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  • Leading in China, Aiming for the world!
    Jan 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Leading in China, Aiming for the world!

    HAVAL global cumulative sales have exceeded 5 Million units. On January 13, with the theme of "Leading in China, Aiming for the world", the HAVAL Global 5-million-sales Celebration Ceremony and Global Strategic Conference was held at the HAVAL R&D… more
  • Sheldon van der Linde completes 2019 BMW DTM driver line-up as the first South African in the DTM.
    Jan 18, 2019 Motorsport

    Sheldon van der Linde completes 2019 BMW DTM…

    Sheldon van der Linde (RSA) will make his DTM debut with BMW Motorsport in 2019, completing the BMW driver line-up. He will be 19 years and 356 days old when the season gets underway at Hockenheim on 5th May 2019, just 45 days older than BMW works… more
  • SAICA advises SGBs: Don't appoint an auditor before reading this
    Jan 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    SAICA advises SGBs: Don't appoint an auditor…

    There is confusion around who can audit financial statements of a public school and what kind of engagement they must perform. The South African Schools Act (SASA) requires that the governing body of a public school must appoint a person registered… more
  • C-Class reigns supreme! Top 10 most searched for vehicles in South Africa
    Jan 18, 2019 Motoring

    C-Class reigns supreme! Top 10 most searched…

    The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has soared to the top of the vehicle pops, beating the BMW 3 Series which falls in to fourth spot. While this is undoubtedly interesting, the second and third most wanted vehicles – the Toyota Hilux and Volkswagen Polo –… more
  • The internal combustion engine counterbalanced truck S25 of the Clark S-Series qualified for the finals of the IFOY Awards 2019 in the
    Jan 18, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Clark S-Series is nominated for the IFOY…

    The finalists for this year's IFOY Award (International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year) have been selected. Among them is Clark Europe with a forklift of the S-Series. The internal combustion engine counterbalanced truck S25 qualified… more
  • Rockwell Automation technologies optimise tyre processing plant
    Jan 18, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Rockwell Automation technologies optimise…

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

    Another year of awful festive road death…

    Automobile Association says road deaths are a national crisis The grim festive season road fatality statistics are a national disaster and a sad indictment of the total disregard road users have for their own and other peoples’ lives on our… more
  • Dakar Rally 2019 – Second place for Nani Roma
    Jan 18, 2019 Motorsport

    Dakar Rally 2019 – Second place for Nani Roma

    Six MINI crews complete Dakar 2019 – five inside the top ten. MINI John Cooper Works Rally crew of Joan ‘Nani’ Roma and co-driver Tom Colsoul secure second place overall. Carlos Sainz in a MINI John Cooper Works Buggy wins the closing stage of… more
  • Gilbert rides Husqvarna into Dakar top 20
    Jan 18, 2019 Motorsport

    Gilbert rides Husqvarna into Dakar top 20

    Multiple former South African Cross Country Moto champion and Dakar debutant, Pretoria’s Kenny Gilbert has ridden his Husqvarna to nineteenth overall and second among the epic race’s two-wheeler rookies. Gilbert was ecstatic with his first result in… more
  • Historic win for local team as SA bikers take rookie 1-2
    Jan 18, 2019 Motorsport

    Historic win for local team as SA bikers…

    This Dakar Race Report is brought to you by Husqvarna Motorcycles SA, Shameer Variawa Racing and Red Lined Motoring Adventures. Qatari Nasser Al Attiyah has won the 2019 Dakar Rally driving a South African-built Gazoo Racing Toyota Hilux, while two… more
  • Autoboys brings world’s best windshield repair tool to SA
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Autoboys brings world’s best windshield…

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

    Informal motor businesses get a boost

    Around 60 informal businesses in the motor sector will be exposed to training and mentoring with the aim to become formal, accredited businesses in three years. This is the latest transformation project spearheaded by the Retail Motor Industry… more
  • Dakar Rally 2019 – Stage 09, Pisco - Pisco
    Jan 17, 2019 Motorsport

    Dakar Rally 2019 – Stage 09, Pisco - Pisco

    MINI John Cooper Works Rally crew Joan ‘Nani’ Roma / Alex Haro complete Stage 9 in second to maintain second in the overall ranking. Five MINI crews finish inside the top ten. Stéphane Peterhansel retires from Stage 9 due to racing incident. The… more
  • Want a second-hand car but short on cash?
    Jan 17, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Want a second-hand car but short on cash?

    You may be considering buying a second-hand car this year. But with the economy as it is and the cost of living rising, you need to look into car financing options. But where to start? “Traditionally, South Africans have leaned towards bank… more
  • Hailstorm leaves motorists diving for cover
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Hailstorm leaves motorists diving for cover

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

    ZF Aftermarket Expands TRW Corner Module…

    TRW adds an additional 214 SKUs to its Branded Corner Module product ranges in the fourth quarter, rounding out 2018 with over 670 new parts added in total 2018 range extensions further expand TRW’s line of OE-quality products for braking, steering… more
  • Conventional small
    Jan 17, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Conventional small "Bakkie" or pick-up VS.…

    South Africa has traditionally been 'bakkie crazy' - and many of us grew up with some or the other 'bakkie' in the driveway. Many businesses requiring a versatile workhorse or delivery vehicle, would own a sub-one tonner 'bakkie' or two as part of… more
  • National minimum wage bill exemption regulations
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    National minimum wage bill exemption…

    Dear NEASA employer The Minister of Labour has promulgated the regulations pertaining to applications for exemptions from the National Minimum Wage. Employers may apply for an exemption, through an online system, of a maximum of 10% of the current… more
  • Alliance Ventures invests in Tekion, the next-gen digital cloud platform for automotive retail
    Jan 17, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Alliance Ventures invests in Tekion, the…

    Investment in US provider of dealership software systems marks a new commitment for digital consumer experience in first year of corporate venture capital fund. Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has… more
  • Women in tech: the female CEOs leading the way
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Women in tech: the female CEOs leading the…

    We have analysed all of the Fortune 500 female CEOs to find out what it takes to be a successful woman in some of the biggest companies in the world. From their education to how old they were when they became CEO, we reveal the characteristics of… more
  • Panda Cross wins the Crossover category at the 4X4 Magazine
    Jan 17, 2019 Motoring

    Panda Cross wins the Crossover category at…

    Crossover category win for Panda Cross at the 4x4 Magazine Awards for the second year in a row. Fiat Panda Cross has been praised by a panel of 4x4 experts for its engines, off-road capability and entertaining drive. The Fiat Panda Cross has once… more
  • BASF co-founds global Alliance to End Plastic Waste
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    BASF co-founds global Alliance to End…

    Nearly 30 companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain commit over $1.0 billion to help end plastic waste in the environment BASF supports the Alliance to End Plastic Waste to drive solutions that help to solve the world’s plastic… more
  • The new BMW 7 Series
    Jan 17, 2019 Motoring

    The new BMW 7 Series

    World premiere for the new BMW 7 Series: Premium carmaker BMW sharpens the profile of its flagship luxury-class models. New exterior design exudes significantly greater presence and elegant precision. New interior appointments create refined,… more
  • Richard Green,  National Director of SAMBRA
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ensuring sustainability in motor body repairs

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

    Afro-socialists are the cause of black…

    “Black man, you are on your own.” – S Biko What did Biko mean when he said this? Did he mean that putting people with a black skin colour in power would automatically solve all our problems? I look around this continent and although I see black… more
  • The MINI 60 Years Edition.
    Jan 17, 2019 Motoring

    The MINI 60 Years Edition

    MINI celebrates the brand’s 60th anniversary with an exclusive design model Specific design features for the exterior and interior emphasise the authentic background and agile character of the original in the small car segment Special edition as… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 15 January 2019
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 15 January 2019

    MasterTips: Three factors driving fleets Safety, sustainability and fuel-efficiency are the three factors that create synergy within your fleet. MasterTest: Sam says it’s litres ahead The Suzuki Swift is a worthy contender in the compact car… more
  • Five top auto tech trends for 2019
    Jan 17, 2019 Motoring

    Five top auto tech trends for 2019

    By Jeff Osborne, Head of Key Accounts Gumtree SA. Cars and technology go together so much these days that the high profile Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas in January, was recently named one of the top ten auto shows in the USA. Many of… more
  • Volvo Cars SUV line-up helps them celebrate successes in 2018
    Jan 17, 2019 Motoring

    Volvo Cars SUV line-up helps them celebrate…

    Volvo enjoys local and global sales success The company bags numerous awards The XC40 is named 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year finalist Volvo Cars had nothing short of an exceptional 2018! The company clocked up record sales both here… more
  • George Old Car Show 9 – 10 February 2019 - Sell your old car
    Jan 17, 2019 Motoring

    George Old Car Show 9 – 10 February 2019 -…

    The 23rd George Old Car Show, driven by Oakhurst Insurance Company, will take place on 9 – 10 February 2019 for the last time on the premises of PW Botha collage. The show will move to Glenwood House Private School in 2020. This year’s Show will… more
  • Automotive Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR) 2019 expands on special zones and introduces first ever German Pavilion
    Jan 17, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automotive Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR)…

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

    ZF Aftermarket Announces Mark Cali as Head…

    ZF Aftermarket announces the appointment of Mark Cali to Head of the Independent Aftermarket for the United States and Canada. Cali will be responsible for growing the aftermarket sales and expanding product distribution throughout the region. He… more
  • #VWDriveDry is committed to driving pledges despite controversy
    Jan 17, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    #VWDriveDry is committed to driving pledges…

    While some have shared their outrage and others have shared their support for the #VWDriveDry campaign, Volkswagen and Drive Dry are asking the public who 'will share their pledge?' The #VWDriveDry campaign has been trending in the media and on… more
  • Dakar Rally 2019 – Stage 08, San Juan de Marcona - Pisco
    Jan 17, 2019 Motorsport

    Dakar Rally 2019 – Stage 08, San Juan de…

    MINI John Cooper Works Rally crew of Joan ‘Nani’ Roma / Alex Haro move up to second in the overall ranking. Four MINI crews complete Stage 8 inside the top ten. Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski / Tom Colsoul finish third in stage. Stage 8 was also known as… more
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa leads the local passenger car market for the 8th consecutive year
    Jan 16, 2019 Motoring

    Volkswagen Group South Africa leads the…

    Volkswagen brand topped the South African passenger car market with a 19.8% market share Polo Vivo and Polo continued to be South Africa's best-selling passenger cars Audi achieved 17% market share in the premium segment Volkswagen Group South… more
  • Fuel price set for further drops
    Jan 16, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fuel price set for further drops

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

    MAHLE Brexit reminder

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

    Heatwave hits – how to stop your car…

    This summer has been one of the hottest ever experienced in many parts of the country with temperatures often about 30 degrees. With temperatures this high, it’s inevitable that many of us will have to deal with a car overheating. “While it is rare… more
  • The NSK load detection device can wirelessly transmit the cargo weight to an on-board system or mobile phone
    Jan 16, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    NSK develops world´s first hydraulic load…

    In a world-first, NSK has developed a load detection device that prevents the overloading of commercial vehicles and improves safety. Offering easy fitment to the suspension of vans, light trucks and other commercial vehicles, the device enables… more
  • Hyundai Reveals New Technology to Assist Hearing-Impaired Drivers
    Jan 16, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Hyundai Reveals New Technology to Assist…

    Innovative technology translates sounds into visual and touch-based signals for drivers Uses artificial intelligence to analyze noise outside the car, also collects vehicle sensor data Information relayed via pictograms on the head-up display and… more
  • Ctrack launches ultra compact tracking devices
    Jan 16, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ctrack launches ultra compact tracking…

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

    Jason Cleghorn to head up Marketing &…

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

    How to protect your car battery from high…

    Summer is in the air and if you’re planning on getting some sun, it’s important to remember that your car battery doesn’t share your love for the heat. While extreme cold temperatures are known to reduce engine starting performance, sweltering… more
  • Tata on the up
    Jan 16, 2019 Motoring

    Tata on the up

    Recent improvements to dealer, parts and service networks – with a view to maximising vehicle uptime – have contributed to increased sales this year for Tata and Daewoo trucks, says Len Brand, CEO of Tata Africa Holdings Limited. Vehicle uptime is a… more
  • International Passion for Speed events at Zwartkops set to excite
    Jan 16, 2019 Motorsport

    International Passion for Speed events at…

    More information has become available about this year's Passion for Speed motorsport extravaganza at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria on February 1, 2 and 3. The international event, to be held for the 18th time, will highlight four periods of… more
  • 2019 SACCS calendar
    Jan 16, 2019 Motorsport

    2019 SACCS calendar

    Mpumalanga 400 will set the ball rolling in 2019 Cross Country motor racing championship The 2018 Award winning Mpumalanga 400 hosted in the tourist mecca of Dullstroom for the first time last year will again set the ball rolling when the 2019 South… more
  • Another good day at the Dakar for Kenny
    Jan 16, 2019 Motorsport

    Another good day at the Dakar for Kenny

    South African two-wheel Dakar Star Kenny Gilbert was in his stride through the 2019 Dakar Rally’s 359km Day 8 jaunt over the dunes around the Peruvian town of Pisco. The start was foggy, but the temperature soon rose to 40°C as Pretoria rider… more
  • Al Attiyah leads by 46 minutes; 2 days to race
    Jan 16, 2019 Motorsport

    Al Attiyah leads by 46 minutes; 2 days to…

    This Dakar Race Report is brought to you by Husqvarna Motorcycles SA, Shameer Variawa Racing and Red Lined Motoring Adventures. Tuesday’s eighth of ten Dakar 2019 stages ran up Peru’s desert coast from San Juan de Marcona to Pisco as the race headed… more
  • Fifth in Dakar class for Variawa, Bodhanya
    Jan 15, 2019 Motorsport

    Fifth in Dakar class for Variawa, Bodhanya

    South Africa's Dakar Rally rookie heroes Shameer Variawa and Zaheer Bodhanya enjoyed their first relatively clean day of the race as they powered home fifth in class on Monday’s stage 7 jaunt around the dunes of San Juan de Marcona. It was not all… more
  • India’s leading aftermarket trade fair is only a month away. Register now.
    Jan 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    India’s leading aftermarket trade fair is…

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

    Bold campaign encourages South Africans to…

    As a first of its kind, the ground-breaking campaign partnered with Drive Dry and South African hip-hop artist, Nomuzi Mabena to combat drinking and driving behaviours Volkswagen in partnership with Drive Dry is urging South Africans to celebrate… more
  • Co-founders William Miller & Renaldo de Jager
    Jan 15, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    What is your car worth?

    There are many factors that determine the value of a vehicle. If you’re wondering what your car is worth, there is no one answer that could apply to every vehicle. Even if you’re looking at 10 vehicles of the exact same make and model, there are… more
  • Fidelity SecureDrive hits the fleet market offering a safer, smarter and more connected fleet experience
    Jan 15, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Fidelity SecureDrive hits the fleet market…

    Fidelity SecureDrive, the latest offering from Fidelity Security, is set to cause waves in the vehicle tracking and telematics market. Wahl Bartmann, Group CEO of Fidelity Security, says moving into this segment made perfect sense for Fidelity -… more
  • 522 kW Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: The Most Powerful and Quickest SUV Ever
    Jan 15, 2019 Motoring

    522 kW Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: The…

    Most powerful SUV ever: Supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine delivers 522 kW and 875 Nm of torque Quickest production SUV ever: 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds, quarter mile in 11.6 seconds and top speed of 290 km/h Upgraded TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic… more
  • Continental Pioneers Tire Tests With Self-Driving Test Vehicles
    Jan 15, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Continental Pioneers Tire Tests With…

    Any tire test track can now be driven without a driver Automation allows for improved processes and more conclusive results Driverless tire tests based on prototypes of Continental's automated Cruising Chauffeur Continental Executive Board member… more
  • Cat and mouse with three days to go
    Jan 15, 2019 Motorsport

    Dakar - Cat and mouse with three days to go

    This Dakar Race Report is brought to you by Husqvarna Motorcycles SA, Shameer Variawa Racing and Red Lined Motoring Adventures. Monday’s seventh Dakar Rally stage comprised a 323km jaunt across the dunes around San Juan de Marcona already carved up… more
  • BMW Group remains world’s leading premium automotive company in 2018
    Jan 15, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    BMW Group remains world’s leading premium…

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

    NAACAM Show 2019: Foreign investors,…

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

    Check out your new year gift, AMR 2019…

    Pre-register and get exclusive gifts Are you ready to discover a whole series of automotive aftermarket innovations and take advantage of networking opportunities and free seminars? AMR 2019 is the place to make this all happen. Save the date and… more
  • Day 6: The official rest day and halfway point of Dakar 2019.
    Jan 14, 2019 Motorsport

    Day 6: The official rest day and halfway…

    Stéphane Peterhansel and his MINI John Cooper Works Buggy retain second place overall after Stage 5. Six MINI crews finish Stage 5 before Dakar officials stop the race due to severe fog. Five MINI crews inside the top ten after first five stages of… more
  • Shameer, Zaheer ready to race to finish
    Jan 14, 2019 Motorsport

    Shameer, Zaheer ready to race to finish

    Shameer, Zaheer ready to race to finish South Africa’s Dakar Rally rookie heroes Shameer Variawa and Zaheer Bodhanya are still in the race in spite of a chaotic second half of the marathon stage on Friday. The SVR Red Lined Nissan Navara duo was one… more
  • Partinform Kimberley
    Jan 14, 2019 Partinform

    Partinform Kimberley

    By Austin Gamble Striking it Lucky at the Horseshoe Inn I may be digging myself a big hole, but I do believe that the final Partinform show for 2018, held at the Horseshoe Inn in Kimberley on 10 October 2018, was the most vibrant of the year The… more
  • Partinform Richards Bay
    Jan 14, 2019 Partinform

    Partinform Richards Bay

    Taking Nuggets of Knowledge to Northern KwaZulu-Natal The Automotive Components Trade Show, popularly known as Partinform, made its way to the northern KwaZulu-Natal town of Richards Bay on 20 June 2018. Held at the Richards Bay Country Club in the… more
  • Partinform Polokwane
    Jan 14, 2019 Partinform

    Partinform Polokwane

    By Austin Gamble Partinform Punts Safety and High Quality Quality branded automotive components equates to roadworthy cars and roadworthy cars equate to road safety, and thus it was appropriate that the Partinform Automotive Components Trade Show… more
  • Partinform Rustenburg
    Jan 14, 2019 Partinform

    Partinform Rustenburg

    By Austin Gamble Partinform Goes Platinum During the week that South African athletes were harvesting gold, silver and bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games, the Partinform Automotive Components Trade Show was going platinum at the Heuwelzicht… more
  • Bethlehem on the Rise
    Jan 14, 2019 Partinform

