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  • Franchise surveys reflect both the challenges and the resilience of the sector
    Sep 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Franchise surveys reflect both the…

    In our volatile environment that throws socio, economic and political curve balls on an almost daily basis, the Franchise Association of South Africa’s latest franchise survey, sponsored by Sanlam, shows that, of all the business formats and across… more
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  • Double Cape victory puts Keagan Masters within championship reach
    Sep 25, 2018 Motorsport

    Double Cape victory puts Keagan Masters…

    The eighth round of the Sasol GTC Championship saw Keagan Masters deliver a knock-out blow to his title rivals by taking his Volkswagen Advanced Driving Golf GTi to a double victory in the GTC2 class while teammate Adrian Wood banked two podium… more
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  • Polo Cup Drama at Killarney
    Sep 25, 2018 Motorsport

    Polo Cup Drama at Killarney

    2018 title chase will go all the way to the wire Two top title contenders share the day's race victories Youngster Daniel Duminy sets the day's quickest lap time The 2018 Engen Polo Cup title chase became a two-driver duel at the Western Cape… more
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  • Points payday for Signature Motorsport Polo Cup Team
    Sep 25, 2018 Motorsport

    Points payday for Signature Motorsport Polo…

    Review: Engen Polo Cup, Rd 7 – Killarney Raceway – 22nd September Signature Motorsport’s Clinton Bezuidenhout clinched a sackful of points at the penultimate round of the Engen Polo Cup held at Cape Town’s Killarney Raceway on Saturday. Both Darren… more
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  • Gennaro Bonafede’s Killarney podium keeps title hopes alive
    Sep 25, 2018 Motorsport

    Gennaro Bonafede’s Killarney podium keeps…

    The Sasol GTC Racing Team endured a character-building weekend at round eight of the Sasol GTC Championship held at Killarney on Saturday. Championship challenger Gennaro Bonafede raced his BMW GTC racing car to third place in the second race, after… more
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  • Nuon retakes the lead and bad weather forecasts slows down South African team
    Sep 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Nuon retakes the lead and bad weather…

    Day 3 Late penalties place Tokai third and stormy weather prompts difficult decisions Gariep Dam, South Africa With only a minute in it, Dutch team Nuon have retaken the lead from the Japanese in the third day of the 2018 Sasol Solar Challenge. Both… more
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  • Sorin Cheran, Technology Strategist, PhD, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    Sep 25, 2018 Motorsport

    Why the Aston Martin Red Bull F1 team…

    The Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team faces a great deal more IT challenges than your average enterprise. Not many IT teams have to rebuild their data center 21 times each year and spin it up in a matter of hours. Not many data centers are packed up… more
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  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors
  • Door to door success
    Sep 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Door to door success

    Based in Cape Town, Trish Burr’s online embroidery shop caters to a niche customer base around the world. Top-quality products and exceptional customer service are meaningless if you can’t get your packages into your customers’ hands, which is why… more
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  • Submit your tax returns and avoid penalties
    Sep 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Submit your tax returns and avoid penalties

    The closing date for tax return submissions is fast approaching. With 31 October a mere six weeks away, the South African Revenue Services (SARS) is urging companies and individuals with outstanding tax returns to comply. Stefani du Preez, Director… more
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  • Groupe Renault unveils France's first Smart Island on Belle-Île-En-Mer
    Sep 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault unveils France's first Smart…

    Groupe Renault, Morbihan Energie, Les Cars Bleus and Enedis have joined forces to create FlexMob’île, an innovative programme aimed at accompanying the energy transition on the French island of Belle-Île-en-Mer. This smart electric ecosystem is… more
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  • From left to right:  Eskom Development Foundation Chairman, Mr Chose Choeu, Eskom Development Foundation CEO, Mr Cecil Ramonotsi, Professor Nel, Professor Mokgalong and Eskom Contractor Academy graduates who received their certificates at the graduation ceremony held at the Eskom Academy of Learning in Midrand this week.
    Sep 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Eskom academy upskills black small business…

    One hundred and seventy six (176) Eskom contractors and suppliers from around the country graduated today after completing the eight-month Eskom Contractor Academy. The group received their certificates today at a ceremony held at the Eskom Academy… more
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  • Honda Quest True Adventure 2018 announces semi-finalists
    Sep 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Honda Quest True Adventure 2018 announces…

    It's almost time for Honda Quest True Adventure 2018 Boot Camp to kick off. After meticulously working through more than 1000 entries, the organisers of Honda Quest True Adventure have selected the 30 semi-finalists. Boot Camp will take place in… more
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  • Cummins Filtration uses the latest technologies and complies with national and international fuel-filtration standards
    Sep 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Transerve Filtration appointed as Cummins…

    Cummins Filtration is pleased to announce the recent appointment of mining and construction filtration specialist Transerve Filtration as a Distributor Dealer, with full use of Cummins Filtration, and Cummins-owned original-equipment manufacturer… more
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  • TECH LEADER: Jendamark Automation managing director Quinton Uren has been named a finalist in the Industrialist of the Year category for the All African Business Leaders Awards. He will represent Southern Africa at the overall continental awards ceremony on November 29.
    Sep 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Jendamark MD to vie for prestigious African…

    Quinton Uren flies Nelson Mandela Bay flag high PORT ELIZABETH – QUINTON Uren, managing director of Port Elizabeth-based global technology company Jendamark Automation, was named a finalist in the prestigious All Africa Business Leaders Awards at an… more
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  • Exhibitor Update - 36 Days Until 2018 SEMA Show Opens
    Sep 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Exhibitor Update - 36 Days Until 2018 SEMA…

    With the 2018 SEMA Show about six weeks away, Show management’s exhibitor update provides companies with the latest news and key deadlines, including early-bird and advance rates available for several booth services, as well as checklists to keep… more
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  • A LiDAR Revolution: RoboSense Launches Intelligent Autonomous Driving LiDAR System with “Gaze” Function Similar to Human Eyes
    Sep 25, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    A LiDAR Revolution: RoboSense Launches…

    RoboSense http://www.robosense.ai, a leader in LiDAR awareness technology solutions, announced today the revolutionary RS-IPLS Intelligent Perception LiDAR system, the first hardware and software algorithm based solution for the mass production of… more
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  •  The new BMW Z4
    Sep 25, 2018 Motoring

    The new BMW Z4

    The classical roadster, reinterpreted and sportier than ever: new BMW Z4 fuses typical sports car dynamism with emotion-packed design, an exclusive ambience and advanced equipment features. Unadulterated driving pleasure meets state-of-the-art… more
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  • An ecstatic Lindiwe Zikalala with her new SABAT Ford Ranger. Competition runners-up Thabo Tlou and PJ Schutte received R20 000 each
    Sep 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tears of joy for SABAT Batteries Ford Ranger…

    There were tears of joy and cries of “praise God” yesterday (Thursday) as Lindiwe Zikalala won the highly modified SABAT Ford Ranger worth approximately R1-million in the final of a nationwide competition organised by SABAT Batteries. Zikalala, a… more
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  • Only 2 weeks to go! Last chance to exhibit at Manufacturing Indaba Eastern Cape
    Sep 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Only 2 weeks to go! Last chance to exhibit…

    HAVE YOU BOOKED YOUR EXHIBITION STAND? With their tightly focused profiles and carefully targeted audiences, exhibitions are highly cost-effective sales and marketing platforms. Participate in the 1-day manufacturing exhibition in Port Elizabeth and… more
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  • Nearly 5,000 to Participate in Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper Festive Walk to AAPEX 2018
    Sep 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Nearly 5,000 to Participate in Auto Value…

    On Thursday, Nov. 1, nearly 5,000 Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper automotive professionals wearing matching yellow shirts will begin their festive walk from the Mirage hotel to AAPEX 2018 at the Sands Expo, temporarily shutting down the busy Las… more
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  • CYMOT SATURDAYS! The early bird gets the worm
    Sep 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    CYMOT SATURDAYS! The early bird gets the worm

    That’s is why selected CYMOT branches are now opening at 8am every Saturday, for all you early birdies. more
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  • 2019 HONDA HR-V - Refreshed crossover even more appealing than before
    Sep 21, 2018 Motoring

    2019 HONDA HR-V - Refreshed crossover even…

    Comprehensive update builds on the success of outgoing model Unique combination of SUV, MPV and coupé characteristics Fresh styling adds new visual appeal Enhanced interior delivers on comfort and convenience Tried and trusted drivetrain choices… more
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  • Continental Presents Volvo FH as Demo Truck at IAA Commercial Vehicles
    Sep 21, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Continental Presents Volvo FH as Demo Truck…

    New ContiConnect driver app installed in TomTom display in driver's cab The Volvo FH 6x2 offers first-class handling, exceptional comfort and excellent cost-efficiency With tires, sensors, air springs and hoses from Continental from a single source… more
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  • Jeep® Cherokee: 44 years of unique models in the automotive industry
    Sep 21, 2018 Motoring

    Jeep® Cherokee: 44 years of unique models in…

    Few names in Jeep® history are more iconic or evoke more emotion than Cherokee. It's a name thatrepresents 44 years of history and almost four million units sold worldwide. The charming Sicilian scenery, which is currently playing host to the… more
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  • Sinawe Fund’s growth equity will boost black businesses and transform Imperial Logistics’ supplier base
    Sep 21, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Sinawe Fund’s growth equity will boost black…

    Imperial Logistics’ “Sinawe” enterprise and supplier development (ESD) fund will grow and develop two black-owned small businesses and has enabled the transformation of a white-owned transport company. The supply chain and logistics leader… more
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  • Right to Repair SA gears up for year ahead
    Sep 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Right to Repair SA gears up for year ahead

    Right to Repair SA (R2RSA), a Section 21, not-for-profit company, specifically formed to champion the Right to Repair campaign initially launched in 2013, has appointed Gunther Schmitz as its Chairman effective 23 August. Schmitz has been involved… more
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  • Autopromotec Blog News - September 2018
    Sep 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Autopromotec Blog News - September 2018

    The EU Commission’s mobility package: “vision zero” Mobile “sentinels” to boost infrastructure safety Aftermarket, this is how new technologies will transform car repair services Automotive diagnostic technology, a 52.7 billion dollars industry by… more
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  • Bad faith public participation in EWC hearings a travesty of participatory democracy
    Sep 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Bad faith public participation in EWC…

    The Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) exclusion from the expropriation without compensation (EWC) parliamentary hearings is an affront to South Africa’s participatory democracy and the land rights struggle. No other person or organisation comes close… more
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  • RMI gets in on the action - 2018 Gumtree World RX
    Sep 20, 2018 Motorsport

    RMI gets in on the action - 2018 Gumtree…

    The Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) is excited to announce that it will be proudly partnering with Gumtree World RX of South Africa 2018. Jakkie Olivier, CEO of RMI, says this action-packed weekend of racing is a highlight for the motor… more
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  • The People’s Side Bae, Skhumba, introduces OLX Pre-Loved Parking Lot
    Sep 20, 2018 Motoring

    The People’s Side Bae, Skhumba, introduces…

    SA’s renowned funny man, Skhumba Hlophe AKA “The People’s Side Bae”, has taken to the parking lot to share some tricks and hacks that can help car owners and soon-to-be drivers with their vehicles. From his unique car washing technique to fuel… more
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  • Continental presents ContiConnect™ Live at IAA Commercial Vehicles
    Sep 20, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Continental presents ContiConnect™ Live at…

    App-based monitoring of commercial vehicles’ tire data in real time Integration into the displays of telematics systems from Daimler Fleetboard and TomTom Telematics Market launch from Q2 2019 Continental, technology company and manufacturer of… more
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  • Secure your accommodation for the African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show
    Sep 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Secure your accommodation for the African…

    The first ever African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show will take place in the city of Port Elizabeth in South Africa. more
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  • Ctrack helps power Sasol Solar Challenge
    Sep 20, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Ctrack helps power Sasol Solar Challenge

    Telematics and vehicle tracking specialists, Ctrack, are providing real-time visibility to local and international competitors taking part in this year’s Sasol Solar Challenge. As a proud event partner, the company is providing a combination of… more
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  • CeMAT RUSSIA: Growing demand for intralogistics solutions in Russia
    Sep 20, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    CeMAT RUSSIA: Growing demand for…

    Featuring some 200 exhibitors, CeMAT RUSSIA began its three-day run on 19 September. All signs are positive, also thanks to the steadily growing demand for intralogistics solutions in Russia. According to the German Engineering Federation (VDMA),… more
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  • Connectivity initiative leads to first applications
    Sep 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Connectivity initiative leads to first…

    VDW launches umati brand for standard interface VDW Chairman Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Prokop unveiled the new umati brand at AMB Stuttgart. This should give greater visibility to the industry initiative Connectivity for Industry 4.0 which was launched… more
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  • Understanding the increasingly sophisticated customer: Ask Afrika Orange Index winners to be announced soon
    Sep 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Understanding the increasingly sophisticated…

    Quality of service can make or break the reputation of a brand or organisation. This is especially the case when there is little differentiation between product offerings within a brand category. The 2018/19 Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards taking… more
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  • Meet Renault EZ-PRO: a robo-vehicle AND a concierge for last mile delivery
    Sep 20, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Meet Renault EZ-PRO: a robo-vehicle AND a…

    #INNOVATIONbyRenault Groupe Renault brings its last-mile delivery vision to life with Renault EZ-PRO, an autonomous delivery concept featuring shared customizable robo-pods. EZ-PRO keeps a field-based human concierge for special deliveries and… more
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  • Achieving the elusive 6 per cent growth rate
    Sep 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Achieving the elusive 6 per cent growth rate

    In 2005, former President Mbeki committed his government to an economic growth target of 6 per cent, but only after 2010. For the interim five years a more modest target of 4.5 per cent was envisaged. These targets were achievable, and even more,… more
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  • AAPEX 2018 Mobile App Helps Navigate Show
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Mobile App Helps Navigate Show

    AAPEX has introduced its 2018 Mobile App that provides everything to help attendees plan for and navigate this year’s event taking place Tuesday, Oct. 30 through Thursday, Nov.1, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. To plan for AAPEX, attendees can use… more
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  • Third place winners are from left, Petrus Venter, Stefan de Wet and Johannes van Heerden. With them is Isuzu Motors Limited Senior Executive, Haruyasu Thanishige.
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Isuzu Technicians Take Podium Position at…

    It's official, South Africa has some of the best bakkie technicians in the world. The Isuzu South Africa team came third out of 24 participating countries in the Light Commercial Vehicle Division of the 2018 Isuzu World Technical Competition, known… more
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  • Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV fitted on Audi e-tron in San Francisco
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV fitted on…

    Goodyear ultra-high performing tyres are chosen for Audi's first ever electric SUV Audi revealed its e-tron earlier today, which is the first fully electric SUV to be commercialised by the German car manufacturer. Goodyear has supplied this… more
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  • This Heritage Day We Celebrate Braaivleis, Rugby, Sunny Skies and Tiger Wheel & Tyre
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    This Heritage Day We Celebrate Braaivleis,…

    On 24 September we celebrate the colourful heritage of this one-of-a-kind country and the many wonderful things that are uniquely South African, like biltong, boerewors, braaivleis, the name 'bakkie' and the best retail wheel and tyre chain in the… more
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  • The all-new BMW X4 now available in South Africa
    Sep 19, 2018 Motoring

    The all-new BMW X4 now available in South…

    The all-new BMW X4 (fuel consumption combined: 9.2 – 5.6 l/100 km]; CO2 emissions combined: 210 – 148 g/km)* makes its mark by delivering individuality, dynamism and innovation in far greater doses. It is here to write the next chapter in the… more
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  • Don’t drive with worn shocks, warns MIWA
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Don’t drive with worn shocks, warns MIWA

    Worn shock absorbers seriously compromise a car’s handling and safety on the road. But because shock absorbers wear out gradually, motorists often adjust unconsciously to the change in their vehicle’s handling, unaware of the danger they’re in due… more
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  • 13% of drivers use dangerous summer tyres in autumn rain: Nokian Tyres’ SnapSkan service reveals the truth about tyres’ condition
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    13% of drivers use dangerous summer tyres in…

    SnapSkan is a ground-breaking digital tyre checking service developed by Nokian Tyres. All summer, SnapSkan has measured car tyres in the largest Finnish cities. Worryingly, up to 13% of the cars examined are equipped with poor summer tyres. In… more
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  • Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and google join forces on next-generation infotainment
    Sep 19, 2018 Motoring

    Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and google join…

    World’s leading automotive Alliance signs a global multiyear agreement to partner with Google to equip Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi vehicles with intelligent infotainment systems The Alliance will utilize Android, world’s most popular operating… more
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  • Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Flexible working the most sought after…

    Parents will increasingly demand flexible working options from employers to enable them to spend more time with their family, new research from workspace provider Regus suggests. The survey found that 85% of working parents would forfeit other… more
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  • SKF Product Information - Audi TT
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Product Information - Audi TT

    SKF is offering a consistent range for the Audi TT. Download Production Information Sheet below for more information. SKF Product Information more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 18 September 2018
    Sep 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 18 September 2018

    MasterTips: Driving through a lightning storm [Watch] As we enjoy spring, frequent (hopefully) and normally thunderous storms can soon be expected. This is what you need to know if you are caught in the car when one of these storms happens.… more
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  • The new BMW R 1250 GS and the new BMW R 1250 RT
    Sep 19, 2018 Motoring

    The new BMW R 1250 GS and the new BMW R 1250…

    The new BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 RT – the fascination of travel and touring in a new dimension of engine power. For more than 35 years, the flat-twin boxer engine in the BMW Motorrad GS and RT models has stood for distinctive, powerful and reliable… more
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  • Durban Automotive Cluster Newsletter 2
    Sep 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Durban Automotive Cluster Newsletter 2

    A FOCUS ON DRIVING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR The second newsletter for the Durban Automotive Cluster (DAC) for 2018 has been released and is available for download off our website. This exciting edition of the newsletter focusses… more
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  • Sasol GTC Championship revved up for penultimate round at Killarney Raceway
    Sep 18, 2018 Motorsport

