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  • Petrol stations are open and practicing extreme caution, says SAPRA Director
    Mar 30, 2020 Buzz

    Petrol stations are open and practicing extreme caution, says SAPRA Director

    Vishal Premlall, Director of The South African Petroleum Retailers Association’s (SAPRA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) representing approximately 750 fuel stations countrywide, says petrol stations are… more
  • SANRAL - Combatting the spread of Covid-19
    Mar 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    SANRAL - Combatting the spread of Covid-19

    Your health and that of our staff is of utmost importance to us. During the COVID-19 lock down, we will continue to deliver services for customer services related issues. We take our commitment to provide excellent customer service seriously… more
  • Government must not devastate the informal sector
    Mar 30, 2020 Buzz

    Government must not devastate the informal sector

    Street vendors and shack-dwellers might be the worst victims of the COVID-19 coronavirus lock-down. It is as if the poor do not exist. We have bourgeois measures, drafted by bourgeoisie, for bourgeoisie. The government seems to have ignored the… more
  • Isuzu Bakkies Supports the Fight Against COVID-19
    Mar 30, 2020 Buzz

    Isuzu Bakkies Supports the Fight Against COVID-19

    Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAf) has made its media fleet available to Gift of the Givers in support of the organisation's plan to augment public health services. Gift of the Givers has set up a COVID-19 testing facility in Johannesburg and… more
  • Covid-19 - employer/employee relief scheme (TERS) implemented by the  Department of Employment and Labour
    Mar 30, 2020 Buzz

    Covid-19 - employer/employee relief scheme (TERS) implemented by the Department of…

    The Department of Employment and Labour published regulations pertaining to the COVID-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Fund (C19 TERS). The scheme is aimed at assisting employees where employers are unable to pay them during the lockdown.… more
  • Castrol urges truckers to drive safely during lockdown
    Mar 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Castrol urges truckers to drive safely during lockdown

    The nationwide lockdown as a result of efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus will undoubtedly have a dramatic effect on road traffic for the stipulated 21-day period until 16 April. But, with the production, distribution and… more
  • The app will support lockdowns around the world by identifying employee health risks in real time, making sure that people are staying at home and are located where they say they are as well as maintaining work productivity levels.
    Mar 30, 2020 Buzz

    Free health and work check-in app during COVID-19 lockdown

    In the spirit of solidarity, South African tech start-up, WorkWide, has developed a free version of its Workforce Management Mobile Application to assist businesses in dealing with lockdown efforts, social distancing and working from home. The… more
  • Update on BMW Motorrad Days 2020 – Cancellation of this year's event.
    Mar 30, 2020 Buzz

    Update on BMW Motorrad Days 2020 – Cancellation of this year's event.

    In light of current events and growing measures to contain the corona virus, not to mention our duty of care towards our guests and staff, it is with a heavy heart that the Organisation Team of the BMW Motorrad Days has decided to cancel this… more
  • Covid-19 - additional exempted services added to regulations
    Mar 30, 2020 Buzz

    Covid-19 - additional exempted services added to regulations

    Dear employer The Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs has gazetted amended regulations in terms of which activities are considered to be essential during the lockdown. A number of services as well as a few products… more
  • Fuel price crashes on corona, oil woes
    Mar 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Fuel price crashes on corona, oil woes

    Association also announces free battery assistance for healthcare workers South Africans will see the largest fuel price decreases on record at the end of March. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on… more
  • Ford Digit Robots Could Provide the Delivery Solutions of the Future
    Mar 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Digit Robots Could Provide the Delivery Solutions of the Future

    Receiving a parcel from a courier or having food delivered to our door by a driver is something many of us have become accustomed to. However, the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the resultant restrictions have shown that at times we might be… more
  • Mitsubishi Motors SA, a brand imported by MOTUS extend Warranties and Service Plans by 21 days
    Mar 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Mitsubishi Motors SA, a brand imported by MOTUS extend Warranties and Service Plans by 21…

    Manufacturer Warranty of 3 years extended by 21 days 5-year Service / Maintenance Plan extended by 21 days Parts and Workmanship warranties extended by 21 days Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) is doing its part to fight the Covid-19… more
  • Planning for post Covid-19
    Mar 30, 2020 Buzz

    Planning for post Covid-19

    Even in the midst of the Corona Virus lockdown and containment effort, it is important that mines plan for reopening and to the surge of demand that will occur immediately afterwards. Construction must go on, commodities must be mined and… more
  • Volvo Trucks Continues Support of Essential Fleets
    Mar 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo Trucks Continues Support of Essential Fleets

    Volvo Trucks Southern Africa has announced that it will continue supporting transport companies who are delivering essential services during the COVID-19 lockdown period in South Africa. “We are indeed living in extraordinary times and I want… more
  • CFOs are preparing for a bumpy road in 2020
    Mar 30, 2020 Buzz

    CFOs are preparing for a bumpy road in 2020

    The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) has partnered with the Duke University's Fuqua School of Business in surveying senior financial executives every quarter on their country’s economic and corporate optimism, expected… more
  •  Information on Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) - COVID-19
    Mar 30, 2020 Buzz

    Information on Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) - COVID-19

    In response to the continuing COVID-19 outbreak, Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) -Gauteng has announced a temporary suspension of its operations in the Gauteng area. This follows the Official Announcement of the State President on… more
  • Keabetswe Mpane SAPICS president
    Mar 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Supply chain management has key role to play in Covid-19 crisis

    As South Africa heads into the next phase of our fight against Covid-19 – a nationwide lockdown – efficient supply chain management is critical to ensure that South Africans continue to have access to food, basic commodities and medical… more
  • Goodyear’s sentiments slide in Q4 2019 due to challenging environment, says GlobaData
    Mar 30, 2020 Buzz

    Goodyear’s sentiments slide in Q4 2019 due to challenging environment, says GlobaData

    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s (Goodyear) sentiments declined in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2019 (Quarter ending December 31, 2019) compared to Q3 2019, due to the automotive industry’s challenging environment and distributor concerns, says… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter 26 March 2020
    Mar 30, 2020 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter 26 March 2020

    MasterTips What to expect from MasterDrive during COVID-19 - The managing director of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, provides a statement on what to expect from the company as the country battles COVID-19. MasterTest Sam says it's a great big… more
  • Covid-19 - final lockdown regulations
    Mar 30, 2020 Buzz

    Covid-19 - final lockdown regulations

    The final lockdown regulations have been published. It is of utmost importance for employers to read and understand this document in order to be compliant. Please click here to view a list of the essential goods and services as per the… more
  • Movin’On World Summit on sustainable mobility cancelled
    Mar 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Movin’On World Summit on sustainable mobility cancelled

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Movin’On team has decided to cancel the World Summit on Sustainable Mobility, which was due to be held in Montreal on 3, 4 and 5 June 2020. Movin’On brings together almost 5,000 people each year from the major… more
  • SA Taxi gives clients payment relief to weather lockdown
    Mar 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    SA Taxi gives clients payment relief to weather lockdown

    SA Taxi today announced that it will implement interim debt repayment assistance measures to help certain of its minibus taxi operators to navigate their financial commitments during the 21-day lockdown period. SA Taxi, a vertically integrated… more
  • Toll operations designated as essential service during lockdown period
    Mar 30, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Toll operations designated as essential service during lockdown period

    In accordance with communication received from SANRAL, the below services have been identified as essential services during the lockdown period. Routine Road Maintenance Activities Traffic Management Centre Operations Toll Operations Financial… more
  • SEMA Creates Coronavirus Updates and Resources Page
    Mar 30, 2020 Buzz

    SEMA Creates Coronavirus Updates and Resources Page

    The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is monitoring the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and tracking what this means for our industry. We’re identifying best practices, including how to effectively protect your employees'… more
  • Beware the constitutional void during the lockdown
    Mar 30, 2020 Buzz

    Beware the constitutional void during the lockdown

    The lockdown has begun. Only movement deemed “essential” is now allowed – a significant limitation if not suspension of our right to freedom of movement guaranteed in section 21 of the Constitution. This opens a can of worms that our… more
  • Isuzu Trucks Continue to Deliver Water with Gift of the Givers
    Mar 27, 2020 Buzz

    Isuzu Trucks Continue to Deliver Water with Gift of the Givers

    "We believe that everything begins with water" This is the doctrine on which Gift of the Givers base the provision of water in drought-stricken areas. While the Eastern Cape province was declared a disaster area in October 2019, disaster relief… more
  •  Covid-19 critical products and ancillary activities
    Mar 27, 2020 Buzz

    Covid-19 critical products and ancillary activities

    CORRECTION NOTICE - POLICE PERMISSION NOT REQUIRED Dear employer The newsletter circulated yesterday indicated that permission had to be obtained from the SAPS in terms of employees in critical services who are required to report for work. It… more
  • Motor Body Repairers appeal to SAIA to close payment gaps
    Mar 27, 2020 Buzz

    Motor Body Repairers appeal to SAIA to close payment gaps

    The South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), whose members are responsible for repairing over 80% of all insured repair claims in the country, has put in an urgent appeal to the insurance sector, through SAIA, to consider… more
  • The pros and cons of leasing a car
    Mar 27, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The pros and cons of leasing a car

    In the market for a new car? You might be considering leasing it, allowing you to pay for it for a fixed period of time (often three years) while making monthly payments until the lease expires. Leases are short-term rentals up to a maximum of… more
  • Trendy car colours: development, implementation and repair
    Mar 27, 2020 Buzz

    Trendy car colours: development, implementation and repair

    According to the "Global Automotive Color Popularity Report 2019" from the paint manufacturer Axalta, grey came out on top in Europe in 2019. But how are future trends recognised and how are they then implemented in car paints? And above all,… more
  • Europe’s auto industry will look for support as it eyes recovery later in the year, says GlobalData
    Mar 27, 2020 Buzz

    Europe’s auto industry will look for support as it eyes recovery later in the year, says…

    Following the news that European vehicle-maker trade association, ACEA, has warned that Europe's auto industry faces its ‘worst crisis ever’; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view:… more
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  • 2020 Toyota 1000 Desert Race in Botswana called off
    Mar 27, 2020 Motorsport

    2020 Toyota 1000 Desert Race in Botswana called off

    Following a digital meeting with all the Toyota 1000 kilometre Desert Race (TDR 1000) stakeholders on Thursday, 19 March the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 event in Botswana was made. The outbreak and spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus,… more
  • Alfa Romeo wins twice at the
    Mar 27, 2020 Motoring

    Alfa Romeo wins twice at the "Motor Klassik Awards"

    Readers of the specialist German magazine have named the Alfa Romeo Spider as the most popular classic car in the "Convertibles" category. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT has won the inaugural award for the most coveted "people's sports car"… more
  • Opening of R512 Interchange on Bakwena N1N4 route
    Mar 27, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Opening of R512 Interchange on Bakwena N1N4 route

    Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Bakwena) places great importance on road users’ safety and experience of the routes, and as a means of keeping road users informed would like to share an important update on the work they are currently… more
  • Pieter Niemand, national director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Mar 27, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Towing in a safe and responsible way

    Most of us have at some time or another experienced the sinking feeling of breaking down on the side of the road or being involved in a fender bender where your car cannot be driven to a workshop. How to responsibly tow your car to safety is… more
  • New Corolla Sedan – Has it All
    Mar 27, 2020 Motoring

    New Corolla Sedan – Has it All

    The world’s best-selling automotive nameplate, is quite some accolade and no mean feat either. Toyota’s ubiquitous compact city car – first launched in 1966 – has captured the global automotive market and gone on to become a household name the… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 24 March 2020
    Mar 25, 2020 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 24 March 2020

    MasterTips: MasterDrive's lockdown measures South Africa followed in the steps of many other countries by placing the country into a nationwide lockdown. MasterDrive supports the decision made by President Cyril Ramaphosa and is ready and… more
  • Travel insurance by itself is not the solution for COVID-19 cancellations
    Mar 25, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Travel insurance by itself is not the solution for COVID-19 cancellations

    Understanding and drawing on the cancellation, refund or insurance covers of all operators in the travel value chain offers victims of COVID-19 cancellations the best option to spread their risk, increasing the chances and value of settlement.… more
  • Aston Martin breathes life into a new V6 era
    Mar 25, 2020 Motoring

    Aston Martin breathes life into a new V6 era

    New 3.0-litre V6 Aston Martin-designed engine set for debut in Valhalla Hybrid / plug-in hybrid engine set to be most powerful in Aston Martin range ‘Hot V’ configuration allows high performance electrification and future emissions compliance… more
  • National Lockdown critical products and ancillary activities
    Mar 25, 2020 Buzz

    National Lockdown critical products and ancillary activities

    The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition has indicated that certain critical businesses and certain key personnel in non-essential businesses are excluded from the lockdown provisions. These businesses should continue to operate in order… more
  • Shutdowns to cost European auto industry £29bn, says GlobalData
    Mar 25, 2020 Buzz

    Shutdowns to cost European auto industry £29bn, says GlobalData

    After a period of sweeping announcements by European automakers that they are halting production at European plants for several weeks; Calum MacRae, Automotive Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view:… more
  • Retail Motor Industry sends urgent appeal to BUSA and Government
    Mar 25, 2020 Buzz

    Retail Motor Industry sends urgent appeal to BUSA and Government

    Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement for a national 21-day lockdown, the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), are ramping up their appeal to Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) to convince Government to declare tyre-, parts-… more
  • Covid-19 national lockdown - How does this effect your employees’ salaries?
    Mar 25, 2020 Buzz

    Covid-19 national lockdown - How does this effect your employees’ salaries?