    Bethlehem on the Rise

    Bethlehem is a fast growing town in the eastern Free State province of South Africa, and thus served as a good place for the Partinform roadshow to kick-off off its 2018 calendar Serving as a focal point in a big wheat growing area, and named after… more
  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 2
    Jan 11, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 22, No. 2

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

    Communication following the release of…

    Reuters News Agency has divulged personal data relating to Ms. Mouna Sepehri, Executive Vice President, Office of the CEO of Groupe Renault. Groupe Renault wishes to reiterate that: The latest update on the ongoing review process relating to the… more
  • Dakar dice of the giants
    Jan 11, 2019 Motorsport

    Dakar dice of the giants

    Attiyah, Peterhansel & Loeb fight it out Thursday's fourth stage Dakar race was always going to be one of cat and mouse with the 405km stage being the first half of the 2-day marathon stage with no service assistance at the split bivouacs for cars… more
  • FLIR Launches Second Generation Thermal Camera for Self-Driving Cars and New Thermal Handheld for Automotive Repair
    Jan 11, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    FLIR Launches Second Generation Thermal…

    Company Unveils Self-Driving Test Vehicle Featuring Automatic Emergency Breaking Enabled by Thermal Cameras FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced two thermal imaging cameras for the automotive industry, its next-generation thermal vision… more
  • BMW Group delivers over 140,000 electrified vehicles in 2018
    Jan 11, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group delivers over 140,000 electrified…

    Electrified vehicles sales up 38.4% year-on-year BMW Group European market leader in electromobility Krüger: Once again, we’ve achieved our ambitious target Company set to continue leading role in technology innovation 500,000 BMW Group e-vehicles… more
  • Bryden Morton, B.Com (Hons) Economics, Executive Director
    Jan 11, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Looking Back on 2018 through the Eyes of the…

    As we sit at our desks and get ready for the year ahead it is important to reflect on the year that was - were we as South Africans better or worse off in 2018. This can be a monumental task given the wealth of data that is available in the economy.… more
  • Hyundai’s Walking Car Concept is a Highlight of CES 2019
    Jan 11, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Hyundai’s Walking Car Concept is a Highlight…

    Elevate concept is designed as the world’s first Ultimate Mobility Vehicle Combines EV technology with robotics to drive, walk or climb over obstacles Part of Hyundai’s future mobility roadmap to create freedom in mobility Hyundai’s Elevate ‘walking… more
  • InspectaCar Introduces Important Life-Saving Initiative
    Jan 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    InspectaCar Introduces Important Life-Saving…

    According to research carried out by the American Automobile Association, safety belts and child car seats are the most effective devices in preventing serious injuries and deaths in vehicle crashes. The research goes on to state that seat belts and… more
  • Boycott South African Airways. Here’s why
    Jan 10, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Boycott South African Airways. Here’s why

    It is your patriotic duty to do so. If you are unpatriotic, it is your ethical duty. If you are unethical, it is your familial duty. If you have no family, it is your selfish duty. If you are a selfless hermit, fly SAA. Boycott SAA because it wastes… more
  • Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition to Premiere at Chicago Auto Show
    Jan 10, 2019 Motoring

    Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition to…

    Mazda Motor Corporation announced that it will showcase the world premiere of the Mazda MX-5 Roadster 30th Anniversary Edition at the Chicago Auto Show, open to the public February 9th to 18th 2019. Press days being the 7th and 8th February. The… more
  • Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Named FOUR WHEELER
    Jan 10, 2019 Motoring

    Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Named FOUR WHEELER…

    Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon recognized with esteemed award from leading off-road enthusiast publication FOUR WHEELER judges evaluated new models from several manufacturers to determine the Jeep Wrangler as "2019 SUV of the Year" Wrangler Rubicon models… more
  • Right to compensation central to protecting human rights
    Jan 10, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Right to compensation central to protecting…

    Government’s push to water down the constitutional protection for property rights in South Africa by amending the Constitution should shock everyone of whatever race or socio-economic background. Every South African who owns property will be in… more
  • Mazda Develops World's First Cold-Stamped Parts Using 1,310 MPa-Class High-Strength Steel
    Jan 10, 2019 Motoring

    Mazda Develops World's First Cold-Stamped…

    To be applied across the lineup starting from the all-new Mazda3, which the Southern Africa market can expect in the second half of 2019. Mazda Motor Corporation, working separately with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation and JFE Steel… more
  • Dakar Day 3 - Drama all-round on wild Wednesday
    Jan 10, 2019 Motorsport

    Dakar Day 3 - Drama all-round on wild…

    This Dakar Day 3 Report is brought to you by Husqvarna Motorcycles SA, Shameer Variawa Racing and Red Lined Motoring Adventures. Wednesday's 331km Dakar stage run through the arid wastes between San Juan de Marcona and Arequipa proved decisive as it… more
  • Mopar Joins the eCommerce World
    Jan 09, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mopar Joins the eCommerce World

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

    If SMMEs are key to economic growth, why are…

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

    THE TIRE COLOGNE: Starting signal for the…

    You can still book the "early bird offer" until 31 January 2019 and profit Only a good seven months have passed since the successful premiere of THE TIRE COLOGNE, but Koelnmesse and the German tire retailers and vulcanisation trade association (BRV)… more
  • 40 Days to go until Africa Energy Indaba!
    Jan 09, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    40 Days to go until Africa Energy Indaba!

    Kick off the New Year by registering to join the leading energy conference in Africa! Attend the main 2-day conference, or register for any of the fantastic side event conferences which are affiliated with the event. 2-Day Africa Energy Indaba… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 08 January 2019
    Jan 09, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 08 January 2019

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

    NAAMSA comment on the December 2018 monthly…

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  • CES 2019 - Continental’s Vision: Seamless Mobility Combines Autonomous Shuttles and Delivery Robots
    Jan 08, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    CES 2019 - Continental’s Vision: Seamless…

    At CES 2019, Continental will demonstrate a seamless approach to goods delivery with the help of delivery robots and driverless vehicles This holistic delivery concept increases availability, efficiency and safety in the goods and parcel delivery… more
  • McLaren Automotive announces record global sales
    Jan 08, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    McLaren Automotive announces record global…

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

    Sales of Steel Automotive Piston Rings to…

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

    Vulnerabilities in connected electric car…

    While modern electric vehicles are tested constantly for vulnerabilities, some of their essential accessories, such as the battery chargers, often remain neglected. Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered that electric vehicle (EV) chargers supplied… more
  • A guide to buying varsity student cars
    Jan 08, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    A guide to buying varsity student cars

    Around 200,000 young South Africans are starting university in 2019 and many of them are on the hunt for a car to get them around. Nunben Dixon, Head of Operations: Gumtree Auto, offers six clear pieces of advice for students (and their parents) who… more
  • Thule Gives The Jimny More Room To Manoeuvre
    Jan 08, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Thule Gives The Jimny More Room To Manoeuvre

    Owners of the funky (but very dinky) Suzuki Jimny will be pleased to know that there is a range of Thule products to expand the luggage capacity of South Africa’s cutest 4x4. Launched locally in November, the Jimny has captured the imagination of… more
  • Epic race gets under way in Peru
    Jan 08, 2019 Motorsport

    Epic race gets under way in Peru

    This Dakar Day 1 Report is brought to you by Husqvarna Motorcycles SA, Shameer Variawa Racing and Red Lined Motoring Adventures. 334 machines came under starter’s orders for the 41st Dakar Rally Monday morning in Peru, with a total of 541 crew… more
  • Interview: Stefan Juraschek, Vice President Development Electric-Powertrain.
    Jan 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Interview: Stefan Juraschek, Vice…

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  • BMW Group and Daimler AG plan next steps for joint mobility company. Competition authorities approve merger of mobility services.
    Jan 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group and Daimler AG plan next steps for…

    Making personal freedom the focus of sustainable urban mobility. Regulatory approval marks important milestone for joint venture The BMW Group and Daimler AG are planning the next steps for their joint mobility company, following approval by the… more
  • EEMS - the Entertainment and Energy Efficient Motorsport Conference
    Jan 07, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MIA maximises business growth opportunities…

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

    Easing the licensing process will lessen the…

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

    ACMA Automechanika New Delhi races ahead to…

    Leading 580 auto component manufacturers from 13 countries confirmed. Organisers expect another record-breaking opening in 2019 and high engagement with buyers and sellers from across the world. As ACMA Automechanika New Delhi edges closer to its… more
  • Focusing on the customer: the BMW Group’s digital ecosystem. In conversation with Dieter May, Senior Vice President Digital Products and Services
    Jan 07, 2019 Motoring

    Focusing on the customer: the BMW Group’s…

    The digital revolution is of tremendous importance for the automotive industry. The BMW Group was quick to recognise the direction of progress and is fully prepared for the challenge at hand thanks to BMW Connected and its ever-expanding digital… more
  • McLaren Automotive 2019 Driver Development Programme drivers with Mike Flewitt CEO
    Jan 07, 2019 Motorsport

    McLaren Automotive confirms rising British…

    James Dorlin, Jordan Collard and Josh Smith join Lewis Proctor for second year of McLaren Automotive Driver Development Programme (DDP) Programme devised to develop future racing talent in GT racing Drivers assessed via formal interviews, fitness… more
  • Groupe Renault and JMCG announce an agreement in Electric Vehicles in China
    Jan 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault and JMCG announce an…

    Groupe Renault will take a significant stake of JMEV, a Chinese pure EV player, today owned by JMCG. Groupe Renault and JMCG announced an agreement in EV on the fast-growing Chinese market, which represents today 50% of the worldwide EV market.… more
  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 expands on the use of commercial vehicles in Vietnam
    Jan 07, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 expands…

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

    Mitsubishi keeps you safe on the road - and…

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) and the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) have extended their 18-year partnership into the year-end holiday season with the ultimately dependable fleet of Mitsubishi 4x4 vehicles. "Search and rescue work… more
  • Peru's dune epic starts Monday
    Jan 04, 2019 Motorsport

    Peru's dune epic starts Monday

    This Dakar preview is brought to you by Husqvarna Motorcycles SA, Shameer Variawa Racing and Red Lined Motoring Adventures. It's all systems go for Dakar 2019 as crews gather in Lima in final preparation for the epic ten-day race through the dunes… more
  • Shammer, Zaheer all set for Dakar
    Jan 04, 2019 Motorsport

    Shammer, Zaheer all set for Dakar

    The butterflies are taking flight for Dakar rookies Shameer Variawa and Zaheer Bodhanya, who are in Peru and busy with final preparations for the epic race through the South American dunes in their proudly South African built SVR Red Lined T1 Nissan… more
  • Gilbert all set for Dakar 2019
    Jan 04, 2019 Motorsport

    Gilbert all set for Dakar 2019

    Multiple South African cross country motorcycle racing champion Kenny Gilbert is all set for the biggest race of his life when Dakar 2019 starts in Lima, Peru Monday 7 January. Gilbert, who takes his Dakar leap of faith next week, is already in Peru… more
  • The BMW Group Autonomous Driving Campus: the first 450 days.
    Jan 03, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The BMW Group Autonomous Driving Campus: the…

    Six questions for Elmar Frickenstein, Senior Vice President Automated Driving and Driver Assistance, BMW AG. In September 2017, you and your team moved to the Autonomous Driving Campus in Unterschleissheim. What prompted the BMW Group’s decision to… more
  • NAACAM Show 2019: Profiling Priority Sectors to Unlock Localisation Opportunities
    Jan 03, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Profiling Priority Sectors…

    The recently adopted South African Automotive Masterplan (SAAM) seeks to drive localisation and transformation in the local automotive sector, with the NAACAM Show 2019 positioned to be a key driver of its implementation. We have developed… more
  • Iconic and evocative photographic collection from motorsport images on display at Autosport International
    Jan 03, 2019 Motorsport

    Iconic and evocative photographic collection…

    Motorsport Images showcasing eye-catching prints from LAT Images, Sutton Images, Rainer Schlegelmilch, Ercole Colombo and Giorgio Piola collections at Autosport International Display provides a stunning insight into the history of motorsport through… more
  • Robert Middelman in his lovingly restored EMF
    Jan 03, 2019 Motoring

    Rare gem on show

    The 23rd George Old Car Show, driven by Oakhurst Insurance Company and which will take place on 9 – 10 February 2019, will focus on rare and exotic cars. Robert Middelmann of Botriver owns an Everitt, Metzger and Flanders, or EMF, which was… more
  • Fringe events at Automechanika Kuala Lumpur delve into commercial and passenger vehicle trends
    Jan 03, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fringe events at Automechanika Kuala Lumpur…

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

    ZF Aftermarket Technical Training Announces…

    Topics covered in webinars include transmission preparation, ADAS and hybrid technologies and transmission diagnostics The ZF Aftermarket Technical Training Department provides webinars in both English and Spanish. ZF Aftermarket announces dates for… more
  • Bruce McLaren’s winning legacy lives on with the ‘720S SPA 68’ three car collection by McLaren special operations
    Jan 02, 2019 Motorsport

    Bruce McLaren’s winning legacy lives on with…

    McLaren Brussels commissions three 720S supercars in MSO Bespoke Anniversary Orange to honour the McLaren’s first Formula 1 Grand Prix victory at Spa Fifty years since Bruce McLaren recorded his team’s first win at the Belgian Grand Prix in 1968… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 31 December 2018
    Jan 02, 2019 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 31 December 2018

    MasterTips: Holiday tips for towing Many people are leaving for their end-of-year breaks with trailers and caravans in tow. Effective towing requires additional skills as it affects acceleration, braking and manoeuvrability. It can also have tragic… more
  • By Jeff Osborne, Key Accounts: Gumtree Auto
    Dec 28, 2018 Motoring

    The big S.A. car trends for 2019

    The strong will get stronger. For all the wave of new brands and models which have brightened up the local market in the past two decades, the old favourites continue to be absolutely dominant. And, in an economy which will remain tough for a while… more
  • REGISTER TODAY: Meet the top leaders and best minds of the industry at ACMA Automechanika Seminar 2019
    Dec 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    REGISTER TODAY: Meet the top leaders and…

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

    New Year’s cheer as fuel price set to drop

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

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 51

    SEMA Industry Indicators: Pace of U.S. Economic Growth Slowing, But Outlook Remains Positive By Kyle Cheng “Good, but not great” sums up the economic news over the past month. The year closes with solid economic growth—a phenomenal year perhaps,… more
  • It's time to take some time out
    Dec 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    It's time to take some time out

    Introducing the Volkswagen Touareg Sabbatical, a three month time-out with limitless possibilities for one restless spirit. When you're young and free from the constraints of adulting, a 'gap year' can fly by in a haze of sunburnt selfies. But once… more
  • From left, Craig Uren IMSA Executive Officer Sales, Service and Marketing, Michael Sacke, IMSA MD and CEO, Donovan Murry, Bates Shelly Beach technician, Miles Swanepoel, Isuzu Truck Centre Cape Town technician, Wayne Osborne, IMSA General Manager, Training and Organisational Development and Stevan Smith, IMSA Field Service Engineer.
    Dec 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Isuzu truck technicians awarded top 6…

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

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 24 December 2018

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

    The end of 2018 Racing towards 2019

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

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 18 December 2018

    MasterTips: Too relaxed for a seatbelt? As many motorists set off for various holiday destinations in December, road safety experts can hope, with all the awareness campaigns circulating, that all passengers in vehicles will buckle up. MasterTest:… more
  • New Aston Martin Vantage GT3 takes first podium in Gulf 12 Hours
    Dec 20, 2018 Motorsport

    New Aston Martin Vantage GT3 takes first…

    Partner team Beechdean AMR secures third in end-of-season enduro Two Vantage GT3s in the top ten and all three make the distance New Vantage GT4 takes pole on its debut and shows class-winning pace Saturday 15 December, Abu Dhabi: Aston Martin’s new… more
  • Porsche duo dominate SA's oldest race
    Dec 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Porsche duo dominate SA's oldest race

    Bigfoot Express Porsche Carrera Cup teammates, Andrew Culbert and Sun Moodley made short work of South Africa's oldest motor race as Culbert stormed to a 31-second Border 100 victory over Moodley at the East London Grand Prix Circuit on Saturday.… more
  • TAKE NOTE EFF and LIKE MINDED
    Dec 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    TAKE NOTE EFF and LIKE MINDED

    What makes you think the country you envision will turn out differently? Just a reminder: Once you've broken it, it is nearly impossible to fix. 12-HOUR WAIT FOR ONE TANK OF FUEL AS ZIMBABWE CRISES DEEPENS Article by Brian Latham (Bloomberg),… more
  • Husqvarna SA star Gilbert set for Peru
    Dec 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Husqvarna SA star Gilbert set for Peru

    As far as racing dreams go, there can be little bigger than racing the Dakar and that is exactly what former triple overall SA Cross Country Motorcycle champion Kenny Gilbert has set out to do. Gilbert ended second in this year’s SA championship by… more
  • Epic 2019 race a true test of the dunes
    Dec 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Epic 2019 race a true test of the dunes

    Preview courtesy of Husqvarna Motorcycles SA, Shameer Variawa Racing and Red Lined Motoring Adventures. While some argue they should call it the Peru, Dakar 2019 is limbering up for a ten-day jaunt around the South American desert territory with… more
  • Variawa, Bodhanya ready for Peru epic
    Dec 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Variawa, Bodhanya ready for Peru epic

    The Dakar is a huge event for South Africans – quite possibly the most anticipated and closest-followed motor race, it captures local imagination like few other motorsport events can. Run in early January every year to satisfy the country’s… more
  • Despite Challenging Economic Conditions, Serious Consumer Credit Delinquency Rates in South Africa Generally Declining
    Dec 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Despite Challenging Economic Conditions,…

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

    AAPEX 2018 Print Advertising Campaign Wins…

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

    Ferrari owners kick off the festive season…

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

    5 steps for a clean cooling system – MEYLE…

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

    Top tips to avoid getting stuck in the…

    Travelling for the holidays? Well make sure you don’t find yourself stuck in the middle of nowhere by taking note of these five tips from Richard Green, Director of the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), a constituent… more
  • Elaine Jack - CID Manager of Sandton Central
    Dec 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Positive signals: Sandton Central’s roads…

    Sandton Central, South Africa’s business and lifestyle capital, has introduced new initiatives at its traffic signals that improve its streets for pedestrians, including those with impaired vision, and all other road users. Working closely with the… more
  • Signing of the memorandum of agreement - Left to right:  Hon. Molosiwa Molosiwa – Major Selebi Phikwe; Ronald Yane – Chairperson SPEDU Board of Directors; Dr. Mokubung Mokobung – CEO SPEDU; Godimo Garegope – Town Clerk Selebi Phikwe; Greg Higgins – Event Director SACCS; Jackie Meyer – Secretary General BMS. Standing Left to right: Jazanga Vezesa – Director Strategic Projects – SPEDU; Patson Dibotelo – Deputy District Commissioner; James Mathokgwane – Director Community Economic Facilitation – SPEDU  Image: Nadia Jordaan
    Dec 19, 2018 Motorsport

    Official announcement of the new home of the…

    Taking place in the Selebi Phikwe area for the next three years, subject to renewal. Botswana has been home to the Toyota 1000 Desert Race since 1991 traversing thousands of kilometres in several areas including Gaborone, Mantshwabisi, Lentsweletau,… more
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Dec 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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

    The roads are already filling up as holiday makers head for their December destinations. “Being distracted by driving is one of the major causes of road accidents and we need to be conscious of this,” says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor… more
  • Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is proud to announce the arrival of the 2019 CRF250RX
    Dec 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is proud…

    Model updates: The new CRF250RX arrives in cross-country specification to further strengthen Honda's off-road line-up. Sharing the frame and engine hardware of the CRF250R moto-crosser, it is fully adapted to its role, with 8.5L fuel tank, forged… more
  • Go behind-the-scenes of the world’s premier automotive event in SEMA
    Dec 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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

    Battle of the Builders on the Motortrend APP and Motortrend TV network The all-new one-hour special premieres Monday, January 7, 2019, at 10 PM ET/PT exclusively on the MotorTrend App and MotorTrend Network Get a rare inside look at SEMA Show 2018,… more
  • The lightweight Milwaukee M12 BI with integrated handle is easily transportable
    Dec 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Upat introduces fastest cordless tyre…

    What is billed as the fastest cordless tyre inflator on the market is available from leading distributor Upat. The Milwaukee M12 BI Compact Inflator delivers fast, accurate, and easy inflation, with added portability to boot. Demanding applications… more
  • Get revved up for another spectacular Cape Town Motor Show
    Dec 19, 2018 Motoring

    Get revved up for another spectacular Cape…

    The Cape Town Motor Show (CTMS) is set to wow the crowds again at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World from 2-3 March 2019. The show promises two days of fun and excitement with a broad appeal to all car and bike buffs, petrol heads and the… more
  • Enjoy the holidays - think Safety First!
    Dec 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Enjoy the holidays - think Safety First!