    Sasol GTC Championship revved up for…

    The eighth and penultimate round of the Sasol GTC Championship sees the battle for the 2018 title continue unabated between the three season-long rivals, Michael Stephen, Gennaro Bonafede and Simon Moss. The trio has earned ten victories from the 14… more
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  • 2018 Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank boasts record attendance and thrills for show visitors at annual motoring extravaganza
    Sep 18, 2018 Motoring

    2018 Festival of Motoring presented by…

    The Festival of Motoring, held from the 31 August to 2 September, proved bigger and better than ever before. The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit hosted the third annual festival since 2016. The only national, industry-supported auto show, drew a record… more
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  • Cummins emerges a major winner at 2018 Gender Mainstreaming Awards
    Sep 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Cummins emerges a major winner at 2018…

    Cummins Africa Middle East (AME) emerged a major winner at the Gender Mainstreaming Awards at the Ticketpro Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg on Thursday 13 September. The awards are an initiative of the Business Engage Association NPC, sponsored by… more
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  • Mother City to host Engen Polo Cup Championship again
    Sep 18, 2018 Motorsport

    Mother City to host Engen Polo Cup…

    Title chase wide open at season's penultimate event Four drivers could leave circuit as championship leader High speed chess games expected in both races The 2018 Engen Polo Cup travelling show will perform at the Western Cape Killarney circuit for… more
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  • New sponsorship of car Of The Year 2019
    Sep 18, 2018 Motoring

    New sponsorship of Car Of The Year 2019

    We are elated to announce that AutoTrader will be the official headline sponsor for the 2019 South African Car Of The Year Competition. The Guild, and the media as a whole, is adjusting to the movement and trend away from print media towards digital… more
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  • New exhibitor record and more visitors at the 25th Automechanika Frankfurt
    Sep 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New exhibitor record and more visitors at…

    Automechanika Frankfurt concluded on 15 September following five trade fair days with a record number of exhibitors, more visitors than in 2016 and a new record for the amount of exhibition space. The event drew 136,000 trade visitors from 181… more
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  • Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - Latest Exhibitors
  • Mobility without boundaries: Audi e-tron Charging Service completes range of charging options
    Sep 18, 2018 Motoring

    Mobility without boundaries: Audi e-tron…

    The e-tron marks the dawning of a new era for Audi. The brand with the four rings is being transformed from a classic automotive manufacturer into a premium mobility systems supplier. The Audi e-tron Charging Service will be part of a broad-based… more
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  • The Cape Automotive Forum
    Sep 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Cape Automotive Forum

    The Cape Automotive Forum which is based on the Automechanika concept. This event incorporates a two-day conference and exhibition that caters to the needs of the automotive aftermarket and commercial vehicle market in the Western Cape. The Cape… more
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  • 'What Car' brand is more reliable than you think?
    Sep 18, 2018 Motoring

    'What Car' brand is more reliable than you…

    Italian car brands Fiat and Alfa Romeo have rocked the seemingly stable dependability boat by beating German and Japanese brands for the captainship of reliability. Respected British publication What Car has shattered many stereotype myths, placing… more
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  • Andrew Kirby at the 2018 NAAMSA Automotive Conference
    Sep 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA Chairman confident SA motor industry…

    Andrew Kirby, chairman of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) and president and CEO of Toyota SA Motors, says he is confident that the local motor industry will overcome its major challenges and that the… more
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  • Globe-trotting Isuzu bakkie to be given new lease on life as winner of Living Legends competition
    Sep 18, 2018 Motoring

    Globe-trotting Isuzu bakkie to be given new…

    Isuzu's revered and trusted locally produced one-ton bakkie range has been a firm South African favourite over the past 40 years, delivering legendary performance, unbeatable reliability and impressive go-anywhere ability. And now, an adventurous… more
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  • Going the extra mile to keep coke flowing for the festive season
    Sep 18, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Going the extra mile to keep coke flowing…

    When Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) needed vital production materials urgently airfreighted into South Africa to meet peak volume demands over the festive season in 2017, the global beverage producer approached Imperial Logistics for a… more
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  • Volvo Trucks presents its future transport solution
    Sep 18, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo Trucks presents its future transport…

    Volvo Trucks presented a new transport solution consisting of autonomous electric commercial vehicles which contribute to a much more efficient, safer and cleaner transportation solution. This piece of information was made available at the Volvo… more
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  • Dressed in pink and ready for Algoa FM's annual Big Walk for Cancer
    Sep 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Dressed in pink and ready for Algoa FM's…

    Isuzu Motors South Africa handed over two Isuzu mu-X sport utility vehicle to Algoa FM this week in support of the radio station's annual Big Walk for Cancer. The vehicles will be used to create awareness during the run up to the event that takes… more
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  • Product showcase brings SEMA Show exhibitors increased booth traffic, media coverage
    Sep 18, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Product showcase brings SEMA Show exhibitors…

    Rated as the No. 1 destination at the premier automotive trade show, the SEMA Show New Products Showcase makes it easy and affordable for exhibitors to promote their products – new or otherwise – to buyers and media during the event on Oct. 30-Nov.… more
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  • Who will win the race for 2018 Gumtree Auto Pre-Owned car awards?
    Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Who will win the race for 2018 Gumtree Auto…

    The search is on again for the country’s best value pre-owned vehicles. The judges in the 2018 Gumtree Auto Pre-Owned Car Awards have produced their shortlists in ten different categories and the winners will be announced on 8 October at a gala… more
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  • Monster fuel hikes ahead
    Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Monster fuel hikes ahead

    Mid-month unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) is predicting the biggest fuel price hike in South Africa's history by some margin. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which has monitored the fuel price data from 1… more
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  • Haval H9 named as semi-finalist in prestigious Cars.co.za consumer awards
    Sep 17, 2018 Motoring

    Haval H9 named as semi-finalist in…

    Luxury features Competitive pricing Impressive performance Scarcely a month after its introduction to the local market, the Haval H9 has been named as one of only five semi-finalists in the Adventure SUV category of the 2018 Cars.co.za consumer… more
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  • Cummins is educating customers about the disadvantages, and even dangers, of using non-genuine parts.
    Sep 17, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Only genuine Cummins parts can ensure…

    Cummins has embarked on a concerted campaign to educate customers about the disadvantages, and even dangers, of using non-genuine parts. “While many customers believe that doing so incurs an upfront cost-saving, our aim is to expose the detrimental… more
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  • Who's who's in tolling?  A burning issue
    Sep 17, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Who's who's in tolling? A burning issue

    Incorporated in 2005, Centurion-based Electronic Toll Collection (Pty) Limited (ETC) manages infrastructure and toll collection on behalf of SANRAL. The SANRAL Act regulates the operation of toll roads in the Republic, including those roads that… more
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  • New Kadjar: taking attractive style and comfort to a new level
    Sep 17, 2018 Motoring

    New Kadjar: taking attractive style and…

    In 2015, Renault Kadjar established a strong position in the compact SUV segment. Its flowing lines, dynamic qualities and comfort attracted a wide range of customers. At the same time, Kadjar benefited from the expertise of our partner Nissan in… more
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  • MANN+HUMMEL presents half-year figures
    Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MANN+HUMMEL presents half-year figures

    Sales revenue in first half of 2018 reaches almost 2 billion euros Slight increase in sales revenue expected for the whole year Study confirms MANN+HUMMEL as global leader in area of filtration In the first half of 2018, the sales revenue of the… more
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  • TOOLS OF THE TRADE: Brand manager for Kansai Plascon’s automotive coatings division, Bavita Valab, has followed a rewarding career path in automotive coatings. Traditionally a male-dominated industry, Bavita’s grit and determination have landed her on a clear path to success.
    Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    High (w)heels abound in auto industry

    While it seems men continue to dominate the world of vehicle construction and coatings, the sound of heels across the showroom floor is becoming more common. Kansai Plascon’s Automotive Coatings Division Brand Manager, Bavita Valab, shares her… more
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  • Great advice on forklifts
    Sep 17, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Great advice on forklifts

    The thin line between success and failure of forklifting operations can most often be traced back to the quality of advice offered by the equipment supplier at the time of the original purchase. With a bewildering amount of types of machines for… more
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  • Automechanika Frankfurt 2018 - first impressions
  • Kimi Räikkönen to race for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team from 2019
    Sep 17, 2018 Motorsport

    Kimi Räikkönen to race for the Alfa Romeo…

    The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team is delighted to announce that Kimi Räikkönen will join the team from 2019. The 2007 Formula One World Champion from Espoo, Finland, has signed for the next two seasons. In his career, Kimi Räikkönen has secured 20… more
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  • Watch those tyre pressures and save fuel
    Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Watch those tyre pressures and save fuel

    Petrol price rises got you down? There’s nothing you can do about that, but what you can do is keep a closer eye on your tyre pressures. This is a commonly-overlooked task which, if done regularly, contributes to the safety of your vehicle and helps… more
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  • ‘Technical Recession’, not all doom and gloom for SA motor industry
    Sep 17, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    ‘Technical Recession’, not all doom and…

    For the first time in 9 years South Africa is in a ‘Technical Recession’. Although many South Africans have reacted with alarm to the news, when it comes to the automotive industry specifically, this is not just a doom and gloom scenario. According… more
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  • Fewer incidents but increase in violence of hijackings
    Sep 17, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Fewer incidents but increase in violence of…

    While the 2017/2018 South African Police Service (SAPS) crime statistics notes a 2.3% decrease in carjackings, Tracker has noticed and is concerned about an increase in the level of violence used by criminals when committing hijackings. This year,… more
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  • The Student Career Day will include hundreds of high school and college students from across the country, and more than 50 SEMA Show exhibitors.
    Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 37

    As the automotive aftermarket industry continues to grow and business demand for qualified employees rises, the third annual Student Career Day will bring SEMA Show exhibitors and students who are passionate about the automotive aftermarket industry… more
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  • Electric trucks in action - MAN and CNL begin practical testing
    Sep 17, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Electric trucks in action - MAN and CNL…

    MAN Truck & Bus is handing over fully electric trucks to nine partner companies from the Austrian Council for Sustainable Logistics (CNL). The test vehicles based on MAN TGMs are designed specifically for each customer and prepared for authentic… more
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  • Electric has gone quattro!
    Sep 17, 2018 Motoring

    Electric has gone quattro!

    Next week, Audi will celebrate a historic world premiere in San Francisco on 17 September 2018. The brand with four rings will be presenting the Audi e-tron – its first all-electric-drive production model in the United States – during “The Charge”… more
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  • Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    "Key players in motor industry will remain…

    The global automotive industry has reached an inflection point but South African-born Johan de Nysschen, who has held positions at four premium brands - BMW, Audi, Infiniti, and Cadillac - believes that the world's key players will remain strong in… more
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  • AAPEX 2018 in Las Vegas will offer extensive training for service professionals in the global automotive aftermarket industry.
    Sep 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Expands Training Program for Auto…

    AAPEX 2018 will provide service professionals with an extensive lineup of training sessions to keep them ahead of the curve in today’s rapidly changing and technology-driven automotive aftermarket. The expanded program includes training on shop… more
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  • Mighty MINI battle in prospect as Signature Motorsport goes coastal
    Sep 17, 2018 Motorsport

    Mighty MINI battle in prospect as Signature…

    Preview: Sasol GTC2 Championship, Rd 8 – Killarney, 22nd September The top three contenders in the closely-fought Sasol GTC2 Championship are heading to Cape Town’s Killarney Raceway for another titanic struggle as the season hurtles towards a… more
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  • Nissan names tennis star Naomi Osaka as brand ambassador
    Sep 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Nissan names tennis star Naomi Osaka as…

    Barely days after winning her first Grand Slam championship, Japanese auto giant Nissan has named 20-year-old tennis player Naomi Osaka its newest brand ambassador. The announcement was made at Nissan’s Global Headquarters in Yokohama, marking one… more
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  • Spring is here! Time to spring clean your car
    Sep 14, 2018 Motoring

    Spring is here! Time to spring clean your car

    Spring has sprung, and its time to get your house in order! But instead of just focusing on spring cleaning your home, the warmer weather also presents you with the perfect excuse to give your car some attention too. Here’s how to give your car some… more
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  • Jaguar launches EV charging and powerway network in South Africa
    Sep 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Jaguar launches EV charging and powerway…

    82 new public charging stations to be installed nationwide R30-million investment enables EV mobility in city centres and along major holiday routes Jaguar I-PACE owners will benefit from a 25% discount in electricity rates when using this network… more
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  • Lexus dumps traditional side mirrors
    Sep 13, 2018 Motoring

    Lexus dumps traditional side mirrors

    Lexus has announced its introduction of the world's first Digital Side-View Monitors on the new ES model. By installing small exterior cameras on the front doors, Lexus vehicles will provide its drivers with a clearer view of the vehicle's… more
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  • Porsche launches sharing and rental service in US
    Sep 13, 2018 Motoring

    Porsche launches sharing and rental service…

    Porsche has announced two new short-term rental and peer-to-peer car-sharing services in three locations across the United States. Called Drive and Host, they offer customers the ability to borrow various Porsche vehicles for different lengths of… more
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  • Visit companies employing Advanced Technologies
    Sep 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Visit companies employing Advanced…

    The factory learning tour (exact details to follow) will take place on November 9 from 8am-1pm. The itinerary includes companies employing world-class advanced manufacturing technologies and materials and will include a company manufacturing… more
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  • Automechanika 2018: MEYLE with numerous new products and drift vehicle in Hall 4.0
    Sep 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika 2018: MEYLE with numerous new…

    The Hamburg-based spare parts manufacturer MEYLE will be exhibiting at Automechanika in Frankfurt in Hall 4.0, Stand C 52, with a 420 square metre stand that provides exciting insights into the world of MEYLE. From September 11 to 15, MEYLE will… more
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  • Sourcing Quality Products from China Made Easy!
    Sep 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sourcing Quality Products from China Made…

    INTERESTED IN IMPORTING PRODUCTS FROM CHINA? The China Homelife and China Machinex sourcing fair to be held at Gallagher Convention Centre from 26-28 September, is the place to be! Buyers, Traders and General Dealers will get to meet with over 500… more
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  • UK garages aren't ready for electric vehicle surge
    Sep 12, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    UK garages aren't ready for electric vehicle…

    The UK’s motor industry body, Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), has voiced its concern for the safety of technicians after electric vehicle sales reach a record high. Electric and alternative fuel vehicle sales rose by 61% last month - compared… more
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  • Kimi Räikkönen
    Sep 11, 2018 Motorsport

    Räikkönen to leave Ferrari

    Kimi Räikkönen’s departure from Ferrari at the end of the 2018 Formula 1 season has been officially confirmed. He is to join Alfa-Romeo Sauber on a two-year deal. As was widely predicted, Charles Leclerc will be his replacement at Ferrari. The… more
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  • MEYLE HD slot bushing kit awarded the Automechanika Innovation Award 2018
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MEYLE HD slot bushing kit awarded the…

    Hamburg-based manufacturer MEYLE receives Innovation Award in the "Repair & Maintenance" category in Frankfurt MEYLE service solution includes pre-compressed bushings and a specially developed tool for selective repair of the BMW rear control arm… more
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  • Tenneco addresses rising demand for CV Cabin shocks with investment in Polish manufacturing facility
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco addresses rising demand for CV Cabin…

    Tenneco, a leading global manufacturer for aftermarket, is boosting production of Monroe® Magnum™ cabin shock absorbers at its dedicated G+ aftermarket manufacturing facility in Gliwice, Poland. This is in response to increasing requirements to… more
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  •  Tenneco reminds automotive industry professionals to always change shock absorbers in pairs
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco reminds automotive industry…

    Following proper replacement procedures can prevent adverse vehicle performance characteristics and premature component wear BRUSSELS, Belgium - August 2018 - Many of the items people use daily are most effective when replaced in pairs. Tenneco,… more
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  • Tenneco’s Monroe intelligent suspension technology featured on the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco’s Monroe intelligent suspension…

    Latest System First Use of CVSA2 Suspension Technology for SUV Applications Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN), a global supplier of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and systems, announced today that the Mercedes-Benz G-Class line of SUVs will offer… more
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  • Automechanika Frankfurt 2018: More innovations than ever before
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Automechanika Frankfurt 2018: More…

    The winners of the Automechanika Innovation Awards 2018 have been announced. The awards have been given in honour of innovations in the automotive aftermarket since 1996. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Automechanika Frankfurt, the… more
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  • Tenneco expands and renames aftermarket range of Monroe® Electronic Shocks
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco expands and renames aftermarket…

    Monroe Intelligent Suspension RideSense™ Replacement Shocks Debut at Automechanika Frankfurt Frankfurt, Germany, Sept. 11, 2018 - Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN), a global supplier of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and systems, today announced it… more
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  • Tenneco launches elearning platform for distributors and installers
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tenneco launches elearning platform for…

    New Platform Unveiled at Automechanika Offers Web-Based Tutorials and Other Training Resources Frankfurt, Germany, September 11, 2018 - Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN), a global supplier of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and systems, announced… more
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  • Vietnamese car brand unveils first models
    Sep 11, 2018 Motoring

    Vietnamese car brand unveils first models

    The first two cars from new Vietnamese car company, VinFast, display its philosophy of ‘Vietnamese – Style – Safety – Creativity – Pioneering’ through a world-class design language developed with the world-renowned Pininfarina design team in Italy.… more
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  • German judges give VW mixed messages
    Sep 11, 2018 Motoring

    German judges give VW mixed messages

    Volkswagen received mixed messages as German judges signalled their initial thoughts on a 9-billion euro (US$10.4-billion) lawsuit by thousands of investors who claim the carmaker misinformed them on the diesel scandal. On the first day of hearings… more
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  • 3000 For Change by Mina Foundation
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    3000 For Change by Mina Foundation

    In each month, a great number of women and young girls are challenged with going about their daily lives during their days of menstruation. Young girls are regularly absent from school throughout their period days due to the lack of sanitary towels,… more
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  • SKF Product Information - Ford B-Max
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Product Information - Ford B-Max

    SKF is offering a consistent range for the Ford B-Max. See attached Production Information Sheet for more information. SKF Product Information more
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  • Trentyre's quest to keep fleets moving
    Sep 11, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Trentyre's quest to keep fleets moving

