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  • NAAMSA responds to the Competition Commission guidelines on the automotive aftermarkets
    Feb 17, 2020 Buzz

    NAAMSA responds to the Competition Commission guidelines on the automotive aftermarkets

    Barely twelve hours after President Cyril Ramaphosa reassured both local and international investors during his State of the Nation Address on Thursday, that government will continue to create conditions conducive to investment and growing the… more
  • Kia Motors unveils Sonet compact SUV concept at Delhi Auto Expo 2020
    Feb 17, 2020 Motoring

    Kia Motors unveils Sonet compact SUV concept at Delhi Auto Expo 2020

    Kia Sonet concept revealed; a modern, dynamic and bold compact SUV Kia Sonet will make its way to Middle East & Africa late 2020 after official launch Kia Motors unveiled the new Sonet compact SUV concept at the Auto Expo 2020 in Delhi, India,… more
  • Gunther Schmitz, Chairman of Right to Repair South Africa (R2RSA)
    Feb 17, 2020 Buzz

    A resounding win for the consumer - Right2Repair welcomes Competition Commission Draft…

    Right to Repair South Africa (R2RSA), a Section-21, not-for-profit organisation that has been advocating for freedom of repair choice for vehicle owners over the last couple of years has welcomed the publication of draft guidelines for the… more
  • Jakkie Olivier, Chief Executive Officer of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Feb 17, 2020 Buzz

    RMI applauds focus on TVET colleges

    Jakkie Olivier, Chief Executive Officer of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), echoes Minister Blade Nzimande’s comments on applauding Governments commitment to tackling youth unemployment in the long term by prioritizing education… more
  • Oil helps fuel users while Rand surges
    Feb 17, 2020 Buzz

    Oil helps fuel users while Rand surges

    Steady declines in international oil prices have got the upper hand over a weakening Rand, setting the stage for fuel price reductions at month end. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited… more
  • THE TIRE COLOGNE 2020 sets a sustainable note with a broadly-based event programme
    Feb 17, 2020 Buzz

    THE TIRE COLOGNE 2020 sets a sustainable note with a broadly-based event programme

    Future Mobility illuminates the future of tires and wheels THE TIRE COLOGNE will open its doors for the second time in around three months. Around 500 exhibiting companies from around 40 countries will then present their range of products and… more
  • Opportunity for employers to participate in a funded apprentice project
    Feb 17, 2020 Buzz

    Opportunity for employers to participate in a funded apprentice project

    The Department Higher Education and Training (DHET) Director-General has approved the 2020 intake of 30 apprentices at the Centres of Specialization Automotive Motor Mechanic at Port Elizabeth College Iqhayiya Campus and College of Cape Town… more
  • Weidmüller aims for widespread roll-out of machine learning in industry
    Feb 17, 2020 Buzz

    Weidmüller aims for widespread roll-out of machine learning in industry

    Weidmüller presented its Automated Machine Learning software at the Hannover Messe Preview, and together with Microsoft is aiming for widespread roll-out of machine learning in industry. The Hannover Messe Preview on 12 February in Hanover has… more
  • SONA 2020, I'm sorry to say ...
    Feb 17, 2020 Buzz

    SONA 2020, I'm sorry to say ...

    The 13 February 2020 events were a true reflection of the state of this nation. Not only is the ruling party, and its president, incapable of managing the crisis, they probably do not perceive it to be a crisis. The speech of the President has… more
  • Beverage giant kicks off 2L returnable plastic bottle initiative in EC
    Feb 17, 2020 Buzz

    Beverage giant kicks off 2L returnable plastic bottle initiative in EC

    SOUTH African bottling partner, Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) has introduced a 2L returnable bottle made of PET plastic, with the rollout of the new packaging being piloted in the Mandela Bay and Border-Kei districts of the Eastern… more
  • 2019 Financial results : Groupe Renault meets its revised targets
    Feb 17, 2020 Buzz

    2019 Financial results : Groupe Renault meets its revised targets

    Despite a troubled context, Groupe Renault achieved its targets, revised in October, with a 4.8% Group operating margin and a positive Automotive operational free cash flow. Sales at 3.8 million units, down -3.4%. Group revenues down -3.3% to… more
  • Visitors from around the world attend the 24th George Old Car Show
    Feb 17, 2020 Motoring

    Visitors from around the world attend the 24th George Old Car Show

    12 500 visitors attended the 24th George Old Car Show, according to Southern Cape Old Car Club (SCOCC) Chairman, Mike Alexander. There were nearly 900 entrants in total, that includes tractors & stationary engines, as well as motorbikes.… more
  • New Renault TRIBER presents a unique offering within the S.A. market; with the ultra-flexibility of 5-seater to 7-seater configurations
    Feb 17, 2020 Motoring

    New Renault TRIBER presents a unique offering within the S.A. market; with the…

    The All-New Renault TRIBER is an innovative offering within the market. It represents a totally new concept of SUV design - A well-equipped vehicle with impressive space and the flexibility to accommodate the ever-changing needs of South… more
  • Lenovo signs as official partner alongside Aruba.it for Ducati 2020 Superbike
    Feb 17, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Lenovo signs as official partner alongside Aruba.it for Ducati 2020 Superbike

    We are pleased that Lenovo has announced a global official partnership with Aruba.it, a technology solutions partner, and Ducati, a world leader in motorcycle innovation. The new sponsors of the Superbike 2020 season were unveiled earlier today… more
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairperson of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Feb 17, 2020 Motoring

    Deal with vehicle rust issues immediately, advises MIWA

    Dealing with rust should be a priority for all vehicle owners, not just those living at the coast, says Dewald Ranft, Chairperson of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation… more
  • AA Diesel Truck Bodies gains 10-plus years of product life for end users with Hardox® wear plate
    Feb 17, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    AA Diesel Truck Bodies gains 10-plus years of product life for end users with Hardox®…

    For 20 years, family company AA Diesel Truck Bodies has supplied custom-made truck bodies to the demanding Australian transport industry. Hardox® steel in the body units helps the end user to reduce weight by 10 to 20 percent and increase the… more
  • Contributors: (l-r) Carl Moodley - Chief Underwriting & Claims Officer; GENRIC insurance Company, Stuart Forbes - Chief Risk and Compliance Officer; GENRIC insurance Company & Eugene Olivier – Chief Information Office;  GENRIC insurance Company
    Feb 17, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Top trends that will shape the insurance sector in the next decade

    Across the globe, trends in technology, economics and socioeconomics are culminating to disrupt the way entire industries operate and deliver products and services to consumers. When it comes to the impact of technology, there is no industry… more
  • The Car Dealership needs to have a “mind-shift”
    Feb 14, 2020 Motoring

    The Car Dealership needs to have a “mind-shift”

    Car pricing, demand and supply. Pricing for immediate demand and supply is happening in real time – there are no lags anymore, especially for car dealerships. We call this live market data. There is a constant push and pull that directly… more
  • Ford Celebrates the History of Car Audio on #WorldRadioDay
    Feb 14, 2020 Buzz

    Ford Celebrates the History of Car Audio on #WorldRadioDay

    The sophisticated infotainment systems we rely on in our cars today have a century of development behind them From 8-tracks and cassettes, to CDs, MP3 players, and now smartphones which connect wirelessly to our cars, we've come a long way in… more
  • Flexible working in the age of longevity
    Feb 14, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Flexible working in the age of longevity

    We’re living for longer, which is impacting how we want to work, learn and live, and employers need to adapt to these changes Global life expectancy is growing at its fastest rate since the 1960s. Today, a 20-year-old has a 50 percent chance of… more
  • Only 3 easy steps to individual parts
    Feb 14, 2020 Buzz

    Only 3 easy steps to individual parts

    Design & manufacturing in 2020 Components are usually designed in a 3D CAD application. Although not technically necessary, a 2D drawing derivative is created to transfer tolerance information. 3D print-friendly designs are scarce. On this… more
  • Water and Oil Pump from Schadek - Brazil
    Feb 14, 2020 Buzz

    Water and Oil Pumps from Schadek - Brazil

    Schadek started in 1965, with the production of pressure-cast parts for motorcycles, automobiles, and home appliances. Three years later, the beginning of oil pump production marked Schadek's definitive entrance in the automotive aftermarket.… more
  • Huawei will showcase Digital Industrial Transformation by leading Connectivity and Intelligence at HANNOVER MESSE 2020
    Feb 14, 2020 Buzz

    Huawei will showcase Digital Industrial Transformation by leading Connectivity and…

    At HANNOVER MESSE 2020 Preview, Huawei announced it will showcase an array of innovative products and solutions to drive and lead the digital transformation of the industrial sector. HANNOVER MESSE is the world's leading trade fair for… more
  • New 2020 Mitsubishi ASX tames the urban jungle
    Feb 14, 2020 Motoring

    New 2020 Mitsubishi ASX tames the urban jungle

    ASX a youthful urbanised SUV for a South African lifestyle 2020 model features major visual differences inside and out as well as under the skin New Dynamic Shield front, improved mechanics, shining footwear The new-for-2020 Mitsubishi ASX hits… more
  • Volkswagen expands dealership footprint in Southern Africa
    Feb 14, 2020 Buzz

    Volkswagen expands dealership footprint in Southern Africa

    Volkswagen opens new dealership in Namibia Volkswagen South Africa now has a total of 109 dealerships across South Africa, Namibia and Botswana Volkswagen has expanded the number of its dealerships across Southern Africa through the opening of… more
  • Our car enthusiast’s gift guide
    Feb 14, 2020 Motoring

    Our car enthusiast’s gift guide

    Choosing a gift for the passionate petrol head in your life doesn’t have to be a struggle. We’ve rounded up the best gifts and each one speaks directly to the car enthusiast. Whether you’re working on a budget of R200 and under, between… more
  • World Premiere of BMW M2 by FUTURA 2000: Three Exclusive Originals and a Limited Edition of the BMW M2 Competition
    Feb 14, 2020 Motoring

    World Premiere of BMW M2 by FUTURA 2000: Three Exclusive Originals and a Limited Edition…

    In the wake of the further development of BMW Individual, the BMW M GmbH presents its latest collaboration at this year's Frieze Los Angeles: a multi-tiered project with international artist FUTURA 2000. Known for his mastery of color,… more
  • Cooperation with APRA Europe: Remanufacturing – the highest form of recycling – to be featured at Automechanika
    Feb 14, 2020 Buzz

    Cooperation with APRA Europe: Remanufacturing – the highest form of recycling – to be…

    In collaboration with the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA), Automechanika Frankfurt will be presenting this diverse theme as part of a special ‘Automechanika Remanufacturing Day’. Automechanika has entered into a partnership… more
  • Mahindra and Ford JV looks to drive growth in India and emerging markets, says GlobalData
    Feb 13, 2020 Buzz

    Mahindra and Ford JV looks to drive growth in India and emerging markets, says GlobalData

    Following the news that the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the formation of a joint venture (JV), Ardour Automotive Private Limited, between Mahindra & Mahindra and Ford Motor, and the transfer of the automotive business of… more
  • You're invited to Exhibit at Ghana Expo 2020
    Feb 13, 2020 Buzz

    You're invited to Exhibit at Ghana Expo 2020

    GHANA 2020 is the global platform that aims to connect International Companies to showcase their products and services with the developing market of Ghana & other West African Countries. It will provide wider opportunities for International and… more
  • Feel the speed, capture the moment
    Feb 13, 2020 Buzz

    Feel the speed, capture the moment

    Emerald Resort and Casino will come alive with motoring action from 28 February - 1 March. It's the perfect opportunity for sports photographers and anyone who loves capturing moving content to snap some dramatic racing images. Experience the… more
  • After Ghosn lawsuit, attention will swing to Nissan's underperformance, says GlobalData
    Feb 13, 2020 Buzz

    After Ghosn lawsuit, attention will swing to Nissan's underperformance, says GlobalData

    Following the news that Nissan has filed a $90m lawsuit against its former chairman Carlos Ghosn, who jumped bail in Japan last year while facing charges of financial misconduct; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data… more
  • Industrial companies to present new standard for positioning technologies at Hannover Messe
    Feb 13, 2020 Buzz

    Industrial companies to present new standard for positioning technologies at Hannover…

    Easier deployment of automated guided vehicles and drones in manufacturing // Affordable plug-n-play access to ultra-wideband technologies for everyone // Joint use of ultra-wideband, RFID, 5G and GPS to seamlessly monitor the supply chain In… more
  • Hannover Messe 2020: igus tribo-polymers make strain wave gears cost-effective and light
    Feb 13, 2020 Buzz

    Hannover Messe 2020: igus tribo-polymers make strain wave gears cost-effective and light

    At its trade show stand in Hall 6, igus shows visitors the next generation of robolink drive elements In order to generate accurate movement along the 5th robot axis, the motion plastics specialist igus has developed new types of strain wave… more
  • HANNOVER MESSE 2020: How change becomes growth
    Feb 13, 2020 Buzz

    HANNOVER MESSE 2020: How change becomes growth

    The manufacturing industry worldwide is grappling with the twin challenges of technological change and economic and political uncertainty. With its keynote theme of Industrial Transformation, HANNOVER MESSE 2020 focuses on the opportunities… more
  • Hyundai's i30 N gives 'fun to drive' new meaning
    Feb 13, 2020 Motoring

