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Automotive Business Review February / March / April 2021

 

  • UD Trucks Announce Dealers of the Year
    May 13, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    UD Trucks Announce Dealers of the Year

    UD Trucks Southern Africa announced its top dealers of 2020. Motruck Swaziland was named Emerging Markets Dealer of the Year, while UD Trucks Lichtenburg took top honours as Medium Dealer of the Year. McCarthy Commercial Alrode won the award… more
  • Why a wave of technology giants will come from Africa
    May 13, 2021 Buzz

    Why a wave of technology giants will come from Africa

    Ian Lessem, Managing Partner at HAVAÍC, investors in early-stage, high-growth technology businesses, notes a significant increase in investment demand for African technology startups. He says startups on the continent are at a distinct… more
  • The real cost of car theft
    May 13, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The real cost of car theft

    It pays to mitigate your risk While insurance is an essential aspect of recovering financially from vehicle theft, there are still unexpected costs you may not have planned for, and some which you cannot attach a monetary value to. “The best… more
  • Bolstered dealer representation for Gauteng
    May 13, 2021 Buzz

    Bolstered dealer representation for Gauteng

    As part of its on-going drive for customer satisfaction, Stellantis South Africa has bolstered its dealer representation in Gauteng. Customers in Gauteng have access to 13 dealerships in the area, providing a convenient sales and aftersales… more
  • Financing Growth in the Automotive Industry: DAC Annual General Meeting
    May 13, 2021 Buzz

    Financing Growth in the Automotive Industry: DAC Annual General Meeting

    The automotive industry is attractive for investment and financing – particularly when linked to growth drivers and commodities with a long-term positive growth trajectory. Join us for a strategic panel discussion with leading experts: In this… more
  • Abbey Road Studios and Bowers & Wilkins extend partnership to transform in-car audio entertainment
    May 13, 2021 Buzz

    Abbey Road Studios and Bowers & Wilkins extend partnership to transform in-car audio…

    Abbey Road Studios and Bowers & Wilkins today announce a new phase of their partnership, which will see the two iconic audio brands come together to explore and enhance the in-car audio experience. Over the last five years Abbey Road Studios… more
  • Toyota Gazoo Racing launches new virtual global series
    May 13, 2021 Motorsport

    Toyota Gazoo Racing launches new virtual global series

    Toyota Gazoo Racing has launched a new virtual global series in which the Gazoo Racing (GR) lineup, including GR road vehicles and dedicated racing cars, will participate in competitive racing throughout a season. Known as the Toyota Gazoo… more
  • Renault Scenic: invention and re-invention
    May 13, 2021 Motoring

    Renault Scenic: Invention and Re-invention

    Designed from the Inside Out (episode 1) In the 90s, Renault is the manufacturer of ‘cars for living’. As the inventor of the first MPV in 1984 with the Espace, it does it again in 1996 by designing the first compact MPV on the market. A… more
  • Future of Manufacturing Executive Short Course
    May 13, 2021 Buzz

    Future of Manufacturing Executive Short Course

    Disruptive technologies have arrived and are changing the way we produce our goods. It's no wonder that manufacturing executives consistently rank digitisation, automation and new manufacturing processes among their priorities when developing… more
  • MasterDrive Monthly bulletin
    May 13, 2021 Buzz

    MasterDrive Monthly bulletin

    ABS of braking Braking is the most important safety feature in any vehicle. Yet, if drivers are asked what safety feature in their vehicle is most important, it is likely not many would appreciate the full importance of braking. Click here to… more
  • Virtual reality to support the launch of the new Volkswagen Tiguan
    May 13, 2021 Motoring

    Virtual reality to support the launch of the new Volkswagen Tiguan

    The new Tiguan, which is part of Volkswagen’s T SUV range, will go on sale from 1 July 2021 The new Volkswagen Tiguan, which was introduced in the South African market in 2008, will go on sale from 1 July 2021. To strengthen Volkswagen’s local… more
  • Taking preventative measures to avoid being overindebted.
    May 13, 2021 Buzz

    Taking preventative measures to avoid being overindebted.

    The South African economy had long started to spiral downwards due to poor financial decisions. By spending more than we earned, we got ourselves into debt that we could not afford to pay back. This has brought much distraught to our nation.… more
  • Counting down! CAPAS will open its door next week
    May 13, 2021 Buzz

    Counting down! CAPAS will open its door next week

    Placed at the center of the Economic Rim, the seventh edition of CAPAS, from 20 to 22 May, expects to welcome more than 500 local and international exhibitors across 40,000 sqm of the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition and… more
  • The Automotive Business Council Quarterly Review of Business Conditions
    May 13, 2021 Buzz

    The Automotive Business Council Quarterly Review of Business Conditions

    naamsa’s quarterly review of business conditions for the South African motor vehicle manufacturing industry, during the first quarter of 2021, as submitted to the Director-General, Department of Trade, Industry and Competition. Key features:… more
  • Pratley's Wide Range Agri Adhesives
    May 12, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    High-performance adhesives prove effective in agri equipment maintenance

    Keeping agricultural equipment in top running condition is a priority for farmers, as any downtime due to a lack of maintenance can have a major impact on productivity. Pratley has a wide range of products that can assist farmers in carrying… more
  • 7 000th unit assembled at FAW Trucks’ Coega plant
    May 12, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    7 000th unit assembled at FAW Trucks’ Coega plant

    FAW Trucks reaches important milestone at local assembly plant All models assembled to exacting standards to withstand harsh African conditions Current production capacity is 3 000 units per year FAW Trucks ended the month of April on a high… more
  • Inspiring youth through sport
    May 12, 2021 Buzz

    Inspiring youth through sport

    Shaping and equipping the youth for a more resilient future Sport has a significant role to play in a community’s culture, economy and education. In underprivileged sectors, the provision of recreational activities can have enormous benefits in… more
  • Ford Castrol team targets strong performance at Sugarbelt 400
    May 12, 2021 Motorsport

    Ford Castrol team targets strong performance at Sugarbelt 400

    Ford Castrol Cross Country Team aiming for another good result at Sugarbelt 400 following debut victory with all-new FIA-class Ranger Lance Woolridge and Elvéne Vonk lead the FIA-class championship in the SA Cross Country Series (SACCS) after… more
  • The proposed new state-owned bank - another bloodsucking SOE leech?
    May 12, 2021 Buzz

    The proposed new state-owned bank - another bloodsucking SOE leech?

    By NEASA Media Department On 12 March 2021, the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies published the proposed South African Postbank SOC LTD Amendment Bill. The Bill seeks to amend the shareholding arrangements for the Postbank by… more
  • The ZF Aftermarket Portal provides installation instructions and much more technical information on products from ZF, Lemförder, SACHS, and TRW.
    May 12, 2021 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Portal an Essential Tool for Workshops

    Besides workshops, part dealers, fleet operators and ZF Service Partners also benefit from the many features of the ZF Aftermarket Portal The latest function is the online product catalog with a wide range of search options Partners of the ZF… more
  • SABS updates national standard on crucial fire detection and alarm systems
    May 12, 2021 Buzz

    SABS updates national standard on crucial fire detection and alarm systems

    Background The Standards Division of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) maintains and develops several national standards aimed at ensuring the protection of life and property from fire and fire-related damage. As part of this… more
  • BMW M GmbH and Hans Zimmer co-develop the emotionally engaging driving sound for electrified BMW M models
    May 12, 2021 Buzz

    BMW M GmbH and Hans Zimmer co-develop the emotionally engaging driving sound for…

    Ongoing expansion of the range of sounds for electric vehicles. BMW IconicSounds Electric enriches electric mobility with a fascinating and unmistakable sonic experience. Collaboration with the Academy Award winner produces a new,… more
  • Rolls-Royce Dream Commission awarded to American moving-image artist Sondra Perry
    May 12, 2021 Motoring

    Rolls-Royce Dream Commission awarded to American moving-image artist Sondra Perry

    Rolls-Royce awards American artist Sondra Perry the inaugural Dream Commission Perry to create new artwork on the subject of ‘dreams’ Artwork to be exhibited at Fondation Beyeler, Switzerland in early 2022 and Serpentine, London in 2022 “It is… more
  • Introducing the new Peugeot 208
    May 12, 2021 Motoring

    Introducing the new Peugeot 208

    The exciting and innovative all new Peugeot 208 has hit the shores of South Africa. This classy vehicle has already set the world alight with multiple awards and sales achievements since its international launch. A few of these notable… more
  • Ford ‘Smart Mirror’ Ensures Van Drivers Can Clearly See Cyclists, Pedestrians and Other Vehicles Behind
    May 12, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Ford ‘Smart Mirror’ Ensures Van Drivers Can Clearly See Cyclists, Pedestrians and Other…

    Ford’s Smart Mirror is a high-definition screen that clearly displays a panoramic view – twice the width of a conventional mirror Features automatic brightness control for optimum visibility in daylight and at night Ford’s new mirror could… more
  • A more ethical approach to waste disposal in automotive repairer sector
    May 12, 2021 Buzz

    A more ethical approach to waste disposal in automotive repairer sector

    The ethical disposal of noxious materials and substances, particularly in many commercial sectors, remains poorly regulated and difficult to enforce in South Africa. Richard Green, national director of the South African Motor Body Repairers’… more
  • Nissan contributes - € 73 million for first quarter 2021 to Renault’s earnings
    May 12, 2021 Buzz

    Nissan contributes - € 73 million for first quarter 2021 to Renault’s earnings

    Nissan released (11 May 2021) its results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020/2021 (April 1st, 2020 to March 31st, 2021). Nissan’s results, published in Japanese accounting standards, for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020/2021… more
  • Isuzu remains committed to youth development
    May 12, 2021 Buzz

    Isuzu remains committed to youth development

    The future is looking bright for Isuzu’s first intake of Youth Employment Service (YES) candidates. Landle Kenneth Carelse, 25, is one of the 2020 YES candidates who was successfully placed at Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAf). “I have really… more
  • Volvo Trucks SA Recognised for Driving Equality
    May 12, 2021 Buzz

    Volvo Trucks SA Recognised for Driving Equality

    Volvo Trucks Southern Africa was named one of the country’s top gender empowered companies. The company was awarded for its commitment to, and achievement in the promotion of workplace equality for women. Endorsed by Standard Bank, United… more
  • 2021 SUBARU XV – New Tech, New Looks
    May 11, 2021 Motoring

    2021 SUBARU XV – New Tech, New Looks

    Subaru Southern Africa’s award-winning 2021 XV is now available in South Africa sporting refreshed looks and even more technology. The updated Subaru XV crossover features an updated lower grille design with added contours around the fog lamps… more
  • By Rhys Evans, MD at Alco-Safe
    May 11, 2021 Buzz

    Opinion Piece: Rising ‘sober curious’ movement has potential to strongly influence better…

    There is an emerging trend with more young adults choosing to be more mindful of what they consume, including alcohol. The ‘sober curious’ movement calls for individuals to be more intentional about how, when and why they consume alcohol and… more
  • Innovative camera technology from Kappa optronics for KTM X-BOW super sports cars
    May 11, 2021 Buzz

    Innovative camera technology from Kappa optronics for KTM X-BOW super sports cars

    Instead of classic side mirrors, the new KTM X-BOW GTX rand GT-2 rely on a latency-free camera monitor system (CMS) from Kappa optronics. The high-tech system with two CMOS cameras and two screens on the right and the left of the vehicle… more
  • Seven traits that make you a successful franchisee
    May 11, 2021 Buzz

    Seven traits that make you a successful franchisee

    The franchise sector in South Africa is represented in 14 different business sectors, constituting the highest and most diverse range of entrepreneurial endeavours. But without possessing certain traits even the entrepreneurs who have carved a… more
  • Continental Extends Commitment to Sustainability in Natural Rubber Supply Chain
    May 11, 2021 Buzz

    Continental Extends Commitment to Sustainability in Natural Rubber Supply Chain

    Project with German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development for digital traceability of natural rubber in Indonesia is being expanded Number of small farmers involved to be expanded from 450 to 4 000 by 2024 Digitization of… more
  • The Importance of Sector definitions for Earnings Experts in the Loss of Earnings Field
    May 11, 2021 Buzz

    The Importance of Sector definitions for Earnings Experts in the Loss of Earnings Field

    A key differential should be made between the informal, formal and corporate sectors of employment in South Africa, Jaen Beelders Senior Analytics Advisor explains why… “The informal sector refers to a subset of unincorporated enterprises… more
  • Get your vehicle ready for winter now
    May 11, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Get your vehicle ready for winter now

    Temperatures across South Africa are gradually falling, and the full onset of winter is imminent. The Automobile Association (AA) says it’s important for motorists to be aware of the change in climate, and to prepare adequately for the cold… more
  • Proposed registration and licensing of embedded electricity generation: draft amendments to Electricity Regulation Act
    May 10, 2021 Buzz

    Proposed registration and licensing of embedded electricity generation: draft amendments…

    By NEASA Media Department, 10 May 2021. The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, on 23 April 2021, issued a notice inviting the public to comment on proposed amendments to the Electricity Regulation Act. The proposed amendment seeks to… more
  • A state of mistrust. what does this mean for business, government, society and planet in 2021?
    May 10, 2021 Buzz

    A state of mistrust. what does this mean for business, government, society and planet in…