    The global outbreak of Covid-19 has steered the world’s economy into unchartered territory. The President’s lockdown-announcement last night confronts the South African economy directly with this stark reality. ‘No work, no pay’ This is the… more
  • Beach clean-up retrieves almost 200kg of waste
    Mar 25, 2020 Buzz

    Beach clean-up retrieves almost 200kg of waste

    A clean-up activation by The Beach Co-op at Bonza Bay Beach, East London, partnered by Willard Batteries, retrieved almost 200 kgs of waste across just a kilometer of beach. Just over 100 people were involved in the cleanup, an environmental… more
  • Relief for Small Business owners during COVID-19 is here and government is lending the way
    Mar 25, 2020 Buzz

    Relief for Small Business owners during COVID-19 is here and government is lending the way

    The COVID-19 pandemic, which has been declared a National Disaster and has prompted a 21-day national shut down, is having catastrophic effects on businesses throughout South Africa and around the globe. Micro, small and medium enterprises are… more
  • Covid-19 LOCKDOWN It’s tough - but it’s for the best
    Mar 25, 2020 Buzz

    Covid-19 LOCKDOWN It’s tough - but it’s for the best

    This may be the better of the two evils. It was always a toss between two very difficult decisions: either a ‘partial lockdown’ or a ‘complete lockdown’. It turned out to be a three-week lockdown. It cannot be expected of government to make… more
  • Guidelines for Covid-19 in Africa - World Economic Forum
    Mar 24, 2020 Buzz

    Guidelines for Covid-19 in Africa - World Economic Forum

    The Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC), Resolve to Save Lives and opinion and research company Ipsos have teamed up to support governments to help flatten the Covid-19 curve and minimise social and economic slowdown. The joint project will… more
  • Hyundai Motor presents future vision with 'Prophecy' Concept Electric Vehicle
    Mar 24, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Hyundai Motor presents future vision with 'Prophecy' Concept Electric Vehicle

    Hyundai Motor Company unveiled its new concept electric vehicle, the "Prophecy", expressing the company's latest design language. The visionary concept, which was unveiled in a video presentation showing the key elements of its styling and… more
  • Safety first at all Toyota, Lexus & Hino dealers
    Mar 24, 2020 Buzz

    Safety first at all Toyota, Lexus & Hino dealers

    At Toyota, ensuring the safety and well-being of employees and customers is our number-one priority. Leon Theron, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is optimistic about the measures the company has… more
  • Combatting the spreading of Covid-19
    Mar 24, 2020 Buzz

    Combatting the spreading of Covid-19

    Your health and that of our staff is of utmost importance to us. We have put measures in place at all our e-toll customer service outlets to curb the spreading of COVID-19. We took the decision to allow staff to work reduced hours with effect… more
  • Volvo Trucks taking necessary precautions to ensure the well-being of all stakeholders
    Mar 24, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo Trucks taking necessary precautions to ensure the well-being of all stakeholders

    Without trucks South Africa would come to a standstill. In light of the current situation, we need to take the necessary steps to ensure that our customer's trucks stay on the road, and are able to deliver all their valuable cargo so that the… more
  • Stick to the rules
    Mar 24, 2020 Buzz

    Stick to the rules

    The Automobile Association (AA) says although roads across the country are experiencing a dramatic decrease in volumes, safe driving is still essential, and motorists must still follow the rules. “An unintended consequence of the coronavirus… more
  • Ford Temporarily Suspends Production in India, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam in Response to Coronavirus
    Mar 24, 2020 Buzz

    Ford Temporarily Suspends Production in India, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam in…

    Vehicle and engine temporary production suspension began at Ford's International Markets Group (IMG) manufacturing sites Saturday, March 21 Production suspensions will vary market by market; expected to last a number of weeks depending on… more
  • Ford Rallies to Bridge Literacy Gap with R1-million Sponsorship
    Mar 24, 2020 Buzz

    Ford Rallies to Bridge Literacy Gap with R1-million Sponsorship

    Ford South Africa celebrates a 21-year partnership with Rally to READ Ford visits remote and disadvantaged primary schools on #WorldBookDayweekend Ford delivers books, teaching aids, and educational materials to under-resourced rural schools to… more
  • Restrictive Insurer Supplier Panels anti Competition Guidelines
    Mar 24, 2020 Buzz

    Restrictive Insurer Supplier Panels anti Competition Guidelines

    The South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), whose members are responsible for repairing over 80% of all insured repair claims in the country, has been one of the strongest advocates for a free market strategy as well as the… more
  • Africa Rail 2020 postponed
    Mar 24, 2020 Buzz

    Africa Rail 2020 postponed

    In light of the recent global developments around the COVID-19 virus, Terrapinn has been working closely with our key event partners to ensure the best possible delivery for the 2020 edition of Africa Rail. Under this consideration, Africa Rail… more
  • Land Cruiser Namib – Back by popular demand
    Mar 23, 2020 Motoring

    Land Cruiser Namib – Back by popular demand

    The Land Cruiser Namib edition was introduced to the South African market in Q3 of 2019. Featuring a bespoke overlanding accessory package and aesthetic enhancements, the Namib was exceptionally well received – with all 60 units selling out by… more
  • Sandra Labuscagne-Jonck appointed as a Director on SACCS EXCO
    Mar 23, 2020 Motorsport

    Sandra Labuscagne-Jonck appointed as a Director on SACCS EXCO

    Sandra Labuscagne-Jonck, the 2018 South African National Special Vehicle Navigators’ Champion and the first female competitor in South Africa to receive her Protea Colours, has been appointed to the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS)… more
  • Trio Events - belangrike kennisgewing
    Mar 23, 2020 Buzz

    Trio Events - belangrike kennisgewing

    Soos almal bewus moet wees teen hierdie tyd is ons lewens almal verlede Sondagaand heeltemal omvêr gewerp na die drastiese maatreëls aangekondig is deur die President van Suid-Afrika, om die Covid-19-virus se verspreiding in ons land vinnig hok… more
  • Covid-19 regulations issued by Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs
    Mar 23, 2020 Buzz

    Covid-19 regulations issued by Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs

    Dear employer The Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs issued regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic on 18 March 2020. These regulations, in essence, determine the following: All gatherings are prohibited. A… more
  • Financial year 2019: AUDI AG achieves its financial targets and sets a course for long-term competitiveness
    Mar 23, 2020 Buzz

    Financial year 2019: AUDI AG achieves its financial targets and sets a course for…

    Audi steered asteady course through a challenging 2019 financial year. The car manufacturer systematically reduced its WLTP inventories and achieved slightly higher deliveries for the Audi brand than in the previous year in a highly competitive… more
  • Ford Struandale Engine Plant a Leader in Environmental Management
    Mar 23, 2020 Buzz

    Ford Struandale Engine Plant a Leader in Environmental Management

    Ford Struandale Engine Plant awarded the SJM Flex Environmental Award in 2019 for excellence in environmental management Efficient production methods and technologies have resulted in noteworthy improvements in water and electrical consumption… more
  • Bentley Motors suspends production due to coronavirus crisis
    Mar 23, 2020 Buzz

    Bentley Motors suspends production due to coronavirus crisis

    Bentley Motors will suspend production from today at its Crewe, UK, factory headquarters for four weeks. This decision is based on the accelerated rate of infection by coronavirus and understandable restrictions applied, the resulting… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter 20 March 2020
    Mar 23, 2020 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter 20 March 2020

    MasterTips Business as usual - As South Africans adjust to changes following the declaration of a State of Disaster due to COVID-19, MasterDrive will continue providing training and institute new health and hygiene processes as recommended by… more
  • African Petrochemical Roadshow Secunda is postponed
    Mar 23, 2020 Buzz

    African Petrochemical Roadshow Secunda is postponed

    In light of the recent global developments around the COVID-19 virus, the African Petrochemical Roadshow Secunda is postponed from the 26th March 2020 to the 2nd of July 2020. We intend to use the downtime to ensure the 2020 Roadshow will be… more
  • Honda Quest True Adventure 2020 postponed due to Covid-19
    Mar 20, 2020 Buzz

    Honda Quest True Adventure 2020 postponed due to Covid-19

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Honda Motor Southern Africa has decided to postpone Quest True Adventure 2020. To safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the competitors and organisers of this event the management of Honda Motor Southern… more
  • Covid-19: Working from home could mean disaster
    Mar 20, 2020 Buzz

    Covid-19: Working from home could mean disaster

    The world is in chaos and everyone is vulnerable, this is the ideal situation for opportunistic cyber attackers who are constantly infiltrating networks and accessing large volumes of data, putting millions of people at risk. The threats are… more
  • Automotive plant closures in North America due to coronavirus will likely last beyond March, says GlobalData
    Mar 20, 2020 Buzz

    Automotive plant closures in North America due to coronavirus will likely last beyond…

    Following the news that Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler (FCA) are shutting their North American manufacturing plants through March 30 in response to the deepening coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at… more
  • Shelby South Africa stores remain open and announce WhatsApp line due to COVID-19
    Mar 20, 2020 Buzz

    Shelby South Africa stores remain open and announce WhatsApp line due to COVID-19

    Shelby South Africa ensures a safe environment at it’s showrooms, service centre’s and mod-shop during the COVID-19 pandemic A WhatsApp line has been created for all those who are in self-isolation or quarantine. Note we have taken all the… more
  • Covid-19 - What can we learn from the past?
    Mar 20, 2020 Buzz

    Covid-19 - What can we learn from the past?

    The coronavirus outbreak has sent worldwide fear across financial markets amid concerns of a hit to the global economy. Although it is still too early to evaluate the full impact on the economy, it is prudent to assume that there are still more… more
  • AutoTrader Protocols Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    Mar 19, 2020 Buzz

    AutoTrader Protocols Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    At this time, where we as South Africans and the world navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19, we are committed to supporting your business with continuity of service and support. We understand it is critical for you to continue your business… more
  • Uncertain times require innovative solutions!
    Mar 19, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Uncertain times require innovative solutions!

    Social distancing is having a direct impact on showroom traffic for car dealers With Motomatch, customers and dealers have access to a virtual marketplace and lead generator around the clock and countrywide without the need for physical contact… more
  • THE TIRE COLOGNE 2020 has been postponed
    Mar 19, 2020 Buzz

    THE TIRE COLOGNE 2020 has been postponed

    #TTC2020 New dates: 18 to 20 May 2021 After in-depth consultation, and in agreement with our partners at the German Tyre Retail and Vulcanisation Trade Association [Bundesverband Reifenhandel und Vulkaniseur-Handwerk e.V. (BRV)], Koelnmesse… more
  • Covid-19 highlights need for reduction in dependence on Chinese auto component imports in India, says GlobalData
    Mar 19, 2020 Buzz

    Covid-19 highlights need for reduction in dependence on Chinese auto component imports in…

    Following the news that 25,000 auto executives in India will be working from home to contain the spread of Covid-19 contagion; Animesh Kumar, Director of Automotive Consulting at GlobalData, a leading research and consulting company, offers his… more
  • FMF newsletter 18 March 2020
    Mar 19, 2020 Buzz

    FMF newsletter 18 March 2020

    ARTICLE of the week How legislation could hamper the response to coronavirus – MARTIN VAN STADEN The coronavirus is spreading around the world at an increasing rate. Of no surprise to some of us, and a cause for considerable concern today, is… more
  • Covid-19: Policy and Guidelines
    Mar 19, 2020 Buzz

    Covid-19: Policy and Guidelines

    Dear NEASA employer The Coronavirus pandemic has the potential to cause massive disruptions in the workplace. Employers are advised that preventing the virus from spreading is the best course of action at this stage. NEASA has developed a… more
  • Rolls-Royce motor cars to suspend production
    Mar 19, 2020 Buzz

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars to suspend production

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced today that production at the company’s Goodwood-based manufacturing plant will be suspended from Monday 23 March for two weeks. In order to further secure the health and welfare of the employees of the company… more
  • Know your rights! Understand your responsibilities.
    Mar 19, 2020 Buzz

    Know your rights! Understand your responsibilities.