    Hyundai's i30 N gives 'fun to drive' new meaning

    Hyundai's first mass-produced high-performance car which has been lavished with high praise and described in the media as a "massive success", "an absolute triumph" and an "astonishing performance model", has arrived in South Africa - ready to… more
  • Czinger teases sights and sounds of revolutionary 21C Hypercar ahead of global debut at Geneva International Motor Show
    Feb 13, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Czinger teases sights and sounds of revolutionary 21C Hypercar ahead of global debut at…

    Created by 21st century artisans, Czinger previews 21C ahead of Geneva International Motor Show global debut Czinger's revolutionary technology delivers a groundbreaking hypercar with an iconic design and dominating performance First tease… more
  • 2019's most sold and searched red cars
    Feb 13, 2020 Motoring

    2019's most sold and searched red cars

    Red is the colour of love! It’s also a popular car colour. Given the fact that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, AutoTrader has released a list of the most sold and most searched for used red cars in South Africa. According to George… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 12 February 2020
    Feb 13, 2020 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 12 February 2020

    MasterTips: Travelling with pets In a crash over the festive season three people and one dog were killed and another two dogs were temporarily missing. If you travel with your pets, be sure that they are safely restrained at all times.… more
  • A well-directed scrappage policy will help Indian automotive market recover from slowdown, says GlobalData
    Feb 13, 2020 Buzz

    A well-directed scrappage policy will help Indian automotive market recover from…

    Following the news that the vehicle scrappage policy for India will be implemented soon; Animesh Kumar, Director of Automotive Consulting at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “A ‘well-directed’ scrappage policy… more
  • Mazda Foundation Southern Africa supports lion relocation
    Feb 12, 2020 Buzz

    Mazda Foundation Southern Africa supports lion relocation

    The Mazda Foundation Southern Africa recently became involved in the rescue of lions from captivity in the Ukraine in association with the Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization - Ukraine (LAEO Ukraine) and Warriors of Wildlife. In December 2019,… more
  • Surging interest in electric vehicles sees forecasts increased as autonomous hype subsides, says GlobalData
    Feb 12, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Surging interest in electric vehicles sees forecasts increased as autonomous hype…

    The latest set of automotive component and production forecasts reveal a clear increase in the number of electric vehicles (EVs) expected to be built over the next few years, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. This comes in… more
  • AudiStream: Virtual journey through the world of production at Audi in Ingolstadt
    Feb 12, 2020 Buzz

    AudiStream: Virtual journey through the world of production at Audi in Ingolstadt

    View the Audi A3 body shop on your screen; go to the Audi A4 assembly line with a mouse click: With AudiStream, Audi is the first manufacturer to offer interactive factory tours. Starting from Wednesday, February 12, interested parties can… more
  • Toll fees to increase from March despite confusion over e-toll future
    Feb 12, 2020 Buzz

    Toll fees to increase from March despite confusion over e-toll future

    The publishing of new toll tariffs – including those for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), or e-tolls – is curious and unfortunate, says the Automobile Association (AA). “Gauteng motorists were assured that the way forward for… more
  • Poor automotive company results will add to merger pressures, says GlobalData
    Feb 12, 2020 Buzz

    Poor automotive company results will add to merger pressures, says GlobalData

    Daimler today reported a net profit of €2.7bn for 2019, 64% down on the previous year. It is the latest in a succession of poor financial results from a number of automakers; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and… more
  • ZF Aftermarket Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of ZF [pro]Tech Membership Service at VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo 2020
    Feb 12, 2020 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of ZF [pro]Tech Membership Service at…

    Visit ZF Aftermarket at Booth 815/914 Two live training events from ZF Aftermarket technical experts Celebrating anniversary of the launch of ZF [pro]Tech with reception for its members ZF Aftermarket will attend the VISION Hi-Tech Training and… more
  • Feb 12, 2020 Buzz

    "Groundhog Day" with Jeep Gladiator and Bill Murray is the 2020 Big Game's Most Viewed…

    "Groundhog Day" has been viewed 104,246,754 times across the Jeep brand's YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels "Groundhog Day" has more social views online than any other commercial airing during the Big Game "Groundhog Day" takes… more
  • Dominic Rimmer, IMSAf Senior Vice President Technical Operations
    Feb 11, 2020 Buzz

    Isuzu's Manufacturing Plant in Port Elizabeth Gears Up for Production of the Next…

    Upgrades and modifications to the Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAf) production plant in Port Elizabeth are currently underway, gearing up for the production of the seventh generation Isuzu D-MAX bakkie. Late last year Isuzu Motors Limited of… more
  • Proposed Volvo Car and Geely Auto merger points to continuing sector M&A pressures, says GlobalData
    Feb 11, 2020 Buzz

    Proposed Volvo Car and Geely Auto merger points to continuing sector M&A pressures, says…

    Following the news that Volvo Car and Geely Automobile Holdings are considering a merger; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “The proposed deal continues an ongoing theme of… more
  • B-BBEE due diligence process creates additional strain on small business suppliers
    Feb 11, 2020 Buzz

    B-BBEE due diligence process creates additional strain on small business suppliers

    Inconsistent vetting procedures and application of BBBEE rules within the Insurance sector are creating problems for many smaller business suppliers within the motor body repair sector. Richard Green, national director of the South African… more
  • Rolls-Royce Apprenticeship Programme 2020: apprentice profiles
    Feb 11, 2020 Buzz

    Rolls-Royce Apprenticeship Programme 2020: apprentice profiles

    CURRENT APPRENTICES MIKE ELDERS: LEATHERSHOP Graduate Mike was looking for a career change that would give him new skills and personal development opportunities. One of his biggest challenges when he first joined the Leathershop was making the… more
  • Gordon Murray Design leads UK consortium to launch a unique and versatile autonomous mobility vehicle
    Feb 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Gordon Murray Design leads UK consortium to launch a unique and versatile autonomous…

    Gordon Murray Design, Delta Motorsport and itMoves collaborate to produce ‘MOTIV’ autonomous vehicle platform ‘MOTIV’ uses GMD’s patented iStream Superlight technology to produce a safe and cost-effective autonomous vehicle Consortium targets… more
  • Isuzu Adds More Choice and Greater Convenience to D-MAX with Five New Automatic Models Added to the Range
    Feb 11, 2020 Motoring

    Isuzu Adds More Choice and Greater Convenience to D-MAX with Five New Automatic Models…

    The Isuzu D-MAX range has been expanded in South Africa with five new automatic models added to the line-up, giving its proven and dependable bakkie even greater driving comfort and convenience. Headlining the expanded product portfolio is the… more
  • Ford Announces Senior Leadership Changes as Company Continues Transformation
    Feb 11, 2020 Buzz

    Ford Announces Senior Leadership Changes as Company Continues Transformation

    Jim Farley becomes chief operating officer, reporting to president and CEO Jim Hackett, responsible for all global markets and automotive operations, Ford Smart Mobility and autonomous vehicles Hau Thai-Tang takes on an expanded role in… more
  • Enough is enough – Time for law enforcement to step up
    Feb 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Enough is enough – Time for law enforcement to step up

    Traffic law departments across South Africa who do not make every effort to mitigate the impact of rolling blackouts on traffic congestion, and traffic lawlessness, are not doing their jobs and are failing motorists in the towns and cities they… more
  • Honda Quest True Adventure 2020 open for entries
    Feb 11, 2020 Buzz

    Honda Quest True Adventure 2020 open for entries

    Entries are now open for Honda Quest True Adventure 2020 - the ultimate adventure motorcycle competition, on the ultimate adventure motorcycle, the all-new Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin. Do you have what it takes? We are looking for true adventure… more
  • How do we perceive mobility and what is most important to us?
    Feb 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    How do we perceive mobility and what is most important to us?

    In November 2019 the networking event Hypermotion used a wide range of innovative methods to conduct surveys and elicit opinions. Participants were invited to share their thoughts and views at numerous stations throughout the exhibition hall.… more
  • Open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa: SONA 2020: Show us your hand, Mr President
    Feb 11, 2020 Buzz

    Open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa: SONA 2020: Show us your hand, Mr President

    Dear President Your dramatic election as the President of the ANC at Nasrec in December 2017 was received with much elation by many South Africans. Confidence in you was further confirmed during the 2019 general elections when many South… more
  • Time to Hit a Home Run, Cyril
    Feb 10, 2020 The Phoenix

    Time to Hit a Home Run, Cyril

    Welcome to 2020, and welcome to another year of hope and despair. 2019 was our annus horribilis, and 2020 could be our anus horribilis, if our government does not get off their horribilis anus. But it does not have to be this way, and all we… more
  •  Government must do more for EV owners if it is to hit 2035 targets, says GlobalData
    Feb 10, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Government must do more for EV owners if it is to hit 2035 targets, says GlobalData

    The government has revealed plans to bring forward the ban on selling internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle five years to 2035. Further restrictions on petrol and diesel cars could be implemented sooner if there is a possibility for a faster… more
  • Motomatch changes the way you buy and sell cars - let the deals come to you!
    Feb 10, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Motomatch changes the way you buy and sell cars - let the deals come to you!

    Motomatch online platform provides an easy and secure way for customers to receive offers from approved dealers nationwide when buying or selling a car Customers can list cars for free on www.motomatch.co.za, receive and compare multiple offers… more
  • Toyota Two-Time Winners in Cars.co.za Consumer Awards
    Feb 10, 2020 Motoring

    Toyota Two-Time Winners in Cars.co.za Consumer Awards

    The inaugural Cars.co.za Consumer awards, now in its 5th year, is a celebrated evening of automotive excellence. With celebrities in tow, and a host of industry representatives in attendance, the stage was set to reveal South African’s… more
  • Mitsubishi Motors South Africa announces soaring sales in shrinking market
    Feb 10, 2020 Buzz

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa announces soaring sales in shrinking market

    Retail sales for the 2019 calendar year up by 13.6% Latest Triton, new Eclipse Cross lead the way January 2020 dealer retail figures up by 31% vs 2019 MITSUBISHI MOTORS SOUTH AFRICA (MMSA) started the new year on the back of a powerful sales… more
  • SPE supplies two Baoli forklifts to Adlam Engineering
    Feb 10, 2020 Buzz

    SPE supplies two Baoli forklifts to Adlam Engineering

    The ‘value for money’ nature of the Baoli forklift range has proved to be key in Adlam Engineering’s recent decision to purchase two Baoli KBD35+ 3,5 t dieselunits from local supplier, Smith Power Equipment. When it took the decision to go into… more
  • New technically advanced international products for all industries, Action Can launches its innovative Aerosol range in South Africa
    Feb 10, 2020 Buzz

    New technically advanced international products for all industries, Action Can launches…

    Over 100 products for the industrial/professionals, the Fastener and Fixing industry, Industrial MRO(Maintenance, Repair and Operations), Automotive, Motorcycles, Engineering, Trade & Pro DIY, Agriculture, Construction and the Electrical… more
  • Alfa Romeo: 110 years of unparalleled history
    Feb 10, 2020 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo: 110 years of unparalleled history

    June 24 will mark Alfa Romeo's 110th anniversary, having dealt motorists' from race tracks to their emotions. For this anniversary, the Alfa Romeo Style Center has designed a new logo. Faithful to the brand's most iconic elements, the "110" is… more
  • Used car market moves billions in car sales this January
    Feb 10, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Used car market moves billions in car sales this January

    It’s no secret that the new car market is struggling when it comes to unit sales. However, the used car market has moved R10.2 billion in car sales in January. Two factors indicate that the used car market is recovering: A negative trend in the… more
  • Coronavirus automotive supply-chain concerns will rapidly spread across the world, says GlobalData
    Feb 07, 2020 Buzz

    Coronavirus automotive supply-chain concerns will rapidly spread across the world, says…

    Following the news that Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) is warning that it could halt production at a European plant in a matter of weeks; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “We have been… more
  • Volkswagen wins big at the 2020 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards
    Feb 07, 2020 Motoring

    Volkswagen wins big at the 2020 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards

    The fifth annual Cars.co.za Consumer Awards recognised the best cars in South Africa Volkswagen was the biggest winner on the night walking away with the coveted Brand of the Year award and six category wins Volkswagen was the biggest winner at… more
  • Transparency reporting – a significant step toward regaining trust in the auditing profession
    Feb 07, 2020 Buzz

    Transparency reporting – a significant step toward regaining trust in the auditing…

    The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is pleased to note that audit firms are heeding the call to prepare transparency reports. KPMG South Africa recently issued its transparency report, Driving audit quality in South… more
  • MSA nationals set to fly in PE
    Feb 07, 2020 Motorsport

    MSA nationals set to fly in PE

    The 2020 MSA South African National Motocross championship presented by Cannabis Energy and TRP Distributors is quite literally set to fly when the first gate of the season drops to see in another year of sensational racing at Port Elizabeth’s… more
  • 2020 Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series gets off to a flying start
    Feb 07, 2020 Motorsport

    2020 Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series gets off to a flying start

    Zwartkops - 2020-02-01 This year’s Passion for Speed Festival at Zwartkops on the first weekend of February lifted the curtain on the local track racing season, and in sweltering heat a bumper crowd turned out to see some great racing by old… more
  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 23, No. 6
    Feb 07, 2020 Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 23, No. 6

