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  • Important Facts about the 2020 AutoTrader Car of the Year
    Dec 16, 2019 Buzz

    Important Facts about the 2020 AutoTrader Car of the Year

    The 2019 AutoTrader SA Car of the Year has had its highest ROI to date. The SAGMJ/COTY Committee have continuously taken the high road with regard to rumours or attempts to thwart the competition and its reputation. This year these attempts… more
  • Excitement builds for the national High School Career Expo in association with SABC Education
    Dec 16, 2019 Buzz

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

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

    Minister of Trade and Industry hosts inaugural Automotive Executive Oversight Committee

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

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

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

    A happy social media post can turn into a holiday nightmare

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

    Bridgestone becomes first SA manufacturer to produce 19-inch tyres

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

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

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

    A new shift in direction - A new look!

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

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

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

    Tshwane rescue team warns of escalating climate related problems

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

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

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

    Continental and BestDrive - Creating Opportunities, Changing Lives!

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

    Dakar Portal 2020

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

    Why your car will appreciate an accredited workshop

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

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

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

    Dakar 2020: Champions aplenty set for Saudi edition

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

    Metair batteries spark interest

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

    MIWA gets a look at Electric Vehicle developments

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

    Used car sales exceed R11.2 billion this November

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

    Preparing for Safe Travels this Festive Season

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

    Rain and darkness: perfect recipe for traffic chaos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    MISA launches ground-breaking policy

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

    Happy Holidays from SA Taxi

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

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 10 December 2019

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

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

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

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

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

    Looking back and pushing forward

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

    Keeping travellers going the Elegant way

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

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

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

    Can bodyshops capitalise on consumer impatience?

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

    SANRAL Festive Period Travel Information

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

    Abarth becomes Official Vehicle Partner of Dubai Autodrome

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

    MANN+HUMMEL appoints new Board of Management

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

    Ford releases 2020 Global Trend Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Gearing up to self-driving cars

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

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

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

    Opel Front Camera Wins 'Car Connectivity Award 2019'

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

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

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

    Connectivity in logistics – a look at future technologies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    SAICA highlights CIPC Compliance checklist challenges

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

    Toyota RAV4 wins Japan Car of the Year 2019

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

    Outlook for the South African Motor Body Repair industry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Gabriel SA Enters Learning Partnership to Further Enhance Staff Skills

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

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

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

    Isuzu's community partners share their project success

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

    Toyota leads the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay convoy

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

    TyreLife Solutions Brings You Momo Tires

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

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

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

    Haval H1- Earn your street smarts

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

    Apprenticeships make good financial sense for businesses, research shows

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

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

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

    Comprehensive range of quality fasteners now available from BI

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

    14-seater Hiace re-introduced due to popular demand

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

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

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

    SAPICS Membership Renewal for 2020

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

    Inaugural African Automotive Manufacturing Symposium (AAMS) launched

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

    Let the caravan and camping memories begin

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

    African Automotive Manufacturing Symposium (AAMS)

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

    Economic uncertainty and consumer debt keep new vehicle buyers away

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

    Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is "Sportscar of the year"

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

    Trilogy for Toyota in 2020 COTY finalists

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

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

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

    NAAMSA comment on the November 2019 New Vehicle Sales Statistics

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

    "Guard your heart"

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

    12th edition of the Africa Eco Race 2020

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

    4 tips to panel beat your business into shape

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

    Autopromotec awarded best international fair for the year 2019

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

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

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

    Dachser South Africa celebrates 40 years as the gateway to Africa

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

    Groupe Renault invests in micro-mobility with Nino robotics

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

    Toyota on course to claim 40 years of consecutive sales leadership

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

    A new shift in direction

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

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

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

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 03 December 2019

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

    UD Trucks Announces Best Fleet Drivers in SA

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

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

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

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

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

    Spotlight Automotive Project officially launched

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

    Tips for driving on the open road

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

    Luxury car owners urged to install tracking devices

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

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

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

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre Amanzimtoti Has Relocated