    It’s March. The month where we are made aware or rather reminded of our rights. It is intriguing to find that not every South African is aware of even the basic human rights in South Africa. Which makes one wonder whether we have much knowledge… more
  • Winning against Covid-19 in the transport sector requires a collective and conscious effort
    Mar 19, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Winning against Covid-19 in the transport sector requires a collective and conscious…

    The Covid-19 outbreak has left the entire world on edge with the ease of contraction changing the way people work, live and interact. According to Joe Moyo the managing director of Afri Ride, a ridesharing platform ; “People are being forced to… more
  • Travel Advisory – AA Travel
    Mar 19, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Travel Advisory – AA Travel

    Since the announcement on Sunday by President Cyril Ramaphosa of a National State of Disaster to contain the coronavirus, AA Travel has been inundated with queries regarding travel plans. While the events many travellers intended attending have… more
  • By Laurence Smith, Executive at Graphic Image Technologies
    Mar 19, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Opinion piece: Visibility is key to cutting logistics costs for fleet managers

    Until recently, integrating dash cam solutions for fleet management purposes was costly and complicated. The bigger the fleet, the bigger the implementation and management headache. Thanks to developments in Artificial Intelligence, video… more
  • The Agnelli Family and its Companies respond to the COVID-19 Emergency
    Mar 19, 2020 Buzz

    The Agnelli Family and its Companies respond to the COVID-19 Emergency

    In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the Agnelli Family and its Companies have put in place a series of measures, in coordination with the Italian Civil Protection Department, to support the Italian national health service in its care of the… more
  • Record annual results performance and exciting foundation established for future growth
    Mar 19, 2020 Buzz

    Record annual results performance and exciting foundation established for future growth

    Revenue increased 9.4% to R11.2 billion EBITDA improved by 4.6% to R1.4 billion HEPS increased to 336 cents Cash generated from operations up 40% to R1.2 billion Dividend increase of 20% to 120 cents per share declared for the year Automotive… more
  • Defensive training on course despite Covid-19 - driving.co.za
    Mar 18, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Defensive training on course despite Covid-19 - driving.co.za

    Defensive Driver Training programmes need not be affected by the Covid-19 virus. This is the word from driving skills company, driving.co.za. "We are the only driving skills company which presents exact online equivalents of its… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 17 March 2020
    Mar 18, 2020 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 17 March 2020

    MasterTips: Business as usual Following new restrictions from the government due to COVID-19, various changes resulted across SA. Training, however, will continue as usual at MasterDrive (along with extra preventative measures) to ensure health… more
  • Spec tweaks and safety upgrades for Toyota Corolla Hatch
    Mar 18, 2020 Motoring

    Spec tweaks and safety upgrades for Toyota Corolla Hatch

    Launched in Q1 of 2019, the Corolla Hatch ushered in Toyota’s new expressive and undoubtedly crisp design language. Using the acclaimed TNGA architecture, the sporty hatchback delivers excellent handling, ride comfort and provides a high sense… more
  • All CCMA cases postponed
    Mar 18, 2020 Buzz

    All CCMA cases postponed

    Dear NEASA employer The CCMA has issued a directive effectively postponing all matters set down between 18 March 2020 and 14 April 2020. Commissioners may still attempt to settle matters telephonically but all face to face processes have been… more
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Doubles Down on Hygiene Protocols for Customers' Continued Safety
    Mar 18, 2020 Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Doubles Down on Hygiene Protocols for Customers' Continued Safety

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre, Southern Africa's leading retail wheel and tyre fitment chain, today announced that it has implemented heightened hygiene protocols at all its stores throughout Southern Africa, in a bid to do its part in preventing the… more
  • The most expensive car insurance mistakes
    Mar 18, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The most expensive car insurance mistakes

    While you take out car insurance with the best intentions, there are things you might be doing that could jeopardise your cover, and unnecessarily increase your premiums. “When it comes to car insurance, people might be tempted to tell ‘white… more
  • Important information for road users travelling the Bakwena N1N4 route
    Mar 18, 2020 Buzz

    Important information for road users travelling the Bakwena N1N4 route

    In light of the presidential speech declaring a disaster situation relating to the spread of the Corona virus, known as COVID-19, Bakwena would like to assure the public that we are prepared and aligned with government to support efforts to… more
  • Automakers have no alternative but to shutter plants, says GlobalData
    Mar 18, 2020 Buzz

    Automakers have no alternative but to shutter plants, says GlobalData

    Following the news that Volkswagen Group is planning to temporarily suspend production at its European plants due to the deepening impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and… more
  • Michelin has been voted “Tyre Manufacture of the Year” for the second consecutive year
    Mar 18, 2020 Buzz

    Michelin has been voted “Tyre Manufacture of the Year” for the second consecutive year

    Michelin kicked off 2020 with a bang at the Tyre Technology Expo in Hanover, Germany for the second year in a row receiving the prestigious title of Tyre Manufacturer of the Year, a first since the award was created in 2008. Awarded by a panel… more
  • Proposed steel master plan or just another AMSA protectionist idea?
    Mar 18, 2020 Buzz

    Proposed steel master plan or just another AMSA protectionist idea?

    by Gerhard Papenfus During SONA 2020 President Ramaphosa referred to a Steel Master Plan to save the Steel Industry from its rapid decline. However, if this proposed Master Plan is implemented, it will greatly accelerate the… more
  • Businesses must support each other during Covid-19 crisis
    Mar 18, 2020 Buzz

    Businesses must support each other during Covid-19 crisis

    All South African business leaders have a responsibility to stand together to keep business moving, protect employment and the economy ticking over. According to Frank Mullen, CEO of Zinia, a leading mid-sized telecoms and ICT provider, “How… more
  • The automotive industry shares its Covid-19 Protocols
    Mar 18, 2020 Buzz

    The automotive industry shares its Covid-19 Protocols

    The Chief Executive Officers of major Original Equipment Manufacturers [OEMs]; together with a senior representative of Independent Vehicles Importers; and executive committee members of vehicle components manufactures, met on Tuesday morningto… more
  • Postponement of King of the Whip 2020
    Mar 17, 2020 Buzz

    Postponement of King of the Whip 2020

    Following the President’s speech and the announcement of the coronavirus as a National State of Disaster, we are heeding the call to work together to ensure containment of the virus, and therefore King of the Whip will be postponed to a later… more
  • WEF Comment: Africa and covid-19
    Mar 17, 2020 Buzz

    WEF Comment: Africa and covid-19

    In Sub-Saharan Africa, 3% of the population is over 65, significantly lower than China’s 11% and Italy’s 23%, but we could see strain on healthcare systems. Analysis on what South Africa’s state of emergency means, how countries are adapting… more
  • Sugarbelt 400 cancelled amid Covid-19 pandemic
    Mar 17, 2020 Motorsport

    Sugarbelt 400 cancelled amid Covid-19 pandemic

    Following the “National State of Disaster” statement issued by President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday pertaining to the global coronavirus pandemic, SACCS the organisers and promoters of the SA National Cross Country Championship has cancelled the… more
  • Real and up close: Automechanika launches workshop campaign with insiders and influencers
    Mar 17, 2020 Buzz

    Real and up close: Automechanika launches workshop campaign with insiders and influencers

    An industry gathering in Würzburg gave rise to the idea of an advertising campaign featuring testimonials that is targeted directly at workshops. Unique advertising motifs and video clips were created featuring professionals in the field,… more
  • Volvo Financial Services Strengthens Position in SA
    Mar 17, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo Financial Services Strengthens Position in SA

    Volvo Financial Services South Africa has announced the end of its alliance with WesBank, a division of First Rand Bank effective February 2020. Volvo Financial Services, the global captive finance company of the Volvo Group, which began doing… more
  • Dachser transports energy storage for the world
    Mar 17, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Dachser transports energy storage for the world

    Battery manufacturer ARTS Energy, a premium supplier of all kinds of energy storage solutions, makes its products in a rural French village. These solutions power its customers in Europe and around the world. Global logistics company Dachser… more
  • Covid-19 and the Workplace - FAQ
    Mar 17, 2020 Buzz

    Covid-19 and the Workplace - FAQ

    The current Coronavirus pandemic is causing major concern and confusion among employers as to their rights and the possible consequences for business. In order to alleviate this confusion, NEASA is compiling a frequently-asked-questions and… more
  • Axalta Spain ranks in Top 30 of Best Workplaces 2020
    Mar 17, 2020 Buzz

    Axalta Spain ranks in Top 30 of Best Workplaces 2020

    Axalta receives workplace recognition for second year running Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has been named as a Top 30 Best Workplaces 2020 in Spain in the medium-sized businesses category for… more
  • Pieter Niemand, national director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of RMI
    Mar 17, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Keeping your big kid safe in the car

    Most of us are familiar with car safety rules for small kids: always use a backwards facing car seat until your child is two years old, for instance. But what about older kids? After all, just because they have more candles on their cake… more
  • Eight easy ways to save big money on your fuel bill
    Mar 17, 2020 Buzz

    Eight easy ways to save big money on your fuel bill

    Money is tight and petrol is brutally expensive. When a full tank is costing you more than R1000, it’s well worth exploring ways to drive more fuel-efficiently. If you follow these simple tips from Jeff Osborne of Gumtree Autos SA, you can save… more
  • ZF Aftermarket Postpones the Remainder of ‘Installation Education’ Due to School Cancellations
    Mar 17, 2020 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Postpones the Remainder of ‘Installation Education’ Due to School…

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to nationwide school cancellations Installation Education contest will be postponed until schools reopen Due to the concern of the health and safety of students nationwide, ZF Aftermarket and Jeff Buckley, owner… more
  • FCA Responds to COVID-19 Emergency in Europe
    Mar 16, 2020 Buzz

    FCA Responds to COVID-19 Emergency in Europe

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU / MTA: FCA) ("FCA") announced today that its subsidiaries FCA Italy and Maserati will temporarily suspend production across the majority of their European manufacturing plants. The temporary… more
  • Variety the name of the game on Sugarbelt 400
    Mar 16, 2020 Motorsport

    Variety the name of the game on Sugarbelt 400

    The South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) returns to the Eston / Mid Illovo area, on the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg, for the first time in five years with the running of the 2020 Sugarbelt 400, and variety will be the name of the game… more
  • COVID-19 Update from The IMI
    Mar 16, 2020 Buzz

    COVID-19 Update from The IMI

    In light of the ongoing and increased uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus, we wanted to reassure you of the steps we’re taking to ensure we continue to deliver a great service for you and also to reinforce our commitment to you at… more
  • Heineken F1 Joburg Festival postponed
    Mar 16, 2020 Motorsport

    Heineken F1 Joburg Festival postponed

    Formula 1® has today announced that due to the ongoing global situation regarding COVID-19 the Heineken ®. F1 Joburg Festival due to take place on the 29th March has been postponed to protect the safety of all fans and participants attending… more
  • Volkswagen South Africa postpones VIVOnation Festival
    Mar 16, 2020 Buzz

    Volkswagen South Africa postpones VIVOnation Festival

    Volkswagen South Africa has taken the decision to postpone the third instalment of VIVOnation (4 - 5 April 2020), due to health concerns around the Coronavirus (COVID-19). "With thousands of people expected to attend the two day festival, the… more
  • SA's fastest in PE for SA Endurance Series
    Mar 16, 2020 Motorsport

    SA's fastest in PE for SA Endurance Series

    Port Elizabeth race fans can look forward to supporting their local heroes driving the most exciting supercars ever to visit the Aldo Scribante at the Mandela Bay 500 on Saturday 21 March. The South African Endurance Series season opener will… more
  • L - R: Martina Biene: Head of the Volkswagen brand, Ian McClaren: Car Magazine deputy Editor, Siyanga Madikizela: PR Manager and Meredith Kelly: Head of Marketing.
    Mar 16, 2020 Motoring

    Volkswagen the most awarded manufacturer at the Top 12 Best Buys awards

    Volkswagen South Africa walked away with three awards, the most of any manufacturer Now in its 21st year, the Car Magazine Top 12 Best Buys Awards recognise the very best cars in South Africa Volkswagen won three awards at the Car Magazine Top… more
  • Cromax unveils new look labels for its refinish paint products
    Mar 16, 2020 Buzz

    Cromax unveils new look labels for its refinish paint products

    Cromax® has unveiled new functional label designs across its product lines to help its bodyshops and refinishers drive their productivity forward. The new-look labels give bodyshops everything they need to know at a glance and will be rolled… more
  • Chris Blair, CEO of 21st Century
    Mar 16, 2020 Buzz

    What can you do for your employees during a time of Coronavirus? Advise from Chris Blair,…

    “As the business world feels the effects the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and takes steps to adapt, companies are asking what they can do for their employees during this difficult time. Instead of punitive changes being implemented,… more
  • Oil plunge counters crashing Rand
    Mar 16, 2020 Buzz

    Oil plunge counters crashing Rand

    Rand weakness against the US dollar has paled into insignificance against the fuel price bonanza caused by the massive retreat of international petroleum prices, setting the stage for large reductions in fuel prices at month-end. This is… more
  • AAAA Celebrates 40 Years Serving the Automotive Aftermarket
    Mar 16, 2020 Buzz

    AAAA Celebrates 40 Years Serving the Automotive Aftermarket

    The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) is celebrating its 40th anniversary as part of the automotive aftermarket industry. As the only independent, national, member-owned organisation representing the Australian automotive… more
  • Toyota wins coveted CAR Magazine’s Company Of The Year
    Mar 13, 2020 Motoring

    Toyota wins coveted CAR Magazine’s Company Of The Year

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has won CAR Magazine’s 2020 Company of the Year while Corolla Quest clinched the title for Best Midsize Car in the publication’s 12 Best Buys Competition. The Company of the Year award was in recognition of… more
  • Car market forecasts likely to be revised as public health crisis deepens, says GlobalData
    Mar 13, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Car market forecasts likely to be revised as public health crisis deepens, says GlobalData

    Following news that car sales in China plunged 80% in February due to the impact of measures to tackle the coronavirus (Covid-19); David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “There are… more
  • CORONAVIRUS and the Workplace
    Mar 13, 2020 Buzz