    Burt Rodrigues CEO of Biodx gives his thoughts on the recent 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer report. “When you look at recent reports like the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer (https://www.edelman.com/trust/2021-trust-barometer), you see they’ve… more
  • ACMA Automechanika New Delhi makes a successful virtual debut with more than 1,200 auto component products on display
    May 10, 2021 Buzz

    ACMA Automechanika New Delhi makes a successful virtual debut with more than 1,200 auto…

    With 81 exhibitors on board showcasing 1,233 products, including a range of product demonstrations and knowledge sessions the launch edition of ACMA Automechanika virtual ends on a high note attracting 2,407 active attendees through its B2B… more
  • Government given ultimatum on further alcohol bans for South Africa
    May 10, 2021 Covid-19

    Government given ultimatum on further alcohol bans for South Africa

    South African Breweries (SAB) says it will consider its decision to cancel investments in the country if the government provides commitments around its future lockdown regulations and alcohol sales. Speaking to the Sunday Times Richard… more
  • The South African Cross Country Series returns to the historic Eston / Mid Illovo area
    May 10, 2021 Motorsport

    The South African Cross Country Series returns to the historic Eston / Mid Illovo area

    The South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) rendezvous, for round two of the SA National Cross Country championship, is set for the Eston / Mid Illovo area on the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg, when the Sugarbelt 400 makes its debut after a… more
  • Ford Continues to Focus on Customer Service and Satisfaction
    May 10, 2021 Buzz

    Ford Continues to Focus on Customer Service and Satisfaction

    Ranger Support Team proactively responds to any Ranger or Everest breakdowns, provide immediate and ongoing customer support, expedite parts delivery and prioritise the vehicle repair to reduce downtime Automated alert system identifies and… more
  • G&H Extreme Ferraris, Lambos, Porsches & McLarens head for Welkom
    May 10, 2021 Motorsport

    G&H Extreme Ferraris, Lambos, Porsches & McLarens head for Welkom

    The South African GT Challenge returns to Phakisa when the G&H Extreme Supercars race alongside the annual Phakisa 200, the Volkswagen challenge, Formula Vee and Mobil V8s in Welkom on Saturday 15 May. Tyre wear concerns at the Free State… more
  • Dr Norman Lamprecht Executive Manager
    May 08, 2021 Buzz

    Covid-19 impact on automotive industry performance in 2020

    The automotive industry the world over has experienced unprecedented challenges due to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, with global lockdown restrictions implemented across all major automotive manufacturing countries. South Africa has… more
  • Volvo Trucks ready to electrify a large part of goods transports in Europe
    May 08, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo Trucks ready to electrify a large part of goods transports in Europe

    With the sales start this year of three new extra heavy all-electric models in Europe, Volvo Trucks believes the time is right for a rapid upswing in electrification of heavy road transport. This positive outlook is based on the ability of… more
  • SVI armoured guardhouses
    May 07, 2021 Buzz

    SVI armoured guardhouses

    Level B6 (assault rifle) ballistic protection including roof and floor Gunports in all windows Escape hatch in roof Air conditioning Fully customizable interior Purchase and rental options ISO container blocks allow stacking and mounting on… more
  • 2021 SEMA Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
    May 07, 2021 Buzz

    2021 SEMA Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

    Jessi Combs, Rick Love, Bob Moore, and Carl Schiefer join elite group of pioneers and legends Four dedicated individuals who contributed to and have had an impactful influence on the automotive specialty equipment industry are being honored as… more
  • New exhibitors and association partner for Tyrexpo Asia 2021
    May 07, 2021 Buzz

    New exhibitors and association partner for Tyrexpo Asia 2021

    As Tyrexpo Asia 2021 show in mid November at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore continues to move closer, event organisers Tarsus South East Asia confirmed the participation of two new exhibitors and Association Partner for the event. The… more
  • The South African Toyota 2000GT – Chapter 2
    May 07, 2021 Buzz

    The South African Toyota 2000GT – Chapter 2

    At the beginning of March 2021, Toyota South Africa Motors made it known that it is in the process of restoring what could only be described as the crown jewel in its historic fleet. This task would not be an easy one as there are very few… more
  • The double life of my battery
    May 07, 2021 Buzz

    The double life of my battery

    To limit the rise in temperature, the automobile industry must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. How can this be done? By encouraging the switch to electric vehicles while optimising and extending the life of batteries. With MOBILIZE, the… more
  • 3rd generation Citroën C3 has just reached the one million mark
    May 07, 2021 Buzz

    3rd generation Citroën C3 has just reached the one million mark

    The 3rd generation C3 has surpassed a landmark one million vehicles produced since its launch in late 2016. With more than 4.5 million units produced since 2002, C3 has confirmed its seductive power and its status as the brand’s best seller… more
  • Oh, So Sweet! More reasons to love Quickshop as Engen launches Quickees
    May 07, 2021 Buzz

    Oh, So Sweet! More reasons to love Quickshop as Engen launches Quickees

    Engen is extremely excited to unveil Quickees, a new fun and fruity sweet range bursting with real flavour. Quickees forms part of Engen’s Quickshop & Co. range of convenience products, which was launched last year, and now offers exclusive… more
  • Renault talk #1: Nouvelle Vague, the Renault brand restates its ambitions
    May 07, 2021 Buzz

    Renault talk #1: Nouvelle Vague, the Renault brand restates its ambitions

    Renault Talk: an all-digital, all-Renault event Luca de Meo and the Renault brand team shared their vision of the brand, within the framework of the Renaulution strategic plan: A “Nouvelle Vague” for a more modern, greener, tech-centric, and… more
  • Is a ‘Tesla’ about to eat construction equipment makers’ lunch?
    May 07, 2021 Buzz

    Is a ‘Tesla’ about to eat construction equipment makers’ lunch?

    With digitalization, electrification and autonomy all set to change the industry, could construction’s established players be wrongfooted by a new market disruptor? Industry thinkers Alan Berger and Carl-Gustaf Goransson discuss who’s in the… more
  • Beware of distractions
    May 07, 2021 Buzz

    Beware of distractions

    Tips to keep you and yours safe We live in a frenetic world, with a lot on our minds and many distractions. It’s easy to go about routine activities on auto pilot, without much regard for what is happening around us. Often, it is only when… more
  • Mr David Makhura, Premier of Gauteng, Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi, MEC for the Gauteng Department of Health, and German Ambassador Dr Martin Schaefer attended opening of overflow facility at Bronkhorstspruit Hospital. Part of long-term and sustainable investments to the value of R76 million, benefitting nine hospitals and four clinics. United against COVID-19 with the Gauteng Department of Health, as well as the South African and German governments.
    May 07, 2021 Covid-19

    Brand new 150-bed facility at Bronkhorstspruit Hospital unveiled

    BMW Group South Africa has stepped up its response against the spread of the Coronavirus by achieving another milestone. The premium vehicle manufacturer today unveiled a 150-bed overflow facility the Group built at Bronkhorstspruit Hospital,… more
  • Neuville and Tänak sign new multi-year contracts with Hyundai Motorsport
    May 07, 2021 Motorsport

    Neuville and Tänak sign new multi-year contracts with Hyundai Motorsport

    Hyundai Motorsport has signed new multi-year contracts with its FIA World Rally Championship drivers Thierry Neuville and Ott Tänak, which will see the Belgian and Estonian remain with the team beyond 2021. The announcement confirms the… more
  • Sharp Vehicle Price Increases Spell Tough Times for Consumers
    May 07, 2021 Buzz

    Sharp Vehicle Price Increases Spell Tough Times for Consumers

    Bad news for prospective car buyers: new vehicle prices rose by almost three times the current inflation rate in the first quarter of 2021, and is expected to continue to increase in the coming months. At the same time, the prices of used… more
  • POPIA: Registration of Information Officers: Technical Challenges.
    May 07, 2021 Buzz

    POPIA: Registration of Information Officers: Technical Challenges.

    By Rona Bekker, Senior Policy (NEASA), 06 May 2021. The registration of Information Officers with the Information Regulator in terms of POPIA commenced on 1 May 2021. Not unpredictably, the mailbox of the Information Regulator was reported to… more
  • Volta Trucks accelerates its ambitious Road-to-Zero Emissions strategy
    May 07, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Volta Trucks accelerates its ambitious Road-to-Zero Emissions strategy

    Volta Trucks lays out its Road-to-Zero Emissions strategy, with a commercial, product and manufacturing road map to 2025. New Models: Four full-electric Volta Zero vehicles to be offered from 7.5 to 19 tonnes. Sales: Volumes to exceed 27,000… more
  • Windshield replacements: How to stop getting ripped off
    May 07, 2021 Buzz

    Windshield replacements: How to stop getting ripped off

    By Filum Ho* Replacing your windshield or any other glass on your motor vehicle shouldn’t have to be a painful and expensive experience. In South Africa, it’s all too common for large carmakers, also known as Original Equipment Manufacturers… more
  • Bakwena records single figure fatalities over Easter & holiday period
    May 07, 2021 Buzz

    Bakwena records single figure fatalities over Easter & holiday period

    Bakwena implemented additional measures along their route including 6 route patrol vehicles through their partnership with Motus Corporation and Kia Motors South Africa from 1 April to 3 May 2020 during the Easter, Freedom Day and Workers Day… more
  • VECTO: Continental Offers CO2 and Fuel Consumption Calculator to Perform Sustainability Check on its Tyres
    May 07, 2021 Buzz

    VECTO: Continental Offers CO2 and Fuel Consumption Calculator to Perform Sustainability…

    Continental tool makes sustainability transparent and highlights potential savings Calculator computes CO2 emissions for tyres on steer and drive axles New tool rounds out VECTO microsite with technical details on rolling resistance The topic… more
  • MAXOLUTIONÒ boosts industrial performance
    May 07, 2021 Buzz

    MAXOLUTIONÒ boosts industrial performance

    The MAXOLUTIONÒ solutions from SEW-EURODRIVE are fully integrated and customised technologies that automate, integrate, upgrade and streamline your existing production processes while still allowing for future technology to be incorporated.… more
  • 2021 SEMA Show registration now open
    May 06, 2021 Buzz

    2021 SEMA Show registration now open

    Automotive aftermarket industry will reconnect in-person Nov. 2-5 in Las Vegas Industry professionals can register online at www.semashow.com/register Registration for the 2021 SEMA Show, scheduled for Nov. 2-5 at the Las Vegas Convention… more
  • 812 Competizione and 812 Competizione A: two interpretations of Ferrari’s racing soul
    May 06, 2021 Motorsport

    812 Competizione and 812 Competizione A: two interpretations of Ferrari’s racing soul

    The 812 Competizione, the new limited-edition special series car derived from the 812 Superfast, was presented today to media, clients and fans all over the world. In the course of the event, which was broadcast live on Ferrari’s social media… more
  • Advancing African Manufacturing Together
    May 06, 2021 Buzz

    Advancing African Manufacturing Together

    The advancement of manufacturing in South Africa and on the continent has received a significant boost from four of South Africa’s leading manufacturers. Listed groups Illovo Africa, Metair and TFG and vehicle manufacturer Toyota SA Motors… more
  • Painting a Clearer Picture: How Ford Helps Dealers Speed up Repairs Through Wearable Virtual Reality Technology
    May 06, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Painting a Clearer Picture: How Ford Helps Dealers Speed up Repairs Through Wearable…

    New RealWear virtual reality technology remotely connects Ford dealership technicians with Ford’s Technical Assistance Centre, staffed by highly experienced support personnel and field service engineers System enables technicians to obtain… more
  • Mitsubishi’s targeted new vehicle strategy addresses diverse customer lifestyles
    May 06, 2021 Buzz

    Mitsubishi’s targeted new vehicle strategy addresses diverse customer lifestyles

    Eclipse Cross is Mitsubishi’s top seller locally All models continue to perform strongly in a highly competitive market Future models bode well for continued sales growth Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) is holding its own in a market that… more
  • Automotive Engineering Show Chennai: 13th edition postponed
    May 06, 2021 Buzz

    Automotive Engineering Show Chennai: 13th edition postponed

    India’s leading trade fair focused on technologies for automotive manufacturing - Automotive Engineering Show (AES) Chennai, has been postponed on account of the intensifying second wave. The decision has been taken in line with the advisories… more
  • Failing municipalities, Cuban engineers and the ANC's race policies
    May 06, 2021 Buzz

    Failing municipalities, Cuban engineers and the ANC's race policies

    By Gerhard Papenfus, 05 May 2021. Local government in South Africa is literally falling apart. The country has recently been abuzz with reports of local government structures being taken to court for failing to deliver basic services to… more
  • In need of car repairs? Get the best quote, not the cheapest
    May 06, 2021 Buzz

    In need of car repairs? Get the best quote, not the cheapest

    After any kind of vehicle accident, securing a comprehensive repair estimate from a trustworthy repairer should be the first step to getting your car back on the road. Richard Green, National Director of SAMBRA (the South African Motor Body… more
  • How to Drive Warehouse Optimization in a Pandemic
    May 06, 2021 Covid-19

    How to Drive Warehouse Optimization in a Pandemic

    Phil Lewis, Infor VP Solution Consulting EMEA, looks at how COVID-19 has accelerated the need for a truly optimized warehouse. It’s been suggested by many experts that the current pandemic has driven accelerated technology adoption across… more
  • Covid-19 Vaccine Injury Compensation Fund
    May 06, 2021 Covid-19

