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  • Tenneco launches Monroe® OESPECTRUM® production line in Gliwice, Poland
    Dec 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tenneco launches Monroe® OESPECTRUM® production…

    Company’s dedicated aftermarket shock absorber manufacturing facility starts state-of-the-art production line for OESpectrum premium shocks. Celebrates production of 5 million Monroe Original® shocks and struts Gliwice, Poland, December 7, 2016 –… more
    Editor 88
  • Dealer principal of Produkta Nissan tells why he is a winner
    Dec 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Dealer principal of Produkta Nissan tells why he…

    Bubbling, contagious enthusiasm for everything he does, along with loyal and motivated team members who are totally committed to the products they sell and services they render, together with a daily business monitoring system are the winning… more
    Editor 82
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 09/12/2016
  • Dec 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan South Africa appoints Leslie Ramsoomar as…

    Ramsoomar shifts gears from Renault to Nissan to extend his expertise across the Alliance ROSSLYN, Pretoria (08 December 2016) – From the floor of a Nissan dealership to the boardroom at Nissan head office in Rosslyn, Nissan South Africa has… more
    Editor 82
  • New Strategy for Peugeot Citroën South Africa
    Dec 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Strategy for Peugeot Citroën South Africa

    PCSA held a strategy meeting with its entire dealer network, investors and stakeholders on Wednesday, 7 December, where the company’s five-year-plan was rolled out. Three key messages were shared: The focus from 2017 will be on the Peugeot Brand The… more
    Editor 83
  • NAACAM SHOW: World Class Conference Speakers
  • NAACAM SHOW Conference Session 5: Leadership and Skills
  • Sir David Attenborough presents Land Rover prize at conservation awards
    Dec 07, 2016 Events

    Sir David Attenborough presents Land Rover prize…

    Land Rover joins Sir David Attenborough and Tusk royal patron the Duke of Cambridge for the 2016 Tusk Conservation Awards at the V&A Museum, London Awards recognise excellence in conservation in Africa and tireless efforts to protect its most… more
    Editor 348
  • Nissan introduces driverless towing system at Oppama Plant
    Dec 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan introduces driverless towing system at…

    YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the introduction of Intelligent Vehicle Towing (IVT), a fully automated vehicle towing system, at its Oppama Plant. Nissan has worked on making the relationship between people, cars and… more
    Editor 116
  • Ronnie Leten, CEO and president
    Dec 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Atlas Copco sets non-financial goals for…

    Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has revised the key performance indicators (KPIs) and goals for its non-financial priorities for sustainable profitable growth. Last year Atlas Copco identified five priorities… more
    Editor 176
  • Driving With a Pet in the Vehicle
    Dec 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Driving With a Pet in the Vehicle

    Its holiday time and everyone – including the pets – are so focused on reaching their destination (the park down the road or the coast) that, aside from the obvious, little thought is given to the safety of the pets being transported. A sponsored… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 81
  • Standard bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - November 2016
    Dec 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Standard bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle…

    “New passenger vehicles continued to show strain, declining by 13.8% year on year. We anticipate car sales challenges will continue into 2017 largely driven by above inflation car prices”. General Comments on November 2016 NAAMSA sales: Month on… more
    Editor 108
  • Naamsa comment on the November, 2016 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Dec 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa comment on the November, 2016 South…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of November, 2016 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association commented that conditions in the new vehicle market, with… more
    NAAMSA 100
  • Economic Insights: South Africa's winding road
    Dec 05, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: South Africa's winding road

    As the second term of the Zuma era steadily unwinds, the nature of political change in South Africa is acquiring an ever sharper edge. At a time when few can be certain of the Zuma succession (or its timing), it is perhaps remarkable how many are… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 103
  • Economic Insights: The Old Boys network revived
    Dec 05, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: The Old Boys network revived

    It was a nice try a few months ago, imagining an all-girls team in charge in 2017. Hillary in Washington, Theresa in London & Angela in Berlin, Janet at the Fed and Christine at the IMF (if not France). Facing off the usual bullies Putin, Erdogan,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 84
  • Providing national guidance
    Dec 05, 2016 On the Cees

    Providing national guidance

    As President Zuma winged north to attend the funeral of Fidel Castro, the RMB/BER business confidence index for the 4Q16 was released (a drop to 38 from 42, meaning nearly two-thirds of business executives expressed a lack of confidence) while the… more
    Cees Bruggemans 80
  • Automechanika Shanghai 2016 biggest show to date, past records shattered, scale of show surges
    Dec 05, 2016 Events

    Automechanika Shanghai 2016 biggest show to date,…

    Exhibition highlights specialised zones, including Connectivity, E-mobility & Infrastructure and Motorsport & High Performance / Wheels & Rims Advanced innovations and emphasis on connected mobility are driving force in Automechanika fringe… more
    Editor 448
  • Long live the lead-acid battery
    Dec 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Long live the lead-acid battery

    It’s easy to get confused about which battery is best. Which is the most durable? Which has the highest energy capacity? Lead-acid batteries are the oldest rechargeable batteries. However, more and more battery manufacturers have responded to this… more
    Editor 107
  • European surprise potential
    Dec 05, 2016 On the Cees

    European surprise potential

    SARB last week choose not to discuss European risk potential for SA in its latest monetary policy statement, instead preferring to focus on Trump, Fed and to a lesser extent Brexit. America remains our closest orbit. Leading overseas banks are not… more
    Cees Bruggemans 91
  • Growing distance
    Dec 05, 2016 On the Cees

    Growing distance

    The Zuma era has something in common with the Trump era in America. A growing distance between major social/political blocs. In SA this concerns the traditionalist Zuma patronage network seeking to build its own economic dispensation free of western… more
    Cees Bruggemans 81
  • Miracles do happen - Peugeot supports children in need
    Dec 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Miracles do happen - Peugeot supports children in…

    Johannesburg – With an ever-increasing number of disadvantaged children across South Africa and a fast approaching festive season, Peugeot South Africa has donated a brand new competition car in an effort to spread some festive cheer. The donation… more
    Editor 114
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 02/12/2016
    Dec 02, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 02/12/2016

    Happening on 5,6 & 7 April 2017 at the Durban ICC. Make a Booking Now more
    Editor 671
  • ABSA commentary on November 2016 vehicle sales
    Dec 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    ABSA commentary on November 2016 vehicle sales

    In summary 505,876 vehicles were sold in the first 11 months of the year. That is 11% less than the first 11 months of 2015. More Here more
    Editor 132
  • SA-built vehicles thrive in declining new car market
    Dec 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SA-built vehicles thrive in declining new car…

    The latest aggregated sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) show that the decline in new vehicle sales continued in November. A total of 46 413 vehicles were sold last month, a year-on-year… more
    Editor 101
  • Automechanika Johannesburg 2017 is expanding
    Dec 02, 2016 Events

    Automechanika Johannesburg 2017 is expanding

    Co-location of 3 brands namely: Reifen Scalex Futuroad Early bird discount if you book before end December 2016. Click Here more
    Editor 598
  • MEYLE doubles MEYLE-HD water pump range
    Dec 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE doubles MEYLE-HD water pump range

    New additions cater for numerous VW and Porsche applications 18 MEYLE-HD water pumps with SiC/SiC mechanical seal and water pump bearing in OE quality Hamburg, November 2016. MEYLE has doubled its existing range of MEYLE HD water pumps for VW and… more
    Editor 118
  • Volkswagen’s Paint Shop celebrates 10 years of painting people’s cars
    Dec 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen’s Paint Shop celebrates 10 years of…

    Volkswagen’s Paint Shop celebrates 10 years of painting people’s cars On this day ten years ago, the former State of President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki officially opened the multi-million rand Paint Shop at the Volkswagen’s manufacturing factory… more
    Editor 121
  • Continental Appoints Two High-Profile Brand Ambassadors for Vision Zero
    Dec 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Appoints Two High-Profile Brand…

    Racing driver Clare Vale and road safety advocate Vuyi Mpofu announced as Continental brand ambassadors Both represent Continental's Vision Zero safety initiative in South Africa Promoting awareness of road safety issues as part of global campaign… more
    Editor 102
  • Mark Gutridge takes charge of BRiNK plant in the UK
    Nov 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mark Gutridge takes charge of BRiNK plant in the…

    New joint MD for BRiNK in SA and UK Mark Gutridge, the managing director of BRiNK Towing Systems South Africa, has added a similar role at BRiNK Towing Systems United Kingdom to his portfolio and is now in charge of towbar production facilities on… more
    Editor 118
  • MISA crowns 2016 Woman of the Year
    Nov 30, 2016 Events

    MISA crowns 2016 Woman of the Year

    Hanlie Strauss was named the 2016 Motor Industry Staff Association’s Woman of the Year at a glittering award ceremony in Johannesburg at the beginning of November. The Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) each year pays homage to the remarkable… more
    Editor 909
  • New Botswana Store for Tiger Wheel & Tyre
    Nov 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Botswana Store for Tiger Wheel & Tyre

    On 16 November 2016, Tiger Wheel & Tyre opened its second store in Gaborone, at the Airport Junction Shopping Centre. The new store, which has four fitment and one alignment bay, is under the expert supervision of Store Manager, Mark Kotze, assisted… more
    Editor 124
  • Nov 28, 2016 Events

    Full range of Repair & Maintenance items from…

    Automotive future is in connected mobility and smart technology EMMA – a car audio and tuning competition with international standards The 10th edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur has evolved from modest beginnings. Keeping pace with the growing… more
    Editor 1109
  • Economic Insights: Disruptive consequences
    Nov 28, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Disruptive consequences

    With potentially a new disrupter astride the world scene, if he so desires to act in this way, in the person of American President-elect Trump, and more such actors potentially astride the European scene from next year, one is tempted to cast back… more
    Cees Bruggemans 109
  • CYMOT Festive Sale
    Nov 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    CYMOT Festive Sale

    Motor spares and accessories, Outdoor equipment, fishing tackle and cycles, Workshop equipment and tools, Personal protective equipment, Automotive refinish products, Mining & Industrial products. Details here more
    Editor 116
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 28/11//2016
    Nov 28, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 28/11//2016

    Happening on 5,6 & 7 April 2017 at the Durban ICC. Make a Booking Now more
    Editor 1034
  • Keys Left in Vehicles Spurring More Thefts
    Nov 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Keys Left in Vehicles Spurring More Thefts

    Having recently spent several days driving in the US, and seeing the somewhat relaxed and carefree approach they have toward driving, it comes as no surprise that they have “problems” as highlighted in this article. Of course no South African driver… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 115
  • Volkswagen achieves new international environmental certification
    Nov 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen achieves new international…

    Volkswagen achieves new international standard of ISO 14001:2015 certification Certification completed in record time Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has been awarded the new International Environmental Certification - ISO 14001:2015. This… more
    Editor 124
  • SARB rates unchanged BUT
    Nov 28, 2016 On the Cees

    SARB rates unchanged BUT

    What surprised least in the unanimous SARB rate decision today: that it kept rates unchanged, and its preoccupation with uncertainties surrounding Trump policies, their global & SA impact, with Brexit a distant second concern. SARB’s domestic… more
    Cees Bruggemans 115
  • Want a Guaranteed White Christmas? Ford ‘Weather Factory’ Will Simulate Global Weather Conditions at Push of a Button
    Nov 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Want a Guaranteed White Christmas? Ford ‘Weather…

    Ford’s new state-of-the-art vehicle testing facility will simulate a huge range of demanding weather conditions – from arctic frost and desert heat to rainforest humidity Cologne, Germany, to replace Mont Blanc as site of tallest mountain in Western… more
    Editor 148
  • Message is clear – don’t drink and drive
    Nov 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Message is clear – don’t drink and drive

    At this time of the year many companies across South Africa will be hosting end-of-year functions for their staff. While these are festive, celebratory occasions, the Automobile Association (AA) urges all motorists to remember that alcohol and… more
    Automobile Association 113
  • Toyota dealers dominant at halfway mark in Sewells MSXI NADA business of the year 2016 contest
    Nov 24, 2016 Events

    Toyota dealers dominant at halfway mark in…

    Toyota dealers are leading the way at the halfway mark in the National Automobile Dealers’ Association’s Business of the Year (BOTY) contest organised by Sewells MSXI, the well-known, global consulting and outsourcing company which specialises in… more
    Editor 1567
  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City debut's in March 2017
    Nov 24, 2016 Events

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City debut's in March…

    The first edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City (AMHCMC) will debut on 15 March 2017. The three-day show aims to become Vietnam’s leading regional trade fair for the automotive service industry. This fair is expected to house 350 exhibitors and… more
    Editor 1498
  • Nissan donates vehicles to eight South African entrepreneurs
    Nov 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan donates vehicles to eight South African…

    Nissan South Africa has announced that it will donate eight vehicles to dynamic South African entrepreneurs to support and help grow their businesses, in partnership with the National Empowerment Fund (NEF). The sponsorship includes four Nissan… more
    Editor 155
  • Rio-Carb celebrates 35 years of innovation and service excellence
    Nov 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Rio-Carb celebrates 35 years of innovation and…

    Rio-Carb, a leading manufacturer of R-C700 Chromium Carbide (CrC) clad liner plates for the materials-handling industry, celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Founder and CEO Martin Maine has extensive experience in physical metallurgy, and has… more
    Editor 183
  • Goodyear's Eagle-360 Named One of 2016's Best Inventions by Time Magazine
    Nov 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear's Eagle-360 Named One of 2016's Best…

    AKRON, Ohio, November 23, 2016 - The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company's Eagle-360 concept tyre has been named one of Time magazine's "Best Inventions of the Year 2016." Each year, Timemagazine's technology editors list the year's "best inventions that… more
    Editor 148
  • Engen launches PETRONAS lubricants through rebranded Engen Oil Centre franchise
    Nov 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Engen launches PETRONAS lubricants through…

    Engen Petroleum, a leading producer and marketer of a wide range of fuels, lubricants and oil based products, has rebranded its lubricants distribution business as Engen Oil Centre – marking its official launch of the PETRONAS Lubricants… more
    Editor 177
  • SKF Product Information - VKBA 5460 – SKF is the OE Supplier of low friction wheel bearings for Iveco!
    Nov 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Product Information - VKBA 5460 – SKF is the…

    SKF has released an innovative series of bearings, developed with a low friction technology. For above applications, we are now offering a complete solution for rear axle, both for the OE and the aftermarket. In a close collaboration with IVECO, SKF… more
    Editor 137
  • Scaling new heights…
    Nov 24, 2016 On the Cees

    Scaling new heights…

    It is a strange mix. Our unemployed and discouraged labour topping 8.2 million, compared to 11 million formally working, with the 3Q16 total SA employment only up 5k year-on-year while the unemployed and discouraged jumped 519k (out of a population… more
    Cees Bruggemans 149
  • Jaguar Land Rover technical team does South Africa proud
    Nov 23, 2016 Events

    Jaguar Land Rover technical team does South…

    Thomas Grant, from Port Elizabeth, takes second place at Global Technician of the Year contest Jaguar Land Rover South Africa ranks third, internationally, for technical excellence Jaguar Land Rover South Africa develops world-class skills Pretoria,… more
    Editor 1952
  • New MEYLE website launch to round off rebranding campaign
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New MEYLE website launch to round off rebranding…

    The MEYLE website has a new look: Improved navigation helps streamline day-to-day routine for wholesale and repair businesses Hamburg, 22 November 2016. Technical expertise, product quality and customer service are the hallmarks of the MEYLE brand… more
    Editor 141
  • Fueling Your Inner Entrepreneur: Opportunities in the fuel retail sector
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fueling Your Inner Entrepreneur: Opportunities in…

    By James Noble, Business Development Management for the Fuel Retail Industry, Absa Business Banking For some, service stations evoke fond memories of pit-stops on the way to family holidays and other special occasions, for others they are simply a… more
    Editor 185
  • Mentorship is key to driving entrepreneurship
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mentorship is key to driving entrepreneurship

    Job creation and small business opportunities become a reality by looking at waste differently. Kgosi Ntono is a young man who is passionate about recycling waste and is currently a depot manager in Bloemfontein. As the depot manager, Kgosi manages… more
    Editor 226
  • Transport triumphs
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Transport triumphs

    Transport Month 2016 has drawn to a close and South Africans had the opportunity to benefit from a number of initiatives. Under the theme for this year, ‘Together we move South Africa forward,’ attention was paid to advancing road safety… more
    Editor 122
  • THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Results for the 2016 Tekkie Tax Campaign!!
    Nov 22, 2016 Events

    THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Results for the 2016 Tekkie…

    The cat is out of the bag . . . or rather, 2 cats out of 1 bag! Tekkie Tax is Celebrating for 2 reasons! Firstly . . . The result of the 2016 Tekkie Tax Campaign was released earlier today during the annual Tekkie Telebration function. South Africa… more
    Editor 1948
  • National Minimum Wage Recommendation
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    National Minimum Wage Recommendation

    Latest developments On Sunday, 20 November 2016, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the recommendations by an Advisory Panel on the envisaged 'national minimum wage'. Please note that these are only recommendations and that the detail has to… more
    Editor 130
  • Economic Insights: New storms (& lulls) brewing
    Nov 22, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: New storms (& lulls) brewing

    This is yet another week where you may count your blessings. With Trump heading right-of-centre with some of his senior appointments, making one wonder about what awaits in 2017. SARB likely not moving a hair this week, though reportedly still… more
    Cees Bruggemans 131
  • NAACAM SHOW - Strong Exhibiton Support
  • Pre-register now to enjoy FAST track!
    Nov 22, 2016 Events

    Pre-register now to enjoy FAST track!

    Meet 5,700 exhibitors and 120,000 visitors at the world's second largest brand trade fair for the automotive service industry More than a decade of development, Automechanika Shanghai has risen into a one-stop platform for information exchange,… more
    Editor 2154
  • Autopro Indonesia 2017
    Nov 22, 2016 Events

    Autopro Indonesia 2017

    The leading Auto Aftermarket event full of world’s largest brands, new innovative products and foreign exhibitors from the UK, Hungry, Australia, Taiwan, China and more. With over 6,000 targeted B2B buyers in attendance and some of the best live… more
    Editor 2044
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 22/11//2016
    Nov 22, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 22/11//2016

    NAACAM Show 5, 6, 7 April 2017 more
    Editor 1987
  • Bilstein's Bump 'n' Rebound newsletter is hot off the 'press'...
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Bilstein's Bump 'n' Rebound newsletter is hot off…

    Bump 'n' Rebound is proudly brought to you by Bilstein South Africa, and will keep you updated on what is going on in a world that is blue and yellow! Scroll down past the bullet points and save the PDF to your computer. In this issue: Ready,… more
    Editor 144
  • Study reveals women are the angriest drivers
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Study reveals women are the angriest drivers

    It seems appropriate that as you read this I am sitting – in a 5 mile long traffic jam – in London being a real time observer of the driving antics of the British driver. Given that most British motorists are pretty competent it came as somewhat of… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 150
  • Economic Insights: Affordable debauchery
    Nov 22, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Affordable debauchery

    Debauchery. It brings to mind Roman orgies of 2000 years ago. Or Boccaccio's Decameron 1300 years later. Narrowly interpreted as unrestrained indulgence, mainly of a sensual nature. In its broader sense it can be taken as referring to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 138
  • Is the world really ready for a smartphone on wheels?
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Is the world really ready for a smartphone on…

    Alain Visser has been selling cars for thirty years, as Senior VP at Volvo Cars, at Ford, at General Motors, and Opel. And, as he puts it, he is tired of the way it’s been done. Lynk & Co, his pet project, is pegged to become the “AirBNB of auto… more
    Jeff Osborne 144
  • Messe Frankfurt banks on Mobility 4.0 and digital transformation with the new Hypermotion trade fair
    Nov 22, 2016 Events

    Messe Frankfurt banks on Mobility 4.0 and digital…

    Study on mobility and digitalisation confirms shifting paradigm in the mobility field Following its recent announcement of a new trade fair with accompanying conferences on the subject of digital transformation, Messe Frankfurt is forging ahead with… more
    Editor 2091
  • Opinion piece: Steel industry: AMSA – yet another price increase
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Opinion piece: Steel industry: AMSA – yet another…

    AMSA has once again increased steel prices by about 10 percent, claiming to follow the so-called ‘basket’ of pricing levels, which they have agreed with Government. HISTORIC BACKGROUND Before international prices dropped below AMSA's production… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 175
  • F4SD rejects the proposed R3500 National Minimum Wage
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    F4SD rejects the proposed R3500 National Minimum…

    Forum 4 Service Delivery (F4SD) is shocked by the announcement made by NEDLAC, of a proposed national minimum wage of R3500.00. It is sad indeed that a country that is into the second decades since becoming an independent state, is still talking… more
    Editor 138
  • Red Shuttleworth, G.U.D. Holdings; Didier Marly, Atlas Copco; Patrick Modisane, Tirisano Trust; Mboneni Magada, Filpro with the KZN motor mechanics
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Durban informal mechanics receive one million…

    Fifty motor mechanics in Durban received one million Rands worth of automotive tools and equipment on 17 November 2016 towards the growth of their informal workshops. Filpro, an Enterprise Development Programme, partnered with Tirisano Trust and… more
    Editor 144
  • Cometh the late hour...
    Nov 22, 2016 On the Cees

    Cometh the late hour...