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

    Upcoming Events - December 2019

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

    Petrol up, diesel down for December

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

    Jobs Fund steadily extends the ecosystem growing township and rural economies

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

    October Ctrack Transport and Freight Index tracks economy down

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

    Computers on wheels – don’t be intimidated

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

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

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

    Taking South Africa Forward

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

    Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Award winners announced

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

    McLaren announces TUMI as official luggage partner

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

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

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

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

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

    Ford Ranger Wins Coveted International Pick-up Award

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

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

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

    Spitfire Restoration Project - Available to all, Not for Everybody

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

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

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

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

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

    Failure to act on recommendations a dereliction of duty by government

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

    Tips for safe road trips when pregnant

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

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

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

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

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

    Collaborative mechanisms to support small business in the townships

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

    A Thule Luggage Box Saves The (holi) Day

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

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 26 November 2019

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

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

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

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

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

    BI champions Berntel pneumatic and hydraulic solutions

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

    An Electric Atmosphere at the Kyalami 9 Hour Intercontinental GT Challenge

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

    Castrol’s liquid engineering drives down total cost of ownership

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

    Garmin® announces global collaboration with World Central Kitchen

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

    Meet the top cars from Ford v Ferrari

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

    Goodyear South Africa recognised as a Certified Top Employer 2020

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

    TATA keeps children smiling

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

    Motoring safety tips for women

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

    Volkswagen Group South Africa qualifies as Top Employer

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

    Missed chance for Audi Sport in South Africa

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

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

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

    Welcome to the 2019 FMF R1 Million Challenge!

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

    Mahindra Kicks off CARE FEST 2019 Worldwide

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

    First SAMBRA ESD conference provides positive outcomes

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

    Pratley to continue to focus on innovation and exports in 2020

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

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

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

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

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

    Take A Reality Check With VBOX Dataloggers

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

    Goldwagen Annual Franchisee Year-end Function 2019

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

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

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

    Make the 2020 Rand Show – Your Rand Show!

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

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

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

    AAPEX 2020 To Expand with Repair Shop HQ

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

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

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

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

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

    Cover yourself if you are travelling overseas

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

    Theme Announced for Manufacturing Indaba 2020!

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

    Motus Media Team has mixed fortunes in economy tour

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

    New industry-research partnership boosts battery innovation in Europe

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

    “Engineered by MEYLE” and tested by the strongest

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

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

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

    FMF Newsletter 21 November 2019

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

    Mahindra, a successful challenger in top fuel economy test

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

    Naicker Toolmakers completes ASCCI Black Supplier Development Programme

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

    Prevent getting stuck in the middle of nowhere this holiday season

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

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

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

    RMI gets serious about transformation

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

    Jendamark Drone Night Racing

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

    Toyota reveals the most powerful RAV4 ever

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

    Ctrack plays pivotal role in successful Fuel Economy Tour

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

    Audi Sport in South Africa with two "fast zebras"

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

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 19 November 2019

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

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

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

    The Honda HR-V is top of its class

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

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

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

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

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

    Roadkill Saves Lives

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

    SKF South Africa premises relocation - Amended dates

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

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

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

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

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

    7 Key Vehicle Maintenance Checks for a Holiday Road Trip

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

    Mazda3 Named 2019 Women's World Car of the Year

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

    Mahindra invites you to #DARE

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

    Insights from the Vehicle Telematics and Intelligent Mobility Conference

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

    BEE: a failing fantasy

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

    Fight fines and AARTO demerits with these tips

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

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

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

    MITSUBISHI MOTORS launched restyled Mirage compact models in Thailand

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

    Unique D-MAX aerial platform application reaches for the sky

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

    Road safety: Safe driving tips

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

    The legendary Fiat 600 Multipla conquers London

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Should I invest in a classic car?

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

    The Colours of Europe – the Standox 2020 calendar

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

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

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

    Getting to grips with small business financing

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

    President Ramaphosa presents Sustainability Award to Atlantis Foundries

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

    Two SA rural schools benefit from Fuel Economy Tour

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

    Workmen Compensation Fund - Dysfunctional

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

    Truck maintenance crucial ahead of the festive season

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

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

    The Renault KWID was successfully launched at the end of 2016 and has redefined the market with more than 27 700 cars sold, offering affordable mobility to all. With the arrival of the New Renault Kwid, the value proposition becomes even more… more
  • 2019 finalists lined up for track day testing. Credit: SAGMJ
    Nov 18, 2019 Motoring

    Qualifying cars announced for the 2020 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year