    Covid-19 Vaccine Injury Compensation Fund

    By Rona Bekker, Senior Policy Advisor (NEASA), 05 May 2021. COIDA, RAF, UIF TERS and now… the Covid Vaccine Injury (no-fault) Compensation Fund. What do these schemes have in common? Apart from absolute dysfunctionality, corruption has been… more
  • Webfleet Solutions launches WEBFLEET Video – a fully integrated video telematics solution
    May 06, 2021 Buzz

    Webfleet Solutions launches WEBFLEET Video – a fully integrated video telematics solution

    WEBFLEET Video combines Webfleet Solutions’ award-winning fleet management system with Lytx’s best-in-class video telematics on one, integrated platform. The solution is supported by the CAM 50 dashcam, which uses artificial intelligence (AI)… more
  • #ThankYouTrucker Competition Celebrates Truck Drivers
    May 05, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    #ThankYouTrucker Competition Celebrates Truck Drivers

    As a demonstration of their appreciation for truck drivers, IVECO SA and the Road Freight Association have launched the #ThankYouTrucker competition. This initiative, to recognise, celebrate and thank extraordinary truck drivers, will run from… more
  • Looking for Women to Run with It - Female Entrepreneurs in Logistics, Transport and Supply Chain
    May 05, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Looking for Women to Run with It - Female Entrepreneurs in Logistics, Transport and…

    The Commercial Transport Academy, a multi accredited and internationally recognised academy with a focus on women upliftment, is collaborating with the United States Agency USAID, to assist women-owned micro or SME businesses with the skillset… more
  • The COVID-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme extended by three months
    May 05, 2021 Covid-19

    The COVID-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme extended by three months

    The National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and the Banking Association South Africa (arrangers) launched the Loan Guarantee Scheme (the scheme) on 12 May 2020, which made a maximum of R200 billion available for eligible… more
  • Replace or repair? That is the windscreen question
    May 05, 2021 Buzz

    Replace or repair? That is the windscreen question

    It’s what many car owners dread, that pinging sound as a stone flicks up off the road or bounces off the back of a truck and hits your windscreen. What starts as a small chip quickly becomes a crack making its way further and further across the… more
  • Ben Sulayem launches Diversity & Inclusion in Motorsport plan
    May 05, 2021 Motorsport

    Ben Sulayem launches Diversity & Inclusion in Motorsport plan

    FIA Presidential candidate Mohammed ben Sulayem has launched a farreaching plan to increase diversity and inclusion in motorsport on a global basis. The report is based on research conducted with FIA members in Africa and the Middle East. The… more
  • Lego plus a touch of boldness (episode 3)
    May 05, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Lego plus a touch of boldness (episode 3)

    Using its expertise in electric vehicles, its experience in Formula 1 and with the enthusiasm and passion of its engineering, development and control teams, Renault has developed the innovative hybrid E-TECH powertrain. What is less well known… more
  • Zendrive, DSG and MiWay usher in a New Era of Behaviour-Based Motor Insurance with MiWay Blink
    May 05, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Zendrive, DSG and MiWay usher in a New Era of Behaviour-Based Motor Insurance with MiWay…

    Powered by Zendrive’s cutting-edge mobility risk intelligence platform and integrated by DSG, MiWay Blink sets a new standard of innovation in South Africa’s motor insurance landscape. As the pandemic has dramatically accelerated the need for… more
  • ZF Aftermarket Adds 78 Numbers to their TRW Branded Chassis Line – Covering 34.8 Million Vehicles in Operation
    May 05, 2021 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Adds 78 Numbers to their TRW Branded Chassis Line – Covering 34.8 Million…

    36 part numbers added to TRW branded control arm line 42 part numbers added to TRW branded chassis small box line ZF Aftermarket releases 78 new chassis part numbers in Q1 under the TRW brand. The released original equipment quality parts for… more
  • Toyota records a market share of 24.6% in April
    May 05, 2021 Motoring

    Toyota records a market share of 24.6% in April

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) recorded a total of 8 810 sales in April, affording the company a market share of 24.6%. TSAM registered a total of 4 745 units in the light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment, claiming a market share of 43.6%,… more
  • MEYLE Performance: MEYLE starts the 2021 racing season with two sponsorships and, for the first time, a vehicle in a special MEYLE design
    May 05, 2021 Motorsport

    MEYLE Performance: MEYLE starts the 2021 racing season with two sponsorships and, for the…

    In 2020, the Corona pandemic also had a massive impact on the world of motorsports. Races could only take place sporadically last year - with strict hygiene regulations and in front of empty grandstands. Even more reason for racing fans to hope… more
  • Expropriation without compensation: SA in a critical phase
    May 05, 2021 Buzz

    Expropriation without compensation: SA in a critical phase

    By Gerhard Papenfus, 04 May 2021. Expropriation without compensation is perhaps the hottest topic currently in our national discourse. However, do most South Africans truly understand the implications? Government intends to assume unbridled… more
  • Supreme Spring (South Africa) and Springs and Bolts Company Limited (Ghana) sign an MOU to develop new business opportunities
    May 04, 2021 Buzz

    Supreme Spring (South Africa) and Springs and Bolts Company Limited (Ghana) sign an MOU…

    The African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) welcomes the signing of the groundbreaking MOU between Supreme Spring a subsidiary of JSE listed company Metair and Springs and Bolts Company Limited Ghana on 3 May in Nigel South… more
  • Automechanika Frankfurt with new concept for 2021
    May 04, 2021 Buzz

    Automechanika Frankfurt with new concept for 2021

    This year's Automechanika Frankfurt, from 14 to 16 September, will be unlike any other with its once-only ‘Digital Plus’ format. In addition to a compact physical exhibition, Automechanika’s primary focus is on offering all participants the… more
  • Subaru SA debuts the all-new Subaru Outback
    May 04, 2021 Motoring

    Subaru SA debuts the all-new Subaru Outback

    Now offered in two premium grade derivatives. Safest, most capable Outback ever. 11.6-inch Tablet Interface. More powerful 2.5-litre Boxer® engine added. Outback ushers in a number of firsts for the brand and segment. Subaru Southern Africa… more
  • New dealer facilities for KZN customers
    May 04, 2021 Motoring

    New dealer facilities for KZN customers

    Peugeot, Citroën and Opel customers have a new dealer facility in KwaZulu Natal to cater for all their brand needs. Bates Motors Shelly Beach is a full-service dealership for all three brands for new and pre-owned sales and service. Bates… more
  • International electric vehicle sales grow by 41% during global pandemic
    May 04, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    International electric vehicle sales grow by 41% during global pandemic

    South Africa ranked fifth globally in the ratio of public electric vehicle (EV) chargers to electric vehicles in 2020. Only Korea, Chile, Mexico, Indonesia and the Netherlands have more chargers per EV than SA, according to the IEA Global EV… more
  • Employee Wellness: Protecting Mental Health Despite Covid-19
    May 04, 2021 Covid-19

    Employee Wellness: Protecting Mental Health Despite Covid-19

    The effect of the Covid-19 Pandemic on employee mental health has been overwhelming. Organisations are realising the deep need to turn their attention and focus on employee wellness, especially during this time of increased separation and… more
  • Another SA Cross Country Series success story
    May 04, 2021 Motorsport

    Another SA Cross Country Series success story

    A partnership with fuel supplier Gulfstream Energy has produced another SA Cross Country Series (SACCS) success story. Gulfstream Energy, an independent fuel wholesaler, has joined SACCS and championship series partners Eurol Lubricants, Ford… more
  • Majority of sectors in Ctrack Freight Transport Index show positive growth
    May 04, 2021 Buzz

    Majority of sectors in Ctrack Freight Transport Index show positive growth

    The majority of the sectors as measured by Ctrack Freight Transport Index have shown great growth and are very near to returning to pre-COVID levels. The Ctrack Freight Transport Index (The Ctrack FTI) tracks six of the major logistics sectors… more
  • Thesele Consortium purchases Bidvest Car Rental
    May 04, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Thesele Consortium purchases Bidvest Car Rental

    The Thesele Consortium, led by the 100% black-owned Thesele Group, on Thursday, 15 April 2021 signed a binding agreement to purchase Bidvest Car Rental (BCR) from the listed Bidvest Group. The agreement is subject to approval by the Competition… more
  • Busting ERP Myths
    May 04, 2021 Buzz

    Busting ERP Myths

    ERP has had a bad rep in the past for being costly, complex and unwieldy. But manufacturers and other companies considering installing or updating their ERP solution need to know that now is the time to do it. “ERP software and services have… more
  • 1,000 New Jobs at DEKRA in 2021
    May 04, 2021 Buzz

    1,000 New Jobs at DEKRA in 2021

    As a respected partner for the testing, inspection and certification of intelligent and networked products, DEKRA has stood out as a reliable employer even during the coronavirus crisis year of 2020: The core workforce increased by 400… more
  • naamsa releases April 2021 new vehicle stats
    May 04, 2021 Buzz

    naamsa releases April 2021 new vehicle stats

    Reflecting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of April 2021 naamsa said that in view of the COVID-19 country hard lockdown restrictions during April 2020 when vehicle production and retail sales came to a standstill at the time,… more
  • Drops expected in fuel prices when DMRE adjusts for May
    May 03, 2021 Buzz

    Drops expected in fuel prices when DMRE adjusts for May

    Fuel prices have made a turnaround from last month, with across-the-board price reductions in all fuel types expected when the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy announces adjustments for May. This is according to the Automobile… more
  • New automotive guidelines a boost to Eastern Cape economy
    May 03, 2021 Buzz

    New automotive guidelines a boost to Eastern Cape economy

    Radical new guidelines for the automotive aftermarket sector, which take effect on 1 July 2021, will open entry and participation to SMMEs and black owned firms in South Africa's lucrative aftersales value chain. Commenting on the Competition… more
  • Designing Our Own Components – New Crate Engine Tech Video
    May 03, 2021 Buzz

    Designing Our Own Components – New Crate Engine Tech Video

    One of the most frequently asked questions we receive at BluePrint Engines is: What parts are used on and go into a BluePrint crate engine? The short answer: Our own BluePrint designed parts! With up to 70 crate engines leaving the facility… more
  • Agriculture sector can boost drive-train reliability with NSK bearings
    May 03, 2021 Buzz

    Agriculture sector can boost drive-train reliability with NSK bearings

    Drive-train solutions for vehicles and machines in the agriculture industry must meet a variety of performance demands that typically centre on high torque and high loads. Bearings for transmissions, differentials and prop shafts must therefore… more
  • A decade of success for Volkswagen Business Support Centre
    Apr 30, 2021 Buzz

    A decade of success for Volkswagen Business Support Centre

    The Kariega-based centre opened in April 2011 in partnership with Raizcorp The incubator has assisted 100 entrepreneurs Expanding their contribution to the Nelson Mandela Bay economy beyond the business of building cars, Volkswagen Group South… more
  • Interest in investing in pre-owned vehicle franchise dealerships on the rise
    Apr 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Interest in investing in pre-owned vehicle franchise dealerships on the rise

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to create uncertainty with our lives and livelihoods, more consumers are choosing to purchase pre-owned vehicles rather than new in order to save money under a shaky economy, rising household expenses and… more
  • Employee Development and Growth Remain Key Drivers for Ford with Expansion of Local Manufacturing Facilities
    Apr 30, 2021 Buzz

    Employee Development and Growth Remain Key Drivers for Ford with Expansion of Local…

    Ford celebrates its loyal workforce on International Workers Day on 1 May Investment in expansion, upgrades and modernisation of Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant will create 1 200 additional jobs Communities to benefit as employment… more
  • Tracker selects IFS to enhance and expand its service offering
    Apr 30, 2021 Buzz

    Tracker selects IFS to enhance and expand its service offering

    End-to-end ERP and service management cloud solution from IFS to elevate customer experience of South Africa’s leading data insight provider Tracker, the largest provider of telematics-based data insights for vehicle and home monitoring… more
  • Renault Group signs partnership with Iberdrola to achieve zero carbon footprint in its factories in Spain and Portugal
    Apr 30, 2021 Buzz

    Renault Group signs partnership with Iberdrola to achieve zero carbon footprint in its…

    Renault Group and Iberdrola today signed a strategic partnership agreement that will launch projects aimed at reducing CO2 emissions in Renault's energy consumption in Spain and Portugal. Under the agreement, Iberdrola will supply the… more
  • TWIMS receives multi-million rand investment for the advancement of manufacturing in SA and Africa
    Apr 30, 2021 Buzz

    TWIMS receives multi-million rand investment for the advancement of manufacturing in SA…

    The advancement of manufacturing in South Africa and on the continent has received a significant boost from four of South Africa’s leading manufacturers. The TWIMS team are honoured today to announce that listed groups Illovo Africa, Metair,… more
  • JAC Motors' N56 3-tonne truck, best urban logistics solution
    Apr 30, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    JAC Motors' N56 3-tonne truck, best urban logistics solution

    Reliable powerplant and drivetrain proven in local conditions. Robust chassis design for easy loading and manoeuvrability. Comfortable cab and safety features to deliver cargo on time. JAC Motors started in 1964 as a truck manufacturer and only… more
  • The all-new Renault Kangoo Van: the innovative van vehicle with an athletic and dynamic style
    Apr 30, 2021 Motoring

    The all-new Renault Kangoo Van: the innovative van vehicle with an athletic and dynamic…

    The All-New Kangoo Van incorporates a major innovation: Open Sesame by Renault is a one-of-its kind offer that gives the van the largest lateral opening on the market. The new model carries over some of its best features and offers an… more
  • CAPAS 2021 leverages online-to-offline services to promote Dual Circulation in Southwest China’s automotive market
    Apr 30, 2021 Buzz