    A week before the rating agencies start their public pontifications about our net worth (investment grade or junk, it sounds so crass, nearly Trumpian), there was the first real hint of a labour market reform move (secret strike ballot, minimum… more
    Cees Bruggemans 137
  • The power of the second opinion
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The power of the second opinion

    If you’ve got a medical condition and need a diagnosis, the chances are you’ll get a second or event third opinion before making any decisions. The same should apply to our vehicles, says Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 131
  • I’m leaving, no you are fired
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    I’m leaving, no you are fired

    By Samantha Coetzer, Nicholas Preston and Reabetswe Mampane, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr In the recent unreported case of Kalipa Mtati v KPMG Services (Pty) Ltd (Case No: J2277/16), an employee submitted two resignation letters to her employer. Her first… more
    Editor 141
  • NAACAM SHOW Conference Session 4: Manufacturing Best Practise
    Nov 22, 2016 Events

    NAACAM SHOW Conference Session 4: Manufacturing…

    NAACAM Show 5, 6 & 7 April 2017 BOOK NOW more
    Editor 2275
  • Sewells MSXI Comes up with many winning strategies for 2017
    Nov 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Sewells MSXI Comes up with many winning…

    Sewells MSXI, the well-known, global consulting and outsourcing company which specialises in the automotive industry, came up with a string of winning strategies for retail motor dealers when it participated in the third NADA Business of the Year… more
    Editor 134
  • Volkswagen's Communications Division recognised at Volkswagen Group Environmental Awards
    Nov 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen's Communications Division recognised…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa lauded for comprehensive Think Blue. Factory Communication Campaign Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA) Communications Division was awarded the Think Blue. Factory Environmental Engagement Award, ahead of 27 other… more
    Editor 145
  • Independent Survey Puts Tiger Wheel & Tyre at the Top in Service Excellence
    Nov 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Independent Survey Puts Tiger Wheel & Tyre at the…

    An independent, nationwide survey, of 33 000 randomly selected interviewees, has revealed that South Africans rank Tiger Wheel & Tyre number one for "Service Excellence" in the "Vehicle Consumables Industry". The annual Ask Afrika Orange Index® is… more
    Editor 210
  • In the group photograph from left to right: Alan Shannon (Nedbank), Billy Siziba (3rd place, from Port Elizabeth), Murendeni Mafumo (Winner, from Johannesburg), Shirley Moroka-Mosia (Engen), Rishav Juglall (2nd place, from Durban), Allon Raiz (Raizcorp)
    Nov 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Become a ‘Pitch Addict’

    “First I was afraid; I was petrified” … Gloria Gaynor certainly did not have entrepreneurs in mind when she sang these words, in her classic disco hit “I will survive”. But the opening words of the song could very well describe the feelings of most… more
    Editor 156
  • Volkswagen donates R2 million to local charities
    Nov 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen donates R2 million to local charities

    Eleven charities, the latest beneficiaries of the Volkswagen for Good initiative Volkswagen to invest a further R2-million in local charities On Friday 11 November 2016, The Ray Mhlaba Skills Training Centre, Oosterland Child and Youth Care Centre,… more
    Editor 163
  • Avis adds a sustainable shade of green to its point 2 point and luxury cars fleet with BMW
    Nov 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Avis adds a sustainable shade of green to its…

    Avis continues to bring renewable energy, innovation and action to South Africa’s car rental industry with the addition of the all-electric BMW i3 to its Point 2 Point fleet, and the BMW i8 to its Luxury Cars fleet. This first time offering to the… more
    Editor 183
  • Economic Insights: The economist's dilemma
    Nov 16, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: The economist's dilemma

    Here is the economist's dilemma of 1962, 1971 repeated in 2017. Does the US economy have resource slack, warranting a stimulating policy, harvesting mostly an increase in growth and jobs rather than imports and inflation? Or is it already at or near… more
    Cees Bruggemans 166
  • Ready to hit the road?
    Nov 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ready to hit the road?

    Whether you’re driving a short distance or across the country this holiday, a pre-trip car check can make all the difference to the safety of your vehicle. The rule is: take good care of your car before you leave, and it’ll take good care of you on… more
    Editor 181
  • Exciting collaboration between AUTOPRO Indonesia and the NMAA (National Modificator & Aftermarket Association)
    Nov 16, 2016 Events

    Exciting collaboration between AutoPro Indonesia…

    Not only is AutoPro showcasing the most innovative products from the automotive aftermarket, and as the only industry trade fair in Indonesia which covers the full spectrum of the aftermarket industry, AutoPro Indonesia will also bring an exciting… more
    Editor 4180
  • Andrea Bogner, owner of Bogner Motor City Truck and Car Workshop (right), with Daved Valentine, the workshop manager.
    Nov 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    A woman’s touch for the motor workshop industry

    Being a woman in a male-dominated industry can be intimidating but for Andrea Bogner, owner of Bogner Motor City Truck and Car Workshop, being different is refreshing and challenging. “I find women have a different touch and deal more emotionally… more
    Editor 728
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens Store in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe
    Nov 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens Store in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe

    Southern Africa's best-loved wheel and tyre company, Tiger Wheel & Tyre, is coming to Kwekwe. The company, which has 91 stores in South Africa, two in Harare, one in Bulawayo, as well as stores in Namibia, Botswana, and Mozambique, will open its… more
    Editor 176
  • Fuel rallies on lower oil
    Nov 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel rallies on lower oil

    Fuel price relief could be on the horizon for South Africans after international petroleum prices came off their late-October highs. This is the view of the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data… more
    Automobile Association 158
  • Mossel Bay Wheels Gathering 17 December 2016
    Nov 16, 2016 Events

    Mossel Bay Wheels Gathering 17 December 2016

    It gives me great pleasure to announce the first ever vehicle show/gathering to be hosted in Mossel Bay, in the Southern Cape. Not to be confused with car shows per se, as hosted in neighboring towns such as George & Knysna, this will be an informal… more
    Editor 2385
  • Economic Insights: Changing SA scene
    Nov 15, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Changing SA scene

    We face a policy switch in the US in 2017, meaning fiscal taking the lead through bigger deficits and monetary becoming defensive through higher rates. Higher bond yields and stronger Dollar anticipate this and otherwise will follow. Also, any trade… more
    Cees Bruggemans 198
  • One million injury-free hours for tyre giant’s Ladysmith expansion project
    Nov 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    One million injury-free hours for tyre giant’s…

    Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA) – parent company to the Dunlop brand – has recently achieved one million lost time injury-free hours on their current expansion projects underway at their production plant in the industrial hub of Danskraal,… more
    Editor 161
  • Ever lost your car keys?
    Nov 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ever lost your car keys?

    It’s an all too common scenario: you’re about to go somewhere, when you realise you don’t know where your car keys are. At home, it usually just requires some rummaging through the usual spots, but what about when you’re out? Car keys are easily put… more
    Editor 164
  •  For an unforgetable holiday adventure, experience one of Avis’ best holiday roads to drive
    Nov 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    For an unforgettable holiday adventure,…

    Following the success of SA’s Best Roads To Drive campaign, launched in May 2016, Avis Rent a Car has continued to tap into South Africa’s hidden treasures, by selecting four best holiday roads. Developed with the holiday season in mind, the best… more
    Editor 161
  • Open letter to Julius Malema
    Nov 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Open letter to Julius Malema

    Mr Julius Malema Commander in Chief Economic Freedom Fighters Dear Mr Malema SO WHO's REALLY CONFUSED? It's been some time that I have been contemplating whether to respond in this manner to your embittered remarks and reckless threats towards the… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 188
  • Economic Insights: World back on its feet?
    Nov 15, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: World back on its feet?

    I know it is ahead of its time. But with so many convinced about the slow pace of global recovery-cum-recuperation, inviting us to believe in structural stagnation forever, can't they be wrong about THAT as well? Such growth stagnation affecting in… more
    Cees Bruggemans 168
  • Continental Signs Up as Co-Sponsor of The Herald Cycle Tour from 2017
    Nov 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Signs Up as Co-Sponsor of The Herald…

    Continental Tyre SA and The Herald partner as joint title sponsors for The Herald Continental Cycle Tour for the next three years Showcases Continental's cutting-edge technologies for passenger car tyres and bicycle tyres with revolutionary Black… more
    Editor 179
  • Democracy & the economy
    Nov 14, 2016 On the Cees

    Democracy & the economy

    Our political management, from which the economy takes its guidance, has been well summarized by President Zuma, in what he had to say the other day, and in how at times he tends to act. According to Zuma, the political opposition and civil… more
    Cees Bruggemans 164
  • Volkswagen and office of the Premier of Eastern Cape join hands to train unemployed people
    Nov 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen and office of the Premier of Eastern…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) and Office of the Premier of the Eastern Cape jointly implement training initiatives for 100 unemployed people in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Volkswagen Group South Africa and the Office of the Premier of the… more
    Editor 173
  • Public Protector
    Nov 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Public Protector

    The intrigue with ‘State Capture” – while a welcome diversion – seems to have diverted the attention of many from some of the fundamental challenges we face daily on our roads. While we would probably welcome the attention of the erstwhile public… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 152
  • Standard Insurance Limited increases efforts to process storm damage claims
    Nov 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Standard Insurance Limited increases efforts to…

    The storm, hail and resultant flash floods that have swept across Gauteng last week, leaving a swathe of destruction in their wake, has seen Standard Insurance Limited registering nearly 600 claims for damage to cars, buildings and homes in 24… more
    Editor 184
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 14/11/2016
    Nov 14, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 14/11/2016

    NAACAM Show 5,6,7 April 2017 more
    Editor 2321
  • What to do in a flash flood
    Nov 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    What to do in a flash flood

    Parts of South Africa saw one of its worst flash floods in history yesterday. Weather services have warned to expect more flash floods this afternoon. Following the devastating and tragic consequences of yesterday’s floods read on to learn what to… more
    Editor 166
  • What Next?
    Nov 11, 2016 On the Cees

    What Next?

    Things happened in SA yesterday, all ANC focused, but that somehow got drowned out by the surprise unfolding during the night. Trump won through, enough to win decisively. And take the House & Senate with him. That clean sweep is the real message.… more
    Cees Bruggemans 174
  • Dealing with flash floods
    Nov 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Dealing with flash floods

    Avoidance is better than trying to get through flooded areas Although flash floods are rare, when they occur, they can wreak havoc. The Automobile Association (AA) said yesterday’s floods again show how quickly a torrent can occur, and the extreme… more
    Automobile Association 178
  • A new world opening up
    Nov 11, 2016 On the Cees

    A new world opening up

    Forget Candidate Trump. Anything goes to capture the minds and souls of a decisive majority of the American electorate, especially when apparently in its such a foul mood as the present. As you will know by now, having mostly come to dislike the man… more
    Cees Bruggemans 166
  • Opel on Course for Growth - One Million Sales Already Reached
    Nov 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Opel on Course for Growth - One Million Sales…

    Sales for the first ten months of the year up by 45,500 vehicles One million milestone reached earlier than last year Rüsselsheim, GERMANY. Opel is continuing to grow across Europe and has already reached the milestone of one million vehicles sold.… more
    Editor 204
  • Groupe Renault announces strategic partnership with computer vision innovator Chronocam
    Nov 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Groupe Renault announces strategic partnership…

    Automotive leader to leverage unique bio-inspired vision technology to extend capabilities of ADAS and autonomous driving. Groupe Renault CEO and Chairman Carlos Ghosn today during a speech at Web Summit announced it has entered into a strategic… more
    Editor 190
  • Nissan Taps into Social Networking to Pioneer World’s First Digitally Powered Shared Car Ownership Scheme
    Nov 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan Taps into Social Networking to Pioneer…

    CEO Carlos Ghosn announces new Nissan Intelligent Get & Go Micra service at Web Summit in Lisbon Consumers share ownership with a financial stake in a new car Profile matching will create tailored groups Transforms car-sharing model with 100%… more
    Editor 179
  • Economic Insights: Titanic anger meets order
    Nov 09, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Titanic anger meets order

    From this afternoon SA time, American voting booths will be opening on the east coast, and by early tomorrow morning America will probably have chosen a new president after a titanic struggle between apparently mostly hated candidates. The choice… more
    Cees Bruggemans 189
  • Defeating distracted driving offers parents and new driver’s greater peace of mind
    Nov 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Defeating distracted driving offers parents and…

    There can be no doubt that avoidable car accidents have become a considerable problem on our roads, with efforts being made every year to reduce fatalities. However, driving under the influence, speeding and un-roadworthy vehicles aren’t the only… more
    Jonathan Lewarne, Senior Director, TransUnion 330
  • Prepare your car – and yourself – for the upcoming holidays
    Nov 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Prepare your car – and yourself – for the…

    It’s that time of the year again when South Africans across the country are putting the final touches on their annual vacation plans. Holidays in South Africa mean hundreds of thousands of people will be on the country’s roads, and the Automobile… more
    Automobile Association 175
  • Best Practice Tour to India 2016
    Nov 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Best Practice Tour to India 2016

    This year’s Best Practice Tour to India was a roaring success, giving fourteen individuals from a diverse range of industries new insights into optimising business and manufacturing methods. From 23 September to 2 October, the group engaged with… more
    Editor 196
  • Prioritising trailer safety
    Nov 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Prioritising trailer safety

    An important part of encouraging safety of truck trailers is by encouraging regular and proper maintenance. It is for this reason that this topic is the theme for this year’s Safety and Trailer Wellness Indaba promoted by TSE Big Max. Various topics… more
    Editor 183
  • Growing Demand for Skilled Technicians in the Vehicle Manufacturing Sector Sees Ford Lifting the Bar for New Starts
    Nov 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Growing Demand for Skilled Technicians in the…

    The projected increase in vehicle production in South Africa of possibly as much as 50% between 2013 and 2020 is putting pressure on the supply of suitable employees to the local vehicle and component manufacturing sectors. This is according to… more
    Editor 231
  • Economic Insights: Confidence still key
    Nov 08, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Confidence still key

    Last week provided strong proof of the strength of our institutions. The fraud case against the finance minister was withdrawn, and the court gave the green light for the State Capture report of the public protector to be released. It was a week in… more
    Cees Bruggemans 236
  • Economic Insights: Unusual events discounted
    Nov 07, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Unusual events discounted

    The usual run of the mill are things we know and how to reckon with. It is the unusual crossing our path that instills fear, not knowing how to assess these. Three major unusuals are currently in focus for us: whether Clinton or Trump wins through… more
    Cees Bruggemans 187
  • Responding to the TPMS Light
    Nov 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Responding to the TPMS Light

    While testing the latest Peugeot 308 the other day (great car by the way) the dash display showed an under inflated tyre. Having taken the warning seriously and corrected the inflation at the nearest garage I found it most frustrating that the… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 191
  • Empowered through recycling
    Nov 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Empowered through recycling

    By resolving the waste tyre problem through a circular economy approach, The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA) is developing jobs and small business opportunities. Leonard Mashinini, a transporter from Pimville… more
    Editor 379
  • Tyre finance now available @ IWantTyres!
    Nov 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tyre finance now available @ IWantTyres!

    On September 1 the revolutionary online tyre quote and purchasing platform – iWantTyres – was launched into the market offering the consumer a quick, easy and convenient way to compare quotes online, select the store of their choice and make a… more
    Editor 204
  • The importance of regular vehicle servicing and preventative maintenance
    Nov 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The importance of regular vehicle servicing and…

    Vehicle owners in South Africa can fulfil all of their service and maintenance needs using a comprehensive range of Champion aftermarket products that are backed-up by regular training and after-sales care and support. 4 November 2016: Federal-Mogul… more
    Editor 188
  • Going to be towing this festive season? Make sure you’re doing it right
    Nov 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Going to be towing this festive season? Make sure…

    Whether it’s a trailer, boat, caravan or a broken-down car, towing should be done right to avoid damage to your vehicle and accidents on our roads. Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), says the first thing to… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 189
  • Automechanika Johannesburg announces vastly expanded value chain
    Nov 07, 2016 Events

    Automechanika Johannesburg announces vastly…

    4 Brands, co-located , under one roof Next year’s Automechanika trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, which takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from September 27-30, will be co-located with three new, related shows. The new shows are… more
    Editor 2794
  • Hippo.co.za new car listings comparison platform
    Nov 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hippo.co.za new car listings comparison platform

    The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) recorded a 14.3% decrease in new vehicle sales in September 2016, compared to the same period last year. New car sales figures have been in decline since the beginning of… more
    Editor 212
  • NAACAM Show to drive localisation agenda
    Nov 07, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show to drive localisation agenda

    The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa says high levels of industry participation in the NAACAM Show, will ensure that it makes a significant contribution to increasing levels of localisation in the… more
    Editor 3173
  • Walking tall again
    Nov 04, 2016 On the Cees

    Walking tall again

    Growth prospects remain our Achilles Heel, far from resolved. The sitting president still has all his executive powers, all his minions serving at his pleasure, and removable at a wink. Our political risk as such is therefore not minor, given the… more
    Cees Bruggemans 195
  • Forum 4 Service Delivery Media Statement on #StateCaptureReport
    Nov 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Forum 4 Service Delivery Media Statement on…

    Dear Members of the Media Forum 4 Service Delivery (F4SD), after carefully studying content of the #StateCaptureReport, calls for all those who are implicated in that report, to resign with immediate effect. F4SD is flabbergasted by… more
    Editor 204
  • Customer care champions are honoured at Imperial’s ILC3 Awards
    Nov 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Customer care champions are honoured at…

    At Imperial Logistics’ annual customer care awards, Sarah Krüger of Imperial Health Sciences was named the group’s 2016 “Customer Care Champion”, in recognition of her outstanding work with client AstraZeneca. Business Innovation Executive… more
    Editor 206
  • Key labour themes for 2017
    Nov 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Key labour themes for 2017

    With South Africa’s economy under significant pressure as it battles to eke out a mere 1% growth, labour disputes and retrenchments are on the rise. Head of Employment at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Aadil Patel, cautioned during the practice’s 2017… more
    Editor 216
  • MiX Telematics announces financial results for second quarter and first half of fiscal 2017
    Nov 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MiX Telematics announces financial results for…

    References in this announcement to “R” are to South African Rand and references to “U.S. Dollars” and “$” are to United States Dollars. Unless otherwise stated MiX Telematics has translated U.S. Dollar amounts from South African Rand at the exchange… more
    Editor 193
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 04/04/2016
    Nov 04, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 04/04/2016

    NAACAM Show welcomes... more
    Editor 2019
  • Top Motoring Journalists crowned
    Nov 03, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Top Motoring Journalists crowned

    Ferdi de Vos, Seagram Pearce and Gavin Foster crowned at the 2016 Toyota Financial Services SAGMJ Motoring Journalist of the Year Awards Johannesburg - It took 17 judges across 24 categories several weeks of marking to decide that the coveted title… more
    Editor 225
  • How to drive through a veld fire
    Nov 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    How to drive through a veld fire

