E-Commerce could boost SA’s SME transporters
Apr 11, 2024 Mobility

E-Commerce could boost SA’s SME transporters

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

Tips for buying a new car for your business

Starting a new business is an exciting journey, and as a new entrepreneur, every decision you make can have a significant impact on your venture’s success. Barend Smit, Marketing Director of MotorHappy, a supplier of motor management solutions, says…
Trailer Manufacturer Powering Ahead with Solar
Apr 10, 2024 Mobility

Trailer Manufacturer Powering Ahead with Solar

Solar power supplied 67% of all electricity used in February this year at three of leading South African truck body and trailer building company, Serco’s factories and offices in South Africa. And Serco’s goal is to push that figure up to 75%…
Combating Cape Town wind
Apr 10, 2024 Mobility

Combating Cape Town wind

Cape Town experienced challenging weather conditions over the weekend. In one instance, both the trailer of a truck and a caravan were blown off a bridge. Additionally, trees have fallen across the road and a warning was issued to drivers to stay…
Announcement on the future of e-tolls
Apr 08, 2024 Mobility

Announcement on the future of e-tolls

We refer to the Government Gazette 50418, published 28 March 2024 regarding the withdrawal of the toll declaration of National roads, referred colloquially as the e-toll roads. The above Government Gazette gives effect to the declaration of the…
5 Ways to make a fellow driver’s day 
Apr 08, 2024 Mobility

5 Ways to make a fellow driver’s day 

There’s something about driving that can make even the mellowest among us see red. Whether it’s because we have been cut off in traffic, have not been let into a lane you desperately need to get into, or have been overtaken by someone driving way…
Formula E: Accelerating the electric vehicle transition
Apr 08, 2024 Mobility

Formula E: Accelerating the electric vehicle transition

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

Volvo Trucks South Africa Appoints New Sales Director

Volvo Trucks South Africa has announced the appointment of Anders Friberg as the company’s new Director of New Truck Sales. Effective 1 April 2024, Friberg will be based at the Volvo Group Southern Africa headquarters in Johannesburg. With extensive…
What saves the most fuel?
Apr 03, 2024 Mobility

What saves the most fuel?

There are various ways in which you can save fuel – yet, which gives you the most fuel savings*? Fuel prices are going up at midnight for the third month in a row. Petrol will go up by between by 58c and 67c per liter (grade and region dependent).…
The fully electric Volvo EX30 named 2024 World Urban Car
Mar 30, 2024 Mobility

The fully electric Volvo EX30 named 2024 World Urban Car

Small and mighty indeed – we are celebrating today, because our fully electric Volvo EX30 has landed a big accolade at the prestigious World Car Awards. Beating a competitive field of nominees, the EX30 was awarded the title of 2024 World Urban Car…
Jam-packed weekends = fatigued driving
Mar 30, 2024 Mobility

Jam-packed weekends = fatigued driving

The greatest risk drivers embarking on a trip for only the four-day weekend face a great risk in the form fatigued driving. Leaving on the Friday, returning on the Sunday with a full weekend in between, can inevitably result in drowsy driver…
Easter weekend travel tips
Mar 27, 2024 Mobility

Easter weekend travel tips

225 people died in 185 fatal road accidents over the four-day Easter weekend in 2023 – an increase of nearly 40% from the weekend’s death toll in 2022. As we head for the hills (or the bush or beach) over the upcoming long weekend, there are a…
Government (and road users) must do better this Easter
Mar 26, 2024 Mobility

Government (and road users) must do better this Easter

While the government has in the past implemented several seasonal road safety campaigns, particularly over the Easter period, road fatalities are still increasing over this period and more needs to be done to improve the situation. The Automobile…
The roads more (or less) travelled
Mar 26, 2024 Mobility

The roads more (or less) travelled

Mixed signals from December’s motor vehicle travel and service station stops Motor vehicle travel to South Africa’s big three airports jumped, on average, 9% during December 2023 compared to twelve months previously, but service station stops…
LDV South Africa opens its doors
Mar 26, 2024 Mobility

LDV South Africa opens its doors

LDV – a historic brand with a bright future – is entering the South African market. The brand will be headquartered in Sandton, Gauteng, from where it will serve a national network of dealers. A national dealer network is currently being appointed,…
How much does it cost to Armour your Vehicle?
Mar 21, 2024 Mobility

How much does it cost to Armour your Vehicle?

South Africa has long grappled with high crime rates, but recent statistics paint a stark picture of the escalating security concerns facing its citizens. According to recent crime data, over 7,700 people fell victim to murder in the last two months…
DIY car finance application or outsourcing to a dealer
Mar 20, 2024 Mobility

DIY car finance application or outsourcing to a dealer

Despite the proliferation of e-hailing services in South Africa, owning a car remains a necessity for most commuters, exacerbated by the generally poor public transport system in many parts of the country. However, the relatively high price of cars…
Smart e-performance for all kind of application
Mar 19, 2024 Mobility

Smart e-performance for all kind of application

Clark is presenting the new S-Series Electric to the public for the first time at LogiMAT in Stuttgart. With the SE25-35 electric four-wheel forklift trucks with load capacities of 2.5 to 3.5 tonnes, Clark Europe is launching the first generation of…
Suspended licenses and buying cars
Mar 18, 2024 Mobility

Suspended licenses and buying cars

In a recent MasterDrive webinar, many aspects of the AARTO Act were addressed. The National Automotive Dealers’ Association (NADA) participated as a panellist on the ‘Insights into AARTO’ webinar. Brandon Cohen, NADA National Chairperson and RMI…
Is it still worthwhile learning how to drive a manual car?
Mar 14, 2024 Mobility

Is it still worthwhile learning how to drive a manual car?

In many parts of the world, manual transmissions are losing their popularity. However, in South Africa, almost 50% of new car sales still feature manual gearboxes. Given the South African market, it would make sense to learn how to drive a manual…
New truck front to save lives
Mar 14, 2024 Mobility

New truck front to save lives

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, in Sweden, have developed a new truck front concept to significantly reduce fatal crashes in car-truck collisions. The new truck front comes after the EU regulations for the maximum length of a truck…
Carnage for sportspeople
Mar 13, 2024 Mobility

Carnage for sportspeople

Kenyan marathon runner, Kelvin Kiptum, was killed in a car crash in February. At just 24 years old, he was the world record holder for marathons and was expected to soon break the 2-hour mark. While reports still need to be confirmed, it is believed…
Subscription vehicles gain traction in SA says Kinto One
Mar 12, 2024 Mobility

Subscription vehicles gain traction in SA says Kinto One

In recent years, South Africa has witnessed a notable shift in how people approach mobility. The emergence of subscription vehicles has presented a compelling alternative to traditional ownership models. While several companies are venturing into…
SAPICS | Women in Supply Chain Leadership 2024 Survey
Mar 11, 2024 Mobility

SAPICS | Women in Supply Chain Leadership 2024 Survey

The theme of International Women's Day #IWD2024 is 'Inspire Inclusion' and SAPICS would like to explore the experiences and perceptions of men and women from across the SAPICS network as they relate to advancing gender inclusion in supply chain.…
Navigating the SA Automotive Sector’s Green Transition
Mar 07, 2024 Mobility

Navigating the SA Automotive Sector’s Green Transition

During the 2024 State of the Nation (SONA), President Cyril Ramaphosa placed a huge focus on green energy and introducing Electric Vehicles (EVs). We are set to witness change in the automotive sector. The focus shifts not only to the increased…
Safeguarding Against the Ongoing Supply Chain Disruptions
Mar 06, 2024 Mobility

Safeguarding Against the Ongoing Supply Chain Disruptions

Mitigating Contractual Disputes by exploring ADR and arbitration in resolving supply chain disputes The mining industry relies heavily on a complex network of suppliers, logistics partners, and transporters to ensure the efficient movement of raw…
CILT Africa Annual Forum 2024
Mar 05, 2024 Mobility

CILT Africa Annual Forum 2024

AFRICA Forum is a major continental event providing a platform for governments, corporate organisations, individuals, students and other stakeholders of the transport and logistics industry to share, learn, and promote professional and business…
How to save fuel
Mar 04, 2024 Mobility

How to save fuel

Despite seeing a R3.20 drop in petrol prices and R4.40 drop in diesel prices between November and January, March will bring the downward movement of the petrol price to a halt. While yet to be confirmed, predictions are that fuel will increase by…
JAECOO takes to the road
Mar 04, 2024 Mobility

JAECOO takes to the road

JAECOO is ready to make its debut and has kick started its launch season with the first batch of J7 commercial vehicles having already arrived in South Africa. Recently, OMODA & JAECOO hosted an investment conference for dealers and investors in…
Insurance implications of switching to Electric Vehicles
Feb 28, 2024 Mobility

Insurance implications of switching to Electric Vehicles

(image: Tarina Vlok, MD of Elite Risk, a high-net-worth insurer and subsidiary of Old Mutual Insure) Last week the Minister of Finance announced that producers of electric vehicles in South Africa will be able to claim 150% of qualifying investment…
Change in tactics required to stimulate demand for EVs
Feb 27, 2024 Mobility

Change in tactics required to stimulate demand for EVs

The uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) in South Africa has been slow in comparison to other world markets. While local consumer interest in new-energy vehicles continues on an upward trajectory, demand remains subdued due to a number of factors, key…
An Extra Line of Defence against Crime
Feb 27, 2024 Mobility

An Extra Line of Defence against Crime

South Africans are reeling from the shock of the recently released crime statistics, revealing a nation grappling with escalating violence and lawlessness. According to Police Minister Bheki Cele, the latest quarterly crime report paints a grim…
Five tips to help your clutch last longer
Feb 27, 2024 Mobility

Five tips to help your clutch last longer

If you drive a manual car, you use the 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,…
Decoding lights on your car’s dashboard
Feb 27, 2024 Mobility

Decoding lights on your car’s dashboard

If the only light you recognise or do anything about on your dashboard is a warning that you are low on fuel, it may be time to brush up on your car’s other warning signs. Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) chairman Dewald Ranft says it’s…
Awards will showcase African supply chain excellence
Feb 23, 2024 Mobility

Awards will showcase African supply chain excellence

Entries are open for the 2024 Africa Supply Chain Excellence Awards. This prestigious annual event, which is now in its third year, acknowledges the vital role played by supply chain management and recognises excellence in the supply chain…
Consumers cannot afford levy hike
Feb 20, 2024 Mobility

Consumers cannot afford levy hike

Association says Minister must think carefully about the impact of increases The Automobile Association (AA) says Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana must think carefully about the negative impact of increasing fuel levies on consumers before making…
Paving the way: the benefits of PBS vehicles
Feb 20, 2024 Mobility

Paving the way: the benefits of PBS vehicles

As leaders in the mining industry, we are witnessing a significant change pushing us to improve transportation, safety, and environmental sustainability. Using Performance-Based Standards (PBS) vehicles is a big part of this change, stirring up…
The point of no return
Feb 19, 2024 Mobility

The point of no return

A study conducted by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) says that 9.4% of all fatal traffic accidents on South African roads involve heavy load vehicles. Additionally, statistics attribute between 80 and 85% of truck crashes to human…
Your driving superstitions could be fatal
Feb 19, 2024 Mobility

Your driving superstitions could be fatal

"Superstitions might seem harmless, but they can be risky when driving," cautions Julianna Marshall, a travel expert with the International Drivers Association. Driving demands skill, focus, and responsibility, making it vulnerable to superstitions.…
Webinar gives insight into AARTO
Feb 19, 2024 Mobility

Webinar gives insight into AARTO

MasterDrive hosted their ‘Insights into AARTO Power Chat’ on 15 February, with almost 700 registrations. The webinar not only provided crucial insights into the AARTO Act but also highlighted the positive impact it could have on individuals and…
Fuel price shock on the horizon
Feb 15, 2024 Mobility

Fuel price shock on the horizon

South Africans can expect a major upward shift in fuel prices in March, delivering yet another blow to already embattled consumers. Commenting on mid-month fuel data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF), the Automobile Association (AA) notes…
Factors to consider before downgrading your car
Feb 15, 2024 Mobility

Factors to consider before downgrading your car

With the cost of living increasing dramatically over the last few years and inflation reaching historical highs, saving money is a priority for many households. If you’re looking to save money by trading in your large family car for a smaller one,…
SA on track for EVs following SONA
Feb 15, 2024 Mobility

SA on track for EVs following SONA

During the SONA 2024 that took place on Thursday, 8 February, President Ramaphosa stated that the government was on track to resolve the most important constraints on economic growth by creating jobs through electric vehicle manufacturing. Naamsa…
Ford Family Guarantee Brings Customer Experience to Life
Feb 15, 2024 Mobility

Ford Family Guarantee Brings Customer Experience to Life

Ford South Africa is dedicated to enhancing the customer experience and striving to deliver unparalleled convenience and expert guidance throughout every interaction with its dealer network. As Ford prepares to launch exciting new products, the Ford…
4 trends from the OE market to watch in 2024 and beyond
Feb 14, 2024 Mobility

4 trends from the OE market to watch in 2024 and beyond

The original equipment (OE) market has undergone huge change in recent years – especially in Europe. Now, Bridgestone EMEA’s OE team has shared its four major trends that are set to have the biggest impact on an evolving automotive industry…
66% of surveyed drivers wouldn’t consider buying an EV
Feb 13, 2024 Mobility

66% of surveyed drivers wouldn’t consider buying an EV

Around two-thirds of non-EV drivers say they will still not be switching to an electric car any time soon. A recent survey conducted by Refused Car Finance shows a number of customers said they would not consider buying an electric car as their next…
Navigating the AARTO delay: will implementation happen?
Feb 13, 2024 Mobility

Navigating the AARTO delay: will implementation happen?