    CAPAS 2021 leverages online-to-offline services to promote Dual Circulation in Southwest…

    The Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) provides a window into Southwest China’s automotive industry, shedding a light on the growing market opportunities. The show promotes sustainable… more
  • The New Audi S8 – Exhilarating Performance in the Luxury Class
    Apr 30, 2021 Motoring

    The New Audi S8 – Exhilarating Performance in the Luxury Class

    V8 high-performance engine with 420 kW and 800 Nm of torque Unique combination of innovative suspension systems ensures outstanding vehicle dynamics Typical S model: Design draws attention to the elegance of the dynamic athlete The new Audi S8… more
  • Alfa Romeo three times in first place among the
    Apr 30, 2021 Buzz

    Alfa Romeo three times in first place among the "Best Brands in All Classes“

    More than 60,000 readers of AUTO BILD elected Alfa Romeo's design the winner in three categories. In the purchase decision study "The Best Brands in All Classes 2021", Alfa Romeo is at the top of the categories "Compact Car", "Midsize Car" and… more
  • Double success for Abarth in the
    Apr 30, 2021 Buzz

    Double success for Abarth in the "The Best Brands” competition of German magazine AUTO…

    The Abarth 595 won over the readers of Auto Bild for the fourth time running. Also this year, the Scorpion ranked first in the overall ranking for "Best Design" for the third time and won the "Smallest Cars” category for the fourth time. The… more
  • Gauteng Rotax Max Challenge karting returns to Pretoria home base
    Apr 30, 2021 Motorsport

    Gauteng Rotax Max Challenge karting returns to Pretoria home base

    The Gauteng Rotax Max Challenge returns to home ground when the region’s top kart racers gather for the third round of the series at Zwartkops on Saturday 8 March. Not that the racing should be any less spectacular but this and the previous… more
  • Why you shouldn't drive angry
    Apr 29, 2021 Buzz

    Why you shouldn't drive angry

    A video is circulating of a man smashing into a News Café building because he was denied entry. From this information, it can be assumed that anger caused him to lose control and use a vehicle dangerously. While any advice to avoid driving when… more
  • Cummins engine production at the Columbus MidRange Engine Plant (CMEP)
    Apr 29, 2021 Buzz

    Non-Genuine parts affect performance and warranty, warns Cummins

    Counterfeit products illegally make use of Cummins trademarks, copyrights and/or patents. A counterfeit product is any Non-Genuine product with a Cummins logo, whereas so-called ‘will-fit’ parts are usually reverse-engineered and invariably do… more
  • Viritech’s ApricaleTM hydrogen hypercar to be developed at MIRA Technology Park
    Apr 29, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Viritech’s ApricaleTM hydrogen hypercar to be developed at MIRA Technology Park

    Viritech are the latest in a series of automotive innovators to cluster around world-class engineering and testing services Revolutionary Apricale will harness hydrogen energy density to deliver hypercar performance Hypercar to showcase… more
  • Export opportunities proliferate – is your business ready?
    Apr 29, 2021 Buzz

    Export opportunities proliferate – is your business ready?

    Two landmark agreements came into effect this year designed to kick start South African exports. It’s vital you have the right level of insurance cover. By Jason Mellow, Head of MiWay Business Insurance All indications are that the economy is… more
  • Should customers pay for post-implementation software support?
    Apr 29, 2021 Buzz

    Should customers pay for post-implementation software support?

    By Menwil Gordon, Support Manager at SYSPRO Africa After customers have deployed an ERP system, the next phase is post-implementation support. In some cases, the annual licence fee (ALF) may include this, but often end users presume the… more
  • The All-new Renault Kangoo to be tested
    Apr 29, 2021 Motoring

    The All-new Renault Kangoo to be tested

    A true icon ever since its release in 1997, Kangoo won over the hearts of its customers with its spacious, modular design with plenty of storage options. The All-New Kangoo, it is Kangoo and more! It has improved on all the original features… more
  • Burning questions about safe storage
    Apr 29, 2021 Buzz

    Burning questions about safe storage

    By Bertus Visser, Chief Executive of Distribution at PSG Insure Other than the inconvenience of precariously stacked items kept in cluttered garages, there may be hidden dangers in the items you are storing on your premises. In our… more
  • Rolls-Royce implements strategic development of brand to consolidate its pinnacle position as a House of Luxury
    Apr 29, 2021 Buzz

    Rolls-Royce implements strategic development of brand to consolidate its pinnacle…

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announces further development of brand from automotive manufacturer to House of Luxury New developments consolidate the pinnacle position of the brand as a House of Luxury Recently announced new brand identity being… more
  • The first Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI lands in South Africa
    Apr 29, 2021 Motoring

    The first Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI lands in South Africa

    Volkswagen will launch the Golf 8 GTI at Dealers countrywide from the third quarter. The eighth generation Volkswagen Golf GTI will be launched in South Africa from the third quarter of 2021. “The Volkswagen Group has been impacted by the… more
  • 20 years of modern driving pleasure in the MINI.
    Apr 29, 2021 Motoring

    20 years of modern driving pleasure in the MINI

    The MINI brand and the BMW Group's British production plants in Oxford and Swindon celebrate 20 years of production of the original in the small car premium segment for the 21st century. A success that has now lasted two decades: At the… more
  • AMR 2021 concludes with new services and zones mapping out opportunities from industrial innovation
    Apr 29, 2021 Buzz

    AMR 2021 concludes with new services and zones mapping out opportunities from industrial…

    The Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR) closed its doors yesterday (27 April 2021) at Beijing’s New China International Exhibition Centre after successfully presenting a meeting point for China’s vehicle maintenance and repair sector. Across… more
  • Businesses eager to reconnect at 2021 SEMA Show
    Apr 29, 2021 Buzz

    Businesses eager to reconnect at 2021 SEMA Show

    Exhibitors pull out all the stops to pave the path for a monumental gathering Following Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s recent announcement to reopen the state at 100 percent capacity by June 1, SEMA Show exhibitors are demonstrating their… more
  • Dacia Spring democratises the electric car
    Apr 29, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Dacia Spring democratises the electric car

    With the Spring, Dacia has brought the electric car within everyone’s reach with the most affordable model on the European market. Finally, electric mobility for all! The Spring has been available to preorder since 20 March. Benoît has been a… more
  • Driving tomorrow: Lotus reveals more of its future than ever before in global digital conference packed with product, strategic and technology announcements
    Apr 29, 2021 Motoring

    Driving tomorrow: Lotus reveals more of its future than ever before in global digital…

    “Results to date have seen the expansion of our global landscape, while remaining true to the original intention and foundation of the brand, namely that we are ‘For the Drivers’. Now it’s time for more people to enjoy more products and more… more
  • Ford Accelerates Battery R&D with Dedicated Team, New Global Battery Center of Excellence Named Ford Ion Park
    Apr 29, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Accelerates Battery R&D with Dedicated Team, New Global Battery Center of Excellence…

    Building on nearly two decades of battery expertise, Ford creates new global battery center of excellence – called Ford Ion Park – in southeast Michigan; cross-functional team in place to drive high-volume battery cell delivery, better range… more
  • The magic of zinc in corrosion control
    Apr 29, 2021 Buzz

    The magic of zinc in corrosion control

    By Simon Norton, International Zinc Association, Africa Desk Zinc is truly a magic metal that few people and few engineers appreciate for its multitude of applications and versatility. For us in the corrosion world, where we seek to extend the… more
  • Do electric cars depreciate faster than petrol and diesel cars?
    Apr 29, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Do electric cars depreciate faster than petrol and diesel cars?

    Prices of pre-owned electric vehicles (EVs) on AutoTrader show some models losing significant value in the first twelve months after registration. Although this might be bad news for those who bought new, it does give a handful of shrewd buyers… more
  • Kholofelo Mabila, who is heading up the SAPICS Young Professional Committee that is driving the association’s Youth Development Programme
    Apr 29, 2021 Buzz

    Youth development programme will tackle youth unemployment and grow young talent for…

    A youth development programme has been launched by SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management. It aims to address youth unemployment in South Africa, the skills deficit in the supply chain field, and to ensure that young… more
  • Mitsubishi’s local model line-up continues to win hearts
    Apr 29, 2021 Motoring

    Mitsubishi’s local model line-up continues to win hearts

    Mitsubishi products enable customers to live their dreams Five current model lines with proven engines and transmission options New models and upgrades on the cards for the near future Just as other much-loved brands – ranging from appliances,… more
  • TATA International Africa introduces commercial vehicle asset finance product in South Africa
    Apr 29, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    TATA International Africa introduces commercial vehicle asset finance product in South…

    Many have tried, many have failed. Doing business in Africa requires a shift from a typical mindset, and while the word ‘risk’ is taboo among the world’s most prominent money lenders, there are ways to strategically mitigate uncertainties when… more
  • Bridgestone Southern Africa reaches Level 3 B-BBEE
    Apr 28, 2021 Buzz

    Bridgestone Southern Africa reaches Level 3 B-BBEE

    One of South Africa’s top premium tyre manufacturers becomes the first in the industry to receive a certified Level 3 B-BBEE certification Enduring commitment to transformation by top leadership has enabled Bridgestone Southern Africa (BSAF) to… more
  • Liquidations rise by 49% year-on-year, SMMEs hit the hardest
    Apr 28, 2021 Buzz

    Liquidations rise by 49% year-on-year, SMMEs hit the hardest

    Despite being over its second wave, the South African economy continues to struggle, brand-new data by Statistics South Africa shows. Released yesterday (26 April), the report shows that 216 companies liquidated in March this year, compared to… more
  • Masahiro Higashi - Global COO and Representative Executive Officer, Bridgestone Corporation
    Apr 28, 2021 Buzz

    Bridgestone Announces Strategic Growth Investments

    Based on Mid-Term Business Plan Acquiring Otraco OTR Tyre Management Solutions Business from Downer Acquisition expands Bridgestone’s global mining solutions business in key markets such as Australia, Chile and South Africa. Otraco’s extensive… more
  • What makes the Franchise Co. the ideal franchisor
    Apr 28, 2021 Buzz

    What makes the Franchise Co. the ideal franchisor

    As the leading South African franchise management specialists, The Franchise Co. has not only continuously modified its systems and practices but has successfully acquired a collection of franchises across a spectrum of sectors, including… more
  • 10 strategic steps you can take to strengthen your business
    Apr 28, 2021 Covid-19

    10 strategic steps you can take to strengthen your business

    Having a strong business is the dream, as it will help you be resilient enough to weather tough times and remain relevant for years to come. Businesswoman Aisha Pandor, co-founder and CEO of SweepSouth, shares inspiring tips on making a… more
  • Renault Group places its environmental and societal strategy at the heart of performance
    Apr 28, 2021 Buzz

    Renault Group places its environmental and societal strategy at the heart of performance

    As a driver of performance and innovation, a new environmental and societal strategy is incorporated into the Renaulution strategic plan. This strategy adapts the Group’s Purpose into an operational roadmap; it helps the company through its… more
  • Figo Your Way to Freedom with these Five Features
    Apr 28, 2021 Motoring

    Figo Your Way to Freedom with these Five Features

    Since the Ford Model T, vehicles have been linked with providing freedom and mobility First-time car owners choose the Ford Figo for its economy, safety and service support Every day new drivers are taking to our roads for the very first time.… more
  • Kaspersky cited as a “Vendor to Watch” for Software-Defined Vehicles
    Apr 28, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Kaspersky cited as a “Vendor to Watch” for Software-Defined Vehicles

    In its report titled “Market Trends: Software-Defined Vehicles Will Disrupt the Automotive Supply Chain” Gartner has listed Kaspersky as a “vendor to watch” for its KasperskyOS. The report analyses trends of the software-defined vehicles of the… more
  • Veteran Moto Cross and Off-road champions invest back in the sport
    Apr 28, 2021 Motorsport

    Veteran Moto Cross and Off-road champions invest back in the sport

    Two Springbok Motocross legends who have achieved the ultimate successes over the years and are still racing today are giving their services back to the sport they love Springbok and Multiple MX champions 50-year-old Ryan Hunt Director Vermont… more
  • Hyundai’s new Santa Fe is a step forward in design, performance and innovation
    Apr 28, 2021 Motoring

    Hyundai’s new Santa Fe is a step forward in design, performance and innovation

    Hyundai Motor Company has launched its new Santa Fe with the redesigned model that represents another step forward for design, performance and innovation. Established as one of Hyundai’s iconic brands, the latest Santa Fe is the fourth… more
  • Enhance supply chains via on-demand, converged solutions
    Apr 26, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Enhance supply chains via on-demand, converged solutions

    By Kobus Visagie, Executive: Business Solutions at Tracker South Africa The container ship Ever Given running aground in the Suez Canal highlighted how dependent the world is on a smooth-running supply chain. However, when it comes to people,… more
  • Louis Coetzer’s legacy auto auction memorialised with global award
    Apr 26, 2021 Motoring

    Louis Coetzer’s legacy auto auction memorialised with global award

    WEAVING into a compelling legacy tale the strands of memories from devoted children who were raised by a humble South African man with a lifelong passion for collecting exceptional automobiles, is a simple family story that resonated around the… more
  • Ask Afrika Covid-19 Omnibus Annual Review
    Apr 26, 2021 Covid-19

