is a stark choice, the one between two extremes. Yet SA is facing exactly that this is year regarding the choice of its next leadership. Between the extension of a patronage state, in which a small elite sees the entire economy at its service; as… more
    Cees Bruggemans 175
  • Another MasterDrive Adventure
    Jan 23, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Another MasterDrive Adventure

    MasterDrive is proud to announce our new newsletter initiative: MasterTorque. Every week our database of over 20,000 individuals will receive our fresh and updated newsletter which will link to the MasterTorque online magazine where you can access… more
    Editor 180
  • NAACAM SHOW BOOK ONLINE
    Jan 20, 2017 Events

    NAACAM SHOW BOOK ONLINE

    Editor 710
  • Be a Part of this Exciting Event!
    Jan 20, 2017 Events

    Be a Part of this Exciting Event!

    Indonesia’s first automotive, modification and tuning exhibition, AUTOPRO INDONESIA will be held on 23-25 February 2017 at Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), and is an exhibition you don’t want to miss! Enthusiastic exhibitors coming from Indonesia,… more
    Editor 578
  • Consumer Protection Act: Best practices applicable to the motor industry
    Jan 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Consumer Protection Act: Best practices…

    During 2014 the Minister of Trade and Industry published the Motor Industry Code of Conduct, which serves as a framework for dispute resolution between consumers and participants in the motor industry. On 11 July 2016, the Commissioner of the… more
    Editor 198
  • Diesel and Dust
    Jan 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Diesel and Dust

    From generation to generation VREDENDAL - Some things you just can't kill - and that includes your average Isuzu KB bakkie. Proof of this is to be found in the West Coast hamlet of Vanrynsdorp, in turn a stone's throw from Vredendal, some 270… more
    Editor 194
  • How to spot a good deal when secondhand car buying
    Jan 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    How to spot a good deal when secondhand car…

    The second hand car industry has a poor reputation – and it’s mostly undeserved, says Jeff Osborne, Head of Gumtree Automotive. “Dealerships (even ones that deal solely in secondhand cars) are subject to the Consumer Protection Act, which has gone a… more
    Jeff Osborne 194
  • Car repair startup ClickMechanic secures $1m in funding
    Jan 19, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Car repair startup ClickMechanic secures $1m…

    UK-based startup ClickMechanic, an online based marketplace for car mechanics, has announced it has closed a $1m funding round. The oversubscribed round was led by leading early stage VC studio Forward Partners, along with 500 Startups, and a number… more
    Editor 304
  • TRIGO, Supported by Ardian, Acquires French Specialist EURO-SYMBIOSE
    Jan 19, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    TRIGO, Supported by Ardian, Acquires French…

    Acquisition strengthens expertise in quality audit, training and consulting With support from its majority shareholder Ardian, the independent private investment company, TRIGO Group has acquired 100% of EURO-SYMBIOSE, the French specialist provider… more
    Editor 216
  • Beating rising fuel prices
    Jan 19, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Beating rising fuel prices

    Economists have predicted fuel prices will increase by 44c for petrol and 37c for diesel in February. This does not bode well for motorists as it follows a fuel increase in January and increased mileage as many return to work and school. The MD from… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 184
  • AutoPro Indonesia 2017: Indonesia's Premium Auto Aftermarket Exhibition
    Jan 18, 2017 Events

    AutoPro Indonesia 2017: Indonesia's Premium…

    Jakarta, January 18, 2017 - Exhibitions are the perfect opportunity for brands to market their latest products and increase brand exposure to the larger audiences. AutoPro Indonesia is dedicated to the auto aftermarket sector and will be held on the… more
    Editor 785
  • MEYLE adds 100 drive shafts units to fit all popular vehicle models
    Jan 18, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE adds 100 drive shafts units to fit all…

    Repair professionals benefit from new solutions to cover an ever growing range of repair requirements Hamburg, January 2017. Drive shafts are subject to exceptionally high load levels during operation. To help workshops meet their customers' quality… more
    Editor 197
  • Skills development is sustained through collaboration and mentorship
    Jan 18, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Skills development is sustained through…

    The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA) provides technical and business support to small and medium enterprises, helping them to succeed, grow and, in turn, create further job opportunities. In an economic… more
    Editor 199
  • Bridgestone plant shuttered as Brits municipality defies court
    Jan 18, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Bridgestone plant shuttered as Brits…

    Tyre maker Bridgestone has come out in support of legal action by the Brits Industrialists Association (BIA) against the Madibeng Municipality, and revealed that its Brits tyre plant was one of the factories to which electricity was unlawfully… more
    Editor 244
  • Understanding Vehicle Recalls
    Jan 17, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Understanding Vehicle Recalls

    Yesterday saw the official recall of the Ford Kuga after 47 vehicles reportedly caught alight, while last year 3 million Toyotas were recalled from the South Africa market due to a faulty airbag, which affected 41 million vehicles across the globe.… more
    Editor 199
  • Groupe Renault - 2016 World sales results
    Jan 17, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Groupe Renault - 2016 World sales results

    RECORD SALES FOR GROUPE RENAULT, UP 13.3% TO 3.18 MILLION VEHICLES IN 2016 FOR THE LAST YEAR OF THE RENAULT DRIVE THE CHANGE Record year-on-year increase of 374,000 units (13.3%), up to 3.18 million vehicles sold in 2016. Record year for Renault,… more
    Editor 213
  • Ford Issues Safety Recall for Kuga 1.6
    Jan 17, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Issues Safety Recall for Kuga 1.6

    PRETORIA, South Africa, January, 2017 - Ford South Africa is issuing a safety recall for Kuga models equipped with the 1.6-litre engine to address an engine overheating condition that could cause a fire. A total of 4,556 vehicles are affected by… more
    Editor 210
  • Priced for action
    Jan 17, 2017 On the Cees

    Priced for action

    When hearing the phrase “priced for perfection” one is supposed to cringe. It means all the supposed good news is already priced in, and any unforeseen negative development could give the asset price a bad knock. US equities weren't priced for… more
    Cees Bruggemans 205
  • Poor condition of vehicles contributes to death toll on roads
    Jan 17, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Poor condition of vehicles contributes to…

    An immeasurable contributor to the number of fatalities could easily be the poor mechanical condition of vehicles on our roads, believes Vishal Premlall, Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association. “We are reeling from the 1700 odd deaths… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 294
  • Ford Kuga fires – is a recall on the cards?
    Jan 16, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Kuga fires – is a recall on the cards?

    In light of the recent Ford Kuga fires, Vishal Premlall, Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), believes now is an opportune time to readdress the issues surrounding vehicle recalls in South Africa. “While it is unclear whether… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 226
  • Six New TSW Alloy Wheels Available at Tiger Wheel & Tyre
    Jan 16, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Six New TSW Alloy Wheels Available at Tiger…

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre stores across the nation are proudly unveiling six new alloy wheels from the iconic TSW line, and, for its part TSW has yet again delivered. The new wheels go by the names Storm, Rebel, Python, Quad, Rogue, and Phantom, and are… more
    Editor 201
  • Brace for another fuel hike
    Jan 16, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Brace for another fuel hike

    Fuel prices are set for another hike at the end of January. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). "The Rand / US dollar exchange… more
    Automobile Association 204
  • Government-funded drivetrain project promises hydrogen-enabled, zero-emission commercial van revolution
    Jan 16, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Government-funded drivetrain project…

    London: 16.1.17 The UK government has announced funding for a project that promises to catapult the UK to the forefront of the global race to develop a supply chain for the manufacture of hydrogen-enabled drivetrains for large vans and trucks. The… more
    Editor 227
  • Tread carefully your life depends on it
    Jan 16, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Tread carefully your life depends on it

    Its startling to comprehend that a mere 6.4mm can be the difference between life and death, but those are odds most South Africans motorist are exposed to every time they use their cars. The tread depth on a set of brand new tyres is 8mm. The lowest… more
    Editor 208
  • KIA and Rafael Nadal back again at Australian Open 2017
    Jan 16, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    KIA and Rafael Nadal back again at…

    KIA Motors supplies 110 official fleet vehicles for Australian Open 2017 (SEOUL) January 16, 2017 – As the major sponsor of Australian Open 2017, KIA Motors handed over a fleet of 110 official tournament vehicles to Tennis Australia during a… more
    Editor 211
  • Economic Insights: The South African Year 2017
    Jan 16, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: The South African Year…

    Unlike Britain, which is consumed by Brexit expectations, or America which is looking forward with apparent equal measures of enthusiasm and dread to the Trump presidency take-off, South Africa hasn't quite the equivalent. Instead, 2017 is in… more
    Cees Bruggemans 265
  • Renault France - CAP 2020: Signature of Business Contract for Sustainable Performance of Renault in France
    Jan 16, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Renault France - CAP 2020: Signature of…

    On 13 January 2017, Groupe Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn and representatives of the CFDT, CFE-CGC and FO unions signed the Renault France – CAP 2020 agreement. Renault France – CAP 2020, a Business Contract for Sustainable Performance, lays the… more
    Editor 217
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 13/01/2017
  • Under-Employed, Under-Inclusive and Under Threat: the World in 2017
    Jan 13, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Under-Employed, Under-Inclusive and Under…

    Trends such as rising income inequality and societal polarisation triggered political change in 2016 and could exacerbate global risks in 2017 if urgent action is not taken, according to the Global Risks Report 2017 Key drivers of risks can be… more
    Editor 215
  • A car that can feel emotion – among other things
    Jan 13, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    A car that can feel emotion – among other…

    Most of us will say that we love our cars, but what if the feeling was mutual? By far one of the most exciting developments of 2017 has been the so-called emotional engine introduced by Honda at CES last week. The NeuV (pronounced “new-v”) comes… more
    Editor 209
  • AutoPro Indonesia - Welcoming 2017 with excitement
    Jan 12, 2017 Events

    AutoPro Indonesia - Welcoming 2017 with…

    Happy New Year ! We’re excited for the new year and for the upcoming AutoPro Indonesia, that will be held on 23-25 February 2017. The 3-day exhibition is an ideal platform for Auto Aftermarket, Modification and Tuning to network, improve awareness… more
    Editor 440
  • Avis total mobility solution for the film industry
    Jan 12, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Avis total mobility solution for the film…

    Working on one of the most anticipated movies of 2017 is a task Avis’ film division relishes. The leading car rental company is providing cars, vans, and chauffeur services to the filming crew and leading stars of the blockbuster epic: The Mummy.… more
    Editor 229
  • Economic Insights: Trump's winding road
    Jan 11, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Trump's winding road

    It started simple. We will give you tax cuts, better infrastructure, less regulation. For those craving it, there will be more trade protection & fewer Mexicans. Geopolitically, we will demand fairer treatment, as much from our European and Asian… more
    Cees Bruggemans 231
  • Toyota Prius racks up awards
    Jan 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota Prius racks up awards

    BEST FAMILY CAR TITLE IN UK CAR OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2017 The Toyota Prius has been named the Best Family Car in the UK Car of the Year Awards 2017, proof positive that the world's most successful hybrid has evolved into a car that ranks as Britain's… more
    Editor 213
  • New Messe Frankfurt calendar for 2017: digital scenes made of components and parts
    Jan 11, 2017 Events

    New Messe Frankfurt calendar for 2017:…

    New fairs and conferences for the automotive and transport & logistics sectors The future has right of way at Messe Frankfurt. And the Mobility & Logistics business unit continues to invest in an international portfolio of fairs, events and… more
    Editor 481
  • Sales by the PSA Group increased for the third consecutive year
    Jan 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Sales by the PSA Group increased for the…

    In 2016, sales increased by 5.8%, to 3,146,000 units*. The product offensive in the Push to Pass plan was launched for the Peugeot and Citroën brands. Successful commercial launches for the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, Expert and Traveller, the new CITROËN… more
    Editor 216
  • Busy time for Sewells MSXI’s business turnaround consultant
    Jan 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Busy time for Sewells MSXI’s business…

    Guill Marais, a Senior Business Consultant at Sewells-MSXI, is having a busy time as the ongoing economic downturn takes its toll on many retail motor companies. Marais’s speciality at Sewells-MSXI is turning around businesses that are either in… more
    Editor 268
  • A safe start to the new school year
    Jan 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    A safe start to the new school year

    As parents get ready to kick off the new school year, it is also time to find a safe and reliable means of transport for their children. In November of 2016, amendments were made to the National Road Traffic Regulation forbidding the transport of… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 215
  • Keeping workplace alcohol consumption under control all year round
    Jan 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Keeping workplace alcohol consumption under…

    The fact that alcohol consumption increases over the holiday period is a well-known fact, and many companies implement more stringent controls and policies over these times to reduce risk. However, this piecemeal approach is often ineffective in the… more
    Editor 209
  • Opel Increases European Sales by Four Percent in 2016
    Jan 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Opel Increases European Sales by Four…

    Highest sales in five years: Increase of around 46,000 units Car of the Year 2016: Astra bestselling model 7 in 17: Further growth expected this year thanks to model offensive Rüsselsheim. Opel/Vauxhall have once again significantly increased annual… more
    Editor 227
  • Toyota and Hilux make history in 2016
    Jan 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota and Hilux make history in 2016

    Toyota's "tougherer" new Hilux has made history by achieving sales leadership in South Africa for the 44th time in the past 47 years by notching up a 2016 retail total of 35,428 - 3,000 units ahead of its nearest competitor. By recording 3,074 sales… more
    Editor 248
  • Time for talking is gone
    Jan 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Time for talking is gone

    Association says death tolls will continue to rise in the absence of proper, actionable strategies The increase in road deaths over the 2016/17 festive period is cause for great concern and points to the lack of a proper road safety strategy to deal… more
    Automobile Association 215
  • New CEO and MD for FCA South Africa
    Jan 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    New CEO and MD for FCA South Africa

    Midrand - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announces the appointment of the new CEO and MD of Fiat Group Automobiles South Africa (Pty) Ltd, importer of Fiat, Fiat Professional, Abarth and Alfa Romeo brands and Chrysler South Africa (Pty) Ltd, importer of… more
    Editor 250
  • 2016 new car sales in review
    Jan 10, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    2016 new car sales in review

