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  • Here We Go Again
    May 26, 2017 The Phoenix

    Here We Go Again

    15 August 1985 is seared in my memory. This was the day that PW Botha made his infamous Rubicon speech, which while cocking a snook at the international community and world markets, it precipitated the decline of the National Party, the unbanning of… more
    Editor 92
  • Latest in automation technology goes on show in Johannesburg
    May 25, 2017 Events

    Latest in automation technology goes on show…

    Advanced automation solutions for every area of process control will go on show at the Africa Automation Fair and Connected Industries conference from 6-8 June 2017 at the Ticketpro Dome in North Riding. Africa Automation Fair and the Connected… more
    Editor 155
  • Meet Tyre Majors at Tyrexpo India & GarageXpo India 2017
    May 25, 2017 Events

    Meet Tyre Majors at Tyrexpo India &…

    In view of favourable growth outlook for tyres, the Indian tyre majors are planning to embark on massive capacity expansion at about Rs.250 billion within the country and abroad (source: Rubber Asia). The Indian Tyre industry has become one of the… more
    Editor 117
  • Fabrice Cambolive Senior Vice President, Chairman of the Africa-Middle-East-India (AMI) region
    May 25, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Groupe Renault senior management appointment

    Boulogne Billancourt - Groupe Renault today announced a senior management appointment. As of July 1st, 2017, Fabrice Cambolive will become Senior Vice President, Chairman of the Africa-Middle-East-India (AMI) region. He will report to Stefan… more
    Editor 88
  • AA welcomes 24/7 moves for traffic law enforcement
    May 25, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    AA welcomes 24/7 moves for traffic law…

    Plans to declare traffic law enforcement an essential service, and thereby enable a 24-hour working schedule for traffic law enforcers, is a positive development to be welcomed by all motorists in South Africa. This is the view of the Automobile… more
    Automobile Association 79
  • Volvo design chief Thomas Ingenlath voted 'Design Hero' at Autocar Awards
    May 25, 2017 Events

    Volvo design chief Thomas Ingenlath voted…

    Volvo Cars' Senior Vice President of Design, Thomas Ingenlath, has won the 'Design Hero' award at the 2017 Autocar Awards in England. Ingenlath has been at Volvo since 2012 and has led a team of designers that have revolutionised Volvo design - and… more
    Editor 102
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia is a
    May 24, 2017 Events

    Alfa Romeo Giulia is a "Game Changer" UK…

    The Alfa Romeo Giulia, recently launched in South Africa, has been named a 'Game Changer' at the prestigious UK Autocar Awards as it has signaled 'a transformation for one of the most loved names in motoring'. Mark Tisshaw, Editor of Autocar,… more
    Editor 98
  • Transporters enabling effective waste management
    May 24, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Transporters enabling effective waste…

    According to Stats SA, in quarter four of 2016, year-on-year employment gains were found in the transport, agriculture and finance industries which grew by 61 000, 59 000 and 56 000 jobs respectively. Through its work with transporters, the… more
    Editor 209
  • Standard Bank Consumer Trends Report: 2016 income estimates
    May 24, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Standard Bank Consumer Trends Report: 2016…

    Higher income growth for lower income groups; signs of population migration up the income groups We present the 2016 income estimates for South Africa’s population. We also measure income changes across different income groups since 2011. We rely on… more
    Editor 76
  • Continental to Receive Two CES Asia 2017 Innovation Awards
    May 24, 2017 Events

    Continental to Receive Two CES Asia 2017…

    Continental wins awards in the category Mobile for its 3D Display Surface and in the category Vehicle Technology for its Intelligent Glass ControlThe CES Asia Innovation Awards celebrate outstanding product design and engineering in brand-new… more
    Editor 85
  • Haval
    May 24, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Haval has landed

    China's best-selling SUV hits South Africa... GWM is dead. Long live GWM. But wait - don't stop reading. Let's qualify that. Great Wall Motors' vehicles are alive and well in South Africa, as GWM now enters its 10th year on the local market. And… more
    Editor 77
  • BMW PGA Championship: Star line-up, revamped golf course and prize money record.
    May 24, 2017 Events

    BMW PGA Championship: Star line-up, revamped…

    Olympic champion Rose, Open winner Stenson, multiple major champion Kaymer other stars get the Rolex Series underway at the BMW PGA Championship (23rd to 28th May). Title defender Chris Wood sings the praises of the Wentworth Club’s revamped West… more
    Editor 100
  • Junk status and your car
    May 24, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Junk status and your car

    South Africans are starting to feel the pinch following the junk status announcement and now is the time to be savvy about car purchases, believes Vishal Premlall, Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA). “Don’t commit to a new… more
    Editor 71
  • AutObarn Jonnesway SuperHatch Race series photographic competition open to all photographers
    May 24, 2017 Events

    AutObarn Jonnesway SuperHatch Race series…

    Winner gets a Jonnesway 6 drawer Black Edition 196-piece professional tool chest valued at R28 000 AutObarn and Jonnesway have created an exciting photographic competition for their SuperHatch race series. The competition is open to all… more
    Editor 79
  • Abarth - A Unique History; 1949 - 2017
    May 24, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Abarth - A Unique History; 1949 - 2017

    Abarth is a racing and road-car maker founded by Italo-Austrian Carlo Abarth in 1949. The performance brand of Fiat originally built exhaust systems for vehicles and the now-famous association with Fiat began in 1952 when the Abarth 1500 Biposto was… more
    Editor 70
  • VWSA CEO Thomas Schaefer joins Wilderness Foundation in Vietnam
    May 24, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    VWSA CEO Thomas Schaefer joins Wilderness…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa have been a staunch supporter of Wilderness Foundation Africa since June 2011, with an initial sponsorship of six Volkswagen Amarok bakkies to the Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative. The formal relationship… more
    Editor 82
  • Magidigidi Primary celebrates new library
    May 23, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Magidigidi Primary celebrates new library

    Learners from Magidigidi Primary celebrated their new school library sponsored by G.U.D. Holdings on 11 May 2017. The school is situated in rural Ixopo, KwaZulu Natal where the closest library is over 20km away. G.U.D. Holdings responded to the… more
    Editor 74
  • proud graduates embark on their new careers at Engen
    May 23, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Engen’s investment in grass-root talent…

    Engen’s recent graduate induction marked another major step in the business’ talent development strategy, and a proud day for the 20 graduates who gathered in Cape Town-along with their Engen-appointed mentors-to begin their orientation into the… more
    Editor 93
  • Tshilidzi Ramuedzisi, Peter Tshitigona, Toivo Thomas, Collin Uirab, Themba Sehawu, Bathabile Mpofu, Michelle Charlie
    May 23, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Total South Africa’s startupper challenge…

    Winners of the South African leg of the Startupper Challenge were each officially awarded a Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) Enterprise Development Academy (EDA) Certificate of Completion during a ceremony held at GIBS in Illovo,… more
    Editor 94
  • Just what can be recycled?
    May 22, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Just what can be recycled?

    Recyclable, non-recyclable, biodegradable, hazardous…there are so many buzz terms out there around waste and what you should or shouldn’t be doing with it. Knowing just what can be recycled means you can play your part in reducing the amount of… more
    Editor 95
  • Masterdrive Newsletter 19 May 2017
    May 22, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Masterdrive Newsletter 19 May 2017

    In the United States, May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. This is a time when law enforcement agencies and safety advocates team up to remind drivers that the warmer weather means more motorcyclists are hitting the road. More here more
    Editor 83
  • FCA Heritage at the Mille Miglia 2017
    May 22, 2017 Events

    FCA Heritage at the Mille Miglia 2017

    The historical re-enactment of the Mille Miglia - the race famously defined by Enzo Ferrari as "the most beautiful travelling museum in the world" - will be held from 18 to 21 May 2017. Staged for the 35th time, the event welcomes several rare… more
    Editor 136
  • Scuderia South Africa announces 2017 Internship Program for young, dynamic Ferrari enthusiasts
    May 22, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Scuderia South Africa announces 2017…

    Scuderia South Africa, the official Ferrari dealer proudly announces their 2017 Internship Program. The exhilarating new project was launched officially on Scuderia South Africa's social media pages last week. "This program promises to be the start… more
    Editor 106
  • Register Today: Kasi Star Brands and Youth Brands Combined Insights conference 2017
    May 22, 2017 Events

    Register Today: Kasi Star Brands and Youth…

    Kasi Star Brands are brands that are used most loyally by South Africa’s township consumers, irrespective of background or living standard. The survey measures brands across hundreds of sub product categories.In 2017 a total of 144 categories were… more
    Editor 131
  • Acquisition of Top Class Automotive by Torre Parts and Components
    May 19, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Acquisition of Top Class Automotive by Torre…

    Torre Parts and Components has acquired 100% of the share capital of Top Class Automotive. Torre Parts and Components manufactures and distributes branded parts and components. Established in 1948, the company owns or represents a basket of… more
    Editor 157
  • Hijacking Safety Tips
    May 19, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Hijacking Safety Tips

    The article in Wheels24 on the 17 of May 2017 - 1 car hijacked every 32 minutes (http://www.wheels24.co.za/News/Guides_and_Lists/1-car-hijacked-every-32-minutes-in-sa-20170517) published by Janine van der Post reached over a 100 000 readers through… more
    Editor 102
  • This weeks special is all about keeping it clean.
    May 19, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Cymot Specials

    This weeks special is all about keeping it clean. more
    Editor 99
  • Automechanika Johannesburg 2017 Innovation Awards Competition
    May 19, 2017 Events

    Automechanika Johannesburg 2017 Innovation…

    Innovation Driving Business in a competitive market Invitation to Innovators to enter this Prestigious Competition Entries are open for Automechanika Johannesburg’s 2017 Innovation Awards. Winning products will receive winning treatment at the… more
    Editor 136
  • Tenneco ‘4T’ Program Surpasses 360,000 Trainees
    May 19, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Tenneco ‘4T’ Program Surpasses 360,000…

    Brussels – Tenneco’s “4T” (Tenneco Train the Trainers) program turned out its 360,000th trainee in what was only the tenth year of the program. In all, the company’s 4T Master Trainer Team from EMEA added another 11,363 trainees in 2016. Since its… more
    Editor 107
  • Welcome to Our TV Revolution
    May 19, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Welcome to Our TV Revolution

    By Hans Geldenhuys, Managing Sales Director, Intelsat Africa is projected to be one of the world’s fastest growing television markets over the next decade. To cement that position, cable distributors are banking on population surges in some of the… more
    Editor 77
  • Goodyear South Africa and Malas score a goal for team building
    May 19, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear South Africa and Malas score a goal…

    Port Elizabeth - The Goodyear vs. Malas Soccer Challenge took place on Saturday, May 13 at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 2nd Avenue Campus in Port Elizabeth. Malas is a tyre dealer based in Pretoria. This being the fourth game between… more
    Editor 107
  • The first FIA/JCDecaux worldwide outdoor communication campaign dedicated to road safety comes to South Africa
    May 19, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    The first FIA/JCDecaux worldwide outdoor…

    The first FIA/JCDecaux worldwide outdoor communication campaign dedicated to road safety comes to South Africa This week South Africa will become part of the first FIA/JCDecaux worldwide outdoor communication campaign dedicated to road safety.… more
    Editor 110
  • Accelerated growth in composites expected
    May 19, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Accelerated growth in composites expected

    The development and application of composites in manufacturing in South Africa is accelerating up a steep growth curve, according to the country's national composites collective, The Mandela Bay Composites Cluster. Created with support from South… more
    Editor 95
  • General Motors and Isuzu Motors Announce Future Plans for Operations in South Africa
    May 19, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    General Motors and Isuzu Motors Announce…

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa: General Motors and Isuzu Motors today announced their respective future plans for the Isuzu, Chevrolet and Opel brands in South Africa, subject to local regulatory requirements. With this announcement, Isuzu Motors… more
    Editor 137
  • Volvo Cars to start assembly operations in India in 2017
    May 19, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Cars to start assembly operations in…

    Volvo Cars has announced that it will start vehicle assembly operations in India in 2017. This positions the company for further growth in the fast-expanding premium car segment in India. The assembly operations will be located near Bangalore in… more
    Editor 95
  • Opinion piece: What's behind the steel levies?
    May 18, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Opinion piece: What's behind the steel…

    Is this a case of steel capture? According to Minister Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry, South Africa has 'no choice' but to impose emergency safeguard tariffs on certain flat hot-rolled steel products – this follows the 10 percent customs… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 118
  • What is wanted?
    May 18, 2017 On the Cees

    What is wanted?