    Ask Afrika Covid-19 Omnibus Annual Review

    Ask Afrika (an independent market research company) has been tracking the significant social change effected by the Covid-19 pandemic since the start of lockdown in South Africa. The main aim of the research is to understand the socio-economic… more
  • NEASA-SAAI partnership announcement
    Apr 26, 2021 Buzz

    NEASA-SAAI partnership announcement

    The National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA) and the family farming organisation, Southern Africa Agri Initiative (SAAI), signed a partnership agreement on 22 April 2021 to bridge labour issues in agriculture and to assist… more
  • SA steel industry primary versus downstream
    Apr 26, 2021 Buzz

    SA steel industry primary versus downstream

    Below is a testimony from one of our members Dear Gerhard I write to you once again with tears in my eyes. It is now more than 5 years since our government implemented duties to protect the primary steel industry, without considering the impact… more
  • Six things to be aware of  if you want to protect your car’s paintwork
    Apr 26, 2021 Motoring

    Six things to be aware of if you want to protect your car’s paintwork

    If you enjoy spending time buffing and polishing your car you may be unwittingly damaging the paintwork on your car. Richard Green, national director of the South African Motor Body Repair Association (SAMBRA), a proud association of the Retail… more
  • The super-spacious and ultra-flexible new Renault Triber range is definitely more than meets the eye
    Apr 26, 2021 Motoring

    The super-spacious and ultra-flexible new Renault Triber range is definitely more than…

    To think that the extraordinary Renault TRIBER has been in the marketplace for over a year, offering value-for-money, at a most opportune time within our economic climate. The TRIBER presents an innovative concept of SUV design – A… more
  • Ford Empowers Unjani Clinics and Meals on Wheels with Vehicle Donations to Assist Vulnerable Communities in South Africa
    Apr 26, 2021 Buzz

    Ford Empowers Unjani Clinics and Meals on Wheels with Vehicle Donations to Assist…

    Ford South Africa donated two Transit panel vans to Unjani Clinics NPC, a South African non-profit healthcare organisation Ford Motor Company Fund provided a R1.2-million grant for the conversion of the vans into mobile clinics, and to run the… more
  • Toyota behind SA’s biggest para-sports national championships
    Apr 26, 2021 Buzz

    Toyota behind SA’s biggest para-sports national championships

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) and the South Africa Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (SASAPD) will host yet another tournament of their annual National Championships. The games will take place in Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth),… more
  • Champions Use Champion SAE 20W-50 Racing Motor Oil
    Apr 26, 2021 Buzz

    Champions Use Champion SAE 20W-50 Racing Motor Oil

    For over six decades Champion Brands, a globally recognized blender and packager of motor oils, gear lubes, brake fluids, and many other specialty lubricants, continues their winning podium trend that “Champions Use Champion”. Champion’s SAE… more
  • Renault Group unveils its purpose: Our spirit of innovation takes mobility further to bring people closer
    Apr 26, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Renault Group unveils its purpose: Our spirit of innovation takes mobility further to…

    During its Annual General Meeting on April 23rd, the Group presented its purpose to its shareholders. It was developed jointly with all employees and in consultation with its stakeholders and validated by the Board of Directors. It expresses… more
  • Luc Julia, world-renowned expert in artificial intelligence, joins Groupe Renault
    Apr 23, 2021 Buzz

    Luc Julia, world-renowned expert in artificial intelligence, joins Groupe Renault

    Groupe Renault announces the appointment of Luc Julia, a worldwide expert in artificial intelligence and co-creator of the Siri technology, as Groupe Chief Scientific Officer. The arrival of Luc Julia is great news for the company. His… more
  • International Training Opportunity for Women Employed in Transport, Logistics, Supply Chain and/or Warehousing/Operations
    Apr 23, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    International Training Opportunity for Women Employed in Transport, Logistics, Supply…

    The Commercial Transport Academy, a multi-accredited and internationally recognised academy with a focus on women upliftment, has secured funding from the US Agency for International Development (USAID - from the American People) to launch an… more
  • Veoneer, emotion3D and AVL develop personalized restraint control technology
    Apr 23, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Veoneer, emotion3D and AVL develop personalized restraint control technology

    The automotive technology company Veoneer, Inc. (NYSE: VNE and SSE: VNE SDB), emotion3D, a leading pioneer in camera-based in-cabin monitoring software solutions, and AVL, a global leader in automotive development, testing and simulation, today… more
  • SA-based mobility company Africa’s first to become carbon neutral
    Apr 23, 2021 Buzz

    SA-based mobility company Africa’s first to become carbon neutral

    South Africa-based Planet42 has become the first mobility company in Africa to be certified carbon neutral. The company, which helps the underbanked population get access to cars with its socially inclusive car subscription service, achieved… more
  • Clark launches new L-Series diesel forklift trucks for Non-EU markets
    Apr 23, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Clark launches new L-Series diesel forklift trucks for Non-EU markets

    Powerful all-rounder with low operating costs Clark has launched a new diesel forklift series with load capacities from 2000 to 3300 kg. With a focus on good value for money, the L-Series is designed for the markets in the Middle East and… more
  • “75 and more for 55 and less”: Fisker calls for changes in EV incentives
    Apr 23, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    “75 and more for 55 and less”: Fisker calls for changes in EV incentives

    Fisker Inc. (NYSE: FSR) (Fisker) – passionate creator of the world’s most sustainable electric vehicles and advanced mobility solutions – marked World Earth Day with a call to action regarding federally funded clean vehicle incentives: a new… more
  • The triple threat: Types of distracted driving
    Apr 23, 2021 Buzz

    The triple threat: Types of distracted driving

    Removing the threat of distracted driving involves understanding the complexities of this habit. It cannot be minimised to just answering a call while driving. Driving while distracted is much more complex which could be why it is proving to be… more
  • New Ferrari Limited-Edition V12: the countdown has begun
    Apr 22, 2021 Motoring

    New Ferrari Limited-Edition V12: the countdown has begun

    The first official photographs of the special version of the 812 Superfast were made available today The model’s name and further technical information will be revealed on May 5 during a live-streamed event on Ferrari’s social media channels… more
  • ‘Let’s talk business’ discussion moderated by Olaf Mußhoff, Director of Automechanika.
    Apr 22, 2021 Buzz

    Let’s talk business: Web talk focused on alternative fuels

    The second talk in Messe Frankfurt’s new ‘Let’s talk business’ series welcomed key international players and associations to discuss alternative fuels. The digital talk took place on 14 April and dealt with the question of which mix of… more
  • IITPSA responds to government policies for digital development in SA
    Apr 22, 2021 Buzz

    IITPSA responds to government policies for digital development in SA

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  • EARTH DAY 2021 | Keep recycling – South Africa’s paper recycling rate is on the up
    Apr 22, 2021 Buzz

    EARTH DAY 2021 | Keep recycling – South Africa’s paper recycling rate is on the up

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  • No Truck Left Behind: How Ford’s Vehicle Evaluation Centre Ensures Every Ranger Meets Ford’s World-Class Quality Standards
    Apr 22, 2021 Buzz

    No Truck Left Behind: How Ford’s Vehicle Evaluation Centre Ensures Every Ranger Meets…

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  • Europcar latest to join FlexClub marketplace in car subscription revolution
    Apr 22, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Europcar latest to join FlexClub marketplace in car subscription revolution

    Car subscriptions on the FlexClub marketplace offer members unparalleled freedom Global car rental company Europcar, is the latest partner to join FlexClub, the car subscription marketplace, which will support the car rental company to venture… more
  • CPI: Quotes from RMB Chief Economist Ettienne le Roux
    Apr 22, 2021 Buzz

    CPI: Quotes from RMB Chief Economist Ettienne le Roux

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  • Ad-hoc announcement: Preliminary Key Financial Performance Figures of BMW AG for the first quarter 2021 exceed market expectations
    Apr 22, 2021 Buzz

    Ad-hoc announcement: Preliminary Key Financial Performance Figures of BMW AG for the…

    BMW AG reports sales growth in all significant regions of the world, in particular in China, and all brands in the first quarter of 2021. In addition, positive price and mix effects, as well as high demand for pre-owned cars, also lead to key… more
  • Mimecast Report: 85% of SA organisations were hurt by lack of cyber preparedness in 2020
    Apr 22, 2021 Buzz

    Mimecast Report: 85% of SA organisations were hurt by lack of cyber preparedness in 2020

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  • Don’t ignore these small complaints your car makes
    Apr 22, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Don’t ignore these small complaints your car makes

    Although many of the modern cars will provide ample warning when something is wrong with your car, there are often a number of smaller signs that can point to tell tale niggles, which if not attended to, can develop into an inconvenient… more
  • XCEED, the new blockchain solution for the certification of vehicle compliance is moving a step further in Europe
    Apr 22, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    XCEED, the new blockchain solution for the certification of vehicle compliance is moving…

    XCEED is a new blockchain solution for the European automotive industry to certify the compliance of vehicle’s components from design to production. Developed and realised by Faurecia, Groupe Renault, Knauf Industries, Simoldes, and Coşkunöz,… more
  • COIDA Amendment Bill's ban on cessions will deepen Compensation Fund dysfunctionality
    Apr 21, 2021 Buzz

    COIDA Amendment Bill's ban on cessions will deepen Compensation Fund dysfunctionality

    The National Employers' Association of South Africa (NEASA), representing thousands of businesses and well over 300 000 employees, warned Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Employment and Labour, that the inclusion of Section 43 of the COID… more
  • Porsche 911 Turbo – 2021 World Performance Car
    Apr 21, 2021 Motoring

    Porsche 911 Turbo – 2021 World Performance Car

    The World Car Awards recognizes the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and extends our support and recognition of the industry for rising to the many challenges it has faced. For our part, we have limited the reveal of the 2021 World… more
  • Land Rover Defender – 2021 World Car DESIGN of the Year
    Apr 21, 2021 Motoring

    Land Rover Defender – 2021 World Car DESIGN of the Year

    The World Car Awards recognizes the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and extends our support and recognition of the industry for rising to the many challenges it has faced. For our part, we have limited the reveal of the 2021 World… more
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class – 2021 World Luxury Car
    Apr 21, 2021 Motoring

    Mercedes-Benz S-Class – 2021 World Luxury Car

    The World Car Awards recognizes the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and extends our support and recognition of the industry for rising to the many challenges it has faced. For our part, we have limited the reveal of the 2021 World… more
  • HONDA e – 2021 World Urban Car
    Apr 21, 2021 Motoring

    HONDA e – 2021 World Urban Car

    The World Car Awards recognizes the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and extends our support and recognition of the industry for rising to the many challenges it has faced. For our part, we have limited the reveal of the 2021 World… more
  • Volkswagen ID.4 – 2021 World Car of the Year
    Apr 21, 2021 Motoring

    Volkswagen ID.4 – 2021 World Car of the Year

    The World Car Awards recognizes the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and extends our support and recognition of the industry for rising to the many challenges it has faced. For our part, we have limited the reveal of the 2021 World… more
  • A Gift unwrapped
    Apr 21, 2021 Motoring

    A Gift unwrapped

    Life is complex. It has become more complex in recent months. Car buying has changed, car selling has changed. Consumer needs have changed. Consumers have changed. The world is changing every second. Isn’t it time car makers change? GWM’s… more
  • SEMA Virtual Town Hall
    Apr 21, 2021 Buzz

    SEMA Virtual Town Hall

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  • Side hustles are permitted but check with your employer first
    Apr 21, 2021 Buzz

    Side hustles are permitted but check with your employer first

    In the age of pandemics and other socio-economic upheavals, relying on a single income may prove risky, especially as joblessness continues to rise, with Statistics South Africa reporting an unemployment rate of 32.5%, the highest it has been… more
  • The silicone gasket maker that’s ‘sensor-safe’
    Apr 21, 2021 Buzz

    The silicone gasket maker that’s ‘sensor-safe’

    A tough and elastic silicone for superior sealing is available from Pratley in the form of its RTV Silicone Grey Gasket Maker. This high-quality silicone-based sealing compound cures at room temperature to form a tough, superior elastic rubber… more
  • ACMA Automechanika to showcase array of aftermarket products at its maiden virtual edition
    Apr 21, 2021 Buzz

    ACMA Automechanika to showcase array of aftermarket products at its maiden virtual edition

    The virtual networking and sourcing platform will showcase latest products in automotive aftermarket. India's leading trade fair in automotive service industry, ACMA Automechanika is all set to launch its maiden virtual edition from 22 – 23… more
  • Chery’s EXEED Defines the Future at Auto Shanghai
    Apr 21, 2021 Buzz

    Chery’s EXEED Defines the Future at Auto Shanghai

    On April 19, Chery's high-end brand EXEED appeared at Auto Shanghai with all its current models on display. At the launch, the positioning of EXEED, “Extremely intelligent,” was announced, with the “4F” concept put forward for product… more
  • Vehicle sales recovery hampered by stock shortages
    Apr 21, 2021 Buzz

    Vehicle sales recovery hampered by stock shortages

    The recovery of the South African new vehicle market remains largely subdued, due to continued stock shortages, but there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. “Consumers have an appetite for new vehicles, especially in the entry level,… more
  • Cargo Heists on the Rise – Counting the Cost of Security
    Apr 21, 2021 Buzz