    The latest aggregated sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) show that the decline in new vehicle sales continued in December. A total of 41 639 vehicles were sold last month, a year-on-year… more
    Editor 248
  • Kaspersky Lab comment: David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab
    Jan 10, 2017 Events

    Kaspersky Lab on CES 2017 and the future of…

    CES2017 featured a variety of technologies that support the future of autonomous/automated driving, including parking assist, collision avoidance, emergency braking and much more. Technology has transformed the driving experience and will continue… more
    Editor 538
  • Comment on the December 2016 monthly sales, calendar 2016 new vehicle sales statistics and prospects for 2017
    Jan 09, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Comment on the December 2016 monthly sales,…

    1.BRIEF COMMENT ON DECEMBER, 2016 SALES Industry domestic sales ended 2016 on a weak note with aggregate industry new vehicle sales for December, 2016 at 41 639 units recording a decline of 7 519 vehicles or a fall of 15.3% compared to the total new… more
    Editor 257
  • Economic Insights: Back to work
    Jan 09, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Back to work

    Throughout last year there hung a palatable concern that the SA economy would not be coming back to any degree in 2017. The argument was about decimals, with some seeing a bit more upside while others stressed downside. Now that we rolled into 2017,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 224
  • Economic Insights: Why relapse if you can bounce
    Jan 09, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Why relapse if you can…

    The biggest surprise of 2016 for me was the extent of the rebound in global commodity prices. If something, like iron ore, is 75% down from its cyclical peak, momentum could easily knock another 10% or 20% off. Greedy but doable? The trend being… more
    Cees Bruggemans 218
  • Reputation as Asia’s premier automotive industry fair grows with upward climb of Automechanika Shanghai’s sweeping participation
    Jan 09, 2017 Events

    Reputation as Asia’s premier automotive…

    Exhibitors and visitors laud exhibition as comprehensive must-attend event for OE and aftermarket auto products Full spectrum of automotive industry highlighted through fringe programme events Automechanika Shanghai continues to shatter records and… more
    Editor 534
  • Nissan Intelligent Mobility at CES 2017
    Jan 09, 2017 Events

    Nissan Intelligent Mobility at CES 2017

    News At-a-Glance On January 5, 2017 during his CES keynote Nissan chairman of the board and chief executive officer Carlos Ghosn announced several advancements as part of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility blueprint for transforming how cars are… more
    Editor 529
  • New year, new traffic jams
    Jan 06, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    New year, new traffic jams

    Following some well-deserved time at home or on holiday, you may have forgotten just how bad the traffic to and from work can be. Added to this, the first few weeks of the year are notorious for being even busier than usual. Now is a good time to… more
    Editor 279
  • Volatility reigned – AA 2016 fuel price retrospective
    Jan 05, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Volatility reigned – AA 2016 fuel price…

    Unleaded 95 petrol cost 45 cents a litre more at the end of 2016 than at the start, with 500ppm diesel up by 21 cents during the year. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which conducted a review of fuel price movements during… more
    Automobile Association 258
  • Economic Insights: Voted disrupter of 2017
    Jan 04, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Voted disrupter of 2017

    What would have the greatest disruption potential in 2017, for good or bad? (1) Trump (2) oil (3) China (4) Something European (5) terror. Locally? Zuma shuffle. We are playing with known unknowns here, and even then one wonders how intense some… more
    Cees Bruggemans 250
  • Extended drinking hours need to be matched with extended enforcement hours
    Jan 04, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Extended drinking hours need to be matched…

    The Automobile Association (AA) has noted reports that the Gauteng Liquor Board has agreed to extend liquor trading hours at the weekend to coincide with the ANC’s 105th anniversary celebrations. Thousands of ANC supporters are expected in the… more
    Automobile Association 246
  • RAF 2016 festive season road safety campaign promotes story telling. #MyRoadYourRoad
    Jan 04, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    RAF 2016 festive season road safety campaign…

    South Africa’s (SA) roads will carry several stories as people embark on their journeys this festive season, and the Road Accident Fund (RAF) is committed to ensuring these stories get told. In a unique take on Road Safety promotion, the RAF has… more
    Editor 260
  • Shell lubricants market leader for tenth year in a row
    Jan 04, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Shell lubricants market leader for tenth…

    Shell Lubricants has retained its global market leading position in 2015 with 11.6% market share, according to Kline & Company’s Global Lubricants Industry: Market Analysis and Assessment 2016 report. This is the tenth consecutive year that Shell… more
    Editor 417
  • MEYLE becomes OE supplier for Morgan: two partners united in their passion for quality
    Jan 04, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE becomes OE supplier for Morgan: two…

    How long-established English motor car manufacturer Morgan and Hamburg-based automotive spare parts manufacturer MEYLE reap the benefits of their successful collaboration in exclusive sports car building. Malvern: the small Midlands town with a… more
    Editor 250
  • Economic Insights: Proliferating non-usuals
    Jan 02, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Proliferating non-usuals

    The non-usual. Events that change our trajectories. Can be natural disasters. Or man-made windfalls. Sometimes it is just the uncertainty created by powerful politicians leaving us in the dark about their true intensions. Or the inability of complex… more
    Cees Bruggemans 257
  • Automobile Association confirms heft fuel price jump
    Dec 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Automobile Association confirms heft fuel…

    January 2017 will see the first of what the Automobile Association (AA) expects to be a series of fuel price hikes in the new year. The AA said that unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF) showed substantial… more
    Automobile Association 282
  • Joyful equities, fearful audiences
    Dec 29, 2016 On the Cees

    Joyful equities, fearful audiences

    It is a rather bizarre combination. Joy to the world in key global equity markets, yet deep fear gripping large populations. And it could keep intensifying, at least some of it in 2017. The equity Bulls in New York were mesmerized for most of… more
    Cees Bruggemans 265
  • Economic Insights: Counting Christmas blessings
    Dec 27, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Counting Christmas…

    It was the year in which Zuma could have tried various nuclear options on the SA economy. Shuffle his cabinet in order to be rid of Gordhan, causing financial market mayhem and a further lowering of business confidence. Declare a state of national… more
    Cees Bruggemans 273
  • Developing new market potentials: Volkswagen plans integrated mobility concept in Rwanda
    Dec 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Developing new market potentials: Volkswagen…

    Rwanda's President Kagame and Volkswagen CEO Diess agree on memorandum of understanding in Kigali Expansion of individual mobility through car sharing and ride hailing Local vehicle production in Rwanda agreed Training initiative planned Kigali /… more
    Editor 300
  • Overheating Trump
    Dec 23, 2016 On the Cees

    Overheating Trump

    Six weeks past the US election, and one day before the electoral college formerly inks the Trump Presidency (by voting for him by a comfortable majority, despite Clinton having achieved nearly 3 million more votes than Trump in the election), one is… more
    Cees Bruggemans 266
  • The FIRE IT UP’s Father Craig Christmas was on hand to deliver the gifts to the kids
    Dec 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Delighted children get a treat from Father…

    The hugely successful FIRE IT UP motorcycle giveaway that has been running every month this year was substituted this month for a load of the popular kiddies push and go scooters which were given away free to families who brought in their under… more
    Editor 271
  • Economic Insights: Growing SA fruitiness
    Dec 23, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Growing SA fruitiness

    When does one harvest? Presumably not when under-ripe or overripe. Yet our SA wait in kick-starting the economy into high gear is getting long in the tooth, unlike elsewhere in the world where vroom-vroom action is taken. Trumpian trumpets blasting… more
    Cees Bruggemans 289
  • Stay on top of automotive technology with the MEYLE training program
    Dec 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Stay on top of automotive technology with…

    Sharing field-relevant knowledge: Four training modules translate theory into practice Upon agreement with parts dealer: training seminars when and where you need them How-to tutorials from the "MEYLE Mechanics": YouTube resource for expert… more
    Editor 266
  • Team spirit at work: MEYLE trainees join forces across departments to make participation in the
    Dec 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Team spirit at work: MEYLE trainees join…

    For the "Dust & Diesel" rally the MEYLE junior staff has reconditioned a W124 Mercedes Benz model Having travelled 3.000 kilometres, the vehicle will be auctioned off to charity at point of destination The W124 Mercedes Benz model with 200 diesel… more
    Editor 310
  • Driving Near Large Trucks
    Dec 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Driving Near Large Trucks

    This – our final newsletter for 2016 – wishes all our readers a safe driving experience during the holiday season. We of course know that with this time of the year comes the added risk of increased traffic - this inevitably results in increased… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 226
  • MEYLE brake discs tested and certified to ECE R90 standards
    Dec 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE brake discs tested and certified to…

    Effective since November 2016, the standard applies to replacement brake discs on new vehicles Exceeding legal requirements, 90 percent of all MEYLE brake discs being sold already comply with ECE R90 regulations Improved anti-corrosion protection… more
    Editor 294
  • Fuel gloom gathers on oil strength
    Dec 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel gloom gathers on oil strength

    Surging international petroleum prices are likely to hit South Africans hard at the pumps at the beginning of 2017. This is the view of the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the… more
    Automobile Association 285
  • Volkswagen South Africa trainee honoured by Volkswagen Group
    Dec 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen South Africa trainee honoured by…

    "Best Trainee Award 2016" for 45 young talents from 19 countries on five continents Cuan George is the 2016 South African recipient of the award The Volkswagen Group presented its annual "Best Trainee Awards 2016" to young top achievers from all… more
    Editor 293
  • Messe Frankfurt is the world’s highest-grossing organiser with its own exhibition grounds
    Dec 22, 2016 Events

    Messe Frankfurt is the world’s…

    Rising profitability allows high level of investment The Messe Frankfurt Group will once again end financial year 2016 with a high level of sales and a very profitable result compared with the rest of the sector. For the second time in a row, Messe… more
    Editor 800
  • Change of attitudes needed for safer roads in South Africa
    Dec 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Change of attitudes needed for safer roads…

    Survey results show many people worried safety on the roads over the festive period Drunk driving, speeding, and a lack of law enforcers, are among the biggest safety concerns for drivers on South African roads over the festive period. This is… more
    Automobile Association 285
  • Economic Insights: The changing risk scenario
    Dec 22, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: The changing risk scenario

    Things are rapidly changing, event driven. Our main SA risks are global capital flows and domestic politics affecting private confidence and responses. Both of these may have turned more positive, but the global more so than the domestic, much of it… more
    Cees Bruggemans 290
  • Road safety concerns heightened after shocking increase to mid-month road death figures
    Dec 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Road safety concerns heightened after…

    The 17% increase in road deaths since the start of December is worrying and dismaying, and sends an early signal that the country’s festive road fatality numbers could be the worst in several years, according to the Automobile Association (AA).… more
    Automobile Association 262
  • Pioneer is aiming to tackle the OEM market, through Autopro Indonesia
    Dec 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Pioneer is aiming to tackle the OEM market,…

    Pioneer, one of the world’s most popular audio system brands, has responded positively to Autopro Indonesia, a 'business-to-business' (B2B) auto aftermarket exhibition, that will be held between the 23rd-25th February 2017 in Hall A, Jakarta… more
    Editor 290
  • Zircotec launch best-in-class gold heat shield technology at Autosport International show
    Dec 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Zircotec launch best-in-class gold heat…

    New ZircoFlex® Gold combines high reflectivity with ceramic thermal behaviour for “show standard” heat management Heat management specialist Zircotec claims the best heat shield product on the market just got better. At the Autosport Show in… more
    Editor 290
  • Developing new market potentials
    Dec 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Developing new market potentials

    Volkswagen inaugurates vehicle production facility in Kenya Kenya's President Kenyatta and Volkswagen CEO Diess officially open facility near Nairobi First locally produced vehicle - a Polo Vivo - rolls off production line in Kenya Local training… more
    Editor 282
  • General Tire kicks off sponsorship of Lifesaving SA
    Dec 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    General Tire kicks off sponsorship of…

    Wide-ranging sponsorship covering 65 main beaches across South Africa Supports Watersmart school programme to address water safety and drownings Includes title sponsorship for Lifesaving SA National Championships PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 20… more
    Editor 309
  • New Nissan Electric Café opens in Paris as the brand celebrates three billion EV kilometers worldwide
    Dec 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Nissan Electric Café opens in Paris as…

    Nissan LEAF owners across the globe have travelled a landmark three billion kilometers, saving nearly 500 million kilograms of CO2 emissions* Nissan celebrated the announcement with the launch of a pay with energy pop-up café in Paris The Nissan… more
    Editor 315
  • Year End Message from Wilderness Foundation Africa
    Dec 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Year End Message from Wilderness Foundation…

    A YEAR OF MILESTONES 2016 has been a year of milestones for Wilderness Foundation Africa. It was the year we celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Umzi Wethu Academy, the twentieth anniversary of Pride of Table Mountain and the year that we… more
    Editor 300
  • Hagai Zyss, CEO of the Israeli accident-prevention company Autotalks
    Dec 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Autotalks CEO: "2017 will be the year of the…

    Hagai Zyss: "U.S. Department of Transportation's new plan (NPRM) will mandate that car manufacturers bring to the market new DSRC V2X-ready cars in as early as 2020. This will require OEMs to be equipped with massive quantities of V2X chipsets of… more
    Editor 316
  • Opel Sets Course for the Future
    Dec 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Opel Sets Course for the Future

    Opel plant in Eisenach to make Mokka X successor as of 2019 Corsa and ADAM successors to roll off production line in Zaragoza Opel thus meeting existing collective agreements in Eisenach Production structures and logistics thereby being made more… more
    Editor 331
  • MTN partners with Engen to allow Rwandans to buy fuel using MTN Mobile Money
    Dec 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MTN partners with Engen to allow Rwandans to…

    Engen customers in Rwanda can now purchase fuel, lubricants and other goods using MTN Mobile Money. With this launch, MTN Mobile Money customers will be able to make transactions at all 10 Engen service stations in Kigali, with an expected rollout… more
    Editor 369
  • Jaguar Land Rover recognised as one of Africa’s best brands
    Dec 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jaguar Land Rover recognised as one of…