    The 2020 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year competition has kicked off in high gear. A total of 48 vehicles from 21 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) qualify to be in the running to be named a semi-finalist. The vehicles were all… more
  • Renault edges out Suzuki in titanic Fuel Economy battle
    Nov 18, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Renault edges out Suzuki in titanic Fuel Economy battle

    The tight contest between Renault and Suzuki for the title as the most fuel-efficient brand in the inaugural WesBank SA Fuel Economy Tour in partnership with FNB went right down to the final fill up in Cape Town on Saturday, 16 November, after… more
  • eK X & eK Wagon Kei Cars Win RJC Car of the Year 2020
    Nov 18, 2019 Buzz

    eK X & eK Wagon Kei Cars Win RJC Car of the Year 2020

    MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) announced that eK X (pronounced eK cross) & eK Wagon Kei cars have been selected as the "RJC Car of the Year 2020" run by the Automotive Researchers' & Journalists' Conference of Japan (RJC) after the final… more
  •  The Entrepreneurs’ Organisation (EO), a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 14 000 influential business owners launched the ground- breaking EO Durban Accelerator Programme at the Oyster Box on November 15.   Pictured at the event is Accelerator champion Cindy Norcott with  Wendy Mahoney and Uyanda Manana
    Nov 18, 2019 Buzz

    Entrepreneurs’ Organisation launches Accelerator programme to catapult businesses to the…

    With business confidence at an all-time low and companies buckling under the pressures of a lack lustre economy, it comes as no surprise that more and more South African businesses are struggling. But the flip side of that is that businesses… more
  • Hepburn, Snyders & Hartzenberg go gold
    Nov 18, 2019 Motorsport

    Hepburn, Snyders & Hartzenberg go gold

    Historic Racing South Africa crowned its 2019 champions at its final round races at Red Star Raceway outside Delmas on Saturday. Stefan Snyders (Porsche 911 RSR) delivered a virtuoso performance to wrap up the HRSA Sports & GT title with a… more
  • First ‘Renault City’ opens in France
    Nov 18, 2019 Buzz

    First ‘Renault City’ opens in France

    ‘Renault City’, a concept store located in the heart of the Val d'Europe shopping centre, is open seven days a week. With this new showroom format, Renault is establishing itself as close as possible to the general public. Renault City offers… more
  • MITSUBISHI MOTORS introduces XPANDER CROSS - a new rugged crossover MPV built for style, capability and comfort
    Nov 18, 2019 Motoring

    Mitsubishi Motors introduces XPANDER Cross - a new rugged crossover MPV built for style,…

    MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) revealed an all-new crossover MPV - XPANDER CROSS - to join the XPANDER line-up. Inherited with MITSUBISHI MOTORS' SUV DNA, the new model features more robust SUV exterior styling combined with the unique… more
  • Aerial shot of Formula K track. Credit: Formula K
    Nov 18, 2019 Motorsport

    World championship go-karting track opens in Johannesburg

    South Africa’s premier high-end short circuit racing track has opened in Benoni, on Gauteng’s East Rand. The official opening took place on Friday, November 15. The Formula K Circuit in Benoni is South Africa’s only track eligible to host world… more
  • Increasingly close competition highlights day 3 of Fuel Economy Tour
    Nov 18, 2019 Motoring

    Increasingly close competition highlights day 3 of Fuel Economy Tour

    The competition got really tight for the coveted best-performing brand award as well as in several of the classes in the inaugural WesBank SA Fuel Economy Tour in partnership with FNB as the five-day event ended its third day in Port Elizabeth… more
  • The Volkswagen Community Trust hosted its fourth annual literacy conference this week. From left: Louis Taylor from the national Department of Basic Education, Nicci Hayes from Rhodes University, VWSA Chairman and Managing Director Thomas Schaefer, VWSA Director of Corporate and Government Affairs Nonkqubela Maliza, and Professor John Aitchison.
    Nov 18, 2019 Buzz

    Volkswagen Community Trust hosts fourth literacy conference

    Literacy Conference welcomes education stakeholders under theme "Read to Succeed" The Community Trust celebrates its 30th anniversary Continuing to build on its ambitious goal of eradicating illiteracy among children under the age of 10 years,… more
  • Unions strike: SAA ‘seconds from disaster’
    Nov 18, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Unions strike: SAA ‘seconds from disaster’

