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  • CAPAS 2020 pinpoints new energy sector to drive continuous growth in Southwest China’s automotive market
    Jan 17, 2020 Buzz

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

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

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

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

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

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

    REDEX AdBlue® launched in South Africa

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

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

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

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

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

    Mahindra set to enter new growth phase in 2020

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

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

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

    Entries open for the 14th Toyota Dream Car Contest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Most fuels up on oil surge, rand weakness

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

    KNAPP to showcase innovation at LogiMAT and IntraLogisteX

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

    Ducato MY 2020 named "Best motorhome base 2020"

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

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

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

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

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

    Decisions needed on Renault-Nissan alliance future, says GlobalData

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

    #MitsubishiSArugby develop children's skills and lives

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

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

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

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 14 January 2020

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

    24 seconds split Sainz, Al Attiyah 8 days in

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

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

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

    Tata Motors enriches lives of youth with intensive skills training programme

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

    Back to school – back to reality

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

    First win for SA team as lead fight tightens

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

    Clark opens new assembly plant in US headquarters in Lexington

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

    2019 a record year for Volkswagen Group South Africa

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

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

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

    Opel: Focused on 2020!

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

    Another Eye-Catching Creation

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

    World’s toughest race gets to halfway mark

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

    New Toyota GR Yaris: a rally car for the road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Auctions reinvented

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

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

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

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

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

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

    What can we learn from a man who was born before nylon, TV, jet engines, faxes, cordless phones, FM radio, microwaves, tape recorders, automatic gears and electric typewriters, let alone computers? Lots. But first, something about the great… more
  • Transport Solutions
    Jan 09, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Transport Solutions

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

    Protect your car battery from the summer heat

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

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

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

    Hyundai takes to the sky with Uber Elevate

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

    Continental launches new tire line Conti CoachRegio for intercity buses

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

    Ross Branch delivers a superhuman ride

    Most people never knew who Ross Branch was before Monday afternoon, but that all changed when Botswana’s multiple South African cross country champion rode his KTM to a shock Dakar Saudi Arabia second day victory. Branch’s glory was short lived… more
  • Turbocharging the economy by unleashing black entrepreneurship
    Jan 08, 2020 Buzz

    Turbocharging the economy by unleashing black entrepreneurship

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

    Electric vehicles can present new driving challenges in winter

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

    Red-Lined's Navaras tame the Dakar

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The rugged QES40 generator supplied to Tyres & More Riverside by Atlas Copco Power Technique’s long-standing Nelspruit dealer, Will Gain Sales & Services, ensures that the specialist tyre fitment centre is able to deliver uninterrupted customer… more
  • BMW Group Classic presents: anniversary stories for 2020.
    Jan 08, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group Classic presents: anniversary stories for 2020.

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

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 07 January 2020

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

    Mobility goes smart and individual: Audi at CES 2020

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

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

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

    AutoTrader Monthly Used Car Sales Data - December 2019

    Used Car Sales Data for December 2019 as compiled by AutoTrader more
  • Signs of worn shock absorbers
    Jan 08, 2020 Buzz

    Signs of worn shock absorbers

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

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

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

    Gilles Le Borgne Joins Groupe Renault

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

    A double Southern African victory!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ford's Smart Window Displays View to Blind Passengers

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

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 31 December 2019

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

    The stubborn allure of socialism despite its abject failures

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

    You’ll love these garage design ideas

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

    Executive assistants can work from anywhere too

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

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 24 December 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Off-roading safety tips from the pros

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

    The essential road trip safety checklist

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

    Facelift Mazda2 Arrives in South Africa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ford Wildlife Foundation Provides Crucial Mobility to Conservation Organisations

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

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

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

    Automotive World 2020

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

    Bridgestone to Showcase Global Mobility Solutions at CES 2020

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

    Year in review: Top productivity trends for 2019

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

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

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

    Groupe PSA and FCA agree to merge

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

    Chassis check for winter season prevents expensive repairs

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

    Car thieves don’t take a break at Christmas

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

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

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

    TATA awards over R2-million in scholarships to university students

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

    Groupe Renault to expose innovations with partners at CES LAS VEGAS

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

    The State wants to take your house and pay you nothing

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

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 17 December 2019

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

    Man up, women, and have that tricky testicular talk

    By Lesley Stones Men love to use the phrase ‘grow a pair’ when they’re urging each other to be brave. A pair of testicles or ‘balls’, the source of sperm and testosterone that makes men what they are. But the testicles can also harbour a killer… more
  • Make sure you’re paying a fair price for those used wheels
    Dec 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Make sure you’re paying a fair price for those used wheels

    Modern technology is making it easier than ever for South African consumers to avoid being ripped off when buying or selling a second-hand car, with a range of new indicators available to supplement the ‘blue book’ values that have been used by… more
  • Petrol set for decrease in January
    Dec 20, 2019 Buzz

    Petrol set for decrease in January

    Petrol and illuminating paraffin are set for price drops in January, while a fractional increase is on the cards for diesel. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which based its outlook on unaudited mid-month fuel price data… more
  • A new format for Autopromotec 2021
    Dec 20, 2019 Buzz

    A new format for Autopromotec 2021

    More content in 4 days of the event. A survey of the exhibitors sets the guidelines of the 29th edition of the international biennial trade show of the automotive aftermarket Autopromotec gets smarter and renews its format. To meet the needs of… more
  • Sakhile Mthombeni honoured with 2019 Best Trainee Award
    Dec 20, 2019 Buzz

    Sakhile Mthombeni honoured with 2019 Best Trainee Award

    Sakhile Mthombeni named as one of 49 best young talents in the Volkswagen Group Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) employee Sakhile Mthombeni has been named as one of the top young talents across the Volkswagen Group worldwide. Sakhile joined… more
  • The dual role of the modern CFO
    Dec 20, 2019 Buzz

    The dual role of the modern CFO

    In a digitally driven world, every operational unit in every organisation across the globe is faced with the need to innovate. As the world evolves, so roles transform and employees at every level need to keep pace to maintain their place of… more
  • With record-breaking figures Automechanika Shanghai celebrates more than just its 15th edition milestone
    Dec 20, 2019 Buzz

    With record-breaking figures Automechanika Shanghai celebrates more than just its 15th…

    Automechanika Shanghai 2019 ended its 15th edition on a high note by experiencing even more industry participation, with a wider scope of players, than ever before. The record-breaking show leveraged its own unique concept of an automotive… more
  • Renault, Publicis, OMD launch new era of collaboration: in a word, Voilà.
    Dec 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Renault, Publicis, OMD launch new era of collaboration: in a word, Voilà.

    Groupe Renault and its long-standing partners, Publicis and OMD, are launching a unique project bringing together the marketing teams of the three groups in a single platform to collaboratively develop brand campaigns for Renault and Dacia.… more
  • Tarsus Group acquires tyreXpo series
    Dec 20, 2019 Buzz

    Tarsus Group acquires tyreXpo series

    Tarsus, the global B2B media group, has announced that it has acquired the TyreXpo series of events from Singapore-based organiser, SingEx. The acquisition adds a complementary brand to the automotive events in the Tarsus portfolio and gives… more
  • Excitement builds for the national High School Career Expo in association with SABC Education
    Dec 16, 2019 Buzz

    Excitement builds for the national High School Career Expo in association with SABC…

    "The SABC High School Career Expo” has announced the dates for 2020. South Africa’s favourite careers exhibition is designed to provide both primary and middle school students with opportunities and guidance for choosing a high school and… more
  • Renai Moothilal, Executive Director of The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM)
    Dec 16, 2019 Buzz

    Minister of Trade and Industry hosts inaugural Automotive Executive Oversight Committee

    The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Ebrahim Patel, recently hosted the inaugural Automotive Executive Oversight Committee (EOC) in Pretoria. The key responsibility of the EOC is the coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the progress… more
  • The 10,000th Great Wall
    Dec 16, 2019 Buzz

    The 10,000th Great Wall "P Series" Rolls off the Line, confirming "Great Wall Speed" with…

    On the 5th of December, a special Ceremony for the 10,000th Great Wall "P Series", China's first global passenger pickup, was held in Great Wall Motors' Chongqing Smart Factory. With members local government, high level Automotive Journalists,… more
  • Sharon Paterson, Infiniti Chief Executive Officer
    Dec 16, 2019 Buzz

    A happy social media post can turn into a holiday nightmare

    Indiscriminate social media posting is allowing criminals to access information that makes homeowners a target for burglary or theft the Chief Executive of a leading insurance company has warned.Infiniti Insurance’s Sharon Paterson says posting… more
  • Seasonal greetings from the SAGMJ, motoring towards 2020
  • Bridgestone becomes first SA manufacturer to produce 19-inch tyres
    Dec 13, 2019 Buzz

    Bridgestone becomes first SA manufacturer to produce 19-inch tyres

    Bridgestone South Africa has become the first local manufacturer to produce 19-inch tyres, thanks to an investment in new technology at its Brits facility. The new tyres are being produced for the BMW X3. “Bridgestone has a long relationship… more
  • Graham Boswell Retires after Remarkable 47-year Career at Ford SA
    Dec 13, 2019 Buzz

    Graham Boswell Retires after Remarkable 47-year Career at Ford SA

    Graham Boswell started at Ford South Africa in 1972 and retired 47 years later as the company’s longest-serving employee A family affair, as Boswell’s father worked at Ford for almost 30 years Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is… more
  • A new shift in direction - A new look!
    Dec 13, 2019 Buzz

    A new shift in direction - A new look!