    Airline Discounts to the 2020 SEMA Show SEMA Show organizers have been working with major air carriers to secure discounted airfare for 2020 SEMA Show attendees and exhibitors. ‌ // Breaking News Get Up to $5,000 to Pay Off Your Student Loans… more
  • The Haval H2 - a Sino-SA success story
    Feb 07, 2020 Motoring

    The Haval H2 - a Sino-SA success story

    The Haval H2 made its South African debut at the very same time the brand from the Peoples' Republic of China owned by Great Wall Motors made its entry into South Africa in May of 2017. GWM is no stranger to the SA market sporting a 12-year… more
  • President Cyril Ramaphosa and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet the engineers of the future at BMW Group Plant Rosslyn
    Feb 07, 2020 Buzz

    President Cyril Ramaphosa and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet the engineers of the…

    BMW Group board members welcomed Chancellor Merkel and President Ramaphosa at plant Rosslyn. BMW SA’s education programmes show commitment to South Africa’s people. The President and the Chancellor took time to meet BMW trainees and graduates.… more
  • VWSA produces 200 000th Polo for export market
    Feb 07, 2020 Buzz

    VWSA produces 200 000th Polo for export market

    The company has exported over 1-million vehicles to date Milestone follows a record year in 2019 Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) reached a new milestone last week, when it produced its 200 000th unit of the current Volkswagen Polo for the… more
  • South African Jonathan Aberdein confirmed as final BMW works driver for 2020 DTM
    Feb 07, 2020 Motorsport

    South African Jonathan Aberdein confirmed as final BMW works driver for 2020 DTM

    The sixth BMW driver for the 2020 DTM season has been confirmed as Jonathan Aberdein (RSA), who caught the eye in 2019 with some impressive performances for customer team WRT, will drive a BMW M4 DTM in the future. As such, the six BMW works… more
  • BMW Group steps up expansion for production of electric powertrain components at Plant Dingolfing
    Feb 07, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group steps up expansion for production of electric powertrain components at Plant…

    The BMW Group is expanding production capacity and increasing its staff at the Competence Centre for E-Drive Production in Dingolfing faster than originally planned. Due to growing demand for electrified vehicles, the plant expects the number… more
  • The new Conti Hybrid HT3 WR (Winter Regional) is available in size 385/65 R 22.5 and is impressive both in terms of traction and robustness. It is the first truck trailer tire specially developed for the requirements in wintry conditions.
    Feb 07, 2020 Buzz

    Continental launches new regional trailer tire with 3PMSF marking for wintry conditions

    Tire part of new "trailer strategy" for robust trailer tires focused on different requirements in Europe, Middle East and Africa Conti Hybrid HT3 HL featuring higher load index with new pictogram on sidewall With the new Conti Hybrid HT3 WR… more
  • GWM announces the Global Premier of HAVAL Concept H & the India debut of its Concept Vehicle - Vision 2025
    Feb 06, 2020 Motoring

    GWM announces the Global Premier of HAVAL Concept H & the India debut of its Concept…

    Great Wall Motors, China's largest SUV manufacturer, today globally premiered its HAVAL Concept H & announced the India debut of the concept vehicle - Vision 2025, during the press conference organized at Auto Expo - The Motor Show 2020.… more
  • Exports Provide Bright Spot for SA Car Industry as Local Sales Stagnate
    Feb 06, 2020 Buzz

    Exports Provide Bright Spot for SA Car Industry as Local Sales Stagnate

    The South African car market remained depressed in the fourth quarter of 2019 – and all indications are that it will remain that way for the foreseeable future, with a challenging macro-economic outlook continuing to drive down vehicle sales,… more
  • Rand to be dominant in 2020 fuel pricing
    Feb 06, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Rand to be dominant in 2020 fuel pricing

    With the international oil market stable, Rand weakness is likely to be the dominant factor in fuel pricing for the year. This is the opinion of the Automobile Association (AA) which today released its annual fuel price outlook "Factors… more
  • World Car finals countdown begins at The Delhi Auto Show
    Feb 06, 2020 Motoring

    World Car finals countdown begins at The Delhi Auto Show

    World Car finals countdown begins live from The Delhi Auto Show The World Car Finals countdown officially began today (5 February 2020) at the Delhi Auto Show in India with the announcement of the Top 10 and Top Five finalists in five World Car… more
  • Thule Gives You A Ticket To Ride
    Feb 06, 2020 Buzz

    Thule Gives You A Ticket To Ride

    If you’re a bakkie-driving cyclist, then the sky is almost the limit when it comes to finding a Thule solution for transporting your favourite two-wheeler… So the 41 000 who purchased a Hilux, the 25 000 who purchased a Ranger, or the 16 000… more
  • Autotalks' Chipset is Selected for the Company’s First Mass Production C-V2X Program in China
    Feb 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Autotalks' Chipset is Selected for the Company’s First Mass Production C-V2X Program in…

    Autotalks, a world leader in V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) communication solutions, announced that its chipset was selected for a mass production C-V2X program in China, one of the first to be deployed in the huge Chinese market. This is the… more
  • Production and savings are what drives an economy
    Feb 05, 2020 Buzz

    Production and savings are what drives an economy

    The South African economy is facing a savings crisis. Citizens cannot afford to save enough money to drive the necessary capital generation for investment because of the suffocating effects of the government’s economic policies, such as high… more
  •  A race like no other, Emerald Speed Fest at Emerald Resort and Casino!
    Feb 05, 2020 Buzz

    A race like no other, Emerald Speed Fest at Emerald Resort and Casino!

    Emerald Speed Fest, the family orientated motorsport and motoring lifestyle event takes place in less than a month at the Emerald Resort and Casino in Vanderbijlpark. Experience the thrill and excitement of the MSA endorsed ESF event as… more
  • Toyota tops LCV charts in January
    Feb 05, 2020 Buzz

    Toyota tops LCV charts in January

    Toyota LCV Share: 40.1% Hilux: 2 681 Hiace: 777 Land Cruiser Pick-up: 230 Quantum: 137 Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) registered a total of 3 927 sales in the Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) segment – claiming a stake of 40.1% in the… more
  • Lionel Terblanche, Isuzu Motors South Africa Knocked Down Coordinator shows the knocked down kits which are ready to be shipped.
    Feb 05, 2020 Buzz

    Innovative New Export Programme for Isuzu Motors South Africa

    Isuzu Motors South Africa in Port Elizabeth has started supplying knocked down (KD) Isuzu D-MAX pick-up kits for assembly purposes to its Isuzu manufacturing facility in Kenya. This represents the first intra-continental regional trade exchange… more
  • Head for Business, Heart for the World
    Feb 05, 2020 Buzz

    Head for Business, Heart for the World

    Philanthropic Ford Fund partners with global NPO Enactus to support student-led social and environmental improvement projects Team of Durban University of Technology students collect and recycle 29,000 kg of used hotel soaps to manufacture… more
  • New vehicle sales show a significant decline in January
    Feb 05, 2020 Buzz

    New vehicle sales show a significant decline in January

    Decline in passenger vehicle sales at dealer level not as dramatic as expected Hefty drop in light commercial vehicle sales a telling tale of affordability New vehicle sales statistics for the month of January 2020 show overall sales of 39 475… more
  • Back to Varsity in Style
    Feb 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Back to Varsity in Style

    Owning a car could expand your employment options both during and after your varsity career An economical car doesn’t mean you have to compromise on comfort, safety features, driving dynamics, and good looks For an affordable, practical student… more
  • Messe Frankfurt’s upcoming Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City and Auto Maintenance & Repair Expo to be rescheduled
    Feb 05, 2020 Buzz

    Messe Frankfurt’s upcoming Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City and Auto Maintenance & Repair…

    Messe Frankfurt has announced that two of the company’s Mobility & Logistics fairs in Asia have been postponed in the wake of the recent Novel Coronavirus outbreak. The two events include Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City (AMHCMC) and the Auto… more
  • What to do if your car is written off
    Feb 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    What to do if your car is written off

    It’s stressful enough if your is car written off by insurance, but if you don’t know the processes involved, it’s even worse. A car is considered written off when, after the accident, the insurer deems the cost of repairs higher than the… more
  • Apprenticeships make good financial sense for businesses
    Feb 05, 2020 Buzz

    Apprenticeships make good financial sense for businesses

    In spite of the skills shortages and limited opportunities for upskilling artisans, not only in the retail industry but in industry at large, many small and medium sized employers are reluctant to contract and train apprentices because they… more
  • ZF Aftermarket Celebrates Motorsport Engagement Under SACHS Brand
    Feb 05, 2020 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Celebrates Motorsport Engagement Under SACHS Brand

    New development of SACHS clutch kit for high performance vehicles and those exposed to extreme conditions. New ‘Brand Ambassadors’ campaign with famous racing drivers. ZF Aftermarket always strives to meet the needs of each of their customers… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 04 February 2020
    Feb 05, 2020 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 04 February 2020

    MasterTips: How defensive driving can prevent accidents With drivers in your fleet accumulating 30 000km or more yearly, it is important fleet managers prioritise collision avoidance. Follow these tips to learn how defensive driving can prevent… more
  • Rolls-Royce Motor Cars seeks future talent with announcement of 2020 apprenticeship programme
    Feb 04, 2020 Buzz

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars seeks future talent with announcement of 2020 apprenticeship…

    Opportunity to join Britain’s most prestigious apprenticeship scheme Number of places available on Sir Ralph Robins Degree Apprenticeships doubles for 2020 Successful applicants develop practical skills alongside world-class craftspeople at the… more
  • Excitement is in the air as the Mpumalanga 400 kickstarts the 2020 SACCS Championship in Dullstroom
    Feb 04, 2020 Motorsport

    Excitement is in the air as the Mpumalanga 400 kickstarts the 2020 SACCS Championship in…

    The 2020 South African National Cross Country Championship (SACCS) is ready for action as the final touches are being made to the season opener, the Mpumalanga 400, that takes place in the Dullstroom and Belfast areas on 28 and 29 February. The… more
  • SUPERCAR CAPSULE, a unique concept that gives your expensive toys a centre stage to captivate the audience
    Feb 04, 2020 Buzz

    SUPERCAR CAPSULE, a unique concept that gives your expensive toys a centre stage to…

    The UAE and its key players love their supercars, so SUPERFUTUREDESIGN* decided to create the SUPERCAR CAPSULE, a unique concept that gives your expensive toys a centre stage to captivate the audience. Dubai - Developed by a team of architects… more
  • Short ray of light seen in Ctrack Freight & Transport Index
    Feb 04, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Short ray of light seen in Ctrack Freight & Transport Index

    Bad news for the economy mounted in the fourth quarter of 2019, which is evident in the latest Ctrack Freight & Transport Index. The Index shows that only sea freight volumes recorded positive growth during the quarter. The freight volume… more
  • Li-ion UPS battery from Schneider Electric: A smart investment
    Feb 04, 2020 Buzz

    Li-ion UPS battery from Schneider Electric: A smart investment

    Up until recently, Lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries have not been commercially adopted as batteries for single-phase UPSs. While used in various other applications, they didn’t provide the necessary balance of price, energy density, power,… more
  • Retromobile 2020 takes to the stage at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
    Feb 04, 2020 Motoring

    Retromobile 2020 takes to the stage at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles

    FCA Heritage is the star of the French motor show expected to welcome over 1,000 vintage cars and 620 international exhibitors. On its 110th anniversary, the Alfa Romeo brand is represented on the stand by the extremely rare 1910 ALFA 24 HP and… more
  • Now built with the new Generation-3 Whipple supercharger, RGMotorsport's Grand Cherokee SRT8 upgrade is even more impressive.
    Feb 04, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Latest Whipple Blower Gives More Performance To SRT Jeeps

    RGMotorsport opens up a can of Whipple-ass… With Whipple’s third-generation blower bolted in place, RGMotorsport’s Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 6.4 Hemi upgrade produces a Trackhawk-whipping 546kW and 928Nm - enough to propel the burly SUV to 100… more
  • Tyre Safety: 3 Easy Steps
    Feb 04, 2020 Buzz

    Tyre Safety: 3 Easy Steps

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  • Tim Day Appointed as Plant Manager of Ford's Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria
    Feb 04, 2020 Buzz

    Tim Day Appointed as Plant Manager of Ford's Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has appointed Tim Day as the new Plant Manager of the Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, effective from 1 February 2020. Day takes over the position from Ramon Garcia, who returns to Spain as… more
  • NAAMSA comment on the January 2020 New Vehicle Sales Statistics
    Feb 04, 2020 Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the January 2020 New Vehicle Sales Statistics

    BMW South Africa (Pty) Ltd, from the beginning of January 2020, has implemented a new sales reporting model and has not reported new vehicle sales for the month of January 2020. The January 2020 new vehicle sales report, therefore, excludes BMW… more
  • Renault unveils New MEGANE and MEGANE E-TECH Plug-in: ever more technology to enhance driving pleasure
    Feb 03, 2020 Motoring

    Renault unveils New MEGANE and MEGANE E-TECH Plug-in: ever more technology to enhance…

    Renault is renewing its entire Mégane range: Hatchback, Estate, R.S. Line, R.S. and R.S. TROPHY, with ever more technology for increased driving pleasure. A pioneer and expert in electric vehicles for more than 10 years, Renault is offering a… more
  • Upcoming Events - February 2020
    Feb 03, 2020 Motorsport