    Contribute towards improving road safety by driving responsibly, maintaining a roadworthy vehicle and watching out for pedestrians Trucks continue operating throughout the year - show consideration for drivers, keep in mind following and stopping… more
  • The Future is Now - from Opel
    Dec 18, 2018 Motoring

    The Future is Now - from Opel

    Exciting new models on the way in 2019! Some exciting news from Opel South Africa! 7 new models in 2019 and a slew of specification updates to the existing range of models. Launching of the much anticipated 3-Door Opel Corsa GSi has been confirmed.… more
  • Category finalists announced for AutoTrader SA Car of the Year competition
    Dec 18, 2018 Motoring

    Category finalists announced for AutoTrader…

    The list of vehicles eligible for category wins in the 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year competition has been published. For the first time in the 34-year history of the contest, categories have been introduced in the AutoTrader South… more
  • New Markets, New Initiatives, and Newly-Licensed Drivers
    Dec 18, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New Markets, New Initiatives, and…

    Ford’s Driving Skills for Life Trains In Excess of 1 600 Motorists Throughout Africa and Middle East in 2018 Driving Skills for Life benefitted more than 1 600 drivers across the Middle East and Africa, making it the most successful year to date for… more
  • Messe Frankfurt sets new record of €715 million in sales
    Dec 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Messe Frankfurt sets new record of €715…

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

    Pratley adds to its Superglue range of…

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

    NAACAM Show 2019: Showcase of 1000+ products…

    Increasing local content is a central objective of the South African Automotive Masterplan and a core theme of the NAACAM Show 2019. To support this objective, the NAACAM Show will host a showcase of 1000+ products identified by OEMs and tier 1s for… more
  • RoboSense named founding member of new autoware foundation
    Dec 18, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    RoboSense named founding member of new…

    OPEN ALLIANCE FOR AUTONOMOUS DRIVING TECHNOLOGY Autoware Foundation Formed to Initiate, Grow, & Fund Open Source Collaborative Engineering Autoware Projects, Starting with Autoware.AI, Autoware.Auto, & Autoware.IO RoboSense http://www.robosense.ai,… more
  • China Vehicle Aftersales Congress 2019 - 13-14TH June 2019 · Shanghai China
    Dec 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    China Vehicle Aftersales Congress 2019 -…

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

    Stay safe on the roads this Festive Season…

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

    Automechanika releases calendar for 2019

    Automechanika’s new annual companion captures the industry’s visions for the future and stages them in the form of spectacular vehicles. The result: complex, futuristic motifs composed solely of car parts from Automechanika exhibitors. This is the… more
  • From splendour to dust bowl and back
    Dec 17, 2018 Motoring

    From splendour to dust bowl and back

    The revival of a forgotten icon, the SA-only built BMW 530 MLE. more
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Unpacks New Wheel Models in Time for Christmas
    Dec 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Unpacks New Wheel Models…

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

    Groupe Renault Board of Directors…

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

    AAPEX Media Updates: Post-show details

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

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 50

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

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 11 December 2018

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

    More fuel relief, but exchange rate may hold…

    Substantial further fuel price reductions are on the cards for January, but the exchange rate could spoil the party. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the… more
  • A 52mtr long, 65ton Demag 'desludging bridge' leaves the Boksburg factory earlier this month.
    Dec 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Konecranes and Demag officially one company

    As of January 1st 2019 Konecranes and Demag in South Africa will become one legal entity under the new name of Konecranes and Demag (Pty) Ltd. This is in line with a Legal Entity Consolidation of both companies which sees the brands, skills,… more
  • De Rooy Team Going for Gold in the 2019 Dakar Rally on Goodyear Truck Tyres
    Dec 14, 2018 Motorsport

    De Rooy Team Going for Gold in the 2019…

    Standard Goodyear truck tyres to tackle the sands of Peru Petronas Team De Rooy Iveco, veterans of the legendary Dakar rally, are going for gold again in the world's toughest race, driving on standard Goodyear Offroad ORD tyres. The 2019 Dakar Rally… more
  • National Minimum Wage Bill
    Dec 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    National Minimum Wage Bill

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

    Dealerships to benefit from new automotive…

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

    Fiat 500 on public display at The Museum of…

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

    Strap in your kids this festive season,…

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

    Continental Further Enhances Supporting…

    Continental further strengthening its partnership with ContiTread™ cold retread shops ContiTread™ partners to receive enhanced services, including technical advice, process optimization and equipment support Services intended to increase their… more
  • South Africa’s road replacement cost insurmountable - Government
    Dec 12, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    South Africa’s road replacement cost…

    South Africa’s road replacement cost was estimated to be over R2 trillion back in 2013, and failure of the road network imposes an estimated R20 billion, per year, in road user costs. This emerged during a Transport Forum Special Interest Group… more
  • GUD Filters launches Service Kits
    Dec 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    GUD Filters launches Service Kits

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

    Volkswagen's PeoplePavilion turns 5

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

    AIDC Eastern Cape explores smart industrial…

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

    Strong early support for 2019 Futuroad Truck…

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

    Financial plans must be living documents

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

    Workplace Warzone

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

    Cradle to grave: Change the way you think…

    Tyres represent a significant cost for the transport industry—and are vital to safety. Taking a holistic approach will generate huge savings, and also help to reduce accidents. We all know instinctively that buying quality makes sense but, in… more
  • Mahindra delivers its first order to SA rental fleet industry
    Dec 11, 2018 Motoring

    Mahindra delivers its first order to SA…

    Landmark fleet deal for Mahindra South Africa 100 brand-new KUVs delivered to vehicle rental depots across South Africa 2018 is turning out to be a milestone year for Mahindra in South Africa. In May, the company opened its first assembly facility… more
  • Panicking with cost of living - near to having your car repossessed?
    Dec 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Panicking with cost of living - near to…

    Petrol is becoming unaffordable for many. Times are tough and, understandably, many people who are already struggling with the rising cost of life are falling behind on debt repayments. Co-founder of a new online auto auction platform, Renaldo de… more
  • New Ford Tourneo Custom People Mover Offers the Best Seat in the House for Business or Leisure
    Dec 11, 2018 Motoring

    New Ford Tourneo Custom People Mover Offers…

    Ford reveals new Tourneo Custom people mover with bold exterior styling and updated, high-quality interior Spacious and luxurious cabin features rear seating for six occupants Tourneo Custom comprehensively re-engineered to provide superior… more
  • Volvo XC40 wins Japan’s Car Of The Year 2018
    Dec 11, 2018 Motoring

    Volvo XC40 wins Japan’s Car Of The Year 2018

    Volvo achieves first-ever back-to-back victory for an importer in Japan’s COTY award – XC60 won the country’s top trophy in 2017 and the XC40 captures the Car of the Year for 2018. At the 2018 awards ceremony inside the Tokyo International Exchange… more
  • Smart reasons for buying a used car
    Dec 11, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Smart reasons for buying a used car

    Paying a lower price for used versus new when buying a car is an obvious reason to shop in the used vehicle market, but there are other advantages as well. Jason White, Head of InspectaCar Financial Services, says: “A new car typically depreciates… more
  • Nala Mofokeng honoured as Best Trainee in Volkswagen Group
    Dec 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Nala Mofokeng honoured as Best Trainee in…

    Nala Mofokeng honoured as one of 46 best young talents in Volkswagen Group in 2018 Nala Mofokeng of Volkswagen Group South Africa was one of the 46 best young talents in Volkswagen Group to be honoured with the 2018 Best Trainee Award last Friday in… more
  • Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is proud to announce the arrival of the 2019 CRF250R
    Dec 11, 2018 Motoring

    Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is proud…

    Model updates: The CRF250R's bottom-end torque output gets a major boost; the engine also receives 3-level HRC Launch Control plus durability upgrades. A new front brake caliper, Renthal Fatbars - adjustable 4 ways - and black DID rims round out the… more
  • New Ford Transit Custom - Enhanced Style, Productivity and Technology
    Dec 11, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New Ford Transit Custom - Enhanced Style,…

    Ford Transit Custom sets a new standard for the one-ton van segment with bold new design Updated cabin provides ideal mobile office with class-leading stowage, improved comfort and ergonomics Proven performance, efficiency and reliability of… more
  • Mitsubishi scores with Hot Summer of Touch
    Dec 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mitsubishi scores with Hot Summer of Touch

    Summer beaches, hot bodies, sporty Mitsubishi - the Hot Summer of Touch 2018 is here! Starting way back in 1978 on a beach in Stilbaai when a local group of holiday makers in the small coastal town got together to formalise all the social games that… more
  • Ford Figo Range Expanded with Top-Spec Titanium Model
    Dec 10, 2018 Motoring

    Ford Figo Range Expanded with Top-Spec…

    Upmarket, high-tech execution for new Ford Figo Titanium Enhanced safety with fitment of dual side and curtain airbags, and Ford MyKey SYNC®3 with 6.5-inch colour touchscreen and rear view camera The recently launched Ford Figo range has been… more
  • 2019 Honda CRF1000L1 Africa Twin (Standard Size Tank)
    Dec 10, 2018 Motoring

    2019 Honda CRF1000L1 Africa Twin (Standard…

    Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is proud to announce the arrival of the 2019 Africa Twin range including Africa Twin Adventure Sports. 1. Key Feature Changes on 2019 Standard Tank Africa Twin 1.1 Engine management electronics TBW (Throttle by… more
  • Cummins set to play a key role in integrated transport strategy for South Africa
    Dec 10, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Cummins set to play a key role in integrated…

    Cummins is set to play a key role in the integrated transport strategy for South Africa through its partnership with Real African Works (RAW), a newly-launched 100% black female owned Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) specialising in urban buses… more
  • New Tiger Wheel & Tyre for Modimolle in Limpopo Province
    Dec 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Tiger Wheel & Tyre for Modimolle in…

    The town of Modimolle in Limpopo Province is the site of the country's newest Tiger Wheel & Tyre store. The store, which opened on 1 December 2018, is located at the ModiMall at the corner of Thabo Mbeki Drive and Limpopo Street. "Tiger Wheel & Tyre… more
  • Splendid entry for SA's oldest motor race
    Dec 07, 2018 Motorsport

    Splendid entry for SA's oldest motor race

    South Africa's oldest motor race has drawn a top class entry from around the country as competitors from far and wide head to the East London Grand Prix Circuit's December 15 Border 100 and a full program of highly entertaining support events to… more
  • Christopher Kabosha, Senior Manager: Marketing and Corporate Affairs at Sasol Energy
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sasol Energy invests in mathematics…

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

    Basic conditions of employment act (BCEA)…

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

    Continental Opens “Taraxagum Lab Anklam”…

    Completed just a year after ground-breaking ceremon Investment of € 35 million for research on farming and extraction process Around 20 employees will work on an alternative for rubber from tropical regions in the future Continental, technology… more
  • Mysterious brick-built McLaren spied in central London
    Dec 07, 2018 Motoring

    Mysterious brick-built McLaren spied in…

    McLaren prototype spied in central London LEGO® store Partly disguised by miniature McLaren Senna camo Engineered for frequent reassembly Story will build in January 2019 – see the first chapter online at: https://youtu.be/P1jkBBdHTh0 A new McLaren… more
  • Previously Advantaged Campaign
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Previously Advantaged Campaign

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

    College of Cape Town receives motor manual…

    It was an exciting day on 23 November at the College of Cape Town where representatives from HaynesPro, Ken and Donovan Harwick, donated 30 HaynesPro licenses to the College. The College was selected by the honourable Minister Nzimande of Higher… more
  • Spies Hecker 2019 Calendar – Lights off, spotlight on!
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Spies Hecker 2019 Calendar – Lights off,…

    Out Of The Dark is the new Spies Hecker 2019 calendar. The twelve striking images all play on light and shadow. They were created by the Dutch photographic studio van der Vaart together with photographers from five countries and showcase exceptional… more
  • Audi Centre Centurion gets a state-of-the-art upgrade
    Dec 07, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Audi Centre Centurion gets a…

    The newly revamped Audi Centre Centurion features an Audi Customer Private Lounge (CPL), first to the South Africa market and inspired by similar international concepts from Berlin and Singapore. The Audi CPL allows customers to custom-design their… more
  • Quintus van Rooyen, general manager at Build It Pinetown and Paul Nothnagel, sales executive at FAW Pinetown.
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Build It Pinetown makes repeat FAW purchases

    Build It Pinetown, one of 350 retail stores in the SPAR Group Ltd South Africa stable, mixes paint, cuts glass and boards, reads business plans and, most importantly, provides home deliveries for its customers. These deliveries are currently being… more
  • FedEx Invests in Education of Young South Africans with Gift to Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls
    Dec 07, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    FedEx Invests in Education of Young South…

    FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) has donated US$ 90,000 to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation. The donation will be utilised by the Oprah Winfrey Leadership… more
  • Jerome Galpin (NASCAR President:CEO) and Guy Frobisher (Senior Project Manager Continental).
    Dec 07, 2018 Motorsport

    General Tire becomes Official Partner of…

    From 2019, General Tire is to supply the tires for all cars in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series - Race tire is set to meet high expectations of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series teams Hanover, October 25, 2018. From next year onward, tire brand General Tire… more
  • Imperial Logistics joins global campaign to fight the threat of fake medicines
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Imperial Logistics joins global campaign to…

    Monday, 3 December to Friday, 7 December 2018 is Fight the Fakes week which aims to raise awareness about the dangers of fake medicine and gives a voice to those who have been impacted. According to new data published by the World Health… more
  • The latest new products and innovations from 2,511 exhibiting companies were on display for attendees at AAPEX 2018 in Las Vegas.
    Dec 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Keeps Attendees Ahead of the Curve

    With the automotive aftermarket undergoing significant evolution and change, AAPEX 2018 featured the latest new products and innovations, advanced training by industry experts, and current and futuristic technology demonstrations to keep attendees… more
  • Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project a means to unlock economic growth
    Dec 06, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project a means…

    The objective of the multi-phase Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) was, and still is, to develop a sustainable and self-funded upgrade and expansion programme for the main Gauteng freeway network. The GFIP utilises the user pays principle… more
  • Standard Bank Says SA Vehicle Manufacturers expected to expand exports due to weak Local Market
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Standard Bank Says SA Vehicle Manufacturers…

    South African vehicle manufacturers are likely to switch their focus to the export market as a weak domestic economy curbs demand well into the new year, according to Standard Bank. This comes after new vehicle sales fell 8.4% across all categories… more
  • These Holidays, Choose the Fitment Centre You Can Trust with Your Life
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    These Holidays, Choose the Fitment Centre…

    The holidays are here and as the nation's drivers take to the roads in droves, South Africa's best-loved and most trusted retail wheel and tyre brand, Tiger Wheel & Tyre, encourages you to pause and prepare properly for your journey. Not… more
  • Let’s be safe out there together
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Let’s be safe out there together

    Main roads throughout South Africa are expected to become busier in the next few weeks as travellers embark on their annual vacations. But, says the Automobile Association (AA), while this is a time for relaxation, road users cannot afford to take… more
  • Keep track of your assets all the time and in real time
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Keep track of your assets all the time and…

    DataDot have been microdotting vehicles in South Africa for almost two decades, having microdotted more than 4 million vehicles. Few people know, however, that DataDot offers more than only a vehicle marking solution but in fact a range of products… more
  • Bram Schot Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi AG and Member of the Board of Managemnet for Sales and Marketing
    Dec 06, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Audi decides on investment program for…

    The Audi Group is accelerating its realignment with high investments in future-oriented topics. From 2019 until the end of 2023 alone, the company plans advance expenditure of approximately €14 billion in electric mobility, digitalization and… more
  • All-new Subaru Forester is here next week
    Dec 06, 2018 Motoring

    All-new Subaru Forester is here next week

    All-New Forester based on Subaru Global Platform Features latest generation EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology Enters the market at a lower price point than the range it replaces New layers of safety, comfort and convenience More spacious and… more
  • Eitan Kirshenboim, CMO at ERM Telematics:
    Dec 06, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    ERM Advanced Telematics Targets Stolen…

    International automotive technology provider ERM Advanced Telematics (https://ermtelematics.com/), whose products have been installed in more than 5 million vehicles worldwide, is accelerating its penetration into the Latin American market with its… more
  • NAACAM Show 2019: Conference programme and confirmed speakers
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Conference programme and…