    World Brand Congress recognises Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa as one of Africa’s Best Brands Award given to companies who are Africa’s most sought-after employers Panel of judges includes prominent leaders, researchers and… more
    Editor 321
  • Beast Meets the Legend - Tendai Mtawarira Powered by ROUSH Ford Mustang
    Dec 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Beast Meets the Legend - Tendai Mtawarira…

    Springbok prop Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira announced as brand ambassador for Ford Performance Handover of special Ford Mustang 2.3 EcoBoost with ROUSH Level 2 performance and styling upgrades Ford Performance-approved range of ROUSH accessories fitted… more
    Editor 354
  • Nokian Tyres’ new quick and hassle-free SnapSkan tyre scanning service aims to improve traffic safety for millions of people
    Dec 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nokian Tyres’ new quick and hassle-free…

    Nokian Tyres together with the tyre and car service chain Vianor introduces SnapSkan, a groundbreaking new technology, which measures the depth of tyre treads on the go and informs it to the driver. SnapSkan is based on top-class 3D scanning… more
    Editor 344
  • Rio-Carb plans to build on its successes and achievements in 2016
    Dec 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Rio-Carb plans to build on its successes and…

    Rio-Carb, a leading manufacturer of R-C700 CrC wear liners and pipes for heavy materials-handling applications in the mining and allied resources industries, plans to build on its notable successes and achievements over the last year. The company… more
    Editor 320
  • TIA to Launch Automotive Social Portal
    Dec 13, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    TIA to Launch Automotive Social Portal

    Bowie, Md. - The Tire Industry Association (TIA) announced today that it will launch the Automotive Social Portal (ASP) in the first quarter of 2017 in a joint effort with the Automotive Marketing Foundation (AMF). The ASP provides a cloud-based… more
    Editor 338
  • The Castrol Classic team brings back the famous aroma of the popular Castrol R40
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The Castrol Classic team brings back the…

    Known to all as the Castrol R For all racing, 2 and 4 strokes, motorcycles, and cars, on and off-road, even garden equipment and can be used in racing engines, gearboxes, as a two-stroke mix, even added to one’s petrol for normal 4 stroke engines.… more
    Editor 385
  • Distractions are becoming more dangerous on the road
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Distractions are becoming more dangerous on…

    Distracted driving amongst the top causes of road fatalities· Every second car-driver commits cellphone violations· 74 percent of the respondents feel distracted by modern technology JOHANNESBURG – December 12, 2016 – This festive season South… more
    Editor 338
  • Sandton gets biggest Jaguar Land Rover retailer in Africa
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Sandton gets biggest Jaguar Land Rover…

    Jaguar Land Rover’s countrywide footprint expands with massive new Sandton property Africa’s richest square mile gets all-new, state-of-the art facility with global design Jaguar Land Rover Sandton set to be the flagship retailer Pretoria, 12… more
    Editor 351
  • Check your tyres before hitting the road
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Check your tyres before hitting the road

    With many of us taking time off and travelling, traffic volumes will be increasing on our roads. We should all be extra vigilant and ensure our vehicles are in good condition. You will need to take extra care when travelling during the holiday… more
    Editor 401
  • Economic Insights: Hungrily awaiting 2017
    Dec 12, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Hungrily awaiting 2017

    That was a very poor start to the 4Q. RMB/BER business confidence down and still in dregs, the Barclays PMI remaining below 50 and FNB/BER consumer confidence still well below its long-term average. This besides car sales keeping declining, and… more
    Cees Bruggemans 330
  • Economic Insights: Windfalls & animal spirits
    Dec 12, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Windfalls & animal spirits

    Among talk of cyclical lift in SA growth to above 1% next year, and possibly more thereafter, it remains difficult to fully comprehend what engines will drive such lift. Some upside in the commodity cycle courtesy of China? Some agricultural lift as… more
    Cees Bruggemans 320
  • Do drivers know how to keep a safe following distance?
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Do drivers know how to keep a safe following…

    It’s that time of the year when families crisscross the country, heading off to their favourite holiday destination. Now, more than ever, drivers need to take cognizance of some basic rules / tips/ advice/ hints that they should adhere to in order… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 311
  • Advanced training workshops “Accident damage repairs” at Automechanika Frankfurt 2016 a complete success
    Dec 12, 2016 Events

    Advanced training workshops “Accident damage…

    Well-received format to be continued in 2018 Two months have passed, since the 24th Automechanika trade fair closed its doors. Yet the impact of the trade fair continues to exert its influence well beyond that. Not only for the exhibitors, who can… more
    Editor 2696
  • SKF Product Information - VKJP 8025 – Kit content and Boot shape information
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Product Information - VKJP 8025 – Kit…

    BMW is offering two types of boot design that you can see in the image above: With lobe insert on the wider diameter of the boot Without lobe insert on the wider diameter of the boot Click here to read the flyer more
    Editor 342
  • Engen General Manager Corporate Affairs, Tasneem Sulaiman Bray with Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Engen supports Department of Transport’s…

    The Department of Transport, in collaboration with Engen, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) and Youth in Road Safety launched #Ridewise, a Festive Season Road Safety Campaign at the Engen Grasmere 1-Stop (South) in Gauteng on Saturday,… more
    Editor 372
  • Torre launches drill winch
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Torre launches drill winch

    WARN HAND-HELD 250Kg PULLING POWER DRILL WINCH FOR AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY Torre Parts and Components has launched the WARN Drill Winch, a winching unit that runs off a standard portable drill, turning it into a versatile pulling tool. The Drill Winch… more
    Editor 558
  • A changing world
    Dec 12, 2016 On the Cees

    A changing world

    A quarter of the UK electorate changed that country’s course last June wth its Brexit vote (and rocked expectations around the world) . A month ago, less than a third of eligible American voters changed its course drastically by voting Trump (and… more
    Cees Bruggemans 302
  • SKF Technical Bulletin - VKJP 3017: Importance of the correct boot tightening
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Technical Bulletin - VKJP 3017:…

    The correct tightening of the boot onto the driveshaft is crucial to ensure the normal boot lifespan. Incorrect boot mounting can significantly reduce the lifespan of the component and lead to premature failures! Click Here to read the SKF Technical… more
    Editor 682
  • Don’t let the heat get to you this summer
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Don’t let the heat get to you this summer

    With the festive season holidays around the corner, many South Africans are looking forward to their much-deserved vacations. With this in mind, the Automobile Association (AA) urges all drivers to consider the road and weather conditions of the… more
    Automobile Association 445
  • Holiday driving survival guide
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Holiday driving survival guide

    As drivers head off for their December holidays, safe driving has many more challenges compared to your daily commute. Excited children in the backseat, holiday overindulgence and car maintenance all play a role in keeping you and your family safe… more
    Masterdrive 316
  • Economic Insights: Afraid of nothing
    Dec 12, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Afraid of nothing

    American equity markets are clearly not afraid of Trump (bonds are different, rightly so). European equity markets seem not to be afraid of Brexit, Italian chaos and anything that France may offer, with populist right-wingers making head way… more
    Cees Bruggemans 300
  • New electric vehicle consortium helping government accelerate green transport
    Dec 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New electric Electric Vehicles Get a Jump…

    vehicle consortium helping government accelerate green transport The Electric Vehicle Industry Association (EVIA) – a consortium of the major players of South Africa’s emerging electric vehicle (EV) industry – was launched on the 5th December 2016.… more
    Editor 326
  • Tenneco launches Monroe® OESPECTRUM® production line in Gliwice, Poland
    Dec 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tenneco launches Monroe® OESPECTRUM®…

    Company’s dedicated aftermarket shock absorber manufacturing facility starts state-of-the-art production line for OESpectrum premium shocks. Celebrates production of 5 million Monroe Original® shocks and struts Gliwice, Poland, December 7, 2016 –… more
    Editor 365
  • Dealer principal of Produkta Nissan tells why he is a winner
    Dec 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Dealer principal of Produkta Nissan tells…

    Bubbling, contagious enthusiasm for everything he does, along with loyal and motivated team members who are totally committed to the products they sell and services they render, together with a daily business monitoring system are the winning… more
    Editor 356
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 09/12/2016
  • Dec 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan South Africa appoints Leslie…

    Ramsoomar shifts gears from Renault to Nissan to extend his expertise across the Alliance ROSSLYN, Pretoria (08 December 2016) – From the floor of a Nissan dealership to the boardroom at Nissan head office in Rosslyn, Nissan South Africa has… more
    Editor 368
  • New Strategy for Peugeot Citroën South Africa
    Dec 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Strategy for Peugeot Citroën South Africa

    PCSA held a strategy meeting with its entire dealer network, investors and stakeholders on Wednesday, 7 December, where the company’s five-year-plan was rolled out. Three key messages were shared: The focus from 2017 will be on the Peugeot Brand The… more
    Editor 348
  • NAACAM SHOW: World Class Conference Speakers
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  • Sir David Attenborough presents Land Rover prize at conservation awards
    Dec 07, 2016 Events

    Sir David Attenborough presents Land Rover…

    Land Rover joins Sir David Attenborough and Tusk royal patron the Duke of Cambridge for the 2016 Tusk Conservation Awards at the V&A Museum, London Awards recognise excellence in conservation in Africa and tireless efforts to protect its most… more
    Editor 2886
  • Nissan introduces driverless towing system at Oppama Plant
    Dec 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan introduces driverless towing system…

    YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the introduction of Intelligent Vehicle Towing (IVT), a fully automated vehicle towing system, at its Oppama Plant. Nissan has worked on making the relationship between people, cars and… more
    Editor 389
  • Ronnie Leten, CEO and president
    Dec 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Atlas Copco sets non-financial goals for…

    Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has revised the key performance indicators (KPIs) and goals for its non-financial priorities for sustainable profitable growth. Last year Atlas Copco identified five priorities… more
    Editor 434
  • Driving With a Pet in the Vehicle
    Dec 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Driving With a Pet in the Vehicle

    Its holiday time and everyone – including the pets – are so focused on reaching their destination (the park down the road or the coast) that, aside from the obvious, little thought is given to the safety of the pets being transported. A sponsored… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 328
  • Standard bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - November 2016
    Dec 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Standard bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle…

    “New passenger vehicles continued to show strain, declining by 13.8% year on year. We anticipate car sales challenges will continue into 2017 largely driven by above inflation car prices”. General Comments on November 2016 NAAMSA sales: Month on… more
    Editor 356
  • Naamsa comment on the November, 2016 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Dec 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa comment on the November, 2016 South…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of November, 2016 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association commented that conditions in the new vehicle market, with… more
    NAAMSA 367
  • Economic Insights: South Africa's winding road
    Dec 05, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: South Africa's winding…

    As the second term of the Zuma era steadily unwinds, the nature of political change in South Africa is acquiring an ever sharper edge. At a time when few can be certain of the Zuma succession (or its timing), it is perhaps remarkable how many are… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 350
  • Economic Insights: The Old Boys network revived
    Dec 05, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: The Old Boys network…

    It was a nice try a few months ago, imagining an all-girls team in charge in 2017. Hillary in Washington, Theresa in London & Angela in Berlin, Janet at the Fed and Christine at the IMF (if not France). Facing off the usual bullies Putin, Erdogan,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 342
  • Providing national guidance
    Dec 05, 2016 On the Cees

    Providing national guidance

    As President Zuma winged north to attend the funeral of Fidel Castro, the RMB/BER business confidence index for the 4Q16 was released (a drop to 38 from 42, meaning nearly two-thirds of business executives expressed a lack of confidence) while the… more
    Cees Bruggemans 330
  • Automechanika Shanghai 2016 biggest show to date, past records shattered, scale of show surges
    Dec 05, 2016 Events

    Automechanika Shanghai 2016 biggest show to…

    Exhibition highlights specialised zones, including Connectivity, E-mobility & Infrastructure and Motorsport & High Performance / Wheels & Rims Advanced innovations and emphasis on connected mobility are driving force in Automechanika fringe… more
    Editor 2587
  • Long live the lead-acid battery
    Dec 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Long live the lead-acid battery

    It’s easy to get confused about which battery is best. Which is the most durable? Which has the highest energy capacity? Lead-acid batteries are the oldest rechargeable batteries. However, more and more battery manufacturers have responded to this… more
    Editor 387
  • European surprise potential
    Dec 05, 2016 On the Cees

    European surprise potential

    SARB last week choose not to discuss European risk potential for SA in its latest monetary policy statement, instead preferring to focus on Trump, Fed and to a lesser extent Brexit. America remains our closest orbit. Leading overseas banks are not… more
    Cees Bruggemans 338
  • Growing distance
    Dec 05, 2016 On the Cees

    Growing distance

    The Zuma era has something in common with the Trump era in America. A growing distance between major social/political blocs. In SA this concerns the traditionalist Zuma patronage network seeking to build its own economic dispensation free of western… more
    Cees Bruggemans 346
  • Miracles do happen - Peugeot supports children in need
    Dec 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Miracles do happen - Peugeot supports…

    Johannesburg – With an ever-increasing number of disadvantaged children across South Africa and a fast approaching festive season, Peugeot South Africa has donated a brand new competition car in an effort to spread some festive cheer. The donation… more
    Editor 382
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 02/12/2016
    Dec 02, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update…

    Happening on 5,6 & 7 April 2017 at the Durban ICC. Make a Booking Now more
    Editor 2525
  • ABSA commentary on November 2016 vehicle sales
    Dec 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    ABSA commentary on November 2016 vehicle…

    In summary 505,876 vehicles were sold in the first 11 months of the year. That is 11% less than the first 11 months of 2015. More Here more
    Editor 729
  • SA-built vehicles thrive in declining new car market
    Dec 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SA-built vehicles thrive in declining new…

    The latest aggregated sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) show that the decline in new vehicle sales continued in November. A total of 46 413 vehicles were sold last month, a year-on-year… more
    Editor 352
  • Automechanika Johannesburg 2017 is expanding
    Dec 02, 2016 Events

    Automechanika Johannesburg 2017 is expanding

    Co-location of 3 brands namely: Reifen Scalex Futuroad Early bird discount if you book before end December 2016. Click Here more
    Editor 2624
  • MEYLE doubles MEYLE-HD water pump range
    Dec 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE doubles MEYLE-HD water pump range

