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  • DIY: How to repair car scratches
    Nov 12, 2019 Buzz

    DIY: How to repair car scratches

    If you’re passionate about your car, there are few things more irritating than unsightly scratches caused by accidents, vandalism and parking lot carelessness. To fix these types of scratches, panel beaters and experts could cost a fortune.… more
  • The future of the South African Motor Body Repair industry
    Nov 12, 2019 Buzz

    The future of the South African Motor Body Repair industry

    Anyone currently active in the MBR sector, who has their head buried in the sand thinking they can continue to do business as usual, will probably be out of business in three years. This applies to each of the key players in the formal MBR… more
  • When size really matters
    Nov 12, 2019 Buzz

    When size really matters

    Vehicle and related load theft continues to be a major issue in SA. According to CrimeStatsSA in 2019, theft of motor vehicles and motorcycles was at 48 306, truck hijackings were recorded as 1 179 and car hijackings were reported as 15 968.… more
  • Mitsubishi Model A Selected as Historic Car by JAHFA
    Nov 12, 2019 Motoring

    Mitsubishi Model A Selected as Historic Car by JAHFA

    MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) announces that the Mitsubishi Model A, which gave origin to car building, has been selected by the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame* (JAHFA), a non-profit organization, as a Historic Car - one that has stamped a… more
  • Isuzu confirms investment in the next generation bakkie programme for South Africa
    Nov 12, 2019 Buzz

    Isuzu confirms investment in the next generation bakkie programme for South Africa

    Yesterday Isuzu Motors of Japan confirmed that it will be investing R1.2 billion into the next generation bakkie programme in South Africa, while an additional total local content value of R2.8 billion will be generated through the lifecycle of… more
  • Are you looking for the star-grading at your vehicle repair workshop? You should
    Nov 12, 2019 Buzz

    Are you looking for the star-grading at your vehicle repair workshop? You should

    We are all aware of the star rating when looking for holiday accommodation but did you know that car repair workshops also receive a star grading? Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud of the Retail… more
  • Numerous and Exciting Business Opportunities for Women in the Transport Industry
    Nov 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Numerous and Exciting Business Opportunities for Women in the Transport Industry

    There has never been a better time than now! Women have many, exciting and unprecedented business opportunities in the transport industry in South Africa. This was the key message delivered by numerous stakeholders in the transport industry who… more
  • Carbon black is a large, global commodity which is used in tires production and other industrial rubber products. Recovered carbon black is sustainably extracted from end-of-life tires.
    Nov 12, 2019 Buzz

    Continental and Pyrolyx enter five-year agreement for supply of recycled carbon black

    Delivery of 10,000 tons per year planned within next five years Pyrolyx expects to absorb over 3,000,000 end-of-life tires and to save more than 25,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually in each plan Use of recycled carbon black in various tire… more
  • Standings in Special Vehicle Cross Country Championship only finalised at Parys 400
    Nov 12, 2019 Motorsport

    Standings in Special Vehicle Cross Country Championship only finalised at Parys 400

    The standings in the Special Vehicle Championship as well as the new Side by Side National Championship of the 2019 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) were only finalised at the Parys 400, the sixth and final round. Although… more
  • Renault South Africa debuts in the 2019 Wesbank Fuel Economy Tour
    Nov 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Renault South Africa debuts in the 2019 Wesbank Fuel Economy Tour

    Tuesday, 12h November, sees the start of the 2019 Wesbank Fuel Economy Tour, a much anticipated event which offers vehicle manufacturers and importers the perfect opportunity to promote the fuel economy of their products by competing over a… more
  • Holidays start soon, be prepared
    Nov 12, 2019 Buzz

    Holidays start soon, be prepared

    Association urges driver to have the right attitude for festive driving Public schools across South Africa close in less than a month on 4 December and the Automobile Association (AA) urges all motorists to prepare now for what is traditionally… more
  • Clark at the LogiMAT 2020
    Nov 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Clark at the LogiMAT 2020

    Clark gets started with electric power Duisburg, 11th November 2019– The LogiMAT, the International Trade Fair for Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management, will open its doors for the 18th time from 10th to 12th March 2020. Once again… more
  • Honda South Africa - 2019 Wesbank SA Fuel Economy Tour
    Nov 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Honda South Africa - 2019 Wesbank SA Fuel Economy Tour

    Honda South Africa has entered three of its models and an experienced team of three crews for the inaugural WesBank Fuel Economy Tour starting on Tuesday 12 November. The Honda models entered comprise of the stylish HR-V, the versatile BR-V and… more
  • Ford Geared Up to Tackle Inaugural WesBank Fuel Economy Tour
    Nov 12, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Ford Geared Up to Tackle Inaugural WesBank Fuel Economy Tour

    Ford SA has entered the latest Ranger XLT Double Cab, equipped with the new-generation 2.0 Single Turbo engine and advanced 10-speed automatic transmission Frugal Ford Kuga 1.5 TDCi competes in increasingly popular SUV category Event runs from… more
  • Opinion piece: Self-driving vehicles – is our ICT ready for it and what do we need to do to prepare?
    Nov 11, 2019 Buzz

    Opinion piece: Self-driving vehicles – is our ICT ready for it and what do we need to do…

    One of the biggest challenges facing mass roll out of these vehicles is the development of adequate legislation. As with all new things, this type of legislation has not been seen before and we are essentially starting from scratch. Once… more
  • Toyota awards Young Farmer and New Harvest Of The Year winners with new Hilux models
    Nov 11, 2019 Buzz

    Toyota awards Young Farmer and New Harvest Of The Year winners with new Hilux models

    The 16th instalment of the ToyotaSA/Agri-SA Young Farmer and New Harvest of the year saw two top farmers driving away with a brand-new Toyota Hilux workhorse each. Plettenberg Bay’s Johan van der Schyff was crowned winner of the 2019 Young… more
  • FCA What's Behind - episode 5: four-wheel drive
    Nov 11, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    FCA What's Behind - episode 5: four-wheel drive

    FCA What's Behind - episode 5: four-wheel drive The fifth installment in our series explores the four-wheel drive: a fundamental technology for off-road thrills, but also for track driving and daily use. The video material features overviews of… more
  • Global supply chain thought leader John Gattorna at SAPICS 2020
    Nov 11, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Global supply chain thought leader John Gattorna at SAPICS 2020

    One of the world’s pre-eminent supply chain thought leaders, Dr John Gattorna, will be a keynote speaker at the 2020 SAPICS Conference, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management has announced. Based in Sydney, Australia, Gattorna has… more
  • Toyota and Isuzu join hands in developing a black-owned supplier
    Nov 11, 2019 Buzz

    Toyota and Isuzu join hands in developing a black-owned supplier

    In the spirit of Kyodo, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) and Isuzu Motors South Africa have joined forces in a Black Supplier Development program with Algoa Components Manufacturers (ACM). When the Port Elizabeth-based, black-owned supplier of… more
  • Bramhope Group extends MRO solutions contract with Bosal Afrika
    Nov 11, 2019 Buzz

    Bramhope Group extends MRO solutions contract with Bosal Afrika

    A successful contract extension with automotive and industrial product manufacturer Bosal Afrika is testament to the significant cost-savings that Bramhope Group’s Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) solutions can add to a company’s bottom… more
  • SEMA Show Highlights: 08 November 2019
    Nov 11, 2019 Buzz

    SEMA Show Highlights: 08 November 2019

    Hellwig Debuts “Attainable Adventure” Ranger at 2019 SEMA Show Hellwig Products debuted its “Attainable Adventure” ’19 Ford Ranger at the Ford booth #22000. Nitro-Fueled “Cacklefest” Featured at SEMA Ignited The official SEMA Show after party,… more
  • 2019 MEYLE motorsport season
    Nov 11, 2019 Motorsport

    2019 MEYLE motorsport season

    Exciting weeks with spectacular races and great events lie behind us. We are already looking forward to the next season. Season Review This was the MEYLE motorsport season 2019. Action-packed months with exciting race weekends in the ADAC GT… more
  • Mitsubishi Motors tackles WesBank SA Fuel Economy Tour
    Nov 08, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Mitsubishi Motors tackles WesBank SA Fuel Economy Tour

    Four teams Four models Five days Mitsubishi Motors South Africa has entered no less than four vehicles for the inaugural WesBank Fuel Economy Tour which takes place from 12 to 16 November through five provinces - from Johannesburg in Gauteng to… more
  • ZF Aftermarket Earns Partslife Environmental Award
    Nov 08, 2019 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Earns Partslife Environmental Award

    A Cleaner, More Sustainable Production of TRW Brake Pads ZF Aftermarket earns Partslife Environmental Award Innovative technology offers brake pad production without organic solvents. ZF is actively shaping the mobility of the future and… more
  • Fleets buy down as economy continues to struggle
    Nov 08, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Fleets buy down as economy continues to struggle

    Even though South Africa’s struggling economy is continuing to have an impact on the local commercial vehicle industry, the sector showed a 3.1% year-on-year growth in new unit sales at the end of October. According to the latest combined… more
  • BYD and Toyota tie-up on BEVs for China makes sense for both, says GlobalData
    Nov 08, 2019 Buzz

    BYD and Toyota tie-up on BEVs for China makes sense for both, says GlobalData

    Following the news that Toyota and BYD are setting up a joint company to develop battery electric vehicles (BEVs) targeted at the Chinese market; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his… more
  • Pierre Martin Bos appointed as FCA South Africa CEO
    Nov 08, 2019 Buzz

    Pierre Martin Bos appointed as FCA South Africa CEO

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Pierre Martin Bos as Chief Executive Officer for South Africa. Out-going CEO, Graham Eagle will leave his position on 15 November 2019 to pursue other interests. Eagle's… more
  • Volkswagen's T-Cross continues sales success
    Nov 08, 2019 Motoring

    Volkswagen's T-Cross continues sales success

    With only two months since its launch, the T-Cross has become Volkswagen's best-selling imported model Volkswagen achieved a 22% market share in September 2019, the highest in 10 years With less than two months left of 2019, the Volkswagen… more
  • Isuzu mu-X goes further with Eaton MLocker
    Nov 08, 2019 Motoring

    Isuzu mu-X goes further with Eaton MLocker

    Isuzu's seven seater SUV, the mu-X is a superb all-rounder with an impressive range of standard active and passive safety features. As a 4x4 with low-range, ground clearance of 230 mm with a 24-degree approach angle and departure angle of… more
  • The AIDC is the official operator of the Tshwane Automotive SEZ
    Nov 08, 2019 Buzz

    The AIDC is the official operator of the Tshwane Automotive SEZ

    PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA LAUNCHES AFRICA’S FIRST AUTOMOTIVE SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE (SEZ) IN GAUTENG The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), a wholly owned subsidiary company of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency, has been… more
  • Best breakthrough developer awarded for 2019
    Nov 08, 2019 Buzz

    Best breakthrough developer awarded for 2019

    Mobile car wash app walks away with MTN Business App of the Year Award The winner of the best breakthrough developer 2019 is Mo-Wash. This award, sponsored by IT Web Africa, is one of 12 app winners announced at the MTN App of the Year awards… more
  • Workmen Compensation Fund - a ghost government institution
    Nov 08, 2019 Buzz

    Workmen Compensation Fund - a ghost government institution

    by Gerhard Papenfus Dear employer, The Workmen Compensation Fund and the complete lack of service and competence from this entity, have been, and remains a source of great frustration and misery for employers. NEASA has been inundated with… more
  • Axalta Releases 67th Annual Global Automotive Color Popularity Report
    Nov 08, 2019 Buzz

    Axalta Releases 67th Annual Global Automotive Color Popularity Report

    White Dominates Consumer Preference for the Ninth Consecutive Year Grey Outranks Silver for #3 Spot on the Global List Silver’s Popularity is the Lowest in a Decade Grey is Leading Auto Colour in Europe for the First Time Ever Axalta (NYSE:… more
  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
    Nov 08, 2019 Buzz

    Series: Understanding your basic consumer rights as a motorist

    Part 3: Understanding warranties and liabilities – it is your right as a car owner How confident are you as a motorist that you understand your rights with regards to your vehicle and the servicing, maintenance and possibly even the buying and… more
  • Volkswagen's Uitenhage plant sets new record for production in October
    Nov 08, 2019 Buzz

    Volkswagen's Uitenhage plant sets new record for production in October

    16 453 vehicles were produced in October Previous record was held since October 2009 With its local production schedule for October, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) set a new record for the number of vehicles produced in one month. The… more
  • SEMA Show Highlights: November 07, 2019
    Nov 08, 2019 Buzz

    SEMA Show Highlights: November 07, 2019

    Top Customizers Compete for SEMA Battle of the Builders Title The Top 12 finalists were announced Wednesday, November 6. More Prominent Vehicle Builds Revealed on Day 2 of 2019 SEMA Show The following is a sampling of some of the vehicle builds… more
  • Not a “man’s world” for mother and daughter SME duo
    Nov 07, 2019 Buzz

    Not a “man’s world” for mother and daughter SME duo

    A female owned autobody business The autobody business is not traditionally known for its diversity – this was until dynamic mother and daughter team, Lebo and Lucy Magwa supercharged their way into the industry as a black empowered duo –… more
  • Mitsubishi drives triathlon with CHALLENGECAPETOWN
    Nov 07, 2019 Buzz

    Mitsubishi drives triathlon with CHALLENGECAPETOWN

    The first middle distance triathlon in Cape Town will be held on Sunday 10 November 2019, with Mitsubishi Motors South Africa supplying a fleet of support vehicles to help get the organisers, officials and safety officers where they need to be.… more
  • The state of the auditing profession: where to from here?
    Nov 07, 2019 Buzz

    The state of the auditing profession: where to from here?

