Mahindra expands its Eastern Cape footprint
Feb 22, 2024 Buzz

Mahindra expands its Eastern Cape footprint

Mahindra South Africa has concluded a major expansion drive in the Eastern Cape. The group has signed new dealership agreements with Eastern Cape Motors and the Algoa Motor Group to add new state-of-the-art dealerships in East London, King William’s…
Unlocking success and seizing opportunities
Feb 22, 2024 Buzz

Unlocking success and seizing opportunities

IFE 2024 – where Franchise success stories will begin The International Franchise Expo (IFE) is set to host a significant event at the Gallagher Convention Centre from July 20th to 21st, 2024. Exhibitors and visitors alike are poised to navigate the…
GWM welcomes the GWM TANK 300 to its universe
Feb 22, 2024 Motoring

GWM welcomes the GWM TANK 300 to its universe

GWM South Africa has added a shining new star to its universe of models with the new GWM TANK 300. The new model not only introduces the GWM TANK brand, but with it a new world of pure-bred off-road performance and, as is commonplace for all GWM…
TEPA focuses on recycled waste tyre collection
Feb 21, 2024 Buzz

TEPA focuses on recycled waste tyre collection

Vishal Premlall, National Director of the Tyre, Equipment, Parts Association (TEPA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), says TEPA is working closely with all tyre trading members to ensure that they are registered…
Visiting One of South Africa’s Best Model T Collections
Feb 21, 2024 Motoring

Visiting One of South Africa’s Best Model T Collections

In the heart of the Winelands is the farming town of Wellington, nestled against the foot of the Limietberg Mountains. Wellington is famous to the motoring enthusiast for being the gateway to Bain’s Kloof Pass, one of South Africa’s more famous…
Subsidising billionaires and SOEs are bad business
Feb 21, 2024 Buzz

Subsidising billionaires and SOEs are bad business

One of the more absurd posts on the site formerly known as Twitter, came from Maye Musk, the mother of Elon Musk. It revealed an abysmal understanding of economics and markets on her part and was an open plea to give her billionaire son more…
Network and Connect at FASA's Virtual Networking
Feb 21, 2024 Buzz

Network and Connect at FASA's Virtual Networking

22 Febuary - Virtual Networking - 11:00 am until 12:30 pm Networking events are the ripple effect for collaboration, knowledge exchange, and potential partnerships. To thrive, a business owner must embrace networking as an essential investment for…
GTC Championship glory for TGRSA's Variawa
Feb 21, 2024 Motorsport

GTC Championship glory for TGRSA's Variawa

The 2023 Global Touring Cars (GTC) season was balanced on a knife-edge, going into Round 7 at the Zwartops International Raceway, on 14 October, 2023. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA's (TGRSA) Saood Variawa, driving in his first GTC season, was only three…
Consumers cannot afford levy hike
Feb 20, 2024 Mobility

Consumers cannot afford levy hike

Association says Minister must think carefully about the impact of increases The Automobile Association (AA) says Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana must think carefully about the negative impact of increasing fuel levies on consumers before making…
Engen Maths and Science School celebrates top KZN learners
Feb 20, 2024 Buzz

Engen Maths and Science School celebrates top KZN learners

The Grade 12 learners who attended the four Engen Maths and Science Schools located in Durban in 2023 achieved flying colours for their matric exams. Engen celebrated their effort and sacrifice at an awards ceremony at Fairvale High School on 10…
Volkswagen builds 1,5-millionth export vehicle
Feb 20, 2024 Buzz

Volkswagen builds 1,5-millionth export vehicle

During the night shift on Monday 19 February, the production team of Volkswagen Group Africa celebrated a milestone when the 1,5-millionth vehicle built for export in Kariega rolled off the line. The milestone vehicle, a Polo GTI destined for the…
Orgasmic Violence
Feb 20, 2024 Bullshit Barometer

Orgasmic Violence

Bullshit #7 – written on 20 February 2024 Bullshit Barometer – None, totally honest By Dixie Normous Orgasmic Violence In this interview, our intrepid reporter SPOT, whose satirical bark is worse than his bite, talks to No Lady Pandora,…
Chery drives change through sport
Feb 20, 2024 Buzz

Chery drives change through sport

Chery South Africa, together with Lions Rugby and Champions Drive, have joined hands to facilitate access to the sport of rugby to communities who may never have had the opportunity to enjoy the full stadium experience. The company this week…
Paving the way: the benefits of PBS vehicles
Feb 20, 2024 Mobility

Paving the way: the benefits of PBS vehicles

As leaders in the mining industry, we are witnessing a significant change pushing us to improve transportation, safety, and environmental sustainability. Using Performance-Based Standards (PBS) vehicles is a big part of this change, stirring up…
South Africa shines in inaugural African Karting Cup
Feb 19, 2024 Motorsport

South Africa shines in inaugural African Karting Cup

FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem has lauded the first African Karting Cup which took place this weekend at Zwartkops, as an overwhelming success saying, “Congratulations to all competitors who took part in the first Africa Karting Cup in…
Hyundai stays on top with victory in Rally Sweden
Feb 19, 2024 Motorsport

Hyundai stays on top with victory in Rally Sweden

Hyundai Motorsport’s Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm have secured the team’s second win of the 2024 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season at Rally Sweden. With a fantastic advantage at the head of the pack, Lappi and Ferm remained focused on the…
The point of no return
Feb 19, 2024 Mobility

The point of no return

A study conducted by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) says that 9.4% of all fatal traffic accidents on South African roads involve heavy load vehicles. Additionally, statistics attribute between 80 and 85% of truck crashes to human…
The folly of economic planning
Feb 19, 2024 Buzz

The folly of economic planning

The greatest economic plan is to not plan the economy at all. As South Africans prepare to vote in the upcoming general elections, plans from politicians about the economy should they be voted in will be abound. If we are prudent, we would not fall…
Your driving superstitions could be fatal
Feb 19, 2024 Mobility

Your driving superstitions could be fatal

"Superstitions might seem harmless, but they can be risky when driving," cautions Julianna Marshall, a travel expert with the International Drivers Association. Driving demands skill, focus, and responsibility, making it vulnerable to superstitions.…
Webinar gives insight into AARTO
Feb 19, 2024 Mobility

Webinar gives insight into AARTO

MasterDrive hosted their ‘Insights into AARTO Power Chat’ on 15 February, with almost 700 registrations. The webinar not only provided crucial insights into the AARTO Act but also highlighted the positive impact it could have on individuals and…
Truck Driver Safety and Wellness Symposium
Feb 16, 2024 Buzz

Truck Driver Safety and Wellness Symposium

Rev up your engines and mark your calendars! The first-ever Safety & Wellness Symposium for truck drivers is hitting the road, and it's all about fuelling your well-being! Best news yet? Attendance for truck drivers is FREE! The symposium aims to…
A French lion in Africa
Feb 16, 2024 Buzz

A French lion in Africa

A brief history of PEUGEOT in South Africa When it comes to automobile brands, PEUGEOT is amongst the oldest and began its foray on the African continent very soon after it was created. The PEUGEOT lion, symbolising the qualities of the saw blades…
Umhlanga is Hyundai’s Dealer of the Year for 2023
Feb 16, 2024 Buzz

Umhlanga is Hyundai’s Dealer of the Year for 2023

Hyundai Umhlanga has been awarded the 2023 Dealer of the Year prize at Hyundai Automotive South Africa’s national dealer conference held last week in Gauteng. The Umhlanga dealership on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal has excelled in several…
SA’s best-selling PHEV and EV in 2023 were both Volvos
Feb 16, 2024 Buzz

SA’s best-selling PHEV and EV in 2023 were both Volvos

Volvo Car South Africa recorded impressive sales growth in the new-energy vehicle space in 2023, again leading the charge in the local plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) segment, while also boasting the best-selling fully electric vehicle (EV)…
Lexus South Africa welcomes Maps Maponyane as new ambassdor
Feb 16, 2024 Buzz

Lexus South Africa welcomes Maps Maponyane as new ambassdor

Lexus South Africa is proud to announce the appointment of Maps Maponyane, a renowned television presenter, actor, entrepreneur and fashion icon, as its newest brand ambassador. This partnership signifies a dynamic alignment between the luxury…
Volvo Trucks Celebrates Top Dealers and 24 Years in SA
Feb 16, 2024 Buzz

Volvo Trucks Celebrates Top Dealers and 24 Years in SA

Volvo Trucks South Africa has announced its top performing dealers of 2023. Mega Dealer of the Year honours went to Volvo Trucks & Buses Johannesburg, while the company’s Harrismith dealer claimed the top spot in the Medium Dealer of the Year…
Fuel price shock on the horizon
Feb 15, 2024 Mobility

Fuel price shock on the horizon

South Africans can expect a major upward shift in fuel prices in March, delivering yet another blow to already embattled consumers. Commenting on mid-month fuel data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF), the Automobile Association (AA) notes…
Last Chance to Apply: GIBS PGDIP/MBA(Manufacturing Focus)
Feb 15, 2024 Buzz

Last Chance to Apply: GIBS PGDIP/MBA(Manufacturing Focus)

Are you currently working in the manufacturing industry or aspiring to join this dynamic sector? Our Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration with a specialisation in General Management /MBA program, tailored for professionals interested in…
Love at First Sight? “Yes, of Corsa!”
Feb 15, 2024 Buzz

Love at First Sight? “Yes, of Corsa!”

Is it love at first sight? Does it make my heart beat faster? Is it the ideal companion for my date? There can only be one answer to all these questions on Valentine's Day: "Yes, of Corsa!" Because the new Opel Corsa is the ideal companion for the…
Historical 2023 results - strong improvement of all financials
Feb 15, 2024 Buzz

Historical 2023 results - strong improvement of all financials

Commercial results 3 complementary and growing brands: Worldwide Group’s sales up 9% versus 2022 to reach 2, 235,000 units. In Europe[3], sales were up 18.6% in a market up 13.9%. Renault is the best-selling French brand in the world, 2nd place in…
Factors to consider before downgrading your car
Feb 15, 2024 Mobility

Factors to consider before downgrading your car

With the cost of living increasing dramatically over the last few years and inflation reaching historical highs, saving money is a priority for many households. If you’re looking to save money by trading in your large family car for a smaller one,…
Lexus at Investec Cape Town Art Fair (16 – 18 February 2024)
Feb 15, 2024 Buzz

Lexus at Investec Cape Town Art Fair (16 – 18 February 2024)

Lexus South Africa continues its partnership with the Investec Cape Town Art Fair for the fourth consecutive year since 2020. This longstanding collaboration - which takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre - underscores Lexus'…
SA on track for EVs following SONA
Feb 15, 2024 Mobility

SA on track for EVs following SONA

During the SONA 2024 that took place on Thursday, 8 February, President Ramaphosa stated that the government was on track to resolve the most important constraints on economic growth by creating jobs through electric vehicle manufacturing. Naamsa…
NEASA Skills: Training March 2024
Feb 15, 2024 Buzz

NEASA Skills: Training March 2024

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: Occupational Health and Safety - R1 050.00 excl. VAT Firefighting - R860.00 excl. VAT First Aid - R1 100.00 excl. VAT The training will be conducted in…
Ford Family Guarantee Brings Customer Experience to Life
Feb 15, 2024 Mobility

Ford Family Guarantee Brings Customer Experience to Life

Ford South Africa is dedicated to enhancing the customer experience and striving to deliver unparalleled convenience and expert guidance throughout every interaction with its dealer network. As Ford prepares to launch exciting new products, the Ford…
Cries of ‘apartheid’ will not dissuade federalist sentiment
Feb 15, 2024 Buzz

Cries of ‘apartheid’ will not dissuade federalist sentiment

The African National Congress (ANC) and its client parties disrupted a public hearing on the Democratic Alliance (DA)’s Western Cape Provincial Powers Bill on 29 January, describing it as an ‘apartheid’ measure. Conflating apartheid and political…
Citroën C3 in the race for SA Car of the Year
Feb 14, 2024 Motoring

Citroën C3 in the race for SA Car of the Year

The Citroën C3 has been named one of the 18 finalists to vie for the prestigious Old Mutual Insure 2024 Car of the Year (COTY) title. The 38th running of the South African COTY competition recognises excellence in new vehicles launched to the local…
4 trends from the OE market to watch in 2024 and beyond
Feb 14, 2024 Mobility

4 trends from the OE market to watch in 2024 and beyond

The original equipment (OE) market has undergone huge change in recent years – especially in Europe. Now, Bridgestone EMEA’s OE team has shared its four major trends that are set to have the biggest impact on an evolving automotive industry…
Why the Africa Energy Indaba?
Feb 13, 2024 Buzz

Why the Africa Energy Indaba?

The Africa Energy Indaba serves as a crucial platform for advancing discussions, fostering collaboration, and driving positive change in the energy sector across the African continent. Here are some key reasons why the Africa Energy Indaba holds…
Headline sponsors contribute to Simola Hillclimb success
Feb 13, 2024 Motorsport

Headline sponsors contribute to Simola Hillclimb success

The excitement is rapidly building for the 14th edition of the Simola Hillclimb, which is less than three months away and takes place in Knysna from 2 to 5 May 2024. While the competitors and the dazzling array of cars being enthusiastically driven…
Junior resources available
Feb 13, 2024 Buzz

Junior resources available

NEASA Youth can assist you with junior resources for your business. Government funding has been made available for placing students with employers. Students Available: Soft-Skill Students Technical Students Business Management Business…
Applications to the 2024 Business Accelerator are now open!
Feb 13, 2024 Buzz

Applications to the 2024 Business Accelerator are now open!