    Upcoming Events - February 2020

    INTERNATIONAL EVENTS 31.01.2020 FIM SUPERCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, OAKLAND ALAMEDA COLISEUM 01.02.2020 FIM SUPER ENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, BUDAPEST 07.02.2020 FIM SUPERCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, PETCO PARK 13.02.2020 FIA WORLD RALLY… more
  • EM offers latest surge-protection technology to cope with grid instability
    Feb 03, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    EM offers latest surge-protection technology to cope with grid instability

    The instability in the electricity grid due to ongoing load-shedding is increasing the possibility of overvoltage events. CPT Cirprotec, an industry leader and pioneer in lightning and overvoltage protection devices for the past 25 years, is… more
  • Willard Batteries announces five recipients of the Jacaranda FM Educational Bursary campaign
    Feb 03, 2020 Buzz

    Willard Batteries announces five recipients of the Jacaranda FM Educational Bursary…

    AutoX subsidiary, Willard Batteries, has awarded five educational bursaries in partnership with Jacaranda FM’s Good Morning Angels. “AutoX is committed to several CSI initiatives, and Jacaranda FM’s Good Morning Angels provides a platform to… more
  • SOMI 2020: Home truths about the state of our economy
    Jan 31, 2020 Buzz

    SOMI 2020: Home truths about the state of our economy

    Andrew Kirby: Only 515 000 vehicles will sold in 2020 Ettienne le Roux: SA GDP will grow by just 0.6% in 2020 Dr Thabi Leoka: There is still a lot of policy uncertainty According to Andrew Kirby, President and CEO of Toyota South Africa Motors… more
  • Honda Quest 2020
    Jan 31, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Honda Quest 2020

    ENTRIES TO OPEN SOON What is Quest? Honda Quest True Adventure is not a race or a rally, it is an adventure expedition, designed to test human endurance and adaptability. It is the ultimate adventure motorcycle competition, on the ultimate… more
  • Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi further strengthens the use of resources and investments
    Jan 31, 2020 Buzz

    Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi further strengthens the use of resources and investments

    Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi today outlined a new framework to further reinforce its business model and strengthen its management structure. All three companies reiterated that the Alliance is essential for strategic growth and enhance… more
  • Toyota appoints Leon Theron as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
    Jan 31, 2020 Buzz

    Toyota appoints Leon Theron as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Leon Theron as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, succeeding Calvyn Hamman who retired at the end of 2019. Theron has been with TSAM for exactly 28 years and… more
  • Mazda Marks its 100th Anniversary
    Jan 31, 2020 Buzz

    Mazda Marks its 100th Anniversary

    Mazda Motor Corporation celebrated its 100th anniversary of its founding on January 30, 2020. Centenary official comment by Akira Marumoto, Representative Director, President and CEO: "Mazda originated as a company producing cork and then took… more
  • Travel advisory on coronavirus from AA Travel
    Jan 31, 2020 Buzz

    Travel advisory on coronavirus from AA Travel

    The Automobile Association (AA) Travel Department advises all international travellers to report any flu-like symptoms to their healthcare provider as soon as possible, and to seek medical attention urgently if these symptoms become acute. This… more
  • SOMI 2020: Toyota shines the silver lining in SA’s gloomy economy
    Jan 31, 2020 Buzz

    SOMI 2020: Toyota shines the silver lining in SA’s gloomy economy

    TSAM investing more than R4 billion in South Africa within 2 years Hiace ALC: R450 million Hilux SKD Kits R20 million Hiace Volume Increase: R91 million Atlas Warehouse Expansion R365 million Ongoing Projects: R928 million All-new Passenger… more
  • New Corolla Quest, Same Great Value
    Jan 31, 2020 Motoring

    New Corolla Quest, Same Great Value

    Bigger, bolder, better – Quest gets updated 1.8-litre engine across the range 6-model line-up New flagship grade Added safety features The Toyota Corolla Quest has established itself as a formidable player in the local sedan market. First… more
  • Upgrade in the business class: The new Audi A6 and S6 Sedan
    Jan 31, 2020 Motoring

    Upgrade in the business class: The new Audi A6 and S6 Sedan

    The elegantly sculptured and multitalented addition to the luxury class The eighth generation of this full-size Sedan brings numerous innovations to the segment - digitalization, comfort and sportiness The new Audi A6 range is more versatile… more
  • Audi and Maisie Williams invite the world to “Let It Go” and embrace electric future in Game Day spot
    Jan 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Audi and Maisie Williams invite the world to “Let It Go” and embrace electric future in…

    Audi returns to the biggest night in American football with a musically-inspired, 60-second commercial called “Let It Go” featuring actor Maisie Williams. Williams takes the wheel of the all-new Audi e-tron Sportback to help kick off a global… more
  • Lead Battery Industry Invites Global Use of Free, New Logo to Honor National Battery Day February 18
    Jan 30, 2020 Buzz

    Lead Battery Industry Invites Global Use of Free, New Logo to Honor National Battery Day…

    Unifying Design Highlights Essentiality of All Battery Chemistries There is an “electrifying” reason why National Battery Day is celebrated annually on February 18. It’s the anniversary of Alessandro Volta’s birth in 1745. The Italian physicist… more
  • Ford’s Green Initiatives, Low-Carbon Ambitions, Earn Company Climate ‘A List’ Designation from CDP
    Jan 30, 2020 Buzz

    Ford’s Green Initiatives, Low-Carbon Ambitions, Earn Company Climate ‘A List’ Designation…

    CDP names Ford Motor Company to its Climate ‘A List’ for the first time, Actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy are amongst the brand’s contributions Ford aspires to power all its manufacturing… more
  • Speedsters Beware ASOD is watching you
    Jan 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Speedsters Beware ASOD is watching you

    The New Year is in full swing – welcome back from your holiday and all the excesses that go with it, both on and off the road. If you spent any time on the roads during your holiday, there’s a chance you may have incurred a fine without even… more
  • Focus Academy Turns Spotlight on Technology Innovation from South Africa
    Jan 30, 2020 Buzz

    Focus Academy Turns Spotlight on Technology Innovation from South Africa

    Focus Academy welcomed an exciting group of technology innovators from South Africa today to downtown San Francisco for an in-depth bootcamp and acceleration program. The group of companies, all prospective portfolio companies of Kingson… more
  • BorgWarner-Delphi Technologies merger a short-term fix for long-term issues ahead, says GlobalData
    Jan 30, 2020 Buzz

    BorgWarner-Delphi Technologies merger a short-term fix for long-term issues ahead, says…

    Following the news that BorgWarner is to acquire Delphi Technologies; Calum MacRae, Director of Automotive Product Development at GlobalData, offers his view: "Similar in rationale to the PSA and FCA merger, the recently announced move by… more
  • We need less, not more, government intervention in the economy
    Jan 30, 2020 Buzz

    We need less, not more, government intervention in the economy

    Government intervention in the economy simply does not work. It is a mystery, then, why so many otherwise intelligent people keep calling for more of the same. After years of low growth (12 years now) concurrent with government fiscal deficits… more
  • With regular vehicle launches and high localization, Kia Motors pushing right buttons in India, says GlobalData
    Jan 30, 2020 Buzz

    With regular vehicle launches and high localization, Kia Motors pushing right buttons in…

    Following the news that Kia Motors is set to unveil its new concept compact SUV at the upcoming Auto Expo 2020; Animesh Kumar, Director of Automotive Consulting at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “One of Kia’s key… more
  • The all new Haval H2
    Jan 29, 2020 Motoring

    The all new Haval H2

    STILL DRIVEN TO IMPRESS In May 2017 Haval Motors South Africa burst onto the SA scene with a modern styled SUV in the mid-size SUV market called the H2. Sales figures saw a meteoric rise from 34 units in June 2017 to an astronomical 464 units… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 28 January 2020
    Jan 29, 2020 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 28 January 2020

    MasterTips: How an arrest will change your life The Audi driver who was recorded driving 308km/h has been arrested. While at those speeds, his adrenaline was likely peaked and, giving him the benefit of the doubt, the driver probably did not… more
  • Tesla Increased Car Delivery Productivity by 40% in 2019
    Jan 29, 2020 Motoring

    Tesla Increased Car Delivery Productivity by 40% in 2019

    Data gathered by LearnBonds.com indicates that American electric car manufacturer Tesla increased car deliveries by 40% in 2019 compared to 2018. Tesla delivered a total of 367,200 vehicles worldwide compared to 2018’s 244,920 cars. Tesla's… more
  • Five tips for keeping your clutch in good shape
    Jan 29, 2020 Buzz

    Five tips for keeping your clutch in good shape

    You use your clutch every time you change gears, so it’s easy to take it for granted. The good news is that the clutch can be maintained quite easily with good vehicle maintenance and driving skills. “If your clutch fails, you won’t be able to… more
  • Ford Acquires Digit, World’s First Commercially Available Humanoid Robot
    Jan 29, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Acquires Digit, World’s First Commercially Available Humanoid Robot

    As online retail continues growing, Ford believes that package delivery services by commercial and autonomous vehicles could become more efficient and affordable with the help of a humanoid robot called Digit When a vehicle arrives at its… more
  • Mercedes-Benz South Africa heeds the call for black participation in the automotive supply chain
    Jan 29, 2020 Buzz

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa heeds the call for black participation in the automotive…

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa grows its supply chain database with 100% black-owned supplier. Enterprise Supplier Development Contract awarded to Specialised Productivity Support Solutions (SPSS). Specialised Productivity Support Solutions (SPSS)… more
  • The United Kingdom reaffirms its commitment to Africa’s economic transformation
    Jan 29, 2020 Buzz

    The United Kingdom reaffirms its commitment to Africa’s economic transformation

    Remains top donor to fund dedicated to low income and fragile countries in Africa The United Kingdomis the top donor to the African Development Fund(ADF), the Bank’s concessional lending armfor its next three-year cycle, ADF-15 (2020 – 2022), a… more
  • Which are SA’s most popular used hatchbacks?
    Jan 29, 2020 Buzz

    Which are SA’s most popular used hatchbacks?

    Hatchbacks are the most sold used cars in South Africa; this body type is even more popular than the perennially popular sports utility vehicle (SUV). But which are the most popular used hatches in South Africa? According to George Mienie, CEO of… more
  • Automotive sector is vulnerable to coronavirus impacts, says GlobalData
    Jan 29, 2020 Buzz

    Automotive sector is vulnerable to coronavirus impacts, says GlobalData

    As the coronavirus crisis deepens, there are rising concerns over the potential economic impact, including for the global automotive industry; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his… more
  • Audi networks with traffic lights in Düsseldorf
    Jan 29, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Audi networks with traffic lights in Düsseldorf

    Audi is moving ahead with networked traffic lights in Düsseldorf. After Ingolstadt, the city on the Rhine is the second in Europe in which Audi is introducing its Traffic Light Information service. At the end of January, Audi drivers will see… more
  • Don’t become a statistic to road carnage
    Jan 29, 2020 Buzz

    Don’t become a statistic to road carnage

    Although preliminary figures indicate a downward trend in road accident fatalities over the recent festive season, statistics are still alarming. KwaZulu Natal was the unfortunate champion with the most casualties. The World Health Organisation… more
  • Road trip done and dusted – some basic checks worth considering
    Jan 29, 2020 Buzz

    Road trip done and dusted – some basic checks worth considering

    Holiday makers who travelled extensively over the festive season would have had their vehicles checked or serviced thoroughly in advance but now the road trip is done and dusted there may be some issues that need attention. Dewald Ranft,… more
  • Bakwena saddened by increase in fatalities along its route over the festive period
    Jan 29, 2020 Buzz

    Bakwena saddened by increase in fatalities along its route over the festive period

    Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Pty) Ltd (Bakwena), who manages the N1N4 toll route has reported an overall increase of fatal crashes along its route over December 2019 up to the middle of January 2020 period. A total of 16 fatalities… more
  • #MitsubishiSArugby supports the Pebbles Project
    Jan 29, 2020 Buzz

    #MitsubishiSArugby supports the Pebbles Project

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA), in partnership with World Rugby referee Jaco Peyper, recently supported the Pebbles Project at L'Avenir Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. SANZAAR (South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina Rugby)… more
  • Bakwena assists with rebuilding of Mankwe Hide in Pilansberg National Park
    Jan 29, 2020 Buzz

    Bakwena assists with rebuilding of Mankwe Hide in Pilansberg National Park

    In September 2018, the Pilansberg National Park was hit by a huge wildfire that spread from outside the park into the park and as a result of this wildfire, the Mankwe Hide thatch caught fire burnt the structure and screen fence to the ground.… more
  • Good intentions alone won't remedy this, Mr President
    Jan 28, 2020 Buzz

    Good intentions alone won't remedy this, Mr President

    This is bigger than Eskom by Gerhard Papenfus On Monday, 20 January 2020, the message ‘From the desk of the President’ that the ANC is “committed to end the practice of poorly qualified individuals being parachuted into positions of authority… more
  •  One of the new vehicles built by Serco for Fresh Unit Logistics
    Jan 28, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Serco trucks being used by film stars!