    The last few years have been tough for the commercial transport industry and tyre Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) but this has not hindered Goodyear's continuing commitment to introducing innovative solutions to all of their customers around… more
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  • OLX concerned fuel price hikes affect their customers
    Sep 11, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    OLX concerned fuel price hikes affect their…

    Week after week, there is always a petrol price hike threat to consumers in South Africa. In a period of 10 years, petrol price has fluctuated but increased by a whooping 66%, from R9,66 to R16,08. In the last 8 months of 2018, the price has… more
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  • 4 000th FAW rolls off Coega production line
    Sep 11, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    4 000th FAW rolls off Coega production line

    FAW South Africa’s world-class Coega assembly plant recently celebrated another production milestone: assembly of the 4 000th FAW in South Africa. With a presence in South Africa dating 24 years, FAW’s assembly plant has become the bedrock for… more
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  • The future of motoring – don’t get caught up in the hype
    Sep 11, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The future of motoring – don’t get caught up…

    The SA motoring industry really, really matters. Statistics presented at the NAAMSA Automotive Conference at the SA Festival of Motoring on 31 August showed that the industry contributes 7.7% of SA’s GDP, which is more than our iconic mining sector.… more
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  • Jonathan fights to another Euro F3 podium
    Sep 11, 2018 Motorsport

    Jonathan fights to another Euro F3 podium

    South Africa’s Jonathan Aberdein added another rookie podium to his FIA European Formula 3 season logbook at Germany’s Nurburgring weekend, in spite of a trying weekend. Aberdein qualified tenth for race 1 but had to avoid a first lap accident and… more
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  • SEMA vehicles of the year to be announced day before SEMA Show opening
    Sep 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA vehicles of the year to be announced…

    Annual SEMA Awards recognizing top trending models will be announced Monday before the start of the SEMA Show -- The annual SEMA Awards, given to the top trending vehicle models in five categories, will be presented, for the first time, on Monday,… more
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  • How to navigate the highways and byways like a boss this rainy season
    Sep 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    How to navigate the highways and byways like…

    As South Africans welcome the start of the warmer season and convertible car tops can finally come down minus the beanie, scarf and heavy trench coat, Spring also signals the start of the rainy season in many provinces and with that comes wet,… more
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  • Road trip prep: 5 things to check before travelling Holiday travel checks: is your car road-ready?
    Sep 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Road trip prep: 5 things to check before…

    Whether you’re driving a short distance or across the country this holiday, a pre-trip car check can make all the difference to the safety of your vehicle. The rule is: take good care of your car before you leave, and it’ll take good care of you on… more
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  • The Easy Read characters are manufactured from Grade 316 stainless steel, meaning that they can withstand highly-corrosive environments.
    Sep 10, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Easy-to-read identification system keeps…

    An easy-to-read and install identification system for everything from hoses to heavy equipment is available from Banding & Identification (ID) Solutions Africa. Easy Read means maximum tagging effectiveness for enhanced traceability. Such has been… more
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  • Andrew Kirby, Chairman of NAAMSA and President and CEO of Toyota SA Motors; Lionel October, Director General of the Department of Trade and Industry; Jeffrey Dinham - Economist at Econometrix
    Sep 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Government and motor industry close to…

    The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) and the motor industry are now close to finalising the South African Automotive Masterplan which will come into effect in January 2021 and run until 2035. This was the message given by Lionel October, the… more
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  • Giles Taylor joins the China FAW Group as “global vice president of design and chief creative officer”
    Sep 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Giles Taylor joins the China FAW Group as…

    FAW announces that Giles Taylor has formally joined the corporation as the “Global Vice President of Design and Chief Creative Officer (CCO)”. Mr. Taylor previously held the position Director of Design for Rolls-Royce Motorcars, UK. In joining FAW,… more
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  • Special race ready to rumble at Aldo
    Sep 10, 2018 Motorsport

    Special race ready to rumble at Aldo

    The Aldo Scribante Racetrack will have more than just a little spring in its step when motor racing returns to Port Elizabeth 15 September with a special V8 race attracting entries from around the country among the Historic & Pre-’90 saloons race,… more
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  • How to future-proof your luxury car purchase
    Sep 10, 2018 Motoring

    How to future-proof your luxury car purchase

    The decision to purchase a new or pre-owned luxury vehicle requires a substantial outlay, not only financially, but also emotionally. It makes sense therefore to future-proof your expensive purchase. But how? “If you look after your vehicle in the… more
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  • Electrifying power for supreme driving pleasure: the new BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance.
    Sep 07, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Electrifying power for supreme driving…

    New edition of the Sports Activity Vehicle with plug-in hybrid drive combines in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine with the very latest BMW eDrive technology system output increased to 290 kW/394 hp, electrically powered range now up to 80 kilometres*… more
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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 36
    Sep 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 36

    SEMA International Goes Online Join the new SEMA Export Networking Group! This new, private online Facebook group is open to SEMA members who are both experienced exporters and new to selling to customers outside the United States. How you can help… more
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  • Fleetcool is an ideal coolant solution for light-to-medium duty diesel and gas engines
    Sep 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fleetcool is an ideal coolant solution for…

    The Fleetcool antifreeze and coolant range of products from Cummins provides superior engine protection and simplified maintenance programmes. Fleetcool is a cost-effective, standard life coolant with a Borate buffer and low-silicate formulation. It… more
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  • Recycling myths debunked
    Sep 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Recycling myths debunked

    With increasing pressure on South Africans to reuse, recycle and reduce waste to landfill, Mpact Recycling managing director John Hunt debunks some of the myths surrounding recycling and urges citizens to take responsibility for managing their… more
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  • Upcoming Events 8-30 September
    Sep 07, 2018 Motorsport

    Upcoming Events 8-30 September

    08.09.2018 FIM MOTOGP ROOKIES CUP, ITALY, MISANO 09.09.2018 FIM GRAND PRIX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, SAN MARINO, MISANO WORLD CIRCUIT 13.09.2018 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP, RALLY OF TURKEY 14.09.2018 FIM WORLD SUPERSPORT 300 CHAMPIONSHIP, ALGARVE,… more
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  • Title Chase Intensifies for Ford NWM in Harrismith
    Sep 07, 2018 Motorsport

    Title Chase Intensifies for Ford NWM in…

    Class T championship leaders Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable aiming for maximum points with two races remaining Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer return to Harrismith where they scored first victory Harrismith 400 takes place on 14 and 15 September… more
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  • NAACAM Show 2019: Conversations that Matter
    Sep 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Conversations that Matter

    The NAACAM Show aims to play a pivotal role in galvanising the industry around the clear vision of the SA Automotive Masterplan (SAAMP). The practical and growth oriented Conference Programme, delivered by local industry leaders and global experts,… more
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  • More ‘Truck Competence’ than ever
    Sep 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    More ‘Truck Competence’ than ever

    Automechanika Frankfurt will be opening its doors for the 25th time from 11 to 15 September 2018, and never before has the world’s biggest aftermarket fair had so much to offer for trucks, vans, buses and trailers. This year also features the first… more
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  • How your driving style affects your budget
    Sep 07, 2018 Motoring

    How your driving style affects your budget

    2018 has already seen record spikes in the petrol price and analysts and economists have warned that there may not be a respite until next year (if at all). Additionally, the cost of components is at an all-time high. However, there are ways and… more
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  • Versum Materials presents the award to Imperial Logistics. From the left: Michael Pohl (Director Business Unit Chemicals at Imperial Logistics), Jörg Rolfs (Site Manager Hamburg at Imperial Logistics), Matt Walshe (Europe Supply Chain Manager Versum Materials), Guillermo Novo (CEO Versum Materials) and Arnoud Stibane (General Manager EMEA Versum Materials). Photo: Versum Materials
    Sep 07, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Supplier Award 2018 for Imperial Logistics

    Imperial Logistics has been named “Best European Warehouse Supplier 2018” by Versum Materials, a leading electronic materials company providing high-purity chemicals and gases, delivery systems, services and materials expertise. The annual award was… more
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  • World RX of South Africa and Gumtree stick together for second year in a row
    Sep 07, 2018 Motorsport

    World RX of South Africa and Gumtree stick…

    Tickets officially on sale! Gumtree, South Africa’s most popular classified site, is pleased to announce that for the second year running it will title sponsor the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy event to be held in… more
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  • Pajero Sport ups the safety ante
    Sep 06, 2018 Motoring

    Pajero Sport ups the safety ante

    Safety upgraded - improved safety for you and your family Additional airbags - Pajero Sport now boasts 7 airbags ISOFIX added - child seat anchor points for babies and toddlers Increased towing mass for both 4x4 and 4x2 derivatives Pricing unchanged… more
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  • Rein in government to end recession
    Sep 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Rein in government to end recession

    The causes of South Africa’s economic woes are domestic and invariably emanate from policy decisions. The only way to escape the tailspin toward increased destitution is for the size and scope of government to be reined in significantly, in favour… more
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  • Karl Rove Joins Keynote Speaker Lineup at AAPEX 2018
    Sep 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Karl Rove Joins Keynote Speaker Lineup at…

    Karl Rove, a political strategist best known for his provocative and robust knowledge of the major political issues of the day, will speak at AAPEX 2018 during the grand opening keynote session, “Breakfast with John King and Karl Rove: How Trade and… more
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  • Reliable logistics support during the Isuzu Ironman 70.3 World Championships
    Sep 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Reliable logistics support during the Isuzu…

    ISUZU Motors South Africa was not just a sponsor in name for the Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, but also a sponsor in deed: delivering critical logistics that contributed to making the championship race a world-class event. Far from the… more
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  • DACHSER South Africa to showcase innovative logistics at Electra Mining Africa 2018
    Sep 06, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    DACHSER South Africa to showcase innovative…

    Dachser South Africa will be exhibiting at Electra Mining Africa 2018, the key event for industry leaders in mining, industrial, engineering and related industries to showcase products, services, machinery and equipment. Dachser South Africa’s… more
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  • FCA US Invests $30 Million in All-new Autonomous Driving and Advanced Testing Facility at Chelsea Proving Grounds
    Sep 06, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    FCA US Invests $30 Million in All-new…

    FCA US dedicates all-new facility for testing of autonomous driving, Advanced Driver-assistance Systems (ADAS), advanced safety technology and assessment to third-party safety ratings 6,500-square-foot command center houses vehicle-to-infrastructure… more
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  • Jan du Randt se 1962 Consul Capri 315  Jan du Randt's 1962 Consul Capri 315
    Sep 06, 2018 Motoring

    2018 Heritage Tour 22 – 25 September

    The 2018 Heritage Tour, supported by Montego Pet Nutrition, will visit the West Coast this year. Fifty-one participants in 27 vehicles will take part. They tell us more about the vehicles they will be travelling in. Walter and Lydia Fivaz of… more
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  • Choose Ctrack for proactive cost management
    Sep 06, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Choose Ctrack for proactive cost management

    Now more than ever it is important to know where the costs lie in your business. Luckily, in the road transport and vehicle fleet sectors, there are several areas in which costs can be identified, managed and reduced, says Hein Jordt, MD of Ctrack… more
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  • Beware of car repair imposters, warns the RMI
    Sep 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Beware of car repair imposters, warns the RMI

    The Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) is warning motorists and fleet owners not to be duped by repairers claiming to be RMI members, when in fact they are not. “We are aware of several cases over the last 12 months where repairers have… more
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  • How does South Africa treat global citizens from a taxation perspective?
    Sep 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    How does South Africa treat global citizens…

    Statistics South Africa (StatSA) released the Community Survey in 2016 noting that a total of 94 760 South Africans have emigrated between 2006 and 2016. A more recent study performed by the Pew Research Centre in February 2018 notes that 900 000… more
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  • Clean hands in the industrial and food sectors
    Sep 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Clean hands in the industrial and food…

    With the recent ill-health and food borne diseases that have plagued South Africa, it seems that the need for a reassessment of hygiene and health standards in the industrial and food sectors is vital. Yet, there are many handwashes and hand… more
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  • SEMA Show caters to international buyers
    Sep 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA Show caters to international buyers

    International buyers registering before Sept. 14 will have badges mailed to them in advance -- SEMA Show badges will be mailed to international buyers who register for the annual trade show on or before September 14, 2018. The Show, which features… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 04 September 2018
    Sep 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 04 September 2018

    MasterTips: Safe driving reminders Sometimes we need to be reminded of the basics when it comes to engaging with other road users. Read these safety tips that drivers should keep in mind any time they are on the road. MasterTest: Bike Expressions:… more
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  • Peter Kössler, Board of Management Member for Production and Logistics at AUDI AG and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Audi Brussels (on the right), peers the first Audi e-tron models from series production. He is accompanied by Patrick Danau, Managing Director of Audi Brussels.
    Sep 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Start of production of the Audi e-tron

    Audi starts into the future: This Monday, Audi Brussels begins mass production of the Audi e-tron. The brand’s first all-electric SUV has a range suitable for everyday use. With a charging capacity of up to 150 kW at quick-charging stations, it is… more
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  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI).
    Sep 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tech savvy consumers driving change in the…

    In almost every industry, we’re seeing the rise of the empowered consumer, and with technology-driven trends like electric vehicles, self-drive cars and predictive maintenance, the automotive industry is no exception. “These trends are encouraging… more
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  • Population explosion: Is the end nigh?
    Sep 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Population explosion: Is the end nigh?

    Paul Ehrlich says the collapse of civilization is a “near certainty” within decades – again. Well, given how awful his track record has been, I’m happy to hear it. Ehrlich has about a 0% correct rate on all his other predictions. But, he plays the… more
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  • MANN+HUMMEL Successfully Tests Fine Dust Particle Filter
    Sep 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MANN+HUMMEL Successfully Tests Fine Dust…

    Traffic contributes a significant portion of the particulate pollution in cities. Cars, transportation vehicles, buses, and trains are damaging human health and the environment due to emissions. They move back and forth in a restricted region,… more
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  • Bridgestone SA Small Medium & Large Fleet Executive Vernon Slack
    Sep 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The hidden costs of cheap tyres

    When it seems like there’s always more money left at the end of the month, it’s worth taking a longer-term perspective, particularly when it comes to buying items as essential to safety as tyres. Cheap ones will cost you more in the long term. In… more
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  • Mazda's Jinba-Ittai Experience - The story behind the Mazda brand philosophy
    Sep 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mazda's Jinba-Ittai Experience - The story…

    Mazda constantly endeavors to create an emotional connection between the driver and the car with the aim to invigorate both body and spirit through the joy of driving. This connection is called Jinba-Ittai. Jinba-Ittai or "rider and horse as one… more
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  • Two Hyundai SUVs get fresh new look, new gearboxes, and changed line-up
    Sep 05, 2018 Motoring

    Two Hyundai SUVs get fresh new look, new…

    Two of Hyundai's top-selling models in South Africa - the Tucson and Creta sports utility vehicles (SUVs) - have been launched with fresh new design features and new gearboxes and a few derivative changes for the Tucson range. Hyundai's Tucson,… more
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  • Audi training in 2018: focus on electric mobility and digitalization
    Sep 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Audi training in 2018: focus on electric…

    Approximately 830 young people will start their apprenticeships or dual courses of study at Audi in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm in September 2018. By training its own next generation of employees to a high standard, the company ensures the long-term… more
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  • Portland and FAW strengthen ties
    Sep 05, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Portland and FAW strengthen ties

    Based in Cape Town, Portland is part of the Portland Group of companies, which primarily focuses on the construction industry. The company produces quality aggregates from the natural Malmesbury Hornfels deposits in its 65-hectare quarry in… more
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  • Bridgestone appoints Ulf Harring as Chief Operating Officer EMEA
    Sep 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Bridgestone appoints Ulf Harring as Chief…

    The mobility solutions leader is strengthening its position in EMEA in preparation for the future Bridgestone, the world’s number one tyre and rubber company, has announced that Ulf Harring will take on a new role as Chief Operating Officer (COO)… more
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  • Toni Bou and team Great Britain
    Sep 05, 2018 Motorsport

    Toni Bou Wins 12th Consecutive FIM Trial…

    (Honda Racing Corporation) contract rider and Honda factory team (Repsol Honda Team) rider Toni Bou has won the 2018 FIM* Trial World Championship. He has clinched his 12th consecutive title by winning the trial in Great Britain on September 2.… more
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  • Sangari Education to Showcase Augmented Reality and Engineering Training Solutions at Electra Mining
    Sep 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sangari Education to Showcase Augmented…

    At this year’s Electra Mining Expo, Sangari Education will be exhibiting a range of augmented reality and virtual reality solutions that will include the Soldamatic welding training simulator, CNC simulator and engineering training software… more
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  • Garrett Honeywell, PowerMax turbocharger
    Sep 05, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    TurboDirect introduces the new PowerMax…

    Increasing overall performance, and flow by 20% and boosting power from 147 to 172kW The Honeywell Garrett PowerMax turbocharger exclusively from TurboDirect S.A is a direct fit Turbo Charger designed for the 3.2L Duratorq 5-cylinder diesel engine… more
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  • Naamsa comment on the August 2018 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Sep 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Naamsa comment on the August 2018 industry…

    Commenting on the latest new vehicle sales statistics for the month of August, 2018 – the Association said that the latest domestic sales figures, particularly new car and light commercial vehicle sales, had been disappointing, however, export sales… more
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  • Thomas Schaefer, Head of Volkswagen Sub-Saharan Region and Managing Director: Volkswagen Group South Africa and Dr. Okey Enelamah, Nigeria's Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment shake hands after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop an automotive hub in Nigeria.
    Sep 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen signs Memorandum of Understanding…

    Volkswagen has identified Nigeria as a country with significant potential for the growth in the new vehicle market The Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) to develop a joint vision to secure the… more
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  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors
  • Centlube Authorised Distributor for ExxonMobil Lubricants in South Africa supports the SAMCAR V8 SUPERCARS
    Sep 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Centlube Authorised Distributor for…