    The British were ultimately the most straightforward about it. Some 51% voted yes for Brexit last year. By 8 June coming, one line of thinking is that Theresa May will find her Conservative majority in parliament substantially increased. By one… more
    Cees Bruggemans 97
  • FUCHS Foundation Trust Sponsors Mathematics Skills Programme in Tembisa
    May 18, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    FUCHS Foundation Trust Sponsors Mathematics…

    Following its successful launch in 2016, The FUCHS Foundation Trust will again sponsor the grade 9 Mathematics Foundational Skills Programme in Tembisa. The project’s goal is to increase the pool of candidates available for STEM-related (science,… more
    Editor 96
  • How to safely jump-start your vehicle
    May 18, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    How to safely jump-start your vehicle

    Although jump-starting is the go-to solution for a flat battery, most drivers don’t know it can be dangerous if done incorrectly. Before hauling out the cables, consult Battery Centre’s step-by-step guide on how to jump-start your car the right way:… more
    Editor 108
  • The favourite brands in South African townships revealed
    May 17, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    The favourite brands in South African…

    Grab The Latest Kasi Newsletter Here The top brands in South Africa’s townships were revealed in a Daily Sun supplement on 16 May 2017. Market research company, Ask Afrika, conducted a comprehensive nationwide survey with a sample that is… more
    Editor 226
  • Red carpet for Renault TRAFIC SpaceClass at the Cannes Film Festival
    May 17, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Red carpet for Renault TRAFIC SpaceClass at…

    Renault adds TRAFIC SpaceClass, a high-end shuttle for professional and private customers with room for up to nine people. Renault TRAFIC SpaceClass debuts as transportation for customers, VIPs at Cannes Film Festival. Cannes, France – The 70th… more
    Editor 105
  • Handy repair kit for Porsche models: MEYLE offers Porsche control arm kit complete with mounting parts
    May 17, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Handy repair kit for Porsche models: MEYLE…

    Full-service kit includes all mounting parts required for professional control arm replacement Significant repair time savings on exclusive brands MEYLE is currently the only aftermarket supplier to offer these full-service kits for the Porsche… more
    Editor 135
  • Economic Insights: Favourable winds, steady drift
    May 17, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Favourable winds, steady…

    There is so much we have had to get used to this past decade. One of them the separation between financial conditions and the performance of the economy. For decades we were known as a windfall economy, strongly correlating commodity price booms and… more
    Cees Bruggemans 125
  • Oil, Rand see-saw continues
    May 17, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Oil, Rand see-saw continues

    Ongoing volatility in international oil prices has been matched by swings in the Rand / US dollar exchange rate, making fuel price predictions as tricky as ever. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited… more
    Automobile Association 119
  • AutoTrader SA Axe Online Car Scams
    May 16, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    AutoTrader SA Axe Online Car Scams

    South Africans can now enjoy a new, safer way to buy and sell cars online AutoTrader Marketplace is a fresh extension to the AutoTrader SA website. The new platform is up-rooting the scams, dishonest trading and sometimes straight robbery… more
    Editor 126
  • Monroe releases its latest catalogue in digital and print format
    May 16, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Monroe releases its latest catalogue in…

    Local South African shock-absorber manufacturer Monroe has released its 2017/2018-product catalogue in digital and print format, as well as via the Monroe SA Catalogue - a free mobile application for Android platforms. The move to the digital format… more
    Editor 169
  • Valeo Service on the road to expansion in Africa and overseas
    May 16, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Valeo Service on the road to expansion in…

    Capitalising on its experience and enriched by its differences, Valeo Service opens more local offices to conquer new territories and to provide a better user centric service for all customers. This fast expansion is perfectly in line with the Valeo… more
    Editor 134
  • UN Global Road Safety Week: #SlowDown
    May 15, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    UN Global Road Safety Week: #SlowDown

    The fourth United Nations Global Safety Week is drawing to a close. This year, the focus is on the role excessive or inappropriate speed plays in the number of road fatalities under the slogan of ‘Save lives #SlowDown. MasterDrive is playing their… more
    Editor 102
  • Sichuan automotive industry looks forward to a strong year following a successful 2016
    May 15, 2017 Events

    Sichuan automotive industry looks forward to…

    CAPAS 2017 caters to the industry needs; six brand new zones bring highly-efficient sourcing experience The fourth edition of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) will open its door from 25 – 27… more
    Editor 150
  • Mercedes-Benz Cars Dealer of the Year Awards 2017
    May 15, 2017 Events

    Mercedes-Benz Cars Dealer of the Year Awards…

    Mercedes-Benz Cars ups the ante with their Dealer of the Year Awards (DOTY) 2017. The coveted annual awards were handed over yesterday evening at a glitzy ceremony in magical Berlin - "the city of tomorrow" - against the backdrop of a superb… more
    Editor 166
  • get\Worth disrupts the traditional used car market
    May 12, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    get\Worth disrupts the traditional used car…

    A new entrant in the used car market is disrupting the way business is done with its innovative approach. Get\Worth is changing perceptions by providing car sellers with tools to ensure their vehicles are traded at true value. Technology is… more
    Editor 124
  • Make sure the franchise you choose is a FASA accredited member
    May 12, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Make sure the franchise you choose is a FASA…

    At the recent World Franchise Council meeting in London, of which the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) is a member, the focus was on sustaining the growth of franchising worldwide in continuing turbulent times through ethical franchise… more
    Editor 123
  • Suit and tie or jeans and a T-shirt – the procedural fairness of an informal disciplinary hearing
    May 12, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Suit and tie or jeans and a T-shirt – the…

    In the recent judgment of Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa v Moreki and Others (J190/15, JR2361/16) [2017] ZALCJHB 114 (28 March 2017), the Labour Court had to determine whether a disciplinary hearing not conducted in the usual formal manner… more
    Editor 114
  • Toyota celebrates cars that dreams are made of
    May 12, 2017 Events

    Toyota celebrates cars that dreams are made…

    Toyota South Africa encouraged children to dream big upon announcing the national winners of its annual Dream Car Art Contest at an award ceremony held at FCB in Sandton on 5 May. The contest, which is one of the largest globally, invites children… more
    Editor 159
  • SKF Product Information - Mitsubishi Triton
    May 12, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Product Information - Mitsubishi Triton

    SKF is offering a consistent range for the Mitsubishi Triton on our roads since 2005. Download Production Information Sheet for more information. more
    Editor 194
  • Goodyear Tyres for 'The Most Spectacular Truck Competition on the Planet'
    May 12, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear Tyres for 'The Most Spectacular…

    FIA European Truck Racing Championship on Goodyear tyres again Port Elizabeth, May 2017 - Announced as 'the most spectacular truck competition on the planet', the 2017 FIA European Truck Racing Championship will again see Goodyear supply its… more
    Editor 130
  • 1st ever Copperbelt Mining Auto Show
    May 11, 2017 Events

    1st ever Copperbelt Mining Auto Show

    Venue : Makuba Mall Kitwe Date : 9,10&11th June 2017 Entrance: 💯 % FREE. Time 08hrs till 16:30 hrs Vip: Officating / the Hon Copperbelt Minster with a possibility of his Excellency the President of Zambia 🇿🇲 Mr .Edgar Lungu. Exhibitors-58 attending… more
    Editor 284
  • New law on bakkie transport for school children a step in the right direction
    May 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    New law on bakkie transport for school…

    Regulation 250 comes into effect on Thursday, 11 May On Thursday (SUBS: 11 May), a major regulation governing the transportation of school children comes into force in South Africa. In terms of Regulation 250 of the National Road Traffic Act (NRTA),… more
    Automobile Association 128
  • The Gigaba factor
    May 09, 2017 On the Cees

    The Gigaba factor

    Iast week I came across something striking, at least to me. Finance minister Gigaba was being interviewed at the world economic forum in Durban, and he was asked a serious question. Either the question was poorly formulated (it wasn't) or Gigaba… more
    Editor 151
  • How many more must die or be injured?
    May 09, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    How many more must die or be injured?

    Poor condition of vehicles contributes to death toll on roads The recent road accidents that left 20 children dead in Bronkhorstspruit and 16 children injured in Durban should be a major wake-up call, says Vishal Premlall, Director of the Motor… more
    Editor 125
  • Two SA Schools in ‘F1 in Schools’ World Finals in Malaysia
    May 09, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Two SA Schools in ‘F1 in Schools’ World…

    Fourways High in Sandton and Jabulani Technical High will represent South Africa at the ‘F1 in Schools’ World Championships in Malaysia in September this year where a number of countries will compete. Both teams made it to the finals this weekend at… more
    Editor 135
  • Steel Industry: Safeguard Duties Looming?
    May 09, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Steel Industry: Safeguard Duties Looming?

    In a surprise move Government notified the World Trade Organization that it intends to introduce a 12 percent safeguard duty on top of the existing 10 percent customs duty – totalling a 22 percent tax on imported hot rolled steel. This decision by… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 130
  • Total Lubrifiants announces a distribution partnership with Nexus
    May 08, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Total Lubrifiants announces a distribution…

    Total Lubrifiants, a leading player in the global lubricants market and NEXUS Automotive International (N!), a leading international group of automotive and heavy-duty parts distributors, have announced a three-year strategic global partnership that… more
    Editor 155
  • New Victoria Falls Store is Tiger Wheel & Tyre's Fifth in Zimbabwe
    May 08, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    New Victoria Falls Store is Tiger Wheel &…

    A new Tiger Wheel & Tyre store has opened at 414 Clarke Road, Victoria Falls, bringing the beloved brand's store count to five in Zimbabwe. The store is owned by Atish Naran & Rishi Magecha and managed by Shepherd Nyathi, who is ably assisted by a… more
    Editor 124
  • Gordhan urges business leaders to take ownership of SA’s future
    May 08, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Gordhan urges business leaders to take…

    JOHANNESBURG - Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan urged business leaders in the retail motor industry to take collective ownership of the country’s economic future by educating their staff on the scourge of state capture, promoting integrity,… more
    Editor 2045
  • Automechanika Shanghai’s scale, exhibitor and visitor figures continue to expand
    May 08, 2017 Events

    Automechanika Shanghai’s scale, exhibitor…

    Organisers set sights on growing future of industry Keeping the finger on the pulse of the automotive market, more e-mobility, connectivity, electronics & systems solutions displayed Big plans are underway for the next Automechanika Shanghai,… more
    Editor 162
  • Survey results reveal driver attitude remains poor in SA
    May 08, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Survey results reveal driver attitude…

    Close on 90 percent of South African motorists believe compliance with the laws of the road has worsened over the past two years. And, according to a recent survey by the Automobile Association (AA), nearly 75 percent of people also believe the… more
    Automobile Association 125
  • Disruptive new digital entertainment model breaks traditional broadcast and Pay-TV mould
    May 08, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Disruptive new digital entertainment model…

    DEOD brings new freedom of choice to viewers Digital Entertainment on Demand (DEOD) is going live in South Africa, offering a selection of rental and subscription video entertainment on-demand services, including news and sports Internet TV… more
    Editor 124
  • Budding mechanics challenged to restore a Vintage Stationary Engine back to life
    May 08, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Budding mechanics challenged to restore a…

    Entries for the Engen Engine Restoration Challenge 2017 are now open. Engen, a leading supplier of fuels and lubricants to the agricultural sector, has once again partnered with the South African Federation of Vintage Tractor and Engine Clubs… more
    Editor 132
  • Automechanika Frankfurt: Car Wash is moving into Hall 12
    May 08, 2017 Events

    Automechanika Frankfurt: Car Wash is moving…

    Car wash area expands with addition of vehicle care and reconditioning Automechanika Frankfurt’s 25th anniversary also marks a new milestone for the Car Wash area. Until now, car wash manufacturers and car wash products had been housed in… more
    Editor 154
  • Toyota leads despite tough conditions
    May 04, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota leads despite tough conditions

    Toyota South Africa has retained its position as market leader with 7 528 unit sales recorded during the holiday month of April. This gives Toyota a margin of 1 767 units ahead of its closest contender, and has resulted in a market share of 21,5%… more
    Editor 160
  • Brasil Auto Parts > Automechanika Dubai 2017
    May 04, 2017 Events

    Brasil Auto Parts at Automechanika Dubai 2017

    Meet the participating companies: more
    Editor 198
  • Ford is investigating the use of bamboo in vehicle interiors
    May 04, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Ford is investigating the use of bamboo in…

    What's Super Strong, Fast Growing, and Potentially Part of Your Next Car? Bamboo! You’ve probably sat on it, built with it, and maybe even eaten it, but did you know that your car could be next to benefit from bamboo – one of the world’s strongest… more
    Editor 141
  • Economic Insights: The Zuma effect runs deep
    May 04, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: The Zuma effect runs deep

    From early April I understand short-term commercial bank deposits to have shot up, indicative of a pullback by average SA businesses in their economic activity. Yesterday there were more impressions about activity levels in April in the SA economy.… more
    Cees Bruggemans 143
  • Mercedes-Benz Financial Services celebrates 20 golden years
    May 04, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz Financial Services celebrates…

    Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (MBFS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of automotive giant, Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) celebrates 20 successful years this year. MBFS first opened its doors on 01 April 1997. The company started out small with no… more
    Editor 151
  • Advanced technology both on and off the track
    May 04, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Advanced technology both on and off the track

    The flagship PETRONAS Syntium lubricants range that is available exclusively at all Engen forecourts, uses the same technology that powers the Formula One world champion team. When motorists choose the PETRONAS Syntium range, they will experience… more
    Editor 134
  • May 04, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    "tankpool24" team to rely on MEYLE in the…

    Resuming technology partnership for the upcoming FIA European Truck Racing Championship MEYLE to equip race trucks with high-performance parts Hamburg, May 2017. Restating its commitment to truck racing, MEYLE AG will again be partnering with the… more
    Editor 141
  • This is what will cause the demise of centralised bargaining
    May 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    This is what will cause the demise of…

    On Workers’ Day, 1 May 2017, the trade union NUMSA orchestrated protest action against what they call the 'all-out assault' by the National Employers' Association of South Africa (NEASA) against centralised bargaining in South Africa. As a result of… more
    Editor 125
  • Pro-Active Partnership with MasterDrive
    May 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Pro-Active Partnership with MasterDrive

    Pro-Active South Africa has partnered up with MasterDrive and in conjunction with MasterDrive offer Corporate Advance Driver Training. South African businesses stand to benefit in many ways by undertaking employee training. Yet, with the many… more
    Editor 118
  • Gumtree launches new vintage car category
    May 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Gumtree launches new vintage car category

    Buying and selling vintage cars is a booming business in South Africa. In response to increased demand, online classifieds site Gumtree SA has introduced a special vintage car category which already boasts over 350 listings of classic and vintage… more
    Editor 191
  • Steel industry: Another court victory against rogue centralised bargaining wages
    May 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Steel industry: Another court victory…

    Following a review application lodged by the National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA) [supported by the Plastic Convertors’ Association of South Africa (PCASA)], the Labour Court, on 26 April 2017, set aside the extension of the… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 123
  • SKF Product Information - SKF Drive Shafts!
    May 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Product Information - SKF Drive Shafts!

    SKF offers complete drive shaft for the vehicle aftermarket. More more
    Editor 256
  •  Economic Insights: Changing configurations
    May 03, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Changing configurations

    We (at least some off us) tend to have fixed inclinations as to the structure of things, both globally and locally. In other words, capitalist/market economy with public oversight, through free trade working towards resource maximization and growth,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 136
  • Tyrexpo India 2017 - Pre register your visit!
    May 03, 2017 Events

    Tyrexpo India 2017 - Pre register your visit!