The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act is again a subject of discussion following the announcement that the second phase will be delayed. The public is speculating about its future as no date was provided as to when it…
Vehicle crime ramps up towards the end of the year
Feb 13, 2024 Mobility

Vehicle crime ramps up towards the end of the year

Business-owned vehicles remain at greater risk Tracker’s vehicle crime statistics for the period July to December 2023 reveal an increase in the volume of vehicle crime during the last half of the year, with a peak in November during ‘silly season’…
How A Simple 'Pause' Slashes Accident Rates by 47%
Feb 12, 2024 Mobility

How A Simple 'Pause' Slashes Accident Rates by 47%

"Slowing down saves lives," is no longer an idle lecture for reckless drivers. A groundbreaking study by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) ties a humble intersection delay to a whopping 47% drop in pedestrian conflicts. Let's delve deeper.…
These are the things your mechanic wants you to know
Feb 08, 2024 Mobility

These are the things your mechanic wants you to know

Your mechanic holds a treasure trove of insights that can keep your car running smoothly and your engine humming contentedly. However, car ownership also requires some knowledge and proactivity, especially when it comes to a car service and vehicle…
Webfleet unveils 5 fleet management trends for 2024
Feb 07, 2024 Mobility

Webfleet unveils 5 fleet management trends for 2024

Fleet management is undergoing major advances and 2024 will be a decisive year in two key areas: safety and decarbonisation. In addition, technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) applied to automotive will drive new challenges and…
Analysing Festive Season road fatalities – 2:3
Feb 06, 2024 Mobility

Analysing Festive Season road fatalities – 2:3

The Road Safety Partnership South Africa (RSP-SA) has analysed the 2023/2024 Festive Season road fatality rates to provide perspective on whether the decrease in stats was truly dismal. In January, Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga revealed there was a…
Bakwena’s 2024 Road and Plaza Expansion Plans
Feb 06, 2024 Mobility

Bakwena’s 2024 Road and Plaza Expansion Plans

Bakwena, the Concessionaire responsible for the N1N4 route, is dedicated to maintaining and upgrading its road network to ensure the safety and convenience of travellers. The recent impact of climate change, particularly heavy rainfall, has…
Big petrol price increases expected in February
Feb 05, 2024 Mobility

Big petrol price increases expected in February

Current unaudited fuel data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) is showing significant increases for all grades of fuel in February. Commenting on the data, the Automobile Association (AA) says the numbers are indicating that the short-lived relief…
MasterDrive Driver Search about to select entrants
Feb 01, 2024 Mobility

MasterDrive Driver Search about to select entrants

The MasterDrive Driver Search closed today. The Driver Search has expanded to have national reach this year, presenting more opportunities to more young drivers but it also adds to the competitive landscape for entrants hoping to enter the next…
Reaching the point of Turnaround
Feb 01, 2024 Mobility

Reaching the point of Turnaround

The logistics crisis in South Africa is, without doubt, the ‘perfect storm’, strangling the private sector and trade, negatively impacting the fiscal, causing massive knock-on damage to the nation at large. This is a situation that government now…
Vehicle Hijacking numbers down over festive season
Feb 01, 2024 Mobility

Vehicle Hijacking numbers down over festive season

Fidelity Services Group confirms that while vehicle hijackings are increasing in general, the group had not experienced any particular spikes in the number of vehicle hijackings nationally over the festive season. Wahl Bartmann CEO of Fidelity…
The logistics sector ended 2023 on a better note
Jan 31, 2024 Mobility

The logistics sector ended 2023 on a better note

The Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) increased somewhat in December to end a volatile year for the logistics sector on a better note. At an index level of 121.1 in December, the Ctrack TFI is 8.4% above year-ago levels and 1.9% above…
Volvo Launches Upgraded Extra Heavy Trucks
Jan 31, 2024 Mobility

Volvo Launches Upgraded Extra Heavy Trucks

Volvo Trucks’ range of extra heavy trucks – the Volvo FH, FM and FMX models – are being upgraded with new technologies and the latest in camera monitoring for even better efficiency, safety and productivity for demanding businesses. The upgrades on…
HINO SA aims to grow sales volume by 10% in 2024
Jan 31, 2024 Mobility

HINO SA aims to grow sales volume by 10% in 2024

Hino South Africa has set an ambitious target to grow its sales volume by 15% to 3 800 units in 2024, compared to the 3 300 units it retailed in 2023. This in pursuit of a market share of 10% in the overall South African truck market forecast of 34…
Road fatalities halved
Jan 30, 2024 Mobility

Road fatalities halved

Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Pty) Ltd (Bakwena), is pleased to report an overall reduction of fatalities along the Bakwena N1N4 route over the festive period of 12 December 2023 up to 16 January 2024. A total of 5 fatalities (2 of which…
See more animals with these game drive tips
Jan 30, 2024 Mobility

See more animals with these game drive tips

South Africa’s beautiful national parks and game reserves are a treasure trove of wildlife and natural beauty, attracting visitors from across the country and around the world. One of the best ways to explore our national parks is with a self-drive…
SAPRA supports diesel probe
Jan 29, 2024 Mobility

SAPRA supports diesel probe

(image) Lebo Ramolahloane, Vice Chairman of SAPRA Following newspaper reports this week regarding the probe by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) into filling stations selling watered down diesel, the South African Petroleum…
Deep dive into adulterated diesel
Jan 26, 2024 Mobility

Deep dive into adulterated diesel

Recently, several news reports warned drivers that at least 70 service stations are selling ‘contaminated’ or ‘fake’ diesel. Many of these reports are causing significant concern amongst motorists as few, if any, are accompanied by advice about what…
Elevate Your Brand with SAPICS Conference 2024 Sponsorship
Jan 26, 2024 Mobility

Elevate Your Brand with SAPICS Conference 2024 Sponsorship

SAPICS is excited to offer you an opportunity to elevate your brand and expand your business reach by becoming a sponsor of the 2024 SAPICS Annual Conference which will be held in association with the South African Association of Freight Forwarders.…
Drunk driving the major offender
Jan 26, 2024 Mobility

Drunk driving the major offender

As an organisation dedicated to consistent reduction in road fatalities, MasterDrive sees the loss of 25 less lives this Festive Season as a step in the right direction. This 1.7% paired with the decrease from last year shows a promising downward…
Decrease in fatalities welcome, but more needs to be done
Jan 25, 2024 Mobility

Decrease in fatalities welcome, but more needs to be done

The small decrease in the number of fatalities on South African roads between the December 2022 and January 2023 festive period and the 2023/2024 period is commendable and signals a slight improvement in road safety efforts by authorities. However,…
SA second-hand car buyers need to be more vigilant
Jan 24, 2024 Mobility

SA second-hand car buyers need to be more vigilant

Buying a car, even a second-hand one, is a big financial commitment and the buyer needs to know they are getting bang for their buck, along with all the things which they most desire in a car. Safety should always be a top priority but how certain…
Return to the dreaded commute
Jan 24, 2024 Mobility

Return to the dreaded commute

Productivity and optimal function at one’s business depends on mental alertness and energetic performance. Imagine a scenario where a large percentage of employees are arriving for work already emotionally exhausted. Recent research is suggesting…
2023 used car sales: Foot still on the gas
Jan 24, 2024 Mobility

2023 used car sales: Foot still on the gas

Ford Ranger continues to dominate model sales, widening the gap between the Toyota Hilux. The foot has certainly not come off the gas in the used car market. In 2023 the number of used cars sold rose by 4.6% year-on-year. Overall, 367,075 used cars…
Prepare for scorching temperatures
Jan 24, 2024 Mobility

Prepare for scorching temperatures

Weather advisories were issued for parts of the Northern and Western Cape advising of temperatures as high as 40°C. Temperatures this high create dangerous driving conditions. Not only does it pose a risk to your health and wellbeing but if…
Essential car maintenance tips for summer
Jan 23, 2024 Mobility

Essential car maintenance tips for summer

Summer is in full swing, and that means scorching temperatures, long road trips, and plenty of adventures under the sun. While you're busy planning your next beach getaway or game drive, don't forget to give your trusty vehicle some TLC too. “The…
Cleaner public transport beckons with new project
Jan 19, 2024 Mobility

Cleaner public transport beckons with new project

Buses belching clouds of smoke could be a thing of the past within the next few years if a pilot project to prove the viability of electric buses delivers positive results. By the end of 2025, South Africa’s first electric commuter buses could be on…
10 jarring facts about drowsy driving
Jan 18, 2024 Mobility

10 jarring facts about drowsy driving

Recent research shows fatigued driving can be just as, and potentially even more dangerous, than driving under the influence. One of the reasons for this, is because of the lack of awareness that many drivers have about just how risky it is and even…
Pre-owned vehicles now as much about choice as price
Jan 18, 2024 Mobility

Pre-owned vehicles now as much about choice as price

As much as price is a significant driver of the pre-owned car market, South African motorists are now also enjoying the wide variety of quality vehicles offered. Gone were the days when pre-loved vehicle lots might have had a few fixer-uppers…
Negative outlook for fuel prices in February
Jan 17, 2024 Mobility

Negative outlook for fuel prices in February

Unaudited fuel data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) points to possible increases in all grades of fuel prices in February, except for illuminating paraffin. Commenting on the data, the Automobile Association (AA) says consumers can expect a…
Green electric forklifts for sustainable logistics
Jan 17, 2024 Mobility

Green electric forklifts for sustainable logistics

Clark at the LogiMAT 2024 Under the motto "CLARK Forklifts: green, sustainable, and strong", the industrial truck specialist Clark will be presenting numerous innovations in the field of electric counterbalance trucks and warehouse technology at…
Cheap tyres can have expensive consequences 
Jan 10, 2024 Mobility

Cheap tyres can have expensive consequences 

A 2021 road safety report by South African tyre manufacturers reveals that 41% of road accidents happen because of a burst tyre. A further 15% of accidents are caused by smooth tyres. TEPA (Tyres, Equipment, Parts Association) vice chairperson Les…
Some Light at the Beginning of a Dim Business Tunnel
Jan 09, 2024 Mobility

Some Light at the Beginning of a Dim Business Tunnel

Leading truck and trailer manufacturer, Serco, forecasts another challenging year ahead for South Africa with negative factors such as load shedding and congestion at the country’s ports taking their toll. However, CEO Clinton Holcroft is optimistic…
2024 to start on positive fuel note for consumers
Dec 28, 2023 Mobility

2024 to start on positive fuel note for consumers

Despite the volatile Rand and concerns around shipping routes in the Red Sea, local fuel prices are still expected to decrease when they are adjusted by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy next Wednesday. Commenting on unaudited data from…
CILTSA Sponsorships 2024
Dec 22, 2023 Mobility

CILTSA Sponsorships 2024

Are you ready to navigate the future of logistics, transport and supply chain? Buckle up – the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) South Africa is revving up for another year of groundbreaking events in 2024, and we want you…
Safeguard your family on the road this holiday season
Dec 21, 2023 Mobility

Safeguard your family on the road this holiday season

In charge of the family vehicle this holiday season? This tyre information can safeguard your family on the road. With your accommodation, bucket list and route planned, the next step before embarking on your festive road trip this year, is to…
The metamorphosis of supply chain management
Dec 20, 2023 Mobility

The metamorphosis of supply chain management

Is your organisation’s supply chain a crawling caterpillar or has it morphed into a sprightly, soaring butterfly? In recent years, supply chains have had to change dramatically. Their metamorphosis has been accelerated by chaotic disruptions ranging…
The perils of potholes: How to protect your vehicle
Dec 20, 2023 Mobility

The perils of potholes: How to protect your vehicle

According to a report published by the South African National Roads Agency, there has been an increase of 67% in the number of potholes in the past five years, which is now estimated to be 25 million. The Johannesburg Roads Agency[1] alone reported…
First Volvo EX30 already on route to South Africa
Dec 20, 2023 Mobility

First Volvo EX30 already on route to South Africa

Volvo Car South Africa has confirmed that the new fully electric EX30 is well on its way to local shores, with the country’s first allocation of units already on the water. Scheduled to launch locally in the opening quarter of 2024, the highly…
Make sure your car is safe for the festive season road trip
Dec 19, 2023 Mobility