    In its 35-year history, the SAMCAR V8 SUPERCARS have always produced speed, power, excitement and spectacular racing – the best entertainment on four wheels! This year is no different and that is why Mobil 1, via their authorised lubricant… more
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  • South Africa’s “Township Tornado” inspires youth at Festival Of Motoring with road safety workshop
    Sep 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South Africa’s “Township Tornado” inspires…

    Puma Energy road safety ambassador, Phillip Kekana, who is also South Africa’s first black SA Motor Racing Champion (2002), today hosted 50 children from Diepsloot at the first open day of the 2018 Festival of Motoring at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.… more
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  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is 'SUV of the Year 2018' for 'Auto Zeitung'
    Sep 04, 2018 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is 'SUV of…

    The famous German car magazine Auto Zeitung has named the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio 'SUV of the Year 2018'. The competition, which was awarded for the first time this year, was restricted to the most powerful SUV models of eleven brands. The… more
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  • Honda to Become Title Sponsor of the 2018 FIA Formula One Japanese Grand Prix
    Sep 04, 2018 Motorsport

    Honda to Become Title Sponsor of the 2018…

    Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that it has been confirmed as the title sponsor of the 2018 FIA* Formula One (F1) World Championship Japanese Grand Prix which will be held at Suzuka Circuit (Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture), October 5-7, 2018.… more
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  • Audi Q8 premieres at the 2018 South African Festival of Motoring
    Sep 04, 2018 Motoring

    Audi Q8 premieres at the 2018 South African…

    As a highlight to the South African Festival of Motoring taking place at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Audi South Africa premiered the all-new Audi Q8. The Audi Q8 is the new top model in the Q range and brings together the best of both worlds – the… more
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  • Honda Sets Monthly Records for Automobile Production Worldwide, Overseas, in Asia and China
    Sep 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Honda Sets Monthly Records for Automobile…

    Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced a summary of automobile production, Japan domestic sales, and export results for the month of July 2018. Worldwide Production July 2018 Year-to-Date Total (Jan.-Jul. 2018) Units vs.'17 Units vs.'17 Japan 78,231… more
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  • Standing in front of the Goodyear timeline at the new Head Office are from Left: Piotr Czyzyk; Trentyre and Commercial Director, Ria Bronkhorst; Human Resources Director, Marquis Pretorius; Sub-Saharan Director, Nonkosi Dyantyi; Group Communications Manager and Goodyear Group Managing Director; Darren Hayes Powell.
    Sep 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear South Africa has a new home

    As Goodyear celebrates '120 Years of Innovation' in 2018, the South Africa entity also celebrates moving to its new Head Office at the Hertford Office Park in Midrand. Goodyear South Africa has consolidated its Johannesburg based offices to support… more
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  • Thomas Schaefer, Head of Sub-Saharan Region & Managing Director: Volkswagen Group South Africa, Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana, Mahamudu Bawumia and Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerenmaten.
    Sep 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen continues with its expansion in…

    Thomas Schaefer, Head of the Sub-Saharan Region and the Honorable Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerenmaten of Ghana signed an MOU in the presence of Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany and Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice-President of Ghana to… more
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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 35
    Sep 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 35

    SEMA Show Education: 5 Sessions for Shop Owners and Technicians It is no secret how rapidly the automotive landscape is changing. Advanced vehicle technologies, driver-assist systems and alternate transportation have certainly shifted the paradigm… more
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  • Demag’s revolutionary modular rope hoist
    Sep 04, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Demag’s revolutionary modular rope hoist

    For the first time, a rope hoist can be built either in a C-design or co-axial design utilising one basic technology. The extraordinary wide range of possible DMR applications can be extended thanks to smart interfaces and corresponding fittings and… more
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  • GORT innovations open pathways to success
    Sep 04, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    GORT innovations open pathways to success

    The global open-road electronic toll collection market is showing immense growth, primarily due to the increasing demand for effective, innovative solutions to traffic congestion. Technological advancements - particularly digitalisation and… more
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  • 1Huddle gamification makes employee training fast, effective and fun
    Sep 04, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    1Huddle gamification makes employee training…

    Research has proven that the uptake and retention of training information among staff is questionable. Ongoing training is the only solution and therefore vital to the longevity and success of any business. However, traditional methods of training… more
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  • Haval Motors South Africa launches new H9
    Sep 04, 2018 Motoring

    Haval Motors South Africa launches new H9

    Fearless attitude and performance Space and safety Comfort and style Haval, the professional SUV division of GWM, is breaking new ground with the introduction of its first four-wheel drive model on local shores. Joining the South African range of… more
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  • The much anticipated All-New Renault DUSTER takes tough to new heights
    Sep 04, 2018 Motoring

    The much anticipated All-New Renault DUSTER…

    With more than two million cars sold globally, the Duster remains entrenched as a flagship Model within the Renault Range. This unstoppable SUV has now been fully revamped, seven successful years after its original introduction. The All-New Renault… more
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  • William Miller & Renaldo de Jager, co-founders of auction.co.za
    Sep 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Car dealers are moving into the digital era

    More and more major services are moving online, reducing the need for fixed business spaces with costly overheads. Not that long ago, shopping for groceries, booking holidays and banking would all have had to be conducted face-to-face in a physical… more
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  • Mitsubishi Motors is progressing as a member of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance
    Sep 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Auto Alert September 2018

    The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Moves Forward Last month we reported on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ plans for increased global volumes and greater profitability. It could be argued that the creation of FCA in 2014 was the outcome of an… more
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  • Ten Years’ Young
    Sep 03, 2018 The Phoenix

    Ten Years’ Young

    2008 was not the best year to start a business, let alone a magazine. The global financial crisis was starting to bite, and only the brave or foolish would even attempt to rush in, while the angels were treading carefully. However, necessity is the… more
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  • The BMW X3 embarks on a mission to “explore” its home turf
    Sep 03, 2018 Motoring

    The BMW X3 embarks on a mission to “explore”…

    Local and international media to tour completed state-of-the-art BMW Group Plant Rosslyn – the result of R6,1 billion investment since 2015. BMW Group Plant Rosslyn to draw 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by the end of 2018 – ahead of… more
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  • The AutObarn SuperHatch brigade makes their way to the Free State for round 6, for the Phakisa 200 on Saturday 15th Sept
    Sep 03, 2018 Motorsport

    The AutObarn SuperHatch brigade makes their…

    STOP PRESS Brett Garland to share the driver’s seat with arch rival Jonathan du Toit Brett Garland AutObarn Total Ingco Tools Honda will head for the Free State for the 6th round of the AutObarn SuperHatch Series at the Phakisa circuit, for the dual… more
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  • Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is pleased to announce the arrival of the 2019 CRF450R.
    Sep 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Honda Motorcycles Southern Africa is pleased…

    Model updates: The CRF450R receives a major boost of top-end power and torque, and improved performance throughout the rev-range; it also gets 3-level HRC Launch Control plus durability-focussed upgrades. The chassis features revised suspension… more
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  • Puma Energy launches PumaMax 95 additised fuel in South Africa
    Sep 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Puma Energy launches PumaMax 95 additised…

    Puma Energy, the global integrated midstream and downstream energy company, launched its PumaMax 95 additised fuel for the South African market at the Festival of Motoring at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Midrand on 30 August 2018. PumaMax 95 is a… more
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  • The time is now to see sa's greatest motoring show ever!
    Aug 31, 2018 Motoring

    The time is now to see sa's greatest…

    The Festival of Motoring takes place from 31 August - 2 September at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. The time has arrived for the gates to open at South Africa's third Festival of Motoring at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand. The following… more
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  • Battered Rand pushes fuel higher
    Aug 31, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Battered Rand pushes fuel higher

    More fuel price hikes are on their way courtesy of a weaker Rand. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data supplied by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). "International petroleum… more
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  • MINI at the 2018 South African Festival of Motoring.
    Aug 31, 2018 Motoring

    Special Edition MINI to wow at 2018 South…

    New MINI 1499 GT special edition inspired by the classic 1275 GT. MINI 1499 GT available to order online only from October 2018. Limited production run of just 30 units, exclusively for the SA market. Includes distinctive John Cooper Works styling… more
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  • FCA to unveil sporty new Fiat model at the Festival of Motoring
    Aug 31, 2018 Motoring

    FCA to unveil sporty new Fiat model at the…

    Petrolheads, Alfisti, and all other motoring enthusiasts can get ready for an exciting adrenaline-filled weekend at the Festival of Motoring, which will be held at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit this weekend, from Friday 31 August until Sunday 2… more
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  • BMW at the 2018 South African Festival of Motoring
    Aug 31, 2018 Motoring

    BMW at the 2018 South African Festival of…

    The latest BMW M models will be the main attraction when BMW South Africa takes to the 2018 South African Festival of Motoring (SAFoM) at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from 31 August to 2 September. The company’s set up at SAFoM, called the BMW… more
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  • Sasol GTC Racing Team relishing tough Kyalami challenge at Festival of Motoring
    Aug 31, 2018 Motorsport

    Sasol GTC Racing Team relishing tough…

    The seventh round of the Sasol GTC Championship presents Sasol GTC Racing Team’s Gennaro Bonafede another opportunity to close down the championship lead as the season reaches boiling point. Racing at the Festival of Motoring at Kyalami over the… more
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  • Engineering a balanced workplace
    Aug 31, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Engineering a balanced workplace

    August is Women’s Month and as such we celebrate the role of women in particularly male dominated fields. One of these women who have made a success in a man’s world, Maria Marquez, has found a home at 3M, filling the role of applications… more
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  • Puma Energy announces fuel sponsorship of Festival Of Motoring
    Aug 31, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Puma Energy announces fuel sponsorship of…

    On 30 August 2018, Puma Energy, the global integrated midstream and downstream energy company, was unveiled as the official fuel sponsor of South Africa’s Festival of Motoring, taking place at Kyalami Circuit from 31st August – 2nd September. The… more
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  • EWC is an assault on the constitutional right to dignity
    Aug 31, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    EWC is an assault on the constitutional…

    Land dispossession was commonplace in pre-democratic South Africa. People were kicked off their land because past regimes had no regard for individual property rights. With such dispossession came humiliation and a stripping of individual agency.… more
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  • This year, SA’s biggest motoring fest focuses on the future
    Aug 30, 2018 Motoring

    This year, SA’s biggest motoring fest…

    South Africa’s iconic Festival of Motoring starts on Friday and from the 31 August to 2 September, the iconic Festival of Motoring joins forces with AutoTrader to bring visitors to an all-new Tech Zone, packed with the latest in auto-tech… more
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  • As from 1 September 2018, Andile Dlamini will assume responsibility for Volkswagen Communications as Head of Group Communications.
    Aug 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen appoints new Head of Group…

    Andile Dlamini appointed as new Head of Group Communications at VWSA Matt Gennrich hands over the reins to Andile Dlamini Andile has 15 years' experience in Public Relations and Communications in the Automotive Industry. He joined VWSA in 2008 as… more
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  • World premiere: Renault ARKANA show car, unveiled at the 2018 Moscow International Auto Salon
    Aug 30, 2018 Motoring

    World premiere: Renault ARKANA show car,…

    Renault ARKANA show car is a distinctive coupé-crossover, a unique fusion between the elegance of a Sedan and the sturdiness of a SUV. Renault ARKANA show car prefigures a new Renault offer for the C-Segment with global ambitions: after its first… more
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  • Audi recognised as an Icon Brand in South Africa
    Aug 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Audi recognised as an Icon Brand in South…

    Audi is the winner of the Motor Vehicles Category in the 2018/2019 Ask Afrika Icon Brands Survey From a South African perspective, Icon Brands unite consumers as a nation. They are the brands which South African consumers are most loyal towards.… more
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  • Pieter du Preez, quadriplegic athlete, prepares for the Isuzu IRONMAN World Championships taking place in Port Elizabeth this coming weekend.
    Aug 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Quadriplegic athlete warms up for Isuzu…

    ISUZU Motors South Africa is sponsoring a world-class, inspirational sportsman who plans to reach a new milestone at the upcoming Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, taking place on 1 and 2 September in Port Elizabeth. Pieter du Preez, 38, an… more
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  • SKF provides technical acumen as proud sponsor of the 2018 Sasol Solar Challenge
    Aug 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF provides technical acumen as proud…

    SKF is proud to be one of the event sponsors in the prestigious 2018 Sasol Solar Challenge (SSC). The eight day solar journey kicks off in Pretoria, Gauteng, on 22 September, finishing in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, on 29 September. This biennial… more
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  • The land fetish
    Aug 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The land fetish

    Doctors are the hardest people in the world to control. When governments attempt to control the lives of doctors, they find it’s not an easy task. If they tax them too highly, doctors leave. If the state attempts to make them involuntary servants of… more
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  • Audi and Volkswagen geared up for the Festival of Motoring
    Aug 29, 2018 Motoring

    Audi and Volkswagen geared up for the…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa has lots of exciting activities in store for motoring fans at this years' Festival of Motoring Johannesburg - Audi and Volkswagen brands will be coming together for this years' Festival of Motoring taking place at… more
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  • Calling all Black-Owned Suppliers in the Automotive Sector
    Aug 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Calling all Black-Owned Suppliers in the…

    To nominate yourself for support from potential funders to attend as a conference delegate; exhibitor; in the buyer-supplier linkage meetings; or the Emerging Supplier Engine Room please complete the form here . Please note that this support is not… more
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  • Compulsory posters to be displayed
    Aug 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Compulsory posters to be displayed

    According to the Department of Labour’s specifications, there are certain compulsory legal posters that have to be displayed. Ensure legal compliance and display the required legal posters in your workplace. Please click on the button below and… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 28 August 2018
    Aug 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 28 August 2018

    MasterTips: How to reduce traffic congestion [Watch] While we believe it’s not our fault, motorists actually can play their part in reducing traffic congestion. There are five relatively simple steps which can reduce the frustration of your daily… more
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  • The upcoming Grand Prix weekend in Italy will be a special one for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team.
    Aug 29, 2018 Motorsport

    The upcoming Grand Prix weekend in Italy…

    Starting with the F1 Festival in Milan on Wednesday 29th August, Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc will take part in a spectacular live F1 car run in the Darsena area of Milan. The fans will have the extraordinary experience of enjoying the roar… more
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  • Alfa Romeo Named Best of Show at the 68th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
    Aug 29, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Alfa Romeo Named Best of Show at the 68th…

    At the 2018 edition of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the coveted gold ribbon that marks out the "Best of Show" car was placed on the magnificent deep blue bodywork of a 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring berlinetta.The Italian masterpiece… more
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  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Aug 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Reduce road deaths – check your tyres today

    There is a direct correlation between the condition of tyres and road deaths. “There’s no denying that tyres play a crucial role when it comes to how a vehicle operates on the road,” says Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation… more
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  • Ask Afrika Icon Brands Top 10 winners on stage
    Aug 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ask Afrika 2018/2019 icon brands winners…

    South Africa’s most loved and used brands were celebrated amongst top brand and marketing professionals at the Ask Afrika Icon Brands Awards conference at The Venue in Melrose Arch on 21 August 2018. Icon Brands are brands that are used loyally… more
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  • Mahindra to power the Getaway Show in September
    Aug 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mahindra to power the Getaway Show in…

    Mahindra South Africa, one of the fastest growing brands in South Africa, has signed on as the naming-rights sponsor and a major exhibitor at this year's Getaway Show in Johannesburg. Scheduled for the weekend of 14 - 16 September 2018, the Getaway… more
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  • All tyres are developed and tested at Bridgestone’s European Technical Centre in Rome.
    Aug 29, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Bridgestone proves a favourite with Original…

    At Bridgestone, the world’s number one tyre and rubber company[1], the global investments in Research & Development are the highest in the industry. And they have paid off. With its premium tyres tailored to the specific needs of Original Equipment… more
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  • GLTC has employed its first lady technician, Disebo Catherine Mashamaite
    Aug 29, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Goscor Lift Truck welcomes its first lady…

    Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC) has employed its first lady technician, setting in motion the creation of a gender diverse workshop, which is often proven to get better results. Globally, women have been proven to be “unicorns” in technical… more
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  • New A-Class sets the benchmark in the compact segment
    Aug 28, 2018 Motoring

    New A-Class sets the benchmark in the…

    The all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class redefines modern luxury in the compact car segment, and offers an unrivalled user experience through MBUX. Mercedes-Benz has introduced the all new A-Class to the South African market, offering an unprecedented… more
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  • South Africa’s love affair with Bakkies continues
    Aug 28, 2018 Motoring

    South Africa’s love affair with Bakkies…

    Most searched for body types in South Africa revealed AutoTrader has revealed that bakkies were the most searched-for body type on their sight for the last quarter. Full list of preferred body types: Double cab SUV Hatchback Sedan Coupe Single cab… more
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  • On Location Pictures: BMW Motorrad Novice Rider Training event
    Aug 28, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    On Location Pictures: BMW Motorrad Novice…

    Day two of the BMW Motorrad Novice Rider Training event. more
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  • Leading international original OEM brands Garrett by Honeywell
    Aug 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Did you know you can;

    Cut all your new replacement Turbo, repairs, and service costs, by up to 50% with the industry leaders TurboDirect S.A TurboDirect S.A are the agents for all the leading international brands and the Original Turbos that were first fitted to your… more
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  • When is the right time to sell your car?
    Aug 28, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    When is the right time to sell your car?