    As dry conditions prevail in parts of South Africa, water restrictions are enforced and temperatures rise so does the risk of veld fires. Drivers who are caught in the smoke of a veld fire are at risk of a crash due to limited visibility. The best… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 228
  • Economic Insights: Addressing confidence shortfalls
    Nov 02, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Addressing confidence…

    For many years, various time series and events have moved in lockstep. The SARB leading indicator topped out in 2011 after its revival from the 2009 recession plunge, thereafter hesitantly drifting, but with an accelerating slide. The RMB/BER… more
    Cees Bruggemans 228
  • New vehicle sales and exports for October 2016
    Nov 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New vehicle sales and exports for October 2016

    In summary 459, 486 vehicles were sold in the first 10 months of the year. That is 10.1% less than the first 10 months of 2015. See the full report here more
    Editor 312
  • New car sales decline continues
    Nov 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New car sales decline continues

    South Africa’s new vehicle sales market continued deteriorating in October 2016. The latest aggregated sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) show total industry sales of 48 745 new vehicles – a… more
    Editor 219
  • Win a Harley Davidson XL883 valued at R60 000 in the FIRE IT UP’s November superbike giveaway.
    Nov 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Win a Harley Davidson XL883 valued at R60 000 in…

    Get ready for your chance to win a Harley Davidson Sportster XL883 valued at a cool R 60 000 in the 6th FIRE IT UP monthly motorcycle giveaway, the winner of this magnificent Harley will be announced on Saturday the 26th on November at 13H00 as not… more
    Editor 185
  • My Xmas Wish List
    Nov 02, 2016 The Phoenix

    My Xmas Wish List

    Since this is our last issue for this year, I thought I would compile a Xmas wish list. So here it is: Dear Santa I have a Xmas list that is quite unselfish, as what I want is for the country, and not for me personally, except for wish number 15. A… more
    The Phoenix 202
  • Standard Bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - October 2016
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Standard Bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle…

    Nicholas Nkosi – Head of Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance, Retail Banking “Whilst the 9.5% year on year decline in new vehicle sales is relatively better compared to the double digit declines of recent months, this is masked by the… more
    Editor 192
  • Naamsa comment on the October, 2016 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa comment on the October, 2016 South African…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of October, 2016 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association commented that conditions in the new vehicle market had… more
    Editor 200
  • Forum 4 Service Delivery Media Statement
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Forum 4 Service Delivery Media Statement

    Forum 4 Service Delivery welcomes the NPA'S decision to withdraw charges against minister Gordhan. Read the statement here more
    Editor 315
  • Are you sure it is genuine? Introducing the SKF Authenticate app
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Are you sure it is genuine? Introducing the SKF…

    Do you think that you may have accidentally bought a counterfeit SKF product? Well then the new SKF Authenticate App is just for you! As per the attached, we would like to encourage all our Authorised Distributors to make use of this great new SKF… more
    Editor 213
  • Charting Society’s Changes through Consumer Attitudes
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Charting Society’s Changes through Consumer…

    “Any customer can have a car painted any colour that they want so long as it is black.” Much has changed since those words were uttered. Attributed to Henry Ford, they were actually made in jest, but have since become an illustration of the more… more
    Editor 303
  • South Africa ranks as most corrupt country in the world
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Background screening essential as South Africa…

    With widespread reports of South Africa coming out top of the list on The United Nations and Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perception Index, Ina van der Merwe, Director and CEO of Managed Integrity Evaluation (MIE), believes while… more
    Editor 245
  • Economic Insights: Dollar groundswell
    Nov 01, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Dollar groundswell

    It wasn't intended this way. After two years of rebalancing (faster growth, lower current account deficits, higher interest rates), non-US economies were expected to show greater resilience in the face of Dollar strength. In other words, US and… more
    Cees Bruggemans 184
  • Getting the informational edge with the MEYLE newsletter
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Getting the informational edge with the MEYLE…

    Be the first to know about new products and get behind-the-scenes MEYLE insights Hamburg, 01 November 2016. As of now, the new MEYLE email newsletter offers customers and brand enthusiasts exclusive content including product news and… more
    Editor 211
  • Beautiful News powered by Mercedes-Benz
    Nov 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Beautiful News powered by Mercedes-Benz

    At Mercedes-Benz South Africa, we believe in being the best or nothing. Moreover, we know that the best starts from within us all, through the force of the indomitable human spirit. We look back in history and reflect on the incredible moment of… more
    Editor 938
  • Mutual & Federal scoops ‘Best Insurer” of 2016
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mutual & Federal scoops ‘Best Insurer” of 2016

    Leading short-term insurance company, Mutual & Federal was awarded not one, but two wins at the SA Motor Body Repair Association (SAMBRA) Annual Awards Breakfast. This prestigious industry event, held on 28 October 2016, honoured Mutual & Federal… more
    Editor 209
  • Thank you South Africa for expressing your support for Mr Pravin Gordhan!
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Thank you South Africa for expressing your…

    FOR YOUR SUPPORT FOR MR PRAVIN GORDHAN! We value your input and comments. To comment on Facebook click here, or on email, click here. Dear concerned South African The NPA has just announced the withdrawal of all charges against Minister Pravin… more
    Editor 222
  • The new Castrol Valvemaster lead replacement additive and Valvemaster Plus Octane Boost.
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Castrol Classic saves the day for older car…

    Now available to protect older engines is their Castrol Valvemaster Lead Replacement Petrol Additive and Valvemaster Plus Octane Boost Perfect for all cars, motorcycles, lawn mowers and all petrol-powered engines that use LRP fuel. The recently… more
    Editor 234
  • Hippo.co.za launches car-selling comparison platform
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hippo.co.za launches car-selling comparison…

    The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) recorded a 14.3% decrease in new vehicle sales in September 2016, compared to the same period last year. New car sales figures have been in decline since the beginning of… more
    Editor 489
  • Navigating the new world of work
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Navigating the new world of work

    The days of sticking with a single employer for 40 years are long gone and the idea of working from a coffee shop at 10am rather than being in the office for a full eight hour day is becoming ever more common. With changes in the way we work and the… more
    Editor 204
  • Economic Insights: Times aren't stagnant
    Oct 31, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Times aren't stagnant

    Aside of collapsing car sales (AM amazed at levels of new car prices, but level of household uncertainty perhaps even more crucial in new purchase decision), start of rainy season in summer rainfall region (ending the drought, doubling the maize… more
    Cees Bruggemans 204
  • NSBC announces the finalists of the South African Small Business Awards
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    NSBC announces the finalists of the South African…

    The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) today announced South Africa’s Top 20 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Award winners and the finalists of the 2016 South African Small Business Awards. In its eighth year, the South African Small Business… more
    Editor 204
  • Savings and investment basics
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Savings and investment basics

    It’s never too late to start taking steps to secure your financial future. And while everyone is different, and our saving and investment behaviours are likely to depict this, Floris Slabbert, National Operations Executive at Ecsponent Financial… more
    Editor 225
  • Rand firms, oil steady, but fuel still up
    Oct 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Rand firms, oil steady, but fuel still up

    The recent strengthening of the Rand against the US dollar has not been enough to prevent a hefty fuel price hike for November. This is the news from the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data… more
    Automobile Association 219
  • The banana rating agency
    Oct 31, 2016 On the Cees

    The banana rating agency

    The nuclear power deal looked suspect for a long time, stonewalled supposedly by Treasury as unaffordable, with suggestions by some of full vendor (Russian) funding taking care of everything, including comfortable handshakes between friends. But… more
    Cees Bruggemans 192
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 31/10/2016
    Oct 31, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 31/10/2016

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update more
    Editor 1907
  • Economic Insights: Windows opening/closing
    Oct 31, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Windows opening/closing

    Windows are closing on bumping Gordhan, as presumably Shaun will discover this week. But then there is still most of the dead driftwood cabinet to be rid off, which would still leave a window opening also on Gordhan, if utilized. He sounds fairly… more
    Cees Bruggemans 208
  • PSA Group recognised as world leader for corporate action on climate change
    Oct 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    PSA Group recognised as world leader for…

    PSA Group has been identified as a global leader for its actions and strategies in response to climate change and has been awarded a position on the Climate A List by CDP, the international not-for-profit that drives sustainable economies. 193 “A… more
    Editor 215
  • Gordhan’s steel cable
    Oct 27, 2016 On the Cees

    Gordhan’s steel cable

    For months we have been entertained with poor economic data undermining fiscal prospects. For weeks we have been threatened with a sudden Gordhan dismissal undermining the national interest. In the end, no doubt, we were hanging by a rapidly… more
    Cees Bruggemans 206
  • SKF Product Information - VKDA 35338 T – SKF Exclusive supplier for popular PSA cars!
    Oct 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Product Information - VKDA 35338 T – SKF…

    PSA Group launched a new modular platform called EMP2 with less weight and less CO2 emissions, which will cover 50% of their total production. First applications to use this platform are the new Citroen C4 Picasso II and the Peugeot 308 II. Some… more
    Editor 222
  • Mitsubishi Motors South Africa secures future
    Oct 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa secures future

    Mitsubishi connection puts new world-wide alliance in world's top three Business as usual at Mitsubishi Motors South Africa MMC secures Mitsubishi's local future with Imperial Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) welcomes the recent international… more
    Editor 208
  • Car rental companies announce Volkswagen as the 2016 manufacturer of the year
    Oct 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Car rental companies announce Volkswagen as the…

    Volkswagen recognised for the seventh consecutive year as the best manufacturer Audi honoured with Tutuka award for the second year in a row The South African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (SAVRALA) has announced Volkswagen as the… more
    Editor 228
  • Top EC Caltex dealers’ customer care reflects the “human face of fuel”
    Oct 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Top EC Caltex dealers’ customer care reflects the…

    BUILDING bridges and connecting with people were the driving force of business performance for almost 40% over target that propelled a Port Elizabeth Caltex service station to being crowned Caltex Eastern Cape Marketer’s Dealer of the Year. The… more
    Editor 229
  • Reinforced MEYLE-HD control arms for Fiat models
    Oct 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Reinforced MEYLE-HD control arms for Fiat models

    Larger ball pin of the ball joint delivers longer service life Hamburg, October 2016. MEYLE is expanding its range of MEYLE-HD control arms – available now: a new reinforced MEYLE-HD control arm to fit the Fiat 500 and Fiat 500C as well as the Ford… more
    Editor 211
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre is
    Oct 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre is "The Best Place to Buy…

    The results of Caxton Newspapers' annual "Best Of. Competition" are in and the 2016 Readers' Choice Award for Pretoria, in the "The Best Place to Buy Tyres" category, has been awarded to Tiger Wheel & Tyre for the fourth consecutive year. "The… more
    Editor 208
  • Are we reading this right?
    Oct 27, 2016 On the Cees

    Are we reading this right?

    Going by news flow and widely expressed sentiment these past few months, at least in some privileged corners, SA should have been junked a long time ago, growth should be recessionary negative, interest rates higher, the Rand a lot weaker, and many… more
    Cees Bruggemans 197
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Among Global Leaders In Addressing Climate Change
    Oct 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Among Global Leaders In…

    FCA named to the CDP's Climate "A" List for companies that are leaders in the fight against climate change. With its inclusion in CDP's 2016 Climate "A" List, FCA has been recognized once again as a global leader for its commitment and performance… more
    Editor 186
  • Open letter of support to Mr Pravin Gordhan
    Oct 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Open letter of support to Mr Pravin Gordhan

    Mr Pravin Gordhan Minister of Finance Dear Minister Gordhan WE SUPPORT YOU, MINISTER! It is seldom happening that, within the context of a country, so much depends on one man. South Africa finds itself at such a point in its history and you,… more
    Editor 352
  • Safety first – have you checked your car is safety compliant?
    Oct 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Safety first – have you checked your car is…

    With accidents happening every day on our roads, ensuring your vehicle’s safety components are up to scratch is a no brainer. Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), highlights what he considers to be some of the… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 218
  • SKF Technical Bulletin - VKBD 1013: Fitting Instructions / Mandatory replacement of the nut
    Oct 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Technical Bulletin - VKBD 1013: Fitting…

    Please find the link below to a SKF Technical Bulletin about VKBD 1013 Fitting Instructions including the mandatory replacement of the nut included in the kit. SKF Technical Bulletin more
    Editor 370
  • CharityStars.com auctioning signed Valentino Rossi replica MotoGP Yamaha YZF-R1
    Oct 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    CharityStars.com auctioning signed Valentino…

    YAMAHA AND VALENTINO ROSSI JOIN FORCES TO BENEFIT THE LA GOTITA CHARITY IN BOLIVIA: CHARITYSTARS WILL AUCTION A REPLICA MOTOGP YAMAHA YZF-R1, SIGNED BY THE MULTIPLE CHAMPION There’s been an important online auction at CharityStars.com since 10… more
    Editor 230
  • Why organisations can no longer ignore the merits of psychometrics
    Oct 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Why organisations can no longer ignore the merits…

    More and more South African businesses and government institutions are reaping the longstanding financial, procurement and other benefits associated with conducting background screening checks to prevent employing candidates with false credentials.… more
    Editor 240
  • Economically strained South Africans hold on to their cars longer, but are they safe?
    Oct 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Economically strained South Africans hold on to…

    When times are tough financially, luxuries tend to be the first thing to drop off the budget. However, in the context of a country like SA - where public transport options are limited and many rely on their cars daily - having a safe and affordable… more
    Editor 232
  • SA growth & inflation
    Oct 25, 2016 On the Cees

    SA growth & inflation

    It is an odd couple, SA growth & inflation. The one distinctly down next year, the other really not going anywhere except at the decimal-point level, provided we stay lucky (never a given). And SARB in the role of the unwilling bride... The 3Q16 is… more
    Cees Bruggemans 203
  • Biggest threat to road safety: Second-hand tyres
    Oct 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Biggest threat to road safety: Second-hand tyres

    Second-hand tyres and re-grooved tyres are one of the biggest dangers to safety on the road. This is according to Riaz Haffejee, CEO of Sumitomo Rubber South Africa - one of the leading tyre manufacturers and parent company of Dunlop tyres in South… more
    Editor 220
  • Three SA Themes
    Oct 25, 2016 On the Cees

    Three SA Themes

    SA politics and her economy face three major options in the weeks, months (years?) ahead. None of them palatable but presumably realistic, but varying in intensity from the mild to the extreme. Which of these futures await us? There is the option of… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 235
  • The Risks of Eating and Driving
    Oct 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The Risks of Eating and Driving

    Distracted driving covers a broad range of risky behaviours that ultimately diverts a driver’s attention from what he or she should be focusing on - driving. One under-identified distraction is eating or drinking while driving. While seemingly… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 206
  • Autopromotec: increasingly strategic international promotion
    Oct 24, 2016 Events

    Autopromotec: increasingly strategic…

    For the 2017 edition, an expected increase of buyers from all over the world • International promotion at the centre of Autopromotec's objectives• Results and forecasts of the missions in Turkey, South America and South-east Asia• Agreement with… more
    Editor 2385
  • Maserati Raceweek Launch
    Oct 24, 2016 Events

    Maserati Raceweek Launch

    Maserati South Africa staff smile at the camera whilst on a luxury catamaran at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town yesterday for the media launch of Maserati Cape Town Race Week and Cape2Rio. In the background is the right-hand drive Maserati Levante-… more
    Editor 2264
  • Jaguar Land Rover drives forward connected and autonomous vehicle technologies
    Oct 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jaguar Land Rover drives forward connected and…

    In a UK first, Jaguar Land Rover collaborates with other manufacturers to trial new connected technologies that allow cars to talk to each other Connected and Autonomous Vehicle technologies will help make driving safer and cleaner in the future… more
    Editor 308
  • Nissan strengthens alliance with acquisition of 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors
    Oct 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan strengthens alliance with acquisition of…

    Enlarged Alliance Ranks Among Top Three Global Automotive Groups YOKOHAMA, Japan (October 2016) - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., (“Nissan”) today completed its acquisition of a 34% equity stake in Mitsubishi Motors (“MMC”) and became its largest… more
    Editor 247
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 21/10/2016
  • Less than 7% of SA drivers put children in car seats
    Oct 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Less than 7% of SA drivers put children in car…

    Observance of child car seat laws worryingly low Since the introduction of legislation that requires passengers under three years of age to be in a child seat, little has changed in the way many people transport children. According to the Automobile… more
    Automobile Association 250
  • Continental Puts First 48-Volt Hybrid Drive into Production
    Oct 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Puts First 48-Volt Hybrid Drive into…

    From the end of 2016, diesel variants of the Renault Scénic and Grand Scénic models will be equipped with Continental's 48-volt hybrid drive 48-volt technology contributes to significant fuel consumption savings and reduced nitrogen oxide emissions… more
    Editor 316
  • Simply the best aftermarket shock absorber ever produced
    Oct 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Simply the best aftermarket shock absorber ever…

    Company so confident it offers OESpectrum® with the Monroe brand’s first five-year product quality and performance limited warranty* During last month’s Automechanika show in Frankfurt, Tenneco hosted more than 2,700 customers on its stand on the… more
    Editor 253
  • Don’t wait until it’s too late
    Oct 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Don’t wait until it’s too late

    Get your car checked now before the end-of-year rush With the end of the year nearing, the Automobile Association (AA) has urged motorists to make provision now to get their vehicles serviced, checked, and roadworthy, to ensure they do not run out… more
    Automobile Association 268
  • Maserati sponsors Cape Town race week
    Oct 20, 2016 Events

    Maserati sponsors Cape Town race week

    Highly anticipated Levante to make South African debut at Maserati Cape Town Race Week South Africa, 19 October 2016 – Maserati South Africa today announced that it will be the title sponsor of Cape Town Race Week (CTRW), South Africa’s most… more
    Editor 3094
  • Economic Insights: What was, is & might be
    Oct 20, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: What was, is & might be

    Speaking to young economics students the other day, it struck me how limited knowledge is of our modern origins, but just as dim the outline of our immediate future. As to the present, one tends to take it as it comes, apparently, but do wonder… more
    Cees Bruggemans 229
  • Get your admission badge before the show!
    Oct 19, 2016 Events

    Get your admission badge before the show!

    Are you frustrated because you have missed the deadline to pre-register to receive the admission badge by post? Now we are offering a second chance! Step 1 LIKE “Automechanika Shanghai” Facebook page Step 2 LIKE and SHARE the facebook post named… more
    Editor 2610
  • Nissan empowering blind South Africans at Are Itireleng
    Oct 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan empowering blind South Africans at Are…

    GA-RANKUWA, South Africa – Nissan is strengthening its relationship with Are Itireleng centre for the blind by helping to transform the facility into sustainable business entity and providing housing as part of its Habitat for Humanity programme.… more
    Editor 252
  • Powerful activities to try this summer
    Oct 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Powerful activities to try this summer

    It’s official: spring is here. And summer is around the corner. South Africa’s battery specialists – Battery Centre – offer a range of leisure batteries to power up any equipment you need to get outdoors and have fun this summer. If you own or are… more
    Editor 248
  • Strong Demand for Ford Performance Kits and Parts
    Oct 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Strong Demand for Ford Performance Kits and Parts

    Demand outstripping supply of parts. Final approval of engine kits for Ranger and Everest expected soon. Wide range of merchandise appeals to enthusiasts. PRETORIA, South Africa, October, 2016 The demand for Ford Performance and Roush Performance… more
    Editor 298
  • Risk keeps receding
    Oct 19, 2016 On the Cees

    Risk keeps receding

    However unlikely, perhaps, but risk keeps receding. Trump shortly, Brexit is a British problem. The Fed remains very conservative, slow moving. And our local scenery is tackled one step at a time. Trump parted ways with Clinton as long ago as late… more
    Cees Bruggemans 191
  • NAACAM SHOW - Conference session: african automotive trade
    Oct 19, 2016 Events

    NAACAM SHOW - Conference session: African…

    Naacam Show 2017 - Conference session: African automotive trade more
    Editor 2648
  • Volkswagen Group South Africa announced as Top Employer in the automotive industry
    Oct 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen Group South Africa announced as Top…

    VWSA announced as the 2017 Top Employer in the Automotive Industry for its employee offerings and initiatives by the Top Employer Institute Volkswagen Group South Africa has again qualified as one of the Top Employers in South Africa. This accolade… more
    Editor 271
  • Datsun GO named as South Africa’s most affordable car for second year in a row
    Oct 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Datsun GO named as South Africa’s most affordable…

    Results of independent 2016 Kinsey Report revealed The Datsun GO has taken the 2016 Kinsey Report accolade as the country’s most affordable car - making it the second time in a row that Datsun has led the rankings as the car that is the most… more
    Editor 269
  • Toyota reigns supreme again in the Kinsey Report
    Oct 18, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota reigns supreme again in the Kinsey Report

    The 2016 Kinsey Report is out, and once again Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) finished on top of the leader board with three gold and three silver medals. Toyota's locally-manufactured Corolla Quest and new Fortuner both crossed the line first, in… more
    Editor 239
  • Things coming to a head?
    Oct 18, 2016 On the Cees

    Things coming to a head?