    Cargo Heists on the Rise – Counting the Cost of Security

    An unprecedented surge in international freight rates of up to 700 percent is putting many companies under enormous pressure and forcing them to take drastic measures to ensure their sustainability. In some cases, organisations are left with… more
  • Storytelling Key to Transformation of The SA Automotive Industry
    Apr 21, 2021 Buzz

    Storytelling Key to Transformation of The SA Automotive Industry

    Stephen Nale launched the country’s first black owned motor dealership in 2003. He believes telling more wide-ranging personal stories is a crucial part of turning the sector’s transformation theory into reality... Although black business… more
  • Grow your business at this manufacturing industry event
    Apr 21, 2021 Buzz

    Grow your business at this manufacturing industry event

    Bookings have opened to secure your virtual exhibition booth at the 2021 Manufacturing Indaba taking place from the 22 - 26 November 2021. The virtual event will connect industry stakeholders, foster dialogue, provide leading-edge information,… more
  • Veoneer and Swiss Re enter partnership to further improve assessment and enhance development of ADAS technology
    Apr 21, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Veoneer and Swiss Re enter partnership to further improve assessment and enhance…

    The automotive technology company Veoneer, Inc. (NYSE: VNE and SSE: VNE SDB) and insurance company Swiss Re are pooling their knowledge and vast experience on road safety technologies to further enhance the evaluation and development of… more
  • Bridget Finn of Finn Auto Repairs and Diagnostics sharing her positive experiences of working with apprentices from the College
    Apr 20, 2021 Buzz

    RMI German Chamber of Crafts partnership shines in Eastern Cape

    Last year the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) and the Chamber of Crafts Erfurt, also more popularly known as Handwerkskammer Erfurt (HWK), concluded a partnership to drive vocational training in the automotive aftermarket in the… more
  • ICT has the potential to become a solution to the problem of unemployment in Africa
    Apr 20, 2021 Covid-19

    ICT has the potential to become a solution to the problem of unemployment in Africa

    By Praba Moonsamy – Managing Director at Ikhaya Automation Systems The socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is especially hard-hitting for younger generations in Africa. The youth are faced with multiple challenges including… more
  • NSK, the driving force behind NWG
    Apr 20, 2021 Buzz

    NSK, the driving force behind NWG

    The NSK plant in Munderkingen, Germany, specialises in manufacturing the company’s full range of double row ball bearings, around 30% of which carry the NWG (Neuweg) branding. Double row ball bearings find their way into all kinds of industrial… more
  • Navya and REE Automotive announce that they have signed an agreement to develop a level 4 autonomous system including REE corner technology and Navya self-driving solutions
    Apr 20, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Navya and REE Automotive announce that they have signed an agreement to develop a level 4…

    Navya (FR0013018041- Navya), a leading company in autonomous driving systems and REE Automotive (“REE”), an innovator in e-Mobility, announce that they have signed an agreement to collaborate in the development of a level 4 autonomous system… more
  • Light Trucks and CUVs Secure Prominence in the Shifting Vehicle Landscape
    Apr 20, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Light Trucks and CUVs Secure Prominence in the Shifting Vehicle Landscape

    By 2028, light trucks are expected to make up 82% of all new light vehicles sold, according to new SEMA research Sales of light trucks continue to skyrocket and are expected to reach more than 82% of all new light vehicles purchased by 2028,… more
  • World premiere of the Toyota BZ4X Concept
    Apr 20, 2021 Motoring

    World premiere of the Toyota BZ4X Concept

    Toyota concept previews a new family of battery electric vehicles Toyota bZ – “beyond Zero” – highlights Toyota’s commitment to carbon neutrality, and beyond Constructed on an all-new e-TNGA platform, optimised for electric vehicles Developed… more
  • Toyota electrification plans to boost presence in Asia-Pacific EV market, says GlobalData
    Apr 20, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Toyota electrification plans to boost presence in Asia-Pacific EV market, says GlobalData

    Following the news that Toyota is set to unveil the concept version of the first model in its new battery electric vehicle (BEV) series, the Toyota bZ4X, in Shanghai and establish a full line-up of EVs to reduce CO2 emissions with the aim of… more
  • New cell technology for Neue Klasse: BMW Group strengthens battery expertise as part of the European Battery Innovation initiative
    Apr 20, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    New cell technology for Neue Klasse: BMW Group strengthens battery expertise as part of…

    Focus on the development of the next generation Li-ion cells for the Neue Klasse Technology leap: Further development in cell chemistry and format automotive-compatible solid-state battery by the end of the decade – demonstrator vehicle well… more
  • Avoiding the dangers of financing with balloon payments through flexible car subscriptions
    Apr 20, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Avoiding the dangers of financing with balloon payments through flexible car subscriptions

    The pandemic has had a devastating effect on people’s lives, jobs, and finances, savvy customers are opting not to be locked into traditional car finance with balloon payments offered by banks and other financial institutions. Instead, people… more
  • Bakwena’s food security project bears fruit
    Apr 20, 2021 Buzz

    Bakwena’s food security project bears fruit

    The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted once again the desperate need to address food security issues in rural communities across South Africa. As hard lockdown took its toll, the need for food security became all the more important. Bakwena Platinum… more
  • Vayyar Imaging secures FCC Waiver and JP certification, becoming the first and only globally regulated provider of automotive in-cabin 4D imaging radar
    Apr 20, 2021 Buzz

    Vayyar Imaging secures FCC Waiver and JP certification, becoming the first and only…

    With US FCC approval, EU ETSI compliance and JP TELEC certification, the tier 2 supplier’s globally regulated 4D imaging radar provides lifesaving in-cabin monitoring applications such as Child Presence Detection, while yielding significant… more
  • Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Van Rooyen victorious at Zwartkops
    Apr 20, 2021 Motorsport

    Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Van Rooyen victorious at Zwartkops

    It was a solid weekend of racing for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s Global Touring Car (GTC) team at Zwartkops, with Michael van Rooyen recording his second victory of the year during Round 2; and Mandla Mdakane finishing in second place during the… more
  • Zutari appoints Sudesh Maharaj as new Client Director: Transport
    Apr 20, 2021 Buzz

    Zutari appoints Sudesh Maharaj as new Client Director: Transport

    Engineering consultancy Zutari has appointed Sudesh Maharaj as its new Client Director: Transport. Maharaj is taking over from Phil Hendricks, who is retiring later this year. Maharaj joins Zutari after a rewarding 27-year career at Transnet,… more
  • Veoneer radar and stereovision in Mercedes EQS hands-off self-driving tech
    Apr 19, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Veoneer radar and stereovision in Mercedes EQS hands-off self-driving tech

    The automotive technology company Veoneer, Inc. (NYSE: VNE and SSE: VNE SDB), is proud supplier of critical building blocks in the Mercedes EQS, the electric sedan equipped to offer hands-off self-driving tech. Mercedes EQS Drive Pilot system… more
  • GKN Automotive appoints new President of China business
    Apr 19, 2021 Buzz

    GKN Automotive appoints new President of China business

    GKN Automotive signals its ambitions for growth in China with new leader of China business Asia Pacific and China automotive expert Shaoling (Charlie) Qiu announced as new President GKN Automotive China GKN Automotive is the global leader in… more
  • High performance with added variety: M xDrive makes its debut in the BMW M3 and BMW M4
    Apr 19, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    High performance with added variety: M xDrive makes its debut in the BMW M3 and BMW M4

    Bespoke M all-wheel-drive system for the new BMW M3 Competition Sedan and BMW M4 Competition Coupé takes dynamics, agility and precision up another notch. Additional model variants available in South Africa from Q4 2021. More performance, more… more
  • Buying A Crate Engine – Why BluePrint Engines?
    Apr 19, 2021 Buzz

    Buying A Crate Engine – Why BluePrint Engines?

    Typically crate engines are a one-time buy and a large investment. Whether you are in the market for a small block, big block, LS or stroker engine, there are many things you will want to consider before purchasing. In our latest YouTube video,… more
  • Liqui Moly Stocks Up On Anti-rat Spray
    Apr 19, 2021 Buzz

    Liqui Moly Stocks Up On Anti-rat Spray

    A change in human behaviour in the last 12 months has led to a change in the behaviour of that destructive rodent – the rat. Where human activity has come to an end - albeit temporarily - rats have moved in and multiplied, and this can include… more
  • Mitsubishi launches Pajero “Legend 100”
    Apr 19, 2021 Motoring

    Mitsubishi launches Pajero “Legend 100”

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa celebrates Pajero legend Only 100 Pajero “Legend 100” derivatives produced Pajero Sport Exceed takes over as Mitsubishi’s flagship 4x4 SUV Just 100 Mitsubishi owners now get the opportunity to join the exclusive… more
  • The impact of technology on the audit product
    Apr 19, 2021 Buzz

    The impact of technology on the audit product

    During SAICA’s consultation with stakeholders around audit reform and the perception of the causes of the current state of the auditing profession, the topic of the impact of technology on the audit product was raised. Specifically, with the… more
  • The 3rd Gen HAVAL H6 and JOLION Will Launch in Global Market
    Apr 19, 2021 Motoring

    The 3rd Gen HAVAL H6 and JOLION Will Launch in Global Market

    In 2020, the 3rd Gen HAVAL H6 and JOLION in China received very high market attention, not only helping HAVAL H6 to maintain one of the best-selling SUV models, but also promoting HAVAL to become one of the best-selling SUV brands in China. A… more
  • 2021 FIA Formula One Emilia Romagna Grand Prix - Race - Sunday
    Apr 19, 2021 Motorsport

    2021 FIA Formula One Emilia Romagna Grand Prix - Race - Sunday

    It would have been such a good story. If ever there would have been a case of picking up where we had left off, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix would have been it. Our final points of the 2020 season had been in Imola, and for a long time we… more
  • TruckStore making bold moves in South Africa to accommodate current and future growth
    Apr 19, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    TruckStore making bold moves in South Africa to accommodate current and future growth

    TruckStore South Africa celebrates the official opening of its larger and more prominently located new facility The used trucks & buses retail outlet further expands its footprint across South Africa to create easy access for customers and… more
  • Practice governance: guarding against familiarity and misplaced trust
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    Practice governance: guarding against familiarity and misplaced trust

    As South Africa continues to fight its way through the economic challenges posed by COVID-19, it is important that the financial market system is seen to be stable and trustworthy in order to attract investments. Providers of capital need to… more
  • The cloud-cuckooland jurisprudence of “nil compensation”
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    The cloud-cuckooland jurisprudence of “nil compensation”

    Sections 25(2) and (3) of the Constitution (currently) require that, when government expropriates property, there must be “payment” of an “amount” of compensation. To any reasonable person, this means that when government expropriates property,… more
  • New SEMA Garage Planned in Michigan
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    New SEMA Garage Planned in Michigan

    45,000-sq.ft. facility to include high-tech equipment, testing lab, and new services for ADAS systems The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) purchased a 45,000-square-foot building in the Detroit, Mich., area to be used as a second… more
  • New Peugeot 3008
    Apr 16, 2021 Motoring

    New Peugeot 3008

    Since launching in 2016, the PEUGEOT 3008 has taken the lead in the compact SUV market, achieved outstanding commercial performance in Europe and internationally, and scooped the Car of The Year award in 2017. Fast forward to 2021 now and get… more
  • Ford SA Celebrates Global Mustang Day, Honours Carroll Shelby for 55 years of Supercharged Shelby Mustangs
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    Ford SA Celebrates Global Mustang Day, Honours Carroll Shelby for 55 years of…

    Ford South Africa celebrates 55th anniversary of first supercharged Shelby Mustang The extremely rare Mustang was capable of 0-100km/h in under six seconds and a top speed over 240km/h Ford Mustang is the world’s best-selling sports car and… more
  • Lego plus a touch of boldness (episode 1)
    Apr 16, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Lego plus a touch of boldness (episode 1)

    Using its expertise in electric vehicles, its experience in Formula 1 and with the enthusiasm and passion of its engineering, development and control teams, Renault has developed the innovative hybrid E-TECH powertrain. What is less well known… more
  • Rising fuel prices, costlier conventional vehicles drive CNG car sales in India, says GlobalData
    Apr 16, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Rising fuel prices, costlier conventional vehicles drive CNG car sales in India, says…

    Following the news that Maruti Suzuki India Limited sold over 157,000 factory-fitted CNG vehicles in FY2020-21; Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view:… more
  • Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) to provide batteries for all new eSkootr championship, setting new standards of eSkootr performance
    Apr 16, 2021 Motorsport

    Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) to provide batteries for all new eSkootr…

    Williams Advanced Engineering has been announced as sole provider of batteries for the all new eSkootr race series The championship will be contested on street circuits across the world, supported by a maximum of 10 teams, racing 30 eSkootrs… more
  • The Peugeot Lion Roars Louder
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    The Peugeot Lion Roars Louder

    The world’s oldest surviving automotive brand is reaffirming its personality and character with a new logo. It is turning over a new page in its history. Since 1850, PEUGEOT has had ten successive logos, all of which feature the lion’s emblem.… more
  • Yet another crippling blow for the Steel Industry
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    Yet another crippling blow for the Steel Industry

    by Gerhard Papenfus AMSA’s second blast furnace is off, again. You may recall that the current critical shortage of steel in South Africa is as a direct result of AMSA’s deliberate decision not to start up the second blast furnace at… more
  • Thebe Ikalafeng, founder and chairman of Brand Africa, South Africa, was a keynote speaker at the inaugural Made In Africa Conference and Expo
    Apr 16, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    More than 3 100 professionals gather online to support “Buy Africa, For Africa” event…

    More than 3 100 registered African procurement and supply chain professionals and SMEs from 65 countries got together this week for the largest ever virtual gathering of and showcase for African buyers and sellers. Their aim is to kickstart a… more
  • New blue mixing toner for Standoblue basecoat system from Standox
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    New blue mixing toner for Standoblue basecoat system from Standox

    Brilliant Blue 125 from Standox, the Wuppertal refinish brand, ensures perfect colour matching for certain blue shades. Blue is generally considered a cool colour, but according to psychologists, it stands for positive values such as harmony,… more
  • Messe Muenchen South Africa turns expos into multi-channel marketing opportunity
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    Messe Muenchen South Africa turns expos into multi-channel marketing opportunity

    IFAT Africa, food & drink technology Africa, analytica Lab Africa offer exhibitors comprehensive marketing campaigns for greater ROI Messe Muenchen South Africa, organisers of IFAT Africa, food & drink technology Africa and analytica Lab… more
  • Kia and Total: a long-lasting partnership!
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    Kia and Total: a long-lasting partnership!