    CORONAVIRUS and the Workplace

    Dear employer South Africa has, as at 12 March 2020, 17 confirmed cases of Coronavirus infections. Of these, 16 cases have been identified in individuals returning from travel in affected countries and 1 local transmission. Although any form of… more
  • “A heavy price to pay for car insurance fraudsters”
    Mar 13, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    “A heavy price to pay for car insurance fraudsters”

    While many South Africans would never think of submitting a fraudulent insurance claim, insurers have experienced a dramatic rise in the submission of false information for financial gain. Car insurance fraud is currently ranked among the top… more
  • Ford Ranger Wins 9th Consecutive CAR Top 12 Best Buys Title
    Mar 13, 2020 Motoring

    Ford Ranger Wins 9th Consecutive CAR Top 12 Best Buys Title

    The Ford Ranger earned CAR Magazine's Top 12 Best Buys award for ninth year in a row in the popular double cab pickup segment Reaffirms the Ranger's continued trend-setting attributes in terms of comfort, refinement, safety, performance and… more
  • Hyundai Atos is Best Budget Car in CAR Magazine's Top 12 Best Buys 2020
    Mar 13, 2020 Motoring

    Hyundai Atos is Best Budget Car in CAR Magazine's Top 12 Best Buys 2020

    The Hyundai Atos has emerged as winner in the Budget Car category in CAR Magazine's Top 12 Best Buys 2020 awards. CAR Magazine's annual Top 12 Best Buys, which is the publication's esteemed guide to the top contenders in each of the twelve… more
  • Motor Mech coming to East London
    Mar 12, 2020 Buzz

    Motor Mech coming to East London

    Following the highly successful second Motor Mech 2020 show in Port Elizabeth earlier this year, the show, hosted by the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), is now… more
  • An alternative energy option for motorists - does converting your vehicle to gas make sense?
    Mar 12, 2020 Buzz

    An alternative energy option for motorists - does converting your vehicle to gas make…

    Gas has been used for generations to run stoves, furnaces, water heaters and other appliances and with a vast supply of global resource and a 25% proven reduction in greenhouse gases compared with even the cleanest petrol engines, it makes… more
  • In South Africa’s economic uncertainty, flexibility thrives
    Mar 12, 2020 Buzz

    In South Africa’s economic uncertainty, flexibility thrives

    Overall, South Africa’s economy grew by only 0.2 per cent in 2019 - the lowest rate in a decade and far below the country’s annual rate of population increase. Economic growth per capita has fallen for the last five years. Coinciding with the… more
  • Automotive industry ‘relieved’ by Budget boost for electric vehicles, says GlobalData
    Mar 12, 2020 Buzz

    Automotive industry ‘relieved’ by Budget boost for electric vehicles, says GlobalData

    Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has revealed the details of the 2020 Budget, outlining the government’s investment plans for the next 12 months and updated plans on how the government intends to tackle the spread of COVID-19. The key… more
  • Ford to Design, Build and Race a Brand New Car in Just a Few Months – with Help from the Gamers Who Will Drive It
    Mar 12, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Ford to Design, Build and Race a Brand New Car in Just a Few Months – with Help from the…

    Ford is calling on gamers to help design the ultimate virtual racing car in a unique collaboration between an auto manufacturer and the gaming community A completely new vehicle, “Team Fordzilla – P1”project will demonstrate Ford’s real‑world… more
  • MEYLE electronics: high-quality products, better data, fewer complaints
    Mar 12, 2020 Buzz

    MEYLE electronics: high-quality products, better data, fewer complaints

    Electronic assistants are essential for modern vehicles in particular: The number of electronic components and systems is steadily increasing, as the communication between the individual components and systems grows more complex. As a result of… more
  • The state of SA Inc, Coronavirus and the SA bond markets
    Mar 12, 2020 Buzz

    The state of SA Inc, Coronavirus and the SA bond markets

    “40 to 70% of the human population could potentially be infected by the virus if it becomes a pandemic. Not all of these people would get sick.” – Marc Lipsitch, Epidemiologist, Harvard University, 21 February 2020 “Now we also face an… more
  •  Car companies will be cautious in restarting operations in China, says GlobalData
    Mar 12, 2020 Buzz

    Car companies will be cautious in restarting operations in China, says GlobalData

    Following the news that Honda and Nissan have resumed limited manufacturing operations following coronavirus shutdowns at factories in Hubei province, China; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company,… more
  • Castrol industrial lubricants save millions in electricity
    Mar 12, 2020 Buzz

    Castrol industrial lubricants save millions in electricity

    Castrol combats high electricity costs with special additive technologies South African case study shows a savings of more that R3-million per year from just two machines when switching to Castrol Saved energy consumption equivalent to that of… more
  • Mahindra unveils customer-focused after-sales promise Mahindra #GreatValueGreatService
    Mar 12, 2020 Buzz

    Mahindra unveils customer-focused after-sales promise Mahindra #GreatValueGreatService

    New programme to give customers the best experience, throughout ownership lifecycle Effortless booking and enquiry service with new Mzanzi Mahindra app Dedicated service support contact centre Mahindra has launched a new after-sales promise… more
  • Game changer SUV and 4X4 tyre to be released
    Mar 12, 2020 Buzz

    Game changer SUV and 4X4 tyre to be released

    With undeniably the most comprehensive range of SUV and 4X4 tyres, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Sumitomo Dunlop) is bringing you an impressive new product that can literally ‘Do More.’ Launching in April 2020, the Dunlop Grandtrek AT5, with a… more
  • Ctrack adds even more features to the game changing Iris video monitoring and telematics solution
    Mar 12, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Ctrack adds even more features to the game changing Iris video monitoring and telematics…

    Ctrack by Inseego, a leading vehicle telematics, tracking and fleet management services provider, has added even more features to the Ctrack Iris video monitoring and telematics solution, enabling fleet operators even more control and… more
  • Ctrack launches best-in-class on-the-road solution
    Mar 12, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Ctrack launches best-in-class on-the-road solution

    Ctrack by Inseego the global supplier of vehicle tracking, insurance telematics and fleet management solutions is introducing the new “On The Road” (OTR) driver fleet management solution. Utilising the robust and modern Garmin Fleet 790 device… more
  • Ctrack launches accurate fuel management solution for fleet operators
    Mar 12, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Ctrack launches accurate fuel management solution for fleet operators

    With the slowing economy and the ever present pressures that current fleet operators and freight & hauling companies face, the emphasis on productive fleet operations and fleet management has become the number one prioriry. Until now the… more
  • Jeep Brand Announces Worldwide Partnership With Groundbreaking Pop Team Now United
    Mar 12, 2020 Buzz

    Jeep Brand Announces Worldwide Partnership With Groundbreaking Pop Team Now United

    Now United to "Come Together" With Jeep Renegade The Jeep® brand reveals an innovative partnership with the world's first global pop team Now United to promote its popular Jeep Renegade through a series of brand integrations across digital and… more
  • Don’t be left without wheels, plan ahead
    Mar 12, 2020 Buzz

    Don’t be left without wheels, plan ahead

    Replacing a part on a vehicle – major or minor – could be an expensive undertaking, one that many South Africans aren’t aware of. And, besides the cost of the actual part or parts, many don’t consider that replacement costs will also include… more
  • Toyota SU Woordfees takes Stellenbosch by storm
    Mar 12, 2020 Buzz

    Toyota SU Woordfees takes Stellenbosch by storm

    The 2020 Toyota Stellenbosch University (SU) Woordfees has taken over the quaint university of town of Stellenbosch in an artistic fashion. It should, however, come as no surprise considering that this arts and culture extravaganza has… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 10 March 2020
    Mar 12, 2020 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 10 March 2020

    MasterTips: Protecting against Covid-19 As the first cases of Covid-19 are diagnosed in South Africa, MasterDrive has implemented a number of strategies to protect both their own employees and those of clients and ensure business continues as… more
  • Carlos Tavares – 2020 World Car Person of the Year
    Mar 12, 2020 Motoring

    Carlos Tavares – 2020 World Car Person of the Year

    Eighty-six World Car Awards (WCA) jurors from 24 countries collectively, by secret ballot, have voted Carlos Tavares, CEO of PSA Group as recipient of the prestigious 2020 World Car Person of the Year award. Carlos Tavares will be attending the… more
  • The future of motoring: a personal assistant in your car
    Mar 12, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The future of motoring: a personal assistant in your car

    Gone are the days of having a co-driver that struggles to read a map, pass a snack or even find the perfect CD to pop in on road trips. The modern car is equipped with loads of technology that makes the driving experience very interactive. From… more
  • Coseeker.com - let us help you find the perfect dealership
    Mar 12, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Coseeker.com - let us help you find the perfect dealership

    Coseeker is an online platform that aims to provide customers and dealers throughout South Africa with the ideal platform to let their voices be heard. Creating an account on coseeker.com is free for all users. Simply search for the dealership… more
  • Zippy Logistics CEO and founder, Kabir Shagaya
    Mar 12, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Defying the logistics odds in Nigeria

    Logistics in Nigeria is fraught with challenges. The lack of infrastructure is one of the biggest factors hampering supply chain efficiency in Africa’s most populous country. A seven-year-old Nigerian logistics business is defying the odds,… more
  • Scuderia South Africa reveals new corporate identify facelift with official debut of the F8 Spider
    Mar 12, 2020 Buzz

    Scuderia South Africa reveals new corporate identify facelift with official debut of the…

    Scuderia South Africa, the official Ferrari dealer has unveiled The Ferrari F8 Spider at a private preview held at the newly renovated Ferrari showroom in Bryanston, South Africa. The F8 Spider sets a new benchmark for the "en plein air" sports… more
  • Automechanika Istanbul is postponed to 25-28 June 2020
    Mar 12, 2020 Buzz

    Automechanika Istanbul is postponed to 25-28 June 2020

    In 2019, Turkey’s Leading International Automotive Industry Fair hosted 1.397 exhibitors from 37 countries and 48.737 visitors from 130 countries breaking its own records once more. Although 2020 edition was expected to break a new record again… more
  • Market your dealership and put retail back into selling cars
    Mar 12, 2020 Buzz

    Market your dealership and put retail back into selling cars

    Do you want to know how to effectively market your dealership? Recently AutoTrader revealed the latest iteration of the car industry report. The report outlines results from the analysis of vast amounts of demand, supply and pricing data. Using… more
  • CONEXPO 2020: MANN+HUMMEL presents new technologies for construction machines
    Mar 12, 2020 Buzz

    CONEXPO 2020: MANN+HUMMEL presents new technologies for construction machines

    New software solution enables fleet operators to plan service precisely Cabin air filters meet highest standards and reliably protect vehicle operators Space-optimized air cleaners for demanding applications and varying volume flows Reliable… more
  • Woman entrepreneur powers a male-dominated fuel industry
    Mar 12, 2020 Buzz

    Woman entrepreneur powers a male-dominated fuel industry

    Linda Dlova, owner of a bustling BP fuel station and forecourt in the heart of Kyalami, means business. Formally a PR executive, Linda craved more, so decided to leave that industry and pursue her passion to contribute to the mainstream… more
  • Toyota announces prices for all-new Corolla sedan
    Mar 12, 2020 Motoring

    Toyota announces prices for all-new Corolla sedan

    It’s a red-letter day for Toyota as the all-new Corolla sedan makes its local debut. Boasting enhanced driving dynamics and ride comfort, a comprehensive suite of driver-assistance safety features, and the latest-generation multimedia system… more
  • Bus company benefits from 50 percent increase in oil-drain interval
    Mar 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Bus company benefits from 50 percent increase in oil-drain interval

    Engine oil drain interval extended by up to 5,000kmper bus Annual savings of 720 manhours, 3600 litres of oil and R1-million in improved productivity Independent bus transport service provider, Maxi Bus, extended the engine oil drain interval… more
  • New Quick Lane Tyre & Auto Centre Opened in Krugersdorp
    Mar 11, 2020 Buzz

    New Quick Lane Tyre & Auto Centre Opened in Krugersdorp

    Launch of Quick Lane Tyre & Auto Centre in Krugersdorp makes it the seventh outlet in South Africa Quick Lane Tyre & Auto Centre is an initiative of Ford Motor Company, offering a trusted place for tyre fitment and automotive services for all… more
  • Driving on a flat tyre
    Mar 11, 2020 Buzz

    Driving on a flat tyre

    If you don’t have run flat tyres on your vehicle, you should not drive on a flat tyre, not even a short distance. A flat tyre makes it difficult to handle the vehicle and this could result in an accident. In a matter of seconds, driving on a… more
  • VWSA offers work experience to 520 unemployed youth
    Mar 11, 2020 Buzz

    VWSA offers work experience to 520 unemployed youth

    VWSA supports YES programme for second year Candidates will be placed with company, dealerships and SME partners For the second consecutive year, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) is supporting the national Youth Employment Service (YES)… more
  • Clark launches new multifunctional order picker with work platform
    Mar 11, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Clark launches new multifunctional order picker with work platform

    For universal use in the warehouse and in daily operation Clark Europe is expanding its product range in the area of warehouse technology by introducing a new order-picking vehicle. With the COP1, the forklift truck specialist has launched a… more
  • Automotive aftermarket guidelines: Beneficial to consumers?
    Mar 11, 2020 Buzz

    Automotive aftermarket guidelines: Beneficial to consumers?