Make sure your car is safe for the festive season road trip

Summer holiday season has now started, South Africans traditionally pack up their cars and head for the coast or the mountains. Unfortunately, it’s also a time when the mortality rate spikes. The good news is that last holiday season saw the death…
Road safety is a national priority
Dec 19, 2023 Mobility

Road safety is a national priority

Everybody who gets into a car, whether driver or passenger, is at risk of death. It’s just a fact. Road accidents are part of the system of modern life, as people commute from one destination to another. Every year, road traffic accidents claim the…
‘Tis the season for safe travels
Dec 18, 2023 Mobility

‘Tis the season for safe travels

With the festive season upon us, there is an undeniable buzz in the air. However, amidst the cheer and excitement, there exists a sobering reality - the devastating annual death toll on South African roads during this period. While this certainly…
3 reality check videos to avoid a fatal crash
Dec 18, 2023 Mobility

3 reality check videos to avoid a fatal crash

With more than 1400 festive season road deaths recorded in 2022/2023, Dialdirect urges motorists to be vigilant during the upcoming December holidays. According to South African authorities, the road offences that occur most frequently over the…
Don’t swap your family for a text
Dec 15, 2023 Mobility

Don’t swap your family for a text

When you set off to your holiday destination with your family this Festive Season, make a commitment to yourself and them to never use your phone while driving. Give your phone to your ‘co-pilot’ and allow them to answer texts, select the music or…
KIA making its mark in used car sales
Dec 15, 2023 Mobility

KIA making its mark in used car sales

The sales gap between Toyota and Volkswagen continues to close. This month’s used car sales story is - in large part - about KIA. In November, AutoTrader’s used car sales data shows that KIA was the brand among the ten best-selling brands to post…
Unitrans takes a win in Hollard Highway Heroes competition
Dec 14, 2023 Mobility

Unitrans takes a win in Hollard Highway Heroes competition

As the festive season gets underway, leading transport, logistics and integrated supply chain solutions company Unitrans, has much to celebrate. “Having five employees in the final of the Hollard Highway Heroes competition is testament to the high…
The health of your car battery is also important
Dec 13, 2023 Mobility

The health of your car battery is also important

The Automobile Association (AA) received over 18400 calls to jump-start vehicles across the country this year and expects these calls to increase as temperatures rise. Extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, can affect the performance of your car…
Get your car tech-ready for the December road trip
Dec 13, 2023 Mobility

Get your car tech-ready for the December road trip

These days, most of us live increasingly connected lives. While it’s perhaps worth considering “unplugging” – that is, refraining from using your digital devices – for at least part of the upcoming holidays, there’s one time you most certainly…
Dying for a delivery
Dec 12, 2023 Mobility

Dying for a delivery

Growth in deliveries saw a massive increase during the pandemic. In 2020 alone, there was a 30% increase. As we head into the Festive Season, the number of delivery and just-in-time drivers will again increase significantly as more purchases are…
GWM ORA 03 – South Africa’s Bargain of the Year!
Dec 12, 2023 Mobility

GWM ORA 03 – South Africa’s Bargain of the Year!

South Africa’s youngest vehicle brand is also South Africa’s best buy Top Gear South Africa picked the GWM ORA 03 as its Bargain of the Year at its inaugural TopGear South Africa Awards. The Awards were held last week at the luxurious Steyn City…
SAPICS 2023 Year End Ezine
Dec 07, 2023 Mobility

SAPICS 2023 Year End Ezine

SAPICS is proud to share its 2023 Ezine with you all. This publication showcases SAPICS’ activities and achievements this year. It has been a year of consolidation, growth for the Association, transformation and unwavering commitment to SAPICS’…
The airports of the future
Dec 07, 2023 Mobility

The airports of the future

Technological innovations and a focus on customer experience will be what sets us apart in the future. The number of passengers being transported by airlines around the world has more than doubled in the last six years with recent estimations…
Be safe – not sorry – this festive season
Dec 07, 2023 Mobility

Be safe – not sorry – this festive season

Schools across South Africa officially close for 2023 on 13 December and reopen on 17 January 2024. The expected increase in traffic volumes on the country’s major routes means road users will have to ensure they are vigilant and focussed on the…
Involved in an accident – here’s what to do
Dec 06, 2023 Mobility

Involved in an accident – here’s what to do

December is one of the busiest periods on South African roads when thousands of people will either be making their way home, or leaving for their festive season break. Unfortunately with these high volumes the risk of road accidents also increases…
Travelstart Looks to Revolutionise Car Rental Experiences
Dec 05, 2023 Mobility

Travelstart Looks to Revolutionise Car Rental Experiences

Travelstart unveils exciting enhancements to their Car Hire offering, promising unmatched convenience and value The Car Rentals market worldwide is projected to grow by 2.99% (2023-2027) resulting in a market volume of US$111.70bn in 2027.[1] With…
Renault Group, cars adapted for persons with disabilities
Dec 04, 2023 Mobility

Renault Group, cars adapted for persons with disabilities

Today, over a billion people on the planet live with a disability, representing 15% of the world's population. In France, there are 9.7 million people with disabilities, either officially recognized or faced with persistent health problems that…
SCRS Consumer Tip: Social Media is not Real Life
Dec 04, 2023 Mobility

SCRS Consumer Tip: Social Media is not Real Life

Social media can be interesting and entertaining, and if you are watching this video, you probably love a goof clip, reel, or video! But Mike and Danny talk about how art doesn’t always imitate reality, or how social media might glamourize the…
SA fleets face internal and external pressures
Dec 01, 2023 Mobility

SA fleets face internal and external pressures

The upcoming year, 2024, looms heavy with geopolitical upheaval and economic instability, setting the stage for what could be the greatest election year of our lifetime. Justin Manson, Sales Director at Webfleet, explores the most important trends…
The logistics sector lifts its head during October
Nov 30, 2023 Mobility

The logistics sector lifts its head during October

Following four consecutive monthly contractions, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index defied expectations to record growth during October. At an index level of 120.7, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index is tracking 2.8% above year-ago levels.…
Become a nighttime driving professional in South Africa
Nov 30, 2023 Mobility

Become a nighttime driving professional in South Africa

When driving at nighttime, prioritising your safety should be your utmost concern. When the sun goes down, there are safety concerns related to crime, but you are also sharing the road with fatigued and potentially intoxicated drivers, making it…
EVs could spell the end of range anxiety for SA drivers
Nov 30, 2023 Mobility

EVs could spell the end of range anxiety for SA drivers

The term “range anxiety” has been affixed to electric vehicles (EVs) as if it was never an issue previously. It’s a very real current issue for every internal combustion engine (ICE) owner. Yet the very noose around EV’s neck may, in fact, be one of…
Unsung heroes of the road win big for driving well
Nov 29, 2023 Mobility

Unsung heroes of the road win big for driving well

Hollard Trucking’s transformative annual road safety competition, Hollard Highway Heroes, has for the first time crowned two heroes, one in trucking and the other in the bus category. Drivers Phineas Muhlanga from Reef Tankers and Gobatlamang J.…
Our own inconvenient truth – National Logistics
Nov 29, 2023 Mobility

Our own inconvenient truth – National Logistics

National Logistics - a sector of transcendental importance to the national economy has experienced watershed moments this year. The situation intensified in the 3rd and 4th quarters, when capacity issues at all key ports reached crisis point,…
Volvo brings armoured XC90 to South Africa
Nov 29, 2023 Mobility

Volvo brings armoured XC90 to South Africa

Volvo Car South Africa has announced that a special armoured version of the XC90 flagship SUV has joined its local line-up, offering select clients the option of ordering discreet ballistic protection directly from the Swedish luxury manufacturer.…
Takealot goes green with JAC N75 EV battery-electric trucks
Nov 27, 2023 Mobility

Takealot goes green with JAC N75 EV battery-electric trucks

Takealot, embracing sustainability and cost-efficiency, has embarked on a green journey by transitioning to battery-electric trucks to cut emissions and operating expenses. At a recent event in Cape Town, the company welcomed its inaugural fleet of…
The Importance Of Personalized Automotive Services
Nov 27, 2023 Mobility

The Importance Of Personalized Automotive Services

In the fast-paced world of automotive services, the mantra "one size fits all" is slowly becoming obsolete. Today, consumers seek more than just a transactional experience; they yearn for tailored, personalized services that resonate with their unique…
Put it in the boot!
Nov 27, 2023 Mobility

Put it in the boot!

Earlier this year, stats were released that said between April and September, the city of Cape Town reported a slight decrease in theft from vehicles. Unfortunately, concurrently, there was a 500% increase in the number of smash-and-grab incidents.…
Volvo FH Electric wins “Truck of the Year 2024” award
Nov 24, 2023 Mobility

Volvo FH Electric wins “Truck of the Year 2024” award

Volvo Trucks has scooped the prestigious industry award for its Volvo FH Electric. It’s the first time ever that an electric truck wins the award. Volvo’s heavy electric truck, the Volvo FH Electric, has been selected as International Truck of the…
Maximising airbag safety
Nov 23, 2023 Mobility

Maximising airbag safety

Airbags are one of the most important components of modern vehicle safety, significantly reducing risk of injury or death in a collision. To ensure these crucial safety features work optimally, however, it is imperative to understand how our…
New crime targeting motorists
Nov 22, 2023 Mobility

New crime targeting motorists

A recent ENCA video warns motorists of a new way in which criminals are targeting motorists. As we head into the Festive Season, it is important to be aware of these and to not forget all that you already know about vehicle crimes. There are two new…
Time for regulation to drive access to information
Nov 21, 2023 Mobility

Time for regulation to drive access to information

Over 50 key stakeholders, including representation from the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport, attended the Vehicle Write Off conference in Johannesburg last week to discuss the critical need for an open and transparent Vehicle Salvage…
Your next smart device is an Audi e-tron
Nov 21, 2023 Mobility

Your next smart device is an Audi e-tron

In its ongoing effort to fast-track the local adoption of electric mobility, Audi South Africa has launched a national awareness campaign aimed at educating the public about electric vehicle (EV) charging. As part of the campaign, Audi has replaced…
Wrong Fuel in Your Car? South Africa's Quick Tips
Nov 19, 2023 Mobility

Wrong Fuel in Your Car? South Africa's Quick Tips

Motorists in South Africa can be grateful for petrol pump attendants who typically refill our cars with fuel. It’s uncommon for petrol attendants to put the wrong petrol in your car, but mistakes can happen. It remains the responsibility of the…
October’s used car movers and shakers
Nov 19, 2023 Mobility

October’s used car movers and shakers

Older, more affordable models display greatest growth share. Sales of used cars in October grew 4% month-on-month to 32,839 units. Despite higher sales numbers than September, the total value of used cars sold declined by 1% to R12,66 billion from…
More fuel price relief on the horizon
Nov 19, 2023 Mobility

More fuel price relief on the horizon

Fuel prices across the board are projected to decrease significantly in December, according to unaudited mid-month data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF). The Automobile Association (AA) says the decreases will add further relief to struggling…
Dangerous drivers: Millennials vs. Gen Z
Nov 14, 2023 Mobility

Dangerous drivers: Millennials vs. Gen Z

Who are the better drivers is a topic MasterDrive has addressed many times, particularly between genders. Now, a new analysis reveals which generation of drivers is the best, and worst, and the results may be surprising. The generational analysis…
Dealing with fuel tanker issues on South African roads
Nov 10, 2023 Mobility

Dealing with fuel tanker issues on South African roads

By Hloniphizwe Mtolo, Shell Companies South Africa: Country Chair As South Africa makes its way to festive season, we are reminded of the pressing need to address critical issues within our transportation landscape. Recent incidents involving fuel…
Tread tyre safety carefully
Nov 06, 2023 Mobility

Tread tyre safety carefully

As drivers plan end of year breaks, tyre checks should be on their list of things to do before embarking on long trips. The importance of getting your tyres checked before leaving is emphasised by statistics from the RTMC which say 73.3% of crashes…
Opinion piece: EVs – grid assets in the making
Nov 06, 2023 Mobility

Opinion piece: EVs – grid assets in the making

Electric Vehicles (EVs) have become somewhat commonplace in numerous countries. With its own, bona fide racing events such as Formula E and Extreme E, it’s safe to say the green technology has cemented its role in the automotive industry. In South…
Tokyo exhibit hints at an exciting future for Suzuki
Nov 01, 2023 Mobility

Tokyo exhibit hints at an exciting future for Suzuki

The future is bright and filled with many exciting new cars – especially for Suzuki fans. The Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) is sharing its vision of the future and in some cases the very near future, at the Japan Mobility Show. The show is…
Another successful Transport Month event
Nov 01, 2023 Mobility

Another successful Transport Month event

MasterDrive in association with Santam Heavy Haulage and Castrol concluded another successful Transport Month event yesterday. The annual event started seven years ago as a way to bring road safety issues to the forefront of Transport Month from a…
Used vehicle listings soaring over 3-year period
Nov 01, 2023 Mobility