    Serco has built two specialised trucks for a Cape Town company which will be fitted out for use by various players in the film industry as mobile offices and three-way artist facilities. The company, Fresh Unit Logistics, is owned by Peter… more
  • Taking the scenic route from Cape Town to George
    Jan 28, 2020 Motoring

    Taking the scenic route from Cape Town to George

    24TH GEORGE OLD CAR SHOW DRIVEN BY SCRIBS BENZEUM George, Garden Route (Jan 2020) Get on the N2, put your foot on the accelerator, don’t look further left or right than the strip of tar in front of you, and you’ll make the trip comfortably in… more
  • Clark invests in a new company headquarters in Brazil
    Jan 28, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Clark invests in a new company headquarters in Brazil

    Expansion of activities on the Brazilian market Clark Material Handling Brazil has moved into its new company headquarters at the Campinas Technology Centre in November 2019. This strategic step was necessary to be prepared for further growth… more
  • Five times the rocking and riding action with Bike Fest SA™ 2020; First Stop: Jeffrey's Bay
    Jan 28, 2020 Buzz

    Five times the rocking and riding action with Bike Fest SA™ 2020; First Stop: Jeffrey's…

    Africa’s biggest motorcycle, music & lifestyle festival will now be extending its reach across South Africa with Bike Fest SA™ 2020 taking over five rocking venues. Bike Fest SA™, working in conjunction with SA’s favourite motorcycle brands,… more
  • Welcome fuel surprise as oil retreats
    Jan 28, 2020 Buzz

    Welcome fuel surprise as oil retreats

    Ongoing declines in the price of oil since the second week of the year will give South African fuel users a breather for February. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data… more
  • SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. sets the benchmark for Industry 4.0 in South African industry
    Jan 28, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. sets the benchmark for Industry 4.0 in South African industry

    With the advent of Industry 4.0 set to change the face of industry and production, SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. has a range of solutions for its concept of the Lean Sm@rt Factory. This is based on the paradigm shift introduced by new technologies… more
  • NEASA Members: Skills Training Program
    Jan 28, 2020 Buzz

    NEASA Members: Skills Training Program

    Dear employer NEASA Labour Compliance has implemented its skills training program for the year 2020. This training is provided by accredited training providers. NEASA members can access this training at a discounted rate. The training will be… more
  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2020 introduces a spectrum of fringe programme events
    Jan 27, 2020 Buzz

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2020 introduces a spectrum of fringe programme events

    From 5 to 7 March 2020, Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City is set to bring in more business-focused, workshop-packed and experience-oriented opportunities to the Vietnam automotive market. Industry players and car lovers will be able to explore… more
  • Online car sales to rise, predicts industry expert
    Jan 27, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Online car sales to rise, predicts industry expert

    The introduction of smartphones and computers has given birth to the age of enablement – with people able to do just about anything with a click of a button. In most cases, this is a positive thing – speeding up typically mundane tasks. But in… more
  • ZF Aftermarket Releases 151 New Numbers for TRW products in Quarter Four – Covering a Total of 90.3 Million Vehicles in Operation
    Jan 27, 2020 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Releases 151 New Numbers for TRW products in Quarter Four – Covering a…

    110 new TRW chassis part numbers released covering over 60 million vehicles in operation 41 new TRW ride control part numbers released covering 30.3 million vehicles in operation ZF Aftermarket proudly announces the release of 151 new part… more
  • Ford Invests in Developing Leaders Through Education
    Jan 24, 2020 Buzz

    Ford Invests in Developing Leaders Through Education

    In celebration of International Day of Education, Ford SA announces R1-million donation to the Student Sponsorship Programme (SSP) Ford commits to sponsor 10 academically distinguished Scholars from under-resourced communities with a five-year… more
  • Plans on track for Motor Mech
    Jan 24, 2020 Buzz

    Plans on track for Motor Mech

    Plans for the highly successful 2020 Motor Mech show, hosted by the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) at Newton Technical High School in Port Elizabeth on 22 February 2020 are well on track. Gates will open at 9:00 and close at 15:00.… more
  • Drop in festive season fatalities not yet certain
    Jan 24, 2020 Buzz

    Drop in festive season fatalities not yet certain

    Too soon to celebrate based on preliminary figures says Association The number of festive season road deaths is not certain to decrease as announced by Transport Minister FikileMabalula in Pretoria today (Subs: 23 Jan), says the Automobile… more
  • Road safety – ten simple steps for driving safely
    Jan 24, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Road safety – ten simple steps for driving safely

    On average, more than 40 people die on South Africa’s roads and a further 20 people are left permanently disabled every day. The most dangerous times on our roads are holiday periods. “This is highlighted by the recently released preliminary… more
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  • Shawn Govender Appointed as Plant Manager of the Ford Struandale Engine Plant
    Jan 24, 2020 Buzz

    Shawn Govender Appointed as Plant Manager of the Ford Struandale Engine Plant

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has appointed Shawn Govender as the new Plant Manager of the Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth. Govender took over the reins in November 2019 from John Cameron, who was appointed to the… more
  • Flexible workspaces- helping to save the environment
    Jan 24, 2020 Buzz

    Flexible workspaces- helping to save the environment

    Flexible workspaces are increasingly located in smaller towns and suburban areas As people commute closer to home their carbon footprint falls significantly By 2029, flexible spaces will reduce carbon emissions globally by the equivalent of… more
  • ExxonMobil expands operations in Madagascar
    Jan 24, 2020 Buzz

    ExxonMobil expands operations in Madagascar

    ExxonMobil signs Galana Distribution Pétrolière SA as its Sole Authorized Lubricants Distributor in Madagascar ExxonMobil has recently partnered with Galana Distribution Petroliere SA,its sole authorised distributor of the Mobil brand of… more
  • Brand Finance Global 500 names Ferrari as the world's strongest brand for second consecutive year
    Jan 24, 2020 Buzz

    Brand Finance Global 500 names Ferrari as the world's strongest brand for second…

    Ferrari has been awarded the title of the world's strongest brand for the second consecutive year by Brand Finance, the leading international independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy. With a Brand Strength Index (BSI) score of 94.1… more
  • Sobering attitudes towards autonomous vehicles see long-term forecasts cut by almost half, according to GlobalData
    Jan 24, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Sobering attitudes towards autonomous vehicles see long-term forecasts cut by almost…

    CES in 2020 saw much more measured attitudes towards autonomous vehicles (AVs) than in previous years. As AV developers move beyond the technical hype and begin to tackle the immense challenge of putting safe self-driving vehicles on the road,… more
  • XUV300 becomes safest car tested in India by GNCAP
    Jan 24, 2020 Motoring

    XUV300 becomes safest car tested in India by GNCAP

    Entry-level XUV300 receives full Five Star Rating in side and front impact tests The Global New Car Assessment Programme (GNCAP) has found a new safety champion in the compact SUV segment - the Mahindra XUV300. The GNCAP recently tested the… more
  • Decrease in vehicle crime during December
    Jan 24, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Decrease in vehicle crime during December

    Tracker reaches more than 100 000 vehicle recoveries The Tracker vehicle crime statistics for the period July to December 2019 reveal an 18% decrease in the number of theft and hijackings reported nationally during December, as compared to the… more
  • INCIT-EV Project: innovative electric charging solutions to be tested in Europe
    Jan 24, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    INCIT-EV Project: innovative electric charging solutions to be tested in Europe

    The INCIT-EV project aims to encourage the development of electromobility in Europe through field experiments. 7 innovative charging technologies for electric vehicles will be tested in chosen locations in Europe. Groupe Renault is coordinating… more
  • Automotive Brake Valve Sales to Soar, Majorly Buoyed by ABS Installations in Passenger and Commercial Vehicles: FMI
    Jan 24, 2020 Buzz

    Automotive Brake Valve Sales to Soar, Majorly Buoyed by ABS Installations in Passenger…

    Witnessing a prominent boost from the demand for high-speed racing cars, the global automotive brake valve market is set for a promising CAGR during 2019 - 2027. The sales of automotive brake valves will witness an uptick with the growing… more
  • China weighed heavily on 2019 global light vehicle sales with further decline expected for 2020, says GlobalData
    Jan 23, 2020 Buzz

    China weighed heavily on 2019 global light vehicle sales with further decline expected…

    In 2019, global light vehicle (LV) sales were at their lowest point since 2015, at 89.8 million, which was 4.8% down on 2018’s 94.3 million total. December’s sales of 8.15 million were 2.3% lower than in December 2018, according to GlobalData,… more
  • A fresh look for the South African Cross Country Series as it enters a new decade
    Jan 23, 2020 Motorsport

    A fresh look for the South African Cross Country Series as it enters a new decade

    The South African Cross Country Championship (SACCS) will, in many ways, present a fresh face when the 2020 series opens in Mpumalanga at the end of February. New venues, new rules and regulations, new faces and the fledgling Side by Side (SxS)… more
  • The Digital Solutions Map in Automotive of GlobalData’s Disruptor database unveils over 70 innovative use cases of digital technologies across the automotive value chain
    Jan 23, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Automotive manufacturers need to switch gears of digital transformation to survive…

    From automation and seamless connectivity to personalization, digital technologies are putting the automotive industry in a state of disruptive transition. Against this backdrop, auto manufacturers need to explore new digital solutions across… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 21 January 2020
    Jan 23, 2020 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 21 January 2020

    MasterTips: Good drivers begin early With the start of school last week, drivers will contend with more traffic. As you battle the increased driving challenges, remember your young passengers are not only about to start lessons at school but… more
  • Toyota ramping up environmental programmes in South Africa
    Jan 23, 2020 Buzz

    Toyota ramping up environmental programmes in South Africa

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has been an enthusiastic and very active supporter of local environmental initiatives for many years, participating in public projects such as beach and river clean-ups as well as having long-running,… more
  • Audi provides sustainable mobility and charging solutions at World Economic Forum in Davos
    Jan 22, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Audi provides sustainable mobility and charging solutions at World Economic Forum in Davos

    Audi is once again presenting itself as a provider of sustainable premium mobility at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, thus supporting the Annual Meeting’s sustainability goals. The brand with the four rings is serving as the… more
  • Kia Motors President and CEO Han-woo Park
    Jan 22, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Kia Motors announces ‘Plan S’ strategy to spearhead transition to EV, mobility solutions…

    Kia to offer 11 EVs by 2025, targeting a 6.6% global EV market share Kia to launch a dedicated EV model in 2021 Kia to reach 25% share of its sales from eco-friendly vehicles by end of 2025 Global annual sales target of 500,000 EVs, 1 million… more
  • UD Trucks Southern Africa enters new era
    Jan 22, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    UD Trucks Southern Africa enters new era

    UD Trucks Southern Africa is entering a new era with the appointment of a new managing director. Filip Van den Heede will be replacing Gert Swanepoel, who is retiring after 32 years with the company. “It has been an incredible journey with UD… more
  • Why it’s important to service your car after a road trip
    Jan 22, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Why it’s important to service your car after a road trip

    A long trip is a great opportunity to discover the limits of your car and push it as you would never be able to on your daily commute. Most people wisely get their car serviced before a long trip, but they often leave it as is after the trip,… more
  • Isuzu Remains Market Leader in Medium and Heavy Commercial Segments
    Jan 22, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Isuzu Remains Market Leader in Medium and Heavy Commercial Segments

    Isuzu continues to hold the number one position for seven consecutive years in the medium commercial truck segment of the South African market and retained its leadership position for six years in a row in the heavy commercial market. According… more
  • 24th George Old Car Show driven by Scribs Benzeum
    Jan 22, 2020 Motoring

    24th George Old Car Show driven by Scribs Benzeum

    A few surprises in store at 2020 George Old Car Show Roll back the clock to an era in which the vehicles and motorcycles your grandparents drove reigned supreme. See the iconic vehicles used in film classics like James Bond, Fast and the… more
  • If a customer purchases four solid or pneumatic tyres, they also receive a free 250-hour service kit
    Jan 22, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Bobcat Equipment South Africa offers a ‘tyre and service’ special

    The beginning of the New Year is often the ideal time for busy companies to take stock of their equipment, and to carry out any maintenance that is required. In order to help companies take advantage of this period and maximise their uptime,… more
  • Zenuity and Hewlett Packard Enterprise join forces to develop next generation autonomous driving cars
    Jan 22, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Zenuity and Hewlett Packard Enterprise join forces to develop next generation autonomous…

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been selected by Zenuity, a leading developer of software for self-driving and assisted driving cars, to provide the crucial artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure… more
  • Abarth takes to the Paris catwalks
    Jan 22, 2020 Buzz

    Abarth takes to the Paris catwalks

    The new JUNYA WATANABE COMME des GARÇONS MAN Autumn-Winter 2020 collection surprised its Paris audience with an interpretation of the concepts of upgrade, performance and customization, all typical of the Abarth brand, but applied to the… more
  • Internship - NEASA employers to benefit
    Jan 22, 2020 Buzz

    Internship - NEASA employers to benefit

    AN OPPORTUNITY NOT TO BE MISSED! Dear valued employer We are pleased to announce that NEASA is once again able to provide employers with value added services that not only benefit your business directly, but will also contribute to the… more
  • World Rally Champion Hyundai Motorsport begins charge for 2020 drivers' title
    Jan 22, 2020 Motorsport

    World Rally Champion Hyundai Motorsport begins charge for 2020 drivers' title

    The World Rally Champion, Hyundai Motorsport, will aim to start its seventh season as competitor on the front foot with a strong result at Rallye Monte-Carlo this weekend. As reigning manufacturers' champion and with the current drivers'… more
  • Vincent Pono from Botshabelo in the Free State successfully graduated with a B. Eng. in Mechanical Engineering in June last year from the Beijing Institute of Technology.
    Jan 22, 2020 Buzz