    Buying is a highly personal decision. You might choose your car based on your lifestyle, taste or affordability. It stands to reason that the reasons for selling a car can vary dramatically, too, depending on your needs or wants. But while there is… more
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  • 15 years of raising funds for QASA
    Aug 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    15 years of raising funds for QASA

    HB to the Bay in the dirt. Here is a really unique event that kicks off from Carnival City in Gauteng – and ends somewhere at the coast. Dirtbike and ATV riders from all over South Africa – and even some from across the pond come along for a very… more
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  • UD Trucks Southern Africa is proud to announce the winners of its Extra Mile Challenge driver competition. Gert Swanepoel, managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa with Tatiya Sisilia (left) from Clover SA in Johannesburg won the Quon category, while Chuttur Sunilduth (right) from Serveng Ltd Mauritius walked away with top honours in the Quester category.
    Aug 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Best UD fleet drivers off to global finals…

    Both drivers and their managers will be travelling to the UD Experience Centre in Ageo, Japan in October to compete against UD Trucks fleet drivers from around the world to be crowned the best of the best. The UD Extra Mile Challenge is UD Trucks’… more
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  • Local hero Jacques van Tonder and Sammy Redelinghuys - Image: Nadia Jordaan
    Aug 28, 2018 Motorsport

    Same area, but new route as the SA Cross…

    The Harrismith 400, the penultimate round of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), takes competitors back to the same venue and area they visited for the first time last year, but when they tackle the fifth round of the championship on 14… more
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  • Volkswagen Motorsport fields strong team for Kyalami races
    Aug 28, 2018 Motorsport

    Volkswagen Motorsport fields strong team for…

    Volkswagen Motorsport heads into the seventh round of the Sasol GTC Championship with a strong quartet of racers in the two classes in which it competes. Competing at the Festival of Motoring at Kyalami on the weekend of 31 August to 2nd September,… more
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  • Continental shines at TruckX Expo 2018
    Aug 28, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Continental shines at TruckX Expo 2018

    Industry-leading truck tyres, fleet solutions and technologies showcased Conti360° Fleet Services assists truck operators to reduce costs and improve efficiency ContiPressureCheck among Continental's wide range of technologies, enhancing driving… more
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  • 2018 Formula One Johnnie Walker Belgian Grand Prix - Race - Sunday
    Aug 28, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 Formula One Johnnie Walker Belgian…

    Marcus Ericsson back in the points at Spa-Francorchamps Weather: sunny/cloudy and dry, 17-18°C air, 25-30°C track The 2018 FIA Formula One Belgian Grand Prix saw Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team driver Marcus Ericsson back in the points. Starting 13th, the… more
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  • Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show - Latest Exhibitors
  • Beat “Blue Monday” and win a R10 000 fuel voucher​..African Petrochemicals
    Aug 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Beat “Blue Monday” and win a R10 000 fuel…

    The 6th Annual EPC Roadshow will take place on the 4th October 2018 Where: Leeuwkop Golf Club, Kyalami Time: 9:30- 15:00 This show is an ideal business to business networking opportunity. It is the only show specifically hosted for the EPC’s. The… more
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  • Honda Quest True Adventure 2018 open for entries
    Aug 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Honda Quest True Adventure 2018 open for…

    Entries are now open for Honda Quest True Adventure 2018 - the ultimate adventure motorcycle competition, on the ultimate adventure motorcycle, the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin. Do you have what it takes? We are looking for true adventure riders of… more
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  • German Sound Quality Finals at Automechanika Frankfurt
    Aug 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    German Sound Quality Finals at Automechanika…

    On 15 September 2018 Automechanika is playing host to the hotly contested competition for the best vehicle sound system in Germany. This year’s show will offer amazing sound experiences ranging from discreetly integrated high-end sound systems to… more
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  • tankpool24 Racing Team with a tailwind into the second half of the season
    Aug 27, 2018 Motorsport

    tankpool24 Racing Team with a tailwind into…

    For the fifth year in a row now, Hamburg-based spare parts manufacturer MEYLE is supporting the tankpool24 Racing Team as a technical cooperation partner in the European Truck Racing Championship. In addition to the provision of high-quality spare… more
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  • Start-stop technology will define tomorrow
    Aug 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Start-stop technology will define tomorrow

    Automotive batteries have changed a great deal since the invention of the sealed battery in 1971, adapting to meet the ever-increasing power demands of vehicles. But now, new start-stop battery technology is also serving to reduce the impact of… more
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  • Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor Councillor Athol Trollip and Neliswa Cawe, (left)  Early Birds Daycare principal, officially open the creche. With them are Nolusindo Mpefumlo, teacher at the creche and the little kids who are eagerly waiting to enter their new school.
    Aug 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Isuzu and IRONMAN leave long-lasting legacy

    PORT ELIZABETH - IN between hosting two international IRONMAN events in Port Elizabeth this year, a legacy project - comprising an entire creche building - was built in Walmer Township in the space of just four months. Shortly after the IRONMAN… more
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  • AAPEXedu to Highlight Top Trends in Automotive Aftermarket
    Aug 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEXedu to Highlight Top Trends in…

    The 2018 AAPEXedu program is offering 18 sessions on the top trends, challenges and opportunities in the automotive aftermarket industry and how attendees can position themselves to stay ahead of the curve and grow their businesses. AAPEX represents… more
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  • Signature Motorsport MINI team ready to fly at Kyalami races
    Aug 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Signature Motorsport MINI team ready to fly…

    Preview: Sasol GTC2 Championship, Rd 7 – Kyalami 1st and 2nd September Signature Motorsport’s Brad Liebenberg and Devin Robertson have bagged five victories and ten podium finishes from the first six rounds of the Sasol GTC2 Championship so far, and… more
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  • Car guard, waiter, bread delivery guy from rags to riches decoded
    Aug 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Car guard, waiter, bread delivery guy from…

    Priven Reddy was not an overnight success. Building a business and the personal wealth that comes with it has taken a decade. Today, sitting in his plush Umhlanga boardroom and watching ships from the Far East queue into Durban Harbour is a far cry… more
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  • New impeller improves pump suction
    Aug 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New impeller improves pump suction

    In its ongoing quest to push the boundaries of performance, pump manufacturer, KSB Group, has developed a special impeller to further improve the suction characteristics of its Movitec multistage high-pressure pumps. The new impeller is particularly… more
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  • Aug 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors

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  • The lift on Saudi women drivers proves that no autos market can afford to ignore the female demographic
    Aug 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The lift on Saudi women drivers proves that…

    As of 24 June, women in Saudi Arabia were legally allowed to drive for the first time in the country's history. Ten women have already received their licenses. While the Crown Prince is being hailed as a human rights champion, the real reason behind… more
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  • Michael Emonts, award-winning CEO of the Aachen Centre for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL)  of RWTH Aachen University.
    Aug 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Global experts for inaugural Advanced…

    The 4th industrial revolution is not science fiction. Experts from across the globe will affirm the reality, scope and scale of technological advancement world-wide at the inaugural African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show in South Africa… more
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  • GTC, Formula 1600 to star at Kyalami
    Aug 27, 2018 Motorsport

    GTC, Formula 1600 to star at Kyalami

    What Festival of Motoring PreviewWhere Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, JohannesburgWhen 31 August - 2 September 2018Community South Africa National, Gauteng. Kyalami’s Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank has rapidly grown to become among Gauteng’s… more
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  • EICHER PRO 6000 SERIES – Ready for sales in South Africa
    Aug 24, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    EICHER PRO 6000 SERIES – Ready for sales in…

    Eicher Enters Heavy Duty truck segment in the South African market “PRO 6016 - BORN EFFICIENT” Class leading fuel efficiency with VEDX5 engine, designed in collaboration with Volvo Group Super-efficient 4-cylinder common rail engine with 4 valves… more
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  • Commercial vehicle budget parts brand ProVia has been launched in 10 countries across Southern Africa expanding its availability in more than 55 countries world-wide.
    Aug 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    WABCO Launches ProVia across Southern…

    ProVia, the safety-focused and reliable budget parts aftermarket brand for commercial vehicle braking systems, today (July 12, 2018) announced its launch in 10 countries across the Southern African region, expanding its availability to 55 countries… more
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  • Michelin introduces the new Michelin X® MULTITM HD D in Southern Africa – Drive Further
    Aug 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Michelin introduces the new Michelin X®…

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  • Henning Jens, Finance Director at VWSA (centre) receiving the SJM Flex Environmental Award from Quintin Levey, Exporters Eastern Cape (left) and Deon Joubert SJM Flex (right)
    Aug 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • The Ford Struandale Engine Plant earned its third 'Best Exporter OEM' award from Exporters Eastern Cape. Pictured (from left to right): Quintin Levy (Chairman, Exporters Eastern Cape), Moshe Motlohi (General Manager Corporate Affairs, Transnet), Mpumelelo Nqebe (Plant Controller, Ford Struandale Engine Plant) and Claude Roux (Assistant Plant Manager, Ford Struandale Engine Plant).
    Aug 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • Yvonne Brand receiving a Long Service Award.
    Aug 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • From left is Unathi Teki, Vision4Girls Programme Co-ordinator; Nonkosi Dyantyi, Group Communications Manager and speaker, Siphosethu Level with the sanitary care packs made by the Goodyear employees.
    Aug 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • Lightweighting and Vehicle Electrification Drive High-Performance Plastic Demand Across Automotive and Aerospace Sectors
    Aug 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

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  • Bright Box to Join the Panels of Leading South African Automotive Experts at Festival of Motoring 2018 in Johannesburg
    Aug 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Bright Box to Join the Panels of Leading…

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  • World record: Unmanned Valtra removes snow at 73.171 km/h
    Aug 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • Jeff James Spin Hub at GOG Gardens set to take spinning off the streets
    Aug 22, 2018 Motorsport

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  • Andrea Bogner, the owner of Bogner Motors in Johannesburg and the Chairperson of MIWA’s Highveld Region, recently summited Kilimanjaro in an effort to raise funds for eight needy causes.
    Aug 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • ARKANA, Renault’s new distinctive crossover
    Aug 22, 2018 Motoring

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    Aug 22, 2018 Mobilty Beat

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  • Amendments to the competition act and the labour relations act - contradicting objectives
    Aug 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • Bridgestone South Africa new office construction commences
    Aug 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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    Aug 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Gumtree Auto honours women in the motoring…

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  • Preview - 2018 Formula One Johnnie Walker Belgian Grand Prix
    Aug 22, 2018 Motorsport

    Preview - 2018 Formula One Johnnie Walker…

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  • New Bad-Ass Ford Ranger Raptor is Coming to Europe - Ultimate Performance Pick-up Breaks Cover at Gamescom
    Aug 22, 2018 Motoring

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  • Confirmed Speakers for Infrastructure Africa, 9-10 October 2018
    Aug 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 21 August 2018
    Aug 22, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 21 August 2018

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    Aug 21, 2018 Mobilty Beat

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  • Ctrack to shine light on SMB product at 2018 Festival of Motoring
    Aug 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ctrack to shine light on SMB product at 2018…

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  • Do you know the cost of your vehicle?
    Aug 21, 2018 Motoring

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  • Cummins named a top company for diversity for 12th consecutive year
    Aug 21, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Cummins named a top company for diversity…

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  • Hyundai on podium again in Germany, retains WRC lead
    Aug 21, 2018 Motorsport

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  • The adrenaline-pumping new Megane R.S. is here!
    Aug 21, 2018 Motoring

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  • Celebrating today's announcement are from left, Charl Crous, Chief Operations Officer of the Isuzu Southern Kings, Loyiso Dotwana, chairman of the business consortium, Michael Sacke, CEO and MD of Isuzu Motors South Africa and Gary Markson, one of the consortium partners.
    Aug 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • MEYLE expert advice: brake checklist
    Aug 21, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MEYLE expert advice: brake checklist

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  • Volkswagen Motorsport announces two finalists in driver search programme
    Aug 20, 2018 Motorsport

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  • Mahindra sponsors not one, but two SUVs to Survivor South Africa winners
    Aug 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mahindra sponsors not one, but two SUVs to…

    Mahindra South Africa added extra excitement to Survivor South Africa Philippines when it handed over not one, but two SUVs during the live finale in Cape Town. The Survivor SA Season Six finale was held at the Silverline Studios in Cape Town on 16… more
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  • Master(s)ful drive from Keagan at Zwartkops races
    Aug 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Master(s)ful drive from Keagan at Zwartkops…

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  • Three podiums for Signature Motorsport MINI team
    Aug 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Three podiums for Signature Motorsport MINI…

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  • FCA US Toledo Machining Plant to Build Key Component for First Plug-in Hybrid Jeep®
    Aug 20, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    FCA US Toledo Machining Plant to Build Key…

    Ohio plant will build critical Power Electronics module for Jeep® Wrangler PHEV Company will bring in new work, advanced technology to 54-year-old plant Wrangler PHEV to launch in 2020; one of more than 30 nameplates with electrified solutions by 2022… more
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  • Darren Oates does the business for Signature Motorsport Polo Team
    Aug 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Darren Oates does the business for Signature…

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  • Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa returns to Cape Town in November
    Aug 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa…

    Calling all adrenaline lovers, fun-seeking families and all-things motorsport enthusiasts! It's time to mark the 24th and 25th of November 2018 as a pilgrimage to petrol heaven on your calendars. Watch as the Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa… more
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  • Isuzu's chief warms up for IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship
    Aug 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Isuzu's chief warms up for IRONMAN 70.3…

    Port Elizabeth - CEO by day, Ironman in the early mornings, after work and on weekends. This can be said of Isuzu Motors South Africa Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Michael Sacke, who will be participating in the upcoming Isuzu… more
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  • Volkswagen Motorsport reflects on successes and invests further in the future
    Aug 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Volkswagen Motorsport reflects on successes…

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  • Mdantsane Automotive Incubator highlighted at B-BBEE Township and Rural Economy Summit
    Aug 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mdantsane Automotive Incubator highlighted…

    The AIDC EC's Enterprise Development programme and specifically the Buffalo City Municipality Automotive Aftermarket Incubator in Mdantsane were in the spotlight at the National B-BBEE Township and Rural Economy Summit in East London from 19-20 July… more
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  • Brett Garland at Dezzi Raceway
    Aug 20, 2018 Motorsport

    Double win for Brett Garland in Round 5 of…

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  • With just 11 weeks until the 2018 SEMA Show kicks off, exhibitors should use the Exhibitor Services Manual to stay on top of their deadlines.
    Aug 17, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 33

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  • Attention all female drivers! Adjust your car settings for a safer ride
    Aug 17, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Attention all female drivers! Adjust your…

    From reckless driving, to potholes and wild animals, safety is a cause for concern on South African roads. And whilst car safety features continue to improve exponentially with advancements in reinforced chassis, computerized warning systems, and… more
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  • All round positive group performance delivers pleasing interim results
    Aug 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    All round positive group performance…

    Revenue up 10% to R4.5bn Operating profit 16% higher at R413m HEPS increased 16% to 132 cents Mutlu Akü’s increased industrial sales and exports support a 25,3% improvement in Rand reported operating profit Automotive Components Vertical benefitted… more
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  • ‘Never again’ until next time
    Aug 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ‘Never again’ until next time

    In 1994, Nelson Mandela dedicated the day he was inaugurated as the first President of a free South Africa to those who sacrificed “and surrendered their lives so that we could be free”. Freedom was the reward after the struggle against Apartheid… more
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  • The new BMW 3 Series Sedan: baptism of fire in the
    Aug 16, 2018 Motoring

    The new BMW 3 Series Sedan: baptism of fire…

    Along the way to serial production maturity, the seventh generation of the successful BMW sports sedan has undergone driving dynamics testing and set-up on the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife. The next generation of the BMW 3 Series Sedan is just… more
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  • Woman Of Steel - Jeánne Esterhuizen
    Aug 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Woman Of Steel - Jeánne Esterhuizen

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  • New workshops at Automechanika: Register now
    Aug 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New workshops at Automechanika: Register now

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  • New compressors from Probe keep mining industry safe and cool under pressure
    Aug 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New compressors from Probe keep mining…

    Mining is a tough environment, combining harsh physical conditions, long operational hours and cost pressures. Evolving compressed air technologies are increasingly playing a vital role in mining processes including exploration, extraction and… more
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  • Volvo XC40 T3 arrives in SA
    Aug 16, 2018 Motoring

    Volvo XC40 T3 arrives in SA

    The extraordinarily popular Volvo XC40 is now available in T3 guise, bringing even more variety to the 2018 European Car of the Year line-up. The new powertrain is the first three-cylinder engine in the company's 91-year history. The all-new 1.5… more
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  • Rally To Read
    Aug 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Rally To Read

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  • Rookie hero de Klerk aims even higher
    Aug 16, 2018 Motorsport

    Rookie hero de Klerk aims even higher

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  • Rand hit threatens fuel price
    Aug 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Rand hit threatens fuel price

    Substantial Rand weakness could undo recent fuel price stability. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). "Almost two months of… more
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  • Time is running out to register for the NAAMSA Automotive Conference, one of the most important dates on the 2018 calendar for the SA motor industry
    Aug 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Time is running out to register for the…

    The NAAMSA Automotive Conference, in association with the Innovation Group, will be one of the most important events for the South African motor and related industries in 2018. Many luminaries of the local industry have already registered so this is… more
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  • Hyundai in Barberton Changes landscape of 110 year old town
    Aug 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Hyundai in Barberton Changes landscape of…

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  • Take precaution in the midst of SA’s hijacking surge
    Aug 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Take precaution in the midst of SA’s…

    With an ever-increasing number of hijackings reported across South Africa, it is an unfortunate reality that motorists are at risk of facing this commonly violent criminal act when commuting on a daily basis. This is according to Greig Hains -… more
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  • Single-component casting: high-carbon MEYLE-PD brake disc with full-surface coating
    Aug 16, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Single-component casting: high-carbon…

    High-performance MEYLE-PD brake disc produced from a single casting High-carbon single-component brake disc tested and certified in accordance with the ECE R90 quality standard MEYLE has further expanded its portfolio of brake discs in MEYLE‑PD… more
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  • Chevron South Africa says its B-BBEE transformation is a driver of job creation
    Aug 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Chevron South Africa says its B-BBEE…

    82% of the workforce are Black South Africans with 65% of top and senior management comprising of Black employees. Procurement, a major driver of B-BBEE strategy, aimed at creating entrepreneurs Majority Black-owned Branded Marketers own 50% of… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 14 August 2018
    Aug 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 14 August 2018

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  • Ford Ranger Production Hits the 500 000 Milestone in South Africa
    Aug 15, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Ranger Production Hits the 500 000…

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  • Michelin introduces the new Michelin X® Multi™ HD D in Southern Africa
    Aug 15, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Michelin introduces the new Michelin X®…

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  • No investment without property rights
    Aug 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    No investment without property rights