    The Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) has played a definitive role in the motoring industry of South Africa ever since its inception in 1908. It has a proud heritage, representingalmost 8 000 members nationally. The RMI brand is locally… more
  • Perfect Stocking Filler for Students: Ford Figo offers outstanding value for money
    Dec 13, 2019 Motoring

    Perfect Stocking Filler for Students: Ford Figo offers outstanding value for money

    The Ford Figo is currently amongst the top 10 best-selling vehicles in South Africa A Figo is the perfect run-around, designed for zipping through congested city streets, and squeezing into tight parking spaces The trendy Figo Blu is the… more
  • Tshwane rescue team warns of escalating climate related problems
    Dec 13, 2019 Buzz

    Tshwane rescue team warns of escalating climate related problems

    This week’s flash floods throughout Tshwane and surrounds are the earliest wash of flood-related rescue incidences for the summer season in living memory, according to rescuers on the ground. The Off-Road Rescue Unit (ORRU)*, who assisted with… more
  • Don’t be afraid of oil changes!  MEYLE advises on changing the oil in automatic gearboxes.
    Dec 13, 2019 Buzz

    Don’t be afraid of oil changes! MEYLE advises on changing the oil in automatic gearboxes.

    ‘Automatic transmissions? They don’t need an oil change!’ Though debunked long ago, this rumour has proven quite persistent. Transmission oil undergoes a natural ageing process, with the oil wearing out and additives diminishing over time. So… more
  • Sibusiso Sokutu and Sipho Xhego
    Dec 13, 2019 Buzz

    Continental and BestDrive - Creating Opportunities, Changing Lives!

    New Learnership Programme helping four young men from the SOS Children's Village with skills development to create a brighter future Practical and theoretical training at Continental Tyre SA-owned BestDrive store in Port Elizabeth Learners… more
  • Dakar Portal 2020
    Dec 13, 2019 Motorsport

    Dakar Portal 2020

    Toyota has made it easy for you keep up-to-date on all the latest Dakar race action and daily developments with a dedicated Information Portal. Follow the exploits of Giniel, Nasser, Bernard and Alonso as they tackle the sands of Saudi Arabia.… more
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Association (RMI).
    Dec 13, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Why your car will appreciate an accredited workshop

    A car is a big purchase item. The second largest, in fact, to your home. For this reason alone, it makes sense to have it repaired at an accredited and graded workshop. Why? “Because an accredited workshop has to meet and comply with minimum… more
  • Clariant ColorForward® 2021 palette yearns for human contact, searches for authenticity
    Dec 13, 2019 Buzz

    Clariant ColorForward® 2021 palette yearns for human contact, searches for authenticity

    15th Annual Color and Trend Forecast for plastics issued Five hues suggested each of the four social trends Trend to warmer and deeper shades; include many special effects The color experts at Clariant ColorWorks® have identified four societal… more
  • Champions aplenty set for Saudi edition
    Dec 13, 2019 Motorsport

    Dakar 2020: Champions aplenty set for Saudi edition

    Dakar 2020 promises to be another thrilling year as the race moves into its third chapter in Saudi Arabia after a decade in South America. The event had of course raced from Paris to Dakar since its 1980s inception with one race to Cape Town… more
  • Metair batteries spark interest
    Dec 12, 2019 Buzz

    Metair batteries spark interest

    Metair says it's been approached by buyers interested in its Energy Storage business, particularly Turkish battery maker Mutlu Aku. The group says it's examining its options after a strategic review concluded that the separation of its… more
  • (from left) Joshua Omolo, Project Engineer uYilo, Bridget and Jack Finn from Finn Auto, Pieter Niemand, Director of MIWA, Peter van Mosseveld, MIWA representative, Edem Foli, Programme Manager uYilo, and Dr Nico Rust, Group Specialist: Energy Storage uYilo, during the visit to the uYilo eMobility Programme facility in Nelson Mandela University, PE.
    Dec 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    MIWA gets a look at Electric Vehicle developments

    The Motor Industry Workshop Association’s (MIWA) Director, Pieter Niemand, MIWA Regional Chairman for the Eastern Cape, Jack Finn, and MIWA representative, Peter van Mosseveld, were recently invited to visit the uYilo eMobility Programme at the… more
  • Used car sales exceed R11.2 billion this November
    Dec 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Used car sales exceed R11.2 billion this November

    A total of 38 884 used cars were sold in South Africa in November 2019, with a total listing price of over R11.2 billion. This compares to 39 167 cars worth R11.3 billion in October 2019. These figures come from AutoTrader’s Monthly Used Car… more
  • Preparing for Safe Travels this Festive Season
    Dec 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Preparing for Safe Travels this Festive Season

    According to the Automobile Association (AA) of South Africa over 135 000 people have lost their lives in road accidents over the past decade. This has been declared ‘a national crisis’ by the AA and comes at a time when road safety is a… more
  • Rain and darkness: perfect recipe for traffic chaos
    Dec 12, 2019 Buzz

    Rain and darkness: perfect recipe for traffic chaos

    AA urges motorists and pedestrians to be extra vigilant on the road The heavy rains in many parts of the country, along with unpredictable and frequent rolling blackouts, are a perfect recipes for traffic chaos, and motorists and pedestrians… more
  • Soft skills vs hard skills – which are most wanted in the workplace?
    Dec 12, 2019 Buzz

    Soft skills vs hard skills – which are most wanted in the workplace?

    How do you measure someone’s ability to manage their time? Or their ability to work as part of a team – or to lead that team to victory? This is something recruiters are expected to assess in their exchange with a job candidate when looking at… more
  • Mitsubishi eK X and eK Wagon Kei models win Japanese Car of the Year 2019-'20 awards in Small Mobility Category
    Dec 12, 2019 Buzz

    Mitsubishi eK X and eK Wagon Kei models win Japanese Car of the Year 2019-'20 awards in…

    MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) announced that the eK X (pronounced eK cross) and eK Wagon Kei won the Small Mobility category Japan's 2019-'20 Car of the Year competition. This was MMC's first victory in this category. MMC has contested… more
  • Government is intent on destroying private health insurance to pave the way for its NHI scheme
    Dec 12, 2019 Buzz

    Government is intent on destroying private health insurance to pave the way for its NHI…

    With last week’s announcement by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) that no Low-Cost Benefit Options (LCBO) will be allowed for low-income consumers and no health insurance products will be allowed beyond March 2021, South Africans are… more
  • MISA launches ground-breaking policy
    Dec 12, 2019 Buzz

    MISA launches ground-breaking policy

    MISA launches ground-breaking policy in support of Eliminating Violence and Harassment in the Workplace and offers to assist employers in the retail motor industry Gender-based violence a widespread problem in South Africa Ground-breaking… more
  • Happy Holidays from SA Taxi
    Dec 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Happy Holidays from SA Taxi

    As 2019 draws to an end and many industries start slowing down, thoughts inevitably turn to reflecting on the year that was. As an organisation committed to creating a sustainable environment for the minibus taxi industry in the country, SA… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 10 December 2019
    Dec 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 10 December 2019

    MasterTips: MasterDrive recognises road safety supporters MasterDrive recently awarded a number of companies for their dedication to road safety and for their efforts to make it part of their company culture. MasterTest: Autotrader COTY 2020… more
  • Insider report - Car design is rapidly evolving – inside and out
    Dec 12, 2019 Motoring

    Insider report - Car design is rapidly evolving – inside and out

    As the automobile industry undergoes massive changes, it is also ushering in new frontiers for design – from materials to manufacturing execution. by Siddharth Vinayak Patankar It can be said that design is more important to manufacturers, is… more
  • Festive season roadblocks: Don’t get caught with outstanding traffic fines
    Dec 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Festive season roadblocks: Don’t get caught with outstanding traffic fines

    Fines SA offers motorists up to 20% discount off their outstanding traffic fines nationwide. As the December holidays draw close and year-end celebrations kick off, you can expect to see an increase in roadblocks all around SA. Roadblocks exist… more
  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the RMI.
    Dec 12, 2019 Buzz

    Looking back and pushing forward

    2019 was a year to be reckoned with, marked by a struggling economy, political and social turmoil and low consumer and business confidence. The Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), a key player in the automotive aftermarket sector,… more
  • Keeping travellers going the Elegant way
    Dec 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Keeping travellers going the Elegant way

    Elegant Fuel will be operating a full fleet of 51 tankers over the festive season to ensure holidaymakers in South Africa have round-the-clock access to fuel. “We’re expecting about 30 000 vehicles to fill up at our stations every day over the… more
  • Take the hazard out of construction zones this festive season with these driving tips
    Dec 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Take the hazard out of construction zones this festive season with these driving tips

    Driving through a construction zone can be frustrating because it often results in unexpected delays, however motorists are urged to remain calm and observe the road rules as they make their way through these zones. Arriving late is better than… more
  • Can bodyshops capitalise on consumer impatience?
    Dec 12, 2019 Buzz

    Can bodyshops capitalise on consumer impatience?