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? Are you a Black-owned SME that has potential to become the next supplier to these large customers in the automotive sector? If you know of any Black-owned SMEs that would benefit from the Business Accelerator, please share…
66% of surveyed drivers wouldn’t consider buying an EV
Feb 13, 2024 Mobility

66% of surveyed drivers wouldn’t consider buying an EV

Around two-thirds of non-EV drivers say they will still not be switching to an electric car any time soon. A recent survey conducted by Refused Car Finance shows a number of customers said they would not consider buying an electric car as their next…
ORA 03 bound to impress at SA Car of the Year
Feb 13, 2024 Motoring

ORA 03 bound to impress at SA Car of the Year

South Africa’s most affordable electric car could soon be its best family car and the Car of the Year. The GWM ORA 03 is a finalist in the 2024 South African Car of the Year, hosted and adjudicated by the Guild of Mobility journalists. It was…
Hino SA making good progress in reaching environmental goals
Feb 13, 2024 Buzz

Hino SA making good progress in reaching environmental goals

Hino South Africa is making substantial progress in addressing environmental challenges at its manufacturing plant in Prospecton, near Durban, with special focus on greening its electricity supply and decreasing the amount of waste going to…
Navigating the AARTO delay: will implementation happen?
Feb 13, 2024 Mobility

Navigating the AARTO delay: will implementation happen?

The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act is again a subject of discussion following the announcement that the second phase will be delayed. The public is speculating about its future as no date was provided as to when it…
Vehicle crime ramps up towards the end of the year
Feb 13, 2024 Mobility

Vehicle crime ramps up towards the end of the year

Business-owned vehicles remain at greater risk Tracker’s vehicle crime statistics for the period July to December 2023 reveal an increase in the volume of vehicle crime during the last half of the year, with a peak in November during ‘silly season’…
Suzuki to join Rally to Read in KZN
Feb 12, 2024 Buzz

Suzuki to join Rally to Read in KZN

Suzuki Auto South Africa and several schools in rural KwaZulu-Natal will start the year on a high thanks to Rally to Read. To the uninitiated, Rally to Read is an initiative to reach rural schools across South Africa and deliver age-appropriate…
State of the Nation Address 2024
Feb 12, 2024 Buzz

State of the Nation Address 2024: Just another delusional rant

By Gerhard Papenfus After a multitude of disappointments and, almost without exception, meaningless speeches, only the most hardened ANC supporter and the very naïve, who are most probably the same people, find any value in anything the President…
Old Mutual Insure 2024 Car of The Year Finalists Announced
Feb 12, 2024 Buzz

Old Mutual Insure 2024 Car of The Year Finalists Announced

The finalists of the prestigious Old Mutual Insure 2024 Car of the Year (COTY) competition have been announced. The top 18 finalists meticulously chosen by the jurors of the 38th annual COTY competition presented by the South African Guild of…
The All-New CR-V is here!
Feb 12, 2024 Motoring

The All-New CR-V is here!

Enhance your driving experience with the All-New Honda CR-V. The CR-V boasts a striking exterior with refined lines, sophisticated contours, and signature LED lighting. Step inside to discover a meticulously crafted interior, featuring premium…
How A Simple 'Pause' Slashes Accident Rates by 47%
Feb 12, 2024 Mobility

How A Simple 'Pause' Slashes Accident Rates by 47%

"Slowing down saves lives," is no longer an idle lecture for reckless drivers. A groundbreaking study by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) ties a humble intersection delay to a whopping 47% drop in pedestrian conflicts. Let's delve deeper.…
Parts manager negotiates road works in her journey to the top
Feb 12, 2024 Buzz

Parts manager negotiates road works in her journey to the top

Auto industry veteran Dayle Walker knows a thing or two about crashing and getting patched up again. No matter what challenges life throws at her, she finds a way to stay the course and come out all polished on the other side. This year she is…
New 2024 Jeep Wrangler Named Best SUV of 2024 by Cars.com
Feb 12, 2024 Motoring

New 2024 Jeep Wrangler Named Best SUV of 2024 by Cars.com

The new 2024 Jeep Wrangler is the Best SUV of 2024, according to Cars.com. The editors of Cars.com considered all SUVs available in the U.S. to determine which vehicle demonstrates the best combination of capability, versatility and value, selecting…
These are the things your mechanic wants you to know
Feb 08, 2024 Mobility

These are the things your mechanic wants you to know

Your mechanic holds a treasure trove of insights that can keep your car running smoothly and your engine humming contentedly. However, car ownership also requires some knowledge and proactivity, especially when it comes to a car service and vehicle…
Webfleet unveils 5 fleet management trends for 2024
Feb 07, 2024 Mobility

Webfleet unveils 5 fleet management trends for 2024

Fleet management is undergoing major advances and 2024 will be a decisive year in two key areas: safety and decarbonisation. In addition, technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) applied to automotive will drive new challenges and…
Automechanika JHB 2022 Innovation Awards Entries Now Open
Feb 07, 2024 Buzz

Automechanika JHB 2022 Innovation Awards Entries Now Open

Searching for the next big thing in the automotive aftermarket Product innovation is synonymous with the Automechanika brand and as such, the Innovation Awards have been a highlight of the local event since it was first held in 2009. Pioneering…
Chery doubles sales in January, looks to the future
Feb 07, 2024 Buzz

Chery doubles sales in January, looks to the future

This past January, Chery Group sold 200 992 units, which translates into a year-on-year growth of 107.5 per cent. The Chery brand alone made up 135 130 units of this figure. This also marks the fourth consecutive month that the group surpassed 200…
Premier South African Touring Car racing enters a new era
Feb 06, 2024 Motorsport

Premier South African Touring Car racing enters a new era

South African Touring Cars will take over from Global Touring Car racing from 2024. South Africa’s premier wings and slicks tin-top race series has undergone a radical transformation over the past two seasons. The new name not only concludes that…
Electricity privatisation is already happening
Feb 06, 2024 Buzz

Electricity privatisation is already happening

Privatisation is not only the only real solution to SA’s electricity crisis, it is so obviously necessary and powerful that it is happening whether the government likes it or not. Former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter estimated before he resigned that…
Analysing Festive Season road fatalities – 2:3
Feb 06, 2024 Mobility

Analysing Festive Season road fatalities – 2:3

The Road Safety Partnership South Africa (RSP-SA) has analysed the 2023/2024 Festive Season road fatality rates to provide perspective on whether the decrease in stats was truly dismal. In January, Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga revealed there was a…
Bakwena’s 2024 Road and Plaza Expansion Plans
Feb 06, 2024 Mobility

Bakwena’s 2024 Road and Plaza Expansion Plans

Bakwena, the Concessionaire responsible for the N1N4 route, is dedicated to maintaining and upgrading its road network to ensure the safety and convenience of travellers. The recent impact of climate change, particularly heavy rainfall, has…
Big petrol price increases expected in February
Feb 05, 2024 Mobility

Big petrol price increases expected in February

Current unaudited fuel data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) is showing significant increases for all grades of fuel in February. Commenting on the data, the Automobile Association (AA) says the numbers are indicating that the short-lived relief…
New National Minimum Wage: Both futile and destructive
Feb 05, 2024 Buzz

New National Minimum Wage: Both futile and destructive

By Gerhard Papenfus On Friday, 2 February 2024, the Minister of Employment and Labour announced an 8.5% (CPI plus 3%) increase to the National Minimum Wage (NMW). In doing so, the Minister acted on the advice and recommendations of the National…
Toyota kicks off the year with a solid performance
Feb 05, 2024 Buzz

Toyota kicks off the year with a solid performance

At Toyota’s recent State of the Motor Industry (SOMI) address, it was clearly outlined that South Africa’s automotive sector will remain largely in limp mode going into 2024 – this is confirmed by the numbers coming out of January. Aggregate…
New records for a new year – Suzuki breaks the 5K barrier
Feb 05, 2024 Motoring

New records for a new year – Suzuki breaks the 5K barrier

Suzuki Auto South Africa and its network of dealers shattered every possible sales record in January for the best start to a year. Ever. According to the official sales report – published by industry body naamsa on the first business day of every…
Tyrexpo Asia 2024 – positive momentum in Thailand
Feb 02, 2024 Buzz

Tyrexpo Asia 2024 – positive momentum in Thailand

It is now just four months before the leading international tyre trade show – TyreXpo Asia 2024 opens in a new location in Thailand at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) from the 15th to 17th May 2024. The prestigious event…
New vehicle sales start with the choke
Feb 02, 2024 Buzz

New vehicle sales start with the choke

New vehicle sales started 2024 where they left 2023 off: with the choke on waiting for conditions and performance to improve. According to figures released by naamsa | the Automotive Business Council, new vehicle sales started on a weak footing,…
Opel Increases Global Sales by a Strong 15 Percent in 2023
Feb 01, 2024 Motoring

Opel Increases Global Sales by a Strong 15 Percent in 2023

Opel grew significantly in 2023 with a sales increase of 15 percent. This is the highest percentage growth rate in more than 20 years. Global sales were up to around 670,000 vehicles giving the German manufacturer its highest registration numbers in…
Unlocking Africa's Potential: Embracing Regional Integration
Feb 01, 2024 Buzz

Unlocking Africa's Potential: Embracing Regional Integration

In a landmark move set to support the growth of the economic landscape, the 2024 edition of the Manufacturing Indaba boldly underscores the transformative potential of African manufacturing. With the spotlight firmly on harnessing the continent's…
MasterDrive Driver Search about to select entrants
Feb 01, 2024 Mobility

MasterDrive Driver Search about to select entrants

The MasterDrive Driver Search closed today. The Driver Search has expanded to have national reach this year, presenting more opportunities to more young drivers but it also adds to the competitive landscape for entrants hoping to enter the next…
Reaching the point of Turnaround
Feb 01, 2024 Mobility

Reaching the point of Turnaround

The logistics crisis in South Africa is, without doubt, the ‘perfect storm’, strangling the private sector and trade, negatively impacting the fiscal, causing massive knock-on damage to the nation at large. This is a situation that government now…
Vehicle Hijacking numbers down over festive season
Feb 01, 2024 Mobility

Vehicle Hijacking numbers down over festive season

Fidelity Services Group confirms that while vehicle hijackings are increasing in general, the group had not experienced any particular spikes in the number of vehicle hijackings nationally over the festive season. Wahl Bartmann CEO of Fidelity…
BEE points and income tax - a double deduction? 
Feb 01, 2024 Buzz

BEE points and income tax - a double deduction? 

Can a business claim BEE points for socio-economic-development contributions and deduct those contributions from its income for tax purposes as well? Can a business deduct from its income under s 18A of the Income Tax Act the amount of any…
The logistics sector ended 2023 on a better note
Jan 31, 2024 Mobility

The logistics sector ended 2023 on a better note

The Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) increased somewhat in December to end a volatile year for the logistics sector on a better note. At an index level of 121.1 in December, the Ctrack TFI is 8.4% above year-ago levels and 1.9% above…
Motul dominates at the 46th Dakar Rally
Jan 31, 2024 Motorsport

Motul dominates at the 46th Dakar Rally

The 2024 edition of the Dakar – regarded by many veterans as the toughest staging of the ultimate Rally-Raid event since the 2020 move to Saudi Arabia – saw Motul-backed participants achieve notable successes and occupy several of the category…
Volvo Launches Upgraded Extra Heavy Trucks
Jan 31, 2024 Mobility

Volvo Launches Upgraded Extra Heavy Trucks

Volvo Trucks’ range of extra heavy trucks – the Volvo FH, FM and FMX models – are being upgraded with new technologies and the latest in camera monitoring for even better efficiency, safety and productivity for demanding businesses. The upgrades on…
HINO gets new Senior Executive Co-Ordinator
Jan 31, 2024 Buzz

HINO gets new Senior Executive Co-Ordinator

Masafumi Kawabata, of Hino Motors Japan, has been appointed Senior Executive Co-Ordinator of Hino South Africa. He takes over from Yusonori Otani, who served in this position from February 2020 and is now returning to Japan. He has been working for…
New general manager at HINO SA
Jan 31, 2024 Buzz

New general manager at HINO SA

Itumeleng “Tumi” Segage has been appointed General Manager at Hino South Africa reporting to Anton Falck, Vice President for Hino SA. The appointment follows the retirement of Pieter Klerck. Itumeleng has been working in the motor industry for over…
South Africa to host inaugural African Karting Cup 
Jan 31, 2024 Motorsport

South Africa to host inaugural African Karting Cup 

Next month the African karting spotlight will be placed firmly on South Africa as the country hosts the inaugural African Karting Cup (AKC) between 15 – 17 February at the Formula-K Kart circuit in Benoni. 40 of the finest participants from over 15…
HINO SA aims to grow sales volume by 10% in 2024
Jan 31, 2024 Mobility

HINO SA aims to grow sales volume by 10% in 2024

Hino South Africa has set an ambitious target to grow its sales volume by 15% to 3 800 units in 2024, compared to the 3 300 units it retailed in 2023. This in pursuit of a market share of 10% in the overall South African truck market forecast of 34…
NEASA Payroll Services
Jan 31, 2024 Buzz