Used vehicle listings soaring over 3-year period

As we commemorate Transport Month, we have to reflect on South African vehicle listings, particularly the used car market, a booming sector in the automotive space. For reference, we’re looking at used vehicle listings over the past three years and…
Become a night-time driving professional in South Africa
Nov 01, 2023 Mobility

Become a night-time driving professional in South Africa

When driving at night-time, prioritising your safety should be your utmost concern. When the sun goes down, there are safety concerns related to crime, but you are also sharing the road with fatigued and potentially intoxicated drivers, making it…
Joining road safety forces
Oct 27, 2023 Mobility

Joining road safety forces

MasterDrive, in partnership with Santam Heavy Haulage and Castrol, is gearing up for their annual Transport Month event. This year marks seven years since the first event and it has grown exponentially and seen its own transformation. October is…
Cleaner mobility relies on collaboration like never before
Oct 27, 2023 Mobility

Cleaner mobility relies on collaboration like never before

In August this year South Africa’s first e-taxi was introduced to industry players and road users. The excitement around this development was palpable, but this is only the start of our journey to transforming the transport sector in accordance with…
Kia EV6 GT named amongst TIME Best Inventions 2023
Oct 26, 2023 Mobility

Kia EV6 GT named amongst TIME Best Inventions 2023

This week, the Kia EV6 GT was recognised amongst the TIME Best Inventions of 2023 within the Transportation category. The annual list, which has been compiled for over two decades, features 200 extraordinary innovations, including new products and…
Are you a good driver? Probably not
Oct 25, 2023 Mobility

Are you a good driver? Probably not

Time for a fundamental shift in attitudes to road safety Just about every licenced, and unlicenced, motorist reading this is a good driver. Perhaps even an excellent driver. How do we know this? Because that is what we habitually tell each other and…
2023 Road Freight Summit celebrates successful début
Oct 25, 2023 Mobility

2023 Road Freight Summit celebrates successful début

The 2023 Road Freight SME Summit held last week at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton enjoyed a highly successful début, with topics delivering to the needs of the audience and the broader trucking sector. Targeting small fleet owners with 5 to 100 trucks…
Factors that impact the resale value of your car
Oct 25, 2023 Mobility

Factors that impact the resale value of your car

Most cars are depreciating assets, this means that the value of your car is likely to decrease the longer you own it and the more you drive it. However, there are ways to prevent its value from decreasing more than absolutely necessary. While…
Reversing like a pro
Oct 23, 2023 Mobility

Reversing like a pro

A video is currently doing the rounds on South Africans’ reversing ability which in the American commentator’s opinion is not necessary. Whether this opinion is true or not and South Africans’ reversing skills are anomaly, it may raise the question…
Chery Collaborates with IUCN
Oct 23, 2023 Mobility

Chery Collaborates with IUCN

On October 17, 2023, Beijing Time, Chery Automobile Co., Ltd. and IUCN concluded the signing of a memorandum of cooperation in Wuhu, China. Ningbo, Secretary of the Wuhu Municipal Committee, and Mr. Yin Tongyue, Chairman of Chery Holdings Group,…
SCRS Consumer Tip: How to help when insurance says
Oct 20, 2023 Mobility

SCRS Consumer Tip: How to help when insurance says "NO"

Sometimes the billpayer doesn’t acknowledge the processes or costs associated with a repair, and either objects or denies certain necessary costs. In this video, Michael and Domenic discuss things that the consumer can do with the help of their…
Mother of three lands top heavy-duty driver award
Oct 19, 2023 Mobility

Mother of three lands top heavy-duty driver award

Hailed as one of the finest Bulk Vehicle Operators (BVO), Cynthia Noneka Thala (40) is the IVECO #ThankYouTrucker top award winner for 2023. Thala, who started her career as a bus driver, was first employed within the Unitrans Total Alrode…
Does your car insurance cover what you think it covers?
Oct 19, 2023 Mobility

Does your car insurance cover what you think it covers?

South African Insurance Association urges policyholders to check what’s in and out The South African Insurance Association (SAIA) is urging holders of motor insurance policies to review policy documents to be certain that the nature and extent of…
Have your brakes checked for free!!!!
Oct 17, 2023 Mobility

Have your brakes checked for free!!!!

October is Transport Month. The Vehicle Testing Association, a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation, will be launching a free brake test campaign in support of all efforts to further advance road safety in our country.…
Relief at the pumps expected in November
Oct 17, 2023 Mobility

Relief at the pumps expected in November

South Africans can breathe a sigh of relief as fuel prices are set to decrease in November, based on unaudited mid-month data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) says the Automobile Association (AA). The current data is indicating that ULP95 is set…
The cost of crime on online deliveries
Oct 13, 2023 Mobility

The cost of crime on online deliveries

Hijackings and theft will take a toll on businesses Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, online retail and home deliveries have become more popular. Unfortunately, this trend has paved the way for another, as crime targeting delivery vans and…
Maximum power with minimal impact on the environment
Oct 13, 2023 Mobility

Maximum power with minimal impact on the environment

SCANIA SOUTHERN AFRICA ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF THE SCANIA V8 770S. Southern Africa urgently needs to break the link between increasing demand for transport and increasing carbon emissions, noise, congestion and road accidents. To support this…
Transport Month like a car without wheels
Oct 12, 2023 Mobility

Transport Month like a car without wheels

The observance of Transport Month in South Africa in October again highlights government’s fractured, piecemeal approach to transport issues in the country, says the Automobile Association (AA). The Association says while Transport Month has been…
5 fluids your car relies on to keep you safe on the road
Oct 11, 2023 Mobility

5 fluids your car relies on to keep you safe on the road

Keeping your vehicle in tip-top shape goes far beyond aesthetics. Any car can look good as new after a wash and polish, but it’s what’s going on under the bonnet that is most important. Much like the human body, there are certain fluids that are…
World Cup road risks
Oct 10, 2023 Mobility

World Cup road risks

As we head toward the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup, fleet managers need to consider the effect this could have on their drivers the day after an important match. Later nights, possibly drinking, and emotional responses to the outcomes of…
Frequent short trips can damage your car
Oct 10, 2023 Mobility

Frequent short trips can damage your car

Frequent short journeys in your car don’t do as much damage as they did in the past, but there are still some parts that could wear down if you don’t give your engine time to ‘open up’ with longer drives. Owners of diesel vehicles should be…
Electric Vehicles set to grow in SA
Oct 06, 2023 Mobility

Electric Vehicles set to grow in SA

As the global community celebrated World EV Day in September, South Africa reflected on the structural challenges standing in the way of better uptake of electric vehicles to help reduce carbon emissions. Although the South African EV industry is…
Five reasons to prioritise safety for freight transport
Oct 05, 2023 Mobility

Five reasons to prioritise safety for freight transport

Safety is the paramount concern for freight companies operating in South Africa, and recent statistics underscore its critical importance. According to the latest data from the South African Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), the country…
Over 50% of South Africans expect over 500 km of EV range
Oct 04, 2023 Mobility

Over 50% of South Africans expect over 500 km of EV range

In the rapidly evolving landscape of electric vehicles (EVs), staying ahead of the curve is crucial. For the fourth consecutive year, in partnership with Smarter Mobility Africa, AutoTrader has undertaken an extensive EV Buyer's Survey to unearth…
Broad-based strain evident in the logistics sector
Oct 03, 2023 Mobility

Broad-based strain evident in the logistics sector

The Ctrack Transport and Freight Index retreated further during August 2023 to an index level of 118.8, the lowest since February (116.7). This represents a decrease of 1.5% during the month of August, the third consecutive monthly contraction and…
Kids of all ages need to be kept safe in our cars, says MIWA
Oct 02, 2023 Mobility

Kids of all ages need to be kept safe in our cars, says MIWA

There’s a lot of emphasis on buckling babies and toddlers into car seats, “and rightly so,” says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), “but keeping older children safe in our cars is just as important.” MIWA is a…
Car maintenance basics that everyone should know
Oct 02, 2023 Mobility

Car maintenance basics that everyone should know

Keeping your car in good working order is one of the most fool-proof ways of minimising the risk of breakdowns. Do you know the most basic car maintenance hacks for keeping your motor happy? Below are some essential skills for all drivers: Check…
Media Invitation - Mega-T Expo: 5 to 7 October 2023
Oct 02, 2023 Mobility

Media Invitation - Mega-T Expo: 5 to 7 October 2023

Join us at the premier Trucking, Transport and Trailer expo – Mega=T! The details are as follows: Dates: 5 to 7 October Times: 09h00 to 16h00 Venue: Diamantvalleilandgoed, 20kms east of Pretoria On show: The Mega-T expo will once again serve as a…
Driving on storm damaged roads
Oct 02, 2023 Mobility

Driving on storm damaged roads

Weather that swept over the Southern part of the country last weekend left devastation in its wake. Drivers are contending with flooded, flood-damaged and obstructed roads. While repairs are underway this creates challenges as there are only so many…
Fuel hikes coming next week
Sep 29, 2023 Mobility

Fuel hikes coming next week

Diesel prices will increase for the fourth consecutive month when fuel prices for October are officially adjusted next Wednesday. Commenting on unaudited fuel data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF), the Automobile Association (AA) says petrol and…
Make sure your car has a grip on rainy-season roads
Sep 29, 2023 Mobility

Make sure your car has a grip on rainy-season roads

Just the other day motorists were being issued advice and tips on driving in icy road conditions and now it’s time to talk about driving in rain since spring is (hopefully) around the corner. Vishal Premlall, national director of the Tyres,…
Embracing ESG: Paving the Path to Sustainable Dealerships
Sep 21, 2023 Mobility

Embracing ESG: Paving the Path to Sustainable Dealerships

In today's ever-evolving business landscape, the automotive industry faces a pivotal moment of transformation. What was once a mere blip on the radar has now emerged as an undeniable force reshaping how we operate our franchised motor dealerships.…
Hyundai opens world-class safety test centre in America
Sep 20, 2023 Mobility

Hyundai opens world-class safety test centre in America

The Hyundai Motor Company has established a world-class, $51,4 million Safety Test and Investigation Laboratory (STIL) in Michigan in America to help enhance the safety of Hyundai vehicles and achieve the company’ goal of becoming a leader in…
More fuel price pain a certainty in October
Sep 19, 2023 Mobility

More fuel price pain a certainty in October

South Africans should brace for more fuel price pain in October based on unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) says the Automobile Association (AA). The Association says the current data is indicating an increase to petrol of around…
Vehicle insurance is not a luxury, it’s a necessity
Sep 15, 2023 Mobility

Vehicle insurance is not a luxury, it’s a necessity

Motorists who do not have insurance on their vehicles run the risk of having to make significant financial outlays in the event of crashes, not only for themselves but for others involved in these incidents. The Automobile Association (AA) says it…
Renault E-Tech Hybrid vehicles: the best of both worlds
Sep 14, 2023 Mobility

Renault E-Tech Hybrid vehicles: the best of both worlds

Groupe Renault is the pioneer of 100% electric vehicles in Europe, leading technological developments in multiple spheres: from motor design, battery energy efficiency and energy recuperation during braking, to system and vehicle production,…
Fleet Safety Awards’ winners revealed
Sep 11, 2023 Mobility

Fleet Safety Awards’ winners revealed

Fleet Safety Awards in partnership with Santam and Castrol concluded yesterday on a high note. South African fleet managers, companies and drivers were all awarded for their success in promoting road safety. Cash prizes ranging between R5 000 and…
Honey, I shrunk the armoured car!
Sep 11, 2023 Mobility

Honey, I shrunk the armoured car!

Leading South African Luxury Armoured Car builder Armormax have just completed a MINI Countryman in B4 format for one of their customers. The myth that an armoured car needs to be a large, intimidating SUV or sedan has once again been debunked by…
SA ranks in top 10 EMEA markets for Volvo EX30 pre-orders
Sep 08, 2023 Mobility

SA ranks in top 10 EMEA markets for Volvo EX30 pre-orders

Volvo Car South Africa has revealed that early demand for its new fully electric EX30 has been incredibly strong, with the local market ranking in the top ten for pre-orders in the broader Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. The news…
SAMBRA comment on New VIN-Lookup website
Sep 05, 2023 Mobility

SAMBRA comment on New VIN-Lookup website

Amidst growing pressure, today the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) launched a new VIN-Lookup website with Code 3 (rebuilt), Code 3A (spare parts only) and code 4 (scrap- permanently demolished vehicles) to allow motorists and all relevant…
Tips for a road trip with your dog
Sep 04, 2023 Mobility

Tips for a road trip with your dog

With a little research and some planning, it’s possible to take your dog with you on most road trips. If you choose to travel with your dog, you will have to plan your trip around your pet’s needs, with regular stops, and a special focus on their…
Massive fuel hikes on the cards for September
Sep 04, 2023 Mobility

Massive fuel hikes on the cards for September

Embattled consumers should brace for massive fuel hikes when the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) adjusts fuel prices for September. Commenting on unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF), the Automobile Association (AA)…
Gebrüder Weiss takes visionary solar car Down Under
Aug 30, 2023 Mobility

Gebrüder Weiss takes visionary solar car Down Under

The official logistics partner helps ETH Zurich on its way to the World Solar Challenge 2023 in Australia The international logistics company Gebrüder Weiss takes charge of transporting an innovative solar car to Australia for the aCentauri Solar…
Quester: A Decade of Triumphs and Transformations
Aug 30, 2023 Mobility

Quester: A Decade of Triumphs and Transformations

UD Trucks marks a decade of recognizing the accomplishments and development of Quester. Debuted in 2013, Quester continues to bring flexibility in transport application, while enabling ultimate dependability through optimal TCO (total cost of…
Summer’s here! Can your car take the heat?
Aug 28, 2023 Mobility

Summer’s here! Can your car take the heat?