    The NAACAM Show aims to play a pivotal role in galvanising the industry around the clear vision of the SA Automotive Masterplan (SAAM). The practical and growth-oriented Conference Programme, delivered by local industry leaders and global experts,… more
  • FrogzEggz® from Pratley a must for every workshop
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FrogzEggz® from Pratley a must for every…

    As Pratley’s FrogzEggz® hand-mouldable plastic product finds its way into workshops, crafters’ studios and DIYers’ toolboxes, savvy contractors are keeping a supply of it handy to make threaded wing nuts or other fasteners on the fly. With just a… more
  • Superintendents Alpheus Tekake (left) and  Mawisa Maluleke from the Tswane Metrolopolitan Police department with Charmaine van Wyk, public relations officer of Bakwena N1N4, and Oscar Makola, marketing director of Hyundai Automotive South Africa, at the handover of six Hyundai Accents to be used during Bakwena's Christmas holiday road safety campaign.
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Hyundai assists with Bakwena N1N4 road…

    Road safety is in sharp focus with the start of the annual Christmas holiday season - and Hyundai Automotive South Africa and its holding company, Motus, will once again contribute to the effort to make our roads a safer place for holiday… more
  • Aston Martin Works create first reversible EV Powertrain Concept
    Dec 06, 2018 Motoring

    Aston Martin Works create first reversible…

    EV solution for Heritage models part of Aston Martin’s wider EV strategy Radical idea mitigates possible future restriction of classic car usage Reversible “Cassette” powertrain concept is sympathetic to original car Concept development process led… more
  • Mike Glendinning has been appointed as the new Sales and Marketing Director for Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) effective from 1 December 2018.
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mike Glendinning appointed as new Sales and…

    Glendinning returns to Volkswagen Group South Africa after five years in Mexico Stefan Mecha appointed as Vice President for Sales and Marketing at Volkswagen do Brasil Mike Glendinning holds an Honours degree in Marketing from UNISA. He joined… more
  • New flagship FCA dealership opens in Sandton
    Dec 06, 2018 Motoring

    New flagship FCA dealership opens in Sandton

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is proud to announce the opening of a new flagship dealership in Gauteng. Fiat Chrysler Sandton, located on the corner of William Nicol and Ballyclare Drive, provides customers in Johannesburg and surrounding areas… more
  • Volkswagen introduces a special edition Amarok
    Dec 06, 2018 Motoring

    Volkswagen introduces a special edition…

    The special edition model comes with dramatic styling to differentiate itself from the rest of the Amarok range It is powered by a 132kW BiTDI engine, class-leading 8-speed gearbox and boasts Volkswagen's 4MOTION technology With over 30 000 Amaroks… more
  • Ford Donates R12-million Worth of Vehicles to Charities
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford Donates R12-million Worth of Vehicles…

    26 new vehicles handed over to 22 charity organisations in Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga Donation represents the biggest vehicle donation by Ford in South Africa Expands Ford's extensive community outreach… more
  • National minimum wage bill signed into law
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    National minimum wage bill signed into law

    Dear NEASA employer The President, on 23 November 2018, signed the National Minimum Wage Act into law. In terms of this Act, all employers, irrespective of which industry they are operating in, must pay at least the minimum wages as set out below: R… more
  • The fundamental reason for belief in socialism
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The fundamental reason for belief in…

    Here is a simple question that will tell you whether you believe in capitalism, communism or socialism. A and B are two adults of sound mind. A has a lawful business. A offers B a job. That’s all you know. The question is this: “Should B be allowed… more
  • Automechanika Shanghai marks a 15% upswing in visitors as 2018 show closes
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Shanghai marks a 15% upswing…

    The 14th edition of Automechanika Shanghai, which took place from 28 November to 1 December 2018, has recorded an unprecedented rise in attendees compared to the previous edition. Serving as a platform for both local and international players from… more
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Lynnwood Unveils Ironman 4x4 Range of Products
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Lynnwood Unveils Ironman…

    Pretoria 4x4 enthusiasts are in for a treat as Tiger Wheel & Tyre's Lynnwood fitment centre becomes a hub for the sale and fitment of 'Ironman 4x4' products and accessories. Built to withstand the rugged Australian Outback, the Ironman 4x4 range is… more
  • New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens at Woodlands Mall, Pretoria
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens at Woodlands…

    The world's biggest wheel and tyre brands, along with award-winning service from South Africa's best-loved and most trusted retail wheel and tyre brand, are now being served up at the Woodlands Mall in Pretorius Park, Pretoria. This news comes as… more
  • What to do if you are having a Turbo Problems
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    What to do if you are having a Turbo Problems

    This advice can save you huge costs and possibly your cars turbo and engine This could well be the turbocharger itself, or something inside the engine causing the problem so it needs to be checked first before replacing the turbocharger, many… more
  • Evaluating trust in the accountancy profession
    Dec 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Evaluating trust in the accountancy…

    New independent, international research indicates high trust in Chartered Accountants and points to the need for them to lead on protecting data and driving ethical behaviour and transparent business practices. On behalf of Chartered Accountants… more
  • The road to the World Car Awards continues… 5TH annual “L.A. test drives”
    Dec 05, 2018 Motoring

    The road to the World Car Awards continues……

    It was a great success! 48 international journalists from 18 different countries spent the week in Pasadena, California test-driving 38 cars that are contenders in six categories for the 2019 World Car Awards. The 5th annual “L.A. Test Drives” is a… more
  • New Kadjar: taking attractive style and comfort to a new level
    Dec 05, 2018 Motoring

    New Kadjar: taking attractive style and…

    New fuel-efficient engines - petrol and gasoline - with higher performance A more attractive and refined exterior design A more ergonomic and comfortable interior Two options for extra grip: 4x4 transmission and Extended Grip More Here more
  • Cummins genuine parts increase engine life by up to 90% over will-fit parts
    Dec 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Cummins genuine parts increase engine life…

    A major Middle East aggregate mining customer with a fleet containing over 150 K-Series Cummins engines has been convinced to switch to Cummins genuine parts after a comparative engine test revealed that the former extended engine life by up to 90%… more
  • Standox Calendar 2019: A wall calendar with character
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Standox Calendar 2019: A wall calendar with…

    For many car owners, their vehicle is more than just a means of transportation. It represents a persona and a lifestyle. This emotion is the cornerstone of the new Standox annual calendar, called Cars & Characters. The photographer skilfully stages… more
  • Ready for Battle: Mopar to Offer 200-plus Products for All-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ready for Battle: Mopar to Offer 200-plus…

    Mopar Showcases Modified 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon at Los Angeles Auto Show Mopar-modified 2020 Jeep® Gladiator on display in Los Angeles highlights open-air personalisation potential of most capable midsize truck ever. Available Mopar products… more
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Apprentices powering ahead in motor industry

    Apprentices are getting first-hand experience, training and mentoring in the independent aftermarket sector of the motor industry thanks to an initiative that has been two years in the making. At the end of 2016, the Motor Industry Workshop… more
  • PE’s Quinton Uren scoops title at All Africa Business Leader Awards
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Jendamark MD named Africa’s Industrialist of…

    JENDAMARK Automation managing director Quinton Uren was named Africa’s Industrialist of the Year at the grand finale of the All Africa Business Leaders Awards, hosted by CNBC Africa at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg last night. Uren,… more
  • Ford Reveals How Big Data Could Help Make Cities Safer – by Highlighting Where Future Traffic Incidents Might Happen
    Dec 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Reveals How Big Data Could Help Make…

    Ford has developed a smart solution that could help to identify where traffic incidents are likely to occur – and then enable city authorities to take pre-emptive action The company analysed vehicle behaviour in London by recording data of driving… more
  • Tyre know-how: the farmer’s secret weapon
    Dec 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Tyre know-how: the farmer’s secret weapon

    Among the most pressing challenges facing farmers today is the constant pressure on margins. Many of the factors affecting agricultural productivity are beyond the farmer’s control—fuel prices, market fluctuations, unfavourable weather conditions—so… more
  • All-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator: The Most Capable Midsize Truck Ever
    Dec 05, 2018 Motoring

    All-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator: The Most…

    Legendary 4x4 Capability, Authentic Design Builds on Rich Jeep Truck Heritage, Best-in-class Towing and 4x4 Payload, Clever Functionality and Versatility, Advanced Fuel-efficient Powertrains, Open-air Freedom, and Loaded with Safety Features and… more
  • Representatives from VWSA and Qhubeka with happy recipients of the bikes
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Blue Bikes handed over as part of…

    Volkswagen's 2019 Scholar Mobility Programme kicked off with a handover of 50 Blue Bikes to the Uitenhage community Second phase will see 350 Blue Bikes handed over in 2019 Following handovers in Bergville (Kwa-Zulu Natal), Alexandra (Gauteng) and… more
  • REGISTER TO EXHIBIT: Manufacturing Indaba on 25-26 June 2019
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    REGISTER TO EXHIBIT: Manufacturing Indaba on…

    Participate in the 2-day exhibition and get the opportunity to network with your prospective clients in person. You will have access to a large volume of visitors which allows you to get valuable feedback, test different marketing techniques and… more
  • 21 SAB Kickstart youth-owned businesses create 178 jobs in 2018
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    21 SAB Kickstart youth-owned businesses…

    SAB KickStart winners 2018 announced during Entrepreneurship Month The 21 young entrepreneurs selected as finalists in SAB’s youth entrepreneurship development programme, SAB KickStart Boost, have created a total of 178 jobs in their respective… more
  • You can now buy CYMOT products ONLINE!
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    You can now buy CYMOT products ONLINE!

    💻 CLICK-SHOP-PAY 💻 You can now purchase all your favourite CYMOT productsONLINE! CLICK HERE TO VIEW! more
  • Alliance: Groupe Renault – Nissan – Mitsubishi joint press release
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Alliance: Groupe Renault – Nissan –…

    Over the past few days, the Board of Directors of Groupe Renault, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation have all – individually and collectively - emphatically reiterated their strong commitment to the Alliance. The Alliance has… more
  • Five MINI John Cooper Works Rally to participate at 2019 Dakar
    Dec 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Five MINI John Cooper Works Rally to…

    MINI Motorsport partner X-raid to field five MINI John Cooper Works Rally cars at 2019 Dakar. X-raid MINI JCW Rally Team will consist of four established MINI Family crews. 2018 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup champion Jakub “Kuba” Przygonski to… more
  • The Isuzu Key team and strategic partners celebrate the opening of the seventh super project in Kwa-Zulu Natal.  From left are Stewart Walker, Craig Uren, Tony Dos Reis, Colin Cowie, Prince Xolani Zondi, Paul Emanuel, Hilary Smith, Michael Sacke, Mike Hall-Jones and Dale Southern.
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sweet Success of a Seventh Super Project…

    KEY Foundation in partnership with Isuzu ChildLife Foundation officially opened a brand-new crèche building in Sweetwater, Pietermaritzburg this month. Umkhuleko Crèche has 87 preschool children who will now receive quality early childhood… more
  • Pilot project to reduce fine dust pollution along the Stuttgart Neckartor begins with installation of first filter columns
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Pilot project to reduce fine dust pollution…

    Simulation results to be tested in the field In a pilot project from MANN+HUMMEL, sponsored by the Ministry of Transport in Baden-Wuerttemberg and supported by the state capital Stuttgart, 17 filter columns will be installed along a section of road… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 04 December 2018
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 04 December 2018

    MasterTips: How to drive safely around schools With more and more schools opening in the suburbs each year it is important that drivers – particularly fleet drivers operating in those areas – be aware of the dangers associated with driving in this… more
  • Competitive pricing could mean job creation in motoring sector
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Competitive pricing could mean job creation…

    Imagine a future where more car repair workshops open shop because they have access to technical information, tools and training, and competitive pricing means more people are servicing their cars more regularly. This could be a reality, says… more
  • King Price launches new warranty cover for car parts
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    King Price launches new warranty cover for…

    King Price, the only insurer in South Africa that offers car insurance premiums that decrease monthly as the cars’ values drop, has launched a warranty cover that pays for car part repairs or replacements if they fail unexpectedly. The new product… more
  • The building blocks for the future of the BMW Group. The BMW Vision iNEXT celebrates its world premiere in Los Angeles
    Dec 05, 2018 Motoring

    The building blocks for the future of the…

    The BMW Vision iNEXT provides an insight into the future of personal mobility. The latest Vision Vehicle from the BMW Group symbolises the dawn of a new era in driving pleasure – and is celebrating its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show.… more
  • Leading agri-business chooses MiX Telematics to keep their fleet safe and efficient
    Dec 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Leading agri-business chooses MiX Telematics…

    MiX Telematics (JSE: MIX, NYSE: MIXT), a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has been chosen as the preferred telematics provider for a leading diversified agri-business in South Africa. Keeping track of their… more
  • New OMNITRAC Mixed Service Truck Tyre Range from Goodyear
    Dec 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New OMNITRAC Mixed Service Truck Tyre Range…

    Greater robustness & longer service life Brussels, November 27, 2018 - Goodyear is launching a brand new mixed service truck tyre range offering optimal damage resistance and longer service life than previous Goodyear mixed service tyres. The new… more
  • Mazda Reveals All-New Mazda3
    Dec 04, 2018 Motoring

    Mazda Reveals All-New Mazda3

    The all-new Mazda3 made its world premiere at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The fully redesigned model will be rolled out to global markets in early 2019. The Southern Africa market can expect the new model in the second half of 2019. The all-new… more
  • Trade unions are the economic elephant in the room
    Dec 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Trade unions are the economic elephant in…

    South Africa is like a terminally ill patient refusing to make life-saving lifestyle changes. Our most urgent crisis is that 9.75 million adults are without work, 6 million of whom are young people. Our unemployment and youth unemployment rates are… more
  • The Ingonyama Trust should keep its promises and entrench property rights
    Dec 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Ingonyama Trust should keep its promises…

    During the opening of the Provincial House of Traditional Leaders in 2016 in Ulundi, the Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, said that people who live on Ingonyama Trust land would start receiving title deeds. Since then, no further information from the… more
  • South Africa’s used oil re-refining challenges
    Dec 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South Africa’s used oil re-refining…

    The used oil industry in South Africa is thriving – out of 243 million litres of new oil sold per annum, 120 million litres is collected for recycling. However, currently only 10% of the used oil collected is re-refined back into base oil, with most… more
  • Borise Cota
    Dec 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Akebono Brake Corporation Promotes Borise…

    Akebono Brake Corporation announces the promotion of Borise Cota to National Sales Manager for the company’s North American Aftermarket Operations. For the last 18 years Cota has led the Western Region as well as oversaw the Canadian market.… more
  • John Rafferty, Hub III Section Leader, and Ian Jackson, Quality Assurance Manager, received the Nissan quality award on behalf of NSK’s Peterlee plant
    Dec 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NSK’s Peterlee plant receives Nissan Quality…

    NSK Bearings Europe, Peterlee plant has received recognition from Nissan Europe in the form of a prestigious quality award. The plant manufactures bearing products used in automobiles. The Regional Supplier Quality Award was granted for consistently… more
  •  Fearless Richard Hammond risks another of his nine lives in newly released trailer for The Grand Tour series 3
    Dec 04, 2018 Motoring

    Fearless Richard Hammond risks another of…

    LAUNCH DATE FOR THE GRAND TOUR SERIES 3 ANNOUNCED AS FRIDAY 18th JANUARY 2019, LAUNCHING EXCLUSIVELY ON PRIME VIDEO WORLDWIDE Amazon Prime Video have today announced that the highly anticipated third series of The Grand Tour will launch exclusively… more
  • Ten vehicle safety tips for your festive season trip
    Dec 04, 2018 Motoring

    Ten vehicle safety tips for your festive…

    The festive season is around the corner, it’s a time to reflect on the year’s up’s and down’s and spend time creating memories with those nearest and dearest! Whether you’re planning a tranquil and quiet holiday in the bush, a scenic retreat in the… more
  • Audi, Airbus and Italdesign test Flying Taxi Concept
    Dec 04, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Audi, Airbus and Italdesign test Flying Taxi…

    At Drone Week in Amsterdam Audi, Airbus and Italdesign are presenting for the first time a flying and driving prototype of “Pop.Up Next”. This innovative concept for a flying taxi combines a self-driving electric car with a passenger drone. In the… more
  • Killarney cooks for Gumtree WRX of SA
    Dec 03, 2018 Motorsport

    Killarney cooks for Gumtree WRX of SA

    Swedish world champion Johan Kristoffersson, driving a Volkswagen Polo R, defended his Gumtree WRX of SA title at Killarney International Raceway at the weekend in an action-packed final. The two days of racing drew huge crowds to the famous Cape… more
  • Cassie Lessing, managing director of Strato IT Group
    Dec 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Supply chain networks evolve as mobility…

    The impact of digitisation is rapidly disrupting business models across organisations. This is becoming more prevalent in the manufacturing sector, in particular, supply chain where automation and data exchange are key. Cassie Lessing, managing… more
  • BMW Motorrad at the CUSTOMBIKE SHOW 2018
    Dec 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Motorrad at the CUSTOMBIKE SHOW 2018

    Stylish and exciting BMW custom bikes at the world’s biggest custom bike show. At the CUSTOMBIKE SHOW, the world’s largest show for customised motorcycles, the hippest customisers from all over the world come to the East Westfalian town of Bad… more
  • New or Used? What you should consider when you buy a car
    Dec 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New or Used? What you should consider when…

    Over the course of this year, the new vehicle market in South Africa has been under some strain as consumers opt for better value and greater affordability in the second-hand market. This can be attributed to a myriad of economic factors including:… more
  • NAAMSA comment on the November 2018 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Dec 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the November 2018 industry…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of November, 2018 – the Association said that overall domestic sales figures had eased despite continued growth in the medium and heavy commercial vehicle segments. Aggregate industry… more
  • SA’s oldest race lays lap record challenge
    Dec 03, 2018 Motorsport

    SA’s oldest race lays lap record challenge

    South Africa’s circuit racing championships may well long be done and dusted, but the racing fat lady has not yet sung as there remains one important appointment for 2018 — SA’s oldest race — the East London Grand Prix Circuit’s Border 100 must… more
  • Making sure the Munich festival grounds stay dry in 2018: Tireless lifting at tent builder Pletschacher
    Dec 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Making sure the Munich festival grounds stay…

    Konecranes supplies a double-girder bridge crane, electric chain hoists, and heavy-duty forklift to the Oktoberfest outfitter Pletschacher in Dasing. Everything was in full swing at the Pletschacher Group in Dasing, Bayern: In August, 44 trailer… more
  • Kristoffersson signs off record breaking season with Cape Town victory
    Dec 03, 2018 Motorsport