NEASA Payroll Services

Employers, in general, are inundated with red tape and administrative issues that they need to attend to, while having to focus on their core operations. Consequently, NEASA is pleased to introduce its payroll services as the newest product offering…
SA bucks global trend of privatising power structures
Jan 31, 2024 Buzz

SA bucks global trend of privatising power structures

Eustace Davie is a director of the Free Market Foundation and author of ‘Unchain the child’. Worldwide experience has revealed that a government-owned vertical monopoly in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity is the…
Road fatalities halved
Jan 30, 2024 Mobility

Road fatalities halved

Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Pty) Ltd (Bakwena), is pleased to report an overall reduction of fatalities along the Bakwena N1N4 route over the festive period of 12 December 2023 up to 16 January 2024. A total of 5 fatalities (2 of which…
See more animals with these game drive tips
Jan 30, 2024 Mobility

See more animals with these game drive tips

South Africa’s beautiful national parks and game reserves are a treasure trove of wildlife and natural beauty, attracting visitors from across the country and around the world. One of the best ways to explore our national parks is with a self-drive…
South Africa’s Trade Outlook for 2024
Jan 30, 2024 Buzz

South Africa’s Trade Outlook for 2024

Global growth is expected to be subdued, if not stagnant in 2024 and amidst this slow growth and some of the challenging market conditions, global trade is also expected to be sluggish. In fact, according to The World Bank global trade growth, in…
SA’s path to prosperity through liberal social policies
Jan 29, 2024 Buzz

SA’s path to prosperity through liberal social policies

Eustace Davie is a director of the Free Market Foundation A liberal order is one in which there is voluntary exchange between individuals free of third-party intervention. The term “liberal” in this article refers to European classical liberalism…
SAPRA supports diesel probe
Jan 29, 2024 Mobility

SAPRA supports diesel probe

(image) Lebo Ramolahloane, Vice Chairman of SAPRA Following newspaper reports this week regarding the probe by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) into filling stations selling watered down diesel, the South African Petroleum…
Deep dive into adulterated diesel
Jan 26, 2024 Mobility

Deep dive into adulterated diesel

Recently, several news reports warned drivers that at least 70 service stations are selling ‘contaminated’ or ‘fake’ diesel. Many of these reports are causing significant concern amongst motorists as few, if any, are accompanied by advice about what…
Elevate Your Brand with SAPICS Conference 2024 Sponsorship
Jan 26, 2024 Mobility

Elevate Your Brand with SAPICS Conference 2024 Sponsorship

SAPICS is excited to offer you an opportunity to elevate your brand and expand your business reach by becoming a sponsor of the 2024 SAPICS Annual Conference which will be held in association with the South African Association of Freight Forwarders.…
Key Pinetown welcomes Jeep® and Fiat
Jan 26, 2024 Buzz

Key Pinetown welcomes Jeep® and Fiat

Stellantis continues its drive to make brands easily accessible to customers through its multifranchise dealer network with the addition of Jeep® and Fiat to Key Pinetown. The Key Pinetown facility already houses Opel, Peugeot, and Citroën brands.…
Producers are far less harmful than meddling politicians
Jan 26, 2024 Buzz

Producers are far less harmful than meddling politicians

James Peron, president of the Moorfield Storey Institute and author of several books, including Exploding Population Myths and The Liberal Tide, is a contributing author for the Free Market Foundation. Life is an endless series of problems, all of…
Drunk driving the major offender
Jan 26, 2024 Mobility

Drunk driving the major offender

As an organisation dedicated to consistent reduction in road fatalities, MasterDrive sees the loss of 25 less lives this Festive Season as a step in the right direction. This 1.7% paired with the decrease from last year shows a promising downward…
Toyota shines at SOMI ‘24
Jan 26, 2024 Buzz

Toyota shines at SOMI ‘24

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) hosted the seventh instalment of the popular State of the Motor Industry (SOMI) event at Kyalami. A multi-layered activation, SOMI ’24 provided the perfect platform for TSAM’s President and CEO, Andrew Kirby, to…
Introducing Smart Repair. The Smarter Fix.
Jan 26, 2024 Buzz

Introducing Smart Repair. The Smarter Fix.

We know you take pride in keeping your vehicle in great condition, that's why Lazarus Motor Company delivers a Smart Repair Service for all your minor cosmetic repairs. We have an equipped bay facility dedicated to repair minor scratches and bumps…
Four false criticisms of liberalism from the right
Jan 26, 2024 Buzz

Four false criticisms of liberalism from the right

As the national-conservative movement grows around the world, the right is increasingly abandoning the alliance of convenience it had with liberalism during the latter half of the previous century. Here are some false criticisms our erstwhile allies…
All-New Electric Opel SUV will be Named Frontera
Jan 26, 2024 Motoring

All-New Electric Opel SUV will be Named Frontera

Opel has announced the return of the Frontera nameplate in 2024. The name will make its comeback on an all-new SUV model. The new Frontera, which will be presented later this year, will be a fun car with clever functional features. It will also…
Decrease in fatalities welcome, but more needs to be done
Jan 25, 2024 Mobility

Decrease in fatalities welcome, but more needs to be done

The small decrease in the number of fatalities on South African roads between the December 2022 and January 2023 festive period and the 2023/2024 period is commendable and signals a slight improvement in road safety efforts by authorities. However,…
Teenager Koloc a fine 25th, gentleman Carmans 34th
Jan 24, 2024 Motorsport

Teenager Koloc a fine 25th, gentleman Carmans 34th

South Africa’s Red-Lined Motorsport enjoyed another brilliant Dakar in the gruelling 2024 race that ended in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia on Friday. Billed as one of the toughest Dakar’s in recent years, that did not deter teen sensation Aliyyah Koloc from…
SA second-hand car buyers need to be more vigilant
Jan 24, 2024 Mobility

SA second-hand car buyers need to be more vigilant

Buying a car, even a second-hand one, is a big financial commitment and the buyer needs to know they are getting bang for their buck, along with all the things which they most desire in a car. Safety should always be a top priority but how certain…
Return to the dreaded commute
Jan 24, 2024 Mobility

Return to the dreaded commute

Productivity and optimal function at one’s business depends on mental alertness and energetic performance. Imagine a scenario where a large percentage of employees are arriving for work already emotionally exhausted. Recent research is suggesting…
HINO finishes 33rd consecutive Dakar Rally
Jan 24, 2024 Motorsport

HINO finishes 33rd consecutive Dakar Rally

Hino continued to build on its astounding record of 33 starts and 33 finishes in the gruelling Dakar Rally which finished in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia on January 19. Hino’s record goes back to the 1991 Dakar Rally. Since then, at least one Hino truck has…
2023 used car sales: Foot still on the gas
Jan 24, 2024 Mobility

2023 used car sales: Foot still on the gas

Ford Ranger continues to dominate model sales, widening the gap between the Toyota Hilux. The foot has certainly not come off the gas in the used car market. In 2023 the number of used cars sold rose by 4.6% year-on-year. Overall, 367,075 used cars…
Toyota GR86 Triumph at Kyalami 9-Hour Endurance Race
Jan 24, 2024 Motorsport

Toyota GR86 Triumph at Kyalami 9-Hour Endurance Race

Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa’s (TGRSA) first foray into the South African Endurance Series (SAES) in 2022, proved to reap rewards as the ‘newcomer’ team, that won The Index of Performance title with their near-standard Toyota GR Yaris entries…
Prepare for scorching temperatures
Jan 24, 2024 Mobility

Prepare for scorching temperatures

Weather advisories were issued for parts of the Northern and Western Cape advising of temperatures as high as 40°C. Temperatures this high create dangerous driving conditions. Not only does it pose a risk to your health and wellbeing but if…
2024: Honda FIT Facelift
Jan 23, 2024 Motoring

2024: Honda FIT Facelift

In addition to the recently facelifted FIT eHEV, Honda has refreshed the rest of the FIT range with new and sporty styling, in addition to enhanced specification levels. New design elements such as revised bumpers create a more cohesive,…
COIDA - Compensation Fund assistance for employers
Jan 23, 2024 Buzz

COIDA - Compensation Fund assistance for employers

NEASA brings relief to employers by ensuring that employers are registered, categorised correctly and do not overpay on their Compensation Fund contributions, or where they have overpaid in the past, to ensure recovery of such overpayments and…
Lighter touch will allow the labour market to work
Jan 23, 2024 Buzz

Lighter touch will allow the labour market to work

Eustace Davie is a director of the Free Market Foundation and author of ‘Jobs for the Jobless’. A booklet titled Jobs for the Jobless was published by the Free Market Foundation 20 years ago. The issues identified at the time to be barriers to entry…
Chery is a top SUV Brand
Jan 23, 2024 Motoring

Chery is a top SUV Brand

Chery is South Africa’s second-largest SUV brand. The company received this news as the final sales statistics for 2023 were tallied and validated. It shows that Chery sold twice as many vehicles in 2023 as in 2022 and that it is the second…
Essential car maintenance tips for summer
Jan 23, 2024 Mobility

Essential car maintenance tips for summer

Summer is in full swing, and that means scorching temperatures, long road trips, and plenty of adventures under the sun. While you're busy planning your next beach getaway or game drive, don't forget to give your trusty vehicle some TLC too. “The…
Late 2023 steel industry bombshell
Jan 23, 2024 Buzz

Late 2023 steel industry bombshell

MORE IMPORT DUTIES INTRODUCED TO PROTECT AMSA By Gerhard Papenfus Quite astonishingly, a whole new set of duties to protect AMSA was introduced in December 2023. These duties include certain specifications of galvanized coil which AMSA does not even…
Dakar rookies shine for Toyota Gazoo Racing
Jan 22, 2024 Motorsport

Dakar rookies shine for Toyota Gazoo Racing

The 2024 edition of the Dakar Rally brought mixed results for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, but while some of the team’s big names found the going particularly tough, it was the two rookie drivers who made their presence count. This underscores TOYOTA GAZOO…
Branch second, Cox 3rd in R2, 7 SA cars in Dakar top ten
Jan 19, 2024 Motorsport

Branch second, Cox 3rd in R2, 7 SA cars in Dakar top ten

Spaniards Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz quite literally cruised home to clinch El Matador’s fourth Dakar win at Yanbu in Saudi Arabia on Friday It was a major petrol-electric coup for Audi, while seven South African made cars filled the top ten. It…
Informal Workshop: Initiator Training 21 February 2024
Jan 19, 2024 Buzz

Informal Workshop: Initiator Training 21 February 2024

NEASA will be conducting an informal workshop webinar to ensure that business owners, managers, HR- and IR managers are adequately trained to initiate disciplinary hearings successfully. OBJECTIVES The objectives include providing delegates with an…
Vast state land holdings a prime candidate for privatisation
Jan 19, 2024 Buzz

Vast state land holdings a prime candidate for privatisation

One of the most important types of privatisation that must happen in South Africa is the privatisation of land. Black South Africans should receive full ownership of state land on which they lawfully reside, rather than continuing to occupy it as…
THE TIRE COLOGNE 2024 is right on track
Jan 19, 2024 Buzz

THE TIRE COLOGNE 2024 is right on track

A 50 per cent increase in exhibitors expected • Focus on relevant industry topics: sustainability and digitalisation • No. 1 business platform for the international tire industry With over four months to go until THE TIRE COLOGNE takes place, from 4…
Cleaner public transport beckons with new project
Jan 19, 2024 Mobility

Cleaner public transport beckons with new project

Buses belching clouds of smoke could be a thing of the past within the next few years if a pilot project to prove the viability of electric buses delivers positive results. By the end of 2025, South Africa’s first electric commuter buses could be on…
Upsets at Dakar 2024 as stage 11 bites hard
Jan 19, 2024 Motorsport

Upsets at Dakar 2024 as stage 11 bites hard

The penultimate stage of Dakar 2024 brought disappointment for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s leading crew of Lucas Moraes and Armand Monleon. The Brazilian driver and his Spanish co-driver were hoping to retain their podium position over the closing stages…
Ross beats Brabec to win, stays second, Bradley takes R2
Jan 18, 2024 Motorsport

Ross beats Brabec to win, stays second, Bradley takes R2

Dakar’s Bike Stage 11 proved a brilliant one for Southern Africa as Botswana rider Ross Branch won the day to consolidate his second place. SA rider Bradley Cox meanwhile stormed to the Rally 2 win to move onto podium and into contention for a shock…
10 jarring facts about drowsy driving
Jan 18, 2024 Mobility

10 jarring facts about drowsy driving

Recent research shows fatigued driving can be just as, and potentially even more dangerous, than driving under the influence. One of the reasons for this, is because of the lack of awareness that many drivers have about just how risky it is and even…
Pre-owned vehicles now as much about choice as price
Jan 18, 2024 Mobility

Pre-owned vehicles now as much about choice as price

As much as price is a significant driver of the pre-owned car market, South African motorists are now also enjoying the wide variety of quality vehicles offered. Gone were the days when pre-loved vehicle lots might have had a few fixer-uppers…
Progress can’t be planned, it evolves
Jan 18, 2024 Buzz

Progress can’t be planned, it evolves

James Peron, president of the Moorfield Storey Institute and author of several books, including Exploding Population Myths and The Liberal Tide, is a contributing author for the Free Market Foundation. One of the more important thinkers in the realm…
Saood/Francois fastest for TGR on Dakar 2024 Stage 10
Jan 18, 2024 Motorsport

Saood/Francois fastest for TGR on Dakar 2024 Stage 10

Dakar 2024 may be heading towards its conclusion, but the race seems to be far from over. Stage 10 of the twelve-stage race proved a tough one for many of the top crews, including TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's leading pairings. Even so, the team managed to…
Hyundai celebrates 6 Good Design Awards
Jan 17, 2024 Buzz

Hyundai celebrates 6 Good Design Awards

Hyundai Motor Company has been recognized yet again for its innovative design competitiveness by winning six top honours at the 2023 Good Design Awards in America, including four in the Transportation category and two in the Interactive Media…
BMW celebrates artistic journey of Esther Mahlangu.
Jan 17, 2024 Buzz

BMW celebrates artistic journey of Esther Mahlangu.