    It looks like a very busy legal fortnight ahead, with frankly momentous implications for SA society and her economy if we understand the situation. Of course, not fully understanding the situation has happened before, and why would now be different?… more
    Cees Bruggemans 233
  • Fuel trends higher on stronger oil
    Oct 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel trends higher on stronger oil

    Further fuel price hikes are likely at the end of October. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). "There has been a definite… more
    Editor 233
  • Economic Insights: Our radicalising prospect
    Oct 17, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Our radicalising prospect

    The world will probably be saved from a Trump presidency, though Britain won't be from a hard Brexit. As to SA, we have a whole gauntlet steadily shaping that promises more rather than less radicalisation, unless miracles intervene. There is a… more
    Cees Bruggemans 245
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 17/10/2016
    Oct 17, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 17/10/2016

    We welcome our latest exhibitors more
    Editor 2828
  • Goodyear South Africa (Pty) Ltd certified as one of the Top Employers South Africa 2017
    Oct 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear South Africa (Pty) Ltd certified as one…

    Goodyear South Africa is proud to announce that on October 13, it was awarded the Top Employers South Africa 2017 certification. The Top Employers Institute officially certified Goodyear for its exceptional employee offerings for three consecutive… more
    Editor 290
  • TransUnion 1Check wins in the ‘Best App Developed by an Agency’ category at the New Generation Awards 2016
    Oct 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    TransUnion 1Check wins in the ‘Best App Developed…

    TransUnion’s multi-award winning 1Check app wins in the ‘Best App Developed by an Agency’ category at the 2016 New Generation Awards in Johannesburg on 13 October. The app has previously been named as the 2012 MTN Android App of the Year and won in… more
    Editor 250
  • Cognitive Psychology and Vehicle Speed
    Oct 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Cognitive Psychology and Vehicle Speed

    A seemingly small difference in vehicle speed can mean life or death for a pedestrian or cyclist, and not just because it heightens the force of impact in a collision. It's not just because of physics, It's also because psychology. This is part one… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 236
  • Mercedes-Benz South Africa certified as one of the Top Employers in South Africa 2017
    Oct 17, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa certified as one of…

    Pretoria - Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) is proud to announce that it has been certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute globally certifies excellence in the conditions that… more
    Editor 243
  • Ms Grathel Motau has been appointed as an independent non-executive director
    Oct 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    METAIR INVESTMENTS LIMITED - Changes to the board…

    CHANGES TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND BOARD COMMITTEE In accordance with paragraph 3.59 of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, Metair shareholders are hereby advised of the following changes to the directors of the Metair board (the… more
    Editor 375
  • Economic Insights: Deepening SA contrasts
    Oct 14, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Deepening SA contrasts

    Our politics 2016 is so outlandish that one senses to be visiting another planet. Still, it is for real. But in the process, two contrasts seem to be deepening. The one is the apparent belief (conviction?) that Zuma will ultimately fail, that he… more
    Cees Bruggemans 241
  • Index shows further increase in South African car prices
    Oct 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Index shows further increase in South African car…

    The South African motoring industry faced yet another challenging quarter, according to the latest TransUnion SA Vehicle Pricing Index (VPI) for new and used vehicle sales. The Q3 2016 VPI found that the rate of new and used vehicle pricing… more
    Editor 264
  • Fears overdone & underplayed
    Oct 14, 2016 On the Cees

    Fears overdone & underplayed

    There is evidence of fears over- and undershooting in the world. Some anxieties more than warranted, others perhaps overhyped. This will of course differ in the eye of every beholder. But in large global masses of people it adds up, with the balance… more
    Cees Bruggemans 239
  • Nissan group amongst best for parts affordability in 2016 Kinsey Report
    Oct 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan group amongst best for parts affordability…

    Datsun GO and Nissan Micra offer best value-for-money for overall parts in the city / entry level car category NP200 and NP300 costs are lowest for single cab service parts Nissan X-Trail is second-most affordable for crossover service parts… more
    Editor 266
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre is The Times and Sowetan's 'Top Tyre and Auto Fitment Centre'
    Oct 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre is The Times and Sowetan's…

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre has done it again. For the eighth time in the history of The Times and Sowetan Shopper Survey, the company has clinched the title of "Top Tyre and Auto Fitment Centre." The annual survey which determines the winners of these… more
    Editor 230
  • Join forces to protect the Steel Downstream
    Oct 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Join forces to protect the Steel Downstream

    Support the PETITIONto Minister Rob Davies To read the initial newsletter regarding this petition, click here Complete the petition today - click here This is your opportunity to make a difference! How to support this drive TO PROTECT THE STEEL… more
    Editor 252
  • Rising hijacking stats
    Oct 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Rising hijacking stats

    A hijacking recap When the latest crime stats were released in September 2016, the news was not encouraging. Most crime categories saw increases yet the hijacking of cars saw the greatest increase. Hijackings increased by 14.3%, an almost seven… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 248
  • The Rand Surprise
    Oct 14, 2016 On the Cees

    The Rand Surprise

    It could be that markets only go one step at a time, cautiously summing up what is confronting them, without immediately wanting to discount what may, or may not, await them in time. But we do know that markets can panic, depending on new… more
    Cees Bruggemans 242
  • Goodyear's Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 chosen as Spain's
    Oct 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Goodyear's Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 chosen as…

    A panel of judges, assembled by Spanish magazine Neumáticos y Mecánica Rápida, named the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 "Tyre of the Year" The 17th annual Tyre of the Year Awards, organized by Neumáticos y Mecánica Rápida, crowned Goodyear's Eagle… more
    Editor 298
  • Ford wraps future cars in 3D “Brick” camouflage to create an optical illusion
    Oct 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford wraps future cars in 3D “Brick” camouflage…

    Honey, Where’d You Park The Car? How an Optical Illusion Helps Stop ‘Selfie Spies’ Stealing Ford’s Secret Car Designs Ford wraps future cars in mind-bending 3D “Brick” camouflage to create an optical illusion that makes it difficult to focus on the… more
    Editor 290
  • Economic Insights: SA reform talk & commitment
    Oct 12, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: SA reform talk & commitment

    Talk is cheap. It is believable action by credible role players that are real game changers. What's the state of play? All talk or is there the outline of imminent doable stuff? There are three main key sources of promising talk and required action.… more
    Cees Bruggemans 263
  • MEYLE-PD brake disc with high-tech finish
    Oct 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE-PD brake disc with high-tech finish

    State-of-the-art coating applied by MEYLE provides durable protection against undesired brake disc discolouration due to heat Swift installation thanks to a ready-to-fit design requiring no degreasing prior to assembly Hamburg, October 2016. True to… more
    Editor 274
  • New Castrol GTX uses superior protection helps extend engine life
    Oct 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New Castrol GTX uses superior protection helps…

    Johannesburg, South Africa, October 2016 – Castrol has unveiled its new generation GTX range of vehicle oils, including a premium GTX ULTRACLEAN variant using synthetic technology. The new range of lubricants uses a double action formula to help… more
    Editor 290
  • Volvo S60 and XC90 favourites in 2016 Kinsey Report
    Oct 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo S60 and XC90 favourites in 2016 Kinsey…

    The 2016 Kinsey Report has revealed that the Volvo S60 and XC90 are best-in-class performers from a parts pricing and servicing point of view. The annual report, which serves as the South African motor industry's benchmark independent service and… more
    Editor 325
  • Volkswagen installs 320 new robots ahead of the introduction of new models
    Oct 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen installs 320 new robots ahead of the…

    R3 billion investment in production facilities includes installation of 320 new robots in the Body Shop Since the first robot was introduced more than 50 years ago, industrialised robots have been at the forefront of automotive manufacturing. 320… more
    Editor 263
  • KIA partners with Butterfly Products as The World’s Longest Test Drive gives wings to education
    Oct 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KIA partners with Butterfly Products as The…

    (JOHANNESBURG) October 10, 2016 – As final preparations are made for The World’s Longest Test Drive, which kicks off in Durban this Friday, 14 October 2016, KIA Motors South Africa is proud to announce yet another important partnership for their… more
    Editor 267
  • Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)
    Oct 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Part switching during a car service – is it a…

    So the scenario goes like this: ‘I took my car in for a service. I had just put a new battery in. When I collected my car after the service, my battery lasted a few days and then stopped working. I’m convinced my new battery was switched for an… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 258
  • Namibia to improve ease of doing business
    Oct 11, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Namibia to improve ease of doing business

    Namibia is actively improving its business environment, including easing multiple-entry visa requirements for South African business, to encourage more cross-border trade and investment. Namibian President Hage G. Geingob told South African… more
    Editor 270
  • Economic Insights: Uncertainty slowly transforming
    Oct 10, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Uncertainty slowly transforming

    It took a few years to sink in. Whereas markets have ever since the 2008-crisis and global 2009 recession taken it as an article of faith that global recovery would be slow and yields inclined to go very low for long, central banks were always more… more
    Cees Bruggemans 261
  • Jaguar Land Rover announces Noodle from British band Gorillaz as global ambassador
    Oct 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jaguar Land Rover announces Noodle from British…

    Noodle to drive skills gap campaign inspiring young people to become future engineers and innovators and to join the @JaguarRacing crew, watch the video: https://youtu.be/Gfj5VydIi1A Jaguar Land Rover, Britain’s largest R&D investor, underscores its… more
    Editor 261
  • Animal Collisions
    Oct 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Animal Collisions

    South Africans love driving in the bush but, in order to get there, it is almost inevitable that we will be driving on roads where animals – both domestic and wild - share our space. In the US the likelihood of having a vehicle collide with a large… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 299
  • SA motor dealers showing great tenacity in a falling market
    Oct 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SA motor dealers showing great tenacity in a…

    South African motor franchise dealers continue to exhibit tenacity and are obviously using innovative strategies as they keep their businesses profitable even in these tough economic times, which have seen the dealer segment overall new vehicle… more
    Editor 272
  • Analysis - New vehicle Sales Sep 2016
    Oct 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Analysis - New vehicle Sales Sep 2016

    Concerns were raised about the realiability of the NAAMSA sales stats. It is important to rather look at the trends. Refer the 3rd attachment which covers the differences between NAAMSA stats and e-Natis registrations. This matter was also raised… more
    Editor 295
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 07/10/2016
    Oct 07, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 07/10/2016

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update BOOK NOW more
    Editor 515
  • Peugeot gets the Lion’s share
    Oct 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Peugeot gets the Lion’s share

    Peugeot 208 wins it’s segment in latest Kinsey Report Peugeot 208 beats perception of expensive parts pricing Podium Finish in Parts Pricing Peugeot has continued its good form in the Kinsey Report, the talented 208 once again playing the starring… more
    Editor 249
  • High Level Speakers Talking to the Critical Issues Facing the Industry
    Oct 07, 2016 Events

    High Level Speakers Talking to the Critical…

    The NAACAM Show steering committee has deliberated extensively on the structure in the conference programme and is securing leading speakers locally and abroad. Click Here To View The Full Conference Programme BOOK NOW and pay only in 2017 more
    Editor 526
  • Nissan once again recognized as one of the world’s top brands
    Oct 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan once again recognized as one of the…

    Nissan rises to 43rd place in the Interbrand study, up from 49th in 2015 Nissan's brand value increases to $11.06 billion Nissan is this year's 4th fastest growing brand Report cites Nissan's efforts to raise brand visibility by telling the story of… more
    Editor 294
  • SA interest rate prospects
    Oct 07, 2016 On the Cees

    SA interest rate prospects

    After nearly three years of insisting with some vehemence to be on a rising rate trajectory, SARB seems to be going for a course correction, one that may only by exception still allow for higher rates, a matter of circumstance. With inflation set to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 280
  • Why is SA outlook improving?
    Oct 06, 2016 On the Cees

    Why is SA outlook improving?

    The SA growth prospect has wriggle room. Where in recent months there had been a collective dive for the bottom and growing competition to call a recession, this passion has in recent weeks/months much becalmed. Instead, there is this urge to call… more
    Cees Bruggemans 277
  •  Two identical vehicles demonstrating handling and stopping from 60km/h using either worn tyres (front vehicle), or brand new tyres (back vehicle) at the Automobile Association’s (AA) car tyre safety demonstration held at the Gerotek Test Facilities. Photo by Philip Purnell (AA).
    Oct 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Car tyre safety remains a problem in SA

    Association urges all motorists to check tyres regularly to improve safety for all road users Car tyre safety remains a massive problem that, if addressed effectively, can play a significant role in reducing the carnage on South African roads, the… more
    Automobile Association 276
  • NAACAM SHOW - Briefing Session Invitation
    Oct 05, 2016 Events

    NAACAM SHOW - Briefing Session Invitation

    RE: INVITATION TO ATTEND BREIFING SESSION more
    Editor 572
  • Local Production Begins for Expanded Ford Everest Range
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Local Production Begins for Expanded Ford Everest…

    New Everest production commences at Ford's Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria Range set to increase from two to eight models including XLS, XLT and top-spec Limited Introduces new 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi engine, option of 4x4 or 4x2, manual or… more
    Editor 336
  • Monroe Digi-Catalogue Update
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Monroe Digi-Catalogue Update

    Monroe's electronic catalogue has been updated with all the latest changes and new part applications. Available for you to download now. Please see links below: For android smart phones click below or go to your South African App store & search for… more
    Editor 275
  • Demonstrating the importance of tyre safety, a critical facet of vehicle safety
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Demonstrating the importance of tyre safety, a…

    The South African Tyre Manufacturing Conference (SATMC), in its continued endeavour to achieve greater policy and regulatory harmonisation for the greater purpose of ensuring consumer safety hosted its inaugural Tyre safety conference. The aim of… more
    Editor 270
  • Emphasis on asset finance changing to ‘access’ finance, says Standard Bank
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Emphasis on asset finance changing to ‘access’…

    With the challenging economic environment placing pressure on operating margins, the accent on financing is turning from pure asset financing to ‘access’ financing as mainstream agriculture, manufacturers and construction companies look to ways of… more
    Editor 272
  • Declining demand and deteriorating credit profiles take toll on new car sales
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Declining demand and deteriorating credit…

    September saw new vehicle sales continue declining, according to the latest sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa). Only 47 399 new vehicles were sold in the past month, representing a decrease… more
    Editor 269
  • September 2016 New Vehicle Sales and Exports
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    September 2016 New Vehicle Sales and Exports

    Vehicle Sales and Exports September saw new vehicle sales in the South African market declining by 14.3% year-on-year (y/y) to 47 399 units, although sales were up by just short of 3% month-on-month (m/m) in both August and September. Year-to-date… more
    Editor 295
  • Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - September 2016
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report -…

    “New car sales continue to come under pressure with new passenger vehicles showing a 14% decline year on year. The current pressure on new car sales is likely to persist in the short-medium term driven by above inflation new car prices and consumers… more
    Editor 320
  • Naamsa comment on the September, 2016 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Oct 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa comment on the September, 2016 South…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of September, 2016 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association commented that current conditions in the automotive… more
    NAAMSA 282
  • The warring government
    Oct 03, 2016 On the Cees

    The warring government

    Most governments try to serve the national interest, but as we have discovered in recent months, we have a government at war with itself. And nothing done about it either. Just letting it carry on, as the most natural thing to be happening. The main… more
    Cees Bruggemans 267
  • Auto Brand Values Revealed for Paris Motor Show
    Oct 03, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Auto Brand Values Revealed for Paris Motor Show

    As the great and good of the auto industry meet in Paris, leading brand valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance, reveals what their brands are worth. Toyota Tops the List Toyota has reinforced its position as the world’s most valuable auto… more
    Editor 303
  • Economic Insights: New Headwinds
    Oct 03, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: New Headwinds

    Just when you least expect it, new head winds for the SA economy, from a long dormant corner. For eight years, the oil producers couldn't get their act together, from mid-2014 the Saudis threw the rudder, boosting production in order to protect… more
    Cees Bruggemans 284
  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place
    Oct 03, 2016 The Phoenix

    Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    The extraction of crude oil from the deep bowels of Mother Earth requires drilling down between rock and hard places, and this is good and well, because nothing in life should come easy. It is also ironic that humankind is taking from the planet to… more
    The Phoenix 298
  • Young Drivers Over-Estimate Their Abilities
    Sep 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Young Drivers Over-Estimate Their Abilities

    Despite a belief that drivers aged 16-25 are responsible for more crashes on world roads than any other age group, the majority of young drivers still rate their own driving abilities as "good" or "excellent", according to a survey in Western… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 270
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 30/09/2016
    Sep 30, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 30/09/2016

    #NAACAMShow more
    Editor 547
  • Fuel set for further month-end hike
    Sep 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel set for further month-end hike

    Stronger international petroleum prices have contributed the bulk of the fuel price increase expected at the end of September. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end data released by the… more
    Automobile Association 315
  • “SensePlanAct” communication campaign from Continental is a “winner” at the Automotive Brand Contest 2016
    Sep 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    “SensePlanAct” communication campaign from…

    The “SensePlanAct” campaign of the Chassis & Safety Division of the international technology company Continental receives today on the occasion of the Salon “Mondial de l’Automobile” in Paris the coveted “Winner” award at the Automotive Brand… more
    Editor 371
  • Launch of New ContiPartner Retail Outlet in Kenya
    Sep 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Launch of New ContiPartner Retail Outlet in Kenya

    The 8th ContiPartner outlet to trade in September 2016 New look and feel ContiPartner concept unveiled Partnership with Shell Vivo, Silverstone Tyres and Continental Tyre strengthened Specialised 4x4 offering Nairobi, Kenya, 27 September 2016… more
    Editor 343
  • Get a free badge delivered straight to your door!
    Sep 29, 2016 Events

    Get a free badge delivered straight to your door!