    INDIAN SUB-CONTINENT'S PREMIER TRADE EXHIBITION FOR THE TYRES, AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR & MAINTENANCE AND TYRE ACCESSORIES Tyrexpo India 2017, taking place on 11 - 13 July 2017 at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, is the only tyre trade event in Indian Sub-… more
    Editor 251
  • ABSA commentary on April 2017 vehicle sales
    May 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    ABSA commentary on April 2017 vehicle sales

    22,452 - The number of passenger vehicles sold in april 2017, down by 3,560 units or 13.7% on 26,012 vehicles sold in april 2016. Clcik here for more more
    Editor 261
  • Standard Bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - April 2017
    May 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Standard Bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle…

    Nicholas Nkosi – Head of Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance, Retail & Business Banking April commentary “New passenger vehicle sales continue to show strain with a slightly worse than anticipated 13.4% drop year on year driven by a combination… more
    Editor 125
  • Naamsa Comment on the April 2017 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    May 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa Comment on the April 2017 industry…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of April, 2017 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association said that new vehicle sales in all segments, with the… more
    NAAMSA 134
  • Economic Insights: What not to worry about
    May 02, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: What not to worry about

    Whereas SA wasted 14 months of hard work in one cabinet reshuffle a few weeks ago, with the apparent intention of making state interests subservient to the president's, and were punished with an immediate credit downgrading to junk, many… more
    Cees Bruggemans 162
  • Extending trade credit facilities in volatile and risky market conditions is not for the fainthearted
    May 02, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Extending trade credit facilities in…

    With South Africa’s economic position in a precarious state, particularly since the downgrade to junk status, many businesses may find themselves in a pickle over credit management. Chief executive of Debtsource, Frank Knight, says that with the… more
    Editor 178
  • Volvo Cars' first quarter 2017 operating profit rises 11 per cent to SEK3.5 billion
    Apr 28, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Cars' first quarter 2017 operating…

    Volvo Cars reported an operating profit of SEK3.5 billion (~R5.29 bn) for the first three months of the year, up 11 per cent from SEK3.1 billion (~R4.68 bn) during the same period last year. The increase was mainly driven by strong demand for the… more
    Editor 132
  • Inaugural Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City is resounding success
    Apr 28, 2017 Events

    Inaugural Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City is…

    Vietnam is next big hotspot for automotive industry and aftermarket in ASEAN region Exhibitors and visitors pleased with new show, location and automotive market The first edition and Vietnam’s leading regional trade fair for the automotive service… more
    Editor 196
  • Driving tips for season change
    Apr 28, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Driving tips for season change

    Winter is on the way The seasons are starting to change already which has an effect on our driving habits. As the sun is starting to rise later and set earlier, many drivers are starting to find themselves driving into the glare. While squinting as… more
    Masterdrive 144
  • Innovation, education key to SA transition to Industrie 4.0
    Apr 28, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Innovation, education key to SA transition…

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution or ‘Industrie 4.0’ is forever changing the world of manufacturing and automation. To keep pace with global trends, South Africa must invest in education and innovation, experts say. Speaking ahead of the Africa… more
    Editor 137
  • Fuel up on oil, Rand rollercoaster
    Apr 28, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel up on oil, Rand rollercoaster

    International oil prices have retreated in virtual lockstep with a strengthening Rand, complicating attempts to forecast a month-end fuel price. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited fuel price data… more
    Automobile Association 148
  • Economic Insights: The confidence lever
    Apr 28, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: The confidence lever

    We have had some recent examples of remarkable confidence boosting events, in each case concerning future promises by some newly elected politician. There was the 18 month campaign slugfest by Donald Trump, that didn't really connect until dragged… more
    Cees Bruggemans 161
  • Completed the Ultimate Road Trip: from Dakar to Moscow in record time
    Apr 26, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Completed the Ultimate Road Trip: from Dakar…

    Rainer Zietlow drove his Volkswagen Amarok V6 TDI, fitted with Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure tyres, from Dakar to Moscow in 3 days, 4 hours and 54 minutes. With this achievement Rainer Zietlow and his team have set a world record for the… more
    Editor 171
  • Will bots ever take over the world of customer service?
    Apr 26, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Will bots ever take over the world of…

    Driverless cars, 3D printers and smart homes have arrived, and nobody is surprised any longer about pronouncements that artificial intelligence has come close to matching human capabilities, even surpassing it in some ways. Still, there are certain… more
    Editor 161
  • Staff outsourcing is the solution to agreed R20/hour minimum wage
    Apr 26, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Staff outsourcing is the solution to agreed…

    Strike action is so destructive to a business’ operations, it comes as no surprise that organisations are willing to go to extremes to avoid such devastation. It was recently announced that government, labour and business agreed to a package of… more
    Editor 155
  • AutoTrader says #ByeByePrint #HelloDigital in industry defining move
    Apr 24, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    AutoTrader says #ByeByePrint #HelloDigital…

    Printed publishing makes way for digital, as AutoTrader.co.za turns the last page on their magazine. For 25 years waiting rooms and living rooms have been anchored by the thick wedge that was AutoTrader’s flagship – a magazine with pages densely… more
    Editor 162
  • Continental is Turning its eHorizon into a Weather Service
    Apr 24, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Continental is Turning its eHorizon into a…

    eHorizon.Weather supplies real-time weather information in partnership with Météo-France Enhanced safety due to early warning of rain, storms or icy roads Weather-dependent route planning increases convenience and efficiency Vehicle swarm uses and… more
    Editor 165
  •  Economic Insights: Finance ministers on barricades
    Apr 24, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Finance ministers on…

    There remain many who keep mourning the departure of Gordhan, and who have the deepest misgivings about Gigaba. What is it that creates anxiety? Gordhan surrounded himself with good people who believed in conventional fiscal policy, trying to limit… more
    Cees Bruggemans 249
  • Isuzu Celebrates 80 Year Anniversary with Customers
    Apr 24, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Isuzu Celebrates 80 Year Anniversary with…

    April 22nd was Isuzu's national dealer day at Isuzu dealers across the country More than a century of automotive history 40 years of Light Commercial Vehicle production in South Africa Port Elizabeth - It's a year of celebration for Isuzu Motors… more
    Editor 162
  • Is a road safety enough of a priority in SA?
    Apr 24, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Is a road safety enough of a priority in SA?

    Statistics on the Easter road fatalities, released by Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi in Pretoria this morning, are cause for great concern, and may, when the final numbers are in, be the highest Easter death toll to date. The Automobile… more
    Automobile Association 165
  • Car maintenance essentials
    Apr 21, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Car maintenance essentials

    Of all the car crashes on South African roads a very limited number can truly be considered ‘accidents.’ In other words, those that are not attributed to human error or mechanical faults. Meanwhile the number of crashes that occur due to mechanical… more
    Masterdrive 169
  •  Hyundai Santa Fe conquers Antarctic, driven by great grandson of Sir Ernest Shackleton
    Apr 21, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Hyundai Santa Fe conquers Antarctic, driven…

    30-day expedition achieves first crossing of the coldest and driest continent on earth by passenger car. Standard 2.2-litre diesel Hyundai Santa Fe with limited modifications traverses continent from Union Camp to McMurdo and back again. Expedition… more
    Editor 208
  • Emerging risk bonanza
    Apr 21, 2017 On the Cees

    Emerging risk bonanza

    It was not quite the expected scenario that has been unfolding with great steadiness, in recent months/years. Instead of being tripped up by an impending Fed policy normalisation (stretching over some years, likely accompanied by market… more
    Editor 176
  • Engen puts a little F1 in your tank
    Apr 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Engen puts a little F1 in your tank

    With the introduction of Engen’s new advanced energy formula, Engen Primax Unleaded has answered motorists’ calls for petrol that provides superior performance and fuel economy compared to the company’s previous formulations. The engineering and… more
    Editor 189
  • Mastercard Unveils Next Generation Biometric Card
    Apr 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Mastercard Unveils Next Generation Biometric…

    South African Trials Demonstrate Convenience and Security JOHANNESBURG AND PURCHASE, N.Y. – April 20, 2017 – Mastercard today unveiled the next generation biometric card, combining chip technology with fingerprints to conveniently and safely verify… more
    Editor 164
  • TransUnion’s Vehicle Price Index: Impact of SA’s Junk Status Not Yet Visible
    Apr 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    TransUnion’s Vehicle Price Index: Impact of…

    The South African motoring industry’s first quarter of 2017 was characterised by a slight strengthening in the performance of the Rand. Yet the positive benefits of a sturdier currency were short-lived, according to the TransUnion SA Vehicle Pricing… more
    Editor 149
  • Focus on Customer Care - Exclusive Ascari Circuit hosts Tenneco guests
    Apr 20, 2017 Events

    Focus on Customer Care - Exclusive Ascari…

    Approximately 100 product managers from Tenneco aftermarket customers in 33 countries in the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region recently joined Tenneco at the Ascari circuit in Marbella, Spain for a privileged preview of the product line-up… more
    Editor 220
  • Countdown begins to the best weekend ever: Last chance to catch all the action of Rand Show 2017
    Apr 20, 2017 Events

    Countdown begins to the best weekend ever:…

    You've got just days left to experience all the fun that the Rand Show has to offer, as SA's biggest consumer expo gears up for a bumper closing weekend full of top-class entertainment. Whoever you are, whatever you love to do, the Rand Show has… more
    Editor 224
  • Debut edition of Automotive Engineering Show in Delhi captures the growing interest of automation adoption among auto players
    Apr 20, 2017 Events

    Debut edition of Automotive Engineering Show…

    Workshops, live sessions and product demonstrations appreciated for bringing decision makers together Targeted and regional visitor approach garners interest for next edition in Chennai The automotive industry is at the core of India’s manufacturing… more
    Editor 258
  • FIRE IT UP! is appointed as official importer and distributor in SA for Rapid Bike a division of Dimsport Italy
    Apr 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    FIRE IT UP! is appointed as official…

    Recognised as the most advanced and revolutionary tuning product in the World. FIRE IT UP! are proud to announce that they are the official importers and distributors of the revolutionary new plug and play motorcycle technology known around the… more
    Editor 180
  • Appointment of Hon. Minister Joe Maswanganyi in the portfolio of transport
    Apr 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Appointment of Hon. Minister Joe Maswanganyi…

    The RMI (Retail Motor Industry Organisation) notes the appointment of a new Minister of Transport, Mr Joe Maswanganyi. While each new Minister inevitably brings a loss of momentum to various initiatives, we would like to assure the Minister of our… more
    Editor 203
  • ACMA Automechanika New Delhi continues to break records
    Apr 20, 2017 Events

    ACMA Automechanika New Delhi continues to…

    Successful leads and business closures indicate decision makers walking the show floor at ACMA Automechanika New Delhi 552 exhibitors from 17 countries 15,150 visitors during four days Over 15 new product launches India’s leading aftermarket… more
    Editor 267
  • Downgrades hammer fuel price
    Apr 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Downgrades hammer fuel price

    Fuel price rises will be the first major expense to hit South Africans in the wake of depreciation of the Rand against the US dollar, which has affected buying prices for international petroleum. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA),… more
    Automobile Association 164
  • Economic Insights: Misreading risk
    Apr 20, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Misreading risk

    Throughout last year, and into this year, finance minister Gordhan led a merry growth campaign that SA can get it right, if only we try. There was a tail risk of his sudden departure, that everyone kept talking about, but that few discounted as… more
    Cees Bruggemans 207
  • Renault Mégane Sedan named Turkey’s Car of the Year
    Apr 18, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Renault Mégane Sedan named Turkey’s Car of…

    Renault Mégane Sedan has been named Car of the Year in Turkey, its main market, in the Association of Automotive Journalists-organized competition’s second year. In the first round, seven models were selected from a shortlist of 25 nominated by 78… more
    Editor 152
  • Faan van der Westhuizen (centre), of Hino Limpopo, seen with the 2016 Hino Knight of the Year award presented to him in Cape Town recently. Others in the photograph (from left) are: Yasushi Muroya, Senior Executive Co-Ordinator, Hino; Andrew Kirby, President and CEO, Toyota SA Motors; Calvyn Hamman, Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing, Toyota SA Motors; and Ernie Trautmann, Vice President, Hino SA.
    Apr 18, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Hino Knights show once again they are…

    Hino Knights are an elite group within the dealer salesforce who are not only excellent salespeople, but are also those who make a meaningful contribution to the community as well as to the dealer for whom they work. The Knights' programme for Hino… more
    Editor 178
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Celebrates its First Online and Book A Bay Customer
    Apr 18, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Celebrates its First…

    On 6 April 2017, Tiger Wheel & Tyre's new ecommerce website with its innovative Book A Bay appointment service went live, with little advertising or fanfare to announce the development. Nevertheless, within hours Annelize Fourie, a treasury… more
    Editor 408
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Launches
    Apr 18, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Launches "Book A Bay"…

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre has notched up another industry first with its Book A Bay service on its new ecommerce website. The feature allows shoppers to schedule a date and time to have the tyres or wheels they purchase online fitted to their vehicle.… more
    Editor 172
  • Annelise de Jager, founder and patron of the project
    Apr 13, 2017 Events

    Protecting the Vulnerable

    National Tekkie Tax Day is around the corner. This is the one day of the year that you can swop your high heels, work shoes and school shoes for your favourite comfy pair of tekkies. The best part is that it’s all in support of a good cause:… more
    Editor 334
  • Everyday carry on
    Apr 13, 2017 On the Cees

    Everyday carry on Cees Bruggemans

    There is the daily shock of yet another political Zuma event, some with major fallout, such as the cabinet reshuffle, the junk rating, the confidence loss and what possibly could follow. Or a depressing data release, like manufacturing output… more
    Editor 193
  • Prepare for an awesome display of military power from the SANDF at the Rand Show
    Apr 13, 2017 Events

    Prepare for an awesome display of military…

    This year, the SANDF is going big, spanning in a veritable squadron of awe-inspiring jets and helicopters for its much-anticipated arena capability displays at the Rand Show. Anyone who loves the roar of fighter jets and the whipping blades of… more
    Editor 311
  • State capture vs radical economic transformation
    Apr 12, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    State capture vs radical economic…

    So this is what it's all about. It’s all about who owes what and how much of it as well as the colour of the owner – and a deep rooted grievance which still has to be settled. 1994 gave us temporary reprieve – but the Rainbow experiment has come to… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 216
  • INFINITI QX80 Monograph: a design study exploring ‘upscale luxury’ with commanding presence
    Apr 12, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    INFINITI QX80 Monograph: a design study…

    QX80 Monograph is the ultimate expression of futuristic luxury SUV design New design study signals INFINITI's intention to evolve its presence in the large SUV segment "Monograph" – a detailed study into a single area of expertise INFINITI has… more
    Editor 177
  • A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma
    Apr 12, 2017 The Phoenix

    A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an…

    During March I attended an automotive workshop, convened by the Competition Commission of South Africa, looking for solutions and remedies in addressing the vexing issue of improving access to the automotive aftermarket’s products and services. This… more
    The Phoenix 181
  • Safety is in your hands this Easter long weekend
    Apr 12, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Safety is in your hands this Easter long…

    The Easter weekend carnage on South African roads has for many years been steadily increasing. However, last year saw a reduction of 46% in the number of road fatalities over the same period in 2015. The Automobile Association (AA) expresses the… more
    Automobile Association 179
  • Coming up for air
    Apr 12, 2017 On the Cees