    Consumers have welcomed the recently published Guidelines for Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarket Industry believing that motoring costs will be slashed. The automotive industry, on the other hand, has slammed the… more
  • Liqui Moly backs top female mountain biking duo
    Mar 11, 2020 Buzz

    Liqui Moly backs top female mountain biking duo

    Pro cyclists Sarah Hill and Theresa Ralph of the Galileo Risk Infiniti team are set to ride and glide with Liqui Moly as the global lubricants, oils and additives brand announces its support of these stars of the local mountain bike scene. With… more
  • Be well prepared when appearing before the CCMA
    Mar 11, 2020 Buzz

    Be well prepared when appearing before the CCMA

    When you face the CCMA, you better have your act together so you don’t get taken to the cleaners. Angus Bailie has extensive experience in CCMA cases. Losing at the CCMA can have costly consequences with reinstatement orders and/or 12 months… more
  • NAAMSA’s quarterly review of business conditions for the South African motor vehicle manufacturing industry
    Mar 11, 2020 Buzz

    NAAMSA’s quarterly review of business conditions for the South African motor vehicle…

    NAAMSA’s quarterly review of business conditions for the South African motor vehicle manufacturing industry, during the fourth quarter of 2019, as submitted to the Director-General, Department of Trade and Industry. Industry vehicle sales,… more
  • ZF Aftermarket Aids Schools with the Chance of Free Product Through ‘Installation Education’
    Mar 11, 2020 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Aids Schools with the Chance of Free Product Through ‘Installation…

    Students and educators have until March 31st to enter their school in the contest The top three winning schools will receive sets of TRW brake pads ‘Installation Education’ has two remaining weeks for schools to enter for their chance to win… more
  • Sun-power for Hyundai's Parts Distribution Centre in Germiston
    Mar 09, 2020 Buzz

    Sun-power for Hyundai's Parts Distribution Centre in Germiston

    Hyundai Automotive South Africa has installed a solar energy system at its Parts Distribution Centre which reduces its carbon footprint and its dependency on municipal power, and thus also minimise exposure to load shedding. The solar… more
  • e-Movement outlines future plans to host a Formula E race in Cape Town
    Mar 09, 2020 Motorsport

    e-Movement outlines future plans to host a Formula E race in Cape Town

    e-Movement (Pty) Ltd, the Cape Town Formula E Bid company, today confirmed its intention and plans to host a Formula E race using a street circuit in the heart of Cape Town. e-Movement has secured the backing of Jaguar South Africa as Founding… more
  • Bump 'N' Rebound - BILSTEIN SA's official newsletter
    Mar 09, 2020 Buzz

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

    The latest Bump 'N' Rebound is out. All the newest news about BILSTEIN, the premium quality shock absorber. The importance of the 4x4 market can’t be underestimated and that’s why we supported the Wildebeest 4x4 Club’s Battle Of The Beasts… more
  • Electric vehicles most discussed theme among automotive influencers on Twitter in Q4 2019, reveals GlobalData
    Mar 09, 2020 Buzz

    Electric vehicles most discussed theme among automotive influencers on Twitter in Q4…

    Electric vehicles (EV) has emerged as the most discussed theme on Twitter among the world’s leading automotive influencers, with more than 100% quarter-on-quarter (QOQ) growth in tweet volume during Q4 2019, according to GlobalData, a leading… more
  • Africa Automation Technology Fair 2021: A New Immersive Experience
    Mar 06, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Africa Automation Technology Fair 2021: A New Immersive Experience

    Positioned as the heartbeat of the industry in Africa, Africa Automation Fair has evolved and transformed to meet the needs of the industry and is now named the Africa Automation Technology Fair. Africa Automation Technology Fair takes place at… more
  • Investchem Formula 1600 ready to race
    Mar 06, 2020 Motorsport

    Investchem Formula 1600 ready to race

    Whatever happens in this year’s Investchem Formula 1600 championship, South Africa’s premier wings and slicks race series will crown a new champion in 2020. With last year’s champion Scott Temple and his predecessors Stuart White and Julian van… more
  • Ford Ranger dethrones Volkswagen Polo!
    Mar 05, 2020 Buzz

    Ford Ranger dethrones Volkswagen Polo!

    The iconic Volkswagen Polo – a modern-day legend when it comes to car sales in South Africa, has been dethroned by the mighty Ford Ranger. According to George Mienie, AutoTrader CEO, the Ford bakkie was the top-selling used vehicle in South… more
  • How will the soon-to-be-implemented Employment Equity Amendment Bill affect your business?
    Mar 05, 2020 Buzz

    How will the soon-to-be-implemented Employment Equity Amendment Bill affect your business?

    Bill now before Parliament; includes requirements for employee training and compliance certificates for government tenders By Triple E Training South Africa is facing a double dilemma right now in terms of unemployment and skills. Firstly, we… more
  • Thoughtfully digital - colour management via the Standowin iQ app
    Mar 05, 2020 Buzz

    Thoughtfully digital - colour management via the Standowin iQ app

    Standowin iQ, the Standox colour software, is now available as an app designed to complement the Standowin iQ Cloud solution delivering mobile digital colour management. It can be used on tablets and smartphones. Standox, the global refinish… more
  • The New 500 is coming: it's time to take action to create a better future
    Mar 05, 2020 Buzz

    The New 500 is coming: it's time to take action to create a better future

    World premiere of the new Fiat 500, the first fully electric FCA car. The third generation of the Fiat 500 is completely new: more space, higher technology, a new style, but still a Cinquecento. Range: up to 320 km in the WLTP cycle, with the… more
  • Components uploaded to mipart.com for machining can now also be machined in stainless steel
    Mar 05, 2020 Buzz

    New material – new process: mipart's portfolio continues its rapid growth

    The on-demand manufacturing platform mipart continues on its course of rapid and successful expansion. In the past few days, Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), another additive manufacturing process, was launched in the online configurator. In… more
  • Internship: NEASA employers to benefit an opportunity not to be missed!
    Mar 05, 2020 Buzz

    Internship: NEASA employers to benefit an opportunity not to be missed!

    Dear valued employer We are pleased to announce that NEASA is once again able to provide employers with value added services that not only benefit your business directly, but will also contribute to the development of the South African youth.… more
  • Competition intensifies as Round 1 of the 2020 Oettinger Polo Cup draws closer
    Mar 05, 2020 Motorsport

    Competition intensifies as Round 1 of the 2020 Oettinger Polo Cup draws closer

    Series to host a number of champions from various racing formulas Field of more than 20 drivers to include a combination of experience and youthful talent Oettinger Polo Cup to once again provide ideal platform to unearth more raw talent and… more
  • The Goodyear reCharge Concept - Making Tyre Changing Easy with Customized Capsules that Renew your Tyres
    Mar 05, 2020 Buzz

    The Goodyear reCharge Concept - Making Tyre Changing Easy with Customized Capsules that…

    Goodyear unveils its latest concept tyre at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show The Goodyear reCharge is a revolutionary self-regenerating concept tyre that can adapt and change to meet individual mobility needs. "Goodyear wants the tyre… more
  • Stay and play at the F1 Joburg Festival with Tsogo Sun Hotels
    Mar 05, 2020 Buzz

    Stay and play at the F1 Joburg Festival with Tsogo Sun Hotels

    Tsogo Sun Hotels (www.tsogosun.com) is delighted to announce its partnership with Formula 1® together with Heineken®as the official accommodation partner for the upcoming F1 Joburg Festival. The F1 Joburg Festival will treat Johannesburg… more
  • Crisis recovery solutions are central to a company’s success in 2020
    Mar 05, 2020 Buzz

    Crisis recovery solutions are central to a company’s success in 2020

    When envisioning your company’s future, getting real about potential crises should be part of the plan When a business looks to the future, it looks toward goals, profits and growth plans. Dreaming big and envisioning what success might mean… more
  • Bridgestone SA Chase Your Dream No Matter What Ambassador - Caster Semenya
    Mar 05, 2020 Buzz

    Bridgestone and Top Olympians drive SA Hopes

    The Bridgestone “Chase Your Dream, No Matter What” campaign is bolstered by iconic South African Olympians whose stories of triumph inspire millions around the country As a Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic partner, Bridgestone has launched its… more
  • IFEMA ends partnership with Automechanika
    Mar 05, 2020 Buzz

    IFEMA ends partnership with Automechanika

    Spanish trade fair organiser IFEMA has withdrawn from its partnership with Messe Frankfurt. Motortec Madrid has been held as a licensed event under the Automechanika brand since 2011. During its partnership with the leading trade fair brand… more
  • Government deserves a red card for tyrannical new Sport Bill
    Mar 05, 2020 Buzz

    Government deserves a red card for tyrannical new Sport Bill

    Imagine for a moment the Rugby World Cup winning captain, Siya Kolisi, on a gymnastics mat, trying to perform handstands and backflips. Or imagine Quinton de Kock packing down in the front row of the Stormers forward pack. How about giving Chad… more
  • Tom Sowry, Managing Director of nitrogen generator pioneering company NitraLife, with a selection of their locally manufactured generators.
    Mar 05, 2020 Buzz

    Turning challenges in the steel sector into opportunities

    Despite the local steel sector currently experiencing tough challenges, some businesses within the steel supply chain have seized the opportunities presented by these challenges to grow their success. One such business is NitraLife, a local… more
  • Coronavirus leads to nosedive in global vehicle sales with lowest January registrations since 2012, says GlobalData
    Mar 05, 2020 Buzz

    Coronavirus leads to nosedive in global vehicle sales with lowest January registrations…

    Global light vehicle sales figures from the first month of 2020 should make for alarming reading. Just 6.2 million were sold in January, - the lowest monthly figure since January 2012, which saw 5.9 million units sold, according to GlobalData,… more
  • Steel industry: suspend all duties now
    Mar 05, 2020 Buzz

    Steel industry: suspend all duties now

    uring the SONA as well as the 2020 Budget Speech, Government’s support of Treasury’s ‘Economic transformation, inclusive growth and competitiveness’ policy document was reiterated. In this policy document Treasury confirms its stance that trade… more
  • The first event of the year for the very popular TurboDirect SA Time Attack ZA Series. The Dyno Day was a huge success
    Mar 05, 2020 Buzz

    The first event of the year for the very popular TurboDirect SA Time Attack ZA Series.…

    A very clever unique motoring series that is hugely successful The first TurboDirect SA Time Attack ZA event of the year turned out to be a huge success with over 78 entries who all turned up on the day with some of the most stunning… more
  • Monthly #FordFuelUpdate: March 2020
    Mar 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Monthly #FordFuelUpdate: March 2020

    Compare what you would’ve paid for a litre of fuel five years ago, and 10 years ago, to what you pay today Monthly #FordFuelUpdatehelps you stay abreast of your expenses and make better purchasing decisions in 2020 Ford Ranger’s 2.0-litre… more
  • Servest partners with Zapper to launch first for parking systems in South Africa
    Mar 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Servest partners with Zapper to launch first for parking systems in South Africa

    Integrated facilities management company, Servest, has exclusively partnered with global mobile payments platform Zapper to launch the first-of-its-kind virtual pay station for parking in South Africa. The system is cashless and provides a… more
  • By Laurence Smith, Executive at Graphic Image Technologies
    Mar 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Opinion piece: Visibility is key to cutting logistics costs for fleet managers

    Until recently, integrating dash cam solutions for fleet management purposes was costly and complicated. The bigger the fleet, the bigger the implementation and management headache. Thanks to developments in Artificial Intelligence, video… more
  • CIPC reminds public companies of their compliance obligations
    Mar 05, 2020 Buzz

    CIPC reminds public companies of their compliance obligations

    The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) notes that the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) announced on Monday, 24 February 2020, that it has appointed inspectors to investigate public companies’… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 03 March 2020
    Mar 05, 2020 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 03 March 2020

    MasterTips: Which is safer? Left vs. right Most South Africans are accustomed to driving on the left side of the road with facilities (like toll booths) positioned accordingly. In North American and European countries, the law is literally… more
  • Clark cancels participation at LogiMAT
    Mar 05, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Clark cancels participation at LogiMAT

    Due to the increasing number of infections with the coronavirus (Covid-19) not only worldwide but now also in Europe, Clark Europe has decided not to participate at the LogiMAT in Stuttgart this year. "For Clark Europe the health and safety of… more
  • Prepare your leisure battery for the long weekend
    Mar 05, 2020 Buzz

    Prepare your leisure battery for the long weekend

    Don’t let a dead battery ruin the start of your well-deserved break. Even when you’re not using your caravan, it’s essential to maintain the leisure battery that powers your caravan. That’s because the battery continues to discharge even when… more
  • Toyota continues market leadership in tough economy
    Mar 05, 2020 Buzz

    Toyota continues market leadership in tough economy

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) continued its admirable sales run – with 9 374 units finding new homes during February – representing 21.6% of the total industry sales of 43 485 reported by the National Association of Automotive Manufacturers… more
  • Livestreams may point way ahead for trade shows, says GlobalData
    Mar 05, 2020 Buzz

    Livestreams may point way ahead for trade shows, says GlobalData

    On the first press day of the cancelled Geneva Motor Show, the organisers are promoting a 'virtual press day' made up of livestreamed carmaker presentations instead of what would have happened at the physical show venue today; David Leggett,… more
  • Auto industry needs to up its game with policymakers to reduce CO2 emissions and stay competitive, says GlobalData
    Mar 05, 2020 Buzz

    Auto industry needs to up its game with policymakers to reduce CO2 emissions and stay…

    In an exclusive interview with GlobalData, UK-based components supplier GKN said the industry should be much stronger in explaining the importance of its technology to politicians. David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data… more
  • Dacia Spring Electric Showcar : The electric revolution by Dacia
    Mar 05, 2020 Motoring

    Dacia Spring Electric Showcar : The electric revolution by Dacia

    Dacia Spring foreshadows Europe’s most affordable all-electric car The first city car in the Dacia line up with 4 real seats on board An ideal offer for new mobility services and individual car owners True to its reputation as an ‘automotive… more
  • BMW Concept i4. Stay ahead in style.
    Mar 03, 2020 Motoring

    BMW Concept i4. Stay ahead in style.