    Pre-register on or before 30 September 2016 (Fri) to receive the admission badge by post before the show! You can bring along your badge for direct entry at the fairground, avoiding long queues at the fairground. In addition, pre-registered visitors… more
    Editor 603
  • KZN Votes Tiger Wheel & Tyre
    Sep 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KZN Votes Tiger Wheel & Tyre "Best Tyre Shop" for…

    It seems that if vehicle owners in KwaZulu-Natal agree on one thing, then it's that Tiger Wheel & Tyre is the "Best Tyre Shop" in the province. This endorsement comes from readers of the Daily News, who voted for their favourite retailers in the… more
    Editor 315
  • ElearnAfrica launches new online marketplace for open education in Africa today
    Sep 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    ElearnAfrica launches new online marketplace for…

    As the furore around #feesmustfall and free education continues, one social enterprise has come to the fore with a promising solution. eLearnAfrica today launched its new online marketplace for education, making it easier for students throughout… more
    Editor 314
  • Renault partners with Waze to enhance driver’s experience
    Sep 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Renault partners with Waze to enhance driver’s…

    Renault and Waze to work together on scenarios to enhance car-app user experience Exclusive Waze for Android Auto prototype demo at Renault Stand for Paris Motor Show 13,000 electric chargers locations in France, brought to users by Renault in Waze… more
    Editor 289
  • Engen joins forces with SAVTEC to give first engines a second life
    Sep 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Engen joins forces with SAVTEC to give first…

    From left to right: Paul Leask Engen Lubricants National Sales Manager with Rudi Hohls from Pietermaritzburg who came fourth, runner up Johann Rust from Kuilsrivier, Zaakier Jacobs from Engen. In first place Torsten Löwe from Pretoria, Francois van… more
    Editor 337
  • Messe Frankfurt launches ‘Hypermotion’
    Sep 28, 2016 Events

    Messe Frankfurt launches ‘Hypermotion’

    Trade fair with accompanying congresses and integrated showcases focusing on the digitalisation of intelligent mobility systems Our mobility system is facing a radical process of change. Driven by digitalisation and decarbonisation, the boundaries… more
    Editor 714
  • George Austin, a long-serving Senior Consultant at Sewells MSXI South Afric
    Sep 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Efficiencies in after-sales department crucial…

    Efficiencies in all aspects of the after-sales operation are now more crucial than ever to ensure the viability and sustainability of automotive dealerships in today’s rapidly-changing business environment, according to George Austin, a long-serving… more
    Editor 284
  • Compelling travel experiences for all with Avis
    Sep 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Compelling travel experiences for all with Avis

    In line with South African Tourism and the World Tourism Day 2016 theme #TourismForAll, Avis has headed the call to tap into South Africans’ travel and transport needs, by making tourism more accessible for all. Avis has created an environment that… more
    Editor 299
  • GT Radial Tyres Now Available at Tiger Wheel & Tyre Stores
    Sep 28, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GT Radial Tyres Now Available at Tiger Wheel &…

    In a bid to continue to bring only the world's finest quality brands to motorists, Tiger Wheel & Tyre has announced that is now selling GT Radial tyres at its nationwide network of stores. In a period spanning several decades, GT Radial has earned a… more
    Editor 332
  • Peter Schreyer marks 10 years with KIA Motors
    Sep 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Peter Schreyer marks 10 years with KIA Motors

    (SEOUL) September 27, 2016 – Peter Schreyer is marking ten years of leading new car design for KIA, a period during which the Korean brand’s global sales have risen from around 1,1 million cars in 2005, to 3,05 million in 2015. Peter Schreyer has… more
    Editor 292
  • A well-oiled machine runs like clockwork: Water pump kits from MEYLE
    Sep 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    A well-oiled machine runs like clockwork: Water…

    Repair kits catering for a wide range of VW, Audi, Renault, Peugeot and Citroën applications Kits include all parts required for timing belt replacement as well as the respective water pump MEYLE presents the latest additions to its range:… more
    Editor 305
  • Renault-Nissan and Microsoft partner to deliver the future of connected driving
    Sep 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Renault-Nissan and Microsoft partner to deliver…

    Companies sign global, multiyear contract to work on next-generation connected car technologies and driving experiences PARIS, France/REDMOND, Wash. (September 26, 2016) – The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Microsoft Corp. have signed a global,… more
    Editor 335
  • Gemalto Valeo InBlue with smart watch functional illustration
    Sep 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    VALEO and Gemalto partner to turn your smartphone…

    Paris and Johannesburg 20th September 2016 – Valeo, one of the leading automotive supplier, partnered with Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, to bring security to its virtual car keys system called Valeo… more
    Editor 317
  • The steel industry downstream has had enough
    Sep 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    The steel industry downstream has had enough

    Open letter by Gerhard Papenfus to the Minister of Trade and Industry In this open letter, the following issues are dealt with: The South African Steel Industry’s 35 years of decline The 10 percent customs duties already severely prejudices the… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 286
  • SA Reprieve Resumes
    Sep 27, 2016 On the Cees

    SA Reprieve Resumes

    Life is full of surprises. That is what makes it interesting, but also unpredictable. I had long walked around with the idea of a hurricane assaulting us, thinking of 2013-2015, with a final Zuma inspired Nene spout. But after that we seemed to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 303
  • Mercedes-Benz successful on social networks
    Sep 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz successful on social networks

    Mercedes-Benz SA is the first automotive brand to introduce Facebook Messenger Chatbot in South Africa Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) has once again pushed the boundaries of digital achievements, becoming the first automotive brand in the country… more
    Editor 313
  • UK industry body signs deal to export motor industry skills to India
    Sep 27, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    UK industry body signs deal to export motor…

    The IMI has signed an agreement with the Indian Government to provide motor industry qualifications and vocational training standards worth £ millions. The memorandum of understanding with the Indian Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC)… more
    Editor 302
  • Continental Schools Quiz
    Sep 27, 2016 Events

    Continental Schools Quiz

    High School Quiz testing general knowledge Educational opportunity for learners on Road Safety through Vision Zero PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 26 September 2016 - The 2016 Continental Tyre High Schools Quiz in Nelson Mandela Bay - tagged on social… more
    Editor 899
  • NEW Castrol GTX Ultraclean
    Sep 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    NEW Castrol GTX Ultraclean

    The NEW Castrol GTX Ultraclean’s synthetic technology has superior performance. The unique DOUBLE ACTION formula cleans away old sludge and protects your engine against new sludge formation, giving you more control over today’s challenging… more
    Editor 315
  • Safety features important when buying new cars
    Sep 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Safety features important when buying new cars

    First annual AA Entry Level Vehicle Safety Report The Automobile Association (AA) today released its first annual Entry Level Vehicle Safety Report that assess the safety features on vehicles. The report considered the safety features of 23 vehicles… more
    Editor 310
  • Nissan Patrol comes to rhinos’ rescue in South Africa
    Sep 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan Patrol comes to rhinos’ rescue in South…

    Nissan Patrol 4x4 helps rhino protection unit patrol large areas of Pilanesberg National Park PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK, South Africa – The South African black and white rhino population needs all the help it can get against the threat of wildlife… more
    Editor 294
  • Driving Hunger Away
    Sep 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Driving Hunger Away

    Charity In Motion Peugeot South Africa and Meals on Wheels Community Services have been cooking up a storm – and then delivering hot food to the hungry. The partnership’s latest initiative was a cook-a-thon held at the charity’s City Deep warehouse… more
    Editor 341
  • Driving for Better Business
    Sep 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Driving for Better Business

    Crashes and the related consequences are far higher, and of greater financial impact to a company than most organisations realise. It’s not just the excess (if insured) that is a cost to the organisation for research in the UK shows these could be 8… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 284
  • Solar cars to compete on Bridgestone ECO tyres
    Sep 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Solar cars to compete on Bridgestone ECO tyres

    Sasol Solar Challenge solar cars to be shod with Ecopia with ologic Bridgestone South Africa has announced that four of the teams taking part in the upcoming Sasol Solar Challenge will be driving the race on Bridgestone's Ecopia with ologic tyres… more
    Editor 314
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 23/09/2016
    Sep 23, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 23/09/2016

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update more
    Editor 606
  •  Get ready to take your business to the next level with the 2016 South African Small Business Awards
    Sep 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Get ready to take your business to the next…

    Small business owners and mercurial entrepreneurs across all industry sectors still have two weeks to enter the 2016 South African Small Business Awards. This year marks the eighth anniversary of the highly coveted awards, which is hosted by the… more
    Editor 308
  • Employment Equity: Submissions now open
    Sep 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Employment Equity: Submissions now open

    Employment Equity: Submissions now open more
    Editor 542
  • Chaos in time of serenity
    Sep 22, 2016 On the Cees

    Chaos in time of serenity

    Certain things just clash, do not go together, whether colours or personalities or political convictions. I find myself at a dawning day where too much simply doesn't sit at the same table. And yet they do, and do we have to rationalise it. Our… more
    Cees Bruggemans 296
  • Register today to enjoy free admission and multiple benefits!
    Sep 22, 2016 Events

    Register today to enjoy free admission and…

    Meet 5,700 exhibitors and 120,000 visitors at the world's second largest brand trade fair for the automotive service industry More than a decade of development, Automechanika Shanghai has risen into a one-stop platform for information exchange,… more
    Editor 779
  • Rugby goes rural with Land Rover and Stormers players
    Sep 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Rugby goes rural with Land Rover and Stormers…

    Land Rover rugby ambassadors visit rural school for rugby awareness Rugby Goes Rural campaign to help raise awareness and develop rugby in schools Hope Crosses Any Terrain educational packs handed out to students Watch the video here:… more
    Editor 304
  • When Trump collides globally
    Sep 21, 2016 On the Cees

    When Trump collides globally

    Whatever your personal preference, this US election was for Clinton to lose and for Trump to overcome his outsider business status (a double handicap, tripled by his unconventionality). Yet as happened with outsider Obama eight years ago, insider… more
    Cees Bruggemans 325
  • Entrepreneurship & skills critical to financial services sector
    Sep 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Entrepreneurship & skills critical to financial…

    SETAs in the Finance and Accounting Services Sector traditionally focus their efforts on career awareness and skills development. As part of this focus, and with the recognition that the economy is no longer driven by conventional employment alone,… more
    Editor 317
  • NAACAM SHOW - off to a good start
    Sep 21, 2016 Events

    NAACAM SHOW - off to a good start

    Editor 931
  • New appointments at CAIA
    Sep 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New appointments at CAIA

    Dr. Mlu Ganto has been appointed Head: Regulatory Affairs at the Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) with effect from 1 August 2016. Ganto holds a doctorate in chemistry, and his previous positions include that of candidate attorney… more
    Editor 323
  • Driver‘s best friend: MEYLE revamps its brand identity
    Sep 21, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Driver‘s best friend: MEYLE revamps its brand…

    New brand logo and new claim designed to communicate a clear message Hamburg, 20 September 2016. As the Frankfurt Automechanika opened its gates for the 2016 edition, a special surprise awaited the visitors at the MEYLE exhibition stand. Along with… more
    Editor 307
  • Nhlakanipho Shange
    Sep 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    ‘Are you ready?’ 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ‘Pitch & Polish!’

    For the past six years, these sounds have reverberated in community halls across South Africa, as entrepreneurs have presented their business ideas to audiences and expert judges. What began, in Nelspruit in 2010 with an audience of forty people -… more
    Editor 310
  • TomTom Announces Sponsorship of Nuon Solar Team
    Sep 20, 2016 Events

    TomTom Announces Sponsorship of Nuon Solar Team

    TomTom (TOM2) has announced support of the Technical University Delft-based team in the Sasol Solar Challenge. TomTom will be providing the 8 students with its flagship products to help them propel this year’s car, Nuna8s, towards victory. The team,… more
    Editor 648
  • Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and MD of VW Group SA and his wife, Wendy with pupils of Nkululeko Secondary School in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage
    Sep 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Amarok helps change lives of young girls

    VWSA Managing Director and his wife take part in Amarok Social Test Drive to deliver sanitary towels to young school girls in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage Each year young girls in impoverished communities can miss up to 50 days of school for not having the… more
    Editor 364
  • Launch of Manufacturing Indaba Eastern Cape to bolster investment in the province
    Sep 20, 2016 Events

    Launch of Manufacturing Indaba Eastern Cape to…

    The Coega Development Corporation in the Eastern Cape recently signed a R11 billion ($821million)investment with the Beijing Automobile International Corporation (BAIC), the biggest automotive investment in Africa in the last 40 years. The size of… more
    Editor 642
  • Sanral, Outa public dispute not good for motorists
    Sep 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Sanral, Outa public dispute not good for motorists

    Association says issue of e-tolls needs to be finalised urgently for the benefit of all Gauteng road users The Automobile Association (AA) notes with concern the latest public exchanges between the South African National Roads Agency Limited… more
    Automobile Association 336
  • Re-treading business boosts economy
    Sep 20, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Re-treading business boosts economy

    Re-treading doesn’t only give tyres a new lease on life, but also has a part in dealing with the environmental burden of waste tyres. According to the current environmental policy, re-treaded tyres significantly prolong the use of a product that… more
    Editor 623
  • Rating agencies to strike back?
    Sep 20, 2016 On the Cees

    Rating agencies to strike back?

    One senses the disappointment, with the apparently intensifying government war breaking out into the open, (as Ramaphosa so accurately worded it), like a rotting carcass finally exploding on all sides, with the further loss of economic growth… more
    Cees Bruggemans 310
  • Time to take SA inventory
    Sep 19, 2016 On the Cees

    Time to take SA inventory

    Our domestic politics are so fluid, and convoluted, that we can think of various scenarios that make sense when seen on their own, internally consistent and at least up to a point plausible in their own right. But we know too little about inner… more
    Cees Bruggemans 324
  • Connected cars took centre stage at the world’s leading trade fair
    Sep 19, 2016 Events

    Connected cars took centre stage at the world’s…

    136,000 visitors from over 170 countries encountered a record 4,820 exhibitors Automechanika trade fair family continues to grow with a new event in Vietnam The central theme at the world's largest showcase for the independent aftermarket in 2016… more
    Editor 781
  • Get ready for the first rains
    Sep 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Get ready for the first rains

    Weather reports in Gauteng are forecasting the first rains of the season will fall this weekend. While this is good news for the environment, it also presents new challenges for drivers with reduced tyre traction and visibility. Oil and grease… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 324
  • Profiling Driver Risk
    Sep 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Profiling Driver Risk

    What’s involved in driver risk profiling? Because of the complexity of dealing with the “how” of identifying, in dealing with drivers’ behaviour, it is inevitable that, from a logistical perspective it is something that only companies become… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 312
  • Right to Repair Campaign: global meeting in Frankfurt
    Sep 19, 2016 Events

    Right to Repair Campaign: global meeting in…

    The global consumers’ freedom of choice and effective competition in the market for vehicle replacement parts, tools and equipment, servicing and repair was discussed by representatives of automotive aftermarket associations from Australia, Brazil,… more
    Editor 596
  • KPMG Africa Banking survey; satisfactory results from unsatisfied customers
    Sep 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KPMG Africa Banking survey; satisfactory results…

    Understanding what is important to individual customers and customer segments is key to understanding the future of banking in Africa. Monday, 12th September 2016; KPMG has released its Africa Banking Industry Customer Satisfaction Survey, which… more
    Editor 361
  • Ford's Annual Careers Day Exposes Learners to Auto Industry
    Sep 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford's Annual Careers Day Exposes Learners to…

    80 Grade 11 learners from schools in Pretoria attend careers expo at Ford's Silverton Assembly Plant 40 learners from Port Elizabeth visit Ford's Struandale Engine Plant Insight gained into extensive range of careers at Ford, including… more
    Editor 353
  • Unique New Service & Opening Specials for Tiger Wheel & Tyre Durbanville
    Sep 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Unique New Service & Opening Specials for Tiger…

    There's a new Tiger Wheel & Tyre at 97 De Villiers Road in Durbanville, just around the corner from busy Wellington Street. This new addition brings the total number of Tiger Wheel & Tyre stores in Cape Town and surrounding areas to 13. The new… more
    Editor 364
  • Matt Gennrich, General Manager: Communications at Volkswagen Group South Africa with Matthew Norval, Chief Operating Officer: Wilderness Foundation Africa at the handover of six Amaroks in Port Elizabeth.
    Sep 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen renews its support of Forever Wild…

    Six Amaroks to be deployed for proactive rhino protection hot spot areas across the country Volkswagen's partnership with Wilderness Foundation celebrates 31 years Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has renewed its support of the Forever Wild Rhino… more
    Editor 404
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 19/09/2016
  • Fuel party on hold as Rand, oil bite
    Sep 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel party on hold as Rand, oil bite

    South Africa's recent period of fuel price reductions is set for a reversal as the weakening Rand and stronger international petroleum prices combine at the pumps. This is the view of the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on… more
    Automobile Association 337
  • Counting SA blessings
    Sep 16, 2016 On the Cees

    Counting SA blessings

    Perhaps this Spring it is difficult to start counting blessings, with the Cape dam levels still well below last year’s average, and summer rainfall regions parched and waiting, but in other respects there are a few things to be grateful about. One… more
    Cees Bruggemans 303
  • GM Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GM Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050

    GM pledges to source global electricity from wind, sun and landfill gas, joins RE100 DETROIT - General Motors plans to generate or source all electrical power for its 350 operations in 59 countries with 100 percent renewable energy - such as wind,… more
    Editor 363
  • FUCHS TITAN CARGO SAE 15W-40
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel-economy engine oil for commercial vehicle…

    FUCHS TITAN CARGO SAE 15W-40 Ultra-High Performance, fuel-economy engine oil for a variety of commercial vehicle diesel engines. Specially developed for the latest generation of Commercial, construction and agricultural vehicles with extended… more
    Editor 346
  • Indian aftermarket business is expected to grow to USD 30 billion by 2026 – ACMA
    Sep 15, 2016 Events

    Indian aftermarket business is expected to grow…

    Over 175 companies to showcase India’s automotive aftermarket expertise at Automechanika Frankfurt this week Automechanika - the world’s leading trade fair for the automotive aftermarket industry is set to open its doors in Frankfurt this week from… more
    Editor 620
  • IMI and Automechanika announce global skills partnership
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    IMI and Automechanika announce global skills…

    The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has today (Tuesday 13th September) confirmed it will be working together to achieve a joint partnership with the world’s leading trade event organiser, Messe Frankfurt, whose global events are dedicated to… more
    Editor 328
  • Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City debuts in March 2017
    Sep 15, 2016 Events

    Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City debuts in March…

    Special showcase, Motorcycle Expo, to meet the local market’s needs The first edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City will debut on 15 March 2017. The three-day show aims to become Vietnam’s leading regional trade fair for the automotive service… more
    Editor 629
  • Deutsche Messe’s industrial fairs in Shanghai: on the road to the year 2025
    Sep 15, 2016 Events

    Deutsche Messe’s industrial fairs in Shanghai: on…

    China’s industrial transformation creates new business opportunities Hannover/Shanghai. Wages are increasing, the middle class is expanding, and the demand for skilled labor is growing. At the same time, the years of mega growth are over. Yet China… more
    Editor 662
  • GMSA Announces Best Technician In The Country
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GMSA Announces Best Technician In The Country

    PORT ELIZABETH - The best Chevrolet, Opel and Isuzu technician in the country hails from Nelson Mandela Bay. Gawie Engelbrecht (30), of Williams Hunt Port Elizabeth, claimed this coveted title during the annual General Motors South Africa (GMSA) Top… more
    Editor 333
  • Five questions you should ask your mechanic before a service
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Five questions you should ask your mechanic…

    Car issues, expensive repairs and ‘those mechanics that ripped me off’ are always hot conversation starters among vehicle owners. So what should you be doing to ensure your vehicle repairs or regular services become hassle-free? Les Mc Master,… more
    Editor 318
  • Shell Power the Pump Activation Spring Kick-off
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Shell Power the Pump Activation Spring Kick-off

    For more than 100 years, Shell has been harnessing science, engineering, and technology to pioneer the world’s most innovative Fuel and for nearly half a century, BMW M has been building world-class automobiles by merging engineering with cutting… more
    Editor 400
  • (From left to right: Jim Savas (Vice President & General Manager UBM), Michael Johannes (Brand Manager Automechanika), Dan Risley (President and Executive Director ASA), Dennis Smith (President and CEO, Messe Frankfurt North America))
    Sep 15, 2016 Events

    Automechanika Chicago, NACE sign letter of intent…

    Co-production answers the needs of collision and service repair shops Automechanika Chicago, the largest U.S. trade show dedicated to high-end technical and management-related training for automotive collision and service repair shops, along with… more
    Editor 614
  • Nissan first to bring wheelchair-friendly taxis to South Africa
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan first to bring wheelchair-friendly taxis…

    Nissan has become the first manufacturer in South Africa to offer wheelchair-friendly vehicles to the taxi industry in order to meet the growing demand for safe, reliable transportation for people living with disabilities. The company has developed… more
    Editor 474
  • Trentyre attains Level 4 B-BBEE Contributor Status under the Amended Codes of Good Practice
    Sep 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Trentyre attains Level 4 B-BBEE Contributor…

    Trentyre is proud to announce that it has attained Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Level 4 Contributor Status under the Amended Codes of Good Practice. The Codes of Good Practice were amended and promulgated in May 2015, and required… more
    Editor 329
  • Bridgestone PE plant turns 80
    Sep 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Bridgestone PE plant turns 80

    September 14, 2016, marks 80 years since the first Firestone tyre to be built in South Africa rolled off the assembly line in the company’s new factory in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. Today, 80 years ago, Harvey Firestone Jnr, together with… more
    Editor 372
  • Jaguar Land Rover expands the ingenium powertrain family
    Sep 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jaguar Land Rover expands the ingenium powertrain…

    New powertrain technologies support commitment to reduce vehicle emissions and improve fuel economy All-new Ingenium petrol engines are the most advanced developed by Jaguar Land Rover Innovative TRANSCEND transmission boosts off-road performance… more
    Editor 324
  • Nissan finds out what’s getting football fans excited ahead of UEFA Champions League return
    Sep 14, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan finds out what’s getting football fans…

    The Nissan Excitement Index shows fans of European football are most excited to see Leicester City FC make their tournament debut Despite their excitement, only 1% believe Leicester City FC stand any chance of winning the competition UEFA’s Best… more
    Editor 362
  • Economy going nowhere?
    Sep 13, 2016 On the Cees

    Economy going nowhere?