    Cromax Brand Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Kevin Torfs, explains how to leverage today’s customers and turn impatience into profit It’s widely known that consumers across the world are growing increasingly impatient as a result of… more
  • SANRAL Festive Period Travel Information
    Dec 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    SANRAL Festive Period Travel Information

    As we come to the end of the year, we would like to provide you with some important travel information. For ease of travelling over this period, please ensure that your E- tag is topped up at all times and this can be done through various… more
  • Abarth becomes Official Vehicle Partner of Dubai Autodrome
    Dec 12, 2019 Buzz

    Abarth becomes Official Vehicle Partner of Dubai Autodrome

    Abarth to be official vehicle partner of Dubai's first fully integrated motorsports complex. For the first time Abarth is an official vehicle partner with an autodrome. National Auto, the exclusive distributor for Fiat and Abarth vehicles in… more
  • Kurk Wilks, CEO MANN+HUMMEL
    Dec 12, 2019 Buzz

    MANN+HUMMEL appoints new Board of Management

    The Supervisory Board of MANN+HUMMEL Verwaltungs GmbH has appointed Kurk Wilks as the new President and CEO as of January 1, 2020. Kurk Wilks succeeds Werner Lieberherr, who left the world market leader for filtration in October by mutual… more
  • Ford releases 2020 Global Trend Report
    Dec 12, 2019 Buzz

    Ford releases 2020 Global Trend Report

    Loneliness, uncertainty and the importance of trust are dominant themes in this year’s report, yet Ford’s Chief Futurist uncovers pockets of opportunity for businesses and people to connect and thrive. The 2020 Looking Further with Ford Trends… more
  • Android Auto comes to BMW. BMW to offer wireless integration from mid-2020
    Dec 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Android Auto comes to BMW. BMW to offer wireless integration from mid-2020

    The BMW Group is extending the reach of seamless connectivity in its vehicles with the introduction of Android Auto™ starting in mid-2020. Android Auto, the latest digital and user-centric service addition to BMW, will allow customers to… more
  • New or higher taxes won’t work, and could be unconstitutional
    Dec 12, 2019 Buzz

    New or higher taxes won’t work, and could be unconstitutional

    By Martin van Staden and Jacques Jonker The trade union federation Cosatu recently called for tax increases, particularly on the wealthy, to arrest South Africa’s economic down spiral. But economist Arthur B Laffer, known for popularising the… more
  • Participation skyrockets as the 15th edition of Automechanika Shanghai 2019 draws to a close
    Dec 10, 2019 Buzz

    Participation skyrockets as the 15th edition of Automechanika Shanghai 2019 draws to a…

    The 15th edition of Automechanika Shanghai, which took place from 3 to 6 December 2019, has recorded even more industry participation than ever before. 159,728 visitors connected with 6,590 exhibitors across the show floor. The show illustrated… more
  • Auction.co.za’s New Business Development Executive, Mohammed Sader
    Dec 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Gearing up to self-driving cars

    When most of us are asked about Artificial Intelligence (AI), our first notion is to respond with how little we know about what AI actually is, and how it is used. The truth is, you’re probably using AI to get from point A-to-Z already.… more
  • Announcement of NAAMSA elected office bearers for the term 2020 - 2022
    Dec 10, 2019 Buzz

    Announcement of NAAMSA elected office bearers for the term 2020 - 2022

    NAAMSA is very pleased to announce that at its Annual General Meeting held in Pretoria on December 05, 2019: Mr. Tim ABBOTT, Managing Director, BMW Southern Africa [Pty] Ltd was elected President of NAAMSA for the 2-year term; Mr. Neale HILL,… more
  • Opel Front Camera Wins 'Car Connectivity Award 2019'
    Dec 10, 2019 Motoring

    Opel Front Camera Wins 'Car Connectivity Award 2019'

    The innovative Opel front camera has won the 'Car Connectivity Award 2019'. The system, which is offered in the Opel Insignia flagship (not available in Southern Africa) and the best-selling Astra compact, was voted into first place in the… more
  • Mohammed Akoojee, CEO at Imperial
    Dec 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Corporate South Africa has a fundamental role to play in road safety

    Road carnage in South Africa is a huge crisis, especially during the festive season where last year, the festive season road death toll was estimated at a shocking 1 612. “If we consider these statistics, there is no doubt that corporate South… more
  • Connectivity in logistics – a look at future technologies
    Dec 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Connectivity in logistics – a look at future technologies

    What are LPWAN, NB-IoT, and LTE-M actually about? And what benefits do these future technologies offer specifically for logistics? Connectivity is the key to tomorrow’s logistics Besides facilitating the exchange of data, connectivity is also… more
  • New McLaren 620R sets the pace as road-legal version of McLaren GT4 race car
    Dec 10, 2019 Motoring

    New McLaren 620R sets the pace as road-legal version of McLaren GT4 race car

    Limited-edition, competition-inspired coupé joins McLaren Sports Series Road-legal version of a race car, born from successful McLaren 570S GT4; maximises deployment of motorsport technology free from restriction of racing regulations… more
  • Continental Tyre South Africa produces the first 19-inch tyres in South Africa
    Dec 10, 2019 Buzz

    Continental Tyre South Africa produces the first 19-inch tyres in South Africa

    Continental Tyre is the first manufacturer to produce a 19-inch tyre in South Africa Local production of the 19-inch General Grabber AT3 expands Continental Tyre SA's presence in the replacement tyre market The new tyre size is ideally suited… more
  • Long road trip ahead? Here’s how to pack your car
    Dec 10, 2019 Motoring

    Long road trip ahead? Here’s how to pack your car

    There’s nothing quite as satisfying as getting behind the wheel of your car and hitting the open road after a long and stressful year. Pure bliss! Or pure dread. It all comes down to how well prepared you are for a long road trip. We’re talking… more
  • SAICA highlights CIPC Compliance checklist challenges
    Dec 10, 2019 Buzz

    SAICA highlights CIPC Compliance checklist challenges

    The CIPC Compliance Checklist will be implemented by the CIPC from 1 January 2020. SAICA highlights some of the challenges with the process as it is currently proposed, writes Juanita Steenekamp, Project Director: Governance and Non-IFRS… more
  • Toyota RAV4 wins Japan Car of the Year 2019
    Dec 10, 2019 Motoring

    Toyota RAV4 wins Japan Car of the Year 2019

    For the first time in a decade, Toyota captures Japan Car of the Year award with its RAV4 while BMW’s 3-Series picks up the import car trophy. Celebrating its 40th year, the Japan Car of the Year organization gathered at the Tokyo International… more
  • Richard Green, National Director of the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA)
    Dec 10, 2019 Buzz

    Outlook for the South African Motor Body Repair industry

    2020 will see some significant changes in the motor body repair (MBR) sector. It is not going to be business as usual says Richard Green, National Director of the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), a proud association of… more
  • Naamsa Quarterly Review of Business Conditions | Automotive Sector 3rd Quarter, 2019
    Dec 10, 2019 Buzz

    Naamsa Quarterly Review of Business Conditions | Automotive Sector 3rd Quarter, 2019

    QUARTERLY REVIEW OF BUSINESS CONDITIONS: NEW MOTOR VEHICLE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY / AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR: 3RD QUARTER 2019 Attached, for information purposes, is a copy of NAAMSA’s quarterly review of business conditions for the South African… more
  • Groupe Renault named 'Manufacturer of the Year' by Topgear.com
    Dec 10, 2019 Buzz

    Groupe Renault named 'Manufacturer of the Year' by Topgear.com

    Groupe Renault named ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ at TopGear.com Awards Award recognises the achievements of Renault, Dacia and Alpine in 2019 Special mention for Mégane R.S. Trophy-R and New ZOE, which has been voted respectively “Performance… more
  • Renai Moothilal, Executive Director of NAACAM; Schalk Brits, Springboks Rugby Team player and Masimo Magerman, MD, Mergence Group.
    Dec 10, 2019 Buzz

    NAACAM Holds Black Supplier Day, AGM and Annual Dinner with Keynote Speaker Springbok…

    The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) held their 40th annual general meeting on 4 December at the BMW SA Training Academy in Rosslyn. The event was attended by NAACAM members from across the country… more
  • Gabriel SA Enters Learning Partnership to Further Enhance Staff Skills
    Dec 10, 2019 Buzz

    Gabriel SA Enters Learning Partnership to Further Enhance Staff Skills

    Gabriel SA has entered into a partnership with the University of Stellenbosch Business School, MasterStart and Gibbs to develop staff members at junior management level. “The customised programmes will be rolled out as a closed cohort for… more
  • Double Shot of Sustainability: Ford and McDonald’s Collaborate to Convert Coffee Bean Skin into Car Parts
    Dec 10, 2019 Buzz

    Double Shot of Sustainability: Ford and McDonald’s Collaborate to Convert Coffee Bean…

    Collaboration builds on both companies’ commitments to environmental stewardship Ford and McDonald’s can provide an innovative new home to a significant portion of that material. The collaboration with Ford and McDonald’s is the latest example… more
  • From left are Gishma Johnson from Isuzu, Badr Kazi, Director, Gift of the Givers, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, Founder, Gift of the Givers, Professor, Werner Olivier, Director Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre, Professor Igor Gorlach, Isuzu Chair in Mechatronics, Ali Sablay, National Coordinator, Gift of the Givers, Colette Theron, PRO, Community Chest, Natalie Wood, Mathematics Project Leader, Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre, Nadia Le Roux, Secretary, Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre, Selwyn Willis, CEO, Community Chest Eastern Cape and Kevin Kimwelle, Founder, Indalo World.
    Dec 10, 2019 Buzz

    Isuzu's community partners share their project success

    Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAf) invited its community stakeholders to the manufacturing plant in Port Elizabeth before its year end shut-down. Isuzu's projects and beneficiaries, which include the Isuzu Chair in Mechatronics at the Nelson… more
  • Toyota leads the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay convoy
    Dec 10, 2019 Buzz

    Toyota leads the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay convoy

    The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) recently unveiled the designs that will feature on the vehicles making up the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay Convoy. The convoy will accompany the torch bearers,… more
  • TyreLife Solutions Brings You Momo Tires
    Dec 10, 2019 Buzz

    TyreLife Solutions Brings You Momo Tires

    Momo Tires are engineered in Italy, tested in Europe and are now exclusively distributed and marketed in Southern Africa by TyreLife Solutions, the company that also represents premium brands like Cooper and Mickey Thompson tyres. Momo are… more
  • Investing in the future –making the most of classic car restorations
    Dec 10, 2019 Buzz

    Investing in the future –making the most of classic car restorations

    The classic car market has enjoyed phenomenal success over the past decade. A new world-record was set in August 2017 when a 1950s Aston Martin DBR1 sold at auction for 22,550,000USD. And with approximately 30,000American classic cars shipped… more
  • Haval H1- Earn your street smarts
    Dec 10, 2019 Motoring