    The BMW Group is opening a new chapter in its history with the unveiling of a pure-electric Gran Coupe. The BMW Concept i4 takes electric drive to the core of the BMW brand and heralds a new era in Sheer Driving Pleasure. The BMW Concept i4… more
  • New and facelift model launches in India unlikely to significantly increase vehicle sales in March, says GlobalData
    Mar 03, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    New and facelift model launches in India unlikely to significantly increase vehicle sales…

    Following the news that India’s domestic automotive sales continue to decline in February 2020; Animesh Kumar, Director of Automotive Consulting at GlobalData, a leading research and consulting company, offers his view: “The Indian automotive… more
  • Giulia GTA: the momentous return of an Alfa Romeo legend
    Mar 03, 2020 Motoring

    Giulia GTA: the momentous return of an Alfa Romeo legend

    110 years after its foundation, Alfa Romeo returns to its roots, bringing back one of the legends of its history and of motoring in general: Giulia GTA. The new Giulia GTA is technically and conceptually inspired by the Giulia GTA of 1965: the… more
  • 1st-to-market brake pads for the new Land Rover Defender 110
    Mar 03, 2020 Buzz

    1st-to-market brake pads for the new Land Rover Defender 110

    Even quicker than the VM. At Delphi Technologies we pride ourselves on being first-to-market on braking. The Audi Q8, Ford Fiesta ST and Focus and Toyota Supra all being great examples. But sometimes, we exceed even our own high expectations…by… more
  • InspectaCar’s Pertunia Sibanyoni, Finalist in Woman of Stature Awards 2020
    Mar 03, 2020 Buzz

    InspectaCar’s Pertunia Sibanyoni, Finalist in Woman of Stature Awards 2020

    Pertunia Sibanyoni, CEO of InspectaCar, is a finalist in the Woman of Stature Awards, Woman in Finance category. Pertunia is passionate about mentorship, empowerment and women leadership. She is a trailblazer, a change maker and a force to be… more
  • Toyota GR Supras impress at Emerald Speed Fest
    Mar 03, 2020 Motoring

    Toyota GR Supras impress at Emerald Speed Fest

    Toyota supported Inaugural Emerald Speed fest First and second in-class finishes Impressive showing for the ‘stock standard’ GR Supra pairing The inaugural Emerald Speed Fest (ESF) took place this past weekend, serving up a variety of motoring… more
  • Save the date: online world premiere of the new Audi A3 Sportback
    Mar 03, 2020 Motoring

    Save the date: online world premiere of the new Audi A3 Sportback

    Audi is going to broadcast the world premiere of the new Audi A3 Sportback online. Interested parties can follow the presentation on March 3 at 9:50 am (CET) on Audi MediaTV as well as Audi’s social media channels. The Audi A3 gave rise to the… more
  • Must-knows for a minor car accident
    Mar 03, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Must-knows for a minor car accident

    Bertus Visser, Chief Executive of Distribution at PSG Insure Fender-benders, minor accidents and car clashes are often more of a frustration or ordeal after they happen, than the incident itself. From needing a case number to having repairs… more
  • Mr Bang Sun Jeong
    Mar 03, 2020 Buzz

    Hyundai Motor Company appoints new head of Middle East and Africa region

    Hyundai Motor Company has announced the appointment of Mr Bang Sun Jeong as its new vice president of the Middle East and Africa region. Based at Dubai's regional headquarters in the United Arab Emirates, Jeong will oversee the day-to-day… more
  • Photo from left to right: Paul Hiel, Bosal Division Operations Director Lummen – Belgium; Honourable Deputy Minister Fikile Majola; Karel Bos, Chairman BOSAL; Embassy of Belgium - Ambassador Didier Vanderhasselt; Elisabeth Bos (daughter)
    Mar 03, 2020 Buzz

    Major International Investment in OEM Supplier BOSAL Afrika

    BOSAL Afrika, part of the BOSAL Group and global Tier 1 automotive supplier, has invested about R25 million in the upgrade and relocation of the new OEM manufacturing Emission Control Systems (ECS) plant in Koedoespoort Industrial, Pretoria.… more
  • South Africa's most successful racing series prepares for 24th consecutive season
    Mar 03, 2020 Motorsport

    South Africa's most successful racing series prepares for 24th consecutive season

    Series will be known as the Oettinger Polo Cup Other series partners to still include the likes of Falken, Ferodo and Total Eight-event series scheduled to kick off at Pretoria's Zwartkops Raceway on 14 March 2020 Uitenhage. South Africa's most… more
  • Redesigning supply chains to withstand disruptions like coronavirus crisis
    Mar 03, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Redesigning supply chains to withstand disruptions like coronavirus crisis

    Recent and ongoing global events such as the new coronavirus crisis have highlighted the fragility of existing supply chains when they are suddenly and unexpectedly disrupted. Fortune magazine reports that 94% of the Fortune 1000 are… more
  • How to spot a good mechanic/auto repair shop
    Mar 03, 2020 Buzz

    How to spot a good mechanic/auto repair shop

    When it comes to owning a car, there is no way to completely eliminate the cost of maintenance and repairs, but you can give yourself some peace of mind by finding a mechanic/auto repair shop that has credibility and reputation behind them.… more
  • Renault unveils its MORPHOZ electric concept car
    Mar 03, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Renault unveils its MORPHOZ electric concept car

    Renault unveils its MORPHOZ concept car, illustrating its vision of future electric mobility. This modular vehicle offers a personalized adaptation to the needs, desires and uses of each person to push back all the limits. Renault MORPHOZ is a… more
  • First blood for Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Lategan/Cummings at Mpumalanga 400
    Mar 03, 2020 Motorsport

    First blood for Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Lategan/Cummings at Mpumalanga 400

    1st overall for Lategan/Cummings 2nd overall for De Villiers/Haro Class T win for Horn/Horn Defending South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS) champions, Henk Lategan and navigator Brett Cummings, drew first blood for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing when… more
  • The diesel engine 'will die'
    Mar 03, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The diesel engine 'will die'

    Many car manufacturers have severely reduced their diesel offers. Since the ‘dieselgate’ outbreak, 24 models have no diesel offer anymore, according to the Automotive Research Centre (CAR) in Duisburg. For another 40 models, diesel demand is so… more
  • Ford Castrol Cross Country Team Secures Podium Finish on FIA-class Debut
    Mar 03, 2020 Motorsport

    Ford Castrol Cross Country Team Secures Podium Finish on FIA-class Debut

    Lance Woolridge and Elvéne Vonk end third overall on first outing in premier FIA-class of the South African Cross Country Series Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea show impressive pace, fighting back from mechanical issue on first loop to set… more
  • New winners emerged from the tough conditions as Mpumalanga 400 appeared to be too much for most special vehicle teams
    Mar 03, 2020 Motorsport

    New winners emerged from the tough conditions as Mpumalanga 400 appeared to be too much…

    Rainy and misty weather conditions resulting in a treacherous route with muddy as well as dry and dusty sections, were just a bit too much for the biggest part of the Special Vehicle category at the Mpumalanga 400, the first round of the 2020… more
  • NAAMSA comment on the February 2020 New Vehicle Sales Statistics
    Mar 03, 2020 Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the February 2020 New Vehicle Sales Statistics

    BMW South Africa [Pty] Limited and Mercedes-Benz SA Limited will, effective immediately, report sales information quarterly. This is in line with both companies’ global directives. NAAMSA has provided estimates for domestic new vehicle and… more
  • Turbo Direct SA takes over the exclusive sponsorship of the Time Attack ZA Challenge
    Mar 02, 2020 Buzz

    Turbo Direct SA takes over the exclusive sponsorship of the Time Attack ZA Challenge

    Now titled the Turbo Direct Time Attack ZA Challenge (Formally known as Michelin Cup Challenge) The event was started in 2012 by true enthusiasts to create an affordable racing experience for the average Joe, allowing drivers a chance to show… more
  • New 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander offers more for less
    Mar 02, 2020 Motoring

    New 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander offers more for less

    Improved value for money at a more competitive price 2020 Outlander features a host of improvements at no additional cost, including major interior upgrades New Dynamic Shield design with new face, new bumpers and new alloy wheels Following in… more
  • Arguments regarding safety are disingenuous, says Right to Repair
    Mar 02, 2020 Buzz

    Arguments regarding safety are disingenuous, says Right to Repair

    The draft Right2Repair guidelines currently being finalised by the Competition Commission were always bound to provoke opposition from vested interests, citing issues varying from safety concerns to job losses. The view of Right to Repair South… more
  • Budget 2020: Wage War – Facts vs Fiction
    Mar 02, 2020 Buzz

    Budget 2020: Wage War – Facts vs Fiction

    By Pieter Faber, SAICA Senior Executive: Tax The Finance Minister Mr Tito Mboweni announced on Wednesday, 26 February 2020 in the Budget Speech that much intervention is required to address the cost of wages in the public sector and has… more
  • From left: Department of Education district director Earnest Gorgonzola, Volkswagen Group South Africa Chairman and Managing Director Thomas Schaefer, and Touareg Sabbatical winner Dr Rufaro Nyamuda.
    Mar 02, 2020 Buzz

    VWSA equips metro schools with first aid kits

    100 first aid kits handed over to local schools First aid training will also be offered to equip schools Expanding their efforts to strengthen education in the Eastern Cape, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) handed over much-needed first aid… more
  • The Geneva Show organisers were slow to face coronavirus reality, says GlobalData
    Mar 02, 2020 Buzz

    The Geneva Show organisers were slow to face coronavirus reality, says GlobalData

    Following the news today that next week's 90th Geneva Motor Show has been cancelled; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “The public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak… more
  • Carpe Diem: What will YOU be doing with your extra day this leap year?
    Mar 02, 2020 Motoring

    Carpe Diem: What will YOU be doing with your extra day this leap year?

    Not just for soccer moms and 4x4 enthusiasts, the New Everest promises a #JourneyExtraordinary every time you get behind the wheel The second-generation Ford Everest boasts the latest-generation SYNC®3 infotainment system, new-generation… more
  • 2022 Fisker Ocean All-Electric Luxury SUV: Exclusive Driving Footage and New Specifications Revealed
    Mar 02, 2020 Motoring

    2022 Fisker Ocean All-Electric Luxury SUV: Exclusive Driving Footage and New…

    The world’s most sustainable vehicle can be seen in action, reflecting the production-ready platform’s maturity, reliability and performance. The footage, by Fisker Inc., was directed by cinematographer Phil Arntz in association with SP Films… more
  • Budget 2020: Multi-national enterprises must avoid being double-taxed by government’s new proposal
    Mar 02, 2020 Buzz

    Budget 2020: Multi-national enterprises must avoid being double-taxed by government’s new…

    By Marcus Stelloh, member of the SAICA Transfer Pricing Committee and Director: Transfer Pricing at BDO In the Budget Speech 2020 which was delivered on 26 February, the Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, announced that government would be… more
  • Fuel price relief on oil plunge
    Mar 02, 2020 Buzz

    Fuel price relief on oil plunge

    International petroleum prices this week suffered one of their steepest plunges in recent years as coronavirus fears impacted global economic activity. The silver lining in this cloud are predicted substantial fuel price reductions for South… more
  • Participate in SEMA Show Space Selection—Applications Due March 27
    Mar 02, 2020 Buzz

    Participate in SEMA Show Space Selection—Applications Due March 27

    By SEMA Editors Companies that submit their booth space application and deposit for the 2020 SEMA Show by Friday, March 27, are eligible to participate in May’s Priority Space Selection process. Buying a booth now guarantees your company’s… more
  • Stop EWC! 23 international groups sign letter to Ramaphosa
    Mar 02, 2020 Buzz

    Stop EWC! 23 international groups sign letter to Ramaphosa

    Dear President Ramaphosa, We, the undersigned 23 think tanks and advocacy organisations from around the world, representing hundreds of millions of people want to stand firmly against the South African government’s proposed policy of… more
  • ZF Aftermarket Providing “Installation Education” By Giving Schools TRW Branded Brake Pads During National Car Care Month
    Feb 28, 2020 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Providing “Installation Education” By Giving Schools TRW Branded Brake…

    ZF Aftermarket and Jeff Buckley, owner of My Father’s Shop, team up to provide TRW brake pads to top three winning schools Schools must enter an automotive classroom photo and answer the submission questions to apply ZF Aftermarket and Jeff… more
  • Renault Retail Group presents its project to change scope between now and 2024
    Feb 28, 2020 Buzz

    Renault Retail Group presents its project to change scope between now and 2024

    Renault Retail Group (RRG) is planning to resize its business activities in France. The project will involve the sale of ten dealerships to reliable and robust purchasers, safeguarding jobs. The project will enable RRG to pursue its recovery… more
  • Slowing world trade, load shedding take their toll on freight volumes
    Feb 28, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Slowing world trade, load shedding take their toll on freight volumes

    The Ctrack Freight & Transport Index shows that freight volumes are at their weakest levels since April 2016: down 6,8% for the year to January. Furthermore, international data shows that world trade is slowing at its fastest rate since the… more
  • Leading the charge to electric fleet cars
    Feb 28, 2020 Buzz

    Leading the charge to electric fleet cars

    As pressure is put on corporates globally to becoming increasingly green, so too is the pressure mounting on fleet owners to ensure they provide the infrastructure to lead the charge on electric car charging stations. In a recent report… more
  • Probe to relaunch PROBENERGY at the Africa Energy Indaba
    Feb 28, 2020 Buzz

    Probe to relaunch PROBENERGY at the Africa Energy Indaba

    When it comes to batteries, auto-electrical and industrial power applications, Probe is the business to call. The leading distributor will be relaunching PROBENERGY at the Africa Energy Indaba in March this year. According to Probe CEO Rick… more
  • How important are quality car adverts?
    Feb 28, 2020 Buzz

    How important are quality car adverts?