The Iziko Museums of South Africa and BMW are pleased to announce “Then I Knew I Was Good at Painting”: Esther Mahlangu. A Retrospective. The exhibition, curated by Nontobeko Ntombela, highlights Esther Mahlangu’s over 50-year long career and her…
Negative outlook for fuel prices in February
Jan 17, 2024 Mobility

Negative outlook for fuel prices in February

Unaudited fuel data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) points to possible increases in all grades of fuel prices in February, except for illuminating paraffin. Commenting on the data, the Automobile Association (AA) says consumers can expect a…
Green electric forklifts for sustainable logistics
Jan 17, 2024 Mobility

Green electric forklifts for sustainable logistics

Clark at the LogiMAT 2024 Under the motto "CLARK Forklifts: green, sustainable, and strong", the industrial truck specialist Clark will be presenting numerous innovations in the field of electric counterbalance trucks and warehouse technology at…
More is more in the refreshed pocket-rocket GR Yaris
Jan 17, 2024 Motoring

More is more in the refreshed pocket-rocket GR Yaris

The fabled Toyota GR Yaris has received some notable upgrades, benefiting from technical, design and construction enhancements that promise to deliver an even greater driving experience. In the three years since the first car came off the line,…
Mixed results for Toyota Gazoo Racing on Dakar Stage 9
Jan 17, 2024 Motorsport

Mixed results for Toyota Gazoo Racing on Dakar Stage 9

The 9th stage of the 2024 Dakar Rally brought mixed results for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, as their five GR IMT Hilux EVO race cars completed the 661km-long stage between Ha’il and Alula. The stage included an opening liaison of 76km, as well as a closing…
Bradley takes Rally 2 as Ricky extends Dakar bike lead
Jan 16, 2024 Motorsport

Bradley takes Rally 2 as Ricky extends Dakar bike lead

Californian Ricky Brabec struck hard on Tuesdays 417 km Dakar Stage 9 over mixed terrain to Al’Ula in Saudi Arabia. The Honda rider led most of the way before conceding the day win to teammate Adrien van Beveren, as he opened the gap to second…
Has SA decided to ignore the rights of the unemployed?
Jan 16, 2024 Buzz

Has SA decided to ignore the rights of the unemployed?

Eustace Davie is a director of the Free Market Foundation and author of Unchain the child. What is it that allows the majority in Parliament to adopt a resolution that is unconstitutional and causes mass unemployment, without the matter being…
February 2024 Skills Training Program - George
Jan 16, 2024 Buzz

February 2024 Skills Training Program - George

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: First Aid - R 900.00 excl. VAT Health and Safety representative - R 900.00 excl. VAT Basic Fire Fighting - R 795.00 excl. VAT The training will be…
Consolidation for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar Stage 8
Jan 16, 2024 Motorsport

Consolidation for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar Stage 8

Giniel de Villiers and Dennis Murphy brought their GR IMT Hilux EVO T1+ home in the 9th-fastest time on Stage 8 of Dakar 2024. The 2009 winner of the Dakar Rally and his co-driver had a clean run, only relinquishing time to the stage winners in a…
Branch on bike fight, 7 SA cars still in Dakar top ten
Jan 16, 2024 Motorsport

Branch on bike fight, 7 SA cars still in Dakar top ten

It was all about the petrol-electric Audis as Mattias Ekström led Stéphane Peterhansel home to a 1-2, while Carlos Sainz consolidated his overall lead in fourth on Monday’s Dakar Stage 8 to Ha’il. The bike race game of cat and mouse also continued,…
NEASA SKILLS: Training February 2024
Jan 15, 2024 Buzz

NEASA SKILLS: Training February 2024

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: Occupational Health and Safety - R1 050.00 excl. VAT Firefighting - R860.00 excl. VAT First Aid - R1 100.00 excl. VAT The training will be conducted in…
Zhai Auto welcomes Jeep® and Fiat to the Garden Route
Jan 15, 2024 Buzz

Zhai Auto welcomes Jeep® and Fiat to the Garden Route

Zhai Auto has added both Jeep® and Fiat brands to their established operations in the Garden Route, complementing their current line-up of Opel, Peugeot, and Citroën. The latest addition forms part of the Stellantis’ expansion of their…
Remuneration predictions for 2024 and more…
Jan 15, 2024 Buzz

Remuneration predictions for 2024 and more…

Insights by Dr Mark Bussin and Daniela Christos These 14 predictions will give you insight into what’s coming this year! In the rapidly evolving landscape of employee remuneration, the year 2024 marks a crucial juncture. The global dynamics are…
One second separates bike leaders after 7 days racing
Jan 15, 2024 Motorsport

One second separates bike leaders after 7 days racing

While Chilean Jose Florimo stormed to his third Dakar 2024 bike win in seven stages, the real focus remains on the fight for the overall lead. Florimo’s Californian Honda teammate Ricky Brabec followed Hero rival, Botswana rider and multiple former…
Strong stage for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar 2024
Jan 15, 2024 Motorsport

Strong stage for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar 2024

The second week of Dakar 2024 kicked off with Stage 7 of the event, spanning between the Saudi capital of Riyadh and the town of Al Duwadimi to the west. The day was described as 'extremely tough and tricky' by the crews, and consisted of a timed…
TreasuryONE Motorsport duo retire from gruesome Dakar
Jan 15, 2024 Motorsport

TreasuryONE Motorsport duo retire from gruesome Dakar

Hennie de Klerk and Juan Möhr have been forced to retire the TreasuryONE Motorsport Hilux from Dakar 2024. After their best day of the race so far on Thursday’s first day of the 48-hour Chrono stage where they sat 29th overnight, the Pretoria duo…
Privatisation necessary to kick-start SA’s recovery
Jan 12, 2024 Buzz

Privatisation necessary to kick-start SA’s recovery

Parastatals, state-owned enterprises, and government interference in the economy all contribute to the continual rise in corruption and decline in competence in those enterprises and in the economy as a whole. The cure for their ineptitude and…
Toyota ends off the year on an all-time high
Jan 11, 2024 Motoring

Toyota ends off the year on an all-time high

NAAMSA revealed that the South African motor industry is currently plagued by a litany of woes ranging from ongoing power outages to logistical issues at the ports, all of which conspired to reign in vehicle sales in 2023 substantively. This was…
Mahindra and Joburg Super Kings join forces
Jan 11, 2024 Buzz

Mahindra and Joburg Super Kings join forces

Mahindra is the principal sponsor of everyone’s favourite SA20 cricket team, the Joburg Super Kings. Mahindra joined the Joburg Super Kings on the eve of the second SA20 cricket series as both primary sponsor and vehicle provider. The Mahindra brand…
Giniel the pick of the bunch for TGR on Dakar Stage 5
Jan 11, 2024 Motorsport

Giniel the pick of the bunch for TGR on Dakar Stage 5

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s South African pairing of Giniel de Villiers and co-driver, Dennis Murphy, were the pick of the TGR crews on Dakar 2024’s 5th stage, between Al-Hofuf and the bivaouc at Shubaytah. They posted the 7th-fastest time on the stage,…
Cheap tyres can have expensive consequences 
Jan 10, 2024 Mobility

Cheap tyres can have expensive consequences 

A 2021 road safety report by South African tyre manufacturers reveals that 41% of road accidents happen because of a burst tyre. A further 15% of accidents are caused by smooth tyres. TEPA (Tyres, Equipment, Parts Association) vice chairperson Les…
Strong Wednesday ride sees Botswana Hero back on top
Jan 10, 2024 Motorsport

Strong Wednesday ride sees Botswana Hero back on top

Multiple former South African cross Country champion, Botswana’s Ross Branch retook the Dakar 2024 lead on his Hero as Chilean Pablo Quintanilla’s Honda won Wednesday’s short, sharp 118 km Day 5 dune dash to Shubaytah in the middle of the Arabian…
Why ethical procurement matters
Jan 10, 2024 Buzz

Why ethical procurement matters

If South Africa is to rebuild its economy, ethical practice needs to be implemented at every level of the supply chain, says the Chartered Institute for Procurement & Supply There can be no question that South African organisations are facing…
Goodyear at CES 2024
Jan 10, 2024 Buzz

Goodyear at CES 2024

Goodyear is showcasing advancements in its tyre intelligence technology, Goodyear SightLine, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 in Las Vegas this week. Intelligent tyres can read the road and report back to the vehicle with the goal of…
11 Fun Facts About How Ford Ranger is Built
Jan 10, 2024 Buzz

11 Fun Facts About How Ford Ranger is Built

Designed and engineered by a global team headquartered in Australia, the Ranger is now sold in more than 180 markets around the world, and continues to build a reputation for quality, reliability and durability. Its real-world tests took place in…
South Africa's new vehicle sales inch upwards in 2023
Jan 10, 2024 Buzz

South Africa's new vehicle sales inch upwards in 2023

“The overall South African vehicle market managed to show some growth in 2023, which had seemed out of reach as the market declined in the second half of the year, and this is a good psychological boost for the industry as we enter 2024,” commented…
A new era of excellence for the 2024 SAGMJ COTY jury
Jan 10, 2024 Motoring

A new era of excellence for the 2024 SAGMJ COTY jury

Embarking on another exciting chapter of the South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition, the 2024 COTY Committee announced its jury for the 38th annual competition. The jury for this year's competition includes seasoned professionals…
Transforming Tomorrow Together at IBIS 2024
Jan 10, 2024 Buzz

Transforming Tomorrow Together at IBIS 2024

The future of collision repair is here, and it's collaborative. IBIS 2024 invites you to be part of the industry's transformative journey, tackling critical challenges together. Renowned for world-class speakers and epic networking opportunities,…
naamsa Releases December 2023 New Vehicle Statistics
Jan 09, 2024 Buzz

naamsa Releases December 2023 New Vehicle Statistics

naamsa is pleased to release the challenging December 2023 new vehicle statistics. Overall, the period under review has been challenging since it is our fifth consecutive month of year-on-year decline. “We have not been able to out-perform the 2019…
Action all the way as Al Rajhi's Toyota extends lead
Jan 09, 2024 Motorsport

Action all the way as Al Rajhi's Toyota extends lead

Sebastien Loeb and Fabian Lurquin made it five different car winners in five days of Dakar 2024, while Jose Florimo stormed to his second Dakar bike win of 2024 on the 299 km fourth stage to Al Hofuf in the Arabian Desert. Second on the day, Saudi…
Some Light at the Beginning of a Dim Business Tunnel
Jan 09, 2024 Mobility

Some Light at the Beginning of a Dim Business Tunnel

Leading truck and trailer manufacturer, Serco, forecasts another challenging year ahead for South Africa with negative factors such as load shedding and congestion at the country’s ports taking their toll. However, CEO Clinton Holcroft is optimistic…
Learnerships Offer Matriculants Real Opportunities
Jan 09, 2024 Buzz

Learnerships Offer Matriculants Real Opportunities

How to tailor a standout CV to secure a learnership The Class of 2023 is eagerly anticipating the 18th of January for the release of their matric results. For some, their results will provide access to higher learning. For others, it’s their ticket…
Opel Corsa Best-selling Small Car in Germany in 2023
Jan 09, 2024 Motoring

Opel Corsa Best-selling Small Car in Germany in 2023

The Opel Corsa has successfully defended its title as the most popular small car in Germany. According to official data published by the Federal Office for Motor Traffic (KBA), the Corsa was the best-selling vehicle in the B segment for the third…
Stunning opening stage for TGR in Saudi Arabia
Jan 08, 2024 Motorsport

Stunning opening stage for TGR in Saudi Arabia

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing started its Dakar 2024 campaign in style, with four of its five crews finishing in the Top 10. Stage 1 was a tricky test of 414 km, with a final liaison of 46 km bringing the cars to the bivouac at Al Henakiyah. It was a power…
TreasuryONE Hilux ready for Arabian Epic
Jan 04, 2024 Motorsport

TreasuryONE Hilux ready for Arabian Epic

Hennie de Klerk, Juan Möhr and the TreasuryONE team are on the ground with ants in their pants in Saudi Arabia and ready to race their Toyota Hilux 8,000 km through the Arabian Desert in Dakar 2024. The team arrived and unpacked the race car and…
2024 to start on positive fuel note for consumers
Dec 28, 2023 Mobility

2024 to start on positive fuel note for consumers

Despite the volatile Rand and concerns around shipping routes in the Red Sea, local fuel prices are still expected to decrease when they are adjusted by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy next Wednesday. Commenting on unaudited data from…
OMODA a semi-finalist in the SAGMJ COTY!
Dec 27, 2023 Motoring

OMODA a semi-finalist in the SAGMJ COTY!