    Free State graduates return from China

    With matric results fresh in the minds of the 2019 matriculants the race is on for securing tertiary studies and jobs with both undertakings getting more challenging in our tough economic times. But there are always good news stories. Recently… more
  • Europe's auto industry faces a tough 2020, says GlobalData
    Jan 21, 2020 Buzz

    Europe's auto industry faces a tough 2020, says GlobalData

    Following the new and tighter EU CO2 emissions rules for cars sold in Europe coming into effect in 2020; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “For the industry in Europe, 2020 will… more
  • Volvo Trucks Starts 2020 on a High Note
    Jan 21, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo Trucks Starts 2020 on a High Note

    Volvo Trucks Southern Africa ended 2019 as the top-selling extra heavy truck manufacturer in South Africa. According to Naamsa, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA), Volvo Trucks company sold 3 206 units… more
  • Why working from home might not work for you
    Jan 21, 2020 Buzz

    Why working from home might not work for you

    What can you do when the negatives start to outweigh the positives? Faced with the prospect of a lengthy commute on a sweltering day, either jammed into a packed taxi or a never-ending queue at the traffic lights, plenty of us have dreamed… more
  • KAMAZ-master dominates 2020 Dakar Rally on standard Goodyear tyres
    Jan 21, 2020 Motorsport

    KAMAZ-master dominates 2020 Dakar Rally on standard Goodyear tyres

    Extremely tough edition confirms durability of Goodyear carcass-technology The KAMAZ-master team finished in 1st and 2nd position after 12 challenging stages and won the renowned DAKAR 2020. Claiming their 17th win, the KAMAZ-master team… more
  • Let’s get to work with training videos
    Jan 21, 2020 Buzz

    Let’s get to work with training videos

    Cromax®, one of the three global refinish brands of Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has created a series of training videos entitled Let’s get to work. The videos focus on everyday repair methods and are carried… more
  • Speedsters, here’s what a 193 km/h crash does to your car
    Jan 21, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Speedsters, here’s what a 193 km/h crash does to your car

    A video trending on social media, shockingly recorded by the driver, shows a South African motorist traveling at 308 km/h on the N1 highway. Dialdirect warns of the dire consequences of losing control of your vehicle at this speed. “Speeding… more
  • NAACAM Golf Day proceeds to support maths and science education
    Jan 21, 2020 Buzz

    NAACAM Golf Day proceeds to support maths and science education

    The National Association for Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) will host their inaugural golf days, hosted by Sasfin, in the automotive manufacturing hubs of Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Durban. All proceeds will be… more
  • Andrew Dawson, Commercial Director of MACmobile
    Jan 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Opinion Piece: Optimising the value chain is key to driving profit for FMCG in a…

    By Andrew Dawson, Commercial Director of MACmobile Cost to serve is the biggest cost driver The cost to serve, which is the cost associated with manufacturing a product and getting it from the manufacturer to the shelf for purchase by the… more
  • TreasuryOne duo fight to the finish
    Jan 20, 2020 Motorsport

    TreasuryOne duo fight to the finish

    The Dakar is famous for being a cruel event that often delivers a nasty sting in the tail — a reputation that delivered right on cue for TreasuryOne crew Hennie de Klerk and Johann Smalberger as they race towards the Qiddia finish in what was… more
  • Backdraft Racing supports SA Endurance Series
    Jan 20, 2020 Motorsport

    Backdraft Racing supports SA Endurance Series

    Motor racing is all about passion and Backdraft Racing - based in Prospecton, Durban - has taken this to a new level by loaning 10 race-ready Roadsters to new teams for the 2020 SA Endurance Racing Series. That's right! Ten cars loaned out for… more
  • Red Lined Navaras build on incredible record
    Jan 20, 2020 Motorsport

    Red Lined Navaras build on incredible record

    Dakar 2020 Saudi Arabia not only proved a huge adventure for Red-Lined’s two South African-developed, built and run Nismo V8-powered Nissan Navara VK56 race cars, both of which carried their businessman crews to finish among the pros, but the… more
  • New Linhai electric rangefrom Smith Power Equipment
    Jan 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    New Linhai electric rangefrom Smith Power Equipment

    Smith Power Equipment has introduced a three-model range comprising of an electric quad bike and two side-by-sides from its principal, Linhai. With no diesel nor fumes, it is ideally suited for noise- and environmentally-sensitive areas. Latest… more
  • Messe Frankfurt India employees set to run TATA Mumbai Marathon in support of ‘Habitat for Humanity India’
    Jan 20, 2020 Buzz

    Messe Frankfurt India employees set to run TATA Mumbai Marathon in support of ‘Habitat…

    Starting the year on a positive note, the employees of Messe Frankfurt India are gearing up for the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020 to support the cause of Habitat for Humanity India – which will support the construction and rehabilitation of new… more
  • Richard Green, national director of the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Jan 20, 2020 Buzz

    Making support for small business a priority

    The forecast for growth in the South African job market for the first quarter of 2020 has hit a five-year low according to ManpowerGroup SA’s latest employment outlook. Payroll expansion is expected to be a mere 2%. Small businesses are… more
  • Ricky Brabec and Honda claim the final victory at the 2020 Dakar Rally
    Jan 20, 2020 Motorsport

    Ricky Brabec and Honda claim the final victory at the 2020 Dakar Rally

    Monster Energy Honda Team has triumphed in the 2020 Dakar Rally! Eight years after the return of the official Team HRC squad to the world's toughest rally, Honda rider Ricky Brabec has topped the overall podium, having commanded from the start… more
  • Drivers, riders teams & cars show how it is done
    Jan 20, 2020 Motorsport

    Drivers, riders teams & cars show how it is done

    While Dakar 2020 will ultimately be remembered for Carlos Sainz senior winning his third race in a third different make of car, Ricky Brabec taking his first bike win and Honda’s first since 1989 and also for the loss of the life of Dakar… more
  • Successful with specific solutions for every application: Wolf-Henning Scheider, CEO of ZF Friedrichshafen AG, can point to high interest and new orders for the Group at CES 2020. Picture: ZF
    Jan 20, 2020 Buzz

    Level 2+ and Level 4: At CES, ZF highlights progression toward automated driving

    Level 2+ entry system for passenger cars makes luxury class comfort and safety features accessible – for well under $1,000 US dollars Commercial vehicle manufacturer contracts ZF to develop the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) for a Level 4 fully… more
  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Jan 20, 2020 Buzz

    The impact of AI on jobs in the retail motor sector

    The fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is gaining traction in all sectors. Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and automation are being applied to create ingenious innovations – advancements aimed at making life easier, improving… more
  • CAPAS 2020 pinpoints new energy sector to drive continuous growth in Southwest China’s automotive market
    Jan 17, 2020 Buzz

    CAPAS 2020 pinpoints new energy sector to drive continuous growth in Southwest China’s…

    Serving as a business gateway into Southwest China’s evolving automotive market and supply chain, the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) has gradually risen, becoming one of the region’s most… more
  • Goodyear Selects VI-grade Driving Simulators to Increase Product Development Capabilities
    Jan 17, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Goodyear Selects VI-grade Driving Simulators to Increase Product Development Capabilities

    First and only tyre manufacturer to purchase dynamic driving simulator The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company announced it will enhance its product development capabilities with the purchase of new VI-grade driving simulators, including a dynamic… more
  • Short-Term Insurance Set for a Big Shake Up in 2020
    Jan 17, 2020 Buzz

    Short-Term Insurance Set for a Big Shake Up in 2020

    Solvency looks set to transform South African short-term insurance, with a product that offers vital risk cover and savings investment opportunities, all within a single monthly premium... Short-Term insurance brands are among South Africa’s… more
  • REDEX AdBlue® launched in South Africa
    Jan 16, 2020 Buzz

    REDEX AdBlue® launched in South Africa

    Redex, the UK’s number one fuel additive, has launched an AdBlue® product for the local market. The launch of Redex AdBlue® is perfectly timed with the increase of Euro 6 compliant diesel vehicles from Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Land Rover and many… more
  • Renault, Dacia and Alpine win awards at 2020 What car? ceremony
    Jan 16, 2020 Buzz

    Renault, Dacia and Alpine win awards at 2020 What car? ceremony

    New ZOE triumphs in ‘Electric Car’ category. New ZOE also wins the ‘Best Electric Car’ for less than £30,000 category. Dacia Sandero awarded ‘Best Small Car for less than £12,000’ for eighth year in a row. Duster takes ‘Best Family SUV for less… more
  • SA’s most sold, and most searched, used cars in 2019
    Jan 16, 2020 Motoring

    SA’s most sold, and most searched, used cars in 2019

    The 2019 calendar year was yet another crackerjack year for the Volkswagen Polo and Toyota Hilux. The former was the most sold model while the latter was the most searched for model in the used car market in South Africa. These findings are… more
  • Mahindra set to enter new growth phase in 2020
    Jan 16, 2020 Motoring

    Mahindra set to enter new growth phase in 2020

    Fastest growing vehicle brand in 2019[1] South Africa, the first country globally to launch the automatic Mahindra Pik Up Range of new products to follow: #DARE K6+, S11 Scorpio SUV 103 kW, XUV300 W4, upgraded TUV300 and more Mahindra unveils… more
  • Isuzu and Honda collaboration a step towards hydrogen economy, says GlobalData
    Jan 16, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Isuzu and Honda collaboration a step towards hydrogen economy, says GlobalData

    Following today's news (Wednesday, 15th January) that Isuzu and Honda are to team up on research and development (R&D) for hydrogen fuel-cell powered heavy-duty trucks; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and… more
  • Entries open for the 14th Toyota Dream Car Contest
    Jan 16, 2020 Buzz

    Entries open for the 14th Toyota Dream Car Contest

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is inviting children, aged 15 and younger, to submit entries in the annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. Now in its 14th instalment, the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest encourages children to visualise and sketch… more
  • Fiat Concept Centoventi awarded the Special Jury Prize at the
    Jan 16, 2020 Motoring

    Fiat Concept Centoventi awarded the Special Jury Prize at the "Trophées Argus 2020"

    Last night, Olivier François, President of Fiat Brand Global, received the prestigious French magazine "L'Argus"'s Special Jury Prize, awarded to the Fiat Concept Centoventi, Fiat's vision for the democratic electric mobility of the future Last… more
  • Hat-trick for the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio at the
    Jan 16, 2020 Motoring

    Hat-trick for the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio at the "What Car?" magazine "Car of the…

    For the third year running, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has won a "What Car?" magazine award, in the "Performance Car of the Year" category of their "Car of the Year 2020". The Giulia Quadrifoglio is powered by the unique 2.9-litre Alfa… more
  • Industry 4.0: The Renault plant in Curitiba (Brazil) awarded by the World Economic Forum
    Jan 16, 2020 Buzz

    Industry 4.0: The Renault plant in Curitiba (Brazil) awarded by the World Economic Forum

    The World Economic Forum rewarded the Renault plant in Curitiba, Brazil, as the first “advanced lighthouse” car plant in Latin America for Industry 4.0. This recognition is the second after the Renault plant in Cléon (France) in 2019. It… more
  • Most fuels up on oil surge, rand weakness
    Jan 16, 2020 Buzz

    Most fuels up on oil surge, rand weakness

    Unleaded 95 Octane petrol is expected to drop by eight cents a litre in February, but 93 Octane petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin are all set for a price rise at month end. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was… more
  • KNAPP to showcase innovation at LogiMAT and IntraLogisteX
    Jan 15, 2020 Buzz

    KNAPP to showcase innovation at LogiMAT and IntraLogisteX

    Logistics integrator, KNAPP, will present the latest generation of its AI-enabled Pick-it-Easy Robot at this year’s LogiMAT. The new robot, designed for fully automatic single-item picking, will be presented on the KNAPP stand (B05 in Hall 3)… more
  • Ducato MY 2020 named
    Jan 15, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Ducato MY 2020 named "Best motorhome base 2020"

    The Fiat Professional Ducato has been named, for the 13th year in a row, "Best Motorhome Base Vehicle 2020" by readers of Promobil, a German motorhome magazine. This once again, confirms its leadership in the sector. The model continues to… more
  • Tech and Gadgets’ Upgrade for Land Cruiser 200 VX-R
    Jan 15, 2020 Motoring

    Tech and Gadgets’ Upgrade for Land Cruiser 200 VX-R

    The Land Cruiser 200 serves as the flagship of the Land Cruiser range, presenting the ultimate overlanding vehicle, with space, luxury and high-tech driver-support technologies to take you anywhere. Tech & Entertainment Leveraging these… more
  • Welcome to the Future. Connected Car Technology Now Warns Drivers of Dangers Around the Corner
    Jan 15, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Welcome to the Future. Connected Car Technology Now Warns Drivers of Dangers Around the…

    Local Hazard Information (LHI) marks a significant step on the journey towards a connected transport infrastructure by helping drivers prepare for and potentially avoid dangers on the road. New Local Hazard Information offers drivers advance… more
  • Decisions needed on Renault-Nissan alliance future, says GlobalData
    Jan 15, 2020 Buzz

    Decisions needed on Renault-Nissan alliance future, says GlobalData

    Following the news that Nissan has issued a statement to downplay suggestions that it could be readying for a possible split with Renault; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view:… more
  • #MitsubishiSArugby develop children's skills and lives
    Jan 15, 2020 Buzz