    Kristoffersson signs off record breaking…

    Johan Kristoffersson wins World RX of South Africa Sebastien Loeb and Mattias Ekstrom complete Cape Town podium Oliver Eriksson secures RX2 title PSRX Volkswagen Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson scored victory in the World RX of South Africa, the final… more
  • The all-new BMW X5 now available in South Africa
    Dec 03, 2018 Motoring

    The all-new BMW X5 now available in South…

    The year of the BMW X model is continuing to hit another highpoint. Following the market launch of the first BMW X2 earlier this year and the new BMW X4, a new edition of the original BMW X model is now ready for action. The fourth generation of the… more
  • A unique flywheel water pump system that is able to continue pumping long enough to mitigate the possible effects of water hammer in the event of power failures was developed by KSB Pumps and Valves
    Dec 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Flywheel pump prevents damage to…

    Local pump manufacturer, KSB Pumps and Valves, showed-off its world-class engineering ability recently when it was called upon to develop a unique flywheel water pump system able to continue pumping long enough to mitigate the possible effects of… more
  • Economic growth and freedom the key ingredients for transformation
    Dec 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Economic growth and freedom the key…

    Freedom is the most important human right. Over the years, people of all nationalities, races and cultures have always migrated from oppressive regimes to countries where they enjoy greater freedom. The most liberal countries – like South Africa on… more
  • Volkswagen continues to support local economic development
    Dec 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen continues to support local…

    Over 60 local entrepreneurs incubated at the VW Business Support Centre since opening in 2011 Since its opening in 2011, the Volkswagen Business Support Centre in Uitenhage has trained and upskilled over 60 local entrepreuners. The centre in based… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 27 November 2018
    Dec 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 27 November 2018

    MasterTips: Fatigue increases accident risk A proprietary accident risk model has found accident risk increases by 8.3% when a driver is fatigued and behind the wheel for more than six hours. These are some of its other findings MasterTest: Driving… more
  • Hyundai's new Santa Fe with premium design, loads of comfort features and roomy interior arrives in SA
    Dec 03, 2018 Motoring

    Hyundai's new Santa Fe with premium design,…

    Hyundai's fourth-generation Santa Fe has arrived in South Africa with a new, premium design, advanced technology, more space and with comfort features that makes it worthy of the model's flagship status in the brand's local vehicle range. This… more
  • Key Group Expands KwaZulu-Natal Support Footprint
    Nov 29, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Key Group Expands KwaZulu-Natal Support…

    A brand-new Isuzu truck service and parts centre recently opened its doors in Durban South. The centre will support three distinct commercial vehicle brands - Key Durban Truck Service Centre: the servicing and supply of parts for Isuzu trucks, Key… more
  • Altron’s CyberTech wins the Gautrain security and network operations tender
    Nov 29, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Altron’s CyberTech wins the Gautrain…

    CyberTech, a division of JSE-listed technology company Altron, beat multiple competitors to win the R5.5m Security and Network Operations (SNOC) tender for the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA). The contract included a significant security and… more
  • Mahindra Pik Up offers unbeatable value with new sub-R300 000 Double Cab
    Nov 29, 2018 Motoring

    Mahindra Pik Up offers unbeatable value with…

    Introduces new double cab S6 variant of its popular Pik Up Launched with first run limited "Karoo" Edition Offers best value proposition with a combination of performance, style and affordability Available both as 4x2 and 4x4 Mahindra South Africa… more
  • Huge fuel drop, but levy impacts unknown
    Nov 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Huge fuel drop, but levy impacts unknown

    Massive fuel price reductions are expected for December, but these could be tempered by adjustments in the retail and wholesale margin, and the possible continued use of the Slate Levy. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was… more
  • Individual solution for extreme demands: MEYLE presents prototype of front axle for drift vehicles at the Essen Motor Show 2018
    Nov 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Individual solution for extreme demands:…

    Axle geometry specifically designed for individual drift vehicles, consisting of the body of the Mercedes Benz C-Class W204 and the powertrain of the Mercedes Benz E 55 AMG The control arms, tie rods, steering gear position and connections to the… more
  • Automechanika Shanghai 2018 sits in pole position for another record-breaking year
    Nov 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Shanghai 2018 sits in pole…

    With the accelerator pressed firmly to the floor, Automechanika Shanghai is speeding ahead for another record-breaking year. From 28 November 2018, the 14th edition will be the largest edition ever seen, as the show hosts a gathering of exhibitors,… more
  • Flexible short-term forklift rental solution from Shumani
    Nov 29, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Flexible short-term forklift rental solution…

    Shumani Industrial Equipment’s short-term forklift rental solution offers customers the flexibility they need to navigate current tough economic conditions. Shumani Industrial Equipment’s short-term forklift rental solution offers flexible terms of… more
  • Meet the tech disruptors who are shaking up the construction industry
    Nov 29, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Meet the tech disruptors who are shaking up…

    At The Big 5 this year, the most promising tech innovations for the construction sector are on show at the dedicated Start-up City, from 26 to 29 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre. On November 28, The Big 5 will award the most innovative… more
  • New concept automatically connects car and trailer
    Nov 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New concept automatically connects car and…

    Why should connecting a trailer be such a hassle? So much so, in fact, that 50 per cent of people prefer not to bother at all. And why have towbars looked more or less the same since 1932? Technology company Semcon put together a team of women to… more
  • Ford Bolsters EcoSport Range with New 1.5 Petrol Ambiente
    Nov 27, 2018 Motoring

    Ford Bolsters EcoSport Range with New 1.5…

    Outstanding value, space and comfort in new entry-level addition to EcoSport line-up Introduction of impressive new-generation 1.5-litre Ti-VCT three-cylinder petrol engine Uncompromising safety features including six airbags, Electronic Stability… more
  • Tips from FCA to make your family roadtrip more fun and less stressful
    Nov 27, 2018 Motoring

    Tips from FCA to make your family roadtrip…

    Whether it is a trip down to the coast or to a vacation destination such as The Palace of the Lost City, many parents will be embarking upon a long summer roadtrip with their kids over the course of the December holidays. Doing so, can be a… more
  • Consumers will need to pay close attention to monthly expenses, car owners to pay more
    Nov 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Consumers will need to pay close attention…

    With the announcement of an increase in the interest rate, South African consumers now have to pay closer attention to their monthly expenses than ever before, says Jason White, Head, InspectaCar Financial Services. Taking any shortcuts when… more
  •  Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin Lagonda President and Al Tareq Al Ameri, Chief Executive Officer Yas Marina Circuit
    Nov 27, 2018 Motoring

    Aston Martin announces partnership with Yas…

    Yas Marina Circuit set to become home of Aston Martin in the Middle East Partnership sees opening of MENAT regional office on site and six Vantage GT4s permanently based at Yas Marina Circuit Reinforces Aston Martin’s commitment to global motorsport… more
  • A jubilant Stephen Meje (top) celebrates on the Hollard Highway Heroes winner’s podium along with category winners (from left) Lucas Naudé, Ntsako Mkansi and Martin Langeveldt.
    Nov 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    This is what a real hero looks like

    South Africa’s best truck driver wins R100 000 in cash and prizes Heroes are ordinary people who do extraordinary things – and who inspire others by their example. People such as Stephen Meje. Meje has been named the overall winner of the 2018… more
  • Sasol Energy aids Emthonjeni Community Centre
    Nov 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sasol Energy aids Emthonjeni Community Centre

    In line with its objectives of fostering socio-economic development and investing in community infrastructure, Sasol has installed solar power panels and a borehole pump at the Emthonjeni Community Centre situated in Zandspruit, north of… more
  • ContiPressureCheck Intelligent Tyres adopted by MAN Automotive
    Nov 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    ContiPressureCheck Intelligent Tyres adopted…

    Continental's Intelligent Tyres with ContiPressureCheck (CPC) selected for MAN's EfficientLine trucks CPC is preinstalled on Continental's Intelligent Tyres, allowing real-time monitoring of tyre pressure and temperature System can be integrated… more
  • Laurance Fineberg
    Nov 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Product Manager for Industrial Fluid…

    Laurance Fineberg has been appointed Product Manager for ContiTech’s range of Industrial Fluid Hose. This is seen as a positive step for the company to reconnect with their hose customers and distributors. “With this range of industrial fluid hose… more
  • Cummins AME wins PMO of the Year Award
    Nov 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Cummins AME wins PMO of the Year Award

    Cummins Africa Middle East (AME) has been awarded the Project Management Office (PMO) of the Year Award during a conference hosted by Project Management South Africa (PMSA) on 15 November. The Award honours and promotes local innovation in project… more
  • R40 million in savings for car buyers on Black Friday
    Nov 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    R40 million in savings for car buyers on…

    Black Friday could not have come at a better time, as South Africans feel the pinch of the recession. This week, motorists will be able to snap up a car at a highly discounted price from dealerships across the country. Motorists are expected to… more
  • BILSTEIN's Latest Newsletter Focusses On Holiday Travel
    Nov 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BILSTEIN's Latest Newsletter Focusses On…

    Our 15th and latest Bump & Rebound newsletter is out! Read it now: BumpNRebound more
  • NAAMSA comment on the extension of the Automotive Production Development Programme (APDP) through 2035
    Nov 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the extension of the…

    Commenting on Governments’ announcement, Mr Andrew Kirby, President of NAAMSA, said that NAAMSA welcomed the announcement by the Minister to extend the Automotive Developmental Policy Regime from 2021 through to 2035. This would enable vehicle… more
  • NAACAM Show 2019: Call for OEMs and Tier 1s wanting to support a black supplier
    Nov 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Call for OEMs and Tier 1s…

    The NAACAM Show 2019 provides the platform for the support of black-owned manufacturers and suppliers and the communication of this support to key stakeholders, both of which are vital. We have a compelling offering for any firm that supports the… more
  • Hyundai Announces Name of All-New 2020 Flagship SUV: Hyundai Palisade
    Nov 26, 2018 Motoring

    Hyundai Announces Name of All-New 2020…

    New Palisade flagship SUV for Hyundai will offer spacious eight-passenger seating with premium materials and commodious cargo space for growing modern families Palisade will offer a reassuring level of high-tech, intelligent safety features… more
  • Goodyear Omnitrac next generation
    Nov 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear Omnitrac next generation

    Register today to be part of the live online press conference. Tuesday 27th November 2018 – 12.00 CET Tuesday 27th November sees the live online launch of Goodyear’s next generation mixed-service truck tyre range. The new OMNITRAC tyre range is the… more
  • Da Vinci judges with Ask Afrika team- Ilsa Prentis, Sandra Gordon, Khaya Dlanga, Andrea Gevers, Johan Prins, Langa Khanyile and Sarina de Beer
    Nov 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ask Afrika celebrates innovation in the use…

    Some of South Africa’s top companies were celebrated at a gala dinner at Ask Afrika’s inaugural Da Vinci Awards, held at Summer Place in Hyde Park, Sandton, on 21 November 2018. “The Ask Afrika Da Vinci Awards are a new initiative and are our way of… more
  • Motus Holdings lists on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
    Nov 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Motus Holdings lists on the Johannesburg…

    Last week, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) announced and celebrated the listing of Motus Holdings, a leading automotive group in Southern Africa, on the Main Board. Motus joins three companies listed in the Specialty Retailers sector, a sector… more
  • Precision Pitching
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Precision Pitching

    Now in its ninth year, ENGEN Pitch & Polish is a national entrepreneurial workshop and competition programme that – so far – has helped over 11 000 entrepreneurs improve the way they pitch their businesses to potential investors. (The programme is… more
  • Ford Kuga Gains Sporty ST-Line, Frugal 1.5 TDCi Added
    Nov 23, 2018 Motoring

    Ford Kuga Gains Sporty ST-Line, Frugal 1.5…

    Bold styling and sporty driving dynamics from exciting new range-topping ST-Line models Exclusive ST-Line design elements, interior trim and revised suspension set-up Economical 1.5-litre TDCi turbodiesel engine introduced, available in Ambiente and… more
  • Driving accelerated growth in automotive business
    Nov 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Driving accelerated growth in automotive…

    The automotive industry faces constant change. According to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA), to achieve success, the automotive industry must deliver: internationally competitive products; fuel… more
  • Seven useful tips to help navigate the car-buying decision-making process
    Nov 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Seven useful tips to help navigate the…

    In the market to purchase a vehicle? The National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) provides some useful tips to help consumers navigate the decision-making and buying process to avoid costly mistakes. Mark Dommisse, National Chairperson, the… more
  • Altron’s Netstar and Putco improve safety for passengers and drivers
    Nov 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Altron’s Netstar and Putco improve safety…

    South Africa’s oldest and largest bus company, the Public Utility Transport Corporation (Putco), has over the past 18 months recorded impressive performance metrics in passenger safety, fuel management and improved driver behaviour following the… more
  • World-class Audi Centre for Johannesburg
    Nov 23, 2018 Motoring

    World-class Audi Centre for Johannesburg

    Situated in Braamfontein and with a landmark position in view of the Nelson Mandela Bridge, Audi Centre Johannesburg has undergone a substantial upgrade to become a world-class retail facility. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, Audi… more
  • Government thinks review of just 0.01% of submissions is sufficient to change S25 of Constitution
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Government thinks review of just 0.01% of…

    To consider the fundamental question of whether to change S 25 of the Constitution to allow for expropriation without compensation (EWC), it appears that the Constitutional Review Committee studied just 0.01% of the public submissions, if that. This… more
  • Ford Commences Production of All-New Ranger Raptor Engine
    Nov 23, 2018 Motoring

    Ford Commences Production of All-New Ranger…

    New four-cylinder turbodiesel engines will power the Ford Ranger Raptor and selected Ranger and Everest models due for launch in 2019 Highest-ever installed capacity for Struandale Engine Plant of up to 250 000 engines per year, in conjunction with… more
  • ‘Tis the season for online shopping – beware of phishing scams
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ‘Tis the season for online shopping – beware…

    ‘Tis the season for shopping and with it comes the threat of phishing, warns Penny Futter, Chief Information Officer at African Bank. She explains that phishing is when criminals use a form of electronic communication to try and extract sensitive… more
  • Towing To A Holiday Destination Needn’t Turn Into A Nightmare
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Towing To A Holiday Destination Needn’t Turn…

    The year-end holiday exodus is approaching fast – which for many will mean getting the trailer out and loading it up. Brink Towing Systems, the Pietermaritzburg-based company which manufactures, imports and distributes BRiNK tow bars, has taken the… more
  • Goldwagen Has Opened Its 100th Store
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goldwagen Has Opened Its 100th Store

    Goldwagen, the franchised automotive parts chain, has opened its 100th store. Since 1992, it has grown from a single outlet in Pretoria West selling used Volkswagen parts to a parts giant providing virtually any item for any brand available on the… more
  • Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport: Paint Shop on tour
    Nov 23, 2018 Motorsport

    Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport: Paint Shop…

    Once the Formula OneTM season leaves Europe, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport has to plan carefully the timing and processing of components that usually come back to the Paint Shop in Brackley, England, after every race. But for two races – the… more
  • The Force Will Be With You By December
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Force Will Be With You By December

    When South African holidaymakers go in search of wide-open spaces next month, Thule’s expansive range of luggage boxes can ensure that they have plenty of space up close too, en route to their chosen destination. The Thule Force XT cargo box is a… more
  • The prestigious Key Award 2018 presented to the short movie which launched the new Fiat 500X
    Nov 23, 2018 Motoring

    The prestigious Key Award 2018 presented to…

    Realised by the Fiat brand in association with creative agency Leo Burnett, the short movie built around the New 500X wins one of Italy's most coveted advertising awards. Inspired by '80s cult film "Back to the Future"*, the short movie "A taste of… more
  • Ferodo® hosts Eco-Friction Days event at Tarlton International Raceway
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ferodo® hosts Eco-Friction Days event at…

    Publicly-conducted tests demonstrate enhanced safety of environmentally-friendly pads Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 November 2018. Federal-Mogul Motorparts recently announced that Ferodo® Eco-Friction® brake pads reduced the stopping distance of a… more
  • CHEP in double win at Waste Management Awards in South Africa
    Nov 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    CHEP in double win at Waste Management…

    CHEP emerged victorious from the KZN Waste Management Awards evening, with two of the company’s Service Centres winning top awards for excellence in waste management. The awards, presented every two years by the Institute of Waste Management of… more
  • SANTACO acquires 25% stake in SA Taxi to the value of R1.7 Billion
    Nov 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    SANTACO acquires 25% stake in SA Taxi to the…

    Transaction Capital extends robust organic growth; positioned to continue growing earnings and dividends organically at historical rates South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) acquires 25% stake in SA Taxi through ground-breaking ownership… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 20 November 2018
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 20 November 2018

    MasterTips: Switched on driving In newer and more advanced cars, what exactly does each item of safety technology do and how can you benefit from it? MasterNews: Giving back to drivers on Black Friday MasterDrive will be participating in its first… more
  • SAA – more of the same mistakes promises more of the same hardships
    Nov 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SAA – more of the same mistakes promises…

    There is a humorous saying: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” It’s often attributed to Albert Einstein, but he isn’t the one who said it. It isn’t the definition of insanity… more
  • Technology revolution is actually about people
    Nov 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Technology revolution is actually about…

    People working in the manufacturing industry tend to see the Fourth Industrial Revolution as yet another nail in the coffin of an already weakened industry. But without downplaying the challenges, there is another view. Global figures show that… more
  • New appointment for Konecranes-Demag Cranes
    Nov 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New appointment for Konecranes-Demag Cranes

    Having joined Konecranes and Demag in early September as Managing Director, Emil Berning has his work cut out for him with Konecranes and Demag soon to become one legal entity, known as Konecranes and Demag (Pty) Ltd, but trading as Konecranes.… more
  • Johan Rupert sponsors 70 Title Deeds in Aberdeen
    Nov 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Johan Rupert sponsors 70 Title Deeds in…

    On 16 November, 70 residents of the Karoo town of Aberdeen walked into the presentation hall as tenants and out as home owners, with full freehold title made possible by the generosity of businessman Johan Rupert and his wife Gaynor who are… more
  • Eugene van der Berg (Regional General Manager FAW SA), Darren Da Silva (COO of Strauss Logistics Zimbabwe), Wayne Greenwood (Managing Director of Choice Diesel Mozambique) and Trevour Bester (Sales, Marketing & Road Operations of Strauss Logistics Zimbabwe).
    Nov 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Strauss Logistics takes delivery of 44 FAW…

    Harare-based liquid fuels distribution giant, Strauss Logistics, recently placed an order for 44 FAW 33.420FT truck tractors from Choice Diesel Mozambique, which recently became FAWs’ first and only sales and service dealer in Mozambique. The truck… more
  • Finalists in the 2019 AutoTrader SA Car of the Year contest announced
    Nov 22, 2018 Motoring