    Coming up for air

    Looking back over the past quarter, the real SA data flow has a somewhat unreal character. Particularly considering the dire warnings about our future, given the idiosyncratic political behaviour of late. Some sectors are still down, but others show… more
    Cees Bruggemans 180
  • Update: Motoplat alternator/starter and parts testers 2017
    Apr 12, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Update: Motoplat alternator/starter and…

    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. Brochure more
    Editor 172
  • MEYLE adds new MEYLE ORIGINAL exhaust temperature sensor
    Apr 12, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE adds new MEYLE ORIGINAL exhaust…

    48 high-temperature sensors to cater for over 42 million VAG, Opel and Mercedes Benz applications registered in Europe High-Precision readings ensure reduced pollutant emission and improved fuel efficiency Complementing its comprehensive product… more
    Editor 167
  • Focusing on career paths in the tyre industry – Spare yourself from being wasteful
    Apr 12, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Focusing on career paths in the tyre…

    The South African job market is ever becoming more competitive with the emergence of new industries requiring us to keep moving on, be proactive, and not be the inactive spare wheel that sits in the boot — waiting for a situation to happen. With… more
    Editor 207
  • Volkswagen volunteers upgrade Walmer Primary School
    Apr 12, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen volunteers upgrade Walmer Primary…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) upgrades Walmer Primary School Employees give off their time to support "Show of Hands" volunteer programme Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) employees and their families gave off their free time this past… more
    Editor 193
  • MANN+HUMMEL Recognized by General Motors as a 2016 Supplier of the Year
    Apr 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    MANN+HUMMEL Recognized by General Motors as…

    Ludwigsburg/Orlando, April 2017 – MANN+HUMMEL was named a Supplier of the Year by General Motors during their 25th annual ‘Supplier of the Year’ awards ceremony held Thursday, March 30th in Orlando, Florida. This award specifically recognized… more
    Editor 197
  • Road survival kit: 5 essentials to keep in your car
    Apr 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Road survival kit: 5 essentials to keep in…

    Your car might be home to a coffee mug, a jacket and a pair of shoes – but does it have everything you need in case of an emergency? The promise of roadside assistance can lull us into a false sense of security, forgetting the need to prep for a… more
    Editor 167
  • Autumn harvest
    Apr 11, 2017 On the Cees

    Autumn harvest

    Our Autumn is barely three weeks old, and we already have had to endure raging storms buffeting our financial markets & economy. It isn't easy so far to assess the storm damage, short- or long term. But this doesn't keep some people from banding… more
    Cees Bruggemans 173
  • Tectra Automation fabricates customised stud press for Auto Industrial
    Apr 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Tectra Automation fabricates customised stud…

    Tectra Automation, part of the Hytec Group, successfully designed and fabricated a tailor-made stud press for use in manufacturing components for Ford’s Ford Ranger and Ford Everest vehicle ranges. Commissioned for the project by Auto Industrial,… more
    Editor 192
  • Opinion Piece: Harsh drunk driving penalties may be ineffective without awareness, responsibility and enforcement
    Apr 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Opinion Piece: Harsh drunk driving penalties…

    By Rhys Evans, Director at ALCO-Safe Recently, the transport minister controversially pointed out that the sentences for drunk driving may be too light, and that drivers who are responsible for causing accidents while under the influence of alcohol… more
    Editor 175
  • Response to ANC Secretary General's criticism of Dr Azar Jammine's comments
    Apr 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Response to ANC Secretary General's…

    Response to ANC Secretary General’s criticism of Dr Azar Jammine’s comments on Nhlanhla Nene’s appointment as Finance Minister in May 2014. In his media briefing following the NWC meeting of the ANC this morning, ANC Secretary General, Gwede… more
    Editor 179
  • The petrol price – all you need to know
    Apr 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    The petrol price – all you need to know

    Taxes make up big part of the price you pay at the pump As of 5 April 2017, South African motorists received a 24 cents a litre decrease in the price of petrol. But this decrease could have been much more significant had fuel taxes not increased at… more
    Automobile Association 177
  • Don’t be intimidated – get to know your car
    Apr 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Don’t be intimidated – get to know your car

    Most of us don’t know much about the inner workings of our cars. But what’s stopping us from asking questions when it comes to servicing and repairs? Nothing, except possibly our pride. “Your best line of defence is to ask the right questions from… more
    Editor 176
  • Automotive industry gains insight to masterplan development at NAACAM Show
    Apr 11, 2017 Events

    Automotive industry gains insight to…

    The inaugural NAACAM Show reflected a significant intent and strategy shift within South Africa's automotive sector. National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa President Dave Coffey said the stated… more
    Editor 260
  • Emotions run high at Competition Commission’s Automotive Aftermarket Workshop
    Apr 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Emotions run high at Competition…

    Speakers at the recent Automotive Aftermarket Workshop, hosted by the Competition Commission, presented their views of the current state of play in the industry, many not without emotion. The event took place on 17 March at The Capital, Menlyn Main,… more
    Editor 224
  • Dunlop launches programme to empower township tyre traders
    Apr 11, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Dunlop launches programme to empower…

    Heeding government’s call for radical economic transformation, Sumitomo Rubber SA (Pty) Ltd has launched the Dunlop Enterprise Development Programme to empower township entrepreneurs through employment creation, skills transfer and training.… more
    Editor 180
  • FTE automotive to exhibit in Dubai
    Apr 11, 2017 Events

    FTE automotive to exhibit in Dubai

    The clutch and brake hydraulics specialist will exhibit at the Automechanika Dubai trade fair for the first time on 7-9 May 2017, hosting its own stand at the event. FTE automotive will present its aftermarket product portfolio in original equipment… more
    Editor 331
  • NAACAM Show tackles localisation and transformation with strong government support
    Apr 10, 2017 Events

    NAACAM Show tackles localisation and…

    “With the NAACAM Show incorporating the Durban Automotive Cluster’s National Localisation Indaba now underway I am very pleased with the investment by eThekwini Municipality to attract and host the national automotive production industry to Durban”… more
    Editor 415
  • SANDF pulls out all the stops for its 2017 appearance at the Rand Show
    Apr 10, 2017 Events

    SANDF pulls out all the stops for its 2017…

    They're back! The Department of Defence and the SA National Defence Force are once again partnering with the Rand Show, promising visitors hours of interactive entertainment with extensive exhibitions and action-filled shows and demonstrations. As… more
    Editor 278
  • A Little Planning Goes a Long Way on a Long Holiday Drive
    Apr 10, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    A Little Planning Goes a Long Way on a Long…

    April madness is in full swing and hand-in-hand with the promise of a fun holiday comes the certainty of a road trip that will test your patience to the limits. Rather than learn exactly where those limits are, Tiger Wheel & Tyre suggests some… more
    Editor 183
  • Nissan Development Day drives emerging equestrian talent
    Apr 10, 2017 Events

    Nissan Development Day drives emerging…

    Nissan will kick off its Easter Festival with a Development Day on April 8, at the Kyalami Equestrian Park, to foster equestrian skills among children from disadvantaged communities. The Development Day is part of Nissan’s THANDI (The Heritage and… more
    Editor 379
  • Stellenbosch Partinform Introduces New Members
    Apr 07, 2017 Partinform

    Stellenbosch Partinform Introduces New…

    Surrounded by the vineyards of the Cape Winelands and the mountainous nature reserves of Jonkershoek and Simonsberg, Stellenbosch, South Africa’s second oldest town, hosted the Partinform trade show, which is an association established almost 30… more
    Editor 253
  • Three rare American icons on display at the Rand Show's
    Apr 07, 2017 Events

    Three rare American icons on display at the…

    One of the rarest Chevrolet Corvettes in South Africa will be on display at the Rand Show from 14-23 April 2017, underpinning the celebratory Route 66 exhibition in Hall 5 that is a tribute to classic car culture. The 1954 Chevrolet C1 is believed… more
    Editor 351
  • Renault-Nissan Alliance joins ITF Corporate Partnership Board
    Apr 07, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Renault-Nissan Alliance joins ITF Corporate…

    Leading automotive group’s expertise on the vehicle of the future to enrich policy debates The Renault-Nissan Alliance has joined the Corporate Partnership Board of the International Transport Forum (ITF) to work with the organization on projects… more
    Editor 359
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Breaks New Ground with Online Shopping Option
    Apr 07, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Breaks New Ground with…

    On 6 April 2017, Tiger Wheel & Tyre went live with a brand new ecommerce website - an industry-first for a large South African retail wheel and tyre chain. All brands, models and sizes, of all the same wheels and tyres that are available at the… more
    Editor 206
  • The crest of a wave
    Apr 06, 2017 On the Cees

    The crest of a wave Cees Bruggemans

    Serendipitously, SA finds itself on the crest of a wave, accompanied by many other vessels of similar vintage. Not quite Jan van Riebeek and his fleet sighting table mountain 365 years ago today, but the surfing analogy applies. The entire emerging… more
    Cees Bruggemans 199
  • Strong Domestic and International Demand Continues for Ford Ranger
    Apr 06, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Strong Domestic and International Demand…

    Ford was the second-best selling brand in March 2017 with 6 433 vehicles sold Ranger remains one of SA's top nameplates: second in LCV segment and overall sales Best Ranger exports of the year: 4 859 vehicles shipped to Europe, Middle East and… more
    Editor 226
  • Volkswagen wins Oliver Top Empowerment Award for Socio-Economic Development
    Apr 06, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen wins Oliver Top Empowerment Award…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) was recently announced as the winner of the Socio-Economic Development Award at the annual Oliver Top Empowerment Awards ceremony. VWSA was the finalists in three categories, Socio-Economic Development, Skills… more
    Editor 231
  • Defender bed a dream drive for one Land Rover fan
    Apr 06, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Defender bed a dream drive for one Land…

    Four-year-old Land Rover fan gets Defender replica bed Handcrafted bed built by Western Cape-based Artisan Joinery Bed features real tyres, lights, wheel arches, door hinges and badging One dedicated Land Rover fan’s dreams have come true, in the… more
    Editor 227
  • Daimler Trucks Research: Shining more light: artificial daylight in the cab has measurable benefits for truck drivers
    Apr 06, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Daimler Trucks Research: Shining more light:…

    Team of researchers at Daimler AG examines the effects of additional light on the mental state and performance of truck drivers in a series of "Daylight+" experiments Road trials and numerous tests were conducted in the Arctic Circle's winter… more
    Editor 220
  • Continental takes top honours at 2017 Corporate Triathlon Challenge
    Apr 05, 2017 Events

    Continental takes top honours at 2017…

    Continental's Keegan Cooke takes second consecutive victory in men's individual race Two Continental-backed athletes in top three for individual ladies race Team event dominated by Continental once again, including top 3 positions and most teams… more
    Editor 359
  • Newly-introduced C-HR reaps in impressive launch sales
    Apr 04, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Newly-introduced C-HR reaps in impressive…

    With 418 units retailed in its first month on showroom floors, the new-kid-on-the-block C-HR is already among the top-sellers within the Toyota stable. This has contributed to Toyota once again breaking the 10,000 unit barrier with an overall total… more
    Editor 211
  • Ford Credit South Africa Goes Further for University Graduates
    Apr 04, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Credit South Africa Goes Further for…

    Ford Credit Graduate Purchase Programme offers university graduates a helping hand Offers university graduates a five percent discount off the purchase price of their new Ford and a preferential interest rate when financing with Ford Credit Rewards… more
    Editor 218
  • Play your way to Russia with KIA Champ into the Arena
    Apr 04, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Play your way to Russia with KIA Champ into…

    South African launch of global amateur 5-a-side soccer tournament One winning team to play in Champ into the Arena World Finals in Russia during FIFA Confederations Cup 17 June – 2 July 2017. (DISCOVERY SOCCER PARK, Johannesburg) April 4, 2017 – In… more
    Editor 260
  • Constructive dismissal and affairs of the heart
    Apr 04, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Constructive dismissal and affairs of the…

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  • Volkswagen shows kindness to Ububele Early Childhood Development Centre in Alexandra
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    Editor 219
  • Nelisiwe Baloyi: Head: Absa Vehicle and Asset Finance
    Apr 04, 2017 Buzz Press Release

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    Editor 209
  • Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - March 2017
    Apr 04, 2017 Buzz Press Release

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    Editor 217
  • Naamsa Comment on the March, 2017 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Apr 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

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    COMMENT ON RECENT POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS: ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS COMMENT ON THE MARCH, 2017 INDUSTRY NEW VEHICLE SALES STATISTICS 1. Comment on recent political developments: Economic implications The extraordinary political events over the past few… more
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  • Make sure your tyres are road trip ready this Easter
    Apr 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Make sure your tyres are road trip ready…

    For those planning to travel long distances by car during the holiday season, tyre safety should be a top priority. According to Arrive Alive, failure to attend to tyre safety is a vital factor in thousands of road accidents every year. Furthermore,… more
    Editor 199
  • Porsche starts web TV show – 9:11 Magazine
    Apr 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Porsche starts web TV show – 9:11 Magazine

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    Editor 225
  • Economic Insights: Playing fast & loose
    Apr 03, 2017 On the Cees

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    Watching Charlie Rose one evening last week, there was Larry Summers saying something profoundly relevant: "improved business confidence is the cheapest form of economic stimulus". You don't have to create exceptional incentives that cost more than… more
    Cees Bruggemans 204
  • Goodyear introduces the new Wrangler® All-Terrain Adventure
    Apr 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

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    Editor 270
  • Ford Wildlife Foundation Provides Mobility and Support for Conservation Projects with New Ford Ranger
    Apr 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

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    Editor 238
  • Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. changes company name to Subaru Corporation
    Apr 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. changes company…

    Tokyo, March 2017 - Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI) is changing its company name to Subaru Corporation with effect from April 1, 2017. To mark the change, renaming ceremonies were held today for employees at the company's Head Office in Ebisu,… more
    Editor 198
  • Toyota turns Hilux into the ultimate TONKA TOY for grown-ups
    Apr 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota turns Hilux into the ultimate TONKA…

    Toyota has reimagined its "unbreakable" Hilux as full-scale Tonka toy, bringing together two world famous brands in a celebration of their shared reputations for lasting toughness The Hilux Tonka Concept has been created by Toyota Australia to help… more
    Editor 200
  • Online car searches: The new dealership window
    Apr 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Online car searches: The new dealership…