    Haval H1- Earn your street smarts

    When buying your first car, or buying a second family car, or buying a car that suites your budget, the list of must haves or requisites is normally short based on the fact that in each of these instances, the amount available to spend is more… more
  • Apprenticeships make good financial sense for businesses, research shows
    Dec 10, 2019 Buzz

    Apprenticeships make good financial sense for businesses, research shows

    The skills shortages and limited opportunities for upskilling artisans, not only in the retail industry but industry at large, prompted the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) to join forces with merSETA and the Institute of the Motor… more
  • Working towards a cooperative future at the Auto Maintenance & Repair Expo 2020 Press Conference
    Dec 10, 2019 Buzz

    Working towards a cooperative future at the Auto Maintenance & Repair Expo 2020 Press…

    Underlined by the theme “Towards a cooperative future with industry collaboration and evolution”, the 2020 Automotive Aftermarket Outlook cum Auto Maintenance & Repair Expo (AMR) 2020 Press Conference took place on 2 December 2019.… more
  • Comprehensive range of quality fasteners now available from BI
    Dec 09, 2019 Buzz

    Comprehensive range of quality fasteners now available from BI

    Almost every bearing or power transmission application requires fasteners. In order to be able to offer a complete solution to its customers, Bearings International (BI) now stocks and supplies a comprehensive range of quality fasteners,… more
  • 14-seater Hiace re-introduced due to popular demand
    Dec 09, 2019 Motoring

    14-seater Hiace re-introduced due to popular demand

    Following the release of the all-new Quantum in May this year (sporting the new semi-bonnet design), Toyota South Africa has made the decision to re-introduce the 14-seater version of the previous- generation people carrier under the Hiace… more
  • Hyundai's new Venue is a very good place to be in the small SUV segment
    Dec 09, 2019 Motoring

    Hyundai's new Venue is a very good place to be in the small SUV segment

    Hyundai's latest addition to its sports utility range has arrived in South Africa, offering the perfect fit for those seeking a seamless combination of style and versatility. The Venue, first introduced at the New York Motor Show earlier this… more
  • SAPICS Membership Renewal for 2020
    Dec 09, 2019 Buzz

    SAPICS Membership Renewal for 2020

    We know that it is close to year-end and that you already have your eye on your annual leave and that well deserved break. But before you do that…. Attention: price lock on membership prices for 2020. SAPICS has opted not to increase the… more
  • Inaugural African Automotive Manufacturing Symposium (AAMS) launched
    Dec 09, 2019 Buzz

    Inaugural African Automotive Manufacturing Symposium (AAMS) launched

    Kigali, Rwanda has been identified as the host for the inaugural annual African Automotive Manufacturing Symposium aimed at facilitating the development of an intra-African automotive manufacturing supplychain. This ministerial level symposium,… more
  • Let the caravan and camping memories begin
    Dec 09, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Let the caravan and camping memories begin

    The December holidays so close you can almost smell the ocean and most likely feel the holiday cheer. After a year of tight deadlines many of us are ready to unwind. And nothing says “relax” and “festive season” quite like a camping trip with… more
  • African Automotive Manufacturing Symposium (AAMS)
    Dec 09, 2019 Buzz

    African Automotive Manufacturing Symposium (AAMS)

    The inaugural African Automotive Manufacturing Symposium on July 22 and 23 in Kigali, Rwanda, represents a landmark collaboration among countries in Africa that seek to develop their manufacturing sectors, foster industrial development and… more
  • Gary McCraw, National Director of the National Automobile Dealers’ Association
    Dec 09, 2019 Buzz

    Economic uncertainty and consumer debt keep new vehicle buyers away

    Despite business confidence showing small signs ofimprovement in the fourth quarter, buyers of new vehicles are holding off making their purchasing decisions until economic uncertainty steadies. This is according to Gary McCraw, National… more
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is
    Dec 09, 2019 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is "Sportscar of the year"

    Readers of the magazine AUTO BILD SPORTSCARS chose the 375 kW strong top version of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio as the winner of the category "SUV/Import". A total of 110 candidates in ten classes participated in the competition Actually, this SUV… more
  • Trilogy for Toyota in 2020 COTY finalists
    Dec 09, 2019 Buzz

    Trilogy for Toyota in 2020 COTY finalists

    The stage has been set for the 2020 South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) Car of the Year competition (COTY) with the formal announcement of the finalists. Whilst the advent of cross-over and SUV-type vehicles in most recent… more
  • These cars could win the 2020 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year!
    Dec 09, 2019 Motoring

    These cars could win the 2020 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year!

    The top 14 finalists for the 2020 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year have been announced – one of these cars will win the sought-after crown! The cars can also win one of seven categories: Family, Leisure, Lifestyle, Premium Car, Premium… more
  • NAAMSA comment on the November 2019 New Vehicle Sales Statistics
    Dec 09, 2019 Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the November 2019 New Vehicle Sales Statistics

    The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa [NAAMSA] said that the overall new vehicle market declined further in November 2019. Domestic sales figures, particularly in commercial vehicle sales, had been disappointing.… more
  • Dec 05, 2019 Buzz

    "Guard your heart"

    Once you've read this, CLICK HERE to view an inspirational message Dear employer We are often more affected by what we are told than by what we experience first-hand. It takes a huge amount of personal leadership to be able to digest news… more
  • 12th edition of the Africa Eco Race 2020
    Dec 05, 2019 Motorsport

    12th edition of the Africa Eco Race 2020

    " MONACO - DAKAR " A RECORD-BREAKING YEAR A NEW PARTNER SUNREEF YACHTS: a partner 100% committed SUNREEF YACHTS, the world's leading manufacturer of custom-made luxury catamarans is the main partner of the 2020 AFRICA ECO RACE. Francis LAPP,… more
  • 4 tips to panel beat your business into shape
    Dec 04, 2019 Buzz

    4 tips to panel beat your business into shape

    Starting a business requires a great deal more than just passion. SA has one of the highest business start-up failure rates in the world, according to the most recent Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report. Unfortunately, many South… more
  • Autopromotec awarded best international fair for the year 2019
    Dec 04, 2019 Buzz

    Autopromotec awarded best international fair for the year 2019

    The award was given by Automotive Magazine in Lisbon. The reason: "Quality and efficiency in the organisation of the event and in the reception of exhibitors" While waiting for the 29th edition of Autopromotec, the organisers of the biennial… more
  • Maintenance is crucial as motorists keep their cars for more than 10 years
    Dec 04, 2019 Buzz

    Maintenance is crucial as motorists keep their cars for more than 10 years

    Economic reasons and newer models becoming more reliable are amongst the reasons why South African motorists are keeping their cars for longer. This is according to research recently published by the Automobile Association. “There’s no doubt… more
  • Dachser South Africa celebrates 40 years as the gateway to Africa
    Dec 04, 2019 Buzz

    Dachser South Africa celebrates 40 years as the gateway to Africa

    Dachser South Africa (SA) celebrated 40 years of being in business in November. When global logistics provider Dachser acquired Jonen Freight, owned by the Duve family, in 2011, the newly minted Dachser SA strengthened its global network,… more
  • Groupe Renault invests in micro-mobility with Nino robotics
    Dec 04, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault invests in micro-mobility with Nino robotics

    The Social and Sustainable Impact Department has today signed a partnership with Nino Robotics, designer of a new type of "seated, personal transporters" aimed at changing the perception of transport solutions adapted to people with… more
  • Toyota on course to claim 40 years of consecutive sales leadership
    Dec 04, 2019 Buzz

    Toyota on course to claim 40 years of consecutive sales leadership

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is on course to claim four decades of industry sales leadership by the end of 2019. While this will be a remarkable feat for TSAM, both overall industry and TSAM sales recorded modest totals in the penultimate… more
  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI).
    Dec 04, 2019 Buzz

    A new shift in direction

    The Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) has played a definitive role in the motoring industry of South Africa ever since its inception in 1908 and has a proud heritage, representing almost 8 000 members nationally. The RMI brand is locally… more
  • Opinion piece: Finally, tech to keep your drivers’ eyes on the road
    Dec 04, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Opinion piece: Finally, tech to keep your drivers’ eyes on the road

    By Mark Chertkow, Managing Director at Graphic Image Technologies Usually, technology and driving shouldn’t be mixed. Devices like mobile phones, GPS navigators - and even the radio - can take a drivers’ eyes off the road, which has the… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 03 December 2019
    Dec 04, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 03 December 2019

    MasterTips: Health and well-being of older professional drivers Fleet operators are being encouraged to give more consideration to the mental health of their drivers. It is an important area of focus for managers in the support of older… more
  • UD Trucks Announces Best Fleet Drivers in SA
    Dec 03, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    UD Trucks Announces Best Fleet Drivers in SA

    UD Trucks Southern Africa is proud to announce the winners of its Extra Mile Challenge driver competition. Cornel van der Westhuizen from Grain Carriers won the Quon category, while Cederic Matthyse from Darling Romery walked away with the… more
  • Dec 03, 2019 Motoring

    Honda Quest: Welcome to a True Adventure with the new 2020 Africa Twin!