    Finalists in the 2019 AutoTrader SA Car of…

    Twelve exceptional vehicles will battle it out for the ultimate automotive accolade: the 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year. The list comprises vehicles from Italy, Japan, Korea, Germany, France and Sweden and, in keeping with the diverse… more
  • New suppliers body to take on government over outstanding payments
    Nov 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New suppliers body to take on government…

    A new initiative, the Government Suppliers Action Group (GSACG) was launched to support suppliers to government with outstanding payments on invoices, which have not been paid within the prescribed 30-day payment rule. According to Gerrit Davids,… more
  • Fidelity SecureDrive hits the fleet market offering a safer, smarter and more connected fleet experience
    Nov 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Fidelity SecureDrive hits the fleet market…

    Fidelity SecureDrive, the latest offering from Fidelity Security, is set to cause waves in the vehicle tracking and telematics market. Wahl Bartmann, Group CEO of Fidelity Security, says moving into this segment made perfect sense for Fidelity -… more
  • FedEx Supports Safe School Area Initiative in Botswana
    Nov 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    FedEx Supports Safe School Area Initiative…

    Providing Infrastructure, Road Safety Education to Benefit Primary School Children At High Risk of Road Traffic Injury in Gaborone FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX),… more
  • Automechanika Shanghai prepares for highly anticipated new theme – Tomorrow’s Service & Mobility
    Nov 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Shanghai prepares for highly…

    Hailed to be Asia’s leading trade fair for automotive parts, accessories, equipment and services, organisers of Automechanika Shanghai strive to stay at the forefront of the industry’s latest advancements. As such, the show is delighted to present… more
  • The MISA Woman of the Year Judges. The MISA Woman of the year is judged by an independent panel of judges. The 2018 MISA Woman of the Year Judges are, from left, Ester de Beer (Labour Law Specialist), Susan Riva (Aon South Africa), Nicole McKnight (Super Group) and Lara Theron (The Hothouse Communications).
    Nov 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenacious Zuki is MISA’s Woman of the Year

    Zukiswa Sithole, apprentice technician at Tavcor Volkswagen in Port Elizabeth, has been named the Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) 2018 Woman of the Year. The Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) each year pays homage to the remarkable… more
  • Vishal Premlall, Director of SAPRA
    Nov 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Industry appeals for greater discussions on…

    The South African Petroleum Retailers Association (SAPRA), a constituent association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), says further discussions are needed before decisions can be made on the best way forward for petrol price relief… more
  • Tenneco signs Definitive Agreement to acquire Öhlins Racing A.B.
    Nov 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco signs Definitive Agreement to…

    Addition of technology company enables Tenneco to further capitalize on secular trends in intelligent suspension, autonomous driving and mobility Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Öhlins… more
  • Meagan Moody, ZF Aftermarket Marketing Communications Manager; Mark Verdi, winner; Niel Speetjens, ZF Aftermarket Technical Trainer
    Nov 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket and ASE Award a Master…

    The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) hosts Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet Technicians from across the country are presented with awards ZF Aftermarket was honored to participate in The National Institute for Automotive… more
  • On location images: The new BMW F 750 GS and the new BMW F 850 GS in Cape Town.
    Nov 19, 2018 Motoring

    On location images: The new BMW F 750 GS and…

    On location images: The new BMW F 750 GS and the new BMW F 850 GS in Cape Town. more
  • AUSA T 204 H telehandler for Grobbelaar Boerdery
    Nov 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    AUSA T 204 H telehandler for Grobbelaar…

    The versatility of the machine was a major factor behind Grobbelaar Boerdery’s recent purchase of the AUSA T 204 H telehandler from Danlou Agri Hartswater, the authorised distributor of Smith Power Equipment, AUSA’s southern African dealer. Having… more
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Nov 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Maintenance is a must for trucks ahead of…

    With an increase in spending and a demand on supply over the festive season there’s no doubt that more trucks will be on the road. “Trucks provide a vital service for consumers. Unfortunately, poorly serviced trucks or trucks not being serviced at… more
  • Isuzu Fan Showcases Work of Art
    Nov 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Isuzu Fan Showcases Work of Art

    The very same hands that by day apply microdots on Isuzu bakkies, has recently crafted a lifelike replica of the Isuzu bakkie out of wire and beads. With strong hands, scarred by some of his wire-work, yet gentle enough to add the most intricate… more
  • Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa Parade at the V&A Waterfront
    Nov 19, 2018 Motorsport

    Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa…

    It’s understandable if you can’t wait for the Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa to hit the Killarney Raceway in Cape Town on the 24th and 25th of November. The lineup is on another level, with motoring legends set to battle it out with past… more
  • NAAMSA quarterly business review report:  3RD Quarter, 2018
    Nov 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA quarterly business review report: …

    QUARTERLY REVIEW OF BUSINESS CONDITIONS: NEW MOTOR VEHICLE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY / AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR: 3rd QUARTER 2018 Below, for information purposes, is a downloadable copy of NAAMSA’s quarterly review of business conditions for the South African… more
  • Hyundai Motorsport races for WRC titles in final 2018 showdown Down Under
    Nov 16, 2018 Motorsport

    Hyundai Motorsport races for WRC titles in…

    Hyundai Motorsport is Down Under to contest the Rally Australia for what is sure to be a nail-biting climax to the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship this weekend, with Hyundai firmly in contention for both the drivers' and manufacturers' titles.… more
  • Extended Nulaid contract for Imperial Logistics
    Nov 16, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Extended Nulaid contract for Imperial…

    Reflecting its industry-leading capabilities and deep experience in dedicated retail distribution solutions for time and temperature sensitive products, Imperial Logistics has secured a long-term contract to distribute Nulaid eggs. The group’s… more
  • Francois Renard appointed Groupe Renault Global Marketing Director
    Nov 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Francois Renard appointed Groupe Renault…

    As of November 19, 2018, François Renard will join Groupe Renault as Global Marketing Director. He will report to Thierry Bolloré, Chief Operating Officer, and sit on the Groupe Renault Management Committee (CDR). In the Global Marketing Division,… more
  • Get a FREE holiday safety check
    Nov 16, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Get a FREE holiday safety check

    For Mitsubishi Motors South Africa, nothing is more important than the safety of Mitsubishi owners and their families. Free 28-point safety check All Mitsubishi vehicles included Programme running before the start of the annual December holidays… more
  • With the signing of the MoU, Continental and EasyMile aim to prepare driving tests of autonomous vehicles on public roads in Singapore. F. l. t. r.: Kien Foh Lo, Ralph Lauxmann (Continental), Gilbert Gagnaire, Eric Wicart (EasyMile)
    Nov 16, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Continental and EasyMile inaugurate new…

    A signed Memorandum of Understanding enables intense collaboration by experts from both companies to prepare the test of self-driving vehicles on public roads of the city-state Strongly interconnected with Continental’s and EasyMile’s global… more
  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 46
    Nov 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 46

    Gain Exclusive Access to the 2019 Toyota Corolla The SEMA Garage, in partnership with Toyota, will hold a Measuring Session for the ’19 Corolla Hatchback, Tuesday, November 27. BREAKING NEWS SEMA Cares to Host Inaugural Cars & Coffee Holiday… more
  • Cry our beloved constitution and manufacturing in South Africa
    Nov 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Cry our beloved constitution and…

    The plastics industry is troubled by the reluctance of the press to publicize the brutal and savage attacks on employers and employees by employees affiliated to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (NUMSA) during the strike action in this… more
  • Limited-Edition Subaru WRX STi Diamond Edition30
    Nov 15, 2018 Motoring

    Limited-Edition Subaru WRX STi Diamond…

    THE FASTEST, MOST POWERFUL STi - EVER Developed exclusively in South Africa Only 30 Limited Edition, individually numbered models will be sold in South Africa More powerful than ever before As a celebration of thirty years of STi, Subaru Southern… more
  • EV Future would like to welcome you....
    Nov 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    EV Future would like to welcome you....

    It is with great excitement that we announce, EV Hillclimb, 36 Hour Endurance Challenge, E-Conomy Challenge & E-Mobility Indaba. By way of introduction Jukwaa Events is the company behind the successful 2018 edition of the Sasol Solar Challenge.… more
  • Richard Green, National Director of the South African Motor Body Repair Association (SAMBRA)
    Nov 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Insured - could you still be liable for your…

    Motor vehicle insurance should be simple and, most importantly, provide the motorist with peace of mind. Today most motorists generally do not deal with a direct insurer but rather take out a policy through an ‘intermediary’, most commonly referred… more
  • Fiat is the Main Sponsor of the Turin Film Festival
    Nov 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fiat is the Main Sponsor of the Turin Film…

    For the fourth consecutive year, Fiat is the Main Sponsor of the TFF, the Turin Film Festival, to be held from 23 November to 1 December. The new 500X and 500L models will ferry Festival guests around throughout the event. This strengthens the deep… more
  • Explore new adventures in style in the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Shogun
    Nov 15, 2018 Motoring

    Explore new adventures in style in the new…

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa is launching the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Shogun Limited Edition, based on the popular Pajero Sport 4x4 8-speed A/T, offering customers a vehicle ready for their family action adventure - staying connected and fully… more
  • South Africa’s tax burden rests on a few
    Nov 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South Africa’s tax burden rests on a few

    Lessons for SA’s tax policy from the UK Budget – 'as you sow, so shall you reap' A must read article by Alec Hogg, published in BizNews on 30 October 2018 Given my background, it was hard not to compare yesterday’s UK Budget with last week’s one… more
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Nov 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Series: Understanding the lifespan of your…

    Filters – the good, the bad and the ugly Regular maintenance and repairs will keep your vehicle safe and reliable. The servicing and replacement of the filters is a must. But how often should this happen? Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry… more
  • Former president Thabo Mbeki urges ANC rethink on EWC
    Nov 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Former president Thabo Mbeki urges ANC…

    It is a well-known fact that the ANC sees itself not primarily as a ruling party but rather as a movement. This means that it needs to justify its continued existence in terms of the attainment of the objectives given at the organisation’s founding.… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 13 November 2018
    Nov 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 13 November 2018

    MasterTips: Are we too reliant on technology? Two out of three owners of vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems say they trust them, but many misunderstand the limitations of the technology. Evidence suggests that drivers could… more
  • Alliance Ventures invests in Enevate to advance li-Ion battery technology for electric vehicles
    Nov 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Alliance Ventures invests in Enevate to…

    Enevate's silicon-dominant Li-ion technology features extreme fast-charging capabilities with high energy density and improved safety. Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has announced today that it has… more
  • Dramatic season finale sees Kriel finish as 2018 Runner-up
    Nov 14, 2018 Motorsport

    Dramatic season finale sees Kriel finish as…

    A dramatic 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge season finale saw Stiaan Kriel controversially finishing as championship runner up on Saturday, November 10. His on-track performance would have seen him taking his maiden title, but two significant protests… more
  • Electric forklifts for fast-growing drinks producer
    Nov 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Electric forklifts for fast-growing drinks…

    Multi-national beverage manufacturer, Kingsley Beverages, has become the first largescale company in South Africa to make the switch from internal combustion-engine forklifts to more productive and efficient electric machines from Linde. With a… more
  • BMW at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2018
    Nov 14, 2018 Motoring

    BMW at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2018

    The BMW X7, BMW 8 Series Convertible, BMW M340i xDrive Sedan and BMW Vision iNEXT will celebrate their world premieres at the international motor show in California. BMW has a pageant of highlights in store for the Los Angeles Auto Show 2018, with… more
  • Dealerships Are Moving Online & Car Buyers Are The Big Winners.
    Nov 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Dealerships Are Moving Online & Car Buyers…

    Online classifieds platforms in South Africa are increasingly merging the worlds of private and dealership car sales. Nunben Dixon, Head of Gumtree Automotive Operations, says that auto sales sites like Gumtree initially were dominated by informal,… more
  • Eugene van der Berg & Wayne Greenwood
    Nov 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    FAW the truck dealer of choice in Mozambique

    In August this year Choice Diesel Mozambique became the first and only independent sales and service dealer of FAW trucks in Mozambique. The company started its journey in Mozambique trading in second hand trucks, however client’s needs have driven… more
  • Volkswagen launches 1.0 TSI Caddy
    Nov 13, 2018 Motoring

    Volkswagen launches 1.0 TSI Caddy

    The Caddy 1.0 TSI joins the 2.0 TDI in the Trendline model range Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced a 1.0 TSI model derivative of the hugely popular Caddy in South Africa. The second best-selling model in Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles'… more
  • Matt Smith Captures 2018 Pro Stock Motorcycle World Championship Riding on DENSO Iridium Spark Plugs
    Nov 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Matt Smith Captures 2018 Pro Stock…

    DENSO spark plugs also power Tanner Gray to Pro Stock championship DENSO Iridium spark plugs rocketed NHRA racer Matt Smith across the finish line Sunday to capture the 2018 Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship at the season-ending Auto Club NHRA… more
  • RoboSense LiDAR Wins CES 2019 Innovation Award for Autonomous Car Technology with “Gaze” Function Similar to Human Eyes
    Nov 13, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    RoboSense LiDAR Wins CES 2019 Innovation…

    Revolutionary RoboSense RS-IPLS Intelligent Perception LiDAR System is the First Hardware & Software Algorithm Based Solution Created for the Mass Production of Safer Autonomous Vehicles November 12, 2018, Shenzhen, China – RoboSense… more
  • ROCOL gearbox lubricant from BI helps combat water ingress
    Nov 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ROCOL gearbox lubricant from BI helps combat…

    The food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other clean environments require NSF H1-grade lubricants for hygiene and health and safety purposes. ROCOL Rapid Demulse 220 from leading supplier is ideal for such demanding applications. This is a… more
  • Abarth 124 Spider Takes Starring Role alongside Sting & Shaggy in
    Nov 13, 2018 Motoring

    Abarth 124 Spider Takes Starring Role…

    The Abarth 124 Spider takes a starring role alongside Sting & Shaggy in the official music video for their new track, "Gotta Get Back My Baby" - the latest single, co-produced by Teflon (Wyclef Jean, Fat Joe, Ruff Ryders) and Martin Kierszenbaum… more
  •  ArcelorMittal SA - Steel industry capture within the context of state capture
    Nov 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ArcelorMittal SA - Steel industry capture…

    Pre-2015 dti Minister Rob Davies was a staunch critic of AMSA (ArcellorMittal SA), to such an extent that he removed the 5 percent duty that was in place at the time. That was done in retaliation of AMSA’s policy of import parity pricing and AMSA’s… more
  • Amending the Constitution on shaky grounds will cause illegitimacy
    Nov 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Amending the Constitution on shaky grounds…

    Removing the right to compensation when expropriating property that is currently contained in section 25 of the Constitution, will be a lethal blow to the legitimacy and stability of our constitutional order if done under present conditions. The… more
  • 2018 Formula One Heineken Brazilian Grand Prix - Race - Sunday
    Nov 12, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 Formula One Heineken Brazilian Grand…

    Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team finishes with Charles Leclerc back in 7th place Weather: sunny/cloudy and dry, 21-25°C air, 35-45°C track The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team leaves Sao Paulo with a superb race by Charles Leclerc and a consolidated 8th position… more
  • Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa Offical drivers for 2018
    Nov 12, 2018 Motorsport

    Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa…

    It’s confirmed: the Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa, on the 24th and 25th of November at the Killarney Raceway in Cape Town, is the only place to be if you’re a speed freak and confirmed is the final list of drivers who will be battling it… more
  • Hot race action thrills Pretoria crowd
    Nov 12, 2018 Motorsport

    Hot race action thrills Pretoria crowd

    Zwartkops Raceway’s 2018 race season came to a stylish close on Saturday when the Grand Finale meeting delivered a most entertaining day of on-track action to an enthusiastic crowd in sizzling hot conditions. Charl Arangies had already wrapped up… more
  • Kyle Tucker was crowned winner of the fifth-annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition for his 1969 Chevy Camaro
    Nov 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tucker named 2018 SEMA Battle of the…

    SEMA Show vehicle builders to be featured in one-hour TV special on Velocity Network Jan. 7, 2019 Kyle Tucker was crowned winner of the fifth-annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition for his 1969 Chevy Camaro during SEMA Ignited, the official… more
  • Opel makes 'Car of the Year Top 20' ... TWICE!
    Nov 12, 2018 Motoring

    Opel makes 'Car of the Year Top 20' ...…

    Journalists of The South African Guild of Motoring has announced the semi-finalists in the 2019 AutoTrader SA Car of the Year competition. Opel features twice! Both the Opel Grandland X and Crossland X SUVs feature in the top 20. SUVs are dominating… more
  • Giniel de Villiers/Dennis Murphy Overall Production Vehicle Champions  - Image:  Nadia Jordaan
    Nov 12, 2018 Motorsport

    Hard earned honours for 2018 SACCS Champions

    The recent Gold 400 rounded off the 2018 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) that consisted of six tough events all over the country and Botswana with various title battles from the start. It was also a season where teams and manufacturers… more
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia wins two categories at
    Nov 09, 2018 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo Giulia wins two categories at…

    Performance-oriented readers of German car magazine vote Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio top pick of category 'Imported Standard Sedans/Station Wagons up to 100,000 Euro' (www.sportauto.de/sportautoaward). Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce is victorious in… more
  • Start of production in Dingolfing: First BMW 8 Series Convertible rolls off the line
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Start of production in Dingolfing: First BMW…

    Second BMW 8 Series model from Lower Bavaria Open sportscar with classic textile soft top Market launch in March 2019 with two model variants Four months after production of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé ramped up in Dingolfing, the BMW 8 Series family… more
  • Over 325 entries for PE race festival
    Nov 09, 2018 Motorsport

    Over 325 entries for PE race festival

    If there ever was a meeting to end a race season off in style, then the Aldo Scribante Racetrack’s 2018 finale must be it. The Algoa Motor Sport Club has attracted over 325 entries from the Bay and around the county, all set to deliver a day of… more
  • Engen Learn programme provides critical life-skills
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Engen Learn programme provides critical…

    Engen, in collaboration with FUEL Online Training, has delivered a record 3.5 million training interventions to Engen forecourt attendants around the country since its inception in 2013. The training focuses on job skills and competencies related to… more
  • Toyota continues to dominate SA vehicle quality survey
    Nov 09, 2018 Motoring

    Toyota continues to dominate SA vehicle…

    Toyota has improved on its 2016 performance in the latest Ipsos Vehicle Quality Awards. The Ipsos Vehicle Quality Survey (VQS) was conducted throughout South Africa in 2017, involving survey feedback from 7 000 owners of vehicles from 16 brands.… more
  • Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Masterclass: airbrushing – precision and process create perfection
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport…

    Spies Hecker looks at the airbrush skills on the Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ race cars In the airbrush’s relatively short life - the first patent was awarded in 1892 - it has established itself as an instrument that craftspeople and artists love… more
  • Sunny conditions continue in commercial vehicle sector
    Nov 09, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Sunny conditions continue in commercial…

    The sun is still shining over the South African commercial vehicle industry, as the sector reported another growth month in October. Year-on-year statistics for October show that sales grew by 5.3% to 2 648 units. Looking at year-to-date figures,… more
  • All-New Mazda3 to Premiere at Los Angeles Auto Show
    Nov 09, 2018 Motoring

    All-New Mazda3 to Premiere at Los Angeles…

    Mazda Motor Corporation announced today that the all-new Mazda3 will make its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show, open to the public November 30th through to December 9th 2018. Press days are November 28 to 29. The all-new Mazda3 adopts a… more
  • General Tire backs Team SA at Lifesaving World Champs
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    General Tire backs Team SA at Lifesaving…

    Team SA will compete in youth and open categories in Australia from 17 November to 2 December General Tire assisted with funding for travel costs, supported by high-profile multi-media campaign in print, digital, social media and television South… more
  • Van production expands for Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi in France
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Van production expands for…

    Industry-leading plant in Maubeuge to become the small van center of excellence for the Alliance with allocation of next-generation Renault Kangoo and New Nissan NV250 Renault Sandouville Plant to produce a new Mitsubishi Motors van based on Renault… more
  • Palletways Italia Goes Green
    Nov 09, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Palletways Italia Goes Green

    Imperial Logistics group company, Palletways Italia has introduced the network’s first electric trucks which will deliver to the limited traffic zone in Bologna. The area is designed to reduce congestion and pollution in the city center and only… more
  • Mahindra crowns its Tekfest champions
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mahindra crowns its Tekfest champions

    Mahindra crowned its Tekfest Champions at its national competition in Gauteng on 24 October 2018. Tekfest is Mahindra's global competition for technical personnel and service advisors. It combines various rounds of online and in-person evaluations… more
  • Sanlam confirms its sponsorship of FASA’s franchise surveys - renewing its confidence in the franchise sector
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sanlam confirms its sponsorship of FASA’s…

    Sanlam has, for the fifth year, confirmed its sponsorship of the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA)’s Franchise Surveys. The surveys are an important barometer that track the success of this unique business system which in the latest… more
  • Things are getting worse - but there’s an easy solution
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Things are getting worse - but there’s an…

    Discovery CEO Adrian Gore mentioned at the recent Leadership Summit that there is an element of “declinism” -- a pessimism about the state of one’s country -- in South Africa, and that it did not accurately represent the situation facing our… more
  • SAPICS 2019 Call for Speakers now open!
    Nov 09, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    SAPICS 2019 Call for Speakers now open!