    New additions cater for numerous VW and Porsche applications 18 MEYLE-HD water pumps with SiC/SiC mechanical seal and water pump bearing in OE quality Hamburg, November 2016. MEYLE has doubled its existing range of MEYLE HD water pumps for VW and… more
    Editor 381
  • Volkswagen’s Paint Shop celebrates 10 years of painting people’s cars
    Dec 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen’s Paint Shop celebrates 10 years…

    Volkswagen’s Paint Shop celebrates 10 years of painting people’s cars On this day ten years ago, the former State of President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki officially opened the multi-million rand Paint Shop at the Volkswagen’s manufacturing factory… more
    Editor 358
  • Continental Appoints Two High-Profile Brand Ambassadors for Vision Zero
    Dec 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Appoints Two High-Profile Brand…

    Racing driver Clare Vale and road safety advocate Vuyi Mpofu announced as Continental brand ambassadors Both represent Continental's Vision Zero safety initiative in South Africa Promoting awareness of road safety issues as part of global campaign… more
    Editor 350
  • Mark Gutridge takes charge of BRiNK plant in the UK
    Nov 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mark Gutridge takes charge of BRiNK plant in…

    New joint MD for BRiNK in SA and UK Mark Gutridge, the managing director of BRiNK Towing Systems South Africa, has added a similar role at BRiNK Towing Systems United Kingdom to his portfolio and is now in charge of towbar production facilities on… more
    Editor 373
  • MISA crowns 2016 Woman of the Year
    Nov 30, 2016 Events

    MISA crowns 2016 Woman of the Year

    Hanlie Strauss was named the 2016 Motor Industry Staff Association’s Woman of the Year at a glittering award ceremony in Johannesburg at the beginning of November. The Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) each year pays homage to the remarkable… more
    Editor 2951
  • New Botswana Store for Tiger Wheel & Tyre
    Nov 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Botswana Store for Tiger Wheel & Tyre

    On 16 November 2016, Tiger Wheel & Tyre opened its second store in Gaborone, at the Airport Junction Shopping Centre. The new store, which has four fitment and one alignment bay, is under the expert supervision of Store Manager, Mark Kotze, assisted… more
    Editor 433
  • Nov 28, 2016 Events

    Full range of Repair & Maintenance items…

    Automotive future is in connected mobility and smart technology EMMA – a car audio and tuning competition with international standards The 10th edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur has evolved from modest beginnings. Keeping pace with the growing… more
    Editor 2722
  • Economic Insights: Disruptive consequences
    Nov 28, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Disruptive consequences

    With potentially a new disrupter astride the world scene, if he so desires to act in this way, in the person of American President-elect Trump, and more such actors potentially astride the European scene from next year, one is tempted to cast back… more
    Cees Bruggemans 369
  • CYMOT Festive Sale
    Nov 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    CYMOT Festive Sale

    Motor spares and accessories, Outdoor equipment, fishing tackle and cycles, Workshop equipment and tools, Personal protective equipment, Automotive refinish products, Mining & Industrial products. Details here more
    Editor 373
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 28/11//2016
    Nov 28, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update…

    Happening on 5,6 & 7 April 2017 at the Durban ICC. Make a Booking Now more
    Editor 2789
  • Keys Left in Vehicles Spurring More Thefts
    Nov 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Keys Left in Vehicles Spurring More Thefts

    Having recently spent several days driving in the US, and seeing the somewhat relaxed and carefree approach they have toward driving, it comes as no surprise that they have “problems” as highlighted in this article. Of course no South African driver… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 372
  • Volkswagen achieves new international environmental certification
    Nov 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen achieves new international…

    Volkswagen achieves new international standard of ISO 14001:2015 certification Certification completed in record time Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has been awarded the new International Environmental Certification - ISO 14001:2015. This… more
    Editor 379
  • SARB rates unchanged BUT
    Nov 28, 2016 On the Cees

    SARB rates unchanged BUT

    What surprised least in the unanimous SARB rate decision today: that it kept rates unchanged, and its preoccupation with uncertainties surrounding Trump policies, their global & SA impact, with Brexit a distant second concern. SARB’s domestic… more
    Cees Bruggemans 363
  • Want a Guaranteed White Christmas? Ford ‘Weather Factory’ Will Simulate Global Weather Conditions at Push of a Button
    Nov 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Want a Guaranteed White Christmas? Ford…

    Ford’s new state-of-the-art vehicle testing facility will simulate a huge range of demanding weather conditions – from arctic frost and desert heat to rainforest humidity Cologne, Germany, to replace Mont Blanc as site of tallest mountain in Western… more
    Editor 396
  • Message is clear – don’t drink and drive
    Nov 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Message is clear – don’t drink and drive

    At this time of the year many companies across South Africa will be hosting end-of-year functions for their staff. While these are festive, celebratory occasions, the Automobile Association (AA) urges all motorists to remember that alcohol and… more
    Automobile Association 426
  • Toyota dealers dominant at halfway mark in Sewells MSXI NADA business of the year 2016 contest
    Nov 24, 2016 Events

    Toyota dealers dominant at halfway mark in…

    Toyota dealers are leading the way at the halfway mark in the National Automobile Dealers’ Association’s Business of the Year (BOTY) contest organised by Sewells MSXI, the well-known, global consulting and outsourcing company which specialises in… more
    Editor 3232
  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City debut's in March 2017
    Nov 24, 2016 Events

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City debut's in…

    The first edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City (AMHCMC) will debut on 15 March 2017. The three-day show aims to become Vietnam’s leading regional trade fair for the automotive service industry. This fair is expected to house 350 exhibitors and… more
    Editor 3227
  • Nissan donates vehicles to eight South African entrepreneurs
    Nov 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan donates vehicles to eight South…

    Nissan South Africa has announced that it will donate eight vehicles to dynamic South African entrepreneurs to support and help grow their businesses, in partnership with the National Empowerment Fund (NEF). The sponsorship includes four Nissan… more
    Editor 399
  • Rio-Carb celebrates 35 years of innovation and service excellence
    Nov 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Rio-Carb celebrates 35 years of innovation…

    Rio-Carb, a leading manufacturer of R-C700 Chromium Carbide (CrC) clad liner plates for the materials-handling industry, celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Founder and CEO Martin Maine has extensive experience in physical metallurgy, and has… more
    Editor 416
  • Goodyear's Eagle-360 Named One of 2016's Best Inventions by Time Magazine
    Nov 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear's Eagle-360 Named One of 2016's…

    AKRON, Ohio, November 23, 2016 - The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company's Eagle-360 concept tyre has been named one of Time magazine's "Best Inventions of the Year 2016." Each year, Timemagazine's technology editors list the year's "best inventions that… more
    Editor 402
  • Engen launches PETRONAS lubricants through rebranded Engen Oil Centre franchise
    Nov 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Engen launches PETRONAS lubricants through…

    Engen Petroleum, a leading producer and marketer of a wide range of fuels, lubricants and oil based products, has rebranded its lubricants distribution business as Engen Oil Centre – marking its official launch of the PETRONAS Lubricants… more
    Editor 418
  • SKF Product Information - VKBA 5460 – SKF is the OE Supplier of low friction wheel bearings for Iveco!
    Nov 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Product Information - VKBA 5460 – SKF is…

    SKF has released an innovative series of bearings, developed with a low friction technology. For above applications, we are now offering a complete solution for rear axle, both for the OE and the aftermarket. In a close collaboration with IVECO, SKF… more
    Editor 417
  • Scaling new heights…
    Nov 24, 2016 On the Cees

    Scaling new heights…

    It is a strange mix. Our unemployed and discouraged labour topping 8.2 million, compared to 11 million formally working, with the 3Q16 total SA employment only up 5k year-on-year while the unemployed and discouraged jumped 519k (out of a population… more
    Cees Bruggemans 412
  • Jaguar Land Rover technical team does South Africa proud
    Nov 23, 2016 Events

    Jaguar Land Rover technical team does South…

    Thomas Grant, from Port Elizabeth, takes second place at Global Technician of the Year contest Jaguar Land Rover South Africa ranks third, internationally, for technical excellence Jaguar Land Rover South Africa develops world-class skills Pretoria,… more
    Editor 3371
  • New MEYLE website launch to round off rebranding campaign
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New MEYLE website launch to round off…

    The MEYLE website has a new look: Improved navigation helps streamline day-to-day routine for wholesale and repair businesses Hamburg, 22 November 2016. Technical expertise, product quality and customer service are the hallmarks of the MEYLE brand… more
    Editor 405
  • Fueling Your Inner Entrepreneur: Opportunities in the fuel retail sector
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fueling Your Inner Entrepreneur:…

    By James Noble, Business Development Management for the Fuel Retail Industry, Absa Business Banking For some, service stations evoke fond memories of pit-stops on the way to family holidays and other special occasions, for others they are simply a… more
    Editor 466
  • Mentorship is key to driving entrepreneurship
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mentorship is key to driving entrepreneurship

    Job creation and small business opportunities become a reality by looking at waste differently. Kgosi Ntono is a young man who is passionate about recycling waste and is currently a depot manager in Bloemfontein. As the depot manager, Kgosi manages… more
    Editor 1271
  • Transport triumphs
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Transport triumphs

    Transport Month 2016 has drawn to a close and South Africans had the opportunity to benefit from a number of initiatives. Under the theme for this year, ‘Together we move South Africa forward,’ attention was paid to advancing road safety… more
    Editor 369
  • THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Results for the 2016 Tekkie Tax Campaign!!
    Nov 22, 2016 Events

    THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Results for the 2016…

    The cat is out of the bag . . . or rather, 2 cats out of 1 bag! Tekkie Tax is Celebrating for 2 reasons! Firstly . . . The result of the 2016 Tekkie Tax Campaign was released earlier today during the annual Tekkie Telebration function. South Africa… more
    Editor 3217
  • National Minimum Wage Recommendation
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    National Minimum Wage Recommendation

    Latest developments On Sunday, 20 November 2016, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the recommendations by an Advisory Panel on the envisaged 'national minimum wage'. Please note that these are only recommendations and that the detail has to… more
    Editor 401
  • Economic Insights: New storms (& lulls) brewing
    Nov 22, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: New storms (& lulls)…

    This is yet another week where you may count your blessings. With Trump heading right-of-centre with some of his senior appointments, making one wonder about what awaits in 2017. SARB likely not moving a hair this week, though reportedly still… more
    Cees Bruggemans 385
  • NAACAM SHOW - Strong Exhibiton Support
  • Pre-register now to enjoy FAST track!
    Nov 22, 2016 Events

    Pre-register now to enjoy FAST track!

    Meet 5,700 exhibitors and 120,000 visitors at the world's second largest brand trade fair for the automotive service industry More than a decade of development, Automechanika Shanghai has risen into a one-stop platform for information exchange,… more
    Editor 3576
  • Autopro Indonesia 2017
    Nov 22, 2016 Events

    Autopro Indonesia 2017

    The leading Auto Aftermarket event full of world’s largest brands, new innovative products and foreign exhibitors from the UK, Hungry, Australia, Taiwan, China and more. With over 6,000 targeted B2B buyers in attendance and some of the best live… more
    Editor 3990
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 22/11//2016
    Nov 22, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update…

    NAACAM Show 5, 6, 7 April 2017 more
    Editor 3670
  • Bilstein's Bump 'n' Rebound newsletter is hot off the 'press'...
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Bilstein's Bump 'n' Rebound newsletter is…

    Bump 'n' Rebound is proudly brought to you by Bilstein South Africa, and will keep you updated on what is going on in a world that is blue and yellow! Scroll down past the bullet points and save the PDF to your computer. In this issue: Ready,… more
    Editor 393
  • Study reveals women are the angriest drivers
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Study reveals women are the angriest drivers

    It seems appropriate that as you read this I am sitting – in a 5 mile long traffic jam – in London being a real time observer of the driving antics of the British driver. Given that most British motorists are pretty competent it came as somewhat of… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 400
  • Economic Insights: Affordable debauchery
    Nov 22, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Affordable debauchery

    Debauchery. It brings to mind Roman orgies of 2000 years ago. Or Boccaccio's Decameron 1300 years later. Narrowly interpreted as unrestrained indulgence, mainly of a sensual nature. In its broader sense it can be taken as referring to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 395
  • Is the world really ready for a smartphone on wheels?
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Is the world really ready for a smartphone…

    Alain Visser has been selling cars for thirty years, as Senior VP at Volvo Cars, at Ford, at General Motors, and Opel. And, as he puts it, he is tired of the way it’s been done. Lynk & Co, his pet project, is pegged to become the “AirBNB of auto… more
    Jeff Osborne 422
  • Messe Frankfurt banks on Mobility 4.0 and digital transformation with the new Hypermotion trade fair
    Nov 22, 2016 Events

    Messe Frankfurt banks on Mobility 4.0 and…

    Study on mobility and digitalisation confirms shifting paradigm in the mobility field Following its recent announcement of a new trade fair with accompanying conferences on the subject of digital transformation, Messe Frankfurt is forging ahead with… more
    Editor 4158
  • Opinion piece: Steel industry: AMSA – yet another price increase
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Opinion piece: Steel industry: AMSA – yet…

    AMSA has once again increased steel prices by about 10 percent, claiming to follow the so-called ‘basket’ of pricing levels, which they have agreed with Government. HISTORIC BACKGROUND Before international prices dropped below AMSA's production… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 422
  • F4SD rejects the proposed R3500 National Minimum Wage
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    F4SD rejects the proposed R3500 National…

    Forum 4 Service Delivery (F4SD) is shocked by the announcement made by NEDLAC, of a proposed national minimum wage of R3500.00. It is sad indeed that a country that is into the second decades since becoming an independent state, is still talking… more
    Editor 383
  • Red Shuttleworth, G.U.D. Holdings; Didier Marly, Atlas Copco; Patrick Modisane, Tirisano Trust; Mboneni Magada, Filpro with the KZN motor mechanics
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Durban informal mechanics receive one…

    Fifty motor mechanics in Durban received one million Rands worth of automotive tools and equipment on 17 November 2016 towards the growth of their informal workshops. Filpro, an Enterprise Development Programme, partnered with Tirisano Trust and… more
    Editor 390
  • Cometh the late hour...
    Nov 22, 2016 On the Cees

    Cometh the late hour...