The OMODA C5 is a semi-finalist in the 2023/24 South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition. That’s right! One of South Africa's youngest vehicle brands has been picked as a contender in this esteemed competition by some of the best South…
Citroën new ë-C3 wins the 2024 Ecobest Award
Dec 22, 2023 Buzz

Citroën new ë-C3 wins the 2024 Ecobest Award

Citroën new ë-C3 has won the Ecobest award 2024, given by the Autobest jury. The prize which looks at environmentally friendly mobility, energy efficiency, and environmental impact reduction recognizes the ë-C3 as the most compelling electric car…
CILTSA Sponsorships 2024
Dec 22, 2023 Mobility

CILTSA Sponsorships 2024

Are you ready to navigate the future of logistics, transport and supply chain? Buckle up – the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) South Africa is revving up for another year of groundbreaking events in 2024, and we want you…
Chery’s TIGGO 7 PRO Receives Five-Star ANCAP Rating
Dec 21, 2023 Buzz

Chery’s TIGGO 7 PRO Receives Five-Star ANCAP Rating

Chery, one of the largest global automotive brands, has announced that its TIGGO 7 PRO which was launched in Australia recently (introduced in South Africa as the Tiggo 7 Pro Max), has achieved a 5-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car…
Safeguard your family on the road this holiday season
Dec 21, 2023 Mobility

Safeguard your family on the road this holiday season

In charge of the family vehicle this holiday season? This tyre information can safeguard your family on the road. With your accommodation, bucket list and route planned, the next step before embarking on your festive road trip this year, is to…
The Peugeot Landtrek: Where innovation drives safety
Dec 21, 2023 Motoring

The Peugeot Landtrek: Where innovation drives safety

Unlocking peace of mind and confidence, the innovative vehicle safety features of the Peugeot Landtrek have redefined the essence of protection on the move. Beyond its robust design, it promises a driving experience where safety isn’t just a…
Stunning performance: The new McLaren GTS
Dec 20, 2023 Motoring

Stunning performance: The new McLaren GTS

McLaren has revealed the new GTS, which joins the McLaren line-up as a replacement for the GT. The super-lightweight GTS is engineered to delight drivers who demand the dynamic excellence and driving excitement of a McLaren and the ride comfort,…
The metamorphosis of supply chain management
Dec 20, 2023 Mobility

The metamorphosis of supply chain management

Is your organisation’s supply chain a crawling caterpillar or has it morphed into a sprightly, soaring butterfly? In recent years, supply chains have had to change dramatically. Their metamorphosis has been accelerated by chaotic disruptions ranging…
The perils of potholes: How to protect your vehicle
Dec 20, 2023 Mobility

The perils of potholes: How to protect your vehicle

According to a report published by the South African National Roads Agency, there has been an increase of 67% in the number of potholes in the past five years, which is now estimated to be 25 million. The Johannesburg Roads Agency[1] alone reported…
OMODA gets ready to rock Ballito
Dec 20, 2023 Buzz

OMODA gets ready to rock Ballito

It wouldn’t be summer without the Ballito BIG Week and the KZN Summer Festival. And it wouldn’t be the hottest ticket on the festival calendar without OMODA. OMODA has joined the festivities in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, as the Official Vehicle Partner…
First Volvo EX30 already on route to South Africa
Dec 20, 2023 Mobility

First Volvo EX30 already on route to South Africa

Volvo Car South Africa has confirmed that the new fully electric EX30 is well on its way to local shores, with the country’s first allocation of units already on the water. Scheduled to launch locally in the opening quarter of 2024, the highly…
The Dakar Rally legend recounted at Rétromobile 2024
Dec 19, 2023 Buzz

The Dakar Rally legend recounted at Rétromobile 2024

Rétromobile 2024, the international exhibition dedicated to vintage car enthusiasts, has a big new surprise in store for visitors to its 48th edition, in partnership with the Dakar Rally. After announcing exhibits dedicated to the centenaries of the…
Make sure your car is safe for the festive season road trip
Dec 19, 2023 Mobility

Make sure your car is safe for the festive season road trip

Summer holiday season has now started, South Africans traditionally pack up their cars and head for the coast or the mountains. Unfortunately, it’s also a time when the mortality rate spikes. The good news is that last holiday season saw the death…
Road safety is a national priority
Dec 19, 2023 Mobility

Road safety is a national priority

Everybody who gets into a car, whether driver or passenger, is at risk of death. It’s just a fact. Road accidents are part of the system of modern life, as people commute from one destination to another. Every year, road traffic accidents claim the…
‘Tis the season for safe travels
Dec 18, 2023 Mobility

‘Tis the season for safe travels

With the festive season upon us, there is an undeniable buzz in the air. However, amidst the cheer and excitement, there exists a sobering reality - the devastating annual death toll on South African roads during this period. While this certainly…
3 reality check videos to avoid a fatal crash
Dec 18, 2023 Mobility

3 reality check videos to avoid a fatal crash

With more than 1400 festive season road deaths recorded in 2022/2023, Dialdirect urges motorists to be vigilant during the upcoming December holidays. According to South African authorities, the road offences that occur most frequently over the…
Volkswagen driver Daniel takes SA Class D crown
Dec 18, 2023 Motorsport

Volkswagen driver Daniel takes SA Class D crown

Volkswagen Motorsport’s Daniel Rowe was crowned MSA South African Endurance Series Touring Car Class D champion for 2023 at a bittersweet Nine Hours of Kyalami on Saturday. Volkswagen Motorsport drivers Rowe, Jonathan Mogotsi and Charl Visser had…
Don’t swap your family for a text
Dec 15, 2023 Mobility

Don’t swap your family for a text

When you set off to your holiday destination with your family this Festive Season, make a commitment to yourself and them to never use your phone while driving. Give your phone to your ‘co-pilot’ and allow them to answer texts, select the music or…
Alfa Romeo “MILANO.” History in a name
Dec 15, 2023 Motoring

Alfa Romeo “MILANO.” History in a name

In April 2024 in Milan, Alfa Romeo will unveil to the world the first Sport Urban Vehicle in its history, which will also be available in a 100% electric version. It will be named MILANO, a genuine tribute to the city where it all began on June 24,…
KIA making its mark in used car sales
Dec 15, 2023 Mobility

KIA making its mark in used car sales

The sales gap between Toyota and Volkswagen continues to close. This month’s used car sales story is - in large part - about KIA. In November, AutoTrader’s used car sales data shows that KIA was the brand among the ten best-selling brands to post…
Children score with Lions Rugby and Chery
Dec 15, 2023 Buzz

Children score with Lions Rugby and Chery

On 13 December, Chery South Africa and Lions Rugby Company once again picked up the charity ball and drove over the try line, when they handed out gifts to children with life threatening illnesses at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital’s children’s…
BEE ‘fronting’ is a brave public service to be celebrated
Dec 15, 2023 Buzz

BEE ‘fronting’ is a brave public service to be celebrated

Businesses should be celebrated for circumventing racial policy. Such a statement is bizarrely contentious today, but when the Free Market Foundation expressed similar sentiments in the 1970s and 1980s, it was regarded as morally virtuous. What was…
One car sold every minute at WeBuyCars on Black Friday
Dec 14, 2023 Motoring

One car sold every minute at WeBuyCars on Black Friday

The used car market remains healthy, as evidenced by demand across WeBuyCars showrooms over the Black Friday week. From November 24th to 30th, WeBuyCars sold a car a minute for every minute that it was open for trade. On Black Friday alone, 864 cars…
Unitrans takes a win in Hollard Highway Heroes competition
Dec 14, 2023 Mobility

Unitrans takes a win in Hollard Highway Heroes competition

As the festive season gets underway, leading transport, logistics and integrated supply chain solutions company Unitrans, has much to celebrate. “Having five employees in the final of the Hollard Highway Heroes competition is testament to the high…
Customer Care: Three Cs and one ethos
Dec 14, 2023 Buzz

Customer Care: Three Cs and one ethos

Providing excellent customer service should be the central tenet of any business Julie Rimmel, Client Liaison Officer at Amplifin, believes customer care needs to move away from reactionary service to proactive engagement, particularly within the…
Get to your destination on a high (way) by driving responsibly
Dec 14, 2023 Buzz

Get to your destination on a high (way) by driving responsibly

Thousands of holidaymakers are already making their way to coastal and other destinations on the country’s national roads. TEPA (Tyres, Equipment, Parts Association) vice chairperson Les Richardson reminds motorists that such roads are regulated…
Transforming Passion into a Career in Automotive Painting
Dec 14, 2023 Buzz

Transforming Passion into a Career in Automotive Painting

In a world increasingly focused on innovation and technology, the automotive industry remains a vibrant canvas for artistic expression and technical mastery and an exciting opportunity for young talent wishing to enter the sector. The South African…
South Africa urgently needs privatisation for economic revival
Dec 14, 2023 Buzz

South Africa urgently needs privatisation for economic revival

The overwhelming belief across the South African government and prominent political parties seems to be that the private sector is bad, and that economic development should be state-led and, as much as possible, centrally planned. Recently, the…
GWM spreads the Festive cheer
Dec 14, 2023 Buzz

GWM spreads the Festive cheer

GWM donates over R100 000 in personalised goodie bags to vulnerable children GWM South Africa has given the less fortunate a reason to smile this festive season. The company on Tuesday donated gifts and goodie bags worth over R100 000 to The Cradle…
Suzuki reflects on a great year
Dec 13, 2023 Buzz

Suzuki reflects on a great year

It was a successful year for Suzuki, one of South Africa’s favourite car brands. The company introduced several new models, including one of South Africa’s most affordable commercial vehicles, and set a number of new sales records along the way.…
The health of your car battery is also important
Dec 13, 2023 Mobility

The health of your car battery is also important

The Automobile Association (AA) received over 18400 calls to jump-start vehicles across the country this year and expects these calls to increase as temperatures rise. Extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, can affect the performance of your car…
Get your car tech-ready for the December road trip
Dec 13, 2023 Mobility

Get your car tech-ready for the December road trip

These days, most of us live increasingly connected lives. While it’s perhaps worth considering “unplugging” – that is, refraining from using your digital devices – for at least part of the upcoming holidays, there’s one time you most certainly…
NCOP rubber-stamping of NHI should surprise no-one
Dec 13, 2023 Buzz

NCOP rubber-stamping of NHI should surprise no-one

Anyone who is surprised that the ANC-dominated National Council of Provinces (NCOP) health select committee adopted the contentious National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill unchanged has not been paying attention to the governing party’s policy…
A New Era for RMI: Introducing a new Co-CEO structure
Dec 13, 2023 Buzz

A New Era for RMI: Introducing a new Co-CEO structure

Jakkie Olivier, the Chief Executive Officer of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), is stepping down this month after serving the industry for 30 years and holding the position of CEO for the past decade. The RMI, representing over 8,500…
Stellantis Starts Production in its Tafraoui Plant in Algeria
Dec 13, 2023 Buzz

Stellantis Starts Production in its Tafraoui Plant in Algeria

Stellantis delivers on the commitment made in November 2022 announcing today the start of production in its manufacturing plant in Tafraoui – Algeria, a strategic move to bolster the development of the country automotive sector through localized…
Dying for a delivery
Dec 12, 2023 Mobility

Dying for a delivery

Growth in deliveries saw a massive increase during the pandemic. In 2020 alone, there was a 30% increase. As we head into the Festive Season, the number of delivery and just-in-time drivers will again increase significantly as more purchases are…
Dunlop Tyres dominated SA circuit racing again in 2023
Dec 12, 2023 Motorsport

Dunlop Tyres dominated SA circuit racing again in 2023

2023 may have been a dramatic year of Extreme Festival South African National Championship racing, but Dunlop Tyres was on top of it throughout. South Africa’s circuit racing tyre of choice starred throughout a fraught season of SupaCup, CompCare…
Entries for the 17th Toyota Dream Car contest are now open!
Dec 12, 2023 Buzz

Entries for the 17th Toyota Dream Car contest are now open!

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is delighted to announce that entries to the 17th annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest are now open. TSAM is welcoming entries from children who are under the age of 15 years from the 11th December 2023 until the…
GWM ORA 03 – South Africa’s Bargain of the Year!
Dec 12, 2023 Mobility

GWM ORA 03 – South Africa’s Bargain of the Year!