    SAPICS invites you to participate in SAPICS 2019 Call for Speakers, which will remain open until 18 January 2019. The theme of the conference in these turbulent times is ‘Survive and Thrive’. SAPICS 2019 will take place in Cape Town, South Africa at… more
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Partners with Wheel Collision to Offer Expert Wheel Straightening and Repair to OEM Standards
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Partners with Wheel…

    Wheels, especially aftermarket alloy wheels, are more than just functional, they can be an asset to your vehicle, both from a performance and an aesthetic point of view. Really good wheels can also be pricey to replace, which is why Tiger Wheel &… more
  • Shell remains BMW’s recommended oil supplier
    Nov 09, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Shell remains BMW’s recommended oil supplier

    Shell-produced premium engine oils to be used for BMW service-fills until 2022 Shell has officially renewed its status as BMW AG’s only recommended supplier for aftermarket engine oils in South Africa for a further three years till end 2022 for all… more
  • Technology and automation will define the future of road transport
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Technology and automation will define the…

    Technology and automation will define the future of road transport according to new IRU research, but significant obstacles stand in the way. In the face of geopolitical and economic uncertainty, technology-driven innovation will be key to meeting… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 06 November 2018
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 06 November 2018

    MasterTips: Safety on the roads Millions of people drive for work, some are professionally trained drivers, while many are not. Often, if a job does not primarily involve driving, employees often don’t receive the same safety management as others… more
  • Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Award winners announced
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Award…

    Several organisations leading South Africa into the Fourth Industrial Revolution were recognized at the inaugural African Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards at the Tramways in Port Elizabeth last night (November 7) Awards were made to 25… more
  • Mitsubishi ASX Sport Limited Edition with R30 000 of Free Value
    Nov 08, 2018 Motoring

    Mitsubishi ASX Sport Limited Edition with…

    Mitsubishi has unveiled a limited edition of its popular ASX, the ASX Sport, offering a host of additional, sporty equipment at no additional cost. ASX Sport is a cross-over SUV for the stylish adventurer, offering enough space, practicality, safety… more
  • NAACAM Show 2019: Call for South African Industry 4.0 case studies
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Call for South African…

    The NAACAM Show 2019 Conference will be addressed by industry leaders dealing with the key issues in local, regional and international automotive manufacturing sector. The Project Steering Committee is soliciting proposals for case studies that… more
  • Honda Announces Plans for 2019 Motorcycle Motorsports Activities
    Nov 08, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Honda Announces Plans for 2019 Motorcycle…

    Honda's Participation in World Championship Racing and Dakar Rally 2019 Honda announced plans for its participation in motorcycle motorsports world championship racing activities for the 2019 season, at EICMA 2018 in Milan, Italy. In 2019, Honda… more
  • New MEYLE-ORIGINAL wheel bearing repair kit simplifies daily workshop operations
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New MEYLE-ORIGINAL wheel bearing repair kit…

    Pre-assembled MEYLE-ORIGINAL repair kit comprising pre-pressed wheel bearing and wheel hub Ready-to-install repair kit saves time and money at the workshop For a European fleet of more than three million vehicles The new all-in-one kit of… more
  • SAVE THE DATE: Join us at the 2019 Manufacturing Indaba on 25-26 June 2019
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SAVE THE DATE: Join us at the 2019…

    Manufacturing Indaba is the leading manufacturing event in Sub-Saharan Africa. The two-day event has shown impressive growth year on year and has proved its value in catalyzing business connections and helping manufacturers to innovate and grow… more
  • Opel Lutzmann 1899
    Nov 08, 2018 Motoring

    OPEL proves that "Girl Power" is almost 120…

    Humble beginnings Four years after the death of her husband (Adam Opel) in 1895, Sophie Opel decided to start producing cars after listening to the opinions of her sons Carl, Wilhelm and Friedrich Opel. Prior to this, the Opel family specialised in… more
  • 2019 Autotrader South African Car Of The Year semi-finalists announced
    Nov 08, 2018 Motoring

    2019 Autotrader South African Car Of The…

    For the first time in its 33-year history the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ), in partnership with AutoTrader, the headline sponsor, members of the public were able to cast their votes for the semi-finalists via a dedicated… more
  • Ferodo Greens Up For Taxis
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ferodo Greens Up For Taxis

    Ferodo has introduced new South African manufactured Eco-Friction copper-free taxi brake pads specifically for the industrydominating Toyota Quantum minibus. The new environmentally friendly products have been independently tested and proven to not… more
  • Mboweni – R 5 bn bailout for SAA? Maybe! Out of his hands now
    Nov 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mboweni – R 5 bn bailout for SAA? Maybe! Out…

    Not only is new finance minister Tito Mboweni the first ANC politician to propose that SAA should be closed down, he is also the first to repeat the Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) rallying cry that subsidising SAA harms the poorest in society. FMF… more
  • Carfind.co.za provides a positive experience for sellers and buyers alike
    Nov 06, 2018 Motoring

    Carfind.co.za provides a positive experience…

    Online platforms facilitating the buying and selling of new and used vehicles have become commonplace as dealers tussle for a bigger piece of the customer pie. In this highly competitive environment Carfind.co.za has set itself apart by always… more
  • The Emergency Brake Assist shortens response time and supports riders by means of carefully measured braking intervention in the event of impending rear-end collisions.
    Nov 06, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    New Radar Sensor from Continental…

    Next step to increase safety on the road: Continental to present new advanced rider assistance systems for two-wheeled vehicles at EICMA The rider remains in control: emergency brake assist shortens response time and helps riders by means of… more
  • (Left) Chuttur Sunilduth from Mauritius walked away with the accolade for the Best Safety Mindset in the Quester category. (Right) Tatiya Sisilia from Clover SA in Johannesburg was awarded Best Green Band driver in the Quon category.
    Nov 06, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Local UD Truck drivers performs well in Japan

    Two local UD Trucks fleet drivers proudly represented Southern Africa at the finals of the Extra Mile Challenge driver competition in Ageo, Japan. Tatiya Sisilia from Clover SA in Johannesburg was awarded Best Green Band driver in the Quon category,… more
  • Former world champions Mattias Ekstrӧm and Peter Solberg are locked in a tight battle with Andreas Bakkerud for the 2018 runner-up spot with only seven points separating them.
    Nov 06, 2018 Motorsport

    Everything you need to know about Gumtree…

    The 2018 Gumtree World RX of South Africa is on at Killarney on 24-25 November. This event brings thrilling, world class motorsport to Cape Town. While World RX is massively popular in Scandinavia and Europe, and is growing rapidly elsewhere, some… more
  • Jeep Brand at the 2018 SEMA Show
    Nov 06, 2018 Motoring

    Jeep Brand at the 2018 SEMA Show

    Four Jeep® vehicles customized with Jeep Performance Parts from Mopar were on display in the brand's SEMA Show exhibit that took place from October 30 to November 2 in Las Vegas These included the unique concept vehicles created for the latest… more
  • The Goodyear South Africa and Sub-Saran African leadership team standing with Mrs Zoliswa Njiyela, Stephen Nkomo Primary School Principal, and Mr Isaac Bali from the Department of Education.
    Nov 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear South Africa celebrates with…

    A thriving relationship was formed between Uitenhage based tyre manufacturing company, Goodyear South Africa and Stephen Nkomo Primary School in 2017. The connection commenced with Goodyear renovating a classroom that was in dire need of… more
  • Ford NWM Wins 2018 Class T Championship at Season Finale
    Nov 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Ford NWM Wins 2018 Class T Championship at…

    Title glory for Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable on Gold 400 in Gauteng Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer end third in Class T for 2018 Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea cross the finish line in seventh place Ford earns Manufacturer's Award for the… more
  • Championship titles for Toyota and Ford after rough and rocky Gold 400
    Nov 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Championship titles for Toyota and Ford…

    The Gold 400, the final round of the 2018 South African Cross Country Series that took place this weekend at Glenharvie on the West Rand of Gauteng, delivered the nail-biting action predicted and after 375 tough kilometres on a tight and rocky… more
  • Annual top honors awarded at 2018 SEMA Show
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Annual top honors awarded at 2018 SEMA Show

    Melanie White named 2018 SEMA Person of the Year Jon Pulli named GEN-III Innovator of the Year Bob Cook Sales named SEMA Rep Agency of the Year Turn 14 Distribution selected Distributor of the Year Aeromotive Inc. selected Manufacturer of the Year… more
  • Q by Aston Martin: ‘DBS 59’ marks legendary 1959 Le Mans win
    Nov 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Q by Aston Martin: ‘DBS 59’ marks legendary…

    Collection of 24 ‘DBS 59’ special editions celebrate DBR1’s 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans win Based upon Aston Martin’s fastest production car - the 715bhp, 211mph DBS Supeleggera A unique Q by Aston Martin: Commission for Aston Martin Cambridge Bespoke… more
  •  New Crash Test Results: Trio of Three Stars but shocking Zero for the Nissan ‘Hardbody’
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New Crash Test Results: Trio of Three Stars…

    Global NCAP and the Automobile Association (AA) South Africa launch the second round of #SaferCarsForAfrica crash test results today with the welcome support of the FIA Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies. The four models tested show a wide… more
  • Left to right, representing the Best of Show winners in the AAPEX 2018 Best Booth Awards are Doug Spitler, president, Ullman Devices; Flloyd Sobczak, marketing manager, Gates Corporation; and Mike Barthel, marketing manager, Ullman Devices
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Announces Best Booth Award…

    AAPEX 2018 presented its new Best Booth Awards to nine exhibiting companies during a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at this year’s event in Las Vegas. Premiere specialists from different parts of the exhibition industry toured the show floor during… more
  • March against e-tolls illogical - ETC
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    March against e-tolls illogical - ETC

    Friday’s planned march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria by the Gauteng region of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), is irresponsible, illogical and will further damage an ailing South African economy. This is according to the… more
  • CNN’s John King and Political Strategist Karl Rove Open AAPEX 2018
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    CNN’s John King and Political Strategist…

    CNN’s John King and political strategist Karl Rove gave their views on the upcoming midterm elections and how tariffs could impact the automotive aftermarket industry during the grand opening keynote breakfast at AAPEX 2018 in Las Vegas. AAPEX… more
  • Volkswagen makes waves of change in support of ocean sustainability and South African surfers
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen makes waves of change in support…

    Volkswagen South Africa's giant wave headed for Menlyn Mall and Sandton City The giant upcycled plastic wave is Volkswagen's symbol of how we can participate in creating a more sustainable future for our ocean As the proud supporters of the 2018… more
  • Court of International Trade Determines US Trade Commission Findings in Two Areas Are Not Supported by Substantial Evidence
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Court of International Trade Determines US…

    On 1 November 2018, the US Court of International Trade (CIT) announced that they were sustaining in part and remanding in part the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) final negative material injury determination in the antidumping and… more
  • 1,000KG of downforce and GT3 race suspension confirmed for track-only McLaren Senna GTR as dynamic testing begins
    Nov 05, 2018 Motorsport

    1,000KG of downforce and GT3 race suspension…

    McLaren Senna GTR moves closer to production with confirmation of technical specification 1,000kg of downforce; 825PS and 800Nm from twin-turbocharged, 4.0-litre V8 engine Suspension derived from McLaren GT3 race programme and Pirelli slick race tyres… more
  • SAPICS launches Demand Driven special interest group
    Nov 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    SAPICS launches Demand Driven special…

    Demand Driven as a phrase seems to be all the rage. Companies appear to be scrambling to become more demand-driven but do we really understand what this means and what is required?: There are many ways to interpret being demand-driven but the Demand… more
  • Gumtree World RallyCross of South Africa - A plethora of racing!
    Nov 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Gumtree World RallyCross of South Africa - A…

    By now you should have booked your tickets for the Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa event, taking place on the 24th and 25th of November. If not, then do it now. And if you already have, then clear your diary for the whole weekend, because… more
  • SEMA tells NHTSA to quit stalling replica vehicle production​
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA tells NHTSA to quit stalling replica…

    The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it is prepared to challenge the agency in court if it fails to take immediate action to implement the low volume replica car… more
  • MiX Telematics records ninth consecutive quarter of margin growth
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MiX Telematics records ninth consecutive…

    Global telematics leader continues to exceed expectations across all key operating metrics. MiX Telematics (NYSE: MIXT, JSE:MIX), a global leader of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, today announced financial results for its second… more
  • Switch on your humanity Eskom!
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Switch on your humanity Eskom!

    Eskom’s proposed 15% price increase is bound to place electricity out of reach for many South Africans and further promote the wealthy to move away from Eskom generated power, and further encourage the poor into the growing psyche of non-payment for… more
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio earns 5-Star Euro NCAP rating
    Nov 05, 2018 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo Stelvio earns 5-Star Euro NCAP…

    Stelvio, the first Alfa Romeo SUV, gains the coveted Euro NCAP 5-star rating and tops its category with a score of 97% for the protection of adult occupants. These results were achieved thanks to two fundamental features: the efficiency of an… more
  • Customer care is the modus operandi at Motus Pinetown
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Customer care is the modus operandi at Motus…

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is proud to announce the opening of the new Motus dealership in Pinetown on 1 November. This centrally located as well as fully authorised services and parts centre in the 'motortown' of Kwazulu-Natal, will provide… more
  • All-new 2019 Subaru Forester confirmed for South Africa
    Nov 05, 2018 Motoring

    All-new 2019 Subaru Forester confirmed for…

    Roomiest, most refined Forester to date Even safer with EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, equipped standard on selected models New X-Mode with Deep mud mode, introduced for the first time on a Subaru The all-new fifth generation Forester SUV… more
  • Auto Alert Nov/Dec 18: a probing review of significant global motor industry news
    Nov 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Auto Alert November/December 18: A probing…

    Mercedes-Benz Unveils the EQC 400 Early in September, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its new EQC 400 all-electric SUV in Stockholm, this being the first product in the portfolio of the EQ all-electric vehicle brand. Visually, the EQC 400 was quite… more
  • The Phoenix November - December 2018
    Nov 05, 2018 The Phoenix

    The Phoenix November - December 2018

    Good News Issue #2 Last year aBr, in its November / December 2017 issue, came out with a Good News Issue, based on the premise that political change was about to come, and the strong feeling was that this would naturally put the country on a strong… more
  • The Ferodo Eco-Friction Taxi brake pad range is designed specifically for the Toyota Quantum minibus.
    Nov 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ferodo® Quantum Taxi pads feature innovative…

    Product offering from Ferodo increases stopping power, improves safety and durability Federal-Mogul Motorparts today announced the launch of new packaging for its Ferodo® Eco-Friction® Taxi brake pad range. The pads are designed specifically for the… more
  • By Dries Lottering, Manufacturing Renewal Executive, Bridgestone South Africa
    Nov 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Big changes ahead for the tyre industry

    Technology-driven change will radically change all aspects of tyre design and production, to the benefit of drivers. Much of the innovation in manufacturing will soon become synonymous with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), and the impact that… more
  • RMI Mobile App on track
    Nov 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    RMI Mobile App on track

    Plans for the launch of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation’s (RMI) new mobile app is well on track and testing is underway. The app, aimed at connecting consumers to accredited RMI members, will most likely be available to motorists during the… more
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Nov 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Take the hazard out of construction zones…

    Driving through a construction zone can be frustrating because it often results in unexpected delays, however motorists are urged to remain calm and observe the road rules as they make their way through these zones. Arriving late is better than not… more
  • Ford Investment in South Africa Reaches R11-billion over Past Decade
    Nov 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ford Investment in South Africa Reaches…

    Major investments by Ford Motor Company in SA total R11-billion since 2009 Investments and upgrades to Ford's South African operations have enabled highest-ever installed capacity of 168 000 vehicles per year for a global platform Provision made for… more
  • New 2019 Ford GT Carbon Series Attacks Tracks, and the Drive Home
    Nov 02, 2018 Motorsport