    A week before the rating agencies start their public pontifications about our net worth (investment grade or junk, it sounds so crass, nearly Trumpian), there was the first real hint of a labour market reform move (secret strike ballot, minimum… more
    Cees Bruggemans 394
  • The power of the second opinion
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The power of the second opinion

    If you’ve got a medical condition and need a diagnosis, the chances are you’ll get a second or event third opinion before making any decisions. The same should apply to our vehicles, says Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 379
  • I’m leaving, no you are fired
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    I’m leaving, no you are fired

    By Samantha Coetzer, Nicholas Preston and Reabetswe Mampane, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr In the recent unreported case of Kalipa Mtati v KPMG Services (Pty) Ltd (Case No: J2277/16), an employee submitted two resignation letters to her employer. Her first… more
    Editor 383
  • NAACAM SHOW Conference Session 4: Manufacturing Best Practise
    Nov 22, 2016 Events

    NAACAM SHOW Conference Session 4:…

    NAACAM Show 5, 6 & 7 April 2017 BOOK NOW more
    Editor 4162
  • Sewells MSXI Comes up with many winning strategies for 2017
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Sewells MSXI Comes up with many winning…

    Sewells MSXI, the well-known, global consulting and outsourcing company which specialises in the automotive industry, came up with a string of winning strategies for retail motor dealers when it participated in the third NADA Business of the Year… more
    Editor 372
  • Volkswagen's Communications Division recognised at Volkswagen Group Environmental Awards
    Nov 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen's Communications Division…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa lauded for comprehensive Think Blue. Factory Communication Campaign Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA) Communications Division was awarded the Think Blue. Factory Environmental Engagement Award, ahead of 27 other… more
    Editor 374
  • Independent Survey Puts Tiger Wheel & Tyre at the Top in Service Excellence
    Nov 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Independent Survey Puts Tiger Wheel & Tyre…

    An independent, nationwide survey, of 33 000 randomly selected interviewees, has revealed that South Africans rank Tiger Wheel & Tyre number one for "Service Excellence" in the "Vehicle Consumables Industry". The annual Ask Afrika Orange Index® is… more
    Editor 453
  • In the group photograph from left to right: Alan Shannon (Nedbank), Billy Siziba (3rd place, from Port Elizabeth), Murendeni Mafumo (Winner, from Johannesburg), Shirley Moroka-Mosia (Engen), Rishav Juglall (2nd place, from Durban), Allon Raiz (Raizcorp)
    Nov 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Become a ‘Pitch Addict’

    “First I was afraid; I was petrified” … Gloria Gaynor certainly did not have entrepreneurs in mind when she sang these words, in her classic disco hit “I will survive”. But the opening words of the song could very well describe the feelings of most… more
    Editor 420
  • Volkswagen donates R2 million to local charities
    Nov 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen donates R2 million to local…

    Eleven charities, the latest beneficiaries of the Volkswagen for Good initiative Volkswagen to invest a further R2-million in local charities On Friday 11 November 2016, The Ray Mhlaba Skills Training Centre, Oosterland Child and Youth Care Centre,… more
    Editor 446
  • Avis adds a sustainable shade of green to its point 2 point and luxury cars fleet with BMW
    Nov 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Avis adds a sustainable shade of green to…

    Avis continues to bring renewable energy, innovation and action to South Africa’s car rental industry with the addition of the all-electric BMW i3 to its Point 2 Point fleet, and the BMW i8 to its Luxury Cars fleet. This first time offering to the… more
    Editor 451
  • Economic Insights: The economist's dilemma
    Nov 16, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: The economist's dilemma

    Here is the economist's dilemma of 1962, 1971 repeated in 2017. Does the US economy have resource slack, warranting a stimulating policy, harvesting mostly an increase in growth and jobs rather than imports and inflation? Or is it already at or near… more
    Cees Bruggemans 424
  • Ready to hit the road?
    Nov 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ready to hit the road?

    Whether you’re driving a short distance or across the country this holiday, a pre-trip car check can make all the difference to the safety of your vehicle. The rule is: take good care of your car before you leave, and it’ll take good care of you on… more
    Editor 431
  • Exciting collaboration between AUTOPRO Indonesia and the NMAA (National Modificator & Aftermarket Association)
    Nov 16, 2016 Events

    Exciting collaboration between AutoPro…

    Not only is AutoPro showcasing the most innovative products from the automotive aftermarket, and as the only industry trade fair in Indonesia which covers the full spectrum of the aftermarket industry, AutoPro Indonesia will also bring an exciting… more
    Editor 9541
  • Andrea Bogner, owner of Bogner Motor City Truck and Car Workshop (right), with Daved Valentine, the workshop manager.
    Nov 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    A woman’s touch for the motor workshop…

    Being a woman in a male-dominated industry can be intimidating but for Andrea Bogner, owner of Bogner Motor City Truck and Car Workshop, being different is refreshing and challenging. “I find women have a different touch and deal more emotionally… more
    Editor 1052
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens Store in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe
    Nov 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens Store in Kwekwe,…

    Southern Africa's best-loved wheel and tyre company, Tiger Wheel & Tyre, is coming to Kwekwe. The company, which has 91 stores in South Africa, two in Harare, one in Bulawayo, as well as stores in Namibia, Botswana, and Mozambique, will open its… more
    Editor 471
  • Fuel rallies on lower oil
    Nov 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel rallies on lower oil

    Fuel price relief could be on the horizon for South Africans after international petroleum prices came off their late-October highs. This is the view of the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data… more
    Automobile Association 398
  • Mossel Bay Wheels Gathering 17 December 2016
    Nov 16, 2016 Events

    Mossel Bay Wheels Gathering 17 December 2016

    It gives me great pleasure to announce the first ever vehicle show/gathering to be hosted in Mossel Bay, in the Southern Cape. Not to be confused with car shows per se, as hosted in neighboring towns such as George & Knysna, this will be an informal… more
    Editor 4316
  • Economic Insights: Changing SA scene
    Nov 15, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Changing SA scene

    We face a policy switch in the US in 2017, meaning fiscal taking the lead through bigger deficits and monetary becoming defensive through higher rates. Higher bond yields and stronger Dollar anticipate this and otherwise will follow. Also, any trade… more
    Cees Bruggemans 463
  • One million injury-free hours for tyre giant’s Ladysmith expansion project
    Nov 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    One million injury-free hours for tyre…

    Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA) – parent company to the Dunlop brand – has recently achieved one million lost time injury-free hours on their current expansion projects underway at their production plant in the industrial hub of Danskraal,… more
    Editor 405
  • Ever lost your car keys?
    Nov 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ever lost your car keys?

    It’s an all too common scenario: you’re about to go somewhere, when you realise you don’t know where your car keys are. At home, it usually just requires some rummaging through the usual spots, but what about when you’re out? Car keys are easily put… more
    Editor 408
  •  For an unforgetable holiday adventure, experience one of Avis’ best holiday roads to drive
    Nov 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    For an unforgettable holiday adventure,…

    Following the success of SA’s Best Roads To Drive campaign, launched in May 2016, Avis Rent a Car has continued to tap into South Africa’s hidden treasures, by selecting four best holiday roads. Developed with the holiday season in mind, the best… more
    Editor 417
  • Open letter to Julius Malema
    Nov 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Open letter to Julius Malema

    Mr Julius Malema Commander in Chief Economic Freedom Fighters Dear Mr Malema SO WHO's REALLY CONFUSED? It's been some time that I have been contemplating whether to respond in this manner to your embittered remarks and reckless threats towards the… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 434
  • Economic Insights: World back on its feet?
    Nov 15, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: World back on its feet?

    I know it is ahead of its time. But with so many convinced about the slow pace of global recovery-cum-recuperation, inviting us to believe in structural stagnation forever, can't they be wrong about THAT as well? Such growth stagnation affecting in… more
    Cees Bruggemans 423
  • Continental Signs Up as Co-Sponsor of The Herald Cycle Tour from 2017
    Nov 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Signs Up as Co-Sponsor of The…

    Continental Tyre SA and The Herald partner as joint title sponsors for The Herald Continental Cycle Tour for the next three years Showcases Continental's cutting-edge technologies for passenger car tyres and bicycle tyres with revolutionary Black… more
    Editor 413
  • Democracy & the economy
    Nov 14, 2016 On the Cees

    Democracy & the economy

    Our political management, from which the economy takes its guidance, has been well summarized by President Zuma, in what he had to say the other day, and in how at times he tends to act. According to Zuma, the political opposition and civil… more
    Cees Bruggemans 429
  • Volkswagen and office of the Premier of Eastern Cape join hands to train unemployed people
    Nov 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen and office of the Premier of…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) and Office of the Premier of the Eastern Cape jointly implement training initiatives for 100 unemployed people in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Volkswagen Group South Africa and the Office of the Premier of the… more
    Editor 406
  • Public Protector
    Nov 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Public Protector

    The intrigue with ‘State Capture” – while a welcome diversion – seems to have diverted the attention of many from some of the fundamental challenges we face daily on our roads. While we would probably welcome the attention of the erstwhile public… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 385
  • Standard Insurance Limited increases efforts to process storm damage claims
    Nov 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Standard Insurance Limited increases efforts…

    The storm, hail and resultant flash floods that have swept across Gauteng last week, leaving a swathe of destruction in their wake, has seen Standard Insurance Limited registering nearly 600 claims for damage to cars, buildings and homes in 24… more
    Editor 425
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 14/11/2016
    Nov 14, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update…

    NAACAM Show 5,6,7 April 2017 more
    Editor 4469
  • What to do in a flash flood
    Nov 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    What to do in a flash flood

    Parts of South Africa saw one of its worst flash floods in history yesterday. Weather services have warned to expect more flash floods this afternoon. Following the devastating and tragic consequences of yesterday’s floods read on to learn what to… more
    Editor 391
  • What Next?
    Nov 11, 2016 On the Cees

    What Next?

    Things happened in SA yesterday, all ANC focused, but that somehow got drowned out by the surprise unfolding during the night. Trump won through, enough to win decisively. And take the House & Senate with him. That clean sweep is the real message.… more
    Cees Bruggemans 457
  • Dealing with flash floods
    Nov 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Dealing with flash floods

    Avoidance is better than trying to get through flooded areas Although flash floods are rare, when they occur, they can wreak havoc. The Automobile Association (AA) said yesterday’s floods again show how quickly a torrent can occur, and the extreme… more
    Automobile Association 403
  • A new world opening up
    Nov 11, 2016 On the Cees

    A new world opening up

    Forget Candidate Trump. Anything goes to capture the minds and souls of a decisive majority of the American electorate, especially when apparently in its such a foul mood as the present. As you will know by now, having mostly come to dislike the man… more
    Cees Bruggemans 422
  • Opel on Course for Growth - One Million Sales Already Reached
    Nov 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Opel on Course for Growth - One Million…

    Sales for the first ten months of the year up by 45,500 vehicles One million milestone reached earlier than last year Rüsselsheim, GERMANY. Opel is continuing to grow across Europe and has already reached the milestone of one million vehicles sold.… more
    Editor 432
  • Groupe Renault announces strategic partnership with computer vision innovator Chronocam
    Nov 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Groupe Renault announces strategic…

    Automotive leader to leverage unique bio-inspired vision technology to extend capabilities of ADAS and autonomous driving. Groupe Renault CEO and Chairman Carlos Ghosn today during a speech at Web Summit announced it has entered into a strategic… more
    Editor 418
  • Nissan Taps into Social Networking to Pioneer World’s First Digitally Powered Shared Car Ownership Scheme
    Nov 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan Taps into Social Networking to…

    CEO Carlos Ghosn announces new Nissan Intelligent Get & Go Micra service at Web Summit in Lisbon Consumers share ownership with a financial stake in a new car Profile matching will create tailored groups Transforms car-sharing model with 100%… more
    Editor 416
  • Economic Insights: Titanic anger meets order
    Nov 09, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Titanic anger meets order

    From this afternoon SA time, American voting booths will be opening on the east coast, and by early tomorrow morning America will probably have chosen a new president after a titanic struggle between apparently mostly hated candidates. The choice… more
    Cees Bruggemans 477
  • Defeating distracted driving offers parents and new driver’s greater peace of mind
    Nov 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Defeating distracted driving offers parents…

    There can be no doubt that avoidable car accidents have become a considerable problem on our roads, with efforts being made every year to reduce fatalities. However, driving under the influence, speeding and un-roadworthy vehicles aren’t the only… more
    Jonathan Lewarne, Senior Director, TransUnion 566
  • Prepare your car – and yourself – for the upcoming holidays
    Nov 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Prepare your car – and yourself – for the…

    It’s that time of the year again when South Africans across the country are putting the final touches on their annual vacation plans. Holidays in South Africa mean hundreds of thousands of people will be on the country’s roads, and the Automobile… more
    Automobile Association 404
  • Best Practice Tour to India 2016
    Nov 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Best Practice Tour to India 2016

    This year’s Best Practice Tour to India was a roaring success, giving fourteen individuals from a diverse range of industries new insights into optimising business and manufacturing methods. From 23 September to 2 October, the group engaged with… more
    Editor 451
  • Prioritising trailer safety
    Nov 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Prioritising trailer safety

    An important part of encouraging safety of truck trailers is by encouraging regular and proper maintenance. It is for this reason that this topic is the theme for this year’s Safety and Trailer Wellness Indaba promoted by TSE Big Max. Various topics… more
    Editor 416
  • Growing Demand for Skilled Technicians in the Vehicle Manufacturing Sector Sees Ford Lifting the Bar for New Starts
    Nov 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Growing Demand for Skilled Technicians in…

    The projected increase in vehicle production in South Africa of possibly as much as 50% between 2013 and 2020 is putting pressure on the supply of suitable employees to the local vehicle and component manufacturing sectors. This is according to… more
    Editor 462
  • Economic Insights: Confidence still key
    Nov 08, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Confidence still key

    Last week provided strong proof of the strength of our institutions. The fraud case against the finance minister was withdrawn, and the court gave the green light for the State Capture report of the public protector to be released. It was a week in… more
    Cees Bruggemans 494
  • Economic Insights: Unusual events discounted
    Nov 07, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Unusual events discounted

    The usual run of the mill are things we know and how to reckon with. It is the unusual crossing our path that instills fear, not knowing how to assess these. Three major unusuals are currently in focus for us: whether Clinton or Trump wins through… more
    Cees Bruggemans 439
  • Responding to the TPMS Light
    Nov 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Responding to the TPMS Light

    While testing the latest Peugeot 308 the other day (great car by the way) the dash display showed an under inflated tyre. Having taken the warning seriously and corrected the inflation at the nearest garage I found it most frustrating that the… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 434
  • Empowered through recycling
    Nov 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Empowered through recycling

    By resolving the waste tyre problem through a circular economy approach, The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA) is developing jobs and small business opportunities. Leonard Mashinini, a transporter from Pimville… more
    Editor 626
  • Tyre finance now available @ IWantTyres!
    Nov 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tyre finance now available @ IWantTyres!