South Africa’s youngest vehicle brand is also South Africa’s best buy Top Gear South Africa picked the GWM ORA 03 as its Bargain of the Year at its inaugural TopGear South Africa Awards. The Awards were held last week at the luxurious Steyn City…
Counterfeit bearings: Know what to look for
Dec 12, 2023 Buzz

Counterfeit bearings: Know what to look for

Don’t get abandoned on the side of the road on your holiday trip – or, worse still, have your plans ruined by a failed part as simple, yet essential as a wheel bearing, when you discover it is actually a counterfeit part. The warning comes hot on…
Mahindra powers the Nelson Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run
Dec 11, 2023 Buzz

Mahindra powers the Nelson Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run

Mahindra South Africa has joined hands with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the City of Tshwane to host this weekend’s Nelson Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run. The company has provided a fleet of Mahindra XUV700 and Scorpio-N vehicles to the…
Boyd, Lawrence, Mailula & da Silva qualify in Bahrain
Dec 11, 2023 Motorsport

Boyd, Lawrence, Mailula & da Silva qualify in Bahrain

South Africans, Sebastian Boyd, Kyle Lawrence, Reagile Mailula and Rafael Da Silva all qualified for Saturday’s ‘Olympics of Karting’ 2023 Rotax Max Grand Finals after a gruelling round of Pre Finals at the Bahrain International Kart Circuit. While…
BILSTEIN Marks Historic Milestone at 2023 PRI Show
Dec 11, 2023 Buzz

BILSTEIN Marks Historic Milestone at 2023 PRI Show

You’d expect to see a car at a racing show. But have you ever seen one suspended from the ceiling over a booth? Experience a never-seen-before booth design with a captivating display in the BILSTEIN booth at this year’s 2023 Performance Racing…
Chery ready to strike in the local NEV market
Dec 11, 2023 Motoring

Chery ready to strike in the local NEV market

Chery is readying itself to “strike on all fronts” with a range of new energy vehicles (NEV) slated for introduction in 2024. The group – officially the largest vehicle exporter in China – reaffirmed its commitment to introduce hybrid (HEV), plug-in…
The inaugural TopGear Awards 2023
Dec 08, 2023 Motoring

The inaugural TopGear Awards 2023

The inaugural TopGear South Africa Awards, in partnership with Wesbank, South Africa's leading asset-based finance provider for personal and business financial needs, took place last night at the prestigious Steyn City Helistop in Northern…
Making Modern South African Roads Safer This Holiday Season
Dec 08, 2023 Buzz

Making Modern South African Roads Safer This Holiday Season

In its recently published second annual Road Safety Report, Webfleet found that growing traffic volumes, road conditions, compliance and various easily corrected behaviours by road users are costing South Africa billions. As the country heads into…
Lexus unveils installation by Marjan van Aubel at ICA Miami
Dec 08, 2023 Buzz

Lexus unveils installation by Marjan van Aubel at ICA Miami

On 1 December, Lexus Global unveiled “8 Minutes and 20 Seconds”, an installation by Dutch solar designer Marjan van Aubel, which is now on view within the sculpture garden at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami). Brimming with life…
Hino aims for 33rd consecutive finish in 2024 Dakar Rally
Dec 07, 2023 Motorsport

Hino aims for 33rd consecutive finish in 2024 Dakar Rally

Team Hino Sugawara is aiming for its 33rd consecutive finish in the gruelling 2024 Dakar Rally which takes place in Saudi Arabia from 5 – 19 January. Hino, the lone Japanese manufacturer in a field of mainly Western and Eastern European trucks, will…
2024: Honda FIT e:HEV Facelift
Dec 07, 2023 Motoring

2024: Honda FIT e:HEV Facelift

Honda has refreshed the FIT Hybrid model with new, sportier styling, alongside an increase in both performance and the level of standard equipment available. New design elements such as revised bumpers create a more cohesive, characterful aesthetic,…
SAPICS 2023 Year End Ezine
Dec 07, 2023 Mobility

SAPICS 2023 Year End Ezine

SAPICS is proud to share its 2023 Ezine with you all. This publication showcases SAPICS’ activities and achievements this year. It has been a year of consolidation, growth for the Association, transformation and unwavering commitment to SAPICS’…
Manufacturing Indaba Exhibition Bookings Have Opened
Dec 07, 2023 Buzz

Manufacturing Indaba Exhibition Bookings Have Opened

Join us at the leading Manufacturing event in Africa and book and secure your exhibition space for 2024! JOIN US IN OCTOBER 2024 AND LAUNCH, GROW AND EXPAND YOUR MANUFACTURING BUSINESS. Learn more: manufacturingindaba.co.za​ / Enquiries:…
Comline Group boosts e-commerce with TecDoc
Dec 07, 2023 Buzz

Comline Group boosts e-commerce with TecDoc

TecAlliance, the leading expert for data management and processes in the automotive aftermarket, has developed an e-commerce solution for the Comline Group. It enables customers around the world to access Comline Group’s spare parts portfolio and…
The airports of the future
Dec 07, 2023 Mobility

The airports of the future

Technological innovations and a focus on customer experience will be what sets us apart in the future. The number of passengers being transported by airlines around the world has more than doubled in the last six years with recent estimations…
Be safe – not sorry – this festive season
Dec 07, 2023 Mobility

Be safe – not sorry – this festive season

Schools across South Africa officially close for 2023 on 13 December and reopen on 17 January 2024. The expected increase in traffic volumes on the country’s major routes means road users will have to ensure they are vigilant and focussed on the…
Suzuki outperform the market, sets new record
Dec 07, 2023 Buzz

Suzuki outperform the market, sets new record

South Africans are turning to Suzuki in ever-greater numbers. The Japanese vehicle manufacturer sold 4 381 vehicles in November, recording a 2% rise over November 2022, and bucking the trend that has seen the overall vehicle market decline by 13.4%…
VW PeoplePavilion celebrates 10th birthday
Dec 07, 2023 Buzz

VW PeoplePavilion celebrates 10th birthday

On 6 December 2013, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) officially opened a sports, recreational and community facility for the benefit of its employees, their loved-ones and the larger community. The R30-million VW PeoplePavilion was built to…
The real meaning of economic freedom
Dec 07, 2023 Buzz

The real meaning of economic freedom

Eustace Davie is a director of the Free Market Foundation and author of Unchain the child. The concept of economic freedom is as simple as it is powerful. It is the cornerstone of every successful, wealthy and happy society on earth. But what is it…
Hyundai IONIQ 5 N is Top Gear’s Car of the Year for 2023
Dec 06, 2023 Motoring

Hyundai IONIQ 5 N is Top Gear’s Car of the Year for 2023

Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 N electric hyper hatch has made a storming start to life by being crowned Car of the Year at the 2023 TopGear.com Awards. The IONIQ 5 N was revealed in July this year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it received universal…
Involved in an accident – here’s what to do
Dec 06, 2023 Mobility

Involved in an accident – here’s what to do

December is one of the busiest periods on South African roads when thousands of people will either be making their way home, or leaving for their festive season break. Unfortunately with these high volumes the risk of road accidents also increases…
The tragicomedy of business’s naïvety on NHI
Dec 06, 2023 Buzz

The tragicomedy of business’s naïvety on NHI

Organised business in South Africa continues to engage with the South African government as if both parties were fundamentally bona fide. The reality is that this government is not open to dissuasion from its bad ideas. This is as true for the NHI…
Travelstart Looks to Revolutionise Car Rental Experiences
Dec 05, 2023 Mobility

Travelstart Looks to Revolutionise Car Rental Experiences

Travelstart unveils exciting enhancements to their Car Hire offering, promising unmatched convenience and value The Car Rentals market worldwide is projected to grow by 2.99% (2023-2027) resulting in a market volume of US$111.70bn in 2027.[1] With…
Keep your fleet safe this festive season
Dec 05, 2023 Buzz

Keep your fleet safe this festive season

The festive season sees traffic on the roads increase dramatically, with an unfortunate increase in fatalities and accidents. Given the high numbers of trucks on our roads, it’s a time of special anxiety for fleet managers. During the 2022-23…
Toyota Maintains Its Lead In A Weakening Market
Dec 05, 2023 Motoring

Toyota Maintains Its Lead In A Weakening Market

As highlighted by NAAMSA, new vehicle sales are trending in the wrong direction on the back of a resurgence in load-shedding, compounded by several crises on the Transnet front with the latest casualty being port logistics. With just over 45,000…
Opinion Piece: The future of South Africa’s energy mix
Dec 05, 2023 Buzz

Opinion Piece: The future of South Africa’s energy mix

South Africa’s energy situation is currently in a state of disaster, and the only long-term and sustainable solution is for the country to move away from the use of fossil fuels. Not only is this essential in addressing the electricity shortages and…
New vehicle sales strain
Dec 04, 2023 Motoring

New vehicle sales strain

New vehicle sales bore their biggest losses during November since the beginning of 2021 when the market was beginning its slow recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to figures released by naamsa | the Automotive Business Council, SA’s new…
naamsa releases November, 2023 new vehicle sales stats
Dec 04, 2023 Buzz

naamsa releases November, 2023 new vehicle sales stats

“FOURTH CONSECUTIVE LOSS FOR THE VEHICLE SALES” naamsa | The Automotive Business Council says the current logistical challenges at the country’s ports and across the entire freight rail network in the country is impacting negative on the vehicle…
Renault Group, cars adapted for persons with disabilities
Dec 04, 2023 Mobility

Renault Group, cars adapted for persons with disabilities

Today, over a billion people on the planet live with a disability, representing 15% of the world's population. In France, there are 9.7 million people with disabilities, either officially recognized or faced with persistent health problems that…
SCRS Consumer Tip: Social Media is not Real Life
Dec 04, 2023 Mobility

SCRS Consumer Tip: Social Media is not Real Life

Social media can be interesting and entertaining, and if you are watching this video, you probably love a goof clip, reel, or video! But Mike and Danny talk about how art doesn’t always imitate reality, or how social media might glamourize the…
SA fleets face internal and external pressures
Dec 01, 2023 Mobility

SA fleets face internal and external pressures

The upcoming year, 2024, looms heavy with geopolitical upheaval and economic instability, setting the stage for what could be the greatest election year of our lifetime. Justin Manson, Sales Director at Webfleet, explores the most important trends…
EQUIP AUTO On Tour returns in 2024
Dec 01, 2023 Buzz

EQUIP AUTO On Tour returns in 2024

A touring event, visiting the heart of communities and regions, dedicated to professionals working in the automotive aftermarket and connected mobility services. EQUIP AUTO is reconducting its regional exhibition format with EQUIP AUTO On Tour,…
Celebrating the cream of South African motorsport
Nov 30, 2023 Motorsport

Celebrating the cream of South African motorsport

It is that time of the year again when the motorsport community comes together to celebrate the achievements and triumphs of the season. The 2023 Motorsport South Africa (MSA) National Awards are just around the corner, and the stage is set to…
The logistics sector lifts its head during October
Nov 30, 2023 Mobility

The logistics sector lifts its head during October

Following four consecutive monthly contractions, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index defied expectations to record growth during October. At an index level of 120.7, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index is tracking 2.8% above year-ago levels.…
Black Friday Deals – Now What?
Nov 30, 2023 Buzz

Black Friday Deals – Now What?

As the excitement from Black Friday begins to dissipate, and the spoils of the amazing deals have now taken a place of pride in homes across South Africa, it is time to consider any implications your purchases may have on your short-term insurance…
Become a nighttime driving professional in South Africa
Nov 30, 2023 Mobility

Become a nighttime driving professional in South Africa

When driving at nighttime, prioritising your safety should be your utmost concern. When the sun goes down, there are safety concerns related to crime, but you are also sharing the road with fatigued and potentially intoxicated drivers, making it…
EVs could spell the end of range anxiety for SA drivers
Nov 30, 2023 Mobility

EVs could spell the end of range anxiety for SA drivers

The term “range anxiety” has been affixed to electric vehicles (EVs) as if it was never an issue previously. It’s a very real current issue for every internal combustion engine (ICE) owner. Yet the very noose around EV’s neck may, in fact, be one of…
Unsung heroes of the road win big for driving well
Nov 29, 2023 Mobility

Unsung heroes of the road win big for driving well

Hollard Trucking’s transformative annual road safety competition, Hollard Highway Heroes, has for the first time crowned two heroes, one in trucking and the other in the bus category. Drivers Phineas Muhlanga from Reef Tankers and Gobatlamang J.…
MAHLE sets the global standard for wireless charging
Nov 29, 2023 Buzz

MAHLE sets the global standard for wireless charging

Inductive – i.e. wireless – charging of electric vehicles is much more convenient as there is no need to fiddle with cables or search for a charging station with a suitable plug. MAHLE has developed a positioning system that allows an electric…
Our own inconvenient truth – National Logistics
Nov 29, 2023 Mobility

Our own inconvenient truth – National Logistics

National Logistics - a sector of transcendental importance to the national economy has experienced watershed moments this year. The situation intensified in the 3rd and 4th quarters, when capacity issues at all key ports reached crisis point,…
NEASA National Roadshows: Creating a future-ready business
Nov 29, 2023 Buzz

NEASA National Roadshows: Creating a future-ready business

From 6 to 10 November 2023, NEASA hosted its national ‘Creating a Future-Ready Business’-roadshow in Gauteng, Free State, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. Employers who attended these roadshows were informed, enlightened, and provided…
Volvo brings armoured XC90 to South Africa
Nov 29, 2023 Mobility

Volvo brings armoured XC90 to South Africa

Volvo Car South Africa has announced that a special armoured version of the XC90 flagship SUV has joined its local line-up, offering select clients the option of ordering discreet ballistic protection directly from the Swedish luxury manufacturer.…
Takealot goes green with JAC N75 EV battery-electric trucks
Nov 27, 2023 Mobility

Takealot goes green with JAC N75 EV battery-electric trucks

Takealot, embracing sustainability and cost-efficiency, has embarked on a green journey by transitioning to battery-electric trucks to cut emissions and operating expenses. At a recent event in Cape Town, the company welcomed its inaugural fleet of…
Introducing the New TIGGO 7 Pro Max
Nov 27, 2023 Motoring

Introducing the New TIGGO 7 Pro Max

As the champions of more, Chery South Africa is proud to announce a new addition to the TIGGO 7 Pro range, the New TIGGO 7 Pro Max. Engineered for every adventure, the TIGGO 7 Pro Max provides the option of a versatile all-wheel drive model and…
The Importance Of Personalized Automotive Services
Nov 27, 2023 Mobility

The Importance Of Personalized Automotive Services

In the fast-paced world of automotive services, the mantra "one size fits all" is slowly becoming obsolete. Today, consumers seek more than just a transactional experience; they yearn for tailored, personalized services that resonate with their unique…
Put it in the boot!
Nov 27, 2023 Mobility

Put it in the boot!