    New 2019 Ford GT Carbon Series Attacks…

    The new 2019 Ford GT Carbon Series is the lightest in the company's GT lineup, saving approximately 18 kg with lightweight innovations such as carbon fibre wheels and a polycarbonate engine cover Bare carbon fibre dual exposed stripes, A-pillars and… more
  • NAAMSA comment on the October 2018 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Nov 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the October 2018 industry…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of October, 2018 – the Association said that the latest domestic sales figures reflected an unexpected and welcome uptick largely supported by fairly strong growth in the various… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 30 October 2018
    Nov 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 30 October 2018

    MasterTips: Inexperienced young drivers One of the safest ways for young drivers to gain experience is to frequently practice with a qualified driver riding along with them. Just 30 minutes a week with them as a passenger in the car can make a big… more
  • BorgWarner supplies its all-in-one EGR solution to a major global automaker for a variety of different engine sizes
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BorgWarner’s Integrated EGR Solution for…

    All-in-one exhaust gas reciculation (EGR) system helps automakers meet evolving emission standards. Integrated module strengthens BorgWarner’s market-leading position. Resists high thermal loads, offers durable performance and increases efficiency… more
  • AAPEX 2018 Announces New Product and New Packaging Showcase Winners
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Announces New Product and New…

    The winners of the AAPEX 2018 New Product and New Packaging Showcases were announced during an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at AAPEX in Las Vegas. To qualify for the 2018 judging process, products and packaging must be new and making their… more
  • SEMA announces new product award winners
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA announces new product award winners

    The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced its Best New Products Award winners this morning at the 2018 SEMA Show. These awards are given to the most innovative and cutting-edge automotive aftermarket products that will be… more
  • SEMA announces vehicles of the year
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA announces vehicles of the year

    Ford Mustang, F-Series, Focus, Jeep Wrangler and Polaris RZR Turbo S named 2018 SEMA Award winners The top trending vehicle models in five categories were announced today at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. Selected by manufacturing exhibitors… more
  • eBooster® and the Motor Generator Unit Combining Synergies for Future Mobility
    Nov 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    eBooster® and the Motor Generator Unit…

    System solution for further engine downsizing and downspeeding Cost-effective technologies solve dual challenges of increasing efficiency and reducing emissions Supporting 48-volt electrification trend and optional integration into existing… more
  • Update on Traffic and Transport Legislation
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Update on Traffic and Transport Legislation

    The Department of Transport published THE ECONOMIC REGULATION OF TRANSPORT BILL, 2018 for further public comment. The draft Economic Regulation of Transport Bill, 2018 was published in Government Gazette No.41437, Notice No. 632 of 12 February 2018… more
  • To contain prices competition is essential in electricity markets
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    To contain prices competition is essential…

    A market for electricity has a salutary effect on the behaviour of all the participants in the generation and supply of electricity. Generating plants, transmission grids, distribution grids, wholesalers and retailers, all behave differently when… more
  • Prof Werner Olivier, left, illustrates some of the content contained in the TouchTutor® package.  With him are from left, Mr Zamuxolo Mapakati, principal at Newell High School, Mrs Rode de Doncker, Mathematics teacher at Paterson High School and Mr Newton Kennedy, principal at Cillie High School.
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Innovative Teaching Technology

    Innovative new technology is being harnessed to teach Mathematics and Science at high schools in Nelson Mandela Bay. Isuzu Motors South Africa has partnered with Nelson Mandela University's Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre (GMMDC) to… more
  • Alliance Ventures leads strategic investment in WeRide.ai
    Nov 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Alliance Ventures leads strategic investment…

    Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and WeRide.ai to increase presence in Chinese autonomous vehicle services. Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has become the lead strategic investor of WeRide.ai (formerly… more
  • Jeep® Wrangler Earns Ninth Consecutive SEMA '4x4/SUV of the Year' Award
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Jeep® Wrangler Earns Ninth Consecutive SEMA…

    Jeep Wrangler only vehicle to earn "4x4/SUV of the Year" honor since launch of SEMA Awards in 2010 Four Jeep vehicles customized with Jeep Performance Parts from Mopar on display in brand's SEMA Show exhibit Ram 1500 and Dodge Challenger finish in… more
  • Petrol down, diesel up for November
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Petrol down, diesel up for November

    Fuel prices have moderated during October, with the prospect of some relief for petrol users, although users of diesel and illuminating paraffin will have to cough up more. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting… more
  • Richard Green, National Director of SAMBRA
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Gearing up for SAMBRA 2019 Awards

    Plans are on track for the 2019 South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA) Awards Breakfast which will take place on Wednesday 6 February at the Premier Hotel OR Tambo in Johannesburg. The annual SAMBRA Awards honour top vehicle… more
  • Passion fuels Arnold Chatz Alfa Romeo's race to become Mopar Endurance Race Series champions
    Nov 01, 2018 Motorsport

    Passion fuels Arnold Chatz Alfa Romeo's race…

    This weekend saw the final race of the Mopar Endurance Race Series for the 2018 season, with the Arnold Chatz Alfa Romeo Team celebrating victory in the Class B event and Race Overall Index of Performance prizes. These results mean that the team… more
  • Aston Martin’s vehicle dynamics team ready to move up a gear at new Silverstone base
    Nov 01, 2018 Motorsport

    Aston Martin’s vehicle dynamics team ready…

    ‘Aston Martin Silverstone’ is new home to the Vehicle Dynamics department of British luxury carmaker Trackside location will give team instant access to world-class testing facilities The Aston Martin Lagonda (AML) Vehicle Dynamics team has been… more
  • John Boyd Dunlop first practical pneumatic tyre
    Nov 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Dunlop brand celebrates 130 years

    Multi-award winning tyre brand Dunlop, manufactured by Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA), kicks off its 130-year birthday celebrations across South Africa in October this year. The Dunlop brand is known for its impressive history in the tyre… more
  • Jeep® Grand Cherokee Enlists in the Italian Carabinieri
    Nov 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Jeep® Grand Cherokee Enlists in the Italian…

    Jeep® Grand Cherokee has put on the uniform of the Italian Carabinieri and joined the anti-terrorism unit. Sporting the Force's institutional blue livery, the special fleet of 19 Jeep Grand Cherokee models is powered by the 142 kW 3.0-litre V-6… more
  • Guy Michrowsky, CEO of Electriq~Global. Photographer - Osnat Krasnansky
    Oct 30, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Will Cars Eventually Run on Water?…

    An Australian-Israeli startup has found a way to use water in order to power electric vehicles On October 29th and October 30th at EcoMotion 2018 ‘Smart Mobility Summit’ in Tel-Aviv, Electriq~Global will present its highly efficient, safe, clean,… more
  • Congratulations to the winners of Honda Quest 2018: Mojaki Richard Rammoneng and Claude Deyzel.
    Oct 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Honda Quest 2018: The Winning Team

    They were announced at the victory ceremony on Sunday October 28, 2018 held at Kaleo Guest Farm. "The competitors have now joined a very select group, and can all call themselves Honda Quest Finishers", said Barend Fouche, Head of Honda Motorcycles… more
  • Abdul Waheed Patel, Director of Part Worn Africa
    Oct 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Part Worn Africa calls for regulation of…

    Newly launched advocacy organisation Part Worn Africa is calling for governments and regulatory bodies across the African continent to develop and enforce stronger regulations governing the sale of part-worn and second-hand tyres. Part Worn Africa… more
  • Sumitomo Rubber South Africa partners with ‘Part Worn Africa’ initiative to champion Tyre Safety
    Oct 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sumitomo Rubber South Africa partners with…

    As South Africa commemorates Transport Month in October and a few days after the Global Road Safety Partnership’s (GRSP) “Africa Road Safety 2018” gathering in Cape Town from 23 to 24 October 2018 - Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA), manufacturer… more
  • Kariega Game Reserve rangers
    Oct 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    General Tire conquers the toughest African…

    Capabilities of General Grabber range proven in unforgiving African bushveld Grabber X3 and Grabber AT3 are the tyres of choice for Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape Dependable off-road performance, longevity and puncture resistance in even… more
  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Oct 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Beware of unscrupulous traders selling off…

    Tyres have a five-year warranty expiry date. “Most vehicle owners probably don’t know this fact and wouldn’t even consider it to be an issue,” says Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), “however, there have been… more
  • New era for enhanced Isuzu bakkie range in South Africa
    Oct 30, 2018 Motoring

    New era for enhanced Isuzu bakkie range in…

    Isuzu Bakkie name change from KB to D-MAX Introduction of Six-Speed Manual and Auto on all LX Models Isuzu Motors South Africa (Isuzu) has refreshed its bakkie range, giving it a new name along with higher levels of specification, quality and… more
  • Vehicle Price Inflation Drops Again, But Embattled Consumers Wary
    Oct 30, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Vehicle Price Inflation Drops Again, But…

    Vehicle Pricing Index below inflation for 5th consecutive quarter Head of TransUnion Auto in South Africa, Kriben Reddy, said while new car sales were up, record high fuel prices and a higher VAT rate saw consumers delaying purchasing decisions in… more
  • Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO, Dr Andy Palmer
    Oct 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Aston Martin Lagonda president and group CEO…

    Dr Andy Palmer accepts the Vantage Award for his ‘outstanding contribution to the world of Aston Martin’ The eighth annual Historic Motoring Awards recognises the elite in the international classic automotive world Aston Martin Lagonda President and… more
  • Compensated Pressure: “The new filling assistant shows precise tire inflation regardless of the tire’s temperature”
    Oct 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continental Presents New ContiConnect™…

    New features mainly based on fleet managers’ feedback and requests More individual configuration options Improved interface usability and customer experience Continental, technology company and manufacturer of premium tires, today released the first… more
  • FASA signs mou with Small Business Institute to make a difference and lobby government
    Oct 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FASA signs MOU with Small Business Institute…

    With Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni’s mini-budget speech still resonating and giving some hope with his call that ‘together, as a country, we can rebuild and recast our future... and choose a path that takes us to faster and more inclusive… more
  • Engie completes successful ‘proof of concept’ using second-life British battery tech for grid balancing services
    Oct 29, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Engie completes successful ‘proof of…

    French multinational electric utility Engie has deployed a 150 kW/90 kWh E-STOR system, developed by British energy storage technology developer, Connected Energy, at a site in Rotterdam, Holland. Connected Energy’s E-STOR energy storage system -… more
  • Coetzee Labuscagne. Image: Nadia Jordaan
    Oct 29, 2018 Motorsport

    Too close for comfort for title chasers in…

    To predict who the 2018 Special Vehicle champions of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) will be, is dangerous as the scale can easily tip at the Gold 400, the sixth and final round of the series that takes place on 2 and 3 November at… more
  • Henk Lategan. Image:  Nadia Jordaan
    Oct 29, 2018 Motorsport

    Going for gold at final round of SA National…

    The final round of the 2018 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS), the Gold 400, that takes place on 2 and 3 November in the Glenharvie area on the West Rand, is the sixth and last chance for title contenders to put their seal on… more
  • Cell Phones, Sporting Goods, and Soon, Cars: Ford Innovates with “Miracle” Material, Powerful Graphene for Vehicle Parts
    Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Cell Phones, Sporting Goods, and Soon, Cars:…

    Graphene is a material used in coating, cell phones and even some sporting goods – and soon, will be used under the bonnet in Ford vehicles, a first in automotive Ford, along with Eagle Industries and XG Sciences, has found a way to use a very small… more
  • Less than 2 Weeks to Go! Reasons to attend Manufacturing Indaba Western Cape
    Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Less than 2 Weeks to Go! Reasons to attend…

    Manufacturing Indaba Western Cape brings together provincial influencers from governments, industry and the manufacturing sector for a leading informative business conference and a ‘doing business’ exhibition in Cape Town. The 1 day conference… more
  • Messe Frankfurt exhibition grounds Hall 12 officially opened
    Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Messe Frankfurt exhibition grounds Hall 12…

    The new Hall 12 was officially opened today at a ceremony attended by some 2,000 invited guests from the realms of politics, business and media on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds. The building was constructed over a two-year period and is the… more
  • Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Turning aspiration into action: maintaining…

    “Being green and clean is not just an aspiration but an action.”- Christine Pelosi. While building green is a crucial first step in creating a greener, cleaner and smarter environment, some of these facilities fail to maintain efficient green… more
  • MEYLE tutorial: new video shows how to flush the cooling system in five simple steps
    Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MEYLE tutorial: new video shows how to flush…

    Based in Hamburg, manufacturing company MEYLE has a new tool to help workshops properly flush the cooling system. The tool, which MEYLE offers in collaboration with quality tool partner HAZET, can flush the cooling system using water and compressed… more
  • The new BMW X5 with M Performance Parts
    Oct 26, 2018 Motoring

    The new BMW X5 with M Performance Parts

    Extensive range of M Performance Parts for the new BMW X5 as Original BMW Accessories. Motor racing technology and appearance for the latest generation of the BMW X family's founding model. Like its predecessors and indeed the entire BMW X model… more
  • Maserati South Africa rated number one for customer satisfaction
    Oct 26, 2018 Motoring

    Maserati South Africa rated number one for…

    The hallmarks of an esteemed and revered automotive brand is best in class service where customer satisfaction is not only met, but exceeded. Getting this right means that a customer who makes a once-off purchase is converted to a lifelong,… more
  • Mini budget – Zuma fiddled while South Africa burned!
    Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mini budget – Zuma fiddled while South…

    Tito Mboweni had the unenviable task of presenting a budget that was the consequence of the maladministration of the Zuma era with a Treasury running out of cash and a government leaking like a sinking ship. He had the unpleasant task of announcing… more
  • Leading international original OEM brands Garrett by Honeywell, Borg Warner Holset, IHI and Mitsubishi turbochargers
    Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Reduce your costs by dealing direct with the…

    Officially appointed distributors for original OEM brands Garrett by Honeywell, and BorgWarner turbocharger systems. Direct importers for Mitsubishi, Holset and IHI turbochargers. Customers have a huge advantage by working direct with TurboDirect… more
  • Preview - 2018 Formula One Mexican Grand Prix
    Oct 26, 2018 Motorsport

    Preview - 2018 Formula One Mexican Grand Prix

    19th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 26th to 28th October 2018 With the season slowly coming to an end, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team heads to Mexico City, filled with motivation. The team has made remarkable progress over the past… more
  • Porsche launches new pop-up at La Mer
    Oct 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Porsche launches new pop-up at La Mer

    Porsche’s latest brand experience destination, a three-month long pop-up, is now open at La Mer. The result of a collaboration between the brand’s regional office, Porsche Centre Dubai and MERAAS, the new go-to destination is open to all sports car… more
  • Volkswagen hosts over 15 000 employees and their loved-ones at its Uitenhage plant for a Family Day
    Oct 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen hosts over 15 000 employees and…

    Volkswagen celebrates the successful launch of the new Polo and Vivo with a Family Day for its employees The Family Day themed 'We Make the Future' was attended by 15 823 employees and their loved-ones Uitenhage - Following a successful launch of… more
  • Radio stations unite around the world for synchronised broadcast of SNARED IN AFRICA - Saturday 10th November 2018
    Oct 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Radio stations unite around the world for…

    Born Free is delighted to announce that SNARED, a new radio drama about an age-old conflict - the poaching of Africa’s wildlife - will premier in a synchronised broadcast on Saturday 10th November 2018. Taking place on the 23rd anniversary of… more
  • Parts.cummins.com launched as genuine online catalogue for Holset®, Fleetguard®, Onan and Cummins parts
    Oct 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Parts.cummins.com launched as genuine online…

    Cummins has launched its third wave of feature enhancements to parts.cummins.com. Users of Parts.cummins.com will now find the following new functionality: Global Search Now users can search the entire site using an engine serial number, genset… more
  • Highlighting the changing face of warehousing and logistics
    Oct 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Highlighting the changing face of…

    The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA), recently partnered with southern Africa’s leading materials handling equipment provider, Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC), for a networking event aimed at highlighting the… more
  • How to win a brand-new Polo Vivo with Engen
    Oct 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    How to win a brand-new Polo Vivo with Engen

    Congratulations to the first of four lucky winners in the Engen’s Wheel of Fortune competition. The brand-new Polo Vivo was handed over at Engen Maunde in Pretoria over the weekend. Over the next week three additional lucky Engen customers stand the… more
  • Ford NWM Aiming for Glory at Season-Ending Gold 400
    Oct 25, 2018 Motorsport

    Ford NWM Aiming for Glory at Season-Ending…

    Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable set their sights on Class T championship title Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer also in contention after winning in Harrismith Brazil's Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea return to SA for the season finale Gold 400… more
  • 2018 Gumtree WRX of South Africa at Killarney – final countdown begins
    Oct 25, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 Gumtree WRX of South Africa at…

    A message from Johan Kristoffersson World class motorsport will be back at Killarney International Raceway in 30 days with the Gumtree World RX of South Africa on 24-25 November. The Gumtree World RX of South Africa, held for the first time last… more
  • Controlling the fuel price is a recipe for disaster
    Oct 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Controlling the fuel price is a recipe for…

    The Department of Energy has indicated that it is considering setting a maximum allowable price for 93 unleaded fuel as a relief measure to soothe South Africans beleaguered by unrelenting petrol price increases over recent months. A warning though… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 23 October 2018
    Oct 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 23 October 2018

    MasterTest: New Datsun Go and Datsun Go+ Since launching in South Africa four years ago, Datsun saw significant success in the local A segment market. The company is committed to continuing innovation & technological advancement in their new Datsun.… more
  • Maserati offers an exclusive customer care service with an upgraded seven-year package on 2018 range models
    Oct 24, 2018 Motoring

    Maserati offers an exclusive customer care…

    Maserati announces an extended customer care service for its customers in the Middle East and Africa offering a seven-year maintenance and warranty package ensuring owners have peace of mind that their vehicle is kept in perfect working condition.… more
  • Africa Automotive Aftermarket Solutions raises R400k for Charity
    Oct 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Africa Automotive Aftermarket Solutions…

    Africa Automotive Aftermarket Solutions (AAAS) is a company with heart, committed to making a difference to a number of educational institutions across the country. The companies vision is to assist in uplifting, developing and empowering schools… more
  • Fisker Inc. announces strategic investment from Caterpillar Ventures
    Oct 24, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Fisker Inc. announces strategic investment…

    Investment aimed at Fisker Inc.’s future solid-state battery technology with applications in construction, energy storage, transportation and mining industries Fisker Inc., an e-mobility and technology company developing electric vehicles and… more
  • List of eligible vehicles for 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year, has been announced
    Oct 24, 2018 Motoring

    List of eligible vehicles for 2019…

    The 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year competition is underway. Organisers of the event, the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists, have revealed the list of qualifying vehicles. Included in the 31 car line-up is the Haval H9 which… more
  • Michelle Baron-Williamson, CEO of Managed Integrity Evaluation (MIE)
    Oct 24, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Be in the driving seat of your fleet security

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