    According to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA), new vehicle sales have seen a year-on-year decline for fourteen months until January 2017 when an increase of 3.7% was recorded1. “The rising interest in… more
    Editor 231
  • New Transport appointment: more questions than answers
    Apr 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    New Transport appointment: more questions…

    The recent Cabinet reshuffle has left more questions than answers for motorists, who, among other things, are today left wondering why the former Minister of Transport, Dipou Peters, was replaced, the Automobile Association (AA) said. President… more
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  • Fuel down, but Rand risk looms
    Apr 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

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    Fuel prices for April will be lower than in March, even accounting for the 39 cents a litre rise in fuel taxes which take effect at month-end. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel… more
    Automobile Association 186
  • MEYLE ORIGINAL parts: Quality down to the very last detail!
    Apr 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE ORIGINAL parts: Quality down to the…

    MEYLE adds crankshaft sealing flanges for 2,000 vehicle applications to its range of products Plastic crankshaft sealing flanges are extremely wear resistant MEYLE quality down to the smallest detail ensures sustainable repairs The importance that… more
    Editor 202
  • SKF bearings put Scuderia Ferrari in the driving seat
    Apr 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

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    Editor 222
  • April holiday road safety
    Apr 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

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    Masterdrive 174
  • PSA Group and Total Renew Their Long-Standing Partnership
    Apr 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

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    Total is the partner that will be recommended by all PSA Group makes for automotive lubricants for the next five years. PSA Group and Total renew their long-standing partnership. This partnership covers the Peugeot, Citroën and DS marques and four… more
    Editor 201
  • Three lucky AutObarn customers win a trip of a life time to the Barcelona F1 GP
    Apr 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Three lucky AutObarn customers win a trip of…

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    Editor 197
  • Automotive Masterplan in focus at NAACAM Show
    Apr 03, 2017 Events

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    Editor 378
  • ZUMA: Criticism alone no longer sufficient
    Apr 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

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    The National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA) is deeply concerned about the removal of Minister Pravin Gordhan as Minister of Finance, as well as the removal and/or deployment of other Ministers. “It is clear that the removal of… more
    Editor 209
  • Porsche begins its social training project in South Africa
    Apr 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Porsche begins its social training project…

    Porsche has opened a new Training Center in Cape Town: Over three academic years, a total of 75 men and women from socially disadvantaged backgrounds will be trained as service mechatronics. This training will unlock career opportunities in the… more
    Editor 198
  • Vermont Sales Open Days the best in the history of the event
    Mar 30, 2017 Events

    Vermont Sales Open Days the best in the…

    Since the Vermont Sales Open Trade Days were created back in 2000 they growth from strength to strength and have always been hugely successful, but the March 24th and 25th this year will go down as the best they have ever had to date. “We really put… more
    Editor 304
  • Ford Expands Safety Recall to Fiesta ST
    Mar 30, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Expands Safety Recall to Fiesta ST

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    Editor 216
  • Bridgestone unveils “Our Way To Serve” and focuses scale and expertise on advancing global CSR work
    Mar 30, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Bridgestone unveils “Our Way To Serve” and…

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    Editor 221
  • The Eco Tour di Sicilia and Renault ZOE help put Italy’s cultural heritage centre stage
    Mar 30, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    The Eco Tour di Sicilia and Renault ZOE help…

    Renault this week signed partnership agreements with Sicily by Car and Enel, two prominent mobility players in Italy, to launch the Eco Tour di Sicilia. The first of its kind, the Eco Tour di Sicilia will showcase Sicily’s rich culture while… more
    Editor 212
  • Continental Going for Gold at 2017 Corporate Triathlon Challenge
    Mar 30, 2017 Events

    Continental Going for Gold at 2017 Corporate…

    Continental fields 26 teams and 8 individual athletes for 2017 event Several previous winners return once again to compete in Continental colours 380 m sea swim, 18 km cycle, 4.2 km run - starts at 07h50 on Saturday 1st April at Hobie Beach in Port… more
    Editor 341
  • Casper Kruger Appointed Managing Director of Ford Motor Company Sub-Saharan Africa Region
    Mar 29, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Casper Kruger Appointed Managing Director of…

    Ford Motor Company this week announced the appointment of Casper Kruger as managing director of Ford Motor Company Sub-Saharan Africa Region, effective 1 April, 2017. Kruger will join Ford's Southern Africa leadership team and assist in overseeing… more
    Editor 273
  • Volkswagen donates R2.3 million to local charity organisations
    Mar 29, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen donates R2.3 million to local…

    Four charities are the latest beneficiaries of the Volkswagen for Good initiative Volkswagen has donated R2.3 million in 2017 to local charity organisations in the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan area Four charity organisations in the Nelson Mandela… more
    Editor 230
  • Nissan appoints Peyman Kargar Chairman of its Africa, Middle East and India region
    Mar 29, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan appoints Peyman Kargar Chairman of…

    Nissan has appointed Peyman Kargar as Senior Vice President and Chairman of its Africa, Middle East, and India region (AMI), effective from April 1st 2017. In this role he will lead the regional management committee and be responsible for business… more
    Editor 213
  • Automotive Business Review April 2017 Now Online
    Mar 29, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Automotive Business Review April 2017…

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    Editor 543
  • Toyota offers discounted service for all vehicles older than 5 years
    Mar 28, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota offers discounted service for all…

    The cost of vehicle ownership is always at the heart of Toyota South Africa Motors' (TSAM) strategic focus. Irrespective of whether our customers use their vehicles for business or private purposes, TSAM believes that its after-sales service must be… more
    Editor 232
  • Nissan LEAF to showcase unique energy transfer capability tailored for South Africa
    Mar 28, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan LEAF to showcase unique energy…

    Nissan and uYilo to unveil bi-directional charger technology Unique Nissan LEAF technology enables energy usage for multiple uses Energy systems suitable for domestic and commercial applications Nissan, in partnership with the uYilo e-Mobility… more
    Editor 221
  • Get your kicks on the Rand Show's Route 66
    Mar 28, 2017 Events

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    Take a classic road trip with the Rand Show this year. Come feel the vibes of the iconic Route 66, with a display of classic cars, motorcycles, and memorabilia from the Shawn Tyler Museum, plus a full Cobra Backdraft build that will take place over… more
    Editor 333
  • Economic Insights: A nutcracker world
    Mar 28, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: A nutcracker world

    The temptation in today's uncertain world is to draw up a long list of risks to assess the state of the future. All risks being obvious, though not necessarily equal in stature. That way, though, one might miss the forest for the trees. It may pay… more
    Cees Bruggemans 214
  • Castrol Edge and Fast & Furious 8 introduce Titanium Ice Driving Challenge
    Mar 27, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Castrol Edge and Fast & Furious 8 introduce…

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    Editor 293
  • NAACAM Show conference invitation
    Mar 27, 2017 Events

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    Secure your seat now at the official conference for South Africa's Automotive Manufacturing Supply Chain. Click here more
    Editor 406
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  • Economic Insights: A balance of forces
    Mar 27, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: A balance of forces

    From a very distant past, we were wired by nature, to fight when this was needed. It was often accompanied by cruelty. As societies evolved, to the point of creating civilizations, a veneer was added, sometimes thickly applied and sometimes only… more
    Cees Bruggemans 210
  • Tyrexpo Asia and GarageXpo Asia 2017 Concluded Day Three on a High Note!
    Mar 27, 2017 Events

    Tyrexpo Asia and GarageXpo Asia 2017…

    Tyrexpo Asia and GarageXpo Asia 2017 brought together 4,578 visitors and 248 exhibitors from 25 countries within the automotive community. This year, we introduced new event features such as TyreTalk/GarageTalk Seminars, Tyrexpo/GarageXpo Technical… more
    Editor 312
  • Masterdrive Newsletter 24 Mar 2017
    Mar 27, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Masterdrive Newsletter 24 Mar 2017

    MasterTips: Teens drive nicely for mom While Eugene Herbert always suspected a parent’s presence affects a child’s driving, until now there was no definitive proof. He shares an article which looks at this possibility. The holidays are a great time… more
    Editor 206
  • Check ahead before renewing licences amid eNatis debacle
    Mar 27, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Check ahead before renewing licences amid…

    Association says it will keep motorists informed as other involved parties are not The Automobile Association (AA) has urged motorists to be aware of the current issues regarding the electronic National Traffic Information System (eNatis), that may… more
    Automobile Association 344
  • Norton Rose Fulbright and McLaren- Honda continues unique global partnership
    Mar 27, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Norton Rose Fulbright and McLaren- Honda…

    This is the only partnership between a global law firm and a Formula 1™ team in the world today. Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is delighted to announce the continuation of its successful global partnership with McLaren-Honda for a further… more
    Editor 244
  • FASA’s new chairman aims to put entrepreneurship and employment first
    Mar 27, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    FASA’s new chairman aims to put…

    The appointment of Tony Da Fonseca, Managing Director of the OBC Group as Chairman of the Franchise Association of South Africa for 2017/2018 comes at a crucial time in South Africa as it faces uncertainty on so many fronts - politically, socially… more
    Editor 219
  • Check you have the right attitude for the road this Easter
    Mar 27, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Check you have the right attitude for the…

    The Automobile Association (AA) has warned motorists that with the upcoming Easter school holidays, (the school terms ends on Friday, 31 March), roads will again be busier, with thousands of people embarking on holiday. An increase in traffic… more
    Automobile Association 208
  • Balls to the Wall
    Mar 27, 2017 On the Cees

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    It is a pilot term, “balls to the wall”, meaning full speed ahead. Its relevance in modern times? There is a global tendency today to fall back on old-fashioned construction work such as walls, to keep unwanted migrants out and the local population… more
    Cees Bruggemans 202
  •  Roger Nielsen appointed President and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America
    Mar 23, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Roger Nielsen appointed President and CEO…

    Appointment effective as of April 1, 2017 Daimler Trucks is the undisputed market leader in North America Martin Daum, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses: "Roger brings a rock-solid… more
    Editor 229
  • Mercedes-Benz plant Vitoria celebrates 100 000th V-Class
    Mar 23, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz plant Vitoria celebrates 100…

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    Editor 230
  • Energy Storage Vertical delivers a resilient annual performance for Metair
    Mar 23, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Energy Storage Vertical delivers a resilient…

    CONTINUED STRONG PERFORMANCE FROM THE ENERGY STORAGE VERTICAL DELIVERS A RESILIENT ANNUAL PERFORMANCE FOR METAIR WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE FIRST AUTOMOTIVE LITHIUM-ION PRODUCTS Revenue up 16% to R8.95 billion (2015: R7.73 billion) HEPS of 229 cents… more
    Editor 261
  • BMW Group South Africa invests a further R400m in local operations.
    Mar 23, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    BMW Group South Africa invests a further…

    BMW Group increases its investment into South Africa, continuing 44 years of commitment to the upliftment of the country and its people. New state-of-the-art warehouse will double in size and further refine customer service. South Africa is a key IT… more
    Editor 249
  • Daredevil FMX riders take on gravity in new stunt show at the Rand Show 2017
    Mar 23, 2017 Events

    Daredevil FMX riders take on gravity in new…

    In the world of freestyle motocross, the backflip is a trick so difficult it has only been mastered by a handful of riders across the globe ... one of whom will be showing off his moves at the Rand Show this year. Acknowledged as one of the best FMX… more
    Editor 316
  • Economic Insights: What next, SARB?
    Mar 23, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: What next, SARB?

    Despite years of economic weakness, and below potential growth, SARB has remained risk vigilant with an upside bias to interest rates. Is that stance finally to be challenged by unfolding events, or reinforced anew? Rate cuts or further hikes next?… more
    Cees Bruggemans 259
  • NAACAM Show: Book Your Accommodation Now
    Mar 23, 2017 Events

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  • YF Performance Troupe pumped up the morning with their powerful Multi-Ethnic Drums performance during the Opening Ceremony
    Mar 23, 2017 Events

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    Editor 355
  • Autopromotec and SERNAUTO sign an agreement for the international promotion of Spanish component manufacturers
    Mar 22, 2017 Events

    Autopromotec and SERNAUTO sign an agreement…

    Autopromotec, the most specialized international exhibition of automotive equipment and aftermarket products, and SERNAUTO, the Spanish Automotive Equipment and Components Manufacturers Association, signed a collaboration agreement in the field of… more
    Editor 267
  • How to apply for a personalized number plate
    Mar 22, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    How to apply for a personalized number plate

    Personalized or “vanity” number plates are big business, according to Jeff Osborne, Head of Gumtree Automotive. “Kwazulu-Natal’s Department of Transport announced that they’ve seen a 39% increase in the number of vanity plates created over the last… more
    Editor 278
  • NAACAM SHOW - Conference Details
    Mar 22, 2017 Events

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    Secure your seat now at the official conference for South Africa's Automotive Manufacturing Supply Chain Booking Deadline 29th March 2017. Click here to book now. Conference Programme & Speakers more
    Editor 407
  • Eight Ways Ford Saves Water and How You Can Too
    Mar 22, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Eight Ways Ford Saves Water and How You Can…

    Water is precious. As the world’s population increases and water resources become scarcer, conservation efforts from everyone become ever more crucial. Ford has established a global water strategy and manages to save water in its manufacturing… more
    Editor 262
  • The SA economy 2017
    Mar 20, 2017 On the Cees

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    To talk of THE economy today is a complete misnomer. There are in fact three. The daily nuts-and-bolts one, the political one and select exporters. And don't confuse the one with the others. The SA political economy is a raving disaster. The… more
    Cees Bruggemans 247
  • Managing Director, Wolfgang Stangassinger with the new Alpen Sprint Master and Pro drills
    Mar 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    ALPEN launches two new HSS metal drill bits…

    A third shorter drilling time, three times longer service life with the ALPEN Sprint Master and ALPEN Pro with narrow tolerances and high concentricity. Alpen also launched the new packaging design and P.O.S. concept. ALPEN, Austria’s leading… more
    Editor 228
  • The power of the Bosch brand is inestimable
    Mar 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    The power of the Bosch brand is inestimable

    The power of the Bosch brand is inestimable, but the current custodians of the brand are taking no chances. Robert Bosch’s innovative spirit lives on at the new research campus in Renningen, just outside Stuttgart, bringing together many disciplines… more
    Editor 261
  • Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2017 opens with daily fringe programme events
    Mar 20, 2017 Events

    Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2017 opens with…

    Collision Repair Training Workshop and Autotronics Training upskill the repair and maintenance industry Mechanics Challenge and EMMA Malaysia Final provide education, networking and entertainment opportunities Malaysia’s leading regional trade fair… more
    Editor 371
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  • SKF offers a comprehensive range the new Peugeot 3008!
    Mar 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    SKF offers a comprehensive range the new…