Earlier this year, stats were released that said between April and September, the city of Cape Town reported a slight decrease in theft from vehicles. Unfortunately, concurrently, there was a 500% increase in the number of smash-and-grab incidents.…
SAFTU Protest Action: 29 November 2023
Nov 27, 2023 Buzz

SAFTU Protest Action: 29 November 2023

The South African Federation of Trade unions have indicated that they will be embarking on nationwide protest action on 29 November 2023. The purpose of the protest action is to highlight a number of social-economic issues. The protest action has…
Volvo FH Electric wins “Truck of the Year 2024” award
Nov 24, 2023 Mobility

Volvo FH Electric wins “Truck of the Year 2024” award

Volvo Trucks has scooped the prestigious industry award for its Volvo FH Electric. It’s the first time ever that an electric truck wins the award. Volvo’s heavy electric truck, the Volvo FH Electric, has been selected as International Truck of the…
“Alfa Romeo nei nostri cuori”
Nov 23, 2023 Motorsport

“Alfa Romeo nei nostri cuori”

The partnership between Alfa Romeo and Sauber in Formula 1 comes to an end at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. In 2018 after more than 30 years of absence, Alfa Romeo returned with impetus to the highest levels of motorsport, as part of a strategic,…
Elevate Your Brand with SAPICS Conference 2024 Sponsorship
Nov 23, 2023 Buzz

Elevate Your Brand with SAPICS Conference 2024 Sponsorship

SAPICS is excited to offer you an opportunity to elevate your brand and expand your business reach by becoming a sponsor of the 2024 SAPICS Annual Conference which will be held in association with the South African Association of Freight Forwarders.…
 Save the Date for Manufacturing Indaba 2024
Nov 23, 2023 Buzz

Save the Date for Manufacturing Indaba 2024

Mark your calendars! We're thrilled to announce the return of Manufacturing Indaba on 22 – 23 October 2024 At the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa Join us for another year of innovation, collaboration, and industry excellence.…
New TecDoc Ecosystem revolutionises data management
Nov 23, 2023 Buzz

New TecDoc Ecosystem revolutionises data management

The automotive industry is rapidly evolving, driven by new mobility concepts, digitisation and alternative drive types. With the growing complexity of vehicle configurations and the demand for faster product launches, the shift to real-time data…
Maximising airbag safety
Nov 23, 2023 Mobility

Maximising airbag safety

Airbags are one of the most important components of modern vehicle safety, significantly reducing risk of injury or death in a collision. To ensure these crucial safety features work optimally, however, it is imperative to understand how our…
When Fiat Topolino meets Topolino, magic happens
Nov 23, 2023 Motoring

When Fiat Topolino meets Topolino, magic happens

FIAT homages Disney ‘s 100th anniversary with an exclusive gift, by designing 5 theme-based versions of the new Fiat Topolino dedicated to Mickey Mouse. The presentation of the five Topolino one-offs took place at Casa 500, on the fourth floor of…
Progressive purist: The new MINI Countryman S ALL4
Nov 23, 2023 Motoring

Progressive purist: The new MINI Countryman S ALL4

The MINI Countryman is the largest and most versatile in the entire MINI model range. The all-rounder is agile in the city, comfortable in the countryside and also suitable for trips off paved roads. The enthusiasm for typical MINI driving fun knows…
New crime targeting motorists
Nov 22, 2023 Mobility

New crime targeting motorists

A recent ENCA video warns motorists of a new way in which criminals are targeting motorists. As we head into the Festive Season, it is important to be aware of these and to not forget all that you already know about vehicle crimes. There are two new…
What SA’s politicians can learn from the Springboks
Nov 22, 2023 Buzz

What SA’s politicians can learn from the Springboks

Sean McLaughlin has worked in market intelligence on Latin America and Spain between 2016 and 2020. He writes extensively on the issue of Northern Ireland in the EU-UK Brexit negotiations for think tank VoteWatch Europe. Since 2021, he has been…
Several battles come to a head; Dunlop champions crowned
Nov 22, 2023 Motorsport

Several battles come to a head; Dunlop champions crowned

Dunlop Tyres is celebrating a new crop of regional championships won on its racing rubber throughout South Africa in 2023. That after the Pabar VW Challenge, BMW M Performance Parts Series, DOE Formula Vee and SuperHatch seasons came to a head in…
Teen fast-tracking his Formula One dream
Nov 22, 2023 Motorsport

Teen fast-tracking his Formula One dream

Mika Abrahams (15) couldn’t have imagined how a Formula One Xbox game would translate into real laps around a racetrack so quickly in his young life. “One minute I was playing Xbox at a friend’s house. Then, I asked my dad how I could become a F1…
Time for regulation to drive access to information
Nov 21, 2023 Mobility

Time for regulation to drive access to information

Over 50 key stakeholders, including representation from the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport, attended the Vehicle Write Off conference in Johannesburg last week to discuss the critical need for an open and transparent Vehicle Salvage…
Promoting a safe and efficient solar industry
Nov 21, 2023 Buzz

Promoting a safe and efficient solar industry

The adoption of renewable energy is good news, whichever way you look at it. It takes us one step closer to a decarbonised future whilst diversifying and bolstering energy provision. In South Africa, the long-term sustainability of our natural…
TRACN4 Dullstroom Rally provides surprises
Nov 21, 2023 Motorsport

TRACN4 Dullstroom Rally provides surprises

Weather, infringements and off-road excursions meant plenty of surprises in the two final rallies of the South African National series – two day, two rallies and changes in the lead right up to the finish but it was a huge event for the Mazda 2…
Celebrating 115 years of excellence
Nov 21, 2023 Buzz

Celebrating 115 years of excellence

In a year marked once again by unprecedented economic challenges and worldwide uncertainties, the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), representing over 8 500 member businesses in the retail automotive aftermarket, has not merely weathered the…
Your next smart device is an Audi e-tron
Nov 21, 2023 Mobility

Your next smart device is an Audi e-tron

In its ongoing effort to fast-track the local adoption of electric mobility, Audi South Africa has launched a national awareness campaign aimed at educating the public about electric vehicle (EV) charging. As part of the campaign, Audi has replaced…
Great racing thills as 2023 season comes to a close
Nov 20, 2023 Motorsport

Great racing thills as 2023 season comes to a close

Threatening rain and red flag delays could not dampen a brilliant day’s racing as Zwartkops Raceway delivered some spectacular Regional Festival Grand Final motor racing in Pretoria on Saturday. Franco Scribante’s almighty Porsche pipped pole man…
Wrong Fuel in Your Car? South Africa's Quick Tips
Nov 19, 2023 Mobility

Wrong Fuel in Your Car? South Africa's Quick Tips

Motorists in South Africa can be grateful for petrol pump attendants who typically refill our cars with fuel. It’s uncommon for petrol attendants to put the wrong petrol in your car, but mistakes can happen. It remains the responsibility of the…
October’s used car movers and shakers
Nov 19, 2023 Mobility

October’s used car movers and shakers

Older, more affordable models display greatest growth share. Sales of used cars in October grew 4% month-on-month to 32,839 units. Despite higher sales numbers than September, the total value of used cars sold declined by 1% to R12,66 billion from…
More fuel price relief on the horizon
Nov 19, 2023 Mobility

More fuel price relief on the horizon

Fuel prices across the board are projected to decrease significantly in December, according to unaudited mid-month data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF). The Automobile Association (AA) says the decreases will add further relief to struggling…
Hennie's TreasuryONE Hilux en route to Saudi Arabia
Nov 16, 2023 Motorsport

Hennie's TreasuryONE Hilux en route to Saudi Arabia

TreasuryONE motorsport’s Hennie de Klerk and Juan Möhr and their hot new Toyota V8 powered Hilux, are locked, loaded, numbered, and ready for Dakar 2024. The race car and team equipment is already en route to Saudi Arabia following a two-year build…
Charting new paths to adventure this festive season
Nov 16, 2023 Buzz

Charting new paths to adventure this festive season

Reminiscent of the days of the legendary Peugeot 404 and 504, Peugeot’s Landtrek bakkie is a capable and rugged vehicle that has made even die-hard enthusiasts slam on the brakes and pay attention, and one that encompasses all the goods to make…
ISUZU powers 2023 IRONMAN Mossel Bay event
Nov 16, 2023 Buzz

ISUZU powers 2023 IRONMAN Mossel Bay event

ISUZU Motors South Africa, as the title sponsor of IRONMAN South Africa, takes immense pride in championing a diverse and accomplished assembly of athletes and individuals participating in the forthcoming IRONMAN Mossel Bay event on 19 November. The…
NEASA Skills: Training December 2023
Nov 15, 2023 Buzz

NEASA Skills: Training December 2023

NEASA is offering skills training by accredited training providers in the following disciplines: Occupational Health and Safety - R1 050.00 excl. VAT Firefighting - R860.00 excl. VAT First Aid - R1 100.00 excl. VAT The training will be conducted in…
Five out of five for the new Jimny
Nov 15, 2023 Motoring

Five out of five for the new Jimny

Three versions of the new five-door Jimny now available Ever wished for a longer, roomier Jimny? Pop in to your nearest dealer! Suzuki Auto South Africa has launched the five-door Jimny in South Africa after giving expectant fans a sneak peek at the…
Dangerous drivers: Millennials vs. Gen Z
Nov 14, 2023 Mobility

Dangerous drivers: Millennials vs. Gen Z

Who are the better drivers is a topic MasterDrive has addressed many times, particularly between genders. Now, a new analysis reveals which generation of drivers is the best, and worst, and the results may be surprising. The generational analysis…
Putting You in Control: The Power of Consent
Nov 14, 2023 Buzz

Putting You in Control: The Power of Consent

In today's ever-evolving digital landscape, the concept of consumer consent has taken centre stage for companies. Gone are the days when consent was assumed; today, the control is firmly in the hands of the consumer. For those companies who handle…
Rotax Max season comes to a close at Killarney
Nov 13, 2023 Motorsport

Rotax Max season comes to a close at Killarney

A perfect late spring day greeted the Cape’s Rotax Max karters to crown the various Western Province champions at their regional finals at Killarney on Saturday. Sebastian Boyd emerged DD2 champion, Connor Hughes took a super-close DD2 Masters…
Making time to make more in time
Nov 13, 2023 Buzz

Making time to make more in time

Assume Robinson Crusoe spends all day foraging for food, or standing in the tropical waters looking to stab fish. If one day he has the bright idea of investing in capital — to hoe a vegetable garden or sew a net — there’s a good chance he’ll grow…
Three SA crews to take on Dakar 2024
Nov 13, 2023 Motorsport

Three SA crews to take on Dakar 2024

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa will be fielding three crews at the 2024 Dakar Rally, with all three drivers hailing from South Africa. All the crews will be powered by the same Dakar-winning GR DKR Hilux T1+, which attained the top step of the…
JAC Motors Enhances Warranties and Service Plans
Nov 10, 2023 Motoring

JAC Motors Enhances Warranties and Service Plans

With a growing interest in JAC Motors' products, the company is making a significant move to enhance customer after-sales plans for its dependable workhorse line-up. This decisive step reinforces the company's confidence in its products and…
Dealing with fuel tanker issues on South African roads
Nov 10, 2023 Mobility

Dealing with fuel tanker issues on South African roads

By Hloniphizwe Mtolo, Shell Companies South Africa: Country Chair As South Africa makes its way to festive season, we are reminded of the pressing need to address critical issues within our transportation landscape. Recent incidents involving fuel…
Empowering our youth book by book
Nov 10, 2023 Buzz

Empowering our youth book by book

Renault South Africa donates a new library and resource centre to the Khauhelo Primary School in Soweto In keeping with the spirit of uplifting communities in need, Renault South Africa, in partnership with the Imperial & Motus Community Trust, has…
Chery maintains top 10 status in South Africa
Nov 09, 2023 Buzz

Chery maintains top 10 status in South Africa

Chery South Africa has retained its 6th position among the top ten passenger vehicle brands in South Africa. This follows several months of above-average sales while the new-vehicle market continued to decline. In August, for instance, Chery sold a…
Opel CEO Florian Huettl Announces Milestones in 2024
Nov 09, 2023 Buzz

Opel CEO Florian Huettl Announces Milestones in 2024

On 8 November, Opel CEO Florian Huettl announced three important milestones for the Rüsselsheim-based carmaker in 2024 at the Automobilwoche Congress in Berlin. Next year, Opel will celebrate 125 years of automobile manufacturing and will offer at…
Hudson Rubber to exhibit at IATF
Nov 09, 2023 Buzz

Hudson Rubber to exhibit at IATF

Hudson Rubber, the largest rubber extrusion manufacturer on the African continent, will be exhibiting at the 2023 Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) in Egypt from 9 - 15 November. The company provides standard and customised manufactured rubber and…
Tread tyre safety carefully
Nov 06, 2023 Mobility

Tread tyre safety carefully

As drivers plan end of year breaks, tyre checks should be on their list of things to do before embarking on long trips. The importance of getting your tyres checked before leaving is emphasised by statistics from the RTMC which say 73.3% of crashes…
MIWA Champions Job Shadowing for Kids living with Disabilities
Nov 06, 2023 Buzz

MIWA Champions Job Shadowing for Kids living with Disabilities

In celebration of National Disability Rights Awareness Month which runs in South Africa from the 3 November – 3 December, the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), has taken…
Opinion piece: EVs – grid assets in the making
Nov 06, 2023 Mobility

Opinion piece: EVs – grid assets in the making

Electric Vehicles (EVs) have become somewhat commonplace in numerous countries. With its own, bona fide racing events such as Formula E and Extreme E, it’s safe to say the green technology has cemented its role in the automotive industry. In South…
ISUZU claims coveted double win at naamsa Accelerator Awards
Nov 06, 2023 Buzz

ISUZU claims coveted double win at naamsa Accelerator Awards

ISUZU Motors South Africa (IMSAf) is thrilled to share its recognition at this year's Accelerator Awards, conferred by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (naamsa). At the glittering event, ISUZU walked away with not…
SCRS Consumer Tip: Check it out! Check me in!
Nov 03, 2023 Buzz

SCRS Consumer Tip: Check it out! Check me in!