    Can a striking trade union ever find itself in a worse position than in negotiations with a bankrupt employer? When an employer has no assets and the bank refuses to grant further credit, what is there to negotiate about, unless you are a… more
  • Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI).
    Nov 18, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Thinking of buying a pre-owned car this festive season? Here’s what you need to consider

    The festive season is fast approaching and buying a pre-owned car may be on your wish list for this year. But before you buy a pre-owned car, there are several things you should consider, says Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry… more
  • Fuel up and down as fundamentals tread water
    Nov 18, 2019 Buzz

    Fuel up and down as fundamentals tread water

    October's mixed fuel price picture has continued into November, with petrol showing an increase and other fuels dropping. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released… more
  • Tiger Wheel & Tyre's X-SURE is the Gold-Standard of Road Hazard Guarantees
    Nov 18, 2019 Buzz

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre's X-SURE is the Gold-Standard of Road Hazard Guarantees

    Tiger Wheel & Tyre has reinvented its X-SURE® product as a superior quality, highly affordable road hazard guarantee. The new and improved X-SURE is a motorist's guarantee that irreparable tyre damage won't leave them out of pocket. At the… more
  • Thomas TJ Anderson at BLVD Autoworks
    Nov 15, 2019 Buzz

    ZF Aftermarket and ASE Present Master Automobile Technician of the Year

    The presentation took place at the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence’s (ASE) Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet Those awarded were part of the most talented technicians in the US ZF Aftermarket proudly announces the yearly… more
  • Second time’s a charm for Highway Hero Maartin Langeveld
    Nov 15, 2019 Buzz

    Second time’s a charm for Highway Hero Maartin Langeveld

    2018 category winner trumps 3 000+ competitors for R100 000 grand prize Last year, Maartin Langeveld came within a whisker of winning the richest prize in South African trucking. This year, against even greater odds, he proved that he is this… more
  • Book now to secure participation at the flagship Manufacturing conference and exhibition aimed at all manufacturers
    Nov 15, 2019 Buzz

    Book now to secure participation at the flagship Manufacturing conference and exhibition…

    Why you should participate and what the Manufacturing Indaba aims to achieve Focus on the growth potential of key industry sectors, as well as unpacking challenges and obstacles to find solutions for growth in each sector Provide a platform for… more
  •    Impressive repair solution by MEYLE: ABS sensor kit for a targeted replacement
    Nov 15, 2019 Buzz

    Impressive repair solution by MEYLE: ABS sensor kit for a targeted replacement

    First to market: MEYLE solution for targeted replacement of the ABS sensor and sensor ring Practical MEYLE KIT comprising of the ABS sensor, sensor ring and installation materials Two references for the rear axles of the Audi A3, VW Golf, VW… more
  • Fringe programme at Automechanika Shanghai 2019 brings global automotive community closer together
    Nov 15, 2019 Buzz

    Fringe programme at Automechanika Shanghai 2019 brings global automotive community closer…

    With the show embracing both rising technology and industry connectivity, under the concepts of an automotive ecosystem, Automechanika Shanghai will provide a host of valuable opportunities for networking and knowledge-based sharing. Over 250… more
  • Ferrari Roma:
    Nov 15, 2019 Motoring

    Ferrari Roma: "la Nuova Dolce Vita"

    The new Prancing Horse V8 2+ coupé unveiled at a dedicated event in Rome Harmonious lines, timeless elegance and cutting-edge technology set new standards in the category The Ferrari Roma was revealed during a dedicated client event held in… more
  • De Klerk’s Saudi Arabian dream starts here
    Nov 14, 2019 Motorsport

    De Klerk’s Saudi Arabian dream starts here

    South Africa’s Dakar 2018 rookie winner Hennie de Klerk unveiled his new TreasuryOne Nissan Navara set to take on Dakar 2020 and the Saudi Arabian Desert at a function in Pretoria Wednesday evening. The all-new Nismo V8-powered South African… more
  • Markerparts.com, 1st B2B automotive platform
    Nov 14, 2019 Buzz

    Markerparts.com, 1st B2B automotive platform

    The global vehicle fleet has exceeded one billion vehicles since 2007. Today in Europe, there are over 308 million vehicles in circulation, of which more than 268 million are passenger cars. China already has 340 million vehicles (including 250… more
  • Polo is top-selling used car in October 2019
    Nov 14, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Polo is top-selling used car in October 2019