    On September 1 the revolutionary online tyre quote and purchasing platform – iWantTyres – was launched into the market offering the consumer a quick, easy and convenient way to compare quotes online, select the store of their choice and make a… more
    Editor 445
  • The importance of regular vehicle servicing and preventative maintenance
    Nov 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The importance of regular vehicle servicing…

    Vehicle owners in South Africa can fulfil all of their service and maintenance needs using a comprehensive range of Champion aftermarket products that are backed-up by regular training and after-sales care and support. 4 November 2016: Federal-Mogul… more
    Editor 420
  • Going to be towing this festive season? Make sure you’re doing it right
    Nov 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Going to be towing this festive season? Make…

    Whether it’s a trailer, boat, caravan or a broken-down car, towing should be done right to avoid damage to your vehicle and accidents on our roads. Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), says the first thing to… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 402
  • Automechanika Johannesburg announces vastly expanded value chain
    Nov 07, 2016 Events

    Automechanika Johannesburg announces vastly…

    4 Brands, co-located , under one roof Next year’s Automechanika trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, which takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from September 27-30, will be co-located with three new, related shows. The new shows are… more
    Editor 5604
  • Hippo.co.za new car listings comparison platform
    Nov 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hippo.co.za new car listings comparison…

    The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) recorded a 14.3% decrease in new vehicle sales in September 2016, compared to the same period last year. New car sales figures have been in decline since the beginning of… more
    Editor 493
  • NAACAM Show to drive localisation agenda
    Nov 07, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show to drive localisation agenda

    The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa says high levels of industry participation in the NAACAM Show, will ensure that it makes a significant contribution to increasing levels of localisation in the… more
    Editor 5671
  • Walking tall again
    Nov 04, 2016 On the Cees

    Walking tall again

    Growth prospects remain our Achilles Heel, far from resolved. The sitting president still has all his executive powers, all his minions serving at his pleasure, and removable at a wink. Our political risk as such is therefore not minor, given the… more
    Cees Bruggemans 449
  • Forum 4 Service Delivery Media Statement on #StateCaptureReport
    Nov 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Forum 4 Service Delivery Media Statement on…

    Dear Members of the Media Forum 4 Service Delivery (F4SD), after carefully studying content of the #StateCaptureReport, calls for all those who are implicated in that report, to resign with immediate effect. F4SD is flabbergasted by… more
    Editor 448
  • Customer care champions are honoured at Imperial’s ILC3 Awards
    Nov 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Customer care champions are honoured at…

    At Imperial Logistics’ annual customer care awards, Sarah Krüger of Imperial Health Sciences was named the group’s 2016 “Customer Care Champion”, in recognition of her outstanding work with client AstraZeneca. Business Innovation Executive… more
    Editor 445
  • Key labour themes for 2017
    Nov 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Key labour themes for 2017

    With South Africa’s economy under significant pressure as it battles to eke out a mere 1% growth, labour disputes and retrenchments are on the rise. Head of Employment at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Aadil Patel, cautioned during the practice’s 2017… more
    Editor 475
  • MiX Telematics announces financial results for second quarter and first half of fiscal 2017
    Nov 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MiX Telematics announces financial results…

    References in this announcement to “R” are to South African Rand and references to “U.S. Dollars” and “$” are to United States Dollars. Unless otherwise stated MiX Telematics has translated U.S. Dollar amounts from South African Rand at the exchange… more
    Editor 449
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 04/04/2016
    Nov 04, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update…

    NAACAM Show welcomes... more
    Editor 4152
  • Top Motoring Journalists crowned
    Nov 03, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Top Motoring Journalists crowned

    Ferdi de Vos, Seagram Pearce and Gavin Foster crowned at the 2016 Toyota Financial Services SAGMJ Motoring Journalist of the Year Awards Johannesburg - It took 17 judges across 24 categories several weeks of marking to decide that the coveted title… more
    Editor 484
  • How to drive through a veld fire
    Nov 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    How to drive through a veld fire

    As dry conditions prevail in parts of South Africa, water restrictions are enforced and temperatures rise so does the risk of veld fires. Drivers who are caught in the smoke of a veld fire are at risk of a crash due to limited visibility. The best… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 464
  • Economic Insights: Addressing confidence shortfalls
    Nov 02, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Addressing confidence…

    For many years, various time series and events have moved in lockstep. The SARB leading indicator topped out in 2011 after its revival from the 2009 recession plunge, thereafter hesitantly drifting, but with an accelerating slide. The RMB/BER… more
    Cees Bruggemans 528
  • New vehicle sales and exports for October 2016
    Nov 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New vehicle sales and exports for October…

    In summary 459, 486 vehicles were sold in the first 10 months of the year. That is 10.1% less than the first 10 months of 2015. See the full report here more
    Editor 899
  • New car sales decline continues
    Nov 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New car sales decline continues

    South Africa’s new vehicle sales market continued deteriorating in October 2016. The latest aggregated sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) show total industry sales of 48 745 new vehicles – a… more
    Editor 501
  • Win a Harley Davidson XL883 valued at R60 000 in the FIRE IT UP’s November superbike giveaway.
    Nov 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Win a Harley Davidson XL883 valued at R60…

    Get ready for your chance to win a Harley Davidson Sportster XL883 valued at a cool R 60 000 in the 6th FIRE IT UP monthly motorcycle giveaway, the winner of this magnificent Harley will be announced on Saturday the 26th on November at 13H00 as not… more
    Editor 424
  • My Xmas Wish List
    Nov 02, 2016 The Phoenix

    My Xmas Wish List

    Since this is our last issue for this year, I thought I would compile a Xmas wish list. So here it is: Dear Santa I have a Xmas list that is quite unselfish, as what I want is for the country, and not for me personally, except for wish number 15. A… more
    The Phoenix 461
  • Standard Bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - October 2016
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Standard Bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle…

    Nicholas Nkosi – Head of Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance, Retail Banking “Whilst the 9.5% year on year decline in new vehicle sales is relatively better compared to the double digit declines of recent months, this is masked by the… more
    Editor 431
  • Naamsa comment on the October, 2016 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa comment on the October, 2016 South…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of October, 2016 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association commented that conditions in the new vehicle market had… more
    Editor 460
  • Forum 4 Service Delivery Media Statement
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Forum 4 Service Delivery Media Statement

    Forum 4 Service Delivery welcomes the NPA'S decision to withdraw charges against minister Gordhan. Read the statement here more
    Editor 901
  • Are you sure it is genuine? Introducing the SKF Authenticate app
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Are you sure it is genuine? Introducing the…

    Do you think that you may have accidentally bought a counterfeit SKF product? Well then the new SKF Authenticate App is just for you! As per the attached, we would like to encourage all our Authorised Distributors to make use of this great new SKF… more
    Editor 482
  • Charting Society’s Changes through Consumer Attitudes
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Charting Society’s Changes through Consumer…

    “Any customer can have a car painted any colour that they want so long as it is black.” Much has changed since those words were uttered. Attributed to Henry Ford, they were actually made in jest, but have since become an illustration of the more… more
    Editor 575
  • South Africa ranks as most corrupt country in the world
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Background screening essential as South…

    With widespread reports of South Africa coming out top of the list on The United Nations and Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perception Index, Ina van der Merwe, Director and CEO of Managed Integrity Evaluation (MIE), believes while… more
    Editor 532
  • Economic Insights: Dollar groundswell
    Nov 01, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Dollar groundswell

    It wasn't intended this way. After two years of rebalancing (faster growth, lower current account deficits, higher interest rates), non-US economies were expected to show greater resilience in the face of Dollar strength. In other words, US and… more
    Cees Bruggemans 469
  • Getting the informational edge with the MEYLE newsletter
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Getting the informational edge with the…

    Be the first to know about new products and get behind-the-scenes MEYLE insights Hamburg, 01 November 2016. As of now, the new MEYLE email newsletter offers customers and brand enthusiasts exclusive content including product news and… more
    Editor 440
  • Beautiful News powered by Mercedes-Benz
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Beautiful News powered by Mercedes-Benz

    At Mercedes-Benz South Africa, we believe in being the best or nothing. Moreover, we know that the best starts from within us all, through the force of the indomitable human spirit. We look back in history and reflect on the incredible moment of… more
    Editor 1293
  • Mutual & Federal scoops ‘Best Insurer” of 2016
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mutual & Federal scoops ‘Best Insurer” of…

    Leading short-term insurance company, Mutual & Federal was awarded not one, but two wins at the SA Motor Body Repair Association (SAMBRA) Annual Awards Breakfast. This prestigious industry event, held on 28 October 2016, honoured Mutual & Federal… more
    Editor 440
  • Thank you South Africa for expressing your support for Mr Pravin Gordhan!
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Thank you South Africa for expressing your…

    FOR YOUR SUPPORT FOR MR PRAVIN GORDHAN! We value your input and comments. To comment on Facebook click here, or on email, click here. Dear concerned South African The NPA has just announced the withdrawal of all charges against Minister Pravin… more
    Editor 530
  • The new Castrol Valvemaster lead replacement additive and Valvemaster Plus Octane Boost.
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Castrol Classic saves the day for older car…

    Now available to protect older engines is their Castrol Valvemaster Lead Replacement Petrol Additive and Valvemaster Plus Octane Boost Perfect for all cars, motorcycles, lawn mowers and all petrol-powered engines that use LRP fuel. The recently… more
    Editor 522
  • Hippo.co.za launches car-selling comparison platform
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hippo.co.za launches car-selling comparison…

    The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) recorded a 14.3% decrease in new vehicle sales in September 2016, compared to the same period last year. New car sales figures have been in decline since the beginning of… more
    Editor 750
  • Navigating the new world of work
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Navigating the new world of work

    The days of sticking with a single employer for 40 years are long gone and the idea of working from a coffee shop at 10am rather than being in the office for a full eight hour day is becoming ever more common. With changes in the way we work and the… more
    Editor 432
  • Economic Insights: Times aren't stagnant
    Oct 31, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Times aren't stagnant

    Aside of collapsing car sales (AM amazed at levels of new car prices, but level of household uncertainty perhaps even more crucial in new purchase decision), start of rainy season in summer rainfall region (ending the drought, doubling the maize… more
    Cees Bruggemans 491
  • NSBC announces the finalists of the South African Small Business Awards
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    NSBC announces the finalists of the South…

    The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) today announced South Africa’s Top 20 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Award winners and the finalists of the 2016 South African Small Business Awards. In its eighth year, the South African Small Business… more
    Editor 439
  • Savings and investment basics
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Savings and investment basics

    It’s never too late to start taking steps to secure your financial future. And while everyone is different, and our saving and investment behaviours are likely to depict this, Floris Slabbert, National Operations Executive at Ecsponent Financial… more
    Editor 469
  • Rand firms, oil steady, but fuel still up
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Rand firms, oil steady, but fuel still up

    The recent strengthening of the Rand against the US dollar has not been enough to prevent a hefty fuel price hike for November. This is the news from the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data… more
    Automobile Association 482
  • The banana rating agency
    Oct 31, 2016 On the Cees

    The banana rating agency

    The nuclear power deal looked suspect for a long time, stonewalled supposedly by Treasury as unaffordable, with suggestions by some of full vendor (Russian) funding taking care of everything, including comfortable handshakes between friends. But… more
    Cees Bruggemans 444
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 31/10/2016
    Oct 31, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update…

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update more
    Editor 4177
  • Economic Insights: Windows opening/closing
    Oct 31, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Windows opening/closing

    Windows are closing on bumping Gordhan, as presumably Shaun will discover this week. But then there is still most of the dead driftwood cabinet to be rid off, which would still leave a window opening also on Gordhan, if utilized. He sounds fairly… more
    Cees Bruggemans 470
  • PSA Group recognised as world leader for corporate action on climate change
    Oct 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    PSA Group recognised as world leader for…

    PSA Group has been identified as a global leader for its actions and strategies in response to climate change and has been awarded a position on the Climate A List by CDP, the international not-for-profit that drives sustainable economies. 193 “A… more
    Editor 448
  • Gordhan’s steel cable
    Oct 27, 2016 On the Cees

    Gordhan’s steel cable

    For months we have been entertained with poor economic data undermining fiscal prospects. For weeks we have been threatened with a sudden Gordhan dismissal undermining the national interest. In the end, no doubt, we were hanging by a rapidly… more
    Cees Bruggemans 453
  • SKF Product Information - VKDA 35338 T – SKF Exclusive supplier for popular PSA cars!
    Oct 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Product Information - VKDA 35338 T – SKF…

    PSA Group launched a new modular platform called EMP2 with less weight and less CO2 emissions, which will cover 50% of their total production. First applications to use this platform are the new Citroen C4 Picasso II and the Peugeot 308 II. Some… more
    Editor 470
  • Mitsubishi Motors South Africa secures future
    Oct 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa secures future

    Mitsubishi connection puts new world-wide alliance in world's top three Business as usual at Mitsubishi Motors South Africa MMC secures Mitsubishi's local future with Imperial Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) welcomes the recent international… more
    Editor 446
  • Car rental companies announce Volkswagen as the 2016 manufacturer of the year
    Oct 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Car rental companies announce Volkswagen as…

    Volkswagen recognised for the seventh consecutive year as the best manufacturer Audi honoured with Tutuka award for the second year in a row The South African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (SAVRALA) has announced Volkswagen as the… more
    Editor 475
  • Top EC Caltex dealers’ customer care reflects the “human face of fuel”
    Oct 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Top EC Caltex dealers’ customer care…

    BUILDING bridges and connecting with people were the driving force of business performance for almost 40% over target that propelled a Port Elizabeth Caltex service station to being crowned Caltex Eastern Cape Marketer’s Dealer of the Year. The… more
    Editor 477
  • Reinforced MEYLE-HD control arms for Fiat models
    Oct 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Reinforced MEYLE-HD control arms for Fiat…

    Larger ball pin of the ball joint delivers longer service life Hamburg, October 2016. MEYLE is expanding its range of MEYLE-HD control arms – available now: a new reinforced MEYLE-HD control arm to fit the Fiat 500 and Fiat 500C as well as the Ford… more
    Editor 488
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre is
    Oct 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre is "The Best Place to Buy…

    The results of Caxton Newspapers' annual "Best Of. Competition" are in and the 2016 Readers' Choice Award for Pretoria, in the "The Best Place to Buy Tyres" category, has been awarded to Tiger Wheel & Tyre for the fourth consecutive year. "The… more
    Editor 452
  • Are we reading this right?
    Oct 27, 2016 On the Cees

    Are we reading this right?