    Kia Corporation and Total Lubrifiants have renewed their global partnership (*) in March 2021 for 5 years. Total Lubrifiants continues to be the recommended partner of Kia Corporation for the sales of lubricants in the dealership networks until… more
  • Arriver™ to start deploying software on Qualcomm Snapdragon Ride Platform – a step further towards semi-autonomous driving
    Apr 16, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Arriver™ to start deploying software on Qualcomm Snapdragon Ride Platform – a step…

    The software company Arriver™ has started operations and taken additional steps on its journey towards providing leading software stack enabling Level 1 ADAS to Level 3 semi-autonomous driving. Arriver has started to optimize and deploy… more
  • 4IR offers significant opportunities to manufacturing sector
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    4IR offers significant opportunities to manufacturing sector

    There is an argument to be made that Africa has to an extent missed out on the opportunity for large scale industrialisation given that many of the conditions that allowed for industrialisation to take place at scale in the West - and in some… more
  • The audit expectation gap
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    The audit expectation gap

    The South African and other global economies have fallen victim to corporate failures that resulted in devastating effects on investors and the public. When such corporate failures do occur, the role of the auditor is often brought under… more
  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2021 defers to yield more promising exhibition results
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2021 defers to yield more promising exhibition results

    Prolonged global travel restrictions continue to hamper the entry of non-residential visitors into Vietnam. As an international meeting point for players in the local automotive community, the limitations of face-to-face business exchange have… more
  • AA relieved at potential fuel price breather for May
    Apr 16, 2021 Buzz

    AA relieved at potential fuel price breather for May

    Stability on international petroleum markets and a stronger exchange rate have given fuel prices a breather. This is according to the Automobile Association, which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central… more
  • Toyota Gazoo Racing SA at full power for Zwartkops GTC races
    Apr 16, 2021 Motorsport

    Toyota Gazoo Racing SA at full power for Zwartkops GTC races

    This weekend will see Round 2 of the 2021 Global Touring Cars (GTC) championship take place at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria, and both the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA Corollas will be in action again. The “Rustenburg Rocket”, Michael van… more
  • Hyper-automation ‘still in baby shoes in SA’
    Apr 15, 2021 Buzz

    Hyper-automation ‘still in baby shoes in SA’

    One of the hottest trends in enterprise software over the past few years has been Robotic Process Automation (RPA) – telling a computer to carry out repetitive tasks according to a structured set of rules. Once businesses work out how to use… more
  • Five things government must do to reduce fuel prices in SA
    Apr 15, 2021 Buzz

    Five things government must do to reduce fuel prices in SA

    No silver bullet to bringing down fuel prices Providing cheaper fuels to South African citizens will not happen with the flick of switch but will require a multi-faceted, multi-departmental approach with the involvement of the private sector.… more
  • Volta Trucks announces the appointment of new CEO and Executive Chairman
    Apr 15, 2021 Buzz

    Volta Trucks announces the appointment of new CEO and Executive Chairman

    Volta Trucks, the leading full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman, as it prepares to move ahead with the next stage of its corporate development.… more
  • World renowned supply chain experts Carol Ptak and Dick Ling join 2021 SAPICS Conference line-up
    Apr 15, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    World renowned supply chain experts Carol Ptak and Dick Ling join 2021 SAPICS Conference…

    Two of the biggest names in the global supply chain community, Carol Ptak and Richard (Dick) Ling, who is widely regarded as the “father” of Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), will be sharing their deep experience with South African supply… more
  • Toyota Prius - Added Tech, Safety & Functionality for Hybrid Icon
    Apr 15, 2021 Motoring

    Toyota Prius - Added Tech, Safety & Functionality for Hybrid Icon

    The Toyota Prius needs no introduction, now in its 4th-generation, it continues to serve as Toyota’s Hybrid icon and pioneer. Combining unique, futuristic styling with a practical five-door layout, TNGA platform and 1.8-litre Hybrid powertrain… more
  • London Concours announces cars on display in 2021
    Apr 15, 2021 Motoring

    London Concours announces cars on display in 2021

    Once again, the prestigious event assembles the finest collection of cars ever, in the heart of the City of London London Concours 2021 reveals the full list of nearly 100 spectacular historic and performance cars at London’s HAC from the 8-10… more
  • Life in the fast lane: air taxis
    Apr 15, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Life in the fast lane: air taxis

    Manufacturers worldwide are working on eyecatching models for what will soon become the latest in public transportation – air taxis. Each incorporating different technologies, features and designs. But they all have one thing in common: a… more
  • Wheel Well: Donate a car seat for a child's road safety
    Apr 15, 2021 Buzz

    Wheel Well: Donate a car seat for a child's road safety

    Join Wheel Well in advocating for Children's road safety in South Africa. How can you help? Donate your old car seat to Wheel Well or you can make a cash donation to subsidise those parents who are really battling to make ends meet. Contact us:… more
  • In-Vehicle Advertising to Fall Flat - Commerce Is The New Revenue Stream For Car Makers
    Apr 15, 2021 Buzz

    In-Vehicle Advertising to Fall Flat - Commerce Is The New Revenue Stream For Car Makers

    OEMs will make US$3.94 billion in revenues with In-vehicle payments in 2026 Connected vehicle subscriptions hardly offset the costs of providing connectivity, so OEMs are looking for strategies to extract revenue from their installed base.… more
  • The NCR and the Credit Ombud rowing together in the same boat
    Apr 15, 2021 Buzz

    The NCR and the Credit Ombud rowing together in the same boat

    The National Credit Regulator (NCR) and the Credit Ombud have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) facilitating co-operation and collaboration in achieving the objectives of the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 (the Act) and specifically… more
  • ACMA Automechanika ready to reunite aftermarket players through its first-ever virtual edition
    Apr 15, 2021 Buzz

    ACMA Automechanika ready to reunite aftermarket players through its first-ever virtual…

    Opening doors to lucrative sourcing opportunities, the virtual edition of ACMA Automechanika is all set to unite the auto component and aftermarket players through its integrated digital platform. The online trade fair will provide wider… more
  • Opinion Piece: Technology key in reaching herd immunity goals for COVID-19 vaccine roll-outs
    Apr 15, 2021 Covid-19

    Opinion Piece: Technology key in reaching herd immunity goals for COVID-19 vaccine…

    To achieve the 60% target deemed necessary for herd immunity, Africa needs to vaccinate 780 million people out of a population of 1.3 billion and in South Africa, 40 million people need to receive the vaccine. While SA’s vaccination roll-out… more
  • Shortage of Containers from the Far East
    Apr 15, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Shortage of Containers from the Far East

    Please note that China & the Far East will be facing major container shortages in the next few days and coming weeks. A shortage of containers in key locations, especially across Asia has been a major challenge during the latter part of 2020… more
  • Hyundai enters luxury MPV segment with new Staria
    Apr 15, 2021 Motoring

    Hyundai enters luxury MPV segment with new Staria

    The Hyundai Motor Company has launched its new Staria multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) lineup via a digital world premiere, establishing a model for its future purpose-built vehicles (PBVs). The Staria’s debut furthers Hyundai Motor’s transformation… more
  • The new Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC+: the S-Class of SUVs is here
    Apr 15, 2021 Motoring

    The new Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC+: the S-Class of SUVs is here

    A seven-seater SUV that blasts you from zero to 100 km/h in 4,2 seconds, while wrapping you in the lap of luxury? You’d better believe it. Welcome to the new Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC+, which is about to redefine the South African luxury SUV… more
  • Fresh momentum for extreme driving pleasure: The MINI John Cooper Works
    Apr 15, 2021 Motoring

    Fresh momentum for extreme driving pleasure: The MINI John Cooper Works

    With its purist design, extended standard equipment, new operating system and attractive equipment packages, the top sports car in the premium segment of small cars presents itself more than ever in top form. Long straights awaken its tracking… more
  • CAPAS Chengdu:  Pre-register to meet exhibitors online
    Apr 15, 2021 Buzz

    CAPAS Chengdu: Pre-register to meet exhibitors online

    The Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) returns from 20 to 22 May 2021. The show will debut the Chengdu-Chongqing Dual-city Economic Rim zone to highlight the latest regional development… more
  • FPT industrial engines at your fingertips away: introducing the MyFPT APP
    Apr 14, 2021 Buzz

    FPT industrial engines at your fingertips away: introducing the MyFPT APP

    For all FPT Industrial engine users, and there are millions all over the world, great news is on the way: it’s called MyFPT and it is the smartphone application that not only places all the data, user's manuals and service schedules for FPT… more
  • Ford South Africa Launches New Accessories and Options to Enhance the Ford Ranger
    Apr 14, 2021 Buzz

    Ford South Africa Launches New Accessories and Options to Enhance the Ford Ranger

    Raptor-style grille adds personalisation and presence without compromising capability Power roller shutter brings added convenience to Ranger Faraday pouch anti-scan wallet provides cost-effective and convenient solution for preventing keyless… more
  • Willard Dream battery set to make a difference for children with life-threatening illnesses
    Apr 14, 2021 Buzz

    Willard Dream battery set to make a difference for children with life-threatening…

    AutoX, manufacturer of Willard Batteries, is excited to introduce another innovative and positive approach to its business community. This comes in the form of its latest campaign which involves the production of a limited-edition Willard®… more
  • POPIA: Information Officers: Guidance Note on Registration
    Apr 14, 2021 Buzz

    POPIA: Information Officers: Guidance Note on Registration

    As previously communicated, every employer who processes any personal information must register an Information Officer as per the Protection of Personal Information Act. The Information Regulator has now published a guidance note on the… more
  • The industry of Spanish automotive suppliers registers a steady increase
    Apr 14, 2021 Buzz

    The industry of Spanish automotive suppliers registers a steady increase

    With a 13.8% decrease in its exports during 2020 compared to 2019, Spanish automotive suppliers have showed a resilient and competitive position during a difficult year due to COVID-19 consequences for automotive industry worldwide Spanish… more
  • King Price Insurance’s client experience partner, Wynand van Vuuren
    Apr 14, 2021 Buzz

    Does the colour of your car affect your insurance premium?

    ‘Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants, so long as it is black.’ Times have certainly changed since Henry Ford made his famous statement back in 1909. Today, the most popular car colour on South Africa’s roads is white:… more
  • Dereck Sigamoney, Managing Director at LabourGenie.Net
    Apr 14, 2021 Buzz

    The Imperative Role that Technology Plays in Workforce Management

    Workforce Management has always required a highly specialised balancing act to ensure efficacy. Within the current socio-economic climate, this knife’s edge has become much more complicated than ever before. To manage this and ensure success,… more
  • Volkswagen Rwanda unveils new charging station for electric vehicles
    Apr 14, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Volkswagen Rwanda unveils new charging station for electric vehicles

    This is second charging station in Kigali The station forms part of the e-mobility pilot project in partnership with Siemens Continuing the drive towards sustainable mobility for Sub-Saharan Africa, Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda (VWMSR)… more
  • SUV trendsetters offer even more power and precision
    Apr 14, 2021 Motoring

    SUV trendsetters offer even more power and precision

    Mercedes-AMG’s long-awaited performance offering for the GLE generation has reached South African shores, with the GLE 53 4MATIC+ and GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupé set to liven up the mid-size SUV market with a combination of head-turning looks and… more
  • FMF Launches Socio Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA)
    Apr 14, 2021 Buzz

    FMF Launches Socio Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA)

    Government ICT Policy is Harming Consumers On Tuesday 13 April 2021, the Free Market Foundation (FMF) launched a Socio Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) of ICT and Spectrum policy, and its impact on consumers. The findings are not good.… more
  • The ANC’s intended CONFISCATION OF PROPERTY will cause hyperinflation
    Apr 13, 2021 Buzz

    The ANC’s intended CONFISCATION OF PROPERTY will cause hyperinflation

    The Expropriation Without Compensation Bill, currently before Parliament, has the potential of devastating the South African economy. It holds the risk of setting hyperinflation, the cessation of production, and severe shortages in food, goods… more
  • Mitsubishi Motors South Africa flaunts new dealer visibility
    Apr 13, 2021 Buzz

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa flaunts new dealer visibility

    New corporate and visual identity for all dealerships Realigning the brand’s heritage, reputation, and future New look communicates MMSA presence with visibility, distinctiveness, authenticity, transparency, and consistency Mitsubishi Motors… more
  • Chery CVT25 Wins Top 10 Transmissions in the World
    Apr 13, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Chery CVT25 Wins Top 10 Transmissions in the World

    On March 27, the results of the 4th "Lopal Cup Top 10 Transmissions in the World” sponsored by CarBingo Academy are newly released. After strict real vehicle tests and expert reviews, Chery CVT25 stands out from many shortlisted products, gets… more
  • Is your customer service successful?
    Apr 13, 2021 Buzz

    Is your customer service successful?