    Written by Hayley Barker Hoogwerf, Project Director: Assurance The auditing profession has received a considerable amount of undesirable attention of late. Due to the numerous recent corporate collapses and significant financial losses, the… more
  • Daily SEMA Show Highlights: November 06, 2019
    Nov 07, 2019 Buzz

    Daily SEMA Show Highlights: November 06, 2019

    2019 SEMA Show New Product Awards Winners Announced The SEMA New Product Awards spotlight innovative and cutting-edge specialty-equipment products either already on the market or soon to be introduced. 2019 SEMA Show Vehicles of the Year… more
  • BMW Group increases deliveries, revenues and earnings
    Nov 07, 2019 Buzz

    BMW Group increases deliveries, revenues and earnings

    Deliveries and market share up, despite weak market trend EBIT and free cash flow rise significantly in third quarter High upfront expenditure for future-oriented technologies Outlook for financial year 2019 reaffirmed Zipse: “The decisive… more
  • How to buy a fleet vehicle for your business - own or rent?
    Nov 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    How to buy a fleet vehicle for your business - own or rent?

    Whether you are on the verge of buying the first vehicle for your business or expanding an existing fleet, there are a few purchase options on top of deciding to go the new or used route. According to Deloitte, fleet management is one of the… more
  • Important announcements at 2019 Batteries & Electric Vehicles Conference
    Nov 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Important announcements at 2019 Batteries & Electric Vehicles Conference

    The 2019 Batteries and Electric Vehicles Conference hosted by the uYilo eMobility Programme rounded out South Africa's October Transport Month last week. The conference provided critical thought leadership and the latest updates in current… more
  • ight:Markus Thill,president Bosch region Africa; AmbimaMunza, and Jehiel Oliver, Hello Tractor; Bernd Heinrichs, Executive Vice President & Chief Digital Officer Mobility Solutions, Bosch;WyclifeOmandi and Sonia Kabra,BuuPass and Yves Nono, vice president, Bosch Mobility Solutions, sales region Africa
    Nov 07, 2019 Buzz

    Bosch Africa announces the Smart Mobility Competition winners

    Smart Mobility Solutions for Africa by Africa Johannesburg, South Africa– Early August 2019, the Bosch Africa Mobility Solutions team launched a competition to find Africa’s best smart mobility start-ups who are looking to solve Africa’s… more
  • Teamwork is everything! – the Spies Hecker 2020 calendar
    Nov 07, 2019 Motoring

    Teamwork is everything! – the Spies Hecker 2020 calendar

    Working together for fantastic finishes: Team Work makes the Dream Work is the new Spies Hecker calendar for 2020. To make something special out of a good idea requires motivated employees and partners who work together seamlessly as a team.… more
  • We heard you - some exciting additions to the Kyalami 9 Hour experience
    Nov 07, 2019 Motorsport

    We heard you - some exciting additions to the Kyalami 9 Hour experience

    In celebration of the historic return of one of the greatest motorsport events in South Africa and to ensure an even more engaging experience for all fans and families at the Kyalami 9-Hour on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of November this year, a… more
  • The new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman and the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman now in South Africa.
    Nov 07, 2019 Motoring

    The new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman and the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman now…

    MINI presents what is by some measure the most powerful models in the brand’s sixty year history. The 225 kW 4-cylinder turbo engine in the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman (fuel consumption combined: 7.7 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 150… more
  • FMF NEWSLETTER 6 November 2019
    Nov 07, 2019 Buzz

    FMF newsletter 6 November 2019

    ARTICLE of the week Working together, South Africans can grow a strong economy! – EUSTACE DAVIE Winning the rugby World Cup has shown what South Africans can do if they put aside differences and work together. What can we do to allow the spirit… more
  • Wildflowers and Whimsy High Tea 21 November 2019
    Nov 07, 2019 Buzz

    Wildflowers and Whimsy High Tea - 21 November 2019

    We are very excited about the event and look forward to your participation. Should you require any additional information, please feel free to be in contact. RSVP to Peggie on peggie@wheelwell.org.zaor 072 385 7121or Queen on… more
  • Volvo Cars to implement blockchain traceability of cobalt used in electric car batteries
    Nov 07, 2019 Buzz

    Volvo Cars to implement blockchain traceability of cobalt used in electric car batteries

    Volvo Cars will become the first carmaker to implement global traceability of cobalt used in its batteries by applying blockchain technology. The announcement follows the reveal last month of the company’s first fully electric car, the XC40… more
  • Shape Corp. named Swedish Steel Prize 2019 finalist
    Nov 07, 2019 Buzz

    Shape Corp. named Swedish Steel Prize 2019 finalist

    For developing a unique manufacturing process and a lightweight solution for A-pillar and roof rail tubes in cars, Shape Corp. has been nominated for the Swedish Steel Prize 2019. The Swedish Steel Prize, which celebrates its 20th anniversary… more
  • NAAMSA announces a R 6billion automotive industry transformation initiative
    Nov 07, 2019 Buzz

    NAAMSA announces a R 6billion automotive industry transformation initiative

    Automotive Industry Transformation Fund will support the development of black-owned companies in the automotive supply valuechain; All seven South African based OEMs willcontribute; The 10-year Fund serves a major catalyst towards the… more
  • Solar power panels have been installed on the roof of Serco’s Durban truck and trailer building factory allowing the premises to be off the grid during the day.
    Nov 07, 2019 Buzz

    Solar power for Serco’s Durban factory

    A total of 1029 solar power panels have been installed on the roof of truck and trailer building company Serco’s Durban factory and offices allowing the premises to be off the grid during the day. The R5m solar installation is part of Serco’s… more
  • Cartrack R1 million Warranty a world-first
    Nov 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Cartrack R1 million Warranty a world-first

    Cartrack’s newly-launched R1 million Limited Recovery Warranty is unmatched by any other vehicle tracking company in the world. The R1 million Recovery Warranty is an assurance to Cartrack’s customers that they will be paid out the book value… more
  • R100 000 worth of books and sports equipment to be delivered to two rural schools during SA Fuel Economy Tour
    Nov 07, 2019 Buzz

    R100 000 worth of books and sports equipment to be delivered to two rural schools during…

    Seven of the vehicle brands competing in the WesBank South African Fuel Economy Tour in partnership with FNB, which takes place from November 12-16 have combined forces to donate R100 000 worth of books and sports equipment to two rural schools… more
  • ZF Aftermarket Announces the Launch of a Newly Formulated TRW Branded Brake Program
    Nov 07, 2019 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Announces the Launch of a Newly Formulated TRW Branded Brake Program

    Two new lines of TRW brake pads - TRW Ultra and TRW Pro Perfectly tailored brakes lines for maximized coverage With more than 40 years of experience manufacturing brake pads for the aftermarket, ZF Aftermarket is excited to announce its newly… more
  • SEMA announces New Products Award winners
    Nov 07, 2019 Buzz

    SEMA announces New Products Award winners

    The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced its Best New Products Award winners this morning (5 Nov) at the 2019 SEMA Show. These awards are given to the most innovative and cutting-edge automotive aftermarket products that will… more
  • MANN+HUMMEL at Agritechnica 2019: MANN+HUMMEL presents new technologies for agricultural machines
    Nov 07, 2019 Buzz

    MANN+HUMMEL at Agritechnica 2019: MANN+HUMMEL presents new technologies for agricultural…

    New software solution enables fleet operators to plan service precisely Air cleaners protect fuel cells from particles and harmful gases and offer space-optimized solutions for demanding applications Reliable engine protection through urea… more
  • SEMA reveals Battle of the Builders® Top 40
    Nov 07, 2019 Buzz

    SEMA reveals Battle of the Builders® Top 40

    The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced the Top 40 builders in the SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition. Battle of the Builders is a competition to honor and recognize builders at the premier automotive trade show, the… more
  • The new MINI Clubman in now in South Africa
    Nov 07, 2019 Motoring

    The new MINI Clubman in now in South Africa

    With a precisely modified design, an extended selection of innovative equipment features and the latest technology in the areas of operation and connectivity, the new MINI Clubman hones its profile as a stylish individualist in the premium… more
  • Isuzu teaches pre-schoolers to reduce, reuse, recycle
    Nov 07, 2019 Buzz

    Isuzu teaches pre-schoolers to reduce, reuse, recycle

    An empty cooldrink can or milk bottle has an entire new meaning for a local community in Zwide, Port Elizabeth. Pre-schoolers and parents from Qhamani Pre-School on [Tuesday, 5 November] learnt all about turning waste into meaningful resources.… more
  • New Monroe 2020-2021 catalogue
    Nov 06, 2019 Buzz

    New Monroe 2020-2021 catalogue

    We are very happy to announce that there are over 650 new parts, to ensure we continue to give you the best coverage in South Africa. Of the new parts 335 are special order parts. 387 New shocks (29 are Rancho) 48 New Protection Kits 65 New… more
  • Dionne Kerr, CEO of Siyakha Implementation Partners
    Nov 06, 2019 Buzz

    Time for motor repair industry to ‘get efficient’ about ESD

    An industry with the spending clout of the automotive industry ought to be doing a great deal more regarding enterprise and supplier development (ESD), delegates heard at the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA) Enterprise… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 05 November 2019
    Nov 06, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 05 November 2019

    MasterTips: Public perception of truck drivers How do other drivers perceive truck drivers? Is it favourable, negative or slightly misguided? A recent study took a look. MasterTest: Launch review: Hyundai Atos After a few years’ hiatus, the… more
  • Fernando Alonso makes final Dakar preparations with Toyota Gazoo Racing
    Nov 06, 2019 Motorsport

    Fernando Alonso makes final Dakar preparations with Toyota Gazoo Racing

    Fernando Alonso and Marc Coma are making their final preparations for the upcoming 2020 Dakar Rally with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing and their entry in the 2019 Al Ula-Neom Cross-Country Rally in Saudi Arabia on November 5-9. The Spanish duo’s latest… more
  • Chartered Accountants Worldwide launches logo for members to promote the value of the profession globally
    Nov 06, 2019 Buzz

    Chartered Accountants Worldwide launches logo for members to promote the value of the…

    Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW) has launched a network member logo that recognises and promotes a global family of Chartered Accountants. Exclusively available to over 750,000 qualified chartered accountants who are members of one or more… more
  • Toyota South African Motors, Supreme Spring, NAACAM and Dti representatives present at Naicker Toolmakers Closeout
    Nov 06, 2019 Buzz

    Toyota, Smiths Manufacturing and Supreme Spring lead the way in transforming the…

    Toyota South African Motors (TSAM), Smiths Manufacturing and Supreme Spring have successfully concluded their inaugural Black Supplier Development Project at Enermous Foam Tapes and Pressure Sensitive Adhesives and Naickers Toolmakers… more
  • All systems go for SA Fuel Economy Tour
    Nov 06, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    All systems go for SA Fuel Economy Tour

    It’s all systems go for the inaugural WesBank Fuel Economy Tour, in partnership with FNB. The tour which takes place from 12 to 16 November, will see participants drive through five provinces - from Johannesburg to Cape Town via Durban, East… more
  • Alfa Romeo Racing and Antonio Giovinazzi remain together in Formula 1
    Nov 06, 2019 Motorsport

    Alfa Romeo Racing and Antonio Giovinazzi remain together in Formula 1

    As part of the presentation of the new MY2020 Giulia and Stelvio cars, against the splendid backdrop of Valle d'Itria in Apulia, Alfa Romeo is pleased to report that Antonio Giovinazzi will extend his Formula 1 contract with the Alfa Romeo… more
  • Thomas Schaefer (second from right), Volkswagen Group South Africa Chairman and Managing Director, and Nonkqubela Maliza (far right), VWSA's Director of Corporate and Government Affairs, hand over the keys of a new Volkswagen Caddy to Dr Linda Nkomo (left), CEO of loveLife, and beneficiaries of the loveLife Youth Centre in KwaNobuhle.
    Nov 06, 2019 Buzz

    Volkswagen invests in local youth development with vehicle and bicycle handover

    Volkswagen Caddy provided to loveLife Youth Centre in KwaNobuhle Another 60 bicycles given to local beneficiaries In line with its commitment to improving education and empowering the youth, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has provided a… more
  • Go to the MotoGP with Liqui Moly!
    Nov 06, 2019 Buzz

    Go to the MotoGP with Liqui Moly!