    Company results of recent weeks across a wide spectrum, and Treasury tax revenue collection data year to date are sending a most uncomfortable message. The economy has apparently come to a stop. In real, volume terms there doesn't seem to be too… more
    Cees Bruggemans 380
  • Looking through SA stealth
    Sep 12, 2016 On the Cees

    Looking through SA stealth

    When nobody is being straightforward, it is a challenge to appreciate where we are, never mind where we are going. Of course, in politics anyone is rarely clear about their intentions. Be it personal, business or state. Our South African condition… more
    Cees Bruggemans 321
  • Parallel Parking No Fuss, No Drama
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Parallel Parking No Fuss, No Drama

    One of the problems we encounter when assessing the skills of drivers who have “cheated” the system when obtaining their drivers licence is that they can’t parallel park. Another factor is that it’s seen by some as one of those activities, like… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 332
  • Ford Partnering with Global Cities on New Transportation
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Partnering with Global Cities on New…

    Chariot Shuttle to Be Acquired, Ford GoBike to Launch in San Francisco Ford is teaming up with major global cities - starting with San Francisco - to help solve congestion issues and help people move more easily, today and in the future Ford Smart… more
    Editor 359
  • Drive Me public autonomous driving experiment starts in Sweden
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Drive Me public autonomous driving experiment…

    Volvo Cars has officially kicked off Drive Me, the world's most ambitious and advanced public autonomous driving (AD) experiment. On the morning of 09 September 2016, Volvo produced the very first autonomous car that will be used in the Drive Me… more
    Editor 410
  • Volkswagen’s Trainee programme addresses youth unemployment
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen’s Trainee programme addresses youth…

    Volkswagen’s Commercial Trainee programme gives college students practical working experience Commercial Trainee programme, now in its 15th year, is a joint initiative between Volkswagen and MerSETA According to statistics, of South Africa's five… more
    Editor 397
  • KIA officially opens Mexico production facility
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    KIA officially opens Mexico production facility

    Grand opening ceremony for new Mexican production facility KIA’s sixth overseas production facility represents a US$3 billion investment Annual production capacity to reach 400 000 units; KIA’s global production capacity to reach 3,56 million units… more
    Editor 374
  • Open letter: Business leader calls for transparency at local government level
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Open letter: Business leader calls for…

    Dear Newly Elected Mayor, I would like to congratulate you on being elected as a mayoral candidate during the 2016 Municipal Elections. On behalf of the people of South Africa, you will be responsible for the transformation and management of various… more
    Editor 358
  • AMEO and NUMSA sign wage deal with no disruption to vehicle production
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    AMEO and NUMSA sign wage deal with no disruption…

    Auto industry and labour unions agree on wage increases and benefit structure for 2016 – 2019 period The automotive manufacturing sector and the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (NUMSA) today successfully concluded their negotiations for a new… more
    Editor 345
  • Mobilisers steal the show
    Sep 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mobilisers steal the show

    The recent opening of Kyalami and the SA Motoring Festival saw fans flock in numbers to the event. Exhibitors were out in full force showcasing their latest car models which had hit the market, all aiming to impress consumers. This was an event… more
    Editor 420
  • Exclusive presentation of the study
    Sep 12, 2016 Events

    Exclusive presentation of the study "Future of…

    During the world`s leading trade fair for the automotive after-market, Automechanika, we will feature a presentation of unvarnished insights into the automotive industry’s status quo and future developments. Teradata GmbH – a specialist for big data… more
    Editor 712
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 09/09/2016
    Sep 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 09/09/2016

    The Show will be hosted every two years as a platform from which to grow the automotive component and related manufacturing sectors in South Africa, and will run concurrently and in partnership with the Durban Automotive Cluster’s National… more
    Editor 345
  • The Captain Hook economy
    Sep 09, 2016 On the Cees

    The Captain Hook economy

    Intrigued? What hook? Last three years, since end 2013, our GDP data has been all over the place, with two vicious downdrafts and two vicious upper cuts, the latest this +3.3% chinless wonder of 2Q16. And these downdrafts and uppercuts nowhere else… more
    Cees Bruggemans 361
  • Highest numbers of participating exhibitors in the history of Automechanika Frankfurt
    Sep 09, 2016 Events

    Highest numbers of participating exhibitors in…

    At a time of digitalisation and networked vehicles, the motor-vehicle sector confirms its top economic role Messe Frankfurt expands in the field of 'Mobility & Logistics' 4,820 exhibitors (2014: 4,660) are expected at the world's leading… more
    Editor 601
  • The Zuma Interview
    Sep 09, 2016 On the Cees

    The Zuma Interview

    On Tuesday, our esteemed president Zuma gave an interview on CCTV. He was interviewed by the leading CCTV anchor lady, a very competent person in her own right who posed a series of friendly, well-formulated questions, probing what we think we are… more
    Cees Bruggemans 360
  • Protect yourself and your motorbike this summer
    Sep 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Protect yourself and your motorbike this summer

    Summer is a great time to get your motorbike out of the garage, dust it off, and hit the road. But, if you haven’t been on the bike for a while, are you sure it’s still in good enough shape to meet the demands of the road? The Automobile Association… more
    Automobile Association 334
  • Konstantin von Vieregge, CEO, SA Shows Messe Frankfurt
    Sep 09, 2016 Events

    Three new shows to co-locate with Automechanika…

    Next year's Automechanika trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, which takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from September 27-30, will be co-located with three new, related shows. The new shows are Futuroad Expo (Africa's international… more
    Editor 1510
  • MEYLE – The heart of St. Pauli: Hamburg manufacturer is the main sponsor of FC St. Pauli Handball
    Sep 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE – The heart of St. Pauli: Hamburg…

    Strong teams: Two Hamburg brands are forging ahead with passion and conviction Hamburg, 08 September 2016. In addition to its support in the field of truck racing as cooperation partner for the team “tankpool24“, the automotive spare parts… more
    Editor 347
  • Tracker reaches one million subscriptions
    Sep 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tracker reaches one million subscriptions

    Still the market leader in South Africa and 3rd largest vehicle tracking and telematics company in the world Johannesburg, 08 September, 2016: Tracker is proud to announce the incredible milestone of reaching 1 million active subscriptions. This is… more
    Editor 377
  • The world slowly adrift
    Sep 09, 2016 On the Cees

    The world slowly adrift

    There is an enormous impatience in the world for much faster growth, ever more faster growth than the present, partly from fear (if weak growth were to lead to relapse and policy means were not to be available to address such weakness adequately,… more
    Cees Bruggemans 335
  • Thomas Schaefer, Chairman & Managing Director of Volkswagen South Africa and H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya addressing media at the State House in Nairobi after the signing of an agreement to start the production of the Volkswagen Polo Vivo in Thika near Nairobi, Kenya.
    Sep 09, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen expands Africa strategy - Vehicle…

    Agreement to produce Polo Vivo with local partner signed Beginning of engagement in further emerging market in Sub-Saharan region Production scheduled to commence at end of 2016 Training center to be established with support of German government… more
    Editor 368
  • NAACAM Show exhibitors – steep discount available for firms displaying product for localisation
    Sep 09, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show exhibitors – steep discount available…

    NAACAM Show exhibitors – steep discount available for firms displaying product for localisation more
    Editor 572
  • Making sure the “Customer is King”
    Sep 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Making sure the “Customer is King”

    Making sure the “Customer is King” more significant than ever in the auto sector, says Deloitte The old adage which says that the ‘Customer is King’ is taking on renewed significance in the 21st century where product-based marketing is dying and… more
    Editor 426
  • Patronage Network Decades
    Sep 07, 2016 On the Cees

    Patronage Network Decades

    It has to date been a difficult decade. Not only because having to absorb a severe global headwind as the Chinese commodity supercycle with its rich commodity export prices ended and then ingloriously faded into nothingness, leaving us without a… more
    Cees Bruggemans 336
  • Recycle your car battery to keep the environment safe!
    Sep 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Recycle your car battery to keep the environment…

    Do you know what to do with your used car battery? Throwing away your used car battery in the dustbin isn’t the best way to get rid of it. The lead, plastic and acid in the batteries can be extremely harmful to the environment if not properly… more
    Editor 377
  • Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA).
    Sep 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Get your car summer-ready

    Summer is just on the horizon and now is the perfect time to get your car summer-ready, says Les Mc Master, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA). “Why wait until you are caught in the first spring rains to realise that your… more
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 362
  • Six Reasons to join Rotary
    Sep 07, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Six Reasons to join Rotary

    We all want to do good and contribute to a positive society, however with a plethora of NGOs and charities to choose from, how do you select the right one for you? How about considering joining Rotary International? “There are so many good reasons… more
    Editor 376
  • MEYLE at the Automechanika 2016: get ready for a 'blue miracle'
    Sep 07, 2016 Events

    MEYLE at the Automechanika 2016: get ready for a…

    In Frankfurt, Hamburg manufacturer Wulf Gaertner Autoparts will be showcasing a range of exciting and new products Hamburg, 06 September 2016. When the Automechanika opens its gates next week, visitors can look forward to a completely different… more
    Editor 667
  • Digital disruption rapidly changing the face of global automotive industry
    Sep 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Digital disruption rapidly changing the face of…

    The global automotive industry and many related facets of the business are changing rapidly as the digital revolution causes major disruption. This makes it essential for motor businesses to adapt or die. This message came through loud and clear at… more
    Editor 739
  • Naamsa president paints encouraging picture of future for local motor industry
    Sep 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa president paints encouraging picture of…

    Mike Whitfield, the President of NAAMSA and Managing Director of the Nissan Group of Africa, painted an encouraging picture of the future of the South African motor industry when he was one of the keynote speakers at the CAR Conference last week. He… more
    Editor 372
  • The future of servicing, first hand, in Frankfurt's Festhalle
    Sep 06, 2016 Events

    The future of servicing, first hand, in…

    Mankind has long dreamed of being able to look into the future and see what tomorrow will bring. At Automechanika in Frankfurt, from 13 to 17 September, over 110 companies will set themselves precisely this particular challenge. The companies come… more
    Editor 746
  • A New Dawn?
    Sep 06, 2016 The Phoenix

    A New Dawn?

    The September 2016 edition of aBr is significant in that it represents eight years of ground breaking journalism in the automotive aftermarket space. aBr’s phoenix like rising was a classic example of the law of unintended consequences, with Words… more
    The Phoenix 401
  • Keeping your shock absorbers in tip-top shape
    Sep 06, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Keeping your shock absorbers in tip-top shape

    Good quality parts go a long way in navigating South Africa's tricky roads Your car’s shock absorbers control the movement of its suspension when it travels over bumps or dips in the road, as well as when the driver accelerates, brakes or corners.… more
    Editor 359
  • On your own
    Sep 06, 2016 On the Cees

    On your own

    It isn't the first time the SA economy (you, me and the dog) find ourselves in this situation. On our own, left to our own wits, with a mild headwind breeze (from slightly higher SARB interest rates), a stealthily rising tax burden (in the nature of… more
    Cees Bruggemans 383
  • Automotive show to address needs of sa's automotive manufacturers
    Sep 05, 2016 Events

    Automotive show to address needs of sa's…

    The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa says industry and government will gather on a large-scale at the NAACAM Show in April next year to drive manufacturing growth in the sector. NAACAM President… more
    Editor 716
  • Ford’s new ignition key designed to last a lifetime
    Sep 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford’s new ignition key designed to last a…

    In a World Where Mobiles, Tablets and Laptops Are Replaced Every Few Years – Here’s a Technology That Lasts a Lifetime Unlike many of the devices we rely on every day, Ford’s new ignition key has been designed to withstand a lifetime’s use – in the… more
    Editor 385
  • Ockert Berry, VP Operations, FMCSA
    Sep 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford’s Latest Manufacturing Systems Streamline…

    Each set of guidelines assists the company and its employees in meeting or exceeding objectives It is a continuously improving, lean, flexible and disciplined common global production system Major aim of the compilers of the new Ford Production… more
    Editor 402
  • Hillary & Theresa's Inheritance
    Sep 05, 2016 On the Cees

    Hillary & Theresa's Inheritance

    First a little context, if I may. It starts with the Glorious Revolution of 1688. Prior to that, Britain had already acquired throw-weight mass as a geopolitical power but missed the key institution to give it real staying strength (turbo) for the… more
    Editor 364
  • Motorcycle retail sales guru Craig Langton the man behind the safe selling of your motorcycle and instant payment
    Sep 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Bikebuyers the best and safest way to sell a…

    There a huge number of dangers in selling a motorcycle for the owner. After some exhaustive research it was found that customers who advertise on free sites have an 80% chance of being contacted by fraudsters who are well organised, well-educated… more
    Editor 369
  • Winners of the Automechanika Innovation Awards announced
    Sep 05, 2016 Events

    Winners of the Automechanika Innovation Awards…

    Official presentation on 13 September 2016; first interactive special show in the ‘Festhalle’ Jury gives the first Green Award The winners of the Automechanika Innovation Awards 2016 have been announced. On 23 August 2016, the independent jury of nine… more
    Editor 735
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 05/09/2016
    Sep 05, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 05/09/2016

    If you are a buyer, supplier, service provider or industry support organisation the NAACAM Show’s exhibition is the platform to showcase your business to the gathered delegates. more
    Editor 714
  • STD bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - August 2016
    Sep 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    STD bank Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales…

    August commentary “Passenger vehicles declined by 13.8% despite the rental industry contributing 22% of new car sales. Current decline levels likely to remain for the year and be the new norm, mainly influenced by current conditions”. General… more
    Editor 372
  • Naacam launches transformation initiative
    Sep 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naacam launches transformation initiative

    The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) held its annual general meeting at the inaugural Kyalami Festival of Motoring on Wednesday 31 August. President, Dave Coffey, used the opportunity to launch the… more
    Editor 370
  • Back-to-School Driving Advice
    Sep 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Back-to-School Driving Advice

    Having run the “school” drop off in the last few days it made me more conscious of how badly many parents drive. With that in mind we are sharing some timely tips from… If You're Dropping Off . . . Schools often have very specific drop-off… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 329
  • Naamsa comment on the August, 2016 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Sep 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa comment on the August, 2016 South African…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of August, 2016 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association said that whilst new car sales had registered a further… more
    Editor 381
  • SA Pontius Pilate
    Sep 02, 2016 On the Cees

    SA Pontius Pilate

    SA has entered again a period in which so-called “normal” or fundamental economic influences aren't the only ones or even primary ones working in on our financial markets (Rand, bonds, equities) and by extension on the SA economy. Instead, the… more
    Cees Bruggemans 362
  •  G.U.D. Holdings sponsors 1 million rand for sports bursaries
    Sep 01, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    G.U.D. Holdings sponsors 1 million rand for…

    Leading Durban automotive parts manufacturer, G.U.D. Holdings, continued their investment in youth development through sport by renewing their sponsorship of the Sharks Academy in 2016. G.U.D. Holdings presented a cheque of 1 million rand to the… more
    Editor 391
  • A global challenge?
    Sep 01, 2016 On the Cees

    A global challenge?

    It is posed as a growing global confrontation ending in deepening trade and currency wars, but perhaps it is just a robust challenge that global elites will sit out. A world of difference between these outcomes, and their implications for us. Global… more
    Cees Bruggemans 350
  • Don’t miss out on our clearance sale
    Aug 31, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Don’t miss out on our clearance sale

    Hurry up and don’t miss out on this great clearance sale. Selected Jonsson clothing up to 50% off. More Here CYMOT is a privately owned Namibian company which was founded in 1948. Since then it has grown to become a leader in supplying quality… more
    Editor 350
  • Land Cruiser Festival 2016 - Thank You
    Aug 31, 2016 Events

    Land Cruiser Festival 2016 - Thank You

    A big thank you to everyone for attending our Land Cruiser Festival, we appreciate your support!! More Here more
    Editor 765
  • Three SA Foci 2016/17
    Aug 31, 2016 On the Cees

    Three SA Foci 2016/17

    And then, after a long gestation, the world suddenly changed somewhat, as with a real birth and new life intruding anew. The ANC government party entered into an active yeasting process from within; the DA/EFF combo along with smaller splinter… more
    Cees Bruggemans 366
  • Oil strength, Gordhan jitters mute fuel drop
    Aug 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Oil strength, Gordhan jitters mute fuel drop

    Renewed oil price strength, and a turnaround in the Rand/US dollar exchange rate, have put the brakes on the substantial drops in fuel prices suggested by mid-August data. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on… more
    Automobile Association 389
  • Volkswagen celebrates 65 years of building people's cars in South Africa
    Aug 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen celebrates 65 years of building…

    VWSA celebrates 65 years in South Africa (31 August) 65 years ago the first South African built Volkswagen rolled off the assembly line in Uitenhage. The Uitenhage manufacturing plant was founded in 1946 as South African Motor Assemblers and… more
    Editor 361
  • Reef Fuel Injection Services (RFI) offers a diesel fuel injector repair programme for all Toyota vehicles including the Hilux, Fortuna and Quantum ranges.
    Aug 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Quality injector repairs for Toyota vehicles

    The recent decrease in new vehicle sales confirms the increasing number of older vehicles on the road today, and this holds true for light commercial vehicles. Now more than ever, fleet owners are under pressure to contain the maintenance costs… more
    Editor 388
  • Virtual vehicle showrooms have arrived already: “We Must Reboot”
    Aug 30, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Virtual vehicle showrooms have arrived already:…

    “Technology is disrupting every industry worldwide, and motor retail is not going to be spared. Disruption is coming - from online retail to driverless cars - and those who don’t learn to innovate now will find themselves left behind.” This is… more
    Editor 377
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 09/2016
    Aug 30, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors update 09/2016

    NAACAM SHOW 2017 UPDATE The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa (NAACAM) is pleased to announce that the inaugural NAACAM Show will take place at the ICC Durban from April 5-7 2017. The Show will be… more
    Editor 745
  • Fading our Reprieve
    Aug 29, 2016 On the Cees

    Fading our Reprieve

    After the nightmarish market blowouts of late 2015 and opening weeks of 2016, our fortune turned, as both Fed and Zuma retreated in their strident positioning. It allowed impressive clawback in Rand and bond yields, further enhanced by the slingshot… more
    Editor 365
  • The key to “zero accidents” is the development from assisted to automated driving on the basis of surrounding sensors.
    Aug 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental expands Advanced Driver Assistance…

    Sustained sales growth with Asian vehicle manufacturers Strengthening of local development through knowledge transfer and staff expansion Increase in the production capacity for radar sensors in the Philippines and China Neil Tang appointed as Head… more
    Editor 408
  • MITTAL vs the Downstream: Steel industry war
    Aug 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    MITTAL vs the Downstream: Steel industry war

    The downstream Steel Industry, under siege for decades, is facing its next huge crisis. For many years, ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA), South Africa's dominant liquid steel producer, found the South African steel market to be a favourable playing… more
    Gerhard Papenfus - NEASA 399
  • Era of Practical Politics
    Aug 29, 2016 On the Cees

    Era of Practical Politics

    The old modern Era of fully inclusive democracy, basically a short interim, started in 1994 and ended in 2004, at which point the ANC hegemony reached its high tide - 69% of the electorate voted in its favour. After that, already some erosion, but… more
    Cees Bruggemans & Prof Willie Esterhuyse 376
  • Are you and your car ready for summer?
    Aug 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Are you and your car ready for summer?