    President Ramaphosa recently deployed four investment envoys with a target of raising $100bn in investments over the next five years. One of these envoys, former finance minister Trevor Manuel, said that explaining the ‘land issue’ to investors has… more
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  • Advanced Driving – Being in the Know
    Aug 14, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Advanced Driving – Being in the Know

    Owing to many external factors in modern day living, it has become vitally important for South African motorists to not only drive safely, but to also drive smartly. It simply isn’t sufficient to prioritise K53 driving skills; one must also apply… more
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  • FICO Forum Africa 2018: unpacking risk management and the latest in analytics technology
    Aug 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FICO Forum Africa 2018: unpacking risk…

    An overview of the recent 2-day business technologies’ conference Johannesburg, X August 2018 ̶ FICO recently held its annual FICO Forum Africa in Sandton, Johannesburg with the aim of equipping influencers and decision makers in the business space… more
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  • There’s a whiff of summer in the air – get your car rain-ready
    Aug 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    There’s a whiff of summer in the air – get…

    There’s been a definite change in temperature over the last few days and with a promise that summer is just around the corner. “Many of us are looking forward to the first rains but remember that with the first rains comes slippery roads, and the… more
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  • Gunther Schmitz, Acting Chairman of Right to Repair SA (R2RSA)
    Aug 14, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Original parts come only from manufacturers…

    For years consumers have been led to believe that original car parts can only be obtained from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), that they are superior parts, and independent workshops deal in inferior, or commonly referred to as pirate… more
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  • Hyundai wants to be back on podium in Rallye Deutschland
    Aug 14, 2018 Motorsport

    Hyundai wants to be back on podium in Rallye…

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  •  Honda Quest True Adventure, the ultimate true adventure challenge is back!
    Aug 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Honda Quest True Adventure, the ultimate…

    Following the inaugural event in 2017, Honda Quest True Adventure is an adventure challenge designed to give adventure motorcycle enthusiasts a once in a life time experience with the ultimate adventure motorcycle, The Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin.… more
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  • Murray & Cronje scorch to Aldo 500 victory
    Aug 13, 2018 Motorsport

    Murray & Cronje scorch to Aldo 500 victory

    A chilly Aldo Scribante Racetrack played host to the South African Endurance Championship Nelson Mandela Bay 500 and an entertaining day’s local car racing as Simon Murray and Gavin Cronje rewrote the record books en route to main race victory… more
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  • Special vehicle championships balanced on a knife-edge
    Aug 13, 2018 Motorsport

    Special vehicle championships balanced on a…

    With four of the six rounds of the SA Cross Country Championship completed, consistency at the top of the standings has been the name of the game in the Special Vehicle Championship, although Lady Luck has played a role, and sees the overall leaders… more
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  • Invitation to Sectoral Match-Making Event
    Aug 13, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Invitation to Sectoral Match-Making Event

    Business Matchmaking usually happens between one company and another. The first sectoral match-making event will coincide with the inaugural African Advanced Manufacturing & Composites Show (AAM&CS 2018) from 7th – 9th November 2018 at the Nelson… more
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  • Phil Simmons is appointed as Design Director of Haval
    Aug 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Phil Simmons is appointed as Design Director…

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  • Crunch time for Sasol GTC Racing Team
    Aug 10, 2018 Motorsport

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  • Sasol GTC Championship reaches a pivotal point at Zwartkop
    Aug 10, 2018 Motorsport

    Sasol GTC Championship reaches a pivotal…

    The Sasol GTC Championship enters a pivotal phase of a riveting season of entertaining touring car racing with three rounds taking place over the next six weeks. Just eight points separate the top three title contenders going into round six, the… more
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  • The hunt is on for Signature Motorsport MINI team
    Aug 10, 2018 Motorsport

    The hunt is on for Signature Motorsport MINI…

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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 32
    Aug 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 32

    SEMA Show Education: 5 Must-Attend Sessions for Your Staff Executives and entrepreneurs must empower their staff by providing the tools and resources to help move the business forward and ensure success by creating a shared sense of urgency. By Zane… more
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  • ISA  launches India's Flagship Conclave on Steel from 25 - 26 October 2018, The Lalit, New delhi
    Aug 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    ISA launches India's Flagship Conclave on…

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  • REIFEN debuts in Frankfurt
    Aug 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    REIFEN debuts in Frankfurt

    The international tyre industry and the automotive aftermarket now have a new common denominator: Frankfurt. From 11 to 15 September 2018, REIFEN and Automechanika Frankfurt will be taking place simultaneously for the first time. It is a move that… more
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  • Mazda, Saudi Aramco and AIST launch research project
    Aug 10, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Mazda, Saudi Aramco and AIST launch research…

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  • Upcoming Events 10 August - 3 September 2018
    Aug 10, 2018 Motorsport

    Upcoming Events 10 August - 3 September 2018

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  • Those Three Moves...
    Aug 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Those Three Moves...

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  • Audi South Africa has been recognised by IPSOS for purchasing and customer experience in South Africa
    Aug 10, 2018 Motoring

    Audi South Africa has been recognised by…

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  • AAPEX 2018 Mobility Garage to Provide Underhood and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Training
    Aug 10, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Mobility Garage to Provide…

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  • Grinding the jobless into the ground with job deprivation rules
    Aug 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Grinding the jobless into the ground with…

    By Eustace Davie, Director of the Free Market Foundation, the author of Jobs for the Jobless and a contributor to Jobs Jobs Jobs. Much is written about inequality, decrying high salaries paid by companies to their executives as being one of its main… more
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  • Ford Celebrates Production of 10 Millionth Mustang
    Aug 08, 2018 Motoring

    Ford Celebrates Production of 10 Millionth…

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  • Extra heavies pull commercial vehicle sales
    Aug 08, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Extra heavies pull commercial vehicle sales

    The South African commercial vehicle market recorded a very marginal year-on-year increase of 0.1% at the end of July, to reach 14 853 new units sales so far in 2018. The biggest growth occurred in the Extra Heavy Commercial Vehicle segment, which… more
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  • Manie Ackerman, winner with Charles Peterson from The Weekend Warrior Team.
    Aug 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    The Weekend Warrior Shines Light for Lucky…

    The Weekend Warrior has brightened up the day or rather the night of the lucky winner of a set of Vision X GEN2 Spotlights. The winner, Mani Ackermann, was selected from a country wide selection of entrants. He was one of the many people who… more
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  • Audi and Volkswagen brands recognised by IPSOS for customer experience in South Africa
    Aug 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Audi and Volkswagen brands recognised by…

    Audi and Volkswagen win Gold in customer purchasing and servicing experience for passenger vehicles Volkswagen wins Gold in customer purchasing and servicing experience for light commercial vehicles The Audi and Volkswagen brands have again taken… more
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  • Volkswagen and Audi expanding transformation in the dealer network
    Aug 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen and Audi expanding transformation…

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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 07 August 2018
    Aug 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 07 August 2018

    MasterTips: Red-light-running fatalities Can greater monitoring of red light infringements result in a decline of fatal red-light-running crashes? Statistics from the USA shed some light on this. MasterTest: Bike Expressions: the Suzuki SV 650… more
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  • NAAMSA Quarterly review of business conditions -  2nd Quarter 2018
    Aug 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA Quarterly review of business…

    QUARTERLY REVIEW OF BUSINESS CONDITIONS: NEW MOTOR VEHICLE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY / AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR: 2nd QUARTER 2018 NAAMSA’s quarterly review of business conditions for the South African motor vehicle manufacturing Industry, during the second… more
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  • Bridgestone has announced key appointments to strengthen its operations and the implementation of its business strategy.
    Aug 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Bridgestone has announced key appointments…

    Sales Yugan Moodley has joined Bridgestone South Africa in the capacity of Sales Director. He brings with him significant experience that spans over 25 years in the industrial sector which among other things, includes creating new business models… more
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  • Dr Sven Baumgarten – Managing Director, Ms Nonhlanhla Ngwenya – Director & Mr. Grant Glennistor – Head of Operations
    Aug 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    German multi-national KSB announces…

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    567
  • Women in auto industry via AIDC EC Graduate Development Program
    Aug 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Women in auto industry via AIDC EC Graduate…

    The Automotive Industry Development Centre in the Eastern Cape is demonstrating how South Africa's automotive supply chain is transforming and particularly how WOMEN can thrive in the male dominated automotive manufacturing sector. The organisation,… more
    522
  • Sumitomo Rubber South Africa’s Truck and Bus Radial Tyre Manufacturing Plant officially commences production
    Aug 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Sumitomo Rubber South Africa’s Truck and Bus…

    Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA), manufacturer of the popular Dunlop tyre brand, has celebrated the official commencement of production at its state-of-the-art truck and bus radial (TBR) tyre manufacturing plant in Ladysmith. It is the latest… more
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  • Clean steel ready to be exported from the Mathe Group truck tyre recycling plant.
    Aug 08, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Mathe Group “steels” a march on tyre…

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  • Alfa Romeo Giulietta eager to cement championship position
    Aug 08, 2018 Motorsport

    Alfa Romeo Giulietta eager to cement…

    The Alfa Romeo Giulietta of Theo van Vuuren and Bradley Scorer heads into the penultimate round of the Mopar South African Endurance Series in good shape to continue its impressive performance. The Arnold Chatz Cars Racing Giulietta has surprised… more
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  • NAAMSA Automotive Conference - Paths to the Future
    Aug 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAAMSA Automotive Conference - Paths to the…

    When: Friday 31 August 2018 Venue: SA Festival of Motoring, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit To reinforce the role of NAAMSA as the leading, collective voice of the automotive industry in South Africa, the inaugural NAAMSA Automotive Conference will be… more
    663
  • Engen, Namibia’s leading marketer of liquid fuels and lubricants, has announced the appointment of Christian Li as their new managing director in the country.
    Aug 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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    With over 20 years’ experience spanning the retail and lubricants side of the downstream oil business, as well as the commercial side, inclusive of special products, marine and aviation, Li has been charged with the challenging task of maintaining… more
    549
  • Electric vehicles will transform the automotive industry over the next five years, says GlobalData
    Aug 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Electric vehicles will transform the…

    The electric vehicle is one of four themes, along with the connected car, autonomous driving technology and transport-as-a-service, that is disrupting the legacy automotive industry, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The… more
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  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO for the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Aug 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

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  • Office 2.0: How tech will transform the office of 2018
    Aug 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Office 2.0: How tech will transform the…

    Technology is causing disruption on an unprecedented scale – not just to jobs but to work itself. Andre Sharpe, Regus’s Chief Information Officer, comments about the innovations that will change the workplace in 2018 and beyond 1/ Buildings will… more
    607
  • SKF Product Information -  Astra H
    Aug 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Product Information - Astra H

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  • B-BBEE Commission calls for government and private sector to increase number of women on boards and procurement spend from 30% black women owned businesses
    Aug 07, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    B-BBEE Commission calls for government and…

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  • Karen Petersen with the oldest participants of the Put Foot Rally Vivienne and Bernard Petersen.
    Aug 07, 2018 Motorsport

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  • Serco helps SPAR with the challenge of load securing
    Aug 07, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Serco helps SPAR with the challenge of load…

    Serco in conjunction with its load securing partner Loadlok – a European leader in cargo control solutions – has developed a captive shoring system for SPAR in the Western Cape. The prototype system has been on trial in a 16-ton truck body for… more
    563
  • Piotr Czyzyk
    Aug 06, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear South Africa welcomes new Trentyre…

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    Aug 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Trainings all over the world:…

    The successful BMW and MINI Driving Experience model is now even more international. South Africa is the latest market to have a BMW and MINI Driving Experience recognised with the certificate “Official Partner of M”, guaranteeing that it meets the… more
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  • The Fast Lane: What Driverless Cars Mean for Innovation and Risk
    Aug 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    The Fast Lane: What Driverless Cars Mean for…

    It’s coming quickly down the road: a world where we can get in a car anytime we want to but don’t own one. Where we’re all passengers. Where accidents are drastically reduced, and we don’t have to worry about dangerous drivers on the road. Where we… more
    641
  • Derick de Vries, Head of VAF and fleet management at Standard Bank
    Aug 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fleet sales provide strong underpin to July…

    The replenishment of car fleets in both the private and public sectors has provided a strong underpin to new vehicle sales in July, though export sales disappointed on the month, says Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance. National Association of… more
    596
  • Lex Winson has taken the reins as National Service Manager at GLTC
    Aug 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Speed of service matters

    For any materials handling equipment owner, uptime is a key parameter that distinguishes between success and stagnation. Based on this understanding, speed is such an important factor that is sought in every aspect of Goscor Lift Truck Company’s… more
    585
  • Does your pitch reflect your values?
    Aug 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Does your pitch reflect your values?

    Now in its ninth year, ENGEN Pitch & Polish, in partnership with Engen Petroleum Ltd, Nedbank and Raizcorp, is a national entrepreneurial workshop and competition programme that – so far – has helped over 10 000 entrepreneurs improve the way they… more
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  • By Mike Higley, Vice President Operations, FedEx Express Sub-Saharan Africa
    Aug 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    How to export around the clock - 12 key…

    Global interconnectivity, access to diverse supply chains, and new technology have transformed today’s entrepreneurial landscape, and the spirit of creativity and innovation continue to drive the growth of SMEs across Africa, and around the world.… more
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  • 500 Reasons to head to Aldo
    Aug 03, 2018 Motorsport

    500 Reasons to head to Aldo

    Endurance race to top action packed meeting Port Elizabeth’s racing faithful can look forward to the sound of powerful engines, the scent of race fuel and the squeal of rubber as epic racing returns to the newly resurfaced Aldo Scribante Race Track… more
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    Aug 03, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Freight Forwarding Industry Anticipates…

    With the SAAFF Congress 2018 only weeks away, industry stakeholders are preparing for an exciting and full Programme. “With 16 presentations, 3 social/networking events and an exhibition over the two-day industry gathering, delegates have lots of… more
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  • Concours South Africa 3 years of Premier Automotive Elegance
    Aug 03, 2018 Motoring

    Concours South Africa 3 years of Premier…

    Continuing a tradition that now extends 3 years, top classic car collectors in South Africa will make their way to the magnificent setting of the Nelson Mandela Park fields at Steyn City from 10 to 12 August. Enthusiasts will gather to the largest… more
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  • BMW Group remains on course and reaffirms outlook for 2018
    Aug 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BMW Group remains on course and reaffirms…

    Substantial upfront expenditure for mobility of the future Footprint in China to be significantly expanded Significant increase in deliveries of electrified vehicles EBT Group margin within target range above 10% Automotive segment EBIT margin… more
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  • SKF Product Information - Audi Q3
    Aug 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SKF Product Information - Audi Q3

    SKF is offering a consistent range for the Audi Q3. See attached Production Information Sheet for more information. SKF Product Information more
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  • Freedom and prosperity for all
    Aug 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Freedom and prosperity for all

    Given the current economic situation in the country characterised by low growth, more people are coming to appreciate the sound moral, philosophical, and economic underpinnings of a free market economy. The most important principles are without… more
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  • The V8 power unit for the new BMW 8 Series Coupe: A masterpiece from the Munich engine plant.
    Aug 03, 2018 Motoring

    The V8 power unit for the new BMW 8 Series…

    The new BMW 8 Coupe is now rolling off the assembly line at the BMW Dingolfing plant, whilst the engine for the most dynamic model variant is being built at the company’s main factory in Munich. Parallel to the start of production of the luxury… more
    563
  • Michelin introduces the new Michelin LTX Force in Southern Africa
    Aug 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Michelin introduces the new Michelin LTX…

    Michelin, the world’s leading tyre-technology leader, today officially announced the availability of MICHELIN LTX FORCE range in the Southern Africa region. The tyres in the range are all terrain – both on and off road – targeted at SUV and 4x4… more
    551
  • Michelin introduces the new Michelin Primacy 4 in Southern Africa – safe when new, safe when worn
    Aug 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Michelin introduces the new Michelin Primacy…

    Michelin, the world’s leading tyre-technology leader, today announced the availability of MICHELIN PRIMACY 4 tyres in the Southern Africa region. True to its mission of sustainable mobility, this latest update to the popular PRIMACY range succeeds… more
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  • Autoparts Autoshow - The main event of the automotive industry in Kazakhstan
    Aug 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Autoparts Autoshow - The main event of the…

    17 – 20 October, 2018 International Exhibition Company “Atakent-Expo” will organize XX Kazakhstan International Exhibition of Automobile and Accessories during the period from 17 to 20 October, 2018 on the territory of KCBC “Atakent”. 20 Years on… more
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  • Babalwa Pendlani is one of many young women whose horizons have broadened thanks to Engen.
    Aug 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    This Women’s Day we celebrate a future…

    August is a special for Engen. It is Women’s Month, and it provides the company with an opportunity to reflect upon its commitment to helping gifted South African women explore new horizons. Babalwa Pendlani is one of many young women whose horizons… more
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  • Top 10 best cars for first time drivers
    Aug 03, 2018 Motoring

    Top 10 best cars for first time drivers

    Which vehicles are ideal for first-time drivers? Here Angelique Lynch, AutoTrader Marketing Director, compiles a list of the top 10 vehicles that will make good first-time buys. “Good options are always the Volkswagen Polo or Polo Vivo, the Toyota… more
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  • Will South Africa go the way of Zimbabwe?
    Aug 03, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Will South Africa go the way of Zimbabwe?