    A thrilling prize for motorsport lovers is up for grabs. Liqui Moly users could find themselves part of the electrifying action at the MotoGP in Valencia, Spain in November 2020 on an all-expenses paid trip - just by downloading the Liqui Moly… more
  • South Africa to Host Final Round of the World FIA World Rallycross Championship
    Nov 06, 2019 Motorsport

    South Africa to Host Final Round of the World FIA World Rallycross Championship

    South Africans are set for a blockbuster race when the FIA World Rallycross Championship goes down to the wire at the Killarney International Raceway, Cape Town on 9 & 10 November in the title decider and season finale of the SABAT World… more
  • Four signs it’s time to buy a new car
    Nov 06, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Four signs it’s time to buy a new car

    Deciding to buy a new car can be a difficult decision, especially if you’re trying to save cash or you’re simply not ready for all the admin that comes with purchasing a new car. However, sometimes holding onto your old car could be more costly… more
  • Imperial & Unjani Clinics celebrate 1 millionth patient engagement
    Nov 06, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial & Unjani Clinics celebrate 1 millionth patient engagement

    Imperial Logistics (‘Imperial’), a leading international supply chain and logistics company, together with their enterprise development partner - Unjani Clinics - today celebrated their millionth patient engagement at the newly opened Imperial… more
  • RX Superstars at the waterfront midday Thursday
    Nov 06, 2019 Motorsport

    RX Superstars at the waterfront midday Thursday

    Cape Town race fans have the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with true gladiators to the sound of the noonday canon at the V&A Waterfront on Thursday. The men set to fight it out to be world champions at this weekend’s SABAT… more
  •  Jeep Wrangler Earns 10th Consecutive SEMA '4x4/SUV of the Year' Award
    Nov 06, 2019 Motoring

    Jeep Wrangler Earns 10th Consecutive SEMA '4x4/SUV of the Year' Award

    The Jeep® Wrangler is the only vehicle to earn "4x4/SUV of the Year" honor since the inauguration of the SEMA Awards in 2010 A customized Mopar Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with Jeep Performance Parts from Mopar will be on display in the brand's SEMA… more
  • Run your city with Mitsubishi Motors
    Nov 06, 2019 Buzz

    Run your city with Mitsubishi Motors

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa is taking the popular FNB 10k Run Your City series from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban into Africa. The Maputo 10k City Run race route is designed to take participants along the historic and iconic routes… more
  • Ford Motor Company Partners with Government to Launch Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone in Pretoria
    Nov 06, 2019 Buzz

    Ford Motor Company Partners with Government to Launch Tshwane Automotive Special Economic…

    Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (SEZ) officially launched by South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa As an automotive supplier industrial park, the SEZ will play a significant role in bolstering investment and job creation in the… more
  • Clark has launched a new diesel forklift with a load capacity of 8 tons
    Nov 05, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Clark has launched a new diesel forklift with a load capacity of 8 tons

    Powerhouse with 25 per cent more remaining lifting capacity Once again, Clark has extended its range of counterbalance forklifts with internal combustion engines. Under the model name C80D900, the industrial truck specialist is launching a new… more
  • Toyota records highest monthly sales in October
    Nov 05, 2019 Buzz

    Toyota records highest monthly sales in October

    TOYOTA TOTAL SALES – 13 694 Passenger VEHICLES SALES – 6 727 LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES – 6 640 TOYOTA Market Share – 26.3% Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) recorded its highest sales month with a total of 13 694 vehicles sold in October –… more
  • Bakwena assists learners along its route through the vision for the future project
    Nov 05, 2019 Buzz

    Bakwena assists learners along its route through the vision for the future project

    Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Pty) Ltd, (Bakwena’s) “Vision for the Future” project handed over 11 spectacles to Moedwil Primary and 48 to Moedwil high school on Wednesday the 30th October 2019. This project was launched in 2011 and… more
  • Celebrating the opening of a dedicated Special Fitment Centre at Motorvia in Gauteng. From left: Sarel Eloff, Manager: Retail Parts, Ben Pillay, General Manager: Product and After Sales Strategy, Eugene Fourie, Head: Marketing, Jacques Mellet, Head: Logistics, Christo van Niekerk, Executive Director of Motorvia, Avinash Bapat, Chief Financial Officer, Johan van Loggerenberg, Manager: Logistics, Pratyush Bose, Head: Aftersales, Hans Greyling, Head: Sales and Rajesh Gupta, CEO Mahindra South Africa.
    Nov 05, 2019 Buzz

    Mahindra supports rapid sales growth with new Special Fitment Centre

    Mahindra has taken the next step in its South African growth story with the opening of a Special Fitment Centre in Gauteng. Located in the Motorvia Distribution Centre in Kempton Park, Gauteng, the new Mahindra Special Fitment Centre will be… more
  • Calling Education learners with Operations Manager of Dachser Air and Sea Logistics, Marli Wilson
    Nov 05, 2019 Buzz

    Calling Education learners explore careers in logistics with Dachser South Africa

    School pupils and Dachser staff alike had an enriching day when a group of learners from Calling Education visited Dachser SA’s Cape Town office in October to be exposed to the work environment and learn about careers in logistics. Calling… more
  • Fixman’s quality 65 piece Tool sets highly rated at a very affordable price (FIX F1BT65)
    Nov 05, 2019 Buzz

    Fixman’s quality 65 piece Tool sets highly rated at a very affordable price (FIX F1BT65)

    Chrome vanadium forged body for torque, strength and durability with a full polished chrome finish for anti-corrosion protection Fixman Tools offers the widest selection of quality tools, a huge selection of sets, single units, toolbox and… more
  • Opinion Piece: #StrongerTogether: we must learn from the Springboks
    Nov 05, 2019 Buzz

    Opinion Piece: #StrongerTogether: we must learn from the Springboks

    For the Springboks to have won the rugby world cup, certain elements were vitally important to make that possible. These elements are important for success in all spheres of life. In the case of the Springboks, these vital qualities included a… more
  • Written by, (left) Smangele Maphanga Sales Manager BA Psychology SMaphanga@21century.co.za & Co-authored by, (right) Afika Hangana Client Executive Honours in Financial Management Sciences AHangana@21century.co.za
    Nov 05, 2019 Buzz

    When you get pay right, you attract and retain the best talent

    The competition for talent has become increasingly fierce in South Africa and the rest of the world as organisations seek to innovate and continue to compete in these everchanging times. The pace of technological innovation continues to… more
  • Victory in Parys for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Lategan/Cummings
    Nov 05, 2019 Motorsport

    Victory in Parys for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Lategan/Cummings

    1st overall for Lategan/Cummings 2nd overall for Visser/Stassen (Atlas Copco Toyota Hilux) 3rd overall for Variawa/Möhr 4th in Class FIA for De Villiers/Haro 2019 Manufacturer’s Award for Toyota A fourth victory in the 2019 South African… more
  • ZF Aftermarket Announces the Launch of the TRW Branded Lift Support Line
    Nov 05, 2019 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Announces the Launch of the TRW Branded Lift Support Line

    Lift support product line with over 1,500 SKUs Covering 99% of market sales Best in class warranty ZF Aftermarket is proud to announce the addition of a completely new TRW Branded Lift Support program to its array of aftermarket steering and… more
  • Van der Watt, Temple impress in England
    Nov 05, 2019 Motorsport

    Van der Watt, Temple impress in England

    South African Investchem Formula 1600 champions, 2018 top man Julian van der Watt and this year’s winner Scott Temple ended 11th and 14th out of over 100 competitors from around the world vying for top honours for the weekend’s Walter Hayes… more
  • Mitsubishi help conquer IMPI fears
    Nov 05, 2019 Buzz

    Mitsubishi help conquer IMPI fears

    Driving any Mitsubishi vehicle, especially the Eclipse Cross, Triton and Pajero Sport, the driver is not only stronger than an IMPI, but more agile and safer. However, when it comes to the IMPI Challenge, Mitsubishi vehicles will be available… more
  • Castrol Ford Cross Country Team Ends 2019 Season on a High
    Nov 05, 2019 Motorsport

    Castrol Ford Cross Country Team Ends 2019 Season on a High

    Brazilians Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea claim their first Class T victory in the Castrol Ford NWM Ranger at Parys 400 Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable cross the line second, wrapping up their 2019 season with five wins and two runner-up… more
  • Shaun Uys, Managing Director of Continental Tyre South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa
    Nov 05, 2019 Buzz

    Continental Tyre SA's Shaun Uys selected as Africa MD of the Year by Global 100

    Magazine's annual awards recognise achievements and expertise of companies and individuals operating to the highest standards across the globe Shaun Uys joined Continental Tyre SA in 2000, completed local and international assignments in… more
  • Alex Holmes appointed new Managing Director of MAHLE Behr South Africa
    Nov 05, 2019 Buzz

    Appointment of Alex Holmes as new MD

    MAHLE Behr South Africa, a specialist component manufacturer of air conditioning and engine cooling products for both passenger and commercial vehicles, announced the appointment of Mr. Alex Holmes as its new Managing Director. Mr. Holmes… more
  • Volkswagen walks away with most wins at Gumtree Auto Pre-Owned Awards
    Nov 04, 2019 Buzz

    Volkswagen walks away with most wins at Gumtree Auto Pre-Owned Awards

    For the second year in a row, Volkswagen has won the majority of the awards at the Gumtree Auto Pre-Owned Awards Volkswagen was the most awarded vehicle manufacturer at the 2019 Gumtree Auto Pre-Owned Awards, walking away with eight awards. The… more
  •  Airports Company South Africa and BMW South Africa launch electric vehicle charging stations
    Nov 04, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Airports Company South Africa and BMW South Africa launch electric vehicle charging…

    Airports Company South Africaand BMW South Africa today announced the launch of BMW ChargeNow electric vehicle (EV) charging stationsat O.R. Tambo International Airport,Cape Town International Airportand King Shaka International Airport. EVs… more
  • Upcoming Events - November 2019
    Nov 04, 2019 Motorsport

    Upcoming Events - November 2019

    INTERNATIONAL EVENTS 03.11.2019 FIM GRAND PRIX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - MALAYSIA/MALAISIE 03.11.2019 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, AUSTIN 09.11.2019 FIA WORLD RX OF SOUTH AFRICA 09.11.2019 FIM CEV REPSOL MOTO3 JUNIOR… more
  • Hyundai Atos is back with style - and a price to shout about
    Nov 04, 2019 Motoring

    Hyundai Atos is back with style - and a price to shout about

    The Hyundai Atos is back in South Africa - with a new, modern look and styling, impressive standard features and a solid road performance that promises to make this entry-level model in the Korean manufacturer's local range a top-seller. Built… more
  • Duxbury Networking backs Toyota Gazoo Racing for Dakar 2020
    Nov 04, 2019 Motorsport

    Duxbury Networking backs Toyota Gazoo Racing for Dakar 2020

    Duxbury Networking, South Africa’s long-established, industry-leading IT company, will once again support the Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa team in its bid to achieve a repeat win in the Dakar Rally which will be held in Saudi Arabia for the… more
  • Motus aims to build brand awareness by sponsoring media team in Fuel Economy Tour
    Nov 04, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Motus aims to build brand awareness by sponsoring media team in Fuel Economy Tour

    The management of Motus Corporation, which was established as a standalone entity when Imperial Holdings was split into two public companies a year ago, intends using the sponsorship of a four-car media team in the upcoming South African Fuel… more
  • BI is exclusive distributor for CRAFT bearings of Europe
    Nov 04, 2019 Buzz

    BI is exclusive distributor for CRAFT bearings of Europe

    A leading European supplier of high-quality, low-cost bearings for a range of industrial, agricultural, and automotive aftermarket applications is the latest international brand to be added to the product stable of leading supplier Bearings… more
  • NAAMSA comment on the October 2019 New Vehicle Sales Statistics
    Nov 04, 2019 Buzz

    NAAMSA comment on the October 2019 New Vehicle Sales Statistics

    The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa [NAAMSA] welcomed the uptick in new vehicle sales during October 2019. The car rental industry continued to provide substantial support to new vehicle sales volumes during the… more
  • Viewing the processes on the general assembly line are from left Xola Mhlanganisi Botya, Ayavuya Klass, Luyolo Luneli, Keyn Kamga Kamga, Jason Kaufman, Grant Philander, Asisipo Tshaka and Lupiwe Mgxabayi.
    Nov 01, 2019 Buzz

    Mechatronics students get exposed to manufacturing environment

    A key strategic objective of the Nelson Mandela University Isuzu Chair in Mechatronics is to provide assistance for manufacturing-related development and problem solving at Isuzu, as well as at local automotive suppliers. Through research and… more
  • Fear of technology and obsession with ownership the biggest barriers to shared autonomous mobility
    Nov 01, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Fear of technology and obsession with ownership the biggest barriers to shared autonomous…

    Shared mobility and autonomous technology represent a difficult-to-embrace ‘double leap’ Drivers of today aren’t ready to embrace autonomous vehicles of tomorrow, says new survey UK survey shows 75% are not yet ready to adopt autonomous… more
  • Designers of a future worth living: Audi is sending young talents to the One Young World Summit
    Nov 01, 2019 Buzz

    Designers of a future worth living: Audi is sending young talents to the One Young World…

    Achieving economic progress and social justice consistent with the ecological limits of our planet: The United Nations has set 17 goals for a sustainable future worth living. These Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the focus of the tenth… more
  • Series: Understanding your basic consumer rights as a motorist
    Nov 01, 2019 Buzz

    Series: Understanding your basic consumer rights as a motorist

    Part 2: Receiving quality service and goods is your right Knowing your basic rights as a motorist can be the game-changer when it comes to the servicing and even buying and selling of a vehicle, says CEO of the Retail Motor Industry… more
  • New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Campaign Celebrates Tyres that are
    Nov 01, 2019 Buzz

    New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Campaign Celebrates Tyres that are "Best in the Wet"

    There's a wonderfully descriptive Afrikaans expression, "Goedkoop is duurkoop", meaning that cheap goods will cost you more in the long run. Nowhere is this truer than with tyres, cautions Tiger Wheel & Tyre. While a budget tyre might do a… more
  • Ctrack Transport and Freight Index shows transport industry feeling the pinch
    Nov 01, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Ctrack Transport and Freight Index shows transport industry feeling the pinch

    The Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI), previously known as the Ctrack Logistics Barometer, indicates a slower growth trend in transport volumes during September 2019. It also reveals that the slowing world economy is impacting… more
  • Fisker Inc. Reveals Name of All-Electric Luxury SUV, App-Based Leasing Program
    Oct 31, 2019 Buzz

    Fisker Inc. Reveals Name of All-Electric Luxury SUV, App-Based Leasing Program

    The Fisker Ocean will be the world’s most sustainable vehicle: green materials related to environmentally-conscious production processes complement future-forward technologies and stunning design touches Reserve the Fisker Ocean all-electric… more
  • Time for South Africans to live and let live
    Oct 31, 2019 Buzz

    Time for South Africans to live and let live

    The country’s economic junk status is a direct result of policy intransigence. Current government decisions appear to be based on a lack of consideration for the lessons of history. Economies are fragile. Persistent adverse policy-making breaks… more
  • Persisting with e-tolls is irrational
    Oct 31, 2019 Buzz

    Persisting with e-tolls is irrational

    The Automobile Association (AA) is disheartened that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced in his Mid-Term Budget in parliament today that e-tolls are “here to stay”. The Minister mentioned that government considered several options but… more
  • MiX Telematics introduces latest upgrade to its in-cab solution
    Oct 31, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    MiX Telematics introduces latest upgrade to its in-cab solution

    Innovative upgrades to MiX Vision provide an even better bird’s-eye view for fleet managers MiX Telematics (JSE: MiX, NYSE: MiXT), a leading global provider of fleet and asset management solutions, has announced an upgrade to its MiX Vision… more
  • Atlas security armed response officers were given the opportunity to explore the limits of their Isuzu patrol vehicles in a safe controlled environment. The course allowed them to practice emergency braking and emergency lane change manoeuvres on low traction surfaces.
    Oct 31, 2019 Buzz