    When compared to the new vehicle sales statistics, used car sales in South Africa for the month of October 2019 exhibit some strong parallels – but also some stark differences. Whereas the Toyota Hilux was the top-selling new model by far (with… more
  • BridgestoneTyre and Rubber Expertise Supports Barrier-less Bus Access in Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Athlete Village
    Nov 14, 2019 Buzz

    BridgestoneTyre and Rubber Expertise Supports Barrier-less Bus Access in Olympic and…

    Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone), the world’s largest tyre and rubber manufacturer and the Official Tyre Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, recently announced that its extensive tyre and material expertise has helped produce a… more
  • Rev your engines with this a – z guide to the Kyalami 9 Hour
    Nov 14, 2019 Motorsport

    Rev your engines with this a – z guide to the Kyalami 9 Hour

    The iconic Kyalami 9 Hour returns after 37 years to the legendary track in November with a host of not-to-be-missed satellite events that make this motorsport event of the year featuring top drivers from around the world as well as South… more
  • Venezuela Is an Irrefutable Indictment of Socialist Ideology
    Nov 13, 2019 Buzz

    Venezuela Is an Irrefutable Indictment of Socialist Ideology

    It is most astonishing that even as the Venezuelan crisis unfolds on TV screens across the world, the orientation of governance in the United States is in danger of degenerating into the same socialist experimentation that has brought such… more
  • Mobility offering expands: large-scale rollout of Audi on demand in Germany
    Nov 13, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    Mobility offering expands: large-scale rollout of Audi on demand in Germany

    Whether Hamburg, Munich or Berlin, the service for flexible premium mobility Audi on demand is gaining momentum in Germany with the dealership partners and cooperation partner Sixt. Audi on demand has been available at 15 locations in German… more
  • Repairing car parts in a tough economy: Here’s how you can save
    Nov 13, 2019 Buzz

    Repairing car parts in a tough economy: Here’s how you can save

    By Filum Ho, CEO of Autoboys Every rand counts today in South Africa, especially at a time when our economy is really struggling. We all know the bad news: unemployment is at a multi-year high, growth rates are continuously being revised… more
  • Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo 2020 returns next spring with growing international and cross-boundary participation
    Nov 13, 2019 Buzz

    Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo 2020 returns next spring with growing international and…

    Auto Maintenance & Repair Expo (AMR) will return next spring from 15 to 18 March 2020 at the Beijing’s New China International Exhibition Centre. Spanning across the 120,000 sqm show floor of eight exhibition halls, more than 1,300 overseas and… more
  • Pratley road-trip survival kit
    Nov 13, 2019 Buzz

    Pratley road-trip survival kit

    With the Festive Season just around the corner, many families are planning their long-awaited family vacations. Pratley has compiled a recommended road-trip survival kit for those unforeseen breakdown emergencies when travelling. The kit… more
  • FCA's e-Mobility: a major player at Visionary Days 2019
    Nov 13, 2019 Mobilty Beat

    FCA's e-Mobility: a major player at Visionary Days 2019

    On November 23, the third edition of Visionary Days will take place. This innovative event, organized by young people for young people, is aimed at creating an environment where people from different backgrounds can meet up, talk and create, as… more
  • Mitsubishi Motors SA adds another rugby star to its team
    Nov 13, 2019 Buzz

    Mitsubishi Motors SA adds another rugby star to its team

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa has announced that World Cup referee Jaco Peyper will join its team of local rugby brand ambassadors. Peyper, born and bred in Bloemfontein but now based in Bloemfontein, will be driving a Mitsubishi Pajero Sport… more
  • Kyalami 9H worldwide appeal with local flair
    Nov 13, 2019 Motorsport

    Kyalami 9H worldwide appeal with local flair

    The return of the Intercontinental GT Challenge to Johannesburg’s Kyalami Racetrack is an event of worldwide significance to anyone who’s involved in motorsport. At the same time, it’s a celebration of all that’s best about South Africa. With… more
  • Journey of a Ranger: Plant to Port in 11 Hours
    Nov 13, 2019 Buzz