    #MitsubishiSArugby develop children's skills and lives

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa in partnership with world rugby referee Rasta Rashivenga, have introduced a new skills development coaching platform to develop and enhance young children's skills by way of an introduction to the game of rugby.… more
  • All nine: BMW Motorrad enters the new decade with its ninth consecutive sales record
    Jan 15, 2020 Buzz

    All nine: BMW Motorrad enters the new decade with its ninth consecutive sales record

    Worldwide deliveries increased by 5.8% to 175,162 vehicles in 2019. Introduction of new models is showing its effect. In 2019, BMW Motorrad sold more motorcycles and scooters than ever before. Compared to the strong previous year, deliveries… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 14 January 2020
    Jan 15, 2020 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 14 January 2020

    MasterTips: Driving resolutions If you have made New Year’s resolutions to improve your health, finances and well-being, ensure you make driving resolutions to help you fully achieve your goals. MasterTest: Sam says it’s a winner Toyota aimed… more
  • 24 seconds split Sainz, Al Attiyah 8 days in
    Jan 15, 2020 Motorsport

    24 seconds split Sainz, Al Attiyah 8 days in

    Dakar 2020 is developing into an absolute epic — not only did Mini star Stephane Peterhansel’s Mini buggy beat Toyota’s Nasser Al Attiyah to a sensational Day 9 win by all of 15 seconds, but Al Attiyah closed to just 24 seconds behind Carlos… more
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa ends 2019 as the passenger car market leader
    Jan 14, 2020 Buzz

    Volkswagen Group South Africa ends 2019 as the passenger car market leader

    Volkswagen Group South Africa sold 89 353 vehicles in 2019 Volkswagen Passenger brand achieved its highest market share since 1996 of 20.4% Audi ended the year with an improved market share of 18.2% Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles' full-year… more
  • Tata Motors enriches lives of youth with intensive skills training programme
    Jan 14, 2020 Buzz

    Tata Motors enriches lives of youth with intensive skills training programme

    Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has launched an initiative to train under-privileged youth from Africa under the SkillPro program, in an effort to enhance employability for the African youth. Judas Tlou Kobo and… more
  • Back to school – back to reality
    Jan 14, 2020 Buzz

    Back to school – back to reality

    Keep roads safe this year and decade Public schools across South Africa resume on Wednesday and traffic volumes today and tomorrow (13/14 January) are expected to pick up on all major routes. Normal traffic patterns are set to resume on… more
  • First win for SA team as lead fight tightens
    Jan 14, 2020 Motorsport

    First win for SA team as lead fight tightens

    Standalone South African race car maker Century scored an upset at Dakar 2020 Saudi Arabia when Frenchman Mattieu Serradori stormed to a convincing maiden stage win for the team over double world Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso and the might… more
  • Clark opens new assembly plant in US headquarters in Lexington
    Jan 14, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Clark opens new assembly plant in US headquarters in Lexington

    Well positioned for growing demand Clark Material Handling Company has completed the expansion of its production facility in Lexington, Kentucky. With the completion of the third section of the plant, Clark has finalized the realignment of its… more
  • 2019 a record year for Volkswagen Group South Africa
    Jan 14, 2020 Buzz

    2019 a record year for Volkswagen Group South Africa

    Uitenhage plant sets new record for full-year production 161 954 vehicles manufactured by VWSA in 2019 The Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) plant in Uitenhage ended 2019 on a high note, achieving an all-time record for production in a… more
  • Neutron diffraction used for the first time to improve advanced battery performance
    Jan 14, 2020 Buzz

    Neutron diffraction used for the first time to improve advanced battery performance

    The first lead battery research project to be announced under the EU Green Deal The first battery innovation project in Europe using hi-tech neutron diffraction techniques has been launched in Spain under the Consortium for Battery Innovation’s… more
  • Opel: Focused on 2020!
    Jan 13, 2020 Motoring

    Opel: Focused on 2020!

    What lies ahead for the Opel Model line-up in 2020? 2020 promises to be an exciting year for Opel here in Southern Africa. The planned arrival of the Astra - with its adjusted styling - happens in the second quarter. Our Zafira Life PLUS the… more
  • Another Eye-Catching Creation
    Jan 13, 2020 Motorsport

    Another Eye-Catching Creation

    Ford's M-Sport World Rally Team Team's EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRCs will be adorned with a striking new eye-catching design for the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship. Graphic Designer Phil Dixon drew his inspiration from print designs of… more
  • World’s toughest race gets to halfway mark
    Jan 13, 2020 Motorsport

    World’s toughest race gets to halfway mark

    Dakar 2020 reached its halfway point as the epic race stormed into Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh Friday evening, ahead of the traditional rest day there on Saturday as Carlos Sainz followed Mini teammate Stephane Peterhansel home to consolidate… more
  • New Toyota GR Yaris: a rally car for the road
    Jan 13, 2020 Motoring

    New Toyota GR Yaris: a rally car for the road

    Developed from world rally activity; homologation model for WRC New 1.6-litre three-cylinder turbo engine producing 200kW Power-to-weight of 156kW/tonne; light-weight GR-FOUR AWD system The world premiere of Toyota's rally-inspired GR Yaris has… more
  • ZF Aftermarket Technical Training Releases Webinar Schedule for the First Half of 2020
    Jan 10, 2020 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Technical Training Releases Webinar Schedule for the First Half of 2020

    Webinar topics will cover ZF Aftermarket’s ABC shock absorber system and several high-voltage trainings ZF Aftermarket Technical Training will also be providing all the upcoming planned webinars in English and Spanish ZF Aftermarket announces… more
  • Subaru Forester tops the combined small off-road/small MPV class of the safest cars tested by Euro NCAP in 2019
    Jan 10, 2020 Motoring

    Subaru Forester tops the combined small off-road/small MPV class of the safest cars…

    Subaru Corporation announced that the Forester has been named the "Best in Class Cars of 2019", an award given to the model performed best of each class in the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP)*2 2019 safety performance test.… more
  • Mahindra announces leadership changes in the Group Corporate Office and the Auto and Farm Sectors
    Jan 10, 2020 Buzz

    Mahindra announces leadership changes in the Group Corporate Office and the Auto and Farm…

    Mahindra & Mahindra, the global federation of companies in enterprises as wide-ranging as aerospace, vehicles, defence, logistics, information technology and real estate, has announced wide-ranging future changes to its global management… more
  • Toyota signs off 2019 with a 24.2% market share and 40 years of sales leadership
    Jan 10, 2020 Buzz

    Toyota signs off 2019 with a 24.2% market share and 40 years of sales leadership

    2019 Industry Total: 536 626 2019 Toyota Total: 130 072 2019 Toyota Passenger: 63 700 2019 Toyota LCV: 62 724 2019 Hilux Total: 40 934 Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) marked the turn of the decade with 40 years of consecutive local market… more
  • Auctions reinvented
    Jan 10, 2020 Motoring

    Auctions reinvented

    “It all comes down to data” says Calvin Fisher on why selling your old car (or buying a new one) via auction is your best bet in 2019 But first some perspective - I've done it all, physical car dealerships, Gumtree, Autotrader both online and… more
  • Opinion piece: All eyes on driver safety in the petrochemical industry
    Jan 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Opinion piece: All eyes on driver safety in the petrochemical industry

    Gain visibility, reduce risk The petrochemical transport industry is set to benefit immensely from recent developments in dash cam technology. Intelligent and connected, individual tankers are brought together into a consolidated, manageable… more
  • New Mercedes-Geely JV is good for both, says GlobalData
    Jan 09, 2020 Buzz

    New Mercedes-Geely JV is good for both, says GlobalData

    Following the announcement that Mercedes-Benz and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group have formally established the global joint venture (JV) ‘smart Automobile Co., Ltd’ for the Smart brand after receiving the necessary regulatory approvals; David… more
  • Dr Richard Maponya: a tribute from Leon Louw, a personal friend
    Jan 09, 2020 Buzz

    Dr Richard Maponya: a tribute from Leon Louw, a personal friend

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  • Transport Solutions
    Jan 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Transport Solutions

    Moving people much faster is the only truly viable solution to traffic congestion and the way forward is not to build more roads to fill with vehicles, whether electric, autonomous or combustion engine - the way forward is through an integrated… more
  • Protect your car battery from the summer heat
    Jan 09, 2020 Buzz

    Protect your car battery from the summer heat

    Did you know the warmer months are harsher on your car battery than colder months? The air temperature and heat under the bonnet can lead to your car battery not performing at an optimal level. Before enjoying your summer, take care of the car… more
  • The all-new Renault Clio named by Euroncap best in class supermini in terms of safety
    Jan 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The all-new Renault Clio named by Euroncap best in class supermini in terms of safety

    The All-new Renault Clio has just been acclaimed by Euro NCAP as the safest supermini (with the Audi A1) among the cars it had tested in 2019. Groupe Renault’s best-seller was tested mid 2019 and won the highest score with results at the… more
  • Hyundai takes to the sky with Uber Elevate
    Jan 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Hyundai takes to the sky with Uber Elevate

    The Hyundai Motor Company and Uber have announced a partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, America. In… more
  • Continental launches new tire line Conti CoachRegio for intercity buses
    Jan 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Continental launches new tire line Conti CoachRegio for intercity buses

    New siping technology for improved grip and traction performance over entire lifetime to ensure safety for passengers Comfort, grip and curve stability on dry and wet roads Robustness and stiffness to prevent kerb impact damage at Drive axle… more
  • Ross Branch delivers a superhuman ride
    Jan 09, 2020 Motorsport

    Ross Branch delivers a superhuman ride

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  • Turbocharging the economy by unleashing black entrepreneurship
    Jan 08, 2020 Buzz

    Turbocharging the economy by unleashing black entrepreneurship

    The theme of this article is entrepreneurship and why it is not working very well in South Africa, why we have been overtaken by Nigeria as Africa’s largest economy, why we need to pay urgent attention before it is too late, and what can be… more
  • Electric vehicles can present new driving challenges in winter
    Jan 08, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Electric vehicles can present new driving challenges in winter

    by Toni Jalovaara Whether we’re ready for them or not, electric vehicles are a reality. The reigning World Car of the Year, until the 2020 winner is announced on April 8, is the electric Jaguar I-Pace. Many of this year’s candidates also are… more
  • Red-Lined's Navaras tame the Dakar
    Jan 08, 2020 Motorsport

    Red-Lined's Navaras tame the Dakar

    Red-Lined Motoring Adventures' pair of Nissan Navara VK56 racers enjoyed a calmer day at Dakar 2020 Saudi Arabia on Tuesday as both cars had a clean day to climb up the time sheets on the loop around Neom. South African pair Hennie de Klerk and… more
  • December 2019 monthly sales, calendar 2019 new vehicle sales statistics and prospects for 2020
    Jan 08, 2020 Buzz

    December 2019 monthly sales, calendar 2019 new vehicle sales statistics and prospects for…

    The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa [NAAMSA] plays an indispensable transformative role that contributes directly to the sustainable development of the country’s productive economy. The automotive industry is a… more
  • Axalta’s 2020 Global Automotive Color of the Year Sea Glass Makes a Splash with Electrifying Chroma
    Jan 08, 2020 Buzz

    Axalta’s 2020 Global Automotive Color of the Year Sea Glass Makes a Splash with…

    Sea Glass Sets the Trend for 2020 with Energy and Shimmer and has Reflective and Transmissive Properties Measurable by Autonomous Vehicle Detection Systems Axalta (NYSE: AXTA) makes a splash today with its 2020 Global Automotive Color of the… more
  • Tyres & More Riverside in Nelspruit gains higher uptime with Atlas Copco’s innovative QES40 generator
    Jan 08, 2020 Buzz

    Tyres & More Riverside in Nelspruit gains higher uptime with Atlas Copco’s innovative…

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  • BMW Group Classic presents: anniversary stories for 2020.
    Jan 08, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group Classic presents: anniversary stories for 2020.

    Historic events and the special stories associated with them: 100 years of Boxer engines, the launch of the roadster tradition for BMW in 1930, the victory in the Mille Miglia 80 years ago and the model diversity of the MINI brand for the past… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 07 January 2020
    Jan 08, 2020 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 07 January 2020

    MasterTips: Back to work road safety As many motorists return to work and consequently a morning commute, they may once again face traffic congestion they have not seen for almost a month. Thus, it is time to employ the same driving skills that… more
  • Mobility goes smart and individual: Audi at CES 2020
    Jan 08, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Mobility goes smart and individual: Audi at CES 2020

    At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Audi will once again display exciting exhibits – from futuristic vision vehicles to technologies ready for series production. In doing so, the premium brand is defining the digital experience of the… more
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) amendments to leave provisions
    Jan 08, 2020 Buzz

    Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) amendments to leave provisions

    Dear employer The President, on 23 December 2018, proclaimed 1 January 2020 as the date on which the amendments to the leave provisions in the Basic Conditions of Employment Act will become effective. The practical effect of this is that… more
  • AutoTrader Monthly Used Car Sales Data - December 2019
    Jan 08, 2020 Motoring

    AutoTrader Monthly Used Car Sales Data - December 2019

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  • Signs of worn shock absorbers
    Jan 08, 2020 Buzz

    Signs of worn shock absorbers

    Shock absorbers are designed to assist the driver in maintaining control of the car by keeping the tyres on the ground. Bad or worn out shocks will make your ride uncomfortable and to some extent unsafe, hence, it is recommended that you… more
  • The most anticipated cars at CES 2020 will run on Zenuity’s software
    Jan 07, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The most anticipated cars at CES 2020 will run on Zenuity’s software

    Software developed by Zenuity, the assisted and autonomous driving software development company, will lie at the heart of two of the most exciting cars to be presented at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – the alluring new… more
  • Gilles Le Borgne Joins Groupe Renault
    Jan 07, 2020 Buzz

    Gilles Le Borgne Joins Groupe Renault

    As of January 6th, 2020, Gilles Le Borgne joins Groupe Renault as Executive Vice-President Engineering and a member of the Group Executive Committee (CEG). He will report to Clotilde Delbos, Chief Executive Officer for an interim period. Gaspar… more
  • A double Southern African victory!
    Jan 07, 2020 Motorsport

    A double Southern African victory!