    Atlas Security Response Officers Sharpen Driving Skills with Isuzu

    Close to 100 staff members from Atlas Security recently participated in the Isuzu Driving Academy's Defensive and Advanced Driver Training in Port Elizabeth - becoming the first security company in the Eastern Cape to do so. With almost 80% of… more
  • Mastertorque Newsletter - 30 October 2019
    Oct 31, 2019 Buzz

    Mastertorque Newsletter - 30 October 2019

    MasterTips: Phone addicts worse than drunk drivers A new study reveals that drivers who participate in distracted driving pose a greater threat on our roads than even drunk drivers. MasterTest: Nissan unveils Ariya Concept This all-electric… more
  • Ask Africa Orange Index Reveals Tiger Wheel & Tyre is Number One in Service Excellence
    Oct 31, 2019 Buzz

    Ask Africa Orange Index Reveals Tiger Wheel & Tyre is Number One in Service Excellence

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre has once again taken the top spot in the Ask Africa Orange Index® awards for Service Excellence in the Vehicle Consumables Industry category. That makes it the fourth consecutive win for South Africa's most trusted wheel and… more
  • Indonesia stands out as bright spot for global automotive market, says GlobalData
    Oct 31, 2019 Buzz

    Indonesia stands out as bright spot for global automotive market, says GlobalData

    The global automotive market continues to be in the red due to various factors including declining sales in mature markets, trade war and tariffs, and stringent emission regulations. Against this backdrop, Indonesia looks well-placed to be the… more
  • Shining a light on orange: new Spies Hecker Clear Coat Colour Additive repairs new shades of brilliant orange
    Oct 30, 2019 Buzz

    Shining a light on orange: new Spies Hecker Clear Coat Colour Additive repairs new shades…

    With the new Permasolid Clear Coat Color Additive 9051, Spies Hecker bodyshops can repair new brilliant orange special colours. The new Permasolid Clear Coat Color Additive 9051 from Spies Hecker enables bodyshops to repair the latest orange… more
  •  A Thin Line Between A Safe and Unsafe Tyre
    Oct 30, 2019 Buzz

    A Thin Line Between A Safe and Unsafe Tyre

    A concerning trend is the increase of worn-out, unsafe tyres on our roads. Goodyear South Africa recently held a tyre safety demonstration at Zwartkops Raceway with the assistance of the Volkswagen Driving Academy. The tyre safety demonstration… more
  • Focus on cleaner mobility in Transport Month
    Oct 30, 2019 Buzz

    Focus on cleaner mobility in Transport Month

    The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) is supporting October Transport month by encouraging South Africans to embrace cleaner mobility by encouraging walking, cycling and the use of public transport. “Our role is to… more
  • 2019 Haval and GWM Top Technician Competition
    Oct 30, 2019 Buzz

    2019 Haval and GWM Top Technician Competition

    On the 10th of October, the 2019 Top Technician Competition final, organized by HAVAL Motors South Africa was held in Johannesburg to pit the top technicians from dealer level against each other to select the top technicians representing the… more
  • Tänak takes historic WRC title for Toyota Gazoo Racing
    Oct 30, 2019 Motorsport

    Tänak takes historic WRC title for Toyota Gazoo Racing

    The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) World Rally Team's Ott Tänak has secured Toyota's first drivers' championship title in 25 years Tänak only the third different driver to claim the WRC drivers' crown since 2004 Toyota in contention to take… more
  • Lotus named as ‘Luxury Brand of the Year’ at prestigious Luxury Briefing Awards 2019
    Oct 30, 2019 Buzz

    Lotus named as ‘Luxury Brand of the Year’ at prestigious Luxury Briefing Awards 2019

    Award given to Lotus for having “revolutionised and disrupted its sector” during the last year Ongoing enhancements to the brand, including new corporate identity and ‘For the Drivers’ tagline, singled out for praise Lotus CEO Phil Popham paid… more
  • Lotus named as ‘Luxury Brand of the Year’ at prestigious Luxury Briefing Awards 2019
    Oct 30, 2019 Motorsport

    Lotus named as ‘Luxury Brand of the Year’ at prestigious Luxury Briefing Awards 2019

    Award given to Lotus for having “revolutionised and disrupted its sector” during the last year Ongoing enhancements to the brand, including new corporate identity and ‘For the Drivers’ tagline, singled out for praise Lotus CEO Phil Popham paid… more
  • Aubrey Lekwane – Managing Director, South Africa, Bombardier Transportation
    Oct 30, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Investments in Rail Transport Essential for the Success of Africa’s Free-Trade Area

    Africa is on the cusp of launching a free-trade zone that could meaningfully boost economic growth and unlock the continent’s vast potential. Perhaps the most pressing requirement to improve economy in the region is the need for better… more
  • SA Car Industry Remains Under Pressure In Face Of Low Confidence
    Oct 30, 2019 Motoring

    SA Car Industry Remains Under Pressure In Face Of Low Confidence

    The South African car market remained under significant pressure in the third quarter of 2019, with vehicle sales continuing their steady decline,despitenew vehicle price increases staying under inflation for the past two years. This is… more
  • Renai Moothilal, Executive Director: National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers
    Oct 30, 2019 Buzz

    Outlook positive for small enterprises in automotive sector

    The outlook for SMEs in the component automotive space – a sector which has historically been highly concentrated – is today relatively good. Apart from the big seven OEM auto manufacturers, in recent years there has been a number of new… more
  • Powerol celebrates sales success, top dealers in Pretoria
    Oct 30, 2019 Buzz

    Powerol celebrates sales success, top dealers in Pretoria

    100+ units sold in first year of operation Mahindra Powerol, a global leader in generators, celebrated a bumper year in South Africa at its recent Dealer Awards function in Pretoria. At the Awards, which were held on 23 October, Powerol… more
  • L-R: Sabine Dall'Omo, CEO of Siemens for South and Eastern Africa; Soraya Hakuziyaremye, Rwanda Minister of Trade and Industry; Edouard Ngirente, Prime Minister of the Republic of Rwanda;  Thomas Schaefer, Head of Volkswagen Sub Saharan Africa and Managing Director of Volkswagen South Africa; and Michaella Rugwizangoga, CEO of Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda.
    Oct 30, 2019 Buzz

    First for Africa: Volkswagen and Siemens launch joint electric mobility pilot project in…

    Rwanda becomes the first African country to introduce Volkswagen electric car Volkswagen and Siemens sign joint development agreement to conduct electric mobility feasibility project Pilot Project part of Moving Rwanda Initiative Four e-Golfs… more
  • What car should I buy to fit my lifestyle needs?
    Oct 30, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    What car should I buy to fit my lifestyle needs?

    When buying a new or used vehicle, it’s important to take into consideration what type of vehicle would best suit your needs or best describe your personality. You wouldn’t buy a pair of high heels for work if you spent most of your day on a… more
  • Sales of GR SUPRA GT4 to commence in 2020
    Oct 30, 2019 Motoring

    Sales of GR SUPRA GT4 to commence in 2020

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing confirmed today that it will start the sales of GR Supra GT4*1, a race car for customer teams, starting from March 2020 to Europe. The sales area will expand to North America in August, and to Japan/Asia in October. TOYOTA… more
  • Series: Understanding your basic consumer rights as a motorist
    Oct 30, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Series: Understanding your basic consumer rights as a motorist

    Part 1: No quote, no work Understanding your basic consumer rights as a motorist is important, says Jakkie Olivier, CEO of Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI). “As an organisation that champions the rights of motorists and service… more
  • Focus on Transport month: Enjoy driving your SUV - being safe and prepared
    Oct 30, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Focus on Transport month: Enjoy driving your SUV - being safe and prepared

    Focusing on national Transport Month and the importance of road safety, Goodyear South Africa shares some sound advice and handy tips to motorists with SUV's. October has been declared Transport Month, an annual feature on the calendar of the… more
  • Get Connected! How Car Connectivity Enhances On-Road Safety and Convenience
    Oct 30, 2019 Buzz

    Get Connected! How Car Connectivity Enhances On-Road Safety and Convenience

    Do you drive a connected car? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. Connected cars are part of a bigger technology trend called the Internet of Things, which is the connection of everyday devices via the internet. Connected cars allow the car to… more
  • Israeli startup Ride Vision to partner with Sara Assicurazioni to reduce motorbike accidents in Italy
    Oct 30, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Israeli startup Ride Vision to partner with Sara Assicurazioni to reduce motorbike…

    Ride Vision’s predictive vision system equips motorcyclists with low-cost threat alerts using their patented Collision Aversion Technology (CAT™). Sara Assicurazioni is a leading Italian insurance provider and a partner of the Automotive Club… more
  • Pre-holiday car checks will reduce road accidents
    Oct 29, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Pre-holiday car checks will reduce road accidents

    Believe it or not, December is just around the corner and now is the time to get your pre-holiday vehicle checks done before the last-minute scramble begins, says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud… more
  • What happens when your car is written off
    Oct 29, 2019 Buzz

    What happens when your car is written off

    Being involved in a car accident is a traumatic event in itself, so the news that your vehicle is damaged beyond repair is never going to be an easy pill to swallow. While insurance will undeniably soften this blow, the reality is that there… more
  • Update : MIBCO wage and substantive negotiations for 2019
    Oct 29, 2019 Buzz

    Update : MIBCO wage and substantive negotiations for 2019

    The conciliation process aimed at resolving the impasse between employers and NUMSA at this year’s wage and substantive negotiations, under the auspices of MIBCO, continued on 23 October 2019. Jan Schoeman, Chief Operating Officer at the Retail… more
  • Fuel to drop as oil eases
    Oct 29, 2019 Buzz

    Fuel to drop as oil eases

    Fuel prices are set for slight drops across the board in the wake of oil price retreats in October. This is according to the AA, which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). "The Rand… more
  • VW Team with Jeff Osborne and Estelle Nagel
    Oct 29, 2019 Buzz

    A Roaring Time With Gumtree Auto’s

    And Just like the roar of an engine was the excitement and buzz around an industry as we handed out the pre-owned auto awards for 2019. The awards evening was held at a stunning venue in Sandton, with local comedian Jason Goliath as the events… more
  • The equivalent of 30 jumbo jets crash in South Africa every year
    Oct 29, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The equivalent of 30 jumbo jets crash in South Africa every year

    SA Road Federation calls for a coordinated national effort to address road crash crisis President of the South African Road Federation (SARF), Saied Solomons, has called for a nation-building programme that underscores road behaviour and which… more
  • Bentley’s centenary celebrations continue in New York City with 100 cars for 100 years
    Oct 29, 2019 Motoring

    Bentley’s centenary celebrations continue in New York City with 100 cars for 100 years

    100 Bentleys arrived in Manhattan to mark the brand’s 100th birthday Five parades converged at Brookfield Place for the Centenary Concours Models of the past, present and future displayed and celebrated EXP 100 GT, Bentley’s vision of… more
  • Audi electrifies Munich: new, free charging, parking and shuttle service at airport
    Oct 29, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Audi electrifies Munich: new, free charging, parking and shuttle service at airport

    Audi is launching a free initiative for all electric and plug-in hybrid car owners at Munich Airport, under the name of “Charge & Fly”: Until the end of the year, interested drivers can recharge their electric car or plug-in hybrid vehicle with… more
  • Nitrogen Tyre Inflation White Paper
    Oct 29, 2019 Buzz

    Nitrogen Tyre Inflation - White Paper

    Tyres are an important factor in passenger vehicle energy use. Globally, improvements in tyre energy efficiency that lie well within existing capabilities could reduce fuel consumption by 3 to 5% across existing passenger vehicle fleets. The… more
  • Goodyear to supply European Le Mans Series teams
    Oct 29, 2019 Motorsport

    Goodyear to supply European Le Mans Series teams

    FIA World Endurance Championship tyres to be developed for LMP2 teams for 2020 LMGTE category to be exclusively supplied by Goodyear in 2020. Following Goodyear's comeback to the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the tyre company has… more
  • URGENT NOTICE: Safety & security warning
    Oct 29, 2019 Buzz

    URGENT NOTICE: Safety & security warning

    It has been brought to my attention that scam/spam email leads are being sent to some of our dealers by consumers with malicious intent. Please be on the look-out for these from the below email addresses: Zkazemkasaesaei@yahoo.com… more
  • All Power Audi ends 2019 GTC on a positive note
    Oct 29, 2019 Motorsport

    All Power Audi ends 2019 GTC on a positive note

    Simon Moss wins the most races and most pole positions in 2019 Maiden victory for Tschops Sipuka in 2019 All Power Audi achieves third place in the GTC Manufacturers Championship All Power Audi's title fight of the 2019 Global Touring Cars… more
  • GUD Filters first manufacturing site in Ordnance Road, KwaZulu Natal
    Oct 29, 2019 Buzz

    GUD Filters celebrates 70th anniversary

    2019 marks 70 years since GUD Filters began manufacturing premium automotive filters for the local market. From humble beginnings in 1949, the iconic filtermanufacturer has cemented itsreputation as a reliable, trusted, home-grown brand that… more
  • Suzuki to enter 7 cars in SA Fuel Economy Tour
    Oct 29, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Suzuki to enter 7 cars in SA Fuel Economy Tour

    Suzuki Auto, the go-getter car brand in South Africa these days, is throwing its full support into the upcoming WesBank Fuel Economy Tour in partnership with FNB, by entering seven cars in the event. The Tour will start in Johannesburg on… more
  • Smith Power showcases most powerful Kubota tractor in SA
    Oct 29, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Smith Power showcases most powerful Kubota tractor in SA

    At Nampo Cape 2019 – which took place from 4-6 September in Bredasdorp – Smith Power Equipment showcased the new Kubota M7-172 tractor, the most powerful model in its Kubota tractor range in South Africa thus far. Latest on Smith Power… more
  • Mazda CX-3 takes double honours at the 2019 Gumtree Pre-Owned Vehicle Awards
    Oct 29, 2019 Motoring