    Going by news flow and widely expressed sentiment these past few months, at least in some privileged corners, SA should have been junked a long time ago, growth should be recessionary negative, interest rates higher, the Rand a lot weaker, and many… more
    Cees Bruggemans 438
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Among Global Leaders In Addressing Climate Change
    Oct 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Among Global…

    FCA named to the CDP's Climate "A" List for companies that are leaders in the fight against climate change. With its inclusion in CDP's 2016 Climate "A" List, FCA has been recognized once again as a global leader for its commitment and performance… more
    Editor 448
  • Open letter of support to Mr Pravin Gordhan
    Oct 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Open letter of support to Mr Pravin Gordhan

    Mr Pravin Gordhan Minister of Finance Dear Minister Gordhan WE SUPPORT YOU, MINISTER! It is seldom happening that, within the context of a country, so much depends on one man. South Africa finds itself at such a point in its history and you,… more
    Editor 671
  • Safety first – have you checked your car is safety compliant?
    Oct 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Safety first – have you checked your car is…

    With accidents happening every day on our roads, ensuring your vehicle’s safety components are up to scratch is a no brainer. Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), highlights what he considers to be some of the… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 449
  • SKF Technical Bulletin - VKBD 1013: Fitting Instructions / Mandatory replacement of the nut
    Oct 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Technical Bulletin - VKBD 1013: Fitting…

    Please find the link below to a SKF Technical Bulletin about VKBD 1013 Fitting Instructions including the mandatory replacement of the nut included in the kit. SKF Technical Bulletin more
    Editor 948
  • CharityStars.com auctioning signed Valentino Rossi replica MotoGP Yamaha YZF-R1
    Oct 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    CharityStars.com auctioning signed Valentino…

    YAMAHA AND VALENTINO ROSSI JOIN FORCES TO BENEFIT THE LA GOTITA CHARITY IN BOLIVIA: CHARITYSTARS WILL AUCTION A REPLICA MOTOGP YAMAHA YZF-R1, SIGNED BY THE MULTIPLE CHAMPION There’s been an important online auction at CharityStars.com since 10… more
    Editor 486
  • Why organisations can no longer ignore the merits of psychometrics
    Oct 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Why organisations can no longer ignore the…

    More and more South African businesses and government institutions are reaping the longstanding financial, procurement and other benefits associated with conducting background screening checks to prevent employing candidates with false credentials.… more
    Editor 455
  • Economically strained South Africans hold on to their cars longer, but are they safe?
    Oct 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Economically strained South Africans hold on…

    When times are tough financially, luxuries tend to be the first thing to drop off the budget. However, in the context of a country like SA - where public transport options are limited and many rely on their cars daily - having a safe and affordable… more
    Editor 509
  • SA growth & inflation
    Oct 25, 2016 On the Cees

    SA growth & inflation

    It is an odd couple, SA growth & inflation. The one distinctly down next year, the other really not going anywhere except at the decimal-point level, provided we stay lucky (never a given). And SARB in the role of the unwilling bride... The 3Q16 is… more
    Cees Bruggemans 451
  • Biggest threat to road safety: Second-hand tyres
    Oct 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Biggest threat to road safety: Second-hand…

    Second-hand tyres and re-grooved tyres are one of the biggest dangers to safety on the road. This is according to Riaz Haffejee, CEO of Sumitomo Rubber South Africa - one of the leading tyre manufacturers and parent company of Dunlop tyres in South… more
    Editor 504
  • Three SA Themes
    Oct 25, 2016 On the Cees

    Three SA Themes

    SA politics and her economy face three major options in the weeks, months (years?) ahead. None of them palatable but presumably realistic, but varying in intensity from the mild to the extreme. Which of these futures await us? There is the option of… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 481
  • The Risks of Eating and Driving
    Oct 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The Risks of Eating and Driving

    Distracted driving covers a broad range of risky behaviours that ultimately diverts a driver’s attention from what he or she should be focusing on - driving. One under-identified distraction is eating or drinking while driving. While seemingly… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 426
  • Autopromotec: increasingly strategic international promotion
    Oct 24, 2016 Events

    Autopromotec: increasingly strategic…

    For the 2017 edition, an expected increase of buyers from all over the world • International promotion at the centre of Autopromotec's objectives• Results and forecasts of the missions in Turkey, South America and South-east Asia• Agreement with… more
    Editor 5164
  • Maserati Raceweek Launch
    Oct 24, 2016 Events

    Maserati Raceweek Launch

    Maserati South Africa staff smile at the camera whilst on a luxury catamaran at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town yesterday for the media launch of Maserati Cape Town Race Week and Cape2Rio. In the background is the right-hand drive Maserati Levante-… more
    Editor 5551
  • Jaguar Land Rover drives forward connected and autonomous vehicle technologies
    Oct 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jaguar Land Rover drives forward connected…

    In a UK first, Jaguar Land Rover collaborates with other manufacturers to trial new connected technologies that allow cars to talk to each other Connected and Autonomous Vehicle technologies will help make driving safer and cleaner in the future… more
    Editor 596
  • Nissan strengthens alliance with acquisition of 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors
    Oct 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan strengthens alliance with acquisition…

    Enlarged Alliance Ranks Among Top Three Global Automotive Groups YOKOHAMA, Japan (October 2016) - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., (“Nissan”) today completed its acquisition of a 34% equity stake in Mitsubishi Motors (“MMC”) and became its largest… more
    Editor 469
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 21/10/2016
  • Less than 7% of SA drivers put children in car seats
    Oct 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Less than 7% of SA drivers put children in…

    Observance of child car seat laws worryingly low Since the introduction of legislation that requires passengers under three years of age to be in a child seat, little has changed in the way many people transport children. According to the Automobile… more
    Automobile Association 476
  • Continental Puts First 48-Volt Hybrid Drive into Production
    Oct 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Puts First 48-Volt Hybrid Drive…

    From the end of 2016, diesel variants of the Renault Scénic and Grand Scénic models will be equipped with Continental's 48-volt hybrid drive 48-volt technology contributes to significant fuel consumption savings and reduced nitrogen oxide emissions… more
    Editor 633
  • Simply the best aftermarket shock absorber ever produced
    Oct 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Simply the best aftermarket shock absorber…

    Company so confident it offers OESpectrum® with the Monroe brand’s first five-year product quality and performance limited warranty* During last month’s Automechanika show in Frankfurt, Tenneco hosted more than 2,700 customers on its stand on the… more
    Editor 491
  • Don’t wait until it’s too late
    Oct 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Don’t wait until it’s too late

    Get your car checked now before the end-of-year rush With the end of the year nearing, the Automobile Association (AA) has urged motorists to make provision now to get their vehicles serviced, checked, and roadworthy, to ensure they do not run out… more
    Automobile Association 488
  • Maserati sponsors Cape Town race week
    Oct 20, 2016 Events

    Maserati sponsors Cape Town race week

    Highly anticipated Levante to make South African debut at Maserati Cape Town Race Week South Africa, 19 October 2016 – Maserati South Africa today announced that it will be the title sponsor of Cape Town Race Week (CTRW), South Africa’s most… more
    Editor 6069
  • Economic Insights: What was, is & might be
    Oct 20, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: What was, is & might be

    Speaking to young economics students the other day, it struck me how limited knowledge is of our modern origins, but just as dim the outline of our immediate future. As to the present, one tends to take it as it comes, apparently, but do wonder… more
    Cees Bruggemans 541
  • Get your admission badge before the show!
    Oct 19, 2016 Events

    Get your admission badge before the show!

    Are you frustrated because you have missed the deadline to pre-register to receive the admission badge by post? Now we are offering a second chance! Step 1 LIKE “Automechanika Shanghai” Facebook page Step 2 LIKE and SHARE the facebook post named… more
    Editor 5352
  • Nissan empowering blind South Africans at Are Itireleng
    Oct 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan empowering blind South Africans at…

    GA-RANKUWA, South Africa – Nissan is strengthening its relationship with Are Itireleng centre for the blind by helping to transform the facility into sustainable business entity and providing housing as part of its Habitat for Humanity programme.… more
    Editor 492
  • Powerful activities to try this summer
    Oct 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Powerful activities to try this summer

    It’s official: spring is here. And summer is around the corner. South Africa’s battery specialists – Battery Centre – offer a range of leisure batteries to power up any equipment you need to get outdoors and have fun this summer. If you own or are… more
    Editor 465
  • Strong Demand for Ford Performance Kits and Parts
    Oct 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Strong Demand for Ford Performance Kits and…

    Demand outstripping supply of parts. Final approval of engine kits for Ranger and Everest expected soon. Wide range of merchandise appeals to enthusiasts. PRETORIA, South Africa, October, 2016 The demand for Ford Performance and Roush Performance… more
    Editor 550
  • Risk keeps receding
    Oct 19, 2016 On the Cees

    Risk keeps receding

    However unlikely, perhaps, but risk keeps receding. Trump shortly, Brexit is a British problem. The Fed remains very conservative, slow moving. And our local scenery is tackled one step at a time. Trump parted ways with Clinton as long ago as late… more
    Cees Bruggemans 428
  • NAACAM SHOW - Conference session: african automotive trade
    Oct 19, 2016 Events

    NAACAM SHOW - Conference session: African…

    Naacam Show 2017 - Conference session: African automotive trade more
    Editor 5475
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa announced as Top Employer in the automotive industry
    Oct 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen Group South Africa announced as…

    VWSA announced as the 2017 Top Employer in the Automotive Industry for its employee offerings and initiatives by the Top Employer Institute Volkswagen Group South Africa has again qualified as one of the Top Employers in South Africa. This accolade… more
    Editor 491
  • Datsun GO named as South Africa’s most affordable car for second year in a row
    Oct 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Datsun GO named as South Africa’s most…

    Results of independent 2016 Kinsey Report revealed The Datsun GO has taken the 2016 Kinsey Report accolade as the country’s most affordable car - making it the second time in a row that Datsun has led the rankings as the car that is the most… more
    Editor 574
  • Toyota reigns supreme again in the Kinsey Report
    Oct 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota reigns supreme again in the Kinsey…

    The 2016 Kinsey Report is out, and once again Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) finished on top of the leader board with three gold and three silver medals. Toyota's locally-manufactured Corolla Quest and new Fortuner both crossed the line first, in… more
    Editor 460
  • Things coming to a head?
    Oct 18, 2016 On the Cees

    Things coming to a head?

    It looks like a very busy legal fortnight ahead, with frankly momentous implications for SA society and her economy if we understand the situation. Of course, not fully understanding the situation has happened before, and why would now be different?… more
    Cees Bruggemans 491
  • Fuel trends higher on stronger oil
    Oct 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel trends higher on stronger oil

    Further fuel price hikes are likely at the end of October. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). "There has been a definite… more
    Editor 446
  • Economic Insights: Our radicalising prospect
    Oct 17, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Our radicalising prospect

    The world will probably be saved from a Trump presidency, though Britain won't be from a hard Brexit. As to SA, we have a whole gauntlet steadily shaping that promises more rather than less radicalisation, unless miracles intervene. There is a… more
    Cees Bruggemans 552
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 17/10/2016
    Oct 17, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update…

    We welcome our latest exhibitors more
    Editor 6014
  • Goodyear South Africa (Pty) Ltd certified as one of the Top Employers South Africa 2017
    Oct 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear South Africa (Pty) Ltd certified as…

    Goodyear South Africa is proud to announce that on October 13, it was awarded the Top Employers South Africa 2017 certification. The Top Employers Institute officially certified Goodyear for its exceptional employee offerings for three consecutive… more
    Editor 499
  • TransUnion 1Check wins in the ‘Best App Developed by an Agency’ category at the New Generation Awards 2016
    Oct 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    TransUnion 1Check wins in the ‘Best App…

    TransUnion’s multi-award winning 1Check app wins in the ‘Best App Developed by an Agency’ category at the 2016 New Generation Awards in Johannesburg on 13 October. The app has previously been named as the 2012 MTN Android App of the Year and won in… more
    Editor 457
  • Cognitive Psychology and Vehicle Speed
    Oct 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Cognitive Psychology and Vehicle Speed

    A seemingly small difference in vehicle speed can mean life or death for a pedestrian or cyclist, and not just because it heightens the force of impact in a collision. It's not just because of physics, It's also because psychology. This is part one… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 445
  • Mercedes-Benz South Africa certified as one of the Top Employers in South Africa 2017
    Oct 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa certified as one…

    Pretoria - Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) is proud to announce that it has been certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute globally certifies excellence in the conditions that… more
    Editor 462
  • Ms Grathel Motau has been appointed as an independent non-executive director
    Oct 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    METAIR INVESTMENTS LIMITED - Changes to the…

    CHANGES TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND BOARD COMMITTEE In accordance with paragraph 3.59 of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, Metair shareholders are hereby advised of the following changes to the directors of the Metair board (the… more
    Editor 630
  • Economic Insights: Deepening SA contrasts
    Oct 14, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Deepening SA contrasts