    In February 2018, the African National Congress (ANC) government of South Africa joined with the radical left-leaning Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to approve a motion in parliament to request the Constitutional Review Committee to “undertake a… more
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  • Head of TransUnion Auto in South Africa, Kriben Reddy
    Aug 02, 2018 Motoring

    Significantly Lower Vehicle Price Inflation…

    Vehicle Pricing Index dips below inflation for the 4th consecutive quarter Lower vehicle price inflation is providing significant relief to embattled consumers, with the TransUnion SA Vehicle Pricing Index (VPI) for new and used vehicles dipping… more
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  • How crime affects your car insurance
    Aug 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    How crime affects your car insurance

    The formula for determining your insurance premium is a tricky one at best, based on your individual risk profile. This includes your age, your income, your insurance history – and the car that you drive. "Your car is a determining factor in the… more
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  • Cassie Lessing, managing director, Strato IT Group
    Aug 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Consumerisation of the supply chain…

    Enterprise sector needs to start adopting more mobile-first applications The consumerisation of digital technology has seen a surge in demand for mobile-first logistics solutions placing significant pressure on companies to adopt a digital approach… more
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  • Strong demand for good quality used vehicles in South Africa
    Aug 02, 2018 Motoring

    Strong demand for good quality used vehicles…

    There is a demand shift from used to new vehicles in South Africa, but the ratio of used car sales to those of new models is still at 2.09:1, which means that used sales are still more than double those of used. This is according to the TransUnion… more
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  • Autopromotec Blog - July/August 2018
    Aug 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Autopromotec Blog - July/August 2018

    Workshop 4.0, digitization and new mobility trends the future of car repair While waiting for Autopromotec 2019 (from 22 to 26 May in Bologna), the aftermarket world met at the 2018 State of the Industry to discuss the big changes affecting the… more
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  • From Left: Eugene Oosthuizen, SRSA: Group Manager: Sales; Solly Gangat of Gang Racing Dunlop Zone in Krugersdorp, Mr Fred Kekana, winner of Toyota Fortuner and Iqbal Gangat of Gang Racing Dunlop Zone in Krugersdorp.
    Aug 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Dunlop Announces Winner of Toyota Fortuner

    Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (PTY) LTD (SRSA) has announced the winner of its Dunlop Easter Competition. Fred Kekana of Johannesburg is the proud owner of a brand-new Toyota Fortuner 2.8 GD6 Auto. Fifty-three-year-old father of three, Kekana bought… more
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  • Mr Pratley himself, CEO Kim Pratley, underneath the 13 t bulldozer suspended using Wondafix.
    Aug 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    From mineral to electrical products, Pratley…

    Since the company was founded in 1948, Pratley has diversified into a wide range of industrial sectors. This year it celebrates its 70th anniversary, with over 1 000 products in its stable, and 350 global patents. In 2018 alone, the company has… more
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  • Venezuela under the socialism of the 21st century – from prosperity to misfortune
    Aug 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Venezuela under the socialism of the 21st…

    The economic collapse in Venezuela, undergone during the last two decades, is due to the presence of the ideological-political project commonly referred to as ‘Socialism of the 21st Century’. A project that has made clear its intent of dismantling… more
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  • Since 2011, Carl Martin Welcker, CEO and President of Alfred H. Schütte GmbH in Cologne, has been representing the EMO Hannover as its General Commissioner, and at many public appearances in Germany and abroad has been raising awareness of the world’s premier trade fair for the field of metalworking.
    Aug 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    EMO Hannover 2019 in the starting blocks!…

    Frankfurt am Main, 1 August 2018 – The starting shot has been fired for EMO Hannover 2019. The invitation and registration documents for the world's leading metalworking trade fair are currently being sent out to around 60 countries. "We contact… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 31 July 2018
    Aug 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 31 July 2018

    MasterTips: The correct following distance [Watch] Keeping the correct following distance is a major tenet of defensive driving, yet, it is something many drivers often neglect to do. This is how to gauge the correct following distance. MasterTest:… more
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  • Beyond cheque book charity: building sustainable social impact programs in Africa
    Aug 02, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Beyond cheque book charity: building…

    SAP Executive Social Sabbatical program harnesses local skills, resources to drive sustainable long-term social impact. In 2015, countries around the world unanimously adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals, an ambitious set of objectives that… more
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  • FAW SA the most improved commercial vehicle brand in 2018 according to the NADA Dealer Satisfaction survey
    Aug 02, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    FAW SA the most improved commercial vehicle…

    The release of the annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey, as conducted by the independent market research firm, Lightstone, has FAW as the most improved commercial vehicle brand for 2018.… more
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  • Naamsa Comment on the July 2018 industry new vehicle sales statistics
    Aug 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Naamsa Comment on the July 2018 industry new…

    Commenting on the latest new vehicle sales statistics for the month of July, 2018 – the Association said that the latest domestic sales figures had been in line with industry expectations but that export sales had again disappointed. In the event,… more
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  • Federal-Mogul Motorparts Presents New Support Program and Champion® Expansion at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018
    Aug 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Federal-Mogul Motorparts Presents New…

    Federal-Mogul Motorparts announced its presence at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018 on the 11th-15th of September. During the show, the company will present exciting new products and innovative projects from across its diverse range of widely regarded,… more
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  • ASX leads the charge with Rasta
    Aug 01, 2018 Motoring

    ASX leads the charge with Rasta

    Fhatuwani "Rasta" Rasivhenge is no stranger to the whistle when it comes to the icons of the industries close to him, although behind the wheel of his Mitsubishi ASX, it would be from the advantage of his commanding position behind the wheel.… more
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  • Mercedes-Benz extends South African love affair with launch of new C-Class
    Aug 01, 2018 Motoring

    Mercedes-Benz extends South African love…

    Locally-built C-Class offers new levels of looks, safety and performance Mercedes-Benz South Africa has launched the new edition of its highly successful C-Class range to the local market at an event in Johannesburg’s inner city, celebrating its… more
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  • Motul Partners with Red-Lined Motoring Adventure to Introduce Joey Evans to SACCS
    Aug 01, 2018 Motorsport

    Motul Partners with Red-Lined Motoring…

    Through its partnership with the Red-Lined Motoring Adventure Team, Motul is a proud contributor to the success of the South African Cross Country Series – one of Africa’s most demanding motorsports championships. Red-Lined Motoring Adventure… more
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  • R14 million in prizes up for grabs for science boffins competing in SA’s largest science fair
    Aug 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    R14 million in prizes up for grabs for…

    South Africa’s brightest scientific minds will compete for their chance to win prizes worth well over R14 million as this year’s Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair (ISF) gains momentum. These prizes include university… more
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  • Feedback from NAACAM Show 2017 participants and see who has already booked for 2019
    Aug 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Feedback from NAACAM Show 2017 participants…

    Plans are well underway to deliver a larger and more value-adding initiative in 2019. Take advantage of early bird discounts by booking and paying for your exhibition stands and conference delegate tickets before 31 August 2018. For early bird… more
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  • MILAN Automotive GmbH Unleashes Hyper Car MILAN RED
    Aug 01, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    MILAN Automotive GmbH Unleashes Hyper Car…

    A car against the tide. This is what Austrian born Markus Fux, 36, CEO of MILAN Automotive GmbH is doing: bringing to the road the cutting edge know-how of Austrian companies - uncompromising in design and technic - in what will be the new… more
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  • SAPICS Annual Charity Golf Day 2018 is here again!
    Aug 01, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SAPICS Annual Charity Golf Day 2018 is here…

    Earlier date by popular demand! The SAPICS Annual Golf Day has become an anticipated event on the calendar for many of our members, corporate partners and sponsors. The 2018 Golf Day is guaranteed not to disappoint with a great line up activities… more
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  • The MX-5 roadster is a good example of Mazda’s out-of-the-box thinking
    Jul 31, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Auto Alert August 2018

    Mazda’s Fifty Million During May, the Mazda Motor Corporation celebrated the production of its fifty-millionth vehicle in its home country of Japan with a ceremony at the Hofu Plant in Yamaguchi prefecture. This was the culmination of a journey that… more
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    Jul 31, 2018 The Phoenix

    The Phoenix August 2018

    In my youth I was a rabid free marketeer, and an avid disciple of Milton Friedman. To my mind, the market should dictate most everything, and I couldn’t understand why governments intervened in such a seamless process. Of course, over the years I… more
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  • Find one of 20 Hella golden sensors and win your share of R20 000 in vouchers.
    Jul 31, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Find one of 20 Hella golden sensors and win…

    Twenty winners will each receive a R1000 gift voucher for a retail outlet in their area; the outlet will be one of the following: Checkers, Checkers Hyper, Shoprite, Spar, Pick ‘n Pay, Pick ‘n Pay Hyper, Game, Makro or TakeAlot. This voucher is not… more
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  • Barloworld Logistics breaks new ground
    Jul 30, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Barloworld Logistics breaks new ground

    Spokesperson: Kamogelo Mmutlana, CEO, Barloworld Logistics On 13th July 2018, Barloworld Logistics celebrated a significant milestone in the journey to their new facility. A SOD turning ceremony was hosted on-site, and the teams from all partner… more
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  • Julian van der Watt
    Jul 30, 2018 Motorsport

    Positive weekend for van der Watt

    South Africa’s Julian van der Watt enjoyed mixed results in the weekends US Formula 1600 series triple-header at Mid-Ohio over the weekend. The South African Investchem Formula 1600 champion qualified thirteenth and drove up to fifth and eighth in… more
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  • 2018 Formula One Rolex Hungarian Grand Prix - Race - Sunday
    Jul 30, 2018 Motorsport

    2018 Formula One Rolex Hungarian Grand Prix…

    Weather: sunny and dry, 32-35°C air, 47-57°C track It was a disappointing race outcome for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team at the 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix. Starting from P14 (Marcus Ericsson) and P16 (Charles Leclerc), the two drivers went into the… more
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  • Coetzee and Sandra Labuscagne. Image: Nadia Jordaan
    Jul 30, 2018 Motorsport

    Consistency the name of the game for special…

    The Atlas Copco 400, the fourth round of the 2018 South African Cross-Country Championship that takes place on 3 and 4 August in the Bronkhorstspruit area on the outskirts of Gauteng, will be extremely important for competitors in the Special… more
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  • Now That’s a Bright Idea! Cycling Jacket Prompts Riders to Turn, Shows Others When They Do
    Jul 30, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Now That’s a Bright Idea! Cycling Jacket…

    Vibrations tell wearer which way to go - lights and indicators show other road users, pedestrians Finding the way through busy streets on two wheels can be daunting and for cyclists who take their eyes off the road to glance at navigation apps, this… more
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  • Goodyear South Africa's 67 minutes of play for Mandela Day
    Jul 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear South Africa's 67 minutes of play…

    Goodyear South Africa has once again heeded to the call to impact lives in communities on Mandela Day by inviting 84 Grade Six learners from Stephen Nkomo Primary school to come and celebrate this significant day with them on 18 July 2018. With… more
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    Jul 30, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    McLaren Senna 001 takes the ultimate road…

    McLaren Senna with chassis number 001 presented to owner David Kyte by McLaren Automotive CEO, Mike Flewitt, in ceremony at the McLaren Technology Centre Striking Anniversary White paintwork with Aurora Blue livery central to bespoke design… more
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  • From Left to Right: Nonkqubela Maliza: VWSA Director: Corporate and Government Affairs; Lettie Siluma: Director Sithuthukile Trust; Lefu Khoarai: Member of Parliament.
    Jul 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen For Good extends its support of…

    Volkswagen hands over four Polos to ECD Centres supporting over 30 000 disadvantaged children Volkswagen Group South Africa's (VWSA), Director for Corporate and Government Affairs, Nonkqubela Maliza handed over four Polos to the Edutak Early… more
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  • Castrol Classic partners Paul Williams, Giovanni Schule, and motoring guru Roger Mc Cleery
    Jul 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Are you starving your classic, vintage or…

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  • Graham Eagle appointed as FCA South Africa CEO
    Jul 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Graham Eagle appointed as FCA South Africa…

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Graham Eagle as Chief Executive Officer for South Africa, effective immediately. This follows the recent resignation of Robin van Rensburg who left office on the 26th July… more
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  • Pure McLaren GT Series heads to Paul Ricard
    Jul 27, 2018 Motorsport

    Pure McLaren GT Series heads to Paul Ricard

    2018 Pure McLaren single-make FIA accredited international race series Circuit Paul Ricard to hold fourth round of the season Race field of McLaren 570S GT4 ‘arrive and drive’ track cars all supported by McLaren engineers, whether rented or owned… more
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  • Constitutional court rules on labour brokers
    Jul 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Constitutional court rules on labour brokers

    The Constitutional Court, on 26 July 2018, delivered a long awaited judgement on the interpretation of section 198A of the Labour Relations Act. The issue in dispute was whether the “deeming” provision in this section caused the client of a labour… more
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  • Cartrack’s unique technical training model uplifts talented young South Africans
    Jul 27, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Cartrack’s unique technical training model…

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  • Competitive sailing for climate research: BMW supports Team Malizia in the “Ocean Challenge” environmental initiative.
    Jul 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Competitive sailing for climate research:…

    Pierre Casiraghi’s sailing race team Malizia will gather valuable data on the global circulation of CO2 in the Vendée Globe race, which Boris Herrmann will contest in November 2020. The toughest regatta in the world will take Herrmann to the… more
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  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Celebrates Women with offering them Free Tyre & Road Safety Workshops
    Jul 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Celebrates Women with…

    On 9 August South Africa will be celebrating National Women's Day, but Tiger Wheel & Tyre is celebrating women all month long. The company will once again host free Tyre & Road Safety workshops for women at selected stores countrywide. The workshops… more
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  • Fuel price breather as prices stay stable
    Jul 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fuel price breather as prices stay stable

    Better exchange rate performance and retreats in international oil prices will mean virtually unchanged fuel prices in August. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data. "During… more
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  • Interesting motor industry insights from the NADA DSI Awards
    Jul 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Interesting motor industry insights from the…

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  • Fuel price deregulation complex
    Jul 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Fuel price deregulation complex

    Association says petrol price increases a symptom of weak economy The increase to fuel prices in July marked the fourth straight month in 2018 that these prices increased. They came off the back of three decreases in January, February and March.… more
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  • Shell Helix Ultra is leading the way for a new standard in motor oil protection
    Jul 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Shell Helix Ultra is leading the way for a…

    Coinciding with the new API SN PLUS standard launch, Shell Helix Ultra unveils its new suite of products designed to offer advanced protection for modern turbocharged engines Shell is continuing to demonstrate its industry and technology leadership… more
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  • SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 30
    Jul 27, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 30

    What Has SEMA Done for You Lately? Event Promoters Can Reach Consumers Using Free MOTORin’ App Breaking News Success Starts Here: Industry Gathers to Celebrate Its Trailblazers SEMA Show Education Announces Opening Keynote Exhibitors: Add Value and… more
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  • Overcoming supply chain challenges to help win the war against AIDS
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Overcoming supply chain challenges to help…

    At the 22nd International AIDS Conference, which takes place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 23 to 27 July, Imperial Logistics will showcase the critical role being played by logistics and supply chain management in winning the war against AIDS.… more
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  • South Africa sees Africa Investment Forum as vehicle for economic growth
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South Africa sees Africa Investment Forum as…

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  • Goodyear to study tyre materials reaction in International Space Station Experiments
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Goodyear to study tyre materials reaction in…

    Material science plays a critical role in tyre research and development Scientific discovery project to evaluate molecular structures of silica not available on Earth Results to inform additional opportunities to potentially improve fuel efficiency… more
    692
  • Opposing views expressed on sustainable road infrastructure funding
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Opposing views expressed on sustainable road…

    A fascinating discussion on sustainable road infrastructure funding in South Africa took place on day one of the four-day Southern African Transport Conference (SATC), held in Pretoria in July. Speaking in the Emerald Room of the CSIR International… more
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  • Ask Afrika to deliver best practice in customer experience management
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Ask Afrika to deliver best practice in…

    Customer Experience Management Africa Summit 2018 Thursday, 26 July 2018: In an increasingly competitive and fast-moving environment, customer service is becoming a business-critical tool to survival. With customer needs changing faster than what… more
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  • FUCHS Lubricants Honours Mandela's Legacy
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FUCHS Lubricants Honours Mandela's Legacy

    Bakgethwa was founded by Matankiso Makhetha in 2011, who opened her home to abandoned or orphaned children in the community. She saw the need to provide shelter and a home for these children, and sprung into action with virtually no assistance.… more
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  • Tips for SA motorists in light of fuel price increases
    Jul 26, 2018 Motoring

    Tips for SA motorists in light of fuel price…

    South Africans are bracing themselves for yet another fuel price increase which is expected to hit our pockets in August. This follows the recent fuel price hike of 26 cents p/l for 93 octane petrol, 23 cents p/l for 95 octane and 24 cents p/l for… more
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  • SMEs: Tackle your B-BBEE status to ensure long-term business success
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SMEs: Tackle your B-BBEE status to ensure…

    Until businesses adopt transformation in a more meaningful way, government will continue to shift the legislative goalposts. Innovative BEE Solutions Business Unit Manager, Hansie De Waal, says keeping abreast of changes to the regulatory landscape… more
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  • World premiere: Porsche presents the new Macan
    Jul 26, 2018 Motoring

    World premiere: Porsche presents the new…

    Full connectivity, new design elements and extended equipment for the success model Porsche has unveiled the new version of its compact SUV. The Macan has been a great success since its launch in 2014, and has now been enhanced in terms of design,… more
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  • Recklessly throwing taxpayer funds at court cases is unconstitutional
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Recklessly throwing taxpayer funds at court…

    With unemployment and social welfare at crisis levels and an actively shrinking economy, one would expect government to spend the little funds it forcefully extracts from taxpayers on comparatively important things, like grants, the police, or… more
    781
  • Niall Lynch, CEO of Hyundai Automotive SA, and Mr Enver Surty, Deputy Minister of Basic Education, unveils the plaque at Heerengracht Primary School in Eldorado Park
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Hyundai Automotive SA donates 6th school…

    The sixth library sponsored and equipped by Hyundai Automotive South Africa (HASA) in cooperation with the Imperial and Ukhamba Community Development Trust was handed over to Heerengracht Primary School in Eldorado Park on Mandela Day. The festive… more
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  • Supplychainforesight goes Green
    Jul 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Supplychainforesight goes Green

    Barloworld Logistics’ presents local businesses opinions on sustainable supply chains In recent weeks the local conversation about environmental practices, and indeed the behaviour of individuals and businesses alike when it comes to sustainability… more
    808
  • Snow in July or a Christmas Heat Wave? New Ford ‘Weather Factory’ Simulates Any Weather, Anytime
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Snow in July or a Christmas Heat Wave? New…