    Mazda CX-3 takes double honours at the 2019 Gumtree Pre-Owned Vehicle Awards

    Mazda SA was named recipient of two prestigious awards at the 3rd Annual Gumtree Pre-Owned Vehicle Awards event on the 29th October at a gala event in Johannesburg. The Mazda CX-3 2.0L Individual derivative won in the extremely competitive… more
  • Toyota announces production-ready battery-electric vehicle
    Oct 28, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Toyota announces production-ready battery-electric vehicle

    *Late 2020 target for release in Japan* *Mobility solution that limits environmental impact* *New business model to popularise battery-electric vehicles* Toyota has revealed details of a new, production-ready ultra-compact battery-electric… more
  • The national democratic revolution and Tito Mboweni’s predicament
    Oct 28, 2019 Buzz

    The national democratic revolution and Tito Mboweni’s predicament

    by Gerhard Papenfus The ANC’s National Democratic Revolution (NDR), among others, deals with the ‘strategy’ and ‘tactics’ of the ruling party in order to achieve its social- and economic goals. That means transforming the South African society… more
  • Victory for Volkswagen as they claim quadruple gold at GTC season finale
    Oct 28, 2019 Motorsport

    Victory for Volkswagen as they claim quadruple gold at GTC season finale

    Keagan Masters claims GTC Driver's title Bradley Liebenberg crowned GTC2 champion Volkswagen takes both GTC and GTC2 Manufacturers titles The Red Star Raceway near Delmas played host to the final and eighth round of the 2019 Global Touring Cars… more
  • Toyota shows a serious future can be fun
    Oct 28, 2019 Buzz

    Toyota shows a serious future can be fun

    *Tokyo motor show display presents a vision for a mobility society* *A future of "real-world" cars plus a virtual world of cutting-edge technology* *AI, robotics, automation, connectivity, sharing - and broomsticks* Hitch up your britches and… more
  • The works team features four crews consisting of Nasser Al-Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel; Giniel de Villiers and navigator Alex Haro; Bernhard Ten Brinke and navigator Tom Colsoul; and Fernando Alonso and navigator Marc Coma.
    Oct 27, 2019 Motorsport

    Toyota Gazoo Racing announces 2020 Dakar rally team

    TOYOTA GAZOO Racing today announced an all-star line-up for the Dakar Rally scheduled to take place for the first time in Saudi Arabia in January 2020. The works team features four crews consisting of Nasser Al-Attiyah and navigator Mathieu… more
  • Lance Trethewey and Adriaan Roets (LT Earthmovers BAT Venom). Image: Nadia Jordaan.
    Oct 27, 2019 Motorsport

    Action-packed battles for final podium positions in special vehicle championship expected…

    The Parys 400, the sixth and final round of the 2019 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) that takes place on 1 and 2 November at Parys in the Free State, promises action-packed battles for the final podium positions in the… more
  • DACHSER wins the 2019 IMD Global Family Business Award
    Oct 27, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    DACHSER wins the 2019 IMD Global Family Business Award

    IMD recognized DACHSER for robust corporate and family governance structures combined with operational excellence and a focus on quality. IMD Business School, a top-ranked global business school headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, awarded… more
  • AMSA and steel duties vs The Treasury’s economic recovery plan
    Oct 27, 2019 Buzz

    AMSA and steel duties vs The Treasury’s economic recovery plan

    The following is the contents of an 'open letter' to the Chief Commissioner of the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC). It was also forwarded to Minister Ebrahim Patel for his information. It is with both… more
  • Virtual robots support Audi employees working on PCs
    Oct 27, 2019 Buzz

    Virtual robots support Audi employees working on PCs

    Colleague robot moves into the office: Audi is now developing bots to carry out monotonous tasks for employees at PC workstations. The digital robots can perform tasks such as entering data or creating standardized reports faster, more… more
  • Haval H9 announced as a finalist in 2019/2020 Consumer awards
    Oct 27, 2019 Motoring

    Haval H9 announced as a finalist in 2019/2020 Consumer awards

    South Africa's leading motoring website announced their 39 finalists (3 in each of 13 categories) for the 2019/2020 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards - powered by WesBank. The finalists were selected out of 65 vehicles that Cars.co.za's extended… more
  • Liqui Moly and AMP announce new marine and motorcycle distribution partnership
    Oct 27, 2019 Buzz

    Liqui Moly and AMP announce new marine and motorcycle distribution partnership

    Marine and motorbike enthusiasts can now find specialised Liqui Moly products on the shelves at more outlets in South Africa through a new distribution partnership signed with After Market Products (AMP), a distribution arm of Tuning Fork… more
  • Red Lined Trio set for SACC finale
    Oct 25, 2019 Motorsport

    Red Lined Trio set for SACC finale

    Red-Lined Motoring Adventures heads to the final South African Cross Country Auto race in Parys in the Free State with a three-car team looking at three different objectives Saturday 2 November. Ernest Roberts and Henry Kohne arrive with… more
  • Visiting the Isuzu production plant are from left Dr Dawson Mareya, MD of Willowvale Motor Industries, Johan Vermeulen, Isuzu Executive Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Sean Waller, Autoworld Dealer shareholder, Honourable Minister Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndhlovu, Zimbabwean Minister of Trade and Industry, Denise van Huyssteen, Executive Corporate Affairs, Business Strategy and Legal and Paul Chenierayi Autoworld Dealer shareholder.
    Oct 25, 2019 Buzz

    Isuzu plant tours grow in popularity

    From rugby players to ministers, from Karoo primary school learners to Sub-Sahara African (SSA) vehicle buyers - everyone is interested in exactly how an Isuzu bakkie and truck is built. Isuzu Motors South Africa is one of three manufacturing… more
  • 70 Years after the Scorpion Brand Was Established, Turin Names a Street after Carlo Abarth
    Oct 25, 2019 Buzz

    70 Years after the Scorpion Brand Was Established, Turin Names a Street after Carlo Abarth

    Today in Turin via Carlo Abarth was officially named, in honor of the first 70 years of the Abarth brand and the strong bond shared by its founder and the capital city of the Piedmont region since 1949. The attendees at the ceremony included… more
  • Teeing off for charity
    Oct 25, 2019 Buzz

    Teeing off for charity

    Bakwena​ ​Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Pty) Ltd, (Bakwena) ​raised​ ​R193 600​ ​at​ ​its​ ​eleventh ​annual​ ​charity​ ​golf​ ​day​ ​held at​ ​the​ ​Centurion Country​ ​Club​ ​on Wednesday, 16 October.​ ​ To date​ ​the​ ​total​ ​amount​… more
  • Engen Driver Wellness in the spotlight this Transport Month
    Oct 25, 2019 Buzz

    Engen Driver Wellness in the spotlight this Transport Month

    Engen Driver Wellness once again takes centre stage, bringing health to the front seat for truck drivers by providing them with free health screenings. In celebration of National Transport month, Engen officially kicked-off its annual programme… more
  • HANNOVER MESSE 2020: Digital transformation and logistics
    Oct 25, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    HANNOVER MESSE 2020: Digital transformation and logistics

    Industry 4.0 and digitalization are transforming all sectors of the economy, including logistics, where once tried and proven material flow models are becoming obsolete as industry looks for new answers that promise greater flexibility and… more
  • India’s vehicle scrappage plan unlikely to produce desired results, says GlobalData
    Oct 25, 2019 Buzz

    India’s vehicle scrappage plan unlikely to produce desired results, says GlobalData

    Following the news that India has issued draft guidelines for setting up authorized vehicle scrapping facilities across the country; Animesh Kumar, Director of Automotive Consulting at GlobalData, a leading research and consulting company,… more
  • A Thin Line Between A Safe and Unsafe Tyre
    Oct 25, 2019 Buzz

    A Thin Line Between A Safe and Unsafe Tyre

    Over 60% of second-hand tyres in South Africa are illegal The choice between an illegal, worn-out tyre and a safe tyre could be a matter of life and death especially when you consider the various terrains and conditions we drive on. This is… more
  • Castrol in it for the long haul
    Oct 25, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Castrol in it for the long haul

    Castrol’s complete fluid range help maintain reliability and productivity Castrol’s 120-year pedigree warrants that the product line-up of premium lubricants perform in every application Right oil, right truck: Castrol’s full range of fluids is… more
  • Israel’s Hi Auto raises $4.5M seed round to commercialize the world’s first audio-visual solution for speaker separation and speech enhancement in vehicles
    Oct 25, 2019 Buzz

    Israel’s Hi Auto raises $4.5M seed round to commercialize the world’s first audio-visual…

    Israeli startup Hi Auto is emerging out of stealth mode in order to demonstrate the world's first audio-visual commercial solution for speaker separation and speech enhancement in vehicles, which is aimed at solving the reliability problem of… more
  • Ford's latest results suggest a loang road to fitness, says GlobalData
    Oct 25, 2019 Buzz

    Ford's latest results suggest a long road to fitness, says GlobalData

    Following the announcement that Ford's third quarter (Q3) results showed a drop in profitability amid China slowdown; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: "Ford is not alone in… more
  • Top 10 most searched for budget city car under R140 000
    Oct 25, 2019 Motoring

    Top 10 most searched for budget city car under R140 000

    Budget city cars costing less than R140 000 are amongst the most popular vehicles on our roads – because they’re relatively cheap and cheerful. Many of these vehicles also boast low running costs and good fuel economy. But, how does one select… more
  • Make it happen at the Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo
    Oct 25, 2019 Buzz

    Make it happen at the Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo

    We can't wait to see what you will create and share START BUILDING YOUR EXPERIENCE It's time to make it happen: start something new, revisit something old, or secure your space to showcase your next great idea. Whatever your vision, bring it to… more
  • Can I speak to a human please?
    Oct 25, 2019 Buzz

    Can I speak to a human please?

    As consumers are slowly being exposed to exciting new options in the motoring sphere, car repair workshops are evaluating where these changes will lead them. “There is much debate in the sector around whether some expertise will become obsolete… more
  • 5 Travel Checks to Keep You Safe This Transport Month
    Oct 25, 2019 Buzz

    5 Travel Checks to Keep You Safe This Transport Month

    Maintain your vehicle the right way for safety on the roads There’s nothing like a long drive on an open road with the wind in your hair…and none in your tyres. Simple vehicle maintenance checks before each trip, can avoid travel faux pas like… more
  • The Award-winning Opel Combo Van - Chosen by Industroclean as their business partner!
    Oct 25, 2019 Motoring

    The Award-winning Opel Combo Van - Chosen by Industroclean as their business partner!

    Why did Industroclean choose the Opel Combo Van to be their business partner? Industroclean is a Level 4 BBBEE business that was looking for the complete package in a vehicle in order to complement their business requirements. They provide a… more
  • Mazda Unveils Mazda MX-30 at the Tokyo Motor Show
    Oct 24, 2019 Motoring

    Mazda Unveils Mazda MX-30 at the Tokyo Motor Show

    Mazda Motor Corporation unveiled its first mass-production electric vehicle (EV), named Mazda MX-30, at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. A new addition to Mazda's car lineup, the MX-30 is the automaker's third new-generation model. Aiming to offer an… more
  • Seventy years on and Silverton Radiators is still a major motoring force
    Oct 24, 2019 Buzz

    Seventy years on and Silverton Radiators is still a major motoring force

    Ask the average “petrol head”what his car has in common with the cars of 1949, and chances are that the radiator-still the heart of a vehicle- will be overlooked. Things may have changed, technology may rule nowadays, popular brands may have… more
  • In tribute to Jeanne Esterhuizen
    Oct 23, 2019 Buzz

    In tribute to Jeanne Esterhuizen

    2019 saw a change to the National Executive committee of SAMBRA and one of those changes was the decision by Jeanne Esterhuizen, who has occupied the position of National Chairperson of SAMBRA for seven years! The NEC officially thanked Jeanne… more
  • World Premieres of MITSUBISHI MOTORS MI-TECH CONCEPT and SUPER HEIGHT K-WAGON CONCEPT Kei car at Tokyo Motor Show 2019
    Oct 23, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    World Premieres of MITSUBISHI MOTORS MI-TECH CONCEPT and SUPER HEIGHT K-WAGON CONCEPT Kei…

    MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) today unveiled the MI-TECH CONCEPT small-sized electrified SUV concept car, MI-TECH CONCEPT, and the SUPER HEIGHT K-WAGON CONCEPT Kei car at Tokyo Motor Show 2019. Takao Kato, chief executive officer, MMC,… more
  • Richard Green, national director of SAMBRA with Charles Canning, newly appointed Chairman of SAMBRA
    Oct 23, 2019 Buzz

    New Appointments at SAMBRA

    Cape Town-based Charles Canning has just been appointed National Chairman of the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), following in his dad’s footsteps -… more
  • Veloster 'Grappler' Concept on show in Las Vegas
    Oct 23, 2019 Motoring

    Veloster 'Grappler' Concept on show in Las Vegas

    A "Hyundai on steroids" would be an apt description of the Veloster "Grappler" Concept that is to be revealed in November at the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas. The Grappler concept boasts increased ground clearance, combining superb approach and… more
  • Autopromotec mission in China The automotive industry opens the way for the aftermarket
    Oct 23, 2019 Buzz

    Autopromotec mission in China The automotive industry opens the way for the aftermarket

    Positive results for the first group of 30 automotive after-sales companies that took part in the Car Aftermarket show in Guangzhou, China on 11-13 October 2019. The project was promoted by the organisers of Autopromotec in partnership with… more
  • Block chain central to building a circular economy, says PFE International’s Dr Mehran Zarrebini
    Oct 23, 2019 Buzz

    Block chain central to building a circular economy, says PFE International’s Dr Mehran…