    Honda Quest True Adventure is an adventure challenge designed to give adventure motorcycle enthusiasts a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the ultimate adventure motorcycle. It's not often that the chance to ride a brand new 2020 Honda Africa… more
  • SAGMJ appoints new Chairman of the AutoTrader South African Car of the Year Competition
    Dec 03, 2019 Buzz

    SAGMJ appoints new Chairman of the AutoTrader South African Car of the Year Competition

    For the past two years the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) has had an ongoing transformation strategy to build and strengthen the SAGMJ in terms of its service delivery to the industry. It gives us great pleasure to inform… more
  • The grand inauguration ceremony of the Spotlight Automotive Project
    Dec 03, 2019 Buzz

    Spotlight Automotive Project officially launched

    BMW Group and Great Wall Motors will collaborate to jointly build future e-mobility models. On November 29, The Spotlight Automotive Project jointly invested by BMW Group and Great Wall Motors was officially launched in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu… more
  • Tips for driving on the open road
    Dec 03, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Tips for driving on the open road

    With the holidays upon us, many families will be taking to the open road to reach the location for their much-needed rest and relaxation. Tracker provides the following tips to ensure motorists get to their destination safely: Pre-trip check –… more
  • Christelle Colman, Managing Director of Elite Risk Acceptances
    Dec 03, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Luxury car owners urged to install tracking devices

    Vehicle tracking devices increase chance of recovery by up to 80% While Toyota and Volkswagen remain the most hijacked car makes in South Africa – with 5253 and 2877 hijackings occurring respectively over the past financial year – the latest… more
  • BMW Group South Africa Celebrates a successful year of partnership with the Rhino Orphanage
    Dec 03, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    BMW Group South Africa Celebrates a successful year of partnership with the Rhino…

    Orphaned baby rhinos saved by the Rhino Orphanage All collected by BMW Group Plant Rosslyn-built BMW X3 Baby rhinos rescued, reared and released back into the wild BMW Group South Africa’s commitment South Africa’s natural heritage will… more
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Amanzimtoti Has Relocated
    Dec 02, 2019 Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Amanzimtoti Has Relocated

    It's onward and upward for Tiger Wheel & Tyre Amanzimtoti, which has successfully relocated. The automotive fitment centre began trading at its brand new premises at 30 Arbour Road, Umbogintwini, Amanzimtoti. "Our new location is everything we… more
  • Upcoming Events - December 2019
    Dec 02, 2019 Motorsport

    Upcoming Events - December 2019

    INTERNATIONAL EVENTS 14.12.2019 FIM ENDURANCE - 8 HOURS OF SEPANG , SEPANG OUTSIDE SA BORDERS: Date: 4 – 7 December Event: MOTUL ROOF OF AFRICA Category: ENDURO RACING Status: International and Club Championship Venue: Mountain Kingdom, Lesotho… more
  • Petrol up, diesel down for December
    Dec 02, 2019 Buzz

    Petrol up, diesel down for December

    Divergence in the international prices of refined fuels have caused an unusual fuel price picture for December. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the… more
  • Najwah Allie-Edries, Head of The Jobs Fund
    Dec 02, 2019 Buzz

    Jobs Fund steadily extends the ecosystem growing township and rural economies

    Four partnerships driving broad inclusion in South African economy The Jobs Fund, a R9 billion fund established by the South African Government to generate sustainable employment amongst previously disadvantaged South Africans, youth and women,… more
  • October Ctrack Transport and Freight Index tracks economy down
    Dec 02, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    October Ctrack Transport and Freight Index tracks economy down

    The Ctrack Transport and Freight Index continues to reflect the slowing nature of the South African economy. According to the Index, all logistics sub sectors measured in South Africa, except road freight, recorded declines between August and… more
  • Computers on wheels – don’t be intimidated
    Dec 02, 2019 Buzz

    Computers on wheels – don’t be intimidated

    The advent of Artificial Intelligence into the world we live in is furiously gaining momentum, where products like Google Duplex, Amazon Alexa, and others are finding residence in more and more mobility applications. These AI-related processes… more
  • Bump 'N' Rebound - BILSTEIN SA's official newsletter
    Dec 02, 2019 Buzz

    Bump 'N' Rebound - BILSTEIN SA's official newsletter

    It is shaping up to be another mammoth year for the boys in blue (and yellow). While the final numbers for 2019 are - obviously - not in, our projections show that we're on an upward trajectory! This is our final Bump 'N' Rebound of the year… more
  • Taking South Africa Forward
    Dec 02, 2019 The Phoenix

    Taking South Africa Forward

    My search for good news continues, and even though sometimes it seems like I am searching for a needle in a haystack, every now and then one strikes gold. One particular gem I managed to find was in Time magazine’s double issue of 23 September… more
  • Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Award winners announced
    Nov 29, 2019 Buzz

    Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Award winners announced

    Several organisations leading South Africa into the Fourth Industrial Revolution were recognized at the African Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards, presided over by the DTI at the Tramways in Port Elizabeth on November 27. Awards were… more
  • McLaren announces TUMI as official luggage partner
    Nov 29, 2019 Buzz

    McLaren announces TUMI as official luggage partner

    McLaren and TUMI, the leading international travel and lifestyle brand, have announced a new partnership which will see TUMI become the official luggage partner of McLaren including world-famous race team McLaren Racing and luxury supercar… more
  • BMW Group South Africa hands over refurbished Ntsha-Peu Primary in Soshanguve.
    Nov 29, 2019 Buzz

    BMW Group South Africa hands over refurbished Ntsha-Peu Primary in Soshanguve.

    R4m upgrade of the school’s facilities. Library, computer lab and sports facilities all upgraded by BMW South Africa. BMW continues its commitment to education and the upliftment of people in South Africa. BMW Group South Africa joined the… more
  • The road to the World Car Awards continues – L.A. test drives
    Nov 29, 2019 Motoring

    The road to the World Car Awards continues – L.A. test drives

    For the sixth consecutive year, the Road to the World CarAwards made its annual stop in California in November for the “2020 L.A. Test Drives.” The journey, which began in Frankfurt on September 10, 2019, follows 86 international automotive… more
  • Ford Ranger Wins Coveted International Pick-up Award
    Nov 29, 2019 Motoring

    Ford Ranger Wins Coveted International Pick-up Award

    Ford Ranger has won the International Pick-up Award (IPUA) for 2020 Ford also clinches title for the 2020 International Van of the Year (IVOTY) with the Transit Custom 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo diesel powertrain and advanced driver assistance… more
  • Avis mobile app ranked highest in customer satisfaction in J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Travel App Satisfaction Study
    Nov 29, 2019 Buzz

    Avis mobile app ranked highest in customer satisfaction in J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Travel…

    Avis Car Rental was named the 2019 top rental car travel app by J.D. Power. The Avis mobile app ranked the highest in customer satisfaction, receiving the highest score out of all rental car travel apps in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Travel App… more
  • Spitfire Restoration Project - Available to all, Not for Everybody
    Nov 29, 2019 Buzz

    Spitfire Restoration Project - Available to all, Not for Everybody

    Spitfire #5518 arrived in South Africa in 1947 and served in both the Cape at Langebaan at the flight training school , and at Air Force Base Waterkloof before being decommissioned. She then served as a gate guard at Waterkloof for a number of… more
  • Continental Provides Unique Insight into Performance and Safety Benefits of Premium Tyres
    Nov 29, 2019 Buzz

    Continental Provides Unique Insight into Performance and Safety Benefits of Premium Tyres

    Back-to-back tests between premium Continental tyres and cheap budget tyres reveal significant differences in performance and safety Motorists benefit from cutting-edge design, top quality compounds and advanced research and development when… more
  • Bold New Styling for Ford's Load-Hauling Transit Van and Chassis Cab
    Nov 28, 2019 Motoring

    Bold New Styling for Ford's Load-Hauling Transit Van and Chassis Cab

    Ford's large-capacity Transit models receive fresh styling update Six-year/90 000km service plan introduced as standard on Transit Van and Transit Chassis Cab, enhancing overall value for money and reducing running costs for business owners… more
  • Failure to act on recommendations a dereliction of duty by government
    Nov 28, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Failure to act on recommendations a dereliction of duty by government

    Association says findings by Traffic Law Enforcement Review Committee must be implemented without delay The Automobile Association (AA) is pleased with the recommendations by the Traffic Law Enforcement Review Committee but warns that… more
  • Tips for safe road trips when pregnant
    Nov 28, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Tips for safe road trips when pregnant

    Travelling while you’re pregnant can sometimes be tricky. Long road trips can be uncomfortable, especially when you’re further along in your pregnancy. If you plan to travel, it’s best to do so before 28 weeks. However, as with any mode of… more
  • Semi-finalists announced for 2020 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year
    Nov 28, 2019 Motoring

    Semi-finalists announced for 2020 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year

    South Africa's premiere motoring journalists have voted. So too have members of the public. The votes have been tallied and 25 semi-finalists have been announced for the 2020 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year competition. One of these… more
  • NADA stresses importance of carrying out a pre-journey check on your vehicle before departing on a driving holiday
    Nov 28, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    NADA stresses importance of carrying out a pre-journey check on your vehicle before…

    With thousands of drivers taking to the roads to head away this festive season, the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) stresses the importance of carrying out a pre-journey check at an authorised dealer or workshop. “We suggest… more
  • tor of the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Nov 28, 2019 Buzz

    Collaborative mechanisms to support small business in the townships

    Developing efficient, collaborative mechanisms among all key role players in the motor body repairers industry, including ESD funders, so as to ensure not a single cent is wasted of the available funding was one of the key messages from the… more
  • A Thule Luggage Box Saves The (holi) Day
    Nov 27, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    A Thule Luggage Box Saves The (holi) Day

    Sometimes even the most ruthless and dogmatic approach to travelling light seems pointless: the car earmarked for the trip inevitably ends up being too small for what needs to be packed into it for the family’s annual jaunt to the seaside, the… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 26 November 2019
    Nov 27, 2019 Motoring

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 26 November 2019

    MasterTips: Driving without endangering wildlife If you happen to be leaving the city roads for the bush this coming holiday season, follow these tips to keep both yourself and wildlife along the roadside safe. MasterTest: KIA wins… more
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI).
    Nov 27, 2019 Motoring

    Are you in for a minor car service or a major service? Know the difference

    It’s that time. You are reaching your car service mileage marker and it’s time to book your car in for a service. So, are you in for a minor service or a major one? Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a… more
  • Fortune favours the brave:  what does the future hold for car retailers?
    Nov 27, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Fortune favours the brave: what does the future hold for car retailers?