Just like us, vehicles act differently in cold and hot weather. They are not a one-size-fits-all when it comes to temperature, which is why it’s important to check certain components when there is a change of season. While there still seems to be…
Citroën holidays reinvents the van life with style
Aug 28, 2023 Mobility

Citroën holidays reinvents the van life with style

Citroën has chosen to present its Type Holidays van at the Düsseldorf Caravan Show, one of the world's leading leisure vehicle events, set to run this year from 25 August to 3 September 2023. The concept combines the iconic Citroën Type H with the…
Unbeatably manoeuvrable and safe to operate
Aug 22, 2023 Mobility

Unbeatably manoeuvrable and safe to operate

Clark has launched a new high-lift truck with lithium-ion technology. The SWX16 with a load capacity of 1.6 t is suitable for transporting goods over short distances in industry, trade and distribution. Thanks to its extraordinary manoeuvrability,…
Fight the silent killer on our roads: Driver fatigue
Aug 22, 2023 Mobility

Fight the silent killer on our roads: Driver fatigue

Alcohol, speed, and fatigue are three of the major killers on roads around the world. Driver fatigue is often described as the ‘silent killer’ because tiredness creeps up quietly and motorists try to fight it by rolling down the window or playing…
SA’s men can take some driving lessons from women
Aug 21, 2023 Mobility

SA’s men can take some driving lessons from women

How do you know the average South African man is a good driver? Because he’ll tell you. All jokes aside though, if recent global research by an Australian insurer is anything to go by, chances are that men have much to learn from their female…
JAC Motors introduces value-packed T8 Super-Lux
Aug 21, 2023 Mobility

JAC Motors introduces value-packed T8 Super-Lux

JAC Motors South Africa has recently introduced the latest addition to its line-up, the T8 2.0L CTI Super Lux double-cab, in the local market. Sporting a refreshed 2023 facelift, the T8 Super Lux presents an even more rugged aesthetic and bold road…
To see and be seen: are your headlights working?
Aug 21, 2023 Mobility

To see and be seen: are your headlights working?

After one of the coldest and often ‘darkest’ winters in South Africa, drivers are leaving for work in the dark and often returning when it is dark as well. In rain, snow or overcast conditions, lights cannot be neglected, if you do not already…
Telematics help protect SA trucks against expanding risks
Aug 17, 2023 Mobility

Telematics help protect SA trucks against expanding risks

South Africa’s road freight transport sector currently accounts for about 85% of all goods transported in the country, and is growing rapidly each year. To ensure that goods are delivered safely, promptly, and affordably - all without interfering…
Win with SABOA Fleet Safety Awards
Aug 14, 2023 Mobility

Win with SABOA Fleet Safety Awards

There are just a few days left to enter the SABOA Fleet Safety Awards! The Awards were designed specifically for the bus industry and the unique challenges operators and fleet managers face within this sphere. Consequently, these Awards seek to…
Sales of used cars grew 8% in July as average prices drop
Aug 11, 2023 Mobility

Sales of used cars grew 8% in July as average prices drop

Car shoppers paid less on average for a used car in July Continued growth in used passenger car sales and the drop in the average used car price in July bodes well for consumer affordability and the sustainability of the used car market. Used car…
SCRS Consumer Tip: Repair vs. Replace
Aug 11, 2023 Mobility

SCRS Consumer Tip: Repair vs. Replace

You may look at your damaged vehicle and say "I want ALL my parts replaced!" But there can be a lot of factors that go into making the right decision for the safest, least invasive repair process. Some parts can’t be repaired, others may be better…
Truckers - the backbone of logisitics in South Africa
Aug 11, 2023 Mobility

Truckers - the backbone of logisitics in South Africa

Negative publicity abounds around truckers, their impact on our roads, driving habits and so much more. Dig a little deeper and you will find that there is far more to it than what our initial perceptions may lead us to believe. Owing to the fact…
Make mobility safer and easier for women
Aug 10, 2023 Mobility

Make mobility safer and easier for women

The Automobile Association (AA) says that in Women’s Month this year, more focus must be directed towards providing access to transport for women. Access to transport – whether it be public or private transport – is of significance to the rights and…
5 extra ways to save fuel
Aug 04, 2023 Mobility

5 extra ways to save fuel

Motorists face another financial knock this month with the petrol increasing by 37c per litre and diesel rising by 72c per litre. This means the fuel price remains below R25 per litre but is still around R20 a litre at least. Petrol-using motorists…
Become a triumphant bus operator
Aug 03, 2023 Mobility

Become a triumphant bus operator

If you have not yet submitted your entry for the SABOA Fleet Safety Awards, you still have a chance. The first-round entries have been extended to 7 August 2023. The number of entries for the inaugural event are impressive but we know there are even…
Buying used cars online is risky business  
Aug 02, 2023 Mobility

Buying used cars online is risky business  

Everyone at some point in time must upgrade their car and for many the first place they go to look is online. Not only is it quicker but it’s also much easier than having to visit several dealerships in person. The downside, however, is that anyone…
Tips for safe road trips when pregnant
Aug 02, 2023 Mobility

Tips for safe road trips when pregnant

Travelling while you’re pregnant can sometimes be tricky. Long road trips can be uncomfortable, especially when you’re further along in your pregnancy. If you plan to travel, it’s best to do so before 28 weeks. However, as with any mode of travel,…
The South African logistics sector loses momentum in June
Jul 31, 2023 Mobility

The South African logistics sector loses momentum in June

After reaching its highest index level on record at a revised 122.6 in May, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) declined by 0,5% in June 2023 to 122.0. This is the first monthly contraction in six months and signals the loss of…
Hino sa wraps up its local launch for new 700 Series
Jul 31, 2023 Mobility

Hino sa wraps up its local launch for new 700 Series

Hino South Africa has wrapped up the local launch of its new 700-Series trucks, which are important new competitors in the extra-extra heavy segment of the market, that is nowadays responsible for 60% of truck sales in South Africa. The final leg of…
Mercedes-Benz Vans Presents the New Vito and V-Class
Jul 31, 2023 Mobility

Mercedes-Benz Vans Presents the New Vito and V-Class

On the 27th of July, Mercedes-Benz Vans HQ unveiled its new midsize series, including the new Vito and V-Class models. The new midsize combustion-engine vans offer a distinct upgrade in terms of design, equipment, driver-assistance systems and…
Tips on what to look for when buying a used car
Jul 28, 2023 Mobility

Tips on what to look for when buying a used car

In the face of rising living costs, fluctuations in the interest rate and high fuel costs, WesBank recognises the increasing need for consumers to look at purchasing a cost-effective pre-owned vehicle as opposed to a brand-new model. The bank aims…
Bakwena’s Mandela Day celebrations
Jul 27, 2023 Mobility

Bakwena’s Mandela Day celebrations

Mandela Day is an annual global celebration to honour the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela and is a call to action for individuals, communities, and organisations to take time to reflect on Mandela’s values and principles and to make a positive…
Africa Rail 2023 Post Event Report
Jul 27, 2023 Mobility

Africa Rail 2023 Post Event Report

Over the course of two action-packed days, over 3,000 attendees enjoyed inspiring conference sessions, invaluable networking opportunities and a busy exhibition floor filled with the leading and most innovative companies in the industry. It was…
How to make sure your car stays powered up this winter
Jul 26, 2023 Mobility

How to make sure your car stays powered up this winter

The current icy temperatures across South Africa should serve as a wake-up call for car owners to ensure their batteries are not adversely affected by the cold. Unlike cell phone batteries, the health of a car’s battery is not reflected on any…
Can five Toyota Hilux side windows stop a bullet?
Jul 24, 2023 Mobility

Can five Toyota Hilux side windows stop a bullet?

SVI Engineering, leading specialist manufacturer of armoured products, has released the thirteenth and penultimate episode in its innovative Shoot Through series of videos, this time subjecting five Toyota Hilux side windows – one stacked behind the…
How environmentally friendly is your car’s workshop?
Jul 21, 2023 Mobility

How environmentally friendly is your car’s workshop?

As more and more businesses are becoming environmentally responsible, so too are consumer’s expectations when it comes to suppliers employing eco-friendly practices. The automotive sector is no exception and is increasingly coming under inspection…
West Midlands Gigafactory Statement
Jul 20, 2023 Mobility

West Midlands Gigafactory Statement

The West Midlands Gigafactory congratulates Tata and JLR for choosing the UK as their next gigafactory site. As we move to an electrified world, it is clear the UK Government recognises the urgency of supporting the UK’s mobility and energy storage…
Feeling the heat: supply chains and climate change
Jul 20, 2023 Mobility

Feeling the heat: supply chains and climate change

Supply chains and climate change are inextricably linked. Supply chains – including those needed to distribute lifesaving medicines – are being disrupted by extreme, unpredictable weather conditions associated with climate change. Events linked to…
Tata Group UK gigafactory investment - APC statement 
Jul 19, 2023 Mobility

Tata Group UK gigafactory investment - APC statement 

The Advanced Propulsion Centre’s (APC) CEO, Ian Constance, has described today’s confirmation that Tata will invest over £4 billion in a UK gigafactory creating thousands of jobs, as a huge boost to UK electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing. Speaking…
Fleet Safety Awards deadline extended!
Jul 18, 2023 Mobility

Fleet Safety Awards deadline extended!

Entries for the 2023 Fleet Safety Awards have already doubled compared to last year. With only two days left to enter, requests to extend this deadline are flowing in. As a result, the deadline will be extended by one week and will close next week…
SABOA Fleet Safety Awards 2023: Entries are open!
Jul 17, 2023 Mobility

SABOA Fleet Safety Awards 2023: Entries are open!

MasterDrive in partnership with the South African Bus Operators Association (SABOA) is hosting the inaugural SABOA Fleet Safety Awards specifically for the bus industry. Entries for the competition are officially open. If you are a bus operator…
Beware of scamsters on the vehicle auction floor
Jul 17, 2023 Mobility

Beware of scamsters on the vehicle auction floor

There’s often a good deal to be found on the vehicle auction floor, but – there’s always the ‘but’! - you do have to know what you are doing. It is easy to get caught up in the excitement of a live auction and get carried away with how much you…
Transport SMME from Marikana launches road safety campaign
Jul 13, 2023 Mobility

Transport SMME from Marikana launches road safety campaign

SMME transport company Mamoja Trading and Project launched its road safety campaign at its home in Marikana, North West Province, on 5 July. The safety initiative, focusing raising safety awareness, aims to reduce the severity and frequency of truck…
Best truck stop honoured
Jul 12, 2023 Mobility

Best truck stop honoured

When we go to the shop and select items off the shelf, often little thought goes into how those products arrived there. In many instances, from distribution centres the goods are loaded onto trucks that travel considerable distances to deliver these…
New regulation to build more resilient SA transport
Jul 11, 2023 Mobility

New regulation to build more resilient SA transport

More scientifically rooted regulation will help build a resilient South African transportation system, which can navigate events like climate disasters, major accidents and the recent torching of trucks on major highways. This was the message from…
Time to take responsibility for your own safety
Jul 10, 2023 Mobility

Time to take responsibility for your own safety

The assault on the three people by members of the SAPS’ VIP Protection Unit last weekend, again highlights the need for South Africans to protect themselves against any possible threats. The Automobile Association (AA) says citizens simply have no…
Os du Randt and Kubota – a powerful partnership!
Jul 07, 2023 Mobility

Os du Randt and Kubota – a powerful partnership!