    Block chain, the highly innovative and potentially disruptive technology driving the Bitcoin phenomenon, will play a pivotal role in completely transforming the recycling supply chain and making the circular economy a reality, according to Dr… more
  • Agoria Solar Team becomes World Champion at the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge with the support of Cromax
    Oct 23, 2019 Buzz

    Agoria Solar Team becomes World Champion at the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge…

    The Agoria Solar Team from the University of Leuven, Belgium, has become the World Champions by claiming its first-ever title in the Challenger Class of the biennial Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The dramatic race, which saw several teams… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 22 October 2019
    Oct 23, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 22 October 2019

    MasterTips: Speeding - deaths increase with higher limits Increasing the posted speed limit by just 8 km/h can increase the fatality rate by 8%, according to a new IIHS study in the United States. This study lends another perspective to the… more
  • Panel Discussion: Approaching Manufacturing Innovation, Efficiency, Productivity & Creativity to creating sustainable companies.
    Oct 23, 2019 Buzz

    Panel Discussion: Approaching Manufacturing Innovation, Efficiency, Productivity &…

    Today’s rapidly evolving manufacturing environment renders it essential for industrialists to adopt novel approaches to remain economically relevant. Concepts such as Continuous Improvement (CI), lean and efficient manufacturing are being… more
  • The Fiat 3½ hp produced in 1899 will take part in the
    Oct 23, 2019 Motoring

    The Fiat 3½ hp produced in 1899 will take part in the "London to Brighton Veteran Car Run"

    On November 3rd, an extremely rare Fiat 3½ hp produced in 1899 will participate, as sponsor, in the prestigious race staged to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Italian brand. This 120-year old vehicle is capable of achieving a maximum… more
  • Wet roads and poor visibility accounts for more than 27% of fatal accidents in SA – 14 tips to stay safe this rainy season
    Oct 23, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Wet roads and poor visibility accounts for more than 27% of fatal accidents in SA – 14…

    The start of the rainy season is a welcome relief from the winter dry spell but it also means more car accidents on our roads. Dialdirect is urging motorists to be vigilant. RTMC report data shows that in 2018, poor visibility and wet or… more
  • With Jeep and Mopar brands, personalisation takes centre stage at the European competitions of the World Surf League
    Oct 23, 2019 Buzz

    With Jeep and Mopar brands, personalisation takes centre stage at the European…

    The Jeep and Mopar brands join forces in the European competitions of the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour in France (Hossegor, 3-13 October), and in Portugal (Peniche, 16-28 October). The affinity with surf culture is expressed by… more
  • Open Letter to the Chief Commissioner of ITAC
    Oct 23, 2019 Buzz

    Open Letter to the Chief Commissioner of ITAC

    The Chief Commissioner International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) For the information of: Minister Ebrahim Patel Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition (dti) 22 October 2019 AMSA AND STEEL DUTIES vs THE TREASURY’S… more
  • Focus on Transport month: Goodyear provides summer rain season driver advice - Being safe and prepared on the roads
    Oct 23, 2019 Buzz

    Focus on Transport month: Goodyear provides summer rain season driver advice - Being safe…

    Focusing on national Transport Month and the importance of road safety, Goodyear South Africa shares some sound advice and handy tips to motorists driving in wet road conditions. October has been declared Transport Month, an annual feature on… more
  • Title hopes for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA, as GTC heads to final round at Red Star Raceway
    Oct 22, 2019 Motorsport

    Title hopes for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA, as GTC heads to final round at Red Star Raceway

    Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Michael van Rooyen (Toyota Corolla) finds himself tied for second place in the 2019 Global Touring Car (GTC) Championship, just two points behind log leader Keagan Masters (Volkswagen). The “Rustenburg Rocket” steadily… more
  • Ctrack to provide real-time insights into WesBank Fuel Economy Tour
    Oct 22, 2019 Buzz

    Ctrack to provide real-time insights into WesBank Fuel Economy Tour

    Leading vehicle tracking and telematics provider, Ctrack, will provide vehicle tracking data and live video feeds from the inaugural WesBank Fuel Economy Tour in partnership with FNB (WFET). Ctrack has vast experience in events like WFET,… more
  • Hyundai Motor’s Global Brand Value Rises 4.6 Percent on Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2019 Rankings
    Oct 22, 2019 Buzz

    Hyundai Motor’s Global Brand Value Rises 4.6 Percent on Interbrand’s Best Global Brands…

    Hyundai Motor ranked 36th out of 100 enterprises in overall brand ranking The Company’s brand value maintained its place within the top 40 companies for five consecutive years and 6th among automotive brands Interbrand positively assesses… more
  • Short-term insurer, Santam, has won the prestigious SA Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), Insurer of the Year award for the second consecutive year.
    Oct 22, 2019 Buzz

    SAMBRA celebrates excellence

    Toyota SA received the top honours for all-round best OEM, Sikkens scooped the overall Service Excellence award in the Paint Suppliers category and Bosch took all three awards in the Equipment Suppliers category winning Best Training, Best… more
  • Smart Reasons for Graduates to Buy a Used Car from InspectaCar
    Oct 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Smart Reasons for Graduates to Buy a Used Car from InspectaCar

    One of the most empowering aspects about starting an internship or your first job after graduation, is knowing you can look forward to the financial freedom that follows. With this newfound freedom, however, comes important practical… more
  • Skipping your car service? Think about the risks
    Oct 22, 2019 Motoring

    Skipping your car service? Think about the risks

    A vehicle is a valuable investment that makes your life easier – getting you to work so you can earn a salary, taking you to visit much-loved family members and friends and helping you transport heavy items from A to B. It makes sense to look… more
  • Legendary battery brand to host epic showdown
    Oct 22, 2019 Motorsport

    Legendary battery brand to host epic showdown

    SABAT Batteries, one of South Africa's Leading Automotive Battery Brands manufactured and distributed by AutoX, has been confirmed as title sponsor for the championship deciding World Rallycross of South Africa at Killarney International… more
  • State acts against abusive practices – but does not walk-the-walk
    Oct 22, 2019 Buzz

    State acts against abusive practices – but does not walk-the-walk

    The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dti) recently invited public comment on draft regulations aimed at protecting small business against abusive practices by either dominant suppliers or customers. According to Minister Ebrahim… more
  • No Good Replacing Your Tyres, Without Checking Your Shocks
    Oct 22, 2019 Buzz

    No Good Replacing Your Tyres, Without Checking Your Shocks

    The truth is, no matter how good your tyres or brakes are, worn shock absorbers are dangerous, and often the most overlooked vehicle safety part critical for vehicle safety and maintenance. Your tyres are your only point of contact with the… more
  • NADA’s highly successful dealer performance roadshow provided attendees with ample food for thought
    Oct 22, 2019 Buzz

    NADA’s highly successful dealer performance roadshow provided attendees with ample food…

    The National Automobile Dealers’ Association Dealer Performance Programme (DPP) is a platform for individuals within the automobile franchise retail dealership environment to engage on issues related to improving dealership performance. “Now in… more
  • Orange is the new black
    Oct 22, 2019 Buzz

    Orange is the new black

    The colour orange can have a polarising effect – people either love it or hate it. If current trends in fashion, accessories and cars are anything to go by, consumer views on orange are shifting quickly towards the positive end of the spectrum.… more
  • Electric vehicles to disrupt but not eradicate turbocharger fitment, says GlobalData
    Oct 22, 2019 Buzz

    Electric vehicles to disrupt but not eradicate turbocharger fitment, says GlobalData

    The relentless pursuit of lower emissions and fuel consumption has driven a significant jump in the fitment of turbocharged engines over the last two decades – first with turbocharged diesels and then with downsized gasoline engines. However,… more
  • KZN business scoops 2019 Exporter of the Year Award
    Oct 22, 2019 Buzz

    KZN business scoops 2019 Exporter of the Year Award

    Sumitomo Rubber South Africa clinches KZN Exporter of the Year - Africa Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd has won at the KZN Exporter of the Year Awards – for the second year in a row. Announced on 17October at the awards banquet held at… more
  • AARTO amendments introduce more ‘stealth taxes’
    Oct 22, 2019 Buzz

    AARTO amendments introduce more ‘stealth taxes’

    Association remains concerned that system is geared towards revenue collection and not road safety The Automobile Association (AA) says government is adding ‘stealth tax’ to the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act,… more
  • SA Fuel Economy Tour will follow interesting and scenic route
    Oct 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    SA Fuel Economy Tour will follow interesting and scenic route

    The upcoming WesBank SA Fuel Economy Tour in partnership with FNB, will traverse a route of national roads in South Africa, which is both interesting, as well as scenic in many places.These sentiments are shared by Willie du Plessis, who is the… more
  • A Celebration of Land Cruiser
    Oct 22, 2019 Buzz

    A Celebration of Land Cruiser

    Ten Million Icons In September 2019, Toyota Motor Corporation announced that cumulative global sales of its Land Cruiser series had surpassed 10 million units (a number achieved on 31 August 2019 according to their records). Tracing a lineage… more
  • The power of a purpose led brand
    Oct 22, 2019 Motoring

    The power of a purpose led brand

    Today, financials, market share and sales volumes are not the only and ultimate determinant of a brand’s long-term success. The bottom line is no longer the bottom line. Purpose is. Writes, Asif Hoosen, Head of Marketing, Product and PR at Audi… more
  • Focus on Transport month: Goodyear's award-winning Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 provides superior wet braking performance
    Oct 22, 2019 Buzz

    Focus on Transport month: Goodyear's award-winning Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 provides…

    Innovative technologies unlock significant improvements in wet braking without compromising ride comfort or road noise Prestigious test wins praising braking performance October has been declared Transport Month, an annual feature on the… more
  • uYilo opens 2019 round of grand funding to advance South African Electric Vehicle sector technology development
    Oct 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    uYilo opens 2019 round of grand funding to advance South African Electric Vehicle sector…

    National uYilo Electric Mobility Programme of the Technology Innovation Agency opens 2019 grant funding call Initiative to improve local technology supply chain development of the electric vehicle industry value chain South Africa’s development… more
  • The new MAN Lion's Coach has won the coveted
    Oct 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    MAN Lion's Coach crowned "Coach of the Year 2020"

    International trade journalists from 22 countries have selected the new MAN Lion's Coach as "Coach of the Year 2020". The jury were blown away by its coherent concept - combining cost-efficiency, comfort and reliability - as well as its… more
  • Volvo Trucks helps customers improve their cashflow with a new flexible service contract
    Oct 22, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Volvo Trucks helps customers improve their cashflow with a new flexible service contract

    Volvo Trucks is now introducing the Volvo Flexi-Gold Contract – a new usage-based service contract where monthly fees are aligned with actual mileage. This means hauliers have greater flexibility to adapt their operations to market conditions… more
  • Volkswagen Motorsport going for gold at GTC season finale at Red Star Raceway
    Oct 21, 2019 Motorsport

    Volkswagen Motorsport going for gold at GTC season finale at Red Star Raceway

    With GTC2 Manufacturers title secured, Volkswagen Motorsport on verge of claiming prized GTC crown Keagan Masters tops the GTC Drivers championship in debut season Close-run affair with top five drivers separated by just 17 points, Daniel Rowe… more
  • Cape Town to decide RX2 title too
    Oct 18, 2019 Motorsport

    Cape Town to decide RX2 title too

    The FIA World Rallycross Championship is not the only international series set for an epic title showdown at the 9-10 November Cape Town season finale. RX2 — the official World Rallycross support series also comes to a head as curtain raiser to… more
  • BMW South Africa receives double honours for its partnership with Southern Guild gallery at the 2019 BASA Awards
    Oct 18, 2019 Buzz

    BMW South Africa receives double honours for its partnership with Southern Guild gallery…

    BMW South Africa and Southern Guild gallery received top honours at the 22nd Annual Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Awards, held at Beechwood Gardens in Hyde Park, Johannesburg, on 13 October, winning in both the Innovation and Strategic… more
  • Autoboys and Kanye Vimba partner to deliver dynamic paint solutions
    Oct 18, 2019 Buzz

    Autoboys and Kanye Vimba partner to deliver dynamic paint solutions

    Automotive body shops across South Africa are set to gain access to a greater array of premium-quality, cost-efficient paint solutions thanks to a new joint venture agreement struck between Autoboys and Kanye Vimba. Founded in 2006, Kanye Vimba… more
  • Motor dealers’ road to recovery needs clear lanes
    Oct 18, 2019 Buzz

    Motor dealers’ road to recovery needs clear lanes

    The South African franchised motor dealer environment is under huge pressure. The market is down and a growing number of dealerships are in ICU with a direct potential loss of jobs as a result. In September we saw 37 707 new passenger and… more
  • Electrification and training: the excellence of the FCA Melfi plant for the new production of Jeep Compass for Europe, including the Plug-in Hybrid version
    Oct 18, 2019 Buzz

    Electrification and training: the excellence of the FCA Melfi plant for the new…

    The electrification of the FCA range continues: the first tests on the new production line for Jeep Compass - also including the Plug-in Hybrid version - have started at the Melfi plant in Basilicata, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this… more
  • Continental Celebrates Grand Opening of New Mississippi Tire Plant
    Oct 18, 2019 Buzz

    Continental Celebrates Grand Opening of New Mississippi Tire Plant

    Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and Continental Executive Board Member Christian Koetz join ceremony Investment will create 2,500 jobs Project is part of Continental’s Tire Division ‘Vision 2025’ growth strategy Continental, technology company… more
  • Goodyear announces return to British Touring Car Championship
    Oct 18, 2019 Motorsport

    Goodyear announces return to British Touring Car Championship

    Goodyear announces another return to motorsport and will become the new sole tyre supplier to the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) from 2020. The decision comes with a view to enhancing Goodyear's brand within the motorsport and… more
  • Focusing on silent operation: MEYLE brake expert Stefan Bachmann on brake noise, squealing and new product developments
    Oct 18, 2019 Buzz

    Focusing on silent operation: MEYLE brake expert Stefan Bachmann on brake noise,…