    The Future of Dealerships The automotive industry is continually evolving to meet customers’ ever-changing demands. How cars are sold, advancements in vehicle types, new ownership models and technological innovations that give buyers control… more
  • BI champions Berntel pneumatic and hydraulic solutions
    Nov 27, 2019 Buzz

    BI champions Berntel pneumatic and hydraulic solutions

    Hudaco Group company Berntel is expanding its footprint by offering its extensive range of pneumatic products through the Bearings International (BI) branch network. This, in turn, expands BI’s value proposition to its own customer base by… more
  • An Electric Atmosphere at the Kyalami 9 Hour Intercontinental GT Challenge
    Nov 27, 2019 Motorsport

    An Electric Atmosphere at the Kyalami 9 Hour Intercontinental GT Challenge

    This weekend saw the long-awaited return of the Intercontinental GT Challenge to Johannesburg’s Kyalami Racetrack. Motorsport fans had long been hoping for the return of international events to South Africa, and the race did not disappoint.… more
  • Castrol’s liquid engineering drives down total cost of ownership
    Nov 27, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Castrol’s liquid engineering drives down total cost of ownership

    With the advances of technology in modern diesel engines and ever-tightening emission legislation, the role of engine oil has become extremely important. On top of that, for the owners and operators of all commercial vehicles, efficiency and… more
  • Garmin® announces global collaboration with World Central Kitchen
    Nov 27, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Garmin® announces global collaboration with World Central Kitchen

    inReach® satellite communication devices help support disaster relief organization with emergency response efforts around the globe Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced its support of World Central… more
  • Meet the top cars from Ford v Ferrari
    Nov 27, 2019 Motorsport

    Meet the top cars from Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari opened at the South African box office on the 22nd of November, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale. It’s based on one of the greatest true stories in motorsports. Henry Ford II tried to buy Ferrari in the mid-1960s, hoping to… more
  • Goodyear South Africa recognised as a Certified Top Employer 2020
    Nov 27, 2019 Buzz

    Goodyear South Africa recognised as a Certified Top Employer 2020

    The only tyre manufacturer to do it 5 times! Goodyear South Africa has once again been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer 2020 for excellence in employee conditions. This global certification has been awarded… more
  • Liezel van der Westhuizen(Ambassador), Lauren Bright(Operation Smile), Katlego Maboe(Ambassador), Benedetta Spinola (Operation Smile Vice President), Sibongile Mafu (Ambassador) and Sanjay Pandya (TATA Executive Director) at the TATA International partnership donation handover to Operation Smile
    Nov 27, 2019 Buzz

    TATA keeps children smiling

    TATA International Africa donated over R120 000 to Operation Smile South Africa at a ceremony in Cape Town on Friday 22 November. The donation serves to contribute to the costs of surgery to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial… more
  • Motoring safety tips for women
    Nov 27, 2019 Buzz

    Motoring safety tips for women

    The 16 days of activism against gender-based violence puts the spotlight on women’s safety. An often-over-looked point is women’s safety while driving, however it is important for all drivers to be alert and cautious. Here are some precautions… more
  • Back: Clifford Chamberlain, Vivendren Mudaly, Volkswagen Group Board Member for Human Resources Gunnar Kilian, Unathi Dyokwe, Zen Chetty. Front: Tiz Bonadei, Dr Lesley Lee, Nosisa Dinge, Ndulela Canca, Pumza Mboniswa, Siphokazi Jacobs, VWSA Human Resources Director Percy Smith.
    Nov 25, 2019 Buzz

    Volkswagen Group South Africa qualifies as Top Employer

    VWSA announced as a Top Employer for 2020 The company has received this accolade for nine consecutive years In recognition of its commitment to the company's employees, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has again qualified as one of the Top… more
  • Missed chance for Audi Sport in South Africa
    Nov 25, 2019 Motorsport

    Missed chance for Audi Sport in South Africa

    Audi Sport finishes Intercontinental GT Challenge in third position Frédéric Vervisch best Audi Sport contender in drivers' classification Successful debut of the 9 Hours of Kyalami on the race calendar The 9 Hours of Kyalami in South Africa… more
  • China and India’s market travails weigh heavily on global light vehicle sales, says GlobalData
    Nov 25, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    China and India’s market travails weigh heavily on global light vehicle sales, says…

    The slowdown in global light vehicle (LV) sales shows no signs of abating this year. Last month a total 7.36 million vehicles were sold globally, which was 4.1% lower than the 7.7 million sold in the same month last year. Year-to-date (YTD)… more
  • Welcome to the 2019 FMF R1 Million Challenge!
    Nov 25, 2019 Buzz

    Welcome to the 2019 FMF R1 Million Challenge!

    Donate now The spirit of successful nationhood Springbok captain, Siya Kolisi, has a better solution for South Africa’s future than has been put forward by anyone else. He said after his team had won the World Cup: "I was just grateful for… more
  • Mahindra Kicks off CARE FEST 2019 Worldwide
    Nov 22, 2019 Buzz

    Mahindra Kicks off CARE FEST 2019 Worldwide

    Flags off its global service camp across 25 countries, 325 dealerships Engages 10,000+ customers across varied time zones Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M Ltd), a part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, has rolled out its first ever Global… more
  • ESD Dineshan Moodley AIDC Dionne Kerr Siyakha Richard Green SAMBRA Tsholofelo Moemi SEFA Ithumeleng Mojafi Sumitomo Rubber SA
    Nov 22, 2019 Buzz

    First SAMBRA ESD conference provides positive outcomes

    The 2019 South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA) Conference, which took place at Emperors Palace in October, was a great success kicking off with a highly-targeted Enterprise and Supplier Development focus, hosted by Richard… more
  • The facility in Krugersdorp, Johannesburg where Pratley manufactures and tests its world-class product range.
    Nov 22, 2019 Buzz

    Pratley to continue to focus on innovation and exports in 2020

    After successfully launching a range of new products this year, Pratley will embark on the second phase of its innovation strategy in 2020, CEO Kim Pratley reveals. “A lot of the development work we have undertaken has come to fruition now.… more
  • Double victory for Alfa Romeo Giulia at the
    Nov 22, 2019 Motoring

    Double victory for Alfa Romeo Giulia at the "SPORT AUTO AWARD"

    The readers of the magazine SPORT AUTO voted for the Italian sports sedan in two categories. Top model Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is number 1 in the import classification of the category "Standard cars Limousines/station wagons up to… more
  • Continental Tyre South Africa Recognised as a Top Employer for Third Consecutive Year
    Nov 22, 2019 Buzz

    Continental Tyre South Africa Recognised as a Top Employer for Third Consecutive Year

    Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has been recognised as a top employer for the third year in a row by the Top Employers Institute Organisations certified as Top Employers dedicate themselves to providing the very best working environment… more
  • Take A Reality Check With VBOX Dataloggers
    Nov 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Take A Reality Check With VBOX Dataloggers

    Racelogic, the manufacturer of the acclaimed VBOX range of satellite-linked (GNSS) dataloggers, has introduced two new products – and they couldn’t be more different. On the one hand their VBOX Touch can now supply real-time “live” tyre… more
  • Goldwagen Annual Franchisee Year-end Function 2019
    Nov 22, 2019 Buzz

    Goldwagen Annual Franchisee Year-end Function 2019

    Saturday, 9 November 2019 marked the date for Goldwagen’s annual Franchisee year-end function. This special event was held at Goldwagen’s head office in Centurion with 180 franchisees attending from across South Africa and our neighbouring… more
  • AMR 2020 returns next spring with growing international and cross-boundary participation
    Nov 22, 2019 Buzz

    AMR 2020 returns next spring with growing international and cross-boundary participation

    AMR 2019 show review AMR 2020 hall plan As a professional business hub for the automotive industry, dealership trade, and the maintenance & repair sector, Auto Maintenance & Repair offers a platform for business and technological knowledge… more
  • Make the 2020 Rand Show – Your Rand Show!
    Nov 22, 2019 Buzz

    Make the 2020 Rand Show – Your Rand Show!

    The Rand Show is one of this country’s most iconic events on the annual entertainment and exhibition calendar. To continue to deliver an even more exciting offering in 2020, the team has announced not only a new look and feel for the event, but… more
  • Tesla pickup truck could secure the brand’s long-term success, says GlobalData
    Nov 22, 2019 Buzz

    Tesla pickup truck could secure the brand’s long-term success, says GlobalData

    Mike Vousden, Automotive Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on this pivotal model: “Tesla has battled for more than 15 years to achieve consistent profit. No one will question the central role that the… more
  • AAPEX 2020 To Expand with Repair Shop HQ
    Nov 22, 2019 Buzz

    AAPEX 2020 To Expand with Repair Shop HQ

    For the first time in many years, AAPEX has the opportunity to expand and will add Repair Shop HQ to meet the needs of today’s service professionals. The expansion will take place on Level 1 of the Sands Expo and will include moving the Tool… more
  • Goodyear official tyre partner for Land Rover Experience Tour in Kavango-Zambezi National Park
    Nov 22, 2019 Buzz

    Goodyear official tyre partner for Land Rover Experience Tour in Kavango-Zambezi National…

    Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tyres will show their strength during a 2,000-kilometer journey on rugged African roads, equipping 16 Land Rover Discovery vehicles. Participants driving across the Kavango-Zambezi (Kaza) National Park will be able to… more
  • Mitsubishi Motors helps you get to your holiday destination - and back - safely
    Nov 22, 2019 Buzz

    Mitsubishi Motors helps you get to your holiday destination - and back - safely

    The highlight of the year for almost every South African not being on duty somewhere is the annual year-end holidays - not only the excitement of the new year, but also spending time with loved ones and visiting exhilarating destinations.… more
  • Cover yourself if you are travelling overseas
    Nov 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Cover yourself if you are travelling overseas

    Preparing for international travel can be stressful: the list of things to arrange can often be daunting. Included in many travel plans must be obtaining a visa from the country you are visiting, a requirement which in many instances requires… more
  • Theme Announced for Manufacturing Indaba 2020!
    Nov 22, 2019 Buzz

    Theme Announced for Manufacturing Indaba 2020!