If you are a true blooded South African, then we know you know who he is! If you are a loyal springbok supporter, then you will argue that he is one of the finest loose head props the rugby world has ever seen. He has won not one, but two world cup…
CILTSA ESG Conference - 20 July 2023
Jul 06, 2023 Mobility

CILTSA ESG Conference - 20 July 2023

“ESG: Options, solutions and innovations”: This is the theme for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa’s second ESG Conference, taking place on Thursday 20 July 2023 from 08h30 t0 16h00 at the DP World Wanderers Stadium in…
Superior Problem Solving for Logistics and Distribution
Jul 06, 2023 Mobility

Superior Problem Solving for Logistics and Distribution

The identification of common barriers to delivery and logistics excellence continues to be the cornerstone of Loop development. Route optimisation, live customer tracking, route visibility, data analytics and paper-less, electronic PODS…
Ctrack channels its ‘Power to Predict’
Jul 06, 2023 Mobility

Ctrack channels its ‘Power to Predict’

Ctrack, a leading player in the telematics business, is transforming their business with the slogan 'The Power to Predict' at the nucleus of this new strategy as they look to meet their customers' high demands in a changing and challenging…
Four reasons to keep your older car in tip-top shape
Jul 05, 2023 Mobility

Four reasons to keep your older car in tip-top shape

Tough economic conditions mean South African motorists are keeping their cars for longer – but that means it’s more important than ever that you keep your vehicle well maintained and appropriately insured, says local insurer King Price. Automobile…
New vehicle market seemingly healthy
Jul 04, 2023 Mobility

New vehicle market seemingly healthy

Some economists have argued that the economy is in a far healthier state than the broad perception might give it credit for. The country’s ability to have displayed any growth at all during the first-half of the year in the face of some of the worst…
Armormax Defender Roadshow a smashing success
Jul 04, 2023 Mobility

Armormax Defender Roadshow a smashing success

JLR Approved luxury vehicle armourer Armormax set out on a quest early in May this year with their freshly armoured Land Rover Defender D240. The purpose of the roadshow being to educate JLR dealer staff on their product and demonstrate it to them…
Chery celebrates first large fleet deal with Hertz
Jul 03, 2023 Mobility

Chery celebrates first large fleet deal with Hertz

Chery this week celebrated its first large fleet transaction, when it handed 100 Chery Tiggo 4 Pro models to Hertz Rent A Car. The hand-over took place at a small ceremony at the Hertz Rent a Car Head Offices, where Chunqing Chen, Vice President of…
Avoid a slippery slope
Jul 03, 2023 Mobility

Avoid a slippery slope

Parts of South Africa woke up to a white blanket of snow covering streets, cars and other surroundings. While drivers in other parts of the world may put their snow tyres on, the rarity of snow here means most drivers need to take on the ice and…
Reimagining the supply chain for resilience
Jun 29, 2023 Mobility

Reimagining the supply chain for resilience

By Mark Wilson, CEO, SYSPRO EMEA & APAC The world as we knew it has changed – and there’s no going back. For many and complex reasons, supply chain disruptions have become the norm rather than the exception, and the onus is on manufacturers to adapt…
Worn shock absorbers: Know the signs
Jun 29, 2023 Mobility

Worn shock absorbers: Know the signs

Bouncing, vibrations and jolts are not part of a normal driving experience. So, if your car has earned the nickname “shake, rattle and roll”, it may be time to have its shock absorbers checked. Vishal Premlall, national director of the Tyres…
Top 4 things to consider before buying a new car
Jun 28, 2023 Mobility

Top 4 things to consider before buying a new car

Whether you’ve decided to downsize to save money or to buy a bigger car to accommodate your changing lifestyle, it’s easy to be seduced by newer stylish cars and all the added extras. However, it’s important to know what you’re looking for, so you…
Both males and females are bad drivers
Jun 28, 2023 Mobility

Both males and females are bad drivers

Whether the worst drivers are male or female, is an age-old debate that is unlikely to ever abate. The bad news for South Africans is that according to recent research conducted by Compare the Market in Australia, both South African males and…
Don’t fail the car buying experience, do your homework
Jun 28, 2023 Mobility

Don’t fail the car buying experience, do your homework

Thousands of new drivers are added each year to the motoring population in South Africa, many of them eager to experience the independence a driving licence brings. At the same time, the country’s vehicle population continues to grow – in 2022 there…
Your car’s radiator needs extra TLC in winter
Jun 28, 2023 Mobility

Your car’s radiator needs extra TLC in winter

If your car is acting up, something could be wrong and without getting it checked out, a minor problem could become a major one. Some components react to weather, which is why your radiator may need a bit of extra TLC in winter. Vishal Premlall,…
Milestone 45th SAPICS Conference was a huge success
Jun 27, 2023 Mobility

Milestone 45th SAPICS Conference was a huge success

This year’s milestone 45th SAPICS Conference - Africa’s leading education, knowledge sharing and networking event for the supply chain profession - was a huge success, the organisers have announced. Some 750 supply chain practitioners from 32…
Fleet Safety Awards 2023: More categories, more rewards
Jun 26, 2023 Mobility

Fleet Safety Awards 2023: More categories, more rewards

The Fleet Safety Awards are back for a second year with a great deal of anticipation. This is born from the great success of last years’ Awards along with a number of new innovations and introductions this year. One of these is some changes to the…
Electric mobility: BMW dispels myths in video podcast
Jun 22, 2023 Mobility

Electric mobility: BMW dispels myths in video podcast

Electric mobility is making progress all the time, registrations of fully electric vehicles continue to rise unabated and the charging infrastructure is expanding steadily. But misplaced assumptions still abound. In a new ten-part video podcast…
Launch of the SME Road Freight Summit 2023
Jun 15, 2023 Mobility

Launch of the SME Road Freight Summit 2023

Details of an exciting, unique platform, designed to unpack the challenges and solutions to improve the success rate of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the road freight industry will be unveiled at the launch of the SME Road Freight Summit…
Mistakes that shorten your car’s lifespan
Jun 14, 2023 Mobility

Mistakes that shorten your car’s lifespan

Have you ever thought about how you could be shortening your car’s lifespan? Sure, cars need ongoing vehicle maintenance and regular oil changes, but there are other habits you might have that are wearing down your car sooner than necessary. “It’s…
Harsh weather in Western Cape
Jun 14, 2023 Mobility

Harsh weather in Western Cape

A level two and six weather warning was issued in the Western Cape warning of disruptive weather conditions. Heavy downpours, damage to infrastructure, disruption to essential services, possible mudslides and rockfalls, high risk when crossing…
Celebrate Youth Month by being a safe driver
Jun 14, 2023 Mobility

Celebrate Youth Month by being a safe driver

Official data indicates that around 15 million South Africans have driving licences with around one and half million of these drivers being Learner Drivers. As the country celebrates Youth Month, the Automobile Association (AA) calls on parents and…
Carjackings down but don’t relax
Jun 14, 2023 Mobility

Carjackings down but don’t relax

The crime stats for the fourth quarter of 2022/2023 financial year were released recently. It is positive that the number of drivers hijacked saw a decrease from 5 608 to 5 119 – a drop of 489. This is encouraging when compared against the third…
Hino South Africa undergoing management change
Jun 14, 2023 Mobility

Hino South Africa undergoing management change

Leon Theron, Senior Vice President – Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) introduced Anton Falck, the recently appointed Vice President of Hino South Africa, at a Hino media function in Johannesburg on June 13 to mark the return of Hino to the…
Fleet Safety Awards 2023: Up to R100 000 in prizes
Jun 14, 2023 Mobility

Fleet Safety Awards 2023: Up to R100 000 in prizes

With approximately R100 000 in prizes ‘up for grabs’ the 2023 Fleet Safety Awards which were officially launched on 6 June 2023. During the launch, MasterDrive revealed the brand-new entry site which will considerably simplify the process of…
Volvo Trucks launches new safety systems
Jun 14, 2023 Mobility

Volvo Trucks launches new safety systems

Aiming to increase the safety of cyclists and pedestrians, and facilitate the truck drivers’ work, Volvo Trucks is now introducing a range of new safety systems across its range. This comes after Volvo Trucks South Africa raised local awareness of…
DIY vehicle armour? 3mm mild-steel plate vs AK47 round
Jun 12, 2023 Mobility

DIY vehicle armour? 3mm mild-steel plate vs AK47 round

SVI Engineering, leading specialist manufacturer of armoured products, has released the tenth episode in its innovative Shoot Through series of videos, this time emphatically answering the question of whether a mild-steel plate is capable of…
What to do if your car is written off, but not paid off
Jun 12, 2023 Mobility

What to do if your car is written off, but not paid off

If your vehicle is involved in an accident, it can be a very stressful time. The health and safety of the people involved in the accident is, of course, the number one priority. After that, the state of your vehicle and the amount of damage incurred…
Be Safer And Smarter When It Comes To Your Vehicle
Jun 09, 2023 Mobility

Be Safer And Smarter When It Comes To Your Vehicle

With The Launch Of Car Basics, In Partnership With Tiger Wheel & Tyre Understanding how to look after your vehicle has just become a lot easier with the launch of an exciting course through a new initiative called Car Basics. Launched by Paige…
Fleet Safety Awards - Entries are now open
Jun 09, 2023 Mobility

Fleet Safety Awards - Entries are now open

The 2023 Fleet Safety Awards launched successfully revealing a number of exciting new innovations and developments. It was a proud moment to showcase the developments introduced to the Awards to improve the user experience and take a great leap…
BAC unveils major expansion plans in North America
Jun 09, 2023 Mobility

BAC unveils major expansion plans in North America

Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) continues its ambitious global expansion roadmap having officially unveiled its next-phase growth plans in North America. Having recently inaugurated three new facilities in Asia, BAC has unveiled expansion plans for…
Fleet Safety Awards 2023 launches
Jun 07, 2023 Mobility

Fleet Safety Awards 2023 launches

The 2023 Fleet Safety Awards launched on June 6, revealing a number of exciting new innovations and developments. Additionally, as from 6 June, candidates can submit their entry for the first round. The Awards are off to an exciting start already.…
Seven reasons why car servicing is important
Jun 06, 2023 Mobility

Seven reasons why car servicing is important

Regardless of the type of vehicle you drive, or its age, servicing your car regularly is important for the health of the car as well as for driver and passenger safety. However, when your car is running just fine without any problems, a car service…
Things your car’s paintwork hates and why
Jun 06, 2023 Mobility

Things your car’s paintwork hates and why

It is not only vintage car enthusiasts who spend hours buffing and polishing their “babies” on a weekend. Most people love their cars. Afterall, it is one of the biggest investments you will make in your life after a home, so keeping it in tip-top…
No, not tired. Actually, you are…
Jun 01, 2023 Mobility

No, not tired. Actually, you are…

Driving while fatigued is difficult to measure as a cause of accidents. According to the National Safety Council in the USA, drowsy driving accounts for approximately 100 000 crashes, 71 000 injuries, and 1 550 fatalities. The first step in making a…
You don’t want to skimp on brakes
Jun 01, 2023 Mobility

You don’t want to skimp on brakes

When it comes to safety of your vehicle, brakes are probably one of the most crucial parts of your vehicle to take care of. You never want to be in situation where you need to brake suddenly and your brakes do not perform, impacting not only your…
Buy a car that’s easy on the pocket and suits your style
May 30, 2023 Mobility

Buy a car that’s easy on the pocket and suits your style

Buying a car – whether it’s your first set of wheels, a brand-new dream car off the dealer’s floor or your uncle’s hand-me-down – is probably the single biggest purchase you will make as a recent graduate or young professional entering the…
New Energy Vehicles on the cards for OMODA and JAECOO
May 30, 2023 Mobility

New Energy Vehicles on the cards for OMODA and JAECOO

OMODO and JAECOO, the two new brands of the Chery Group, have received unrivalled attention since their launch at the Shanghai Auto Show in April. Since then, the O&J Brands’ social posts about these two new models have been viewed more than 4.8…
MATHE Group Invests in Sustainability
May 29, 2023 Mobility

MATHE Group Invests in Sustainability

As one of South Africa’s only remaining tyre recycling operations, Mathe Group is not only dedicated to reducing the burgeoning number of waste tyres piling up, but also to developing innovative products that can contribute to the growth of the…
Increased budget pressure from increased rates
May 26, 2023 Mobility

Increased budget pressure from increased rates

South African interest rates will increase for the third time this year, placing indebted consumers under more pressure while the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) attempts to rein in inflation. The SARB’s Monetary Policy Committee announced a 50…
The Road Toward Consumer Acceptance of Autonomous Vehicles
May 26, 2023 Mobility

The Road Toward Consumer Acceptance of Autonomous Vehicles

The news coverage around autonomous vehicles has only increased with time; what initially began with excitement around a futuristic world with autonomous vehicles slowly adopted a more pragmatic tone as timelines began slipping. Overall, consumers…
Motoring groups welcome new UK EV plant
May 25, 2023 Mobility

Motoring groups welcome new UK EV plant

Motoring industry groups have welcomed the news that Jaguar Land Rover are building a multi-billion pound car battery plant in Somerset. Tim Alcock from LeaseElectricCar.co.uk thinks that not only will it generate up to 9,000 jobs but it is a much…
Electricity cheaper than diesel for heavy goods vehicles
May 25, 2023 Mobility

Electricity cheaper than diesel for heavy goods vehicles

In the past, it was considered unprofitable to electrify heavy goods vehicles that transport cargo over long distances. But now researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have shown that it can be cheaper to run heavy goods vehicles…
Breakdown of petrol costs in SA 2023
May 24, 2023 Mobility