First impressions are a great opportunity to level-set expectations, gain details about how the damage occurred, and gather information that will help with both the repair and claims processes. This is an important first step and part of why your…
COIDA - Compensation Fund assistance for employers
Nov 03, 2023 Buzz

COIDA - Compensation Fund assistance for employers

NEASA brings relief to employers with regard to real assistance by ensuring that employers are registered, categorised correctly and do not overpay on their Fund contributions, or where they have overpaid in the past, to ensure recovery of such…
naamsa responds to the medium-term budget speech
Nov 03, 2023 Buzz

naamsa responds to the medium-term budget speech

“THE LONG ROAD TO NEV POLICY CONTINUES …” naamsa | The Automotive Business Council notes the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement [MTBPS] delivered by Enoch Godongwana, the Minister of Finance, in Parliament yesterday. The MTBPS statement followed a…
Toyota keeps momentum in a declining market
Nov 03, 2023 Motoring

Toyota keeps momentum in a declining market

Bucking industry trends, Toyota maintains its sales momentum by delivering 12,440 units in October for a 27,4% slice of the new vehicle market; year-to-date this equates to a 26,7% share. It’s the sixth time this year that Toyota has crested the…
Suzuki shatters records in declining market
Nov 03, 2023 Motoring

Suzuki shatters records in declining market

Suzuki Auto South Africa has set a new record for the number of vehicles sold by dealers to private buyers. Naamsa, the business council for the automotive industry, reports that Suzuki sold 3 857 new cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles to customers…
Three times’ not necessarily a curse
Nov 02, 2023 Buzz

Three times’ not necessarily a curse

New vehicle sales recorded their third consecutive month of negative growth in October, providing the suspicious pundits in the market cause for concern. But WesBank still has reason for optimism in the country’s new vehicle market. According to…
CarsAwards heads for Gerotek – and Mall of Africa
Nov 02, 2023 Motoring

CarsAwards heads for Gerotek – and Mall of Africa

It’s a big week for the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards, with 39 finalist vehicles in 13 categories of the 2023/24 programme – as well as 20 judges – heading for the Gerotek testing facility to complete two days of back-to-back, real-world testing.…
Manufacturing Indaba 2023: It's a Wrap!
Nov 02, 2023 Buzz

Manufacturing Indaba 2023: It's a Wrap!

The Manufacturing Indaba 2023 has concluded, leaving a trail of innovation, collaboration, and industry transformation in its wake. As the premier event for the manufacturing sector, the Indaba once again exceeded expectations, bringing together…
Discovery Sport: Ready for adventure
Nov 01, 2023 Motoring

Discovery Sport: Ready for adventure

Versatile by design, the Discovery Sport adapts to every kind of family adventure and provides enhanced convenience and comfort on every trip. Compact exterior dimensions disguise a uniquely spacious and versatile interior. The redesigned centre…
Tokyo exhibit hints at an exciting future for Suzuki
Nov 01, 2023 Mobility

Tokyo exhibit hints at an exciting future for Suzuki

The future is bright and filled with many exciting new cars – especially for Suzuki fans. The Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) is sharing its vision of the future and in some cases the very near future, at the Japan Mobility Show. The show is…
Biography of the new Jeep® Brand CEO: Antonio Filosa
Nov 01, 2023 Buzz

Biography of the new Jeep® Brand CEO: Antonio Filosa

Antonio Filosa was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Jeep® brand in November 2023, and has been a member of the Stellantis Top Executive Team since January 2021. Prior to this role, he served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for…
Another successful Transport Month event
Nov 01, 2023 Mobility

Another successful Transport Month event

MasterDrive in association with Santam Heavy Haulage and Castrol concluded another successful Transport Month event yesterday. The annual event started seven years ago as a way to bring road safety issues to the forefront of Transport Month from a…
Used vehicle listings soaring over 3-year period
Nov 01, 2023 Mobility

Used vehicle listings soaring over 3-year period

As we commemorate Transport Month, we have to reflect on South African vehicle listings, particularly the used car market, a booming sector in the automotive space. For reference, we’re looking at used vehicle listings over the past three years and…
Become a night-time driving professional in South Africa
Nov 01, 2023 Mobility

Become a night-time driving professional in South Africa

When driving at night-time, prioritising your safety should be your utmost concern. When the sun goes down, there are safety concerns related to crime, but you are also sharing the road with fatigued and potentially intoxicated drivers, making it…
Leave accident damage evaluation to the experts
Oct 31, 2023 Buzz

Leave accident damage evaluation to the experts

Accidents happen on the roads daily and if you are a motorist out there in the traffic, you are at risk of becoming a statistic. Often, the damage appears minor, if it was a bumper bashing, for example, but how can you be sure? Jacques Viljoen…
Hyundai ends on top in Central European Rally
Oct 31, 2023 Motorsport

Hyundai ends on top in Central European Rally

Hyundai Motorsport is celebrating a fantastic victory on home soil in the Central European Rally, the 12th and penultimate round of the 2023 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), where Thierry Neuville and Martijn Wydaeghe have finished on the top…
Extended parental leave
Oct 31, 2023 Buzz

Extended parental leave

On 25 October 2023, the Johannesburg High Court handed down a judgement in favour of the applicants, who sought for the sections of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), which regulate maternity-, parental-, adoption- and surrogacy leave,…
Gauteng champions crowned, great battles in the Cape
Oct 30, 2023 Motorsport

Gauteng champions crowned, great battles in the Cape

There was a double dose of Rotax Max karting over the weekend as the Northern Regions crowned its 2023 Gauteng champions at a fresh Formula K in Benoni, while the penultimate Western Province round went down at a blustery Killarney in Cape Town.…
Four Investchem Formula 1600 champions among five
Oct 30, 2023 Motorsport

Four Investchem Formula 1600 champions among five

A strong five-man South African team is en route to England to race for the prestigious Walter Hayes Trophy. The team comprising four Investchem Formula 1600 champions, returns to the UK to race against drivers from around the world in the annual…
Video: #OurFordStory Video #2 - Model T Marriage Carriage
Oct 30, 2023 Motoring

Video: #OurFordStory Video #2 - Model T Marriage Carriage

Ford South Africa is celebrating its Centenary with several exciting events and activities including the #OurFordStory video series that chronicles Ford’s century-long journey in South Africa, as well as some of the milestones and highlights along…
Classic Cars: assets that demolish generation stereotypes
Oct 30, 2023 Motoring

Classic Cars: assets that demolish generation stereotypes

The "generation gap" is a myth—at least when it comes to classic cars. Raise your hand if you think puppies are cute, that family is important, if travelling is on your bucket list or if you have a dream car. Chances are you answered yes – just like…
Joining road safety forces
Oct 27, 2023 Mobility

Joining road safety forces

MasterDrive, in partnership with Santam Heavy Haulage and Castrol, is gearing up for their annual Transport Month event. This year marks seven years since the first event and it has grown exponentially and seen its own transformation. October is…
SA Motorsport Memories
Oct 27, 2023 Motorsport

SA Motorsport Memories

The first print run of the large format publication ‘Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit – 60 Years of Memories’ has been sold out. The large-format book, containing more than 500 pages covering the history and memories of the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, was…
SA Motorsport Memories
Oct 27, 2023 Motorsport

SA Motorsport Memories

The first print run of the large format publication ‘Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit – 60 Years of Memories’ has been sold out. The large-format book, containing more than 500 pages covering the history and memories of the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, was…
Momentum increases for Tyrexpo Bangkok 2024 Bookings
Oct 27, 2023 Buzz

Momentum increases for Tyrexpo Bangkok 2024 Bookings

The next international Tyrexpo Series from Tarsus Group, Tyrexpo Asia 2024 Bangkok, will be held at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Bangkok, Thailand on the 15th to 17th May 2024. The show, which will take place in just over…
FUCHS keeps the off-highway segment always moving forward
Oct 27, 2023 Buzz

FUCHS keeps the off-highway segment always moving forward

Keeping the off-highway segment always on the move is a key focus area for FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA, says Andy Weddell, Local Segment Lead: Commercial Vehicles. Operating in the off-highway industry comes with its unique challenges,…
Cleaner mobility relies on collaboration like never before
Oct 27, 2023 Mobility

Cleaner mobility relies on collaboration like never before

In August this year South Africa’s first e-taxi was introduced to industry players and road users. The excitement around this development was palpable, but this is only the start of our journey to transforming the transport sector in accordance with…
Kia EV6 GT named amongst TIME Best Inventions 2023
Oct 26, 2023 Mobility

Kia EV6 GT named amongst TIME Best Inventions 2023

This week, the Kia EV6 GT was recognised amongst the TIME Best Inventions of 2023 within the Transportation category. The annual list, which has been compiled for over two decades, features 200 extraordinary innovations, including new products and…
An exhilarating first day at the Manufacturing Indaba
Oct 26, 2023 Buzz

An exhilarating first day at the Manufacturing Indaba

Thank you for registering to visit the Manufacturing Indaba. We look forward to welcoming you to the event tomorrow. Now, get ready for an action-packed Day 2 at the Sandton Convention Centre. Here's what we have in store for you. Meet our…
Manufactured by Sumitomo Rubber South Africa
Oct 25, 2023 Buzz

Manufactured by Sumitomo Rubber South Africa

As part of the Dunlop Ladysmith plant’s 50th anniversary celebrations in October, the tyre manufacturer announced a project to build two new classrooms, ablutions, an office and a sick bay at Ithubelihle Special Opportunity School in Leonardsville,…
Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac RT launches in South Africa
Oct 25, 2023 Buzz

Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac RT launches in South Africa

Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac RT is Goodyear’s premium 4x4 offering which offers a significant step forward in technology and performance compared to its predecessor. The tyre range is now available in the South African and Asian markets. This latest…
Is your business being audited by the Compensation Fund?
Oct 25, 2023 Buzz

Is your business being audited by the Compensation Fund?

When employers are submitting their ROEs, and their submission varies significantly from the previous year’s submission resulting in a credit to the employer, or where the ROE is overstated due to an employer error, that employer is automatically…
Women as Manufacturing Leaders short course in Gauteng
Oct 25, 2023 Buzz

Women as Manufacturing Leaders short course in Gauteng

Developing leadership capacity and alignment Manufacturing battles to attract and retain women in leadership positions. With advanced technology changing the future skill set required in the industry, manufacturers need to tap the largest talent…
Are you a good driver? Probably not
Oct 25, 2023 Mobility

Are you a good driver? Probably not

Time for a fundamental shift in attitudes to road safety Just about every licenced, and unlicenced, motorist reading this is a good driver. Perhaps even an excellent driver. How do we know this? Because that is what we habitually tell each other and…
MAHLE SA appoints a new Managing Director
Oct 25, 2023 Buzz

MAHLE SA appoints a new Managing Director

A wealth of experience in various areas of the automotive supplier business is what Jürgen Wolf brings to his new position as the Managing Director of MAHLE SA. His career has demonstrated his ability to adapt and to be agile in adjusting to new…
How parents can help teens become better drivers
Oct 25, 2023 Buzz

How parents can help teens become better drivers

Parents play a pivotal role in shaping their teenagers into safe and responsible drivers. Ultimately, parents’ support and involvement can help instil safe driving habits and prepare youngsters for the responsibilities of the road. Barend Smit,…
2023 Road Freight Summit celebrates successful début
Oct 25, 2023 Mobility

2023 Road Freight Summit celebrates successful début

The 2023 Road Freight SME Summit held last week at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton enjoyed a highly successful début, with topics delivering to the needs of the audience and the broader trucking sector. Targeting small fleet owners with 5 to 100 trucks…
Factors that impact the resale value of your car
Oct 25, 2023