    In a sensational second day of Dakar 2020, Southern African competitors Ross Branch, Giniel de Villiers and Conrad Rautenbach took a historic hat trick of podiums in the motorcycle, car and side by side classes. Botswana motorcycle hero and… more
  • Deloitte’s 2019 Global Automotive Consumer Study reveals new consumer expectations of the South African automotive industry
    Jan 06, 2020 Buzz

    Deloitte’s 2019 Global Automotive Consumer Study reveals new consumer expectations of the…

    The advanced technology that’s reshaping the way we live, work and socialise is also rewriting the way consumers make purchasing decisions and, in turn, the way industries across the board operate and serve their customers. The automotive… more
  • Automotive Fan Belts and Multi-VBelts of the Highest Quality from Continental
    Jan 06, 2020 Buzz

    Automotive Fan Belts and Multi-VBelts of the Highest Quality from Continental

    Continental-branded fan belts and multi-V belts are designed to stringent global standards Products are manufactured at the ISO-certified and ContinentalSonepat plant in India Accelerated pulley tests prove that Continental products comfortably… more
  • Israeli Startup TriEye Collaborates with Porsche to Help Drivers “See” Better in Low Visibility Conditions
    Jan 06, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Israeli Startup TriEye Collaborates with Porsche to Help Drivers “See” Better in Low…

    Israeli startup TriEye, whose Short-Wave Infra-Red (SWIR) sensing technology enhances visibility in adverse weather and night-time conditions, announced a collaboration with the German sports car manufacturer Porsche, to further improve… more
  • Ford's Smart Window Displays View to Blind Passengers
    Jan 06, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Ford's Smart Window Displays View to Blind Passengers

    Ford's Feel The View is a smart window for blind passengers Feel The View takes pictures that are turned into high-contrast monochrome images Smart Window enables blind or partially-sighted people to visualise passing scenery through touch.… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 31 December 2019
    Jan 02, 2020 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 31 December 2019

    MasterTips: Motorcycle helmet safety ratings – Australia Motorbike helmet safety ratings have been released in Australia. A number of bodies tested 30 helmets against a range of criteria including protection and comfort to formulate the safety… more
  • The stubborn allure of socialism despite its abject failures
    Jan 02, 2020 Buzz

    The stubborn allure of socialism despite its abject failures

    The almost simultaneous implosion of socialist and communist systems throughout the world is arguably the single most significant political event of the twentieth century. The year 1989 is particularly poignant because in that year the Berlin… more
  • You’ll love these garage design ideas
    Dec 31, 2019 Buzz

    You’ll love these garage design ideas

    A well-designed garage should be able to store your car and still have some space for other storage items, whether it’s household junk, boats, motorbikes, bicycles and/or items such as gym equipment. “Your garage is one of the most useful… more
  • Executive assistants can work from anywhere too
    Dec 31, 2019 Buzz

    Executive assistants can work from anywhere too

    In today’s world, clever tech and cloud computing enable many of us to work from anywhere. Can executive assistants do their job remotely too? We all know what the acronym WFH stands for but what about WFA? In an era of rapid technological… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 24 December 2019
    Dec 30, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 24 December 2019

    MasterTips: Three elements of healthy drivers As you head toward your holiday destination this year, the health of yourself and your passengers should be a priority. This will assist in ensuring you arrive stress-free and safely so that you can… more
  • 2020 investments – an expert’s take on what we can expect
    Dec 30, 2019 Buzz

    2020 investments – an expert’s take on what we can expect

    It seems to be standard practice that at the end of every year, financially savvy investment guru’s give us their take on what they think the investment landscape for the following year will yield. Predicting the future direction of financial… more
  • Rivian best placed to compete with Tesla in truck and SUV categories, says GlobalData
    Dec 30, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Rivian best placed to compete with Tesla in truck and SUV categories, says GlobalData

    Following the news that American electric truck startup Rivian Automotive (Rivian) has raised US$1.3bn in new funding; Aurojyoti Bose, Lead Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the start-up’s journey:… more
  • Human Horizons is Building a Smart City in Shanghai with High-tech Roads, Autonomous Driving Buses, and 5G Network
    Dec 30, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Human Horizons is Building a Smart City in Shanghai with High-tech Roads, Autonomous…

    Human Horizons, an automotive-technology company, is building a 'Smart City' infrastructure in the AI hub of the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in Shanghai. The project, called the Vehicle-Road-City Integrated Smart City, is laying the groundwork for… more
  • Maximum-speed runs at Kennedy Space Center conclude McLaren speedtail’s dynamic development programme
    Dec 25, 2019 Motorsport

    Maximum-speed runs at Kennedy Space Center conclude McLaren speedtail’s dynamic…

    McLaren Hyper-GT prototype ‘XP2’ concludes Speedtail high-speed validation programme, achieving 403km/h (250mph) more than 30 times during tests at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA Culmination of extensive… more
  • Off-roading safety tips from the pros
    Dec 25, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Off-roading safety tips from the pros

    With the festive holidays fast approaching, many South Africans are planning on leaving the hustle and bustle behind in exchange for the road less traveled. Auto & General Insurance has compiled an off-roading safety guide to help you enjoy… more
  • The essential road trip safety checklist
    Dec 25, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The essential road trip safety checklist

    This is the time of year when South Africans hit the road enroute to their annual vacation or to visit family who live far away. For many of us, planning starts at least a month before the trip – whether it’s booking time off work, securing… more
  • Facelift Mazda2 Arrives in South Africa
    Dec 23, 2019 Motoring

    Facelift Mazda2 Arrives in South Africa

    Featuring a new, more sophisticated design, new Skyactiv-Technologies and enhanced i-Activsense safety features, an upgraded version of the company's popular B-segment hatchback, the Mazda2, will go on sale throughout Southern Africa in… more
  • Utility-scale rooftop solar power system reusing EV batteries installed at Okazaki Plant in Japan
    Dec 23, 2019 Buzz

    Utility-scale rooftop solar power system reusing EV batteries installed at Okazaki Plant…

    Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced a solar energy solution service provided by Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Mitsubishi Corporation Power Ltd (MCP) at Okazaki Plant in Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture, one of MMC's main electric… more
  • TiAuto and SAPS Seize Counterfeit Black Rhino Wheels in Cross-Country Raids
    Dec 23, 2019 Buzz

    TiAuto and SAPS Seize Counterfeit Black Rhino Wheels in Cross-Country Raids

    Consumers cautioned to be wary of dangerously poor-quality counterfeit wheels Treads Unlimited, the authorised South African distributor of the Black Rhino range of 4x4 wheels, and a division of TiAuto Investments, holding company for South… more
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre wins award for excellence at 2019 Discovery Insure Partner Awards
    Dec 23, 2019 Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre wins award for excellence at 2019 Discovery Insure Partner Awards

    Top Technician and Top Store also recognised for outstanding performance Tiger Wheel & Tyre, South Africa's most trusted retail tyre company and a proud partner of Discovery Insure, announced the results of its store and staff placements in the… more
  • The BMW Group at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 in Las Vegas.
    Dec 23, 2019 Motoring

    The BMW Group at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 in Las Vegas.

    At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 – taking place in Las Vegas from 7 – 10 January 2020 – the BMW Group will be presenting its visionary approaches to creating the mobility experience of the future. The premium carmaker’s presence at… more
  • Ford Wildlife Foundation Provides Crucial Mobility to Conservation Organisations
    Dec 23, 2019 Buzz

    Ford Wildlife Foundation Provides Crucial Mobility to Conservation Organisations

    Five new environmental projects receive Ford Rangers on two-year loan to support their conservation, research and education initiatives Support renewed for eight existing and far-reaching Ford Wildlife Foundation projects which received new… more
  • Neil Woolridge Motorsport wraps up 2019 with consecutive cross country titles on two continents
    Dec 23, 2019 Motorsport

    Neil Woolridge Motorsport wraps up 2019 with consecutive cross country titles on two…

    Neil Woolridge Motorsport claims back-to-back Class T championship titles with Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable in the SA Cross Country Series (SACCS) Woolridge and Huxtable finish second overall in SA Production Vehicle championship, beating… more
  • Automotive World 2020
    Dec 23, 2019 Buzz

    Automotive World 2020

    World's Largest Trade Show for the Advanced Automotive Technologies Dates: January 15-17,2020 Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, Japan WEB: https://www.automotiveworld.jp/en-gb.html Visitor Ticket Request: https://www.automotiveworld.jp/inv_en/… more
  • Bridgestone to Showcase Global Mobility Solutions at CES 2020
    Dec 23, 2019 Buzz

    Bridgestone to Showcase Global Mobility Solutions at CES 2020

    Company to demonstrate next-generation technology for safe and sustainable mobility during inaugural appearance at show. Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone), the world’s largest tyre and rubber company, announced it will make its first-ever… more
  • Year in review: Top productivity trends for 2019
    Dec 23, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Year in review: Top productivity trends for 2019

    This year has seen more business owners act to boost their employees’ productivity – with new tools and more flexibility The cost of poor workplace productivity is difficult to measure. How can business owners fully know the cost of inefficient… more
  • (L-R) Francois Degenaar, Partner Programme Manager for CDK Middle East & Africa with Leon Kemp, MD of CMS
    Dec 23, 2019 Buzz

    Good news for car dealers in South Africa as CDK Global partners with CMS

    International automotive tech company looking to grow Partner Programme in South Africa to provide integrated solutions to car dealers and customers Global car dealership software company CDK Global has announced that South African automotive… more
  • Mike Manley, Chief Executive Officer of FCA and Carlos Tavares, Chairman of the Managing Board of Groupe PSA, signing a binding Combination Agreement
    Dec 23, 2019 Buzz

    Groupe PSA and FCA agree to merge

    IMPORTANT NOTICE By reading the following release, you further agree to be bound by the following limitations and qualifications: This communication is for informational purposes only and is not intended to and does not constitute an offer or… more
  • Chassis check for winter season prevents expensive repairs
    Dec 23, 2019 Buzz

    Chassis check for winter season prevents expensive repairs

    More and more drivers are using all-season tires to avoid seasonal tire changing Cars still need regular checks, especially the chassis components ZF Aftermarket supplies all parts for the chassis – including technical information For 2019, 53… more
  • Car thieves don’t take a break at Christmas
    Dec 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Car thieves don’t take a break at Christmas

    Vehicle recovery data from leading vehicle tracking company, Cartrack, reveals that criminals don’t take a break over the festive season. Motorists must be aware that car thieves do not take leave, and must be as protective over their vehicles… more
  • McLaren celebrates its Kiwi roots & welcomes latest Bruce McLaren engineering interns
    Dec 20, 2019 Buzz

    McLaren celebrates its Kiwi roots & welcomes latest Bruce McLaren engineering interns

    Two young engineers from New Zealand have arrived in England to begin an internship established in honour of McLaren’s Kiwi founder, Bruce McLaren. University of Auckland students Elizabeth Grant and Harvey Merton are both following in the… more
  • WITS Honours, Masters and Doctoral recipients with Len Brand, CEO Tata International Africa
    Dec 20, 2019 Buzz

    TATA awards over R2-million in scholarships to university students

    Tata International Africa is committed to supporting communities in which they operate and good corporate citizenship is a critical value of the company. This year as part of its postgraduate scholarship programme, Tata awarded 52 academically… more
  • Groupe Renault at CES Las Vegas
    Dec 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault to expose innovations with partners at CES LAS VEGAS

    Preview of a "Car to Home" connectivity solution with Otodo Renault Master Z.E. Hydrogen exhibition and test drive with Faurecia With Otodo Groupe Renault will preview a connectivity solution between the car and the house developed with Otodo.… more
  • The State wants to take your house and pay you nothing
    Dec 20, 2019 Buzz

    The State wants to take your house and pay you nothing

    INTRODUCTION At a time when South Africa’s economy is flatlining and Eskom is failing, Government has proposed an amendment to the Bill of Rights, which will allow it to confiscate people’s homes without compensation. This article will address… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 17 December 2019
    Dec 20, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 17 December 2019

    MasterTips: MasterDrive's driving playlist As you compile your playlist for the drive to your holiday destination, follow MasterDrive's suggestions of some of the best songs to include for improved concentration and focus. MasterTest: The best… more
  • Man up, women, and have that tricky testicular talk
    Dec 20, 2019 Buzz

    Man up, women, and have that tricky testicular talk

    By Lesley Stones Men love to use the phrase ‘grow a pair’ when they’re urging each other to be brave. A pair of testicles or ‘balls’, the source of sperm and testosterone that makes men what they are. But the testicles can also harbour a killer… more