Breakdown of petrol costs in SA 2023

Petrol users across South Africa are paying around R1.50 a litre more for fuel in May 2023 than at the same time last year. The increases to 93ULP inland and 95ULP at the coast represent increases of around 7% to petrol over a year period. The…
Strengthening market presence
May 23, 2023 Mobility

Strengthening market presence

Holger Schmitz has been the new Business Development Manager at Clark Europe in Duisburg since April 2023. His new area of responsibility includes expanding the dealer network in Europe as well as supporting the Clark Regional Managers. Holger…
EV groups welcome Tesla Model 2
May 23, 2023 Mobility

EV groups welcome Tesla Model 2

Electric vehicle groups have welcomed the latest news of a new Tesla hatchback to the market as the latest teaser image is revealed. Experts from LeaseElectricCar.co.uk said Tesla’s rival to the VW ID.3 and MG4 could convince thousands of motorists…
UN Global Week of Road Safety (for the youth)
May 19, 2023 Mobility

UN Global Week of Road Safety (for the youth)

Each year in May, the United Nations (UN) dedicates a week to recognising and raising awareness for road safety. This year, the UN’s Global Week of Road Safety will take place from 15 to 21 May 2023. The theme of this year’s initiative is…
2023 Sasol Solar Challenge | Are you in?
May 19, 2023 Mobility

2023 Sasol Solar Challenge | Are you in?

In the NEWS Route We are thrilled about the new and exhilarating route for the upcoming Sasol Solar Challenge! This year, we have designed a course that will take participants on an awe-inspiring journey through the diverse landscapes and…
#RethinkMobility
May 19, 2023 Mobility

#RethinkMobility

The 7th edition of the UN Global Road Safety Week is taking place from 15 to 21 May. Each year has a theme and this year's theme of rethinking mobility focuses on sustainable transport. This includes making a shift toward walking, cycling and using…
Good fuel news for consumers likely in June
May 17, 2023 Mobility

Good fuel news for consumers likely in June

Despite recent Rand weakness, the fuel outlook for June remains positive with significant reductions in all fuels likely in June. Commenting on unaudited mid-month data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF), the Automobile Association (AA) says lower…
Eight common mistakes that will damage your vehicle
May 17, 2023 Mobility

Eight common mistakes that will damage your vehicle

Millions of British motorists have been warned that their everyday driving habits could cost them thousands in vehicle repairs. With two-thirds of Brits cutting back on their vehicle usage to cut costs amidst the cost-of-living crisis, ​​motoring…
AutoTrader Price Ratings Ad Campaign is now LIVE
May 17, 2023 Mobility

AutoTrader Price Ratings Ad Campaign is now LIVE

For the first time in South Africa, car shoppers can quickly and easily see how cars are priced in relation to similar cars in the market. We’ve taken the pain out of car shopping. Check out our launch ad below!
Time to talk (mobility) solutions
May 17, 2023 Mobility

Time to talk (mobility) solutions

Farming in 21st Century South Africa is a high-stakes game, with technology playing an increasingly important role. In parallel, service providers must adopt a solutions-driven mindset. By Willouw Goosen, Key Account Manager, Bridgestone Southern…
Startled off the road
May 16, 2023 Mobility

Startled off the road

In April, the UK government tested a 10-second siren that would sound through the phones of citizens. Concerns were raised about the sageness of testing this siren for drivers. Particular concern was raised about sounding it on a Sunday when less…
Webfleet: Global Road Safety Week
May 15, 2023 Mobility

Webfleet: Global Road Safety Week

Road crashes have cost the country an average of R164-billion over the past five years, and account for a significant portion of unnatural deaths. According to Transport Minister Lydia Chikunga, there was a 28% increase in road fatalities over the…
GWM to attend NAMPO Harvest Day 2023
May 15, 2023 Mobility

GWM to attend NAMPO Harvest Day 2023

GWM will be participating in the upcoming NAMPO harvest day. “We will be revealing two new brands, TANK and ORA, and showcasing our commitment to sustainable driving” Conrad Groenewald, Chief Operations Officer of HAVAL Motors South Africa. As a…
O-UNIVERSE grows as OMODA adds dedicated support team
May 15, 2023 Mobility

O-UNIVERSE grows as OMODA adds dedicated support team

OMODA has added two new divisions to its fast-growing South African team. Called O-SUPPORT and O-MAINTENANCE, the new divisions have been added to the OMODA office less than one month after the successful launch of its first vehicle, the OMODA C5.…
Winter driving challenges
May 15, 2023 Mobility

Winter driving challenges

As we start to experience the cooler temperatures that come with winter, this can create challenges for drivers - like frost on the roads in the mornings, more mist and driving with sunlight in your eyes. There are ways to combat these challenges by…
Statement from The Road Freight Association
May 15, 2023 Mobility

Statement from The Road Freight Association

Comment on an AARTO story “Strict new driving rules for South Africa on shaky ground” published in BusinessTech on 08 May 2023 (https://businesstech.co.za/news/government/686001/strict-new-driving-rules-for-south-africa-on-shaky-ground/) The future…
Extra power for intensive applications
May 09, 2023 Mobility

Extra power for intensive applications

Clark has given the PPFXS20 electric low-lift truck with integrated operator platform a face-lift. In the process, the Materials handling vehicles specialist has not only improved the ergonomics and user-friendliness of the truck, but also the…
Volvo Trucks Names Top Dealers in SA
May 09, 2023 Mobility

Volvo Trucks Names Top Dealers in SA

Volvo Trucks announced its top dealers in the country. Volvo Trucks and Buses Johannesburg was named the Mega Dealer of the Year, while Magnis Trucks Pretoria East walked away with top honours in the Medium Dealer category. Volvo Trucks and Buses…
Get ready for the fully electric Volvo EX30 small SUV
May 09, 2023 Mobility

Get ready for the fully electric Volvo EX30 small SUV

We have big news: something small is coming. On 7 June at 13:30 CEST, the new, fully electric Volvo EX30 SUV will make its global debut. On the same date, it will also become available to order or pre-order in selected markets. So keep your eyes…
How to parallel park like a pro
May 09, 2023 Mobility

How to parallel park like a pro

Parallel parking is probably one of the most dreaded types of parking, and it’s often made worse when there are cars behind you, or when there are bystanders watching to see how many turns it will take before you can get into a parking bay safely…
Fisker delivers first all-electric Fisker Ocean SUV
May 08, 2023 Mobility

Fisker delivers first all-electric Fisker Ocean SUV

Fisker Inc. (NYSE: FSR) ("Fisker"), driven by a mission to create the world's most emotional and sustainable electric vehicles, announces that the first customer has taken delivery of the brand-new Fisker Ocean all-electric SUV. The owner received…
Global innovation platform Plug and Play chooses Gothenburg
May 04, 2023 Mobility

Global innovation platform Plug and Play chooses Gothenburg

American tech scouting firm Plug and Play Tech Center has teamed up with Volvo Cars and opened a new innovation platform in Gothenburg. The chosen location is The Yard, a new arena for tech companies, situated in the heart of Gothenburg’s mobility…
Putting an end to unfettered fuel theft
May 04, 2023 Mobility

Putting an end to unfettered fuel theft

Since it came to market in late 2020, Refuel has focused on minimising and ultimately eradicating fuel theft. This journey has seen Refuel expand from a business initially focused on conveniently refuelling vehicles and fleets via mobile fuel trucks…
FUCHS to showcase AGRIFARM lubricant range at NAMPO 2023
May 04, 2023 Mobility

FUCHS to showcase AGRIFARM lubricant range at NAMPO 2023

The AGRIFARM lubricant range for agricultural machines, which must deliver top performance daily, will be showcased by FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA at Grain SA’s NAMPO Harvest Day 2023. The company is a proud first-time exhibitor at the leading…
Daydreaming danger
May 03, 2023 Mobility

Daydreaming danger

Could South Africa be facing a new and unique form of driving while distracted? We are so accustomed to traffic lights not working that some drivers are automatically treating intersections like four-way stops when the light is actually green, or…
Safety is no accident
May 03, 2023 Mobility

Safety is no accident

With the majority of accidents in the material handling industry attributable to collisions between forklifts and pedestrians, more needs to be done to reduce injuries and potential fatalities. Occupational health and safety in the material handling…
Electric car revolution losing power
May 02, 2023 Mobility

Electric car revolution losing power

Drivers don’t want petrol or diesel cars banned and believe the government’s 2030 target to be far too soon, according to a new survey of over 1000 UK motorists. The poll by car insurance comparison experts at Quotezone.co.uk found that 8 out of 10…
Choosing an alternative fuel – part one
Apr 26, 2023 Mobility

Choosing an alternative fuel – part one

The move toward electric vehicles (EV) is well underway internationally. In South Africa major inroads were made in 2022 and forward-thinking fleets are already investigating how to make the transition. The majority of the focus, however, is on EVs…
An Easter road tragedy
Apr 25, 2023 Mobility

An Easter road tragedy

The road fatalities for the four-day Easter period were released and it is one of the largest increases that the country has seen. According to the Minister of Transport, Sindisiwe Chikunga, there were 185 fatal crashes that resulted in 225 deaths…
Maserati goes electric at the 2023 Shanghai Auto Show
Apr 25, 2023 Mobility

Maserati goes electric at the 2023 Shanghai Auto Show

The Trident introduces its first full-electric SUV Grecale Folgore to the world and presents its new iconic GranTurismo to the Asian market The 2023 Shanghai Auto Show is opening its doors for an electrifying new edition and Maserati is thrilled to…
Tips to safely share the road with motorcyclists
Apr 24, 2023 Mobility

Tips to safely share the road with motorcyclists

King Price Xtreme rider Clint Seller has been riding on 2 wheels since he was 3 years old. Of course, today his superbike is vastly more powerful (and dangerous) than the scooter of way back when. This makes Seller acutely aware of the risks…
Chery reveals next-gen PHEV technology
Apr 21, 2023 Mobility

Chery reveals next-gen PHEV technology

Dealers and media visit Chery Mega Factory Chery used the 20th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition to reveal its third-generation plug-in hybrid electric vehicle platform (PHEV). The new PHEV platform is being showcased less than…
TGB quad bike range expanded with 1,000cc model
Apr 21, 2023 Mobility

TGB quad bike range expanded with 1,000cc model

Export Trading Group Logistics (ETGL), distributors of the TGB range of quad bikes in Southern Africa, has expand their model range and a 1,000cc model is now also available to the buying public. The feature-packed Taiwan Golden Bee (TGB) Blade…
Absa Signs Vehicle Finance Alliance Agreement with BAIC SA
Apr 21, 2023 Mobility

Absa Signs Vehicle Finance Alliance Agreement with BAIC SA

Absa has entered into a vehicle finance alliance agreement with BAIC SA, the local subsidiary of the Beijing Automotive Group Co., as the vehicle manufacturing firm expands its operations in the region. BAIC SA launched in South Africa in 2016 and…
Supply chain optimisation offers big benefits for retailers
Apr 20, 2023 Mobility

Supply chain optimisation offers big benefits for retailers

The prevailing business environment is more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) than ever before, and today’s consumers are more demanding and unpredictable. To keep customers satisfied and to ensure that the right goods are available…
Easter road fatalities see massive increase
Apr 19, 2023 Mobility

Easter road fatalities see massive increase

While South Africa celebrated a decrease of 13.9%, without lockdown restrictions, after the 2022/2023 festive season, following the four-day Easter weekend we should be lamenting the stats. There was a nearly 40% increase in road fatalities with 185…
Mercedes-Benz Vans Announces the New Sprinter Inkanyezi
Apr 18, 2023 Mobility

Mercedes-Benz Vans Announces the New Sprinter Inkanyezi

Mercedes-Benz Vans is proud to announce that the new Sprinter Inkanyezi will be hitting the road at the end of April 2023. Since its release in 2021, the Sprinter Inkanyezi has become known as a remarkably durable, safe and dependable commuter…
Distracted driving: Can your insurance claim be denied?
Apr 18, 2023 Mobility

Distracted driving: Can your insurance claim be denied?