    Summer is fast approaching and motorists across South Africa need to ensure that along with the more pleasant weather, their cars, and their attitudes on the road, also need to be in tip-top shape. The Automobile Association (AA) said that drivers… more
    Automobile Association 373
  • Drowsy Driving Persists as Fatal Crash Cause
    Aug 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Drowsy Driving Persists as Fatal Crash Cause

    SA is no stranger to the disastrous consequences emanating from drivers who are drowsy and whose actions impact on the innocent. While estimates of deaths caused by drowsy drivers in the US range from 2% to 20% of all traffic fatalities, safety… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 369
  • Drunk enough to be dismissed?
    Aug 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Drunk enough to be dismissed?

    By Hugo Pienaar and Elizabeth Sonnekus, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr One would think that if an employee is found to be under the influence of alcohol at work it is a straightforward dismissible offence. Recent case law has shown that this is not… more
    Editor 357
  • Nissan and BMW switch on first joint coastal EV charging stations
    Aug 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan and BMW switch on first joint coastal EV…

    Rosslyn, South Africa, August 2016 - Nissan South Africa and BMW Group South Africa have added momentum to Cape Town’s green revolution with the introduction of their first joint electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV)… more
    Editor 388
  • Rider with MS embarks on long voyage to support others
    Aug 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Rider with MS embarks on long voyage to support…

    On Friday 26 August, Johann Nothnagel (61) left Cape Town in an attempt to ride over 4 000 km in support of people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The illness makes riding a motorcycle over such a great distance extremely hard, but biking is something… more
    Editor 476
  • SA overreaction? Or not...?
    Aug 29, 2016 On the Cees

    SA overreaction? Or not...?

    How does one respond to judicial intimidation and political innuendo? Our markets are rule-based, requiring trust in the most basic assumptions. When instead, one is offered ambiguity, active feinting, uncertainty tends to rise, to the point of… more
    Cees Bruggemans 360
  • GMSA's HR Manager Launches Career Advice Journal for Women
    Aug 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GMSA's HR Manager Launches Career Advice Journal…

    Port Elizabeth - In the spirit of celebrating women during Women's Month, General Motors South Africa's (GMSA) human resources (HR) manager launched a journal containing career advice, called Sharing Success. Inspired by the number of women in top… more
    Editor 389
  • Toyota is South Africa's favourite car brand
    Aug 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Toyota is South Africa's favourite car brand

    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has scooped the Sunday Times Top Brand award as the best regarded car brand in the Consumer category in 2016. It is the second time that TSAM has won an award in this category. The 2016 survey results were announced… more
    Editor 354
  • Small Business Friday encourages a focus on customer service
    Aug 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Small Business Friday encourages a focus on…

    As South Africa continues to grow and develop its entrepreneurial spirit and build businesses that last, Mike Anderson, Founder & CEO of the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), says that SMEs need to be cognisant of the important role customer… more
    Editor 353
  • Running at full charge - Maintaining your car battery is vital
    Aug 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Running at full charge - Maintaining your car…

    It may be small, but it’s the heartbeat of your vehicle. Your battery delivers the voltage to start your car, provides the power for the electrical mechanisms in your vehicle, and stabilises the energy supply. Battery Hub offers batteries of all… more
    Editor 376
  • Kids not listening? Maybe there’s a reason why
    Aug 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Kids not listening? Maybe there’s a reason why

    With two major motoring events coming up in September, Hearing Protection & Communication (HPC) has warned car fans to consider suitable hearing protection – especially for children. The Festival of Motoring South Africa at Kyalami is just around… more
    Editor 370
  • Being-left-behind Anger
    Aug 26, 2016 On the Cees

    Being-left-behind Anger

    Modern economic development dating from the 1600s has been a turbulent, dynamic affair. A continuous stream of new change agents appearing, even as old interests became outflanked or overwhelmed, some eventually giving way. The adjustment costs of… more
    Editor 349
  • Sugar tax may eat into the economy
    Aug 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Sugar tax may eat into the economy

    Article by: Lullu Krugel (Chief Economist and Director at KPMG), Cézanne Samuel and Maura Feddersen (Economists in Financial Risk Management, KPMG in South Africa) There has been a great deal of public discourse about the possible impact of the… more
    KPMG 462
  • Mercedes-Benz South Africa offers complimentary driver training as part of National Transport Month
    Aug 26, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa offers complimentary…

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa operates as a responsible corporate citizen Aim to produce trained, trusted and tested drivers through driver training from Daimler Trucks & Buses South Africa's Department of Transport will once again embark on its annual… more
    Editor 382
  • Quads 4 Quads off-road motorbike event
    Aug 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Quads 4 Quads off-road motorbike event

    Durban, South Africa – One of the most famous quadriplegics known to us, the late Christopher Reeve, actor, film director, author and activist, is quoted as saying: “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in… more
    Editor 485
  • Absa Cape Epic gears up for change
    Aug 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Absa Cape Epic gears up for change

    Special focus on Untamed African MTB race’s development category and charities THE Absa Cape Epic is taking steps to boost its development rider category to help nurture future mountain bike champions. In addition to the teams fielded by the Exxaro… more
    Editor 362
  • SA's Next Major Choice
    Aug 25, 2016 On the Cees

    SA's Next Major Choice

    The electorate has finally again spoken. A few key municipal signboards have changed hands, crucially NMB, Tswane & Johannesburg, but also some important smaller cities. Combined opposition now has its work cut out, making service delivery work, in… more
    Cees Bruggemans 368
  • Costly politics hits Rand
    Aug 25, 2016 On the Cees

    Costly politics hits Rand

    It is not a simple business, power politics. As our internal political strains intensify, sacrificing our financial health appears to be a minor matter. With the local elections dealing the ANC a brutal reality check, and advancing opposition… more
    Cees Bruggemans 355
  • Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa Celebrates Diversity of Women Working at its Manufacturing Plants
    Aug 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa Celebrates…

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa is celebrating the diversity of the women working at its manufacturing plants both in Struandale, Port Elizabeth and Silverton Pretoria, this women’s month. Ford is a company highly committed to developing and… more
    Editor 525
  • Automotive Business Review - September 2016
    Aug 25, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Automotive Business Review - September 2016

    The September 2016 edition of aBr is significant in that it represents eight years of ground breaking journalism in the automotive aftermarket space. aBr’s phoenix like rising was a classic example of the law of unintended consequences, with Words… more
    Editor 404
  • SA ratings: Battle of wits
    Aug 24, 2016 On the Cees

    SA ratings: Battle of wits

    There is this palatable anxiety that just because we missed the ratings culling knife last May/June, doesn't mean we will miss our encounter in December, with all the cost-enhancing implications that a downgrade would bring in its wake. But hang in… more
    Cees Bruggemans 371
  • Some minimum salaries are much higher than you think.
    Aug 24, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Some minimum salaries are much higher than you…

    The recent appointment of a seven-member panel of experts by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, has the nation debating the value and relevance of a proposed minimum wage for all workers. In this debate, it would be helpful to consider sectors that… more
    Editor 393
  • Local charities benefit from Volkswagen's Community Trust cheque handover
    Aug 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Local charities benefit from Volkswagen's…

    Nine charities, the latest beneficiaries of the Volkswagen for Good initiative Volkswagen to invest R15-million on CSI initiatives in 2016 Under the flagship Volkswagen for Good initiative, charities and community-based sporting associations have… more
    Editor 385
  • SKF introduces new packaging design for vehicle aftermarket products
    Aug 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF introduces new packaging design for vehicle…

    SKF recently unveiled a new packaging design for its vehicle aftermarket products that reached European customers in April of this year and has now reached our market. The new design stays true to the company’s recognizable blue colour and… more
    Editor 417
  • Tenneco celebrates 100 years of Monroe®, highlights latest technologies at Automechanika
    Aug 23, 2016 Events

    Tenneco celebrates 100 years of Monroe®,…

    Tenneco, a leading global manufacturer of ride control and emission control products, is celebrating the centennial of the Monroe® shock absorber brand and previewing an array of next-generation suspension and exhaust technologies at Automechanika,… more
    Editor 888
  • #CarseatFullstop asks you to donate old car seats for 67 days
    Aug 23, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    #CarseatFullstop asks you to donate old car seats…

    The #CarseatFullstop campaign was launched on Mandela Day, 18 July 2016, on The Expresso Morning Show. Campaign creator Mandy Lee Miller felt this was the perfect day to launch an initiative designed to make a real and lasting change on South… more
    Editor 664
  •  City of Tshwane to host the 6th Edition of Sports and Events Tourism Exchange
    Aug 23, 2016 Events

    City of Tshwane to host the 6th Edition of…

    The 6th edition of the Sports and Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) Conference, will run from the 25-27 October 2016 at the Protea Hotel Fire&Ice! Menlyn. SETE is a dynamic business-to-business platform that is aimed at positioning South Africa as a… more
    Editor 905
  • Update. NAACAM Show latest exhibitors
    Aug 23, 2016 Events

    Update. NAACAM Show latest exhibitors

    The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa (NAACAM) is pleased to announce that the inaugural NAACAM Show will take place at the ICC Durban from April 5-7 2017. more
    Editor 960
  • Aug 22, 2016 Events

    Johannesburg Boat Show Opens This Week

    26 - 28 August 2016, Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec Spring officially kicks off on 1 September and there is no better opportunity to view the latest boats, marine engines, personal watercraft, boating, angling and dive accessories than at the… more
    Editor 995
  • “Lekker Ou Jan” Isuzu from SAC
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    “Lekker Ou Jan” Isuzu from SAC

    Did you know that there is anything between 70 and 110Nm of additional torque just waiting for you in the D-TEQ engine of your Isuzu KB300? With the new “Lekker Ou Jan” performance upgrade from Steves Auto Clinic, you are mere minutes away from… more
    Editor 396
  • Gumtree users vote Toyota as South Africa's top car brand
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Gumtree users vote Toyota as South Africa's top…

    In a survey conducted by Gumtree South Africa on the differences between men and women when purchasing a car, SA's leading carmaker was voted as the preferred car brand by both men and women. For the ladies, Toyota was named as their 'mark' of… more
    Editor 424
  • The Waning Years
    Aug 22, 2016 On the Cees

    The Waning Years

    The ANC's reality of governing a modern country started in 1994. Choices then made, with course corrections along the way, would in time contribute to future outcomes, either favourably or unfavourably reflecting on the party. Its political… more
    Cees Bruggemans 373
  • 60 years on, the Etoile Filante and the Dauphine tread American soil again
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    60 years on, the Etoile Filante and the Dauphine…

    The Renault Etoile Filante* has returned to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA, where, six decades ago, in August 1956, it famously clocked up a speed of 308.9kph to establish four new world records, two of which stand to this day. Meanwhile, to… more
    Editor 376
  • A very careful Fed
    Aug 22, 2016 On the Cees

    A very careful Fed

    A very careful, thoughtful Fed riding herd, deep in thought, examining incoming evidence from every angle, preferring to stick with neutrality, prodding lightly here, holding off there, moving the herd along, keeping it going but not wanting to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 383
  • Tailgaiting
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tailgaiting

    When tailgated, some frustrated drivers make the impulsive decision to “tap the brake” — either a light tap on the brake to warn the offending vehicle or braking suddenly in an attempt to warn (punish) the tailgater to increase their following… more
    Editor 372
  • AutoTrader announced as new support sponsor for WesBank SA Car of the Year
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    AutoTrader announced as new support sponsor for…

    Johannesburg, South Africa – The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) is proud to announce an important new sponsorship partner to its longest running and most prestigious annual activity, the WesBank South African Car of the Year… more
    Editor 438
  • Jeep 75th Anniversary
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jeep 75th Anniversary

    Johannesburg - Jeep® - one of the world's few, true icons - is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2016. To mark the occasion, the Jeep brand is creating distinctive, unique 75th Anniversary Edition models - Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, Renegade and… more
    Editor 487
  • VWSA and BP/Castrol bring benefits of global partnership to motorists in South Africa
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    VWSA and BP/Castrol bring benefits of global…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has adopted and localised key elements of the global strategic partnership between Volkswagen Group and BP/Castrol Global. The agreement includes cooperation between the two companies in the main areas such as:… more
    Editor 412
  • South Africa can’t afford its bronze economic status
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    South Africa can’t afford its bronze economic…

    2016 has proved challenging for South Africa and just when we thought our woes could not get worse, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) rated us as the third-largest economy on the continent behind Egypt and Nigeria. This is the first time we have… more
    Editor 408
  • Vehicle recalls – why so many unsafe vehicles remain on our roads
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Vehicle recalls – why so many unsafe vehicles…

    The number of vehicle recalls over the last decade has increased significantly. Unfortunately the number of vehicle owners bringing in their vehicles for the necessary repairs is nowhere near where it should be for the number of recalls, says Vishal… more
    Editor 376
  • Polo goes above and beyond with Land Rover
    Aug 22, 2016 Events

    Polo goes above and beyond with Land Rover

    Land Rover provides polo gear for development players Two players given an opportunity to develop their polo careers Team Above and Beyond to play at the Land Rover Africa Cup One of the many highlights at the 2016 Land Rover Africa Cup polo… more
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  • Messe Frankfurt India’s “India Automotive Forum” emphasises on innovation, design and development as key to becoming world class
    Aug 22, 2016 Events

    Messe Frankfurt India’s “India Automotive Forum”…

    The two-day high level conference - India Automotive Forum was held on 28 – 29 July, 2016 at Le Meridien, New Delhi powered by “Automechanika Academy”, Messe Frankfurt’s globally renowned series of conferences. The theme of the conference was Indian… more
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  • New SA political challenges
    Aug 22, 2016 On the Cees

    New SA political challenges

    These are interesting political (economic) choices. The ANC preferring purest collective responsibility (nobody falling on his own knife in case of outright failure). The DA wanting to be able showcase delivery in many more key places (but as yet… more
    Cees Bruggemans 375
  • Cape Town’s Freeway Management System – watching over your safety
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Cape Town’s Freeway Management System – watching…

    Cape Town, August 2016 – More than 240 strategically placed CCTV cameras on Cape Town’s major freeways feed real-time information on traffic conditions to SANRAL’s Traffic Management System, day and night. Engineering manager for operations at… more
    Editor 405
  • Avis sponsors the gift of mobility
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Avis sponsors the gift of mobility

    Imagine not being able to walk, stand or run as a child, this has been a reality for seven-year-old Tshepo Rasebeka as he had a congenial birth defect that resulted in the amputation of his legs. On Thursday 18 August 2016, Tshepo received a new… more
    Editor 497
  • WOW, Hyundai Tucson is Women On Wheels' Car of the Year
    Aug 22, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    WOW, Hyundai Tucson is Women On Wheels' Car of…

    The Hyundai Tucson has won the 2016 Women on Wheels (WOW) Car of the Year Award. Hyundai's top-selling new SUV, launched in March this year, won the vote of an all-women judging panel which included Women On Wheels editor Juliet McGuire and 9 other… more
    Editor 379
  • Volvo Car South Africa supports #CarseatFullstop initiative
    Aug 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Car South Africa supports #CarseatFullstop…

    In an effort to raise child safety awareness in South Africa, Volvo Car South Africa has partnered with the #CarseatFullstop campaign which seeks to enlighten and inspire parents, and ultimately help them to take better care in protecting their… more
    Editor 556
  • Solid performance from energy storage vertical underpins first half profitability
    Aug 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Solid performance from energy storage vertical…

    Multi-year supply agreement for EFB start/stop business secured with Daimler AG in Germany Metair completes strategic redesign Revenue up 14% to R4 billion (2015: R 3.5 billion) Solid performance from Energy Storage Vertical Daimler AG Germany EFB… more
    Editor 422
  • Big Bile Rising
    Aug 19, 2016 On the Cees

    Big Bile Rising

    On a nice day you can see forever, they say. That's true enough. But once the denials have been shaken out of the tree, what is left staring us in the face? Today’s Big Bile Rising? There is palatable uncertainty worldwide concerning a crop of major… more
    Cees Bruggemans 382
  • Development of African Automotive Sector Led by New Industry Association
    Aug 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Development of African Automotive Sector Led by…

    African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) aims to unlock the economic potential and promote automotive sector across the continent Focus on driving investments in infrastructure, skills development, promotion of investor friendly… more
    Editor 405
  • Cyclists, motorists must work together for safety
    Aug 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Cyclists, motorists must work together for safety

    In anticipation of another beautiful South African spring and summer, many of us are looking forward to enjoying the warmer weather outdoors. This will include cyclists who remain a vulnerable group among road users. The Automobile Association (AA)… more
    Automobile Association 530
  • Excitement mounts as annual Volkswagen 10km run draws near
    Aug 19, 2016 Events

    Excitement mounts as annual Volkswagen 10km run…

    8 more days to go until the Volkswagen 10km Run Following the success of the VW 5km Fun Run in Uitenhage which has seen over a 1 000 participants since the inaugural event in 2015, the Volkswagen Athletics Club has decided to take things further by… more
    Editor 856
  • Clinton Presidency & SA risk
    Aug 19, 2016 On the Cees

    Clinton Presidency & SA risk

    Trump has made a speciality out of the outrageous, upset many people but kept coming on. However, scaling up from petty outrage among the relative few 13 million early followers, it is a different challenge entirely when preparing for the final… more
    Cees Bruggemans 379
  • GMSA's Second Facility Declared Landfill Free
    Aug 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    GMSA's Second Facility Declared Landfill Free

    Port Elizabeth - With yet another facility being declared landfill free, General Motors South Africa (GMSA) is moving closer to the company's global environmental goal to achieve zero waste to landfill by 2020 GMSA's Vehicle Conversion and… more
    Editor 428
  • HiCarByeCar – online dating site for car sellers and motor dealers launches in SA
    Aug 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    HiCarByeCar – online dating site for car sellers…

    Cape Town – August 2016: In a match made in heaven, a new online platform, HiCarByeCar.com, is set to give private car owners the pick of dealer prices when selling their second-hand vehicles, while simultaneously sourcing a wide range of stock very… more
    Editor 453
  • A very careful Fed
    Aug 19, 2016 On the Cees

    A very careful Fed

    A very careful, thoughtful Fed riding herd, deep in thought, examining incoming evidence from every angle, preferring to stick with neutrality, prodding lightly here, holding off there, moving the herd along, keeping it going but not wanting to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 383
  • Ford Targets Fully Autonomous Vehicle for Ride Sharing in 2021
    Aug 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Targets Fully Autonomous Vehicle for Ride…

    Invests in New Tech Companies, Doubles Silicon Valley Team Ford announces intention to deliver high-volume, fully autonomous vehicle for ride sharing in 2021 Ford investing in or collaborating with four startups on autonomous vehicle development… more
    Editor 421
  • Ford Earns Three Exporter of the Year Merit Awards
    Aug 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Earns Three Exporter of the Year Merit Awards

    Best Exporter OEM Merit Award complements 2013 and 2015 category wins Recipient of SJM Flex Environmental Merit Award for the fourth consecutive year Winner of the IDC Job Creation Merit Award PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 16 August, 2016 - The Ford… more
    Editor 393
  • ‘Rhino Whisperer’ receives a Forever Wild sponsored Amarok
    Aug 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    ‘Rhino Whisperer’ receives a Forever Wild…

    Conservation Manager at the forefront of rhino preservation in the Eastern Cape Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles continues support of Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative by renewing vehicle sponsorship When one hears names like Celiwe, Harry,… more
    Editor 377
  • Business as usual post elections
    Aug 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Business as usual post elections

    The recent elections may not have been a definitive turning point in South African politics, but they certainly were an indication that change is in the air.Speaking at the Business Day Dialogues event at an event fired up by Nando’s recently on… more
    Editor 403
  • William Skinner, a Senior Consulting Associate at Sewells MSXI, is also a very good golfer. He recently returned from the UK where he played in a major tournament, the Seniors Amateur Championship at the Formby Golf Club. He scored 160 (79 and 81) in the first two rounds but unfortunately missed the cut, which began at 158.
    Aug 19, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Understanding people is a secret for success in…

    “People are my product. I have a passion for people, particular understanding how they think.” This is the business philosophy of William Skinner, who has been through the ranks in the retail motor industry and is now a Senior Consulting Associate… more
    Editor 379
  • Eastern section of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre – more room, new exhibitors, improved structure
    Aug 16, 2016 Events