    What is going on in the area of product development? What is it about squealing brakes? Are brake noises bad per se? What does the driver type have to do with the brake pads? When it comes to braking, there are many questions – but luckily… more
  • Manufacturing Experts Confirmed to speak at the Western Cape Manufacturing Indaba 2019
    Oct 18, 2019 Buzz

    Manufacturing Experts Confirmed to speak at the Western Cape Manufacturing Indaba 2019

    Join us at this year’s most important manufacturing event – the Manufacturing Indaba Western Cape Conference and Exhibition. It takes place from the 6 November 2019, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, and brings together leading… more
  • Imperial is driving a new generation of safer road users this Transport Month
    Oct 18, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Imperial is driving a new generation of safer road users this Transport Month

    Youth empowerment to “Be Safe. Be Smart”. Imperial Logistics (‘Imperial’), a leading international supply chain and logistics company, is proud to announce the launch of its Imperial Road Safety Programme this transport month. This exciting… more
  • SA vehicle crime trends consistent
    Oct 18, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    SA vehicle crime trends consistent

    The results of the quarterly Tracker Vehicle Crime Index reveal that vehicle theft and hijacking trends in South Africa are unchanged from the annual Crime Index released in August. The statistics, from Tracker’s 1.1 million installed vehicle… more
  • 61 per cent of second-hand tyres sold in SA are illegal
    Oct 17, 2019 Buzz

    61 per cent of second-hand tyres sold in SA are illegal

    A recent report conducted by a major tyre manufacturerer, revealed that more than 60% per cent of second tyres sold in South Africa are illegal.* “This is a staggering statistic,” says chairperson of the South African Tyre Manufacturing… more
  •  China's vehicle market heading for another decline in 2019, says GlobalData
    Oct 17, 2019 Buzz

    China's vehicle market heading for another decline in 2019, says GlobalData

    September's China vehicle market was the 15th consecutive monthly decline in China, the world's largest and it's a growing concern for the global automotive sector, David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics… more
  • Bridgestone launched its ‘Bandag Fleets We Depend On’ Roadshow earlier this year to help dispel some of the most common retread fallacies. The campaign featured interactive exhibits allowing guests to compete in a retread knowledge quiz game, demonstrations and customer testimonials.
    Oct 17, 2019 Buzz

    Technology Helps Today’s Retreads Rival New Tires in Quality and Safety

    Tire manufacturers are constantly exploring ways to make the retread process more cost effective while increasing productivity. Many retread tire manufacturers still cite long-standing quality and safety misconceptions as the retread industry’s… more
  • Meals on Fiat Wheels
    Oct 17, 2019 Buzz

    Meals on Fiat Wheels

    Fiat Professional is making a small but very real difference to hungry South Africans by donating five Fiat Doblo Cargos to Meals on Wheels. The initiative forms support for World Food Day, recognised around the world to tackle global hunger.… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 15 October 2019
    Oct 16, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 15 October 2019

    MasterTips: Running red light fatalities According to international statistics, fatalities as a result of running of red lights has reached a ten-year high and a 28% increase since 2012. Why, if drivers are clearly aware of the dangers of… more
  • Grade 12 learners from Alexandra High holding their VCI certificates with Len Brand, CEO of TATA
    Oct 16, 2019 Buzz

    TATA continues its support in developing essential life skills for students

    “Listening is expensive because it is a skill. These past two years I have learned that my voice is my strength and it is a powerful weapon which is often taken for granted. Our voices can be used to conquer the world that is why it is… more
  • U.S. Battery Scientists Prepare to Boost Power and Lifetime of Advanced Lead Batteries
    Oct 16, 2019 Buzz

    U.S. Battery Scientists Prepare to Boost Power and Lifetime of Advanced Lead Batteries

    Technical roadmap charts research program to create next generation technology Researchers have unveiled a program designed to produce high performance batteries in the United States (U.S.) for renewables energy storage and improved hybrid… more
  • Fuel picture mixed as oil, Rand take a breather
    Oct 16, 2019 Buzz

    Fuel picture mixed as oil, Rand take a breather

    Fuel prices are showing a mixed picture for November, with some prices predicted to climb and others falling. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the… more
  • Looking to buy a good second hand 4x2 diesel double cab bakkie? Look no further.
    Oct 16, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Looking to buy a good second hand 4x2 diesel double cab bakkie? Look no further.

    Based on AutoTrader sales statistics for 2019 (year-to-date), the popular Ford Ranger takes top spot for the most sold second-hand 4x2 double cab diesel bakkies under R450,000. The average selling price for all Rangers in this category is R295… more
  • Car insurance mistakes that could cost you money
    Oct 15, 2019 Buzz

    Car insurance mistakes that could cost you money

    When it comes to car insurance, there are things you may be doing that could risk your cover and needlessly increase your premiums. “Car insurance is essentially a grudge purchase,” observes Barend Smit, Marketing Director of MotorHappy, a… more
  • Motoring app connects car owners and service providers
    Oct 15, 2019 Buzz

    Motoring app connects car owners and service providers

    Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), says for several years now there has been a call from the motoring sector as well as the motoring public for a quick and convenient way to find service providers. “In response… more
  • 3 Weeks to Go: Manufacturing Indaba comes to Cape Town
    Oct 15, 2019 Buzz

    3 Weeks to Go: Manufacturing Indaba comes to Cape Town

    Learn, Meet, Network and Do Business at the Western Cape Manufacturing Indaba The Western Cape Manufacturing Indaba provides an invaluable platform for executives, manufacturers, government representatives, project developers and investors to… more
  • Strong industry support for SA Fuel Economy Tour
    Oct 15, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Strong industry support for SA Fuel Economy Tour

    South African vehicle manufacturers and importers have come out in strong support of the upcoming WesBank Fuel Economy Tour in partnership with FNB. So far 11 different vehicle brands, as well as Motus, a major motor retail group, have… more
  • Steel import duties might be utilised as a weapon in a trade war; however, it is not appropriate for the SA steel industry
    Oct 15, 2019 Buzz

    Steel import duties might be utilised as a weapon in a trade war; however, it is not…

    The news of the closure of Robor, a 90-year old South African blue-chip steel producer, has recently occupied industrial news headlines. At the time of the introduction of duties in 2015, NEASA cautioned government of the consequences of… more
  • Pure electric debut: prices announced for Sweden’s pioneering Uniti One, from £15,100
    Oct 15, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Pure electric debut: prices announced for Sweden’s pioneering Uniti One, from £15,100

    Unity One pure EV priced from £15,100 in the UK, including Government subsidy Embodies Scandinavian-inspired design and smartphone-like ethos Compact and ultra-efficient three-seat urban EV boasts range of up to 300 km1 First customers will… more
  • ZF Aftermarket Brings Technical Training Team for Daily Trainings to AAPEX 2019
    Oct 15, 2019 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Brings Technical Training Team for Daily Trainings to AAPEX 2019

    Technical trainings will be hosted on ZF Aftermarket's latest product developments ZF Aftermarket presents at Let's Tech Stage and Mobility Garage Stage ZF Aftermarket will host several technical training sessions throughout the Automotive… more
  • ‘Paris-Saclay Autonomous Lab’: Groupe Renault starts public trial of its on-demand car service using autonomous, electric and shared ZOE Cab
    Oct 15, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    ‘Paris-Saclay Autonomous Lab’: Groupe Renault starts public trial of its on-demand car…

    From 14th October to 8th November 2019, a panel of around 100 people will use the on-demand car service provided by two electric, autonomous and shared Renault ZOE Cab prototypes, on the Paris-Saclay urban campus. The objective of this… more
  • Subaru SA introduces an extended maintenance plan on new Subaru models
    Oct 15, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Subaru SA introduces an extended maintenance plan on new Subaru models

    MORE CONFIDENCE IN MOTION WITH A COMPREHENSIVE 5-YR/120 000KM MAINTENANCE PLAN COUPLED WITH A 5-YR/150 000KM MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY Subaru Southern Africa has launched an extended 5-year/120 000km comprehensive Maintenance Plan offered on… more
  • Dayco at AAPEX 2019
    Oct 14, 2019 Buzz

    Dayco at AAPEX 2019

    Dayco is a global leader in the research, design, manufacture and distribution of essential engine drive systems and aftermarket services for automotive, truck, construction, agriculture and industrial applications. Through our expertise in… more
  • Toyota’s Compact People Mover Refreshed
    Oct 14, 2019 Motoring

    Toyota’s Compact People Mover Refreshed

    The Toyota Avanza has been truly embraced by the South African public since the first generation was introduced in 2010. The current model achieves an Average Monthly Volume of around 440 units – making it a formidable player in both the MPV… more
  • Groupe Renault, Waymo and the Paris region are exploring setting up an autonomous mobility service between Roissy-Charles De Gaulle and La Defense
    Oct 14, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault, Waymo and the Paris region are exploring setting up an autonomous…

    An initiative that aims to deploy, in the years to come, a new service that will be beneficial to Île-de-France residents and tourists, complementary to the existing transport offering. This project is part of Groupe Renault's commitment to… more
  • Toyota to unveil 2nd generation Mirai concept
    Oct 14, 2019 Motoring

    Toyota to unveil 2nd generation Mirai concept

    Early glimpse of the new Mirai at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show Driving range extended by up to 30% Latest fuel-cell electric vehicle technology improves dynamics and efficiency Toyota will take advanced zero-emission fuel-cell electric vehicle… more
  • The Board of Directors of Renault met to decide on the Group's governance.
    Oct 14, 2019 Buzz

    The Board of Directors of Renault met to decide on the Group's governance.

    At this meeting, the Board of Directors decided to end the mandate of Mr Thierry Bolloré as Chief Executive Officer of Renault SA and President of Renault s.a.s with immediate effect. The Board of Directors also decided to appoint, with… more
  • CeMAT RUSSIA 2019 provides comprehensive overview of intralogistics
    Oct 14, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    CeMAT RUSSIA 2019 provides comprehensive overview of intralogistics

    CeMAT RUSSIA ran from 24 to 26 September 2019 at the IEC Crocus Expo in Moscow. The tradeshow for materials handling, warehousing equipment and logistics featured more than 150 exhibiting companies and attracted 5,700 visitors, solidifying its… more
  • Key factors when applying for business finance
    Oct 11, 2019 Buzz

    Key factors when applying for business finance

    Many factors go into the decision making pot when funders decide to approve or decline a loan, and not all of these are within your control. This article looks at some of the key factors that will impact on your loan, and what you can do to… more
  • MEYLE Performance Update October 2019
    Oct 11, 2019 Motorsport

    MEYLE Performance Update October 2019

    Exciting weeks with spectacular races and great events lie behind us. We are already looking forward to the next season. In our monthly MEYLE Performance Update you will find lots of insights and pictures for free editorial use. ·ADAC GT… more
  • Serco  Team: Charl Coetzee MD Travis Piek Technical Director, Clinton Holcroft CEO and Trevor Holcroft Chairman of Serco (Pty) Ltd
    Oct 11, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Serco’s Gold Award a Reward for its High Quality Trailers

    Serco’s gold certificate win in the Innovation Awards competition held during the recent 2019 Automechanika Trade Fair in Johannesburg is a reward for the company’s determination to give its customers the edge by continually raising the… more
  • Smarter Mobility Summit Africa shines light on funding shortage
    Oct 11, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Smarter Mobility Summit Africa shines light on funding shortage

    Event a massive success, showcasing exciting innovation in the transport ecosystem The Smarter Mobility Summit Africa that was held at the Sun Arena at Time Square in Pretoria on 1-2 October, showcased inspiring levels of commitment and… more
  • Victory for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s De Villiers/Haro in Morocco
    Oct 11, 2019 Motorsport

    Victory for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s De Villiers/Haro in Morocco

    Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Giniel de Villiers and Spanish co-driver, Alex Haro, won the fifth and final stage of the 2019 Rally of Morocco, sealing their overall victory in the process. The pair took over the lead of the tough event during stage… more
  • Johannesburg exhibition bookings are now open for Manufacturing Indaba
    Oct 11, 2019 Buzz

    Johannesburg exhibition bookings are now open for Manufacturing Indaba

    Book an Exhibition Stand to participate in the biggest Manufacturing Event in South Africa The Manufacturing Indaba exhibition provides a platform for companies of all sizes to showcase their manufacturing technologies, solutions and services.… more
  • Michelin wins bronze at the New Generation Social and Digital Media Awards
    Oct 10, 2019 Buzz

    Michelin wins bronze at the New Generation Social and Digital Media Awards

    Michelin Tyre Company South Africa walked away with a bronze award at the New Generation Social and Digital Media Awards held in Johannesburg on Friday 4th October 2019. The award recognized and celebrated best social media reach for the… more
  • More people keeping their cars for longer
    Oct 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    More people keeping their cars for longer

    Association says regular maintenance of vehicles critical to safer motoring More than 90 percent of South Africans say they are keeping their vehicles for longer due to the current economy, with just over 40 percent saying they are keeping… more
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa makes significant gains in market share
    Oct 10, 2019 Buzz

    Volkswagen Group South Africa makes significant gains in market share

    Volkswagen Group sold 64 658 vehicles from January to September 2019 Volkswagen's market share in the passenger market climbs to 20.2% year-to-date Audi's market share in the premium market grows to 17.8% year-on-year Volkswagen Commercial… more
  • First electric vehicle road trip in Africa shines spotlight on innovation in SA
    Oct 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    First electric vehicle road trip in Africa shines spotlight on innovation in SA

    As the first-ever electric vehicle road trip (EVRT) in South Africa toured the national uYilo eMobility Programme in Nelson Mandela Bay - Port Elizabeth on 7 October 2019, awareness around sustainable mobility innovation in South Africa shifted… more
  • Helping You Move More Metal
    Oct 10, 2019 Buzz

    Helping You Move More Metal

    It’s October already! 2019 has passed in a blur. We find ourselves in the last quarter of the year with the frenzy of the holiday shopping season drawing near. For us at AutoTrader, it’s the perfect time to take stock of what has been achieved… more
  • SABS improves financial performance during Administration
    Oct 10, 2019 Buzz