We all know we’re not supposed to use our phones while driving. But it’s not just checking messages that’s the problem. Talking on the phone, applying makeup, eating and drinking, adjusting the radio, or using the navigation system while the car is…
What to do when your car overheats
Apr 18, 2023 Mobility

What to do when your car overheats

A car’s engine can overheat for several reasons, but it’s usually due to a problem with the car’s cooling system. Don’t ignore an overheating engine because doing so could result in permanent damage. There are three important signs that your engine…
Hybrid Cars gaining popularity in SA
Apr 18, 2023 Mobility

Hybrid Cars gaining popularity in SA

The conversation about electric vehicles (EVs) and their potential to replace internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles has been ongoing for years. While there has been significant progress in the EV industry, there are still some obstacles to…
Better Infrastructure and the Fate of Fleets
Apr 18, 2023 Mobility

Better Infrastructure and the Fate of Fleets

Government’s most recent pledges to begin the procurement of services in extensive new build and upgrade of road infrastructure offers a glimmer of hope to businesses in the transport and construction industries. Justin Manson of Webfleet,…
The seven types of electric vehicle driver
Apr 17, 2023 Mobility

The seven types of electric vehicle driver

Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly common sights on UK roads and now experts have identified seven types of EV drivers. Virtue Vultures, Night Owls and Range Worriers are just some of the types of EV driver we’re most likely to encounter,…
Suzuki introduces the Eeco to support Mzansi businesses
Apr 17, 2023 Mobility

Suzuki introduces the Eeco to support Mzansi businesses

Suzuki is celebrating the South African spirit of hard work and hustle with the introduction of the all-new Suzuki Eeco. Designed for the efficient and safe transport of goods, the Eeco is already a market leader in countries such as India, where it…
WEVC makes electric van drivers the centre of attention
Apr 17, 2023 Mobility

WEVC makes electric van drivers the centre of attention

Watt Electric Vehicle Company (WEVC) has revealed the first glimpse inside its electric eCV1 prototype electric commercial vehicle, showcasing its unique central driving position. Making its public debut at the Commercial Vehicle show at the…
To refinance, or not to refinance your vehicle…
Apr 14, 2023 Mobility

To refinance, or not to refinance your vehicle…

This is an option that many car owners grapple with – is it better to refinance their current vehicle, or not? In an effort to de-mystify what this means, and who should consider it as a viable option, it is important to understand what the term…
Remember DWD this April
Apr 13, 2023 Mobility

Remember DWD this April

Internationally, April is the month of Distracted Driving Awareness. As it is also the month of numerous public holidays in South Africa, MasterDrive is encouraging all drivers to avoid driving while distracted (DWD) if they are travelling during…
The BMW XM Label Red
Apr 12, 2023 Mobility

The BMW XM Label Red

More powerful, more exclusive, more extravagant: Just a few months after production of the new BMW XM got underway (petrol consumption combined: 1.7 – 1.6 l/100 km; electric power consumption combined: 34.5 – 33.0 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined:…
Four reasons why your car battery is getting drained
Apr 11, 2023 Mobility

Four reasons why your car battery is getting drained

Your car battery has two main functions. One is to supply the current via spark plugs so your car can start. The second function is to supply current to all the electrical systems of your car. If your battery can’t hold the charge properly, it won’t…
Plan your journey this Easter holiday season
Apr 04, 2023 Mobility

Plan your journey this Easter holiday season

Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Pty) Ltd (Bakwena) encourages road users to plan their journey in advance this Easter holiday period as busy conditions are expected along the Bakwena N1N4 route. Bakwena can confirm that rehab works on the…
It’s up to you to make our roads safe this Easter
Apr 04, 2023 Mobility

It’s up to you to make our roads safe this Easter

The approaching Easter long-weekend will see a surge in traffic volumes on major routes in the country, and the Automobile Association (AA) urges motorists to be especially vigilant on the roads for their own, and other road users’ safety. The long…
CILTSA Warehouse Automation Conference
Mar 31, 2023 Mobility

CILTSA Warehouse Automation Conference

Register to join us at the venue To attend the virtual event, click here Sponsorship proposal: CILTSA Warehouse Automation Please find information for CILTSA’s upcoming hybrid event on Warehouse Automation here. We are collaborating with the…
The most dangerous roads in the world 
Mar 30, 2023 Mobility

The most dangerous roads in the world 

Drivers should avoid these deadly routes at all costs Drivers across the world are being warned about the most dangerous roads on the planet and have been urged to avoid them. Car rental comparison website at StressFreeCarRental.com have researched…
Evtec Automotive invests 25 years making each component
Mar 30, 2023 Mobility

Evtec Automotive invests 25 years making each component

Electric vehicle parts supply specialist Evtec Automotive lays out a typical 25-year vehicle lifecycle component requirements Supporting UK’s expanding EV industry with key components Company committed to employing people with varying disabilities,…
Protect yourself on the roads this Easter
Mar 30, 2023 Mobility

Protect yourself on the roads this Easter

With the Easter weekend just around the corner, motorists are reminded to keep safety top of mind. Every year the number of accidents and fatalities on our roads over Easter is alarming. Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop…
UK’s most congested cities revealed
Mar 30, 2023 Mobility

UK’s most congested cities revealed

The most congested cities in the UK have been revealed with some drivers spending almost 40 minutes to travel just six miles. Car rental experts at StressFreeCarRental.com have crunched the numbers to find the drivers who are spending the most time…
EV Risks and Opportunities for the SA Auto Industry
Mar 29, 2023 Mobility

EV Risks and Opportunities for the SA Auto Industry

As the CEO of AutoTrader South Africa, I have been closely monitoring the global transition to electric vehicles (EV) and its potential impact on South Africa's automotive industry. While the shift to EVs poses some challenges for South Africa, it…
Strong partnership in the field of Production Logistics 
Mar 29, 2023 Mobility

Strong partnership in the field of Production Logistics 

Cooperation between cts and Magazino cts GmbH, the automation specialist from Burgkirchen in Upper Bavaria, has entered into a long-term and strategic partnership with the robotics company Magazino GmbH from Munich. Magazino complements the cts…
Electric roads pave the way for smaller car batteries
Mar 29, 2023 Mobility

Electric roads pave the way for smaller car batteries

If an electric car charges while driving, the size of the battery can be reduced by up to 70 per cent, and the load on the power grid can be spread out over the day. Charging on the move suits most people, but not everyone. This is shown by a new…
A healthy car is not a fuel guzzler
Mar 28, 2023 Mobility

A healthy car is not a fuel guzzler

Keeping yourself healthy can contribute to getting the best performance out of your body and an overall feeling of wellbeing. So, why not do the same for your car? Vishal Premlall, national director of the Tyres Equipment Parts Association (TEPA), a…
SAPICS Conference | 11 - 14 June 2023 | Cape Town, South Africa
Mar 27, 2023 Mobility

Engage all your senses

Engage all your senses with powerful keynotes, an expansive landscape of sessions, a vibrant exhibition, and organic peer networking with supply chain leaders sharing in-the-moment insights. SAPICS Conference | 11 - 14 June 2023 | Cape Town, South…
Aim for reduced fatalities
Mar 27, 2023 Mobility

Aim for reduced fatalities

The December holiday season ended on a positive note for road fatality rates with a 13.9% decrease compared to the previous year. This is in addition to the fact that it was the first festive season without lockdown restrictions since 2019. It was…
Use your head, wear a helmet when cycling
Mar 27, 2023 Mobility

Use your head, wear a helmet when cycling

Using the right equipment is essential to ensuring safety while cycling, and the Automobile Association (AA) again urges cyclists to wear appropriate gear when out of the road. The Association says too many riders are still riding without proper…
Contactless…car theft
Mar 23, 2023 Mobility

Contactless…car theft

Recently, a Carte Blanche clip on vehicles with keyless entry and push start showed a trend that has already gained traction in other countries, is now in South African. This is the theft of keyless entry vehicles by extending the range of the…
Sebenza: Making the Taxi Commute Worth the Trip
Mar 22, 2023 Mobility

Sebenza: Making the Taxi Commute Worth the Trip

As South Africa waits for the national roll-out of free data and internet for all, a new in-taxi digital platform is bridging the technology divide and giving free Wi-Fi and content solutions for those who need it the most: commuters… Sebenza pride…
Ndu Chala, SATMC Managing Executive
Mar 16, 2023 Mobility

SATMC looks forward to speedy tyre dumping determination

Provisional payments lapsed on 8 March 2023 Final investigation by ITAC is continuing SATMC expects final determination in the next 30 to 60 days The South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC), representing the four tyre manufacturers with…
Some good, some bad news for fuel in April
Mar 16, 2023 Mobility

Some good, some bad news for fuel in April

Unaudited fuel data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) is pointing to possible increases of around 25cents/litre to petrol prices in April. Commenting on the data, the Automobile Association (AA) says the good news, however, is that the data is…
The new all-electric Lexus RZ 450e
Mar 15, 2023 Mobility

The new all-electric Lexus RZ 450e

All-new battery electric SUV constructed on a dedicated BEV platform Lexus-first e-Axles with DIRECT4 all-wheel drive torque control Next Chapter design realises the opportunities of a BEV, including a new Lexus spindle body The RZ 450e is Lexus’…
Western Cape disaster management members with Porsche firefighter brigade trainers and technicians of the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team
Mar 14, 2023 Mobility

RMI is part of Porsche Ride in the Western Cape

The transition to a green economy in South Africa is gaining more momentum with a commitment recently from President Cyril Ramaphosa in the 2023 State of the Nation Address to a R1,5 trillion investment over the next five years through the Just…
Can rollovers be prevented?
Mar 14, 2023 Mobility

Can rollovers be prevented?

A truck rollover can have major consequences: loss of life, injuries, loss or damages to the goods being transported, loss of the truck itself, damages to infrastructure and potential claims and lawsuits as a result of death and injuries. The loss…
Gear up for South Africa’s Electric Vehicle Revolution
Mar 14, 2023 Mobility

Gear up for South Africa’s Electric Vehicle Revolution

The International Youth Foundation’s engineering offshoot, High Gear, has been connecting electrical and mechanical engineering Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college students to the automotive industry for over two years…
uYilo e-Mobility Programme reaches 10-year milestone
Mar 14, 2023 Mobility

uYilo e-Mobility Programme reaches 10-year milestone

uYilo e-Mobility Programme celebrates a decade of enabling and facilitating the ecosystem for electric mobility in South Africa. The programme was established in March 2013 as an initiative of the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity of the…
Most congested cities in the world revealed
Mar 13, 2023 Mobility

Most congested cities in the world revealed

The most congested cities in the world have been revealed with some drivers spending almost half an hour to travel just 10 kilometres. Car rental experts at StressFreeCarRental.com have crunched the numbers to find the drivers who are spending the…
Are EVs more efficient?
Mar 09, 2023 Mobility

Are EVs more efficient?

The move toward electric vehicles (EV) gained momentum in the northern hemisphere because of environmental concerns, cost-effectiveness and developments in the technology. While these play a role in South Africa as well, the price of fuel is one of…
Shattering windscreen neglect
Mar 03, 2023 Mobility

Shattering windscreen neglect

It is one of the features that protects drivers the most in the car. It is a standard part of every car and if you did not have it you would be acutely aware of it: this is the invaluable windscreen. Yet, drivers will often neglect to fix cracks and…
Car safety: Keep children safe in the summer heat
Mar 03, 2023 Mobility

Car safety: Keep children safe in the summer heat

Children should never be left in an unattended vehicle, especially during hot summer months. Cars heat up quickly and a child’s body temperature rises three to five times faster than an adult’s does. The current high rate of vehicle crime adds…
EV groups welcome baby Tesla
Mar 02, 2023 Mobility

EV groups welcome baby Tesla

Electric vehicle groups have welcomed the news of a new entry level Tesla hatchback to the market. Experts from LeaseElectricCar.co.uk said Tesla’s smallest and most affordable car so far could convince thousands of motorists to join the electric…
Volvo leads the booming market for electric trucks
Mar 02, 2023 Mobility

Volvo leads the booming market for electric trucks

In 2022, the number of heavy electric trucks on the roads in Europe and the United States grew faster than ever before. Volvo Trucks have now sold more than 4 300 electric trucks globally in more than 38 countries since 2019, when production of…
Massive increase in hybrid sales in South Africa
Mar 01, 2023 Mobility

Massive increase in hybrid sales in South Africa

Interest in hybrids is at an all-time high in this country – although South Africans still have a lot to learn about the technology. These are among the fascinating facts to emerge from the 2022 AutoTrader Hybrid Car Buyers Survey. The first-ever…
Fendt celebrates building 20 000 tractors in 2022
Mar 01, 2023 Mobility

Fendt celebrates building 20 000 tractors in 2022

Tractor manufacturer scales its production for 2023 Tractor manufacturer Fendt, distributed locally by AGCO Africa, celebrated building 20 000 Fendt machines in 2022. The 20 000th happened to be a 724 Vario model in December last year. This is a…
Justin Manson of Webfleet, Bridgestone’s Mobility company
Feb 28, 2023 Mobility

Transporters support insurance policies with telematics

The South African road transport and logistics sector is grappling with high levels of uninsured vehicles. Owners of goods and other road users face significant liability and risk to life from non-compliant operators. One of the most effective ways…
You might think you don’t need insurance… until you do
Feb 28, 2023 Mobility

You might think you don’t need insurance… until you do

Insurance is one of those things you might think you don’t need, until the day comes when you do need it. When you consider the state of the roads across South Africa together with the high incidence of car theft and hijackings, as well as the…
Big petrol price increases expected in March
Feb 27, 2023 Mobility

Big petrol price increases expected in March

Current unaudited fuel data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) is showing significant increases to petrol prices are likely in March. Commenting on the data, the Automobile Association (AA) says the numbers are also pointing to increases i