    If advert quality answers all consumer questions, leads go down and sales go up? Do you think Nike knows the source of its leads? No, but they know a lot about quality adverts. Car dealerships can get more car sales with quality car adverts.… more
  • Automotive Industry in the 2019/20 Budget
    Feb 28, 2020 Buzz

    Automotive Industry in the 2019/20 Budget

    Minister Tito Mboweni delivered the 2020 South African Budget yesterday. The Budget was largely in line with expectations; curb wasteful expenditure, rationalize but support State-owned Enterprises, and tackle the public wage bill. “The one… more
  • Competition Commission publishes Draft  Guidelines for the Automotive Aftermarket Industry
    Feb 28, 2020 Buzz

    Competition Commission publishes Draft Guidelines for the Automotive Aftermarket Industry

    By Angelo Tzarevski, Senior Associate, and Thando Thabethe, Candidate Attorney in the Competition and Antitrust Practice, Baker McKenzie Johannesburg, On 17 February 2020, the Competition Commission (Commission) released a media statement… more
  • The Budget Speech 2020 Good or Bad for the Individual?
    Feb 28, 2020 Buzz

    The Budget Speech 2020 Good or Bad for the Individual?

    Chris Blair and Bryden Morton give their thoughts "The lead up to the 2020 South African Budget Speech has been dominated by a number of differing views regarding which taxes will be increased. The common thread amongst these differing views… more
  • The Most Instagrammed Road Trips in the World!
    Feb 28, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The Most Instagrammed Road Trips in the World!

    Route 66 was the most instagrammed road trip, with a total of 1,708,620 tags England’s Snake Pass was the least instagrammed, with a lowly 12,343 tags The total number of hashtags for the list was 4,235,996 tags USA has the best road trips,… more
  • Coronavirus cloud hangs over Geneva Motor Show, says GlobalData
    Feb 28, 2020 Motoring

    Coronavirus cloud hangs over Geneva Motor Show, says GlobalData

    Following the news that the organisers of the upcoming Geneva Motor Show have issued wide-ranging health advice for exhibitors and visitors attending next week's show; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics… more
  • Increases to fuel levies discouraging
    Feb 28, 2020 Buzz

    Increases to fuel levies discouraging

    The Automobile Association (AA) says while it welcomes the decision not to increase the Value Added Tax rate, it is dismayed at the increases to the General Fuel and Road Accident Fund levies. The increases were announced by Finance Minister… more
  • Budget-friendly fuel tips for cash-strapped motorists
    Feb 28, 2020 Buzz

    Budget-friendly fuel tips for cash-strapped motorists

    Tito Mboweni’s 2020 budget speech brought about some bad news for already cash-strapped motorists. Here’s how to beat the budget blues and save close to R20 000 a year on fuel by adjusting your driving habits. Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni,… more
  • From left, Monwabisi Kato, Sesethu Zozo, Sinethemba Cobo, Lebogang Mphahlele, Ncubeko April, Thembalethu Mthimkhulu, Shiku Vamba
    Feb 28, 2020 Buzz

    Isuzu Welcomes New Graduates into Training Programme

    Seven young graduates have joined Isuzu Motors South Africa's (IMSAf) Graduate in Training (GIT) programme while six others will be participating in the company's in-service training (IST) programme this year. The graduates and in-service… more
  • Tax consequences of foreign employment income
    Feb 28, 2020 Buzz

    Tax consequences of foreign employment income

    The exemption of foreign employment income tax earned by South African residents, coming into effect on 1 March 2020, will change. It is not expected that the Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, will delay its implementation, writes Piet Nel,… more
  • Volvo launches four new trucks by stacking them on top of each other in spectacular film — complete with President on top
    Feb 28, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo launches four new trucks by stacking them on top of each other in spectacular film…

    Volvo Trucks’ latest launch film has reached new heights. To demonstrate the power and strength of its four new vehicles, Volvo built a colossal 15-metre, 58-tonne truck tower, stacking its four new trucks on top of one another. Adding to that,… more
  • Cutting-edge Production for Global Markets at Ford's Struandale Engine Plant
    Feb 28, 2020 Buzz

    Cutting-edge Production for Global Markets at Ford's Struandale Engine Plant

    The Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth assembles the new-generation 2.0 Bi-Turbo and 2.0 Single Turbo engines for selected Ranger and Everest models State-of-the art production processes and technology for the new-generation diesel… more
  • Manufacturing Indaba JHB 2020 Exhibition Bookings are Open
    Feb 28, 2020 Buzz

    Manufacturing Indaba JHB 2020 Exhibition Bookings are Open

    The Manufacturing Indaba is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your products and services over a 2-day period in a prime location in Sandton, Johannesburg. - The Manufacturing Indaba Exhibition provides a platform for companies to showcase… more
  • Good-looking long-distance performance
    Feb 27, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Good-looking long-distance performance

    The new XRide suit by BMW Motorrad ideally combines extensive rider protection and maximum comfort. With the XRide suit, BMW Motorrad demonstrates how maximum comfort can be combined with comprehensive protection and a stylish, sporty look. The… more
  • Toyota’s C-HR Cross-Over gets a nip ‘n tuck
    Feb 26, 2020 Motoring

    Toyota’s C-HR Cross-Over gets a nip ‘n tuck

    Sharpened front-end styling Safety upgrades to all models Toyota Safety Sense now available on C-HR Apple CarPlay and Android Auto added Three-grade line-up continues (Standard, Plus and Luxury) New colours including Inferno Orange and Passion… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 25 February 2020
    Feb 26, 2020 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 25 February 2020

    MasterTips: How AARTO can go wrong If any company still has their doubts about preparing for the implementation of AARTO, an example where bad driving resulted in the loss of 12 points in one day may change minds. MasterTest: Bike Expressions:… more
  • Transitional times affect suppliers as well as automakers
    Feb 26, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Transitional times affect suppliers as well as automakers

    Fast-moving industry trends are having a major impact on the future plans of the world’s automakers. by Gerry Malloy Fast-moving industry trends such as electromobility, autonomous driving and car sharing are having a major impact on the future… more
  • From bottle to fabric: Seat upholstery made of PET
    Feb 26, 2020 Buzz

    From bottle to fabric: Seat upholstery made of PET

    The fashion industry produces jewellery, clothes and bags from PET bottles. In addition, more and more furniture is being made from waste material such as paper shreds, plastic bottles and wood chippings. Audi is now offering seat upholstery… more
  • FMF 2020 Pre Budget Statement
    Feb 26, 2020 Buzz

    FMF 2020 Pre Budget Statement

    The South African economy is in crisis and the annual budget, this year on 26 February, will provide the most important indication of whether the catastrophe will deepen. For almost a generation the standard refrain from commentators has been… more
  • Ford Satnav Breadcrumbs Feature Ensures Drivers Who Venture Off Road Can Easily Find Their Way Back Again
    Feb 26, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Satnav Breadcrumbs Feature Ensures Drivers Who Venture Off Road Can Easily Find…

    Ford SYNC®3 Breadcrumbs feature makes venturing off-road easier Ford Motor Company highlights the ease of tracing back your “tracks” on South Africa’s multifaceted terrain Ford’s Ranger Raptor is fitted standard with Satnav Breadcrumbs feature… more
  • Understandable, clear, simple: new Spies Hecker product label design
    Feb 26, 2020 Buzz

    Understandable, clear, simple: new Spies Hecker product label design

    Spies Hecker has refreshed its product label design, and they are clear and user-friendly. "A good product label shows exactly what is in the tin and displays clearly all the information the refinisher needs – nothing more or less complicated… more
  • Groupe Renault and Ferrovial launch ZITY in Paris, the electric carsharing service as flexible as you are
    Feb 26, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault and Ferrovial launch ZITY in Paris, the electric carsharing service as…

    ZITY is a 100% electric car-sharing service in free-floating. In March, 500 Renault ZOE will be available for hire, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the guarantee of a balanced distribution throughout Paris. ZITY meets the needs of city… more
  • Zero percent alcohol for drivers is coming in June – what it will mean for your insurance premiums.
    Feb 26, 2020 Buzz

    Zero percent alcohol for drivers is coming in June – what it will mean for your insurance…

    By Nunben Dixon of Gumtree Autos Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says the 0% legal blood-alcohol limit for South African drivers will be implemented in June 2020 as part of the new Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO)… more
  • Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Feb 26, 2020 Buzz

    How to navigate your way through a mechanic’s workshop when you know nothing about cars

    If you don’t know a fan belt from an alternator, a mechanic’s workshop can be an intimidating place. Fortunately, it doesn’t take much to empower yourself with information – and the confidence will follow. Because most consumers understand very… more
  • Groupe Renault Press Release
    Feb 26, 2020 Buzz

    Groupe Renault Press Release

    Renault SAS has taken a note of the press release issued by the Nanterre Public Prosecutor’s Office dated February 19, 2020 announcing the opening of an investigation regarding facts perpetrated against Renault. Consistent with earlier reports… more
  • Johnson’s no-deal threat ‘further cause for concern’ for UK auto industry, says GlobalData
    Feb 26, 2020 Buzz

    Johnson’s no-deal threat ‘further cause for concern’ for UK auto industry, says GlobalData

    Ahead of the trade negotiations between the UK and EU next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to walk away from the table if political and legal sovereignty conditions are not met. A statement from Downing Street said: “The UK’s… more
  • Toyota Gazoo Racing SA to field three-car team at Mpumalanga 400
    Feb 26, 2020 Motorsport

    Toyota Gazoo Racing SA to field three-car team at Mpumalanga 400

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa will be fielding a three-car team for the 2020 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS), starting with Round 1, the Mpumalanga 400. After a successful campaign at the 2020 Dakar Rally, which saw Nasser al… more
  • Five main trends impacting the motor body repair industry
    Feb 26, 2020 Buzz

    Five main trends impacting the motor body repair industry

    Massive technological transformation in the world during 2019 has had, and will continue to have, a significant impact on the automotive industry, specifically the motor body repair and short term motor Insurance sectors. Artificial… more
  • New Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 1.5 TURBO improves performance, consumption and value for money
    Feb 26, 2020 Motoring

    New Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 1.5 TURBO improves performance, consumption and value for…

    New 1.5-litre turbo-charged petrol aluminium engine Paddle shifts for sporty and dynamic control of the CVT Ample space inside, including voluminous boot Early last year - 25 February 2019, to be exact - Mitsubishi Motors South Africa surprised… more
  • Budget 2020 and fuel taxes -  Don’t do it Minister
    Feb 26, 2020 Buzz

    Budget 2020 and fuel taxes - Don’t do it Minister

    Association says increases will hurt poor consumers hardest The Automobile Association (AA) says Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is faced with serious challenges as he prepares to present the 2020 Budget in Parliament on Wednesday. “The Minister… more
  • Owner of Supa Quick Hillcrest, Angie Frederic
    Feb 26, 2020 Buzz

    Businesswoman grows skills in KZN tyre industry

    Owner of Supa Quick Hillcrest, Angie Frederic’s foray into entrepreneurship has been a long road that began in childhood. “I am a Durban girl born and bred, the third of five children and we often battled financially,” she says. “I remember… more
  • Design and build your own race car in the MAHLE F1 School Challenge!
    Feb 26, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Design and build your own race car in the MAHLE F1 School Challenge!