    SKF offers a comprehensive range for the 2017 European Car of the Year, the new Peugeot 3008! SKF Vehicle Aftermarket is pleased to announce the availability of a wide range of products for the 2nd generation of the Peugeot 3008! Click Here -… more
    Editor 265
  • Mythbusting fuel-efficiency facts
    Mar 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Mythbusting fuel-efficiency facts

    Fuel-efficiency is always a hot topic and for years there have been myths circulation about how to get the most mileage out of your fuel. Vishal Premlall, Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), says while fuel-efficiency tips… more
    Editor 240
  • A clear step forward for Porsche in terms of results and returns
    Mar 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    A clear step forward for Porsche in terms of…

    New records for the 2016 financial year – Number of employees reaches almost 28,000 The most successful year in the history of the company: In the 2016 financial year, Porsche AG achieved record highs in terms of deliveries, revenue, operating… more
    Editor 249
  • Masterdrive Newsletter 17 Mar 2017
    Mar 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Masterdrive Newsletter 17 Mar 2017

    MasterTips: Misuse of seatbelts by women A recent survey found that over 1 in 4 women misuse their seat belts. If seat belts are the single most important contributor in reducing fatalities in crashes why on earth would someone choose not to wear… more
    Editor 233
  • Mazda-inspired perfume wins gold at iF Design Award
    Mar 20, 2017 Events

    Mazda-inspired perfume wins gold at iF…

    "SOUL of MOTION", a perfume developed by fragrance and cosmetics maker Shiseido to symbolise Mazda's KODO - Soul of Motion design philosophy, has won a gold award in the packaging category at the iF Design Award 2017. The win gained the perfume… more
    Editor 368
  • Volkswagen launches first Literacy Centre
    Mar 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen launches first Literacy Centre

    Under the Volkswagen For Good brand, a Literacy Centre was opened in Ntlemeza Primary School in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage The aim of the centre is to provide structured literacy support to learners, teachers and parents As part of the legacy of making… more
    Editor 481
  • Tata Motors signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Volkswagen Group and Skoda for exploring Joint Development projects
    Mar 20, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Tata Motors signs Memorandum of…

    Explore long-term partnership for joint development projects To develop innovative solutions for Indian and overseas market Evaluate combined value chain activities to create synergies Partnership to help Tata Motors become "FutuReady" by embracing… more
    Editor 261
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Store Opens in Springs
    Mar 17, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Store Opens in Springs

    On 16 March 2017, Tiger Wheel & Tyre made its debut in Springs with the opening of a showroom and fitment centre at the new Springs Mall, at the corner of Jan Smuts and Wit Roads. The new store offers all the features, amenities, products and… more
    Editor 261
  •  Five Days to go until Tyrexpo Asia & GarageXpo Asia That You Should Not Miss!
    Mar 17, 2017 Events

    Five Days to go until Tyrexpo Asia &…

    GarageXpo Asia 2017 A show within show, this inaugural edition will bring great synergies between the buyers and sellers group. TyreTalk / GarageTalk Seminars TyreTalk & GarageTalk seminar, a series of curated content by the industry for the… more
    Editor 333
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Store Opens in Auckland Park
    Mar 17, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Store Opens in Auckland…

    On 16 March 2017, a brand new Tiger Wheel & Tyre store opened at 3 Stanley Avenue, in Auckland Park. The store is owned by brothers Vic and Gerhard Campher and managed by Lawrence Abraham, who is ably assisted by a team of highly trained sales and… more
    Editor 259
  • Continental SportContact 6 Dominates AutoBild sportscars Tyre Test
    Mar 17, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Continental SportContact 6 Dominates…

    Ultra-high performance super sports tyre delivers balanced performance at highest level AutoBild journalists endorse "outstanding handling characteristics" Top marks for braking in the dry, as well as for wet and dry handling PORT ELIZABETH, South… more
    Editor 293
  • Ignore the rights of labour tenants at your peril
    Mar 17, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Ignore the rights of labour tenants at your…

    In 1996, the legislature enacted the Land Reform (Labour Tenants) Act, No 3 of 1996 (Act). The objective of the Act was to protect all persons denied access to land as a result of past racially discriminative laws, and which persons had taken… more
    Editor 228
  • Sold-out ACMA Automechanika New Delhi crosses 500 exhibitors
    Mar 17, 2017 Events

    Sold-out ACMA Automechanika New Delhi…

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    Editor 349
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    Mar 17, 2017 On the Cees

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    The global press has been looking for another scalp, making it a head-trick after Brexit on 23 June and Trump on 8 November 2016. The next domino to fall to populism was to be Europe, falling apart in the process. And thus the global interest in… more
    Cees Bruggemans 243
  • NAACAM SHOW - Conference Programme and Speakers
    Mar 16, 2017 Events

    NAACAM SHOW - Conference Programme and…

    With three weeks to go before the inaugural NAACAM Show - South Africa's automotive component initiative - NAACAM, the DAC and partners are expectant of significant value and outcomes to the South African automotive industry, through the Automotive… more
    Editor 401
  • DTI moves to reverse neglect of manufacturing sector
    Mar 16, 2017 Events

    DTI moves to reverse neglect of…

    New IPAP expected to be adopted in April Johannesburg, Wednesday 15 March 2017: South African manufacturing businesses can look forward to greater government support when its new Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) is adopted next month, according… more
    Editor 366
  • Possible fuel gains wiped out by tax increases
    Mar 16, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Possible fuel gains wiped out by tax…

    Although fuel prices are predicted to drop in April, most of the benefit of the decreases will be wiped out by the increases to the general fuel, and Road Accident Fund (RAF) levies. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was… more
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  • Reminder Vermont opening days 24 and 25th March  - Meet all the international suppliers
    Mar 16, 2017 Events

    Reminder Vermont opening days 24 and 25th…

    Meet all the international suppliers This team of guest suppliers are all from our leading international and local brands. All will be attending the open days and will be available at their various stands and displays. This is an opportunity to meet… more
    Editor 381
  • Future-oriented innovations for the shop floor on display at Automotive Engineering Show Delhi
    Mar 16, 2017 Events

    Future-oriented innovations for the shop…

    India’s leading technology players, including Banner Engineering India Pvt Ltd, Dow Corning India Pvt Ltd, Faro Business Technologies India Pvt Ltd, ifm electronic India Pvt Ltd, Keysight Technologies India Pvt. Ltd, Leuze Electronic Pvt Ltd,… more
    Editor 280
  • Groupe Renault: press release
    Mar 16, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Groupe Renault: press release

    Groupe Renault has acknowledged the publication of an unbalanced national newspaper article related to the "emission" case. This article alleges to quote selected excerpts from a report drafted by the DGCCRF. Groupe Renault will not comment on a… more
    Editor 246
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Pietermartizburg Celebrates its 20th Birthday
    Mar 16, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Pietermartizburg…

    On 14 March 2017, Tiger Wheel & Tyre will celebrate 20 years of service to the good people of Pietermaritzburg, with the commencement of a birthday celebration featuring "20 Days of Madness". The promotion is exclusive to this store, and for 20 days… more
    Editor 281
  • Automechanika opens its door to the fast-developing Vietnam automotive service industry
    Mar 15, 2017 Events

    Automechanika opens its door to the…

    A unique springboard gathers industry players from near and far for new opportunities World-class fringe programme offers an insights into emerging markets The renowned Automechanika fair is accomplishing another milestone by furthering its reach… more
    Editor 322
  • ALPEN-MAYKESTAG Managing Director, Wolfgang Stangassinger.
    Mar 15, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Austria’s leading drill manufacturer Alpen…

    ALPEN-MAYKESTAG sets bar high with turnover expected to be increased by 8 per cent in anniversary year of 60 years” ALPEN-MAYKESTAG, Austria’s leading manufacturer of high quality drilling and cutting tools, has undertaken quite a lot for 2017, the… more
    Editor 246
  • Latest product range addition: MEYLE-HD control arms for Land Rover
    Mar 14, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Latest product range addition: MEYLE-HD…

    Longer lifetime thanks to high-grade full-rubber bushing and design modifications Hamburg, 14 March 2017. MEYLE presents its range of MEYLE-HD control arms for Land Rover models. Featuring design modifications and a hard-wearing full-rubber bushing… more
    Editor 242
  • The future is bright for franchises in SA
    Mar 14, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    The future is bright for franchises in SA

    Franchising in South Africa continues to boost business and play a crucial role in creating new businesses, transferring skills and increasing job creation. The potential for growth in the franchise sector is huge – contributing 12.5% to SA’s gross… more
    Editor 274
  • At last, the managed service provider (MSP) model gains traction
    Mar 14, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    At last, the managed service provider (MSP)…

    In a recent arbitration award (the Award) in K Sefole & 102 Others v Bidvest TMS and Nampak Glass, the CCMA Senior Commissioner found that the relationship between Bidvest and Nampak did not amount to a temporary employment service (TES) for the… more
    Editor 273
  • PFK Electronics Lighting up Supplier Skills
    Mar 14, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    PFK Electronics Lighting up Supplier Skills

    Aligning the enterprise and supplier development strategy to business needs is key to the sustainability and growth of not only PFK Electronics but the business landscape in South Africa as a whole. In recognition of this need, PFK Electronics… more
    Editor 237
  • CAPAS to serve “One Belt, One Road” while advocate environmental protection
    Mar 14, 2017 Events

    CAPAS to serve “One Belt, One Road” while…

    2017 fair drives Southwest China’s economy and environmental development forward The fourth edition of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) will be held at the Chengdu Century City New… more
    Editor 340
  • Resilience paving the way for sustainable growth
    Mar 14, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Resilience paving the way for sustainable…

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa Ltd group of companies shows solid growth in both revenue and EBIT for previous financial year Revenue boosted by good performance from Manufacturing and Component Exports - up by 10.8% Solid performance from business… more
    Editor 291
  • What is going on with the speed limit?
    Mar 13, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    What is going on with the speed limit?

    In recent months a fair amount of concern has been expressed over proposed changes to road regulation which will affect most drivers on the road. MasterDrive is joining forces with Alta Swanepoel and Associates to look at these potential changes and… more
    Editor 256
  • Nissan redefines the pick-up market with the all-new Navara
    Mar 13, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan redefines the pick-up market with the…

    The all-new Nissan Navara, the 2016 International Pick-Up of the Year, has landed on local shores and it is set to redefine the market for pick-ups on the continent. “We are very proud of the all-new Navara. It not only builds on – and improves –… more
    Editor 289
  • Economic Insights: Rand prospects
    Mar 13, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Rand prospects

    The temptation with Rand prospects is to see it through its home lenses only. We certainly have enough noise in our DNA to create volatility and cyclicality. And at times of exceptional events, such as internal political shocks of old, the world… more
    Cees Bruggemans 264
  • Tyres, Weather, Road Surfaces and Driving Safety
    Mar 13, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Tyres, Weather, Road Surfaces and Driving…

    Of the many impressive things humans do each day, the 'simple' act of driving is among the most complex. Few activities involve so many variables that are outside of an individual's control, but which drivers must successfully navigate in order to… more
    Editor 256
  • SKF is the OE supplier of the Wheel bearings for the new Alfa Romeo Giulia!
    Mar 13, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    SKF is the OE supplier of the Wheel bearings…

    For the above new vehicle, SKF is the OE supplier with a consistent wheel bearing range with VKBA 7116, VKBA 7117 and VKBA 7118 kits covering all the engines! SKF Product Information more
    Editor 634
  • Business-Of-The-Year honours shared by five retail motor franchises
    Mar 13, 2017 Events

    Business-Of-The-Year honours shared by five…

    Honours in the 2016 Business-of-the-Year (BOTY) competition were shared among the retail dealerships of five motor franchises in South Africa when the category winners were announced at the awards evening at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and… more
    Editor 436
  •  South African Kaizen Champion Crowned
    Mar 13, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    South African Kaizen Champion Crowned

    Auto Industrial Machining was named Kaizen Champion at The National Kaizen Seminar and Awards function hosted by the AIDC at the Dolphins Leap Conference Centre in Port Elizabeth. (8 March 2017) In the presence of manufacturers across sectors and… more
    Editor 278
  • Up and up for SA-born Dr Johan van Zyl
    Mar 13, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Up and up for SA-born Dr Johan van Zyl

    Dr Johan van Zyl, Chairman of Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) and President and CEO of Toyota Motor Europe (TME), is being promoted from Managing Officer to Senior Managing Officer by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC). The appointment will be… more
    Editor 287
  • The life of research and knowledge management in Government
    Mar 10, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    The life of research and knowledge…

    Service delivery in the public sector is at the best of times a contentious issue and there is a long way to go in South Africa before we have a completely seamless and functioning infrastructure and system in place that will satisfy all… more
    Editor 295
  • Toyota, Lexus and Hino South Africa celebrate leading dealers
    Mar 10, 2017 Events

    Toyota, Lexus and Hino South Africa…

    Bidvest McCarthy Toyota Centurion announced as 2016 Toyota Dealer of the Year Bidvest McCarthy Hino Midrand takes award for Hino Dealer of the Year Lexus Nelspruit earns Lexus Dealer of the Year title Bidvest McCarthy Toyota Centurion were… more
    Editor 600
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 10/03/2017
  • Puma Lubricants co-sponsors leading cross-country rally team in SA with intention to drive quality and performance as it expands further across Africa
    Mar 10, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Puma Lubricants co-sponsors leading…

    Johannesburg – March 2017 – With competition heating up for the 2017 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), high-performance global lubricants provider Puma Lubricants has come on board as co-sponsor for the Ford Performance Puma Lubricants… more
    Editor 301
  • Continental's First Herald Cycle Tour Wrapped Up in Style
    Mar 10, 2017 Events

    Continental's First Herald Cycle Tour…

    Successful first year of three-year deal for Continental Tyre SA as joint title sponsor of The Herald Continental Cycle Tour 32nd edition achieved record 3 045 participants, 31% growth over past five years 12% year-on-year growth for the Mountain… more
    Editor 618
  • Lexus LC scoops another design of the year award
    Mar 10, 2017 Events

    Lexus LC scoops another design of the year…

    The Lexus LC luxury coupe has been named 2016's Production Car Design of the Year, an honour bestowed by a 20-strong judging panel featuring some of the world's top car designers. The peer-reviewed award was presented at a gala ceremony in Geneva… more
    Editor 606
  • Mazda Dealership wins at the 2016 Sewells MSX International NADA Business of the Year Awards
    Mar 10, 2017 Events