    Manufacturing’s impact on the economy and society makes it an unbeatable ingredient in the success of a state, region and continent. Manufacturing is important to all African countries, specifically in terms of value addition to the economy,… more
  • Motus Media Team has mixed fortunes in economy tour
    Nov 22, 2019 Motoring

    Motus Media Team has mixed fortunes in economy tour

    The Motus Group garnered plenty of goodwill as well as extensive visibility for its new brand and logo when it sponsored a four-car media team in the recent WesBank SA Fuel Economy Tour in partnership with FNB. The highlight was a class win for… more
  • (l-r) Dr.Alistair Davidson - Director CBI, Dr. Christian Rosenkranz – EUROBAT Board member and    Vice-Chair of CBI, Marc Zoellner - EUROBAT President, Rene Schroeder, EUROBAT Executive Director
    Nov 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    New industry-research partnership boosts battery innovation in Europe

    Move underpins plans for a European Green Deal Industry support for European battery innovation roadmap A global battery research group has joined forces with European battery manufacturers in a move designed to boost innovation in the… more
  • “Engineered by MEYLE” and tested by the strongest
    Nov 22, 2019 Buzz

    “Engineered by MEYLE” and tested by the strongest

    The entire MEYLE Performance Team has been through eventful months. Whether in the ADAC GT Masters or in truck racing, the racing teams supported by the Hamburg manufacturer provided the spectators with plenty of exciting position fights. The… more
  • New MEGANE R.S. TROPHY-R voted Sports Car  of the Year by Echappement magazine
    Nov 22, 2019 Motoring

    New MEGANE R.S. TROPHY-R voted Sports Car of the Year by Echappement magazine

    Since 1982, the year that the magazine’s editorial team first organised this competition, a Renault sports model has received the highest accolade 7 times, and on three of those occasions, in 2007, 2008 and 2014, it was the Mégane R.S. that won… more
  • FMF Newsletter 21 November 2019
    Nov 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    FMF Newsletter 21 November 2019

    ARTICLE of the week A new airline could fly past SAA’s many dead ends – TERRY MARKMAN The SAA and SA Express boards have failed consistently, but there is a solution, one that will end taxpayer bailouts, satisfy politicians’ desire to keep the… more
  • Mahindra, a successful challenger in top fuel economy test
    Nov 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Mahindra, a successful challenger in top fuel economy test

    1st in A1 category: KUV100 NXT 1.2 Diesel 2nd in H1 category: XUV300 1.2 Petrol 3rd in B1 category: XUV300 1.5 Diesel 3rd overall Most Efficient Brand: Mahindra Position in this year's WesBank Fuel Economy Tour, in partnership with FNB. At the… more
  •  “The Automotive Supply Chain Competitive Initiative team with Naicker Toolmakers management”
    Nov 21, 2019 Buzz

    Naicker Toolmakers completes ASCCI Black Supplier Development Programme

    Naicker Toolmakers in Boksburg has successfully completed the Automotive Supply Chain Competitiveness Initiative (ASCCI) Black Supplier Development Programme (BSDP), sponsored by Toyota Motors South Africa (TSAM), and supported by NAACAM member… more
  • Richard Green, Director of the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Nov 21, 2019 Buzz

    Prevent getting stuck in the middle of nowhere this holiday season

    Travelling for the holidays? Well, with just three weeks to go before the big December holiday rush, make sure you don’t find yourself stuck in the middle of nowhere. Take note of these eight tips from Richard Green, Director of the South… more
  • A new airline could fly past SAA’s many dead ends
    Nov 21, 2019 Buzz

    A new airline could fly past SAA’s many dead ends

    The SAA and SA Express boards have failed consistently, but there is a solution, one that will end taxpayer bailouts, satisfy politicians’ desire to keep the flag flying and even retain our national pride. But it will take courage and political… more
  • Left to right- Jakkie Olivier (RMI), Jeanne Esterhuizen (RMI), Ntokoza Majola (SEDA), Martin Mboweni(NAASP) and Joy Oldale (RMI)
    Nov 21, 2019 Buzz

    RMI gets serious about transformation

    The time for revving up the pace of transformation and providing support for smaller businesses within the informal automotive sector is now. This was the strong underlying message at an RMI Economic Transformation event attended by key… more
  • Jendamark Drone Night Racing
    Nov 21, 2019 Buzz

    Jendamark Drone Night Racing

    Review of the Drone Night Racing Spectacular coming soon to the iconic Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Book your ticket now for the ultimate festival of zany, fast and sensational family fun - perfectly timed after exams. Jendamark Drone Night… more
  • Toyota reveals the most powerful RAV4 ever
    Nov 21, 2019 Motoring

    Toyota reveals the most powerful RAV4 ever

    The fifth-generation Toyota RAV4, on the market for barely a year, is going more places than it has ever gone before. The arrival of the first-ever RAV4 TRD Off-Road model was announced earlier this year, and today, at the Los Angeles Auto… more
  • •	The long-serving Ctrack duo of Eugene van Niekerk (left), General Manager – Product Solutions, and Mike du Preez, Executive – Operations and Technical, and their tracking and in-car camera technology were pivotal to the success of the WesBank SA Fuel Economy Tour in partnership with FNB.
    Nov 21, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Ctrack plays pivotal role in successful Fuel Economy Tour

    Ctrack, a leading vehicle asset monitoring and telematics provider in South Africa, played a pivotal role in the success of the inaugural WesBank SA Fuel Economy Tour in partnership with FNB which ended in Cape Town on Saturday, November 16.… more
  • Audi Sport in South Africa with two
    Nov 20, 2019 Motorsport

    Audi Sport in South Africa with two "fast zebras"

    Audi R8 LMS competes in title race at Kyalami sporting a zebra livery Six Audi Sport drivers on the grid with two teams Chance for sixth title win in Intercontinental GT Challenge Grand finale at the debut in South Africa: The Intercontinental… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 19 November 2019
    Nov 20, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 19 November 2019

    MasterTips: Buying a quality used car Whether it is your first time buying a used car or the only way you buy cars, there are certain tips one should follow when purchasing used cars to ensure it does not lead to headaches down the road.… more
  • Flexible workspaces to contribute R7.3 billion to local economies in the next decade
    Nov 20, 2019 Buzz

    Flexible workspaces to contribute R7.3 billion to local economies in the next decade

    Flexible offices are increasingly located outside of metropolitan locations and this is transforming the make-up of local economies globally By creating jobs in secondary cities and suburban areas and boosting the local economy, an individual… more
  • The Honda HR-V is top of its class
    Nov 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The Honda HR-V is top of its class

    The Honda HR-V1.8 has been awarded most fuel-efficient vehicle in its class. Taking part in the Wesbank Fuel Economy Tour in partnership with FNB, the HR-V competed in the Petrol Crossover Class 1 600 cc and above and won by a comfortable… more
  • Mitsubishi Motors arrives in Cape Town after the 2 500 km WESBANK SA Fuel Economy Tour with lots of fuel left
    Nov 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Mitsubishi Motors arrives in Cape Town after the 2 500 km WESBANK SA Fuel Economy Tour…

    Mitsubishi models prove better fuel consumption than official launch figures Two models runners up in their class All Mitsubishi models on WesBank SA Fuel Economy Tour impress with frugal average Each of the four Mitsubishi models entered for… more
  • Shell Commercial Fuels highlights the importance of truck driver support through 2019 Distributor Driver of the Year competition
    Nov 20, 2019 Buzz

    Shell Commercial Fuels highlights the importance of truck driver support through 2019…

    As a company that strongly believes in the importance of Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) education, Shell Commercial Fuels recently held their annual Distributor Driver of the Year competition at the Umdloti Testing Grounds in… more
  • Roadkill Saves Lives
    Nov 20, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Roadkill Saves Lives

    Ford puts road safety of both humans and animals under the spotlight Wildlife-vehicle-collisions pose threat to South African tourism Ford Wildlife Foundation supports Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife and Transport Programme We’ve all… more
  • SKF South Africa premises relocation - Amended dates
    Nov 20, 2019 Buzz

    SKF South Africa premises relocation - Amended dates

    As you are aware, we have communicated that SKF South Africa and Lincoln Lubrication SA will be moving to new combined premises in Jet Park early in the new year. We have amended the warehouse closure dates so that there will be no impact on… more
  • only load you should be shedding this time of year is for your Summer body
    Nov 20, 2019 Buzz

    only load you should be shedding this time of year is for your Summer body

    With loadshedding remaining an inconvenience and problem many South African we have all had to find innovative ways to not only keep us entertained during blackouts but also connected. With this in mind, please see the below article which… more
  • Aftermarket of tomorrow - what does the electric motor mean for independent workshops?
    Nov 19, 2019 Buzz

    Aftermarket of tomorrow - what does the electric motor mean for independent workshops?