    Our politics 2016 is so outlandish that one senses to be visiting another planet. Still, it is for real. But in the process, two contrasts seem to be deepening. The one is the apparent belief (conviction?) that Zuma will ultimately fail, that he… more
    Cees Bruggemans 555
  • Index shows further increase in South African car prices
    Oct 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Index shows further increase in South…

    The South African motoring industry faced yet another challenging quarter, according to the latest TransUnion SA Vehicle Pricing Index (VPI) for new and used vehicle sales. The Q3 2016 VPI found that the rate of new and used vehicle pricing… more
    Editor 474
  • Fears overdone & underplayed
    Oct 14, 2016 On the Cees

    Fears overdone & underplayed

    There is evidence of fears over- and undershooting in the world. Some anxieties more than warranted, others perhaps overhyped. This will of course differ in the eye of every beholder. But in large global masses of people it adds up, with the balance… more
    Cees Bruggemans 469
  • Nissan group amongst best for parts affordability in 2016 Kinsey Report
    Oct 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan group amongst best for parts…

    Datsun GO and Nissan Micra offer best value-for-money for overall parts in the city / entry level car category NP200 and NP300 costs are lowest for single cab service parts Nissan X-Trail is second-most affordable for crossover service parts… more
    Editor 482
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre is The Times and Sowetan's 'Top Tyre and Auto Fitment Centre'
    Oct 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre is The Times and…

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre has done it again. For the eighth time in the history of The Times and Sowetan Shopper Survey, the company has clinched the title of "Top Tyre and Auto Fitment Centre." The annual survey which determines the winners of these… more
    Editor 434
  • Join forces to protect the Steel Downstream
    Oct 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Join forces to protect the Steel Downstream

    Support the PETITIONto Minister Rob Davies To read the initial newsletter regarding this petition, click here Complete the petition today - click here This is your opportunity to make a difference! How to support this drive TO PROTECT THE STEEL… more
    Editor 470
  • Rising hijacking stats
    Oct 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Rising hijacking stats

    A hijacking recap When the latest crime stats were released in September 2016, the news was not encouraging. Most crime categories saw increases yet the hijacking of cars saw the greatest increase. Hijackings increased by 14.3%, an almost seven… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 457
  • The Rand Surprise
    Oct 14, 2016 On the Cees

    The Rand Surprise

    It could be that markets only go one step at a time, cautiously summing up what is confronting them, without immediately wanting to discount what may, or may not, await them in time. But we do know that markets can panic, depending on new… more
    Cees Bruggemans 477
  • Goodyear's Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 chosen as Spain's
    Oct 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear's Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 chosen as…

    A panel of judges, assembled by Spanish magazine Neumáticos y Mecánica Rápida, named the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 "Tyre of the Year" The 17th annual Tyre of the Year Awards, organized by Neumáticos y Mecánica Rápida, crowned Goodyear's Eagle… more
    Editor 511
  • Ford wraps future cars in 3D “Brick” camouflage to create an optical illusion
    Oct 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford wraps future cars in 3D “Brick”…

    Honey, Where’d You Park The Car? How an Optical Illusion Helps Stop ‘Selfie Spies’ Stealing Ford’s Secret Car Designs Ford wraps future cars in mind-bending 3D “Brick” camouflage to create an optical illusion that makes it difficult to focus on the… more
    Editor 531
  • Economic Insights: SA reform talk & commitment
    Oct 12, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: SA reform talk &…

    Talk is cheap. It is believable action by credible role players that are real game changers. What's the state of play? All talk or is there the outline of imminent doable stuff? There are three main key sources of promising talk and required action.… more
    Cees Bruggemans 559
  • MEYLE-PD brake disc with high-tech finish
    Oct 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE-PD brake disc with high-tech finish

    State-of-the-art coating applied by MEYLE provides durable protection against undesired brake disc discolouration due to heat Swift installation thanks to a ready-to-fit design requiring no degreasing prior to assembly Hamburg, October 2016. True to… more
    Editor 494
  • New Castrol GTX uses superior protection helps extend engine life
    Oct 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Castrol GTX uses superior protection…

    Johannesburg, South Africa, October 2016 – Castrol has unveiled its new generation GTX range of vehicle oils, including a premium GTX ULTRACLEAN variant using synthetic technology. The new range of lubricants uses a double action formula to help… more
    Editor 535
  • Volvo S60 and XC90 favourites in 2016 Kinsey Report
    Oct 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo S60 and XC90 favourites in 2016 Kinsey…

    The 2016 Kinsey Report has revealed that the Volvo S60 and XC90 are best-in-class performers from a parts pricing and servicing point of view. The annual report, which serves as the South African motor industry's benchmark independent service and… more
    Editor 542
  • Volkswagen installs 320 new robots ahead of the introduction of new models
    Oct 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen installs 320 new robots ahead of…

    R3 billion investment in production facilities includes installation of 320 new robots in the Body Shop Since the first robot was introduced more than 50 years ago, industrialised robots have been at the forefront of automotive manufacturing. 320… more
    Editor 471
  • KIA partners with Butterfly Products as The World’s Longest Test Drive gives wings to education
    Oct 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KIA partners with Butterfly Products as The…

    (JOHANNESBURG) October 10, 2016 – As final preparations are made for The World’s Longest Test Drive, which kicks off in Durban this Friday, 14 October 2016, KIA Motors South Africa is proud to announce yet another important partnership for their… more
    Editor 494
  • Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Oct 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Part switching during a car service – is it…

    So the scenario goes like this: ‘I took my car in for a service. I had just put a new battery in. When I collected my car after the service, my battery lasted a few days and then stopped working. I’m convinced my new battery was switched for an… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 466
  • Namibia to improve ease of doing business
    Oct 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Namibia to improve ease of doing business

    Namibia is actively improving its business environment, including easing multiple-entry visa requirements for South African business, to encourage more cross-border trade and investment. Namibian President Hage G. Geingob told South African… more
    Editor 495
  • Economic Insights: Uncertainty slowly transforming
    Oct 10, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Uncertainty slowly…

    It took a few years to sink in. Whereas markets have ever since the 2008-crisis and global 2009 recession taken it as an article of faith that global recovery would be slow and yields inclined to go very low for long, central banks were always more… more
    Cees Bruggemans 566
  • Jaguar Land Rover announces Noodle from British band Gorillaz as global ambassador
    Oct 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jaguar Land Rover announces Noodle from…

    Noodle to drive skills gap campaign inspiring young people to become future engineers and innovators and to join the @JaguarRacing crew, watch the video: https://youtu.be/Gfj5VydIi1A Jaguar Land Rover, Britain’s largest R&D investor, underscores its… more
    Editor 473
  • Animal Collisions
    Oct 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Animal Collisions

    South Africans love driving in the bush but, in order to get there, it is almost inevitable that we will be driving on roads where animals – both domestic and wild - share our space. In the US the likelihood of having a vehicle collide with a large… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 511
  • SA motor dealers showing great tenacity in a falling market
    Oct 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SA motor dealers showing great tenacity in a…

    South African motor franchise dealers continue to exhibit tenacity and are obviously using innovative strategies as they keep their businesses profitable even in these tough economic times, which have seen the dealer segment overall new vehicle… more
    Editor 484
  • Analysis - New vehicle Sales Sep 2016
    Oct 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Analysis - New vehicle Sales Sep 2016

    Concerns were raised about the realiability of the NAAMSA sales stats. It is important to rather look at the trends. Refer the 3rd attachment which covers the differences between NAAMSA stats and e-Natis registrations. This matter was also raised… more
    Editor 505
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 07/10/2016
    Oct 07, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update…

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update BOOK NOW more
    Editor 1189
  • Peugeot gets the Lion’s share
    Oct 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Peugeot gets the Lion’s share

    Peugeot 208 wins it’s segment in latest Kinsey Report Peugeot 208 beats perception of expensive parts pricing Podium Finish in Parts Pricing Peugeot has continued its good form in the Kinsey Report, the talented 208 once again playing the starring… more
    Editor 470
  • High Level Speakers Talking to the Critical Issues Facing the Industry
    Oct 07, 2016 Events

    High Level Speakers Talking to the Critical…

    The NAACAM Show steering committee has deliberated extensively on the structure in the conference programme and is securing leading speakers locally and abroad. Click Here To View The Full Conference Programme BOOK NOW and pay only in 2017 more
    Editor 1159
  • Nissan once again recognized as one of the world’s top brands
    Oct 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan once again recognized as one of the…

    Nissan rises to 43rd place in the Interbrand study, up from 49th in 2015 Nissan's brand value increases to $11.06 billion Nissan is this year's 4th fastest growing brand Report cites Nissan's efforts to raise brand visibility by telling the story of… more
    Editor 522
  • SA interest rate prospects
    Oct 07, 2016 On the Cees

    SA interest rate prospects

    After nearly three years of insisting with some vehemence to be on a rising rate trajectory, SARB seems to be going for a course correction, one that may only by exception still allow for higher rates, a matter of circumstance. With inflation set to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 509
  • Why is SA outlook improving?
    Oct 06, 2016 On the Cees

    Why is SA outlook improving?

    The SA growth prospect has wriggle room. Where in recent months there had been a collective dive for the bottom and growing competition to call a recession, this passion has in recent weeks/months much becalmed. Instead, there is this urge to call… more
    Cees Bruggemans 492
  •  Two identical vehicles demonstrating handling and stopping from 60km/h using either worn tyres (front vehicle), or brand new tyres (back vehicle) at the Automobile Association’s (AA) car tyre safety demonstration held at the Gerotek Test Facilities. Photo by Philip Purnell (AA).
    Oct 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Car tyre safety remains a problem in SA

    Association urges all motorists to check tyres regularly to improve safety for all road users Car tyre safety remains a massive problem that, if addressed effectively, can play a significant role in reducing the carnage on South African roads, the… more
    Automobile Association 473
  • NAACAM SHOW - Briefing Session Invitation
    Oct 05, 2016 Events

    NAACAM SHOW - Briefing Session Invitation

    RE: INVITATION TO ATTEND BREIFING SESSION more
    Editor 1370
  • Local Production Begins for Expanded Ford Everest Range
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Local Production Begins for Expanded Ford…

    New Everest production commences at Ford's Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria Range set to increase from two to eight models including XLS, XLT and top-spec Limited Introduces new 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi engine, option of 4x4 or 4x2, manual or… more
    Editor 553
  • Monroe Digi-Catalogue Update
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Monroe Digi-Catalogue Update

    Monroe's electronic catalogue has been updated with all the latest changes and new part applications. Available for you to download now. Please see links below: For android smart phones click below or go to your South African App store & search for… more
    Editor 488
  • Demonstrating the importance of tyre safety, a critical facet of vehicle safety
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Demonstrating the importance of tyre safety,…

    The South African Tyre Manufacturing Conference (SATMC), in its continued endeavour to achieve greater policy and regulatory harmonisation for the greater purpose of ensuring consumer safety hosted its inaugural Tyre safety conference. The aim of… more
    Editor 492
  • Emphasis on asset finance changing to ‘access’ finance, says Standard Bank
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Emphasis on asset finance changing to…

    With the challenging economic environment placing pressure on operating margins, the accent on financing is turning from pure asset financing to ‘access’ financing as mainstream agriculture, manufacturers and construction companies look to ways of… more
    Editor 522
  • Declining demand and deteriorating credit profiles take toll on new car sales
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Declining demand and deteriorating credit…

    September saw new vehicle sales continue declining, according to the latest sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa). Only 47 399 new vehicles were sold in the past month, representing a decrease… more
    Editor 492
  • September 2016 New Vehicle Sales and Exports
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    September 2016 New Vehicle Sales and Exports

    Vehicle Sales and Exports September saw new vehicle sales in the South African market declining by 14.3% year-on-year (y/y) to 47 399 units, although sales were up by just short of 3% month-on-month (m/m) in both August and September. Year-to-date… more
    Editor 527
  • Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - September 2016
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report…

    “New car sales continue to come under pressure with new passenger vehicles showing a 14% decline year on year. The current pressure on new car sales is likely to persist in the short-medium term driven by above inflation new car prices and consumers… more
    Editor 529
  • Naamsa comment on the September, 2016 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa comment on the September, 2016 South…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of September, 2016 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association commented that current conditions in the automotive… more
    NAAMSA 509
  • The warring government
    Oct 03, 2016 On the Cees

    The warring government

    Most governments try to serve the national interest, but as we have discovered in recent months, we have a government at war with itself. And nothing done about it either. Just letting it carry on, as the most natural thing to be happening. The main… more
    Cees Bruggemans 502
  • Auto Brand Values Revealed for Paris Motor Show
    Oct 03, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Auto Brand Values Revealed for Paris Motor…

    As the great and good of the auto industry meet in Paris, leading brand valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance, reveals what their brands are worth. Toyota Tops the List Toyota has reinforced its position as the world’s most valuable auto… more
    Editor 533
  • Economic Insights: New Headwinds
    Oct 03, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: New Headwinds

    Just when you least expect it, new head winds for the SA economy, from a long dormant corner. For eight years, the oil producers couldn't get their act together, from mid-2014 the Saudis threw the rudder, boosting production in order to protect… more
    Cees Bruggemans 599
  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place
    Oct 03, 2016 The Phoenix

    Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    The extraction of crude oil from the deep bowels of Mother Earth requires drilling down between rock and hard places, and this is good and well, because nothing in life should come easy. It is also ironic that humankind is taking from the planet to… more
    The Phoenix 534
  • Young Drivers Over-Estimate Their Abilities
    Sep 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Young Drivers Over-Estimate Their Abilities

    Despite a belief that drivers aged 16-25 are responsible for more crashes on world roads than any other age group, the majority of young drivers still rate their own driving abilities as "good" or "excellent", according to a survey in Western… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 472
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 30/09/2016
    Sep 30, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update…

    #NAACAMShow more
    Editor 1229
  • Fuel set for further month-end hike
    Sep 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel set for further month-end hike

    Stronger international petroleum prices have contributed the bulk of the fuel price increase expected at the end of September. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end data released by the… more
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