    Mazda Dealership wins at the 2016 Sewells…

    Super Group Leons Mazda Rustenburg walked away with the top honour in the Small Dealership Category at the major gala awards dinner held on the 8th of March 2017, at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and Conference Centre in Midrand. Christo Henning,… more
    Editor 539
  • Tyres among the key sectors at Autopromotec 2017
    Mar 09, 2017 Events

    Tyres among the key sectors at Autopromotec…

    All the major global manufacturers will be at the trade showExpanded exhibition space: the segment extends to Hall 15 Autopromotec 2017: all global tyre manufacturers in attendance Exhibition space allocated to the sector doubled Industry-specific… more
    Editor 768
  • TomTom Selected by Volvo Cars to Power Drive Me Programme
    Mar 09, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    TomTom Selected by Volvo Cars to Power Drive…

    Real Self-Driving Cars, Real Drivers, Real Public Roads Geneva Motor Show, March 2017 TomTom (TOM2) today announced that Volvo Cars Corporation selected TomTom’s HD Map to power the first phase of the Volvo Drive Me programme. Drive Me is Volvo’s… more
    Editor 320
  • Oldest Beetle in South Africa nestled at refurbished Volkswagen AutoPavilion
    Mar 09, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Oldest Beetle in South Africa nestled at…

    Oldest Beetle in South Africa on display at Volkswagen AutoPavilion Volkswagen AutoPavilion gets an upgrade Volkswagens automotive museum, AutoPavilion, has recently had an upgrade and one of its new displays is Jan the Beetle. Jan was built on… more
    Editor 250
  • Economic Insights: A very chaotic world
    Mar 09, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: A very chaotic world

    GDP growth in SA last year was a fraction less than 0.3%. The worst performer was mining. Best performers were in the tertiary sector. The CEO of Peugeot-Citroen-Opel defines the present as a very chaotic world, one in which industry consolidation… more
    Cees Bruggemans 308
  • New at Automechanika Frankfurt: the classic and vintage car business
    Mar 08, 2017 Events

    New at Automechanika Frankfurt: the classic…

    Trade fair offers workshop visitors all they need for the classic car trade: parts, repair workshops, insurance and finance Personalities in their own right, brand messengers, part of our cultural heritage; classic cars enjoy great popularity and… more
    Editor 738
  • Don’t use old-school battery tricks on new-school cars
    Mar 08, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Don’t use old-school battery tricks on…

    Cast your mind back to the days when cars were simpler creatures. A Sunday afternoon probably looked like this: dad’s head deep under the hood, tinkering and turning, tightening his battery terminals and even topping up the water levels.… more
    Editor 280
  • Let your feet speak for your heart
    Mar 08, 2017 Events

    Let your feet speak for your heart

    National Tekkie Tax Day has been part of the South African calendar for the last four years and this time around we're celebrating it on Friday 26 May. This campaign gives you the opportunity to show with your feet where your heart lies. Choose your… more
    Editor 741
  • Ford Tests Large Scale 3D Printing with Light-Weighting and Personalization in Mind
    Mar 07, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Tests Large Scale 3D Printing with…

    Ford Motor Company is testing 3D printing of large scale car parts using the Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer Ford is the first automotive company to trial this technology with Stratasys, and is currently exploring potential applications for… more
    Editor 278
  • MEYLE-ORIGINAL cabin air filter for a wide range of VAG applications
    Mar 07, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE-ORIGINAL cabin air filter for a wide…

    Value-added engineering: improved ease of installation Regularly replacing cabin air filters helps protect drivers and passengers from health risks caused by pollen, hazardous gases and fine dust Hamburg, 07 March 2017. It is recommended that cabin… more
    Editor 253
  • Volkswagen Uitenhage produces its 1 250 000th Polo
    Mar 07, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen Uitenhage produces its 1 250…

    Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) together with employees and management of vehicle assembly give thumbs up to welcome the 1 250 000th Polo produced at the Volkswagen's Uitenhage manufacturing… more
    Editor 339
  • Long-standing practice or contractual term?
    Mar 07, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Long-standing practice or contractual term?

    It is trite law that the employment contract commences from the moment the parties reach agreement on its essential terms. The parties are free to regulate their respective rights and duties in the contract in any manner they please, subject to the… more
    Editor 288
  • The enforcement of arbitration awards
    Mar 07, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    The enforcement of arbitration awards

    In the case of Mlaudzi v Metro South Towing CC (J1007/15) [2017] ZALCJHB 37 (8 February 2017), an employee brought a dual application to the Labour Court. The first part of the application was brought in terms of s158(1)(c) of the Labour Relations… more
    Editor 266
  • Can you justify your fixed-term contract?
    Mar 07, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Can you justify your fixed-term contract?

    Since the implementation of the amendments to the Labour Relations Act (LRA) in 2015, there have been several interesting judgments dealing with the justification for concluding a fixed-term contract of employment. Earlier this year, Judge Steenkamp… more
    Editor 459
  • Asia-Pacific to spearhead growth of global tyre industry
    Mar 07, 2017 Events

    Asia-Pacific to spearhead growth of global…

    ...WITH EMERGING SMALL-TO-MEDIUM ENTERPRISES POISED TO DRIVE TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION More than 230 exhibitors from over 25 countries will participate in Tyrexpo Asia 2017 this year, making it the largest tyre and automotive repair & maintenance… more
    Editor 777
  • Trophy presentation ceremony Hirofumi Hino, Representative for Japan, Clarivate Analytics (left) Mitsuru Araki, Director, Intellectual Property Division (right)
    Mar 07, 2017 Events

    Bridgestone Selected as One of Clarivate…

    Tokyo (March 2017) – Bridgestone Corporation today announced that it was selected as one of the 2016 Top 100 Global Innovators by Clarivate Analytics. The Company was also included in the 2015 selection, making this its second inclusion. Formerly… more
    Editor 562
  • Economic Insights: Hope not a strategy
    Mar 07, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Hope not a strategy

    Hope is not a strategy, right? At least, that is the view of realists. But if so, what is powering US equities while bonds apparently remain stagnant, and the equity excitement spilling over worldwide (at least in places)? It probably isn't all hope… more
    Cees Bruggemans 268
  • AutObarn dealers take on the legendry Castrol Classic range
    Mar 07, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    AutObarn dealers take on the legendry…

    The AutObarn group appointed Castrol Classic as a preferred supplier this month in a meeting with the Castrol Classic agents, the famous Castrol Classic range will now be available at selected leading AutObarn stores countrywide. “The Castrol… more
    Editor 289
  • SANRAL tariff hikes – yet another blow to SA consumers
    Mar 07, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    SANRAL tariff hikes – yet another blow to SA…

    Rate increases effective from 3 March 2017 On the back of increases to the general fuel levy and Road Accident Fund (RAF) levy coming in April, motorists now also have to contend with increases to toll rates announced by the South African National… more
    Automobile Association 294
  • F4SD calls for Minister Bathabile Dlamini to be arrested and for all SASSA offices to be occupied if social grants are not paid by April.
    Mar 07, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    F4SD calls for Minister Bathabile Dlamini to…

    F4SD says the crisis at SASSA is paining since it is self-inflicted, by honoring the current illegal contract with the current service provider. It is so disgusting that since the matter has been before the court of law, and the judgement in this… more
    Editor 268
  • PSA Group and BNP Paribas announce a long-term strategic partnership in automotive finance around the joint acquisition of Opel / Vauxhall’s financing activities
    Mar 07, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    PSA Group and BNP Paribas announce a…

    As part of the broader alliance announced today between PSA Group and GM’s Opel subsidiary, PSA and BNP Paribas have agreed to jointly acquire Opel / Vauxhall’s captive financing activities and have entered into a long-term strategic partnership… more
    Editor 295
  • Miracle cyclist to attempt world's toughest solo fundraising ride
    Mar 07, 2017 Events

    Miracle cyclist to attempt world's toughest…

    96 hours is all miracle cyclist, Grant Lottering, has to conquer one of Europe's toughest amateur cycling races 10 times! On 2 July 2017, Grant Lottering will attempt his 4th Im'possible Tour - a solo fundraising ride in the French Alps. Lottering,… more
    Editor 694
  • Pit stop drinking: a new trend?
    Mar 07, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Pit stop drinking: a new trend?

    This year serious concern has been voiced over the continued tendency to drink and drive. The Transport Minister is one of the people concerned about this habit and is proposing changing drinking and driving to a schedule five offence, which is the… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 285
  • Economic Insights: SA patiently waiting
    Mar 06, 2017 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: SA patiently waiting

    It has been true for years as the stagnation took a greater grip, but it was last month's budget that drove it home forcefully. SA is down to patiently waiting for something better to happen, though not blind to the downside. What is true for… more
    Cees Bruggemans 314
  • Do workers have a right to carry traditional weapons while striking?
    Mar 06, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Do workers have a right to carry traditional…

    Although the right to strike is constitutionally entrenched, sadly in South Africa many strikes are accompanied by violence and intimidation. The carrying of traditional weapons in such a situation adds to the intimidation and threats to fellow… more
    Editor 282
  • Masterdrive Newsletter 3 Mar 2017
    Mar 06, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Masterdrive Newsletter 3 Mar 2017

    MasterTips: Holiday driving with pets The Easter season is looming and along with that comes increased traffic. In the coming weeks we will publish a number of articles to help drivers safely reach their destinations. We kick this off by providing… more
    Editor 260
  • Jose Dos Santos,  CEO of Cell C and Andrea Gevers, CEO and Founder of Ask Afrika
    Mar 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Successful call centres live your brand

    Customer service excellence can only be achieved if this culture filters through the entire organisation. Service delivery cannot just be left to those at the customer “coal-face” such as call centre employees, customer-centricity must be a priority… more
    Editor 284
  • Mitsubishi announces local recall campaign on 7,449 Pajeros
    Mar 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Mitsubishi announces local recall campaign…

    Due to global Takata Airbag recall campaign, Mitsubishi announces local recall campaign on 7,449 Pajeros Mitsubishi Motors SA (MMSA) has issued a preventative recall on 7,449 Pajeros in the South African market for safety inspections and replacement… more
    Editor 280
  • The Four Hoarse Men of the Opaque Lips
    Mar 03, 2017 The Phoenix

    The Four Hoarse Men of the Opaque Lips

    At the beginning of each year, the nation awaits with anticipation two seminal events. First, the state of the nation address, eventually delivered by an insipid and uninspiring president after an hour of two of EFF inspired pandemonium. Then, a… more
    The Phoenix 273
  • Partinform East Rand
    Mar 03, 2017 Partinform

    Partinform East Rand

    Partinform, the automotive components roadshow which has the express purpose of proselytising to the automotive aftermarket about the benefits of fitting quality branded product, held its first 2017 show at the Benoni Country Club on the East Rand,… more
    Howard Keeg 307
  • Cool Evening, Cool Event
    Mar 03, 2017 Partinform

    Cool Evening, Cool Event

    It was an unseasonably cool evening in Durban on Wednesday 9 November 2016, when the Partinform trade roadshow rolled into town. True to form, it was a cool event, with cool emotions experienced by the visitors, as they went from stand to stand, and… more
    Howard Keeg 293
  • Partinform Powers into 2017
    Mar 03, 2017 Partinform

    Partinform Powers into 2017

    The Partinform 2016 year end function was held once again at the Red Star Raceway in Delmas, Mpumalanga, on 25 November 2016, where the winners of the countrywide quizzes got to pit their racing skills against their peers, Partinform suppliers and… more
    Howard Keeg 317
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 03/03/2017
  • Manzomthombo Secondary School gets a facelift courtesy of Engen
    Mar 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Manzomthombo Secondary School gets a…

    Children of Manzomthombo Secondary School in Mfuleni, Cape Town will soon reap the benefits of learning in modern science and computer laboratories and upgraded classrooms following a donation by Engen. Engen, a leading producer and marketer of… more
    Editor 364
  • Focus on economy markets: Volkswagen establishes new “Sub-Saharan Africa” region
    Mar 03, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Focus on economy markets: Volkswagen…

    Thomas Schäfer, Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa, to assume responsibility for developing and networking 49 states to form the new region Volkswagen already has three strong pillars in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya… more
    Editor 288
  • Resilient new vehicle market driven by business buying
    Mar 02, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Resilient new vehicle market driven by…

    February’s total new vehicle sales saw a negligible year-on-year decline of 0.1%, with sales of 48 113 units. According to the latest aggregated sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) sales… more
    Editor 303
  • 10th edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur expands portfolio of smart technology
    Mar 02, 2017 Events

    10th edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur…

    EMMA, well-known car audio and tuning competition, turns up the heat at its premiere during Automechanika Kuala Lumpur The 10th edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s leading regional trade fair for the automotive industry targeting trade… more
    Editor 600
  • AA weighs in on new laws frenzy
    Mar 02, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    AA weighs in on new laws frenzy

    Speed limits haven't changed and trucks cannot be pulled off the road during certain hours. That's the word from the Automobile Association (AA) which advised people not to repeat rumours about new traffic laws without having the facts at hand. "We… more
    Automobile Association 275
  • Did you know that the more environmentally-friendly your car is the less you’ll spend!
    Mar 02, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Did you know that the more…

    With the past month being Environmental Health Awareness month, this is a good time to ask yourself: “How environmentally-friendly is my car? “. While going “green” may not be a priority, saving some dosh should be. With Carbon Emission Tax on its… more
    Editor 265
  • Davis Cup returns to City of Tshwane
    Mar 02, 2017 Events

    Davis Cup returns to City of Tshwane

    Irene Country Club to host KIA South Africa vs Slovenia Davis Cup tie (PRETORIA) March 1, 2017 – The Irene Country Club in the picturesque Irene suburb of Pretoria has once again been announced as the Davis Cup venue for next month’s tie versus… more
    Editor 717
  • In the photo Allan Rudman our Country Manager is seen presenting the award to him
    Mar 02, 2017 Events

    Monroe sales conference and Salesman Of The…

    Monroe just had thier local aftermarket sales conference where the 2016 salesman of the year award was presented to Juan Olivier (District Manager Pretoria, North West and Botswana) for the third year in a row. more
    Editor 717
  • Standard Bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - February 2017
    Mar 02, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Standard Bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle…

    “Despite new passenger vehicles sales remaining under pressure in the short to medium term, commercial vehicles sales are showing good signs of recovery, a promising sign for the economy. Export sales have had a slow start with less than a… more
    Editor 263
  • NAAMSA Comment on the February, 2017 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Mar 02, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    NAAMSA Comment on the February, 2017 South…