    SABS improves financial performance during Administration

    The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), which was placed under Administration in June 2018, presented its integrated annual report to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry today. “In the year under review, the report… more
  • Kwikfit brings total ease to car care
    Oct 10, 2019 Buzz

    Kwikfit brings total ease to car care

    Waterfront and Cavendish branches extend services - becomes one-stop-shop Kwikfit Cavendish Mall and V&A Waterfront will be extending their services from the 1st of November 2019 to include all the following services: brakes and break pad… more
  • ZF Aftermarket Introduces New Products, Services Expanding the Company’s Perfectly Tailored Portfolio of Solutions
    Oct 10, 2019 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket Introduces New Products, Services Expanding the Company’s Perfectly…

    WHAT: As one of the largest global automotive suppliers, ZF Aftermarket brings the technology of today to the innovations of tomorrow, enabling the next generation mobility. ZF Aftermarket features a perfectly tailored product portfolio which… more
  • CredoLab improves credit scoring in car finance using smartphone data
    Oct 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    CredoLab improves credit scoring in car finance using smartphone data

    Alternative credit scoring fintech company CredoLab has launched in South Africa to help financial institutions and other lenders credit score more people, especially those who are new to bank and new to credit. Launched in Singapore three… more
  • The LAB: 50 years of collaborative work between Groupe PSA and Groupe Renault to improve road safety
    Oct 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The LAB: 50 years of collaborative work between Groupe PSA and Groupe Renault to improve…

    Formed in 1969 by the two French automakers, the LAB is a laboratory for accident analysis, biomechanics and the study of human behavior. Its purpose is to observe, analyze and anticipate with a view to furthering road safety. The LAB has… more
  • Specially-designed Toyota “Tokyo 2020 Version” e-palette to provide automated mobility to athletes
    Oct 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Specially-designed Toyota “Tokyo 2020 Version” e-palette to provide automated mobility to…

    Up to 20 of the e-Palette vehicles to support athlete movement at Tokyo 2020 Will Offer Low-Speed SAE Level 4 Automated Transportation throughout the Olympic and Paralympic villages Vehicle on display from October 24 to November 4 at 2019 Tokyo… more
  • Audi now offers extended peace of mind motoring
    Oct 10, 2019 Buzz

    Audi now offers extended peace of mind motoring

    The standard Audi Freeway Plan is a comprehensive maintenance and service plan that covers all Audi vehicles for the first 100 000 km or five years Audi drivers can now extend their Audi Freeway Plans to 300 000 km or 10 years The Audi Freeway… more
  • Groupe Renault creates RENAULT M.A.I. (Mobility as an Industry) to accelerate its development in new mobility services and build strategic partnerships
    Oct 10, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Groupe Renault creates RENAULT M.A.I. (Mobility as an Industry) to accelerate its…

    To anticipate and support the deep changes in lifestyles and consumption patterns, Groupe Renault has been involved in new mobility services for the past four years by developing car services with or without drivers (Renault MOBILITY, Zity in… more
  • No Second Guessing in Secunda
    Oct 09, 2019 Partinform

    No Second Guessing in Secunda

    Secunda was established in the 1970’s and has proved to be one of South Africa’s great success stories. Built in the middle of the coal fields of Mpumalanga by Sasol, at the behest of government, there was no second guessing at the time Fast… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 08 October 2019
    Oct 09, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 08 October 2019

    MasterTips: Commercial vehicle collisions Slow-speed vehicle collisions could be the biggest crash hazard for fleets. According to a leading telematics company in the US two out of every 10 collisions involving commercial vehicles, fitted with… more
  • Fast drivers for fastest animal
    Oct 09, 2019 Buzz

    Fast drivers for fastest animal

    Corporate teams will attempt to emulate the Cheetah's speed when they pit their driving skills against each other at the 11th annual Charity Cheetah Karting Day which takes place at the Zwartkops Karting track on Sunday 13 October in aid of the… more
  • Renai Moothilal, Executive Director of NAACAM
    Oct 09, 2019 Buzz

    NAACAM supports trade and investment initiative with Nigeria

    The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) says it supports the recent trade and investment initiatives discussed between South Africa and Nigeria as part of the recently concluded State visit between the… more
  • Battery innovation roadmap points to energy storage revolution in Europe
    Oct 09, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Battery innovation roadmap points to energy storage revolution in Europe

    Technology will boost performance of batteries for micro-hybrid cars and renewable energy storage ONE of the world’s mainstay battery technologies is set to turbo charge its performance to support growing demand for more battery energy storage… more
  • Electric vehicles in Transport Month
    Oct 09, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Electric vehicles in Transport Month

    It is Transport Month in South Africa, when public and private stakeholders reflect on ways to improve South Africa’s transport, which serves a large population by road and rail. The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI)… more
  • Event launch of the E-Mobility Congress in South Africa
    Oct 09, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Event launch of the E-Mobility Congress in South Africa

    THEME: The Future of EV in South Africa: Making SA EV Viable The wheel is slowly turning and rapid technological developments in terms of fast charging, improved electric vehicle range, design and integration are addressing these concerns.… more
  • Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s AL ATTIYAH/BAUMEL extend lead at 2019 Rally of Morocco
    Oct 09, 2019 Motorsport

    Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s AL ATTIYAH/BAUMEL extend lead at 2019 Rally of Morocco

    A second place finish on Stage 3 of the 2019 Rally of Morocco saw Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel maintain their overall lead in the event. At the same time, Giniel de Villiers and Alex Haro also held… more
  • Ford Adds Eye-Catching Style and Exceptional Value to Ranger XLS Models
    Oct 09, 2019 Motoring

    Ford Adds Eye-Catching Style and Exceptional Value to Ranger XLS Models

    Chrome Styling Pack now available as a no-cost option on all Ford Ranger XLS models, comprising Single Cab, SuperCab and Double Cab - 10 models in all Upmarket and distinctive features include chrome finishes and stainless steel rear sports… more
  • top five pre-owned mid-range SUVs on the market
    Oct 09, 2019 Motoring

    Top five pre-owned mid-range SUVs on the market

    By Jeff Osborne, Gumtree Autos The SUV market continues to boom in South Africa. Great urban handling with room for the family plus enough off-road ability to cope with rough city streets or a hint of adventure – that’s the mix that appeals.… more
  • Mahindra emerges as one of the fastest growing brands in SA
    Oct 09, 2019 Buzz

    Mahindra emerges as one of the fastest growing brands in SA

    KUV100 becomes fastest growing model in its price segment* Mahindra Pik Up range recognised as fastest growing bakkie on the market* * As measured by Naamsa vehicle sales for the period January to September 2019 compared with the same period in… more
  • Road safety drives innovative SA Taxi, Bridgestone partnership
    Oct 09, 2019 Buzz

    Road safety drives innovative SA Taxi, Bridgestone partnership

    Launch of new tyre designed for South African road conditions provides minibus taxi owners nationwide with affordable and safe option With South Africa having one of the world’s poorest road safety records and nearly 20% of accidents involving… more
  • The new TLT-Turbo fan for Mechanical Vapor Recompression
    Oct 08, 2019 Buzz

    TLT-Turbo Introduces the Next Generation of Mechanical Vapor Recompression

    TLT-Turbo GmbH, a global ventilation fans and systems manufacturer, has launched a new range of mechanical vapor recompression fans, with ceramic hybrid bearings that provide an exceptionally long operational lifespan. Integrating the latest… more
  • Bold Isuzu D-Max X-Rider Black Steps Out of The Shadows
    Oct 08, 2019 Motoring

    Bold Isuzu D-Max X-Rider Black Steps Out of The Shadows

    The Isuzu D-Max X-Rider Black, a limited-edition double cab 4x2 based on the popular 2.5 litre diesel D-Max has been re-introduced to the South African market for another limited period. Revealed at a black-tie gala dinner held inside the Isuzu… more
  • 2019 ENGEN Pitch & Polish culminates in all-women final
    Oct 08, 2019 Buzz

    2019 ENGEN Pitch & Polish culminates in all-women final

    The ten-year anniversary edition of the ENGEN Pitch & Polish workshop and competition programme came to a glittering and thrilling conclusion on Thursday, 3 October in Johannesburg. Hosted by Raizcorp’s Frans Teffo, the evening opened with an… more
  • How human a leader are you?
    Oct 08, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    How human a leader are you?

    Now that technology is becoming more transparent, the focus will start shifting back to what being human is all about. That presents a massive challenge for the leaders of today. Have you noticed how many South African politicians have been… more
  • MITSUBISHI MOTORS Lineup at 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019 World Premieres
    Oct 08, 2019 Motoring

    MITSUBISHI MOTORS Lineup at 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019 World Premieres

    MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) is giving two concept cars its global premiere at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019: the MI-TECH CONCEPT and the Super Height K-Wagon Concept. The Tokyo Motor Show opens to the public from October 24 to November… more
  • The Expo Industry in South Africa: An Insider’s View
    Oct 08, 2019 Buzz

    The Expo Industry in South Africa: An Insider’s View

    by Mr Craig Newman, CEO, Johannesburg Expo Centre From MamaMagic to the Vodacom rAge Expo and HuntEx to SA Fashion Week, there are exhibitions for so many different niches in South Africa every year. And for the most part, the exhibition… more
  • Goodyear_WEC_Fuji01: Jota Sport Pitstop, 2019 FIA WEC World Endurance Championship, 6 Hours of Fuji from October 4 to 6 at Oyama, Japan
    Oct 08, 2019 Motorsport

    Double podium for Goodyear at FIA World Endurance Championship Fuji 6 hours

    Jota Sport takes second place after charging comeback drive Jackie Chan DC Racing third after leading race High Class Racing star in opening stages The second stage of Goodyear's comeback to motor sport was this past weekend at the 6 Hours of… more
  • Charging infrastructure rollout nationwide in Africa’s Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT)
    Oct 08, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Charging infrastructure rollout nationwide in Africa’s Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT)

    Electric vehicles (EVs) have the potential to significantly enrich people’s lives in a world of zero emissions. Kabelo Rabotho, Marketing Director, Nissan South Africa says, “one hundred EVs with zero emissions and intelligent energy… more
  • Haval South Africa and Wesbank team up to bring H2 customers even more peace of mind.
    Oct 08, 2019 Buzz

    Haval South Africa and Wesbank team up to bring H2 customers even more peace of mind.

    Haval Motors South Africa has had a landmark year in the South African Motor Industry growing by 50% year on year for the first half of the year, being awarded a Gold award in the NADA dealer satisfaction awards and reaching the 1000 unit… more
  • Keeping the wheels of the funeral industry turning
    Oct 08, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Keeping the wheels of the funeral industry turning

    The funeral industry has evolved rapidly over the last few years, with many businesses expanding their services and offerings. With this evolution, there is also a need for more efficient use and maintenance of the vehicles within the industry… more
  • Renault - Standard comprehensive insurance across Kwid, Sandero and Clio
    Oct 08, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Renault - Standard comprehensive insurance across Kwid, Sandero and Clio

    As RENAULT SOUTH AFRICA, we pride ourselves in marketing some of the most stylish hatchback vehicles in the industry - from the entry level funky KWID, to the ever-popular SANDERO and the striking - and oh-so-sexy Renault CLIO. NOW, consumers… more
  • To Parys for the final of the SA National Cross Country Championship
    Oct 07, 2019 Motorsport

    To Parys for the final of the SA National Cross Country Championship

    The sixth and final round of the 2019 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) will take place on 1 and 2 November at Parys in the Free State and although most championship titles have been decided, tantalising racing can be expected… more
  • Toyota HiAce Presentation
    Oct 07, 2019 Motoring

    Toyota HiAce Presentation

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  • The State of the Industry: Delivering continuous value long after the sale
    Oct 07, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    The State of the Industry: Delivering continuous value long after the sale

    By Johan Erasmus, General Manager: Dealer and Product Support at Hitachi Construction Machinery Africa In today’s competitive business landscape, those who achieve success (no matter the industry) are those who are able to reduce their… more
  • Exciting News from CYMOT
    Oct 07, 2019 Buzz

    Exciting News from CYMOT

    We have a massive deal on our Janni Tent for you. Be sure to grab yourself one. While stocks last & You can now purchase these beautiful and reusable boutique bags (below) at all our CYMOT branches nationwide. Be responsible and do the right… more
  • Saving Our Chubby Unicorns
    Oct 07, 2019 Buzz

    Saving Our Chubby Unicorns

    World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) celebrates the Black Rhino on #WorldAnimalDay Ford Wildlife Foundation supports Black Rhino Range Expansion Project Celebrating one of South Africa's Big Five this World Animal Day Friday 4 October was… more
  • ZF Aftermarket's #ItsAboutThePart Campaign Coming to an End
    Oct 07, 2019 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket's #ItsAboutThePart Campaign Coming to an End

    The end of the campaign is November 2nd, 2019 Enter to win the final prizes of the month Since July 2019, ZF Aftermarket has ran the #ItsAboutThePart campaign and on November 2, 2019, the campaign will come to end. All the pictures ZF… more
  •  Jim Muse, Vice President of RefinishEurope, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
    Oct 07, 2019 Buzz

    Axalta appoints Jim Muse as Vice President of Refinish forEurope, Middle East and Africa

    Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, on the 4th October 2019, announced the appointment of Jim Muse as Vice President of RefinishEurope, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) effective immediately. He succeeds… more
  • Standox special colour: Performance Blue for a bright blue
    Oct 07, 2019 Buzz

    Standox special colour: Performance Blue for a bright blue

    Standox, a global refinish brand from Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings,stands for the Art of Refinishing, and has developed its own special colourfor the first time. Standox Performance Blue, a radiant metallic… more
  • Prevent your battery from taking a permanent vacation
    Oct 03, 2019 Buzz

    Prevent your battery from taking a permanent vacation

    As the holiday season approaches, many families are making plans for their well-deserved breaks. Some of these arrangements include accommodation, flights and making sure things are taken care of at home such as your pets, security and turning… more