    Automated kiosks and Service Stations for self-served check in and checkout have become common enough. Particularly powered by eCommerce and mobile first solutions, making people comfortable using them. The industries that have started using… more
  • Alpine X Felipe Pantone
    Apr 13, 2021 Buzz

    Alpine X Felipe Pantone

    Alpine partners with Felipe Pantone to celebrate Alpine's entry into Formula 1 and the upcoming inauguration of the Alpine floor at the Atelier Renault on the Champs-Elysées Felipe Pantone gives us his interpretation of Formula 1 with Alpine… more
  • Renewable fuel to power Continental GT3 to the clouds – Bentley’s 2021 Pikes Peak racer unveiled
    Apr 13, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Renewable fuel to power Continental GT3 to the clouds – Bentley’s 2021 Pikes Peak racer…

    Bentley launches new sustainability initiative with return to Pikes Peak “Continental GT3 Pikes Peak” to run on renewable fuel Modified race car to be the most dynamic Bentley ever built Bentley bids for triple crown of Pikes Peak records… more
  • The viability of a domestic credit card scheme for South Africa
    Apr 13, 2021 Buzz

    The viability of a domestic credit card scheme for South Africa

    A submission to the South African Reserve Bank The statutory implementation of a domestic credit or debit card scheme would not ensure that South Africans receive either better service or lower real costs. Moreover, a card scheme that receives… more
  • REE Automotive Signs Strategic Collaboration Agreement with Magna
    Apr 13, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    REE Automotive Signs Strategic Collaboration Agreement with Magna

    Collaboration aims to bring to market fully Modular Electric Vehicles (MEVs) ‘Powered by REE’, to fulfill the growing needs for next generation EV of leading tech companies and new electric mobility players, accelerating their time-to- market… more
  •  Opinion piece: With alcohol laws getting stricter - enforcement needs to be top of mind
    Apr 13, 2021 Buzz

    Opinion piece: With alcohol laws getting stricter - enforcement needs to be top of mind

    Sin tax charged on alcohol and cigarettes went up by 8% with immediate effect recently after the Finance Minister’s 2021 Budget Speech. Although the increases are marginal, South Africans will still need to dig deeper in their pockets to enjoy… more
  • Pajero Sport conquers the Witteberg Mountains
    Apr 13, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Pajero Sport conquers the Witteberg Mountains

    Brand ambassador still convinced Pajero Sport is the pick of the bunch Outstanding capabilities proven on notorious Moolmanshoek 4x4 trails Excellent all-round package suitable for a number of applications Any 4x4 enthusiast worth his or her… more
  • Continental Tyre SA Receives Prestigious Energy Efficiency Award
    Apr 13, 2021 Buzz

    Continental Tyre SA Receives Prestigious Energy Efficiency Award

    Continental Tyre South Africa's Sustainable Technology & Infrastructure Department wins the Industrial Corporate Project of the Year Award The prestigious award was given for a heat-recovery project which significantly reduced energy… more
  • Europieces Luxembourg is the new Clark sales partner in Luxembourg
    Apr 13, 2021 Buzz

    Europieces Luxembourg is the new Clark sales partner in Luxembourg

    Logistics solutions from a single source With Europieces Luxembourg S.A. Clark Europe has found a new sales partner for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and has thus further expanded its market presence in the Benelux countries. "With Europieces… more
  • Historic Racing delivers cracking action at Phakisa
    Apr 12, 2021 Motorsport

    Historic Racing delivers cracking action at Phakisa

    The Historic Racing South Africa away weekend to Phakisa in the Free State delivered some exciting and giant-killing action as Peter Bailey’s Porsche came out on top in the Sports, GT and Saloon races with an angry Escort in close attendance.… more
  • First South African CEO at the helm of BMW Group South Africa.
    Apr 12, 2021 Buzz

    First South African CEO at the helm of BMW Group South Africa.

    BMW Group South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa announced the appointment of new CEO Peter van Binsbergen, who officially took over the reins from Tim Abbott in January 2021. Mr van Binsbergen brings a unique and international perspective as the… more
  • Volkswagens galore as Round 2 of the national circuit racing series reaches Pretoria’s Zwartkops Raceway
    Apr 12, 2021 Motorsport

    Volkswagens galore as Round 2 of the national circuit racing series reaches Pretoria’s…

    Zwartkops to host Round 2 of the 2021 Xtreme Festival Full field of more than 20 Polos expected on the grid for the Volkswagen Polo Cup In excess of 10 more Polos to ensure close racing in the SupaCup category of the Global Touring Car series… more
  • The ‘Software République’: a new open ecosystem for intelligent and sustainable mobility
    Apr 12, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    The ‘Software République’: a new open ecosystem for intelligent and sustainable mobility

    Atos, Dassault Systèmes, Groupe Renault, STMicroelectronics and Thales join forces to create the ‘Software République’: a new open ecosystem for intelligent and sustainable mobility. Five leaders in their domains have laid the foundations for… more
  • EVs finally beginning to fulfil prophecies in 2020 as sales grew 40.9% YOY, says GlobalData
    Apr 12, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    EVs finally beginning to fulfil prophecies in 2020 as sales grew 40.9% YOY, says…

    Despite the COVID-19 pandemic causing a decline in the global auto industry, sales of electric vehicles (EVs) grew 40.9% year-on-year (YOY) and accounted for 4% of car sales in 2020, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics… more
  • Buy your new Hyundai online all the way without leaving the comfort of your home
    Apr 12, 2021 Motoring

    Buy your new Hyundai online all the way without leaving the comfort of your home

    Hyundai has entered the realm of complete online shopping with Cl!ck to Buy ¬¬in South Africa – giving you the comfort of selecting and buying your car online from the comfort of your couch, up to the point of having your new vehicle delivered… more
  • Motor vehicle safety: Keeping windscreen ADAS in check
    Apr 12, 2021 Buzz

    Motor vehicle safety: Keeping windscreen ADAS in check

    By Jacques Harmse, National Franchise and Technical Manager at Autoboys Driving a car in 2021 is an increasingly autonomous experience thanks to a wide array of hi-tech Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). ADAS comprises electronic… more
  • SAPICS Webinar | Learn how successful businesses Connect
    Apr 12, 2021 Buzz

    SAPICS Webinar | Learn how successful businesses Connect

    SAPICS and OpenText are proud to bring you this highly captivating webinar titled "How Successful Businesses Use EDI To Connect, Communicate And Collaborate Around The World" Online via Zoom Tuesday, 13 April 2021 15h00 - 16h00 SAST, CAT, GMT+2… more
  • BMW Group scaling artificial intelligence for data privacy in production – with innovative anonymisation algorithms
    Apr 12, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group scaling artificial intelligence for data privacy in production – with…

    AI innovation and data privacy go hand in hand BMW Group publishes AI anonymisation algorithms No-code AI: Users with no programming skills can create AI applications, including data privacy, in a short time The BMW Group is publishing an… more
  • Siemens offers significant e-mobility opportunities for Ashok Leyland in India, says GlobalData
    Apr 12, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    Siemens offers significant e-mobility opportunities for Ashok Leyland in India, says…

    Following the news that Ashok Leyland’s Switch Mobility Automotive and Siemens have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to execute e-mobility projects in India; Bakar Sadik Agwan, Senior Automotive Consulting Analyst at GlobalData, a… more
  • Easter road statistics don’t add up
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Easter road statistics don’t add up

    Official numbers give false view of road safety in SA Easter road safety statistics released by Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula yesterday (SUBS: 8 April) would be encouraging if the broader Easter statistics from previous years aligned… more
  • Powerful Amarok V6 now bullet-resistant!
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Powerful Amarok V6 now bullet-resistant!

    The new 190 kW Amarok becomes the most powerful standard armoured double-cab bakkie in South Africa! Full B6 (assault rifle including AK47 and R1) protection. SVI has completed the first of three units. 12 weeks conversion time. With 190 kW and… more
  • FAW leads the pack in heavy commercial vehicle market
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    FAW leads the pack in heavy commercial vehicle market

    FAW Trucks dominates sales in Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) sector FAW 8.140FL 5-tonne and 15.180FL 8-tonne trucks drive sales in HCV segment Upgrade to models expected in second quarter of 2021 FAW Trucks achieved a significant milestone in… more
  • Akio Toyoda – 2021 World Car PERSON of the Year
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Akio Toyoda – 2021 World Car PERSON of the Year

    Ninety-three distinguished international journalists on the World Car Awards jury panel have voted AKIO TOYODA, President and CEO, Toyota Motor Corporation, as the 2021 World Car PERSON of the Year. Akio Toyoda is the charismatic President and… more
  • Botterill / Vacy-Lyle to start title defence in Delmas
    Apr 09, 2021 Motorsport

    Botterill / Vacy-Lyle to start title defence in Delmas

    The two opening rounds of the 2021 South African National Rally Championship (NRC) are due to take place this weekend, and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s Guy Botterill and navigator Simon Vacy-Lyle will be starting the defence of the title they won… more
  • JAC Motors' X200 1.5-tonne bakkie a popular choice among business owners
    Apr 09, 2021 Motoring

    JAC Motors' X200 1.5-tonne bakkie a popular choice among business owners

    Compact and manoeuvrable workhorse to go where big trucks cannot. Reliable 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine for harsh working conditions. Robust suspension with a large payload to comfortably transport heavy loads. Affordability and low running… more
  • 5 retail categories that will lead the sector’s recovery in 2021
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    5 retail categories that will lead the sector’s recovery in 2021

    While StatsSA’s latest figures show retail trade falling 3.5% year-on-year from 2019 to 2020, continuing a 10-month downward spiral, South Africa’s retailers are starting to show signs of adapting to the needs of the changing market. Dov… more
  • Mahindra opens new state-of-the-art warehouse in Linbro Park
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Mahindra opens new state-of-the-art warehouse in Linbro Park

    Mahindra South Africa today opened the doors to its new national parts warehouse in Linbro Business Park in Gauteng. The new warehouse, situated near the intersection of the N1, M1 and N3 highways in Johannesburg, is more than 30% larger than… more
  • Chemical Logistics Toyota racing on top as GTC heads to Zwartkops
    Apr 09, 2021 Motorsport

    Chemical Logistics Toyota racing on top as GTC heads to Zwartkops

    Investchem Racing heads to Zwartkops with two of its Global Touring Car drivers on top in the title chase and the third man tied in fourth as the series descends on Pretoria fully intent on delivering the race of the day at Saturday 17 April's… more
  • Renault colours the world
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Renault colours the world

    The figures are relentless! Despite an increasingly wide range of body colours, it is the so-called ’neutral’ colours such as white, black, and gray that are by far the most popular for new car buyers. In this context, Renault is the brand that… more
  • Thousandfold tested with DEPRAG: fast, safe and gentle
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Thousandfold tested with DEPRAG: fast, safe and gentle

    Screwdriver Function Module with electronic stroke DEPRAG supplies test bench for leading fuel tank system manufacturer The automotive technology company Blau, subsidiary of MAGNA Energy Storage Systems GesmbH in Weiz, Austria relies on… more
  • Do you use adaptive cruise control?
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Do you use adaptive cruise control?

    MasterDrive is a firm advocate of ensuring you understand the safety technology in your vehicle. This includes knowing how to use it properly to ensure it provides extra safety and does not become a hazard. The below article on a study on… more
  • E-Fuels: building block in the drive mix
    Apr 09, 2021 Mobilty Beat

    E-Fuels: building block in the drive mix

    Electromobility is gaining momentum, especially when it comes to individual transport. Despite this, it does not have to be the only drive type when it comes to the emissions-free mobility mix of the future. Synthetic fuels, i.e. E-Fuels, could… more
  • Volkswagen leads the passenger car market in the first three months of 2021
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Volkswagen leads the passenger car market in the first three months of 2021

    The Volkswagen brand sold over 17 000 units in the first three months of 2021. The Uitenhage manufacturing plant has exported over 26 000 Polos to international markets in the first quarter of 2021. The Volkswagen brand in South Africa recorded… more
  • Ford Adds Eye-catching Style and Personality to Segment-leading EcoSport
    Apr 09, 2021 Motoring

    Ford Adds Eye-catching Style and Personality to Segment-leading EcoSport

    Ford EcoSport Black added to EcoSport line-up Exclusive, dynamic appearance with black treatment for the grille, front skid plate, roof, integrated roof rails, bonnet and side decals, 16-inch alloy wheels and spare wheel cover Based on Ambiente… more
  • Howard Gabriels appointed as the Credit Ombud
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Howard Gabriels appointed as the Credit Ombud

    Howard Gabriels who was previously the Interim Ombud since November 2019 was officially appointed as the Credit Ombud in February 2021. It is his long career in the public sector and various leadership positions that gives us the confidence… more
  • Benefit from Skills Development
    Apr 09, 2021 Buzz

    Benefit from Skills Development

    Increase productivity, morale, and profitability Efficiency, optimism, and an improved bottom line are some of the benefits a company with strategic focus on skills development obtains. Regulatory authorities have set in place regulated… more