    Please note: BMW SA, with effect from 1st February, 2017, will report one aggregate sales number in respect of passenger car sales in the South African Market. BMW SA will review its decision provided all reporting companies report new vehicle sales… more
    NAAMSA 339
  • Storytelling inspires young minds to turn waste into worth
    Mar 01, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Storytelling inspires young minds to turn…

    From storytelling and interactive exhibitions, to poetry sessions, musical acts and film screenings, the REDISA-sponsored Puku Story Festival held in Grahamstown from 21-26 February 2017 presented an array of educational activities to promote… more
    Editor 310
  • Roads pave the ways for interconnectivity
    Mar 01, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Roads pave the ways for interconnectivity

    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
    Editor 303
  • New Goodyear Ultra-High Performance Tyre Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 chosen for Porsche Panamera
    Mar 01, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    New Goodyear Ultra-High Performance Tyre…

    Goodyear proudly announces that the new Ultra-High Performance tyre Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 has been accredited with original equipment fitments on the new Porsche Panamera. The tyre, developed to meet the needs of powerful sedan and sports car… more
    Editor 283
  • Honda Announces New Research and Development Structure to Take Responsibility for
    Mar 01, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Honda Announces New Research and Development…

    Honda to establish R&D Center X TOKYO, Japan, February 2017 - Honda R&D Co., Ltd., the R&D subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., today announced plans to create "R&D Center X," a new research and development operation within the company, which will… more
    Editor 293
  • Second Discovery Sport Industry Awards Nomination for Jaguar Simola Hillclimb  #JaguarSHC
    Mar 01, 2017 Events

    Second Discovery Sport Industry Awards…

    Jaguar Simola Hillclimb nominated for second year in a row Shortlisted once again for ‘Best Live Experience’, and for ‘Cutting Edge Sport Award’ Recognised as one of South Africa’s top sporting events, amongst the very best in the business The… more
    Editor 631
  • MEYLE chosen by Morgan as tier 1 supplier
    Mar 01, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE chosen by Morgan as tier 1 supplier

    Hamburg manufacturer MEYLE is supplying steering and suspension parts to Great Britain's most exclusive car maker An alliance for top-level quality OE partnership synergies to benefit Aftermarket customers Starting in January 2016, Hamburg-based… more
    Editor 299
  • Buffett:”And then what”?
    Mar 01, 2017 On the Cees

    Buffett:”And then what”?

    The immediate future of the 10-yr US Treasury bond, currently yielding 2.3%, is very important for the next US and global act. Will it drop further, hang around present levels or rise decisively through next year? And what would do it? Warren… more
    Cees Bruggemans 271
  • Merry Christmas to the British Royal Household: CharterWay delivering a royal Christmas tree to the Queen
    Feb 28, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Merry Christmas to the British Royal…

    From Coburg to Windsor Castle: Mercedes-Benz CharterWay delivering a stylish festive ambience all the way from Germany Present for Her Majesty: The British royal family's Christmas celebrations include a magnificent fir tree from the Saxe-Coburg and… more
    Editor 257
  • Open Letter: Whites: take up the challenge
    Feb 28, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Open Letter: Whites: take up the challenge…

    'Whites' – a human phenomenon with a unique connotation in South Africa – is not a homogeneous entity; they are a very diverse group. Among them are the rich and the poor; from very rich to very poor. They fit into all the status strata in society,… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 369
  • New Klerksdorp Store is Tiger Wheel & Tyre's 100th!
    Feb 28, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    New Klerksdorp Store is Tiger Wheel & Tyre's…

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre is back with a bang in Klerksdorp! A brand new and better-than-ever store has opened at the Matlosana Mall Precinct at 151 Joe Slovo Drive, Klerksdorp. Of particular note, is that this is also the 100th store for South Africa's… more
    Editor 323
  • Automotive sector transformation agenda driven at NAACAM Show
    Feb 28, 2017 Events

    Automotive sector transformation agenda…

    Increased participation by black owned suppliers in the country's automotive sector and greater use of local components will be major themes of National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) Show incorporating the… more
    Editor 682
  • The Year of Europe
    Feb 28, 2017 On the Cees

    The Year of Europe Cees Bruggemans …

    Whereas 2016 was the Year of Brexit, only within four months to be superseded as the Year of Trump, 2017 looks likely to be the Year of Europe. Not that Brexit or Trump are fading, if anything Trump’s intensity hasn't yet peaked. Europe, however, is… more
    Cees Bruggemans 278
  • Nissan ‘drives miracles’ through major fundraising initiative
    Feb 28, 2017 Events

    Nissan ‘drives miracles’ through major…

    Nissan South Africa handed over the keys of a brand new Nissan Qashqai to the lucky first-place winner of the Miracle Drive on February 21. The car manufacturer served as the lead benefactor of the fundraising initiative for the 27th year in a row,… more
    Editor 1343
  • Mixed signals
    Feb 28, 2017 On the Cees

    Mixed signals...

    US and European growth appears to be gradually firming. Chinese performance appears to be stabilising. Commodity prices remain well supported compared to a year ago, lifting producer prospects. SA growth talk remains to the upside, even though its… more
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  • SKF Universal CV Boots, Boot Clamps and Driveline Tools
    Feb 24, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Universal CV Boots, Boot Clamps and…

    The most complete repair solution for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. Using the highest quality stretchy rubber compound, SKF universal boot kits are all you’ll ever need! Click here to get more information on the range that SKF offer.… more
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  • Fuel breather as oil sinks, Rand firms
    Feb 24, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel breather as oil sinks, Rand firms

    Rand strength, and a retreat of international petroleum prices, have combined to produce a surprise drop in fuel prices at the end of February. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel… more
    Automobile Association 311
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 24/02/2017
  • AA urges drivers to be extra vigilant in bad weather
    Feb 24, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    AA urges drivers to be extra vigilant in bad…

    The bad weather affecting many parts of South Africa will require extra vigilance from motorists, and a renewed commitment from all drivers to obey the rules of the road, the Automobile Association (AA) said. “There are a lot of wet, even icy, roads… more
    Editor 279
  • NAACAM commends Minister Gordhan on the delivery of the 2017 budget
    Feb 24, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    NAACAM commends Minister Gordhan on the…

    NAACAM commends Minister Gordhan on the delivery of the 2017 budget under what is still a very challenging economic environment. Reflecting on the budget speech yesterday, the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers… more
    Editor 287
  • Hiroto Saikawa Co-CEO and Representative Director, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Feb 24, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Hiroto Saikawa appointed as Nissan Chief…

    Carlos Ghosn to continue to serve as Chairman of Nissan’s Board of Directors At the recommendation of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn, the Nissan Board of Directors has decided that as of April 1, 2017, Hiroto Saikawa… more
    Editor 310
  • NAACAM SHOW: Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Chris de Kock, the CEO of WesBank
    Feb 23, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    The future of buying cars is no longer the…

    “Personalised solutions are what car buyers are looking for in the purchasing process nowadays,” according to Chris de Kock, the CEO of WesBank, the leading vehicle and asset finance house in South Africa. He was delivering the opening address at… more
    Editor 317
  • Increases to fuel and RAF levies a blow to SA consumers
    Feb 23, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Increases to fuel and RAF levies a blow to…

    The announcement by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan that an additional 30 cents/litre is to be added to the general fuel levy for the second year in a row, and that an additional nine cents a litre is to be added to the Road Accident Fund (RAF)… more
    Automobile Association 320
  • Goodyear Recognised by Fortune as World's Most Admired Tyremaker
    Feb 23, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear Recognised by Fortune as World's…

    Most-admired tyremaker for five straight years Tops key global tyre competitors in innovation and quality Most-admired U.S.-based company in Motor Vehicle Parts category Goodyear, for the fifth year in a row, has been recognised as the world's most… more
    Editor 286
  • Naamsa media release on the 2017 / 2018 budget
    Feb 23, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    NAAMSA media release on the 2017 / 2018…

    Commenting on the budget proposals announced today by the Minister of Finance, Dr Pravin Gordhan, in Parliament – the President of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) – Mr Mike Whitfield said that the budget… more
    Editor 304
  • get\Worth launch – taking the hassle out of car buying and selling
    Feb 23, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    get\Worth launch – taking the hassle out of…

    A new entrant in the motor sales sector will be shaking up the traditional customer experience by providing consumers with informed decisions that ensure vehicles, or other assets, are bought and sold for what they are really worth. Launching next… more
    Editor 402
  • Transition dynamics
    Feb 22, 2017 On the Cees

    Transition dynamics #CeesBruggemans…

    The past 100 years have witnessed two great societal experiments globally: (1) the systematic attempt to forcibly replace decentralised market capitalism and its increasingly democratic polity with a centrally/command socialist economy and its… more
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  • Six ways to navigate the rainy season on our roads
    Feb 22, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Six ways to navigate the rainy season on our…

    By Tony Minnie, Director: Aftersales Nissan and Sub-Sahara Rosslyn, South Africa, It’s become an unfortunate reality that South African roads are a hazardous places to be. In December road accidents increased by a staggering 17% compared to the same… more
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  • 2017 Bridgestone 4X4 Club Challenge kicks off
    Feb 22, 2017 Events

    2017 Bridgestone 4X4 Club Challenge kicks…

    Bridgestone's 4x4 Club Challenge, which started life in 2007 with a small field of diehard off-road enthusiasts, is this year celebrating its tenth year of competition. The 2017 series is split into four qualifying rounds followed by several more… more
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  • Yellow lane driving debunked
    Feb 22, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Yellow lane driving debunked

    There is a common perception amongst motorists that cars have right of way over trucks. Unfortunately, many motorists believe truck drivers are obligated to move out of the way of faster vehicles. This results in an expectation that truck drivers… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 342
  • Nissan signs actor Margot Robbie as its first electric vehicle ambassador
    Feb 22, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan signs actor Margot Robbie as its…

    Suicide Squad and The Wolf of Wall Street actor revealed as the new face of Nissan's electric vehicle and zero emission program In first mini-movie, Robbie takes Nissan BladeGlider for a midnight spin around Monaco as company moves to attract new… more
    Editor 312
  • Digital transformation is exciting – Embrace IT!
    Feb 22, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Digital transformation is exciting – Embrace…

    “Disruptive forces are shaping all aspects of the world today; how should we respond?” This clarion call from world renowned futurist, Dr Graeme Codrington, certainly got the attention of the large group of motor industry people who met at the… more
    Editor 309
  • Crossing the “heh,heh” Rubicon
    Feb 22, 2017 On the Cees

    Crossing the “heh,heh” Rubicon Cees…

    In the hey days of the Roman Republic, no general was allowed to bring his troops into Rome. The river Rubicon was the red line in the sand. Julius Caesar chucked all that, and the place was never the same again. The old White SA nationalists, when… more
    Cees Bruggemans 328
  • Better life, wear from new Firestone trailer tyre
    Feb 22, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    Better life, wear from new Firestone trailer…

    Bridgestone South Africa's commercial arm has announced the introduction of a new heavy duty vehicle tyre designed especially for trailers and semi-trailers. The Firestone FT505 Trailer-only General Use Tyre has been optimised for free-rolling axles… more
    Editor 423
  • MEYLE gains International Preferred ATR Supplier (IPAS) status
    Feb 22, 2017 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE gains International Preferred ATR…

    ATR international trade cooperation is proud to award MEYLE the International Preferred ATR Supplier (IPAS) status MEYLE offers added value thanks to in-house product development, production and services Premium-quality MEYLE HD steering and… more
    Editor 283
  • 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 303
  • 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 371
  • 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 286
  • 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 323
  • 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 295
  • 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 307
  • 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 331
  • 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
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  • 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 822
  • 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 319
  • 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 329
  • 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 296
  • 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 348
  • 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 310
  • 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 695
  • 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 297
  • 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 298
  • 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 344
  • 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 314
  • 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 400
  • 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 298
  • 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 796
  • 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 434
  • 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 305
  • 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 335
  • 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 373
  • 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 301
  • 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 796
  • 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 368
  • 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 284
  • 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 307
  • 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 329
  • 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 522
  • 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 293
  • NAACAM SHOW: Travel Arrangements
    Feb 14, 2017 Events

    NAACAM SHOW: Travel Arrangements

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  • 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 320
  • 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 312
  • 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 291
  • 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 329
  • 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 306
  • 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 736
  • 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 650
  • 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 379
  • 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 379
  • 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 524
  • 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 372
  • 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 306
  • 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 313
  • 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 331
  • 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 672
  • 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 326
  • 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 318
  • 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
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  • 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 887
  • 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 407
  • 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 411
  • 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 341
  • 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 406
  • 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 741
  • 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 353
  • 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 420
  • 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 409
  • 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 350
  • 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 336
  • 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 921
  • 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 469
  • 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 357
  • 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 336
  • 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 406
  • 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 926
  • NAACAM Show Event Catalogue
    Feb 07, 2017 Events

    NAACAM Show Event Catalogue

    Editor 1332
  • 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 935
  • 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 402
  • 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 346
  • 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 402
  • 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 882
  • 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 1159
  • “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 370
  • 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 416
  • 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 832
  • 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 829
  • 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 434
  • 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 364
  • 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 380
  • 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 420
  • 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 365
  • 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 354
  • 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 371
  • 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 387
  • 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 353
  • 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 368
  • 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 367
  • 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 371
  • 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 935
  • 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 854
  • 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 375
  • 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 366
  • 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 956
  • 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 327
  • 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 830
  • 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 396
  • 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 374
  • 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 425
  • 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 901
  • 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 459
  • 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 429
  • 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 346
  • 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 388
  • 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 430
  • 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 894
  • 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 392
  • 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 434
  • 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 834
  • 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 1249
  • 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 463
  • 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 468
  • 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 402
  • 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 480
  • 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 392
  • 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 443
  • 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 392
  • 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 418
  • 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 460
  • 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 507
  • 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 451
  • 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 1680
  • 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 1447
  • 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 418
  • 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 1106
  • 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 381
  • 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 475
  • 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 435
  • 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 1036
  • 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 456
  • 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 375
  • 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 395
  • 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 423
  • 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 538
  • 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 470
  • 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 487
  • 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 378
  • NAACAM SHOW BOOK ONLINE
    Jan 20, 2017 Events

    NAACAM SHOW BOOK ONLINE

    Editor 2106
  • 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 1488
  • 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 523
  • 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 393
  • 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 510