    State-of-the-art “Weather Factory” can simulate diverse environmental conditions ranging from blizzards to searing heat, from high humidity to gale-force winds Ford’s advanced new facility ensures drivers can rely on vehicles that have endured… more
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  • Telematics Innovation & Vehicle Security Forum. 23-24 August 2018, Emperors Palace Convention Centre, Johannesburg
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Telematics Innovation & Vehicle Security…

    You only have a few weeks left to book your seat for the third annual Telematics Innovation and Vehicle Security Forum, where experts wil discuss latest insights on telematics technology and how it helps in vehicle security, insurance, fleet… more
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  • AAPEX 2018 Service Professionals Session to Address Career Paths for Auto Technicians
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    AAPEX 2018 Service Professionals Session to…

    The Service Professionals General Session at AAPEX 2018 will tackle an important industry issue: building rewarding careers for automotive technicians and ensuring they have the skills to repair vehicles equipped with new technology, regardless of… more
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  • South Africa cannot borrow itself out of trouble
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    South Africa cannot borrow itself out of…

    In exceptional cases, the ability to borrow money might be beneficial. It might also be extremely detrimental and burden you financially forever. If my son informs me that he has obtained a R 100 000 facility on his credit card, I will not be… more
    750
  • EXOR announcement
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    EXOR announcement

    It is with the deepest sadness that EXOR has learned of the passing of Sergio Marchionne. John Elkann said: "Unfortunately, what we feared has come to pass. Sergio Marchionne, man and friend, is gone. I believe that the best way to honor his memory… more
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  • Battle Resumes for Ford NWM in Bronkhorstspruit
    Jul 26, 2018 Motorsport

    Battle Resumes for Ford NWM in…

    After three wins this season, Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable continue to lead Class T Championship Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer set sights on third place in standings Brazilians Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea aim for another podium finish… more
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  • The new Volkswagen Touareg
    Jul 26, 2018 Motoring

    The new Volkswagen Touareg

    • The new Touareg is the most technologically advanced Volkswagen model of its era.• The third generation Touareg makes a bold statement on design, technology, handling and comfort.• With the "Innovision Cockpit" of the Touareg, Volkswagen has… more
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  • Labour unrest and strike protection
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Labour unrest and strike protection

    During June, parts of Johannesburg were plunged into darkness – not from load shedding, but due to striking Eskom workers damaging company property during a one-day wage strike. The South African Communications Minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, has… more
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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 24 July 2018
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 24 July 2018

    MasterTips: Passing on deadly habits When you drive with your child in the car, you are passing on your driving habits to them. If you think about the last trip with your child, are you proud of the habit you shared with them? MasterTest: Bike… more
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  • Bringing Off-Road Experience to a New Level, Ford Ranger Raptor is Ready for the 'Outback Attack'
    Jul 26, 2018 Motoring

    Bringing Off-Road Experience to a New Level,…

    Unveiled to the world for the first time earlier this year, the highly anticipated Ford Ranger Raptor is set to arrive in markets across Asia Pacific. With Ford Performance DNA at its core, this high-speed desert racer pushes the limits in… more
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  • Active engagement via mobile-only tech disrupts insurance industry
    Jul 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Active engagement via mobile-only tech…

    Ryan Barlow, Chief Technology officer, e4 says that when it comes to the insurance sector, it is mobile-only as insurance brands grapple with disruption from lighter, more agile technology rich cloud insurance products: “It is no longer just… more
    693
  • 65 speakers, railway project updates, 2 days of networking- only at East Africa Rail
    Jul 26, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    65 speakers, railway project updates, 2 days…

    In 2018, East Africa Rail will see more speakers than last year. With speakers joining from the East African region to share project updates and international case studies from world leading operators. Feature keynote speakers include: Dr Fethi… more
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  • Six reasons to attend Infrastructure Africa 2018
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Six reasons to attend Infrastructure Africa…

    Join us at this year's Infrastructure Africa for unrivalled opportunities in networking, learning, and discovery. SIX REASONS TO ATTEND Engage with a cross-section of the infrastructure business community at the highest level using the Business… more
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  • BAIC announces SA plant to go live in 2018 Q4
    Jul 26, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    BAIC announces SA plant to go live in 2018 Q4

    BAIC announces Satisfactory Construction Milestones at first international vehicle plant outside China Presidents Ramaphosa and Jinping unveil first SA assembled BAIC Vehicle through Live Video Link BAIC SA Investment Testimony of BRICS inclusive… more
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  • “Research, collaboration and sharing knowledge is crucial” says Connected Energy as it announces Circular Economy research project
    Jul 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    “Research, collaboration and sharing…

    Award-winning energy-storage company, Connected Energy, has announced its collaboration with Lancaster University Doctoral Researcher Thomas Jalili Tanha, Professor Katy Mason and Dr. Teea Palo to undertake a study into the making of a Circular… more
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  • Haval Motors South Africa impresses in 1st NADA Awards
    Jul 25, 2018 Motoring

    Haval Motors South Africa impresses in 1st…

    Haval earns bronze medal in NADA Dealer Satisfaction Index Awards Haval, the professional SUV division of GWM, has made its competitors sit up and take notice after earning a bronze medal in the 2018 National Automobile Dealers' Association (NADA)… more
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  • FCA Announces New Appointments
    Jul 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FCA Announces New Appointments

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU / MTA: FCA) announced today (23 July 2018) that Alfredo Altavilla will be leaving the Group to pursue other professional interests. The Group thanks Alfredo for his contributions and wishes him all the best… more
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  • L-R - Shumikazi Sibhozo, Principal of Vuba Primary School; Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and MD of Volkswagen Group SA; Nonkqubela Maliza, Director Corporate and Government Affairs
    Jul 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Volkswagen employees continue to live Nelson…

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  • 2018 National Automobile Dealers' Association Dealer Satisfaction Index reflects sturdy Mazda Dealer Partner Relationship
    Jul 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    2018 National Automobile Dealers'…

    For the second year in a row, Mazda Southern Africa's collective efforts were recognized and rewarded when the company received a gold award at the NADA DSI Awards held at the home of WesBank in Fairland, Johannesburg. Mazda's DSI scores increased… more
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  • Trust in key for online car sales - Consumer insight revealed at Dealer Master Class
    Jul 25, 2018 Motoring

    Trust in key for online car sales - Consumer…

    “Today’s auto consumer is ready to buy before he or she steps onto the shop floor,” said George Mienie, AutoTrader CEO, in his presentation at the annual Dealership Master Class event. “They have already completed extensive research at home. The… more
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  • Additional lights on vehicles – the debate continues
    Jul 25, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Additional lights on vehicles – the debate…

    The increase of additional supplementary lighting on vehicles in South Africa has brought into the spotlight the legal implications of installing these lights for drivers. Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), an… more
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  • Round 5 Autobarn Superhatch Dezzi Raceway 11 August
    Jul 24, 2018 Motorsport

    Round 5 Autobarn Superhatch Dezzi Raceway 11…

    Fans can expect another action packed 2 heats from the AutObarn SuperHatch drivers at the Dezzi Raceway as the series reaches its halfway mark The AutObarn SuperHatch action will continue at round 5 next month at the popular Dezzi Raceway KwaZulu… more
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  • New car sales are on a roll – what does that mean for the used car market?
    Jul 24, 2018 Motoring

    New car sales are on a roll – what does that…

    June 2018 was a good month for new car sales in South Africa – 29 886 new passenger vehicles were sold which represents year-on-year growth of over 4%. This continues a positive trend over the past two quarters and has been achieved in spite of a… more
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  • Business Unusual: Embracing Disruptive Technologies in the Automotive Sector
    Jul 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Business Unusual: Embracing Disruptive…

    Rapid technological advancements in the global manufacturing landscape have changed the ways in which manufacturers function – from product design and development, to production optimisation, to techniques selected to penetrate new markets and… more
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  • Husqvarna's Gilbert sets up title showdown
    Jul 24, 2018 Motorsport

    Husqvarna's Gilbert sets up title showdown

    Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing returned home victorious from Swaziland’s fifth round MSA South African Cross Country Moto Championship Mhlibhi Piggs Peak 400 on Saturday after Kenny Gilbert wrestled his open class machine to the OR1 class win to… more
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  • Chris Visser and Phillip Herselman – Atlas Copco Toyota Hilux. Image Nadia Jordaan.
    Jul 24, 2018 Motorsport

    From the desert to the mealie fields of…

    It will be quite a change of scenery for the South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) when the fourth round of the championship takes teams from their recent excursion in the Botswana desert to the mealie fields of the Bronkhorstspruit… more
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  • Mr Mike Manley
    Jul 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FCA Announcement

    With reference to the health of Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. ("FCA") (NYSE: FCAU / MTA: FCA) communicates with profound sorrow that during the course of this week unexpected complications arose while Mr. Marchionne was… more
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  • All roads leading to the African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show
    Jul 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    All roads leading to the African Advanced…

    IOT demo Composite Maker Lab workshop making micarta and forged carbon knife handles. 3D printer, 3D scanner demos Drone Racing (unique night spectacle in stadium) and drone demo School visits Trade Visitors/buyers free access -- click here to… more
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  • Juan Wheeler (left), new Chief Financial Officer & Daniell Theron (right), new Head of Network Development
    Jul 24, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FCA South Africa appoints new CFO and Head…

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is pleased to announce the appointment of Juan Wheeler as new Chief Financial Officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Wheeler officially joined the company on 16 July 2018. He has served in various… more
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  • Audi Q2 #untaggable campaign recognised with an APEX Award
    Jul 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Audi Q2 #untaggable campaign recognised with…

    Audi South Africa, in conjunction with its advertising partner, Ogilvy Cape Town, received its first APEX Award The APEX Awards recognises advertising and communication effectiveness as part of a marketing launch campaign The Audi Q2 #untaggable… more
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  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors
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    Jul 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    SEMA eNews, Vol. 21, No. 29

    What Has SEMA Done for You Lately? 2018 SEMA Market Report: Specialty-Equipment Sales Reach $43 Billion Breaking News Dynacorn International Joins the SEMA Garage Tech Transfer Program Display Your Products in the SEMA Show’s No. 1 Buyer Destination… more
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  • Understanding your insurance policy means understanding your rights
    Jul 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Understanding your insurance policy means…

    Most South Africans understand that insurance is needed for buying items like cars, providing for the education of children, and even making sure that there is money to provide for the family when the main breadwinner passes away. Despite the… more
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  • Clover Mama Afrika celebrates Madiba Day at the Shalate Drop-in Centre
    Jul 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Clover Mama Afrika celebrates Madiba Day at…

    Clover Mama Afrika, Clover’s CSI project, together with their valuable supplier MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, have once again showed their support by assisting a Clover Mama Afrika. This… more
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  • Andrew Kirby, one of sa's top executives to spell out the challenges facing local motor industry at NAAMSA Conference
    Jul 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Andrew Kirby, one of sa's top executives to…

    Andrew Kirby, the President and CEO of Toyota South Africa, who is also the current President of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (NAAMSA), will spell out the myriad of challenges facing all aspects of the local motor… more
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  • Securex South Africa sees record-breaking 25th year
    Jul 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Securex South Africa sees record-breaking…

    Securex South Africa reinforced its reputation as Africa’s leading security and fire trade exhibition this year, with its 25th anniversary show delighting visitors and exhibitors alike. The expo, which took place recently at Gallagher Convention… more
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  • NAACAM Show 2019: Stand a chance to win a conference delegate ticket
    Jul 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    NAACAM Show 2019: Stand a chance to win a…

    The event where SA’s automotive manufacturing industry comes together to showcase its capability and engage in current issues relevant to the sector domestically and globally. Amplify our call for widespread industry participation and stand to be… more
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  • 2018 BRICS Summit backed by Haval Motors South Africa
    Jul 23, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    2018 BRICS Summit backed by Haval Motors…

    Haval is the official vehicle sponsor to the 201­8 BRICS Summit From China to South Africa - professional SUV brand Haval and the 10th BRICS summit starting in Sandton in less than a week, represent the China-to-South-Africa-theme in more ways than… more
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  • Pre-owned vehicles with new car benefits
    Jul 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Pre-owned vehicles with new car benefits

    Purchasing a pre-owned vehicle can be a risk-free process if you choose to buy from the right pre-owned dealerships. A common misconception about pre-owned vehicles is that they’re old and unpredictable. The truth is that there are specialized,… more
    883
  • Global compact earthmoving brand refocuses in the local market
    Jul 23, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Global compact earthmoving brand refocuses…

    ELB Equipment has relaunched an exciting range of equipment including skidsteers, articulated loaders and BHL’s from one of the world’s leading compact equipment manufacturers. American-made Gehl machines are a well-known brand across the globe… more
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  • With AAPEX 2018 quickly approaching, here’s the latest news:
    Jul 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    With AAPEX 2018 quickly approaching, here’s…

    • The first AAPEX Blog is now live! The opening blog posts are: The Top 4 Opportunities That Come with Access to Vehicle Data by Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of Auto Care Association. Bill discusses how the vast majority of motorists have no idea… more
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  • Banks need to justify to the poor why they are bailing out SAA
    Jul 20, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Banks need to justify to the poor why they…

    The recent announcement by minister Pravin Gordhan that, at the request of state owned enterprises (SOEs), the banks will “help” SOEs with more funding and additional unspecified assistance, raises serious questions. Banking chiefs must publicly… more
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  • Adient South Africa’s expansion with a new USD7.4-million plant is a positive leap for localisation
    Jul 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Adient South Africa’s expansion with a new…

    The unmet economic needs of the majority of South Africa country are well-known to its citizens. Our economy will benefit from higher investment, both domestic and foreign. Jobs are crucial, as is the need to improve our skills and education base.… more
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  • The new branch is now located at Cnr Swartkops & Broad Street in North End.
    Jul 20, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Safeguarding the bottom line through the…

    Managing a forklift fleet is a huge challenge, to say the least, but the incorporation of a fleet management system can make the entire process very simple and efficient. With that in mind, GLTC offers its Goscor Fleet Management System to help its… more
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  • European Car of the Year Volvo XC40 receives five star rating in Euro NCAP assessment
    Jul 20, 2018 Motoring

    European Car of the Year Volvo XC40 receives…

    Volvo Cars' XC40 adds another accolade as it receives five stars and top ratings in the 2018 Euro NCAP tests. This means the XC40 joins its larger siblings in the 60 and 90 series as one of the safest cars in the world. The 2018 Euro NCAP testing… more
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  • Ten Ways Air Compressors Can Improve Farming Efficiency
    Jul 20, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Ten Ways Air Compressors Can Improve Farming…

    A quality air compressor is an essential tool for any working farm, with applications far beyond simply inflating tyres. At its core, an air compressor is a power tool that creates and focuses pressurized air, which can in turn be used to power a… more
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  • Elena Novikova and Mopar® Together Again in 2018
    Jul 20, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Elena Novikova and Mopar® Together Again in…

    The partnership between the world cycling champion and Mopar®, the FCA brand for aftermarket products and services of the Group, has been renewed for the second year running. Determination, dedication and love for daily challenges: these are the key… more
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  • Top achievers from the MiX Telematics Enterprise BEE Trust celebrated
    Jul 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Top achievers from the MiX Telematics…

    Students excel given the right support and guidance MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, recently celebrated and awarded the top ten South African academic achievers of 2017, at their offices in… more
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  • Liberty is the source of human progress
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Liberty is the source of human progress

    Promoting his seminal book, South Africa’s war against Capitalism, the economist Professor Walter Williams averred that “The solution to South Africa’s problems is not special programmes, it’s not affirmative action, it’s not handouts, and it’s not… more
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  • Deserving Recognition? National Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Deserving Recognition? National Advanced…

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  • FASA establishes industry specific food franchise forum
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    FASA establishes industry specific food…

    The Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) is delighted to announce the establishment of a Food Franchise Forum representing the majority of the household names in the casual dining and quick service restaurants (CDQSR) sector. Based on 2016… more
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  • Data: The foundation of accelerated growth in a transformed world
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Data: The foundation of accelerated growth…

    In an ever more connected world, it is essential that businesses find their footing on the transformation journey. Data is the foundation of this journey, providing the key to get the vehicle to insights moving. Through the effective use of data,… more
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  • Camp Jeep® 2018 Starring the New Jeep Wrangler Breaks All Records
    Jul 19, 2018 Motoring

    Camp Jeep® 2018 Starring the New Jeep…

    The key event for the Jeep® Owners Group (J.O.G.) held in Austria last weekend was a resounding success, attracting massive participation from all across Europe. More than 1,200 Jeep enthusiasts and 600 vehicles came together to confirm the special… more
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  • Preview - 2018 Formula One Emirates German Grand Prix
    Jul 19, 2018 Motorsport

    Preview - 2018 Formula One Emirates German…

    11th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 20th to 22nd July 2018 Hinwil, 17th July 2018 - The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team is heading into the last two back-to-back races before the summer break. The first stop is Hockenheim, where Marcus… more
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  • New repair technologies at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    New repair technologies at Automechanika…

    Connectivity, robot repair, artificial intelligence – the Frankfurt Festhalle will be transformed into a hotspot for future trends at Automechanika. From 11 to 15 September 2018, companies will be showcasing their innovative products and solutions… more
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  • National Automobile Dealers’ Association recognises need for transparency
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    National Automobile Dealers’ Association…

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  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 17 July 2018
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 17 July 2018

    MasterTips: Training for the right reasons Most forward thinking companies agree a strong ‘safety culture’ is both crucial and necessary. But something is missing from the conversation, and that's how a company's training program can either… more
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  • Naamsa Automotive Conference
    Jul 19, 2018 Aftermarket Buzz

    Naamsa Automotive Conference

    Date: Friday 31 August 2018 Venue: SA Festival of Motoring, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit To reinforce the role of NAAMSA as the leading, collective voice of the automotive industry in South Africa, the inaugural NAAMSA Automotive Conference will be… more
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  • SACAA general manager, Mark Hunter with Aspasa director, Nico Pienaar. SACAA has joined forces with Aspasa to better regulate and communicate the use of coal ash products in the economy
    Jul 19, 2018 Mobilty Beat

    Finding economical uses for coal ash

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