    Eastern section of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition…

    In the eastern section of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre (Halls 1-6) during Automechanika 2016, visitors will find everything they can fit into or onto motor vehicles. The exhibitors in the western section of the Exhibition Centre (Halls 8 –… more
    Editor 892
  • Safeline brakes launches brake discs
    Aug 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Safeline brakes launches brake discs

    Safeline Brake Pads now offer a complete brake fitment solution with the launch of Safeline brake discs. The new Safeline brake disc range aims to provide a complementary product offering to their extensive range of OEM quality brake pads. A range… more
    Editor 465
  • Jaguar Land Rover’s Lisa Mallett recognised for industry excellence
    Aug 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jaguar Land Rover’s Lisa Mallett recognised for…

    Lisa Mallett recognised at Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government awards Awarded regional winner in Automotive and Components category Globally-recognised awards endorsed by KPMG Pretoria, 16 August 2016 – Lisa Mallett, the… more
    Editor 422
  • Nissan challenges fastest man on Earth, Usain Bolt, to take on his toughest competitor yet
    Aug 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan challenges fastest man on Earth, Usain…

    Bolt is the Japanese brand’s Global Director of Excitement Nissan GT-R featured in short film to be launched in Brazil over the coming months RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (August 16, 2016) – Six-time Olympic gold medalist and Nissan Global Director of… more
    Editor 409
  • From left - Jaco vd Merwe the owner of Hi-Q Croydon, Maria Petousis Director of TGI handing over the award to Sean Harrison MD Hi-Q Automotive and Dominic Mphasa Hi-Q Retail Marketing Co-ordinator
    Aug 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hi-Q voted South Africa's No.1 Tyre Retailer for…

    To achieve this remarkable recognition in one of the country's most acclaimed and rigorous brand surveys for 7 years running is something to be admired. The Icon Brands Survey by Ask Africa, in association with City Press and Rapport, is the largest… more
    Editor 417
  • SA reprieves & remoulding
    Aug 16, 2016 On the Cees

    SA reprieves & remoulding

    Given a threatening global context, and following the fearful events of December and early January, when a respected SA finance minister was unceremoniously fired, as our traditionalist leadership bared its fangs, the Rand reached 18:$ and bond… more
    Cees Bruggemans 392
  • Volkswagen scoops two Exporter of the Year Awards!
    Aug 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen scoops two Exporter of the Year…

    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) presented with two awards at the annual Eastern Cape Exporters Club Awards On Friday 12 August, VWSA walked away with two awards at Eastern Cape’s Exporter of the Year Awards. These two awards, namely the SJM… more
    Editor 421
  • AA predicts another fuel price drop
    Aug 16, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    AA predicts another fuel price drop

    Ongoing Rand strength has outmuscled a climbing oil price, raising the possibility of substantial fuel price cuts this month end. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data… more
    Automobile Association 384
  • Tax Bills 2016 - Extended powers proposed for the Tax Ombud
    Aug 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tax Bills 2016 - Extended powers proposed for the…

    Johannesburg, Monday, 15 August 2016 - Those who have interacted with the Office of the Tax Ombud (OTO) since its inception will be quite pleased about the proposals contained in the 2016 draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill (‘TALAB’), and… more
    Lesedi Seforo - SAICA 409
  •  South Africa needs more start-up businesses
    Aug 15, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    South Africa needs more start-up businesses

    “We need to think beyond a job” The Global Entrepreneur Monitor (GEM) global report says that while South Africa is not alone in its decline and failure rate for small businesses, what remains concerning is the country’s low level of start-up… more
    Editor 526
  • Economic Insights: Weighing Coalition pro/cons
    Aug 15, 2016 On the Cees

    Economic Insights: Weighing Coalition pro/cons

    The local elections ten days ago send loud signals to all but the stone deaf, of which there remain many. Compared to previous national jousts, many walked away from the ANC, NFP or Cope, many of whom elected then to vote DA, EFF or IFP. Or stayed… more
    Cees Bruggemans 426
  • NAACAM Show latest exhibitors
    Aug 12, 2016 Events

    NAACAM Show latest exhibitors

    The inaugural NAACAM Show, taking place 5-7 April 2017 at the ICC, Durban. This important initiative, hosted by the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa (NAACAM) and aligned with the South African… more
    Editor 1941
  • Global fault lines shaping us
    Aug 12, 2016 On the Cees

    Global fault lines shaping us

    The world isn't a unity. It is fragmented. Each region with a different past, legacy and make-up, yet competing today in a global arena. Some parts will drift to the top, as some have done in the past, some will find their ranking diminished, yet… more
    Cees Bruggemans 431
  • Huge interest in the famous Castrol Classic oil and lubrication range
    Aug 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Huge interest in the famous Castrol Classic oil…

    SOUTH AFRICA MOTOR ENTHUSIASTS BRING BACK THIS POPULAR BRAND The product range is now available in South Africa, in the famous Castrol Classic green metal cans “The range is selling well in the UK across the country as well as in Europe we have also… more
    Editor 539
  • Toshiaki Konaka became president for Honda Motor Southern Africa
    Aug 12, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Honda Motor Southern Africa's New President

    From April 2016, Toshiaki Konaka became president for Honda Motor Southern Africa. He replaced Yoshiaki Nakamura, who following eight years in the role, has retired after a long and distinguished career with Honda. Joining Honda in 1984, Toshiaki… more
    Editor 428
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens New Store in Bulawayo
    Aug 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens New Store in Bulawayo

    After opening two successful stores in Harare, Zimbabwe, Tiger Wheel & Tyre has announced the opening of a new store in Bulawayo. This is the third Tiger Wheel & Tyre store opening since it entered the Zimbabwean market in September 2015. The new… more
    Editor 415
  • Renai Moothilal to be new Executive Director at NAACAM
    Aug 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Renai Moothilal to be new Executive Director at…

    The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) announces the appointment of Renai Moothilal as its new Executive Director as of September 2016. The association has been without a full time leader since last year.… more
    Editor 525
  • A rampant Rand
    Aug 10, 2016 On the Cees

    A rampant Rand

    It is only six months ago, when participating in a major corporate forum, where a business client took the view that the Rand (16.50:$ at the time) could “only” weaken further. And never come back….He was admittedly speaking to his book, though not… more
    Cees Bruggemans 435
  • Wesbank ceo joins the top line speaker line-up at Car Conference
    Aug 10, 2016 Events

    Wesbank CEO joins the top line speaker line-up at…

    Chris de Kock, the CEO of WesBank, who set the cat among the pigeons with his downbeat forecast for vehicle sales at the Car of the Year awards evening in March, has joined the impressive list of speakers lined up for the biennial CAR Conference,… more
    Editor 1073
  • Distance Records with Single Tank of Fuel Smashed on Continental Tyres
    Aug 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Distance Records with Single Tank of Fuel Smashed…

    Continental ContiSportContact 5 the tyre of choice for record-breaking drive New diesel record distance achieved with Porsche Panamera 3.0 V6 Diesel VW Passat 1.4 TSI establishes new record for petrol-engined cars PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 10… more
    Editor 466
  • This woman's month, Subaru teams up with Pinkdrive to promote breast cancer awareness & prevention
    Aug 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    This woman's month, Subaru teams up with…

    Subaru Southern Africa and PinkDrive stand together this August, driving further awareness, education and prevention of breast cancer. The partnership will see Subaru Southern African giving R5000 to PinkDrive for every new Subaru and 2016 Demo… more
    Editor 445
  • SKF Technical Bulletin
    Aug 10, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    SKF Technical Bulletin - VKMA-C 98109 - Fitting…

    Due to the unique design of the Subaru engine timing belt system, special care has to be noted on the Timing belt guide after the replacement of the Timing belt. See the attached Technical Bulletin for full fitting instructions. Click here for the… more
    Editor 440
  • What do you mean…?
    Aug 10, 2016 On the Cees

    What do you mean…?

    We now have two very critical areas in our national politics having a direct bearing on our national well-being, yet in both instances having to query what politicians mean when they say something. For things often look, sound & smell like mud, and… more
    Cees Bruggemans 437
  • The Traditionalist Citadel
    Aug 10, 2016 On the Cees

    The Traditionalist Citadel

    There was never anything particularly complicated about President Zuma, the man. Apparently personally very charming, his preferences have been widely on display for many years, for which reason the description ‘traditionalist’ appears most fitting… more
    Cees Bruggemans 425
  • Special hospitality packages at Concours South Africa
    Aug 09, 2016 Events

    Special hospitality packages at Concours South…

    In Conjunction with Sun City, the organisers of Concours South Africa are offering special hospitality packages for exclusive guest at the very first Concours South Africa, being held at Sun City on September 9 to 11, 2016. The hospitality packages… more
    Editor 2495
  • Volkswagen celebrates its women
    Aug 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volkswagen celebrates its women

    60th anniversary of the 1956 women’s march on the Union buildings Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) runs campaign - 15 Women, 30 Lives, 60 Years What do a crane driver, a ballet dancer, a doctor, a linguist and a brown belt karate champion have… more
    Editor 452
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre's
    Aug 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre's "#HerPowerWithTWT Women's…

    August 9th is Women's Day in South Africa, but Tiger Wheel & Tyre is declaring August "Women's Month" and will celebrate women in style on Saturday, 20 August with their free "Road Safety" workshop being held at 20 stores nationwide. To do justice… more
    Editor 445
  • The leading trade fair – for basic and advanced professional development in the automobile trade and industry too
    Aug 08, 2016 Events

    The leading trade fair – for basic and advanced…

    Automechanika Academy – the name is nowadays a synonym for high-grade, future-oriented lectures and events. This year, too, Messe Frankfurt has spared no effort with improvements being made not only to the exhibition concept but also to the… more
    Editor 2111
  • Jaguar joins Land Rover at revamped N1 City facility
    Aug 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Jaguar joins Land Rover at revamped N1 City…

    Jaguar Land Rover’s countrywide footprint expands Jaguar and Land Rover brands now share united, modern showroom floor State-of-the-art dealership uses global, customer-centric design Pretoria, 08 August 2016 – Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and… more
    Editor 566
  • The Long Fuse
    Aug 08, 2016 On the Cees

    The Long Fuse

    SA has had by now some 150 years of attempts at modern (meaning western-type) self-government. Starting in the Cape Colony under British tutelage, through two independent Boer Republics subsequently absorbed following a devastating colonial war, to… more
    Cees Bruggemans 434
  • Jessie Mayo has been involved in her family’s independent motor workshop for the past 29 years.
    Aug 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Women in the motor workshop industry: Jessie Mayo

    A foodie with an appetite for fine-tunin She may have a diploma in gourmet cooking but the kitchen isn’t where you’ll find 51-year-old Jessie Mayo of Johannesburg. This foodie has an appetite for fine-tuning of a different nature. Most would think… more
    Editor 476
  • Understanding the Zipper Merge
    Aug 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Understanding the Zipper Merge

    You must have noticed how vindictive drivers can be – particularly if a Taxi is involved - when it comes to sharing space, but more importantly allowing another vehicle into the open lane as traffic works cause congestion and reduction of lanes. In… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 419
  • South Africa votes
    Aug 08, 2016 On the Cees

    South Africa votes

    Compared to 2011, the ANC lost 500k votes, the DA won 750k votes. The EFF was new and did nearly 1.2m votes. Others also won or lost, but in much smaller quantities. These large shifts implied many protest votes, but also a substantial lie factor in… more
    Cees Bruggemans 412
  • Snap-on Mobile Showroom
    Aug 08, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Snap-on Mobile Showroom

    The Snap-on Mobile Showroom has begun its 6th tour of the major Centers in South Africa We are pleased to announce that our Mobile Showroom (A shop-fitted Mercedes D15 High Roof panel van) has undergone it’s 6th revamp in 3 years, and has started… more
    Editor 445
  • Women drivers urged to be safe
    Aug 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Women drivers urged to be safe

    Tuesday 9 August is National Women’s Day, and the Automobile Association (AA) joins South Africa in honouring the women of our nation. For all the women drivers out there, here are our tips for staying safe when travelling on the roads. The… more
    Automobile Association 465
  • Hope comes in boxes of all sizes for Land Rover’s Hope Crosses Any Terrain
    Aug 05, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Hope comes in boxes of all sizes for Land Rover’s…

    Land Rover’s all-encompassing social responsibility entity, Hope Crosses Any Terrain, is driving collections for the South African Red Cross Society One Hope Box for every dealership in South Africa Essential items collected will be distributed to… more
    Editor 471
  • Eastern Cape mechanics welcome Filpro programme
    Aug 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Eastern Cape mechanics welcome Filpro programme

    Filpro continued to grow its presence with the launch of its automotive enterprise development programme to 106 informal motor mechanics in the Eastern Cape on 27 July 2016. They have partnered with the Uitenhage Despatch Development Initiative… more
    Editor 441
  • Small Business Friday™ celebrates five years
    Aug 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Small Business Friday™ celebrates five years

    South Africa’s biggest ‘Small Business Day of the Year’ turns five on 2 September 2016. The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) and title sponsor, Nedbank, says that the launch of the Small Business Friday™ (SBF) campaign in 2012 was in an effort… more
    Editor 490
  • Volvo Car South Africa takes next step in revitalisation process with first full VRE dealership
    Aug 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Volvo Car South Africa takes next step with first…

    Volvo Car South Africa takes next step in revitalisation process with first full VRE dealership Johannesburg - Volvo Car South Africa announced the opening of the first fully-compliant Volvo Retail Experience (VRE) dealership in South Africa. The… more
    Editor 430
  • Naamsa comment on the July, 2016 South African new vehicle sales statistics
    Aug 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Naamsa comment on the July, 2016 South African…

    Commenting on the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of July, 2016 – released today for public consumption on the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association said that new vehicle sales had slumped dramatically during the… more
    Editor 465
  • Barely afloat & sinking
    Aug 04, 2016 On the Cees

    Barely afloat & sinking

    Those who remember 2004, 1994, 1986, 1982, 1979, 1974, 1964 and so back in time will have known the sensation. Enough heads up, sniffing the air, smelling Lady fortune, putting their oars in the water, raising sails, starting engines, ready to start… more
    Cees Bruggemans 461
  • SA Struggle Economics 101
    Aug 04, 2016 On the Cees

    SA Struggle Economics 101

    Do you also have difficulty in reconciling everything you hear, smell, see & read? That supposedly we are aiming to eradicate unemployment, poverty & inequality but are ending up force-feeding political and labour elites while displaying some of the… more
    Cees Bruggemans 473
  • Continental raises the bar in driving safety
    Aug 04, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental raises the bar in driving safety

    World premiere of Continental's revolutionary MK C1 lightweight braking system for shorter braking distances Cutting-edge SportContact 6 ultra-high performance tyre sets new standards for handling, steering precision and driving safety Both advanced… more
    Editor 535
  • Four SA mini-windfalls
    Aug 02, 2016 On the Cees

    Four SA mini-windfalls

    Just because we are five years down-range mired in mud, with leadership to match, doesn't mean that serendipitous luck has completely left us. Indeed, going by our richly varied natural endowment, windfall luck remains part of our DNA, however… more
    Cees Bruggemans 460
  • Workshops for repair specialists in English and German at Automechanika Frankfurt
    Aug 02, 2016 Events

    Workshops for repair specialists in English and…

    Workshops for repair specialists at Automechanika Frankfurt are a long-standing tradition and, this year, trade visitors can choose between twelve different professional-development courses – free of charge and in German or English. The half-life of… more
    Editor 850
  • Chevron Introduces High Performance Caltex Delo® Engine Oil Product for the South African Market
    Aug 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Chevron Introduces High Performance Caltex Delo®…

    Providing superb protection in both high & low sulphur diesel fuel environments Cape Town, South Africa, August 1, 2016 – Chevron South Africa today announced the launch of its latest premium diesel engine oil - Caltex Delo® 400 MGX SAE 15W-40. The… more
    Editor 535
  • Continental Tire West Africa opens its first Distribution Warehouse in Ghana
    Aug 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Continental Tire West Africa opens its first…

    Facility to house premium products for the local market Comprehensive portfolio for the Passenger Light Truck (PLT ), Truck Tyre (TT) and Commercial Specialty Tyre (CST) segment Faster and more efficient lead time from business to customer Room for… more
    Editor 533
  • A 2017 Watershed?
    Aug 02, 2016 On the Cees

    A 2017 Watershed?

    The trend may be your friend, but do not extrapolate indefinitely. This time is no different from previous such moments. As with Brexit (misjudged by elites and their experts), the world may be getting ripe for a shake-up. But from where will it… more
    Cees Bruggemans 434
  • Triumph Motorcycles confirms new world land speed record attempt
    Aug 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Triumph Motorcycles confirms new world land speed…

    Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) World Record attempt to take place at the Bonneville Speedway, Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah - August 2016 TT legend and multiple speed world record holder Guy Martin confirmed as rider for 2016 Triumph… more
    Editor 482
  • Trade safe on Gumtree, thanks to B3S
    Aug 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Trade safe on Gumtree, thanks to B3S

    With a few online scams doing the rounds within the automotive sphere on popular classifieds sites, Jeff Osborne, Head of Automotive for Gumtree SA, says that they are constantly encouraging their users to trade safe via their site. “We have… more
    Editor 477
  • Dunlop's fourth win in national survey reflects SA consumer's trust
    Aug 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Dunlop's fourth win in national survey reflects…

    Dunlop has once again been heralded as the leading name in the Tyre Brands Category in the 2016/17 Target Group Index (TGI) Icon Brands Survey, published on Sunday, 31 July 2016. This win comes as the fourth triumph since 2011 and is testimony to… more
    Editor 520
  • New CEO for Bridgestone SA
    Aug 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    New CEO for Bridgestone SA

    Bridgestone SA has announced the appointment of Gavin Young as CEO. This follows the decision by outgoing CEO, Mike Halforty, to take early retirement. Making the announcement, Bridgestone's Senior Vice President for the CMA region (which includes… more
    Editor 468
  • Avis recognised as top car rental company for fourth year running
    Aug 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Avis recognised as top car rental company for…

    Avis has been announced as the number one car rental company in South Africa in the 2016/2017 Icon Brands Survey for the fourth consecutive year. The announcement was made on the 28 July 2016 in Johannesburg. The Icon Brands Survey by Ask Afrika… more
    Editor 524
  • Where are we heading?
    Aug 02, 2016 On the Cees

    Where are we heading?

    The world this past decade appears increasingly crisis-prone, restless, if not rudderless. There have been major policy interventions keeping things afloat, but not restoring a greater sense of purpose. Instead, we are anarchic adrift. And in some… more
    Cees Bruggemans 437
  • Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report - July 2016
    Aug 02, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Comments on NAAMSA New Vehicle Sales Report -…

    “Passenger vehicle sales continue to show strain with the highest year to date decline of 20.6%. Whilst the strain will continue for the duration of the year, we do not anticipate it to continue at current levels”. General Comments on July 2016… more
    Editor 456
  • Fuel price set to plunge
    Jul 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Fuel price set to plunge

    Fuel prices will plunge in August. This is the news from the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). Petrol will fall by around a Rand a litre, diesel by… more
    Automobile Association 535
  • Scam alert - ULUTHO TRADING
    Jul 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Scam alert - ULUTHO TRADING

    Please can you notify all the sadfia members that Ulutho trading scammers are still on the loose. They called Majuba Diesel on the pretense of the company H&B Logistics. Gentlemen by the name of Leon. Looking for 5 x injectors for a Mercedes… more
    Editor 505
  • Prevalence of Self-Reported Aggressive Driving Behaviour
    Jul 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Prevalence of Self-Reported Aggressive Driving…

    Has anyone else noticed how aggressive South African drivers are? Having driven in other parts of the world where drivers tend to be more tolerant and understanding of other drivers’ errors, one can’t help but wonder what the world’s largest users… more
    Eugene Herbert, MD, MasterDrive 460
  • Ford Announces College Community Challenge Winners in South Africa; R350 000 Donated
    Jul 29, 2016 Buzz Press Release

    Ford Announces College Community Challenge…

    Five university-based community empowerment projects receive approximately R70 000 (5 000 USD) each from the Ford Motor Company Fund Forms part of Ford's College Community Challenge (C3) run in conjunction with global NPO Enactus Projects selected… more
    Editor 509

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