    Complex thermal management opens up new business segments for workshops MAHLE provides systems solutions quickly and reliably, with OEM expertise The advent of e-mobility is often accompanied by uncertainty for workshops. How much maintenance… more
  • 7 Key Vehicle Maintenance Checks for a Holiday Road Trip
    Nov 19, 2019 Buzz

    7 Key Vehicle Maintenance Checks for a Holiday Road Trip

    December is when all the hard-working people in South Africa are starting to prepare themselves for the holidays. If you’re going on a road trip, while a lot of thought usually goes into the holiday destination, perhaps the most important part… more
  • Mazda3 Named 2019 Women's World Car of the Year
    Nov 19, 2019 Motoring

    Mazda3 Named 2019 Women's World Car of the Year

    Mazda3 has been named "Supreme Winner" of the 2019 Women's World Car of the Year awards. In addition to taking the top award, the model also won Women's World Family Car of the Year. Established in 2010, Women's World Car of the Year is voted… more
  • Mahindra invites you to #DARE
    Nov 19, 2019 Motoring

    Mahindra invites you to #DARE

    Stylish new #DARE joins the KUV100 NXT line-up Added style and luxuries further increase the value offering Class-leading safety is standard Mahindra is bringing premium specifications and extra style to the entry-level market with the… more
  • Insights from the Vehicle Telematics and Intelligent Mobility Conference
    Nov 19, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Insights from the Vehicle Telematics and Intelligent Mobility Conference

    Speaker: Thabo Ledwaba: Distribution Excellence Manager: CCBSA Event: Vehicle Telematics and Intelligent Mobility Conference Date: 17 – 18 October 2019 Good morning ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure to be here with you today to share… more
  • BEE: a failing fantasy
    Nov 19, 2019 Buzz

    BEE: a failing fantasy

    It was with an element of joy that I read about the President’s announcement, in terms of a number of reforms to improve business conditions in South Africa, to introduce the Public Procurement Bill, which will require organs of state to… more
  • Fight fines and AARTO demerits with these tips
    Nov 19, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Fight fines and AARTO demerits with these tips

    In August, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act into law. In essence, with the Aarto system, each motorist will start with a zero-point balance. Every time you are caught… more
  • The new Audi A7 Sportback: The sporty face of the luxury class
    Nov 19, 2019 Motoring

    The new Audi A7 Sportback: The sporty face of the luxury class

    Four-door coupé embodies progressiveness in design and technology All-digital control system and mild hybrid technology Gran Turismo with enhanced handling and more long-distance comfort The A7 Sportback represents the new Audi design language… more
  • MITSUBISHI MOTORS launched restyled Mirage compact models in Thailand
    Nov 19, 2019 Motoring

    MITSUBISHI MOTORS launched restyled Mirage compact models in Thailand

    MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) today launched facelifted and updated Mirage hatchback and sedan models, both global compact cars, in Thailand. Sales in other markets will follow sequentially. Both models will be on display at the Thailand… more
  • Unique D-MAX aerial platform application reaches for the sky
    Nov 19, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Unique D-MAX aerial platform application reaches for the sky

    When you need an innovative solution, trust Kanu Commercial Body Builders to create the solution for you - no matter how high, remote or off-road the work may be. Kanu Commercial Body Builders' latest unique application is a hydraulic aerial… more
  • Road safety: Safe driving tips
    Nov 19, 2019 Buzz

    Road safety: Safe driving tips

    As the festive season approaches, South Africa’s roads tend to get busier and more dangerous as some drivers take to the road with reckless abandon, whether they’re heading home after a night out, visiting friends or family or embarking on a… more
  • The legendary Fiat 600 Multipla conquers London
    Nov 19, 2019 Buzz

    The legendary Fiat 600 Multipla conquers London

    FCA Heritage lends one of its prized pieces to the V&A museum: the 600 Multipla stars in the retrospective "Cars: Accelerating the Modern World" The car's presence in the museum's exhibition is part of the celebration of the 120th anniversary… more
  • Three class wins for Toyota/Lexus – Wesbank Fuel Economy Tour
    Nov 19, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Three class wins for Toyota/Lexus – Wesbank Fuel Economy Tour

    TOYOTA’S AYGO SIPS ITS WAY TO CLASS WIN AND 2nd OVERALL PLACING Toyota’s compact city car – the funky-styled Aygo – has claimed victory in the inaugural Wesbank Fuel Economy Tour which concluded on Saturday 16 November in Cape Town. The Aygo… more
  • Cummins unveils new environmental sustainability strategy to address climate change, conserve natural resources
    Nov 19, 2019 Buzz

    Cummins unveils new environmental sustainability strategy to address climate change,…

    Company advocates for partnership with government, other businesses and nongovernmental organizations Columbus, Indiana – Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) announced today its next environmental sustainability strategy, which includes science-based goals… more
  • Ford Lives up to 'Go Further' Brand Promise, Taking Two Class Victories on Inaugural WesBank Fuel Economy Tour
    Nov 19, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Lives up to 'Go Further' Brand Promise, Taking Two Class Victories on Inaugural…

    Ford Ranger 2.0 Single Turbo XLT Double Cab, with advanced 10-speed automatic, claims victory in highly competitive pickup segment with overall consumption of 6.81 l/100km Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost wins its class on 5.21 l/100km Runner-up… more
  • On the big stage: The next round of the Automechanika Body & Paint Championships is on tap in Shanghai
    Nov 19, 2019 Buzz

    On the big stage: The next round of the Automechanika Body & Paint Championships is on…

    Which Chinese painter will take the prize in Shanghai at the Automechanika Body & Paint World Championships? On 6 December 2019 a panel of experts will choose the next finalist for the grand finale in Frankfurt in 2020. Four candidates have… more
  • Renault SA scoops award as most fuel efficient brand in South Africa in the 2019 Wesbank Fuel Economy Tour
    Nov 19, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Renault SA scoops award as most fuel efficient brand in South Africa in the 2019 Wesbank…

    Renault South Africa is proud to have been recognized as the most Fuel Efficient Brand in the 2019 Wesbank Fuel Economy Tour, an accolade which will stand the brand in good stead in a tough economy with consistent fuel hikes and economic… more
  • Gilles Navez, Axalta’s Product and Marketing Director
    Nov 19, 2019 Buzz

    Axalta unearths power of innovation at this year’s Chemicals Sales and Marketing Toolbox…

    Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, participated in this year’s Chemicals Sales & Marketing Toolbox in Frankfurt, Germany, from 14 to 15 November 2019. Gilles Navez, Axalta’s Product and Marketing… more
  • Should I invest in a classic car?
    Nov 19, 2019 Buzz

    Should I invest in a classic car?

    By David Crossley, Business Manager, BDO Wealth Advisers The world of collecting is a fascinating one – there is hardly an item, however arcane it may be, that someone somewhere does not have an interest in collecting. There are people who… more
  • The Colours of Europe – the Standox 2020 calendar
    Nov 19, 2019 Buzz

    The Colours of Europe – the Standox 2020 calendar

    Football fever is coming! EURO 2020 will be played across Europe: from Ireland, Scotland and Hungary, to Italy, Spain and Azerbaijan. The Standox 2020 calendar is embracing the tournament, while keeping a close eye on some fascinating cars.… more
  • Christelle Colman, managing director of Elite Risk Acceptances
    Nov 19, 2019 Buzz

    Don’t have your car insurance claim rejected over the silly season

    Whether you are planning a cross-country road trip to visit loved ones over the festive season, or whether you are jetting around town locally, it is important to ensure that the minute you drive off your property you have the peace of mind… more
  • Darlene Menzies - CEO Finfind
    Nov 19, 2019 Buzz

    Getting to grips with small business financing

    Whether you need money to buy stock or equipment, require working capital to employ more staff or to fund a contract, or are simply looking for assistance to bridge your cash flow gaps while you are building your business, if you can’t secure… more
  • From Left: Mr Christoph Ewers, Director Atlantis Foundries; Ms Nolitha Fakude, Chairperson Anglo American; Mr Mxolisi Mgojo, CEO Exxaro; President Ramaphosa; Mr Mohlomi Mothobi, Executive Director; Mohlomi Mothobi; and Ms Phuthi Mahanyele, CEO Naspers.
    Nov 19, 2019 Buzz

    President Ramaphosa presents Sustainability Award to Atlantis Foundries

    President Cyril Ramaphosa has presented Atlantis Foundries with the prestigious Best Brownfield / Expansion Project award at the 2019 Investment Conference in Sandton. The award is in recognition of the company’s efforts towards its continued… more
  • •	Bongi Mahlomgo, principal of the Ndabikhona primary school in Richmond proudly displays the educational books, sports equipment and first aid kit delivered to his school as part of the Rally to Read initiative linked to the WesBank SA Fuel Economy Tour in partnership with FNB.
    Nov 19, 2019 Buzz

    Two SA rural schools benefit from Fuel Economy Tour

    Learners from two rural schools, one in Richmond KwaZulu-Natal, and the other in Butterworth in the Eastern Cape, benefitted from the recent WesBank SA Fuel Economy Tour in partnership with FNB by being beneficiaries of educational books and… more
  • Workmen Compensation Fund - Dysfunctional
    Nov 19, 2019 Buzz

    Workmen Compensation Fund - Dysfunctional

    Dear employer As a result of NEASA's first hand experiences dealing with the Workmen Compensation Fund, as well as numerous complaints received from employers, NEASA recently conducted a survey regarding employers' experiences in dealing with… more
  • Truck maintenance crucial ahead of the festive season
    Nov 19, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Truck maintenance crucial ahead of the festive season

    More trucks are sure to be hitting the road in the next few weeks as spend and a demand on supply increases ahead of and during the festive season. “Trucks provide a vital service for consumers. Unfortunately, poorly serviced trucks or trucks… more
  • New Renault KWID set to challenge the status quo of the entry-level vehicle segment
    Nov 19, 2019 Motoring

    New Renault KWID set to challenge the status quo of the entry-level vehicle segment

    The Renault KWID was successfully launched at the end of 2016 and has redefined the market with more than 27 700 cars sold, offering affordable mobility to all. With the arrival of the New Renault Kwid, the value proposition becomes even more… more