    The MAHLE School Challenge is back and calling all budding engineers! Are you in Grade 7 OR Grade 9? You and your friends could design, build and race your own scaled race car and stand a chance at claiming the winning title! WHAT IS F1 IN… more
  • Allied Steelrode’s top technology– ‘steel support’ for the only independent automotive chassis manufacturer in SA
    Feb 26, 2020 Buzz

    Allied Steelrode’s top technology– ‘steel support’ for the only independent automotive…

    KLT Automotive is the only independent chassis manufacturer in Africa, supplying chassis frames and other high-tech components to well-known motor vehicle manufacturers. It is also one of a group of eight automotive component manufacturers… more
  • Free K53 Help Guides For All South Africans
    Feb 25, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Free K53 Help Guides For All South Africans

    AutoTrader, South Africa’s largest and most trusted motoring marketplace, has invested in making the K53 learner’s book available free of charge to all South Africans via Help Guides. Leveraging the reach of one of the most visited sites in the… more
  • KZN Businesswoman takes on male dominated tyre industry in Kroonstad
    Feb 25, 2020 Buzz

    KZN Businesswoman takes on male dominated tyre industry in Kroonstad

    In 2003, Supa Quick Kroonstad Director Shahnaaz “Shaz” Moola left the familiarity of her hometown and family business to take a leap of faith. With her husband and two children they started a new life in Kroonstad with just R10 000 in their… more
  • Wholesale and retail sector amendment of minimum wage
    Feb 25, 2020 Buzz

    Wholesale and retail sector amendment of minimum wage

    The Minister of Employment and Labour has promulgated a new minimum wage for the Wholesale and Retail Sector, effective 1 March 2020. Please click here to view the new minimum wages. NEASA members can call our 24/7 National Hotline on 086 016… more
  • Contract cleaning industry amendment of minimum wage
    Feb 25, 2020 Buzz

    Contract cleaning industry amendment of minimum wage

    The Minister of Employment and Labour has promulgated a new minimum wage for the Contract Cleaning Sector, effective 1 March 2020. Please click here to view the new minimum wages. NEASA members can contact our 24/7 National Hotline on 086 016… more
  • Ford Ranger Remains the Top Light Commercial Vehicle Export from South Africa
    Feb 25, 2020 Buzz

    Ford Ranger Remains the Top Light Commercial Vehicle Export from South Africa

    From 2011 to date, 400 000 Ford Rangers have been exported to more than 100 global markets Ranger topped LCV exports in 2019 on 65 908 units - almost 25-percent more than its closest competitor Nearly 7 000 Rangers shipped from Port Elizabeth… more
  • Breakthrough in hydrogen technology – Demand for hydrogen stocks increases tenfold
    Feb 25, 2020 Buzz

    Breakthrough in hydrogen technology – Demand for hydrogen stocks increases tenfold

    Hydrogen technology is still pretty niche, especially in the automotive sector. Last year, in Germany, there were 392 vehicles with a hydrogen drive. However, an infographic from Kryptoszene.de shows that a fundamental change is taking place:… more
  • DAC 2020 Programme Highlights
    Feb 25, 2020 Buzz

    DAC 2020 Programme Highlights

    The DAC facilitates regular activities to support the mutual competitiveness of the KZN automotive manufacturing sector. We look forward to our continued delivery of valuable programmes to our member firms in 2020. Highlights from the DAC… more
  • National minimum wage increase
    Feb 25, 2020 Buzz

    National minimum wage increase

    The Minister of Employment and Labour has promulgated a new minimum wage in terms of the Minimum Wage Act, effective 1 March 2020. The new minimum wages for all employees not within the scope of a bargaining council agreement or sectoral… more
  • Mark Dommisse, national chairperson of the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA)
    Feb 25, 2020 Buzz

    Draft Guidelines for Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarket Industry are…

    The Competition Commission published draft Guidelines for Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarket Industry for public comment. Mark Dommisse, national chairperson of the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) says: “We… more
  •  South Africa a Leading Supplier of Catalytic Converters for Ford Globally
    Feb 25, 2020 Buzz

    South Africa a Leading Supplier of Catalytic Converters for Ford Globally

    Ford Motor Company of SA is contracted to supply more than 1.8-million catalytic converters annually for local vehicle assembly and export markets Catalytic converters supplied to 25 Ford customer plants and two aftermarket divisions… more
  • 2020: HONDA BR-V - Honda's versatile compact SUV updated for 2020
    Feb 24, 2020 Motoring

    2020: HONDA BR-V - Honda's versatile compact SUV updated for 2020

    Subtle design and equipment upgrades enhance style and functionality Eye-catching new LED Daytime Running Lights Rear parking sensors now standard on BR-V Comfort and Elegance models Seven-inch Display Audio touchscreen with integrated reverse… more
  • Electric vehicle composite material debuts at JEC World - passing China bonfire test while meeting lighter weight objectives
    Feb 24, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Electric vehicle composite material debuts at JEC World - passing China bonfire test…

    As rapid growth in the electric vehicle sector converges with the world's largest composite conference held in Paris March 3-5 , I'm proposing a conversation if your coverage takes you to JEC Composite World. During the global gathering of… more
  • Ford's European unit points the way for Ford turnaround, says GlobalData
    Feb 24, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Ford's European unit points the way for Ford turnaround, says GlobalData

    In an exclusive interview with GlobalData, Ford of Europe President Stuart Rowley outlined the unit’s strategy to move from operating at a loss to turning a profit. David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics… more
  • The New Scorpio S11 SUV: More power, more features, more fun, more adventure
    Feb 24, 2020 Motoring

    The New Scorpio S11 SUV: More power, more features, more fun, more adventure

    Powerful engine, improved transmission: 103 kW with 320 Nm torque and 6-speed manual transmission Enhanced interior with new 7" infotainment system More peace of mind with the increased service plan and warranty Fans of the evergreen Mahindra… more
  • Ford Motor Company Fund Assists Drought-stricken Eastern Cape Farmers with $20 000 Grant
    Feb 24, 2020 Buzz

    Ford Motor Company Fund Assists Drought-stricken Eastern Cape Farmers with $20 000 Grant

    Agri Eastern Cape receives grant of $20 000 (almost R290 000) from Ford Motor Company Fund to assist with disaster relief due to the devastating drought Through the Ford Fund grant and a fund-raising initiative hosted by Eastern Cape Motors… more
  • Abarth 595 and Lupin III: together again
    Feb 24, 2020 Motorsport

    Abarth 595 and Lupin III: together again

    Forty years after the immortal manga masterpiece "Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro", the world's most famous thief returns to the cinema with a spectacular new film, together with his inseparable Fiat 500. Paying homage to the iconic… more
  • Continental and Kordsa bring first series tires with Cokoon dip technology onto the road
    Feb 24, 2020 Buzz

    Continental and Kordsa bring first series tires with Cokoon dip technology onto the road

    First 250,000 tires featuring Cokoon dip technology currently in production with more to be produced in 2020 and beyond More than 40 industry players already showing interest in open-source technology Licensing pool welcomes interested parties… more
  • Ford Castrol Team steps up to premier FIA-class for 2020 SA Cross Country Series
    Feb 24, 2020 Motorsport

    Ford Castrol Team steps up to premier FIA-class for 2020 SA Cross Country Series

    Ford Castrol Cross Country Team set to compete in the top FIA-class of the South African Cross Country Series in 2020 All-new Ranger designed and built by Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) will be launched during the season, introducing a… more
  • The HondaJet is the Most Delivered Aircraft in its Class for Third Consecutive Year
    Feb 24, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The HondaJet is the Most Delivered Aircraft in its Class for Third Consecutive Year

    Honda Aircraft Company announced today that the HondaJet was the most delivered aircraft in its class in 2019, based on numbers provided by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). During 2019, Honda Aircraft Company delivered 36… more
  • Unpacking Right to Repair – what the consumer needs to know
    Feb 24, 2020 Buzz

    Unpacking Right to Repair – what the consumer needs to know

    On Friday the Competition Commission published its draft guidelines for the Automotive Aftermarket sector. There has been a lot of industry reaction in the media and some consumers may not fully appreciate the impact of these guidelines. Right… more
  • (Unveiling of plaque)  - Mr Lawrence Ngcobo (left), principal of Lindisa Primary School, receives the new library and resource centre from Mr Niall Lynch, CEO of Hyundai Automotive SA. On the right is Mr Osman Arbee, CEO of Motus Holdings.
    Feb 24, 2020 Buzz

    Hyundai hands over new library and resource centre to Lindisa Primary School

    Hyundai Automotive South Africa has handed over a brand new library and resource centre as part of its ongoing social investment project to the Lindisa Primary School in Evaton, south of Johannesburg. The initiative, in which Hyundai Automotive… more
  • MAHLE South Africa and CASME strengthen relationship
    Feb 21, 2020 Buzz

    MAHLE South Africa and CASME strengthen relationship

    The partnership between automotive component manufacturer MAHLE South Africa and the Centre for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education (CASME) has seen their joint ‘Science2Go’ project directly supporting over 17,000 learners and… more
  • The KUV100 #DARE range is growing!
    Feb 20, 2020 Motoring

    The KUV100 #DARE range is growing!

    Dark detailing and #DARE decals as standard Free insurance for one year included in the price #DARE now available from less than R2 100 a month, with two airbags The KUV100 K6+ #DARE has joined its K2+ #DARE sibling and is now available at… more
  • Volkswagen launches electric mobility pilot project in South Africa
    Feb 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    Volkswagen launches electric mobility pilot project in South Africa

    South Africa becomes the second country after Rwanda to introduce Volkswagen electric vehicles in Africa Volkswagen has taken the first step in its journey towards electric mobility in South Africa through the launch of the e-Golf pilot… more
  •  Electrifying racing: Goodyear confirmed as official tyre supplier for Pure ETCR
    Feb 20, 2020 Motorsport

    Electrifying racing: Goodyear confirmed as official tyre supplier for Pure ETCR

    Goodyear has been chosen as the official tyre supplier and a founding partner for the first all-electric multi-brand touring car series, Pure ETCR. Goodyear is developing a bespoke tyre for Pure ETCR which will incorporate a combination of… more
  • Stage 8 is a breeze with the right equipment
    Feb 20, 2020 Buzz

    Stage 8 is a breeze with the right equipment

    With many South African’s waking up and checking the loadshedding schedule first, what can be done to keep your power on and get you through the dark? Stage 8. Is this true? What is stage eight? Will they rename the kids Lesedi (light) to… more
  • How Norway fuelled the electric vehicle revolution
    Feb 20, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    How Norway fuelled the electric vehicle revolution

    Electric vehicles could be integral to the world improving its environmental performance. GlobalData’s power technology writer, JP Casey says: “Thanks to improvements in operational efficiency and reductions in the production of harmful… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 18 February 2020
    Feb 20, 2020 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 18 February 2020

    MasterTips: Correct seating position Many patients brought into emergency rooms following car crashes have injuries as a result of sitting incorrectly in their seats. Yet, there are a few tips that one can follow to ensure you are protected… more
  • Coronavirus crisis threatens already downbeat Geneva Motor Show, says GlobalData
    Feb 19, 2020 Motoring

    Coronavirus crisis threatens already downbeat Geneva Motor Show, says GlobalData

    Following the news that this year's Beijing auto show - planned for April - is being postponed due to the coronavirus health crisis; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: "The… more
  • Abarth's racing plans for 2020 were announced at the champions' challenge in the new 695 70° Anniversario
    Feb 19, 2020 Motorsport

    Abarth's racing plans for 2020 were announced at the champions' challenge in the new 695…

    Andrea Nucita, winner of the 2019 Abarth Rally Cup, and Dennis Hauger, victor at the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth 2019, were in competition for the "Champion of Champions Abarth 2019". Abarth Rally Cup 2020: registrations are open,… more
  • Richard Green, National Director of SAMBRA
    Feb 19, 2020 Buzz

    Thumbs up from Motor body repairers

    The publication of draft guidelines for the automotive aftermarket sector have been met with strong support from the South African Motor Body Repairers’ industry (SAMBRA), whose members are responsible for repairing over 80% of all insured… more
  • ZF Aftermarket Communicates Product Focus Through New TRW Friction Box Designs
    Feb 19, 2020 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Communicates Product Focus Through New TRW Friction Box Designs

    ZF Aftermarket opts for simple packaging to emphasize the importance of the part, not the box Newly branded TRW brake pad box returns to the blueprints and highlights key product information ZF Aftermarket has chosen to take a simplistic… more
  • Independent workshops ready for Right to Repair
    Feb 19, 2020 Buzz

    Independent workshops ready for Right to Repair

    The Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) representing over 2 500 accredited and graded general repair, auto electrical workshops; air conditioning and accessories establishments; transmission and driveline and fitment centres across the… more
  • The power of data in logistics
    Feb 19, 2020 Mobilty Beat

    The power of data in logistics

    According to Michael Schilling, COO of Road Logistics at DACHSER, faster and better data ultimately benefits the entire supply chain, making the flow of goods and information more predictable, efficient, and sustainable in times of scarce… more
  • 5G in production: Audi and Ericsson take the next step together
    Feb 19, 2020 Buzz

    5G in production: Audi and Ericsson take the next step together

    Audi is taking the next step towards the production of the 5G: Together with the Swedish network provider Ericsson, Audi is presenting a new pilot project in human-robot interaction. One of the first case to be shown will be an automation… more