    Journey of a Ranger: Plant to Port in 11 Hours

    The locally-built Ford Ranger is the top-selling pickup in Europe, and South Africa’s top-ranking light commercial vehicle export Ford South Africa exports locally-built Rangersto more than 100 left-hand drive and right-hand drive markets… more
  • 5 ways to keep your car safe when storms hit
    Nov 13, 2019 Buzz

    5 ways to keep your car safe when storms hit

    Welcome to KZN, home of South Africa’s most spectacular thunderstorms. But with the rainy season upon us, it’s also that time of year when hundreds of unsuspecting car owners see their pride and joy damaged by hailstorms. King Price’s Wynand… more
  • MasterDrive Newsletter - 12 November 2019
    Nov 13, 2019 Buzz

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 12 November 2019

    MasterTips: Factors influencing fatigue As we head into the period where many drivers will be taking long-distance trips, what factors make drivers vulnerable to fatigued driving? MasterTest: Launch review: MINI Clubman With a precisely… more
  • DIY: How to repair car scratches
    Nov 12, 2019 Buzz

    DIY: How to repair car scratches

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

    The future of the South African Motor Body Repair industry

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

    When size really matters

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

    Mitsubishi Model A Selected as Historic Car by JAHFA

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

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

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

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

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

    Numerous and Exciting Business Opportunities for Women in the Transport Industry

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

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

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

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

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

    Renault South Africa debuts in the 2019 Wesbank Fuel Economy Tour

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

    Holidays start soon, be prepared

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

    Clark at the LogiMAT 2020

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

    Honda South Africa - 2019 Wesbank SA Fuel Economy Tour

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

    Ford Geared Up to Tackle Inaugural WesBank Fuel Economy Tour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Global supply chain thought leader John Gattorna at SAPICS 2020

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

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

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

    Bramhope Group extends MRO solutions contract with Bosal Afrika

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

    SEMA Show Highlights: 08 November 2019

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

    2019 MEYLE motorsport season

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

    Mitsubishi Motors tackles WesBank SA Fuel Economy Tour

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

    ZF Aftermarket Earns Partslife Environmental Award

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

    Fleets buy down as economy continues to struggle

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

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

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

    Pierre Martin Bos appointed as FCA South Africa CEO

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

    Volkswagen's T-Cross continues sales success

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

    Isuzu mu-X goes further with Eaton MLocker

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

    The AIDC is the official operator of the Tshwane Automotive SEZ

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

    Best breakthrough developer awarded for 2019

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

    Workmen Compensation Fund - a ghost government institution

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

    Axalta Releases 67th Annual Global Automotive Color Popularity Report

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

    Series: Understanding your basic consumer rights as a motorist

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

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

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

    SEMA Show Highlights: November 07, 2019

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

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

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

    Mitsubishi drives triathlon with CHALLENGECAPETOWN

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

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

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

    Daily SEMA Show Highlights: November 06, 2019

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

    BMW Group increases deliveries, revenues and earnings

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

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

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

    Important announcements at 2019 Batteries & Electric Vehicles Conference

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

    Bosch Africa announces the Smart Mobility Competition winners

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

    Teamwork is everything! – the Spies Hecker 2020 calendar

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

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

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

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

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

    FMF newsletter 6 November 2019

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

    Wildflowers and Whimsy High Tea - 21 November 2019

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

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

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

    Shape Corp. named Swedish Steel Prize 2019 finalist

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

    NAAMSA announces a R 6billion automotive industry transformation initiative

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

    Solar power for Serco’s Durban factory

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

    Cartrack R1 million Warranty a world-first

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

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

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

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

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

    SEMA announces New Products Award winners

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

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

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

    SEMA reveals Battle of the Builders® Top 40

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

    The new MINI Clubman in now in South Africa

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

    Isuzu teaches pre-schoolers to reduce, reuse, recycle

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

    New Monroe 2020-2021 catalogue

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

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

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

    MasterDrive Newsletter - 05 November 2019

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

    Fernando Alonso makes final Dakar preparations with Toyota Gazoo Racing

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

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

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

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

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

    All systems go for SA Fuel Economy Tour

    It’s all systems go for the inaugural WesBank Fuel Economy Tour, in partnership with FNB. The tour which takes place from 12 to 16 November, will see participants drive through five provinces - from Johannesburg to Cape Town via Durban, East… more